AFSC commander speaks at AFA symposium

June 23, 2016

Nearly 200 military and civilian Airmen, community members, and industry leaders attended the Focus on Defense Symposium at the Eccles Conference Center in Ogden, Utah, June 15. 

The event was sponsored by the Air Force Association and the theme was “Toward a More Agile Sustainment and Life Cycle Enterprise.”

During the event, Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, spoke on the challenges facing the sustainment community 

Hill says good-bye to 75th ABW commander June 28

June 23, 2016

Hill will bid farewell to Col. Ronald E. Jolly Sr., 75th Air Base Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony here at 9 a.m. June 28. 

Jolly will relinquish command to Col. Jennifer Hammerstedt at that time. Hammerstedt is coming from Robins AFB, Georgia, where she served as commander of the 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group since July 2014.

Hill leaders, and union partner for success

June 16, 2016

It’s often said in leadership circles: Take care of your people and they will take care of the mission. 

With that in mind, leaders from Hill and the local union meet regularly to take part in an Installation Partnership Forum.

The Hill Installation Partnership Forum collaborates on decisions and issues concerning the workplace outside of the traditional bargaining process. It meets on a bimonthly basis to discuss current issues, partnering initiatives and future changes that may impact employees. 

Wheels up: Hill shop improves F-35 tire change process

June 16, 2016

For years, the wheel shop here has disassembled, inspected, repaired, built and delivered reliable tires and wheels for F-16 Fighting Falcons. That reliability and 24-hour turnaround service will remain intact as the base’s operational mission transitions to the F-35A Lightning II.

The F-35 tire change process has become more efficient, thanks to an innovation devised by the shop’s Airmen, which includes three active-duty personnel from the 388th Fighter Wing and a reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing.

Kickin’ it for conservation

June 2, 2016

The Energy Management Office and Environmental Management Branch invites Hill AFB’s military, civilians, retirees and families to “Kickin’ It … for Conservation,” an energy and environmental fair, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 9.

Detonation season begins at Utah Test and Training Range

June 2, 2016

The Air Force began its 2016 season of large detonation operations at the Utah Test and Training Range on May 24.

The detonations, which involve destroying the rocket motors and solid propellant of Air Force and Navy ballistic missiles, will occur two or three times a week through October.

The destruction of these three-stage, solid-propellant motors — for the Navy’s Trident and the Air Force Minuteman missiles — is occurring to eliminate aged propellant and as part of international treaties to reduce the number of ballistic missiles.

Every runner has a story

June 2, 2016

The eighth and final race of the Hill Air Force Base Spring Race Series ended May 25 with 100 runners, joggers and walkers crossing the finish line.

Before departing the race course, finishers smiled, caught their breath, and congratulated each other for a job well done.

Race Director Randy Thomas, 309th Component Maintenance Group program manager, has led the race series since its inception here in 2011. He hears stories every week about race participants’ achievements, goals, and successes.

Hill AFB, emergency agencies test response

June 2, 2016

Emergency response personnel from Hill AFB and the Top of Utah came together May 18 to test their ability to jointly respond to a mass casualty in the event of a ‘worst-case scenario.’

The exercise was held in preparation for the “Warriors Over The Wasatch” open house and air show, June 25-26 at Hill AFB.

The exercise revolved around a simulated terrorist incident resulting in 150 casualties in the “crowd.” 

649th MUNS delivers improved readiness

May 5, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Have you heard the saying that starts with, “If you ain’t Ammo ...”? One tongue-in-cheek response is, “then you’re waiting on them.” The universal response cannot be printed here.

Deadline looms for Commander’s Challenge event

May 5, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The deadline to sign up for the 2016 Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge is May 6.

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