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Staff Sgt. Adan Nunez and Airman 1st Class Tyler Russell, 388th Maintenance Squadron, prepare cargo during an exercise July 13, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar) 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.
0 7/17
2018
F-35A Combat Capabilities Exercise F-35A pilots and maintainers conduct combat capabilities exercise
The F-35A and those who fly and maintain it were tested recently with an exercise designed to simulate environments as close to combat as possible. This is the first time the 388th Fighter Wing’s combined 4th Fighter Squadron and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit have participated in this type of exercise with the F-35A.
0 3/08
2018
Senior Airman Devon Charmichael, a Low-Observable technician, prepares to launch an F-35A Jan 31, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Launching aircraft is historically done by the crew chief, but 388th FW maintainers participating in the Blended Operational Lightning Technicians, or BOLTs, program are learning other maintainer responsibilities in an
effort to create a smaller maintenance footprint. (U.S. Air Force photo) Hill maintainers learning additional F-35A specialties in streamlining initiative
Hill maintainers are on a yearlong journey to be F-35A BOLTs, or Blended Operational Lightning Technicians, in the job specialty of crew chief, fuels, avionics, egress, weapons and low observable (stealth).
0 2/23
2018
Hill AFB Maintainers load for Seoul ADEX Hill maintainers support F-35A first Asia appearance during Seoul ADEX 17
Twenty-seven Hill maintainers and accompanying support equipment loaded into a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 13, bound for Northeast Asia’s largest air show to support the F-35A’s first time on Asian soil. Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition, also known as Seoul ADEX 17, offers a venue to deepen U.S. relationships with the Republic of Korea and enhance regional security while also giving 388th and 419th Fighter Wing maintainers a sense of interoperability and cultural awareness by working in another country. “With this temporary duty, we gain an increased understanding of how other platforms and countries conduct maintenance and daily operations,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Phillips, 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander. “Boots on ground in a location other than home gives us breadth and increased understanding we’re able to pass onto peers, subordinates and leaders alike for application in future movements.”
0 10/19
2017
Final Hill AFB F-16 goes through phase Final Hill AFB F-16 goes through phase
As the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings transition from the F-16 Fighting Falcon to the F-35A Lightning II, milestones occur frequently. Another milestone is currently underway; the 388th Maintenance Squadron is performing its final phase inspection on a Hill AFB F-16.
0 8/07
2017
Final Hill AFB F-16 goes through phase Final Hill AFB F-16 goes through phase
As the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings transition from the F-16 Fighting Falcon to the F-35A Lightning II, milestones occur frequently. Another milestone is currently underway; the 388th Maintenance Squadron is performing its final phase inspection on a Hill AFB F-16.
0 8/07
2017
F-35 Lightning II aircraft assigned to Hill Air Force Base prepare for takeoff May 22. The F-35s are among the first to fly sorties at the base with a new version of ALIS (Autonomic Logistics Information System), the information technology infrastructure which performs behind-the-scenes monitoring, maintenance and prognostics to support the aircraft and ensure continued health and enhance operational planning and execution. (U.S. Air Force/Todd Cromar) Hill Airmen generate 3,000th F-35A sortie, adopt upgraded ALIS
Recently the 3,000th F-35A Lighting II aircraft sortie departed Hill Air Force Base generated by maintainers from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing.That sortie, and all others flown that day was carried out with the new version of the Autonomic Logistics Information System. Commonly called ALIS, it’s the F-35A’s
0 5/30
2017
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