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  • Reserve fighter pilot reaches 1,000 hours in F-35

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — A pilot in the 419th Fighter Wing became the Air Force Reserve’s first operational F-35 pilot to reach 1,000 flying hours in the Air Force's newest fighter jet here today. Maj. Daniel “Mental” Toftness joined the Reserve in August 2018 after 12 years on active duty. He

  • Airmen continue tradition of Utah Foster Care gift deliveries

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Airmen from the 419th Fighter Wing, 388th FW and 649th Munitions Squadron joined together Dec. 16 to deliver Christmas gifts to children in foster care.Continuing a years-long tradition, Airmen packed cars and trucks full of toys to deliver to families across Northern

  • Fritz takes command of 419 FW

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – During this weekend’s monthly Unit Training Assembly, the 419th Fighter Wing will welcome new commander, Col. Matthew "Eddie" Fritz. Fritz previously served as commander for the 44th Fighter Group, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. He replaced Col. Regina "Torch" Sabric,

  • 419th medics mobilize to support NYC COVID-19 response effort

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — With just one day’s notice, several medics from the 419th Fighter Wing deployed today for the New York City area to help with the COVID-19 response there. The deployment is part of a larger mobilization package of more than 120 doctors, nurses, and respiratory technicians

  • 419th Fighter Wing hosts F-35 virtual field trip

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – With closures at schools across the nation due to COVID-19, the 419th Fighter Wing invited students to use their computers or cellphones to “visit” here for a virtual field trip today to see the Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-35 Lightning II.Col. Brian Silkey, the

  • Hill fighter wings receive final F-35A Lightning II

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hill’s fighter wings received their final F-35A Lightning II Dec. 17. The delivery brings the total number of aircraft at Hill to 78.“This is a great milestone,” said Col. Steven Behmer, 388th Fighter Wing commander. “It marks the end of the beginning for us. Since