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
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
Tiffany Anderson, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
As early as 2010, Tricare Prime beneficiaries who pay enrollment fees will be required to make their payments electronically. When these changes become effective, check payments will only be accepted to ensure the first payment is made while your electronic payments are established. By making the change now, you can: Avoid disenrollment because of a late payment Track payment history online,... Read more
Catherine Cornett, Hilltop Times correspondent
It's time to pack your bags, catch the last bit of summer on the beach, check out a Broadway show, sleep in until 10 a.m. at a bed and breakfast, and then hit the local slopes this winter.Sound like too much work or even too much money? Luckily for Team Hill, the Information, Tickets, and Travel office is ready and willing to help everyone plan ahead for the end of this season and the next, plus... Read more
As the Hill Air Force Base flu vaccination campaign continues for both active duty and "high risk" beneficiaries, many are asking the question, "What else can I do to protect my family and myself from the flu?" and "What do I do if I get sick?"To avoid the flu, observe these simple rules:Get vaccinated for seasonal flu and 2009 H1N1 flu when vaccines are available.Avoid close contact with people... Read more
Eli Whitman, 75th Force Support Squadron
The 75th Air Base Wing will be hosting its sports and fun day, called the "75th ABW Buffalo Run and Roundup," Thursday, Sept. 23 at the Warrior Health and Fitness Center, and will go from noon until 4 p.m. The sports day provides a series of events and activities to promote fitness, esprit de corps and quality of life for the wing. Other squadrons and organizations at Hill Air Force Base are also... Read more
Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff
The wind seems to have been taken from the sails of charities that benefit military members, and these stranded lifeboats need a breath of fresh air from its fellow Airmen at Hill Air Force Base. One of the few large-scale fundraisers at Hill AFB that benefits more than 13 programs that help Hill Airmen and their families will kick off Oct. 2 at Club Hill, starting at 6 p.m.The event is the 388th... Read more
Lt. Col. (Dr.) Darryl Bybee, dentist, 75th Dental Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, performs a filling on a Guyanese women
DIAMOND, Guyana -- After 31 years of dentistry in his own private practice, Lt. Col. (Dr.) Darryl Bybee, 75th Dental Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, traded a comfortable office and a tie for a school with no air conditioning and an Airman battle uniform in a country in South America."It was time for a change," said Dr. Bybee.His story begins at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., where... Read more
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Sustaining the Air Force nuclear arsenal was emphasized by Gen. Donald Hoffman, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, as he led his center and wing commanders along with AFMC headquarters senior staff through two days of in-depth discussions during AFMC's semi-annual senior leaders conference here Sept. 1 and 2.Hoffman used the conference to reinforce... Read more