The Utah Air National Guard Base is an Air Mobility Command gained installation and is home to the Utah Air National Guard. The host organization, the 151st Air Refueling Wing, aggressively extends global reach, power and humanitarian support for the state of Utah and the nation. The installation is also home to several associate units that also provide capabilites and support to the state and nation.
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Air Force History
December 21, 1926 Maj. Herbert A. Dargue led a Pan Am goodwill flight from San Antonio around South America, to Washington, D.C. For the 22,065-mile flight. Major Dargue used five Loening Amphibians with 420-horsepower Liberty engines. On May 2, 1927, four aircraft and eight of 10 aviators (including Capt. Ira C. Eaker and 1st Lt Muir S. Fairchild) completed the flight. They received the Mackay Trophy and Distinguished Flying Crosses for their effort. The other plane crashed in Argentina, killing the crewmen.
December 21, 1944 Gen. Henry H. Arnold became a five-star General of the Army and the first Airman to hold this rank.
December 21, 1950 Boeing delivered the first KC-97A Stratofreighter to the. Air Force. The company unveiled the first C-97 model converted to a tanker-transport earlier in the month. The KC-97A, a propeller-driven, four-engine aircraft, had a flying boom and four added fuselage tanks with a 14,990-gallon capacity.
December 21, 1959 Gen. Thomas S. Power accepted the first production-model Hound Dog guided air-to-surface missile at North American Aviation's plant in Downey for the Air Force.
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 2013 "Airmen of the Year" winners:
Airman of the Year: Senior Airman John Webb, 169th Intelligence Squadron
Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Staff Sgt. Tyson Mayfield, 151st Security Forces Squadron
Senior NCO of the Year: Senior Master Sgt. Wayne Ormond, Utah State Headquarters
First Sergeant of the Year: Master Sgt. Joan Cornell, 169th Intelligence Squadron
Honor Guard Member of the Year: Technical Sgt. Jada Slayton
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The Official Web Site of the 151st Air Refueling Wing