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  • 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

  • 419th LRS supports special operations group at Hurlburt Field

    HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. – Air Force reservists from the 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron traveled to Hurlburt Field, Florida, July 17-31 for annual training with the 1st Special Operations Group.The LRS includes reservists in fuel management, traffic management operations, logistics, and more. They

  • Reservist rides 500 miles with AF Cycling Team

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Despite summer heat and humidity, 2nd Lt. Steven Carroll pedaled more than 500 miles across the Midwest as a member of the U.S. Air Force Cycling Team during a popular event July 25-31.The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI, is a seven-day ride

  • 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

  • Hill reservists lend hand to Salvation Army

    FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida – Air Force reservists from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, serving on their two-week annual tour to Hurlburt Field, Florida, took some personal time July 22 to assist a local Salvation Army store.As part of a volunteer service project, Airmen from across the 419th Mission

  • Boot drive for Operation Heroes runs July 9-12

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Members from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings will host a boot drive to collect military combat boots of all conditions for Operation Heroes at Hangar 37 July 9-12.Operation Heroes is a non-profit organization that gives back to Utah’s Gold Star families, or families

  • Hill fighter wings to fly F-35s over Utah July 3

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A 33-year holiday tradition lives on as pilots from the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active-duty 388th Fighter Wing perform flyovers for 12 cities across Utah this Fourth of July weekend.Spectators may catch a glimpse of four F-35A Lightning II jets in

  • Pathologist assumes command of 419th Medical Squadron

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 419th Medical Squadron held a change of command ceremony here June 6 as Lt. Col. David Jackson relinquished command to Lt. Col. Adam Cole.Jackson has commanded the MDS since 2018, overseeing surgeons, nurses, emergency medical technicians, dentists, dental

  • In Focus: Staff Sgt. Madison Watkins

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Staff Sgt. Madison Watkins, 27, is an Air Force reservist in the 419th Force Support Squadron, where she serves on orders to help improve and revamp the training program. Born and raised in small-town Oklahoma, Watkins moved to Utah on a whim, closing her eyes and

  • Reservist named Utah’s Company Grade Officer of the Year

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing was named Company Grade Officer of the Year for the State of Utah on May 15.Capt. Mark Tappendorf was presented a trophy by Gov. Spencer Cox during Utah’s Servicemember of the Year awards, which took place in conjunction with the