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  • In Focus: Senior Airman Annette Herbert

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Senior Airman Annette Herbert was already married and raising three teenagers when she joined the Air Force Reserve. She made her decision at 36, was sworn in at 37, and turned 38 while at basic military training.“Some of the girls at BMT were pretty young, had just

  • Hill AFB hosting weapons evaluations over next two weeks

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Communities surrounding Hill Air Force Base may notice an increase in flying over the next two weeks as the Air Force conducts joint weapons system evaluations here.From Aug. 16-27, F-16s from Aviano Air Base, Italy, and F-35As from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., will be

  • Video: New 419th FW command chief talks priorities

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Chief Master Sgt. Heather Richins introduced herself and talked about her vision and priorities as the 419th Fighter Wing's new command chief.Watch the video on the 419th DVIDS page or YouTube channel. 

  • An inside look at F-35 pilot helmet fittings

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Reservists in the 419th Operations Support Squadron play a crucial role to ensure the safety of pilots assigned to the 419th Fighter Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s only combat-capable F-35 unit. “We are responsible for maintaining and repairing pilot gear to ensure

  • Fighter wings host county employees from across Utah

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active duty 388th Fighter Wing hosted a group of commissioners and other county employees from across Utah on May 11. During the visit, the group got an up-close look at the F-35. Leaders from both wings highlighted the jet’s

  • Hill fighter wings will continue night flying into May

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will continue local night-flying operations on most weekdays through the third week of May.During this period, flying is scheduled to be completed between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. These times may

  • Total Force Recruiting: The first step to winning the high-end fight

    As I prepared to assume responsibilities as the Command Chief for Air Force Recruiting Service, an organization recently re-tooled as an Air Force Total Force command, I found myself trying to understand this new mantra of “Total Force Recruiting.” To truly answer though, I had to start with the

  • Utah reservists critical to mission at Hill AFB

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Senior Airman Thomas Rich, a crew chief in the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, signals to an F-35A Lightning II pilot during launch procedures here April 10.The 419th Fighter Wing’s unit training assembly, or UTA weekend, is a monthly drill where nearly 1,300 Air

  • 419th honors top performing Airmen, civilians

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 419th Fighter Wing is continually adapting in order to fulfill its mission while observing COVID-19 protocols. That’s why this year, the wing’s annual Outstanding Airman of the Year ceremony was held virtually April 11. The ceremony honors the wing’s top performing