Hill Air Force Base

Local Impact

Hill Air Force Base (HAFB) is a substantial contributor of economic activity for Layton City and to the state of Utah as its largest employer. The main South Gate to HAFB and the East Gate are both located in Layton. It should be no surprise that the base continues to be an important and major economic driver and provider to Layton’s economic success. The bedding and maintenance of the F-35A Lightning II fighter at Hill, historically a 20 year program, and Northrop Grumman’s awarded 20-year $63 billion contract for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program located adjacent to the base will only strengthen Layton’s economic position for many years to come. In 2022 alone HAFB created approximately $1.55 billion in annual federal payroll, $4.6 billion in indirect jobs, $9 billion in total annual economic impact, and employed 25,480 personnel.

Prominent Department of Defense contractors in Layton City

Boeing, General Atomics, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Kihomac, JanickiRantec and Westest Engineering Corporation

The base hosts three squadrons of the Air Force’s most advanced fighter plane, the F-35, resulting in hundreds of jobs and $100 million in construction. HAFB recently constructed a $35 million software facility recently to support the F-35 and substantial expansion and growth of the base continues today.

Hill AFB Economic Impact Statement

2022 Report: $9 billion economic impact to Utah

About Hill Air Force Base

Largest single-site employer in Utah with 25,480 employees

History of Hill AFB

Key contributor to US air defense since 1934

Team Hill Mission Video 2020

Team Mission video highlighting units and missions of Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

About Hill AFB Aircraft

F-35A Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor, A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog), T-38 Talon, LGM-30G Minuteman III

Utah Test and Training Range

The Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) is a military testing and training area located in Utah’s West Desert, approximately 80 miles (130 km) west of Salt Lake City, Utah. UTTR is currently the largest contiguous block of over-land supersonic-authorized restricted airspace in the contiguous United States.

Hill AFB Fact Sheets

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The Hill Air Force Base Compatible Use Plan (CUP), completed in 2022,  was developed through a collaborative partnership of representatives from varied stakeholders including local communities and regional entities. 
Military installations are critical to local economies, generating thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic activity and tax revenue annually. Compatibility, in relation to military readiness, can be defined as the balance or compromise between the needs and interests of the community and military. The growth of incompatible development around military installations, often referred to as encroachment, has been a leading factor in the loss of operations at military sites across the country and has resulted in realignment of mission-critical components between installations. This Hill Air Force Base (AFB) Compatible Use Plan (CUP) identifies and strives to mitigate existing compatibility issues, as well as prevent future issues, while strengthening coordination between Hill AFB, Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR), Little Mountain Test Facility, and surrounding communities.
Along with the project sponsor – Layton City – a total of 14 communities participated as stakeholders in this CUP – Clearfield City, Clinton City, Layton City, Ogden City, Riverdale City, Roy City, South Ogden City, South Weber City, Sunset City, Uintah City, Washington Terrace City, Davis County, Tooele County, and Weber County.