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  • Hill Airmen deploy F-35A for large combat exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing here are deploying to Nellis AFB, Nev., to take on a tough adversary – other Airmen.Approximately 200 Airmen from Hill AFB will participate in Red Flag 21-1 from Jan. 25 to Feb. 12.The exercise is the Air

  • 2020: A Year in Review

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Despite a year of changes and challenges worldwide, the 419th Fighter Wing continued its legacy of national defense, humanitarian aid, and community support.The wing launched into 2020 on a high note, with a colossal show of force that highlighted the F-35A Lightning II’s

  • Scobee highlights Reserve contributions, future priorities

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, highlighted the contributions of the more than 70,000 Reserve Citizen Airmen during an extremely busy 2020 and shared the Air Force Reserve future priorities during the Reserve Forces Policy Board’s

  • Hill tests near-instant launch capabilities of fighter wings

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Last week, Team Hill carried out a short-notice exercise, launching F-35A Lightning IIs to intercept two civilian “red air” aircraft over the Utah Test and Training Range.The exercise tested the ability of the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings to perform

  • Virtual is new reality for Development and Training Flight

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The Development and Training Flight has taken their training to the cyber realm to ensure the health and safety of the 419th Fighter Wing’s future Airmen during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.The DTF prepares newly enlisted trainees for Basic Military Training, giving them

  • AFRC leaders provide update on strategic priorities

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, commander of Air Force Reserve Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, AFRC’s command chief master sergeant, issued a memorandum for all Reserve Citizen Airmen November 30 titled AFR Strategic Priorities – Our Current Progress and Future Path. Here is the text of the

  • AF Reserve Tuition Assistance Update

    Department of the Air Force officials recently announced a reduction in tuition assistance benefits from $4,500 to $3,750 per fiscal year. This change, however, applies only to the military tuition assistance program (MilTA) and does not impact the Reserve tuition assistance program (ResTA).

  • Airmen return to Utah after six-month deployment

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hundreds of Airmen from the expeditionary 421st Fighter Squadron returned here Sunday following a six-month deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.The deployment, in support of the United States Air Force Central Command mission, included Airmen from the

  • Operations Support Squadron welcomes new commander

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Lt. Col. Jayson Rickard assumed command of the 419th Operations Support Squadron from Lt. Col. Erik Fiederer Oct. 18, 2020, during the wing’s training weekend here.  During the ceremony, Fiederer called Rickard a “benchmark example” of being a leader during good and bad

  • Wing hosts 10th Air Force commander

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Maj. Gen. Brian Borgen, 10th Air Force commander, visited the 419th Fighter Wing during the October training weekend to get an update on the wing's mission and to visit with Airmen.Wing leaders gave Borgen an update on how F-35 operations here have evolved since the 419th