The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 08.04.1961, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 08.04.1961, Blaðsíða 1
LET'S Clean Up The Base White Red Crdss Drive Ends April 15 Volume XI, Number 13 Headquarters, Air Forces Iceland, Keflavik Airport, Iceland—A MATS Unit Saturday, April 8, 1961 Voted $n Pacing The deadline for cleaning up the base is getting mighty close, in fact there are only eight days left. Each organi- zation has been assigned specific areas of responsibility and al- though there has been a definite improvement in the looks of the base, there are still areas re- maining in which further im- provement can be made. * * * Air Forces Iceland officials an- nounced this week that the morale flights to Europe (1-9) would continue despite the fact that the C-54 aircraft assigned to AFI would be transferred in the near future. These flights will continue on the dates previously indicated on published schedules, through June 29. After this time, it is antici- pated that such flights will be continued under Navy sponsor- ship. Aircraft for these flights will be furnished by other MATS units. * * * "New..The Atlantic Quitet.." reads an attractive poster in the NCO Club lobby. What's this "quitet" jazz, we wonder. Iceland- ic for "stop the music," perhaps? Of course we can talk because the White Falcon never has any "typos." * * * The sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Morgan of Charleston, Ark., are posting what might well be an Air Force record. When their youngest son graduates from bas- ic training at Lackland, they will have a son in every Airman grade from A3C to MSgt. MSgt. Kenneth R. Morgan is a shop chief at Loring AFB, Me. TSgt. Haskel F. Morgan is serv- ing at Keesler AFB, Miss. SSgt. Carrol D. Morgan is at Nellis AFB, Nev. A1C James W. Morg- an is assigned to Wurtsmith AFB, Mich. A2C Clifford W. Morgan is on duty at Bergstrom AFB, Tex. and George H. Morgan is now finishing basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex., and should be A3C any day. * * * T-38 TALON trainers, the first faster-than-sound training plane, have been delivered to Randolph AFB, Tex. The TALON is a two place advance trainer that can exceed Mach 1.2 and soar to altitudes over 55,000 feet. It is replacing T-33 sub-sonic jet trainers. TAC Tankers Visit Keflavik TAC TANKERS Four Tactical Air Command KB-50J and K air refueling planes from Langley AFB, Va., were visitors tt Keflavik Airport this week. The big jet-assisted tankers are capable of air refueling three century series jets simultaneously. TAC has detachments of the tankers at MATS' Kindley AFB, Bermuda, and Lajes Field in the Azores. (U. S. Air Force Photo by A1C Billy N. Thurman.) K.\. Aircraft Fly'Mercy Mission9 Two Defense Force planes par- ticipated in an international mercy mission last week involving a Danish resident of Greenland and American aircrewmen and medi- cal personnel. When word was received that Mrs. Anne Marie Nielsen of Mestervig, Greenland, was in crit- ical condition and required im- mediate hospitalization a C-47 was dispatched promptly. Piloted by Maj. Austin W. Sim- DOD Lists 73 Installations For Reduction Department of Defense plans to discontinue or modify opera- tions at 73 installations and act- ivities in the U. S. and overseas include three Air Force bases— Kirtland, in New Mexico, and Laughlin and Harlingen, in Texas. The list, which does not specify which installations are to be dis- continued and which modified, also includes Air Force represent- atives at several industrial plants. A number of Naval installa- tions also appear in the listing. In conjunction with the Com- mander's Call program, the com- plete list of installations involved is being reproduced and distribut- ed to all units at Keflavik Air- port for posting on bulletin boards. Affected installations overseas will be listed after the govern- ments of the countries concerned are notified. mons with Capt. Thomas R. Len- hart as copilot and Capt. M. Van- dervale navigating, the C-47 brought Mrs. Nielsen to Keflavik Airport. She was attended en route by A1C E. L. Wooters and A2C C. J. Smiley of the 1400th USAF Hospital. At Keflavik Airport the patient was transferred to an H-19 rescue helicopter and flown to the Reyk- javik airport where a waiting ambulance rushed her to the hos- pital. Captains R. R. Weber and H. R. Zehnder were pilot and copilot of the helicopter. Dr. (Capt.) David Stewart of the base hos- pital accompanied Mrs. Nielsen on the flight to Reykjavik. Other crewmembers on the flight of about 700 miles from Mestervig on the east coast of Greenland to Keflavik Airport were A2C J. M. Forry, radio operator, and SSgt. F. E. Short- encarrier and A1C J. D. Perkin, flight engineers. MERCY MISSION Mrs. Anne Marie Nielsen is removed from C-47 for transfer to helicopter for flight to Reykjavik. The C-47 brought her from Mester- vig, Greenlaind, to Keflavik Airport. Holding the stretcher, at left, are SSgt. F. E. Shortdncarrier and A1C Karl Aldridge. In the plane are Dr. (Capt.) David Stewart; Mr. Nielsen, the patient's husband; A2C C. J. Smiley and A1C E. L. Wooters. (U.S. Air Force Photo by A2C W. R. Pate.) Planes Are Key To CASF Moves; MATS is Partner By SSgt. John W. Horky Four strange, big birds landed at Keflavik Airport this week and nested here for several days. The high fins of the four-engine craft with the two jet pods bore a shield with a winged flaming sword—and a large red thunder- bolt in the background—the em- blem of Tactical Air Command. A long way from home, the KB-50J and K aerial tankers of ,the 427th and 429th Air Refuel- ing Squadrons, Langley AFB, Va., were on an undisclosed mission in support of the Air Force's world- wide operations. The TAC jet-assisted flying gas stations are the backbone of the famed Composite Air Strike Force developed largely at Lang- ley AFB, which is also the home of the two squadrons and their parent organization, the 4505th Air Refueling Wing. These are believed to be the first TAC tankers to operate from Keflavik Airport since the early days of the development of the CASF in 1956. The CASF concept was vividly demonstrated for the first time in a real international crisis in July, 1958, in the deployment to Turkey because of the troubled situation in Lebanon. (See TAC, Page S.) Majors Promoted Two AFI officers were among 157 majors in MATS recently se- lected for promotion to lieutenant colonel. They are Majors Ross P. Han- na, chief of the weapons division, and Lawrence J. Hodgins Jr., de- puty commander of the 1400th Civil Engineering Sq. Effective dates of their promo- tions will be announced later. Music for Dining Now In Meeks 2; Meeks 4 Next Music for dining is now featur- ed in Meeks No. 2 dining hall which was recently rehabilitated and redecorated. The selections were chosen by the members of the 1400th Air Base Squadron and the hi-fi equipment was paid for by the central base fund. Background music will also be provided soon in Meeks No. 4 and rehabilitation of that dining hall is to be started in the near future, according to food service officials. U.S. AIR FORCE — AEROSPACE POWER FOR PEACE

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