• High school students learn leadership at Freedom Academy

    Approximately 90 high school students participated in the 52nd Annual Freedom Academy July 28 through August 2, 2013, hosted by the Utah National Guard and the Honorary Colonels Association."Freedom Academy is an opportunity for kids who have already shown leadership potential, to come and learn how that leadership is needed in the world," said
  • UTANG Hosts Annual Wingman Day

    Airmen participated in the Utah Air National Guard Annual Wingman Day August 4 at the Utah Air National Guard base in Salt Lake City.The day started with a prayer call led by the chaplain's office, then led to briefings and discussion focused around resiliency, Airman wellness, and the concept of being a wingman.Col. Samuel H. Ramsay asked Airmen
  • Guardsmen learn SERE strategies at Dugway

    Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape specialists play a vital role in the U.S. Air Force. The skills they teach save the lives of airmen around the globe who are separated and alone in hostile situations. For Technical Sgt. Ricky Carrillo of the 151st Air Refueling Wing, SERE training is an everyday concern.On April 19th Carrillo and six other
  • Resource Fair supports Guardsmens’ financial wellness

    This year's Resource Fair featured gaining and maintaining financial wellness for Guardsmen. The fair, held May 4, was attended by financial institutions, colleges, and Guard and veteran assistance groups in an effort to provide members with financial planning and assistance.Jill Lukes, 151st Air Refueling Wing Family Readiness Coordinator, said
  • In-flight evaluations are the standard for KC-135

    Inspections in the Air Force are a necessary part of our jobs from the cooks in the dining facility to the pilots in the air and everyone in between. For the boom operators in the 191st Air Refueling Squadron inspections are especially important. Inspections are how the military proves that it is mission ready. According to Master Sgt. Timothy
  • Two uniforms, one career

    Membership in the Utah Air National Guard requires versatility and dedication. One exemplary example of those qualities is Staff Sgt. Joe Davis of the 151st Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs office. One weekend a month, Davis works from behind the camera as a broadcast journalist to tell the story of the Utah Air National Guard. During the rest of
  • Utah ANG’s State Command Chief Retires

    After 27 years of dedicated military service, State Command Chief Master Sergeant Denise Rager retired on April 6, 2013, at a ceremony conducted at the Utah Air National Guard base.Chief Rager was the top enlisted service member in the Utah Air Guard before her retirement.Rager began her military career with the Air Force as a Chapel Management
  • UT Cross awarded to Guardsman for heroism

    Tech Sgt. Mike Paletta, a Utah Air National Guardsman from the 151st Security Forces Squadron, was awarded the Utah Cross for heroism during a ceremony at the Utah ANG base April 6.Paletta distinguished himself Jan. 26, 2012 by performing CPR to save the life of a driver who had suffered a heart attack. On that day Paletta, who is also an