The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 29.07.1977, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 29.07.1977, Blaðsíða 1
Whiiel^Fakon Volume 33 Number 30 Keflavik, Iceland July 29. 1977 MEETING ROOM n~- MEETING ROOM MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM STORAGE 3 Community Center planned STAGE B BOWLING ALLEY LANE CONTENDER receives a ticket for his block in the alley from Manager HT1 Bob Kalinowski. (photo by PHAN Jessee Williams) Scheduled for completion In September 1978, the Community Center construction began with a groundbreaking ceremony Monday afternoon. The structure, which will cost an estimated $600,000, will be located in the new family housing area adjacent to the Commissary Store. According to James C. Wiltse, Resi- dent Officer in Charge of Construction Office chief engineer, the proposed building has been in the planning stage for almost five years since its initial authorization. The ROICC chief engineer stated that the center will have a large multi-pur- pose room, with a raised platform area. In addition, two meeting rooms will be located at the opposite end of the center. A small kitchen will be built near an office area. Storage rooms will also be provided. Designed as a two-section center, one end will contain the multi-purpose room while the other end will have the two meeting rooms, storage rooms and kitchen area. Captain Jack T. Weir, Commander Naval Forces Iceland/Commanding Officer Naval Station Keflavik, greeted the base representatives who attended the ceremony. Capt. Weir also gave a short history of the center*s initial plans. Representatives included SK2 Hector Furraganan, Filipino-American Associa- tion; CMSgt. C. Drattlo, Captain R. R. Sparks Rod and Gun Glub and DS1 J. W. Fogarty, Ice and Fire Theatre Group. Others who attended are DPC Jon Easley, Fleet Reserve Association; Charlene Wilson, NCO Wives Club; Sandra Baskin, Windbreaker Wives; Emily Treadway, Officers' Wives and DPI Marc Engwall, Little League. AKC W. P. Damewood represented the Midnight Sundowners Square Dance Club. Captain M. C. Clegg attended on behalf of the Youth Activities Coun- cil. Individual scout troops were also represented All base representatives partici- pated in the groundbreaking ceremony. The ROICC office served coffee and cookies after the ceremony. IDF gets new chief of staff Air Force Colonel Jake C. Davis as- sumed duties as Iceland Defense Force chief of staff last week. During the turnover July 22, Col. Davis relieved Air Force Colonel Harold P. Knutty. The 49-year-old Yuma, AZ, native scheduled for a two-year Keflavik tour, came from Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, CO, where he was Chief, Logis- tics Division, 46th Aerospace Defense Wing. The colonel's wife, Donna, and one of his two daughters plan to arrive in September. Col. Knutty left Saturday for Mather AFB, Sacramento, CA, where he will be with the 323rd Flight Training Wing, Air Training Command. New ROICC takes over NCO Wives promotes involvement Lieutenant Alec T. Pringle is the new Officer in Charge of Construction, Resi- dent Officer in Charge of Construction, having succeeded Lieutenant Commander J. B. Mossman Tuesday.. -. ; The newly appointed ROICC comes to his tour at Keflavik after com- pleting a master's degree in civil en- gineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.' Lt. Pringle received his bachelor's- degree in civil engineering from Georgia Tech at Atlanta, GA in 1967.' In his spare time, he enjoys, hunting and painting. He wants to do some fish- ing and skiing. Lt. Pringle also lists shell-collec- ting as a hobby. "I like traveling overseas and meet- OCF provides accommodations In a groundbreaking ceremony held last week, shovels aided a bulldozer in turning over the first layers of earth at the Operational Crew Facility on the NATO Base. This facility, which will be located next to the Windbreaker Club, will house NATO flight crews who come to the base. NATO will provide the funds for this facility. The Operational Crew Facility is ex- pected to be completed by October 1978. According to James C. Wiltse, Resi- dent Officer in Charge of Construction chief engineer, the project will cost an estimated $1,487,000 under a con- tract with the Iceland Prime Contrac- tor. The structure will be two stories high. The first floor will feature 16 ing new friends and getting around and seeing the new sights. I am looking forward to seeing Iceland." As the new ROICC, Lt. Pringle states, "The ROICC job will be a very rewarding, and challenging job. It1s the type of duty I've been trying to get for a long time." "I want to provide the air of co- operation between the Icelandic contract personnel and the ROICC office." With an objective of continued co- operation, the new ROICC stressed he . will continue to provide a quality-con- struction product to the Naval Station and tenant activities. Lt. Pringle is accompanied by his wife, Gail, and two children, Todd and Catherine. Transient rooms for enlisted personnel who will share a bath. On the second floor, 20 rooms will accommodate officer per- sonnel, having private baths. In addition to a total of 36 rooms, a small kitchenette and eating area will be featured together with vending machines and a game room. A television lounge is also planned for the second floor. The building will have a briefing room and a training room. A laundry room will also be provi- ded. Both the Community Center (see related story this page) and the Opera- tional Crew Facility construction work is being administered by the Resident Officer in Charge of Construction Of- fice. Do you want to get out of the house? Do you like to work with people in your community and have fun, too? Then the NCO Wives Club is for you. This base organization needs members, according to a spokesman, to expand the club. Further, it participates in.year around activities and it is a good way to get involved and meet new people. Being part of a club helps to pass the time and it's only one evening out of a month for the business meetings. The club also holds functions for members' husbands and children. They participate in picnics, parties and game nights. The club sponsors two adopted children in the United States and Mexico and pro- vides a scholarship for an A.T. Mahan High School student each year. It raises funds for these projects through working at the Thrift Shop, PT0 Carnival, Christ- mas Bazaar and bake sales throughout the year. The club is open to wives of all en- listed personnel E-l through E-9 serving at the NATO Base or tenant activities. The August meeting will be held Wed- nesday at the home of Kathy Shawver, Qtrs. 953-1D at 7:30 p.m. For further information call Kathy at 7557 or Wilson at 7108. ' The August meeting will be held Wed- nesday at the home of Kathy Shawver, Qtrs. 953-1D at 7:30 p.m. For further information call Kathy at 7557 or Charlene Wilson at 7108. A BULLDOZER PUSHES ITS WAY through to excavate land for the Operational Crew Facility, (photo by PHAA John Pappas)

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