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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

    Congratulations to the following 419th Fighter Wing reservists who were promoted Jan. 1:Maintenance SquadronMaster Sgt. Joseph CrawfordMaster Sgt. Benjamin WasherTech. Sgt. Andrew Cruz RosadoSenior Airman Marcus Vellinga67th Aerial Port SquadronMaster Sgt. Rick SouzaSenior Airman William

  • 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