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  • Video: Hill Airmen participate in total force exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing participated in a rigorous training exercise last week aimed at testing their combat capability.Pilots and maintainers from the wings have been flying and generating roughly 80 sorties per day, some into the nighttime hours.View the video.Mission support
  • F-35 wings test combat capability

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing participated in a rigorous training exercise this week aimed at testing their combat capability. Pilots and maintainers from the wings have been flying and generating roughly 80 sorties per day, some into the nighttime hours.“Conducting an exercise during
  • Hill AFB's fighter wings to conduct night flying during combat exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Communities surrounding Hill Air Force Base will notice flying operations late into the evening Sept. 14-17 as the base’s fighter wings conduct a local combat exercise.The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will fly roughly 80 sorties per day, with some lasting until 1 a.m. The flying schedule
  • 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
  • Hill F-35 wings complete three weeks of training in Alaska

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Airmen from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing returned Saturday after three weeks of training in Alaska, including Red Flag 20-3 at Eielson Air Force Base.Red Flag is a large force combat exercise that takes place several times each year at both Eielson and Nellis AFB, Nev.,
  • 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
  • Air Force looking for innovators for Spark Tank 2021

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 2021 Spark Tank campaign for Airmen Powered by Innovation is in full force and the Air Force is looking for innovators to offer ideas on how to improve processes across the branch. Spark Tank offers the opportunity to get Airmen’s ideas the resources and visibility to make them a reality. Winners from the 2020 Spark
  • 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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