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  • Hill F-35A units assist in F-16 fighter training

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Brand new F-16 pilots received a unique training experience here with the help of the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings and the F-35A Lightning II.For the last two weeks, F-16 basic course students and instructor pilots from the 311th Fighter Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, have been
  • 388th FW, 419th FW fly 10,000th F-35A sortie

    Maj. Daniel Toftness, a reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing, departs for a sortie in an F-35A Lightning II Oct. 18, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The flight marked the 10,000th sortie with the aircraft at Hill since the first operational F-35s arrived in September 2015.
  • 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
  • Hill F-35s complete intensive weapons evaluation

    The 388th and 419th Fighter Wings recently completed two exercises over three weeks here known as Combat Hammer and Combat Archer from Aug. 6-24 as part of the Air Force’s annual Weapons System Evaluation Program.
  • 388th, 419th FWs proud of F-35A milestones

    Today marks two years since the Air Force declared Initial Operational Capability for the F-35A and the total force Airmen at Hill’s active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings have been hard at work developing and demonstrating combat capability.“We knew that when we achieved IOC two years ago, the hard work had just begun,” said Col.
  • Hill Airmen, aircraft progress together as F-35A program matures

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Two years after the Air Force declared IOC for the F-35A, pilots and maintainers at Hill’s active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings are steadily erasing the word “initial” from in front of “operational capability.” Since the IOC announcement on Aug. 2, 2016, Airmen and the jet have grown together during
  • The team behind the 'Wall of Fire'

    An eight-member team from Firewalkers International Pyro supported the 388th Fighter Wing’s F-35A Lightning II attack demonstrations and other performers with pyrotechnics during this year’s Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show June 23-24 here.
  • Former 388th FW commander earns first star

    A former commander of the 388th Fighter Wing was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony May 30 at the Hill Aerospace Museum.
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