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
June 26, 1945 B-29s started nighttime raids on Japanese oil refineries.
June 26, 1948 The 7th Bomb Group at Carswell AFB, Texas, received Strategic Air Command's first B-36A Peacemaker. With its 160-foot length and 230-foot wingspan, the six-engine Peacemaker was the world's largest warplane. The bomber had an intercontinental capability.
June 26, 1948 The Berlin Airlift (Operation Vittles) begins as a response to a ground blockade imposed by the Soviet Union on Berlin.
June 26, 1957 Tactical Air Command's first WB-66 weather reconnaissance aircraft arrived for duty with the 9th Reconnaissance Squadron, 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing at Shaw AFB, S.C.
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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