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  • Recruiters, EOD tout possibilities of Reserve service

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Air Force Reserve recruiters teamed up with Hill’s explosive ordnance disposal team Dec. 12 for a military style “show and tell” at Clearfield High School.   Students in the Junior ROTC class heard from Airmen in the 419th and 775th EOD, who brought a bomb suit to demonstrate how personnel must equip themselves to deal
  • Santa rides to holiday party in style via F-35

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Instead of his classic reindeer and sleigh, jolly old Saint Nicholas flew to Hill in a classy F-35 Lightning II to visit reservists of the 419th Fighter Wing and their families at the annual holiday party. Reservists took time during their monthly training weekend to join the celebration. Families enjoyed the
  • Reservists get festive to support children’s hospital

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Reservists in the 419th Operations Group donated a very special Christmas tree to the annual Festival of Trees, a popular holiday event that raises support for Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.   Members of the OG decked the military-themed tree with custom F-35 ornaments, signed by pilots in the
  • Fighter wings feast together

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — An F-35 hangar served as a dining room Nov. 21 for hundreds of Airmen from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings who gathered for an early Thanksgiving. Businesses from around Hill AFB provided turkey, sides, and desserts for the feast, while senior leaders and community members chipped in to help serve and clean up. The
  • COMBAT POWER: Our best photos

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hill’s 388th and 419th Fighter Wings conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19 and launched 35 F-35A Lightning IIs within about 11 minutes. Here are the best photos of the day. As the Air Force’s only combat-ready F-35A units, the 388th and 419th FWs must be prepared to launch any number of aircraft to support the
  • F-35A combat power exercise conducted at Hill AFB

    The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19, launching dozens of F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time.
  • Hill F-35s drop GBU-49 in combat training

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Pilots from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing recently returned from a weapons evaluation exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where they employed the GBU-49 for the first time in F-35A combat training. The GBU-49 is a laser and GPS-guided bomb that can be used in a
  • In Focus: Staff Sgt. Kannon Thompson

    IN FOCUS: Staff Sgt. Kannon Thompson TITLE: Command Post Specialist UNIT: Hill Consolidated Command PostFUN FACTS: Kannon, 28, comes to the Command Post after a six-month deployment to Qatar, four years in the 67th Aerial Port Squadron, and six years in the Marine Corps Reserve that he “wouldn’t trade for the world.” He followed in the footsteps of
  • Reservists represent on Veterans Day

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – This Veterans Day weekend, Air Force reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing took their stories to the community surrounding Hill AFB. Col. Gina “Torch” Sabric, 419th FW commander, was keynote speaker during a patriotic program Nov. 12 at the Veterans Memorial in Riverdale. Sabric talked about the importance of honoring
  • AFRC leaders outline vision, mission priorities

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Chief of the Air Force Reserve, and Air Force Reserve Command Chief Ericka Kelly unveiled the new mission, vision and priorities for the Air Force Reserve and Reserve Citizen Airmen in a letter dated Nov. 5:
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What's your favorite jet on display here at the museum? Feel free to share your photos here! #avgeek
Can you guess which cockpit is photographed here? The answer will be posted on Friday. #avgeek #airhistory #aviation
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 We moved in great shape. The entire group was out in 3 hours but the plane we are now at…Gee it’s terrible. Had my first trip over the lines today in the SPAD and not quite as well pleased with same as I expected to be.
Check out info on the Boeing Bird of Prey and feel free to share photos from your visit. http://bit.ly/2MK4ffN The Boeing Company
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 Was out on patrol this morning. Met 6 enemy planes. Had a combat without results. Have the SPAD in shape now and expect to go out tomorrow with a patrol. Just received news that we are moving tomorrow. Certainly we are leaving the finest home we have yet had.
Are you visiting the museum today and what is your favorite gallery? Feel free to share your photos here! #avgeek #aviation #airhistory
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 Lt. Meissner and Lt. Coolidge brought down an enemy plane today. Lt. [William W.] Chalmers has failed to return. Up to a late hour.
Are you visiting the museum today? Feel free to share your photos here! #avgeek #aviation #airhistory
This is the cockpit of the Fairchild C-119J Flying Boxcar on display in the fourth building. Congrats to all who guessed correctly! --> http://bit.ly/2LAQuzH
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 Arrived here OK with new plane. Heard the 95th Squadron lost 2 men today, certainly hard luck.
Are you visiting the museum today? Feel free to share your photos here! #avgeek #airhistory #F22
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 Arranged for a 230 [horsepower] SPAD which I will fly out tomorrow. Had a trial trip today. It certainly is a most wonderful Buss.
Happy Independence Day and thank you to all of our service members, past and present! If you are at the museum today, be sure to share your photos here. #IndependenceDay
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 Big day. We left for Paris. Most of the boys had a big time. I spent a peaceful afternoon and returning then went to bed.
Interview with Vincent J. "Bill" Purple-WWII B-17 Pilot from his visit to see the Memphis Belle. For the full interview visit our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/t4TOv_QsjPQ
Check out this 360 view near the Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor. View more 360 views at the link: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Virtual-Tour/
Check out this 360 view near the Republic F-84E Thunderjet in the Korean War Gallery. Restoration Specialist Chad Vanhook painted the Four Queens artwork and most recently he painted the right side of the Memphis Belle nose art. Check out more 360 views here: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Virtual-Tour/
In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, here is an entry from Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker's diary from on this day in 1918. Click here for more on this diary--> http://bit.ly/2HUDGTz and here for other #WWI featured artifacts--> http://bit.ly/2yGUbl3 The 27th Squadron lost 2 more today. One of my hometown – [Lt. Walter B.] Wanamaker was his name. I must call on his family when returning home.
Independence Day is fast approaching, and we would love to hear how the museum has influenced you or your family members over the years. Please share comments about how the museum motivated you to join the Air Force, pursue an engineering career, support the military or any other ways your visits have inspired you.
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