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  • Load 'em up: F-35A from A to B? Ask Fanter

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- How do you pack an F-35A into a C-17? Or move nearly 300 Airmen, and all the equipment, to support 12 aircraft around Europe for two months? Or make sure you have enough of everything that you’ll need, and almost nothing that you don’t?For nearly 5 years at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, the answer has been, “Ask Fanter.”Tech.
  • Agile BOLT maintenance team supports F-35A deployment

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy – Maintainers in an innovative 388th Maintenance Group program have taken two huge steps while developing a program that continues to push and streamline F-35A Lightning II sustainment.These “BOLT” maintainers are currently deployed alongside the 421st Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the 421st Fighter Squadron during a Theater
  • PHOTOS: Hill Airmen train at Aviano

    AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Photos from the run up to Astral Knight 2019, a joint and multinational exercise that involves airmen, soldiers and sailors from the United States, and airmen from Croatia, Italy, and Slovenia. The exercise is an integrated air and missile defense exercise focused on defending key terrain. 
  • 4th FS in-theater change of command

    A formation of 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron members salutes Lt. Col. Joshua Arki during a change of command ceremony May 30, 2019 at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Arki took command of the F-35A Lightning II unit during the jet’s first deployment to the Middle East. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
  • Hill F-35As transition to Mountain Home during runway closure

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- This week, the 34th Fighter Squadron and 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit will transition F-35A Lightning II operations to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, as the runway here closes for construction.More than 250 Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings and up to 24 aircraft will make the trip
  • Hill Airmen deploy F-35 to Europe as part of Theater Security Package

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- The U.S. Air Force has deployed one squadron of F-35A Lightning II fighter jets, Airmen, and associated equipment to Aviano Air Base, Italy, from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, at Hill AFB, Utah, to participate in exercises and conduct training with other Europe-based aircraft as part of a Theater Security
  • 34th FS change of command

    Col. Joshua Wood, 388th Fighter Wing Operations Group commander, left, passes the guidon of the 34th Fighter Squadron to Lt. Col. Aaron Cavasos, as he takes command of the “Rude Rams” May 17, 2019. Cavasos previously served as the director of operations for the squadron. The 34th Fighter Squadron was the first of the 388th FW units to stand up as
  • Combat Hammer exercise concludes at Hill AFB

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Air Force units here completed a two-week exercise known as Combat Hammer, part of the Air Force’s Weapons System Evaluation Program. The exercise began May 6.Four F-35s from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings participated, making it the fourth WSEP for the Air Force’s newest fighter. Pilots from the
  • Air Force to pay up to $500 for spouse occupational license transfer during PCS

    The Air Force announced the spouse relicensure reimbursement program, May 15, which would provide financial relief up to $500 to Airmen whose spouses must obtain state occupational relicensures or recertifications during a permanent change of station or assignment across state lines.
  • Venom 19-01

    In response to Air Force senior leader priorities, Holloman Air Force Base’s 311th Fighter Squadron put their readiness and lethality to the test by deploying to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, for dissimilar air combat training with the F-35 Lightning II, April 22 to May 3, 2019.Over 200 personnel, 16 F-16 Vipers and millions of dollars in equipment
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