The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 01.07.1977, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 01.07.1977, Blaðsíða 1
Whitel^Fakon Volume 33 Number 26 UJS. approaches 201st year Kef lav ik. Iceland July 1. 1977 Recreation Department sets schedule of events Activities are scheduled as follows for the Fourth of July holiday weekend: Tomorrow—track and field meet Time Event Location 10 a.m. to shot put gym noon long jump 1-5 p.m. two-mile run: American unlimited; Express over 35 Bank 880: unlimited; over 35; and women 220: unlimited; over 35; and women 50 yd. dash: over 35; and women 7-10 p.m. swimming meet: pool men and women Sunday--field events 1-5 p.m. high jump; American javelin and Express discus Bank running: one mile: unlimited; over 35 and women 440: unlimited; over 35 and women 100 yd. dash: unlimited; over 35 and women one mile relay: men (unlimited) and women (unlimited) 880 relay: men. (un- limited) and women (unlimited) 440 relay: men (un- limited) and women (unlimited) Monday The Fourth of July parade will begin at noon. The starting point will be adjacent to the Commissary Store. The 57th Fighter Interceptor Squad- ron will perform a flyover (weather permitting) during the parade. A decorated bike contest will be held for participants in the parade. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the parade. 2:45 1:15 1:45 Time Event Location 1 p.m. all-star slowpitch Allan Shepherd Field A. T. High School MPR A. T. Mahan High School by high school court A. T. High School Andrews Theater all ages A. T. Mahan 2 ladies' all-star Allan vs league all-star Shepherd slowpitch Field 2:15 square dancing MP display Midnight court Sundowners 2:30 children's/adult A. T. field events Mahan Block and cup race, sack race and crab walk for ages seven and under. Three-legged race, sack race and block race for eight to 10 year olds. Wheel barrow race, potato spoon race and sack race for 11 and 12 year olds. Open games for 13 year olds and above will include: three-legged race, sack race, egg toss and backward 50 yard dash. Event all-star slowpitch concession booths open rock concert square dancing display by Mid- night Sundowners Fil-Am dancing display with audience partici- pation continuous chil- dren's movies fire truck rides 3:15 3:45 Fil-Am dancing display with audience partici- pation Air Force vs Navy Allan intermediate soft- Shepherd ball field square dancing MP display Midnight court Sundowners Fil-Am dancing A. T. display with Mahan audience partici- pation Fire Department demonstration fireworks display V*JlA\AJ^ A. T. Mahan A. T. Mahan Special notes: participants in these activities should be prepared for inclement weather and should dress ac- cordingly. Restroom facilities are located at A. T. Mahan High School and base gym- nasium. EDF to offer family dinner The Enlisted Dining Facility will conduct a special Family Night Dinner July 4 to help commemorate the United States' 201st birthday. The dinner will mark the end of day-long holiday cele- brations held at the NATO Base. Enlisted members and their families who wish to dine out that evening will be hosted to: Onion Soup, Steamboat Round, Newport Fried Chicken, Fried Ice- landic Fish, Baked Potatoes w/Sour Cream, Buttered Green Peas and Stewed Tomatoes. Also, the facility announces a slight change to its Family Night Dinner policy. These special dinners will now be held on Bike contest planned All dependent children are invited to decorate their bikes and join the Fourth of July parade. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place bikes. Judging will be during the parade, and prizes shall be awarded, based on decoration and originality. The parade will form at the corner of Sudurgata and Austurbraut St., at 11:30 a.m. Monday, traveling down Austurbraut to the motor pool area. For additional information about the parade contact First Lieutenant James L. Cole at 7989. different nights of the week and will offer a variety of menus to suit all tastes. Beginning this week in the "White Falcon," the day designated for the family dinner will headline the nenu column. In the future, the Enlisted Dining Facility will hold Candlelight Dinners, Soul Food Dinners, Steak Nights, Italian Nights plus offer other varied menus. The facility has also extended an invitation to all authorized patrons, their families and guests to their weekly Sunday Brunch following church services. Arctic Lanes opening delayed The Bowling Alley, originally scheduled to reopen Monday, is slated to open at 10 a.m. July 23. AFTV holiday Channel 4 will sign on at 10 a.r Monday for holiday programming. Navy Relief tally More than $1,000 has been collec- ted to date during the Navy Relief Society fund drive, Lieutenant R. R. Hudson, campaign chairman, states. New NSGA 00: LCdr. Olson to relieve Cdr. Preston Lieutenant Commander David E. Olson will relieve Commander Gerry L. Preston as Commanding Officer, United States Naval Security Group Activity Keflavik in a change of command ceremony at the A.T. Mahan High School at 2 p.m. Thurs- day. Rear Admiral Karl J. Bernstein, Commander: Iceland Defense Force, will be the guest speaker. Cdr. Preston will transfer to Newport RI, where he will attend the Naval War College. Commissioned The incoming commanding officer grad- uated from the University of Nebraska, and was commissioned an ensign in the United States Naval Reserve via the Naval Reserve Officer Trainine Com Contract Prooram In June 1963. Since he has served in a wide variety of sign- assignments both at sea and ashore. Submarine qualified Qualified in submarines, LCdr. Olson has also served aboard carriers, de- stroyers, an amphibious attack trans- port and with Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One. Shore assignments in- clude three years at the U.S. Naval Security Group Activity, Kamiseya, Japan, where he was engaged in Direct Support Operations of the Seventh Fleet, followed by a two-year tour as Officer- in-Charge, U.S. Naval Security Group Detachment, Misawa Air Force Base, Japan. Returning to Washington, :DC in July 1971, the commander served as the Enlisted Rating Coordinator (REC) for Cryptologic Technicians (CT's) and Head, CT Rating Assignment and Naval Security Group Placement Section in the Bureau of Naval Personnel. A 1975 graduate of the Naval War College with High Distinction, LCdr. Olson remained on the Naval War College Staff as the Special Intelligence Pro- jects Officer in the Center for War Gaming until May 1977. LCdr. David E. Olson LCdr. Olson is authorized to wear the following decorations and awards: Meri- torious Service Medal with gold star, Air Medal with numeral four, Navy Com- mendation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation with silver star, Meritorious Unit Com- mendation, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with bronze star, Vietnamese Service Medal with two bronze stars, Vietnamese Meritorious Unit Citation with palm and Vietnamese Campaign Medal. He is accompanied by his wife, the former Susan Payne Schwartz of Walnut Creek, CAj and two sons, Michael and David. The Prestons arrived in Iceland July 9, 1975. Since that time they have been active in many community functions and also have experienced a rewarding and en- joyable tour of duty, according to the commander. "The people here are really responsi- ble for making my tour such a success," he said, "The people I'm talking about are the members of my command, whose complete cooperation has made them an extreme pleasure to lead; my many mili- tary friends here on base, who have en- hanced my off-duty hours; and my many Icelandic friends, both on and off base, who have enriched my life and expanded my horizons." Since last October, Cdr. Preston has served as president of the Kiwanis Club Bru Keflavik Airport, whose primary purposes are service to the local com- munity and enhanced intercultural re- lations between Icelanders and Ameri- cans. The Kiwanis Club which is composed of Icelanders and Americans, holds weekly luncheon meetings each Thursday at the Officers' Club. A "bonus" attraction of Cdr. Preston's change of command day Thursday will be turnover of the club gavel to the current vice president, Jon Gudmundsson of the Recreation Department, who is expected to lead the club for the next 15 months. Mrs. Preston has also kept busy in Iceland. She served as a substitute teacher at the high school during the 75-76 school year. She has been very active in the Officers' Wives Club, having recently completed a term as its social chairman. During the last 13 months she has worked at the Tour Office and has written the White Falcon column "Tours and Trav- els." Travel important She says, "Besides enjoying the work at the Tour Office, I especially enjoyed the opportunity we have to take several short family vacations to Europe onithe C-118. I urge everyone to take advantage of this fabulous travel opportunity. People should also keep in mind that Iceland itself has much to offer in the way of travel, particularly during the summer months. We will all truly miss Iceland and our may good friends here." The Prestons will move to Ft. Adams in the Newport area.

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