The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 18.08.1978, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 18.08.1978, Blaðsíða 1
RAdm Bernstein relieved in ceremony today RAdm Martini takes over IDF command Rear Admiral Richard A. Martini will relieve Rear Admiral Karl J. Bernstein as Commander Iceland Defense Force (IDF) in a change of command ceremony today at 11 a.m. in Hangar 831. RADM Bernstein, who assumed command of IDF in August 1976, has been ordered to Washington, DC to serve as Comman- dant Naval District Washington. Previously, RADM Martini served as the deputy manager, Anti-Submarine War- fare Systems Project, Naval Material Command, Washington. In addition to the IDF command, the admiral will become Island Commander Iceland, Commander Fleet Air Keflavik, Commander Iceland Sector Anti-Submarine Warfare Group and Commander Fleet Air Wing Northern Atlantic. Guest speakers for the change of command will be The Honorable James J. Blake, U. S. Ambassador to Iceland, and Vice Admiral George E. R. Kinnear II, Commander Naval Air Force, U. S. Atlan- tic Fleet. RADM Martini was born Jan. 15, 1932, in Norway, MI. A member of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Utah, he received his commission upon graduation in 195A. He then entered flight training at Pensacola, FL, and was designated a naval aviator in January 1956. He was assigned to Naval Air Com- mand, Corry and whiting Fields, FL, as a flight instructor in T-28 air- craft. In 1958, he was assigned to Patrol Squadron Six at Naval Air Station Barbers Point, HI. After com- pleting a course of instruction at the Naval Applied Science Laboratory in 1961, he was Commander Fleet Air Wing Two staff at NAS Barbers Point. In 1963, RADM Martini was assigned to Air Development Squadron One. After at- tending the Armed Forces Staff College in 1965, he reported to Patrol Squadron 10, Naval Air Station Brunswick, ME. There his duties included safety offi- cer, operations officer and officer-in- charge of an Argentia, Newfoundland, de- tachment. He also participated in de- ployments to Iceland, the Azores, Spain and Bermuda. During his tour with Patrol Squadron 24, where he reported in 1968, RADM Martini became executive officer. In December 1969, he became VP-24's com- manding officer. He returned to Wash- ington in 1971 and served in the Office of Program Appraisal, Office of the Secretary of the Navy until August 1971. RADM Martini reported to Patrol Squadron 30 as commanding !officer from October 1972 until October 1973. Com- pleting his tour with VP-30, he served as P-3C Program Coordinator in the of- fice of the Chief of Naval Operations until becoming Commander Patrol Wing 11 in March 1975. He was assigned to the Naval Material Command in October 1976. He is authorized to wear the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation and the National Defense Medal. RADM Martini is married to the former Janet Fretwell of Ogden, UT. They have three children: Kenneth, Steven and Catherine. Vlhitef^Fcdan Volume 34, Number 33 Keflavik, Iceland August 18, 1978 Capt Keene relieves Capt Weir in Tuesday ceremony Captain Thomas J. Keene will relieve Captain Jack T. Weir as Commander Naval Forces Iceland/Commanding Officer Naval Station Keflavik at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hangar 885. Having served in Iceland since Sep- tember 1976, Capt. Weir will be assigned to the Pentagon in Washington, DC, as Head of the Command and Control and Com- munications Systems Branch, Navy Depart- ment. Ambassador Pall A. Tryggvason will be the guest speaker for the change of com- mand. He was appointed ambassador Jan. 1, 1977. The ambassador also is Chief of the Defense Division and Icelandic Chairman of the Defense Council. Capt. Keene, a native of Los Angeles, began his naval career as an aviation cadet in January 1954 in the jet attack training program. He completed flight training, having been designated a naval aviator in May 1955. Early in his career he was assigned to Fighter Squadron 63, later redesig- nated Attack Squadron 22, homeported at Naval Air Station Alameda, CA. While stationed with VA-22, he completed two western Pacific cruises on the USS Shangri La and the USS Midway, flying F9F-8 and FJ-4B aircraft. Entering the patrol aviation com- munity in 1962, Capt. Keene deployed to Kodiak and Adak, AK, and Iwakuni, Japan as Patrol Plane Commander in the SP-2H "Neptune" with Patrol Squadron Two, homeported at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA. The latter deployment included oper- ational flights in Southeast Asia in Operation Market Time, beginning in March 1965. From July 1968 to June 1969, Capt. Keene served as plans officer in Fleet Air Wing 10, deploying to Sangley Point, Philippines and Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. In 1970, Capt. Keene was executive officer and later commanding officer of Patrol Squadron 22, iioiaeporteu at Naval Air Station Barbers Point, HI, while flying P-3B aircraft. Deploy- ments in VP-22 included Okinawa as well as detachment operations in Utapao, Thailand. Base roads get repaving More than $500,000 is expected to be allocated this year for new asphalt paving for some Naval Station streets, according to Lieutenant Ronald R. Hudson, Assistant Public Works Offi- cer. The project, which will stretch into a two-year construction before final completion, is being directed by the Iceland Prime Contractor. A "lay down" machine measures the correct thickness of the asphalt. Rollers then compress the asphalt. Based on vehicle traffic patterns, a one and a half inch leveling course is laid down. On the other hand, a two-inch overlay is sometimes used to build up a more frequently congested area. Work began Monday on International Highway from the old Mini-Mart to the Iceland Defense Force Headquarters. Further paving was in progress this week from the IDF Bldg. to the Public Works Department, including parking lots in housing. The Naval Station Chapel parking lot is also scheduled for paving soon. The current paving construction is slated for completion by early Septem- ber. Before majoring in engineering sci- ence at the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, CA, Capt. Keene earned a bach- elor of science degree in education at the University of Kansas. He then served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon as contingency plans officer and later was the patrol aviation training officer on the staff of Commander, Naval Air Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet. Capt. Keene was graduated from the Naval War College, Newport RI, where he concurrently earned a master of science degree in international affairs from George Washington University. Following Norwegian language train- ing at the Foreign Service Institute in Washington, DC, Capt. Keene attended the Royal Norwegian Defense College in Oslo, Norway. His last assignment was as Assistant Chief of Staff, Plans and Policy Divi- sion at Headquarters, Allied Forces Northern Europe, Kolsaas, Norway. Capt. Keene's decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Unit Commendation. Cam- paign and service medals include the Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and National Defense Medal. The captain is married to the former Mary Woodbury of Leona, WI, and Oak- land, CA. They have three girls: Linda, Sandra and Holly. . : ; ¦ PAVING CREWS LAY DOWN asphalt on Vesturbraut near the Naval Station Chapel Tuesday.

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