SENIOR AIRMAN RYAN CONROY, 24th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
May 4, 2017
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — A 7-foot bronze statue stood prominently over a sea of multicolored berets, flanked by the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force and the Air Force’s newest Air Force Cross recipients.Two Airmen, whose heroics were separated by 11 years and 100 miles in the same war zone, solidified a special tactics legacy that has seen a great deal of action since 9/11. “You represent... Read more
CHRISTOPHER BALL, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs
May 4, 2017
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The F-35 Integrated Test Force recently performed another first-of-its-kind test when the aircraft released a laser-guided bomb against a moving target.An F-35C being tested here released specially built GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb over a controlled range at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in the California desert, successfully engaging a small pickup truck... Read more
LT. COL. SEANA JONES, 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron
April 27, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — There are many organizations with high profile missions conducted here. However, few people are aware of a small, selectively manned unit known as the 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron. The 84th RADES conducts a mission that nobody else in the U.S. is capable of performing. “This highly specialized unit consists of 81 active duty, civilian and contract personnel... Read more
MASTER SGT. JOSEPH PESANTES, 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron
April 27, 2017
Mentorship was, and is, absolutely critical in my development from junior Airman to SNCO. I have had different mentors throughout the different phases of my career and they all played an important role. When the word mentorship is mentioned, a lot of people instantly think of sitting down with their supervisor and getting formal face-to-face mentoring. To me, mentorship is much deeper than that;... Read more
April 27, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — A local shelter will better serve its clients due to the efforts of Airmen stationed here.YCC (Your Community Connection) Family Crisis Center is a domestic violence shelter in Ogden. The shelter aids victims of abuse and their children with food, counseling and support. Many of these victims have experienced horrible tragedies, to include domestic violence and rape.... Read more
R. Nial Bradshaw, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
April 27, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Proactive planning coupled with on-base manufacturing capabilities are making a difference to A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft mission-capable rates by providing non-procurable parts to depot and the field.A-10 attack aircraft are brought to Hill AFB for Programmed Depot Maintenance at pre-planned intervals. During maintenance and inspections, it is common to discover... Read more
April 27, 2017
Are you the spouse of a Team Hill member? Ever wondered what people do at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex? Now is your opportunity to discover what goes on behind the doors and gates. Brig. Gen. Steven J. Bleymaier, Ogden Air Logistics Complex commander, cordially invites all Team Hill spouses (military, civilian, and contractor) to attend an Ogden Air Logistics Complex depot maintenance... Read more
April 27, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Eight Airmen represented the 388th Fighter Wing and 75th Air Base Wing in a fitness challenge against other first responder teams April 21 at the Salt Palace. Two teams from Hill Air Force Base competed. One team included Brandon Charleson, Jesse Emery, Elijah Carino and Russell Poulson. Joe Lucich, Juan Mendez, Andrew Cherry and Travis Callahan formed the other team.... Read more
April 27, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1163 will host its annual golf tournament May 5 at the golf course here.AFSA was established in 1961 to represent the needs of enlisted personnel to Congress. It’s grown over the years and now represents 110,000 members and their families.Along with member dues, money raised by hosting the golf tournament ultimately enables... Read more
April 27, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking unprecedented steps to increase transparency. Today, VA launched a new Access and Quality Tool that provides Veterans with an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand way of accessing patient wait time and quality of care data. This tool not only provides Veterans with more information about VA services, it increases accountability and ensures... Read more