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  • 388th aircraft maintainers recognized by headquarters

    Airmen in the 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron were honored with Air Combat Command's mid-sized Aircraft Maintenance Effectiveness Award in November, highlighting the unit's work to generate F-16 sorties during training and deployments. The squadron competed with 20 similar aircraft maintenance units in the command based on their accomplishments
  • Certain officer, enlisted bonuses expired Dec. 31

    Certain bonus programs for Reserve and active duty officer and enlisted personnel expired Dec. 31 due to the president not signing the fiscal 2008 National Defense Authorization Act and returning it to Congress for changes. All reenlistments for eligible Airmen in Air Force Specialty Codes with a selective reenlistment bonus or those with a
  • Alert pilots: ready, set, go!

    The phone rings transforming a quiet night into an adrenaline-packed operation for alert pilots here. Pilots on alert status are on constant standby and have only 15 minutes from the time the call comes in to be in the air. "Airpower on standby is what we provide," said Capt. Zach Manning, 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot. "Alert crews
  • 388th members visit range communities

    The 388th Range Squadron recently sponsored an annual trip to three communities that surround the Utah Test and Training Range Oct. 16-18. The purpose of the "Moses trip" is to visit the communities near UTTR airspace to develop a good working relationship with the public. Due to the proximity of the range to the communities, they often hear the
  • Crew chief meets childhood hero at Hill

    "Okay buddy, how do you read me?" That simple phrase may not mean a lot to the average person, but for Airman 1st Class Jeremy Myers, hearing it from his hero was unforgettable. "It's such a small world. Not in my wildest dreams did I think I would be stationed with one of my heroes," said Airman Meyers. Airman Myers, a 34th Fighter Squadron crew
  • Active duty and Reservists exercise together

    Mid-October marked another milestone in the Total Force Integration of the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings as personnel from both units donned their chem gear for their first-ever, joint Operational Readiness Exercise. The Phase-2 ORE kicked off on Thursday, Oct. 11, continued through the 419th FW's Unit Training Assembly weekend, and ended Sunday
  • 'Letter to Airmen' reports modernization progress

    In the latest Letter to Airmen, the secretary of the Air Force discusses how a concerted effort towards modernizing the aging fleet will set the Air Force on a path to success. "A few years ago we set out to recapitalize our aging fleet while maintaining the quality of life for our people and their families, winning the war on terror, and
  • ACC inspectors release 388th superior performers

    The 388th Fighter Wing completed a Unit Compliance Inspection Sept. 16-21 as directed by the Air Combat Command Inspector General. The inspection allows the IG team to verify the compliance with public law, executive orders, and Department of Defense, Air Force and ACC directives throughout the wing. "The team usually comes out to inspect us every
  • Some NCOs may apply to reenter old career fields

    Air Force officials here are offering some active duty staff, technical and master sergeants the opportunity to reenter previously held career fields now in demand, provided they apply by Oct. 31. The Air Force initiated the fiscal 2008 NCO Limited Reclassification program due to unexpected retention issues and Air Force specialty code mergers.
  • Wings conduct night flying

    388th and 419th Fighter Wing pilots will conduct night flying missions here beginning Oct. 1 and will continue into the winter months. Local residents will hear F-16s flying during the night hours as pilots continue to sharpen their night-time combat flying skills. The active duty 388th FW and Reserve 419th FW share a fleet of Block 40 F-16s and
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