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  • Helping F-35A pilots operate, survive at Red Flag

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- The F-35 is lethal and survivable in almost any environment, but it’s just a machine, unable to do anything without a skilled pilot. Those pilots need gear to interface with the jet, operate and survive. Outfitting the pilots is the job of the Airmen in the 388th

  • PHOTOS: Maintainers launching F-35A at Red Flag

    A crew chief, assigned to the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepares to launch an F-35A Lightning II, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Pilots and maintainers from the 388th Fighter Wing's 4th Fighter Squadron and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit are participating in Red Flag 19-1 at Nellis AFB, Nevada.

  • PHOTOS: 388th FW fires F-35A cannon for first time

    Pilots from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron were the first operational unit to fire the F-35A’s 25 mm cannon in a strafing run during training. The two-ship formation fired on two sets of ground targets on the Utah Test and Training range Aug. 13. Loading and firing the cannon was one

  • 388th Fighter Wing standing up final F-35A aircraft maintenance unit

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah; -- Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing recently began standing up the last of its aircraft maintenance units, a big step toward receiving the full complement of F-35A Lightning IIs by the end of 2019. The first operational F-35s landed at Hill Air Force Base in October 2015. Since

  • 388th MXG Airman earns Top 3 Superior Performer award

    Staff Sgt. Benjamin Speer was recently recognized as a “Superior Performer” by the Hill AFB Top 3. Speer is a senior weapons system coordinator assigned to the 388th Maintenance Group and is from Statesville, N.C.

  • Hill AFB units increase flying for weapons evaluations

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Residents around Hill may notice an increase in aircraft arrivals and departures Aug. 6-24 as Hill’s active duty 388th Fighter Wing, the Reserve 419th FW and 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron conduct the U.S. Air Force air-to-ground exercise known as Combat Hammer and

  • Airmen train together in Spain

    Airman 1st Class Joe Pearson, a crew chief with the 421st Fighter Wing from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, stands on the flight line in front of his F-16 Fighting Falcon, April 28, at Albacete Air Base, Spain.