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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.
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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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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
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421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit teammates Staff Sgt. Lance Klain and Airman 1st Class Jacob Happ secure a weapon during the 388th and 419th Fighter Wing’s Load Crew of the Year competition at Hill Air Force Base Feb. 24. (U.S. Air Force photo by Donovan K. Potter) Maintainers compete for Load Crew of the Year
Maintainers from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings went head-to-head at a bomb-loading competition at Hill AFB Feb. 24 to determine the load crew of the year. Teams consisted of previous load-crew-of-the-quarter winners.
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