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  • Twelve members of the 130 EIS return from Afghanistan

    Family members welcomed home 12 members of the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron as they returned from deployment at the Salt Lake City International Airport, Nov. 16. Returning Guardmembers served a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom throughout several forward operating bases in Afghanistan. Heidi Ward, a working
  • UT Air Guardsman awarded for saving life of heart attack driver

    Tech Sgt. Mike Paletta, a Utah Air National Guardsman from the 151st Security Forces Squadron, was awarded a Citizen Service Citation at the Salt Lake City Fire Department's 2012 Awards Banquet Nov. 3. Paletta distinguished himself Jan. 26 by performing CPR to save the life of a driver who had suffered a heart attack. On that day when Paletta, who
  • Utah Air National Guard members return from Middle East deployment

    Family members welcomed home 14 members of the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron as they returned from deployment at the Salt Lake City International Airport, October 21. The returning Guardmembers served a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom throughout several Middle East countries including: Afghanistan, Kuwait,
  • Utah National Guard hosts 57th Annual Veterans Day Concert

    The Utah National Guard hosted the 57th annual Veterans Day concert at the University of Utah's Jon M. Huntsman Center Nov. 10.The event, entitled "Looking Forward," highlighted the sacrifices made by military veterans and their families throughout the history of our nation. Special attention was given to young Airmen and Soldiers, who represent
  • Utah students walk a mile in Guardsmen's shoes at 51st Annual Freedom Academy

    From across the entire state of Utah, 89 high school seniors gathered to attend the 51st Annual Freedom Academy, hosted by the Utah National Guard, at Camp Williams July 29 to August 3. Freedom Academy's purpose is twofold: teach leadership skills to inspire students to become future community leaders, and promote patriotism by exposing students to
  • Utah TAG change of command ceremony conducted at 2012 Governor's Day

    Approximately 7,500 Utah Army and Air National Guardsmen marched in a pass-and-review parade before the commander in chief of the Utah National Guard, Governor Gary R. Herbert, during the 59th annual Governor's Day event at Camp Williams September 29. To observe the state of readiness of the Utah National Guard, Herbert conducted an official review
  • TAG hosts retirement BBQ for Utah NG

    The Adjutant General of Utah, Maj. Gen. Brian L. Tarbet, hosted an informal barbeque for all Utah Army and Air National Guard members at Camp Williams on September 28. The barbeque fell between Tarbet's retirement ceremony on September 27, and his change of command ceremony on September 29. Guardsmen attending the barbeque commented on both the
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