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  • Hill fighter wings conduct combat exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings conducted an integrated combat capability exercise April 30-May 2 at the Utah Test and Training Range.The friendly and enemy forces were made up of F-35s from Hill, F-16s from the 311th Fighter Squadron at Holloman AFB, New Mexico and 80th FS at Kunsan Air Base,
  • Hill F-35A units assist in F-16 fighter training

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Brand new F-16 pilots received a unique training experience here with the help of the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings and the F-35A Lightning II.For the last two weeks, F-16 basic course students and instructor pilots from the 311th Fighter Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, have been
  • Top 3 Superior Performer award goes to 388th MXG Airman

    Staff Sgt. Nathan Hassey, 388th Maintenance Group, was recently recognized as a superior performer by the Team Hill Top 3.
  • F-35As deployed from Hill conduct first combat strike

    Two U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft conducted an air strike at Wadi Ashai, Iraq, in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve on April 30.
  • Combat exercise, weapons evaluations mean busy May at Hill

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Communities surrounding Hill Air Force Base will notice increased flying and numbers of aircraft through much of May as the base’s fighter wings conduct a large combat exercise and host a weapons evaluation.Next week, the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing, along with F-16 units from Holloman
  • Hill Airmen deploy F-35A to support Coalition forces

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings here deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, to support the United States Air Force Central Command mission in the Middle East. The aircraft arrived in country on April 15.“For those of us who have been a part of the F-35 program for a while, this is a huge
  • U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II arrives for first Middle East deployment

    The U.S. Air Force’s fifth generation multi-role aircraft arrived for its first deployment to the Middle East on April 15, 2019. The F-35A Lightning IIs are from active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.As the first deployment to the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, crews are prepared and
  • Maintaining a legacy

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah; -- This week, the 388th Maintenance Group hosted retired Lt. Gen. Terry Gabreski as part of a visit to Hill Air Force Base from the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.During the visit, Gabreski, who was the first woman to lead an operational F-16 aircraft maintenance unit, met Capt. Christina Merritt, who decades later
  • PHOTOS: Night ops

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- The work doesn't stop when the sun sets. Airman from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 421st Fighter Squadron and 421st Aircraft Maintenance unit launched the F-35A Lightning II during night flying operations at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 26, 2019. Night flying is required for pilots to sharpen their combat skills and
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