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
November 22, 1944 Japanese aircraft staged through bases on Halmahera Island and attacked Far East Air Forces installations on Morotai. The raid resulted in two killed and 15 injured with 15 aircraft destroyed and eight damaged. This attack was one of 82 conducted against the Morotai bases between Sept. 15 and Feb. 1, 1945.
November 22, 1952 While leading a flight of four F-80s against enemy gun positions in Korea, Maj. Charles J. Loring deliberately crashed his damaged aircraft into enemy emplacements. For that sacrifice, he earned the Medal of Honor.
November 22, 1966 The 321st Strategic Missile Wing at Grand Forks, S.D. became the first complete Minuteman II wing, when it received its last flight of missiles.
November 22, 1972 The first B-52 Stratofortress lost to enemy action fell prey to a surface-to-air-missile over North Vietnam. The aircraft made it back to Thailand, where the crew ejected safely.
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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