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  • 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
  • After four decades, General Keys calls it a career

    After four decades in uniform, the Air Force's current longest serving commissioned officer retires Oct. 1. Gen. Ronald E. Keys, commander of Air Combat Command, is saying goodbye to the service he joined June 4, 1967. Suggesting there have been a lot of changes in his 40 years would be an understatement. Still, the general narrowed down the most
  • "Angry Warriors" return home from deployment

    About 170 members of the 388th Fighter Wing's 729th Air Control Squadron arrived on the flightline 11 a.m. Sept. 23 from a four-month Air and Space Expeditionary Force deployment to Balad Air Base, Iraq. The 729th "Angry Warriors" de-boarded the aircraft and walked between two rows of Utah's Patriot Guard Riders holding American flags to a cheering
  • A heroes' sendoff: WWII vets honored at Hill before trip to D.C.

    Today's generation may best understand the history and sacrifice behind a worldwide conflict through old war movies. But to the 130 WWII veterans who donned their military uniforms once again and packed their bags to come to Hill Air Force Base Sept. 14, the pictures of war are forever embedded in their mind from first-hand experience. A
  • 388th FW commander reveals important concepts for wing

    With 22 years of service as a fighter pilot in the Air Force, Col. Scott Dennis, the 388th Fighter Wing commander, imparts three important concepts to the wing; 1) Own the mission; 2) Make each day your finestl hour as you serve your country; and 3) Make the wing better. The commander took lead of the 388th July 30, during an assumption of command
  • Munitions put to test by Combat Hammer

    Those around Hill Air Force Base may have noticed an increased number of sorties and a diverse group of aircraft flying west to the Utah Test and Training Range recently. From Aug. 12-23, approximately 250 sorties and six types of aircraft took part in the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadrons' Weapons System Evaluation Program, better known as "Combat
  • SERE training to be required for all Airmen

    WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley met Aug. 10 at the Pentagon with several Air Force leaders to discuss the road ahead for survival, evasion, resistance and escape training. Air Force leaders plan to broaden the focus of SERE training for all Airmen due to the threat of isolation and capture for Airmen supporting
  • 729th ACS receives much needed improvements

    The 729th Air Control Squadron is unique to the Air Force in that it serves as one of four deployable air control squadrons, capable of providing radar air surveillance and command and control of coalition aircraft for combatant commanders. They maintain and operate approximately 200 vehicles and manage more than $250 million in assets. The
  • 4th FS to deploy with new combat capabilities

    The 4th Fighter Squadron will be the first in the wing to deploy with new technology and with Reservists by their side. For more than four months as part of the Air and Space Expeditionary Force rotation, about 300 personnel from the 4th FS and 30 volunteers from the 419th Fighter Wing will deploy to Southwest Asia in August to work with coalition