The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 06.10.1978, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 06.10.1978, Blaðsíða 1
WhitePtFhlan Volume 34, Number 40 Keflavik, Iceland October 6, 1978 Center Base receives new facility for community President turns over new Leif Beginning this year, Columbus Day will officially become Leif Erikson Day by proclamation by President Jimmy Carter. The President designated each Oct. 9 as Leif Erikson Day when he made the proclamation Sept. 5. The proclamation is excerpted as follows: "Stories of brave men battling fearful odds fire our imaginations. We honor such men long after the memories of their adventures have been dimmed by time. So it is with Leif Erikson. His original discovery and explora- tion of North America was the su- preme achievement of a race of men who truly were the masters of the sea. His voyage enlarged mankind's horizons and pointed the way West for others who were to follow. Today we honor Leif Erikson, and in honoring him we also honor the human qualities of imagination, courage, and perseverance which characterize both his men of old and Americans of Scandinavian de- scent today." Last week a ribbon cutting was held at the newly completed Com- munity Center. Captain Thomas J. Keene, Commanding Officer Naval Station Keflavik, conducted the ceremony, accompanied by Rear Ad- miral C. C. Held, Commander Atlan- tic Division, Naval Facilities En- gineering Command. Construction of the buildine began in July 1977, and total con- Captain Thomas J. Keene, Commanding Officer Naval Station Keflavik, and Rear Admiral C. C. Heid, Commander Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, share ribbon- cutting duties with construction officials last week at the Commun- ity Center. (photo by PH3 Tom Wall) struction cost of the project was just under $600,000. The new facility is a rein- forced concrete building which will provide approximately 5,000 square feet of meeting rooms, kitchen, restroom facilities and office space in addition to a large multi-purpose room for dances, meetings or other commun- ity activities. Guests included Iceland State Architect Hordur Bjarnason, who provided design suggestions for the building; Vilhjalmur Arnasson, Chairman of the Board, Iceland Prime Contractors, which was re- sponsible for construction of the facility; Naval Station Public Works Officer Commander R. Heine, who will maintaining the facil- ity and Resident Officer in Charge of Construction Lieutenant Com- mander Alec T. Pringle, who ad- ministered the construction con- tract. The center is expected to begin operating Oct. 16. Further infor- mation concerning rooms and reser- vations may be obtained by calling Mrs. Melinda Witt at 4559. Major Jack Morris, a former EC-121 pilot, flying the E-3A, re- ceives a version of "the Future AWACS" from Captain Jerry Crozier, an EC-121 pilot during the EC- 121 deactivation ceremonies. mmmmmmnmam 1 mi my- «sgp m ..." Mm ¦i. ~'

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