MIKE RAYNOR, Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs
February 4, 2016
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Bringing a little holiday cheer to an unknown service member was all an 8-year-old boy was trying to do 25 years ago.A single letter united a pair of Air Force veterans, and the handwritten greeting made its way back to its author — now an Air Force major — at Hurlburt Field Jan. 25.It started 25 years ago, when students from Fulmar Elementary School in Mahopac, New York,... Read more
LISA FERDINANDO, DoD News Features, Defense Media Activity
February 4, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States World War One Centennial Commission announced Jan. 26 the winning design concept for a national memorial for what was known at the time as “The Great War.”The incredible service and sacrifice of those who served in World War I a century ago finally will be honored in a memorial in the nation’s capital, said Edwin Fountain, the commission’s vice chairman.... Read more
February 4, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — National Mentoring Month has come to a close, but there are still opportunities for Airmen at all levels to invest in their development and the advancement of others through MyVector.In 2015, the Air Force launched MyVector to provide members seeking mentoring an opportunity for personal and professional development to help Airmen achieve their goals and ultimately strengthen... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
January 28, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Planning funerals for military veterans and retirees can be overwhelming for their families, and the Defense Department’s director of casualty and mortuary affairs wants family members to familiarize themselves in advance, when possible, to know what to expect with military funeral honors.Deborah S. Skillman said families should learn about military funeral honors eligibility... Read more
LT. COL. JULIANNA L. OLSON, 94th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Chief Nurse
January 28, 2016
DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. — The Air Force has a long history when it comes to the national blood donation system. The system dates all the way back to World War II when the Army Air Corps created the capabilities to transport much-needed blood products from the United States into campaign theaters.This capability significantly increased the survival rate of wounded troops demonstrated from... Read more
January 28, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force needs input from Airmen on issues that directly affect the health, well-being and readiness of military members and families by participating in the Health Related Behaviors Survey that will inform the Defense Department of potential health problems in the military community. “Your participation in the 2015 HRBS is critical to assessing health-related... Read more
ILKA COLE, Eglin Air Force Base Public Affairs
January 21, 2016
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The 96th Medical Group’s laboratory provided the first human blood sample of a spirochete bacteria, known to cause tick-borne relapsing fever, to be cultured at the Centers for Disease Control.The bacteria, Borrelia turicatae, had previously only been cultured in animals, according to Maj. (Dr.) Benjamin Stermole, Eglin Air Force Base’s infectiologist.The rare... Read more
January 21, 2016
The Hill Aerospace Museum hosts a “Plane Talk” series featuring speakers related to the heritage of Hill Air Force Base, the U.S. Air Force, other military branches, and many other subjects related to the aerospace and the defense industry.Plane Talk is held at 1 p.m. Saturdays in the Hill Aerospace Museum auditorium.The series began at the museum more than 20 years ago and is held in the fall... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
January 21, 2016
Over the past few months, the Hill AFB Gerrity Memorial Library underwent major upgrades to modernize and update the facility for users. On Jan. 13, the grand reopening took place for excited patrons. With approximately 80,000 library circulation materials, 60,000 patrons last year, and 6,000 registered users, this heavily trafficked base resource received a facelift after approval was... Read more
Andreas Rivera, Special to the Hilltop Times
January 14, 2016
OGDEN — Joseph Ludwig Sieger was born on the Fourth of July, and his family says he was as patriotic as they come. The main pillars of his life were family and military.To that end, the U.S. Air Force veteran and Ogden resident’s final wish was to be buried with his wife in Arlington National Cemetery — a wish his family will be able to grant after he died on Christmas Day at age 84.“We did... Read more

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In The Know Family days for 2016AFMC has designated the following days as “AFMC... more