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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
January 14, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Comprehensive Airman Fitness is built on the four domains of fitness — physical, mental, social and spiritual. CAF is a top-level priority in the Air Force, and it is essential for individuals to be fit across all four domains.Gen. Mark Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, has said, “Comprehensive Airman Fitness is so important ... our focus is on... Read more
January 7, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force officials announced on Dec. 21 that Tops in Blue, the service-unique entertainment program, will cancel its 2016 season, allowing an extended review of the program. Over the last year, submissions to the Air Force’s Airmen Powered by Innovation program reflected recommendations to cancel Tops in Blue because of the required manpower and associated cost. Secretary... Read more
TECH SGT. NICHOLAS RAU, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
January 7, 2016
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — It’s 1999 and he steps onto the gridiron as a leader. It’s his team now. With big shoes to fill left by a record-setting signal caller, senior Cale Bonds is about to begin the final season of his college career as the starting quarterback of the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons football team.Fast forward 16 years.It’s 2015 and he steps in the surgery bay as a leader.... Read more
Brian Brackens, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 7, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — It’s that time of year when people are thinking about things they would like to do differently and goals they would like to meet in this New Year. Popular resolutions include fitness as well as financial goals.For anyone interested in running, fitness and saving money in the New Year, consider signing up for the 20th annual U.S. Air Force Marathon, which... Read more
Sean Kimmons, Air Force News Service
December 23, 2015
Once Susan Zerbe learned that a CH-47 Chinook helicopter had been shot down in Afghanistan, killing all 30 U.S. troops on board, she knew her son was one of them.“I heard it on the news that morning and I just knew he was on there,” she said of her son, Tech. Sgt. Daniel Lee Zerbe.Hours later, her premonition came true when military officers knocked on the door to inform her that Daniel was on... Read more
ALEX R. LLOYD, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
December 17, 2015
By ALEX R. LLOYD75th Air Base Wing Public AffairsHILL AIR FORCE BASE — What do you do with a large piece of equipment that has served the Department of Defense since the beginning of the jet age? The answer, unfortunately, if it is an outdated locomotive, is to unceremoniously cut it up into small pieces for scrap and reuse the parts.The Air Force once owned and operated a bustling railroad fleet... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
December 17, 2015
Games, gifts, Santa and more were all a part of the Families with Special Needs Holiday Party hosted by the Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) at the Base Youth Center on Dec. 5.The event, open to all active duty, guard, reserves, retired, Team Hill civilians and their family members, was specially planned “to provide a safe and comfortable environment for families with children with... Read more
Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
December 10, 2015
Just before Thanksgiving, the Hill Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted its annual care package event, where family members of deployed troops were invited to put together a holiday care package, at no cost to them, for their loved one. The A&FRC provided all sorts of donated goods from Hill AFB and the surrounding community to fill the boxes — soaps, books, games, snacks, candy,... Read more

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