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
April 20, 1916 Sgt. Maj. Elliott Cowdin became the first American pilot to receive the French Medaile Militaire.
April 20, 1923 Maj. Henry "Hap" Arnold led a group of Army Air Corps Airmen from Rockwell Field, Calif., to prove the possibility of inflight refueling. Major Arnold and his men ran a hose between two DeHavilland DH-4Bs for the first inflight contact. Although no fuel transferred during the 40-minute test, the modified tankers demonstrated the feasibility of gravity-flow air refueling.
April 20, 1943 Staging from Funafuti in Ellice Islands, Seventh Air Force B-24s attacked Tarawa for the first time.
April 20, 1962 The first Titan Is placed on alert to make the 724th Strategic Missile Squadron operational 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 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
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The Official Web Site of the 151st Air Refueling Wing