Several Airmen and civilians donned loaded backpacks and participated in a teambuilding activity here Aug. 19.
The GoRuck Light Challenge, led by a military veteran with a special operations background and sponsored here by the 75th Force Support Squadron, tested participants’ stamina, leadership, and fitness.
The new Team Hill Diversity Council brought representatives from all of Hill AFB’s annual special observances to Centennial Park Aug. 20 to celebrate and learn more about the base’s unique community and diversity.
The event featured food, entertainment, cultural presentations, and informational booths.
Festival attendees received passports to be stamped while visiting booths providing information on the 10 special observances the base recognizes each year. These are:
• Martin Luther King, Jr. (3rd Monday of January)
Military exercises Combat Hammer and Combat Archer ended August 18 at Hill AFB and the Utah Test and Training Range.
During the exercises, Total Force Initiative Airmen assigned to the active-duty 95th and AF Reserve 301st Fighter Squadrons from Tyndall AFB, Fla. tested their ability to build, load, launch and employ munitions, which were dropped and fired from Tyndall F-22 Raptor aircraft.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force’s combat-coded F-35A Lightning IIs were on display for an international audience last week.
Active-duty and reserve Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings here flew the aircraft to the Abbotsford International Air Show in British Columbia, Canada, Aug. 12-14. The visit marked the first time combat-ready F-35As touched down in Canada.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Aircraft from several bases around the Air Force are here through Aug. 18 to drop precision-guided munitions and employ air-to-air missiles on the Utah Test and Training Range during exercises known as Combat Hammer and Combat Archer.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A military exercise know as Combat Hammer continued at Hill AFB and the Utah Test and Training Range this week.
Combat Hammer is conducted by the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron. It is an air-to-ground exercise that collects and analyzes data on the performance of precision weapons and measures their suitability for use in combat.
Aircraft participating this week include A-10s from Moody AFB, Ga., and F-16s from Shaw AFB, S.C.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Hill AFB hosted a ceremony Aug. 5 in celebration of the recent announcement that the F-35A Lightning II aircraft is ready for combat.
Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, declared that the fifth-generation fighter aircraft was “combat ready” Aug. 2.
The new Team Hill Diversity Council will bring together representatives of all of Hill AFB’s annual special observances in one place (Centennial Park) and on one date (Saturday, Aug. 20) to celebrate and learn more about the base’s unique community and diversity.
Dubbed the Diversity Festival, the event will feature food, entertainment, cultural presentations and informational booths from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., for everyone with access to the base.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Airmen of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings have been hard at work preparing the F-35A Lightning II for combat readiness since re ceiving the first operational aircraft in September 2015.
There are still a few weeks of summer vacation left, but Hill AFB’s military parents can get some of their school shopping out of the way — for free — at a Back-to-School Information Fair on Aug. 2.
The fair will be held 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Centennial Park and will offer backpacks and school supplies to DEERS-enrolled military dependent children in grades kindergarten to 12th grade.