Utah National Guard Best Warrior Competition

128th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Lt. Col. Christopher Kroeber

Public Affairs Officer

Utah National Guard



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.

For additional photos, videos, and other digital media content, please visit and subscribe to our Flickr and DVIDS pages by clicking the appropriate link below:





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Annual and History Reports

News Stories

Utah Airman keeps up with region’s top Soldiers at Best Warrior Competition
May 12, 2023
Region VII Best Warrior Competition on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu

Utah educators fly on Black Hawk helicopters over Salt Lake and Utah counties
March 17, 2023
After the classroom briefing a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flown by members of the Utah National Guard’s 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment flew Utah high school principals, counselors, teachers, and administrators on a flight to help them learn more about the Utah National Guard and what it has to offer their students.

Utah Guardsmen Among Top Cooks in the Country
March 9, 2023
Spc Bridger Buehner, a food service specialist assigned to the 19th Special Forces Group Support Battalion, receives a coin from Col. Woodrow Miner, commander of the 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, during the “Final Four” of the Philip A. Connelly Competition at Camp Williams, Utah, February 25, 2023. The Philip A. Connelly Award is given to the best food services organization in the Army. (US Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Rich Stowell)

16 Key Principles of Effective Communication
February 23, 2023
Air Force Sergeants talk to one another

Utah National Guard hosts world’s largest Polyglot Games at the MI Language Conference
February 11, 2023
Utah National Guard’s 300th Military Intelligence Brigade held its 34th annual Military Intelligence Language Conference on Feb. 11, 2023. As part of the conference more than 140 competitors from 25 different organizations participate in the Polyglot Games. The competition is conducted in seven different languages and follow every step of the intelligence cycle, from the operations order to a final commander's brief as they translate battlefield recordings and news reports, exploit documents to identify and destroy enemy equipment, and assess possible enemy courses of action.

Utah Air National Guard Honors the Airmen of the Year 2022
January 10, 2023
Utah Air National Guard Honors the Airmen of the Year 2022

Utah National Guard Hosts Multi-Agency Disaster Response Exercise
November 5, 2022
Utah National Guard members repel with the help of their civilian counterparts during a Utah National Guard FEMA Region VIII Homeland Response Force training exercise on Camp Williams, Utah, Nov. 5, 2022. The event featured multiagency interoperability training for the Utah National Guard and civilian partner agencies to provide initial and follow-on care to stranded and injured citizens in the event of a natural or human-caused emergency. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Alejandro Lucero)

ESGR Presented Awards to Civic Leaders
October 27, 2022
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve presented the Seven Seals and Patriot Awards to select civic leaders at a ceremony on Oct. 26, 2022.

UTNG Best Warrior Competition Presents Top Competitors
October 24, 2022
Spc. Cipriano Spier with the 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, pushes through a 12-kilometer ruck march as part of the Utah National Guard Best Warrior Competition, Oct. 18, 2022, at Camp Williams, Utah.

Utah Honor Guard Provides Funeral Honors for WWII Airman
October 13, 2022
The Utah National Guard Honor Guard conducts Funeral Honors for the surviving family of U.S. Army Air Corps Sgt. Elvin L. Phillips, an Airman who was killed 79 years ago during World War II. Family from several states, friends, first responders, and service members gathered to render respect during the funeral at Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park in Bluffdale, Utah, Oct. 11, 2022. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Hack)

Press Releases
Utah National Guard will conduct day-and-night live-fire artillery exercises at Camp Williams
March 29, 2023

Utah National Guard and the Honorary Colonels Corps hosts 61st Annual Bronze Minuteman Awards Dinner
March 29, 2023
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Jeff Burton (center), the previous adjutant general of the Utah National Guard, receives the Bronze Minuteman award

Addressing concerns over weekend flight patterns in West Jordan
March 27, 2023

Utah National Guard’s 1457th Forward Support Company to participate as finalists in national Connelly Food Services competition
February 23, 2023
Philip A. Connelly Competition

Utah National Guard’s CST and EOD teams to support NBA All-Star Events
February 16, 2023

Utah National Guard hosts 34th annual Military Intelligence Language Conference
February 9, 2023
National Guard Soldier’s compete in the Polyglot Games as part of the 2018 Military Intelligence Language Conference hosted by the 300th Military Intelligence Brigade and held at the Utah National Guard Headquarters in Draper, Utah .

Utah National Guard supports Boy Scouts for the 37th annual Scouting for Food Drive
February 9, 2023

Utah National Guard’s CST to support Super Bowl LVII
February 8, 2023
Staff Sgt. Zach Martin, a member of the Utah National Guard 85th Weapons of Mass Destruction–Civil Support Team, uses a Joint Chemical Agent Detector while conducting Joint Hazard Assessment Team operations in the NFL Experience, on the days leading up to Super Bowl LVII, in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, Feb. 7, 2023.

Soldiers from the Utah National Guard’s Main Command Post Operation Detachment deploy in support of U.S. European Command
January 5, 2023

New Command Chief Warrant Officer for Utah Army National Guard
December 3, 2022
CW5 Brian Searcy