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  • Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen, the “Berlin Candy Bomber,” visits Hill AFB

    Air Force Col. (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, the “Berlin Candy Bomber,” during an F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team practice April 16, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Halvorsen and family members witnessed the F-35 demo and then visited with the demo pilot and team afterward. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)
  • Hill fighter wings to perform F-35 flyover at Weber State Saturday

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Two F-35A Lightning IIs, flown by pilots from the active duty 388th and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wings here, will perform a flyover of Weber State University’s Stewart Stadium Saturday at 1 p.m.The flyover will take place prior to kickoff of the Wildcats’ last regular season football game, versus the Idaho State
  • 388th Airmen win Air Combat Command Maintenance and Training Awards

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Two 388th Maintenance Group schedulers along with the Maintenance Training Section were recently recognized by Air Combat Command for their outstanding work.The Air Combat Command Maintenance Management and Training Awards recognize the best maintainers in ACC, which is headquartered at Langley AFB, Va., and operates
  • Airmen compete in annual weapons loading competition

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- On Friday, active duty and Reserve maintainers with the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings faced off in an F-35 weapons load competition here.Crews selected to participate in the annual competition had previously competed in and won quarterly competitions, including teams from the 388th FW’s 4th Fighter Generation Squadron,
  • Maintainers, training squadron collaborate on new F-35 hydraulics course

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- When an F-35A Lightning II pilot moves the flight controls, oil reservoirs, pumps, lines, actuators, valves, all go to work as part of the aircraft’s hydraulic system, moving fins and rudders and more.A new 40-hour course, developed by the 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 3, in conjunction with the 388th Maintenance
  • Juggling F-35s: Schedulers help keep fleet healthy, balancing required maintenance and availability

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- When it comes to maintenance on America’s most advanced fifth generation fighter, there’s one office that functions as the hub for information needed to sustain the health of the fleet, the 388th Logistics Support Squadrons’ Plans, Scheduling and Documentation section.“We schedule and plan all future maintenance actions
  • Enlisted Airmen are the gatekeepers for Hill’s fighter squadrons

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Just like tracking maintenance on an F-35 is critical to flying safety, so is tracking and documenting the performance of the “human weapon system” – pilots – and that job belongs to Squadron Aviation Resource Managers.Squadron Aviation Resource Manager is an enlisted career field that exists in flying squadrons
  • Training exercise at Hill AFB tests wings’ combat readiness

    Airmen from the 75th Air Base Wing, 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing participated in a training exercise last week aimed at testing their combat capability.
  • 4th Fighter Squadron wraps up three weeks of training in Alaska

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron, along with Reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing, returned Saturday after three weeks of training in Alaska, including Red Flag 20-3 at Eielson Air Force Base.Red Flag is a large force combat exercise that takes place several times each year at both Eielson and Nellis AFB,
  • Course developed at Hill AFB speeds training for new F-35 crew chiefs

    Crew chiefs newly-assigned to the F-35 have direct access to professional development thanks to a course recently created at Hill Air Force Base, which may be implemented throughout the Air Force. The first class of Airmen graduated Friday from the F-35 Crew Chief Upgrade Training course, which was developed jointly by the 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 3, and the 388th Maintenance Group, to help alleviate the training backlog for new maintainers.
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