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  • Young F-35A maintainers benefitting from Red Flag experience

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada – Tech school and tech orders and on the job training are foundational pieces of any young maintainer’s development, but putting all that knowledge and skill to the test under the pressure of a deployment helps solidify that foundation. Maintainers from the 421st

  • 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

  • For third time, Hill AFB fighter wings deploy F-35As to Middle East

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- For the third time in approximately 12 months, Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings here deployed F-35A Lighting IIs into combat.The 421st Fighter Squadron departed Hill AFB recently for Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, to support the United States Air

  • 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

  • 388th Fighter Wing emphasizes connection during tactical pause

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing took a brief pause in operations Thursday to address a critical issue. Suicide.While the wing hasn’t suffered any recent suicides, the day was part of an Air Force-wide effort to reach out to every Airmen, to listen, and to provide resources to

  • Deployed Hill F-35As exercise forward combat ops

    Deployed F-35A Lightning IIs from Hill Air Force Base, currently assigned to the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron participated in Exercise Agile Lightning, Aug. 4-7, 2019.The exercise is directly aligned with the 2018 National Defense Strategy’s call to be strategically predictable but