The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 24.11.1978, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 24.11.1978, Blaðsíða 1
CFC results: $38,605.40 collected 58 per cent participation •.Tallies from CFC key persons w that 58% of the military and civilian personnel on station par- ticipated in the 1979 Combined Fed- eral Campaign Overseas Area, which closed Oct. 31. A total of $38,605.40 was collected or al- lotted during the campaign and 1,721 NATO Base members partici- pated. Breaking the total down by command, Iceland Defense Force had an 80 percent participation rate with 66 people donating $2,111.00. Naval Station raised $20,220.10 with 789 people (49 per cent) .Exchange announces new Christmas shopping hours With only 25 more shopping days until Christmas, the Navy Exchange has announced that beginning tomor- row the Main Retail Store will expand its Saturday hours from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The Ex- change will continue operating on the new Saturday schedule until Christmas. The Exchange will also be holding some special shopping nights during December. On Friday, Dec. 1, "Doe Night" (Ladies Night) will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. "Stag Night" will be held on Dec. 8, from 6-8 p.m. and children will have their night of shopping on Dec. 15, from 6-8 p.m. when Children's Night is held. On these nights numerous special events will be held which will be announced in future editions of the White Falcon. The Exchange will be conducting a 'Pre-Christmas' stereo demonstra- tion during the week of Dec. 5-9. Factory representatives for all of the stereo products carried in the Exchange will be available to dem- onstrate their equipment. LAYAWAY PICKUP The Exchange has announced that because of limited space in the Lay- away Department patrons are requested to meet their scheduled payment dates on layaway orders. If payments are not made on time the Exchange will be canceling the orders. Hampered by snow donating. Air Forces Iceland had 737 people (70 percent) donate $14,081.30 and Commander Fleet Air Keflavik had 129 (60 percent) do- nate $2,193.00. Notified of the final results, representatives of the 17 National Health Agencies, the American Red Cross, and the 13 International Service Agencies have expressed great appreciation for this evidence of humanitarian concern. The Overseas CFC is the only regular on-the-job solicitation authorized by DoD which enables Americans assigned overseas to help support the work of these voluntary health and welfare agencies which serve millions of persons around the world. In a message released by ComlceDefFor CFC Chairman Lieu- tenant Colonel K. H. Ricks said, "The efforts of the project officers and keymen are greatly appreciated. The generous dona- tions by Defense Force members will go a long way in aiding participa- ting agencies which contribute so much to the improvement of our health, morale, and welfare and to- ward a stronger bond of internation- al friendship. Thank you for your support." Det. 14 rescues two Detachment 14 chalked up the twelfth and thirteenth saves of 1978 last week with the medical evacuation of two Icelanders. The week began with Iceland Defense Force receiving a re- quest for assistance from the Icelandic Lifesaving Association on Monday. A young fisherman from the eastern coast of Iceland had suffered a stroke aboard his vessel and required immediate evacuation to the medical facilities in Reyk- javik. Air Force Rescue 717, the 'Jolly Green Giant' helicopter, was launched in response to the request at 2:40 p.m. King 50, the HC-130 on alert here from the 67th Aero- space Rescue and Recovery Squadron at RAF Woodbridge, UK, was diverted from a training mission in the lo- cal area to accompany the 'Jolly' on the mission. The mission in large part was un- eventful, with the helicopter arriv- ing on scene at Nordfjordur airport at 5:45 p.m., just as the fishing boat was pulling into the harbor at nearby Neskaupstadur. The man was transferred from the boat to an am- bulance and then to the helicopter, where he came under the scrutiny of SA Jay Smith and A1C Dave Donaldson, Det 14 pararescuemen, and Major Rob- ert Ingle, the attending flight sur- geon. The return flight was routine, until rescue forces encountered, heavy snow showers in the vicinity of the Vestmann Islands. Due to the lack of adequate navigational aids and the possibility of icing in the clouds, Air Force Rescue 717 was forced to fly 150 feet above the beach in an attempt to find its way home. 'RESCUE' Continued on page 8

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