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
August 21, 1944 The F-8F Bearcat first flew
August 21, 1948 In his final report as Chief of Staff for the Air Force, Gen. Carl Spaatz disclosed the development of a supersonic guided atomic missile with a 5,000-mile range.
August 21, 1961 Construction on first Minuteman 1B operational facilities began at Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
August 21, 1967 With a special coating of heat resisting material and protective white paint, Maj. William J. Knight flew the X-15 at 3,409 mph (Mach 6.5) above Edwards AFB, Calif. It was the X-15s first flight with an ablative coating.
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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