HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After 12 long years, the Air Force’s explosive ordnance disposal work is officially over in Afghanistan, but it’s a bittersweet milestone for the community of Hill Air Force Base.
Pentagon officials announced earlier this month that the Air Force’s EOD mission in Afghanistan is now finished. The last of six EOD flights left Kandahar, Afghanistan on Sept. 11 and later arrived at the Deployment Transition Center on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Aggressive renovation and modification is in full swing at Hill Air Force Base in preparation for the military’s newest multi-role fighter aircraft.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — October is the trifecta of events on base with three observances - Drug Prevention Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which has culminated into a Triple Ribbon Month recognition on Hill AFB with events focused on all three observances to include a fun run, information fair, a breast cancer brunch, and two lunch and learn sessions.
Gate Closure Reminders
South Gate South Gate construction is underway and is anticipated to conclude Oct. 5. During this time, the South Gate is closed completely to include the intersection just inside the gate where Balmer crosses South Gate Avenue. Traffic will divert to the East and Southwest Gates. Throughout the South Gate construction, the East Gate is open from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, the Southwest Gate is open 24/7, the West Gate is open 4 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday (closed weekends, holidays and on Air Force Materiel Command Family Days), and the Roy Gate is open 24/7. While the South Gate is closed, visitors will still be able to access the South Gate Visitor Center from State Route 193, but will then need to enter another gate to access the base.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Maintenance work that will eventually bring 200 new jobs to the Top of Utah is ramping up at Hill Air Force Base.
Hilltop Times staff
WASHINGTON — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed the future of enlisted performance reports during a Q-and-A format session at the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 17.
With the upcoming changes, Airmen asked the highest ranking enlisted Airman about the new EPR format.
“(The new EPR system) is as transparent as any system we had in the past,” Cody said. “We always say performance counts and objectively now you are going to see it.”
SAN ANTONIO — “I have gone on multiple deployments, defeated the Taliban; I never thought another American would do this to me,” said Staff Sgt. Seth Pena.
OGDEN — Ogden’s annual Veterans Day Parade was in serious jeopardy this year after the organization that normally hosts it backed out, but thanks to some other local veterans groups, the show will go on.
OGDEN — A Top of Utah duo is on a mission to ensure all Utahns who were wounded while serving their country won’t be forgotten.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Flu season is just around the corner, and Utah’s largest single-site employer is encouraging employees to get immunized.