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  • 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.
  • Hill to Eielson: Cooperation between first, newest F-35A wing speeds stand-up, shapes future

    Four F-35A Lightning IIs from Hill’s 388th Fighter Wing took off on a four-hour flight across the Pacific Northwest for Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The Air Force’s first combat-coded F-35A Lightning II wing is sending aircraft to the Air Force’s newest F-35A wing to help speed their stand-up. It is a win to help them get in the fight faster and to no longer be the only combat-coded F-35A unit. In the long term this provides a brother in arms, who is going to take the fight to the enemy with the 388th.
  • Synergy-centered maintenance key to F-35A reliability and high mission capability rates

    As capable as the F-35A has proven itself to be on the battlefield – seeking out and evading or killing high-end threats – it can be just as capable in reliability and quick combat 'turns' when maintainers leverage the synergy designed into the maintenance systems. Currently, the 388th Fighter Wing is generating a mission capable rate of more than 80 percent, which means that they can generate enough F-35A sorties to support the operational demands of the wing.
  • Hill Airmen expand F-35A combat capability in Rapid Forge

    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 inert munitions at forward airfields in Poland, and operate out of Lithuania and Estonia in one day.
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