F-22 Raptors being used as high-tech escort in Iraq, Syria

July 30, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — As workers at Hill Air Force Base continue to churn out modified F-22 Raptors, the Air Force is discovering a new role for the multipurpose fighter as it flies combat operations in Syria and Iraq.



Two female Airmen play semi-pro football with Falconz

July 23, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — Two Airmen from Hill Air Force Base have spent the last several months playing with the Falconz Salt Lake Women’s football team and are now headed with their team to the national championships in South Carolina.



Hill reservist helps excavate Vietnam-era plane crash site

July 23, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Eric Eberhard knows there are inherent risks that come with serving his country, especially in his career field.



First F-35 fighter squadron activated at Hill

July 23, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The jets won’t arrive for another few months, but the first F-35 fighter squadron has officially started work at Hill Air Force Base.



In-state college tuition now an option for vets

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July 16, 2015

 Enrolling in a higher education program in Utah just got a lot more affordable for military veterans and their families.

Beginning July 1, public universities and colleges in Utah began offering “resident-rate” tuition and fees to veterans and their dependents, regardless of their formal state of residence.

The new law, which is part of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, requires that schools charge in-state tuition and fee amounts to all “covered individuals,” which are defined in the act as follows:



Operation Hero flies flags for the fallen

July 9, 2015

ROY — There was no shortage of flags or patriotic spirit at the Operation Hero 5K in memory of Army 1st Sgt. Tracy Stapley, formerly of Hooper.



Help your pet deal with the heat

July 9, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — It’s hot out there — not only for humans, but for animals as well, so when you’re looking for ways to beat the heat, don’t forget to keep your furry friends in mind, too.



Chaplains working out together

July 9, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — It’s easy for chaplains to focus on spiritual matters since it’s their career, but chaplains at Hill Air Force Base are taking things to another level by incorporating physical workouts into their focus each week — and in the process, they’re discovering far-reaching benefits.



An elite group of four-legged Airmen training at Hill AFB

July 9, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — There are only nine members in an elite group of Airmen who conduct specialized training nearly every day on a small field near the northwest corner of Hill Air Force Base.



Youth clean up Hill Aerospace Museum

July 2, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Service to one’s country was on the minds of more than 200 youth as they sweated in the warm June afternoon sun at the Hill Aerospace Museum, washing planes, planting flowers, filling areas with fresh gravel, and adding mulch to garden beds.

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