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  • F-35 to feature at Hill's air show June 25-26

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- On June 25 and 26, Hill Air Force Base, with the support of the community, will host the 2022 Warriors Over The Wasatch Air & Space Show. The air show will also consist of more than a dozen world-class acts, including an F-35A Lightning II demonstration, the U.S. Air

  • U.S. F-35s forward deploy to NATO’s eastern flank

    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --  Six F-35A aircraft from Hill Air Force Base's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing currently operating out of Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, forward deployed Feb. 24 to the Baltic Sea and Black Sea regions in support of NATO’s collective

  • In Focus: Senior Airman Abigail Lowe

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Senior Airman Abigail Lowe, 419th Medical Squadron, was initially drawn to Utah for the mountains and snowboarding. For Lowe, snowboarding is not just a hobby; it’s a passion.She began snowboarding at 14, participating in competitive terrain park snowboarding in her home

  • Unique load exercise on KC-135 keeps Hill reservists mission-ready

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Reservists in the 67th Aerial Port Squadron were fortunate to have the 336th Air Refueling Squadron from March Air Reserve Base, California, arrive here with a KC-135R for a cargo training exercise Feb. 5, 2022.“We call this ‘reservists supporting reservists,’” said Tech.

  • 419th Operations Group welcomes new commander

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Col. Erik Fiederer assumed command of the 419th Operations Group from Col. Mathew Miller during a ceremony here Feb. 6, 2022.Fiederer received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering. After graduating

  • 419th Fighter Wing honors outstanding Airmen, citizens

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – For the second year, the 419th Fighter Wing virtually hosted its annual Outstanding Airman of the Year ceremony here Feb. 6, 2022. The ceremony honors the wing’s top performing Airmen and civilians of 2021. Winners were announced in the following categories:Airman of the

  • In Focus: Staff Sgt. Vincent Diaz

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Staff Sgt. Vincent Diaz, a crew chief with the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, initially joined the Air Force to help pay for his education. Once he arrived, he found meaning in his work as a crew chief, which led to him to change course and become an air reserve

  • Hand-painting and high-tech stealth for F-35A

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – How do you make a 51-foot-long, 35-foot-wide fighter jet undetectable? There's no black magic that exists to make the F-35A Lightning II invisible, but it does have masking features which make it challenging to detect, track or target by radar with missiles or by an enemy

  • 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