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Default Air Force Logo ICBM Country: Hill AFB workers play key role in future of strategic defense
The Air Force is responsible for two legs of the U.S. strategic nuclear triad, intercontinental ballistic missiles and bombers. Airmen, civilian employees and contractors at Hill AFB are working hard to provide that strategic ICBM need by overseeing the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, the ICBM for the future.
0 6/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo ICBM Country: Ogden Air Logistics Complex restoring Air Force’s nuclear launch facilities
For more than 50 years, rural American pastures in the Great Plains have housed a key leg in the air, land and sea based strategic deterrent triad – mission-ready Airmen controlling highly-survivable, nuclear-armed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.
0 6/27
2017
Master Sgt. Ryan Hanner, a 388th Maintenance Group Loading Standardization crew member, attaches the chute to an ammunition bulk loader used to load cannon rounds onto the F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) Fighter wings successfully field test F-35A ammunition loader
The 388th Fighter Wing, the Air Force’s first F-35 Lightning II operational wing, recently received five F-35A bulk ammunition loaders for field use. Airmen extensively tested one of the loaders June 6-9, 2017, during an engineering validation and verification evaluation here.
0 6/14
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: June 2
On this look around the Air Force, Airmen from 11 different nations participate in Arctic Challenge 2017, Hill AFB Airmen complete the 3,000th F-35A sortie, and children 15 and under can bowl for free this summer on military installations.
0 6/02
2017
An AN/TPS-75 radar rests on the back of a transport vehicle at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., July 29, 2015. The AN/TPS-75 radar is capable of providing coverage of more than 200 nautical miles in every direction and detecting aircraft as high as 95,000 ft. Following release of a contract award May 11, 2017, the radar, dating to the Vietnam War era and containing vacuum tube technology, will be replaced by Raytheon Company-built three dimensional expeditionary long-range radars by 2028. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Ryan Zeski) AFLCMC awards major long range radar contract
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here awarded the Raytheon Company a $52.6 million contract May 11, 2017, for the three-dimensional expeditionary long-range radar system.
0 5/12
2017
An F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 7, 2017. Eight F-35A aircraft, approximately 250 Airmen, and associated equipment operated out of RAF Lakenheath during a training deployment to conduct air training with other Europe-based aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John A. Crawford) F-35 complete first European training deployment
Eight F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron, along with supporting units and equipment from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, completed the first F-35A training deployment to Europe, May 7, 2017.
0 5/08
2017
F-16 Fighting Falcons from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxi down the runway April 21, 2017, at Albacete Air Base, Spain, to participate in the Tactical Leadership Program. TLP is an annual NATO Mission Commander’s School training program designed to provide joint tactical training with NATO allies to increase NATO coordination and strengthen combined air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Fuchs) Hill F-16s train in NATO exercise
Eight F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and more than 200 Airmen from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th FW from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are currently at Albacete Air Base, Spain, to participate in the NATO Tactical Leadership Program through May 19, 2017.
0 5/01
2017
A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, prepares to be refueled during a flight to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, April 28, 2017. Eight F-35s deployed to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, on April 15 and two forward deployed to Bulgaria for a brief time which allowed the F-35s to engage in familiarization training within the European theater while reassuring allies and partners of U.S. dedication to the enduring peace and stability of the region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton) F-35s forward deploy to Bulgaria
Two F-35A Lightning IIs and about 20 supporting Airmen arrived at Graf Ignatievo Air Base April 28 from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.
0 5/01
2017
F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, land at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017. The aircraft arrival marks the first F-35A fighter training deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility or any overseas location as a flying training deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) F-35A deployment brings advanced airpower capability to Europe
This weekend’s deployment of an initial six F-35A Lightning II fighters and several hundred Airmen to Europe demonstrates the aircraft’s readiness to conduct operations with America’s European partners, according to Air Force leaders.
0 4/17
2017
F-22 Raptors such as this one will encounter robotic technology newly developed through the Air Force Small Business Research program. Robots are now being placed into operation at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, for the purpose of making the process of restoring specialized coatings on F-22 engine inlets much safer for aircraft maintenance personnel. (Courtesy photo/Andrew McMurtrie, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company) Robotic technology developed for F-22s
Robotic technology developed through the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research program will soon make the process of restoring specialized coatings on F-22 Raptor engine inlets more efficient for aircraft maintenance personnel during depot maintenance at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
0 3/28
2017
A next generation F-35 Lighting ll coatings application booth at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is set to become initially operational by October 2017. The state-of-the-art coatings booth project, led by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office, is expected to save more than $330,000 annually in energy through the employment of advanced sensors, control logic and sophisticated software analysis tools to monitor and improve performance over the lifetime of the complex. (Courtesy photo) Next generation coatings booth poised to save Air Force millions in energy
It only makes sense for the Air Force’s newest, most complex, multi-role fighter to have the most advanced, state-of-the-art sustainment facilities to ensure enduring power for years to come. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office is on the front lines of making this happen for the F-35 Lighting ll.
0 3/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo Developer begins construction on innovation center at Hill AFB
Developers at Hill Air Force Base are breaking ground on another new construction project this week, creating more space for new jobs near the base. Air Force and Utah officials participated in a ceremony March 3, 2017, to mark the progress at Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park. The new 21,000-square-foot building will be leased by the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative, which will operate an Innovation Center in the building.
0 3/06
2017
An F-35A Lightning II piloted by Lt. Col. Yosef Morris, a 388th Fighter Wing pilot, taxis during Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 3, 2017. Morris flew the 2,000th sortie during the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise. This is the first deployment of the F-35A to a Red Flag. Maintainers and pilots from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, deployed the fifth-generation fighter to Nellis AFB Jan. 20, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) F-35A stealth brings flexibility to battlespace
Stealth isn’t new in the Air Force; but, stealth combined with the multirole capabilities of the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be a game changer in the Nevada desert.
0 2/13
2017
Airman 1st Class Nathan Kosters, a 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, prepares to launch an F-35A Lightning II during Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) Youngest maintainer at Red Flag launches America’s youngest jet
The future belongs to the young. Airman 1st Class Nathan Kosters, the youngest F-35A Lightning II crew chief in the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, was born in 1996. “The Macerana” was No. 1 on the charts, “Independence Day” topped the box office and the F-16 Fighting Falcon had already been flying for 22 years.
0 2/10
2017
Maintainers from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings Hill Air Force Base, Utah, conduct preflight checks on an F-35A Lightning II during Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Jan. 24, 2017. The F-35’s multi-role capabilities allows it to perform missions which traditionally required numerous specialized aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes) F-35A maintenance sparks Red Flag 17-1
The debut of the F-35A Lightning II at Red Flag has afforded the pilots and maintainers of the aircraft a chance to be a part of the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise.
0 1/31
2017
A T-38 Talon on the ramp at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stormy Archer) Program office celebrates T-38C mod completion
Technicians from the 575th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, modified the last of 446 Air Force and 10 Navy T-38Cs with a video data transfer system (VDTS) and speed break indicator switch (SBIS) in December 2016.
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2017
F-35A Lightning IIs piloted by the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings prepare to depart Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Jan. 20, 2017for Nellis AFB, Nev., to participate in exercise Red Flag. Red Flag is the Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise. This is the first deployment to Red Flag since the Air Force declared the jet combat ready in August 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) Hill AFB fighter wings bring first F-35A to Red Flag
Pilots and maintainers from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings deployed the F-35A Lightning II to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 20, 2017 for exercise Red Flag. This is the first deployment to Red Flag for the F-35A and the first large movement since the Air Force declared the jet combat ready in August 2016.
0 1/23
2017
Default Air Force Logo F-16CM ACCIDENT REPORT RELEASED
An Accident Investigation Board found that an F-16CM Fighting Falcon suffered an engine hardware malfunction resulting in its crash into a rural area in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility on March 29.
0 11/17
2016
After the discovery of faulty insulation on coolant lines caused a temporary flight restriction for 10  F-35A Lightning IIs at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, repaired jets are beginning to fly again. Two aircraft returned to flight Oct. 24. All the affected jets at Hill AFB are scheduled to return to service before the end of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo) Airmen keep F-35s flying
After a discovery of faulty insulation on coolant lines caused a temporary flight restriction for 10 F-35A Lightning IIs at Hill Air Force Base, the repaired jets are beginning to fly again.
0 11/01
2016
A QF-4 Aerial Target performs a flyby at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Oct. 25, 2016. The QF-4 was piloted by Jim Harkins, a pilot from Detachment 1, 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, at Holloman AFB, New Mexico. (U.S. Air Force photo/Paul Holcomb) QF-4 mission nearly complete
The QF-4 Aerial Target mission is winding down and two of the aircraft visited here Oct. 25 so that those who have supported F-4 Phantom IIs over the years could see them one last time.
0 10/26
2016
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