The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 23.09.1977, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 23.09.1977, Blaðsíða 1
PTO Carnival Number one community event on NATO base under way Plans for the Parent-Teachers Organ- ization (PTO) Carnival, which is ranked as the number one community event on the NATO base calendar, are well under- way, according to Commander Bruce Maxon, the PTO Carnival chairman. This carnival, supported by base commands, organizations and activities within the NATO community, will be held with three basic objectives: funds, more funds and mostly fun. Ensign Bill Harris, sales and pro- motion chairman, states that the first fund objective sought for this years' carnival is to obtain capital for the PTO scholarship fund and other pro- grams and activities, supporting the PTO constitution, which exists to en- rich the lives of students of the A. T. Mahan school system. According to Harris, the second fund objective of the carnival is to gener- ate revenue for those organizations that sponsor booths in the carnival. Because past carnivals have been attended by more than 2,000 people, the event is an excellent opportunity to bolster command recreation funds and club or activity operating funds. The profit-sharing concept used for the carnival is that each participating booth splits its net profits equally, retaining half for its own use and contributing the remaining half to the PTO. Ens. Harris stresses that the last ob- jective, mostly fun, is being empha- sized by the PTO committee. This year's carnival, which will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 at Hangar 885, re- presents more potential fun than was ever enjoyed before. Why? Because this year some 40,000 square feet of space has been designated for approximately 80 10 x 12 foot activity booths, the most ever. These booths will offer games-for- prizes, a variety of food choices, baby- sitting and even a spine-chilling stroll through the Naval Security Group Activity spook house. Mother can plan on "leaving the cook- ing to us" for both lunch and supper, and individuals or groups may rent flea market booths at a fixed fee, sell all the merchandise they can and keep their total profits. The deadline for all booth sponsors (including fleamarket booths) to con- tact the PTO carnival committee is to- morrow, Ens. Harris advises. Major John Meyer has started to take booth requests. The carnival committee solicits the support of more organizations and indi- viduals than ever before and encourages participants to get booth requests in while there are still booths available. Organizational booth representatives and volunteer carnival staff workers should contact the following carnival committee members for matters within their areas of responsibility: Carnival committee chairman: Cdr. Bruce Maxon Work: 6110 Home: 7546 Carnival operations chairman: (booth requests/requirements) Maj. John Meyer Work: 2284 Home: 7364 Carnival construction chairman: Ltjg. Al Jensen Work: 4689 Home: 4451 Carnival sales/promotion chairman: Ens. Bill Harris Work: 5119 Home: 5165 PTO president Commander R. Arendell out- lines events, {photo by PHAN Tom McDaniels) WhiteJ^Fakon Volume 33 Number 38 Keflavik, Iceland September 23, 1977 TO USE AS YOU LOSE could be the motto of the newly constructed gymnasium men's sauna room. Departure location Rotators move to Ops. It's Wednesday morning, a pleasant yet firm voice on the public address system interrupts the background music and announces, "Air Force C-141 for McGuire, now boarding." Everyone seems to get up at the same time, determined not to miss the homeward bound flight. The White Falcon to be 36-years -old, still pressing Tuesday will mark the thirty-sixth birthday of the White Falcon newspaper. On Sept. 27, 1941, the White Falcon published its first issue, succeeding the Army Bugle. According to the initial edition of the White Falcon, a story, headlined "Taps," reads as follows: The old order giveth the way to the new and so the American Army Bugle bows out, making way for the White Falcon. We have enjoyed putting out the old paper, but know that this new addition to the newssheets in Iceland will be bigger and we hope better than our earliest effort. The falcon, by way of explanation of our new title, is the national bird of the Icelandic people, and, in tribute to them, we are proud that they allow us to use this symbol in conjunction with our American eagle. The first White Falcon was printed commercially at Reykjavik. Copies were were sold for three cents each. This s.cene is repeated every Wednesday without much variation. But one thing has changed this month and that's the location. All military passenger flights are now departing from the large red Opera— tions building with the tower on top, located next to the Loftleidir terminal. Incoming flights will continue to arrive at the Loftleidir terminal. The change was made in part because of the improved atmosphere the Operations department has created in the their terminal under the direction of Senior Chief Robert Benson. The Operations terminal looks a lot different than what one would normally expect a small military terminal to look like. The brightly colored walls are complemented by scenic floor-to- ceiling murals and people leaving on the Oct. 5, rotator will be able to enjoy newly installed bucket type cloth and vinyl seating (the kind that goes "cush" when sat on) in the waiting area. Some other new equipment in the terminal includes a conveyor belt in the luggage claim area, walk through metal detectors, a public address and entertainment system, plus updated restroom facilities. Check-in procedures at the terminal are basically the same. Personnel must check in approximately two hours prior to their scheduled departure. Navy 202-years-old next month Red Pin bowling, formal balls and dances, special sales at the Navy ex- change and Commissary Store and a matinee movie are just some of the highlights of plans being made for Navy Day Oct. 13. Although a detailed schedule of events has not been set, representatives from Naval Station departments and from tenant commands have been giving ideas and making some definite plans. On Oct. 13, the Navy will celebrate 202 years of existence. The NATO Base will help commemorate this occasion with a schedule of events that can involve the entire family. The Recreation Department will offer "Red Pin" bowling on Thursday afternoon for all base personnel. Also, on Mon- day, Oct. 10, Recreation will host a G-Rated matinee movie at Andrews Theater. Units 605, 607 On the evening of Oct. 13, the two enlisted clubs will have a special dinner-dance. The Top of the Rock has entertainment scheduled for that night and the club will offer a steamship round buffet dinner. Final plans for the Windbreaker have not been set. At the Officers' Club on Saturday, Oct. 15, there will be a formal ball held to fete Navy Day. On that night, there will be a special dinner followed by entertainment and dancing. The Navy Exchange and Commissary Store are already receiving items that will be marked down during the week of Oct. 9. Although the list of sale items is not complete, both officers in charge promise some interesting specials. There will also be a Swim Meet scheduled for Oct. 13. It will begin at. 1 p.m. for all military personnel, (continued on page 3) Postage housing to become officer quarters next week Enlisted housing units 605 and 607, located near the base post office will become officer housing the first week in October according to the base housing office. The change was initiated to enable officers to receive concurrent travel when reporting to Iceland. In the past there has been a one to two month waiting list for officer housing. Enlisted members presently living in the 605 and 607 units will be moved into the newly-constructed enlisted housing which will be ready for oc- cupancy the first of October. Enlisted members with less than one year remaining in their tour here will not be required to move. Members who are required to move will be placed in units with one more bedroom than they are entitled as a means of compensating for being uprooted. It is expected that concurrent travel and immediate occupancy will also be available to enlisted personnel reporting to Iceland when all of the housing units presently under construction are completed. According to Maggie Sticklen, Assistant Housing Projects Manager, there are, presently, no plans for converting any other housing units in the area or on the base into officer quarters. Base housing fire Inspection Monday Base housing fire hazard inspection 961-2 will be scheduled as follows for Monday 961-3 through Sept. 30: and 3 Monday—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bldg. 951-3-A K. through K; Bldg. 952-1-A through D; 1 to Thurs 3 p.m. Bldg. 952-1-E through C: Bldg. 962 952-2-A through K; 3:30 to 5:30 Bldg. throu 952-1-H through V. and Bldg. 953-1-A throu through K. 3:30 Tuesday—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bldg. Bldg 953-2-A through K.; 1 to 3 p.m. Bldg. 1002 960-1-A through K; 3:30 to 5:30 Bldg. Soft'. 960-2-A through K and Bldg. 961-1-A and 1003. B. 1006, Wednesday—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bldg. Bldg. -A tnrough K; 1 to 3 p.m. Bldg. -A through K: Bldg. 961-4-A and B :30 to 5:30 Bldg. 962-1-A through day—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bldg. A through K; Bldg. 9b3rC-A gh C; 1 to 3 p.m. Bids. 963-1-A gli K; Bldg. 963-2-D through F and to 5:30 Bldg. 963-2-C through K; 1000 A and B; 1001 A and B and A and K. 30—9:30 to 1.1:30 a.m. Bldg. 1004 and 1005: 1 to 3 p.m. Bldg. 1007 and LOOS and 3:30 to 5:30 1031. 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