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New tail commemorates final Hill AFB F-16 New tail commemorates final Hill AFB F-16
The last operational Hill AFB F-16 Fighting Falcon, set to leave in September, will depart for reassignment to Holloman AFB with a new tail design commemorating the jet’s 38 years here.
0 8/16
2017
F-35As fly in weapons evaluation F-35As fly in weapons evaluation
Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings supported and flew their F-35A Lightning II aircraft during Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air Force’s newest fighter jets.
0 8/11
2017
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
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
Staff Sgt. Joseph McGrath, 419th Security Forces Squadron, stands beside an F-35A Lightning II at Amari Air Base, Estonia. SFS personnel provided security this week for the aircraft’s arrival in the country, which is one of several stops for the F-35 during its first European deployment. Eight jets and about 250 personnel from the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active duty 388th FW at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are in Europe for several weeks and will travel to multiple NATO bases in an effort to maximize training opportunities and demonstrate U.S. support to NATO. (U.S. Air Force photo/Micah Garbarino) Utah reservists stand together with European allies
Citizen Airmen from the Reserve 419th Fighter Wing are currently at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, in support of the first F-35A overseas training deployment to Europe.
0 4/27
2017
Col. David Smith (center), 419th Fighter Wing commander, and Col. David Lyons (left), 388th FW commander, speak during a national security conference hosted by Rep. Chris Stewart (right) in Salt Lake City March 31. The commanders joined Philip Lohaus, research fellow at American Enterprise Institute, for a panel discussion on the F-35 Lightning II, the Air Force’s newest fighter jet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bryan Magaña) Wing leaders discuss F-35 role in national security
Col. David Smith, 419th Fighter Wing commander, and Col. David Lyons, 388th FW commander, took part in a panel discussion on F-35A capability and performance during a national security conference March 31 in Salt Lake City.
0 4/03
2017
Retired Lt. Col. James H. Harvey III (center), member of the historic Tuskegee Airmen, talks to Col. David Smith, 419th Fighter Wing commander, and Tech. Sgt. David Batman, 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, about the F-16 Fighting Falcon during a tour at Hill Air Force Base Feb. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bryan Magaña) Hill hosts famed Tuskegee Airman
The 419th Fighter Wing hosted retired Lt. Col. James H. Harvey III, a member of the historic Tuskegee Airmen, during a tour here Feb. 11.
0 2/11
2017
Pilots from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings prepare to depart Hill AFB, Utah, Jan. 20, to participate in a Red Flag exercise at Nellis AFB, Nevada. This marks the first time the F-35A has participated in Red Flag, the U.S. Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) Hill fighter wings first to bring F-35A to Red Flag
Pilots and maintainers from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings deployed the F-35A Lightning II to Nellis AFB, Nevada, Jan. 20.This is the first deployment to Red Flag for the F-35A and the first large movement since the Air Force declared the jet combat ready in August 2016.Red Flag is the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise.
0 1/23
2017
Airmen assigned to the 95th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., launch F-22 Raptor aircraft during exercise Combat Archer at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Aug. 18, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw) Tyndall F-22 unit participates in combat exercise
Military exercises Combat Hammer and Combat Archer ended August 18 at Hill Air Force Base and the Utah Test and Training Range.
0 8/19
2016
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speaks during the F-35A Lightning II aircraft initial operational capability ceremony Aug. 5 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee) F-35A combat readiness celebrated at Hill AFB
Hill AFB hosted a ceremony Aug. 5 in celebration of the recent announcement that the F-35A Lightning II aircraft is ready for combat.Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, declared that the fifth-generation fighter aircraft was ‘combat ready’ Aug. 2.During the ceremony, Carlisle lauded the aircraft’s performance and praised Airmen
0 8/05
2016
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