The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 24.06.1977, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 24.06.1977, Blaðsíða 1
White \Fakon Volume 33 Number 25 Keflavik, Iceland June 24. 1077 AFI receive* guUtandjgf unit award Colonel Babcock relieves Colonel Lindeman as Commander During ceremonies, Colonel Leon W. Babcock Jr. will relieve Colonel William E. Lindeman as Commander, Air Forces Iceland, Monday at 1 p.m. in Hangar 830. Col. Babcock was born at Highland, IL on Jan. 2, 1932. He was educated at Franklin, IN, and graduated from Franklin High School in 1949 and from Franklin College, with a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics in 1954. He later earned a master of business administration degree in industrial management from Florida State Univer- sity in 1966. He entered the Air Force in 1954 and received his commission through the aviation cadet program in 1955. From 1956 through 1964, Col. Babcock was an instructor pilot and operations officer in the Air Training Command, in- structing in F-86 and F-89 aircraft at Moody Air Base, GA and James Connally llr Force Base, TX. Following his schooling at Florida State University, he was chief of the weapons branch and fighter officer for the Alaskan Air Command at Elemendorf Air Force Base, AK from 1966 through 1969. In 1970, he was assigned to Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, where he flew 500 combat hours in F-4 aircraft as officer in charge of forward air controllers. In 1971, Col. Babcock became chief of the weapons branch for 20th Air Division at Ft. Lee, VA. He was assigned to the Pentagon in 1972, working in the J-5 (plans) office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as Chief of the North American Branch. Two years later, he was selected as the Air Force two sons: Steven who is 16 and Chris- topher who is 11. Col. Lindeman has been the Air Forces Iceland Commander since July 8, 1975. In addition to receiving two Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards during his command, Air Forces Iceland also re- ceived other accolades: The 57th F.I.S. and AFI Supply won Aerospace Defense Command's Lieutenant General Royal N. Baker Awards for excellence in their fields and the 57th F.I.S. was also awarded the Hughes Aircraft Corporation to the "Top Fighter Interceptor Squadron in the World." Col. Lindeman has been assigned to COLONEL LEON W. BABCOCK JR. representative for the Department of State 10-month Senior Seminar in Foreign Policy, the federal government's most advanced program to develop senior exe- cutives in the foreign affairs field. He has been vice commander of 25th Air Division since July 1975. Col. Babcock's military decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross with one oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with 13 oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. He is married to the former Valda A. Newberry of Bainbridge, GA They have Traveling time is here again Summer is coming, and many people are planning trips. Now is the time to get out your family's immunization records and check to see if they are up to date. Those families who transfer to the states, who have school age children should be aware that most school systems require all immunizations to be current. Below are the standard immunizations recommended by the Academy of Pediatrics and the Medical Department of the Navy. 4-6 years after age six DPT/OPV booster (children who enter Kindergarten this fall should obtain their booster at the time of their school physical to be scheduled in August) Age 2 months 4 months 6 months 12 months 15 months 18 months Immunizations DPT#1 (against diptheria, pertusis-whopping cough and tetanus) 0PV#1 (oral polio vaccine or tri-valent polio) DPT/0PV#2—two OPV required for basic series DPT#3—three DPT required for basic series Tine test for Tuberculosis suggested annually mumps, measles (Rubeola, Hard Measles and Red Mea- sles) and Rubella (Ger- man measles, Three day measles)—given together as M.M.R. DPT/OPV booster tetanus booster every 10 years polio booster every 15 years These are basic immunizations every American child should have. In addition, if you plan to travel to Europe, the typhoid series is recommended. It is a two-shot series given one month apart and is good for three years. For those people who go to Italy, a cholera shot is strongly recommended. Again, it is a two-shot series but given seven days apart with a booster every six months. If anyone has any questions about his shot records, the shot record must be brought to the Shot Clinic, located in the Hospital Emergency room. Because of the different abbreviations that may be used to list immunizations it is ex- tremely difficult to interpret records over the phone. Hospital personnel are willing to help you bring your records up to date. Recreation to head July 4 activities The United States will celebrate her 201st birthday next month, and, to help her along with the party, the Recreation Department has planned to share in the festivities at Keflavik. According to Valberg Larusson, Special Services director, the activi- ties will be traditional with fireworks, food booths and square dancing. A parade is scheduled to assemble at the corner of Sudurgata and Austurbraut with the Marine Barracks in charge. All athletic events are scheduled to occur at the Softball field. Also, the bowling alley is scheduled to house some activities. The bowling alley is scheduled to have all machines and lanes in operation by the end of the month, according to the director. All clubs will have activities on July 3. The Fire Station is scheduled to give rides on the fire trucks and to serve as watch during the fireworks. A schedule of events will be printed in the White Falcon's July 1 edition. The director issued a notice to all base personnel and their dependents, "start getting into the festive spirit." COLONEL WILLIAM E. LINDEMAN Aerospace Defense Command Headquarters as chief of staff. Col. Babcock was previously the Vice Commander of the 25th Air Division of the Aerospace Defense Command, Major General John R. Spalding Jr., the Vice Commander in Chief of the Aero- space Defense Command, is scheduled to arrive today to visit Air Forces Iceland units. He will travel to the 667th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at Hofn during the weekend and will return to Keflavik Monday. General Spalding will preside at the ceremonies in Hangar 830. At that time, Air Forces Iceland will be pre- sented the Air Force Outstanding Unit A- ward for July 1, 1975 to June 30, 1976. The award citation reads, in part: "Personnel of Air Forces Iceland dis- tinguished themselves by the outstanding manner in which they accomplished their primary mission of detecting, inter- cepting, and identifying non-North Atlantic Treaty Organization aircraft penetrating the Iceland Military Air Defense Identification Zone. Routine flying operations is considered a special achievement when conducted in the harsh environment of Icelandic winter conditions. The outstanding ratings received during the Aerospace Defense Command inspections and the results of the Command Equipment Management Survey Team confirm the highly professional manner in which the Air Forces Iceland organizations per- form their responsibilities." This is the second consecutive Out- standing Unit Award Air Forces Iceland has received. KICKING OFF the Navy Relief Society Campaign, Rear Admiral Karl J. Bernstein, Commander Fleet Air Keflavik/Commander Iceland Defense Force, hands a donation to Chief Yeoman Ronald G. Wideman, FLTAIRKEF Navy Relief representative. The campaign, which began June 16, will run until July 6. (photo by PH2 Roseanne Caruso) TSgt Matthew J. DeLuca takes Meritorious Service during commander's call Technical Sergeant Matthew J. DeLuca was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in a formal ceremony during a Detachment 14 Commander's Call last week. The medal was given for meritorious service as line chief-in-charge of six VH-1F Bell Huey helicopters at Malm- strom Air Force Base, MT from April 1973 to December 1976. Sergeant DeLuca is presently a noncommissioned officer in charge of quality control at Det. 14.

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