The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 08.10.1976, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 08.10.1976, Blaðsíða 1
White Falcon Volume XXXII Number 40 Keflavik, Iceland October 8. 1976 ' Social events top week Navy to fete 201st year Kim Swasey listens intently as Capt. Weir reads the citation, praising her heroism during a fire in her home. Looking on are Fire Chief Eiriksson and Kim's father, ADR1 Clyde Swasey. Later, the captain told Kim, "I can think of no better service than saving the lives of your brothers." NavSta CO lauds young for saving lives of 3 brothers Kim Swasey was formally recognized Tuesday morning for saving the lives of her three brothers in a fire June 30. Holding the hand of her father, ADR1 Clyde Swasey, 12-year-old Kim listened quietly, and frequently smiled shyly, as Captain Jack T. Weir, USN, Naval Station commanding officer, praised her in his office. In a letter presented to Kim, Capt..Weir said: "On the morning of June 30, while taking care of your three younger brothers, you discovered a fire in the first floor of your home. Reacting in a most mature and calm manner, you awoke your brothers and moved them to the safety of the master bedroom, closing all doors between you and the fire, and calling for help after you had assured their immediate safety. While awaiting the arrival of the fire department, you in- structed your brothers to lie on the floor to avoid smoke inhalation. When help arrived, you assisted your brothers through the upstairs window and onto the roof where the four of you were rescued by responding firemen. Your actions during this dire emergency are to be highly commended. The brave selfless manner in which you acted saved the lives of you and your brothers and pre- vented the possible loss of other lives and property." Kim discovered the fire in the kitch- en of the Swasey's Coral Sea home short- ly after 8 a.m. June 30, and rushed back upstairs to gather her brothers Kenneth, 9, Kevin, 8 and Kirk, 4, in the master bedroom. The fire, which apparently started (See girl saves on page 3) Supply, PW avert long term galley shutdown A fire in the enlisted dining facil- ity last week could have disrupted food service for an extended period, but be- cause of smooth coordination and the combined efforts of Supply and Public Works, the incident went practically un- noticed by most NATO Base residents. The fire occurred at 1:34 p.m. Friday when an electrical panel, which controls power to the entire galley kitchen area, short circuited while two Icelandic Pub- I lie Works employees were repairing it. Both men were injured in the incident, treated in the base dispensary, and re- leased to the Keflavik hospital for fur- ther treatment. Master Chief Mess Management Special- ist Harlyn Parker said the power loss put the galley entirely out of service, affecting steam, stoves and lighting in the kitchen area. Soon after the fire, Principal-in- Charge of the DOD School System, Burke Adams, made the high school and element- ary school cafeterias available. Be- cause of that, meals were served without any delay. "We got the word at 3 p.m. to set up in the high school," Master Chief Parker' said. "We had to prepare an entirely different meal from what was planned." Mess management specialists and civ- ilian employees of the galley got out paper plates and cups, plastic flatware, l and set up the high school cafeteria for ' the evening meal. Hamburgers, beans, chips and salad selections were served on schedule beginning at 4:30 p.m. "The civilian and military staff did an outstanding job," Master Chief Parker said. "It would not have been possible without the total team ¦- effort from everyone concerned." Master Chief Parker particularly praised Mess Management Specialist Third Class Louis Serra who gave up a schedul- ed 96-hour special liberty to assist. He also praised the work of MSI Ingram Gourley; MSI William Carver; MSI Isagani Reyes; MSI Wade Pruett; MSI Ernest Bolus; MS2 Daniel Lefler; MS2 Edward Ma- (See galley fire on page 4) President Ford oks 4.83% pay hike; effective Oct. 1 On Oct. 1, 1976, the President signed into law the military pay increases . for the military and civil service commun- ity. This increase is computed at 4.83 per cent across the board. The military raise will increase basic pay, basic al- lowance for quarters and subsistence. In addition, single members will now receive a BAQ rebate as authorized in this law. Single members—'not in re- ceipt of any type of BAQ—will receive a partial rebate of $3.90 (low) to $29.40 (high), depending on the pay- grade . According to Lieutenant Commander B. E. Maxon, Naval Station Comptroller, the Disbursing Office is currently af- fixing to the pay accounts of non-JUMPS personnel the increases authorized and will have this computed into Oct. 15 payday. Navy Finance Center, Cleveland ad- vises that JUMPS personnel will have the new raise reflected in the 15th payday, with the exception of the BAQ rebate. Cleveland has advised that this re- bate will be included in the Nov. 15 paycheck. The Nov. 15 forecast pay will include the BAQ rebate, retroactive to Oct. 1. Continental Congress met in session to dis- united States of America but, also to enact On Oct. 13, 1775, the newly-formed cuss not only the fate of the infant legislation to form a Navy. Some 201 years later, another small band of men—delegates from various units— grouped to discuss plans for "Navy Day 1976" on board Naval Station, Keflavik. The results of these meetings—a well-rounded calendar of events—follow. Before any event can be planned, one first1 has to consider the varied interests of those for which the activity is planned, additionally, persons should have the time off from work to take advantage of these plans. Captain Jack T. Weir, Comman- der Naval Forces Iceland/Commanding Officer Naval Station, has approved the plans which should appeal to most persons and has granted "rope yarn Wednesday"—a half day off on Wednesday for Naval Station personnel. For recreation buffs, the Arctic Bowl is offering "Red Pin" bowling from 1 to 5 p.m. Games will cost 25 cents each with a three-game limit. Kegglers will win a free game if they roll a strike when the "red pin" is showing. Rack caacart Commissary OIC says situation to improve The officer-in-charge of the commiss- ary store said last week he expects the store to be "back in a good situation" by the end of November. CWO-3 Russell D. Oxford said he be- lieves the problem of receiving spoiled produce has been solved, but the store currently is out of some 400 items in its 2,500 item inventory. He said this situation is totally unsatisfactory. His customers are in agreement --In August NATO Base consumers lodged what probably was a record number of com- plaints about the commissary service and stock situation. CWO Oxford feels the complaints were justified. Captain Jack T. Weir, Naval Station commanding officer, has taken an active interest in the commissary store and is supporting CWO Oxford's effort. "Improvements are being made," Capt. Weir said. "They cannot all be accom- plished immediately but will be made on a priority basis." In attempting to provide better serv- ice, by solving some of the problems at their source, Capt. Weir last month re- quested CWO Oxford to visit the head- quarters of the Navy Resale Systems Off- ice in Brooklyn, N. Y., in order to dis- cuss in person, continuing stock and service problems in the NATO Base comm- issary. CWO Oxford returned from the meeting with an optimistic outlook to- ward solutions. Among the items discussed in Brooklyn wece: stock control and ordering pro- cedures ; approval to purchase four new freezer display units; plans to acceler- ate construction of a new warehouse; and the deteriorating staffing situation. The primary' reason for the Brooklyn trip was to discuss stock control, CWO Oxford said. Past ordering procedures did not identify the correct lead time for re- ceiving merchandise," he said. "We have increased the amount of lead time to compensate for sporadic deliveries. "There sometimes was a two-month de- lay," he explained. "As an example, we should have here or on order, a three- month supply of bread. If we order bread we want to receive 45 days from now, 10 days have elapsed before the order reaches the company which bakes the bread. The company wants 40 days to get the order ready. So 60 days later they deliver frozen bread to the freight terminal in Norfolk. Now we have another 15 days enroute to Iceland. So actually, 75 days have elapsed since the bread was ordered." To combat this situation, CWO COxford has studied the requirements of each company to determine lead times for dry good orders. Through research, and his experience and judgements, he has estab- lished an ordering system which will en- sure a "never out of stock" situation on most shelf and frozen items. The commissary holds inventory every three months. Based on the inventory, sales, and in stock or on order items new orders are prepared. Only 45 days later, a second order is sent, with all orders based on an established high level number of items, excluding produce which is ordered weekly. By December, CWO Oxford expects to attain and subsequently maintain ad- «——-¦¦ (See commissary on page 4) "¦ For Rock Music fans—young and old— an afternoon rock concert has been set. "Dark Star" will perform at the Midnight Sun Wednesday afternoon and free re- freshments will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Also, the vending department will give a free case of your choice to any- one getting a can of beverage with a ticket attached. The dress for the rock concert will be casual and, if the wea- ther permits, it will be moved outside. A special Navy Day menu will be served at the galley with the evening meal as the primary meal. For lunch, persons may dine on: Vegetable Supreme Soup, Baked Chicken,Brown Chicken Gravy, Bread Dressing, Orange Rice, Buttered Broccoli Spears and Normandie Carrots. Featured during the evening meal will be: Beef Noodle Soup, Steamboat Round, Natural Gravy, Snowflake Potatoes, But- tered Mixed Vegetables and Hot Spiced Beets. Diaiaf aaa1 daaciat The highlight of the day will be special dinner/dances at both the Top of the Rock and the Officers' Club. All military persons E-6 and below and their guests may fete Navy Day at the Top of the Rock. For $4.50 per per- son, members and their guests will at- tend Happy Hour at 7:30 p.m., a buffet dinner from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and dancing to the "Music Machine" from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The attire for this semi'- formal affair will be Service Dress Blues or civilian coat and tie for the military and party dresses for the la- dies. A combined officer/chief petty offi- cer ball will be held on Navy Day at the Officers' Club. Cocktails (no-host) will be served at 6:30 p.m. with dinner fol- lowing. The menu will feature: Chef Salad with Shrimp, Roast Beef, English Au Jus, Baked Potatoes, Savory Green Beans, Hot Rolls. Dessert will be a piece of the special Navy Day cake. Cof- fee and wine will be served with the meal. Following dinner, "Dark Star" will perform for guests who wish to dance. The dress for this affair will be formal —Dinner Dress Blue (or Service Dress Blue for those without Dinner Dress) for officers and chiefs and formal gowns for the ladies. Tickets are now on sale at either the Officers' Club or the CPO Club for $6.00 per person. On Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Naval Secur- ity Group will commemorate Navy Day with a special dinner/dance at the O' Club. Plans for this event were well underway earlier this summer. Sal*a mmi altcaaat Planning by Navy Exchange officials has resulted in a five-day sale at the various exchange activities. All NATO Base members and their families should be able to take advantage of the terri- fic savings offered. From Oct. 12 through Oct. 16, persons may realize re- ductions at the following locations: **The Laundry and Dry Cleaning De- partment will offer 10 per cent off all laundering or dry cleaning. This would be a good time to get winter clothing ready for the cold weather. **At the Main Exchange, selected mer- (See Navy Day on page 3)

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