LT. COL. DENISE KERR, Reserve Policy Integration Directorate
April 6, 2017
WASHINGTON — Leaders from each branch of service spoke about their top priorities at the caucus-sponsored breakfast. Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, the chief of Air Force Reserve and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, focused on manpower and budget as the top priorities for the Air Force Reserve. Miller said the AFR part-time pilot force is manned at nearly 90% while the full-time pilot force... Read more
LT. COL. STEVEN ENGBERG and LT. COL. MICHAEL MEYER, 388th Fighter Wing
March 30, 2017
(Editor’s notes: This is the first of a two-part series. Lt. Col. Engberg and Lt. Col. Meyer are the 388th Fighter Wing’s last F-16 squadron commanders.)HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Forty years ago, the United States Air Force announced that the 388th Fighter Wing would be the first unit to transition to the F-16 Fighting Falcon, now more commonly known as the Viper. Thirty-eight years ago, the... Read more
CHIEF MASTER SGT. TREY MUNN, 388th Maintenance Group chief enlisted manager
March 30, 2017
Recently, as I stood in line in the Shoppette, I overheard this statement: “Airmen aren’t what they used to be.” This statement is not a new idea, nor is it something that each of us has not heard many times in our careers, and admittedly even something many of us have uttered. I know I am guilty of making that statement. The statement in its purest form is correct; Airmen are not what they used... Read more
STAFF SGT. SIUTA IKA, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 30, 2017
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — She’s gassed. Leanne Hardin has played sports her whole life, so she’s had this feeling before, but she can’t remember being this tired 20 minutes in to a practice.She’s on her feet carrying the ball, but between the lactic acid building up in her quads and the jet lag of traveling more than 6,000 miles in a few days, Hardin doesn’t realize how fast the opposing line is closing... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 30, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Jamal Braxton, the 2017 Operation Homefront Air Force Military Child of the Year Award recipient, has excelled in multiple varsity sports at Northridge High School in Layton and holds a bright future with his acceptance into the U.S. Air Force Academy, but Braxton likes to focus most on his experiences as a volunteer with the Red Cross and the Airmen and Family... Read more


Commentary: ACTION LINE:

COL. JENNIFER HAMMERSTEDT, 75th Air Base Wing commander
March 30, 2017
We received several Commander’s Action Line comments about the West Gate delays on Tuesday morning following the traffic accident near the West Gate. We appreciate everyone’s concern and flexibility regarding the rerouting of traffic.  I understand many of you were on your way to work when you received the Alert message about the impacts to the gates. Please know that when an incident occurs... Read more
RICHARD WOODRUFF, American Red Cross, Utah and Nevada Region
March 30, 2017
Every year, the American Red Cross honors community members who have demonstrated heroism through extraordinary acts of courage and kindness. Among the 13 award categories is also the Lifetime Achievement award. This year’s recipient is Col. Gail Seymour “Hal” Halverson. Halvorsen is a retired career officer and command pilot in the United States Air Force. He is well known as the original... Read more
March 30, 2017
TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Utah Test and Training Range firefighters are becoming well practiced at a real-world skill appreciated by moms: child delivery.Assistant Chief Kevin Caudill, Paramedic Micheal Bruce, Capt. Benjamin Kuethe and Lt. Ben Roundtree responded March 16 to assist in a baby delivery occurring in a vehicle on Interstate 80, approximately 16 miles south of their UTTR location in Utah’... Read more
March 30, 2017
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force celebrates its 70th birthday this year and the Air Force Academy has made many contributions to our service’s legacy and history of breaking barriers, and advancing technology and innovation. Here are some very notable achievements that have occurred in March’s of the past. March 1, 1962 — The Thomas D. White Award is established by the Academy.... Read more
March 30, 2017
ROY, Utah — The Annual Hill Aerospace Museum Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the AerospaceHeritage Foundation of Utah, will take place at 10 a.m. sharp, Saturday, April 8, on the grounds of the Hill Aerospace Museum. The public is encouraged to arrive an hour early so they can find a parking spot and be ready to go at 10 a.m.More than 10,000 plastic Easter eggs and treats will be available for kids... Read more