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  • 2021: A Year in Review

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – For reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing, the year flew by much like the F-35 – lightning fast.The wing began the New Year by tackling the previous year’s biggest challenge, the COVID-19 pandemic. January’s drill saw the first vaccinations for front-line reservists such

  • In Focus: Senior Airman Quishauwn Gaines

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – “I’m a musician,” said Senior Airman Quishauwn Gaines. “I play the piano, guitar, and I love to sing.”While in high school, Gaines learned to play by ear and expanded his musical talent by teaching himself the piano and most recently, the guitar.“I can listen to the music

  • 419th Maintenance Group welcomes new commander

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 419th Maintenance Group welcomed Col. Aaron Milner as he assumed command during a ceremony here Sept. 12, 2021.Milner joined the Air Force in 2000, serving as an active-duty maintenance officer before switching to the Reserve in 2008. Prior to joining the 419th,

  • Commentary: 9/11 a day to remember service, sacrifice

    This weekend, as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, I’d ask that each of you join me in taking a moment to pause and reflect on the terrible events of that day.As we remember, let us also pledge to never forget. These attacks, which killed nearly

  • Reservist rides 500 miles with AF Cycling Team

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Despite summer heat and humidity, 2nd Lt. Steven Carroll pedaled more than 500 miles across the Midwest as a member of the U.S. Air Force Cycling Team during a popular event July 25-31.The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI, is a seven-day ride

  • Pathologist assumes command of 419th Medical Squadron

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 419th Medical Squadron held a change of command ceremony here June 6 as Lt. Col. David Jackson relinquished command to Lt. Col. Adam Cole.Jackson has commanded the MDS since 2018, overseeing surgeons, nurses, emergency medical technicians, dentists, dental

  • Fighter wings host county employees from across Utah

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active duty 388th Fighter Wing hosted a group of commissioners and other county employees from across Utah on May 11. During the visit, the group got an up-close look at the F-35. Leaders from both wings highlighted the jet’s

  • Reservists conduct wing-wide exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 419th Fighter Wing participated in a wing-wide readiness exercise May 1 to assess the wing’s ability to maintain effective command and control while in a contested, degraded, and operationally limited environment.“The biggest takeaway from this exercise is

  • Wing announces enlisted promotions for May

    Congratulations to the 419th Fighter Wing reservists who were promoted May 1:67th Aerial Port SquadronSenior Master Sgt. Randy HyerTech. Sgt. Braxton BecksteadTech. Sgt. Zachary AltenburgTech. Sgt. Zachary BonteStaff Sgt. Amy BarnesStaff Sgt. Coltin McClainStaff Sgt. Kristen TorresAircraft

  • Utah reservists critical to mission at Hill AFB

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Senior Airman Thomas Rich, a crew chief in the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, signals to an F-35A Lightning II pilot during launch procedures here April 10.The 419th Fighter Wing’s unit training assembly, or UTA weekend, is a monthly drill where nearly 1,300 Air