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  • Hill fighter wings to perform F-35 flyover at WSU this Saturday

    Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings here will conduct an F-35A Lightning II flyover of Weber State University’s Stewart Stadium Saturday shortly after 12:45 p.m. The flyover will take place prior to kick off during a regular season football game between the WSU Wildcats and the Sacramento

  • Airmen, jets return to Hill following European deployment

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Pilots, maintainers, and support personnel from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings returned here May 9 after deploying the F-35A Lightning II to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.The 34th Fighter Squadron, and 34th Fighter Generation Squadron, deployed to

  • Hand-painting and high-tech stealth for F-35A

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – How do you make a 51-foot-long, 35-foot-wide fighter jet undetectable? There's no black magic that exists to make the F-35A Lightning II invisible, but it does have masking features which make it challenging to detect, track or target by radar with missiles or by an enemy

  • Air Force civic leaders visit Hill AFB

    Community leaders from across the U.S. participating in the Air and Space Force Civic Leader Program visited Hill Nov. 4-5 to see firsthand the missions supported by the Airmen and Guardians here.The stopover at Hill Air Force Base was the culmination of a visit to three installations that 36 of the

  • Hill F-35 pilots prepare for worst-case water scenarios

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Pilots from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings underwent intensive water survival training Feb. 12 to ensure they’re prepared to face worst-case scenarios over open waters.  The F-35 pilots met with specialists in Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape – better known as

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hill F-35A units assist in F-16 fighter training

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Brand new F-16 pilots received a unique training experience here with the help of the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings and the F-35A Lightning II.For the last two weeks, F-16 basic course students and instructor pilots from the 311th Fighter Squadron at