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  • Combat Hammer tests air-to-ground bombing capabilities, gets pilots experience

    Residents around Hill Air Force Base may have noticed an increase in aircraft arrivals as well as a diverse group of aircraft flying west to the Utah Test and Training Range April 29-May 13. Four units deployed to Hill AFB and six units traveled directly to the UTTR to drop munitions in realistic combat scenarios for the Combat Hammer weapons
  • 388th FW CC gives his views on the mission

    Just over a month ago, the 388th Fighter Wing underwent a change of command as Col. Scott Long assumed command from Col. Scott Zobrist.As a command pilot, Long has put in more than 2,800 flying hours and held various leadership positions including the 455th Expeditionary Operations Group commander at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Long took a few
  • Deployed Airmen from 388th and 419th FW return home

    More than 200 Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wing received a warm welcome home Saturday after a seven-month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Family and friends gathered in the hanger together and anxiously awaited their loved ones return, who have been gone since September to maintain security and stability in Afghanistan in
  • Airmen from 388th FW return from Afghanistan

    A dozen F-16s, their pilots and 36 maintainers returned home Friday after a nearly seven month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Families gathered on the flightline to greet their loved ones from the 4th Fighter Squadron and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, who have been gone since September to maintain security and stability in Afghanistan
  • CSA cards replace GTC for travel

    Beginning Dec. 10 Government Travel Card holders will begin receiving a replacement Controlled Spend Account (CSA) card from Citibank.The CSA cards are intended to replace the old Government Travel Card and will be issued to everyone in phases, with the first batches going to individuals with expiring Government Travel Cards. The new cards are blue
  • Hill one of 35 air bases to get EFMP-FS

    In October Hill Air Force Base welcomed its newest program designed to assist special needs families. The Exceptional Family Member Program-Family Support (EFMP-FS), which is located at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, provides information, referral, advocacy and many other services to "exceptional families."Though the EFMP program has been
  • Bags of baked goodies carry 'taste of home'

    All the right ingredients to deliver a "taste of home" were assembled Dec. 17 as more than 40 volunteers took fresh baked cookies and candy canes and put them in bags decorated with holiday cheer at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. The cookie drive for the dormitories and Hill Airmen brought out Christmas elves of all kinds as active duty,
  • 388th, 419th deliver gifts to foster families

    Personnel from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings contributed their personal time, vehicles, gasoline and efforts Dec. 15 in making sure gifts made it in time for Christmas to 310 foster children in Northern Utah. Approximately 75 Airmen delivered holiday gifts from the Idaho border to Draper and west to Tooele in coordination with the Utah Foster
  • 388th FW Airmen return from Iraq

    Close to 300 Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing, and about 20 Reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing, returned to U.S. soil May 28 from a four-month deployment to Joint Base Balad, Iraq. On the following Sunday, more 388th FW members and jets returned home. In January, F-16s, pilots, maintainers and support personnel from the 388th FW and 4th
  • 388th Fighter Wing Pilot to Join Thunderbirds

    When the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform at the base's open house this weekend, there likely will be many spectators hoping to be part of that team someday. However, for a man in the crowd, that will be a reality starting this fall. Maj. John Gallemore, assistant chief of 388th Operations Group standardization and evaluation, was one of three