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.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 419th Fighter Wing hosted a group of elected officials and business leaders from Utah during a two-day trip to Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 20-21.
Registration is open for the Hill Reserve 60th Anniversary Weekend Oct. 2-4.
Those interested in attending can visit www.hillraca.org to register for any or all of the events.
The 419th Fighter Wing is celebrating 60 years of the Air Force Reserve’s legacy at Hill AFB during its reunion weekend. The reunion is open to all current and former members of the wing and their families, including those who served in the following AF Reserve units at Hill AFB:
• 313th Fighter Bomber Squadron