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Gift of the Panama Canal Museum


News
Page 4: Unexploded ord-
nance clearance efforts
are underway at Empire
and Balboa West
Ranges. Find out whats
going on before the land
is transferred to the Pana-
manian government.


Tropic


Times


Vol. XI No. 13


Fort Clayton, Howard Air Force Base and Rodman Naval Station Panama Canal, Republic of Panama
Serving the Joint Community


Friday, March 20, 1998


USARSO 'three-peats' in ACOE


Kensinger: Teamwork clearly key to unprecedented achievement


story and photos by Sgt. 1st Class Chris Calkins
NCOIC, USARSO Public Affairs Office
FORT CLAYTON - This is getting to be habit-
forming, but it's not a habit anyone associated with
U.S. Army South has any designs on breaking.
For the third consecutive year, USARSO has cap-
tured a first-place prize in the annual Army Commu-
nity of Excellence competition.
The Army-wide distinction, shared by Forts
Clayton, Kobbe and Sherman awarded USARSO first
place in the "special" installation category, just as the
two previous awards did.
Whatever the classification, military and civilian
leaders throughout USARSO are thrilled - although
clearly not surprised - by the outcome announced
earlier this week from the Army Chief of Staff's Of-
fice in the Pentagon.
"Happy? You bet. Surprised? Not a bit," said Char-
lotte Pierce, Theater Support Brigade executive of-


Outstanding recreational facilities, like Fort
Shimmey Beach, helped contribute to U.S. Army S
place finish in the Army Community of Excellence c
It was USARSO's third straight first place finish.


ficer, who played a key role in escorting visiting evalu-
ators during an ACOE site visit in January.
"We don't want to come off sounding overconfi-
dent, but we know we have a good team here, a team
committed to doing everything possible to make this
the best community possible," Pierce said.
Also stressing the teamwork theme was Maj. Gen.
Philip R. Kensinger Jr., USARSO commanding gen-
eral.
"I am proud to be associated with such a top-rate
group of soldiers and civilian employees who all con-
tributed to this award. There is no doubt in anyone's
mind that teamwork is clearly the key to this unprec-
edented achievement of winning three consecutive
first place ACOE awards. I salute each and every one-
of you," he said.
Col. Richard B. Thomas, TSB commander, echoed
the USARSO CG's comments when he thanked the be-
hind-the-scenes efforts of many.
"These kinds of awards are not so
much a reflection of what we (leaders)
do, but is, rather, a reflection of what
so many people out there do on an ev-
. , eryday basis. That's what makes this
- award so special to all of us ... it is con-
firmation from an outside agency that
we have a terrific internal program
Heree" Thomas said.
----" ' Pierce said evaluators, who toured

Sferent categories, evaluated essentially
the same criteria regardless of the
installation's size or mission.
Those categories, Pierce said, are
Leadership, Strategic Planning, Cus-
Sherman's tomer and Market Focus, Information
3outh's first- and Analysis, Human Resource Devel-
competition. opment and Management, Process
Management and Business Results.


Maria Alejandra, 3, dances the evening away
Monday during the DCA Wonderland Fair. The
fair is just one event designed to contribute to
quality of life here.
Thomas said the fact USARSO continues to excel
despite a continuing drawdown of people, resources
and property only reiterates what he's always believed
about the people who live and work here.
"It's no secret we're in a great period of drawdown
and uncertainty. But yet, even with everything going on
around here, we're able to continue with community
programs like the "Neighborhood Watch Program" and
great community events like the recently completed
DCA Fair.When you really stop and think about it,
quality of life is still very good here in USARSO,"
Thomas said.
Along with the prestige of being a "three-peat" win-
ner, Pierce said the award money help fund even more
community and command projects.And, as in the past
two years, community members here will have a say in
to how it is spent. "They're the ones who won the
award; they deserve to have a say in how we celebrate
it," Pierce said.


McKinney busted one rank; receives no prison sentence


FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) - Sgt.
Maj. Gene McKinney was spared a
prison sentence Monday and busted
down one rank for obstruction of justice
after pleading with a military jury to let
him retire "with some form of honor."
The Army had asked for a six-month
prison sentence and a demotion to the
lowest rank of private.
The same jury that acquitted
McKinney, once the Army's highest-
ranking enlisted man, on Friday of
crudely pressuring six military women for
sex imposed the sentence after two hours
of deliberation.
McKinney was convicted on only one
of 19 counts, obstruction of justice, for
urging one of his accusers to lie to mili-
tary investigators.
Also Monday, McKinney's first ac-
cuser, Sgt. Maj. Brenda Hoster, was


Well, let's just say we're going
to move on with our lives in spite of
this long, extensive investigation.
We did OK.
Sgt. Maj. Gene McKinney
former Sergeant Major of the Army


served with a $1.5 million libel suit
filed by McKinney alleging that she lied
in interviews when she first went public
with her story last year. Hoster, now re-
tired, claimed McKinney groped her
during a business trip to Hawaii.
McKinney, 47, stood at attention and
showed no emotion when his sentence
was read. His wife, Wilhelmina, sat sto-
ically behind him.


The sentence, which must be ap-
proved by senior Army leadership, will
likely cut his retirement benefits.
McKinney, who had already submitted
his retirement request, will leave the
Army as a master sergeant instead of a
sergeant major. As he left the courtroom,
McKinney was asked if he was satisfied
with the sentence.
"Well, let's just say we're going to


move on with our lives in spite of this
long, extensive investigation,"
McKinney told reporters. "We did OK."
His wife added: "Thank God for
prayers."
Four of the six women who had ac-
cused McKinney of groping them or
crudely pressuring them for sex sat to-
gether in the courtroom. They expressed
no emotion at his sentence and made no
comment afterward.
Hoster was not in the courtroom
Monday. Another of McKinney's accus-
ers, Maj. Michelle Gunzelman, is sta-
tioned in Germany.
McKinney's attorney, Charles
Gittins, told the jury that McKinney and
his wife have suffered enough in the
year since the accusations were made
public, and imprisoning McKinney
would be "overkill."


Feature
Pages 6 - 7: The Di-
rectorate of Commu-
nity Activities Won-
derland Fair wrapped
up Monday evening.
Check out the fun
people had in this an-
nual event. i i ld


Sports
Page 9: About a 1,000
spectators showed up at r i.--,
Rodman Naval Station
Saturday to see military amiw* a
members slug it out in the ' '
St. Patrick's Day Boxing
Smoker. Get the analysis on some of
the key bouts.











Tropic Times
March 20, 1998


L~eopte


Welcome to our team
FORT CLAYTON - These soldiers are newly arrived for onward assign-
ment to Panama, Honduras or Fort Sherman. Welcome to our team.


RANK/NAME
Pfc. Keith Bradley
Staff Sgt. Sean Collins
Spc. Kevin Fowler
Pfc. Eduardo Gonzales
Spc. Nicholas Loibl
Staff Sgt. Charles Peddicord
Spc. Shaneka Shewood
Spc. Jeremy Smith
Spc. Luis Torrales


MOS
51B
67T
51B
95B
95B
67U
92Y
44E
75H11


GAINING UNIT
518th Eng. Co.
D Co., 1-228th Avn.
518th Eng. Co.
549th MP Co.
549th MP Co.
C Co., 1-228th Avn.
HHD, 245th Spt. Bn.
518th Eng. Co.
HHC, TSB


VOLUNTEER OF


THE WEEK


FORT SHERMAN - Ruth Brown
has been volunteering for the past
15 years.
She worked in the Quality Im-
provement Office at Gorgas Arm\
Community Hospital. She worked
on the hospital Book Cart program.
As a volunteer . \ hene% er she saw
a child crying, she x\ould stop and
talk to the child until the child
stopped cry ing. Whenever a patient
asked her for a location of a certain
clinic, Ruth personally took the pa-
tient to the clinic
Brown is kind, compassionate and
always ready to help. She does an
outstanding job and is always giving
of herself.
She is always willing to go that
extra mile and never says "NO" to
someone in need.
She has received many awards
and recognition for her selfless ef-
forts.
Brown is a jewel and her profes-
sionalism and work ethic is a credit
to her and our community.
She is currently volunteering at
Curundu Elementary School and ev-
eryone says that her work has been
instrumental in improving the read-
ing and English skills of the stu-
dents, i.e., remedial English to 3rd
grade students.
She is a great addition to the vol-
unteer program at the school.
Brown says what she likes most
about volunteering is "meeting some
very nice people and the personnel


Sgt. 1st Class Chris Calkins (U.S. Army)
Ruth Brown is this week's Volun-
teer of the Week. A native of Los
Angeles, California, she is a Red
Cross volunteer.
at the Red Cross office are very
helpful."
Brown says her most rewarding
experience as a volunteer is that "It
is the greatest job I have had, and I
really love it!!."
Brown is from Los Angeles,
California. She has been in Panama
for 27 years; worked for the Panama
Canal Commission and is now re-
tired.
Brown will be 80-years-old this
year and is still going strong.
Her spirit, motivation and dedi-
cation to the students at the school
serve as an example for all parents
and grandparents to follow.
This just proves you are never to
old to go back to school.


Bolivian General visits Panama
Lt. Gen. Daniel Alfonso Saavedra, commander of the Bolivian Armed
Forces, visited Panama for three days last week as part of the Distin-
guished Visitors Program. Saavedra, who studied in Panama 32 years
ago in the School of the Americas, was invited by Maj. Gen. Philip R.
Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army South commanding general.


TroicTies


This authorized unofficial command information publication is for U.S. armed forces overseas. The Tropic Times is published in conjunction with the Armed Forces
Information Program of the Department of Defense, under the supervision of the Director of Public Affairs, U.S. Southern Command. Contents of the Tropic Times
do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Southern Command.

Tropic Times, Unit 7145, APO AA 34004. Public Affairs Officer .................................................... Lt. Col. Joseph Curtir
Building 405, Field Printing Plant, Corozal One West Command Information .................... ...................................... Gaby Capriles
Phone: 285-6612/4666 or FAX 285-6613. NCOIC ....................................................... Sgt. 1st Class Christopher C. Calkins
E-Mail: pbouchard@usarso-lanl.army.mil; USARSO LAN address: Caribbean Correspondent ....... ..................... ...................... Marti Ostrander
pbouchard@ sopa@ usarso Editor ............................................................... ................. . Spc. A li Leone
Journalist .......................... ........................................... Spc. Kenneth K . Rocket
Commander in Chief .................................................. Gen. Charles E. Wilhelm 24th Wing Commander ................................................ Col. Gregory L. Trebon
Director, U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs ......... Col. Vicente C. Ogilvie 24th Wing Public Affairs Office ........................................................284-5459
U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs Office ........................ (305) 437-1200 Chief of Public Affairs ........................... ...................... Capt. Michael Murk
C chief, Tropic Tim es .................................................................. Rosem ary C hong N CO IC ................................... ................................. Tech. Sgt. Rick Burnham
Editor ....... ............................ ............ ............... Sgt. Paul Bouchard Chief, Internal Information ............................... Staff Sgt. John B. Dendy IV
Writer/Editor ................................................. Daniel Amores U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal
Writer/Editor ............ ......................................... Raymond E. Samuels Commanding Officer ........................................ Capt. Robert W. Bennett, Jr.
W riter/Editor .......... ............................... ..................... Griselda Sterling U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal Public Affairs Office .................... 283-4301
Office Automation Clerk ........................... ................ Tina Summerton Public Affairs Specialist ................................. ................... Sally Paramore
Volunteer ....... ............................... ............. ............... Sherril Harrill Director, Joint Interagency
Student Intern ............................................... .................... Am anda M erkel Task Force South ............................................... Brig. G en. H oward G . DeW olf
U.S. Army South Commanding General...... Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr. Joint Interagency Task Force South Public Affairs Office.................284-7502
U.S. Arm y South. Public Affairs Office ............................................... 288-3143 . Public Affairs Consultant ............... ................................... . , te Calsetta


Spc. All Leone (U.S. Army)
Best overall
During Tuesday's Army Community of Excellence Award ceremony at
Building 95, Fort Clayton, Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army
South commanding general, presented the Directorate of Community
Activities with the Best Overall USARSO Organization award. Other
winners and runner-ups were: Small - Staff Judge Advocate, Army
Career and Alumni Program; Medium - Southern Command Network,
Adjutant General; and Large - DCA, Directorate of Logistics and an
honorable mention for Directorate of Housing and Engineering.


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Ship pets to CONUS ASAP


by Capt. Todd M. Thomas, DVM
Veterinary Corps chief, Corozal Veterinary
Treatment Facility
COROZAL - Many concerns have
recently been raised by community
members regarding the shipment of pets
to CONUS as the drawdown continues.
At this time we know two major limit-
ing factors that will affect this.
First, there simply aren't enough
flights available between American, Con-
tinental and the upcoming Delta service,
so we start out at a disadvantage.
The second problem is that during the
peak of travel/PCS months of June -
August when most families will be leav-
ing Panama, the temperatures in Miami,
Atlanta and Houston are above the legal
limits set for safe travel with pets. There-
fore, the airlines must embargo pets until
the high temperatures subside. There-
fore, no pets will be allowed to fly to
these cities.
Due to these uncontrollable factors,
the best option for pet owners is to ship
pets to CONUS as early as possible. I
strongly recommend shipping, pets to
CONUS prior to May 1999, if at all pos-
sible. I realize everyone cannot do this
because boarding may be costly and
family/friends may not be able to keep
animals. Many owners do not want to be
separated from their pets and that is un-
derstandable.
However, the worst possible scenario
is to get to the airport next June and not
be allowed to take your pet on the plane.
Then what?
I implore all pet owners to seriously
consider the option of shipping their pet
early. This is best for the animal's travel
comfort, health and overall well-being.


For anyone who can do this, I feel it will
save time, effort and stress in the summer
of 1999.
I would also like to urge all command-
ers to.inform incoming soldiers about
these problems and to discourage im-
porting pets to Panama.
Any discussion about pets would be
incomplete without addressing the issue
of abandonment.
As many community members know,
this sad situation becomes more and
more prevalent as more units depart
Panama. This is not a pet problem nor a
veterinary issue; this is strictly an issue
of compassion and understanding for
animals.
All community members need to be
aware of this and all commanders or su-
pervisors need to alert subordinates
about this potential problem.
Pets should not be left behind to fend
for themselves. Stray animals are at risk
for starvation, injury, disease and even
death because they cannot take care of
their own needs.
When people leave Panama they have
several options for pets if they cannot
PCS with the animals. One'option is to;
officially release the pets to another
owner which includes transferring the
veterinary medical records to the new
owner. The Corozal Veterinary Treatment
Facility also offers adoption services for
a nominal boarding fee.
A last resort is euthanasia or "being
put to sleep," which is much more hu-
mane than abandonment and is offered
only when all other options are ex-
hausted. This can also be done at the
VTF.
In conclusion, I urge everyone in the


(file)
Pet owners are strongly urged to ship their pets to CONUS prior to May
1999 because of a limited number of flights and temperatures above the
legal limit for the safe transport of animals.


community to seriously plan ahead for
your pets just as you would any other
dependents. Don't wait until the last


minute to send them to CONUS and
please - don't abandon these helpless
animals.


Sendor key contributor for properly sealed mail


by Senior Airman Jonathan Donovan
24th Air Postal Squadron
HOWARD AFB - Imagine it's a typical, warm Sat-
urday morning in Panama. You decide to make a quick
stop at the Post Office to check your mail. Sifting
through the usual mix of bills, letters and diet pet food
catalogs, you see an incredible sight: a bright yellow
package slip promising you a wonderful surprise.
After a short wait at the Parcel Pick-Up Window,
the clerk returns with a 3-foot long mound of mangled
tape and an apologetic grin. If this has ever happened to









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Staff Sgt. John Dendy IV (U.S. Air Force)
Airman Wesley Haley rewraps a parcel. Ap-
proximately five percent of all incoming mail
at the 24th Air Postal Squadron requires some
form of rewrapping.


you, you are already familiar with one side of the "re-
wrap" process.
On an average day in the 24th Air Postal Squadron,
approximately five percent of all incoming mail re-
quires some form of rewrapping. Rewrapping de-
scribes any action involving the reconstruction and
sealing of any damaged, ripped or torn mail coming
into the Panama Military Post Offices. This can range
from simply placing and initialing a U.S. Postal Squad-
ron label on the back of an envelope that was never
sealed shut by its sender, all the way up to finding and
sealing a box that has 'sprung a leak,' leaving the Post
Office floor covered with anything from styrofoam
packing material to coins or pencils.
The actual rewrapping process varies, depending on
the extent of damage to the box. All boxes rewrapped
by postal personnel are endorsed with a stamp or
sticker stating "Damaged in handling by the Postal Ser-
vice," along with the date of receipt and identity of the
unit repairing the article. To the maximum extent pos-
sible, any loose articles are returned to the parcel from
which they originally came.
There are many reasons why a parcel may require
rewrapping. Some boxes are just not meant to support
the weight of the items people place inside. The box
may tear, causing smaller, loose items to be lost.
Department of Defense Postal Regulations state
"Every effort shall be made to match any article found
loose with its envelope or wrapper."
To avoid having this happen to your package, use
high quality tape and boxes whenever mailing pack-
ages.
Postal regulations state that cellophane (including
scotch tape) and masking tape are not acceptable for
closing or reinforcing packages. Both peel off easily,
even more so in the high heat and humidity of Panama.
In other instances, glass, or an improperly wrapped
sharp machine part will pierce through the boxing. This
initial puncture can damage the structural integrity of
the box and the stress of postal handling can form a
larger hole, or even tear the box wide open if the seal-
ing tape was pierced.
Properly wrapping sharp objects not. only helps


keep the box intact (along with its contents), but also
provides for the safety of USPS and DoD postal per-
sonnel.
Unacceptable first class letter mail is also subject
to damage through postal processing. The maximum
thickness for first class letter mail is a quarter inch.
All of it is processed by machine. Mail that is too
thick could damage the machinery or tear other mail
being processed at the time. Also, mailing odd shaped,
non-paper items in normal letter envelopes is not rec-
ommended. The bulkiness or edges of some items,
such as coins, keys, and pens may be caught in postal
equipment causing similar problems.
Another rare cause for rewrapping is wet mail. In
some cases mail arrives in Panama wet, having been
subjected to bad weather in the United States. The 24"'
APS makes every possible effort to ensure that mail is
protected from inclement weather; besides double bag-
ging, we always use overhangs and other covered areas
when loading and unloading mail trucks.
Possibly the only form of rewrapping exclusive to
overseas customers is not accomplished at your local
Post Office, but instead by U.S. customs officials in
the United States. All mail, regardless s of class, coming
from or going to an overseas location, must have the
appropriate customs documentation filled out and at-
tached. Customs officers review the forms, and X-ray
each parcel for possible undeclared goods as well as
contraband. Any suspicious parcels are opened and in-
spected.
Inspected packages found not to contain any illegal
matter are rewrapped and stamped "U.S. Customs -
Passed Duty Free." The customer alone is responsible
for declaring the contents of their package. It is impera-
tive that customs forms be filled out completely with an
accurate description of all items.
While 24"' APS personnel do everything they can to
make sure that every piece of mail sent in and out of the
Panama MPOs is delivered intact and as quickly as pos-
sible, you, the customer, are a key contributor to this
process. Ensuring all your packages are properly
wrapped, sealed and labeled is the most important
thing that you can do to guarantee their safe arrival.










Tropic Times
March 20, 1998


itNews


USARSO hosts range-site visit


story and photos by Daniel Amores
Tropic Times staff
EMPIRE RANGE - U.S. military offi-
cials invited members of the Panamanian and
international press to the Empire and Balboa
West ranges March 12, to witness the exten-
sive unexploded ordnance clearance efforts
that are munderway before transferring the ar- *'
eas to the government of Panama.
Headed by personnel from U.S. Army
South, 24th Wing and the newly created Task
Force 111 (Explosive Ordnance Disposal),
approximately 35 members of the press -
corps were given informational briefings,
shown videos and taken on a tour of the Pa-
cific-side ranges where they got to see the
U.S. military personnel at work.
Under the terms of the Panama Canal
Treaty of 1977, the United States will transfer
more than 90,000 acres of land by Dec. 31,
1999. .--
Approximately 37,348 of those acres are
the ranges of Empire and Balboa West on the
Pacific side and Pifia on the Atlantic.
"In order to comply with the Panama Canal treaty,
Task Force 111 (EOD) was formed and is currently in


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Air Force members are part of a joint effort to
clear and remove unexploded ordnance pieces.


charge of the unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance
efforts," said Maj. Reynold N. Hoover, task force
commander. "These military trained explosive ord-
nance disposal experts are part of a joint effort in-
cluding Army National Guard units from four
states, the 786th Ordnance Company (EOD) unit
stationed in Panama and Air National Guard EOD


assets from the United.
States," Hoover said.
But even with all
of these efforts placed
on UXO clearing, the
task presents an incred-
ible set of challenges.
"Although we have
the experience in doing
this type of work, it is
very important to rec-
ognize that no one has
done clearance of this
type in these conditions
before," Hoover said.
"The difficulty of
this removal action is
threefold: First there is


"In the past t
weeks, we have sp
2,000 man hours
have removed 4
UXO scrap and tar
located, identified
about 200 pieces
ranges that have
ous to move."
M
Ta


the challenge of the terrain, second, the challenge
of the vegetation and third, the challenge of work-
" ing in the tropics," he said.
On top of that, the lack of technology makes the
mission more difficult.


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Two American heroes help recall My Lai


MY LAI, Vietnam (AP) - Hopes for a
bright future mingled with memories of a
dark past as Vietnamese and Americans
stood shoulder to shoulder Monday to
mark the 30th anniversary of the My Lai
massacre.
The featured speakers were two U.S.
servicemen who kept the Vietnam War
tragedy from being even worse by land-
ing their helicopter between marauding
American troops and a small group of
villagers.
"Something terrible happened here 30
years ago," said one of the returning
Americans, Hugh Thompson.
The crowd of more than 1,000 surged
forward to catch a glimpse of the pilot
who has been hailed as a hero.
"I cannot explain why it happened. I
just wish our crew that day could have
helped more people than we did," said
Thompson, of Lafayette, La.
American soldiers killed as many as
407 villagers in My Lai, then moved on
to a nearby hamlet and killed another 97
there the same day.
Many in the crowd Monday, particu-
larly Vietnamese soldiers, applauded af-
ter Thompson's brief remarks ended the


half-hour ceremony, then lined up to
light sticks of incense at a concrete
monument showing victims of My Lai -
some dying, others comforting the dying.
Several dozen Americans were on
hand, both veterans and civilians. "We
are here to pay respects to the dead and
the living," said Richard Lee Francisco, a
construction manager from Seattle who
now lives with his Vietnamese wife in
Danang, a two-hour drive from My Lai.
Just a few days ago, Thompson, gun-
ner Lawrence Colburn and crew chief
Glenn Andreotta - who was killed three
weeks after My Lai - were belatedly hon-
ored with the Soldier's Medal, the high-
est U.S. military award for bravery not
involving conflict with the enemy.
On Sunday, Thompson and Colburn
had an emotional reunion with two of
the women they helped save.
Later, as they toured the memorial, a
woman who survived the massacre ap-
proached them to shake hands and talk,
a few feet from the ditch where she had
lain under a pile of bodies for hours.
But a hoped-for reunion did not occur
with a young boy whom Thompson
plucked, injured and covered with blood,


(AP photo)
Former U.S. helicopter pilot Hugh Thompson shakes hands with a My Lai
villager Monday.


from a pile of bodies. The boy is 36 now
and serving a five-yearjail term for theft.
Colburn, of Woodstock, Ga., was
making his first return to My Lai for the
anniversary. In his address Monday, he
lamented the loss of Andreotta and of-


fered sympathy "to every family of every
veteran who has paid the same sacrifice.
"May we never forget again the heart-
break and brutality of war," Colburn
said. "I believe in my heart and I pray to
God we can achieve peace on earth."


-- ' Members of the media
i.. . get ready to view videos
and receive informa-
tional briefings on the
unexploded ordnance
clearance efforts that are
underway at Empire and
Balboa West ranges.
Under terms of the
Panama Canal Treaty of
1977, the United States
will transfer more than
^i.r ..'s 90,000 acres of land by
- i Dec. 31, 1999. Approxi-
mately 37,348 of those
acres are the ranges of
.A Empire and Balboa West
on the Pacific side and
Pina on the Atlantic.




"Technology just does not exist that can, with 100
percent certainty, remotely locate, identify and re-
move UXO hazards," Hoover said.
"And although there is not a problem with mines in
these ranges, it is important to recognize that even in a
humanitarian de-mining effort, the standard for remov-
ing land mines from farms, fields, towns and villages is
set by the United Nations
three and a half at less than 100 percent
clean," he said.
pent approximately Even with all of
in this effort. We the difficulties encoun-
tered, the UXO clearing
14,000 pounds of efforts of Task Force
rgetry material and 111 (EOD) have been a
d and disposed of major success.
"In the past three
of ordnance on the and a half weeks, we have
been too hazard- spent approximately
2,000 man hours in this
effort. We have removed
laj. Reynold N. Hoover 44,000 pounds of UXO
isk Force 111 commander scrap and targetry mate-
rial and located, identi-
fied and disposed of about 200 pieces of ordnance on
the ranges that have been too hazardous to move,"
Hoover said.
"So far we've completed the clearance of Empire
ranges 7, 7a, 8 and 10 as well as the Pifia multipurpose
Range and Live-Fire Village," he said.











J Feature


Tropic Times
March 20, 1998


Former 'Blue Angel' fights drug smuggling


story and photo
by Spc. Christ Coleman
354th Mobile PA Detachment
HOWARD AIR FORCE
BASE, Panama- The bad guys
smuggling drugs should be
checking their tails after it was
learned a "Top Gun" flight
school graduate and former
Navy Blue Angel was recently
seen prowling the skies over
Central and South America with a ynlmmu
his Montana Air National Guard iI
unit.
Lifting off in a thunderous -
blast in his silver-gray F-16
"Fighting Falcon" jet aircraft
from the sweltering hot runway
at Howard Air Force Base,
Panama, Maj. Ken Switzer, a
pilot for the Montana Air
National Guard's 120th Fighter
Wing based in Great Falls,
jockeyed his plane as part of
operation "Coronet Night-
hawk." ,'..
During his annual training,_.
Switzer's mission was to help Maj. Ke
slow the flow of illegal drug mission
smuggling. Even though he has
flown hundreds of white-knuckled
hours as a Blue Angel, Switzer said he
was excited about his assignment in
Panama that possibly will shield future
generations from the use of illegal
narcotics.
"I have three children of my own,"
he said. "And I'm proud to be a part of
this large team that will hopefully
protect America's future."
On average, the Air Guard or
Reserve units like Switzer's deploy
four to six F-15 "Eagles," pilots,
support personnel and equipment to the
Panama-based air base for two weeks


n Switzer said he really cares about
n, and you can see it in his performan
of annual training. From Panama, the
units fly fighter-interceptor operations
over the skies of Central and South
America and the Caribbean. More
specifically, their mission is to
scramble the fighter aircraft to visually
identify and monitor aircraft suspected
of smuggling drugs.
Since the mid-1980s, Coronet
Nighthawk is still an ongoing fighter
operation staffed by rotations of
Air National Guard and U.S. Air
Force Reserve units flying to
Howard Air Force Base, Panama,
from their bases in the United


il" States on a constant basis.
Switzer brings an enviable
flying history to Panama.
Commissioned into the
Marines in 1983 and later named
a "Top Gun" graduate, Switzer
flew missions over Japan and
Korea and served as an instructor
at the Naval Strike Warfare
Center or "Top Gun" school in
) California before becoming a
member of the Blue Angels in
1991.
During his three-year stint as
a Blue Angel, Switzer performed
countless death-defying aerial
maneuvers in front of thousands
of spectators. Switzer is also one
of the few Blue Angels who
performed overseas, flying in a
Russian air show in 1993.
"It was the first time the
Angels performed overseas in
about 20 years, and it might be
another 20 years before it
happens again," Switzer said.
Although his military career
this seems staggering in the amount
ce. of his accomplishments in short
time, Switzer keeps it all in
perspective.
"A lot of young people look at me
and say 'you really must have been
something growing up,' and I tell them
I was a regular kid just like everybody
else, but I worked hard in school and
stayed away from drugs," he said.
After his final season with the Blue
Angels in 1993, Switzer moved back
home to Montana to spend more time
with his family.
"My major goal is to be a good
father and husband," Switzer said. "I'm
a civilian and a guardsman because that
enables me to perform that mission."


A member of the Montana Air
National Guard since 1995, Switzer,
who also maintains a civilian job as a
construction safety supervisor at his
family-run contracting business in
Bozeman, Mont., is proud of his state
heritage.
"I've been in the military 15 years
and I'll probably be in the Montana Air
National Guard for another 10," he
said. "I'm from Montana. I like to work
with Montanans, and I'm proud of our
Montana team."
Switzer's military career has taken
him from public performances as a
Blue Angel to public protection during
his current mission.
"In the Angels it was great because
my job was to show people the ability
of today's military," he said. "Out here
it's great to know something positive is
happening from what you are doing."
During his annual training, Switzer
flew some difficult missions, some-
times at low altitude wearing night
vision. With a call sign like "Thumper"
as he is known to his wing mates,
Switzer has more than earned the
respect of his peers.
"He is the most enthusiastic person
I've ever met," said Montana Air
National Guard Lt. Col. Brad
Livingstone, acting commander of the
120th Fighter Wing. "He really cares
about this mission, and you can see it
in his performance. His flying skills
and experience, as well as his prepara-
tion, are second to none."
Other airmen echoed similar praise.
"He's a hard worker and a great study,"
added Lt. Col. Mark Meyer, squadron
pilot and former commander of the
186th Fighter Squadron. "It's definitely
good to have someone like him on
your wing."


BASH - Taking the program t

by Capt. Michael L. Murk for me, the wing BASH program needs to be personal
24th Wing Public Affairs Office for our entire community to prevent anything like the
HOWARD AFB - The Air Force-wide Bird Air Elmendorf crash from ever happening at Howard Air


Strike Hazard Abatement Program is serious busi-
ness - something the Air Force, 24th Wing leader-
ship and the Wing Safety
Office is telling the
Howard community in a Wing safety'
series of mandatory
briefings. The goal is to an aggressive
involve everyone: active proach to bird
duty, Guard and Reserve;
TDY and permanent pyrotechnics,
party; military, civilians, drainage, close
and family members. For Panamanian of
Maj. Mike Drake, 24th Panamanian o
Wing chief of safety, * Health Mir
BASH is personal. * Civil Aero
While serving as the
Chief AWACS instructor Sion
pilot at Tinker Air Force * City of Vel
Base, Okla., one of his
last students was Capt.
Bradley W. Paakola, co-
pilot, from Zion, Ill. Paakola, the mission co-pilot,
was at the controls during the takeoff of Yukla 27,
an E-3B Sentry Airborne Warning and Control Sys-
tem departing ElmendorfAFB, Alaska, onSept. 22,
1995. According to investigators, a flock of Cana-
dian geese struck the aircraft as it was taking off.
Several geese were ingested into the number one
and two engines, which then failed, causing the plane
to crash into a wooded area about a mile from the
base. It was the voice of Paakola on the recovered
cockpit voice recorder/air traffic control tapes that
the audience in the Howard base theater heard during
the screening of "BASH Hazard," which is one of
two movies shown illustrating the dangerous out-
comes of bird-aircraft impact. The movie also
showed a computer re-enactment of the Yakla 27
crash that killed all 24 aircrew members on board.
"He was a good pilot with tremendous potential.
That's the image I'll always have of him," remem-
bers Drake. "But while that accident was personal


Force Base."
The Air Force-wide Bird


s BASH involves
whole situation ap-
control that uses:,
grounds keeping,
e cooperation with
ficials from the:
nistry
nautic Commis-


racruz


Air Strike Hazard abate-
ment program is now
being taken to even
more aggressively to
the next level.
Bird strikes are seri-
ous business: According
to statistics from the In-
ternational Civil Avia-
tion Organization, there
were more than 25,000
bird strikes involving
civil aircraft between
1988 and 1992, with 70
percent involving large
jet aircraft.
For the 24th Wing,
they are VERY serious.
Recently, a combined
Air Combat Command/


Air Force Safety Center staff assistance visit con-
cluded that Howard has "one of the most serious bird
problems that an aviator can face anywhere in the world
... Despite one the top BASH programs in the com-
mand, Howard presents the highest year-round bird
threat, if not in the U.S. Air Force, certainly in ACC."
Wing safety's BASH involves an aggressive whole
situation approach to bird control that uses pyrotech-
nics, grounds keeping, drainage and close cooperation
with Panamanian officials from the:
* Health Ministry
* Civil Aeronautic Commission
* City of Veracruz
While wing safety officials have an aggressive pro-
gram in place, wing officials are calling on the general
base population, military, civilian, families, contractors
and TDY personnel, to be the added "eyes" in key areas
around the flightline. Call 284-GULL (284-4855) to re-
port bird flocks that have reached "critical mass."


;o a new level
, - . .


Bird migration time
by 2nd Lt. Neil Taylor
24th Operations Support Squadron
HOWARD AFB - The upcoming bird migra-
tion period is upon us. Twice a year, climatic
conditions cause millions of birds to seek
fairer weather. For many birds, the path for
warmer weather passes directly over the narrow
isthmus of Panama. The spring migration period
will commence Sunday and will last until April
25. This migration period has severe implica-
tions for aircraft using Howard Air Force Base.
How does this affect Howard Air Force
Base? With millions of birds in transition
through the vicinity, the chances for a bird/air-
craft strike are increased dramatically.
The danger level posed to the Howard com-
munity is enormous. One single bird can de-
stroy an aircraft engine. The ramification of
such an event would be catastrophic. Planes
have crashed and lives have been lost due to
bird/aircraft strikes.
At Howard, we are doing our best to combat
this situation. BASH (Bird Aircraft Strike Haz-
ard) awareness is up. A mandatory BASH edu-
cational forum took place in mid-February in
the Base Theater. On the flightline, men known
as "Birdmen" patrol the flightline daily to dis-
perse birds.
How can you help in our efforts? The first
thing you can do is keep Howard clean, espe-
cially the area around the flightline. Many of
these birds are simply searching for food.
Second, you can help by reporting bird activ-
ity. If you see birds on the flightline area or if
you see groups of more than five large or 15
small birds heading toward that area, please call
the hotline: 284-GULL. This phone line is
manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Let's have a safe migration period.


I










Tropic Times
March 20, 1998


T4 Di4cto>tc 4 4Co


story and photos by Sgt. Paul Bouchard
editor, Tropic Times
FORT CLAYTON - Fort Clayton's Jarman Field
converted from a baseball diamond to a community fair
March 12-16 for the annual DCA Fair. The fair, which
was open to the public, featured numerous booths, live
music, rides and a whole range of ethnic cuisine.
"We do the fair every year to give the community
something different to do," said Ricardo Alvarado, the
fair's director. "It's fun for the whole family. It's our
(DCA) way of saying thanks to the community, and it's
also a way to establish friendships between Panamanians
and Americans."
The fair goes back at least 15 years according to
Alvarado. This year's fair featured: rides, such as the
Hunicane, Kamikaze, bumper cars and the Worm; game
booths such as putt-putt golf, ring toss, a dunking booth,
paintball, bottle throws and darts; and food booths
featuring Panamanian, American, Korean, Chinese and
Mexican cuisine along with shish kebabs, pizza, ice
cream, popcorn and home baked pastries.
Alvarado's assistant, Maziel Abrego, said much
planning and hard work go into the preparation of this
annual event. "We start planning for it around December
and we get a lot of support from various activities on
post," she said.
The fair's organizational sponsor was the Better
Opportunities for Single Soldiers while the corporate
sponsor was AT &T. "AT &T is in its third consecutive
year of sponsoring this event," said Suzette Rubet, an AT
& T representative. "We're a proud community sponsor
of military events, and this is one way for us to thank
people for their patronage."


The Kamikaze is a favorite among
daring.


f


K,


4 -


1 ~7H'~~jrSponsored bN


A1


Children have numerous


the bold and


Brandon Kenne, 9, tries his luck in the softball
toss.


The giant turtle made many friends during the fair, including 2-and-a-half year old Shannon Beddo. T
DCA Fair, held March 12-16, featured numerous booths, live music, rides and a whole range of ethn
cuisine. The five-day event was open to the public.









Tropic Times
March 20, 1998


Ac4Wti4 Wo44Wa 4 Far


rides to choose from at the DCA Fair.


,iWd







A


AUSA Winners


Ticket #
1076
1898
3839
2796
1942
2742
*1051


Name
Paul Woodrow
Darron Gonsalves
Mario Bilbao
Christopher Donahue
Joe Madison
Farid Ghafelpour
*Name illegible.
Please contact the
Public Affairs Office at
288-3133.


ThankYou
The 1998 DCA Fair director and its committee
would like to thank anil the units and organizations
in, oled in making this )car's DCA Fair a great
success. \We would like to express our thanks to: the
Directorate of Engineering and Housing, the Director-
ate of Logistics, theater Support Brigade, USAF
Public Health, the Public Affairs Office, Southern
Command Network, Tropic Times, all the divisions
within DCA,. specifically the Financial, Procurement
and Marketing divisions, as well as the Valent Recre-
ation Center, the supply warehouse, Arm, Community
Serices. the Horoko Golf Club, the 56th Signal
Battalion, the Safer) Office and the Law Enforcement
Activity . To all of you and the entire community. who in
one way or another made this year's fair possible.,
Thank You.
Ricardo Alvarado
DCA Fair director


The annual DCA Fair offers something for every-
one.
I, ^^ 'S l


The 79th Army Band performed various favorites for spectators on Saturday and Monday evenings.


Various organizations, activities and vendors had booths for visitors to browse
through.


Rides such as The Worm were a favorite with the kids.










8 Tropic Times
March 20, 1998


# Briefly


Trendsetter meeting
The 245th Support Battalion "Trendsetter" Dining
Facility is holding a monthly dining facility council
meeting at 9:30 a.m. today in Building 201, Fort
Clayton. Everyone is welcome to attend and express
their opinions and concerns. For more information call
285-5676.

Air Force Aid grants
Applications for Air Force Aid Society educational
grants for academic school year 1998 - 1999 are available
at the Family Support Center. Children of active duty and
retirees that will attend college full-time may stop by
the FSC to pickup an application. The application dead-
line is today.

Logistics course
Innovative Logistics is holding a unit level logistics
systems course 8 a.m. daily Monday - April 3 on the 4th
Floor of Building 519, Fort Clayton. Military must be in
duty uniform. For more information call 288-7351.

R&P division update
The Recruitment and Placement Division of the Di-
rectorate of Civilian Personnel is open for minimal ser-
vices Monday - Wednesday to allow staff members to
participate in an on-site training course. The Job Infor-
mation Center will be open and limited staff will be
available to handle urgent requests. Please make plans to
obtain services from the R&P division prior to or fol-
lowing these dates. For any emergencies, call the divi-
sion at 285-5166.

Power outage scheduled
A power outage takes place 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday at Burger King, Popeye's and the Laundromat
on Fort Clayton. These interruptions are necessary due
to maintenance and repairs.

AAFES IG visits
An Army Air Force Exchange services inspection
team is holding a management inspection 2:25 - 3:25 p.m.
Thursday at the 24th Wing Conference Room, Building
703 on Howard AFB, 12:55 - 1:55 p.m. Wednesday at
the Valent Recreation Center on Fort Clayton and
Thursday on Fort Sherman. They will assess the effec-
tiveness in supporting soldiers and airmen, their families
and other authorized patrons. The 24th Support Group
requests support in ensuring a representative sample of
customers are made available for a customer satisfaction
forum Thursday. The AAFES Inspector General would
like an audience which includes customer groups such as
officer, NCO and Enlisted Wives Club members, unit
representatives, and retirees. The AAFES general man-
ager will be available to answer questions or discuss any
topics that may arise. To let organizers know you are
attending on Howard, call 284-6500.

Free course
A free course, How to Study and How to Test, runs
1 - 4 p.m. March 25 - 26 at the Howard Base Education
Center. For more information, call 284-4863.

Promotion/induction ceremony
This month's Team Howard Monthly Enlisted Pro-
motion and Induction Ceremony begins 2:30 p.m.
March 31 in the Wing Events Center. Personnel being
promoted E-l through E-9 will be recognized.

AF Assistance Fund campaign
The 1998 Air Force Aid Fund campaign runs until
March 31. In support of this worthy cause, the Air
Force requests all fund-raising efforts during this time be
directed towards making the AFAF drive a success.
Organizers request that each unit appoint a unit repre-
sentative and forward their name, office symbol and tele-
phone number to the installation project officer immedi-
ately. The four official Air Force charities will be ben-
efitted: the Air Force Air Society, Air Force Enlisted
Widows' Home Foundation, Air Force Village Indigent
Widows' Fund, and the LeMay Foundation Indigent
Widows' Fund. For more information, call 284-5407/
6363.

Citizenship classes
The Fort Clayton Education Center is teaching citi-
zenship classes in English to bilingual ID card holders 3
- 4 p.m. Monday and Thursdays March 31 - April 23
at the Learning Resource Center. For more information,
call 288-9292/9286.

GT improvement
The Fort Clayton Education Center is offering a GT
improvement class 9 a.m. - noon Monday - Friday
March 31 - April 23 at the Learning Resource Center.
For more information, call 288-9292/9286.


All flights listed are subject to change because of cancellations, additions or priority mission
requirements. Check with the Passenger Service Section for updated information on flights by calling 284-
4306/3608.
Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
5:40 a.m. 7:10 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 5:40 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 6:40 a.m.
C-130 C-141 B-727 C-130 B-727 C-5A C-130
Peterson AFB, Charleston Atlanta IAP, San Salvador, Atlanta IAP, Soto Cano Soto Cano
Co. AFB, S.C.; Ga. (C); El Salvador Ga. (C); AB, Honduras AB, Honduras
Memphis, Charleston (V, CC); Soto Charleston (CC); (CC);
Tenn. IAP, S.C. Cano AB, IAP, S.C. Charleston
Honduras (CC) AFB, S.C.;
Kelly AFB,
8:05 a.m. Texas
C-141
Charleston
AFB, S.C.;
-" - ) Jackson, Miss.
- 12:40 p.m.
' -- B-727
Soto Cano AB,
A Honduras
(C,CC)


A-Active duty only US-U.S. passport O-Overnight C-Commercial Contract V-Visa M-Medevac CC-Country Clearance


Travel tips
Come May 1, the "Freedom Bird" returns to its weekend arrival/departure schedule - arriving Fridays
and Sundays, and departing Saturdays and Mondays.


Announcements


Pre-separation briefing
A Pre-separation briefing takes place 1 p.m. April 3 in
Building 520, Fort Clayton. All personnel being separated
within the next 120 days are encouraged to attend. For more
information, call 288-6313/4155.

Closed for inventory
The TEAMS Supply Activity will close for a wall-to-
wall inventory April 13 - 17. The deadline for submitting
supply requests is April 8. For more information, call Sgt.
I st Class Joseph La Tour at 284-5256.

Rodman ammo point closed
The Rodman Ammunition Supply Point is closed for in-
ventory during the week of April 13 - 17. All units with
scheduled training for this period need to contact the ASP to
reschedule their issue/turn-in dates. Also, customer units are
required to maintain updated access rosters and their DA
Form 1687. Units cannot access the ASP if these documents
are not updated. In addition, units are reminded to submit
DA Form 581 s for ammunition transactions no later than 72
(duty day) hours prior to issues and turn-ins. Late requests
may require a unit site fund code to cover the contractor's
overtime. Operating hours are 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday -
Friday. For more information call 283-5806/5642.

Supplemental promotion board
The next E-8/E-9 supplemental promotion board is
scheduled for May 4. In addition, a suspense for receipt of
supplemental request of April 3 has been established to al-
low sufficient time for pre-board preparation. People
should contact their commanders support staff if they have
questions concerning this supplemental promotion board.

Chief warrant officer board
A selection board convenes May 12 to consider eligible
chief warrant officers on the active duty list for promotion
to CW3, CW4 and CW5. Zones of consideration are for all
aviator warrant officers with the following MOSs 152B,
152C, 152D, 152F, 152G, 153A, 154C, 155A, 155D and
155E. Zones of consideration for all technical services war-
rant officer MOSs including Aviation MOS 151 A. Warrant
officers with less than two years time in grade while serving
on active duty as of May 12 are not eligible for consider-
ation. For more information call the Officer Records Section
at 288-4656/4321.

Captain selection board
A selection board convenes June 2 to consider Army first
lieutenants for promotion to captain. Officers eligible for con-
sideration have the following active duty dates of rank: Sept.
30, 1996 and earlier; Oct. 1, 1996 and Sept. 30, 1997. To be
eligible for consideration, all mandatory or optional OERs must
be received, error free, in the Evaluation Reports Branch,
U.S. Personnel Command, no later than May 26. For more
information call 288-4656/4321.

Tour extension program update
Personnel currently serving on a 36/24 month tour are
not eligible for the Overseas Tour Extension Incentive Pro-
gram unless they hold a critical/overseas imbalance Air
Force Specialty Code as identified in the personnel data sys-
tem. Enlisted personnel serving a 12 month tour who arrived


on station March 1 or later will be eligible to apply for
OTEIP regardless of AFSC. For more information, call 284-
3057.

Military clothing sales moved
The Military Clothing Sales Store has relocated to the
Shoe Department in the Corozal Main Exchange. For more
information, call 285-4121/4133.

Annual leave donations
Annual leave donations are currently being accepted
from civilian employees for David C. Reilly, deputy chief of
staff Resource Management, Management Support Division.
If interested in donating annual leave to this employee, go to
Civilian Personnel, Room 201, Building 560, Corozal to
pick up an application, or call Vedette Mahon at 285-4246.

Passports and visas
When planning TDYs, keep in mind that you need a pass-
port and visa. For more information, call 284-3903.

Volunteers are out there
The Family Support Center Volunteer Resource Program
provides an avenue for volunteer opportunities that is ben-
eficial to both the volunteer and the organization receiving
volunteer assistance. For more information, call Lizca
Fearon at 284-5650.

AMEX reservations
American Express has a new policy. Any time a guest
guarantees a reservation with an AMEX card number and
fails to cancel or show up, the individual making the reser-
vation can be billed $10 to $25 per person in the party. Res-
taurants can decide how much the no-show fee will be based
on their menu prices. The penalty can't exceed $25 per per-
son or a maximum of $300. These fees are not reimbursable
to the TDY traveler. For more information, call 284-5046.

Retainability for PCS assignments
Enlisted Air Force members who wish to receive a PCS
assignment must have one year retainability or they will not
receive an assignment. Individuals need to re-enlist or ex-
tend their date of separation before their DEROS. If the,
member does not extend by the tenth month before their
DEROS they will have to sign a declination statement which
makes second term and career airman ineligible for re-enlist-
ment and promotion. For more information, call 284-3903.

Translator needed
The Howard Chapel is looking for an English/Spanish
translator-interpreter for counseling sessions 8 a.m. - noon
Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. The contractor will
also need to translate various documents. The vendor must
possess a valid license issued by the Panama Ministry of
Government and Justice. If interested in applying for this
position, call Senior Airman Kevin Searles at 284-5550/
4397.

Chief positions available
The following chief master sergeant positions are avail-
able: Senior enlisted adviser at the Air Force Flight Test
Center, Edwards AFB, Calif; and vice president for student
relations, Community College of the Air Force, with a report
date of Sept. 30. For more information, call 284-3508.















Sports


March 20, 1998 Fort Clayton, Howard Air Force Base and Rodman Naval Station Panama Canal, Republic of Panama Page 9
Serving the Joint Community


Air Force
Lunch time bowling specials are
available 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Mon-
days - Fridays at the center.
Effective immediately, the new
aerobic class schedule is 9 - 10 a.m.
and 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Monday,
Wednesday and Fridays.
An organizational meeting for the
1998 Intramural Flag Football
League takes place 3 p.m. Wednes-
day at the Howard Fitness and
Sports Center. Letter of intents must
be turned in by this date. For more
information, call 284-3451/5671.
A 36-hole, individual stroke play
event takes place 7 a.m. March 28 at
Horoko. Register by March 25. For
more information, call 283-6323.

Army
The Directorate of Community
Activities Sports Office is located in
Building 519, Fort Clayton. For in-
formation about Army sporting
events, call 288-5201.
The entry deadline for Women's
Volleyball is Tuesday. For more in-
formation, call 288-405D0.
Aerobic instruction is available
at Reeder Fitness Center.
Mom and Dad, get ready for a
tough Parent/Tot PT class 9 - 9:50
a.m. Tuesday at Building 155, Fort
Clayton.
Bowling leagues meet Thursday
and Friday evenings at the Clayton
Bowling Center. The center also of-
fers birthday specials for kiddies.
For more information, call 288-5460.
Reeder Physical Fitness Center
now offers therapeutic massage.
Acupressure, Shiat-su, Relfexology,
Aromatherapy, manual lymphatic
massage therapy, and neuro-mus-
cular therapy is provided by
Giovanni Chacon. Swedish, Esalim,
deep muscle, and neuro-muscular
massages are provided by Gary
Stump. For reservations, call 288-
4713/7861.

Navy
Gym hours are 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Monday - Fridays and 10 a.m. - 6
p.m. holidays. For information about
Navy sports, call 283-4332/3040.
After a mean workout, drop by
for a refreshing frozen fruit drink
or a healthy salad at the Health Bar,
Building 73.
Sign up today for Back 2 Basics,
a self-paced fitness program. You
choose your sport.
If that sun is just way too hot for
you, drop by the Rodman Pool for a
swim. Pool passes and Port of Call
Ship Pool Passes are available. For
more information, call 283-4253/3858.

Local
The 45th annual Boy Scouts of
America Ocean-to-Ocean Cayuco
Race takes place April 3 - 5.


Rumble in the Jungle


Rodman Naval Station hosts St. Patrick's Day Boxing Smoker


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Army's Alexander Roa Ramos won this bout against Navy's Randy Messersmith. The two boxers duked it out
at the St. Patrick's Day Boxing Smoker March 13 infront of a crowd of 900 spectators.


story and photos
by Tina Summerton
Tropic Times staff
RODMAN NS - Twenty-six boxers
squared off Saturday in the St. Patrick's
Day Boxing Smoker and what a smoker it
was.
An estimated crowd of 900 spectators
filled the bleachers of a softball field to
watch military members go at it for three
rounds.
According to Maurice Conerly, ath-
letic director at Rodman and the person
in charge of the event, this marks the
fourth year the Navy Morale, Welfare
and Recreation Office sponsors the Box-
ing Smoker. The event, which was free to
the public, was sanctioned by the U.S.
Boxing Federation. The rounds were
two-minute rounds and each boxer wore
16-ounce gloves, Conerly said.
In the second match, Clayton Kolb
came out fighting with an impressive left
jab that often scored against his oppo-
nent Paul McCrathy.
Kolb won the match and said the key
to his victory was not backing down
from McCrathy. He said once he saw his
opponent's nose bleed, he just kept go-


ing after him.
This was Kolb's first fight, and he
said there was no better way to vent frus-
tration and that he would
fight again in a heartbeat.
Rudy Moreno was ready
to go for the fourth bout. "I
promised all the Panamanian
civilians at work that I would
knock my opponent out in t -
the first round," he said. He
did just that, registering a U
technical knock out one
minute into the fight.
Moreno had been training
heavily for the previously
scheduled Holiday Boxing Smoker. But
the event was canceled at the last
minute due to a lack of competitors regis-
tering to fight. More than a little discour-
aged and expecting a similar outcome,
Moreno did not train as hard for the St.
Patrick's Day Smoker. Despite this, he
came out victorious with a first round
knock out.
Charlton Johnson was the winner of
the eighth bout, defeating his opponent
by decision. Johnson's height and reach
advantage over his opponent was his


key to victory.
"You only live once," he said. "One of
my soldiers motivated me into it."
. Johnson was thankful
no one got hurt.
"I'm glad the guy I
fought was an amateur like
me. I would fight again, but
next time I will be better pre-
pared," he said.
In the 10th bout
heavyweight Dan Sigmond
took roughly one minute to
defeat his opponent.
-- Sigmond, one of the more ex-
perienced fighters, boxed for
three years at the Air Force Academy
and had Shawn Gradney, an NCBA Na-
tional Champion, help him prepare.
Sigmond took two-and-a-half months
and dropped 20 pounds to prepare for
this fight. He said he was encouraged by
his co-workers to participate in the com-
petition.
"I'm a little disappointed," he said.
"When a fight only lasts about one
minute you can't show your skills - and
all the preparation and experiences it
takes to master the sport of boxing."


'A' team rolls to top at Howard lanes


story and photo by Tech. Sgt. Rick Burnham
24th Wing Public Affairs Office
HOWARD AFB - Perhaps it's only fitting for a unit that
spends all day finely tuning machines to perform this way.
Opponents drop like 10th pins, kicked out with relative ease.
Records meant to be broken, are obliterated. A winning per-
centage hovers at 80 percent.
For the 24th Maintenance Squadron's A team of the Howard
Intramural Bowling League, "finely tuned" has taken on a
whole new meaning.
The five man team, sporting a gaudy 160-40 season record,
has all but wrapped up first place in the Tuesday Night Divi-
sion of the league, and appears primed to make a lengthy run
through the eight-team playoff tournament, scheduled for the
first week of May.
Coach Bob Walker said his team's success this year has
been no mystery.
"Consistency and having the same five bowlers every
week," he said. "Some of the teams in the league have had
problems fielding a team for 32 weeks. We've managed to do it,
and to have the same guys here, week-in, week-out. It has paid
off."
While MXS A has come together well in '98 and stands
head and shoulder above the rest of the field, several teams
could make their presence felt in the playoffs, Walker said. Six
teams, including the 640th Air Mobility Support Squadron's A


team, the 24th Communications
Squadron, the 24th Supply
Squadron's A team, the 24th Civil En-
gineer Squadron and the 24th Ser-
vices Squadron, had posted more
than 100 wins as of March 13. The
640th's 136-56 record stands as the
best of those, second only to MXS A.
The playoffs will feature the top
four teams in both the Monday and
Tuesday night bowling divisions.
"Any of the top four teams from -
Monday or Tuesday could make a James "Harley"
run," he said, "but I predict it will be Davidson bowled
us and the 640th Air Mobility Support a perfect 300.
Squadron's A team."
If past seasons are any indication, that may be a safe bet.
MXS A took the base championship during the 1995-96 sea-
son, while the 640th AMSS A team captured it last year.
Mike Latham of the 640th sees it the same way, and gives
MXS a slight edge because of Davidson and Walker.
"If we lose it, it will be because of those two guys," he
said.
Chances are it will take an extraordinary effort to unseat
MXS or the 640th as cream of the crop among Howard intra-
mural bowlers. To get there, they'll have to be finely tuned.


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March 20, 1998


THE MISCONCEPTION TAKES THE CUP!


story and photos by Marti Ostrander
USARSO Public Affairs Office
GAMBOA - It was a close race in all four catego-
ries.
While the crowd cheered, more than 10 boats in
each class - male, female, coed and open - fought
for a medal. Only three boats in each category got
one, yet they are all winners, for all did great times on
a sprint stretch that leaves arms aching, head spin-
ning and legs cramping most of the time.
It's intense. It's fast. And for those who have
done it, it's the greatest feeling just to pass the green
buoy and get it over with, win or lose. Since it's such
a short race, all boats are close by, competing side by
side, next to each other. The steerers (the ones in the
back seat) concentrate on not crashing against the
other boats; the pacers (the ones in the first seat)
need to set the rhythm to win; the other two have to
paddle hard to win.
Although no records were broken (that has a lot to
do with weather conditions), each year the highlight
is who gets the best time, for that crew wins the
Gamboa Cup.
The crew of the Misconception - better known
as the "Mis" and trained by Jay Gibson - get to
take it home this year, since they made the best time
overall: 2 minutes, five seconds and 16 one'hun-
dredths of a second. They were followed by the guys
from the Defiance, and in third place came the Rapid
Transit, with only a six-second difference. The Due
Process had qualified for the finals also, but were dis-
qualified for going out of their lane.
In the female category, the race for first place
started in the semifinals. In the first heat, the Decep-
tion beat the Almost by less than a second, while the
crowd went nuts and cheers for both boats gave most




op


Keyla Vasquez (left) and Karis Rebollon get
ready to put their boat, Delfin, in the water.


people a sore throat. In the second heat, the race was
between the Lone Star and Jungle Crews, with a dif-
ference of six seconds. The four boats passed on to
the final race, where the Deception beat the Almost
by half a second, followed three seconds later by
Jungle Crews.
The coed category was dominated by two boats:
the Sudden Impact, paddled by Carlos Morales,
Cambry Sanchez, Alejandro Gutierrez and Thomas
Page that won with a time of 2:21:03, and the Sponta-
neous Combustion, that came in only three seconds
later. In the final race, Delfin came in third but was
disqualified for going outside the buoy, so third


,, - The girls from the
Deception, Allison
Doubek, Dee
Bishop, Kelly Dillon
and Katie Williams,
winners of the
female category,
paddle their hard-
Sest to beat the
S-Almost. Left, the
. winners of the
Rd Gamboa Cup', the
Misconception, get
ready to start their
final race. The
crew is formed by
Chris Gibson, David
Lopez, David Chase
and Gabriel Prieto.




place went to the Mr. Most, with a total time of 2 min-
utes, 45 seconds.
In the open category, where, as the name says,
everyone over 14 years old can race, Red Ed sur-
prised everyone by having one of the fastest times in
the first heat. The crew consisted of the "Huff" clan:
Dennis, William and Leonard Huff and Robert Boyer.
Yet the race for the finals was so close that between
Red Ed and the other two boats - the High Anxiety,
second place, and the Rapid Transit, third - there
was less than one second of difference.
In all, the crowd cheered and had a good time.
And most crews left with a good feeling of who their
competition is going to be for the big Ocean to Ocean
race, that will take place April 3, 4 and 5.
Good luck to all!


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Adriana Alfaro, 10, (front) and Nicole Marie Oiler, 9, practice for when their time comes to paddle
in the Ocean-to-Ocean Cayuco Race.


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The Lone Star girls share the victory in the first
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Tropic Times 11
March20, 1998


Fort Clayton hosts three-sport tourney


story and photos by Sgt. Paul Bouchard
editor, Tropic Times
FORT CLAYTON - The Directorate of Community
Activities sponsored an invitational sports tournament
featuring three sports at Fort Clayton's Reeder Gym
and Cloverleaf Field Saturday and Sunday in the an-
nual St. Patrick's Day Sports Tournament.
"This tournament goes back to 1988," said Garnie
Powell, Reeder Gym's manager and the person in
charge of the tournament. "We used to have it at Fort
Davis, but when that shut down we started hosting the
event at (Fort) Clayton."
Powell said the tournament was scheduled to have
five sports - (volleyball, basketball, softball, racquet-
ball and soccer), but due to low participation, racquet-
ball and soccer were canceled.
The tournament was open to all active component
military members, their dependents, Department of De-
fense employees, Panama Canal Commission employ-
ees and invited guests. There were no entrance fees for
teams to pay and trophies were awarded to the top two
teams (and their members) in each sport.

245th Support Bn. wins volleyball
The 245th Support Battalion volleyball team edged
out Los Barcadi 8-15, 15-7, 17-15 to take first place in
volleyball.
"We had a problem with setting and serves in the
first game," said Ben Hur Santa of the 245th team. "We
were using a 4-2 formation in the first game. Then we
switched to a 5-1 setting where you have one setter and
five strikers."
Ben Hur Santa said the 5-1 setting left their best
striker, Jose Colon, in the key striker position which
helped them rack up points. Another key striker for
the winning team was Terence Albino.
Los Barcadi was led by their captain and key striker
Julio Torres, and also by Miguel Rodriquez.

Old School dominates in basketball
In basketball action, the team named Old School
played a fast tempo style and hit key three-pointers to
defeat the Rebels 51-37.
"We like to control the flow of the game. That's
what we had to do and that's what we did out there to-
day," said Old School coach Thomas Burroughs.


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Old School point guard Darrel Baker attempts to penetrate the lane in the championship game
against the Rebels. Baker, who hit some key three-pointers, was instrumental in his team's 51-37
victory. Baker normally plays power forward, but said he didn't mind playing both guard positions
because that's where his team needed him to win the tournament.


The victorious team came out in a 2-3 zone and
then switched to a man-to-man defense.
They led by 13 in the first half, but the Rebels cut the
lead down to seven. In the final 10 minutes it came
down to which team was hitting more three-pointers.
"Darrell Baker hit some key shots for us and his
breakthrough and penetration of their defense set us
up for some buckets down low," Burroughs said.
Baker, the number two guard for Old School, said he
normally plays power forward, but "playing both point
guard and shooting guard was where the team needed
me most for the championship win."

Home run derby in softball
With the help of steady winds Fort Clayton's Clo-


verleaf Field turned into a launching pad as Wilkie's
Warriors outblasted the Brew Crew 21 to 11.
The Warriors cranked seven homers, three by left
fielder Scott Weaver, two by shortstop George Smith
and one each by right fielder Ken Wampler and first
baseman Woody Vines.
"This team has been playing together for about
seven years; some players have been playing together
for 10 years," said Wilkie's Warriors coach Wilkie
Wilkinson. "We have a number of guys who can hit it
out."
For their part, the Brew Crew hit six homers, four
towering shots by left center fielder Rodney Brown, a
three-run home run by left fielder Reggie Cook and a
two-run homer by right fielder Roy Martinez.


Brew Crew.pitcher
Mike Aumack takes
a few warmup
pitches before the
start of the champi-
onship game
against Wilkie's
Warriors. Aumack
settled down in the
second inning, but
gave up this first-
inning home run to
Warrior right fielder
Kenneth Wampler
(right).


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Jose Colon, playing
for the 245th Sup-
port Battalion, goes
up for one of his
many spikes against
Los Barcadi in the
championship
volleyball match.
After losing the first
game, the 245th
changed from a 4-2
to a 5-1 formation
allowing for one
setter and five
strikers. Colon was
placed in the key
number four striker
position which
changed the tempo
of the game. The
245th won the
match 8-15, 15-7,
17-15.


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1st Place"
245th Support Bn.
Patorieia Duarte
Jose Colon
Victor Mojica
Ben Hur Santa
Terence Albino
Jimmy Wiley
Baskett
1st Place
Old School
LaMart Harvey
Keith Nash
Eric Galloway
Derrick Curtis
Robert Coleman
Tommy Jones
Tim Harris
Louis McCoy
Darrel Baker
Clinton Wallace
Todd Bunnenberg
Coach: Thomas
Burroughs


Team Rosters


2nd Place
Los Barcadi
Axel Alameda
Julio Torres
Jorge Chabrier
Miguel Rodriguez
Deon Green
Jorge Millet
)all
2nd Place
Rebels
Brian Ulmer
Greg Parker
Mike Gambill
Bernon Mills
Vincent Henderson
Kevin McWashington
Elvis Taylor
George Thomas
Dave Self
Andre Pierce
Coach: Robert


Softball
1st Place
Wilkie's Warriors
Ernie Holland Scott Weaver
Walt Lund Woody Vines
George Smith Eric Garret
Grant Biggs Mike Schrick
Rodrick Vargas Dicky Bacot
John Venner Ray Shafer
Kenneth Wampler Eric Holland
Coach: Herman Wilkinson
2nd Place
Brew Crew
Mike Aumack Chewy Robbins
Pat Coghlan Reggie Cook
Johnny Sears Rodney Brown
Roy Martinez Marcus Coats
Dave Asencio Robby Harris

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SNews


Haines: From the ground up


ACC logistics chief on fact-finding mission of Howard's key issues


by Tech. Sgt. Rick Burnham
24th Wing Public Affairs Office
HOWARD AFB - During his first
visit to Howard Air Force Base since
becoming the chief of logistics for Air
Combat Command, Maj. Gen. Dennis G.'
Haines set out to determine what the
Logistics Group issues are in Panama,
from the ground up.
In a little less than two days at
Howard, he met with a group of young
airmen from the 24th Logistics Group
and visited numerous LG facilities
around the installation. He received
briefings from 24th Wing and Joint In-
teragency Task Force - South officials,
and he provided the speech at the Pro-
fessional Providers Banquet.

Mission accomplished
"We don't have a lot of people on the
staff at ACC who have been to Panama,
and who have a great understanding of
what the issues are," he said shortly af-
ter arriving.
"I'm here to find out what those is-
sues are, from the ground up. I just want
to'make sure my staff is supporting the
efforts the best we can and that we un-
derstand those issues. I have set aside a
full day of meeting people and talking to
logisticians and seeing what the issues
are," he said.
The general began by having break-
fast with a group of airmen from Trans-
portation, Maintenance, Supply, Con-
tracting and the Logistics Support Flight
at the base chapel.
He called the meeting a success, add-
ing that Howard's young LG troops have
the same concerns other airmen do
around ACC.
"They had the natural concerns I've
encountered almost everywhere I've
been," he said. "'What's the future of
my career field?' 'We've heard a lot


Capt. Michael Murk (Air Fdrce)

Maj. Gen. Dennis G. Haines, left, is greeted by Tech. Sgt. Gary W. DeVault,
the 1997 NCO of the Year, during his recent Howard AFB visit.


about outsourcing and privatization.
What does that mean? Will there be a
job for me?'
"My answer has always been that we
have based our force size on our combat
taskings," he said.
"We've made sure that those career
fields will be large enough to allow us
to go do the job that we're called on to
do if we're called on to do it.
"Career fields remain vital. We're
going to need professional, hard-work-
ing, dedicated people in our Air Force to
do that job as long as we're going to do
it," he added.
The development of young officers,
like young enlisted troops, is vital to


LG, the general said.
He added that ACC/LG has a formal
plan to make it happen..
"We have a formal cross-training
program between the various logistics
specialties," he said. "We're looking for
them to gain breadth and vision and
more of a broad-scope look at logistics.
"We've established the cross-training
program to encourage that broadening
within the career field and among career
fields.
"We want them to become experts in
their career fields first, and look for
breadth second. We think a broader of-
ficer with more understanding of the to-
tal logistics picture is much more effec-


"They had the natural
concerns I've encoun-
tered almost everywhere
I've been. 'What's the fu-
ture of my career field?'
'We've heard a lot about
outsourcing and pri-
vatization. What does
that mean? Will there be
a job for me?'"
Maj. Gen. Dennis G. Haines
chief of logistics for Air Combat
Command, discussing young.
AF troops' concerns during a
recent Howard AFB visit.
tive, particularly as they get more se-
nior."
The general added that those officers
and airmen at the 24th Wing and its de-
tachments in South and Central America
have challenges unlike any others in Air
Combat Command.
"They have some unique challenges,
facing both a continuing and important
mission and at the same time having to
plan for an eventual closedown in De-
cember, 1999. Everything I've seen in-
dicates LG people in Panama are at-
tacking their jobs with great profession-
alism. From a standpoint of doing the
job, you can't tell that this is a base that
is scheduled for closure in two years,
and that's exactly the way we should be
attacking it. We have an extremely im-
portant mission here, one that demands
our very best dedication and support," he
said.
"From what I've seen, we're giving it
just that. I'd like to thank all the LG pro-
fessionals in Panama for the great job
they're doing."


Vehicle Registration
U.S. Armed Forces employees residing on the
Pacific side and whose privately owned vehicles
are registered at Colon may purchase their 1998
stickers in Building 167 Fort Clayton, 8:30 a.m. -
3 p.m. March 27.Owners must send a copy of
their 1998 inspection document (Revisado), to
FAX #288-6149, no later than Wednesday. Re-
quirements to purchase stickers/plates are:1997
vehicle registration-document (recibo de places),
1998 inspection (revisado) document, bilingual
I.D. card, Panamanian Vehicle Title registryo unico
vehicular) and cash.

Pacific registration
Personnel on the Pacific side are reminded that
vehicle registration is ongoing at Building 167,
Fort Clayton, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday
until April 30. Previously, registration depended
on the first letter of your last name, but personnel
are not complying with this guidance. Therefore,
if you have your vehicle inspected, register
NOW, regardless of your last name.

Vehicle inspections
AAFES will continue conducting vehicle in-
spections in the Pacific community (Building 625-
G Ancon, PCC motorpool) up until April 17. For
the Atlantic community (Building 5064, Cristobal),
the last day for inspections is March 27. After the
above dates, vehicles will have to be inspected at
the AAFES garage on Fort Clayton. For more in-
formation call Melissa Flynn, Host Nation Liaison
Law Enforcement Activity, at 288-7275.


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Sgt. 1st Class Chris Calkins (U.S. Army)

Coolin' it
Jungle training at Fort Sherman is hard work. Just ask Pvt. Juan Valencia who found a dif-
ferent use for his canteen March 12 during a quick break. Valencia, assigned to the 10th Moun-
tain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y., is adjusting to the huge difference in climates between the trop-
ics here and the cold, cold weather of upstate New York.


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r o he concert season is here with a list of
musicians and orchestras from different
countries. The National Association of
Concerts provided the list of concerts
performance set for Panama.
One of the world's greatest en-
sembles, the legendary Mosow Chamber Orchestra,
will inaugurate this year's season 8 p.m. Wednesday
at the Balboa Theater.
The Moscow Chamber Orchestra was created in
1956 by renowned conductor and violinist Rudolf
Barshai, who brought together the most talented
musicians in Moscow. From their first concert it
became obvious that this was an ensemble of the
highest artistic and professional standard. Invitations
to tour abroad soon brought the orchestra to Europe
and America where the orchestra saw one triumph
after another. Since then, the orchestra has been
performing to sold-out halls throughout the world.
The New York Times wrote: "What we heard was
the peak of perfection ... our expectations were so far
exceeded that one was left open-mouthed in admira-
tion."
The Moscow Chamber Orchestra has attracted
Russia's greatest soloists on their many concert
tours. David Oistrakh, Mistislav Rostropovich,
Leonid Kogan, Yehudi Menuhin, Sviatoslav Richter,
Vladimir Spivako and Victor Tretyakov graced the
stages of the world's most prestigious concert halls
with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. Recording
began to appear and receive prizes for their excel-
lence. Their complete Mozart Symphonies have
become collector's items, and their unrivaled
interpretations of the works of Vivaldi, Corelli,
Albinoni and Boccherini became legendary. The
most important Russian composers began writing
music specifically for the Orchestra. Dimitry
Shostakovich entrusted the first performance of his
14th Symphony to the Orchestra, saying: "This must
be the greatest chamber orchestra in the world."
Through these years, the Orchestra has main-
tained an intensive touring schedule with over 80
concerts a year throughout Europe, Asia, South
America and Scandinavia and nearly 40 in Russia.
Among the Orchestra's credits are performances with
such world-renowned musicians as James Galway
(flute), Patrick Gallois (flute), Nikolai Gedda (tenor),
Susanna Mildonian (harp), Boris Pergamenshchikov
(cello), Philipp Hirschorn (violin), Ilya Grubert
(violin), Araxia Davtian (soprano), Lubov
Kazarnovskaya (soprano), Vladimir Krainev (piano),
Ewa Podles (contralto) to name just a few. In May
1955, the MCO was Russia's cultural ambassador at
the 50th anniversary celebrations of the United
Nations organization in San Francisco. Also, in 1995
the Orchestra was the first Russian orchestra to tour
South Africa. In 1996 the orchestra was invited to
perform for heads of state at the World Economic
Forum Annual Meeting Charity Concert in Switzer-
land. The Orchestra is always a welcome guest in he
world's capitals.
"Music is a powerful force of transformation. It
can open the doors of the heart to the best in us,
and this performance is a wonderful contribution


Moscow Chamber Orchestra.
to the Untied Nations 50th Anniversary celebra-
tions. The success of the Moscow Chamber
Orchestra and the unique appointment of San,
Francisco born Maestro Constantine Orbelian as
conductor representing the highest levels of


artistic achievement between our two great na-
tions " Jimmy Carter, May 8, 1995. Excerpt
from an address read at the opening concert
of the United Nations 50th Anniversary celebra-
tions.


1998 Concert Season


Upcoming
performances

8 p.m. at the Huaca Theater in
the ATLAPA Convention Center


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MARKO YLONEN
from Finland
(cello and piano)
April 28


MOSCOW CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
World's greatest (20 musicians)
March 25 at the Balboa Theater


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SAINT PETERSBURG
STRING QUARTET
1996 Grammy Award winner
May 14


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Community
The Combined Fed-
eral Campaign is plan-
ning an award cer-
emony to recognize
both units and project
officers who contrib-
uted to the 1997 campaign 11 a.m. March
30 at Valent Recreation Center.


Easter musical
Come to the Howard .
Air Force Base chapel
and see the Protestant,,
Catholic and Gospel pre-
sentation of "The Road ' --'
to Jerusalem," an Easter
musical extravaganza 7
p.m. April 3 - 5.


Special work day
The Girl Scouts, in
conjunction with the
56th Signal Battalion,
are looking for active
duty and civilian
women to mentor Girl
Scouts for a "Take
your Daughter to Work" March 27.


(Courtesy)


MELIORA WIND QUARTET
1997 Concert Artists Guild winner
July 13


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Notices


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Air Force
*Howard Community Center:
284-6161
Tours depart from Building 707.
Panama Canal Museum and Locks
tour I - 5 p.m. today, $6. Visit the New
Canal Museum in Casco Viejo and
learn about the history of the canal.
Isla Grande Beach tour 7 a.m. - 7
p.m. Saturday, $20 per person. Visit
the beautiful white sand beach, the
abundant vegetation and colorful fish
that live in the spectacular coral reefs.
El Valle shopping 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday, $12. Travel by bus to the
beautiful mountains of El Valle, a
sleepy village in an extinct volcano
basin. Enjoy shopping in the native
market and purchase handicrafts such
as soapstone carvings, bateas, bas-
kets, native fruits, vegetables and
beautiful tropical plants and flowers.
Panama Museums tour 9 a.m. - 3
p.m. Wednesday, $9. Visit the Natural
Science, Reina Torres and the New
Canal Museum in Casco Viejo. Dis-
cover the culture, art, history, flora
and fauna of this wonderful country.
Bring some extra money to pay for the
small entrance fees and enough for
lunch.
Downtown Church tour 9 a.m. - 2
p.m. Wednesday, $8. Visit the beauti-


ful churches in downtown Panama. Mar-
vel at the architecture of the Cathedral,
Bahai, St. Carmen and the Church of the
Golden Altar.
Old Panama and Miraflores Locks
tour 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 27, $12. Take
a trip back to the 1600s and see the beau-
tiful architecture of Colonial Panama.
Visit such historical sites as the French
Plaza, the National Cathedral, the Church
of the Golden Altar and the National
Theatre. From there, visit Old Panama.
Enjoy lunch at a typical Panamanian res-
taurant, then visit the Panama Canal
Locks. Bring money for lunch and pur-
chases, and don't forget your cameras.
Family trip to Corona beach 9 a.m. -
4 p.m. March 28, $45 per family. Go to the
beach for a fun filled day under the sun.
Trip includes transportation and lunch.
*Outdoor Recreation: 284-6107
Tours depart from Howard Theater.
Kayak and barbecue on the Chagres
River 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, $20. Only
for experienced kayak users.
Peacock bass fishing 5 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, $25. Be prepared to catch a
boat load of fish while Peacock Bass fish-
ing near Arenosa Village on Gatun Lake.
Bring your own fishing gear, lunch and
refreshments. Transportation, boat with
guide, bait, ice and coolers for fish are
provided. Fish cleaning is available at
the resort.


Horseback Riding to Cermefio
Ranch 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, $32/$26.
An exhilarating ride in the valley of
Capira, famous for its rolling hills and
breathtaking views. Cost includes trans-
portation, horses, gear and guides. Mini-
mum of 10 participants.
Isla Grande snorkeling family trip 8
a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday. Visit the beautiful
white sand beach, the abundant vegeta-
tion and colorful fish that live in the coral
reefs.
Ecological canal tour 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, $60. Includes a boat ride
along the Panama Canal and Gatun Lake
and a visit to a Chocoe Indian village.
Cost includes transportation, barbecue
meal, drinks and a tour guide.
Army
*Outdoor Recreation Center: 288-
7355/6453
Reservations for outings are under
way at Building 178, Fort Clayton.
Two great outdoor trips are planned
for Saturday: Snorkel/diving at
Portobelo Saturday and Isla Grande-
March 28, great location on the Atlantic
coastline.
A trip is planned to Cermefio. Don't
miss this opportunity.
The Mamoni tradition overnight trip
is available. Includes a two-hour drive
into Chepo, and a three-hour horseback


ride. Enjoy typical food, rustic sleeping
accommodations and activities. Not
meant for the mild at heart. Call the
center for more information.
Ongoing features: Snorkel/divers at
Isla Grande or Portobelo can be ar-
ranged. Call the center for details.
*DCA Marina: 283-3147
Rodman Marina features ocean
charters for a minimum of three per-
sons. Fee includes bait, tackle, rods
and guide. For boating and .fishing
there are Boston Whalers, Jon boats
and canoes. Pontoon boat packages
available for parties or fishing. Also
motors, camping equipment, trailers
and scuba equipment. Opens 6 a.m. - 6
p.m. Friday - Monday.
*Valent Recreation Center: 288-
6500
Make early reservations for tours:
City tour 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday
and Wednesday.
La Gaviota Beach Club in Coronado
March 27.
Isla Grande 6:30 a.m. Saturday and
March 28.
Carlson Wagonlit offers the lowest
military air fares, hotel, car rental dis-
counts and more. Services also include
special weekday rates at Gorgona
beachfront cabins; Chiva Parrandera
on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays.
Call 288-7077.


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Air Force
*Howard Community Center:
284-6161
The center is located on the
Ground Floor of Building 707. New
hours: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday -
Fridays, noon - 6 p.m. Saturday and
closed Sundays and holidays. Down
days noon - 6 p.m.
The Balloon Shop is located in the
Skills Development Center, Building
711. Check our daily specials and
make someone smile. The Skills Devel-
opment Center now has the Balloon
Shop and Pack-N-Wrap with gift, bal-
loons, wrapping for shipping for all
occasions.
Stop by Cafe6 Seven-O-Seven and
try the new deli menu. New sand-
wiches served with chips, cole slaw or
pasta salad. Come and try the delicious
pastries and donuts at the House of
Pastries. Hours of operation: 6 - 7
p.m. Monday - Fridays, 7 - 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sunday and closed holi-
days. Call 284-6161/5237/5848.
*Outdoor Adventures: 284-6107
Rent Howard bohios and pools for
private parties or squadron functions.
If you wish to serve alcohol, you must


submit a letter of request to the 24th
Support Group deputy commander at
least four working days before .the
event.
*Howard AFB Sports and Recre-
ation Rental Center: 284-6107/3539
Check out the wide variety of
equipment for rent, camping, fishing
and boating, home entertainment,
home improvement, outdoor, picnic &
party, sports and cooking equipment
for a minimal fee daily, weekend and
weekly rental. PCSing? If so, get $5 off
weekly and monthly rentals on TVs,
VCRs and TV/VCR combos. Must be
accompanied by orders. Rent a moun-
tain bike for a month or week and re-
ceive a free water bottle.
Army
*Valent Recreation Center: 288-
6500
Private tours for 10 - 15 persons
can be arranged. Advance reservation
and payment required for any tours
listed or other local tours. Valent
Center also provides music rooms,
movies on weekends, slot machines,
pool tables, ping pong tables and
rental service. Call for details.


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Art ad rat


Air Force
*Howard Skills Development
Center: 284-6361
The center now accepts charges
on club cards from the Howard and
Enlisted Clubs.
Registration and payment are re-
quired before attending classes.
Classes will be cancelled 24 hours
prior if minimum participation is not
met.
Painting paper mache/painting
country heart 1 - 3 p.m. Saturday.
Block stamping on paper mache
5:30 - 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The bee keeper 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday


and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, $25 plus sup-
plies. Peter Ompir style project.
Block stamping on paper mache 9:30
- 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Design and embossed easter card 10
a.m - 1 p.m. Thursday, $6 plus supplies.
Army
*Fort Clayton Arts and Crafts Cen-
ter: 288-5957/7360
Learn drawing, acrylic, watercolor
and oil painting techniques. Classes are
7 - 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursdays
for eight sessions and 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday
for four sessions.
Crafts classes available:
Pottery class I p.m. Wednesday.


Woodworking qualification class
9:30 a.m. - noon Saturdays.
Guitar construction 7 - 9 p.m. Thurs-
day.
Framing instruction 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Thursday.
*Fort Clayton Ceramics Shop: 288-
4360
Ceramic instruction available:
Beginners ceramic painting 6 - 8
p.m. Thursday. Fee is $20.
Ceramic qualification 10 a.m. -
12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Ceramic orientation for pouring 2 -
3 p.m. Wednesday.
Pastel chalk technique 4 - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, $10 plus supplies.


Eye painting 7 p.m. Wednesday,


Dry brush technique 2 - 3 p.m.
Thursday.
Airbrush classes, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
tonight, $5.
Clay Flower making 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday, $15, four-session.
Learn to apply Fiesta Color 2 -
p.m. Sunday. Cost $20. Four ses-
sions.
Stone stroke class, Sundays. Cost
$10 for two sessions.
Children's classes: Art and Craft
workshops 10 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Children 9- to 13-years-old, four ses-
sions, supplies included.


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Army
*Ocean Breeze Recreation Center: 289-6699
Certified massage therapist by appointment, one hour
to 15-minute sessions, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thurs-
days.
Martial arts classes offered on a monthly basis 6 - 7
p.m. Tuesday. Monthly fee.
Spanish lessons available. Advance registration re-
quired.
White water rafting trip to Chiriqui April 3. Call the
center for more information.
Upcoming trip to San Jose, Costa Rica March 27 - 29.
Call the center to check on space availability.
*Sherman Rental Center: 289-6104
Pontoon charters for fishing or cruising, $30/hour, 10-
person capacity. Fee includes captain, crew, tackle and ice.
Spend an enjoyable day at Shimmey Beach with your
family. The beach has jet skis and body boards for rent.
Call 289-6190.
Motorboat operator's safety classes 8 a.m. - noon
monthly at the Sherman Lagoon. Fee is $10. Space is lim-
ited to the first 10 participants. Sign up in advance.
Call the center for customized tours and if you are in-
terested in any of the Pacific activities.


Spca eet


Concert Season
*National Concert Association:
The National Concert Association begins with the
cultural event of the year. The only and exceptional
performance in Panama of the world famous Moscow
Chamber Orchestra. The Orchestra, renowned for
the great Dmitri Shostakovish as the most cel-
ebrated in the world, to performs 8 p.m Wednesday at
the Balboa Theater. Call 225-4951 for details.


AER Kickoff luncheon
+ Fort Clayton:
Stop by for excitement, food and good cheer at the
Army Emergency Relief Kickoff luncheon 1 1:30 a.m.
Thursday in the Fort Clayton Community Club. To ob-
tain tickets for the event, purchase them through your
unit representatives. For more information about the
AER Kickoff luncheon, call Army Community Ser-
vices at 288-7309.


EFMP Picnic
+Fort Clayton:
The Fort Clayton Community Park and Valent Rec-
reation Center are the scene for this year's Exceptional
Family Member Program Picnic. The Picnic, in honor of
the Special Olympics athletes, begins at 9 a.m.
March 27 and is open to everyone. Drop by for food,
a live performance by the 79th Army Band and good
hearted fun. For more information, call 288-4361.


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Air Force
*Howard Community Center:
284-6161
Okinawa Kenpo Karate classes 6
-7:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays.
Cost $25 per month.
Beginner, intermediate and ad-
vanced English and Spanish classes.
Call the center for more information.
Violin classes available once a
week for 40 minutes. Group and indi-
vidual classes for 5-year-olds to adults.
Call for schedule and prices.
Mom and Dad Pool Tournament 1 -
5 p.m. Saturday. Sign up and we'll take
care of the kids. Free movie and snacks
will be provided.
*Howard Pool: 284-3569
Hours of operation: 10 a.m. - 6
p.m. Tuesday - Sunday and holidays.
Closed Monday.
*Howard Auto Skills Center:
284-3370
Hours: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m Tuesdays -
Fridays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 11
a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. Mechanics
available 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday -
Saturdays.
Services: Towing 9 a.m. - 5:30
p.m. Tuesday - Fridays, 9 a.m. - 5
p.m Saturdays (as long as a qualified
driver is on duty). If a tow extends be-
yond 5:30 p.m., there is an additional
hourly charge; air conditioning repair,
brakes, oil changes, tune-ups, front-
end alignment and welding available.
Vehicle inspection services 9:30
a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Friday and
9:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Saturday. No in-
spections Sunday or Monday. Cost is
$10. Have your vehicle inspected at


the center in Building 722. Vehicles can-
not be left for inspections.
*Howard Wood Skills Center: 284-
4510
Open 2 - 9 p.m. Wednesday - Fridays,
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday and holidays. Closed Mondays
and. Tuesday.
Woodworking class I - 4 p.m. Satur-
day, $25 plus supplies. This class covers
basic shop qualifications, planning and
building a project.
Machine qualification courses 10
a.m. - noon March 28, $8 plus supplies.
This class is required for anyone inter-
ested in using the center.


Army
*Fort Clayton Pool: 288-6660
Swimming lessons begin Monday.
Four levels are available with four ses-
sions during three weeks. Space is lim-
ited to seven.participants per class.
*Fort Clayton Boat & Scuba Shop:
288-7355/6453
Fishing enthusiasts are invited to par-
ticipate in the ongoing heaviest bass of
the week (more than four pounds)
competition. Win a free day boat rental.
Motorboat operator course offered
8 a.m. - noon monthly. Fee is $10 for Jon
boat certification, $20 for Boston
Whaler/ocean certification. Advance res-
ervation.
Gatun Lake fishing charters avail-
able. $30/person, minimum of three
people, includes Jon boat w/30hp. In-
cludes boat, guide, cooler, fishing tackle
and bait and safety equipment.
Open-water dive classes begin Mon-
days. Minimum of six people required.


Includes pool sessions, theory sessions
and open-water dives. Register in ad-
vance. As a bonus, class participants re-
ceive 10 percent discount at the Twin
Ocean Pro Shop.
The Scuba Shop has equipment for
rent, advanced instruction and services
to include repairing spear guns, regula-
tors and gauges.
*Twin Oceans Pro Shop -
AquaCenter, Building 178, Fort
Clayton: 288-7355
The Pro Shop has lots of new mer-
chandise on hand ... scuba swim wear and
the necessary equipment - whether a
beginner or advanced diver.
*Auto Craft Center:
The center is located in Buildings
178-A, B, C and Building 135, Fort
Clayton.
The shop features work area bays,
electric lifts and instruction and classes.
Electric engine analysis 4 - 9 p.m.
Monday.
Air-condition maintenance 2 p.m.
Monday, Thursdays and Fridays. Noon
- 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m Sun-
days.
Wheel alignment 3 - 9 p.m. Mon-
days, Thursdays and Fridays.
Brake repair class I - 9:30 p.m. Fri-
days.
*Fort Sherman Auto Shop Building
153:
Hours of operation: noon - 4 p.m.
Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday, 4
- 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Fri-
day and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m Saturday and
holidays.
The shop has four bays with one en-
gine lift. tire-changing equipment, engine
hoist, a compressor to remove shocks,


and various other equipment.
*Valent Recreation Center: 288-
6500
New hours of operation: 12:30 -
9:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. -9:30
p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
Register for ongoing classes.
Spanish headstart class, 8-week
course, meets twice a week. Interme-
diate Spanish classes available. Fee
includes manual.
Acoustic and electric guitar les-
sons, Monday, Wednesday or Satur-
day, half-hour sessions.
Piano classes Mondays - Thurs-
days, half-hour sessions.
Basic English 10:10 a.m. Tuesday
and Thursday. Intermediate English
Monday and Wednesday.
Drum classes, half-hour session
between 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday -
Thursdays.
African dance movement, monthly
course 6 - 7 p.m Fridays.


Navy
*Rodman Recreation Center:
283-4222/4332
Stop in and play pool, table tennis,
darts, football and lots of games. Join
us and enjoy our big screen TV.
*Rodman Pool: 283-4253/3150
Swimming lessons includes five
levels of instruction: Beginner, ad-
vanced beginner, intermediate swim-
mer and advanced swimmer. Cost $15
for 12 lessons.
If you want to take a late swim, the
pool is open until 8 p.m. Thursday.
The Tropical Oasis is serving de-
licious frozen fruit drinks.


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Sgt. Paul Bouchard (U.S. Army)

Bumper cars in action
There was so much to do at this year's DCA Wonderland Fair including rides such as
bumper cars. The Fair, which took place March 12 - 16 at Fort Clayton, was open to
the general public.











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SMarch 20, 1998


SPotpourri


POSITIONS OPEN UNTIL FILLED:
171-98-SC SECRETARY(OA), NM-318-07. SENSITIVE. DOL,
Office of the Director, Corozal, Panama. Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv to
NM-06. TIG: I yr. at NM-06. NOTE: Must be able to obtain security
clearance at the secret level. A qualified typist is required.
229-98-SC MEMORIAL SERVICES ASSISTANT, NM-303-05 DOL.,
Services Division, Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: I yr equiv to NM-
04. NOTE: Must be able to lift up to 70 Ibs with reasonable
accommodations without difficulty.
215-98-GC BUDGET ANALYST, NM-560-1I. SENSITIVE. DCSRM,
Program Budget Division, Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv.
to NM-09. TIG: I yr. at NM-09. NOTE: Limited to permanent employees
only. This position is relocating outside the Republic of Panama. Selected
candidate will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement agreeing to this
transfer as a condition of employment.
216-98-GC BUDGET ANALYST, NM-560-09. SENSITIVE. DCSRM,
Program Budget Division, Fort Clayton, Panama, Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv.
to NM-07. TIG: 1 yr. at NM-07. NOTE: Limited to permanent employees
only. This position is relocating outside the Republic of Panama. Selected
candidate will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement agreeing to this
transfer as a condition of employment.
217-98-SS COMPUTER ASSISTANT, NM-335-5/7. 56th Signal Brigade,
Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to NM-04. NOTE: This
position is relocating with USARSO outside the Republic of Panama..
Selected candidate will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement agreeing
to this transfer as a condition of employment. Limited to career/career
conditional employees only.
225-98-SS MILITARY PERSONNEL CLERK, NM-204-05. Adjutant
General, Personnel Automation Branch, Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec.
Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to NM-04.
226-98-SS PROCUREMENT TECHNICIAN(OA), NM-1106-05. 56th
Signal Battalion, Resource Management Division, Corozal, Panama. Spec.
Exp.: I yr. equiv. to NM-04. NOTE: Must be bilingual English/Spanish. A
qualified typist is required (40 wpm). Office automation required.
VB# VACANCIES, TITLE AND LOCATION OPEN: 03-20-98
CLOSE: 03-31-98
227-98-GC ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN(OA), NM-525-05. DCSRM,
Systems Division, Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv. to NM-
04. NOTE: A qualified typist is required. TEMPORARY NTE: 30 SEP
98.
228-98-SC SCHOOL AGE LATCHKEY PROGRAM SPECIALIST, NM-"
1701-07. DCA, Child & Youth Services, Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec.
Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to at least NM-05. TIG: 1 yr. at NM-05. NOTE:
Supplemental forms for background check must be completed and
submitted with application. Working conditions: occasionally requires
working irregular hours.
230-98-EL INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST(OPERATIONS), GS-132- 1.
SENSITIVE. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence,
USARSO, Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv. to GS-09.
NOTE: Must be able to obtain security clearance. This position is in the
Civilian Intelligence Personnel Management (CIPMS) Excepted Service.
Must be bilingual English/Spanish TEMPORARY NTE: 09-30-98.
231-98-EL INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST (OPERATIONS), GS- 132-11.
SENSITIVE. USANAPA, DCS Intelligence Plans, Training and Exercises
Division, Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equivto GS-09. NOTE:
Must be able to obtain top secret security clearance. Must be bilingual
English/Spanish. This position will be relocating out of Panama in 1999.
Selected candidate will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement agreeing
to this transfer as a condition of employment. This position is in the
Civilian Intelligence Personnel Management System (CIPMS) Excepted
Service.
232-98-EL SUPERVISORY GENERAL ENGINEER, NM-801-13. TSB,
DEH, Engineering Plans & Services Division, Corozal, Panama. NOTE:
This position may be filled as Temporary NTE: 1 yr. or competitive
temporary promotion NTE: I yr. Limited to DEH Permanent/Temporary
employees only. For temporary outside the register Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv.
to NM-12 TIG: N/A. For competitive.temporary promotion Spec. Exp.:l
yr. equiv. to NM-1. TIG: I yr. at NM-12.
235-98-SS COMPUTER SPECIALIST, NM-334-11 56th Signal
Battalion, Directorate of Information Management, Fort Clayton, Panama.
Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to NM-09. NOTE: TEMPORARY NTE: I Year.
236-98-GCSECRETARY(OA), NM-318-07. SENSITIVE. DCSRA-NG,
Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. NM-06. TIG: I yr. at
NM-06. NOTE: Limited to career/career conditional employees and
individuals with reinstatement eligibility. This position will be relocating
outside the Republic of Panama in CY 1999. Selected candidate will be
required to sign a Mobility Agreement agreeing to this transfer as a
condition of employment. Must be able to obtain security clearance. A
qualified typist is required. (40wpin).
237-98-EL SUPERVISORY INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST
(OPERATIONS), GS-132-11. SENSITIVE. ODCSINT, USARSO, Fort
Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to GS-09. NOTE: Must be able
to obtain top secret security clearance. This position will be relocating out
of Panama in CY1999. Selected candidate will be required to sign a
Mobility Agreement agreeing to this transfer as a condition of
employment. Must be bilingual English/Spanish.
WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS
VB# VACANCIES, TITLE AND LOCATION OPEN: 02-25-98
CLOSE: 03-25-98
WW-107A-98-GC COUNTERDRUG OPERATIONS SPECIALIST, NM-
301-11/12. SENSITIVE. DCSOPS,Operations Division, Fort Clayton,
Panama. NOTE: Must be able to obtain security clearance. This position
maybe filled at either the NM-lI or NM-12 level. If the position is filled
at the NM-1L. level, the incumbent can be non-competitively promoted to
the NM-12 upon meeting oftime-in-grade and qualifications requirements.
Area of Consideration: Career/career conditional employees in the
federal service and individuals with reinstatement eligibility. This
position will be relocating outside the Republic of Panama CY1999.
Selected candidate will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement
agreeing to this transfer as a condition of employment. All applicants
who applied under VBI 107-98-GC need not reapply. Electronic
submissions of resumes to: resume@dcp.panama.arnny.mil. Grade NM-
11 Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to NM-9. TIG: I yr. at NM-9. For NM-12
Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv. to NM-l1. TIG: I yr. at NM-Il.
OPEN: 03-20-98 CLOSE: 04-20-98
WW-234-98-GC LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, NM-
346-12. SENSITIVE. DCSLOG, Readiness Division, Fort Clayton,
Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to NM-11. TIG: 1 yr. at NM-11l.
NOTE: Must be able to obtain security clearance. Area of
Consideration: Career/career conditional employees in the federal
service and individuals with reinstatement eligibility. This position will
be relocating outside the Republic of Panama in CY1999. Selected
candidate will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement agreeing to this
transfer as a condition of employment.
OPEN: 03-06-98 CLOSE: 03-25-98
WW-206-98-GC LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, NM-
346-12. SENSITIVE. DCSLOG, Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1
yr. equiv. to NM-I1. TIG: I yr. at NM-11. NOTE. This position will be
relocating to Puerto Rico in FY1999. Selected candidate will be required
to sign a Mobility Agreement agreeing to this transfer as a condition of
employment. Area of Consideration: Career/career conditional employees
in the federal service and individuals with reinstatement eligibility.


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Clayton
+The Loop: 288-7035
CJ's Sports Bar has daily lunch specials 11:30 a.m.
- 1:30 p.m. Monday - Fridays. Dinner 5 - 9 p.m. Mon-
days - Fridays, noon - 9 p.m. Saturday and Sundays.
Enjoy the sports games on the big screen TVs Satur-
day and Sunday afternoons and Monday nights.
+Clayton Community Club: 288-4716
Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Sunday. En-
joy the hot and cold entrees, salads, breakfast items, past-
ries and desserts. Great food and background music.
The Corral has Country and Western dance lessons
7 -8 p.m. Tuesday. The Corral is open Wednesdays, Fri-
days and Saturdays.
Visit the new Forum and enjoy the new look.
Country buffet 5 - 9 p.m. Wednesday has features from
ham hocks and fried chicken to black-eyed peas. Italian
Thursday serves four pastas with four different sauces,
seafood Fridays and discover the new Hoko's Chinese
buffet Saturdays.
The Carol Cuisine is 6 - 9 p.m. Thursday. Enjoy a
delicious selection of Panamanian dishes and folkloric
entertainment.
Entertainment: Disco 9 p.m. - 3 a.m. Wednesday,
Friday & Saturdays in the ballroom.
Social hour is back 5 - 8 p.m. Friday.
Tecno Latin sounds 9 p.m. Friday and Saturdays in
The Underground.
*Casa Maria: 288-5767
Authentic Mexican cuisine served 5 - 9 p.m. Mon-
days - Saturdays. Delivery service available on Fort
Clayton.
*La Mola Caf6: 288-4202
Breakfast 6:30 - 9:30 a.m. Monday - Fridays, 7 - 11
a.m. Saturday - Sundays; lunch 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Monday - Fridays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday - Sun-
days; dinner 5 - 8 p.m. daily.
+Cafe 519: 288-6007
Breakfast 6 - 11 a.m. Monday - Fridays.
Lunch begins at 11 a.m. with hot specials, a salad
bar and sandwiches. Enjoy a special buffet Thursdays.
+STRAC Jr. Club: 283-4119
STRAC Jr. Club is now open on the Ground Floor
of Cocoli Center building. The lounge opens 5 - 10 p.m.
Thursday - Sunday. Snacks and pool table available.

Sherman
,*Sherman Community Club: 289-6116/6198
Disco nights 8 p.m. - I a.m. Friday and Saturdays.
Country and Western nights 8 - 11 p.m. Thursday.
Fast food menu items served 5 p.m. Sunday -
Tuesday, 6 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday.

Howard
*Howard Club Dining Room - Building 113: 284-
4680. Open to all ranks.
Two-Can Officers' Lounge super social hour 5 - 7
p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. - I a.m. dance party..
Super social hour and Karaoke night 4 - 7 p.m. Fri-
day. Dance 8 p.m. - I a.m.
Lunch brunch program 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday -
Friday. Have lunch at Howard Club and participate in
our program. You'll receive a free lunch after 10 visits.
Sunday brunch 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $9.95. Bring your
whole family and feast on all your favorite food.
Social hour 5 - 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday.
Weekly lunch buffet all-you-can-eat for $5.95.
Monday: American buffet, Tuesday: Italian, Wednes-
day: Mexican, Thursday: Oriental, and Friday: South-
ern buffet.
New dining room menu 5:30 - 9 p.m. Join us and
enjoy a variety of poultry dishes, a fine selection of pasta,
Italian entrees and more. Open to all ranks. Call 284-
4680 for more information.
+Tropic Breeze Club: 284-4189
Cashier hours: Open 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Close for lunch
1:15 - 2 p.m. daily.
A la carte breakfast 6 - 9 a.m. Monday - Fridays.
Weekly lunch menu 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., $3.95. Fri-
days: Seafood lunch. Salad and taco bar also available
and sandwich bar open 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. weekly. Mon-
days: a little taste of Italy; Tuesdays: all-American
homestyle; Wednesdays: Oriental specialties; Thurs-
day: SpicyTex-Mex plate.
Breezeway open 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday - Thurs-


days, 11 a.m. - midnight Fridays and Saturdays.
*Tropic Breeze Club Ballroom: 284-4189
The new no-smoking ballroom is open for special
functions only.
*Tropic Breeze Club Casual Cove: 284-4189
Super social hour 5 - 6 p.m. Friday. Free food for
club members.
Friday classic rock 4 - 8 p.m. Clasic rock with mu-
sic producers.
R & B with K.M. Productions in the dining room 7
- 9 p.m. Friday.
Disco dance with Rose's fabulous light and sound
show 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Variety music with Music Producers 8 - 2 a.m. Sat-
urday, 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. Sunday and 8 - midnight Mon-
day.
Karaoke night 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. Tuesday
Rock & roll, variety music with Greg Norton and
Music Producers 8 p.m. - midnight Wednesday.
Dance the night away with Country Western mu-
sic and the Music Producers 8 p.m. - midnight Thurs-
days.
Club card drawing 6 - 7 p.m. Thursday.
*Top Three Club: 284-4189
Club is closed Sundays.
Club card drawing 6 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Horoko
*Mulligan's on the Green at Horoko: 283-3295
Build-your-own breakfast 6 - 10 a.m. Saturday,
Sunday and holidays. Open for lunch and dinner weekly
10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday - Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 9:30
p.m. Friday, 6 - 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. - 8:30
p.m. Sunday and holidays.
Albrook's popular Mongolian barbecue is now at
Mulligan's 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. $8.95, for the first eight
ounces and $4.95 for the vegetarian version.

Rodman
*Upper Deck Restaurant: 283-4498/4478
Breakfast served 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. Monday -
Fridays.
$2.50 Breakfast special 6:30 - 7 a.m. Monday -
March 27 Spanish omelet.
All-you-can-eat lunch buffet and grill menu 11 a.m.
- 1:30 p.m. weekdays, $4.95; Try our delicious soup and
salad bar for $4.95. If you don't want the buffet, order
from the grill menu and get a cup of soup for $0.75.
Weekly lunch specials: Mondays: Pasta feast;
Tuesday: Mexican platter; Wednesdays: fried chicken;
Thursday: lasagna with garlic bread; and Fridays:
roasted turkey with dressing.
Customer appreciation night at 5 tonight.
Dinner is served 6 - 9 p.m. Monday - Sunday. Spe-
cials served Thursday. Tonight 50 percent off dinner
menu, door prize and a Magic Show. Call for informa-
tion.
Soul food buffet 6 - 9 p.m. Tuesday. Come join us for
a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet with fried chicken and
all trimming , $8.95 per person.
Mongolian barbecue 6 - 9 p.m. Thursday, $8.95,
$0.50 each additional ounce. Select chicken, turkey,
shrimp and beef, add your favorite vegetables and spices.
Vegetarian also available for $4.50
*Mulcahy's Bar & Grill: 283-4498 Open to all
ranks.
Open to all ranks at 4:30 p.m. weekdays, 5 p.m.
weekends. Bar opens at 5 p.m.
Filler-up mug brought to you weekly, $1.50 refiils
for $0.50 and you get to keep the mug. Appetizers
served 5 - 7 p.m. Friday, and 50 percent off lounge
meny, door prize drawings.
In house special daily for $1.
Kicker specials are served daily for $1.
Ice bucket special Mondays for $1.50. Tuesday -
Sunday $1.75.
Girls' night out 7 - 10 p.m. Thursday. Bring five
friends and receive a gift. Appetitizers will be served at
7 p.m. until gone.
Matinee 5:30 p.m. Saturday, "Speed 2: Cruise
Control.''
Karaoke night 8 p.m. Saturday. There is cash and
prizes.
*Rodman Club Bohio: 283-4498
Summer Night 8 p.m. tonight. DJ will plays a
variety of music and more door prize drawings.








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Location Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Howard AFB 6:30 pm: U.S. 4:30 pm: Mortal 4:30 pm: The Little 7 pm: The Boxer 7 pm: Deep Rising 7 pm: Amistad 7 pm: Scream 2**
Marshalls* Kombat: Annihila- Mermaid
9 pm: The Boxer tion 6:30 pm: U.S.
6:30 pm: Amistad Marshalls*
6:30 pm: Palmetto*
Fort Clayton 6:30 pm: Amistad 4:30 pm: Star Kid 4:30 pm: Anastasia** 7pm: U.S. 7 pm: Palmetto* 7 pm: The Boxer 7 pm: I Know What
288-7279 6:30 pm: U.S. 6:30 pm: Jackie MarsShals* YouDidLast
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9 pm: The Boxer

Fort Sherman 7 pm: Sphere* 7 pm: Titanic* 7 pm: Hard Rain NO SHOW NO SHOW NO SHOW NO SHOW
289-6251




Check the AAFES Home Page for up-to-the-minute changes R Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent
at: or adult guardian.
www. panama.phoenix.net/-aafespan/default.html PG-13 Parental guidance suggested for children under 13.
Tickets are available in five price categories: $3.50, $3, $1.75, PG Parental guidance suggested.
$1.50 and $1. *First run movies $3.50 **Special Price G Suitable for general audience.

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Now showing


Amistad
Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins
Based on a true story, during the summer of 1839 a group
of Africans find themselves shackled and held captive in their
native land. Once they board the Spanish slave ship Amistad,
they are bound for the U.S. The slaves create mutiny and
.take over the ship, but fail in their attempt to sail home. Later,
they find themselves strangers in a strange land and victims
of the American legal system. R, 2 hrs, 32 min.

Anastasia
Animated
A magical mix of action, adventure, comedy, romance and
music, Anastasia is a spectacular animated motion picture
about the fabled lost princess of the Romanov family. She is
the last surviving member of her family and must establish
her real identity while fighting off the curse of Rasputin and
his evil minions. G, I hr, 33 min.

The Boxer
Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson
A once promising fighter returns home after 13 years in a
British prison to find his city of Belfast has changed. He re-
turns to the ring determined to find a way out of the legacy of
despair. R, I hr, 52 min.

Deep Rising
Treat Williams, Wes Studi
The world's most lavish luxury liner embarks on its maiden
voyage followed by a band of modern day gunrunners who
plan to hijack it. Once aboard, they find the ship is empty -
something has beaten them to the punch. Now it's a fight for
survival in what turns out to be a floating chamber. R, I hr,
46 min.

Hard Rain
Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman
A dam accident starts a massive flood in a small town
while an armored car is being robbed. Christian Slater is the
guard on the truck being heisted by Morgan Freeman. The
flood ruins the robbery plan and leaves our guard to blame.
He must race to clear himself and get to the money before
the thieves find it or the sheriff throws him back in jail. R, I
hr, 38 min.

I Know What You Did
Last Summer
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr.
Four teens have a hit-and-run accident. Fearing for their
futures, they toss the victim into the sea. A year later,
someone's terrorizing them about the previous summer. Join
Party of Five's Jennifer Love Hewitt and Buffy the Vam-
pire Slayer's Sarah Michelle Gellar in one of the year's hip-
pest horror films. R, 1 hr, 40 min.

Jackie Brown
Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson
Jackie Brown, a stewardess, supplements her income by
smuggling money into the country from Mexico. She not only
works for an airline, she also works for the notorious illegal
arms dealer, Ordell. She is busted by federal agents and the
only way she'll stay out of jail and keep herjob, is to set up a
sting operation. She has to bring in a half million dollars and
bring down Ordell. R, 2 hrs, 34 min.


Showing today at Howard Theater.

The Little Mermaid
Animated
Back for another generation to enjoy, Walt Disney brings
Hans Christian Andersen's classic children story of love, ad-
venture and underwater trouble into the theater with magical
entertainment for all ages. G, I hr, 22 min.

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Robin Shou, Talisa Soto
A group of courageous heroes have to survive the most spec-
tacular series of challenges ever encountered as they take on
an unscrupulous warlord in his terrifying bid to control the planet
Earth. Join Liu Kang, Rayden, Sonya, Kitana, Jax and a new
cast of characters. PG-13, 1 hr, 34 min.

Palmetto
Woody Harrelson, Elisabeth Shue
Well, it looks like a sweet deal to down and out ex-con Woody
Harrelson. All he has to do is make a phone call and collect
$50,000 for his trouble. Of course there are a couple of tempt-
ing women involved and unseen complications that will make
this phony kidnapping a little more difficult than expected. R, I
hr, 54 min.

Scream 2
Neve Campbell, Cotrtney Cox
It's two years later on a college campus where murder and
mayhem break loose. Old friends arc reunited and discover that
some secrets from the past are better left forgotten. Check it
out and be scared for a second time with this cast of hip genera-
tion X'rs. R, I hr, 30 min.

Sphere
Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone
Hoffman, Stone and Samuel L. Jackson take the plunge in


this big budget adaptation of Michael Crichton's deep-sea *
thriller. Director Barry Levinson helms the story of a 300- *
year-old space craft found at the bottom of the ocean.
Psycologist Hoffman, biochemist Stone and mathematician
Jackson are the lucky crew hand picked to see what's inside. *
PG-13, 2 hrs, 12 min.

Start Kid
Joseph Mazzello, Joey Simmrin
Twelve year old Spencer finds a seven foot human shaped
cybersuit that has crashed to earth. The suit is built to trans-
port and fight, it can talk but can't move until someone steps �
inside it. Spencer steps inside and finds the courage to face *
his fears and the warrior that followed the suit to Earth. PG,
1 hr, 40 min.

Titanic
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
"Titanic" is an epic action-packed romance with excel-
lent special effects and intense suspense. The tragic maiden
voyage of the super liner is the focus of the story which com-
bines historical fact with a fictional love story. The spectacu-
lar disaster begins to unfold when the ship hits an iceberg and *
the people are left to fend for their very lives before the inevi- a
table sinking of the Titanic. Nominated for 14 Academy
Awards, including best actress and supporting actress, this is
a movie that should not be missed by anyone. PG, 3 hrs, 18
min.

U.S. Marshals
Tonmmny Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes *
Tommy Lee Jones returns to his FUGITIVE role as re-
lentless U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard. The fugitive in this ac-
tion suspense thriller is Wesley Snipes, a secret government *
operative falsely accused of two murders. R, 2 hrs, 15 min.


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1:00 Movie: "Casablanca"
3:00 Homnetime
3:30 Bob Vila's Home Again
4:00 Taste Of Africa
4:30 Tall Tales And Legends
5:30 California Dreams


6:00 Nick News
6:30 AJ's Time Traveler
7:00 Saved By The Bell
7:30 Guts
8:00 The Know Zone
8:30 Weird Science
9:00 Movie: "Casablanca"
11 00 Hometime
11:30 Bob Vila's Home Again
12:00 Taste Of Africa
12:30 Tall Tales And Legends
1:30 California Dreams
2:00 Nick News
2:30 AJ's Time Traveler
3:00 Saved By The Bell
3:30 Guts
4:00 The Know Zone
4:30 Weird Science
5:00 Movie: "Casablanca"
See Prime Time table
12:00 Lois And Clark
1:00 Movie: "Return To
Snowy River"
3:00 Sunshine Factory
3:30 700 Club
4:00 Lifestyle Magazine
4.30 Real Videos
5:00 Touched By An Angel


6:00 Promised Land
7:00 Dr. Quinn
8:00 Lois And Clark
9:00 Movie: "Return To
Snowy River"
11:00 Sunshine Factory
11:30 700 Club
12:00 Lifestyle Magazine
12:30 Real Videos
1:00 Touched By An Angel
2:00 Promised Land
3:00 Dr. Quinn
4:00 Lois And Clark
5:00- Movie: "Return To
Snowy River"
See Prime Time table
12:00 ER
1:00 Movie: "Almost An
Angel"
3:00 Doug
3:30 Rugrats
4 00 Cosby Show
4 30 Step By Step
5.00 Star Trek Deep Space 9


6:00 Ancient Mysteries
7:00 Going Places
8:00 ER
9:00 Movie: "Almost Aun
Angel"
11:00 Doug
11'30 Rugrats
12:00 Cosby Show
12:30 Step By Step
1:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
2:00 Ancient Mysteries
3:00 Going Places
4:00 ER
5:00 Movie: "Almost An
Angel"
See Prime Time table
12:00 NYPD Blue
1:00 Movie: "Death Becomes
Her"
3:00 Doug
3 30 Rugrats
4.00 Cosby Show
4.30 Step by Step
5:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9


6"00 National Geographic
7:00 Nature
8:00 NYPD Blue
9:00 Movie: "Death Becomes
Her"
11:00 Doug
11:30 Rugrats
12:00 Cosby Show
12:30 Step by Step
1:00 Star Trek. Deep Space 9
2:00 National Geographic
3:00 Nature
4:00 NYPD Blue
5:00 Movie: "Death Becomes
Her"
See Prime Time table
12:00 Law & Order
1:00 Movie. "Father Of The
Bride"
3:00 Doug
3:30 Rugrats
4:00 Cosby Show
4:30 Step By Step
5:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9


6:00 Air Combat
7:00 Firepower 2000
8:00 Law & Order
9:00 Movie: "Father Of The
Bride"
11:00 Doug
11:30 Rugrats
12:00 Cosby Show
12:30 Step By Step
1:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
2:00 Air Combat
3:00 Firepower 2000
4:00 Law & Order
5:00 Movie: "Father Of The
Bride"
See Prime Time table
12:00 X-Files
1.00 Movie: "National
Lampoon's Loaded
Weapon"
3:00 Doug
3:30 Rugrats
4:00 Cosby Show
4:30 Step By Step
5:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9


6:00 TechnoSpy
7.00 Biography
8:00 X-Files
9:00 Movie: "National
Lampoon's
Loaded Weapon"
11:00 Doug
11:30 Rugrats
12:00 Cosby Show
12:30 Step By Step
1:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
2:00 TechnoSpy
3:00 Biography
4:00 X-Files
5:00 Movie: "National
Lampoon's
Loaded Weapon"
See Prime Time table
12:00 Chicago Hope
1:00 Movie: "Jubal"
3:00 Doug
3:30 Rugrats
4:00 Cosby Show
4:30 Step By Step
5:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9


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Sports Sports
NCAA College Basketball: NCAA Tournament, Men's Division II Championship NCAA College Basketball: Regional Semifinals, 7:30 tonight; Women's Tourna-
Game, 12:30 p.m. Saturday; NCAA Championship, Regional Finals, 3:30 p.m. ment doubleheader, noon Saturday; NCAA Championship, Regional Finals (Re-
Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. peat) 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Movies NHL Hockey: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 8 p.m. Saturday; New
Young Ivanhoe, 8 p.m. Sunday. A valiant young knight-to-be rides onto the stage York rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 8 p.m. Sunday; Anaheim Mighty Ducks vs.
of history in this look at the early life of Sir Walter Scott's legendary medieval Chicago Blackhawks, 8 p.m. Wednesday.
here. 1991, Adventure, TV-G, Stacy Keach and Margot Kidder. PGA Golf: Bay Hill Invitational 3rd Round, 4 p.m. Saturday; Bay Hill Invitational,
Final Round, 3 p.m. Sunday; The Players Championship, 1st Round, Part 2, 8
Clifflianger, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Stallone is a traumatized mountain guide who's p.m. Thursday.
forced to help recover a bag of stolen cash. 1993, Action, TV-PG, NBA Basketball: Utah Jazz vs. New York Knicks, 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Sylvester Stallone and Janine Turner. Cable 16 & 65


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Specials Soapdish, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday. A soap opera star has to get down and dirty for
Barbara Walters: Academy Awards Special, 7 p.m. Monday. As Titanic threatens real when she learns her character's days are numbered. 1991, Comedy, TV-PG,
to sink its competition, Barbara Walters buoys up spirits all around with reveal- Sally Field and Carrie Fisher.
ing conversations with Oscar hopefuls and clips from this year's biggest movies. Casablanca, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Rick's American Cafe is the setting as Bogey and
Bergman sizzle the mother of all wartime love stories. 1944, Romance, TV-PG,
70th Annual Academy Awards: 8 p.m. Monday. From Good Will Hunting and Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
L.A. Confidential to the Full Monty, it's As Good As It Gets as Hollywood's Return to Snowy River, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Three years ago, Jim Craig rode
brightest stars and biggest moguls gather for the motion picture industry's off to find his fortune, and now he's back to renew his romance with Jessica
most Titanic night of the year. Hosted by Billy Crystal. Harrison. 1988, Adventure Romance, TV-PG, Bryan Marshall and Brian Denehy.







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I (Classified Ads


Boxer/Boston Terrier,
male, brindle, 5 mos, exc
w/kids,$100, 288-5760
Cat, Calico, abandoned
free, 284-4421
Cat, male, 12 yr, declawed,
neutered, very friendly free,
236-1283
Dog, fem, 2 yr, spayed, all
shots free, 284-3297
German shepherd, exc
pedigrees, registered,
228-2643
Kittens, 8 wk, free, 228-
0539
Rottweilerpups,6wk, 1 male,
1 fern, dewormed, tails cut
$475 & $500, 612-0654



American Avon, f/sz bro-
chures & samples free,
284-3028
Amway products, 261-
5456
Assist register/obtain birth
cert at Panama Civil Registry
223-2153 Damell after 6 pm
Authorized certified Eng/
Span translation for docs
& more, 222-2602/03
Auto inspections and
registations, home deliv-
ery, 222-2602/03
Baby-sitter, wkends, exc
w/kids, ref, 288-7024 be-
fore 4:30 pm
Baby-sitter, anytime, 288-
7973
Baby-sitter, Eng spk, gd
w/kids, 221-4501 Sandy
Baby-sitter, live-in/out, grt
w/kids, 224-6730 Hercia
Baby-sitter, nights &wkends,
prefer Clayton, 288-4771
Body sugaring-the natu-
ral method of hair removal,
288-7831/6194 Amy
Body tense, stressed out?
Therapeutic massage
$25, 288-7539
Cakes, cinnamon rolls, &
cookies, 284-3431 Darlene
Cakes: % sheet $12.50, f/
sheet $20; 2 day's notice,
please 284-5782 Pat
Chershire cat massage,
therapeutic Swedish &
sports massage, 284-4871
Make overs, color analy-
sis, skin cond analysis
285-5895 Cindy
Donuts, homemade cakes,
cinnamon rolls, pastries,
284-5974 Sherrone
Hair braiding & weaving,
any style, 288-4771
Marcia
Hairstyling, reas price, cut,
styles, wave & more, 260-
4857


Maid, 2-3 days wk, gd
worker, reliable, refs, 228-
4294 Martha
Maid, -biling, dependable,
weds, 288-5287
Maid, biling, honest, respon-
sible, live-in/out, 221-4976
Marcia
Maid, biling, live-in, Mon-
Fri, honest, exc w/kids &
cook, clean $150, 261-
7387
Maid, biling, live-in, Mon-
Sat, cook, clean, honest,
reliable, ref, 223-8610
Maid, biling, live-in/out,
honest, gd w/kids, ref, 266-
1342
Maid, biling, live-out, hon-
est, grt w/kids & animals,
avai July, ref, 284-6887
Maid, biling, Mon-Fri, grt
w/kids, 284-6906 Loretta
before 4:30 pm
Maid, clean, child care, 2-
3 days wk, 288-7194
Mercedes
Maid, Eng spk, honest, grt
w/kids, Tues & Thurs, ref,
285-4779
Maid, Eng spk, honest, grt
worker, 226-8466 Janet
Maid, live-in/out, Mon-Fri,
dependable, grt w/kids,
honest, 229-3995Yessinia
Maid, Span spk, live-in/out,
gd w/kids, 266-2524
PADI scuba classes, meet
days or evenings, 288-
5045
Pampered Chef-The
kitchen store that comes
to you. 288-5879
Panamanian income tax &
reimbursement service,
264-3781
Piano tuning $50, free es-
timates, 230-1403 after 5
pm
Pickup for all kind of
moves, to all post, 239-
4320
Pickup to move misc.
items, 264-7391
Sheila's family hair care,
free consult, 288-4625
Tupperware parties & in-
dividual orders, 284-5531
Tutor DODDS certified
teacher, K-12th, private &
group, 288-6799 Rachelle
Typing service, include SF-
171 w/laser impression,
230-1298
Upholstery, curtains & in-
terior decoration, 264-
7591
US lic massage therapist,
stress relief, back problems,
sports therapy, 272-2810



12'Seabird, 79HPJohnson,
O/R, GPS, depth sounder
$8000, 232-4084


132' Boston Whaler, 40
HP motor $4500,288-4976
19' Glastron, 351 Ford, OD,
16' V-Hull VP OD, 140 HP,
new, 232-7027
19%' Bayliner, 185 HP, in-
side done, exc play boat
$8000/obo, 260-5300
20' Bayliner Capri, 125 HP
OB, trailer, grt lake/ski
boat, dty pd $8500, 272-
2622
21' Marathon cuddy cabin,
190 HP Mercruiser,many
exras, dty pd $10,000, 284-
6887
29%' Sailboat, dsl, GPS,
inst dingy, recent overhull
$12,000/neg, 265-7157
31' German Guilt sailboat,
steel, needs TLC, 272-
8654
32' Grand Banks trailer,
sleeps 6 & more $25,000,
272-2106



72 BMW 200Z, AC, recent
overhull, grt work car
$1350, 272-1202
76 Ford Pinto, for parts
only, 224-0134 Mark after
7 pm
80 Volvo Sedan, AT, 4 dr,
sunroof, leather int, mint
cond $2500, 226-3439
81 Buick Century, new
tires, batt, am/fm cass, exc
cond $850, 288-7539
81 Cadillac, dsl, 74 Jaguar
XJ6, redone, both exc
cond, 232-7027
82 Toyota Corolla, 5 spd
$1500, 288-5977
83 Chevy Celebrity, needs
work, AT, AC, new tires &
batt $800, 288-4593
84 BMW 628 CSI, classic,
like new $8000, 269-6728
84 Camaro, 5.0, wht, wall
access, all pwr$5000/obo,
288-5685
84 Mazda 929 limited runs
gd $1200/obo 261-3325
84 Subaru GL, blue, 4 dr,
runs gd, needs muffler
$1500, 284-3296
84 Toyota Corolla, gd
cond, dty pd .$2200, 230-
0546 after 5 pm
85 Jetta, new radiator,
clutch, grt cond $3000/obo,
265-1220
85 Toyota Corolla, 4 dr,
AT, sunroof, AC, am/fm
cass, 1850/obo, 222-1879
86 BMW 7281, AC, am/fm
CD player, AT, PW$3000/
obo, 260-2847
87 Mitsubishi Mirage, AC,
gd cond, dty pd $2500,
228-0539
88 Buick Skyhawk, for
parts & electronic com-
puter, 224-0134 after 7 pm


Duty-free merchandise
FORT CLAYTON (Contraband Control Office) - As a reminder, iri
accordance with the Panama Canal Treaty and U.S. Southern Com-
mand regulations, duty-free merchandise, whether new or used, can-
not be given, transferred or generally sold to non-privilege holders.
Violations to these dispositions may subject violators to prosecution
under both military and Panamanian laws. It is sometimes permissible
to sell an item, but only if Panamanian taxes are paid. Before such a
sale, it is strongly recommended that the seller contact the Contraband
Control Section for advice at 288-5814.
Access to installations is allowed for ID card holders & pass holders
only. All guests must be signed on by ID card holders.
El acceso a las instalaciones militares solamente le esta permitido a
las personas con tarjetas de identidad personal del Gobierno de los
EEUU y el personal con pases de acceso a las instalaciones. Todos los
invitados deben ser firmados a la entrada de las instalaciones por una
persona con tarjeta de identidad personal de los EEUU.


88 Fiat Uno, 3 dr, runs grt
$1400/obo, 288-5833
88 Hyundai Stellar, AT, 4
dr, new tires, exc cond
$3200, 261-2863
89 Cadillac. LM. all pwr, anti-
theft, exc cond $11,000/obo,
213-8779 after 5 pm
89 Chevy Celebrity Eurosport,
exc cond $5000, 284-4286
90 Chevy Corsica $2500,
272-6176
90 Volvo 740, 5 spd, pwr,
chrome rims,exc cond
$13,000/neg, 265-8310
91 Hyundai Scoupe LS, f/
extras, exc cond $4000,
233-3859
91 Toyota Corona XL, elec
pkg, dty pd $6000, 277-
6286
91 Volvo GLS, f/extras,
sunroof, leather, CD$11,000/
obo, 261-1668 after 7 pm
92 Daihatsu Charade, AC,
am/fm cass, exccond, 272-
5917
92 Mitshubishi Diamante,
loaded, leather int, $13,000/
obo, 280-3951
92 Pontiac Grand Am
$5000/obo, 288-4976
93 Honda Civic EX, AT,
AC, PS, PW, PL, LM, dty
pd $8800/obo, 259-8847
93 Plymouth Laser, 1.8
eng, 4 cyl, 2 dr, AC needs
work $5895, 288-7392
94 BMW 325is, Abs, dual
airbags, f/ex, Alpine CD
player, 272-6275
94 Daewoo Racer STI, dty
pd $6000, 235-9827
95 Ford Taurus, f/extras, 1
owner, exc cond, dty pd
$10,900, 230-0932
96 Chevy Cavalier, blk, AT,
AC, am/fm cass, PS, LM
$12,000, 223-2152



386, 540 MB w/printer,
sound, 14.4 modem &
more $600, 284-4635
486 DX4, 100 MHz, multi
media, w/mon, gd starter
system $555, 284-5118
AT&T 486, 66 MHz, 14"
mon, 420 MB, & more
$1000, 235-9827
Compaq Pentium 133, 32
MB, pd write-rewrite, Win
95 & more, 283-3220
Compaq Presario mini
tower, 486 DX2, & more
$780, 260-1642
Macintosh Ilsi w/laser
printer $400, 284-4694
Misc printers, software,
parts & access, 284-4635
Packard Bell Pentium, 75
MHz, 1.2 GD HD, 32 MB &
more $750, 284-5983



2 Joy sticks, Warrior 5 for
IBM PC/XT/AT, new $25,
272-6547
20" Hitachi color TV, cable
ready, exc cond $200,233-
3859
27" TV $250, Nintendo w/
10 games/access $125/
obo, 284-4635
27" Magnavox TV, Sharp
VCR, 272-2180
27" SonyTVw/walnutcase
$400, 265-8310 Iv msg
AT&T answering mach &
phone, remote system
$30, 272-6943


DirectTV satellitesdisk $475,
221-4501
Radio tower, fold over de-
sign, 55' w/rotor &
quadantenna$500/obo, 272-
1202
Kenwood radio/cass & 10
disk CD changer, Equal-
izer, 228-2404
Kenwood stack stereo sys-
tem $195, 272-2314
Nintendo 64 games $50
ea., 284-3296
Pioneer 400 wt amp & re-
ceiver w/remote & manu-
als, new $500, 288-5498
Pioneer Dynamic ex-
pander, am/fm tuner, digi-
tal sound proc, 272-6843
Pioneer spkrs $30/ea.,
272-2679
Pioneer spsc 4 amp $150,
236-1283
Satellite dish complete w/
cables & box, 228-2404
Sony 8mm camcorder w/2
batt pks/access & carrying
case $350, 265-8310 Iv msg
Sony TV, luggage, VHS &
Betamax video rec, Sony
camcorder, 272-1202
Sony watchman, blk/wht
4", home & batt operated,
exc cond $50, 236-5836
SuperNintendow/45 games,
Sega Genesis w/10
games, 265-8310
Game gear, game boy, su-
per scope 6, exccond, 265-
8310
Pioneer multi cass changer,
Pioneer CD changer,
Revers amp, 272-6843
VCR works grt $100, 288-
5498
Walnut console elec organ
w/dbl keyboard, rhythms
& instrut $750, 260-27.36
Yamaha organ $2000,
272-5260
Yamaha electone organ,
exc cond, like new, 268-
2633



2 BR sets, LR & DR sets,
bkshelves, entertainment
center, carpets, 284-6674
2 wht toddler beds w/matt,
exc cond $45/ea., 284-
4183 after 5:30 pm
22' Whirlpool refrig $590,
272-2060
28,000 Fedders AC $325,
side by side refrig $325,272-
6210
12,000 Whirlpool AC $225,
272-6210
3 pc twin BR set $450,
272-2314
3 wood end tbls $35,
10x12 rug $70/obo, oak
glider rocker $150, 236-
1283
4 drawer desk w/chair
$100, 272-1182
4 pc BR set, dresser, mir-
ror, 2 night tbls, trunk, K/sz
bed $1500, 232-5948
4 pc German shrunk
$2000, 288-6639
5 pc LR set $250, 9x12
beige carpet $50, 220-
2442
6 pc DR tbl $800, 288-
6639
8 pc rattan furniture set w/
cushioned pillows $500,
265-8310 Iv msg
AC 12,000 BTU, 5mos $400,
K/sz waterbed w/headboard


& night tbls $200, 288-6489
AC units 18,000 & 22,000
BTU, gd cond $75/ea.,
272-6943
BIk couch & mauve car-
pet, 288-5760
BIk lacquered Q/sz bed &
matt set $325, 269-8834
Boy's BR set, trundle bed
w/dressers, mirror & matt
$350, 265-8310
Brass tbl w/glass top & 4
chairs $250, 288-4425
British armoire closet
$100, 263-2258
Q/sz sleeper sofa & Ivseat,
w/ottoman $750/obo, oak
coffee tbl $200, 236-1283
Carpets;s 15x12 $80, 10x12
$60, 10.4x11.10 w/padding
$75, runner $15, 285-5895
Carved teakbar$750, carved
teak desk $1500,272-2679
Coffee tbl w/2 end tbls,
wood & glass $200, 223-
2153 after 6 pm
Double dr, 24" refrig, wht,
w/ice & waster dispenser
$999, 288-7796
DR set, chrome & glass
$450/obo, ottoman $35,
ceiling fan $30,264-9676
DR w/4 chairs, reel-reel,
tbi lamps, accordion, curio
cab & more, 223-7437
DR w/8 chairs, DR w/4
chairs, LR tbls, frzr, bkcase
& more, 272-5917
Entertainment center for
TV & stereo $300, 232-
5948
F/sz matt, box spring,
kitchen tbl w/chairs,272-
2180
F/sz sofa bed, beige, gd
cond $295, 236-3303
GE 21' frzr, Whirlpool 25'
refrig, Whirlpool dryer, AC
units, 272-2180
GE 14' frzr, needs repair,
264-9676
GE 32" gas stove, 5 brass
burners, oven, exc cond
$150, 232-4084
GEwasher$425, stove $200,
bunkbed $480, rocker $152,
micro stands, 270-1225
GE washer, dryer, extra Ig
cap, 2 yrs left on warranty
$550, 213-9494
Ivory Brasilian leather
couch $2000/obo, 288-
7990
Jennifer conv sofa, Q/sz
bed w/Sealy matt, 1 yr
$550, 230-2392
K/sz bed frame, lamps,
shelves, books, 272-2180
K/sz bed frame w/head-
board $60,284-3405
K/sz Sealy Posturepedic
matt, box springs & frame,
exc cond $325, 272-5525
LR chairs, 2 recliners, 272-
1202
LR set, couch, Ivseat, 4
tbls $1280, 272-1182
Q/sz bed w/comforter &
ruffle, 3 sheet sets $325/
neg, 288-7070
Roll top desk, gd cond $75,
223-4766
Round rattan centertbl $50,
Bali blinds 74"x54" $50,
vertical 91"x70", 235-9827
Samsung micro, new
$100, 236-5836
Sofa $300, 288-5287
Sofa bed $300, 272-2717
after 4:30 pm
Washer, dryer, grt cond
$275,284-6236










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Tropic Times
March 20, 1998


Whirlpool dishwasher, exc
cond $275, 236-1192
Whirlpool refrig $700,272-
5887
Whirlpool 14' refrig $280,
vacuum $40, 272-2679
Whirlpool refrig, gd cond
$290.230-0546 after 5pm



Set of keys, Disney char-
acters on ring reward, 288-
5498 Iv msg
Single gold earring w/blue
heart stone, Kobbe school
playground, reward for re-
turn, 284-3793
Toy Poodle missing since
Feb 20, lost in 700/600 area
comes to Rascal, reward,
288-4623



12 string Yamaha guitar
w/hard case $350, 272-
1220 after 6 p.m.
12 yards tapestry reuphol-
sterfabric$150, 226-8209
2 205/65R15 tires $50,
220-2442
4 ea. rims/wheels, origi-
nals, 13 x 51/2, 4 holes
$100, 230-0546
4 rim $80,3 tires $25, lawn
mower $110, twin bed $75,
VCR player $75,236-6483
4 rims 15 x 6 1/2, for Astro-
vans w/their rings, 5 holes
$200/obo, 224-9759
4 tires P225/70R15 $100/
obo, 4 tires P225/60R15
$150/obo, 284-5929
83ToyotaTercel new parts &
repair manual for body $10,
wheel cover $5, 272-2042
AC units, vertical blinds,
lawnmower, ceiling fans,
272-5887
Baby bouncer $20, bik
lamp $40, 284-3296
Baby clothes, toys, Bissell
steam cleaner vacuum,
265-7194 Lori
Bike rack $20, 235-9827
Bouncy seat $15, baby
bath $5, bike seat $10,
284-3130
Step 2 kitchen $35, front
baby carrier$10, 284-3130
BF all terrain tires 15" mag
wheels for Jeep Wrangler,
exc cond $400, 288-5484
Bread mach $89, fruit
grater/juicer$19, pole w/
reel $29, 489-6771 Bill
Carpet 6 x 10 $45, roller
blades $35, Little Tikes
sand box $40, 284-4635
CD storage unit, holds over
300 CD, blk iron, contem-
porary, 288-6799
Century baby car seat $40,
misc new born access,
236-8995
Clothes, shoes, toilet seat
& more, 272-3260 after 5
pm
CTC books for sale: Intro to
Fine Arts, Personal Finance,
Intro to Ethics 288-7082
CTC books; Govt 1/2, Hist
2, supervision, Personal
Counseling, 288-4748
CTC books; Computer
Info. Proc, Fundamental
Criminal Law, 288-4748
CTC books: Accounting I
and II w/working papers
$60, 284-3877 after 5 pm
CTC General Physical Sci-
ence book $40, 288-7727


CTC Statistics, Biology, util-
itytrailer$300, blindsfor4BR
tropical house, 284-3780
CTC books; Supervision$10,
Statistics $35, Pub Relations
$35, 284-5881 after 5 pm
Dog cage, gd cond, 2 ft
wide x 3 ft long $48, 223-
4290 even
Dog Carrier xlg, airline ap-
proved, used once, metal
bowls $100, 223-8610
Dry mount, 11 x 14, Bogen,
new, cost $450, sacrifice
$225, 236-8803
Easter hats $5, children's
books & videos, Mitsubishi
seat covers $10, 272-2042
Furniture, stove, fans, sm
& Ig refrig, beds, TV, bike,
plants & more, 259-9760
Green cyclone fence 125' x
31/2', 13 poles & gate $125,
2 blk floor lamps $20, 288-
5933
Screen enclosure for a gate
way sz patio, you disas-
semble $170/obo, 284-3976
Hard top for CJ-7 w/cus-
tom sun roof $350, 226-
7168
FSU books World Politics 97/
98, Accounting 18th ed, Eco-
nomics & more, 272-2078
Kg size waterbed w/mat-
tress, grill, 9 x 12 carpet,
stroller, 288-5984
Sega no cartridges $40,
stereo Sony 10 CD $200,
boy's bike $30, 284-3405
Lawnmower 4.5 hp $80,
Little Tykes basketball
hoop $15, 284-6132
Lawnmower 20" $90,elec
trimmer/edger $25, both
for $100, 272-6943
Lg ice mach $1200, floor
buffer $75, 272-6210
Magic the Gathering Card
collection, 284-6674
Star Trek the Next Gen-
eration Collection, 284-
6674
LP Congas salsa model
$600, LP Bongos Genera-
tion II $160,288-7194 after
pm
Microwave, coffee table,
vanity & chair, gas stove,
261-3325
Washing machine, plants,
beds, shelves, metal desk,
261-3325
.Lawnmower $70, Whirl-
pool washer/dryer $500,
blk end tbl $50, 284-3296
Old fashion pin ball ma-
chine $175, 272-5503
Original Pan Rail Rd ship,
upper bunk ladder $100,
260-9976
Player rims 13 x rev 4 lug
.pattern $350/obo 284-
6744
R/C airplane kits, Piper cub
w/floats 1/4 scale $265, Pica
spitfire $135, 236-6987
Sharp micro $100, Toast-
master oven, 9 mos $40,
272-6943
Singer sewing mach, push
button reverse & more, exc
cond $140, 284-6717
Stroller $30, high chair
$30, 288-4694
Stroller $50, 10 spd bikes
$60, static bike $35, 264-
9676
Tbl w/8 chairs $425, Jeep
Cherokee parts, wedding
card $50, 236-6483
Technicubwetsuitw/hooded
jacket $45, children's bunny


table $40, 284-4295
Playschool train w/track
$35, Leggo block table $15,
$135 for all, 284-4295
Tembleques Panamanian
National Dress decoration
$190,230-0546 after 5 pm
Toddler bed & mattress,
mattress gd quality, car bed
$100/obo 288-6824
Toy infant car seat, dress-
ers, clothes, stroller, 284-
6397
Wall/wall carpet for 3 BR
gateway housing $150/
obo, 284-6132



80 Kawasaki must sell
now, looks gd $600, 220-
3717 Iv. msg.
85 Honda H100S, dty pd
$650, 272-2679
86 Suzuki Savage, LM, ac-
cess incl, dty pd $800/obo
280-3679 Stacey
89 3 wheel Honda, semi-
AT, exc cond $275, 288-
4075
90 Kawasaki EX500, full
fairing, Yosh, exhaust, hel-
met $2400, 284-3884
91 Kawasaki GP2 500, LM,
very clean, matching hel-
met $2200, 228-6626
94 Honda XR650L street &
trail, HP, pipe, exc cond,
$3400, 280-3800
96 Yamaha XT225, LM,
runs grt, driven 10 mos
$2800/obo, 284-6592



Balboa 127 Ridge Rd
Cardenas 7252 B, 6 - 10
am
Cardenas 7256, 7 - 10am
Clayton 1102 C, 6:30 -
11:30 am
Clayton 309 A
Clayton 538 A 7 - 11 am
Clayton 704 B
Clayton 934 D, 6:30 - 10
am


Howard 577 A, 7 am
Howard 85, 7 -11 am
Kobbe 308 A, 7 - Noon
Kobbe 442 B, 7- 11 am



15 spd boy's bike, grt cond
$45, 284-4734
2/12 spd bikes, exc cond
$220, 265-8310
Aerobic Rider 2, like new
$150, 284-4679
Bike, exercycle $125, sm
trampoline $10, cardo-
glide exer $125,264-9228
Boy's bike $50, girl's bike
$50, 284-6942 evenings
Cannondale R600 men's
racing bike, grt shape, 8 1/
2 shoe inclu $500,288-7114
Eddie Bauer slp bag & tent,
never used $50 ea., 263-
3789
Hand held GPS Naviga-
tion system by Eagle, like
new, $349, 489-6771
Health Rider w/padded
seat cushion, like new
$400, 284-4671
Joss pool que model #95-
11 w/certificate of authen-
ticity $500, 280-3436
Schwinn Mountain bike, 15
in frame only ridden 3 times
exc cond $300, 284-6478
Windsurfer works gd, grt
for the ocean $100, 288-
5498



81 Toyota Van, red, 5 pass,
cargo area $1000/neg,
288-7796
82 Ford Bronco, 4 x 4, 6
cyl, std, AC, gd tires, new
batt, runs gd $3200/obo,
288-4593
84 Isuzu Trooper, 4x4, AC,
runs gd $2200, 239-4320
86 Suzuki Forj 1362, AC,
gd cond $2500, 212-2914
87 Dodge Caravan ex
cond, new tires, AC, PW,
alarm, $4500, 265-5044


87 Jeep Cherokee, $4300,
261-3325
87 Montero, AC, f/extras
$4500, 230-1054 after 6 pm
88 Ford Bronco II, 4x4,
AC, 1 owner $5500, 288-
5287
88 F/sz Bronco XLT, 351,
AC, AT, 4 x 4, CD player,
$7100/obo 265-8046
88 Nissan Pathfinder, 4 x
4, V6, AT, PW/L, 33" tires,
$10,000, 270-1289
88 Mitsubishi Moteno,
loaded, exccond $11,000,
272-5792
89 Astro van, AC, PS,
luxury rims, gd cond, new
tires,$7000, 224-9759
89 GMC s 15 w/camper
shell 4 x4 , 4.3L, LM, exc
cond $7500, 284-6539
89 Land Cruiser 4 dr, exc
dty pd, $7500, 260-7574
90 Isuzu pick-up 5 spd,
must sell $2700,288-4076
90 Jeep Cherokee Limited,
AC AT, leather, new tires, grt
cond$700/obo, 280-3951
90 Nissan pick-up, 2 drs, 4
cyl, AT, am, fm, new parts,
exc cond, $5500, 284-
6687
91 Ford Conversion van,
LM, TV, VCR, solar, AC,
am/fm $7900, 272-2180
92 Cherokee Laredo, 4x4,
AT, f/ex $11,000, 269-
6728
93 Ford Explorer, f/extra,
exc cond $10,900, 264-
0958
93 Nissan kingcab pickup, 4
x 4, AC, am/fm cass, exc
cond $10,500/obo, 229-3843
94 Explorer XLT, 4 dr,
2WD, exc cond, LM
$15,200/obo, 284-6080
94 Suzuki Vitara, conv,
blue/wht, AC, exc cond
$8500, 230-1274
95 Jeep Wrangler, hard
top, all factory access
$4500, 212-2914
95 Suzuki Sidekick, 4 dr, 4
x 4, PM, tilt, LM, tow hitch
$12,000/obo, 288-4899


97 Jeep Wrangler, LM
$14,700, 288-6089
CJ-5 Jeep, must see, dty
pd $4500 , 288-5484



4 or 515 x 10 steel wheels for
CJ Jeep or Ford 4 x 4 bolt
must be 5 x 51/2 ", 284-6478
Brother typewriter/word pro-
cessor instruction manual for
any mode, 224-0134 after 7
pm
Desperately seeking FSU
book SYP 3400, 3 ed, So-
cial Chance, 285-9803
Gd family for an honest
mature, maid, p/ftime, live/
out, grt w/kids, 288-6297
Gd family interested in.
male Chihuha pup, reas
price 260-8856
Maid, live-in, Span spk,
clean iron, 2 kids, pets, w/
ref, 232-7156
Male or fem, young tame
ferret, reas price, 272-2861
wkdays 4-8 pm Freddy
Need CTC Trigonometry
book, 288-4679 Becky
Qualified AC person for
routine maintenance on
window units, 259-6894
Sewing mach, gd working
cond, prefer Kenmore, or
Singer, reas price, 223-4472
Small refrig in gd cond $75-
$100, 223-4766
Cook for 6 people, 3 days
wk, healthy, lowfat lunches,
265-1986 Margaret
Someone to weld- a part
broken from daybed and
painted, areas, 288-6297
Span spking maid, day-
time, by day or week, 234-
1782 Omaira
Workers/baby-sitter for
Cocoli Chapel nursery,
CPR desirable, 284-6715
Someone to make wrought
iron bed & shelves, reasonable
288-7024 after 5 pm
Someone to make bohio
for patio in 600 area, 288-
4123


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"Downright hilarious"
- New York Post

"Welcome heights
of hilarity"
- New Yorker Magazine


Energy tips

(FORT CLAYTON) - In
Panama, air conditioning is
the biggest energy con-
sumer, as well as having the
largest potential for wasting
electrical power. Consider
the following conservation
measures when at home or
at your duty station:
* Close doors and vents of
unused rooms to avoid air
conditioning vacant space.
* When leaving an air-con-
ditioned room with a window
unit for more than 15 min-
utes, turn the unit off.
* When entering or exiting
a building, close the door
quickly.
* Use ceiling fans when
possible.


self in this wild, rollicking look
at love and romance.
"A lot of hard work went
into this production," said Bill
Gonzalez, director and TGA
president. "The cast is what re-
ally makes this show successful.
We have a strong cast. They
really bring each scene to life."
The comedy stars Bob Blau,
Diana Luz Parada, Art Pollack,
Nancy Welch, Mary Corrado,
Carl Legore and Gavin Sundwall.
"Cheaters" opens at 8 to-
night and runs through April 4
at the Theatre Guild of Ancon.
For reservations, call 272-6786.


From left to right, the boys (Bob Blau, Carl Legore,
Gavin Sundwall and Art Pollack) and girls (Nancy
Welch, Mary Corrado and Diana Luz Parada).


CFC flies with $272,000

And the winner is ... well, what do you know, it's you


by Raymond E. Samuels
Tropic Times staff
COROZAL - Gold, silver and
bronze awards? Sounds like the
Olympics. However, these awards are
going out to dedicated local units par- ".,
ticipating in the Combined Federal Cam-
paign. ,S
CFC is a fund-raising drive among federal
employees for hundreds of local, national and inter-
national charitable organizations.
Units had to meet specific standards to qualify as
a CFC group. There had to be a minimum of 20 mem-
bers per group and the average contribution per
capital was $50, $75 or $100.


,/i *"This year we were banking on
S$162,500 - our end results to-
taled $272,000," said Allen E.
/ Candanedo, CFC country area
project officer. .
i5""-- 'And as always, hard work
s l does not go unnoticed at USARSO
headquarters -
Come 11 a.m. March 30, Maj. Gen.
Philip R. Kensinger, U.S. Army South commanding
general, and Renee Acosta, president of the Interna-
tional Services Agency Overseas CFC campaign, will
hand out gold and silver awards at the Valent Recre-
ation Center to two of our local units who excelled in
CFC's fund-raising drive.


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Relocation assistance
Free consultation about housing, finance,
schools and transportation questions for a
move to Washington, D.C., Virginia and
Maryland. Sessions take place 1 - 6 p.m.
Saturday at the Valent Recreation Center,
Fort Clayton. For more information, call 284-
3597.

Who's New update
Who's New is an organization offering
newcomers to Panama a friendly helping
hand. Who's New is sponsoring a craft ba-
zaar and breakfast 9 a.m. Thursday at the
Plaza Paitilla Inn. The deadline to order tick-
ets is Monday. To make new friends and
learn more about the many cultures in
Panama, call 269-5005 or 263-3624.

CTC registrations
Late registration for Central Texas College
Term 4 takes place 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday
at the University Center. For more informa-
tion, call 285-4803 or 284-3150.

ACAP money for you
The Army Career and Alumni Program
won $5,000 in this year's Army Community
of Excellence competition. Starting Monday,
there will be free child care for their custom-
ers. For more information, call 288-9277.

Registration deadline
The deadline to register for Term 4 Dis-
tance Education courses at University of
Maryland University College is Wednesday.
Check out the schedule on the web at http://
www.ed.umuc.edu/de or call the UMUC rep-
resentative at 284-3447 or 288-7773.

Study/test taking skills
The Howard Base Education Center is of-


fering a free course on how to study and test
1 - 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Stu-
dents must attend both sessions to receive
credit for the course. To reserve a seat in this
class, call the Howard Education Center at
284-4863.

Weekly bible study
The Protestant Women of the Chapel are
holding their weekly bible study meeting 8:45
a.m. Thursday on the 2nd Floor, Building 156
of the Fort Clayton Chapel. For more infor-
mation, call 288-4772.

DCA Pride Day
The Directorate of Community Activities
is celebrating DCA Pride Day Thursday. For
more information, call 288-7309.

Daughter's work day
The Girl Scouts, in conjunction with the
56th Signal, are looking for active duty and
civilian women to mentor Girl Scouts for a
TFake Your Daughter to Work Day March 27.
For more information, call 288-7817.

Women's History luncheon
Attend the 24th Wing Women's History
Month Luncheon 11:30 a.m. March 27 at the
Tropic Breeze Club or the 56th Signal Battal-
ion "Living the Legacy of Women's Rights"
theme luncheon 11:30 a.m. - I p.m. March
3 1 at the Clayton Community Club. For ad-
ditional information call 288-9353 (Army) or
284-6457 (Air Force).

Help wanted
The USA Girl Scouts - Panama needs a
part-time administrative assistant. Appli-
cants must be ID card holders and apply by
March 27. For more information, call 288-
7817.


Closed for inventory
The Self Service Supply Center in Corozal
will close for inventory March 27 - 31. For
more information, call 285-5414.

'Easter Donuts' play
The Balboa Union Church presents their
Lenten play, "Easter Donuts," 7 p.m.
March 28 and 10 a.m. March 29.

CFC award ceremony
The Combined Federal Campaign is plan-
ning an award ceremony to recognize both
units and project officers who contributed to
the successful 1997 campaign 11 a.m. March
30 at the Valent Recreation Center on Fort
Clayton. For more information, call 288-
3211.

GT improvement class
Fort Kobbe Education Center is offering a
GT improvement class 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mon-
days - Fridays starting March 30. For more
information, call Ivette Lapping at 284-3446/
6310.

Open Door theater
ODT is a nonprofit organization that per-
forms live, professional theater aimed at pre-
venting child sexual abuse. A theatrical pre-
sentation is being performed 5 p.m. March
30 at the Balboa High School auditorium and
March 31 at the Fort Kobbe Elementary
School.

ICC/PRISSF scholarships
The Isthmian College Club and the Panama
Region Interservices Scholarship Fund have
combined resources to make scholarships
available to both Balboa High School gradu-
ating seniors and local continuing education
students. Obtain scholarship applications


prior to the March 31 deadline from counse-
lors at any educational institution or call the
scholarship chairperson at 272-2342, eve-
nings, for more information.

Chapel music extravaganza
The Howard Air Force Base chapel Prot-
estant, Catholic and Gospel present "The
Road to Jerusalem, " an Easter musical ex-
travaganza 7 p.m. April 3 - 5. For more infor-
mation, call 284-5309/3003.

Bank holiday hours
The Community Bank will be open April
6, close April 10 and 11 for the Easter Holi-
day. For more information, call 285-4253.

BSA employment
The Boy Scouts of America are searching
for an office manager and sales clerk. For
more information, call 285-4359.




Congratulations to Dan and
Brandi Armstrong. They had a
baby girl, Kaitlyn Nicole
Armstrong. Kaitlyn was born on
March 11, weighed 5 lbs, 14 ounces
and was 18 1/4 inches long.
"New Additions" gives commu-
nity members the opportunity to
announce births, marriages and
anniversaries. Submissions can be
dropped in the Tropic Times drop
box located in the Fort Clayton Post
Office, or mailed to:
Tropic Times
Unit 7145
APO AA 34004


ANCON
(Theatre Guild of An-
con) - "Cheaters" is an
adult comedy in two acts written
by Michael Jacobs, produced
by Gale Cellucci and directed
by Bill Gonzalez. It is an engag-
ingly provocative play about
the expectations of three
couples regarding marriage and
happiness.
Howard and Monica are disil-
lusioned with their affair. Grace
and Sam are afraid to start their
affair, and Michelle and Allen,
who live together, discuss get-
ting married. Everyone for him-


American Red Cross

Schedule of activities

Saturday
10 a.m. Valent Recreation Center
Introduction to Disaster Services
288-6500
Thursday
3 p.m. Fort Clayton Bohio Area
ARC Volunteer Recognition Picnic *
288-5509/6306
March 28
9 a.m. - noon Howard Youth Center
Whale Tales for Children and
Community Water Safety
284-5615/4700












"0*Community


Wing's 'Professionals of the Year'


story and photo by Staff Sgt. John B. Dendy IV
24th Wing Public Affairs Office
HOWARD AFB - Local airmen received awards
for performance during the Professional Provider's
Banquet Friday at the Tropic Breeze Club.
The local version of this Air Combat Command
Award Program recognizes junior members who pro-
vide the logistics support that makes airpower a real-
ity in the southern theater. Thirty-eight of the 24th
logistics Group maintenance, transportation, supply
and contracting experts (airman, NCO and civilian
categories) were nominated for these awards based
on performance over the previous year. To be a final-
ist means that one has served the vision of their
leadership with distinction: To operate in a climate
that promotes problem solving through innovation
and process improvement versus spending limited
defense dollars.
The philosophy is mentored to these airmen from
the top level of leadership down. The banquet is a
culmination: a four-hour program of dining, entertain-
ment, keynote address, presentation, closing remarks
and post-event socializing.
To that end, Maj. Gen. Dennis Haines accepted an
invitation to address the airmen during a field visit
here in his capacity as director of logistics at Head-
quarters ACC, Langley AFB, Va. Local organizers felt
that participation by the officer responsible for
policy, budget and oversight of the command's lo-
gistics personnel was so important they waited a little
later in the year to have their event. All available
group commanders from the 24th Wing were in atten-
dance, led by 24th Wing Commander Col. Gregory
Trebon, and the evening's host, Col. Robert Jensik,
24th Logistics Group commander. Spouses and sup-


Lisette Arrocha was one of 13 people awarded
the Professional of the Year Award March 20 at
the Howard Tropic Breeze Club.
porters of the nominees rounded out the audience.
"We like to show our people that they are really
important to the group," said event project officer
Capt. Debbie Kent, Combat Readiness and Re-
sources Flight commander. "We select the winners
locally and ACC sends the awards, for the hands on
people that go above and beyond."
The club was packed with people.
"It was a great function. People lingered and re-
mained enthused afterward, that was great. We deal
in solutions, it's the group ethos that we celebrated,"
Jensik reflected. "We focus on all of our missions
with equal vigor, from ground based radar detach-
ments to air operations at Soto Cano AB, Honduras.
These folks are so mission-and-solution-oriented,
smart, energetic and knowledgeable."


Air Force
* Youth Centers: Howard 284-5615/4700


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Adult Aerobic classes take place 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Monday,
Wednesday and Fridays.
Aikido and Tae Kwon Do classes are ongoing at the Howard
Youth Center. Classes are held twice a week in the evenings.
Piano lessons and voice/vocal lessons for 6-year-olds and
older are available at Howard Youth Center by an experienced
European concert pianist.
Get ready for Woman 2 Woman lock-in 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. Satur-
day.
Movie and Popcorn Day takes place 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday.
� West Bank Teen Club 284-4775
The club is open 3 - 7 p.m. Tuesday - Thursdays, 3 - 9 p.m. 3
Friday and noon - 7 p.m. Saturday.
Come check out the virtual reality system.
Sankofa dance classes are being offered 6 - 7 p.m. Monday
and Thursdays for children 12-years-old and older. So
An American Red Cross Babysitting Course is being of- ...l
feared 8 a.m. -4 p.m. Saturday in Building 709. There is a 10 per-
son maximum for youths ages 12- to 18-years-old.
Don't miss Movie & Popcorn Day Thursday from 5 - 7 p.m.
Show up for the teen dance 8 p.m. - midnight today and March 27.
* Child Develonment Center 284-3711/6135


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The CDC has full-time care openings for children 12-months to 3-years-old.
The new hours of operation are 6:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. starting Saturday.

Army
* Clayton Teen Center 288-7464
The Teen Center, located in Building 155, Fort Clayton, is open the following
hours: Junior teen hours are 3 - 6 p.m. Tuesday - Fridays and 2 - 6 p.m. Satur-
days. Senior teen hours are 3 - 7 p.m Tuesdays - Thursdays. The facility is closed


fl , Sundays, Mondays and holidays. The Teen Homework Cen-
, ter is open 6 - 10 p.m. Monday - Thursdays. A computer lab
is open 6 - 9 p.m. Monday - Thursdays on the 1st floor of
Building 155.
Remember that teens must register at the Teen Center to
be eligible to participate in events and trips.
, 'Parents are welcome for the Parent Advisory Committee
I ' and to do chaperone duties for all activities.
~~* Clayton Youth Services 288-6451
Open I - 5 p.m. Saturday for drop-in recreation. Closed
Sunday and Mondays.
Toddlers are welcome to the CYS Part Day Toddler Fun
program 9 a.m. - noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
*.' The DCA Child & Youth Services is sponsoring open play
in-line roller hockey 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesdays
and Saturdays at the Fort Clayton Park basketball court.
Instructional classes are available weekday afternoons and
wn evenings in gymnastics, Shotokan Karate, Okinawa Kendo
want to ride Karate Do, piano, dance and kid fit tumbling (for children 18-
months to 5-years-old).
Youth Soccer skills evaluations take place Monday -
Wednesday. For more information, call Youth Sports at 288-4540.
* School Age Services 288-6451
A dojo for karate instruction is part of the new features at SAS. Qualified in-
structors teach the class.
Ballet, jazz and hip hop classes are now being offered for children 5- to 8-
years-old and 8- to 13-years-old.
* Student Service Center 272-2834
The Student Service Center is open 2 - 6 p.m. Monday - Thursdays and 11
a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday in Building 758-A, Barnaby Street, Balboa. The center is
closed on holidays and school closures. Students can get homework help on
any subject 3 - 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays.
Join Monday's "Life on the Edge" series or "Friday's with Frank."


Tropic Times
March 20, 1998


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Why bother recycling paper?

by J. C. Roa
Howard Recycling
program manager
HOWARD AFB -
Everyday you can see
them around the wing:
men and women remov-
ing staples, yellow post-it
notes and colored paper from
white bond paper.
Why do they do this? Could it be that they
have nothing to do and they're just killing time?
No, these people understand the importance
of preserving resources and serving as environ-
mental stewards abroad.
They know that for every ton of paper they
recycle they save 20 trees. They also know that
recycling paper uses 70 percent less water, 60
percent less energy and contaminates less than
making paper from wood. Recycling also saves
valuable real estate by diverting would be gar-
bage from municipal landfills.
Recycling one ton of paper saves three cubic
yards of landfill (that is about the size of a pre-
fabricated tool shed). It also generates employ-
ment, from the contractor that comes once a
week to sort and pack the paper from the wing,
to the employees at the paper recycling mill in
Panama.
We also make money from recycling paper.
Funds go to pay for the recycling program and
initiatives to protect the environment.
Last but not least, Executive Order 12873,
"Federal Acquisition, Recycling and Waste Pre-
vention." signed by President Clinton dictates
that all federal agencies set goals to, reduce
waste.
The 24th Wing recycles an average of three
tons of paper per month; the other services prob-
ably do the same or better.
It takes no genius to figure out that helping to
preserve the environment in our host country is
a legacy that will be felt and appreciated long
past our departure in December 1999.
Make that extra effort, separate your white
paper from staples, colored paper, newspapers
and wrappers. You are making a difference.


Transportation Maintenance
Airman Agness Gause Senior Airman Travis Durant
Staff Sgt. Edward Jensen Staff Sgt. David Batiz
Lianett B. Diaz Jose Centeno

Supply Contracting
Senior Airman Jeffrey Pardue Staff Sgt. James Taylor
Staff Sgt. Gregory Parker Nellie Lopez
Deborah Guarnieri Shirley Yeager
Lisette Arrocha


Kicb orne










* Youth Scene


Sgt 1st Class Christopher C. Calkins (U.S. Army)


Classroom cohesion
Ms. Hiller's third grade students from Curundu Elementary School lock arms and sing for par-
ents and friends during a February Celebration held Feb. 27 at the school. Parents and friends
attended the 30-minute presentation, which included a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday"
to school principal Barbara Cairns.


'^ .Thank you
0 for saving


Seven-year-old
Aaron Thomas
found this hum-
min bird drown-
ing in the water of
- r Gamboa Lake.
With a paddle he
saved the bird,
and planned to let
him go after the
ird dried off.















Happy birthday!


Shajaira Williams, 8
March 4


Timothy Parker, 8 James N
March 10 Ma


McCrary, 6
rch 15


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Rebekah Clark, 12
March 22


Pet of the week
Suzanne and Diana Rodgers with their 5-
year-old Mastiff, Gig. You've probably seen
them walking him around post.
Kids: If you'd like to see a picture of yourself and your pet in
the Tropic Times, send it though MPS to Tropic Times, Unit 7145,
APO AA 34004 or drop it in our box at the Fort Clayton Post Of-
fice. Be sure to include your name, as well as your pet's name.
(You can also send us a little information about your pet.) Write
your name and address on the back of the photo so we can send
it back to you.

Lunch Menu
Curundu Middle and Balboa High Schools
March 23-27
Monday - Hamburger, lettuce leaf
and tomato slice, corn, peaches,
sugar cookie.
Tuesday - Ham and fried rice, car-
rot and celery sticks, pineapple, cin-
namon roll.
Wednesday - Grilled ham and cheese sandwich, green
beans, applesauce, oatmeal raisin cookie.
Thursday - Barbecue chicken, buttered noodles, peas,
fruit cocktail in red gelatin.
Friday - Fishwich or cheese pizza, tossed salad, or-
ange, vanilla or chocolate pudding


Camille Billigue, 3
March 22


Juan Aviles, 11
March 22


Keon Bentley, I
March 23


Amelia Langsten, 4
March 25


Thomas Williams, 4
March 25


Rachael Baitel, 6
March 25


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Send your answers through MPS to Tropic Times Unit 7145 APO AA
34004 or drop it in our box at the Fort Clayton Post Office, Be sure to write your
full name and age (14-years-old and under, please) somewhere on the entry.
We'll need your entry by the Wednesday after the paper comes out, and
the winner's name will be in the following week's paper. The correct response,
or the response drawn from more than one correct response, will win a pair of
free movie passes from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.
The winner will need to call Donna Kelso at 285-5776 then visit Building
654 Corozal to receive the movie passes.
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News Feature -Sports Page 4: Unexploded ordPages 6 -7: The DiPage 9: About a 1,000 nance clearance efforts rectorate of Commuspectators showed up at are underway at Empire unity Activities WonRodman Naval Station and Balboa West derland Fair wrapped Saturday to see military Ranges. Find out whats up Monday evening members slug it out in the r going on before the land Check out the fun St. Patrick's Day Boxing is transfered to the Panapeople had in this anSmoker. Get the analysis on some of manian government. nual event. the key bouts. rop"c 1%. imes Vol. X1 No. 13 Fort Clayton, Howard Air Force Base and Rodman Naval Station Panama Canal, Republic of Panama Friday, March 20, 1998 Serving the Joint Community USARSO'three-peats'in ACOE Kensinger: Teamwork clearly key to unprecedented achievement story and photos by Sgt. 1st Class Chris Calkins ficer, who played a key role in escorting visiting evaluNCOIC, USARSO Public Affairs Office ators during an ACOE site visit in January. FORT CLAYTON -This is getting to be habit"We don't want to come off sounding overconfiforming, but it's not a habit anyone associated with dent, but we know we have a good team here, a team U.S. Army South has any designs on breaking. committed to doing everything possible to make this For the third consecutive year, USARSO has capthe best community possible," Pierce said. tured a first-place prize in the annual Army CommuAlso stressing the teamwork theme was Maj. Gen. nity of Excellence competition. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., USARSO commanding genThe Army-wide distinction, shared by Forts eral. Clayton, Kobbe and Sherman awarded USARSO first "I am proud to be associated with such a top-rate place in the "special" installation category, just as the group of soldiers and civilian employees who all contwo previous awards did. tributed to this award. There is no doubt in anyone's Whatever the classification, military and civilian mind that teamwork is clearly the key to this unprecleaders throughout USARSO are thrilled -although edented achievement of winning three consecutive clearly not surprised -by the outcome announced first place ACOE awards. I salute each and every one earlier this week from the Army Chief of Staff's Ofof you," he said. fice in the Pentagon. Col. Richard B. Thomas, TSB commander, echoed "Happy? You bet. Surprised? Not a bit," said Charthe USARSO CG's comments when he thanked the beMaria Alejandra, 3, dances the evening away lotte Pierce, Theater Support Brigade executive ofhind-the-scenes efforts of many. Monday during the DCA Wonderland Fair. The "These kinds of awards are not so fair is just one event designed to contribute to much a reflection of what we (leaders) quality of life here. do, but is, rather, a reflection of what Thomas said the fact USARSO continues to excel so many people out there do on an cvdespite a continuing drawdown of people, resources eryday basis. That's what makes this and property only reiterates what he's always believed award so special to all of us .it is conabout the people who live and work here. firmation from an outside agency that "It's no secret we're in a great period of drawdown we have a terrific internal program and uncertainty. But yet, even with everything going on t -" h, T a around here, we're able to continue with community iere saidsevaluators, who toured programs like the "Neighborhood Watch Program" and Army bases worldwide in several difgreat community events like the recently completed feient c ries, evaluated essentially DCA Fair.When you really stop and think about it, there crteria ealesseofithe quality of life is still very good here in USARSO," h criteria regardless of the Thomas said. installation's size or mission. Along with the prestige of being a "three-peat" winThose categories, Pierce said, are ner, Pierce said the award money help fund even more Leadership, Strategic Planning, Cuscommunity and command projects.And, as in the past Outstanding recreational facilities, like Fort Sherman's tomer and Market Focus, Information two years, community members here will have a say in Shimmey Beach, helped contribute to U.S. Army South's firstand Analysis, Human Resource Develto how it is spent. "They're the ones who won the place finish in the Army Community of Excellence competition. opment and Management, Process award; they deserve to have a say in how we celebrate It was USARSO's third straight first place finish. Mangmet and Business Results. it" Pierce said. McKinney busted one rank; receives no prison sentence FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) -Sgt. move on with our lives in spite of this Maj. Gene McKinney was spared a Well, let's just say we're going long, extensive investigation," prison sentence Monday and busted .-McKinnev told reporters. "We did OK." down one rank for obstruction ofjustiCe o move on with our lives in spite of His wife added: "Thank God for after pleading with a military jury to let this long, extensive investigation. prayers. him retire "with some form of honor." We did OK. Four of the six women who had acThe Army had asked for a six-month used McKinney of groping them or prison sentence and a demotion to the Sgt. Maj. Gene McKinney crudely pressuring them for sex sat tolowest rank of private. former Sergeant Major of the Army '-gether in the courtroom. They expressed The same jury that acquitted no emotion at his sentence and made no McKinney, once the Army's highestcomment afterward. ranking enlisted man, on Friday of served with a $1.5 million libel suit The sentence, which must be apHoster was not in the courtroom crudely pressuring six military women for filed by McKinney alleging that she lied proved by senior Army leadership, will Monday. Another of McKinney's accussex imposed the sentence after two hours in interviews when she first went public likely cut his retirement benefits. ers, Maj. Michelle Gunzelman, is staof deliberation. with her story last year. Hoster, now reMcKinney, who had already submitted tioned in Germany. McKinney was convicted on only one tired, claimed McKinney groped her his retirement request, will leave the McKinney's attorney, Charles of 19 counts, obstruction of justice, for during a business trip to Hawaii. Army as a master sergeant instead of a Gittins, told the jury that McKinney and urging one of his accusers to lie to miliMcKinney, 47, stood at attention and sergeant major. As lie left the courtroom, his wife have suffered enough in the tary investigators. showed no emotion when his sentence MeKinney was asked if he was satisfied year since the accusations were made Also Monday, McKinney's first acwas read. His wife, Wilbelmina, sat stowith the sentence. public, and imprisoning McKinney cuser, Sgt. Maj. Brenda Hoster, was ically behind him. "Well, let's just say we're going to would be "overkill."

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2 Tropi eople 2March9 201998 -eo Welcome to our team FORT CLAYTON -These soldiers are newly arrived for onward assignment to Panama, Honduras oi Fort Sherman. Welcome too team. RANK/NAME MOS GAINING UNIT Pfc. Keith Bradley 51B 518th Eng. Co Staff Sgt. Scan Collins 67T D Co., 1-228th Avn. Spc. Kevin Fowler 51B 518th Eng. Co Pfc. Eduardo Gonzales 95B 549th MP Co. Spc. Nicholas Loibl 95B 549th M1P Co. Staff Sgt. Charles Peddicord 67U C Co., 1-228th Avn. Spc. Shaneka Shewood 92Y IHl-ID, 245th Spt. Bn Spc. Jeremy Smith 44E 518th Eng. Co. Spc. Luis Torrales 75H H-Il-C, TSB VOLUNTEER OF TH E \WEEK FORT SHERMAN -Ruth Brown has been volunteering for the past 15 years. She worked in the Quality inprovement Office at Gorgas Army Mari Osirander (USARSO PAO) Community Hospital. She worked Boiva General visits Pa am on the hospital Book Cart program. Bolivian General visits Panama As a volunteer, whenever she saw Lt. Gen. Daniel Alfonso Saavedra, commander of the Bolivian Armed a child crying, she would stop and Forces, visited Panama for three days last week as part of the Distintalk to the child until the child guished Visitors Program. Saavedra, who studied in Panama 32 years stopped crying. Whenever a patient ago in the School of the Americas, was invited by Maj. Gen. Philip R. asked her for a location of a certain Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army South commanding general. clinic, Ruth personally took the patient to the clinic. Brown is kind, compassionate and .Ns alwas radyto elp.Shedoe an Sgt. let Class Chris Calkins (U.S. Army) always ready to help. She does an Ruth Brown is this week's Volunoutstanding job and is always giving teer of the Week. A native of Los of herself. Angeles, California, she is a Red She is always willing to go that Cross volunteer. extra mile and never says "NO" to someone in need. at the Red Cross office are very She has received many awards helpful." and recognitions for her selfless efBrown says her most rewarding forts. experience as a volunteer is that "It Brown is a jewel and her profesis the greatest job I have had, and I sionalism and work ethic is a credit really love it!!." to her and our community. Brown is from Los Angeles, She is currently volunteering at California. She has been in Panama Curundu Elementary School and evfor 27 years; worked for the Panama -. eryone says that her work has been Canal Commission and is now reSpc. All Leone (U.S. Army) instrumental in improving the readtired. Best overall ing and Engiish skills of the stuBrowi will be 80-years-old this dents, i.e., remedial English to 3rd year and is still going strong. During Tuesday's Army Community of Excellence Award ceremony at grade students. Her spirit, motivation and dediBuilding 95, Fort Clayton, Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army She is a great addition to the volcation to the students at the school South commanding general, presented the Directorate of Community unteer program at the school. serve as an example for all parents Activities with the Best Overall USARSO Organization award. Other Brown says what she likes most and grandparents to follow. winners and runner-ups were: Small -Staff Judge Advocate, Army about volunteering is nestingg soime Tlis just proves you are never t Career and Alumni Program; Medium -Southern Command Network, lby nice people aid the persoieel old to go hack s to school. Adjutant General; and Large -DCA, Directorate of Logistics and an very honorable mention for Directorate of Housing and Engineering. Tills autlhorized unofficial commaild information publication is for U.S. armed forces overseas. The Tropic Times is published is conjunction with the Armed Forces Information Program of the Depariment of Defeise, uider the supervision of the Director of Public Affairs, U.S. Southern Command. Contents of the Tropic Times do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. government, the Departiment of Defense or the U.S. Southern Command. Tropic Times, Unit 7145, AlPO AA 34004. Public Affairs Officer .Lt. Col. Joseph Curtin Building 405, Field Printing Plant, Corozal One West Command Information .Gaby Capriles Phone: 285-6612/4666 or FAX 285-6613. NCOIC .Sgt. I st Class Christopher C. Calkins E-Mail: pbouchard@usarso-lanl.army.mil; USARSO LAN address: Caribbean Correspondent .Marti Ostrander pbouchard@ sopa@ usarso Editor .Spc. Ali Leone Journalist .Spc. K enneth K. Rocket Commander in Chief .Gen. Charles E. W ilhelm 24th Wing Commander .Col. G regory L. Trebon Director, U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs .Col. Vicente C. Ogilvie 24th Wing Public Affairs Office .284-5459 U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs Office .(305) 437-1200 Chief of Public Affairs .Capt. Michael Murk C hief, Tropic Tim es .Rosem ary C hong N COIC .Tech. Sgt. Rick Burnham Editor .Sgt. Paul Bouchard Chief, Internal Inform ation .Staff Sgt. John B. D endy IV W riter/Editor .Daniel Amores U.S. Naval Station Panam a Canal Writer/Editor ...Raymond F. Same l s Commanding Officer .Capt. Robert W. Bennett, Jr. Writer/Editor .Griselda Sterling U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal Public Affairs Office .283-4301 O ffice A utom ation Clerk ..Tina Sum m erton Public Affairs Specialist .Sally Paramore Volunteer .Sherril Harrili Director, Joint Interagency Student Intern .......Amanda Merkel Task Force South ..rig. Gen. Howard G. DeWolf U.S. Army South Commanding General. Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr. Joint interagency Task Force South Public Affairs Office .284-752 U.S. Army South Public Affairs Office .288-3143 Public Affairs Consuiltant ...I'eteCalsetta

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Tropic Times March 20, 1998 Ship pets to CONUS ASAP by Capt. Todd M. Thomas, DVM For anyone who can do this, I feel it will Veterinary Corps chief, Corozal Veterinary save time, effort and stress in the summer Treatment Facility of 1999. COROZAL -Many concerns have I would also like to urge all commandrecently been raised by community ers to inform incoming soldiers about members regarding the shipment of pets these problems and to discourage imto CONUS as the drawdown continues. porting pets to Panama. At this time we know two major limitAny discussion about pets would be ing factors that will affect this. incompletO without addressing the issue First, there simply aren't enough of abandonment. flights available between American, ConAs many community members know, tinental and the upcoming Delta service, this sad situation becomes more and so we start out at a disadvantage. more prevalent as more units depart The second problem is that during the Panama. This is not a pet problem nor a peak of travel/PCS months of June -veterinary issue; this is strictly an issue August when most families will be leavof compassion and understanding for ing Panama, the temperatures in Miami, animals. Atlanta and Houston are above the legal All community members need to be limits set for safe travel with pets. Thereaware of this and all commanders or sofore, the airlines must embargo pets until pervisors need to alert subordinates the high temperatures subside. Thereabout this potential problem. fore, no pets will be allowed to fly to Pets should not be left behind to fend these cities. for themselves. Stray animals are at risk Due to these uncontrollable factors, for starvation, injury, disease and even the best option for pet owners is to ship death because they cannot take care of pets to CONUS as early as possible. I their own needs. strongly recommend shipping .pets to When people leave Panama they have CONUS prior to May 1999, if at all posseveral options for pets if they cannot sible. I realize everyone cannot do this PCS with the animals. One option is to because boarding may be costly and officially release the pets to another family/friends may not be able to keep owner which includes transferring the animals. Many owners do not want to be veterinary medical records to the new separated from their pets and that is unowner. The Corozal Veterinary Treatment derstandable. Facility also offers adoption services for However, the worst possible scenario a nominal boarding fee. lie) is to get to the airport next June and not A last resort is euthanasia or "being Pet owners are strongly urged to ship their pets to CONUS prior to May be allowed to take your pet on the plane. put to sleep," which is much more hu1999 because of a limied number of flights and temperatures above the Then what? mane than abandonment and is offered legal limit for the safe transport of animals. I implore all pet owners to seriously only when all other options are exconsider the option of shipping their pet hausted. This can also be done at the community to seriously plan ahead for minute to send them to CONUS and early. This is best for the animal's travel VTF. your pets just as you would any other please -don't abandon these helpless comfort, health and overall well-being. In conclusion, I urge everyone in the dependents. Don't wait until the last animals. Sendor key contributor for properly sealed mail by Senior Airman Jonathan Donovan you, you are already familiar with one side of the "rekeep the box intact (along with its contents), but also 24h Air Postal Squadron wrap" process. provides for the safety of USPS and DoD postal perHOWARD AFB -Imagine it's a typical, warm SatOn an average day in the 24th Air Postal Squadron, sonnel. urday morning in Panama. You decide to make a quick approximately five percent of all incoming mail reUnacceptable first class letter mail is also subject stop at the Post Office to check your mail. Sifting quires some form of rewrapping. Rewrapping deto damage through postal processing. The maximum through the usual mix of bills, letters and diet pet food scribes any action involving the reconstruction and thickness for first class letter mail is a quarter inch. catalogs, you see an incredible sight: a bright yellow sealing of any damaged, ripped or torn mail coming All of it is processed by machine. Mail that is too package slip promising you a wonderful surprise, into the Panama Military Post Offices. This can range thick could damage the machinery or tear other mail After a short wait at the Parcel Pick-Up Window, from simply placing and initialing a U.S. Postal Squadbeing processed at the time. Also, nailing odd shaped, the clerk returns with a 3-foot long mound of mangled ron label on the back of an envelope that was never non-paper items in normal letter envelopes is not rectape and an apologetic grin. If this has ever happened to sealed shut by its sender, all the way up to finding and ommended. The bulkiness or edges of some items, sealing a box that has 'sprung a leak,' leaving the Post such as coins, keys, and pens may be caught in postal Office floor covered with anything from styrofoam equipment causing similar problems. packing material to coins or Pencils. Another rare cause for rewrapping is wet mail. In The actual rewrapping process varies, depending on some cases mail arrives in Panama wet, having been the extent of damage to the box. All boxes rewrapped subjected to bad weather in the United States. The 24" by postal personnel are endorsed with a stamp or APS makes every possible effort to ensure that mail is sticker stating "Damaged in handling by the Postal Serprotected from inclement weather; besides double bagvice," along with the date of receipt and identity of the ging, we always use overhangs and other covered areas p it repairing the article. To the maximum extent poswhen loading and unloading mail trucks. sible, any loose articles are returned to the parcel from Possibly the only form of rewrapping exclusive to which they originally came. overseas customers is not accomplished at your local There are many reasons why a parcel may require Post Office, but instead by U.S. customs officials in SeWrapping. Some boxes are just not meant to support the United States. All mail, -gardless of class, coingin the weight of the items people place inside. The box from or going to an overseas location, must have the may tear, cing smaller, loose items to be lost, appropriate customs documentation filled out and atDepartent of Defense Postal Regulations state tached. Customs officers review the forms, and X-ray Every effort shall be made to match any article found each parcel for possible undeclared goods as well as loose with its envelope or wrapper." contraband. Any stispicious parcels are opened and inTo avoid having this happen to your package, use spected. high quality tape and boxes whenever mailimg packInspected packages found not to contain any illegal --ag''tes. matter are rewvrapped and stamped U.S. Customs Postal regUlattiOnS state that cellophane (including Passed Duty Free." T he customer alone is responsible scotch tape) atid msiasking tape are inot acceptable for for declaring the t contents ofstheir package. It is itiperaclosing or reinforcing packages. Both peel off easily, tive tht customs fotms be killed Out completely with an even more so in the high heat and humidity of Panamssa. accurate description ofall items. III other instances, glass, or an improperly wrapped While 24" APS personnel do everying they can t sharp iachine part will pierce through the boxing. This make sure that every piece of mail sent in and out of the Staff Sgt. John Dendy IV (U.S. Air Force) initial puncture can damage the structural integrity of Panama MPOs is delivered intact and as quickly as posAirman Wesley Haley rewraps a parcel. Apthe box and the stress of postal handling can form a sible, you, the customer, are a key contributor to this proximately five percent of all incoming mail larger hole, or even tear the box wide open if the sealprocess. Ensuring all your packages are properly at the 24th Air Postal Squadron requires some ing tape was pierced. wrapped, sealed and labeled is the most important form of rewrapping. Properly wrapping sharp objects not only helps thing that you can do to guarantee their safe arrival.

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4 Tropic'lTimes N w 4=":98News March 20, 1998 USARSO hosts range-site visit story and photos by Daniel Amores .Members of the media Tropic Times staff get ready to view videos EMPIRE RANGE -U.S. military offiand receive informacials invited members of the Panamanian and tional briefings on the international press to the Empire and Balboa unexploded ordnance West ranges March 12, to witness the extenclearance efforts that are sive unexploded ordnance clearance efforts underway at Empire and that are mderway before transferring the ar, Balboa West ranges. eas to the government of Panama. Under terms of the Headed by personnel from U.S. Army Panama Canal Treaty of South, 24th Wing and the newh1 created Task C 1977, the United States Force Il l (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), will transfer more than approximately 35 members of the press 90,000 acres of land by corps were given informational briefings 7 Dec. 31, 1999. Approxishown videos and taken on a tour of the Palately 37,348 of those cific-side ranges where they got to see the acresrarentd rages *U.S. military personnel at work. Emie PandfBalboaeWest Under the terms of the Panama Canal o the Pacific s and Treaty of 1977, the United States will transfer more than 90,000 acres of land by Dec. 3 1, *1999. Approximately 37,348 of those acres are the ranges of Empire and Balboa West on the Pacific side and Pifa on the Atlantic. charge of the unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance "Technology just does not exist that can, with 100 "In order to comply with the Panama Canal treaty, efforts," said Maj. Reynold N. Hoover, task force percent certainty, remotely locate, identify and reTask Force 111 (EOD) was formed and is currently in commander. "These military trained explosive ordmove UXO hazards," Hoover said. nance disposal experts are part of a joint effort in"And although there is not a problem with mines in cluding Army National Guard units from four these ranges, it is important to recognize that even in a states, the 786th Ordnance Company (EOD) unit humanitarian de-mining effort, the standard for removstationed in Panama and Air National Guard EOD ing land mines from farms, fields, towns and villages is assets fiom the United. set by the United Nations States," Hoover said. in the past three and a half at less than 100 percent But even with Lll clean," he said. of these efforts placed weeks, we have spent approximately Even with all of on UXO clearing, the 2,000 man hours in this effort. We the difficulties encountask presents an ocredtered, the UXO clearing ible set of challenges. have removed 44,000 pounds of efforts of Task Force Although we have UXO scrap and targetry material and Ill (EOD) have been a the experience in doing mjrsces -this typer of work, h located, identified and disposed of major success. this type of work, it is "In the past three very important to recabout 200 pieces of ordnance on the and a half weeks, we have -onze that no one has ranges that have been too hazardspent approximately done clearance of this 2,000 man hours in this type in these conditions ous to move." effort. We have removed before," Iover said. Maj. Reynold N. Hoover 44,000 pounds of UXO "The difficulty of Task Force 111 commander scrap and targetry nate-this removal action is rial and located, identi-threefold: First there is fied and disposed of about 200 pieces of ordnance on the challenge of the terrain, second, the challenge the ranges that have been too hazardous to move," of the vegetation and third, the challenge of workHoover said. k-' ing in the tropics," he said. "So far we've completed the clearance of Empire Air Force members are part of a joint effort to On top of that, the lack of technology makes the ranges 7, 7a, 8 and 10 as well as the Pifia multipurpose clear and remove unexploded ordnance pieces. mission more difficult. Range and Live-Fire Village," he said. Two American heroes help recall My Lai MY LAI, Vietnam (AP) -Hopes for a half-hour ceremony, then lined up to bright future mingled with memories of a light sticks of incense at a concrete dark past as Vietnamese and Americans monument showing victims of My Lai stood shoulder to shoulder Monday to some dyin, others comforting the dying. mark the 30th anniversary of the My Lai Several dozen Americans were on massacre. hand, both veterans and civilians. "We t The featured speakers were two U.S. are here to pay respects to the dead and servicemen who kept the Vietnam War the living," said Richard Lee Francisco, a tragedy from being even worse by landconstruction manager from Seattle who ing their helicopter between marauding now lives with his Vietnamese wife in American troops and a small group of Danang, a two-hour drive from My Lai. N villagers. Just a few days ago, Thompson, gun"Something terrible happened here 30 ner Lawrence Colburn and crew chief years ago," said one of the returning Glenn Andreotta -who was killed three Americans, Hugh Thompson. weeks after My Lai -were belatedly hooThe crowd of more than 1,000 surged ored with the Soldier's Medal, the highforward to catch a glimpse of the pilot est U.S. military award for bravery not who has been hailed as a hero. involving conflict with the enemy. "I cannot explain why it happened. I On Sunday, Thompson and Colburn just wish our crew that day could have had an emotional reunion with two of helped more people than we did," said the women they helped save. Former US helicopter pilot Hugh Thompson shakes hands wih a My Lai Thompson, of Lafayette, La. Later, as they toured the memorial, a villager Monday. American soldiers killed as many as woman who survived the massacre ap407 villagers in My Lai, then moved on proached them to shake hands and talk, from a pile of bodies. The boy is 36 now fered sympathy "to every family of every to a nearby hamlet and killed another 97 a few feet from the ditch where she had and serving a five-year jail term for theft. veteran who has paid the same sacrifice. there the same day. lain under a pile of bodies for hours. Colburn, of Woodstock, Ga., was "May we never forget again the heartMany in the crowd Monday, particuBut a hoped-for reunion did not occur making his first return to My Lai for the break and brutality of war," Colburn larly Vietnamese soldiers, applauded afwith a young boy whom Thompson anniversary. In his address Monday, he said. "I believe in my heart and I pray to ter Thompson's brief remarks ended the plucked, injured and covered with blood, lamented the loss of Andreotta and ofGod we can achieve peace on earth."

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FeatureTropic Times5 March 20, 1998 Former 'Blue Angel' fights drug smuggling story and photo 1 States on a constant basis. A member of the Montana Air by Spc. Christ Coleman Switzer brings an enviable National Guard since 1995, Switzer, 354th Mobile PA Detachment flying history to Panama. who also maintains a civilian job as a HOWARD AIR FORCE Commissioned into the construction safety supervisor at his BASE, PanamaThe bad guys Marines in 1983 and later named family-run contracting business in smuggling drugs should be a "Top Gun" graduate, Switzer Bozeman, Mont., is proud of his state checking their tails after it was flew missions over Japan and heritage. learned a "Top Gun" flight Korea and served as an instructor "I've been in the military 15 years school graduate and forer at the Naval Strike Warfare and I'll probably be in the Montana Air Navy Blue Angel was recently Center or "Top Gun" school in National Guard for another 10," he seen prowling the skies over California before becoming a said. "I'm from Montana. I like to work Central and South America with .member of the Blue Angels in with Montanans, and I'm proud of our his Montana Air National Guard 1991. Montana team." unit. During his three-year stint as Switzer's military career has taken Lifting off in a thunderous a Blue Angel, Switzer performed him from public performances as a blast in his silver-gray F-16 countless death-defying aerial Blue Angel to public protection during "Fighting Falcon"jet aircraft maneuvers in front of thousands his current mission. from the sweltering hot runway of spectators. Switzer is also one "In the Angels it was great because at Howard Air Force Base, of the few Blue Angels who my job was to show people the ability Panama, Maj. Ken Switzer, a performed overseas, flying in a of today's military," he said. "Out here pilot for the Montana Air Russian air show in 1993. it's great to know something positive is National Guard's 120th Fighter "It was the first time the happening from what you are doing." Wing based in Great Falls, Angels performed overseas in During his annual training, Switzer jockeyed his plane as part of about 20 years, and it might be flew some difficult missions, someoperation "Coronet Nightanother 20 years before it times at low altitude wearing night hawk." happens again," Switzer said. vision. With a call sign like "Thumper" During his annual training, Although his military career as he is known to his wing mates, Switzer's mission was to help Maj. Ken Switzer said he really cares about this seems staggering in the amount Switzer has more than earned the slow the flow of illegal drug mission, and you can see it in his performance. of his accomplishments in short respect of his peers. smuggling. Even though he has time, Switzer keeps it all in "He is the most enthusiastic person flown hundreds of white-knuckled of annual training. From Panama, the perspective. I've ever met," said Montana Air hours as a Blue Angel, Switzer said he units fly fighter-interceptor operations "A lot of young people look at me National Guard Lt. Col. Brad was excited about his assignment in over the skies of Central and South and say 'you really must have been Livingstone, acting commander of the Panama that possibly will shield future America and the Caribbean. More something growing up,' and I tell them 120th Fighter Wing. "He really cares generations from the use of illegal specifically, their mission is to I was a regular kid just like everybody about this mission, and you can see it narcotics. scramble the fighter aircraft to visually else, but I worked hard in school and in his performance. His flying skills "I have three children of my own," identify and monitor aircraft suspected stayed away from drugs," he said. and experience, as well as his preparahe said. "And I'm proud to be a part of of smuggling drugs. After his final season with the Blue tion, are second to none." this large team that will hopefully Since the mid-1980s, Coronet Angels in 1993, Switzer moved back Other airmen echoed similar praise. protect America's future." Nighthawk is still an ongoing fighter home to Montana to spend more time "He's a hard worker and a great study," On average, the Air Guard or operation staffed by rotations of with his family. added Lt. Col. Mark Meyer, squadron Reserve units like Switzer's deploy Air National Guard and U.S. Air "My major goal is to be a good pilot and former commander of the four to six F-15 "Eagles," pilots, Force Reserve units flying to father and husband," Switzer said. "I'm 186th Fighter Squadron. "It's definitely support personnel and equipment to the Howard Air Force Base, Panama, a civilian and a guardsman because that good to have someone like him on Panama-based air base for two weeks from their bases in the United enables me to perform that mission." your wing." BASH -Taking the program to a new level by Capt. Michael L. Murk for me, the wing BASH program needs to be personal 24th Wing Public Affairs Office for our entire community to prevent anything like the Bird migration time HOWARD AFB -The Air Force-wide Bird Air Elmendorf crash from ever happening at Howard Air Strike Hazard Abatement Program is serious busiForce Base." by 2nd Lt. Neil Taylor ness -something the Air Force, 24th Wing leaderThe Air Force-wide Bird Air Strike Hazard abate24th Operations SupportSquadron ship and the Wing Safety ment program is now HOWARD AFB -The upcoming bird migraOffice is telling the being taken to even tion period is upon us. Twice a year, climatic Howard community in a Wing safety's BASH involves more aggressively to conditions cause millions of birds to seek series of mandatory the next level. fairer weather. For many birds, the path for briefings. The goal is to an aggressive whole situation apBird strikes are seriwarmer weather passes directly over the narrow involve everyone: active proach to bird control that uses:, ous business: According isthmus of Panama. The spring migration period duty, Guard and Reserve; to statistics from the Inwill commence Sunday and will last until April TDY and permanent pyrotechnics, grounds keeping, ternational Civil Avia25. This migration period has severe implicaparty; military, civilians, drainage, close cooperation with tion Organization, there tions for aircraft using Howard Air Force Base. and family members. For .were more than 25,000 How does this affect Howard Air Force Maj. Mike Drake, 24th Panamanian officials from the: bird strikes involving Base? With millions of birds in transition Wing chief of safety, Health Ministry civil aircraft between through the vicinity, the chances for a bird/airBASH is personas .* Civil Aeronautic Commis198 antd 1992, with 70 craft strike are increased dramatically. While servsg as the percent involving lage The danger level posed to the Howard comChiefAWACS instructor sion jet aircraft. munity is enormous. One single bird can depilot at Tinker Air Force City of Veracruz theyFo the 4t Wing y an aircraft engine. The ramification of Base, Okla., one of his cyaeVR ei. stroy narrf nie h aiiaino last students was Capt. Recently, a combined such an event would be catastrophic. Planes Bradley W. Paakola, coAir Combat Command/ have crashed and lives have been lost due to pilot, from Zion, Ill. Paakola, the mission co-pilot, Air Force Safety Center staff assistance visit conbird/aircraft strikes. was at the controls during the takeoff of Yukla 27, cluded that Howard has "one of the most serious bird At Howard, we are doing our best to combat an E-3B Sentry Airborne Warning and Control Sysproblems that an aviator can face anywhere in the world this situation. BASH (Bird Aircraft Strike Haztem departing Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, onSept. 22, .Despite one the top BASH programs in the comard) awareness is up. A mandatory BASH edu1995. According to investigators, a flock of Canamand, Howard presents the highest year-round bird cational forum took place in mid-February in dian geese struck the aircraft as it was taking off. threat, if not in the U.S. Air Force, certainly in ACC." the Base Theater. On the flightline, men known Several geese were ingested into the number one Wing safety's BASH involves an aggressive whole as "Birdmen" patrol the flightline daily to disand two engines, which then failed, causing the plane situation approach to bird control that uses pyrotechperse birds. to crash into a wooded area about a mile from the nics, grounds keeping, drainage and close cooperation How can you help in our efforts? The first base. It was the voice of Paakola on the recovered with Panamanian officials from the: thing you can do is keep Howard clean, especockpit voice recorder/air traffic control tapes that Health Ministry cially the area around the flightline. Many of the audience in the Howard base theater heard during Civil Aeronautic Commission these birds are simply searching for food. the screening of "BASH Hazard," which is one of + City of Veracruz Second, you can help by reporting bird activtwo movies shown illustrating the dangerous outWhile wing safety officials have an aggressive proity. If you see birds on the flightline area or if comes of bird-aircraft impact. The movie also gram in place, wing officials are calling on the general you see groups of more than five large or 15 showed a computer re-enactment of the Yakla 27 base population, military, civilian, families, contractors small birds heading toward that area, please call crash that killed all 24 aircrew members on board. and TDY personnel, to be the added "eyes" in key areas the hotline: 284-GULL. This phone line is "He was a good pilot with tremendous potential. around the flightline. Call 284-GULL (284-4855) to remanned 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That's the image I'll always have of him," rememport bird flocks that have reached "critical mass." Let's have a safe migration period. bers Drake. "But while that accident was personal

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6 Tropic Times March 20, 1998 74 o~ 44C01 i story and photos by Sgt. Paul Bouchard editor, Tropic Times FORT CLAYTON -Fort Clayton's Jarman Field converted from a baseball diamond to a community fair March 12-16 for the annual DCA Fair. The fair, which was open to the public, featured numerous booths, live music, rides and a whole range of ethnic cuisine. "We do the fair every year to give the community something different to do," said Ricardo Alvarado, the fair's director. "It's fun for the whole family. It's our (DCA) way of saying thanks to the community, and it's also a way to establish friendships between Panamanians and Americans." The fair goes back at least 15 years according to Alvarado. This year's fair featured: rides, such as the Hurricane, Kamikaze, bumper cars and the Worm; game booths such as putt-putt golf, ring toss, a dunking booth, a paintball, bottle throws and darts; and food booths featuring Panamanian, American, Korean, Chinese and Mexican cuisine along with shish kebabs, pizza, ice cream, popcom and home baked pastries. C yrd 6 Chidren have numerous Alvarado's assistant, Maziel Abrego, said much planning and hard work go into the preparation of this annual event. "We start planning for it around December and we get a lot of support from various activities on post," she said. The fair's organizational sponsor was the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers while the corporate sponsor was AT &T. "AT &T is in its third consecutive year of sponsoring this event," said Suzette Rubet, an AT & T representative. "We're a proud community sponsor of military events, and this is one way for us to thank people for their patronage The Kamikaze is a favorite among the bold and daring. The giant turtle made many friends during the fair, including 2-and-a-half year old Shannon Beddo. T Brandon Kenne, 9, tries his luck in the softball DCA Fair, held March 12-16, featured numerous booths, live music, rides and a whole range of ethn toss. cuisine. The five-day event was open to the public.

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Tropic Times P7 March 20, 1998 I AUSA Winners ThankYou The 1998 DCA Fair director and its committee Ticket # Name would like to thank all the units and organizations involved in making this year's DCA Fair a great \1076 Paul Woodrow success. We would like to express our thanks to: the 1898 Darron Gonsalves Directorate of Engineering and Housing, the Director3839 Mario Bilbao ate of Logistics, Theater Support Brigade, USAF 2796 Christopher Donahue Public Health, the Public Affairs Office, Southern S1942 Joe Madison Command Network, Tropic Times, all the divisions within DCA, specifically the Financial, Procurement 2742 Farid Ghafelpour and Marketing divisions, as well as the Valent Recre*1051 *Name illegible. action Center, the supply warehouse, Army Community Please contact the Services, the Horoko Golf Club, the 56th Signal Battalion, the Safety Office and the Law Enforcement Public Affairs Office at Activity. To all of you and the entire community who in 288-3133. one way or another made this year's fair possible, Thank You. Ricardo Alvarado rides to choose from at the DCA Fair. DCA Fair director AVA 0 The annual DCA Fair offers something for everyThe 79th Army Band performed various favorites for spectators on Saturday and Monday evenings. one. S Various organizations, activities and vendors had booths for visitors to browser* j e through. Rides such as The Worm were a favorite with the kids. c

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Tropic TimesBr e l 8 me~sBriefly March 20, 1998 All flights listed are subject to change because of cancellations, additions or priority mission Trendsetter meeting requirements. Check with the PassengerService Section for updated information on flights by calling 284The 245th Support Battalion "Trendsetter" Dining 430613608. Facility is holding a monthly dining facility council meeting at 9:30 am. today in Building 201, Fort Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Clayton. Everyone is welcome to attend and express 5:40 a.m. 7:10 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 5:40 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 6:40 a.m. their opinions and concerns. For more information call C-130 C-141 B-727 C-130 B-727 C-5A C-130 285-5676. Peterson AFB, Charleston Atlanta IAP, San Salvador, Atlanta IAP, Soto Cano Soto Cano Co. AFB, S.C.; Ga. (C); El Salvador Ga. (C); AB, Honduras AB, Honduras Air Force Aid grants Memphis, Charleston (V, CC); Soto Charleston (CC); (CC); Applications for Air Force Aid Society educational Tenn. IAP, S.C. .oC; IAP, S.C. aBs.C. grants for academic school year 1998 -1999 are available Knrs AFB, at the Family Support Center. Children of active duty and 8:05 a.m. Texas retirees that will attend college full-time may stop by Ca1s1 the FSC to pickup an application. The application deadaBs.C. line is today. AFS. lineis tday.Jackson, Miss. Logistics course 12:40 p.m. Innovative Logistics is holding a unit level logistics Soto Cano AB, systems course 8 a.m. daily Monday -April 3 on the 4th H-nura Floor of Building 519, Fort Clayton. Military must be in f (C,CC) duty uniform. For more information call 288-7351. R&P division update A-Active duty only US-U.S. passport O-Overnight C-Commercial Contract V-Visa M-Medevac CC-Country Clearance The Recruitment and Placement Division of the Directorate of Civilian Personnel is open for minimal serTravel tips vices Monday -Wednesday to allow staff members to participate in an on-site training course. The Job InforCome May 1, the "Freedom Bird" returns to its weekend arrival/departure schedule -arriving Fridays mation Center will be open and limited staff will be and Sundays, and departing Saturdays and Mondays. available to handle urgent requests. Please make plans to obtain services from the R&P division prior to or following these dates. For any emergencies, call the diviAnnouncem cents sion at 285-5166. Power outage scheduled on station March 1 or later will be eligible to apply for A power outage takes place 7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Pre-separation briefing OTEIP regardless ofAFSC. For more information, call 284Tuesday at Burger King, Popeye's and the Laundromat A Pre-separation briefing takes place I p.m. April 3 in 3057. on Fort Clayton. These interruptions are necessary due Building 520, Fort Clayton. All personnel being separated to maintenance and repairs. within the next 120 days are encouraged to attend. For more Military clothing sales moved information, call 288-6313/4155. The Military Clothing Sales Store has relocated to the AAFES IG visits Shoe Department in the Corozal Main Exchange. For more An Army Air Force Exchange services inspection Closed for inventory information, call 285-4121/4133. team is holding a management inspection 2:25 -3:25 p.m. The TEAMS Supply Activity will close for a wall-toThursday at the 24th Wing Conference Room, Building wall inventory April 13 -17. The deadline for submitting Annual leave donations 703 on Howard AFB, 12:55 -1:55 p.m. Wednesday at supply requests is April 8. For more information, call Sgt. Annual leave donations are currently being accepted the Valent Recreation Center on Fort Clayton and I st Class Joseph La Tour at 284-5256. from civilian employees for David C. Reilly, deputy chief of Thursday on Fort Sherman. They will assess the effecstaff Resource Management, Management Support Division. tiveness in supporting soldiers and airmen, their families Rodman ammo point closed If interested in donating annual leave to this employee, go to and other authorized patrons. The 24th Support Group The Rodman Ammunition Supply Point is closed for inCivilian Personnel, Room 201, Building 560, Corozal to requests support in ensuring a representative sample of ventory during the week of April 13 -17. All units with pick up an application, or call Vedette Mahon at 285-4246. customers are made available for a customer satisfaction scheduled training for this period need to contact the ASP to forum Thursday. The AAFES Inspector General would reschedule their issue/turn-in dates. Also, customer units are Passports and visas like an audience which includes customer groups such as required to maintain updated access rosters and their DA When planning TDYs, keep in mind that you need a passofficer, NCO and Enlisted Wives Club members, unit Form 1687. Units cannot access the ASP if these documents port and visa. For more information, call 284-3903. representatives, and retirees. The AAFES general manare not updated. In addition, units are reminded to submit ager will be available to answer questions or discuss any DA Form 581 s for ammunition transactions no later than 72 Volunteers are out there topics that may arise. To let organizers know you are (duty day) hours prior to issues and turn-ins. Late requests The Family Support Center Volunteer Resource Program attending on Howard, call 284-6500. may require a unit site fund code to cover the contractor's provides an avenue for volunteer opportunities that is benovertime. Operating hours are 7 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Monday -eficial to both the volunteer and the organization receiving Free course Friday. For more information call 283-5806/5642. volunteer assistance. For more information, call Liza A free course, How to Study and How to Test, runs Fearon at 284-5650. 1 -4 p.m. March 25 -26 at the Howard Base Education Supplemental promotion board Center. For more information, call 284-4863. The next E-8/F-9 supplemental promotion board is AMEX reservations scheduled for May 4. In addition, a suspense for receipt of American Express has a new policy. Any time a guest Promotion/induction ceremony supplemental request of April 3 has been established to alguarantees a reservation with an AMEX card number and This month's Team Howard Monthly Enlisted Prolow suLfficient time for pre-board preparation. People fails to cancel or show up, the individual making the resermotion and Induction Ceremony begins 2:30 p.m. should contact their commanders support staff if they have vation can he billed $10 to $25 per person in the party. ResMarch 31 in the Wing Events Center. Personnel being questions concerning this supplemental promotion board. taurants can decide how much the no-show fee will be based promoted E-I through E-9 will be recognized. on their menu prices. The penalty can't exceed $25 per perChief warrant officer board son or a maximum of$300. These fees are not reimbursable AF Assistance Fund campaign A selection board convenes May 12 to consider eligible to the TDY traveler. For more information, call 284-5046. The 1998 Air Force Aid Fund campaign runs until clief warrant officers on the active duty list for promotion March 31. In support of this worthy cause, the Air to CW3, CW4 and CW5. Zones of consideration are for all Retainability for PCS assignments Force requests all fund-raising efforts during this time be aviator warrant officers with the following MOSs 152B, Enlisted Air Force members who wish to receive a PCS directed towards making the AFAF drive a success. 152C, 152D, 152F, 152G, 153A, 154C, 155A, 155D and assignment must have one year retainability or they will not Organizers request that each unit appoint a unit repre155E. Zones of consideration for all technical services warreceive an assignment. Individuals need to re-enlist or exsentative and forward their name, office symbol and telerant officer MOSs including Aviation MOS 151 A. Warrant tend their date of separation before their DEROS. If the. phone number to the installation project officer immediofficers with less than two years time in grade while serving member does not extend by the tenth month before their ately. The four official Air Force charities will be benon active duty as of May 12 are not eligible for considerDEROS they will have to sign a declination statement which efitted: the Air Force Air Society, Air Force Enlisted ation. For more information call the Officer Records Section makes second term and career airman ineligible for re-enlistWidows' Home Foundation, Air Force Village Indigent at 288-4656/4321. ment and promotion. For more information, call 284-3903. Widows' Fund, and the LeMay Foundation Indigent Widows' Fund. For more information, call 284-5407/ Captain selection board Translator needed 6363. A selection board convenes June 2 to consider Army first The I-oward Chapel is looking for an English/Spanish lieutenants for promotion to captain. Officers eligible for contranslator-interpreter for counseling sessions 8 a.m. -noon Citizenship classes sideration have the following active duty dates of rank: Sept. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The contractor will The Fort Clayton Education Center is teaching citi30, 1996 and earlier; Oct. 1, 1996 and Sept. 30, 1997. To be also need to translate various documents. The vendor must zenship classes in English to bilingual ID card holders 3 eligible for consideration, all mandatory or optional OERs must possess a valid license issued by the Panama Ministry of -4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays March 31 -April 23 he received, error free, in the Evaluation Reports Branch, Government and Justice. If interested in applying for this at the Learning Resource Center. For more information, U.S. Personnel Command, no later than May 26. For more position, call Senior Airman Kevin Searles at 284-5550/ call 288-9292/9286. information call 288-4656/432 1. 4397. GT improvement Tour extension program update Chief positions available The Fort Clayton Education Center is offering a GF Personnel currently serving on a 36/24 month tour are The following chief master sergeant positions are availimprovement class 9 a.m. -noon Monday -Friday not eligible for the Overseis T'our I xtemsion Incentive Proable: Senior enlisted adviser at the Air Force Flight Test March 31 -April 23 at the Learning Resource Center. grai unless they hold a critical/overseas imbalance Air Center, Edwards AFB, Calif; and vice president for student For more information, call 288-9292/9286. Force Specialty Code as identified in the personnel dai sysrelations. Community College of the Air Force, with a report S telm. Eiilisted personnel serving a 12 1momth tour who arrived date of Sept. 30. For more information, call 284-3508.

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Sp orts March 20, 1998 Fort Clayton, Howard Air Force Base and Rodman Naval Station Panama Canal, Republic of Panama Page 9 Serving the Joint Community Srsr Rumble in the Jungle Air Force Lunch time bowling specials are Rodman Naval Station hosts St. Patrick's Day Boxing Smoker available I I a.m. -1:30 p.m. Mondays -Fridays at the center. Effective immediately, the new aerobic class schedule is 9 -10 a.m. and 4:45 -5:45 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. An organizational meeting for the 1998 Intramural Flag Football League takes place 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Howard Fitness and Sports Center. Letter of intents must be turned in by this date. For more information, call 284-3451/5671. A 36-hole, individual stroke play event takes place 7 a.m. March 28 at Horoko. Register by March 25. For more information, call 283-6323. Army's Alexander Roa Ramos won this bout against Navy's Randy Messersmith. The two boxers duked it out at the St. Patrick's Day Boxing Smoker March 13 infront of a crowd of 900 spectators. Army story and photos ing after him. key to victory. The Directorate of Community by Tina Summerton This was Kolb's first fight, and he "You only live once," he said. "One of Activities Sports Office is located in Tropic Times staff said there was no better way to vent frusmy soldiers motivated me into it." Building 519, Fort Clayton. For inRODMAN NS -Twenty-six boxers tration and that he would -Johnson was thankful formation about Army sporting squared off Saturday in the St. Patrick's fight again in a heartbeat. no one got hurt. events, call 288-520 1. Day Boxing Smoker and what a smoker it Rudy Moreno was ready "I'm glad the guy I The entry deadline for Women's was. to go for the fourth bout. "I fought was an amateur like Volleyball is Tuesday. For more inAn estimated crowd of 900 spectators promised all the Panamanian me. I would fight again, but formation, call 288-4050. filled the bleachers of a softball field to civilians at work that I would next time I will be better preAerobic instruction is available watch military members go at it for three knock my opponent out in pared," he said. at Reeder Fitness Center. rounds. the first round," he said. He In the 10th bout According to Maurice Conerly, athdid just that, registering a heavyweight Dan Sigmond Mom and Dad, get ready for a letic director at Rodman and the person technical knock out one took roughly one minute to tough Parent/Tot PT class 9 -9:50 in charge of the event, this marks the minute into the fight. defeat his opponent. a.m. Tuesdays at Building 155, Fort fourth year the Navy Morale, Welfare Moreno had been training Sigmond, one of the more exClayton. and Recreation Office sponsors the Boxheavily for the previously perienced fighters, boxed for Bowling leagues meet Thursday ing Smoker. The event, which was free to scheduled Holiday Boxing Smoker. But three years at the Air Force Academy and Friday evenings at the Clayton the public, was sanctioned by the U.S. the event was canceled at the last and had Shawn Gradney, an NCBA NaBowling Center. The center also ofBoxing Federation. The rounds were minute due to a lack of competitors registional Champion, help him prepare. fers birthday specials for kiddies. two-minute rounds and each boxer wore tering to fight. More than a little discourSigmond took two-and-a-half months For more information, call 288-5460. 16-ounce gloves, Conerly said. aged and expecting a similar outcome, and dropped 20 pounds to prepare for Reeder Physical Fitness Center In the second match, Clayton Kolb Moreno did not train as hard for the St. this fight. He said he was encouraged by now offers therapeutic massage. came out fighting with an impressive left Patrick's Day Smoker. Despite this, he his co-workers to participate in the comAcupressure, Shiat-su, Relfexology, jab that often scored against his oppocaine out victorious with a first round petition. Aromatherapy, manual lymphatic nent Paul McCrathy. knock out. "I'm a little disappointed," he said. massage therapy, and neuro-musKolb won the match and said the key Charlton Johnson was the winner of "When a fight only lasts about one cular therapy is provided by to his victory was not backing down the eighth bout, defeating his opponent minute you can't show your skillsand Giovanni Chacon. Swedish, Esalim from McCrathy. He said once he saw his by decision. Johnson's height and reach all the preparation and experiences it deep muscle, and neuro-muscular opponent's nose bleed, he just kept goadvantage over his opponent was his takes to master the sport of boxing." massages are provided by Gary Stump. For reservations, call 2884713/7861. eam rolls to top at Howard lanes story and photo by Tech. Sgt. Rick Burnham team, the 24th Communications Navy 24th Wing Public Affairs Office Squadron, the 24th Supply HOWARD AFB -Perhaps it's only fitting for a unit that Squadron's A team, the 24th Civil EnGym hours are 5:30 a.m. -9 p.m. spends all day finely tuning machines to perform this way. gineer Squadron and the 24th SerMondays -Fridays and 10 a.m. -6 Opponents drop like 10th pins, kicked out with relative ease. vices Squadron, had posted more p.m. holidays. For information about Records meant to be broken, are obliterated. A winning perthan 100 wins as of March 13. The Navy sports, call 283-4332/3040. centage hovers at 80 percent. 640th's 136-56 record stands as the After a mean workout, drop by For the 24th Maintenance Squadron's A team of the Howard best of those, second only to MXS A. for a refreshing frozen fruit drink Intramural Bowling League, "finely tuned" has taken on a The playoffs will feature the top or a healthy salad at the Health Bar, whole new meaning. four teams in both the Monday and Building 73. The five man team, sporting a gaudy 160-40 season record, Tuesday night bowling divisions. Sign up today for Back 2 Basics, has all but wrapped up first place in the Tuesday Night Divi"Any of the top four teams from a self-paced fitness program. You sion of the league, and appears primed to make a lengthy run Monday or Tuesday could make a James "Harley" choose your sport. through the eight-team playoff tournament, scheduled for the run," he said, "but I predict it will be Davidson bowled If that sun is just way too hot for first week of May. us and the 640th Air Mobility Support a perfect 300. Coach Bob Walker said his team's success this year has Squadron's A team." you, drop by the Rodman Pool for a been no mystery. If past seasons are any indication, that may be a safe bet. swim. Pool passes and Port of Call "Consistency and having the same five bowlers every MXS A took the base championship during the 1995-96 seaShip Pool Passes are available. For week," he said. "Some of the teams in the league have had son, while the 640th AMSS A team captured it last year. more information, call 283-4253/3858. problems fielding a team for 32 weeks. We've managed to do it, Mike Latham of the 640th sees it the same way, and gives and to have the same guys here, week-in, week-out. It has paid MXS a slight edge because of Davidson and Walker. Local off." "If we lose it, it will be because of those two guys," he While MXS A has come together well in '98 and stands said. The 45th annual Boy Scouts of head and shoulder above the rest of the field, several teams Chances are it will take an extraordinary effort to unseat America Ocean-to-Ocean Cayuco could make their presence felt in the playoffs, Walker said. Six MXS or the 640th as cream of the crop among Howard intraRace takes place April 3 -5. teams, including the 640th Air Mobility Support Squadron's A mural bowlers. To get there, they'll have to be finely tuned.

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1O Tropic Times Sports March20, 1998 THE MISCONCEPTION TAKES THE CUP! story and photos by Marti Ostrander USARSO Public Affairs Office GAMBOA -It was a close race in all four categories. While the crowd cheered, more than 10 boats in each class -male, female, coed and open -fought for a medal. Only three boats in each category got one, yet they are all winners, for all did great times on a sprint stretch that leaves arms aching, head spinning and legs cramping most of the time. -N It's intense. It's fast. And for those who have done it, it's the greatest feeling just to pass the green buoy and get it over with, win or lose. Since it's such a short race, all boats are close by, competing side by side, next to each other. The steerers (the ones in the back seat) concentrate on not crashing against the other boats; the pacers (the ones in the first seat) need to set the rhythm to win; the other two have to paddle hard to win. Although no records were broken (that has a lot to do with weather conditions), each year the highlight is who gets the best time, for that crew wins the Gamboa Cup. The crew of the Misconception -better known as the "Mis" and trained by Jay Gibson -get to take it home this year, since they made the best time overall: 2 minutes, five seconds and 16 one'hunThe girls from the dredths of a second. They were followed by the guys Deception, Allison from the Defiance, and in third place came the Rapid Doubek, Dee Transit, with only a six-second difference. The Due Bishop, Kelly Dillon Process had qualified for the finals also, but were disand Katie Williams, qualified for going out of their lane. winners of the In the female category, the race for first place female category, started in the semifinals. In the first heat, the Deceppaddle their hardtion beat the Aloost by less than a second, while the est to beat the crowd went nuts and cheers for both boats gave most Almost. Left, the winners of the Gamboa Cup, the Misconception, get ready to start their final race. The crew is formed by Chris Gibson, David Lopez, David Chase and Gabriel Prieto. people a sore throat. In the second heat, the race was place went to the Mr. Most, with a total time of 2 minbetween the Lone Star and Jungle Crews, with a difutes, 45 seconds. ference of six seconds. The four boats passed on to In the open category, where, as the name says, the final race, where the Deception beat the Almost everyone over 14 years old can race, Red Ed surs by half a second, followed three seconds later by prised everyone by having one of the fastest times in Jungle Crews. the first heat. The crew consisted of the "Huff' clan: The coed category was dominated by two boats: Dennis, William and Leonard Huff and Robert Boyer. Sthe Sudden Impact, paddled by Carlos Morales, Yet the race for the finals was so close that between .Cambry Sanchez, Alejandro Gutierrez and Thomas Red Ed and the other two boats -the High Anxiety, Page that won with a time of2:21:03, and the Spontasecond place, and the Rapid Transit, third -there nots Combustion, that came in only three seconds was less than one second of difference. Keyla Vasquez (left) and Karis Rebollon get later. In the final race, Delfin came in third but was In all, the crowd cheered and had a good time. ready to put their boat, Delfin, in the water. disqualified for going outside the buoy, so third And most crews left with a good feeling of who their competition is going to be for the big Ocean to Ocean race, that will take place April 3, 4 and 5. Good luck to all! Adriana Alfaro, 10, (front) and Nicole Marie Oiler, 9, practice for when their time comes to paddle The Lone Star girls share the victory in the first in the Ocean-to-Ocean Cayuco Race. heat.

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Trop ic Times -* SportsMarch20,1998 IL Fort Clayton hosts three-sport tourney story and photos by Sgt. Paul Bouchard editor, Tropic Times FORT CLAYTON -The Directorate of Community Activities sponsored an invitational sports tournament featuring three sports at Fort Clayton's Reeder Gym and Cloverleaf Field Saturday and Sunday in the annual St. Patrick's Day Sports Tournament. "This tournament goes back to 1988," said Gamie Powell, Reeder Gym's manager and the person in charge of the tournament. "We used to have it at Fort Davis, but when that shut down we started hosting the event at (Fort) Clayton." Powell said the tournament was scheduled to have five sports -(volleyball, basketball, softball, racquetball and soccer), but due to low participation, racquetball and soccer were canceled. The tournament was open to all active component military members, their dependents, Department of Defense employees, Panama Canal Commission employees and invited guests. There were no entrance fees for teams to pay and trophies were awarded to the top two teams (and their members) in each sport. 245th Support Bn. wins volleyball The 245th Support Battalion volleyball team edged out Los Barcadi 8-15, 15-7, 17-15 to take first place in volleyball. Old School point guard Darrel Baker attempts to penetrate the lane in the championship game "We had a problem with setting and serves in the against the Rebels. Baker, who hit some key three-pointers, was instrumental in his team's 51-37 first game," said Ben Hur Santa of the 245th team. "We victory. Baker normally plays power forward, but said he didn't mind playing both guard positions were using a 4-2 formation in the first game. Then we because that's where his team needed him to win the tournament. switched to a 5-1 setting where you have one setter and five strikers." The victorious team came out in a 2-3 zone and verleaf Field turned into a launching pad as Wilkie's Ben Hur Santa said the 5-1 setting left their best then switched to a man-to-man defense. Warriors outblasted the Brew Crew 21 to 11. striker, Jose Colon, in the key striker position which They led by 13 in the first half, but the Rebels cut the The Warriors cranked seven homers, three by left helped them rack up points. Another key striker for lead down to seven. In the final 10 minutes it came fielder Scott Weaver, two by shortstop George Smith the winning team was Terence Albino. down to which team was hitting more three-pointers. and one each by right fielder Ken Wampler and first Los Barcadi was led by their captain and key striker "Darrell Baker hit some key shots for us and his baseman Woody Vines. Julio Torres, and also by Miguel Rodriquez. breakthrough and penetration of their defense set us "This team has been playing together for about up for some buckets down low," Burroughs said. seven years; some players have been playing together Old School dominates in basketball Baker, the number two guard for Old School, said he for 10 years," said Wilkie's Warriors coach Wilkie In basketball action, the team named Old School normally plays power forward, but "playing both point Wilkinson. "We have a number of guys who can hit it played a fast tempo style and hit key three-pointers to guard and shooting guard was where the team needed out." defeat the Rebels 51-37. mie most for the championship win." For their part, the Brew Crew hit six homers, four "We like to control the flow of the game. That's towering shots by left center fielder Rodney Brown, a what we had to do and that's what we did out there toHome run derby in softball three-run home run by left fielder Reggie Cook and a day," said Old School coach Thomas Burroughs. With the help of steady winds Fort Clayton's Clotwo-run homer by right fielder Roy Martinez. Brew Crew pitcher Mike Aumack takes a few warmup pitches before the start of the championship game against Wilkie's Warriors. Aumack settled down in the second inning, but gave up this firstinning home run to Warrior right fielder Kenneth Wampler (right). "-Jose Colon, playing for the 245th SupTeam Rosters port Battalion, goes Volleyball Softball up for one of his mayspikes against 1tPlc2nPle1sPae many spikes int 245th Support Bn. Los Barcadi Wilkie's Warriors Los Barcadi in the Patoriea Duarte Axel Alameda Ernie Holland Scott Weaver championship Jose Colon Julio Torres Walt Lund Woody Vines volleyball match. Victor Mojica Jorge Chabrier George Smith Eric Garret After losing the first Ben Hur Santa Miguel Rodriguez Grant Biggs Mike Schrick game, the 245th Terence Albino Deon Green Rodrick Vargas Dicky Bacot changed from a 4-2 Jimmy Wiley Jorge Millet John Venner Ray Shafer to a 5-1 formation Basketball Kenneth Wampler Eric Holland N 7--! allowing for one 1st Place 2nd Place Coach: Herman Wilkinson setter and five Old School Rebels 2nd Place strikers. Colon was LaMart Harvey Brian Ulmer Brew Crew Keith Nash Greg Parker Mike Aumack Chewy Robbins placed in the key Eric Galloway Mike Gambill Pat Coghlan Reggie Cook number four striker Derrick Curtis Bernon Mills Johnny Sears Rodney Brown position which Robert Coleman Vincent Henderson Roy Martinez Marcus Coats changed the tempo Tommy Jones Kevin McWashington Dave Asencio Robby Harris of the game. The Tim Harris Elvis Taylor 245th won the Louis McCoy George Thomas Congratulations ma5th w-1n 17 Darrel Baker Dave Self match 8-15, 15-7, Clinton Wallace Andre Pierce to all teams Todd Bunnenberg Coach: Robert Coach: Thomas Marshall nd atlet Burroughs

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2 Tropic Times March 20, 1998 News Haines: From the ground up ACC logistics chief on fact-finding mission of Howard's key issues by Tech. Sgt. Rick Burnham 24th Wing Public Affairs Office "They had the natural HOWARD AFB -During his first I've enCOunvisit to Howard Air Force Base since c ern I've ency unbecoming the chief of logistics for Air termed almost everywhere Combat Command, Maj. Gen. Dennis G. I've been. 'What's the fuHaines set out to determine what the y Logistics Group issues are in Panama, ture of my career field?' from the ground up. 'We've heard a lot about In a little less than two days at t rcing and priH oward, hie met with a group of young ououn nd pi Ho dhe mt wth agro f ovatization. What does airmen from the 24th Logistics Groupvaiton Whtde and visited numerous LG facilities that mean? Will there be around the installation. He received briefings from 24th Wing and Joint Ina job for me?"' teragency Task Force -South officials, Maj. Gen. Dennis G. Haines and he provided the speech at the Prochief of logistics for Air Combat fessional Providers Banquet. Command, discussing young J. AF troops' concerns during a Mission accomplished recent Howard AFB visit. MWsson'tv ac lomp ofshed peoi "We don't have a lot of people on the # tive, particularly as they get more sestaff at ACC who have been to Panama, nior." and who have a great understanding of The general added that those officers what the issues are," he said shortly af'and airmen at the 24th Wing and its deter arriving. tachments in South and Central America "I'm here to find out what those iscapt. Michael Murk (Air Force) have challenges unlike any others in Air sues are, from the ground up. I just want Combat Command. to make sure my staff is supporting the Maj. Gen. Dennis G. Haines, left, is greeted by Tech. Sgt. Gary W. DeVault, "They have some unique challenges, efforts the best we cats and that we unthe 1997 NCO of the Year, during his recent Howard AFB visit. facing both a continuing and important derstand those issues. I have set aside a about outsourcing and privatization. LG, the general said. mission and at the same time having to full day of meeting people and talking to What does that mean? Will there be a He added that ACC/LG has a formal plan for an eventual closedown in Delogisticians and seeing what the issues job for me?' plan to make it happen. cember, 1999. Everything I've seen inare," he said. "My answer has always been that we "We have a formal cross-training dicates LG people in Panama are atThe general began by having breakhave based our force size on our combat program between the various logistics tacking their jobs with great professionfast with a group of airmen from Transtaskings," he said. specialties," he said. "We're looking for alism. From a standpoint of doing the portation, Maintenance, Supply, Cots"We've made sure that those career them to gain breadth and vision and job, you can't tell that this is a base that tracting and the Logistics Support Flight fields will be large enough to allow ts more of a broad-scope look at logistics. is scheduled for closure in two years, at the base chapel. to go do the job that we're called on to "We've established the cross-training and that's exactly the way we should be He called the meeting a success, adddo if we're called on to do it. program to encourage that broadening attacking it. We have an extremely iming that Howard's young LG troops have "Career fields remain vital. We're within the career field and among career portant mission here, one that demands the same concerns other airmen do going to need professional, hard-workfields. our very best dedication and support," he around ACC. ing, dedicated people in our Air Force to "We want them to become experts in said. "They had the natural concerns I've do that job as long as we're going to do their career fields first, and look for "From what I've seen, we're giving it encountered almost everywhere I've it," he added. breadth second. We think a broader ofjust that. I'd like to thank all the LG probeen," he said. "'What's the future of The development of young officers, ficer with more understanding of the tofessionals in Panama for the great job my career field?' 'We've heard a lot like young enlisted troops, is vital to tal logistics picture is much more effecthey're doing." Vehicle Regsrtion U.A td Forces employees residing on the Pacific side and whose privately owned vehicles d at Colon may purchase their 1998 stickers in Building 167 Fort Clayton, 8:30 a.m. 3 p.m. March 27.Owners must send a copy of their 1998 inspection document (Revisado), to FAX #288-6149, no later than Wednesday. Requirements to purchase stickers/plates are: 1997 vehicle registration. document (recibo de places), 1998 inspection (revisado) document, bilingual I.D. card, Panamanian Vehicle Title (registro tinico vehicular) and cash. Pacific registration Personnel on the Pacific side are reminded that vehicle registration is ongoing at Building 167, Fort Clayton, 8:30 a.m. -3 p.m. Monday -Friday until April 30. Previously, registration depended on the first letter of your last name, but personnel are not complying with this guidance. Therefore, if you have your vehicle inspected, register NOW, regardless of your last name. Vehicle inspections AAFES will continue conducting vehicle int spections in the Pacific community (Building 625Sgt. lst Class Chris Calkius (U.S. Army) G Ancon, PCC motorpool) up until April 17. For t the Atlantic community (Building 5064, Cristobal), COOllnf it the last day for inspections is March 27. After the Jungle training at Fort Sherman is hard work. Just ask Pvt. Juan Valencia who found a difabove dates, vehicles will have to be inspected at ferent use for his canteen March 12 during a quick break. Valencia, assigned to the 10th Mounthe AAFES garage on Fort Clayton. For more intain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y., is adjusting to the huge difference in climates between the tropformation call Melissa Flynn, I-lost Nation Liaison ics here and the cold, cold weather of upstate New York. Law Enforcement Activity, at 288-7275.

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Community Easter musical Special work day The Combined FedCome to the Howard .The Girl Scouts, in eral Campaign is plan-Air Force Base chapel conjunction with the ning an award cerand see the Protestant, 56th Signal Battalion, emony to recognize Catholic and Gospel preare looking for active both units and project sentation of "The Road duty and civilian officers who contribto Jerusalem," an Easter women to mentor Girl uted to the 1997 campaign 11 a.m. March musical extravaganza 7 Scouts for a "Take 30 at Valent Recreation Center. p.m. April 3 -5. your Daughter to Work" March 27. Tropictivities March 20, 1998 Fort Clayton, Howard Air Force Base and Rodman Naval Station Panama Canal, Republic of Panama Page B Serving the Joint Community 7998 d&&eet0 musicians and orchestras from different countries. The National Association of Concerts provided the list of concerts performance set for Panama. One of the world's greatest ensembles, the legendary Mosow Chamber Orchestra, will inaugurate this year's season 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Balboa Theater. The Moscow Chamber Orchestra was created in 1956 by renowned conductor and violinist Rudolf Barshai, who brought together the most talented musicians in Moscow. From their first concert it became obvious that this was an ensemble of the highest artistic and professional standard. Invitations to tour abroad soon brought the orchestra to Europe comtesy and America where the orchestra saw one triumph Moscow Chamber Orchestra. aftr another. Since then, the orchestra has been to the Untied Nations 50th Anniversary celebraartistic achievement between our two great naTpefrmn tew od t T s throWht hewrd. s tions. The success of the Moscow Chamber tions Jimmy Carter, May 8, 1995. Excerpt The New York Times wrote: "What we heard was Orchestra and the unique appointment of San from an address read at the opening concert the peak of perfection .our expectations were so far Francisco born Maestro Constantine Orbelian as of the United Nations 50th Anniversary celebraexceeded that one was left open-mouthed in admiraconductor representing the highest levels of tions. tion." The Moscow Chamber Orchestra has attracted Russia's greatest soloists on their many concert 1 Ce tours. David Oistrakh, Mistislav Rostropovich, 1 9 o ncer eason Leonid Kogan, Yehudi Menuhin, Sviatoslav Richter, Upcoming Vladimir Spivako and Victor Tretyakov graced the MOSCOW CHAMBER ORCHESTRA stages of the world's most prestigious concert halls performances World's greatest (20 musicians) with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. Recording Y March 25 at the Balboa Theater began to appear and receive prizes for their excel8 p.m. at the Huaca Theater in lence. Their complete Mozart Symphonies have become collector's items, and their unrivaled the ATLAPA Convention Center interpretations of the works of Vivaldi, Corelli, Albinoni and Boccherini became legendary. The most important Russian composers began writing music specifically for the Orchestra. Dimitry Shostakovich entrusted the first performance of his 14th Symphony to the Orchestra, saying: "This must be the greatest chamber orchestra in the world." MARKO YL6NEN SAINT PETERSBURG Through these years, the Orchestra has mainfrom Finland STRING QUARTET tained an intensive touring schedule vWith over 80 o d piano) 1996 Grammy Award winner concerts a year throughout Europe, Asia, South May 14 America and Scandinavia and nearly 40 in Russia. Among the Orchestra's credits are performances with such world-renowned musicians as James Galway (flute), Patrick Gallois (flute), Nikolai Gedda (tenor), Susanna Mildonian (harp), Boris Pergamenshchikov (cello), Philipp Hi-irschorn (violin), Ilya Grubert (violin), Araxia Davtian (soprano), Lubov Kazarnovskaya (soprano), Vladimir Krainev (piano), Ewa Podles (contralto) to name Just a few. In May 1955, the MCO Was Russia's cultural ambassador at LERA the 50th anniversary celebrations ol ths United AUERBACH Nations organization in San Francisco. Also. in 1995 LAUREL(Pianist) the Orchestra was the first Russiain orChestra to tour TRIO Aug. 25 South Africa. In 1996 the orltcstra was invited to perform for heads of state att tle World Ecoloiic Forum Annual Meelino Chr ity COnsCt in Swiitzerland. The Orchestra is lways a 1 s IC0lc ouiest in lie 1 iorld's capitals. "Music is a powerful force of tiansformation. It MELIORA WIND QUARTET can open the doors of the heat to the best in us. 1997 concert Artists Guild winiiier and this performance is a wonderful contribution July 13

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J')Tropic TimesNo ie B2 2 8 Notices Afir Force ful churches in Idowntown Panama. MarHorseback Riding to Cermeno ride. Enjoy typical food, rustic sleeping vel at the architecture of the Cathedral, Ranch 8 a.m. -4 p.m. Sunday, $32/$26. accommodations and activities. Not *Howard Community Center: Bahai, St. Carmen and the Church of the An exhilarating ride in the valley of meant for the mild at heart. Call the 284-6161 Golden Altar. Capira, famous for its rolling hills and center for more information. Tours depart from Building 707. Old Panama and Miranlores Locks breathtaking views. Cost includes transOngoing features: Snorkel/divers at Panama Canal Museum and Locks tour 9 a.m. -5 p.m. March 27, $12. Take portation, horses, gear and guides. MiniIsla Grande or Portobelo can be artour I -5 p.m. today, $6. Visit the New a trip back to the 1 600s and see the beaumum of 10 participants. ranged. Call the center for details. Canal Museum in Casco Viejo and tiful architecture of Colonial Panama. Isla Grande snorkeling family trip 8 *DCA Marina: 283-3147 learn about the history of the canal. Visit such historical sites as the French a.m. -7 p.m. Sunday. Visit the beautiful Rodman Marina features ocean Isla Grande Beach tour 7 a.m. -7 Plaza, the National Cathedral, the Church white sand beach, the abundant vegetacharters for a minimum of three perp.m. Saturday, $20 per person. Visit of the Golden Altar and the National tion and colorful fish that live in the coral sons. Fee includes bait, tackle, rods the beautiful white sand beach, the Theatre. From there, visit Old Panama. reefs. and guide. For boating and fishing abundant vegetation and colorful fish Enjoy lunch at a typical Panamanian resEcological canal tour 9:30 am.-5 p.m. there are Boston Whalers, Jon boats that live in the spectacular coral reefs. taurant, then visit the Panama Canal Thursday, $60. Includes a boat ride and canoes. Pontoon boat packages El Valle shopping 7 a.m. -2 p.m. Locks. Bring money for lunch and puralong the Panama Canal and Gatun Lake available for parties or fishing. Also Sunday, $12. Travel by bus to the chases, and don't forget your cameras. and a visit to a Chocoe Indian village. motors, camping equipment, trailers beautiful mountains of El Valle, a Family trip to Corona beach 9 a.m. -Cost includes transportation, barbecue and scuba equipment. Opens 6 a.m. -6 sleepy village in an extinct volcano 4 p.m. March 28, $45 per family. Go to the meal, drinks and a tour guide. p.m. Friday -Monday. basin. Enjoy shopping in the native beach for a fun filled day under the Sit. Army Valent Recreation Center: 288market and purchase handicrafts such Trip inclUdes transportation and lunch. 6500 as soapstone carvings, bateas, bas*Outdoor Recreation: 284-6107 *Outdoor Recreation Center: 288Make early reservations for tours: kets, native fruits, vegetables and Tours depart from Howard Theater. 7355/6453 City tour 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Saturday beautiful tropical plants and flowers. Kayak and barbecue on the Chagres Reservations for outings are under and Wednesday. Panama Museums tour 9 a.m. -3 River 8 a.m. -2 p.m. Saturday, $20. Only way at Building 178, Fort Clayton. La Gaviota Reach Club in Coronado p.m. Wednesday, $9. Visit the Natural for experienced kayak users. Two great outdoor trips are planned March 27. Science, Reina Torres and the New Peacock bass fishing 5 a.m. -2 p.m. for Saturday: Snorkel/diving at Isla Grande 6:30 a.m. Saturday and Canal Museum in Casco Viejo. DisSaturday, $25. Be prepared to catch a Portobelo Saturday and Isla Grande -March 28. cover the culture, art, history, flora boat load of fish while Peacock Bass fishMarch 28, great location on the Atlantic Carlson Wagonlit offers the lowest and fauna of this wonderful country. ing near Arenosa Village on Gatun Lake. coastline. military air fares, hotel, car rental disBring some extra money to pay for the Bring your own fishing gear, lunch and A trip is planned to Cermeio. Don't counts and more. Services also include small entrance fees and enough for refreshments. Transportation, boat with miss this opportunity, special weekday rates at Gorgona lunch. guide, bait, ice and coolers for fish are The Mamoni tradition overnight trip beachfront cabins; Chiva Parrandera Downtown Church tour 9 a.m. -2 provided. Fish cleaning is available at is available. Includes a two-hour drive on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. p.m. Wednesday, $8. Visit the beautithe resort. into Chepo, and a three-hour horseback Call 288-7077. Join 240 Services Lodging tor Air orce submit a letter of request to the 24th Support Group deputy commander at *Howard Community Center: least four working days before the 284-6161 event. The center is located on the *H4oward AFB Sports and RecreGround Floor of Building 707. New ation Rental Center: 284-6107/3539 --hours: 7:30 a.m. -7 p.m. Mondays -Check out the wide variety of and run away with Fridays, noon -6 p.m. Saturdays and equipment for rent, camping, fishing closed Sundays and holidays. Down and boating, home entertainment, BIG SAVINGS! days noon -6 p.m. home improvement, outdoor, picnic & The Balloon Shop is located in the party, sports and cooking equipment Skills Development Center, Building for a minimal fee daily, weekend and __1 13 71 1. Check our daily specials and weekly rental. PCSing? If so, get $5 off U AF' A L E make someone smile. The Skills Develweekly and monthly rentals on TVs, opment Center now has the Balloon VCRs and TV/VCR combos. Must be Thursday, 28 March 88 Shop and Pack-N-Wrap with gift, balaccompanied by orders. Rent a MOUn2oons, wrapping for shipping for all am f o r a -occasionstain bike fora month or week and re8.is -ce a free water bottle. 8:00o~u am -12:00 nloonl Stop by Cafe Seven-O-Seven and ci Howard AFB Big Tree Bohio try the new deli menu. New sandArmy riches served with chips, cole slaw or *Valent Recreation Center: 288EverythIng Will le marked downl' pasta salad. Come and try the delicous 6500 Gesks -Dressers -Cate Taes -Wardrobas Matresse Box Springs pastries and donuts at the House of Night Stands -Easy Chars -Mtsa. Household items c Pastries. Hours of operation: 6 -7 Private tours for 10 -15 persons P'uscisastg asiad Nreged 5 card-haidara any. p.m. Mondays -Fridays, 7 -I I a.m. can be arranged. Advance reservation Purchasing Umit: 2 af Ilie sams nts par cardhioalder. Saturday, Sunday and closed holiand payment required for any tours elvary survte: Sirl tor tirest item, SS top each additanal Item days. Call 284-6161/5237/5848. listed or other local tours. Valent For mare into cal *Outdoor Adventures: 284-6107 Center also provides music rooms, 24" Services Lodging (RUice at 284-3742 Rent Howard bohios and pools for movies on weekends, slot machines, 7 -private parties or squadron functions. pool tables, ping pong tables and r 177 If you wish to serve alcohol, you must rental service. Call for details. Air Force and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, $25 plus supWoodworking qualification class Eye painting 7 p.m. Wednesday, plies. Peter Ompir style project. 9:30 a.m. -noon Saturdays. $5. *Howard Skills Development Block stamping on paper mache 9:30 Guitar construction 7 -9 pi. ThuirsDry brush technique 2 -3 p.m. Center: 284-6361 -II a.m. Wednesday. day. Thursdays. The center now accepts charges Design and embossed easter card 10 Framing instruction 6:30 -9 p.m. Airbrush classes, 6:30 -8:30 pin. on club cards from the Howard and a.m -I p.m. Thursday, $6 plus supplies. Thursday. tonight, $5. Enlisted Clubs. *Fort Clayton Ceramics Shop: 288Clay Flower making I I a.m. -I p.m. Registration and payment are re4360 Sundays, $15, four-session. quired before attending classes. *Fort Clayton Arts and Crafts CenCeramic instruction available: Learn to apply Fiesta Color 2 Classes will be cancelled 24 hours ter: 288-5957/7360 Beginners ceramic painting 6 -8 p.m. Sundays. Cost $20. Four sesprior if minimum participation is not Learn drawing, acrylic, watercolor p.m. Thursday. Fee is $20. sons. met. and oil painting techniques. Classes are Ceramic qualification 10 a.m. -Stone stroke class, Sundays. Cost Painting paper mache/painting 7 -9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. $10 for two sessions. country heart I -3 p. Saturday. for eight sessions and 2 -4 p.m. Sundays Ceramic orientation for pouring 2 -Children's classes: Art and Craft Block stamping on paper mache for four sessions. 3 p.m. Wednesday. workshops 10 -11:30 a.m. Saturday. 5:30 -7 p.M. Tuesday. Crafts classes available: Pastel chalk technique 4 -5 p.n. Children 9to 13-years-old, four sesThe bee keeper 5 -8 p.m. Tuesday Pottery class I p.m. Wednesdays. Wednesdays, $10 plus supplies. sions, supplies included.

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Tr1pi es UIiqe l Notices MBc 1 Army *Ocean Breeze Recreation Center: 289-6699 Certified massage therapist by appointment, one hour to 15-minute sessions, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Martial arts classes offered on a monthIv basis 6 -7 p.m. Tuesday. Monthly fee. Spanish lessons available. Advance registration iequired. White water rafting trip to Chiriqui April 3. Call tie center for more information. Upcoming trip to San Jose, Costa Rica March 27 -29. Call the center to check on space availability. *Sherman Rental Center: 289-6104 Pontoon charters for fishing or cruising, $30/hour, 10person capacity. Fee includes captain, crew, tackle and ice. Spend an enjoyable day at Shitmmey Beach with your family. The beach has jet skis and body boards for rent. Call 289-6190. Sgt. Paut Boucthard (U.S. Armyt Motorboat operator's safety classes 8 a.m. -noon monthly atthe Sherman Lagoon. Fee is $10. Space is limBumper cars in action ited to the first 10 participants. Sign up in advance. There was so much to do at this year's DCA Wonderland Fair including rides such as Call the center for customized tours and ifyou are inbumper cars. The Fair, which took place March 12 -16 at Fort Clayton, was open to terested in any of the Pacific activities. the general public. Concert Season AER Kickoff luncheon EFMP Picnic *National Concert Association: + For t Cayton: +Fort Clayton: The National Concert Assaciation begins with the Stop by for excitemet, food and good cleet at the Fhe Fort Clayton Community Park and Valent Reccultural event ofthe year The only and exceptional Army Emergency Relief Kickoff luncheon 1 1:30 a.t. creation Centerare the scene for this year's Exceptional performance in Panama of the world famous Moscow T1 hur sday in the Fort Clayton Community Club. To obFamily Member Program Picnic. The Picnic, in honor of Chamber Orchestra. The Orchestra, renowned for tain tickets for the event, purchase them through yout the Special Olympics athletes, begins at 9 a.m. the great Dmnitri Shostakovish as the most celunit representatives. For more information about the March 27 and is open to everyone. Drop by for food, ebrated in the world, to performs 8 p.m Wednesday at AER Kickoff luncheon, call Army Community Sera live performance by the 79th Army Band and good the Balboa Theater. Call 225-4951 for details. vices at 288-7309. hearted fun. For more information, call 288-4361. Air Force the center in Building 722. Vehicles canIncludes pool sessions, theory sessions and various other equipment. not be left for inspections. and open-water dives. Register in ad*Valent Recreation Center: 288*Howard Community Center: *Howard Wood Skills Center: 284vance. As a bonus, class participants re6500 284-6161 4510 ceive 10 percent discount at the Twin New hours of operation: 12:30 Okinawa Kenpo Karate classes 6 Open 2 -9 p.m. Wednesdays -Fridays, Ocean Pro Shop. 9:30 p.m. Monday -Friday, 9 a.m. -9:30 -7:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Saturday, I I a.m. -5 p.m. The Scuba Shop has equipment for p.m. Saturday. Sunday and holidays. Cost $25 per month. Sunday and holidays. Closed Mondays rent, advanced instruction and services Register for ongoing classes. Beginner, intermediate and adand. Tuesdays. to include repairing spear guns., regulaSpanish headstart class, 8-week vanced English and Spanish classes. Woodworking class I -4 p.m. Satintors and gauges. course, meets twice a week. IntermeCall the center for more information. day, $25 Plus supplies. This class covets *Twin Oceans Pro Shop -diate Spanish classes available. Fee Violin classes available once a basic shop qualifications, planning and AquaCenter, Building 178, Fort includes manual. week for 40 minutes. Group and Indibuilding a project. Clayton: 288-7355 Acoustic and electric guitar lesvidual classes for 5-year-olds to adults. Machine qualification courses 10 'The Pro Shop has lots of new mersons, Monday, Wednesday or SaturCall for schedule and prices. a.m. -noon March 28, $8 plus supplies. chandise on hand. scuba sw%'im wvear and day, half-hour sessions. Mom and Dad Pool Tournament I -This class is required for anyone interthe necessary equipment -whether a Piano classes Mondays -Thurs5 p.i. Saturday. Sign up and we'll take ested in using the center. beginner or advanced diver. days, half-hour sessions. care of the kids. Free movie and snacks *Auto Craft Center: Basic English 10:10 a.m. Tuesday will be provided. Army The center is located in Buildings and Thursday. Intermediate English *Howard Pool: 284-3569 178-A, B, C and Building 135, Fort Monday and Wednesday. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. -6 +Fort Clayton Pool: 288-6660 Clayton. Drum classes, half-hour session p.m. Tuesday -Sunday and holidays. Swimming lessons begin Monday. The shop features work area bays, between II a.m. -7 p.m. Mondays Closed Monday. Four levels are available with four seselectric lifts and instruction and classes. Thursdays. *Howard Auto Skills Center: sions during three weeks. Space is itmElectric engine analysis 4 -9 p.m. African dance movement, monthly 284-3370 ited to seven participants per class. Mondays. course 6 -7 p.m Fridays. Hours: 9 a.m. -9 p.m Tuesdays -*Fort Clayton Boat & Scuba Shop: Air-condition iaintenaice 2 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 288-7355/6453 Mondays. Thursdays and Fridays. Noon a.m. -5 p.m. Sundays. Mechanics Fishing enthusiasts are invited to par-5 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. -5 p.m SumNavy available 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Tuesday -ticipate in the ongoing heaviest bass of days. *Rodman Recreation Center: Saturdays. the week (more than four pounds) Wheel alignment 3 -9 p.m. Mon283-4222/4332 Services: Towing 9 a.m. -5:30 competition. Win a free day boat rental. days, Thursdays and Fridays. Stop in and play pool, table tennis, p.m. Tuesdays -Fridays, 9 a.m. -5 Motorboat operator course offered Brake repair class I -9:30 p.m. Fridarts, foosball and lots ofgames. Join p.m Saturdays (as long as a qualified 8 a.m. -noon monthly. Fee is $10 for Jonl days. us and enjoy our big screen TV. driver is on duty). Ifa tow extends beboat certification, $20 for Boston *Fort Sherman Auto Shop Building *Rodman Pool: 283-4253/3150 yond 5:30 p.m., there is an additional Whaler/ocean certification. Advance res153: Swimming lessons includes five hourly charge; air conditioning repair, ervation. Hours of operation: noon -4 pi. levels of instruction: Beginner, adbrakes, oil changes, tune-ups, frontGatun Lake fishing charters availSunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. 4 vanced beginner. interinediate swimend alignment and welding available. able. $30/person, minimum of three -8 p.m. Wednesday, Thuirsday and Frimer and advanced swimmer. Cost $15 Vehicle inspection services 9:30 people, includes Jon boat w/30hp. Inday and 10 a.m. -6 p.m Saturday and for 12 lessons. a.m. -5 p.m. Tuesday -Friday and clUdes boat, guide, cooler. fishing tackle holidays. Ifyou want to take a late swim, the 9:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Saturday. No inand bait and safety equipment. The shtp has four bays wiih one enpoo1 is open until 8 pin. Thursday. spections Sunday or Monday. Cost is Open-water dive classes begin Mon ,i e lift. tire-chantine ei equipment. engine The Tropical Oasis is serving de$10. Have your vehicle inspected at days. Minimum of six people required. ioist, a coimpressor to remove shocks, licious frozen fruit drinks.

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B4 March 20, 1998 Potpourri POSITIONS OPEN UNTIL FILLEE: days, I I a.m. -midnight Fridays and Saturdays. 171-98-SC SECRETARY(OA), NM-318-07. SENSITIVE. DOL, *Tropic Breeze Club Ballroom: 284-4189 Offce of the Director, Corozai, Parorr. Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv. +The Loop: 288-7035 The new no-smoking ballroom is open for special NM-06. TIG: I yr. t NM-06. NOTE: Must be ble to olbrin s.c.r.ty CJ's Sports Bar has daily lunch specials 11:30 a.m. functions only. orane it t,e secret level. A qualified typist is equir-d. -1:30 p.u. Mondays -Fridays. Dinner 5 -9 p.m. Mon+Tropic Breeze Club Casual Cove: 284-4189 229-98-SC MEMORIAL SERVICES ASSISTANT, NM303-05. DOL, days -Fridays, noon -9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Super social hour 5 -6 p.m. Fridays. Free food for Service : Division, Fort Caytoln, P tanaa. Sp re Exp I yr equiv ro NM-c Enjoy the sports games on the big screen TVs Saturclub members. -04. NOTE: Must bie able to lilt up ao 70 lbs widh reanable accorodotiors without difficAty. day and Sunday afternoons and Monday nights. Friday classic rock 4 -8 p.m. Clasic rock with mu215-98-GC BUDGET ANALYST, NM-560-11. SENSITIVE. DCSRM, *Clayton Community Club: 288-4716 sic producers. Progror Budget Division, Fort Clayton, Panrorr. Spec. Exp.: I yr equi. Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Sunday. EnR & B with K.M. Productions in the dining room 7 to NMt-09. TIG: I ye. at NM-09. NOTE: Limited to pernsrat employees joy the hot and cold entrees, salads, breakfast items, past-9 p.m. Friday. onlyp This posiroiseoctiongI oride tire Rcirrbiic ofParnrSiecc sn desrs Great foorandmuic yhpi rci se R bl .ecd ries and desserts. Great rood and background music. Disco dance with Rose's fabulous light and sound candidate will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement greeirg to ils transfer as a condition of employment. The Corral has Cou.try and Western dance lessons show 8 p.m. -2 a.m. 216-98-GC BUDGET ANALYST, NM-560-09. SENSITiVE. DCSRM, 7 -8 p.m. Tuesday. The Corral is open Wednesdays, FriVariety music with Music Producers 8 -2 a.m. SatProgram Budget Division, Fort Clayton, Prma. Spec. Esp.: I yr. equiv. days and Saturdays. urday, 8 p.m. -2 a.m. Sunday and 8 -midnight MontoNM-07. TIG: yr. atNM-07. NOTE: Lirited to pennanent criployees Visit the new Forum and enjoy the new look, day. only, This position is relocating outside the Republic of Pasnma. Seccted Country buffet 5 -9 p.m. Wednesday has features from Karaoke night 8 p.m. -2 a.m. Tuesday ransfe as .rneitrd fto sigmenMobiity Areeet ogreeint o is ham hocks arid fried chicken to black-eyed peas. Italian Rock & roll, variety music with Greg Norton and 217-98-SS COMPUTER ASSISTANT NM-335-5/7. 56th Signal Brigade, Thursday serves four pastas with four different sauces, Music Producers 8 p.m. -midnight Wednesday. Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv. to NM-04. NOTE: This Seafood Fridays and discover the new Hoko's Chinese Dance the night away with Country Western muposition is relocating with USARSO outside the Republic of Pana. .buffet Saturdays. sic and the Music Producers 8 p.m. -midnight ThursSelected candidate will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement agreeing The Carol Cuisine is 6 -9 p.m. Thursday. Enjoy a days. totiansfer an a condiion of emptoymeot. Limited tOcareer/caree delicious selection of Panamanian dishes and folkloric Club card drawing 6 -7 p.m. Thursdays. 225-98-SS MILITARY PERSONNEL CLERK, NM-204-05. Adjutant entertainment. *Top Three Club: 284-4189 GOnera, Personnel Automation Branch, Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec Entertainment: Disco 9 p.m. -3 a.m. Wednesdays, Club is closed Sundays. Exp.: I yr. equiv. to NM-04. Fridays & Saturdays in the ballroom. Club card drawing 6 -7:30 p.m. Thursdays. 226-98-SS PROCUREMENT TECHNICIAN(OA), NM-l106-05. 56th Social hour is back 5 -8 p.m. Fridays. Signal Battalion, Resource Management Division, Coeozui, Panama. Spec Tecno Latin sounds 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in Horoko Eup.: t yr. eqtiv. to NM-04. NOTE: Must be bilingual English/Spunisi. A The Underground. qualified typist is required (40 wpm). Office automation required. *Casa Maria: 288-5767 *Mulligan's on the Green at Horoko: 283-3295 VL# VACANCIESTITLEANDLOCATION OPEN:03-21-9Authentic Mexican cuisine served 5 -9 p.m. MonBuild-your-own breakfast 6 -10 a.m. Saturdays, CLOSE:227-98 -9N days -Saturdays. Delivery service available on Fort Sundays and holidays. Open for lunch and dinner weekly 227-98-GC ACCOUNTiNG TECHINICIAN(OA), NM-525-5. DCSRM, Cayton -atdysDeveyerievaabenFrt 10 a.m. -8:30 p.m. Mondays -Thursdays, 10 a.m. -9:30 Systems Division, Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv. to NMClayton. 1.m. d :30 p.m. aTurdays ad a.m. -9:30 04. NOTE: A qualified typist is required. TEMPORARY NTE: 30 SEP *La Mola Caf6: 288-4202 p.m. Friday, 6 -9:30 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. -8:30 98. Breakfast 6:30 -9:30 a.m. Mondays -Fridays, 7 -11 p.m. Sundays and holidays. 228-98-SCSCHOOLAGELATCHKEYPROORAMSPECIALISTNMa.m. Saturdays -Sundays; lunch I1 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Albrook's popular Mongolian barbecue is now at 1701-07. DCA, Child & Youth Services, Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec. Mondays -Fridays, I a.m. -I p.m. Saturdays -SurMulligan's 5:30 -8:30 p.m. $8.95, for the first eight Exp.: I yr. equiv. to at least NM-05. TIG: I yr. at NM-05. NOTE: ounces and $4.95 for the vegetarian version. Supplemental forms for background check must be completed and days; dinner 5 -8 p.m. daily. submitted with application. Working conditions: occasionally requires *Cafe 519: 288-6007 workingirregularhburs. Breakfast 6 -II a.m. Mondays -Fridays. Rodman 230-98-EL INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST(OPERATIONS), GS-132-1i .Lunch begins at I1 a.m. with hot specials, a salad *Upper Deck Restaurant: 283-4498/4478 SARS iV rt Cfy on tanama p chief of Staff foer uieieGSc9 bar and sandwiches. Enjoy a special buffet Thursdays. Breakfast served 6:30 -8:30 a.m. Mondays NOTE: Must be able to obtain security cearatce. This position is in tire +STRAC Jr. Club: 283-4119 Fridays. Civilian Intelligence Persoonel Management (CIPMS) Excepted Service. STRAC Jr. Club is now open on the Ground Floor $2.50 Breakfast special 6:30 -7 a.m. Monday Must be bilingual Engiish/Spanish TEMPORARY NTE: 09-30-98. of Cocoli Center building. The lounge opens 5 -10 p.m. March 27 Spanish omelet. 231-98-EL INTELLIGENCESPECIALIST (OPERATIONS), GS-132-11. Thursday -Sunday. Snacks and pool table available. All-you-can-eat lunch buffet and grill menu 11 a.m. SENSITIVE. USANAPA, DCS Intelligence Plans, Training and Exercises -1:30 .m. weekdays, $4.95; Try our delicious soup and Division, Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: I yr. equi.to GS-09. NOTE: Must be able to obtain top secret security clearance. Must be bilingual Shernan salad bar for $4.95. If you don't want the buffet, order English/Spanish. This position will be relocating out of Panama in 1999. .*Sherman Community Club: 289-6116/6198 from the grill menu and get a cup of soup for $0.75. Selected candidate will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement *agreeirngs n hs8m. -2 arm. Frd s a .l mun g a cs: of s:p f east; to this transfer as a condition of employment. This position is in tire Disco nights 8 p.m. -I am. Friday and Saturdays. Weekly lunch specials: Mondays: Pasta feast; Civilian Intelligence Personnel Management System (CIPMS) Excepted Country and Western nights 8 -II p.m. Thursdays. Tuesdays: Mexican platter; Wednesdays: fried chicken; Service. Fast food menu items served 5 p.m. Sunday -Thursdays: lasagna with garlic bread; and Fridays: 232-98-EL SUPERVISORY GENERAL ENGINEER, NMI-801-13. TSB, Tuesday, 6 p.m. Wednesday -Saturday. roasted turkey with dressing. DEH, Engineering Plans & Services Division, Corozal, Panma. NOTE: Customer appreciation night at 5 tonight. This position may be Filled as Temporary NTE: I yr. or competitive Howard Dinner is served 6 -9 p.m. Monday -Sunday. Spetemporary promotion NTE: I yr. Limited to DEH Permnrent/Temoporary erployeesonly. For temporary outside the registerSpec. Exp.: lyr. eqriv. *Howard Club Dining Room -Building 113: 284cials served Thursday. Tonight 50 percent off dinner to NM-12 TIG: N/A. For corpetitive temporary promotion Spec. Exp.: 1 4680. Open to all ranks. menu, door prize and a Magic Show. Call for isformaye. equiv. Io NM-t. TIG: l ye. at NM-IS. Open ti. Two-Can Officers' Lounge super social hour 5 -7 235-98-SS COMPUTER SPECIALIST, NM-334-11 .56th Siga-al Soul food buffet 6 -9 p.m. Tuesday. Come join us for Battalion. Directorate of information Managemeot, Fort Clayton, Prnarr. p.m. Friday and 8 pm. -I am. dance party. .a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet with fried chicken and Spec. Cup.: I yr. equi,. to NM-09. NOTE: TEMPORA RY NTE: I Year. Super social hour and Karaoke night 4 -7 p.m. Friall trimming $8.95 per person. 236-98-GCSECRETARY(OA),NM-318-07. SENSITIVE. DCSRA-NG, day. Dance 8 p.m. -I a.m. Mongolian barbecue 6 -9 p.m. Thursday, $8.95, Fort Clayton. Panama. Spec. Sup.: I yr. equiv. NM-06. TIG: I yr. at Lunch brunch program I I a.m. -I p.m. Monday -$0.50 each additional ounce. Select chicken, turkey, NM-06. NOTE: Limited to career/career cooditiorral employers and Friday. Have lunch at Howard Club and participate in individuals with reinstatemnt eligibility. This position will be relocating our program. You'll receive a free lunch after 10 visits. shrimp and beef, add your favorite vegetables and spices. .utsdc the Republic of Pareamain CY 1999. Selected candidate will be Vegetarian also available for $4.50 required to sign a Mobility Agree ent agreeing to this transfer as a Sunday brunch 10 a.m. -1 p.m. $9.95. Bring your +Mulcahv's Bar & Grill: 283-4498 Open to all condition of employment. Must be able to obtain security clearance. A whole family and feast on all your favorite food. ranks qualified typist is required. (4Swpm)r Social hour 5 -7 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and ranks. 237-98-EL SUPERVISORY INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST Thursday. Open to all ranks at 4:30 p.I. weekdays, 5 p.m. (OPERATIONS), GS-132ly. SENSITIvE. ODCSINT, USARSO, Fbl Weekly lunch buffet all-you-can-eat for $5.95. weekends. Bar opens at 5 p.m. Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv. to GS-09. NOTE:Must be able oFiller-up mug brought to you weekly, $1.50 refills to obtain top secretsecuritycearance. Thispositiontwillbeeel.cainrgout Monday: American buffet, Tuesday: Italian, Wednesfor $0 50 and you get to keep the mug. Appetizers of Parsnma in CY1999. Selected candidate will be required to sign a day: Mexican, Thursday: Oriental, and Friday: SouthMobility Agreement agreeing to this transfer as a condition of emn buffet, served 5 -7 p.m. Friday, and 50 percent of lounge employment. Must be bilingual English/Sparish. New dining room menu 5:30 -9 p.m. Join us and meny, door prize drawings. WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS enjoy a variety of poultry dishes, a fine selection of pasta, In house special daily for $ VB# VACANCIES, TITLE AND LOCATION OPEN: 02-25-98 Italian entrees arid more. Open to all ranks. Call 284Kicker specials are served daily for $1. CLOSE: 03-25-98 460frmr nomto.lee bucket special Mondays for $1.50. Tuesday CLOSE 05-5-St4680 for more information. WW -107A-98-GC COUNTERDRUG OPERATIONS SPECIALIST. NM+Tropic Breeze Club: 284-4189 Sunday $1.75. 301-11/12. SENSITIVE. DCSOPSOperations Division, Fort Claytor, Girls' night out 7 -10 p.m. Thursday. Bring five Panama. NOTE: Most be able to obtain sectrity clearance. This Position Cashier hours: Open 9 a.m. -10 p.m. Close for lunch friends and receive a gif .Appetitizers will be served at may be filled at either the NM-1 or NM-12 bev. If tire Position is filled 1:15 -2 p.m. daily. 7 p rm. unti one. at tire NM-It level, tire incumbent can he nor-competitively premrotcd 1. A [a carte breakfast 6 -9 a.m. Mondays -Fridays. 7 p.m. until gone. the NM-12upon meeting of time-m-grade ard qualificarions requirermsernsS. Matinee 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Speed 2: Cruise Area of Consideration: Career/career conditional emrployccs in tire Weekly lunch menu 1 am. -1:30 p.m., $3.95. 1rifederal service and individuals wir reinstatement eligibility. This days: Seafood lunch. Salad and taco bar also available Control. position will be relocating outside tie Republic of Panama CYI999. and sandwich bar open I ai.m. -I p.m. weekly. MonKaraoke night 8 p.m. Saturday. There is cash and Selected candidate will be required to sig,, a Mobility Agreement days: a little taste of ltaly; Tuesdays: all-American prizes. agreeing to thris transfer as a condition of employmernt. All applicants hb applied undee Va 1 d7-98-OiC need tot emp apply, EAlcl.ics hornestyle; Wednesdays: Oriental specialties; Thurs*Rodman Club Bohio: 283-4498 submissions ofresumes to: resumc@dcp.panama.army.mil. Orade NMday: SpicyTex-Mex plate. Summer Night 8 p.m. tonight. DJ will plays a 11 Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv. to NM-9. TG: I yr. at NM-9. For NM-12 Breezeway open I I a.m. -10 p.m. Mondays -Thursvariety of music and more door prize drawings. Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv. to NM-Il. TIG: I yr. at NM-Il. OPEN: 03-20-98 CLOSE: 04-20-98 ww-234-98-GC LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, NM346-12. SENSITIVE. DCSLOG, Readiness Division, Fort Clayton. Parrama. Spec. Exp.: I yr. equiv. to NM-Il. TIG: I yr. at NM-I1. NOTE: Must be able to brain security cIearnce. Area of Consideration: Career/career coditional employees in tire federal e ~ n eric at individuals with reinstatement eligibility. This position ill 6 -9 p.m .50 percent off be relocating outside the Republic of Pta ma in CY999. Selected candidate will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement agreeing to this transfer as a condition of employment. -t e D inner M enu, OPEN: 03-06-98 CLOSE: 03-25-98 WW-206-98-GC LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, NM346-12. SENSITIVE. DCSLOG, Fort Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: I dpvd yr. equiv. 1. NM-1 1. TFIG: I yr. at NM-I .NOTE: This position will be relocating to Puerto Ric, in FY 1999. Seected ;andidate will bc required to sign a Mobility Agreement agreeing to this transfer as a condition of and a agic ow employment. Area of Consideration: Career/career conditional employees in tire federal service and individuals with reinstateme t eligibility.

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TropcTimes Movies Maich. 2 1 B5 Location Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Howard AFB 6:30 pm: U.S. 4:30 pm: Mortal 4:30 pm: The Little 7 pm: The Boxer 7 pm: Deep Rising 7 pm: Amistad 7 pm: Scream 2** Marshalls* Kombat: AnnihilaMermaid 9 pm: The Boxer tion 6:30 pm: U.S. 6:30 pm: Amistad Marshalls* 6:30 pm: Palmetto* Fort Clayton 6:30 pm: Amistad 4:30 pm: Star Kid 4:30 pm: Anastasia** 7 pm: U.S. 7 pm: Palmetto* 7 pm: The Boxer 7 pm: I Know What Marshall* You Did Last 288-7279 6:30 pm: u.S. 6:30 pm: Jackie Smmer** Marshalls* Brown 9 pmn: The Boxer Fort Sherman 7 pm: Sphere* 7 pmn: Titanic* 7 pm: Hard Rain NO SHOW NO SHOW NO SHOW NO SHOW 289-6251 Check the AAFES Home Page for up-to-the-minute changes R Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent at: or adult guardian. www. panama.phoenix.net/-aafespan/default.html PG-13 Parental guidance suggested for children under 13. Tickets are available in five price categories: $3.50, $3, $1.75, PG Parental guidance suggested. $1.50 and $1. *First run movies $3.50 **Special Price G Suitable for general audience. Now showing Amistad Morgan Freeiun, Anthony Hopkins o Based on a true story, during the summer of 1839 a group 6 ofAtricans find themselves shackle d held captive in their native land. Once they board the Spanish slave siisiad, W they are bound for the U.S. The slaves create mutiny and -take over the ship, but fail in their attempt to sail home. Later, they find themselves strangers in a strange land and victims of the American legal system. R, 2 hrs, 32 nn. BuShstm Anastasia Animated A magical mix of action, adventure, comedy, rom'tnce 'tnd music, Anastasia is a spectacular aniimated motion picture 0d w a 0 r about the fabled lost princess ofthe Romanov family. She is the last surviving member of her family and must establish her real identity while fighting off the curse of Rasputn and 0 his evil minions. G, I hr, 33 min. The Boxer Daniel Day-Lewis, Enily Watson A once promising fighter returns home after 13 years in a British prison to find his city of Belfast has changed. He re* turns to the ring determined to find a way out (if thC legacy of0 despair. R, I hr, 52 mis. 0 .e Deep Rising Showing today at Howard Theater. Treat Williams, Wes Studi 0 Theworld's most lavish luxury liner embarks onits maiden The Little Mermaid voyage followed by a band of modern day gutnrunners who Animated this big budget adaptation of Michael Crichton's deep-sea 9 plan to hijack it. Once aboard, they find the ship is empty -Back for another generation to enjoy, Walt Disney brings thriller. Director Barry Levinson helms the story of a 300* something has beaten them to the punch. Now it's a fight for IHans Christian Andersen's classic clidreis story of love, adyear-old space craft found at the bottom of the ocean. survival in what turns out to be a floating chamber. R, I hr, venture and underwater trouble into the theater with magical Psycologist Hoffman, biochemist Stone and mathematician 46 min. entertainment for all ages. G, I hir, 22 min. Jackson are the lucky crew hand picked to see what's inside. PG-13, 2 firs, 12 min. Hard Rain Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Start Kid Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman Robin Shou, Talisa Soto 0 A dam accident starts a massive flood in a small town A grosp of courageous heroes save to survive the most specJoseph Mazzello, Joey Simmrin while an armored car is being robbed. Christian Slater is the tacular series of challenges ever encountered as they take on Twelve year old Spencer finds a seven foot human shaped : guard on the truck being hoisted by Morgan Freeman. The '1n unscrupulous warlord in his teirifying bid to control the plaet cyberstit that has crashed to earth. The suit is built to trans* flood ruins the robbery plan and leaves our guard to blame. Eats. Join Liu Kang, Rayden, Sonya, Kitana, Jax and a new port and fight, it can talk but can't move until someone steps He must race to clear himself and get to the money before ctst of chairacters. PG-13, I 1r, 34 min. inside it. Spencer steps inside and finds the courage to Face 0 the thieves find it or [se sheriff throws him back in jail. R, I his fears and the warrior that followed the suit to Earth. PG, hr, 38 min. I hr, 40 min. Palmetto I Know What You Did Woody Harrelson, E/isabelh Shue Titanic Well, it looks like a sweet deal to down and out ex-con Woody Last Summer Harrelson. All lie has to do is make a phone call and collect Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet Jennlifer Love $ewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr. $50,000 for his trouble. Ofcourse there are a couple Ofteimpt"Titanic "is tn epic action-packed romance with excela Pour jeens have a hit-and-ts Fccident Prin r ng omen involved and unssec complications that will make loot special effects and intense suspense. The tragic maiden 0 S future, tey s th e vitand-rn acsio den. sea ng ar ater this phony kidnapping a little more diFficult than expected. R, I voyage of the super lier is the focus of the story which comSfutures, they toss the victim into the sea. A year later, 1r, 54 mi. bines historical fact with a fictional love story. The spectacusomeone's terrorizing them about the previous summer. Join lar disaster begins to unfold when the ship hits an iceberg and 9 Party of Five's Jennifer Love IHewitt and Buffy the Vamthe people are left to fend for their very lives before the incvia pire Slayer's Sarah Michelle Gellar in one ofithe year's hipScream 2 table sinking of the Titanic. Nominated for 14 Academy pest horror films. R, I hr, 40 min. Neve Campbell, Courtney Coxv Awards, including best actress and supporting actress, this is Ih a movie that should not be missed by anyone. PC, 3 irs, 18 a It's twvo years titer uss a college campus where mstrder aind m Jackie Brown mayhemt break loose. Old friends aire reunited and discover that n. Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson some secrets from the past are better left iorgotten. Check it Jackie Brown, a stewardess, supplements her income iy out and be seared 'or a second time wvith this cast of hip generaU.S. Marshals e smuggling money ito the country from Mexico. She not only ti X'rs. I, I fi, 30 rin. Tonuny Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes S works for an airline, she also works for the notorious illegal Toionty Lee .IuuiCs reiUrns to his FUGiT'IVE role as rearms dealer, Ordeli. She is busted by federal agents and the Sphere lentless U.S. Marshal Saiucl Gcrard. the fugitive in this aco unly way she'll stay out of jail and keep ier job, is to set upa Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone tion suspense thriller is Wesley Snipes, a secret government * sting operation. She has to bring in a lialfi million dollars and ,operative falsely accud oftwo murders. R, 2 hrs, 15 min. bring down Ordell. R, 2 hrs, 34 min. Hloffman, Stone and Samuel L Jackson take the plunge in o .0. ***.**S***************S****.***********e**.**e**S***S******e***S0 *****************

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Bropi Te C lassified A ds B 8 March 20, 1998 88 Fiat Uno, 3 dr, runs grt DirectTVsatellitesdisk$475, & night tbls $200, 288-6489 Duty-free merchandise $1400/obo, 288-5833 221-4501 AC units 18,000 & 22,000 88 Hyundai Stellar, AT, 4 Radio tower, fold over deBTU, gd cond $75/ea., FORT CLAYTON (Contraband Control Office) -As a reminder, 1 dr, new tires, exc cond sign, 55' w/rotor & 272-6943 accordance with the Panama Canal Treaty and U.S. Southern Com$3200 261-2863 quadantenna$500/obo,272mand regulations, duty-free merchandise, whether new or used, canBlk couch & mauve carnot be given, transferred or generally sold to non-privilege holders. 89 Cadillac. LM. all pwr, anti1202 pet, 288-5760 Violations to these dispositions may subject violators to prosecution theft, exc cond $11,000/obo, Kenwood radio/cass & 10 Blk lacquered Q/sz bed & under both military and Panamanian laws. It is sometimes permissible 213-8779 after 5 pm disk CD changer, Equalmatt set $325, 269-8834 to sell an item, but only if Panamanian taxes are paid. Before such a 89ChevyCelebrityEurosport, izer, 228-2404 Boy's BR set, trundle bed sale, it is strongly recommended that the seller contact the Contraband exc cond $5000, 284-4286 Kenwood stack stereo sysw/dressers, mirror & matt Control Section for advice at 288-5814. tem $195, 272-2314 $350, 265-8310 Access to installations is allowed for ID card holders & pass holders 90 Chevy Corsica $2500, only. All guests must be signed on by ID card holders. 272-6176 Nintendo 64 games $50 Brass tbl w/glass top & 4 El acceso a las instalaciones militares solamente le est6 permitido a 90 Volvo 740, 5 spd, pwr, ea., 284-3296 chairs $250, 288-4425 las personas con tarjetas de identidad personal del Gobierno de los chrome rims,exc cond Pioneer 400 wt amp & reBritish armoire closet EEUU y el personal con pases de access a las instalaciones. Todos los $13,000/neg, 265-8310 ceiver w/remote & manu$100, 263-2258 invitados deben ser firmados a la entrada de las instalaciones por una 91 Hyundai Scoupe LS, f/ als, new $500, 288-5498 persona con tarjeta de identidad personal de los EEUU. extras, exc cond $4000, Pioneer Dynamic sleeper sofa & Ivseat, extrs, xc cnd 4000 PineerDynmicexw/ottoman $750/obo, oak 233-3859 pander, am/fm tuner, digicoffee tbl $200, 236-1283 A Maid, 2-3 days wk, gd 131' Boston Whaler, 40 91ToyotaCoronaXL,elec tal sound proc, 272-6843 Carpets;s15x12$80 10x12 worker, reliable, refs, 228HPmotor$4500,288-4976 pkg, dty pd $6000, 277Pioneer spkrs $30/ea., $60, 10.4x11.10 w/padding Boxer/Boston Terrier, 4294Martha_19'Glastron, 351 Ford, OD, 6286 272-2679 $75, runner $15,285-5895 male, brindle, 5 mos, exc Maid, -biling, dependable, 16' V-Hull VP OD, 140 HP, 91 Volvo GLS, f/extras, Pioneer spsc 4 amp $150, Carvedteakbar$750,canved Ck,$ 00, 288-5760 weds, 288-5287 new, 232-7027 sunroof, leather, CD$1 1,000/ 236-1283 teak desk $1500,272-2679 Cat, Calico, abandoned Maid, biling, honest, respon19 Bayliner, 185 HP, inobo, 261-1668 after 7 pm Satellite dish complete w/ Coffee tbl w/2 end tbls, free, 284-4421 sible, live-in/out, 221-4976 side done, exc play boat 92 Daihatsu Charade, AC, cables & box, 228-2404 C & glass $200 23 Cat, male, l1%yr, declawed, Marcia $8000/obo, 260-5300 am/fmcass,exccond,272Sony 8mm camcorder w/2 2153 after 6 pm neutered, very friendly free, Maid, biling, live-in, Mon20'Bayliner Capri, 125 HP 5917 batt pks/access & carrying D 236-1283 Fri, honest, exc w/kids & OB, trailer, grt lake/ski 92 Mitahubishi Diamante, case $350, 265-8310 v mag Double dr, 24 refrig, wht, Dog, fem, 2 yr, spayed, all cook, clean $150, 261boat, dty pd $8500, 272loaded,leatherint, $13,000/ Sony TV, luggage, VHS & $999, 288-7796 shots free, 284-3297 7387 2622 obo, 280-3951 Betamax video rec, Sony DR stchrm & gls German shepherd, exc Maid, biling, live-in, Mon21' Marathon cuddy cabin, 92 Pontiac Grand Am camcorder, 272-1202 o Rset, chrome gass pedigrees, registered, Sat, cook, clean, honest, 190 HP Mercruiser,many $5000/obo, 288-4976 corder, b7k/w20 $40on ott$3 a $35, 228-2643 reliable, ref, 223-8610 exras, dty pd $10,000, 284Sony watchman, blk/wht ceiling fan $30,264-9676 Kittens, 8 wk, free 228Maid, boiling, live-in/out, 6887 93 Honda Civic EX, AT, 4", home & batt operated, DR w/4 chairs, reel-reel, 0539 wkre22 honeagd/kidref69 SaAC, PS, PW, PL, LM, dty exc cond $50, 236-5836 tbl lamps, accordion, curio 0539 honest, gd w/kids, ref, 26629/2' Sailboat, dsl, GPS, pd $8800/obo, 259-8847 Suetitnow4 aecb &ams, 223rd-n,4ur7 Rottweilerpups,6wk, 1 male, 1342 inst dingy, recent overhull SuperNintendow/45games, cab & more, 223-7437 eer d tMaid, boiling, $12,000/neg, 265-7157 93 Plymouth Laser, 1.8 Sega Genesis w/10 DR w/8 chairs, DR w/4 1 fem, dewormed, tails cu ad Iig live-out, hon-eng, 4 cyl, 2 dr, AC needs games, 2 65-8310 hais LR tbls, frzr, bkcs $475 & $500, 612-0654 est, grt w/kids & animals, 31' German Guilt sailboat, work $5895, 288-7392 Games, 581 cha&rs, 2 ,,bcase avai July, ref, 284-6887 steel, needs TLC, 272Game gear, game boy, su& more, 272-5917 -8654 94 BMW 325is, Abs, dual per scope 6, exc cond, 265Entertainment center for A bMaid, boiling, Mon-Fni, grt GrandBaairbags, f/ex, Alpine CD 8310 TV & stereo $300, 232w/kids, 284-6906 Loretta 32' Grand Banks trailer, player, 272-6275 American Avon, f/sz brobefore 4:30 pm sleeps 6 & more $25,000, Pioneer multi cass changer, 5948 chures & samples free, Maid, clean, child care, 2272-2106 94 Daewoo Racer STI, dty Pioneer CD changer, F/sz matt, box spring, 284-3028 3 days wk, 288-7194 pd $6000, 235-9827 Revers amp, 272-6843 kitchen tbl w/chairs,272Amway products, 261Mercedes S 95 Ford Taurus, f/extras, 1 VCR works grt $100, 2882180 5456 owner, exc cond, dty pd 5498 F/sz sofa bed, beige, gd Assist register/obtain birth w/kids, Tues & Thurs,trrf 72 BMW 200Z,AC, recent $10900 230-0932 Walnut console elec organ cond $295, 236-3303 certatPanamaCivilRegistry 285-4779 overhull, grt work car 96ChevyCavalier,blk,AT, w/dbl keyboard, rhythms GE 21'frzr, Whirlpool 25' 223-2153 Darnell after 6 pm $1350, 272-1202 AC, am/fm cass, PS, LM & instrut $750, 260-27,36 refrig, Whirlpool dryer, AC Maid, Eng spk, honest, grt 76 Ford Pinto, for parts $12,000, 223-2152 Yamaha organ $2000; units, 272-2180 Authorized certified Eng/ worker, 226-8466 Janet only, 224-0134 Mark after 272-5260 Span translation for docs Maid, live-in/out, Mon-Fri, 7 pm 272-5260 GE 14' frzr, needs repair, & more, 222-2602/03 Yamaha electone organ, 264-9676 222-202/03 dependable, grit w/kids, 80 Volvo Sedan, AT, 4 dr, exc cond, like new, 268-GE3"gstoe5brs Auto inspections and honest, 229-3995Yessinia of eater n 386, 540 MB w/printer, 6 GE 32" gas stove, 5 brass registration, home delivMaid,Spanspk,live-in/out, cond $2500, 226-3439 sound, 14.4 modem & burners, oven, exc cond ery, 222-2602/03 gd /kids 266-2524 more $600, 284-4635 $150, 232-4084 dwkd,2622 81 Buick Century, new HoshBaby-sitter, wkends, exc PADI scuba classes, meet tires, batt, am/fm cass, exc 486 DX4, 100 MHz, multi GEwasher$425, stove$200, w/kids, ref, 288-7024 bedays or evenings, 288cond $850, 288-7539 media, w/mon, gd starter 2 BR sets, LR & DR sets bunkbed$480, rocker$152, r 5045 81 Cadillac, dsl, 74 Jaguar system $555, 284-5118 bkshelves, entertainmen i hands, 270-1225 Baby-sitter, anytime, 288Pampered Chef-The XJ6, redone, both exc AT&T 486, 66 MHz, 14" center, carpets, 284-6674 GE washer, dryer, extra Ig 7973 kitchen store that comes cond, 232-7027 mon, 420 MB, & more 2 wht toddler beds w/matt cap, 2 yrs left on warranty Baby-sitter, Eng spk, gd to you. 288-5879 82 Toyota Corolla, 5 spd $1000, 235-9827 exc cond $45/ea., 284: $550, 213-9494 w/kids, 221-4501 Sandy Panamanian incometax & $1500, 288-5977 Compaq Pentium 133, 32 4183 after 5:30 pm Ivory Brasilian leather Baby-sitter, live-in/out, grt reimbursement service, MB, pd write-rewrite, Win 22' Whirlpool refrig $590 couch $2000/obo, 288w/kids, 224-6730 Hercia 2643781 83 Chevy Celebrity, needs 95 & more, 283--3220 272-2060 7990 264-3781 ~~work, AT, AC, new tires &95&mr,2320 2726090 Baby-sitter, nights&wkends, Piano tuning $50, free esbatt $800, 288-4593 Compaq Presario mini 28,000 Fedders AC $325 Jennifer conv sofa, Q/sz prefer Clayton, 288-4771 timates, 230-1403 after 5 .tower, 486 DX2, & more sidebysiderefig$325,272bed w/Sealy matt, 1 yr 84BMW 628 CSI, classic, $780, 260-1642 $550, 230-2392 Body sugaring-the natupm like new $8000, 269-6728 6210 ralmethodofhairremoval, Pickup for all kind of 84 Camaro, 5.0, wht, w/all Macintosh Ilsi w/laser 12,000WhirlpoolAC$225, K/sz bed frame, lamps, 288-7831/6194 Amy moves, to all post, 239access, all $50 wht, printer $400, 284-4694 272-6210 shelves, books, 272-2180 Bodytense, stressed out? 4320 288-5685 Misc printers, software, 3 pc twin BR set $450 K/sz bed frame w/headTherapeutic massage Pickup to move misc. 84 Mazda929limited runs parts & access, 284-4635 272-2314 board $60,284-3405 $25, 288-7539 items, 264-7391 gd $1200/obo 261-3325 Packard Bell Pentium, 75 3 wood end tbIs $35 K/sz Sealy Posturepedic Cakes, cinnamon rolls, & Sheila's family hair care, MHz, 1.2 GD HD, 32 MB & 10x12 rug $70/obo oak matt, box springs & frame, cookies,284-3431 Darlene free consult, 288-4625 Subaru GL, blue, uffr more $750, 284-5983 glider rocker $150, 236exc cond $325, 272-5525 Cakes: A sheet $12.50, f/ Tupperware parties & in$1500, 284-3296 1283 LR chairs, 2 recliners, 272sheet $20; 2 day's notice, dividual orders, 284-5531 84 Toyota Corolla gd 4 drawer desk w/chair 1202 please-24-5782 Pat Tutor DODDS certified cond, dty pd $2200, 2302 Joy sticks, Warrior 5 for $100, 272-1182 LR set, couch, lvseat, 4 Chershire cat massage, teacher, K-12th, private & 0546 after 5 pm IBM PC/XT/AT, new $25, 4 pc BR set, dresser, mirtbls $1280, 272-1182 therapeutic Swedish & group, 288-6799 Rachelle 85 Jetta, new radiator, 272-6547 ror, 2 night tbls, trunk, K/sz Q/sz bed w/comforter & sports massage, 284-4871 Typing service, include SFclutch, grt cond $3000/obo, 20" Hitachi color TV, cable bed $1500, 232-5948 ruffle, 3 sheet sets $325/ Make overs, color analy171 w/laser impression, 265-1220 ready,exccond$200,2334 pc German shrunk neg, 288-7070 sis, skin cond analysis 230-1298 85 Toyota Corolla, 4 dr, 3859 $2000, 288-6639 Rolltopdesk,gdcond $75, 285-5895 Cindy Upholstery, curtains & inAT, sunroof, AC, am/fm 27" TV $250, Nintendo w/ 5 pc LR set $250, 9x12 223-4766 Donuts, homemade cakes, terror decoration, 264cass, 1850/obo, 222-1879 10 games/access $125/ beige carpet $50, 220Round rattan centertbl$50, cinnamon rolls, pastries, 7591 86 BMW 7281, AC, am/fm obo, 284-4635 2442 Bali blinds 74"x54" $50, 284-5974 Sherrone US lic massage therapist, CD player, AT, PW $3000/ 27" Magnavox TV, Sharp 6 pc DR tbl $800, 288vertical 91"x70", 235-9827 -air braiding & weaving, stress relief, back problems, obo, 260-2847 VCR, 272-2180 6639 Samsung micro, new ny style, 288-4771 sports therapy, 272-2810 87 Mitsubishi Mirage, AC, 27" Sony TVw/walnut case 8 pc rattan furniture set w/ $100, 236-5836 .Olarcia -__________ gd cond, dty pd $2500, $400, 265-8310 Iv msg cushioned pillows $500, Sofa $300, 288-5287 Hairstyling, reas price, cut, Bot 228-0539 AT&T answering mach & 265-8310 Iv msg Sofa bed $300, 272-2717 styles, wave & more, 2604857 12'Seabird,79HPJohnson, 88 Buick Skyhawk, for phone, remote system AC12,000BTU,5mos$400, after 4:30 pm O/R, GPS, depth sounder parts & electronic com$30, 272-6943 K/sz waterbed w/headboard Washer, dryer, grt cond $8000, 232-4084 puter, 224-0134 after 7 pm $275, 284-6236

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Tropic Times D Classified Ads B9 Whirlpool dishwasher, exc CTC Statistics, Biology, utiltable $40, 284-4295 Howard 577 A, 7 am 87 Jeep Cherokee, $4300, 97 Jeep Wrangler, LM cond $275, 236-1192 itytrailer$300, blindsfor4BR Playschool train w/track Howard 85, 7 -11 am 261-3325 $14,700, 288-6089 Whirlpool refrig $700, 272tropical house, 284-3780 $35, Leggo blocktable $15, Kobbe 308 A, 7 -Noon 87 Montero, AC, f/extras CJ-5 Jeep, must see, dty 5887 CTC books; Supervision$10, $135 for all, 284-4295 $4500, 230-1054 after 6 pm pd $4500 288-5484 Kobbe 442 B, 7 -11 am __________ Whirlpool 14' refrig $280, Statistics$35, Pub Relations Tembleques Panamanian 88 Ford Bronco 11 4x4, vacuum $40, 272-2679 $35, 284-5881 after 5 pm National Dress decoration -AC, 1 owner $5500, 288Whirlpool refrig, gd cond Dog cage, gd cond, 2 ft $190,230-0546after5 pm 5287 4or515x10steelwheelsfor $290. 230-0546 after 5 pm wide x 3 ft long $48, 223Toddler bed & mattress, 15 spd boy's bike, grt cond 88 F/sz Bronco XLT, 351, CJ Jeep or Ford 4 x 4 bolt 4290 even mattress gd quality, car bed $45, 284-4734 AC, AT, 4 x 4, CD player, must be 5 x 51/2", 284-6478 Ls Dog Carrierxlg, airline ap$100/obo 288-6824 21 s $7100/obo 265-8046 B provd, sedonc, mtal2/12 spd bikes, exc cond Brother typewriter/vord proproved, used once, metal Toy infant car seat, dress$220, 265-8310 88 Nissan Pathfinder, 4 x cessor instruction manual for Set of keys, Disney charbowls $100, 223-8610 ers, clothes, stroller, 2844, V6, AT, PW/L, 33" tires, any mode, 224-0134 after 7 acters on ring reward, 288Drymount,11 x14, Bogen, 6397 Aerobic Rider 2, like new $10,000, 270-1289 pm 5498 lv msg new, cost $450, sacrifice Wall/wall carpet for 3 BR $150, 284-4679 88 Mitsubishi Moteno, Desperately seeking FSU Single gold earring w/blue $225, 236-8803 gateway housing $150/ Bike, exercycle $125, sm loaded, exccond $11,000, book SYP 3400, 3 ed, Soheart stone, Kobbe school Easter hats $5, children's obo, 284-6132 trampoline $10, cardo272-5792 cial Chance, 285-9803 playground, reward for rebooks & videos, Mitsubishi 89 Astro van, AC, PS turn, 284-3793 seat covers $10, 272-2042 ryBoy's bike $50, Ce, S dt family for an honest _______________ Bo 5bik $0,girl's bike luxury rims, gdl cond, new mature, maid, p/f time, live! Toy Poodle missing since Furniture, stove, fans, sm $50, 284-6942 evenings tires,$7000, 224-9759 out, grt w/kids, 288-6297 Feb 20,lost in 700/600 area & Ig refrig, beds, TV, bike, 80 Kawasaki must sell Cannondale R600 men's 89 GMC s 15 w/camper G f comes to Rascal, reward, plants & more, 259-9760 now, looks gd $600, 220racing bike, grt shape, 8 1/ shell 4 x4 4.3L, LM, exc male Chihuha pup, reas 288-4623 Green cyclone fence 125'x 3717 lv. msg. 2 shoe inclu$500,288-7114 cond $7500, 284-6539 2C0ppr6 31/2', 13 poles & gate $125, 85 Honda H100S, dty pd Eddie Bauer sip bag &tent, 89 Land Cruiser 4 dr, exc Maid live-in, Span spk, MisceLL s 2 bilk floor lamps $20, 288$650, 272-2679 never used $50 ea., 263dty pd, $7500, 260-7574 Mad ivn, spens, 6933 86 Suzuki Savage, LM, ac3789 clean iron, 2 kids, pets, w/ 12 string Yamaha guitar 90 Isuzu pick-up 5 spd, ref, 232-7156 w/hard case $350, 272Screen enclosure for a gate cess incl, dty pd $800/obo Hand held GPS Navigamust sell $2700, 288-4076 f t 1220 after 6 p.m. way sz patio, you disas280-3679 Stacey tion system by Eagle, like Male or em, young ame semble$170/obo, 284-3976 89 3 wheel Honda, seminew, $349, 489-6771 90 Jeep Cherokee Limited, ferret, reas price, 272-2861 12 yards tapestry reupholAC AT, leather, new tires, grt wkdays 4-8 pm Freddy sterfabric$150, 226-8209 Hard top for CJ-7 w/cusAT, exc cond $275, 288Health Rider w/padded cond$700/obo, 280-3951 Need CTC Trigonometr tom sun roof $350, 2264075 .seat cushion, like new N 2 205/65R15 tires $50, 7168 90 Kawasaki EX500, full $400, 284-4671 90 Nissan pick-up, 2 drs, 4 book 288-4679 Becky 220-2442 .FSUbooksWorld Politics97/ fairing, Yosh, exhaust, helJoss pool que model #95cyl, AT, am, fm, new parts, .Qualified AC person for 4 ea. rims/wheels, origi98,Accounting 18thed, Ecomet $2400, 284-3884 11 w/certificate of authenexc cond, $5500, 284routine maintenance on nals, 13 x 51/2, 4 holes nomics & more, 272-2078 91 Kawasaki GP2500, LM ticity $500 280-3436 6687 window units, 259-6894 $100, 230-0546 -91 Ford Conversion van, S00, Lthi $d 2 4rkng Kg size waterbed w/matvery clean, matching helSchwinn Mountain bike, 15 LM TV VCR solar AC, Sewing mach, g working 4 rim $80,3 tires $25, lawn tress, grill, 9 x 12 carpet, met $2200, 228-6626 in frame only ridden 3 times amLfm $7900, 272-2180 Singer, reas price, 223-4472 mower$110, twin bed $75, stroller, 288-5984 94 HondaXR650L street & exc cond $300, 284-6478 cond, referKne,23 r VCR player$75, 236-6483 92 Cherokee Laredo, 4x4, Small refrig in gd cond $754 rms 5x61/, fr~sro Sega no cartridges $40, trail, HP, pipe, exc cond, Windsurfer works gd, gil AT f/ex $11,000, 269$100 223-4766 4 rims 15 x 6 1/2, for Astro stereo Sony 10 CD $200, $3400, 280-3800 for the ocean $100, 288A72 f $ $100, 223-4766 vans w/their rings, 5 holes boy's bike $30, 284-3405 96 Yamaha XT225, LM, 5498 Cook for 6 people, 3 days $200/obo, 224-9759 Lawnmower 4.5 hp $80, runs grt, driven 10 mos 93 Ford Explorer, f/extra, wk healthy, lowfatlunches, 4 tires P225/70R15 $100/ Little Tykes basketball $2800/obo, 284-6592 V exc cond $10,900, 264265-1986 Margaret obo, 4 tires P225/60R15 hoop $15, 284-6132 Someone to weld. a part $150/obo, 284-5929 Lanoe 0a9,lc81 Toyota Van, red, 5 pass, 93 Nissan kingcab pickup, 4 broken from daybed and 83ToyotaTercelnewparts& Lawnmower 20' $90,elec cargo area $1000/neg, x 4, AC, am/fm cass, exc painted areas, 288-6297 repair manual for body $11I, for $100, 272-6943 Balboa 127 Ridge Rd 288-7796 cond$10,500/obo,229-3843 Span spring maid, daywheel cover $5, 272-2042 L Cardenas 7252 B, 6 -10 82 Ford Bronco, 4 x 4, 6 94 Explorer XLT, 4 dr, time, by day or week, 234AC units, vertical blinds, bfe $1200 flooram cyl, std, AC, gd tires, new 2WD, exc cond, LM 1782 Omaira lawnmower, ceiling fans, 2batt, runs gd $3200/obo, $15,200/obo, 284-6080 2w72 wr,-e58n87ns Magic the Gathering Card Cardenas 7256, 7 -1 Oam 288-4593 94 SuuiVtrcnVorkers/baby-sitter for 272588 28-49394 Suzuki Vitara, cony,Cocoli Chapel nursery, Baby bouncer $20, blk cletion, 284-6674 Clayton 1102 C, 6:30 -84lsuzuTrooper,4x4,AC, blue/wht, AC, exc cond CPR desirable, 284-6715 lamp $40, 284-3296 Star Trek the Next Gen11:30 am runs gd $2200, 239-4320 $8500, 230-1274 Someoetrae wrought P 'rto olcin 24 lyo -Someone to make wrought Baby clothes, toys, Bissell operation Collection, 284Clayton 309 A 86 Suzuki Forj 1362, AC, 95 Jeep Wrangler, hard iron bed&shelves, resonable steam cleaner vacuum, 6674 Clayton 538 A 7 -11 am gd cond $2500, 212-2914 top, all factory access 288-7024 after 5 pm 265-7194 Lori LP Congas salsa model Clayton 704 B 87 Dodge Caravan ex $4500, 212-2914 Someone to make bohio Bike rack $20, 235-9827 $ 0,288-79ner Clayton 934 D, 6:30 -10 cond, new tires, AC, PW, 95 Suzuki Sidekick, 4 dr, 4 for patio in 600 area, 288$ouncy se, $m alarm, $4500, 265-5044 x 4, PM, tilt, LM, tow hitch 4123 Bouncy seat $15, baby pm am $12,000/obo, 288-4899 4 bath $5, bike seat $10, Microwave, coffee table 284-3130 vanity & chair, gas stove, Step 2 kitchen $35, front 261-3325 baby carrier$10, 284-3130 Washing machine, plants, BF all terrain tires 15" mag beds, shelves, metal desk, wheels for Jeep Wrangler, 261-3325 exc cond $400, 288-5484 Lawnmower $70, WhirlTropic Tim es A d Form Bread mach $89, fruit pool washer/dryer $500, grater/juicer$19, pole w/ blk end tbl $50, 284-3296 -1 reel $29, 489-6771 Bill Old fashion pin ball maNote: Advertising in the Tropic Times is offered on a space available basis to military members, Carpet 6 x 10 $45, roller chine $175, 272-5503 civilian DoD employees, and employees of other goverment agencies. Ads will be accepted only blades $35, Little Tikes Original Pan Rail Rd ship, for NON-COMMERCIAL services orgoodsoffered by the advertiseroran immediate family member. sand box $40, 284-4635 upper bunk ladder $100, Suspected abuse of the ad services will results in non-publication of the ad(s) in questions. For CD storage unit, holds over 260-9976 information 285-6612. 300 CD, blk iron, contemPlayer rims 13 x rev 4 lug Deadline for submitting ads is 9 a.m. Monday. If Monday is a holiday, the deadline is 1 porary, 288-6799 pattern $350/obo 284p.m. the Friday before. Century baby car seat $40, 6744 Read instructions below, then completely fill out the ad form. Incomplete ads will not be misc new born access, R/C airplane kits, Piper cub printed. 236-8995 w/floats 1/4 scale $265, Pica Clothes, shoes, toilet seat spitfire $135, 236-6987 [ A n i ni a I s & more, 272-3260 after 5 Sharp micro $100, Toast[-1 Available pm Shr0ir 10,Tat Boais & Campers ______________________________ pm_________ master oven, 9 mos $40, C ars CTC books for sale: Intro to 272-6943 D Computers PRICE HOME PHONE Fine Arts, Personal Finance, Singer sewing mach, push D Electronics Intro to Ethics 288-7082 button reverse& more, exc El Found + check one category per ad form. CTC books; Govt 1/2, Hist cond $140, 284-6717 l Household Two ads per sponsor each week. Include a home and duty phone. 2, supervision, Personal Stroller $30, high chair L Lost + 15-word limit (the staff may edit to conserve space). Counseling, 288-4748 $30,288l4694 h miscellaneous + Ads must be re-submitted each week. Motorcycles + we will not take ads by phone or fax (Atlantic residents may fax ads). CTC books; Computer Stroller $50, 10 spd bikes Patio Sale, + Ads offering weapons or commercial real estate will not be run, Info. Proc, Fundamental $60, static bike $35, 264E Date: / Ads offering tropical animals will not be run. Criminal Law, 288-4748 9676 Sporting Goods Mail ads to: Tropic Times, Unit 7145, APO AA 34004 or deposit them in the C bTrucks & Vans drop box at the Fort Clayton Post Office or Howard Public Affairs Office. CTC books: Accounting I Tb w/8 chairs $425, Jeep ]Wanted + Information below is not included in the ad, but is required for publication and and II w/working papers Cherokee parts, wedding will not be released to third parties. $60, 284-3877 after 5 pm card $50, 236-6483 CTC General Physical ScTechnicubwetsuitw/hooded SPONSOR'S NAME RANK/GRADE___ ence book $40, 288-7727 jacket $45, children's bunny ORG. DUTY PHONE

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Tropic Times B10 March20 1998 Community Energy tips The Theatre Guild of Ancon presents "Downright hilarious" -New York Post (FORT CLAYTON) -In Panama, air conditioning is "Welcome heights the biggest energy conof hilarity" sumer, as well as having the largest potential for wasting -New Yorker Magazine electrical power. Consider the following conservation measures when at home or A N C 0 N sell in this wild, rollicking look at your duty station: (Theatre Guiid o/.nat love and romance. con) -''Cheaters'" is an "A lot of hard work went + Close doors and vents of adult comedy in two acts written into this production," said Bill unused rooms to avoid air by Michael Jacobs, produced Gonzalez, director and TGA conditioning vacant space. by Gale Cellucci and directed president. "The cast is what re+ When leaving an air-conby Bill Gonzalez. It is an engagally makes this show successful. ditioned room with a window ingly provocative play about We have a strong cast. They unit for more than 15 minthe expectations of three really bring each scene to life." utes, turn the unit off. couples regarding marriage and The comedy stars Bob Blau, happiness. Diana Luz Parada, Art Pollack, When entering or exiting Howard and Monica are disilNancy Welch, Mary Corrado, a building, close the door lusioned with their affair. Grace Carl Legore and Gavin Sundwall. quickly. and Sam are afraid to start their "Cheaters'" opens at 8 to* Use ceiling fans when affair, and Michelle and Allen, night and runs through April 4 From left to right, the boys (Bob Blau, Carl Legore, possible. who live together, discuss getat the Theatre Guild of Ancon. Gavin Sundwall and Art Pollack) and girls (Nancy ting married. Everyone for himFor reservations, call 272-6786. Welch, Mary Corrado and Diana Luz Parada). CFC flies with $272,000 American Red Cross .Schedule of activities And the winner is .well, what do you know, it's you Saturday by Raymond E. Samuels "This year we were banking on 10 a.m. Valent Recreation Center Tropic Times staff $162,500 -our end results toIntroduction to Disaster Services COROZAL -Gold, silver and taled $272,000," said Allen E. 288-6500 bronze awards? Sounds like the Candanedo, CFC country area Olympics. However, these awards are project officer. .Thursday going out to dedicated local units par-And as always, hard work 3 p.m. Fort Clayton Bohio Area ticipating in the Combined Federal Camdoes no' go unnoticed at USARSO ARC Volunteer Recognition Picnic paign. headquarters -288-5509/6306 CFC is a fund-raising drive among federal Come I I a.m. March 30, Maj. Gen. employees for hundreds of local, national and interPhilip R. Kensinger, U.S. Army South commanding March 28 national charitable organizations. general, and Renee Acosta, president of the Interna9 a.m. -noon Howard Youth Center Units had to meet specific standards to qualify as tional Services Agency Overseas CFC campaign, will Whale Tales for Children and a CFC group. There had to be a minimum of20 memhand out gold and silver awards at the Valent RecreCommunity Water Safety bers per group and the average contribution per ation Center to two of our local units who excelled in 284-5615/4700 capita was $50, $75 or $100. CFC's fund-raising drive. Community Briefs Relocation assistance fering a free course on how to study and test Closed for inventory prior to the March 31 deadline from counseFree consultation about housing, finance, I -4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. StuThe Self Service Supply Center in Corozal iors at any educational institution or call the schools and transportation questions for a dents must attend both sessions to receive will close for inventory March 27 -31. For scholarship chairperson at 272-2342, evemove to Washington, D.C., Virginia and credit for the course. To reserve a seat in this more information, call 285-5414. nings, for more information. Maryland. Sessions take place I -6 p.m. class, call the Howard Education Center at Saturday at the Valent Recreation Center, 284-4863. 'Easter Donuts' play Chapel music extravaganza Fort Clayton. For more information, call 284Weekly bible study The Balboa Union Church presents their The Howard Air Force Base chapel Pint3597. Lenten play, "Easter Donuts, 7 p.m. esant, Cathoc and Gospel present "The The Protestant Women of the Chapel tre March 28 and 10 a.m. March 29. Road to Jerusalemt, an Easter musical exWho's New update holding their weekly bible study meeting 8:45 travaganza 7 p.m. April 3 -5. For more inforWho's New is an organization offering a.m. Thursday on the 2nd Floor, Building 156 CFC award ceremony nation, call 284-5309/3003. newcomers to Panama a friendly helping o fthe Fort Clayton Chapel. For more intorThe Combined Federal Campaign is planBank holiday hours hand. Who's New is sponsoring a craft amning an award ceremony to recognize both zaar arid breakfast 9 a.m. Thursday at the DCA Pride Da units and project officers who contributed to The Community Bank will be open April Plaza Paitilla Inn. The deadline to erder tick.the successful 1997 campaign I am. March 6, close April 10 and I I for the Easter Holieta is Monday. T eo make new friends and The Directorate of Community Activities t ele Recreain C I a Mrc day. For more information, call 285-4253. ets s Moday To akenew rieds -aid30 at the Valent Recreation Center on Fort learn more about the many cultures in is celebrating DCA Pride Day Thursday. For Clayton. For more information, call 288Panama, call 269-5005 or 263-3624. more information, call 288-7309. 3211. BSA employment The Boy Scouts of America are searching CTC registrations Daughter's work day GT improvement class for an office manager and sales clerk. For Late registration for Central Texas College The Girl Scouts, in ConjunCtion with the Fort Kobbe Education Centel is offering a more information, call 285-4359. Term 4 takes place 9 i. -3 p.m. Monday 56th Signal, are looking for active duty antd GT improvement class 8 a.m. -3 p.m. Monat the University Center. For more inforinacivilian women to mentor Girl Scouts for a days -Fridays starting March 30. For more [ion, call 285-4803 or 284-3 151). lake Your Daughter to Work Day March 27. information, call Ivette Lapping at 284-3446/ FOr more in formation, call 288-78I7. 611 ACAP money for you 6310 Congratulations to Dan and The Army Career tind Alumni Program Women's History luncheon Open Door theater Brandi Armstrong. They had a won $5,000 in this year's Army Community Attend the 24th Wing Women's Hlisiory ODT is a nonprofit organization that perbaby girl, Kaitlyn Nicole of LExcellence competition. Starting Monday, Month Luncheon 11:30 a.m. March 27 at the forms live, professional theater aimed at preArmstrong. Kaitlyn was born on there will be free child care for their customiopic Breeze Club or the 56th-Signal Battalventing child sexual abuse. A theatrical preMarch 11, weighed 5 lbs, 14 ounces ers. For more mlformation, call 288-9277. ton "Living the Legacy ofWonmen's Rights' sentation is being performed 5 p.m. March and was 18 1/4 inches long. theme luncheon i 11a30 m. -I Cp. Mar ch 30 at the Balboa High School auditorium and "New Additions" gives commuRegistration deadline 31 at the Claytoti Commituntity Club. For adeMarch 31 at the Fort Kobbe Elemntary nity members the opportunity to The deadline to register for Term 4 Disditional information call 288-9353 (Army) or SchoolF tance Education courses at University of 284-6457 (Air Force). announce births, marriages and Maryland University College is Wednesday. H w tICC/PRISSF scholarships anniversaries. Submissions can be Check out the schedule on the web at htp:// ep wanted The Isthmian College Club and the Panama dropped in the Tropic Times drop www.ed.unuc.edu/de or call the UMUC rep'[he USA Girl Scouts -Panama nceds a Region Interservices Scholarship Fund have box located in the Fort Clayton Post resenitative at 284-3447 or 288-7773. part-time administrative assistant. Applicombined resources to make scholarships Office, or mailed to: cansts must be ID) card] holders and apply by available to both Balboa I igh School graduTropic Times Study/test taking skills March 27. for more information, call 288tv eos ad oa onng educaon Uni 7 The Howard Base Educatiot Center is of78 -.students. Obtain scholarship applications APO AA 34004

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Tropic Times Community "h, B1I Wing's 'Professionals of the Year' Why bother recycling paper? story and photo by Staff Sgt. John B. Dendy IV by J. C. Roa 24th Wing Public Affairs Office Howard Recycling HOWARD AFB -Local airmen received awards program manager for performance during the Professional Provider's HOWARD AFB Banquet Friday at the Tropic Breeze Club. r, Everyday you can see The local version of this Air Combat Command them around the wing: Award Program recognizes jUior members who promen and women removvide the logistics support that makes airpower a realing staples, yellow post-it ity in the southern theater. Thirty-eight of the 24th notes and colored paper from logistics Group maintenance, transportation, supply white bond paper. and contracting experts (airman, NCO and civilian Why do they do this? Could it be that they categories) were nominated for these awards based have nothing to do and they're just killing time? on performance over the previous year. To be a finalNo, these people understand the importance ist means that one has served the vision of their of preserving resources and serving as environleadership with distinction: To operate in a climate mental stewards abroad. that promotes problem solving through innovation Lisette Arrocha was one of 13 people awarded They know that for every ton of paper they and process improvement versus spending limited the Professional of the Year Award March 20 at recycle they save 20 trees. They also know that defense dollars. the Howard Tropic Breeze Club. recycling paper uses 70 percent less water, 60 The philosophy is mentored to these airmen from percent less energy and contaminates less than the top level of leadership down. The banquet is a porters of the nominees rounded out the audience. making paper from wood. Recycling also saves culmination: a four-hour program of dining, entertain"We like to show our people that they are really valuable real estate by diverting would be garment, keynote address, presentation, closing remarks important to the group," said event project officer bage from municipal landfills. and post-event socializing. Capt. Debbie Kent, Combat Readiness and ReRecycling one ton of paper saves three cubic To that end, Maj. Gen. Dennis Haines accepted an sources Flight commander. "We select the winners yards of landfill (that is about the size of a preinvitation to address the airmen during a field visit locally and ACC sends the awards, for the hands on fabricated tool shed). It also generates employhere in his capacity as director of logistics at Headpeople that go above and beyond." ment, from the contractor that comes once a quarters ACC, Langley AFB, Va. Local organizers felt The club was packed with people. week to sort and pack the paper from the wing, that participation by the officer responsible for "It was a great function. People lingered and reto the employees at the paper recycling mill in policy, budget and oversight of the command's lomained enthused afterward, that was great. We deal Panama. gistics personnel was so important they waited a little in solutions, it's the group ethos that we celebrated," We also make money from recycling paper. later in the year to have their event. All available Jensik reflected. "We focus on all of our missions Funds go to pay for the recycling program and group commanders from the 24th Wing were in attenwith equal vigor, from ground based radar detachinitiatives to protect the environment. dance, led by 24th Wing Commander Col. Gregory ments to air operations at Soto Cano AB, Honduras. Last but not least, Executive Order 12873, Trebon, and the evening's host, Col. Robert Jensik, These folks are so mission-and-solution-oriented, "Federal Acquisition, Recycling and Waste Pre24th Logistics Group commander. Spouses and supsmart, energetic and knowledgeable." vention." signed by President Clinton dictates that all federal agencies set goals to. reduce TrnprainMaintenance waste. Transportation The 24th Wing recycles an average of three Airman Agness Gause Senior Airman Travis Durant tons of paper per month; the other services probStaff Sgt. Edward Jensen Staff Sgt. David Batiz ably do the same or better. Lianett B. Diaz Jose Centeno It takes no genius to figure out that helping to preserve the environment in our host country is Supply Contracting a legacy that will be felt and appreciated long Senior Airman Jeffrey Pardue \4 Staff Sgt. James Taylor past our departure in December 1999. Staff Sgt. Gregory Parker Nellie Lopez Make that extra effort, separate your white Deborah Guarnieri Shirley Yeager paper from staples, colored paper, newspapers Lisette Arrocha and wrappers. You are making a difference. Air Force Sundays, Mondays and holidays. The Teen Homework Cen+M k I Y e H 2 1ter is open 6 -10 p.m. Mondays -Thursdays. A computer lab Youth Centers: Howard 284-5615/4700 :3 p Modyis open 6 -9 p.m. Mondays -Thursdays on the 1st floor of Adult Aerobic classes take place 6:30 -7:30 pnm Mondays Building 155. Wednesday and Fridays. IRemember that teens must register at the Teen Center to Aikido and Tae Kwon Do classes are ongoing at the Howard be eligible to participate in events and trips. Youth Center. Classes are held twice a week in the evenings. A Parents are welcome for the Parent Advisory Committee Piano lessons and voice/vocal lessons for 6-year-olds and and to do chaperone duties for all activities. older are available at Howard Youth Center by an experienced Clayton Youth Services 288-6451 European concert pianist. Open I -5 p.m. Saturdays for drop-in recreation. Closed Get ready for Woman 2 Woman lock-in 7 p.m. -7 a.m. SatirSundays and Mondays. day. Toddlers are welcome to the CYS Part Day Toddler Fun Movie and Popcorn Day takes place 5 -7 p.m. Thursday. program 9 a.m. -noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. West Bank Teen Club 284-4775 The DCA Child & Youth Services is sponsoring open play The club is open 3 -7 p.m. Tuesdays -Thursdays, 3 -9 P.m. in-line roller hockey 2:30 -5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays Friday and noon -7 p.m. Saturday. and Saturdays at the Fort Clayton Park basketball court. Come check out the virtual reality system. Instructional classes are available weekday afternoons and Sankofa dance classes are being offered 6 -7 p.m. Mondays evenings in gymnastics, Shotokan Karate, Okinawa Kendo and Thursdays for children 12-years-old and older. Son, if you want to ride Karate Do,piano, danceand kid fit tumbling (forchildren 18An American Red Cross Babysitting Course is being of.then ride the white horse. months to 5-years-old). fered 8 a.m. -4 p.m. Saturday in Building 709. There is a 10 perYouth Soccer skills evaluations take place Monday son maximum for youths ages 12to 18-years-old. Wednesday. For more information, call Youth Sports at 288-4540. Don't miss Movie & Popcorn Day Thursday from 5 -7 p.m. School A me Services 288-6451 Show up for the teen dance 8 p.m. -midnight today and March 27. A dojo for karate instruction is part of the new features at SAS. Qualified in* Child Development Center 284-3711/6135 structors teach the class. The CDC has full-time care openings for children 12-months to 3-years-old. Ballet, jazz and hip hop classes are now being offered for children 5to 8The new hours of operation are 6:15 a.m. -5:30 p.m. starting Saturday. years-old and 8to 13-years-old. Arm+ Student Service Center 272-2834 The Student Service Center is open 2 -6 p.m. Mondays -Thursdays and I 1 Clayton Teen Center 288-7464 a.m. -1 p.m. Fridays in Building 758-A, Barnaby Street, Balboa. The center is The Teen Center, located in Building 155, Fort Clayton, is open the following closed on holidays and school closures. Students can get homework help on hours: Junior teen hours are 3 -6 p.m. Tuesdays -Fridays and 2 -6 p. Saturany subject 3 -6 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays. days. Senior teen hours are 3 -7 p.m TFuesdays -Thursdays. The facility is closed Join Monday's "Life on the Edge" series or "Friday's with Frank."

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Tropic Tuies B12 a Youth Scene AAFES Weekly Challenge 0 0 Find at least six differences in details between panels. Sgt 1st Class christopher C. Calkins (U.S. Army) Classroom cohesion Ms. Hiller's third grade students from Curundu Elementary School lock arms and sing for parents and friends during a February Celebration held Feb. 27 at the school. Parents and friends attended the 30-minute presentation, which included a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" to school principal Barbara Cairns. Send your answers through MPS to Tropic Times Unit 7145 APO AA 34004 or drop it in our box af the Fort clayton Post Office. Be sure in wffe your full name and age (14-years-old and under, please) somewhere on the entry. We'll need your entry by the Wednesday after the paper comes out, and the winners name will be in the following week's paper. The correct response, the rnse rawfrom more Ban one -ced response, wIl win a pair of free iole passes from he Army and Air Force Exchange Servics. A Th. Wine ill need I. call Donna Kelso at 285-5776 then viit Building for saving roceie he monie passes Last Week's Winner: Linda LeClair, 14 me Seven-year-old Aaron Thomas found this hummingbird drowning in the water of Gamboa Lake. With a paddle he saved the bird, and planned to let iim go after the ird dried off. Pet of the week Suzanne and Diana Rodgers with their 5year-old Mastiff, Gig. You've probably seen them walking him around post. Kids. If you d like to see a picture of yourself and your pet in the Tropic Times, send it though MPS to Tropic Times, Unit 7145, Iie APO AA 34004 or drop it in our bo at the Fort Clayton Post Office. Be sure to include your name, as well as your pet's name. (You can also send us a little information about your pet.) Write your name and address on the back of the photo so we can send it back to you, Happy birthday! LunchMenu Curundu Middle and Balboa High Schools March 23-27 Monday -Hamburger, lettuce leaf and tomato slice, corn, peaches, sugar cookie. Tuesday -Ham and fried rice, carrot and celery sticks, pineapple, cinnamon roll. Wednesday -Grilled hasm and cheese sandwich, green beans, applesaUce, oatmeal raisin cookie. Thursday -BarbecUe chicken, buttered noodles, peas, -~ fruit cocktail in red gelatin. Shajairra Williams, 8 Tisoitsy Pairker, 8 James MeCriary, 6 Rebekah Clark, 12 Friday -Fishwich or cheese pizza, tossed salad, orMarch 4 Murch 10 March 15 March 22 ange, vanilla or chocolate pudding Cunis Billigue, 3 Jun Avilcs, 11 Kesn Bentley, I Amelia Langsten, 4 Thomas Williams, 4 Rachael Baitel, 6 March 22 March 22 March 23 March 25 March 25 March 25


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