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  • 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 F-35A units assist in F-16 fighter training

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- Brand new F-16 pilots received a unique training experience here with the help of the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings and the F-35A Lightning II.For the last two weeks, F-16 basic course students and instructor pilots from the 311th Fighter Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, have been
  • 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
  • Hill hosts annual meeting with American Indian tribes

    Hill Air Force Base hosted its annual government-to-government meeting and cultural exchange April 19-20 with members of several American Indian Tribes who claim ancestral and ongoing ties to lands managed by Department of Defense agencies in Utah.
  • Hill firefighters rescue 9 baby ducks from storm drain

    Nine “lucky ducks” were reunited with their parents May 2. Firefighters were called to a parking lot near building 430 on 6th Street to rescue baby ducks stuck in a storm drain.
  • Firefighters prescribe controlled burns for Hill

    Passers-by may have seen flames and smoke on the east side of the base April 27. A team of base firefighters conducted a controlled burn on a small section of the Base Operations and Readiness Training, or BORTA, area.
  • Hill AFB roadwork is set to begin

    The installation has two significant constructions projects scheduled to begin in early May. The renovations will result in two new traffic signals to an increasingly-busy Wardleigh Blvd., while another will include excavation and replacement of asphalt along 6th Street.
  • Second-generation Holocaust survivor shares her family story

    On April 18, the Hill AFB Special Observance Council held a Holocaust Days of Remembrance Service in memory of the estimated six million Jews and other minorities who were killed by the Nazis during World War II.
  • Hill announces 2018 air and space show

    The "Warriors Over the Wasatch: The Legacy Continues" Air and Space Show will return to the Top of Utah June 23-24.
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