EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A U.S. Air Force F-35 Joint Strike Fighter completed its first aerial refueling from a Royal Australian Air Force tanker here on Sept. 25.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Roughly 1,100 reservists work at Hill Air Force Base, but with the F-35 now firmly implanted, the 419th Fighter Wing is looking to add another couple of hundred.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force’s first operational F-35s arrived here Sept. 2, and 419th Fighter Wing maintenance personnel are already hard at work on the jets, getting hands-on training to become experts in fifth-generation technology.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The arrival of the Air Force’s first two F-35 combat jets in Utah on Sept. 2 marks a new era for fighter aircraft and Hill Air Force Base.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Military officials gushed about the F-35’s presence at Hill Air Force Base when it arrived earlier this month, and now state economic leaders are following suit.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force ushered in a new era of combat air power on Sept. 2 as Hill Air Force Base received the service’s first two operational F-35As.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Hampered by software issues and at one point rumored to be years away from becoming operational, the gun on the F-35A is ready to fire, the Pentagon says.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The hype surrounding Hill Air Force Base and the F-35 has centered mostly around the impending arrival of the first combat-ready jets, a milestone scheduled for Sept. 11.
The head of Air Force Reserve Command discussed the Reserve’s future role in F-35 Lightning II maintenance manning, along with other initiatives on July 7. Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson spoke at the Air Force Association’s monthly breakfast at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.
The head of the Air Force’s F-35 Lightning II integration team cited the Air Force Sustainment Center’s overall joint-strike fighter support during a visit to the center headquarters here July 10.
Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, Director, F-35 Integration Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, said he is impressed by the work being done in AFSC.