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  • Maintainers ensure F-35A stays safe, stealthy

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – If every other system on a fighter aircraft fails, there’s one that has to work. The ejection system.No one likes talking about it, but it’s a fact of aviation, and the Airmen responsible for maintaining that system on the F-35A Lightning II take their jobs very

  • 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

  • Fighter wings train to load, fire F-35A cannon

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 388th Fighter Wing and 419th Fighter Wings were the first operational units to load and fire the F-35A’s cannon during training Aug. 13, and what they learned will influence how they train and fight.Loading and firing the cannon was one of the few capabilities the

  • Hill AFB units increase flying for weapons evaluations

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Residents around Hill may notice an increase in aircraft arrivals and departures Aug. 6-24 as Hill’s active duty 388th Fighter Wing, the Reserve 419th FW and 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron conduct the U.S. Air Force air-to-ground exercise known as Combat Hammer and

  • Tour of Utah passing through Hill

    For the second year in a row, the Tour of Utah professional bicycle race is scheduled to pass through Hill AFB approximately between 1:30-2:30 p.m. Aug. 9. There will be some impact to gates and traffic on base while the cyclists ride a circular route through the installation. Motorists should be

  • Hill F-35A maintainers passing the Pacific TSP test

    Five weeks into the first F-35A Pacific Theater Security Package deployment the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit team is at full stride.Maintainers in the Pacific location and in Utah, home of the 34th AMU under the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings are coming together to make the first TSP a success and

  • Hill Airmen mastering first F-35A Pacific deployment

    More than 300 Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings and 12 F-35As are conducting business for the next six months on the subtropical Japanese island of Okinawa during a deployment known as a Theater Security Package.Their business is to fly the F-35A, integrate with Kadena Air Base’s F-15Cs

  • 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.

  • F-35As fly in weapons evaluation

    Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings supported and flew their F-35A Lightning II aircraft during Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air Force’s newest fighter jets.