The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 10.03.1978, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 10.03.1978, Blaðsíða 1
X Special events set for St. Pat's fete Catholic saint rises from slavery/ gets Druid favor by Clarence E. Davis March is known for many things, es- pecially a change in seasons, but not to the Irish. To the Irish, March is known for that saint who was largely respon- sible for bringing Christianity to their homeland. Not many non-Irish know very much about St. Patrick, however, most Ameri- cans do celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Patrick was born about 385 and taken as a slave to* Ireland in the opening years of th% 5th century. After his escape, the ship in which he secured a passage brought him not to Britain but to Gaul, where the crew landed in early 407 and found before them a "desert", created by the recent Vandal invasion. His education for the priesthood took place not in his native land but on the continent of Europe, either at Lerins or at Auxerre, where he was made deacon by Bishop Amator and re- mained an additional 14 years under the spiritual direction of St. Germanus, the famous successor of Amator. Shortly before 431, a missionary bishop to Ireland was requested; Patrick's name was drawn, but his nomination was rejected because a friend's action which revealed a sin, committed by him in his early youth. Instead, the deacon Palladius was chosen, consecrated bishop and formal- ly commissioned by Pope Celestine I. Less than a year after his arrival in 431, having failed in his mission, he left Ireland and died in "Pictland" on his way home. Then Germanus hastily consecrated Patrick, who went as the second mission- ary bishop in 432. With some Gaulish clerics assisting, Patrick rapidly evangelized most of the country, meeting with remarkably little opposition from the Druids after his initial triumph over them in the pre- sence of King Loigaire near Tara. The organization of the church es- tablished by him was episcopal, not ^- monastic, and he himself established its headquarters at Armagh on a site which had been presented to him by a king named Daire. St. Patrick died at Saul in the Ulidian kingdom in 461, on March 17, which is why this date is celebrated. Naval Station Keflavik will cele- brate St. Patrick's Day, starting Tuesday and ending March 17. The fol- lowing events will take place: Tue. 7 p.m.—Televisit with Mrs. Hansen Wed. 4:30-6:30 p.m.—Irish stew at USO; games for everyone and some prizes given Fri. 10:05-11 a.m.—An hour of Irish music on AFRS 9 p.m.-l a.m.—St. Patrick's Day dance at the Top of the Rock Club; Irish stew will be the fea- tured special WhiMJ^FbJeon Volume 34 Number 10 Keflavik, Iceland March 10, 1978 STOPPING FOR REFUELING AT KEFLAVIK, a French AP-28 cargo aircraft landed on the NATO base last week while enroute to Stornoway, a group of islands near Scotland, from Gander, Newfoundland, (photo by PH3 Tom Wall) NCS Member presented Navy Commendation On Feb. 22 at the U.S. Naval Com- munication Station personnel inspection, Electronics Technician First Class Eugene F. Gillam was presented with the Navy Commendation medal by Captain J.D. Laurence for meritorious service. The citation commends P01 Gillam for meritorious service as simulator instruc- tor, Surface Warfare Officers' School Command, Newport, RI from August 1974 to November 1977. As the only electronics technician assigned to the command's basic course from August 1974 to May 1975, he was tasked with the overall administration and maintenance of the unique 15J1C ship simulator which is used as an en- vironmental trainer. Being one of the two technicians tasked with installing an environmental ship's simulator, he designed the entire electrical and electronics circuitry, overhauled and installed shipboard equiptment, procurred from decommis- sioned ships and salvage yards, and coordinated the construction of the housing structure for this highly com- plex training device. This task was completed in one-half of the estimated time and at one twenty-fifth of the original cost estimated. Throughout the entire installation, his technical knowledge, enthusiasm for the project and professional expertise substantially contributed to the es- tablishment of a highly realistic and functional training device to the sur- face warfare community, the citation states. Vehicle inspection schedule I_____ Vehicles are still being inspected at the Naval Station Car Wash, Bldg. 507. The annual mandatory inspection of "J" and "JO" tagged vehicles owned by Defense Force members will be held from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thurs- day. The schedule is as follows: Monday—JO-7594—JO-7720 Tuesday—JO-7721—J0-7847 Wednesday—JO-7848—J0-7974 Thursday—JO-7975—JO-8101 March 20 through March 22 will set aside for stragglers and re-inspections. Changes: Am Ex upgrades service through Having returned from Holy Loch, Scot- land as a branch manager, Colin G. Curtis, American Express Bank manager, outlines night depository box usage, change in hours of operation and posting machine mechanical problems. Changes in these three areas should improve existing services, the bank manager comments. An addition to the exterior of the building, a night depository box has been installed. Banking regulations state that all users of the night de- pository service will be required to enter into a contract agreement with the American Express Bank. Therefore, the night depository box will be a keyholder service. Although the depository is designed for use by bulk depositors, the service will benefit all personnel by allowing the bank to eliminate the time currently allocated for organizations. Commen- cing with the implementation of the night depository service in mid-March, the new bank hours will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. In addition to the newly implemented night depository service and expanded customer hours, the "problems experienced with posting machines is under review and should be resolved soon. The re- cent delays experienced by account holders in receiving statements may be attributed to mechanical breakdown of these posting machines. Both Mr. Curtis and Commander B. E. Maxon, Bank Liaison Officer, agree that required services are best deter- mined by those personnel who use these services. Therefore, any suggestions or complaints should be brought to the attention of Cdr. Maxon or Mr. Curtis. The bank may be contacted by calling 4270, and the Bank Liaison Officer is available at 6110. FOR MERITORIOUS SER- VICE as a simulator instructor, Elec- tronics Technician First Class Eugene F. Gillam was pre- sented recently with a Navy Commendation medal by Captain J. D. Laurance* Award ceremony to mark GS Week tomorrow Girl Scout Night is planned for to- morrow night to highlight National Girl Scout Week, March 5-12, on the NATO base. The evening celebration is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the A. T. Mahan High School multi-purpose room. The program will feature Nina Hjaltadottir, a Reykjavik District Scout official. Chaplain Richard Duncan will perform a puppet show. Awards for the highest cookie sales from the three troop levels will be given. Awards will go to Christine Lilly—Cadettes Troop #2 for 145 boxes sold; Brenda Miller—Juniors Troop #5 for 121 boxes; and Jennifer Forsyth— Brownie Troop #4 for 164 boxes sold. Leading salesgirls from the other troops include Malisa Turner—Troop #6 with 82 boxes; Wendy Burns—Troop #8 for 150 boxes; Mary Beth Ripple— Troop #3 for 92 boxes; Beth Rose— Troop #10 for 114 boxes and Kim O'Connor—Troop #1 for being the first to sell her 50 boxes. Following the program, cake, coffee and punch will be served. Girl Scout Sunday will be conducted at the 11 a.m. Protestant service and the 5:15 p.m. Catholic mass at the NATO base Chapel. Girls are asked to show up in uni- form 20 minutes before the service of their choice. r

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