Today marks the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, otherwise known as the "Forgotten War." The Utah National Guard remembers and honors those who served: -204th Field Artillery Battalion -213th Armored Field Artillery Battalion -145th Field Artillery Battalion
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"
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: (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: or Apple App Store:
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.
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Carpenter and Staff Sgt. Carpenter, a father and son duo assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, talk about being deployed together. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs)
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

Lt. Col. Woodrow Miner, commander, 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, is pinned with the rank of colonel by his wife at Utah National Guard headquarters in Draper, Utah,  June 17, 2020, with a date of rank May 21, 2020. Miner assumed command of the 204th MEB as a lieutenant colonel on Nov. 2, 2019, when Brig. Gen. Michael J. Turley was appointed to the position of adjutant general.
Col. Woodrow Miner: A Bold Commander
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free, 801-716-9162 | June 29, 2020
In a small room at Utah National Guard headquarters in Draper, Utah, accompanied  by a few masked

Approximately 200 Utah National Guard Soldiers returned to Salt Lake City, Sunday, June 7, 2020 following an activation at the request of the Secretary of Defense to augment civil authorities in Washington, D.C. amid civil unrest. Soldiers from Group Support Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) spent five days in D.C. providing security at national monuments and assisting in cleanup efforts.
Utah Army National Guard’s “Monuments Men” return to Salt Lake City following D.C. civil unrest
By 1st Lt. MARK SAGVOLD | June 15, 2020
Approximately 200 Utah Army National Guard Soldiers returned home to Salt Lake City, Utah, June 7,

A Utah National Guard Mobile Testing Team member conducts a nasopharyngeal sample collection on a Soldier in Salt Lake City to test if they are a carrier of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, May 27, 2020. To collect a sample a flocked swab is sent through the nasal cavity and will stay there for 20 seconds, be twisted and removed.
Protecting the Force
By Spc. Bryton Bluth | June 9, 2020
The Utah National Guard’s Mobile Testing Team administered nasopharyngeal swabs, testing Soldiers

Airman of the 151st Security Forces Squadron answer the call of Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, to provide an extra layer of safety and security in response to demonstrations and rioting at the Utah State Capitol, as well as, the Salt Lake City and County Building.  (US Air National Guard  photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe A. Davis)
Utah Guard Activated by Order of the Governor
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free, 801-716-9162 | May 31, 2020
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Approximately 200 members of the Utah National Guard were activated by order

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.
85th Civil Support Team responds in times of need
By Tech Sgt. John Winn | May 20, 2020
Members of the Utah National Guard's 85th Civil Support team respond to a myriad of situations including chemical spills, drug epidemics, nuclear detection and more, the mission of the CST is broad, but indispensable.

U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, assigned to the Utah National Guard, participate in medical training as a response force to Covid-19 in Sandy, Utah, May 12, 2020. Soldiers and Airmen with Utah National Guard will be assisting medical professionals in mobile Corona Virus test sites around the state as a service to Utah Residents. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Pfc. Jacob Jesperson)
Utah National Guard Supports Utah Department of Health with COVID-19 Response
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | May 19, 2020
More than 100 soldiers and airmen from the Utah National Guard arrived at the Mountain America Expo

As of May 14, 2020, the Utah National Guard has packaged 487,419 items of PPE, and delivered 45,066 packages to 3,601 businesses across Utah, from an improvised warehouse at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The Utah National Guard will continue to receive, stage and ship items of PPE to businesses across the state.
The Utah National Guard Helps Reopen Local Economy
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | May 19, 2020
In a warehouse-sized dock at the back of the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah

A Black Hawk helicopter crew from 2nd General Aviation Support Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, Utah National Guard drops water on the Saddle Fire in Midway, Utah, May 14, 2020. Two UH-60 Black Hawks were in the air above Midway by 9 a.m. and dropped 85 to 90 bucket loads of water on the fire.
Utah Guard Aviation Fights Saddle Fire
By Ileen Kennedy | May 19, 2020
Black Hawk helicopter aircrews from 2nd General Aviation Support Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment,

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