Micah Garbarino, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
July 30, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, visited Hill Air Force Base July 23 -24 for the first time since taking on the job a year and a half ago.James’ visit included updates on the transition from the F-16 to the F-35, the total force integration of the active-duty and Reserve 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, F-35 and missile depot maintenance, Hill’s global munitions-... Read more
CAPT. RENEA SKELTON and DR. DENNIS R. CLODI, Air Combat Command
July 30, 2015
SOUTHWEST ASIA — U.S. Air Force senior leaders are witnessing elevated retention rates due to military members remaining in the service beyond their initial service commitment. The increase in retention rates produces challenges to enact the congressionally mandated force reductions, which creates budget dilemmas. By understanding the military members’ motives, budget decision makers can... Read more
Steve Serrette, 72nd Air Base Wing Safety Office
July 30, 2015
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Midsummer has arrived, the “heat dome” has set in and the temperatures are soaring close to the century mark. As August approaches, weather history has shown the heat only gets worse. In an attempt to relax and cool off, many people frequent home and public pools, lakes, ponds and rivers. Some even venture on a road trip to the ocean.Swimming is a favorite warm... Read more
July 30, 2015
The base is making it easier and safer for pedestrians on the installation’s west side to get on and off the base.A new pedestrian-only entry point will open Aug. 10 just north of the base’s West Gate, allowing base pedestrians to avoid the heavy West Gate traffic. The turnstile gate will allow a single pedestrian to enter based on a positive electronic read of the person’s ID card, combined... Read more
July 30, 2015
Q: I have a question in regard to Hill AFB instruction 31-206, specifically, paragraph 5.1: I have a concealed carry permit issued by the state of Utah and I live in base housing. I also ride a three-wheeled motorcycle. Paragraph 5.1 prohibits me from transporting my weapon in my motorcycle from my home while going on or off base. My question then is, how do I legally transport my weapon when... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
July 30, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department has closed loopholes to protect U.S. men and women in uniform from predatory lending practices, President Barack Obama said at the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Pittsburgh on July 21.The heightened level of financial and consumer-rights protection against unscrupulous practices, called the final rule of the Military Lending Act,... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
July 30, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — As workers at Hill Air Force Base continue to churn out modified F-22 Raptors, the Air Force is discovering a new role for the multipurpose fighter as it flies combat operations in Syria and Iraq.In the nearly 10 months the Raptor has been flying combat missions against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, the stealthy jet’s contribution has been more of an escort role... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN PATSY ORTIZ, 75th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Public Health
July 30, 2015
As the weather warms up, more people will be visiting pools, recreational water parks and lakes, potentially increasing their exposure to water-borne diseases. According to the Center for Disease Control, cryptosporidium is one of the leading causes of waterborne disease. Cryptosporidiosis is an illness caused by parasites which live in soil, food and water; the most common mode of... Read more
JESSICA ROUSE, Defense Commissary Agency Public Affairs
July 30, 2015
FORT LEE, Va. — Commissaries are serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, which began June 1 and ends Aug. 31 at participating stateside military installations.During the campaign, participating installations help collect items most needed by food pantries and then donate them to area food banks.“This marks our sixth consecutive year participating in this campaign, and... Read more
CAPT. ALEXIS MCGEE, 501st Combat Support Wing Public Affairs
July 30, 2015
ROYAL AIR FORCE CROUGHTON, England — The sheer thought of disappointing his team — his wingmen, his brothers and sisters in arms — is the thought that keeps him up at night, striving to forge a better U.S. Air Force.Driven by his determination to be the best wingman he can be, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said it’s all about having dedication to the people who make this Air... Read more

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In the Know Invitation extended for family campoutA family campout that includes... more