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  • Senate confirms Barrett to be Air Force secretary

    The 85 to 7 vote makes Barbara Barrett the third consecutive woman confirmed to lead the Air Force and its 685,000 total force Airmen. Barrett replaces Heather Wilson who resigned in May. Undersecretary Matthew Donovan served as acting secretary in the interim.
  • Reservists home after three months in Middle East

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A group of F-35A maintainers from the 419th Fighter Wing returned home today after a three-month deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base the United Arab Emirates, where they participated in ongoing operations throughout U.S. Air Forces Central Command.The team deployed alongside active duty counterparts from the 388th FW and
  • Largest off-station F-35A operation to date

    MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- Since May 30, Air Force reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing have been working alongside the active duty 388th FW at Mountain Home in what has been the largest off-station F-35A Lightning II operation to date.The Airmen from Hill AFB are functioning as a detachment with about 300 Airmen in operations,
  • Hill Airmen deploy F-35 to Europe as part of Theater Security Package

    The U.S. Air Force has deployed one squadron of F-35A Lightning II fighter jets, Airmen, and associated equipment to Aviano Air Base, Italy, from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, at Hill AFB, Utah, to participate in exercises and conduct training with other Europe-based aircraft as part of a Theater Security Package.Funded through the European
  • 388th FW, 419th FW fly 10,000th F-35A sortie

    Maj. Daniel Toftness, an Air Force reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing, departs for a sortie in an F-35A Lightning II Oct. 18 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.
  • Reservist flies Hill's 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.Hill AFB is slated to be home to three F-35 fighter squadrons with a total
  • 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.”
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