Cold season has arrived! Not feeling so well and not sure what to do? Review your "Take Care of Yourself" book. Still not sure? See your local friendly nurse at the Cold Care Clinic located in the Airmen Clinic. You will receive home care advice and over-the-counter medications, if appropriate.Hours of operation are as follows: Weekdays except Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-9:40 a.m. and 2:20 p.m.-3:20 p.m... Read more
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Master Sgt. Ben Gonzales, Defense Media Activity-San Antonio
WASHINGTON -- The 2009 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year were recognized in a special ceremony during the 2009 Air Force Association Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 14 at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md.Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy hosted the evening's events that highlighted this year's 12 Airmen who represent more than 400,000 enlisted members of... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
Just as the season starts to chill and the days shorten, you might conclude outdoor recreation offerings at Hill Air Force Base also get ready for hibernation. Not so, says Chris Breck, Outdoor Adventure director.Trips are being planned and are set to take place, rentals are ongoing, bicycles are being fixed and a pheasant hunting trip will take place later next month. Meetings for volunteers are... Read more
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Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
Due to the combined efforts of those who participated in the push-ups contest on Aug. 19, and those who sponsored competitors, a total of $1,622 was raised for the Team Hill awards programs, Junior Enlisted Center, Airmen Against Drunk Driving, Enlisted Spouses Group and other charitable efforts and entities at Hill Air Force Base.Sean Conorich, a contractor with the 75th Security Forces Squadron... Read more
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Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
On the cusp of his 20-year mark serving in the Air Force, Chief Master Sgt. Atticus Smith, 388th Fighter Wing command chief, is eager to welcome the next decade of service to a career filled with rewards and challenges.Smith recently assumed the command chief position in August after serving as the director of education and commandant at the Kirtland Non-Commissioned Officer Academy in New Mexico... Read more
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Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
Capt. Stephanie Harley was passing through the Warrior Health and Fitness Center some time ago when an Air Force Marathon sign requesting applicants to represent their major command center caught her eye. After gaining her commander's approval and submitting previous race and marathon times, the 75th Aerospace Medicine Squadron member was excited to learn she had been selected to represent the... Read more
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Senior Airman Brandon Craig, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Most people in the Reserve face deployment at some point in their career. Although this is never easy, it can be particularly difficult for those with families. Families worry about the member, the military member worries about their family, and the extended separation itself can be a trial.The 419th Fighter Wing Airman and Family Readiness Center has a number of resources geared at helping... Read more
Capt. Chris Seamans, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The men and women of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings arrived in Afghanistan and made history as the first U.S. F-16s to operate out of this country.The 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron's "Black Widows" landed quietly one late afternoon in July and the booming sound of the afterburner has been prevalent ever since. This may mark the foundation for future Viper... Read more
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If you've been on base around lunchtime and you are active duty or on the flight line, you know how long the fast food drive-thru lines can get. Instead of waiting for some "fast" food, head over to one of Hill's dining facilities for a fast, nutritious meal, dessert included.Though a cafeteria might remind you of that mushy mystery meat that was served in high school, Hill's dining facilities... Read more
Staff Sgt. Shane W. Buss, Equal Opportunity Specialist
Special interest observances are conducted to recognize the continuous achievements of all Americans to American culture and to increase awareness, mutual respect and understanding. They are designed to enhance cross-cultura1 and cross-gender awareness and promote harmony among all military members, their families and the civilian work force. They are set aside annually to recognize the... Read more

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