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  • 388th Fighter Wing develops leaders with every sortie

    The 388th Fighter Wing launches between 50-100 combat training sorties nearly every day from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The training program is crucial not only to prepare for deployments, but also to develop leaders who will push the Air Force's F-35 capabilities further in the future.
  • F-35 crews conquer new territory in CENTCOM AOR

    The 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron did something in early July which had never been done before by an F-35A Lightning II unit - go into alert status. The squadron performed alert status exercises to provide the necessary data points to mission planners with the U.S. Air Force Central Command Air Operations Center. This hasn’t been done before with F-35s.
  • Hill Airmen take F-35 to Alaska for three weeks of training

    Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings are heading north with the F-35A for three weeks of training alongside a variety of other Air Force units at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Different from the Red Flags the wing has completed at Nellis AFB, Nevada, which focused primarily on scenarios developed for the U.S. Central Command Region, this exercise will focus on scenarios in the Pacific Command Region.
  • Female Airmen deployed from Hill team up for historic combat launch

    Historically, Air Force fighter pilots and maintainers were male, but the future looks a lot different as more and more females join the ranks of these career fields and make history while they do it. Recently, Capt. Emily "Banzai" Thompson, an F-35A Lightning II pilot, deployed from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, made history as she flew in combat, making her the first female to do so in that airframe.
  • For third time, Hill AFB fighter wings deploy F-35As to Middle East

    For the third time in approximately 12 months, Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings 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 Force Central Command mission in the region.
  • Airmen pitch improvement ideas, get funding in 388th FW “Shark Tank”

    Three new improvements will soon be making lives a little easier and impacting the mission here thanks to the Airmen’s research and squadron innovation funds. After a wing-wide competition was announced, three ideas – an F-35A canopy template, and automated industrial crib and an MRE-style nutrition program – were selected to receive funding, and will be implemented soon.
  • Hill AFB F-35 maintainers speed egress inspection and servicing

    Maintainers here are helping aircraft availability numbers by decreasing downtime in the process for inspecting and servicing F-35A Lightning II seats.
  • Green Mountain Boys Reach F-35 Milestone: 500 Sorties

    On May 6th, six pilots assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron, Vermont Air National Guard, stepped into the brisk morning sun and approached their F-35 Lightning IIs. That morning, six F-35s were launched to train for a large force exercise flying mission – and it just so happened that the third aircraft to take off also reached a milestone as the 500th F-35 to take flight from the 158th Fighter Wing.
  • First group of Airmen from Hill’s 34th Fighter Squadron return home

    Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings returned home following a six-month deployment to the Middle East. The 34th Fighter Squadron’s deployment, which started in November, 2019, was first F-35 Immediate Response Force deployment as well as the second F-35A Lightning II combat deployment.
  • F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team & 388th Fighter Wing to Salute Utah with State Flyover

    We're incredibly thankful to all of the front line COVID-9 responders, and everyone else out there working to flatten the curve. As a small show of support and solidarity; alongside the 388th Fighter Wing, we'll be launching a multi-city Utah flyover from Hill Air Force Base this Thursday, 30 April at approximately 1 p.m. MDT. Details with the route/approximate flight times to follow.
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