The White Falcon

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The White Falcon - 15.02.1980, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 15.02.1980, Blaðsíða 1
Fire Department earns most coveted award The Naval Station Fire Department has been awarded the most coveted fire prevention prize the North A- merican continent has to offer, the National Fire Prevention Association 1980 Grand Award. Competing against 496 military and civilian fire departments from all over the United States and Canada, Fire Chief Sveinn R. Eiriksson's team took top honors in the "Learn Not To Burn" compe- tition—an achievement which carries a $2000 cash prize. The award was won for the Fire Station's year-round fire prevention and escape planning program for the Naval Station's resident community. The campaign had three parts: public education in home fire safe- ty; participation of all residents in Operation EDITH (Exit Drills in the Home); and the installation, testing and maintenance of smoke de- tectors in each anarfment—performed by personnel of the Navy Fire De- partment. The crowning glory of the plan was its effectiveness. For the full year covered by the program there were no fires in any home at the Keflavik Naval Station. See award on page 3 Keflavik, Iceland Volume 23, Number 6 February 15, 1980 Local briefs New hours for shipment counseling/scheduling The Household Goods Office has recently changed the hours for shipment counseling and scheduling will be as follows: Monday 10 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday 10 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday—closed. Thursday 10 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday—closed. With the new hours the counsel- ors will be able to devote more time to the individual's situation and it is felt there will be no decrease in the amount of service provided. There also has been a change in the household goods shipment process, which now allows a per- son to obtain a projected assign- ment to quarters date and begin the shipment process of household goods to Iceland. This should cut the waiting tim<» involved and greatly improve morale. New Dental sick call hours Commencing on Tuesday, Dental sick call will be on Monday- Fri- day for active duty military from 8 to 9 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. For dependents, Dental sick call is Monday - Friday 1 to 2 p.m. JO tag inspection The annual Icelandic mandatory inspection of JO tagged motor veh- icles is ongoing from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Thursdays, and it is important to be on time. In- spections of the vehicles are at the NEX Car Wash, Bldg. T-507. See page two for JO Inspection Sched- ule. Same people repeat ceremony 8 years later Eight years ago last Friday Staff Sgt. Ed Winkelseth was reenlisted by Major Bruce Ware, while they were both astraddle on a "forest penetra- tor" recovery device. The recovery device was suspended from the hoist of a hovering HH-3E helicopter. Both were assigned to the 1600 Cvn- solidated Support Group, Clark Air Force Base, the Republic of the Philippines in 1972. At that time Staff Sgt. Winkel- seth was a flight mechanic, and Maj. Ware was the Group Standardization Officer. But on Wednesday, Feb. 6, LtCol. Ware once again administered the oath of enlistment to Senior Master Sgt. Winkelseth. LtCol. Ware is Det 14's Commander, and Senior Master Sgt. Winkelseth is his Maintenance Superintendent. The second reenlistment ceremony was much more sedate but nonethe- less official. Mail service SECOND TIME AROUND—Senior Master Sgt. Ed Winkelseth was reenlisted by Lt.Col. Bruce Ware for the second time recently. Story at left. "Ain't what it used to be n There's one thing for certain. Mail service ain't what it used to be. In our case, "Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow..." doesn't apply. During past months, the mail ser- vice has been irregular. This has been the result of several factors. A reduction of available mail flights as well as a Fleet Post Of- fice manpower shortage in New York are the two main reasons. According to postal officials here, there is an indication that some incoming mail from January is missing and It is being traced. Postal personnel in New York as well as Atlantic Fleet headquarters in Norfolk are also aware of Keflavik mail situation and may be able to find a solution. Currently mail is received here four" times a week and departs Mon- days, Fridays, and Saturdays. The Naval Station has asked that mail formerly routed through Copenhagen from the states be discontinued be- cause of the numerous mail receipt and tracing problems that have come from that route. Mail coming to the Defense Force through the Fleet Post Office in New York has been delayed two weeks or more in some cases. According to Atlantic Fleet headquarters postal officials investigating this situa- see Ain't what it used to be on page 2

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