151st Air Refueling Wing
Air Base Main Line: 801-245-2200
Personnel Flight: 801-245-2236
Command Post: 801-245-2416
Public Affairs: 801-245-2258
Mission Statement: To aggressively extend global reach through air refueling, aeromedical evacuation and airlift to U.S. and allied military forces; to enable critical Intelligence systems, air traffic control, cyber infrastructure and information operations for the warfighter; and provide civil defense, disaster relief and domestic response to state and national emergencies as directed by the governor of Utah.
Vision Statement: The 151st Air Refueling Wing empowers citizen-airmen to be leaders both in aerospace warfighting and in our valued Utah communities. We provide an environment for personal and professional growth in true Air Force tradition. We foster strong, vibrant community partnerships and connections to strengthen citizen support of national defense, employer support, and care for our families.
About us: The Utah Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Air National Guard units may be activated in a number of ways as prescribed by public law. Most of the laws may be found in Title 10 of the U.S. Code.
The Air National Guard provides almost half of the Air Force's tactical airlift support, combat communications functions, aero medical evacuations and aerial refueling. In addition, the Air National Guard has total responsibility for air defense of the entire United States.
When the Utah Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the Governor of the State of Utah, the honorable Gary R. Herbert. The Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard is Maj. Gen. Michael J. Turley. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counter drug operations.