- Associated Press - Friday, December 14, 2018

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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