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  • Q&A: Interview with 388th MOS commander

    The 388th Maintenance Operations Squadron will deactivate June 28 as part of an Air Force-wide restructuring initiative to better allocate company and field grade officers to needed positions.During the ceremony, the guidon flag will be furled, which symbolizes the official closure of the squadron. I recently talked with the MOS commander, Maj.
  • Salute to Our Nation's Defenders Picnic set for July 12

    The Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee is hosting the Salute to Our Nation's Defenders Picnic at Centennial Park here July 12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event, cohosted by local businesses, serves to recognize and thank active duty, Reserve and Guard military personnel for their service. Free food will be served between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. The
  • 388th FW gets new leader

    "The Airmen of Hill Air Force Base are a special breed," said Lt. Gen. Robin Rand, Commander, 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command, and Commander, Air Forces Southern, U.S. Southern Command, during the 388th Change of Command ceremony held here June 14. "Each of you has answered the call to duty during this hour of great need for our country, and
  • 388th FW commander celebrates final flight

    On a beautiful summer's day, Col. Scott Long was greeted by his wife, friends, community leaders and members of Team Hill to celebrate his final F-16 flight June 6 before relinquishing command as the 388th Fighter Wing commander."What an amazing day," said Long as he celebrated with the group after deplaning. "I'm grateful to have led the wing for
  • Budget cuts leave 4 FS not flying

    The 4th Fighter Squadron here has nearly two dozen F-16s parked underneath canopies on the flight line. In April, the squadron returned safely from a 180-day deployment and was ordered to stop flying because of automatic budget cuts.
  • Air Force establishes F-35 IOC target

    The Air Force announced today it expects to declare F-35A Lightning II initial operation capability in December 2016. The announcement was included in a joint report detailing service-specific IOC requirements and dates for each of the F-35 variants that was delivered to Congress today."The Air Force has spent the last six months looking at our
  • 388th FW welcomes new command chief

    The 388th Fighter Wing welcomed a new command chief here Wednesday. Command Chief Master Sgt. Daniel McGuire will serve as the enlisted advisor to the commander on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness and morale of the wing's enlisted force. As the highest enlisted leader in the wing, he'll also provide direction for the enlisted force and
  • Commissaries plan for Mondays furlough

    When furloughs are implemented, most military commissaries will close one day a week on Mondays, the Defense Commissary Agency's top official said. The closures will be for up to 11 days between July 8 and Sept. 30."We know that any disruption in commissary operations will impact our patrons. "Also, we understand the tremendous burden this places
  • Pilots return from 6-month deployment

    Anjulie Broderick greets her husband Air Force Capt. Mike Broderick, 4th Fighter Squadron pilot, with their daughter upon his return to Hill Air Force Base, Utah April 26, 2013. Broderick and more than 150 Airmen returned from a six month deployment to the Asia-Pacific Region.
  • Active duty invited to Hiring Our Heroes event May 14

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host Hiring Our Heroes, a job fair and workshop for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses May 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Summit Hotel and Conference Center (formerly the Marriott Hotel) in Ogden. The free event includes a workshop for veterans and other