2013 A year of challenges and accomplishments

By Mary Lou Gorny
Hilltop Times Editor
January 2, 2014

Hill Air Force Base had a momentous year in 2013. Depot work for the F-35 arrived and the official announcement followed that the first operational F-35 would be stationed at Hill paving the way for others to follow.
Despite a government shutdown and civilian furloughs Hill continued its mission. A warfighter safely landed an F-16 with a major mechanical problem and hundreds more returned from deployments where they were answering their nation’s call. 
Here are the 10 ten stories for 2013:

1. Newest fighter jet operations come to Hill AFB 

2. F-35 workload arrives

3. Team Hill successfully faces challenges posed by civilian furloughs and a government shutdown

4. 421st FS pilots save fighter jet

5. ICBM programs keep defense strong, boost space research

6. 388th and 419th FW, 729th ACS warfighters return home

7. Relocated fire station fulfills service requirements

8. 388th Maintenance Operations Squadron deactivates

9. Hill begins partnership with local community

10. Resiliency — workshop reflects Team Hill focus

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