• 388th/419th celebrate maintenance professionals of the year

    On April 12, the 388th Fighter Wing Celebrated the Maintenance Professionals of  the Year 2023. Please join us in congratulating the winners. ARMAMENT TECHNICIAN OF THE YEARSenior Airman Hunter Stineman, 34th FGSARMAMENT SUPERVISOR OF THE YEARTech. Sgt. Hayley Powell, 34th FGSARMAMENT MANAGER OF THE

  • Hill Airmen return from Pacific deployment

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- This week, Active duty and Reserve Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings here returned from a 5-month deployment to the Pacific region.Hundreds of pilots, maintainers and support personnel deployed the F-35A Lightning II to Kadena Air Base, Japan, as the 4th

  • Upcoming local combat exercise to test 388th FW readiness capabilities

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing will test their agile combat employment and readiness capabilities during an exercise here later this month.The exercise, which has been in the planning stages for months, will mirror similar off-station exercises, like Agile Flag and

  • Hill AFB Airmen creating organic online/offline communities

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Uprooting and moving every few years, living behind gates, being away from home for the first time, unfamiliar cultures – all can be isolating experiences for Airmen at any stage in their careers.Hill AFB leaders initiated Project ONE last year, with the goal of linking

  • Hill Fighter Wings to night fly in March and April

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings will conduct local night-flying operations with the F-35A Lightning II next week, starting March 11-22 and then continue through much of AprilNight flying is scheduled to be completed by 10:30 p.m. most days. Exact

  • F-35 Demo Team announces new pilot and commander

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Melanie “MACH” Kluesner, an F-35A Lightning II pilot assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, became the new certified pilot and commander of the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team during the Air Combat Command Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,

  • Maintainers assemble new engine trainer for first time

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Maintainers with the 388th Fighter Wing’s Logistics Support Squadron recently completed a project that will save training time and lost flying hours by creating a complete engine trainer here.The trainer combines an old, unusable F-135 engine from Pratt and Whitney with

  • Bamboo Eagle’s scale provides valuable lessons for Hill Airmen

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings deployed with the 421st Fighter Squadron and Fighter Generation Squadron recently returned from Bamboo Eagle, a week-long exercise that took place over expanses of the western United States and eastern