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.



Joyful return from Asia-Pacific to Hill

April 24, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Rain clouds threatened, but the only water to hit the ground Tuesday at Hill Air Force Base came in the form of tears falling from the eyes of family members reuniting.



Ogden Logistics complex commander moving to Wright-Patterson AF base

May 1, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The highest-ranking military official at Hill Air Force Base will have a new home before the year is out.



Lane closure outside South Gate

May 1, 2014

Traffic leaving through the South Gate and turning west onto SR-193 will face lane restrictions beginning May 9. 



Another crack at the golden watch

April 17, 2014

 

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Airmen who missed out on retirement after the deadline passed for one of the Air Force’s voluntary separation programs, now have another crack at riding off into the sunset early.

The Air Force Personnel Center announced late last week that it will waive some active-duty service commitments, known in military circles as ADSCs, for airmen who are interested in voluntary separation from the service as part of the Fiscal Year 2014 “force management program.”



Hill Air Force Base to store unarmed ICBMs

April 17, 2014

 

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The United States is planning to remove 50 missiles from its arsenal to comply with an arms treaty with Russia, but if those missiles ever need to be brought back into service, the Department of Defense will be able to find them at Hill Air Force Base.

Earlier this week, the Pentagon announced it would keep its current stash of 450 land-based missiles, but remove 50 such missiles from launch silos — all part of a plan to bring the U.S. into compliance with a 2011 “New START” arms-control treaty with Russia.

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