A lifelong South Bay native and freelance photographer, since 2006, Basim Jaber has researched the history and geography of Mt. Umunhum and the Almaden Air Force Station. He has organized and hosted several veterans' reunions for the USAF 682nd Radar Squadron who manned the radar station atop Mt. Umunhum between 1957 and 1980. He continues to archive historic images and artifacts from Almaden Air Force Station to help preserve the memories and history of this Bay Area Cold War relic. His relationship with over 200 veterans and dependents who lived and served on the site has earned him their respect, trust, and status as their official historian and archvist. Basim has assisted several media agencies in producing newspaper, TV, and web media coverage of the site and its fascinating past. Basim also serves as a board director on the Umunhum Conservancy, a non-profit organization with a mission to save and preseve the iconic radar tower atop Mt. Umunhum.
This free program is sponsored by the Santa Clara County Historical & Genealogical Society.