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  • Hill reservists, active duty team up for F-35 deployment to Germany

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Air Force Reserve pilots, maintainers, and support personnel from the 419th Fighter Wing joined their active-duty counterparts in the 388th Fighter Wing in deploying the F-35A Lightning II to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.The jets arrived at Spangdahlem today to bolster

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Maintainers face off during weapons load competition

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Reserve and active-duty maintainers from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings went head-to-head during an F-35 weapons load competition here Sept. 24, 2021. During the timed and graded competition, maintainers put their training to the test and proved their combat readiness.

  • AFRC commander talks Reserve successes, future vision

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, spoke about how the Air Force Reserve is critical to providing capability and capacity for the nation during a panel discussion at the annual Air, Space & Cyber Conference today in National Harbor,

  • Hill's Reserve recruiters to exceed fiscal 2021 goal

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Reserve recruiters for the 419th Fighter Wing are projected to surpass their fiscal 2021 goal, adding approximately 182 new reservists to the wing.Due to the impact of COVID-19, recruitment goals were adjusted and a new system allowed recruiters more flexibility to do