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  • 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.
  • 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
  • Wing announces enlisted promotions for July

    Congratulations to the reservists who were promoted July 1:67th Aerial Port SquadronChief Master Sgt. Brandon De Los ReyesChief Master Sgt. Heather WokurkaSenior Master Sgt. Cody De Los ReyesSenior Master Sgt. Edward LewisTech. Sgt. Derek RuckerTech. Sgt. Bryan StevensTech. Sgt. Emmanuel TurnerStaff Sgt. Christopher AndersonStaff Sgt. Andrea
  • 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
  • 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 that Air Force Reserve units across the nation
  • 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 once-monthly UTA is a staple in the life of an Air Force
  • 419th Fighter Wing hosts F-35 virtual field trip

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – With closures at schools across the nation due to COVID-19, the 419th Fighter Wing invited students to use their computers or cellphones to “visit” here for a virtual field trip today to see the Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-35 Lightning II.Col. Brian Silkey, the wing’s vice commander and longtime fighter pilot,
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