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  • 388th Munitions Squadron begins new familiarization training regimen

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 388th Munitions Squadron began a new training regimen recently encompassing each of their twelve different sections.Starting in the precision guided munitions section, Airmen from one of the other ten sections in the squadron received familiarization training on the Guided Bomb Unit-39 small diameter bomb. The
  • Hill fighter wings to fly F-35s over Utah July 3

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A 33-year holiday tradition lives on as pilots from the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active-duty 388th Fighter Wing perform flyovers for 12 cities across Utah this Fourth of July weekend.Spectators may catch a glimpse of four F-35A Lightning II jets in formation between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The jets will fly
  • F-35A joins RED FLAG-Alaska, soars to new heights

    Throughout the years, numerous types of aircraft have flown in the Alaskan skies during RED FLAG-Alaska. This year, a new fifth-generation fighter joins the fight.
  • 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
  • F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team & 388th Fighter Wing to Salute Utah with State Flyover

    We're incredibly thankful to all of the front line COVID-9 responders, and everyone else out there working to flatten the curve. As a small show of support and solidarity; alongside the 388th Fighter Wing, we'll be launching a multi-city Utah flyover from Hill Air Force Base this Thursday, 30 April at approximately 1 p.m. MDT. Details with the route/approximate flight times to follow. (Times are subject to change. Utah residents should observe the flyover from the safety of their homes, and should refrain from travelling to see the flyover. We strongly encourage all residents to maintain social distancing and avoid large gatherings.)
  • Behind the Helmet of the F-35A Demonstration Team’s newest pilot

    Curious about the origin story for the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team's newest pilot and team commander? Check out this feature to learn more about Capt. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe, F-35A Demo Pilot and former F-22 pilot.
  • Record-setting first sortie for wing's newest F-35A

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 388th Fighter Wing set a speed record for bringing online a newly-delivered aircraft last week, flying a local sortie less than five hours after accepting delivery of its 68th F-35A Lightning II.Aircraft 5261 left Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas, production facility a little after 8 a.m. Aug. 1, 2019, landed at
  • Hill Airmen expand F-35A combat capability in Rapid Forge

    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- This week, Airmen from Hill Air Force Base’s fighter wings forward deployed the F-35A Lightning II to several locations in Europe as part of a joint readiness exercise.So far, Operation Rapid Forge has seen F-35As, F-15E Strike Eagles, and C-130J Super Hercules aircraft work together to land, refuel and re-arm with
  • Hill's fighter wings join Utah communities celebrating July 4

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – This July Fourth, F-35 Lightning II aircraft from Hill’s 388th and 419th Fighter Wings will roar over celebrations across Northern Utah.Eight pilots and about two dozen F-35 maintainers from both wings volunteer to work during the holiday to get the jets off the ground."From our altitude, you don't really get to see much
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