TECH. SGT. MATT, 432nd Wing
June 15, 2017
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The purpose of development is to close the gap between demands and abilities. Professional gaps are fluid for Airmen due to frequently changing titles, duty locations, ranks and personal goals. The Air Force attempts to provide baseline skills through training and professional military education, but too often these efforts are completed as transactions: completing... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 15, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Band Perry visited civilian and military Airmen and toured several facilities here before performing a free show for the base at Centennial Park, June 2. Before the show, band members visited the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, 729th Air Control Squadron, and the base control tower. While visiting 388th Fighter Wing Airmen, they had a chance to get an up-... Read more
DONOVAN K. POTTER, 388th Fighter Wing
June 15, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A wing commander’s tour is generally two years. In that time the machinery of an Air Force wing can operate at a steady hum, marked with the sound of rapid gear changes and acceleration at regular intervals. The machinery is humming and gears have changed continually during Col. David Lyons’ tenure at the 388th Fighter Wing as he prepares to hand over command June 23.... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
June 15, 2017
WASHINGTON — As part of its retention efforts, the Air Force released details on the fiscal year 2017 Aviation Bonus Program (AvB) June 5, 2017. This year’s program implements an increase in maximum bonus amounts authorized in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in addition to more flexibility in contract lengths.The program, combined with additional non-monetary initiatives, is... Read more
ARMY SPC. KELSEY M LITTLE, U.S. Army Europe
June 15, 2017
“There are moments in a nation’s history when its future course is decided by a chosen few who walked bravely into the valley of the shadow of death,” Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti said during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Iron Mike Memorial here yesterday.“In such moments, young men and women pledge their lives so that their nation can live,” said NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN JUSTIN FUCHS, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 15, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — About 30 reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing participated in The Murph Challenge June 3 to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.The Murph Challenge is named after Navy Lt. Mike “Murph” Murphy, a commanding officer killed in action during Operation Red Wing. Traditionally done on Memorial Day, the challenge consists of a one-mile run followed by 100... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 15, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — BAE Systems employees benefited Team Hill Airmen with a generous donation June 8 at their Falcon Hill facility.This year, during their annual burger burn, BAE Systems employees raised more than $12,000 in support the Operation Warm Heart, Hill AFB Chapter. As 35 percent of the BAE Systems employees are veterans, they continue to select Operation Warm Heart as a charity... Read more
DoD News
June 15, 2017
The Defense Department officially launched the Blended Retirement System comparison calculator, providing BRS opt-in eligible service members their first opportunity for an individualized comparison of retirement systems. The comprehensive tool, in combination with the mandatory BRS Opt-In Course, will assist the nearly 1.7 million opt-in eligible service members and their families make an... Read more
Air Force Materiel Command Health & Wellness Team
June 15, 2017
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Bees, wasps, and hornets are the deadliest non-human animals in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bee, wasp, and hornet stings cause an average of 58 deaths yearly, and the best way to avoid being stung is prevention. These insects sting primarily to defend themselves, their hives, and nests. Effective prevention means... Read more
June 15, 2017
More than two dozen finance professionals from the Utah Chapter of American Society of Military Comptrollers spent the first few days of June in San Diego, California, soaking up the knowledge of several experienced presenters.Keynote speakers included Utah’s own Jason Hewlett, motivational speaker and comedian, and U.S. Army pilot Mike Durant, who was captured and held by Somali militants for 11... Read more