The White Falcon

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The White Falcon - 06.06.1980, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 06.06.1980, Blaðsíða 1
Keflavik, Iceland Volume 23, Number 22 June 6, 1980 News briefs SecNav authorizes new sea service ribbon Secretary of the Navy, Edward Hidalgo recently authorized a new sea service ribbon. The new rib- bon recognizes the arduous nature of sea duty with its attendant de- ployments. It will be awarded to those officers and enlisted per- sonnel of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Cuard who serve 12 months (consecutive or cumulative) of sea duty or duty with the Fleet Marine Force (FMF) and who meet deployment criteria. For purposes of the new award, "Sea Duty" is defined as duty per- formed in commissioned vessels or activities in an active status based in the U. S. or overseas which may operate away from their homebase/homeport for extended riods. The beginning date of eligibi- ty for the award is August 15, 1974. This coincides with the terminal eligibility date for the National Defense ribbon. Personnel assigned to U. S. homeported units (including Hawaii or Alaska) must accumulate 12 months of sea duty at FMF duty to include at least 90 consecutive days as a deployed unit to quali- Tour offered June 14 The Tour Office will offer a trip to Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss on June 14, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. To sign up for the tour call or stop by the Tour Office. Tops In Blue to perform This year's two hour 1980 TOPS IN BLUE performance is entitled "Music of America." The show will perform at Andrews Theatre June 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. The show will take you on a mu- sical journey across America. Un- matched i- musical variety and geared to entertain everyone, it ill be a show that the whole fam- will enjoy. The performance sponsored by the Air Force, and entertainers are Air Force personnel. Mass casualty plan is tested In a joint venture or cooperation between Icelandic - American author- ities, a drill simulating an air- craft crash was activated on May 29 at 3:02 p.m. The procedures for the drill were developed after two years of planning and hard work. The scenario involved a civilian airliner with 150 passengers onboard which had a simulated crash landing at the end of one of the runways. There were 75 Icelanders and 75 A- merleans who volunteered as the in- jured passengers. Nearly 5,000 people took time off from their jobs and went to their assigned location in response to the drill. The control tower initiated the mass casualty drill. Upon arrival to the crash site firemen evacuated 60 percent cf the passengers from the wreckage to a safe area before additional help arrived. The Fire Department also set up a control en- try point and put out the fire in and around the aircraft. An on scene command post at the crash site was established. Securi- ty personnel, stretcher bearers, Ma- rines, and volunteers from surround- ing communities arrived at the crash scene to assist the injured passeng- ers. At the primary triage site the Medical Officer ascertained those passengers in need of immediate aid, and the medics treated any initial injuries. The casualitles were transported from the primary triage to the sec- ondary triage, which is located at the Fire Station where a more de- tailed diagnosis is determined for each patient. All the casualties were transported from the primary to secondary triage in one hour and 22 minutes. Then the patients were transported to one of the area hos- pitals for further medical treat- ment. The plan was established to set forth the initial response and guidelines to be followed in the e- vent of an aircraft crash occuring within Keflavik Airport area. The purpose of the Keflavik Airport Mass Casualty Recovery Plan is to save lives and preserve property. The plan was established in segments and was refined as it was developed. The event was witnessed by the U. S. Navy Combined Fire Marshals', Fire Chiefs', and Fire Officers' Training Conference participants during their recent visit to the NATO base. See mass casualty page 4 IN THIS SIMULATED crash, Naval Station firemen are thoroughly foaming down a smoking aircraft as one of the early steps in the Keflavik Airport Mass Casualty Recoverv Plan drill. (Photo by Naval Station Photo Lab)

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