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F-35A to fly during WSEP 
388th MXS Munitions Flight builds bombs for evaluations F-35A to fly during WSEP; 388th MXS Munitions Flight builds bombs for evaluations
Hill AFB and the Utah Test and Training Range will host fighter and bomber aircraft performing weapons evaluations Aug. 7-18.
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2017
An F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, performs a flight demonstration for an audience at the Paris Air Show June 19, 2017 at Le Bourget, France. Held every year, the Paris Air Show represents a unique opportunity for the United States to showcase its leadership in aerospace technologies. Direct participation in the air show supports U.S. government security policy and strategic defense objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane) Airpower on display at Paris Air Show
U.S. aircraft and Department of Defense personnel are on display at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, June 19-25.
0 6/19
2017
388th Maintenance Group Loading Standardization Crew Member Master Sgt. Jeffrey Taggart reads technical data during a validation and verification process of an ammuntion bulk loader used to load cannon rounds onto the F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) Fighter wings successfully field test F-35A ammunition loader
The 388th Fighter Wing, the Air Force’s first F-35 operational wing, recently received five F-35A bulk ammunition loaders for field use. Airmen extensively tested one of the loaders June 6-9 during an engineering validation and verification evaluation here. The mobile loader lets weapons experts safely and efficiently load 25mm ammunition into the F-35A while simultaneously unloading spent shells.
0 6/12
2017
Col. David Lyons, 388th Fighter Wing commander, returns from his fini-fight June 6, 2017, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Donovan K. Potter) Fighter wing commander bids farewell
A wing commander’s tour is generally two years. In that time the machinery of an Air Force wing can operate at a steady hum, marked with the sound of rapid gear changes and acceleration at regular intervals. The machinery is humming and gears have changed continually during Col. David Lyons’ tenure at the 388th Fighter Wing as he prepares to hand over command June 23.
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2017
F-35 Lightning II aircraft assigned to Hill Air Force Base prepare for takeoff May 22. The F-35s are among the first to fly sorties at the base with a new version of ALIS (Autonomic Logistics Information System), the information technology infrastructure which performs behind-the-scenes monitoring, maintenance and prognostics to support the aircraft and ensure continued health and enhance operational planning and execution. (U.S. Air Force/Todd Cromar) Hill Airmen generate 3,000th F-35A sortie, adopt upgraded ALIS
Recently the 3,000th F-35A Lighting II aircraft sortie departed Hill Air Force Base generated by maintainers from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing.That sortie, and all others flown that day was carried out with the new version of the Autonomic Logistics Information System. Commonly called ALIS, it’s the F-35A’s
0 5/30
2017
A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepares to be refueled by a 459th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, April 28, 2017. Eight F-35s deployed to RAF Lakenheath, England on April 15 and two forward deployed to Bulgaria for a brief time which allowed the F-35s to engage in familiarization training within the European theater while reassuring allies and partners of U.S. dedication to the enduring peace and stability of the region. The F-35s are assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron and are supported by total force Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing, and the Air Force Reserve’s 466th Fighter Squadron, 419th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton) Hill F-35s forward deploy to Bulgaria
Two F-35A Lightning IIs and about 20 supporting Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, arrived at Graf Ignatievo Air Base April 28 from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
0 5/01
2017
(U.S. Air Force/R. Nial Bradshaw) F-35As fly in formation above UTTR
F-35A Lightning II aircraft from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, fly in formation after refueling over the Utah Test and Training Range, March 30.
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2017
Kari Izatt, F-35 Lightning II maintainer, tightens bolts on the Lower Fuel Panel prior to the last Structural Life Limiting Parts (SLLP) program F-35 aircraft being rolled out of the depot maintenance hangar. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd) F-35 SLLP modifications completed
Men and women of the 570th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here completed the last F-35 aircraft scheduled to receive a forward wing root rib modification under the Group 1 Structural Life Limiting Parts (SLLP) program. This driving modification started with the arrival of the first F-35A at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex in September 2013.
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2017
Airman 1st Class Nathan Kosters, a crew chief with the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepares to launch an F-35A Lightning II aircraft during Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Feb. 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) Youngest maintainer at Red Flag launches America’s youngest jet
The future belongs to the young. Nathan Kosters, the youngest F-35 crew chief in the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, was born in 1996. “The Macerana” was No. 1 on the charts (somehow), “Independence Day” topped the box office and the F-16 Fighting Falcon had already been flying for 22 years.
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2017
An F-35A pilot and crew chief from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepare for a sortie Feb. 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during Red Flag 17-1. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw) Interoperability is key to F-35A combat success
The F-35A Lightning II can carry thousands of pounds of bombs, but its ability to gather and share information is just as deadly.
0 2/08
2017
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