Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith, National Guard Bureau
ARLINGTON, Va. -- National Guard officials are willing to help family members around the country, no matter which branch or component their service member belongs to, the Guard's top family programs official said Aug. 3. "Families' needs are the same across the board, and we can't afford to work within just our own service," said Alex Baird, the chief of Family Programs for the National Guard... Read more
Wardleigh Road milling and paving project The 75th Civil Engineer Squadron has a paving project on Wardleigh Road ("M" Avenue to "H" Avenue). Starting approximately Aug. 1 and running through Aug. 31, Wardleigh Road will be partially closed for extensive milling and paving of the road. Traffic will be reduced to one lane each way, however, accessibility will be maintained during construction.... Read more
Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- There are three things that Lt. Col. Danny "Chip" Johnson, 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron commander at Joint Base Balad, always lets his people know come first when he takes command of a new unit -- things he said have been constant during his 18-year career. These career priorities helped Johnson win the U.S. Air Force's 2009 Thomas P. Gerrity Field... Read more
Airman 1st Class Melissa Dearstone, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
Team members from Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Information Protection Directorate out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, visited Team Hill last week to perform a review of information, industrial, personnel and operations security programs. During their visit, their focus for review was on information security, where they checked the protection of classified information,... Read more
The Exchange benefit at Hill AFB is paying dividends in more ways than one. Airmen shopping at the BX, dining at Burger King and using other AAFES activities last year generated a dividend of $518,918. These funds are critical to Air Force Service's ability to enhance local programs and facilities including the Hess Fitness Center, the base bowling alley and golf course. "AAFES' dual mission is... Read more
You don't need to starve yourself on a wacky fad diet if you want to look better in your shorts or swimsuit this summer. The secret to weight loss is to choose healthy foods and take in fewer calories than you burn. Lighten Up is a 5 week series that meets once per week to discuss nutrition, exercise, and healthy cooking, to help you reach your weight loss goals. Participants are given powerful... Read more
Award winners for the April 1 through June 30, 2010 quarter are: Category I Civilian of the Second QuarterAnnette A. Gilley  Category II-V Civilian of the Second QuarterSuzanne Wayment Airman of the Second QuarterAirman 1st Class Samuel M. Steele NCO of the Second QuarterStaff Sgt. Jeremy T. Solt Senior NCO of the Second QuarterMaster Sgt. Patricia A. McCrary CGO of the Second QuarterCapt.... Read more
Club Hill will be presenting UFC 117 on August 7 starting at 8 p.m. Food and drink specials will begin at 7 p.m.The pay-per-view showing will feature Silva vs. Sonnen in the World Middleweight Championship and Hughes vs. Almeida in a Welterweight Bout.To reserve a table or find out more, contact Club Hill at 801-777-3841. Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
With phase two scheduled to begin the end of this month, the 75th Medical Group facility will be coordinating several changes in its lobby. The Optometry Clinic will move into its renovated space, the Family Medicine Clinic will move to its new location and access to the dental area will come through the entryway near the Family Medicine Clinic.Among the major changes anticipated in September are... Read more
Katie Christian, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, UTAH -- Life as an Air Force Reservist comes with many challenges for Airmen as well as their families. Those challenges are all too familiar for spouses of the Airmen in the 419th Fighter Wing's Civil Engineer Squadron. While trying to figure out how to balance family, work and military responsibilities, facing a deployment is one of the most stressful events for a reservist... Read more