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.


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 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.

Making a Move: Logistics and the Success of an Exercise
June 14, 2022
A gun crew from Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 145th Field Artillery, Utah National Guard, lines up their M109 Paladin for day of live fire during Western Strike 22, June 11, 2022, at Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho.

Lightning Strikes: Summoning America’s Thunder
June 14, 2022
Gun crews from 2nd Battalion, 222nd Field Artillery Regiment, 65th Field Artillery Brigade, Utah Army National Guard, begin preparing their equipment for a day of fire missions as part of Western Strike 22 at Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho, June 11, 2022.

North Carolina National Guard forward observers provide fire support to National Guard units from four different states at Western Strike 22
June 14, 2022
Forward observers await UH-60 helicopters for transport to new observation areas for training on marking artillery targets during Western Strike 22, June 9, 2022.

Two Utah Soldiers awaken "Warrior Spirit" at Region VII Best Warrior Competition
June 4, 2022
soldier poses with award

Honoring a war hero who delivered hope
May 31, 2022
Brig. Gen. Frank Gräfe, the defense attaché from the Federation of Germany to the United States, (left) and Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Boyack, Commander of the Utah Air National Guard & Assistant Adjutant General-Air, (right) pose using the iconic “thumbs up” that Gail Halvorsen was known for on May 20th at the Provo City Cemetary.

Armed Forces Day Concert recognizes UTNG State of Utah Service Members of the Year
May 21, 2022
A band director directs a band

Camp Williams adds a Premiere Search and Extraction Training Site to Benefit the Homeland Response Force, State, Region, and Nation.
May 11, 2022
A line of people cut a red ribbon in a ceremony.

A Family's Faith: Chosin Soldier Comes Home
May 3, 2022
Uniformed veterans and an honor guard soldier salute the American flag draped casket of a deceased soldier.

The Utah National Guard Celebrates Women’s History Month in March 2022
March 31, 2022
Chief Warrant Officer4 Deena Haag

Press Releases
Utah National Guard hosts 34th annual Military Intelligence Language Conference
February 9, 2023
National Guard Soldier’s compete in the Polyglot Games as part of the 2018 Military Intelligence Language Conference hosted by the 300th Military Intelligence Brigade and held at the Utah National Guard Headquarters in Draper, Utah .

Utah National Guard supports Boy Scouts for the 37th annual Scouting for Food Drive
February 9, 2023

Utah National Guard’s CST to support Super Bowl LVII
February 8, 2023
Staff Sgt. Zach Martin, a member of the Utah National Guard 85th Weapons of Mass Destruction–Civil Support Team, uses a Joint Chemical Agent Detector while conducting Joint Hazard Assessment Team operations in the NFL Experience, on the days leading up to Super Bowl LVII, in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, Feb. 7, 2023.

Soldiers from the Utah National Guard’s Main Command Post Operation Detachment deploy in support of U.S. European Command
January 5, 2023

New Command Chief Warrant Officer for Utah Army National Guard
December 3, 2022
CW5 William Erickson

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.