The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 18.03.1977, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 18.03.1977, Blaðsíða 1
White Falcon Volume XXXIII Number 11 Kellavik. Iceland March 18. 1977 KEY PERSONNEL check new-produce at the Commissary Store, (above) NCO Wives' Club president Mrs. Carole Studnicka gives a savings bond to SOY, DTI Ander- son, (below) (U. S. Navy photo) 1976 Sailor of To honor the 1976 Naval Station Sailor of the Year, a ceremony was held last week for Dental Technician First Class James D. Anderson. Based upon his selection, Petty Of- ficer Anderson will enter as a candi- date in the Commander Naval Air Force, U. S. Atlantic Fleet Sailor of the Year competition. During the ceremony, the NCO Wives Club president presented DTR1 Anderson with a $100 savings bond. Captain Jack T. Weir, Commander Naval Forces Iceland/Commanding Of- the Year feted ficer Naval Station Keflavik, gave P01 Anderson an engraved plaque to commemorate his selection. In addition, the NAVSTA Sailor of the Year received a dinner for two at the Windbreaker Club. He was also granted a 96 hour liberty. Petty Officer Anderson's selection for Naval Station Sailor of the Year for 1976 was incorrectly reported in last week's White Falcon as being Naval Forces Iceland. Renovation scheduled for Arctic Bowl Renovation will begin March 28 on the older portion of the Arctic Bowl, ac- cording to Special Service Director Valberg Larusson. A totally new ceiling will be con- structed as well as wall areas in the old part before new lanes may be com- pleted in the new six-lane section. The Arctic Bowl is expected to re- open the middle of June, the director commented. Upon completion of the renovation, the bowling alley will consist of 18 lanes, featuring new lane beds and approaches and face masks. All 18 lanes will have the latest AMF bowling equipment, including new. pinsetters. A new addition to the bowling alley will be the Special Services Bowling Pro Shoo. The shop will carry bowling accessories, and the facility will have a bowling ball sale which will include drilling. The director states, "We anticipate that the largest benefit will be, of course, to open bowling. And, that a capability for outside league bowling other than intermural, to some degree, will also exist." Further, he added, "We are looking toward the possibility of bringing some pro bowlers to Keflavik for in- struction." Lastly, the director mentioned that locker availability would be in- creased. Weekly provision flight changed The weekly provision flight has been changed from Thursday to Tuesday—effec- tive March 15—and will provide Commis- sary Store patrons more shopping time for fresh produce. Credit for bringing this change about can be attributed to a number of key of- ficials and many weeks of detailed plan- ning. Captain Jack T. Weir, Commander Naval Forces Iceland/Commanding Officer U.S. Naval Station determined the need for an earlier in the week flight and began coordination locally. Among naval station personnel who as- sisted with this project were: Comman- der D. Blish,' Lieutenant Commander A. Johnson and Aviation Boatswain's Mate Senior Chief R. Benson with the Air Op- erations Department and Commander R. Arendell of the Supply Department. Two key officers at Norfolk, VA. helped to make the produce flight change a reality and they were: Rear Admiral W.M. Oiler, commanding officer of the Norfolk supply center and Lieutenant Colonel Wilkinson, USAF, MAC representa- tive on the staff of Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic. Changing the day of the produce flight will result in cheaper prices for custom- ers because of surveys and markdowns in the produce department. Items will usually be on sale an hour and a half after their arrival onboard the station which' includes an hour for refueling time for the plane before off- loading can begin. Senior aid requested Many base organizations have, in the past years, awarded scholarships to graduating seniors from the A.T. Mahan High School. If any base club would be interested in sponsoring a scholarship to help de- fray the cost of post-high school edu- cation for the graduates, contact Ms. JoAnne Ricketts at the High School at 7625. In a given week, if the plane is on time, the latest produce should be avail- able by 11:30 a.m., based on refueling and receiving time. Consumer benefits include a larger selection with more time to choose de- sired produce, better convenience for the customer, and, Thursday late shopping should become more enjoyable, according to Commissary Store Officer-in-Charge Lieu- tenant junior grade R.D. Oxford. Custom- ers will, however, have to order more than usual because of the earlier arriJ val. The ComStore Oinc further states, "With the flight coming in earlier, it will give us a better picture for fore- casting because we will be selling more and salvaging less. "Our main desire," Ltjg Oxford contin- ued, "is to ensure that the staple vege- tables will always be on hand, i.e., let- tuce, carrots, tomatoes and oranges." "However," he added, "we might run out of ordinary items such as Chinese cabbage and cauliflower." In another area of customer conven- ience, a new label weighing machine has been bought from England. Due to arrive at Mildenhall April 15, this new device will then be shipped to Keflavik. This machine will replace the present 1950s vintage labeler, and will give the customer a better descriptive label, ac- cording to the Department of Agriculture specification, the lieutenant commented. (See related story on Page 2) RAdm Gureck to visit base Rear Admiral William A. Gureck, Deputy Chief of Staff, Readiness and Resources, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, is slated to arrive in Keflavik at 6 a.m. Wednesday. RAdm Gureck will tentatively de- part the Naval Station at 3 p.m. Thursday. DISPLAYING THE CITATION are Lieutenant Commander Elliott, Captain Weir and Commander Blish. (U. S. Navy photo) NAVSTA receives accident free citation An Accident Free Aircraft Operations Citation was awarded to Naval Station Keflavik for the period Dec. 21, 1975 to Dec. 20, 1976, by Vice Admiral H. E. Greer, Commander Naval Air Force United States Atlantic Fleet. The citation reads, in part: "Com- mander, Naval Air Force, U. S. Atlantic Fleet, takes great pleasure in accord- ing special recognition for meritorious achievement in aviation safety...for operations without a major aircraft accident for the one year period.... The commanding officer, officers and men of the U. S. Naval Station Keflavik are congratulated for this fine a- chievement. They can take pride in such outstanding performance and in their contribution to the continual reduction in losses of personnel and material assets within the Naval Air Force, U. S. Atlantic Fleet and the United States Navy." (signed) H. E. Greer Station aircraft statistics in- clude 552 flights and 1,462 hours flown by both the assigned C-117D and C-118 aircraft. Total flights/hours by type are divided as follows: C-117D, 362 flights and 619 hours; C-118, 190 flights and 843 hours. Missions—by type—are categorized according to the following: The C-117D supports the Air Force 667th Aircraft Control and Warning Squad- ron at the H-3 site, Hofnafjordur. The site is 219 miles from Keflavik on Iceland's southeast coast. The C-118 supports the Naval Station and tenant commands with logistics and the Environmental and Morale Leave Program flights to Great Britain and Europe.

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