• May is Mental Health Month

    926th Family –  May is recognized as Mental Health month.  This month you will be seeing from me some information about the importance of taking care of your mental health.  Think about it. Would you continue to walk around on a sprained ankle? You could, but eventually you would be in extreme pain, possible even with a torn muscle.   So just like
  • F-35 combat exercise pushes limits

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Pilots and maintainers from the 419th Fighter Wing participated in an intense F-35 combat capability exercise here April 30-May 2.Aircraft launched on a significantly compressed schedule to simulate rapid combat operations and airfield defense just as it would play out in a real-world environment.During the exercise,
  • Scobee Focuses on Retaining Airmen at Caucus Breakfast

    The House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus hosted a breakfast with National Guard and Reserve service chiefs on Capitol Hill, April 30. Senior leaders from each component discussed their top issues and emphasized the need for predictable and stable budgets. In addition, Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Chief of the Air Force Reserve and Air Force Reserve Command commander, spoke on the importance of retaining Airmen in today’s Air Force Reserve.
  • Reserve Citizen Airman key player in saving space station from satellite explosion

    When a missile launched by India destroyed a low orbit Indian satellite during a test last month, it sent more than 400 pieces of debris spiraling toward the International Space Station and astronauts on board.
  • 926th maintainer named Crew Chief of the Year

    Master Sgt. Dustin Watson, 926th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, was awarded the Thomas N. Barnes Award for Air Force Reserve Command  April 18, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.The award is given annually to the most outstanding crew chief in the command.The Pittsburgh native joined the Air Force in 1993 and served on active
  • U.S. Air Force Reserve commander born at sea after parents fled Vietnam pays it forward through service

    U.S. Air Force Reserve commander born at sea after parents fled Vietnam pays it forward by serving
  • F-35As deployed from Hill conduct first combat strike

    Two F-35As deployed to the Middle East from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings conducted an air strike at Wadi Ashai, Iraq, in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve on April 30.This strike marked the F-35A Lightning II's first combat mission.The F-35As conducted the airstrike using a Joint Direct
  • Changing Perceptions

    In 2018, a young boy picked up his video game controller in his house as he has done many times. He turned on Fortnite and selected his go-to character to battle with – a female skin.The other kids on the game began teasing him about his character choice.His reply? “I just like that skin. My mom is a fighter pilot and girls can pretty much do
  • Hill reservists bring healing to Moroccan villages

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Ten reservists from the 419th Medical Squadron recently returned from a two-week humanitarian mission to Tata, Morocco, as part of an exercise known as African Lion.The reservists teamed with medical personnel from the Utah National Guard and military doctors from Morocco and Tunisia for the annual exercise, which aims