Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
April 17, 2014
 CLEARFIELD — It may have been a cold, dark morning at the Clearfield Frontrunner station on Monday, but it was a momentous moment for Hill Air Force Base commuters.For the first time in 20 years, riders getting off the FrontRunner train had the option of hopping on one of the two Utah Transit Authority Hill AFB routes to head into work.It is now a luxury John Hughes, of West Jordan, is... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
April 17, 2014
  HILL AIR FORCE BASE, — Air Force Reserve and National Guard personnel from Utah put their search and rescue skills to the test during a training exercise dubbed “Operation Lone Survivor” in the rocky terrain of Utah’s west desert Saturday.Military personnel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing, Utah Air National Guard 151st Air Refueling Wing, and Utah Army National... Read more
Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 17, 2014
  A reminder email will go out in a few days to Hill Air Force Base employees who have not yet reported vehicle emissions information into the Air Force Web-based system called ECARS (Employee-Vehicle Certification and Reporting System).The email, from no-reply@apims.af.mil, will contain a link to ECARS where employees will be prompted to enter information about their driving habits on... Read more
Tech. Sgt. DeErick Gray, 387th Air Expeditionary Group
April 17, 2014
  SOUTHWEST ASIA — Have you set goals for your future? According to dictionary.com, “a goal is the result or achievement toward which effort is directed.” Goals can be short or long-term, personal, professional, spiritual or physical, and are usually specific to a person or group. According to Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at Dominican University in California, you are 42... Read more
Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Brown, 65th Communications Squadron
April 17, 2014
  LAJES FIELD, Azores — “I don’t want to hurt her career.” “He’s the best NCO I’ve got. I don’t want to see him lose a stripe.” How many times have you heard someone in a leadership position make statements such as these when contemplating disciplinary actions when an Airman or NCO makes a terrible decision? Whether because of an individual getting a DUI, failing multiple PT tests or... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, American Forces Press Service
April 17, 2014
  WASHINGTON — The fiscal and security challenges triggered by budgetary constraints are posing problems for Air Force strategy, the service’s secretary told the Senate Armed Services Committee April 10.Deborah Lee James said tomorrow’s Air Force requires investing in the right technologies and platforms to be prepared to operate in a volatile and unpredictable world, “in which we... Read more
Claudette Roulo, American Forces Press Service
April 17, 2014
 WASHINGTON — Air Force readiness is critical, especially as the time or place of the next crisis is never certain and is rarely what was expected, the Air Force vice chief of staff told a House panel April 10.The range, speed and agility of the Air Force enables it to respond in hours, not days, when called upon, Gen. Larry O. Spencer told members of the readiness subcommittee of the House... Read more
Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency Operating Location-P
April 17, 2014
  WASHINGTON — The F-35 Lightning II will enhance combat capabilities, project U.S. power and deter potential adversaries, Air Force officials told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on tactical air and land forces in a hearing on tactical aircraft programs there, April 8.“The F-35 will form the backbone of U.S. air combat superiority for generations to come... Read more
April 17, 2014
  On Saturday, May 17, Armed Forces Day, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Airport Advisory Board will be sponsoring the 4th annual Veteran’s Recognition Day beginning at 10 a.m. at the Morgan County Airport, 5000 Cottonwood Canyon Rd., Mountain Green to recognize and honor all veterans from all branches of service.The Pilot’s Association invites all citizens and veterans... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Staff
April 17, 2014
 OGDEN — City officials here say a specific employment sector that has already created thousands of jobs in Ogden is set for another spike, but connecting job-seekers to those jobs will take a massive effort.Enter the “Customer Service Career Fair” which will be held later this month by Ogden city and a host of other community organizations.Several local employers — all advertising current... Read more

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In the Know Easter services at Hill AFB ChapelThe following are services... more