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  • 388th Airmen return to Utah families

    Nearly 120 active-duty Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing returned to base today from a six-month deployment to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The pilots and maintenance and support crews had been in South Korea since early October providing F-16 air support in the region as part of a routine U.S. Pacific Command's Theater Security Package
  • 388 FW commander keynote at Team Hill annual awards banquet

    Col. Scott Long, 388th Fighter Wing commander, addressed nearly 300 attendees as the keynote speaker at this year's Team Hill awards banquet held on April 10, 2013. Speaking on "Maintaining strength," Long congratulated the awardees and said they represent something much larger than themselves. "I'm very proud of the winners and all the nominees,"
  • Air Force restarts tuition assistance

    The Air Force has officially restarted military tuition assistance, effective immediately. The service restarted the program as a result of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013, where Congress called for the MTA program to continue in the current fiscal year. As a result of the restart, the program will resume the same
  • Air Combat Command stands down units due to budget cuts

    The United States Air Force will begin to stand down active duty combat units starting today to ensure the remaining units supporting worldwide operations can maintain sufficient readiness through the remainder of the fiscal year.The stand down is the result of cuts to the command's operations and maintenance account, which must be implemented in
  • Lt. Col. Schmidt retires

    After 28 years of service to his country, Lt. Col. Paul Schmidt retired from the United States Air Force in a ceremony at the Hill Aerospace Museum April 3. Col. Nathan Hill pinned the Meritorious Service Medal on Schmidt's Air Force uniform, and the Team Hill Honor Guard presented him with a folded flag. He was also awarded the Certificate of
  • Hagel Announces Fewer Furlough Days for Civilians

    The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today.In addition, a senior Defense Department official speaking on background told reporters the start of the furloughs will be
  • 388th FW honorary commanders learn about readiness

    Leaders from the 388th Fighter Wing welcomed honorary commanders for an interactive tour here March 21."This was truly a great opportunity to see our Airmen in action," said Kaysville City Mayor Steve Hiatt, 388th FW Honorary Commander. "There are so many people working full time to support these missions and keep us safe, most of whom we never
  • Air Force suspends military tuition assistance

    In the wake of sequestration, the Air Force officially suspended military tuition assistance Tuesday.Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced the Air Force has officially suspended military TA for the remainder of fiscal 2013. The program will continue to be evaluated to determine the way ahead in fiscal 2014. The Defense Department's
  • Active duty, Reserve maintenance personnel honored

    Airmen from the 388th and 419th Maintenance Group took home dozens of awards during the Maintenance Professional of the Year ceremony here March 9. The annual event recognizes top performers from Hill's active duty and Reserve fighter wings.Hundreds of attendees heard from keynote speaker Maj. Gen. Brent Baker, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
  • 388th master sergeants earn next stripe

    Air Force officials selected 1,360 of 12,834 eligible master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant for a selection rate of 10.65 percent.The average overall score for those selected was 673.11. Selectees' average time in grade is 4.02 years and time in service is 18.89 years. Other score averages included 135.00 for enlisted performance