Salt Lake City Air National Guard Base
|Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base|
|Part of Utah Air National Guard|
|Located near: Salt Lake City, Utah|
KC-135 Stratotanker of the 151st Air Refueling Wing
Location of Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah
|Controlled by||United States Air Force|
151st Air Refueling Wing
|IATA: SLC – ICAO: KSLC – FAA LID: SLC|
|Elevation AMSL||4,227 ft / 1,288 m|
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.
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).
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.
In 1943 the airport became a training base and replacement depot for the U.S. Air Force. Salt Lake city Municipal Airport II was built at the southwest end of the Salt Lake Valley to accommodate the number of trainees.
- Eaton, Jennifer. "Utah Air National Guard Base renamed to honor 95-year-old hometown hero". http://www.151arw.ang.af.mil. Utah Air National Guard JFHQ/PAO. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
- 151st Air Refueling Wing Website
- Carlisle, Nate. "Utah Air National Guard base named for ‘Mormon Mustang’ pilot". Salt Lake Tribune. Media One. Retrieved 2014-11-18.