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  • Maintainers face off during weapons load competition

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Reserve and active-duty maintainers from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings went head-to-head during an F-35 weapons load competition here Sept. 24, 2021. During the timed and graded competition, maintainers put their training to the test and proved their combat readiness. The three-person teams were responsible for
  • DAF releases update on telework, remote work guidance

    The DAF guidance memorandum, DoDI1035.01_DAFI 36-816 Telework Program, provides necessary clarification and expands the Department’s use of telework and remote work based on current lessons learned, pending a comprehensive review of the Department of the Air Force telework program.
  • Total Force Recruiting: The first step to winning the high-end fight

    As I prepared to assume responsibilities as the Command Chief for Air Force Recruiting Service, an organization recently re-tooled as an Air Force Total Force command, I found myself trying to understand this new mantra of “Total Force Recruiting.” To truly answer though, I had to start with the “why” of Total Force Recruiting. Why does Total Force
  • CSAF visits Hill's fighter wings

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Today, Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., received briefings on the F-35A Lightning II during a visit to Hill Air Force Base. Brown met with leadership and Airmen from the active-duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings. As the Air Force’s first combat-coded F-35 wings, Airmen briefed Brown on the
  • Air Force announces officer stratification guidance

    “As we execute Action Order A (Airman), we must remain focused on a culture of transparency,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. “By strengthening our officer stratification policy, we are meeting that intent. This step is necessary to give officers a full understanding of where they stand amongst their peers as well as help better inform our talent management decisions.”
  • 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
  • Hill Airmen deploy F-35A for large combat exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing here are deploying to Nellis AFB, Nev., to take on a tough adversary – other Airmen.Approximately 200 Airmen from Hill AFB will participate in Red Flag 21-1 from Jan. 25 to Feb. 12.The exercise is the Air Force’s premier combat training experience and pits
  • Airmen return to Utah after six-month deployment

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hundreds of Airmen from the expeditionary 421st Fighter Squadron returned here Sunday following a six-month deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.The deployment, in support of the United States Air Force Central Command mission, included Airmen from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force
  • Wing hosts 10th Air Force commander

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Maj. Gen. Brian Borgen, 10th Air Force commander, visited the 419th Fighter Wing during the October training weekend to get an update on the wing's mission and to visit with Airmen.Wing leaders gave Borgen an update on how F-35 operations here have evolved since the 419th became the first Air Force Reserve unit to
  • Video: Hill Airmen participate in total force exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing participated in a rigorous training exercise last week aimed at testing their combat capability.Pilots and maintainers from the wings have been flying and generating roughly 80 sorties per day, some into the nighttime hours.View the video.Mission support
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