European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jun 20 1968, Page 7

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - June 20, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseThe stars and stripes Brj blow i Power display on june 25 big show to Mark 6th Fleet s 20th birthday by de Freakley staff writer toss a the Waters of Theena Nean will Roll when the 6th flexes mighty Muscles in a show Power to Mark its 20th Annivera uni Yman l. Lemnitzer supreme commander Europe is sched to be aboard the guided missile a Little Rock Fleet flagship Andi to the Flattop Independence for the Day Long demonstrations. Adm. John s. Mccain jr., com Mander in chief . Naval forces Europe also is expected to attend from his Headquarters in London. It will prob ably be Mccain s final visit with the . Sea Arm of nato before assuming duties in Hawaii As commander in chief of the unified . Pacific . William i. Martin 6th Fleet commander will be the Host for the sea Power display to be held off the coast of Sicily. Activities will begin with a luncheon aboard the attack aircraft Carrier in dependence. The first demonstration will be a show of the firepower of the Fleet Sair Arm. Following that will be a mass flyby and aircraft recovery operations visitors including about 100 Mem Bers of the press from Europe and the United states will then be shuttled by helicopter to the Little will be Antisubmarine warfare and surface firing demonstration aboard the Cruiser. Mccain and Martin will then brie the guests on the Mission and responsibilities of the Fleet before the assembled ships pass in review. Lemnitzer will be the reviewing officer. If hmm Mem Mem i ,.ma Minu u .�,.,. The aircraft Carrier Independence will be the focal Point of the 6th Fleet anniversary festivities. It. Maj. All Igi Neer by Bill Neal staff writer Krista it Germany if i had to put another ears with the army it would certainly be with the Engi that s How sgt. Maj. Erd Mon o. Davis,547th eng in Here feels after completing his first 30 years in the army 19of which were with the Engi neers six with the infantry and p. Five As an Artil Davis cry Man Avis says the life of an in is the most challenging rewarding to a Man who is the army of Avis joined the army Jan. 17,. And was promoted to ser it major on May 29, 1959.i the first group of e9s. A of his first pre world War assignments was with t h artillery and submarine Battery in the Panama one. This duty As chief observe plotter for the mine laying is that placed hundreds o in series of 19 on the at it Side of the canal Entrance one of my most memorable esl the t the most dangerous Rny career but it was interesting. There were have Harbor Pilo s tha our mine placements and i 1 to take ships through pm " the guided missile Cruiser Little Rock is St Fleet s proud flagship. Jay Hawks Host school on Liaison Stuttgart Germany Spe Cial air intelligence and operations personnel from Vii corps units Are learning How to coordinate close unit air support an tactical reconnaissance using the army air ground 13-hour tactical course with an expected enrolment of More than 150 corpsmen is taught by a joint army air forc Jayhawk Headquarters team composed of maj. Peter k. ,g2 air Section capt. Luther m. Nail air Force Liaison officer and Sec. Leonides Cantu jr., g2 air Coic. Hosts school hosting the school opening at Nuernberg s William 0. Darby Cavern was the 1st in 94th arty. The course will be offered at Vii corps arty he in Stutt Gart june 24-25, and again june27-28 at Leighton Barracks in Wuerzburg with the 3rd inf div As sponsor and finally on july2-3 at the 24th inf div s Sheridan Cavern in instruction designed for both army and air Force personnel from All Levels of com Mand consists of 11 hours of formal classroom exercises with the students spending the final two hours putting their lessons to practice in the class is a supplement to the air ground operations school conducted by the air Force. Air guard cited for safety Mcguire fab . Fans the air National guard s 1081h tactical fighter group the Only air guard unit equipped with f105s, has been cited for two years and 10,000 hours of Acci Dent free flying in the highly congested area Between new York and Washington. Is million Cost Mildenhall getting Facelift in 9$� tit or a a. In my will Ron Orin to air the boys in Cost has already club will be used when the Mildenhall England Spe Cial More than $4 million Worth of construction work will be started Here before the endow 1968 or is already under Way. The largest structures both physically and financially will be three 210-men airmen s dormitories to be started this month. Costing More than $1 million the project will he located across from the yes. Each dormitory will be three stories High and will contain approximately 75 rooms a laundry room a lounge and Centra washrooms and show ers two to a floor. It was emphasized by maj. Willfam o. Baker civil Engineer that the dorms will conform to Force billeting criteria. Capt. Noel a. Tebo base billeting officer said that More than half the personnel occupy ing buildings to he torn Down had been moved into the other dorms and the remainder will be housed in the transient hotel until the new dormitories Are completed. Two 40-Rnan boys for Bachelor officers will be constructed at a total most of $700,000. The two Story buildings will be located on what is now the Little league baseball playing Field next to the officer s open mess. The hardening of the existing runway overruns which rivals the Lia been started and has a comple Tion target Date of january pro and a additional construction framed includes a Chapel service club each costing proximately $300,000. The new service club will cover 12,65-1 Square feet and will have a Large ballroom a stage with dressing rooms a refresh ment bar a music room individual listening Booths and a Hobby room in addition to the Normal administrative space. No decision has been announced As to How the the present service club will be used when the new facility is available. More than $100,000 has Bee set aside for the addition to and modification of the present com Mand Post building. Starting in october 3,600 Square feet of space will be added to the exist ing building. This will provide for the modification of the com Mand Post. Another project scheduled for october is the modification of 52 rooms in the Ijo officer s open mess. Sanitary and Shower facilities will be installed be tween each room pairs and some lighting and heating champs will lie made. This project will Cost Over $75,000

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