Vietnam pilot’s family members attend ceremony for Hill leader who reached out to fallen captain’s deployed grandson

June 5, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Earlier this year, Lt. Col. David Shoemaker went out of his way to show the family of a missing Vietnam fighter pilot that their kin hasn’t been forgotten.



421st ‘Black Widows’ squadron gets new commander

June 5, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Black Widows now have a new head spider.



Bronze Star winner helps other injured veterans

May 29, 2014

FARMINGTON — Woods Cross retired Army Sgt. Josh Hansen says former President George W. Bush remains in good physical condition, to the point Secret Service agents struggle to keep pace when the former president is bike riding.



Townhall addresses suicide prevention

May 29, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Suicide prevention and assisting those who have been impacted by it will be the topics at a Hill AFB suicide prevention town hall luncheon June 9. 



In The Know for May 29th

June 5, 2014

Blood Drive 

planned Friday

MountainStar Health will hold a base-wide blood drive 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday in Bldg. 568 (Medical Training).

Those wishing to donate can make an appointment by going to the following link: http://vols.pt/KE&Bx3. Volunteers can choose from 15 minute time-blocks throughout the day. Donors should plan 60 minutes for the entire process.



500 prep for worst-case scenario

May 15, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Even though the plane crash and the hundreds of injuries that followed were fake, Top of Utah emergency responders moved with the urgency and intensity of a real-world disaster.



Weapons tests provide valuable experience

May 15, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — More jet noise near Hill Force Base and some rumbling echoes coming from Utah’s west desert this week can be explained with two words: Combat Hammer. 



Thin air keeps HAFB airmen trimmer

May 22, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — With an elevation of nearly 5,000 feet, Hill Air Force Base’s air is thinner and, apparently, so are the airmen.



Hill AFB captain wins marathon

May 22, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — When Kate Papenberg found out she would have some time off from work one weekend, she decided that would be a good time to travel, on a whim, 1,100 miles from her home and win a marathon.



USAF could lose one full squadron of the fighter jets

May 8, 2014

If sequester-level funding continues beyond 2015, the F-35 program would take quite a hit, according to a new report from the Pentagon.

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