The Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 113, is hosting a briefing and recruiting event Oct. 1 at the Ogden Air Logistics Center Poe Conference Room. The detachment is seeking motivated personnel who would like to apply to become AFOSI special agents.Enlisted Air Force members may apply for special agent duty once they have first served in another career field. Air Force... Read more
Hispanic Heritage Lunch and Learn Oct. 8A Lunch and Learn presentation will be hosted by Dan Gomez, Hispanic Heritage Month Committee chairman, Oct. 8 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Base Theater.The presentation will explore the topic "Hispanic Contributions in the U.S. Military: A Patriotic Journey" in observation of Hispanic Heritage Month. Read more
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
Nominations now open for 2010 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year AwardRANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Air Force members can now submit nominations for their spouse as the 2010 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year. The period of the award runs Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2009.The Joan Orr Spouse of the Year Award is sponsored by the Air Force Association and honors the significant contributions made by... Read more
Col. Thomas Schneider, 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group commander
More than 60 years ago, President Harry Truman signed the Air Force into existence as a separate military service. From the White House, he had the unique perspective to see the impact of American airpower on the closing days of World War II. Control of the skies over Europe and the Far East meant free reign for allied ground forces. Truman understood that airpower was essential to the... Read more
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
Before Oct. 9, 1871, a farmer living on the outskirts of Chicago, Catherine O'Leary, thought the same thing most Americans believe: "Fire prevention is not my job." Then one of the most tragic fires recorded in American history, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, was pinned on her and one of her cows, which reportedly knocked over a lantern the night of Oct. 8, 1871, and ignited the blaze.Although O... Read more
Airman 1st Class Melissa Dearstone, 75th Public Affairs Office
The 75th Medical Group has welcomed a new commander here. Col. Donald C. Hickman, the 75th MDG commander, has set forth future plans for expansion making the medical group more reliable for both staff and patients while still maintaining their core values to prevent, heal, prepare and deploy.Medical renovations of the Airman Clinic and military side of Building 570 are under way to make more room... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
Major construction on the Falcon Hill Research Park hasn't even started, but the project already has won an award.Hill Air Force Base's Enhanced Use Lease team was recognized by Gen. Norton Schwartz, chief of staff of the Air Force, during a ceremony at the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition recently in Washington, D.C.The Hill EUL group was one of five teams... Read more
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
While running in the Salt Lake City Half Marathon this past April, the same question kept cycling through my head: "Why are all these people out here?"I knew why I was there -- simply to be able to say I've tried running a half marathon. But were the more than 12,000 participants there for the same reason? Or, were there just that many clinically insane people in the Salt Lake City area? Little... Read more
Shari Lopatin and Diane Mayer, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
With the focus on fighting H1N1 flu this year, it's now more important than ever to get a flu shot. But where can Tricare patients go, and when?Only months ago, the World Health Organization declared the H1N1 flu a worldwide outbreak. This year, beneficiaries will need to get their seasonal flu shot, as well as another vaccination for the H1N1 flu.The seasonal flu vaccine is a Tricare-covered... Read more
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
One of the largest fundraising events for the programs at Hill Air Force Base that benefit military families is going on next Friday. The event is the 388th Spouse's Round Up, an annual silent and live auction which raised more than $30,000 in 2008 for more than 13 Hill AFB programs.One such program that benefitted substantially from last year's fundraising efforts was the Utah Military Families... Read more