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Ployer P. Hill holds a photo of his father and the base's namesake, also named Ployer P. Hill, shortly after he was assigned to the base in 1964. (Courtesy photo) Son of base's namesake passes away
It's "like father, like son, like grandson" for the family whose name has been immortalized by Hill Air Force Base. The only son of Ployer "Pete" Hill, the base's namesake who was also named Ployer P. Hill, recently passed away on January 21, 2008, at the age of 83 in Florida. The son followed in his father's footsteps as a career officer in the
0 3/25
2008
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Staff Sgt. Corey Smith, 332nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Viper Aircraft Maintenance Unit armament systems specialist, connects a bomb to the alternate mission equipment as it?s supported by the jammer here, March 13. The jammer is the vehicle that is used to load munitions onto the aircraft. Sergeant Smith is deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Mareshah Haynes) Bombs on target: loading the bomb
The call goes out and people begin to scatter. There's a sense of urgency in the air that can almost be felt, like static electricity that makes the hair on your arms stand up. The pilots and crew chiefs are preparing for the mission -- to rumble like thunder overhead and strike their targets from the sky like lightning. Thanks in part to armament
0 3/21
2008
Tim Langen performs a bearing dimensional inspection in the newly opened Bearing Shop, operated by the 530th Commodites Maintenance Squadron. Bearing Shop Reopens, Increases Capability
The 309th Commodities Maintenance Group formally opened its larger, "transformed" bearing shop March 13, in a new location with state-of-the-art technology and increased capability. "This facility is a transformational leap above the old facility," said Cathy Heywood, 530th Commodities Maintenance Squadron (Power Systems) director. "It was
0 3/18
2008
Default Air Force Logo CCAF opportunities for Airmen
It's one of the things that leadership insist every Airmen work to complete early in their Air Force careers. Through the Community College of the Air Force, an associate degree is an excellent way to jumpstart a journey in higher education. Terry Teigeler, CCAF advisor, thinks highly of the program and pushes for Airmen to make it a priority. "All
0 3/14
2008
Hannah Becker, 3, smiles as she checks out her new butterfly face painting in a mirror. Maj. James Becker, 518th Combat Sustainment Squadron and Hannah’s dad, brought his daughter to the Welcome Home Carnival at Club Hill on March 12. Welcome Home Carnival puts smiles on faces
Food, games, balloons, door prizes and even a magician were all part of Hill Air Force Base's first Welcome Home Carnival held at Club Hill on March 12. More than 40 families attended the carnival, many with small children who didn't stop smiling during the duration of the festivities. The first stop for many was the food tables which included, but
0 3/13
2008
(From left to right) Airman 1st Class Chris Ladner, Staff Sgt. Donald Craig and Airman 1st Class Amanda Chadwick (not visible), all 34th Fighter Squadron, load a guided bomb unit onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon here Feb. 6. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brok McCarthy) Hill AFB conducts operational readiness exercise
Airmen of the 388th Fighter Wing, 419th Fighter Wing, 75th Air Base Wing and Ogden Air Logistics Center participated in an Operational Readiness Exercise March 3-7. The week-long exercise tested the wings' ability to deploy quickly and operate in a chemical combat environment. Chemical warfare is a current threat said Maj. Jon Wilkinson, Chief of
0 3/10
2008
Default Air Force Logo Hill AFB hosts Civil Engineering Summit
Once again, Team Hill was pleased to host the annual Air Force Civil Engineering Planning and Programming Summit, which was held from Feb. 26-28, 2008.For three days, senior engineers from the Air Staff and every Major Command exchanged information and built strategies to advocate for the Air Force's installation support accounts. The goal of the
0 3/04
2008
Default Air Force Logo Cities provide cost cuts for Airmen
Several of the towns surrounding the base have generously instituted a mechanism to help our airmen deal with the costs associated with deployments and maintaining households during long times away from home . A plan known as the Utility Abatement Program offers a means of saving money on services that the cities charge for. The program, available
0 2/29
2008
Default Air Force Logo How to spend HALF A MILLION (OR A MILLION) DOLLARS!
Base leadership takes Hill Air Force Base's quality-of-life standards and other larger initiatives very seriously.Col. Linda Medler, 75th Air Base Wing commander, thinks so highly of Hill AFB's people, that she is soliciting their ideas on how to spend between $500,000 and $1 million to improve things here. As part of Hill AFB's Installation
0 2/29
2008
Default Air Force Logo Hill begins professional military image program
In accordance with a policy letter signed by Lt. Gen. Terry Gabreski, Air Force Materiel Command vice commander, Hill Air Force Base is trying to reduce the number of Airmen assigned here who have a body mass index of more than 30, which is considered clinically obese. Currently, 12.46 percent of active-duty personnel assigned to Hill have a BMI
0 2/29
2008
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