• Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A pilot takes first flight

    The first Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A pilot soared into history for his country when he took to the skies here July 20.
  • Military, community meet at F-35 scoping meeting

    Col. Mitchell Hanson, 301st Fighter Wing Vice Commander at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, meets with local residents and elected officials at the F-35A Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Public Scoping Meeting April 19, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. The meeting solicited comments from the community about the F-35A aircraft
  • Fort Worth leaders glean insight into F-35A EIS process

    Eight Fort Worth Airpower Council members, the nation's oldest military support organization started by General Curtis LeMay in 1958, attended an F-35A update April 27, 2018, at the 301st Fighter Wing located on Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, which included an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) briefing and infrastructure
  • New ‘VR’ flight simulators join Hill’s F-35 fleet

    Two new virtual reality F-35 simulators are currently under construction here. The highly advanced systems are surrounded by an 11-foot-tall translucent dome, positioned in a blackened room to ensure pilots have a realistic sensory experience, while 25 projectors display a 365-degree image around them while in “flight.”
  • F-35 weapons load competition tests Airmen’s skills

    Air Force Reservists in the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron went head-to-head with their active duty counterparts during an F-35 weapons load competition April 2.
  • Hill fighter wings host fifth-gen summit

    About 30 senior leaders from fifth-generation F-22 and F-35 units across the Air Force will converge here for a summit hosted by the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, March 27-29.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • AF announces NAS JRB Fort Worth as preferred location for next F-35A base

    Air Force officials announced Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, as the preferred location for the first Air Force Reserve-led F-35 base, which is expected to begin receiving its first F-35As in the mid-2020s.
  • First Japanese F-35A arrives at Luke

    The F-35 program hit another milestone Nov. 28 with the arrival of the first Foreign Military Sales F-35 at Luke Air Force Base.