The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 04.04.1980, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 04.04.1980, Blaðsíða 1
Volume 23, Number 13 April 4, 1980 News briefs DOD claims limited because of flood Due to the volume of claims a- rislng from the flood damage at Point Mugu, Calif., Department of Defense fiscal year 1980 claim funds are expected to be depleted. Therefore, payment of all lo- cally filed claims for household goods loss or damage, automobile damage, etc., will be limited to hardship or emergency cases only. Claims that are not considered a hardship or emergency will contin- ue to be processed and payment made when funds become available. Taxi fare increases Effective tomorrow, the minimum taxi fare on the Agreed Area will increase from 1,200 KR to 1,500 KR. All other rates remain the same. Boy Scouts need counselors Keflavik Boy Scout Troop 364 needs qualified merit badge coun- selors. If you have a sound back- ground in one or more of the fol- lowing areas and are willing to devote a few hours per month to help young men develop new ideas and skills, please call 7495 or 4950 for more information. These are the areas counselors are need- ed for: safety, communications, first aid, sports, citizenship in the community/nation/world, swim- ming, stamp collecting and finger painting. Blafjoll ski trip offered The Tour Office is offering a one day skiing bus tour to Blaf- joll (Blue Mountains) on Saturday, April 12, which depends on weather conditions and participation. Sign-up for this ski trip will commence from Monday to noon on Friday. For more information call the Tour Office at 4200 or 4420. Recreation announces new hours The Recreation Department has new operating hours for Gear Issue and Family Services; Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday 4 to 8 p.m., and holidays 8 a.m. to noon.' Family Services has been relo- cated to Bldg. T-180. Their tele- phone number has been changed to 4554. Air Force aides their own The seventh annual Air Force As- sistance Fund (AFAF) Campaign is well underway, and members of the Air Force family are being asked to contribute to our three affiliates— the Air Force Enlisted Men's Widows and Dependents Home, the Air Force Aid Society and the Air Force Vil- lage. The funds contributed during the campaign will enable these charit- able organizations to continue with their important work. As we move into the 1980s, the affiliates will be striving to fur- ther expand their capabilities to serve Air Force members and their dependents. Both retirement vil- lages possess substantial waiting lists and additional facilities are urgently needed. The Air Force Aid Society is assisting record numbers of personnel and loan and grant out- lays are the highest in history. All contributions to the Air Force Assistance Fund will again be distributed as the giver designates. The use of the payroll deduction plan is being encouraged because of its convenience. In recent years Air Force people have contributed generously to the Air Force Assistance Fund. I am confident this past trend will carry forward into the present campaign and that, once again, our members will demonstrate, their "Commitment to Caring." I urge you to join with me in spreading the word. James M. McCoy Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force LIFE SAVING AWARD—Rear Admiral Richard A. Martini, Commander Ice- land Defense Force, recently pre- sented Captain Robert A. Gasser, Jr. the Navy Deterrent Patrol Insignia and citation for "professional a- achievement in the superior perfor- mance of his duties as medical of- ficer during a life saving situation aboard a Navy submarine." Dr. Gas- ser was helicopter-transferred from Iceland to the USS Ulysses S. Grant where he treated a crew member and avoided a crisis that could have taken his life. Dr.,Gasser is as- signed to the 57th FIS. At 1 a.m. on Friday, April 18, the triangle traffic will be changed to one way as follows: Drivers who are driving on Airport Avenue to- wards the airport terminal will drive on the right side of the tri- angle. When entering the Airport Avenue from the International high- way or from the airport terminal, drivers will use the left side of the triangle (by the taxi stand). Traffic signs will be posted ac- cordingly. Security and Icelandic police will monitor traffic and will advise drivers of the change;


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