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  • 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

  • Fighter wings host county employees from across Utah

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active duty 388th Fighter Wing hosted a group of commissioners and other county employees from across Utah on May 11. During the visit, the group got an up-close look at the F-35. Leaders from both wings highlighted the jet’s

  • Hill's fighter wings deploy F-35 to France

    MONT-DE-MARSAN AIR BASE, France -- U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft and Airmen from the 4th Fighter Squadron, compromised of active duty Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing and reservists from the 419th FW, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, arrived at Mont-de-Marsan Air Base, France, May

  • Reservists conduct wing-wide exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 419th Fighter Wing participated in a wing-wide readiness exercise May 1 to assess the wing’s ability to maintain effective command and control while in a contested, degraded, and operationally limited environment.“The biggest takeaway from this exercise is

  • Wing announces enlisted promotions for May

    Congratulations to the 419th Fighter Wing reservists who were promoted May 1:67th Aerial Port SquadronSenior Master Sgt. Randy HyerTech. Sgt. Braxton BecksteadTech. Sgt. Zachary AltenburgTech. Sgt. Zachary BonteStaff Sgt. Amy BarnesStaff Sgt. Coltin McClainStaff Sgt. Kristen TorresAircraft

  • In Focus: Senior Airman Chasidy Lee

    The “In Focus” series is a monthly feature that puts the spotlight on some of the 419th Fighter Wing’s best and brightest Reserve Citizen Airmen.Senior Airman Chasidy Lee understands what it means to be part of an Air Force family. Growing up, her family frequently moved to where her father was

  • Utah reservists critical to mission at Hill AFB

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Senior Airman Thomas Rich, a crew chief in the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, signals to an F-35A Lightning II pilot during launch procedures here April 10.The 419th Fighter Wing’s unit training assembly, or UTA weekend, is a monthly drill where nearly 1,300 Air

  • 419th honors top performing Airmen, civilians

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 419th Fighter Wing is continually adapting in order to fulfill its mission while observing COVID-19 protocols. That’s why this year, the wing’s annual Outstanding Airman of the Year ceremony was held virtually April 11. The ceremony honors the wing’s top performing

  • In Focus: Airman 1st Class Kristie Turturro

    The “In Focus” series is a monthly feature that puts the spotlight on some of the 419th Fighter Wing’s best and brightest Reserve Citizen Airmen.Airman 1st Class Kristie Turturro, 31, is a medical administrator in the 419th Medical Squadron who joined the Air Force Reserve in January 2020.Although