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  • U.S. F-35s forward deploy to NATO’s eastern flank

    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --  Six F-35A aircraft from Hill Air Force Base's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing currently operating out of Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, forward deployed Feb. 24 to the Baltic Sea and Black Sea regions in support of NATO’s collective

  • Hill reservists, active duty team up for F-35 deployment to Germany

     HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Air Force Reserve pilots, maintainers, and support personnel from the 419th Fighter Wing joined their active-duty counterparts in the 388th Fighter Wing in deploying the F-35A Lightning II to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.The jets arrived at Spangdahlem today to bolster

  • 419th Fighter Wing hosts F-35 virtual field trip

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – With closures at schools across the nation due to COVID-19, the 419th Fighter Wing invited students to use their computers or cellphones to “visit” here for a virtual field trip today to see the Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-35 Lightning II.Col. Brian Silkey, the

  • AFRC commander visits wing, celebrates F-35 success

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of the Air Force Reserve, paid a visit to the 419th Fighter Wing to help commemorate a key milestone in F-35A Lightning II operations here.Scobee joined Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat

  • Hill's fighter wings conduct F-35A combat power exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th FW conducted a combat power exercise here Jan. 6, launching 52 F-35A Lightning IIs in rapid succession.The fighter wings are home to 78 aircraft. As the Air Force’s only combat-capable F-35A units, the wings must be

  • 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