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  • Hill's F-35s drop first weapons

    Airmen from the 388th and 419th fighter wings dropped laser-guided bombs at the Utah Test and Training Range the week of Feb. 25, marking the first time an F-35 Lightning II combat unit has deployed weapons from the F-35A.
  • Air Force takes center stage at Armed Forces Bowl

    NAVAL AIR STATION FORT WORTH JOINT RESERVE BASE, Texas - Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III receives the Great American Patriot Award during the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 29. Welsh received the award in recognition of exemplary service to the United States of America. Retired
  • 419th pilot flies Hill’s hundredth F-35 sortie

    Maj. Jayson Rickard, a reservist in the 466th Fighter Squadron, flew his first local sortie in the F-35 Lightning II here today. Rickard's flight marks the 100th sortie in the F-35 at Hill AFB since the first combat-coded aircraft arrived in September.   Rickard is also the first Reserve pilot in the 419th Fighter Wing to fly the F-35, having
  • Air Force sets weight restrictions for F-35 pilots

    Air Force leaders recently made a decision to restrict pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to safety concerns about the ejection seat in a portion of the flight envelope.
  • Hill total force team welcomes F-35

    The 388th Fighter Wing and 419th Fighter Wing formally welcomed the arrival ofthe F-35 Lightning II during a ceremony here today.The event was hostedby Lockheed Martin, the aerospace company that designed and produced theaircraft, to mark the beginning of F-35 operations at the active duty 388th FWand Reserve 419th FW.Although the first two
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