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
September 14, 1922 Maj. H. A. Strauss commanded the first transcontinental airship flight in the nonrigid C-2 from Langley Field, Va., to Foss Field, Calif.
September 14, 1939 Igor Sikorsky made the first successful helicopter flight. The first flight was made while the VS-300 was tethered to the ground.
September 14, 1944 Col. Floyd B. Wood, Maj Harry Wexler, and Lt. Frank Recford made the first flight into a hurricane to collect scientific data in a Douglas A-20.
September 14, 1951 Capt John S. Walmsley Jr, died while illuminating a North Korean supply train with his searchlight-equipped B-26 invader. After stopping the train with bombs, Capt Walmsley repeatedly passed over the train to guide other aircraft to the target. For his actions, he received the Medial of Honor.
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
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
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The Official Web Site of the 151st Air Refueling Wing