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  • Top 3 Superior Performer award goes to 388th MXG Airman

    Staff Sgt. Nathan Hassey, 388th Maintenance Group, was recently recognized as a superior performer by the Team Hill Top 3.
  • F-35As deployed from Hill conduct first combat strike

    Two U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft conducted an air strike at Wadi Ashai, Iraq, in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve on April 30.
  • Combat exercise, weapons evaluations mean busy May at Hill

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Communities surrounding Hill Air Force Base will notice increased flying and numbers of aircraft through much of May as the base’s fighter wings conduct a large combat exercise and host a weapons evaluation.Next week, the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing, along with F-16 units from Holloman
  • Hill Airmen deploy F-35A to support Coalition forces

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings here deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, to support the United States Air Force Central Command mission in the Middle East. The aircraft arrived in country on April 15.“For those of us who have been a part of the F-35 program for a while, this is a huge
  • U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II arrives for first Middle East deployment

    The U.S. Air Force’s fifth generation multi-role aircraft arrived for its first deployment to the Middle East on April 15, 2019. The F-35A Lightning IIs are from active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.As the first deployment to the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, crews are prepared and
  • Maintaining a legacy

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah; -- This week, the 388th Maintenance Group hosted retired Lt. Gen. Terry Gabreski as part of a visit to Hill Air Force Base from the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.During the visit, Gabreski, who was the first woman to lead an operational F-16 aircraft maintenance unit, met Capt. Christina Merritt, who decades later
  • PHOTOS: Night ops

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- The work doesn't stop when the sun sets. Airman from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 421st Fighter Squadron and 421st Aircraft Maintenance unit launched the F-35A Lightning II during night flying operations at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 26, 2019. Night flying is required for pilots to sharpen their combat skills and
  • ACC commander visits Hill Air Force Base

    Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, is briefed about the status of the wing by Capt. Dayna Grant, 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, during a visit to the 388th Fighter Wing March 26, 2019, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)
  • F-35A crew swap provides flexibility for training, combat

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Maintainers and pilots in the 388th Fighter Wing recently completed the first operational rapid crew swap exercise with the F-35A Lightning II.Other aircraft like bombers, tankers, helicopters, and twin engine fighters have been doing ‘hot crew swaps’ for some time. Until now, it hasn’t been safe to do with a single
  • Midnight meals available for Airmen

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The Hillcrest Dining Facility is offering a new meal service from 10:30 p.m. to midnight Sunday-Thursday.The additional meal service is open to active-duty military or members on orders with an authorized identification. Payments can be made with a meal card or cash. Debit and credit cards cannot be accepted.For more
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