A light fixture holding one of the incandescent fluorescent lights is shown which the staff at Mountain View Inn replaced. (Alex R. Lloyd)
The Mountain View Inn recently received recognition as Hill Air Force Base Energy Champion for Fiscal Year 2009. The facility is under the leadership of Amy Munnell, Hill AFB Lodging assistant manager and a member of the 75th Force Support Squadron. The Mountain View Inn's outstanding team members have set themselves apart through their exceptional efforts to raise energy conservation and... Read more
Rachel Smith watches as 775th CES Firefighter Robert Beaver maneuvers a firetruck Snozzle via remote control. (James Arrowood/U.S. Air Force)
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
While most of the school children at Hill Field Elementary School were going through their show-and-tell routines last Friday morning, four of the children were witnessing the best show-and-tell by the Hill Air Force Base fire department.These four students -- Bianca Ramos, Rachel Smith, Alexis Sears and Jacob Candler -- were winners of the essay contest sponsored by the 775th Civil Engineering... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard Examiner Davis Bureau
The airplanes are always on display, but sometimes some of the heroic stories behind them come to life.Running until the end of May, the Hill Aerospace Museum continues hosting a weekly series called, "Airplane Talk," which features speakers from across the aviation spectrum telling of personal experiences with the aircraft on display at the museum."We think it's a good program for people," said... Read more
Jose Milan, SARC, and Dan Gomez, 526th ICBM Systems Group, discuss a slideshow on Hispanics in the military. (Mary Lou Gorny/Hilltop Times)
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
The often overlooked contributions of Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S. military -- in response to the call to duty, honor and country -- were highlighted Oct. 8 iin a slide presentation by Dan Gomez, member of the Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, and SERV chief engineer in the 526th ICBM Systems Group, in the Base Theater.The fact-filled presentation was a 200-plus year chronology of military... Read more
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
As the Combined Federal Campaign gains momentum after last week's kick-off events, the organizers of Team Hill's Intermountain CFC would like to remind would-be donors that a safe and easy donation tool is, literally, at their fingertips.The Intermountain CFC has contracted with CFC Nexus, an online pledge provider used by a number of federal agencies such as NASA, Homeland Security and other... Read more
75th Security Forces Squadron
Everyone needs to take extra care on Halloween -- Oct. 31 -- when excited children in costumes are out in force. Motorists need to be extra careful during trick or treat hours, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., and parents should review safety rules with their children. The 75th Security Forces Squadron members will X-ray and examine candy for all Hill trick or treaters as part of the annual Pumpkin Patrol on... Read more
Linda Larsen, OO-ALC DP/CTOT
The Center Training Office's implementation of a standardized leadership training program, or SLTP, addresses challenges faced by a constantly growing supervisory pool as outlined by Air Force Materiel Command directive. The need for skilled high level supervisors has increased and providing these new and seasoned leaders with education and training, resources and adequate tools, effective... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
Thickening drifts of wilting leaves and colder temperatures are reminding residents that winter can't be too far off. Now's the time to prepare your yard and garden so that conditions rebound quickly for spring rejuvenation.Here then are some local tips from base maintenance and the local Utah State University county extension agent.Gino Nelson, Boyer Hill Military Housing Maintenance supervisor... Read more
Shari Lopatin, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
According to the Journal of American Medicine, nearly 32 percent of American children between the ages of 2 and 19 need to lose weight to avoid chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.Military families aren't exempt; a 2005 survey reported that nearly 20 percent of Department of Defense teenagers are obese. Obesity means an individual is more than 20 percent more than his or her... Read more
2009 Hill AFB Outstanding Employee with Disabilities, Dave Olsen, shows an F-16 generator to students on a tour. (Bill Orndorff/U.S. Air Force)
Bill Orndorff, 309th Maintenance Wing
Though he lost most of his eyesight -- and almost his life -- 24 years ago, Dave Olsen is now happily working in the 524th Electronics Maintenance Squadron (Electronics and Instruments), cleaning and repairing aircraft parts.Olsen's abilities have earned him the Hill Air Force Base Outstanding Employee with Disabilities Award for 2009. He will be recognized at the Oct. 22 Persons with... Read more