• Utah Air Guardsmen return home for the holidays

    "Warm up your hugs and kisses, they're four minutes out," announced the voice from the base loudspeaker as the long-awaited C-130 landed on the Salt Lake City tarmac Nov. 22. After six months of separation from their family and friends, 25 members of the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Security Forces Squadron arrived home from their deployment to
  • Utah Air Guard marksmen take home national shooter awards

    Four Utah Air National Guardsmen recently returned home with national shooting awards after competing in the Winston P. Wilson National Match in Little Rock, Ark. Six members from the Utah Air Guard Marksmanship team, along with 12 Utah Army Guard members, traveled to Arkansas to compete Oct. 13 -16, 2008 against more than 300 shooters throughout
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  • 151st ARW stresses motorcycle safety

    In fiscal year 2008, the Air National Guard suffered five fatalities due to motorcycle mishaps. While the Utah ANG has been fortunate not to lose any members this year, it has had several close calls this summer, including an off-road motorcycle accident which caused the son of a Utah ANG member to fight for his life. According to the National
  • Utah Air and Army Guard Host annual 'Trunk or Treat'

    The Utah National Guard Family Programs Office held its annual "Trunk-or-Treat" Halloween party at the Utah National Guard Headquarters here on October 25. It was the fifth time for the yearly event and organizers estimate that it drew an audience of nearly 1,000 for three-hour bash. "Every year it has gotten bigger and bigger, and this year was
  • Utah Guard's 85th Civil Support Team supports Hurricane Ike recovery efforts

    The Utah National Guard's 85th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team deployed to Texas October 1 to support local authorities in recovery efforts from the damage caused when Hurricane Ike struck the Gulf Coast earlier this month. The 22-member team consisting of members from the Utah Air and Army National Guard, is based in Lehi, and is
  • Annual Governor’s Day highlights Utah Guard and families

    A sea of military uniforms filled the University of Utah's football field September 13 as more than 6,000 Soldiers and Airmen marched into Rice-Eccles Stadium for the 2008 Governor's Day parade. With helicopter and KC-135 flyovers, a booming marching band and cannon fire, the audience cheered as members of the Utah Army and Air National Guard