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  • Air Force’s fiscal 2020 budget focuses on modernization, readiness, confronting global threats

    The Air Force’s budget would rise to $165 billion in fiscal year 2020 under the White House spending plan unveiled March 12, a $10 billion increase that allows the service to grow, modernize and effectively adapt to an array of changing global threats.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 5th-generation fighters arrive in Bulgaria

    Two U.S. F-35 Lightning II aircraft and about 20 supporting Airmen arrived in Bulgaria as part of a deployment that enhances the region’s ability to host the aircraft for future deployments and operations. The F-35A’s were joined by an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, which departed from Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. The air refueler is an Air Force Reserve aircraft forward-deployed from the 459th Air Reserve Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and showcases the command’s ability to employ active and reserve airmen across the globe, Eucom officials said.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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