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Boy Scouts get up-close with 419th

(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Michael McCool)

(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Michael McCool)

A group of Boy Scouts from troop 1398 in Sandy, Utah, gather on the runway outside the air control tower at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to watch F-16 and F-35 fighter aircraft taking off. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Michael McCool)

A group of Boy Scouts from troop 1398 in Sandy, Utah, gather on the runway outside the air control tower at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to watch F-16 and F-35 fighter aircraft taking off. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Michael McCool)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Brady (left) and Dawson from Boy Scout troop 1398 in Sandy, Utah, have some fun during a visit to Hill Air Force Base Nov. 5. The scouts visited the 419th Fighter Wing for an overview of the wing's mission and weekend training operations, which included a trip to the base control tower to watch F-16 and F-35 aircraft taking off. The 419th FW is Utah's only Air Force Reserve unit made up of 1,200 Citizen Airmen who serve one weekend each month and two weeks per year in an effort to maintain their wartime readiness.