Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, September 3, 1971 Page: 1 of 28
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"There is no substitute for hard work."
This Monday Sept. 6 Ft. Hood
aong with the rest of the United States
will celebrate Labor Day a day set
aside to honor the nation's workers.
Declared a legal holiday by Congress
the day will find most Americans re
laxing and taking a deserved rest.
Labor Day had its start almost a
century ago in 1882. In that year
Peter McGuire founder of the United
Brotherhood of Carpenters suggested
a national holiday be declared to honor
the workers of the country. In Septem
ber of that same year New York City
became the scene of the first Labor
Day parade staged by Bronx workers.
A paragraph often associated with
Labor Day first appeared in an edi
torial in the N. Y. Times: "The best
servants of the world are those who do
VOL. 30 NO. 32
Labor Day Honors
SAY AHHHHHH—The advanced party of the
1st Sqdn 8th Cav. 1st Cav Div. supervise the load
By STEVE SINGLETON
The recent and by now
famous DA message calling
for the early release of 43000
troops from the Army has
created a unique situation for
many soldiers in the 1st Cav.
Div. and other units at Ft.
Upon the announcement of
the message word flashed
through the "grapevine" with
incredible speed. The majority
of troops listened to the news
How would you like to learn
a foreign language?
The Fifth Army Language
Training Facility will ofer 14-
S pa is an a
Hebrew Vietnamese Thai
and Persian. These Classes
a re a
•benefit of both military and
civilians. In addition the
facility will offer English for
foreign military personnel
English for foreign-born
civilians and citizenship
All classes will meet Mon
day Tuesday Thursday and
Friday of each week. Classes
Will start on Sept. 9 and will
end on Dec. 17. These classes
will be held in Bldg. 4404
with dependent English and
citizenship from 7:30 to 10:30
a.m. Korean Thai and Viet
namese from 7:30 to 11:30
a re a
Spanish Persian Hebrew and
with a mixture of elation and
memory of other glorious
rumors that never proved
However this time the
soldiers' hopes were justified
themselves in the position of
ha vi be in
Christmas in the barracks one
day and found themselves
"short-timers the next." Now
Learn A Language
Other Than Your Own
military English from 12:30
to 4:30 p.m.
The courses are primarily
directed toward conversation
rather than grammer. The
a it in to a
composed the basic and in
termediate English courses to
enable their students to speak
understandable English and
foreign languages in every day
situations. Furthermore the
as an in a
English courses along with
presently being created are
designed to help the foreign-
born dependents trying to ob
tain American citizenship.
Recently Thai and Persian
have been added to the cur
riculum. For people who have
been to Thailand or who will
go there in the near future
learning Thai will definately
provide insight into the way
of life of the Thai people.
Persian an Indo-European
not spare themselves in either youth or
age but who are so wisely strenuous
that they carry their strength into ma
turity and prolong their maturity while
strength remains. The will to work is
the will to live and the loss of either
will is the loss of the other."
Those statements could well fit our
society today and most would think it
had been written recently. The Times
however ran the editorial prior to La
bor Day in 1924.
In 1887 Oregon became the first
state to make Labor Day a legal holi
day. President Grover Cleveland sign
ed a bill in 1894 that had rushed
through both houses on Congress mak
ing Labor Day a legal holiday. The day
is now observed as a national holiday
throughout the United States and
ing of a UH-1H on Ijoard the USAF C5-A Galaxy for
use in BARFROST 71. (Photo by Tom Lehman)
that the jubilation and mutual
on at a on ha
down most troops have begun
to wonder just what they'll
do after their long-dreamed-of
ETS when the Army is just
Barracks rap sessions
between fellow short-timers
are common now and the com
ment often heard is: "Man
I just don't know what I'm
going to do when I get out
language is not only in
teresting but valuable to those
who want to study Middle-
Eastern culture and to those
who wish to travel to the land
of Cyrus the Great. Both Thai
and Persian could be exciting
to anyone who likes to learn
about foreign peoples and
Successful completion of a
foreign language course allows
a person to be eligible to
receive up to eight semester
hours of college credit. After
taking a course those who
desire college credit must go
to the Education Center and
take the appropriate Armed
Forces Institute language test.
Here if a person does well
on this test he will receive
assistance from the Education
Center personnel in applying
for credit. More information
is available by phoning 685-
6643 or 685-7118 during duty
"Published by Community Enterprises Incorporated a private firm in no way connected witl
expression of the Department of the Army. The appearance of advertisement in this publicc
he it at on is to
Jobs are hard to find now.
He unemployment figures for
veterans are depressingly
high although the federal
government is conducting a
vi go us a a to
persuade employers to hire ex
servicemen. Rather ha
marking time for he
is ha a
are not waiting until they fin
themselves on the other sid|
of the military fence tin
are making plans and writinj
For the man who does
yet know what he wants
do or will be able to
there are two mai
alternatives open. First ever)
GI is aware of the GI Bil]
It currently provides $175 pi
month for an individual
is enrolled in a degree-gra
ting institution. For those
dividuals who will be getti:
out during the Septemb
separation period vocation
school or college attendan
is possible if applications a]
submitted immediately. If fj
attendance at a school is
possible because of the rele
date an individual can
sider beginning in the see
semester of his college orJ
the institution operates on
quarter system he may h^
only a brief time to wait
formation about schools
colleges as well as edi
tional counseling can be
tained by contacting the Ai
Education Office in Bldg.
(Continued on Page 2)
GOT AN EYE-DEA?
AN EYE CATCHER? Yes but this
particular one is for the Army Incen
tive Awards Suggestion Program. Ft.
Hood troopers are urged to suggest
today Your ideas might mean money
in your pocket! See your first sergeant
Published in the interest of the peisonnel of Fort Hood!
FORT HOOD TEXAS SEPTEMBER 3 1971
for details or call your division's Incen
tive Awards Suggestion Program. First
Team soldiers should call 685-2327 and
2nd Armd. Div. troopers should call
685-4201. (Hustration by Stewart
Off To Norway
The 1st Sqdn. 8th Cav. 1st
Cav. Div. will depart from
Robert Gray Army Airfield
soon for participation in EX
ERCISE BARFROST '71..'
The exercise will be held in
Troms County Norway Sept. 6
through the 14.
The 50-member advance
party left Ft. Hood on August
30 under the command of
Maj. Albert V. Goodpasture
^squadron executive officer.
'The party was airlifted to.
*'Bardi|foss Noi jvay by a
C5-A Galaxy aircraft. Two
helicopters a UH-1H Iroquois
and an OH-58 Kiowa ac
companied the First Team
troopers on the U.S. Air Force
The squadron's main party
consisting of more than 500
troops will be airlifted by ten
U.S. Air Force C-141 transport
aircraft. The main party will
be under the command of Lt.
Deployment will Hie in 'cen-
Judging Nov. 10
Judging in the Fifth Army phase of the 14th All-
Army Photography Contest is scheduled for Nov. 10
at Ft. Leonard Wood Mo. according to E. Gordon
West the command's staff crafts director.
This year's competition which starts with instal
lation contests is divided into three groups each
having eight categories.
The three groups are black and white color
prints and color slides. Categories in each group are
people children animals action scenic military life
still life and experimental.
Military personnel on active duty for 90 days or
more are eligible to participate.
Fifth Army awards will be as follows:
Best of Group (three in number) $50 each
and memento plaque.
Category First Place (24 in number) $35 each
and memento plaque.
Category Second Place (24 in number) $25
each and memento plaque.
Category Third Place (24 in number) $15 each
and memento plaque.
Honorable Mentions memento plaques.
Continued on Page 2
In latest information received here
this week—all longevity pay some
incentive pay and special pay allowan
ces have been frozen by last month's
Wage Freeze announcement.
Those who would have normally re
—longevity increases in their basic
—special pay for medical and dental
—and incentive pay for aircraft and
will not receive any inceases from Sept.
1 until the freeze ends. Presently the
freee is scheduled to end Nov. 13.
Retroactive adjustments will not be
made for those pay increases lost dur
ing the wage freeze period.
For example the soldier who went
Cav Unit In BARFROST 71
tral Troms County with the
1st Cav. unit acting as an
element of the Blue Forces
in conjunction with Norwegian
Forces will be engaged in the
defense of the county from
invading Orange aggressors.
Air support for the Blue
Forces will be supplied by a
a N or an
bomber. squadron. The ag
gressors will be supported by
an Air Force tactical fighter-
THE NUMBER YOU HAVE REACH
ED IS NOT Master Sgt. Gale F.
Cooper (standing) and Sfc. Corneal
Craigton (kneeling) are a two-man
satellite communicatios team accom
panying the advanced party of the
[iijst Team's 1st Sqdn. 8th Cav. to
rmy Community Service
initiated a new budget
el in am
sons experiencing financial
'This program is open to
it a an
pendents who would like to
rn how to pay off their
esent indebtedness" says
pt. Jon Mclntire ACS so-
al work officer.
"The goal of this program
to pay off the indebtedness
|y reducing monthly
ayments similar to a court
fbt liquidation program."
The budget counseling pro-
ram offers both short and
long term service. The client
ith few creditors may need
uggestions and helpful hints
budgeting his finances. ACS
olunteers will offer hints on
ood management low cost
enus suggestions on saving
oney and preparing a
udget. Usually one or two
nterviews completes this the
The long-term service deals
(Continued on Page 2)
ieir own and are not to be considered an (Official
of the products or services advertised."
GI Longevity Pay[
Frozen By Freeze
The 1st Sqdn. of the 8th
Cav. will be the only American
ground unit participating in
the exercise. BARFROST '71
is a NATO-related exercise
designed to test the coopera
tion between Norwegian and
U.S. Forces and is not a test
of rapid air transport of .troops
from the United States to
The exercise will be con
ducted well within the Arctic
Circle 8 so troopers will have
a rare chance to try out their
over eight years service for pay on Sept.
18 will not receive the money for his
fogie until Nov. 14. However the freeze
will not affect the future dates of en
titlement for longevity increases. The
same soldier will receive his 10-year
fogie in 1973 on Sept. 18—not Nov. 14.
Only four sategories are exempt
from this freeze:
—those missing in action
—hospitalied soldiers wounded in
—Pvt. E-l with four months in ser
The Army is still waiting for detail
ed instructions on such items as allow
ances special continuation pay for med
ical officers and re-enlistment banuses.
actic gear and equipment.
Emphasis has been placed!
upon the training of units to
perform in a mid-intensity en
vironment. Progressive unit I
training has been the keynote I
in preparation for BARFROST
'71. Tactics at the squad pla
toon and company levels have I
been reviewed and rehearsed I
for participation as an ele-l
ment under the operational!
control of the Norwegian led!
Blue Farces. r^Crr
INSTALLATION LAUNDRY and dry clean
ing plant will be closed Monday in observance of
Labor Day. Laundry drop chute may be used by
cash patrons on that day. All units scheduled to
turn in payroll deductible laundry bundles for
their organization Monday will turn them in Tues
day at the regularly scheduled time. Personnel are
requested to check that each patron has two tick
ets in each bundle.
ONE OF THE FIRST things a young child
hears before going to school is "look both ways
before crossing the street." But few kids of school
age can slow down long enough to stop and think
about safety. The safety of these youngsters is
your responsibility when you're behind the wheel.
The 120-day drop for draftees has brought
11-hour day seven days a week of work for AG
Transfer Point personnel clerks. See Photo story
Social Notes ........ 8 Sports 24 25
Passtime 12 Eyecatcher 26
Movies 20 Classified 27
Norway. They will be responsible fori
for the operation of a reconfigured!
AN /ARC-146 to provide a voice com-l
munication relay from the battalior
operational headquarters in Norway tc
1st Cav. Div. headquartes at Ft. Hood.|
(U.S. Army Photo) by Tom Lehman)
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