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  • Reserve fighter pilot reaches 1,000 hours in F-35

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — A pilot in the 419th Fighter Wing became the Air Force Reserve’s first operational F-35 pilot to reach 1,000 flying hours in the Air Force's newest fighter jet here today. Maj. Daniel “Mental” Toftness joined the Reserve in August 2018 after 12 years on active duty. He

  • 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

  • Wing leaders volunteer at Hillcrest Dining Facility

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Senior leadership from the 419th Fighter Wing volunteered to help cook and serve lunch to reservists at the Hillcrest Dining Facility during drill weekend Feb. 6.“We try to visit a different unit every drill weekend,” said Col. Matthew Fritz, 419th FW commander. “We want

  • 419th Civil Engineer Squadron welcomes new commander

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah –The 419th Civil Engineer Squadron held a change of command ceremony here Feb. 7, 2021, as Lt. Col. Mark Eilertson relinquished command to Lt. Col. Jennifer Burghdorf.Burghdorf graduated from the Air Force Academy with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and received

  • 419th Fighter Wing hosts first ‘Bloody Warrior Drive’

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 419th Fighter Wing hosted its first blood donation drive on a Reserve training weekend Jan. 9 in partnership with the American Red Cross.Though Hill hosts monthly blood drives, the Bloody Warrior Drive is the first to be sponsored and coordinated by the 419th, and

  • Team Hill prepares for 2020 Combined Federal Campaign

    Officials at Hill Air Force Base are preparing to kick off the installation’s 2020 Combined Federal Campaign and they want you to “Be the Face of Change” and contribute your time or funds. The annual workplace giving program runs Nov. 16 through Jan. 8 and, amidst a pandemic, active-duty military

  • In History: Wing's epic 24-ship flyover

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- On June 4, 1983, the 419th Tactical Fighter Wing, as it was then known, hosted a farewell tribute to the F-105 Thunderchief. The highlight of the day was a perfect 24-ship formation flyover at Hill AFB.The rare operation produced a memorable formation befitting a proud