Scholarships for E-1 to E-6The Hill Top 3 is offering two $500 essay-based scholarships to active duty military in the grades of E-1 through E-6 and their spouses. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate program at an accredited college or university. Applications and essays must be received by Sept. 11. Please contact Senior Master Sgt. Jay Waldner at (801) 777-9858 or... Read more
Catherine Cornett, Hilltop Times correspondent
A chilly morning breeze drifted through the patio as several people stood in line waiting for their Starbucks coffee and breakfast burritos at the annual Kick-Off Breakfast to promote awareness of Hill's many professional organizations held Aug. 26 at Centennial Park.As attendees huddled under their jackets, Mark Johnson, executive director of the Ogden Air Logistics Center, stepped forward and... Read more
A lot has changed since Ken Cravens retired from the Air Force more than 30 years ago.The Layton resident, along with hundreds of other military retirees and their families, attended Hill Air Force Base's 23rd annual "Retiree Appreciation Day" on Friday.The annual conference held on Aug. 28 was open to retirees from all branches of the military, offering veterans a chance to learn about... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
Airplanes are having a big year in 2009.This year, 110,595 visitors had passed through the museum's door, up 13.9 percent from the 2008 numbers through July, said Scott Wirz, Hill Aerospace Museum's director."We are having a great year so far," said museum curator Tom Hill. "Our visitation is up. Our revenue in our gift shop is up. So far, so good." Hill Aerospace Museum was founded in 1982 as... Read more
Staff Sgt. Jerry Fleshman, 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
  FARNBOROUGH, England -- One of the largest air shows in the world kicked off here July 19, and U.S. servicemembers are among 1,500 exhibitors from around the world showing off the latest in aviation technology. Approximately 70 U.S. military and support members from bases across the world are participating in the Farnborough Air Show. "We are delighted to be here," said Col. Robert... Read more
Valerie Burke, 75th Public Affairs Community Relations chief
Hill Air Force Base has recently received free tickets to The Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee/Hill Appreciation Night at Lindquist Field with the Ogden Raptors on Tuesday, July 27, at 7 p.m. The Raptors will be playing the Missoula Osprey. This is an annual event that is graciously offered to Team Hill by the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee, or MAC, and the Ogden Raptors... Read more
Amy Kemp Butler, Ogden Air Logistics Center History Office
To commemorate a century of extraordinary achievement since the historic arrival of Mormon pioneers in Utah in 1847, in 1947 a United States Army Air Forces' jet aircraft flew from Omaha, Neb., to Hill Field in a relatively uneventful 123 minutes. In July a hundred years earlier, or some 163 years ago today, courageous American trailblazers completed the journey in an entirely arduous, very... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny
A service held July 16 to rededicate the Hill Chapel had at least seven spiritual leaders of various faiths directly participating in the ceremony with Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) David Cyr, Deputy Chief of Chaplains, as keynote speaker. The chapel, laid out in oak paneling of a light golden hue, matching pews and stained glass mosaic windows was a sharp contrast to before and Cyr noted in his remarks... Read more
Hilltop Times staff
On July 31 the Hill Airsoft and Paintbull Club will host the very first airsoft tournament on base. The competition will take place at the Woodsball Field, which is located behind the BORTA on Perimeter Road. Registration for the event will begin at 2 p.m. and the event will start at 4 p.m. Cost is free and participants are eligible to win prizes in a raffle. Participants must bring their own... Read more
Vice Adm. Alan Thompson, director of the Defense Logistics Agency, speaks to the Wasatch Chapter of the Logistics Officers Association on July 13 at Club Hill.
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times staff
On July 13, Vice Admiral Alan Thompson, director of the Defense Logistics Agency, spoke to logistics enthusiast and members of Hill's Logistics Officers Association alike. His speech detailed the enormous efforts of DLA to assist the military in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, and also touched on the importance of DLA's Air Force initiative. According to the history of DLA, its origins can be... Read more