Articles

MASTER SGT. STEVEN HEBERT, 367th Training Support Squadron
May 25, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — No, this isn’t a new political campaign slogan; it’s the unofficial motto of the 367th Training Support Squadron.Familiar to many aircraft and missile maintainers, “The Griffin” is a training development squadron and a tenant unit at Hill AFB out of the 782nd Training Group at Sheppard AFB, Texas.The 367th TRSS is comprised of 89 active-duty and civilian personnel from... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 25, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 75th Air Base Wing Safety Office hosted annual motorcycle safety briefings and the 3rd Annual Motorcycle Safety Rodeo here, May 11. Riders first attended briefings at the base theater. There, fellow Airmen and Utah safety officials talked about motorcycle safety trends and the importance of protective gear. Col. Kent Hansen, 419th Mission Support Group... Read more
TYLER J. PERRY, 419th Supply Chain Management Squadron
May 25, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — On May 9, Dr. Larry Butkus, Chief Engineer of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, visited Hill AFB to speak in front of a crowd of about 250 Team Hill scientists, engineers, and technical managers. Dr. Butkus focused his address on new and emerging technology currently under research... Read more
Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
May 25, 2017
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Across Air Force Materiel Command, military and civilian employees continue to embrace the command’s culture and message of encouraging proactive bystander behaviors which emphasize intervening when others need assistance.The primary philosophy of the Green Dot program, implemented across the Air Force, is to encourage everyone to be comfortable stepping up... Read more
Profession of Arms Center of Excellence
May 25, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has rolled out a new First Term Airmen Course dedicated to developing Airmen as next-generation leaders. Airmen straight out of technical training will be taking the next step in their professional development when they attend the newly revamped FTAC at their assigned installation. The first installation to teach the course is Joint Base... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
May 25, 2017
WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders recently removed the restriction that kept pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A. The restriction was imposed in 2015 due to concerns about the risk during ejections in a portion of the flight envelope.After rigorous testing to ensure the escape system works reliably and safely in all planned conditions and across all pilot weights, three... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
May 25, 2017
WASHINGTON — Air Force officials developed a crowdsourcing/idea website to leverage knowledge and expertise from Airmen in the field May 15, 2017.The CAC-enabled milSuite website provides an online presence for Airmen to offer ideas on how to revitalize Air Force Squadrons. Airmen are encouraged to address specific topics presented in the form of challenges and to help identify the best ideas by... Read more
MASTER SGT. BRYAN FRANKS, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
May 25, 2017
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ceremoniously swore in Heather Wilson as the 24th Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon May 16, 2017.“If we wanted to do one thing to Webster’s Unbridged Dictionary to define a Patriot with no words, we could put up Heather Wilson’s picture right next to the word, and we would explain what a patriot truly is,” Mattis said. “On behalf of the entire... Read more
May 18, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron, Detachment 1, hosted Airmen and aircraft participating in the air-to-ground weapons evaluation program, May 1-11.The Combat Hammer exercise takes place twice each year here, and twice annually at Eglin AFB, Florida, and is part of the Weapon System Evaluation Program (WSEP). WSEP has two parts: Combat Hammer evaluates all U.S. Air... Read more
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