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Attorney expects a trial for man suspected in insider attack

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — U.S. Air Force Col. Brian Thompson ended the hearing for explosives expert Tech. Sgt. David D. Dezwaan Jr. on Tuesday stating a determination in the case would be made no later than next week. Dezwaan is charged with multiple crimes in a suspected insider attack earlier ...

Hill AFB testing change to centralize violence, abuse services

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Forty thousand instances of domestic abuse occurred across all branches of military service between 2015 and 2019, according to a Government Accountability Office study drawing the attention of members of Congress last year. In an attempt to combat domestic abuse and ...

Weber County Commission seeking Korean War-era veterans for honorary reception

WEBER COUNTY — Veterans of the Korean War era are being called on to contact the Weber County Commission Office by Oct. 15 to be recognized during a special presentation in November. While specific details surrounding the event are not yet known, the commission is looking to identify Weber ...

Ejection seat issue grounds Air Force’s F-35 jets

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force has grounded its F-35 fighter jets for an inspection of an issue with ejection seat firing mechanisms. The Air Combat Command, based at Langley, Virginia, said Friday that it began last week a program to inspect all pilot ejection seat firing cartridges ...

Family of deceased North Ogden mayor get keys to new home

NORTH OGDEN — Jennie Taylor, widow of fallen U.S. Army Major Brent Taylor, and her children accepted keys to their new home on Thursday during a Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors Have a Heart Home key ceremony with the help of Nilson Homes, the Northern Wasatch Home Builders ...

Tribes, Air Force eye protection of sacred sites during ICBM project

The Air Force’s massive project to replace its 50-year-old Minuteman III nuclear missile system has triggered a review of how hundreds of prehistoric archaeological sites on the Utah Test and Training Range will be protected during the work. The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation, ...

Air Force gauges new ICBM force’s environmental impacts

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force has issued a draft environmental impact statement for its new ground-based intercontinental ballistic missile system, detailing potential effects of the system intended to replace the decades-old Minuteman III ICBM force. Hill Air Force Base will play an ...

‘All wars’ memorial unveiled outside Ogden veterans home

OGDEN — The George E. Whalen Veterans Home is now the official site of the only “all wars” veteran memorial in Weber County. Jennie Taylor from the Major Brent Taylor Foundation and 1st Congressional District Rep. Blake Moore were among those who spoke during a dedication ceremony on ...

Long-awaited Warriors Over the Wasatch air show to blast off once more

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — More than half a million people are expected to attend the 2022 Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show this weekend. Hill Air Force Base will open to the public at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with free admission to the show. The extensive aerial show is making a ...