RICHARD SALOMON, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
April 6, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2017 Civilian Strategic Leadership Program. Applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by May 1, 2017. CSLP, the Air Force’s senior civilian career broadening program, is designed to develop multiskilled GS-13, GS-14 and GS-15 leaders by placing them in leadership positions outside their... Read more
Robb S. Alexander Jr., Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah
April 6, 2017
ROY, Utah — The Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, hosts a Plane Talk series featuring speakers related to the heritage of Hill Air Force Base, the United States Air Force, other military branches and many other subjects related to aerospace and the defense industry. Plane Talk takes place on Saturdays at 1 p.m. in the museum auditorium. Everyone is invited and admission is FREE... Read more
TECH. SGT. KELLY GOONAN, Robins AFB Public Affairs
April 6, 2017
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — This year’s Program Executive Officer Review and Outlook was about providing industry with the information needed to help them be competitive and innovative when seeking to partner with the government.Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II, and Lt. Gen. John Thompson – Air Force Sustainment Center and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commanders respectively – spoke to the 400 in... Read more
STAFF SGT. JANNELLE MCRAE, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
April 6, 2017
WASHINGTON — Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force manpower, personnel and services deputy chief of staff, testified on the pilot shortage before the House Armed Services subcommittee on Military Personnel in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2017.At the end of fiscal year 2016, the total force made up of the active duty, reserve and guard, was short 1,555 pilots across all mission areas. The Air Force... Read more
LT. COL. DENISE KERR, Reserve Policy Integration Directorate
April 6, 2017
WASHINGTON — Leaders from each branch of service spoke about their top priorities at the caucus-sponsored breakfast. Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, the chief of Air Force Reserve and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, focused on manpower and budget as the top priorities for the Air Force Reserve. Miller said the AFR part-time pilot force is manned at nearly 90% while the full-time pilot force... Read more
LT. COL. STEVEN ENGBERG and LT. COL. MICHAEL MEYER, 388th Fighter Wing
March 30, 2017
(Editor’s notes: This is the first of a two-part series. Lt. Col. Engberg and Lt. Col. Meyer are the 388th Fighter Wing’s last F-16 squadron commanders.)HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Forty years ago, the United States Air Force announced that the 388th Fighter Wing would be the first unit to transition to the F-16 Fighting Falcon, now more commonly known as the Viper. Thirty-eight years ago, the... Read more
CHIEF MASTER SGT. TREY MUNN, 388th Maintenance Group chief enlisted manager
March 30, 2017
Recently, as I stood in line in the Shoppette, I overheard this statement: “Airmen aren’t what they used to be.” This statement is not a new idea, nor is it something that each of us has not heard many times in our careers, and admittedly even something many of us have uttered. I know I am guilty of making that statement. The statement in its purest form is correct; Airmen are not what they used... Read more
STAFF SGT. SIUTA IKA, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
March 30, 2017
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — She’s gassed. Leanne Hardin has played sports her whole life, so she’s had this feeling before, but she can’t remember being this tired 20 minutes in to a practice.She’s on her feet carrying the ball, but between the lactic acid building up in her quads and the jet lag of traveling more than 6,000 miles in a few days, Hardin doesn’t realize how fast the opposing line is closing... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
March 30, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Jamal Braxton, the 2017 Operation Homefront Air Force Military Child of the Year Award recipient, has excelled in multiple varsity sports at Northridge High School in Layton and holds a bright future with his acceptance into the U.S. Air Force Academy, but Braxton likes to focus most on his experiences as a volunteer with the Red Cross and the Airmen and Family... Read more


Commentary: ACTION LINE:

COL. JENNIFER HAMMERSTEDT, 75th Air Base Wing commander
March 30, 2017
We received several Commander’s Action Line comments about the West Gate delays on Tuesday morning following the traffic accident near the West Gate. We appreciate everyone’s concern and flexibility regarding the rerouting of traffic.  I understand many of you were on your way to work when you received the Alert message about the impacts to the gates. Please know that when an incident occurs... Read more

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