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  • 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

  • 419th MDS takes training to Pacific

    More than 50 reservists from Hill Air Force Base’s 419th Medical Squadron completed two weeks of annual training at military installations across Oahu, Hawaii. The women and men took time away from their civilian careers to assist as medical, dental, optometry, and lab technicians augmenting three

  • 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

  • Air Force declares F-35A ‘combat ready’

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – The F-35A Lightning II fifth generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ today by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command. Carlisle lauded the aircraft’s performance, noting that the aircraft had met all key criteria for reaching initial

  • 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

  • F-35A nearly combat ready

    The first off-station deployment exercise for the F-35A Lightning II confirmed that the Air Force’s newest fighter jet is on track to reach initial operational capability later this year. A declaration of IOC means the F-35A will be combat ready.

  • 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.

  • 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,

  • 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

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