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  • Annual banquet honors leadership, sacrifice

    The 388th Fighter Wing took a night to honor its top performers at the annual Airman of the Year awards banquet here Jan. 18. Guest speaker Chief Master Sgt. Richard Parsons, Command Chief, Air Combat Command, thanked the award nominees and recipients for the leadership they exemplified throughout the past year."Never forget that it is about a
  • 388th FW honorary commanders inducted

    Community members and business leaders were appointed as 388th Fighter Wing Honorary Commanders during a special change of command ceremony here Jan. 25.Through the honorary commander program, civic and corporate leaders gain insight into base operations by working and socializing with Air Force and civilian personnel. As a result, the program
  • 421st FS participates in joint deployment training

    The 421st Fighter Squadron from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is participating in the U.S. Marine Corps Integrated Training Exercise Jan. 21-Feb. 2.The 421st FS participation enables Joint Tactical Air Controllers to experience controlling different aircraft rather than just the standard Marine Corps' aircraft. Integrated Training Exercise ITX 13-1 is
  • Wing to honor superior Airmen at banquet Friday

    The 388th Fighter Wing Annual Awards Banquet will be held Friday, the 18th, at Layton's Davis Conference Center, 1651 North 700 West.The banquet will feature keynote speaker Chief Master Sgt. Richard Parsons, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Air Combat Command.The social begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar, while dinner and program begin at 6:15 p.m.
  • Holiday greetings from Hill AFB leadership

    Once again, the holidays have snuck up on us and our people are preparing for the festivals of the season. Whether you are celebrating here in Utah, visiting your family's home out of state or deployed as one of our warriors defending our great nation in a far off land, we are grateful to be serving beside you. The holidays bring to mind all of the
  • Santa arrives by F-16

    The skies may have been cloudy and gray over Hill AFB on Dec. 8, but the smiles from many happy children were simply beaming from ear to ear. The 388th Fighter Wing hosted more than 175 guests at its annual Christmas party in Hangar 37. Santa arrived in style, in a F16, escorted by Lt. Col. Henry Rogers. "Santa Steve Brierley" also graciously
  • Hill Starbase Academy gives students STEM building blocks

    The Hill Starbase Academy celebrated the graduation of several students from South Clearfield Elementary School at a special assembly Nov. 30.An F-16 pilot from the 388th Fighter Wing, Capt. Bryan Brandon, was the guest speaker for the ceremony. He talked to the students about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, as
  • Commanders share wing missions, kidney donation

    While Total Force Integration has spawned many resource-sharing initiatives, two wing commanders at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, have taken it to a whole new, and very personal, level. When Air Force Reserve Col. Keith "K2" Knudson, 419th Fighter Wing commander, was diagnosed with kidney failure last year, his active duty counterpart, Col. Scott
  • 388th FW commander throws out 1st pitch

    U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Long, 388th Fighter Wing commander, throws out the first pitch at the Ogden Raptors baseball game Aug. 10. The military appreciation game was sponsored in part by the Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee.
  • Welsh 'humbled' to serve as Air Force chief of staff

    The Air Force chief of staff flag passed to the service's 20th chief in a ceremony here Aug. 10.Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, a 36-year Airman, stepped into the position, taking over for Gen. Norton Schwartz, who also retired from the Air Force during the ceremony."Mark is respected throughout the Air Force for his exceptional leadership and ability to