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Hill AFB and Utah Guard cooperate in F-16 crash rescue drill

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 5:54pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- This weekend a "lone survivor" will be rescued in Utah's west desert, and while just a training exercise, military officials say the operation will sharpen the collaborative skills of two of the state's most important defense entities.

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Clearfield High CyberPatriot team wins national championship

Dana Rimington, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 5 2014 - 3:43pm

CLEARFIELD -- Clearfield City may be nearly imperceptible on a national map, but last weekend, hundreds of CyberPatriot teams knew just where the city is located when the Clearfield High School CyberPatriot team became the national champions for the CyberPatriot IV 2014 High School, All Service Division. 

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2 more F-35s in Pentagon's off-budget wish list

Bloomberg News
Apr 4 2014 - 12:03pm

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military has sent Congress a $36 billion wish list for equipment and operations that aren't in the Pentagon's official budget for the coming fiscal year.

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Pentagon pushes plan for new BRAC round

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 6:43pm

The Department of Defense is continuing with its push for another BRAC round.On Wednesday, John C. Conger, acting deputy undersecretary of defense for installations, told a subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington that a Base Realignment and Closure round is the best way for the DoD to keep pace with the continual slashing...

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Former Sunset officer one of 14 disciplined by POST

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 3:34pm

SUNSET -- Brian Kirby was a reliable asset for the Sunset Police Department during his time there, his former police chief told the Standard-Examiner one week after the officer was suspended for three months for a trespassing incident."He was a good officer with us," Chief Ken Eborn said.

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F-35 maintenance cost projection will be reduced

Bloomberg News
Apr 3 2014 - 3:09pm

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon will decrease its $1.1 trillion estimate for the cost of supporting Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet over a 55-year lifespan, the top U.S. weapons buyer said Thursday."It will drop to a number that's not trivial but is not as much" a reduction "as I would like," Frank Kendall, the Defense Department's undersecretary...

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Congress digs in against Pentagon plan to mothball the A-10 fighter-bomber

The Washington Post
Apr 1 2014 - 6:07pm

WASHINGTON -- Defense Department officials and Congress continue to disagree on how to save money in the fiscal 2015 defense budget.In most instances, Pentagon officials have the facts and politicians generally have concern about the effects on their constituents.

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B-17 wing panel to be enshrined at Hill

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 1 2014 - 4:11pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- This week, after a long trip around the country, an important piece of World War II history will arrive at Hill Air Force Base.On Thursday, a wing panel from an old B-17 bomber will arrive at the Hill Aerospace Museum, where it will be displayed in the museum's gallery.

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Hill AFB and Utah Guard cooperate in F-16 crash rescue drill

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 5:54pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- This weekend a "lone survivor" will be rescued in Utah's west desert, and while just a training exercise, military officials say the operation will sharpen the collaborative skills of two of the state's most important defense entities.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 10 2014 - 6:01pm


Clearfield High CyberPatriot team wins national championship

Dana Rimington, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 5 2014 - 3:43pm

CLEARFIELD -- Clearfield City may be nearly imperceptible on a national map, but last weekend, hundreds of CyberPatriot teams knew just where the city is located when the Clearfield High School CyberPatriot team became the national champions for the CyberPatriot IV 2014 High School, All Service Division. 

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 5 2014 - 3:43pm


2 more F-35s in Pentagon's off-budget wish list

Bloomberg News
Apr 4 2014 - 12:03pm

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military has sent Congress a $36 billion wish list for equipment and operations that aren't in the Pentagon's official budget for the coming fiscal year.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 4 2014 - 12:03pm


Pentagon pushes plan for new BRAC round

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 6:43pm

The Department of Defense is continuing with its push for another BRAC round.On Wednesday, John C. Conger, acting deputy undersecretary of defense for installations, told a subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington that a Base Realignment and Closure round is the best way for the DoD to keep pace with the continual slashing...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 6:44pm


Former Sunset officer one of 14 disciplined by POST

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 3:34pm

SUNSET -- Brian Kirby was a reliable asset for the Sunset Police Department during his time there, his former police chief told the Standard-Examiner one week after the officer was suspended for three months for a trespassing incident."He was a good officer with us," Chief Ken Eborn said.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 3:34pm


F-35 maintenance cost projection will be reduced

Bloomberg News
Apr 3 2014 - 3:09pm

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon will decrease its $1.1 trillion estimate for the cost of supporting Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet over a 55-year lifespan, the top U.S. weapons buyer said Thursday."It will drop to a number that's not trivial but is not as much" a reduction "as I would like," Frank Kendall, the Defense Department's undersecretary...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 3:14pm


Congress digs in against Pentagon plan to mothball the A-10 fighter-bomber

The Washington Post
Apr 1 2014 - 6:07pm

WASHINGTON -- Defense Department officials and Congress continue to disagree on how to save money in the fiscal 2015 defense budget.In most instances, Pentagon officials have the facts and politicians generally have concern about the effects on their constituents.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 1 2014 - 6:07pm


B-17 wing panel to be enshrined at Hill

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 1 2014 - 4:11pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- This week, after a long trip around the country, an important piece of World War II history will arrive at Hill Air Force Base.On Thursday, a wing panel from an old B-17 bomber will arrive at the Hill Aerospace Museum, where it will be displayed in the museum's gallery.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 4 2014 - 1:12pm

VIDEO: Pending commissary cuts trouble Hill airmen and retirees

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 21 2014 - 5:36pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- It's a good news, bad news scenario: while it appears military commissaries aren't going anywhere, the money used to run them is being slashed and customers will have to make up some of the difference.Late last year, news reports circulated indicating the Department of Defense was planning to close commissaries across the...

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VIDEO: Hill event caters to service families with special needs

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 21 2014 - 3:14pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Moving across the country or even across the world can be hard for any service member, but for military families with special needs, relocating presents an entirely new and unique set of challenges.This week, Hill Air Force Base hosted its annual Special Needs Summit -- a one-stop shop for active duty military members and...

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VIDEO: Hill notches milestone in F-35 fighter maintenance

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 4 2014 - 6:35pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- This week is an important one for Hill Air Force Base, as crews put the finishing touches on a milestone that represents the future of the base and the beginning of what officials hope is many years of installation-sustaining work. Maintainers from Hill's 309th Maintenance Wing wrapped up work this week on the first F-...

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VIDEO: Firefighters race to the top against lung disease

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 22 2014 - 4:25pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- In less than 2 minutes, Hill Air Force Base firefighter Sergio Alarcon raced up from the first floor of the Zions Bank Building to the 18th floor.Alarcon, dressed in full fire turnout gear with an air pack, was among 250 participants in the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb. The Clinton man finished, while listening...

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VIDEO: Men's salon near Hill: Flat-tops, crew cuts and the high-and-tight

Jesus Lopez Jr., Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 12 2014 - 5:36pm

CLINTON -- SportsCenter flashes highlights on the big screen as customers wait in orange stadium seats.Nearby, a hair dryer whirls and clippers buzz as stylists work on customers at Sport Clips Haircuts at 1912 W. 1800 North in Clinton on Friday, a week after the hair salon opened its doors. 

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VIDEO: Goliath vs. Mom & Pop: Hill hits small Layton car lot with trespass letter

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 8 2014 - 5:44pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Hill Air Force Base's insistence on playing hardball over what is known as an "airfield clear zone" has the future of one Layton small business in jeopardy.The owners of Top Line Auto Sales in Layton could ultimately lose a huge chunk of their parking space, the ability to display their merchandise properly, as well as...

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VIDEO: Suicide prevention attendees in Ogden learn tips to save lives

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 3 2014 - 8:46am

OGDEN -- Jeremy Stokes came so close to dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in February 2004. "I have my ups and downs but whenever I start feeling like I can't live anymore, I put my tools into action and I remember 1-2-3," Stokes said as he addressed an audience of about 150 people attending a suicide prevention town hall meeting at...

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VIDEO: Hill F-16s flying crisis simulations in South Korea

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 1 2014 - 5:11pm

OSAN AIR FORCE BASE, South Korea - In early January, nearly 300 airmen and 12 F-16s from Hill Air Force Base left the friendly confines of Utah for one of the most unstable regions in the world -- and after a month in Korea, the group has already become a stabilizing force.Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing and the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter...

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GALLERY: The 729th Air Control Squadron exercise a wartime mission Thursday

"Insurgent" Tech Sgt. Kenneth Willingham approaches a mobile communications base Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2013, during a training exercise on Hill Air Force Base. ((DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 24 2013 - 5:11pm

On Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, members of the 729th Air Control Squadron exercised a wartime mission on Hill Air Force Base. They provided communications and controlled airspace in a simulated bare base, hostile environment on the northern edge of the base. Lt. Col. Darin Humiston, 729th ACS commander said they had 75 airmen participating in the exercise.

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VIDEO: Pending commissary cuts trouble Hill airmen and retirees

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 21 2014 - 5:36pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- It's a good news, bad news scenario: while it appears military commissaries aren't going anywhere, the money used to run them is being slashed and customers will have to make up some of the difference.Late last year, news reports circulated indicating the Department of Defense was planning to close commissaries across the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 24 2014 - 9:55am


VIDEO: Hill event caters to service families with special needs

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 21 2014 - 3:14pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Moving across the country or even across the world can be hard for any service member, but for military families with special needs, relocating presents an entirely new and unique set of challenges.This week, Hill Air Force Base hosted its annual Special Needs Summit -- a one-stop shop for active duty military members and...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 21 2014 - 5:39pm


VIDEO: Hill notches milestone in F-35 fighter maintenance

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 4 2014 - 6:35pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- This week is an important one for Hill Air Force Base, as crews put the finishing touches on a milestone that represents the future of the base and the beginning of what officials hope is many years of installation-sustaining work. Maintainers from Hill's 309th Maintenance Wing wrapped up work this week on the first F-...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 4 2014 - 7:35pm


VIDEO: Firefighters race to the top against lung disease

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 22 2014 - 4:25pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- In less than 2 minutes, Hill Air Force Base firefighter Sergio Alarcon raced up from the first floor of the Zions Bank Building to the 18th floor.Alarcon, dressed in full fire turnout gear with an air pack, was among 250 participants in the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb. The Clinton man finished, while listening...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 24 2014 - 6:41am


VIDEO: Men's salon near Hill: Flat-tops, crew cuts and the high-and-tight

Jesus Lopez Jr., Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 12 2014 - 5:36pm

CLINTON -- SportsCenter flashes highlights on the big screen as customers wait in orange stadium seats.Nearby, a hair dryer whirls and clippers buzz as stylists work on customers at Sport Clips Haircuts at 1912 W. 1800 North in Clinton on Friday, a week after the hair salon opened its doors. 

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 12 2014 - 7:29pm


VIDEO: Goliath vs. Mom & Pop: Hill hits small Layton car lot with trespass letter

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 8 2014 - 5:44pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Hill Air Force Base's insistence on playing hardball over what is known as an "airfield clear zone" has the future of one Layton small business in jeopardy.The owners of Top Line Auto Sales in Layton could ultimately lose a huge chunk of their parking space, the ability to display their merchandise properly, as well as...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 9 2014 - 6:53pm


VIDEO: Suicide prevention attendees in Ogden learn tips to save lives

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 3 2014 - 8:46am

OGDEN -- Jeremy Stokes came so close to dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in February 2004. "I have my ups and downs but whenever I start feeling like I can't live anymore, I put my tools into action and I remember 1-2-3," Stokes said as he addressed an audience of about 150 people attending a suicide prevention town hall meeting at...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 3 2014 - 9:10am


VIDEO: Hill F-16s flying crisis simulations in South Korea

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 1 2014 - 5:11pm

OSAN AIR FORCE BASE, South Korea - In early January, nearly 300 airmen and 12 F-16s from Hill Air Force Base left the friendly confines of Utah for one of the most unstable regions in the world -- and after a month in Korea, the group has already become a stabilizing force.Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing and the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter...

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