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  • In Focus: Staff Sgt. Hailey Sloat

    Meet one of our deployed reservists, Staff Sgt. Hailey Sloat, a weapons load crew member in the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron currently serving in the United Arab Emirates. Hailey, 22, describes herself as curious, persistent, and motivated. She joined the Air Force Reserve straight out of

  • Hill jet mechanic SOARs to full-time college scholarship

    A Hill aerospace propulsion journeyman will step away from his Air Force career in August, with the goal of returning as a Space Operations Officer after spending four years at the University of Utah. Senior Airman Jared Timmons with the 388th Maintenance Squadron received a commissioning

  • JASDF general tours F-35A at Kadena

    Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Koji Imaki, Air Defense Command, Defense and Operations Division chief, and other members of the JASDF received a up-close-look at a U.S. Air Force F-35-A Lightning II during a tour Jan. 12, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.

  • First operational F-35A squadron receives final aircraft

    The 388th Fighter Wing accepted its 23rd and 24th combat-coded F-35A Lightning lls last week. The June 21 addition means the 34th Fighter Squadron and 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit have their full component of operational jets.

  • F-35 deploys to Europe for the first time

    F-35A Lightning IIs, Airmen and accompanying equipment arrived at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, today, marking the aircraft’s first overseas training deployment to Europe.