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  • Hill Airmen, aircraft progress together as F-35A program matures

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Two years after the Air Force declared IOC for the F-35A, pilots and maintainers at Hill’s active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings are steadily erasing the word “initial” from in front of “operational capability.”Since the IOC announcement on Aug. 2, 2016, Airmen and the jet have grown together during
  • State’s money-saving programs aim to keep military members, vets in Utah

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- The Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs recently announced several programs that will benefit current and former service members in the state.These include a first-time homebuyer grant of $2,500, license reciprocity for military members and spouses with professional licenses in other states, and pro-bono
  • Weapons load challenges Airmen, builds camaraderie

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The and 388th and 419th Fighter Wings held a quarterly weapons load competition here July 6.   Three active duty and one reserve team competed in the competition, which tests Airmen’s ability to quickly and accurately load weapons onto an F-35 Lightning II.   “Competitions like these are important in the weapons
  • 388th FW, 75th ABW conduct joint cargo exercise

    The ability to rapidly deploy with America’s newest stealth fighter was tested here recently during a joint cargo exercise. The exercise tested the readiness of the Airmen in the 388th Maintenance Group and Hill’s cargo specialists in the 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
  • 388th Maintenance Group eying future time, cost savings with 3-D printing

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Inside a simple-looking building just off of Hill’s flight line, Airmen are tinkering with advanced technology to bring the future of cost-effective maintenance to America’s most advanced fighter aircraft.  The 388th Maintenance Group’s Air Force Repair and Enhancement Program shop recently acquired a 3-D printer with
  • Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing welcomes new operations group leader

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Colonel Joshua "Dog" Wood took command of the 388th Operations Group during a change of command ceremony here July 9. Airmen, base leadership and community members attended the ceremony. As commander of the operations group, Col. Wood oversees three combat-coded F-35A fighter squadrons and an operations support
  • 388th FW, F-35 put on a show

    Hundreds of thousands of people witnessed the speed and maneuverability of the F-35A during two attack demonstrations at Hill’s 2018 Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space show here. The combat scenarios featured dialogue between a Joint Terminal Attack Controller in ground combat coordinating close air support with F-35A pilots. The demonstration
  • Former 388th FW commander earns first star

    A former commander of the 388th Fighter Wing was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony May 30 at the Hill Aerospace Museum.
  • 388th Fighter Wing hosts Make-A-Wish children

    Eight children and their families from Make-A-Wish Utah visited the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base and earned their wings during a "Pilot for a Day" program here May 24.
  • Successful weapons evaluation exercise comes to a close

    Evaluation exercise Combat Hammer concluded May 10 at Hill AFB and the Utah Test and Training Range. Both are part of the Air Force's Weapons System Evaluation Program, or WSEP.
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