European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jan 21 1968, Page 7

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - January 21, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseJanuary 21, 1968 the stars and stripes Page 7 Ivy underwater Experiment to join in sea lab tests Washington is five aquanauts fro Australia Canada and the United kingdom will work for the first time with the . Navy Inthis year s Navy sea lab Iii underwater test. Sea lab is the most sophisticated and advanced Experiment Ever attempted to develop the know How and equipment for Man to live and work undersea. This year s test will be held late in the sum Mer at Depths of 450 to 600 feet near san Clem Ente Island off the coast of Southern foreign aquanauts who will soon Start training with . Aquanauts Here Are it. Michael t. Shotter Royal australian Navy it. Or nor. Lawrence m. Fontaine and leading sea Man James w. Lukeman Royal Canadian Navy and it. Cyril f. Lafferty and Petty . D. J. Clark Royal Navy . Some of the British aquanauts have worked with the . Navy in the past. Shotter received his diver training in England and in 1967 is the officer in charge of the australian Navy clearance diving team in Vietnam. Fontaine took part in the 1965 recovery of minesweeper in the St. Lawrence River while Lukeman has had experience with Navy under water demolition teams and helped in the re covery of an air Force kc97 Tanker which crashed off Newfoundland. Lafferty took part in the Royal Navy s 600-foot dives in the Mediterranean during 1965 while he was diving officer and first lieutenant of the diving trials ship reclaim. Clark has extensive diving experience and was instructor aboard has Vernon the Royal Navy s diving establishment at Portsmouth England. The . Invited the three countries to take part in this year s underwater tests As part of a Broad Effort to increase International cooperation in the Safe exploration and exploitation of the sea. Artist concept the support vessel left for the sea lab Iii which will furnish supplies. At right is a drawing of the sea lab Iii. Navy photos boosts okd in units under modification Washington is the army has granted major com Manders worldwide the authority to promote enlisted men to grades e4 through e9 who preserving in units in the process of modification for administrative or tactical reasons. Under the old policy com Manders could not promote men m modified toe Tda units until the department of the army bad Given final approval for the new Grade authorization. Since this takes weeks an sometimes months the situation was found to be unfair to themen holding new positions. Now promotions can now remade from within the monthly quota allocations so Long As they Inot exceed command authorization by Grade. Wartma Jor a Menander now for Mthr Loda for approval an an a w h wow authorize a additional space for an e5. An a is now holding Down the l Scase the major com Mander May authorize the pro Juon to e5 if the Soldier is Lac loll Tyl Ltd anal. Order the approved list i to Merit recommended no Etti /h6 promotion Esit. 1 the total number of for the major Rin i w win no of the e5 to unapproved toe Tda stateside service Reserve units to Trainin newest of planes Robins fab a. Special i the associate unit program anew concept in training and utilization of air Force Reserve Airlift units will get underway by this june army expects 42,000 in transition Washington is the army expects to have about 42, 000 soldiers enrolled in project transition by june As part of a program to in the words of president Johnson make Mili tary service a path to by the end of fiscal year 1969,the figure is expected to go to 100,000.transition was first tested at it. Knox ky., on some 1,000soldiers in late 1967 and got under Way officially on Jan. 6 at42 major army installations throughout the country. The pro Gram is set up for men with one to six months service remaining who have no intention of reenlist training is being Given by the other services. Priority for enrolment goes to combat troops soldiers who came into the army without civilian Job experience and did not acquire any in uniform have a limited education Are combat disabled or those ineligible to re enlist or Are in need of refresher variety of courses Are being offered based on the availability of instructors at or near the Post and the desires of the service men. During the it. Knox Pilot pro Gram the army found that 56 per cent of those about to leave the army wanted to enrol and most of the men looked Forward to training in postal work com Puter programming welding Complete a High school education automotive maintenance or Auto Matic data processing. Existing military instruction facilities Are being used As Well As others by local state and fed eral agencies and some private industries. Washington is Justin Case anyone should like to go to South Vietnam on Ordi nary leave the army informed its major commands that Asa matter of general policy travel to the War torn country is not granted. Permission to enter the country on leave must be obtained from the . Military assistance come Vietnam Mac the army said in a recent Cable. A few servicemen mostly with vietnamese wives have applied a Pentagon official said. Similar instructions have been issued by the other serv ices. Washington is maj Gen. John k. Boles jr., now with the defense communications Agency Here is being assigned to the . Military Mission with the iranian Arm in Early june the army announced recently. In March Continental air comic a announced. Members of Reserve units will rain fill aircrew positions and use facilities and equipment fan Active duty air Force unit. The initial associate unit the144th tactical Airlift group air Torce Reserve March ,calif., will move to Norton fab alif., in March and be predesignated the 944th military Airlift group associate. It will be associated with the 63rd military Airlift Wing an Active duty uni of military Airlift come Mac also located at Norton fab. Thei3rd is equipped with Jet powered c141 flying c119 flying boxcars selected members of the 944th will upgrade in the Active duty unit s c141s at of the associate unit program is for reservists to pro vide aircrew maintenance sup port and Aerial port augmentation of the Active duty Wing so that full utilization of Mac s Jet Airlift Force is achieved under various conditions of heightened tensions up to and including full . Gen. Henry Viccellio Continental air come commander said the air Force Reserve has Long remained a Strong National asset because it has been responsive to change and Hasmet the Challenge of new con

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