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  • Deployed 421st Fighter Squadron join Israeli Air Force in combat exercise

    U.S. Air Force Central Command and the Israeli Air Force conducted the exercise "Enduring Lightning II" on Aug. 2, 2020 in the skies over southern Israel. It is the second joint exercise between the two countries involving the F-35.The IAF's 140th Squadron, which operates the "Adir" (F-35I) fighter jet, trained alongside the 380th Air Expeditionary
  • 388th Fighter Wing develops leaders with every sortie

    The 388th Fighter Wing launches between 50-100 combat training sorties nearly every day from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The training program is crucial not only to prepare for deployments, but also to develop leaders who will push the Air Force's F-35 capabilities further in the future.
  • F-35 crews deployed from Hill perform 'Alert' for first time

    AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates -- The 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron did something in early July which had never been done before by an F-35A Lightning II unit - go into alert status.The squadron performed alert status exercises to provide the necessary data points to mission planners with the U.S. Air Force Central Command Air
  • Hill Airmen take F-35 to Alaska for three weeks of training

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings are heading north with the F-35A for three weeks of training alongside a variety of other Air Force units at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.The 4th Fighter Squadron, which returned in October 2019 from the F-35A’s first combat deployment, will participate
  • 388th FW, Air Force, bid farewell to two retiring leaders

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 388th Fighter Wing recently bid farewell to vice commander, Col. Michael Ebner, and maintenance group commander, Col. Michael Miles, as both completed their Air Force careers and retired. The ceremonies, with reduced capacity crowds, were held in Hangar 37 with social distancing and hygiene protocols in place. Ebner
  • 388th FW's F-35A Demonstration Team completes first show

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- On July 4, the United States Air Force's F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team completed their first Air Show since being assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing. The team, led by Capt. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe,  performed at the Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake airshow at Cedar Creek Lake, Texas. 
  • 388th Maintenance Group welcomes new leader

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah –  Col. Jeremy Anderson took command of the 388th Maintenance Group from Col. Michael Miles during a change of command ceremony here today.Anderson comes to the 388th Fighter Wing from Air Combat Command headquarters where he served as the chief of the Fifth-Generation Aircraft Division, Directorate of Logistics,
  • Female Airmen deployed from Hill team up for historic combat launch

    Historically, Air Force fighter pilots and maintainers were male, but the future looks a lot different as more and more females join the ranks of these career fields and make history while they do it.Recently, Capt. Emily "Banzai" Thompson, an F-35A Lightning II pilot, deployed from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, made history
  • Final Airmen, aircraft from 34th FS deployment return to Hill this week

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The final groups of Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings returned home this week following a six-month deployment to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.The largest group of approximately 200 Airmen, returned to Hill AFB on late-night flight Sunday evening, while most of the Aircraft
  • For third time, Hill AFB fighter wings deploy F-35As to Middle East

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- For the third time in approximately 12 months, Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings here deployed F-35A Lighting IIs into combat.The 421st Fighter Squadron departed Hill AFB recently for Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, to support the United States Air Force Central Command mission in the region. “The