In collaboration with the Utah Jazz, NBA Basketball Team, the Utah Air National Guard, is proud to announce the unveiling of the captivating new nose art on a KC-135 aircraft. This initiative not only serves as a morale booster for our brave servicemen and servicewomen but also reflects the golden age of nose art in World War II while paying homage to our community.
Nose art has a rich history within the Armed Forces, originating during the Second World War when aircraft became the canvas for artistic expressions of individuality and pride. Evolving from the more risqué artwork of the past to nose art that has transformed into a powerful means of representing our values, traditions, and connection to the community.
By embracing our military heritage and drawing inspiration from the past, we honor the men and women who served before us and their significant contributions to our nation's history. The new Utah Jazz nose art on the KC-135 exemplifies this evolution by respectfully showcasing our connection to the state we represent, fostering stronger relationships with community members and organizations.
Utah Jazz, a dedicated supporter of the United States military, understands the importance of supporting those who defend our nation. We are particularly grateful for the support of Utah Jazz, an organization that has shown immense dedication to the Utah National Guard. Through their generous contributions, they enable members and their families to access entertainment options that enhance their well-being and provide much-needed respite.
The unveiling of the new nose art on the KC-135 symbolizes our commitment to maintaining the spirit of camaraderie, resilience, and honor that defines the Utah Air National Guard. It serves as a reminder of our collective duty to uphold the legacy of those who have gone before us while inspiring future generations of service members.
We invite the local media, military personnel, and members of the Utah Jazz team to join us for the momentous unveiling ceremony, which will take place on Wednesday, July 19, at Roland R. Wright Air Guard Base at 9:00 a.m. This event will provide an opportunity to witness the beauty and artistry of the new nose art, to learn about its historical significance, and to engage with the remarkable men and women who serve our great nation.
Media Notes: Media desiring to attend the event should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. to pass through security at the front gate of the base located at 765 N. 2200 W, SLC, Utah. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Kevin Larsen by text at 801-597-9032.
Photo: The accompanying photo shows the nose art of REAL Salt Lake. The Utah Jazz nose art will have similar placement of its logo.