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  • 388th Maintenance Group reorganizes, stands up four new squadrons

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – On Nov 6, the 388th Maintenance Group held a joint ceremony here, provisionally standing up four new squadrons as part of a wing-wide reorganization effort.The new structure aims to streamline administrative and operational control over hundreds of maintainers and their mission, making them more agile and responsive as
  • Weapons evaluations begin next week at Hill, 4th FS deploys to Tyndall

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Communities surrounding Hill Air Force Base will notice an increase in flying over the next two weeks as the Air Force conducts a weapons evaluation here.Next week, F-35’s from the 34th Fighter Squadron, along with F-16s from Shaw AFB, S.C., AC-130 gunships from Hurlburt Field, Fla., and B-2s flying from Whiteman AFB,
  • STEP promotion awarded to 388th maintainer

    Col. Steven Behmer, 388th Fighter Wing commander, presents Staff Sgt. Robert Delacey, 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, with a certificate of recognition for his Stripes for Execeptional Performers promotion to technical sergeant at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Oct. 28, 2020. Under the STEP program, commanders of MAJCOMS, field
  • 421st Fighter Squadron returns to Hill AFB

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hundreds of Airmen from the expeditionary 421st Fighter Squadron returned here today following a six-month deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.The deployment, in support of the United States Air Force Central Command mission, included both Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter
  • First USAF pilot hits 1,000 flying hours in F-35A

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – On Oct. 22, 388th Fighter Wing pilots flew a four-on-six tactical intercept mission over the Utah Test and Training Range in the F-35A Lightning II, using sensors and stealth to take on the enemy. The sortie lasted roughly two hours.It would have been just like any of the thousands of other training sorties flown by
  • Overnight flying expected from Hill AFB this week

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Communities surrounding Hill Air Force Base will hear increased activity during night-time hours next week as a number of aircraft will depart after midnight and return in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, Oct. 20 and Friday Oct. 23.The departure and return times are necessary for the aircraft to make round-trip flights in
  • 388th Fighter Wing share F-35A, fighter pilot life with students in training

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Students in Air Force undergraduate pilot training programs were able to get an up-close and personal look at America’s most advanced fifth-generation stealth aircraft this week thanks to pilots from Hill Air Force Base, Utah.Four F-35A’s, piloted by company grade officers from the 388th Fighter Wing, including the
  • 15th Air Force commander visits 388th FW

    Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, 15th Air Force commander, visited Hill Air Force Base, Utah, October 8, 2020. As the commander of 15th Air Force Franks is responsible for Air Combat Command’s conventional forces. The 15th Air Force helps “advise, assist, advocate and assess the wings to generate mission success.” 
  • F-35 wings test combat capability

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing participated in a rigorous training exercise this week aimed at testing their combat capability. Pilots and maintainers from the wings have been flying and generating roughly 80 sorties per day, some into the nighttime hours.“Team Hill is working together
  • What you need to know about the Social Security Tax Withholding Deferral

    Under a presidential memorandum, military personnel and DoD civilians will see a tax break in their paychecks beginning this month through the end of 2020.