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  • Hill reservists, active duty team up for F-35 deployment to Germany

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Air Force Reserve pilots, maintainers, and support personnel from the 419th Fighter Wing joined their active-duty counterparts in the 388th Fighter Wing in deploying the F-35A Lightning II to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.The jets arrived at Spangdahlem today to bolster

  • In History: 419th CES helps rebuild Honduran village

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – With F-35 fighter jets flying over Utah skies daily, locals have come to know the 419th Fighter Wing primarily for its combat mission. But since the unit activated in 1955, Air Force reservists here have also deployed countless times in support of humanitarian missions.In

  • 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

  • The right gear for the mission

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – To respond to real-world threats and remain ready to deploy, reservists here are required to participate in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear training, better known as CBRN.This training would be impossible without the proper equipment, which is where the

  • Hill's fighter wings deploy F-35 to France

    MONT-DE-MARSAN AIR BASE, France -- U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft and Airmen from the 4th Fighter Squadron, compromised of active duty Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing and reservists from the 419th FW, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, arrived at Mont-de-Marsan Air Base, France, May

  • Wing stands up new deployment readiness cell

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 419th Fighter Wing cut the ribbon on a new deployment readiness cell intended to reduce the time and effort required of Airmen to transition to and from deployed locations.The cell will consolidate offices into one location and allow for live tracking of all wing

  • Reservists in LRS train to face major threats

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Air Force reservists in the 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron completed five hours of training on Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear techniques to familiarize themselves with protective measures they may need in a contested environment. The training, which

  • Airmen return to Utah after six-month deployment

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hundreds of Airmen from the expeditionary 421st Fighter Squadron returned here Sunday following a six-month deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.The deployment, in support of the United States Air Force Central Command mission, included Airmen from the

  • 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

  • 419th medics return from COVID-19 response effort in NYC

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Medics from the 419th Fighter Wing who deployed to support the COVID-19 response effort in New York City in early in April are now home.  Return deployers Capt. Andrea Morgan and Maj. Jimmy Jones, both nurse practitioners, and Maj. Katherine Trout, a registered nurse,