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  • Airmen, jets return to Hill following European deployment

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Pilots, maintainers, and support personnel from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings returned here May 9 after deploying the F-35A Lightning II to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.The 34th Fighter Squadron, and 34th Fighter Generation Squadron, deployed to

  • Red Flag-Nellis 22-1 kicks off with allied forces

    Nearly 100 aircraft and 3,000 personnel have arrived at Nellis Air Force Base to participate in the first Red Flag exercise of 2022. Aimed at providing realistic training and increasing combat effectiveness, the exercise will run from Jan. 24 to Feb. 11.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Reservist flies Hill's 10,000th F-35A sortie

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Maj. Daniel Toftness, a reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing, departs for a sortie in an F-35A Lightning II Oct. 18, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The flight marked the 10,000th sortie with the aircraft at Hill since the first operational F-35s arrived in September