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The White Falcon - 22.02.1980, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 22.02.1980, Blaðsíða 1
Keflavik, Iceland Volume 23, Number 7 February 22, 1980 GMT1 FOSTER—accepts the Navy Achievement presented him by Capt. T. J. Keene of the Naval Station in a surprise ceremony held last Thursday. Petty Officer Foster, who has worked at the Detention Facility since his arrival in April, 1977, has been responsible for supervising the proces- sing of more than 24 personnel in a disciplinary status; among the other functions as Leading Petty Officer. (Photo courtesy of NavSta Photo Lab) State primary elections begin soon State primary elections are coming up very soon. Following is a schedule of state primary elec- tions which will occur in the next three months: March 18 Illinois, April 22 Pennsylvania, and in May are: Texas, District of Columbia, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Ore- gon, Puerto Rico, Arkansas, Idaho, and Kentucky primaries. The Federal Voting Assistance Office (FVAO) allows overseas per- sonnel to register to vote in their home state and receive ab- sentee ballots by filling out an application which is in postcard form. The FVAO has issued a new Federal Postcard Application form and these new forms should be a- vailable in the Legal Office, Bldg. T-170, in about two months. But the old forms are available and are still good to be used. However, a few states treat the older form only as a request for state registration forms and will send separate documents to be sub- mitted as a request for a ballot. Plan ahead and submit your ap- plication for a ballot or to reg- ister early. Use your vote; don't lose it. See your Departmental Voting Assistance Officer or the Naval Station Legal Office. USO to celebrate peanut month March will be National Peanut Month, and the USO will celebrate with an exhibition of "Peanuts and Goobers in Art". Starving Artists and artists are invited to create, "for peanuts", a work of art using peanuts in any form as a medium. Peanut sculpture, peanut col- lages, goober jewelry, peanut por- traits, peanut brittle boutique items, peanut butter finger paint- ing and peanut puppets are a few suggested art forms to be explored during the Keflavik USO Goober- philic Art Exhibition. Fred peanuts for art's sake, donated by the National Peanut Council of America, are available from Pat Lockwood at the USO. Foster receives surprise award Gunners Mate Technical First Class Harry E. Foster was awarded the Navy Achievement Thursday, Feb- ruary 14, in a surpris;'". ceremony by Captain Thomas J. Keene, commanding officer of the Naval Station. GMT1 Foster earned the award for "professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as Leading Petty Of- ficer of the CMAA/Detention Facility of the U.S. Naval Station from 1 November through 31 December 1979." The citation accompanying the a- ward praised his performance. "Petty Offirer Foster supervised the processing of more than 24 per- sonnel in a disciplinary status, and he functioned as a baliff for sever- al Air Force and Navy court-mar- tials, trained nine Air Force secur- ity personnel to function as guards at the Detention Facility, escorted six of the confined personnel to the Correctional Center in Philadelphia and continued to perform all duties of the Leading Petty Officer." He was further praised "continu- ing to maintain such high standards of performance and supervision" that the Chief of Naval Personnel's In- spector of Detention Facilities i- dentified the Keflavik Detention Facility "as the best of its type within the Navy organization." GMT1 Foster arrived in Keflavik in April 1977 and is scheduled to go to recruiting duty in St. Louis in April. Miss Bl ack America arrives March 1 A DOD/USO "Miss Black America Show" will be aboard the NATO base area Mar.n 1-5. Miss Black America, Varetta Shankle of Mississippi, and three atate winners will combine their special talents for a soul and disco musical along with dance num- bers. Their performance schedule will be: They will make a personal ap- pearance at the A. T. Mahan High School on Sunday, March 2 at noon, which will be hosted by The Afro A- merican Unity Club. Also a perform- ance on Sunday, March 2, at 6 p.m. in the Andrews Theater; on Monday, March 3, 7 p.m. at Rockville; on Tuesday, March 4, 11 a.m. at Grinda- vik; and a performance on Tuesday, March 4, 8 p.m. at the USO.

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