Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 11, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 75th Civil Engineer Group’s Energy Management Office and Environmental Management Branch invite Hill AFB’s military, civilians, retirees and families, of all ages, to the second annual “Kickin’ It … for Conservation,” an Energy & Environmental Fair, 3-6 p.m., May 11.The event will be held along one of the base’s stormwater retention ponds, Pond 3 (located along... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 11, 2017
ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — The F-35A continues to prove itself a game changer as Airmen train together during the aircraft’s first overseas deployment.Eight F-35As and more than 200 Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, deployed here April 15. Pilots and maintainers are generating roughly 10 sorties a day, training alongside F-... Read more
MASTER SGT. RICHARD JONES, Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage committee chair
May 11, 2017
“With courage, grit, and an abiding belief in American ideals, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have challenged our Nation to be better.” — President Barack ObamaThis month, Hill Air Force Base, along with the rest of America, celebrates the heritage, achievements and culture of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Asian-Pacific American Heritage Week was... Read more
Kari Tilton, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
May 11, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah— Citizen Airmen from the Reserve 419th Fighter Wing are currently at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, in support of the first F-35A overseas training deployment to Europe.The reservists deployed alongside eight F-35As and about 250 personnel from Hill’s active duty 388th FW and are training in support of the European Reassurance Initiative, which bolsters the... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 11, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — A Holocaust remembrance service was held April 25 at the Nate Mazar Chapel here. The ‘Days of Remembrance’ is a time to remember the innocent victims who perished at the hands of evil, and honor the survivors who lived through those horrors. It is also a reminder of what can happen when great evil is left unchecked.Dr. Karen Hirsch, who volunteers extensively... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 11, 2017
ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — Active duty and Reserve Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently deployed to RAF Lakenheath in the United Kingdom, marking the F-35A’s first overseas deploymentThe 34th Fighter Squadron is training in Europe with units from the U.S. Air Force, Royal Air Force and air forces from other NATO Allies.But, before the... Read more
DARRIN MUHR, Hill AFB Health Promotion Coordinator
May 11, 2017
Physical fitness for most, seems to be an all-or-nothing commitment: They’re either in the gym every day or not at all. Between work, family and downtime, there doesn’t seem to be much time left for additional hours at the gym and for some just thinking about it can cause stress.Fortunately, you don’t need the harsh regimens or vigorous ambitions that are often associated with fitness goals.... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
May 11, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In terms of combat, Hill Air Force Base’s dwindling fleet of F-16s has been out of commission for nearly 18 months.The Air Force started to phase the iconic fighter jet out of action when the next-generation F-35 arrived at Hill in 2015.At the end of that year, the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed to Afghanistan, marking the jet’s final combat mission out of... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
May 11, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Jay Hess was a 37-year-old father of five when he was taken as a prisoner of war.It was August 1967, during the height of the Vietnam conflict.Hess was on a recovery mission, looking for two downed pilots when his F-105 was shot down, catching fire over the northern portion of Vietnam. Hess ejected from his plane, but the event left him unconscious. When he woke up, he found... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
May 11, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Female Airmen now have up to 12 months after having a baby to request separation from the service under the Air Force’s new Diversity and Inclusion initiative.This policy change, effective April 26, 2017, gives female Airmen more time to better understand and assess how they can balance a military career and family needs, ensuring they have the opportunity... Read more