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  • Large Force Test Event 20.03 sets standard for future test events

    Large Force Test Events 20.03 integrated ten weapons systems, including the F-35, F-22, F-15E, F-16, A-10, E/A-18G, HH-60G, EC-130H, KC-46, and KC-135, from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy on November 17, 2020 to test four Tactics Improvement Proposals, known as TIPs, as well as various high priority tests. 
  • Two Hill fighter squadrons complete simultaneous combat exercises

    During the first two weeks of November, two of the 388th Fighter Wing’s F-35A Lightning II squadrons employed live weapons in combat training during simultaneous exercises here and at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Airmen from the 4th Fighter Squadron, including Reservists from the 419th FW, deployed 12 F-35s to Tyndall AFB for an air-to-air weapons evaluation (Combat Archer), and a large force integrated combat exercise (Checkered Flag). At the same time, the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill participated in an air-to-ground weapons evaluation (Combat Hammer) on the Utah Test and Training Range.
  • Enlisted Airmen are the gatekeepers for Hill’s fighter squadrons

    Just like tracking maintenance on an F-35 is critical to flying safety, so is tracking and documenting the performance of the “human weapon system” – pilots – and that job belongs to Squadron Aviation Resource Managers. Squadron Aviation Resource Manager is an enlisted career field that exists in flying squadrons throughout the Air Force. SARM Airmen are responsible for tracking pilots’ and aircrews’ medical and operational training qualifications.
  • 388th FW's F-35A Demonstration Team completes first show

    On July 4, the United States Air Force's F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team completed their first Air Show since being assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing. The team, led by Capt. Kristin "BEO" Wolfe, performed at the Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake airshow at Cedar Creek Lake, Texas. The Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake air show was the first public performance for the F-35 Demonstration Team since their rebasing from Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
  • Stronger Together: French Air Force combines with CAOC to enhance airpower

    To conduct the synchronization of air assets across more than 4 million miles of U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, a dynamic force comprised of men and women scattered throughout multiple divisions and cells is needed. It is within the Combined Air Operations Center walls where an 18 nation coalition team transforms into a harmonic and well-oiled machine that sees the output of kinetic and non-kinetic air warfare come together every day, every hour. Part of this coalition team is a detachment of the French Air Force that assist in the coordination and deliverance of coalition airpower in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve.
  • F-35 Micro-Lids bring significant savings to Air Force

    Having up-to-date software is essential in keeping our nation’s aircraft on the cutting edge. The 402nd Software Engineering Group F-35 element at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, now has five Micro Low-Cost Integrated Development stations.
  • Hill AFB F-35 fighter wing members arrive at ADAB

    The 421st Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2020. Their mission is to support and deploy the F-35 Lightning II and to continue the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing's capabilities of delivering combat airpower, defending the region, and developing relations with regional
  • Global strike, command and control, rapid global mobility missions showcased in aerial formation

    380th Air Expeditionary Wing aircraft, to include a KC-10 Extender, E-3 Sentry, two F-35 Lighting IIs and two F-16 “Viper” Fighting Falcons fly in formation in the area of responsibility (AOR) over the United Arab Emirates May 8, 2020. The 380th AEW is one of the most diverse combat wings in the Air Force; it is comprised of four groups and 15
  • SECAF tours Hill missions to view operational capabilities during pandemic

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett visited Hill Air Force Base April 30 in order to get a firsthand look at critical mission activities here and how the base was operating under current restrictions due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
  • PJs to the rescue

    Airmen from across Davis-Monthan Air Force Base executed a combat search and rescue exercise at Coronado National Forest, Arizona, April 28, 2020.
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