Air Force Child of the Year exemplifies volunteerism

March 30, 2017

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Jamal Braxton, the 2017 Operation Homefront Air Force Military Child of the Year Award recipient, has excelled in multiple varsity sports at Northridge High School in Layton and holds a bright future with his acceptance into the U.S. Air Force Academy, but Braxton likes to focus most on his experiences as a volunteer with the Red Cross and the Airmen and Family Readiness Center while living abroad in Germany and during his last three years living here.



O.U.R. rep, others talk about the realities of human trafficking

February 2, 2017

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Human trafficking became a stark reality for Hill Air Force Base personnel at an awareness breakfast held last week at the base chapel where Doug Osmond, VP of Development for Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), spoke about the 608 victims they have rescued around the world and their assistance in the arrests of more than 275 traffickers in the past two years of the organization’s existence.



CFC improves lives of thousands with donations

December 8, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The giving season is ensuing on base with the Combined Federal Campaign in hopes of reaching their donation goal of $500,000 by Dec. 15. “This is really a time of giving as we celebrate the holidays,” said CFC Chairman Cathy Barker, encouraging all Department of Defense employees to give what they can to the campaign.



Air Force Aid Spouse Employment Program Grant

September 15, 2016

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. 



Airman’s Attic: Please don’t donate junk

September 8, 2016

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. 



Roy teen wins regional Youth of the Year award

September 1, 2016

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. 



When HAFB F-35s are ready, they’ll likely fight ISIS

July 28, 2016

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.



Army depot maintains mobile medical equipment

July 21, 2016

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.



Thunderbird pilot talks about air show flying

June 9, 2016

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.



FrontRunner runs Sunday for Hill air show traffic

May 12, 2016

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.

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