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  • 466th Fighter Squadron welcomes new commander

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Lt. Col. Shad Stromberg assumed command of the 466th Fighter Squadron from Lt. Col. Bart Wilbanks here July 11.Stromberg enlisted in the 419th Medical Squadron as an aerospace medical technician in December 1996. He graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor’s

  • Hill fighter wings to fly F-35s over Utah July 3

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A 33-year holiday tradition lives on as pilots from the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active-duty 388th Fighter Wing perform flyovers for 12 cities across Utah this Fourth of July weekend.Spectators may catch a glimpse of four F-35A Lightning II jets in

  • Fighter wings host county employees from across Utah

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active duty 388th Fighter Wing hosted a group of commissioners and other county employees from across Utah on May 11. During the visit, the group got an up-close look at the F-35. Leaders from both wings highlighted the jet’s

  • Hill's fighter wings deploy F-35 to France

    MONT-DE-MARSAN AIR BASE, France -- U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft and Airmen from the 4th Fighter Squadron, compromised of active duty Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing and reservists from the 419th FW, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, arrived at Mont-de-Marsan Air Base, France, May

  • Hill fighter wings will continue night flying into May

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will continue local night-flying operations on most weekdays through the third week of May.During this period, flying is scheduled to be completed between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. These times may

  • CSAF visits Hill's fighter wings

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Today, Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., received briefings on the F-35A Lightning II during a visit to Hill Air Force Base. Brown met with leadership and Airmen from the active-duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings. As the Air Force’s first

  • Hill F-35 pilots prepare for worst-case water scenarios

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Pilots from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings underwent intensive water survival training Feb. 12 to ensure they’re prepared to face worst-case scenarios over open waters.  The F-35 pilots met with specialists in Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape – better known as

  • Reserve fighter pilot reaches 1,000 hours in F-35

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — A pilot in the 419th Fighter Wing became the Air Force Reserve’s first operational F-35 pilot to reach 1,000 flying hours in the Air Force's newest fighter jet here today. Maj. Daniel “Mental” Toftness joined the Reserve in August 2018 after 12 years on active duty. He

  • 419th maintainers named Load Crew of the Year

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Reserve maintainers from the 419th Fighter Wing went up against active duty maintainers in the 388th FW during an F-35 weapons load competition here Feb. 5.Crews selected to participate in the annual competition had previously competed in and won quarterly competitions,

  • Hill Airmen deploy F-35A for large combat exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing here are deploying to Nellis AFB, Nev., to take on a tough adversary – other Airmen.Approximately 200 Airmen from Hill AFB will participate in Red Flag 21-1 from Jan. 25 to Feb. 12.The exercise is the Air