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  • In History: Wing's epic 24-ship flyover

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- On June 4, 1983, the 419th Tactical Fighter Wing, as it was then known, hosted a farewell tribute to the F-105 Thunderchief. The highlight of the day was a perfect 24-ship formation flyover at Hill AFB.The rare operation produced a memorable formation befitting a proud heritage, as by then the 419th had flown the “Thud”
  • 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 F-35 wings complete three weeks of training in Alaska

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Airmen from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing returned Saturday after three weeks of training in Alaska, including Red Flag 20-3 at Eielson Air Force Base.Red Flag is a large force combat exercise that takes place several times each year at both Eielson and Nellis AFB, Nev.,
  • 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
  • 419th Airmen deploy during holiday season

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Members of the 419th Fighter Wing arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sunday to support ongoing F-35A missions in the region. There they joined members from Hill’s active duty 388th FW, who arrived about a week earlier.The deployed team is made up of F-35A pilots, maintainers, and support personnel.
  • Hill AFB fighter wings begin night flying

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings will conduct local night flying operations Nov. 12-22.While most flying will end by 10:30 p.m., some flights will be later than normal.Local residents will notice increased activity during the evening hours as pilots continue to sharpen their night-time combat flying
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