Pfc. Alton D. Percival, USA
Oct. 16, 1942 - Jan. 28, 1969
26 years old
1 year of service
Lance Cpl. Ronny D. Roberts, USMC
Sept. 27, 1948 - Nov. 23,1967
19 years old
Cpl. Douglas G. Howes, USA
Aug. 24, 1949 - March 17, 1970
20 years old
Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Airmen assigned to the 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron prepare an F-35B aircraft for a simulated sling lift during Crash Damaged Disabled Aircraft Recovery Program training at Hill Air Force Base on Aug. 27. Training was provided by an F-35 depot team assigned to the 570th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Hill and personnel from Edwards AFB, Calif. The training ensures Hill Airmen are prepared for the base’s future operational F-35 mission. Firefighters and explosive ordnance disposal personnel also participated in the CDDARP training.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 419th Fighter Wing hosted a group of elected officials and business leaders from Utah during a two-day trip to Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 20-21.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hampered by software issues and at one point rumored to be years away from becoming operational, the gun on the F-35A is ready to fire, the Pentagon says.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Ogden Air Logistics Complex Business Development and the 526th Electronics Maintenance Squadron personnel are saving the Air Force more than $12 million by overhauling and restoring the aging Munitions Handling Unit-110/M.
Q: In the last two weeks I have witnessed three near-accidents on Wardleigh Road. These incidents involved a grounds maintenance person driving a riding mower on Wardleigh Road in the hours of darkness with no headlights, brake lights or any lighting at all on one of the mowers. None of the drivers had on any PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) on either, such as helmets. In one of the incidents the individual was driving at about 20 mph in a 40 mph zone during one of the busiest traffic times.
Veterinary facility changes hours
The Hill AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility is changing its hours due to a temporary manning shortage.
Pet registration will be available on Mon. and Wed. and clinic appointments on Tues. and Thurs. Hours on those days are 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. The VTF is closed on Fridays.
Hours will be extended when manning returns to normal. Callers are asked to leave a message, and the VTF staff will return calls quickly. For more information or to make an appointment, call 801-777-2611.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Brig. Gen. Steven Bleymaier takes control of Hill Air Force Base’s depot maintenance arm at a pivotal time in the base’s history.
Utah Civil Air Patrol Cadets visited the Hill Air Force Base’s 388th Fighter Wing Aug. 19 to see the Armament shop, the 34th Fighter Squadron, F-16 maintenance (PHASE) and F-35 engine/egress training. The group also visited the 775th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight.