Commentary

July 23, 2015
Feds Feed Families Food Drive is in full swing at Hill Air Force Base! If you’re looking for an opportunity to give back to the off-base community for the first-class support they provide to Hill, then you’ve found it. The Commissary and Hill AFB Airmen are partnering to provide best-in-Air-Force support by gathering donations base-wide and delivering them to the local food pantry, which is... Read more
July 23, 2015
Q: I am the emergency preparedness coordinator for my church and wondered if Hill AFB could help with a donation/sponsorship request. I’m looking for organizations that can help us obtain some equipment like bags and backpacks of all sizes, military trucks, backhoes, forklifts, radios, computers, cameras, and rescue and safety equipment such as AEDs, first aid kits, trauma kits and personal... Read more


Commentary: The picture tells a story

By COL. LEAH G. LAUDERBACK, National Air and Space Intelligence Center
July 16, 2015
There is a picture frame on my desk holding a casual snapshot of my wife and me. There’s nothing particularly special about the small, silver frame. But in my 22 years in the Air Force, it’s the first time I’ve ever had a picture of anyone on my desk at work. Seeing my loved one during the duty day is such a joy. It puts a smile on my face, especially during those tough days, and it reminds me... Read more


Commentary: Action Line

July 16, 2015
Q: Is there any reason that the far left lane heading out the South Gate remains a left-turn-only lane even after the barricade has been removed? It would seem that this lane can be used as a through lane for vehicles exiting the gate. Instead, vehicles on this lane who want to make a left onto SR 193 must first change into middle lane and then come back into the left lane once they pass the... Read more


Commentary: Action Line

July 16, 2015
Q: The OPM office sent out an email to those millions of federal employees who may have been affected by cybersecurity incident involving the OPM database. The email consists of a link to www.csid.com/OPM/ for employees to enroll in Protector Plus, a company that specializes in identity theft protection and fraud resolution. However, this site is blocked and not accessible through our government... Read more
COL. RONALD E. JOLLY SR., 75th Air Base Wing commander
July 9, 2015
As you all know, it is our intent to close the Southwest Gate. Due to the construction at the intersection of South Gate Drive and State Road 193, we postponed the closure from June to July 7. Construction has been delayed again and the Southwest Gate will remain open until construction is completed, or our experts feel the work will no longer cause further complications with our gate transition... Read more
CHIEF MASTER SGT. RHONDA MILLER, Hill Air Force Base
July 9, 2015
I cannot believe it has been nearly 27 years since the start of this journey. While it has not always been smooth traveling, it has never been boring. Throughout these past years I have had many mentors, critics, bosses, friends and family hold my hand, listen to me rant and rave, and give me honest feedback. Sometimes I took their advice, sometimes they took mine, but through it all, we did... Read more
GEN. ELLEN PAWLIKOWSKI, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
July 2, 2015
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, starting the colonies on the path to freedom. The next day, John Adams wrote to his wife, describing the time as “the most memorable epoch in the history of America” and saying he was “apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great... Read more
MASTER SGT. LAZARUS P. PANZARELLA, 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron first sergeant
July 2, 2015
An old phrase tells us that “For the love of money is the root of all evil.” Although it’s a commonly held opinion that greed can lead to a path of corruption and harmful behavior, I’m not here to share my viewpoint on moral standards. Instead, I want to tell you why money is your friend and not your foe or evil at all. Because a lot of people understandably feel that it’s no one else’s... Read more
LT. GEN. LEE K. LEVY II, AFSC commander
June 25, 2015
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Airmen of the Air Force Sustainment Center, on June 18, while visiting Hill AFB and the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, I was able to witness the first-ever takeoff of a USMC F-35B STOVL (i.e. Short Take-Off, Vertical Landing) after undergoing depot-level modifications at an Air Force depot. The jet was taking off for a functional check flight.This was a great moment... Read more

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