Volu 1 «o. 9 SETMOITR JOHSSOI H. C. mRCB 6, 1948 AM STUDENTS TO RECEIVE PROMOTIONS TO PFC Red Crest War Find Driwe Oa JobiisoR Field Predieted Te Reach Geal At SIR^. The Aaerican Red Croea War Fund drive vdiich opened at Sejnaour John- •on Field Survlay, Feb. 2B, ahowa e^ ery proaiae of being auceeaaful in readying ita goal aet at |10, 000, EdBund H. Evana, field repreaentat- ive, atated thia week. To date, $3#X00 has been donat ed, Ur. Evans said. Although enlis ted aen are not being solicited the Red Cross representative revealed that moat of the donations received thus far have cone froa enlisted vn who gave throu^ their squadrons. all funds received in this can- paign on the Post will be used loc ally, Mr. Evans stated. The slogan^Give Double" has be«i adopted, iill officers and civilians of the Field are urged to respond generously. Booths have been set in the Poet Exchange and signs bearing tter- — VOnoters Indicating progress of the drive were erected at the Adams* villa and Slocunb Street entrances, ml at the Red Cross office by the Post Headquarters. Honorary Chairman of the drive See "nED C^PSS", pe«.« S WIONQ 8UESS, FELLOWS Those towers being built on Sevncnr Johnson Field are not place to shoot crap on Saturday nights, out observation towers for a drive on fire control. There will be a number of these tall towers built at various places on the field to serve as look-outs for any fire that nay break out in caar> or its vicinity. According to Fire Chief Jones, the towers will aid in keeping the fire hazard down to practically nil Capt. Bernstein First Red Cross Subscriber Captain David B. Bernstein ^ who has aliaost equaled the acts of her^ 1« performed by "Sergeant Yox4c," is shown contributing the first check to be recieved at SejmoiuT Johnson Field during the current Red Cross Drive.Recieving the check (seated) is Major Ralph M, Giles, I'oet adjutait idwj has been appointed executive War Fund chairman by General Haltor J. Reed. Twenty^three years ago, David 6randonBern8teln,a young Marine ser* ving the Anny of Occupati.''a in Gex^ many learned that - as far as a Ish sting peace was concerned World V/ar 1 was "unfinished business." Today, a Captain in the Army Air Forces Technical Gaining Command, he Is serving as assistant Judge advocate at Seymour Johnson Field as his share toward finishing the Job. For eight months after the Ar mistice we were billeted in the tom of Segendorf about 20 miles south east of Coblenz," says Captain Bern stein. "I spoke some German, and used to ^end a lot of time talking to the old folks and the soldiers who had Just returned from the froil It was the sane stonr everywhere. The Germans didn't consider thenisc- Ives deCeated. They said they could have won the war if the- United States had not come in at the cruc ial moment and turned the tide. "They were already confidently talking of the 'next time',and even hoped that the U.5. would fight on Germany's side. After that I k.iew we were not living in peace but ui^ der an armed truce. See "CAP*". page 5 EisM Ofliem Pnmtwl New proBOtione of officers were announced this week by the War Dep artment. Major John P. Newton, a graduate of Indiana University, was prcoioted from Captain. He is General Mess Of ficer as well aa officer of the 12th Mess Training Grox^). In civilian life lbOa> Newton was a aalesan. He was first conissionsd Jufw 13, 1931 in the Infantry Rasarve. Captain Donald G« Coaar, Assist ant Training Offlcsr, was proaoted :rem 1st It. Hs was fonaerly Assist ant Manager of the Consolidated El ectric 4 uas (;orp. at dennams, Va. A native of New Xoric he waa first eot- ■isslonsd in August, 1933i uvl cms to this post from Lowry Field, Colo* Lts. George S.Burria.Roy C.Mur- ray, Gilbert Magaslner,George ff. At> au, James D. MoQtguiMry,and Wllliea B* Woolf were trem Second to First Uei'Zena' ‘hia week. Tu Depirtwt Tc Halp PaziM G. Fa Oa Past March t, 10, sH il As the deadline for filing income tax returns nears, all men who want aid will be glad to know that two d»> puty Inecne tax collectors will be here March 9,10,11 to give advice. Men are requested to have with them their papers filled as completo- ly as possible so that only problans will be handled by the experts. Officer's preference will be glmn the morning of March 9, but for the rest of the time enlisted men will be taken care of. The two experts will be on band al? day long. Place for the interviews will ba the Courts 4 Boards Room in the Area Engineers Building. All men will en- tsr by the rear door. Much information about income tax problsma has already been printed in past issues of this paper. They are available in the Air-O-llsek offios in the Serrlce Club. All returns must bs filed with each man's local Collector of Inter nal hevemie by March 15th. MALE CHORUS IS FART OF MUSIC PROGRAM FOR JOHNSON FIELD lien of Seytnour Johnson Field will really have something to sing about when their vocal talent is blended to«rether in a male chorus being organized by Lt. George S. Burris, of Special Service. The Chorus will eventually consist of 75 husky voices. Rehear sals will be held every Wednesday night at 7'.30 p.m. at the Band room on 3rd and F Streets. Anyone wishing to be a member of this chorus need not be an expei^ ienced vocalist. All that is require is that you be able to carry a tune. The music which the chorus will sing will be of all types including Spiritual ballads, popular and mar ching selections. Call 2k2 or apply at 3rd and F streets. Both students and permanent party men are eligible. Programs and radio broadcasts will be sponsered after the chorus is rounded into sh'pe. Orders sf Effective Mireli 1 All airplane msohanie students will be promoted to Privates First Class, it was announoed at Ssymour Johnson Field this week. auth ority, which oane from Washington, under date of Fob. 17, 1948, made proiAOtions effective March 1. Squadrons will make the advance in rank Just as soon at they rsoeiw direct orders. If a student holds a rank higlw er than PFC, hs will retain his raiib In ths future soldiers will be made PPCe before they are shipped tt In ttis future soldiers will be made PFCs before they are shipped froa bade training centers to Arqy Air Forces Teehnlcel Schools. Another promotion will come to the 6 tudent after he g raduates from the AM course. Two days prior to hit shipaent to a factory school he will be made a corporal. The badges will be issued to the hundreds of thousands of man who have graduated and are graduatlmg from Technical Training Cans Schools aa soon as the requirad quasity can ba mada. A M GRADUATES TO RECEIVE SILVER TECHNICIAN DADOES Seymour Johnson Field AM grad uates will Kuon receive handsae silver bsi-lges which will be worn above the loft pockets of their blouses and which will identify them as AAF technicians. The badges will be worn by grsr duates of all Army Air Forces Techni cal Training Command. The basic badge irtiich will be the same for all graduates regard less of their epeeialtios ie appro ximately one and three-eighte Inehot square. It's design shows a gear wheel, encircled by a wreath, sur mounted by a four-bladed propeller, the blades extending to the outer edges of the wreath. Extending frem the lower edge of the badge are two small tabs frem which a bar, aa in ch and one-quarter long, is suspen ded. This silver bar will carry ths technical qualifieatieos of the wearer - such as Airplane Mechanie. Men qualified In mere than one speo- ialty will wear an additional bar for each, the bars being suspended one below tho otbor Xnjf silver links.