The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 04.03.1977, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 04.03.1977, Blaðsíða 1
White Falcon Volume XXXIII Number 9 Keflavik. Iceland Hobby Center construction begins March 4, 1977 Ground breaking ceremonies were held Wednesday, Feb. 23, for construction on a new Hobby Center, to be located next to the Viking Bldg. 771. This type of development work is ra-¦ therunusual in Iceland this time of year, but because of exceptional weather con- ditions, planners were able to schedule an early start. Construction of the building is expected to be complete by March 1978. The Hobby Center will be a one story, concrete building, occupying 11,500 square feet. It is being built by the Iceland Prime Contractor, and was de- signed by the Atlantic Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Norfolk VA. The cost of the building is $1,020,000. Funding is provided by a nonappropriated grant/loan from the Bureau of Naval Personnel. The present hobby shops, located in Quonset huts, Bldg. 734, will all be under one roof in the new Hobby Center. In addition to facilities for ceramics, photography, woodwork- ing, leather work and electronics, a lapidary hobby shop will be included. This new service will provide the equipment and tools for working with stones and rocks. With cutting and po- lishing, stones and rocks can be used to make jewelry and other attractive collectors' items. The Hobby Sales Store will also be located in the new Hobby Center. Run by the Recreation Department, the store provides a sales outlet for various hobby equipment and materials. Plans have also been made to refur- bish the Auto Hobby Shop at its present site. Car lifts and other new equipment will be installed during the time of the new Hobby Center construction. The new Hobby Center will provide im- proved and more convenient facilities for use by military personnel and their dependents. Club membership cards available now Club membership cards for the Top of the Rock, Windbreaker Club and Officers' Club are now available, according to Walter Hocketstaller, club director. Cards will be issued to authorized personnel at respective clubs and are valid until the member leaves Iceland. Authorized personnel are defined as El- E5 military and dependents 18 and over for the Top of the Rock, E6-E9 military for the Windbreaker Club and officers and dependents for the Officers' Club. Cards can be obtained by seeing the clerk in the club office Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. A mar- ried member can also pick up his depen- dent (s) card(s) but should bring their ID cards. The purpose of the new club member- ship card is to better protect the mem- bers' privileges. One advantage is that the card can be used for identification overseas as proof of membership in a military club. Inappropriate behavior will result in revocation of the card. The length of time club privileges, are suspended will depend on the seriousness of the viola- tion. The Naval Station Commanding Of- ficer decides when the card will be re- turned . Persons holding a club card are al- lowed to sign in one guest or one cou- ple. Dependent familys need not be signed in. In the case of lost cards, a three or four day wait may be necessary before a new card can be issued. According to Mr. Hocketstaller, it will be a month to two months time be- fore all authorized personnel are issued membership cards. Until then, admit-' tance to the clubs will be handled as it is now. AFAF campaign kicks off The Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign kicked off Monday and provides an opportunity for every Air Force mem- ber to support the organizations listed below that are dedicated to providing aid to active and retired Air Force person- nel. The Air Force Village is a tax exempt, nonprofit, charitable organization which provides housing facilities and services to widows or dependents of Air Force of- ficers. The retirement facility in San Antonio, Texas is full with a long wait- ing list. The residence has representa- tives from not only the Air Force but Army, Navy, and Marines as well. Con- tributions through the Air Force Assis- tance Fund can be designated to support this worthwhile organization. The Air Force Enlisted Men's Widows and Dependents Home was founded by a group of active-duty and retired Air Force NCOs in June 1967 to provide a residence for widows and widowers of Air Force enlisted retirees. By the end of this calendar year, it is ex- pected that the 100 unit apartment complex near Fort Walton Beach, FL will be filled to capacity. Contributions through the Air Force Assistance Fund can be designated to support this tax exempt foundation. The Air Force Aid Society is also tax emept, offering emergency finan- cial assistance to Air Force service- men and providing educational schol- arships to dependent children of both active duty, retired and deceased Air Force personnel. Contributions to the Air Force Aid Society can be designated through the Air Force Assistance Fund. The Air Force Assistance Fund cam- 0FFICIALLY STARTING THE CAMPAIGN, Air Forces Iceland Commander Colonel W.E. Lindeman signs his check for the AFAF. paign is one of the two on-the-job fund raising drives authorized by the Air Force and the doners' tax deductable contributions will allow these out- standing organizations to continue their dedicated works in behalf of all service members. When contacted by Unit Project officer or Keymen, please contribute. For furth- er information contact your Unit Project Officer or Capt. Guy D. Ogan Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign Officer. ON HAND DURING THE GROUND BREAKING ceremonies are: (left to right) Mr. Gunnar Tomasson, Public Works Engineering; Mr. Thorkell Jonsson, IPC General Superin- tendent; Cdr. D.J. Monarch, Naval Station Public Works Officer; Mr. Gunnar Gunnarsson, IPC Business Manager; Captain Jack T. Weir, Commander Naval Forces Iceland/Contnanding Officer U.S. Naval Station; Mr. Thor Thors, IPC Financial Manager; LCdr. J.B. Mossman, 0ICC/R0ICC Iceland; and Mr. Setfan Olafsson, IPC Job Superintendent. In the background is the D-8 Dozer. (Photo by PHAN Frederick) New Instruction, Notice update alcoholic beverage control rules Policy guidance for the purchase, sale,possession and consumption of alco- holic beverages onboard the Agreed Area has been updated and reflects several rule changes. Additionally, notice was given that new alcoholic beverage con- trol cards will be issued within the next several weeks. The new and updated rules were an- nounced in Naval Station Keflavik In- struction 1746.2C issued on Feb. 25 by Captain Jack T. Weir, Commander Naval Forces Iceland/Commanding Officer U.S. Naval Station. The following information are exerpts from the instruction and notice. The policy guidance is extensive and there- fore cannot be repeated in its entirety. Consequently, it's important that all hands read the new instruction and no- tice to familiarize themselves with the contents. Alcoholic beverages are defined as distilled spirits (whiskies, vodka, gin, rum, brandy and liquers) malt beverages (beers, ales and malt liquors) and wine. The instruction applies to all U.S. military and nonlcelandic civilians em- ployed by the Department of Defense or its contractors and their dependents as- signed to, employed by or visiting any U.S. military command or U.S. government related activity within the Agreed Area. Also included are transients of NATO countries conducting official business with the Defense Force. Alcoholic beverages for the Agreed Area are imported into Iceland on a tax- free basis by agreement with the govern- ment of Iceland and with the understand- ing that these duty-free products are" for the exclusive use of eligible De- fense Force members, within the Agreed Area. General restrictions The instruction prohibits the sale or transfer of tax-free alcoholic beverages to other than authorized persons. Vio- lation of this rule could result in ad- ministrative sanction and/or punishment under the UCMJ. All alcoholic beverages bought within the Agreed Area or at a remote site of' the Agreed Area must be consumed within that site and cannot be removed from that site except by authorized purchas- ing agents. Additionally, Defense Force members on leave or in a PCS or TAD status to a location outside Iceland, may remove distilled spirits from the International Airport terminal, subject to entry cus- toms regulations. Distilled spirits and wines will not be sold to, given to, be in the posses- sion of, or be consumed by military per- sonnel under the age of 18 and civilians (including dependents) under 20-years of age. Malt beverages will not be sold to, given to, be in the posession of, or be consumed by military personnel under the age of 18 years and civilian members (including dependents) under 20 years of age. Restrictions on by-the-bottle sale Alcoholic beverages, by-the-bottle or by-the-case, may be purchased at: Con- solidated Package Store and Annex, Com- missioned Officers' Mess (Open)—only by authorized Mess patrons. Malt beverages may be purchased at the Consolidated Package store, Beverage Store and the Mini-Mart. Defense Force members living on the Agreed Area are authorized to buy three bottles of distilled spirits, 10 bottles of wine and four cases of malt beverage (either by the case or six pack) each month. Members living in on-base quar- ters may apply for a one-time initial allowance of five bottles of distilled spirits. However, this must be done within 60 days of moving into family quarters. The purchase of alcoholic beverages by transient or visiting personnel at- tached to a Defense Force command, for a period of more than 30 days, is the same as that for permanent Defense Force mem- bers. Those assigned for less that 30 days are entitled to buy alcoholic bev- erages provided they have an endorsement on their orders. They will not be issued a beverage control card. All by-the-bottle, by-the-case sales will be with the use of the Naval Sta- tion Keflavik Alcoholic Beverage Control card. All control cards issued before March 1, 1977 will be automatically can- celled on May 1. New control cards, re- flecting the new authorized limits, will be issued by the Security Department at a 'later date. A schedule will be published telling Defense Force members where they should go for their new cards. At that time, all members with cards issued before March 1 will surrender those cards and be issued new ones. Defense Force members who move off the Agreed Area will immediately surren- der their cards to Security and thus lose all their privileges. The control card is an official mil- itary document. Replacement of control (continued on page 3)

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