Hill Air Force Base — Robots are going to invade Team Hill, well at least the ones needing depot type repairs after the Ogden Air Logistics Complex signed a partnering agreement with iRobot March 3.
Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker, Sr., Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander and Frank Wilson, iRobot senior vice president and general manager of Defense and Security business, signed a timely partnership agreement, one of the fastest the OO-ALC has done.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Airman, while out-processing and preparing to depart as a member of a Theater Security Package deployment, experienced what could freeze many into a moment of uncertainty and fear.
Airman 1st Class Todd Krupa was being issued war readiness gear, when he noticed the Airman helping him was unresponsive behind the desk.
The 729th Air Control Squadron did more than monitor the skies Feb. 6 — they also provided the Roy High School automotive technologies class an up-close and personal look at disassembled military vehicles.
The high school’s automotive technologies teacher, Clay Bushell, has been working with the squadron known as the “Angry Warriors” to bring his automotive class to the base to see Air Force automotive technicians on the job.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — For more than a decade, the Air Force has experienced a decline in the number of Roman Catholic priests serving in the active duty component.
The shortage will be noticed at Hill AFB with a new prioritization of assignments to all Air Force priests. The reorganization will move Hill’s currently assigned Roman Catholic Chaplain and leave a vacancy here.
The priest shortage has now placed them in what the Air Force considers a High Demand/Low Density (HD/LD) career field.
Hill AFB employees now have until May 1 to report vehicle emissions information into the new Air Force Web-based system called ECARS (Employee-Certification and Reporting System), in accordance with the memorandum of agreement signed by Air Force Materiel Command and the American Federation of Government Employees Council 214.
An email from firstname.lastname@example.org was sent to Hill employees the week of Jan. 27 notifying them to go into ECARS and complete vehicle emissions testing self-certification within 30 days.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Community members and business leaders were appointed as Team Hill Honorary Commanders during a special induction ceremony here Jan. 23.
As honorary commanders, leaders work with Air Force and civilian personnel to gain insight into base operations. As a result, the program binds community relations between Hill Air Force Base and the surrounding communities. They serve for two years and participate in events such as base tours, changes of command and special events.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park developer began construction here Jan. 21 on another commercial building for the largest Enhanced Use Lease project in the Air Force.
The project is the first to use a purely commercial model and will bring additional jobs and revitalized infrastructure to Hill Air Force Base including new buildings, roads and utilities.
Sunset Ridge Development Partners, the primary developer, has completed three major construction projects to date.
2013 was a whirlwind of amazing accomplishments, historical changes and incredible challenges for our Air Force.
Last year at this time no one would have believed that sequestration, furloughs and a government shut down would become realities, but they all did. As we enter a new year we are faced with new challenges that will continue to test our leadership and the commitment of our Airmen, both uniformed and civilian.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The base theater here had standing room only Jan. 24 as 75th Air Base Wing military and civilian Airmen learned about the specific leadership characteristics in what is referred to as the “Air Force Sustainment Center Leadership Model.”
Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, AFSC commander, led a two-hour session focused on how the model assists leaders in taking care of their people, accomplishing the mission and preparing for the future.
The general also led a two-day course on the leadership model for the Ogden Air Logistics Complex.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE – Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, who leads the Pentagon’s F-35 program office, visited Hill Air Force Base Jan. 21 to discuss the weapon system with senior leaders and to see firsthand the installation’s F-35 depot maintenance operations that began in Sept. 2013.