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
October 4, 1945 A Douglas C-54 Skymaster from the Army's Air Traffic Control completed the first global flight for a cargo-type aircraft by flying 23,279 miles in 149 hours, 44 minutes, including 33 hours, 21 minutes on the ground by the time it landed in Washington.
October 4, 1946 Col. Clarence S. Irvine flew the B-29 "Pacusan Dreamboat" to a nonstop, unrefueled distance record of 9,500 miles by flying from Honolulu to Cairo, Egypt, in 39 hours, 36 minutes lasting through Oct.6. The flight path took the aircraft over Arctic regions to test crew through hazardous weather and with complicated navigation and communication problems.
October 4, 1949 C-82s dropped an entire field artillery battery by parachute at Fort Bragg, N.C.
October 4, 1957 The Soviet Union launches Sputnik, the world's first artificial space satellite.
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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