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  • Wing announces enlisted promotions for March

    Congratulations to the following 419th Fighter Wing reservists who were promoted March 1: Maintenance SquadronChief Master Sgt. Jesse HauptChief Master Sgt. John StultsAirman 1st Class Miguel PerezAircraft Maintenance SquadronSenior Master Sgt. Joel KunzeStaff Sgt. Zachary StephensCivil Engineer

  • In Focus: Senior Airman Abigail Lowe

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Senior Airman Abigail Lowe, 419th Medical Squadron, was initially drawn to Utah for the mountains and snowboarding. For Lowe, snowboarding is not just a hobby; it’s a passion.She began snowboarding at 14, participating in competitive terrain park snowboarding in her home

  • Reservists leave civilian jobs, deploy to support NATO efforts

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- A group of reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing have deployed this week to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to support NATO efforts to bolster readiness and security in the region. The deployment is a joint effort with active-duty Airmen in the 388th Fighter Wing.The 419th

  • 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

  • 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

  • 419th Fighter Wing commander shares holiday message

    Here we are again, another December UTA to round out another year. We could use an array of words to describe 2021 – unexpected, challenging, hopeful, frustrating. Maybe a bit of each. But however we define these past 12 months, there’s one thing on which we can all agree: they seem to fly by faster