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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.


The Utah National Guard continues to be a premiere organization with amazing Soldiers, Airmen, and families. We are always looking to share your story. Please feel free to contact our office at any time at ng.ut.utarng.list.pao@army.mil or (801) 432-4407.

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News Stories

Utah National Guard supports the 24th annual Spanish Fork Flag Retirement Ceremony
July 15, 2022
Soldier salutes flags in a fire pit during a flag retirement ceremony.

Utah Guard hosts 60th annual Freedom Academy
July 15, 2022
High school students stand with hands over heart.

Utah National Guard opens new Special Operations Live-Fire Shoot House
July 11, 2022
Left to right: Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer Nielsen, senior enlisted leader, Utah National Guard; Troy Carr, Herriman City Chief of Police; and Sgt. Josh Jennings, Herriman City Police tour the Special Operations Forces Live-Fire Shoot House (SOF LFSH) after the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Camp Williams, Utah, July 11, 2022.

Utah Air National Guard EOD flight responds to an emergency
June 30, 2022
The Utah Air National Guard Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron was tasked to execute an Emergency detonation of several depleted uranium rounds that had been compromised on June 23, 2022 at Tooele Army Depot, UT.

Utah and Moroccan Paratroopers Exchange Jump Wings
June 27, 2022
Several soldiers pose in front of the tailgate of a c-130 Aircraft

Utah National Guard Engineers Train at Dinosaur National Monument
June 22, 2022
A Soldier in 3rd Platoon, 116th Engineer Company, 1457th Engineer Battalion, Utah National Guard guides an excavator operator while installing a new cattle guard at Dinosaur National Monument, June 13, 2022

Utah Army and Air National Guard provide medical aid to Moroccan civilians
June 22, 2022
U.S. Army Spc. Rebecca Sipe and a Maj. Boyd Bandy clean the teeth of a Moroccan man at the Humanitarian Civic Assistance (HCA) center in Taliouine, Morocco June 22, 2022

Utah’s Apache Helicopters Arrive in Morocco
June 20, 2022
A group of soldiers push an Apache helicopter off of a C-5 Airplane.

Utah, Moroccan, and Tunisian Paratroopers Jump Together at African Lion 22
June 19, 2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling, commander of Southern European Task Force, Africa, accompanied by Soldiers assigned to the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Utah Army National Guard, and Royal Moroccan Army soldiers stand at the back of a Moroccan C-130 for a group photo during the friendship airborne operation in Grier Labouihi, Morocco, as part of African Lion 22, June 19, 2022.

Utah National Guard Members Arrive in Morocco for African Lion 22
June 17, 2022
U.S. Army soldiers work with Moroccan Royal Armed Forces soldiers in an operations center.

Press Releases
Utah Air National Guard Airman dies during routine deployment
December 1, 2022

Utah National Guard to host Annual Veterans Day Concert commemorating the Korean War
November 9, 2022
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.

Utah National Guard to conduct multi-agency disaster response exercise
November 6, 2022
Soldiers with 2nd General Aviation Support Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment transport patients on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to the Riverton Hospital helicopter pad to be treated at the emergency room.

3rd annual Vets Vittles event to distribute food and items to military and veteran families
November 2, 2022
Vet's Vittles
A Nourish the Service Thanksgiving Food Distribution for all active-duty, Guard, and Reserve military, veterans, caregivers, and Gold Star Families.

ESGR Presented Awards to Civic Leaders
October 26, 2022
Gov. Spencer Cox received both the ESGR’s Seven Seals Award and the Patriot Award. Mr. Gary Harter, executive director for the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs, and Mr. Jon Pierpont, chief of staff to the governor and former executive director of the Utah Department of Workforce Services, also received the ESGR Seven Seals Award at a ceremony on Oct. 26, 2022.

UTNG’s Recruiting Battalion and Wildcat Battalion ROTC program host the Wildcat Challenge for all JROTC high school programs in the state
October 4, 2022
JROTC cadets receive training on the rappel tower at Camp Williams, Utah, as part of the Wildcat Challenge, Sept. 30, 2022.

Utah National Guard hosts 67th Governor’s Day
September 22, 2022
Soldiers and airmen stand in formation before marching in a pass in review.

Utah Army National Guard Colonel Paul Peters to be promoted to Brigadier General
September 16, 2022
Portrait of Col. Paul Peters

Utah Air National Guard to conduct unprecedented Joint Force exercise
September 7, 2022
F-35As from Hill Air Force Base, Utah fly beside a KC-135R Stratotanker during air refueling operations over Utah Oct. 26, 2021.

Soldiers from the Utah National Guard’s 65th Field Artillery Brigade deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
September 1, 2022
AN/TPQ50-LMCR Light weight counter mortar radar vehicle