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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - December 29, 1982, Tokyo, JapanWednesday december 29, 1982 Okinawa Pacific stars and stripes his John Hancock staff sgt. Henry Frederick with Marine medium helicopter Squadron-161 puts his signature on a Squadron photograph. The photo autographed by each Squadron member was sent As a Christmas gift for two san Bernardino calif., children stricken with muscular dystrophy. The project was initiated by a Squadron member who thought a photo would be a Nice Surprise for the boys who Are fascinated with pilots and aircraft. Usic Cpl. Rene Reyna futenma dribbles Way to inter amp Cage title by sgt. Ray Tademy or. . Marine corps Camp Kinser the futenma All stars downed Hansen s Best 92-80 to capture the men s inter Cam basketball championship Here. Futenma was undefeated i week Long tournament play. Their Overall height advantage adept shooters and corps of jumpers were too much for their Competition. The convinced Camp Courtney 110-77, edged a Tough Camp Schwab team,89-86, and Defeated Hansen in their first match up 98-87.on the other hand Hansen found things a Little tougher. They Defeated hastily organized Foster team 67-61, and Defeated third place Cam Kinser twice 83-81 and 63-61, while losing Only to rematch with futenma was thrilling though Hansen was playing Kadena paper to change its name catch up most of the game. The Pace was upbeat from the opening tip but poor shooting by both teams accounted for the Low scoring half. Futenma carried the momentum into the second half and opened up a 17-Point Lead Midway through the half. It looked As if the game was Over but Hansen s guards thought otherwise. Victor Maze who arrived for the game late in the first half Conner and Bryant Perkinson keyed a scoring surge that pulled the Tea within three Points 81-78. The team had a Chance to Pul within one Point when Wendall Jordan was fouled in the act of shooting. Jordan who was having a real Tough shooting night missed both free throws. A number of outside jumpers from10-15 feet by futenma players led to the final score of 92-80. By Danny Layne ass Okinawa Bureau chief Kadena a Public affair officials Here have announced that beginning with the first Issue of 1983,they will no longer be publishing their award winning base newspaper the Kadena Falcon. Instead they will feature a new format and a changed name when they unveil the first Issue of the Kadena Shogun when it hits the Newsstands Jan. 12.the image change is both appropriate and timely according to the paper s 29-year-old editor since the new year will offer the paper the Hance for a new beginning. The name change is certainly the biggest Well undergo said tech. Sgt. Dan Smith. There Are a couple of reasons that the name change came the entire base one he said was that the Nam would now reflect the entire base and people would no longer associate the newspaper with an air Force fighter aircraft of the same name the f-16 that plane incidentally is not assigned to any it s been a Good year for the newspaper As Well As the base Smith said. Kadena won the William Tell Competition and our morale welfare and recreation unit was recognized As the air Force s Best. The paper has also received a couple of honors he said. And now the Falcon can gout a another change the newspaper willbe undergoing is a four Page Magazine Center Section that is to replace the paper s current double truck layout. This new addition according to Smith will give writers More flexibility in both presentation an coverage. The newspaper staff is also working to reach cover and recognize notable airmen their families and their activities As they strive to make the new Shogun Kadena paper. The Falcon which has held that name for at least the last 10 years saw its circulation double during thelast few months As editors and officials attempted to reach More of the family communities. Their efforts Are paying off too Smith said As the weekly paper reaches More another change the newspaper will be undergoing is a four Page Magazine Center Section that is to replace the paper s current double truck layout. Squadron at this Okinawa air reason for the title Shogun which was selected froma list of 17 suggested names by the 313th air division commander . Thomas Mclnerney is that it s a tribute to a consolidated Effort that resulted in a recent major Victory in military entire base s efforts contributed to the 18th tactical fighter Wing s Success in William Tell and Shogun is a name people associate and rally around Smith said. A name change was an idea we d been kicking around since May but we d been implementing some other changes and were waiting forthright moment to make this one of the Best the base paper has undergone several changes since Smith assumed the editor s position. Working with a staff of Only three people the Kadena Falcon was slightly Modi fied and Departmentalized into Sev eral special sections. The staff also made some layout and design changes that were obviously the right ones. Since then the paper has Bee recognized by both the Pacific air Force command and the entire air Force As one of their Best news Falcon received Pacific air Force honors As the Best paper Andas having the Best sports coverage and also won the same honors in air Force wide Competition. And More people All around Oki Nawa. Shogun s future is not in doubt either Smith foresees additional changes As be got a couple of things planned for the new paper he re trying to give a More Well rounded sports coverage to Al the participants including the Var sity intramural and youth sports men and their fans an editorial Page another addition in store for readers will be a new editorial Page where they can speak out for or against most anything that affects the military s not going to replace either of our two most popular feature though Smith said. The general s action line and the Security police s off the record will still be carried As a regular part of the readers forum will just be an addition to that for any other future plans Are something Smith does like to speculate on although he does Hope to see even More noteworthy changes occur. Some additions he would like to see made Are an increase in the newspaper size and More contributions fro free lancers. All of these things depend on budgets and manpower though. We currently have a 12-Pagepaper, but would eventually like to see it grow to 16 pages Smith said. Pacific stars and stripes depends largely on Public affairs offices for contributions to this Page. If you have a Story that would be of particular interest to this newspaper please let your Pao know about it

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