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F-16s departing Utah's Hill AFB for Holloman in New Mexico

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - Hill Air Force Base is saying goodbye to F-16 Fighting Falcons that have made their home at the base near Ogden, Utah, for over nearly four decades.

Two F-16 training squadrons are moving from Hill to Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico to make room at Hill for new F-35s.

Hill personnel held a ceremony Friday at the base to bid farewell to the F-16s, which first arrived at Hill in 1979.

Officials say the Ogden Air Logistics Complex will continue to perform support for the Air Force's F-16 fleet as needed.

Hill currently has the Air Force's only fully operational F-35 wing.

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