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  • Hill fighter wings receive final F-35A Lightning II

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hill’s fighter wings received their final F-35A Lightning II Dec. 17. The delivery brings the total number of aircraft at Hill to 78.“This is a great milestone,” said Col. Steven Behmer, 388th Fighter Wing commander. “It marks the end of the beginning for us. Since receiving our first aircraft, our Airmen, alongside the
  • Santa zooms to Hill AFB for early Christmas

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Santa took a break from his busy schedule to visit the 419th Fighter Wing for an early holiday surprise. When the jolly old elf stopped by Hangar 37 for the wing’s annual Christmas party, he arrived in style, flying an F-35 Lightning II in lieu of his traditional sleigh.Santa greeted children, passed out presents, and
  • 2020 Air Force Marathon registration opens Jan. 1 with New Year’s resolution special

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – If you plan to ring in the new year with resolutions of becoming a healthier you, what a better way to stick to that commitment than to sign up for the 24th Annual Air Force Marathon. Registration opens at midnight Jan. 1 offering the lowest prices of the year with a New Year’s Resolution special.“Last year
  • Maintainers ensure F-35A stays safe, stealthy

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – If every other system on a fighter aircraft fails, there’s one that has to work. The ejection system.No one likes talking about it, but it’s a fact of aviation, and the Airmen responsible for maintaining that system on the F-35A Lightning II take their jobs very seriously.Maintainers are notorious for paying “close
  • 414th Fighter Group trains at the liberty wing

    U.S. Air Force Reserve Airmen assigned to the 414th Fighter Group at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., participated in their annual training Nov. 9 – 23, 2019 here.
  • MacDill supports joint force exercise

    For around a week, the skies over MacDill Air Force Base, Florida buzzed with the sounds of HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters, as the base hosted a Joint Force deployment readiness exercise.
  • Taylor made for this

    Maj. Samuel Taylor, 919th Security Forces Squadron commander, is the recipient of the Lt. Joseph D. Helton leadership award. Taylor earned the honor for exemplary leadership at the security forces technical school. The award was named after Joseph Helton, a security forces member from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., who was killed after he volunteered to extend his deployment in 2009. Helton raised his hand because his deployed unit needed help after he was scheduled to return home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dylan Gentile).
  • Two A-10 pilots receive Distinguished Flying Cross for strikes on Taliban

    Only seven medals carry more significance than the Distinguished Flying Cross, and, of those, only three are given for combat excellence. One of those three is the Congressional Medal of Honor. In simpler terms--it’s a rare medal.
  • 343rd Bomb Squadron pulls off a trifecta at Global Strike Competition

    Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 343rd Bomb Squadron took three of four bomber awards during this year's Global Strike Competition.
  • Share your truth: It will be okay

    “I’m going to die.”Was the repeat thought in the mind of Master Sgt. Randi Ross, 926th Wing yellow ribbon program coordinator, as she sat on the phone with her doctor days before Christmas in 2016. She listened in disbelief as her doctor told her she had ductal carcinoma in situ.“I knew what it meant, breast cancer, but I just kept saying you must
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