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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Two exercises bring additional aircraft to Utah

    Residents around Hill may notice an increase in aircraft arrivals and departures Aug. 7-18 as the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron conducts the U.S. Air Force air-to-ground exercise known as Combat Hammer and air-to-air exercise known as Combat Archer.

  • Hill generates 3,000th F-35 sortie, adopts upgraded ALIS

    Maintainers from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing recently generated the 3,000th F-35A sortie.That sortie, and all others flown that day, was carried out with the new version of the Autonomic Logistics Information System. ALIS is the F-35A’s information technology

  • New hours for Hill's West, Roy Gates

    The Hill AFB West Gate will become a 24/7 access entry control point starting April 17. When the change occurs, the Roy Gate's new hours will be 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and it will be closed on weekends and federal holidays.

  • F-35A, maintainers proving reliable at Red Flag

    When it comes to the F-35A, much is made of the edge its fifth-generation technology gives pilots, but America’s newest fighter aircraft is also proving capable in the hands of maintainers.

  • Ogden ALC delivers 12th F-35A

    The Ogden Air Logistics Complex recently completed modifications on the 12th F-35A Lightning II for the Air Force's active-duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing.The June 30 delivery gives the two wings the minimum number of aircraft required to reach "initial operational

  • Idaho deployment to push F-35 limits

    Seven F-35A aircraft and 160 personnel from Hill Air Force Base will depart this week for rigorous operational testing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, through June 17. This marks the first time Hill's operational F-35s will travel out of state for training.The F-35A pilots and maintainers