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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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