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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 388th FW maintainers using 3D printer to supply masks

    Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, protective face masks have been in demand world-wide. Instead of first procuring them from a dwindling supply, needed for healthcare workers and first-responders, Airmen in the 388th Fighter Wing are doing their best to contribute.
  • Commissary takes extra strides to continue service for military community

    The Commissary, like many grocery stores around the country, have the challenge of keeping shelves stocked, managing crowds of worried shoppers and sanitizing stores. With the recent concerns involving COVID-19, the store has seen a dramatic increase in customers stocking up on supplies.
  • Hill AFB and the emergence of the jet age

    During the early years of the 1950s, the Ogden Air Materiel Area continued its involvement with propeller-driven aircraft – primarily the B-26 and B-29. This soon changed. By the end of 1953 Hill AFB became accustomed to the whine of jet engines.
  • Hill fighter wings continue flying operations amid COVID-19 crisis

    The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing are continuing to train and fly the F-35A Lightning II despite the current global Coronavirus outbreak in segmented operations that allows separation between groups of Airmen who may be needed to deploy at any time.
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