Tag: Aviation
  • 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 wing’s vice commander and longtime fighter pilot,
  • Women’s History Month: 419 FW commander remembers milestones, personal journey to cockpit

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hill hosted a Women’s History lunch last week, featuring the commander of the 419th Fighter Wing, Col. Regina “Torch” Sabric, as keynote speaker.Sabric is the first woman to command the 419th FW and the first female pilot in the Air Force Reserve to fly the F-35. She has flown 11 different types of aircraft throughout
  • 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 prepared to launch any number of aircraft to support
  • F-35A combat power exercise conducted at Hill AFB

    The active duty 388th and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wings conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19, launching dozens of F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time.