Articles

March 30, 2017
TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Utah Test and Training Range firefighters are becoming well practiced at a real-world skill appreciated by moms: child delivery.Assistant Chief Kevin Caudill, Paramedic Micheal Bruce, Capt. Benjamin Kuethe and Lt. Ben Roundtree responded March 16 to assist in a baby delivery occurring in a vehicle on Interstate 80, approximately 16 miles south of their UTTR location in Utah’... Read more
March 30, 2017
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force celebrates its 70th birthday this year and the Air Force Academy has made many contributions to our service’s legacy and history of breaking barriers, and advancing technology and innovation. Here are some very notable achievements that have occurred in March’s of the past. March 1, 1962 — The Thomas D. White Award is established by the Academy.... Read more
SAMANTHA MORRISON, Hill Air Force Base Civilian Personnel Section
March 30, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense issued policy memo Sept. 27, 2016, requiring all new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service, as well as those newly appointed to career senior executive service (SES) positions, are required to serve a two-year probationary period. The requirement... Read more
March 30, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – While Army & Air Force Exchange Service shopping privileges are only open to Soldiers, Airmen and their families, anyone can dine in Hill Exchange restaurants or pick up grab-and-go fare from Express locations. Army Regulation 215-8/Air Force Instruction 34-211 (I) lets anyone—including visitors, contractors and Department of Defense civilians—dine at the... Read more
March 30, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — In preparation for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office held a Proclamation signing event with base-wide leaders March24. The Proclamation details Hill AFB’s perspective on sexual assault crimes: It is a crime and it violates our core values. A sexual assault against Airmen, civilian employees, dependents... Read more
March 30, 2017
MPF services will be limited several days in April and May. The only service NOT affected will be the Identification Card Section. Please ensure you contact the MPF to resolve or initiate any personnel related inquiries prior to or after these dates. April 3 & 6(2 duty days)• MPF services available: ID cards, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.• Customer Support, Career Development, and Force Management:... Read more
TECH. SGT. ROBERT BARNETT, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
March 30, 2017
WASHINGTON — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein discussed the Air Force’s role in a networked and multi-domain environment during the Future of War Conference 2017 in Washington, D.C., March 21.Goldfein emphasized the role of fusion warfare in the future of the force. “The key … is network,” he explained. “How do we network military capability so that we can … create this common... Read more
Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News, Defense Media Activity
March 30, 2017
The Defense Department is committed to promoting an environment where all service members are treated with dignity and respect, Anthony M. Kurta, performing the duties of undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, told a House panel today.Kurta appeared before the House Armed Services’ subcommittee on military personnel to testify on military social media policies. Appearing with him... Read more
STAFF SGT. NICK WILSON, Air Combat Command Public Affairs
March 30, 2017
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Directed energy weapons have been on the Air Force’s horizon for decades.Defined as a device such as a high energy laser or a high power microwave developmental system, the Air Force has a 40-year history of demonstrating the lethality of directed energy.In the ’70s, an Air Force Research Laboratory team went from testing laser fire at a variety of stationary... Read more
March 23, 2017
SYRACUSE, Utah — Officials from Hill Air Force Base, the Northrup Grumman Foundation, and the National Math + Science Initiative are partnering on a $1.7 million investment for STEM education in the Davis School District. A presentation was held at Syracuse High School March 17. The majority of the investment will fund participation in the NMSI College Readiness Program at Northridge and... Read more