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  • 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 personnel, federal civilians and federal retirees will be able to contribute to any one of thousands of eligible CFC charities.
  • 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 heritage, as by then the 419th had flown the “Thud”
  • How service members and military spouses can vote from anywhere

    The November election is rapidly approaching – Nov. 3. Don’t miss your opportunity to make an impact. If you’re active-duty military or a military spouse claiming residency in another state, you have two options for voting.
  • Utah reservist appointed circuit court judge in Wyoming

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A Utah reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing recently landed his civilian “dream job” as a circuit court judge in Albany County, Wyoming.Maj. Robert Sanford, who serves part time here as the 419th Security Forces Squadron commander, said his new job is one of only 24 such positions in the state.“I’ve always had my eye on a
  • SFS simulates deployment patrol: Airmen vs. insurgents

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – As the first set of Airmen walked across the road to get back to base, an ambush awaited. Thinking quickly, they moved into a defensive position to return fire. After the firing stopped, the Airmen gathered to discuss what they did right and wrong.This scene played out during a deployment exercise Sept. 13, 2020, where
  • In History: Utah reservists save water, wildlife across West

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Throughout the wing’s 65-year history, Air Force reservists here have been tasked with accomplishing a variety of missions, not just combat operations. As previously noted, the wing has contributed to a number of humanitarian efforts throughout the years.  One such “mercy mission” was performed in 1964 when the unit,
  • 419th Fighter Wing to fly F-35s over Utah on July 4

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – For many communities across Northern Utah, Independence Day will look very different this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But one familiar tradition will live on as Air Force Reserve pilots from the 419th Fighter Wing perform flyovers.Utahns may catch a glimpse of four F-35A Lightning II jets as they make
  • In History: Wing looks back on friendship with Navajo

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Humanitarian projects have always been a part of the unit’s history. Before the wing began flying fighters, its era of cargo aircraft offered numerous opportunities to fly passengers and cargo across the world, often delivering vital supplies following natural disasters or other crises.In 1962, Utah reservists launched
  • Fritz takes command of 419 FW

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – During this weekend’s monthly Unit Training Assembly, the 419th Fighter Wing will welcome new commander, Col. Matthew "Eddie" Fritz. Fritz previously served as commander for the 44th Fighter Group, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. He replaced Col. Regina "Torch" Sabric, who had served as commander since April 2018. Due
  • For third time, Hill AFB fighter wings deploy F-35As to Middle East

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- For the third time in approximately 12 months, Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings here deployed F-35A Lighting IIs into combat.The 421st Fighter Squadron departed Hill AFB recently for Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, to support the United States Air Force Central Command mission in the region. “The
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