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)
Spc. Felicia Olmos made history in the Utah National Guard as the first woman to graduate with the military occupational specialty of 13B Army cannon crewmember, a combat arms MOS in the Field Artillery. We're proud to claim her as one of our own. #AlwaysReady #AlwaysThere #UtahGuard
Between the first and second quarter of the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets NBA game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, the Utah Jazz, in partnership with Larkin Mortuary, took a moment to recognize a local hero and member the Utah National Guard, Sgt. 1st Class Steven Sandberg, Feb. 5, 2020. Video courtesy of Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment.
The Utah National Guard hosted the Western Regional Biathlon Championship at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, January 10-11, 2010. Biathlon is a unique race that combines Nordic skiing and precision marksmanship, which translates directly to battlefield proficiencies like shoot, move and communicate.
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As we near the end of Suicide Prevention Month, remember that it doesn't stop here. In 2018, 541 service members died by suicide. If you see something, say something.
The moment our AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot spotted one of two missing kayakers near Antelope Island in the early morning of September 20, 2019.
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.
Then out spake brave Horatius; the captain of the gate, "To every man upon this earth, death cometh soon or late, And how can man die better, Than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his gods."
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
During National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month in September, help us spread the facts about suicide and educate others on how we can help those who may be struggling.

Members of the Utah National Guard Homeland Response Force's decontamination team interact with role players during a mock domestic emergency in support of the Hawaii National Guard’s relief-in-place training exercise at the former Naval Air Station Barbers Point on Oahu, Hawaii, Jan. 28-30, 2020. More than 150 Utah Guard members were transported by military aircraft to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to assist and train alongside their Hawaiian counterparts.
Utah National Guard Medical and Science Officers Join the Utah Economic Response Task Force as Data Analytics and Decision Support Advisory Team
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | March 27, 2020
Following Governor Herbert’s release yesterday of the Utah Economic Response Task Force Plan, “Utah

Spc. Logan Jensen, a Spanish and Chinese linguist with the 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 300th MI Brigade, collaborates over video teleconference with 2nd Lt. Joseph Kline, a Spanish Linguist with the 141st Military Intelligence Battalion, to translate emergency preparedness information from English into Spanish during a state-wide self-quarantine, near Salt Lake City, Utah, March 26, 2020. The pair worked from their respective homes for 18-hours straight while self-quarantined, dividing up the documents and reviewing of each other's work for accuracy.
Utah Guard Linguists Overcome Language Barriers During COVID-19 Pandemic
By Ileen Kennedy | March 26, 2020
As Utah confronted the COVID-19 pandemic amid a succession of earthquakes, linguists in the Utah

Brig. Gen. Tyler B. Smith visits members of the 141st Military Intelligence Battalion who were mobilized to the Southwestern U.S. border October 1, 2018, as part of Operation Guardian Support, a larger National Guard mission in support of the Department of Homeland Security. In a presidential memorandum issued on April 4, 2018, President Donald J. Trump authorized the National Guard, with the affected governors’ approval, to enhance its support to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Operation: Guardian Support
By Maj. Ryan Sutherland | March 17, 2020
Utah has a long history with the Southwest border of the United States. More than 100 years ago,

Teams of Soldier-biathlete teams from 21 states compete in the patrol event during the 2020 Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championship at the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center in Midway, Utah, March 1, 2020. The patrol event requires biathletes to shoot, move and communicate as a team. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Nathaniel Free)
Utah Guard Hosts 2020 Chief National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships
By Staff Sgt. Tim Beery | March 12, 2020
Crisp mornings and sunny days set the tone for a week of fierce competition as soldier-athletes from

The human resources personnel at Draper, Utah, surrounding armories get trained on the new Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army system processes, Feb. 2, 2020. IPPS-A boasts a 98 percent accuracy rate on more than 26 different pay transactions (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nichole Bonham)
What Is IPPS-A, and Why You Should Care
By Sgt. 1st Class Nichole Bonham | March 12, 2020
Have you ever experienced a pay problem in the military because something didn’t get updated

At the age of 79, David Jager is likely the oldest enlistment in Utah National Guard history.
Jager’s military record states that his Utah Guard career began on May 6, 1963 in Salt Lake City, at the age of 28, but he didn’t actually swear-in until Feb. 20, 2020, almost 57 years later.
Veteran Swears Oath of Enlistment at Age 79
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | Feb. 20, 2020
At the age of 79, David Jager is likely the oldest enlistment in Utah National Guard history.Jager’s

Behavioral health experts with specialized military training at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute call center in Salt Lake City manage the SafeUTNG app 24/7 in partnership with the Utah National Guard, Jan. 11, 2019. On average, the response time for chat messages are less than 30 seconds, according to Capt. Juliann Jeppsen, Director of Behavioral Health for the Utah National Guard.
SafeUTNG App Reporting Early Success
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | Feb. 12, 2020
A suicide prevention and awareness app that went live in December has already reported preliminary

Capt. Charles Thompson, a full-time victim advocate for Utah National Guard’s Family Programs was recognized by Salt Lake City Police Department Chief Mike Brown during a command staff meeting at the Public Safety Building in Salt Lake City, “for going beyond the call of duty,” Feb. 12, 2020. Thomson assisted SLCPD Detective Daren Sipes in taking a suspect into custody on December 6, 2019.
Utah Guard Soldier Offers Critical Assistance to SLC Police Department
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | Feb. 12, 2020
Capt. Charles Thompson, a full-time victim advocate for Utah National Guard’s Family Programs was

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