The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 03.09.1976, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 03.09.1976, Blaðsíða 1
*C White Falcon Volume XXXII Number 35 Keflavik, Iceland September 3, 1976 NATO Base simulates SAR operation; joint airlift coordinates plan with NARC ICELANDIC rescue workers transport a casualty during the simulated emergency oper- ations. (Photo by J03 Lyn Grooms) Story by J02 Glenna Houston Members of Air Force Detachment 14 Air Rescue and Recovery Wing, the NATC Base Ground Defense Force, the Naval Station Dispensary and other NATO Base personnel took part in an annual NATO Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise last week. PARARESCUEMEN CONFER about the condition of the casualties with the pilot aboard the "Jolly Green Giant." (Photo by J03 Lyn Grooms) The SAR simulation was called "Beaver Eager, Bright Eyes Arctic 76." It was coordinated by the Reykjavik Rescue Co- ordination Center in conjunction with the other North Atlantic Rescue Coordi- nation centers in Edinborough, Scotland and Bodo, Norway. The exercise consisted of two simu- lated plane crashes—one in Iceland and one in Norway. The crash site had to be located, the casualties medevaced and given emergency medical treatment. A NATO Base C-130 took part in the air search for the crash site along with several civilian aircraft. It was lo- cated about 11:20 a.m. near Kleifavatin, about 11 miles southeast of Keflavik. Fifty members of the Ground Defense Force were the simulated casualties. They wore tags that listed their inju- ries. The Det 14 Jolly Green Giant fiescue helicopter was given the launch signal at 12:20 pirn, by the Joint Rescue Center in Keflavik. The helicopter medevaced the last six injured victims from the crash site and they were on their way to the Naval Station Dispensary by 1:50 p.m. The helicopter commander was Lieuten- ant Greg Maul, the co-pilot was Captain Steve Black, Staff Sergeant Rick Dolby was the flight mechanic and Technical Sergeant Rick Garlie and Senior Airmen Jeff Schludheiss were pararescuemen. The helicopter carried a triad team to sort the casualties according to a system of priorities to save the great- est number of lives. The team was head- ed by Flight Surgeon (Major) Charles Girard and it included Hospital Corpsman Second Class Troy Ruppert, Hospital Corpsman Second Class William Ware and Hospital Corpsman Third Class Brian Plum. Commander Mary Ann Bogdanski, Navy Nurse Corps, explained why training for massive emergencies id important: "Prob- ably many of the people at the Dispenr sary have never been involved in a dis- aster drill. If they can learn what has to be done immediately in the practice situation, when a real emergency occurs they already know what to do. The emergency team at the Dispensary included doctors, dentists, nurses, hos- pital corpsmen, Red Cross volunteers, stretcher bearers and a chaplain. It took only a few minutes for the team to give emergency treatments to the six casualties from the helicopter. "The injuries we treated ranged from shock caused by an open fracture of the leg, a chest wound, a facial fracture to a patient in a coma from alcohol. We are well equipped and well staffed and I would say that everything went very smoothly," remarked Lieutenant (Dr.) Charles Tate, the head of the emergency team. NAVAL STATION dispensary personnel load the casualties into the ambulance and take them to the dispensary for emergency medical treatment. (Photo by J02 Houston; 57th FIS wins Vehicle Manager of the Quarter award Fifty thousand accident-free miles, driven with no incident of vehicle abuse, has earned the 57th Fighter In- terceptor Squadron (FIS) the Vehicle Manager of the Quarter award. The vehicle officer and non-commis- sioned officer responsible for the re- cord are Captain William A. Weeks and Senior Master Sergeant William J. Tause- worthe. Capt. VJeeks said, "Basically our drivers' training course includes lec- tures on weather conditions and vehicle operation. The supervisors take the drivers out to the ramp area and taxi- ways to show them restricted areas. We also do our own maintenance work, rather than putting a vehicle in the motor- pool. " 'Once a winner—always a winner' must be the slogan of the 57th drivers, for the 57th FIS has received six of the last eight quarter awards. According to Major Pete Hershfield, Iceland Defense Force Provost Marshall, "This is an impressive record, consider- ing the size of the command and the num- ber of drivers who use the vehicles. It is apparent that the drivers of the 57th have been well educated and supervised in the vehicle operator care program." Major Hershfield added, "The clean- liness of this vehicle fleet has been consistently outstanding. The following family quarters on the Naval Station will be inspected for fire hazards by a fire department inspector on the dates and times specified: Today: 9:30-11:30 a.m.—All quarters in building 629. 1-3 p.m.—All quarters in build- ing 630. 3-5 p.m.—All quarters in build- ings 605, 606, 607 and 614. Tuesday: 9:30-11:30 a.m.—All quarters in building 671. 1-3 p.m.—All quarters in build- ings 672 and 602. 3-5 p.m.—All quarters in build- ings 603 and 604. 670-1. 3-5 p.m.- 670-2. -All quarters in building Thursday: 9:30-11:30 a.m.—All quarters in buildings 950-1 and 950-2. 1-3 p.m.—All quarters in build- ings 950-3-4A and 4B 3-5 p.m.—All quarters in build- ings 951-1 and 951-2. —All quarters in -All quarters in Wednesday: 9:30-11:30 a building 669. 1-3 p.m.—All quarters in building The occupants of the above mentioned quarters are requested to have one re- sponsible person of their household at home during the date and time indicated for the purpose of accompanying the fire inspector during his inspection. Friday: 9:30-11:30 a. building 951-3. 1-3 p.m.—All quarters in build- ings 952-1 and 952-2. 3-5 p.m.—All quarters in build- ing 953-1.

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