The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 09.04.1965, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 09.04.1965, Blaðsíða 1
Story On Pages 4 - 5 — Two Pilots Bail Out Of Jet; Rescue Operations Underway THERE'S HIS POSITION—As LCdr Lester L. Reardon, Senior OPCON Watch Officer, Barrier Forces Atlantic (BARFORLANT), seems to be pointing out while answering the phone. Taking down the message verbatim is Ltjg John W. Anderson, assistant OPCON watch officer at BARFORLANT. The Search and Rescue mission occurred Satur- day. Commander Reardon, incidently, was pointing at the large plotting screens located in the OPCON's room. 100 New Base Housing Units To Be Made Available Soon There will soon be 100 new prefabricated homes avail- able on base for the servicemen stationed here in Keflavik. Of the 100 homes, 90 will be erected for use by enlisted men, and the other 10 for officer personnel. The enlisted-homes will be located behind the NCO Club. They will consist of 72 three-bedroom and 18 four-bedroom structures. ' Because of their location, they will be easily accessible to the NCO Club, Viking Service Club, Andrews Theater, and the Field House. The area around the homes will be leveled and sodded, and the bus route will be revised to in- clude service to these new homes. The 10 officer-homes will be erected east across from the B.O.Q. 636. These will include 4 three-bedroom and 6 four-bedroom homes. MSTS Is Relocated; Moves To Germany The Military Sea Transporta- tion Service (MSTS) re-organized its Regional Command and offices in the Eastern Atlantic and Medi- terranean area July 1. The headquarters of the MSTS Eastern Atlantic and Mediterr- anean Area Command moved to Bremerhaven, Germany from Lon- don. An office will be maintained in London for coordination with Department of Defense agencies and commercial shipping offices. Additional MSTS offices are to be established in Rota, Spain, and Rotterdam, Netherlands, to meet the changing pattern of MSTS operations. The MSTS office in Naples, Italy, will be disestablish- ed. The reorganization was ordered VAdm Glynn R. Donaho, com- mander of MSTS, following a management survey in September 1964 An annual savings of $30,000 and a small reduction of military and civilian personnel will result from the reorganization. It is de- signed to make the Command more responsive to military sealift req- uirements. MSTS is the single agency for ocean transportation of the De- partment of Defense. In 1964 MSTS ships in world—wide opera- tions sealifted 12.9 million mea- surement tons of dry cargo, 17.5 million long tons of petroleum and more than 390,000 Department of Defense personnel and their de- pendents. Units En-Route The first 34 units are on their way and are scheduled to arrive April 15. Occupancy is expected to begin in the early fall of 1965. Plans are to have all the units completed by the end of the ca- lendar year. All the houses are built by Home Builders in Port Royal, S.C. They will be erected here by Iceland Prime Contractors. Factory Finished All structures are completely finished at the factory in Port Royal. The piping, electrical wir- ing, cabinets, kitchen, sink, and bathroom are included in each pre-fab home. The floor tiling is done here by the contractors. While the pre-fabs are being erected, the groundwork, roads, parking areas, pavements, power- lines, sewers and water pipelines will be installed. All structures will have a con- tinuous footing, reinforced con- crete foundation. The cost of one apartment unit, including inside and outside fix- tures, such as the sidewalk grounds etc., costs $24,500. Local Direction The construction of the hous- ing units at Keflavik is super- vised under the direction of RAdm N. J. Drustrup, Director Atlantic Division, BUDOCKS, Norfolk, Va. The local Resident Officer-In- Charge of Construction (ROICC) at Keflavik is LCdr Robert A. Litke, CEC, USN. Each apartment, shipped in 18 boxes, is being transported by the Military Sea Transport Service (MSTS). The pre-fabs are built under the supervision of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sponsored by the De- partment of Defense (DOD). Be- sides outfitting such units to Keflavik the company also is building and shipping pre-fabs to other military bases all over the world. Purpose The purpose behind the U.S. Government's building of pre-fab homes in the States for military installations abroad is to limit the (Continued on page 8.) AFWL's Eighth Ranked Sea Service Newspaper - 1964 THE WHITE Manilas ©irii. U.S. NAVAL STATION, KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ICELAND Volume IV, Number 14 Friday, April 9, 1965 Where's Your Idea HERE'S MY IDEA"—Col. Alan G. Long, AFI commander, actively supports Air Forces Iceland "Sug- gestion Day" scheduled for April 26 by turning in his own suggestion to 1st Lt. Nelson A. Valle, MSP monitor. On that day a little more than two weeks from now, all AFl personnel will submit a suggestion under the Military Suggestion Program, or will have one in the mill. (USAF Photo by A1C W.R. Keener) New Retail Store Opens At Keflavik Tomorrow, 10 a.m., marks the Grand Opening of Keflavik's new retail clothing store. This new Navy Exchange store will be lo- cated in Building T-100, the old Keflavik Bowling Lanes. An assortment of men's, wo- men's and children's clothing will be displayed in greater depth due to the expanded floor space. Featured will be merchandise from the United States and Eur- ope. Some of the imported items will include women's gloves and handbags from Italy, and English and Scottish woolins. Customers can now look for- ward to a much greater selection of items to choose from. It was estimated that there would be a 53 per cent increase over the past stock carried in the current Navy Exchange Store. Included in this assortment are Easter styles for the ladies. Store hours during Grand Open- ing Day will be from 10 a.m. 'til 6 p.m. Normal operation hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, except Wed- nesday, when the store will be closed all day. It will also open every Saturday at 10 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. Capt Bratten Takes Communications Pos i Capt Toria J. Bratten, Jr., officially relieved Capt Henry E. Thornhill, Jr., as commanding officer of the Naval Com- munication Station Tuesday morning in Hangar 831. Guests at the ceremony included RAdm Ralph Weymouth, Iceland Defense Force commander, Capt Robert R. Sparks, commanding officer of the Naval Station, Lt. Col. A.E. House, commanding officer Marine1^ Barracks and Col. Alan G. Long, In This Issue Doctors' Notebook .... Pg. 2 ARLIS-II ............ Pg. 3 Sports ............ Pgs. 6-7 Movie Schedule........Pg. 8 Air Forces Iceland commander. Captain Bratten is a native of Tennessee. He attended Webb Pre- paratory School in Bell Buckle, Tenn. prior to entering the Naval Academy in 1941. Before coming to Iceland, Captain Bratten was commanding officer of the USS WARRINGTON (DD 843). Captain Thornhill will assume command of the USS MT. MC- KINLEY (AGC 7). The MT. MC- KINLEY is now operating with the Pacific Fleet. Among the duty stations where Captain Bratten has served are the USS NEVADA (BB 36), the radiation laboratory at the San Francisco Shipyard, USS VER- MILION (AKA 109) and com- manding officer of the USS THOMAS L. GARY (DER 326). Captain Bratten has earned the American Defense Service Ribbon, the American Campaign Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign with three stars, World War II Victory Ribbon, National Defense Service Ribbon and the Navy Occupation Service Ribbon. He is married to the former Miss Alice Mary Groves of Ripon, Wis. They have three children, Clare, age 15, Janis, age 12, and Peter, age 9. Other commanding officers of the U.S. Naval Communication Station, Iceland since it was de- signated "Operational" on July 1, 1961, have been Capt J. J. Mc- Mullan and LCdr C. R. Hawkins (Acting). New Job For VAdm Colwell The Secretary of Defense has approved the reassignment of VAdm John B. Colwell, U. S. Navy, to the position of Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Operations and Readiness) as re- lief for Vice Admiral Alfred G. Ward, U. S. Navy. Admiral Colwell presently is serving as Commander, Amphibi- ous Force, Pacific Fleet. Admiral Ward previously was named the United States Repre- sentative on the Military Com- mittee and Standing Group of the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza- tion. 4 YEARS OF DRIFTING—ARLIS II, from May 23, 1961, until the present, has travelled from Northern Alaska, straight across the Arctic Ocean, and down the East Coast of Greenland.

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