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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 28, 1982, Tokyo, JapanPacific stars and stripes 8 Okinawa sunday november 28, 1982 notebook Here n thereby Danny Layne ass Okinawa Bureau chief Dan Smith an air Force technical sergeant and the Kadena Falcon editor hashed an organizational meeting of the Okinawa press association opa and is eagerly waiting an even bigger response inthe opa s first official meeting dec.12. Scheduled at the Kadena no club s Green room the 3 is tentatively set to include officer elections. Association membership according to the organizers is limited to established free Lance and professional journalists photographers and broadcasters with Media sgt. Mark Murray the Island s first Oki Man triathlon Champion has packed his bags and his family and transferred to a new assignment at Iwakuni Cas Japan. He s still close enough he said to make it Back Here for next year triathlon and attempt to retain his coveted . Cmdr. Margret Williams the women s triathlon Winner in t taking an chances and has already begun training for the next . Yraida Sosa and Lance Cpl. Sharon Young have been named by the1st Marine aircraft Wing As the most recent recipients of the quarterly top no an Marine of the Quarter respectively. Both marines work at the Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron Camp Butler. The Kadena Uso is still accepting entrants into its upcoming Kent Marathon slated for dec. 5. The $5 registration fee should t scare anyone away because for what each participant gets it s sure to be Abar gain run. Staff sgt. Bruce Hansberry has traded his microphone for a typewriter while transferring from the far East network tothe Marine corps joint Public affairs office at Camp promoted master sgt. Dub Allen also of the Marine Pao i tentatively scheduled to report to Iwakuni s Pao where he will serve As the Public affairs chief there. Photographer s mate 1st class Brend Scratchard from the Navy Side of the air Force photo lab at Kadena is hitting the books As she prepares for her new teaching assignment with the los Angeles metropol Itan College. She s due to be the key instructor during term 3 in the newly offered introductory and advanced color photography . Dan Cross and the Camp Hansen raiders take up one of their biggest challenges As they face second place Kadena eagles in their next contest. The raiders carry a 10-0 record into the game while the eagles have an 8-2 . Rachel Smith newly married and awaiting her husband s re arrival Here is an Unsung hero at the Camp Butler base education office. She was standing duty atthe women marines Barracks recently and after discovering a soldering mattress firkin one room calmly evacuated the Barracks of its occupants before the base fir department arrived. What happened at 6 . That sunday morning is her husband said the most exciting thing that s happened to her since she Learned to boil water. General wins 2nd Star by sgt. Dan Smith . Air forc Kadena a a second Star is in sight for Brig. Gen. Thomas g. Mclnerney Well know throughout Pacific air forces for his dynamic people programs at Reagan intends to nominate Mclnerney commander of 313th air division for appointment to the Grade of major general air Force officials announced on nov. 16."i m very grateful and excited about the news it was like a Bolt out of the Blue and caught Meby Surprise Mclnerney said. Soon after he Learned of the president intention Mclnerney cited the accomplishments of the people he commands As the primary Force behind that promotion. He said the first thing you think about doing when you get something like this is to thank All the people and i thank All the people on Kadena. I d like to Divide that additional Star into 25,000 pieces and give a piece to every the general also paid tribute to his Superior for their Confidence. I d like to thank it. Gen. Arnold w. Brasell commander in chief Pacific air forces and it. Gen. Charles w. Donnelly 5th air Force commander for ther Confidence in me. They be done a Fine Job and i m grateful they though enough about what we have done Here to recommend this promotion he assuming command of the 313th air division last february Mclnerney s application of his personal philosophy if you Don t take care of your people you can t Fly and fight has had dramatic results. Kadena a has won some top award including the 1982 Lemay trophy for the Best morale welfare and recreation program in Theair Force. Also in 1982, the 12th tactical fighter Squadron received the Hughes trophy As the Best tactical fighter Squadron with an air superiority Brig. Gen. Thomas g. Mclnerney Mission in the . Air in 1981 included the Thomas b. White award for environmental programs the title of est maintenance organization in Pacific air forces and numerous unit and individual 18th tactical fighter Wing won the 1982 William Tell air to air weapons meet in Florid after a record setting nonstop deployment covering 17,028 Miles and 14.8 hours in october. Services enforce strict rules for shipping vehicles stateside by sgt. Doug Weatherman . Marine corps most military families Are aware of the Money saved when buying japanese and or .-made automobiles and motorcycles Here but Many Are unaware of strict regulations governing their shipment service members in the army air Force and Navy who Are in pay grades e-4 and above with More than two years Active service can ship vehicles Home at government expense shipment for marines vary according to their status. If a Leatherneck is serving an unaccompanied our he must pay 25 percent of the Ocean transportation costs plus All handling costs which were incurred at the ports of embarkation and Are shipped on a space available basis Only. Marines on accompanied Tours can have their vehicles shipped at government expense but should Check the Marine corps regulations since some cases May vary said army staff sgt. Oscar g. Paige noncommissioned officer i charge privately owned vehicle Section military traffic management to Paige marines with two years on Island can ship privately owned vehicles a government expense but it must be indicated in their desiring to ship japanese cars May do so but each must contain a department of transportation plate certifying safety standards and an environmental Protection Agency Meta plate indicating the vehicle complies with . Emission standards. If not individuals will not receive their car in the the car does t have these plates it will not be released by . Customs until the owner posts Cash Bond equal to the value of the car Paige said. The department of transportation and the environmental Protection Agency determine what s needed to bring the car up to standards. Itcan be expensive he added. In addition to these requirements a for eign made vehicle shipped at government expense must have been owned for one year. This one Yea requirement can be waived by the military member s commanding officer if the current automobile replaces one that was lost or destroyed by fire theft Accident rapid deterioration Oris unrepairable. Motorcycle shipment requirements Are the same As those for cars according to Paige except that department of transportation an environmental Protection Agency requirements Are less stringent. In most cases All that required is a headlight and a speedometer to meet the agencies order to have a vehicle processed for shipment individuals must have permanent change of station orders proof of ownership Bill of Sale or certificate of registration and Thev Ehile must have been de registered. Once the vehicle is authorized for shipment marines bound for West coast duty have the Choice of shipment to Seattle Oakland san Diego space available Only or Wilmington Calif. Those going East can have their autos shipped to Bayonne n.j., Norfolk va., or new Orleans. These people should allow 72-90 Days for the car arrival. 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. Okinawa

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