HILL AIR FORCE BASE — F-35 pilots here began flying routine four-ship combat training missions at the Utah Test and Training range in the West Desert this week.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Air Force reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing are teaching Spanish to high school students at an American school near their deployed location in Southwest Asia. Senior Airman Daniel Gomez-Moyado and Senior Airman Manuel Medrano, 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron, volunteer during their off-duty time to tutor the students in Spanish speaking and comprehension skills.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Senior Master Sgt. Matthew Mason, 419th Maintenance Squadron, was named Air Force Reserve Command’s First Sergeant of the Year at a ceremony in Jacksonville, Florida, on April 16.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Four reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing’s explosive ordnance disposal flight returned April 27 from a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Col. David Castaneda, 419th Fighter Wing pilot, took his final flight in the F-16 Fighting Falcon here April 2. Family and co-workers gathered on Hill’s flightline to congratulate Castaneda on his achievement during the wing’s drill weekend.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Security forces and explosive ordnance disposal personnel from the 419th Fighter Wing recently teamed up for an exercise to learn how to respond when local citizens at deployed locations turn in weapons from the streets to security checkpoints.
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — From the flightline to the hangars, Air Force reservists in the 419th Fighter Wing’s operations and maintenance groups work side by side with active-duty Airmen in the 388th Fighter Wing on a daily basis.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — About 400 people attended the Airmen of the Year banquet Saturday to name the 419th Fighter Wing’s top performers for 2015.
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.