The 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron resumed flying on July 16. The squadron returned safely from a 180-day deployment in April and was ordered to stop flying because of budget cuts due to sequestration.
More than 25 F-16s and pilots are flying again, but the reinstatement of flying hours does not fully restore combat capability.
Col. Lance Landrum, 388th FW commander, responded to questions about the development with media representatives. “We (the U.S.
It’s an opportunity to experience a state-holiday centered rodeo on July 22 as Hill Air Force Base military members are invited to attend Patriots Night at the Pioneer Days Rodeo in Ogden.
The pristine outdoor arena known at the Ogden Pioneer Stadium will feature clowns, mutton busting, bull riding, bronco riders and more as events continue during a week focused around the 24th of July holiday that remembers the heritage of those who founded the state.
The Mazer Memorial Chapel bell tower rang out 13 times in conjunction with the Let Freedom Ring national ceremony held simultaneously with others July 4 at 2 p.m. (EDT), thirteen times for the thirteen original colonies.The Let Freedom Ring National Bell Ringing ceremony was congressionally mandated 50 years ago and signed by then-president John F. Kennedy, and has continued ever since.
Shade will be an important feature of the Salute to Our Nation’s Defenders Picnic, organizers report. In addition to water-themed bouncy toys, there will be camouflage netting, and refreshing watermelon and cool desserts will be featured.
“We would love to see more of our Airmen and their families,” said Barbara Riddle, chairwoman of the committee. “That would bring a great deal of joy to us as a committee to have strong participation.”
“Gastronomy is very excited about the food they are bringing and serving.
LIBERTY — Military families took a break to experience some summer recreational opportunities, get to know one another a little better, and improve and build on resiliency at the Air Expeditionary Force Retreat at Wolf Creek June 28-30.
Approximately 34 families who had military members deploying or just returning from a deployment enjoyed a beach party, Hawaiian-themed dinner and participated in a series of short marriage enrichment classes, while their children participated in activities set up just for them.
“While we may not carry tool boxes, we may not operate some fancy machine that can manufacture anything out of a block of aluminum, nor do we build bombs — we are the stitching that holds the fighter wing tapestry together,” said Maj. Jason Ross, 388th Maintenance Operations Squadron commander, as he praised the efforts of his Airmen.
The 388th Maintenance Operations Squadron was formally disbanded June 28
As part of an Air Force-wide initiative to distribute company and field grade personnel to empty open positions.
Kids and mud. The words seem to go together.
At the Child Development Centers East and West, teachers intentionally brought the two together on Friday.
Children made mud pies, waded, tip toed or pranced in mud pits. They played in sprinklers and put their hands in the gooey muck. Even the smallest of tots played with beach balls and other toys and put their hands in water sensory tables.
Some seemed hesitant at first, but most jumped in once they were encouraged to do so.
A mud splatter here, a waterhose splatter there.
On May 11, a pilot in the 421st Fighter Squadron used all his previous flight safety training and then some, as he leaned on his wingman and his experience to respond to an in-flight emergency.
During a four ship G-Awareness Exercise, at 9:35 a.m., Capt. Justin Ankenbruck discovered his control stick had broken loose and instead of moving the characteristic quarter inch in all directions it was now moving one to two inches.
On July 11, the base and surrounding communities are likely to see a large group of motorcylists lined up and hitting the streets around lunch time.
The fourth anual See Me Save Me Ride will stage in the BX parking lot at 10:30 a.m., head out the Roy Gate at approximately 11 a.m., ride a circular route through local communities and end up at the Hill Aerospace Museum. Local media representatives are expected and participants are advised to shine up their bikes.