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Hill AFB now has half its F-35 fleet, 39 more planes coming before end of 2019

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Last week, the base received its 39th F-35 Lightning II — halfway to its full complement of 78 aircraft.


Education

Utah Military Academy to start aviation program this fall

UMA pilot simulator

Kit Workman, Utah Military Academy commandant of cadets, said that both Utah Military Academy campuses will offer the college-level program starting this upcoming school year. The program gives cadets the opportunity to earn hours toward a private pilot’s license.


Local

Purple Heart Truck to visit Ogden veterans home Saturday

Purple Truck Run

Specially equipped Ford F-150 pickup truck raises awareness of the need for mobility for the nation’s disabled veterans.


Military

US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

Immigration Service Discharges

Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.


Military

Entire Hill Air Force Base newspaper digitized

Hill fighter wings host fifth-gen summit

The entirety of Hill Air Force Base’s little-known, but long-running newspaper is now available with the click of a mouse.


Military

New book tells story of Weber County's involvement in WWII

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West Haven woman’s family research leads to new history book exploring local impact of WWII


Military

565,000 attended Hill AFB air show, another exhibition set for 2020

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Tom Mullican, chief of Hill’s 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs office, said the event went off without any major glitches and air show fans should count on another aerial exhibition in 2020.

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