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

Making a Move: Logistics and the Success of an Exercise
June 14, 2022
A soldier works with a crane on the back of a military vehicle

Lightning Strikes: Summoning America’s Thunder
June 14, 2022
Sgt. Timothy Flowers, a crew chief with 2nd Battalion, 211 Aviation Regiment, Utah Army National Guard, helps clear the airspace for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during Western Strike 22 at Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho, June 4, 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
An observer controller/trainer, and opposing forces roleplayers watch as forward observers load into UH-60 Helicopters as they begin a training mission 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
Award recipients are being recognized on a stage

Camp Williams adds a Premiere Search and Extraction Training Site to Benefit the Homeland Response Force, State, Region, and Nation.
May 11, 2022
Soldier rappels on side of building with dummy attached simulating a casualty

A Family's Faith: Chosin Soldier Comes Home
May 3, 2022
A veteran Marine gives a medal to family members of deceased Soldier.

The Utah National Guard Celebrates Women’s History Month in March 2022
March 31, 2022
Family posing for photo

2-222 Field Artillery Battalion “Triple Deuce” holds reunion for former and current members
March 19, 2022
A group of people pose for a photo.

Press Releases
Utah Army National Guard makes history with promotion of first female to chief warrant officer 5
August 23, 2022
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kayce Clark pilots a helicopter

Utah National Guard’s Region VIII Homeland Response Forces conducts readiness validation exercise
August 4, 2022
Soldier rappels on side of building with dummy attached simulating a casualty

Utah National Guard opens new Special Operations Live-Fire Shoot House
July 10, 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 National Guard ships AH-64D Apaches to Morocco for African Lion 22
June 17, 2022
Two mechanics work on an Apache Helicopter

Utah National Guard and the Honorary Colonels Corps host 60th Annual Bronze Minuteman Awards Dinner
June 10, 2022
Mrs. Jennie Taylor portrait

65th FAB leads multi-state XCTC exercise at Orchard Combat Training Center in Idaho
June 8, 2022
A High Mobility Artillery Rocket System engages its target during a qualification event during Western Strike 22 at Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho, June 6, 2022.

Investigation completed for the two Utah Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawks involved in training accident
April 21, 2022
A Chinook helicopter sling loads a Black Hawk helicopter airframe.

Utah Air Colonel Kurt Davis to be promoted to Brigadier General
April 7, 2022
Col. Kurt Davis

Utah National Guard ends historic COVID 19 mission
March 17, 2022
two soldiers prepare a syringe for vaccinations.

Brig. Gen. Tyler B. Smith retires from the Utah Army National Guard
March 15, 2022
Brig. Gen. Tyler B. Smith