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Mission Statement 

​The Utah National Guard is composed of two branches of the military, The Utah Army National Guard and the Utah Air National Guard. The Adjutant General is the military commander of both branches and is appointed by the Governor. While serving in a state status the Governor serves as the Commander in Chief. This duty shifts to the President of the United States when forces are federalized for national missions.

The mission of the Utah National Guard is to provide mission-ready military forces to assist both state and federal authorities in times of emergency or war.  Since 1894, The Utah National Guard has effectively trained, equipped, and prepared its members to accomplish that mission successfully.  We stand ready to protect our citizens from enemies both foreign and domestic, and to react quickly in the face of natural disaster or emergency.  We are always ready and always there.

Brig. Gen. Michael J. Turley
Adjutant General
Utah National Guard

An Airman assigned to Joint Task Force Pioneer cuts branches scattered by wind at the Kaysville City Cemetery during Operation Wind Debris, September 11, 2020. Members of the Utah Training Center, Utah National Guard, participated in the operation after Governor Gary Herbert activated the task force to respond to damage caused by windstorms earlier in the week.
Joint Task Force Pioneer helps Utahns clean up wind debris
By Sgt. 1st Class Rich Stowell | Sept. 17, 2020
Nearly 300 members of the Utah National Guard responded to an activation order to help clean up debris caused by windstorms in Northern Utah last week.

Lt. Col. Budd Vogrinec, commander of the 625th Military Police Battalion and Command Sgt. Maj. Garrett Whatcott unveil the guidon of their new unit during an activation ceremony at the Springville Readiness Center in Springville, Utah, Sept. 13, 2020. The 625th MP Battalion will support the 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Utah National Guard.
From one battalion to another: the 489th cases its colors, while the 625th unveils
By Sgt. 1st Class Rich Stowell | Sept. 13, 2020
Members of the Utah National Guard who were part of the 489th Brigade Support Battalion became part of the 625th Military Police Battalion during a ceremony at the Springville Readiness Center, Sep. 13, 2020. Soldiers assigned to the 489th BSB stood in formation during the deactivation for their unit. The 489th BSB was activated into the Utah Army National Guard in 2008 whose primary mission was to give logistics support to its parent unit, the 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

Brig. Gen. Michael Turley, left, adjutant general, Utah National Guard presents Command Sgt.  Maj. Eric Anderson with a citation of merit following Anderson’s retirement after a 31 year career in the Utah National Guard. Anderson served as the senior enlisted leader for the Utah National Guard before announcing his retirement to take place this fall.
Utah National Guard’s 10th Senior Enlisted Leader retires
By Staff Sgt. Timothy Beery | Sept. 3, 2020
CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah – The Utah National Guard said ‘goodbye and best wishes’ to its senior enlisted leader and one of its most trusted caretakers Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in a celebratory retirement ceremony at Camp Williams. Following a distinguished career which spanned parts of five decades, Command Sgt. Maj. Eric W. Anderson is hanging up the boots.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert applauds after presenting the Utah Medal of Valor to Sgt. Chasen Brown, a service member of the Utah National Guard, in the Gold Room at the Utah State Capitol on Sept 1, 2020.

Brown, a gunner for Charlie Battery, 2nd Battalion, 222nd Field Artillery, was attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 1, 2017. Shortly after the concert started, a man started shooting indiscriminately at the massive crowd. Without hesitation or regard to personal safety, Brown immediately started to render aid to the wounded personnel while under constant gunfire. His actions on that tragic day, also known as one of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States, saved the lives of half a dozen fellow concertgoers.
Guardsman receives Utah Medal of Valor for heroism during mass shooting in Las Vegas
By Ileen Kennedy | Sept. 1, 2020
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — In the midst of gunfire, and with a frantic crowd trying to flee from being

Lt. Col. Brandon Holmer, Utah National Guard, fires at paper targets with a pistol during the Tactical Games in Price, Utah, Aug. 29, 2020. Holmer placed first in Master class, and placed first overall.
Utah Guard Claims Top Honors at Tactical Games
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | Aug. 29, 2020
The All Guard Marksmanship Team, composed of several members of the Utah National Guard, claimed top honors at the Tactical Games held in Price, Utah, Aug. 30, 2020.

Soldiers assigned to the 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade are hit by a simulated improvised explosive device during squad movement operations at Camp Williams, Utah, as part of their annual training Aug. 2-15, 2020. Despite the added health protocol restrictions, 204th MEB Soldiers were still able to conduct their required annual training.
Utah Soldiers Train With “Solidarity and Purpose” During Pandemic
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | Aug. 15, 2020
True to their unit motto, the 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Utah National Guard, conducted annual training with “Solidarity and Purpose” and some additional health precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aug. 1-15, 2020, Camp Williams, Bluffdale, Utah.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert  salutes the newly promoted Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Michael J. Turley at the Utah State Capitol, in the Gold Room, Aug. 6, 2020. Gov. Herbert officiated at the ceremony and administered the oath of office. Turley's wife, MaryLou, pinned on his new rank with his family assembled in the Gold Room observing. Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer Nielsen unfurled and posted the two-star flag followed by offering the first salute. 

Due to COVID-19 social distancing those who attended in person were limited. The ceremony was broadcasted on Facebook Live where hundreds were able to be a part of this historical day.
The Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. (P) Michael J. Turley promotes to Major General
By Ileen Kennedy | Aug. 6, 2020
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah--Brig. Gen.(P) Michael J. Turley was officially promoted to the rank of major

Gold Star families were honored during a memorial dedication ceremony Aug. 1, 2020, as Utah's first Gold Star Memorial was unveiled in North Ogden.
Historically the “Gold Star
Utah’s first Gold Star Family Monument unveiled in North Ogden
By Staff Sgt. Timothy Beery | Aug. 5, 2020
NORTH OGDEN, Utah - Gold Star families were honored during a memorial dedication ceremony Aug. 1,

Army National Guard Soldiers participate in a weapons zeroing for the Region VII Best Warrior Competition held at Camp Williams, Utah, July 29, 2020. Guardsmen from Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Hawaii are participating in the competition for the chance to move on to the higher level Army National Guard BWC later this year. Best Warrior Competitions are designed to test Soldiers’ mental and physical endurance with a variety of challenges to help the Army build strong and knowledgeable leaders. (U.S. Army Photo by Pvt. Shae Cox)
Utah Guard Hosts Region VII Best Warrior Competition 
By Staff Sgt. Timothy Beery | Aug. 4, 2020
CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah - Twelve Soldiers from the Western United States and Guam exhausted themselves

Staff Sgt. Jesse Shiner of the Utah Army National Guard participates in a weapons zeroing for the Region VII Best Warrior Competition held at Camp Williams, Utah, July 29, 2020. Guardsmen from Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Hawaii are participating in the competition for the chance to move on to the higher level Army National Guard BWC later this year. Best Warrior Competitions are designed to test Soldiers’ mental and physical endurance with a variety of challenges to help the Army build strong and knowledgeable leaders. (U.S. Army Photo by Pvt. Shae Cox)
Two Utah Guardsmen Give All at Region VII Best Warrior Competition
By Pvt. Shae Cox | Aug. 4, 2020
CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah - Best warrior competitions require a lot of preparation. Utah National Guard

U.S. Senate confirms U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Loh as the next director to lead the Air National Guard.  Loh has served nearly 30 years in the Colorado Air National Guard and has experience in various key leadership roles, such as flight, squadron and group commander as well as the Colorado National Guard assistant adjutant general and adjutant general. Loh is a command pilot with more than 3,200 flight hours, including 2,900 hours and 128 combat flight hours in the F-16A/B/C/D Fighting Falcon.
Senate confirms Loh as next director of the Air National Guard
By ANG Public Affairs Office | July 21, 2020
AIR NATIONAL GUARD READINESS CENTER, Md. - The U.S. Senate confirmed U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen.

Staff Sgt. Wayne “Guido” Gray, California National Guard, engages targets in the Reflexive Fire match July 10, 2020, during the Marksmanship Advisory Council Region Seven Championships at Camp Williams, Bluffdale, Utah. Thirty-four Guard members from California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah spent three intense days in the mountains of Utah competing. Colorado took home the team championship title.
Guard Soldiers achieve marksmanship overmatch in Utah
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | July 17, 2020
LEHI, Utah – At 800 meters from the target, the Soldiers started running. The sun beat down on their

Sgt. Justin Tomlinson with the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) makes his way to the finish line durin the ruck march portion of the state level Utah National Guard Best Warrior Competition held July 7, 2020 at Camp Williams, Utah. The competitors were tested physically and mentally during a long and grueling day that included a rifle range, ruck march, physical fitness test and a military board. The annual competition is designed to challenge and select the best junior enlisted and best noncommissioned officer in the Utah National Guard to move on to the regional competition. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge)
Reforged Best Warrior Competition Names Utah Soldier of the Year
By Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge | July 15, 2020
Utah National Guard's major Army commands and the 151st Air Refueling Wing sent their best

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

Col. Daniel Boyack, commander Utah Air National Guard, promotes to the rank of Brigadier General at a promotion ceremony at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah on June 6, 2020. Boyack assumed his current post in June 2019, and is responsible for the command, control and operations of plans and programs for more than 1,400 Utah Air National Guard Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Winn)
Utah Air National Guard Colonel Daniel Boyack Promoted to Brigadier General
By Maj. Ryan Sutherland | June 8, 2020
Colonel Daniel D. Boyack, who serves as the Commander of the Utah Air National Guard, was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony held on June 6, 2020 at the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base.

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)
151st SFS answers the call
By Maj. Marie Denson | June 8, 2020
Members of the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Security Forces Squadron were called up to state active duty in support of on-going civil unrest following the death of George Floyd.

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,

Soldiers assigned to the Utah National Guard's 1st Battalion, 211th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, Aviation Regiment, depart the Army Aviation Support Facility, West Jordan, Utah, May 7, 2020. The battalion, comprised of three companies of AH-64 Apache helicopters and more than 300 soldiers, will provide combat air support to ground forces during the year-long deployment. (Utah National Guard photo by Ileen.Kennedy)
Utah Guard's Aviation Battalion Deploys During Pandemic 
By Ileen Kennedy | May 13, 2020
In this time of crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic, approximately 300 Utah National Guard Soldiers

On April 16, 2020, Pvt. 1st Class Hope Torok took the final step to join the Utah National Guard, during one of the worst weeks of coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S.
“I’ve worked in retail pretty much all of my working years,” Torok explained. “During Covid-19 in March, I was furloughed from my work since it is considered a non-essential job.”
As a furloughed, non-essential worker, Torok said she had more time to think about what she wanted in life. She decided to sit down with a recruiter.
A message of hope: Utahns volunteer for military service during pandemic
By Spc. Felicia Olmos and Sgt. Nathaniel Free | April 30, 2020
Utahns continue to volunteer for military service despite increased restrictions on recruiting and

Spc. Kalani Bedell, a parachute rigger from the 19th Special Forces Group sews together two layers of fabric in this stage of mask production to protect Utah National Guard Soldiers during the Covid-19 Pandemic April 15, 2020 on Camp Williams. Masks are based on instructions from University of Florida Health, two layers of tightly woven cotton fabric. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Ariel J. Solomon
Parachute Riggers Make Face Masks to Protect the Utah National Guard
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | April 21, 2020
To slow the spread of COVID-19 among Soldiers and Airmen in the Utah National Guard, parachute

Service members assigned to the 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Utah Army National Guard, conduct a meeting via video teleconference April 19, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 204th MEB is among the first National Guard units in the nation to conduct a teleworking drill or
How “Teledrill” Keeps Utah Service Members Safe and Ready
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | April 19, 2020
Service members assigned to the 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Utah Army National Guard, were

An Ecuadorian C-130 loaded with humanitarian aid takes off from Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah, April 10, 2020. The aid, which is part of an ongoing humanitarian aid program, was collected and donated by Charity Anywhere, a Utah based non-profit organization. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Winn)
Utah National Guard helps transfer humanitarian aid to Ecuador
By Tech. Sgt. John Winn | April 13, 2020
Members of the Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing, assisted Charity Anywhere, a Utah

A military linguist competes in site exploitation event of the Polyglot Games during the 300th Military Intelligence Brigade’s 31st Annual Language Conference held March 7-8, 2020, at the Utah National Guard Headquarters in Draper, Utah. Teams and individuals competed in their core military intelligence skills in six different events to include language operational skills test, accent evaluation and site exploitation during the event. The Language Conference is an annual event that brings the military intelligence community together to participate in panel discussions, presentations and cutting-edge lectures on the significant issues and topics important to the language community. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Taylor Lakey-Tamacori).
300 MI hosts 31st Annual Military Intelligence Language Conference
By Spc. Taylor Lakey-Tamacori | April 9, 2020
The 300th Military Intelligence Brigade hosted the 31st annual Military Intelligence Language

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,

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Nathan Reid, poses for a photo in his office February 26, 2020 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah. Reid has been with the unit for just over one year and looks to build upon the units Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program
151st ARW welcomes new SARC
By Tech. Sgt. John Winn | March 17, 2020
In February 2019, Nathan Reid became the first full-time Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for the 151st Air Refueling Wing. After one year on the job, Reid feels like he has hit his stride.

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

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, during the NBA game in Salt Lake City, Feb. 5, 2020. Sandberg currently serves as the human resources non-commissioned officer for the 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade at Camp Williams, Utah.
Jazz Vet of the Game - Honorary Recognition of SFC Sandberg
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | Feb. 11, 2020
Between the first and second quarter of the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets NBA game at Vivint

Soldiers assigned to HHC, 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Utah National Guard, set up a mobile command operations center  in support of the brigade’s mission during field training at Camp Williams, Utah, Nov. 2, 2019. The mobile command center will be housed in a rapidly deployed tent-like structure called the Standard Integrated Command Post System. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Rich Stowell)
The 204th MEB Slotted for Two Annual Training Events in 2020
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | Feb. 11, 2020
The Utah National Guard’s 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Utah National Guard, will be breaking

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 Guard Responds to Mock Disaster on Oahu
By Ileen Kennedy | Jan. 28, 2020
More than 150 members of the Utah National Guard arrived on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, by military

Lt. Col. Kendall Workman, Plans Officer, First Army is going into his 36th continuous year in the military. Workman started his military career as a National Guard Soldier doing 18 years enlisted reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant before attending Officer Candidate School.  Before entering the Active Guard Reserve (AGR) program Workman worked for 25 years at Boeing Commercial Airplane Group. He deployed twice once to Kuwait and again to Iraq.
An Unconventional Career
By Sgt. Aaron Berogan | Jan. 23, 2020
Imagine, if you will, having lived not one but two full careers. A 25-year career in the civilian

The Utah National Guard hosted biathlon athletes from Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Oregon for the Western Regional National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championship at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, in Midway, Utah, January 10-11, 2020. Biathlon is a unique race that combines Nordic skiing and precision marksmanship, which 
 translate directly to key battlefield proficiencies like shoot, move and communicate.
The 2020 National Guard Bureau Western Regional Biathlon Championship
By Capt. Rory Mele | Jan. 16, 2020
The ancient worship of Norse gods meets the modern warrior’s spirit of readiness at the 2020

The 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade hosted its inaugural Maneuver Support Awards Dinner January 11, 2020. Eight Soldiers and a civilian were presented awards, dinner was served and the 23rd Army Band performed during the event.
A Successful First Annual Maneuver Support Awards Dinner
By Sgt. 1st Class Rich Stowell | Jan. 11, 2020
The 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade hosted its inaugural Maneuver Support Awards Dinner January

The SafeUTNG app is now available in the Android and Apple app store, free to download.
In Safe Hands
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | Jan. 10, 2020
A new suicide prevention and awareness app went live Dec. 6, 2019, designed to support Utah National

Members of the Utah National Guard's 640th Regiment, Regional Training Institute went head-to-head at a Best Warrior Competition held January 4-5, 2020, at Camp Williams, Utah, for a chance to claim the RTI's titles of NCO of the Year and Senior NCO of the Year. Staff Sgt. Sams ruck marches 8.5 kilometers through undulating terrain.
The Best Warriors of Fire and Sword
By Master Sgt. Clint Markland | Jan. 8, 2020
The 640th Regiment, Regional Training Institute, conducted a robust Best Warrior Competition on

Military commissaries, exchanges and recreation facilities now available to eligible Utah Veterans, beginning on Jan. 1, 2020. The Department of Defense recently announced expanded commissary, exchange and morale, welfare and recreation retail eligibility.
Utah Military Stores, Recreation Facilities Now Open to Veterans
By Utah’s Department of Veterans and Military Affairs | Jan. 1, 2020
The Department of Defense (DOD) recently announced expanded commissary, exchange and morale, welfare

Stocked shelves with some of the items available at the Draper Family Assistance Center. Items change depending on the time of year.
Soldier and Family Readiness
By Laci Warby | Jan. 1, 2020
Happy New Year and welcome to 2020!  The New Year tends to lead folks to think about new beginnings

BYU professor Dave Wood Wood also serves as a behavioral health officer in the Utah Army National Guard.
BYU photo by Madeline Mortensen
Stronger for Having Served
By news.byu.edu | Nov. 11, 2019
More than one million American men and women are veterans of the War on Terror—that is, veterans who

The annual period for part-time Utah National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to enroll in or change their TRICARE health insurance plan began on Monday, November 11th and ends on Monday, December 9th.
Are You Covered? What You Need to Know About TRICARE Open Season
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | Nov. 11, 2019
The annual period for part-time Utah National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to enroll in or change their

Service members and their supporters from across the state gathered at the Tabernacle on Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah November 8, 2019 for the Utah National Guard’s 64th Annual Veteran’s Day Concert commemorating the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy. The 23rd Army Band joined forces with a combined Granite School District high school choir of some seven hundred students in a celebration of music to “honor the men and women of the ‘greatest generation’, their commitment and sacrifices, and the pivotal role they played” in the nation’s identity.
Honoring the Greatest Generation and Those Who Followed
By Spc. Taylor Lakey-Tamacori | Nov. 9, 2019
Service members and their supporters from across the state gathered at the Tabernacle on Temple

The Utah National Guard hosted a change-of-command and retirement ceremony for its top general officer and commander, the Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton, at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Nov. 7, 2019.

The Governor of Utah, the Honorable Gary R. Herbert, provided remarks and oversaw the event. The ceremony was closed to the general public due to time and space restrictions. On Oct. 17, 2019, Herbert announced the selection of Brig. Gen. Michael J. Turley to serve as the adjutant general of the UTNG. Turley  took over for Burton effective Nov. 7, 2019.
Retirement of Maj. Gen. Jefferson S. Burton
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | Nov. 7, 2019
The Utah National Guard hosted a retirement ceremony for its top general officer and commander, the

The Utah National Guard hosted a change-of-command and retirement ceremony for its top general officer and commander, the Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton, at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Nov. 7, 2019.

The Governor of Utah, the Honorable Gary R. Herbert, provided remarks and oversaw the event. The ceremony was closed to the general public due to time and space restrictions. On Oct. 17, 2019, Herbert announced the selection of Brig. Gen. Michael J. Turley to serve as the adjutant general of the UTNG. Turley  took over for Burton effective Nov. 7, 2019.
Brig. Gen. Michael J. Turley Assumes Command of the Utah National Guard
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | Nov. 7, 2019
On Oct. 17, 2019, the Honorable Gary R. Herbert, Governor of Utah, announced the selection of Brig.

A Czech Republic soldier prepares to present awards during a during a ceremony in Prostejov, Oct. 25, 2019, marking a successful six-month tour to Western Afghanistan. During the ceremony, Special Forces Soldiers from the Czech Republic and Texas Army National Guard received awards, distinctions and badges of honor as an appreciation for their successful service abroad and excellent representation of their homeland. The Texas Military Department and the Czech Republic have participated in the U.S. Department of State’s Partnership Program cooperation since 1993 with the Nebraska National Guard, in support of the U.S. European Command Theater Security Cooperation Strategy. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Pena)
19th Special Forces Soldiers Honored by the Czech Republic
By Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Pena | Oct. 25, 2019
Soldiers assigned to 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces, Texas Army National Guard, were awarded the

2nd Lt. Carter briefs adjustments to the plan at the Objective Rally Point (ORP) in preparation for field interrogations, during a training exercise in Cache Valley National Forest, August 11, 2019.
Military Intelligence Soldiers Conduct Training in Northern Utah
By Sgt. First Class Dustin Waite | Sept. 30, 2019
Soldiers from B Company, and IC Detachment of the 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion

Members of the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) participate in a change of command and retirement ceremony on Camp Williams, Utah 14 September 2019. The unit received a new commanding officer and a new command sergeant major. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by, PFC. Jacob Jesperson)
19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) welcomes new leadership
By Sgt. James Bunn | Sept. 19, 2019
The 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) said farewell to two of senior leaders and welcomed two new

West Valley City receives Freedom Award
West Valley City receives Freedom Award
By Ileen Kennedy | Sept. 18, 2019
West Valley City was awarded the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award and held a

Governor's Day 2019
Soldiers and Airman Celebrate the 65th Annual Governors Day
By Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cloward | Sept. 14, 2019
Approximately 7,000 Air and Army National Guardsman stood in formation on Tarbet Field at Camp

CHRISTINE M. BURCKLE
Utah’s First Female General to be Awarded Legion of Merit at Retirement Ceremony
By D.J. Gibb, 801-716-9063 | Aug. 28, 2019
Brig. Gen. Christine Burckle of the Utah Air National Guard will receive the Legion of Merit, one of

During a combined change of command/responsibility ceremony for the 65th Field Artillery Brigade (65th FAB) held at Camp Williams, August 24, 2019, Col. Adam L. Robinson relinquished command to Col. Steven Fairbourn, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ryan K. Josie handed responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer Nielsen.
65th Field Artillery Brigade Change of Command
By Sgt. Jordan Hack | Aug. 24, 2019
The 65th Field Artillery Brigade (65th FAB), 'America's Thunder,' conducted a combined change of

Soldiers and participate in the 300th Miltary Intelligence Brigade Change of Command Ceremony,  August 10, 2019 at the Draper Utah National Guard Headquarters Bilding (U.S. Army Photo By Sgt. Nathan J. Baker)
300th MI Change of Command 2019
By Sgt. Nathan Baker | Aug. 20, 2019
Soldiers of the 300th Military Intelligence Brigade come to celebrate the successes of outgoing

Bulgarian and Ukrainian Special Operations Forces fast-rope from a U.S. Army MH-60M Blackhawk helicopter assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) near Yambol, Bulgaria June 17, 2019, as part of Exercise Trojan Footprint 19. Trojan Footprint is an annual U.S. Special Operations Command Europe-led exercise that incorporates Allied and partner special operations forces, this year's exercise brought together 1400 SOF from ten nations for training over land, sea and air across Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and the Black Sea.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Monique O’Neill)
Green Beret Citizen Soldiers make their mark at Trojan Footprint
By Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes | Aug. 13, 2019
When most people imagine the U.S. Army National Guard, they might think of Soldiers responding to

On August 9, 2019, four Soldiers from the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) returned to Utah following a six-month tour to Panzer Kaserne, Germany in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve and the European Deterrence Initiative.
Colorado and Utah National Guardsman receive their German Jump wings while deployed
By Sgt. Jake Cox | Aug. 9, 2019
On August 9, 2019, four Soldiers from the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) returned to Utah

Members of the Polish Territorial Defense Forces receive training in checkpoint vehicle clearing techniques from members of West Virginia Army National Guard (WVARNG) Special Forces during Ridge Runner 19-02, June 24, 2019, in West Virginia. Ridge Runner is a WVARNG training program that provides various National Guard, active duty, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ally nation armed forces with training in irregular and asymmetrical warfare tactics and operations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo illustration by Edwin Wriston.) (This photo has been altered for security purposes by blurring out faces.)
Special Forces Soldiers train with Polish, Latvian allies in West Virginia
By Capt. Holli Nelson | Aug. 3, 2019
West Virginia Army National Guard (WVARNG) Special Forces Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 19th

Top down clockwise:
Ty'lene, Army Guard; Tayva, Air Guard; Tiara, Air Force;
Taryn, Navy; Tambra, Army Guard.
Five Sisters - Five Different Paths to Military Service
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | July 9, 2019
Tiara Puro was 17 years old when her father handed her a recruiting brochure for the Utah Army

The Oak Springs Utah Fire started at the machine gun range of Camp Williams and burned approximately 200 acres before it was stopped at fire breaks, July 15, 2019. Three helicopters, thirteen brush trucks, two dozers, a grader, and over sixty personnel managed to contain the fire.
Utah Guard Quickly Subdues Wild Fire at Camp Williams
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | July 7, 2019
CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah –The Utah National Guard responded to a fire that started during training at the

Spc. Gregory Thomson (far left), Utah Army National Guard, interprets for a media role player during cordon and search training with the Kazakhstani Ground Forces at Exercise Steppe Eagle 19 at Chilikemer Training Area near Almaty, Kazakhstan, June 25, 2019. Kazakhstan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan all sent participants for the exercise, while India, Turkey, and Uzbekistan sent observers. Steppe Eagle 19 is an annual U.S. Army Central-led exercise that promotes regional stability and interoperability in the Central and South Asia region.
Utah linguists enhance Exercise Steppe Eagle 19
By Staff Sgt. Adrian Borunda | June 27, 2019
Utah Army National Guard Linguists' dual-language skills made them valuable assets at Steppe Eagle 19, an annual, multinational exercise meant to enhance coalition interoperability and operational readiness, promote regional security, and improve military cooperation in the Central and South Asia region.

Major General Jeff Burton, the adjutant general; Allan Matheson, executive director of the Department of Environmental Quality; Joshua Emfield, deputy director for Congressman Curtis; Larry Ellertson, advisor to Congressman Curtis; Don Summit, engineer with Construction Facilities Management Office and other members of the Utah National Guard flew on a UH-60 Black Hawk to view the burn scar left from the Coal Hollow Fire on Loafer Mountain located at the south end of Utah County, June 19, 2019.
Utah Guard Revisits Coal Hollow Fire Area to Survey Burn Scars
By Ileen Kennedy | June 20, 2019
On June 19, 2019, a beautiful morning with blue sky and sunshine, the Utah National Guard flew a

Utah Army National Guard Soldiers SGT Amber Guel (front), of the 141st Military Intelligence Battalion and SFC Brian Andelin of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 300th Military Intelligence Brigade, participate in the Operational Skills Test during the 2019 Polyglot Games at the brigade’s 30th Annual Language Conference, March 2019.
Breaking the Language Barrier
By Chase Whitlock and Matthew Liptak | June 20, 2019
300th Military Intelligence Brigade Hosts Unique Joint ConferenceCOL Joseph Green wasn’t bragging

Soldiers from the United Kingdom and Canada perform Trooping the Colour in observance of the Queen’s birthday during Panther Strike, June 8, 2019 at Camp Williams, Utah. Panther Strike is an annual exercise organized by the 300 Military Intelligence Brigade, that is centered upon developing the skill level of active duty and reserve military intelligence Soldiers and units. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Nathan Baker)
Panther Strike 2019
By Sgt. 1st Class John Etheridge | June 18, 2019
Several hundred Soldiers from around the country and around the world arrived at Camp Williams, Utah

National Guard members will soon see changes to the program that allows them to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouse or children that will limit the time frame they can initiate that transfer. Set to go in effect July 12, Guard members will need to have served six years before they can transfer benefits and they must transfer the benefits by the time they hit 16 years of service. Additionally, Guard members extend their enlistment contract by at least four years to transfer benefits.
Changes in GI Bill transfer benefits coming July 12
By Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy | June 18, 2019
ARLINGTON, Va. – Provisions allowing Guard members to transfer some or all of their Post- 9/11 GI

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Farnsworth, a medical provider, and U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Nicole Ligeza, a public health specialist, both assigned to the Utah Air National Guard, examine an X-ray during the humanitarian civic assistance component of exercise African Lion 2019 in Tata, Morocco, March 28, 2019. African Lion 2019 is a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-sponsored, U.S. African Command-scheduled, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa-led, joint and combined exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Morocco. African Lion offers an opportunity for participation in a multinational exercise to enhance professional relationships and allow support for interoperability of forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Danny Whitlock)
Utah Air National Guard participates in African Lion 2019
By Staff Sgt. Danny Whitlock | June 17, 2019
Approximately 80 members of the Utah National Guard participated in the humanitarian civic

U.S. Army Cpl. Jasmine McCarthy, a signals intelligence analyst and an Arabic linguist with the Utah National Guard participated in the humanitarian civic assistance portion of exercise African Lion 2019, March 25-April 3rd, 2019 in Tata, Morocco. African Lion is an annual, combined multilateral exercises designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating a strong partnership between nation’s militaries. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Martha Castleton)
Utah Soldier speaks the language
By Maj. Janine Smith | June 16, 2019
Learning a different language is no easy undertaking; sustaining it is even harder. One way to

Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Simper on his way to the top of the rock with adaptive resources, March 2019 Fort Carson, Colorado. (Photo credit: Fort Carson WTU)
Pushing Yourself to the Limit
By MaryTherese Griffin | June 12, 2019
You probably never realize how much you need your thumb until you can’t use it. Sgt. 1st Class

All Branches of Utah's military gathered for an evening at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 8, 2019.
Utah Military Ball 2019
By Spc. Elizabeth Johnson | June 9, 2019
This year’s Military Ball was held at The Grand America Hotel, June 8, 2019, commemorating the 75th

Col. Joseph Green Command Photo, Commander of the 300th Military Intelligence Brigade, Oct. 10, 2018.
Joseph Green: Fully Committed
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | June 4, 2019
Friday, December 15, 1989: Panama names Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega the “maximum leader of the

Eighteen Soldiers from the 174th Cyber Protection Team stand on the stage of the Utah National Guard's Draper headquarters during their departure ceremony Jan. 2, 2019.
The Online Battle
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | May 20, 2019
It was a hot Saturday afternoon in July 2005. U.S. forces quickly surrounded an internet café on the

Members of the 65th Field Artillery greet the awaiting crowd upon their return from a Middle East deployment Jan 31 to the Rolland R. Wright Air Base, Salt Lake City.
65th Field Artillery Brigade Home from Middle East
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | May 20, 2019
More than 100 Soldiers from the Utah Army National Guard’s 65th Field Artillery Brigade, ‘America’s

Tech Sgt. Sean Price, a boom operator with the 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard, stands with his wife Kelly, Utah Governor Gary Herbert and The Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard, Major General Jefferson Burton, April 22, 2019 at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, Utah. Price was presented with the Utah Cross award for providing lifesaving first aid to an injured driver. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Winn)
Utah Air Guardsmen awarded the Utah Cross
By Staff Sgt. Whitlock Danny | April 22, 2019
Tech. Sgt. Sean Price, a boom operator assigned to the 151st Air Refueling Wing, was awarded the

Soldiers from the Forward Support Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Alpha), pass through southern Utah as they conduct convoy operations on Utah highways, March 9-10 in perpetration for their upcoming training exercise in Canada.
Soldiers Take to Utah Highways
By Lt. Col. Choli Ence | April 18, 2019
Soldiers from Forward Support Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Alpha), conducted convoy operations, March 9-10, 2019, in perpetration for their upcoming training exercise in Canada.

Families and friends gather at the Roland R. Wright Air Base to greet the approximately 100 Soldiers from Echo Battery, 1st Battalion, 145th Field Artillery, “Big Red” as they returned from a 10-month Middle East deployment April 9.
Utah Guard’s “Big Red” Artillery Battalion Returns from Middle East Deployment
By Ileen Kennedy | April 18, 2019
The crowd at the Roland R. Wright Air Base erupted in cheers as the police escorted plane taxied up to the large north hangar doors with approximately 100 Soldiers from Echo Battery, 1st Battalion, 145th Field Artillery, “Big Red” returned from a 10-month Middle East deployment April 9.

Boy Scouts and volunteers unload food at the Community Action Services and Food Bank in Orem, March 16, 2019 during Scouting for Food.
Annual Scouting for Food Drive Brings Communities Together
By Capt. Laureen MacGregor and Sgt. Jordan Hack | April 16, 2019
Hundreds of Utah National Guardsmen, Boy Scouts and community leaders participated in the annual

Members of the Utah National Guard provide assistance following a nuclear fallout scenario exercise at Camp Williams in Bluffdale to showcase the Homeland Response Force’s capabilities on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The training involved drills on on responding to a 10-kiloton nuclear blast and included rescue, extraction, decontamination and medical attention.
Utah’s HRF Trains for the Worst
By By Sgt. Tim Berry | March 23, 2019
On a normal weekend, the sight of men and women donning full chemical suits and driving rescue

A U.S. Special Operations Forces soldier pulls security during a nighttime reconnaissance mission outside Enslwang, a simulated town at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, January 27, 2018. Roughly 4,100 troops from 10 nations are participating in Allied Spirit VIII, a multinational training exercise designed to test participants' readiness and capabilities.  (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Benjamin Haulenbeek)
Green Berets mentor U.S., Albanian and Lithuanian forces during Allied Spirit VIII
By Army Sgt. Karen Sampson, Joint Multinational Readiness Center | March 2, 2019
U.S. Army 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) served as Observer-Coach-Trainers during

Members of the Utah National Guard Homeland Response Force (HRF) participated in regional disaster training in Missouri, May 14-18, 2018, as part of the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) exercise hosted by the Missouri National Guard. The UTNG 116th Engineer Company trained with members of Missouri Task Force One during search and extraction missions, shoring of unstable structures and breaching of structures to reach hypothetical patients.
Utah Homeland Response Force trains in Missouri seismic zone
By Staff Sgt. Lalita Laksbergs | May 25, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Members of the Utah National Guard Homeland Response Force (HRF) participated in

Sergeant 1st Class Aaron Sanford, a maintenance supervisor, Delta Battery, 1st Battalion, 145th Field Artillery Regiment, gives commands to his platoon following their departure from a UH-60 Black Hawk near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Feb. 28, 2018.
Utah Guard Artillery Soldiers Train in Kuwait
By Army Spc. Joshua P. Morris | March 6, 2018
Utah National Guard artillery soldiers deployed to Kuwait left their cannon behind during Operation Diamond Strike, a training exercise that tested their combat skills in an urban environment.

Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton, the Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard, hands the 151st Air Refueling Wing guidon to Col. Ryan Ogan, the new commander of the 151st ARW, during the change of command ceremony held at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base on Nov. 4, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards)
151st ARW conducts change of command
By Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards | Nov. 6, 2017
The Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing conducted a change of command ceremony on

The Army’s birthday was observed with a cake-cutting ceremony by the youngest Soldier present (Pfc. Giovani Hernandez - 3rd person) and by the oldest (Master Sgt. Steven Peters - 2nd person), assisted by 76th ORC Commander, Maj. Gen. Ricky L. Waddell (1st person) and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Robinson (4th person), during the 76th ORC's Utah Army Ball, June 11, at the Living Planet Aquarium, Salt Lake City.
Fort Douglas-based Army Reserve unit hosted a Utah Army Ball
By Maj. Michael Garcia | June 16, 2016
The 76th Operational Response Command (ORC), Commander, Maj. Gen. Ricky L. Waddell, hosted a Utah Army Ball in celebration of the United States Army’s 241st birthday with nearly 300 people in attendance, Saturday, June 11, at the Living Planet Aquarium, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Col. Susan Melton and Lt. Col. Robert Taylor accept the Air Force Association Air National Guard Outstanding Unit Award for the 151st Maintenance Group at a ceremony in National Harbor, Md. on Sept. 14, 2015. (Photo by Brittany Gray/Released)
Utah's 151st Maintenance Group wins ANG Outstanding Unit Award
By Staff Sgt. Annie Edwards | Sept. 30, 2015
The 151st Maintenance Group was awarded the Air Force Association 2015 Air National Guard

Senior Airman Justin Lemon gets a last kiss from his wife and baby before boarding his flight at the Salt Lake City International airport on February 3, 2011. Airman Lemon is one of the 33 members with the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Security Forces Squadron who left for a six-month deployment to Iraq.(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn)(RELEASED)
151st SFS deploys to Iraq
By Senior Airman Lillian Harnden | Feb. 13, 2011
Approximately 33 Guardsmen from the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Security Forces Squadron

Sgt. Jill Stevens, a member of 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation, Utah National Guard, was crowned Miss Utah Saturday evening, June 30, at the annual pageant held at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City.
Utah National Guard Soldier Crowned Miss Utah
By Utah National Guard | July 2, 2007
DRAPER, Utah - Sgt. Jill Stevens, a member of 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation, Utah National Guard,