Annual Defense Spending Bill Passed

A newly passed defense spending bill is expected to strengthen Hill Air Force Base. Representative Rob Bishop says that the funding levels in H.R. 2810 are a vast improvement over recent years and will help address shortfalls that plagued the military under the Obama Administration. “Language contained in the bill also means Utah and Hill Air Force Base will continue in its critical role as a player in our national defense,” shares Bishop. “Full funding for the F-35 program and various construction projects at Hill secures the Base as the home of 5th generation fighters for a long time to come.” Bishop also says this directly enhances operations at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex and will also provide for construction of new facilities at Hill Air Force Base. 

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.