Statement on resumed flying at Hill AFB

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  • 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 388th and 419th Fighter Wings resumed local F-35A flying operations at Hill Air Force Base today. At this point, there is no indication of any additional risk with flying operations after last week's F-35A crash.

The F-35A Lightning II mission at Hill AFB is vital to national defense, and resuming training here is crucial to that mission.

The safety of our Airmen and the surrounding communities is our foremost concern. Our maintainers and pilots do a great job, and we have an entire organization of safety professionals dedicated to the task. We’re confident in the ability of our Airmen and this wing to carry out our mission safely as we move forward. 

All of us are thankful for the heartfelt response and care we’ve seen from our local residents around Hill AFB. We’re genuinely grateful for their support of our Airmen and our mission.