HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The base community gathered Nov. 30 for a tree lighting ceremony in front of the Arts & Crafts Center here. The annual event also included a visit from Santa Claus, snacks, activities and holiday music.
Col. David Lyons, 388th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to 388th and 419th Fighter Wing Airmen and family members during an annual Thanksgiving feast at Hill Air Force Base Nov. 23. Wing leaders teamed up with local civic leaders to serve turkey, sides, and dessert. Businesses surrounding Hill AFB made the feast possible with food contributions and meal preparation.
Holiday with Heroes event
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
At the Utah Military Academy (5120 S. 1050 W. Riverdale, Ut.)
Sponsored by Consulate General of REpublic of Korea in San Francisco
Features: The Magic of Mike Hamilton, Arrirang Korean Drum Performance, Santa Clause, Elsa and Anna from "Frozen"
For active/retired military members and families.
Must RSVP by 12-3-2016
Text to 801-529-6041 or email to C2KUtah@gmail.com
Space is limited
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Staff Sgt. Kannon Thompson, 419th Fighter Wing Honor Guard member, performs the POW/MIA table ceremony during a Veterans Day program at Chancellor Gardens Assisted Living in Clearfield, Utah, Nov. 11. The Air Force reservist took part in the ceremony with his grandfather, retired Senior Master Sgt. Ed Sherman, who also served in the 419th FW. Together, they joined Chancellor Gardens in honoring the 30 veterans living in the facility. Several other 419th reservists participated in Veterans Day programs and parades across Northern Utah this weekend.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Brady (left) and Dawson from Boy Scout troop 1398 in Sandy, Utah, have some fun during a visit to Hill Air Force Base Nov. 5. The scouts visited the 419th Fighter Wing for an overview of the wing’s mission and weekend training operations, which included a trip to the base control tower to watch F-16 and F-35 aircraft taking off. The 419th FW is Utah’s only Air Force Reserve unit made up of 1,200 Citizen Airmen who serve one weekend each month and two weeks per year in an effort to maintain their wartime readiness.
OGDEN, Utah – Two F-16 Fighting Falcons fly over Stewart Stadium during a football game at Weber State University Nov. 5. The jets were piloted by Maj. Scott Trageser and Maj. Timothy Lawlor, reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing, as part of WSU’s military appreciation game. As the 419th FW transitions to the F-35 Lightning II, the unit continues to fly and maintain the F-16, which it first received in 1983.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Reservists in the 419th Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight prepare to sweep a site at the Utah Test and Training range Oct. 22 for any unexploded bombs left over from routine aircraft training missions. EOD Airmen conduct sweeps at the range on foot or with all-terrain vehicles, spacing themselves 15 to 20 feet apart and traveling in straight lines to cover the most ground. The UTTR is about 100 miles west of Hill Air Force Base and plays host to a wide variety of aircraft to include Hill’s F-16 and F-35s, which drop live weapons on various targets at the range.
Photos from 'Haunting the Hill'.