Rep. Chris Stewart trying to change veterans health-care law

February 26, 2015

OGDEN — For the second year in a row, a Utah congressman is trying to change what he calls an outdated medical benefits law for veterans.



Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

February 26, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — Local veterans of the Vietnam War say a bill making the rounds in this year’s legislative session would not only honor their service, but it would also help preserve their legacy.



Spouse Reunion Training helps with reintegration

February 26, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After extended periods of time apart, whether from a deployment or lengthy TDY, military spouses can benefit from a helping hand.



Shortage of jet mechanics could affect Hill AFB

February 26, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A scarcity of jet mechanics hasn’t kept Hill Air Force Base pilots out of the sky.



DSD assignment process has changed

February 26, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Developmental Special Duty assignments have seen a major shift in how Airmen are recruited, moving from an application-based process to a vectoring process, with supervisors hand-selecting Airmen for assignments.



WWII commando given posthumous medal

February 19, 2015

CENTERVILLE — It’s been nearly five years since Billy Kirkbride left the Earth and another 60 or so since he left the battlefield, but the legacy he built in both domains continues to thrive.



F-35s to hit base in waves

February 19, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Like a kid at Christmas, officials from Hill Air Force Base are counting down the days until the F-35 arrives.

But unlike at Christmas, it will take those officials four years to unwrap all of their gifts.

As the Air Force’s handpicked home for the first operational F-35 wing, Hill is scheduled to receive 72 F-35s — to be divided among three fighter squadrons and flown and maintained by members of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings.



Hill asking for $38M more for F-35 work

February 19, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — If Congress approves the Air Force’s proposed 2016 budget, Hill Air Force Base will receive more than $38 million for additional construction work, mainly associated with the F-35, next year.



Budget: More Airmen at Hill and move to retire A-10

February 12, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force’s fiscal year 2016 budget includes several effects — both positive and negative — on Hill Air Force Base.



'Military Saves Week' offers workshops, friendly competition

February 12, 2015

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Military Saves Week is quickly approaching, and active-duty service members, their families, retirees, and guard and reservists will have the opportunity to join in on valuable workshops and resources offered daily by the Airman & Family Readiness Center.

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