The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 17.03.1978, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 17.03.1978, Blaðsíða 1
 Volume 34 Number 11 Keflavik notes Keflavik, Iceland March 17, 1978 Easter dinner In observance of Easter Sunday, the Enlisted Dining Facility will feature a "Special Family Dinner." The menu will consist of French onion soup, grilled beef steak to order, broiled lobster tail, sauteed onions, baked potatoes sour cream, seasoned whole grain corn, polonaise broccoli spears. All authorized patrons and their guests are cordially invited. The hours of serving are as follows: Military enlisted unaccompanied - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; all others and with families - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. No family will be served after 6 p.m. The Enlisted Dining Faci- lity will close at 6 p.m. on this parti- cular date. AFI day off Air Forces Iceland recently author- ized a day off for each unit preventing an accident resulting $250 damage or a lost work day during a two-month cycle. This goal was an exceptional challenge (during winter weather conditions which were) posing an increased mishap poten- tial, Colonel Leon W. Babcock Jr., Com- mander Air Forces Iceland, states. At the end of February, the first cycle ended with no reportable mishaps experienced by any Air Force activity in Iceland. This outstanding achieve- ment has resulted in each organization receiving a well deserved day off, the colonel adds. The specific date will be established by each unit commander. Dependent medical rocords To avoid last minute delays and con- fusion, the Dispensary urges that military members having dependents at the NATO base be familiar with Bureau of Medicine Instruction 6150.ID. When transferring, either a spouse must check out dependents and minor children's med- ical records or authorize writing the sponsor to receive these records Written authorization may be made by using Naval Medicine 6150/8. Informed citizens best voters To conduct an effective voting infor- mation support program, voting assistance officers/counselors must have certain basic information andmaterials available. The most important single item is the federal post card application for ab- sentee ballot (FPCA) which facilitates contact by the voter with election offi- cials. FPCAs are available through normal service supply channels. Information on the 1978 primary elections schedule and the procedures for applying for absentee ballots will be provided through these voting infor- mation sheets. "Clip-sheet" information supplied to the editors of base news- papers by the American forces informa- tion service and other service informa- tion sources. The 1976 voting assistance guide is to be completely revised; until distri- bution of the revised editioned, voting counselors should use the current voting assistance guide. Troop information programs may be conducted with the use of armed forces information films no. 265 "Have Your Say" and no. 281 "What Can I Do?" In addition to these films, Department of Defense poster P-75B "Voting Information- 1978 (primary elections)" is available through service channels. Of the utmost importance is that servicemembers know who their voting counselor is and how to get in touch with this person. To facilitate this communication, voting officers should maintain names and phone numbers of unit voting officers. PARTISAN POLITICAL SOURCES The unit voting officer/counselor is not a source of Partisan voting informa- NCS issues WU Mailgram service The Naval Communication Station announces that Western Union has imple- mented a new telegram called the "mail- gram." Mailgrams are telegrams which are sent by Western Union to a post office near the recipient's address. The key factor in processing mailgrams is an accurate mailing address and zip code. Mailgrams received by WU up to 7 p.m. destination time will be delivered in blue and white envelopes in the next day's mail. (Sunday and holiday delivery will be effected the next working day.) Auto inspection to close soon If you haven't had your car inspected yet you better get moving. There are only three days left to have it inspected before your car could be towed away and you could be faced with some stiff fines. The last chance you will have to get your car inspected will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the base car wash (located behind Public Works) from 1:15 p.m. until 4:15 each day. Uninspected vehicles may not be driven after Wednesday. According to Icelandic Police authorities if vour vehicle is not inspected by Wednesday JO tags must be removed from the vehicle by the owner and turned in at the Icelandic Police station (gate 2). When Icelandic Police remove JO tags, either on base or at the gate, the vehicle will be towed off base to the Icelandic Vehicle Inspection Station and the owner will be subject to fines in Icelandic courts. After the vehicle inspection has been completed off base, JO tags must then be reobtained at the Police Station (gate 2) before driving the vehicle. After the tags are remounted on the vehicle, the owner may then drive the vehicle to the Naval Station Security Department for a vehicle registration and Issuance of a Naval Station regis- tration tag. Whatever the reason you may have had for not getting your vehicle inspected yet, if you procrastinate much longer it's going to cost you in both time and money. Icelandic Police will begin removing the JO tags from uninspected vehicles on Thursday. March heralded Red Cross Month "I have again proclaimed March as Red Cross Month to remind all Americans of the myriad services the American Red Cross provides each day in communities across the nation. During the past year, as disaster after disaster disrupted lives and brought destruction to widespread areas of the nation, Red Cross volunteers helped ease the suffering of their neighbors. The Red Cross blood program expanded last year to play an even more important role in our daily lives by providing life-saving and life-sustaining blood products to more and more ill and in- jured Americans. Through Red Cross, nursing, first aid, water and boating safety instruction, we have the op- portunity to train ourselves to care for the infirm. Finally, our men and women in the armed forces, veterans and their families look to the Red Cross for Continued on page 3 Western Union also retains its full- rate and overnight telegrams. Full-rate telegrams are handled be- fore all other telegrams. Upon receipt, WU telephones the message to the ad- dressee and places a confirmation copy in the mail. Overnight telegrams (night letters) received by WU before 2 a.m. at destina- tion will be telephoned to the recipient the next working day. A copy is mailed for confirmation. Telegrams may be sent on a 24 hour basis from the Naval Communication. Sta- tion, Bldg. 839. tion. It is the counselor's responsibil- ity to assist the voter with administra- tive procedures to cast a ballot. Partisan information may be obtained by the voter from hometown newspapers, the offices of political candidates in state of voting residence, national news media and, when available, the League of Women Voters in the city or county of voting residence. EARLY ABSENTEE APPLICATION Ballot preparation schedules are set by election officials and are subject to a number of pressures. While early application for a ballot will not assure its early mailing, unnecessary delay may be avoided by doing so. Voters are urged to send their FPCAS in early - 45 days before an election - to assure that a ballot will be sent as soon as it is prepared. ABSENTEE VOTER QUESTIONS Questions by absentee voters should be answered at the lowest level of command as possible. Each service will establish its own means tor relaying questions to its respective voting action officers. How- ever, to simplify handling these ques- tions, the following basic information is required. Voters: -Name, Social Security Number -Street, Address of voting residence (item #5 on the FPCA); the red number is not suffi- cient. -Date when the FPCA was mailed. -Reason for absentee ballot. For more information, contact your voting counselor. OFFICERS' WIVES CLUB charity committee chairperson Cynthia Sefton (left) gives a check to Vinah- jalp representa- tive Helga Bjornsdottir (right) while Melanie Maxon, club president, looks on. Women's g similar ac :ou,pss^are: Interests tivities for At a luncheon meeting Tuesday, the Officers' Wives Club presented a check to Vinahjalp, an Icelandic social organi- zation. Club officers were also in- stalled at the meeting. Vinahjalp provides material and equipment contributions to handicapped children's homes and hospitals. For 18 years, organization members, who are part of diplomatic, interna- tional and military groups, have pro- duced handicrafts, ornaments, decora- tions, toys and baked goods to sell at their yearly Christmas bazaar at the Hotel Saga in Reykjavik. The organization works independently on its year-long project which leads up to its bazaar. The work provides a means of earning money for beneficial causes and gives the women a chance to meet women from other cultures and na- tionalities. The NATO base representation is headed by Mrs. Jean Bernstein, wife of Rear Admiral Karl J. Bernstein, Comman- der Iceland Defense Force. AFI sets NCOA, NCOL quotas Air Forces Iceland has issued quotas for the Air Defense Command NCO Academy (NCOA) and NCO Leadership School (NCOL) at Tyndall AFB, FL. Selection for at- tendance is competitive; all personnel considered must be a volunteer and meet further criteria. The NCOA is five weeks and the NCOL is three weeks. Attendance is in offi- cial temporary duty status. Call AFI Education and Training at 7723.

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