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  • F-16 static display added to Hill Memorial Park

    On April 10, 1977, the Air Force announced the 388th Fighter Wing as the first operational unit to be equipped with the new F-16 fighter jet. Twenty-five years later, the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings worked collaboratively to preserve the combat heritage of Hill AFB by putting a 388th FW flag-ship proudly on display at the Airmen memorial park.As
  • ACC commander visits 388th, 419th FW Airmen

    "It's so good to be back. I feel like I'm back home," said the commander of Air Combat Command to nearly 500 Airmen during an "all call" here April 20.Gen. Mike Hostage, who served as the 388th Fighter Wing commander from April 1998-January 2000, visited here April 18-20 to receive updates on the base's missions. Hill also hosted ACC's spring
  • Flyover salutes three-time war veteran at funeral

    Four F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 388th Fighter Wing flew over a funeral in Garland, Utah, April 6 to salute a U.S. Air Force officer who died March 30.The flyover for Lt. Col. Heber Marsh Butler, 90, followed his burial with military honors accorded by the Combined Veterans of Box Elder County at Garland Cemetery.The sight and sound of the
  • A real class act

    In September 2011 the 419th Fighter Wing and 466th "Snakes" Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) deployed with 12 F-16's to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of South Korea, as a Theater Security Package (TSP). Then on Dec. 1, 2011, the 421st "Black Widows" AMU, the active duty counterpart to the 466th AMU, took over the air tasking order. The deployment was to
  • Airmen welcomed back to Hill Air Force Base after Korea deployment

    Mandi Gable stood in a hangar, waiting for her husband and father of their two boys to come home."There they are! Woohoo!" Drew Gable, 10, shouted, pointing up at the sky as four F-16 Fighting Falcons flew in to Hill Air Force Base as the sun began to set.Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Gable, of the 421st Fighter Squadron, had been in South Korea for four
  • Team Hill, local community helps 388th FW family in crisis

    A major step forward was just taken by a local Air Force family whose home they were renting turned out to be contaminated with methamphetamine.Tech. Sgt. DuWayne Douthett, his wife Wendy and their two children moved into their home nearly a year ago only to find out in January it contained harmful toxins after their children endured serious health
  • Honorary commanders learn about the 388th FW

    Learning about the F-16 Fighting Falcon and just how ready the 388th Fighter Wing is to deploy anywhere, anytime was part of the experience for eight honorary commanders and their guests during an interactive tour March 23.The day entailed highlights from the wing featuring the maintenance and operations group as well. Tour activities included F-16
  • Air Force expands drug testing program to include abused prescription drugs

    The Air Force and other military services will expand their drug testing to include testing for commonly abused prescription drugs beginning May 1, 2012.On Jan. 31, 2012, the Secretary of Defense gave a 90-day advance notice of the drug testing expansion which aims to counter the nation's growing epidemic and encourage those abusing prescription
  • The bigger picture: US, ROK forces show off air power

    Not even the sun had a chance to rise before Airmen here began their work during a combined combat generation exercise, March 2, 2012, between United States and Republic of Korea Air Forces."The purpose of the exercise today is to test the ability of our team to execute our combat mission at a moment's notice," said Col. Craig Leavitt, 8th
  • Three-star reminds Airmen 'Why we fight'

    "Never forget what we ask these men and women to do," said U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Robin Rand, 12th Air Force commander, as he addressed a crowded room full of 388th Fighter Wing nominees and annual award winners at the wing's annual banquet Feb. 7. More than 300 assembled at the Davis Conference Center included annual award nominees, Falcons,