The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 15.04.1961, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 15.04.1961, Blaðsíða 1
KA Keglers Td Play In MATS Tourney alcch Talent Shdw Deadline Is April 24 Volume XI, Number 14 Headquarters, Air Forces Iceland, Keflavik Airport, Iceland—A MATS Unit Saturday, April 15, 1961 Missile site construction for the Minuteman already is underway at Malmstrom AFB, Mont. Construction began even though the Minuteman only made its first successful flight a few weeks ago. The new solid fuel ICBM is scheduled to become operational in 1962, a year earlier than plan- ned. Gen. Thomas S. Power, SAC commander, hailed the ground- breaking, saying, "Success has marked the Minuteman progress since its start." * * * The Military Air Transport Service has assumed operational and training control over nine Air National Guard wings effec- tive Apr. 15. These units, located in seven states east of the Mississippi, al- ready have been identified as changing mission and aircraft type to the troop carrying role. The ANG units increase MATS airlift potential by 165 big C-97 "Stratofreighter" turbo-props and about 700 National Guardsmen. * * * The Department of Defense has asked Selective Service to provide 250 doctors for duty with the Air Force. The first time such a request has been made in four years, the Pentagon announcement said, the call was made necessary "by the failure of this year's intern group to volunteer for active duty in July in sufficient numbers to meet the requirements of the mili- tary medical services." * * * The Martin Company has con- structed at its Baltimore, Md., plant a wind tunnel that can blast air at speeds 20 times faster than sound. The company says "no wind on earth, or in any conventional wind tunnel, has ever produced air travelling at these enormous speeds—up to 20,000 feet (nearly four miles) per second." The new wind tunnel is design- ated to test space vehicles. * * * By a 411-0 vote the House of Representatives passed the Air Force construction authorization. This is the multi-million dollar measure that covers both over- seas and continental construction projects. It also includes author- ization for 1,015 new Capehart family housing units to be con- structed in fiscal 1962. The bill is now before the Sen- ate, which completed committee hearings in late March. A vote is expected during April. AMERICAN STUDENTS VISIT Fifteen students from Wappinger Central High School in New York recently spent a week in Iceland and a tour of the AFRTS facilities at Keflavik was on the agenda. Here, Petty Officer Jack Bilson of AFRS briefs Karen Olson and Andrew Ferreri on the operation of the console. The students are members of an Iclandic Club at their school and earned their own money to make the trip here. 17 Airmen On July Returnee List Get Consecutive Overseas Tours Of the 34 airmen on the July returnee list who re- quested consecutive overseas tours, 17 have already re- ceived such assignments. Assignments for the other 17 airmen—overseas or ZI—are ex-* pected soon and orderly rooms will be notified promptly when re- ceived. This is the first group to re- ceive assignments under the pre- sent system. It provides that re- turnees may indicate their pre- ferences for two overseas count- ries in addition to their ZI as- signment preference when they forecast. The new system provides a bet- ter chance of obtaining a conse- cutive overseas tour than the old system which required a letter of request, personnel officials said. Seven of the 17 airmen are being assigned to Japan. A3C Al- bert L. Basile, Robert J. Beitz, Eugene O. Johns and Pedro Mar- tinez are going to Misawa AB. A3C Ralph T. Kler and Frank L. Turner Jr. were assigned to To- kyo and A2C Elmer M. Sams Jr. to Tachikawa AB. SSgt. Salvatore A. Blandino and A1C Henry M. Mizzano re- ceived assignments to Lakaheath in Suffolk and A1C Kenneth J. Warren to Alcounbury, Hunting- donshire, England. Four others are being assigned to Germany—A3C Peter J. Karow and Robert E. Moran to Spang- dahlem AB, A2C Charles J. Kelly to Wiesbaden AB, and A3C Al- bert J. DeRenzis to Lindsay Air Station. A2C Edward B. Shallow is go- ing to Clark AB, Philippines, A3C Jose A. Burciaga to Zara- goza AB, Spain, and A3C Gre- gario Garza to Evreux Fauville AB, France. Four officers have also received consecutive overseas tours for this summer. Capt. Joseph A. Zinno is going to Torrijon AB, Spain, and Capt. Robert L. Va- taralo to Rhein-Main, Germany. Capt. Nicholas Popovich and 1st Lt. William R. Thompson are being assigned to Chateauroux Air Station, France, with head- quarters at Ruislip, England. More Acts Wanted For Talent Show There is still time to enter the base talent contest. The deadline is April 24. Specialty acts, singing groups, comics and dancers are especially desired but there are 11 categor- ies in which entries may be made. Finalists will be selected on April 27 and they will present their acts at the Viking Service Club on April 28 and 29. Winners in the base talent con- test will compete in the MATS contest at Dover AFB, Del. from May 27 to June 1. Complete details and entry blanks are available at the Viking Service Club. New Chapel Window Is Memorial To Two 57th FIS Men The first of the new stained glass windows in the Keflavik Airport Chapel was unveiled at the 11 a.m. gene- ral worship service last Sunday. Now the rays of the widely** variable sun will cast a soft green light into the sanctuary—in mem- ory of two Air Force men who made the supreme sacrifice in the defense of the northern anchor of the NATO chain. Presented by the members of the 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, the window is a mem- orial to 1st Lts. Arnold J. Ross and Robert K. Slussar who lost their lives when their F-89 Scor- pion crashed here Dec. 31, 1959. The memorial window was un- veiled by Mrs. Benjamin G. Wil- lis, wife of Colonel Willis, the Air Forces Iceland commander, attended by Lt. Col. Frederick D. Ellis, commander of the 57th FIS. Imported from Copenhagen, the leaded glass window has two met- al panels—one picturing a dove of peace and the other noting that it was given by the 57th FIS. Five additional windows have been sponsored, two by Civil En- gineering and one each by the 1971st AACS Squadron, the Ex- plorer Scouts and the Protestant Fellowship Group. In accepting the first stained glass window, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Mark W. Gress expressed the hope that the occasion would be an inspiration to other organiza- tions as well as individuals to sponsor windows for the rest of the sanctuary. Five more units will be re- quired for the windows and doors of the sanctuary and the choir assembly room. Chaplain (Capt.) Luther M. Nielsen is in charge of the pro- ject. The chaplains expressed their appreciation to the Civil Engin- eering people who framed and in- stalled the first stained glass window in the Chapel. Radio, Democracy Classes Offered Starting May 15 USAFI group study classes in Radio Fundamentals and Ameri- can Democracy are being offered by the base education office. Both classes will begin on May 15. Radio Fundamentals includes sound and radio waves, electricity and magnetism, Ohm's law, va- cuum tubes, AC circuits and tun- ing. Also covered in the course are simple receivers, superhetero- dyne receivers, loud-speakers and public address systems, oscillators and amplifiers, transmitters, an- tennas and VHF. The class on American Demo- cracy includes the nature of prob- lems and their solution, family life, minority rights, youth and crime, democracy and its com- petitors, political campaigning and lobbies. Public debt and taxa- tion, defense, disarmament, world trade and the United Nations will also be discussed. Enrollments "for both classes are now being accepted at the base education office, Bldg. T-101. Toastmasters Elect The Vulcan Toastmasters Club installed new officers at a meet- ing at the NCO Club on April 4 which was also ladies night. New officers are Carlton Quin- by, president; "Pat" Pasco, edu- cational vice president; Stephan Gudjohnsson, administrative vice president; Ed Shallow, secretary; George Fors, treasurer; and Benjamin Carver, master-at-arms. Presiding over the meeting and installation was Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Mark W. Gress. Toastmast- er of the evening was Joseph M. Body. A special feature of the pro- gram and the first for the club was "Table Topics," presented by Mrs. Cynthia Fors, wife of Ge- orge Fors. Each Toastmaster was given a subject relating to his job on which to speak extemporan- eously. The Vulcan Toastmasters Club meets every Tuesday evening at the Civilian Club and guests are always welcome. BX Has New AF Blues New lightweight shade 84 Air Force blue uniforms are now available through the BX on a special order basis. Sample uniforms are on hand for fitting to insure that the cor- rect sizes are ordered for each customer. Delivery can be made about 10 days after uniforms are ordered, BX officials advise. The new uniform will be aut- horized for wear beginning May 1. U.S. AIR FORCE — AEROSPACE POWER FOR PEACE

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