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  • Everything You Need to Know about the F-35A

    Everything You Need to Know about the F-35A

    April 15, 2019

    Everything You Need to Know about the F-35A

    The U.S. Air Force announced that the 4th Fighter Squadron from Hill Air Force Base, Utah deployed this week with their F-35As. The F-35 is the most lethal, survivable and connected fighter in the world. Here are 11 things you need to know about the F-35A.

  • U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II arrives for first Middle East deployment

    U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II arrives for first Middle East deployment

    April 15, 2019

    The U.S. Air Force’s fifth generation multi-role aircraft arrived for its first deployment to the Middle East on April 15, 2019. The F-35A Lightning IIs are from active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

    As the first deployment to the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of…

  • 62nd Fighter Squadron brings its partner nation cohesion to the fight at Red Flag

    62nd Fighter Squadron brings its partner nation cohesion to the fight at Red Flag

    March 27, 2019

    The “Spikes” of the 62nd Fighter Squadron returned from a successful trip to Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 22, 2019.

    Their success could be measured by the fact that they have a training mission at Luke Air Force Base that had to continue while they were gone. They took five F-35A Lighting IIs with…

  • F-35A crew swap provides flexibility for training, combat

    F-35A crew swap provides flexibility for training, combat

    March 20, 2019

    Maintainers and pilots in the 388th Fighter Wing recently completed the first operational rapid crew swap exercise with the F-35A Lightning II.

    Other aircraft like bombers, tankers, helicopters, and twin engine fighters have been doing ‘hot crew swaps’ for some time. Until now, it hasn’t been safe to do with a…

  • Hill’s fighter wings begin night flying

    Hill’s fighter wings begin night flying

    March 12, 2019

    The active duty 388th and reserve 419th Fighter Wings will conduct increased flying operations over the next month, including night-flying missions with the F-35A Lightning II.

    Local residents may notice increased activity during the evening hours as pilots continue to sharpen their night-time combat flying skills.

  • F-35 maintainer is on his way to becoming an F-35 pilot

    F-35 maintainer is on his way to becoming an F-35 pilot

    March 07, 2019

    Staff Sgt. Andrew Martin, a Reserve Citizen Airman crew chief assigned to the 944th Fighter Wing’s Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here, knew at the age of 5 he wanted to be a pilot.


    “My grandfather got me one flying lesson per month starting when I was 13 and I wanted nothing else,” Martin said. “Back then I was…