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
  • Hill’s F-35s Drop First Weapons

    Hill’s F-35s Drop First Weapons

    Hill Air Force Base, Utah // February 27, 2016
    Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings dropped laser-guided bombs at the Utah Test and Training Range this week, marking the first time an F-35 combat unit has employed weapons from the F-35A.
  • Combat-Coded F-35A To Begin Dropping Bombs

    Combat-Coded F-35A To Begin Dropping Bombs

    Flightglobal // January 19, 2016
    In February or early March, a combat-coded F-35A from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill AFB will release an inert, laser-guided bomb at the nearby Utah Test and Training Range.
  • Hill’s Total Force Team Welcomes F-35

    Hill’s Total Force Team Welcomes F-35

    Hill Air Force Base - 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // October 14, 2015
    Today's arrival ceremony gave Air Force leaders and Utah elected officials an opportunity to commemorate the historic event alongside the Airmen who will fly and maintain the aircraft.
  • Hill Commemorates New Era in Combat Air Power

    Hill Commemorates New Era in Combat Air Power

    388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // October 14, 2015
    Commander of Air Combat Command Gen. Hawk Carlisle said the F-35 is key to keeping America on top of threats to our national security.
  • Utah Governor Gets Pilot’s View of F-35

    Utah Governor Gets Pilot’s View of F-35

    Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs // October 13, 2015
    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert had a chance to "fly" the F-35 Lightning II at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City Oct. 7. During his time in the cockpit, the governor got a feel for the fifth-generation fighter, which arrived at Hill Air Force Base last month.
  • Hill’s F-35s Complete First Training Mission

    Hill’s F-35s Complete First Training Mission

    Ogden Standard Examiner // September 28, 2015
    According to the 388th Fighter Wing, the pilots conducted “mission qualification training,” which included weapons employment, familiarization with the Utah Test and Training Range and other mission proficiency exercises.
  • Reserve Maintainers Get Acquainted With Hill’s First F-35s

    Reserve Maintainers Get Acquainted With Hill’s First F-35s

    Hill AFB // September 10, 2015
    The Air Force's first operational F-35s arrived here yesterday, and 419th Fighter Wing maintenance personnel are already hard at work on the jets, getting hands-on training to become experts in fifth-generation technology.
  • First Two F-35s Delivered To Hill AFB

    First Two F-35s Delivered To Hill AFB

    Air Force Times // September 03, 2015
    Two F-35s arrived Tuesday at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, the first of a planned 72 that will be stationed at the base by 2019.
  • Hill AFB Receives First Two F-35A Lightning IIs

    Hill AFB Receives First Two F-35A Lightning IIs

    September 02, 2015
    The first two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing were officially delivered to the base today. The two F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing variants, known as AF-77 and AF-78, are the first of 72 F-35As scheduled for delivery to the base.
  • SECAF Visits Hill, Addresses Air Force Challenges, Priorities

    SECAF Visits Hill, Addresses Air Force Challenges, Priorities

    75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs // July 26, 2015
    James' visit included updates on the transition from the F-16 to the F-35, the total force integration of the active duty and Reserve 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, F-35 and missile depot maintenance, Hill's global munitions-deployment capability, and cost effectiveness programs helping the Air Force "Make Every Dollar Coun
  • Ogden ALC Activates 570th AMXS

    Ogden ALC Activates 570th AMXS

    U.S. Air Force - Hilltop Times // July 09, 2015
    The squadron is responsible for depot-level maintenance, restoration and modification on the F-35 Lightning II, and works under a public-private partnership with Lockheed Martin.
  • $38.4M worth of F-35 work at Hill included in 2016 Defense Act

    $38.4M worth of F-35 work at Hill included in 2016 Defense Act

    Standard Examiner // May 05, 2015
    As home to the Air Force's first operational F-35 wing, Hill is scheduled to receive 72 jets, which will be divided among three fighter squadrons and flown and maintained by members of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings.
  • Hatch tours F-35 plant in Texas

    Hatch tours F-35 plant in Texas

    Standard Examiner (Ogden, Utah) // October 16, 2014
    Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, toured a Lockheed Martin plant Thursday to observe construction of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet.
  • Hill AFB in midst of robust F-35 preparation

    Hill AFB in midst of robust F-35 preparation

    388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // September 24, 2014
    Aggressive renovation and modification is in full swing at Hill Air Force Base in preparation for the military's newest multi-role fighter aircraft.
  • 419th reservists train to fuel F-35 fighter jets

    419th reservists train to fuel F-35 fighter jets

    419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs // May 05, 2014
    During their two-week annual training at Eglin AFB, reservists from the 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron were certified to refuel the F-35A Lightning II in preparation for the jet’s arrival to Hill AFB in fall 2015.
  • New F-35 Hangar at Hill Air Force Base

    New F-35 Hangar at Hill Air Force Base

    KCSG // February 26, 2014
    Congress approved funding for the construction of a new maintenance hangar at Hill Air Force Base for the F-35 stealth fighter jet.