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  • Headquarters agreement outlines active-duty, Reserve fighter association

    A historic agreement was signed into place April 16, finalizing the association between the 388th Fighter Wing and 419th Fighter Wing here. The Commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Ronald Keys, and the Commander of Air Force Reserve Command, Lt. Gen. John Bradley, signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining the way ahead for Hill's fighter
  • P-47 instrumental to Hill Air Force Base

    "The P-47 was the key to Hill Air Force Base survival." At least that was what Maj. Gen. (ret) Rex A. Hadley would often say before he passed away in October 2006. General Hadley, a member of the board of directors of the Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah, which supports Hill Aerospace Museum, was instrumental in raising funds from numerous
  • Shelter, lighting project complete

    Past and present 388th Fighter Wing leaders met March 26 on the wing ramp to mark the completion of a $6.25 million aircraft shelter and lighting project, a quality of life initiative for wing Airmen. Construction on the 72 aircraft shelters began in September 2005, and the effort to light the shelters began in October 2006. Currently, the shelters
  • 388th FW life support undergoes ACC inspection

    When is it typical for one person to run his snack bar bill up to $67 dollars for the month? "It is normal for me when we have an inspection like this," said Airman 1st Class Gregory Lentz, when discussing Air Combat Command's recent visit to the 388th life support sections Jan. 22 - 25. Every two years, the squadrons' life support sections receive
  • F-35 demonstration visits Hill

    More than 400 service and community members had a chance to step into the future of Hill Air Force Base during an F-35 Lightning II briefing and cockpit demonstration presented by Lockheed Martin here Feb. 21-23. The 388th Fighter Wing hosted the demonstration to give Team Hill a peek at future Air Force capabilities and to gain support for the
  • Finding a new rhythm

    An unknown virus found its way to him like the plague and tried to take his life as it attacked his heart. "I thought I was just coming down with something from the flu shot I had about a week before," said Master Sgt. Terrell Murray, as he described the events that lead up to the moment he knew about his failing heart. Sergeant Murray, who at the
  • Viper West season takes off

    Air Combat Command's West Coast F-16 Demonstration Team, better known as Viper West, began its 2007 season Jan. 31 in Tucson, AZ. The team will perform Feb. 17-18 at the Falcon and Condor Airshow in Lima, Peru. During Peru's first international airshow, Viper West will provide static displays, aerial demonstrations and orientation flights,
  • Airmen work alongside Peruvian military during joint exercise

    Approximately 150 Airmen are participating in a joint military exercise with the Peruvian air force scheduled to continue through Feb. 16 here. Exercise Falcon Condor 07 allows the U.S military to build relationships with military and civilian leaders of Peru. "This exercise give us the opportunity to deploy to a South American base, visit with
  • ACC top leader is 'proud of 388th FW members'

    Air Combat Command's top leader said he's proud of the 388th Fighter Wing members' "enthusiasm and commitment to the mission" - something he saw firsthand during a visit here Jan. 9-11. "I was very impressed with the folks I met here...impressed with the mission they're executing," said Gen. Ronald E. Keys, commander of ACC. Every place he stopped,
  • ACC Commander to visit 388th FW

    The Commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Ronald E. Keys, will travel here to tour the 388th Fighter Wing Jan. 9-11. During his stay, General Keys will visit sections across the wing in aircraft maintenance, flight, air control, and range operations, as well as support services such as the Junior Enlisted Center, Flightline Ministry and Fast