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  • U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II arrives for first Middle East deployment

    The U.S. Air Force’s fifth generation multi-role aircraft arrived for its first deployment to the Middle East on April 15, 2019. The F-35A Lightning IIs are from active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.As the first deployment to the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, crews are prepared and
  • Maintaining a legacy

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah; -- This week, the 388th Maintenance Group hosted retired Lt. Gen. Terry Gabreski as part of a visit to Hill Air Force Base from the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.During the visit, Gabreski, who was the first woman to lead an operational F-16 aircraft maintenance unit, met Capt. Christina Merritt, who decades later
  • PHOTOS: Night ops

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- The work doesn't stop when the sun sets. Airman from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 421st Fighter Squadron and 421st Aircraft Maintenance unit launched the F-35A Lightning II during night flying operations at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 26, 2019. Night flying is required for pilots to sharpen their combat skills and
  • ACC commander visits Hill Air Force Base

    Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, is briefed about the status of the wing by Capt. Dayna Grant, 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, during a visit to the 388th Fighter Wing March 26, 2019, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)
  • F-35A crew swap provides flexibility for training, combat

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Maintainers and pilots in the 388th Fighter Wing recently completed the first operational rapid crew swap exercise with the F-35A Lightning II.Other aircraft like bombers, tankers, helicopters, and twin engine fighters have been doing ‘hot crew swaps’ for some time. Until now, it hasn’t been safe to do with a single
  • Midnight meals available for Airmen

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The Hillcrest Dining Facility is offering a new meal service from 10:30 p.m. to midnight Sunday-Thursday.The additional meal service is open to active-duty military or members on orders with an authorized identification. Payments can be made with a meal card or cash. Debit and credit cards cannot be accepted.For more
  • Hill's fighter wings begin night flying

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- The active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings will conduct increased flying operations over the next month, including night-flying missions with the F-35A Lightning II.Local residents may notice increased activity during the evening hours as pilots continue to sharpen their night-time combat flying skills.Night
  • Top 3 award goes to 388th MXS Airman

    Airman 1st Class William H. O'Quinn was recently voted as the Top 3's Superior Performer winner.
  • F-35A maintainers, special ops team for forward refueling

    CANNON AFB, N.M. – America’s most advanced aircraft integrated with a variant of one of its oldest and truest airframes this week to provide more combat flexibility to the Air Force.For the first time, Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB, Utah, and Airmen from the 26th Special Tactics Squadron and the 27th Special Operation Logistics
  • Congratulations to ALS graduation class 19-B

    Forty-one future supervisors completed the first step of enlisted professional military education during a graduation ceremony held at The Landing on Feb. 7.
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