The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 13.02.1965, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 13.02.1965, Blaðsíða 1
THE WHITE Fall© (Dim, U.S. NAVAL STATION, KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ICELAND Volume IV, Number 6 Saturday, February 13,1965 PROUD PARENTS AND DOCTOR—The twins (in incubator from left to right) Diane Lorraine and Suzanne Elaine are quite the attention getters as (from left to right) Dr. Walker H. Campbell, Lt, MC, USNR, and the twins parent's Harry D. Smith, 27, MR1 and his wife, Sandy, gaze at the infants. The two girls were the first set of twins to be born by a Navy couple at the Station Hospital since the Navy took over the base. 1st Navy Twins Born At Station Hospital The first set of twins born to a Navy couple since the Navy took over the base July 1, 1963 took place at the Stations Hospital, Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 12:55. The two girls, Suzanne Elaine and Diane Lorraine, were born at 12:55 and 1:13, respectively, to Mr. Harry D. Smith, MRl, and his wife, Sandy. Suz-^ anne weighed 4 pounds, 14% ounces while Diane weighed 4 pounds, 3% ounces. For the parents, the twins are their first-born children. The fraternal twins were de- livered by Dr. Walker H. Camp- bell, Lt, MC, USNR. Fraternal twins are not identi- cal. For instance, Suzanne Elaine has darker hair than her sister, Diane Lorraine. Twins are not new to Mrs. Smith's side of the family. Sandy's new daughters are the third set of twins to be born on her fa- mily's side over the years. Al- though Mrs. Smith has only a sister in her family, Mr. Smith has two brothers and four sisters. Smith and his wife, Sandy, both from Cochran, Ga., were married in September 1963. Smith, a machinery repairman first class at Public Works, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur R. Smith, R.D. 3, Cochran, Ga. Mrs Smith, the former Miss Sandy Jones, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Jones also of Cochran. The first set of twins born to a military family at the Station Hospital since the Navy's occupa- tion were two boys, Sean David and Eric Omar, born to Capt and Mrs. Willis M. Sherman, USAF, Nov. 8, 1963 . Ramsey Gets Mew Post VAdm Paul H. Ramsey, com- mander of the Naval Air Forces Atlantic, has been named by the Secretary of the Navy to succeed VAdm John S. Thach as deputy chief of Naval Operation (Air). Admiral Ramsey visited Ice- land during the Naval Station's annual ComNavAirLant Admini- strative Inspection held Aug. 4-12, 1964. He made aviation history as the first U.S. military jet pilot when he flew the Bell YP59 in 1943 while assigned as a test pilot. Admiral Thach succeeds Adm Charles D. Griffin as Commander U.S. Naval Forces, Europe. AFI To Take Part In Air Defense Film Air Forces Iceland units and other components of the 26th Air Division will be the subject of a 30-minute color film to be pro- duced by the Air Photographic and Charting Service (MATS) in conjunction with the Air Defense Command. Actual Filming of the units here will come later, but a four- man script team is scheduled to arrive at Keflavik next week to gather material for the film's nar- rative and prepare and initial for- mat. The film is to be called "Eyes of the North" and will feature the Air Defense Command in the Arctic regions, its mission, and the ways and means it carries out the mission. In addition to the fighter unit and radar squadron on Iceland, the team will visit the Goose Air Defense Sector in Labrador, Thule and Sonderstrom Air Bases in Greenland, the Flyingsdale- Moore BMEWS system in Eng- land, and several other radar sta- tions scattered throughout the north. The team is expected to arrrive Monday, talk with AFI Com- mander Col. Alan G. Long, and get acquainted with facilities here. Work will begin Tuesday when the four leave by aircraft for the 667th AC&W Sq. on the other side of the island. After an all- day visit, they will return to Keflavik to prepare for Wednes- day, when they will hear briefings and obtain material from the 57th FIS, 932d AC&W, and Air Forces Iceland. While gathering material, the team will be shooting "still" pic- tures for reference and program format planning. When completed, the film will take its place in the Air Defense Command's inventory of latest films depicting the command in various missions throughout the hemisphere. In This Issue Chief Mclvor ........... pg. 4 Sergeant Ruehl ......... pg. 5 Sports .................. pg. 6 Movie Schedule ........ Pg- 7 OUTSTANDING WORK—Mr. Thorgrimur J. Halldorsson gets a certi- ficate and a hearty handshake from Captain Thornhill after success- fully completing a seven-week electronics course. The ceremony took place Feb. 1 at the captain's office. (Photo by Lang, PHAN.) Thor Gets Certificate For Outstanding Duty Mr. Thorgrimur J. Halldorsson received a certificate "for outstanding performance of academic duties" from Capt Henry E. Thornhill, Jr., commanding officer of the Naval Communication Station, Iceland, at ceremonies Feb. 1, at the captain's office. The certificate was awarded by the Air Force Training ¦f Command, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., for the completion of VIP To Visit Keflavik Base Brig. Gen. Thomas H. Beeson, commander of the Goose Air De- fense Sector, will visit Hq. Air Forces Iceland and the 57th Fighter Interceptor Sq. next week on his way back to his headquar- ters in Labrador. General Beeson and his wife, Kathleen, have been visiting in Greenland and Denmark at the invitation of Prince Knud, Prince of Denmark. The general is expected to ar- rive here sometime Sunday night, and inspect the Air Force units here and the 932d AC&W Sq. at Rockville on Monday and Tuesday. He and his wife are scheduled to depart the base on Wednesday. Air Force units on Iceland fall under operational control of the Goose Air Defense Sector, com- manded by General Beeson. His visit here will be the first for General Beeson since he was promoted in mid-December 1964. A reception for General and Mrs. Beeson will be held at the Officers Club Tuesday evening . LOOK-SEE—Mr. Henning-Thomsen, newly appointed West German Ambassador to Iceland, takes a look into the cockpit of an F-102 Delta Dagger jet from the 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. The ambassa- dor made his first visit to this military installation Tuesday. He toured the base and its facilities after lunching with RAdm Ralph Weymouth, Commander, Iceland Defense Force. (USAF Photo by A1C W.R. Keener) Observatory Launched A second Orbiting Solar Ob- servation (OSO), launched Feb. 2, is to make a comprehensive study of the sun and its effects on conditions on earth. The satel- lite, weighing 545 pounds, will back up the solar investigations begun by the sucessful OSO I launched in March 1962. a seven-week electronics course. Mr. Halldorsson, known by the Communication Station personnel as Thor, has been with the sta- tion since March 1962. "He has proven not only to be professional- ly able in all respects in his posi- tion af electronics resident engi- neer, but has been most helpful on many occasions when assistance and advice was needed concerning anything ranging from Icelandic Government regulations to in- formation on Iceland's history, customs and areas of interest," say CommSta personnel. Prior to transfer to the Naval Communation Station, Mr. Hall- dorsson was assistant air com- munication resident engineer with the Air Force at Keflavik. Thor married Thuridur Thor- arinsdottir in July 1956 and they have two children, Ingi Thor and Sigrun Bjorg, ages seven and four. The Halldorssons reside in Hafn- arfjordur. 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