‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ much darker, and really cool

October 2, 2014

When last we visited the Viking island of Berk, young Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) had shown his chieftain father, Stoick (Gerard Butler), and the other doubting villagers that dragons and humans could not only peacefully coexist, but could become trusted allies and friends.

Remembering fallen Airmen

October 2, 2014

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.

New F-22 work will bring 200 jobs to Hill

September 25, 2014

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.

Ogden Veterans Day Parade saved from cancellation

September 25, 2014

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.

Duo on a quest to recognize every Purple Heart medalist in Utah

September 25, 2014

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.

Utah recognized during National Aerospace Week

September 25, 2014

LAYTON — Utah recognized achievements in aviation and the aerospace industry’s impact to the country with National Aerospace Week.

Construction to close Hill AFB main entry points in alternate fashion

September 25, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In a little over a week, the 24,000 people who work at Hill Air Force Base each day will likely face some challenges getting to and from their place of employment.

‘New’ ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ rehashes old plot lines

August 14, 2014


Standard-Examiner movie critic

Wow! I certainly enjoyed how this Spider-Man begins! He’s gleefully leaping, swinging and somersaulting in mid air, like he’s just landed a gig with Cirque de Soleil — all while corralling bad guys, saving citizens and cracking wise.

Hill First Air Force Base to have domestic violence conference

August 14, 2014


Standard-Examiner staff

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Every 15 seconds across the country a woman becomes the victim of a domestic violent act -- emotionally, mentally, physically or sexually.

Domestic violence crosses all socioeconomic groups, does not turn a blind eye to religion and can be found among doctors, attorneys, police officers, military personnel, politicians and every job title available, local law enforcement officers were told.

Longest-serving POW: ‘Live to fight another day’

August 14, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — When Bill Robinson left to fight in Vietnam, he didn’t think his stay would last more than a few months, but cruelly, it ended up lasting seven and a half long years.

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