The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 04.09.1965, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 04.09.1965, Blaðsíða 1
Holiday Festival Starts Today Today is the day that is filled with surprises for it's the start of the Labor Day Picnic and Festival at the Naval Station. Entertainment and fun for men, women and children are in store. All participants in the contest and events will be conducted on a "first come, first serve" basis. Headquarters for all events will be around the Field House park- ing lot. In case of inclement wea- ther, all activities will be held in- side the gym. The big weekend will officially open today at 1 p.m. with the Sta- tion's Intramural Softball World Series between the Marines and Barrier Forces Atlantic to decide the Iceland Defense Force Champ- ionship. The series will be decided on the best of three games. The tenta- tive schedule for the second and, if needed, third game will be Sun- day and Monday at 1 p.m. Also, on tap today, are the Vol- leyball and Horseshoe Tourna- ments. On Sunday, there will be no festivities, but starting Monday, Sept. 6, the events and contests will resume at 9 a.m. with the Roving Red Pin Tournament at the Arctic Lanes lasting until 1:30 p.m. From 12:30 to 6 p.m. these con- tests will be scheduled: For the men; Football Throw, Softball Throw, 50—Yard Duck Walk, Three-Legged Race, Sack Race, Reverse 50-Yard Run, 100-Yard Dash, Cross-Country Run and Tug-Of-War (five-man teams). The women will have a chance to show their prowess in Softball Throwing, Egg Carries and the Egg Toss (for couples). Men, wo- men and children all can partici- pate in the Pie-Eating Contest and Basketball Free Throws (50 shots). Throwing contests will remain open for a four-hour period to en- able individuals to participate in any or all these events. For the children, there will be games and a carnival at the Field House as well as fire engine rides. Continuous cartoons and westerns will be shown at the Andrews Theater. Three Prizes will be awarded in each event. These will include: radios, wallets, jewelry boxes, bowling bags, bowling balls, watches, cameras, bowling shoes, fishing reels, candy for children, carnival games, and electric tooth brushes. So, come one—come all to the Station Labor Day Picnic and Festival and enjoy the fun, start- ing today and lasting through Monday afternoon. AFWL's Eighth Ranked Sea Service Newspaper - 1964 THE WHITE Failles (Dim U.S. NAVAL STATION, KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ICELAND Volume IV, Number 32 Saturday, September 4, 1965 Aero Group Holds Biannual Airshow Sunday, Sept. 29, the Aviation Affairs Society of Ice- land sponsored an Aviation Day at the Reykjavik Airport in Reykjavik. This is a biannual affair that has become a permanent part of the activities of this society. A total of approxi- mately 30 aircraft performed over the airport as a crowd in the vicinity of 5,000 watched. The airport was opened at 1^ p.m. for the public but the actual air events began at 2 p.m. The chairman of the Aviation Affairs Society delivered an address to formally open the festivities. After this message 20 small air- craft of the piper cub nature lined up on the runway for their de- monstration. They displayed group takeoff and landing techni- ques. As a little extra added at- traction, one of the pilots stayed in the air and thrilled the crowd with loops and manuevers. The big noise of the day came at 3:20 p.m. when 12 F-102's from Keflavik Airport flew in low over the air field to display their skills. These aircraft, from the United States Air Force, performed low level flying and various demon- strations in the air. Also featured in the show was a parachute jump by Stewart Eanes, PR3, from the Aircraft Maintenance Department at the Naval Station. This was the 57th jump for Eanes who is a class "B" parachutist. He's been jump- ing now for 3 years. Along with this was a demonstration by the Icelandic Air Rescue Group. Some of the other aircraft dis- played were two helicopters, one of the H-33 type, and the other from the Icelandic Coast Guard. Flying techniques of single engine air- craft and gliders closed out the exhibitions for the afternoon. LAST FORMATION — The crews of VW-11 line up for the last time in Iceland, as Capt L. W. Bunce, the commander of the squadron, comes back from the last barrier flight. RAdm Ralph Weymouth (second left) commends them for the work they have done, and wishes them all good luck and equal satisfaction in future operations. Keflavik Barrier Flights End; New 6Eyes* Guard Free World The Barrier is closed, the last "Willie Victor" has landed and the watch has been taken over by a new and advanced radar system. The planes leave, but the protection and se- curity of the free world is just as strong as ever. Advances in technology, allowing sa- vings in Defense spending, make changes necessary. On Thursday, Aug. 26, the EC121J Warning Star Aircraft No. 312 flew low over Keflavik Airport and came in for a landing for the last time. Capt Lawrence W. Bunce, commander of Squadron VW-ll'S* was at the controls. He brought TAKING A CLOSE LOOK — Several Icelanders look over one of the many aircraft exhibited at the biannual Aviation Day at Reykjavik last Sunday. Sponsored by the Aviation Affairs Society, the event included all types of aircraft both flown and exhibited. This particular plane, a Lockheed T-33, commonly called the "T-Bird", belongs to the 57th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron. the plane up to the open doors of Hangar 855 and climbed down the ladder to be greeted by RAdm Ralph Weymonth, Commander Barrier Forces Atlantic. Review The crews of VW-11 were lined up in review, and as the Admiral passed down the ranks, he told them that the whole thing had been very worthwhile, but that now it must be converted to some- thing new. Capt Richard Samp- son, Chief of Staff Barrier Forces Atlantic and Aide, said that the squadrons had done a marvelous job. A cake had been prepared to commemorate the day, the com- pletion of 10 years of flying bar- riers all around the northern hemisphere. After the Admiral and Captain Bunce received the crews, the Captain cut and served the cake. The members of his own crew, Crew Four, were gathered around him for this last official function of VW-11 as a unit. So, after 250,000 hours, spread over 10 years, of which 80,000 hours were flown from Keflavik in the last 5 years, the aerial bar- rier is down. ASW Commander VAdm C. E. Weakly, ASW Forces Atlantic commander, said of the barrier operations officially ceasing Wednesday that, "..their lonely patrols . . have penned a proud log of dedication, sacrifice, and staunch professionalism and is one of the more demanding of roles supporting the nation's de- fense. The efficiency of the man- ned barrier has been reassuring to me when comparing the poten- tial threat and our own capabil- ity. The indomitable spirit of the barrier personnel in supporting exacting missions in marginal flight conditions at the expense of physical rest and personal com- fort has been exemplary. This ex- ample has contributed materially to team spirit and readiness of our ASW system. Well done to all hands." In This Issue Election Forms ....... pg. 2 Masonic Tour......... pg. 3 Sports ............... pg. 4 Hobbyist ............. pg. 5 Movie Schedule........ pg. 6

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