See Me, Save Me

June 11, 2015

Local law enforcement and Utah Highway Patrol escort motorcycle riders June 4 during Hill Air Force Base’s 6th annual See Me, Save Me ride. Nearly 300 riders participated in the annual event, which aims to motivate motorists to take a second look, specifically for motorcyclists and smaller traffic, and to share the road with the smaller traffic, including bicyclists and pedestrians. 



Honoring Utah's fallen Vietnam veterans

June 11, 2015

LEWISTON

Pfc. Bob R. Layne, USA

July 16, 1947-  June 28, 1967

19 years old

Infantryman

 

LOGAN

1st Lt. George J. Economous Jr., USA

Dec. 22, 1946 - April 15, 1968

21 years old

Infantry Unit Commander

2 years of service

 

WO Ray G. Jenkins, USA

April 25, 1945 - Feb. 28, 1968

22 years old

Helicopter Pilot, Utility and

Light Cargo Single Rotor

1 year of service

 



Hearts Apart Program supports families of deployed Airmen

June 11, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Anticipating an upcoming deployment? Missing a loved one while they are currently deployed? The Hill Air Force Base Hearts Apart Program, within the Airman and Family Readiness Center, supports spouses and loved ones of deployed service members with activities, outings, monthly newsletters and other resources.



Hill AFB Youth Center gets face-lift

June 11, 2015

The front entrance to the Hill AFB Youth Center is safer now, thanks to the efforts of 30 Air Force Reservists and Air National Guardsmen who repaired and refurbished the area as part of a community outreach project.



Fighting Fuujins welcome new 388th commander

June 11, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Lt. Col. Steven Engberg took command of the 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron during a change of command ceremony June 5.



ACTION LINE: Sending care packages to Airmen

June 11, 2015

Q: My daughter is doing a service project for the Miss West Point contest. She is collecting things to send to our service men and women who are deployed from Hill AFB. She would like to know who she can get in contact with to make sure these items get sent to the members of Team Hill.

A: First, we’d like to thank your daughter for remembering our men and women stationed overseas. Unfortunately, we do not directly send care packages to troops from Hill AFB or any other DOD installation.



In the Know

June 11, 2015

Fighter wings have night flying missions

The 388th and 419th Fighter Wing pilots will conduct night flying missions during a “surge” exercise June 8-13. Local residents may hear F-16s flying during the night hours as pilots continue to sharpen their night-time combat flying skills. 



SASC recommends mothballing Hill’s F-16s

June 11, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Congress seems dead set on keeping the A-10 in the air and a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) plans to make that happen includes shelving an entire fighter squadron and 24 F-16s at Hill Air Force Base.



Honoring Utah's fallen Vietnam veterans

June 4, 2015

KOOSHAREM

Cpl. George W. Burr, USA

Oct. 3, 1947 - May 26, 1968

20 years old

Infantryman

 

LAPOINT

Spc. Four Leslie E. Walker, USA

Feb. 17, 1948 - July 28, 1969

21 years old

Infantryman

 

LAYTON

Cpl. Kenneth W. Eckman, USA

Feb. 6, 1949 - July 10, 1968

19 years old

Indirect Fire Infantryman

1 year of service

 



Class in session for Air Force F-35 pilots

June 4, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Although this time of year typically marks the end of classwork, soon-to-be F-35 pilots are just beginning to hit the books.

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