Articles

LT. COL. STEVEN ENGBERG and LT. COL. MICHAEL MEYER, 388th Fighter Wing
April 6, 2017
(Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series. Lt. Col. Engberg and Lt. Col. Meyer are the 388th Fighter Wing’s last F-16 squadron commanders.)HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — In honor of the F-16, whose operational service here is coming to a close this year, we continue our two-week tribute to the men and women of the 388th Fighter Wing and Team Hill who have supported Viper’s combat... Read more
MARISA ALIA-NOVOBILSKI, Air Force Research Laboratory
April 6, 2017
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — It only makes sense for the Air Force’s newest, most complex, multi-role fighter to have the most advanced, state-of-the-art sustainment facilities to ensure enduring power for years to come.The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office is on the front lines of making this happen for the F-35 Lighting ll. A next generation F-35... Read more
April 6, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Team Hill units were visited by the Air Force Material Command Inspector General team March 13-23 and the base received ‘Effective’ ratings across the board. The Unit Effectiveness Inspection, or UEI, measured the effectiveness of the 75th Air Base Wing, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Life Cycle Management Center, Supply Chain Management Group, Nuclear Warfare... Read more
TECH. SGT. NATHAN GENTEMAN, Holocaust Remembrance Committee chair
April 6, 2017
The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of 6 million Jewish people and 5 million others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933 believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jewish people, deemed “inferior,” were an... Read more
TECH. SGT. ROBERT BARNETT, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
April 6, 2017
WASHINGTON — Heather Wilson testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee during her confirmation hearing for secretary of the Air Force in Washington, D.C., March 30, 2017.The Air Force veteran and former New Mexico representative was introduced by Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds of South Dakota. “If confirmed, she will become the first Air Force Academy graduate in history to... Read more
Robb S. Alexander Jr., Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah
April 6, 2017
ROY, Utah — The Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, hosts a Plane Talk series featuring speakers related to the heritage of Hill Air Force Base, the United States Air Force, other military branches and many other subjects related to aerospace and the defense industry. Plane Talk takes place on Saturdays at 1 p.m. in the museum auditorium. Everyone is invited and admission is FREE... Read more
TECH. SGT. KELLY GOONAN, Robins AFB Public Affairs
April 6, 2017
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — This year’s Program Executive Officer Review and Outlook was about providing industry with the information needed to help them be competitive and innovative when seeking to partner with the government.Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II, and Lt. Gen. John Thompson – Air Force Sustainment Center and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commanders respectively – spoke to the 400 in... Read more
STAFF SGT. JANNELLE MCRAE, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
April 6, 2017
WASHINGTON — Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force manpower, personnel and services deputy chief of staff, testified on the pilot shortage before the House Armed Services subcommittee on Military Personnel in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2017.At the end of fiscal year 2016, the total force made up of the active duty, reserve and guard, was short 1,555 pilots across all mission areas. The Air Force... Read more
LT. COL. DENISE KERR, Reserve Policy Integration Directorate
April 6, 2017
WASHINGTON — Leaders from each branch of service spoke about their top priorities at the caucus-sponsored breakfast. Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, the chief of Air Force Reserve and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, focused on manpower and budget as the top priorities for the Air Force Reserve. Miller said the AFR part-time pilot force is manned at nearly 90% while the full-time pilot force... Read more
LT. COL. STEVEN ENGBERG and LT. COL. MICHAEL MEYER, 388th Fighter Wing
March 30, 2017
(Editor’s notes: This is the first of a two-part series. Lt. Col. Engberg and Lt. Col. Meyer are the 388th Fighter Wing’s last F-16 squadron commanders.)HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Forty years ago, the United States Air Force announced that the 388th Fighter Wing would be the first unit to transition to the F-16 Fighting Falcon, now more commonly known as the Viper. Thirty-eight years ago, the... Read more