The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 16.06.1978, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 16.06.1978, Blaðsíða 1
AWACS aircraft named 'Sentry' "Sentry" is the new popular name se- lected for the E-3A aircraft formally known as the Airborne Warning and Con- trol System (AWACS). The 532d Airborne Warning and Control System Wing Detach- ment Two, is presently setting up oper- ations at Naval Station Keflavik for the arrival of the 'Sentury'aircraft later this year. The Sentry is designed to perform the dual role of controlling aircraft for tactical operations and air defense. The Sentry is a modified Boeing 707 airframe which houses sophisticated radar and control equipment to track enemy air- craft movements and, if necessary direct friendly aircraft in response. The distinguishing visible character- istic between the Sentry and its earlier counterpart is a 30-foot rotating radome called a rotodome, mounted above the aft fuselage. The rotodome contains radar, identification and communications anten- nas. These antennas provide the Sen- try's 17 crew-members a 360-degree sur- veillance and control capability. The Sentry's sophisticated radar sys- tem can detect and track both high and low-flying aircraft at distances well beyond national borders. If it becomes apparent that airspace may be violated, the E-3A can provide command and control for fighter interceptors launched against the targets. WhitePtFalcon Volume 34, Number 24 Keflavik, Iceland June 16,1978 Det. 14 saves seaman Detachment 14 was credited in saving an injured Icelandic seaman early Monday morning. The seaman was suffering from a severe blow to the head inflicted by a fall, while on a Icelandic"trawler north of Hofn radar station. The Iceland Rescue Association noti- fied Air Forces Iceland's operational Control Center of the man's condition late Saturday night. Detachment 14 was informed the injured seaman would be transferred from his vessel to a nearby airport. An HH-3-E Jolly Green Giant piloted by Lieutenant Colonel Campbel, Det. 14's Commander, took off from Kef- lavik to pick-up the injured man and get him to a hospital in Reykjavik. The rescue crew arrived at 2:15 Sun- day morning and transferred the injured man from an ambulance to a helicopter. The HH-3-E was in Reykjavik by 6 a.m. and the seaman was transferred to a wai- ting ambulance. Air Force Rescue 2-21, was also a part of the rescue operation. The HC- 130 aircraft and her crew belong to the 129 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery squad- ron, Hayward Air National Guard, and are in Iceland on a temporary basis. Sunday morning's rescue operation was counted as a save for the crews of both the HH-3-E and the HC-1-30. It was the fifth save for Det. 14 this year. USO show starts Monday The U.S.O. Show, "Sunshine Express," will be performing in Keflavik Monday through Thursday. Sunshine Express is a group with a winning combination of experience and success. The outstanding talent of two women and six men make Sunshine Ex- press an exciting, professional show group. Accompanying their vocals, whether solo or ensemble, are a bass and elec- tric guitar, percussion and two horns. Occasionally, members of the group will double on piano, various horns and hand instruments to enhance variety. Sunshine Express opens their show with a light sunshine medley. They touch on the widely popular country and western genre, salute the big band era of the 40's and feature the nostalgic rock and roll of the 50's. Youth Center donation Why not plan now on attending one of the following performances? Monday, June 19 2 p.m.- Grindavik 7 p.m.- Andrews Theater Tuesday, June 20 11 a.m.- Rockville 8 p.m.- Top of the Rock Wednesday, June 21 11 a.m.- H-3 9 p.m.- Officers' Club Thursday, June 22 9 p.m.- The Windbreaker Kiwanis gives support Last week the Kiwanis Club presented a $1,000 check to Sally Ryan, Youth Center director. Mrs. Ryan said the cheCK would be used for.Youth Center summer camp at Hvitarbakki Lodge. She also in- dicated the money would help offset the price paid by base families for camp. Four sessions are planned: two ses- sions for teenagers, June 18-22 and Au- gust 13-17. Two sessions for children ages eight through 12 and will be held July 9-13 and July 30 through August 3. Based on the Kiwanis Club's donation, the cost of this year's camp sessions will be $20 which includes food, trans- portation, swimming and horseback riding. Mrs. Ryan emphasized donation allows the Youth Center to offer the sessions for approximately 50 per cent of last year's cost, Kiwanis Club Bru is an .international service organization and the largest of 33 such organizations scattered around Iceland. The name "Bru" stands for bridge, the club symbol. Its objective is to create a bridge of understanding between the area Icelandic and American communities. To support this objective, Kiwanis Club Bru has donated about $7,500 to various community projects this year. Besides the Youth Center, Bru is supporting the following projects in 1978: equipment for an Icelandic hospi- tal, guided tour of the communtiy for retarded and senior Icelandic citizens, video equipment for an Icelandic church, creative playground in Keflavik, a talk- ing library for the blind, pendant traf- fic safety reflectors for base distri- bution and contributing to a handicap fund. The club has also contributed to Boy Scouts, Explorer Troop 364, Girl Scouts, an A.T. Mahan High School schol- arship, a foster child in Borneo and an Icelandic minister for the retarded to attend school in the United States. Kiwanis Club Bru has approximately 60 Icelandic and American members. Club Officers include, Jon Gudmundsson, pres- ident, Commander Bruce Maxon, vice pres- ident, Captain Hal Wells, secretary and George Stroebel, treasurer. Commander Dave Hilty will be the club president next year. Basketball in June? (See story on page three) Webster registration set Registration for Webster College Master of Arts Program in Management and Human Relations will be held at the Navy Campus, Building 638, until June 23. A five dollar late fee will be charged after the 23rd. Students will be enrolling for two courses for Fall I semester. New stu- dents can enroll in the continuing pro- gram during any registration period and complete the degree in one year. For more information call 6226 or 7795.

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