May 25, 2017
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., May 16, 2017 — The emergence of the night sky signals the beginning of a mission for a select group of airmen here.The airmen, assigned to Detachment 1 of the 21st Space Wing, operate the just under 4-foot tall telescopes, which are kept busy detecting, tracking and cataloging tens of thousands of objects in orbit within their area of coverage. Collecting... Read more
Wayne Amann, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Public Affairs
May 25, 2017
QUANTICO, Va. — Brittany Boccher, the spouse of Master Sgt. Adam Boccher, an Air Force Office of Special Investigations special agent, from Detachment 327 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, had a memorable year in 2016.Boccher was selected as the 2016 Little Rock AFB Military Spouse of the Year and the AFOSI Deborah Law Spouse of the Year. That was only the beginning.Her momentum snowballed... Read more
May 25, 2017
DALLAS — Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers have the chance to get their paws on $3,000 in Exchange gift cards during the Patriot Pet Photo Contest.From May 19 to June 1, Exchange shoppers worldwide can submit a cute, creative photo of their pet at: One grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 Exchange gift card. Two second place winners will receive a... Read more
STAFF SGT. ALEXX PONS, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
May 25, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are currently accepting submissions for the 2017 National Public Service Award.The American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration established the award to honor individuals whose outstanding contributions and accomplishments allow them to be viewed as models of public service in and out of... Read more
DARRIN MUHR, Health Promotions Coordinator
May 18, 2017
Most of us are aware of how much is being paid to support a tobacco habit in the area of increased health risk, but do you know how much it’s actually hurting your financial health? At an average cost of around $6 a pack on military installations, a pack-a-day smoker spends more than $2,000 a year just for cigarettes. Plus, there’s the cost of lighters, gas to make emergency runs to the store,... Read more
Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 11, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 75th Civil Engineer Group’s Energy Management Office and Environmental Management Branch invite Hill AFB’s military, civilians, retirees and families, of all ages, to the second annual “Kickin’ It … for Conservation,” an Energy & Environmental Fair, 3-6 p.m., May 11.The event will be held along one of the base’s stormwater retention ponds, Pond 3 (located along... Read more
MASTER SGT. RICHARD JONES, Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage committee chair
May 11, 2017
“With courage, grit, and an abiding belief in American ideals, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have challenged our Nation to be better.” — President Barack ObamaThis month, Hill Air Force Base, along with the rest of America, celebrates the heritage, achievements and culture of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Asian-Pacific American Heritage Week was... Read more
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 11, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — A Holocaust remembrance service was held April 25 at the Nate Mazar Chapel here. The ‘Days of Remembrance’ is a time to remember the innocent victims who perished at the hands of evil, and honor the survivors who lived through those horrors. It is also a reminder of what can happen when great evil is left unchecked.Dr. Karen Hirsch, who volunteers extensively... Read more
DARRIN MUHR, Hill AFB Health Promotion Coordinator
May 11, 2017
Physical fitness for most, seems to be an all-or-nothing commitment: They’re either in the gym every day or not at all. Between work, family and downtime, there doesn’t seem to be much time left for additional hours at the gym and for some just thinking about it can cause stress.Fortunately, you don’t need the harsh regimens or vigorous ambitions that are often associated with fitness goals.... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
May 11, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Jay Hess was a 37-year-old father of five when he was taken as a prisoner of war.It was August 1967, during the height of the Vietnam conflict.Hess was on a recovery mission, looking for two downed pilots when his F-105 was shot down, catching fire over the northern portion of Vietnam. Hess ejected from his plane, but the event left him unconscious. When he woke up, he found... Read more