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  • 388th Fighter Wing realigned under Fifteenth Air Force

    Fifteenth Air Force activated Aug. 20, integrating wings and direct reporting units from 12th Air Force and Ninth Air Force to form a new numbered air force responsible for generating and presenting Air Combat Command’s conventional forces.
  • 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.
  • Commanders of ACC, AFRC visit Hill AFB to celebrate F-35 success

    Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, and Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of the Air Force Reserve, paid a visit to the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing to help commemorate a key milestone in F-35A Lightning II operations here.
  • CMSAF to engage with ACC Airmen about resilliency through video games

    The chief master sergeant of the Air Force is scheduled to play video games with three Airmen from within Air Combat Command from 2 to 4 p.m. EDT Oct. 23, 2019, on the ACC Public Affairs YouTube channel — ACCNewsTV. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airmen JaNae Capuno)
  • 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
  • F-35 transported via C-17

    An F-35 Lightning II was loaded into a C-17 Globemaster by 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial porters recently at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Tech. Sgt. Allen Fanter, from the 388th Maintenance Group, helped coordinate the movement. This was the first-ever F-35 wing removal and shipment via air transport. The $200,000 four-year project culminated in the transport of the aircraft to Hill's Ogden Air Logistics Complex. There it will become the Air Force’s first F-35 aircraft battle damage trainer.
  • 388th, Norwegian F-35 maintainers push program with first 'cross-servicing'

    For the first time outside the U. S., Norwegian and American F-35 Lightning II maintainers worked together on their aircraft June 17, 2019. A team of five maintainers and four pilots from the 388th Fighter Wing's 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed to Norway for the historic cross-servicing event, during which the maintenance teams received and turned two American F-35As after their arrival from Finland.
  • Combat Hammer exercise concludes at Hill AFB

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Air Force units here completed a two-week exercise known as Combat Hammer, part of the Air Force’s Weapons System Evaluation Program. The exercise began May 6.Four F-35s from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings participated, making it the fourth WSEP for the Air Force’s newest fighter. Pilots from the
  • 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 Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment
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