The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 26.08.1977, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 26.08.1977, Blaðsíða 1
MajGen. Saunders Major General Ralph S. Saunders, Com- mander of the Aerospace Rescue and Re- covery Service, Scott Air Force Base, IL, arrived Saturday for his annual visit to Detachment 14, 39th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Wing. The general's three-day visit coin- cided with the detachment's longest over water rescue. General Saunders ex- pressed great satisfaction with 800-mile plus accomplishment. The general's stay concluded with an informal dinner at the Officers' Club. Special guests included Rear Admiral Karl J. Bernstein, Commander Iceland Defense Force, Hannes Hafstein, director of the Icelandic Rescue Association, Colonel Leon Babcock, Commander Air Forces Iceland and selected detachment members. VIPs visit Keflavik RAdm. Hedges Commander Patrol Wings Atlantic Rear Admiral R. R. Hedges recently visited the "Batmen" of Patrol Squadron TWENTY- FOUR (VP-24). RADM Hedges addressed squadron per- sonnel during his visit, and congratu- lated them on the operational successes that they have had since arriving in Iceland three months ago. The admiral then met separately with various groups, discussing future de- velopments in the patrol squadron com- munity. He then fielded questions on an informal hasis. After meeting with Rear Admiral Karl J. Bernstein, Commander Fleet Air Keflavik, RADM Hedges was briefed on the Tactical Support Center on present antisubmarine warfare activity in the North Atlantic area and VP-24's role in the most recent series of operations at Keflavik. Volume 33 Number 34 Keflavik, Iceland Aliquot ?6 1977 Reorganization of supply units Maj. McKinney releases approved structure EMPTY DESKS were filled today as 772 dependent children started their first day of school. Be sure to drive care- fully and watch out for children around bus stops, (see story page 3.) Jan. 3, 1977, Headquarters, United States Air Force, Washington, DC, ap- proved a reorganization of supply units to be implemented throughout the Air Force. The reorganization will result in im- proving customer support through in- creased effectiveness and efficiencywith- in the supply division and better re- source usage. The background, test, approved struc- ture and tasks necessary to implement the reorganization were released by the Air Forces Treland Chief of Supply, Major Charles McKinney. Major McKinney stated that the stan- dard base supply organization was im- plemented Air Force-wide in 1965 when the UNIVAC 1050-11 computer was intro- duced for base level inventory control. The structure has been highly successful in the Air Force with only minor orga- School today drive defensively for a child's safety School started today with children putting their summer activities aside to begin their task of school work at the NATO Base. But, their task cannot be done safely if motorists do not watch these children. Equipment Operator Second Class Brad E. Forsyeth, Naval Station license examiner, said that all safety precau- tions will be observed for this school year, beginning with the school pro- viding the students with reflective tape to be placed on all their winter jac- kets. "This tape will help identify the student when there is only one to two hours of daylight here," E02 Forsyeth said. There are six basic rules that pedestrians have over motorists, and should be observed when approaching students: (1) priority of right in using pedestrian crosswalks; (2) the right to use the crosswalk at a signal- ized intersection during a green or walk indication, without being sub- jected to hazard from vehicles; (3) the right to priority use of cross- walks where or when signals are not in operation, so long as they show proper regard for approaching vehicles on their side of the roadway; (4) the right to walk on the left side, facing traffic along or upon a highway with- out sidewalks; (5) with certain ex- ceptions, the right to cross a road- way at places other thin at a cross- walk, but only yielding right-of-way to all vehicles and (6) the funda- mental right to expect drivers to use every precaution to avoid a colli- sion. In other safety features, the base will observe having a Security patrolman on the kindergarten bus to help the children on and off the bus during heavy traffic. And, on International Highway, a Security patrolman will be posted at the crosswalk in the mornings. Let's make this school year a safe one for many children who now attend school. Remember to drive defensively when approaching a group of children because they will dart out within a split second without looking both ways. TV, phone to lapse during next several weeks The Naval Station Telephone Office has advised that during the next several weeks, base personnel will have periods of temporary interruption to their tele- phone and television service. There is a base-wide project present- ly underway to bury telephone cable. Persons living in housing or in BEQs and BOQs will be affected most by the cable-laying project. The telephone omce nas reported, however, that what- ever interruptions there may be, it will be temporary. Repairs will be made as soon as possible. Commissary closed Sept. 1 The Commissary Store will be closed all day Thursday, Sept. 1, to allow for a relieving inventory. The store will reopen for business on Friday, Sept. 2. nized changes, the major commented. Some recognized inefficiencies, pro- cedural changes and continued manpower reductions created the need to reexam- ine and optimize the functional rela- tionships. This examination began about two and a half years ago with suggested improvements made by base and major command personnel. "est plan A test plan, proposed by Air Staff in October 1975, was developed and implementation guidance was formulated. In the test, supply sections were consolidated into one branch to elimin- ate duplication. A streamline paper- work flow was also implemented where the customer only makes one stop vice the five he presently makes. Tactical Air Command (TAC) and Strategic Air Command (SAC) started the testing on Jan. 1, 1976 while Military Airlift Command (MAC), United States Air Force in Europe (USAFE) and Na- tional Guard Bureau (NGB) started March 1, 1976. With adjustments to the test, along with evaluations and recom- mendations to Air Staff, the final re- organization was adopted for Air Force- wide implementation. Customer Support In the new supply reorganization, a branch called Customer Support will pro- vide necessary support for all customer- related functions. Others, such as Material Management, Management and Procedures, Supply Sys- tems, Material Storage and Distribution branches, have been reorganized to facilitate many supply functions under one branch. The Fuels Management Branch was un- changed in the reorganization. The new Customer Support Liaison Section was created to provide greater emphasis on the customer. It is the primary contact with the customer, and must ensure that requirements or prob- lems are quickly satisfied. This activity operates as a staff function under the direction of the customer support officer. All requests for status, assistance or any problem will be directed to this section. In short, this section will operate as the single point of contact for the customer. READY TO hELP you with any matters concerning the newly reorganized AFI Supply is MSgt. Jens Heitmann, Customer Liaison NCO. He may be contacted by calling 4281 or 7428. Bureau releases quotas for Oct 77- May 78 Enlisted advancement quotas for Octo- ber 1977 through March 1978 were re- leased recently by the Bureau of Naval Personnel. Advancements, which will be effective on the 16th of the month, are authorized for more than 15,000 personnel: USN/R TAR Oct. 1977 E-7 775 25 E-6 1,470 33 E-5 2,838 40 Nov. 1977 E-7 516 17 E-6 1,127 27 E-5 2,347 28 Dec. 1977 E-7 480 15 E-6 1,079 24 E-5 2,262 28 Jan. 1978 E-7 672 21 Feb. 1978 E-7 486 16 Mar. 1978 E-7 774 25

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