Utah Air National Guard - Overview

Overview

Under the "Total Force" concept, Utah Air National Guard units are considered to be Air Reserve Components (ARC) of the United States Air Force (USAF). Utah ANG units are trained and equipped by the Air Force and are operationally gained by a Major Command of the USAF if federalized. In addition, the Utah Air National Guard forces are assigned to Air Expeditionary Forces and are subject to deployment tasking orders along with their active duty and Air Force Reserve counterparts in their assigned cycle deployment window.

Along with their federal reserve obligations, as state militia units the elements of the Utah ANG are subject to being activated by order of the Governor to provide protection of life and property, and preserve peace, order and public safety. State missions include disaster relief in times of earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and forest fires, search and rescue, protection of vital public services, and support to civil defense.

The Utah Air National Guard is located on over 33.200 qm (82 acres) in the Northeast corner of the Salt Lake City International Airport. In 2007, over 1.450 trained men and women served in the Utah Air National Guard.

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