The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 30.04.1965, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 30.04.1965, Blaðsíða 1
AFWL's Eighth Ranked Sea Service Newspaper - 1964 THE WHITE ? sill® (Dim U.S. NAVAL STATION, KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ICELAND Volume IV, Number 16 Friday, April 30, 1965 AND A HEARTY WELL DONE — The Iceland Defense Force's Men of The Month for March 1965 talk with RAdm Ralph Weymouth (center) after receiving their awards for winning the command honors. From left to right they are: PFC Harold D. Vincion; A2C Victor Huey and Thomas P. Welsh, CT3. The top enlisted men in the Iceland Defense Force are chosen on a competitive basis each month to represent the command as Airman, Marine or Sailor of the Month. Superior Duty Earns Man Of Month Honor A2C Victor Huey, PFC Harold D. Vincion and Thomas P. Welsh, CT3, were honored April 15 when RAdm Ralph Weymouth presented their awards for being selected as the Iceland Defense Force's top enlisted men for the month of March. Chosen as Airman, Marine and Sailor of the Month, re- spectively, the three men each received a certificate and a $25 check from the admiral. They1 also received plaudits from their duty sections and are eligible for a free dinner at the Saga Hotel in Reykjavik. The ceremony took place in the admiral's office, Hangar 831. Airman Huey Selected on a competitive basis as the most outstanding enlisted man in Air Forces Iceland for the month of March 1965, Airman Huey is assigned to the 932d Air- craft Control and Warning Squad- ron as an associate radar techni- cian. He arrived at Keflavik in October after serving with the 827th Radar Squadron, Klamath Falls, Ore. His home is in San Antonio, Tex. PFC Vincion Private First Class Vincion took the top spot in the Marine Bar- racks after executing his duties as a security guard "in the high- est standards of the U.S. Marine Corps." A native of Eagleville, Tenn., Vincion entered the Ma- rine Corps in July 1963 and ar- rived in Keflavik in July 1964 after serving at Cherry Point, N.C. Bishop Visits Keflavik His Eminence Bishop Sigur- bjorn Einarsson, Episcopal Head of the National Church of Iceland, will be the guest speaker in the 11 a.m. Protes- tant Service in the Station Chapel on May 9. This Service will be broadcasted over AFRS. All Icelanders are invited to attend this service. CT3 Welch Sailor of the Month for March, Welsh is presently assigned to the Naval Security Group Activity here. A native of Drexel Hill, Pa., he entered the service in January 1962. He arrived at Keflavik in August 1964 after completing "C" School at Pensocola, Fla. He is married to the former Miss Jane B. McFadden of Drexel Hill. In This Issue ARLIS-II ............ Pg. 3 Comptroller .......... Pg. 4 Sports................ Pg. 5 Doctors' Notebook .... Pg. 6 CIA Receives W. F. Raborn As New Head William Francis Raborn, Jr., who retired from the U.S. Navy as a vice admiral in 1963, after a 39-year career, has been ap- pointed by "President Johnson to head the Central Intelligence Agency. Admiral Raborn is best known for his role in managing the de- velopment of the Polaris missile. The managerial system he ad- opted for producing the Polaris, a system known as Program Eval- uation Review Technique JPERT), has been widely adopted through- out industry. Native Texan The new CIA chief was born in Decatur, Tex., June 8, 1905 and grew up in Marlow, Okla. He was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1928 and be- came a naval aviator. Admiral Raborn served as exe- cutive officer on the carrier Han- cock during Iwo Jima, Okinawa and several other WWII cam- paigns. He won a Silver Star in 1945 for bringing fires under con- trol when the Hancock was hit in a Kamikaze attack. CIA DIRECTOR—President John- son has named Admiral William F. Raborn, USN (Ret.), as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, replacing John A. McCone. Thingvellir Tour Scheduled; 1-Day Trip Set For May 2 (Editor's Note: IDF personnel will find a host of guided tours of Iceland offered them through the accommodations made by Special Services during the summer months. The tours are planned for the recreational and educational enjoyment of all hands. Schedules are subject to change and costs vary for each tour. Interested persons should make further inquiry by phoning the Viking Service Club at Ext. 6190.) The season's first tour will be1*" to Thingvellir Sunday, May 2. The tour gets underway at 9:30 a.m. from the Viking Service Club and should be back on Base by 8 p.m. A cost of $4.50 per person will cover all expenses, including meals. In his famous "Letters From High Latitudes" Lord Dufferin relates that it would be worth while to go around the world to reach Thingvellir. The enthusiastic peer may have exaggerated, but certainly Thing- vellir is worth seeing, not only because it is a holy place in the history of Iceland and history of European parliamentarism but also because of the splendor of its natural scenery and last but not the least for its interesting geology. The green plain of Thingvellir which was the seat of the Parliament for nine cen- turies is situated on the lava- field Thingvallahraun. In few places in Iceland are the effects of the volcanism and tectonics so obvious and impress^ ive. Tourists will have ample time for picture-taking on this one-day trip to picturesque Thingvellir. Adm T. H. Moorer Adm H. P. Smith SACLAIMT Change Takes Place Today America's top military position of command in the At- lantic Ocean area is scheduled to change hands at Norfolk, Va., today when Adm H.P. Smith, U.S. Navy, is relieved by Adm Thomas H. Moorer, U.S. Navy. Admiral Moorer, recently relieved as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, will assume Admiral Smith's three-fold duties as Supreme Al-f lied Commander Atlantic under the North Atlantic Treaty Organi- zation (NATO), and Commander in Chief of the unified Atlantic Command and the United States Atlantic Fleet. Dual Change Of Command The dual change of command ceremonies will mark the end of a distinguished naval career for Admiral Smith—a career which has spanned 45 years. Admiral Moorer will be stepping into a position of great responsi- bility—not only for his own country but as a military leader of the free world. As Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SAC- LANT), he will assume charge of earmarked allied forces from the nine NATO nations which contribute deep sea naval forces to NATO's defense of the At- lantic. As Commander in Chief of the Navy-Army To Build Museum Funds are currently being gath- ered for an Army-Navy museum- which will emphasize the roles of these services in the American Revolution. The museum will be located in [Pemberton House, In- dependence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pa. The estimated cost of $550,000 is being shared by the Army, Navy, and their friends. The Army has raised $275,000 and awaits the Navy's attainment of its share. Funds held by the Navy Na- tional Treasurer have now reach- ed $160,000. Small gifts continue to flow in from the Navy, indus- try, and private citizens, but more are needed. In response to previous notices, Navy personnel have contributed $55,000, much of which has come from the fleet. Commands here in Keflavik are now being asked to help. Each unit getting a mini- mum of just 10 cents together per man will swell the growing Navy share. Contributions should be sent to: The National Treasurer, Army Navy Museum Fund Mr. James M. Large, Chair- man of the Board Provident National Bank Broad and Chestnut Streets Philadelphia, Pa,, 19101 unified Atlantic Command (CIN- CLANT), he will be directly re- sponsible to the Joint Chiefs of Staff for all U.S. military opera- tions in the Atlantic Ocean area. In this area capacity he will com- mand all Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps forces in the Atlantic area as assigned by Joint Chiefs of Staff. Atlantic Fleet Commander He will also succeed Admiral Smith as Commander in Chief of the United States Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT). Under his command will be 490 ships, 2,500 aircraft and more than 290,000 of- ficers and men of the Atlantic Fleet, including personnel of the Fleet Marine Force. Admiral Moorer will be as- sisted in these duties by his staffs. The international Allied Command Atlantic staff is com- posed of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps officers from nine NATO nations: Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Atlantic Command staff, one of eight unified and specified commands, is composed of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Officers of the United States. The Atlantic Fleet staff is composed of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officers. (Continued on page 6.) Shangri-La Golf To Open Here There will be a meeting of all interested personnel wish- ing to join the Naval Station Golf Club. The meeting will be held at Andrews Theater, May 4, at 1:15 p.m. John M. Brink, Special Ser- vices Officer, said, "The greens should be ready in a month-and-a-half. It will be necessary to join the golf club in order to participate in this new facility. The new greens will become known as 'The Shangri-La Golf Course' and every green will be named after an individual who has had a part in making the co- urse realized."

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