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Wing showcases mission during visit from 10th Air Force leaders

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 419th Fighter Wing hosted its former wing commander, Maj. Gen. Bryan Radliff, now serving as Commander of 10th Air Force at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. Radliff visited here alongside Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy Malcom, 10th AF command chief, during the wing’s monthly drill weekend.  

The two-day visit gave 10th AF leaders a chance to speak with wing leadership and Airmen about their accomplishments and challenges over the past couple of years. Radliff and Malcom also hosted a lunch with Airmen to answer questions and to discuss the importance of resilience in their life and careers.

“This is always the best part of our day,” Radliff told the Airmen. “We take all of this information back, because our job is to advocate for you. No people have as much impact on the mission as you do.”

The general’s visit included in-depth tours of several squadrons within the wing, showcasing the diversity of talent among Hill’s reservists.

Several outstanding Airmen were recognized and coined for their accomplishments as Radliff met with reservists in the aerial port squadron, communications flight, logistics readiness squadron, services flight, security forces squadron, civil engineer squadron, medical squadron, and various shops within the operations and maintenance groups.

Radliff served here as wing commander from 2012 to 2015, overseeing the wing’s transition from the F-16 Fighting Falcon to the fifth-generation F-35A Lightning II.

The 419th FW is home to more than 1,200 Reserve Citizen Airmen who train one weekend a month and two weeks per year to deploy in support of combat and humanitarian missions around the world.