Salt Lake City Air National Guard Base

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Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base[1]
Air National Guard.png
Part of Utah Air National Guard
Located near: Salt Lake City, Utah
KC-135 Stratotanker of the 151st Air Refueling Wing
Roland R. Wright ANGB is located in Utah
Roland R. Wright ANGB
Roland R. Wright ANGB
Location of Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah
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Site information
Controlled by  United States Air Force
Site history
Built 1911
In use 1942-Present
Garrison information
Garrison 151st Air Refueling Wing.png
151st Air Refueling Wing
Airfield information
Elevation AMSL 4,227 ft / 1,288 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16L/34R 12,004 3,659 Asphalt
16R/34L 12,000 3,658 Concrete
17/35 9,596 2,925 Asphalt
14/32 4,892 1,491 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
ft m
HB 60 18 Asphalt
HC 60 18 Asphalt
HF 60 18 Asphalt

Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base is the home base of the Utah Air National Guard 151st Air Refueling Wing.[2]


Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base lies within the boundary of the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLCIAP) along a portion of the eastern segment of the SLCIAP. The airport is owned by the city and base property is leased. The UTANG Base is home to the 151st Air Refueling Wing and occupies approximately 135 acres (0.55 km2) of the SLCIAP's five square miles of land.[2]

Their mission is to organize, train, and equip KC-135 aircraft personnel to provide in-flight refueling support on a worldwide basis and be prepared to respond to state emergencies and natural disasters. The base has a total 63 buildings: 3 services, 13 administrative, and 47 industrial buildings, amounting to approximately 407,000 square feet (37,800 m2).[2]

There are 255 full-time personnel and 1,343 personnel during the once a month unit training assemblies. There are several new construction and demolition projects in progress or in the planning stages to modernize the base and remove vintage 1943 buildings. These projects include construction of a composite operations and training/squadron operations complex, an aircraft maintenance facility; a base supply complex and a new fire station: When all construction is complete the base will net approximately 99,759 square feet (9,267.9 m2) of new facility space with no increase of personnel.[2]

In 1943 the airport became a training base and replacement depot for the U.S. Army Air Forces. Salt Lake city Municipal Airport II was built at the southwest end of the Salt Lake Valley to accommodate the number of trainees.[2]

On October 18, 2014, the base was formally named for Retired Brigadier General Roland R. Wright.[3]


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. Eaton, Jennifer. "Utah Air National Guard Base renamed to honor 95-year-old hometown hero". Utah Air National Guard JFHQ/PAO. Retrieved 19 November 2014. External link in |website= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 151st Air Refueling Wing Website
  3. Carlisle, Nate. "Utah Air National Guard base named for 'Mormon Mustang' pilot". Salt Lake Tribune. Media One. Retrieved 2014-11-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>