LISA FERDINANDO, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 15, 2017
Defense officials outlined the need for consistent congressional support for the critical mission of modernizing and maintaining effective nuclear deterrent systems during testimony on Capitol Hill yesterday.James A. MacStravic, performing the duties of undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on strategic forces... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALYSSA C. GIBSON, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
June 15, 2017
WASHINGTON — In some ways, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson believes her entire life was a diversion from its planned course.As a young girl in Keene, New Hampshire, Wilson dreamed of becoming a pilot. With a grandfather who flew in both World Wars, and a father who began flying at the age of 13 (and later served as a crew chief in the Air Force), one could say aviation is in the Wilson... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
June 15, 2017
WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill June 6.At the forefront were the efforts to restore readiness and increase the lethality of the force. Wilson said any objective evaluation of today’s Air Force reaches two conclusions:“The Air Force is too small for the... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 8, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Recently the 3,000th F-35A Lighting II aircraft sortie departed Hill Air Force Base generated by maintainers from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing.That sortie, and all others flown that day was carried out with the new version of the Autonomic Logistics Information System. Commonly called ALIS, it’s the F-35A’s information technology... Read more
Tim Childers
June 8, 2017
Every year during annual information assurance training (entitled DoD IAA CyberAwareness Challenge CBT), Jeff, the animated character in the training, asks us to help him stop adversaries from completing a successful cyberattack and he also shows us how to properly handle classified information. Every year we take his challenge and every year we succeed in thwarting adversarial cyberattacks and... Read more
STEVE WARNS, Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs
June 8, 2017
This summer, children at Hill Air Force Base and other Air Force installations have the opportunity to bowl for free, thanks to the Kids Bowl Free program.“The program creates opportunities and entertainment for youth and families of our Airmen, and it increases awareness of our Air Force bowling centers in each community,” said Jon Grammer, the Air Force Services Activity director of programs. “... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 8, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — An Airman stationed here recently made an instantaneous decision to act and prevented a tragedy for a complete stranger.Active duty Tech. Sgt. Alister Clyne, 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron, was on a scenic hiking trail in Bells Canyon above Sandy, Utah, May 21, with a group of 10 hikers he’d ‘met’ via an app designed to connect people with similar interests. During the... Read more
MAJ. HAMILTON UNDERWOOD, 4th Combat Camera Squadron commander
June 8, 2017
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — Recognition is a fundamental human need. It then follows recognizing Airmen is fundamental responsibility of leadership because taking care of Airmen is a leader’s priority. As the adage goes, if a leader takes care of the people, the people will take care of the mission. Recognition in the Air Force can be both formal and informal. Medals are an important... Read more
R. Nial Bradshaw, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 8, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 75th Air Base Wing Chapel staff hosted its annual spiritual maintenance breakfast here May 25.Team Hill members filled the chapel’s Fellowship Hall to share a meal and to hear words of encouragement from this year’s guest speaker 75th Air Base Wing’s Deputy Wing Chaplain (Maj.) Steven Cunieo.“We all have a story and in listening to people’s stories I will... Read more
MASTER SGT. RICHARD JONES, Asian American Pacific Islander chair
June 8, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Asian American Pacific Islander Festival took place Friday, May 19, at the softball fields here. The event was hosted by the AAPI Heritage Committee and sponsored by the Team Hill Special Observance Council (THSOC). This event is one of 10 Department of the Defense special observances hosted by THSOC. May is designated as the month to commemorate and remember... Read more