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  • Total Force Recruiting: The first step to winning the high-end fight

    As I prepared to assume responsibilities as the Command Chief for Air Force Recruiting Service, an organization recently re-tooled as an Air Force Total Force command, I found myself trying to understand this new mantra of “Total Force Recruiting.” To truly answer though, I had to start with the

  • CSAF visits Hill's fighter wings

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Today, Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., received briefings on the F-35A Lightning II during a visit to Hill Air Force Base. Brown met with leadership and Airmen from the active-duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings. As the Air Force’s first

  • Hill F-35 pilots prepare for worst-case water scenarios

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Pilots from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings underwent intensive water survival training Feb. 12 to ensure they’re prepared to face worst-case scenarios over open waters.  The F-35 pilots met with specialists in Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape – better known as

  • F-35 maintainers provide fifth-generation airpower at Red Flag

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hill Airmen recently returned from Red Flag 21-1, a large-scale, highly-complex Air Combat Command exercise in the Nevada desert.Maintainers from the 34th Fighter Generation Squadron, alongside reservists from the 466th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, deployed 12 F-35A

  • Hill fighter wings host Utah’s newest representative

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active duty 388th Fighter Wing hosted Rep. Blake Moore Feb. 16 during a comprehensive tour of Hill that highlighted the base’s wide-ranging missions. Moore was recently elected to represent Utah’s first district and serves on

  • 419th maintainers named Load Crew of the Year

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Reserve maintainers from the 419th Fighter Wing went up against active duty maintainers in the 388th FW during an F-35 weapons load competition here Feb. 5.Crews selected to participate in the annual competition had previously competed in and won quarterly competitions,

  • Hill fighter wings to continue night flying through second week of April

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- F-35 pilots and maintainers from the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active duty 388th Fighter Wing will be working later shifts as they conduct local night-flying operations most weekdays through the second week of April.During this period, most flying is

  • Hill Airmen deploy F-35A for large combat exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing here are deploying to Nellis AFB, Nev., to take on a tough adversary – other Airmen.Approximately 200 Airmen from Hill AFB will participate in Red Flag 21-1 from Jan. 25 to Feb. 12.The exercise is the Air

  • Hill tests near-instant launch capabilities of fighter wings

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Last week, Team Hill carried out a short-notice exercise, launching F-35A Lightning IIs to intercept two civilian “red air” aircraft over the Utah Test and Training Range.The exercise tested the ability of the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings to perform