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  • Weapons evaluations begins at Hill, F-35s deploy to Tyndall

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Communities surrounding Hill Air Force Base will notice an increase in flying over the next two weeks as the Air Force conducts a weapons evaluation here.Next week, F-35’s from the base's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing, along with F-16s from Shaw AFB, S.C., AC-130 gunships from Hurlburt
  • 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 fighter wings receive final F-35A Lightning II

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hill’s fighter wings received their final F-35A Lightning II Dec. 17. The delivery brings the total number of aircraft at Hill to 78.“This is a great milestone,” said Col. Steven Behmer, 388th Fighter Wing commander. “It marks the end of the beginning for us. Since receiving our first aircraft, our Airmen, alongside the
  • Reservists invited to Military Salute Picnic Aug. 2

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – All military personnel and their families are invited to the Military Salute Picnic at the base’s Centennial Park Aug. 2.The annual event is hosted by the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee to thank active duty, Guard, and Reserve personnel for their service. This year, the picnic falls on the Friday before the 419th
  • Hill Airmen bring fifth-gen capabilities to Europe

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Airmen deployed from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently wrapped up the U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II's first participation in a large European air-and-missile defense exercise.The focus of the multi-national exercise, Astral Knight 2019, was to defend several
  • Reserve recruiter brings active duty experience to 419th

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – As the 419th Fighter Wing continues to capture talent and experience from Airmen leaving active duty, Tech. Sgt. Casey George steps in as the Air Force Reserve unit’s new in-service recruiter here.“Airmen who transition into the Reserve bring a wealth of experience and knowledge,” George said. “As a recruiter, I work
  • Reservist helps improve F-35 tire process

    For years, the wheel shop here has disassembled, inspected, repaired, built, and delivered reliable tires and wheels for F-16 Fighting Falcons. That reliability and 24-hour turnaround service will remain intact as the base's operational mission transitions to the F-35A Lightning II.The F-35 tire change process has become more efficient thanks to an
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