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  • 388th, 419th FW's weapons load crews compete

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Loading weapons on an aircraft is a coordinated effort, requiring communication, teamwork, precision, and in wartime, speed. The active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings recently held a weapons loading competition to test the effectiveness of four weapons crews in all those areas in head-to-head “combat” that
  • New tech to ease F-35A flight line maintenance

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Maintainers on Hill’s flight line are beginning to utilize new high-tech, hand-held tablets to work on the F-35A, America’s most advanced multi-role fighter aircraft.“I am passionate about my job and I want to do it well. These tablets are going to help me do that,” said Staff Sgt. Rio Torres, a low observable
  • 388th Airmen help Hill Aerospace Museum host historic SR-71 visit

    The Hill Aerospace Museum, with the help of volunteers from the 388th Fighter Wing, hosted 18 former Airmen who served in the SR-71 program. The group of pilots, reconnaissance systems officers, and maintainers held a panel discussion, and conducted cockpit tours. A “Blackbird Banquet was also held in their honor. The retirees travelled from their
  • Hill F-35s complete intensive weapons evaluation

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 388th and 419th Fighter Wings recently completed two exercises over three weeks here known as Combat Hammer and Combat Archer from Aug. 6-24 as part of the Air Force’s annual Weapons System Evaluation Program.  Evaluators from the WSEP team assessed Hill’s weapons crews, maintainers, and pilots to ensure they build,
  • 388th FW dialing-in cannon loading, firing in training

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- The 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 4th Fighter Squadron were the first operational units to load and fire the F-35A’s cannon during training Aug. 13, and what they learned will influence how they train and fight.Loading and firing the cannon was one of the few capabilities Airmen in the 388th
  • 388th AMXS Airman recognized as Superior Performer

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Staff Sgt. Brian Morrissey was awarded the Team Hill Superior Performer award by the Hill Top 3 organization.
  • PHOTOS: 388th FW fires F-35A cannon for first time

    Pilots from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron were the first operational unit to fire the F-35A’s 25 mm cannon in a strafing run during training. The two-ship formation fired on two sets of ground targets on the Utah Test and Training range Aug. 13. Loading and firing the cannon was one of the few capabilities Airmen in the 388th and
  • PHOTOS: 388th, 419th FWs load F-35A cannon

    Tech. Sgt. Ross Robbins, 419th Maintenance Squadron, inspects 25 mm target practice rounds in preparation for loading into F-35 magazines August 8, 2018 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The F-35A is the only F-35 variant with an internal cannon. It is capable of firing 50 rounds per second. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)
  • 388th Fighter Wing standing up final F-35A aircraft maintenance unit

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah; -- Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing recently began standing up the last of its aircraft maintenance units, a big step toward receiving the full complement of F-35A Lightning IIs by the end of 2019. The first operational F-35s landed at Hill Air Force Base in October 2015. Since then the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 4th AMU
  • 388th MXG Airman earns Top 3 Superior Performer award

    Staff Sgt. Benjamin Speer was recently recognized as a “Superior Performer” by the Hill AFB Top 3. Speer is a senior weapons system coordinator assigned to the 388th Maintenance Group and is from Statesville, N.C.
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