SALT LAKE CITY — It was more than 12 years since his death, but on March 30, McKay Perkins finally received recognition for his heroic actions during World War II.
The impacts of government spending cuts continue to pile up in the Top of Utah as one of Hill Air Force Base’s F-16 squadrons will be grounded because of sequestration.
Richard Essary, Hill AFB media specialist, was one of two men from Ogden who were invited to “Come on down!” on the CBS game show “The Price Is Right” in January. The first episode, with Isaac Eaves, was broadcast March 8, and the second, with Essary, played March 12. Eaves left with $20,000 in cash, as well as a dirt bike, a computer and other prizes. As for Essary, he won more than $26,000 in prizes, including women’s perfume, a woman’s watch, trips to New York and Italy, and a pizza oven.
OGDEN — Kinley Krebs and Hannah Killpack assumed male mice would have a better sense of direction, what with providing for their mates and pups.
But the results of the girls’ science fair project proved otherwise.
“The two boy mice started faster, but the two girl mice got faster later, and they were the fastest,” said Hannah, 14, who attends Harrisville’s Orion Junior High School with her friend.
“We also learned that females are independent, and the males don’t take care of them at all,” said Kinley, 14.
Starting a new job can bring with it a host of difficult and new responsibilities, but learning how to fly an F-16 is almost never one of them.
Yet, that is exactly what will be required of Col. Bryan Radliff as he takes over command of Hill Air Force Base’s 419th Fighter Wing.
KAYSVILLE -- With no snow to speak of, it didn't look much like Christmas on Dec. 13. However, inside the Klingonsmith home it might as well have been Dec. 25.
Airmen from Hill Air Force Base's 388th and 419th Fighter Wings teamed up with student athletes from Weber State University on Thursday to deliver Christmas presents to foster and adoptive families from North Salt Lake to the Utah/Idaho border.
OGDEN -- A group of preschool kids got an early lesson in flight Dec. 10 from a group of professionals who know the subject best.
Students at the Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College preschool were treated to a hands-on demonstration about all things flying from a Hill Air Force Base fighter pilot and a few life-support technicians.
OGDEN -- Stephanie Baltazar looked at the labeled, premeasured sheets of plastic she and her mission teammates had pieced together with duct tape.
The fifth-graders awaited the command decision that it was time to connect their plastic structures to box fans, to inflate their habitats for the Mission to Mars activity.
"I think this could work on Mars," said Stephanie, 11, from Clearfield's Holt Elementary School. "We built a habitat, and I think we'll be able to fit our team into it. It would work as shelter."
With no planes in sight, the only thing with wings in Hangar 37 on Hill Air Force Base's flightline was the turkey.
The men and women of Hill's two fighter wings received a pair of Thanksgiving feasts this year. As an added bonus to what they ate on Thanksgiving Day, Hill's 388th and 419th Fighter Wings held a combined Thanksgiving feast in one of the base's airplane hangars Wednesday afternoon.