The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 09.09.1977, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 09.09.1977, Blaðsíða 1
WhiteJ^Fakon Volume 33 Number 36 Keflavik. Iceland September 9, 1977 EML undergoes review Recently reviewed, the current En- vironmental and Morale Leave Program cash reimbursable authorization por- tion is now up for further reviews at the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretar- ial level. Headquarters U. S. Air Force/Logis- tics Transportation has advised that effective Nov. 1, 1977, all EML travel will revert to a space-available basis. Personnel who hold reservations or obtain reservations before Nov. 1 should note that all reimbursable tra- vel must be completed by Nov. 1. Travelers who have inadvertently been permitted to purchase a Military Airlift Command travel authorization for travel after Nov. 1 will be denied space-required travel. How- ever, they may request a refund from Headquarters Military Airlift Command/ 'Airlift Service Industrial Accounting. For more information on space available MAC travel, call ABH3 Robert Benjamin at 7725. P.O. sets new hours Effective yesterday, the base post office hours of operation are ar follows: Monday—Wednesday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays—closed. Note: The registered mail section hours are 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. If payday falls on Thursday, office will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The side entrance to the post office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday .through Friday for pickup of insured fpackages, checking in and out and mail orderly information. K iwanis issues awards L.ast weeK Perry Pacterson, Kiwanis Bru vice-president, announced two $500 scholarship awards during its weekly business meeting held at the Officers' Club. Recipients of the awards are Sonja Hocketstaller and Kathy Spauldlng, both of whom will attend the University of Maryland at Munich, Germany. Competition for the scholarship was open to children of ueceased/active Bru members and children of any member of the Keflavik Airport community. Criteria for selection was overall performance, career plans and financial need. Examinations slated All personnel participating in the advancement examinations listed below are to report to the A.T. Mahan High School All Purpose Room not later than 7:30 a.m. on the date of the examination in which they are participating. Per- sonnel must have ID cards and be in a military uniform. No parking in the school parking lot, park automobiles in the gym or theater parking lots. The dates of the exams are: petty officer second class Tue.iday and petty officer first class Thursday. Buses enforce new rule Base bus drivers are now authorized to remove passengers who violate lan- guage, trash or food policy at the Security Department. The Security Department will then contact parents of youthful offenders. Parents are strongly advised to con- trol their children's behavior when rid- ing base buses. Monday slated for base housing fire hazard inspection and drill Fire hazard inspections will begin Monday in base housing units, according to the Naval Station Fire Department. These inspections, which are geared mainly to seek out and prevent fire hazards, will also include the Exit Drill in the Home Program (Operation "EDITH"). This inspection series, which will kick off the Fire Department's annual fire prevention emphasis and end with Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9-15, will be publicized daily on AFRS 1484 and AFTV Channel 4 to remind occupants of the inspections the next day. The White Falcon will also publish the inspection schedule on a weekly basis. Fire Department inspectors will call each household between 5 and 7 p.m. the night preceding the scheduled visit, in case the occupants might re- quire adjusting their routine. In addition, an introduction to the program will be made on Channel 4, and fire prevention films will be shown. Fire and life safety hazards will be reported to the occupants by letter from the fire chief. Visiting fire inspectors will deliver home fire escape planning material to residents, and they will explain the contents to each family to establish ©OIL * @A§§ CARELESSNESS ADDS UP// a fire escape plan for use during Opera- tion "EDITH." Operation "EDITH" is planned to take place Oct. 14 at 5:30 p.m. During the inspections, fire depart- ment personnel will test and replace batteries in the automatic smoke de- tectors which were installed in "pre- fab" buildings and semipermanent housing last fall provided that bat- teries are available. These smoke detectors should be in- spected and tested on a weekly basis by housing occupants. In particular, a clicking will start when the batteries begin to fail. Installation of safety covers over the push-button control panel on kitchen stoves is also planned for those stoves which were missed last year. According to Chief of Fire Preven- tion Astvaldur Eiriksson, "The United States holds, by far, the world record of fire deaths. There are 57.1 persons per million of population in the United States who die from fire each year." "The second on the list is Canada with 29.2 per million population. The United States beats them by twice that." "Australia has 14.8, four times less 4.85 people out of every one million in France who die from fire annually, but the United States beats them hy 12 times that." "But we at the Naval Station Keflavik are not about to take part in this com- petition." "Almost half of these fire deaths in the United States are among the one-fifth of Americans under five and above 65 years of age—a tragic sacrifice of those least able to care for themselves." "This is a very serious situation: the United States has a long way to go in this respect. With 87 per cent of all building fire deaths occurring in dwel- lings, it is reasonable to conclude that a good place to start reducing the number of lives lost by fire is in the dwellings." "Therefore, Navy regulations require that family quarters be subjected to fire hazard inspection on a annual basis." "We have been doing this at Naval Station for more than 15 years, and we do thank God and the good reception and cooperation on the part of resi- dential public in this area, that during this period there has not been one fire death nor an injury." jZzftfSi The fire hazard inspection schedule for Monday through Sept. 16 is as fol- lows: Monday—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bldg. 602; 1 to 3 p.m. Bldg. 603 and 3 to 5 p.m. Bldg. 604. Tuesday—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bldg. 605; 1 to 3 p.m. Bldg.- 606 and 3 to 5 p.m. Bldg. 607. Wednesday—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bldg. 614; 1 to 3 p.m. Bldg. 615 and 3 to 5 p.m. Bldg. 616. Thursday—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bldg. 617 and 627; 1 to 3 p.m. Bldg. 618 and 628 and 3 to 6 p.m. Bldg. 629, 630, 646 and 647. Sept. 16—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bldg. 669; 1 to 3 p.m. Bldg. 671 and 3 to 5 p.m. Bldg. 670. Radio station holds base-wide survey Navy Broadcasting Service Detachment Eight (AFRTS) has distributed a radio station survey throughout the NATO Base community. Survey forms were sent to all Naval Station departments and to all tenant commands. Forms were also handed out at the Navy Exchange and the Com- missary Store. Although the radio survey fulfills an annual Department of Defense require- ment, it also gives the listening audience an opportunity to formally ex- press their views about services pro- vided by the radio station. The survey consists of 14 questions and tries to determine who the audience is, what type of music is preferred and what shows are the most popular by a cross-sampling. The survey also asks listeners to rate coverage of stateside and world news and sports. This station receives more than 86 hours of programs each week from AFRTS Los Angeles. This material includes shows done by such personalities as: Charlie Tuna, Roger Carroll, Wolfman Jack, Gene Price and a most popular show "American Top 40" done by Casey Casum. When preparing the survey, detach- ment personnel realized that some of the listening audience might not be able to identify these shows listed within the survey. Rather, it was understood that when persons indi- cated the times they most lirtened to the radio, this data would assist with the determination of what shows were the most popular. NATO Base personnel were asked to participate in the survey and then return it as soon as possible to AFRTS, building T-44. Television survey The broadcasting detachment has also planned a television survey that will be distributed sometime this month. There is no requirement for a TV survey and this will probably be the first ever done at Keflavik. As with the radio survey, the intent of the TV survey is to find out what the viewing audience likes most. The bulk of television programming comes from Los Angeles and is circuited throughout the world to all AFRTS sta- tions. All programming is contracted for by AFRTS Los Angeles from producers who will allow their shows to be dis- tributed to AFRTS stations. The types of shows and the quality of the programs is limited only by the funds AFRTS can spend for shows and by the number of producers who will sell their shows. Navy Broadcasting Service Detachment Eight is responsible for scheduling all these programs and is also responsible for producing local news shows. Radio/TV surveys Once all the surveys have been re- turned to AFRTS, all the data will be fed into the computer for compilation. The results for both surveys will be printed in the "White Falcon". Reflective tape available on base Mon.-Fri. Winter is comxng to the base soon and if your coats haven't been sewn with re- flective tape, now is the time. AIMD will be doing this job Monday through Friday from 8 to 5 p.m. for de- partments only by appointments, PRC Roger L. McGinnis, aircrew survival equipment snop chief, said. For those individuals who are not part of a department, meaning dependents and non-school-age dependents, the Rec- reation Department will handle your coats from Monday through Friday from 9 to 4:30 p.m. without appointments, Chief Floyd C. Fesler, Recreation Department chief, said. Happy birthday AF The Air Force will celebrate its 30th birthday Sept. 17. In honor of the occasion, Air Forces Iceland personnel will offer displays at Hangar 830 from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be a cake-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m., and several kinds of aircraft will be displayed, in- cluding the F-4C, T-33, EC-121, CH-130P and the HH-3E. This event will be open to the public.

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