European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 19 1968, Page 8

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - May 19, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 6 the stars and stripes sunday Moy 19. 196, promotions Jwj warmed forces nay leaders Send greetings skill Fields Washington is the promotion rates for officers who enter one of the army s 11 Spe Cial career programs is higher on the average than it is for Theresa of the officer corps Accord ing to the May Issue of the official army personnel newsletter. An analysis of the latest first time selection lists shows the following comparison to col. To it. Col. To maj. Average selection rate 47.4% 85.8% 87.3% average specialist election rate 63.3% 95.7% 98.7% reason for the higher specialist selections the army said is due to the screening process officers go through before they Are enrolled. The following Are the specialist Fields atomic Energy automatic Dat processing civil affairs comp troller foreign area specialist training information i n t e 11 i gence logistics operations re search systems analysis p r 6 Crement and research and development. Officers interested May apply to the department of the army. The army said no one should hesitate to join because of a concern Over losing Branch Iden-1tity since careers Are managed on a Branch basis. In policy an practice specialists Are also Given equal consideration and Opportunity for command duty. Selections Are based on Overall performance and potential and the special career program has no direct bearing. Heidelberg is Ameri can military leaders he add by president Johnson As commander in chief signalized the open ing of armed forces Day ceremonies saturday by sending warm messages of appreciation to All branches of the service for their contributions to the Caus of world peace. The True peace keepers the president said Are those men who Wear our country s Vietnam and around the world they perpetuate the ideals which made and preserve us As a nation noting that throughout Ameri can history the nation has met and mastered Many challenges to Freedom Johnson declare that our goal has always been the same in Europe in Asia in our own hemisphere a just and secure his Headquarters Here As commander in chief usar eur and seventh army Gen. James h. Polk declared that we can state with both Pride and conviction that we will provide our full share along with our sister services in co ordination with our nato allies in order to preserve peace Polk noted that with the army s men and equipment widely committed throughout the free world the task of main Taining an effective and responsive commitment to the North Atlantic treaty Organiza Tion has increased in difficulty. A cordial Welcome to the Many open House observances at european air bases during May in Observance of armed commander in chief our theme Friendship f or Freedom " he said is Kved to the close relationship american servicemen and the Many communities four european the United states air Force sin Europe he added s specially want your families you friends and your neighbors to be with us. Our Friendship lays Fth Cornerstone for Freedom and builds a foundation for peace " at men at the control panel and below the computer. Is photos Hunter a in control men to the whale bit by Jerry Drane staff writer Buford Schwa Ebisch Hall Ger Many is the 14th aviation company Here has no planes fits own but its men Are As vital As a Compass to the safety of More than 900 Usa eur planes and is a Parent Het ical description of the unit air traffic control. However it snot the Garden variety Airport Type of control of telling Pilot when and where to men of the 14th keep tabs on planes an helicopters from departure to operators come to the 14th from other units or fresh from training at Keesler air Force base miss. Before the can be sent to the company s six Sites scattered about German they must undergo 50 hours of training in in route air traffic control or More simply flight men Are trained in units identical to those at the control Sites. Their offices consist of a Van and a Large Metal Box the Backbone of the huh s communication network which covers Al areas where Usa eur aircraft signal communications Van was partly designed and tested by the 14th s commanding officer maj. William c. Buford. On the outside the Van lookalike a Large Semi trailer painted army Green. Inside it is a Maze of switchboards and radio equip ment. Two Walls Are nearly Cov ered with maps. Here the trainees learn ground to Pilot communications. From pilots periodic reports opposition Altitude and Speed the men learn to compute the approximate position of planes in flight. If a Pilot fails to report during his allotted time search and Rescue operations can be started with the location of the plane fairly Well men Are instructed in map and Chart Reading air navigation radio operation and maintenance and weather information. After reaching a site the usually become knowledgeable of their area of coverage Bufor said. They learn the spelling of countless Small towns and Vil Lages and the geography of the land. They get to recognize pilots voices and can link a plane with its unit by the Craft s Tail num Ber. The 14th has control Sites her and at Heidelberg Fuerth Fulda Bayreuth and Straubing. Foreground communication Between these Sites controllers Are trained to use the big Metal Box the Angr 26, or angry 20" Aradio teletype machine millions saved by suggestions Washington a did you Ever wonder if the Sugges Tion Box program in the armed forces was just another senseless idea or one that actually saved a lot of Money Well it pays off and big.$119 million since the program was begun in 15 65, president Johnson told Congress in a report of Cash awards to military Mentor their waste killing ideas Ana inventions. And that docent in clude the diminished even toy o red Ink bought for government bookkeepers. More than half $83 Mill on was saved in 1967, the president reported. A Zey see Don t mix Al Cohol with driving or swim Ming Alo Usa eur May 1 accidents 19� i8s since july 1 97 87army motor vehicles 6 10onn army Mot. . � 6 3weapon and fax Louve ? j a Phyl ton 7 j drowning. 29

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