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  • Reservists in 419 FSS train for deployed scenario

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Air Force reservists in the 419th Force Support Squadron raced to set up a field kitchen during the Unit Training Assembly here June 7.The reservists are trained to quickly assemble the tents as a group, using teamwork to build working facilities from the ground up, just

  • Final Airmen, aircraft from Hill fighter wings return home

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The final groups of Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings returned home this week following a six-month deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.The largest group of approximately 200 Airmen returned to Hill AFB on late-night

  • Photos: Airmen, F-35s from Hill arrive at ADAB

    The 421st Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2020. Their mission is to support and deploy the F-35 Lightning II and to continue the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing's capabilities of delivering combat airpower, defending the region,

  • 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

  • COVID-19 delays homecomings for some

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – When Chief Master Sgt. Craig Fowler returned from a six-month deployment to the Middle East last week, his homecoming looked a bit different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The superintendent for the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron arrived on base to the open arms of his

  • First group of Airmen from Hill’s fighter wings return home

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Today, the first wave of Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings returned home following a six-month deployment to the Middle East.The deployment, which started in November 2019, was the first F-35 Immediate Response Force deployment as well as

  • 419th medics mobilize to support NYC COVID-19 response effort

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — With just one day’s notice, several medics from the 419th Fighter Wing deployed today for the New York City area to help with the COVID-19 response there. The deployment is part of a larger mobilization package of more than 120 doctors, nurses, and respiratory technicians

  • 419th holds scaled-down UTA to preserve combat readiness

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – On a typical unit training assembly weekend, better known as a UTA, nearly 1,300 reservists assigned to the 419th Fighter Wing gather here to train in a diverse range of specialties. From F-35 operations and maintenance to civil engineering, medical and more, the

  • 60-day stop movement order impacts 419 FW deployers

    Members of the 419th Fighter Wing who are currently deployed or preparing to deploy are affected by the 60-day stop movement enacted March 25 by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.The order, which applies to all Department of Defense uniformed and civilian personnel and their sponsored family members

  • 2019: Year in Review

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – As 2019 comes to a close, the 419th Fighter Wing is looking back on key milestones of the F-35 Lightning II program and other news that showcased how Air Force Reserve personnel assigned here are accomplishing the mission.In January, the wing welcomed then Secretary of