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LISA FERDINANDO, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 22, 2017
Staying ahead of the cybersecurity threat requires the Defense Department to hire the best people, partner with industry and practice good cyber hygiene, the DoD acting chief information officer said today.John A. Zangardi delivered the keynote luncheon address at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Defense Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore.“We can’t solve today’s... Read more
DONOVAN K. POTTER, 388th Fighter Wing
June 15, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 388th Fighter Wing, the Air Force’s first F-35 operational wing, recently received five F-35A bulk ammunition loaders for field use. Airmen extensively tested one of the loaders June 6-9 during an engineering validation and verification evaluation here. The mobile loader lets weapons experts safely and efficiently load 25 mm ammunition into the F-35A while... Read more
Todd Cromar, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
June 15, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Master Sgt. Brian Sharkey, 514th Flight Test Squadron, has been an aircrew flight equipment technician in the Air Force for over 20 years. In his personal time he enjoys writing fictional literature—specifically horror stories—and is currently anticipating the release of his second published novel.Growing up in a small town in Montana, Sharkey joined the Air Force in... Read more
DONOVAN K. POTTER, 388th Fighter Wing
June 15, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A wing commander’s tour is generally two years. In that time the machinery of an Air Force wing can operate at a steady hum, marked with the sound of rapid gear changes and acceleration at regular intervals. The machinery is humming and gears have changed continually during Col. David Lyons’ tenure at the 388th Fighter Wing as he prepares to hand over command June 23.... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
June 15, 2017
WASHINGTON — As part of its retention efforts, the Air Force released details on the fiscal year 2017 Aviation Bonus Program (AvB) June 5, 2017. This year’s program implements an increase in maximum bonus amounts authorized in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in addition to more flexibility in contract lengths.The program, combined with additional non-monetary initiatives, is... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN JUSTIN FUCHS, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 15, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — About 30 reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing participated in The Murph Challenge June 3 to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.The Murph Challenge is named after Navy Lt. Mike “Murph” Murphy, a commanding officer killed in action during Operation Red Wing. Traditionally done on Memorial Day, the challenge consists of a one-mile run followed by 100... Read more
DoD News
June 15, 2017
The Defense Department officially launched the Blended Retirement System comparison calculator, providing BRS opt-in eligible service members their first opportunity for an individualized comparison of retirement systems. The comprehensive tool, in combination with the mandatory BRS Opt-In Course, will assist the nearly 1.7 million opt-in eligible service members and their families make an... Read more
June 15, 2017
More than two dozen finance professionals from the Utah Chapter of American Society of Military Comptrollers spent the first few days of June in San Diego, California, soaking up the knowledge of several experienced presenters.Keynote speakers included Utah’s own Jason Hewlett, motivational speaker and comedian, and U.S. Army pilot Mike Durant, who was captured and held by Somali militants for 11... Read more
LISA FERDINANDO, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
June 15, 2017
Defense officials outlined the need for consistent congressional support for the critical mission of modernizing and maintaining effective nuclear deterrent systems during testimony on Capitol Hill yesterday.James A. MacStravic, performing the duties of undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told the Senate Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on strategic forces... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALYSSA C. GIBSON, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
June 15, 2017
WASHINGTON — In some ways, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson believes her entire life was a diversion from its planned course.As a young girl in Keene, New Hampshire, Wilson dreamed of becoming a pilot. With a grandfather who flew in both World Wars, and a father who began flying at the age of 13 (and later served as a crew chief in the Air Force), one could say aviation is in the Wilson... Read more