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  • F-35A standup complete at Hill’s 388th, 419th Fighter Wings

    A little more than four years after receiving their first combat-coded F-35A Lightning II aircraft, Hill’s Fighter wings have achieved full warfighting capability. The term describes a set of focus areas within the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings: fully trained pilots and maintainers, a full complement of 78 aircraft and the mission and support equipment needed to fly.
  • Hill's fighter wings conduct F-35A combat power exercise

    The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th FW conducted a combat power exercise here Jan. 6, launching 52 F-35A Lightning IIs in rapid succession.
  • Year in Review: Hill Air Force Base’s top stories in 2019

    Hill Air Force Base has seen some major successes in 2019, much of it fueled by enhancements to the installation's infrastructure, achievements in the area of warfighter readiness, and milestones reached by the base's fighter wings. Here’s a look at some of the top stories covered.
  • F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team schedule announced for 2020 air show season

     HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 2020 air show schedule for the Air Force’s only F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team has been officially released.Announced today during the International Council of Air Shows annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Utah-based team is scheduled to display the capabilities of the F-35A at approximately 20
  • Maintainers ensure F-35A stays safe ... (and stealthy)

    If every other system on a fighter aircraft fails, there’s one that has to work. The ejection system. No one likes talking about it, but it’s a fact of aviation, and the Airmen responsible for maintaining that system on the F-35A Lightning II take their jobs very seriously.
  • Hill Airmen return from first F-35A combat deployment

    Last week, Airmen from the active-duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings returned home following a six-month deployment to Al-Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.
  • Maintainers help the F-35A remain a ‘stealthy beast’

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- How do you make a 51-foot long, 35-foot wide fighter jet, with an engine that generates 43,000 pounds of thrust, vanish? You don’t. There’s no black magic that exists to make something that big disappear.The F-35A Lightning II isn’t invisible, but it does have a “cloak,” which makes it very difficult to detect, track,
  • Hill AFB fighter wings to increase flying for combat exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Communities surrounding Hill Air Force Base will notice increased flying Sept. 9-12 as the base’s fighter wings conduct a large combat exercise.The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will fly roughly 80 sorties per day, 20 more than on a normal flying day.Maintainers will be tasked with
  • F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team moves to Hill AFB for 2020 airshow season

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The Air Force’s only F-35A Demonstration Team will be reassigned to the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, beginning with the 2020 airshow season.The single-ship aerial demonstration team will display the capabilities of the F-35A at approximately 20 performances starting in March 2020 and running through
  • Operation Rapid Forge concludes

    Operation Rapid Forge concluded July 25, 2019 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.
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