Commentary

Team Hill Wing Commander editorial
November 7, 2013
  Sexual assault has no place in our Air Force. A single sexual assault inhibits our ability to accomplish our mission, undermines our core values and abuses the trust our country has placed upon us to serve honorably and protect each other. The Air Force is aggressively engaging in prevention strategies, supporting victims and holding accountable those who commit sexual assault. Our goal... Read more
Gen. Larry O. Spencer, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff
November 7, 2013
      WASHINGTON — When I was a young Airman, during the heat of an intense intramural flag football game, a fellow Airman, who was frustrated that he could not stop me from advancing the ball, yelled the "N" word out loud. I was shocked and confused. Having been raised in Southeast Washington, D.C., I was certainly no stranger to harsh language or "trash talk." However, this was... Read more


Commentary: We are all Air Force Energy

Karen Bastian, 75th CES Energy Outreach coordinator
October 31, 2013
Reducing energy consumption can lower one’s personal electric bill, and help to drive down the cost of energy overall. Turning off lights when not in use, buying energy saving appliances and changing light bulbs from incandescent to LED or compact fluorescents are proven ways to lower energy bills. In conjunction with this Air Force-wide effort to conserve resources at work and at home, the Hill... Read more
Health and Wellness Center
October 31, 2013
Terrie Hall, a true American hero, appeared in ads run by the CDC for the Tips From Former Smokers media campaign, which encouraged several million smokers to try to quit. Terrie died on Sept. 16 from the effects of the cancer caused by the cigarette smoking she began in high school. Treating her cancer required multiple surgeries over the years, including the loss of her voice box, leaving a... Read more
Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, Air Force Sustainment Center commander
October 17, 2013
First and foremost, I want everyone to know how much I appreciate the way you have handled the chaos during the last few months. The budget crisis in Washington turned very personal for each and every Air Force Sustainment Center member with furloughs, the shutdown, pay issues, and impacts to operations. I know the turmoil has caused difficulties at home and at work. But through it all, you have... Read more
Col. Kathryn Kolbe, 75th Air Base Wing commander
October 17, 2013
Team Hill, On Oct. 1, the Department of Defense and our Air Force entered a new phase of operations that requires our entire team to unite, support our fellow wingmen and find solutions to tough problems. As the full effects of the government shutdown become evident, it is imperative that our team stays strong and positive to ensure we meet the needs of our nation. Fortunately, we have an... Read more
Capt. Eric Kirwan, LCSW, 75th Medical Group
October 10, 2013
Have you ever thought about suicide? Maybe the better question is who hasn’t thought about suicide! When I ask people the question very seldom do people have the courage to admit it. I am not talking about having the intent or a plan to do it, but rather the thought of "what ifs" or "I wish I didn’t feel this pain anymore." I believe these struggles are far more common than we are all willing to... Read more
David Abbott, Hill AFB Energy Management Office
October 3, 2013
October, Energy Action Month, provides an opportunity for Hill AFB Airmen to learn more about the impact of energy to the Air Force’s mission as part of a national campaign led by the Department of Energy. This year’s theme, "I am Air Force Energy," puts the Airman at the center of the campaign. The goal is to inspire the Total Force to be more efficient so they can give the Air Force an assured... Read more
Kelly Capener, Chief, Business Operations OO-ALC
September 26, 2013
With all the rhetoric in the news lately regarding the lack of a signed federal budget, the continuing resolution (CRA), sequestration, DoD furloughs, and another potential round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), I thought it was important for our readers to hear "the rest of the story." Though all of these subjects are very important and admittedly our nation faces serious fiscal... Read more
Airman 1st Class Danny Rangel, 2nd Combat Camera Squadron
September 19, 2013
  My lungs burn like they’re aflame. It feels as though all the muscles in my legs are locked up, rigid and yet somehow those same muscles are able to shoot furious stabs of pain up and down my body. Every tendon, every sinew is enraged. My nerve endings are crying out for me to stop, begging me to just stop running already. Squinting, I can see the final stretch of road ahead. The last... Read more

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