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The 419th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base is Utah’s only Air Force Reserve unit. We offer a diverse range of combat capability to include operations and maintenance on the Air Force’s newest fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II. We also have a full-spectrum mission support group to include civil engineering, security forces, medical, aerial port, firefighting, supply, and transportation. The 419th is made up of more than 1,200 Citizen Airmen who serve part time in the military, but are full-time members of the local community. Most of our personnel live, work, and raise families in Northern Utah.

Col. Regina Sabric

Chief Master Sgt. Arvie McGinnis 


$45 million

Full time: 211
Part time*: 1,089 (one weekend a month, two weeks a year)


  • First F-35A European deployment: United Kingdom
  • Wing’s final F-16 deployment: Spain
  • Medical Squadron humanitarian aid: Morocco    
  • First F-35A Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment: Japan


    • $73 million to Utah’s economy each year
    • 90% of personnel live in No. Utah
    • Notable employers: Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah, Zions Bank, Delta Airlines, the Department of Defense, and the State of Utah


    • As reservists, our people train one weekend a month and two weeks a year so they’re ready to deploy in support of combat operations and humanitarian missions around the world
    • We can deploy within 72 hours’ notice


    • Average 12 years of experience – 50% served on active duty
    • Our legacy began in 1955
    • Flown 8 types of aircraft (cargo and fighter)
    • Transitions over 60 years have resulted in invaluable depth and breadth
    • Wing boasts 95% retention rate


    • Full-time personnel and high experience levels are critical to day-to-day flying operations at Hill AFB
    • We deploy side by side with active duty counterparts in the 388th FW
    • Shared aircraft, facilities, and infrastructure represent great value to taxpayers


    • Our Airmen are on their way to becoming some of the world’s leading experts in fifth-generation technology
    • Total of 78 F-35A aircraft due to arrive at Hill AFB between now and 2019



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    Senior Airman Hayley Sewell is a 22-year-old Boise, Idaho, native who moved to Utah seven years ago with her family. She’s a full-time student pursuing a degree in criminal justice at Salt Lake Community College. Hayley says she’s obsessed with coffee, having had her first cup in basic training. “I love, love, love coffee,” she said. “It started with one cup a day and has gone up to four. I will drink it black, to a froufrou peppermint mocha style.” When she isn’t doing class work, you can find her de-stressing in the kitchen baking. “I focus on the recipe, following the steps, like making sure the butter is soft to what needs to mix in next, and it helps reduce my stress,” Hayley said. “I’m known for my chocolate chip cookies.” She also enjoys “glamping” (a fancy way of camping) with her family. “I just love the way firewood smells when it’s burning, it gives you a warm nostalgic feeling.” Hayley has been serving in the Air Force Reserve for two years, helping Airmen through their health services at the 419th Medical Squadron.
    Some tough reservists participated in the Murph Challenge June 3 to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The challenge is named after Navy Lt. Mike Murphy, a SEAL killed in action during Operation Red Wings. The challenge consists of a one-mile run followed by 100 pull-ups, 200 pushups, 300 air squats, and another one-mile run.
    Mornings aren’t always so bad. Happy Monday! #F35 📷: Yasuo Osakabe
    LeeAnn Gossett, the wing’s director of psychological health, shares her story of overcoming personal challenges and emerging stronger and more resilient 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 https://www.dvidshub.net/video/603323/hope-leeann-gossett
    Great lineup! ✈️🛩🚀
    Proud to introduce Lt. Col. Ben “Marsa” Harrison as new commander of our 466th Fighter Squadron “Diamondbacks” 🐍🐍🐍 http://www.419fw.afrc.af.mil/News/Article/1542390/diamondbacks-welcome-new-commander/
    Something to consider
    Dentist by day, but commander in the Air Force Reserve when duty calls. Congrats, Lt. Col. David Jackson! http://www.419fw.afrc.af.mil/News/Article/1540419/dentist-takes-command-of-419th-mds/
    Drop by Golden Corral in Layton today from 5 to 9 p.m., where our first sergeants will be serving — and be sure to tip big! GC will match tips and all proceeds will go toward Operation Diamond Heart, which supports our Airmen and their families.
    Nice work, boys!
    It’s June! Congrats to the reservists who promoted today, just in time for our training weekend 😃😃😃 Medical Squadron: Senior Airman Hannah Burgess Senior Airman Hayley Sewell Airman 1st Class Zachary Hacking Maintenance Squadron: Tech. Sgt. Daniel Wall Civil Engineer Squadron: Master Sgt. Justin Rogers Staff Sgt. Tanner Russell Aircraft Maintenance Squadron: Master Sgt. Timothy Eddy Master Sgt. Joel Kunze Master Sgt. Anthony Morgan Staff Sgt. Peter Fairbrother Senior Airman Connor Hansen Airman 1st Class Alexander Legge Force Support Squadron: Senior Airman Lindsay Ewing Senior Airman Vanessa Valdez Airman 1st Class Autumn Cordova 67th Aerial Port Squadron: Staff Sgt. Logan Terry Security Forces Squadron: Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Gribble
    Great day to host Utah business leaders and community partners for an #F35 aerial refueling aboard a #KC135 from the Utah Air National Guard! Razor-sharp precision from both Reserve and Guard personnel as they refuel at 400 mph, 20,000 feet above the Utah Test and Training Range. #CitizenAirmen
    It's the most advanced fighter jet in the world and you can find it right here in #Utah. By 2019, Hill Air Force Base’s fleet of #F35 aircraft will double to 78.
    “A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.” – John F. Kennedy
    The skies are full of wonder, especially when the F-35 Lightning II takes flight — with a little extra fuel from the KC-135 Stratotanker. #F35 📷: Staff Sgt. Peter Reft
    There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work required to keep the #F35 ready for action, and the 419th Maintenance Squadron makes it all happen! Take a closer look: http://www.419fw.afrc.af.mil/News/Article/1527729/a-closer-look-at-the-419th-mxs/
    Combat arms instructors from the 419th Security Forces Squadron had a chance to sharpen their skills during a #PoliceWeek shoot at Dugway Proving Ground (Official) https://vimeo.com/270984283
    Whether you hear #Yanny or #Laurel, we know you’ll hear sweet sounds coming from the Gallivan Center Saturday, where some of our very own reservists will be honored. Make a night of it 🎵🎶🎵
    Saturday’s gonna be a nice day — anybody up for Utah's Hogle Zoo?
    Happy Boss’s Day, Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee! He took command of @USAFReserve in September and also serves as chief of… https://t.co/j8HxZLYspF
    Meet Senior Airman Laura Munoz: hiker, runner, snowboarder, salsa dancer, @weberstateU grad, native of #Colombia, a… https://t.co/xjO0eLCmZg
    RT @usairforce: #Airmen only have 83 days left to opt-in on the Blended Retirement System! The deadline is Dec. 31, 2018. https://t.co/dMxY…
    Our commander, Col. Gina Sabric, participated in the Wheelin’ Wildcats wheelchair basketball game last week @HAFB t… https://t.co/KyjR1pmYlX
    #F35 maintainers at @HAFB are using new technology to generate sorties quicker and more efficiently. @388fw https://t.co/bozr2PcwHR
    RT @thef35: Proven, tested and now more affordable than ever. Alongside the @DeptofDefense, we’ve finalized the contract for 141 more #F35’…
    Meet Senior Airman Shaylee Hamilton, 21, outdoorswoman, animal lover, horseback rider, and traffic management journ… https://t.co/ZK5tamPLso
    RT @Militarydotcom: Combat Debut: Marines' F-35B Strikes Taliban Target in Afghanistan https://t.co/oGjIA2R5i2
    Epic milestone! The @USMC conducted the first-ever U.S. #F35 combat strikes today in Afghanistan against Taliban ta… https://t.co/YDZ1rfb0nH
    Mountain snow is just around the corner! Grab a scarf, a pumpkin spice latte, and enjoy this photo from our archive… https://t.co/K5qLBFHaBZ
    The @AirForceReserve is offering ways to serve for longer https://t.co/1VU9fUa3LX
    RT @usairforce: Today we celebrate 71 years as the world's greatest #AIRPOWER! #Birthday #AFBDay https://t.co/VOY8ixMUlO
    RT @NellisAFB: 71 Years young and still breaking barriers... https://t.co/cx58i5zAXX
    #Flashback to our Viper days, 1983 to 2017, when we flew and deployed in the iconic #F16. What a legacy!… https://t.co/17oU4AHZtb
    Congrats, members of the 419th! You earned an overall grade of “Effective” during the Unit Effectiveness Inspection… https://t.co/pvXY8pFba4
    In the months following #September11, while enforcing the no-fly zone over Iraq in support of Operation Southern Wa… https://t.co/ddF5N7F7br
    Meet Col. Gina “Torch” Sabric, the @AirForceReserve’s first female #F35 pilot. @thef35 @HAFB https://t.co/e1Zti1zX4u
    Headed toward the weekend like 🚀 Enjoy the holiday, folks! #F35 https://t.co/5eCXZR0Vb4
    The @388fw and 419 FW recently completed two exercises over three weeks @HAFB known as Combat Hammer and Combat Arc… https://t.co/TyubYgJXOR