Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 26, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — When Air Force reservists are called off to duty, hours of preparation typically precede the call.That preparation can take many forms, sometimes mundane and sometimes exciting, but not often is it as “real-life” as it was earlier this month for a group of troops from Hill Air Force Base’s reserve fighter wing.Last week, more than 50 reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing’s... Read more


Commentary: Rosie the Riveter and me

STAFF SGT. ALEXANDRA M. LONGFELLOW, 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
March 26, 2015
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — As we recognize Women’s History Month this March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant.During World War II, many women opted to take on male-dominated trades to support their families while their husbands fought in the war. This was a... Read more
2ND LT. AMY POLANECZKY and MASTER SGT. KEVIN HAMMER, Team Hill Vietnam Commemoration Committee
March 26, 2015
In 2012, President Barack Obama proclaimed May 28, 2012, to Nov.11, 2025, as the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration.This is a 13-year Department of Defense initiative that serves to give thanks to Vietnam veterans for every year they endured and sacrificed through one of history’s most brutal wars. In August of 2014, Hill AFB became a Commemorative Partner of the 50th Anniversary... Read more
Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
March 26, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The devastating effects of continued sequestration-level funding were the topic of discussion during a House Armed Services Committee hearing with the senior leaders of all military branches on March 17.“I believe sequestration is going to place American lives at greater risk both at home and abroad,” said Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. “In fact, if sequestration... Read more
March 26, 2015
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to our Air Force family in need (active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and our dependents, including surviving spouses). The charitable affiliate organizations provide support in an emergency, with educational needs or a secure retirement home for widows or... Read more
Eli Whitman, 75th Force Support Squadron
March 26, 2015
Hill Air Force Base’s Outdoor Recreation and Weber State Outdoor Program signed a memorandum of understanding on March 18 formalizing a partnership to facilitate adventure-based programs and events for Airmen and students. In the spring of 2013, Hill AFB Outdoor Recreation, Tickets and Travel program lost its adventure-based program coordinator. This position was critical to facilitating... Read more
March 26, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base will no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision.The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of the Basic Allowance for Housing, an average of $20 dollars each month per member.At Hill, this policy went into effect on March 19.“The project owner here has elected to stop... Read more
March 26, 2015
Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, I am not sure that this amounts to a minus-3, but I confess it is vexing to me. I am a retired USAF Colonel and recently I had occasion to refinance my home in Florida. Thereafter, I began receiving almost daily solicitations to “refinance” my mortgage that I had just refinanced with USAA. The mail solicitations used every attempt imaginable to give the appearance of U.S... Read more
March 26, 2015
March is National Nutrition Month sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.This year’s theme, “Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle,” encourages informed food choices and daily exercise to promote overall health. While there is no “super” food or exercise that is the magic bullet, a person’s day-to-day choices are the key to good health. Below are some everyday choices you can make that will... Read more
March 26, 2015
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Units from across Hill Air Force Base gathered March 16 for the Team Hill annual awards ceremony. Nominees competed for honors in 14 categories.The formal recognition paid tribute to the nominees’ accomplishments and their units.During the ceremony, Col. Ron Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing commander, thanked the nominees for their hard work, and recognized their families and loves... Read more