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  • Hill medic makes big impact in Afghan village

    Provincial Reconstruction Team Qalat members left many Afghan villagers with a healthier outlook on life after an Aug. 22 village medical outreach in this remote region of Zabul Province in Afghanistan. Nearly 200 people were seen by medics assigned to PRT Qalat and other military units stationed in

  • Voluntary separation, retirement continues

    More than 1,100 Ogden Air Logistics Center employees have submitted on-line applications to retire or separate from Air Force service under the Voluntary Early Retirement Authority or Voluntary Separation Incentive Program announced here in July. Long-time civil service employees applying for the

  • Airmen Development Plan replaces T-ODP

    The Air Force Personnel Center announced it will launch the first of several increments of the Airmen Development Plan in September 2007. The first segment will affect Active Duty officers and will replace the Transitional Officer Development Plan. It will be called the Officer Development Plan and

  • SECAF encourages embracing wingman concept

    In a recent letter to Airmen, Secretary of the Air Force, the Honorable Michael Wynne, focused on suicide prevention and looking out for each other as Wingmen. Since the start of the fight on terrorism nearly eight-years-ago, pressures and demands of consistent deployments have taken a toll on

  • Air Force officials announce 2008 force-shaping plans

    Air Force officials recently announced plans to meet the 2008 fiscal year end-strength of 328,600, which calls for a force reduction of about 5,400 officers and enlisted members through normal attrition, retirement or force-shaping measures. The reductions are in line with Air Force efforts to

  • Air Force convenes AFSO 21 summit

    The secretary of the Air Force, chief of staff and the heads of all Air Force major commands gathered here Aug. 22 to increase the capability of the individual warfighter through Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st century, commonly known as AFSO 21. AFSO 21 is a dedicated effort to maximize

  • Munitions put to test by Combat Hammer

    Those around Hill Air Force Base may have noticed an increased number of sorties and a diverse group of aircraft flying west to the Utah Test and Training Range recently. From Aug. 12-23, approximately 250 sorties and six types of aircraft took part in the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadrons' Weapons

  • New rules encourage safety for children

    Hill Field Elementary and Hill AFB have taken some pragmatic steps to improve the safety of students dropped off at the traffic circle this upcoming school year. Led by Hill AFB parents, they met with teachers, staff, and military members and designed a plan to stream-line the drop-off and pick-up

  • Hill AFB introduces Boldface card

    The Air Force has come up with many programs to get its people help should any of them consider suicide. It also requires everyone receive training annually so they know what to look for in someone who's thinking of suicide and how to get them help. Even with the annual training, seven months down

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