The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 25.08.1978, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 25.08.1978, Blaðsíða 1
Annual home Beginning Monday, the annual home fire prevention program will start in T base housing, a Naval Station Fire De- partment spokesman states, j To kick off the inspection series, an ' introduction will be aired on NBS Chan- * nel 4 at 7 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. ' The series, which is designed to explore and prevent fire hazards, will also in- clude the Exit Drill in the Home Program (Operation "EDITH"). NBS Radio 1484 and Channel 4 will air •ial announcements daily to remind kants of the next day's inspection tie. "e White Falcon will also publish a weekly inspection schedule. Fire Department officials will call each household between 5 and 7 p.m. the night before scheduled inspections so that occupants may adjust their rou- tine. Fire prevention films are also scheduled for airing on Channel 4 to inform base residents of fire safety and prevention. Visiting fire inspectors will dis- cuss and issue fire escape planning material to base families. Additional- ly, inspectors will assist in imple- menting a fire escape plan to use during Operation "EDITH". Operation "EDITH" is planned to occur Oct. 9 at 5:20 p.m. A siren will be sounded at 5:30 to indicate an "all out" exer- cise . As a followup to the inspection series, Fire Chief Sveinn Eiriksson will send letters to base families. These letters will detail the inspec- tion results with recommended changes. Automatic smoke detectors installed in "pre-fab" buildings and semi-perma- nent housing will be tested and bat- teries replaced as needed. Smoke detec- tors installed downstairs will be re- moved , leaving only one smoke detector on the second floor of each apartment. The removed smoke detectors will be placed in other family quarters, start- ing with the 670 housing area. Stickers that indicate where children or invalids may be expected to sleep will be affixed to appropriate places during this year's home inspection. Naval Station family quarters will be inspected the first week as follows: MONDAY 9:30 a.m. to noon: Bldg. 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Bldg. 1004, 1005, 1006. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Bldg. 1007, 1008, 1031. 9:30 a.m. 1034. TUESDAY to noon: Bldg. 1032, 1033, im underway 1 p.m. to 3:30p.m.: Bldg. 1035, 1036, 1037. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Bldg. 1038, 1039, 1040. WEDNESDAY 9:30 a • m. to noon: Bldg. 1041, 1042, 1043, 1047. 1 p.m. to 3:30p.m.: Bldg. 1044, 1045. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Bldg. 1046, 1048, 1049. THURSDAY 9:30 a ¦m. to noon: Bldg. 1050, 1051, 1053. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Bldg. 1052, 1054. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Bldg. 1055, 1056, 1057. SEPT. 1 9:30 a .m. to noon: Bldg. 1058, 1060, 1061. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Bldg. 1059, 1062. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Bldg. 1063, 1064. Volume 34, Number 34 Keflavik, Iceland August 25, 1978 Icelandic Ambassador gives praise Defense Superior Service RAdm Bernstein awarded medal Rear Admiral Karl J. Bernstein has been awarded the Defense Superior Ser- vice Medal, the United States' sixth highest military award, for his service as Commander Iceland Defense Force. The presentation was made Aug. 18 by Vice Admiral George E. R. Kinnear II, Commander Naval Air Force, U.f». Atlantic Fleet, when RAdm. Bernstein was relieved as Commander Iceland Defense Force by Rear Admiral Richard A. Martini. Admiral Bernstein commanded the Defense Force from August 1976 to August 1978. The citation accompanying the award praised Admiral Bernstein for "excep- tionally superior service." Citing his "dynamic leadership and statesmanship", He was praised for main- taining the Defense Force "at the high- est level of readiness." He was further praised for contribut- ing "directly to the enhancement of rela- tions between the Governments of the United States and Iceland by encouraging and personally involving himself in un- precedented intergovernmental communica- tion" and by "ensuring the timely imple- mentation of United States military ob- ligations under intergovernmental agree- ments." RAdm. Bernstein's next assignment will be as Commandant Naval District of Washington, DC.^ REAR ADMIRAL KARL J. BERNSTEIN (left) receives the Defense Superior Service Medal, presented by Vice Admiral George E. R. Kinnear II, Commander Naval Air Force, US Atlantic Fleet. Assisting is Rear Admiral Richard A. Martini. (See related pictures on page 2) (photo by PHAN Kirk Fasking) COC ceremony hails Capt Keene - blesses Capt Weir Highlighting the Naval Station change of command Tuesday, Ambassador Pall A. Tryggvason, guest speaker, praised Cap- tain Jack T. Weir for his efforts to beautify the base during the past two years. The ceremony marked the first day of KLity for Captain Thomas J. Keene, Com- ander Naval Forces Iceland/Commanding Officer Naval Station Keflavik. Captain Jack T. Weir will report to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Wash- ington, DC. Ambassador Tryggvason thanked the captain on behalf of the Icelandic com- munity for his work to eliminate base eyesores such as old quonset huts, de- bris and even World War II remnants. In his remarks, the ambassador stated that the occasion was the first time that an Icelander had been invited to speak at a change of command in Ice- land. Furthermore, the ambassador then stressed that Capt. Weir had always striven to promote mutual admiration and goodwill, regardless of personal differences, as co-chairman of the Ice- landic-American Defense Council. The ambassador also emphasized Capt. Weir's leadership, devotion to duty and personal concern for the welfare of all for whom he was responsible. Having recently received the Ice- landic Order of the Falcon for outstand- ing achievement, Capt. Weir restated that he had used "every ounce of energy" to uphold each individual on the Naval Station. Capt. Weir summed up his re- marks by stressing the fellowship that he has shared with everyone during his tenure here. Secondly, he expressed his appreciation for the competent leadership that supported him during his tour. Dignitaries who attended the cere- mony include the American Ambassador to Iceland James J. Blake, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Af- fairs Hurthur Helgason, Rear Admiral Julian J. Thomas, DC, Inspector General and Rear Admiral Richard A. Martini, Commander Iceland Defense Force. i in H HI _3 mill 5 T * 11 1 • i ' Vet * ^4 im oil **\.vt L_„........ • CAPTAIN THOMAS J. KEENE relieves Captain Jack T. related pictures on page 2.) Weir. (See AMBASSADOR PALL A. TRYGGVASON addresses the Naval Station change of command. (photos by PH3 Jesse Williams)

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