• Former Utah Air Guardsman receives trip through Wounded Warriors Program

    Two of Utah's own wounded Airmen recently went on a weeklong fishing trip in Alaska as a token of appreciation for their service. As part of the Department of Defense's Wounded Warrior program, 14 members of each military branch were sent to a remote Alaskan fishing lodge for a week on flights purchased and contributed by the Pentagon Federal
  • Exercise Double Whammy: Utah ANG conducts two large exercises in one drill weekend

    To simulate a swift, mass deployment to protect the homeland, the Utah Air National Guard conducted Exercise Double Whammy on base August 5-7. Exercise Double Whammy enacted two exercises simultaneously, a mobility deployment exercise and an aircraft generation exercise. The mobility deployment mission involves rapidly processing precise
  • Freedom Academy celebrates 50 years

    The Utah National Guard, in conjunction with the Honorary Colonels, hosted high school students from across the state at Camp Williams during the annual Freedom Academy July 31-August 5. When it originally started in 1961, there were four delegates. This year there were 103 student delegates, many of whom are current high school seniors preparing
  • Vehicle maintainers keep Transit Center moving

    It takes the work of several career fields to meet the Transit Center's mission of providing onward movement; however, without a qualified crew of vehicle maintainers it would be impossible to move troops downrange or return them home. Vehicle maintainers at the Transit Center manage a fleet of more than 350 vehicles ranging from buses to refueling
  • Utah, Arizona and SC Air Guard units deliver first F-16s to Morocco

    Airmen from the Utah, Arizona and South Carolina Air National Guard recently participated in the historic delivery of the first four F-16s to their new home in the Kingdom of Morocco. Morocco purchased 24 F-16s (Block 52) in 2008 from the United States at an estimated cost of $2.1 billion. The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered over the course
  • Q&A with UT ANG's new Psychological Health Director

    The Utah Air National Guard recently hired a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker to support the mental health needs of Guard members. "The Guard Bureau implemented the program to help Guardsmen deal with some of the psychological trauma that returning service members are facing," said Col. Samuel Ramsay, the 151st Air Refueling Wing
  • Series 1: Members of Student Flight get ready for training

    "Hup, two, three four! Hup, two, three, four!" The newest Utah Air National Guard recruits get a taste of how their lives will be run for eight weeks in the coming months, parading around the base in formation, as they prepare for Air Force Basic Training. Staff Sgt. Christopher Gerdes is the newest in the line of Student Flight coordinators with
  • Utah Guardsman wins ANG Outstanding New Writer award

    Senior Airman Lillian Harnden, a print journalist with the 151st Air Refueling Wing, was recently presented the Air National Guard's Outstanding New Writer 2010 award at the National Guard Bureau Public Affairs Workshop in Reno, NV. "I love writing," said Airman Harnden. "I can write for myself all day long, but I chose a journalism degree so I can