The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 12.03.1965, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 12.03.1965, Blaðsíða 1
THE WHITE U.S. NAVAL STATION, KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ICELAND Volume IV, Number 10 ______________Friday, March 12, 1965 THAT ICES THE CAKE—Supervising the icing of cakes at the new Bake Shop located in Galley 743 is Kenneth G. Amadon, CS1. The bakers icing the cakes for the enjoyment of those who eat in the General Mess are (from left to right), Magnus Sigurbjornsson, Head Icelandic Baker on the station, Amadon, Margeir Sigurbjornsson and Ivan Culajak. Galley 743 Has New Name: 4Naval Station Bake Shop9 Something old, something new,—that is the story on the relocation of the Naval Station Bake Shop. The opening of the new Bake Shop in old Galley 743 took place Feb. 22. It was on that date that bakers started running bread and pastries through their oven and the good smell started wafting over the entire area. Actually, the renovation is not completed' They are waiting to get holes patched in the -walls and floors, get ice cream machine installed and other minor details. Kenneth G. Amadon, GS1, lead- ing petty officer for the Bake Shop, related that the daily work load calls for an average produc- tion of 800 loaves of bread plus all the bakery products for all the clubs and the Commissary Store. To assist Amadon in this en- deavor are eight Icelanders, two Yugoslavians and one other sailor, James D. Covington, CS3. These men work during the day prepar- ing all the dough that is used in the making of the bread. The night crew consists of six sailors who work three men to one night shift. These men make up the two night shifts: Joseph F. Pilosi. CS2, Bruce D. Beard. CS2 and Carl R. DeBlank, CSi5 are in the first shift and Richard J. Kehoe, CS1, Larry D. Shelton. SN and Donald D. Roderick, SN are in the second. These men make all the pastries that are served in the genera1 mess. Also they make specialty items such as the recent Seabee birthday cake and many others. When the Bake Shop is full/ operational, everyone will see and taste a wider variety of bakery products. In This Issue Doctors' Notebook ___ pg. Seabee Ball .......... pg. Sports ............... pg. Yearbook Staff ....... pg. It Pays To Think...... pg. Car Need Washing? SPRITE WASHED-UP RIGHT—Students from the Alfred T. Mahan High School wash down one of the cars during their car wash held Saturday at Building 550. The event was sponsored by the Youth Center's Teen Club. Patrol Sqd. 56 Takes Charge Of ASW Duty Detachment 13 of Patrol Squad- ron 56 arrived here Monday even- ing to relieve Detachment 13 of VP-23, which departed for Bruns- wick, Maine, Wednesday. The newly arrived squadron re- cently completed a deployment to U.S. Naval Station, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico and termin- ated its services to Task Group DELTA before preparing for a split deployment to Iceland and Spain. It was commissioned as a re- serve squadron with the designa- tion of Patrol Squadron 900 on July 1, 1946 at the Naval Air Station, Anacostia, Washington, D.C. Due to reorganization of the reserve components, the designa- tion was later changed to VP-661. The squadron was called to active duty in September 1950 and be- came an active member of the Atlantic Fleet with home port in Norfolk, Va. In March 1953, VP-661 became Patrol Squadron 56. This is not the first time the squadron has been in Iceland. From April to September 1962, VP-56 conducted an overseas split deployment with six aircraft located at Rota, Spain and five based here. Five aircraft were deployed on Oct. 8, 1962 to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The squadron also partici- pated in Springboard '63 at Roose- velt Roads, Puerto Rico, for two weeks during January 1963. During 1963, PV-56 won the Fleet Air Wing Five Battle Readiness Efficiency Award and in November became a member of Task Group DELTA. Cdr Gerald F. Thummel is of- ficer-in-charge of the Keflavik de- ^^ tachment and executive officer of the squadron. Commander Thummel began his Naval career in December 1943. He was commissioned Ensign upon graduation from the Naval Re- serve Officers Training Corps at the University of California in 1946 . Cdr G. F. Thummel Holy Name Luncheon Scheduled Sunday The Naval Station's Holy Name Society will sponsor a buffet luncheon Sunday at the CPO Club at 1 p.m. Bishop Gunnarsson of the Catholic Cathedral, Reykjavik, will be the guest speaker and talk about his recent travels to Rome's Ecumenical Council. All hands are cordially invited to attend. Tickets can be obtained from Holy Name members or contact T. R. Ronan, BKC, on base at 2236 for reservations. "WELCOME ABOARD SHIPMATE PRESIDENT"—Members of Branch 255 of the FRA meeting National President George Bernatz as he arrived at Keflavik Airport. National Pres. Visits Local FRA Branch March. 2nd was a big day for the members of Branch 255 of the Fleet Reserve Association here at Keflavik. The reason—the National President of the FRA arrived at Keflavik Airport. On hand to greet the National President, George C. Bernatz, were Branch 255 President Shipmate Perry, Vice President Scott, 2nd Vice Presi-' dent Cochran, Secretary Coleman and Shipmates O'Conner, Don- nelly, Crummett, Denney and Member-at-large Lieutenant Soil- George C. Bernatz retired from the Navy as a CTC in 1953 and has been active in the Fleet Re- serve Association since 1945. He was elected to the office of Na- tional President this year. Mr. Bernatz visited his shipmates at Keflavik from National Head- quarters in Washington, D.C. This is the first time that a National Officer of the FRA has visited Iceland. Keflavik is the most northern branch of the FRA. The main reason for his coming to Keflavik, Mr. Bernatz ex- plained, "was because the mem- bership of branch 255 went up 525 per cent over last year." Rules, Regulations Of A 'Dog's life' For personnel who have dogs as pets here on base, here's an im- portant message from the Naval Station's Security Department. A number of canines have been picked up by the Security Patrol. Dogs on base must be registered at the Security Building (T-790). If they are not, and found unre- gistered, they will be destroyed. The Security Department is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekday. Some of the rules for having a dog on base taken from the Ice- land Defense Force's Instruction 10570.1 A are as follows: 1. Military and civilian members of IDF cannot import pets of any kind into Iceland without prior approval in accordance with the provisions of this instruction. 2. Pets shall not be allowed to run free and shall not be allowed to damage property, annoy per- sonnel, nor defile the grounds around any building where adults or children may be offended. For further information, con- tact the Security Department. Branch 255 now has well over 200 members. The total member- ship of the Fleet Reserve Asso- ciation is now over 61,000. A special business meeting and buffet was held Wednesday, March 3rd, at the CPO Club. Fifteen new members were initiated into branch 255. After the initiation a two-bell ceremony was held in honor of all departed shipmates. President Perry introduced Ship- mate Bernatz as guest speaker. Mr. Bernatz talked quite exten- sively on the subject of hospital rights for retirees and their de- pendents, something the FRA has been fighting to establish for se- veral months. Another topic that was dis- cussed at length was the pro- posed military pay raise. Ship- mate Bernatz talked of how the Fleet Reserve Association was established and of the history of the FRA. Visiting Officers from the Na- val Station were: Cdr J. S. Haines, Lt J. J. Watson, Lt J. Sollman, Lt D. Chesley, Lt R. D. Lang, LCdr R. L. Mullin, Capt. J. T. Garcia, and 1st Lt. Shirley. Benny Suggs Sez: This issue of the White Fal- con has pictures of militarj personnel who have won re- cognition with the Beneficial Suggestions. How about YOU" Where is that suggestion you though of yesterday — last week — last month? Still car- rying it around in your head? iPut in writing — send in a beneficial suggestion and, per- haps, you too will make the headlines. Helpful advice on writing your suggestion is available — just ask. Pick up a suggestion from one of the suggestion boxes located in Bldgs T-170, T-528, T-501, T-740, T-752, T-810. S-880, S-868-B, and Hangar 831, or step in and see me at the Industrial Relations Office, Bldg T-790.

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