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  • 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 who have lost a loved one serving in the U.S.
  • 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 formation between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The jets will fly
  • 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 hygienists, as well as pharmacy, optometry, bioenvironmental
  • 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 pointing her finger to a random point on a map. She said
  • 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 annual Armed Forces Day concert in Murray. Other
  • 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 high-tech capabilities and explained how Airmen
  • 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 10, 2021.During their time in the European theater,
  • 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 understanding what to do if we were deployed,” said Senior
  • 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 Maintenance SquadronMaster Sgt. David BatmanMaster Sgt.
  • 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 stationed – from Washington to Florida. Lee’s father