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  • Joint Tactical Air Control team trains at UTTR

    It was January 2003 - right before the invasion of Iraq. Staff Sgt. Trevor Bradford was a Joint Tactical Air Controller stationed with a special forces unit during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. "I received a message we were about to invade Iraq so we had to move out," he said. He arrived in Kuwait with his team. Enemy troops were
  • Downpour doesn't dampen 421st EFS homecoming

    More than 200 Airmen from the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron are home after a four-month deployment to Balad Air Base, Iraq. Hangar 37 was flooded with waiting family, friends and co-workers here Sept. 15, at about 4:10 p.m. as the Airmen stepped off the commercial airline. The downpour of rain didn't stop the happy reunions from being
  • 388th FW 'gets it': Words from the 12th AF commander

    Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern Commander, Lt. Gen. Norman Seip toured 388th Fighter Wing units here Monday, August 28, for the first time since taking command in July. General Seip had the opportunity to address the wing during a commander's call as well as meet with Airmen from the 388th Component Maintenance Squadron, 388th Equipment
  • General Seip arrival

    The new 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern Commander, Lt. Gen. Norman Seip, is scheduled to visit the 388th Fighter Wing August 27-28. The general has specific goals for the 388th FW Airmen. "Fly, fight and win." During his July 7 change of command, Gen. Seip spoke of his goals for 12th AF. "Take care of our Airmen ... ensuring each of them is
  • 'Black Widows' deploy for more combat

    The 'Black Widows' were the first active duty F-16 unit to deploy to Balad Air Base, Iraq, and are there for the second time executing their third deployment supporting Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed at the beginning of May for a four-month Air and Space Expeditionary Force deployment. They have been
  • 388th AMXS gives back to Troop 76

    Members of the 388th Aircraft Maintenance Group and Girl Scout Troop 76 came together for a girl scouts bridging ceremony Sunday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Oak Park Lawn in North Ogden. Members of the 388th Fighter Wing presented these girls with a very special gift as a way of saying thank you for their support while the 388th was deployed for
  • Two F-16s achieve 6,000 hour milestone

    Two F-16s assigned to the "Black Widows" of the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit celebrated their 6,000th flying hour during two recent Operation Iraqi Freedom combat missions over Iraq. Flown by Lt. Col. Mark Cline, 421st EFS commander, and Capt. Nick Edwards, the Black Widow's Squadron flagship Aircraft 88-0471,
  • Falcon Phase In

    The Airmen of the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron's Viper phase team know that beauty is only skin deep, so when they get an F-16 to inspect they look deep underneath the skin to find the ugly problems. Every 400 flying hours, the maintenance squadron's Viper phase team takes apart the F-16s of the 421st Fighter Squadron and puts them back
  • Royal Air Force fighter squadron trains at Hill

    About 200 Royal Air Force personnel from the Marham Tornado Wing are at Hill Air Force Base to conduct joint training with F-16s from the 388th Fighter Wing. The nine Tornado fighter jets are conducting an average of 12 air-toground daily sorties at the Utah Test and Training Range using laser-guided and unguided bombs each day. "This is an
  • Viper West team brings good spirits to SLC hospital

    Ear-to-ear grins can be seen on children's faces as three members of the Viper West team make their way through different hospital rooms at the Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City. The team members visited the hospital to lead a scheduled game of Bingo and give the children coloring books and stickers March 15. Their 30 minute drive