Dedicated crew chiefs were recognized on Sept. 27 as members of the 388th Fighter Wing and 419th Fighter Wing held a ceremony to acknowledge its dedicated crew chiefs.
The Raptors Hill Apprciation Night is Friday, August 10, in Ogden. Col. Scott Long, 388th Fighter Wing commander, will be throwing out the first pitch.
This annual event is graciously provided by theTop of Utah Military Affairs Committee and the Ogden Raptors organization. General admission tickets can be picked up in the 75th Public Affairs Office in Building 180, Room 109. The Raptors will be hosting the Grand Junction Rockies in Pioneer League competition; play begins at 7 p.m.
History was made July 16-27 at Red Flag 12-4 when the 388th Fighter Wing trained alongside the Colombian Air Force during Colombia's first time exercising in Red Flag.
During this historic event Colombia also became the 29th country to participate in Red Flag, which is often held bi-annually at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
The Hill AFB open house and air show boasted thrills and chills, not just as a result of viewing agile aerial demonstrations of skill as the weather ended up playing a large role in the Warriors Over the Wasatch: A Legacy of Valor May 26-27. With events scattered throughout three days, including pre-show events on Friday, May 25, bursts of rain, even occasional hail, did stir up the schedule somewhat on Saturday and Sunday but determined crowds came out in force and were rewarded with Thunderbird flights each afternoon.
A 388th Fighter Wing pilot ejected safely from his malfunctioning F-16 fighter jet Friday morning, May 3, during a flight over western Utah's Test and Training Range.
At the time of the accident there was one person on board. The pilot successfully ejected and was evaluated by medical personnel. Emergency response teams from Hill Air Force Base responded immediately to the accident.
On April 10, 1977, the Air Force announced the 388th Fighter Wing as the first operational unit to be equipped with the new F-16 fighter jet. Twenty-five years later, the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings worked collaboratively to preserve the combat heritage of Hill AFB by putting a 388th Fighter Wing flag-ship proudly on display at the Airmen memorial park.
Four F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 388th Fighter Wing flew over a funeral in Garland, Utah, April 6 to salute a U.S. Air Force officer who died March 30.
The flyover for Lt. Col. Heber Marsh Butler, 90, followed his burial with military honors accorded by the Combined Veterans of Box Elder County at Garland Cemetery.
The sight and sound of the low-flying F-16s brought forth tears of joy to the nearly 150 funeral attendees, who said they were grateful for the most fitting tribute to an America patriot and hero of three wars.
The 388th Fighter Wing congratulates its newest major selects. They are as follows:
David Bennett, Gregory Boland, Jason Clugston, Isaac Hipple, Christopher Jensen, Steve Jensen, Brandon Lavalley, Scott Meyer, Davis Rogers and Jared White
Learning about the F-16 Fighting Falcon and just how ready the 388th Fighter Wing is to deploy anywhere, anytime was part of the experience for eight honorary commanders and their guests during an interactive tour March 23.
The day entailed highlights from the wing featuring the maintenance and operations group as well. Tour activities included F-16 flight simulators, phase dock, emergency aircraft egress, the base's air traffic control tower, an engine run in a test cell and an overview on the Utah Test and Training Range.
LAYTON -- "Never forget what we ask these men and women to do," said U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Robin Rand, 12th Air Force commander, as he addressed a crowded room full of 388th Fighter Wing nominees and annual award winners at the wing's annual banquet Feb. 7. More than 300 assembled at the Davis Conference Center included annual award nominees, Falcons, honorary commanders, 388th and 419th Fighter Wing leadership, civilian representatives and family members.
Rand quoted Casper Weinberger in his book, "Home of the Brave," in describing military warriors: