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  • Hill F-35A units assist in F-16 fighter training

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Brand new F-16 pilots received a unique training experience here with the help of the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings and the F-35A Lightning II.For the last two weeks, F-16 basic course students and instructor pilots from the 311th Fighter Squadron at

  • Hill AFB bids farewell to 'Viper'

    Hill AFB officially ended an era Friday at a Viper Out ceremony celebrating 38-years of the F-16 at the base. Current and former military members, pilots, maintainers, civic leaders and friends packed Hangar 37 to bid farewell to the plane dubbed the Viper, because of its appearance at take-off. The

  • New tail commemorates final Hill AFB F-16

    The last operational Hill AFB F-16 Fighting Falcon, set to leave in September, will depart for reassignment to Holloman AFB with a new tail design commemorating the jet’s 38 years here.

  • Last of F-16 fleet at Hill goes through phase

    As the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings transition from the F-16 Fighting Falcon to the F-35A Lightning II, milestones occur frequently. Another milestone is currently underway; the 388th and 419th Maintenance Squadrons are performing their final phase inspection on a Hill AFB F-16.

  • Maintainers compete for Load Crew of the Year

    Maintainers from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings went head-to-head at a bomb-loading competition at Hill AFB Feb. 24 to determine the load crew of the year. Teams consisted of previous load-crew-of-the-quarter winners.

  • Hill Airmen return from Afghanistan

     Nearly 300 active duty and Reserve Airmen assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, known as the Black Widows, returned here Tuesday following a nearly eight-month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The 421st FS spent more than 10,000 hours in the skies, flying 2,800 sorties and dropping

  • Pilot takes final flight in F-16

    Col. David Castaneda, 419th Fighter Wing pilot, took his final flight in the F-16 Fighting Falcon here April 2. Family and coworkers gathered on Hill’s flightline to congratulate Castaneda on his achievement during the wing’s drill weekend.   The newly promoted colonel leaves this month to learn to