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  • 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.
  • New tail commemorates final Hill AFB F-16

    The last operational Hill AFB F-16 Fighting Falcon, set to leave in September, will depart for reassignment to Holloman AFB with a new tail design commemorating the jet’s 38 years here.
  • 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.
  • Last of F-16 fleet at Hill goes through phase

    As the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings transition from the F-16 Fighting Falcon to the F-35A Lightning II, milestones occur frequently. Another milestone is currently underway; the 388th Maintenance Squadron is performing its final phase inspection on an F-16 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Hill hosts famed Tuskegee Airman

    The 419th Fighter Wing hosted retired Lt. Col. James H. Harvey III, a member of the historic Tuskegee Airmen, during a tour here Feb. 11.
  • Hill fighter wings first to bring F-35A to Red Flag

    Pilots and maintainers from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings deployed the F-35A Lightning II to Nellis AFB, Nevada, Jan. 20.This is the first deployment to Red Flag for the F-35A and the first large movement since the Air Force declared the jet combat ready in August 2016.Red Flag is the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise.
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