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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
Hill AFB Maintainers load for Seoul ADEX Hill maintainers support F-35A first Asia appearance during Seoul ADEX 17
Twenty-seven Hill maintainers and accompanying support equipment loaded into a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 13, bound for Northeast Asia’s largest air show to support the F-35A’s first time on Asian soil. Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, also known as Seoul ADEX 17, offers a venue to deepen U.S. relationships with the Republic of Korea and enhance regional security while also giving 388th and 419th Fighter Wing maintainers a sense of interoperability and cultural awareness by working in another country. “With this temporary duty, we gain an increased understanding of how other platforms and countries conduct maintenance and daily operations,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Phillips, 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander. “Boots on ground in a location other than home gives us breadth and increased understanding we’re able to pass onto peers, subordinates and leaders alike for application in future movements.”
0 10/19
2017
New tail commemorates final Hill AFB F-16 New tail commemorates final Hill AFB F-16
The last operational Hill AFB F-16 Fighting Falcon, set to leave in September, will depart for reassignment to Holloman AFB with a new tail design commemorating the jet’s 38 years here.
0 8/16
2017
F-35As fly in weapons evaluation F-35As fly in weapons evaluation
Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings supported and flew their F-35A Lightning II aircraft during Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air Force’s newest fighter jets.
0 8/11
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
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.
0 2/09
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
Airman 1st Class Raul Guzman, 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. 3. Maintainers and pilots from Hill Air Force Base's 388th and 419th Fighter Wings deployed the fifth-generation fighter to Nellis AFB Jan. 20. This is the first deployment of the F-35A to a Red Flag exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) F-35A, maintainers proving reliable at Red Flag
When it comes to the F-35A, much is made of the edge its fifth-generation technology gives pilots, but America’s newest fighter aircraft is also proving capable in the hands of maintainers.
0 2/06
2017
An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off from Nellis AFB, Nevada, Feb. 2. Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill are participating in Red Flag 17-01. Red Flag is the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise. This is the first F-35A deployment to Red Flag since the Air Force declared the jet combat ready in August 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) F-35A proving its worth at Red Flag combat exercise
After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-01, the Air Force’s premier air combat exercise held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
0 2/03
2017
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