The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 11.12.1965, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 11.12.1965, Blaðsíða 1
V: GEMINI % GEMINI SEVEN—This spacecraft in orbit at this moment is carrying America's hopes for the first successful space rendezvous with another vehicle. Gemini Twins Soar Toward Historic Meeting In Space At 6:30 (local time) on Dec. 4, Gemini 7 roared off the launch pad at Cape Kennedy, Fla. on its way to an attemp- ted record shattering 14-day space flight. More important though, Gemini 7 is the first step in a spectacular space rendezvous that will be attempted 'on Sunday, Dec. 12, when Gemini 6 is launched. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Frank Borman and Navy Commander James Lovell are the^ astronauts piloting Gemini 7. In Gemini 6, Navy Captain Walter Schirra and Air Force Major Thomas Stafford will be at the controls. The countdown was almost per- fect with only one 9-second de- lay from the start. There were DOD To Shut Down Bases Defense secretary Robert S. McNamara has confirmed plans which will result in the reduction of the American- long-range bomber force by about one-third of its present strength. He also disclosed plans to cut back the Contin- ental Air Defense and Early Warning Systems because of what he termed, "The reduced Soviet bomber threat." These developments were formally disclosed Wednesday, Dec. 8, as the Pentagon gave details of a planned elimina- tion or reduction of 149 mili- tary bases in the United States and overseas, with a projected annual savings of 410 million dollars. These changes, the Defense Secretary said, would maintain the required strategic nuclear capability of the United States, but he did not spell out the number of bombers to be in- volved in the cutback. He did say the adjustment will be made by phasing out all the inventory—as he put it—of the older models of the B-52 bom- bers and all B-58 bombers. Mr. McNamara said certain bases from which B-52's operations are being removed are being retained for a new mission which will be disclosed later. moments of apprehension midway through the first orbit when the fuel cells which supply the oxy- gen pressure in the space cap- sule were not functioning proper- ly. But the problem was quickly corrected and all systems are now go for a 14-day flight. The real test of America's progress in the space race will come this Sunday when Gemini 6 leaves the launch pad at Cape Kennedy. If the two capsules can successfully rendezvous in space, it will be a major step in putting a man on the moon. The ability to put an orbiting docking station in space means the United States will have a re- fueling station in space and a point where repairs could be made on manned spacecraft. The attempted rendezvous will take place six hours after Gemini 6 leaves the Cape. It will be car- ried over Armed Forces Radio, (reception conditions permitting). AFWL's Eighth Ranked Sea Service Newspaper - 1964 THE WHITE IFfflUcecMm U.S. NAVAL STATION, KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ICELAND Volume IV. Number 46 Saturday, December 11, 1965 Enlisted Housing Nearly Complete; Problems Posed Some 30 to 40 units of the new USA Homes will be ready for occupancy before Christmas, most- ly in the new enlisted area over- looking Faxafloi Bay. The long awaited completion of the homes follows a heavy con- struction effort through the sum- mer and fall months. The normal sequence of construction opera- tions was altered to allow the weather-sensitive erection opera- tions to be completed during the summer months. Since mid-September the diffi- cult earthwork and rock blasting operations for installation of water and sewer lines has been in progress and have held up the job. New tenants should be delight- ed with the new homes, which feature all new furniture and appliances as well as two bath- rooms and an excellent room lay- out for family living. One of the outstanding features is the ample amount of storage space. However, new tenants must realize that early occupancy will not be without its disadvantages. The housing office advises all prospective tenants that the in- complete site grading and entry roads will pose some mud pro- blems, especially in wet weather. Therefore, Government-furnish- ed rugs probably will not be in- stalled until all paving and sod- ding is completed next summer. In addition, washers and dryers will not be available until about Feb. 1, nor Venetian blinds and curtain rods until Jan. 1. Anyone scheduled for occup- ancy in the near future should consider these inconveniences or request placement at a later date. Santa At Keflavik WHITE FALCON Deadline Mondays—8 a.m. HO, HO, HO,—During his pre-holiday visits to various spots around the globe, Santa Claus found time to stop at the Naval Station's Toy- land and find out what boys and girls here in Keflavik hope to find under their Christmas trees on Dec. 25. (Photo by Nolan, AN) GOOD CONDUCT—These four men were awarded Good Conduct certi- ficates and medals at the Personnel Inspection held Saturday, Dec. 4, in Hangar 831. From left to right they are Howard G. Smith, Jr., AOC, third award; Vincent G. Slattery, AN, and Leslie G. Chambers, PHAN, first award and certificates; and James W. Cartledge, Jr., SKC, sixth award. Congratulating the men is Capt Emile E. Pierre, Jr., com- manding officer of the Naval Station. The other two men not included in the picture cited for first award and certificates were Raymond P. LaCrouts, ADR3, and Maximino S. Garcia, Jr., TN. (Photo by Sin- ger, AN) NavSta CO Cites Thirteen During Inspection Ceremonies A Personnel Inspection was conducted by Capt Emile E. Pierre, Jr., commanding officer of Naval Station, last Satur- day, Dec. 4, at 9 a. m. in Hangar 831. The captain with his staff Cdr Richard C. James, Exe- cutive Officer and Cdr Burt C. Johnson, Senior Medical Officer, inspected the ranks of Station personnel. Following the inspection, Cap-^ tain Pierre read two letters of appreciation from different com- mands, one thanking the whole Naval Station, the other for one department, from the now phased out, Barrier Forces Atlantic, for jobs well done. Good Conduct Awards The highlights during the event were the awarding of Good Con- duct certificates and medals to six men attached to the Naval Station, and a letter of appreci- ation. Awarded his sixth certificate of Good Conduct was James W. Cartledge, Jr., SKC, of Comp- troller, while Howard C. Smith, Jr., AOC, of the Weapons De- partment received his third Good Conduct Certificate. Four men received their first Good Conduct certificates and medals. They were Raymond P. LaCrouts, ADR3, attached to Air- craft Maintenance Dept.; Leslie G. Chambers, PHAN, of the Photo Lab; Vincent G. Slattery, AN, Naval Station Security; and Max- imino S. Garcia, Jr., TN, of Bachelor Officers' Quarters. Seven Men Cited Seven men from the Public Works Department were also cited during the inspection in a letter of appreciation from 1st Lt. John F. McDowell, Officer-in- Charge, Navy Fuel Farm, Hval- fjordur, Iceland. The letter referred to the fol- lowing men: James M. Swindle, CEC; Billy R. Arnold, DC1; Ken- neth G. Morgan, CE1; Ray Wil- son, CEP2; Richard E. Swan, CN; John E. Mueller, CN; and to James L. Stroud, EOHCN. The letter in part stated: "On Oct. 8, 1965 the main water pump at this remote site failed and assistance was requested from the Naval Station Public Works Dept. Immediately a repair team was organized. Restore Water Supply "These personnel worked around the clock for three days in order to restore water, thus enabling the site to prepare warm food, sterilize the mess equipment, and restore sanitation facilities throughout the site, avoiding a possible health hazard. "I commend them without re- servation as conscientious, loyal and industrious workers and ex- tend my gratitude for a job well done." Upon conculsion of the read- ing of the letter of appreciation, Captain Pierre extended his per- sonal congratulations stating, "Your attention to duty and out- standing initiative are sincerely appreciated. It is with pride that I say well done." The inspection was concluded at 10:15 a.m. when the section leaders dismissed their men.

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