• Honoring a war hero from both sides

    Ret. U.S. Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen, known as the “Candy Bomber”, was honored by top leadership from the Utah Air National Guard, Utah National Guard, and Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany with the laying of two wreaths at his gravesite on May 20, 2022. Col. Halvorsen was laid to rest

  • UTANG Airman receives Purple Heart

    On April 9, 2022, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Hardwick, 109th Air Control Squadron, was presented the Purple Heart Medal by Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Michael J. Turley, at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah.Hardwick was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action on Jan.

  • Munitions troops play key role in air refueling

    SALT LAKE CITY – An often-forgotten specialty in the refueling community is the munitions systems specialist, known as “Ammo Troops” throughout the Air Force. Although munitions specialists aren’t typically thought of when it comes to the air refueling mission, they serve a vital role within the

  • Utah Air National Guard Selected as the KC-135 Test Detachment

    SALT LAKE CITY, UT – On November 2nd, 2021, Lt. Gen. Michael Loh, director of the Air National Guard, announced the selection of the Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing as the KC-135 Test Detachment for the Air National Guard (ANG) and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) Test Center

  • UTANG EOD responds to local threat

    On July 19, two members of the 151st Civil Engineer Squadron’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight worked alongside the Unified Fire Authority Bomb Squad to remove a World War II Type 89 “knee mortar” from a home.On average, the 151st EOD flight are called out to dispose of unexploded ordnance within

  • Air National Guard Optometrists improve vision in Morocco

    U.S. Air National Guard optometrists and technicians are providing much needed optometry care to the local Moroccan community at the Military Medical Surgical Field Hospital in Tafraoute, Morocco, June 7-17 during African Lion 2021.

  • Mountain Home AFB hosts Gunfighter Flag 21-1

    Gunfighter Flag is a bi-annual exercise hosted by the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base. Participants are tested in challenging scenarios that improve their skills, combat effectiveness as well as aircrew survivability alongside DoD partners and units across the nation.

  • Mountain Home AFB hosts Gunfighter Flag 21-1

    Gunfighter Flag is a bi-annual exercise hosted by the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base. Participants are tested in challenging scenarios that improve their skills, combat effectiveness as well as aircrew survivability alongside DoD partners and units across the nation.