Commentary

Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
September 20, 2012
The 75th Medical Group will offer the opportunity to drop off unused or old prescription medication and sharps at the BX and Commissary on Sept. 29.There are six Smith's pharmacies doing this at off-base locations on the same date and during the same time, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.They include two Bountiful locations, 2390 S. Main St. and 966 S. 200 West; Farmington, 1316 N. Highway 89; Layton, 1170 E.... Read more
Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield, Air Force Sustainment Center
September 13, 2012
It takes integrity to run a world-class business.As the new Air Force Sustainment Center commander, I'm challenging our personnel to strive for world-class results. I want to improve our business and give our war fighter the best product with the highest quality, on time and on cost. In this environment of excellence, there is no room for misconduct and I'm reminding all federal employees to... Read more
Lt. Col. T. Allen Heritage, 2nd Combat Camera Squadron commander
September 13, 2012
As a senior cadet at a military college, I was tasked as cadet officer of the day -- my charge was to run the guard detail responsible for manning numerous gates and entrances to the campus. After guard mount, the first order of business was calling the commandant of cadets to report that the guard was in place for the night and anything else of importance. The commandant, retired Army Col. Tony... Read more
Susan Schickel, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Assistance
September 13, 2012
Legitimate rape, forcible rape, substantiated rape, unwanted sex; terms all used to describe what in fact is rape, period!It's been all over the news in recent months, and not just in regards to the military. From the release of the "Invisible War" or the instructors at Lackland Air Force Base, to the GOP activist right here in Utah and I'm sure you have all heard the most recent comment... Read more
Wendell Mann, 748 SCMG/OMS
August 30, 2012
As supply chain managers, our success depends on our ability to provide customers with products and services that meet their needs as well as their expectations. Delivering resources via the right thing, the right way and for the right reason are measurements of our success. The 748th Supply Chain Management Group bumper sticker reads: "Logistics professionals providing, anticipating and... Read more
Armed Forces News Service
August 30, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message to all Air Force personnel:As our nation pays tribute to American workers during Labor Day weekend, we thank all Airmen for your dedicated service and hard work every day of the year. While many of you enjoy a... Read more
COL. RYAN L. BRITTON, Director, ICBM Systems Directorate
August 23, 2012
For most people, the Nuclear Triad is not a common element of discourse during their day-to-day lives. Because of this, many may miss the tremendous contribution the personnel at Team Hill provide to our Nation and its deterrent forces; something I wish to expand upon today.The Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) constantly projects our Nation's commitment to self-defense and the protection... Read more
Russell Hinrichs, Hill Exchange General Manager
August 16, 2012
The Hill AFB Exchange is paying dividends in more ways than one as Airmen exercising their benefit by dining and shopping on base last year generated a dividend of $521,478. From February to June 2012, Hill Air Force Base has received more than $216,790 in dividends.These funds are critical to the Air Force Service's ability to enhance local programs and facilities including the Fitness Center,... Read more
Chief Master Sgt. Jeff Nelson, Chief Enlisted Manager 729th Air Control Squadron
August 9, 2012
In my 29 years in the Air Force I have seen a lot of things change but there has always been one constant -- Airmen. It does not matter what you are engaged in there are Airmen making it happen. Our senior leaders constantly remind us the world's greatest Air Force is dominant not because of technology but because of our team of Airmen. However, our technology may be having a detrimental effect... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Richard Gonzales, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
August 2, 2012
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Derek Guinn has been in the business of serving others for more than two decades. Guinn spent 10 years with Utah's National Guard as an intelligence analyst supporting ground forces and has worked as a chaplain in the 419th Fighter Wing for the last 11 years. I caught up with Guinn to talk chaplain duties of service and protection, and his relevance in today's military. How... Read more