European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Mar 6 1962, Page 8

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - March 6, 1962, Darmstadt, HesseThe stars and stripes time toy 3 Wiesbaden Germany special consistently seeking to improve the distribution of manpower within Safe three validation teams Are scheduled to arrive this month to become permanent fixtures in three areas of command announcing implementation of the new air Force program col t. C. Hollock Safe director of manpower and organization said the move will enable a to obtain maximum performance from existing resources " Pilot Testa of the manpower validation pro Gram have been conducted during the past three Yean by the air defense come Mili tary air transport service strategic air come and the pact local air come. Teams arriving in Safe and other overseas commands this year Mark the Flost Giftie the program has been. Implemented outside the Continental . Selected As Home bases for the validation teams in Safe Are Lakenheath England eve Crux Franco and bit Burg Germany. The teams consisting of two officers and three senior noncommissioned officers will perform studies at their Home bases As Well As those within their geographical area. Team activities will be controlled and monitored by the Safe manpower office. Members of the teams have been specially trained for their duties at the ordnance management engineering training Agency Rock Island 111. Chief goal of a team is to deter mine with a High degree of accuracy the number of people by air Force speciality code and Grade required to perform various air Force functions. Under the Usan manpower validation pro Gram standards Are developed by management engineering methods. The skill of each worker his application to the Job and the conditions under which he is w o re 1 n g Are evaluated. Allowances Are made for time require for personal needs As Well As absences due to leave Hospital leation or special duties. The Safe teams have been Given a goal of 35 major functional areas to be covered Between april 1, 1963 and july 1, 1963. Among the first areas to be studied will be airborne radio maintenance airborne radar maintenance and laundry dry cleaning plants. Bmajak8tliera g the army anew experimental hand hold radar set currently undergo note to at it Monmouth no. The entire unit weigh Only 10pounds. Topi Rhoto Usan asks $ for rations Washington a the air Force wants a Little More Money suits men can have their Steak and at Turkey too. Last year there was some skimp ing of enlisted men s meat rations during november and december Sothey could have Turkey and the trimmings for thanksgiving an Christmas. A House appropriations subcommittee recently heard about the situation from air Force maj Gene. G. Thorn e or. He said it was All done by Chebook which authorizes the substitution of 28 ounces of Turkey to be bought at the going Market Price for the regular meat allow Ance in each Man s rations for the two feasts. The financial result de pends on the relative prices of Turkey and other meats. Tinker Wing. Wins trophy Scott fab i1l special Mats flying University the with air transport Wing tinker feb okie., has been awarded the Mats trophy Tor an outstanding aircraft Accident prevention pro Gram during 1961, army promotion sequence numbers 88 Tho a tet department of army Apo dal order Coteron officer pro motion received by usage us he is Daso 40 dated March 1, promotions on the army list have been made through the following sequence number to colonel 345 to lieutenant colonel 2kbto major 8,159 to Toi Sto Woli new f105 unit to be formed in California Washington special Theair Force has announced the activation of a new tactical air omd Wing and the Transfer front California to Florida of another Wing. The new unit the 355th tactical fighter Wing will be activated in july at George air Force base Vij Lorville calif., to replace the 31et tactical fighter Wing. The new outfit will be equipped with fj05 thunderchief aircraft the 31st tactical fighter Wingat George fab equipped with Foo Jet fighters will move i increments during the next few months to Homestead fab stationing the new f105 Wing on the West coast tac will no have one thunderchief unit in the East and one in the West for rapid deployment in either direction. The other f105 unit is the4th tactical fighter Wing sey Mour Johnson fab . Ready this Hawk Mobile a tangle loader can cover ground at speedup to 20 Miles an hour and level its Crane for use on terrain with a Lope of As much an 10 degrees. Army photo rocket elements installed in b57 for checking purposes test Pilot for missiles Baltimore special while the Martin company has produced its last air plane the test Pilot has not disappeared from the firm s Airport at Middle River my. His Job at the Martin Marietta corporation which now is Devot ing All its energies to missiles electronics nucleonics and space exploration is to Fly a missile. Donald f. Mccusker company test Pilot does t straddle an air Force Mace b when he goes on flight. Instead he lots the inertia guidance system of the missile take him for a redo in a High Speed b57. The b57, built by Martin for the air Force As a High Altitude bomber becomes a guided missile from before Takeoff until the Pilot Brake sit to a atop after Landing. The guidance system built by a spark plug for All weather opera Tion is installed in the plane s nose it tells Mccusker what to do by indicating on two dials in the cock pit whether the plane should go up or Dawn or right or program began five years ago with an Early version of the guidance system installed in the Martin 2-0-2, a commercial Airliner. The faster More Man Euver Able b57has taken the role of a missile for about a year. The Mace b is the latest in series of air Force tactical mis Siles built at Martin s Baltimore division beginning with the Mata Dor is years ago. Promotion quote set Washington special a 505 Ramot Lon quota has been set aside y air Force he for reservists and air National guardsmen now on Active duty. These promotions Are separate from the regular Active duty promotion program Andare rot made at the expense of he regular Force. The first production Mace 8 was completed in june the inertial guidance enables the Mace b to Fly a varied flight path and is impervious to enemy Jam Ming. The b57 tests supplement the Mace b flight program at Cape canaveral Fla. Mccusker flew the plane through the snowstorms of last Winter to secure valuable in formation on performance of the guidance personnel in manufacturing and tooling engineering an flight tests department improvised much of the equipment needed forthe b57 tests since the ground sup port equipment for the missile could not be used. Nearly 40 flights have Bee made with the b57 while More Mats lets contracts Scott fab 111. Special Tho military air transport service has awarded More than $8.5 million i overseas air transportation con tracts to 14 civilian airlines for movement of military passengers and cargo during the january Jun period. Than 100 were made with the mar tin 2-0-2. The air plane test program Origi Nally was part of the development program of the Mece b. It now serves to prove refinements As the Yare made in the guidance system. The Matador and the Mace aare both operational with . Forces in Europe. The three air Force missiles can deliver either conventional or nuclear warheads. The Mace a utilizes o radar map Matching guidance system known As Atran while the Matador Hasa ground control radar guidance system. The Mace b currently i undergoing operational test evaluation flights it Cripe canaveral. Radar. Uses a the i Plani 14 buildup reservists join regular army it. Lee a. A fourteen reservists recalled to Active duty Here during the Berlin crisis have decided to stay they enlisted. The 14 completed their first full Day in the regular army recently and were honoured at a Retreat ceremony. Not Sundance Wyoming a nuclear reactor using Luel Supply no bigger than forum went into action for 1 time last week at ? the radar station on nearby Peate in technical terms,1the reached Erit Cauty which that control rods were we far enough so that a us Chain reaction could begin a natives of the atomic commission and the Bull the Power Plant said thai would probably continue eral weeks before the Rea brought up to full Power is scheduled to be turned of the air Force in August Foj the nuclear Power plan been designated pm ?1 portable medium Power 1. It was prefabricated in More under contract with the ,. Air Force s Wen i the project to design and Zelop pm-1 was undertaken a request of the air Force. Then tory ask Lemble Plant was a in sections to the air Foi proved site Here where it was pm-1 Airlift using air c130s, was the first of its Over undertaken and Success the project has brightened water flowing through the Cor absorbs heat and steam ated through a heat Exchange Tern to drive a Turbine Generator producing electricity. The pm-1 Plant is highly mated so that it could be opera by As few As two people. N Navy sets new Shore duty time for 20 rate Washington special the Navy will lengthen Tours of duty ashore for personnel in 20 different ratings in order to provide in creased stability at most cases Tours for Porson Nel concerned will be extended unto six months. The extensions will effect Only those currently serving on Shore duly in the states whose Tours expire on or after oct. 1,1962, As Well As personnel in the rates affected who will be moving from sea to Shore duty in the future. The Abc month Extension bring the maximum tour ashore from 48 months to a new High of 54 months for chief personnel men chief journalists chief craftsmen chief Den Tal technicians and first and Sec Ond class craftsmen. The Navy said that the Shore Tours Are being lengthened Only for personnel in certain rating that arc More needed ashore. Tho Navy also left the door Ope for further changes in tour lengths. Upon future analysis other changes to the Shore tour lengths or expansion to include additional rates May be warranted a personnel official explained. Here s a list of the ratings and new Shore duty tour lengths54 months chief personnel men chief journalists chief Illustrator craftsmen chief dental technician = and first and second class Illus Lra for craftsmen. 48 months chief first and Sec Ond class Hospital men. 42 months chief and first aviation machinist mates chief Dis Bursing clerk and first and Sec Ond class Hospital men. 36 months second and the class dental technicians. 30 months chief chief first and second class Tion electrician. A

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