419th reservists train for elite NATO competition

March 23, 2017

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Four reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing are training to be selected to compete in the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers Military Competition to take place August 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.



UPS named 419th Employer of the Year

March 2, 2017

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 419th Fighter Wing named UPS its Employer of the Year during its annual awards ceremony Feb. 11.



Wing hosts famed Tuskegee Airman

February 23, 2017

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The 419th Fighter Wing hosted retired Lt. Col. James H. Harvey III, a member of the historic Tuskegee Airmen, during a tour Feb. 11 here.



Reservists bring holiday cheer to children with special needs

December 29, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Airmen in the 67th Aerial Port Squadron are experts when it comes to cargo — from building pallets to loading military vehicles onto aircraft. But today they made a special delivery, loading their cars with gifts for students with special needs. 



Airmen make special delivery to foster kids

December 22, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — About 50 reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing took time off work to volunteer with the Utah Foster Care Foundation today.



Reservists help keep F-35 stealthy

October 13, 2016

When the Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and active-duty 388th FW received the Air Force’s first operational F-35s in September 2015, they took responsibility for not only flying the jets, but also keeping them in top condition.

Tech. Sgt. Jake Lewis, 419th Maintenance Squadron, is a low observable journeyman for the F-35 Lightning II who helps train fellow reservists in keeping the jet stealthy.

“The LO section is a vital part of the F-35 mission,” Lewis said. “We maintain the coating so the jet can keep its level of invisibility.”



Suicide Prevention Month: Wing encourages Airmen to “Be There” for each other

September 29, 2016

 

The Department of Defense launched a new campaign called "BeThere" in recognition of September’s Suicide Prevention Month.

The campaign encourages service members and veterans to take care of themselves and others, and promotes resources for those who are going through difficult times.



1st Lt. Broadhead takes fourth in worldwide military competition

September 8, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — A Citizen Airman from the 419th Fighter Wing placed fourth in an international military skills competition in Madrid, Spain, this month. 1st Lt. Sterling Broadhead, currently serving as the wing executive officer, was part of a three-man team of reservists representing the United States in the novice category. Broadhead and his teammates took part in NATO-standard obstacle courses, pistol and rifle marksmanship, orienteering, and combat first aid.



Reservists wrap up annual tour in Hawaii

September 1, 2016

About 100 Air Force reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing returned Aug. 20 from two weeks of annual tour training in Hawaii.

Airmen from the medical, security forces, logistics readiness, and force support squadrons worked with joint service counterparts at military installations across the island of Oahu to hone their skills. In addition to serving one weekend a month, reservists are required to do two weeks of intensive training each year to ensure they’re ready to deploy anywhere around the world.



419th MDS takes training to Pacific

August 25, 2016

More than 50 reservists from Hill Air Force Base’s 419th Medical Squadron completed two weeks of annual training at military installations across Oahu, Hawaii. The women and men took time away from their civilian careers to assist as medical, dental, optometry, and lab technicians augmenting three medical facilities that serve almost 40,000 military members and their families from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

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