The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 27.02.1976, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 27.02.1976, Blaðsíða 1
> White Falcon Volume XXXII. Number 8 Ketlav*, Iceland February 27.1976 Retirees now affected by CPI The Consumer Price Index now affects about two million military and federal civil service retirees. Under the civil service-military pen- sion system, retirees get a raise every time the CPI rises three per cent from the level that set the last increase. If the Index stays at that level or .higher for three consecutive months, the pension raise goes into effect. Military personnel who retire before the next scheduled active duty pay raise in October 1976 will receive the full amount of the raise. Civil servants retiring after March 1 will be eligible for the raise but many are expected to retire in February and benefit from the 5.1 per cent raise of last August plus the March raise. The CPI rise amounted to 4.4 percent but retirees will benefit from an addi- tional one percent raise which is provi- ded by law. However, President Ford, as part of his FY77 budget proposal, is ex- pected to ask congress to pass legisla- tion discontinuing the extra one percent because it tends to overcompensate the retirees. Registration to begin at NCFA Registration for Term IV (March 15-' May 7) for the University of Maryland and Los Angeles Community College Over- seas will be held March 1-5 and 8-12 at the Navy Campus for Achievement Office, Bldg. 752 Students may register from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. Term IV offerings are: For the Uni- versity of Maryland—Business Law II, English Literature II, Shakespeare's Major Works, History of 20th Century Europe, U.S. History from 1865 to pre- sent, Icelandic II and Introductory Psy- chology. For LACC Overseas courses to be of- fered are Criminal Investigation, Auto- motive Engine Principles, Business Data Processing II, AC Electronics for advan- ced students, Personal Finance and In- vestments, Journalism I, Human Relations for Employees, Advanced Photography sem- inar, Real Estate Principles, Real Es- tate Finance and Real Estate Investments (noon-hour course). Classes will meet for eight weeks or 16 sessions and are held at A. T. Mahan .High School from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For further information, visit or call the NCFA office at 6226 or 7795 or see your education counselor. AF program extended An Air Force program relaxing retire- ment restrictions has been extended until July 1. This has permitted a speed-up of retirement under FY 76 strength adjustment program. Air Force Military Personnel Center officials say provisions of the policy apply to individuals through the rank of colonel. They also put out that retire- ments must be effective by July 1 and applications must be dated before the first of April. Both dates are a one month extension of those previously announced. The Personnel Center emphasizes that approval of applications under the program is not automatic and that each case will be individually evaluated, with approval depending on the needs of the Air Force. A primary consideration will be the impact on Air Force skill inventories. Since denial is possible, members ap- plying for retirement under the relaxed policy are cautioned to avoid making commitments which could result in finan- cial loss or hardship in case of dis- approval. Some or all service commitments from promotions, education or training may be wa vved as the Air Force reviews in- dividual retirement requests. VP-5 begins tour 'Mad Foxes' are on the scene Cdr. Ah/in C. Gross, Jr. As a new century of American indepen- dence begins, a new force of up-to-date "Minutemen" arrive at NAVSTAKEF here. Although it is now 200 years later, their mission remains the same today as it was when the squadron first started. Whether on a scheduled basis or witn no prior notice, the "Mad Foxes" of Patrol Squadron FIVE are ready to car- ry out their mission with dispatch. They stand in readiness to serve. The "Mad Foxes" come aboard Keflavik, boasting a 14-year, accident-free his- tory and'are the current holders of the Battle Efficiency "E". Under the leadership of Commander Alvin C. Gross, Jr., the foxes look for- ward to the North Atlantic operational challenge, and the anticipation of ex- ploring a new land and culture. The squadron was first formed as Bombing Squadron 135 in November, 1942, at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. Commander Gross assumed command on Jan. 23, 1976, at which time VP-5 marked their 14th year and logged 116,000 flight hours without a major aircraft + 0*4.4 A 9ZJL \ %+> SC^ IP 5I> FO> mishap. Unsurpassed in both crew and aircraft readiness, the "Mad Foxes" are ready to respond to any situation in patrol avia- tion. VP-5 has officially rotated with VP-56 which returned to Naval Air Sta- tion Jacksonville, Fla. World Day of Prayer to be held Friday World Day of Prayer will be celebra- ted Friday by Church Women United, join- ing in a chain of prayer with millions of people in 169 countries. The world- wide service is sponsored by the Inter- national Committee for World Day of Pra- yer. The public is invited to this world- wide fellowship at the base chapel at 3:15 p.m. Participants in the celebra- tion will be Icelandic women as well as base women's religious groups. Special music and readings will high- light the program. A reception will be held following the service at the Of- ficers Club. The worship service, prepared by women in Latin America, reflects their concern for "Education for All of Life." The narrow bonds surrounding the word "education" have been released, and the definition spills out into every area of life. Concrete situations, common to the lives of some Latin American women, form an integral part of the worship ex- perience, thus the service offers unique opportunities for cross-cultural experi- ences . Women around the world will prepare for the World Day of Prayer Service. Part of their preparation will be dedicated to an inquiry into the true meaning of liberation in a world in which millions starve each year and mil- lions more are deprived of a fair share of the earth's resources. This will be the 90th year of the growing ecumenical World Day of Prayer celebration. On this day, women of many races and languages seek to make visible their unity. NAVPERS publishes new promotion requirements TIS and TIR increase The Bureau of Naval Personnel has published new time in service (TIS) and time in rate (TIR) requirements for pro- spective candidates for the top three enlisted pay grades. BUPERS Notice 1430 of Feb. 2 made some changes for those people who will be taking the E-8 and E-9 exams in Nov- ember, and those who will be taking the 1977 E-7 exam. NEW TIS Effective Nov. 1, 1976, the TIS re- quirement for advancement to E-8 will be 12 years, and for advancement to E-9 will be 15 years. This is an increase of one year TIS for E-8 candidates and two years for E-9 candidates over pre- vious requirements. On Jan. 1, the TIS requirement for prospective E-7's will be nine years, up one from the present. The only increase in TIR will be for E-8's vying for the E-9 slot. Those can- didates, effective Nov. 1, must have three years in grade rather than the present two years. ADVANCEMENT ELIGIBILITY The Bureau says these changes are necessary because of the TIS require- ment of six years to be eligible for E-6 that was implemented in July 1974. The upper three grades' requirements had to be altered to fit the progression. Additionally, the E-9 TIS was revised further to ensure that the Navy's ad- vancement eligibility criteria meets the minimum allowable standards authorized by the Secretary of Defense. RELIEF TO SOME Those E-8 and E-9 candidates who participated in the November 1975 exam and were not selected for advancement will be permitted to participate in this coming November exam even though they might not be eligible under the new TIS or TIR requirements. Blue & Gold routes replace Brown Bus and O'shuttle Monday, the Brown Bus Route and the Officers' Shuttle bus are no more. A newly established and expanded Blue route will replace the Brown Bus and a Gold route will replace the Officer Shuttle. Lieutenant P. W. McGonigle, Public Works Transportation Officer, said the new routes hopefully will cut down on traffic in the ramp area, and save on ramp parking space. The Gold route will provide transpor- tation for officers on a call basis, servicing the 600 housing area, the BOQ and officer housing. The Gold bus will be radio-dispatched. The Blue bus route, which will con- tinue to serve Hangar 885, will be ex- panded to include regular stop Bunker Hill - Coral Sea housing the 900 housing area. Trans will maintain a passenger use the routes. Under the new schedule, the operate every half hour during hours. The bus will leave Bar and 760 every 30 minutes betwe and 8 a.m.; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m p.m. and 6 p.m. The complete follows : STOP t AND LOCATION 14 (USO) 13 (900) 12 (900) 10 (NCO CLUB) 9 (HIGH SCHOOL) is in the 3 (1037) ; area and 4 (1045) portation 5 (1051) count on 6 (1055) 7 (1069) bus will 8 (1064) ; commuter 27 (VIKING) racks 759 28 (BEQ) en 6 a.m. 23 (AFI) i. ; and 4 30 (GUEST HOUSE) schedule 31 (831)* 32 (830)* TIME 33 (832)* 30 MIN. 21 (AIR TERMINAL) 31 20 (839) 32 16 (SUPPLY)* 33 14 (USO) 34 * Denotes buildin 36 37 38 39 40 41 43 44 45 46 48 49 50 54 56 58 60

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