ALL NEWS

Utah National Guard troops return home from D.C. deployment

Jan 28, 2021, 6:13 AM
The last members of the Utah National Guard return home from Washington DC. 

Jan. 27, 2021

Screen...
The last members of the Utah National Guard return home from Washington DC. Jan. 27, 2021 Screenshot Spencer Cox Twitter

SALT LAKE CITY — About 350 Utah National Guard troops are back in the Beehive State Wednesday night. They were deployed on January 15th to Washington, DC to support civil authorities for the inauguration. The service members arrived aboard Utah Air National Guard’s KC-135 military aircraft.

Captain Jeffrey Dallin Belnap says their mission was to provide security protection for surrounding structures during the inauguration, saying even though he has been deployed overseas before, he has not seen anything like this, as troops initially did not know what to expect following the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

“It was one of those- you prepare for the worst but the hope for the best kind of scenario,” recalls Belnap.

He says troops felt somewhat anxious at first but felt like their mission went pretty well.  He is grateful that he was able to serve Utah and the nation.

Governor Spencer Cox says the troops served with distinction and now hopes for their help in distributing COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the state. Cox says he is grateful they can serve wherever and whenever they are needed.

 

All personnel were medically ready and adhered to COVID-19 safety protocols while assigned in the nation’s capitol, and will be given a COVID-19 rapid test before being released to their home station.

 

All News

...
Dan Bammes

Four die in Iron County plane crash

IRON COUNTY, Utah — Four people died Saturday evening in a plane crash east of Cedar City. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and firefighters were dispatched to a report of a fire about five miles east of Cedar City shortly before 7:00 p.m. When they arrived, they discovered the wreckage of a single-engine […]
28 days ago
State street traffic sign...
Samantha Herrera

State Street traffic restrictions starting soon

State Street traffic restrictions are slated to start soon and continue into August. Work will impact areas downtown and near the Capitol.
1 month ago
Nicolas Cage as “Nick Cage” contemplates his career in Mallorca, Spain in “The Unbearable Wei...
KellieAnn Halvorsen

FAN EFFECT REVIEW: “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” is a hilarious grown-up comedy with an emphasis on grown-up

“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” is a wonderfully weird, insightfully intelligent, and absolutely hilarious grown-up action-comedy. 
1 month ago
Garth Brooks Salt Lake...
Simone Seikaly

Garth Brooks sells out second Salt Lake concert in 45 minutes

It was the second time in less than a year that Garth Brooks sold that many tickets for a Salt Lake City concert so quickly.
1 month ago
A Smith's recycling bin...
Devin Oldroyd

Recycle single-use plastic at your local Smith’s

In honor of Earth Month, Smith's Food & Drug is encouraging its customers to recycle thin-filter plastic materials at their local stores.
1 month ago
City hall break-in window was smashed...
Devin Oldroyd

South Weber City Hall break-in causes minor damages

The South Weber City Hall break-in was reported by employees as they were showing up to work Friday morning. Walk-in traffic was closed due to the break-in.
1 month ago

Sponsored Articles

Prescription opioid...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
...

Tax Tuesday: The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Filing Their Taxes

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
...

Tax Tuesday: How will last year’s child tax credits affect you?

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
...

Tax Tuesday: Key Information Before the Filing Deadline

Businesses can receive a credit of up to $5,000 per employee in 2020 and up to $21,000 per employee in 2021.
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Joseph Smith Memorial Building...
Temple Square

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is an icon of Salt Lake City | Why hosting an event at this beautiful location will make you a hero this year

Here's why hosting an event at the iconic Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City will make you a hero this year.
Utah National Guard troops return home from D.C. deployment