Utah National Guard Community Support
The Utah National Guard is proud to be a member of the more than 29 counties throughout Utah in which its Soldiers and Airmen serve. Through an active community relations program, the Utah National Guard demonstrates that it is a good neighbor and community partner. The Guard and its Soldiers and Airmen are extensively involved in local community organizations and often participate in the events they support.
In 2018 the Utah National Guard supported hundreds of community support requests such as: Utah Honor Flight, Scouting for Food, Governor’s Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Stadium of Fire, Little Warriors Camp, Flag Day, Pioneer Day, college football games, Freedom Academy, and Warriors Over the Wasatch Airshow at Hill Air Force Base.
The hometown military presence has been a long tradition in community parades, color guards, helicopter flyovers, cannon and rifle salutes, military vehicles and logistical support. Troops in formation or vehicles pay tribute to the community’s investment in national defense. The 23rd Army Band provides music to instill in our Soldiers the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens, and promote our national interests at home and abroad. The Utah National Guard is delighted to provide public speakers for schools, service clubs and civic events. Some topics which we can address include: general patriotic themes, the history of the Utah National Guard, the National Guard today and educational benefits and career opportunities.
Request for community support
Request for aerial support:
Instructions to request community support:
Requests for Utah National Guard non-aviation assets including military vehicles, color guards, Army Band and guest speaker, please fill out a form DD 2536.
Requests for Utah National Guard aviation assets please fill out a form DD 2535. To ensure there is no delay requesting aviation assets, please complete all sections of DD 2535.
Send completed documents to: email@example.com
For more information, call 801-432-4298
The Utah National Guard needs a minimum of 60 days prior to the month of the event to process community support requests.
**Example: if you have an event on July 24, 2020, your request should be submitted no later than May 1, 2020.
The Utah National Guard makes every effort to support each request. However, due to personnel, missions and previously scheduled events, not all requests are supported.
Guidelines and Regulations
Per Army Regulation 360-1 the Utah National Guard is unable to participate in fundraising events of non-federal entities outside of the exemptions listed under section 3-2, DOD 5500.7-R and AR 600-29.
Additionally, the event must be open to the general public. If these requirements are not met, providing support could be viewed as an implied endorsement of a non- federal entity contractor.