Commentary

Col. Don M. Christensen, Chief, government trial and appellate counsel
July 26, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Here's a simple truth ... sexual offenders reject our core values of integrity, service and excellence, in favor of following their own base, undisciplined, criminal desires. Most sexual assaults committed by Airmen are "blue on blue," or Airmen victimizing other Airmen. So in addition to rejecting our core values, these undisciplined Airmen reject the Wingman concept that we prize... Read more
James A. Roy, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
July 19, 2012
The United States Air Force is the world's most advanced air, space and cyberspace force. Most of that can be attributed to you -- our outstanding Airmen -- but technology also plays a huge role. Advanced tools help us maintain an advantage over our adversaries. Technology has enabled our continuing success.However, technology also threatens to cripple us.As electronic communication becomes... Read more
Teri Blake, branch chief, OO-ALC Contracting Directorate
July 12, 2012
More and more civilians in the contracting field are volunteering to deploy and work alongside their military counterparts to support contingency operations in the Middle East. The contracting officers gain experience working in a joint contingency environment and bring considerable experience and stability to the theater. Their mission is to provide the war fighter with critical supplies and... Read more
Patrick Griffin, 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron
July 5, 2012
Just across the parking lot from the Ogden Air Logistics Center headquarters building and looking out of place amongst the old 1200 series buildings is a small tenant squadron making a big impact on our nation's air defense. The 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron, affectionately known as "The RADES," is tasked with evaluating the Air Force's ground-based radar systems, including short-range radars,... Read more
Trinace Johnson, DLA Aviation Public Affairs
June 28, 2012
HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Air Force Col. Deirdre Mahon, will assume command of the Defense Logistics Agency at Ogden from Army Col. James Kinkade during a change of command ceremony at the Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Air Force Base at 10 a.m. June 29.Mahon comes from the 460th Mission Support Group, 460th Space Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., where she provided administrative and personnel... Read more
General Wolfenbarger
June 14, 2012
Team AFMC,I'm truly honored and excited to have been appointed as the commander of Air Force Materiel Command. This week's change of command ceremony was tremendous and the National Museum of the United States Air Force, here at Wright Patterson AFB, was the perfect venue for it. I want to add, again, my thanks to Gen. Don Hoffman for his leadership and untiring commitment to AFMC, the Air Force... Read more
June 14, 2012
Question: I would like to know why after spending all of our taxpayers' money in building that new West Gate we still have traffic backed up on the north exit all the way to I-15. This is a safety hazard. Eventually someone is going to get hurt. Three lanes were put in at the gate however only two were being used this morning. We used to have two guards on each lane and now we only have one. This... Read more
June 14, 2012
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force human resources officials added a new feature in May to the Employee Benefits Information System Web application that allows Air Force appropriated fund civilians to request benefits-related actions online. The HR Link module will help civilians prepare for retirement, request a retirement... Read more
Col. Allan Day, 309th Maintenance Wing, Commander
June 7, 2012
In the next few weeks, the organization that is the 309th Maintenance Wing will ceremonially inactivate and furl its guidons, then pick up and continue working as part of the new Ogden Air Logistics Complex.Our wing began as the Maintenance Directorate, led by Gene Hathenbruck, followed by the 309th MXW, led by Brig. Gen. Robert McMahon, Brig. Gen. Art Cameron, Brig. Gen. John Cooper and Sue... Read more
June 7, 2012
QUIZ: The Minuteman I was initially designed to be launched from underground silos as well as what other platform?A. Mobile Railroad System B. B-52sC. Aboveground Hardened FacilitiesD. Satellites A GLIMPSE BACK:JUNE 1-7, 1962On July 20, 1962, Ogden AMA shipped the first production model of the Minuteman I missile to Malmstrom AFB, Mont. The missile was transported by a specially designed... Read more

In The Know

In the Know Easter services at Hill AFB ChapelThe following are services... more