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HAFB Night Flight Training To Continue Through Third Week Of May

An F-35A Lighting II awaits to taxi at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, May 20, 2020. Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings have deployed F-35As into combat three times in 12 months. The group of deployed Airmen is made of pilots for the actvie duty 421st Fighter Squadron and the Reserve 466th Fighter Squadron, as well as active duty and Reserve Airmen in the 421st Aircraft Maintnenace Unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Members of the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will continue training flights at night through the third week of May.

Flying is scheduled for most weekdays during that time and should be completed between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

“These times may change based on a number of factors including weather, airspace availability on the Utah Test and Training Range and other support elements,” Air Force officials said. “Hill’s fighter wings must train at night to maintain their combat readiness and all-weather capabilities. Night flying is limited to what is required for pilots to remain proficient in those skills.”

Both fighter wings have deployed in support of combat operations in the Middle East over the last two years.

Hill Air Force Base is home to 78 F-35A Lightning IIs.

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