The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 22.09.1978, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 22.09.1978, Blaðsíða 1
WhiieJ^Fakon Volume 34, Number 38 Koflavik, Iceland September 22, 1978 Mail early - avoid Christmas rush According to the Naval Station Post Office, addressees will receive their Christmas mail before Christ- mas day if articles are mailed from FPO New York 09571 no later than the following dates: East Coast Letters/Cards Priority Parcels KL Parcels SAM/Surface Parcels Letters/Cards Priority Parcels PAL Parcels -Delivery- Dec. 17 Dec. 13 Dec. 6 Central U.S. -Delivery- Dec. 16 Dec. 12 SAM/Surface Parcels Letters/Cards Priority Parcels PAL Parcels SAM/Surface Parcels Dec. 5 West Coast -Delivery- Dec. 16 Dec. 12 Dec. 4 General guidelines: surface parcels should be mailed from Oct. 15, no later than Nov. 10. SAM parcels and voice recordings should be mailed from Oct. 20 to no later than Nov. 25. PAL parcels should be mailed from Oct. 30 to no later than Nov. 30. Letters/cards and priority parcels should be mailed VP-5 begins deployment To begin its Keflavlk deploy- ment, Patrol Squadron Five, alias "The Mad Foxes", arrived in Iceland yesterday. Homeported at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL, the squadron uses the Lockheed P-3C "Orion" aircraft. Headed by Commander W. R. CDR W. R. SPEARMAN Spearman, VP-5 commanding officer, the squadron is beginning its 11th deployment to Keflavik. The departure from Jacksonville marks the end of 11 months of mis- sion training and aircraft main- tenance by the "Mad Foxes". From NAS Jacksonville, the squadron has deployed to Bermuda, Sicily, Spain, the Azores, Puerto Rico, Iceland, Newfoundland and the Philippines. During this time, the "Mad Foxes" received the Battle Efficiency "E" in 1951, 1952 and 1958. VP-5 aided in recovering Ameri- ca's first astronaut, Commander Alan B. Shepard Jr., May 5, 1961. In April 1977, the "Mad Foxes" journeyed to Naval Air Facility Sigonella, Sicily, where the squadron supported the North At- lantic Treaty Organization and the United States Sixth Fleet. The squadron participated in major anti-submarine warfare ex- ercises; Dawn Patrol, National Week XXIII, Sharem XXIII and Anti-Submarine Warfare Week. from Nov. Dec. 13. 30 until no later than Information: From Dec. 1 to Dec. 26 bulk mailing of pamphlets, books, forms and other printed mat- ter will be withheld from the mail by the United States Postal Service wherever possible. Such matter seriously interferes with expedi- tious handling of holiday mail. The Post Office states that pa- trons should "mail early" and avoid the last minute rush which not only slows the system but also causes unnecessary waiting in line at the Post Office and extra work on the base postal personnel who are already busy during the holiday mailing period. The expertise with which VP-5 aircrews performed their mis- sions resulted in Commander Six- th Fleet presenting the "Mad Foxes" the "Hook-Em" award for "ASW operational proficiency and excellence." Exchanges were conducted with maritime squadrons of the United Kingdom and France; one P3-C "Orion" was displayed at major air shows in Germany and Italy.

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