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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 9, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 0 the stars and stripes Friday february 9, on entry to the . Consul explains visa passport procedures editor s note this is the second and final article Ina series by Usa eur and american consulate officials on How and Why . Forces Mem Bers should insure that their dependents have the necessary documents for return to the United states by Herb Scott staff write Frankfurt is the first line of Protection for. . Forces families stationed in Europe is valid documents per mitting their return to the United states an american consulate official Here maintains. Lack of valid passports . Citizens or visas for alien dependents can cause sudden unnecessary family separations and hardship said Consul Larry . Roeder who Heads the pass port office of the . Consul general at Frankfurt also i Liaison officer to Usa eur arid Safe on statutory consular of . Passports and immigration visas to the unite states Are Only issued by Ameri can consulates the three Consul general at Frankfurt Munich and Stuttgart have opened a Campaign urging servicemen not to Frankfurt is until june 28, 1968, alien Fiancee of american citizens May be eligible for no preference visas available in european countries such As West Ger anywhere immigration quotas have not been filled. After july 1, Larry w. Roeder an Ameri can consular official Here said foreign National quotas will be abolished thus it is anticipated no no preference quota numbers will be available. Since Fiancee parents in Law and certain adopted children Are not entitled to preference status under the Law consulates no longer will be Able to Issue immigration visas to them after next june 30," Roeder revealed. With out preference status there probably will be a waiting period he added. The Law also prohibits issuing a visitor s visa to any. Alien intending to go to the United states for an indefinite or permanent these changes in immigration Laws unless a Serviceman marries his alien Fiance prior to his rotation stateside he May find it necessary to return abroad to marry her so that she can qualify for immediate relative status As his spouse Roeder warned. Delay in documenting their fam Ilies if you have american citizen dependents Roeder explained they must either be included Ina valid . Passport of a Mem Ber of the family or a valid pass port of their an american passport which has been renewed expires five years from Date of Issue thu requiring a new passport. This applies to those Mem Bers of military families or any . Civilians staying in Ger Many Roeder said. Every Serviceman should Check on each of his .-citizen dependents living abroad to in sure that they Are included in a valid american passport. Where child has been born in Ger Many during his current tour this is especially to Issue or include a child Ina . Passport while overseas the child s citizenship first Mustbe determined by an american Consul he cases where . Dependents do not have valid passports said the consular official the Mili tary sponsor should see his personnel officer immediately for advice on what action to . Forces member who has an alien wife alien adopted child or stepchild Roeder warned should file an entry petition providing he has not Al ready done so at the first Opportunity with the immigration and naturalization service american consular general Apo 09757. Fee for each petition is $10.the appropriate petition application either form 1-130 or 1-600,May be obtained from military personnel offices. The immigration service Peti Tion once approved is Good for five years. Neither an alien wife nor a adopted child can apply for a visa from the american Consul until this petition is approved Roeder first thing a Serviceman should do after he marries either a european or other alien overseas is to file a petition regardless of when he intends to rotate to the United states he advised. Once the petition is a 4% raise for retired is approved by Marc Huet staff writer Washington is lates defense department figures show the nation s 622,800 retired servicemen As Well As those who Are heading for retirement will receive a Cost of living raise of close to 4 per cent on april 1.original estimates several months ago placed the increase at about 3 per cent however the Consumers Price Index Chi on which retired pay changes Are based has risen higher than Esti mated at the time. In november the Chi went up3.24 per cent above the septem Ber 1966 current base Index Andin december it Rose 3.59 per cent. If this trend continued in Janu Ary a Likely Prospect z according to defense official sit probably reached near 4 per cent and the adjustment will be made at the highest percentage figure on april 1. The january Chi will not be known for several weeks. This will be the fourth adjust ment in a decade. In 1958 retirees received a 6 per cent raise in1965, 4.4 per cent and in 1966, 3.7 per cent. Proved immigration will Send the document appropriate consulate will notify the alien what is needed to obtain visa or and Cal reasons. E u the most common grounds pm medical eligibility or defer tory 3eof a Etu Bast re Culosio Insani mental retardation and ants Cial behaviour. A the Law provides for the possibility of obtaining a waiver of certain of these grounds for ineligibility said Boeder tie event an alien dependent has a history of any of those conditions the alien family prop Job German air Force Pilot it. right prepares to Crank up an f102 at or Force and co1 Dan Perry deadline is March 15 for education Loans Washington is the Navy Relief society reminds applicants that March 15 is the deadline for submitting applications for interest free Loans fro their educational fund. Sons and daughters of Marin and Navy enlisted or officer personnel either regular Reserve or retired Are eligible to apply for their educational Loans. Loan applications Are obtain Able through the Navy Relief society 1030 munitions building Washington. . 20360. Red Baron had an answer to the flame out problem Camp new Amsterdam the Netherlands special looking for a new Way to solve the flame out problem on the f102? the 32nd fighter interceptors Camp new Amsterdam the Netherlands claims to have found the solution take one world War i propeller off adorned Fokker Tri plane slip it Over the Pitot Boom on the Deuce and Presto you re in business. When maj. Louis Nebel the32nd s executive officer walked into his office one morning what should he find but a 9-foot 40 Pound wooden propeller lying onto of his desk. It sure took me by Surprise he said. Ordinarily there s Noth ing on my desk but a lot of Dull paperwork. At first i did t know what to think then figured some of the Guys prob ably swiped it from another club. I was just about to go hang it in our club when i walked maj. Woody Potter and some German pilots from Witt Mund air base and claimed As it turned out the propeller belonged to the German pilots members of the 71st fighter interceptor Wing the former Baron von Richthofen s squad Ron. Baron Manfred von Richt Hofen with 80 kills to his credit was Germany s most famous Fly ing Ace during world War i. The Way they Tell it the propeller had belonged to a Bel Gian widow who contacted the 71st Wing to ask if they would be interested in buying it since it had actually come off one of the red Barons Squadron s air planes when it was shot Down Over Belgium. Members of the German squad Ron got together and chipped in enough to buy the prop flew Over to Belgium to pick it up and were on their Way Back Tou Ermany to hang it on the Wall lil or own club when they decided to Stop by Camp new Amsterdam. Member should file a visa application As soon As possible if an alien has Ever been i trouble with the Law even though she has been advised the Inci Dent has been erased from police records she should Consulta consular officer As to whether or not any convention will obstruct issuance of a visa or re quire a waiver from the Immi Gration service. In instances where a waivers necessary we strongly advise he family to get Busy at once or this procedure usually takes to to three months. There is of course Noua Rantee a waiver will be granted. This is at the discretion of the immigration office Roeder said. The important Point at pres ent however said Roeder is act now. The Serviceman who delays can Only blame himself if he and his family end up oceans savings Gross $241 million in 10 pet. Plan Washington is the uniformed services savings de posit program is meeting with Success among overseas service men beyond the wildest dreams of defense officials who sup ported the savings plan when twas presented to Congress. Originally supporters though they would Gross about $100 Mil lion in savings and curb some of the Dollar spending of servicemen in Europe and the far East by offering an enticing interest rate of 10 per cent or twice As Muchas the interest in . Banks. Latest reports at the Pentagon show servicemen have actually saved More than double this amount in the 16 months since the program of dec. 31, More than 184, 000 military personnel have deposited a total of $241 million. More than 81,000 of the 184,000were in Vietnam and their Sav Ings came to $101 air Force also reported the highest percentage of depositors and the largest increase in participation last those eligible the following were saving Money by service june 30, 1967 per cent army 14 Navy 15.2 air Force 16.5 Marine corp Dei. 21, i967 per cent 16.6 17.6to to

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