Staff Sgt. Shane W. Buss, Equal Opportunity Specialist
This week, we continue with our Hispanic Heritage month of remembrance by introducing another Hispanic Hero.David Barkley-Cantu was born in Laredo, Texas, in 1899. Barkley-Cantu enlisted in the U.S. Army in San Antonio and was assigned to the 89th Division of the 356th Infantry. On his enlistment, he withheld the fact that he was a Hispanic as he feared he would not be allowed to fight on the... Read more
Briefing on health care, flu shots at Hill ClinicCol. Donald Hickman, commander of the 75th Medical Group, invites any interested Hill Clinic beneficiary (active duty, retiree, dependent or civil service employee eligible for care at the Hill Clinic or Hill Occupational Medicine Clinic) to attend the 75th Medical Group's Healthcare Consumer Advisory Council meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 2:30 p.m... Read more
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Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
When Michelle Storch, wife of Lt. Col. Steven Storch, a former officer of the 75th Operations Support Squadron here, got the Internet hooked up in June at her family's new home near Fort Bragg, N.C., one of the first e-mails she read from a friend confused her. Storch and her family had just completed a permanent change of station there from Hill Air Force Base and her friend was congratulating... Read more
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Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
OGDEN -- The aircraft sustainment squadrons at Hill Air Force Base recently hosted the fourth annual F-16/Proven Aircraft Worldwide Review conference, which welcomed more than 720 government and military delegates from 36 different counties, at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center. Overall, there were 1,093 attendees at the weeklong event.The Worldwide Review conference has been hosted by Hill AFB... Read more
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Airman 1st Class Robby Hedrick75th Air Base Wing"The University of Oklahoma Sooners and the Dallas Cowboys. However, college football is my favorite." Chad CallOgden Air Logistics Center Engineering Directorate"My favorite college team is Brigham Young University (Cougars), and my favorite pro team is the San Francisco 49'ers, because Steve Young used to be on that team." Mike Jones309th... Read more
Col. Janet Augustine, OO-ALC Engineering Directorate deputy director
So what does the Ogden Air Logistic Center's Engineering Directorate staff office actually do? A lot more than is often perceived. The men and women of the EN are working behind the scenes to enable improved processes and policy to support the wing engineering weapon system sustainment efforts. Sometimes the payoff is obvious and immediate, other times it takes multiple years to implement.The key... Read more
Air Force News Service
WASHINGTON -- Air Force officials will implement a new organizational construct for weapon systems acquisition that includes designating directorates, divisions and branches in place of some current wings, groups and squadrons.Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz announced the changes in a service-wide memo Sept. 3. The memo, signed by both leaders,... Read more
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Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
The Base Theater was the site of a remembrance in honor of Sept. 11, 2001, as Warrior Call included a slideshow of a father's memories of his two sons, both firefighters, part of the emergency response to the attacks on that day. The remembrance, both simple and heartfelt, recalled some of what happened that day and the father's brief descriptions of who they were as individuals -- their humor,... Read more
Airman 1st Class Melissa Dearstone, 75th Public Affairs Office
Safety concerns were at an all time high during the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day at Hill Air Force Base. With an increase of outdoor and recreational activities, the 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign encourages service members to use active- risk management throughout these high-risk months. "The Air Force has experienced 13 fatalities with auto mishaps, four are associated with... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
No one was more surprised than Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Carl Wright when approximately 300 individuals showed up to stand in formation at the pretty much spontaneously planned POW/MIA ceremony held last year. When the Hill Air Force Base installation chaplain had contacted Ogden Air Logistics Center and 75th Air Base Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Candler about the lack of such a ceremony, he... Read more