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  • Hill Fighter Wings to night fly in March and April

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings will conduct local night-flying operations with the F-35A Lightning II next week, starting March 11-22 and then continue through much of AprilNight flying is scheduled to be completed by 10:30 p.m. most days. Exact

  • F-35 Demo Team announces new pilot and commander

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Melanie “MACH” Kluesner, an F-35A Lightning II pilot assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, became the new certified pilot and commander of the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team during the Air Combat Command Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,

  • Maintainers assemble new engine trainer for first time

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Maintainers with the 388th Fighter Wing’s Logistics Support Squadron recently completed a project that will save training time and lost flying hours by creating a complete engine trainer here.The trainer combines an old, unusable F-135 engine from Pratt and Whitney with

  • Bamboo Eagle’s scale provides valuable lessons for Hill Airmen

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings deployed with the 421st Fighter Squadron and Fighter Generation Squadron recently returned from Bamboo Eagle, a week-long exercise that took place over expanses of the western United States and eastern

  • Cyber Warriors Champion Hill’s Black History Month

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- As February marks the start of Black History Month, two Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing’s Operation Support Squadron are organizing this month’s Hill Air Force Base events. Staff Sgt. Jalil Williams and Senior Airman Cameron Johnson are the base’s project officers and

  • 388th Fighter Wing and RAAF integrate F-35A maintenance at Red Flag 24-1

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada — As the sights and sounds of Red Flag sorties fill the neon skies around Las Vegas, maintainers from the 388th Fighter Wing, 421st Fighter Generation Squadron, and 3 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently joined forces for bilateral maintenance training

  • Hill Fighter Wings to night fly next week

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings will conduct local night-flying operations with the F-35A Lightning II next week, starting Feb. 5.Night flying is scheduled to be completed by 10 p.m. most days. Exact days and times may vary based on a number of

  • Hill Airmen bring F-35A’s vital capabilities to Red Flag’s modern fight

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – “If I’m in the military, I’d rather be in the air than on the ground. If I’m in the air, I’d rather be in an F-35 than anything else.” – UnattributedOver the past two weeks, Airmen from the 421st Fighter Squadron and 421st Fighter Generation Squadron have been launching

  • Red Flag offers 388 FW F-35 maintainers a chance to grow together

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Airmen from the 421st Fighter Generation Squadron are working around the clock to provide mission ready F-35A Lighting II aircraft for Red Flag 24-1, but they are also working on their own growth as Airmen.While the 421st Fighter Squadron and FGS recently returned from