SENIOR AIRMAN LINDON BELL and AIRMAN 1ST CLASS QUI-SHAUWN GAINES, 75th Force Support Squadron and 75th Security Forces Squadron
August 13, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — On Aug. 6, Airmen from various units across Team Hill were able to have lunch with Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander; Brig. Gen. Gary Keefe, Massachusetts Air National Guard commander; and Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, AFMC command chief.The luncheon was a one-of-a-kind experience where Airmen from different organizations and components of the... Read more

Commentary: Separated but not alone

SENIOR AIRMAN LAUREN-TAYLOR LEVIN, 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
August 13, 2015
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — As the dawn broke out over the mountains, I woke up to the sun peeping through my window. Once I got up, I went straight to the kitchen to make my family breakfast — yet in the back of my mind, all I could think about was, “How am I going to manage taking care of my children, dogs and work life.” Just the thought of knowing I’ll have twice the amount of... Read more
August 13, 2015
Q: Can you find out why I’m no longer able to use Gate 31 to access my office? I work for the 309th Commodities Maintenance Group in Building 510 and I have line badge for this area. For the past three years, I’ve used this gate; however, recently the organization that controls gate access deleted everyone from their system. When I contacted them to ask why I no longer had gate access, it was... Read more
MASTER SGT. CHRISTINA TROMBLEY, 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant
August 6, 2015
Have you ever wondered what happens on the other side of the fence? The “fence” I’m referring to is where those airplanes come from that fly overhead and create that sound of freedom. I am not a maintainer by trade and honestly had no idea what they did on the other side of the fence until I became a first sergeant. I will say that the last six months have been a huge learning experience for... Read more
August 6, 2015
Q: In light of increased threats and attacks to military members from terrorist organizations and lone sympathizers, would you consider revising policy in order to allow military members that possess valid state-issued concealed firearms permits the ability to carry personally owned firearms on Hill AFB?Uniformed members become highly-sought-after soft targets of opportunity to those willing to... Read more
July 30, 2015
SOUTHWEST ASIA — U.S. Air Force senior leaders are witnessing elevated retention rates due to military members remaining in the service beyond their initial service commitment. The increase in retention rates produces challenges to enact the congressionally mandated force reductions, which creates budget dilemmas. By understanding the military members’ motives, budget decision makers can... Read more
July 30, 2015
Q: I have a question in regard to Hill AFB instruction 31-206, specifically, paragraph 5.1: I have a concealed carry permit issued by the state of Utah and I live in base housing. I also ride a three-wheeled motorcycle. Paragraph 5.1 prohibits me from transporting my weapon in my motorcycle from my home while going on or off base. My question then is, how do I legally transport my weapon when... Read more
July 23, 2015
Feds Feed Families Food Drive is in full swing at Hill Air Force Base! If you’re looking for an opportunity to give back to the off-base community for the first-class support they provide to Hill, then you’ve found it. The Commissary and Hill AFB Airmen are partnering to provide best-in-Air-Force support by gathering donations base-wide and delivering them to the local food pantry, which is... Read more
July 23, 2015
Q: I am the emergency preparedness coordinator for my church and wondered if Hill AFB could help with a donation/sponsorship request. I’m looking for organizations that can help us obtain some equipment like bags and backpacks of all sizes, military trucks, backhoes, forklifts, radios, computers, cameras, and rescue and safety equipment such as AEDs, first aid kits, trauma kits and personal... Read more

Commentary: The picture tells a story

By COL. LEAH G. LAUDERBACK, National Air and Space Intelligence Center
July 16, 2015
There is a picture frame on my desk holding a casual snapshot of my wife and me. There’s nothing particularly special about the small, silver frame. But in my 22 years in the Air Force, it’s the first time I’ve ever had a picture of anyone on my desk at work. Seeing my loved one during the duty day is such a joy. It puts a smile on my face, especially during those tough days, and it reminds me... Read more

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