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  • Lightning Technician Program Airmen Complete Validation Exercise

    The 388th Maintenance Group completed a validation and verification exercise of its Lightning Technician Program last week. The Lightning Technician Program (LTP) is a section within the 421st Fighter Generation Squadron that is comprised of 48 multi-capable Airmen from five different AFSCs. LTP

  • F-35A maintainers at Hill training for more combat flexibility

    As the first active-duty, combat-coded F-35A unit in the Air Force with multiple European, Pacific and Middle East deployments under its belt, the 388th Fighter Wing, from Hill Air Force Base, is taking that experience and refining training processes to create more multi-capable Airmen who can

  • 34th FGS maintainers provide fifth-generation airpower at Red Flag

    Maintainers from the 34th Fighter Generation Squadron, alongside Reservists from the 466th Aircraft Maintenance Unit deployed 12 F-35A Lightning IIs to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., from Jan. 25-Feb. 12. Day-and-night, the Airmen generated two sets of eight aircraft to meet the large-scale conflict

  • 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

  • Unique F-35A program, maintainers progress during Red Flag 20-1

    Hundreds of Airmen from Hill’s 388th and 419th Fighter Wing are deployed here with the 421st Fighter Squadron for Red Flag, the Air Force’s premier large force combat exercise. This is the first Red Flag for the 421st Fighter Squadron as an F-35A Lightning II unit.