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  • ‘Top Gun’ or ‘A Beautiful Mind?’

    Hollywood fighter-pilots are smiling, swaggerific, sunglassed men and women always looking to beat somebody at something. In reality, F-35A Lightning II pilots are not simply daredevils with skill and guts, willing to strap themselves to a single engine with 40,000 pounds of thrust. They are also

  • Hill AFB Fighter Wings night flying in January

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Starting Jan 3, the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings will conduct local night-flying operations with the F-35A Lightning II on most weekdays in January.During this period, flying is scheduled to be completed by approximately 11:30 p.m., but exact days and

  • Looking back on 2022

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Looking back, 2002 was full of activity for the 388th Fighter Wing here – major exercises, deployments, a full F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team schedule, and tackling challenges like the first F-35A crash.Here are a few snapshots from our website and social media

  • Thanksgiving feast for Airmen

    The maintenance hangars of the 388th Fighter Wing served as a family room for Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings who weren't able to be home for the holidays today. Wing leadership, Honorary Commanders, their alumni called "Falcons," and other civic leaders served meals and deserts to

  • Statement on resumed flying at Hill AFB

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 388th and 419th Fighter Wings resumed local F-35A flying operations at Hill Air Force Base today. At this point, there is no indication of any additional risk with flying operations after last week's F-35A crash.The F-35A Lightning II mission at Hill AFB is vital to

  • Updated statement on F-35 Crash at Hill AFB

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – At approximately 6:15 p.m. yesterday, an F-35A Lightning II from the 388th Fighter Wing crashed at the north end of the runway at Hill Air Force Base. On and off-base emergency crews responded immediately.The pilot ejected from the aircraft, was taken to a local hospital

  • New life for restored F-35 jet leads to valuable emergency training

    The 388th Maintenance Group recently hosted a first of its kind, F-35 crash recovery course here, using a newly-retired, now reassembled F-35A Lightning II. The F-35 Joint Program Office’s five-day Crash Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery course included 29 maintainers from across the F-35

  • 388th Fighter Wing Conducts Phase II Readiness Exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, UTAH – Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing completed a Phase II readiness exercise, Sept. 13-15, 2022, on Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise, which simulated a forward operating base while already deployed, consisted of 3 days of operations which included chemical warfare

  • Hill AFB Fighter Wings will night fly in Sept.

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- After Labor Day weekend, the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings will conduct local night-flying operations with the F-35A Lightning II on most weekdays in September.During this period, flying is scheduled to be completed by approximately 11 p.m., but exact