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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...