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Chaplain (Col.) Larry Bazer, deputy director, National Guard Bureau-Office of the Joint Chaplain, leads Soldiers participating in the Utah National Guard Chaplain Conference   
at Camp Williams, Utah, April 10, 2021. The mission of military chaplains is to build the spiritual readiness of the nation’s warfighters by providing world-class religious support. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Bryton Bluth)
Joint Forces Headquarters conducts annual chaplain sustainment training
By Staff Sgt. Nicolas A. Cloward | April 14, 2021
As the sun rose over Mount Timpanogos ,the cold air surrounding Camp Williams began to dissipate deeper into the valley. Chaplains and religious affairs specialists slowly began to fill the foyer of Sunrise Hall. Some greeted...

U.S. Airmen from the 151st Air Refueling Wing load on to a KC-135 Stratotanker at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Ut. April 6, 2020. The Guardsmen are deploying to support the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Colton Elliott)
151st Air Refueling Wing Deploys
By Tech. Sgt. Colton Elliott | April 7, 2021
– Four KC-135 Stratotankers and approximately 120 Airmen assigned to the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard, deployed from Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base April 5-6, 2021, in support of Operation...

Master Sgt. Gabriel Hernandez engages his target during the 9mm firearm portion of the Utah National Guard Best Warrior Competition on Camp Williams, Utah, March 22, 2021. The Utah National Guard Best Warrior Competition tests Soldier’s physical endurance, military knowledge, and mental perseverance to determine the state’s Soldier of the Year, Non-commissioned Officer of the Year and Senior NCO of the Year. (U.S. Army National Guard photo taken by Spc. Alejandro Lucero)
UTNG Best Warrior Competition Selects Top Soldiers
By Spc. Alejandro Lucero | March 30, 2021
Twenty-two Soldiers battled frigid temperatures, as well as mental and physical challenges as they competed for the title of Soldier of the Year, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Senior NCO of the Year during the Utah...

Tech. Sgt. Erik Bornemeier, a medical technician assigned to the 151st Medical Group, Detachment 1, receives the Utah Cross from The Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard Maj. Gen. Michael J. Turley on March 15, 2021 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah. The Utah Cross is the second highest state award that an Utah National Guard military member can receive. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Colton Elliott)
Utah Guardsman receives Utah Cross for aiding crash victim
By Tech. Sgt. Colton Elliott | March 16, 2021
A Guardsman from the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard, was presented the Utah Cross by the Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Michael J. Turley on March 15, 2021...

Lt. Col. Kimberly Lawson prepares for an airborne operation.
UTNG Celebrates International Women’s Day and Women’s Heritage Month
By Maj. Tambra West | March 8, 2021
Today, the Utah National Guard celebrates International Women’s Day, and celebrates Women’s History Month through the month of March. Women’s History Month honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American...

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...

Mr. Ken Potts, one of only two living survivors that were aboard the battleship USS Arizona (BB39) holds a picture of himself when he was in the US. Navy.
USS Arizona Pearl Harbor survivor flies high for his 100th birthday
By LTC Jaime Thomas | April 19, 2021
In celebration of his 100th birthday on April 15, 2021, Mr. Ken Potts, one of only two living survivors that were aboard the battleship USS Arizona (BB39) during the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be taken on a UH-60 Black Hawk...

U.S. Airmen from the 151st Air Refueling Wing loads on to a KC-135 Stratotanker at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Ut. April 6, 2020. The Guardsmen are deploying to support the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Colton Elliott)
151st Air Refueling Wing Deploys More Than 120 Airmen
By Lt. Col. Kevin Larsen | April 7, 2021
Approximately 120 Airmen and four KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard, are scheduled to deploy from Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base April 5-6, 2021, to U.S. Central...

A U.S. Soldier with the Utah National Guard, stands guard near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 2021.  At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Houston)
Utah National Guard members return home after supporting the 59th Presidential Inauguration
By Lt. Col. Jaime Thomas | Jan. 28, 2021
The approximately 350 Utah National Guard Soldiers and Airmen mobilized to Washington, D.C. to support civil authorities for the 59th Presidential Inauguration are scheduled to return to Utah on Jan. 27, 2021...

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.
Utah National Guard broadens COVID-19 support throughout Utah
By Lt. Col. Jaime Thomas | Jan. 25, 2021
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...

Utah National Guard prepared to assist civil authorities at the Utah Capitol
By Lt. Col. Jaime Thomas | Jan. 16, 2021
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah National Guard members are prepared to assist civil agencies in Salt Lake City to protect life, property and the right to peacefully assemble and protest...

Members of the Utah National Guard board a KC-135R at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 15, 2021. The Soldiers, bound for Washington, D.C., will augment local law enforcement and civil authorities in the nation’s capitol throughout the inauguration week. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Winn)
Utah National Guard sends service members for support in Washington D.C.
By Lt. Col. Jaime Thomas | Jan. 15, 2021
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah National Guard will mobilize and deploy approximately 350 service members to Washington, D.C. to support civil authorities for the presidential inauguration scheduled for Jan. 20, 2021. The...

The Utah Air and Army National Guard was activated in early 2020 to assist in COVID-19 testing throughout Utah.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Danny Whitlock)
Utah National Guard broadens support to long-term health care facilities
By Lt. Col. Jaime Thomas | Jan. 11, 2021
Former Gov. Gary Herbert tasked the Utah National Guard with supporting long-term health care facilities as Utah hospitals reach their COVID-19 patient capacity. As hospitals reach their maximum ICU patient capacity, the...

TAG/SEL Holiday Letter
TAG/SEL Holiday Message to All
By Maj. Gen. Michael Turley and Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer Nielsen | Dec. 17, 2020
For the Soldiers, Airmen and Families of the Utah National GuardDuring this holiday season, we should reflect on our achievements this past year in the face of numerous challenges and rapid change. Not since World War II has...