The White Falcon

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The White Falcon - 05.03.1971, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 05.03.1971, Blaðsíða 1
THE WHITE FALCON Vol. XIV, No. 14 U.S. Naval Station, Keflavik, Iceland March 5, 1971 New working uniforms to be phased in Phasing in of the new enlisted blue working uniform will begin April 1, when the Navy has auth- orized issuing the new uniform to recruits. This means these uni- forms should start appearing at 'his is the lonely outpost of H-3 situated on the Southeastern :oast of Iceland near the town of Hofn. Their only physical touch 'with the outside world is an occasional C-47 flight to bring in provisions. H-3 is an aircraft tracking site. U Keflavik when recruits in that group first arrive here for duty. Z-Gram 77, the authorizing di- rective for this move, states that personnel E-6 and below with over one year remaining of obli- gated service will be provided three sets of the new uniform at no cost. But don't swamp Cloth- ing and Small Stores for your new uniforms. The free uniforms prob- ably won't be available for issue until June of 1972. The Naval Station Supply De- partment is awaiting additional ordering instructions mentioned in the Z-Gram,so the new uniforms can be acquired. C&SS will an- nounce when the new uniforms are available for sale. Until suf- ficient stock is on hand for free issue, those men eligible may buy the uniforms if they wish. The projected date for manda- tory use of the new uniforms is July 1973. The present dungaree uniforms can be worn until June 30, 1973. If the new uniform is acquired during the optional per- iod, parts of the old and new uniforms cannot be interchanged. Cuts approved through September; HMs, DTs exempt Enlisted men at Keflavik, whose EAOS is July and August, will be separated in April and May respec- tively in the Navy's continuing active duty early separation pro- gram. As was earlier reported, per- sonnel whose EAOS is September, will be separated in July—only two months early—the first in- crement of the revised separation schedule. The six-month early release program for selected ratings will not be continued, however, this (See CUTS, Page 2)

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