Tyler Patterson, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
"You have breast cancer."A diagnosis of breast cancer can be one of the most terrifying experiences of a person's life. Even if you're expecting it, you're braced for it and you're simply waiting for the confirmation, not much else in the world can change your life as completely as those four words.In such a trying time, it's good to have the support of your family and your friends -- and your... Read more
Hispanics' past efforts in militaryA Lunch and Learn presentation will be hosted by Dan Gomez, Hispanic Heritage Month Committee chairman, Oct. 8, 11:30 a.m.- 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 keeping with the observation of Hispanic Heritage Month.U.S. 89 repaving to cause major delaysCrews... Read more
432nd AEW Airmen hit 600,000 Predator flight hours at Creech AFB. (Senior Airman Larry E. Reid/U.S. Air Force)
Air Force Print News
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Airmen of the 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing here surpassed the 600,000 flight hour mark in the MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft system Sept. 4.The Predator fleet passed 250,000 hours in June 2007, after 12 years of flying, and it only took a year and eight months for the aircraft to fly an additional 250,000 hours to reach 500,000 flying hours in February 2009.Due to... Read more
Capt. Lisa R. Whaling, 508th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron
I'ââve been stationed here over three years and have seen a large number people not paying the appropriate respect toward Retreat. Let me take this opportunity to give you some background about Retreat and the proper way to pay respect for our flag and nation.The tradition of sounding Retreat originated as a bugle call used by the French Army; Retreat was sounded at sunset to notify sentries of... Read more
Airman 1st Class Melissa Dearstone, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office
Flu season is approaching fast this year and many are worried about the seasonal influenza and the H1N1 virus. With the help of vaccinations and simple steps taken by individuals, these viruses can be avoided.This year, individuals are encouraged to get the seasonal influenza and H1N1 virus vaccinations. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the seasonal influenza... Read more
Kalisis Gonzalez paints during the Nickelodeon Day of Play and Fit Factor Family Kick Off. (James Arrowood/U.S. Air Force)
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
In a memorandum dated July 17, Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz designated July 2009 to July 2010 as the "Year of the Air Force Family," and groups at Hill Air Force Base have organized to help families here feel supported throughout this time and beyond.Hill AFB already offers a program for nearly any family need and this year the... Read more
1st Lt. Derek White, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
WASHINGTON -- Air Force officials have launched a new Web site to showcase the Year of the Air Force Family effort.Airmen and their families can log on to http://www.af.mil/yoaff/index.asp to learn about Air Force-wide initiatives, monthly themes and programs, as well as contact local installation Airman Family and Readiness Centers to find out about local events and activities.Earlier this year... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
The Youth Center opened its doors recently to all Team Hill families and their kids to come and play.The Kick Off for Family Fit Factor and Nickelodeon Day of Play held a myriad of activities within a few short hours such as cooking a healthy meal together as a family, including vegetables and tacos with low-fat cheese. Other activities included arts and crafts, water balloon fights, an obstacle... Read more
Just the ticket to holiday happenings at Information, Tickets and ToursGet your Black Island Farms discount tickets from Information, Tickets and Tours to the Harvest Festival, Corn Maze and Field of Screams. This holiday venue is located in Syracuse with a maze combo adult ticket going for $12 and a maze combo child ticket $8. The Haunted Maze ticket at $17 admits patrons to wind through the... Read more
Energy Management Office
Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of articles highlighting October as National Energy Awareness Month. The staff of the Energy Management Office wishes to remind each Airman, civilian employee, and contractor working at Hill Air Force Base of their responsibility to use energy wisely. Practicing wise energy use and eliminating waste in the workplace enables you to directly contribute... Read more