Commentary

Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 30, 2015
Editor’s Note: Recently Hill AFB observed Holocaust Remembrance Week with a luncheon, a showing of “The Boy in Striped Pajamas,” a candlelight vigil, a “silent mile” 5K and a shoe drive.HILL AIR FORCE BASE  — I don’t have time. Lunch is too expensive. That movie is probably boring. These are a few of the things I heard in the run-up to the events of Holocaust Remembrance Week here. I was... Read more
April 30, 2015
The first annual Hill AFB Motorcycle Rodeo was a success. The event was hosted by the Rocky Mountain Green Knights, Chapter 67. The Hill Riders Association was also on hand to provide mentorship opportunities.There were four motorcycle vendors (Harrison Eurosports, Big Boy Toys, Tucker Speed and Carey’s Cycle), along with numerous food vendors. Also, the Utah Highway Patrol had two members of... Read more
April 30, 2015
Q: With the recent installation of speed humps and the continual road construction both on- and off-base, has any consideration been given to changing the southbound left-turn-only lane on South Gate Drive at 11th Street from left-turn-only to left-turn or straight? This would help alleviate the afternoon traffic jam when during peak traffic hours.A: Yes. Consideration has been given to the... Read more
Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Smith, 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
April 23, 2015
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — The word abuse often conjures images of bruises, swollen lips and harsh markings, but abuse is more than meets the eye. It can be much more than physical suffering and can have lasting effects on a person’s well-being.There are four types of abuse, explained Kristina Holubar, 366th Medical Group Family Advocacy Program assistant. “There’s emotional, physical... Read more
Harry Briesmaster III, 75th Civil Engineer Group Director
April 23, 2015
April 22 marked the 45th annual celebration of Earth Day, and Hill Air Force Base joined the world in this annual pause to contemplate protection of the environment.Hill’s commitment to managing the national resources we are charged with preserving here and at the Utah Test and Training Range is part of each Earth Day recognition, but this commitment is not just for Earth Day. We make a 24/7,... Read more
April 23, 2015
Q: Sir, while I may have missed past publications or emails addressing this issue, have there been any recent Air Force guidance or reminders about electronic cigarette and vaporizer smoking in the workplace?A: Thank you for the opportunity to address this concern. Since e-cigarettes are considered a tobacco product, they are not allowed to be used inside any building on the installation; however... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Ted Muto, Hill AFB Safety Office
April 16, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The flight line is a very dangerous place: There are an infinite number of disastrous events that can happen when you least expect them. As a newly assigned 75 ABW Flight Safety noncommissioned officer, I have quickly learned that safety and mishap prevention are critical. In the flight safety world, our biggest focuses are: Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard,... Read more
Liz Jacobson, USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs
April 16, 2015
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — There is a conversation many teenagers have had with their parents or friends, me included.“Hey, don’t worry! It’ll be fine; all of the pictures I send disappear after 10 seconds. That’s how Snapchat works.”Although many teenagers only share their silly, cross-eyed, quadruple-chinned faces with friends, there are a growing number of teenagers sending inappropriate... Read more
Gen. Larry O. Spencer, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff
April 9, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As we begin Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, clear signs point to the progress we have made in combating sexual assault. We can cite encouraging numbers in the areas of prevalence, reporting and convictions; however, this serves as only the beginning of an enduring effort. This effort must continue without pause and we must not lose sight of it for a moment.... Read more
LT. COL. WILLIAM M. VILLEGAS II, 75th Air Base Wing and Installation chief of safety
April 9, 2015
As days grow longer and it warms up, the children are playing in the neighborhood — riding bikes, skateboarding, or getting about with their motorized scooters.I remember as a young lad jumping ramps with my dirt bike. Back then (in 1979), we did not wear helmets, or elbow and knee pads. We were wearing short pants, and when we fell, skinning our elbows and knees was a daily occurrence. Mom was... Read more

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