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  • Hill AFB units reattach wings on repurposed F-35

    Units at Hill Air Force Base recently collaborated to reattach the wings of a damaged F-35A Lightning II aircraft repurposed as a maintenance trainer and test bed for developing new Aircraft Battle Damage Repair (ABDR) procedures and technologies. The aircraft referred to as AF-27 was condemned

  • Course developed at Hill AFB speeds training for new F-35 crew chiefs

    Crew chiefs newly-assigned to the F-35 have direct access to professional development thanks to a course recently created at Hill Air Force Base, which may be implemented throughout the Air Force. The first class of Airmen graduated Friday from the F-35 Crew Chief Upgrade Training course, which was

  • Hill AFB F-35 maintainers speed egress inspection and servicing

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Maintainers here are helping aircraft availability numbers by decreasing downtime in the process for inspecting and servicing F-35A Lightning II seats.388th Maintenance Group Airman Staff Sgt. Cameron Westin and 419th Maintenance Group Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Westover, an Air

  • 419th Fighter Wing hosts F-35 virtual field trip

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – With closures at schools across the nation due to COVID-19, the 419th Fighter Wing invited students to use their computers or cellphones to “visit” here for a virtual field trip today to see the Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-35 Lightning II.Col. Brian Silkey, the

  • Unique F-35A program, maintainers progress during Red Flag 20-1

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada – Hundreds of Airmen from Hill’s 388th and 419th Fighter Wing are deployed here with the 421st Fighter Squadron for Red Flag, the Air Force’s premier large force combat exercise. This is the first Red Flag for the 421st Fighter Squadron as an F-35A Lightning II unit.

  • Record-setting first sortie for wing's newest F-35A

    Aircraft tail number 5261 left Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas, production facility a little after 8 a.m. Aug. 1, landed at Hill Air Force Base at 10 a.m., and by 3 p.m. had taken off on its first combat training mission.

  • New tech to ease F-35A flight line maintenance

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Maintainers on Hill’s flight line are beginning to utilize new high-tech, hand-held tablets to work on the F-35A, America’s most advanced multi-role fighter aircraft.“I am passionate about my job and I want to do it well. These tablets are going to help me do that,” said