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Official bio photo of Col. Kurt Davis
A Utah Air National Guard Airman stands with a riot shield to protect a building in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah
A Utah Air National Guard Airman stands with a riot shield to protect a building in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah
A Utah Air National Guard Airman boards a bus on their way to  downtown Salt Lake City, Utah
A Utah Air National Guard Airman fits a gas mask while preparing to head to downtown Salt Lake City, Utah
Col. Daniel Boyack, commander Utah Air National Guard, promotes to the rank of Brigadier General
Col. Daniel Boyack, commander Utah Air National Guard, is pinned on by his wife, Michelle and father, Lt. Col (ret) Paul Boyack, as he promotes to the rank of Brigadier General
Col. Daniel Boyack, commander Utah Air National Guard, promotes to the rank of Brigadier General
Col. Daniel Boyack, commander Utah Air National Guard, promotes to the rank of Brigadier General at a promotion ceremony at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah on June 6, 2020.
Col. Daniel Boyack, commander Utah Air National Guard, promotes to the rank of Brigadier General at a promotion ceremony at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah on June 6, 2020.
Col. Daniel Boyack, commander Utah Air National Guard, promotes to the rank of Brigadier General at a promotion ceremony at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah on June 6, 2020.
Col. Daniel Boyack, commander Utah Air National Guard, promotes to the rank of Brigadier General at a promotion ceremony at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah on June 6, 2020.
Col. Daniel Boyack, commander Utah Air National Guard, promotes to the rank of Brigadier General at a promotion ceremony at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah on June 6, 2020.
Members of Utah's 85th Weapons of Mass Destruction, Civil Support Team (CST), Hawaii's 93rd CST, Guam's 94th CST and Alaska's 103rd CST train for disaster support on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
Members of Utah's 85th Weapons of Mass Destruction, Civil Support Team (CST), Hawaii's 93rd CST, Guam's 94th CST and Alaska's 103rd CST train for disaster support on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
Utah National Guard 85th WMD Civil Support Team participates in a training scenario Nov. 4, 2014, at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground during Vigilant Guard regional earthquake response exercise.
Senior Airman Peter Zuniga, 151st Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Port, operates a forklift while loading aircraft pallets of donated goods in preparation for airlift to the nation of Ecuador, April 9, 2020 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah
Utah National Guard Supports Utah Department of Health with COVID-19 Response
Utah National Guard Supports Utah Department of Health with COVID-19 Response
Utah National Guard Supports Utah Department of Health with COVID-19 Response
Utah National Guard Supports Utah Department of Health with COVID-19 Response
Utah National Guard Supports Utah Department of Health with COVID-19 Response
Utah National Guard Supports Utah Department of Health with COVID-19 Response
Utah National Guard Supports Utah Department of Health with COVID-19 Response
Utah National Guard Supports Utah Department of Health with COVID-19 Response
Utah National Guard Supports Utah Department of Health with COVID-19 Response
Utah National Guard helps transfer humanitarian aid to Ecuador
Utah National Guard helps transfer humanitarian aid to Ecuador
Utah National Guard helps transfer humanitarian aid to Ecuador
Utah National Guard helps transfer humanitarian aid to Ecuador
Utah National Guard helps transfer humanitarian aid to Ecuador
Utah National Guard helps transfer humanitarian aid to Ecuador
An F-35 Lightning II, assigned to Hill Air Force Bases 388th Fighter Wing and 419th Fighter Wing, approaches a KC-135R Stratotanker, assigned to the Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing during an exercise on January 6, 2020. The exercise generated 50 F-35s from Hill AFB, 24 of which were refueled by two Utah KC-135s during air refueling operations.
Members of the 151st Security Forces Squadron conduct M4 rifle and M9 pistol training at Camp Williams, Utah on April 24, 2019.
Members of the 151st Security Forces Squadron conduct M4 rifle and M9 pistol training at Camp Williams, Utah on April 24, 2019.
Staff Sgt. Tanner Bugger, a KC-135R crew chief assigned to the 151st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, attaches an engine cover to a KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 151st Air Refueling Wing at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 17, 2019.
Airmen assigned to the Utah Air National Guard and 151st Air Refueling Wing stand ready for the pass-and-review at the annual Governor’s Day celebration at Camp Williams, Utah, September 14, 2019
A KC-135R assigned to the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Air Refueling Wing conducts air refueling operations with A-10s
A Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Nathan Reid
TSgt Johnson Xaysana photo
TSgt Johnson Xaysana official photo
U.S. Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier Jr., U.S. Africa Chief of Staff visits a field hospital near Tata, Morocco.
Master Sgt. Jason Martinez, assigned to the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron, deployed from the Utah Air National Guard, provide UTANG leadership a tour of Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Mar. 14, 2019. UTANG’s mission is to aggressively extend global reach through air refueling, aeromedical evacuation and airlift to U.S. and allied military forces; to enable critical intelligence systems, air traffic control, cyber infrastructure and information operations for the warfighter; and provide civil defense, disaster relief and domestic response to state and national emergencies as directed by the governor of Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)
727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron Airmen, deployed from the Utah Air National Guard, pose for a group photo with UTANG leadership at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Mar. 14, 2019. UTANG was founded on November 18, 1946, and consists of nearly 1,500 trained men and women who defend the United States of America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)
Senior Master Sgt. Jon Castleton, 727th Expeditionary Air Control superintendent of cyber operations and maintenance, deployed from the Utah Air National Guard, provides UTANG leadership a tour of Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Mar. 14, 2019. UTANG’s mission is to aggressively extend global reach through air refueling, aeromedical evacuation and airlift to U.S. and allied military forces; to enable critical intelligence systems, air traffic control, cyber infrastructure and information operations for the warfighter; and provide civil defense, disaster relief and domestic response to state and national emergencies as directed by the governor of Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)
727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron Airmen, deployed from the Utah Air National Guard, provide UTANG leadership a tour of Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Mar. 14, 2019. UTANG was founded on November 18, 1946, and consists of nearly 1,500 trained men and women who defend the United States of America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)
727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron Airmen, deployed from the Utah Air National Guard, hang up their covers at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Mar. 14, 2019. Since September 11, 2001, UTANG members have been activated and deployed for worldwide duty to include Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)
727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron Airmen, deployed from the Utah Air National Guard, speak to Brig. Gen. Christine Burckle, UTANG commander, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Mar. 14, 2019. Burckle, who became the first woman to command UTANG in 2016, tagged along with other UTANG leadership to visit the currently deployed UTANG Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)
727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron Airmen, deployed from the Utah Air National Guard, pose for a group photo with UTANG leadership at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Mar. 14, 2019. Since September 11, 2001, UTANG members have been activated and deployed for worldwide duty to include Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)
A KC-135R assigned to the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Salt Lake City, Utah refuels a B-1 Lancer.
Members of the 151st Air Refueling Wing participate in the Chiefs Challenge at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah February 3, 2019. The Chiefs Challenge is a comprehensive assesment which includes a ruck march, completion of the US Army physical fitness test, shooting, written exams and more. The top performers will go on to compete against soldiers in the Utah National Guard for the coveted title of "Best Warrior."
Members of the 151st Operations Group salute as Joint Force Headquarters Assistant Director of Operations, Utah Air National Guard Col. Ryan Ogan taxis in from his "fini" flight aboard a KC-135R at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 17, 2019. The "fini" flight is a time-honored military tradition marking the last flight of an aircrew member’s time with a unit or retirement. Prior to being assistant director of operations, Ogan served as the 151st Air Refueling Wing commander.
1st. Lt. George Wilson (First row, far left) poses with his B-17 crew in an undated photograph. Wilson was later killed in action when his B-17 took groundfire on the crews thirds mission over German occupied France on July 8, 1944.
Army Air Corp 1st. Lt. George Wilson poses for an official photo. Wilson was later killed in action when his B-17 took ground fire on the crews thirds mission over German occupied France on July 8, 1944.
Firefighter Russell Pressley, a driver/operator with the Roland R. Wright Fire Department stands beside a Oshkosk “Striker” Fire Fighting truck March 11, 2019 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah. Pressley responded to a tanker truck fire in Salt Lake City on February 22, 2019 and was able to assist local fire fighters with the specialized truck.
An Oshkosk “Striker” Fire Fighting truck which was called out to assist Salt lake City, Utah Fire Departments sits on the ramp March 11, 2019 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah. Firefighter Russell Pressley responded to a tanker truck fire in Salt Lake City on February 22, 2019 and was able to assist local fire fighters with the specialized truck.
Firefighter Russell Pressley, a driver/operator with the Roland R. Wright Fire Department stands beside a Oshkosk “Striker” Fire Fighting truck March 11, 2019 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah. Pressley responded to a tanker truck fire in Salt Lake City on February 22, 2019 and was able to assist local fire fighters with the specialized truck
Firefighter Russell Pressley, a driver/operator with the Roland R. Wright Fire Department stands operates an Oshkosk “Striker” Fire Fighting truck March 11, 2019 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah. Pressley responded to a tanker truck fire in Salt Lake City on February 22, 2019 and was able to assist local fire fighters with the specialized truck.
Official portrait of Col. Gene C. Buckner
UTANG unveils strategic plan
UTANG Commander speaks at Department of Veterans Affairs event
UTANG Commander speaks at Department of Veterans Affairs event
President Trump visits Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base
President Trump visits Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base
President Trump visits Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base
President Trump visits Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base
President Trump visits Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base
President Trump visits Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base
President Trump visits Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base
UTANG receives military stewardship award from NAC
Utah ANG Director of Joint Staff promoted to general officer
151 ARW change of command
151 ARW change of command
151 ARW change of command
Utah Airman competes, places at national contest for veterans
Utah Airman competes, places at national contest for veterans
Utah Airman competes, places at national contest for veterans
Utah CERFP Airmen compete in “Tough Blooder” race
Utah CERFP Airmen compete in “Tough Blooder” race
Utah CERFP Airmen compete in “Tough Blooder” race
Utah CERFP Airmen compete in “Tough Blooder” race
Utah Guardsmen team up for SARTS shooting clinic at Camp Williams
Utah Governor and UTANG Commander meet with AF leadership in D.C.
KC-135 Stratotanker refuels F-15 Eagle
Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Don Johnnson, Joint Incident Site Communication Capability noncommissioned officer in charge with the 151st Air Refueling Wing Communications Flight in Salt Lake City, Utah, confirms configuration status of a SWE-DISH CCT120 satellite dish outside the Leonard B. Francis Armory in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 20, 2017. The Sept. 7 deployment of the Utah JISCC helped re-establish critical military and emergency civil service communications within areas of the U.S. Virgin Islands severely impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman)
Master Sgt. David Fernelius, left, and Airman 1st Class David Zham, Joint Incident Site Communication Capability team members with the 151st Air Refueling Wing Communications Flight in Salt Lake City, Utah, erect an NVIS high frequency antenna outside the Leonard B. Francis Armory in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 20, 2017. The Sept. 7 deployment of the Utah JISCC helped re-establish critical military and emergency civil service communications within areas of the U.S. Virgin Islands severely impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman)
Chief Master Sgt. Don Johnnson and Staff Sgt. Tony Baca, Joint Incident Site Communication Capability team members with the 151st Air Refueling Wing Communications Flight in Salt Lake City, Utah, set up a SWE-DISH CCT120 satellite dish outside the Leonard B. Francis Armory in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 20, 2017. The Sept. 7 deployment of the Utah JISCC helped re-establish critical military and emergency civil service communications within areas of the U.S. Virgin Islands severely impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman)
UTANG Airmen support Hurricane Irma relief efforts
UTANG Airmen support Hurricane Irma relief efforts
UTANG Airmen support Hurricane relief efforts
UTANG Airmen support Hurricane relief efforts
UTANG Commander receives national patriotic award
UTANG meets with Moroccan state partner
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson chats with Maj. Sasha Perronne, 151st Civil Engineering Squadron, before lunch at the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah on June 21, 2017. Wilson dined with 20 Army and Air National Guardsmen, answered questions about current Air Force issues, and discussed Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein's leadership vision.
Following lunch with Utah Army and Air National Guardsmen, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson tested out the adaptive archery equipment at the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah on June 21, 2017. The National Ability Center, a nonprofit organization that provides adaptive recreation opportunities for individuals of all abilities through sports, activities and education,  was one stop on Wilson's multi-day visit to the state. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Jennifer Eaton)
An F-35 Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah sits on the flightline at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City. The F-35 crew chiefs provided training to several members of the 151st Maintenance Group so they can assist with landing procedures for the aircraft if one is rerouted to the guard base due to a runway closure at Hill. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
An F-35 Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah sits on the flightline at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City. The F-35 crew chiefs provided training to several members of the 151st Maintenance Group so they can assist with landing procedures for the aircraft if one is rerouted to the guard base due to a runway closure at Hill. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Senior Airman Brody Sanzone, a firefighter with the 151st Civil Engineering Squadron, helps a young girl direct a fire hose toward an orange traffic cone to simulate extinguishing a fire during Wingman Day on June 10, 2017 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Monio)
Lt. Col. David DeAngelis, a Reserve F-35 pilot from the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, talks with Utah Air National Guard Airmen and their family members during Wingman Day on June 10, 2017 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base. Hill AFB provided an F-35 Lightning II aircraft and an F-16 Fighting Falcon as static displays for the event, which drew more than 1,000 guests to the Guard base in Salt Lake City. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Monio)
Utah Air National Guard Airmen and their families tour a KC-135R Stratotanker and view other static aircraft displays, including an F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-35 Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, during Wingman Day on June 10, 2017 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Monio)
Col. Kristin Streukens, commander of the 151st Air Refueling Wing, hands the 151st Operations Group guidon to Lt. Col. Robert Taylor, commander of the 151st Operations Group, during an assumption of command ceremony held at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base on June 11, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Lt. Col. Paul Anderson, a dentist with the 151st Medical Group, and Senior Airman Kristin Bentley, a dental technician with the 151st MDG, provide dental care in conjunction with their Moroccan counterparts at Issafen, Morocco on April 25, 2017 during African Lion. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Tech. Sgt. Christina Luna, a dental technician with the 140th Medical Group provides oral hygiene education to dental patients and members of the local population at Tagmout, Morocco on April 23, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Staff Sgt. Erik Bornemeier, a medical technician with the 151st Medical Group, entertains a group of children waiting outside of the clinic in Issafen, Morocco on April 25, 2017 during African Lion. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Airman 1st Class Candice Bridgewater, a medical technician with the 151st Medical Group, and Maj. David Farnsworth, a flight surgeon with the 151st MDG, provide medical care in Tagmout, Morocco on April 23, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Senior Airman Holly Mclelland, a medical technician with the 151st Medical Group takes the blood pressure of a patient at the clinic in Tagmout, Morocco on April 23, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Maj. Kirk Drennan, an optometrist with the 151st Medical Group and Maj. Jessica Hegewald, an optometrist with the 140th Medical Group, provide medical care in Adis, Morocco on April 22, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Maj. Amy Prince, a flight surgeon with the 140th Medical Group, provides medical care in the pediatric clinic in Adis, Morocco on April 22, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
U.S. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel provide medical and dental care in conjunction with their Moroccan counterparts at a clinic set up in Akka, Morocco on April 24, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Senior Airmen Victor Garcia, an aerospace medical technician with the 151st Medical Group, adjusts a new pair of glasses for a patient in the optometry clinic in Akka Ighane, Morocco on April 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Maj. Kevin Loveridge, a physician assistant with the 151st Medical Group, provides medical care in conjunction with  Moroccan counterparts in Akka Ighane, Morocco on April 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Lt. Col. Joshua Wyte, a dentist with the 140th Medical Group, and Senior Airman Skyla Spotkaeff, a dental technician with the 140th MDG provide dental care in Akka Ighane, Morocco on April 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
A mock landmine lies on the ground during Silver Flag on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 10, 2017. The exercise aimed to enhance the Air Force’s contingency response readiness and includes a variety of scenarios for Airmen of various Air Force specialty codes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua)
Airmen from various Air National Guard units conduct a casualty retrieval operation during an exercise on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 10, 2017. Silver Flag is a contingency readiness exercise which aims to enhance the Air Force’s contingency response readiness, and includes both classroom instruction and on-the-field application. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua)
Tech. Sgt. Andrew Frank, 145th Airlift Wing fire department station captain, challenges an opposing force member during a search and rescue exercise on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 10, 2017. The 435th Construction and Training Squadron hosts Silver Flag multiple times a year, which involves various Air National Guard Units from the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua)
Staff Sgt. Shane Sexton, 185th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, lies in a gurney as he plays the role of a casualty during a Silver Flag exercise on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 10, 2017. Airmen from various Air National Guard units gathered on Ramstein to participate in Silver Flag, which is a contingency readiness exercise held at several Air Force bases around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua)
Civil engineer Airmen from various Air National Guard units recover a mock casualty during a Silver Flag exercise on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 10, 2017. Silver Flag is a contingency readiness exercise which involves various scenarios to prepare Airmen for being in deployed environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua)
Airmen from various Air National Guard units participate in an exercise hosted by the 435th Construction and Training Squadron on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 10, 2017. The 435th CTS conducts Silver Flag training multiple times a year, which aims to enhance the Air Force’s contingency response readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua)
Airman 1st Class Kelley Barney, a member of the 151st Security Forces Squadron, accepts an award after earning the title of the Utah National Guard's Best Warrior in the junior enlisted category at Camp Williams, Utah on April 9, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Airman 1st Class Kelley Barney, a member of the 151st Security Forces Squadron, prepares to fire a 60mm training round during the range run event at the Utah National Guard Best Warrior competition, at Camp Williams, Utah on April 8, 2017. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Houston)
From left: Col. Kristin Streukens, 151st Air Refueling Wing Commander, Lt. Col. Darrin Ray, 151st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group Commander,  and Brig. Gen. Christine Burckle, Utah Air National Guard Commander, cut the ribbon during the 151st ISRG unit stand up ceremony on March 4, 2017 at the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Cragun)
Col. Kristin Streukens, 151st Air Refueling Wing Commander, hands the 151st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group guidon to Lt. Col. Darrin Ray, 151st ISRG Commander, during the unit stand up ceremony on March 4, 2017 at the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Cragun)
More than 40 Utah Army and Air National Guardsmen participated in this year's TAG Staff Ride to Chickamauga Battlefield in Tennessee, March 27-29, 2017. The goal of the initiative is to advance professional development through the study of leadership decisions that helped define important historic battles. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Scott Chalmers)
Brig. Gen. Christine M. Burckle, Utah Air National Guard Commander, visited ABC 4 Utah's Midday show as part of the station's Women's History Month series March 14, 2017. Host Nicea DeGering asked Burckle about work-life balance, mentorship, and the importance of her role as Utah National Guard's first female general. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Jennifer Eaton)
Tech. Sgt. Austin Naylor, Tech. Sgt. Quinton Harward, and Tech.Sgt. Zachariah Harvey, with the 151st Maintenance Group, conduct a tire and brake change on a KC-135R Stratotanker on the flight line at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base Feb. 22, 2017, due to a cracked brake heat shield. The entire process takes three to four hours to complete. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Jennifer Eaton)
A Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker refuels one of two F-35 Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base (HAFB) Wednesday over the Utah Test and Training Range. The sortie also included refueling eight HAFB F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Jennifer Eaton)
Rick Llineras, Air Force Magazine senior photographer, captures images of KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft commander Lt. Col. Zack Love giving pre-flight instructions Feb. 22, 2017 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base. Llineras visited the Utah Air National Guard and Hill Air Force Base as part of a photojournalism essay to be featured later this year highlighting Utah's total force initiatives. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Jennifer Eaton)
Staff Sgt. Sean McCurbin, medical technician with the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron checks a patient during an aeromedical evacuation flight returning to the U.S. from the pacific theater on Feb. 24, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Medical personnel prepare to transfer patients from a KC-135R Stratotanker to an ambulance after arriving on an aeromedical evacuation flight to Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii on Feb. 23, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
A patient is transferred from a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker to an ambulance after arriving in Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego on Feb. 24, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Patients are transported to a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for an aeromedical evacuation flight to the U.S. from Kadena Air Base, Japan on Feb. 23, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Maj. Phil Schembri, a pilot with the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Air Refueling, flies a KC-135 Stratotanker during an aeromedical evacuation mission transporting patients from the Pacific theater to the U.S. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Medical equipment is loaded onto a Utah Air Guard KC-135R Sratotanker for an aeromedical evacuation mission in Kadena Air Base, Japan on Feb 23, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
1st Lt. Carol Roling, flight nurse with the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Scott Air Force Base, Ill., checks on a patient during an aeromedical evacuation flight from the Pacific theater to the U.S. on Feb. 21, 2017. A Utah Air Guard KC-135R Stratotanker and six-person crew from the 151st Air Refueling Squadron conducted an AE mission with the active duty medical personnel Feb. 18-25, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
1st Lt. Carol Roling, flight nurse with the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Scott Air Force Base, Ill., takes a patient's blood pressure during an aeromedical evacuation flight from the Pacific theater to the U.S. on Feb. 21, 2017. A Utah Air Guard KC-135R Stratotanker and six-person crew from the 151st Air Refueling Squadron conducted an AE mission with the active duty medical personnel Feb. 18-25, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Master Sgt. George LaCome, a crew chief with the 151st Maintenance Group checks the tire pressure on a KC-135R Stratotanker during a preflight inspection in Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The Utah Air Guard aircraft and six-person crew conducted an aeromedical evacuation mission in the Pacific theater Feb. 8-25, 2017.
Maj. Phil Schembri, pilot with the 151st Air Refueling Squadron, assists medical personnel from the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron in reconfiguring a Utah Air Guard KC-135R Stratotanker to carry stretchers during an aeromedical evacuation mission on Feb. 18, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Senior Airman Kayode Idris and Maj. Joel Villavert (front), and Senior Airman Zack Tarson(back) with the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron prepare medical equipment before conducting an aeromedical evacuation mission on a KC-135R Stratotanker on Feb. 19, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Ms. Jackie Ezell with the 151st Mission Support Group accepts her award for Civilian of the Year during the Utah Air National Guard 2016 Airman of the Year awards banquet held at the Utah Cultural Center in West Valley, Utah on Jan. 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
The Utah Air National Guard Recognized outstanding achievement during 2016 during the Airmen of the Year awards banquet held at the Utah Cultural Center in West Valley, Utah on Jan. 21, 2017.
The 2016 Airman of the Year nominees representing eight categories are recognized for their achievements in front of an audience of nearly230 military and civilian personnel at the awards banquet held at the Utah Cultural Center in West Valley, Utah on Jan. 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Retired Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Gerald R. Murray addresses an audience of nearly 230 military and civilian personnel at the 2016 Airman of the Year awards banquet held at the Utah Cultural Center in West Valley, Utah on Jan. 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Staff Sgt. Anthony Baca, cyber support specialist, and Tech. Sgt. Bryan Scharman, noncommissioned officer in charge of cyber support; both with the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Communications Flight, set up communications between supported agencies during the 58th Presidential Inauguration. The Airmen were part of a 7,500 member team that supported civil authorities in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Young)
Utah's 151st Medical Detachment-1, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) has conducted several joint training exercises with Army National Guard and local civilian agencies in 2016. Airman 1st Class Brooks Anderton, an aerospace medical technician assigned to the 151st Det.-1 treats a simulated casualty inside a tunnel during search and recovery training on April 24, 2016, at the Davis County Unified Fire rubble pile in Layton, Utah. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Thirty Utah Air National Guard members were awarded 31 degrees from the Community College of the Air Force during a graduation ceremony held at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base on Dec. 3, 2016. The degrees earned covered 18 different fields of study. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards)
From Left: Army Sgt. Sam Owen, Army Spc. Monica Montoya, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Geiber Rea, and Air Force Chief Master Sgt. John Salazar were presented with awards in recognition of their military service on Oct. 25, 2016 at the League of United Latin American Citizens Utah's Viva America! event in Salt Lake City. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Brig. Gen. Kenneth Gammon, Utah National Guard Director of Joint Staff, addressed several dozen community members during the League of United Latin American Citizens Utah's Viva America! event on Oct. 25, 2016, in Salt Lake City. The event included a presentation of the colors by a joint Utah Air and Army National Guard color guard, as well as an award ceremony recognizing four Utah Guardsmen for their military service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Brig. Gen. Christine Burckle, Utah Air National Guard Commander, visits with 
WWII veterans from the Central Utah Veterans Home during the National Ability 
Center Saluting Our Heroes Luncheon Nov. 16, 2016 at The Grand America Hotel. The 
National Ability Center in Park City, Utah, provides programs that empower 
injured service members to heal their minds, bodies and spirits through 
various recreation programs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Jennifer Eaton)
2nd Lt. Vallaree McArthur, Utah Air National Guard Director of Equal 
Opportunity, chats with Laura von Germetan of Integrity Chiropractic at the 
40th Annual Women and Business Conference in Salt Lake City Tuesday.  The 
conference featured a full day of informative breakout sessions and 
inspirational speakers to recognize the accomplishments of those making a 
difference in the local community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Jennifer Eaton)
The Utah Air National Guard hosted a Community Nursing Services Honor Salute for retired Chief Master Sgt. Harry August on Nov. 9, 2016 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base. August, a World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veteran, was presented with a flag, as well as certificates, a book and pin in honor of his service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards)
The Utah Air National Guard hosted a Community Nursing Services Honor Salute for retired Chief Master Sgt. Harry August on Nov. 9, 2016 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base. August, a World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veteran, was presented with a flag, as well as certificates, a book and pin in honor of his service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Brig. Gen. Christine Burckle, Utah Air National Guard Commander, prepares to cut the cake at the Utah Air National Guard 70th Anniversary Gala on Nov. 4, 2016, at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. More than 450 military and civilian guests attended the event hosted by the Utah Air Force Association. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Tony Horton, P90X creator and fitness and lifestyle expert, addresses a group of more than 450 military and civilian guests at the Utah Air National Guard 70th Anniversary Gala on Nov. 4, 2016. The event, hosted by the Utah Air Force Association, was held at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jay Hess, prisoner of war and Hanoi Hilton survivor, addresses a group of more than 450 military and civilian guests at the Utah Air National Guard 70th Anniversary Gala on Nov. 4, 2016. The event, hosted by the Utah Air Force Association, was held at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Tony Horton, celebrity fitness trainer and creator of the P90X home workout program, conducts an exercise session for 60 Airmen and dependents Nov. 3, 2016, at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base. Horton has conducted 51 morale visits at military installations around the globe,spreading his message of resiliency and healthy lifestyle management. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Monio/Released)
Tony Horton, celebrity fitness trainer and creator of the P90X home workout program, conducts an exercise session for 60 Airmen and dependents Nov. 3, 2016, at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base. Horton has conducted 51 morale visits at military installations around the globe, spreading his message of resiliency and healthy lifestyle management. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Monio/Released)
Guests and aircrew prepare to board a KC-135 Stratotanker at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base for a civic leader orientation flight Nov. 3, 2016. The Utah Air National Guard hosted the event, which included a mission brief, introduction to senior leaders, and an air refueling sortie to educate leaders on the 151st Air Refueling Wing’s mission and capabilities. Participants were treated to a bird’s eye view as the KC-135 refueled F-16 Fighting Falcons from Hill Air Force Base. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/Released)
Tony Horton, celebrity trainer and creator of the P90X fitness series, checks out the cockpit of a KC-135 Stratotanker during a civic leader orientation flight on Nov. 3, 2016. Community guests participated in an air refueling sortie designed to educate the group on the 151st Air Refueling Wing’s mission and capabilities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/Released)
Master Sgt. Jason Blood demonstrates some of  the technical aspects of his job as a KC-135 boom operator to Susan Lucy, Tony Horton’s military affairs manager, and Miss Utah Lauren Wilson, during a civic leader orientation flight on Nov. 3, 2016. Community guests participated in an air refueling sortie designed to educate the group on the 151st Air Refueling Wing’s mission and capabilities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/Released)
A Utah Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-16 from Hill Air Force Base, during a civic leader orientation flight on Nov. 3, 2016. Community guests participated in an air refueling sortie designed to educate the group on the 151st Air Refueling Wing’s mission and capabilities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/Released)
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 191st Air Refueling Squadron, Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah, over Ramstein Air Base, Sept. 27, 2016. The 191st ARS ANG unit conducted the aerial refueling during a routine training sortie. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing flies past a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 191st Air Refueling Squadron, Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah, over Ramstein Air Base, Sept. 27, 2016. The 191st ARS ANG unit conducted in-flight refueling exercise to demonstrate how tanker support can extend and prolong flight operations for U.S. and coalition aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 191st Air Refueling Squadron from Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah, refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 27, 2016. The Utah ANG unit conducted the routine in-flight refueling to garner experience working with F-16s. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons fly beside a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 191st Air Refueling Squadron, Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah, after receiving fuel during a refueling mission over Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 26, 2016. The Stratotanker helps Spangdahlem’s F-16s train in air-to-air refueling for a longer duration and with more aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)
Saber civic leaders pose near a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 191st Air Refueling Squadron, Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah, before a refueling mission at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 26, 2016. During the mission, civil leaders received an opportunity to witness the transfer of 60,000 pounds of fuel to seven F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)
Saber civic leaders wait in a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 191st Air Refueling Squadron, Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah, for an opportunity to see F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, during a refueling mission over Ramstein Air Base, Sept. 26, 2016. The Stratotanker carried and transferred more than 120,000 pounds of fuel to 13 F-16s during the course of two days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 191st Air Refueling Squadron, Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah, awaits civic leader guests to board before a refueling mission at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 26, 2016. The tanker arrived Sept. 17th to train with Spangdahlem’s F-16 Fighting Falcons, adding valuable training for air-to-air refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)
Ewald Heck, mayor of Landsheid, Germany, and Roger Feller, honorary commander of the 52nd Operations Group at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, stare out the boom window of a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 191st Air Refueling Squadron, Air National Guard Base, Utah, during a refueling mission over Ramstein Air Base, Sept. 26, 2016. The Stratotanker supplied 120,000 pounds of fuel to 13 of Spangdahlem’s F-16 Fighting Falcons during the course of two days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)
Tony Horton, creator of the P90X fitness series and healthy lifestyle expert, is scheduled to share his motivational story with attendees of the Utah Air National Guard's 70th Anniversary Gala at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City on Nov. 4, 2016. The event is expected to draw approximately 600 local and out-of-state military members, retirees, community partners and other distinguished guests. Horton will also host an exercise session for Air National Guardsmen on Nov. 3 at the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base.
Brig. Gen. Christine Burckle, Utah Air National Guard Commander, presents a personal coin to Kevin Williams, brother of fallen Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Matthew McClintock, who was killed saving an Airman teammate on Jan. 5 in Afghanistan. Burckle gave remarks at a fitness event on Sept. 10 in Park City, Utah, honoring McClintock, who was awarded the Silver Star for his actions in combat. McClintock was part of the 19th Special Forces Group, which is headquartered in Utah.
Col. Kristin Streukens, 151st Air Refueling Wing Commander, hands a musket to Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Hooper, 151st Air Refueling Wing Command Chief, during a transfer of responsibility ceremony on Aug. 7, 2016, at the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City. The musket, representing the historic minuteman roots of the National Guard, was passed from the Wing's outgoing command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Barry Vance to Hooper through Streukens. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton, Adjutant General, Utah National Guard, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Brig. Gen. Christine Burckle stand during an assumption of command ceremony held on Aug. 6, 2016, at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City. During the ceremony, Burckle was formally promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and assumed command of the Utah Air National Guard. With this new assignment, Burckle became the Utah Air National Guard’s highest-ranking official, as well as the state’s first National Guard female general officer and the first woman to serve as Commander of the Utah Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Brig. Gen. Christine Burckle will assume command of the Utah Air National Guard during a ceremony on Aug. 6, 2016 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City. With this new assignment, Burckle will become the Utah Air National Guard’s highest-ranking official, as well as the state’s first National Guard female general officer and the first woman to serve as Commander of the Utah Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards)
Col. Christine Burckle, Utah Air National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Director of Staff, served as keynote speaker during the City of Clearfield’s Stars and Stripes Forever patriotic event, July 3, 2016. Burckle addressed an audience of more than 150 community members and local leaders on the significance of Independence Day and the Utah National Guard’s contribution to ongoing state and federal missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Jennifer Eaton/Released)
Master Sgt. Mario Reeve, Recruiting and Retention Manager, is one of the first to tackle the Challenge Course, where climbing elements ranged from 15 to 45 feet in the air, during Joint Force Headquarters Wingman Day June 5, 2016 at the National Ability Center in Park City. Other activities included an organization mission brief, tour, and lunch. The group also received a briefing by the National Center for Veterans Studies, a consortium engaged in research, education, outreach, and advocacy to improve the lives of veterans. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Jennifer Eaton/Released)
Tech. Sgt. Amanda Erdmann, Utah Air National Guard recruiter, cruises through the practice ropes while fellow Joint Force Headquarters Airmen practice spotting technique during a Wingman Day activity June 5, 2016. JFHQ Wingman Day at the National Ability Center in Park City included an organization mission brief, tour, and instruction on the team building Challenge Course. The group also received a briefing by the National Center for Veterans Studies, a consortium engaged in research, education, outreach, and advocacy to improve the lives of veterans. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Jennifer Eaton/Released)
Col. Kristin Streukens, 151st Air Refueling Wing Commander, leads a group of Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs Commission members on a KC-135 Stratotanker static display tour May 20, 2016 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base. More than 20 government and civic leaders who comprise the commission, as well as key staff from the Governor’s office were educated on Utah Air National Guard missions and capabilities in conjunction with a meeting hosted on base. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Monio/Released)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton, Utah National Guard adjutant general, and Col. Kristin Streukens stand at attention during the 151st Air Refueling Wing assumption of command ceremony at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, UT., June 4, 2016. Streukens will assume responsibility for more than 1,400 Airmen and current missions that include training and operational aerial refueling, airlift and aeromedical evacuation, intelligence, airspace control, cyber infrastructure and information operations (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott/Released)
Air Force Maj. TJ Eaton, a pilot with the 151st Operations Group, visits a
local elementary school on May 18 in honor of Armed Forces Day. Eaton showed
a group of more than 50 children various Air Force life support equipment,
and spoke about honoring those who serve in the military. In addition,
Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from the University of Utah (as seen
in the background) demonstrated ceremonial flag folding procedures, offering
the children a hands-on opportunity to practice the procedures themselves.
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Jennifer Eaton/Released)
Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton, Utah National Guard
Adjutant General; Gary Harter, Utah Department of Veterans and Military
Executive Director; and Brig. Gen. Kenneth Gammon, Joint Staff
Director, kicked off National Military Appreciation Month by participating
in a special signing of three bills related to the military on May 6, 2016, at the
Utah State Capitol. Bill HB 98 provides death benefits for the families of Utah
National Guard members who die while activated in the line of duty; bill HB
135 grants free admission to state parks for disabled veterans; and bill SB
35 creates a special license plate indicating the campaign or theater in
which a veteran served. Approximately thirty Utah Air National Guard and Army
National Guard members were present in the audience. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Jennifer Eaton/Released)
The Utah Air National Guard Honor Guard team presents the colors during the Utah Jazz game April 11, 2016, at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. The honor guard team has helped kick off 12 home games this season. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Colton Elliott/Released)
The Utah Air National Guard Honor Guard team presents the colors during the Utah Jazz game April 11, 2016, at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. The honor guard team has helped kick off 12 home games this season. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Colton Elliott/Released)
The Utah Air National Guard Honor Guard team presents the colors during the Utah Jazz game April 11, 2016, at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. The honor guard team has helped kick off 12 home games this season. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Colton Elliott/Released)
From left, Brig. Gen. David Fountain, Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton, Utah National Guard Adjutant General, Governor Gary R. Herbert, Commander in Chief of the Utah National Guard, and Tech Sgt. Johnson Xaysana, an Air National Guard recruiter, enjoy a photo opportunity during the Utah Defense Alliance Meet the Military luncheon held Feb. 5. The event, held in the Utah State Capitol Bulding Rotunda, provided an opportunity for interaction and dialogue between legislators, military members and civic leaders. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Brian Garrett/Released)
Retired Marine Cpl. Kenneth Toone shares his
post-traumatic stress disorder story with members of the Utah Air National
Guard during the seventh annual Interfaith Devotional held at the Roland R. Wright
Air National Guard Base on Jan. 10, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/Released)
Gen. Mark A Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, listens as an Airman from the Utah Air National Guard asks him a question during the Q-and-A portion of an All Call held at the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base on Oct. 14, 2015. More than 400 full-time and traditional Guardsmen were in attendance to hear Gen. Welsh’s remarks. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/Released)
Gen. Mark A Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, listens as an Airman from the Utah Air National Guard asks him a question during the Q-and-A portion of an All Call held at the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base on Oct. 14, 2015. More than 400 full-time and traditional Guardsmen were in attendance to hear Gen. Welsh’s remarks. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/Released)
Roland R. Wright stands next to the P-51 "Mormon Mustang" he made his name flying in over Europe in WWII. Wright shot down three enemy aircraft during the war.
Roland R. Wright stands next to the P-51 "Mormon Mustang" he made his name flying in over Europe in WWII. Wright shot down three enemy aircraft during the war.
Roland R. Wright stands next to the P-51 Mormon Mustang he made his name flying in over Europe in WWII. Wright shot down three enemy aircraft during the war.
Col. Susan Melton and Lt. Col. Robert Taylor accept the Air Force Association Air National Guard Outstanding Unit Award for the 151st Maintenance Group at a ceremony in National Harbor, Md. on Sept. 14, 2015. (Photo by Brittany Gray/Released)
Historic period actors demonstrate weapons used during the Utah War during a presentation for Utah Army and Air National Guard members at Camp Floyd State Park, at the Adjutant General's Staff Ride on Aug. 22, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/Released)
Historian Richard Turley addresses Utah Army and Air National Guard members at Camp Floyd State Park, during the Adjutant General's Staff Ride on Aug. 22, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/Released)
Utah Army and Air National Guard members participate in a multi-agency medevac training scenario with the Davis County Search and Rescue near the Beaver Ponds in Utah's Farmington Canyon on Aug. 16, 2015. The various agencies worked together to extract simulated critically injured patients using the hoisting system of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Monio/Released)
Utah Army and Air National Guard members participate in a multi-agency medevac training scenario with Davis County Search and Rescue near the Beaver Ponds in Utah's Farmington Canyon on Aug. 16, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Monio/Released)
Utah Army and Air National Guard members participate in a multi-agency medevac training scenario with Davis County Search and Rescue near the Beaver Ponds in Utah's Farmington Canyon on Aug. 16, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Monio/Released)
Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James talks to Team Hill Airmen during an all-call Friday, July 24, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. In her remarks, James thanked Hill personnel for the opportunity "to see our Air Force in action." ( U.S. Air Force Photo by Todd Cromar/Released )
Senior Airman Colton Griffin, a member of the Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Maintenance Squadron, presented a Patriot Award to three of his civilian supervisors at bChannels Inc. in Orem, Utah on April 21, 2015. Dustin Daley, Anne-Marie Mickelsen, and Sue Fahnert were each recognized by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve after Griffin nominated them for their outstanding support of his military commitments. As part of the ceremony, bChannels also signed an ESGR Statement of Support expressing its support for employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Monio/RELEASED)
Master Sgt. Timothy Edwards, an explosive ordnance technician with the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Civil Engineering Squadron, prepares to move a simulated landmine at the Improvised Explosive Device Training Lane at Camp Williams, Utah on April 9, 2015. The training scenario conducted with the Utah Army National Guard's 1457th Engineer Battalion was followed by a discussion with Moroccan State Partners. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Members of the Army National Guard's 1457th Engineer Battalion participate in a training exercise conducted with explosive ordnance technicians from the Air National Guard's 151st Civil Engineering Squadron at the Improvised Explosive Device Training Lane at Camp Williams, Utah on April 9, 2015. The training scenario involved the removal of a simulated landmine, followed by a discussion with Moroccan State Partners. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Master Sgt. Timothy Edwards gives a presentation about Utah Air Guard explosive ordnance disposal capabilities to members of the Moroccan military visiting the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base on April 7, 2015. The Moroccan delegates visited the state to work with Utah Guardsmen as part of the State Partnership Program. (Air National Guard photo by Capt. Jill Jimenez/RELEASED)
Keynote speaker Sharlene Wells Hawkes, Utah businesswoman and DACOWITS member, addresses attendees during the Sisters-In-Arms program kickoff event April 1, 2015 at Utah National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Draper. The purpose of the initiative is to mentor, educate, train and empower service members to become future leaders. (Air National Guard photo by Capt. Jennifer Eaton/RELEASED)
Army Sgt. Mercedes Millward, Sisters-In-Arms advisory board member, thanks Sharlene Wells Hawkes for setting an example for female leaders by sharing her personal stories and message. Hawkes was the keynote speaker during the Utah Sisters-In-Arms program kickoff event April 1, 2015. (Air National Guard photo by Capt. Jennifer Eaton/RELEASED)
Master Sgt. Shatiece Werner, 151st Security Forces Squadron, uses a baton to 
subdue a simulated attacker during a training exercise at the Roland R. Wright 
Air National Guard Base, Utah, on March 11, 2015. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Master Sgt. Mitchell Hooper demonstrates baton techniques to members of the 
151st Security Forces Squadron during the combatives portion of the unit's 
annual training at the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah, on 
March 11, 2015. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Tech. Sgt. Alan Robins, 151st Security Forces Squadron, participates in a 
simulated assault on a village during a training exercise on March 9, 2015 at 
the Military Operations in Urban Terrain Range at Camp Williams, Utah. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
From left: Tech. Sgt. Casy Carsten, Airman 1st Class Adam Cazimero, Senior 
Airman Samuel Gudmundson, and Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Nelson, members of the 151st 
Security Forces Squadron, participate in a simulated assault on a village at 
the Military Operations in Urban Terrain Range at Camp Williams, Utah, on 
March 9, 2015. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Lt. Col. Troy Drennan, 169th Intelligence Squadron Commander, brainstorms with 
Col. John Knabel, Chief, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Forces 
Division, Air National Guard, National Guard Bureau, during a break between 
sessions at the Weapons Systems Council Conference held at Roland R. Wright 
Air National Guard Base February 2-3. More than two dozen members of the 
intelligence community gathered from across the nation to discuss existing and 
emerging issues. (Air National Guard photo by Capt. Jennifer Eaton/RELEASED)
Staff Sgt. Brad Harris, a boom operator with the Utah Air National Guard's 191st Air Refueling Squadron, trains NATO E-3A pilots on air refueling on Jan. 7, 2015. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training flight over Germany on Jan. 13, 2015. (Air National Guard photo by, Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Senior Airman Josh Wasden, a crew chief with the 151st Maintenance Group, adds hydraulic fluid to a KC-135R Stratotanker on Jan. 6, 2015. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Annika Hunt, Utah Air National Guard Director of Psychological Health, reviews client notes in her office on the second floor of the Headquarters Building. Hunt’s primary role is to serve as a professional emotional wellness resource for Airmen of every rank and job specialty on base. (Air National Guard photo by Capt. Jennifer Eaton/RELEASED)
Fifty-two Community College of the Air Force degrees were awarded to 47 members of the Utah Air National Guard during a ceremony held at the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City, Utah on Dec. 6, 2014. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - Chaplain Lt. Col. Bruce Brewer, third from left, talks with U.S. Air Force NCO Academy students here Dec. 5, 2014, during a fitness session on the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center's running track. Brewer is assigned as the lead chaplain for the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard. He served as TEC's interim Chaplain from July to December.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith/Released)
MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - Chaplain Lt. Col. Bruce Brewer, front, joins U.S. Air Force NCO Academy students here Dec. 5, 2014, during a fitness session on the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center's running track. Brewer is assigned as lead chaplain for the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard. He served as TEC's interim Chaplain from July to December.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith/Released)
Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton, Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard, presents a flag to retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Roland R. Wright during a ceremony to rename the Utah Air National Guard Base in his honor held in Salt Lake City, Utah on Nov. 18, 2014. The flag was flown over the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard base, as well as on a KC-135 Stratotanker mission. Wright, a combat pilot with a distinguished military career spanning more than three decades, served as Utah's first Chief of Staff for Air. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Roland R. Wright (center) stands with Brig. Gen. David Fountain, Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Utah National Guard (left), and Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton, Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard (right), during a ceremony to rename the Utah Air National Guard Base in his honor held in Salt Lake City, Utah on Nov. 18, 2014. Wright, a combat pilot with a distinguished military career spanning more than three decades served as Utah's first Chief of Staff for Air. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Roland R. Wright addresses a group of community and military guests at a ceremony to rename the Utah Air National Guard Base in his honor held in Salt Lake City, Utah on Nov. 18, 2014. Wright, a combat pilot with a distinguished military career spanning more than three decades served as Utah's first Chief of Staff for Air. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Members of the Utah National Guard Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) and Homeland Response Force (HRF) extract and treat mock casualties from a simulated rubble pile in Magna, Utah during Vigilant Guard on November 4, 2014. The training exercise simulated a building collapse and chemically contaminated area as part of an earthquake disaster scenario. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Members of the 151st Communications Flight set up satellite communications at the Magna, Utah rubble pile on November 3, 2014 during the Vigilant Guard training exercise. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Master Sgt. Brian Atchley briefs members of the 151st Air Refueling Wing Security Forces Squadron as they prepare to assist in securing Questar Village in Salt Lake City, Utah  as part of a training exercise during Vigilant Guard on November 3, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Lennox/Released)
Maj. Todd Bingham, CERFP chief nurse with the 151st Medical Group, treats a mock casualty during Vigilant Guard training at a simulated rubble pile in Magna, Utah on November 4, 2014. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Col. Darwin Craig presents the unit flag to Maj. Bruce Lewis during the 151st Comptroller Flight change of command ceremony. Lt. Col. Linda Robles relinquished command to  Lewis during the Oct. 5, 2014 ceremony held at the Utah Air National Guard Base. (Utah Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
World War II veterans gather for a group photo at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2014. Family members standing amongst veterans also held portraits of recently passed veterans. The veterans were part of a group of 66 that were there to see their memorial, many for the first time.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn/Released)
Art Young, a sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II, is escorted into the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, Sept. 19, 2014. Young was escorted by his daughter Kristi, and was part of a group that consisted of 66 veterans that made the journey from Utah to see their memorial, many for the first time.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn/Released)
World War II veterans are escorted into the the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2014. The group consisted of 66 veterans that made the journey from Utah to see their memorial, many for the first time.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn/Released)
A World War II veteran is greeted by a military reciving party at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2014. The veteran was part of a group of 66 that were there to see their memorial, many for the first time.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn/Released)
World War II veterans and family members mingle  at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2014. The veterans were part of a group of 66 that were there to see their memorial, many for the first time.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn/Released)
World War II veterans gather for a group photo at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2014. Family members standing amongst veterans also held portraits of recently passed veterans. The veterans were part of a group of 66 that were there to see their memorial, many for the first time.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn/Released)
A military color guard sang the National Anthem and played Taps for Utah Honor Flight veterans upon their arrival at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2014. The veterans were part of a group of 66 that were there to see their memorial, many for the first time.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn/Released)
Lt. Col. John Richardson assumes command of the 151st Force Support Squadron from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Mark Roberts during a change of command ceremony held at the Utah Air National Guard Base dining facility on Sept. 14, 2014. (Utah Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
During a visit Sept. 14, 2014, Brig. Gen. Michael Taheri, Air National Guard Readiness Center Commander, recognized seven Airmen from the 151st Air Refueling Wing for service above and beyond the call of duty. Taheri said the individual contributions of each Airman allow the Guard to excel in its collective mission. (Utah Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Hulse/RELEASED)
Lt. Col. Jonathan Boyd, vice wing commander of the 151st Air Refueling Wing, administers the Inspector General Oath of Office to more than 30 Airmen who will become the newest members of the Wing Inspection Team. The team is comprised of a total of 91 Airmen from across the base whose goal is to help ensure unit readiness by performing inspections and evaluations for the new Commander’s Inspection Program. The Utah Air National Guard is expected to undergo a Unit Effectiveness Inspection under the program in July 2015. (Utah Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Davis/RELEASED)
More than thirty Airmen from the Utah Air National Guard take the Inspector General Oath of Office to become the newest members of the Wing Inspection Team. The team is comprised of a total of 91 Airmen from across the base whose goal is to help ensure unit readiness by performing inspections and evaluations for the new Commander’s Inspection Program. The Utah Air National Guard is expected to undergo a Unit Effectiveness Inspection under the program in July 2015. (Utah Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Davis/RELEASED)
Staff Sgt. Chris Johnson (left) and Senior Airman Chris Cunningham (right), explosive ordnance disposal technicians with the 151st Civil Engineering Squadron, put a bomb suit on Lt. Col. Timo Diegmueller during his tour of the Utah Air National Guard EOD unit. Diegmueller, a Reserve intelligence officer with the German Air Force, visited the Air Guard Base in Salt Lake City while participating in the Department of Defense Reserve Officers Foreign Exchange Program. (Utah Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Fifty-three Community College of the Air Force degrees were awarded to 45 members of the Utah Air National Guard on May 3, 2014. The UTANG had more individuals graduate from the CCAF program than any other guard unit in the nation. (Utah Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly Collett/RELEASED)
Staff Sgt. Patricia Rich, a boom operator with the 19st Air Refueling Squadron, trains NATO E-3A pilots in air refueling during a flight over Germany in May 2014. (Utah Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Maj. Jeremy Morrison and Maj. Zachery Love, pilots with the 191st Air Refueling Squadron, fly a KC-135R Stratotanker during a night training exercise over Germany in May 2014. (Utah Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
A NATO E-3A AWACS aircraft approaches a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker for air refueling during a training exercise over Germany in May 2014. (Utah Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Master Sgt. Tony Garr and Tech. Sgt. Cory Hardy, 151st Maintenance Group, refuel a KC-135R Stratotanker before a training flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, in May 2014. (Utah Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Master Sgt. Tim Hart, 151st Maintenance Group, inspects the engine of a KC-135R Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, during a training exercise in May 2014. (Utah Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Utah Air National Guard State Command Chief, CMSgt Michael Edwards reiterates the message of safety and looking out for one another during the morning message from the leadership that kicked off Wingman Day.  The Utah Air National Guard holds Wingman Day in order to provide some time to their Airmen to strengthen themselves; physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. (Utah Air National Guard photo by TSgt Kelly Collett/Released 2014)
Airmen from the Utah National Guard, located at the Salt Lake City Airbase, take time on Wingman Day to participate in a team-building exercise.  Wingman Day is held annually for the UTANG Airmen to strengthen themselves physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. (Utah Air National Guard photo by TSgt Kelly Collett/Released 2014)
Utah Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton addresses the Utah Air National Guard at the beginning of Wingman Day.  The UTANG holds Wingman Day annually to give their Airmen a chance to learn how to take better care of themselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  Burton reminded the Airmen that today was a day for them to take care of themselves from the neck up. (Utah Air National Guard Photo by TSgt Kelly Collett/Released)
Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton, adjutant general of the Utah National Guard, flies alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker over Utah's West Desert during the "Lone Survivor" training exercise on April 12, 2014. (Utah Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton, adjutant general of the Utah National Guard, gives a thumbs-up to the boom operator of a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 151st Air Refueling Wing, April 12, 2014. Burton got a first-hand look at the state's first-ever "Lone Survivor" training exercise, in which citizen Soldiers and Airmen worked together to find and rescue two "downed" F-16 pilots stranded in Utah's West Desert. (Utah Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards/RELEASED)
Master Sgt. Kurt Armstrong runs to the flight line following an alert given during an exercise April 6, 2014. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly Collett/RELEASED)
Airman 1st Class Alex Bernier looks on as Staff Sgt. Dave Hendrickson pulls cables from a temporary shelter at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in preparation for a communications cutover. (Utah Air National Guard photo by MSgt. Mark Hoferitza/RELEASED)
Airman 1st Class Alex Bernier and Staff Sgt. Lamont Class splice fiber optic cable in preparation to transfer communication equipment from a temporary shelter to a permanent facility at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.  (Utah Air National Guard photo by MSgt. Mark Hoferitza/RELEASED)
Col. Dar Craig, Lt. Col. Troy Drennan and Lt. Col. Jonathan Boyd stand at attention during a change of command ceremony held at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 9, 2014.  The Base held five change of commands today. Drennan assumed command of the 169th Intelligence Squadron after Boyd relinquished command. (Utah Air National Guard photo by A1C Emily Hulse) (Released)
Col. Jack Wall hands the unit flag to Maj. Christina Lock, the incoming 151 LRS Commander as Col. Susan Melton looks on after relinquishing her command during a change of command ceremony held at the Utah National Guard Air Base in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 9, 2014. (Utah Air National Guard photo by TSgt Amber Monio) (Released)
McGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. – Students attending the Satellite Noncommissioned Officer Academy Class 13-9, from the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Salt Lake City, Utah. gather at the I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center here, Dec. 10, 2013. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kurt Skoglund/Released)
Members of the Utah Air National Guard received their Airmen of the Year awards for 2013. The awards ceremony was held on January 17, 2014 at Hill AFB. Recipients are, from the left, Airman of the Year Senior Master Sgt. Jeffory Mulcahy for Senior Airman John Webb of the 169th Intelligence Squadron, NCO of the year Staff Sgt. Tyson Mayfield of the 151st Security Forces Squadron, Senior NCO of the year Senior Master Sgt. Wayne Ormond from Utah State Headquarters, First Sergeant of the Year Master Sgt. Joan Cornell of the 169th Intelligence Squadron and Honor Guard member of the year Tech. Sgt. Jada Slayton. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall)(RELEASED)
Maj. Gen. Jefferson S. Burton, Adjutant General of the Utah National guard, presents a Bronze Star Medal to Brig. Gen. David R. Fountain, the Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Joint Task Force Headquarters, Utah Air National Guard, on January 11, 2014.  Fountain received the award for meritorious achievement during his deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from March 28, 2013 to January 8, 2014. (Utah National Guard Photo by SSgt Annie Edwards/Released)
Col. Darwin L. Craig presents Lt. Col. Susan L. Melton with the unit flag during the 151st Maintenance Group Change of Command.  Col. David P. Osborne relinquished command to Lt. Col. Melton at the January 11, 2014 ceremony held at the Utah Air National Guard Base. (Utah National Guard Photo by SSgt Annie Edwards/released)
From left: Senior Airman Becky Bagley, 130th Engineering Installation Squadron; Senior Airman Tammy Annis, 151st Force Support Squadron; Senior Airman Jennelle Lewis, 151st Medical Group; and Senior Airman Jesse Betts, 151st Logistics Readiness, graduated from the Airman Leadership School at Hill Air Force Base, on December 20, 2013. (Utah National Guard Photo by SSgt Annie Edwards/released)
Air Force Reserve medical team unloads a patient from a C-124. Throughout the war, AFRES medical staff assisted with incoming wounded personnel. Also, in 1968 the AFRES’ 34th Aeromedical Squadron was called to active duty. (U.S. Air Force Photo)
A Colorado Guardsman greets his family upon returning from South Vietnam. About 10,600 Air National Guardsmen were mobilized in 1968 -- 2,000 went to Southeast Asia (with seven killed in action), and another 4,000 served in South Korea or Japan. (U.S. Air Force Photo)
From July 1970 to January 1971, two EC-121S Super Constellations of the Pennsylvania ANG’s 193rd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron flew psychological operations missions in Southeast Asia code named OPERATION COMMANDO BUZZ. (U.S. Air Force Photo)
Kentucky Guardsman of the 123rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing working on the cameras of an RF-101H at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. Activated in January 1968, the 123rd TRW conducted operations in Alaska, Panama, Japan and South Korea. (U.S. Air Force Photo)
Maj. Gen. Jefferson S. Burton hands off the guide-on to Col. Darwin L. Craig during a change of command ceremony January 11, 2014.  Craig took command of the 151st Air Refueling Wing, replacing Col. Samuel H. Ramsay III after three and a half years as Wing Commander. (Utah Air National Guard photo by SSgt. Amber Monio/RELEASED)
TSgt. Jared Webb looks on as SSgt. Merrell Brown cuts galvanized steel to use as a cover plate for piping at the Space Surveillance Network radar site in Exmouth, Western Australia. (Utah Air National Guard photo by CMSgt. Mark Savage/RELEASED)
The 151st Civil Engineer Squadron spent two weeks on a volunteered Deployment for Training (DFT) in Australia November 1-17.  The squadron was tasked to renovate and support a Space Surveillance Network radar site in Exmouth, Western Australia. (Utah Air National Guard photo by CMSgt. Mark Savage/RELEASED)
SSgt. Josh David and SSgt. Nathan Jones apply a mortar patch to finish walls on the CBAN radar platform while on a volunteer Deployment for Training in Exmouth, Western Australia. (Utah Air National Guard photo by CMSgt Mark Savage/RELEASED)
Members of the Utah Air National Guard recieved their diplomas during the Fall graduation ceremony for the Community College of the Air Force at the Utah Air National Guard Base on October 3rd 2013. (U.S. Air Force photoby A1C Emily Hulse)(RELEASED)
The Spirit of Pennsylvania, a B-2 Spirit bomber, is refueled inflight by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the Utah Air National Guard in Salt Lake City, on November 3, 2013, somewhere over Colorado.

(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sergeant Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
151st Air Refueling Wing firefighter, SMSgt. Todd Allen, left, leads a junior firefighter into the simulator at the 119th Regional Training Site in Fargo North Dakota during an annual training event on September 9, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photoby TSgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall)(RELEASED)
Members of the Utah Air National Guard stand in formation during the annual Utah Governors Day at Westlake Highschool in Saratoga Springs Utah on September 14th 2013.  Governors day is a Utah tradition when the Governor of Utah performs a ceremonial review of Utah National Guard members.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by TSgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall)(RELEASED)
TSgt. Cirena Chamaco, 151st Air Refueling Wing recruiter, carries several drawers from her vehicle to the new recruiting offices at the Utah Air National Guard base in Salt Lake City Utah on 12 August 2013.The 151st ARW recruiting and retention staff moved to building 218 so they could all be located in the same office. The recruiting office can be contacted at 801-245-2446 (U.S. Air National Guard photo by TSgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall)(RELEASED)
Utah's lieutenant governor, Greg Bell, addresses Freedom Academy delegates in the Utah State Capitol rotunda, July 30. Freedom Academy is an annual leadership conference sponsored and hosted by the Utah National Guard since 1961 that brings in student body leaders from high schools across Utah and neighboring states to teach them about all aspects of leadership. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Scott Wolfe, 128th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Technical Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall, photographer with the 151st Public Affairs office in Salt Lake City, reviews an image from the latest assignment with students on August 6, 2013, in Draper, Utah. Stegall intructs a class for local teenagers weekly at the Draper City Hall.(U.S. Air Force photograph by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
Brig. Gen. Kenneth L. Gammon, Chief of Staff Air, speaks to 1400 members of the Utah Air National Guard about sexual assualt in the Air Force at the Utah Air National Guard's annual Wingman day on August 4, 2013 at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt lake City Utah. (U.S. Air Force photoby TSgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall)(RELEASED)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Emily Young and Senior Airman Adrian Hamilton, both with the 151st Air Refueling Wing, fill out questionnaires for the USAA representative at a resource fair for members of the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City Utah, May 4, 2013. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by TSgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall)(RELEASED)
Master Sgt. Timothy Molder, boom operator with the 191st Air Refueling Squadron, manages the controls on a KC-135, preparing to refuel a KC-10 from Travis Air Force Base April 9, 2013.  (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Emily Hulse/Released)
Staff Sgt. Joe Davis does the weather forecast live on April 10, 2013.  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 the month, Davis works in front of the camera as a co-host of Park City Television's "Mountain Morning Show."  (U.S. Air Force Photo by SMSgt Gary Rhin/Released)
Firefighters with the 151st Air Refueling Wing participate in a confined space emergency rescue exercise April 11, 2013.  A mannequin lowered into a manhole served as a victim that Staff Sgt. Leo Jensen and Staff Sgt. Thomas Beck rescued.  Training exercises like this occur annually, allowing Guardsmen the chance to keep their abilities up to date, and to be prepared for any emergency.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by A1C Emily Hulse/Released)
SSgt. Joe Davis speaks to Kathy Clark on camera April 10, 2013.  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 the month, Davis works in front of the camera as a co-host of Park City Television's "Mountain Morning Show."  (U.S. Air Force Photo by A1C Emily Hulse/Released)
Staff Sgt. Joe Davis co-hosts the morning show April 10, 2013.  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 the month, Davis works in front of the camera as a co-host of Park City Television's "Mountain Morning Show."  (U.S. Air Force Photo by A1C Emily Hulse/Released)
A KC-135 with the Utah Air National Guard 151st Air Refueling Wing refuels a KC-10 from Travis Air Force Base April 9, 2013.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by A1C Emily Hulse/Released)
A KC-10 from Travis Air Force Base approaches a KC-135 with the Utah Air National Guard 151st Air Refueling Wing April 9, 2013.(U.S. Air Force Photo by A1C Emily Hulse/Released)
The Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard, Maj. Gen. Jefferson S. Burton, and State Command Chief Master Sergeant Denise Rager exchanged salutes during Rager's retirement ceremony at the Utah Air National Guard base, April 6, 2013. After 27 years of dedicated military service, Rager formally retired as the top enlisted service member in the Utah Air Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary Rihn)(RELEASED)
Chief Master Sgt. Michael Edwards accepted the sword from the Director of the Utah National Guard's Joint Staff, Brig. Gen. Kenneth L. Gammon, and assumed position as the new State Command Chief of the Utah Air National Guard during a ceremony at the Utah ANG base, April 6. In the passing-of-the-sword ceremony, the sword represents the duties and responsibilities of the State Command Chief Position. Edwards was formerly the State Human Resources Advisor and assumed position from State Command Chief Master Sergeant Denise Rager, who formally retired immediately after the passing-of-the-sword ceremony. Edwards is now the top enlisted service member in the Utah Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary Rihn)(RELEASED)
Relinquishing her position as the top enlisted service member in the Utah Air National Guard, State Command Chief Master Sgt. Denise Rager passes the sword to the Director of the Utah National Guard's Joint Staff, Brig. Gen. Kenneth L. Gammon, during a ceremony at the Utah ANG base, April 6. In the passing-of-the-sword ceremony, the sword represents the duties and responsibilities of the State Command Chief Position. Chief Master Sgt. Michael Edwards then assumed position as the new State Command Chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary Rihn)(RELEASED)
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.
Major General Jefferson S. Burton awards Tech Sgt. Mike Paletta the Utah Cross April 6.  Paletta, a Utah Air National Guardsman from the 151st Security Forces Squadron, was awarded the medal for heroism, distinguishing himself by performing CPR to save the life of a driver who had suffered a heart attack.
Master Sergeant Vince Tanner, from the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron, posed with Brig. Gen. David Fountain, the Assistant Adjutant General for Air, after receiving the Bronze Star medal. For deployment achievements supporting Operation Enduring Freedom during 2011 and 2012, two Bronze Stars and 28 additional medals were awarded to 18 members of the 130 EIS during a ceremony at the Utah Air National Guard Base Jan. 6. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall)(RELEASED)
Members of the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron pose with their commander, Lt. Col. Kevin Tobias during an awards ceremony at the Utah Air National Guard Base Jan. 6. During the ceremony, 18 members of the 130th EIS were awarded two Bronze Star medals, 11 Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, two Air Force Achievement Medals (first oak leaf cluster) and 12 United States Afghanistan Campaign Medals for deployment achievements supporting Operation Enduring Freedom during 2011 and 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall)(RELEASED)
Master Sergeant Scott Prows, from the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron, posed with Brig. Gen. David Fountain, the Assistant Adjutant General for Air, after receiving the Bronze Star medal. For deployment achievements supporting Operation Enduring Freedom during 2011 and 2012, two Bronze Stars and 28 additional medals were awarded to 18 members of the 130 EIS during a ceremony at the Utah Air National Guard Base Jan. 6. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall)(RELEASED)
Five Utah Air National Guard members received Airman of the Year awards during a surprise awards banquet at Hill Air Force Base, Jan. 4. The 2012 award recipients are as follows. Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Rebecca Bagley, 130th Engineering & Installation Squadron. Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Staff Sgt. Alisa Stanley, 151st Comptroller Flight.
Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Master Sgt. Mitchell Hooper, 151st Security Forces Squadron. First Sgt. of the Year: 1st Sgt. Vallaree McArthur, 151st Maintenance Squadron. Honor Guard Member of the Year: Airman 1st Class Colton Elliott, 151st Force Support Squadron. (Air Force photo by TSgt Kelly K. Collett. RELEASED)
The Utah Air National Guard commemorated Women's History Month on base, March 3, with a presentation by the Vice Wing Commander. The presentation included personal advice from several senior officers and enlisted women who worked their way to the top of the ranks within the Utah ANG. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of the Utah Air National Guard)(RELEASED)
The Utah Air National Guard commemorated Women's History Month on base, March 3, with a presentation by the Vice Wing Commander. The presentation included personal advice from several senior officers and enlisted women who worked their way to the top of the ranks within the Utah ANG. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of the Utah Air National Guard)(RELEASED)
The Utah Air National Guard commemorated Women's History Month on base, March 3, with a presentation by the Vice Wing Commander. The presentation included personal advice from several senior officers and enlisted women who worked their way to the top of the ranks within the Utah ANG. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of the Utah Air National Guard)(RELEASED)
The keynote speaker at the Utah Air National Guard's Women's History Month celebration, Col. Christine Burckle, poses with some audience members after her presentation on base, March 3. In her presentation, Burckle highlighted women's roles throughout military history and offered advice to women who currently serve. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall)(RELEASED)
The Utah Air National Guard commemorated Women's History Month on base, March 3, with a presentation by the Vice Wing Commander. The presentation included personal advice from several senior officers and enlisted women who worked their way to the top of the ranks within the Utah ANG. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of the Utah Air National Guard)(RELEASED)
The Utah Air National Guard commemorated Women's History Month on base, March 3, with a presentation by the Vice Wing Commander, Col. Christine Burckle. In her presentation, Burckle highlighted women's roles throughout military history and offered advice to women who currently serve. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of the Utah Air National Guard)(RELEASED)
The Utah Air National Guard commemorated Women's History Month on base, March 3, with a presentation by the Vice Wing Commander. The presentation included personal advice from several senior officers and enlisted women who worked their way to the top of the ranks within the Utah ANG. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of the Utah Air National Guard)(RELEASED)
Sharlene Wells-Hawkes delivered a motivational speech to Guardmembers during the 5th Annual Interfaith Devotional at the Utah Air National Guard Base Feb. 10. During her speech, “Building and Sustaining Faith,” Hawkes illustrated the similarities between faith and military training. Among her many accomplishments, Hawkes is a motivational speaker, published author, former sports reporter and former Miss America 1985. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lillian Harnden)(RELEASED)
Over 100 Guard members listened to a motivational speech by former Miss America 1985, Sharlene Wells-Hawkes, during the 5th Annual Interfaith Devotional at the Utah Air National Guard Base Feb. 10. During her speech, “Building and Sustaining Faith,” Hawkes illustrated the similarities between faith and military training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lillian Harnden)(RELEASED)
Sharlene Wells-Hawkes interacted with Guardmembers after delivering a motivational speech during the 5th Annual Interfaith Devotional at the Utah Air National Guard Base Feb. 10. During her speech, “Building and Sustaining Faith,” Hawkes illustrated the similarities between faith and military training. Among her many accomplishments, Hawkes is a motivational speaker, published author, former sports reporter and former Miss America 1985. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly Collett)(RELEASED)
Lt. Col. Cecilia Nackowski spoke to an audience of family members and colleagues during her retirement ceremony at the Utah Air National Guard Base. Dec. 2. Nackowski formally retired after 35 years of military service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Wayne Lee)(RELEASED)
Chief Master Sgt. Steve Schiele presents a shadow box to Lt. Col. Cecilia Nackowski during her retirement ceremony at the Utah Air National Guard Base Dec. 2. Nackowski formally retired after 35 years of military service.(U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Wayne Lee)(RELEASED)
Brig. Gen. Kenneth Gammon presented the Meritorious Service Award to Lt. Col. Cecilia Nackowski during her retirement ceremony at the Utah Air National Guard Base Dec. 2. Nackowski formally retired after 35 years of military service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Wayne Lee)(RELEASED)
Master Sgt. James E. Pepin awarded the Noncommissioned Officer Academy's distinguished graduate award to Utah Air National Guard member Tech. Sgt. Harry Grow at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn. on Dec. 12. The distinguished graduate award is presented to students in the top ten percent of the class. It is based on objective and performance evaluations, demonstrated leadership, and performance as a team player. (Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kurt Skoglund/Released)
Thirteen members of the Utah Air National Guard graduated from the Noncommissioned Officer Academy at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn. on Dec. 12. Front row (left to right): Technical Sergeants Ricky Carrillo, Dusty Littleford, John Stroh, Adam Baker, Robert Petersen and Jarod Rich. Back row (left to right): Technical Sergeants Harry Grow, Kevin Gowers, Daniel Dominguez, David Bauer, Corey McCumber, Will Paetsch and Jeffrey Uberti. To graduate these Guardmembers attended a 13-week class at the Utah ANG base, then completed two additional weeks of training at McGhee Tyson ANG. (Air Force photo courtesy of Senior Master Sgt. Jay Rose/Released)
Col. Samuel Ramsay, Col. Paul Byrd and Lt. Col. Kevin Windsor stand at attention during a change-of-command ceremony at the Utah Air National Guard base Dec. 2. During the ceremony officiated by Ramsay, the wing commander, Byrd relinquished command of the 151st Medical Group and Windsor assumed command. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of Dee Brady)(RELEASED)
Family and friends waited to welcome home Senior Airman Cody Hard as he returned from deployment at the Salt Lake City International Airport, Nov. 16. Hard and eleven other members of the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron served a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom throughout several forward operating bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy Staff Sgt. Ashlee Hood)(RELEASED)
Master Sgt. Vincent Tanner greeted his wife, Roshell, as he returned from deployment at the Salt Lake City International Airport, Nov. 16. Tanner and eleven other members of the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron served a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom throughout several forward operating bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Harnden)(RELEASED)
Master Sgt. Greg Taylor, posed with his family as he returned from deployment at the Salt Lake City International Airport, Nov. 16. Taylor and eleven other members of the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron served a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom throughout several forward operating bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Davis)(RELEASED)
Senior Airman Cody Hard talked with a camera crew from a local news station after he returned from deployment at the Salt Lake City International Airport, Nov. 16. Hard and eleven other members of the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron served a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom throughout several forward operating bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Davis)(RELEASED)
Senior Airman Dave Santistevan's young daughter embraced him after he returned from deployment at the Salt Lake City International Airport, Nov. 16. Santistevan and eleven other members of the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron served a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom throughout several forward operating bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Davis)(RELEASED)
Twelve members of the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron posed for a group photo as they returned from deployment at the Salt Lake City International Airport, Nov. 16. The returning Guard members served a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom throughout several forward operating bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Harnden)(RELEASED)
The three sons of Staff Sgt. Christian Ward waited to welcome home their dad as he returned from deployment at the Salt Lake City International Airport, Nov. 16. Ward and eleven other members of the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron served a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom throughout several forward operating bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Harnden)(RELEASED)
Senior Airman Dave Santistevan greeted his wife, Tiffany, and asked his young daughter for a hug after he returned from deployment at the Salt Lake City International Airport, Nov. 16. Santistevan and eleven other members of the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron served a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom throughout several forward operating bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Davis)(RELEASED)
Kenley, the daughter of Master Sgt. Greg Taylor, waited to welcome home her dad as he returned from deployment at the Salt Lake City International Airport, Nov. 16. Taylor and eleven other members of the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron served a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom throughout several forward operating bases in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Harnden)(RELEASED)
Leah Tarrant conducts "America, the Dream Goes On" with the 23rd Army Band and a 600-voice combined choir from Granite School District high schools. The production was part of the Utah National Guard's 57th annual Veterans Day concert at the University of Utah's Jon M. Huntsman Center, Nov. 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Harnden)(RELEASED)
Col. Hank McIntire, the Utah National Guard's state public affairs officer, performs as the Master of Ceremonies during the 57th annual Veterans Day concert at the University of Utah's Jon M. Huntsman Center, on Nov. 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Harnden)(RELEASED)
Guest speaker Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton, the Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard, addressed the audience during the 57th annual Veterans Day concert at the University of Utah's Jon M. Huntsman Center, on Nov. 10. Burton dedicated the night's performance to veterans who served in the past, and to veterans who are currently in harm's way. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Harnden)(RELEASED)
The Utah National Guard's 23rd Army Band and a 600-voice combined choir from Granite School District high schools performs at the Utah National Guard's 57th annual Veterans Day concert at the University of Utah's Jon M. Huntsman Center, Nov. 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Harnden)(RELEASED)
Retired Maj. Gen. Brian Tarbet, the former adjutant general of the Utah National Guard, was awarded the Veterans Service Award by Zions Bank for his lifetime of service and support of military veterans during the 57th annual Veterans Day concert at the University of Utah's Jon M. Huntsman Center, on Nov. 10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Harnden)(RELEASED)
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Denny Saunders takes a bow after conducting the opening number, "The Footlifter," during the Utah National Guard's 57th annual Veterans Day concert at the University of Utah's Jon M. Huntsman Center, Nov. 10. Saunders led the Utah National Guard's 23rd Army Band and a 600-voice combined choir from Granite School District high schools through several numbers during the evening event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Harnden)(RELEASED)
Tech Sgt. Mike Paletta, a Utah Air National Guardsman from the 151st Security Forces Squadron, poses with his wife Debbie at the Salt Lake City Fire Department's 2012 Awards Banquet Nov. 3. Paletta was awarded a Citizen Service Citation for performing CPR to save the life of a driver who had suffered a heart attack Jan. 26. In his civilian career, Paletta is an investigator for the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of Mike Paletta)
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Chief  Master Sergeant Douglas C. Parry poses for his official photo. Parry is the Wing Command Chief for the 151st Air Refueling Wing Salt Lake City  Utah Air National Guard. He represents the highest level of enlisted leadership for the Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of Tech Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall)(RELEASED)
Utah Air National Guard members pose for a Community College of the Air Force graduation photo with UT ANG commanders, Col. Samuel Ramsay, Col. David Osborne, Lt. Col. Matthew Bolduc and Lt. Col. Corey Love at Hill Air Force Base, Utah on October 9. UT ANG members who graduated with the CCAF's October 2012 class include: Senior Master Sgt. Burke Baker, Master Sgt. Robert Bean, 2nd Lt. Amy Bocage, Senior Airman Jeremy Branham, Senior Airman Jennifer Eagle, Staff Sgt. Adam Elsmore, Staff Sgt. Adam Gatherum, Tech. Sgt. Kevin Gowers, Staff Sgt. Travis Grimes, Master Sgt. Guy Hood, Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Hope, Staff Sgt. Mary Huggins, Master Sgt. Lisa Jensen, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Johnson, Senior Airman Tyson Mayfield, Tech. Sgt. Brandon Moses, 2nd Lt. Brian Moss, Senior Master Sgt. Kenny Pena, Staff Sgt. Jaime Phair, Staff Sgt. Brandon Phelps, Master Sgt. Gary Rihn, Senior Master Sgt. Jay Rose, Master Sgt. Perry States and Senior Master Sgt. Merlin Tomshack. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of Master Sgt. Julie Nuccitelli)(RELEASED)
The Utah National Guard hosts the Children?s Christmas Party at the
Utah Air National Guard base scheduled for December 08. Open to all Utah Army and Air National Guard service members, employees, and their families only. Free Event. (U.S. Air Force Photo courtesy of Jill Lukes)
1st Lt. Brian Herrscher, 130th Engineering Installation Squadron, poses for a photo with his family at the Salt Lake City International Airport after returning from a six-month deployment to the Middle East on Sunday Oct. 21, 2012. Herrscher, along with 13 others from the 130th EIS were deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
Brig. Gen. Jefferson Burton welcomes 1st Lt. Brian Herrscher, 130th Engineering Installation Squadron, as he arrives home from a six-month deployment to the Middle East at the Salt Lake City International Airport on Sunday Oct. 21, 2012. Herrscher, along with 13 others from the 130th EIS were deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
1st Lt. Brian Herrscher, 130th Engineering Installation Squadron, greets his daughter at the Salt Lake City International Airport after returning from a six-month deployment to the Middle East on Sunday Oct. 21, 2012. Herrscher, along with 13 others from the 130th EIS were deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
The Academy of Military Science Class 0-2013-1, including five members of the UTANG, graduated October 5, 2012.  UTANG members from left to right, Steven R. Dillingham, 101st Information Operations Flight Public Affairs Officer; Brian S. Moss, 151st Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Officer; Amy C. Bocage, 151st Communications Flight Commander; Dustin J. Williams, 191 Air Refueling Squadron Intelligence Analyst Officer; Adam C. Barley, 130th Engineering Installation Squadron Support Operations Officer.
The Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard, Jefferson S. Burton (left), Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Maj. Gen. Brian Tarbet and Command Sgt. Maj. Micheal Miller pose by the newly dedicated monumet to Tarbet on the occasion of his retirement from service as the Utah Adjutant General at Camp Williams Utah, Sept. 28 2012. (Air Force Photo by TSgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
Bishop John Wester of the Utah Catholic Diocese speaks at the 4th annual interfaith devotional at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City, July 15, 2012. (U.S. Air Force Photo by MSgt. Gary Rihn/Released)
Maj. Gen. Brian Tarbet, the Adjutant General for Utah, administers the oath of office to newly promoted Brig. Gen. Kenneth L. Gammon, Chief of Staff, Utah Joint Force Headquarters Air, on July 14, 2012, at the Utah Air Guard base in Salt Lake City, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn)(Released)
Brig. Gen. Kenneth L. Gammon, Chief of Staff, Utah Joint Force Headquarters Air, has his new rank pinned on by his son Kyle and daughter Gabriella, at his promotion ceremony at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City, on July 14, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacolletti-Stegall)(Released)
Brig. Gen. David Fountain hands the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron Guidon to Lt. Col. Kevin Tobias during the change of command ceremonyfor the 130th. Lt. Col. Tobias took command of the 130th at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City Utah on June 2 2012. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
SSgt. Tim Smith looks on as MSgt. Ron Ford sells cookies at the 151st Air Refueling Wing's 2012 Airman Appreciation day at the Utah Air National Guard base in Salt Lake City Utah, June 2, 2012. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
Rachel Hoferitza sings the national anthem at the opening ceremony of the 151st Air Refueling Wing's 2012 Airman Appreciation Day at the Utah Air National Guard base in Salt Lake City, June 2 2012.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
Staff Sgt. Bryan Scharman and Senior Airman David Owen perform buddy checks during the 151st Air Refueling Wing Ability To Survive and Operate (ATSO) inspection May 5-6, 2012.  The 151 ARW was given an overall Excellent and Mission Ready rating.  Col. Samuel H. Ramsay, 151 ARW Commander, said members worked hard to earn such a good rating.  

"I couldn't be prouder of this unit right now," he said.  "This inspection went so well because of everyone's confidence.  We are in the best position going into the next fiscal year."  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Colonel (ret) Ray Bachillar provides a tour of the Fisher House in Salt Lake City, Utah, to members of the Utah Air Guard Chief's Council on May 4, 2012. The Fisher House provides housing for family members of veterans receiving health care at the nearby Veterans Administration hospital.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sergeant Gary J. Rihn)
U.S. Marine Corps Colonel (ret) Ray Bachillar provides a tour of the Fisher House in Salt Lake City, Utah, to members of the Utah Air Guard Chief's Council on May 4, 2012. The Fisher House provides housing for family members of veterans receiving health care at the nearby Veterans Administration hospital.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sergeant Gary J. Rihn)
U.S. Army, Major General Brian Tarbet, The Adjutant General for the Utah National Guard, talks to an ear specialist at a clinic near Agadir, Morocco, on April 15, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sergeant Gary J. Rihn/Released)
U.S. Army Major General Brian Tarbet, The Adjutant General for the Utah National Guard, meets with La Medicin General de Brigade Mohammed Brouk, the chief of medical services for the Morocco military, in Rabat, Morocco to discuss Task Force African Lion, on April 11, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sergeant Gary J. Rihn/Released)
Lt. Col. Lisa Berente, a KC-135 pilot and Chief of Safety for the 151st Air Refueling Wing, poses in front of a KC-135.  Berente was recently featured in "Military Fly Moms," a coffee table book featuring military pilots who are also mothers.  (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)
U.S. Air Force Senior MSgt. Douglas Bills and Staff Sgt. Ted Hubbard inspect each other's equipment during an Operational Readiness Exercise April 14, 2012, at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City, Utah. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
U.S. Air Force fire fighters from the 151st CES/CEF coordinate the search of a smoke filled room for an Operational Readiness Excercise April 14, 2012, at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City, Utah. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
Members of the 151st Air Refueling Wing Medical Group don their hazardous material suits for training during the Great Utah Shakeout earthquake drill April 17, 2012, at Camp Williams, Utah.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Bruce Dyson and Sgt. 1st Class Eric Huntsman of the 19th Special Forces, Utah National Guard, set up satellite communication in support of the Great Utah Shakeout earthquake drill April 17, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
A Utah Air National Guard KC-135 refuels an F-16 from the 419th Fighter Wing over the Utah desert on March 8.  The KC-135 from the 151st Air Refueling Wing refueled seven Utah fighter jets during their training mission.  U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Krista DeAngelis. (Released)
Utah Air National Guard recruiters Senior Master Sgt. Wayne Ormond (left) and Tech. Sgt. Spencer McWhorter work to find new recruits and create awareness of the ANG at the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix at the Canyons Resort in Park City on Feb. 10, 2012. U.S. Air Force courtesy photo by Jake Ingle. (Released)
Col. Jack Wall, 151st Mission Support Group commander, passes the 151st Civil Engineer Squadron flag to unit’s incoming commander, Maj. Gene Buckner, during the change of command ceremony at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt lake City, Utah, 3 March, 2012. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
Col. Jack Wall, 151st Mission Support Group commander, accepts the 151st Civil Engineering Squadron guidon from Lt. Col. Anthony Faaborg as he relinquishes command of the 151st CES during the change of command ceremony at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt lake City, Utah, March 3. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
U.S. Air Force website, http://www.151arw.ang.af.mil image taken on March 4, 2012. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
Master Sgt. Kevin Bullivant, 151st Civil Engineer Squadron, and his girlfriend Kathy Blanchard pose with the U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta at a White House dinner hosted by President and Mrs. Obama on Feb. 29, 2012. More than 70 service members who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and/or Operation New Dawn and families were recognized at the event entitled, "A Nation's Gratitude Dinner.”  Bullivant was an explosive ordinance disposal specialist who received two Bronze Stars in Iraq, and was also submitted for a Purple Heart. Bullivant was one of two Air National Guard members recognized at the event.  (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo/Released)
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Cody Mosher analyzes client systems for quality assurance from his desk from the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City Utah, 3 Mar 2012. (U.S. Air Force Phot by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
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Tech. Sgt. Sebastian Rodriguez, 151st Medical Group, provides instruction in Self Aid Buddy Care to members of the 151st Air Refueling Wing on Feb. 4, 2012.  The training is in preparation for the wing's upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection in May. (U.S. Air Force Photo by SSgt Michael Madsen/Released)
Tech. Sgt. Brenda Recksiek, 151st Logistics Readiness Squadron, demonstrates the proper way to decontaminate her overboots as part of an Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) exercise Feb. 4, 2012. Recksiek is wearing MOPP 4 protective gear in preparation for the 151st Air Refueling Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection in May.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Madsen/Released)
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Skippy Littlefield and Chief Master Sgt. Douglas Whitney of the 169th Intelligence Squadron install a communications antenna on top of a C-130 while Ryan Moncur of Lockheed Martin observes at the Utah Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City Utah, January 11, 2012. The 169th Intelligence squadron is outfitting the C-130 for an upcoming AFRICOM deployment.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by TSgt Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
Staff Sgt. Brad Taylor, an aircraft repair specialist with the 151st Air Refueling Wing, aligns the landing gear assembly with its mating point on a KC-135 refueling aircraft at the Utah Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah on Jan. 11, 2012. (U.S. Air Force Photo by TSgt Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
Tech. Sgt. Robert McFadden, 151st Air Refueling Wing, and Staff Sgt. Seth Mayer, Utah Air National Guard recruiter, help set up a Jacobs Ladder in the base gym at the Utah ANG base in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 11, 2012. McFadden and Mayer are part of a team in charge of moving the gym equipment from the old base gym to the new location in the new fire station building on the base.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
U.S. Air Force Col. Kelvin G. Findlay displays a shadowbox given to him at his retirement ceremony at the Utah Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 7, 2012. Findlay served for 32 years in the Utah Air National Guard before retiring from military service. (U.S. Air Force Photo by TSgt Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall/Released)
Brig. Gen. David Fountain hosted a morning breakfast briefing for nine retired general officers of the Utah Air National Guard on base January 5. Combined the generals represent hundreds of years of collective command experience. Their experience and insights of the past help the Utah ANG face the challenges of the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sgt. Kelly K. Collett)(RELEASED)
CENTERVILLE, Utah - A member of the Utah National Guard helps with clean-up efforts from a wind storm in Davis County, Utah on Dec. 4, 2011.  Utah Governor Gary Herbert activated approximately 200 members of the Guard to assist local authorities with the clean-up, and to prepare for an upcoming storm.  More than 25 heavy equipment vehicles were also dispatched to assist with the efforts. U.S. Army photo by 1LT Ryan Sutherland (RELEASED).
CENTERVILLE, Utah - Members of the Utah Army and Air National Guard assist with clean-up efforts from a wind storm in Davis County, Utah on Dec. 4, 2011.  Utah Governor Gary Herbert activated approximately 200 members of the Guard to assist local authorities with emergency response clean-up, and to prepare for an upcoming storm.  More than 25 heavy equipment vehicles were also dispatched to assist with the efforts. U.S. Army photo by 1LT Ryan Sutherland (RELEASED).
Major General Brian L. Tarbet, Utah National Guard Adjutant General, passes the colors to the incoming Assistant Adjutant General for the Utah Air National Guard, Brigadier General David R. Fountain.  During the change-of-command ceremony, Brig. Gen. Wayne E. Lee officially relinquished command as Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Joint Force Headquarters Utah National Guard, to Brig. Gen. David R. Fountain.(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly K. Collett)(RELEASED)
Brig. Gen. Wayne E. Lee, Assistant Adjutant General for Air, retired December 3 following a Change of Command ceremony for the Utah Air National Guard State Headquarters.  His wife, Tweet, concluded the ceremony by giving him a new mission "Code Name:  Honey-do." (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly K. Collett)(RELEASED)
Senior Master Sgt. Dwight Christensen, 151st Air Refueling Wing first sergeant, poses for an official photo before his deployment to Iraq. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly Collett (RELEASED)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Andie Cook, Physicians Assistant, 151st Medical Group, stabilizes an injured patient during a training exercise at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City Utah, Oct 5, 2011. Lt. Cook is participating in the Expeditionary Medical Support exercise, a certification review field exercise which prepares medical personnel for deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall)(RELEASED)
Brig. Gen. Wayne E. Lee presents the Legion of Merit award in honor of the late Col. Bruce C. Evans to his wife, Mrs. Connie Evans, and his son, 1st Lt. Benjamin Evans.  Colonel Evans was awarded the Legion of Merit posthumously for exceptionally meritorious conduct as the state staff Judge Advocate with the Utah Air National Guard Headquarters. (Air Force photo by TSgt Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall)
Colonel Samuel H. Ramsey, 151st ARW Wing Commander, leads the Air National Guard units during the Annual Governor's Day Parade Sept. 17.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sergean Kelly K. Collett)(RELEASED)
Governor Gary R. Herbert and Major General Brian L. Tarbet inspect the Utah National Guard troops during the Governor's Day parade Sept. 17.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sergean Kelly K. Collett)(RELEASED)
SSgt. Ashley Schofield is handed chemical overboots while processing through a simulated deployment mobility line as part of the weekend's Double Whammy Exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Lillian Harnden)
Cargo is moved through the Cargo Deployment Function during the night shift August 5, 2011.  As part of Exercise Double Whammy, operations ran through the night to simulate a real-world deployment situation. (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Emily Hulse)
More than 160 Airmen and 100 short tons of cargo are positioned on the Utah Air National Guard Base flightline August 7 as part of Exercise Double Whammy.  The exercise tested the wing's ability to process and deploy personnel and cargo in the event of an attack on the homeland.  (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Kelly Collett)
Delegates and counselors at Freedom Academy took a tour of the state Capitol building as part of Freedom Academy.  Students learned about the state legislature and being a government leader. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Hulse)
Delegates unfold the flag during a flag retirement ceremony during Freedom Academy at Camp Williams.  High school students from across the state get the opportunity to spend a week learning about freedoms and opportunities they have. (U.S. Army photo by Private 1st Class Ariel J. Solomon)
Air Force Staff Sgt. Seth Mayer helps fold the flag after a flag ceremony held during Freedom Academy.  Each morning, students participated in raising the flag and reciting the pledge of allegience as they spent the week learning more about the meaning of freedom.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Shana Hutchins)
An F-16C flies eastbound over the United States on its way to its new home in the Kingdom of Morocco July 30, 2011. Morocco recently purchased 24 F-16s from the United States at an estimated cost of $2.1 billion. Airmen from the Utah, Arizona and South Carolina Air National Guard helped deliver the first ferry of four fighter aircraft to their new overseas location. U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Krista DeAngelis (RELEASED)
A Utah Air National Guard KC-135 prepares to refuel an F-16C headed to the Kingdom of Morocco July 30, 2011. Morocco recently purchased 24 F-16s from the United States at an estimated cost of $2.1 billion. Airmen from the Utah, Arizona and South Carolina Air National Guard helped deliver the first ferry of four fighter aircraft to their new overseas location. U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Krista DeAngelis (RELEASED)
Four F-16s head to the Kingdom of Morocco as part of the first ferry of aircraft to be delivered to the country. Morocco recently purchased 24 F-16s (Block 52 Models) from the United States at an estimated cost of $2.1 billion. Airmen from the Utah, Arizona and South Carolina Air National Guard helped deliver the first fighter aircraft to their new overseas location. U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Krista DeAngelis (RELEASED)
1st Lt.Dave Palmer, a KC-135 co-pilot with the Utah Air National Guard, runs through his checklist in preparation for an air refueling mission July 30, 2011. The mission included refueling four F-16s headed to their new home in the Kingdom of Morocco. Morocco recently purchased 24 F-16s from the United States at an estimated cost of $2.1 billion. Airmen from the Utah, Arizona and South Carolina Air National Guard helped deliver the first ferry of fighter aircraft to their new overseas location. U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Krista DeAngelis (RELEASED)
Master Sgt. Dave Hudson, a KC-135 boom operator with the Utah Air National Guard, prepares to refuel an F-16 headed to the Kingdom of Morocco July 30, 2011. Morocco recently purchased 24 F-16s from the United States at an estimated cost of $2.1 billion. Airmen from the Utah, Arizona and South Carolina Air National Guard helped deliver the first ferry of four fighter aircraft to their new overseas location. U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Krista DeAngelis (RELEASED)
Annika Hunt, the new director of psychological health for the 151st Air Refueling Wing, poses in her office with a coworker on June 12. The Utah Air National Guard recently hired a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker to support the mental health needs of Guard members and their families.
Lt. Col. Jack Wall, 151st Mission Support Group commander, is pinned to the rank of colonel during his promotion ceremony by Col. Samuel Ramsey, 151st Air Refueling Wing commander, and his wife Doreen. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall. (RELEASED)
Col. Samuel Ramsay, 151st Air Refueling Wing commander, takes the 151st Maintenance Group flag from outgoing commander Lt. Col Nate C. Nelson to present to the incoming commander, Lt. Col David P. Osborne, during a Change of Command ceremony May 15, 2011. Colonel Osborne took command of the 151st MXG and its approximately 350 Airmen. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Stegall (Released)
Staff Sgt. Ryan Demille, 151st Security Forces Squadron, Utah Air National Guard, poses in front of a C-17 on a flightline in Iraq. Sergeant Demille is on a six-month deployment to Iraq with the 151st SFS to assist airbase defensive forces in support of Operation New Dawn. U.S. courtesy photo (Released)
Tech. Sgt. Wilford Williams, 151st Security Forces Squadron, Utah Air National Guard, poses in front of a C-17 on a flightline in Iraq. Sergeant Williams is on a six-month deployment to Iraq with the 151st SFS to assist airbase defensive forces in support of Operation New Dawn. U.S. courtesy photo (Released)
The Utah National Guard J6 Chief Information Officer, Col. Greggory Cluff, and Maj. Ben Morris, the state emergency communications manager, pose with the award winner, Chief Master Sgt. Don Johnson. Chief Johnson, a cyber systems branch chief with the 151st Communications Flight, was recently awarded the Utah National Guard?s 2010 Communications Professional of the Year. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)
Spc. Allen Anderson from the 19th Special Forces Group, Utah National Guard, greets his son Ethan after returning from a year-long deployment to Iraq. More than 100 members of the unit returned to the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City on May 13, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Giacoletto-Stegall (RELEASED)
Master Sgt. Mark Rosewaren from the 109th Air Control Squadron, Utah Air National Guard, completes the Boston Marathon on April 18, 2011.  Sergeant Rosewaren finished the race in 3 hours and 29 minutes and placed 7,464th out of more than 27,000 runners. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy photo)
Members of the Utah Air National Guard's maintenance squadron strain to pull a KC-135 Stratotanker during Winter Wingman Day 2011 at the Utah Air National Guard base on March 12. Three teams, of 15 people each, compete against the clock to see which team can rope-pull a 120,000 pound Stratotanker, a distance of 40 feet, the fastest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Sterling Poulson)(RELEASED)
A television film crew from NBC's Biggest Loser document a tanker-pull competion during Winter Wingman Day 2011 at the Utah Air National Guard base on March 12. The crew shot several segments from the Winter Wingman Day events to use during an upsoming episode of the Biggest Loser, which is scheduled to air on April 5. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Sterling Poulson)(RELEASED)
Retired General Robert C. Oaks, former U. S. Air Forces in Europe commander and General Authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, speaks to Airmen of the 151 Air Refueling Wing at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake, on Sunday March 13. Gen. Oaks spoke to Guard members about the importance of spirituality and service as part of the unit's annual Devotional.(U. S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Stegall)(RELEASED)
Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman, former F-16 pilot and current motivational speaker, talks to Airmen of the 151st Air Refueling Wing March 12, 2011, in Salt Lake City, during their Winter Wingman Day. "Waldo" Waldman stressed the importance of the Wingman concept, and how important it is to look out for each other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sergeant Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
Members of the 151st Air Refueling Wing pull a KC-135 Stratotanker in a" Plane-Pull" competition as part of Winter Wingman Day, March 12, 2011, at the Utah Air National Guard base in Salt Lake City. Teams competed to see who could pull the 120,00+ pound aircraft over a 40 feet distance in the shortest time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
Current and former military members serving from World War II to present day stand in front of the Utah State Senate floor during Latino Appreciation Day Feb. 16, 2011, at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The Utah National Guard’s highest ranking Hispanic members Lt. Col Frances Marcus, and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Fabian Salazar, Utah National Guard, and Maj. Krista DeAngelis and Chief Master Sgt. Corey Quintana, Utah Air National Guard, were recognized during the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly Collett)(RELEASED)
Master Sgt. Phillip Mullins of the Inspector General team takes time to explain a question on the checklist to Master Sgt. Lisa Jensen, Tech. Sgt. Leo Taylor, and Staff Sgt. Bryan of the 151st Communications Flight during their Compliance Inspection on Feb. 26, 2011, at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sergeant Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
Tech. Sgt. Jared Richards of the 151st Air Refueling Wing?s Training and Education Office explains his programs to Senior Master Sgt. James Alling of the Inspector General Team during the wing's Compliance Inspection on Feb. 26, 2011, at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sergeant Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
Senior Airman Justin Lemon gets a last kiss from his wife and baby before boarding his flight at the Salt Lake City International airport on February 3, 2011. Airman Lemon is one of the 33 members with the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Security Forces Squadron who left for a six-month deployment to Iraq.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
Guardsmen from the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Security Forces Squadron wait in line to check their bags before boarding their flight. The 151st SFS left for a six-month deployment to Iraq, on February 3, 2011, from the Salt Lake City International airport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
Chief Master Sgt. Dandy Diddle, a certified instructor for the Utah Air National Guard's Drug Demand Reduction program, uses audiovisual information and an interactive approach to teach students at the Glendale Middle School on December 13,2010, about the damaging effects of drugs in the body and how to say no to them. The DDR program, a National Guard Bureau sponsored counterdrug program, also focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle, and getting students to think of ways they can find "natural highs." (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sergean Kelly K. Collett)(RELEASED)
Chief Master Sgt. Dandy Diddle, a certified instructor for the Utah Air National Guard's Drug Demand Reduction program, uses audiovisual information and an interactive approach to teach students at the Glendale Middle School on December 13, 2010, about the damaging effects of drugs in the body and how to say no to them. The DDR program, a National Guard Bureau sponsored counterdrug program, also focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle, and getting students to think of ways they can find "natural highs." (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sergean Kelly K. Collett)(RELEASED)
Brig. Gen. Wayne E. Lee, the Utah Assistant Adjutant General for Air, is pinned on by family members Joshua Lee, Rachel Hufstetter, Heather VanWagenen, Jade Lee, Tweet Lee and Tech. Sgt. Chester Lee during a promotion ceremony Jan. 8, 2011, at the Utah Air National Guard Base dining facility. In his comments following the pinning, General Lee mentioned he was humbled by the incredible faith and confidence bestowed upon him. He vowed the Utah ANG will continue to honorably meet its missions in the future. (USAF Photo by Capt. Wayne L. Lee)(Released).
Governor Gary R. Herbert, Utah's seventeenth governor, addresses the audience at his inaugurationon Jan. 3, 2011, at the State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City. Gov. Herbert made it a point to thank the Utah National Guard for all that they do in support of the state.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
Staff Sgt. Brian Koka and Sgt. 1st Class Brent Portwood of the Utah National Guard begin to clean up their artillery piece after firing a 19-gun salute at the inauguration of Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert on Jan. 3, 2011, at the State Capitol building in Salt Lake City.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
Tech. Sgt. Pascual Ramirez uses a forklift to remove old equipment from the 151st Air Refueling Wing's base gym in Salt Lake City, on Nov. 17, 2010. The base recently purchased $112,000 worth of new equipment to replace older eqipment, enhancing the ability of Airmen to maintain top physical conditioning.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
Staff Sgt. Jeff Uberti, 151st Logistics Readiness Squadron, works out on new gym equipment at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City, on Nov. 17, 2010. The base recently purchased $112,000 worth of new equipment to replace older equipment, enhancing the ability of Airmen to maintain top physical conditioning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
Maj. Gen. Brian Tarbet, Utah National Guard Adjutant General, speaks with the Airmen of the 151st Air Refueling Wing regarding the upcoming holiday season, the Wingman concept, and suicide prevention, on December 5, at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City. General Tarbet is on a statewide tour with his message, visiting every Utah National Guard location in the state. (U. S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
Capt. David Mulder is interviewed for a local TV station while he waits for his wife, Master Sgt. Cate Mulder, to arrive at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City, Utah, on November 18. Master Sgt. Mulder is a member of the 109th Air Control Squadron who spent six months deployed to Southeast Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
Tech. Sgt. Randon Beckstead kisses his wife after returning from a deployment to Southeast Asia, November 18, 2010, at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City. Sergeant Beckstead is a member of the 109th Air Control Squadron who was deployed for six months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
Tech. Sgt. Sterling Poulson, the Public Affairs Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge for Utah Air National Guard State Headquarters, gives a live weather report wearing his uniform during the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Sergeant Poulson is a traditional Air Guardsman as well as a local weatherman at KUTV 2News in Salt Lake City. U.S. Air Force courtesy photo (RELEASED).
Tech. Sgt. Sterling Poulson, the Public Affairs Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge for Utah Air National Guard State Headquarters, conducts the annual Armed Forces Day concert in 2003. Sergeant Poulson is a traditional Air Guardsman as well as a local weatherman at KUTV 2News in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sergeant Poulson has a strong interest in music, and he founded the Choral Arts Society of Utah in 1987. As the music director of this 100-voice choir, he collaborated several times with the Utah Guard's 23rd Army Band for events like the Armed Forces Day concert. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Pat Valdez RELEASED)
Lt. Col. Nathan Nelson, 151st Civil Engineering Squadron, Utah Air National Guard, receives a Bronze Star medal from Maj. Gen. Brian Tarbet, the Utah National Guard Adjutant General, at a ceremony on November 7. Colonel Nelson received the award for his distinguished service as the Facility Engineering Team Officer-in-Charge in Iraq from November 2009 through May 2010.(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt.  Kelly Collett)(RELEASED)
(Left to Right) Chief Master Sgt. Steven Schiele, Chief Master Sgt. Denise Rager, Master Sgt. Joan Cornell, Chief Master Sgt. Mike Edwards, and Chief Master Sgt. Kyle Dillingham, all of the 151st Air Refueling Wing Top Three Council, take a break from passing out candy at the Utah National Guard's annual Trunk or Treat event, held at Camp Williams, Utah, on Oct. 30, 2010. This year's event attracted hundreds of children along with their parents, despite cold rainy weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gary Rihn)(RELEASED)
Ruth Schiele, wife of Chief Master Sgt. Steven Schiele, 151st Air Refueling Wing Chief's Council, passes out candy at the annual Utah National Guard Trunk or Treat event, held at Camp Williams, Utah, on Oct. 30, 2010. This year's event attracted hundreds of children along with their parents, despite cold rainy weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gary Rihn)(RELEASED)
The body of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew G. Wagstaff arrives at the Utah Air National Guard base in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 3, 2010. CW3 Wagstaff was a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot who died in Afghanistan September 21. He was serving on his third deployment at the time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sergeant Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
The family of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew G. Wagstaff hugs near his casket shortly after his remains arrived at the Utah Air National Guard base in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 3, 2010. CW3 Wagstaff was a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot who died in Afghanistan September 21. He was serving on his third deployment at the time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sergeant Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
Senior Airman Adrian Hamilton, 151st Logistics Readiness Squadron, watches and listens closely as Staff Sergeant Shawn Davies, 151st LRS, shows him the proper way to conduct a Post Attack Reconnaissance using M9 Chemical Agent Detection Paper during an Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) exercise conducted October 2, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly K. Collett)(RELEASED)
Exercise Evaluation Team member Senior Master Sgt. Allan Martineau critiques Staff Sgt. Shawn Davies, 151st Logistics Readiness Squadron, on his response as a Post Attack Reconnaissance (PAR) team member to a contaminated area during an Ability To Survive and Operate (ATSO) exercise at the Utah Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City, Utah.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly K. Collett)(RELEASED)
Chief Master Sgt. Barry L. Vance of the 151st Maintenance Squadron works in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and gives directions over the phone to local units responding to the Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) exercise conducted October 2, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly K. Collett)(RELEASED)
Col. Kenneth Gammon,151st Air Refueling Wing, Vice Wing Commander (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sergeant Emily Thompson)(RELEASED)
CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah - Students salute the flag as it is being raised at a flag ceremony during the Utah National Guard's Freedom Academy 2010.  Students learned the importance of the flag in regards to their freedom during the week-long leadership retreat.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Hulse)
Members of the Utah National Guard gather in formation for review by Utah governor Gary Herbert and Utah?s Adjutant General, Major General Brian Tarbet, at the annual Governor?s Day festivities in Salt Lake City, Utah, September 18, 2010. Governor?s Day brings together Air and Army Guard from the entire state of Utah, for a day of celebrating the state?s military readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Emily Hulse)RELEASED)
Members of the 151st Air Refueling Wing pass in formation for review by Utah governor Gary Herbert and  the Utah Adjutant General, Major General Brian Tarbet, at the annual Governor?s Day festivities in Salt Lake City, Utah, September 18,2010. Governor?s Day brings together Air and Army Guard members from around the state. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sergeant Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
Lt. Col. Anthony Faaborg assumes command of the 151st Civil Engineer Squadron during a Change of Command ceremony held Sept. 19, 2010.  Lt. Col. Jack Wall relinquished command to Colonel Faaborg to assume command of the 151st Mission Support Group.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sgt. Emily Monson)
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Eric Henderson, 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, explains refueling operations during an interview after a refueling mission in support in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 8, 2010. Sergeant Henderson is deployed from the 151st Air Refueling Wing with the Utah Air National Guard. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Harris, U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs)
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Major General Brian Tarbet, Adjutant General for the Utah National Guard, passes the flag to Colonel Wayne Lee, who assumed command as the Assistant Adjutant General of the Utah Air National Guard in a ceremony on July 10, 2010, at the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Salt Lake City. (U.S. Air Force photo by MSgt Gary J. Rihn)
Colonel Samuel Ramsay III makes his first speech as the new commander of the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard, in a ceremony on July 10,2010, in Salt Lake City. (U.S. Air Force photo by MSgt Gary J. Rihn)
Major General Brian Tarbet, Adjutant General for the Utah National Guard, passes the flag to Colonel Wayne Lee, who assumed command as the Assistant Adjutant General of the Utah Air National Guard in a ceremony on July 10, 2010, at the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Salt Lake City. (U.S. Air Force photo by MSgt Gary J. Rihn)
A retirement ceremony was held on the Utah Air National Guard base for General David M. Hooper and Chief Robert A. Hill July 10. General David M. Hooper and Chief Robert A. Hill both served in the military for 32 years.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emily Monson)
A retirement ceremony was held on the Utah Air National Guard base for General David M. Hooper and Chief Robert A. Hill July 10. General David M. Hooper and Chief Robert A. Hill both served in the military for 32 years.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emily Monson)
Master Sergeant Douglas Amadio coaches members of the 130th EIS through a self aid and buddy care scenario during the unit's ORE in June. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Hoferitza)
Members of the 130th EIS climb a telephone pole to set up an antenna during the unit's ORE in preparation for their upcoming UCI in May.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Hoferitza)
Six Airmen from the 151st Air Refueling Wing were awarded Utah Air National Guard Airmen of the Year 2009 during a ceremony on base May 2, 2010. The Airmen were recognized for their outstanding performance in their work, for going above and beyond the regular duties assigned to them, and for their services within the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emily Monson)
Eighteen members of the Utah Air National Guard received their Community College of the Air Force Degrees during a graduation ceremony on base May 2. Graduates earned their degrees by fulfilling all training and educational credits required for their jobs.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emily Monson)
Staff Sgt. Jason Butterfield, an intelligence analyst with the 151st Operations Group Intelligence, in recovery February 2009 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Sergeant Butterfield suffered a left wrist and hand injury when riding in the turret of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, which rolled near Helmand province, Afghanistan Feb. 10, 2009.
Technical Sgt. Phillip Campbell of the 109th Air Control Squadron, Utah Air National Guard, breaks down a troposphere scatter radio system assembly during Operation Big Crow in Wendover, Utah on April 24.  The 109th ACS is training for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sgt. Kelly Collett)
Members of the 109th Air Control Squadron prepare for Operation Big Crow in Wendover, Utah on April 24.  Master Sgt. David Weber, Master Sgt. Brian Carter, Staff Sgt. Jeremy Whisman, and Staff Sgt. Jared Rich are working on the assembly of the TSC-179 satellite antenna in support of the operation.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sgt. Kelly Collett)
Senior Airman Bobby Foreman, 151st Civil Engineer Squadron, prepares to shoot his M-16 during weapons training on April 10. Airman Foreman is in the Combat Arms Training and Marksmanship class. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emily Monson)
A group of Utah Air National Guard Airmen prepare for their qualifications in the Combat Arms Training and Marksmanship class on April 10.  Everyone is required to qualify for this class in order to be elligible to deploy.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emily Monson)
Children of Utah Air National Guard members eagerly await the arrival of Christopher Fair the magician at the ANG's annual Children's Easter Egg Hunt March 27. Hundreds of Air Guard children attended the event, which included a magic show, egg hunt and hot dog lunch.  U.S. Air Force photo by Lindsey Cheetham.
Children of Utah Air National Guard members race to find Easter eggs during the ANG's annual Children's Easter Egg Hunt March 27. Hundreds of Air Guard children attended the event, which included a magic show, egg hunt and hot dog lunch.  U.S. Air Force photo by Lindsey Cheetham.