The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 30.12.1977, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 30.12.1977, Blaðsíða 1
Whiie/^Fakon Volume 33 Number 52 Keflavik, Iceland December 30, 1977 * Keflavik notes SSgt. Honored Staff Sergeant Thomas E. Strohl was awarded a gold star instead of a second Navy Commendation Medal in ceremonies held at the Marine Barracks last week. SSgt. Strohl's citation reads in part "...his exceptional leadership, profes- sional competence and managerial exper- tise contributed significantly to the development of the Marine Barracks Personnel/Administrative section into a unit recognized for noteworthy achieve- ment and efficiency..." Major J. M. Strickland, Commanding Officer, Marine Barracks, made the presentation and praised the professionalism and competency that SSgt. Strohl had displayed. His wife Linda, Mrs. Janet Aranda, and Mrs. Bonnie Burchett at- tended the presentation. New courses released College registration starts Tuesday The Navy Campus, together with the University of Maryland and Los Angeles Community College Overseas, will hold Term III registration Tuesday through Jan. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Navy Campus in Bldg. 638, second floor. Classes will be held at the A. T. Mahan High School Jan. 16 through March 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. twice a week. The University of Maryland is intro- ducing a University College Special Projects course: Scandinavian litera- ture. The students will be reading a few of the Andersen Fairy Tales, Njal's Saga, Grettir's Saga and other short works from Sweden and Norway. There will be time to take a look at the imagination, customs and beliefs of January weather forecast Throughout January the winter season continues. Temperatures will continue to get colder, but days are now getting longer. The average temperature for January is 32.3 degrees Fahrenheit or 0 degrees Celsius, which is .8 degrees colder than December. Prevailing winds will be from the eastern quadrant with a mean speed of 15.1 knots. The peak gust for January was re- corded in 1958 from the west at a speed of 73 knots. Chill Index II will be an almost daily occurrence with frequent occurrences of Chill Index III and the slight possibility of Chill Index IV. Snow may be expected to occur on 52.4 per cent of the days with the total ac- cumulation averaging 12.2 inches. Rain and drizzle will also occur on 52.4 per cent of the days. On the average, 74 per cent of the sky will be covered by clouds with over- cast conditions prevailing 46.4 per cent of the time. The major storms will once again ori- ginate off Newfoundland and proceed to the southern tip of Greenland, where the storm track splits. One track proceeds northward along Greenland's west coast while the second track moves northeastward through the Denmark Straits toward the west coast of Iceland. The occurrence of fog will increase to 21 per cent of the days. The sun will rise Sunday at 11:21 a.m. and set at 3:46 p.m. for a total of four hours and 25 minutes of daylight. Jan. 31, the sun will rise at 10:15 a.m. and set at 5:12 p.m. for a total of six hours and 57 minutes of daylight. This is a total gain of two hours and 32 minutes of daylight during January. 1 BBS >^pn<taw - ¦ ¦¦AVI *»^i^H UK' m^'"" "1BHJ ¦ 'rHbV ¦¦ /¦ isw M ' ' ' i- ¦ ¦-¦ KB*., n BBS 1 ' i^v'jjU 1 ' ¦ 'i * i'i .' ¦ -': ¦& ¦fliH ^^^^_ -v.™ STAFF SERGEANT LARRY T. SMITH receives the Air Force Commendation Medal from Rear Admiral Karl J. Bernstein, Commander Iceland Defense Force, in a recent ceremony at the IDF Headquarters, (photo by PHAN Kirk M. Fasking) SSgt. receives Air Force commendation medal Staff Sergeant Larry T. Smith, the Iceland Defense Force Chief of Staff's driver, was presented the Air Force Commendation Medal by Rear Admiral Karl J. Bernstein, Commander Iceland Defense Force, recently. While attached to the 314th Transpor- tation Squadron, 314th Tactical Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, SSgt. Smith was the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of Vehicle Records in the Vehicles Operations branch from Dec. 30, 1973 to Oct. 15, 1977. During this period, he distinguished himself by his outstanding professional skill, knowledge, exemplary ability, diligence and initiative in accomplishing his job. According to the citation, "These qualities enabled SSgt. Smith to contri- bute to the high efficiency of his squadron in the accomplishment of its mission in support of the Military Air- lift Command. His achievement reflects highly on himself and the United States Air Force." Sweden. Another course being offered this term is the judicial process. This course deals with an indepth explora- tion of the Supreme Court with particu- lar emphasis on judicial review. Taking a look at the realignment of the court during the Nixon administration should be of particular interest to political science students, a Navy Campus spokes- man states. Other courses being offered are as follows: Business law, introduction to writing, introduction to psychology, survey of industrial psychology and population biology and general ecology. Los Angeles Community College Over- seas is offering introductory account- ing. The course involves all aspects of bookkeeping, record keeping, finan- O'Brien transfers cial statements and budgeting of a proprietorship. Also being offered is an airframes mechanic class, focusing on aircraft cleaning and corrosion control. Stu- i dents may prepare for the Federal Avia- tion Agency examination by taking the class. Other classes include: Narcotics and vice control, oil painting, auto mechan- ics, broadcasting, fundamentals of writing, computer technology, electronics —alternating current, emergency medical technician, photography, real estate and supervision—labor relations. For information concerning these courses, call the Navy Campus office at 6226 or 7795. 30 Years on NATO base The plaque presented to Arthur V. O'Brien, Deputy Comptroller of the Naval Station, at his bless luncheon Dec. 2 contained the Inscription, "From the beginning to 31 December 1977." For after more than 30 years of dedication to the United States military forces in Iceland, O'Brien will be reporting in January to Karlsruhe, Germany, to act as Budget Analyst of the Department of Defense Dependent School System Europe, Mr. O'Brien first arrived in Iceland with the military forces during World War II and remained in a civilian capacity with a variety of assignments associated with construction and maintenance. He assumed his present duties as deputy comptroller in August 1967. Fireworks illegal The sale, storage or use of fire- works of any description on any naval reservation or property, including Navy-owned housing areas, is strictly prohibited, according to Naval Sta- tion Keflavik Instruction 11320.3C. ARTHUR V. O'BRIEN accepts a gift at his recent ceremony, (photo by AN John Pappas) Local scouts snowbound at Icelandic camp by Tom Gaines It all started Dec. 16. Troop 364, comprised of 19 scouts and four adults, left the Scout Hut about 5 p.m. They reached Ulfljotsvatn Icelandic Scout Camp around 8 p.m. The first two days were spent in a variety of winter sports, including skiing, sledding, inner-tubing and many others. Several nights were spent watching feature movies such as the newly ar- rived "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo." Unfortunately, one scout, Ron Ritoch, was transported back to the base, a distance of some 90 miles, be- cause of an ear infection. The trip had been most enjoyable un- til the scheduled departure time. With snow and winds gusting up to 60 knots, the bus and a privately owned van became uselessly stuck in snowdrifts. The group then headed back to the hut where Stan Halstead, Scoutmaster, made an emergency call to the base and found out that rescue at that time was impos- sible. The next few days were spent in the hut, playing cards and lis- tening to tapes. At 8:10 a.m., Dec. 21, the troop re- ceived word that a Public Works Depart- ment team of mechanics had left the NATO base and were headed toward the camp. Led by Chief Equipment Operator J.A. Groover, the crew fixed the bus, which badly needed water. Other members of the crew included Construction Mechanic Second Class Dennis McDonald and Gisli Kristjansson. Then, after a minor incident in a ditch, Troop 364 arrived at the base about 8 p.m. Dec. 21, much to the pleasure of the scouts. The hero of the trip was undoubtedly Stan Halstead, Scoutmaster. Stan re- peatedly pulled the bus out of smaller ditches and also maintained telephone contact between the base and the hut. When liveliness ran low and tempers ran high, no one else but Stan could change that around. Other adults on the trip were Roger Fullam, his wife, Lee, and Rick Hewitt. Mrs. Fullam was popular on the trip because she was the one who did most of the cooking for the hungry scouts.

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