The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 17.12.1976, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 17.12.1976, Blaðsíða 1
White Falcon Volume XXXII Number SO Kellavik. Iceland December 17, 1976 NX honors senior employees E & M flight schedule released To recognize employees for their years of service, the Navy Exchange awarded service pins to eligible employ- ees at the annual Christmas party held at the Top of the Rock Club Saturday. Captain Jack T. Weir, Commander Na- val Forces Iceland/Commanding Officer Naval Station Keflavik, presented the awards to the Navy Exchange personnel whose length of service range from five to 25 years. Kristjan Juliusson, for his 25 years of service, received special recognition from Capt. Weir, along with Lieutenant James R. Cote, Navy Exchange officer, and Doyle Autry, personnel manager. About 340 exchange personnel and guests attended the affair which includ- ed a buffet and musical entertainment by "The Swingers," a Reykjavik jazz group ¦__________________________________ KRISTJAN JULIUSSON receives a 25-year pin from Captain Jack T. Weir. Air Force to link NCO status, selective reenlistment program Starting March 1, 1977 the Air Force is planning to implement two new rules which link the criteria for non-commis- sioned officer status and the selective reenlistment program. The first rule requires a senior Air- man be eligible to reenlist in order to be appointed to NCO status. The second rule states that those Senior Airmen who are denied NCO status will not be eligi- ble to reenlist at their next reenlist- ment opportunity. Here's how the two rules will actual- ly work: Most E-3s are promoted to.grade E-4/ Senior Airman at the 32nd month of serv- ice. Commanders evaluate Senior Airmen between the 33rd and 35th month to de- termine reenlistment eligibility. His- torically, commanders declare about sev- en per cent of E-4/Senior Airmen are ineligible to reenlist for quality rea- sons. The first rule will preclude these people from appointment to NCO status. Those individuals declared in- eligible to reenlist are reevaluated monthly until their separation. If the individual demonstrates potential for a career, the commander may change the original reenlistment recommendation. In this case, the individual is again eligible for appointment to NCO status. Thus, the key is eligibility to reenlist regardless of whether the Airman actual- ly plans to reenlist. Airmen eligible to reenlist may do so as early as the 37th month in service. Appointment to NCO status will take place after 12 months in grade as a Senior Airman, normally at the 45th month of service. At that time those who have not yet reenlisted and are con- sidered for and denied NCO status will then be ineligible to reenlist. Air Force Personnel officials estimate this rule will affect only 1 per cent of the total eligibles recommended for reen- listment. As with the first rule, these individuals will be looked at monthly. If the individual subsequently demon- strates potential for a career, the de- cision can be changed for appointment to NCO status; thus, making the individual eligible for reenlistment. Air Force personnel officials say that the new rules will assist in ensur- ing that only qualified individuals with good potential for a successful career are appointed as NCOs and accepted into the career force. •F ews briefs Navy stops early outs Citing increases in personnel tur- bulence, adverse effects on operational readiness, and a general tendency to 'be inequitable, the Secretary of the Navy has cancelled the Navy's program of early releases to enroll in schools. All Navy (ALNAV) message 082/76, which went to the fleet on Dec. 3, said the early separation program has been a source of considerable dissatisfaction, and, accordingly, it has been determined to be in the best interest of the Naval service to cancel the school early re- lease program for both officer and en- listed personnel. The message said that effective Jan. 1, 1977, all provisions governing the early release of members to resume their education are cancelled. The message ^said, however, that all early releases "yhich have been authorized prior to the ALNAV message would remain in effect. Man of the Month Staff Sergeant Rafael Leal was se- lected as the 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron's Seven Level Maintenance Man of the Month for November. SSgt. Leal was cited for his dedi- cated and professional efforts in the Avionics Maintenance PMEL shop. The citation read in part "...It is the superior young men of your caliber that have contributed so much to the many achievements of the 57th FIS." His selection entitles him to a four- day pass and an orientation ride in a T-33, should he choose it. Swine flu shot Swine influenza immunizations for all active military personnel will be given at the Base Dispensary Monday through Thursday according to the following schedule: DAY Monday LAST NAME A-G (8:30-11:30 p.m.) a.m./l-4:30 a.m./l - a.m./l - Tuesday H-Ri (8:30-11:30 4:30 p.m.) Wednesday Ro-Z (8:30-11:30 4:30 p.m.) Thursday Stragglers (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.) This immunization is mandatory for all active duty personnel. Personnel are requested to enter the dispensary through the emergency room entrance and leave the same way. The yellow immuni- zation booklet must be in possession at the time of Immunization. Personnel stationed at Grindavik will be given their flu shots at Grindavik Wednesday from 2 to. 4 p.m. This particular influenza immuniza- tion will not be given to dependents, civilians or Icelandic base employees. Falcon holiday editions Holiday editions of the White Falcon will be published Dec. 23 and Dec. 30. The Air Operations Passenger Service Office has announced the environmental and morale leave program schedule from Jan. 14, 1977 to Feb. 27, 1977. All E and M flights are subject to change because of mission requirements, according to Aviation Boatswain's Mate Hydraulics Third Class Kathy McClintock of the passenger service office. Booking and reconfirming may be done at the passenger service office, located at Air Operations, Bldg. 810, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on dates specified. Personnel must have leave papers which contain a statement, identifying them as participants in the environmen- 'Flight Date Itinerary Estimated tal and morale leave program, establish- ed by Department of Defense Instruction 4515.13R. All personnel on a 96-hour liberty are also included. Military personnel should be in uni- form when traveling on E and M flights. Hotel accommodations may be made through the Tour Office at 4420 or 4200. In case of cancellation, passenger service must be notified within 24 hours of flight departure. Upon reconfirming, box lunches may be ordered through passenger service. Departure times are tentative and may change. Departure or passenger check-in times will be announced on American Forces Radio two days before departure. Departure Time Book Reconfirm 13-77 14-77 15-77* 16-77* 17-77* 18-77* Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. 14 17 21 24 28 31 4 5 10 11 20 27 KEF/MILD/ERD KEF 1 a.m./MILD 7 a.n ERD/MILD/KEF ERD noon/MILD 5 p.m. KEF/MILD/ERD KEF 1 a.m./MILD 7 a.i ERD/MILD/KEF ERD noon/MILD 5 p.m. KEF/TORR/ERD KEF 1 a.m./TORR 10 a. ERD/MILD/KEF ERD noon/MILD 5 p.m. KEF/TORR TORR/KEF KEF/TORR TORR/KEF KEF/ROTA ROTA/KEF Today Mon./Tue. Wed./Thu. Jan. 4-5 Tue./Wed. Dec. 27-28 Dec. 29-30 Jan. 11-12 Jan. 6-7 Jan. 13-14 Jan. 17-18 Jan. 24-25 KEF 2 a.m. TORR 1 p.m. KEF 2 a.m. TORR 1 p.m. KEF 7 a.m. ROTA 9 a.m. * Denotes that personnel who travel to Spain must ensure their TAD or leave orders contain the following statements: "La persone mencionada en estos documentos ha cido authorizada por el comandante de la Unidad a la que pertenece para des- plazarse a Espana," and "authorized to wear civilian clothing." Tentative March and April schedule (published for information only) Date Depart/Arrive Date Depart/Arrive March 3 Keflavik/Mildenhall March 18 Palma/Mildenhall/Keflavik March 3 Mildenhall/Keflavik March 23 Keflavik/Palma March 6 Keflavik/Mildenhall March 24 Palma/Keflavik March 6 Mildenhall/Keflavik March 29 Keflavik/Naples March 10 Keflavik/Mildenhall March 30 Naples/Palma/Keflavik March 10 Mildenhall/Keflavik April 6 Keflavik/Rome/Naples March 13 Keflavik/Mildenhall April 7 Naples/Keflavik March 13 Mildenhall/Keflavik April 14 Keflavik/Naples March 17 Keflavik/Palma (Spain) April 15 Naples/Rome/Keflavik Marines ease first term reenlistment procedures In a move to ease time lag and paper work, Headquarters Marine Corps is now authorizing commanding officers to ap- prove the reenlistment of first termers. Before the change, announced in ALMAR 143/76, all reenlistments had to be ap- proved by their commanding officers. Also, commanding generals may waive cer- tain reenlistment requirements for all first term Marines provided careful con- sideration is given to each Marine's demonstrated performance, potential, motivation and overall value to the Corps. The areas for which waivers may be granted include the number of allowable courts martial or non-judicial punish- ments; the minumums of general technical scores; conduct and proficiency averages and the 10th grade education require- ment. Headquarters cautions that utmost discretion must be used in granting such waivers and that the good of the Marine Corps must take precedence in all cases. The guidelines also state, that reen- listment is not authorized for Marines involved with trafficking, selling or distributing drugs. Approval authority will still remain with Headquarters for the reenlistment of Marines who have been out of the Corps for more than one day and those requesting duty station options, lateral moves or bonus payments. With the shift of the approval au- thority to the field, Headquarters hopes to cut in half the response time for all other reenlistment requests. According to officials, quality play- ed a big part in the decision to allow commanders to approve first term reen- listments. Over the past year, with the introduction of expeditious discharge program that weeded out poor performers and a raising of recruitment standards manpower planners now feel commanders can truly select first term Marines qualified to remain in the Corps. ***WHAT HAPPENED TO THE THREE KINGS or the Three Wise Men after they went home from Bethlehem? Tradition says that Saint Thomas, one of Christ's apostles, met them 40 years later in India, baptized them and ordained all three of them as priests of the Christian church. Persecuted for their unpopular faith, they died as martyrs, and 300 years after their death, their bones were placed in the mosque of Saint Sophia at Constan- tinople. Their remains were after- ward moved to the Cathedral of Milan in Italy and from there, in 1164, to Cologne, Germany. ***THE CHRISTMAS STAR, which led the Three Wise Kings to Bethlehem, say some astronomers, may have been a conjunction of three planets,- Mars, Saturn and Jupiter, a phenomenon happening once in about 800 years and giving the appearance to Earth of one great star.

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