“The ultimate end-state goal far all leaders and all members of the Utah National Guard,” says Maj. Gen. Michael J. Turley, the adjutant general, Utah National Guard, “is to prevent sexual assault, sexual harassment, and you can do that by protecting your teammate.” April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and this year’s SAAPM theme is “Building Cohesive Teams through Character, Trust & Resilience. Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission.” #SAAPM #missionelevated
Utah National Guard senior leaders discuss the important of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination to maintain readiness, protect community members and return to normal. UTNG service members started receiving COVID-19 vaccinations on a volunteer basis and are prioritized based on guidance from the CDC, DOD and other expert agencies. Over 1,000 Soldiers and Airmen have received the vaccination since the beginning of the year, doing their part to help Utah and the country eliminate COVID-19 and get back to a normal life. It starts with each and every one of us. Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate. #itstartswithme #AlwaysReady #InThisTogether
Earlier this week, the Utah National Guard started vaccinating service members who have been working on the fronts lines supporting the COVID-19 Task Force. Service members will continue to receive vaccinations on a voluntary basis and are prioritized based on guidance from the CDC, DOD and other expert agencies. How can you prepare? Educate. - Review vaccine fact sheets - Watch the Utah National Guard's town hall- Visit the CDC website for vaccine information- Talk to your leadership and medical providers Vaccinate. - Be mission ready - Be part of the solution - Protect your loved ones, community and nation Eliminate. - Stop the spread - Stop the virus Getting vaccinated is an important step to help Utah and the country eliminate COVID-19 and get back to a normal life, and it starts with each and every one of us. #itstartswithme #AlwaysReady #InThisTogether
2020 has been unprecedented for the Utah National Guard responding to domestic operations. Over 1,500 Soldiers and Airman of the Utah National Guard have served their communities this year by supporting Utah government agencies in COVID-19 response, civil protection, and wildland fire-fighting. As we celebrate the National Guard’s Birthday today, over 400 Utah National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are currently activated and serving the state on the front lines of COVID-19 response. 2020 truly is the Year of the Guard!
The legacy of the Greatest Generation continues in each of us. For Veterans Day this year, we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII by remembering all who served, then and now.
As we see an increase in COVID-19 cases in Utah, it's important to follow current guidelines for social distancing, or as we say in the military, "maintain your intervals"
Sgt. Mitch Larsen is an Arabic and French linguist with the 300th Military Intelligence Brigade in the Utah National Guard. He eployed to Agadir, Morocco, to serve as a translator for our partner nation.
Since March 12, 2020, Utah’s Veteran Homes have been closed to protect staff, vets and visitors from exposure to COVID-19. The 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade made the following video to be played for residents at each of the state’s veteran homes. This is our message of support and gratitude to Utah's amazing veterans and their spouses. Please share with the veterans in your life.
To slow the spread of coronavirus, health officials have instructed the public to practice social distancing, or as we say in the military, "Watch your Intervals." Ruck marching or driving under tactical conditions, requires situational awareness of gaps and spacing. These same rules currently apply in social situations to slow the spread of COVID-19: -Avoid gathering in groups of 10 or more -Remain at least 6 feet from other people. Stay healthy, happy, active and #AlwaysReady Learn more: https://ut.ng.mil/COVID19/ (Video by Senior Airman Marcel Williams, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs)
Sgt. Nathaniel Free reporting: More than 100 Soldiers and Airmen in the Utah National Guard were activated to support three separate missions across the state: COVID-19 testing, Utah Health Emergency Response Teams, and contact tracing.
Feeling stuck and a little unmotivated? It’s okay, we know how you feel. In this video I’ll show you a quick, 4-minute workout, utilizing Tabata. A very effective high intensity interval training [HIIT] method. Please follow along and subscribe for future content! Produced by: SSG Satya Chhe Location: My home Music: Artlist
This suicide prevention and awareness app went live December 2019, and has already reported preliminary success. The app, known as SafeUTNG, was designed to support Utah National Guard service members and families in crisis. It’s free to download from the Android and Apple app stores, providing service members and their families with a safe, confidential platform to communicate with a crisis counselor 24/7. In a span of only two months since going live, the app has been downloaded nearly 800 times from the Apple and Google Play markets (541 downloads from Apple, 253 downloads from Google Play). From these downloads, behavioral health providers from the University Neuropsychiatric Institute received 15 tips, which resulted in 42 confidential in-app chats and 817 threads. A thread is the online equivalent of a conversation. Each tip had an average of 65 conversations. The SafeUTNG app can be download via Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.universityofutahhealth.safeutng&hl=en_US or Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/safeutng/id1488643677
Col. Ricky Smith, Director of Aviation Safety, gives a briefing to the Utah National Guard on behalf of the adjutant general, Brig. Gen. Michael J. Turley.
During September, the National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month, help us spread the facts about suicide and educate others on how we can help those who may be struggling.
Introducing a series of upcoming 30-second workout videos to help you at the gym while preparing to take the ACFT. Follow us on Instagram @utahnationalguard

Maj. Gen. Michael J. Turley, adjutant general of the Utah National Guard, presents Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Fisher, the former commander of the Utah Army Guard Land Component Command, with a flag during his retirement ceremony on Camp Williams, Utah, May 1, 2021. Turley remarked that Fisher was truly a teacher of Soldiers and never forgot about how important each individual Soldier is to the units. (U.S. Army National Guard photo taken by Spc. Alejandro Lucero)
UTNG Land Component commander retires from 31-year career
By Spc. Alejandro Lucero | May 4, 2021
Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Fisher, the former commander of the Utah Army National Guard’s Land Component Command and current Summit County Manager, retired from his military career May 1, 2021, after 31 years of distinguished...

Maj. Gen. Michael Turley, the adjutant general, Utah National Guard, passes the organizational colors to Brig. Gen. Charlene Dalto signifying the transfer of authority of command during a ceremony at Camp Williams, Utah, May 1, 2021. Dalto assumed command of the Utah Army National Guard’s Land Component Command from Brig. Gen Thomas Fisher. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Alejandro Lucero)
Utah Army National Guard Land Component Command welcomes new commander
By Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge | May 4, 2021
It was a morning of transitions as the Utah Army National Guard held a ceremony for the incoming and outgoing commanders of the Land Component Command on Tarbet Field at Camp Williams, Utah, May 1, 2021...

Command Sgt. Maj. Steven B. Wooldridge receives his retirement certificate from Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Fisher on Camp Williams, Utah, April 30, 2021. Wooldridge has served in the military for more than 40 years and intends to continue to serve in the Salt Lake City Police Department.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Ariel J. Solomon)
A Soldier’s Soldier – Land Component Command senior enlisted leader retires ending 43-year military career
By Sgt. Ariel Solomon | May 4, 2021
After 43 years of military service, Command Sgt. Maj. Steven B. Wooldridge’s change-of-responsibility and retirement ceremony was held April 30, 2021, at Camp Williams, Utah...

Ginger Livingston of Ginger Snaps Photography (right) received a Seven Seals Award by officials from the Utah Committee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Provo, Utah, April 15, 2021. Staff Sgt. Jullienne Labrum (left) a Basic Leader Course instructor with the 640th Regiment-Regional Training Institute, nominated Livingston for the award for the support she received from her while deployed to the Middle East. Livingston surprised Labrum with over 1600 photos of her son that were taken over the 12-month period that she was deployed. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge)
Local businesswoman receives recognition for support of deployed UTNG Soldier
By Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge | April 21, 2021
For going above and beyond in performing an immense act of kindness to a deployed Soldier, Ginger Livingston of Ginger Snaps Photography, was presented a Seven Seals Award by officials from the Utah Committee of Employer...

Chaplain (Col.) Larry Bazer, deputy director, National Guard Bureau-Office of the Joint Chaplain, leads Soldiers participating in the Utah National Guard Chaplain Conference   
at Camp Williams, Utah, April 10, 2021. The mission of military chaplains is to build the spiritual readiness of the nation’s warfighters by providing world-class religious support. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Bryton Bluth)
Joint Forces Headquarters conducts annual chaplain sustainment training
By Staff Sgt. Nicolas A. Cloward | April 14, 2021
As the sun rose over Mount Timpanogos ,the cold air surrounding Camp Williams began to dissipate deeper into the valley. Chaplains and religious affairs specialists slowly began to fill the foyer of Sunrise Hall. Some greeted...

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Wallace B. Gatrell (center) receives induction to the Order of Saint Barbara at 100 years and counting, awarded by Lt. Col. Brett Anderson (right) and Sgt. Maj. Brady MacDonald at the Scott B. Lundell Readiness Center, Camp Williams, April 10, 2021.  (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Melissa Stenquist)
Honoring A Utah National Guard Legend
By Capt. Melissa Stenquist | April 12, 2021
At 100 years young and counting, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Wallace B. Gatrell, a field artillery legend in his own right, received induction into the Order of Saint Barbara April 10, 2021, in the Utah Army National Guard’s Scott B...

U.S. Airmen from the 151st Air Refueling Wing load on to a KC-135 Stratotanker at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Ut. April 6, 2020. The Guardsmen are deploying to support the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Colton Elliott)
151st Air Refueling Wing Deploys
By Tech. Sgt. Colton Elliott | April 7, 2021
– Four KC-135 Stratotankers and approximately 120 Airmen assigned to the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard, deployed from Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base April 5-6, 2021, in support of Operation...

Master Sgt. Gabriel Hernandez engages his target during the 9mm firearm portion of the Utah National Guard Best Warrior Competition on Camp Williams, Utah, March 22, 2021. The Utah National Guard Best Warrior Competition tests Soldier’s physical endurance, military knowledge, and mental perseverance to determine the state’s Soldier of the Year, Non-commissioned Officer of the Year and Senior NCO of the Year. (U.S. Army National Guard photo taken by Spc. Alejandro Lucero)
UTNG Best Warrior Competition Selects Top Soldiers
By Spc. Alejandro Lucero | March 30, 2021
Twenty-two Soldiers battled frigid temperatures, as well as mental and physical challenges as they competed for the title of Soldier of the Year, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Senior NCO of the Year during the Utah...

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The last of Utah’s 1-211th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion returns from deployment
May 4, 2021

Utah Army National Guard makes history with new commander for Land Component Command
April 30, 2021

USS Arizona Pearl Harbor survivor flies high for his 100th birthday
April 19, 2021