388th Fighter Wing welcomes new 4th Fighter Squadron commander

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  • By Donovan K Potter, 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
  • 388th Fighter Wing
Lt. Col. Yosef A. Morris became the 4th Fighter Squadron commander at Hill AFB during a change of command ceremony here Friday.

Morris was formerly the director of operation for the 34th Fighter Squadron of the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB, where he executed an annual flying hour program of more than 3,100 sorties and 5,000 hours and directed flying operations and training for 39 combat-ready pilots and 11 support personnel in the Air Force’s first operational F-35A squadron.

Hill also bid farewell to Lt. Col. Steven V. Engberg, who served as the 4th Fighter Squadron commander since May 2015. Engberg is moving to Newport, Rhode Island, where he will attend the US Navy War College for one year.

As the 4th Fighter Squadron Commander, Morris will maintain combat readiness of an F-35A squadron consisting of 44 personnel and more than $2.6 billion in Air Force aircraft.

During the ceremony, 388th Operations Group commander Col Jason Rueschhoff charged Morris to build his squadron's combat power as quickly and intelligently as possible to be prepared to, "take the fight to the enemy, kill him, and break all his stuff."

On May 31, 2016, the 4th Fighter squadron completed 38 years of continuous service flying the F-16CM and will begin receiving F-35A aircraft in September of this year.