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  • For third time, Hill AFB fighter wings deploy F-35As to Middle East

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- For the third time in approximately 12 months, Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings here deployed F-35A Lighting IIs into combat.The 421st Fighter Squadron departed Hill AFB recently for Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, to support the United States Air

  • First group of Airmen from Hill’s fighter wings return home

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Today, the first wave of Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings returned home following a six-month deployment to the Middle East.The deployment, which started in November 2019, was the first F-35 Immediate Response Force deployment as well as

  • Three of four brothers in 419 FW deploy to Middle East

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Three brothers, all members of the 419th Fighter Wing, all deployed.Tech. Sgt. Andrew Potter, Staff Sgt. David Potter, and Staff Sgt. Samuel Potter are reservists in the wing’s 67th Aerial Port Squadron. The brothers were called to serve in the Middle East at the same

  • Hill Airmen return from first F-35A combat deployment

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Last week, Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings returned home following a six-month deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.The 4th Fighter Squadron’s deployment, which started in April, was the first F-35A Lightning II combat

  • 419th MSG reservists deploy to Middle East

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A group of reservists from the 419th Mission Support Group departed last week as part of a long-planned deployment to the Middle East.The group was one of several within the MSG deploying to the region this month to support ongoing efforts underway throughout U.S. Air

  • Reservists home after three months in Middle East

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A group of F-35A maintainers from the 419th Fighter Wing returned home today after a three-month deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base the United Arab Emirates, where they participated in ongoing operations throughout U.S. Air Forces Central Command.The team deployed alongside

  • Hill’s fighter wings demonstrate global reach with F-35A

    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- From Europe to the Middle East and the high desert of Idaho, the Air Force’s first combat-coded F-35A Lightning II squadrons demonstrated their global reach this week.In a seven-day span, Airmen from Hill Air Force Base’s active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter

  • 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

  • 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