The Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base is an Air Mobility Command gained installation and is home to the Utah Air National Guard. The 151st Air Refueling Wing's mission is to aggressively extend global reach through air refueling, aeromedical evacuation and airlift to U.S. and allied military forces; to enable critical Intelligence systems, air traffic control, cyber infrastructure and information operations for the warfighter; and provide civil defense, disaster relief and domestic response to state and national emergencies as directed by the governor of Utah.
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Air Force History
August 28, 1908 The Army accepted Dirigible No. 1 after flight tests at Fort Myer, Va. from Capt. Thomas S. Baldwin.
August 28, 1942 The War Department directed Air Training Command to provide aircraft and equipment to evacuate sick and wounded American servicemen and women throughout the world.
August 28, 1943 The 482nd Bomb Group, equipped with Oboe, H2S and H2X blind bombing equipment, became the first radar-equipped Pathfinder unit in the U.S. Army Air Forces.
August 28, 1944 Maj. Joseph Myers and 2nd Lt. Manford O. Croy Jr., from Eighth Air Force shared an aerial victory for a Me-262, the first jet to be downed in combat. Maj. Myers was leading eight P-47s flying top cover at 11,000 feet in the vicinity of Termonde, near Brussels, Belgium, when he saw an aircraft flying low and extremely fast. Maj. Myers and Lt. Croy then made a 45-degree dive and caught up with the twin-engine Me262. Before they could fire on the jet, the German pilot scuttled the aircraft in an open field. He fled on foot, but was killed by other P-47s as they strafed the wreck to destroy it. Both Maj. Myers and Lt. Croy received half credit for an aerial victory.
To contact the Utah Air National Guard Base, call (801) 245-2200. For the recruiting office, call (801) 245-2246.
The following is a list of the Utah Air National Guard 2014 "Airmen of the Year" winners:
Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Chris Cook, 151st Logistics Readiness Squadron
Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards, 151st Air Refueling Wing, Public Affairs
Senior NCO of the Year: Master Sgt. Shatiece Werner, 151st Security Forces Squadron
First Sergeant of the Year: Master Sgt. Vallaree McArthur, 151st Mission Support Group
Honor Guard Member of the Year: Technical Sgt. Jamie Phair
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