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  • Hill fighter wings receive final F-35A Lightning II

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hill’s fighter wings received their final F-35A Lightning II Dec. 17. The delivery brings the total number of aircraft at Hill to 78.“This is a great milestone,” said Col. Steven Behmer, 388th Fighter Wing commander. “It marks the end of the beginning for us. Since

  • Retired officer has seen deployment from all angles

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- When retired Lt. Col. Lynne Hull was 16, her Air Force pilot father went to South Vietnam for a year. Or was it Korea, she wondered aloud in front of an audience of 500 during her presentation about the myths of deployment Nov. 23 at an Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration

  • At home or deployed, Airmen celebrate Thanksgiving

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing joined with active duty Airmen in the 388th FW to celebrate Thanksgiving together Nov. 27.With help from local businesses and community leaders, the Airmen enjoyed an array of holiday entrees, desserts, and family-oriented activities

  • 419th Airmen deploy during holiday season

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Members of the 419th Fighter Wing arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sunday to support ongoing F-35A missions in the region. There they joined members from Hill’s active duty 388th FW, who arrived about a week earlier.The deployed team is made up of

  • Three of four brothers in 419 FW deploy to Middle East

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Three brothers, all members of the 419th Fighter Wing, all deployed.Tech. Sgt. Andrew Potter, Staff Sgt. David Potter, and Staff Sgt. Samuel Potter are reservists in the wing’s 67th Aerial Port Squadron. The brothers were called to serve in the Middle East at the same

  • Hill Airmen return from first F-35A combat deployment

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Last week, Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings returned home following a six-month deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.The 4th Fighter Squadron’s deployment, which started in April, was the first F-35A Lightning II combat

  • 419th MSG reservists deploy to Middle East

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A group of reservists from the 419th Mission Support Group departed last week as part of a long-planned deployment to the Middle East.The group was one of several within the MSG deploying to the region this month to support ongoing efforts underway throughout U.S. Air

  • Yellow Ribbon events set for November, December

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The next Yellow Ribbon events are set for Nov. 22-24 and Dec. 20-22, both in Orlando, Florida.The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program aims to combat the stresses of deployment by providing information, support, and outreach to reservists and their families.Airmen are

  • After summer pause at Hill, reservists resume F-35 ops

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Reservists resumed flying operations here last week after aircraft and personnel from the 419th Fighter Wing and the active duty 388th FW returned from deployments to Europe and Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.Pilots suited up for routine training flights during the 419th FW’s

  • Airmen return from European deployment

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A group of F-35A pilots, maintainers, and support personnel returned to Utah July 30 following a two-month deployment that took them across Europe.  While overseas, reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing and active duty Airmen from the 388th FW participated in various