The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 14.05.1976, Blaðsíða 3

The White Falcon - 14.05.1976, Blaðsíða 3
May 14, 1976 Page 3 Summer Tours 76 begin Summer Bus Tours '76 will soon begin. These tours, sponsored by the Recreation Department, are designed especially- to offer NATO Base personnel a chance to visit the host country. The tours will be held every Saturday beginning May 22 through September 11. This is an opportunity to travel in Ice- land while sitting back on a comfortable 40-60 passenger sightseeing motorcoach. A trained, experienced guide will ex- plain and describe the sights which will be visited. All tours except the first one will depart the Viking Building at 9 a.m. The length of the tours vary, usually returning to Keflavik between 5 and 7 p.m. The tours are designed to sh< famous places on the western side of the country. Tourists will visit waterfalls such as Gullfoss and Selfoss. Sight- seers will see Thingvellir where the Icelandic parliament began. Many of the tours go to Whale Bay where, if a whale is in, one may view the fleshing and cutting of it. Geysir, the most famous of all spouting hot springs, is visited on several of the tours. The summer bus tour kick-off will be May 22 with a half-day tour of Reykjavik and will be offered only one time, de- parting from the Viking Building at 12:30 p.m. Along with these weekly tours, two camping trips have been planned for the summer. The first will go to the -Snaefellsness Peninsula on June 12 and 13. There visitors may camp or stay in a modern hotel. The second trip will go to Skaftafell National Park for two nights, July 3-5. This will be strictly a camping trip. To sign up for these trips or the Saturday tours, come by the tour office in the Viking Building or call 4200 or 5111. For the Saturday trips, payment will be due each Friday before noon. On the overnight trips, payment will be due two weeks in advance. Box lunches will occasionally be offered or travel- ers may take their own lunch for the trips. Those who take the tours should dress comfortably, carrying along a light- weight jacket and rain gear. A booklet on the bus tours will be available in the tour office The tour destinations are a by Friday, i follows: May 22 Reykjavik (half-day) May 29 Gullfoss-Geysir-Hveragerdi June 5 Krysuvik-Hveragerdi-Selfoss June 12 Whale Bay-Borgarfjordur-Thing- vellir June 19 Selfoss-Skogarfoss-Fljotshlid June 26 Gullfoss-Geysir-Hveragerdi July 3 Whale Bay-Husafell-Kaldidalur July 10 Thjorsardalur July 17 Grindavik-Hveragerdi-Thingvellir July 24 Gullfoss-Geysir-Hveragerdi July 31 Akranes Peninsula August 7 Selfoss-Skogarfoss-Fljotshlid August 14 Whale Bay-Husafell-Kaldidalur August 21 Gullfoss-Geysir-Hveragerdi August 28 Thjorsardalur Sept. 4 Grindavik-Krysuvik-Hveragerdi Sept. 11 Gullfoss-Geysir-Hveragerdi Phase II goes to the department level LISTENING AND LEARNING, some of the 35 members of members of NATO Base Command Training Teams. the class preparing to become Thirty-five Navy members completed 32 hours of training last week to become members of Command Training Teams. The E-5 through 0-4 class members, representing Naval Station Departments, Fleet Air Keflavik, Naval Communications Station, the Naval Facility, Naval Se- curity Group Activity and the Naval Weather Service Environmental Activity, were preparing to take an important part of Phase II of the Equal Opportunity/ Race Relations Program directly to the people with whom they work. The class taught them to conduct two workshops—Military Rights and Responsi- bilities and Cultural Expression in the Navy. The Military Rights and Responsibili- ties Workshop is required for all Navy members in paygrades E-l through E-4. "The workshop is designed to show people how to use the system instead of fight it," commented P01 D.N. Tabor, a class member. "It brings one fact to a per- son's attention—it's the individual's responsibility to protect his own rights," commented YN1 Ruth Deussen, an- other class member. "The Military Rights and Responsibilties Workshop is designed to make people aware of the avenues that are available to solve pro- blems," said P01 Ron Charles, Equal Op- portunity Program Specialist and class instructor. All Navy members are required to at- tend the Cultural Expression in the Navy Workshop. "The Cultural Expression Workshop is not designed to change any- one's beliefs. It exists to get rid of mis-conceptions," said P01 Charles. "The workshop tries to increase the strength of the Navy by resolving conflicts existing between people caused by a lack of communication," he continued. "The workshop training made me aware that the Navy thinks people are much more important than hardware," said RMCM Paul Dillon. "The Cultural Expression Workshop helps people understand other cultures in a way that prevents pre- judgments (prejudice)," commented YN1 Deussen. In the next few months, the 35 new members of the Command Training Teams will be conducting workshops in NATO Base commands. Marine birthplace, Tun Tavern, to be rebuilt > During the Bicentennial Year, Ma- rines, former Marines and friends of Ma- rines around the world are joining to- gether in a fund-raising drive for the reconstruction of the Corps' birthplace- Tun Tavern. Retired Reserve Major General ^Arthur B. Hanson, president of the Ma- rine Corps War Memorial Foundation, Inc., says the reconstruction which is completely supported by voluntary dona- tions, will cost $563,700 plus architec- tural fees and costs of the fund-raising drive. The Marine Barracks of Naval Station Keflavik was cited by the General as an example of one of the commands which has made the effort successful thus far. With 100 percent participation, the Marine Barracks contributed $250 to the drive. Sergeant Major George McDurmon said he was impressed by the response from the NATO Base Marines. "Every Ma- rine here contributed to the fund to rebuild the tavern. It's a good cause. We're proud of it and what it repre- sents," he added. Tun Tavern, according to historians, is the site from which, over 200 years ago, Captain Samuel Nicholas led his small band of Marines out to join with the Continental Army in fighting to free ;he Colonies of British rule. The tavern is to be reconstructed in the new park on the shore side of Penn's Landing in Philadelphia's historic Olde City. The design of the building will be as close to the original as research allows. Actual work on the foundation began last week. The expected dedication date is November 10. Once completed, the tavern will be a living memorial to all Marines, past and present. It will have meeting rooms, historical memorabilia, gardens and a complete kitchen in the basement. AN ARTIST'S CONCEPTION of the rebuilt Tun Tavern.

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