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  • Airmen brave winter storm to bring gifts to foster families

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Known as the “Santa Brigade,” Reserve and active-duty Airmen from across Hill AFB braved snowy roads Dec. 15 to hand-deliver Christmas presents to Utah children in foster care.Each year, roughly 90 Airmen from the 419th Fighter Wing, 388th Fighter Wing, 649th Munitions

  • Reservist rides 500 miles with AF Cycling Team

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Despite summer heat and humidity, 2nd Lt. Steven Carroll pedaled more than 500 miles across the Midwest as a member of the U.S. Air Force Cycling Team during a popular event July 25-31.The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI, is a seven-day ride

  • An inside look at F-35 pilot helmet fittings

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Reservists in the 419th Operations Support Squadron play a crucial role to ensure the safety of pilots assigned to the 419th Fighter Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s only combat-capable F-35 unit. “We are responsible for maintaining and repairing pilot gear to ensure

  • 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

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