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  • Tyndall F-22 unit participates in combat exercise

    Military exercises Combat Hammer and Combat Archer ended August 18 at Hill Air Force Base and the Utah Test and Training Range.
  • 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
  • Hill hosts Fox News

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Maj. Jayson Rickard, F-35 pilot in the 419th Fighter Wing, gives Fox News reporter Allison Barrie an up-close look at the new Gen III helmet during a visit here July 19. Barrie toured the active duty 388th FW and Reserve 419th FW to learn more about the fifth-generation fighter jet and the technology used by Hill’s
  • Reservists lead F-35 ops on drill weekend

    This weekend marks the first time reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing conducted F-35 operations independent of their active duty counterparts.  Reserve Airmen have been integral to the F-35 mission at Hill AFB, working side by side with the active duty 388th Fighter Wing since the first aircraft arrived in September 2015. But this weekend put the
  • Idaho deployment to push F-35 limits

    Eight F-35A aircraft and 160 personnel from Hill Air Force Base will depart this week for rigorous operational testing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, through June 17. This marks the first time Hill's operational F-35s will travel out of state for training.The F-35A pilots and maintainers from Hill's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and
  • Hill F-35s form up for combat training

     F-35 pilots here began flying routine four-ship combat training missions at the Utah Test and Training range in the west desert this week.Active duty and Reserve pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings will use the jet’s intricate computer network to evade a series of simulated threats. They’ll also work together to detect and jam enemy
  • 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.
  • Reserve, active duty team up at Bagram

    From the flightline to the hangars, Air Force reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing’s operations and maintenance groups work side by side with active-duty Airmen in the 388th Fighter Wing on a daily basis.   About 50 Airmen from the 419th FW have taken that teamwork to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, where they’re working with active-duty
  • 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
  • Hill Total Force F-16s rotate to Afghanistan

    About 400 Airmen from Hill Air Force Base are currently serving on a six-month deployment to Afghanistan to carry out F-16 operations.Nearly 70 reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing and their active-duty counterparts in the 388th Fighter Wing arrived at Bagram Airfield Oct. 28 in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and NATO's Resolute Support
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