The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 25.06.1976, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 25.06.1976, Blaðsíða 1
< White Falcon Volume XXXII Number 25 Keflavik, Iceland June 25, 1976 Special savings bonds offered The Department of the Treasury and American Express International Banking Corp., Military Banking Facilities (MBFs) are combining to offer U.S. ser- vice personnel overseas the opportunity »o mark the Bicentennial with special nited States Savings Bonds. Bicentennial-design series E bonds bearing the issue date July 4, 1976 may be' ordered only through your military banking facility from now to July 9. The bonds offered during this one-time-only opportunity are in the Treasury's new Bicentennial design: red, white and blue bonds, with vignettes of historic and patriotic scenes, such as Indepen- dence Hall, the Liberty Bell and Wash- ington at Valley Forge. The uniqueness of the savings bonds offered by the MBFs is that they will be the only ones ever issued to carry as date-of-issue the same date as the nation's Bicentennial, July 4, 1976. The Treasury Department's goal is to encourage the sale of $7.6 billion in Savings Bonds during the Bicentennial year with its "Take Stock in America '76" campaign, and the American Express International Banking Corp. has placed its MBFs in the forefront of the effort. It is hoped that American military per- sonnel will purchase as many as 300,000 bonds during this Bicentennial commem- oration. These collector's item bonds will be offered only to patrons of military banking facilities in observance of the nation's 200th anniversary. Orders may be placed and paid for at your American Express Military Banking Facility from now until July 9. Bonds will be mailed directly to purchasers in early July in special envelopes that will emphasize their value as keepsakes as well as sound investments. As with all other l.S. Savings Bonds, those purchased through the MBFs during this offering will earn six percent in- terest, compounded semi-annually, when held to their five year maturity. Denom- inations range from $25 to $10,000 and may be purchased at three-quarters of face value. U.S. Savings Bonds are exempt from all local and state taxes and federal tax on the interest may be deferred until redemption. Both princi- pal and interest are fully guaranteed by the government and bonds will be re- placed free of charge with no loss of interest in the event they are lost, stolen or destroyed. im BICENTENNIAL 1976 ... .hi omCMU. MtuWTT «PW«tt '** J JP1T5SEE 2^X7 0 000 000 000 E || «.»¦*«¦¦-¦:¦«» ••¦•¦: •;?•» «K5-*«« NATO Base Marines ran 1776 miles During the Bicentennial the year 1776 will be seen and heard of frequently. But rather than a date, 1776 is a goal f^or the 123 Marines stationed here. One thousand seven hundred seventy- Jix miles will be run in a continous re- lay within a 10 day period, or until the above number of miles has been tallied by runners. A three-mile leg will be run by each Marine before the hand-off of the bicentennial baton is made to the next runner. Each Marine will run the three mile course five to six times until the goal of 1776 miles is reached. Neither rain nor wind will stop their endeavor. Captain Jack C. Pharris, II, Execu- tive Officer, began the run Monday Horn- ing at 7:30 in front of the Marine Bar- racks. Twenty-one minutes later the first baton exchange was made by the Captain to Major Donald O'Connor, Com- manding Officer, Marine Barracks. According to Lieutenant Scott Borde- rud, Guard Officer, who originated the run, anyone who wants to join the run- ners in the Bicentennial Relay is wel- come to do so. Vie can use all the en- couragement we can get. If you drive by one of the runners, wave and encourage him. Better yet, join the Marine for n jog.:' Borderud said, "This is our own wav to contribute to the Bicentennial, we could easily have run 200 niles, but felt that 1776 miles was more of a chal- lenge for us. Besides, that's when it all began - in 1776.'' The average time for running the three-mile leg of the relav was 22 min- utes on Monday. The fastest time run so far has been 17.26 minutes by Major O'Connor. The outline of the course is as follows: from the Marine Barracks to Supply, then onto the International Highway going past the Water Terminal, COMMSTA, Fire Station, Air Terminal, and down to the Elementary School where they turn around and run the same course back to the Marine Barracks. MAJOR DONALD O'CONNOR, commanding officer of the Marine Barracks, makes an exchange of the Bicentennial batcn to Staff Ser- geant Tommy Strohl during the first day cf the Karine's Bicentennial Relay. (photo by PH3 Rene' Pearce) Bicentennial plans become finalized woumcw BECOMING A "BLUE NOSE" AND REENLISTING at the same time, PN1 Kay L. McDaniel is sworn in by Captain John R. Farrell, pilot of the C-117 and commanding of- ficer of Naval Station Keflavik. The plane flew over the Island of Grimsey, within the Arctic Circle, 18° 00 min. w. Longitude, for the reenlistment cere- mony Monday. AG1 James Yant was also reenlisted by Capt. Farrell above the Arctic Circle. Both Petty Officers Yant and McDaniel have 16 years service and both reenlisted for six years. PN1 McDaniel works at the Naval Station Per- sonnel Office and AG1 Yant is stationed with the Naval Weather Service Environ- mental Detachment. The Bicentennial Planning Committee is scheduled to meet Monday at 8:30 a.m. to finalize plans for what promises to be an exciting and fun-packed weekend for adults and children alike. Among the highlights of the three-day weekend are sports events, free cartoons for children, a bicycle decorating con- test, buffets for all ages, children and adult games and amusements, con- cessions , a parade, a dance and a fire- works display. There will be pony rides for children and a marching and performing brass band from Iceland. Entertainment for the all hands dance scheduled for the July 4 evening will be provided by popular Australian vocalist Wilma Reading, and the United 'States band, Flight. During the afternoon, several groups will perform across from the Youth Cen- ter, among them: The Viking Judo Club, the Youth Center Baton Twirlers, and the Midnight Sundowners Square Dance Club. A complete, detailed schedule of the Bicentennial weekend will be published in next week's White Falcon. But you should plan now to attend this exciting celebration. Sport s: Two day, 37-event track and field meet to be held July 4th weekend A two-day, 37-event track and field meet is scheduled for the July 4th week- end , with medals, trophies and recog- nition going to winners in several diff- erent categories. The meet will be held July 3 and 5 with events taking place at the base gym and on the taxiway near the bank. Special Bicentennial Medals will go to first and second place finishers, and team trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place. Awards also are planned for the outstanding track ath- lete over 30; the outstanding track ath- lete under 30; outstanding field athlete over 30; outstanding field athlete under 30; and the outstanding woman track and field athlete of any age. Points for the meet will be awarded under the NCAA point system, with first place earning 10 points, second 7 points and third 5 points. Fourth place will earn 3 points, and fifth, 1 point. Here are the events by category and location: Two Mile M +30 5 1:10 taxiway(f) Run 220 dash M -30 5 1:25 taxiway(f) M +30 5 1:25 taxiway(f) Women 5 1:25 taxiway(f) Heavy 100 220#+ 5 1:40 taxiway(f) Two Mile M -30 5 1:50 taxiway(f) Run 100 dash M +30 5 2:05 taxiway(f) M -30 5 2:05 taxiway(e) Women 5 2:05 taxiway(f) M -30 5 2:05 taxiway(f) 880 relay 4x220 5 2:30 taxiway(f) Event Rule s Event Age Date Time Location Shot Put M -30 3 10am base gym M +30 3 10am base gym Women 3 10am base gym High Jump Women 3 11:15 base gym M -30 3 11:15 base gym M +30 3 11:15 base gym 50 yd dash M -30 3 1 pm taxiway(e) M +30 3 1 pm taxiway(f) Women 3 1 pm taxiway(f) M -30 3 1 pm taxiway(f) Heavy 50 220//+ 3 1:25 taxiway(f) One Mile M -30 3 1:15 taxiway(f) M +30 3 1:30 taxiway(f) 440 dash M -30 3 1:40 taxiway(f) M +30 3 1:40 taxiway(f) Women 3 1:40 taxiway(f) 60 yd low M -30 3 2:20 taxiway(f) hurdles M +30 3 2:30 taxiway(f) 880 run M -30 3 2:40 taxiway(f) 440 relay 4x110 3 3:00 taxiway(f) Discus M -30 5 10am base gym M +30 5 10am base gym Women 5 10am base gym Long Jump M -30 5 11:30 base gym M +30 5 11:30 base gym Mile Relay 4x440 5 1 pm taxiway(f) For the 50, 100, 220 and 440 yard dash, names will be drawn from a hat for heat competition: Eight runners per heat. The top four runners will advance to the next heat. Qualifications will be run until 16 runners remain. 880 yard run: Names drawn from hat. Ten runners per heat, with more than ten but less than enough for an additional heat divided with the top half running finals the following day. One and two mile runs: one race each with an unlimited number of runners. 60 Yard Low Hurdles: Two runners per heat. Times will determine top eight for finals. Two fastest times will run against each other for first place. 440, 880 and mile relays: Straight- away race with not more than eight teams per race. Finishing times will decide winners. Shot Put: Flights of six throwers, with four throws allowed in each flight. The top six throwers will compete In the finals. Three additional throws will be allowed in finals. The results of all seven throws will determine final place. Discus throws will be the same as shot. Long Jump: Each division will jump separately. In cases of ties, a one- jump, jump-off will decide the winner. High jump: Each division will jump separately. In cases of ties, winners will be decided by least missed jumps. Persons or commands interested in en- tering the Bicentennial Track and Field Meet should sign up at the base gym.

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