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  • 85th Civil Support Team responds in times of need

    Members of the Utah National Guard's 85th Civil Support team respond to a myriad of situations including chemical spills, drug epidemics, nuclear detection and more, the mission of the CST is broad, but indispensable.
  • Utah National Guard Supports Utah Department of Health with COVID-19 Response

    More than 100 soldiers and airmen from the Utah National Guard arrived at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy, Utah, May 13, 2020, to receive training on three separate missions that they'll be supporting across the state of Utah: COVID-19 testing, voluntary COVID-19 mapping and Utah Health Emergency Response Team training.
  • Utah Air National Guard assists getting humanitarian aid to Ecuador

    Members of the Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing, assisted Charity Anywhere, a Utah based non-profit organization operated by Gordon and Susan Carter, with the loading of humanitarian aid onto an Ecuadorian Air Force C-130 cargo aircraft April 10, 2020 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base.
  • 151st ARW welcomes new SARC

    In February 2019, Nathan Reid became the first full-time Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for the 151st Air Refueling Wing. After one year on the job, Reid feels like he has hit his stride.
  • UTANG Airmen far from home, bringing the fight

    Far from home in a deployed environment, many components make up the complex, yet dynamic mission. Members of the Utah National Guard, also known as UTANG, are one of those key components here at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.
  • Utah Air National Guardsmen recognized as Air Guard Production Recruiter and Retainer of the year

    On March 29, Utah Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Johnson Xaysana was recognized by the Air National Guard as one of the nation's top recruiters during the Annual Certification and Training Course held in Gulfport, MS. The Air National Guard annually recognizes its best performers nationally for recruiting and retention efforts. Xaysana's performance at the on behalf the Utah Air National Guard during Fiscal Year 2018 earned him the distinction of being the nation's top Air Guard Production Recruiter and Retainer of the year for fiscal year 18.
  • Shot down over occupied France: How a Utah Guardsmen searches for answers to his family’s World War 2 legac

    It was around 8 a.m. when they began their approach. Shortly before getting to their target, anti-aircraft fire ripped between the number one and two engines. Badly damaged, the crippled bomber had to leave the formation. Along with the aircraft, B-17 pilot 1st. Lt. George “Frankie” Wilson, Jr was also badly injured. With on-board communications down, co-pilot Lt. Vernon C. Atkinson, went to tell the crew that they would have to bail out. As the crew began jumping out, Wilson quickly realized that he was too injured to jump from the incapacitated plane. Wilson went down with the plane, ensuring the crew had ample time to jump, while avoiding significant landmarks on the ground. On July 8, 1944, the heavily armed bomber exploded into an empty field in northern France.
  • Utah Air National Guard Fire Department assists local firefighters

    On February 22, 2019 at approximately 1:30 a.m., Firefighter Russell Pressley, a driver/operator with the Roland R. Wright Fire Department was dispatched to Salt Lake City when the station received a call that a tanker truck loaded with fuel had been involved in an accident along I-15 southbound.
  • Here comes the BOOM!

    A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 191st Air Refueling Squadron, Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah, awaits civic leader guests to board before a refueling mission at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 26, 2016. The tanker arrived Sept. 17th to train with Spangdahlem’s F-16 Fighting Falcons, adding valuable training for
  • Utah Airmen restore communications in Virgin Islands

    Six Airmen assigned to the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability team of the 151st Air Refueling Wing in Salt Lake City, Utah, deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands September 7, to provide critical communications in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The Utah Airmen established a base of operations at the Leonard B. Francis Armory in St. Thomas, rapidly setting up the antenna systems required to provide the islands Tactical Operations Center with a wide array of communications capabilities.
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