The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 24.11.1976, Blaðsíða 2

The White Falcon - 24.11.1976, Blaðsíða 2
Page 2 the Consumer bulletin exchange new<f This month Shipping dates have been confirmed for the following to arrive this month: stereo, cameras and gift items from Italy and Spain. They should be in the store before Christ- mas. Thursday shopping hours The Navy Exchange main store will be open until. 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. On Thursdays, from Dec. 2 to Dec. 23, the main store and the Driftwood Cafeteria will be open un- til 9 p.m. The main store will be open until 8 p.m. today. Deli news Have you been ' to the Mini-Mart lately? The store has expanded the items in the Deli section. In the cheese department there is a fine selection of American, Danish, Swiss, etc. Two very good Danish cheeses are Danbo and Finbo; the Swiss Emmen- thaler is equally good, and Feta cheese, similar to cottage cheese, is also available. The store also has turkey, sliced to order, as well as Honey Loaf, Bar- B-Que Loaf, Virginia baked ham, and hot dogs, served plain or with sauer- kraut . Visit the Mini-Mart today. Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.,. seven days a week. '2- Stereo Shop Records, cassettes and cartridges make excellent, economical gifts. They are the types of presents that are often appreciated. Many people never seem to get around to buying such items for themselves. There is also a good supply of blank tapes available for the hi-fi buff on your lists. Don't forget the children's records at Toyland. These are ideal "stocking stuffers" for Christmas. Give a gift of music; a gift that can be used over and over. Check-cashing Check-cashing at the Navy Exchange activities is a privilege granted to patrons. Many patrons abuse this privilege by cashing checks when the money in their account is not adequate to cover the check written or they have previously closed the account. Money obtained from the exchange from cashing a check is government funds and, therefore, an individual who cashes a check that is returned for insufficient funds or account closed has willfully defrauded the U.S. Government. Upon receipt of returned checks from the bank, the Navy Exchange will notify the military member and deter- mine if the fault lies with the bank or individual. If the individual is responsible, a letter will be for- warded to the member's commanding of- ficer within five days. The military member is responsible for his depend- ents' actions as week as his own, so a letter is also sent to the member's commanding officer if his dependent has written a worthless check. These actions can seriously impair a serviceman's career in that they may be considered during reviews of recommendations for advancement and reenlistment. The time and expense involved in attempting to get reimbursement for returned checks is significant. For example, a person who writes a bad check will end up paying a charge to the exchange. This expense directly affects the amount of money received by the Special Services Department for your recreational needs. Utilize the Navy Exchange check- cashing service properly and avoid those letters to the CO and addition- al expenses. Customer Inquiries I am an avid SLR photo bug and I have been unable to buy 35mm Kodacol- or other negative film in the ex- change for several weeks. Should I continue to order from the States or may I expect the Navy Exchange to stock 35mm color print film? The exchange has two outstanding orders that are 30 to 60 days over- due. Mr. Walter Isaac of the Kodak Company, who visited the exchange Wednesday, is checking out these or- ders for the exchange. The merchan- dise should be in any day now. The exchange has placed a special order for Christmas to be shipped via com- mercial air. This order should be in the store within the next two or three weeks. good quality (watches) then will not order batteries for them? The original orders were to in- clude replacement batteries for watches ordered. However, the bat- teries received were not the bat- teries needed. Orders are placed to stock replacement batteries- Request you carry Twinkle Copper cleaner. Sears Round Canister type vacuum cleaner bags, everyday bever- age glasses and Revlon Honey Almond moisturizer. The items will be st6cked. From the Beauty Shop New items to be carried and ex- pected in the near future include professional type curling iron and blow dryers, the very popular Redkins Products, plus a new and up-to-date selection of capless wigs. Sheepskin rejuvenation To help you with your preholiday chores, the Navy Exchange will clean and comb sheepskins at reduced price from Thanksgiving Day until Nov. 30. To serve you better The tobacco counter at the main store has been relocated in the Book store area. This allowed the Special Order desk to be moved into the form- er tobacco area, thus providing the Much needed space in the self-service area for many new items coming in. ...to give with gratitude Thanksgiving...in the word lives the essence of the day. We give thanks...for the blessings large and small, bestowed on one and all. And because we are thankful, we gladly give of our energy and our efforts, our aims and ambitions, on behalf of all, that everyone may be blessed, and be thankful. On this Thanksgiving Day, we look back across the years and forward to the future with thanks for the pleni- tude that we have been privileged to enjoy, and with the steadfast resolve that in the years ahead we will do our part to bring forth more achieve- ments, more good things for all. To the Navy Exchange patrons, best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving. The Consumer Bulletin is compiled by Exchange employees and Commissary employees. The opinions and comments expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions and policies of the Department of Defense or the White Falcon Editorial Staff. Mention of specific consumer products in this column is intended solely for the benefit of authorized patrons, and in no way implies Department of Defense endorsement for these products. Correspondence or comments relating to this column should be addressed to the Navy Exchange Officer of the Commissary Store Officer. I White Falcon OURS & TRAVEL by Fran Pretton Stateside tickets If you are planning on traveling to the States, you can pruchase tickets for Stateside flights at the Tour Office. When going to the States on Loftleid- ir, they can make reservations all the way to your final destination. Upon returning by the rotator or some mili- tary flight, the Tour Office can sell an open ticket for wherever you want to go in the States. An open ticket works like a trans- portation request here, and it has your arrival and departure cities listed on it, but no actual flights, flight num- bers or times. This means when you leave here, you do not have reservations on any flights within the United States. When you get to the States, though, take the open ticket to the airline counter, and they will book you on the flights you want. And, there is one big advantage in purchasing your tickets here before you leave, whether open ticket or reserved seat type. By buying here you save eight per cent of what you would have paid if you bought them in the States. If you're planning to do a "lot of flying in the United States buy your ticket here before you go and save. Group flipht to London during Christ- mas The Tour Office has arranged for a group flight, going to London during the1 Christmas holidays. It will leave here Dec. 18 and return Dec. 29. To qualify for the flight, you have to take either an airfare/hotel package if you plan to stay in London, or make arrangements to take another tour from London. If you decide to go on from London, The Tour Office has many tours maybe arranged for you to Lisbon, rid, Athens, Amsterdam, Brusse Venice, Rome, Paris, etc. For more information about the London group flight and details on London. Call the Tour Office at 4420 or 4200. seTs, DOD announces new CHAMPUS contracts New contracts went into . effect Nov. 15 for processing claims submitted from Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Serv- ices (CHAMPUS), the Department of De- fense has announced. The new contracts replaced the one held by Health Application Systems, Inc. of Burlingame, CA. California Physicians' Service will process CHAMPUS claims for care received in Arizona, California, Nevada and New Mexico. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Com- pany will process claims for care re- ceived in Texas by CHAMPUS beneficia- ries. Nov. 15 was set as the date for new contractors to take over in the five states following negotiations with Health Application Systems, Inc. On Oct. 29, the Department of Defense an- nounced that the contract with Health Application Systems, Inc. would not be renewed beyond the Dec. 31, 1976 ex- piration date. CHAMPUS claims for care received in Arizona, California, Nevada and New Mexico should be sent to: California Physicians' Service, San Diego, CA 92138. Each state has been assigned its own box number. Arizona: P.O. Box 85019; California: NEWS BRIEFS----------------- E-3. E-4, E-5 exams scheduled The monthly E-3 exams and E-4 and E-5 Military Leadership exams will be ad- ministered at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Midnight Sun Club. According to Personnelman Second Class Robert Robida of the Naval Station Personnel Office, candidates must be recommended to participate in the exam. He also said that candidates' recommen- dations and completed requirements must reach the Personnel Office no later than 8 a.m. Friday. Exams participants are advised to be on time, be in military uniform and pos- sess a valid identification card. Reenlistment Radioman Third Class Robert E. Bower reenlisted for four years under the GUARD II program yesterday. The reen- listment oath was administered by Com- mander H. W. Benter, New arrivals A set of twins, Samuel Michael and Dawn Michelle, were born Nov. 14 at 4:36 and 4:37 p.m., respectively. Their par- ents are Elizabeth Lucille and HM2 Ricky Edward Hicks. P02 Hicks is attached to Grindavik. Disa Bjorg was born Nov. 16 at 7:19 p.m. Her parents are Rebecca A. and DTI Arthur Hanson Jr. P01 Hanson is attach- ed to the Dental Department. P.O. Box 85020; Nevada: P.O. Box 85023; and New Mexico: P.O. Box 85021. CHAMPUS beneficiaries in Texas should send their claims for care received in that state to: Mutual of Omaha Insur- ance Company, 3301 Dodge Street, Omaha,- NE 68131. Controversy (cont'd from page 1) after the Washington proclamation. The first nationwide celebration of the holiday, as we know it today, obtained its impetus from the efforts of Mrs. Sara Josepha Hale, whose novel in 1827 described "pumpkin pie" and the "good and true Yankee Thanks- giving." Later in 1846, she started a cam- paign in her famous "Godey's Lady's Book" to have a national observance of the first Thanksgiving. She was finally successful when President Lincoln proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving on Nov. 26, 1863. But whoever or whatever date was "first," this Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25th, Virginians, Bay Staters, and all Americans will sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with thankful hearts and a prayer for the United States of America as it begins its third century. rh^^r" 255, is the most active overseas branch of the F.R.A. For more information con- tact one of the branch officers: President TM1 Doyle Brookins or 7511. First Vice President RM1 Bill Th~a ton at 7507. Second Vice President DPI Walt Wag- ner at 7934. Secretary Treasurer DPI Jon Easley at 7935 All meetings are held in the Branch Home (Bldg. T-184). FRA membership Any member of the Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard having one day of en- listed active service is eligible to become a member of the Fleet Reserve Association. Northern Lights Branch White Falcon Commanding Officer Capt. Jack T. Weir Public Affairs Officer JOCS James A. Johnston Information Chief J0C James E. Dewater Edi tor J01 Von Soriano Staff J02 Jerry Foster DM2 Mel Baum SN Glen Dodd White Falcon is published Frida, in accordance with SECNAVINST 572 for distribution to U.S. military per sonnel, Naval Station, Keflavik, Ice- land, and their dependents, and to military and civilian employees of the Iceland Defense Force and their fami- lies. It is printed in the Naval Station Print Shop from appropriated funds in accordance with NAVEXOS P-35. The opinions and statements made here- in are not to be construed as official views of the Department of Defense or the U. S. Government. News items, questions, suggestions and comments may be submitted by calling 4612 or visiting AFRTS, bldg. T-44.

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