• Video: Reservists test deployment readiness at Sentry Savannah

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The 419th Fighter Wing tested its ability to deploy a small contingent of reservists and limited number of F-35A Lightning II aircraft to a forward operating base during a long-planned exercise that took them from Hill Air Force Base, Utah to Savannah, Georgia May 2-13. Watch the

  • Video: 419th validates ACE concepts at Sentry Savannah

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, participate in Sentry Savannah, the Air National Guard’s largest fourth- and fifth-generation fighter aircraft exercise that began May 2.Watch the video The exercise is held annually at the Air Dominance Center,

  • U.S. F-35s forward deploy to NATO’s eastern flank

    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --  Six F-35A aircraft from Hill Air Force Base's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing currently operating out of Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, forward deployed Feb. 24 to the Baltic Sea and Black Sea regions in support of NATO’s collective

  • Hill reservists, active duty team up for F-35 deployment to Germany

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Air Force Reserve pilots, maintainers, and support personnel from the 419th Fighter Wing joined their active-duty counterparts in the 388th Fighter Wing in deploying the F-35A Lightning II to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.The jets arrived at Spangdahlem today to bolster

  • Hill fighter wings to perform F-35 flyover at Weber State Saturday

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Two F-35A Lightning IIs, flown by pilots from the active duty 388th and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wings here, will perform a flyover of Weber State University’s Stewart Stadium Saturday at 1 p.m.The flyover will take place prior to kickoff of the Wildcats’ last

  • In History: 419th becomes first Reserve unit to fly F-35A

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – In more recent history, this week marks five years since the Air Force ushered in a new era of combat air power, when Hill AFB received the first two operational F-35As on Sept. 2, 2015.Hill's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing were the first

  • 419th Fighter Wing hosts F-35 virtual field trip

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – With closures at schools across the nation due to COVID-19, the 419th Fighter Wing invited students to use their computers or cellphones to “visit” here for a virtual field trip today to see the Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-35 Lightning II.Col. Brian Silkey, the

  • AFRC commander visits wing, celebrates F-35 success

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of the Air Force Reserve, paid a visit to the 419th Fighter Wing to help commemorate a key milestone in F-35A Lightning II operations here.Scobee joined Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat