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  • In Focus: Staff Sgt. Vincent Diaz

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Staff Sgt. Vincent Diaz, a crew chief with the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, initially joined the Air Force to help pay for his education. Once he arrived, he found meaning in his work as a crew chief, which led to him to change course and become an air reserve

  • 419th reservist, local police officer rescues veteran from house fire

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – While many were still sleeping in their homes, thick plumes of smoke began rising into the air Jan. 3 in Cedar City, Utah. The smoke caught the attention of U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Patrick McCoy, an officer with the Cedar City Police Department, who was on duty that

  • DAF to launch myEval in 2022

    Beginning January 2022, the Department of the Air Force will launch a new enlisted and officer evaluation system application, myEvaluation, to further support ongoing IT and talent management transformations for Total Force Airmen and Guardians.

  • 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

  • UPDATE: Hill fighter wings conducting night flying into February

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah --  The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings will conduct local night-flying operations with the F-35A Lightning II on most weekdays starting this week through February.  During this period, flying is scheduled to be completed by approximately 10:30 p.m., but

  • Wing announces enlisted promotions for January

    Maintenance SquadronMaster Sgt. Joseph CrawfordMaster Sgt. Benjamin WasherTech. Sgt. Andrew Cruz RosadoSenior Airman Marcus Vellinga67th Aerial Port SquadronMaster Sgt. Rick SouzaSenior Airman William PrinceSenior Airman Shanceline TeboAircraft Maintenance SquadronTech. Sgt. Benjamin CookSenior

  • 2021: A Year in Review

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – For reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing, the year flew by much like the F-35 – lightning fast.The wing began the New Year by tackling the previous year’s biggest challenge, the COVID-19 pandemic. January’s drill saw the first vaccinations for front-line reservists such

  • 419th Fighter Wing commander shares holiday message

    Here we are again, another December UTA to round out another year. We could use an array of words to describe 2021 – unexpected, challenging, hopeful, frustrating. Maybe a bit of each. But however we define these past 12 months, there’s one thing on which we can all agree: they seem to fly by faster

  • In Focus: Senior Airman Zachary Kafton

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Senior Airman Zachary Kafton, 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron, is a Utah native, born and raised in Clinton. He has an inspiring military heritage that sparked an interest from a young age.Kafton’s maternal grandfather served in the Navy and his paternal grandfather