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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - July 16, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 6 the stars and stripes c5 generation s ultimate aircraft says of general by Charles or Wiesbaden is the Airlift capabilities of the . Air Force will be increased by thereto four times when the world s largest air plane the c5 goes into regular service it. Gen. Robert g. Ruegg said her monday. It will be possible to move More military equipment faster wherever it is needed Sai Druegg the air Force s Deputy chief of staff for systems an logistics since last August. He is presently touring Safe instal lations in Europe. The three Star general added that new loading and unloading techniques Are being developed Siam staff writer of material that will be car ried on routine ?5 runs. The c5 is the ultimate plan for this new generation said Ruegg charged with manag Ingall air Force purchases of new associated with air Force logistics at the Pentagon level Ruegg said the recent develop ment of super sophisticated air planes has brought increased at Tention to the keep pm flying Side of the picture. He pointed out that perform Ance capabilities used to be the major consideration in designing new plane but that today s More complicated Jet Craft re quire much More emphasis on support requirements too. A plane can be a magnificent piece of machinery but if it can t be kept running under combat conditions it in t much Good to us he pointed out. Ruegg said that while the controversial fill is proving Satis factory for the air Force it i difficult to design a tactical Jet that can be used for More than one Mission. We have to be careful in de a signing a new plane so that com 1 promises Aren t made which re sult in a second Best rather than est plane the general said. Also chief for the air Force Cost reduction program Ruegg said he was presented a sizable Check monday representing j the amount Safe has saved units command wide program. In the swim chaplain it. Col Rober Mossey and teen age instructor sue Blair give Jan Voss left and Bill Wakefield right final tips on water skiing. While below the kid Anup and oin on their water skis in he a ground be the skin diving clubs a pos with mushrooming sports wheelus wheels9 in desert it. Gen. Robert g. Ruegg to handle the Gigantic plane enormous amount of cargo. These procedures will be ready when the c5 goes into operation in 1969," he said. Ruegg said air Force base scan handle the jumbo jets to Day but cargo handling meth ods must be changed to pre vent Jam of vast amounts command change Sandi Iofin Germany is col. Arthur ii. Rasper or. Has replaced col. Walter m. Turners co of the 8th inf div s 3rd brigade. Turner is being reas signed to the Pentagon. By Sam Bauma staff writer Tripoli Libya is there s a decided nautical air about this base these hot sum Mer Days. Wheelus air base that is. And there s a bit of the Atmos phere of the old West too the wild West that is not the West Ern desert of Libya. Reason for this is the Mush Rooming recreation program at this Remote base Home of us afe s 7272nd flying training Wing which furnishes Jet Pilot with a place to try their skill with rockets bombs and can Nons. People Here Are pretty much limited to the base for recreation said 1st it. Robin Rubl chief of personnel services for the 7272nd support group we Send Aja out 3,000 persons a year to Malta Greece Germany Spain and Italy on morale leave obviously the bulk of activities have to be Here on base Ruble added. Other than visiting the roman ruins nearby or seeing the desert there s Little off base to attract most american servicemen or their families. The nautical touch comes fro the new boating program kicked off by a $37,000-Grant from us afe. With the Money the base bought 21 sailboats and eight powerboats using four 60-horse Power and four 100-Horsepoweroutboard engines. The Boathouse located in the base housing area is the scene for regular classes in both sail ing and in Power boating. Be fore an airman can Check out about he must pass a rigorous course in theory As Well As practical test. Running the boating programs m. Sgt. James a. Moore a bronzed lean water expert who is the Only permanently assigned Man in the is by far our most popular sport right now he said As he checked Over the neat fibreglass powerboats. We Geta lot of play out of the Sunfish sail boats with a single Lateen sail and a Hull Little bigger than a surfboard and As soon As beget More people checked out i expect Good business with the420s a Sloop rigged Hull boat. Thus far our season has been too Good bad weather big Waves and the like. But jul brought those Nice Calm morn Ings which bring out the of the Many water programs is the youth ski instruction where toddlers from 4 on up learn How to skim along behind Power boats always with expert instruction and Protection. One big Booster of the pro Gram is chaplain it. Col Robert Mossey who spends two mornings a week helping the younger sett get ready for the Jet set. We spend a few hours getting the idea across and then we almost always get them up on skis the first Day out said the chaplain who is an outstanding water skier. The Western touches around the base come from the Riding club 100-members Strong an boasting 75 horses seven of which Are owned by the he others Are owned by Mem Bers and stabled at the club at Acost of $35 a month. Two rodeos each year give the club Mem Bers a Chance to show their skill. Also helping to keep wheelus T106T6" occupied is toe Aero which uses base runways and boasts 70-Odd members. The Len club no in no in pcs do 500 regular Sand the skin divers club with �8 own clubhouse in the Middle of the base Beach has 800 Mem Bers. We be got a captive1 Audi ence hero pointed out Ruble. We do our Best a

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