HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hill Air Force Base resident Fabiola Sanchez set her sights recently on pursuing a career in the medical field, but was unsure how to proceed as a stay at home parent.
Determined to begin her education, Sanchez enrolled in a Certified Nursing Assistant program. Shortly after completion, she learned of the Air Force Aid Spouse Employment Grant Program operated by the Airman and Family Readiness Center, which gave her the funding needed for her to continue her education with a phlebotomy training course.
By DANA RIMINGTON
Hilltop Times Correspondent
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Airman’s Attic has been serving the needs of Airmen stationed at Hill AFB and Department of Defense personnel for many years, but the donation center is seeing an increase in unacceptable donations.
Although the center appreciates donations, it is not set up to accommodate the large furniture, garbage items, soiled linens and expired canned goods that are being left on-site.
Recently recognized as the Military Region Youth of the Year, 17-year-old Ashley McCarty, of Roy, admits she would have laughed if someone suggested five years ago she would one day be representing military youth in the region.
Several years ago, McCarty was extremely shy, but enjoyed participating in hiking and recreational activities. When her dad asked if she wanted to get involved in the youth center at Hill AFB, with clubs that hosted several adventurous activities, she didn’t think twice about participating.
The general in charge of sending fighter jets to war says Hill Air Force Base F-35s could be called on to fight ISIS in the near future.
According to the Air Force Times, General Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, commander of the Air Force’s Air Combat Command, told reporters after a congressional hearing earlier this month that F-35s could deploy to Iraq and Syria in support of combat operations against the Islamic State when the jet is declared ready for combat.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — If not for state-of-the art mobile medical equipment like that maintained by a depot on Hill Air Force Base, Army doctors treating injured soldiers in the field would encounter many more lost lives.
The U.S. Army Medical Material Agency, based in Fort Detrick in Maryland, repairs and maintains medical equipment in several locations across the world.
Learning about the agency’s far-reaching effects was amazing to Master Sgt. Hyun Kim, noncommissioned officer in charge of USAMMA’s Hill Depot.
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbird pilot who safely ejected after his F-16 engine failed during a flyover June 2 at the Air Force Academy commencement in Colorado Springs worked as an F-16 instructor pilot at Hill Air Force Base until last year — and shared his thoughts on being a member of the elite Thunderbird team just a week before the incident.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In the eight years it’s been shuttling people around Northern Utah, the FrontRunner has not once run on a Sunday.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — They aren’t UFOs and Northern Utah is not being invaded by an enemy military force.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Officials from the Hill Aerospace Museum are hoping a “hands-on” classroom, which will eventually feature learning space inside a real C-130 Hercules, will turn Top of Utah kids onto STEM.
By SARAH STOLL
Hilltop Times correspondent
According to 2015 statistics, four children die from abuse each day in the U.S., the Hill AFB audience at last week’s Prevent Child Abuse Utah event learned.
The base Family Advocacy Program invited Prevent Child Abuse Utah to present information on April 8 about abuse and child safety.