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  • Preliminary FARE kit test on KC-135

    The Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Test Center (AATC) - KC-135 Test Detachment, working with the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Salt Lake City, Utah, continues its transformation and modernization efforts on the KC-135R Stratotanker by testing the MICRO Forward Area Refueling Equipment (FARE)

  • Utah Air National Guard Completes Joint Agile Combat Employment Exercise

    As the Department of the Air Force continues to prioritize Agile Combat Employment (ACE), Airmen from the 151st Air Refueling Wing conducted their first joint Multi-Capable Airmen exercise at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah on Sept. 8, 2022.ACE, is an operating concept for today’s changing threat

  • Utah Air National Guard and ESGR take flight with local employers

    The 151st Air Refueling Wing and Utah’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) brought approximately 20 employers on an appreciation air refueling mission here on August 17, 2022.The employers were nominated by their Air National Guard employees, they boarded a KC-135R Stratotanker and

  • Honoring a war hero from both sides

    Ret. U.S. Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen, known as the “Candy Bomber”, was honored by top leadership from the Utah Air National Guard, Utah National Guard, and Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany with the laying of two wreaths at his gravesite on May 20, 2022. Col. Halvorsen was laid to rest

  • UTANG Airman receives Purple Heart

    On April 9, 2022, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Hardwick, 109th Air Control Squadron, was presented the Purple Heart Medal by Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Michael J. Turley, at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah.Hardwick was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action on Jan.

  • Munitions troops play key role in air refueling

    SALT LAKE CITY – An often-forgotten specialty in the refueling community is the munitions systems specialist, known as “Ammo Troops” throughout the Air Force. Although munitions specialists aren’t typically thought of when it comes to the air refueling mission, they serve a vital role within the

  • Utah Air National Guard Selected as the KC-135 Test Detachment

    SALT LAKE CITY, UT – On November 2nd, 2021, Lt. Gen. Michael Loh, director of the Air National Guard, announced the selection of the Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing as the KC-135 Test Detachment for the Air National Guard (ANG) and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) Test Center