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  • Final Airmen, aircraft from Hill fighter wings return home

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The final groups of Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings returned home this week following a six-month deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.The largest group of approximately 200 Airmen returned to Hill AFB on late-night flight Sunday evening, while most of the aircraft
  • Fritz takes command of 419 FW

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – During this weekend’s monthly Unit Training Assembly, the 419th Fighter Wing will welcome new commander, Col. Matthew "Eddie" Fritz. Fritz previously served as commander for the 44th Fighter Group, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. He replaced Col. Regina "Torch" Sabric, who had served as commander since April 2018. Due
  • Final changes to Air Force song announced

    The announcement by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, completes a two-step process in which male-only references were revised to capture the distinguished service, the high standards, and central role that women play in every facet of the modern United States Air Force.
  • Photos: Airmen, F-35s from Hill arrive at ADAB

    The 421st Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2020. Their mission is to support and deploy the F-35 Lightning II and to continue the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing's capabilities of delivering combat airpower, defending the region, and developing relations with regional
  • 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 Force Central Command mission in the region. “The
  • Hill F-35 maintainers speed egress inspection, servicing

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Westover, a reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing, and Staff Sgt. Cameron Weston from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing, are Hill’s first fully qualified egress technicians. Their efforts are improving aircraft availability numbers by decreasing downtime in the process for inspecting and servicing
  • COVID-19 delays homecomings for some

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – When Chief Master Sgt. Craig Fowler returned from a six-month deployment to the Middle East last week, his homecoming looked a bit different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The superintendent for the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron arrived on base to the open arms of his wife, son and daughter, in the early morning
  • Hill fighter wings night-flying this week

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will conduct local night-flying operations through May 14.Local residents will notice increased activity during the evening hours as pilots continue to sharpen their night-time combat flying skills.Night operations are limited to what is required for Airmen to remain
  • 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.
  • 9,000th F-35 maintainer headed to 419 FW

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Airman 1st Class Benjamin Missel graduated as the 9,000th F-35 maintainer from the training program here March 13.Following graduation, Missel reported to Luke AFB, Arizona, for follow-on training. Missel is an Air Force reservist assigned to the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB, Utah.“We’re so proud of the work done by
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