HomeNews

News Search

60-day stop movement order impacts 419 FW deployers

Airmen from the Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active duty 388th FW board a plane headed to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates last week from Hill Air Force Base, Utah

(U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Members of the 419th Fighter Wing who are currently deployed or preparing to deploy are affected by the 60-day stop movement enacted March 25 by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

The order, which applies to all Department of Defense uniformed and civilian personnel and their sponsored family members overseas, aims to further prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), to protect U.S. personnel, and preserve the operational readiness of our global force.

“I know this isn’t easy news for our deployed reservists or their families who are waiting for them to get back home,” said Col. Regina Sabric, 419th FW commander. “This order is meant to protect everyone, both here and overseas, and our reservists are trained to be reactive and resilient in any circumstance. These are unprecedented times, but our Airmen have always answered their nation’s call, and this is no different.” 

Building upon previously enacted movement restrictions governing foreign travel, permanent change of station moves, temporary duty and personal leave, this stop movement order impacts exercises, deployments, redeployments and other global force management activities. Approximately 90,000 service members slated to deploy or redeploy over the next 60 days will likely be impacted by this stop movement order.

As for those slated to deploy in the coming weeks, Sabric said the 419th FW will move forward in preparing them for departure for when the stop movement order is lifted.

“The wing continues daily operations and will hold its monthly Unit Training Assembly April 4-5 for a limited number of mission essential personnel to conduct essential flying operations and conduct pre-deployment readiness,” Sabric said. “As reservists, we are called to be ready to protect and defend the nation and the mission will continue.”

Those in attendance during the UTA will maintain social distancing and will routinely sanitize work areas and shared equipment as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Given many of the deployed reservists are part-time military personnel who hold fulltime jobs in the local community, Sabric also thanked their employers.  

“We realize employers have already made sacrifices to support their individual reserve member’s service and current deployment,” she said. “We greatly appreciate their continued patience as their Citizen Airmen are called to take even more time away from their civilian jobs during this unprecedented effort to protect the health and safety of our nation during this time.” 

Social Media

Facebook Twitter
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/
Just what does a Digital Engineer do? Find out by visiting the link below.
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
@amrcali2013 @F35demoteam @thef35 Contrary to news reports, that was not an F-35 from Hill Air Force Base.
Please be aware of #F35 night flying this week to maintain combat readiness 🪐⭐️🌎 https://t.co/I3bGdO58V5
In stealth mode, @thef35 can carry 5,700 pounds of internal ordnance. In beast mode, it hauls up to 22,000 pounds o… https://t.co/PVijmr8kLX
RT @UtahAirGuard: ...and we're helping keep them in the air! #AlwaysReady
RT @HAFB: Rumor control Hill AFB is NOT closed. We are in HPCON Charlie. These measures keep the installation consistent with the actions…
Here’s hoping the tough times fly by! In the meantime, @thef35 ops continue at @HAFB and our April UTA will be esse… https://t.co/4BhYW3vHu4
Update: @HAFB is now at HPCON Charlie. The base remains open with some restrictions/closures. For more information,… https://t.co/vzbF5Ej2AR
Tough news for our deployed reservists, their families, and their employers, but we are #ReserveResilient and will… https://t.co/8wdDDG7xpM
America, we’ve been here for you since 1955 🇺🇸 Eisenhower was president 🎵 “Unchained Melody” on the charts 🍔 First… https://t.co/cVQ1jN1LhK
A group of @419fw reservists recently volunteered to stock shelves at the @HAFB Commissary following their work shi… https://t.co/OGT7QO7v8h
Our commander has a COVID-19 update message for all 419 FW personnel https://t.co/J0IORD6wRe
RT @HAFB: Our Airmen are training and flying the @thef35 daily at Hill Air Force Base. We've segmented our operations to allow time and dis…
Even from a distance, we’re in this together. Please reach out if you need help. https://t.co/fS8F7eHOIo
The first confirmed case of COVID-19 @HAFB is outside of the 419th Fighter Wing, but reservists should continue to… https://t.co/O5wWMNqEIL
Starting soon! Bring your questions and concerns via Facebook live https://t.co/TfJLhMK9qL
RT @HAFB: As of today, Hill AFB is in HPCON Bravo and has declared a Public Health Emergency, consistent w Davis/Weber-Morgan county action…
Way to go, Maj. Coburn! https://t.co/T4jkNagUe2
Our advice during these challenging times? Keep looking up! We’re still carrying out @thef35 flying and maintenance… https://t.co/aFUGUNfvK7
As part of #WomenHistoryMonth, our commander looked back on some of the extraordinary women who paved the way throu… https://t.co/8baBblDOO6
Stay fit and #ReserveReady, but be aware that fitness tests are postponed until June due to coronavirus protective… https://t.co/4QDcQi9W5o