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 Air National Guard transports life-saving equipment to Nepal
August 30, 2021
Representatives from the Ministry of Health and Population, USAID and the Utah National Guard greet each other as medical supplies to help aid Nepal’s COVID-19 response are offloaded from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the Utah National Air Guard.

Utah National Guard and Honorary Colonels recognize pillars of the community with Bronze Minuteman Awards
August 18, 2021
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Jeff Burton (center), the previous adjutant general of the Utah National Guard, receives the Bronze Minuteman award

High-school seniors from across Utah gather to pass on torch of freedom
August 9, 2021
Freedom Academy delegates pose in front of the Utah State Capitol building

America’s Thunder welcomes new commander
August 9, 2021
Col. Shawn M. Fuellenbach, the incoming commander of the 65th Field Artillery Brigade passes the organizational colors to Maj. Gen. Michael Turley, the adjutant general, Utah National Guard, during a change-of-command ceremony Aug. 8, 2021, at Camp Williams, Utah.

WWII Veteran, Warren Olsen, celebrates his 100th birthday
August 2, 2021
Soldier saluting

Two Utah Soldiers Compete in National Best Warrior Contest, One Wins Title
July 28, 2021
A staff sergeant (name withheld for security) from the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) navigates the obstacle course during the U.S. Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Navajo Military Reservation, Arizona July 21, 2021.

The Utah National Guard Celebrates Pride Month in June
June 28, 2021
Capt. Melissa Stenquist

19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) holds Redeployment Ceremony Tactical Unmanned Aerial System Platoon
June 24, 2021
The Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Platoon, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), held a redeployment ceremony at the Aaron Butler Readiness Center, Camp Williams, Utah, June 23, 2021.

19th SFG(A) Command Sergeant Major retires, credits family, friends, leaders for distinguished 33-year career
June 24, 2021
A retirement ceremony was held for Sgt. Maj. Jason R. Legler at the Aaron Butler Readiness Center, Camp Williams, Utah, June 23, 2021. Legler last served as command sergeant majorof the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

144th Area Support Medical Company treat Soldiers and forges strong camaraderie during African Lion 21
June 20, 2021
Soldiers from the 932nd Forward Resuscitative Surgical Team train for surgical procedures, June 8, 2021, near Cap Draa, Morocco during African Lion 21.

Press Releases
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

New Assistant Adjutant General for Utah Army National Guard
March 11, 2022
Col. Joseph W. Green

Utah National Guard breaks ground for new Nephi Readiness Center
March 10, 2022
Utah National Guard leadership joined community partners in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Nephi Readiness Center Mar. 10, 2022, in Nephi, Utah.

151st ARW to honor Col. Gail Halvorsen with flyover during graveside service
February 22, 2022
A KC-135 Stratotanker airplane flies over a cemetery

151st Air Refueling Wing change of command
February 5, 2022
Four Airmen on stage passing around the organizational colors.

Utah National Guard to assist long-term care facilities, amid omicron surge
February 2, 2022
One person checks the blood pressure of another person.