HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Col. David Smith, who took command of the 419th Fighter Wing in November, spent the afternoon at the 419th Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight Jan. 9 as part of an orientation to demonstrate the team’s mission and capabilities.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Last month, Col. David Smith took command of the 419th Fighter Wing, bringing along with him his wife, Stacey, and their two daughters. Smith graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1992 and joined the Air Force Reserve in 2002, and has served both full time and part time as a reservist.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 419th Fighter Wing welcomed a new commander during a formal ceremony on Nov. 7.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The “Misfits,” a four-man team from the 419th Force Support Squadron, took home the Defender’s Cup trophy following an upset victory over nine other teams that competed in the annual combat skills challenge Oct. 4.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 388th Fighter Wing and 419th Fighter Wing formally welcomed the arrival of the F-35 Lightning II during a ceremony Oct. 14.
By BRYAN MAGAÑA
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Gov. Gary Herbert had a chance to "fly" the F-35 Lightning II at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City Oct. 7.
During his time in the cockpit, the governor got a feel for the fifth-generation fighter, which arrived at Hill Air Force Base last month.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, announced the opening of the nomination season for the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. National Guard and Reserve members and their families are encouraged to nominate employers who have provided exceptional support of military employees above the federal law requirements. Nominations will be accepted today through Jan. 31.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — This week, Airmen in the 419th Fighter Wing will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Air Force Reserve in Utah. From Oct. 2-4, the wing will welcome hundreds of alumni members who have served dating back to 1955.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Reservists in the 67th Aerial Port Squadron competed against each other and their active-duty counterparts in the 75th Air Base Wing during a mini Port Dawg Challenge Sept. 13.
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.