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  • Looking back at Operation Homecoming on POW/MIA Day

    In an AAFES parking lot at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, rests a plaque dedicated to former POWs from the Vietnam war, including some from the 388th Fighter Wing. It’s easy to walk past plaques, but this one is worth stopping to consider.For nearly a decade before it moved to Hill Air Force Base, the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing waged its share of the Vietnam
  • 388th Fighter Wing completes surge operations, prepares for night flying

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings wrapped up a local flying surge last week and are preparing to begin night-flying training next week.From Sept. 9-13, the 34th and 421st Fighter Squadrons flew 240 sorties, roughly doubling what they normally fly in a week.The flying surge came right on the heels of
  • CMSAF to engage with ACC Airmen about resilliency through video games

    The chief master sergeant of the Air Force is scheduled to play video games with three Airmen from within Air Combat Command from 2 to 4 p.m. EDT Oct. 23, 2019, on the ACC Public Affairs YouTube channel — ACCNewsTV. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airmen JaNae Capuno)
  • Hill AFB fighter wings to increase flying for combat exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Communities surrounding Hill Air Force Base will notice increased flying Sept. 9-12 as the base’s fighter wings conduct a large combat exercise.The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will fly roughly 80 sorties per day, 20 more than on a normal flying day.Maintainers will be tasked with
  • F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team moves to Hill AFB for 2020 airshow season

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The Air Force’s only F-35A Demonstration Team will be reassigned to the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, beginning with the 2020 airshow season.The single-ship aerial demonstration team will display the capabilities of the F-35A at approximately 20 performances starting in March 2020 and running through
  • 388th Fighter Wing emphasizes connection during tactical pause

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing took a brief pause in operations Thursday to address a critical issue. Suicide.While the wing hasn’t suffered any recent suicides, the day was part of an Air Force-wide effort to reach out to every Airmen, to listen, and to provide resources to those in need.The service has lost 78 Airmen to
  • PHOTOS: Hill F-35A sunset launch

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings are conducting local night flying operations this week. The wings are required to train at night to maintain their readiness and all-weather capabilities. Increased flying also provides a valuable opportunity to evaluate aircraft maintenance resiliency and
  • Hill AFB’s fighter wings begin night flying

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings will conduct local night flying operations from Aug. 19-22.Local residents will notice increased activity during the evening hours as pilots continue to sharpen their night-time combat flying skills.Night operations are limited to what is required for Airmen to
  • 388th MXS Airman earns Top 3 award

    Airman 1st Class Allison Petersen, 388th Maintenance Squadron munitions support equipment maintenance technician, was awarded the coveted Top 3 Superior Performer award Aug. 9.
  • Deployed Hill F-35As exercise forward combat ops

    Deployed F-35A Lightning IIs from Hill Air Force Base, currently assigned to the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron participated in Exercise Agile Lightning, Aug. 4-7, 2019.The exercise is directly aligned with the 2018 National Defense Strategy’s call to be strategically predictable but operationally unpredictable,“Exercise Agile Lightning is a
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