Articles

Barbara Fisher, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 11, 2017
WENDOVER, Utah — Utah Department of Defense agencies hosted an annual face-to-face meeting April 27-28 with members of several American Indian Tribes who claim ancestral and ongoing ties to lands managed by the DOD agencies.Primary hosts for this year’s meeting, which was held in the adjacent cities of West Wendover, Nev., and Wendover, Utah, were Dugway Proving Ground and the Confederated Tribes... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 11, 2017
ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — The F-35A continues to prove itself a game changer as Airmen train together during the aircraft’s first overseas deployment.Eight F-35As and more than 200 Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, deployed here April 15. Pilots and maintainers are generating roughly 10 sorties a day, training alongside F-... Read more
Kari Tilton, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
May 11, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah— Citizen Airmen from the Reserve 419th Fighter Wing are currently at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, in support of the first F-35A overseas training deployment to Europe.The reservists deployed alongside eight F-35As and about 250 personnel from Hill’s active duty 388th FW and are training in support of the European Reassurance Initiative, which bolsters the... Read more
Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
May 11, 2017
ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — Active duty and Reserve Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently deployed to RAF Lakenheath in the United Kingdom, marking the F-35A’s first overseas deploymentThe 34th Fighter Squadron is training in Europe with units from the U.S. Air Force, Royal Air Force and air forces from other NATO Allies.But, before the... Read more
Mitch Shaw, Special to the Hilltop Times
May 11, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — In terms of combat, Hill Air Force Base’s dwindling fleet of F-16s has been out of commission for nearly 18 months.The Air Force started to phase the iconic fighter jet out of action when the next-generation F-35 arrived at Hill in 2015.At the end of that year, the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed to Afghanistan, marking the jet’s final combat mission out of... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
May 11, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Female Airmen now have up to 12 months after having a baby to request separation from the service under the Air Force’s new Diversity and Inclusion initiative.This policy change, effective April 26, 2017, gives female Airmen more time to better understand and assess how they can balance a military career and family needs, ensuring they have the opportunity... Read more
309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group
May 11, 2017
DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, Ariz. — U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Gregory Ferguson, the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), along with an MC-130H Talon II aircraft and its crew, recently visited the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) to recognize and pay tribute to the group’s contribution to the AFSOC mission.The... Read more
LT. COL. DENISE KERR, Air Force Reserve Policy Integration
May 11, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The chief of the Air Force Reserve testified alongside the chief of the National Guard Bureau and other services’ Reserve chiefs before the Senate Appropriations Committee - Subcommittee on Defense, April 26.With the deadline of the continuing resolution looming, all of the services’ described the need for budget stability and predictably.“Constrained defense budgets and a lack... Read more
May 4, 2017
GRAF IGNATIEVO AIR BASE, Bulgaria — Two F-35A Lightning IIs and about 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Graf Ignatievo Air Base April 28 from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.The F-35As are participating in the first training deployment to Europe. The aircraft and total force Airmen are from the 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, and the Air Force Reserve’s 466th Fighter Squadron, 419th... Read more
May 4, 2017
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Airmen here responded to an active shooter scenario in and around building 732 on the base’s east side, April 24.According to Rick Dooley, 75th Air Base Wing installation exercise manager, this type of training is necessary as active shooter events are occurring more frequently.“Active shooter scenarios provide important training for our Security Forces personnel... Read more