The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 08.09.1978, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 08.09.1978, Blaðsíða 1
WhiteJ^Fahm Volume 34, Number 36 Keflavik, Iceland September 8, 1978 r CNO stops at Keflavik Admiral Thomas B. Haywnrd, Chief of Naval Operations, and his wife, Peggy, visited Keflavik Wednesday. While at Keflavik, the CNO toured the Operations Control Center and ^the Naval Facility. Upon his ar- rival , the admiral was greeted by- Rear Admiral Richard A. Martini, Commander Iceland Defense Force, Captain Thomas J. Keene, Command- ing Officer Naval Station Kefla- vik, Colonel J. C. Davis, IDF Chief of Staff, and Deputy Charge of Mission David P. N. Christensen. NS Fire Dept. outlines EDITH With family quarters fire in- spections in full swing, the Naval Station Fire Department is prepar- ing for Operation "EDITH" (Exit Drill in the Home). Operations "EDITH" is scheduled for Oct. 9 at 5:30 p.m. Four fire engines, manned bv two firemen each, will cruise the housing areas during the all-out exercise. Fire Department officials ex- plain that EDITH is a plan to save your life in case of fire. Famil- ies are urged not to wait for smoke and fire to surprise them. Early planning is suggested. The key to the success of the Operation EDITH is to discuss and plan ahead. Residents are asked to sit down with their families to make step-by-step plans for emergency fire escape. Occupants should diagram two routes to the outside from all rooms, but es- pecially from bedrooms. Then, families should select a place outdoors for everyone to meet for roll call. WELCOMING the Chief of Naval Operations, Rear Admiral Richard A. Martini, Com- mander Iceland Defense Force, (middle) and Captain 'Thomas J: Keene, Com- manding Officer Naval Station Keflavik, (right) greet Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, (photo by PH3 Tom Nail) Transmitter Site holds open house Sunday, Grindavik Transmitter Site personnel hosted approximately 175 townspeople from Grindavik in a "Grindavik Appreciation Day". The children were treated to cartoons, magic tricks and a full- length Walt Disney movie. Special guests who attended the event include the Mayor of Grinda- vik Eirikur Alexandersson, Grinda- vik Chief of Police Gudfinnur J. Bergsson, Fire Chief Magnus Ingolfsson as well as five members of the Grindavik Town Council and their families. Captain J. D. Laurance, Comman- ding Officer U. S. Naval Communi- cation Station, Iceland, shared in cutting a specially prepared and decorated cake together with the mayor, chief of police and trans- mitter site officer. The mayor and site officer ex- plained in both Icelandic and English that this event was held to express gratitude and apprecia tion for the willing assistance and cooperation given to site personnel by the volunteer fire department, policemen and towns- people of Grindavik. A cold cut buffet was served along with assorted beverages. Afterwards, a guided tour of the facility was conducted with an explanation of the site's purpose. Icelandic/American folk sing- ing concluded the day's festiv- ities . The Officer-in-Charge of the transmitter site is CW02 Francis Keller.

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