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  • Wing stands up new deployment readiness cell

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 419th Fighter Wing cut the ribbon on a new deployment readiness cell intended to reduce the time and effort required of Airmen to transition to and from deployed locations.The cell will consolidate offices into one location and allow for live tracking of all wing deployers before, during, and after deployment. Once
  • 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
  • 419th medics mobilize to support NYC COVID-19 response effort

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — With just one day’s notice, several medics from the 419th Fighter Wing deployed today for the New York City area to help with the COVID-19 response there. The deployment is part of a larger mobilization package of more than 120 doctors, nurses, and respiratory technicians that Air Force Reserve units across the nation
  • Hill fighter wings receive final F-35A Lightning II

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hill’s fighter wings received their final F-35A Lightning II Dec. 17. The delivery brings the total number of aircraft at Hill to 78.“This is a great milestone,” said Col. Steven Behmer, 388th Fighter Wing commander. “It marks the end of the beginning for us. Since receiving our first aircraft, our Airmen, alongside the
  • Three of four brothers in 419 FW deploy to Middle East

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Three brothers, all members of the 419th Fighter Wing, all deployed.Tech. Sgt. Andrew Potter, Staff Sgt. David Potter, and Staff Sgt. Samuel Potter are reservists in the wing’s 67th Aerial Port Squadron. The brothers were called to serve in the Middle East at the same time, and all three deployed last month.A fourth
  • Hill Airmen return from first F-35A combat deployment

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Last week, Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings returned home following a six-month deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.The 4th Fighter Squadron’s deployment, which started in April, was the first F-35A Lightning II combat deployment. The Airmen supported the United States
  • After summer pause at Hill, reservists resume F-35 ops

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Reservists resumed flying operations here last week after aircraft and personnel from the 419th Fighter Wing and the active duty 388th FW returned from deployments to Europe and Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.Pilots suited up for routine training flights during the 419th FW’s August Unit Training Assembly weekend, known as the
  • Airmen return from European deployment

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A group of F-35A pilots, maintainers, and support personnel returned to Utah July 30 following a two-month deployment that took them across Europe.  While overseas, reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing and active duty Airmen from the 388th FW participated in various combat exercises and conducted training with other
  • Reservists home after three months in Middle East

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A group of F-35A maintainers from the 419th Fighter Wing returned home today after a three-month deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base the United Arab Emirates, where they participated in ongoing operations throughout U.S. Air Forces Central Command.The team deployed alongside active duty counterparts from the 388th FW and
  • F-35s arrive in Lithuania as Operation Rapid Forge continues

    F-35A Lightning II fighter jets from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings arrived at Siauilai Air Base, Lithuania, today as part of Operation Rapid Forge, along with F-15E Strike Eagles and C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. Rapid Forge is a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-sponsored training event designed to enhance interoperability with NATO allies and
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