LifeTimes

September 22, 2016
Hundreds of Airmen and civilians celebrated the U.S. Air Force’s 69th birthday during the 2016 Air Force Ball held Sept. 17 at the Davis Convention Center in Layton.The annual ball’s theme was “A Celebration of Warriors, Innovators & Leaders” and events included traditional military and civilian ceremonies, dinner, video presentations, and a ceremonial cake cutting.During the event, Kearston... Read more
September 22, 2016
More than a dozen workers from the Lowe’s located in Layton volunteered their time to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls inside the Airman Recreation Center. The project took more than two day to complete. The Center, also known as the ARC, is place for Hill AFB’s junior enlisted Airmen to relax and unwind by playing games such as ping pong or pool, watching movies, or just spending time... Read more
September 22, 2016
The 30th Annual Hill AFB Military Retiree Appreciation Day occurred here Sept. 16.Attendees received the latest information regarding military retiree benefits and activities from dozens of information booths.Among others, participants included the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Social Security, the Veterans Administration as well as the 75th Medical Group and 75th Mission Support Group.... Read more
Douglas E. Pierson, Hill AFB Public Health
September 15, 2016
Flu season is right around the corner, and Utah’s largest single-site employer is encouraging all employees and on base personnel to get the flu shot.Hill AFB will offer a variety of locations and venues for everyone on base to get vaccinated.Beginning in September, the Hill AFB Immunization Clinic will focus its efforts on vaccinating all active-duty members. The 75th Medical Group will also... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
September 15, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill Air Force Base resident Fabiola Sanchez set her sights recently on pursuing a career in the medical field, but was unsure how to proceed as a stay at home parent. Determined to begin her education, Sanchez enrolled in a Certified Nursing Assistant program. Shortly after completion, she learned of the Air Force Aid Spouse Employment Grant Program operated by the... Read more
September 15, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The base golf course here hosted a golf expo Sept. 5-7 featuring two professional golfers.Hubbard Memorial Golf Course welcomed LPGA touring professionals Kim Hall and Mallory Blackwelder, who provided tips and demonstrations on putting, chipping, and driving. Blackwelder, who has a cousin currently serving in the Air Force, commented positively on her first visit... Read more
September 15, 2016
WASHINGTON — Veterans receiving care at Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Medical Centers will now be able to schedule routine ear and eye appointments at local VA Audiology and Optometry clinics without a primary care referral – a move that eliminates multiple steps and gets Veterans into appointments quicker.Before now, Veterans seeking appointments with audiologists or optometrists had to... Read more
DR. PETER SKIRBUNT, DeCA historian
September 15, 2016
FORT LEE, Va. — Sixty-nine years ago on Sept. 18, men and women of the Army Air Forces stopped wearing Army green and started sporting Air Force blue.On that date, W. Stuart Symington – formerly the Assistant Secretary of War for Air – was sworn in as the first Secretary of the Air Force. Gen. Carl A. “Toohey” Spaatz became the first Chief of Staff of the Air Force eight days later.  The... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
September 8, 2016
By DANA RIMINGTONHilltop Times CorrespondentHILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Airman’s Attic has been serving the needs of Airmen stationed at Hill AFB and Department of Defense personnel for many years, but the donation center is seeing an increase in unacceptable donations. Although the center appreciates donations, it is not set up to accommodate the large furniture, garbage items, soiled linens... Read more
J.D. LEVITE, Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
September 8, 2016
FALLS CHURCH, Va.— The Air Force is determined to prevent suicide, but you don’t need to be a specialist or doctor to do that. Sometimes all it takes is starting a conversation. Everyone has a role to play. That’s a key part of the Department of Defense’s #BeThere Campaign, which encourages making a difference through every day connections.“We’re sending the message that it’s ok to have problems... Read more

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