• Utah Air Guard engineers train at Guantanamo

    Not just anybody gets the opportunity to board a plane and visit Joint Task Force Guantanamo. For approximately 35 Utah Air National Guardsmen with the 151st Civil Engineering Squadron, U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay provides an exotic and unique location to conduct their two-week annual training. "The [National Guard Bureau] has certain
  • Utah Air Guardsman appointed DOD manager for SeeAndAvoid.org

    Capt. Todd Lobato, 101st Information Operations Flight, was recently appointed DOD program manager for SeeAndAvoid.org at a ceremony in Oshkosh, Wis. July 30. Captain Lobato was responsible for linking the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety website, faasafety.gov, and seeandavoid.org together as a one-stop shop for all real-time air
  • Military families spend a night at the museum

    Utah Air National Guard families recently took advantage of an exciting opportunity to visit the Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. The visit was offered through Operation Military Kids, an organization that was created by the U.S. Army to work with local communities to help support children and youth who are impacted by
  • Two Utah ANG Airmen receive Bronze Stars for Meritorious Service in Iraq

    Two Airmen from the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard, were recently presented Bronze Stars at an awards ceremony during the base's Family Day August 1. Bronze Stars are awarded for bravery, acts of merit or meritorious service. Tech. Sgt. Kevin Bullivant and Tech. Sgt. Barry Duffield were awarded the medals for meritorious service
  • Utah ANG celebrates Family Day

    The Utah Air National Guard celebrated Family Day on base Aug. 1. For the first time in three years, Utah Air Guardsmen were able to bring their loved ones on base to enjoy "Family Day," an event dedicated to families. The festivities included live music, food, activities for the kids, KC-135 refueling tanker fly-bys, aircraft static displays and
  • 151st ARW pilots train NATO AWACS aircrews in Germany

    Sitting in the dining room of the Hotel Jabusch, the Utah Air Guard KC-135 aircrew is all smiles as they reminisce about the day's mission that originated nearly 24 hours earlier in Salt Lake City and ended at Geilenkirchen Air Base, Germany. It's been a long, exhausting day, yet spirits are high as the group orders a variety of schnitzels to kick
  • 101st undergoes name change to 101st IOF

    On July 1, the 101st Information Warfare Flight was redesignated the 101st Information Operations Flight or IOF. This name change was made to better reflect the mission of the 101st. The 101st provides non-kinetic operational options to the Combined Forces Air Component Commander (CFACC) in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Inputs provided by
  • 151st ARW participates in Global Thunder

    The clock strikes zero-six-thirty as members of the 151st Air Refueling Wing report for their monthly Unit Training Assembly June 27. It's unusually early for a drill weekend, but the base is buzzing with activity as Airmen prepare for the U.S. Strategic Command exercise known as Global Thunder. Global Thunder is the command's major nuclear
  • Utah ANG engages in Air Force Week events

    As 16 Utah mayors and city council members pace the floor of the KC-135 Stratotanker, the first flock of F-15 fighter jets arrive. One jet zooms up and paces alongside the KC-135 like a Lamborghini taunting a semi truck. Another jet sprints nimbly in under the refueling tanker the way a Rolls-Royce might approach a full-service gas station. If