Commentary

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
December 19, 2013
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — As the holidays approach, it’s a fitting time to reflect on the past year. With all of the budget cuts/uncertainties and the corresponding furloughs and recent force management announcements, 2013 was a year filled with many challenges. It was also a year filled with many successes. Through the extraordinary determination and dedication of each and every... Read more
Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center
December 19, 2013
As another year draws to a close I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude for everything you do for our Air Force and for our nation. Our ability to overcome adversity this year was directly related to your internal strength and resiliency.This is our second holiday season as the Air Force Sustainment Center, and I’m proud of what we’ve become. We are a stronger and more efficient... Read more
R. Lance Haycock, 748th Supply Chain Management Group
December 12, 2013
Coming from the Supply Chain perspective here at Hill AFB, we live and function on the principles of the Supply Chain Operations Reference Model, or SCOR model. We focus on things like Plan, Source, Make/Repair, Deliver and Return, along with the Enablers that make these all possible. Our goal is to get the right parts to the right place at the right time to meet the customer’s needs, whether... Read more
Command Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Mazzone, 8th Air Mobility Wing
December 12, 2013
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. —  In the 1990s it was not uncommon for an Airman to hear the phrase “Suck it up!” It was also rare to find the supervisor who would encourage Airmen to seek help to work through mental health concerns. It seemed the senior noncommissioned officers were worried more about maintaining the appearance of a strong and ready force. Unbeknownst to them, they were... Read more


Commentary: Winter has arrived

Eli Whitman, Community Services Director
December 5, 2013
EDITOR’S NOTE:  This article currently appears in the 75th FSS Happenings Booklet available at FSS activities basewide.Winter has arrived and I’m concerned that there’s not enough time to enjoy all that Utah has to offer especially in winter. The other day I was so stressed out trying to figure out how I was going to get all my holiday shopping done without sacrificing my goal of 30 days of... Read more
Master Sgt. Brandy Walker, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant
December 5, 2013
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I would be hard pressed to find anyone, myself included, that at one point or another hasn’t gone down the wrong path. Maybe it was walking on the edge of breaking the law or flat out breaking it. Maybe it was financial troubles, sexual misconduct, drinking too much, relationship issues, work performance slipping, not always doing the right thing when no one is... Read more
Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield, AFSC commander
November 28, 2013
As we approach Thanksgiving and the start of the Holiday season, it’s easy to look back upon this past year with a little bit of pessimism.We have endured a great deal of chaos, but the fact that we have weathered the storm and regained our balance is a tribute to your spirit and professionalism.I have been inspired by the way folks have focused on what they can control to make the absolute best... Read more
Capt. Michael A. Carter, 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron
November 14, 2013
On the afternoon of Nov. 8, the men and women of the 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron gathered to reflect on the generations of veterans who paved the way for our country. The 75th LRS wanted to pay special tribute to the nine members of the Air Force Logistics Readiness family who have died in the line of duty during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. The squadron formed up in front... Read more
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

In The Know

In the Know Freedom run, walk scheduled for July 4A Freedom 5k Run/2 Mile Walk... more