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
January 31, 1956 The 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Group at Shaw AFB, S.C., received the first RB-66C aircraft.
January 31, 1958 Explorer I, the first U.S. satellite to go into orbit, is launched by a Jupiter C rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
January 31, 1961 A Redstone booster carrying Ham, a chimpanzee, in a Mercury space capsule launches from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on an 18-minute, 420-mile flight. Ham performs well during the flight, apparently suffering no ill-effects.
January 31, 1965 Gen. Curtis E. LeMay retired as Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Gen. John P. McConnell succeeded him, effective Feb. 1.
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
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
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