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The F-35A Lighting II sits on the flightline at Hill Air Force Base, Utah 419th earns Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 419th Fighter Wing was recently named a recipient of the prestigious Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for its performance during a two-year window from January 2015 to December 2016.   During that time, the wing made history by becoming the first Air Force Reserve unit to transition to the F-35 Lightning II
0 7/12
2018
Col. David Smith, 419th Fighter Wing commander, passes the group flag to Col. Sean Carpenter, the new commander of the 419th Operations Group New commander to lead 419th Operations Group
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 419th Operations Group said farewell to Col. David Castaneda as he passed the flag to Col. Sean Carpenter during a change of command ceremony here March 23.   Carpenter comes to Hill from Robins AFB, Georgia, where he served as individual mobilization assistant to the director of safety at Air Force Reserve
0 3/27
2018
Col. David Castaneda and Col. David Smith pose for photos after taking their final flights in the F-35 Two commanders take final flight at Hill
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Two commanders from the 419th Fighter Wing took their final flights in the F-35 Lightning II here March 21.   Col. David Smith, 419th FW commander, and Col. David Castaneda, 419th Operations Group commander, landed to a small crowd of family, friends, and wing personnel Wednesday afternoon.   Smith has served
0 3/23
2018
F-35 maintainers from the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron participate in a video shoot for Air Force Reserve recruiting efforts F-35 maintainers to be featured in AF Reserve ads
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- A team from Fast Forward Productions out of Salt Lake City films maintainers from the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in front of an F-35A here March 4, 2018. The production team was contracted by Air Force Reserve Command to produce several advertisements and public service announcements aimed at recruiting new
0 3/08
2018
Vice President Michael Pence Addresses Troops at Yokota Hill Airmen support vice president’s visit to Japan
Vice President Michael R. Pence addressed nearly two thousand U.S. service members – including Airmen from Hill Air Force Base – and members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force earlier this month.
0 2/28
2018
F-35s flying over Utah Test and Training Range Reserve recruiters seek Airmen leaving active duty
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Each year, roughly 200 Airmen at Hill AFB leave active duty at the end of their service commitment and one recruiter is charged with talking to each of them. Master Sgt. Chris Brown has been the in-service recruiter here for the past year. His job is to encourage these officers and enlisted personnel to join the Air
0 11/30
2017
First F-35A arrives for the 4th FS/AMU Hill’s 4th FS/AMU receives first F-35A
Hundreds cheered the historic arrival of the 4th Fighter Squadron’s and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s first F-35A as tail number 5133 landed on base Wednesday and taxied into Hotel Row. It was a big event as Staff Sgt. Timothy Ericksen, 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit dedicated crew chief for Hill’s newest Lightning II, directed Lt. Col. Yosef Morris, 4th Fighter Squadron commander, to the designated parking spot. “It's an absolute honor to brining this aircraft home,” Morris said. “We have hundreds of maintainers, pilots and support personnel who have been working diligently to transit on the 4th AMU and the 4th FS to F-35 operations. I'm incredibly excited to be a part of giving that transition its first tangible asset as we all build the next operation F-35 unit together.”
0 9/28
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
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