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  • Exercise tests new system

    Exercises may be a standard thing in the military, but the methods to them are always under improvement. At Hill Air Force Base, the Air Force Incident Management System has not been tested in the field before. The focus of the Aug. 7 exercise was to try out the soon to be implemented system. "The

  • Hill Reservists deploy, revolutionize processes

    Traditionally, reservists deploy to fill requirements one to two members at a time. It's unusual for an entire reserve squadron to mobilize and deploy as a unit, but after a year of planning, the 67th Aerial Port Squadron from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, did just that. The squadron, led by Lt. Col.

  • 'Best and brightest' joining Air Force, says AFRS

    According to a Gallup Poll, the military is the most respected job in the country, and the Air Force is considered the service of choice. Unfortunately, polls also show people ages 18-24 are less likely join the military than in the past. This, along with Program Budget Decision 720 cuts, and the

  • Civilians no longer allowed to use salvia at Hill

    On Aug. 6, Col. Scott Chambers, Hill Air Force Base installation commander, issued a memorandum stating all federal civilian employees, civilian contractor employees, military dependents and all other guests were ordered not to inhale, smoke, chew, consume or introduce salvia divinorum and/or

  • Hill golf tournament still open

    Hill Air Force Base is scheduled to sponsor its annual Commander's Cup Golf Tournament at the Hubbard Golf Course Sept. 4. The golf tournament fees are $120 per golfer, and that covers green fees, golf cart, food and prizes. Proceeds from the cup go to benefit the Hill Aerospace Museum. Events will

  • Softball takes over Hill

    Hill Air Force Base has been chosen to hold the All-Air Force Women's Softball tryouts and the All-Armed Forces Women's Softball Championships in September. For the second consecutive year nearly 25 ladies from across the Air Force will convene here for a two week long training camp. The athletes

  • 729th ACS receives much needed improvements

    The 729th Air Control Squadron is unique to the Air Force in that it serves as one of four deployable air control squadrons, capable of providing radar air surveillance and command and control of coalition aircraft for combatant commanders. They maintain and operate approximately 200 vehicles and

  • Old "hogs" get new life

    The Air Force awarded a contract valued at approximately $1 billion to Boeing on June 29 for the production of 242 replacement A-10 Thunderbolt II wings. The A-10, also known as the Warthog, is the first Air Force fighter specifically designed for close air support operations, and is a major asset

  • 101 Critical Days of Summer update

    Through week nine of the 2007 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign, the Air Force has had 12 fatal incidents. Although one fatality is to many, the Air Force is having its best year out of the last three years as far as safety is concerned. By this time in 2006, there had been 13 fatalities

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