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  • Reservists compete in F-35 weapons load competition

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Reservists in the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron faced tough competition as they vied for the title “Load Crew of the Year” during an F-35A weapons load event Feb. 7.Representing the 419th AMXS were Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Thorsted, Tech. Sgt. Elliot Berg, and Senior Airman Caelin Runyon, who came out on top during the
  • 419th honors top performing Airmen, civilians

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Nearly 300 people attended the 419th Fighter Wing’s annual Airman of the Year Banquet to award the wing’s top performing Airmen and civilians of 2019. Winners were announced in the following categories:Airman of the YearSenior Airman Hayley Sewell, 419th Medical SquadronNoncommissioned Officer of the YearTech. Sgt.
  • Military OneSource offers free tax prep

    WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Tax season can be a dreaded time of year for many people, but the Defense Department's Military OneSource offers the MilTax program to ease filing stress for service members and their families.There is no need to worry about costs in tax preparation because the services are free. MilTax kicked off on Military OneSource Jan. 22,
  • Wing announces enlisted promotions for February

    Congratulations to the following reservists who were promoted Feb. 1Aircraft Maintenance SquadronMaster Sgt. Kyle BeesonMaster Sgt. Carlo PatalinghugTech. Sgt. Michael McCarthyStaff Sgt. Ryan PatrickStaff Sgt. Tyler WackerSenior Airman Jerik Arnold67th Aerial Port SquadronSenior Master Sgt. James GirardoTech. Sgt. Garret BrentTech. Sgt. Cole
  • Hill to host air and space show in June 2020

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The "Warriors Over the Wasatch" Air and Space Show will return to the Top of Utah June 27-28, 2020.This year’s theme, 80 Years of Excellence, commemorates Hill AFB’s rich heritage over the past 80 years.Hill AFB will open its gates to the public to witness the pride and precision of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
  • Hill brings F-35 to Red Flag for third year

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – For the third year, pilots and maintainers from the 419th Fighter Wing are joining the active duty 388th FW to bring the F-35A to Red Flag 20-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.Red Flag is known as the Air Force’s premier combat training exercise. The three-week effort tests air-to-air, air-to-ground, and space and cyber
  • In Focus: Senior Airman BriAnne Chapman

    The “In Focus” series is a monthly feature that puts the spotlight on some of the 419th Fighter Wing’s best and brightest Reserve Citizen Airmen. Find it on Instagram @419fwHILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Senior Airman BriAnne Chapman, 419th Maintenance Group, is a Renaissance woman, with talents ranging from country dancing to hairstyling to
  • Career and benefits fair open to reservists, spouses

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A career and benefits fair for veterans will take place March 25 at Mountain America Exposition Center, located at 9575 South State Street, Sandy, Utah.The free event aims to connect local employers and service providers with reservists, Guard members, veterans, active-duty members, and their spouses.Running from 11 a.m.
  • Air Force beta-tests adaptive learning platform in basic military training

    Air Education and Training Command’s emphasis on the use of technology to aggressively and cost-effectively modernize education and training took another step forward here with the issuance of personal tablets to two in-processing flights at Basic Military Training.
  • Hill F-35 wings reach full warfighting capability

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hill’s fighter wings have reached full warfighting capability, known as FWC, for the F-35A.The new designation occurred after a culmination of several events: receipt of the 78th and final F-35A aircraft in the fleet, amassing the full complement of necessary support equipment, and reaching a cadre of fully trained

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Aug. 27-28 1923, Lts. Lowell H. Smith and John P. Richter made an endurance flight which lasted 37 hours, 15 minutes, with 16 refueling contacts. During this flight, they set 16 new world records for distance, speed and duration. Info: https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/197385/first-air-to-air-refueling/
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The Panavia Tornado GR1 is the aircraft of the day! The aircraft on display flew with the RAF&#39;s 17 Squadron from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, where it sported desert camouflage and the name Miss Behavin&#39;. The aircraft is currently painted as an aircraft assigned to 617 Squadron. It came to the museum in October 2002 as a donation from the RAF. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory #aviation" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2wlSVAQ #avgeek #airhistory #aviation</a>
Info here: https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Outdoor-Aviation-Events/ Aug. 30-Sept.1 During this three-day event visitors will see some of history’s well-known airframes at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force over Labor Day weekend, but they won’t just be the ones inside the galleries. Scale versions of those aircraft will fly over the museum, regaling spectators with daring aerobatics. RC pilots will entertain audiences as they perform skillful maneuvers with jets, warbirds and helicopters from all eras of aviation history.
On this day in 1967, on his 26th Misty FAC mission, Bud Day was shot down by ground fire over North Vietnam. During the ejection, Day's right arm was broken in three places, along with other injuries. His crewman was quickly picked up by a rescue helicopter, but Day was captured by local militia, beaten and tortured. A veteran of three wars and the first commander of the Misty FACs, Col. George "Bud" Day is one of the most highly-decorated Airmen in USAF history. Info here: <a href="http://bit.ly/31QHgaB" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/31QHgaB</a>
The North American F-82B Twin Mustang is the aircraft of the day! Of a total of 273 F-82s produced, 20 were F-82Bs. The F-82B on display, Betty-Jo, flew from Hawaii to New York on Feb. 27-28, 1947, a distance of 5,051 miles, the longest non-stop flight ever made by a propeller-driven fighter at that time. Betty-Jo came to the museum in 1957. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory #aviation" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2TBTMaR #avgeek #airhistory #aviation</a>
On this day in 1954, Capt. Joseph McConnell Jr. crashed to his death while testing an F-86H at Edwards AFB, Calif. Learn about his 16 aerial victories during the Korean War. Info: #Ace #TripleAce" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2KGciMG #Ace #TripleAce</a>
The Republic RF-84K Thunderflash is the aircraft of the day! The RF-84K was a reconnaissance and nuclear strike fighter that was intended to be carried toward a target as a "parasite" underneath the GRB-36 bomber. At the time, jet aircraft possessed relatively short range and aerial refueling was not yet proven, so this provided a method to extend their range. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory #aviation" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2MhjSza #avgeek #airhistory #aviation</a>
Check out this Northrop P-61 photo taken on this day in 1944. https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Photos.aspx?igphoto=2000538814
The Teledyne-Ryan AQM-91A Compass Arrow is the aircraft of the day! This high-flying, unmanned photo reconnaissance aircraft is an early example of stealth technology. Lessons learned from its development contributed to later stealth fighters, bombers and unmanned aerial vehicles. Info here: <a href="http://bit.ly/2Z0ZUil" target="_blank"><a href="http://bit.ly/2Z0ZUil</a> #avgeek #airhistory #aviation" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2Z0ZUil</a> #avgeek #airhistory #aviation</a>
The Republic P-47D (Bubble Canopy Version) was placed on exhibit during a special ceremony on Aug. 24, 2006 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Info: <a href="https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Press-Room/News/Article-Display/Article/199049/p-47d-thunderbolt-unveiled-during-ceremony/" target="_blank">https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Press-Room/News/Article-Display/Article/199049/p-47d-thunderbolt-unveiled-during-ceremony/</a>
Check out a new display of artifacts in the #WWII Gallery near the B17-F Memphis Belle. #artifact #airhistory
The Vertol CH-21B Workhorse is the aircraft of the day! Originally called the "flying banana," the H-21 served with the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the French navy, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the West German Air Force. The museum obtained the CH-21B on display from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., in January 1965. Info here: #avgeek #airhistory #aviation" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2N17tPD #avgeek #airhistory #aviation</a>
The C-130 was originally designed as an assault transport capable of operating from unpaved, hastily prepared airstrips. On Aug. 23, 1954, the Hercules made its first flight. By 1976 more than 1,200 C-130s had been ordered, including aircraft equipped for radar weather mapping and reconnaissance, mid-air space capsule recovery, search and rescue, ambulance service, drone launching, and mid-air refueling of helicopters. Info: https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/197558/lockheed-ac-130a-hercules/
A memorial dedicated to the fallen from the now-deactivated 603rd Air Control Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, was unveiled today at the National Museum of the Air Force. Here are some photos from the memorial dedication. Aviano Air Base
The Boeing YCGM-121B Seek Spinner is the aircraft of the day! It is an unmanned aerial vehicle designed to seek out and attack the radars that control enemy anti-aircraft artillery or surface-to-air missile defenses. (Some radar antennas rotate or spin, hence the name "Seek Spinner.") Info here: #avgeek #airhistory #aviation" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/2OTprGf #avgeek #airhistory #aviation</a>
Brazil entered WWII on Aug. 22, 1942, after German submarines sank several of its merchant ships in the Atlantic Ocean. For&#231;a A&#233;rea Brasileira (FAB) aircrews had already begun training with U.S. personnel and conducting antisubmarine flights off the coast of Brazil. By the end of 1944, this important mission was the sole responsibility of FAB aircrews flying U.S.-supplied aircraft. Info: http://bit.ly/2zaeIww
Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Air Show Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, 2019, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Check out this footage from the 2017 event of an XB-70 model flown by Bret Becker. #avgeek #XB70
The couple that trains together, stays together ❤️ Senior Airmen Taylor and Seth Holden are both in @419fw. She wor… https://t.co/UWPQSmlPYc
You should know: #AirForce reservists average 12 years of military experience, and about 50 percent of our personne… https://t.co/7zR50VJizl
Snakes in the house! 🐍🐍🐍 https://t.co/jHc7b7bTSl
RT @388fw: “We’re not just doing fighter integrations here. We’re doing cyber integration, we’re doing space and intelligence operations...…
The biggest night of awards season happened this weekend — not in Hollywood, but at @HAFB. And the trophy goes to..… https://t.co/MlckbzTQ6I
That tail though 👋 Our F-16 era spanned 34 years, from 1983 to 2017 https://t.co/2p1YzGFRns
We have 65 years of flying experience at @HAFB. Here are some of the aircraft flown by Utah’s Air Force reservists… https://t.co/6ARL2XLoEn
We’ve maintained a flying mission in Utah since 1955. Our reservists have deployed a variety of aircraft, including… https://t.co/skWpFPYRrd
This is what taking care of Airmen and their families looks like! Alumni and friends of the 419th donated and packe… https://t.co/sc0vVpAOhh
Mark your calendars! https://t.co/TbwB4JvMoH
Our Airmen are some of the world’s leading experts in fifth-generation technology. With full-time reservists assign… https://t.co/U1EH9QnsKy
Looking forward to a successful Red Flag 20-1! #F35 @USAFReserve https://t.co/2dUKNgMyQD
Get to know Senior Airman BriAnne Chapman from the 419th Maintenance Group: “I’ve always loved helping people and m… https://t.co/86bAB2QGvV
@MagicalNinja73 No changes to regular flying, but the @F35demoteam started routine practices over @HAFB last week.… https://t.co/nCJSC0VaEj
RT @388fw: Check out this crazy time-lapse video from our @thef35 Combat Power Exercise Monday at @HAFB. You better count quickly. It's li…
Utah is a beautiful place to live, work, and fly #FighterFriday #F35 https://t.co/O0PxQ7fE0E
Four years after receiving our first #F35, we have reached full warfighting capability alongside @388fw with 78 jet… https://t.co/nLcFvugqko
Time-lapse: 8 of 52 jets launched @HAFB yesterday as part of a long-planned combat power exercise with @388fw to de… https://t.co/fWv6TLqRdj
Great shots of our @thef35 exercise today! Story: https://t.co/GQLyYnGaV2 📷: @usairforce photos by R. Nial Bradsh… https://t.co/BA1CrzXPAz