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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 F-35 maintainers speed egress inspection, servicing

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Westover, a reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing, and Staff Sgt. Cameron Weston from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing, are Hill’s first fully qualified egress technicians. Their efforts are improving aircraft availability numbers by decreasing downtime in the process for inspecting and servicing
  • First group of Airmen from Hill’s fighter wings return home

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Today, the first wave of Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings returned home following a six-month deployment to the Middle East.The deployment, which started in November 2019, was the first F-35 Immediate Response Force deployment as well as the second F-35A Lightning II combat deployment.
  • AGE reservists keep F-35 ready for flight

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Aerospace Ground Equipment personnel from the 419th Maintenance Squadron are trained to maintain and repair the equipment that supplies electricity, hydraulic pressure, and air pressure to the F-35.From inspecting and troubleshooting to making hands-on repairs, these maintenance professionals ensure Hill’s fleet of F-35s
  • Hill brings F-35 to Red Flag for third year

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – For the third year, pilots and maintainers from the 419th Fighter Wing are joining the active duty 388th FW to bring the F-35A to Red Flag 20-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.Red Flag is known as the Air Force’s premier combat training exercise. The three-week effort tests air-to-air, air-to-ground, and space and cyber
  • Maintainers ensure F-35A stays safe, stealthy

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – If every other system on a fighter aircraft fails, there’s one that has to work. The ejection system.No one likes talking about it, but it’s a fact of aviation, and the Airmen responsible for maintaining that system on the F-35A Lightning II take their jobs very seriously.Maintainers are notorious for paying “close
  • Hill AFB fighter wings begin night flying

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings will conduct local night flying operations Nov. 12-22.While most flying will end by 10:30 p.m., some flights will be later than normal.Local residents will notice increased activity during the evening hours as pilots continue to sharpen their night-time combat flying
  • Hill generates 3,000th F-35 sortie, adopts upgraded ALIS

    Maintainers from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing recently generated the 3,000th F-35A sortie.That sortie, and all others flown that day, was carried out with the new version of the Autonomic Logistics Information System. ALIS is the F-35A’s information technology infrastructure.The 3,000th sortie departed May 22
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