• Military spouse career advancement account program to resume

    The Department of Defense recently announced the long-term strategy for the resumption of the military spouse career advancement account program, MyCAA, following a comprehensive review. The program will be available to spouses of service members in the pay grades of E1-E5, W1-W2 and O1-O2 beginning October 25 at 8 a.m. EDT. Eligible spouses will
  • Fiscal year close brings new equipment, policies

    The Utah Air National Guard closed out the end of their fiscal year 2010 on September 30, and Congress passed the "Continuing Resolution" giving the Utah ANG authority to continue operations."It's business as usual until Congress signs the budget," said Comptroller Lt. Col. Linda Robles, 151st Comptroller Flight. "The 'Continuing Resolution' allows
  • Total force Airmen keep mission moving together

    When push comes to shove, that's how these Airmen get it done.Airmen from the 451st Aerial Port Flight at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, are at the front end of the receiving line when cargo and passengers arrive at the base. They are also the last to touch it as it leaves.These aerial porters, affectionately referred to as "port dawgs," are
  • High School students participate in Freedom Academy 2010

    Walk past the Officer's Club at Camp Williams at the beginning of August and you are bound to hear it blasting with pop music and laughter. Ninety-two high school seniors from 50 schools statewide spent a week at Camp Williams at the Utah National Guard's 49th annual Freedom Academy August 1-6.Freedom Academy began in 1961 with three student
  • Utah Guard, families recognized at 2010 Governor's Day

    As part of the 57th annual Governor's Day event, over 6,000 Utah Air and Army National Guardsmen marched in a pass-and-review parade before the commander in chief of the Utah National Guard, Governor Gary R. Herbert, at Rice-Eccles Stadium September 18. In observance of this time-honored military tradition, Governor Herbert inspected the units
  • Utah tankers keep aircraft flying over Afghanistan

    High in the skies of Afghanistan, KC-135R Stratotanker crews work long hours supporting other types of aircraft as an aerial refueling point, giving those assets the ability to continue their missions."Our job is to provide air refueling support for aircraft like the F-15 [Eagle] and F-16 [Falcon]," said Air Force Lt. Col. Jeff Smith of the Utah
  • New Utah ANG commanders presented in triple change-of-command ceremony

    The Utah Air National Guard conducted a triple change of command ceremony on base July 10.During the ceremony, the Assistant Adjutant General of the Utah ANG, Brig. Gen. David M. Hooper who is formally retiring, relinquished command to Col. Wayne E. Lee.The commander of the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Col. Kelvin G. Findlay who is moving to State