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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

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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...

Soldiers from the 932nd Forward Resuscitative Surgical Team train for surgical procedures, June 8, 2021, near Cap Draa, Morocco during African Lion 21. The medical personnel keep their skills sharp through consistent practice. African Lion is U.S. Africa Command's largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO train together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Cahugh Giles)
144th Area Support Medical Company treat Soldiers and forges strong camaraderie during African Lion 21
By Sgt. Nathan Baker | June 20, 2021
Approximately 40 Soldiers from the 144th Area Support Medical Company, Utah National Guard, worked as a Role 2 medical treatment center during exercise African Lion 21 near Tantan, Morocco, June 7-18, 2021...

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Eric Cielinski, a physician assistant with the 151st Medical Det-1, provides medical care in the pediatric section of the Military Medical Surgical Field Hospital in Tafraoute, Morocco on June 12, 2021 during African Lion 2021. African Lion 2021 is U.S. Africa Command’s largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal, 7-18 June. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO train together with a focus on enhancing readiness for us and partner nation forces. AL21 is multi-domain, null-component, and multinational exercise, which employs a full array of mission capabilities with the goal to strengthen interoperability among participants. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
U.S. Airmen bring medical care to Moroccan children
By Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards | June 17, 2021
U.S. Air National Guard medical providers brought pediatric care to local children at the Military Medical Surgical Field Hospital in Tafraoute, Morocco June 7-17 during African Lion 2021...

Employers attend a Boss Lift on June 18, 2021, on Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah, sponsored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, to watch what their employees do during annual training for the National Guard. This group is visiting Soldiers with the 118th Transportation Company, 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Ariel J. Solomon)
Civilian employers spend a day in their guardsmen’s boots
By Sgt. Ariel Solomon | June 17, 2021
To help employers understand what it means to be a reserve-component service member, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve sponsors Boss Lifts to bring bosses to see the training that their employees receive on their...

Col. Tammy Manwarring, commander, Utah National Guard’s COVID-19 Task Force, presents an award to a Soldier during a demobilization award ceremony at Camp Williams, Utah, June 16, 2021. 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 photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge)
Utah National Guard COVID-19 Response Task Force Demobilizes
By Sgt. Jordan Hack | June 16, 2021
CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah - 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...

Moroccan Gen. Belkhir El Farouk, the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces Southern Zone Commander, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael Turley, Adjutant General Utah National Guard, learn more about the humanitarian civil assistance during a key leader engagement as part of African Lion 2021 June 16, 2021, at the Military Medical Surgical Field Hospital in Tafraoute, Morocco. African Lion 2021 is U.S. Africa Command's largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal, 7-18 June. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO train together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. African Lion 21 is multi-domain, multi-component, and multinational exercise, which employs a full array of mission capabilities with the goal to strengthen interoperability among participants. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Colton Elliott)
Humanitarian Efforts Strengthen Utah's Partnership with Morocco
By Tech. Sgt. Colton Elliott | June 16, 2021
Gen. Belkhir El Farouk, the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces Southern Zone Commander, welcomed Utah National Guard leaders to the humanitarian civic assistance portion of Exercise African Lion, in Tafraoute, Morocco June 16, 2021...

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