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Hill Air Force Base welcomes new top commander

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — There’s a new sheriff in town.Or, more accurately, a new commander.Last week, Hill Air Force Base welcomed a new top leader when Col. Jenise Carroll took command of the 75th Air Base Wing. Carroll follows Col. Jon Eberlan, who is set to take on a position in the ...

Veterans’ love of American flag makes their home a South Ogden landmark

SOUTH OGDEN — Richard Goff’s growing collection of flags is a marvel to his neighbors, and the Navy veteran says it’s a hobby he’s happy to keep building upon.He and his wife, Christine, a former Army medic, on Tuesday showed a visitor their latest acquisition, a U.S. Space Force ...

Recently retired 388th Fighter Wing leader reflects on his airmen, family

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — It’s safe to say Michael Ebner has had a rather prestigious career as a fighter pilot.The now-retired Air Force colonel was commissioned as an officer in 1997, after graduating from the Air Force Reserve Officers Training program at Marquette University in Wisconsin.He ...

George Ford second Ogden WWII vet, centenarian to die this month

OGDEN — Those who knew George Ford say letting up wasn’t in his DNA.Ford, a lifelong Ogden resident and decorated World War II combat veteran, died July 8. He was 102.According his obituary, Ford was born in Ogden on Nov. 3, 1917, the son of James Albert Ford and Ida May Burton. He was the ...

Air Force’s F-35 demo team back at it, can be seen in Northern Utah skies

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — After an unexpected layoff to start its tenure at Hill Air Force Base, the Air Force's F-35 demo team has resumed its 2020 show schedule.And while the 2020 air show at Hill remains canceled and won't return until 2022, aviation enthusiasts will still be able to see the ...

‘Survivor’ and World War II veteran Jim Favero dies at 103

OGDEN — Giacomo “Jim” Favero’s son and daughter say it’s impossible to encapsulate their father’s life with words alone.But when talking about the Ogden World War II veteran, the brother and sister pair often use one noun in particular: “survivor.”Favero died July 3 and, fitting ...