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  • Crew chief meets childhood hero at Hill

    "Okay buddy, how do you read me?" That simple phrase may not mean a lot to the average person, but for Airman 1st Class Jeremy Myers, hearing it from his hero was unforgettable. "It's such a small world. Not in my wildest dreams did I think I would be stationed with one of my heroes," said Airman Meyers. Airman Myers, a 34th Fighter Squadron crew
  • Active duty and Reservists exercise together

    Mid-October marked another milestone in the Total Force Integration of the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings as personnel from both units donned their chem gear for their first-ever, joint Operational Readiness Exercise. The Phase-2 ORE kicked off on Thursday, Oct. 11, continued through the 419th FW's Unit Training Assembly weekend, and ended Sunday
  • 'Letter to Airmen' reports modernization progress

    In the latest Letter to Airmen, the secretary of the Air Force discusses how a concerted effort towards modernizing the aging fleet will set the Air Force on a path to success. "A few years ago we set out to recapitalize our aging fleet while maintaining the quality of life for our people and their families, winning the war on terror, and
  • ACC inspectors release 388th superior performers

    The 388th Fighter Wing completed a Unit Compliance Inspection Sept. 16-21 as directed by the Air Combat Command Inspector General. The inspection allows the IG team to verify the compliance with public law, executive orders, and Department of Defense, Air Force and ACC directives throughout the wing. "The team usually comes out to inspect us every
  • 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