General Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle told reporters F-35’s from Hill Air Force Base could be deployed to Syria and Iraq in the near future, when the fighter jet is declared ready for combat.
“The minute I declare initial operational capability, if the combatant commander called me up and said, ‘We need F-35s,’ I would send them,” Carlisle says in an article published by Air Force Times.
Lt. Col. David M. Price assumed the role of commander at Camp Williams during a ceremony on June 28. Price previously served as deputy cheif of staff for construction and facilities manager at the Utah National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters. He received two bronze stars during deployment in Operation New Dawn and Operation Iraqi Freedom.