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  • In History: 419th CES helps rebuild Honduran village

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – With F-35 fighter jets flying over Utah skies daily, locals have come to know the 419th Fighter Wing primarily for its combat mission. But since the unit activated in 1955, Air Force reservists here have also deployed countless times in support of humanitarian missions.In

  • Wing announces enlisted promotions for February

    Congratulations to the following 419th Fighter Wing reservists who were promoted Feb. 1: Maintenance SquadronMaster Sgt. Jacob CanterLogistics Readiness SquadronTech Sgt. Marcus AyalaStaff Sgt. Aaron GarciaStaff Sgt. Cisco JohnsonSecurity Forces SquadronTech. Sgt. Travis SandersStaff Sgt. Chance

  • Hill fighter wings head to Red Flag 22-1 with F-35A

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Reserve pilots and maintainers from the 419th Fighter Wing will join their active-duty partners in the 388th Fighter Wing this week at Red Flag, the Air Force’s premier combat exercise that takes place at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada several times a year.The wings have

  • In Focus: Staff Sgt. Vincent Diaz

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Staff Sgt. Vincent Diaz, a crew chief with the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, initially joined the Air Force to help pay for his education. Once he arrived, he found meaning in his work as a crew chief, which led to him to change course and become an air reserve

  • Hand-painting and high-tech stealth for F-35A

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – How do you make a 51-foot-long, 35-foot-wide fighter jet undetectable? There's no black magic that exists to make the F-35A Lightning II invisible, but it does have masking features which make it challenging to detect, track or target by radar with missiles or by an enemy

  • UPDATE: Hill fighter wings conducting night flying into February

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah --  The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings will conduct local night-flying operations with the F-35A Lightning II on most weekdays starting this week through February.  During this period, flying is scheduled to be completed by approximately 10:30 p.m., but

  • 2021: A Year in Review

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – For reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing, the year flew by much like the F-35 – lightning fast.The wing began the New Year by tackling the previous year’s biggest challenge, the COVID-19 pandemic. January’s drill saw the first vaccinations for front-line reservists such

  • In Focus: Senior Airman Zachary Kafton

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Senior Airman Zachary Kafton, 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron, is a Utah native, born and raised in Clinton. He has an inspiring military heritage that sparked an interest from a young age.Kafton’s maternal grandfather served in the Navy and his paternal grandfather

  • Hill fighter wings conducting night flying next two weeks

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings will conduct local night-flying operations with the F-35A Lightning II on most weekdays through Dec. 21.  During this period, flying is scheduled to be completed by 10 p.m., but these times may change based on a

  • The right gear for the mission

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – To respond to real-world threats and remain ready to deploy, reservists here are required to participate in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear training, better known as CBRN.This training would be impossible without the proper equipment, which is where the