The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 25.03.1977, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 25.03.1977, Blaðsíða 1
White Falcon Volume XXXIII Number 12 Kellavik. Iceland March 25. 1977 AFI raises more than half AF Assistance Fund goal 'The Air Force takes care of its own' The Air Force Assistance Fund Cam- paign for Air Forces Iceland has reached 55 per cent of the assigned goal. With generous contributions, AFI will surpass the target amount, and support , the three charitable agencies which de- rive funds for maintaining the high level of assistance rendered to other members of the Air Force family. Contributors may designate funds to any one or combination of the following charities: The Air Force Aid Society, which renders low cost loans or grants to members of the Air Force (and members of sister services under a reciprocal agreement) for valid emergencies when funds are urgently needed. The Society also lends money for tuition so that wives can augment the-servicemember's income or to support dependents of ac- tive/retired members. The Air Force Enlisted Widows Home provides a place for widows and orphans of servicemembers who need an economical residence. The Air Force Village provides basically the same services for of- ficers' widows. All of these charitable organiza- tions rely upon individual contribu- tions for their continued existence and expansion of services to the Air Force family. When approached by your unit pro- ject officer or keyman, an opportunity will be given to contribute to the agencies of your choice. For further information, contact Captain Guy D. Ogan at 7495. Teresa Village accommodates EM widows, dependents Have you ever wondered what your wife's circumstances will be in later life? Perhaps she would have to face life as a widow with a few home ties. The Air Force Enlisted Men's Widows and Dependents Foundation— Teresa Village—may some day be just what she would need. Teresa Village, located at Ft. Walton Beach, FL, was founded to provide a residence for widows of Air Force en- listed retirees and a number of re- tired couples. Presently, the living accommodations consist of 80 two-bedroom apartments. Plans are being studied to provide a new 200-unit facility nearby that will be designed especially to accommodate specific needs of residents. Each apartment has one bath, a kit- chen/dining room combination and a living room. Heating and air conditioning are in- dividually controlled by thermostat within each unit and all appliances are electric. Residents pay for electricity and their own telephone and cable televi- sion, but sewage and garbage pickup is furnished by the foundation. Teresa Village has a modern laundry on the premises and residents have free use of the swimming pool, tennis court, library and television room. Plans call for a game and craft room. Churches of most denominations are nearby. Eglin Air Force Base is only five miles from the front door for convenient exchange and commissary shopping. Thanks to the NCO Wives Club at Keesler AFB, MS, Teresa Village escorts residents on recreation tours. The Air Force has a proud history of doing things for people, according to a spokesman. Teresa Village, in providing housing and services for older members of the Air Force family, is an illustration of that tradition, he adds. Teresa Village is an example of what is meant by "the Air Force takes care of its own." Your opportunity to help support this and other worthwhile Air Force charities is available now through the Air Force Assistance Fund. A unit project officer or keyman will contact Air Forces Iceland person- nel for contributions. For more information, call Captain Guy D. Ogan, Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign officer, at 7495. AFA membership drive to begin Captain Pat Gandee of the 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron today announced that the Air Force Association will conduct its annual membership drive at Keflavik Naval Station beginning April 1. In announcing the drive, Captain Gandee pointed out that AFA's current membership is 150,000. Citing the fact that membership in the association is entirely voluntary, he also went on to say that "AFA represents all Air Force people and is, in essence, the profes- sional society of the Air Force." More than 60 new members joined AFA from last year's drive on the NATO Base. Captain Gandee expressed hope that this year's drive will add even more members from this station. Membership in the association is open to all active duty personnel and to all others who have served with the Armed Forces of the United States. AFA members receive many benefits including a monthly cr y of AIR FORCE Magazine and eligibility for a number of low cost group insurance programs. Membership dues are $10 per year, or $24 for a three-year period. Life membership in the association is also available for a one-time fee of $200. The drive will continue through April 30. Freedoms Foundation contest still open Chief Yeoman Ernest Hall receives Joint Service Commendation Medal from Captain R. L. Spaulding. For more than a quarter of a century, the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge has had one basic goal—to make Ameri- cans proud of America. One of their most successful programs towards this goal has been their annual Valley Forge Patriots Awards, which includes an award category for members of the Armed For- ces, Reserve Forces, National Guard and ROTC. So, because you are in the Navy, you are eligible to enter the competition. The subject for this year's contest is "My Responsibilities in Keeping My Coun- try Free." Write a "letter" (statement, essay or poem) between 100 and 500 words in length and send it to Freedoms Foun- dation, Valley Forge, PA 19481. YNC Hall presented Joint Service Com medal Chief Yeoman Ernest Hall of the Naval Communication Station, Keflavik received the Joint Service Commendation Medal last week. Captain R. L. Spaulding presented the medal to Chief Hall. He was cited for distinguished performance and out- standing achievement while serving as Administrative Technician of the United States Armed Forces Bicentennial Cara- van Project. His technical knowledge, supervisory skills and consistently distinguished accomplishments contributed significantly to the planning and production of the Bi- centennial exhibit vans, assuring the ultimate success of this vital program. YNC Hall's exemplary performance of duty has reflected great credit upon himself and the Department of Defense. Be sure to include your full name, rank, service/social security number, branch of service and your permanent home address. You have until Oct. 1, 1977, to submit your entry. Some of the awards include savings bonds, honor medals and certificates. Top winners will be invited to the awards ceremonies held at Valley Forge on the official George Washington Birth- day holiday. Civilian employees and dependents cannot enter this particular division, but they are eligible to enter in other categories. Full details can be ob- tained by writing Awards Administration, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Valley Forge, PA 19481. 932nd members receive awards The following members of the 932nd Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at Rockville were presented awards recently: Major John C. Meyer, Joint Service Commendation Medal; Lieutenant James A. Clifford, Master Sergeant William J. Jackson, Technical Sergeant Paul Goldschmidt and Technical Ser- geant Armando G. Juarez were awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal.

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