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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - January 23, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseTuesday january 23, 1968 the stars and stripes Page f fast fix will Speed Supply procurement to Eslingen Germany in phial seventh army sup a come has begun a program to Cut Down the number of dead uned broken Down trucks trac Tor trailers tanks tracked reconnaissance vehicles and flatbed heavy equipment transporters in the program code named fast fix will Speed up the procurement of repair parts in three , maintenance unit will be Able to get . Manufacture replacement parts directly from european airports and harbours instead of waiting for the parts to be sent Down through usar eur Supply channels. Secondly repair parts manufactured by . Firms in Europe will be bought directly by units at the lowest possible com Mand level. Shifting the trans port of parts from Ocean vessels to air planes is the third time saving feature. The fast fix system closely resembles the red Ball express system now in use Between the Continental . And Vietnam. If a Supply sergeant cannot find a specific part in his unit Stock he sends a requisition tothe seventh inventory control Center. From there the requisition is relayed to one of 12 National inventory control Points inthe United states. When the part is located it is shipped by air base in Frank Furt is expected to handle Mostof the fast fix traffic. Containers bearing fast f i items will be specially marked with a Large yellow Square witha Black Silhouette of a truck or tank printed in the Center. White disc displaying the project code will be fastened along Side the Square. Project managers Are to be appointed at requisitioning units and Supply vehicles Are the target of fast fix. They Are the 5-Tontractor trailer the 2-ton truck Moo tank m114 command an reconnaissance vehicle and two types of Flat bed trailers which Are used As heavy equipment fast fix program was developed by the army Materiel omd in the . Under the direction of Brig. Gen. John , who visited seventh army support come he Las week for a first hand appraisal. Signalman picked for new award Mannheim Germany is the first award for Soldier of the year in the seventh army communications come and seventh army signal group went Toa lineman officials announced Here Jan. 12. Spec. 4. Richard l. Ainsworth,93rd signal in became the first Soldier to receive the Gold trophy from col. John h. Morrison command co after being selected from a group of eight enlisted men representing the Ainsworth battalions Ainsworth tactical data unit thu and has det of the command. Ainsworth was selected Las month As Soldier of the month which qualified him As a Candi Date for the higher award. Each of the eight candidate appeared before a Board of sergeants major and was questioned on military subjects and world affairs. The other competitors in the final contest were sgt. Calvin Henry 1st signal in sgt. Jerry. Musick 97th signal in sgt. Alan k. Obsatz 26th signal in spec. 5. Billy d. Files 16th signal in spec. 4. Jerry , 440th signal in spec. 4. Thomas Fulton thu an spec. 4. Gene Wallace has det. Us. Polaris sub to test issues during . Visits a the Navy s first Polaris sub in he has Resolution iT1,1 late this a Nthan Al Shakedown tests of her Frev Sand the weapons sys top Oding the firing Polaris missiles into a target area Watt t sub lwi11 eventually of sea the Clyde 8ubmarine�ase at Aslane Scotland. 8he swish German army troops use the ski slope at Hohenfels to Brush up on their technique and select ski masters. Seventh army training Center personnel operate the Tow rope and provided a safety officer for 40 men from the Regensburg based 1st communications in. The 150-Metercourse also has a warming hut and lights for night skiing. Army photo Parasc Cucman at the ready he s All things to men in trouble Moron Spain special Parade Schemen of the worldwide aerospace Rescue and recover service arrs Are All things to All men in trouble. Precision parachutists skilled medical technicians and survival experts they Are also highly qualified scuba divers. Each Man who wears the distinctive Maroon Beret and will on a moment s notice risk his life to live up to the motto that others May live is carrying on a tradition that dates Back to 1943. While searching Over the famed Hump in the China Burma zone for a downed c47with 21 persons aboard then it. Col. Don Flickinger and two medical corpsmen volunteered to Par drop into the then in chartered Jungle. For a month the men cared forthe injured survivors with the Aid of natives. One of the survivors of that Mission was news commentator Eric Sevareid who later wrote of the men who risked their lives to save disown Gallent is a precious word they deserve it much has happened since then. New techniques had been developed along with new an better equipment. Each Para Rescue Man is issued approximately $2,000 Worth of gear to perform his life saying Cost of his training is about $80,000, expensive unless on considers the fact that one save of a downed fighter Pilot whose estimated Cost of training is about 1400,000 pays the training costs of five Para rescuers. Training includes several schools. First is the parachutist school at it. Benning a. The scuba school at the . Naval underwater survivors school key West fla., and on to sur Vival training at the . Air Force advanced survival school Fairchild fab Wash. If he is still in the program Attis Point the Parade Schemen will leave for medical school a Sheppard fab tex., to attend the Rescue and survival medical technicians course for four weeks. Finally he goes to Shepar Rescue technician school at Eglin fab fla., which includes10 Days at the . Army Ranger Mountain climbing school at Dahlonega a. It takes a big Man to make the Grade someone like sgt. Duane d. Hackney who received Theair Force Cross for heroism in in Vietnam have been credited with hundreds of saves and Are among the most decorated airmen of the air base Par Rescue men of the 67th aerospace Rescue and recovery so also have received do ens of medal Sand awards for heroism. Fulfilling the worldwide responsibility of the Rescue service teams of Rescue men Are standing by around the clock every Day of the year ready to deploy anytime anywhere. Training and retraining of is thorough and never ends. Yet theirs is also awaiting game. Most of the men spend an average of 140 Days of each year away from Home station in addition to their 75 your guide to Good listening in the dec tuesday american forces network i the times listed for an programs Are Central european time now every hour Days of 24-hour on base teams Are rotated and every Effort is made to keep aircrews trained but also rested and ready during the Long hours of Alert duty. Karlsruhe Germany is it. Col. Pasqua Princigalli has taken command of Karlsruhe subdistrict. He was executive officer of the 555th engr group Here. Mannheim Germany Spe Cial col. Harold a. Kissin Ger a former adviser in theoffice of the Secretary of de sense has assumed commando signal group 22 Here. He re place col. Kenneth e. Shifle who left for an assignment in Vietnam. Semba ii Germany special airman . Clarence a. Hunt assigned to the 803rd air base Wing Here has been named Security policeman of the Quarter. Craf slates 0605 request show 0665 Road Condi Tion 0700 world at 0700 0730 request show 0806 pop Melc 0830 Don Mcneil 0905 Takt a 0915 Tempo 1005 Basin Street a 1840 Newt 1045 for children 1800 new 1830 regional programs 1030 Ira Cook 1105 collector Corner 1130 Requet show 1210 sport 1215 request show 1305 Art Linkletter 1315 Good music 1405 Small world 1505 oat with Chris 2055 closeup 1606 1605 to Nashville 2105 music in the air 2000 new 2015 what s my line 2100 the meteor,1 comedy 2250 Nawa 1705 Jim Pewter 1730 world new 1745 sports journal 1802 local new 1810 request show 1906 Young sound 2005 on the scene 2030 Johnny Dollar German to second program 2200 world at 2200 2230 tonight show 2306 sport 2310 a portrait 2315 John Doremus 0006 Herman Griffith 0030 All that jazz 1746 news 1760 room 13," hotel series 1820 Oft duty Magazine 1856 charming Jeanne color 1927 new 2000 sports 2030 chemical Industry color 2116 Solo for . 2206 cultural information 2236 new Ramstein Wiesbaden Rhino main to 1431 Greenwich Vil 1730 flying Fisher Lafle movie Man 1600 four o clock 1801 fractured report Flicker 1605 sing with Mitch 1900 voyage to sea 1701 magic room Bottom 1830 evening report 2001 big Valley 2100 armed fore new 106 Cortez and legend 2200 ten o clo a report 2215 District attorney 2240 Mike Dou la 1 Check sports Section and other pages Tor announcements of special broadcasts 7-Day at so Ellingen Soellinger Germany is a week Long festival of games and social outings is on tap Ashe Craf s 4 Wing stages its fourth annual Winter carnival from feb. 17 to 23. More than 20 competitive events Are scheduled for the carnival that will end with a9 . Dance at the Kuxhaus in nearby Baden Baden. The car Nival Queen will be crowned at the activities Range from ice hockey Bowling and Golf to Broomall Spike driving and log sawing with competitions involving base organizations

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