Hill F-35s form up for combat training

May 12, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — F-35 pilots here began flying routine four-ship combat training missions at the Utah Test and Training range in the West Desert this week.

F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point’

May 5, 2016


DOD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at a “pivot point” as officials address a number of challenges.

Hill AFB becomes first to work on all F-35 variants

April 28, 2016

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex here became the first depot facility to perform modifications on all three F-35 Lightning II variants after it inducted a Navy F-35C carrier version April 15.

The F-35C was flown in from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, by Navy Capt. Mark Weisgerber, the 33rd Fighter Wing vice commander.

“Hill has the capacity to accomplish the needed modifications, and it is important to optimize the workflow within the Air Logistics Complex,” Weisgerber said.

Despite F-35 glitch, Hill AFB won’t face delays

April 7, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Software issues continue to plague the F-35 as program officials work feverishly to fix a glitch that causes the jet’s radar to shut down sporadically.

Hill’s F-35s drop first weapons

March 3, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings dropped laser-guided bombs at the Utah Test and Training Range last week, marking the first time an F-35 combat unit has employed weapons from the F-35A.

F-35A turns to MHAFB for training

March 3, 2016

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — The F-35A is at the point in its life where it’s taking the first lap around the track away from home.

AFCEC instrumental in F-35 beddown

February 25, 2016

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The F-35 Lightning II fighter jet is touching down at three installations, and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center is paving the way.

F-35 completes transatlantic first flight

February 25, 2016

Earlier this month, an 11-hour transatlantic flight finally proved the F-35 can cross the pond.

Budget may include major construction at Hill, F-35 purchase at Hill, delay of F-35 purchases

February 18, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force’s proposed 2017 budget includes a delay in F-35 purchases, new life for the A-10 and more than $44 million worth of construction projects at Hill Air Force Base.

F-35 fires first AIM-9X missile

January 28, 2016

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — An F-35 fighter jet from the 461st Flight Test Squadron launched an AIM-9X missile for the first time over the Pacific Sea Test Range Jan. 12.

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