LifeTimes

Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
February 26, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After extended periods of time apart, whether from a deployment or lengthy TDY, military spouses can benefit from a helping hand.That’s the idea behind Spouse Reunion Training, which is being offered from noon to 1 p.m. March 9 at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. The training is designed to help couples take on the reintegration process more smoothly and learn about... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wight Public Affairs
February 26, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Airmen from the 419th Fighter Wing showed their support for a Utah boy battling cancer by shaving their heads during a deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.The reservists joined about 30 deployed Airmen from across the Air Force who faced the razor Feb. 10 as part of the “Lose It for Landon” campaign to raise awareness for 11-year-old Landon Streadbeck, a Morgan... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
February 26, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — Local veterans of the Vietnam War say a bill making the rounds in this year’s legislative session would not only honor their service, but it would also help preserve their legacy.House Bill 275 is simple: It would rename the existing portions of Interstate 84 within Utah as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway and require that the Utah Department of Transportation designate it... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
February 12, 2015
Workers may get a larger tax refund this year because of the EITC, or Earned Income Tax Credit. But to get it, you must file a tax return and claim it.If you worked last year and had income of less than $52,427, check out your eligibility for EITC. EITC can mean up to a $6,143 refund when you file a return if you have qualifying children. Workers without a qualifying child could be eligible for a... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS DUSTIN MULLEN, 325th FIghter Wing Public Affairs
February 12, 2015
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Children often admire parents and grandparents for doing great things, which can compel them to follow in their families’ footsteps and strive for greatness. For one Airman here, those footsteps from the past were followed almost exactly, leading to three generations of air traffic controllers.Senior Master Sgt. Michael Merritt, a 325th Operation Support Squadron... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN KEITH JAMES, 3rd Combat Camera Squadron
February 12, 2015
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Some Airmen dream of a 20-year career. Some know they’ll serve one enlistment and then separate. But some have that decision taken right out of their hands.Retired Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Harper met a major career obstacle in 2011. Harper served in the Air Force Reserve as a loadmaster for the 89th Airlift Squadron, 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson Air... Read more
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
February 12, 2015
Measles is a highly contagious disease that can be serious for young children. Protect your child by making sure he or she is up to date on vaccinations.Caused by a virus, measles starts with a fever. Soon after, it causes a cough, runny nose and red eyes. Then a rash of tiny, red spots breaks out. It starts at the head and spreads to the rest of the body. Measles can lead to pneumonia,... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
February 5, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Once upon a time, the United States Air Force spent time and money chasing flying saucers, extraterrestrial beings and other unexplained phenomena reported to be occupying our skies.Although those days have long since vanished, recently released documents — which many in the UFO community consider to be Holy Grail — now allow anyone with Internet access to relive the days... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
February 5, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Each week for most of the year — except for a break during summer months — a free Climbing 101 course is offered at the Warrior Fitness Center for those who are eligible to work out in the WFC and who are over the age 13. A dedicated team of volunteers manages the wall and climbing program and has fine-tuned the language of this class to make it easy to follow, fun to... Read more
1ST LT. KAYLEE AUSBUN, 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
February 5, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Airmen in the 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the 466th AMU will compete in a weapons load competition in Hangar 37 here at 8 a.m. Feb. 13 to determine which unit will be named “Weapons Load Crew of the Year.”  The 421st, an active-duty squadron under the 388th Fighter Wing, and the 466th, a reserve squadron under the 419th Fighter Wing will go head-to-head in the... Read more