Chief Master Sgt. Don W. Stroud, 388th Fighter Wing
November 27, 2014
Is there a special recipe for leadership? In today’s Air Force, we struggle trying to find that special recipe to get our teams to perform at their top levels of efficiency. As technology catapults us into the future and new leadership philosophies develop through the halls of universities worldwide, we still rely on the one thing that cannot be imitated by computers or taught in class – personal... Read more
Col. Donald Grannan, 88th Communications Group commander
November 20, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — She was an Airman Leadership School distinguished graduate, earned staff sergeant her first time testing, received all 5s on her enlisted performance reports and took part in two deployments. Clearly she was a high-performing Airman. But, in her words, the Air Force had made it clear it didn’t want her. Huh?I have proudly served our Air Force all of my... Read more
Karen Bastian, Hill AFB Energy Outreach Coordinator
November 13, 2014
As Energy Awareness Month draws to a close we are honored to be part of an organization that can pick up and “Make Things Happen.” Team Hill is proving that energy awareness and conservation is not just a fad, it is becoming a way of life, and for good reason. If we were to retrace our steps back over time, we could see how both natural and human activities change Earth’s climate. Since the... Read more
Gen. Larry O. Spencer, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff
November 13, 2014
Fellow Airmen,Your enthusiasm and ingenuity continues to be our Air Force’s number one weapon system! In April of this year we launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation program aimed at turning your ideas into real cost savings for our Air Force. Since coming online API has received and reviewed more than 2,400 ideas and that number continues to climb. Thank you and keep the great ideas flowing.... Read more
General Janet Wolfenbarger, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
November 6, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Every generation hopes that the next will never have to go to war. Yet, as our United States Air Force approaches its 25th year of sustained combat operations, willing men and women from throughout our country continue to answer their nation’s call to protect our freedoms.Veterans Day is a time to remember the men and women who have served in our nation’s... Read more
Master Sgt. Sonny Cohrs, 23rd Wing Public Affairs
November 6, 2014
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — I received at least five emails last week warning me to secure my social media settings and be aware of what I post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Why? Do you not like to see what I had for dinner last night? Too many #selfies? Are photos of my dog eating a Popsicle offensive? (In my defense, he’s a really awesome dog.)No. The warning is because there are potential... Read more
388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Hilltop Times Staff
October 30, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — 388th and 419th Fighter Wing pilots began flying night missions Oct. 20-24, and projects future night flying to occur Nov. 3-18, Nov. 25 and Dec. 8-23. Local residents may hear F-16s flying during the night hours as pilots continue to hone their night-time combat flying skills.The active duty 388th FW and the Reserve 419th FW share a fleet of Block 40 F-16s, and are required... Read more
By Chief Master Sgt. Arvie McGinnis, Superintendent, 419th Mission Support Group
October 30, 2014
Author Stephen Covey described a principle he called the 90/10 principle. Ten percent of life is made up of what happens to you. Ninety percent of life is decided by how you react.We really have no control over 10 percent of what happens to us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down and the plane will be late arriving, which throws our whole schedule off.A driver may cut us off in the traffic... Read more
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer
October 30, 2014
WASHINGTON — Just as Airmen broke the sound barrier and pioneered new paths to space, Airmen will pioneer new ways to prevent sexual assault in the Air Force. Preventing this crime is not easy; if it were, you, America’s Airmen, would already have eliminated it from our force. As we begin this new fiscal year, I ask for your help in pioneering new ways to prevent sexual assault in the force... Read more
Col. Ronald E. Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing and Installation commande
October 23, 2014
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Team Hill, the hour is upon us. Nearly 200 inspectors from Air Force Materiel Command will be here from Oct. 27-Nov. 10 to evaluate how well AFMC units, and other Team Hill partners, conduct our vital national defense mission. As the Air Base Wing commander, I have seen “great people doing great things” across this installation. I am excited for the inspectors to... Read more

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