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
August 17, 1914 Capt. Lewis E. Goodier Jr. began official tests on the Scott bomb-dropping device in a new Martin T at Signal Corps Aviation School at North Island, Calif. This coincided with the start of unaided aerial bombing in the war.
August 17, 1942 Col. Frank A. Armstrong Jr., led 12 B-17s from the 97th Bomb Group against the Rouen-Sotteville marshalling yards in France. The raid, which was the first Eighth Air Force heavy bomber mission from the United Kingdom against Western Europe in World War II, demonstrated the feasibility of daylight bombing.
August 17, 1943 Eighth Air Force sent more than 300 B-17s on its first raid against German ball-bearing plants at Schweinfurt and the aircraft plants at Regensburg. The mission suffered heavy losses as 60 bombers fell, mostly to enemy fighters. Military leaders reexamined the heavy bomber's ability to protect itself and delayed the next mission until Sept. 6. It was also the first shuttle operation in the European theater.
August 17, 1943 Air Training Command used a C-87 Liberator to carry Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt on a tour of the Pacific theater to boost morale, inspect Red Cross installations, and learn how women from Australia and New Zealand supported the war.
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
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
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The Official Web Site of the 151st Air Refueling Wing