Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing
February 16, 2017
The future belongs to the young.Nathan Kosters, the youngest F-35 crew chief in the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, was born in 1996. “The Macerana” was No. 1 on the music charts, “Independence Day” topped the movie box office and the F-16 Fighting Falcon had already been flying for 22 years.Kosters, a 20-year-old native of Byron Center, Michigan, and his fellow F-35A maintainers, are generating... Read more
Katie Lange, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
February 16, 2017
Of the 3,498 service members who have received the Medal of Honor throughout U.S. history, only 88 have been black.In recognition of African American History Month, we’re sharing the stories of the brave men who so gallantly risked and gave their lives for others, even in times when others weren’t willing to do the same in return.We’ll start with the first black recipient of the award: Army Sgt.... Read more
Karen Bastian, Energy Outreach Coordinator
February 16, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Energy Awareness Kilowatt Crackdown contest winner was announced Jan. 3 with building 383 squeaking past building 385 in an energy reduction contest hosted by the 75th Civil Engineer Squadron Energy Management Team. The contest kick-off began Oct. 1, garnering personnel and facility managers committed to succeed at the challenge that would run through November... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
February 16, 2017
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When it comes to the F-35A, much is made of the edge its fifth-generation technology gives pilots, but America’s newest fighter aircraft is also proving capable in the hands of maintainers.Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings’ 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit deployed alongside the F-35A Lightning II to the Red Flag air combat exercise at Nellis AFB, Nevada,... Read more
HOWARD E. HALVORSEN, Air Force Sustainment Center and 72nd Air Base Wing Historian
February 16, 2017
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Picture the scene: a group of 30 young men in the small town of Caro, Mich., getting their picture taken on the courthouse steps before leaving to serve their country. As they line up, the sheriff calls across the steps to say he had one more for the picture: Maynard Harrison Smith in handcuffs, fresh from his trial.Maynard Harrison Smith was born in the small town... Read more
EMILY POSADAS, Health Promotion Flight Coordinator, 52nd Medical Group
February 16, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Exercise can do loads of good to your body, including keeping your heart healthy!  According to the Heart and Vascular Institute of the Cleveland Clinic1, exercise not only improves your heart health, it also reduces your heart disease risk factors.  Below are tips on safe exercise that will give your heart the most benefit1. Be sure to engage in moderate... Read more
YVONNE COMESARIO, 309th Software Maintenance Group
February 16, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Ogden Air Logistics Complex’s 309th Software Maintenance Group provides unique and valuable software and hardware engineering support to the warfighter mission. As such, people truly are the organization’s most valuable asset. Keeping them safe and healthy, both at work and at home, is a top priority and provides value to the operation. Kelly Capener, 309th... Read more
February 16, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Military Saves Week is an annual opportunity for installations and organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for service members and their families to assess their own saving status.Take the Military Saves Pledge at https://militarysaves.org/for-savers/.Military Saves can help you develop your goals and take action. When you take the Military Saves... Read more
February 16, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — In an effort to clarify and help customers understand the current ID card processes here, please see the following information.ID Card Scheduling Process:• Routine Common Access Card (CAC): Make appointment 90 days prior to CAC expiration date at https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/building.aspx?Build....• Walk-ins (9 a.m.-4 p.m.): Pin resets,... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALEXX PONS, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
February 16, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2017 United Service Organizations Service Member of the Year Award.The award is sponsored by the USO and recognizes specific acts of heroism by E-5s or below from every military service branch.Organizations and base-level personnel should contact their major command, field operating agency, direct... Read more

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