HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, visited Hill Air Force Base July 23 -24 for the first time since taking on the job a year and a half ago.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee, 10th Air Force commander, presented the 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron with an award here July 15.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — For the third year in a row, reservists in the wing’s 67th Aerial Port Squadron took first place in the “Fit to Fight” event during the Port Dawg Challenge at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, in mid-June.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — 419th Fighter Wing reservists and their active-duty counterparts were put through rigorous tests of wartime capability during a combat readiness exercise here earlier this month.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Senior Master Sgt. Eric Eberhard, 419th Explosive Ordnance Disposal, is deployed as part of a recovery team tasked to excavate a Laos crash site from the Vietnam era.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Sixteen reservists from the 419th Civil Engineer Squadron joined Airmen from the 459th Civil Engineer Squadron from Andrews AFB, Maryland, to support the Southwest Indian Foundation in the construction of modular homes in Gallup, New Mexico, April 5-18.
The homes are built to provide shelter for homeless Native American families in the Four Corners area. The SWIF has worked with the Air Force and other government agencies in providing homes since 1998.
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.