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Final Hill AFB F-16 goes through phase Last of F-16 fleet at Hill goes through phase
As the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings transition from the F-16 Fighting Falcon to the F-35A Lightning II, milestones occur frequently. Another milestone is currently underway; the 388th Maintenance Squadron is performing its final phase inspection on an F-16 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
0 8/07
2017
Staff Sgt. Jeff A. Parrish Jr., left, 920th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician, and his wife, Jacquelyne Parrish, kiss their daughter Raelynn Noelle Parrish, July 4, 2017, outside of their home in Ocoee, Florida. Jeff returned home shortly before the early birth of their first child after a four-month deployment to Afghanistan. (Courtesy photo) Deployed family members reunite for birth of child
After four months in Afghanistan working as an aircraft armament systems technician, Staff Sgt. Jeff A. Parrish Jr. was looking forward to some well-earned rest and relaxation with his wife before the birth of their daughter.Rest and relaxation was far from reality; however, as the first-time father high tailed it home a few days ahead of his team
0 7/19
2017
F-35 Lightning II aircraft assigned to Hill Air Force Base prepare for takeoff May 22. The F-35s are among the first to fly sorties at the base with a new version of ALIS (Autonomic Logistics Information System), the information technology infrastructure which performs behind-the-scenes monitoring, maintenance and prognostics to support the aircraft and ensure continued health and enhance operational planning and execution. (U.S. Air Force/Todd Cromar) Hill Airmen generate 3,000th F-35A sortie, adopt upgraded ALIS
Recently, the F-35A Lighting II, departed Hill Air Force Base for the 3,000th sortie generated by maintainers from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and reserve 419th Fighter Wing.That sortie, and all others flown that day was carried out with the new version of the Autonomic Logistics Information System. Commonly called ALIS, it’s the F-35A’s
0 5/30
2017
Airmen assigned to the 940th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work on the tail of the KC-135 Stratotanker Feb. 10, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Around 150 Airmen were involved in a mass practice, preparing four KC-135 Stratotankers for expedited takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tara R. Abrahams) Mass training prepares tankers for expedited takeoff
The 940th Maintenance and Operations Groups participated in generation training with four KC-135 Stratotankers here Feb. 10.This was the first mass practice since the return of the refueling mission last year and served as preparation for upcoming exercises and inspections. “We have to practice to be ready,” said Chief Master Sgt. Daniel McCarthy,
0 2/12
2017
An F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off from Nellis AFB, Nev., Feb. 2, during Red Flag 17-01. This is the first F-35A deployment to Red Flag since the Air Force declared the jet combat ready in August 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) Red Flag proves ‘intense’ for F-35A pilots
Red Flag 17-1 is living up to its reputation as a grueling and rigorous test of fighter pilot skills, according to Hill Air Force Base F-35A pilots participating in the premier air-to-air combat exercise here Jan. 23 to Feb. 10.
0 2/07
2017
F-35A pilot, Lt. Col. Brad Klemesrud, prepares for takeoff during a Red Flag mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 2. Klemesrud and eight other Reserve pilots from the 419th Fighter Wing are participating in the Air Force’s premier air-to-air exercise to hone their skills and test the F-35A Lightning II’s capabilities in a variety of simulated combat scenarios. This marks the first year the F-35A has participated in the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bryan Magaña) Reservists take on ‘enemy’ at F-35A Red Flag debut
Nine Air Force Reserve F-35A pilots and 16 maintainers from the 419th Fighter Wing are taking on the world’s greatest aggressor fleet during Red Flag 17-1 held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.    The reservists joined about 200 personnel and 13 F-35A Lightning IIs from the active duty 388th FW to debut the Air Force’s newest fighter jet at the
0 2/03
2017
To ensure the flying safety of Air Force choppers used to save lives in combat, maintenance crews from the 920th Rescue Wing swap out an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for reconditioning January 25, 2017. A team of 10 maintainers is necessary to skillfully muscle the metal warrior into the cargo bay however, more often join the unique event for hands-on training and to secure the warrior on a smooth journey over an ocean and a continent to trade places with the combat-weary aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Cathleen Snow)
Maintenance crews swap out rescue choppers for combat ops
Combat is hard on the body; it’s especially hard on the body of military choppers flown over Afghanistan’s jagged mountains and through its never-ending dust. To ensure the flying safety of Air Force choppers used to save lives in combat, maintenance crews from the 920th Rescue Wing swap out an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for reconditioning.
0 2/01
2017
Tech Sgts. Victor Fernandez, left, and Charlie Morales, 433rd Maintenance Squadron aerospace wheel and tire technicians, demonstrate equipment used by the wheel and tire shop to 433rd Airlift Wing honorary commanders Sept. 17, 2016 during a tour of the 433rd Maintenance Group at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Airmen use the equipment to maintain and perform safety checks of the tires of the C-5M Super Galaxy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Bryan Swink) Honorary commanders get first-hand look at Reserve aircraft maintenance
Ten 433rd Airlift Wing honorary commanders received an in-depth tour of the 433rd Maintenance Group here Sept. 17 where they were greeted by Col. Gretchen Wiltse, 433rd Maintenance Group commander and host for the day.
0 9/18
2016
(U.S. Air Force photo/Paul Holcomb) Idaho deployment to push F-35 limits
Eight F-35A aircraft and 160 personnel from Hill Air Force Base will depart this week for rigorous operational testing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, through June 17. This marks the first time Hill's operational F-35s will travel out of state for training.The F-35A pilots and maintainers from Hill's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and
0 6/03
2016
Senior Master Sgt. Samuel Rock, an Air Force Reserve volunteer from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., works with Senior Airman Quilan Johansen, of the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, on an F-16 Fighting Falcon radar waveguide pressurization. Reservists are augmenting F-16 support for KC-46 Pegasus testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air force photo/Kenji Thuloweit) Total force integration significant in KC-46 support
When the Air Force and Boeing launched the KC-46 Pegasus program, the 412th Test Wing was tagged as one of the prime players in testing and validation of the aircraft. To help with this, the wing is now relying on support from the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve.
0 6/02
2016
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