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

Photo of 1959 National Guard Members at the Fillmore Armory. Note style of windows and doors in the background. (Courtesy photo)
Fillmore Armory: A perfect way to bring a community together
By Jamie Brand | March 4, 2021
The first dance on the new, much anticipated, hardwood floor occurred on Memorial Day 1938. The newly constructed Fillmore Armory (Millard County) was a perfect way to bring a community together, built for both military...

Utah National Guard medical teams administer COVID-19 vaccinations
By Ileen Kennedy | Feb. 10, 2021
The Utah National Guard, in cooperation with the Utah Department of Health, expanded its support of the COVID-19 mission in January by administering vaccinations to Guard members and the civilian population...

Capt. Jeffrey Dallin Belnap snaps photo of Jupiter, a stuffed animal that belongs to his daughter at home, behind the U.S. Capitol building during a Utah National Guard mission to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 15, 2021. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from several states traveled to Washington, D.C. to supplement federal and district authorities responsible for securing the U.S. Capitol for the 59th presidential inauguration. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Jeffrey Dallin Belnap)
Jupiter Capit-Owl
By Sgt. Jordan Hack | Feb. 10, 2021
Capt. Jeffrey Dallin Belnap, Public Affairs Officer with Utah’s 128th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, has been serving in Washington D.C. as one of the Utah National Guard’s 350 Soldiers sent to the nation’s Capitol to help...

The Utah National Guard, in cooperation with the Utah Department of Health,  has expanded its support of the COVID-19 mission providing vaccinations and monoclonal antibody infusions to patients living in long-term care facilities throughout Utah.
The Utah National Guard’s Monoclonal Infusion Strike Team works hard combating COVID-19
By Ileen Kennedy | Feb. 3, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to one of the longest activations of the Utah National Guard in the state. The Utah National Guard has provided the state with support in COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and medical supplies...

From left to right, Tech. Sgt. Keith Mecham, 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion (Linguist) RINGGOLD noncommissioned officer in charge; Mr. Terry Wilson, Utah training coordinator; and Mr. Nathaniel Hancock, language coordinator.
NSA 2020 Learning Excellence Award for Learning Organization of the Year
By | Feb. 1, 2021
The Utah National Guard is home to two units who are renowned for their "excellence in language." The service members of the 151st Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group and the 300th Military Intelligence...

Lt. Col. Wallace Bassett Gatrell poses while still an enlisted Soldier at Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif. Gatrell celebrated his 100th Birthday Jan. 25, 2021. He has lived through 20 U.S. presidents, served through World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars, and into the Cold War, serving a 34-year career in the military.
Former Utah National Guard member turns 100
By Ileen Kennedy | Jan. 21, 2021
Lt. Col. (retired) Wallace Bassett Gatrell was born on Jan. 25, 1921. He has lived through 20 U.S. presidents, served through World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars, and into the Cold War, serving a 34-year career in the...

Gov. Elect Spencer Cox officially became Utah’s 18th governor after Justice Paige Petersen administered the oath of office during his inauguration ceremony at Tuacahan Center for the Arts in Ivins, Washington County, Utah on Jan. 4, 2021,.

Cox and his lieutenant, Deidre Henderson, took the oath of office against a backdrop of red rock cliffs at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts Amphitheatre in Ivins. The date also marks Utah’s 125th anniversary of statehood. 

Members of the Utah National Guard supported the inauguration with the Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Michael J. Turley as the master of ceremony; the Utah National Guard Honor Guard presentation of colors; members of the 2nd Battalion; 222nd Field Artillery fire a 19-gun cannon salute; a four aircraft flyover by members of 2nd Battalion, 211th General Support Aviation Battalion; members of the 85th Weapons of Mass Destruction—Civil Support Team and other support personnel.
Utah Guard supports Gov. Spencer J. Cox inauguration ceremony held in St. George, Utaah
By Ileen Kennedy | Jan. 5, 2021
Gov. Elect Spencer J. Cox officially became Utah’s 18th governor after Justice Paige Petersen administered the oath of office during an inauguration ceremony at Tuacahan Center for the Arts in Ivins, Washington County, Utah...

Lt. Col. Jeremy Stevenson, commander of the 141st Military Intelligence Battalion, speaks during the farewell ceremony for a detachment of 24 Soldiers from the 141st MI at the Utah National Guard’s Orem Readiness Center Dec. 10, 2020, as they prepare to depart for an overseas deployment. The deploying detachment is comprised of human intelligence and counterintelligence Soldiers and tasked to provide force protection support to ground forces during a 12-month deployment in the U.S. Central Command area of operations.(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge)
Utah National Guard’s 141 MI Battalion hold farewell ceremony for Soldiers deploying to Middle East
By Sgt 1st Class John Etheridge | Dec. 16, 2020
In a scaled back event due to COVID-19 precautions, 24 Soldiers from the 141st Military Intelligence Battalion, 300th Military Intelligence Brigade, said a final farewell during a ceremony Dec. 10, 2020, at the Utah National...

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Utah National Guard members return home after supporting the 59th Presidential Inauguration
January 28, 2021

Utah National Guard broadens COVID-19 support throughout Utah
January 25, 2021

Utah National Guard prepared to assist civil authorities at the Utah Capitol
January 16, 2021