729th Airman killed in snowmobile crash

Airman 1st Class Christopher Martinez is shown in this file photo taken while the 729th Air Control Squadron set up a field exercise on base. Martinez was a ground radar journeyman who deployed to Southwest Asia from January to July 2013. He died in a snowmobiling accident on Dec. 8 in the Monte Cristo Mountain Range. (U.S. Air Force)
By Standard-Examiner staff
December 12, 2013

Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Martinez, 22, of West Point, died Dec. 8 in a snowmobiling accident at Monte Cristo Mountain Range.
Base officials said Martinez was a ground radar journeyman assigned to the 729th Air Control Squadron. He joined the Air Force on March 1, 2011, and arrived at Hill Air Force Base in November.
While assigned to the 729th Air Control Squadron, he was deployed to Southwest Asia from January to July 2013.
“The death of Airman 1st Class Christopher Martinez is a tragic loss to our Air Force family, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time,” said Lt. Col. Darin Humiston, 729th Air Control Squadron commander.
“He was a valuable member of Team Hill and will be greatly missed by all.”
The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Weber County Sheriff’s Office.