Tag: 388th Fighter Wing

421st FS and AMU get first F-35A
The arrival of the first jets in the 421st brings the total number of F-35As at Hill to 52 and is a big step toward the 388th Fighter Wing having a full complement of 78 F-35A Lightning IIs by the end of 2019 The 388th Fighter Wing’s 421st Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance...
Here are some exclusive photos of Hill's recent Combat Power Exercise
During the Combat Power Exercise 388th and 419th FWs launched 35 F-35 Lightning IIs within a condensed period of time Taken by Aaron Rumfallo from RampCheck Global on Nov. 19, the interesting photos in this post show Hill’s 388th and 419th Fighter Wings conducting a combat power exercise during which the F-35 has done is first ever elephant walk. During...
388th and 419th FWs Conduct The F-35's First Elephant Walk Exercise
As the Air Force’s only combat-ready F-35A units, the 388th and 419th FWs must be prepared to launch any number of aircraft to support the national defense mission at a moment’s notice The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base (AFB) conducted a combat power exercise on Nov. 19, launching...
Video shows first BRRRRRTTTTTTT Run for F-35A
The cool video in this post shows 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron F-35A aircraft displaying the firepower of GAU-22/A 25mm internal cannon during strafing exercise on two sets of ground targets First BRRRRRTTTTTTT Run for F-35A. Taken on Aug. 13, 2018 at the Utah Test and Training range, the cool video in this post shows 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter...
388th FW fires F-35A's GAU-22/A 25 mm internal cannon for the first time in operational training
The F-35A’s GAU-22/A 25 mm internal cannon allows the aircraft to maintain stealth against air adversaries as well as fire more accurately on ground targets Pilots from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron were the first operational unit to fire the F-35A’s GAU-22/A 25 mm cannon in a strafing run during training. The two-ship formation fired on two sets...
Hill says goodbye to the iconic F-16 Viper
The then 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hill AFB was the first unit in the U.S. Air Force to receive a combat operational F-16 in January 1979 On Sep. 8, 2017 Hill Air Force Base (AFB), Utah, officially ended an era at a Viper Out ceremony celebrating 38-years of the F-16 at the base. The iconic Viper in fact will no...
Since F-16s are being phased out at Hill and transferred to other bases, the F-35 will now be the "face” of northern Utah July Fourth events Independence Day celebrations across northern Utah will be special this year as the F-35A from the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base (AFB) will be making their debut at the flyovers. Lt. Col. Dave...
The Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) is the information technology infrastructure which performs behind-the-scenes monitoring, maintenance and prognostics to support the F-35A and ensure continued health and enhance operational planning and execution On May, 22, 2017 388th Fighter Wing (FW) and Air Force Reserve’s 419th FW at Hill Air Force Base (AFB) flew the 3,000th F-35A Lightning II sortie. Noteworthy, as...
“The Lightning’s European deployment is another great opportunity to exercise the capabilities of this aircraft. Our strength is the ability to project our power globally and rapidly,” Gen. Mike Holmes, ACC Commander Taken on May 2, 2017 the beautiful pictures in this post show U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-35 Lightning II's from Hill Air Force Base (AFB), Utah, fly in...
The sensor fusion capability of the F-35 gives the F-15 an unprecedented situational awareness which allows the Eagle to fight more effectively against high-end threats On Apr. 15, 2017 eight F-35A stealth fighters and more than 200 Airmen from the active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, deployed at Royal Air Force (RAF)...