AGE reservists keep F-35 ready for flight
419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 11, 2020
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Aerospace Ground Equipment personnel from the 419th Maintenance Squadron are trained to maintain and repair the equipment that supplies electricity, hydraulic pressure, and air pressure to the F-35.
From inspecting and troubleshooting to making hands-on repairs, these maintenance professionals ensure Hill’s fleet of F-35s are always ready for flight. In addition to diagnosing malfunctions and repairing AGE, these specialized maintainers perform troubleshooting, inspect, and prepare the equipment for storage and mobility deployment.
The Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active duty 388th Fighter Wing fly and maintain the F-35 in a Total Force partnership that capitalizes on the strengths of both components.