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Layton Veterans Day observance set
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Col. Bryan Radliff
Col. Bryan Radliff

LAYTON –  As is traditional in Layton, its Veterans Day program will be held on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.

The program will take place at the Central Davis Junior High School Gymnasium/Athletic complex, 663 N. Church Street in Layton.

Speakers include Ret. U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jack Egginton and Col. Bryan Radliff, 419th Fighter Wing commander at Hill Air Force Base.

Egginton retired about two years ago, his last assignment being Director, Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

He started his military career and received his commission after graduating in 1977 as a distinguished graduate of the University of Utah’s ROTC program. 

While at the University of Utah, Egginton also received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Latin American studies. 

His military career has included service as military assistant to the Executive Secretary of the Department of Defense at the Pentagon, a National Security Fellow at Harvard University, and much more.

Radliff oversees the fighter wing of U.S. Air Force Reserve members. Its force of nearly 1,200 personnel is prepared for worldwide deployment as needed. Specialty areas of training include F-16 operations, maintenance and mission support.

He entered the Air Force nearly 24 years ago as a Distinguished Graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He served on active duty and as a Traditional Guardsman with the Florida Air National Guard prior to joining the Air Force Reserve in 2003. 

Radliff has commanded a fighter group and a detachment, served as evaluator, instructor and mission commander pilot, and also served as strategic planner in  the Office of the Assistants to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard and Reserve Matters, at the Pentagon. 

He is a command pilot with more than 3,400 hours in F-16, F-22, F-15 and T-38 aircraft and has served in all three components of the Air Force. 

Outgoing Mayor Steve Curtis will also speak. He has a strong commitment to the military, including military service by family members. He has been very involved with Hill AFB over his three terms in office. 

The program will also include music performed by the Celebration Chamber Orchestra.  

Fallen military members will be honored by Timothy Othrenberg and Mark Devoe, both retired from Air Force.

Taps will be played by Gary Thornley, an orchestra member, who has provided that service for many years, said Dave Thomas, Layton City Recreation Supervisor.

“Everyone is welcome,” he said.

For more information, call 801-336-3900.

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