The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 19.06.1965, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 19.06.1965, Blaðsíða 1
AWARD WINNER—Ltjg John W. Anderson (left), of operations control, Barrier Forces Atlantic, with his wife, accepts the Freedoms Foundation Letter Award from RAdm Ralph Weymouth, Iceland De- fense Force commander, at ceremonies held in Reading Room of the Officers' Club, June 11. (Photo by Schmieg, JOSN) AFWL's Eighth Ranked Sea Service Newspaper - 1964 THE WHITE IFsmcB (Dim U.S. NAVAL STATION, KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ICELAND Volume IV, Number 23 Saturday, June 19, 1965 is>- Col. McGowan Leaves Monday For New Post At Boston ADS Monday, June 21, Col. Leland S. McGowan, chief of staff of Iceland Defense Force, will gather up his family, collect his Bless certificate and bid friends and associates goodbye. Colonel McGowan has been ordered to Hancock Field, Syracuse, N.Y., to serve as vice-commander of the Boston Air Defense Sector from his post as second in command of the Defense Force. Air National Guard units and radar tracking and guidance sta- tions in the Boston Sector will be the Colonel's primary responsi- bility during his tour in the Syra- cuse assignment. In a twenty-seven year career Colonel McGowan has served in various Air Force, posts through- out the world including Hq Fifth Air Force, Nagoya, Japan, with the 15th Pursuit Squadron in Panama, and a tour as a stu- dent at the British Staff College in England. As a command pilot the Col- onel has logged 4,496 flying hours. Outstanding among his decora- tions are the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters and the Air Force Commendation Medal. IDF's new Chief of Staff, due to arrive this month, will be Col. Daniel P. McLean. He will report to Iceland's NATO command from Tyndall AFB, Florida, where he has been serving as the base com- mander. Benny Suggs Sez: Col. Leland S. McGowan The time is ripe when your idea's hot, For cutting costs you see— To save that dough we need a lot Of thoughts of quality. So don't delay—take up your pen— Jot down what you'd devise. To help the cost decline and then State how you would revise. A safety suggestion that you have written May not seem much to all— But it may save a man who's sittin' From falling off a wall. That belt for safety you thought about, May help him keep alive, 'Cause it takes more than just a shout To save him from his dive. So when you have a bright thought, You may be passing up a reward If you don't send it in as you ought—¦ And let it be judged for an award. LT. Gen. Thatcher, ADC Commander, Visits AFI Units Lt. Gen. Herbert B. Thatcher, commander of Air Defense Com- mand (ADC), visited Hq Air Forces Iceland and the 57th Fighter Interceptor Sq. briefly Monday afternoon. General Thatcher was greeted by RAdm Ralph Weymouth, Ice- land Defense Force commander, and his wife, along with AFI commander Col. Alan G. Long and his wife. The general and his party, which included his wife, and Brig. Gen. William D. Greenfield, di- rector of operations for ADC, ar- rived in his special plane. The two generals then left for the 57th's operations building for a briefing on the mission and capabilities of the Air Force units here. During the briefing Mrs. Thatcher was given a tour of the base by Mrs. Margaret Long. Among the other military offi- cers who greeted General That- cher at the plane were Col. Le- land S. McGowan, chief of staff at IDF, Lt. Col. James O. Tyler, director of operations at AFI, and Lt. Col. John H. White, director of materiel at AFI. In This Issue Navy Corpsmen ...... Pg. 4 Air Force Medics .... Pg. 5 Fishing Festival___Pg. 6—7 Suggestion Awards ... Pg. 8 Little League Action .. Pg. 9 Mark Damon III ___Pg. 10 Freedoms Foundation: Awards Lt Anderson The Freedoms Foundation has announced Ltjg John Winston Anderson, stationed here in Kef lavik, Iceland, as one of the winners of the 1964 annual letter writing program. In a letter to Mr. Anderson from the Chief of Naval Personnel it said, "It is gratifying to learn that your letter entitled "My Vote — Freedom's Privilege" has been selected for special recognition in the Freedoms Foundation Letter Awards Program for 1964. You1^ have demonstrated a keen aware ness of our American heritage and a sincere appreciation of your way of life, both of which are vital to the mission of the Navy." It further stated. "It is a privi- lege to forward an award that reflects so favorably upon the Navy as a whole, upon your com- mand, and you as an individual. A copy of this letter will be made part of your officical record. Well done!" Formal Presentation The formal presentation of the George Washington Honor Certi- ficate was made by RAdm Ralph Weymouth in the Reading Room of the Officers' Club Friday, June 11. The honor was sprung upon Lieutenant Anderson as a surprise. He had no knowledge of having won the award until the time the actual presentation was made. The Freedoms Foundation each year runs a letter writing pro- gram offering cash awards total- ing $8,500 to active duty person- nel, expressing their thoughts on paper. I Am An American This year's subject is, "I am an American." Four slogans have been selected to coincide with the main subject. The slogans are: "Enemy of Tyranny;" "Defender of Freedom;" "Protector of Li- berty" and "Guardian of the Nation." Any one or more of the slogans may be used in a letter. Anyone wishing to enter the 1965 Freedoms Foundation Program may do so by sending their entry of not more than 500 words to: Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, Pa., no later than Nov. 1, 1965. No entry fee or official nomination forms are required. GI Bill Proposes School Aid To Vets And War Orphans A GI Bill for peacetime veterans has won the approval of the Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee for the third consecutive Congress. In reporting the broad package to the Senate the Com- mittee turned down by an 11 to 5 vote efforts by Repu- blican members to limit entitlement to men with service in world trouble spots. The bill would provide benefits'^ to veterans who have entered mili- tary service since Jan. 31, 1955— cutoff date for Korea GI Bill en- titlement—as follows: • School aid up to 36 months— 1 Vz days of school aid for each day of service. • Education subsistence of $110 monthly for single veterans, $135 for those with one dependent and $160 for those with two or more dependents. • Home and farm loan benefits identical to those furnished Korea War GI Bill beneficiaries. Rep. Olin Teague, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Com- mittee, told Navy Times his group is thinking "seriously" about hold- ing hearings on the cold war legis- lation. But before the measure comes up, the House committee plans to hold hearings this month on mea- sures to raise the rates for the war orphans educational assist- ance programs administered by VA. Under the Committee proposal, rates for orphans would be in- creased from $110, $80 and $50 monthly to $140, $105 and $70 monthly for orphans attending school fulltime, three-quarter time or half time. (NAVY TIMES) WELCOMING PARTY—Rear Adm Ralph Weymouth (left), Iceland Defense Force commander, and his wife, along with AFI commander Col. Alan G. Long (right) were on hand to meet Lt. Gen and Mrs. Herbert B. Thatcher on their arrival here Monday afternoon. General Thatcher commander of the Air Defense Command, visited briefly with officers of Hq AFI and the 57th Fighter Interceptor Sq. and heard a discussion of the mission and Capabilities of the Air Force units here. (USAF Photo by A1C W.R. Keener)

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