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
June 19, 1944 American pilots shot down 476 Japanese aircraft in a battle known as "The Marianas Turkey Shoot" through June 20. The U.S. lost 130 planes. Navy submarines and aircraft also sank three Japanese carriers. Afterwards, Japanese naval airpower was not a serious threat to U.S. forces in the Pacific.
June 19, 1947 Col. Albert Boyd set a world speed record of 623.8 mph, flying an XP-80R jet airplane over a three-kilometer course at Muroc Field, Calif.
June 19, 1961 The first Atlas F arrived at Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
June 19, 1962 A superpressure balloon launched at Kindley AFB, Bermuda, on May 31, 1962, landed near Iwo Jima after 19 days at a constant altitude of 68,000 feet.
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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