HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Thousands of eyes were glued to the sky Saturday as some of the country’s best aerial performers “knife-edged,” “dived” and “hammered” their way through the air as part of the 2014 Warriors Over the Wasatch: Power of Airmen air show and open house at Hill Air Force Base.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — While watching a World War II-era P-51 flying at Sunday’s Warriors Over the Wasatch air show at Hill Air Force Base, Doug Compton, of Morgan, affectionately talked about his Boeing PT-17 “Stearman” he was standing next to.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Half a million people attended last weekend’s open house and air show at Hill Air Force Base, and a small group of attendees kept a very close eye on one jet.
LAYTON — Over the years, the U.S. Air Force’s air demonstration squadron, the Thunderbirds, have flown a host of various aircraft, with the F-16s being used by the team for over 30 years, and will remain that way until the F-35 steps in, which is slated to take over the Thunderbirds F-16s in the next ten years, according to Maj. Blaine Jones, Thunderbird Pilot No. 5 during his visit with JROTC members at Northridge High School on June 27.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A 92-inch-diameter solid rocket motor that will be used in future defense missions was tested at Hill Air Force Base’s Utah Test and Training Range recently.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — As Becky Austad prepared to fly with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds before the Hill Air Force Base Open House and Air Show, she kept hugging her children and discussed with her daughter what-if scenarios should things should go awry during her flight.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Of the 38,344 staff sergeants eligible for promotion to technical sergeant, 6,684 were selected, a 17.43 percent selection rate, Air Force officials said June 26. Of those selected, 69 are with Team Hill.
Layton City will host its annual Liberty Days Celebration on Friday. Events will include a 5k run/walk, parade, vendor booths, entertainment, the New American Philharmonic Symphony with Cannoneers at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater as well as the annual fireworks display. Col. Ron Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing and installation commander, will participate in the parade, which begins at 10:30 a.m. More information is available at laytoncity.org.
Military personnel invited to picnic
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Like the late Ed Sullivan, the Hill team is expecting a really big show next week, with half a million visitors expected to attend the two-day air show and open house.
As Col. Kathryn L. Kolbe relinquishes command of the 75th Air Base Wing to her successor, Col. Ronald E. Jolly, Sr., on July 2 she will also end a 24-year Air Force career that has taken her from her hometown in Pennsylvania to Kansas to Texas and to Washington D.C. and overseas to Korea, Japan, Italy, Germany and Iraq.