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Space vehicle tests prepare for landing of Mars rock samples in Utah

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — NASA engineers are testing a landing system that will bring Mars rock samples to Earth, dropping them on the Utah Test and Training Range. A series of Mars Sample Return Earth Entry System drop tests conducted March 1-3 at the UTTR were a success, according to a NASA ...

Remains of man missing since Korean War to be laid to rest in Ogden

OGDEN — “My mom had so much faith that they were going to bring David home one day,” Kevin Jordan said of his uncle, who was declared missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950. According to U.S. Army records, Cpl. David Milano never returned with his unit after retreating during battle at Chosin ...

Northern Utahns eager for creation of new veterans cemetery

OGDEN — Northern Utah veterans will soon have the option to have their final resting place closer to home. A state-run veterans cemetery is planned to start taking shape in the next two to three years, according to Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs Executive Director Gary ...

Hill AFB conducting night-flying operations through April 11

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Night-flying operations out of Hill Air Force Base have commenced and are to last through April 11. "During this period, flying is scheduled to be completed by approximately 10:30 p.m., but days and times may vary based on a number of factors including weather, airspace ...

Northern Utah Red Cross chapter now providing in-person services at Hill AFB

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The American Red Cross of Utah recently opened a permanent fixture on Hill Force Base, its first service desk on Northern Utah’s base community. Active-duty military, reservists, veterans and their families now have in-person access to Red Cross Service to the Armed ...

Golden Veterans group seeking new recruits to keep membership alive

OGDEN — Golden Hours Senior Center, home to the Golden Veterans group, is actively seeking more members. Steve Ross, the group’s only Gulf War veteran, said he wants to build up membership so more veterans can experience the support and camaraderie that he does. Golden Veterans meet every ...

Hill AFB F-35s aiding in Eastern Europe return to air base in Germany

SPANGDAHEM AIR BASE, Germany — The Hill Air Force Base F-35 fighters deployed last week in the Baltic Sea and Black Sea regions to bolster NATO defense efforts in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine have returned to Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany. The U.S. Air Force deployed six Hill AFB ...

Hill AFB fighters deployed in Eastern Europe as Ukraine situation simmers

Six Hill Air Force Base fighters have deployed to the Baltic Sea and Black Sea regions of Eastern Europe to aid in NATO defense efforts as the Russian invasion of Ukraine unfolds. “We are facing a dynamic environment, and the deployment of F-35s to NATO’s eastern flank enhances our ...