LifeTimes

TECH. SGT. RYAN CRANE, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa
August 27, 2015
PARIS — U.S. Ambassador to France Jane D. Hartley recognized Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone for his actions in saving countless lives during a terrorist attack aboard a train headed toward Paris Aug. 21.“We often use the word hero, and in this case I know that word has never been more appropriate,” Hartley said.“They are truly heroes. When most of us would run away, Spencer, Alek and Anthony ran... Read more
Jet Fabara, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs
August 27, 2015
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, California -- The Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, which oversees all three test variants of the F-35 Lightning II, has proved its resolve to test and equip the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps with the latest fifth-generation fighter. This is evidenced by achieving a historical milestone involving a new monthly flying record.During July, the JSF ITF flew... Read more
August 20, 2015
Approaching from the north, a vintage B-17 bomber aircraft passed through airspace above Hill Air Force Base on Aug. 13. The flyover was special, considering the base’s history.On January 12, 1940, ground was broken for the Ogden Air Depot at what was then called Hill Field. The name “Hill Field” was chosen in honor of Army Air Corps Maj. Ployer P. Hill, who died October 30, 1935, in a Boeing... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 20, 2015
It was a wake-up call for Richard Heaton when a co-worker persuaded him to get his cholesterol checked during one of the Civilian Health Promotion Services program’s routine visits in his office. His results came back fairly good, but his HDL, the good kind of cholesterol, was dismal. HDL numbers should range from 40 to 60, but Heaton’s number was 20, putting him at risk for heart disease.... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 13, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — For Senior Airman Jeffrey Warra, wrestling was simply a high school sport he played after a friend talked him into it. Seeing himself as one of the little guys at school, Warra knew basketball and football weren’t in his future, so he joined the wrestling team.He ended up competing at state all four years, with a fourth-place finish during his senior year in Kentucky. ... Read more
Nathan Simmons, 388th Fighter Wing
August 13, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Local kids visited Hill on August 5 to learn more about military aviation, as part of Utah Valley University’s Road Scholars program.The group, which included adolescents who are interested in aviation careers and their family members, discussed military aviation with a 388th Fighter Wing pilot and then received a walk-around tour of an F-16 at Hill’s Aerospace Museum.Capt.... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
August 13, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The award of the new modernization contract for electronic health records is a great opportunity to “save money, save time, and most importantly, save lives,” said Christopher A. Miller, the Defense Healthcare Management Systems program executive officer.In a culmination of a more than two-year effort, the Defense Department today awarded a $4.3 billion contract to Leidos, Inc... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS CHRISTIAN CLAUSEN, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
August 13, 2015
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — He awoke on a frigid morning in Washington, D.C., completely blind and was rushed through the cold, snow-laden streets in a furious sprint to the hospital.A few hours later, Ryan Keeney received the worst news of his life. He had been diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, a deadly form of cancer that, without quick treatment, can claim a victim’s life within... Read more
August 13, 2015
TODD CROMAR/U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt.Allen Goodger, 372nd Traning Squadron, and daughters (left to right) Destiny and Brianna, receive backpacks from Dawn Hyatt, Operation Homefront volunteer on Aug. 4 at Hill Air Force Base’s Centennial Park. Operation Homefront held a Back-to-School Brigade event to distribute backpacks and school supplies to area military children.  Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
August 6, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A group of seventh-graders from the Weber State University Prefreshman Engineering Program recently saw the Air Force behind the scenes for the first time. For most of them, it was eye-opening as they toured the explosive ordnance device area and facilities for pilot life support and emergency preparedness. Roy Junior High School student Cameron McKay didn’t expect to... Read more

In The Know

In the Know AAFES opens Hill AFB Domino’s locationDomino’s pizza is now available... more