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  • Video: Hill Airmen participate in total force exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing participated in a rigorous training exercise last week aimed at testing their combat capability.Pilots and maintainers from the wings have been flying and generating roughly 80 sorties per day, some into the nighttime hours.View the video.Mission support
  • Utah reservist appointed circuit court judge in Wyoming

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A Utah reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing recently landed his civilian “dream job” as a circuit court judge in Albany County, Wyoming.Maj. Robert Sanford, who serves part time here as the 419th Security Forces Squadron commander, said his new job is one of only 24 such positions in the state.“I’ve always had my eye on a
  • Department of the Air Force pushes fitness testing to Jan. 1

    To continue minimizing close contact among personnel during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ensure units and personnel are fully ready to resume, testing has been delayed from October to January, and testing in January will move forward without obtaining waist, height and weight measurements.
  • F-35 wings test combat capability

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing participated in a rigorous training exercise this week aimed at testing their combat capability. Pilots and maintainers from the wings have been flying and generating roughly 80 sorties per day, some into the nighttime hours.“Conducting an exercise during
  • SFS simulates deployment patrol: Airmen vs. insurgents

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – As the first set of Airmen walked across the road to get back to base, an ambush awaited. Thinking quickly, they moved into a defensive position to return fire. After the firing stopped, the Airmen gathered to discuss what they did right and wrong.This scene played out during a deployment exercise Sept. 13, 2020, where
  • Obstacle course tests Reserve Airmen’s leadership, builds camaraderie

    CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah – “You might get wet,” the email stated to the Reserve Airmen who took up the challenge to run through various obstacle courses Friday at Camp Williams, a training site operated by the Utah National Guard.More than 130 reservists from the wing’s 67th Aerial Port Squadron participated in the Leadership Reaction Course on Sept.
  • Hill AFB's fighter wings to conduct night flying during combat exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Communities surrounding Hill Air Force Base will notice flying operations late into the evening Sept. 14-17 as the base’s fighter wings conduct a local combat exercise.The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will fly roughly 80 sorties per day, with some lasting until 1 a.m. The flying schedule
  • In Focus: Master Sgt. Janet Lindsay

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Master Sgt. Janet Lindsay is a special handling supervisor in the 67th Aerial Port Squadron. She recently sewed on master sergeant, completed a doctorate in education, and is a middle school principal and parent to seven-year-old Jeremiah. To say that she’s had a busy schedule is a bit of an understatement.“Working in
  • Commentary: Personal growth and lessons from a bonsai

    “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”  -- Zig ZiglarI came across an online ad for bonsai trees. Have you ever seen a bonsai tree? You know, they look like little replicas of big trees. I’d seen them before but never really gave much thought to why they’re so
  • In History: 419th becomes first Reserve unit to fly F-35A

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – In more recent history, this week marks five years since the Air Force ushered in a new era of combat air power, when Hill AFB received the first two operational F-35As on Sept. 2, 2015.Hill's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing were the first combat-coded units to fly and maintain the Air
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