TECH. SGT. ROBERT CLOYS/U.S. Air Force
An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron departs on a sortie from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Jan. 8. Airmen assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, known as the “Black Widows,” from Hill Air Force Base, support both Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Work by defense and industry partners here returned more than 80 F-16 Fighting Falcons to the skies after they were grounded in 2014.
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.
KAYSVILLE — Hill Air Force Base has been named the recipient of the 2011 Davis Chamber Legacy Award.
“The coveted Legacy Award is the highest award presented by the Davis Chamber and its Board of directors for service and leadership in the Davis County community,” said Jim Smith, chamber president and CEO.