RICHARD WOODRUFF, American Red Cross, Utah and Nevada Region
March 30, 2017
Every year, the American Red Cross honors community members who have demonstrated heroism through extraordinary acts of courage and kindness. Among the 13 award categories is also the Lifetime Achievement award. This year’s recipient is Col. Gail Seymour “Hal” Halverson. Halvorsen is a retired career officer and command pilot in the United States Air Force. He is well known as the original... Read more
March 30, 2017
TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Utah Test and Training Range firefighters are becoming well practiced at a real-world skill appreciated by moms: child delivery.Assistant Chief Kevin Caudill, Paramedic Micheal Bruce, Capt. Benjamin Kuethe and Lt. Ben Roundtree responded March 16 to assist in a baby delivery occurring in a vehicle on Interstate 80, approximately 16 miles south of their UTTR location in Utah’... Read more
March 30, 2017
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force celebrates its 70th birthday this year and the Air Force Academy has made many contributions to our service’s legacy and history of breaking barriers, and advancing technology and innovation. Here are some very notable achievements that have occurred in March’s of the past. March 1, 1962 — The Thomas D. White Award is established by the Academy.... Read more
March 30, 2017
ROY, Utah — The Annual Hill Aerospace Museum Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the AerospaceHeritage Foundation of Utah, will take place at 10 a.m. sharp, Saturday, April 8, on the grounds of the Hill Aerospace Museum. The public is encouraged to arrive an hour early so they can find a parking spot and be ready to go at 10 a.m.More than 10,000 plastic Easter eggs and treats will be available for kids... Read more
SAMANTHA MORRISON, Hill Air Force Base Civilian Personnel Section
March 30, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense issued policy memo Sept. 27, 2016, requiring all new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service, as well as those newly appointed to career senior executive service (SES) positions, are required to serve a two-year probationary period. The requirement... Read more
March 30, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – While Army & Air Force Exchange Service shopping privileges are only open to Soldiers, Airmen and their families, anyone can dine in Hill Exchange restaurants or pick up grab-and-go fare from Express locations. Army Regulation 215-8/Air Force Instruction 34-211 (I) lets anyone—including visitors, contractors and Department of Defense civilians—dine at the... Read more
March 30, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — In preparation for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office held a Proclamation signing event with base-wide leaders March24. The Proclamation details Hill AFB’s perspective on sexual assault crimes: It is a crime and it violates our core values. A sexual assault against Airmen, civilian employees, dependents... Read more
March 30, 2017
WASHINGTON — In response to the recently released VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that reviewed processes from June 6 through Dec. 15, 2016, of the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the following statement: “The Department of Veterans Affairs is proud to announce that the challenges with the Veterans Crisis Line have been resolved. Prior to... Read more
March 30, 2017
MPF services will be limited several days in April and May. The only service NOT affected will be the Identification Card Section. Please ensure you contact the MPF to resolve or initiate any personnel related inquiries prior to or after these dates. April 3 & 6(2 duty days)• MPF services available: ID cards, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.• Customer Support, Career Development, and Force Management:... Read more
TECH. SGT. ROBERT BARNETT, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
March 30, 2017
WASHINGTON — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discussed the Air Force’s role in a networked and multi-domain environment during the Future of War Conference 2017 in Washington, D.C., March 21.Goldfein emphasized the role of fusion warfare in the future of the force. “The key … is network,” he explained. “How do we network military capability so that we can … create this common... Read more

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