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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - March 30, 1962, Darmstadt, HesseFog b the stars and stripes army mustering first air Washington a after eight years of preparation the army is forming its first troop of helicopter borne air cavalrymen like their horse mounted forebears would scout ahead of moving columns Reco Nolter the flanks seek out targets for artillery and rockets and Spring raids behind enemy first troop of 147 men and 27 observation and transport Type helicopters is being organized at it Knox by. It is expected to be combat ready by the end of second troop will be created at the in Fantry Center it Benning a. The third and fourth will be attached to the two regular army divisions now being trained at it. Carson. Colo., and it Hood. Tex. Ultimately the army Hopes to integrate an air cavalry troop with each of its 16 regular helicopter companies now operating with South vietnamese troops against communist guerrillas Are a much different Breed of unit. They Are essentially transport out fits and Are not intended to fight although the choppers in Viet Nam have been equipped with machine guns for self defense. Air cavalry troops would be tactical combat units their helicopters armed with machine guns and anti tank guided missiles. The army considers its air cavalry concept suited to both nuclear War battlefields on which surface units would be widely spaced and guerrilla Type wars where mobility Speed and Surprise Are at a Premium. To make them less vulnerable to ground fire helicopters Fly a Little above Treetop level and hug the contours of the army began experimenting with the cavalry idea in 1954, but limited funds equip ment and manpower prevented it from build ing operational units. The Sharp increase in conventional War preparedness since the Kennedy administration took off ice Early last year has accelerate the timetable. V. V 1 one expert said the army is running., a couple of years ahead of time in creating ship air cavalry " the army now has about 2&00 helicopters of different types and about an equal number of fixed Wing planes by the end of 9to, the proportion will be about 7 to 1some to Sqq helicopters and 1,000 planes. To program to be studied by Dod panel by Morton p. Add Ebbons a Paris Bureau Paris Sas four civilian members of the defense depart ment recently established advis Ory committee on non military instruction will visit units of the uj5. Armed forces in Germany Italy France and the Middle East in april to assess current troop information programs. Visiting army and air Force units in Berlin and West Germany from april 18 through 27 will be or. James Finney Baxter Iii former president of Williams col lege and a member of the Council of foreign relations in new York and or. T. Keith Glennan former administrator of the National aeronautics and space administration and president of the Case Institute of technology l Leibman Chicago at Torney and prof. Harley Cross Del lard professor of Law at the University of Virginia will visit air Force and Maag units in Turkey us. Navy personnel in Greece and at Rota Spain and air Force installations in Italy and Spain. They will arrive in Turkey april 14 an Complete their tour in Spain on april 23. Informal talks a Neucom spokesman said Here that the committee members have requested the Opportunity to talk informally with Small groups of officers and enlisted men and with individual servicemen As Well As with commanders and to experts. The advisory group known As the Bendetsen committee for its chairman Karl r. Bendetsen former under Secretary of the army and now president of the Champion paper co., Hamilton Ohio was appointed by defense Secretary Robert s. Mcnamara. In announcing the establishment of the body Mcnamara said i feel that these programs Are of such critical importance that we should obtain the advice of distinguished and knowledgeable Citi Zens on How we might further our efforts in this accompanying Baxter and Glen Nan at staff aides will be cmdr Robert f. Cox . Navy and it col Dowlett c. Smith jr., us. Array. Aides to Leibman and Cross will be it col George s. Dorman us. Air Force and it cmdr Rod Ney t. Mooney us. Navy. Gooseneck trailer under development it. Belvoir a special a25-ton Emi trailer. Featuring a operated removable gooseneck is under development bythe us. Army corps of engineers. Tile unique gooseneck permit the bed to be lowered to the ground and. After removal of the gooseneck to serve As its own ramp for Load ing equipment the gooseneck is reconnected for pickup. Towed by rubber tired construction Type tractor the semitrailer is designed Tor both on and off Road transportation of equipment would like to be a doctor science Victor tolls plans by Herb Scot staff writer Frankfurt is brains Beauty and Charm is the Pat for Mula for a personable Young Ladybug when an inquisitive scientific mind is added the result is some thing pretty special in femininity. Paula e. Is Casenburg 15. Is modern prototype of the intelligent enterprising Young american who debunks the nebulous charges that the rising generation is frivolous and incapable of meeting the Aca Demic challenges of the future. What Are Paula s ambitions she wants to be a veterinary doctor for i love animals and there in a great Opportunity for biochemical research in this Winner of the girls grand prize in the 1962 Usa eur science fair finals held Here Paula took to honors in the Junior High category of the dependent education group Competition last year. A Sophomore at Paris High school she will be sent Cost free to Seattle wash., to represent the army s schools in Europe with Al Bert j. Toberer Kaiserslautern Junior und boys grand award win Ner at the National science fair of tests robot boat for nose Cone pickup egl1n fab. Fla special a10-foot Remote controlled robot boat is being tested in the re covery of aerospace nose Cones bythe air Force systems come Tut. Of. � 6�. Hts it ha-t1y b. 3f Kiwi a. A a. A a inc. By 5 Days Wuhu of Leci it Manor with i franc hav tip

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