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  • 388th FW, 419th FW fly 10,000th F-35A sortie

    Maj. Daniel Toftness, a reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing, departs for a sortie in an F-35A Lightning II Oct. 18, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The flight marked the 10,000th sortie with the aircraft at Hill since the first operational F-35s arrived in September 2015.
  • 388th OSS Airman recognized with Top 3 award

    Airman 1st Class William Dove, a targeting specialist assigned to the 388th Operations Support Squadron, was recently recognized as a Top 3 Superior Performer.
  • 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
  • Thirty-seven graduate in ALS Class 18-F

    Thirty-seven future supervisors completed the first step of enlisted professional military education during a graduation ceremony Sept. 13
  • 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
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