Gov. Spencer Cox welcomes home Utah National Guard members serving in Washington, D.C.
(SALT LAKE CITY) — Gov. Spencer J. Cox greeted members of the Utah National Guard
returning to Utah from Washington, D.C. where they assisted with the 59th Presidential
Inauguration. Service members from throughout the state returned from an 11-day deployment
led by Lt. Col. Clayton Anderson, Task Force Utah commander.
Gov. Cox attended the homecoming of two returning flights at Ronald R. Wright National Guard
Base on Wednesday night and joined Maj. Gen. Michael J. Turley to salute both Air and Army
National Guard members.
“We’re so proud of our National Guard members in fulfilling this historic assignment with
distinction and honor,” Gov. Cox said. “I invite all Utahns to join me in thanking Team Utah for
representing our state honorably and for continuing to help our community as a critical part of
our COVID-19 vaccination efforts. We’re extremely grateful for their service.”