Max Gosselin, son of Master Sgt. James Gosselin, 729th Air Control Squadron, performed the honors at the CFC Pinewood Derby Fundraiser on Nov. 15 at the starting gate.
Approximately 30 pinewood vehicles were weighed to be sure they qualified at under 5 ounces and then placed on display as competitors signed up and graphite applied to bearings.
Vehicle models varied in design, from those not far from a block of wood, to those with lots of fine details. More than a few of the entries were last minute creations.
Invaders from the Orange Country slowly crept up on Airmen from the 729th Air Control Squadron, only to be turned away in a violent firefight.
The loud exchange of gunfire wasn’t exactly real-world combat, but for 45 Airmen at Hill Air Force Base, the pragmatic training scenario was probably the next best thing.
Hill’s 729th ACS held its annual “Raging Bull” exercise recently, a wartime training mission in which the squadron provides communication and controls airspace in a simulated bare base, hostile environment.
The 729th Air Control Squadron is exercising its wartime mission Oct. 21-Oct. 25 by providing communications and controlling airspace in a simulated bare base, hostile environment. "It is important we take every opportunity to ensure our unit is combat ready," said Lt. Col. Darin Humiston, 729th ACS commander.
The 729th Air Control Squadron is exercising its wartime mission Oct. 21-Oct. 25 by providing communications and controlling airspace in a simulated bare base, hostile environment.
"It is important we take every opportunity to ensure our unit is combat ready," said Lt. Col. Darin Humiston, 729th ACS commander.
About a year ago a package arrived from Afghanistan to the family of Chief Master Sgt. Richard "Dick" Etchberger containing commemorative Air Force coins and a flag that had flown over a base in Afghanistan. The base, a radar site in the middle of nowhere, was named after Etchberger, who had died from enemy action that occurred near North Vietnam at a similar radar site.
The 2010 Salt Lake City Homeless Veteran's Stand Down was held at the SLC Veteran's Medical Center Nov. 5.
The Stand Down is an opportunity for the Veterans Affairs Hospital to offer services to homeless veterans from the Salt Lake City area.
The one-day event offered two hot meals, medical and dental services, haircuts, legal advice, job services and numerous other services that benefit our veterans.
The 729th Air Control Squadron deployed to the Utah Test and Training Range for special combat training Sept.7-16.
The 729th ACS provides command and control of joint air operations through surveillance, identification, weapons control, theater missile defense, battle management and theater communications data links. The squadron is a radar unit making sure that the skies and aircraft are safe and secure in a deployed location.
Within the first 72 hours of arriving to the destination, the squadron had all the tents and camouflage set up to operate at the desolate location.