NORTHERN UTAH — Even under the threat of billions of dollars in defense budget cuts, Hill Air Force Base is growing, in large part due to the expensive Department of Defense weapons that will be landing there on a regular basis.
“It’s a wonderful thing for Utah,” said Maj. Gen. H. Brent Baker, Sr. at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex on base.
Stored inside a hangar wing at the maintenance complex, you have both the past and the future of the base.
“We do all the maintenance on it and make sure they can work,” Baker said.
A single F-22 Raptor sits not far from its predecessor, the F-16, a plane slated to be phased out in the coming years.
“Look at the F-16. It’s been around since the early ‘70s,” Baker said.