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  • 388th Fighter Wing Conducts Phase II Readiness Exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, UTAH – Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing completed a Phase II readiness exercise, Sept. 13-15, 2022, on Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise, which simulated a forward operating base while already deployed, consisted of 3 days of operations which included chemical warfare

  • 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

  • Looking back at Operation Homecoming on POW/MIA Day

    In an AAFES parking lot at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, rests a plaque dedicated to former POWs from the Vietnam war, including some from the 388th Fighter Wing. It’s easy to walk past plaques, but this one is worth stopping to consider.For nearly a decade before it moved to Hill Air Force Base, the 388th

  • 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

  • 388th FW dialing-in cannon loading, firing in training

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- The 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and 4th Fighter Squadron were the first operational units to load and fire the F-35A’s cannon during training Aug. 13, and what they learned will influence how they train and fight.Loading and firing the cannon was

  • 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