Hill’s F-35A and airmen mastering first Pacific deployment

November 21, 2017 (by Donovan K. Poller) – More than 300 men and women of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings and 12 F-35As are conducting business for the next six months on the subtropical Japanese island of Okinawa during a deployment known as a Theater Security Package.

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USAF F-35A Lightning II from Hill AFB, taxis for take-off on November 16, 2017, at Kadena AB, Japan. The F-35A is being deployed under U.S. PACOM’s theater security package (TSP) program, which has been in operation since 2004. [USAF photo by A1C Greg Erwin]

Their business is to fly the F-35A, integrate with Kadena Air Base’s F-15Cs and other assets and…

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