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  • F-35A combat power exercise conducted at Hill AFB

    The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing conducted a combat power exercise Nov. 19, launching dozens of F-35A Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time.
  • 388th FW drops GBU-49 in combat training

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah; -- The 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron recently returned from a weapons evaluation exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where they employed the GBU-49 for the first time in F-35A combat training. The GBU-49 is a laser and GPS guided bomb that can be used in a variety of conditions against many types of
  • F-35 maintainers at Hill shaping future with BOLT

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah; – After several months, an innovative program in the 388th Fighter Wing is proving it has the potential to deliver combat power more efficiently and may shape how the Air Force determines future requirements to sustain F-35A Lightning II operations.“Our Airmen are learning to really unlock the combat potential designed
  • 388th Fighter Wing completes combat exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit recently completed a combat exercise where they tested and evaluated their capabilities to operate the F-35A Lightning II in a deployed environment.The units focused on combat operations and tactical scenarios – aircraft battle damage,
  • 388th FW Finance Airmen bring skills, unique stories to Air Force

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah; -- Airman 1st Class Andrew Snively and Airman Fist Class Christian Uy work back to back. They share an office, an Air Force job, a love for family and a goal to end their Air Force careers as officers one day. They are also two of the most financially experienced E-3s you’re likely to run across in the military. “We
  • 388th FW, 419th FW fly 10,000th F-35A sortie

    Maj. Daniel Toftness, a reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing, departs for a sortie in an F-35A Lightning II Oct. 18, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The flight marked the 10,000th sortie with the aircraft at Hill since the first operational F-35s arrived in September 2015.
  • 388th OSS Airman recognized with Top 3 award

    Airman 1st Class William Dove, a targeting specialist assigned to the 388th Operations Support Squadron, was recently recognized as a Top 3 Superior Performer.
  • 388th, 419th FW's weapons load crews compete

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Loading weapons on an aircraft is a coordinated effort, requiring communication, teamwork, precision, and in wartime, speed. The active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings recently held a weapons loading competition to test the effectiveness of four weapons crews in all those areas in head-to-head “combat” that
  • New tech to ease F-35A flight line maintenance

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Maintainers on Hill’s flight line are beginning to utilize new high-tech, hand-held tablets to work on the F-35A, America’s most advanced multi-role fighter aircraft.“I am passionate about my job and I want to do it well. These tablets are going to help me do that,” said Staff Sgt. Rio Torres, a low observable
  • 388th Airmen help Hill Aerospace Museum host historic SR-71 visit

    The Hill Aerospace Museum, with the help of volunteers from the 388th Fighter Wing, hosted 18 former Airmen who served in the SR-71 program. The group of pilots, reconnaissance systems officers, and maintainers held a panel discussion, and conducted cockpit tours. A “Blackbird Banquet was also held in their honor. The retirees travelled from their
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