The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 05.06.1965, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 05.06.1965, Blaðsíða 1
AFWL's Eighth Ranked Sea Service Newspaper - 1964 THE WHITE IFfflUasdDim U.S. NAVAL STATION, KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ICELAND Volume IV, Number 21 Saturday, June 5, 1965 KEFLAVIK HOMES TO BE—This is how the two family unit home will look after the base housing project is finished the end of this year. This prefabricated home contains four bedrooms per unit and costs approximately $46,000 for the whole building as you see here. About 70 units have arrived to U.S. Naval Station, Keflavik and can be seen piled up in crates along the old air strip road behind the Andrews Theater. AFRS's 'Spinning The Songs' In Navy Relief's Marathon Hear your choice of song, hear your personal dedication, hear a vote of thanks, all for a phone call to Armed Forces Radio Service, Ext. 4193. The Navy Relief Fund Raising Marathon is going on right now over Radio 1484, Keflavik. A phone call and a pledge to the friendly disc jockey will get your choice on the air. Sixty years of service, to its*^ own people, is the proud record of the Navy Relief Society. That record has been made possible by the generous dona- tions of naval men and women, and civilian friends of the Navy during the past 60 years. "Where does the money of the Navy Relief go?" might be the first question asked. It goes numerous places. Take last year, 1964, for example. More than $2% million went for loans without interest to our service- men and women. More than $900,000 went in outright grants. The Society paid out more than $500,000 to visiting nurses and social workers in assisting ser- Benny Suggs Sez: If the problem of your work Often give you indi- gestion, Why not tell them to "Benny Suggs" In a beneficial sug- gestion? The machine with which you work May really drive you frantic— So think of a way to improve the beast And cure its crazy antic. The methods of your office May be costing too much money— Your idea to cut this cost Could really be a "honey." So when you're just sitting, Without a thing to do, Think of a good suggestion And the winner may be you! vice families. In addition to this, more than 6,000 unpaid—repeat, unpaid—volunteers gave of their time last year in the program. In giving to the Navy Relief you can remember; you are giv- ing to the Navy's own people— your people. So call right now, call 4193 for your request and for the Navy Relief. Univ. Info Kit Now Available Are you or one of your depen- dents planning to attend college? If so, the American Personnel and Guidance Association has a col- lege kit available that could eli- minate the guess work and make your planning a lot easier. Contains Information The kit contains four booklets that provide answers to questions that all prospective college at- tendees are seeking — regardless of their college or university se- lection. Some questions dealt with are: What does college cost? How can college cost be met? How should you choose your college? Four Booklets The answers to these and many more questions are included in the four booklets that make up the kit. The kit may be ordered from: Publications Sales, American Personnel and Guidance Associa- tion 1605 New Hampshire Ave., N. W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (NavNews) Letter Contest Offers Cash To Servicemen The Freedoms Foundation annual letter writing program is underway offering cash awards totaling $8,500 to active duty personnel, expressing their thoughts on the subject, "I am an American." For the first time in their history of the contest, four slogans have been selected to coincide with the main sub- ject. The slogans are: "Enemy of Tyranny;" "Defender of Free- dom;" "Protector of Liberty" and "Guardian of the Nation." One or more of the slogans may be used in a letter. Writer of the "best" letter will receive the Defender of Freedom award which includes $1,000 in cash and an encased George Wash- ington Honor Medal. Fifty second place awardees will receive $100 each and an Honor Medal; the 50 third place winners will receive $50 cash and an Honor Award. The top 10 winners will be in- vited to Valley Forge, Pa., for presentation ceremonies next year. Letters must be in legible hand- writing or typed on one side of a sheet of paper; must not be longer than 500 words and the writer's name, rank, military and home addresses must be legibly printed or typed at the end of the letter. Entries are to be sent to: Free- doms Foundation, Valley Forge, Pa., no later than Nov. 1, 1965. No entry fee or official nomina- tions forms are required. Award winning letters will be selected by a distinguished inde- pendent jury composed of justices from state supreme courts and na- tional heads of the Nation's lead- ing patriotic, veterans and service club organizations. The Freedoms Foundation is a non-profit, non-political, non-sec- tarian organization, with former President Dwight D. Eisenhower serving as chairman of the Board of Directors. Last year's top winner was Staff Sergeant Carl E. Carr, USAF, stationed at Chanute AFB, 111. Tour Slated Sun. And Mon. This Sunday and Monday, June 5—6, a tour covering an overnight stay at a hotel, visiting a whaling station, swimming and general sightseeing is on tap for inter- ested personnel. Sponsored by Special Services, the tour will depart from the Vik- ing Service Club, Sunday at 1:30 p.m. First the route will take tra- velers through Reykjavik to Hval- fjordur, Whale Bay. Here, people will observe the operation of a whaling station. /Proceeding on to Borgarnes via Skorradalur, which is a very pic- tureque valley, the tourists will stay overnight at Hotel Borgarnes. The next morning, the tour de- parts from the hotel to drive on to Varmaland, where passengers can go swimming in a warmed pool. From Varmaland the excursion takes one to the Hvidarsida, pro- viding scenic landscapes and some wonderful waterfalls. After re- turning to Borgarnes for lunch, the trip will drive through the mountainous country around Thingvellir and will rest for cof- fee. After coffee, the tour will wind back to Keflavik arriving at ap- proximately 10 p.m., Monday. For more information concern- ing this tour and others contact Special Services at Exts. 3193 or 4254. LUCKY SEVEN—Members of Crew Seven, VP-56, Det. 13, com- manded by LCdr R. G. Davis, was presented a Letter of Commenda- tion for their expedient performance in a search and rescue exercise, May 21, Cdr John "X" Miller, commanding officer of VP-56 (at rostrum), awarded the crew while (from left to right) LCdr J. A. Reid, admini- strative officer at VP-56, and Cdr Gerald F. Thummel, officer-in- charge of VP-56, look on. (Photo by Smith, PH2) O-IN-C GREETS CO—Cdr Gerald F. Thummel, officer-in-charge of VP-56, Det. 13, (left) greets the commanding officer of the Squad- ron, Cdr. John "X" Miller (right). The scene took place May 19 at the Station. (Photo by Smith, PH2) Cdr I Miller Visits Keflavik, Inspects VP-56 On Wednesday, May 19, Patrol Squadron Fifty-Six (VP-56), De- tachment Thirteen, received Cdr John "X" Miller, commanding of- ficer of VP-56. Upon arrival Com- mander Miller was joined by Cdr Gerald F. Thummel, officer-in- charge of VP-56, Det. 13. Commander Miller's visit from Rota, Spain, was to observe and inspect the operational readiness of the Detachment. During his stay at Keflavik, Commander Miller held a Personnel Inspection, Friday, May 21. After the inspection of all hands, the commanding officer presented a Letter Of Commenda- tion to Lt C. M. Rowley, assistant maintenance officer at VP-56, for his exceptional professional hand- ling of logistics in the air lift to Keflavik. Crew Seven, com- manded by LCdr R. G. Davis, was presented the same award for ex- pedient performance in a search and rescue exercise. J. S. Jones, AN, received his Letter of Commendation for being the Detachment's "Sailor of the Month" for April. F. A. Macky, Jr., AX3, was given his Air-Crew Wings by Commander Miller for successfully completing the re- quirements. Due to operational commitments, Commander Miller's stay was cur- tailed and he returned to the Squadron Headquarters in Rota, Span, where he resumed opera- tions. In This Issue Nat'l Drivers' Test___ Pg. 3 "Bull Ensign" ........ Pg. 4 AFI Golf............ Pg. 5 USAFI.............. Pg. 6

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