Military Archive

Governor Appoints New Veterans and Military Services Advisor

Retired U.S. Army Colonel Gary Harter was appointed the state’s new Veterans and Military Services advisor today. Governor Gary Herbert announced

State Honors Vietnam Veterans; Task Force Looking For How to Help More Veterans

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War. Thousands of Utah men and women joined forces

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Says More Needs to be Done to Save Hill Air Force Base

As the November election inches closer, one Utah candidate wants voters to think about the state's long-term economic future when they go

State Task Force Looks to Help Veterans

State leaders want to help simplify life for Utah veterans. Hundreds of programs are available for the thousands who have served, but

U of U Aims to Help Veterans with New Prosthetic Implants

A group of University of Utah researchers are working with Salt Lake City’s Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center to develop a

Army Corps Awards $22 million Contract to Dugway

A $22 million dollar expansion is coming to the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Grounds in Tooele. Friday, Carlos Lazo, Public Affairs Specialist

Jill Biden Visits With Utah’s Military Families

Several Utah military families were paid a visit last night from Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden. Dr. Biden,

Utah Gubernatorial Candidate Speaks Out Against Proposed Takeover of Fort Douglas for Olympic Bid

Later this summer, Utah will decide whether to pursue hosting the Olympic Winter Games for a second time. A key supporter of

University of Utah Scientists Tasked With Helping U.S. Army

The U.S Army is looking to improve some of its materials and is asking scientists at the University of Utah to help.

Deseret Chemical Depot Celebrates 70 Years of Work

U.S. Army officials recognized the work of employees at the Deseret Chemical Depot weapons storage facility in Tooele Thursday for their part

Expert on Afghanistan War, Insurgency Speaks in Salt Lake

The alleged killing of 16 Afghan civilians by an American soldier has raised serious questions about the future of U.S.forces in Afghanistan.

“Bomb Iran” Billboard Aimed at Provocatively Getting Out Anti-War Message

A new billboard along I-215 in West Valley City aims to get out an anti-war message, but in a very provocative way,

Senate Approves Miltary Property Tax Exemption

The Utah Senate approved a bill this morning to exempt military personnel from paying state property taxes. Senate Bill 116, sponsored by

World War II Veterans Honored by State Legislature

The Utah House of Representatives honored some special World War II Veterans on Monday. Nearly a dozen members of the 100th

House Advances Unemployment Benefits for Military Spouses

A bill aimed at providing more support to military families who are transferred out of state passed unanimously out of the House

Proposal Would Exempt Active Duty Service Members from Property Taxes

A proposal to exempt military personnel from paying state property taxes while on active duty got broad support in a House committee

Defense Cuts Has State Leaders Worried About HAFB

Big changes could be in store for one of Utah’s largest employers. Defense cuts and the recommendation of new Base Realignments and

Utah’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center Prepares For Influx of Veterans as U.S. Leaves Iraq

As thousands of U.S. troops begin to leave Iraq the process of helping them heal begins here at home. Utah’s Veterans Affairs

Utah Family Reflects on Fallen Son as U.S. Pulls Out of Iraq

Nearly nine years after the U.S. began placing more troops in Iraq, the President announced last week that the war there is

Provo’s Ancestry.com Offers Free World War II Records

A popular family genealogy website based in Provo is offering free access to millions of World War II records to mark tomorrow’s

Governor: Utah’s History Forever Scarred by Topaz Interment

Utah’s Japanese-American veterans who fought in World War II were honored at the State Capitol this morning. Governor Gary Herbert got emotional

CityViews 11/10/11: Veterans and Jobs

            Segment 1: Unemployment for veterans is well above the national average, but Utah business, government and

North Ogden City Councilman Prepares for Third Deployment

When North Ogden City Councilman Brent Taylor isn’t serving his city, he’s serving his country. This weekend, Taylor will deploy overseas for

Hill Air Force Base Warned of Serious Violations by OSHA

Federal safety inspectors have notified Hill Air Force Base of 32 serious violations of safety and health standards. And the Occupational Safety

Former CIA Director Speaks in Utah, Says U.S. Should Keep Some Troops in Middle East

The former director of the CIA made a stop at the Utah State Capitol yesterday afternoon, to talk with Utah’s national security

Herbert Meets with Utah Troops in Iraq

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is in the Middle East, where he met with troops in Iraq yesterday. He says he wanted to

Quilt Remembers Fallen Soldiers

A quilt embroidered with the picture of a fallen soldier from every state who fought in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is

Change in Letters of Condolence Policy Welcomed in Utah

The families of soldiers who commit suicide while on combat duty or die accidentally will now get a letter of condolence from

Politics Up Close: Libya Native Witnessed Revolution

Dr. Hussein Elkhafaifi is a native of Libya and witnessed this year’s uprising against Muammar Gaddafi. The Director of the Arabic Program

Lee: Focus on Counterrorism in Afghanistan, Draw Down Troops

Freshman Utah Senator Mike Lee isn’t aggressively calling for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan, like Congressman Jason Chaffetz, but the