Today marks the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. We honor and remember the nearly 3000 innocent people killed during the terrorist attacks and their survivors; the first responders and citizens who selflessly put themselves in harm's way to save lives; and those who served and sacrificed in defense of our nation during the Global War on Terror. In the video, Maj. Gen. Michael Turley, adjutant general, Utah National Guard, and Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer Nielsen, senior enlisted advisor, Utah National Guard, commemorate the anniversary and discuss the sacrifices, challenges and effects of the nearly two decades of continuous combat operations on the Utah National Guard, its service members, their families and the community.(U.S. Army video edited by Sgt. 1st Classs John Etheridge)
Gov. Spencer Cox commemorates the 20th Anniversary of 9-11 and addresses Utah National Guard
Last week, members of the United States Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing, in coordination with U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)'s Denton Program for private donations, transported lifesaving equipment and humanitarian supplies to Kathmandu, Nepal, to help reduce human suffering and assist with Nepal’s COVID-19 response. #MissionElevated #InThisTogether
Employers of Utah National Guard Soldiers with the 145th Field Artillery Battalion visit Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah, to participate in a Boss Lift hosted by the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve). (U.S. Army National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Jordan Hack)
After serving their state and communities for over a year, approximately 140 Airmen and Soldiers serving as part of the Utah National Guard COVID-19 Response Task Force demobilized June 15-16, 2021 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, as well as at the 640th Regiment, Regional Training Institute at Camp Williams, Utah. (U.S. Army National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Jordan Hack)
“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!
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
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.

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Jeff Burton (center), the previous adjutant general of the Utah National Guard, receives the Bronze Minuteman award from Maj. Gen. Michael Turley (left), adjutant general of the Utah National Guard, and Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Brian Tarbet (right), commander Honorary Colonels Corps, Aug. 12, 2021, at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Bronze Minuteman Award recognizes community leaders for their extraordinary support and leadership to the citizens of Utah. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge)
Utah National Guard and Honorary Colonels recognize pillars of the community with Bronze Minuteman Awards
By By Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge | Aug. 18, 2021
The Utah National Guard and the Honorary Colonels Corps honored six civic leaders at the 59th Annual Bronze Minuteman Awards dinner, Aug. 12, 2021, at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City...

Freedom Academy delegates pose in front of the Utah State Capitol building Aug. 3, 2021 at the Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City, Utah. The Utah National Guard and the Honorary Colonels Corps has sponsored Freedom Academy since 1961. It is designed to teach young leaders the importance of freedom, that it comes with a price, and that leadership is essential to its survival. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Nathan Baker)
High-school seniors from across Utah gather to pass on torch of freedom
By Sgt. Nathan Baker | Aug. 9, 2021
Following a year-long break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Utah National Guard invited high school student leaders from around the state to take part in the 59th Annual Freedom Academy held Aug. 1-6, 2021, at Camp...

Col. Shawn M. Fuellenbach, the incoming commander of the 65th Field Artillery Brigade passes the organizational colors to Maj. Gen. Michael Turley, the adjutant general, Utah National Guard, during a change-of-command ceremony Aug. 8, 2021, at Camp Williams, Utah. Fuellenbach took command of the 65th FAB from Col. Steven Fairbourn during the ceremony. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Rebecca Call)
America’s Thunder welcomes new commander
By By Sgt. Rebecca Call | Aug. 9, 2021
The 65th Field Artillery Brigade said farewell to their outgoing commander and welcomed their incoming commander at a change-of-command ceremony Aug. 8, 2021, at Camp Williams, Utah...

Camp Rucker:  circa 1942
WWII Veteran, Warren Olsen, celebrates his 100th birthday
By Illen Kennedy | Aug. 2, 2021
World War II veteran, Warren Olsen, turned 100 at his residence in Logan, Utah, Aug. 2, 2021. Despite being 100, he still does his own laundry and cheers up other residents at the assisted living center where he resides...

A staff sergeant (name withheld for security) from the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) navigates the obstacle course during the U.S. Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Navajo Military Reservation, Arizona July 21, 2021. The staff sergeant won the competition and was crowned U.S. Army National Guard Noncomissioned Officer of the Year and will move on to the Department of the Army competition later this year at Fort Knox, Kentucky. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge).
Two Utah Soldiers Compete in National Best Warrior Contest, One Wins Title
By Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge | July 28, 2021
Fresh off their victories in the state and region levels, two Utah National Guard Soldiers competed in the U.S. Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition held July 19-23, 2021 at Camp Navajo Military Reservation, Arizona...

Capt. Melissa Stenquist
The Utah National Guard Celebrates Pride Month in June
By Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge | June 28, 2021
During the month of June, the Utah National Guard celebrates Pride Month to commemorate LGBTQ+ service members and civilians for their dedicated service to both the Guard’s mission and to our nation. Pride Month brings the...

The Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Platoon, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), held a redeployment ceremony at the Aaron Butler Readiness Center, Camp Williams, Utah, June 23, 2021. The TUAS Platoon deployed from July 2020 to January 2021 in support of Special Operations Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. Soldiers received Army Commendation Medals for their service during the deployment. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Brent Mangum, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne))
19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) holds Redeployment Ceremony Tactical Unmanned Aerial System Platoon
By Maj. Brent Mangum | June 24, 2021
A redeployment ceremony was held for the Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAS) Platoon, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), at the Aaron Butler Readiness Center, Camp Williams, Utah, June 24, 2021...

Retirement Ceremony for Sgt. Maj. Jason R. Legler 
A retirement ceremony was held for Sgt. Maj. Jason R. Legler at the Aaron Butler Readiness Center, Camp Williams, Utah, June 23, 2021. Legler last served as command sergeant majorof the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Friends present Legler with two large picture frames representing his units, service, and memories. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Brent Mangum, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne))
19th SFG(A) Command Sergeant Major retires, credits family, friends, leaders for distinguished 33-year career
By by Maj. Brent Mangum | June 24, 2021
A retirement ceremony was held for Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Legler at the Aaron Butler Readiness Center, Camp Williams, Utah, June 24, 2021. Legler most recently served as the command sergeant major of the 19th Special Forces...

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Utah National Guard cancels 66th Governor’s Day
September 2, 2021

Utah National Guard Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Nepal
August 25, 2021

Utah National Guard and the Honorary Colonels Corps 59th Annual Bronze Minuteman Awards Dinner
August 12, 2021