The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 01.10.1976, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 01.10.1976, Blaðsíða 1
White Falcon Volume XXXII Number 39 Keflavik, Iceland October 1, 1976 Fire Fire Inspector N.iall -Skarphedins^nn points out fire prevention rules to Chief Personnelman Jackey Cristwell at Quarters 1060C during base housing fire inspection Monday. Fire Prevention Week, will begin Sun- day and run to Oct. 9 for Naval Station Keflavik, according to the Naval Station Fire Department. This observance stems from 1871 when the Great Chicago Fire occurred. This fire, of course, is the only major con- flagration whose anniversary is marked by an international commemoration—Fire Prevention Week—proclaimed each year in the United States and Canada. Originally started as Fire Prevention Day in 1911 by the Fire Marshals Associ- ation of North America, a National Fire Protection Association committee recomr- mended its extension to a week in 1922. Fire Prevention Week is always the Sunday-through-Saturday period which in- cludes Oct. 9, date of the Chicago dis- aster. The fire killed 250 persons and destroyed 17,430 buildings at a cost of $168 million. The Fire Station will be open for visitors 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 6 p.m. except for Oct. 9 when it will stay open all day. Fire prevention posters will be placed at conspicuous locations on the Naval Station. A mock-up building, located at the Plans for Navy Day '76 underway A "mini-rock concert", gala dinner dances and special sales are but a few of the highlights planned for Navy Day, Oct. 13. Although definite plans for all events have not yet been set, it appears likely that "Navy Day 1976" will be a memorable occasion. The mini-rock concert, scheduled for Navy Day afternoon—from 1 to 5 p.m.— will be at the Midnight Sun and will feature a rock band and some free re- freshments. The attire for this.affair will be casual and, if weather permits, the concert will be moved outside. A formal ball at the Officers' Club the evening of Oct. 13, will be a com- MC sets E-4 promotions The next promotions to corporal will be November, according to Headquarters Marine Corps. Lance corporals, in order to be con- sidered for advancement, must have a | date of rank of March 31, 1976 or earli- er. The cutoff date for time in grade and time in service is Oct. 31, 1976. Proficiency and conduct marks as- signed through Sept. 30, 1976 will be used as part of each Marine's composite scores. The scores will also include markmanship level, physical fitness testing and essential subjects knowl- edge. Commanding officers are required to submit composite scores of qualified lance corporals to headquarters no later than Oct. 15. bined officer/chief petty officer af- fair. Cocktails will be served at 6:30. The evening will feature dinner, special ceremonies, and dancing. Tickets, which cost $6 per person, went on sale at the Officers' Club and the CB0 Club on Sept. 28. At the Top of the Rock, all enlisted men and women will celebrate Navy Day with a special semi-formal ball, featur- ing a stateside band. Tickets will go on sale next week and will cost $4.50 per person. The Naval Security Group will commen- orate Navy Day with a special dinner- dance, Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the O'Club. The Navy Exchange and Commissary Store will mark Navy Day with special sales. The exchange will begin marked- down prices Oct. 12 and will continue the sale through Oct. 16. Lower prices on certain foodstuffs at the Commissary will be offered for two weeks, beginning Oct. 9. The Arctic Bowl will host special "Red Pin" bowling on Navy Day from 1 to 5 p.m. Games will cost 25 cents with a three-game limit. A special Navy Day menu has been planned for the galley. For lunch, the galley will serve baked chicken and for dinner, the menu includes "Steamboat Round." Dependent youths within the NATO Base community also will have an opportunity to help the Navy commenorate its 201st birthday, with a special dance Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Youth Center. More details on these and other spe- cial Navy Day events will be puhlished in next week's White Falcon. Week begins Sunday Story and photos by J02 Jerry Foster crossroads near the Naval Station post office, will point to the results of carelessness with smoking material by charred ruins and three graves. Fire extinguisher displays, cardboard fire preyent^on posters, a fire alarm systems explanatory board plus fire hazard and firefighting picture boards will be exhibited at the clubs, Andrews Theater and the gymnasium. In addition, posters will be placed on bulletin boards in occupied build- ings. A distribution program will feature fire prevention booklets and leaflets, comic books and coloring books for stu- dents. Also, similar booklets and leaflets will be available to participants in fire extinguisher demonstrations and to customers in Navy Exchange facilities, Commissary Store and base clubs. An estimated 56 fire prevention lec- tures and fire extinguisher demonstra- tions, using actual fire conditions, will be given for Iceland Defense Force personnel. Each lecture and demonstra- tion will last about 30 or 40 minutes. In the A, T. Mahan school system, fire prevention lectures, covering fire and life safety at home, will be pre- sented, including an explanation and demonstration of first-aid fire applian- ces. A poster essay and slogan contest at the elementary school will be judged at 10 a.m. Oct. 8. Fire wardens, appointed in the lower elementary grades, will receive member- ship in the "Sparky Fire Department". Other Fire Prevention Week activities include: a home fire safety film en- titled, "Condemned", is slated before the main feature movie at the Officers' Club Sunday; tentatively, a fire drill exercise will be executed at the Mid- night Sun Club during the week; and, a master water stream demonstration, using Fire Department pumpers and appliances, is also scheduled. Together with these events, Operation EDITH (Exit Drill in the Home) will take place Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Residents are encouraged to pretend that their front door is blocked and to make a second exit. They should leave their quarters via the main exit, The Fire Department reminds base housing occut pants to "try to involve the whole fam- ily." Applying a finishing touch, Fireman Jon Thorvaldsson readies a Fire Prevention Week poster. 57th FIS to participate in William Tell 76 Five 57th Fighter Interceptor Squad- ron F-4 "Phantoms" are scheduled to fly to the Gulf Coast off Florida Oct. 27 as the Aerospace Defense Command's F-4 representative in the William Tell "76" Competition. William Tell is an aircrew missile firing/maintenance competition held once every two years at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Tactical Air Command, Pacific Air Forces and the United States Air Forces in Europe will also be represented in the competition. The command represen- tatives are selected from the bases with the most outstanding overall records. These bases then select the most pro- ficient aircrews and maintenance person- nel who are associated with an air-to- air role. Lieutenant Colonel Mike Foy and Major Dick Dehne will lead the 57th to Tyn- dall. The remaining aircrews are Major Joe Bill Dryden/First Lieutenant Ed Green; Captain George Tymitz/Captain Andy Huddleston; Captain Dart Raspotnik/Cap- tain John Anderson; and, Captain R0r. Brock/First Lieutenant Tom Connell. According to First Lieutenant Lee R. Gerstacker, a 57th pilot, the partici- pants are expected to return Nov. 20. 1st Lt. Gerstacker stated' that the 57th FIS will vie for the 1976 William Tell Trophy. USO group scheduled for 4-day performance VOTE '76—Cub Scouts stand ready to distribute voting hadbills to the housing units on the NATO Base. The "City Lights," a USO tour group consisting of five men and three women will arrive in Keflavik today for a scheduled three-day performance on the NATO base and a one-day performance at H-3 site. The group will be arriving from a 14-day performance tour in Ger- many. The group members are Alexander Rocco, singer-dancer and manager; Dennis Deal, singer-dancer; Susan Haska, singer dancer; Michael Elias, drummer; Albert Evans, pianist; and Jeffrey Weissman, guitar-flute-piccolo player. City Lights forms one of the new vo- cal acts around. Collectively, the mem- bers of the group have appeared in New York and on tour in musical comedy pro- ductions of Annie Get Your Gun, Cabaret, Carousel, Dames at Sea, Funny Girl, Fid- dler, Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly, West Side Story and many more. The members of the group also have performed in various nightclubs before joining forces as City Lights. Their distinctive vocal sound is at- tributed to the vocal arrangements of music director Albert Evans. Staging is done by Dennis Deal, who has just com- pleted staging a series of revues for the Voyagers. Schedule of performances: Tomorrow—Andrews Theater at 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday—USO at 2 p.m. and Grindavik at 9 p.m. Monday—H-3 Tuesday—Galley at 11:30 a.m. and Rockville at 8 p.m. The group is scheduled to leave Wednesday.

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