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  • 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

  • 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

  • Wing announces enlisted promotions for December

    Congratulations to the following 419th Fighter Wing reservists who were promoted Dec. 1: Fighter WingSenior Master Sgt. Bryson JohnsonStaff Sgt. Anthony PhamCivil Engineer SquadronSenior Master Sgt. Ricardo RiveraTech. Sgt. Craig BrownSenior Airman William KendellAirman 1st Class Matthew

  • To honor with dignity: Reservists uphold legacy, tradition

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The base grows silent as buildings empty and streets clear at the end of the duty day, but one building remains lit as a small group of Airmen gather to continue their training into the evening.The 419th Fighter Wing Honor Guard is comprised of reservists who’ve decided

  • In Focus: Senior Airman Quishauwn Gaines

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – “I’m a musician,” said Senior Airman Quishauwn Gaines. “I play the piano, guitar, and I love to sing.”While in high school, Gaines learned to play by ear and expanded his musical talent by teaching himself the piano and most recently, the guitar.“I can listen to the music

  • Video: AFRC leaders talk current operations

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of the Air Force Reserve Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White,  Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of Air Force Reserve and Command Chief Master Sergeant of Air Force Reserve Command, update our Reserve Citizen Airmen on

  • In Focus: Senior Airman Nicholas Walters

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Senior Airman Nicholas Walters is driven by service – not only to those around him, but also to his nation.Initially on track to become a pharmacist, he realized he wanted to join the Air Force and did so in 2018.“I remember being in school and thinking, this isn’t for