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.