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  • 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
  • During pandemic, AFE continues to ensure safety

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – While the country adjusts to various changes due to COVID-19 prevention efforts, including social distancing and working from home, the F-35 mission continues at Hill to maintain national security.Behind the scenes of every flight, reservists in the 419th Operations Support Squadron are working to ensure pilots remain
  • Hill fighter wings night-flying this week

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings will conduct local night-flying operations through April 18.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
  • Air Force releases guidance on use of cloth face covers

    To the extent practical, without significantly impacting mission, all individuals on Department of the Air Force property, installations and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public areas or work centers.
  • 419th holds scaled-down UTA to preserve combat readiness

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – On a typical unit training assembly weekend, better known as a UTA, nearly 1,300 reservists assigned to the 419th Fighter Wing gather here to train in a diverse range of specialties. From F-35 operations and maintenance to civil engineering, medical and more, the once-monthly UTA is a staple in the life of an Air Force
  • Hill fighter wings continue flying operations amid COVID-19 crisis

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing are continuing to train and fly the F-35A Lightning II here despite the current global Coronavirus outbreak.There has been one confirmed case on Hill AFB, but none in the fighter wings. As cases continue to spread in America and more and more local and
  • AGE reservists keep F-35 ready for flight

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Aerospace Ground Equipment personnel from the 419th Maintenance Squadron are trained to maintain and repair the equipment that supplies electricity, hydraulic pressure, and air pressure to the F-35.From inspecting and troubleshooting to making hands-on repairs, these maintenance professionals ensure Hill’s fleet of F-35s
  • Wing hosts local, national community leaders

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Col. Brian Silkey, 419th Fighter Wing vice commander, explains the F-35A Lightning II to a group of local and national community leaders here March 3. The Defense Orientation Conference Association, a nonprofit that aims to educate leaders on defense and national security issues, visited Hill to learn more about the
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment NCO named best in Reserve, Guard

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A reservist in the 419th Operations Support Flight was named 2019’s Outstanding Aircrew Flight Equipment NCO for the entire Reserve Component, besting competition from both the Air Force Reserve and National Guard.Tech. Sgt. Dakota Lujan led a Total Force AFE shop here that is home to 45 active duty and Reserve Airmen