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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?
    A little @AirForceReserve recruiting “push” with @chsfalcons this week, featuring EOD experts from @HAFB https://t.co/mekXfHgLQa
    That’s the Christmas spirit! More than 30 volunteers came together to bake, package, and deliver holiday goodies fo… https://t.co/7Gov3pr6yo
    RT @usairforce: The #F35A is a fifth-generation fighter combining advanced aerodynamics, survivability in high-threat environments & the ab…
    We’re loving the tail flash of the newest @thef35 that arrived this morning — the 50th to be added to the inventory… https://t.co/RWAalWUzBj
    RT @DeptofDefense: A hero’s welcome today at #ReganAirport for #WWII veterans for a #PearlHarbor Remembrance #HonorFlight. Members of the @…
    REMEMBER: Dec. 7, 1941, a “date which will live in infamy.” 77 years ago, military personnel stationed at Pearl Har… https://t.co/xB84NIIk3v
    Santa Claus came to town in @thef35! https://t.co/P4oabBJVGF
    If you didn’t see or hear the #F35 exercise @HAFB last month, this video is the next best thing! https://t.co/9k0p1sljqR
    RT @thef35: Combat Ready Last month, 35 F-35s from @388fw + @419fw launched from @HAFB during a combat power exercise, showcasing their a…
    RT @USAFReserve: Act now Reservists! Time is running out to nominate your civilian employer for the 2019 #SecDefFreedomAward. The deadline…
    We're the only combat-ready @AirForceReserve unit to fly @thef35, but the 419th FW is about more than flying https://t.co/JntvPbSNOF
    Update: #F35 tree sold for $1,675 thanks to a generous buyer with a passion for helping veterans. And it’s a big wi… https://t.co/EoDCwMGWHa
    Get to @WeberStateU on Saturday — we’ll bring the F-35s! https://t.co/E23gw7GGYF
    Well, that’s merry! 🎄 Airmen in the 419th Operations Group donated a very special tree this year for the Festival o… https://t.co/17XnqjtWDs
    RT @DeptofDefense: Fuel keeps ‘em flying! #F35A #LightningII fighter jets refuel over @HAFB, #Utah, as part of a @USAirForce combat power e…
    RT @SecAFOfficial: Beautiful footage of F-35s flying over the Utah Test and Training Range as part of a combat power exercise earlier this…
    RT @AirmanMagazine: A formation of F-35A Lightning IIs from the @388fw and @419fw were launched on Nov. 19, 2018, as part of a combat power…
    Amazing video from this week’s #F35 combat power exercise: 35 jets in formation above @HAFB. Kudos to our world-cla… https://t.co/5986f0Dzyn
    We’ve been flying @thef35 for three years now. Along with the @388fw, we’re the only combat-ready #F35 units in the… https://t.co/1MdoIqUxBW