The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 07.01.1961, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 07.01.1961, Blaðsíða 1
7 /V- 5T • O CQ (9uR 'MISSIDN' Jfs TD PRDDUCE Service news CM /^ND WE INTEND ^ULL CDVERAGE J?N EACH ISSUE Volume XI, Number 1 Headquarters, Air Forces Iceland, Keflavik Airport, Iceland—A MATS Unit Saturday, January 7, 1961 Captains Set lo Pin Leaves & Later Sixteen Keflavik Airport cap- tains have been selected for pro- motion to major. Captains Billy T. Amend, Auda E. Luttrell, Ruth M. Bradwell, James M. Griffith and Floyd W. Scott will start the new . year prosperously. The ef- fective date of their promotions is January 1. Others selected for promotion . at a later date include Ronald E. Davison, Ralph C. Donnelly, Raymond H. Irvine, Eugene L. Kelly, Harold D. Slay and Ge- orge W. Weber. These captains are here now. Captains selected and enroute to Keflavik are Ruth M. Brad- well, James M. Griffith, Alvin W. Jahn and Lindley A. Wing Jr. Captains who have derosed are Harold G. Axmacher Jr., Floyd W. Scott, Thomas M. Ward Jr. and William A. Wolfe. Policy Announced IMavy Releases Dependent Reduction Quota: 17,560 Washington (AFPS)—The Navy has advised all commands that a reduction of 17,560 dependents must be made by fleet units in "highly industrial countries with strong currencies." This order excludes dependents in the fifty states, Canal Zone, Mariannas, Marshalls, Midway, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Virgin Islands, Ryukyus, Guantanamo, Azores, Mexico, Canada and Panama. The Navy said the total amounts to about 14,000 Naval military 2,100 Marine and 1,600 Naval civilian dependents. Also excluded are certain de- pendent civilian employees, cer- tain foreign national depen- dents, and dependent tourists in effected foreign countries at their own expense. Included in the Navy instruc- tions are these specific points: 1. Reduction of dependents will be effected impartially through- out the grades and ranks in so far as possible. 2. Generally, dependents will not be returned in advance of their sponsors. 3. Officers and enlisted men with dependents now on ex- AF Seeking Qualified For Weather Officers The Air Force foresees a need of weather officers. To meet this need a special program has been offered to all qualified officers and airmen to apply if they wish. It is offering three plans. The first is Undergraduate Meterology. Applicants must not have a college degree in any field to apply for this plan. The course is open to company grade of- ficers who are not over 37 years old. Scholastically, applicants must have completed 30 semester hours of college credits, including ma- thematics through analytical geo- metry and six hours of college physics or chemistry. School grad- es must be "C" or better. The second plan is Basic Met- erology which calls for a college degree. This is open to company grade officers who are not over News Wanted Squadron information officers are urged to submit ideas and material that will make good stories. Quite a few unit activi- ties, innovations to increase morale and the likes are good stories. Stories need not be in final form. For further in- formation, call the Informat'on Officer at 4168 or the WHITE FALCON editor at 4156. 37 years old. The applicant's col- lege credits should include ma- thematics through integral cal- culus and six hours of physics. Again, a "C" or better average is required. Airmen may try for weather officer in the final plan. Those between the ages of 18 and 27% may apply. Most airmen must have at least 30 semester hours of transferable college credits—that means cred- its of "C" or above. Courses in mathematics through analytical geometry and six semester hours of college physics or chemistry are required. Airmen who have graduated from Course No. ALR 25330, or the equivalent, may apply with as few as 17 hours of college credit. Nevertheless they must have completed college courses in algebra and trigonometry. Those who meet this require- ment and have the academic pre- requisites should apply through Air Weather Service here. Lt. Col. Lamar C. Petersen, command- er of Det. 13, 9th Weather Group will screen applications. He can be reached at Extension 4291. tended tours overseas will be brought home promptly, or at the earliest time without undue hardship. Personnel who have extended their active duty "ob- ligation" to serve at present sta- tion are excluded. 4. Hereafter, normal officer and enlisted overseas tours with de- pendents will not be voluntarily extended. . 5. Consideration will be given to extending, on request, overseas tours with maximum numbers of officers and men without depend- ents. The tours of officers and en- listed sponsors with dependents overseas will be successively shortened up to six months in order to meet quotas. The Navy said that as exact numbers "later require" some fleet units with home ports over- seas may be switched to the con- tinent of the United States. Det. 13 Leaves IVIon. For Home Station Next Monday Detachment 13 of Navy Patrol Squadron VP-11 will close up shop at Keflavik Airport after five months of patrolling the North Atlantic, the Denmark straits and the Norwegian sea. At 1 a.m. that day, the detach- ®- ment's heavily loaded P2V-7 Nep- tunes will take off and head for their home station at Brunswick, Me. VP-11's replacement', Det. 10 of VP-10 will be here to assure continuation of the North Atlantic watch. Since arriving here the detach- ments' five aircraft have flown hundreds of missions, including over 200 hours of search and res- cue missions. One of their routine patrols was along the Greenland icepack where they were on the lookout for icepacks or icebergs (Continued on Page i.) CPA Lists Promotion SlotsforFeb. Air Forces Iceland Centralized Personnel Actions (CPA) an- nounced the promotion quota for E-2 through E-5 for the Feb. 1 cycle. Detailed information should reach commanders by today and recommendations are being tenta- tively asked for by Jan. 13. A promotion board will consider those eligible for staff; unit com- manders will promote to airman first and below. The airmen first class submitted for nomination in the frozen fields to MATS will be determined by CPA. Air Forces Iceland received six staffs compared to five last year; 71 airmen first class slots and 51 last year. A 147-airman- second quota tops last year's allocation by 31. In the frozen fields AFI may submit five staffs to MATS and the same number for airman first consideration. Fields where staffs are not frozen include 204, 221, 222, 223, 241, 252, 253, 271, 273, 291, 301, (Continued to Page U-) FINAL MISSION—A P2V-7 Neptune is towed out of the Navy hangar prior to going on one of the final patrol missions flown out of Kefla- vik by Detachment 13 of VP-11. At left, two Navy patrolmen, ATR-3 Robert D. Stolt and AO-3 Fred Driver in Keflavik, with grown beards and rubber exposure suits smile at the thought of an early return to Brunswick, Me. In lower center two of the six crates of toys drop- ped by the detachment in Greenland are being loaded into a Neptune. At lower right, Lt. (j.g.) William B. Smith briefs two AC&W airmen who flew a patrol mission with the detachment shortly before Christmas. U.S. AIR FORCE — AEROSPACE POWER FOR PEACE LAN 0 S fi OK ASAFN 234359 ISLANDS

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