The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 21.05.1976, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 21.05.1976, Blaðsíða 1
* White Falcon Volume XXXII. Number 20 Kofi*/*, Iceland Community Day scheduled Thur The NATO Base will host a Community Day, Thursday, May 27, for Defense Force civilian and military employees, their families and invited guests. May 27 is Ascension Thursday and an Icelandic National holiday. Community Day activities will be cen- tered around Hangar 885. Displays and activities will officially open at 2 p.m. and close at 5 p.m. Planned displays and activities in- clude: a fly-over; a fire department demonstratior; static aircraft displays; a stage performance with the Midnight Sundowners; judo club and Youth Center groups performing; a rappelling demon- stration by the Marines; command static displays and refreshment stands. Vehicle care prized A Commissary Store petty officer re- ceived a Letter of Appreciation from Rear Admiral Harold G. Rich, Commander Iceland Defense Force, Tuesday for his record of vehicle care. SHI John Sykes was given the letter for having the best cared for and clean- est government vehicle on the NATO Base. The letter stated, in part, that SHI Sykes has "attempted to get the maximum useable life out of (his) truck." The letter continued, "...If the majority of our personnel demonstrated your apparent concern, our vehicle fleet would last much longer." The Vehicle Management of the Quarter Award was also presented by RAdm. Rich on Tuesday to OLAA, Det. 1 of 20 ADS, a part of Air Forces Iceland, for the first quarter 1976. Det. 1 drivers achieved the best ve- hicle record on base. Despite very ad- verse weather conditions, no accidents or incidents of vehicle abuse were re- ported during the three-month period. Additionally, Det. 1 vehicles showed exceptional care in the areas of main- tenance and cleanliness. ijtk New sub. to be named Michigan Secretary of the Navy J. William Mid- dendorf, II, has announced that the second nuclear-powered Trident missile submarine will be named Michigan. The submarine will be built by Elec- tric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Conn. The submarine, a 16,800-ton vessel when surfaced, will have a length of 560 feet. With a crew of 14 officers and 140 enlisted men, Michigan will perform as an effective long-range strategic missile undersea launching base of 24 missiles. Operating independently of other naval forces, Michigan will be capable of providing faster patrol of larger areas for longer lengths of at-sea time compared to present systems. Advanced quieting techniques and sonar systems will permit Michigan longer range de- tection and timely evasion of search forces. ^ Olympic Handball action slated for tomorrow in the Base Gymnasium The United States Men's Olympic Handball Team will play an Icelandic All-Star Team tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in the Base Gymnasium. Admission is free. The U. S. Women's Olympic Team played an Icelandic women's team to an exciting 11-11 tie in the gym last March. May 21, 1976 THE F4-C PHANTOM AIRCRAFT is closely inspected by members of the Swedish National Defense College. (photo by PH2 Ron Litaker) 1976 Arts Festival opening soon Tickets for Reykjavik's fourth semi- annual Arts Festival are now available at Gimli in downtown Reykjavik and through the base Tour Office. The Tour Office, however, has only a limited num- ber of tickets for certain events. The Arts Festival includes almost every imaginable form of cultural activ- ity, from painting exhibitions to pop music groups. Attractions are gathered from many nations throughout Europe and America. Featured performers from the U.S. incl- ude Benny Goodman and his Jazz Sextette, Paul Douglas Freeman of the Detroit Philharmonic as guest conductor of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, and New York Metropolitan Opera baritone William Walker. Many of the gallerys In Reykjavik will have special displays for the fes- tival. The Kjarvalsstadir Art Gallery will have a display of 40 gouache works by the French painter Gerard Schneider, a survey of Icelandic graphic arts and "Castles in the Air," drawings and models by Icelandic architects never to be built. The gallery is open from 4 to 10 p.m. daily. The National Art Gallery will have a display of works by the Austrian painter Hundertwasser. These are only a few examples of the entertainment in store at the two-week festival. Following is a complete list of events: ART EXHIBITIONS Kjarvalsstadir Art Gallery: Display of 40 gouache works by French painter Gerard Schneider; Survey of Icelandic graphic arts; Castles in the Air - draw- ings and models for structures never to be built. The museum is open daily from 4 to 10 p.m. except Monday. National Art Gallery: Works by Aust- rian painter Hundert-wasser. The museum is open daily from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Nordic House: Applied art in Iceland - co-sponsored by Listidn, the Federa- tion of Icelandic manufacturers, the Ex- port board of Icelandic Manufacturing Industries; Works by a Scandinavian guest of the Nordic House. Museum hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Bogasalur (National Gallery): Paint- ings, manuscripts and documents by Dun- ganon, an Icelandic cosmopolitan, be- queathed to the State of Iceland in 1972. Museum hours are not known. Austurstraeti (downtown): An outdoor display of sculptures. The following museums will also be open during the Arts Festival: Asgrimur Jonsson Gallery; Asmundur Sveinsson Gallery; Einar Jonsson Museum Arbaer Folk Museum; and the Icelandic Labour Art Gallery. (continued on page 3) LIEUTENANT JAMES A. BARTLEY reviews Naval Station personnel at the inspection last Friday. The inspection, held in the Lieutenant's honor, was followed with cere- monies which marked his retirement after 24 years in the Naval Service. (photo by PHAA Stanley Anderson) Swedes tour NATO Base Fifty-one students and faculty mem- bers from the Swedish National Defense College arrived in Iceland Monday for a two-day visit, on a tour which includes Iceland and Greenland. While here, they were briefed by the Swedish Embassy and Icelandic officials. The NATO Base also was a regularly scheduled stop on the group's itinerary. The group was briefed in the Oper- ations Contrdl Center, and inspected aircraft in Hangar 831. They were guid- ed through the P-3C; F-4C; HH-3E; HC-130 and EC-121. The Orion and Phantom air- craft were outfitted with a dummy arma- ment array which displayed their capa- bilities, while the HH-3E was outfitted with rescue equipment and parachute gear. The tour was part of the regular cur- riculum at the Swedish National Defense College. Members of the group were rep- resentative of Sweden's military, gov- ernment and civilian communities. Bicentennial — fun for all ages Judging by preliminary planning meet- ings of the Bicentennial Committee, the July 4 celebration on the NATO Base promises to be a week-end of fun and excitement for all ages. Tentative plans call for the festiv- ities to begin Saturday, July 3, with sports events, cartoons for children at Andrews Theater, an "open-to-all" dinner at the enlisted dining hall, and a form- al Ball at the CPO club. Some of the athletic events planned for Saturday In- clude a swim meet in the base gym, a track and field meet, and a golf tourna- ment. Sunday, July 4, activities will begin at 1 p.m. with a parade which will fea- ture floats from all departments on the Naval Station, a Marine color guard and drill company, Boy Scout and Girl Scout marching units, Youth Center baton twirlers, a fire truck, and a marching band. The Youth Center and US0 also are attempting to coordinate a bicycle dec- orating contest, with the entrants rid- ing in the parade. After the parade, most activities will center in the field across from the Youth Center, where Softball games, adult and children field games (such as three-legged races, sack races, egg toss and more), concession booths and a band stand, are scheduled. Fire truck rides for the children, a Little League All Star game, and a bowl- ing tournament also are planned for Sun- day afternoon. Other Fourth of July activities under study include pony rides for children, a Bicentennial kite decorating contest', a Bicentennial beautiful baby contest, (with entrants who were born in the Bi- centennial year: July 1975-July 1976), and a fly-over. There will be a dance in Hangar 885 Sunday night with the band "Flight" per- forming. "Flight" is a Navy Exchange contracted United States band. Plans for Sunday evening also include a European cafe atmosphere with the clubs and Exchange coordinating service. The possibility of a midnight fireworks display is being investigated. In conjunction with the Fourth of July celebration, the Naval Station Pub- lic Affairs Office will sponsor a Bicen- tennial Literature contest, with winners in two categories being published in the July 2 edition of the White Falcon. See next week's issue for details and con- test rules. The next Bicentennial Planning Com- mittee meeting is scheduled for May 28 at 1 p.m. in the Naval Station Confer- ence Room. Anyone interested in partici- pating in this year's celebration should attend this meeting.

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