The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 21.11.1980, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 21.11.1980, Blaðsíða 1
WHITE November 21, 1980 Volume 23, Number 46 Keflavik, Iceland FALCON LC.G. helps Jolly Greens The Icelandic Coast Guard assisted Detachment 14 November 11 when they returned the crew of a downed Jolly Green HH-3E. The Jolly 15 was returning from a training mission 20 miles off the Snaefellsnes peninsula when the helo experienced engine trouble and landed on the southern tip of the peninsula. The Icelandic Coast Guard was called upon to assist the stranded crew since Det. 14's second HH-3E was grounded. The S-76, on its first operational mission, brought the crew back and flew spare parts to the downed aircraft. Later at the invitation of Det. 14's Commanding Officer, Lt.Col. ruce Ware, eight members of the landic Coast Guard visited De- hment 14 on the NATO Base. They changed ideas concerning various rescue operations and toured the detachment's facilities. The Ice- landers flew their new Sikorsky S-7P helicopter to the base facility where they also gave an orientation helo ride to Det. 14 • personnel. The S-76 is the first heli- copter of its kind to be configured for a mission of search and rescue. The helicopter is also the first of its kind in Iceland and is the only helicopter owned by the government capable of traveling to any point in Iceland without re- fueling . NUC awarded Rear Admiral Richard A. Martini, Commander Iceland Defense Force, presented a Navy Unit Commendation (NUC) to Naval Facility, Keflavik during ceremonies Monday. Commander Jonathan D. Mustlan, Commanding Officer of Naval Facility, Keflavik, accepted the award, which was pre- sented to the personnel of the Naval Facility for "exceptionally meri- torious service while conducting anographlc research from ember 1, 1979 through April 1980." rac Clowning around at the PTO Carnival The PTO Carnival was a huge success. A record breaking gross profit for the Parent Teacher's Organization was raised. Also see pages *t and 5-


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