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Lt. Col. Jaime Thomas
Utah National Guard
State Public Affairs Officer
Utah National Guard
801-716-9063

ng.ut.utarng.list.pao@army.mil

Meet the Public Affairs team

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 available for our service members, their families, employers and our local communities.

 

The Utah National Guard's public website, ut.ng.mil, 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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Annual and History Reports

Soldiers with the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conduct a night high value target and medevac training mission during Western Strike 22 at Orchard Combat Training Center June 11, 2022. Western Strike 22 is an eXportable Combat Training Capabilities exercise led by the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, Utah National Guard, that provides National Guard Soldiers immersed training similar to a combat training center and aims to increase participating unit's readiness and lethality. (U.S. Army National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Jordan Hack)

19th Special Forces Group Soldiers conduct HVT and medevac training

Soldiers with the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conduct a night high value target and medevac training mission during Western Strike 22 at Orchard Combat Training Center June 11, 2022. Western Strike 22 is an eXportable Combat Training Capabilities exercise led by the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, Utah National Guard, that provides National Guard Soldiers immersed training similar to a combat training center and aims to increase participating unit's readiness and lethality. (U.S. Army National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Jordan Hack)
Staff Sgt. Luis Mendez with 189th Infantry Brigade, took to the skies to reenlist June 11, 2022 during Western Strike 22 at Orchard Combat Training Center. Utah National Guard’s 2nd General Aviation Support Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, supported this enlistment with a UH-60 Black Hawk lift. Western Strike 22 is an eXportable Combat Training Capabilities exercise led by the Utah National Guard’s 65th Field Artillery Brigade, that provides National Guard Soldiers immersed training similar to a Combat Training Center and aims to increase participating unit's readiness and lethality.

Why I Reenlisted

Staff Sgt. Luis Mendez with 189th Infantry Brigade, took to the skies to reenlist June 11, 2022 during Western Strike 22 at Orchard Combat Training Center. Utah National Guard’s 2nd General Aviation Support Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, supported this enlistment with a UH-60 Black Hawk lift. Western Strike 22 is an eXportable Combat Training Capabilities exercise led by the Utah National Guard’s 65th Field Artillery Brigade, that provides National Guard Soldiers immersed training similar to a Combat Training Center and aims to increase participating unit's readiness and lethality.
Pfc. Alisi Bloomfield explains why she became an artillery crew member during Western Strike 22, at Orchard Combat Training Center, Orchard, Idaho, June 10, 2022. Western Strike 22 is an eXportable Combat Training Capabilities exercise led by the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, Utah National Guard, that provides National Guard Soldiers immersed training similar to a combat training center and aims to increase participating unit's readiness and lethality. (U.S. Army National Guard video by Sgt. James Bunn)

Western Strike 22: 13B Cannon Crew Member

Pfc. Alisi Bloomfield explains why she became an artillery crew member during Western Strike 22, at Orchard Combat Training Center, Orchard, Idaho, June 10, 2022. Western Strike 22 is an eXportable Combat Training Capabilities exercise led by the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, Utah National Guard, that provides National Guard Soldiers immersed training similar to a combat training center and aims to increase participating unit's readiness and lethality. (U.S. Army National Guard video by Sgt. James Bunn)
The 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, Utah National Guard and the Utah Air National Guard load four AH-64D Apache helicopters onboard a C-5 Galaxy, to be transported to Morocco in support of African Lion 22, a U.S. Africa Command annual exercise on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Perez)

Utah National Guard ships AH-64D Apaches to Morocco for African Lion 22

The 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, Utah National Guard and the Utah Air National Guard load four AH-64D Apache helicopters onboard a C-5 Galaxy, to be transported to Morocco in support of African Lion 22, a U.S. Africa Command annual exercise on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Perez)
The winner of the Soldier-of-the-Year category, U.S. Army Cpl. Spencer Fayles with Utah’s 144th Area Support Medical Company, impresses everyone during the Region VII Best Warrior Competition on the island of Guam, May 26, 2022. This annual competition featured the best noncommissioned officer and Soldier from eight different states and territories including Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Testing competitors’ skills and knowledge and pushing them to their limits, the competition graded each participant in key areas such as basic Soldier skills, marksmanship under stress, land-navigation, and physical fitness. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Hack)

Two Utah Soldiers impress at Region VII Best Warrior Competition

The winner of the Soldier-of-the-Year category, U.S. Army Cpl. Spencer Fayles with Utah’s 144th Area Support Medical Company, impresses everyone during the Region VII Best Warrior Competition on the island of Guam, May 26, 2022. This annual competition featured the best noncommissioned officer and Soldier from eight different states and territories including Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Testing competitors’ skills and knowledge and pushing them to their limits, the competition graded each participant in key areas such as basic Soldier skills, marksmanship under stress, land-navigation, and physical fitness. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Hack)
Family, friends, dignitaries and community members gathered to remember and celebrate the life of retired U.S. Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen Feb. 22, 2022, in Provo, Utah. Halvorsen’s family, friends, dignitaries and community members gathered to remember and celebrate the life of the “Berlin Candy Bomber” and “Uncle Wiggly Wings” who earned his nicknames by dropping candy from his aircraft to German children during the Berlin Airlift 1948-1949. (U.S. Army National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Jordan Hack)

Gail Halvorsen, the Candy Bomber, Remembered

Family, friends, dignitaries and community members gathered to remember and celebrate the life of retired U.S. Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen Feb. 22, 2022, in Provo, Utah. Halvorsen’s family, friends, dignitaries and community members gathered to remember and celebrate the life of the “Berlin Candy Bomber” and “Uncle Wiggly Wings” who earned his nicknames by dropping candy from his aircraft to German children during the Berlin Airlift 1948-1949. (U.S. Army National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Jordan Hack)
Soldiers from the Utah National Guard partnered with Boy Scouts of America to collect food donations across Utah for Scouting for Food Day Feb. 12, 2022. Scouting for Food is one of the largest donation drives in Utah that provides tons of donated food items to food banks and pantries every year. Scouting for Food is an annual food drive that has been around for more than 36 years and unites Utah communities in the fight against hunger.

Utah Guard Assists Boy Scouts to Feed Utah Families

Soldiers from the Utah National Guard partnered with Boy Scouts of America to collect food donations across Utah for Scouting for Food Day Feb. 12, 2022. Scouting for Food is one of the largest donation drives in Utah that provides tons of donated food items to food banks and pantries every year. Scouting for Food is an annual food drive that has been around for more than 36 years and unites Utah communities in the fight against hunger.
Soldiers from all corners of Utah convened on Camp Williams to see who will win the title of "Best Warrior 2022". The tasks tested the competitors mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Utah Best Warrior Competition 2022

Soldiers from all corners of Utah convened on Camp Williams to see who will win the title of "Best Warrior 2022". The tasks tested the competitors mentally, physically, and emotionally.
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Lightning Strikes: Summoning America’s Thunder
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Two Utah Soldiers awaken "Warrior Spirit" at Region VII Best Warrior Competition
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Honoring a war hero who delivered hope
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Armed Forces Day Concert recognizes UTNG State of Utah Service Members of the Year
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Camp Williams adds a Premiere Search and Extraction Training Site to Benefit the Homeland Response Force, State, Region, and Nation.
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A Family's Faith: Chosin Soldier Comes Home
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