The impacts of government spending cuts continue to pile up in the Top of Utah as one of Hill Air Force Base’s F-16 squadrons will be grounded because of sequestration.
Starting a new job can bring with it a host of difficult and new responsibilities, but learning how to fly an F-16 is almost never one of them.
Yet, that is exactly what will be required of Col. Bryan Radliff as he takes over command of Hill Air Force Base’s 419th Fighter Wing.
KAYSVILLE -- With no snow to speak of, it didn't look much like Christmas on Dec. 13. However, inside the Klingonsmith home it might as well have been Dec. 25.
Airmen from Hill Air Force Base's 388th and 419th Fighter Wings teamed up with student athletes from Weber State University on Thursday to deliver Christmas presents to foster and adoptive families from North Salt Lake to the Utah/Idaho border.
OGDEN -- A group of preschool kids got an early lesson in flight Dec. 10 from a group of professionals who know the subject best.
Students at the Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College preschool were treated to a hands-on demonstration about all things flying from a Hill Air Force Base fighter pilot and a few life-support technicians.
With no planes in sight, the only thing with wings in Hangar 37 on Hill Air Force Base's flightline was the turkey.
The men and women of Hill's two fighter wings received a pair of Thanksgiving feasts this year. As an added bonus to what they ate on Thanksgiving Day, Hill's 388th and 419th Fighter Wings held a combined Thanksgiving feast in one of the base's airplane hangars Wednesday afternoon.
Brittany Lincicome launched her first tee shot about 275 yards through the air Monday morning at Hill Air Force Base's Hubbard Memorial Golf Course, but that launch pales in comparison to what she would do on the day following.
The 27-year-old LPGA Tour professional played in Hill's annual Commander's Cup golf tournament Oct. 1.
On Oct. 2, Lincicome took a seat in the rear cockpit of one of the 388th Fighter Wing's F-16s.
"I can't wait," Lincicome said of her F-16 flight. "I've been asking everybody I see for advice on how to keep from getting sick."
They might have walked on four legs, but they were Airmen nonetheless.
Military Working Dogs Arek, Allen, Liska and Bandy were all officially retired from duty June 29 afternoon at a special ceremony at Hill Air Force Base's Memorial Park.
A memorial was also held for a military dog named Marco, who recently died.
All of the dogs were members of the 75th Security Forces Squadron's MWD Group at Hill.
When he hit the skies May 24 in an F-16 as a Hometown Hero, the pilot wasn't the only person in the plane with him, Shawn Grogan says.
The Ogden police officer was treated to a backseat ride in an F-16 Fighting Falcon that Thursday as part of the Air Force Thunderbirds Hometown Hero program.
The program is designed to highlight an individual from the local area who has sacrificed time and effort to improve the community.
As a member of the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force, Grogan was wounded in a January police shootout at the Ogden home of Matthew David Stewart.
With Hill Air Force Base the top candidate for the new F-35 fighter mission, the Air Force has released a document detailing how the jet will likely impact the Top of Utah.
On April 13, the Air Force released its F-35 Operational Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which examines impacts the jet will have on noise, safety, land use, and air and water quality.
In July 2010, Hill was chosen as the Air Force's preferred alternative for the location of the first two operational squadrons of the advanced F-35 stealth fighter.
RIVERDALE -- The state is making more room for carpoolers.
The Utah Department of Transportation is currently conducting an environmental study on a project that would add express lanes on Interstate 15, from I-215 in North Salt Lake to U.S. 89 in Farmington, and from Hill Field Road in Layton to the junction with I-84 in Riverdale.
The new lanes would total 21 miles on both the north and south sides of the freeway.