LT. COL. STEVEN ENGBERG and LT. COL. MICHAEL MEYER, 388th Fighter Wing
April 6, 2017
(Editor’s note: This is the second 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 — In honor of the F-16, whose operational service here is coming to a close this year, we continue our two-week tribute to the men and women of the 388th Fighter Wing and Team Hill who have supported Viper’s combat... Read more
PATRIC E. MILLER, Air Force Sustainment Center, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
April 6, 2017
(Editor’s notes: This is the first of a two-part commentary. Part 2 will appear in the April 13 Hilltop Times.)I miss the sound of jets. I hear the helicopters flying in and out of the camp at all hours of day and night. The sound makes me think mission, but I miss the sound of freedom. The team that prepares you to deploy does a good job of describing what it will be like when you hit the... Read more
Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
April 6, 2017
By April 1917, people were already calling the war between the Allied Powers and the Central Powers the Great War, and they were right to do so.Millions of soldiers confronted each other on the battlefields of France and Russia with thousands dying each day, even when there were no big offensives.And on April 6, 1917, the United States declared war on the German Empire, joining France, Great... Read more
MARISA ALIA-NOVOBILSKI, Air Force Research Laboratory
April 6, 2017
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — It only makes sense for the Air Force’s newest, most complex, multi-role fighter to have the most advanced, state-of-the-art sustainment facilities to ensure enduring power for years to come.The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office is on the front lines of making this happen for the F-35 Lighting ll. A next generation F-35... Read more
Capt. (Dr.) Betsy Reese, 75th Medical Operations Squadron
April 6, 2017
(Editor’s notes: March 30 was National Doctors Day. For that occasion, Capt. (Dr.) Betsy Reese from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, provided these comments on why she serves.)The decision to pursue a career in family medicine was a simple one. I have always appreciated the ability to take care of many aspects of a patient’s medical needs when they are sick or injured, but I also enjoy the challenge of... Read more
April 6, 2017
FORT LEE, Va. — As the son of a career Navy officer, Alejandro Villanueva grew up on military bases worldwide, playing football and basketball among other sports. That’s why today, as an offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Villanueva said he embraces his participation with youth football ProCamps as a way of giving back to a community he cherishes. This marks the fifth year P&G... Read more
April 6, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Team Hill units were visited by the Air Force Material Command Inspector General team March 13-23 and the base received ‘Effective’ ratings across the board. The Unit Effectiveness Inspection, or UEI, measured the effectiveness of the 75th Air Base Wing, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Life Cycle Management Center, Supply Chain Management Group, Nuclear Warfare... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN KELSEY TUCKER, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
April 6, 2017
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — “On your mark, get set, go!”Amidst cheers and applause, the runners take off from the starting line. Pulling out in front of the pack is a man in a neon yellow shirt emblazoned with the words “Team Momentum” carrying a billowing American flag that serves as a guiding beacon for the rest of the racers.He runs with a grin on his face, even as the hot southern sun beats... Read more
TECH. SGT. NATHAN GENTEMAN, Holocaust Remembrance Committee chair
April 6, 2017
The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of 6 million Jewish people and 5 million others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933 believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jewish people, deemed “inferior,” were an... Read more
TECH. SGT. ROBERT BARNETT, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
April 6, 2017
WASHINGTON — Heather Wilson testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee during her confirmation hearing for secretary of the Air Force in Washington, D.C., March 30, 2017.The Air Force veteran and former New Mexico representative was introduced by Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds of South Dakota. “If confirmed, she will become the first Air Force Academy graduate in history to... Read more

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