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.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Ken Reid has been in a wheelchair for 26 years, ever since a car accident in his 20s. After mourning the loss of the life he envisioned for himself, he discovered joy helping others in the same situation.
OGDEN — Tom Montez says he was still a kid when he left to fight for the Army in Vietnam.
OGDEN — Members of Utah’s Congressional delegation have asked the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide more help to veterans who live north of Salt Lake City.