European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 9 1957, Page 8

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 9, 1957, Darmstadt, Hesse 1hi stars and stripes May 1957 paratroopers put pen Tomic concept to test of the newly reorganized 1st an Battle 503d take the army pen Tomle warfare concept into the Field in a series of exercises stressing Street and Village fighting at troopers prepare to mop up an enemy position on the of a grenade a co a Nodler a see Man in an Ambault a team of riflemen charge the objective in a leapfrog Advance through barbed 48th Wing wins top safety prize Germany special the 48th fighter bomber Wing has been selected to receive the National safety Council Csc award of marking the third consecutive year a 12th of unit has received the nations top ground safety military and civilian organizations fostering ground safety activities resulting in substantial reduction of accidental loss of manpower and property Over three year periods Are eligible for the the Csc is a civilian Organiza Tion functioning under Federal charter dedicated to the reduction of safety figures headquartered at Chaumont air the 48th has reduced accidents in its area 37 per cent since last year the 48th won the Csc award of a prize Given to a few outstanding organizations not qualifying for the higher Between 1954 and Chaumont reduced the civilian injury rate by 21 per had no civilian Fatali reduced the military injury figure by 8 per military fatality rate by 87 per cent and Cut government vehicle accidents by 45 per cent these percentages were computed for 1956 against the total average figures of 1954 and Clark cited the efforts of Brig Gen Albert 48lh commander for the majority of the time the award and his ground safety Crews were credited with the substantial successes in Accident Preven Tion at Chaumont t sgt Charles ground safety and Jean deban French safety were praised for their programs which won the award for their Clark now is chief of staff at Safe he and col Stanton commands the two other wings with exemplary safety programs for the 195456 period won the Csc award of they were the 10th Tao recon Wing at Anil the tactical control Winpar at land both 12th of bases in Ger last year the 7030th support up at 12th of he Here won the award of and in the 38th bomb Wing at was Honor for the sumo two the 12th commanded by maj Gen John has won the Honor award it air Force Only one air Force and one installation in any major air com Mand May win the Honor organizations eligible for Nomi nation must have achieved in Overall reduction of mid cats by 10 per and must not have had any Accident increase of More than 50 per cent in any particular final selection is based on the degree of personal and direct in Terest and participation by organization commanders and the qualifications of ground safety per the Quality and effective Ness of ground safety reporting effectiveness and the relative standing of a units percentage on an air Force wide 1st Small unit exercise in Europe held by 503d Munich spec Inythe army new pen Tomic concept of modern As applied to Small in Fantry was put to the test for the first time in in 10 Days of Field training by the 1st an Battle 5otd of the Lith an the test in the Fields and forests around was a series of platoon and company exercises involving techniques Peculiar to the new larger Rifle squads and in the month and a half new aviation Medicine Center rising in Texas armstrongs dream conies True san when ground is broken at Brooks fab Friday for Tho spacious new Headquarters of the school of Avia Tion one of the men who contributed most to its realization will be maj Gen Harry former surgeon general of the air author of the Standard Texi on aviation and onetime commandant of the will to in attending to his present duties As Saff the list of persons who have helped to Advance the project is both distinguished and it includes the late Gen Hoyt former air Force chief of staff Gen Nathan air Force chief of stuff maj Gen Dan the present air Force surgeon general Lyndon Johnson majority Leader of the Senate and Paul Kildey a member of the House armed serv Ces some of them will be on hand to see the first official shovel Ful of Earth turned Over where the installation is to Patri Arch of modern aviation Medicino be occupied with vital tasks it will be just 11 years ago in May that then recently appointed commandant of maj Gen Harry Armstrong father of Jet age Medicine col weather training base shifting to Alaska Washington tons of the Mountain and cold weather training Center at Camp will be transferred to it by july the army has half of the approximately 350 operating and instructor person Nel assigned to Camp Hale during the seven month training season Mui return to it this month after graduation of the centers last with the exception of a or mall caretaker detach the rest will be transferred at the training will be incorporated into existing courses at the Arctic indoctrination opened there in Camp Hale was opened in closed in it was reopened in 1953 As a Carson subunit and was utilized for col weather and Mountain approximately soldiers have at the feet above sea during that Camp Hale will continue to be available As a training and a never area for Carson person the wrote the first staff study proposing establishment of a new aeromedical it was to encompass teach and of conditions Peculiar to Jet and rocket then Only in the planning were expected to attain speeds and altitudes never dreamed in they do before these planes were even in the Arm Strong realized that they would pose unprecedented questions for the flight As Well As for the pilots and air crewmen under his the atomic age had brought other problems for the air Force some of them quite Dif Ferent from those encountered on land or at research in these areas was urgently and medical officers would have to be educated for an entirely new Era of Aerial at an institution planned from ground up to answer the special needs of the air Board named by May the project had progressed to the Point of approval by the late Secretary of defense James in Arm on the eve of his departure for Washington to assume the Post of surgeon appointed a Board to make definite plans for the the chairman of this Board was Gen Otis Arm Strongs successor As Benson took Over the professional aspects of the while Arm Strong was the Monitor in the who conceived the new pressed it tirelessly upon the administration during his four years As surgeon engineers to hear Gen Frankfurt special maj Gen Howard Usa eur chief will be guest speaker at a meeting of the Frankfurt Post of the society of american Mili tary engineers on May 20 in the Frankfurt information and reservations May from it Clifford be obtained since the reorganization of the troops had trained in areas near Warner Cavern preparation for this first Field training of the Street particular emphasis was placed on Street and Village fighting in a mock Village mar the troopers of the 5o3d were instructed in the methods of secur ing houses and and of scaling Walls to second Story windows by Means of ropes with knots and grappling Irons at the Rifle squads and pm Toors and the 106mm recoiling Rifle and 8lmm mortar sections of the weapons platoons underwent stand Ard army training tests during the 10 departures from previous proce Dure were made to that squad Lead ers were Given direct responsibility Over employment of platoon weapons squads machine guns and rocket and Rifle pea Toon leaders were Given command of sections of recoilless rifles and the medium Blind vet to visit sightless abroad Athens a Blind Veteran of world ii will visit Greece and 12 other countries in this area this summer in an Effort to help to improve services for the Eric Field director of the american foundation for overseas will study Dillons of the sightless and Wilt Check on Progress of the talking Book program which he helped to establish in the foundations Paris regional office lust foun Dation officials the 39yearold Veteran will make the trip the a privately financed International con ducts programs for the Blind in 70 Telephone Northern

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