The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 03.07.1965, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 03.07.1965, Blaðsíða 1
AFWL's Eighth Ranked Sea Service Newspaper - 1964 THE WHITE mil cd (Dim U.S. NAVAL STATION, KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ICELAND Volume IV, Number 25 Saturday, July 3, 1965 NAVSTA GETS NEW CO —Pro- spective commanding officer of the Naval Station is Capt Emile E. Pierre, Jr. Change of command ceremonies are scheduled for Tues- day, July 6, in Hangar 831 at 10 Baldwin Receives Nomination For Post Washington (AFPS) — Mr. Ro- bert H. B. Baldwin, 35, has been nominated by President Johnson to succeed the Honorable Kenneth E. BeLieu as Under Secretary of the Navy, effective July 1. Mr. BeLieu announced his re- signation to go into private busi- ness. Lt Parady New OinC At Langanes Station On June 23, 1965 Lt Ralph C. Parady assumed command of the H-2 site at Langanes, Iceland. He relieved LCdr. I. C. Crandall as Officer-In-Charge. Prior to reporting at Keflavik, Lt Parady was stationed aboard USS Daniel Joy (DE-585) at Great Lakes, 111. LCdr Crandall will report to the Naval Air Stat- ion, Alameda, Calif, for duty upon detachment from Naval Station, Keflavik. With the Officer-In-Charge post again filled, the H-2 site contin- ues its tasks of great importance to the U.S. Naval Station, Kefla- vik, and the U. S. Navy. Astronauts And Scientists To Study Iceland's Terrain July 11 will mark the arrival of 18 men from the Space Research Institutes in the United States to train in a terrain which is believed to be closely resembling that of the moon. Volcanic areas which completely lack vegetation are the prime areas of their choice. Among others will be seven scientists in the field of geology and five men from the National Aeronautics Space Ad- ministration (NASA). Previous trips of similar intent have al- ready taken place in such places as Alaska and Hawaii. ®r Lunar Training The purpose of the trip to Ice- land is to familiarize the men and train them in a site where the earth's surface resembles, as close- ly as possible, that which it is be- lieved will be found on the moon. Accompanying the expedition will be local advisor, Dr. Sigurdur Thorarinsson. Long before moon exploration was even considered, many the- ories were offered concerning the shape, size and nature of the moon craters. For a number of years now, lunar experts have been very interested in Iceland as a basis for lunar study. Similarity To Moon The area surrounding Iceland's Myvatn lake is a favorite subject of those advocating that the moon's craters are purely volcanic. The Ludent crater there is sup- posed to be very similar to those of the moon and is given parti- cular notice. With the availability of photo- graphs of the moon many com- parasons of them have been made with like areas on this planet. An American, Jack Green, and a Ger- man, von Bulow, both have been by Iceland in recent years to study this similarity. Lack Of Vegetation The American space scientists WELCOME ABOARD—Says LCdr I.C. Crandall to Lt Ralph C. Parady (right) as he is relieved as officer-in-charge of the H-2 site. (Photo by Horne, HM2) are expected to familiarize them- selves with the land area which is known to resemble as closely as possible the land mass of the near side of the moon. While there are many volcanoes in the world, many in Iceland have no vegetation which set them apart and give them the closest identity to that which the scientists are searching for. The point of most interest is expected to be Askja which, since 1961, contains a new lava bed. In This Issue Navy Symposium .. . Pg. 2 Blue Angels ....... Pg. 3 Icelandic Horses .. . Pg. 4--5 Sports ............ Pg. 6 57th PIS .......... Pg. 7 Akureyri Trip...... Pg. 8 M. D. Bailey Drowns At Fish Camp A1C Monty D. Bailey, 20, drowned June 23 when his boat capsized on one of the Special Services Fishing Camp lakes located near Hvalfjordur, 90 miles northeast of the Naval Station. In a message released by the office of commander of Air Forces Iceland, this account was given: "Airman Bailey, along with three other airmen, were issu- ed a boat, motor, oars and life seats at about 8:30 a.m. "The airmen started for fishing with the day clear and the wind moderate. "After being between 30 to 60 minutes out, the wind in- creased in velocity, causing rough waters. "The airmen started back to shore. They were from 30 to 50 feet away from shore when the boat capsized. "Airman Bailey apparently could not swim and could not reach a life seat. "He remained with the boat until thrown loose and was un- able to return to the boat, causing him to drown," the news release stated. Airman Bailey was attached to the Rockville site. He is survived by his par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Burley B. Bailey of Rt. 1, Box HA, Clarksville, Fla. VIPS AND WIVES—NATO Secretary General Manlio Brosio (left) and Adm Thomas H. Moorer, NATO Supreme Allied Commander At- lantic (SACLANT), pose with their wives, Mrs. Moorer (left) and Mrs. Brosio (right), during their concurrent visits to Keflavik last week. NATO Senior Officials Visit Naval Station For Briefings Two senior officials of the North Atlantic Treaty Or- ganization (NATO) visited U.S. Naval Station, Keflavik last week for briefings and a tour of the base. RAdm Ralph Weymouth, Iceland Defense Force (IDF) commander, greeted NATO's Secretary General Manlio Brosio of Italy at military honors held Wednesday after- noon, June 23, in Hangar 831. On Tuesday evening, June 22, Admiral Weymouth had welcomed Adm Thomas H. Moorer, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander At- lantic (SACLANT), at Keflavik Airport. Brosio Tours Base After military honors, Secre- tary General Brosio toured the base with Col. Alan G. Long, Air Forces Iceland (AFI) commander, and Cdr Richard C. James, U.S. Naval Station commanding offi- cer. Dr. Brosio then attended brief- ings at Operations Control Center and at Admiral Weymouth's Bar- rier Forces Atlantic office, both in Hangar 831, before departing on an air tour to the volcanic is- land of Surtsey and the Myrdals Jokull glacier. After the tour the official party landed in Reykjavik. The SACLANT chief arrived at the Naval Station for briefings with the various commands. He also made calls on Icelandic President Asgeir Asgeirsson, (Prime Minister Bjarni Benedikts- son and Foreign Minister Gud- mundur I. Gudmundsson in Reykjavik Wednesday afternoon. Honored Guests At Dinner Admiral Moorer was accompan- ied by his wife, six staff officers and Mr. Terry B. Sanders, Jr., Director of Politico-Military Af- fairs for the Norfolk NATO head- quarters. Dr. and Mrs. Brosio and Ad- miral and Mrs. Moorer were guests of honor at a reception and dinner held at the Officers Club Wednesday evening, June 23. Ice- landic Government officials, Am- bassadors of NATO countries and IDF personnel were among those who attended the event. Secretary General Brosio and his wife arrived in Iceland June 21 for a three-day visit with Ice- landic Government officials. His stay included a tour of Reykjavik and a visit to the Naval Station. Both Went To Paris Dr. Brosio returned to his NATO headquarters in Paris via Reykjavik Thursday morning, June 24. Admiral Moorer's visit to Kefla- vik completed his first tour to the European countries since taking over the NATO post May 1. Dur- ing his trip, the Admiral attend- ed the 34th meeting in Paris of the Military Committee/Chiefs of Staff of the NATO countries. Admiral Moorer departed Na- val Station, Keflavik late Wed- nesday evening, June 24, for SACLANT headquarters in Nor- folk. Ail Stars Play July 4 An All-Star Softball Game is slated for July 4 at 2:30 p.m. Players from the American and National Leagues have been se- lected by the managers of the 18 teams to represent each Lea- gue. The game will last 9 full innings with no time limit. Sheppard Field will host the game.

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