Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Aug 1 1967, Page 28

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - August 1, 1967, Tokyo, Japan3 based in far East wives of picks 4 top support units honoured Kadena a Okinawa 01 sixteen Kadena wives won awards at the base s first family services awards dinner held recently at the airmen s open dinner which replaced the awards Coffee was sponsored by col. Frank e. Marek base lauded capt. Margaret b. Duggan outgoing Persona affairs officer for her Leader ship of the family services pro Gram during the past two years and presented the family services pin was awarded to mrs. Jack Esworthy and 100 hour guards went to Mes. Grover Craddock Rober Fretz Richard Mclane and Guy Bucher. Following with awards of 250 hour guards were mrs. Michael Maloney mrs. William Moore and mrs. Lowell Wilson. One 500 hour guard went Tours. Dennis Hardy and receiving a 1,000 hour guard was Petrin. Mrs. Kenneth Harrison received a 1,000 hour certificate. One year stripes were awarded to mrs. Earle Alexander and mrs. Richard Jackson a three year award went to mrs. Robert Hughes a four year Stripe went to mrs. Petrin and mrs. Eugene menking received a Stripe forgive years of service. The base commander Praise the family services coordinator and assistant coordinator an those who chaired committees for the past six months. He the introduced office holders for the coming six months. Outgoing officials were awarded family service chairmen will be mrs. Ronald Petrin coordinator mrs. Richard Mclane Center chairman mrs. William Moore housing chairman and mrs. Jeff Sirkel terminal chairman. Other chairmen remained in office. The incoming chairmen will serve until Jan. 15, 1968. Scott fab 111. Arcs four air Force communications service organizations including three repeaters have been selected to receive the coveted air Force outstanding unit award. The 1st Mobile comm. Group and the 1867th facility checking sq., both at Clark a Philip Pines Are receiving their third such award. The 1958th comm. So. At Andersen fab Guam is getting its second. Also named was the 3rd Mobile at tinker fab okla. The two philippine based unit Sand the Guam Squadron were named award winners for their direct support of the Vietnam War Effort. Support of strategic air com Mand b52 operations out of Guam plus the High density traffic associated with military air lift command and tactical air command operations through that Island crossroad earned pretty girl makes a Sale airmen Aid Alice Carter daughter of s. Sgt. And mrs. Donald Carter of Naha a Okinawa Sells col. Davia Willetts base commander a lifetime membership in the air Force Aid society. The base annual Aid society drive begins tuesday. Maj. Roger Daisley base project officer for the drive looks on. Usan . School Safo aide Kadena sergeants Roark a mn_wh0n in m. M m group re formed Lar a . 01 the a Call goes out to . Air Force Security service Usan is personnel Here for supporting a 6922nd Security Wing Community relations Endeavor the response is always overwhelm example of support Ren dered in people to people pro Grams was evident in june when a safes personnel contributed$1,125 for the construction of two additional classrooms at Thesan Joaquin elementary school in nearby Mabala cat .contributions by Wing person Nel resulted in the building materials being purchased on the local Economy and delivered tothe construction site june 30. Residents of san Joaquin Are expected to have the two class rooms constructed and read for use late in july. Personnel raised funds for building materials when it was Learned that unless the school had two additional classrooms before the next school term which started july 3, More than 100 students would not be Able to attend school. . Thomas Connors of the6922nd support sq., who had previously worked on other projects at the school with san Joa Quin residents was instrument Al in organizing and conducting the fund drive. To Nahas a Okinawa Bureau Naha Okinawa director general Takeo Tsukahara of the japanese prime minister office is scheduled to arrive Here wednesday for a four Day visit. Tsukahara who Heads an of fice in charge of okinawan affairs will be accompanied by six other japanese officials and newspapermen. It will be his first visit to Okinawa since he assumed the Post last his stay Here he is scheduled to meet with leading american and okinawan government officials businessmen and civic leaders and will also visit Miyako and Maeyama is lands in the Southern Ryukyu. Government sources Here said the director general will gather information on various okinawan issues in preparation for formation in the japanese government of a Council for okinawan affairs and the schedule visit of prime minister Eisaku Sato to Washington this has been reported from to Kyo and Washington that okinawan issues will be major topics during Sato s talks wit president Johnson. Kadena a Okinawa 01 chapter 803 of the air Force sergeants association Afsa was recently re formed at a Dena a and is conducting drive for members. Membership in the Afsa i open to All Active and retired airmen in grades airman Basic Ryukyu stamp designer Dies Naha Okinawa is Masayoshi Adaniya Art professor of the University of the Ryukyu and designer of Many colourful Ryukyu an postage Stamps died of apoplexy Satur Day night. The okinawan artists 45, reportedly suffered a seizure on a fishing trip to a tiny islet of Northern Okinawa saturday night. In addition to Many stamp designs Adaniya was known As one of leading abstract Painter sin the Ryukyu. He had won Many prizes in Art exhibition sin Japan. Through chief master membership dues Are $9, of which $2 is for a subscription to the monthly Afsa sergeants Magazine. One Dollar i returned to the. Local chapter. The objectives of the association Are to promote and pre serve fair and equitable Legisla Tion As pertains to the welfare of the airmen who served and Are serving in the United states air Force to maintain the High est professional standards and integrity among Afsa members and thus promote the interest of the United states and the free world and to promote religious educational and recreational activities among its members to develop a better understanding and Mutual respect. Kadena s chapter 803 invite Sall interested personnel to at tend their next meeting which will be held in the no open mess party room aug. 3 at 7 30p.m. Further information May be obtained by contacting Afsa Squadron represent Ives pm. Sgt. Raoul r. Pellerin 313th air div. Or so. Sgt. Dale e. Lyon 824th combat support group. The award for the 1958th . The unit commanded by n. Nance won its first award in 1962 for meritorious achievement in preparing for withstanding and recovery from devastating typhoon Karen which struck Guam. The 1st Mobile comm. Group commanded at the time by col. Gilbert h. Bertie has won two other outstanding unit awards. Heavily committed to the War Effort the unit constantly has to overcome extreme living an working conditions in providing highly Mobile communication Sand air traffic control facilities throughout the Pacific theater. The 1st Mobile won its two previous awards for the period july 24, 1963 through dec. 31,1964, and Jan. 1, 1965 through dec. 31, 1965. Both of these awards also honoured the unit for its support of . Air Force operations in the Pacific particularly Southeast Asia. The 1867th facility checkingsq., commanded at the time by it. Col. Fred j. Mcknight was cited for its distinctive service in flight chocking air traffic control facilities and navigation Al aids deployed in Vietnam. To flight Check these facilities men of the 1867th must Fly unarmed c140 Jet Star aircraft Atlow level simulating actual Landing patterns. The unit has failed to lose a single aircraft although the c140s have often been hit by enemy ground fire. The flight Check Mission i vital to Safe and successful com Bat air operations. Some . Airfields in South Vietnam Are the busiest in the unit was cited for the period March 1, 1966 through feb. 28, 1967. Its previous two awards were made for the period july 1, 1963 through feb. 28, 1965, and March 1, 1965 through feb. 28, 1966. The 3rd Mobile comm. Group commanded by col. John t. Ford has a Broad Mission that covers the Western hemisphere. The unit was cited for outstand ing ingenuity dedication and technical knowledge in provid ing communications air traffic control navigational aids an maintenance service in support of worldwide contingency communications requirements. The award covers the period Jan. 1,1965 through dec. 31, 1966. The organization has been extremely effective in providing Mobile facilities at location where fixed facilities need to be removed for depot level maintenance. It also has been in Strumental in several air Force and joint service exercises and operations. Arcs is a global command with Headquarters at Scott fab 111. Its 54,000 people provide communications air traffic control and navigational Aid facilities in support of the air Force and other government and civilian agencies. Taiwan tourism up 35 per cent Taipei a a total of115,157 tourists visited Taiwan in the first half of this year the tourism Bureau reported. It said this was an increase of 30,829 about 35 per cent Over the corresponding period last year. The figure did not include servicemen on r and r from South Vietnam. Pacific stars & stripes 7tuesday, August 1, 1967

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