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  • Video: Hill Airmen participate in total force exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing participated in a rigorous training exercise last week aimed at testing their combat capability.Pilots and maintainers from the wings have been flying and generating roughly 80 sorties per day, some into the nighttime hours.View the video.Mission support
  • F-35 wings test combat capability

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing participated in a rigorous training exercise this week aimed at testing their combat capability. Pilots and maintainers from the wings have been flying and generating roughly 80 sorties per day, some into the nighttime hours.“Conducting an exercise during
  • 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 the second F-35A Lightning II combat deployment.
  • Hill AFB fighter wings begin night flying

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings will conduct local night flying operations Nov. 12-22.While most flying will end by 10:30 p.m., some flights will be later than normal.Local residents will notice increased activity during the evening hours as pilots continue to sharpen their night-time combat flying
  • A closer look at the 419th Operations Support Flight

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 419th Operations Support Flight is home to nearly 40 Airmen who work behind the scenes of every flying mission and provide support to pilots before they suit up, after they takeoff, and once they return home.The OSF is comprised of three major functional areas: air crew flight equipment, intelligence, and current
  • After summer pause at Hill, reservists resume F-35 ops

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Reservists resumed flying operations here last week after aircraft and personnel from the 419th Fighter Wing and the active duty 388th FW returned from deployments to Europe and Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.Pilots suited up for routine training flights during the 419th FW’s August Unit Training Assembly weekend, known as the
  • F-35s to join Utah communities celebrating July 4

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – This July Fourth, F-35 Lightning II aircraft from Hill’s fighter wings will roar over celebrations across Northern Utah.The Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will fly over 12 city parade routes in the morning, and the active duty 388th Fighter Wing will fly over the Stadium of Fire event in Provo that evening. Each
  • 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 Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, have been
  • 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
  • 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"
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