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 30, 1945 Special Mission 75 ferried 39,928 occupation troops and 8,202 tons of supplies from a staging area in Okinawa to Japan. The mission used 259 C-54s and 360 B-24 bombers as cargo planes and associated aircraft.
August 30, 1950 An experimental B-29 flare mission lit the Han River near Seoul before dawn for a B-26 strike against an elusive enemy pontoon bridge. When it could not be found, the B-26s attacked the permanent bridge.
August 30, 1953 Tactical Air Command's Eighteenth Air Force transferred its last C-122 aircraft into storage.
August 30, 1955 The U.S. Air Force proved its worldwide ability to deploy fighters when a flight commander, who had breakfast near London took off with an F-84F Thunderstreak formation and reached Austin, Texas, in 10 hours, 48 minutes later in time for lunch with his family.
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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