The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 25.03.1961, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 25.03.1961, Blaðsíða 1
Our 'misbidn1 Jfs TD PRDDUCE Service news ^ND WE INTEND ^ULL CDVERAGE jfn EACH ISSUE Volume XI, Number 12 Headquarters, Air Forces Iceland, Keflavik Airport, Iceland—A MATS Unit Saturday, March 25, 1961 Pasting Better hurry if you want to take the Easter Tour of Reykja- vik sponsored by the Viking Ser- vice Club. There is room for only 40 passengers. The trip will leave the club at 9 a.m., April 2, and will include the occasion for both Protestant and Catholic members to attend a church service in Reykjavik. Cost of the trip is kr. 135 which includes lunch and a coffee break. The story about Keflavik's "Beachcombers" is featured this week in the MATS News Service. Written by SSgt. John Horky, MATS picked the story up and sent it to all bases in the com- mand. * # * A major milestone in develop- ment of nuclear power for aero- space flight was achieved when the Tory IIA reactor at the Nev- ada Test Site achieved critically at one watt nominal power, and later the same day was run up to 200 watts. The reactor, de- signated to operate at a full pow- er of 150 megawatts, is equival- ent in size to a modern 200 horse- power automobile engine, but produces the equivalent of 200,000 horsepower. * * ^ SNAP, a relatively small nu- clear space power unit, is ex- pected to expand our capability significantly in space. (SNAP stands for Sub-system for Nu- clear Auxiliary Power.) SNAP 10 is a 300-watt (elec- trical) reactor thermoelectric un- it. SNAP 2 is a 3-kilowatt (elec- trical) reactor turboelectric unit. if: # ^ The coveted Thompson Trophy was awarded Feb. 28 to the three crew-members of the B-58 Hust- ler which established in January a new world's speed record of 1284.73 mph over a closed 1000 kilometer course. Sharing the award were three members of Strategic Air Com- mand's 43d Bomb. Wing, Maj. Harold E. Confer, pilot; Maj. Richard H. Weir, navigator-bomb- ardier; and Capt. Howard S. Bialas, defense systems operator. * # * The Air National Guard has presented a $100,000 check to the Air Force Academy as its contri- bution to a voluntary campaign to build the Falcon stadium. Maj. Gen. Winston P. Wilson, Deputy Chief of the National Guard Bureau, said "the National Guard is proud to make this con- tribution as a member of the Air Force team." Off-Base Goods Allowed *••••*• Red Cross Fund Campaign Begins March 31 Duty-free Commissary, Exchange Items Okayed For Easter Holiday Drive To Last Till April 15; 100% Is Goal Project Officers and Key Men, both military and civil- ian, met Monday morning at the Viking Service Club to get the annual Red Cross Fund Drive underway. There is no quota nor a goal. Key men and Project Officers will seek to accomplish 100 per cent participation by all military and American civilian employes. The meeting got underway with Col. Myron P. Barlow, AFI's Chief of Staff, explaining the purpose of the drive. He called upon all members present to give their full cooperation in attaining 100 per cent participation. Mr. Robert J. Byler, also spoke, explaining the work the Red Cross does here, pointing out that the majority of money spent was for members of the military. He also emphasized that the Red Cross is supported totally by vol- untary contributions. Major Henry C. Jessup, Kefla- vik Project Officer, outlined the type of campaign to be conducted and credited Key Men and Pro- ject Officers with the ultimate success of the job. He advised each Key Man to make a personal contact with each person on his list. (See Drive, Page 3.) Spring Cleanup Gets Underway All Over Base Operation "Clean-Up" swung into high pitch this week with all units and individuals given an April 15 deadline for getting the winter's collection of debris re- moved from all areas. Base Commander Colonel Ben- jamin G. Willis said that a pre- liminary inspection last Saturday revealed that a general laxness in the police of the Base had left most areas in an extremely de- plorable condition. All units have been given speci- fic areas for cleanup and all building occupants are reminded that they are responsible for their immediate building areas, extend- ing to a distance of 50 feet. The Civil Engineering Squad- ron will provide the heavy equip- ment and operators for the re- moval of bulky debris. Unit com- manders are asked to coordinate their requirements directly with that squadron. Colonel Willis emphasized that the wholehearted cooperation of all personnel is necessary to ef- fect this cleanup and to maintain the standard, once it has been achieved. Duty-free shopping privileges and authorization to re- move items duty free from the Agreed Area for families residing off base has been granted for the Easter holidays. It will be handled under the^" same conditions used during the Christmas and Thanksgiving holi- days, the conditions of which are spelled out in IDF Instruction 5840.3. "Defense Force members resid- ing outside the Agreed Area will be permitted to remove commis- sary and base exchange items from the base duty-free during the period Mar. 27, through Mar. 29, in connection with the Easter Holidays," the instructions read. The maximum which may be removed from the base will be $25 for adults and $15 for each No Falcon Next Week Due to the Easter Holidays which are observed for five days by the Icelandic Nation- als, there will be no White Falcon next week. It is printed by Isafoldar- prentsmidja h.f. in Reykjavik and our printers will be ob- serving the holiday. The next issue is due to be distributed April 8, and per- sons who want to contribute articles for that issue may do so between today and April 4, at noon. child. A roster has been prepared re- porting the names of families who reside off base and has been sub- mitted to the Provost Marshal's Office. The preparation and authentica- tion of IDF Form 38, "Purchase Authorization for Off-base Resi- dents," has been delegated to squadron commanders or their equivalent and the shopper needs only one copy of the form. • Shopping dates for off-base residents will be established by the authenticating officer to in- sure that an equal number of per- sonnel make their purchases dur- ing each of the designated shop- ping days. Duty-free items may be re- moved from the Agreed Area only at the Turner Gate between 10 a.m. and noon, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the three-day period. Items mentioned in paragraph 3d of IDF Instructions 5840.3 will not be removed duty free from the base. 'CORALEERS' ENTERTAIN MASONS The 'Coraleers,' a group of Spiritual singers, entertained at the Northern Lights Masonic dinner held at the NCO Club. From left to right the 'Coraleers' are SMSgt. Glen Hunt; SSgt. Rodney Bradford; SMSgt. Carlton Fite; MSgt. Leroy Jaques; A2C William Goins; and SSgt. Ralph Jennings. The Northern Lights Masons were hosts of Reykjavik Masons at the dinner. Exchange Student To Be Featured On Family Portraits A recent visitor to Keflavik Airport was Miss Ragnheidur Olafsdottir, of Reykjavik, who last year lived and went to high school in Hawthorne, Calif., as a guest of the American Field Service. Accompanied by her parents, Miss Olafsdottir toured the base and attended a tea given by the women teachers of the Depend- ent School. Together with other foreign ex- change students, Miss Olafsdottir appeared on a radio program in Hollywood called "Family Por- traits," in which they discussed various aspects of life in their individual countries. The transcribed programs are now being broadcast over Armed Forces Radio on Mondays and Tuesdays, at 9:15 a.m. Miss Ol- afsdottir will appear on "Family Portraits" Tuesday, March 28th and Monday, April 3rd. U.S. AIR FORCE — AEROSPACE POWER FOR PEACE

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