The Utah Air National Guard Base is an Air Mobility Command gained installation and is home to the Utah Air National Guard. The host organization, the 151st Air Refueling Wing, aggressively extends global reach, power and humanitarian support for the state of Utah and the nation. The installation is also home to several associate units that also provide capabilites and support to the state and nation.
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Air Force History
July 27, 1909 Orville Wright, with Lt. Frank P. Lahm riding as a passenger, flew the Army's first airplane for one hour, 12 minutes and 40 seconds to set a two-man endurance record. Thus, the first official flight test of the airplane fulfilled a contract requirement for an hour-long flight with a passenger.
July 27, 1958 Commanders Malcoln Ross and Morton L. Lewis ascended to 82,000 feet in a balloon with 5,500 pounds of equipment, where they stayed aloft for 34 hours, 30 minutes to set an endurance record for a flight into the stratosphere. They also transmitted the first stratospheric television pictures.
July 27, 1962 Strategic Air Command's first Minuteman 1A went into site A-9 at Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
July 27, 1964 The 1964 Daniel Guggenheim Medal was awarded posthumously to Dr. Robert H. Goddard, the father of American rockery.
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 2013 "Airmen of the Year" winners:
Airman of the Year: Senior Airman John Webb, 169th Intelligence Squadron
Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Staff Sgt. Tyson Mayfield, 151st Security Forces Squadron
Senior NCO of the Year: Senior Master Sgt. Wayne Ormond, Utah State Headquarters
First Sergeant of the Year: Master Sgt. Joan Cornell, 169th Intelligence Squadron
Honor Guard Member of the Year: Technical Sgt. Jada Slayton
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
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The Official Web Site of the 151st Air Refueling Wing