• Utah ANG embraces its legacy with tribute plaque to General Wright

    A plaque that tributes the first air commander of the Utah Air National Guard Base, Brig. Gen. Roland R. Wright, was recently hung in the History Hall upstairs at the 151st Air Refueling Wing Headquarters building. The plaque, a shadow box which commemorates General Wright's contributions as a fighter pilot during World War II, was first presented
  • TAG briefs Guardsmen about suicide awareness in preparation for the holidays

    National Guard Headquarters leaders gave a briefing in the North Hangar at the Utah Air National Guard Base December 4 in light of the approaching holiday season. The Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Brian L. Tarbet, as well as Col. Wayne E. Lee and Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bruce D. Summers spoke on difficulties everyone faces in life, and gave counsel to
  • 109th ACS Warlocks return home

    After six months of waiting and worrying, the families of the 109th Air Control Squadron roared as the chartered 767 carrying their loved ones touched down on the Utah Air National Guard Base's flight line on the evening of November 18. After a few rowdy minutes of celebratory cheering, mixed with a bit of joyous tears, the plane finally arrived in
  • Human trafficking equals modern-day slavery

    Although slavery was abolished in the U.S. nearly 150 years ago, modern-day slavery continues to thrive, making it vital for people to know the signs and avoid becoming facilitators of what is known as human trafficking.Human trafficking is the use of another human being for illegal purposes such as commercial sex and forced labor. Although human
  • Utah Air Guardsman is a local celebrity with complementary dual roles

    When asked about the upcoming weather forecast, Senior Master Sgt. Sterling Poulson states the obvious in his "TV voice," an easily recognizable voice to viewers who watch the nightly KUTV Channel 2News, "It's 70 degrees outside and pretty nice!" "People come in here five or six times a day wanting to know what the weather's going to be like,"
  • CES Chief of Operations receives Bronze Star

    Lt. Col. Nate V. Nelson, chief of operations with the 151st Civil Engineering Squadron, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal November 7 in a CES Commander's Call.Colonel Nelson served at the Contingency Operations Base Adder in Iraq from November 2009 through May 2010 in support of the Army 34th Infantry Division and the 1st Infantry Division.During
  • Utah National Guard Hosts Veterans Day Concert

    The Honorary Colonels Corps of the Utah National Guard will host the annual Veterans Day Concert on Thursday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center at the University of Utah. This year's concert  theme is "Stories Untold" and will highlight four Utah veterans and their stories as well as feature the Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band
  • Officials warn of off-duty use of location-based services

    Do you use Foursquare on your iPhone? Do you constantly update your Facebook status to let everyone know where you are at all times?  If so, you may be making yourself vulnerable to individuals who are interested in collecting information on military members.In a recent announcement on the Air Force Portal, it explains that "all Airmen must
  • 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nomination process

    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, announced the opening of the nomination season for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. National Guard and Reserve members and their families are eligible and encouraged to nominate employers who have provided exceptional support of military