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  • Weapons evaluations begins at Hill, F-35s deploy to Tyndall

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Communities surrounding Hill Air Force Base will notice an increase in flying over the next two weeks as the Air Force conducts a weapons evaluation here.Next week, F-35’s from the base's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing, along with F-16s from Shaw AFB, S.C., AC-130 gunships from Hurlburt
  • Wing hosts 10th Air Force commander

    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
  • Overnight flying expected from Hill AFB this week

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Communities surrounding Hill Air Force Base will hear increased activity during night-time hours next week as a number of aircraft will depart after midnight and return in the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 20 and Oct. 23.The departure and return times are necessary for the aircraft to make round-trip flights in support of an
  • Video: Hill Airmen participate in total force exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing participated in a rigorous training exercise last week aimed at testing their combat capability.Pilots and maintainers from the wings have been flying and generating roughly 80 sorties per day, some into the nighttime hours.View the video.Mission support
  • 419th Fighter Wing to fly F-35s over Utah on July 4

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – For many communities across Northern Utah, Independence Day will look very different this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But one familiar tradition will live on as Air Force Reserve pilots from the 419th Fighter Wing perform flyovers.Utahns may catch a glimpse of four F-35A Lightning II jets as they make
  • IN FOCUS: Senior Airman Matthew Hicks

    The “In Focus” series is a monthly feature that puts the spotlight on some of the 419th Fighter Wing’s best and brightest Reserve Citizen Airmen. Find it on Instagram @419fwLife as a reservist can be a juggling act, and being a father of four is also no easy feat. Combine the two and you get the life of Senior Airman Matthew Hicks from the 419th
  • Fritz takes command of 419 FW

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – During this weekend’s monthly Unit Training Assembly, the 419th Fighter Wing will welcome new commander, Col. Matthew "Eddie" Fritz. Fritz previously served as commander for the 44th Fighter Group, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. He replaced Col. Regina "Torch" Sabric, who had served as commander since April 2018. Due
  • Hill F-35 maintainers speed egress inspection, servicing

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Westover, a reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing, and Staff Sgt. Cameron Weston from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing, are Hill’s first fully qualified egress technicians. Their efforts are improving aircraft availability numbers by decreasing downtime in the process for inspecting and servicing
  • First group of Airmen from Hill’s fighter wings return home

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Today, the first wave of Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings returned home following a six-month deployment to the Middle East.The deployment, which started in November 2019, was the first F-35 Immediate Response Force deployment as well as the second F-35A Lightning II combat deployment.
  • 9,000th F-35 maintainer headed to 419 FW

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Airman 1st Class Benjamin Missel graduated as the 9,000th F-35 maintainer from the training program here March 13.Following graduation, Missel reported to Luke AFB, Arizona, for follow-on training. Missel is an Air Force reservist assigned to the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB, Utah.“We’re so proud of the work done by