Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base

151st Air Refueling Wing
765 N 2200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

ABOUT

The Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base is an Air Mobility Command base and is the home of the Utah Air National Guard. Roland R. Wright was a brigadier general of the United States Air Force, who was a pilot during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. On October 18, 2014, Wright was honored by the Utah National Guard when the Utah Air National Guard Base was formally renamed the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base.

The 151st Air Refueling Wing is stationed at the base. It provides civil defense, disaster relief and domestic response to state and national emergencies as directed by the governor of Utah. Its primary mission is to extend global reach through air refueling, aeromedical evacuation and airlift to U.S. and allied military forces. In addition, the unit provides critical Intelligence systems, air traffic control, cyber infrastructure and information operations for the warfighter.

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.

As state militia units, the units in the Utah Air National Guard are not in the normal United States Air Force chain of command. They are under the jurisdiction of the Governor of Utah unless they are federalized by order of the President of the United States.

There are approximately 255 full-time, active duty personnel assigned to the base. Each month, about 1,343 temporary personnel arrive at the base for training assemblies and drills.

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ARRIVAL

The base is located just five miles on the southeastern side of Salt Lake City International Airport. The location is easily accessed by any direction.

If you are arriving from the north, travel south along I-15 towards Salt Lake City. Take I-215, towards the Salt Lake International Airport and then take EXIT 23 toward 7th No. Keep right to take the ramp toward General Aviation/Utah Air National Guard. Merge onto W 700 No. and then turn left onto N 2200 North. Turn left and the location will be just past W 650 North.

If you are arriving from the south on I-215, take EXIT 23 toward 7th No. Keep right to take the ramp toward General Aviation/Utah Air National Guard. Merge onto W 700 No. and then turn left onto N 2200 North. Turn left and the location will be just past W 650 North.

The Roland R. Wright ANG Base is located at the south end of the Salt Lake International Airport. The Salt Lake area provides a variety of transportation options, including bus and train lines. The area also has an efficient highway system if you plan to arrive in your personal vehicle.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN 

To be enrolled in a Utah school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 2 of the school year. Check with the local school district for requirements.

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/. 

Granite School District

Salt Lake City School District

The area also offers a number of charter schools and private schools. Additionally, Utah is one of several states in the country that offers online/virtual public education programs. Learn more about the Statewide Online Education Program (SOEP) at this site.

Tutor.com is a tutoring service available for free to all military personnel and their dependents. This service is available 24/7 and offers tutoring for over 16 different subjects.

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
 

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

 

If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

 

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

Utah Department of Human Services (801) 538-4171
Helps Utahns live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.

The Utah Division of Child and Family Services (801) 538-4100
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

Salt Lake County Animal Services (801) 468-7387

The City Library in Salt Lake City (801) 524-8200

Humane Society of Utah (801) 261-2919

Department of Public Safety (801) 965-4461

Division of Emergency Management (801) 538-3400 (non-emergency)

Utah Highway Patrol (801) 965-4518

Base Main Line (801) 245-2200

 

Recruiting (801) 245-2246

 

Personnel Flight (801) 245-2236

 

Command Post (801) 245-2416

 

Public Affairs (801) 245-2258

 

ID Card Scheduling (801) 656-3393

 
 

Housing

On-post housing is not available at the Ronald R. Wright ANGB, but there are plenty of housing options in the area.

West Valley City
7.0 miles from base

Located just south of the airport, this area offers quick access to major roads and plenty of shopping and amenities.

Taylorsville
10.2 miles from base

Taylorsville is a popular area south of the airport that offers good schools with plenty of shopping and amenities.

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Community

Utah is semiarid, with low humidity and generous sunshine, and its temperate climate allows for outdoor recreation year-round. The area experiences four distinct seasons; the summers are typically hot and dry, but the evenings can be cool and comfortable. The winter months are not as extreme as one might expect considering the elevation is 4,300 feet above sea level. The Rocky Mountains to the east can see snow early in the fall and make for great skiing. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 29.2 ° F; the warmest month is July, with an average temperature of 77 ° F during the day.

Precipitation is typically the highest during the months of March and May, with May averaging about 2.09 inches of rainfall. The first snowfall of the season is usually recorded in October; snow has been recorded in every month of the year in the mountains due to the high elevation. The Salt Lake International Airport records an average snowfall of 61 inches per year. Blizzards are rare in the area because of the lack of strong winds through the valley.

Because Salt Lake County is next to the Great Salt Lake, the area can be buffeted with deep lake-effect snow in winter. Cold westerly winds move across the lake’s warmer water and pick up water vapor, which freezes and falls as snow on the lands between the lake and the Wasatch Mountains to the east.

The overall cost of living index is for Salt Lake City is 105, which is 3% higher than the Utah average and 5% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Salt Lake City, UT, the city’s goods and services are 3% higher than the Utah average and 1% lower than the U.S. average.

Located near the crossroads of I-215 and I-80 at the southern end of the Salt Lake International Airport, the base is just minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. Settled in 1847 by the Mormon pioneers, Salt Lake City has flourished into a bustling and friendly city with lots of activities and events throughout the year.

Salt Lake City was named after the Great Salt Lake, which is the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere. The lake’s size fluctuates substantially throughout the year due to its shallowness. Sometimes called, “America’s Dead Sea”, the Great Salt Lake is not used for swimming or recreation, but is beautiful to visit. The sunsets are especially remarkable!

Known as the Wasatch Front, the area surrounding Salt Lake City offers a wide range of attractions within easy reach, from downtown shopping, gourmet dining and surprisingly energetic nightlife to rugged outdoor recreation and unbelievably accessible foothills and mountains. No matter the season, there is plenty to do in this beautiful part of the country. The beautiful mountains offer world-class ski resorts during the winter months, and scenic hiking trails and camping spots during the summer.

Visit Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City and learn more about the history of the Mormon Pioneers and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Utah’s Hogle Zoo, nestled in the Wasatch Mountains at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, offers 42-acres of animal habitats and exhibits that will help you discover and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. And, you cannot miss the Bingham Canyon Mine, also known as the Kennecott Copper Mine, in the mountains west of the Salt Lake valley. This mine is the largest man-made excavation in the world and has produced more than 19 million tons of copper since its start in 1906. Visit this page to learn more about tours and museum hours.

The Utah Jazz professional NBA basketball team plays at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in western downtown Salt Lake City.

For a more detailed list of things to do in the area, visit this page.

If you are looking for fun things to do with the kids, this site provides a long list options, www.familydaysout.com

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