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  • Hill Airmen bring fifth-gen capabilities to Europe

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Airmen deployed from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently wrapped up the U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II's first participation in a large European air-and-missile defense exercise.The focus of the multi-national

  • Reservist flies Hill's 10,000th F-35A sortie

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Maj. Daniel Toftness, a reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing, departs for a sortie in an F-35A Lightning II Oct. 18, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The flight marked the 10,000th sortie with the aircraft at Hill since the first operational F-35s arrived in September

  • Fighter wings train to load, fire F-35A cannon

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 388th Fighter Wing and 419th Fighter Wings were the first operational units to load and fire the F-35A’s cannon during training Aug. 13, and what they learned will influence how they train and fight.Loading and firing the cannon was one of the few capabilities the

  • Hill F-35A maintainers passing the Pacific TSP test

    Five weeks into the first F-35A Pacific Theater Security Package deployment the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit team is at full stride.Maintainers in the Pacific location and in Utah, home of the 34th AMU under the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings are coming together to make the first TSP a success and

  • Hill Airmen mastering first F-35A Pacific deployment

    More than 300 Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings and 12 F-35As are conducting business for the next six months on the subtropical Japanese island of Okinawa during a deployment known as a Theater Security Package.Their business is to fly the F-35A, integrate with Kadena Air Base’s F-15Cs

  • Fighter wings test F-35A ammunition loader

    The 388th Fighter Wing, the Air Force’s first F-35 operational wing, recently received five F-35A bulk ammunition loaders for field use. Airmen extensively tested one of the loaders June 6-9 during an engineering validation and verification evaluation here. The mobile loader lets weapons experts

  • Hill generates 3,000th F-35 sortie, adopts upgraded ALIS

    Maintainers from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing recently generated the 3,000th F-35A sortie.That sortie, and all others flown that day, was carried out with the new version of the Autonomic Logistics Information System. ALIS is the F-35A’s information technology

  • Maintainers compete for Load Crew of the Year

    Maintainers from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings went head-to-head at a bomb-loading competition at Hill AFB Feb. 24 to determine the load crew of the year. Teams consisted of previous load-crew-of-the-quarter winners.