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
February 22, 1945 Aircraft from Eighth, Ninth, and Fifteenth Air Forces began an all-out assault on German communications and other transportation targets.
February 22, 1956 Secretary of the Air Force Donald A. Quarles sped up the Navaho missile program, using a high national priority second only to the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile and Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile programs.
February 22, 1962 U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army elements from the Strike Command began Exercise Banyan Tree in Panama's Rio Hato training area.
February 22, 1967 Twenty-three U.S. Air Force C-130s carried 700 troops from the 173rd Airborne Brigade on the first parachute personnel drop in the Vietnam War. Heavy drops of equipment and supplies followed the personnel drop.
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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