EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Nearly 300 reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing arrived at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, for annual training April 18.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee, 10th Air Force commander, visited the 419th Fighter Wing during the April training weekend to get an update on the wing’s mission and talk about transition from the F-16 to the F-35A, the first of which is due to arrive here in September.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Nearly 80 Airmen from the 419th Fighter Wing and 388th Fighter Wing shaved their heads March 23 to show support for 6-year-old Gracie, who is undergoing chemotherapy while battling lymphoblastic lymphoma.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — About 400 people gathered at Layton’s Davis Conference Center to honor the 419th Fighter Wing’s top performers of 2014 during the Airmen of the Year banquet Saturday.
Military personnel, families, business leaders and wing alumni heard from guest speaker Chief Master Sgt. Cameron Kirksey, Command Chief of Air Force Reserve Command. During his remarks, Kirksey recounted the wing’s greatest accomplishments of 2014, encouraged leaders and thanked reservists for their service.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A group of reservists from the 419th Civil Engineer Squadron returned home last week after a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — LeeAnn Gossett has spent the last 17 years preparing for her role as the 419th Fighter Wing’s director of psychological health, a new position created to ensure the well-being of wing members.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Airman’s Medal for a heroic act outside a combat situation was awarded to Master Sgt. Gregory Bartel, specialist flight chief for the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, here today.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Reservists in the 419th Force Support Squadron testing center have stepped in to administer tests to Hill’s active-duty members while the 75th Force Support Squadron testing center undergoes system maintenance.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — When Tech. Sgt. Camille Hurst is not busy with her role as a mother of four, she’s a full-time Weber County Sheriff’s Deputy, an entrepreneur, and an Air Force reservist. Hurst is second-in-charge as a combat arms instructor for the 419th Security Forces Squadron.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 419th Fighter Wing hosted more than 45 civilian employers from across four states, who participated in the wing’s Employer Appreciation Day here Saturday.