The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 19.03.1965, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 19.03.1965, Blaðsíða 1
Youth Center Carnival Slated March 27; Keflavik Teen Club Providing Entertainment Activity is increasing at the local youth center this week as planning moves forward for the youth carnival scheduled for March 27 at the center. Mr. Lester Saunders, center director, stated that the fun will begin at 3 p.m. and will include such standard carnival midway items as sideshows, bazaar tables, booths and puppets for the children. Main attraction will be a can-can followed by a few "Charles- ton" steps and impersonations of^ well-known stage personalities. Members of the Keflavik Teen Club will present the entertain- ment, including a full variety- type show. Booths will be manned by club members and parents and the NCO Club will be represented by a "bazaar"booth. The carnival is planned for the enjoyment of station youngsters; however, there will be a small charge to cover expenses. Tickets will be sold at the door to be used for admission to sideshows, booths and games. A snack bar will be open for carnival-goers who would like to buy hot dogs, chips, soft drinks, candies and candied apples. Aiding Mr. Saunders with the carnival are Mrs. Jean Myers, assistant center director and SSgt. Ed Broussard. For more infor- mation on the carnival, readers are urged to contact Mr. Saunders or one of his staff members at the youth center, Ext. 4149. THE WHITE ^aillcBaDim U.S. NAVAL STATION, KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ICELAND Volume IV, Number 11 __________________ Friday, March 19, 1965 Icelandic CG Director Visits IDF Facilities The Director of the Icelandic Coast Guard, Mr. Petur Sigurds- son, visited the Iceland Defense Force on March 12, as a guest of RAdm Ralph Weymouth. Arriving by helicopter at 10 a.m., Mr. Sigurdsson was taken to the Iceland Defense Force Headquarters for an informal brief on the organization and operations of the Iceland Defense Force. After the brief he was intro- duced to Admiral Weymouth and given a tour of the Operation Control Center and a demonstra- tion of Search and Rescue techni- ques used by the Defense Force. Admiral Weymouth and Mr. Sigurdsson then joined Mrs. Wey- mouth and Mrs. Sigurdsson, who previously arrived by car from Reykjavik, at the admiral's quar- ter's for lunch. Following lunch, the admiral and Mr. Sigurdsson returned to the admiral's office for an infor- mal discussion. At 2 p.m. Mr. Sigurdsson board- ed the helicopter for the return to Reykjavik while Mrs. Sigurdsson returned by car. AN AIR MAIL ARRIVAL —Mr. Petur Sigurdsson, director of the Icelandic Coast Guard, arrives via Navy helicopter to visit and be briefed on the organization and operation of the Icelandic Defense Force. THREE MEN—The Naval Station's three Men of the Month for February being congratulated and presented certificates of merit and $25-checks by Adm Ralph Weymouth, Iceland Defense Force com- mander on March 10. They are (from left to right) A1C James Straus- baugh, Jerome Gitschier, YN3, Admiral Weymouth, and L.Cpl. Salva- tore Muro. (Photo by Lang, PHAN) Admiral Weymouth Awards February's Men-Of-Month "Attention to duty and superior performance..." earned certificates of merit and $25 checks for A1C James Straus- baugh, L. Cpl. Salvatore Muro and Jerome Gitschier, YN3, the Iceland Defense Force's Men of the Month for February. RAdm Ralph Weymouth, Iceland Defense Force com- mander, presented certificates and checks to the men March 10. Each man was greeted'^ by Admiral Weymouth and per- sonally congratulated. With the admiral's congratulations went awards and plaudits from each man's unit. Rockville Man Airman of the Month for Febru- ary, Strausbaugh is assigned to the 932d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at Rockville, where he serves as a radar opera- tor. He is a native of Vevay, Ind., and was assigned to McClellan AFB, Calif., before arriving at Keflavik last July. Airman Strausbaugh plans to enter college next year and to continue playing basketball, his hobby. Basketball Hobby Camp Pendleton, Calif., was the former duty station of Marine of the Month before he joined Kefla- vik's Marine Barracks in May 1964. Muro hails from New Haven, Conn., and serves as typist and correspondence clerk for the Ma- rine Barracks. He is a graduate of Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, and plans to go on to college when he leaves the ser- vice. Basketball and baseball oc- cupy his off-duty hours. Former Keflavik Squadron Yeoman Third Class Gitschier is assigned to Patrol Squadron Twenty-Three, Detachment Thir- teen, and recently returned to New Brunswick Naval Air Station, Maine. He is married to the former Miss Kathy Judge and hails from Wellsville, Ohio. He and his wife have one child, Kimberley, 19 months old. Gitsc- hier handled all clerical and ad- ministrative correspondence in his unit while at Keflavik and will continue his duties at New Bruns- wick. BOARDING THE PLANE—Asgeir Asgeirsson, President of Iceland, (second from left) boards the plane at Keflavik International Airport bound for Sweden to attend the funeral of Sweden's Queen Louise. The dignitaries who accompanied Mr. Asgeirsson to the airport were (from left to right) Jonatan Hallvardsson, Justice of the Supreme Court; Birgir Finnsson, President of the United Congress (behind Mr. Asgeirsson; and Bjarni Benediktsson, Prime Minister of Iceland. ____________________________________(Photo by Weese, AA) 25 Icelandic Drivers Earn Safety Awards Safe driving awards were presented to 25 employees of the Transportation Division recently. In his presentation of the awards, Captain Robert R. Sparks, commanding officer of the Naval Station stated his appreciation and recognition of their achievements. "I would like to extend my sincere appreciation," he stated, "to you gentlemen foi*^ your contribution in the field of safety. You are here today as safe and expert drivers, and I am here to present to you, United States Navy Safe Driving pins and certificates." The Captain considered their efforts as an advancement toward the NATO goal. "I consider this occasion to be far more than the routine pre- sentation of awards," he continu- ed. "It means to me that each of you has personally contributed to the NATO mission for which we are invited guests in your beauti- ful country." Captain Sparks' thanks and wishes for continued safety, sum- med up the presentation. "As I present to you these awards individually, I am also conveying to each of you my per- sonal thanks for a job well done. May we meet again next year for this same happy occasion." The jobs of each of the men awarded engage them primarily in driving Navy or Marine Corps vehicles. They each have at least 12 consecutive driving months without an accident or violation. Some records show as much as three years of safe, violation-free driving. SAFE DRIVING RECORDS—Earn praise from Capt Robert R. Sparks, commanding officer of the Naval Station, (from left) Captain Sparks, Vilhjalmur Gislason, Brynjarr Petursson, Fridbjorn Jonsson, Steinar Jensson, Sigurdur Vilhjalmsson, Gudjon Sigurdjonsson, Sigurdur Gisla- son, Jon K. Kristjansson, Thorhallur Gudmundsson, Vignir Gudnason, Jon Thorsteinsson, Olafur Olafsson, Daniel Ingvarsson, Hordur Magnus- son, Paul Smith, Haldor Jensson, Robert Valdimarsson, Palmi Gud- mundsson, Phil Starbird, Bill Aitchison, Awarded but not present for this photo were: Haraldur Gudmundsson, Sigurjon Jonsson, Gutt- ormur Jonsson, Sigurdur Fossdal, Maris Gislason, Josef Havardsson, Haldor Johansson, and Haldur Gudmundsson. (Photo by Weese, AA) Benny Suggs Sez: Everywhere I go on the Agreed Area I hear many complaints re- garding present systems, the waste of manpower, materials, and money, duplication of work, and the like, along with some ex- cellent ideas for improvement in these fields. All of these good ideas are going to waste if they never get beyond the talking stage. In our small community there lies hidden a wealth of fine sug- gestions which, if put to use, could save the Government (and you, as taxpay- ers) thousands of dollars. When are you going to put your ideas to work? Today? Tomorrow? Next Week? Or whenever you get around to it? The answer should be NOW! You'll be helping your Navy and yourself by taking a few minutes to think — write — submit.

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