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.
OGDEN — Utah’s former Veterans Affairs director just wants the U.S. Census Bureau to ask the public a simple question — maybe two.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Software issues continue to plague the F-35 as program officials work feverishly to fix a glitch that causes the jet’s radar to shut down sporadically.