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Bill Orndorff, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
May 21, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A lifetime of casual fishing paid off for a Hill AFB sergeant in April as he placed fifth out of 137 anglers in the Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society Nation Western Divisional tournament.Senior Master Sgt. Davick Hansen, superintendent of the 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group Depot Maintenance Squadron, was also named the Utah state champion. He caught 12 largemouth bass,... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 21, 2015
HOOPER — Mark Vigil wants the memories of how his son lived his life to outweigh the thoughts of how it ended.Vigil’s son Miles died by suicide in late 2010 after struggling with severe post-traumatic stress disorder that followed a tour of duty with the Army in Afghanistan. Since his son’s death, Vigil has been on a crusade to raise both money and awareness for military-induced PTSD, suicide and... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th ABW Public Affairs
May 14, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Cold weather couldn’t dampen warm hearts Friday as family and friends gathered on the Hill Air Force Base flight line to welcome home Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings.The Airmen were deployed to Afghanistan for six months in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, carrying out the F-16 mission. The pilots, maintenance, and operations support personnel are... Read more
Bryon Saxton, Hilltop Times Correspondent
May 7, 2015
SOUTH OGDEN — Ogden pharmacist Alfred Barrack loves flexing some U.S. military might.The father of five does it by collecting and restoring old military vehicles, and then eventually reselling them when he needs to buy another.“It is a symbol of American might,” Barrack said of his infatuation with the vehicles that offer amateur mechanics like himself an opportunity to repair and restore the... Read more
Dave Smith, 21st Space Wing Public Affairs
May 7, 2015
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Health, fitness and energy are important considerations for all Airmen, but when does pursuing them result in potential and real problems?Supplements, health foods and energy drinks may be popular and even come with approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but that doesn’t ensure compliance with current Air Force instructions or passing a urinalysis test... Read more
May 7, 2015
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Air Force Ground Safety is sponsoring Fall Protection Focus weeks May 4-15.This initiative is a partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s campaign “National Safety Stand-Down.”During fiscal years 2010-2014, the Air Force had 7,671 injuries from falls resulting in 44,000 lost work... Read more
Kevin Gaddie, Team Eglin Public Affairs
April 30, 2015
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — When a career-ending injury halted then-Staff Sgt. Daniel Crane’s promising military career, he almost gave in to the anger and depression that threatened to overtake him.In 2012, Crane, assigned to the 736th Security Forces Squadron in Guam, had just completed a three-day security mission. The night after, he spent some off-duty time at a friend’s house and was... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 30, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Young students built miniature wind turbines and solved a mock crisis at the Knights and Dragons event for fathers and sons in fourth through eighth grades, hosted April 15 by the Hill Air Force Base STEM Outreach Program at the Gerrity Memorial Library.On this evening, participants had the opportunity to build mini wind turbines and use solar panels to power a small village... Read more
April 30, 2015
EPHRAIMLance Cpl. Johnny S. Martinez, USMCJuly 15, 1948 - Nov. 28, 196820 years oldRifleman 1 year of service  ESCALANTESgt. 1st Class Gerry G. Chesnut, USA Nov. 22, 1936 - Dec. 2, 1967 31 years old Infantryman 12 years of service EUREKAPfc. Richard L. Sorensen, USASept. 5, 1947 - Feb. 11, 196820 years oldInfantryman FAIRVIEW1st Lt. Gary R. Mower, USAMarch 18, 1944 - May 22, 1970 26... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 23, 2015
EDEN — Hill Air Force Base families poured into Wolf Creek Lodge in Eden for the 2015 Team Hill Air Expeditionary Force Retreat on April 17.The three-day retreat was created for families with an Airman preparing for deployment or returning from a deployment. The retreat offers free lodging, catered meals and activities for families to enjoy together, as well as resiliency trainings with... Read more

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