OGDEN -- Ten volunteers from the 388th Fighter Wing demonstrated their commitment to service as they served lunch to nearly 100 homeless guests of St. Anne's shelter in Ogden Dec. 6.
This service is part of the wing's community outreach program where several volunteer opportunities to help within the local community are offered throughout the year.
"This is my fourth time volunteering to feed the homeless," said Master Sgt. Ricky Harmon. "It's so nice to help people especially with the holidays right around the corner."
This year 338 Team Hill members earned their associates of applied science degree through Community College of the Air Force, the world's largest community college. This large number of graduates breaks the 2010 record here of 268.
“Okay, Andrea, are you ready?” asked Col. Rick LeBlanc, vice commander of the 388th Fighter Wing, just after the bubble canopy locked into place and we took to the runway.
Was I ready? I sure felt ready. I'll admit, I grew up repeatedly watching Top Gun, formerly worked for the Navy and now for an Air Force fighter wing, and I spent the last couple weeks physically and mentally preparing for the flight.
Being visible and involved in the needs of enlisted Airmen are just some of the key roles Chief Master Sgt. Mark Batzer says are his job as the command chief of the 388th Fighter Wing.
For the past two months, the chief has been busy getting to know his Airmen, working hard on improving Total Force Integration and already participating in several base activities, including Hill's annual Round-Up Fundraiser where he was the "sheriff."
Residents around Hill Air Force Base may have noticed an increase in aircraft arrivals as well as a diverse group of aircraft flying west to the Utah Test and Training Range April 29-May 13.
Four units deployed to Hill AFB and six units traveled directly to the UTTR to drop munitions in realistic combat scenarios for the Combat Hammer weapons system evaluation program. Nearly 120 precision-guided weapons were dropped, including laser-guided bombs, joint direct attack munitions and AGM-65 Maverick missiles.
Just over a month ago, the 388th Fighter Wing underwent a change of command as Col. Scott Long assumed command from Col. Scott Zobrist.
As a command pilot, Long has put in more than 2,800 flying hours and held various leadership positions including the 455th Expeditionary Operations Group commander at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Long took a few moments to answer some questions about himself, what his initial impression is of the wing, and what he expects of his time at Hill.
gMore than 200 Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing and 419th Fighter Wing received a warm welcome home April 23 after a seven-month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Family and friends gathered in the hangar together and anxiously awaited their loved ones return, who had been gone since September to maintain security and stability in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
A dozen F-16s, their pilots and 36 maintainers returned home April 15 after a nearly seven month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Families gathered on the flightline to greet their loved ones from the 4th Fighter Squadron and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, who have been gone since September to maintain security and stability in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This was the 388th's third successful Operation Enduring Freedom deployment since 2009.