News: Hill AFB

  • Hill F-35s Complete Intensive Weapons Evaluation

    Hill F-35s Complete Intensive Weapons Evaluation

    Hill Air Force Base // August 29, 2018
    The 388th and 419th Fighter Wings recently completed two exercises over three weeks here known as Combat Hammer and Combat Archer from Aug. 6-24 as part of the Air Force’s annual Weapons System Evaluation Program.
  • Air Force Reserve Pilots Tell Us Why The F-35A Is A Powerful Force Multiplier

    Air Force Reserve Pilots Tell Us Why The F-35A Is A Powerful Force Multiplier

    The Aviationist // April 18, 2018
    “Think of the Apple computer when it was first built in the 1970s and the iPhone now. That is the difference we are talking about.” That’s how U.S. Air Force Reserve Major Scott Trageser, callsign “Worm”, described the single largest benefit of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program for the U.S. Air Force…
  • New F-35A Squadron Stands Up at Hill

    New F-35A Squadron Stands Up at Hill

    Air Forces Monthly // October 03, 2017
    The 4th Fighter Squadron (FS) ‘Fighting Fuujins’ and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) received a first F-35A at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, last Wednesday, September 27.
  • F-35A, Maintainers Demonstrate Global Reach

    F-35A, Maintainers Demonstrate Global Reach

    Air Combat Command // May 10, 2017
    When the Air Force declared the F-35A ready for combat in August 2016, Airmen at Hill Air Force Base knew they could be asked to deploy overseas at any time.
  • F-35 Completes First European Training Deployment

    F-35 Completes First European Training Deployment

    48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // May 08, 2017
    Eight F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron, along with supporting units and equipment from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, completed the first F-35A training deployment to Europe, May 7, 2017.
  • Hill F-35s at Lakenheath

    Hill F-35s at Lakenheath

    Combat Aircraft // May 02, 2017
    ​Eight F-35A Lightning IIs operated by the 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron ‘Rams’ and the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing’s 466th Fighter Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah, deployed to RAF Lakenheath, UK, in April for the type’s first overseas training deployment to Europe.
  • F-35As Deploy to Estonia for the First Time

    F-35As Deploy to Estonia for the First Time

    USAFE-AFAFRICA // April 25, 2017
    Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft and approximately 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Ämari Air Base, Estonia, today, from RAF Lakenheath, England.
  • Ogden ALC Completes F-35 Milestone

    Ogden ALC Completes F-35 Milestone

    Ogden Air Logistics Complex // March 15, 2017
    The Ogden Air Logistics Complex accomplished another "first" in support of the F-35 Lightning II program.
  • F-35A Stealth Brings Flexibility to Battlespace

    F-35A Stealth Brings Flexibility to Battlespace

    75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs // February 14, 2017
    Red Flag planners are tasking the F-35A with taking out advanced threats and the aircraft’s stealth capability is proving pilots can survive and operate effectively where others cannot
  • F-35A Proving its Worth at Red Flag Combat Exercise

    F-35A Proving its Worth at Red Flag Combat Exercise

    75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs // February 02, 2017
    After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-01, the Air Force’s premier air combat exercise held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • USAF Completes Insulation Repairs On Operational F-35s

    USAF Completes Insulation Repairs On Operational F-35s

    FlightGlobal // November 18, 2016
    Lockheed Martin and the US Air Force have finished repairs on the last of 13 F-35As affected by a faulty insulation issue earlier this year, though work continues on Lockheed’s production aircraft.
  • Repaired F-35s Return To Flight

    Repaired F-35s Return To Flight

    Aviation Week // October 31, 2016
    Repaired U.S. Air Force F-35As are beginning to fly again after the discovery of faulty insulation inside the fuel tanks grounded 15 operational jets in September, the service confirmed to Aviation Week.
  • Reservists Help Keep F-35 Stealthy

    Reservists Help Keep F-35 Stealthy

    419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // October 13, 2016
    When the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active duty 388th FW received the Air Force’s first operational F-35s in September 2015, they took responsibility for not only flying the jets, but also keeping them in top condition.
  • First Operational F-35A Squadron Finishes IOC To-Do List

    First Operational F-35A Squadron Finishes IOC To-Do List

    Defense News // July 27, 2016
    The Air Force’s first F-35 squadron has completed all preparations necessary to declare the joint strike fighter combat capable, and sources say an initial operating capability declaration could be made early next week.
  • F-35A Nearly Combat Ready

    F-35A Nearly Combat Ready

    419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // June 27, 2016
    The first off-station deployment exercise for the F-35A Lightning II confirmed that the Air Force’s newest fighter jet is on track to reach initial operational capability later this year.
  • Wheels Up: Hill Shop Improves F-35 Tire Change Process

    Wheels Up: Hill Shop Improves F-35 Tire Change Process

    75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs // June 07, 2016
    For years, the wheel shop at Hill Air Force Base has disassembled, inspected, repaired, built, and delivered reliable tires and wheels for F-16 Fighting Falcons. That reliability and 24-hour turnaround service will remain intact as the base's operational mission transitions to the F-35A Lightning II.
  • Idaho Deployment to Push F-35 Limits

    Idaho Deployment to Push F-35 Limits

    419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // June 03, 2016
    The F-35A pilots and maintainers from Hill's active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will push the aircraft to their limits to simulate deployed operations and ensure the Air Force's newest fighter aircraft are performing as expected.
  • The Perfect Storm

    The Perfect Storm

    Airman Magazine // April 05, 2016
    Thunder’ and ‘Lightning’ strike during joint aerial tests