75th Force Support Squadron
June 22, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Starting this week, the Hill Airman Leadership School will begin accepting nomination packages for eligible civilian employees to attend the 6-week/24-day course. This Total Force initiative will blend senior airmen — specifically active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve — with civilian employees during the first step of enlisted professional military... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
June 22, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials have announced 81 projected Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor vacancies and 13 detachment commander positions available for summer 2018. Officers eligible for instructor slots include first lieutenants, captains or majors. Active-duty rated officers, line of the Air Force lieutenant colonels and majors selected... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 22, 2017
For the fourth time this week, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford defended the president’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget request on Capitol Hill, this time before the House Appropriations Defense subcommittee.Mattis again told lawmakers that they need to repeal the Budget Control Act of 2011, also known as sequestration, in order... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 22, 2017
The internet is an infrastructure that supports all aspects of modern life, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is creating technology to protect U.S. data, networks and national security, DARPA’s acting director said in Baltimore today.Steven H. Walker spoke to an audience this morning at 20 17 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Defensive Cyber Operations... Read more
LISA FERDINANDO, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 22, 2017
Staying ahead of the cybersecurity threat requires the Defense Department to hire the best people, partner with industry and practice good cyber hygiene, the DoD acting chief information officer said today.John A. Zangardi delivered the keynote luncheon address at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Defense Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore.“We can’t solve today’s... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
June 15, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Summertime is a busy season for permanent changes of station and military couples may be apprehensive about the possibility of being separated from their spouses during their next assignments. They have little to be concerned about, however, as the Air Force Personnel Center has an accommodation rate of more than 96 percent for mil-to-mil married couples... Read more
DONOVAN K. POTTER, 388th Fighter Wing
June 15, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 388th Fighter Wing, the Air Force’s first F-35 operational wing, recently received five F-35A bulk ammunition loaders for field use. Airmen extensively tested one of the loaders June 6-9 during an engineering validation and verification evaluation here. The mobile loader lets weapons experts safely and efficiently load 25 mm ammunition into the F-35A while... Read more


Commentary: How much do I care

CHIEF MASTER SGT. CHRISTOPHER MCKINNEY, 20th Fighter Wing
June 15, 2017
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Leadership expert, John Maxwell said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Gen. Collin Powell said it this way, “People don’t give two cents about what we think we know or who we think we are if they perceive we don’t care about them (perception is their reality.)”So what does it mean to care for your people? Caring for our people... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 15, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The spouse of an Airman assigned to the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center here was named 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year for Hill AFB.Angy Hogan, spouse of active duty Tech. Sgt. Thomas Hogan, learned of the honor in February and her name was published in the April issue of Military Spouse magazine. She recently attended the Military Spouse of... Read more
Todd Cromar, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 15, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Master Sgt. Brian Sharkey, 514th Flight Test Squadron, has been an aircrew flight equipment technician in the Air Force for over 20 years. In his personal time he enjoys writing fictional literature—specifically horror stories—and is currently anticipating the release of his second published novel.Growing up in a small town in Montana, Sharkey joined the Air Force in... Read more