The first F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to Hill
AFB, Utah, touched down at the base this week. Airframes AF-77 and AF-78,
assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve Command associate
419th FW, were delivered Sept. 2, Hill officials announced.
Lockheed Martin received a $311.4 million
contract for the F-35 program’s Block 3F upgrade—the planned all-up
configuration—which will be performed on Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and
British variants of the Joint Strike Fighter, according to a Sept. 1 contract announcement.
A pair of A-10 Warthogs from the Air Force
Reserve’s 442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman AFB, Mo., recently touched down at
Lielvarde AB, Latvia, marking the first time A-10s have landed at the former
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