The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 13.08.1965, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 13.08.1965, Blaðsíða 1
Touring Civic Leaders Due To Depart Kef Business and civic leaders from the United States arrived at Keflavik Airport Wednesday evening on their first leg of a goodwill tour which will also take them to Greenland and Labrador. Official host for the groups is Col. Raymond K. Gallagher, commander of the 551st Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing-, Otis AFB, Mass.»f Also traveling with the group is Col. C. G. Atkinson, commander of the Bangor Air Defense Sec- tor, Maine. Civilian Leaders Civilian Community leaders are Mr. Dewain L. Houseman, presi- dent of an automobile company in Portland, Ore.; Mr. Anker Arne- son, American Association of Rail- roads, Duluth, Minn.; Mr. Joe Kaufmarm, past president of the Sherman, Tex., Chamber of Com- merce; Dr. James S. Coler, presi- dent of Bowdoin College, Bruns- wick, Maine; Dr. Frank Clament, Dentist, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mr. Thorn B. Thatcher, president of the National Kiwanis, Chevy Chase, Md.; Mr. Bernt Balchen, civic leader and Arctic explorer, Chappaqua, N. Y., and Mr. Har- old M. Webster III, executive sales manager for a telephone company, Denver, Colo. Acquant Leaders The purpose of the Arctic Ori- entation Tour is to acquaint key civilian community leaders from the U.S. with countries in the north, their military environments and to promote international rela- tions. The group is expected to leave Keflavik today. While on station, the distingu- ished guests and aircraft crew members were divided into two divisions, one going to the ACW Base Newspaper Back In Operation Your base newspaper, the White Falcon is now back on its full operating schedule. With the vaca- tion of the Icelandic printers, it was necessary to publish the Fal- con Flyer for a brief period of time. With the regular size editions being printed, all articles and news tips will be greatly apprec- iated, as they were in the past. It's your newspaper, so .... If it's News .... Call 5146. site near Hofn, Iceland, the other taking a tour of Reykjavik and surrounding area. Oral and visual presentations of the Air Force units and on Ice- land were given and tours were conducted to the-various sections. CAPTAIN'S INSPECTION — Cap- tain Emile E. Pierre, Commanding Officer, Naval Station, Keflavik, passes through the ranks of sailors during the Naval Station inspec- tion held in Hangar 831 July 31. June Men Of Month Receive IDF Awards AIC Gomer C. Jones, L.Cpl. John T. Havelock and John G. Yurickones, AE3, were awarded certificates July 23 as the Iceland Defense Force "Men of the Month" for June 1965. The presentation took place in RAdm Ralph Weymouth's office at IDF Headquarters. A native of Wabasha, Minn., Airman of the Month Jones is presently assigned to the Radar'^ Section of the 57th Fighter-Inter ceptor Squadron, Air Forces Ice- land. He arrived at Keflavik Sept. 14, 1964, after serving with the 4780th Armament and Electronics Maintenance Squadron, Perrin AFWL's Eighth Ranked Sea Service Newspaper - 1964 THE WHITE Has (Dim U.S. NAVAL STATION, Volume IV, Number 29 KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ICELAND Friday, August 13, 1965 Two AF Units Commandered By New O-ln-C's Command changes for two units to which Air Forces Iceland is a subordinate organization have oc- curred over the past several days. Maj.Gen. Gordon H. Austin is now commander of the 26th Air Division, succeeds Maj.Gen. Von R. Shores, who was reassigned to SHAPE headquarters in France and Col. Archie M. Burke suc- ceeds Brig.Gen. Thomas H. Bee- son. U.S. Military Graduate General Austin is a 1936 grad- uate of the United States Military Academy. He completed flying training at Randolph and Kelly fields, Tex., in 1938. After an initial assignment at Boiling Field, Wash., he was transferred to Hickham and Wheeler Fields, Hawaii, in 1940. During the Japanese attack he was in com- mand of the 47th Fighter Sq. wihch was credited with 12 enemy aircraft destroyed. General Austin's later assign- ments included: Joint Strategy (Continued on page 6.) On His Way Up STAR REENLISTMENT—Seaman Dennis C. O'Gorman is congratu- lated by Lt Peter P. Kennedy after reenlisting under the STAR pro- gram. Lieutenant Kennedy is officer in charge of the Naval Security Group Activity where O'Gorman is attached. O'Gorman is now guar- anteed assignment to Communications Technician "0" Branch Class A School in January, 1966. (Photo by Woodruff, CT3) FORMER RED DEVIL—Lt. Col. Joe H. Joiner will lead a formation of F-102 Delta Daggers at the Reykjavik Air Show, this Sunday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. Colonel Joiner, the Commander of 57th F.I.S., was a member of the old Air Force Precision Flying Group, the "Red Devils" in 1949 and 1950. Aero Show Slated Aug. 15 Planes from the Iceland Aero Club and the Icelandic Defense Force will put on an air show at the Reykjavik Airport Sunday, August 15, starting at 1 p.m. The beginning of the show will feature static displays in the Air- port building, including mockups of the sea-air and land rescues. At 2 p.m., the Air show itself begins with a group takeoff and aerobatics by light Icelandic air- planes. Following this the F-102 Delta Daggers will perform low speed and high speed passes in eight and four plane formations. Also participating will be a station P2V, a Super-Constella- tion from VW11, the U6A, and an SH34J Sikorsky Helicopter which will demonstrate sea-air- land rescue techniques, with the SAR team. The last part of the show will be aerobatics by members of the Iceland Glider Club. Day Of Delight Scheduled For Station Families The Fleet Reserve Association is having their First Annual FRA Picnic Aug. 22. The fun begins at 1 p.m. and lasts until the guests give up. Bring the wife and fami- ly for the food, refreshments, games, prizes and surprizes. Donation per adult is $1.50— .75 for children under 12. Tickets are on sale now. For your ticket or for further information call or stop in and see one of the following during duty hours. Harris .. Subsistance . Ext. 7115 Royal . . Commissary . . Ext. 4223 Denny-----Bldg. 752 .. Ext. 2166 Streeter. Radio Station Ext. 4156 AFB, Tex. His duty at Keflavik includes maintenance on the wea- pon control system of the F-102 Delta Dagger. Airman Jones' wife, Judith, is living in Minnea- polis, Minn., with their daughter, Jennifer Lynn, age 7 months. Gate Sentry Lance Corporal Havelock, Mar- ine of the Month, arrived at Kefla- vik April 26, after duty with the 2d Reconnaissance Battalion, Camp LeJeune, N.C. Havelock ser- ves as gate sentry with the Kefla- vik Marine Barracks. His home is in Alliance, Ohio, where he at- tended Alliance High School. He was enrolled in Youngstown Uni- versity, Youngstown, Ohio, before entering the Marine Corps. Climb- ing, photography, and writing are some of the hobbies that occupy Havelock's off-duty time. Search And Rescue Aviation Electrician Yurickones earned his selection as Sailor of the Month with his performance as an aircrewman in the local search and rescue unit. He came to Keflavik Feb. 21, from the U.S. Naval Station, Philadelphia, Pa. Yurickones calls St. Clair, Pa. home and attended Nativity Bless- ed Virgin Mary High School, Pottsville, Pa. He has also attend- ed the University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa., and plans to make the U.S. Navy his career. In This Issue Navy Band .......... pg. 3 Sports................pg. 4 Movie Schedule........ pg. 5 AFRTS Schedules......pg. 6 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS—Members of the Area Air Traffic Control and Review Board pause for a moment during their monthly meeting at the officers Club, July 23. The Board, a joint Iceland De- fense Force group, meets alternately at the airport and in Reykjavik. Present for this meeting are (left to right): Lt Ronald Roberts, Naval Communications Station Operations; Mr. A. Sigurdsson, Icelandic Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) Radio Maintenance; Lt.Col William Rowe, IDF Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans; Mr. Leifur Magnusson, Directtor of Air Traffic; ICAA; Lt.Col. James Tyler, Director of Operations, Air Forces Iceland; LCdr Jack Sother- land, Naval Station Keflavik Operations; Cdr William Hahn, Barrier Forces Atlantic Operations Officer; Mr. Arnor Hjalmarsson, Chief Controller, Reykjavik Center, ICAA; and Mr. Bogi Thorsteinsson, Facility Chief, Keflavik International Airport Tower.

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