Team Hill

Sarah Stoll, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 10, 2014
 On Thursday, March 20, the American Red Cross Utah Region, held their 2014 Northern Utah Heroes Recognition Event in Ogden. Hill Air Force Base Chaplain (Capt.) Lukas Counterman was honored at this event for his heroic efforts during a car accident last year. While traveling in Atlanta last year, Counterman “encountered an automobile accident … His quick action and response saved the life... Read more
Sande Kellogg, Installation Motorcycle Safety assistant
April 10, 2014
  The 75th Air Base Wing ground safety office’s 2014 Hill AFB Motorcycle Safety Training schedule sign-up website is now open for business and riders can sign-up for training courses.This year’s website has more features allowing more flexibility as training requirements change. Motorcycle riders on Hill AFB can sign-up for courses at https://wbhill06p.hill.af.mil/moto/. The Hill AFB... Read more
Jamie Lampros, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 3, 2014
 OGDEN — Cory Fitzwater stood over the huge silver bell at Weber State University’s Stewart Stadium with both a humble and grateful look in his eyes.Standing before him were dozens of runners lined up in the chilly, windy weather to support him and thousands of other injured soldiers.After ringing the bell, which signaled it was time for participants to take off on their 5-mile run,... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
April 3, 2014
 FARMINGTON — We were soldiers once — and young.That message, simple as it may be, is what Kent Hansen is trying to convey with a project he’s working on at the Davis County Memorial Courthouse in Farmington.Hansen, commander of American Legion Post 27 — which is headquartered at the courthouse — says he’s on a mission to gather as many photos as possible of Top of Utah American Legionnaires... Read more
Steve Salles
April 3, 2014
 Disney makes a ton of money converting its movies into Broadway musicals. So, it’s no surprise that those movies feel like Broadway musicals right out of the gate.“Frozen” is the latest example of cross-pollinating media from screen to stage as it features dueling, singing sisters who sound like they were left off the “Wicked” soundtrack.This is the tale of two princesses (wouldn’t that be... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 27, 2014
  HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force released the list March 20 of 999 master sergeants selected for promotion to senior master sergeant. Seventeen of those selected are assigned to Hill Air Force Base.“They have achieved this extraordinary milestone based on their record of performance and potential to serve in the next higher grade,” said Col. Kathryn Kolbe, 75th Air Base Wing and... Read more
Air Force Material Command Wellness Support Center
March 27, 2014
 HILL AIR FORCE BASE — During April and May, Hill Air Force Base will promote a Spring Into Shape wellness challenge.Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative on how to safely lose weight and be physically active. Participants will receive a free copy of the Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss DVD at the official weigh-in. For Hill Air Force Base employees, the Civilian... Read more
Steve Salles, Standard-Examiner movie critic
March 27, 2014
 I feel like I should start this review with “Previously on ‘The Hobbit’ …” since we’re picking up where Peter Jackson decided to leave us last year.The action begins almost immediately with Bilbo (Martin Freeman) scurrying across the landscape with his dwarf pals about as quickly as their furry little feet can carry them, with those lovely orc dudes in hot pursuit (btw, they need a better... Read more
Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson, U.S. Air Forces Central Command Combat Camera
March 20, 2014
  KABUL, Afghanistan — Wearing 50 pounds of armor and carrying an M-4 assault rifle with a full combat load, a U.S. Air Force recruiter is working to recruit the future of the Afghan air force.Deployed as an adviser with the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing/NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan Senior Master Sgt. Carmelo Vega Martinez, a Ponce, Puerto Rico, native, is the only Air Force... Read more
Steve Salles, Standard-Examiner staff
March 20, 2014
 If there were ever an awards category for best ensemble hair performance — this would win comb over, hands down.In fact, the first five minutes or so feature an overweight Christian Bale (he put on 40 pounds) trying to glue a bird’s nest to his bald spot and pulling over his black-dyed ring of hair remnants to give himself a less embarrassing look. Doesn’t work. He’s not fooling anyone. But... Read more

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