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Maj. Gen. Brian Borgen, 10th Air Force commander, speaks with Senior Master Sgt. Dolores Beard, superintendent of plans and programs in the 419th Security Forces Squadron

Maj. Gen. Brian Borgen, 10th Air Force commander, speaks with Senior Master Sgt. Dolores Beard, superintendent of plans and programs in the 419th Security Forces Squadron, and other SFS leaders Oct. 17, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Borgen toured the SFS and thanked its members for their service, and in particular those who are also civilian law enforcement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Pham)

Maj. Gen. Brian Borgen, 10th Air Force commander, conducts a Q&A with Airmen across the 419th Fighter Wing Oct. 17, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

Maj. Gen. Brian Borgen, 10th Air Force commander, conducts a Q&A with Airmen across the 419th Fighter Wing Oct. 17, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The reservists were chosen to represent their squadron during breakfast to discuss questions or concerns. The 419th FW is one of several fighter wings under Borgen’s command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Pham)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Maj. Gen. Brian Borgen, 10th Air Force commander, visited the 419th Fighter Wing during the October training weekend to get an update on the wing's mission and to visit with Airmen.

Wing leaders gave Borgen an update on how F-35 operations here have evolved since the 419th became the first Air Force Reserve unit to receive the fifth-generation aircraft in 2015. The wing flies and maintains a fleet of 78 jets alongside the active duty 388th Fighter Wing in a Total Force partnership.

Borgen was joined by Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy Malcolm, the 10th AF command chief. Outside the realm of F-35 operations and maintenance, the pair also spent time touring the wing’s mission support group, which is home to reservists serving in an array of diverse fields, including security forces, civil engineering, logistics readiness, aerial port, and medical.

The general also hosted a breakfast Oct. 17 to meet with some of the wing’s promising young Airmen and answer their questions about the Air Force Reserve.