June 2, 2016
Emergency response personnel from Hill AFB and the Top of Utah came together May 18 to test their ability to jointly respond to a mass casualty in the event of a ‘worst-case scenario.’The exercise was held in preparation for the “Warriors Over The Wasatch” open house and air show, June 25-26 at Hill AFB.The exercise revolved around a simulated terrorist incident resulting in 150 casualties in the... Read more
GENERAL ELLEN PAWLIKOWSKI, Air Force Materiel Command Commander
June 2, 2016
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—For many of us, Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. Families will gather for cookouts, go boating or swim at the pool. While you enjoy these activities, please be mindful of your safety. But as we spend time with friends and family, let us be reminded of the most important meaning of this day.Established in 1868, Memorial Day was a day set aside to... Read more
Dana Rimington, Special to the Hilltop Times
June 2, 2016
Master Sgt. Mike Lear, 33, recently broke a world record in powerlifting – twice. In March, Lear competed at the USA Powerlifting Military Nationals and won gold in the 205 pound weight class, captured Best Lifter title, earned the title of National Military champion, and set a new American Military Deadlift record at 688.9 pounds. Then he competed at the IPL Fit Con Powerlifting World... Read more
TED SINGER, Air Force Materiel Command AcqDemo Team Lead
June 2, 2016
In late May to mid-June, Air Force Materiel Command employees who will transition into the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) will receive information detailing their individual conversion into the new pay system. The AcqDemo transition effective date is June 12, 2016.Employees will be notified via letter through their supervisors and advised of... Read more
SENIOR MASTER SGT. CLAUS PERIS, 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
June 2, 2016
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — If you’ve been around long enough, you’ve heard the phrase “Mission first, people always.” Today’s Airmen are busy. Whether its high ops tempo, constant deployments or low manning, our Airmen are being asked to do more and more every day. Nothing is more important than accomplishing the mission — except for taking care of the people you supervise.For me... Read more
STEVE WARNS, Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs
June 2, 2016
Airmen and their families wanting to spend time in the great outdoors camping, boating or just relaxing can use a new Air Force Services Activity database.To make it easier for members of the Air Force family to determine what Air Force recreational opportunities are available, AFSVA catalogued a list of family camps and recreational facilities at MyAirForceLife.com.“We hope that whenever a... Read more
June 2, 2016
The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18 to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer.For new tenants, the revised policy for the majority of residents will now be calculated using monthly meter readings instead of a five-year average with a 10-percent buffer the previous policy used. Current occupants... Read more
BO JOYNER, Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs
June 2, 2016
Making sure their medical records are up to date and accurate could save Airmen selected for a random drug test a lot of trouble.In addition to testing for illegal substances, random drug tests also screen for a number of prescription medications, including amphetamines and opiates, like morphine or oxycodone, among others.“If (an Airman) pops positive for one of these prescription medications... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
June 2, 2016
Thirty-six future supervisors completed the first step of enlisted professional military education during a graduation ceremony held at The Landing May 12. The Airman Leadership School graduates attended the 24-day/192- hour course focusing on developing leadership abilities, the profession of arms, and building effective communication.The graduates of ALS Class 16-E were:109th Air Control... Read more
1ST LT AMANDA FARR
June 2, 2016
 EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — The 53rd Wing activated on May 11 the F-35 Partner Support Complex, a U.S.-owned facility here that handles F-35 Lightning II testing.Robert Kraus assumed the new position as the complex’s director, making it the first civilian-led unit in the wing. Kraus, a retired lieutenant colonel, served as the 68th Electronic Warfare Squadron commander and 53rd... Read more

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