Cammy Drebes, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Tinker Air Force Base
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- On Feb. 17, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law. Key provisions of that law impact individuals' and families' taxes. One of those provisions is the Making Work Pay Tax Credit which will provide a refundable tax credit of up to $400 for individuals and $800 for married couples filing joint returns. This tax credit will phase out... Read more
Shari Lopatin, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
These top five "superfoods" from The American Dietetic Association and the "Nutrition Action Health Letter" will not only make you feel good, but will help protect you against heart disease, the top killer of adults in the U.S. > Beans. The ADA says beans are truly a superfood because each tiny bean has a powerful combination of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Researchers have also... Read more
FIT TO FIGHT FACTS: Timing of new Air Force Fitness tests When will twice-a-year fitness testing cycles begin? Answer: The Air Force chief of staff mandated all Airmen will fitness test during the first half of calendar year 2010. Airmen will be required to test before the end of the month in which they are due. For example: >> If your last test was in January 2009, your next test will be... Read more
Fit to fight events -- challenge yourself Every Thursday, with few exceptions, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., take advantage of these events scheduled at the Warrior Fitness Center. Male and female winners will earn certificates good for free smoothies at the Juice Bar. >> Tonight, Oct. 22, Core Challenge >> Oct. 29, Rope Climb Challenge >> Nov. 5, Rowing Night 1 Kilometer, 500 Meters... Read more
Linda Hill, cancer survivor, talks at the Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon. (Alex R. Lloyd/U.S. Air Force)
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
The 75th Medical Group, 75th Force Support Squadron Health and Wellness Center and 75th Air Base Wing Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted a luncheon to observe October as Breast Cancer Awareness month Oct. 20 at Club Hill. 75th ABW Vice Commander Col. Calvin Williams led the educational luncheon with opening remarks about his personal battle with pancreatic cancer in 2003. Though he did not... Read more
Air Force News Service
The holiday season is fast approaching, which traditionally means a time for family, friends, and food. Holiday goodies like cookies, chocolates and fruit cake can become the central focus wherever you go. How can you try to maintain your weight and heart-health during such a tempting time as the holidays? Try the Air Force Materiel Command "Freeze the Gain Holiday Challenge." A derivative of... Read more
Disabilities luncheon today with speaker The Persons With Disabilities Committee is hosting its annual luncheon today,11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Club Hill. The luncheon is held to award outstanding Department of Defense workers with disabilities and the guest speaker will be Kim Peek, a savant who inspired Dustin Hoffman's character in the movie "Rain Man." Touted as a walking encyclopedia, Peek's... Read more
Airman 1st Class Robby Hedrick, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots has come to Hill Air Force Base to conduct toy collection and distribution through Dec. 18. The campaign, which began in October, asks for caring Americans to drop off new, unwrapped toys at collection sites located around the base. The toys are then picked up and sorted in a central warehouse to be distributed to children in need by the local Toys for Tots... Read more
Year of the Air Force Family: Families of all sizes >> Families with babies -- free class teaches a class about baby signs to parents to use with their children. The Baby Signs Class will be Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., in the Family Child Care Office, Building 460 -- Training Room. Please RSVP by calling Denise Jenkins (801) 777-0695. >> Free event for families and singles who... Read more
Michael Keever walks his horse around the Hill Air Force Base corral as he participates in a 4-H project club.
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
An environment where adults set up conditions so that youth can make critical decisions and learn about skills, thus helping them to gain a sense of confidence and self presence ... Tiffany Meyer, a military spouse associated with Hill Air Force Base, knows what that brought to her own life and would like to pass the tradition on with a 4-H horse club for active military youth and their friends,... Read more