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  • COVID-19 update: Hill AFB moves to HPCON B+

    On Sept. 2, the installation transitioned to Health Protection Condition Bravo + (HPCON B+). Over the course of the last month, we’ve seen a climb in COVID cases on Hill AFB, community transmission risk, hospitalizations, and percentage of the positivity rate. In response, we transitioned from HPCON

  • 466th Fighter Squadron welcomes new commander

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Lt. Col. Shad Stromberg assumed command of the 466th Fighter Squadron from Lt. Col. Bart Wilbanks here July 11.Stromberg enlisted in the 419th Medical Squadron as an aerospace medical technician in December 1996. He graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor’s

  • Team Hill celebrates newest chief master sergeants

    Team Hill welcomed the newest chief master sergeants to the rank during a Chief Induction Ceremony held here at Hangar 37 June 5 at Hill Air Force Base. Inductees, family members and guests gathered for the annual event that included a customary recognition followed by dinner, guest speakers, and a

  • In Focus: Staff Sgt. Madison Watkins

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Staff Sgt. Madison Watkins, 27, is an Air Force reservist in the 419th Force Support Squadron, where she serves on orders to help improve and revamp the training program. Born and raised in small-town Oklahoma, Watkins moved to Utah on a whim, closing her eyes and

  • Reservist named Utah’s Company Grade Officer of the Year

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing was named Company Grade Officer of the Year for the State of Utah on May 15.Capt. Mark Tappendorf was presented a trophy by Gov. Spencer Cox during Utah’s Servicemember of the Year awards, which took place in conjunction with the

  • Utah reservists critical to mission at Hill AFB

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Senior Airman Thomas Rich, a crew chief in the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, signals to an F-35A Lightning II pilot during launch procedures here April 10.The 419th Fighter Wing’s unit training assembly, or UTA weekend, is a monthly drill where nearly 1,300 Air

  • 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