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  • 388th FW sends F-35s to large-force joint integration exercise

    Hill's 388th Fighter Wing will participate in a four-day interoperability exercise at Whiteman Air Force Base involving active duty, guard and reserve fighter, bomber, refueling and support units from across the country. Exercise Agile Tiger is designed to meet training objectives consisting of

  • Preserving fighter pilot readiness through preventative care

    Preventive wellness programs are key to ensuring the longevity of a pilot’s career. During their day-to-day operations, fighter pilots undergo significant surges in G-force, which increases their likelihood for injuries. Ultimately, this can affect their ability to stay in the cockpit – decreasing

  • One more flight from the Gods

    “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”- Leonardo da Vinci.The commander of Air Combat Command donned his G-suit and helmet, stepping to the flight ¬line as an active-duty fighter

  • Fighter pilot takes inspiration to new heights

    “I hear at times in my uniform out and about in daily life, ‘do they let women fly?’” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Cheryl Buehn, the only female instructor pilot in the 71st Fighter Training Squadron. “I don’t think they realize they’re asking a female fighter pilot. So I take a breath and I say,