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  • 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
  • 'The C-130 Experience' takes flight at the Hill Aerospace Museum

    The Hill Aerospace Museum has completed the first of its kind, conversion of a C-130 aircraft fuselage into an interactive classroom. The C-130 is the museum’s fifth learning center classroom and was officially opened during a ceremony May 14.
  • Red Flag strengthens F-35A maintainers

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – After more than two weeks launching F-35A sorties at Red Flag 19-1 here, maintainers with the 388th Fighter Wing are impressed with the jet and the young airmen who help maintain it. The 4th Fighter Squadron and 4th Aircraft maintenance unit brought 12 jets and more than 200 Airmen from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to
  • VISTA gets a new look

    After recently receiving a new look and modifications at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, the NF-16D known as VISTA (Variable stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft), departs Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Jan. 30, 2019. The aircraft is the only one of its kind in the world and is the flag-ship of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. It’s highly
  • 421st FS and AMU receive first F-35A

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah; -- The 421st Fighter Squadron here received its first F-35A Lightning II Dec. 12. The squadron is the last of three squadrons in Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing to take possession of combat-ready aircraft, bringing the 388th Fighter Wing closer to full strength. The United States Air Force’s first operational F-35As landed at
  • 388th FW drops GBU-49 in combat training

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron recently returned from a weapons evaluation exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where they employed the GBU-49 for the first time in F-35A combat training. The GBU-49 is a laser and GPS guided bomb that can be used in a variety of conditions against many types of
  • F-35 maintainers at Hill shaping future with BOLT

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – After several months, an innovative program in the 388th Fighter Wing is proving it has the potential to deliver combat power more efficiently and may shape how the Air Force determines future requirements to sustain F-35A Lightning II operations. “Our Airmen are learning to really unlock the combat potential designed
  • Steady and ready: C-130 mainstay of medevac

    Since the Vietnam War, the C-130 Hercules has been a workhorse of aeromedical evacuation, and continues to serve as a reliable platform to move patients over long distances, allowing Airmen to provide critical care in the air, aid in disaster relief efforts, and bring warfighters home.
  • 388th, 419th FW's weapons load crews compete

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Loading weapons on an aircraft is a coordinated effort, requiring communication, teamwork, precision, and in wartime, speed. The active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings recently held a weapons loading competition to test the effectiveness of four weapons crews in all those areas in head-to-head “combat” that
  • New tech to ease F-35A flight line maintenance

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Maintainers on Hill’s flight line are beginning to utilize new high-tech, hand-held tablets to work on the F-35A, America’s most advanced multi-role fighter aircraft.“I am passionate about my job and I want to do it well. These tablets are going to help me do that,” said Staff Sgt. Rio Torres, a low observable
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