Utah sends two Soldiers and an Airman to the Region VII Best Warrior Competition

Utah National Guard Public Affairs

Utah National Guard Public Affairs Office



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As we work together to get through a national crisis during these unprecedented times, communication is more important than ever. The Utah National Guard's Public Affairs Office is committed to ensuring timely and relevant information is made available to our service members, their families, employers and our local communities.


Our website has quickly become a one-stop online resource. During the past year, we have added a significant amount of information, videos, workouts and many other resources. We remain committed to getting you the most important and relevant information.


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News Stories

When You’re in Trouble, Call a First Sergeant
October 30, 2020
A first sergeant talks to another soldier

Joint Task Force Pioneer helps Utahns clean up wind debris
September 17, 2020
Utah Governor Gary Herbert stand with Soldiers at a debris waste collection site.

From one battalion to another: the 489th cases its colors, while the 625th unveils
September 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

Utah National Guard’s 10th Senior Enlisted Leader retires
September 3, 2020
The Utah National Guard wished a fond farewell to  Command Sgt.  Maj. Eric Anderson during a celebratory retirement ceremony, Thursday, Sept 3.

Guardsman receives Utah Medal of Valor for heroism during mass shooting in Las Vegas
September 1, 2020
For his brave and heroic actions, Gov. Gary R. Herbert presented the Utah Medal of Valor to Sgt. Chasen Brown, Sept. 1, 2020, for his disregard to his own personal safety, on that tragic day, also known as one of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States.

Utah Guard Claims Top Honors at Tactical Games
August 29, 2020
All Guard Marksmanship Team claimed top honors at the Tactical Games, hosted at the North Springs Shooting Range in Price, Utah, Aug. 29-30, 2020. The Tactical Games is an open competition where shooter-athletes must accomplish physically demanding, combat-related tasks within certain time constraints.

The competition also provided a way for National Guard members to identify weaknesses in their overall fitness and put their gear to the test in an austere environment.

Utah Soldiers Train With “Solidarity and Purpose” During Pandemic
August 15, 2020
Members of the 204th MEB were airlifted to a nearby tactical command post by the 2nd General Support Battalion,211th Aviation Regiment aircrews who provided in-air medical care.

The Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. (P) Michael J. Turley promotes to Major General
August 6, 2020
The Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Michael J. Turley  with his family at the Utah State Capitol, in the Gold Room, after his promotion ceremony Aug. 6, 2020. Gov. Gary R. 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.

Utah’s first Gold Star Family Monument unveiled in North Ogden
August 5, 2020
The focus of the memorial is to preserve the memory of fallen service members and allow their families some degree of closure and perhaps some comfort in knowing the community hasn’t forgotten them.

Utah Guard Hosts Region VII Best Warrior Competition 
August 4, 2020
Twelve Soldiers from the Western United States and Guam exhausted themselves physically and mentally over three blisteringly hot days at Camp Williams, July 28-30, to be named the Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year during the 2020 National Guard Region VII Best Warrior Competition

Press Releases
Utah’s MCPOD Soldiers Return Home from Afghanistan
August 27, 2019
4th ID MCPOD homecoming

Ribbon Cutting for Utah Guard’s new Special Forces Readiness Center
August 6, 2019
Ribbon Cutting for Utah Guard’s Special Forces Headquarters

Utah National Guard Supports the 58th Annual Freedom Academy – Leadership and Freedom Training for Tomorrow’s Leaders
July 23, 2019
Freedom Academy 2018

Utah Guard fights the Oak Springs Utah Fire at Camp Williams
July 7, 2019
Oak Springs Utah Fire

West Valley City selected as recipient of The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
June 19, 2019
West Valley City Police Sgt. and member of the 419th Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserve, Robert Brinton, stands beside WVC Mayor Ron Bigelow. West Valley City recently received the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest award presented by the Secretary of Defense to a U.S. business.  Only fifteen employers per year receive this coveted honor.

Utah National Guard’s New Website Launches Today
June 13, 2019

Utah Guard Soldiers Return from Iraq Deployment in Time for Mother’s Day
May 8, 2019
Soldier assigned to 2-211th Aviation Regiment reunites with his family after 11 months

Civic and State Leaders to Receive Award at Utah National Guard’s Honorary Colonels Corps Dinner
May 1, 2019
The Utah National Guard will host its 58th Annual Bronze Minuteman Awards Dinner to honor civic and state leaders at Salt Lake’s Little America Hotel, May 2, 2019.

Utah Guard Hosts Active Shooter Training with State and Federal Agencies
April 10, 2019
Utah Guard Hosts Active Shooter Training with State and Federal Agencies