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3rd fighter squadron at Hill AFB begins to receive F-35As

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec 16th, 2018 @ 6:18pm



HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah is starting to fill up its planned roster of F-35A fighters.

Base officials said the wing's 421st Fighter Squadron on Wednesday received its first two F-35As and that the wing is scheduled to have a full complement of 78 aircraft by the end of 2019.

The wing's other two fighter squadrons have been loaning F-35As to the 421st so its personnel could prepare to maintain and launch the aircraft.

The Air Force's first operational F-35As landed at Hill in October 2015.

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