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  • 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 regular season football game, versus the Idaho State
  • 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 combat-coded units to fly and maintain the Air
  • 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 wing’s vice commander and longtime fighter pilot,
  • 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 Command, during a ceremony Feb. 20 that marked the 388th
  • Hill F-35 wings reach full warfighting capability

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hill’s fighter wings have reached full warfighting capability, known as FWC, for the F-35A.The new designation occurred after a culmination of several events: receipt of the 78th and final F-35A aircraft in the fleet, amassing the full complement of necessary support equipment, and reaching a cadre of fully trained
  • Hill's fighter wings conduct F-35A combat power exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th FW conducted a combat power exercise here Jan. 6, launching 52 F-35A Lightning IIs in rapid succession.The fighter wings are home to 78 aircraft. As the Air Force’s only combat-capable F-35A units, the wings must be prepared to launch any number of aircraft to support
  • F-35s arrive in Lithuania as Operation Rapid Forge continues

    F-35A Lightning II fighter jets from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings arrived at Siauilai Air Base, Lithuania, today as part of Operation Rapid Forge, along with F-15E Strike Eagles and C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. Rapid Forge is a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-sponsored training event designed to enhance interoperability with NATO allies and
  • Air Force’s fiscal 2020 budget focuses on modernization, readiness, confronting global threats

    The Air Force’s budget would rise to $165 billion in fiscal year 2020 under the White House spending plan unveiled March 12, a $10 billion increase that allows the service to grow, modernize and effectively adapt to an array of changing global threats.
  • Air Force’s fiscal 2020 budget focuses on modernization, readiness, confronting global threats

    The Air Force’s budget would rise to $165 billion in fiscal year 2020 under the White House spending plan unveiled March 12, a $10 billion increase that allows the service to grow, modernize and effectively adapt to an array of changing global threats.
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