• 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

  • Reserve fighter pilot reaches 1,000 hours in F-35

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — A pilot in the 419th Fighter Wing became the Air Force Reserve’s first operational F-35 pilot to reach 1,000 flying hours in the Air Force's newest fighter jet here today. Maj. Daniel “Mental” Toftness joined the Reserve in August 2018 after 12 years on active duty. He

  • 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

  • Reserve Fighter Squadron accelerates training in Red Flag 19-3

    In order to provide a realistic training environment of air-to-air combat for allied and coalition forces, some pilots take up the role of being the “enemy”. The 64th Aggressors Squadron acts as professional adversaries for Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.