The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 16.12.1977, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 16.12.1977, Blaðsíða 1
WhiteJ^Falcon Volume 33 Number 50 Keflavik, Iceland December 16, 1977 Keflavik notes Special Christmas programs on TV 4 Channel 4 will air approximately 14 hours of Christmas programming, begin- ning tomorrow. Among the holiday spe- cials, supplied by AFRTS Los Angeles, are Perry Como in Austria, John Davidson's Christmas Show, Bob Newhart, Julie Andrews Christmas Special, Christmas in Disneyland, Frosty the Snowman, and a movie entitled "The Gathering". Christmas Day programming will in- clude a football game along with addi- tional programming of holiday nature. Dec. 26, channel 4 will sign on at noon, vice 3, in observance of the legal holiday. iK 'Family Night' at Galley Featuring "Surf and Turf", a special family night candlelight dinner will be held Sunday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the iisted Dining Facility. Single and unaccompanied personnel ll be served from 4 to 5 p.m. while families may dine from 5 to 6:30. The menu will consist of French onion soup, grilled beef steak, broiled lobster tail with melted butter, baked potatoes with sour cream, sauteed onions, buttered corn and steamed spinach. Commissary hours changed Starting Jan. 10, 1978, the Commissary Store will change its late shopping from Thursday to Tuesday to comply with the weekly produce flight. New hours of operation will be: Tuesday—9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Thursday—9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All other hours of operation will stay the same. • J? IMPROVE NAVY EXCHANGE SERVICES, oland Bellefleur visited Keflavik, providing training and guidance to NEX personnel, especially in the care and cutting of "afro" style haircuts, (photo by PHAN Michael Blake) Fire Dept. wins $500 NFPA award For its entry in the National Fire Protection Association Learn Not to Burn contest, the Naval Station Fire De- part has released its original submis- sion which earned the department a $500 cash award. Entering the contest in August 1977, the NavSta Fire Dept. was declared a co-winner with Ft. George G. Meade, MD in October 1977. The entry, which topped NFPA1 Winning Reports in the government and military division is as follows: "The "Home Fire Prevention" and "Exit Drills in the Home" program educates families in home fire prevention and establishes a practice of family fire escape plans in every home. The residential area consists of 784 apartments, with occupancies of approxi- mately 3,500 persons. Every apartment is visited by firemen once a year. The firemen concentrate their efforts to- wards introduction of "Operation EDITH" and correction of fire hazards found in each dwelling. Operation EDITH was executed for the sixth consecutive time at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 1976, with participation of all families in the base community. Family participation increases Each year, patrolling firemen re- ported that family participation in the programs has increased. The greatest participation was in 1976, and is credited to less emphasis being placed on fire hazards, and more effort to- ward home escape planning and prac- tice. The findings of the home-visiting firemen are stated in writing to the occupants. Hazards that can be cor- rected by the occupants are pointed out during the visit. A personal letter from the fire chief, explaining the common home fire hazards and Operation EDITH, is de- livered to every family. Attached to each letter is a perforated section, which the family returns with opinions and suggestions to improve the "HFP" and "EDITH" program. The family feedback letter gives the public an opportunity to help organize portions of the program. These personal letters are delivered by the Girl/Boy Scouts in this community. In addition to videotaped television shows and home fire safety films aired during the EDITH period along spot announcement on the American Forces Radio and Television, the White Falcon also published articles on home fire safety and schedules of visits to homes. Handout material, "Home Escape Plan- ning" and Home Fire Safety," were dis- tributed. When making fire safety presenta- tions to the schools, firemen issued promotional materials such as EDITH balloons, rulers, pencils, etc., to the students. During 1976 and 1977 visits to new families were included as they moved in. An 11-year-old girl saved four lives by applying the principles of EDITH during a fire in her home. During Fire Prevention Week, she was rewarded for her action. This incident is one example of the success of the program. The fire In her home started be- cause of poorly arranged control but- tons on the kitchen range. During the last six months, the Fire Department designed and installed safety covers over the control buttons of 140 kitchen ranges in the homes to prevent any further fire incidents of this nature in the community. Smoke detectors installed Beginning in January 1977, firemen demonstrated and installed home smoke detectors in 375 apartments to improve the life safety in the community. Upon approval, smoke detectors were also installed in the remaining 409 apart- ments . The work of the firemen in the resi- dential areas, to safeguard the lives of the public, is highly appreciated. An incident has already occurred when a recently installed smoke detector awoke an occupant to a smoldering fire, which could have easily taken his life. Need- less to say, the occupant was grateful for the installed detector. The Naval Station Fire Department is convinced that the "HFP" and "EDITH" program and the existing campaign to physically correct fire hazards and in- stall smoke detectors in the homes is an effective program, which has pre- served life from destruction on more than one occasion. LGen Hill named 9th NORAD chief A veteran of 32 years of military service and combat in two wars has been named to succeed General Daniel James Jr., as commander in chief of the North American Air Defense Command—he is Lieutenant General James E. Hill, 56. LGen Hill, a native of Oklahoma, assumed command of NORAD at a change of command ceremony last week at Colorado Springs, headquarters for the United PROVIDING SERVICE to the community is the purpose of the Kiwanis Club Bru of the Keflavik Airport. Its service committee had 1,000 heart-shaped reflectors made which were recently given to the NATO base students and nursery school children. Commander Donald W. Dix (left) and Thorgrimur Halldorsson (right) assisted in handing out the reflectors to Alan Kidder's (center) fourth grade class. Cdr. Dix is the service committee chairman and Halldorsson is the corresponding secretary for Icelandic affairs and a service committee member, (photo by PH2 Ron Pearce) States-Canadian organization. Nominated for promotion to full gen- eral, the ninth NORAD chief since its formation 20 years ago heads a force of some 53,000 people across North America and at other locations around the world, giving Canada and the United States warning of air, space or missile attack. The general also serves as com- mander in chief of the Aerospace De- fense Command, which is the US Member of the two-nation defensive alliance and is headquartered along with NORAD at Colorado Springs. LGen. Hill was born at Stillwater, OK where he was graduated from high school and later attended both Oklahoma State University and the University of Okla- homa. Commissioned in 1943, he became a fighter pilot and a World War II ace, credited with five enemy aircraft shot down while flying 127 missions in Europe. In 1950, he again went into combat, this time in Korea, where he flew 128 missions as an F-80 pilot, downing one enemy aircraft. His subsequent assignments have in- cluded staff positions at Air Force headquarters and with the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon as commander of fighter and pilot training wings and commander of the Third and Eighth Air Force. This will be LGen Hill's second assignment in NORAD. In 1974 he was named commander in chief of the Alas- kan Command, with additional duty as commander of the Alaskan NORAD Region with headquarters at Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage. . He has LGen James E. Hill been vice commander in chief of Stra- tegic Air Command since July.

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