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  • Utah reservist appointed circuit court judge in Wyoming

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A Utah reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing recently landed his civilian “dream job” as a circuit court judge in Albany County, Wyoming.Maj. Robert Sanford, who serves part time here as the 419th Security Forces Squadron commander, said his new job is one of only 24 such positions in the state.“I’ve always had my eye on a
  • Obstacle course tests Reserve Airmen’s leadership, builds camaraderie

    CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah – “You might get wet,” the email stated to the Reserve Airmen who took up the challenge to run through various obstacle courses Friday at Camp Williams, a training site operated by the Utah National Guard.More than 130 reservists from the wing’s 67th Aerial Port Squadron participated in the Leadership Reaction Course on Sept.
  • In Focus: Master Sgt. Janet Lindsay

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Master Sgt. Janet Lindsay is a special handling supervisor in the 67th Aerial Port Squadron. She recently sewed on master sergeant, completed a doctorate in education, and is a middle school principal and parent to seven-year-old Jeremiah. To say that she’s had a busy schedule is a bit of an understatement.“Working in
  • Commentary: Personal growth and lessons from a bonsai

    “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”  -- Zig ZiglarI came across an online ad for bonsai trees. Have you ever seen a bonsai tree? You know, they look like little replicas of big trees. I’d seen them before but never really gave much thought to why they’re so
  • In History: 419th becomes first Reserve unit to fly F-35A

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – In more recent history, this week marks five years since the Air Force ushered in a new era of combat air power, when Hill AFB received the first two operational F-35As on Sept. 2, 2015.Hill's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing were the first combat-coded units to fly and maintain the Air
  • Commentary: Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

    September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, and it’s especially important in our community due to the high rates of suicide and suicide attempts in Utah.According to the Utah Department of Health, a yearly average of 627 Utahns die by suicide and 4,574 attempt suicide. That means, on average, two Utahns die by suicide and 13 are treated
  • Wing launches new way for Airmen, leaders to connect

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – As social distancing and quarantine have become part of the “new normal” during the coronavirus pandemic, the 419th Fighter Wing is offering new ways for Airmen and wing leaders to stay connected. Last month, the wing joined the Air Force Connect mobile app, designed to deliver timely and relevant information to Airmen
  • Staying safe and healthy all summer

    As the summer months wind down, leadership at all levels advocate for the continued health and safety of our Airmen and Space Professionals on and off duty. The Air and Space Forces top five leaders continued the conversation with a recently released memorandum encouraging vigilance in combatting the threats of coronavirus and injury from
  • 419th hosts first ever virtual commander’s call

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Col. Matthew Fritz, 419th Fighter Wing commander, hosted the wing’s first ever virtual commander’s call here Sunday. Out of an abundance of caution due to recent challenges from COVID-19, Fritz chose the virtual format to get information to the nearly 1,300 reservists who drill with the 419th each month. The socially
  • 419th goes mobile with Air Force Connect app

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The latest news, updates, and resources from the 419th Fighter Wing can now be accessed from the palm of your hand, as the wing joins the Air Force Connect mobile app.The smartphone app is designed to deliver timely and relevant information to Airmen, their families, and members of the local community. It is available in
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