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  • 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
  • Record-setting first sortie for wing's newest F-35A

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 388th Fighter Wing set a speed record for bringing online a newly-delivered aircraft last week, flying a local sortie less than five hours after accepting delivery of its 68th F-35A Lightning II.Aircraft 5261 left Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas, production facility a little after 8 a.m. Aug. 1, 2019, landed at
  • Fighter squadrons return to Hill

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Utahns will once again see and hear the F-35A Lightning II in the skies surrounding Hill Air Force Base as hundreds of Airmen and two squadrons returned to base this week after a two-month absence.Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings with the 421st and 34th Fighter Squadrons have wrapped-up
  • Hill Airmen expand F-35A combat capability in Rapid Forge

    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- This week, Airmen from Hill Air Force Base’s fighter wings forward deployed the F-35A Lightning II to several locations in Europe as part of a joint readiness exercise.So far, Operation Rapid Forge has seen F-35As, F-15E Strike Eagles, and C-130J Super Hercules aircraft work together to land, refuel and re-arm with
  • Keep on truckin': F-35 pilot requalifies to refuel aircraft

    Several F-35A Lightning II aircraft arrived here as part of a Theater Security Package. For one pilot, the Spangdahlem flightline was familiar territory. U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Slotten, 421st Fighter Squadron F-35A pilot, who was stationed here in 2004 as an Airman first class fuels distributor operator, visited his old unit and became requalified to refuel aircraft July 11.
  • F-35A to participate in 'Gunfighter Flag' exercise

    MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- The 34th Fighter Squadron, from Hill Air Force Base’s 388th Fighter Wing, will fly the F-35A Lightning II alongside other Air Force units in Gunfighter Flag here next week.The exercise, similar to larger combat exercises like Red Flag at Nellis AFB, Nevada, will bring together various Air Force aircraft into a
  • Largest off-station F-35A operation to date

    MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- Since May 30, the 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron has been flying out of Mountain Home in what has been the largest off-station F-35A Lightning II operation to date.The squadron, normally stationed at Hill AFB, Utah, is functioning as a detachment with about 300 Airmen in operations, support and
  • Hill's fighter wings join Utah communities celebrating July 4

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – This July Fourth, F-35 Lightning II aircraft from Hill’s 388th and 419th Fighter Wings will roar over celebrations across Northern Utah.Eight pilots and about two dozen F-35 maintainers from both wings volunteer to work during the holiday to get the jets off the ground."From our altitude, you don't really get to see much
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