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  • Santa zooms to Hill AFB for early Christmas

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Santa took a break from his busy schedule to visit the 419th Fighter Wing for an early holiday surprise. When the jolly old elf stopped by Hangar 37 for the wing’s annual Christmas party, he arrived in style, flying an F-35 Lightning II in lieu of his traditional sleigh.Santa greeted children, passed out presents, and
  • 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 seriously.Maintainers are notorious for paying “close
  • In Focus: Senior Airman Colby Cook

    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. Find it on Instagram @419fwMeet one of our deployed reservists, Senior Airman Colby Cook, an F-35 crew chief in the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. He is currently serving in Europe with a Theater
  • Hill F-35As arrive at Spangdahlem

    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- The U.S. Air Force has deployed one squadron of F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft, Airmen, and associated equipment to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, at Hill AFB, Utah, to participate in exercises and conduct training with other Europe-based aircraft as part of a Theater
  • In Focus: Staff Sgt. Hailey Sloat

    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. Find it on Instagram @419fwMeet one of our deployed reservists, Staff Sgt. Hailey Sloat, a weapons load crew member in the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron currently serving in the United Arab
  • 419 FW looks to hire additional F-35 maintainers

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Last week, the 419th Fighter Wing hosted a hiring fair to fill 117 maintenance positions for the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, the F-35 Lightning II.During the event, 17 new maintainers were hired and an additional 18 were scheduled for follow-up interviews, leaving many positions still available. Eligible
  • Hill Airmen depart for F-35A’s first Middle East deployment

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – F-35A pilots, maintainers, and support personnel from the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active duty 388th Fighter Wing deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates last week – the first Middle East deployment for the U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II.The group is made up of personnel from the
  • Hill Airmen set for F-35 deployment to Japan

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – About 100 reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing will join their active duty counterparts in the 388th Fighter Wing for the first F-35A operational deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region next month.   In total, approximately 300 Airmen and 12 F-35s from Hill AFB will deploy for a six-month rotation to Kadena Air
  • Red Flag proves ‘intense’ for F-35A pilots

    Red Flag 17-1 is living up to its reputation as a grueling and rigorous test of fighter pilot skills, according to Hill Air Force Base F-35A pilots participating in the premier air-to-air combat exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10.   The three-week exercise has friendly "Blue Force" taking on enemy "Red Force"
  • 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.
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