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97th Aviation Troop Command

Unit Contact: 801-816-3532

Federal Mission: The 97th Aviation Troop Command provides trained, ready and equipped personnel and units capable of combat deployment, officially declared national emergencies or when called upon to augment the Active Army.

State Directed Mission:  The 97th Aviation Troop Command commands, controls, and supervises assigned Utah Army National Guard units employed in support of civil authorities in the protection of life and property and the preservation of peace, order, and public safety under the lawful orders of state authorities.


Force Structure:

  • 97th Aviation Troop Command
    • Headquarters, Headquarters, 97th Aviation Troop Command
      • Detachment 50, Operational Support Airlift Aviation
      • Detachment 4, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 641st Aviation
      • Detachment 2, 1st Battalion 112th Aviation
  • 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment
    • Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation
    • A Company, 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation 
    • B Company, 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation 
    • C Company, 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation 
    • D Company, 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation 
    • E Company, 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation 


  • 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment
    • Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation
    • A Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation 
    • D Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation 
    • E Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation 
    • Detachment 1, G Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation 

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A Black Hawk helicopter crew from 2nd General Aviation Support Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, Utah National Guard drops water on the Saddle Fire in Midway, Utah, May 14, 2020. Two UH-60 Black Hawks were in the air above Midway by 9 a.m. and dropped 85 to 90 bucket loads of water on the fire.
Utah Guard Aviation Fights Saddle Fire
By Ileen Kennedy | May 19, 2020
Black Hawk helicopter aircrews from 2nd General Aviation Support Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, Utah National Guard, were called in to fight the Saddle Fire, May 14, 2020.    Two UH-60 Black Hawks were in the air above...

Soldiers assigned to the Utah National Guard's 1st Battalion, 211th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, Aviation Regiment, depart the Army Aviation Support Facility, West Jordan, Utah, May 7, 2020. The battalion, comprised of three companies of AH-64 Apache helicopters and more than 300 soldiers, will provide combat air support to ground forces during the year-long deployment. (Utah National Guard photo by Ileen.Kennedy)
Utah Guard's Aviation Battalion Deploys During Pandemic 
By Ileen Kennedy | May 13, 2020
In this time of crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic, approximately 300 Utah National Guard Soldiers of the 1st Attack/Reconnaissance Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, Utah Army National Guard departed the Army Aviation...

The Oak Springs Utah Fire started at the machine gun range of Camp Williams and burned approximately 200 acres before it was stopped at fire breaks, July 15, 2019. Three helicopters, thirteen brush trucks, two dozers, a grader, and over sixty personnel managed to contain the fire.
Utah Guard Quickly Subdues Wild Fire at Camp Williams
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | July 7, 2019
CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah –The Utah National Guard responded to a fire that started during training at the Camp Williams .50 Caliber gun range around 11 a.m., July 14, 2019. The fire spread into a draw known as Oak Springs and...

Behavioral health experts with specialized military training at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute call center in Salt Lake City manage the SafeUTNG app 24/7 in partnership with the Utah National Guard, Jan. 11, 2019. On average, the response time for chat messages are less than 30 seconds, according to Capt. Juliann Jeppsen, Director of Behavioral Health for the Utah National Guard.
SafeUTNG App Reporting Early Success
By Sgt. Nathaniel Free | Feb. 12, 2020
A suicide prevention and awareness app that went live in December has already reported preliminary success, according to Robert Spencer, Suicide Prevention Program Manager of the Utah Army National Guard, Feb. 12, 2020. "What...

The human resources personnel at Draper, Utah, surrounding armories get trained on the new Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army system processes, Feb. 2, 2020. IPPS-A boasts a 98 percent accuracy rate on more than 26 different pay transactions (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nichole Bonham)
What Is IPPS-A, and Why You Should Care
By Sgt. 1st Class Nichole Bonham | March 12, 2020
Have you ever experienced a pay problem in the military because something didn’t get updated correctly? Or maybe you’ve turned in a document to your unit and it’s still not in your records? Did you know that the Army...