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  • Hammer dropped at Hill

    Evaluation exercise Combat Hammer concluded May 10 at Hill AFB and the Utah Test and Training Range. Both are part of the Air Force's Weapons System Evaluation Program, or WSEP.
  • Successful weapons evaluation exercise comes to a close

    Evaluation exercise Combat Hammer concluded May 10 at Hill AFB and the Utah Test and Training Range. Both are part of the Air Force's Weapons System Evaluation Program, or WSEP.
  • F-16 Service Life Extension Program a 'great deal' for Department of Defense, taxpayers

    An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.
  • Thunderbirds aircraft mishap

    A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over the Nevada Test and Training Range April 4, 2018, at approximately 10:30 a.m. during a routine aerial demonstration training flight. The identity of the pilot is being withheld for 24-hours pending next of kin notification. An investigation is being conducted into the cause of the mishap.
  • Wild Weasels train for next fight

    As Air Force pilots navigate hostile skies at break-neck speeds overseas, they must rely on their past experiences and home station training to fight opposing forces and survive.
  • Shooters launch first Rapid Ready Weasel exercise

    On a cold autumn morning, F-16CM Fighting Falcon maintainers scramble to put on gas masks and look over their wingmen for potential leaks in mission oriented protective posture gear, which could compromise the clothing’s ability to deter the effects of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.
  • F-16C Accident investigation Released

    Improper assembly of the main engine control caused a F-16C to be destroyed upon impacting the ground southwest of Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, April 5, 2017, according to an Accident Investigation Board report released today. The pilot safely ejected and did not sustain any injuries. The aircraft, valued at approximately $22 million, was destroyed.
  • Hill AFB bids farewell to 'Viper'

    Hill AFB officially ended an era Friday at a Viper Out ceremony celebrating 38-years of the F-16 at the base. Current and former military members, pilots, maintainers, civic leaders and friends packed Hangar 37 to bid farewell to the plane dubbed the Viper, because of its appearance at take-off. The Viper will no longer routinely fill the northern Utah skies as Hill’s jets are assigned to other locations, primarily Holloman AFB, New Mexico, making room for the F-35A and keeping Hill at the cutting edge of flying technology.
  • Hill AFB, UTTR evaluation exercises close

    Evaluation exercises Combat Hammer and Combat Archer ended August 18 at Hill AFB and the Utah Test and Training Range. Both are part of the Weapons System Evaluation Program, or WSEP.
  • Final Hill AFB F-16 goes through phase

    As the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings transition from the F-16 Fighting Falcon to the F-35A Lightning II, milestones occur frequently. Another milestone is currently underway; the 388th Maintenance Squadron is performing its final phase inspection on a Hill AFB F-16.
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