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  • 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
  • CONR Fighters Patrolling Central Florida

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla -- As part of its continuing Operation NOBLE EAGLE mission, the U.S. Continental NORAD Region (CONR) has increased air patrols in central Florida. F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB, Utah, and F-15 Eagles from the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB, Fla., will patrol the greater Cape Canaveral and
  • Pilots, maintainers celebrate July 4th supporting community flyovers

    Flyovers by four Hill F-16s wowed crowds at parade routes and parks in nearly 15 communities July 4th. Pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings flew over Independence Day celebrations in West Point, Centerville, Park City, Provo, Delta, Tooele, Clearfield, Hooper, Riverdale, North Ogden, Vernal, Henefer, Riverton, and Kaysville. Hill F-16s
  • Hometown pilots participate in Stadium of Fire flyover

    Before they were even old enough to drive, the three boys used to look to the skies during the Stadium of Fire 4th of July celebration when the formation of jets would zoom above the Lavell Edwards stadium, in Provo, Utah. Now all three pilots were given a chance to look down at that same event flying overhead in their F-16 Fighting Falcons in a
  • 388th FW moves forward

    After two years in the commander's seat, Col. Robert Beletic, 388th Fighter Wing commander, shares his thoughts on the wing's progress, challenges and future. Colonel Beletic relinquished command of the wing to 388th Vice Wing Commander, Col. Todd Harmer, in a ceremony July 6. Colonel Harmer will act as wing commander until the new commander, Col.
  • Maintainers help control the sky keeping Balad radars 'rollin'

    Located about 50 feet above the ground are Balad's surveillance radar systems which keep running around the clock, searching the sky in order to maintain air superiority. These systems require daily maintenance to stay running. Airmen of the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron's ground radar maintainers ensure they provide a 24-hour-a-day
  • Reservists join forces with active duty fighter squadrons

    A small group of Reserve F-16 pilots and crew chiefs now work side-by-side with their active duty counterparts here, marking a major milestone in an ongoing integration initiative aimed at increasing the combat capability of Hill's fighter wings. Reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing's 466th Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit began