Commentary

Master Sgt. Alan Braden, 88th Force Support Squadron
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Growing up in foster homes left me with few educational opportunities and options. Struggling to find work, I enlisted in the Air Force in February 1996 and began my career at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.I was eager to learn and get in school, but I found that many noncommissioned officers said, "You don't need a degree" and "Be an Airman, not a... Read more
Airman 1st Class Tiffany DeNault, 2nd Combat Camera Squadron
2013 is Air Force Material command’s “Year of the Graduate,” and for Senior Airman Michael Estes and retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Thomas Sanborn it’s a year to remember. Estes, Sanborn and 171 other Airmen received their Community College of the Air Force degrees at a ceremony on April 30.   Being awarded a CCAF degree not only means being a step above the rest in the graduate’s duty life,... Read more
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times Editor
Randall Thomas, 309 CMXG/OBM, organized the most recent 5K Run/Walk on the north side of the base for the Hill AFB Cross Country spring season weekly competition. “We had a nice challenging run with 87 competitors last week,” he said.   “There was only a 25 point spread between the third and eighth place teams. Although the 729th Air Control Squadron is in fourth place overall they are the... Read more