• Vigilance encouraged in wake of Fort Hood tragedy

    The Utah Air National Guard recently reviewed the threat potential, and revamped their security procedures this month using the Fort Hood incident as a training template. "The Threat Working Group met to assess the situation, and has determined that there is no specific threat to the Salt Lake Air Base at this time," said Maj. Nathanael Jones,
  • 151st CES builds, improves base to maintain mission

    The 151st Civil Engineer Squadron is in the midst of approximately 14 base projects, with an impending deployment overseas. Lt. Col. Jack M. Wall, the 151 CES commander, said their biggest project currently is the construction of a new base fire station, which broke ground in October. He said that the $7.4-million project will include the fire
  • Utah Air Guard to receive H1N1 vaccines

    The Utah Air National Guard is scheduled to receive a shipment of the H1N1 "swine flu" vaccination this month. The vaccines will be available for all Air Guardsmen on the next drill weekend December 5-6. "We will be receiving enough vaccines for everyone on base, including full-time and traditional members," said Senior Master Sgt. Merlin Tomshack,
  • Security Forces capture Top Gun Award

    Eight members of the 151st Security Forces Squadron, Utah Air National Guard, recently won the Top Gun Team Award in the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center competition at Camp Butner, NC conducted September 14-17. The purpose of the competition is to support the ANG marksmanship programs, and provide relevant full-distance designated
  • 299th RCS deactivates

    The 299th Range Control Squadron, more commonly known as "Clover Control," was deactivated September 30 after 40 years of service. In the late 1960s, the 299th was attached to the 130th Electronic Installation Squadron with the primary objective to maintain and man the Francis Peak Radar Site above Farmington, Utah. Beginning in November 1969,
  • Utah Air Guard families visit the Utah House

    Utah military families recently experienced an evening of environmental fun at the Utah House in September at an event sponsored by Operation Military Kids. OMK is an organization created by the U.S. Army to work with local communities to help support children and youth who are impacted by military member deployments. In Utah, OMK offers children
  • Utah Governor reviews and praises Utah Guard during annual parade

     Approximately 6,500 Utah Air and Army Guardsmen marched in a parade during the 56th Annual Governor's Family Day event at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah September 19. In observance of this time-honored military tradition, nearly 20 Air Force squadrons and more than 70 Army battalions lined up across the football field for review and