Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 18, 2017
ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — When the Air Force declared the F-35A ready for combat in August 2016, Airmen at Hill Air Force Base knew they could be asked to deploy overseas at any time.Since April 15 more than 200 Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings have been deployed overseas with 8 F-35As for the first time to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.“Any time... Read more
775th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, SENIOR AIRMAN NICHOLAS FRONTINO
May 18, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Airmen are trained to safely and efficiently detect, disarm, detonate and dispose of explosive threats wherever they exist. These Airmen are very good at what they do but the phrase “initial success or total failure” accurately describes the consequences for even the smallest EOD mistake. Unfortunately, even those who perform... Read more
May 18, 2017
Hill Air Force Base will celebrate an AFMC Family Day May 26 and Memorial Day May 29. Many offices and services will be closed or have limited hours. See below for more information. Airman and Family Readiness Center ClosedAirman Leadership School ClosedArts and Crafts ClosedAuto Hobby ClosedBowling May 26 8 a.m.-5 p.m.Memorial Day ClosedChild Development Center (East & West) Closed... Read more
May 18, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Reservists in the 67th Aerial Port Squadron took home four trophies during the Port Dawg Challenge at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., April 25-27.The challenge brought together 23 aerial port squadrons from across Air Force Reserve Command to compete in events designed to test their proficiency in “port dawg” tasks. Events included forklift driving courses, cargo... Read more
May 18, 2017
TATA, Morocco — Maj. Jeremiah Lindgren conducts a dental exam on a woman from a remote village in Morocco during an annual tour deployment in support of an exercise known as African Lion.Five dental experts from the 419th Fighter Wing took time away from their civilian jobs to join about 60 members of the Utah and Colorado Air National Guard on the humanitarian mission near Tata, Morocco, April... Read more
TYLER J. PERRY, 419th Supply Chain Management Squadron
May 18, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 14th Annual Team Hill Science, Engineering and Technical Management Awards Celebration was held May 9 at the Hill Aerospace Museum. The annual event recognized award winners from the SE&TM community at Hill Air Force Base. Event host, Mr. Jay Fiebig, Senior Executive Service, kicked off the celebration by reminding award winners to reach out and thank... Read more
May 18, 2017
WASHINGTON — The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 (OTV-4), the Air Force’s unmanned, reusable space plane, landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility May 7, 2017.“Today marks an incredibly exciting day for the 45th Space Wing as we continue to break barriers,” said Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, the 45th SW commander. “Our team has been preparing for this event for several... Read more
May 18, 2017
WASHINGTON — Heather Wilson will be the next secretary of the Air Force, her confirmation was given by the Senate May 8, 2017.Wilson, who is stepping down from her position as the president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to take the post, is expected to be sworn in within a week.“We live in a remarkable country, protected by innovators and intrepid Airmen who take great... Read more
Cheryl Pellerin, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
May 18, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with seven U.S. universities and elements of the Air Force and Army on research that seeks to stimulate the brain in a non-invasive way to speed up learning.DARPA announced the Targeted Neuroplasticity Training, or TNT, program last March, and work now has begun on the effort to discover the safest and most effective ways to... Read more
Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 11, 2017
WENDOVER, Utah — Utah Department of Defense agencies hosted an annual face-to-face meeting April 27-28 with members of several American Indian Tribes who claim ancestral and ongoing ties to lands managed by the DOD agencies.Primary hosts for this year’s meeting, which was held in the adjacent cities of West Wendover, Nev., and Wendover, Utah, were Dugway Proving Ground and the Confederated Tribes... Read more