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  • 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,
  • 4th AMU superintendant leads Airmen at Red Flag

    The roar of an F-16 Fighting Falcon taking off reverberates through the chest of those on the flight line watching as their hard work comes to fruition. The 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit's primary mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is to maintain the F-16s at Red Flag 12-2, a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the
  • 388 FW building combat experience at Red Flag

    It's exercise training time here again for more than two hundred 388th Fighter Wing pilots, maintainers and some 75th Air Base Wing support personnel participating in Red Flag 12-2, which began Jan. 23 and concludes Feb. 3.Since 1975, Red Flag has been one of the world's largest and most realistic combat training exercises involving U.S. forces and
  • 388 FW Honorary Commander change of command ceremony recognizes community leaders

    The 388th Fighter Wing welcomed three civic leaders as honorary commanders Jan. 12 in a change of command ceremony at Club Hill.Through the honorary commanders 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 binds community relations
  • TFI units deliver impressive results during high-tempo Korea deployment

    A team of active duty and Reserve personnel from Hill's associated fighter wings are racking up some impressive stats during a 180-day deployment to Korea. The F-16 pilots and maintainers from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings departed for Kunsan Air Base in September as part of a Theater Security Package rotation. Fighter units across the Air