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Don’t Flash Your Pay

Just because you’ve got the dough, there is no need for you to flash it in front of our allies overseas.

It may look good to your buddies if you pay a waiter by shoving a pile of bills at him and saying "Take out what you need."  But this will only cause him to wonder if you’re not either pretty dumb about money or overpaid. Although only a few unscrupulous tradespeople will take more than they should, the word will soon spread that Americans throw money around. The same good sense is needed when you are out with local people. To spend your money in a grandstand play usually does only two things for you. It makes you look like a jackass while you’re doing it and it leaves you broke before the end of the month.

The foolish use of money can bring unpleasantness to both you and the local citizens. By cornering scarce items you can push up the prices to the point where they would be out of reach of almost everyone. This would undoubtedly lead to the development of hard feelings between you and our allies.

The sensible thing to do is to take advantage of the opportunity to save part of the money you earn overseas. The Armed Forces have savings plans for your use. You can increase your allotments, buy postal money orders or convert your money to U.S. Savings Bonds. Those who follow this advice will be doubly happy. In addition to helping build better relations abroad, they will be building for their own future. (AFPS).

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Motor Vehicle Squadron Provides Complete Support Service

The Motor Vehicle Squadron has developed its services, facilities and procedures over the past two years with the constant goal of providing complete effective support service.

Some of the major changes in the squadron consist of the establishment of a well organized Motorized Equipment Shop on the Flight Line. This shop is now under the supervision of S/Sgt. Thompson.

Recently, the additional responsibility of AACS equipment was delegated to this shop in addition to the APU and Refrigeration equipment previously handled. Another major change saw the Refueling Section transferred to the Supply Squadron last fall. Only the Refueling Maintenance under S/Sgt. Froese remained in the Motor Vehicle Squadron. During the past year new M Series vehicles have been received in exchange for the old vehicles. The arrival of the new hydramatic transmission 6x6s meant the end of double clutching days for truck drivers. Another big addition during this anniversary period was the solid start made in giving OJT training to ROKAF personnel attached to the unit for raining purporses.

The Commander, Maj. Nicholas Evanco, came to the squadron in December 1953, from the Directorate of Material at Headquarters 5th Air Force where he was chief of the Vehicle Branch. Other present officers of the Motor Vehicle Squadron are 1st LT. Richard A. Larson, who transferred here in March from the commandant’s Office, Headquarters, 5th Air Force, and 2nd Lt. Leslie C. Thomas, squadron maintenance officer. M/Sgt. George J. Rice is the 1st Sergeant f the unit.

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Installations Keeps Base in Top Shape

Since the Installations Squadron wrote its last history on 31 December 1953, the mission has remained primarily the same; that of maintenance and repair of all buildings, structures, roads, airfields and other facilities on this base, prevention and suppression of fire, and aircraft crash rescue operations. The organization is now commanded by Lt. Col. J.B. Marshall who was assigned to this position in March 1954. Later in the same month 2nd Lt. Robert L. York was assigned as Squadron Adjutant.

There has been no new construction on this base since January 1954 and this Squadron’s accomplishments have been primarily to maintain and repair the facilities already in existence. The greatest change in the Organization’s mission has been that of the increased emphasis placed on the one-the-job training program of ROK Air Force personnel. This squadron has 77 ROK personnel assigned for training in basic job specialties required to fulfill its mission.

We are happy to say that in several phases of our work, the ROK personnel have shown outstanding improvement. We are proud of the supervision and efforts of the Air men of this Squadron to develop and train these personnel.

Much emphasis has been placed upon an educational program for all members of this squadron. We boast, and with great pride, that approximately 50% of assigned personnel are either presently studying or have completed some type of course of study during their off-duty hours.

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Service Squadron Reviews Year

By S/Sgt. Joseph L. Cavanagh

During the past year, many officers and airmen of our Squadron have read and enjoyed the Jet Gazette. Let’s embark upon the sea of memory and drift over the waves of happy recollection of the past year.

Remember the rain and wind-storm last September that threatened to sweep our Squadron into the midst of the Village? Seems like it was in December that Major Welch took over the Squadron. In January, we said, "We go home THIS YEAR". And then things really got busy. Base Supply had to re-ware house and the Ammo Section was planing their SURPRISE for February. This was the month the Armed Forces Aid to Korea Project (AFAK) really got into full swing.

Then came April. We began to realize we weren’t the proverbial fools for coming over here. The time fled past and now we’re short-timers. May was the month the Squadron Team was awarded the National League Basketball Trophy; the squadron celebrated with its semi-annual "beerbust". Here it is – July already! We received a plaque for being the cleanest Squadron on the base.

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Communications Squadron Counts Many Changes

By 1st Lt. John H. Alley

Since July 27, 1953 there have been very few changes in Korea so far as the combat situation goes, but were the Officers and Airmen who read the first edition of the Jet Gazette to drop in for a visit, undoubtedly they would be amazed at the changes that have occurred in the Communications Squadron during the past year.

There has been a complete change in personnel and the likes of Major Patterson, Captain Lee, Captain Knauff, Lt. Nuslock, Lt. Daniels and Lt. Weiner have been replaced by Major Thompson, just recently promoted, Lt. Sander, Lt. Alley and the most recent arrival, Lt. Boxer. The Comm Sq. has lifted the face of the Squadron Area and can now boast of a remodeled Orderly Room, thanks to the AIO, and this should result in a more effective administration. In addition to the new Orderly Room, the Day Room has been reworked and landscaped with Korean Pine.

As in the past, the Squadron has placed more emphasis on Sports and Recreation in off-duty moments and as a result the morale in the Squadron is at a very high mark. The volleyball court, softball field and darkroom are insured a maximum amount of attention. The overall personnel services program has received a large degree of participation from the local communicators. A few of the outstanding Air men in the squadron are Airman Carter and Harrison who have produced some fine paintings; Airman Schuster and Townsend – an integral part of the Sabres Baseball Team; Airmen Hopper, Ward, Boudreaux, LaCesa, who were named Airman of the Month for the Air Base Group, and Airman Patterson, runner-up in the 5th Air Force Bridge Tournament. These are only a few of the many, but with men like these, Communications is bound to improve.

In general the Communications facilities have been expanded and improved, and with the installation of the new Base Lead Cable Plant, more improvement will be offered to the paying customer.

Supply, Crypto and Carrier have drawn praise from both FEAF and 5th Air Force inspectors for their efficiency and effectiveness.

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