• Utah Army and Air Guard host 47th annual Freedom Academy

    Not too many summer camps offer opportunities for high school students to rappel from a 34-foot tower, drive a humvee, tour a state prison and listen to nationally acclaimed motivational speakers all in the same week. But at the Utah National Guard's annual Freedom Academy, that's just the tip of the iceberg. For the past 47 years, a select group
  • 151 ARW Airmen return from Manas

    After two months of performing 24-hour operations and 6+ hour missions, more than 130 Airmen from the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard, returned home this week from Manas Air Base, Kyrgyz Republic. Families and friends clapped and cheered as 30 members of the contingent arrived home on Aug. 2. Throughout the two months, Airmen were
  • Thousands of Moroccans say 'Thanks' to African Lion 2008

    The 151st Medical Group returned in late June from a two-week deployment to the Kingdom of Morocco where they joined with other military units to perform a unique humanitarian mission. Close to 10,000 civilians received medical care from this exclusive unit during their visit. The 151st Expeditionary Medical Group was formed specifically for this
  • 101st IWF officers receive Air Force-level awards

    Winning an Air Force-level award is no easy feat; however, two Airmen from the 101st Information Warfare Flight captured awards for 2006 and were presented their etched glass plaques in a ceremony at the 101st IWF's building during June's drill weekend. Majors Mary Enges and Robert Farmer were given their official recognition by Col. Brian Dravis,
  • Utah Air National Guard fuels fight in Afghanistan

    The four blue-tailed KC-135 Stratotankers of the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Air Refueling Wing have been a scarce sight on the tarmac at Manas Air Base since deploying here in late June. Instead, they've spent much of the last few weeks of their first deployment to the Kyrgyz Republic airborne helping the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing keep life
  • Safety de Mayo Party - 101 Critical Days of Summer

    On April 22, the 151st Air Refueling Wing disguised the mandatory "101 Critical Days of Summer" campaign kickoff briefings as a "Safety de Mayo Party." The cold, rainy weather dampened the planned outdoor activities, but nothing could dull the buzzing atmosphere inside the Salt Lake City's Aerospace dining facility. The fantastic food, salsa
  • Utah ANG takes on POTUS visit and Army homecoming simultaneously

    Hosting a U.S. presidential visit is always a challenge, but hosting a visit by President George W. Bush along with the redeployment of more than 200 National Guard Soldiers within hours of each other is a whole other ballgame. But that's exactly what members of the Utah Air National Guard accomplished May 28-29. Located in downtown Salt Lake City,
  • Parting is such sweet sorrow

    The all too familiar gray shape appeared on the desert horizon, with its four Pratt and Whitney TF-33-PW-102 engines trailing their telltale exhaust plumes. One of only two remaining KC-135 "E" model Stratotanker aircraft in the Utah Air National Guard was officially delivered to its final resting place at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and