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2 Hilltop Times July NEWS 26, 1991 H Continued from Pag 1 is evaluating the extent of these cracks and programming for their repair in conjunction with other modifications mid-1990s- scheduled for the ." The final cost of that program is unknown at this time, Austin said. "The amount of that workload to be done at depot or base level has not been determined," he said. "Right now we don't know how Hill will be af- fected." One thing Austin stressed is that the Air Force has never grounded the because it was unsafe to fly as a result of structural cracks. To date, there have been no accidents related to these cracks, according to Air Force F-1- 6 ,WSW'-- ,x v officials. O "0 4 "Aircraft can and do routinely fly with cracks," Austin said. "Most of these cannot even be seen by the naked eye and do not make the aircraft unsafe to fly." Austin said the 6 has one of, if not the highest, sustained mission capability rate of any fighter aircraft. "Our emphasis is and will continue to be on preventative maintenance to he said. ensure a long life for the F-1- In An U S Air Force Photo flight F-1- 6 Fighting Falcon takes off from the Hill AFB flight line. Continued from Page 2 for the Air Force Reserve inspector general, did not accept the praise all for himself. "I've received a lot of credit for things that have been done," he said in his farewell remarks, "but you folks are the ones who did it. I thank you for that." As far as Desert Storm and Desert Shield goes, Rahter said he wears his uniform because "I believe in a strong military that prevents war. "But when the times comes, you have to be ready to go to war and we were ready and we went you went, both military and civilian." The colonel said he's been asked what one thing F-16- ," he has been most proud of over the last few years. The Desert Shield-Deser- t Storm effort was it. "I could go to sleep at night knowing that the folks who left here left properly equipped to do their job and were properly trained. I thank you." Colonel Emory echoed that sentiment. "In the past year, the Hill work force set a reputation that has spread throughout the Air Force and throughout the country," he said. "You have demonstrated your commitment to the will of this nation to deter aggression and, if necessary, to fight to protect the vital interests of our nation, our people, our Sergeant begins serving cry that evening and Marrero said he wanted to "give him something to cry by SSgt. Barbara Fisher Hilltop Times staff A 388th Component Repair Squad- ron sergeant has begun serving a four-yea- r jail sentence at Hill AFB after pleading guilty to maiming and asson. saulting his 11 week-old Sgt. Angel E. Marrero Jr., a precision measurement equipment apprentice, also received a reduction in grade to E-- l and a bad conduct discharge following his general court-martiJuly -- al 16-1- 7. about." In addition, he admitted he also injured his son on an earlier occasion when he "picked the baby up by his ankles and swung him, dropping him to his back so that his head struck a surface." Medical testimony at the trial indicated that the baby suffered a detached retina and hemorrhages of the brain and eyes because of the two events. Injuries of this type result "when a baby has been violently shaken," said Capt. Hunt Garner, the assistant prosecutor for the trial. Early in the trial, Marrero admitted he injured his son, Angel E. Marrero III, by shaking him the evening of Jan. 6 because Marrero was angry and frustrated. The child, who was born The child now experiences seizures, eight weeks premature, was about to has impaired vision and could suffer Davis School District meals offers reduced-pric- e The Davis School District policy for free e reduced-pricmeals at school has been released. and 1991-9- 2 mc friends and our allies. We're here to join that team. "It's a thrill to be a commander of the 2849th Group and to lead this team of fine professional people." Emory said in an interview following the ceremony that one of the greatest challenges he faces in his new position will be to keep up Hill facilities with a diminishing defense budget. "We will have to make some smart decisions on the facilities," he said. "There aren't as many dollars available, so we'll have to take better care of equipment and make it last longer." jail term four-yea- r from some type of mental impairment in the future because of the injuries, three medical doctors testified. "The doctors basically agreed that it would be difficult to believe that this child will come out of this without some type of mental impairment," Garner said. both asked that he not be fined so that his pay could help with the medical expenses of his son. Through June 18, CHAMPUS had already paid $24,729.99 in medical bills for the After pleading guilty, Marrero asked that a panel be selected to de- cide his sentence. Seven officers, ranging in rank from captain to colonel, were selected to hear testimony both for and against various sentences. For his guilty pleas, the could have received 10 years' confinement, a dishonorable discharge, reduction to E-- l and total forfeitures of all pay and allowances. The prosecution and the defense Eligibility requirements include household size and income. Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. School officials will determine eligibility. Information provided on applications is confidential. Applications may be submitted any time during ld child. Marrero, who has been in the Air Force a little more than 5V4 years and stationed at Hill one year, will remain in the base's jail while his sentence is reviewed by the court's convening authority, Maj. Gen. Dale W. Thompson Jr. Thompson can decrease but not increase the sentence. Marrero's case will automatically be appealed to the Air Force Court of Military Appeals. The sergeant will be transferred later to a federal confinement facility to serve the remainder of his sentence. the school year. If a parent becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the family should contact the school. Parents may appeal a ruling on eligibility. Each school office in the Davis School District has a copy of the policy. Any interested party can review it simply by going to the office. 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Editorial content is editedprepared and provided by the Ogden Air Logistics Center Public Affairs Office staff. Bldg. 1102. Room 118, Ext. 77321. Hill AFS Editorial Staff: Jr Commandtr, Maj. Gen. Dale W. Thompson Maj. Wade J. Habshty Marilu A. Trainor Gary Hatch SSgt. Barbara Fisher Frances Kosakowsky Donna Davis OO-AL- C Director, Public Affairs Chief, Internal Information Editor Assistant editor Staff writer Contributing writer Deadlines: Editorial and "around the hill" items, noon Thursday, week before publication; sports articles, noon Monday, week of publication; classified ads, 2 p.m. Wednesday, week of publication. For more information, call the editors, Exts. 7732177322.