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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

Archive: June, 2019

Utah linguists enhance Exercise Steppe Eagle 19
June 27, 2019
Spc. Gregory Thomson (far left), Utah Army National Guard, interprets for a media role player during cordon and search training with the Kazakhstani Ground Forces at Exercise Steppe Eagle 19 at Chilikemer Training Area near Almaty, Kazakhstan, June 25, 2019. Kazakhstan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan all sent participants for the exercise, while India, Turkey, and Uzbekistan sent observers. Steppe Eagle 19 is an annual U.S. Army Central-led exercise that promotes regional stability and interoperability in the Central and South Asia region.

Utah Guard Revisits Coal Hollow Fire Area to Survey Burn Scars
June 20, 2019
Major General Jeff Burton, the adjutant general; Allan Matheson, executive director of the Department of Environmental Quality; Joshua Emfield, deputy director for Congressman Curtis; Larry Ellertson, advisor to Congressman Curtis; Don Summit, engineer with Construction Facilities Management Office and other members of the Utah National Guard flew on a UH-60 Black Hawk to view the burn scar left from the Coal Hollow Fire on Loafer Mountain located at the south end of Utah County, June 19, 2019.

Breaking the Language Barrier
June 20, 2019
Utah Army National Guard Soldiers SGT Amber Guel (front), of the 141st Military Intelligence Battalion and SFC Brian Andelin of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 300th Military Intelligence Brigade, participate in the Operational Skills Test during the 2019 Polyglot Games at the brigade’s 30th Annual Language Conference, March 2019.

Panther Strike 2019
June 18, 2019
Panther Strike 2019

Changes in GI Bill transfer benefits coming July 12
June 18, 2019
National Guard members will soon see changes to the program that allows them to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouse or children that will limit the time frame they can initiate that transfer. Set to go in effect July 12, Guard members will need to have served six years before they can transfer benefits and they must transfer the benefits by the time they hit 16 years of service. Additionally, Guard members extend their enlistment contract by at least four years to transfer benefits.

Utah Air National Guard participates in African Lion 2019
June 17, 2019
Utah Air National Guard participates in African Lion 2019

Utah Soldier speaks the language
June 16, 2019
Utah Soldier speaks the language

Pushing Yourself to the Limit
June 12, 2019
Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Simper on his way to the top of the rock with adaptive resources, March 2019 Fort Carson, Colorado. (Photo credit: Fort Carson WTU)

Utah Military Ball 2019
June 9, 2019
All Branches of Utah's military gathered for an evening at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 8, 2019.

Joseph Green: Fully Committed
June 4, 2019
Col. Joseph Green Command Photo, Commander of the 300th Military Intelligence Brigade, Oct. 10, 2018.

Press Releases
Archive: June, 2019

West Valley City selected as recipient of The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
June 19, 2019
West Valley City Police Sgt. and member of the 419th Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserve, Robert Brinton, stands beside WVC Mayor Ron Bigelow. West Valley City recently received the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest award presented by the Secretary of Defense to a U.S. business.  Only fifteen employers per year receive this coveted honor.

Utah National Guard’s New Website Launches Today
June 13, 2019