The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 06.05.1961, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 06.05.1961, Blaðsíða 1
Buy Ydur Share Df America! Buy BdndsTdday alccn Ydur Investment Is Safest In Savings Bdnds Volume XI, Number 17 Headquarters, Air Forces Iceland, Keflavik Airport, Iceland—A MATS Unit Saturday, May 6, 1961 Awards Presented At Review A Lockbourne AFB, Ohio, of- ficer, 1st Lt. Clarence J. Savelle, owes his life to an automotive seat belt he bought for $5.50. Involved in a recent accident, the driver in the other car was thrown from his vehicle and kil- led. But the seat belt held the lieutenant in his car, to which local police attribute his escape. The lieutenant bought the seat belt only four days before the accident during a base drive to get personnel to install safety equipment. * * * A small village lying 12 miles from the giant SAC base at Zara- goza, Spain, has named one of its streets after an air base ser- geant. The mayor of LaMuela said his village was naming a street after MSgt. Frank J. Leone to "sustain his memory in the hearts of the people for whom he did so much." For three years Sergeant Le- one used his off-duty time to help the villagers, to construct a school, to fight a long period of drought, and to play Santa Claus at Christ- mas. * * * The U. S. Navy has received its first P3V-1 Orion anti-submarine patrol bomber. Powered by four Allison tur- bine engines, the Orion carries a crew of ten at 400 m.p.h. cruis- ing speeds, but can slow down to 175 m.p.h. over target areas. The craft is jam-packed with the latest in Naval anti-submar- ine equipment. * * * An eight pound ammonium nit- rate cartridge has been developed that will allow B-52H bombers to self-start their huge jet engin- es, representing another vital re- duction of Strategic Air Com- mand ground alert crews. This is the first time such a starter has turned over jets as large as the B-52 power plant. SAC likens the development to the first automotive electric start- er that replaced the hand crank. The sixth annual reunion of the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing will be held May 13 at Las Vegas, Nev. Col. Arlie J. Blood, coordinator for the reunion, said registrations should be made at the Eiveria Hotel's hospitality suite. The Viking Service Club is still accepting reservations for the Saga Tour which leaves the club Sunday, May 14, at 9 a.m. The cost is 140 kronur and details are available at the club. PLAQUES FOR ACHIEVEMENT mmmSm Plaudits were the order of the day Saturday when Air Forces Iceland held its first Wing Review of 1961. Here, Col. Benjamin G. Willis, commander, is presenting plaques to Lt. Col. Morris F. Wilson, com- mander of 57th FIS, Capt. Allen S. Maestre, Transportation Sq com- mander, Capt. Gerrit Van Riper, assistant operations officer, and Capt. Delbert Fisk, base operations. Talented AACS Men Lead In Local Contest Fourteen of the 23 men representing Keflavik Airport in the MATS Talent Contest are from the 1971st AACS Squadron. AACS people took five first places in nine events plus the majority in two group^" categories. The talent contest winners will present their program at Rock- ville on May 11, at Grindavik on May 18 and at the Officers Club on May 19. The show is also ten- tatively scheduled for the NCO Club on May 12. They will compete at Dover AFB, Del., in the MATS Talent Contest from May 27 to June 1. Winners will go on to the Air Force Talent Contest at Andrews AFB, Md., June 5-10. Winners in the local contest are: Novelty (Comic) - SSgt. John E. Willse, 1971st AACS. Western Group - "Western Troubadours," SSgt. Alvin B. Koschelski, 1971st AACS; A1C William E. Dalton, postal detach- ment; and A2C Thomas R. Wind- sor, 1971st AACS Male Vocalist - SSgt. Ronald J. Lappert, 1971st AACS, Grinda- vik - "Old Black Magic." Instrumental (Solo) - SSgt. Earl G. Scott, CAMRON, electric guitar. Vocal Group - "Midnight Suns," A2C Charles M. Freburger and A3C Thomas F. Eckers, Richard E. Burnham and Robert B. Pol- lock, all of AFI, "Down by the Riverside." Specialty Act - A3C Ernest C. Christiansen, 1971st AACS, "Nev- er on a Sunday," and jokes. Country Style (Solo) - A2C William S. Daugherty, 1971st AACS, "Billy, Billy Bayou." Musical Instrument Group - "Blue Grass Boys," SSgt. Earl T. Scott, CAMRON; SSgt. Alvin B. Koschelski, 1971st AACS; A1C William E. Dalton, postal detach- ment; and A2C Thomas R. Wind- sor, 1971st AACS. Master of Ceremonies - SSgt. John E. Willse, 1971st AACS. Judges in the local contest were Mr. and Mrs. Aevar Kvaran and Mr. Kristinn Hallsson, all of Reykjavik; Mr. Richard Samson, of civilian personnel; and Miss Sandra Mahlum, dependent school music teacher. Story Contest Closes May 15 There is still just a little time to enter your story or stories in the Air Force Short Story Con- test. Entries must be submitted by May 15 to be considered for the $15, $20 and $30 prizes being of- fered at Keflavik Airport. Winning entries here will be forwarded for competition in the MATS contest in which the prizes range from $25 to $75. In the USAF contest the prizes are $350, $250, $150 and $100. AF&MATS Commend Safe Flying, Driving Kudos were the order of the day at last Saturday's re- view as awards to Keflavik Airport units for flying and ground safety achievements were announced publicly. At the ceremonies Col. Benja- min G. Willis, IDF and AFI com- mander, also announced that the operational readiness inspection of the 57th Fighter Interceptor conducted last week was an out- standing success. Last year's accident-free flying record brought AFI an Air Force Flying Safety Award, MATS Outstanding Unit Award and a MATS Flying Safety Pendant for base operations. The 57th FIS received a MATS Outstanding Unit Award and Flying Safety Plaque. The 1400th Transportation Squadron received a MATS Out- standing Unit Award. The letter from Lt. Gen. Joe W. Kelly, MATS commander, cited "a 29 per cent reduction in USAF ve- hicle accidents" and said, "Parti- cularly noteworthy were the zero rates in all other categories." ®- BX Announces Sale And Discontinuing Of Foreign Goods When the Iceland Exchange be- comes a Navy Ship's Store—date now unknown—no foreign-made goods will be stocked. Remaining stocks of such goods on hand at that time will be turn- ed over to other overseas Army and Air Force exchanges. Stereo sets, cameras, handbags, perfumes, Hummel dolls and fig- urines and Icelandic souvenirs are among the items now in stock which will be discontinued. The exchange plans a clearance sale of American-made merchand- ise tentatively set to begin about May 15. Perfumes, jewelry, photo accessories, household items and some civilian clothing will be among the items on sale. Maj. Gen. Perry B. Griffith, deputy inspector general for safe- ty, said of the Air Force Flying Safety Award to AFI, "During a twelve month period, 1 January through 31 December 1960, Air Forces Iceland established an ac- cident free record while accom- plishing over 10,000 flying hours. This is especially commendable as the unit maintained a twenty- four hour a day alert status. "All operational requirements were successfully completed in spite of the hazards associated with polar and North Atlantic operations. Excellent planning, crew coordination, and first rate maintenance contributed to the unit's safety record." General Kelly's letter announc- ing the selection of the 57th FIS to receive the MATS Outstanding Unit Award said; "This squadron maintained all weather combat type operations in an area of long . periods of darkness, with inherently hazardous weather and field conditions and limited or no available alternate airfields. "The mission accomplishment under such adverse conditions while remaining accident free is indeed praiseworthy. Please pass to the personnel of the 57th Fight- er Interceptor Squadron my ap- preciation and congratulations for (See "Awards" Page S.) Four More Men Receive 10-Year Service Pins Four more Keflavik Airport civil service men have received 10-year service pins in addition to those mentioned in the White Falcon last week. They are John J. Barbacci, CAMRON; James D. Ellis, De- tachment 13, 9th Weather Group; Edward E. Pensel, Supply; and Leon Steier, Army Corps of En- gineers. Mission Begins Here Tomorrow "What do you think of Christ?" is the theme of the Protestant Preaching Mission to be given at Keflavik Airport May 7-10. The missioner, Rev. Fred J. Landdeck, will devote the preach- ing periods to facets of the answ- er one might give to the question. Tomorrow at 11 a.m. the theme is "The Changeless Christ," He- brews 13:8 and at 7 p.m. "The Inescapable Christ," Acts 26:14. Themes at the other 7 p.m. ser- vices are: Monday, "The Good Christ," Mark 10:18; Tuesday, "The Unexpected Christ," Luke 5:26; and Wednesday, "The For- midable Christ," Luke 20:18. The Protestant chaplains ex- tend a cordial invitation to all personnel, military, civilian and dependent, to attend this series of sermons as a spiritual retreat. U.S. AIR FORCE — AEROSPACE POWER FOR PEACE

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