Hill in Focus


Non-Destructive Inspection Radiographers Josh Pugeau (red hat) and  John Knisely, 709 Missile Maintenance Squadron, use force and a torque wrench on May 6 to tighten a retaining bolt securing a Peacekeeper first-stage motor to a breakover table after completion of a Computed Tomography scan of the motor. The scans are performed at Hill Air Force Base, using the world’s largest CT system scanner.

Pugeau has worked at Hill for the past 10 years testing, Eddy currents and performing ultrasonic and X-ray inspections on a variety of different aircraft in the Ogden Air Logistics Complex. Josh recently married his wife, Summer, who was formerly from Eagle River, Alaska. He enjoys doing charcoal-drawing artwork along with photography in his spare time.

Knisely is a 419th Fighter Wing and Desert Shield veteran and a diehard San Francisco fan, both football and baseball. He moved to Utah from McClellan Air Force Base, California, when it closed in 1997. John says he enjoys going to Wendover, Nevada, and playing golf or gardening when he has the chance. With six grandchildren living in three different states, he is a very active grandfather.