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  • In History: Wing's epic 24-ship flyover

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- On June 4, 1983, the 419th Tactical Fighter Wing, as it was then known, hosted a farewell tribute to the F-105 Thunderchief. The highlight of the day was a perfect 24-ship formation flyover at Hill AFB.The rare operation produced a memorable formation befitting a proud heritage, as by then the 419th had flown the “Thud”
  • 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
  • AUTODIN: The Air Force’s first high speed data communications network

    In the mid ‘50s, the Department of the Air Force had a manual data communications system for punched card traffic and a separate system for teletype communications. These manual data systems had inherent limitations in speed and capacity as well as being susceptible to human error.
  • Tuskegee legacy remembered

    The historic, barrier-breaking experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen were presented to an audience of more than 200 people April 20 at the Hill Aerospace Museum.
  • Newest bomber technology makes history

    History was made Nov. 6, 2017, when the first Conventional Rotary Launchers (CRL) were flown out of Barksdale Air Force Base, La. on a C-5M Super Galaxy to be used in their first ever combat area of responsibility. These launchers are improved munitions equipment that allows B-52 Stratofortresses to carry a selection of different conventional smart weapons or GPS guided weapons.
  • Tuskegee Airman trail blazes through history

    In the early 20th century the military was a different experience for some. Among those members was U.S. Air Force retired Chief Master Sgt. James Cotten, a Tuskegee Airman, who was drafted at the age of 18 in 1945.
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