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  • Supply sergeant orders up 506 AEG Diamond Sharp Award

    KIRKUK REGIONAL AIR BASE, Iraq. -- -- Staff Sgt. Mario Alvarez, 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron Combat Operations Supply journeyman, earned recognition here as the Diamond Sharp Award winner for the week of May 27 - June 2. Sergeant Alvarez deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and hails from Miami, Fla. He has served in the Air Force
  • 388th FW opens pilot gym

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony in the 388th Fighter Wing Headquarters building June 4 marked the opening of the wing's pilot gym--a facility designed to prevent G-induced loss of consciousness. "GLOC is a real threat to F-16 pilots. Over the lifetime of the F-16, we have lost 12 pilots and 16 aircraft to GLOC in the USAF," said 388th FW Commander, Col.
  • 729th ACS deploys in support of the Global War on Terror

    Approximately 200 personnel from the 729th Air Control Squadron deployed to southwest Asia May 15 in support of the Global War on Terror. The squadron will be deployed for at least 120 days as a part of the Air and Space Expeditionary Force rotation. An AEF is a cross-section of aerospace capabilities that can be tailored to meet specific theater
  • Wing takes time out for safety

    As Reveille played across Hill Air Force Base May 21, 388th Fighter Wing Airmen gathered inside a hangar on the aircraft ramp to kick off Safety Day events with a 1.5-mile formation run. More than 2,000 wing Airmen participated in the morning's run to focus on physical fitness. Wing leadership paused flying operations and conducted a safety day in
  • Cannon jets move to 388th Fighter Wing

    The 388th Fighter Wing received three F-16s from Cannon Air Force Base's 27th Fighter Wing in April and will receive the next one in May. In 2005, the Department of Defense Base Realignment and Closure commission recommendations called for Cannon, located near Clovis, N.M., to distribute its F-16s to seven other bases, including Hill. Receiving the
  • Aircraft repaired, ready to fly

    After investing two years of maintenance work and $1.1 million to repair a crash-damaged F-16, maintainers from the 649th Combat Logistics Support Squadron returned the aircraft to its owners during a ceremony here May 7. The returned aircraft is one of two F-16s belonging to the 388th Fighter Wing's 421st FS that were damaged during a 2003
  • 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