The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 07.01.1977, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 07.01.1977, Blaðsíða 1
White Falcon Volume XXXIII Number 1 Kellavik. Iceland January 7. 1977 (photo by J01 Jim Miller) (photo by J02 Jerry Foster) AEIBC starts new hours According to the Naval Station Comp- troller, Commander B.E. Maxon, new bank- ing hours began Monday at the American Express banking facility. 'The new hours of operation are as follows: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Club deposits only-2 to 2:30 2:30 to 4 p.m. On paydays the bank will open at 9:45 a.m. American Express points out that the change of hours will be effected for a three-month experimental period. If that change proves more popular, then it will remain unchanged. However, if the new hours appear less convenient, then the "old" hours will be reintroduced. In November 1976, the White Falcon published a story, based on the American Express bank facility's hours of oper- ation. At the request of Captain Jack T. Weir, Commander Naval Forces Iceland/ Commanding Officer Naval Station Keflavik, Cdr. Maxon and Ralph Hutchinson, American Express manager, prepared a survey for base personnel to obtain views on the bank's operation. By far, according to the survey re- sults, the largest number of comments related to the bank's operating hours; because of the comments made, another survey determined just operational hours. The survey consisted of several op- tions on alternative banking hours which were set under the auspices of the United States Treasury Department. Ensign Nancy Slocum, disbursing offi- cer, analyzed the questionnaire, and American Express will change its hours of operation to the most popular option selected. Aliens are reminded to report their addresses The Immigration and Nationality Act requires all aliens in the United States and its possessions, with few excep- tions, to report their addresses to the Attorney General during the month of January. Aliens temporarily absent from the United States during the month of January must report their addresses within 10 days of return to the coun- try. Cards with which this report can be made are not available here but are available at any United States post of- fice during the month of January. These cards may also be requested by mail from the service by writing: U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturaliza- tion Service, Washington, D.C. 20536. After Jan. 31, these cards will also be available at other offices of this serv- ice throughout the United States. When the alien has filled in all items, he/she should sign the card, place a stamp on the reverse side and drop it in any mail box. The Act provides serious penalties for wilful failure to submit the re- port. BEQ 761 opens for occupancy To officially open Barracks 761, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednes- day morning in the BEQ lobby. Captain Jack T. Weir, Commander Nav- al Forces Iceland/Commanding Officer Naval Station Keflavik, cut the ribbon to kick-off its initial occupancy. Delegates from the Resident-Officer- in-Charge of Construction Office and the Iceland Prime Contractor attended the ceremony as well as two Navy enlisted "representative occupants." Lieutenant John C. Rinaldo, mess management officer, and Master Chief Aircraft Maintenanceman Donald G. Bennardo, master chief petty officer of the command, also represented the Naval Station. According to Lieutenant Commander James B. Mossman, ROICC, the building has 60 three-man rooms; each berthing space has a private bath. The two-story L-shaped building has a game room on each end, and features an intercom to each room, closed circuit television, patterned vinyl wall covering and built-in steel lockers. Each room is partially carpeted with Icelandic style blackout drapes. The construction contract for the new barracks was awarded to the Iceland Prime Contractor in June 1975 and the building was completed in December of 1976 at a cost of about $2,090,000. Billeting realigned centrally According to Lieutenant John C. Rinaldo, mess management officer, the Naval Station barracks realignment pro- gram will increase habitability and utility which will better serve unit in- tegrity. All Naval Station enlisted females E-4 and below will be quartered in Bar- racks 761 on the second deck. Enlisted men will occupy the first deck. Bachelor housing assignments will in- clude Recreation, Post Office and Secur- ity departments. Regarding this realignment plan, a plant account was controlled by a com- manding officer before 1972. In 1972, the Chief of Naval Personnel established a special panel to study the management policies and procedures con- cerning bachelor quarters. This housing study was reviewed in 1974; a set of recommendations followed, one of which was that the billeting supervisor should be a full time duty. Together with these new measures, daily management operations then became more centralized in such areas as staff and duty positions. As a result of this action, specific instructions called for a bachelor quar- ters management assistance team. About this time, the commissary and steward ratings were merged into the mess management specialist category so that billeting facilities would be operated in addition to wardrooms, mess- es and general food services. Supply to hold inspection The annual Supply Inspection will .be held Jan. 24-28 at the U.S. Naval Sta- tion Supply Department. The purpose of the inspection is to ensure that all branches of the Supply Department are operating according to Naval Supply Center, Commander Naval Air Forces U.S. Atlantic Fleet, U.S. Naval Air Station Norfolk, VA. and Fleet Material Supply Office, Mechanics- burg, PA. instructions and regulations. Each Supply Division will have an in- spector assigned to check-out the work performed by that division. A grade of satisfactory or unsatisfactory will be assigned to the Supply Department ac- cording to the inspection team's find- ing. The inspection team, headed by Cap- tain G.H. Lampton of the Naval Supply Announcements Center, Norfolk, VA. will include: Commander P. Harnard-Naval Supply Center; Commander L.W. Lavely- Naval Petroleum Office Washington B.C.; Lieutenant Commander V. Henson-Naval Supply Center; GS-12 R. Williams-Com- mander Naval Air Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, U.S. Naval Air Station, Norfolk, VA.; Lieutenant R. Pointer-Naval Reg- ional Procurement Office Naples; Lieu- tenant Commander R. Beer- Naval Supply Center; Lieutenant Commander D.K. Stalnaker, Commander Naval Air Forces U.S. Atlantic Fleet, U.S. Naval Air Sta- tion, Norfolk, VA.; GS-12 Audrey E. Sedath, Commander Naval Air Forces U.S. Atlantic Fleet, U.S. Naval Air Station, Norfolk, VA. CHAMPUS cost-share A new cost-share requirement was ef- fected Jan. 1 for inpatient care receiv- ed from civilian sources by spouses and children of active duty servicemembers under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAM- PUS) , the Department of Defense has an- nounced. Spouses and children of active duty servicemembers will pay $4.10 per day with a minimum cost-share requirement of $25 if they are hospitalized for less than seven days. Currently, they pay $3.90 per day with a minimum require- ment of $25 if they are hospitalized for less than seven days. By law, the inpatient cost-share re- quirement under CHAMPUS for spouses and children of active duty servicemembers is based on the charge at Uniformed Ser- vices hospitals. Inpatient charges at Uniformed Serv- ices hospitals are adjusted periodi- cally to reflect changes in Uniformed Services hospitals. The current charge is $3.90 per day. This increase from $3.90 per day to $4.10 per day is ap- proximately the same percentage increase as the pay raise that went into effect earlier this year. Bonfire slated The bonfire, previously scheduled for last week, is slated at 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon. According to the bonfire coordinator, spectators are urged to keep a safe dis- tance from the fire. Special caution should be exercised by parents because it is anticipated that Security Department patrolmen will not be present, the coordinator states. Civilian clothes E-ls and E-2s may now wear-civilian clothes off-base anywhere in Iceland provided that they possess an jappro- priate pass, according to an Iceland De- fense Force personnel spokesman. This authorization became effective Monday. W-2 form The Comptrollei Department has an- nounced that the year- ¦end fl- ¦2 forms will be distributed to ail V S. Navy officer and enlisted personnel with the paychecks Jan. 14.

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