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  • Feeding the masses: Airmen build kitchen, dining area from ground up

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Reservists from the 419th Force Support Squadron competed in the annual John L. Hennessy competition, a four-hour event that saw eight Airmen from the sustainment services flight simulate lunch services at a forward-deployed location.The competition included inspecting a

  • U.S. F-35s forward deploy to NATO’s eastern flank

    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --  Six F-35A aircraft from Hill Air Force Base's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing currently operating out of Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, forward deployed Feb. 24 to the Baltic Sea and Black Sea regions in support of NATO’s collective

  • Hand-painting and high-tech stealth for F-35A

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – How do you make a 51-foot-long, 35-foot-wide fighter jet undetectable? There's no black magic that exists to make the F-35A Lightning II invisible, but it does have masking features which make it challenging to detect, track or target by radar with missiles or by an enemy

  • Make holiday cheer happen all year through the CFC

    Be the face of change this holiday season by contributing to the Combined Federal Campaign.With the solicitation period just halfway through, the 2021 Combined Federal Campaign organizers said the annual fundraiser is off to a strong start, but they hope the holiday season will inspire more people

  • Serving together, brothers bond as AF Reserve firefighters

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Many who serve in the military often refer to fellow service members as their family, but rarely are they actually your family.Brothers, Senior Airman Joel Moon, 29, and Senior Airman Jared Moon, 25, decided to start their Air Force career together as firefighters with

  • 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

  • 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 first ‘Bloody Warrior Drive’

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 419th Fighter Wing hosted its first blood donation drive on a Reserve training weekend Jan. 9 in partnership with the American Red Cross.Though Hill hosts monthly blood drives, the Bloody Warrior Drive is the first to be sponsored and coordinated by the 419th, and

  • 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

  • Utah reservist appointed circuit court judge in Wyoming

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A Utah reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing recently landed his civilian “dream job” as a circuit court judge in Albany County, Wyoming.Maj. Robert Sanford, who serves part time here as the 419th Security Forces Squadron commander, said his new job is one of only 24 such