The Utah National Guard 222nd Field Artillery A Battery hosted a dual ceremony May 12 in Richfield.
The first part of the ceremony focused on the signing of the Community Covenants charter, which is a way of formalizing the support a community has for its military personnel who are being deployed overseas.
The second part of the event focused on the reopening of the Richfield armory. The armory has undergone a $1.3 million upgrade.
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Utah National Guard Maj. Gen. Brian Tarbet thanked the community for its dedication and support of the Triple Deuce, calling Richfield a "civics lesson I wish every high school student in the nation could take."
Pvt. First Class Justin Johnson cuts the ribbon to the remodeled armory.
Col. Scott Olsen explains what was done to the Richfield armory. Changes include better accessibility, building expansions and repair of structural problems.
What Capt. Cody Workman jokingly referred to as "our Tonka toys" are actually Paladin self propelled Howitzers, deadly weapons capable of delivering explosive rounds to targets located miles away. Two of the machines were on display at the armory rededication ceremony.
Lt. Col. Hank McIntire serves as the Utah National Guard public affairs officer. McIntire was on hand to take pictures of the ceremony hosted at the Richfield armory May 12 for the Guard.
More than 100 people attended the May 12 Community Covenants/Richfield armory rededication ceremony, including business and civic leaders, veterans and families of the Triple Deuce.
A formal, military flag ceremony was hosted at the beginning of the event. The Richfield High School band played the Star Spangled Banner following the raising of the flag.
Capt. Cody Workman is the commanding officer of A Battery of the 222nd Field Artillery Battalion. A Battery is based at the Richfield armory, which has undergone a $1.3 million upgrade.
Mike Turner, left, his wife Kristi Turner and Lorraine Gregerson were given special thanks by Capt. Cody Workman for their efforts to adopt the Community Covenants program in Richfield.
The Community Covenant was signed May 12 at the Richfield armory.