The White Falcon

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The White Falcon - 07.03.1980, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 07.03.1980, Blaðsíða 1
Keflavik, Iceland Volume 23, Number March 7, 1980 Local briefs Jumper is optional The traditional jumper style bell bottomed uniform is optional for wear by men in paygrades E1-E4 and for continued wear by those who had jumper uniforms when pro- moted to E-5. Effectively immediately, E-5 and below are authorized to wear the jumper style uniform on an optional basis. You may vote at 17 Did you know that you can reg- ister and apply for an absentee ballot even though you're only 17 at the time just so long as you will be 18 years old by election day? Even though you won't be 18 un- til the general election on Novem- ber 4, 1980, some states will even low you to vote in the primary ections while you're only 17 'ears old. Do not overlook the opportunity to vote in both the primary and general elections. In-service day is on Wednesday There will be no school for grades 7-12 on Wednesday, as the teachers have an in-service day. FILAM elects new officers The Filipino-American Associ- ation (FILAM) of Keflavik, Iceland elected new officers in a potluck meeting on last Sunday, March 2, 1980, at the Glacier Hut. Acting as chairman, the outgo- ing president, MSC Jun Bio, con- ducted the election through open nominations and secret balloting. The newly elected officers are: President---Master Chief Ted de la Cruz 1st Vice-President---Chief Bob Boyd 2nd Vice-President---Chief Jerome C. Bien Secretary---Norma Barroso Asst. Secretary---Ramona Tabalon Auditor---Petty Officer Jimmy Vil- lanueva Business Mgr.---Dave Ennist easurer---Tita Enriquez .0---Vivian Boyd, Ginny Serna gt.-at-Arms---Petty Officers Joe Abo, Oscar Diano, and John Serna. ^15 U! • Corrigan is picked for Rear Admiral The selection of Donald T. Corri- gan of Somerset, Mass., as Rear Ad- miral, United States Naval Reserve was approved by the President of the United States on November 30, 1979. In civilian life, he is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Slades Ferry Trust Company in Som- erset, Mass. He was one of two sur- face warfare officers on the list of 12 captains selected for "Flag" rank, by a Navy Selection Board in Washington, D. C. Born in Fall River, Mass., he en- listed in the Naval Reserve in 1947 and has maintained his affiliation with the Navy since then. An enlisted tour of duty preceded his graduation from Providence Col- lege where he earned an A.B. degree in Political Science and Interna- tional Relations in 1952. Recalled to active duty during the Korean War, he was commissioned an Ensign upon graduation from the U. S. Navy's Reserve Officer Candi- date Program. Rear Admiral Corrigan's most re- cent Naval Reserve assignment was Commander Iceland Defense Force, a reserve unit which augments an in- ternational command located in Ice- land . He has also been selected for special active duty assignments with the Office of Legislative Affairs, U. S. Navy; Chief of Naval Reserve and the Commandant of the Third Na- val District. In 1977, he was chosen to serve as Chief of Staff with a NATO Convoy A piece of history the NATO base The NATO base got a first hand look at a piece of history last week when the B-29 Razorback stopped over for three days before leaving for the Imperial War Museum in London. The Boeing Aircraft Company built the B-29 numbered 44-61748, at their Rinton Plant in Washington State in 1944. Released to the U.S. Army Forces on May 26, 1945, it was assigned to the 421st Base Unit of the 4th Air Force, Muroc Lake Army Air Field, California on June 1 that same year. In March of 1952 the Razorback was assigned to the 307th Bombard- ment Group, Far East Air Force, where it saw action in the Korean War. It was in Korea where Exercise called "Display Determina- tion." In May 1979, he was the recipient of the "Navy Commendation Medal," a highly prestigious award seldom pre- sented to Naval officers who are not on active duty. The citation recog- nize Corrigan's performance as in- spector general on the staff of Com- mander Naval Reserve Readiness Com- mand Region One, Newport, R. I. recently visited for a few days its nickname, the Razorback, was aquired when it was flown by a crew from Arkansas. Following the War it was repaired and modified and assigned as a Trainer B-29 to the 4750th Air De- fense Command Wing, Yuma County Air- port, Arizona. In November 1956 the aircraft was placed in storage at China Lake, Calif. It was used for one year as a target during the testing of a Navy weapons system. Fortunately it was never hit. In May 1978, a new employee at China Lake noticed the Razorback and set in motion a chain of events that was completed when it arrived at its final resting place in the Im- perial War Museum.

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