Aaron Clark, 75th Air Base Wing Historian
March 10, 2016
During Women’s History Month, much attention is deservedly paid to the “WASPs” of World War II. While there were no Women’s Airforce Service Pilots stationed at Hill Air Force Base during WWII, women here played a vital role in the war effort for many years, helping lay a strong foundation for the host of women maintainers who have long played a vital role in Hill’s support of the warfighter.Feb... Read more
March 3, 2016
WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Throughout 2016, Civilian Health Promotion Services will celebrate its 10-year anniversary of providing health and wellness services to Air Force Materiel Command’s workforce. The CHPS program began in 2006 in collaboration with Federal Occupational Health to maintain a healthy and productive civilian workforce and to support AFMC’s goal of enhancing... Read more
March 3, 2016
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Young people nationwide stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco on Kick Butts Day, a national day of youth activism. Advocates, teachers and community leaders organize events on Kick Butts Day that empower youth to spread word about tobacco use, the leading cause of preventable death in the United States that kills nearly half a million Americans each year.... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 3, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Engineers often perform heroic works behind the scenes, with the public oblivious to the effects on everyone’s daily lives. Consequently, Engineering Week was born across the nation more than 60 years ago, and is still going strong in an effort to shed some light on the work of engineers. “We need to celebrate what engineers bring to us as a society, especially since a... Read more
Dave Smith, 21st Space Wing Public Affairs
February 25, 2016
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Due to popularity and past holiday sales, the number of drones has soared.The Federal Aviation Administration estimated more than 1 million drones were sold during the year-end holiday season. With that many new drones added to existing numbers, federal, state and local officials are concerned about safety, security and privacy related to these remotely piloted... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
February 25, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Talk about the United Service Organizations and people think it is some holding company, but mention USO, and all Americans know it’s a way for them to connect with service members.Retired Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the chairman of the USO Board of Governors and former Army chief of staff, estimated that the USO has served more than 35 million Americans over its history.The... Read more
CHIEF MASTER SGT. MATT PROIETTI, 3rd Combat Camera Squadron
February 25, 2016
THOMASVILLE, Ga. — Winter is the busiest time of year at a black history museum here named after its founder — a city native and retired Airman, who remains the driving force behind the collection of more than 5,000 items, most of them acquired locally.“We have so many visitors in February for Black History Month that we can’t handle them all,” retired Chief Master Sgt. James Roosevelt “Jack”... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
February 18, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Dené McCracken is due to give birth to a baby boy in April.It’s her first child, and she says her stress and anxiety levels have been on a steady march upward since discovering she was pregnant.“My immediate plan (after giving birth) is really just to take him home and try to keep him alive,” McCracken said, only half-joking. “I already feel panicky about having a newborn.”... Read more
February 18, 2016
“Whether rain or shine, she’s part of the assembly line. She’s making history, working for victory …”Long before he learned the role his grandmother played in history, Elinor Otto was John Alexander Perry’s role model. Whenever he had a decision to make, he asked himself one question: “What would grandma do?”Aside from being the inspiration for her son and grandson, there have been two constants... Read more
Jamila Caraway
February 11, 2016
Hill Air Force Base - February is Black History Month throughout the United States, but do you know the origins? Carter G. Woodson, a celebrated Harvard trained historian, advocated for a special program within school districts in the 1920s to encourage the study of African-American history and achievements in an attempt to transform race relations. His vision became reality and... Read more

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