The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 27.08.1976, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 27.08.1976, Blaðsíða 1
( White Falcon Volume XXXII Number 34 School starts for 755 students Keflavik, Iceland sn Yesterday, they put on their stiff, shiny new shoes and went back to school, e 755 students in the Keflavik NATO se school system are attending only two of 268 schools at nearly 165 dif- ferent locations in 26 countries that are part of the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS). Currently about 142,000 military dependents are receiving their kindergarten - through - twelfth grade education under the DoDDS system. All high schools in DoDDS are ac- credited through the North Central As- sociation of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Young men and women who gradu- ate from these high schools have no dif- ficulty having their credits accepted at colleges and universities. More than 8,000 American teachers and pther professional personnel staff classrooms and schools that in all ways compare with public schools in the United States. The 51 teachers in the NATO Base school system represent more than 600 years of teachinr experience. The 27 new teachers and 38 returning teachers and members of the school staffs; clerical help, teachers' aides and administrative personnel were welcomed back to another school year by the Protestant Women of the Chapel Monday morning with a coffee. Among the guests of honor at the coffee were Rear Admiral and Mrs. Harold Rich, commander Iceland Defense Force, Captain John Farrell, commanding officer of the Naval Station, Al Willis, edu- cation specialist of the DoDDS Atlantic Region and Lieutenant Skip Duquette, the president of the Parent Teachers Organi- zation. The Keflavik DoDDS will have 100 kindergarten students (who will attend classes in the high school building), 410 first-through-sixth graders and 245 seventh-through-twelfth graders. LESSON PLANS TAKE SHAPE as Jan Avery, an English and speech teacher at A.T. Mahan High School, reaches for another item from a box of materials. Flu shots to start soon President Gerald R. Ford has signed a bill which resolved the national in- fluenza immunization program and opens the way for full scale immunization. A two-component flu shot (type A/New Jersey swine flu and type A/Victoria flu vaccines) will be mandatory for all active duty personnel. Additionally, alert forces, OCS, and Naval Academy students, recruits and active duty per- sonnel outside the United States will receive a type B/Hong Kong flu vaccina- tion. Immunizations are expected to begin in September or early October as soon as the Naval Station Dispensary receives an adequate supply of vaccines. Retired and dependent beneficiaries will be immunized on a voluntary basis. August 27. 1978 RADH. BERNSTEIN after the ceremony. See Page 3 for more photos from the change of command ceremony. Fire Dept. inspects Govt. Family Housing Beginning Wednesday, members of the NATO Base Fire Department will be con- ducting home inspection for fire hazards in all the Government Family Housing units on base. The inspections will continue through Sept. 29. The occupants of the quarters should have one responsible member of the household at home during the date and time scheduled for the inspection. The inspection has more than one pur- pose. The first is, of course, to check the home for fire hazards such as mis- used and faulty electrical wiring and equipment, the careless use of smoking materials and matches and unsafe heating and cooking equipment. But, an equally important part of the fire inspector's job will be education. "Talking with people gives us a chance to emphasize fire safety," commented Fire Inspector Njall Skarphedinsson. The inspectors will give each family literature on fire safety and they will talk with the members of the household about establishing a family fire-escape plan. An opportunity to practice that escape plan will come during Operation EDITH. Operation EDITH (Exit Drill in the Home) will occur on Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. "When a fire breaks out there is little time for rational thinking—and many lives are lost needlessly through panic," the fire inspector said. EDITH gives all base families an opportunity to ensure that each member knows what to do in case of a fire. And, hopefully, they will perform the proper steps if a real emergency occurs. Smoke detectors (fire warning de- vices) will be installed in the Coral Sea, Bunker Hill and 1000 Series of family housing. The 550, battery-oper- ated units will go in the bedroom areas of these homes. When a fire starts in a home at night, when most people are a- sleep, it may go undetected until it's impossible to get out safely. Most fires start in the home between midnight and 6 a.m. The fire detectors, being installed in the three areas of NATO Base Housing, are the ionization type. The detector reacts to the chemicals in the air, pro- duced by combustion. It goes off with a very loud buzz to awaken everyone in the home in ample time to escape and call the fire department. "Early warning and planned escape— these are the keys to having a reasona- ble chance to survive a home fire occur- ring at night," Skarphedinsson remarked. For more information, call the Fire Department at 5232. RAdm. Bernstein IDF commander Reaa Admiral Karl J. Bernstein re-r lieved Rear Admiral Harold G. Rich as commander of the Iceland Defense Force Tuesday in a ceremony in Hangar 831. More than 300 representatives of all the NATO Base activities and commands and 400 guests attended the change of command ceremony. Among the guests were the Prime Minister of Iceland, Geir Hallgrimsson and the Minister of Com- munications and Transportation, Halldor Sigurdsson. Mr. Doyle V. Martin, charge d'af- faires ad interim American Embassy, Reykjavik, and Vice Admiral Howard E. Greer, commander Naval Air Force, Atlan- tic Fleet, spoke at the ceremony. VAdm. Greer presented Radm. Rich with the Legion of Merit for his outstanding performance as commander of the Defense Force. RAdm. Bernstein remarked he was look- ing forward to his duties as Defense Force commander. RAdm. Rich praised the NATO force and thanked personnel for their support of the Defense Force mis- sion. The invocation was given by Chaplain (Captain) Paul Lionberger and the bene- diction by Chaplain (Lieutenant Com- mander) Brian Kane. A Marine honor guard paraded the colors. The dates and times of fire in- All quarters in bldg. 670-2. spections for family dwellings are as Sept. 9 follows: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday All quarters in bldg. 950-1 & -2. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 1 to 3 p.m. All quarters in bldg. 615. All quarters in bldg. 950-3-4A & 1 to 3 p.m. -4B. All quarters in bldg. 616. 3 to 5 p.m. 3 to 5 p.m. All quarters in bldg. 951-1 & -2. All quarters in bldg. Thursday 617. / Sept. 10 ~f 9:30 lu 11:30 a.m.— 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. All quarters in bldg. 951-3. All quarters in bldg. 618. 1 to 3 p.m. 1 to 3 p.m. All quarters in bldg. 952-1 & -2. All quarters in bldg. 627. 3 to 5 p.m. 3 to 4 p.m. All quarters in bldg. 953-1. All quarters in bldg. 628. / Sept. 13 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 4 to 5 p.m. All quart-era In hlHp _646 & 647 ^ All quarters in bldg. 1 to 3 p.m. 953-2. ----—¦¦-- " Friday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. All quarters in bldg. 960-1 & -2. All quarters in bldg. 629. 3 to 5 p.m. 1 to 3 p.m. All quarters in bldg. 961-1A, • -IB All quarters in bldg. 630. & -2. 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 14 All quarters in bldg. 605, 606, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 607 & 614. All quarters in bldg. 961-3-4A & Sept. 7 -5B. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 1 to 3 p.m. All quarters in bldg. 671. All quarters in bldg.962-1. 1 to 3 p.m. 3 to 5 p.m. All quarters in bldg. 672 & 602. All quarters in bldg. 962-2. 3 to 5 p.m. All quarters in bldg. 603 & 604. / Sept. 8 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. All quarters in bldg 3 to 5 p.m. 669. All quarters in bldg. 3 to 5 p.m. 963-1. All quarters in bldg. 670-1. Housing inspection information 3 to 5 p.m. continued on Page 3 _____1 AFI 'Dining Out* tickets to be available soon Air Forces Iceland will have its semi-annual "Dining Out" on Sept. 17 to celebrate the Air Force's 29th birth- day at the Officers' Club. Tickets go on sale Tuesday for the Dining Out. They cost $7. Tickets are available from the following people: 57th FIS Capt. Brock Ext. 4108 (officer) TSgt. Allen 7022 (enlisted) AFI SSgt. Smith 5284 Det. 1 Sgt. Lopez 7620 932 AC&W Sgt. Spangler 4388 Det. 360 SRA Neilson 4140 Det. 14 A1C Mosier 7436/4224 General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr., commander in chief of the North American Air Defense Command/Aerospace Defense Command, is the guest speaker for the occasion. The black mess dress uniform, combi- nation one blues with white shirt and black bow tie or formal military dress is required. Women officers and women enlisted personnel can wear evening gowns. Formal military uniform is ap- propriate for members of other services and a tuxedo or formal evening wear is desired for civilian guests and spouses. The Dining Out begins at 7 p.m. with a social hour starting at 6 p.m. The history of Dining Out is very long and the Air Force has borrowed from these long standing customs. Mess nights had their beginnings in the earliest military victory celebrations. They were also common to' monasteries and early universities. In the opening centuries of the Christian era, the tradition took its first step toward a stylized format in the revels of the Vikings when they re- turned from successful forays against distant shores. All male clan-members were present at a celebration with the exception of the lookout. Feats of strength and skill were performed. The leader took his place at the head of the board, with all the others to his right or left in descending order of rank. Those of the clan who did not partici- pate in the raid were seated "below the salt" and did not share in the spoils. Warriors who had conducted themselves with valor were guests for the evening. Down through the ages, the celebra- tion of significant battles and feats of courage by formal ceremony became gen- erally adopted as the natural outgrowth of the special comraderie of the mili- tary. !>\<^|V

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