The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 25.02.1977, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 25.02.1977, Blaðsíða 1
White Falcon Volume XXXIII Number 8 Keflavik, Iceland February 25. 1977 Vietnam veteran bonus still offered ...If you are a Vietnam-era veteran and haven't applied for your state bonus, time is running out. Many states ended their programs recently and several more intend to follow suit soon. Residents of certain states still have a chance. Eleven states and Guam still offer bonuses to the veterans. They are Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Is- land and Vermont. Connecticut—Cutoff date for applica- tions is July 1, 1978. Contact the Vet- erans Bonus Division, State Treasurer's Office, 20 Trinity St., Hartford, CT. 06115. Guam—Vou must have your application in before May 7, 1977. Contact the Vet- erans Affairs Officer, Office of Veter- ans Affairs, Veterans Bonus Division, P.O. Box 3279, Agana, Guam 96910. Illinois—Apply before July 1, 1977. Write to Illinois Veterans Commission, Vietnam Compensation Fund, 126 West Jef- ferson St., Box 5054, Springfield, IL 62705. Iowa—June 30, 1977 is the last day to apply. Contact the State of Iowa Vietnam Service Compensation Board, State Capitol, Des Moines, IA 50319. Louisiana—Apply before March 28, 1978. Department of Veterans Affairs, Vietnam Bonus Division, 3rd Floor, Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge, LA 70801 has more information. Massachusetts—The state has not es- tablished a cutoff date. Contact Com- monwealth of Massachusetts, State Trea- surer, Bonus Division, Rra. 1203, John W. McCormack Bldg., One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02184. Michigan—You must apply before June 30, 1980. Contact Vietnam Era Bonus Section, Department of Military Affairs, P.O. Box 1500, Lansing MI 48904. New Hampshire—August 21, 1977 is the last day to apply. Write the Adjutant General's Department, State Military Re- servation, Attn: Bonus Division, Con- cord, NH 03301. Ohio—Apply before January 1 . 1978. Contact Director, Ohio Vietnam Veterans' Bonus Commission, 79 E, State St., Co-r lumbus, OH 43215. Pensylvania—Deadline is March 28, 1977. Contact Vietnam Bonus Bureau, HHD PAARNG, Bldg. 6, 14th and Calder St., Harrisburg, PA 17103. Rhode Island—Apply before June 30, 1977. Write Department of Veterans Af- fairs, 321 S. Main St., Providence, RI 02903. Vermont—No cutoff date established. Contact Military Department of Veteran's Affairs, State Veteran's Affairs Office, City Hall, Montpelier, VT 05601. Navy Campus announces LACCO, U of M off-duty courses available for Term IV Los Angeles Community College Over- seas (LACCO) is featuring two new cours- es for the term beginning March 14, ac- cording to Miss Sandy Lang of the Navy Campus. The first course is AVIATEK 27~Avia- tion Maintenance (Aircraft Power Plant). This course is designed for individuals working within the aviation maintenance field and will focus on power plant. The class will be followed in May by AVIATEK 29 which directly prepares the individu- al for the Federal Aviation Administra- )tion Airframe and Power Plant examina- tion. The second course is Electronics 22/ 23—Electronics Circuits. This course examines details of AM and FM communi- cations circuits and systems and pre- pares the student for the FCC second class examination. This class is a prerequisite for Electronics 44 which will prepare students for the FCC first class examination. U of M TO OFFER SCANDINAVIAN CULTURE COURSE The University of Maryland will have a Resident Lecturer here for Term IV. Mr. Forrest Studabaker, a government/ politics instructor, will teach two new courses during his eight-week stay in Iceland. The first course, Political Ideolo- gies, analyzes the leading modern poli- tical doctrines including communism, so- cialism, fascism and democracy. The second course, a Special Topics course taught particularly for people living in Iceland and other Scandina- vian countries, looks at the politics, literature and culture of Scandinavia. This course, in giving some insight into the Icelandic culture, may be of special interest to military personnel and de- pendents on the NATO Base. Schedule of classes for Term IV, March 14-May 6: LACCO: ACCT 1—Introductory Accounting 1 (T/TH) ACCT 2—Introductory Accounting 2 (M/W) ADM JUS 6~Patrol Procedures (T/TH) ART 10~Drawing 1 (T/TH) AVIATEK 27—Aviation Maintenance Techni- tion (M/W) AVIATEK 53—Aeronautical Ground School (T/TH) AUTOMEK- 12—Tune-up and Carburetion Principles (T/TH) BUS DP 1—Principles of Business Data Processing (T/TH) ELECTRN 6/7—Fundamentals of AC Elec- • tronics (M/W/F) ELECTRN 22/23—Electronic Circuits II (T/TH) ENGLISH 64—Reading and Writing: Basic Skills (M/W) FINANCE 2~Investments (T/TH) MGMT 2—Organization and Management The Theory (M/W) MGMT 66—Purchasing and Cost Control (T/TH) PHOTO 12—Introduction to Photography (M/W) REAL ESl~Real Estate Principles (M/W) SUPV 3—Human Relations (Developing Supervisory Leadership)(Wed. from 1 to 5 p.m. at AIMD) U of M: BMGT 381- BMGT 340- ECON 203- ENGL 292- GVPT 240- UCSP 389- -Business Law (M/W) -Business Finance (T/TH) Principles of Economics (M/W) Introduction to Literary Types (M/W) Political Ideologies (T/TH) Contemporary Topics (Culture, Politics and Literature of Scandinavia and Iceland) (M/W) Registration Dates: Feb. 28 through March 11 in the Navy Campus Office lo- cated in Bldg. 752 (ADMIN). PET: children are individuals "The most important job in the world is raising kids. Parents don't have training but I think it's a job that we need training for," remarked Air Force Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel} William Cuthriell. That training will be avail- able to parents who enroll in Parent Ef- fectiveness. Training (PET). The course is being offered to NATO Base parents or other interested non-parents. The first session will begin March 10 in the Lower School Multi-Purpose Room at 7 p.m. This is the second time PET, instruc- ted by Chaplain Cuthriell, will be of- fered here. The first course was pre- sented last fall. "I found the course very enlighten- (contlnued on page 3) Seabees 35th Anniversary March 5th, 1977 Thirty-five years ago, on March 3, 1942, the Navy officially organized de- tachments of construction battalions, the Seabees, to take over military con- struction, previously contracted to ci- vilians through the Civil Engineer Corps. On March 5 the Civil Engineer Corps will mark its 110th anniversary. Both birthdays will be celebrated Thursday at the Top of the Rock Club, at the Annual Seabee Ball. The celebration will include a cocktail hour, a buffet dinner, a formal ceremony including the naming of Seabee of the Year, Seabee Queen, the oldest and the youngest mem- ber of the Seabees on the Naval Station. A speech by Air Forces Iceland Commander Colonel Lindeman is also scheduled, to be followed by the traditional cake cut- ting ceremony and dancing. The Seabee symbol, the fixing, fight- ing, building "Bee" was originated at the Naval Air Station at Quonset Point, R.I. early in 1942. Ensign R.D. Woodward, a supply corps officer, came up with the word "Seabee" and Frank J. Iafrate, a civilian clerk at the air station and who was later to serve as a Seabee in World War II, ere- , ated the cartoon symbol. He drew a flying bee—fighting mad— with a sailor hat on his head, a spit- ting tommy gun in his forehand, a wrench in his amidships hand and in his aft hand, a carpenter's hammer. The Bureau of Yards and Docks added a Civil Engi- neer Corps insignia on the bottom of each sleeve. The Seabees started working in Ice- land almost Immediately after their for- mation. The Seabees' reliable responses to emergencies both on and off the sta- tion are a matter of record. The United States was invited by Ice- land to take over the bases established in 1940 by ^reat Britain. In July 1941, the Navy sent personnel to Iceland and hired civilian workmen to build facili- ties for aircraft and anti-submarine forces on these bases. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Iceland was one of the first bases to receive a detachment of Seabees. They landed at several strate- gic cities in Iceland in 1942. Civilian workmen, Icelandic and Amer- ican, built the first installations in Iceland. The Seabees, arriving late in 1942, helped expand the construction of the convoy-protection bases and the naval facilities began to grow to unpre- cedented proportions. Following the advance party of Sea- bees was the 9th Construction Battalion which arrived to complete the work on Camp Knox (a part of what is now the Naval Station) and the airstrips and tank farms of Meeks Field at Keflavik. By October 1942, the Seabees had built a naval ammunition dump and were paving Patterson Airfield for the Army. - Meeks Field, Keflavik, was the largest airport in the world when it was com- pleted May 21, 1943. Camp Mable Leaf in Reykjavik was built by Seabees and turn- ed over to the Canadians. In less than a year, the Seabees of the 9th and 28th Battalions and Con- struction Battalion Maintenance Units 514 and 586 had built Iceland into a floating aircraft carrier which success- fully guarded the convoy lanes and mat-I terially contributed to the victory over the German submarine offensive. SEABEE Most of the Seabees stationed in Ice- land today are attached to the Public Works Department, headed by Commander D.J. Monarch, Civil Engineer Corps, USN. The Seabees work along with Icelandic and American civilian employees who make up the Public Works Department. Public ' "orks is responsible for a variety of tasks on the Naval Station: Transportation: Handles care and maintenance of all military vehicles as- signed to the Navy. Maintenance: Provides emergency re-. pairs for heating, water, electricity, telephone and appliances. Engineering: Is in charge of plan- . ning, estimating and design. Maintenance Control: Is the record keeping function for maintenance work on the entire base. Telephone Maintenance: Is responsi-, ble for the installation and servicing . of the telephone system, plus the main-; tenance and repair of the TV cable. Housing: Provides a housing referral service for off-base housing; assigns government quarters for family housing and issues available furniture on a temr porary basis. i

x

The White Falcon

Beinir tenglar

Ef þú vilt tengja á þennan titil, vinsamlegast notaðu þessa tengla:

Tengja á þennan titil: The White Falcon
https://timarit.is/publication/382

Tengja á þetta tölublað:

Tengja á þessa síðu:

Tengja á þessa grein:

Vinsamlegast ekki tengja beint á myndir eða PDF skjöl á Tímarit.is þar sem slíkar slóðir geta breyst án fyrirvara. Notið slóðirnar hér fyrir ofan til að tengja á vefinn.