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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
  • 419th maintainers named Load Crew of the Year

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Reserve maintainers from the 419th Fighter Wing went up against active duty maintainers in the 388th FW during an F-35 weapons load competition here Feb. 5.Crews selected to participate in the annual competition had previously competed in and won quarterly competitions, including teams from the 419th FW’s 466th Aircraft
  • Training exercise at Hill AFB tests wings’ combat readiness

    Airmen from the 75th Air Base Wing, 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing participated in a training exercise last week aimed at testing their combat capability.
  • Hill Airmen take F-35 to Alaska for three weeks of training

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Airmen from the active-duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing are heading north with the F-35A for three weeks of training alongside a variety of other Air Force units at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.The wings will participate in Red Flag Alaska from July 30 to Aug. 14. After Red Flag, they
  • 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
  • Hill air and space show returns this weekend

    Hill Air Force Base will open its gates to the public June 23-24 to witness the pride and precision of the awe-inspiring military including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration squadron, an 388th Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II attack demonstration with live pyrotechnics, the U.S. Special Operations Command Para-Commandos parachute team, and a number of other military and civilian aerial demonstrations.
  • Hill’s F-35A and airmen mastering first Pacific deployment

    More than 300 men and women of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings and 12 F-35As are conducting business for the next six months on the subtropical Japanese island of Okinawa during a deployment known as a Theater Security Package. Their business is to fly the F-35A, integrate with Kadena Air Base’s F-15Cs and other assets and demonstrate the continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region—and they’re excited to do it. “We were very excited to find out we were coming here,” said Lt. Col. “Scout” Johnston, 34th Fighter Squadron commander. “It’s a wonderful place with wonderful people and the facilities are excellent. The airspace is phenomenal. This allows us to have great training opportunities and integration with other Air Force assets as well as with the Navy and Marine Corps and hopefully with the Japanese Self-defense force. So, we are excited to be here.”
  • New tail commemorates final Hill AFB F-16

    The last operational Hill AFB F-16 Fighting Falcon, set to leave in September, will depart for reassignment to Holloman AFB with a new tail design commemorating the jet’s 38 years here.
  • Last of F-16 fleet at Hill goes through phase

    As the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings transition from the F-16 Fighting Falcon to the F-35A Lightning II, milestones occur frequently. Another milestone is currently underway; the 388th and 419th Maintenance Squadrons are performing their final phase inspection on a Hill AFB F-16.
  • Hill generates 3,000th F-35 sortie, adopts upgraded ALIS

    Maintainers from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing recently generated the 3,000th F-35A sortie.That sortie, and all others flown that day, was carried out with the new version of the Autonomic Logistics Information System. ALIS is the F-35A’s information technology infrastructure.The 3,000th sortie departed May 22
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