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Reserve recruiting, retention strong at Hill AFB

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  • 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 67th Aerial Port Squadron brought in another new Airman here Feb. 8, adding to the nearly 170 reservists currently serving in the squadron.

Aidan Tribett, 21, is the son of Chief Master Sgt. Brent Tribett, who serves as 67th APS superintendent. He is one of about 70 Airmen recruited into the 419th Fighter Wing since the new fiscal year began in October.

Last fiscal year, 419th FW recruiters added 212 new members to the Reserve wing – 25 more than their goal.

The 419th boasts a 96 percent retention rate and is home to nearly 1,200 reservists who work one weekend a month and two weeks a year to stay ready to deploy.