The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 18.06.1976, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 18.06.1976, Blaðsíða 1
White Falcon Volume XXXI NUMBER a Keflavik, Iceland JUNE .18. 1976 Dispensary hours adjusted 35^' ^P.m During the months of June, July and August, the Naval Station Dispensary will undergo a rapid change in staff. In order to accommodate the needs of pa- tients during this period, the following arrangements have been made: Active duty military sick call Sick call is Monday through Fr"iday 8 to 8:30 a.m. and 1 to 1:30 p.m. Avia- tion medicine sick call is Monday through Friday 8 to 9 a.m. and 1 to 2 p .m. Dependent sick call Beginning Friday, appointments will be made on a daily basis through the ap- pointment desk, 3235 or 3236. Appoint- ments will be for that day or the fol- lowing work day. Patients will be screened by para- medical personnel. Problems beyond the treatment authority of the paramedical personnel will be referred to a medical officer and seen at that time. When recommended by the medical officer, ap- pointments for a longer period of inter- view-study will be made. The numbers for appointments are—3235 and 3236. Pediatrics Beginning next Friday Pediatrics ap- pointments will be made on a daily basis by calling the appointment desk. Pa- tients will be screened by paramedical personnel. Problems beyond the treat- ment authority of paramedical personnel will be referred to a medical officer. Appointments should be made at six to eight weeks of age for well-baby checks. Call the appointment desk. When recommended by :a Medical Of- ficer, appointments for a longer period of Interview-study will be made. U of M changes allow better program here Beginning August 1, with Term I this year, the University of Maryland Atlan- tic Division will be dissolved. The Keflavik center of the university will come under the jurisdiction of the Euro- pean Division. The Director of the Atlantic Dlvi- ion, Captain Morgan Slayton USN (Ret.) d Dr. Ernest W. Hankamer, the area director of the United Kingdom Area, European Division, met in Keflavik this week to discuss the changeover. "The Atlantic Division only has four centers in the Azores, Bermuda, Iceland and Labrador. Because of its size and the cost of staffing, it was decided that the division should be termi- nated," commented Capt. Slayton. The office in Labrador is closed; Bermuda will be handled by an office in Maryland and the Azores and Iceland will become part of the United Kingdom Area of the European Division. "The change will really benefit the center here," said Dr. Hankamer. "It will mean more courses can be offered each term and more instructors will be available to teach here." The University of Maryland European Division has its headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany. It is divided into three areas and has centers in 10 coun- "tries. In 1949 the Armed Forces invited University College of the University of Maryland to offer off-duty classes for its military and civilian personnel in Europe. Classes began in October 1949, at six education centers in Germany, and the program soon expanded to other classes at 135 military installations in 11 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The university also has a Far East Division with education centers in Japan, Korea, Okinawa and Taiwan. Children should have immunizations at four, six, twelve and eighteen months after screening by paramedical person- nel. Do not bring your child if he is ill or has a fever (over 100°). Shot clinic All immunizations, allergy and other shots are given daily, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the emergency room. Please use the emergency room entrance. Surgery No change in schedule. Please phone 3235 or 3236. Obstetri cs-gynecolgy Additional appointment times have been, made available for birth control recheck. Make appointments well in ad- vance of the time the prescription will run out. For other obstectrics or gyne- cology appointments, there will be no change. Call 3235 or 3236. Changes The major change at the dispensary is in general medicine and pediatrics scheduling. It is hoped that the expanded use of paramedical personnel will result in more readily available medical care with continued maintenance of high quality. The Dispensary anticipates having a pediatrician during the months of July and August on a temporary basis. In September, a permenantly assigned pedia- trician will be available. Remember— the appointment you do not keep and do not cancel deprives someone else of medical care. The Dispensary appreciates your co- operation and understanding during the transitional period. COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS, General Lewis H. Wilson, is greeted at the NATO Base by Mr. Doyle Martin, Charge d'Affairs United States Embassy, Reykjavik. Also greeting the commandant is Major D. J. O'Conner, Commanding Officer Marine Bar- racks, Keflavik. During his short visit Sunday, General Wilson visited C0MFAIRKEF and toured the Marine Barracks where he addressed Marines from the barracks and the embassy. He later joined Marines and other guests of the Officers Club for dinner and cocktails. (Photo by PH3 Rene Pearce) DMC proposes retirement plan The recently released Defense Man- power Commission (DMC) Report to the President and Congress contains several items of top-level interest for service members. The military retirement system is one area discussed in some detail. The re- port proposed a changed retirement sys- tem by saying, "To support the new ca- FOR HIS LONG-TIME administration on benalf of the University of Maryland, Ray LaCroix, Naval Station management/information assistant, receives a certificate of appreciation. Commander D. B. Cox, Executive Officer, presented the certificate during a visit to Keflavik by Captain Morgan Slayton, USN (Ret.), U of M Director of Atlantic Division. - (Photo by J02 Jerry Foster) Chevron changes for airmen personnel who entered training before June first were issued the old style chevrons. To avoid wasting these chevrons, the following rules applied for these in- dividuals: Four-year enlistees who en- tered basic prior to June first were authorized to wear the old stlye E-2 chevron with a silver star upon their initial promotion to E-2. They will be required to wear the new style chevron with a blue star when promoted to E-3; also six-year enlistees who entered basic prior to June first were issued E-3 chevrons. Consequently, they are authorized to wear the old style chevron upon their initial promotion to E-3. They will be required to wear the new style chevron when promoted to 3-4. With certain temporary exceptions, Air Force personnel promoted to E-3, and E-4 from now on will wear new chev- rons with a blue star in lieu of the current silver star. To keep from requiring people to pur- chase chevrons, special rules have been set. Airman who were promoted to E-3 or E-4 June 1 may elect to continue wearing their old chevrons at the lower grade until new chevrons for the higher grade are available at the clothing sales stores; or they may buy the new chev- rons. Personnel currently serving in grades E-2 or E-3 are not required to change to the new insignia until they are promoted to the next higher grade. Since chevrons are part of the cloth- ing issue at basic military training, reer force profiles of the services, a restructured retirement system should be implemented based on the following: —The present 20-year retirement with an Immediate annuity should be phased out as a general practice. A full mili- tary career should normally be a minimum of 30 years, with earlier retirement eligibility reserved for actual service in the combat arms and closely similar assignments. —The military retirement system should support the objectives of the recommended career force principles. The military retirement system should provide for retirement eligibility with an immediate annuity only upon an accu- mulation of 30 retirement points. Re- tirement points should be earned at a rate such that 30 years of service in noncombat jobs will qualify and a mini- mum of 20 years of service in combat jobs is needed to qualify. Intermediate rates should be assigned to jobs accord- ing to the mission and degree of combat orientation. Only those members who reach the ca- reer gate and volunteer to serve in the career force, if selected, should be vested in the military retirement sys- tem. Both officers and enlisted personnel would enter a voluntary indefinite status at that point, in contrast to the present system in which enlisted person- nel are periodically required to renew their enlistment contracts. Thus, mem- bers should become vested in the mili- tary retirement system upon entering a voluntary indefinite status at the ca- reer gate in the 10th year of service. Voluntarily separating vested members should be provided a deferred annuity payable at age 65 or actuarially reduced at age 60. Involuntary separatees should be provided a choice between re- adjustment pay in cash plus a deferred annuity, or an amount in cash equal to twice readjustment pay. The Defense Manpower Commission was created by Congress in 1973 to study Department of Defense manpower needs. Leave Policy Reminder Naval Station Personnel returning from leave must call in or check in off leave before the time and date indicated on the leave papers. Papers must be re- turned to military personnel or classif- ied files on the day of your return. Failure to turn leave papers in will result in the charging of extra days leave. Cover yourself and call Classi- fiedifiles as soon as you return, then take your leave papers in. The te ..e- phone numbers are 7883 or 7424.

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