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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
  • 388th FW, 419th FW fly 10,000th F-35A sortie

    Maj. Daniel Toftness, a reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing, departs for a sortie in an F-35A Lightning II Oct. 18, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The flight marked the 10,000th sortie with the aircraft at Hill since the first operational F-35s arrived in September 2015.
  • 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).
  • 388th FW Airmen compete in F-35A weapons loading competition

    Hill Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing loaded laser-guided munitions into F-35A Lightning II aircraft weapons bays Jan. 19 to determine the wing’s weapons load crew of the year.
  • Hill F-35A maintainers passing the Pacific TSP test

    Five weeks into the first F-35A Pacific Theater Security Package deployment the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit team is at full stride. Maintainers in the Pacific location and in Utah, home of the 34th AMU under the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings are coming together to make the first TSP a success and to fulfill lofty expectations of themselves and of the Air Force’s newest stealth fighter. “Everyone associated with the 34th Fighter Squadron and AMU alike, make a really great team, and that’s good because we have a lot to accomplish while we’re here,” said Capt. Christina Merritt, 34th Expeditionary Maintenance Unit officer in charge. “I’m so happy to be here. We’re showing the world what we’re made of and what the F-35A can do.”
  • 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.
  • Weapons system evaluation brings additional aircraft to Utah

    Residents around Hill may notice an increase in aircraft arrivals and departures Aug. 7-18 as the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron conducts the U.S. Air Force air-to-ground exercise known as Combat Hammer and air-to-air exercise known as Combat Archer. During the next couple of weeks, aircraft from Hill and four other units from around the nation will travel to the Utah Test and Training Range to drop munitions in realistic combat scenarios. With support from the 388th Fighter Wing and 75th Air Base Wing, 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron Airmen will collect and analyze data on how these precision weapons perform and their suitability for use in combat.
  • 388th Fighter Wing welcomes new commander

    Col. Lee E. Kloos assumed command of the 388th Fighter Wing during a change of command ceremony here today. “You have a single focus. It’s not easy, but it’s very clear. That is to be combat ready, and when called upon, go violently to take airpower to the fight,” Kloos said during his address to the 388th FW. “My focus is on you; to take care of you and to take care of your families and make sure you have the resources you need to execute that mission.”
  • Maintainers compete for Load Crew of the Year

    Maintainers from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings went head-to-head at a bomb-loading competition at Hill AFB Feb. 24 to determine the load crew of the year. Teams consisted of previous load-crew-of-the-quarter winners.
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