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Air Force plan to get rid of A-10s runs into opposition

Christian Davenport, The Washington Post
Apr 11 2014 - 2:46pm

WASHINGTON -- It's often called the military's ugliest aircraft, a snub-nosed tank of an airplane that's nicknamed "Warthog" for its appearance and ferocity. The A-10 Thunderbolt has been the Air Force's equivalent of an in-the-trenches grunt for almost 40 years: heavily armed and armored, designed to fly low and take out the enemy at close range.

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Air Force extends early retirement option to meet sequestration cuts

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 7 2014 - 3:31pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Airmen who missed out on retirement after the deadline passed for one of the Air Force's voluntary separation programs, now have another crack at riding off into the sunset early.

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Air Force relieves nine of duty in nuclear missile scandal

Ernesto Londono, The Washington Post
Mar 31 2014 - 1:02pm

WASHINGTON -- The Air Force announced Thursday that it has relieved nine mid-level commanders assigned to safeguard the nation's nuclear arsenal following a wide-ranging probe into a test-cheating scandal that implicated scores of airmen.

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The odd job of cleaning up Utah's bombing range

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 27 2014 - 6:12pm

GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT -- Help tidy up a bombing range? The Utah Test and Training Range has some openings on its Restoration Advisory Board that lends citizen input on the ongoing environmental cleanup at the 700,000-acre facility in the west desert.

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Dangerous pay being cut for some military deployments

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 24 2014 - 3:41pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- The list of dangerous places in the world will soon become considerably smaller -- at least according to the Department of Defense.The military announced earlier this month that it is planning to scale back bonus pay for service members who deploy to dangerous parts of the world.

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Air Force Academy investigates possible cheating

The Associated Press
Mar 4 2014 - 9:02am

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy is investigating whether 40 freshman cadets cheated in a chemistry class.

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Proposed Air Force cuts would hit Hill AFB hard

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 25 2014 - 8:45am

A huge chunk of work at Hill Air Force Base may be in jeopardy if Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's proposed five-year Pentagon budget becomes a reality.

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Proposed Air Force bomber training complex over Wyo., Mont. concerns ranchers

The Billings Gazette, Tom Lutey
Feb 21 2014 - 10:38am

The Air Force is pushing ahead with controversial plans for a bomber training complex that would include area over portions of northeast Wyoming.

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Air Force plan to get rid of A-10s runs into opposition

Christian Davenport, The Washington Post
Apr 11 2014 - 2:46pm

WASHINGTON -- It's often called the military's ugliest aircraft, a snub-nosed tank of an airplane that's nicknamed "Warthog" for its appearance and ferocity. The A-10 Thunderbolt has been the Air Force's equivalent of an in-the-trenches grunt for almost 40 years: heavily armed and armored, designed to fly low and take out the enemy at close range.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 5:01pm


Air Force extends early retirement option to meet sequestration cuts

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 7 2014 - 3:31pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Airmen who missed out on retirement after the deadline passed for one of the Air Force's voluntary separation programs, now have another crack at riding off into the sunset early.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 7 2014 - 3:31pm


Air Force relieves nine of duty in nuclear missile scandal

Ernesto Londono, The Washington Post
Mar 31 2014 - 1:02pm

WASHINGTON -- The Air Force announced Thursday that it has relieved nine mid-level commanders assigned to safeguard the nation's nuclear arsenal following a wide-ranging probe into a test-cheating scandal that implicated scores of airmen.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 31 2014 - 1:02pm


The odd job of cleaning up Utah's bombing range

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 27 2014 - 6:12pm

GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT -- Help tidy up a bombing range? The Utah Test and Training Range has some openings on its Restoration Advisory Board that lends citizen input on the ongoing environmental cleanup at the 700,000-acre facility in the west desert.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 28 2014 - 5:51am


Dangerous pay being cut for some military deployments

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 24 2014 - 3:41pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- The list of dangerous places in the world will soon become considerably smaller -- at least according to the Department of Defense.The military announced earlier this month that it is planning to scale back bonus pay for service members who deploy to dangerous parts of the world.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 24 2014 - 5:06pm

VIDEO: VIDEO: 421st Fighter Squad arrives in Korea

Contributed
Jan 29 2014 - 5:50pm

Airmen from the 388th Fighter Squadron and the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Squadron recently deployed to the Republic of Korea for several months. Pilots, maintainers and operations airmen flew from Hill Air force Base, Utah to Osan, South Korea. After the theater security package arrival at Osan AB, flightline airmen taxi each F-16 aircraft...

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They're the BOMBers: WWII history on display in Ogden

(NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner) A racy emblem adorns a B-17 bomber at Ogden-Hinckley Airport on Monday.

Mitch Shaw
Sep 19 2011 - 11:19pm

OGDEN -- Phil Cordova has spent his entire life around planes, but even he was struck by the history of the two on display in Ogden. On Monday, two restored World War II bombers, the B-17 Flying Fortress "Sentimental Journey" and B-25 Mitchell "Maid in the Shade," flew into Ogden-Hinckley Airport and will remain on display from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m....

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Sick children get private air show at Hill

(ANTHONY SOUFFLE/Standard-Examiner) Capt. John “Tuff” Loveman, an F-16 pilot, smiles as Jonah “Puma” Gomez examines an photograph autographed by other F-16 pilots during the Pilot For A Day program Tuesday at Hill Air Force Base.

Mitch Shaw
Sep 6 2011 - 10:49pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Aumberlee Davis has spent much of the past year and a half of her life dealing with things most kids her age can't imagine.The 9-year-old Layton resident and Heritage Elementary School fourth-grader was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2010.Since her diagnosis she's gone to countless doctor appointments, seen the inside...

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Hup, two, choo-choo: Hill the DoD's only rail repair facility

(KERA WILLIAMS/Standard-Examiner) At the U.S. Army Defense Generator and Rail Center at Hill Air Force Base recently, Cody Allen uncovers an engine that will go in an Army locomotive.

Mitch Shaw
Jul 2 2011 - 10:08pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Hill Air Force Base is known for its cutting-edge work on high-flying jets, but on the west side of the base, work is being done every day on something a little closer to the ground.The U.S. Army Defense Generator and Rail Center at Hill performs complete modification, repair and overhaul on locomotives used by the...

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VIDEO: VIDEO: 421st Fighter Squad arrives in Korea

Contributed
Jan 29 2014 - 5:50pm

Airmen from the 388th Fighter Squadron and the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Squadron recently deployed to the Republic of Korea for several months. Pilots, maintainers and operations airmen flew from Hill Air force Base, Utah to Osan, South Korea. After the theater security package arrival at Osan AB, flightline airmen taxi each F-16 aircraft...

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GALLERY: Ogden Veterans Day Parade 2011

Veterans Day Parade in downtown Ogden Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. (Erin Hooley/Standard-Examiner)

Erin Hooley, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 12 2011 - 3:11pm

Veterans Day Parade in downtown Ogden Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. (Erin Hooley/Standard-Examiner)

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They're the BOMBers: WWII history on display in Ogden

(NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner) A racy emblem adorns a B-17 bomber at Ogden-Hinckley Airport on Monday.

Mitch Shaw
Sep 19 2011 - 11:19pm

OGDEN -- Phil Cordova has spent his entire life around planes, but even he was struck by the history of the two on display in Ogden. On Monday, two restored World War II bombers, the B-17 Flying Fortress "Sentimental Journey" and B-25 Mitchell "Maid in the Shade," flew into Ogden-Hinckley Airport and will remain on display from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m....

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Sep 19 2011 - 11:26pm


Sick children get private air show at Hill

(ANTHONY SOUFFLE/Standard-Examiner) Capt. John “Tuff” Loveman, an F-16 pilot, smiles as Jonah “Puma” Gomez examines an photograph autographed by other F-16 pilots during the Pilot For A Day program Tuesday at Hill Air Force Base.

Mitch Shaw
Sep 6 2011 - 10:49pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Aumberlee Davis has spent much of the past year and a half of her life dealing with things most kids her age can't imagine.The 9-year-old Layton resident and Heritage Elementary School fourth-grader was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2010.Since her diagnosis she's gone to countless doctor appointments, seen the inside...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Sep 7 2011 - 6:27pm


Hup, two, choo-choo: Hill the DoD's only rail repair facility

(KERA WILLIAMS/Standard-Examiner) At the U.S. Army Defense Generator and Rail Center at Hill Air Force Base recently, Cody Allen uncovers an engine that will go in an Army locomotive.

Mitch Shaw
Jul 2 2011 - 10:08pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Hill Air Force Base is known for its cutting-edge work on high-flying jets, but on the west side of the base, work is being done every day on something a little closer to the ground.The U.S. Army Defense Generator and Rail Center at Hill performs complete modification, repair and overhaul on locomotives used by the...

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