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
May 1, 1943 Sgt. Maynard H. Smith as gunner, came under intense enemy fire while returning from a mission to enemy-occupied Europe. Sgt. Smith, on first mission, elected to fight a fire, administer first aid, man the waist guns, and fight intense flames alternately. For his actions, Sgt. Smith received the Medal of Honor.
May 1, 1945 Eighth Air Force sent nearly 400 B-17s from England on a mercy mission to drop nearly 700 tons of food over German-occupied Holland. The Germans approved this flight and promised not to shoot down the bombers if they flew along specified routes. Eighth and Royal air force bombers flew five more "Operation Chow Hound" missions during the next week and delivered nearly 7,900 tons of food.
May 1, 1958 The Air Force redesignated the Florida Missile Test Range as the Atlantic Missile Range.
May 1, 1959 Construction of the first Titan I launch and support facilities began at Lowry AFB, Colo.
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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