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Gift of the Panama Canal Museum


Tropic


Times


Vol. XII No. 19 Fort Clayton and Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama Friday, May 14,1999
Serving the Joint Community




























S *- (Top) Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army South command-
ing general, passes the Colors to the new USARSO command ser-
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Sgeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Robert P. Keehu, in an Assumption
- of Responsibility Ceremony held Thursday at Soldiers' Field. In the
" background is the Theater Support Brigade command sergeant ma-
-. * .jo br, Command Sgt. Major John Humphries. (Left) Keehu, a 26-year
Army veteran, addresses soldiers and guests to the ceremony.




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SAssumption of Responsibility
(Top) Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army South command-
ing general, passes the Colors to the new USARSO command ser-.
" ::.geant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Robert P. Keehu, in an Assumption
.pP~~ .-. -� . .. .. of Responsibility Ceremony held Thursday at Soldiers' Field. In the
>.:., background is the Theater Support Brigade command sergeant ma-
jor, Command Sgt. Major John Humphries. (Left) Keehu, a 26-year
_I~ . � . ..- .' : ,, Army veteran, addresses soldiers and guests to the ceremony.




USARSO holds Town Hall Meeting


story and photo by
Carmela Lowe Gobern
Tropic Times Staff
FORT CLAYTON - "We are still here
till the very end to make sure you have a
safe and successful move out of
Panama," said Maj. Gen. Philip R.
Kensinger, Jr., U.S. Army South com-
manding general, in his welcome com-
ments to attendees of the monthly Town


Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., U.S
manding general, gave the openir
USARSO Town Hall Meeting.


Hall Meeting, held Thursday at the Va-
lent Recreation Center. Members of the
military community as well as civilian em-
ployees and leaders from several agen-
cies, units, directorates and organiza-
tions were in attendance.
The meeting was hosted by Col. Rich-
ard B. Thomas, Theater Support Brigade
commander, and several forthcoming
events were highlighted: The commence-
ment exercise of
Balboa High
School Saturday;
the 79th Army
Band Armed
Forces Day Con-
cert Saturday at
the Fort Clayton
Theater; the last
graduation of
' -" Panama Canal
College on
Thursday; the
"Hasta Luego"
S"' Reception on
, Thursday; the
Military/Civilian
Award Ceremony
. Army South com- on May 21; Life
ig remarks to the in Motion Work-
shop on May 25;


and the Summer Youth Program, among
others.
Parents were encouraged to register
their children today and Saturday at
Building 155, Fort Clayton, for the Sum-
mer Youth Program, which is all in keep-
ing with the goal of maintaining quality
of life until the very end.
Members of the community were en-
couraged to continue planning ahead to
allow for a smooth transition of the draw-
down, and they were asked to direct
their questions to the source that could
offer bonafide solutions to their con-
cerns.
Col. Thomas thoroughly discussed
the following topics accompanied by a
slide presentation:
* Various forthcoming ceremonies,
including that of the USARSO Departure
Ceremony which is scheduled for July 30
on Soldiers' Field;
* The closing of DODD schools on
Thursday;
* The shipment of household goods
and privately-owned vehicles and the
importance of scheduling them on a
timely manner;
* The availability of set-aside quar-
ters for those who are PCSing;
* The extended hours of the Hous-


ing Office (7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday -
Friday, and 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Satur-
day);
* The opening of the West Bank Vet
Clinic;
* The new Fort Clayton-Tocumen
Airport shuttle bus schedule;
- The orderly scheduling of trans-
portation of pets.
On this point, Thomas emphasized
that serious action would be taken on pet
abandonment.
- Other topics included the announce-
ment of new installation passes effective
Aug. 1 for gardeners and domestic em-
ployees; the new 24 hour ambulance ser-
vice offered by ALERTA; and new hours
to be in effect on June 1 at the Corozal
Commissary (Mon. closed, 10 a.m. - 6
p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday);
Also present at the meeting to answer
questions were Greta Kensinger, wife of
the USARSO commanding general,; Lt.
Col. Dale A. Hess, deputy commander,
24th Support Group; USARSO Command
Sgt. Maj. Robert P. Keehu, and TSB
Command Sgl. Maj. John Humphrics.
Special guests included representa-
tives Irom Fort Buchanan in Puerto Rico.


Important Days
Page 3: Today is Spouse Day and Satur-
day is Armed Forces Day. Check out Page
3 to learn the historical significance and
founding of Armed Forces Day, and read
the address of Maj. Gen. Philip R.
Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army South command-
ing general, and get his thoughts on the
importance of military spouses.


DoDDS celebration
All DoDDs schools will be closed from
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, for a
DoDDS Panama Organizational Closing
Celebration. Parents should arrange to ob-
tain student records before or after the cel-
ebration. School offices will open for regu-
lar hours beginning May 24. From May 24,
all schools will focus on closing operations.


BHS Graduation
The BHS Graduation will be held 7:30
a.m. Saturday on the front lawn of the
high school. Each family of a senior will
be given eight tickets for their guests. All
registered alumni and guests must pick up
their reserved tickets by 4 p.m. today in
the main office of BHS. For information,
see Page B11.




























































FORT CLAYTON (Installation
Volunteer Coordinator's Office) -
Daniel LaPlaca has been chosen
as the U.S. Army South Volunteer of
the Week for his outstanding sup-
port to the community.
LaPlaca does volunteer work for
the post office on Fort Clayton.
He said what he likes most about
volunteering at the post office is
seeing how happy people are when
he gives them their packages.
His most rewarding experience is
receiving a Certificate of Apprecia-
tion for his volunteer work.
In his spare time, LaPlaca enjoys
collecting NFL caps and playing
sports.


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Sgt. Tywanna Gordon (Tropic Times)
Daniel LaPlaca is the U.S. Army
South Volunteer of the Week.
LaPlaca was born in California and
has lived in Panama his entire life.


SPeople


Jar


Tech. Sgt. Miconna Boaldin (U.S. Air Force)
And they're out of here
Italo Morales, 24th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment operator,
Tech Sgt. Kevin Cramer, airfield manager, and Tech. Sgt. Jeff McCoy,
24th CES heavy equipment operator, remove the aircraft arresting sys-
tems from the Howard Air Force Base airfield May 6 and 7 as part of the
United States pullout from Panama. The system was an emergency fea-
ture on Tailhook-equipped aircraft such as the F-15 and F-16.


This authorized unofficial command information publication is for U.S. armed forces overseas. The Tropic Times is published in conjunction with the Armed Forc-
es 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.
Building 405, Field Printing Plant, Corozal One West
Phone: 285-6612/4666 or FAX 285-6613.
E-Mail: pbouchard@usarso-lan l.army.mil
USARSO LAN address: pbouchard@sopa@usarso
Tropic Times on the World Wide Web at: www.tropictimes.com
E-Mail: daniel-amores@usa.net

Commander in Chief........................................................ Gen. Charles E. Wilhelm
Director, U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs ............ Col. Vicente C. Ogilvie
U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs Office .................................. (305) 437-1200
Editor .................. ..................................... ......................Sgt. Paul Bouchard
Assistant Editor ........ .....................................................Sgt. Tywanna Gordon
Writer/Editor ..........................................Spc. Kenneth K. Rockett
W riter/Editor ..................................................................................... Griselda Sterling
W riter/Editor....................... ................................................ Car ela Lowe Gobem


Office Autom ation Clerk ...................................................................Tina Sum m erton
V volunteer ....................................................................................... D issenia O rtega
U.S. Army South Commanding General ..............Maj. Gen. Philip R Kensinger Jr.
U.S. Army South Public Affairs Office ........................................................288-3143
Public Affairs Officer ....................................................Lt. Col. Byron D. Conover
Deputy Public Affairs Officer................................................Capt. Larry D. Winchel
Comm and Inform ation......... ................... ..........................................Gaby Capriles
NCOIC ...........................................................Sgt. 1st Class Christopher C. Calkins
Editor ..................................................... .............................. Spc. D eborah L. Long
24th Wing Commander.........................................................Col. Gregory L. Trebon
24th Wing Public Affairs Office ............................................ ............... 284-5459
Chief of Public Affairs ......................................... st Lt. Joseph Della Vedova
NCOIC ...........................................Tech. Sgt. Miconna J. Boaldin
Editor ..............................................................................StaffSgt. John B. Dendy IV
Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South ..................Col. Barry J. Chisholm
Joint Interagency Task Force South Public Affairs Office .....................284-7502


2 Tropic Times
May 14, 1999


SGriselda Sterling (Tropic Times)
S'American Red Cross volunteer ceremony
. The American Red Cross Volunteer Office hosted the last volunteer recogni-
tion ceremony at the Fort Clayton Community Club, April 28. The event came
to an end with the recognition of more than 75 volunteers. Greta Kensinger,
wife of the U.S. Army South commanding general (right), Candy Trebon, wife
of the 24th Wing Commander (left), and Susan O'Neil, wife of the 24th Medi-
cal Group Commander (not shown) are honorary advisors and were recog-
nized with certificates, volunteer cups and pens. A buffet was followed by the
ceremony.


Volunteer of


the Week


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Tropic Times
May 14,1999


Celebrate Armed Forces Day


U.S. Army South
Fort Clayton, Panama

May 14, 1999



To All Joint Task Force Panama Military Spouses:

I join the Army Chief of Staff in expressing sincere appreciation to
all the military spouses of the Joint Task Force Panama for the
unwavering support you have given to your husbands and wives who
serve our Nation.

Your spirit of volunteerism defines the excellence of our military
communities, and your selfless commitment makes the vital difference
in Joint Task Force Panama's ability to accomplish our challenging
mission.

Your dedication and support are what make Joint Task Force
Panama a family. Your efforts play an impor at rt in moving us
through the challenges of drawdo /ropey transfer and
relocation. We could not do it with t y . On half of the entire
command, thank you for your time, iti , nd pport.



ili singer, Jr.
ajor / er l, U.S. Army
Comn din Officer

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A salute to our men,
women in uniform
story by Carmela Lowe Gobern
Tropic Times Staff
Each year the third Saturday in the
month of May is Armed Forces Day, an
annual celebration under the sponsor-
ship of the Department of Defense.
* This special recognition to the offic-
ers and enlisted per-
sonnel of the military,
was created on Aug. ARMED
31, 1949, during the ad-
ministration of Secretary
of Defense Louis
Johnson, in commemora-
tion of the unification of
the Army, Navy, Marine
Corps, Air Force and
Coast Guard under one de-
partment, the Department
of Defense.
Although this date is not
a legal or public holiday,
Americans everywhere join to-
gether to honor the contributions,
sacrifices, professionalism, dedication,
courage, spirit, tenacity, patriotism,
and commitment by our men and
women in the service of their country
all over the world.
Former Secretary of Defense Robert
A. Lovett (1951-1953), once stated that
the celebration of Armed Forces Day
not only serves to remind us of the
continued unification of our Armed


Airman explains how to ship your second car


story by Maj. Eric M. Paulson
24th Operations Support Squadron
Many of you out there have a second car and you're
trying to figure out what to do with it. You've had it
listed in the Tropic Times and maybe even one of the
papers downtown, but you don't have any solid bites
and your portcall is coming up fast.You know that
you've got a decent car and would keep it if it wasn't
impossible to take it with you to your next duty station.
Forget about abandoning your car on base; as a profes-
sional you know that's not an option.
Although it does take some planning, shipping your
second car yourself is not as daunting as it may initially
seem. In 26 days I shipped my second car from Colon
to Miami, then on a truck across the United States to
Long Beach, Calif., and then on a ship bound for Ha-
waii-sounds impossible but it wasn't. Now I've got
the peace of mind knowing I don't have to pay cab
fares or rent a car because my second car is waiting
for me in Honolulu when I step off the plane. I'll
see my government shipped car in about two
months.
I started out by doing some key word com-
bination searches on the internet. I also looked
in the Panama yellow pages under
"Transportes Maritimos." You'll find lots of op-
tions. I compared prices, timeliness, and destina-
tions to make my decision. At first you would think
that to get my car to Hawaii I would ship it up the U.S.
West Coast or direct to Hawaii from Panama. But sur-
prisingly, I found most shipping goes to the U.S. East
Coast and very little to the West Coast. Therefore ship-
ping to the West Coast direct was more expensive and
took longer.
My total cost was $2,350 and I charged it all on to my
credit card, except for the Panama to Miami segment. At
first that sounds like a lot of money, and it is. But my
sponsor told me that the Hawaiian government charges
a $3,000 - 4,000 "paradise" tax on car purchases, so I re-
ally saved money. And the time I spent coordinating the
shipping is less than I would have spent looking to
buy another car. By the way, I also found that you
could ship from Colon to Europe in less than 10 days for
under $1,000.
*Documents
I shipped my second car down here from the states
and kept all the shipping documents. That made it
easier. For example, I didn't have to worry about my car


meeting U.S. specifications. I also had my tax exemp-
tion letter already, but you can get one from the exon-
eration office at Fort Clayton. Don't forget next year
when you do your taxes that shipping your car counts
as a moving expense and comes right off the top. I esti-
mated that the government will reimburse me 20 percent
of my shipping cost for my tax bracket.
*Shop around
I picked Seaboard Marine. They also ship to Hous-
ton. I went downtown to their office with my shipping
documents, my PCS orders, my exoneration letter and
cash. They were all very easy to work with and all
spoke English-the international shipping language.
If you don't have shipping documents already,
they'll help you get them. I had them ship my car "roll
on/roll off," which is considerably cheaper than having


it containerized. If you're shipping your Ferrari, you
may want to containerize it, but I decided to let them
drive my Neon on and off the ship.
The day after I got my paperwork done my wife
drove the van and I drove the Neon to Colon. At their
Colon office they stamped the documents and I drpve
the car to the secure warehouse. They loaded it on the
ship the next morning and it was in Miami five days
later.
*Insurance
I was able to use my Panama car insurance for cover-
age during shipment to Miami so I canceled my policy
for the day after it arrived in Miami. The ship insures by
weight for a maximum of only a few thousand dollars -
not enough to replace my car if it sinks in the Carib-
bean.
I decided not to insure it while it was on board the
truck across the states because the drivers are fully in-
sured for any dings they put on my car. Then I reestab-
lished insurance with my previous stateside insurer for
the Hawaiian leg of the journey.
*Customs


If you can pick up your car at the port and process it
through customs you're golden. But I didn't have that
luxury and had to hire a broker. The broker faxed me a
power of attorney. I filled it out at the Legal Office and
faxed it back with a copy of the title for him to pick up
my car from customs and deliver it to the trucking com-
pany. For $150 the broker took his cut and paid the port
fees. You'll have to process your car through customs
even though it is duty free.
*Transport
Overland Transportation Trucking firms will trans-
port your car to any U.S. address you want and there
are lots of firms out there. You can ask the company
that shipped your car to the states what trucking firm
they're happy with. I searched again on the Internet
and selected A to Z Auto.
I can't tell you their fee or phone number, but I tell
you these ladies took such great care of me that I sent
them a thank you card. They called and e-mailed
me, told me what I had to do, told me where my
car was, etc. That gave me some real peace of
mind. The trucker they hired got my car from
Miami to Los Angeles in eight days and took it
directly to the shipping company that sent it to
Hawaii.
*Final leg to Honolulu
Picking a company from Los Angeles to Hawaii was
easy. I found only one company with a home page
when I did my Internet search for "Long Beach," "Ho-
nolulu," "auto," and "shipping." So I used them.
Though they have a lot of business, they promised that
my car would not wait in Long Beach longer than a
week. I didn't get my car on the first ship, but it did get
on the second and will be waiting for me when I arrive. I
was able to track its movement on the Internet.
They told me that they would hold my car in their
parking lot free for seven days while they wait for my
arrival. My sponsor offered to pick it up for me if I faxed
him a power of attorney, but since I'll be there in time I
don't need his assistance.
Is it work? Yes, there is a lot to do, but since I had a
mechanically sound car that was almost paid off it was
the right choice. Good luck and hope your car-shipping
story will be as successful.
(EDITOR'SNOTE: The above story is an account of
how one person at Howard Air Force Base was able to
ship his second car. The information is not necessarily
endorsed by the Traffic Management Office but is an
alternative that individuals can pursue.)


Voices


Forces, but also of the special unity
among all of our citizens in the inter-
ests of security and peace.
In his 1999 Armed Forces Day Mes-
sage, Secretary of Defense William
Cohen salutes our men and women in
uniform for their achievements and self-
less service, and reminds them that
Armed Forces Day is a celebration of
their willingness to serve, in an effort
to spread the blessings of freedom and
democracy to people
ORCES DAY around the world.
Parades, open houses,
special ceremonies, re-
ceptions, concerts, and
air shows are some of
the events held in com-
memoration of Armed
Forces Day.
This special day also
serves to increase aware-
ness among civilians of the
role of the Armed Forces.
There are exhibits and dem-
onstrations of new weapons
and equipment, jets fly overhead,
vessels and ships in ports along with
bases and military establishments are
all open to the public. Private citizens
display the "Stars and Stripes" to show
their recognition of the devotion to
duty of our military personnel.
As part of our local celebration, the
79th Army Band will feature a concert
at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fort
Clayton Theater.


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4Tropic Times
May 14,1999


V Feature


Lightning: the truth behind its beautiful light


HOWARD AFB - The base policy
for safe operations of personnel and
for protection of base assets is that the
Weather Station issues a weather advi-
sory for any thunderstorm observed
within 25 nautical miles of the airfield.
The Weather Station is then re-
quired to issue a weather watch for the
potential of lightning within five nauti-
cal miles of the airfield.
The desired lead time, or the time
between the time of issue to time of ac-
tual occurrence, is 30 minutes. The
weather station then issues a weather
warning for lightning observed within 5
nautical miles.
In a perfect world, a thunderstorm is
observed as it moves inside of 25 miles,
and an advisory is issued. It is moni-
tored with the use of RADAR, satellite
imagery and a cloud to ground light-
ning detection system as it approaches
the station as to its speed, direction,
stage of development, and frequency
and location of lightning strikes.
With this information the forecaster
issues a watch 30 minutes before light-
ning is observed or detected within
five nautical miles.
There are all sorts of variations in
the real world. One example is a thun-
derstorm with lightning forming di-
rectly overhead of the airfield. In this
case an advisory and warning would
be issued simultaneously.
Another example is a thunderstorm
moving over the airfield and only emit-
ting cloud-to-cloud lightning, or cloud-
to-ground lightning outside of 5 nauti-
cal miles. In this case the threat of
lightning striking someone or some-
thing was there although the watch
would not be verified.
The unpredictability of where and
when lightning will strike cannot be
overestimated, but knowledge.of where
it can and cannot strike and dispel-
ling myths and misconceptions greatly
enhances personnel safety.
The following are myths, truths and
some answers to frequently asked
questions concerning lightning. (For
further information on lightning check
out: http://wvlightning.com/
MYTH: Lightning only strikes very
tall objects, or lightning always
strikes the tallest object.
TRUTH: Lightning doesn't always
strike the tallest and most conductive
object.
Lightning strikes the tallest objects
in a particular area. For instance, if
there is a lone small tree in a large field
and the field is surrounded by very tall
trees, the small tree is just as likely to
get hit by lightning as the tall ones. It
is also possible for the lightning to
strike the ground in the field and com-
pletely miss the trees.
If you are out in the open and are
surrounded by tall objects, do not as-
sume you are safe from lightning.
MYTH: Rubber shoes or boots insu-
late and therefore protect against a
lightning strike.
TRUTH: Air is also insulating. A
lightning bolt has pushed its way
through miles of air, so it won't be
stopped by a half-inch of rubber.
People who have been struck by light-
ning often get their shoes (and/or
clothes) blown off or blown apart from
the powerful shock wave produced by
the lightning stroke.
MYTH: Lightning only strikes good


conductors like metal.
TRUTH: This can be a deadly as-
sumption. Lightning can strike any ma-
terial that is in its path. True, the light-
ning current is more likely to flow
through good conductors, but like the
first myth, lightning will strike the best
conductor in a particular area.
MYTH: 'Heat Lightning' is caused
by hot weather.
TRUTH: Although hot weather is
generally ideal for thunderstorm forma-
tion, heat lightning has nothing to do
with hot weather. Heat lightning is the
name given to the faint flashes of light
on the horizon at night caused by light-
ning from distant thunderstorms.
Heat lightning got its name because
it is often seen on hot summer nights,
a time when thunderstorms are com-
mon.
MYTH: Lightning rods discharge a
cloud and prevent a lightning strike.
TRUTH: Lightning rods, along with
a good lightning protection system of
grounded cable, only serve to divert
lightning current safely to ground,
should lightning strike.
There is no way to discharge or
drain the charge from a storm with
lightning rods, or with anything, for
that matter.
Most storms are 10 - 20 miles wide
and many miles high. A lightning rod
is a tiny speck in comparison to the
mighty electrical charge generation in-
side these mammoth clouds. Although
there can be slight corona discharge
off of pointy rods (sometimes called
St. Elmo's Fire), this current 'leak' is
simply too small to have any hindering
effect on the huge rate of charge
buildup inside the storm cloud.
MYTH: A surge protector will pro-
tect against a lightning strike.
TRUTH: Unfortunately not. A com-
mon surge protector will only stop
voltage spikes and surges, but not the
huge, violent burst of current from a
close lightning strike. Lightning cur-
rent is simply too big to protect with a
little electronic device inside a power
strip. The only way to protect your ste-
reo, television, computer, or any elec-
tronic appliance is to unplug all power,
telephone (modem), and antenna con-
nections during a thunderstorm.

Does lightning ever hit water?
Yes. Lightning can hit water just as
easily as it can hit dry land. Since water
is a good electrical conductor, current
from a strike can travel far from the
strike point.
For this reason, swimming during a
storm or while storms are nearby is
dangerous. Another reason swimming
during a storm isn't safe is because the
swimmer is protruding from the surface
of the water, somewhat increasing the
probability of a direct hit from a nearby
strike.
If you are caught outside during a
thunderstorm, you should stay away
from large bodies of water such as riv-
ers, lakes, and oceans.
Why does lightning/static electric-
ity damage electronics? Can other ap-
pliances be damaged by lightning?
Electronic chips have very delicate,
microscopic circuitry that is easily
damaged by even small sparks from
static electricity.
Most other appliances, like washers,
refrigerators, lamps, etc., usually don't


(Courtesy)
Lightning made this four-inch hole at Howard AFB last year.


have a lot of electronic components, so
static electricity usually won't harm
them.
However, a direct or very close light-
ning strike can destroy any electric ap-
pliance, electronic or non-electronic, if
the large lightning current flows
through them. Lightning current can
burn up wires inside appliances, mo-
tors, and household electrical circuits.
Due to the highly sensitive nature of
electronics, a surge from a power line
malfunction or a far-away lightning
strike to a power line could be enough
to cause permanent damage to elec-
tronic appliances, which is why using a
surge protection device is recom-
mended.

What color is lightning?
Lightning is white, sometimes with
a blue tint. In the same way that sun-
sets have many colors, faraway light-
ning can appear yellow, purple, red, or-
ange, even green.

Lightning strike victims:
Victims of lightning strikes are not
always initially in a fatal situation.
Typically, a lightning strike will cause
'only' a cardiac arrest that can be cor-
rected by proper resuscitation. Many
lightning-related deaths occur when the
victim does not receive the proper
medical attention, so make it a priority
to know cardiopulmonary, resuscita-
tion.

What is thunder?
Thunder is the name given to the
loud sound waves created by lightning.
The lightning channel heats and ex-
pands quickly and explosively, causing
a violent disturbance in the air sur-
rounding the strike that radiates out-
ward for a short distance as a super-
sonic shock wave, and then as a sound
wave. All lightning and sparks creates
thunder. That little crack when a spark
jumps from your finger to the doorknob
is a miniature version of thunder.
You can use thunder to calculate
how far away a lightning strike is.
When you see the flash, count the
seconds until you hear the thunder. Di-
vide the seconds by five, and that will
be the distance in miles to the strike.
For instance, thunder heard 10 seconds


after the lightning means the lightning
struck two miles away.
The safest place to be in a lightning
storm is indoors. Automobiles are also
very effective in protecting you from a
big shock because the current flows
through the metal frame of thecar. If
you are in a car, do not touch any ex-
posed metal that is connected to the
car. Indoors means indoors - struc-
tures like bus shelters, outhouses, lean-
to shelters, or any small nonmetal
structures do not give sufficient light-
ning protection. If you are in a house
or building, do not use the telephone
or any electrical appliance that is con-
nected to the building's electrical wir-
ing.
Do not use showers, sinks, or any-
thing where you are in contact with
water that is in turn in contact with the
building's plumbing system. If light-
ning strikes the building you are in, it
is likely the current will flow either
through the electrical wiring or the wa-
ter pipes, and you may receive a possi-
bly fatal shock if you are in contact
with the wiring or water system.

If you are caught outside:
Stay away from tall, isolated objects
like trees, flagpoles, or posts, and
avoid large open areas like fields or
parking lots where you are the rela-
tively highest object.
Stay away from lakes, ponds, rail-
road tracks, and fences which could
bring current from a 'far-away' light-
ning strike to you. Dense woods are
relatively safe due to the large number
of trees that decrease the chance of
lightning striking a tree next to you,
but do not stand close to any of the
trees.
If there is no shelter, crouch down,
grab your ankles, and bend forward, in
a position where your head is notthe
highest part of your body and where
your head does not touch the ground.
Do not lie flat on the ground.
If lightning is about to strike you or
something extremely close, you may
experience a tingling feeling on your
skin and/or your hair may stand on
end. If this occurs, quickly get into the
position described above. It is unlikely
that you will not be able find sufficient
shelter, though.









SNews


Tropic Times
May 14, 1999


USARSO PAO - Southern Command
Network has a 'natural drawdown' plan
on the number of cable channels avail-
able to military members.
SCN is responsible for the govern-
ment cable contract and will oversee the
operations as military installations draw-
down for closure. As the number of
people decrease so will the number of
channels available.
Cable Onda is a profit-making down-
town cable company that runs a wireless
cable'system. Cable Onda has only a lim-
ited number of frequencies, with 16 chan-
nels being the maximum they can have.
As the American audience drops off rap-
idly they are going to lose money be-
cause they will be broadcasting to a
smaller market. That means the company
needs to free up channels to meet the
needs of their new Panamanian audi-
ence.


Financial Stability


ADVANCE PAY




HOWARD AFB - Advance Pay provides mem-
bers, with funds to meet extraordinary expenses during
a government-ordered move. It is intended to assist
with expenses that exceed reimbiursements incurred
with a permanentchange of station move and are ex-
penses not typical of day-to-day military living.
Advance pay will not be authorized for out-of-
pocket expenses covered by advances of other pay
and entitlements if they are payable due to the
move, such as per diem, transportation, housing and
dislocation allowances.
Member's squadron commanders have oversight
responsibility to ensure that the advance of pay is
only used to help with the financial burden of a per-
manent change of station move. Authorization for
Advance Pay must not be delegated past the
Squadron Commander.
Members are limited to three months base pay in
advance. All deductions including federal taxes so-
cial security taxes state income taxes, DELTA Dental
plans, SGLI, and monthly repayment of prior ad-
vances or unpaid military debts will be made from
the payment.
Advance Pay is.normally repaid in equal install-
ments over 12 months; Squadron commanders may
authorize repayments of up to 24 months in special
circumstances. Members in grades E-5 and above
may receive up to one month advance pay without
commander's approval. Grades E-4 and below must
obtain commanders approval for all advance pay re-
quests.
Advance Pay cap be requested up to 30 days
prior to a member's departure and up to 60 days af-
ter arrival at the new duty station. Members may re-
quest advance pay multiple Limes, if the three-month
maximum is not exceeded.
For details, contact the Accounting and Finance
Office at 284-5046/5101/4454/4902 or visit our cus-
tomer service area between 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Our web
site is also available at wwwmil.howard.af.mil/Squad-
rons/CPTSpage/cpts.htm.


Due to the cable contract with Cable
Onda, SCN was scheduled to lose one
channel in April. That is when Channel
23 WGN-Chicago was dropped.
SCN decided to close this channel for
two reasons: 1) In a recent SCN audience
survey that channel was rated the "least
watched." 2) During the summer
months, WGN-Chicago shows a lot more
baseball than entertainment program-
ming. (SCN has other channels to cover
sports.)
This is only the beginning of fewer
cable channels: On July 31 all base
cable services will be reduced to eight
channels. Those channels will be
ESPN, TNT, TBS, CNN, MTV, SCN
14,15 and 16.
On Sept. 30, cable television com-
pletely goes away. However, SCN will
continue to broadcast on air, Channel 8,
until Dec 31.


and I
USARSO PAO - There are some people who are
under the impression that the military pays for ALL
expenses, incurred during a PCS move. The military
does pay all major moving expenses but there are
many costs associated with a move that you and
your family will be responsible for paying. One of
the largest costs a family can encounter when relo-
cating is housing. With the services that are of-
fered on the installation in the Relocation Assis-
tance Program and Consumer Affairs and Financial
Assistance from ACS, and some sound financial
planning on your part, you should be able to make
a move that won't force you to arrive at your new
assignment broke andin debt. Finan-
cial stability is an impor-
tant aspect of life in gen-
eral but it is even more
important when you
may be getting into
financial trouble
during a move that
can color your en-
tire tour at the
new duty station.
The trick is to
avoid problems
that can set you
behind perma-
nently by becoming aware of some of the
"hidden costs" as well as the obvious costs of
moving and planning ahead for them.
Pre-Departure Costs
Before you actually leave your present location,
there may be several costs for which you need to
budget. Some of the typical pre-move costs are
listed below, but your own personal circumstances
may create other additional costs:
Any repairs, replacement or cleaning costs to
clear a rental property or the quarters on base;


DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE


HOWARD PAO - The purpose of
DLA is to partially reimburse a member
for the expenses incurred when relocat-
ing the member's household. This al-
lowance is in addition to all other Per-
manent Change of Station entitlements.
DLA is paid based on the member's
pay grade and dependency status. The
current DLA totals are based on two-
and-half months of the standard Basic
Allowance for Housing rates.
Members are entitled to one DLA
during a fiscal year unless the Secre-
tary of the Air Force approves excep-
tion. For those members who have
processed Early Return of Dependent
orders during the current fiscal year,
they will not be entitled to an addi-
tional DLA if they PCS during the same
fiscal year of the ERD (Oct, 1, 1998
through Sept. 1999).
When a member is married to an-


other military member only one will re-
ceive DLA. If married members move
independently of each other both mem-
bers may be entitled to DLA in their
own right. Contact Accounting and Fi-
nance for more guidance and details.
DLA is considered a travel entitle-
ment and is paid upon completion of a
member/dependent travel voucher at
the new Permanent Duty Station. DLA
is not paid in advance but if funds are
needed prior to completion of the travel
voucher, cash advances using the gov-
ernment VISA card are authorized.
For additional information please
contact Accounting and Finance at
5046/5101/4454/4902 or visit our cus-
tomer service from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Our web page also offers helpful in-
formation.
Visitatwwwmil.howard.af.mil/Squad-
rons/CPTSpage/cpts.htm.


Theater Support Brigade,
I: Hazardous Material/Waste '

I ^Turn-In Days

May 26 - 27
No paperwork, no hassles, no questions
SWhat should you take to the pick-up point?
Batteries, solvents, antifreeze, paints, STB, DS-2, pesticides, waste oil, waste fuel, waste antifreeze, waste solvents, chemicals, compressed gas cylinders and house-
hold cleaning items.
Where are the pick-up points?
Hazardous Waste Accumulation Point, Building 540, Corozal, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. May 26 - 27, or call 285-6576. No paperwork required, no questions asked.
Who to call for information and assistance?
Ymelda Padilla, DEH Environmental Branch at 285-3690/3685 or fax 285-5541. Follow transportation rules and call if you need help with containers.
No Paperwork, No Hassles, No Questions
Don't miss this opportunity
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loving
Travel and lodging for permissive TDY
house-hunting trips; New clothing for the family if
you are moving to an area that has an unusual or
different climate than your present one.
Temporary lodging (after you've moved out and
until you're in your new home). If temporary lodg-
ing on base is NOT available, then be sure to ob-
tain a non-availability statement.
Food expenses after you move out and before
you depart.
New or additional luggage. A pet cage. Selling
or storage of POVs.

In-Transit Costs
The military will pay a
certain amount of the
Travel and lodging ex-
penses incurred
enroute from one duty
station to the other. If
you decide to take
leave enroute however,
that will of course be at
your own expense. There may
be several additional costs involved
such as transportation, lodging and
food bills. The expenses should be budgeted
in your financial plan, prior to departure so that
you will not face financial difficulties enroute.
There are several regulations regarding enroute
costs. For instance, family travel is not authorized
at government expense to a TDY training assign-
ment.
If your family wishes to join you under such cir-
cumstance it MUST be at your personal expense.
For more information on moving costs or any
PCS questions, please stop by the Relocation
Center, Building 200, Fort Clayton or call 288-
9235/34.


Southern Command Network drawdown









6 Tropic Times F
May 14,1999


Graduation Time




FSU, Univ. of Okla., hold c


story and photos by Sgt. Paul Bouchard
Tropic Times Editor
(BALBOA/FORT CLAYTON) - Two universities with
rich traditions in Panama - Florida State University and the
University of Oklahoma - held graduation ceremonies Sat-
urday, bestowing advanced degrees to 80 students in
fields such as computer science, international affairs, Latin
American studies, political science, educational psychol-
ogy and public administration.

FSU Graduation
The FSU Panama Canal Branch graduation was held in
the Panama Canal College Auditorium in La Boca in
Balboa.
After the invocation by Professor Dennis King, the di-
rector of Religious Education for U.S. Army South, Dr.
Frederick L. Jenks, the director of the FSU Panama Canal
Branch, welcomed the graduates, their guests and the dig-
nitaries to the graduation ceremony. Jenks' remarks, in
part, focused on the diversity of the graduating class of 50
students.
"Today, we have graduates from seven countries and
four continents," he said. "Some graduates are in their
teens, some are grandparents, some of you are retirees and
some of you have yet to start your first job. You are truly a
diverse crowd. ... You are all an international bridge."
The next speaker to address the crowd was Dr.
Lawrence G. Abele, the Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs at FSU. Abele said it is "a great symbol to
have the graduation here," referring to the fact that the
branch will continue in Panama after the U.S. military with-
drawal of Panama. Earlier this year an arrangement was
worked out whereby FSU will become the steward of the
college's campus at La Boca.
Abele reiterated that FSU was committed to the Ameri-
cas and to Panama. He then introduced the guest speaker
for the graduation.

Special envoy is guest speaker
The guest speaker of the FSU graduation was the Hon-
orable Kenneth H. MacKay Jr., President Clinton's Special
Envoy to Latin America. MacKay has had a distinguished
career in politics. He is the former governor of Florida. He
served in both the Florida House of Representatives and
the Florida Senate. He also served in the U.S. House of
Representatives where he served on the Foreign Affairs
Committee and the Drug Oversight Sub-Committee.
MacKay, in his remarks, thanked Maj. Gen. Philip R.
Kensinger Jr., the U.S. Army South commanding general,
and the military members in attendance for their service to
the United States. MacKay said the graduating class was
graduating in the midst of a revolution, a revolution that
"Panama is at the center of."
"This revolution is one of diversity," he said. MacKay


spoke about the diversity of the U.S. population and how
the United States benefits from the contribution of immi-
grants. He also said that even if the United States is the
most diverse, most multiethnic country, it also has the most
enduring common values.
"Freedom unlocks human potential," he said. "Because
of this, we have a democracy in Latin American in 34 of 35
countries."
MacKay also spoke about how freedom and free trade
will help create a Free Trade Area in the Americas by the
year 2005, a market with 800 million consumers. "This will
be the most dynamic trade area in the world," he said.
MacKay also said that the U.S. must help its neighbors,
and help them respect the rule of law and human rights.
"FSU is part of that process," he emphasized. "1999 is
the beginning of a more mature relationship between our
two countries."
MacKay ended by saying that people should not be
measured by "what they acquire, but by what they give
back. ... History will respect the United States more for
giving the Canal back," he said.
MacKay gave the graduates best wishes and told them
how their education will help them enrich their lives and
help them make the right decisions as they head into the
21st century.

The University of Oklahoma graduation
The Oklahoma State University graduation was held
Saturday afternoon at Fort Clayton's Community Club.
After the invocation by Col. (Chaplain) Neil A.
Dennington, Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., the U.S.
Army South commanding general and the guest speaker
for the event, addressed the graduates and their guests.
Kensinger congratulated the graduates for their hard
work and sacrifices needed to obtain their advanced de-
grees. Kensinger also spoke about the diversity of the stu-
dents, some of whom are military members, military depen-
dents and civilian employees of the military that Kensinger
knew personally.
Kensinger said the student body reflected the scope of
the community and "what makes it a community of excel-
lence."
Kensinger said that it is "the competence that makes us
a great community," and that this competence comes from
practicing values such as integrity, country, selfless ser-
vice and sacrifice. He said the essence of education are
these values.
In his remarks, Kensinger also mentioned how the Uni-
versity of Oklahoma was the only U.S. university in the
hemisphere that offered an advanced degree. "This gradu-
ation will be part of a legacy; truly an end of an era," he
said.
Kensinger then spoke about how the U.S. military pres-
ence in Panama has helped not only Panama but the entire


hemisphere. He mentioned how the recent Panamanian elec-
tion is the first time in 25 years that Panama has consecu-
tive-democratically elected governments. "The military
feels good about its contribution to Panama and the hemi-
sphere," he said.
Kensinger ended by saying that the graduates
should bring their education "to the world of do-
ing." He ended by reverting back to the beginning of
his address where he compared the education pro-
cess to that of jumping out of an airplane with a
parachute.
"Today does not represent the end - it represents a be-
ginning. ... I wish you continued success. ... I know you'll
hit that dropzone."


Elizabeth Luff, wife of Air Force Capt. Mark Luff,
and Felipe Deida, chief of Evaluations for
USARSO, were two of the 50 FSU graduates Sat-
urday.


The Honorable Kenneth H. MacKay Jr., President Clinton's Special Envoy to Latin America, was the
guest speaker at the FSU graduation. MacKay, the former governor of Florida, spoke about many
themes in his speech such as diveristy, freedom, democracy and how education can enrich lives.


Laura Roberts, the CONUS contract director at the
University of Oklahoma, presents Dr. Avraham
Scherman, a professor of counseling at OU, with
a gift for his many years of teaching at the univer-
sity during the graduation ceremony Saturday. In
the background is Col. (chaplain) Neil A.
Dennington who gave the invocation for the cer-
emony.











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aj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army South commanding general, was the guest speaker for the
university of Oklahoma graduation held Saturday at the Fort Clayton Community Club. In his speech,
ensinger said that higher education was one factor as to why the USARSO community is a community
f excellence. He also advised the graduates to bring their education "to the world of doing."
ensinger also said that the University of Oklahoma was the only U.S. university in the hemisphere that
offered an advanced degree. "This graduation will be part of a legacy, truly an end of an era," he said.
all, 30 students received master's degrees from the University of Oklahoma Saturday. (background)
o the right of Maj. Gen. Kensinger is Marelisa Samuels, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and
e Advanced Programs field coordinator for the univeristy.


duates of the University of Oklahoma perform the traditional reversal of the tassle, symbolizing they
full-fledged graduates of the educational program. Three types of master's degrees were awarded
0 students of the university Saturday - a masters of arts in political science with a major in interna-
al relations, a master of education with a major in educational psychology and a master of public
inistration degree.


Florida State Univeristy
Panama Canal Branch
1999 Graduates

Magnum Cum Lae
Sharon Vaknin Birton BS/International Affairs
Pushpa Mirchandani BS/LACS-Business

Jeronimo Adan BS/LACS-Busines
Alda Elin Purcell Alexander BS/LACS-Business
Olga Barrio BS/Social Science
Daniel Ramon Guardia Bright BS/LACS-Business
Victor Brown BS/Computer Science
Lisa Michelle Burkett BS/lntemational Affairs
Elvia Cmz BS/nternational Affairs
Teresita Rcdriguez Chavez BS/Intemational Affairs
Lidia Lee Chong BA/LACS-Business
Michelle R. Dillard BS/Social Science
Maria Eleta BS/LACS-Business
Jennifer Espino BS/LACS-Business
Derick Facey BSlnternational Affairs
Natalia Fritzsche BS/Intemationa Affairs
Joel Gibbs BS/lnternational Affairs
Lex P. Gibson BS/Social Science
Ricardo Fung Gonzalez BS/Computer Science
Ana Victoria Guizado BS/Internationa Affairs and
LACS-Business
Virgilio Paul Blood Gurdian BS/Intenational Affairs
Blanca Van Beverboudt Hauke BS/Computer Science
Kristin Haycocks BS/Scial Science
Pamela Hemm BS/International Affairs
Sonja Renee Hubbard BS/Social Science
Felicity Jones BS/international Affairs
Paricio Ku BS/Computer Science
Martha C. Lady BS/lntemational Affairs
Arthur J. Litesy BS/Social Science
Tomas E. Guardia Lombardo BS/International Affairs
AlejandroJ. Lombardo BS/LACS-Business
Elizabeth Luff BA/International Affairs
Ava M. McConaughey BS/Social Science
Ponell Millar BS/LACS-Business
Luis Carlos Montenegro BS/Intemational Affairs
Shirley Nobles BS/Social Science
Darlene Pierce BS/Social Science
Maria Pinzon BA/LACS-Business
Ricardo Roman BS/LACS-Business
Robert W. Runvon BS/Social Science
Luz Andrea Schindeler BS/LACS-Business
Albeno Sudarsky BS/International Affairs
Elvira Valdes BA/International Affairs
Ramon Vallarino BS/LACS-Business
Hugo E. Villalobos BA/Intemational Affairs
Maria Watson BS/lntemational Affairs
Kendra V. Wilt B.ALACS-Business
Otto Zapat BS/Computer Science
Rachel Zelcer BS/Intemational Affairs
Graduates of the University
of Oklahoma

Master of Arts in Political Science with a major in
International Relations
Sergio Bario Ana Segismond
Leon Wilson Analioska Cooksey

Master of Education with a major in
Educational Psychology
Luis Branch Vivian Miller
Patricia Ramirez Eugene Rooker
Carol Scott Bonnie Seeley
Maria Vasquez Lori Washington
George Wilhams Cynthia Buckley
Webster Fisher John Gray
Donna Lopez Gelsomina Martin
Rene Martinez Daniel Medina

Master of Public Administration
Bryan Adams Ahorona Bitton
Rattan Dhaliwal Gary Johnson
Reynold Mateo Silvana Montero
Linda Perdiue Lisa Simmons
Satvinder Singh Jackie Smalls








8 Tropic Times
May 14,1999


Briefly


Driver's Education Center relocated
The Driver's Education Center is closed today for re-
location. On May 17 operation will begin at Building
721, Corozal, 2nd floor.

Ocean View Alumni Party
There will be an Ocean View Alumni Party from 8
p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, at the Diablo Spinning Club
(Point Area) for all Balboa High School alumni and
friends. There will be DJ music, live Reggae music, free
beer (until it runs out), MURGA (Panama "tipico" mu-
sic) and door prizes. Feel free to bring your own drinks
and lawnchair. There will be some seating available. The
cost of the party is $10 and is being organized by Willy
Palm, Reyna Royo, Jason and Lisa Post, and Zenia and
Tommy Morris. Payment will be at the entrance of the
Diablo Spinning Club (Point Area). If you have any ques-
tions you can contact Zenia or Tommy Morris at
tzmorris@pan.gbm.net. Tickets are also available locally
from any of these organizers.

Humanitarian Service Medal
The Humanitarian Service Medal will be awarded for
those personnel assigned to the Ecuador El Nifio Disas-
ter Relief Effort. The award has been approved for those
service members who provided humanitarian assistance
and were assigned to the operation from May 9 - 24,
1998. For more information, call ILt. Gillespie or Mrs.
Wilson-Carrasco at 288-6655/4155.

HAZMAT amnesty days
May 25 and 26 have been designated HAZMAT am-
nesty days for the base. Rid your workplace of old
paints, thinners, oils, adhesives and other hazardous ma-
terials.

Hasta Luego Panama
If you've got a PCS move coming up you should plan
to attend an Hasta Luego reception. The commanding.
general or his designated representative attends each
event and presents each departing soldier with a
USARSO coin. The next Hasta Luego for soldiers de-
parting USARSO in July, August and September is
Thursday at the Fort Clayton Community Club. For
more information, call 288-9268/9235.

Hasta Luego T-shirt sale
The American Red Cross is having an Hasta Luego T-
shirt sale. All prices have been drastically reduced. To
purchase your T-shirt stop by the Red Cross Office 8
a.m. - 4 p.m. starting Monday in Room 344, Building
519.

Housing Office hours extended
The Fort Clayton Housing Office will be open 7 a.m.
- 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday and 8 a.m. - noon Satur-
days. Scheduled pre-final and final housing inspections
and assignments to set-aside housing will be conducted
until 2 p.m. on Saturdays. This schedule will stay in ef-
fect until further notice.

Seven digit dialing
Personnel in Panama will now have to dial all seven
digits of a phone number when calling on or between
military installations. This will not affect dialing 119 or
110 for emergencies, dialing "8" for access to DSN
from an official line, or dialing 169 when making mo-
rale calls. For more information, contact the 24th Com-
munications Squadron Telephone Liaison Office at 284-
9211.

New Housing Office procedures
The 24th Civil Engineer Squadron's Housing Office
will operate in Building 2, at the south end of the CES
main building behind the Howard Commissary. All walk-
in customers will be handled at the existing industrial cus-
tomer service area in Building 2. In addition, Monday,
the Housing Office operating hours will be 7:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. Monday to Fridays for walk-in customers, and
1 to 4:30 p.m. by appointment only. To make an ap-
pointment, call 284-3301.

Right Start Briefing
The new Right Start Briefing is at the Mountain View
Chapel on the first and third Thursdays with the follow-
ing forecast dates: Thursday, and June 3 and 17. For more
information, call Staff Sgt. Diana Miller at 284-3508.

24th Services Squadron inactivation
The 24th Services Squadron inactivation will be at 3
p.m., May 26 in the Tropic Breeze Ballroom. Everyone
is invited to attend.

Wing promotion/induction ceremony
The Team Howard Monthly Enlisted Promotion and
Induction Ceremony for May is 3 p.m. May 27 in the
Howard NCO Club. The ceremony recognizes enlisted
promotes in a three-phase ceremony. Everyone is in-
vited to attend and refreshments will be served following
the ceremony. For more information call 284-5363.


Due to commercial airline schedule changes, the Tocumen shuttle will only pickup passengers at
Building 708 on Howard Air Force Base. In addition, times of departure have changed. Passengers
should call Vehicle Dispatch at 284-5058/59 to RSVP to ensure vehicle capacity. Schedules are
available at the post office, Billeting Office and the Howard Enlisted Club.

O utboundflights Depart Howard Arrive Tocumen Depart Tocumen
Arrive Building 708

4 a.m. 4:10 a.m. 5 a.m. 5:10 a.m.
5:05 a.m. 5:15 a.m. 6 a.m. 6:10 a.m.
6:30 a.m. 6:40 a.m. 8 a.m. 8:10 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 10:40 a.m. noon 1:15 p.m.

Inbound flights Arrive Tocumen Depart Tocumen Arrive Building 708
Depart Howard

5 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 9:15 p.m.
7:45 p.m. 9 p.m. 10:15 p.m. 11:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.


Travel tips

Pet tips - Pets may now be shipped space-available to CONUS. There is, however, a fee. For more infor-
mation, call the Howard AFB Passenger Terminal at 284-5702.


Annucee


Fire victims
A terrible fire earlier this week in Santa Ana, Panama
City, left 400 families homeless. If you would like to donate
clothing or any other items, you can take them to the Pana-
manian Red Cross building in Albrook--after going in the
main gate, continue straight; it's approximately the third
building on your left.

MAPS
Due to the relocation to Puerto Rico, the Map Support
Office-Panama currently located in Building 217, Fort
Clayton, terminated all over-the-counter distribution of
maps effective Thursday, in order to prepare for relocation.
MAPS will accept requisitions by fax at 288-6873 up until
complete closure. Crisis/Emergency Operations Support will
be available. Units can contact the USARSO EOC in order
to reach the staff duty officer/personnel on call.

No more surface mail after Aug. 31
Effective Aug. 31, the surface mail service to the Panama
APOs will be terminated. The containerized mail that nor-
mally takes about two to four weeks to get to Panama will
stop. This form of mail brings items in at a cheap rate that
is identical to the SAM rate. It's normally called Parcel Post
or fourth class mail. Fourth-class mail is the mail category
that includes domestic parcel post, bound printed matter,
special fourth-class rate items such as books, sound record-
ings, manuscripts, and library rate materials. Airmen have
traditionally processed two containers of this mail per week.
Each container brings roughly 300 pieces of mail at about
9,000 pounds apiece. The average transit time is two to
four weeks.

Optometry Clinic closes May 31
The Fort Clayton Optometry Clinic will provide services
until May 31. The Howard Optometry Clinic will provide
routine eye care until July 31. Flight Medicine referrals and
emergency eyecare services only will be available during Au-
gust. New military eyewear can be ordered until May 3 I

Suicide Awareness Briefing
The annual Suicide Awareness Briefing (required by AFI
44-154) is now ONLINE. The online briefing ensures that
this valuable information is seen by all personnel, regardless
of work schedule or location in the National Capital Region,
and results in significant time savings for each organization.
Please ensure you view this briefing NO LATER THAN
June 10 to receive credit for the 1999 briefing. Units will
receive a list of all personnel who have met this requirement.

Physical Therapy reduces services
The 24th Medical Group Physical Therapy Clinic has re-
duced its services by 50 percent and will close July 1. In
preparation for this reduction in services, clinic personnel are
working closely with all providers in an effort to ensure the
transition is as painless as possible for all customers.

Only two postal-free codes left in Panama
Postage-free intertheater Military Postal Service is only
available to and from the 34001 (Howard) and 34004
(Clayton) codes. These are the last Air Post Office codes left
in Panama. All other locations require postage. For details
call Staff Sgt. Mark Stagray or Manuel Gonzalez at 284-7219
or 284-7220.

New lightning warning procedures
Howard AFB has adopted new lightning warning notifi-
cation procedures to alert the base community of the obser-


vance of lightning within five nautical miles of the base.
When this occurs, Command Post will sound the base siren.
In response to this warning, the base populace is encouraged
to take precautions as outlined in the April 1 article,
"Howard Braces for Rainy Season, Lightning Storms."
Lightning Warnings will remain in effect for at least 15 min-
utes after the last strike. To find out if the warning has been
lifted, call the Safe Line at 284-SAFE.

Forms required to leave country
All members and their families who depart from Tocumen
International Airport are required to have SOUTHCOM
Form 4, Certificate of Exemption from the Passenger Service
Fee. In addition, if there are any changes to the original port
call date, SOUTHCOM Form 5, Travel Authorization, is re-
quired. After receiving orders, everyone should report to their
orderly room with a copy of orders in hand to be issued the
forms needed. Call unit orderly rooms for more information.

Family support and redeployment
Air Force staff sergeants and below qualify for free
childcare 30 days prior to moving, up to 20 hours per child.
For details call 284-3153.

Build your own PC
You can now Build To Order (BTO) your own PC on
the AAFES web site. Pionex Technologies and AAFES
have formed a partnership to allow customers to either
design their first time PC or create their dream machine and
have it shipped directly to their door. For more informa-
tion call 285-5776 or see the internet for details.

DOIM needs your help
The DOIM Mail and Distribution Center needs your
help. Customers are reminded that only unit mail clerks
are authorized to post and pick up official mail from the
MDC. Personal mail is not authorized with one exception
- relocating personnel are allowed to mail out change of
address cards, available from the Post Office, by present-
ing a copy of their Official Travel Orders. Do not mail of-
fice equipment, furniture, supplies, noncurrent working
files, computers and other IT equipment. These items
should be shipped through the Packing and Crating Section
at Building 727, Corozal. You can call 285-5137 to obtain
packing materials and 285-5610 to arrange shipping. Also
due to a manpower shortage and space limitation, unit mail
clerks must make an appointment when mailing more than
five parcels.

DGA Clearing
Clearing? Please note that all DCA clearing is now being
processed 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Room
449, Building 519 at the Financial Management Division. For
more information, call Delia Johnson at 288-6169.

Clayton Physical Exams prepare for closure
The Fort Clayton Physical Examinations and Stan-
dards Element is projected to scale down services effec-
tive May 17, in preparation for a May 27 closure. Starting
Monday, services will be limited to customers already
scheduled, or for walk-in services, such as clearances, etc.
The Physical Examinations and Standards Element at
Howard AFB will continue to provide examination services
until June 30, and other administrative services until July
31. For more information, please call MSgt Justo at 284-
6343/6155.




















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Sports


Fort Clayton and Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama
Serving the Joint Community


Sot

Air Force
The Howard Fitness
Sports Center is spon-
soring a Basketball
Tournament May ,
21 - 23. Sign-
up is under-
way. Tourna-
ment is open
to the first eight
teams to sign up.
Maximum 12 per-
son roster. Coaches
meeting 3 p.m.May 19.
Register now for the 4th annual
ACC Family Golf Tournament
"Two-Person Scramble" which
starts at 7:30 a.m. May 23 at the
Horoko Golf Course. The tourney is
open to husband and wife teams or
two-member family teams. One lucky
couple from each ACC Base will win
round-trip tickets to anywhere in the
Continental USA: Great prizes and
giveaways. Tournament fee is $20.
Open to ID Card holders and family
members.For more information call
the Pro Shop at 283-6323/6346.
The Howard Bowling Center
is looking for
bowlers in the
upcoming "Fun
Mixed Leagues."
There is also re-
duced price bowl-
ing on Monday and Tues-
day. All games on these
days are $1 with free
shoes. Bowl three
games and get one
free. For more information, call 284-
4190.
Free aerobics classes are held at
5:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. Monday,
Wednesday and Fridays. Also at
4:45 p.m. Monday - Fridays. For
more information, call the HFSC.
For more information on Air
Force sports, call the Howard Fit-
ness Sports Center at 284-3451.

Army
The hours of the Clayton Bowl-
ing Center are as follows: 9 a.m. -
8 p.m. Monday - Thursdays, 9
a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday, noon - 9 p.m.
Saturday and 1 -7 p.m. Sunday.
Is your child having a birthday
and you're wondering what to do?
Why not have a Kiddie birthday
party at the Bowling Center. A spe-
cial package is available. For more
information, call 288-5460.
Aerobic classes are available at
the Fort Kobbe Elementary School
Gym. The cost is $1 per person.
Classes are 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Tues-
days and Thursdays, and 9 - 10 a.m.
on Saturday. For more informa-
tion, call 284-3399.
Step aerobics instruction is
available at Reeder Fitness Center.
For more information, call 288-
5201.
For more information on
Army sports call DCA Sports at
288-5610/3866 or the Reeder
Gym at 288-4713/7861.


24th Wing wins Intramural Soccer

24th Wing finishes with
perfect 6-0 record to win
regular season and get
number one playoff seed.

Story and photos by
Sgt. Paul Bouchard .
Tropic Times Editor -
FORT CLAYTOn (Jarman Field) -
This week marked the end of the regular
season for intramural soccer, with the
24th Wing finishing with an unblemished .. ,
6-0 record. .
All of the seven intramural teams will
make the playoffs which start next week ,
and will essentially be a double-elimina- r *
tion tournament. The 24th Wing will re- ,, L.'
ceive a first-round bye. -


Monday night's second game at
Jarman Field pitted the Red Devils
versus the SCN team. The Red
Devils won 5-0.


24th Wing forward Dino Buchanan got a hat trick Monday night at Fort
Clayton's Jarman Field, scoring all his team's goals in a 3-0 defeat over
the 245th. The 24th Wing finished the intramural season with a perfect 6-
0 record.


A Red Devil
player tries to
outmaneuver
an SCN de-
fender in
Monday night's
game at
Jarman Field.
The Red Devils
are the number
four seed for
the upcoming
playoffs.


May 14, 1999


Final Regular

Season Records
1. 24th Wing 6-0
2. Tigers of Clayton 4-1-1
3. 245th 3-2-1
4. Red Devils 3-3
5. Canal Zone 1-2-3
6. 5/87th 0-5-1
7.SCN 0-6


- ~ "Daniel Amores
Upcoming runs
A 10K run organized by the Isthmus Road Runners is scheduled for 7 a.m. May 30 at Cerro Azul. The Panama Armed Forces
Running Association is sponsoring 2, 3 and 5-mile runs 7 a.m. Saturday starting at the Fort Clayton Pedestrian Gate. The
Gold Coast Triathlon is set for 7 a.m. May 22 in Portobelo. This event is organized by John Collins - founder of the Hawai-
ian Ironman Triathlon. For more information on runs, call Allen Jones at 288-3310.


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SNews


U.S. military opens new antidrug bases


This article recently appeared in
the Miami Herald newspaper.
Ecuador and the Dutch Caribbean
islands of Curacao and Aruba are the
new front lines in the U.S. military's
war on drugs, the result of the Ameri-
can troop withdrawal from Panama
under the 1977 Panama Canal trea-
ties.
"We started counterdrug air opera-
tions effective May 1 from all three
sites," Raul Duany, spokesman for
the Miami-based U.S. Southern Com-
mand, said May 5.
That was the day that airfield op-
erations ended at Howard Air Force
Base in Panama, the previous base for
counterdrug surveillance flights.
Howard is to be turned over to
Panama on Nov. 1.
A six-year effort to negotiate an
agreement to set up a Multinational
Counter-Narcotics Center at Howard
beyond the Dec. 31, 1999, canal
turnover date collapsed last Sep-
tember, forcing Southcom to look
elsewhere.
Unlike Howard, which is a U.S.
military base, the Curacao, Aruba and


Ecuador sites and one other eventual
site, possibly in Costa Rica, will oper-
ate under access agreements with
the local governments using existing
civilian airfields.
U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast
Guard and Customs surveillance and
tracking aircraft will operate from the
locations to monitor drug traffic from
the Andean region through the Carib-
bean to the United States.

Personnel assignments
Duany said only about a dozen
permanent personnel will be assigned
to each of the sites, with up to 200
additional temporary personnel at any
given time, depending on aircraft ro-
tation. The permanent personnel
would be assigned for air traffic con-
trol, communications and mainte-
nance.
He said an Air Force task force is
"currently surveying all three sites-
known as forward operating loca-
tions (FOL)-and contracting for nec-
essary improvements to conduct sus-
tained expeditionary operations."
Duany said the improvements


would begin in October and include
"significant upgrades, such as addi-
tional ramp space."
U.S. officials have said the Ecua-
dor site, at Manta, a military base on
the Pacific coast, would require the
most work.
All the sites, including one being
looked at in Costa Rica, have the
8,000-foot runways needed to accom-
modate AWAC radar planes for moni-
toring illegal drug flights and C-141
aircraft, in addition to the smaller
planes needed for the counterdrug
operations.
The three locations are "in the
heart of the transit zone," Duany
said. "Before, it was concentrated in
one location (Panama), and even
though (it was) strategically located,
we will now have wider coverage be-
cause of the diverse locations."
The forward operating locations
will be augmented from U.S. military
bases at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto
Rico; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and
Soto Cano, Honduras.
The Joint Inter-Agency Task
Force South, based at Howard, which


coordinates antidrug operations, was
being shut down this week and
merged with the Joint Inter-Agency
Task Force East with headquarters in
Key West, Duany said.

Less coverage
Ana Maria Salazar, the Pentagon's
deputy assistant secretary foi drug
enforcement policy, acknowledged
Tuesday in testimony before a House
committee in Washington that there
will be an initial "degradation" of an-
tidrug operations because of the
shutdown of Howard.
She estimated that current cover-
age of the Caribbean region is only
half of what it was two years ago.
Salazar said the United States has
been flying 2,000 counterdrug mis-
sions a year out of Howard.
Salazar said operations should be
up to 85 percent of that next year as a
result of the Curacao, Aruba and Ec-
uador locations.
If another location is established
in Central America, she said it would
boost surveillance to 110 percent of
the 1997 level by 2001.


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Temporary food facilities

need permits to serve


HOWARD AFB - As the drawdown
continues, it is important that we all con-
tinue to practice excellence in our daily op-
erations.
For Public Health, this means continu-
ing to ensure the good health of all per-
sonnel living and working in our military
community.
One way we do this is ensuring all
eating establishments are approved
and sanitary. This includes tem-
porary facilities and unit
fundraisers.
If your unit is plan-
ning an activity where
food will be sold to
the public, you
must get a tempo-
rary food service
permit from Public
Health.
The process is
simple. A facility
representative
should stop by
Public Health on
Howard (Building 726) or Fort Clayton


(Building 519 1st floor) for a basic food
handler briefing. We will need to know
the time, date and location of the event,
as well as what type of food will be
served and where purchased.
The process takes about 20 minutes
and will prepare the host for a respon-
sible and safe event. Call
Public Health at 284-4727
(Hou ardi or 288-7002
IClayton ~ llh any
questions.
If .you hate
any questions,
please call SrA
Rigdon at 284-4727.


.i~is�Pets don't leave

M home without


them!
FORT CLAYTON - Pets are precious,
so why leave them behind on the street to
fend for thernsieves just because it is time to
make your PCS move. If you are unable to
take them with you, there are many alterna-
tives to leaving them tied up or on their own.
Instead, why not consider selling'~
your pet or pets or giving them away to
someone you trust?
Remember, leaving a pet behind to
fend for itself Is a punishable crime under
the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Why jeopardize your career or your
pet's life.


Sgl I atClass Christopher Calkins (USARSO PAO)


Orientation for Non-MoD schools
FORT CLAYTON - Command sponored military personnel and civil-
ian employees with school-age dependents remaining in Panama past
August 1999 are urged to attend one of the non-DoD schools oirienia-
tions to be held Monday at I p.m. at the Howard Elementary School Au-
ditorium and at 5 p.m. at the Valent Recreation Center on Fort Clayton.
The orientation will be conducted by Dr. Charles Renno. DoDDS
Panama/Cuba Non-DoD School liason and Mliriam Borras, DoDDS
Panama/Cuba Non-Dol) specialist who have been administering the non-
DoD school program for Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South
America.
At the orientation, parents will be provided with an Application for
Enrollment in a Non-Dol) School for each of their school-age children,
and an explanation of the covered and non-covered educational ex-
penses.
Those schools in Panama which have an English or bilingual program
are being invited to send representatives to the meetings to explain their
programs, requirements, and answer questions from the parents.
Private schools in Panama have selective enrollment policies, which
means they do not take all applicants.
Some also have waiting lists. It is, therefore, imperative to complete
enrollment early to be sure that children will be able to attend school this
fall.
For those parents who cannot find an acceptable school locally, the
non-DoD school program can support home schooling for grades K-8
through the Calvert Home School Program and for grades 9-12 through
the University of Nebraska Independent Study High School.
Military members who brought their dependents to Panama at their
own expense and civilians without a travel agreement do rent qualify for
educational benefits under the non-DoD school program.


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Feature


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"Hello, I am Carol. And welcome to Carol's
Cuisine."


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Where could you go on Fort Clayton to taste
Panamanian cuisine, music and view a folkloric
artist show from all provinces of Panama? Ask
anyone who knows Carol Husband and they will
simply say, "go to Carol's Cuisine."
Many of you may know Husband as host of
Carol's Cuisine, but what you may not know is what
went into the making of this event.
Carol's Cuisirn began February 1998, but
Husband has charmed friends and coworkers with
good Panamanian food long before then.
"I've known Carol ever since she worked at the
Red Cross many years ago," said James Hill, chief
of the Family Support Division, Deputy Chief of
Staff, Personnel.
"When she moved to ACS (Army Community
Services), she would always cook great food and
bring it to the office for us to sample."
At the time, Husband was involved in the
Welcome to Panama program where newcomers are
oriented to Fort Clayton and Panamanian culture.
"The newcomers briefing was in two phases -
food and culture of Panama. I did demonstrations
on how to prepare foods and I developed a cook-
book with recipes including local herbs, fruits and
vegetables," Husband said.
The cookbook became a hit and the community
demanded more. McDonald Kemp, director of the


Directorate of Community Activities, decided to do
something more with this, Husband explained. He
thought it would be a great idea to begin Carol's
Cuisine.
Husband's involvement in Carol's Cuisine has
all been voluntary, Hill said. "She coordinated
everything."
Not only does she coordinate and host the
event, she prepares the menu and some of the
dishes, and she supervises the staff that prepares
the food.
It has been a real success, she explained.
"Our evenings are filled with food, culture and
entertainment. We have folkloric artists from
various provinces to dance, fashion shows and
food from every province. We had two carnivals
and Sammy and Sandra Sandoval performed at one
of the dinners. We also gave out cookbooks,
brochures, posters and T-shirts."
Sadly, the last dinner was held April 29 at Fort
Clayton's Valent Recreation Center. But the impact
Husband has made on the community will not be
forgotten, Hill explained.
"Carol has been a positive influence in this
community. Every time we had a major event, she
has been behind it every step of the way. Every
time we had a major command event, she has been
behind it. She is just a great woman and the commu-
nity will never know Carol as they should."
Husband would like to thank the following
people and organizations for making Carol's Cuisine
a success: the entire community for their support,
McDonald Kemp, the Fort Clayton Community
Club staff and Chef Rangel.


(Top left and right) Several dishes made with local fruits, vegetables
and herbs are served at Carol's Cuisine. Shredded beef, chicken and
rice, yuca and deserts made with fresh season fruit are among the
many dishes that are served at the event. (Left and above) The au-
dience applauds while local dancers perform. The event also in-
cludes giveaways such as T-shirts, cookbooks and live music from
a local tipico group.


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Il News


Isthmian Chapter of



AUSA hosts luncheon


story and photos by
Carmela Lowe Gobern
Tropic Times Staff
FORT CLAYTON -The Isthmian Chapter of the As-
sociation of the United States Army hosted its farewell
luncheon Tuesday at the Fort Clayton Community Club.
With an attendance of over 200 guests from the mili-
tary and civilian communities, the outstanding work of
this organization was applauded.
Distinguished guests included Maj. Gen. Philip R.
Kensinger, Jr., U.S. Army South commanding general
and his wife Greta, the Honorable Simon Ferro, U.S. Am-
bassador to Panama, and the Honorable Joseph
Cornelison, deputy administrator of the Panama Canal
Commission. The guest speaker was Kensinger. Isth-
mian Chapter AUSA Vice-President Joseph Suszynski
served as master of ceremonies.
Immediately following the buffet luncheon, special
recognition was made to the NCO of the 3rd Quarter,
Sgt. Bruce W. Valk, 534th Military Police Company, and
the Soldier of the 3rd Quarter, Spc. Jacqueline Telesford,
Veterinary Services Command. Balboa High School re-
cipients of the AUSA Scholarships were Alejandro J.
Bonilla, son of Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Bonilla from
Special Operations Command South and Steven W.
Bowman, son of Col. (Ret.) John Bowman, U.S. Army
Reserve.
Kensinger presented commander's coins and Certifi-
cates of Appreciation to AUSA corporate members on
behalf of USARSO, in recognition of their outstanding
support to the Isthmian Chapter and U.S. Army South
soldiers and their families in Panama. Special Certificates
of Appreciation from the AUSA were also presented to
these members.
As guest speaker, Kensinger emphasized the distin-
guished service of the Isthmian Chapter of the AUSA in
its mission to protect the strength of the Army, and he
congratulated the organization for its distinguished
performance for over 30 years. He concluded with a pre-
sentation of an emotional video-recording displaying
the efforts, sacrifices and selfless support of USARSO
personnel.
Ambassador Ferro congratulated Kensinger for the
important role and the notable contributions made by
USARSO to the Isthmian community.
Special plaques were presented to Kensinger by the



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U.S. Ambassador Simon Ferro presented Maj.
Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army South
commanding general, with a plaque for
USARSO's exceptional support to Panama, the
Americas and Caribbean nations.
following organizations for the exceptional support pro-
vided by USARSO: Department of State (U.S. Embassy),
the Panama Canal Commission, the United States-
Panama Business Council and the Panama National
Chamber of Shipping.
Although the role of the Isthmian Chapter will disap-
pear locally, the work of the AUSA will continue through
their 130 chapters located around the world. Its national
headquarters is located in Arlington, Va., where a pro-
fessional staff of 60 serve the membership.


(Top) Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., USARSO
commanding general, presents an AUSA Cer-
tificate of Appreciation to the NCO of the 3rd
Quarter Sgt. Bruce W: Valk of the 534th Military
Police Company and to (top left) the Soldier of
the 3rd Quarter Spc. Jacqueline Telesford of
Veterinary Services Command.

(Left) Kensinger presents Steven W. Bowman,
son of Col. (ret.) John Bowman, U.S. Army
Reserve, with an AUSA Certificate of Apprecia-
tion. Bowman and Alejandro J. Bonilla, son of
Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Bonilla of the Spe-
cial Operations Command South, are both
Balboa High School students who received
scholarships from the Association of the United
States Army. The Isthmian Chapter of the Asso-
ciation of the United States Army luncheon was
held Tuesday at the Fort Clayton Community
Club with more than 200 guests from the military
and civilian communities in attendance.


First SOCOM

general dies at 66
This article recently appeared in the Fayetreville
Obsen'er Times.
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Joseph C. Lutz, who
played a key role in getung increased recognition for
Special Operations in the U.S. military, died Sunday
in Florida. He was 66.
In 1982, he signed the orders that brought the
Army's Ist Special Operations Command into exist-
ence at Fort Bragg. He was the first commanding
general of 1st SOCOM, which was the forerunner of
the present-day U.S. Army Special Operations Com-
mand.
In 1987, Gen. James J. Lindsay selected Lutz to
serve as chief of staff of the newly created U.S. Spe-
cial Operatons Command at MacDill Air Force Base
at Tampa, Fla. The command oversees all special op-
erations forces in the Army, Navy and Air Force.
"The success that U.S. SOCOM and the Special
Operations community enjoy today would not have
been as great without the inspirational leadership
and foresight of Joe Lutz," said a statement from
U.S. Special Operations Command.
Lutz was born on April 17, 1933. in Indianapolis.
Ind He w as a disunguished military graduate of the
ROTC program at St. Norbrt College in De Pere,
Wis., and joined the Army in 1955.
He was instrumental in the creation of a separate
Special Forces career branch within the Army in the
mid-1980s. The enhanced status put Special Forces
on a level w ith the infantry, armor and artillery among
Army career fields. He also was influential in the de-
sign of its branch insignia for Special Forces.
He was deputy commandmg general of 7th Corps,
U.S. Army Europe, and chief of the Joint U.S. Mili-
tary Aid Group in Greece.
Since his retirement in 1990, Lutz had remained
active in military and community affairs. He was a
consultant with Sverdrup Inc. and was chairman of
the Special Operations Memorial Foundation.
He was a member of the Special Forces Associa-
tion along with many other groups and organiza-
tions.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce, and three daugh-
ters, Karla, Krista and Joan.

Keane named vice

chief of staff
(ARMY Times) - A lieutenant general with ex-
tensive experience in airborne and light infantry units
has been nominated for a fourth star and appoint-
ment as the Army's 29th vice chief of staff.
If confirmed by the Senate, Lt. Gen. Jack Keane,
deputy commander of Atlantic Command, will re-
place Gen. Eric K. Shinseki as vice chief.
Shinseki's recent nomination to replace Gen. Den-
nis Reimer as Arm) chief of staff also needs Senate
confirmation. If cleared by lawmakers, Shineski and
Keane would assume their new jobs June 21.
"General Keane is absolutely the right choice for
the job of vice chief of staff," said Reimer. "His depth
and breadth of experience throughout the military
and around the world make him an invaluable addi-
tion to the Army's leadership."
Army Secretary Louis Caldera said that as vice
chief, Keane will supervise the Army Staff, and serve
as the Army's representative on the joint council
that sets defense budget requirements. He also will
chair the Army Space Council, and two other coun-
cils that coordinate active component and Reserve-
component programs.
Throughout his 32-year career, Keane has had
only one tour at the Pentagon, in 1977-79, as military
assistant to the assistant secretary of the Army for
Manpower and Reserve Affairs. However, sources
said Keane is a fast learner, with astute insights into
complex issues and programs.
"He should do real well," said one senior officer
who has frequent dealings with the vice chiefs of-
fice.
Before being assigned to Atlantic Command in
March 1998, Keane served two years as commander
of one of the Army's premier units - XVIII Airborne
Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Prior to that, he had several command assign-
ments with airborne and light infantry units, includ-
ing company command with the 101st Airborne Di-
vision in Vietnam and the 172nd Infantry Brigade in
Alaska.


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Serving the Joint Community


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story by Spc. Deborah Long
Originally, last weekend had been
planned out to just relax and hang out
on post. How exciting!
With little persuasion, my friends
swept me up in the idea of driving up
into the mountains to a place called
Chiriqui.
After an eight-hour drive, thanks to
everyone either getting lost, forgetting
things or simply getting pulled over by
the local Panama National Police, we
made it to the base of the mountains.
Stepping out of the car to stretch,
the chill of our altitude caught me by
surprise. It was actually chilly - in
Panama. Those two words just didn't
seem to go together. It was great
though, despite the everlasting drizzle
that fell on us.
Mountains are a beautiful thing, but
it seemed like here, the sky was such a
brilliant cascade of blue high above that
they appeared almost magical.
We trekked up a mountain in our
five-car caravan, dodging the craters
that enveloped the road, passing small
markets, and finally making it to
Bambito. We didn't stay in their
luxurious Hotel Bambito with water
fountains and a discotheque; however,
we stayed just up the road in the
Cabanas Kucikas. Our cabin came fully
equipped, 11 beds, kitchen, living room,
and one bathroom - for all 12 of us to
share.
Hot water was available when
someone wasn't mistaking the water
switch for the light switch, and there
was no television, but who needed it
when you were up in the breezy
mountains with a bunch of amigos.
Outside, a river flowed by against
the mountains and there was nothing
but peace and quiet. Lush vegetation
surrounded us and cows, pigs and
horses roamed the old dirt roads.
We were all set for a weekend of fun,
hiking, fishing and barbecuing. Though
it rained the majority of the weekend,
and no one seemed to understand us
when we tried to buy charcoal, every-
one had a good time.


Beautiful views like this can be seen throughout the province of Chiriqui.


Griselda Sterling (Tropic Times)


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Spc. Deborah Long (USARSO PAO)
(Left and bottom) Hotel Bambito
offers its guest a luxurious week-
end getaway in Chiriqui. The
bridge located at the entrance of
the hotel displays beautifully mani-
cured gardens which Chiriqui is
popular for. (Above) Many animals
can be seen throughout the prov-
ince.


Grselda Sterling (Tropic Times)


Hasta Luego T- shirt
The American Red Cross is having
an Hasta Luego T- shirt sale. All prices
have been drastically reduced. To pur-
chase your T- shirt, stop by the Red Cross
Office 8 a.m. -4 p.m. in Room 344, Build-
ing 519 on Fort Clayton. For more infor-
mation, contact the Red Cross at 288-
5509.


School physical
The Howard Air Force Base and Fort
Clayton Pediatric Clinics are in-
creasing the number of school
physical appointments avail-
able. Physical appointments
will be offered 1 - 3:30 p.m.
daily. For more information,
contact your local clinics.


NAF sale
There will be a sale of NAF items at
the Howard Air Force Base Officer's
Club Saturday from 8 a.m. - noon. Items
included are tables, chairs, bar stools,
linens and dishware, to name a few.
The NAF sale is open to ID card holders
only. For more information, call 284-
5363.


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SNotices


Trips an d tors


Air Force
*Outdoor Recreation: 284-6107
Tours depart from Howard Theater.
Old Panama and Miraflores Locks
tour 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, $10.
Peacock Bass fishing 5 a.m. - 2
p.m. Saturday, $25. Be prepared to
catch a boat load of fish while peacock
bass fishing near Arenosa Village on
Gatun Lake. Bring your own fishing
gear, lunch and refreshments. Trans-
portation, boat with guide, bait, ice
and coolers for fish and fish cleaning
are provided.
Drake's Island snorkeling trip 7
a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday - May 22, $22. Isla
Drake, the historical burial site of Sir
Francis Drake, located on the Atlantic
side near Portobelo, offers a unique
opportunity to the novice snorkeler to
explore a reef, see exotic fish and en-
joy the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.
Ecological Canal tour 9:30 a.m. - 5
p.m. Wednesday, $60. Don't miss this
unique tour of the Las Americas Inter-
oceanic National Park. Includes a boat
ride along the Panama Canal and Gatun
Lake, a visit to a Chocoe Indian vil-
lage, barbecue meal, drink and a tour
guide. Don't forget your camera.
Tocumen Shopping Mall trip 9 am.
- 2 p.m. May 21. Forget about the traf-
fic as you relax in an air-conditioned


bus on your way to a day of shopping at
Panama's newest mall.
El Valle horseback riding trip 7 a.m.
- 4 p.m. May 22, $24. Ride a horse and
explore the countryside in El Valle, the
beautiful mountain valley located in the
interior of Panama. El Valle's lush vegeta-
tion, colorful flowers, waterfalls, ancient
Indian pet-roglyphs and cooler tempera-
tures make it one of Panama's popular
tourist attractions. Cost includes trans-
portation, horses and guide. Bring your
own lunch or dine in a local restaurant.
Parara Puru Indian village tour 8
a.m. - 4 p.m. May 23, $22. Take a cayuco
ride along the Chagres River to visit the
unique Parara Puru Indian community
and experience their social lifestyle and
witness their primitive customs dating
back 500 years. Bring a sack lunch and
don't forget the camera.
Peacock bass fishing trip 5 a.m. -
2 p.m. May 23, $25. Join us for a su-
per day of fishing near Arenosa Vil-
lage on Gatun Lake. Bring your own
fishing gear, lunch and refresh-
ments. We provide transportation,
boat with guide, bait, ice and coolers
for fish. Fish cleaning is available.

Army
*Outdoor Recreation Center: 288-
7355/6453


Reservations for outings are under
way at Building 178, Fort Clayton.
Horseback riding in El Valle Satur-
day. Ride a horse and explore the coun-
tryside in El Valle, the beautiful moun-
tain valley located in the interior of
Panama. El Valle's lush vegetation, col-
orful flowers, waterfalls, ancient Indian
petroglyphs and cooler temperatures
make it one of Panama's popular tourist
attractions. Cost includes transportation,
horses and guide.
El Valle day trip Sunday. Join us
once a week, the otherwise quiet and re-
laxed El Valle becomes a picturesque
country shopping center celebrating its
most popular tradition, the Sunday Mar-
ket.
Ocean Kayaking May 22.
El Valle Canopy May 29. This adven-
ture features a canopy tour of El Macho.
You will traverse from tree to tree and
platform to platform using pulleys.
The Mamoni overnight trip is avail-
able. Includes a two-hour drive into
Chepo and a three-hour horseback ride.
Enjoy typical food, rustic sleeping ac-
commodations and activities. Not meant
for the mild at heart. For more informa-
tion, call the center.
*Valent Recreation Center: 288-
6500
Make early reservations for tours:
Visit historic Panama City founded


in 1506 and destroyed and sacked by
pirate Henry Morgan. Tour the Casco
Viejo founded in 1676 and reminiscent
of its Spanish and French heritage.
Stop at San Jose Church to see their
Golden Altar, the National Theater,
Las Bovedas enjoy live music Fridays
and Saturdays and the French restau-
rant 7 p.m. Monday - Fridays, and the
new Canal Museum.
Isla Grande 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Stop
at Portobelo to see the Black Christ.
El Valle 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Enjoy
shopping in the native market which is
only open on Sundays. You'll be able
to purchase handicrafts such as soap-
stone carvings, bateas, and pottery. El
Valle's lush vegetation, colorful flow-
ers and waterfalls make it one of the
most popular tourist attractions in
Panama. Enjoy lunch at Hotel
Campestre.
Shopping tour 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thurs-
day. Visit Central Avenue, El Dorado
and Los Pueblos shopping malls, the
most popular shopping area in town.
Carlson Wagonlit offers the lowest
military air fares, hotel, car rental dis-
counts and more. Service also in-
cludes: Special weekday rates at
Gorgona beachfront cabins; Chiva
Parrandera on Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays and partial Canal Tran-
sits. Call 288-7077 for details.


Cete-new


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,
closed Sundays and holidays and
noon - 6 p.m. down days.
Jewelry show and sale 11 a.m. - 5
p.m. today. You don't have to go off
base to shop for fine jewelry.
Souvenir vendors bazaar 11 a.m. -
5 p.m. Saturday.
*Howard Skills Development
Center: 284-6361
The Balloon Shop is located in
the Skills Development Center, Build-
ing 711. Check our daily specials and
make someone smile. The Skills De-
velopment Center now has the Bal-
loon Shop and Pack-N-Wrap with
gifts, balloons and wrappings for
shipping for all occasions.
*Outdoor Adventures: 284-6107
Rent Howard bohios and pools for
private parties or squadron func-
tions. 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
and party, sports and cooking equip-
ment 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 mountain bike for a month or
week and receive a free water bottle.

Army
*Valent Recreation Center:
288-6500
Private tours for 10 - 15 people
can be arranged. Advance reserva-
tions and payment required for any
tours listed or other local tours. The
center also provides music rooms,
movies on weekends, slot machine,
pool tables, ping pong tables and
rental service.


A andIcrafts
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Air Force
* Howard Skills Development
Center: 284-6361
New hours of operation 10 a.m. - 4
p.m. Tuesday - Saturdays.
The center accepts commercial
credit cards.
Registration and payment are re-
quired before attending classes.
Classes will be cancelled 24 hours
prior if minimum participation is not
met.
Artificial flower arranging 10 a.m.
- noon Saturday, $10 plus supplies.
One lesson.
Stained glass workshop 10 a.m. - 1


p.m. Saturday, $12.50 plus supplies.
Three lessons.
Clay flowers 1 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, $25.
Includes three lessons. Students need to
purchase the supplies.
Army
*Fort Clayton Arts and Crafts Cen-
ter: 288-5957/7360
Center is schedule for closure June
30. Patrons are requested to clear their
wood and multicraft projects by May 31.
Drawing and acrylic painting 2 - 4
p.m. Sunday and 7 - 9 p.m. Wednes-
days. Watercolor and oil painting tech-
niques 7 - 9 p.m. Thursday. Painting sup-
plies are not included in the fee. Regis-


ter in advance. Call for details.
Crafts classes available:
Pottery class 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Woodworking qualification class
9:30 a.m. - noon Saturdays.
Framing instruction 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Thursday. Call for details.
Guitar construction 7- 9 p.m. Thursday.
*Fort Clayton Ceramics Shop: 288-
4360 Ceramics shop close May 31.
Ceramic instruction available: Learn
the fine art of ceramics. Classes are of-
fered at all levels.
Beginner's 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, $5.
Dry brush technique 2 - 3 p.m.
Thursday.
Airbrush classes, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Friday, $5.
Advance registration required for
the following courses:
Clay Flower making 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday, $15. Four sessions. Join us
at the center and don't miss the won-
derful class.


El

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fall
Visit
The El Macho
Waterfall in El
Valle and make
sure to bring
your camera.
El Valle is also
a land of *
history and
legend. Inhab-
ited for hun- .a
dreds of years 1, .
by several '6
Native Ameri-
can tribes, the
area is famous
for some rare
petroglyphs.
Contact your
Outdoor
Recreation
Center and set
up your trip or
tour now. Call
284-6107 or
288-7355. -


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Recycling Marathon
* Fort Clayton
The Directorate of Community Activities is host-
ing a Recycling Marathon today. Collect bond pa-
per, color paper and cardboard, nonferrous and
ferrous metals, glass and aluminum cans. The de-
livery place is at the Recycling Collection Center
located in Building 163, Fort Clayton. For more in-
formation, call 288-4838.


Pre-Teen Jam

*Howard Youth Center
Michael J. Productions and DJ Coach Enter-
prises presents Skoolz Out Blow-Out Spectacular
Pre-Teen Jam 7 p.m. to midnight May 21at the
Howard youth Center. Admission is free. Ages
are 8 - 12. For more information, call the Youth
Center at 284-4700/5615.


Table Manners
� Granada Hotel
You are invited to participate in a Seminar-Work-
shop and Luncheon 1 p.m. May 30 and to a Seminar
Dinner 5:30 p.m. May 31 at the Granada Hotel. Guest
speaker is Carmela Lowe Gobern, Certified Image
Consultant for the U.S. Image Improvement Insti-
tute. Cost is $18 per person. For more information or
tickets, call 272-2262.


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Air Force
*Howard Community Center:
284-6161
Beginner, intermediate and ad-
vanced English and Spanish classes.
Call the center for more information.
*Howard Pool: 284-3569
Hours of operation: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Sunday and holidays.
Closed Monday.
Water Aerobics 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays, $2/class,
call for more information.
*Howard Auto Skills Center:
284-3370
Hours: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m Tuesdays -
Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, 9
a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday and closed Mondays and
holidays.
Vehicle resale lot: Planning to sell
your car? Contact Auto Skills at
Howard.
Services: Towing 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 6
p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday
(as long as a qualified driver is on
duty). If a tow extends beyond 5:30
p.m., there is an additional hourly
charge. Air conditioning repair, brak-
es, oil changes, tune-ups, front-end
alignment and welding available.
Vehicle inspection services 11
a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday - Thursdays, 11
a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
self help and closed Mondays. Cost
is $10.25. Have your vehicle inspect-
ed at the center in Building 722. Ve-
hicles cannot be left for inspections.
Call the center for details.


*Howard Wood Skills Center: 284-
4510
For wood shop needs, please contact
the Fort Clayton Wood Shop.


Army
*Fort Clayton Boat & Scuba Shop:
288-7355/6453
Fishing enthusiasts are invited to par-
ticipate in a Bass Fishing Tournament
through May. There's a $50 cash prize
per month and a $200 cash prize for the
Grand Finale. Register now at Building
178, Fort Clayton.
Motorboat operator course offered 8
a.m. - noon monthly. Fee is $10 for Jon
boat certification, $20 for Boston Whaler/
ocean certification. Advance reserva-
tions required.
Gatun Lake fishing charters avail-
able, $30/person, minimum of three
people, includes Jon boat w/30hp. In-
cludes boat, guide, cooler, fishing tackle,
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.
The Scuba Shop has equipment for
rent, advanced instruction and services
to include repairing spear guns, regula-
tors and gauges.
*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, instructions and classes.
Electric engine analysis 4 - 9 p.m.
Monday.


Air-conditioning
maintenance 2 p.m.
Monday, Thurs-
days and Fridays.
Noon - 5 p.m. Satur-
days, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Sunday.
Wheel alignment
3 - 9 p.m. Monday,
Thursday and Fri-
days.
Brake repair
class 1 - 9:30 p.m.
Friday.
*Fort Sherman-
Auto Shop Building
153:
Hours of opera- 1
tion: noon - 4 p.m.
Sunday, closed
Monday and Tues-
days, 4 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Thurs-
days and Fridays
and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m
Saturday and holi-
days.
The shop has four
bays with one en-
gine lift, tire-chang-
ing equipment, en-
gine hoist, a com-
pressor to remove shocks and various
other equipment.
*Valent Recreation Center: 288-
6500
New hours of operation: 9 a.m. -9
p.m. Monday - Fridays, noon - 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sundays and holidays. Regis-
ter for ongoing classes.
Spanish headstart class, eight week
course, meets twice a week. Intermediate


Spanish classes available.
Fee includes manual. For more infor-
mation, call the center.
Piano classes Mondays - Thurs-
days, half-hour sessions.
Basic English classes 10 a.m. -
12:10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays.
Intermediate English Mondays and
Wednesday. For more information,
call the center at 288-6500.


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R. E Samuels
Cerro Punta
Visit Cerro Punta and the cultivation of coffee orchids and strawberries that enriches the
surrounding towns. Contact your Outdoor Recreation Center and set up your trip or tour
now. Call 284-6107 or 288-7355.


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~Potpourri


The Directorate of Civilian Personnel is
accepting applications on a continuous basis for
the following announcements. All interested
applicants need to re-submit an updated SF-171
every six months. Registers established from
these announcements will be used to fill
temporary positions.

VB# 51-OC General Clerical, NM-4 (Used to fill
most clerical positions). *

VB# 52-OC Sales Store Checker, NM-3
(Intermittent wk sch). *

* Until further notice, the written test for all
temporary appointments to clerical positions at
grades NM-2, 3, and 4 is waived.

VB# 55-OC Secretary (Typing/Office
Automation), NM-5, specialized experience
required.

56th Signal Battalion Open Continuous
Announcements

OPEN: 10-17-97 CLOSE: Will remain open
until further notice

NOTE: The announcements listed below will be
used to fill recurring (temporary/permanent)
vacancies within various divisions of the 56th
Signal Battalion. Interested candidates should
ensure that their application package is complete
in order to receive proper consideration (i.e.
SF171, OF-612, Resume, DD-214 if claiming
veteran's preference, SF-50, current performance
appraisal).


NON-MANUAL POSITIONS:

VB# 21SIG Telecommunication
391-11
VB# 26SIG Telecommunication
391-09
VB# 30SIG Telecommunication
391-7/9


Specialist, NM-

Specialist, NM-

Specialist, NM-


Directorate of Community Activities, Sports &
Leisure - Open Continuous Announcements

OPEN: 04-30-99 CLOSE: Until further notice

VB# 235A-99-SC Recreation Specialist, NM-188-
05/07

VB# VACANCIES, TITLE AND LOCATION
OPEN: 05-14-99 CLOSE: 05-25-99

238-99-SC LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
SPECIALIST, NM-346-12. HQ USSOUTHCOM
Center for Treaty Implementation, Fort Clayton,
Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 yr equiv to NM-11. NOTE:
Temporary NTE: 12/31/99.

264-99-SS (2) TELECOMMUNICATIONS
MANAGER, NM-391-12, (2). 9th ASC, 56th Signal
Battalion, S3 Operations Division, Corozal,
Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to NM-11. NOTE:
Must be able to obtain security clearance at the
TOP SECRET level. Competitive temporary
promotion NTE 09/14/99.

265-99-LB BUDGET ASSISTANT (OA), NM-561-
06. HQ, USARSO DCSRM, PBD, Fort Clayton,
Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to NM-05. NOTE:
Temporary NTE 09/30/99.

266-99-SC SUPPLY CLERK (OA), NM-2005-05.
DCA, Sports & Leisure Division, Fort Clayton,
Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to NM-04. NOTE:
TEMPORARY PROMOTION NTE: 10/31/99.
Limited to permanent career/career conditional
Federal employees in the DCA activity only. Must
be a qualified typist (40 wpm). Driver's license is
required.

267-99-SC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST,
NM-101-09. DCA, Child & Youth Services, Ft.
Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to NM-
07. TIG: 1 yr. at NM-07. NOTE: TEMPORARY
PROMOTION NTE: 8/15/99. Limited to permanent
career/career conditional Federal employees in the
DCA activity only.


Clayton
*The Loop: 288-7035.
Enjoy the sports games on the TVs available in
CJ's Sports Bar and Grill. Delicious appetizers
available. Lunch is 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday
- Friday, dinner 5 - 9 p.m. Monday - Fridays and
4:30 - 9 p.m. Saturday and Sundays.
Prizmz opens until 11 p.m. Wednesday and
Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday, Saturdays and Sun-
days.
Select your favorite tunes tonight at 5 p.m.
Over 100 CDs to choose from the 1950s to the
1990s.
*Clavton Community Club: 288-4716.
The Forum features Chef Rangel's special buf-
fets. Country buffet 5 - 9 p.m. Wednesday fea-
tures from ham hocks and fried chicken to black-
eyed peas. Seafood Fridays. For those who prefer
beef, the Forum is offering steak choices a la carte.
Each evening is a treat on its own.
Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The best
deal in town, best value and best entertainment. En-
joy the hot and cold entrees, salads, breakfast items,
pastries and desserts. Great food and background
music.
The club features a special buffet 4:30 - 8 p.m.
Sunday in the ballroom. Members pay $5.95, special
rate for children 5 to 11-years-old and under 5 free.
Non-member fee available.
The Corral is open 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. Wednes-
days, Fridays and Saturdays. Join in for great
country sounds.
Tecno Latin Sounds 9 p.m. Wednesday, Fri-
days and Saturdays at The Underground.
*Casa Maria: 288-5767
Schedule to close May 31.
Authentic Mexican cuisine served 5 - 9 p.m.
Tuesday - 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
- Sunday; dinner 5 - 8 p.m. daily.
*Cafe 519: 288-6007
Breakfast 6 - 11 a.m. Monday - Fridays.
Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. with hot specials, a salad
bar and sandwiches. Enjoy a special buffet
Thursday.

Howard
*Howard Club-Building 113: 284-4680.
The Officers Lounge has moved to a co-lo-
cated Top 3 Enlisted and Officer's lounge at
Building 707.
*Tropic Breeze Club-Building 710: 284-
4189
Cashiers hours: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday -
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. -
noon Fridays.
Closed for lunch 1:15 - 2 p.m. daily.
"A la Carte" Sunday breakfast 9 a.m. - noon.
Eggs-to-order, pancakes, bacon, sausage,
omelets, fresh breads, croissants and more.


A la Carte breakfast 6 - 9 a.m. Monday -
Fridays.
International lunch buffet 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$4.95. Friday: Southern buffet. Monday: All
American. Tuesday: Italian. Wednesday:
Mexican. Thursday: Oriental.
All ranks a la carte dining. 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturdays. A great menu with
appetizers, salads, soups and entrees to please
everyone.
Breezeway open 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday -
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Tuesday and Fridays, 11a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sundays, noon - 11 p.m. Sunday.
Steak out 2:30 - 8 p.m. Sunday.
*Tropic Breeze Club Ballroom
Open for special functions only. R & B 8 p.m. -
midnight Fridays.
+Tropic Breeze Club Casual Cove: 284-4189.
Open 11 a.m. - midnight Mondays,
Wednesday and Thursdays, and 11 a.m. - 1:30
a.m. Friday.
Members only Social hour 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Pool tournaments 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Alternative Rock and Tecno 4 - 8 p.m.
Variety music 8 p.m. - midnight Saturdays
Free juke box 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Monday.
Karaoke plus Late Night Disco 11a.m. -
midnight Monday and more Karaoke until 2 a.m.
Tuesday.
Service Members Appreciation Day and
draft beer special all day Wednesday.
Pool tournament 7 p.m. Wednesday
Social hour with snack 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday
Country and Western night 8 - 11 p.m.
Thursday.
Members night and club card drawing 8:30 p.m.
Thursday. Social hour reduced prices 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
All nighters/live entertainment 9 p.m.
Saturday Los Almirantes and May 30 Castalia y
los Salchichas. Open to enlisted members and'
their guests.
*Top 3 Enlisted Lounge: 284-4189
Open 4 - 9 p.m. Monday - Thursdays and
5:30 - 6:30 Fridays.
Super social hour 7 p.m. Sunday, with Jazz
effect and Barbara Wilson. All ranks welcome.
Boss and buddy night social hour snacks
5:30 p.m. Monday.
+Mulligan's on the Green at Horoko: 283-
3295
Breakfast menu 6- 10 a.m. Saturday, Sundays
and holidays. Open for lunch and dinner.
Weekly lunch and dinner 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.
Mongolian barbecue 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Monday,
$8.95 for the first 8-ounce and $4.95 for the
vegetarian version.
*Cafe Seven-O-Seven-Building 707: 284-5848
Open 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Fridays. Noon - 5
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All movies are subject to change depending on R Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent
arrival in country or adult guardian.
Tickets are available in five price categories: $3.50, $3, $1.75, PG-13 Parental guidance suggested for children under 13.
$1.50 and $1. *First run movies $3.50 **Special Price PG Parental guidance suggested.
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8 MM
Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix
Director Joel Schumacher casts Nicolas Cage as a
seedy private eye in this psychological thriller. A
widow discovers an 8 millimeter "snuff" film in her
husband's safe ("snuff" being the type of porno
movie where one of the performers is killed on
screen). Cage, aided by co-star Joaquin Phoenix, in-
vestigates the underground industry to determine
its origins. R, 2 hr, 6 min.



The Corruptor
Chow Yun-Fat, Mark Wahlberg
Chow Yun-Fat stars as a gold shield detective who
keeps the peace in Chinatown. When a turf war
erupts between two rival gangs, the NYPD beefs up
the Asian gang unit with an idealistic cop, played by
Mark Wahlberg. Yun-Fat teams up with Walberg in a
tale of violence, betrayal, and deception. R, 1 hr, 51
min.



The Life
Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence
Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence are two-bit
criminals wrongly accused of murder by a very white
sheriff. From the gravesite of the two aged buddies,
the movie flashes back over the 50 years they spent
in prison, the important times and events they missed,
along with a never - ending supply of prison pranks.
R, 2 hr, 15 min.



The Matrix
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne
Keanu Reeves stars in a cyberpunk thriller where
human life is discovered to be a virtual dream. Reeves
is a computer hacker who uncovers an elaborate cam-
paign of deceit. Computer overlords have created an
extensive earthly facade with plans to dominate the
"real " world. Rebels Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-
Anne Moss team with Reeves to combat the Matrix.
R, 2 hr, 10 min.



My Favorite Martian
Jeff Daniels, Christopher Lloyd
Based on the television series "My Favorite Mar-
tian," ambitious television reporter Tim O'Hara
stumbles upon a Martian whose spaceship has acci-
dentally crash landed on earth. PG, 1 hr, 28 min.


October Sky
Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern
Jake Gyllenhaal stars as former NASA science en-
gineer Homer Hickam. Growing up in a small town,
Hickam is destined to follow in the footsteps of his
coal mining father until the Soviet satellite Sputnik
flies over his town and inspires him and his friends to


build and launch their own homemade rockets. R, 1 hr,
48 min.

Rushmore
Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray
Jason Schwartzman stars as a student who loves
attending the Rushmore Academy. He's the editor of
the newspaper and yearbook, and involved in every
club from the dodgeball society to the debate team.
He's also one of the worst students. Amidst the
threat of expulsion, Schwartzman falls for first-grade
teacher Olivia Williams, as does his tycoon mentor
Bill Murray. R, 1 hr, 49 min.


Simply Irresistible
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Patrick Flannery
Sean Patrick Flannery stars as a department store
clerk who falls prey to restaurateur Sara Michelle
Gellar. While he tries to resist the young chef's
charms, Gellar struggles to keep her mother's busi-
ness afloat. Her fortunes change when she discovers
a magical crab that gives her the power to cook up
anything - even love. PG-13, 1 hr, 15 min.


The Other Sister
Juliette Lewis, Diane Keaton
Garry Marshall directs Juliette Lewis and Diane
Keaton as daughter and mother who butt heads over
the girl's goals and choices. PG, 2 hr, 11 min.



Shakespeare In Love
Gwyneth Paltrow, Ralph Fiennes
Fiennes stars as a young William Shakespeare with
writers block in this Elizabethan comedy. Gwyneth
Paltrow won the 1999 Oscar for Best Actress while Judi
Dench won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal
of Queen Elizabeth. The movie won Best Picture. R, 1
hr, 49 min.


10 Things I Hate About You
Larisa Oleynik, Julia Stiles
A high school version of "Taming of the Shrew."
A rule in the Stratford household forbids Oleynik from
dating until her ill-tempered sibling does so first. In
desperation, wannabe boyfriend Joseph Gordon-Levitt
tries to find one who can tame and woo the older
sister's heart. PG, 1 hr, 43 min.


Wing Commander
Freddie Prinze Jr., Matthew Lillard
The year is 2654. An alien race, the Kiltathi, are on
a mission to destroy planet Earth. Preddie Prinze Jr.
stars as a fighter pilot fresh out of the academy. Prinze
and his duddies are thrust into an interstellar war and
must face a seemingly invincible enemy to save the
human race. Also stars Mathew Lillard and Saffron
Burrows. PG, 1 hr, 40 min.


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Toy poodle, brn, fem, 4 mos
$125, 284-4236
Kitten, 3 mos, male, free, 284-
5987
German shepherd, wht, 14
mos w/x Ig kennel $200, 288-
4622
Pit Bull, pup w/shots & pa-
pers, 1 mos, 230-0663 after 6
pmn
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shots, free, 284-6482



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knight & wkends, 288-7394
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w/ref, 284-4791
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housekeeper, responsible,
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ref, 284-3133
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15V2' Orlando Clipper, 55 HP
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radio, fish finder, rod & reels,
spear guns $4000, 276-6323
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w/spare parts for engine
$2500, 272-6553
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Volvo Penta, gd cond, 232-
7027
16' Tri-hull, 60 HP mariner,
center console $5000/obo,
272-5642
17' tracker bass boat, deep
V, 75 HP Mercury O/B, exc
cond $6500, 285-4381
17' Aquasport, 115 HP
Evinrude, center console, fish
finder, trim tabs $6000/obo,
232-7132
18 ' Bay Liner, 125 HP O/B,
trailer $6000, 617-7034
19'Glastron, 351 Ford V Penta
O/D, 232-7027
21' Wellcraft, 200 HP Mariner,
kicker, many extras, exc cond,
dty pd $19,000/obo, 272-
5642
96 21.5' Chris Craft cuddy
cabin, 200 HP Johnson, 25 HP
kicker, stereo, radio, fish
finder, 2 tops, many extras
$18,000/obo, 272-6900
23' boat 10 Thunderbird For-
mula Twin, 120 HP Mercurzer,
radio, fighting chair,
outriggers $10,500,272-2078
24' Fibra, I/O Volvo, sleeps 4,
built in frzr & more, exc cond
$8900/obo, 272-2227 Iv msg
6' HP Johnson kicker, new
cond $600, 272-6553
Lg utility trailer, gd cond $400,
226-8209
Military type utility trailer w/
mounted spare, new tires,
paint & bearings $550, 272-
2656
Jet ski Kawasaki 550cc,
stand up w/trailer, new motor
$995, 288-7972



31 Ford Model A, antique,
runs, many extra parts $5000/
obo, 272-2227 Iv msg
54 Chevy pick up, all original
$9000, 284-6942
65 Ford Mustang, 4 spd, 2 dr
Coupe, am/fm cass $4500,
284-6297
74 Jaguar XJ6, gd cond, dty
pd, 232-7027
78 Mercury Zephyr, runs grt
$1200, 272-1130 Mike
79 Chevy Caprice 350, V-8,
AT, new suspension, runs
grt, dty pd $700, 288-7131
79 Chevy Malibu, 267, V-8,
new tires & parts, runs exc
$1800, 288-4643
80 Oldsmobile Cutlass, AC,
PS $1700, 272-1265
81 Plymoouth Reliant wagon,
230-2384
82 Volvo Wagon, runs gd,
needs some work $700, 288-
7695
82 CJ7 jeep $4500, 284-6942
83 Datsun 280-ZX, 2 dr Coupe
w/t-top, AT, AC, am/fm, CD
player $2500, 284-6297
84 Toyota Corona, AC, PS,
needs body work, runs great
$1200/obo, 270-1018
84 Nissan Maxima, needs
batt, gd cond $1500/neg, 288-
7114


85 Pontiac Pariceanne, AC,
PS, loaded $2000, 285-4093
85 VW Golf, 5 spd, 2 dr, AC,
Pioneer stereo $2000/obo,
288-4182
85 Toyota Supra, PW, PD,
sunroof, sporty $3500/obo,
263-5022
85 Nissan Patrol, 4 dr, 272-
6277
86 Mazda 323 LX, 4 dr Coupe,
5 spd, AT, AC, sunroof $2500/
obo, 284-6297
87 Jaguar XJS, V-6, 5 spd, 2
dr Coupe, AC, CD player,
leather interior, dty pd $8500/
obo, 284-7551
87 Honda Civic, AT, gd car,
dty pd $2450, 264-8050
87 Nissan Laurel, loaded, dty
pd $3500, 272-2621
88 Mitsubishi Lancer Station
Wagon, AC, am/fm, dty pd
$3500/obo, 232-7028
88 Volvo 240 DL Wagon, new
tires, gd cond $4100, 272-
2618
88 Toyota Corolla FX, AT, AC,
gd cond, dty pd $3500/obo,
259-9809
88 Dodge Daytona, PB, PS,
AC, 4 cyl, 5 spd, 2.5L, am/fm
cass, dty pd, exc cond,
$3500, 284-3920
89 VW Jetta, R-15, AC, 4 dr,
sunroof, 224-4447
89 Ford Tempo, standard
shift, AC, stereo cass $1200/
obo, 227-8005
90 Jeep Wagoneer, A/C, AT,
grt cond $7500, 260-7113
90 Camaro I-ROC, Z-28, LM,
gd cond $6000, 272-2106
90 Cadillac De Ville $6800,
272-2947 Michael
90 Plymouth Acclaim LX, V-6,
wht, loaded, exc cond $2200,
288-5924
90 Volvo 740 GL, red, AC,
PW, LM, exc cond $5500,
284-6950
90 Volkswagen Fox, 5 spd,
AC, CD, runs grt $2000/obo,
284-6692
90 Hyundai Excell, 2 dr, AT,
LM, f/extras, dty pd $3200/
obo, 259-9809
91 Mustang 5.0 GT, VLM, AT,
AC $4000, 263-3789
91 Chevrolet Suburban, 3%
ton, AC, tow package
$12,500, 272-6829
91 Hyundai Scoupe, dty pd
$2000, 236-0857
91 Mazda 626, 5 spd, 4 dr,
PW, PL, AC, am/fm cass, exc
cond, dty pd $4500,284-4771
91 Geo Storm GSI, AC, LM, 5
spd, new tires, gd cond, 260-
4094
91 Subaru Legacy Wagon,
AT, AC, PL, PW, grt cond,
284-6226 Justin
91 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais,
4 dr, LM, AT, AC, PS, PB, grt
car, dty pd $4000/obo, 284-
6264
92 Hyundai Excell, 5 spd, AC,
am/fm cass, dty pd $3000/
obo, 232-7132
92 Pontiac Sunbird, SE Coupe,


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accordance with the Panama Canal Treaty and U.S. Southern Com-
mand regulations, duty-free merchandise, whether new or used,
cannot be given, transferred or generally sold to non-privilege hold-
ers. Violations to these dispositions may subject violators to prosecu-
tion under both military and Panamanian laws. It is sometimes per-
missible 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.
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4596
92 Toyota Corona, 4 dr, AT,
AC, alarm, Kenwood stereo,
dty pd $4900, 260-8252
92 Dodge Shadow, V-6, 5
spd, 2dr, AC, PS, PB, PM, PL,
LM, runs grt $3700, 260-7704
92 Honda Accord, 2 dr EX,
LM, loaded, exc cond $9900,
272-5185
92 Nissan Bluebird, STD, AC,
wht, f/extras $4800/obo, 229-
3257
93 Chrysler town & country
mini van, CD, AC, PS, PB, LM
$10,000, 272-2241
93 Chevy Astro van, exe cond
$10,000, 232-7051
93 Chevy Lumina APV
minivan, 7 pass, AC, PW, PD,
PS, PB, LM, luggage rack, ste-
reo cass, dty pd $7500, 260-
4411
93 325 BMW, AC, am/fm, CD,
on board computer $15,000,
288-5393
93 BMW 318i, LM, sunroof, f/
extras, exc cond $15,000,
226-7450
94 Isuzu Rodeo, 5 spd, dty pd
$11,700, 264-8050
94 Mercedes Benz C280, 4 dr
Sedan, exc cond $25,000,
272-2080
94 Toyota Cressida, dty pd
$5500, 276-6336
94 jeep wrangler, 4 x 4, 5 spd,
4 cyl, hard & bikini top, hitch
$8500, 213-0414
94 Ford Taurus, AT, AC, ste-
reo, grt car $7800, 263-2390
94 Terrano, 4 x 4, gd con
$10,000, 226-8209
95 Buick Century, LM, loaded,
dty pd $8500, 226-8209
95 BMW 318i, LM, alarm
$18,900, 288-6826
95 Chrysler Neon Sport, 5
spd, LM, grn hunter, loaded
$8800, 232-6589
95 Nissan Sentra, LM $5500,
272-1175
95 Chevy S-10, red, PW, AC,
am/fm cass, new tires, exc
cond $7000, 284-3280
95 Nissan Altima GXE, 4 cyl,
PS, AT, AC, PL, PW, LM $9000/
obo, 284-4287
96 Ford Explorer, XLT, 4 dr,
LM, loaded $20,000/obo, 260-
3536
96 Ford Taurus, dty pd $9500,
276-6336
96 Alfa Romeo, leather seats,
all extras, exc cond $10,000,
226-3924
97 Chrysler town & country
mini van, wht, CD, AC, PS, PB
$20,000, 272-2241
97 Nissan Sentra, Kenwood
stereo, 10 CD changer, exc
cond, dty pd $8000/obo, 260-
6179
Toyota Tercel, new parts &
repair, 272-1216



Complete computer setup, 386
SX, 40MB HD, 4MB Ram, CD-
ROM, sound blaster w/Citi-
zen printer & key board $100,
288-6103
286 w/mon, printer & more,
236-0857
486 Packard Bell computer
w/mon and spkrs, 263-9074
Toshiba laptop w/printer
$1500, mon $300, 232-7294
AST Pentium 200,64 MB Ram,
4 GIG HD, 17" mon, modem,
HP color printer, win 95, of-
fice 97, loaded w/software
$1195, 232-7053
IBM computer & printer $100,
272-2947
Scantron computerized test
grading system w/card
reader, computer, printer &
software $1800, 265-6394


Scantron & software $1100,
265-6394
New AMDKG II, 300 MHz, 32
Ram, 56K modem, 40X 3.2
GB, AGP 8 MB, 3D sound,
spkrs $750, 231-1915
Apple II computer, color mon,
Image writer II printer, 220-
0523
Computer armoire w/drop
desk area, light wood, $350,
260-0799 evenings
Fax machine $150, copy ma-
chine $150, printer $250,232-
7294
Computer 6.4 GB & extras
$800, 270-1116
15" Relisys CLR mon, like new,
ex cond $130, 285-4093
Printer Panasonic, Quiet, 24
pin KX-P2124, exc $80, 285-
4093
14" mon for Macintosh $75,
Style writer II printer $40,265-
5691
Computer Programs Win 95,
works, quicken deluxe 98,
money 97, 284-6975
2X CD-ROM drive $10, hand
held scanner $50, cordless
TV/HI Fl headset $25, 272-
2753
Panasonic LQ 1070 printer
$185, 269-6728



Pioneer receiver & surround
sound amp w/cabinet, manu-
als, remotes, 288-5498
Brother word processor w/
mon $100, 288-6595 '
Technics SA-EX 300 re-
ceiver, dolby pro logic 3 x
80w & 2 x 40w $150, 272-
5054 Carlos
Nintendo 64 w/4 games, 3
controllers, 2 rumble & 2
memory packs $250, 288-
7527
VCR, needs work $20, 276-
6250
Sony stereo AV920, tuner
receiver, dolby surround
$200, 269-9984
Bose spkrs 601 $250, 272-
5642
Fax machine $75, 272-5642
Tektronix spectrum analyzer
492 $3000/obo, 272-2227 Iv
msg
Sony 8mm Handy Cam, CCD-
F500 w/hard side case $350/
obo, 288-5924
Pioneer 6 CD changer &
sherwood cass deck for
home audio, dolby B & C $75,
272-5054
27" Zenith TV console, blk,
work gd $100, 288-5757
21" TV color RCA $480, 288-
7194
Tektronix, oscilloscope w/
digital storage, model 486
$1000/obo, 272-2227 Iv msg
AC/DC multi-meter, fluke 27,
exc cond $80, 272-2227
Yarnaha bass amp w/4 spkrs
16" unit $650, 269-5700 Iv
msg
Sony STR-D665 home enter-
tainment A/V receiver w/5
spkrs, like new $200, 285-
6142
Vided camera w/case & ex-
tra lenses, all access, grt
cond $150, 288-6103
VCR-VHS $135, 288-6103
Nintendo w/games, 284-6692
Video camera w/case, needs
cleaning $100, 288-6103 af-
ter 4 p.m.
Digital camera $700, 232-
7294
19" TV Sony, Sega genesis,
232-5997
25" TV $200, 236-0857
CD player, 5 pack or single,
272-5678
Magnavox stereo console,


150w Pioneer spkrs, Casio
tone CT310, f/sz keyboard,
stereo system, 230-2384



Sharp micro, 1.47 cub, runs
grt $30, 288-6595
Sofa sectional multi color
$800, desk computer, roll top
$500, 288-7194
Tbl w/6 chairs $250, Q/sz BR
set, new $1000, 18,000 BTU
AC $500, 288-5083
6' Whirlpool refrig, gd cond
$450/obo, 268-2854
Refrig, side by side, gd cond
$350, 259-9475
Carpet, grn, wall to wall, exc
cond $150, 272-6653
14,000 BTU Whirlpool AC, new
$300, 272-6653
Carpet, brn, new $100, 272-
6653
BIk entertainment center,
holds CD's & videos $100,
288-6595
Glass top, gold base, 1 cof-
fee & 2 end tbls $200, 288-
6595
LR tbl, 2 end & 1 coffee $50,
crib & changing tbl $150, 284-
3632
LR set, 5 pc, BR set, wood
bkshelves, teak desk, 7' x 3'
fornica tbl, 3 ceiling fans w/5
lights ea & more, 236-8872
15' GE chest frzr $400, rugs,
It blue w/pad $225, 272-6817
2 sets, f/sz matt & box spring,
$100/set, 272-2621
Q/sz bed, matt, box spring,
head board $200, 226-0856
Rosewood BR furniture, cu-
rio cab & more, 270-1018
17' GE refrig $240,19'GEfrzr
$290, 10,000 AC $275, 272-
6210
Sofa, Ivseat, chair'& foot stool'
$350, rug Persian $35, 221-
4711
Dryer, new $250, 221-4711
Q/sz sofa bed $300, sofa &
Ivseat $350, 226-0856
15.1' Whirlpool frzr $185,
dryer $75, 260-8252
Rug 12 x 15, sea grn $120,
260-8252
Redwood patio rocking chairs
$25/ea, 272-5678
Twin sz bed w/matt & box
spring conforter set, clothes,
288-6228
Glass DR tbl w/4 chairs $80,
288-5743
Sofa & Ivseat, k/sz bed, en-
tertainment center, desk, wall
to wall carpets, 232-5997
Micro, Ex-lg Panasonic, gd
cond $75, dishwasher por-
table w/extra long hose,
butcher block top $75, 288-
6103
DR tbl w/chairs tile top $150,
284-3524
Sofa, Ivseat & chair $500,
284-3524
2 entertainment centers, DR
set w/4 chairs, 288-5591
Couch & matching chair, brn
$150, 288-5339
GE washer $300, dryer $200,
17" refrig $300, LR set $200,
220-2442
Sm computer tbi $20, sofa &
Ivseat, vinyl print, wicker &
rattam $350, 226-4090
Wooden TV stereo entertain-
ment shelf $350, 272-2656
5 pc BR set, headboard,
dressers night stands $1400,
272-2656
Entertainment center $145,
coffee & end tbl $285, vertical
blind, 78 x 84 $70, 232-6589
GE refrig, side by side, Whirl-
pool frzr, 2 AC, 272-2078
Whirlpool refrig/frzr, 2 dr, gd
cond $550, 233-1080
2 12,000 BTU AC $150/ea, 2














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18,000 BTU AC $225/ea, 272-
2311 after 6:30 pm
Mahogany DR tbl w/8 chairs
& 3 extension leaves, gd cond
$850, 272-2860
Sofa & Ivseat, carpets 12 x 15
& 9 x 12 grey, 9 x 12 cream,
6 x 9 rose, 288-4572
Wooden bkcase, 4 shelves,
glass dr, exc cond $75, oak
tbl w/4 chairs $350, 284-6539
Sofa & Ivseat, very gd $950,
extra Ig chair & ottoman, grt
cond $250, 284-6539
Micro oven sharp $100, 272-
5642
18,500 BTU AC $300, 23.7'
cuin, side by side $650, gas
stove $250, 226-7175
Cabinet wood, 60" high $50,
272-5642
Dresser w/mirror $150, 272-
5642
4 AC $100, 272-5642
Teak hope chest $200, teak
entertainment center, 3 pc
$500, 272-5642
Wall units, belgiam oak, enter-
tainment center, bar, bkcase
& triple china w/end units
$2200, 265-8113
Rattan sofa $250, dinette tbl
w/4 chairs $150, rugs $50, tbl
$50, 213-8825
Refrig, washer, dryer, dish-
washer, beds, dressers, tbl,
micro, chairs, bkcases, 272-
2072
Marble coffee tbl w/2 end tbl,
bik sofa, dishwasher, DR tbl
w/6 chairs, patio fumiture, 5
pc, rugs & more, 260-9902
DR tbl w/6 chairs, china cab,
cherry $3500, 272-2671
American oak triple dresser
w/2 mirrors & armoir $550,
285-6142
Girls BR set, wht $300, wht
bunk beds $300, roll top desk
$600, presidents chair $150,
272-6829
Sofa bed w/wood trim $300,
Q/sz bed $200, sofa & Ivseat
$350, 226-4090
25' refrig, LR furniture, DR
chairs, computer desks, night
tbl, bed, 265-5691
Set of kitchen cabinets, ma-
rina wood $475, dbl bed $60,
BBQ grill $30, 272-1189
22' Whirlpool refrig, dish-
washer, Early American DR
& LR, lined curtains, 276-6814
Dbl bed w/frame, headboard
& matt $350, 265-8113
Carpet, pink $40, 236-0857
DR set, blk w/glass tbl, gd
cond $175, 284-4711
AC, frzr, mini blinds, 272-5678
DR & LR sets, 272-6239
Refrig, side by side $650,288-
5376
22' Whirlpool refrig w/ice
maker, side by side $900/obo,
232-7028
Wood DR set w/6 chairs &
china cab $975, dresser, mir-
ror, 5 drawerches & night tbl
$325, 272-6276
Patio tbl set w/grn umbrella &
6 chairs $250, 265-8113
GE refrig, gd cond $395, GE
washer, gd cond $325, 272-
6276
Daybed, like new $400, 272-
6276
Canopy bed, f/sz, entertain-
ment center, 272-2697
18,000 BTU AC $100, 12,000
BTU AC $75, 232-7016
Sumbearm gas grill w/pro-
pane tank $150, 265-8113
Hot Point dryer $125, com-
puter tbl $60, 232-7016 ,
Sofa, 3 pc sectional, off-wht
$600, 232-6490
LR, DR, bkshelves & more,
284-6482
Iron daybed w/trumdle $300,
265-8113


Wood bar $500, 269-6728
Household goods, furniture &
more, 226-8209
Q/sz BR set Broyhill, 5 pc
$1500, DR set, 8 pc, oak/roble
$2000, 272-2723
BR set, secretaries desk,
curio cab, entertainment cen-
ter w/TV & VCR, 272-1175
DR tbl, oval, 80 x 40 w/2
leaves, 15"/ea, cherry, 2 arm
& 4 str chairs $650, 265-8113
3 pc LR set $800, recliner,
Laz boy $150, 272-2723
23.7' GE refrig, dbl dr, 18,000
BTU AC, 272-6277
Queen Anne sofa tbl $100,
semi circular sofa $500, twin
bed $100, 225-1375
K/sz bed $200, bassett couch
$150, 284-6692
GE refrig $250, Whirlpool
dryer$125, GEfrzr $300, AC,
272-6839
21.8' GE refrig, side by side,
13,000 BTU AC, curtains, 272-
2870
Lg micro $50, dishwasher
$75, 288-6103 after 4 pm
AC, all sz, 272-6653
Air matt, dbl $40 & queen $50,
carpeting, bn, blue & rose
$35, 232-7053
18,000 BTU AC $300, 6000
BTU AC $150, washer $300,
272-2947
Bamboo LR $300, 272-6045
Bed, refrig, AC, fans, elec
equip, 236-0005
Magic Chef stove, 4 buner
$250, 270-1116



Computer tbl $100,232-7294
Child bike seat w/helmet $15,
284-3632
Dooney and bourke zippered
agenda, new, 272-2262
6" artificial x-mas tree $25/
neg, 220-2442
Tropicalized piano $1200,
288-5376
Barbie play house, 272-2697
Fish tanks & supplies, 272-
2947 Michael
Lg little tikes, hinge gyn w/2
slides & new hardware $275/
obo, 284-5197
Antique sewing mach, desk
chair & others antiques, 272-
1216
Audio technician VHF, wire-
less, head worn, mic system,
new $295/neg, 268-4732
Elec sewing mach $100,284-
4771
Piano $1200, 288-5339
Piano, exc cond $1300, 232-
7181
Century deluxe car seat $40/
obo, quik step car booster
$25, 288-6693
Plants $1, 288-4437
Hanging & potted plants, 232-
7053
Sears compound sliding miter
saw w/stand $750, dehumidi-
fier $50, 2 rugs $40/60, 284-
3477
Baby stroller, baby carrier,
baby boys winter clothes,
284-3825
A/50 portable cass player,
misc videos tapes, 263-9074
L-shape wood bar $150, 272-
2860
Sofa recliner $200, 29" win-
dows blinds $5, storage plas-
tic Rubbermaid $100, 260-
0156
4' x 5' wrought iron gate $125,
5 x 8 aluminum storage shed
$200, 232-7053
Medium sz shipping kennel
$25, 232-7181
Garden tools, sprinklees,
hoses, potted plants, utility
tbl, 272-2621


Dresses, sz 14, $10/15/20,
232-7110 evenings 6 - 8 pm
Rubbermaid patio storage,
shed, coffee tbl, 12' x 15'
oriental rug, ceiling fans &
more, 232-5997
Animal cage, heavy wire, 2' x
2' x 3' $25, 272-2671
Singer sewing mach $150,
wht sewing mach $200, 225-
1375
Vertical blinds, rose color,
various plants, 272-5162
100' cyclone fence w/posts
$85, 272-5162
Dishwasher $100, blue car-
pet, 272-5162
Bath & hand towels, wash
cloths, shower curtain, bath
mat, rugs all blue, 284-6975
Satellite Dish 24' w/receiver
& decoder, 272-5678
Sheet metal bender bench
mountable $125, atlas lawn
mower, exc cond $50, eng
hoist leveler, new $40, 272-
6553
Plants & garden marmol stone,
230-2384
CZ/BHS commemorative pen
& ink drawings, 11 x 17 $10,
set of 10, 6 x 8, note cards
$15, 288-7195
42 cup party pearls coffee
maker $18, 270-1116
Lawn mower $90, gas
weedeater $100, elec
weedeater $25, 232-7016
25 gal external gas tank $25,
272-6900
Ceramics air brush, new $70,
ceramics molds, assorted,
mixer $30, 272-6045
Crafts man complete me-
chanic tool set w/2 tool chests
$1000, 269-6728
Lg Fisher Price pirate ship
$75, child poot$10,288-6103
after 4 pm
Silver coins, Walking Liberty
Halt Dollars w/whitman folder
1916 - 1936, 25 coins $95,
226-7450
Laserdisc movies $7/ea, 226-
5135
Brig & strottan gas generator,
4500 HP $550, bug killer $30,
lawn mower $110, 270-1116
Round trip airline ticketto Gua-
temala, open date $300, 260-
4094
84 Honda Civic for parts, $400,
225-2345


84 Honda Goldwing $1500,
288-7071
91 Kawasaki Ninja ZZR-11,
1100cc, blk $7900/obo, 263-
5022
91 Nichthawk 750, runs grt
$1600/obo, 284-6940
97 Kawasaki KX-250, exc
cond $2800, 276-6323
Suzuki AG50, dty pd $900,
225-2345
Honda Scouter $500, 284-
6482



Balboa 2265 A, 7 am - 1 pm
Balboa 2351 A, Owen St
Cardenas 7304 A
Clayton 827.B, 7 -11 am
Clayton 428 A, 7 - 9 am
Clayton 1153 A, 6 - 10 am
Clayton 16 A, 7 am - noon
Clayton 417 B, 7 -10 am
Curundu 2164
Diablo, Hangar 66
GamboaHSE 157,7am-noon
Howard 671 B, 6 am
Howard 597, 6 am - noon
Howard, Qtrs 184, Norton St
Kobbe 312 B, 7 am
Kobbe 447 C, 7 - 11 am
Kobbe, Qtrs 366 A, 7:30 - 11
am
Kobbe 302, 7 am - 1 pm
La Boca 977 B, 6 - 10 am
Los Rios 6338 B
Marbella, Torres del Pacifico,
Torre B, Apto 16-B
D St, Altos del Chase
St J, Villa de Las Fuentes #1,
HSE#D12-B
Tumba Muerto, Altos de La
Montana 42 A, 11 am



Nordic ryder, 288-5591
Weightlifting equip, 272-6277
Roller blades, sz 11 w/pro-
tection gear $50, 284-4771
Basketballset$100,260-0156
Bike Rack, removable, adjust-
able, new $40, 272-2621
Mountain bike, 232-5997
Male blk bike, 10 spd $100/
obo, 272-6900


Aerobic instructor equip, vari-
ous items, 268-4732
Aguashot II underwater cam-
era, housing for disponsal
cameras w/strobe & macro
kit $150, 272-5642
Golf glubs Taurus, dbl driver,
46" $50, outburst aggressive,
4 fareway driver $50, 3 wood
metal $30, 265-8113
Nikonos III underwater cam-
era w/2 35mm lenses & o ring
kit, new cond $375,272-2656
Skurfboard waterski surf-
board $100, scuba tanks $80/
ea, dugout canoe $80, 276-
6250
Multi system home GXM $275,
272-2860
86 Kawasaki jet ski, 550cc,
runs grt $1000, 288-7315
2 boys bike $45/ea, 272-2671
Exer stepper, wht, like new
$80, 288-5757
Roller blades, unisex, sz 3/4,
new $20, 284-6975
Surf board 7" 6 w/leash $300,
284-6423
Scuba regulator by scuba pro,
MK-20UL/D-400, ultra light
$500, 236-6302
Scuba regulator by US
daivers SE-2 w/conshelf oc-
topus $280, 236-6302
Several fishing poles w/reels,
272-6553



79 Ford E150 panel van, V-6,
standard transmission $1295,
232-7053
80 Jeep Wagoner dty pd, gd
con $2500/obo, 232-6348'
84 Dodge, 4 x 4, pick up, PS,
PB, stereo, camper top, tires,
exc cond $4000/obo, 284-
4457
85 Mitsubishi Montero, 4 x 4,
dty pd $3800, 315-0801
85 Mitsubishi delivery van,
dsl, runs well $2500, 269-
5700 Iv msg
87 Dodge Dakota LE, V-6, PS,
PB, AC, am/fm cass $3200,
226-5973
87 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, 8
cyl $3000/obo, 284-4287
89 GMC convention van,
loaded, runs exc $4750/obo,
284-6050
89 Bronco RLT, dty pd, 236-
0005
90 Trooper, 4 x 4, 6 cyl, 5 spd,
AT, gas engine, 260-4417


90 Isuzu Trooper, exc cond,
284-3825
90 Ford Bronco II, 6 cyl, AC,
PS, AT, PB, tan color, new
paint, gd cond, dty pd $4200,
222-0579
90 Chevy Suburban, fwd, dty
towing pkg, 6.2 liter dsl, not
dty pd $12000, 272-6839
90 Kia busito, 12 pass $4500,
272-2028
92 GMC Jimmy, 4 x 4, aspeh
blue, loaded, exc cond $8000/
firm, 265-3685
92 Ford- Explorer XLT, new
tires, exc cond $10,500, 272-
2618
92 Isuzu Rodeo, 4 x 4, V-6,
AC, CD player, 4 dr, new
tires, exc cond $9000/neg,
284-6636
93 Toyota 4Runner, 4 x 2, AT,
AC, PS, PB, Kenwood stereo,
exc cond $15,000/obo, 288-
4182
93 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4 x
4 $14,000, 272-2620
93 Grand Cherokee Limited, 4
x 4, leather, loaded $13,000,
288-6826
94 Chevrolet Cheyenne, C
1500, wht, 6 cyl, gas, AT, PS,
PB, AC, RA, exc cond, 232-
5997
94 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, 5
spd, 6 cyl, LM, soft & bikini
top, class III hitch $10,500,
285-4381
95 Ford Explorer, 2 x 4, XLT,
lumbar seats, exc cond
$16,000/obo, 230-0143
96 Ford Explorer XL, 4 x 4, 4
dr, 5 spd, LM, exc cond
$18,000, 232-6498
96 Ford Explorer XLT, 4 dr,
LM, loaded, exc cond
$22,000, 260-3536
97 Isuzu Troper LS, 4 x 4, AT,
PW, PL, PM, LM, exc cond
$21,000, 264-8768



Nintendo 64 cass, gd cond,
237-9194
Fem roommates, close to
USMAonTumba Muerto, nice
accommodations, 230-2384
Gd family for grt maid, Eng
spking, honest, dependable,
hard worker, 264-4667
Lg dog kennel, 280-3429 af-
ter 5:30 pm
Bed liner & storage trunk for
pick up, 232-5997
Someone to repair rattan fur-
nisher at my home, 288-4437


STropic Times Ad Form

Note: Advertising in the Tropic Times is offered on a space available basis to military mem-
bers, civilian DoD employees, and employees of other government agencies. Ads will be ac-
cepted only for NON-COMMERCIAL services or goods offered by the advertiser or an immedi-
ate family member. Suspected abuse of the ad services will results in non-publication of the
ad(s) in question. For more information, call 285-4666/6612.
* Deadline for submitting ads is 9 a.m. Monday. If Monday is a holiday, the deadline
is 1 p.m. the Friday before.

* Read instructions below, then completely fill out the ad form. Incomplete ads will
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* Ads offering, foods, hair care or translation will Not be run without a copy
of licenses to operate on post/base.
* Mail ads to: Tropic Times, Unit 7145, APO AA 34004 or deposit them in
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Summer registration
Howard's Summer Program
registration for 3 - 5 year-olds
begins Monday at the Child De-
velopment Center. To register,
bring shot records and a Leave and
Earnings Statement. Spaces are
limited. For more information, call
284-3711/6235.

HAFB Teen Center
The West Bank Teen Center
has relocatedto the Howard
Youth Center, Building 696. For
more information, call 284-4700.

Summer program
The Howard Youth Center is
offering a free Summer Program
beginning May 24 - July 30.
Your child must be registered in
order to participate in the pro-
gram. For more information, call
the Youth Center at 284-4700.

Free postal service
Free military postal service is
only available to the two remaining
APOs in Panama: 34001 and
34004. All other locations require
postage.

79th Army Band
The 79th Army Band's Armed
Forces Day Concert is 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at the Fort Clayton The-
ater.

School orientation
For parents of command spon-
sored students remaining in Panama
after August, there will be a school
orientation on Monday at 1 p.m. at
the Howard Elementary School or
5 p.m. at the Valent Recreation
Center on Fort Clayton. Topics
covered include enrollment applica-
tion, schools available, reimbursable
costs and nonreimbursable costs.

HAFB NAF sale
There will be a sale of NAF
items at the Howard Officer's Club
Saturday from 8 a.m. - noon. Items
included are tables, chairs, bar
stools, linens and dishware, to
name a few. Open to privileged ID
card holders only. For more infor-
mation, call 284-5363.

Pre-Teen Jam
The Howard Youth Center is
holding a Pre-Teen Jam for chil-
dren.9 - 12 years old 7 - 10:30 p.m.
today. Cost is $2.50 with activity
card and $3.50 without activity


card. There will also be a School's
Out Pre-Teen Jam 7:30 p.m. -
midnight today which will be free
of charge. For more information,
call 284-4700/5615.

Summer Program
Registration for the summer
program is today and Saturday at
Building 155 on Fort Clayton. The
free program begins in June and will
include a Toddler/Preschool Camp
for 2 - 5 year-olds, a school age
camp for 5 - 12 year-olds, and vari-
ous youth activities. For more in-
formation, call 288-6810.

CCAF degree
The Education Office will be re-
locating to Building 707 Saturday
and is scheduled to close July 31.
To all those in line for senior master
sergeant, if you are completing or
near completing your CCAF de-
gree, please stop by the Education
Office as soon as possible to have
your records updated to reflect
your current CCAF standing. For
more information, call Lisa Poland
at 284-3263/4863/3264.

Veterinary facility
An element of the Corozal Vet-
erinary Treatment Facility will be-
gin operation on Howard Monday.
The hours of operation are Mon-
day - Friday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. in
Building 202, near the Commis-
sary. For more information, call
285-5966/5967.

Red Cross training
The American Red Cross is of-
fering the following courses for the
month of May. Tuesday.- Thurs-
day Community First Aid and
Safety in English and May 22 in
Spanish. May 29 Cardiopulmo-
nary Resuscitation for Professional
Rescuer. You can sign up and pay
for classes in Room 344, Building
519, Fort Clayton. For more infor-
mation, call 288-5509/5647.

Family Support hours
The Family Support Center has
new hours of operation. They are
now open Monday through Friday
from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4
p.m. They will be closed from
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch.
For more information call the cen-
ter at 284-5010.

Volunteer register
Volunteers and volunteer coor-


dinators should ensure that all
volunteer hours are registered
with the Howard Family Support
Center's Volunteer Program.
Also, any volunteers who are
PCSing in the near future should
come by the FSC to pick up a
letter stating their volunteer
hours. For more information, call
Lizca Fearon at 284-5650.

USARSO volunteers
The Quality of Life/Installation
Volunteer Center is currently
preparing "Statement of Service"
letters for all registered volun-
teers. To receive your letter, stop
by the QOL/LVC Office 2nd
Floor, Building 200 Fort Clayton.
For more information, call Tina
Hobson at 288-9303/9304.

Mailing packages
The Fort Clayton Post Office
has implemented an appointment
system for individuals who need
to mail five parcels or more. Due
to an increase in moves, we suggest
that people call the number listed
below and arrange an appointment
between 9 - 9:20 a.m. and the
staff will assist those individuals
before opening for regular cus-
tomer service. In return, this will
decrease the lines and waiting time
for other customers. All forms and
documentation need to be ready
prior to the appointment date. For
more information, call 288-5522/
4802.

Free child care
Air Force staff sergeants and
below can receive up to 20 free
hours of childcare when they are
within 90 days of PCS departure
from Howard Air Force Base. The
Child Development Center will
provide services. Members should
bring orders to the Family Sup-
port Center to receive a certifi-
cate.

Parent support
The New Parent Support Pro-
gram is located at ACS Building
155 on Fort Clayton. Monthly
classes available include Breast
Feeding (Spanish and English),
Parenting and Infant Care. There
are also support group meetings.
For more information, call Nelida
Holnes at 288-4921/5307.

Clayton Library
The Clayton Library has a


Congratulations to ...
Marina Hullen and Philip Kelley on the birth of their baby girl,
Alexandra Taylor. Alexandra was born April 17 at San Fernando Hospital - .
and weighed 71bs. 6ozs. and was 20 inches long.
Toby and Dania Farmer on the birth of their baby boy, Toby Jr. Toby
Jr. was born April 19 at San Fernando Hospital and weighed 6 lbs. 7 ozs.
Craig and Nancy Bernat on the birth of their baby boy, Steven. Steven was born
April 21 at San Fernando Hospital and weighed 9 lbs. 4ozs. and was 21.6 inches long.
Michael and Nicole Stump on the birth of their baby girl, Beau Tyler Date. Beau was
born April 23 at Patilla Hospital and weighed 8bs. 6ozs. and was 20.5 inches long.
Ruben and Deborah Pineiro on the birth of their baby boy, Joshua. Joshua was born
April 25 at San Fernando Hospital and weighed 81bs. 3 ozs and was 20 inches long.
Stephan and Elizabeth Eising on the birth of their baby girl, Rebecca Lynn. Rebecca
was born April 25 at San Fernando Hospital and weighed 61bs. 12ozs. and was 19.25
inches long.
Jeff and Jessica Milos on the birth of their baby girl, Jasmine Christine. Jasmine
was born April 24 at San Fernando Hospital and weighed 7bs. 6ozs and was 19.6 inches
long.
Kevin and Carmen Huggins on the birth of their baby girl, Gabriela Angelica.
Gabiela was born April 29 at San Fernando Hospital and weighed 61bs. 14ozs. and was 19.6
inches long.


Kennels for sale
The Corozal PX has airline approved kennels in all
sizes to keep pets safe during flight. The approximate
weights of the kennels are listed below as a conve-
nience in figuring total weight for pets and kennels to
meet airline restrictions:
Small #21103 wt.3 lbs. 21"Lx 16"Wx 15"H
Medium #21104 9 lbs. 27"L x 20"W x 19"H
Large #21106 20 lbs. 36"L'x24"Wx26"H
X-large #21107 24 lbs. 40"L x 27"W x 30"H
Giant #21108 43 lbs. 48"L x 32"W x 35"H
Int. #21000 5 lbs. 24"L x 6 1/2"W x 14 1/4"H


Cabin #21009


home page on the World Wide Web
listing hours, resources and ser-
vices. Also included are guides to
using the library. There are photo
albums and an e-mail address for
feedback, comments and even ref-
erence questions. The address is:
http://www.army.mil/usarso/libr/
claytonm/.

Foster Care
The Family Advocacy Program
welcomes participants interested in
becoming Certified Foster Care Par-
ents. The program provides train-
ing that enables you to gain re-
warding experiences. Earn some ex-
tra money while in your home and
"open your heart to a child" in
need of temporary placement due
to an emergency situation. Appli-
cants must reside on a military in-
stallation. For more information,
call Nelida Holnes at 288-6643.

Relocation Center
The Relocation Assistance Cen-
ter offers a variety of services. For
those PCSing, there are computers
.with Internet access and a well-
stocked lending closet to help you
with all your basic household
needs. For more information, stop
by Building 200, Fort Clayton, or
call 288-9234/9235.

Vehicle registration
Personnel moving to Puerto Rico
can register their vehicle at the
LEA Vehicle Registration in Build-
ing 519, 2nd Floor, Room 246, 8
a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m. Monday
- Friday. You will need the vehicle
title, proof of insurance and orders
for Puerto Rico. Those who have
already shipped their vehicle to
Puerto Rico can also obtain their
decals at this office. For more in-
formation, call 288-4916/4919.

Planning party
SAS has inflatables for rent. The
colorful balloons include the
Happy Clown Typhoon, the
Amazing Castle Maze and games
galore. Rentals are run by the CYS
staff. For more information, call
288-6451.

Teen Center
A computer lab is located on
the 1st Floor of Building 155 and
is open 6 - 9 p.m. Monday -
Thursday.

Attention volunteers
If you are presently volunteer-
ing or have volunteered in the past
at Howard AFB, sign up with the
volunteer coordinator in the Family
Support Center and receive credit
for the experience you gained. For
more information, call 284-5650.

Typing course
The Howard Family Support


3 lbs. 19"L x 12 1/2"W x 10 3/4"H


Center's Computer Resource Cen-
ter offers computerized, multime-
dia typing tutorial software. Be-
ginners can learn how to type at
their own pace. To sign up for an
appointment, call Dave Krier at
284-5650.

Charitable donations
The Chapel, Building 500, col-
lects clothing, small household ap-
pliances, toys, and nonperishable
food for distribution to Panama's
needy. Stop by anytime Monday -
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For
more information, call 284-3948

Fax service
The Corozal PX offers fax ser-
vices at the customer service
counter. The cost is $1 per page,
plus telephone charges.

Layaways
All layaways have ceased. By .
Aug. 30 all layaways must be
picked up or cancelled. For details,
call 285-4121.

Free calls
All military ID holders can
make up to two free five minute
Military Affiliated Radio Sys-
tem calls to anywhere in the
U.S. and Puerto Rico 3 - 5 p.m.
Friday and Sundays. For ap-
pointments, call 272-6968.

Pet supplies
Since the Corozal Veterinary
Treatment Facility approaches clo-
sure Aug. 31, the VTF is reminding
pet owners to stock up on rou-
tinely used medications to last
through their PCS move. The last
order for pet supplies is June 1 and
when supplies run out they will not
be replenished. Also, the VTF is
requesting that if your pet is no
longer in Panama or has been
adopted to another family, call
them at 285-5866/5867 to help up-
date their records.

Laundry service
Super Suds Laundromat offers
a drop-off, same-day pickup ser-
vice Monday - Friday. The
laundromat is located next to the
Fort Clayton Burger King.

Shipping your pet
Shipping your pet? For infor-
mation, call 284-3069 or 288-
5946.

HAFB club relocates
On Aug. 1, the Tropic Breeze
Club will close and relocate to
Building 707 (Cafe 707 and Top 3
Lounge). All club membership
dues will be discontinued on this
date and the existing Top 3/
Officer's Lounge will become a
base lounge, open to all ID card
holders ages 18 and older.












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Death Takes

A Holiday
The Theater Guild is hosting
the presentation of the
International School Drama
Club with the play Death
Takes A Holiday 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 21 and 22.
For reservations call 266-
9532/7862. This play is a
drama based on the poetic
conception of death sus-
pending activities for three
days in order to discover
why humans fear him as
they do. In the process, he
learns much about the
complex nature of love and
life. Director Gwedolyn
Turnbull, assistant director
Lisa Miffitt and the producer
is Gale Cellucci.


Consolidated Exchange Memorial Day

Holiday Hours


Corozal Building 654
Main Store/1002
Video Rental/1402
La Casa de Amigos/2255
Burger King/2305
Baskin Robins/2257
Anthony's Pizza/2236
Corozal Commissary
Frank's Franks/2246
Curundu Building 2497
Shoppette & Gas/1313
Fort Clayton Building 151
Burger King/2301
Fort Clayton Building 519
Shoppette/1404
Fort Clayton
Popeye's Chicken/2306
Fort Clayton Building 135
Car Care Center/l301


Holiday hours
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Closed
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed

6 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Closed

Closed

7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Closed


Shoppette/1301 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Howard Building 709
Video Rental/MCSS 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Howard Building 300
Anthony's Pizza/2262 11 a.m. - 7 p.m
Baskin Robins/2801 11 a.m. -p.m.
Burger King/2304 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Howard Building 700
Shoppette/Class Six/Gas/1312 Open 24 hours
Kobbe Shoppette/1408 Closed
NOTE: All AAFES Pacific Community Concessions
Corozal, Clayton and Howard will work 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
except for the following:
Corozal, Fort Clayton and Howard Hours
Barber Shops 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Beauty Shops 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Theaters will work regular hours Memorial Day
Holiday.


Moving with your children


by Kelly Walters
Manager, Relocation Assistance Program
Small Children and
Elementary Schools
Coping with your children's concerns:
* Tell your children about the move as soon as the
decision is made.
* Share your thoughts with them and answer ques-
tions honestly.
* Enlist their help and ideas.
* Give the children recognition and approval.
* Take pictures of the new area and residence,
both inside and outside, including the front door,
child's room, yard or play area, and other places of
particular interest in the community, parks and amuse-
ment areas.
* Involve the children in planning the decore of
their new bedrooms or play areas.

Let your Youngster help with
moving preparations:
* Clean out basements, garages or yard prior to the
move.
* Assist in planning care of plants and/or pets dur-
ing the move.
* Organize their belongings for the movers to pack.
* Collect addresses of their friends and neighbors.
* Assist with tag sale or the charity donations of
unwanted toys, clothing and books.
Schools
When you have selected the school your
child will attend:
* Walk through while it is in session.
* Notice the kinds of clothing the students
wear, the kinds of shoes, the kinds of bags in
which they carry their books and the kind of hair-
styles.
* Once you arrive in town, tour the school:


* Meet with school administrators, teachers, cross-
ing .guards and bus drivers.
* Familiarize the children with the routes they will
take.
* Make sure that education and health records are
transferred in sufficient time. Try to obtain required
reading or booklets that may be helpful to older school
children.

Moving day suggestions:
* Let them pack their own bags of items important
to them.
* Be sure favorite toys, dolls, etc are taken in'the
car or put into a "first to unpack" box.
* Make certain that enough fun games, books,
songs and tapes are taken for the trip to the new loca-
tion. Invent a guessing game about the new location
for the family to play in the car.

When you arrive:
* Make it easy for children to meet others their
own ages and encourage them to invite friends home.
* Help them plan and throw a get-acquainted
party.
For more information, stop by the
Relocation Assistance Program Build-
ing 200 on Fort Clayton and pickup a
copy of "I'm Moving Too," a book
/ created by the Relocation Staff to
make moving a little easier on children,
or call 288-9235/36.


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FREE SHUTTLE BUS

TO TOCUMEN
Starting Saturday a shuttle bus service between Fort
Clayton and Tocumen Airport will be provided for all
military, civilians, and family members who have PCS
orders. The Fort Clayton Guest House will serve as the
POC for making reservations. There will be three runs
per day as required. This service will be provided at no
charge to authorized personnel. The following steps will
be used when making reservations:
* Reservations are made at the reception desk at the
Fort Clayton Guest House located at Building 518
or by telephone to the reception desk at 288-4202/
4206 from 7:30 a.m. hours to 5 p.m. hours only.
* Reservations must be made at least three days in
advance.
* Information required for reservations include total
numberin party, amountofluggage, numberof pets,
time of flight and flight number.
* The shuttle will make up to three runs per day to
Tocumen Airport if required with two pickup
points at Fort Clayton before departure. Travelers
must advise the reservations clerk of their desired
pick-up point at Fort Clayton. The early morning
shuttle run will have travelers at Tocumen Airport
by 5 a.m. The morning run will arrive at Tocumen
at 7 a.m. and the midday shuttle run will arrive at
Tocumen at noon. Pick-up points at Fort Clayton
for the three runs will be as follows:
Valent Rec Center Parking lot 3:30 a.m., 5:15 a.m and
9:45 a.m.
Clayton Guesst House 4 a.m., 5:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
The shuttle bus will leave pick-up points on times listed
above. Under no circumstances will the driver by able to
wait for late comers.






BHS graduation
The Balboa High School Graduation will be Saturday
on the front lawn of the high school. Due to the large
number of visitors and alumni guests who will be in
attendance, each family of a senior will receive eight
tickets for reserved seating. These tickets guarantee a
seat for the graduation. Any-additional guest will be
placed in the general seating area. Gate A, which is for
ticketed guests, will open at 6:30 a.m. The general seat-
ing gate will open at 7 a.m. The only gates, which will
be open, will be those located along Rooselvelt Road.
All gates will be marked either A or general seating. All
parking will be in the football field or surrounding ar-
eas.
All registered alumni must pick up their reserved
tickets 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. by May 14 in the main office of
the high school.

The Alumni Brunch
The Balboa High School Graduation Alumni brunch
is Saturday immediately following the graduation
which begins at 7:30 a.m. This brunch will provide an
opportunity for returning alumni to visit with their
former classmates. The brunch will be at the Fort
Clayton Community Club. Selected vendors will sell
memorabilia at the champagne brunch. The cost is $10
per person and reservations can be made by contact-
ing Ms. Zenia Morris at tzmorris@pangbm.net.
Payments must be made by check or money or-
der payable to the Clayton Community Club. Send
your checks to
Ms. Zenia Morris
PSC4 Box 1167
APO AA 34004.
Tickets can be picked up at the Balboa High
School main office prior to graduation.

The celebration
The parents of the last graduating class of Balboa
High School, the class of '99, will be sponsoring a cel-
ebration party on Saturday at the Plaza Paitilla Inn for
the seniors and their guests.
In order to provide momentous and gifts, many in
the interested community have donated various items
for door prizes. If you wish to donate to this last cel-
ebration activity, call Sherry Barnish at 284-4023.


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* Youth Scene


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Pet of the week
" ' This is Nolan Bautista and his number one
friend, Sammy. They both enjoy playing and
spending time together. Sammy is now 109 lbs
and will be 2-years-old on Aug. 28.
Kids: If you'd like to see a picture of yourself and your pet in the
Tropic Times, send it through MPS to Tropic Times, Unit 7145, APO
1b " AA 34004 or drop it in our box at the Fort Clayton Post Office. Be
S " ! sure to include your name, as well as your pet's name. (You can
' i 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.


Karil Justo


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Lunch Menu

May 17 - 21
Curundu Middle and Balboa
High Schools

Monday - Popeyes
chicken, mashed pota-
toes, green beans,
fruits, peanut butter
cookie, milk.
Tuesday - Turkey
sandwich, lettuce and
tomato, pears, choco-
late cookie, milk.
Wednesday - Beef-a-
roni, carrots, peaches, milk.
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inursaay - apagnett and meat sauce, garlic
toast, green beans, pineapple, oatmeal and raisin
cookie, milk.
Friday - Manager's Day. Enjoy your lunch.
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Lunch Program
May 17- 21
Howard and Fort.Kobbe
Elementary Schools

Monday - Salami and
cheese sandwich, cucum-
ber slices, banana, cookie,
milk.
Tuesday - Ham and
cheese sandwich, lettuce
and tomato, pear, cookie,
milk.
Wednesday - Tuna salad
sandwich, tomato wedge,
orange, cookie, milk.
Thursday - Ham sand-
wich, carrot stick, apple, cookie, milk.
Friday - School is out.
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Corrina Todd, 12
May 5


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Alexandra Johnson, 12
May 5


Jeffrey Todd, 6
May 8


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Christopher Wilson, 7
May 11


Isabel Piiciro, 5
May 11


Javier Duarte, 4
May 12


Camping night


The Daisy Troop #5 and the Brownie Troop #10 had a super fun camping night at the Haward
Youth Center recently.


We want

your stuff


Let us print your stories. poems .
drawings or funny photo on the Youth
Scene Page.
Send them through NMPS to. Tropic
Times. Llnn 7145, APO AA 34004 or
drop them m our box at the Fort Cla)ron
Post Oftice by 9 a.m. Monday.
Make sure you put a return address on
your photos and artwork so we can re-
turn them. If you have any questions, call
Gnselda Stering at 285-4666/6612.


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Fort Clayton Summer Program
Summer Program Registration will take place today
- Saturday at Building 155, Fort Clayton, (CYS
Registy). Program will run from June 3 to July 30.
There will be no cost for the program, however chil-
dren must be registered.
Program includes: Toddler/Pre-school camp ages 2 -
5, 9 a.m. - noon.
School age camp ages 5 - 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Youth soccer, volleyball, basketball and raquetball
clinics.
Instructional classes: karate, piano and guitar.
Teen Program with tips and tours, outdoor activities,
center-based leisure activities and life skills workshops.
Activities will include field trip, swimming, arts and
crafts, games, cookouts, hikes for school age children,
and much more.
Activities for children ages 2 to 12 are based on
weekly themes such as: Crazy Summer Fun, Tunnel
Through Time, Traveling through the Seven Seas,
Olympic Spirit, Final Voyage and others. For more in-
formation, call 288-6810.


Golden Bus ning buses. You can do
Sit! Community members
Awards are encouraged to call the
school to report good be-
Winners of the Curundu El- - havior. Each bus has a
ementary School Golden Bus number and picture to as-
Award Program for April 27 sist observers in reporting
were: the Banama (101), the which bus had the best-
Motorcycle (705) and the Um- behaved students. For
brella (707). We want you to more information, call the school at 288-6565/
work harder next week so we can have more win- 6566.


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Important Days DoDDS celebration BHS Graduation Page 3: Today is Spouse Day and SaturAll DoDDs schools will be closed from The BHS Graduation will be held 7:30 day is Armed Forces Day. Check out Page 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, for a a.m. Saturday on the front lawn of the 3 to learn the historical significance and DoDDS Panama Organizational Closing high school. Each family of a senior will founding of Armed Forces Day, and read Celebration. Parents should arrange to obbe given eight tickets for their guests. All the address of Maj. Gen. Philip R. tain student records before or after the celregistered alumni and guests must pick up Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army South commandebration. School offices will open for regutheir reserved tickets by 4 p.m. today in ing general, and get his thoughts on the lar hours beginning May 24. From May 24, the main office of BHS. For information, importance of military spouses. all schools will focus on closing operations. see Page B11. AropT 0 Ties Vol. XII No. 19 Fort Clayton and Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama Friday, May 14,1999 Serving the Joint Community photos by Spc. Deborah L. Long (USARSO PAD) Assumption of Responsibility (Top) Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army South commanding general, passes the Colors to the new USARSO command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Robert P. Keehu, in an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony held Thursday at Soldiers' Field. In the background is the Theater Support Brigade command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Major John Humphries. (Left) Keehu, a 26-year Army veteran, addresses soldiers and guests to the ceremony. INI USAR %o hua, ds~ Town H ial M-(Eeting^ story and photo by Hall Meeting, held Thursday at the Vaand the Summer Youth Program, aiong ing Office (7 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Monday Carmela Lowe Gobern lent Recreation Center. Members of the others. Friday, and 8 a.m. to 12 noon on SaturTropic Times Staff military community as well as civilian emParents were encouraged to register day); FORT CLAYTON -"We re still here ployees and leaders from several agentheir children today and Saturday at The opening of the West Bank Vet till the verls end to make sure you have a cies, units, directorates and organizaBuilding 155, Fort Clayton, for the SumClinic; saf'e and successful more out oJ tions were in attendance. mer Youth Program, which is all in keep* The new Fort CIayton-Tocumlen Panama, said Maj. Gen. Philip R. The meeting was hosted by Col. Riching with the goal of maintaining quality Airport shuttle bus schedule; Kensinger, Jr., U.S. Army South comaid B. Thomas, Theater Support Brigade of 1C until the very end. The orderly scheduling of transmanding general, in his welcome comcommander, and several fIorthcom ing Members of the commttunity were enportation of pets. ments to attendees of thc monthly Town events were highlighted: The commenecouraged to continue planning ahead to On this point, Thtotiias cmipiasiied went exercise of allow for a smooth transition of the drawthat serious action would be taken ott pet Balboa High down, and they were asked to direct aibandoiticut School Satulday; their cfuestions to te source that coUld Othe topics included the announcethe 79th Army ofC bonafidc solttiois to bpir cottinent of ncw installation passes effective Band Armued cerns. Act. I for gardeners and domestic etiForces Day CoiCol. Thomas thoroughly discusseyc s cert Satitrdty it the iollowing topics accompanied by ot plovees; the n ew 24 houiri ulance setVice offered by) ALERTrA; and new biiurs [ie Fort Clayton slide presentation: 'Theater; the last i Various forticontilng ceretnin ies. to bc in effect ott Julie I al the Corocaf CoilmIlissary) (Mon. closed1, 10 a-11. -6 graduation Iif inc lung that of the USARSO Departure Panatia Canal Cetcrmony which is scheduled o Is 31 P m T icsday Friday 9 a.i. 5 p.m i. College on on Soldiers' Field; Satteday aod Sundc ,Y); Thurscdty; thc Tlse ciisinof JDO schools on Also ptcscnt it thc mi etine iiswer iHasta Luego" Thia qsu e)eisiins wers Gc r tcCti Kensiner, wi fe Reception ot The shipment of household goods tie USARSO cimsntiding general.; Lt. Thursday; thie ind private ly-o ned efhicfcs and ti] Col. DIe A. lCss, deputy' ciniiiiandfer, M'5ilitaiy/C iv'i'i ilii cc if scheduling'' then o 4tnh .sii ri Grii pf USAR s iisii Award Ceremnony timekl anr;l SL-'. Maj.' Robert 1'. Kcehu, lund ITSl' Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army South com"I May 21 : Li Ic The isi aiits Of set-efide qr Command Sgi N. Mj. lhn Humphries. manding general, gave the opening remarks to the sor M>otin Mcyk 5 is lei those sso I ossi n F ms" Sci ifr LiUr BCin eic Pue iiiUSARSO Town Hall Meeting. stip ii NI y ) lie exteided Issi s if (se i imis c1 i I t i n n iiCise

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2 Tropic Times May 14,1999 P ople Gnselda Sterling (Tropic Times) American Red Cross volunteer ceremony The American Red Cross Volunteer Office hosted the last volunteer recognition ceremony at the Fort Clayton Community Club, April 28. The event came to an end with the recognition of more than 75 volunteers. Greta Kensinger, wife of the U.S. Army South commanding general (right), Candy Trebon, wife of the 24th Wing Commander (left), and Susan O'Neil, wife of the 24th Medical Group Commander (not shown) are honorary advisors and were recognized with certificates, volunteer cups and pens. A buffet was followed by the ceremony. Volunteer of the Week FORT CLAYTON (Installation Volunteer Coordinator's Office) Daniel LaPlaca has been chosen as the U.S. Army South Volunteer of the Week for his outstanding support to the community. LaPlaca does volunteer work for the post office on Fort Clayton He said what he likes most about volunteering at the post office is seeing how happy people are when Tech. Sgt. Miconna Boaldin (U.S. Air Force) he gives them their packages. And out here His most rewarding experience is they're of receiving a Certificate of AppreciaSgt.TywaneGenrdoe. (Troprime ) Italo Morales, 24th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment operator, tion for his volunteer work. Daniel LaPlaca is the U.S. Army Tech Sgt. Kevin Cramer, airfield manager, and Tech. Sgt. Jeff McCoy, In his spare time, LaPlaca enjoys South Volunteer of the Week. 24th CES heavy equipment operator, remove the aircraft arresting syscollecting NFL caps and playing LaPlaca was born in California and tems from the Howard Air Force Base airfield May 6 and 7 as part of the sports. has lived in Panama his entire life. United States pullout from Panama. The system was an emergency feature on Tailhook-equipped aircraft such as the F-15 and F-16. This authorized unofficial command information publication is for U.S. armed forces overseas. The Tropic Timies is published in conjunction with the Armned 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. Tropkc Times, Un it 7145, A PO A A 34004. Office Automation Clerk .Tina Sumnmerton Building 405, Field Printing Plant, Corozal One W est Volunteer ...Dissenia Ortega Phone: 285-6612/4666 or FAX 285-6613. U.S. Army South Commanding General.Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr. E-Mail: pbouchard@usarso-lanl.army.mil U.S. Army South Public Affairs Office .288-3143 USARSO LAN address: pbouchard@sopa@usarso Public Affairs Officer .Lt. Col. Byron D. Conover Tropic Times on the World Wide Web at: www.tropictimes.com Deputy Public Affairs Officer .Capt. Larry D. Winchel E-Mail: daniel-amores@usa.net Command Information.Gaby Capriles NCOIC .Sgt. 1st Class Christopher C. Calkins C om m ander in C hief .G en. C harles E. W ilhelm Editor .Spc. D eborah L. Long Director, U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs .Col. Vicente C. Ogilvie 24th Wing Commander .Col. Gregory L. Tretbon U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs Office .(305) 437-1200 24th Wing Public Affairs Office .284-5459 Editor .Sgt. Paul Bouchard Chief of Public Affairs .1 st Lt. Joseph Della Vedova Assistant Editor .Sgt. Tywanna Gordon NCOIC .Tech. Sgt. M iconna J. Boaldin Writer/Editor .Spc. Kenneth K. Rockett Editor ...Staff Sgt. John B. Dendy IV Writer/Editor .Griselda Sterling Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South .Col. Barry J. Chisholm Writer/Editor ..Carmela Lowe Gobem Joint Interagency Task Force South Public Affairs Office .284-7502

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oices Tropic Times __A VNoicesMay 14, 1999 Celebrate Armed Forces Day A salute to our men Forces, but also of the special unity A among all of our citizens in the interwomen in uniform ests of security and peace. In his 1999 Armed Forces Day MesU.S. Army South story by Carmela Lowe Gobern sage, Secretary of Defense William Fort Clayton, Panama Tropic Times Staff Cohen salutes our men and women in Each year the third Saturday in the uniform for their achievements and selfMay 14, 1999 month of May is Armed Forces Day, an less service, and reminds them that annual celebration under the sponsorArmed Forces Day is a celebration of ship of the Department of Defense. their willingness to serve, in an effort This special recognition to the officto spread the blessings of freedom and To All Joint Task Force Panama Military Spouses: ers and enlis litardemocracy to people was created on Aug. ARMED FORME DAY I join the Army Chief of Staff in expressing sincere appreciation to 3 1, 1949, during the adParades, open houses, all the military spouses of the Joint Task Force Panama for the ministration of Secretary special ceremonies, reunwavering support you have given to your husbands and wives who of Defense Louis ceptions, concerts, and serve our Nation. Johnson, in commemoraair shows are some of tion of the unification of the events held in comYour spirit of volunteerism defines the excellence of our military the Army, Navy, Marine memoration of Armed communities, and your selfless commitment makes the vital difference Corps, Air Force and Forces Day. in Joint Task Force Panama's ability to accomplish our challenging Coast Guard under one deThis special day also mission. partment, the Department serves to increase awareof Defense. ness among civilians of the Your dedication and support are what make Joint Task Force Although this date is not role of the Armed Forces. Panama a family. Your efforts play an impor rt in moving us a legal or public holiday, There are exhibits and dernthrough the challenges of drawdo rope transfer and Americans everywhere join toonstrations of new weapons relocation. We could not do it witho t y .On half of the entire gether to honor the contributions, and equipment, jets fly overhead, command, thank you for your time, ti nd pport. sacrifices, professionalism, dedication, vessels and ships in ports along with courage, spirit, tenacity, patriotism, bases and military establishments are and commitment by our men and all open to the public. Private citizens women in the service of their country display the "Stars and Stripes" to show ili inger, Jr. all over the world. their recognition of the devotion to ajor er 1, U.S. Army Former Secretary of Defense Robert duty of our military personnel. Com .idin Officer A. Lovett (1951-1953), once stated that As part of our local celebration, the the celebration of Armed Forces Day 79th Army Band will feature a concert not only serves to remind us of the at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fort continued unification of our Armed Clayton Theater. Airman explains how to ship your second car story by Maj. Eric M. Paulson meeting U.S. specifications. I also had my tax exempIf you can pick up your car at the port and process it 24th Operations Support Squadron tion letter already, but you can get one from the exonthrough customs you're golden. But I didn't have that Many of you out there have a second car and you're eration office at Fort Clayton. Don't forget next year luxury and had to hire a broker. The broker faxed me a trying to figure out what to do with it. You've had it when you do your taxes that shipping your car counts power of attorney. I filled it out at the Legal Office and listed in the Tropic Times and maybe even one of the as a moving expense and comes right off the top. I estifaxed it back with a copy of the title for him to pick up papers downtown, but you don't have any solid bites mated that the government will reimburse me 20 percent my car from customs and deliver it to the trucking comand your portcall is coming up fast.You know that ofmy shipping cost for my tax bracket. pany. For $150 the broker took his cut and paid the port you've got a decent car and would keep it if it wasn't *Shop around fees. You'll have to process your car through customs impossible to take it with you to your next duty station. I picked Seaboard Marine. They also ship to Houseven though it is duty free. Forget about abandoning your car on base; as a profeston. I went downtown to their office with my shipping *Transport sional you know that's not an option. documents, my PCS orders, my exoneration letter and Overland Transportation Trucking firms will transAlthough it does take some planning, shipping your cash. They were all very easy to work with and all port your car to any U.S. address you want and there second car yourself is not as daunting as it may initially spoke English-the international shipping language. are lots of firms out there. You can ask the company seem. In 26 days I shipped my second car from Colon If you don't have shipping documents already, that shipped your car to the states what trucking firm to Miami, then on a truck across the United States to they'll help you get them. I had them ship my car "roll they're happy with. I searched again on the Internet Long Beach, Calif., and then on a ship bound for Haon/roll off," which is considerably cheaper than having and selected A to Z Auto. waii-sounds impossible but it wasn't. Now I've got I can't tell you their fee or phone number, but I tell the peace of mind knowing I don't have to pay cab you these ladies took such great care of me that I sent fares or rent a car because my second car is waiting them a thank you card. They called and e-mailed for me in Honolulu when I step off the plane. I'll me, told me what I had to do, told me where my see my government shipped car in about two car was, etc. That gave me some real peace of months. mind. The trucker they hired got my car from I started out by doing some key word comMiami to Los Angeles in eight days and took it bination searches on the internet. I also looked directly to the shipping company that sent it to in the Panama yellow pages under Hawaii. "Transportes Maritimos." You'll find lots of op*Final leg to Honolulu tions. I compared prices, timeliness, and destinaPicking a company from Los Angeles to Hawaii was tions to make my decision. At first you would think it containerized. If you're shipping your Ferrari, you easy. I found only one company with a home page that to get my car to Hawaii I would ship it up the U.S. may want to containerize it, but I decided to let them when I did my Internet search for "Long Beach," "HoWest Coast or direct to Hawaii from Panama. But surdrive my Neon on and off the ship. nolulu," "auto," and "shipping." So I used them. prisingly, I found most shipping goes to the U.S. East The day after I got my paperwork done my wife Though they have a lot of business, they promised that Coast and very little to the West Coast. Therefore shipdrove the van and I drove the Neon to Colon. At their my car would not wait in Long Beach longer than a ping to the West Coast direct was more expensive and Colon office they stamped the documents and I drpve week. I didn't get my car on the first ship, but it did get took longer. the car to the secure warehouse. They loaded it on the on the second and will be waiting for me when I arrive. I My total cost was $2,350 and I charged it all on to my ship the next morning and it was in Miami five days was able to track its movement on the Internet. credit card, except for the Panama to Miami segment. At later. They told me that they would hold my car in their first that sounds like a lot of money, and it is. But my *Insurance parking lot free for seven days while they wait for my sponsor told me that the Hawaiian government charges I was able to use my Panama car insurance for coverarrival. My sponsor offered to pick it up for me if I faxed a $3,000 -4,000 "paradise" tax on car purchases, so I reage during shipment to Miami so I canceled my policy him a power of attorney, but since I'll be there in time I ally saved money. And the time I spent coordinating the for the day after it arrived in Miami. The ship insures by don't need his assistance. shipping is less than I would have spent looking to weight for a maximum of only a few thousand dollars -Is it work? Yes, there is a lot to do, but since I had a buy another car, By the way, I also found that you not enough to replace my car if it sinks in the Caribmechanically sound car that was almost paid off it was bean. the right choice. Good luck and hope your car-shipping could ship from Colon to Europe in less than 10 days for I decided not to insure it while it was on board the story will be as successful. under $1,000. truck across the states because the drivers are fully in(EDITOR'S NOTE: The above story is an account of *Documents sured for any dings they put on my car. Then I reestabhow one person at HowardAir Force Base was able to I shipped my second car down here from the states lished insurance with my previous stateside insurer for ship his second car. The information is not necessarily and kept all the shipping documents. That made it the Hawaiian leg of the journey. endorsed by the Traffic Management Office but is an easier. For example, I didn't have to worry about my car *Customs alternative that individuals can pursue.)

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4 TroPic TimesFe t r May 14 Feature Lightning: the truth behind its beautiful light HOWARD AFB -The base policy conductors like metal. for safe operations of personnel and TRUTH: This can be a deadly asfor protection of base assets is that the sumption. Lihtning can strike any maWeather Station issues a weather adviterial that is in its path. True, the lightsory for any thunderstorm observed ning current is more likely to flow within 25 nautical miles of the airfield. through good conductors, but like the The Weather Station is then refirst myth, lightning will strike the best quired to issue a weather watch for the conductor in a particular area. potential of lightning within five nautiMYTH: 'Heat Lightning' is caused cal miles of the airfield. by hot weather. The desired lead time, or the time TRUTH: Although hot weather is between the time of issue to time of acgenerally ideal for thunderstorm formatual occurrence, is 30 minutes. The tion, heat lightning has nothing to do weather station then issues a weather with hot weather. Heat lightning is the warning for lightning observed within 5 name given to the faint flashes of light nautical miles. on the horizon at night caused by lightIn a perfect world, a thunderstorm is ning from distant thunderstorms. observed as it moves inside of25 miles, Heat lightning got its name because and an advisory is issued. It is moniit is often seen on hot summer nights, tored with the use of RADAR, satellite a time when thunderstorms are coinimagery and a cloud to ground lightmon. ning detection system as it approaches MYTH: Lightning rods discharge a the station as to its speed, direction, cloud and prevent a lightning strike. stage of development, and frequency TRUTH: Lightning rods, along with and location of lightning strikes. a good lightning protection system of With this information the forecaster grounded cable, only serve to divert Lightning made this four-inch hole at Howard AFB last year. issues a watch 30 minutes before lightlightning current safely to ground, ning is observed or detected within should lightning strike. five nautical miles. There is no way to discharge or have a lot of electronic components, so after the lightning means the lightning There are all sorts of variations in drain the charge from a storm with static electricity usually won't harm struck two miles away. the real world. One example is a thunlightning rods, or with anything, for them. The safest place to be in a lightning derstorm with lightning forming dithat matter. However, a direct or very close lightstorm is indoors. Automobiles are also rectly overhead of the airfield. In this Most storms are 10 -20 miles wide ning strike can destroy any electric apvery effective in protecting you from a case an advisory and warning would and many miles high. A lightning rod chance, electronic or non-electronic, if big shock because the current flows be issued simultaneously. is a tiny speck in comparison to the the large lightning current flows through the metal frame of the. car. If Another example is a thunderstorm mighty electrical charge generation inthrough them. Lightning current can you are in a car, do not touch any exmoving over the airfield and only emitside these mammoth clouds. Although burn up wires inside appliances, moposed metal that is connected to the ting cloud-to-cloud lightning, or cloudthere can be slight corona discharge tors, and household electrical circuits. car. Indoors means indoors -structo-ground lightning outside of 5 nautioff of pointy rods (sometimes called Due to the highly sensitive nature of tures like bus shelters, outhouses, leancal miles. In this case the threat of St. Elmo's Fire), this current 'leak' is electronics, a surge from a power line to shelters, or any small nonmetal lightning striking someone or somesimply too small to have any hindering malfunction or a far-away lightning structures do not give sufficient lightthing was there although the watch effect on the huge rate of charge strike to a power line could be enough ning protection. If you are in a house would not be verified. buildup inside the storm cloud. to cause permanent damage to elecor building, do not use the telephone The un redictability of where and MYTH: A surge protector will protronic appliances, which is why using a or any electrical appliance that is conThe nprdicabiity f wereand MYTH A urg protect wll ro-surge protection device is recoinnected to the building's electrical wirwhen lightning will strike cannot be tect against a lightning strike. mended. ing. overestimated, but knowledgeof where TRUTH: Unfortunately not. A comm Do not use showers, sinks, or anyit can and cannot strike and dispelmon surge protector will only stop What color is lightning? thing where you are in contact with ling myths and misconceptions greatly voltage spikes and surges, but not the Lightning is white, sometimes with water that is in turn in contact with the enhances personnel safety. huge, violent burst of current from a a blue tint. In the same way that sunbuilding's plumbing system. If lightThefollowing are myths, truths and close lightning strike. Lightning cursets have many colors, faraway lightning strikes the budding you are in, it some answers to frequently asked rent is simply too big to protect with a ning can appear yellow, purple, red, oris likely the current will flow either questions concerning lightning: (For little electronic device inside a power ange, even green. through the electrical wiring or the wafurther information on lightning check strip. The only way to protect your steter pipes, and you may receive a possiout: http://wvlightning.com/ reo, television, computer, or any elecLightning strike victims: bly fatal shock if you are in contact MYTH: Lightning only strikes very tronic appliance is to unplug all power, Victims of lightning strikes are not with the wiring or water system. tall objects, or lightning always telephone (modem), and antenna conalways initially in a fatal situation. strikes the tallest object. nections during a thunderstorm. Typically, a lightning strike will cause If you are caught outside: TRUTH: Lightning doesn't always 'only' a cardiac arrest that can be corStay away from tall, isolated objects strike the tallest and most conductive Does lightning ever hit water? rected by proper resuscitation. Many like trees, flagpoles, or posts, and object. Yes. Lightning can hit water just as lightning-related deaths occur when the avoid large open areas like fields or Lightning strikes the tallest objects easily as it can hit dry land. Since water victim does not receive the proper parking lots where you are the relain a particular area. For instance, if is a good electrical conductor, current medical attention, so make it a priority tively highest object. there is a lone small tree in a large field from a strike can travel far from the to know cardiopulmonary resuscitaStay away from lakes, ponds, railand the field is surrounded by very tall strike point. tion. road tracks, and fences which could trees, the small tree is just as likely to For this reason, swimming during a bring current from a 'far-away' lightget hit by lightning as the tall ones. It storm or while storms are nearby is What is thunder? ning strike to you. Dense woods are is also possible for the lightning to dangerous. Another reason swimming Thunder is the name given to the relatively safe due to the large number strike the ground in the field and comduring a storm isn't safe is because the loud sound waves created by lightning. of trees that decrease the chance of pletely miss the trees. swimmer is protruding from the surface The lightning channel heats and exlightning striking a tree next to you, If you are out in the open and are of the water, somewhat increasing the pands quickly and explosively, causing but do not stand close to any of the surrounded by tall objects, do not asprobability of a direct hit from a nearby a violent disturbance in the air surtrees. sume you are safe from lightning. strike, rounding the strike that radiates outIf there is no shelter, crouch down, MYTH: Rubber shoes or boots insuIf you are caught outside during a ward for a short distance as a supergrab your ankles, and bend forward, in late and therefore protect against a thunderstorm, you should stay away sonic shock wave, and then as a sound a position where your head is notthe lightning strike. from large bodies of water such as rivwave. All lightning and sparks creates highest part of your body and where TRUTH: Air is also insulating. A ers, lakes, and oceans. thunder. That little crack when a spark your head does not touch the ground. lightning bolt has pushed its way Why does lightning/static electricjumps from your finger to the doorknob Do not lie flat on the ground. through miles of air, so it won't be ity damage electronics? Can other apis a miniature version of thunder. If lightning is about to strike you or stopped by a half-inch of rubber. pliances be damaged by lightning? You can use thunder to calculate something extremely close, you may People who have been struck by lightElectronic chips have very delicate, how far away a lightning strike is. experience a tingling feeling on your ning often get their shoes (and/or microscopic circuitry that is easily When you see the flash, count the skin and/or your hair may stand on clothes) blown off or blown apart from damaged by even small sparks from seconds until you hear the thunder. Diend. If this occurs, quickly get into the the powerful shock wave produced by static electricity. vide the seconds by five, and that will position described above. It is unlikely the lightning stroke. Most other appliances, like washers, be the distance in miles to the strike. that you will not be able find sufficient MYTH: Lightning only strikes good refrigerators, lamps, etc., usually don't For instance, thunder heard 10 seconds shelter, though.

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Tropic Times News May 14,1999 ADVANCE PAY Financial Stability HOWARD AFB -Advance Pay provides memand M moving bers with funds to meet extraordinary expenses during a government-ordered move. It is intended to assist USARSO PAO -There are some people who are Travel and lodging for permissive TDY with expenses that exceed reimbursements incurred under the impression that the military pays for ALL house-hunting trips; New clothing for the family if with a permanent change of station move and are exexpenses, incurred during a PCS move. The military you are moving to an area that has an unusual or penses nottypical of day-to-day military living. does pay all major moving expenses but there are different climate than your present one. Advance pay will not be authorized for out-ofmany costs associated with a move that you and Temporary lodging (after you've moved out and pocket expenses covered by advances of other pay your family will be responsible for paying. One of until you're in your new home). If temporary lodgand entitlements if they are payable due to the the largest costs a family can encounter when reloing on base is NOT available, then be sure to obmove, such as per diem, transportation, housing and cating is housing. With the services that are oftain a non-availability statement. dislocation allowances. fered on the installation in the Relocation AssisFood expenses after you move out and before Member's squadron commanders have oversight tance Program and Consumer Affairs and Financial you depart. responsibility to ensure that the advance of pay is Assistance from ACS, and some sound financial New or additional luggage. A pet cage. Selling only used to help with the financial burden of a perplanning on your part, you should be able to make or storage of POVs. manent change of station move. Authorization for a move that won't force you to arrive at your new Advance Pay must not be delegated past the assignment broke andin debt. FinanIn-Transit Costs Squadron Commander, cial stability is an imporThe military will pay a Members are limited to three months base pay in tant aspect of life in gencertain amount of the advance. All deductions including federal taxes soeral but it is even more travel and lodging excial security taxes state income taxes, DELTA Dental important when you penses incurred plans, SGL, and monthly repayment of prior admay be getting into enroute from one duty vances or unpaid military debts will be made from financial trouble station to the other. If the payment. during a move that you decide to take Advance Pay is normally repaid in equal installcan color your enleave enroute however, ments over 12 months; Squadron commanders may tire tour at the that will of course be at authorize repayments of up to 24 months in special new duty station. your own expense. There may circumstances. Members in grades E-5 and above The trick is to be several additional costs involved may receive up to one month advance pay without avoid problems such as transportation, lodging and commander's approval. Grades E-4 and below must that can set you food bills. The expenses should be budgeted obtain commanders approval for all advance pay rebehind permain your financial plan, prior to departure so that quests. nently by becoming aware of some of the you will not face financial difficulties enroute. Advance Pay cap be requested up to 30 days "hidden costs" as well as the obvious costs of There are several regulations regarding enroute prior to a member's departure and up to 60 days afmoving and planning ahead for them. costs. For instance, family travel is not authorized ter arrival at the new duty station. Members may rePre-Departure Costs at government expense to a TDY training assignquest advance pay multiple times, if the three-month Before you actually leave your present location, ment. maximum is not exceeded. there may be several costs for which you need to If your family wishes to join you under such cirFor details, contact the Accounting and Finance budget. Some of the typical pre-move costs are cumstance it MUST be at your personal expense. Office at 284-5046/5101/4454/4902 or visit our cuslisted below, but your own personal circumstances For more information on moving costs or any tomer service area between 8 a.m-3 pm. Our web may create other additional costs: PCS questions, please stop by the Relocation siteis also available at wwwmil.howard.af.mil/Squad-. Any repairs, replacement or cleaning costs to Center, Building 200, Fort Clayton or call 288rons/CPTSpage/cpts.htm. clear a rental property or the quarters on base; 9235/34. Southern Command Network drawdown DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE USARSO PAO -Southern Command Due to the cable contract with Cable HOWARD PAO -The purpose of other military member only one will reNetwork has a 'natural drawdown' plan Onda, SCN was scheduled to lose one DLA is to partially reimburse a member ceive DLA. If married members move on the number of cable channels availchannel in April. That is when Channel for the expenses incurred when relocatindependently of each other both memable to military members. 23 WGN-Chicago was dropped. ing the member's household. This albers may be entitled to DLA in their SCN is responsible for the governSCN decided to close this channel for lowance is in addition to all other Perown right. Contact Accounting and Fiment cable contract and will oversee the two reasons: 1) In a recent SCN audience manent Change of Station entitlements. nance for more guidance and details. operations as military installations drawsurvey that channel was rated the "least DLA is paid based on the member's DLA is considered a travel entitledown for closure. As the number of watched." 2) During the summer pay grade and dependency status. The ment and is paid upon completion of a people decrease so will the number of months, WGN-Chicago shows a lot more current DLA totals are based on twomember/dependent travel voucher at channels available. baseball than entertainment programand-half months of the standard Basic the new Permanent Duty Station. DLA Cable Onda is a profit-making downming. (SCN has other channels to cover Allowance for Housing rates. is not paid in advance but if funds are town cable company that runs a wireless sports.) Members are entitled to one DLA needed prior to completion of the travel cable'system. Cable Onda has only a limThis is only the beginning of fewer during a fiscal year unless the Secrevoucher, cash advances using the govited number of frequencies, with 16 chancable channels: On July 31 all base tary of the Air Force approves excepemient VISA card are authorized. nels being the maximum they can have. cable services will be reduced to eight tion. For those members who have For additional information please As the American audience drops off rapchannels. Those channels will be processed Early Return of Dependent contact Accounting and Finance at idly they are going to lose money beESPN, TNT, TBS, CNN, MTV, SCN orders during the current fiscal year, 5046/5101/4454/4902 or visit our cuscause they will be broadcasting to a 14,15 and 16. they will not be entitled to an additomer service from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. smaller market. That means the company On Sept. 30, cable television comtonal DLA if they PCS during the same Our web page also offers helpful infiscal year of the ERD (Oct, 1, 1998 formation. needs to free up channels to meet the pletely goes away. However, SCN will through Sept. 1999). Visitatwwwmil.howard.af.mil/Squadneeds of their new Panamanian audicontinue to broadcast on air, Channel 8, When a member is married to anrons/CPTS.page/cpts.htm. ence. until Dec 31. 1 Theater Support Brigade, Hazardous Material/Waste Turn-In Days May 26 -27 No paperwork, no hassles, no questions What should you take to the pick-up point? Batteries, solvents, antifreeze, paints, STB, DS-2, pesticides, waste oil, waste fuel, waste antifreeze, waste solvents, chemicals, compressed gas cyclinders and household cleaning items. Where are the pick-up points? IHazardous Waste Accumulation Point, Building 540, Corozal, 8 a.m. -3 p.m. May 26 -27, or call 285-6576. No paperwork required, no questions asked. Who to call for information and assistance? Ymelda Padilla, DEH Environmental Branch at 285-3690/3685 or fax 285-5541. Follow transportation rules and call if you need help withcontainers. No Paperwork, No Hassles, No Questions Don't miss this opportunity L ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Tropic Times May 14, 1999 Graduation Time FSU, Univ. of Okla., hold c story and photos by Sgt. Paul Bouchard spoke about the diversity of the U.S. population and how hemisphere. He mentioned how the recent Panamanian elecTropic Times Editor the United States benefits from the contribution of immition is the first time in 25 years that Panama has consecu(BALBOA/FORT CLAYTON) -Two universities with grants. He also said that even if the United States is the tive-democratically elected governments. "The military rich traditions in Panama -Florida State University and the most diverse, most multiethnic country, it also has the most feels good about its contribution to Panama and the hemiUniversity of Oklahoma -held graduation ceremonies Satenduring common values. sphere," he said. urday, bestowing advanced degrees to 80 students in "Freedom unlocks human potential," he said. "Because Kensinger ended by saying that the graduates -fields such as computer science, international affairs, Latin of this, we have a democracy in Latin American in 34 of 35 should bring their education "to the world of doAmerican studies, political science, educational psycholcountries." ing." He ended by reverting back to the beginning of ogy and public administration. MacKay also spoke about how freedom and free trade his address where he compared the education prowill help create a Free Trade Area in the Americas by the cess to that of jumping out of an airplane with a FSU Graduation year 2005, a market with 800 million consumers. "This will parachute. The FSU Panama Canal Branch graduation was held in be the most dynamic trade area in the world," he said. "Today does not represent the end -it represents a bethe Panama Canal College Auditorium in La Boca in MacKay also said that the U.S. must help its neighbors, ginning. .I wish you continued success. .I know you'll Balboa. and help them respect the rule of law and human rights. hit that dropzone." After the invocation by Professor Dennis King, the di"FSU is part of that process," he emphasized. "1999 is rector of Religious Education for U.S. Army South, Dr. the beginning of a more mature relationship between our Frederick L. Jenks, the director of the FSU Panama Canal two countries." Branch, welcomed the graduates, their guests and the digMacKay ended by saying that people should not be nitaries to the graduation ceremony. Jenks' remarks, in measured by "what they acquire, but by what they give part, focused on the diversity of the graduating class of 50 back. .History will respect the United States more for students. giving the Canal back," he said. "Today, we have graduates from seven countries and MacKay gave the graduates best wishes and told them four continents," he said. "Some graduates are in their how their education will help them enrich their lives and teens, some are grandparents, some of you are retirees and help them make the right decisions as they head into the some of you have yet to start your first job. You are truly a 21st century. diverse crowd. .You are all an international bridge." The next speaker to address the crowd was Dr. The University of Oklahoma graduation Lawrence G. Abele, the Provost and Vice President for The Oklahoma State University graduation was held Academic Affairs at FSU. Abele said it is "a great symbol to Saturday afternoon at Fort Clayton's Community Club. have the graduation here," referring to the fact that the After the invocation by Col. (Chaplain) Neil A. branch will continue in Panama after the U.S. military withDennington, Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., the U.S. drawal of Panama. Earlier this year an arrangement was Army South commanding general and the guest speaker worked out whereby FSU will become the steward of the for the event, addressed the graduates and their guests. -college's campus at La Boca. Kensinger congratulated the graduates for their hard Abele. reiterated that FSU was committed to the Ameriwork and sacrifices needed to obtain their advanced decas and to Panama. He then introduced the guest speaker grees. Kensinger also spoke about the diversity of the stufor the graduation. dents, some of whom are military members, military dependents and civilian employees of the military that Kensinger Special envoy is guest speaker knew personally. The guest speaker of the FSU graduation was the HonKensinger said the student body reflected the scope of orable Kenneth H. MacKay Jr., President Clinton's Special the community and "what makes it a community of excelEnvoy to Latin America. MacKay has had a distinguished lence." t career in politics. He is the former governor of Florida. He Kensinger said that it is "the competence that makes us Elizabeth Luff, wife of Air Force Capt. Mark Luff, served in both the Florida House of Representatives and a great community," and that this competence comes from and Felipe Deida chief of Evaluations for the Florida Senate. He also served in the U.S. House of practicing values such as integrity, country, selfless serUSARSO, were two of the 50 FSU graduates SatRepresentatives where he served on the Foreign Affairs vice and sacrifice. He said the essence of education are urday. Committee and the Drug Oversight Sub-Committee. these values. MacKay, in his remarks, thanked Maj. Gen. Philip R. In his remarks, Kensinger also mentioned how the UniKensinger Jr., the U.S. Army South commanding general, varsity of Oklahoma was the only U.S. university in the and the military members in attendance for their service to hemisphere that offered an advanced degree. "This graduthe United States. MacKay said the graduating class was ation will be part of a legacy; truly an end of an era," he graduating in the midst of a revolution, a revolution that said. "Panama is at the center of." Kensinger then spoke about how the U.S. military pres"This revolution is one of diversity," he said. MacKay ence in Panama has helped not only Panama but the entire A; A Laura Roberts, the CONUS contract director at the University of Oklahoma, presents Dr. Avraham Scherman, a professor of counseling at OU, with a gift for his many years of teaching at the univerGr sity during the graduation ceremony Saturday. In ar The Honorable Kenneth H. MacKay Jr., President Clinton's Special Envoy to Latin America, was the the background is Col. (chaplain) Neil A. to guest speaker at the FSU graduation. MacKay, the former governor of Florida, spoke about many Dennington who gave the invocation for the certio themes in his speech such as diveristy, freedom, democracy and how educatuion can enrich lives. emony. ad

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Tropic Times P7 May 14,1999 I mmencement ceremonies Florida State Univeristy Panama Canal Branch 1999 Graduates Msagiunm Curn Lau:de Li Sharon Vaknin Bitton BS/nternational Affairs Pushpa Mirchandani BS/LACS-Business Jeronimo Adan BS/LACS-Busines Alda ELn Purcell Alexander BS/l.ACS-Business Olga Barrio BS/Social Science Daniel Ramon Guardia Bright BS/LACS-Busimness Victor Brown BS/Computer Science Lisa Michelle Burkett BS/International Affairs Elvia Cuz BS/International Affairs Teresita Rcklriguez Chavez BS/International Affairs lidiaLeeChong BA/LACS-Business Michelle R. Dillard BS/Social Science Marialileta BS/LACS-Business Jennifer Espino BSILACS-Eusiness Derick Facey BS/International Affairs Natalia Fritzsche ES/IntemationaAffairs Joel Gibbs BS/International Affairs Lex P. Gibson BS/Social Science Ricardo Fung Gonzalez BS/Computer Science Ana Victoria Guizado BS/Internationa Affairs and LACS-Business Virgilio Paul Blood Gurdian BS/Intern al Affars Blanca Van Beverhoudt Hanke BS/Computer Science Kristin Haycocks BS/Scial Science Pamela Hemm BS/International Affairs aj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army South commanding general, was the guest speaker for the Sonja Renee Hubbard BS/Social Science niversity of Oklahoma graduation held Saturday at the Fort Clayton Community Club. In his speech, Felicity Jones BS/Interuational Affairs ensinger said that higher education was one factor as to why the USARSO community is a community Patricio Ku BS/Computer Science f excellence. He also advised the graduates to bring their education "to the world of doing." MarthaCxLady BS/Intemational Affairs ensinger also said that the University of Oklahoma was the only U.S. university in the hemisphere that Arthur J. Littesy BS/Social Science offered an advanced degree. "This graduation will be part of a legacy, truly an end of an era," he said. Tonas E. GuardiaLombardo BS/Intemational Affairs all, 30 students received master's degrees from the University of Oklahoma Saturday. (background) Alejandro.J.Lormbardo BS/LACS-Business o the right of Maj. Gen. Kensinger is Marelisa Samuels, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Elizabeth Luff BA/International Affairs e Advanced Programs field coordinator for the univeristy. Ava M. McConaughey BS/Social Science Ponell Millar BS/LACS-Business Luis Carlos Montenegro BS/International Affairs Shirley Nobles BS/Social Science Darlene Pierce BS/Social Science Maria Pinzon BA/LACS-Business RicardoRuman BS/LACS-Business Robert W. Runyon BS/Social Science Luz Andrea Schindeler BS/LACS-Business AIbeNro Sudarsky BS/International Affairs Elvira Valdes BA/International Affairs Ramnon Vallarino BS/LACS-Business HugoE. Villalobos BA/International Affairs Maria Watson BS/lnmernational Affairs Keodra V. Wilt BA/LACS-Bosiness Otto Zapata BS/Comnouter Science ~ IRachei ticer BS/ mernationa Affairs Cnduates of the Univerty 4f Oklahoma M of A-s M-u Polkkv; Scenc wid a major in Ttrnational Reatikms Sergio i?.Mio Ana Segismond Leon Wilson Analioska Cooksey Master of Education with a mjor in Educational Psychology Lois Bralch Vivian Miller Patrica Ramirez Eugene Rooker Carol Scott Bonnie Seeley Maria Vasquez Lori Washington opGeorge Williams Cynthia Buckley A Webster Fisher John Gray J Donna Lopez Gelsomina Martin Rene Martinez Daniel Medina Master of Public Administration duates of the University of Oklahoma perform the traditional reversal of the tassle, symbolizing they ryan Adamswal G Jonson full-fledged graduates of the educational program. Three types of master's degrees were awarded Reynold Mateo Silvana Montero 0 students of the university Saturday -a masters of arts in political science with a major in internan s al relations, a master of education with a major in educational psychology and a master of public Satvinder Sing Jackie Smas inistration degree. Sat______ SinghJackieSmalls;

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Tropic Times May 14, 1999 Driver's Education Center relocated Due to commercial airline schedule changes, the Tocumen shuttle will only pickup passengers at Building 708 on Howard Air Force Base. In addition, times of departure have changed. Passengers The Driver's Education Center is closed today for reshould call Vehicle Dispatch at 284-5058/59 to RSVP to ensure vehicle capacity. Schedules are location. On May 17 operation will begin at Building available at the post office, Billeting Office and the Howard Enlisted Club. 721, Corozal, 2nd floor. Outboundflights Ocean View Alumni Party Arrive Building 708 Depart Howard Arrive Tocumen Depart Tocumen There will be an Ocean View Alumni Party from 8 p.m. to I a.m. on Saturday, at the Diablo Spinning Club 4 a.m. 4:10 a.m. 5 a.m. 5:10 a.m. (Point Area) for all Balboa High School alumni and 5:05 a.m. 5:15 a.m. 6 a.m. 6:10 a.m. friends. There will be DJ music, live Reggae music, free 6:30 a.m. 6:40 a.m. 8 a.m. 8:10 a.m. beer (until it runs out), MURGA (Panama "tfipico" mu10:30 a.m. 10:40 a.m. noon 1:15 p.m. sic) and door prizes. Feel free to bring your own drinks and lawnchair. There will be some seating available. The Inbound flights Arrive Tocumen Depart Tocumen Arrive Building 708 cost of the party is $10 and is being organized by Willy Depart Howard Palm, Reyna Royo, Jason and Lisa Post, and Zenia and Tommy Morris. Payment will be at the entrance of the 5 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 9:15 p.m. Diablo Spinning Club (Point Area). Ifyou have any ques7:45 p.m. 9 p.m. 10:15 p.m. 11:30 p.m. tions you can contact Zenia or Tommy Morris at 6:30 a.m. tzmorris@pan.gbm.net. Tickets are also available locally 10:30 a.m. from any of these organizers. 1_:3__ __m. Humanitarian Service Medal The Humanitarian Service Medal will be awarded for T rvel tips those personnel assigned to the Ecuador El Nifto Disaster Relief Effort. The award has been approved for those Pet tips -Pets may now be shipped space-available to CONUS. There is, however, a fee. For more inforservice members who provided humanitarian assistance mation, call the Howard AFB Passenger Terminal at 284-5702. and were assigned to the operation from May 9 -24, 1998. For more information, call ILt. Gillespie or Mrs. Wilson-Carrasco at 288-6655/4155. Announcem ents HAZMAT amnesty days Fire victims vance of lightning within five nautical miles of the base. May 25 and 26 have been designated HAZMAT amA terrible fire earlier this week in Santa Ana, Panama When this occurs, Command Post will sound the base siren. nesty days for the base. Rid your workplace of old City, left 400 families homeless. If you would like to donate In response to this warning, the base populace is encouraged paints, thinners, oils, adhesives and other hazardous maclothing or any other items, you can take them to the Panato take precautions as outlined in the April 1 article, terials. manian Red Cross building in Albrook--after going in the "Howard Braces for Rainy Season, Lightning Storms." main gate, continue straight; it's approximately the third Lightning Warnings will remain in effect for at least 15 minHasta Luego Panama building on your left. utes after the last strike. To find out if the warning has been If you've got a PCS move coining up you should plan lifted, call the Safe Line at 284-SAFE. to attend an Hasta Luego reception. The commanding. MAPS general or his designated representative attends each Due to the relocation to Puerto Rico, the Map Support Forms required to leave country event and presents each departing soldier with a Office-Panama currently located in Building 217, Fort All members and their families who depart from Tocumen USARSO coin.The next Hast ugut adfo sowers Clayton, terminated all over-the-counter distribution of International Airport are required to have SOUTHCOM Thursday at the Fort Clayton Community Club. For maps effective Thursday, in order to prepare for relocation. Form 4, Certificate of Exemption from the Passenger Service more information, call 288-9268/9235. MAPS will accept requisitions by fax at 288-6873 up until Fee. In addition, if there are any changes to the original port complete closure. Crisis/Emergency Operations Support will call date, SOUTHCOM Form 5, Travel Authorization, ieHasta Luego T-shirt sale be available. Units can contact the USARSO EOC in order quired. After receiving orders, everyone should report to their The American Red Cross is having an Hasta Luego Tto reach the staff duty officer/personnel on call. qrder recing orders verone houlereprtet the shirt sale. All prices have been drastically reduced. To orderly room with a copy of orders in hand to be issued the purchase your T-shirt stop by the Red Cross Office 8 No more surface mail after Aug. 31 forms needed. Call unit orderly rooms for more information. a.m. -4 p.m. starting Monday in Room 344, Building Effective Aug. 31, the surface mail service to the Panama Family support and redeployment 519. APOs will be terminated. The containerized mail that normally takes about two to four weeks to get to Panama will Air Force staff sergeants and below qualify for free Housing Office hours extended stop. This form of mail brings items in at a cheap rate that childcare 30 days prior to moving, up to 20 hours per child. The Fort Clayton Housing Office will be open 7 am. is identical to th& SAM rate. It's normally called Parcel Post For details call 284-3153. -5:30 p.m. Monday -Friday and 8 a.m. -noon Saturor fourth class mail. Fourth-class mail is the mail category days. Scheduled pre-final and final housing inspections that includes domestic parcel post, bound printed matter, Build your own PC and assignments to set-aside housing will be conducted special fourth-class rate items such as books, sound recordYou can now Build To Order (BTO) your own PC on until 2 p.m. on Saturdays. This schedule will stay in efings, manuscripts, and library rate materials. Airmen have the AAFES web site. Pionex Technologies and AAFES fect until further notice, traditionally processed two containers of this mail per week, have formed a partnership to allow customers to either Each container brings roughly 300 pieces of mail at about Seven digit dialing 9,000 pounds apiece. The average transit time is two to design their first time PC or create their dream machine and Personnel in Panama will now have to dial all seven four weeks. have it shipped directly to their door. For more informadigits of a phone number when calling on or between tion call 285-5776 or see the internet for details. military installations. This will not affect dialing 119 or Optometry Clinic closes May 31 110 for emergencies, dialing "8" for access to DSN The Fort Clayton Optometry Clinic will provide services DOIM needs your help from an official line, or dialing 169 when making mountil May 31. The Howard Optometry Clinic will provide The DOIM Mail and Distribution Center needs your rale calls. For more information, contact the 24th Comroutine eye care until July 31. Flight Medicine referrals and help. Customers are reminded that only unit mail clerks munications Squadron Telephone Liaison Office at 284emergency eyecare services only will be available during Auare authorized to post and pick up official mail from the 9211. gust. New military eyewear can be ordered until May 31 MDC. Personal mail is not authorized with one exception -relocating personnel are allowed to mail out change of New Housing Office procedures Suicide Awareness Briefing address cards, available from the Post Office, by presentThe 24th Civil Engineer Squadron's Housing Office The annual Suicide Awareness Briefing (required by AFI ing a copy of their Official Travel Orders. Do not mail ofwill operate in Building 2, at the south end of the CES 44-154) is now ONLINE. The online briefing ensures that fice equipment, furniture, supplies, noncurrent working in customers will be handled at the existing industrial custhis valuable information is seen by all personnel, regardless files, computers and other IT equipment. These items tomer service area in Building 2. In addition, Monday, of work schedule or location in the National Capital Region, should be shipped through the Packing and Crating Section the Housing Office operating hours will be 7:30 a.m. to and results in significant time savings for each organization. a iding 727, Coroza. You can call 285-5137 to obtain 1 p.m. Mondays to Fridays for walk-in customers, and Please ensure you view this briefing NO LATER THAN packing materials and 285-5610 to arrange shipping. Also y due to a manpower shortage and space limitation, unit mail I to 4:30 p.m. by appointment only. To make an apJune 10 to receive credit for the 1999 briefing. Units will clerks must make an appointment when mailing more than pointment, call 284-3301. receive a list of all personnel who have met this requirement. five parcels. Right Start Briefing Physical Therapy reduces services DGA Clearing The new Right Start Briefing is at the Mountain View The 24th Medical Group Physical Therapy Clinic has reClearing? Please note that all DCA clearing is now being Chapel on the first and third Thursdays with the followduced its services by 50 percent and will close July 1. In processed 7:30 -11:30 a.m. and 12:30 -4:30 p.m. in Room ing forecast dates: Thursday, and June 3 and 17. For more ..t information, call Staff Sgt. Diana Miller at 284-3508. preparation for this reduction in services, clinic personnel are 449, Building 519 at the Financial Management Division. For working closely with all providers in an effort to ensure the more information, call Delia Johnson at 288-6169. 24th Services Squadron inactivation transition is as painless as possible for all customers. The 24th Services Squadron inactivation will be at 3 Clayton Physical Exams prepare for closure p.m., May 26 in the Tropic Breeze Ballroom. Everyone Only two postal-free codes left in Panama The Fort Clayton Physical Examinations and Stanis invited to attend. Potage-free itertheater Military Postal Service is only dards Element is projected to scale down services effecavailable to and from the 34001 (Howard) and 34004 tive May 17, in preparation for a May 27 closure. Starting Wing promotion/induction ceremony (Clayton) codes. These are the last Air Post Office codes left Monday, services will be limited to customers already The Team Howard Monthly Enlisted Promotion and in Panama. All other locations require postage. For details scheduled, or for walk-in services, such as clearances, etc. Induction Ceremony for May is 3 p.m. May 27 in the call Staff Sgt. Mark Stagray or Manuel Gonzalez at 284-7219 The Physical Examinations and Standards Element at Howard NCO Club. The ceremony recognizes enlisted or 284-7220. Howard AFB will continue to provide examination services promotees in a three-phase ceremony. Everyone is inNew lightning warning procedures until June 30, and other administrative services until July vited to attend and refreshments will be served following Howard AFB has adopted new lightning warning notifi31. For more information, please call MSgt Justo at 284the ceremony. For more information call 284-5363. cation procedures to alert the base community of the obser6343/6155.

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Sports Page 9 Fort Clayton and Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama May 14, 1999 Serving the Joint Community Sotshr 24th Wing wins Intramural Soccer Air Force 24th Wing finishes with The Howard Fitness perfect 6-0 record to win Sports Center is spon soring a Basketball regular season and get Tournament May number one playoff seed. 21 -23. Signup is under Story and photos by way TournaSgt. Paul Bouchard nent is open Tropic Times Editor to the first eight FORT CLAYTOn (Jarman Field) teams to sign up. This week marked the end of the regular Maximum 12 perseason for intramural soccer, with the son roster. Coaches 24th Wing finishing with an unblemished meeting 3 p.m.May 19. 6-0 record, Register now for the 4th annual All of the seven intramural teams will ACC Family Golf Tournament make the playoffs which start next week "Two-Person Scramble" which and will essentially be a double-eliminastarts at 7:30 a.m. May 23 at the tion tournament. The 24th Wing will reHoroko Golf Course. The tourney is ceive a first-round bye. open to husband and wife teams or two-member family teams. One lucky couple from each ACC Base will win round-trip tickets to anywhere in the Continental USA". Great prizes and giveaways. Tournament fee is $20. Open to ID Card holders and family members.For more information call the Pro Shop at 283-6323/6346. The Howard Bowling Center is looking for bowlers in the upcoming "Fun Mixed Leagues." There is also reMonday night's second game at 24th Wing forward Dino Buchanan got a hat trick Monday night at Fort duced price bowlJarman Field pitted the Red Devils Clayton's Jarman Field, scoring all his team's goals in a 3-0 defeat over ing on Monday and Tuesversus the SCN team. The Red the 245th. The 24th Wing finished the intramural season with a perfect 6day. All games on these Devils won 5-0. 0 record. days are $1 with free shoes. Bowl three A Red Devil games and get one player tries to Final Regular free. For more information, call 284outmaneuver Season Records 4190. -an SCN deS a o e od Free aerobics classes are held at fenderin 1. 24th Wing 6-0 5:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. Mondays, Monday night's 2 .24th Win 6Wednesdays and Fridays. Also at game at 2. Tigers of Clayton 4-1-1 4:45 p.m. Mondays -Fridays. For Jarman Field. 3. 245th 3-2-1 more information, call the HFSC. The Red Devils 4. Red Devils 3-3 are the number 5.CnlZ e1-3 For more information on Air four seed for 5. Canal Zone 1-2-3 Force sports, call the Howard Fitthe upcoming 6. 5/87th 0-5-1 ness Sports Center at 284-3451. playoffs. 7.SCN 0-6 Army The hours of the Clayton Bowling Center are as follows: 9 a.m. 8 p.m. Mondays -Thursdays, 9 a.m. -10 p.m. Fridays, noon -9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 -7 p.m. Sundays. Is your child having a birthday and you're wondering what to do? Why not have a Kiddie birthday party at the Bowling Center. A special package is available. For more information, call 288-5460. Aerobic classes are available at the Fort Kobbe Elementary School Gym. The cost is $1 per person. Classes are 5:45 -6:45 p.m. TuesA days and Thursdays, and 9 -10 a.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 284-3399. Step aerobics instruction is available at Reeder Fitness Center. oaniel Amorn For more information, call 288Upcomin runs 5201. For more information on A 10K run organized by the Isthmus Road Runners is scheduled for 7 a.m. May 30 at Cerro Azul. The Panama Armed Forces Army sports call DCA Sports at Running Association is sponsoring 2, 3 and 5-mile runs 7 a.m. Saturday starting at the Fort Clayton Pedestrian Gate. The 288-5610/3866 or the Reeder Gold Coast Triathlon is set for 7 a.m. May 22 in Portobelo. This event is organized by John Collins -founder of the HawaiGym at 288-4713/7861. ian Ironman Triathlon. For more information on runs, call Allen Jones at 288-3310.

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Tropic Times News '1O May 14,1999 U.S. military opens new antidrug bases This article recently appeared in Ecuador sites and one other eventual would begin in October and include coordinates antidrug operations, was the Miami Herald newspaper. site, possibly in Costa Rica, will oper"significant upgrades, such as addibeing shut down this week and Ecuador and the Dutch Caribbean ate under access agreements with tional ramp space." merged with the Joint Inter-Agency islands of Curacao and Aruba are the the local governments using existing U.S. officials have said the EcuaTask Force East with headquarters in new front lines in the U.S. military's civilian airfields. dor site, at Manta, a military base on Key West, Duany said. war on drugs, the result of the AmeriU.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast the Pacific coast, would require the can troop withdrawal from Panama Guard and Customs surveillance and most work. Less coverage under the 1977 Panama Canal treatracking aircraft will operate from the All the sites, including one being Ana Maria Salazar, the Pentagon's ties. locations to monitor drug traffic from looked at in Costa Rica, have the deputy assistant secretary for drug "We started counterdrug air operathe Andean region through the Carib8,000-foot runways needed to accomenforcement policy, acknowledged tions effective May 1 from all three bean to the United States. modate AWAC radar planes for moniTuesday in testimony before a House sites," Raul Duany, spokesman for toring illegal drug flights and C-141 committee in Washington that there the Miami-based U.S. Southern ComPersonnel assignments aircraft, in addition to the smaller will be an initial "degradation" of anmand, said May 5. Duany said only about a dozen planes needed for the counterdrug tidrug operations because of the That was the day that airfield oppermanent personnel will be assigned operations. shutdown of Howard. erations ended at Howard Air Force to each of the sites, with up to 200 The three locations are "in the She estimated that current coverBase in Panama, the previous base for additional temporary personnel at any heart of the transit zone," Duany age of the Caribbean region is only counterdrug surveillance flights. given time, depending on aircraft rosaid. "Before, it was concentrated in half of what it was two years ago. Howard is to be turned over to tation. The permanent personnel one location (Panama), and even Salazar said the United States has Panama on Nov. 1. would be assigned for air traffic conthough (it was) strategically located, been flying 2,000 counterdrug misA six-year effort to negotiate an trol, communications and maintewe will now have wider coverage besions a year out of Howard. agreement to set up a Multinational nance. cause of the diverse locations." Salazar said operations should be Counter-Narcotics Center at Howard He said an Air Force task force is The forward operating locations up to 85 percent of that next year as a beyond the Dec. 31, 1999, canal "currently surveying all three siteswill be augmented from U.S. military result of the Curacao, Aruba and Ecturnover date collapsed last Sepknown as forward operating locabases at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto uador locations. tember, forcing Southcom to look tions (FOL)-and contracting for necRico; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and If another location is established elsewhere. essary improvements to conduct susSoto Cano, Honduras. in Central America, she said it would Unlike Howard, which is a U.S. tained expeditionary operations." The Joint Inter-Agency Task boost surveillance to 110 percent of military base, the Curacao, Aruba and Duany said the improvements Force South, based at Howard, which the 1997 level by 2001. Pets -don't leave home without them! FORT CLAYTON -Pets are precious, so why leave them behind on the street to fend for themsleves just because it is time to make your PCS move. If you are unable to take them with you, there are many alternatives to leaving them tied up or on their own. Instead, why not consider selling your pet or pets or giving them away to someone you trust? Remember, leaving a pet behind to fend for itself is a punishable crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Why jeopardize your career or your pet's life. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher caIkins (USARSO PAO) Temporary food facilities Orientation for Non-DoD schools need perm its to serve .FORT CLAYTON -Command sponored military personnel and civilian employees with school-age dependents remaining in Panama past HOWARD AFB -As the drawdown (Building 519 1st floor) for a basic food August 1999 are urged to attend one of the non-DoD schools orientationks to be held Monday at I p.m. at the Howard Elementary School Aucontinues, it is important that we all conhandler briefing. We will need to know itobemhed Monday at 1pm at tecreward Centry Foo Autinue to practice excellence in our daily opthe time, date and location of the event, tori nat 5 be c ntecreation Cetr onFo, C onD as wll s wat ypeof oodwil be The orientation will be conducted by Dr. Charles Renno, DoDDS erations. as well as what type of food will be Panama/Cuba Non-DoD School liason and Miriam Borras, DoDDS For Public Health, this means continuserved and where purchased. Panama/Cuba Non-DoD specialist who have been administering the noning to ensure the good health of all perThe process takes about 20 minutes DoD school program for Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South sonnel living and working in our military and will prepare the host for a responcommunity. sible and safe event. Call America. One way we do this is ensuring all Public Health at 284-4727 At the orientation, parents will be provided with an Application for eatg estabihenoths renapproved all (ubliHwa) o 28 0 Enrollment in a Non-DoD School for each of their school-age children, eating establishments are approved (Howard) or 288-7002 and an explanation of the covered and non-covered educational exand sanitary. This d tem (Clayton) with any senses. porary facilities and unit questioning Paama which have an English or bilingual program If your unit is planany questions, are being invited to send representatives to the meetings to explain their ning an activity where please call SrA programs, requirements, and answer questions from the parents. food will be sold to Rigdon at 284-4727. Private schools in Panama have selective enrollment policies, which the public, you means they do not take all applicants. must get a tempoSome also have waiting lists. It is, therefore, imperative to complete rary food service -4 enrollment early to be. sure that children will be able to attend school this prmiy fomd service 1fal permit from Public For those parents who cannot find an acceptable school locally, the Health. non-DoD school program can support home schooling for grades K-8 simple. A facility through the Calvert Home School Program and for grades 9-12 through representative the University of Nebraska Independent Study High School. should stop by Military members who brought their dependents to Panama at their own expense and civilians without a travel agreement do nmt qualify for Public Health on Howard (Building 726) or Fort Clayton educational benefits under the non-DoD school program.

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~Fture Tropic Times1 featuree MaA 1,96I Directorate of Community Activities, decided to do dc yan/ftlokos 6y something more with this, Husband explained. He &$aifn( p o n thought it would be a great idea to begin Card's Cuisine. ////,O C &,JA '/ q>K6 Cu Husband's involvement in Carol's Cuisine has Where could you go on Fort Clayton to taste all been voluntary, Hill said. "She coordinated Panamanian cuisine, music and view a folkloric everything." artist show from all provinces of Panama? Ask Not only does she coordinate and host the anyone who knows Carol Husband and they will event, she prepares the menu and some ofthe simply say, "go to Carol's Cuisine." dishes, and she supervises the staff that prepares Many of you may know Husband as host of the food. Carol's Cuisine, but what you may not know is what It has been a real success, she explained. "Our evenings are filled with food, culture and Canti's themainbgaofnthis Ferver bt entertainment. We have folkloric artists from Caol'sbn Csire b end ebruary 19w8 buth various provinces to dance, fashion shows and Husband has charmed friends and coworkers with fo rmeeypoic.W a w anvl food from every province. We had two carnivals good Panamanian food long before then. and Sammy and Sandra Sandoval performed at one "I've known Carol ever since she worked at the of the dinners. We also gave out cookbooks, Red Cross many years ago," said James Hill, chief brochures, posters and T-shirts." of the Family Support Division, Deputy Chief of Sadly, the last dinner was held April 29 at Fort Staff, Personnel. Clayton's Valent Recreation Center. But the impact "When she moved to ACS (Army Community Husband has made on the community will not be Services), she would always cook great food and forgotten, Hill explained. bring it to the office for us to sample." "Carol has been a positive influence in this At the time, Husband was involved in the community. Every time we had a major event, she Welcome to Panama program where newcomers are has been behind it every step of the way. Every oriented to Fort Clayton and Panamanian culture. time we had a major command event, she has been "The newcomers briefing was in two phases behind it. She is just a great woman and the commufood and culture of Panama. I did demonstrations nity will never know Carol as they should." on how to prepare foods and I developed a cookHusband would like to thank the following book with recipes including local herbs, fruits and people and organizations for making Carol's Cuisine vegetables," Husband said. a success: the entire community for their support, "Hello, I am Carol. And welcome to Carol's The cookbook became a hit and the community McDonald Kemp, the Fort Clayton Community Cuisine." demanded more. McDonald Kemp, director of the Club staff and Chef Rangel. I (Top left and right) Several dishes made with local fruits, vegetables and herbs are served at Carol's Cuisine. Shredded beef, chicken and rice, yuca and deserts made with fresh season fruit are among the many dishes that are served at the event. (Left and above) The audience applauds while local dancers perform. The event also includes giveaways such as T-shirts, cookbooks and live music from a local tipico group.

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qq -~ 12Tropic Times 12 May 14199 News Isthmian Chapter of First SOCOM son general dies at 66 This article recently appeared in the Fayetteville story and photos by -Observer Times. Carmela Lowe Gobern Retired Army Maj. Gen. Joseph C. Lutz, who Tropic Times Staff played a key role in getting increased recognition for FORT CLAYTON -The Isthmian Chapter of the AsSpecial Operations in the U.S. military, died Sunday sociation of the United States Army hosted its farewell in Florida. He was 66. luncheon Tuesday at the Fort Clayton Community Club. In 1982, he signed the orders that brought the With an attendance of over 200 guests from the miliArmy's 1st Special Operations Command into existtary and civilian communities, the outstanding work of ence at Fort Bragg. He was the first commanding this organization was applauded, general of 1st SOCOM, which was the forerunner of Distinguished guests included Maj. Gen. Philip R. I the present-day U.S. Army Special Operations ComKensinger, Jr., U.S. Army South commanding general iand. and his wife Greta, the Honorable Simon Ferro, U.S. AmIn 1987, Gen. James J. Lindsay selected Lutz to bassador to Panama, and the Honorable Joseph serve as chief of staff of the newly created U.S. SpeCornelison, deputy administrator of the Panama Canal cial Operations Command atMacDill Air Force Base Commission. The guest speaker was Kensinger. Isthat Tampa, Fla. The command oversees all special opmian Chapter AUSA Vice-President Joseph Suszynski erations forces in the Army, Navy and Air Force. served as master of ceremonies. "The success that U.S. SOCOM and the Special Immediately following the buffet luncheon, special Operations community enjoy today would not have recognition was made to the NCO of the 3rd Quarter, been as great without the aspirational leadership Sgt. Bruce W. Valk, 534th Mili tary Police Company, and and foresight of Joe Lutz," said a statement from the Soldier of the 3rd Quarter, Spc. Jacqueline Telesford, U.S Special Operations Command. Veterinary Services Command. Balboa High School reLutz was horn on April 17,1933, in Indianapolis, cpetofteAUSA Scholarships were Alejandro J. -4 Ind. He was a distinguished military graduate of the cipients of the ROTC program at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Bonilla, son of Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Bonilla from Special Operations Command South and Steven W. Wis., andjoinedthe Army in 1955. Bowman, son of Col. (Ret.) John Bowman, U.S. Army ,He was instrumental in the creation of a separate Reserve. s C ( J B ,Special Forces career branch within the Army in the Reserve. mid-1980s. The enhanced status put Special Forces Kensinger presented commander's coins and Crtifi-on a level with the infantry, armor and artillery among cates of Appreciation to AUSA corporate members on Army career fields. He also was influential in the debehalf of USARSO, in recognition of their outstanding sign of its branch insignia for Special Forces. support to the Isthmian Chapter and U.S. Army South U.S. Ambassador Simon Ferro presented Maj. He was deputy commanding general of 7th Corps, soldiers and their families in Panama. Special Certificates Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army South U.S. Army Europe, and chief of the Joint U.S. Miliof Appreciation from the AUSA were also presented to commanding general, with a plaque for tary Aid Group in Greece. these members. .SARSO's exceptional support to Panama, the Since his retirement in 1990, Lutz had remained As guest speaker, Kensinger emphasized the distinAmericas and Caribbean nations. active in military and community affairs. He was a gushed service of the Isthmian Chapter of the AUSA in consultant with Sverdrup Inc. and was chairman of its irission to protect the strength of the Army, and he following organizations for the exceptional support prothe Special Operations Memorial Foundation. congratulated the organization for its distinguished vided by USARSO: Department of State (U.S. Embassy), He was a member of the Special Forces Associaperformance for over 30 years. He concluded with a prethe Panama Canal Commission, the United Statestion along with many other groups and organizasentation of an emotional video-recording displaying Panama Business Council and the Panama National tions. the efforts, sacrifices and selfless support of USARSO Chamber of Shipping. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, and three daughpersonnel. Although the role of the Isthmian Chapter will disapters, Karla, Krista and Joan. Ambassador Ferro congratulated Kensinger for the pear locally, the work of the AUSA will continue through important role and the notable contributions made by their 130 chapters located around the world. Its national USARSO to the Isthmian community. headquarters is located in Arlington, Va., where a proKeane nam ed vice Special plaques were presented to Kensinger by the fessional staff of 60 serve the membership. chief of staff (ARMY Times) -A lieutenant general with extensive experience in airborne and light infantry units has been nominated for a fourth star and appointment as the Army's 29th vice chief of staff. If confirmed by the Senate, Lt. Gen. Jack Keane, deputy commander of Atlantic Command, will replace Gen. Eric K. Shinseki as vice chief. Shinseki's recent nomination to replace Gen. Dennis Reimer as Army chief of staff also needs Senate confirmation. If cleared by lawmakers, Shineski and Keane would assume their new jobs June 21. "General Keane is absolutely the right choice for the job of vice chief of staff," said Reimer. "His depth and breadth of experience throughout the military and around the world make him an invaluable addition to the Army's leadership." Army Secretary Louis Caldera said that as vice chief, Keane will supervise the Army Staff, and serve as the Army's representative on the joint council that sets defense budget requirements. He also will chair the Army Space Council, and two other coun(Top) Maj. Gen. Philip R. KensingerJr., USARSO cils that coordinate active component and Reservecommanding general, presents an AUSA Cercomponent programs. tificate of Appreciation to the NCO of the 3rd Throughout his 32-year career, Keane has had Quarter Sgt. Bruce W: Valk of the 534th Military only one tour at the Pentagon, in 1977-79, as military Police Company and to (top left) the Soldier of assistant to the assistant secretary of the Army for the 3rd Quarter Spc. Jacqueline Telesford of Manpower and Reserve Affairs. However, sources Veterinary Services Command. said Keane is a fast learner, with astute insights into complex issues and programs. (Left) Kensinger presents Steven W. Bowman, "He should do real well," said one senior officer son of Col. (ret.) John Bowman, U.S. Army who has frequent dealings with the vice chief's ofReserve, with an AUSA Certificate of Appreciafice. tion. Bowman and Alejandro J. Bonilla, son of Before being assigned to Atlantic Command in Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Bonilla of the SpeMarch 1998, Keane served two years as commander cial Operations Command South, are both of one of the Army's premier units-XVIII Airborne Balboa High School students who received Corpsat Fort Bragg, N.C. scholarshipsfrom the Associtio of the United Prior to that, he had several command assignStates Army. The ishmian Chptev of t n Assoments with airborne and light infantiy units, includciation of the United States Army luncheon was ing company command with the 101st Airborne Diheld Tuesday at the Fori C ay'-n Community vision in Vietnam and the 172nd Infantry Brigade in Clubwith more than 200 guess frum the military Alaska. and civilian communities in atten.Jance. L-

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Hasta Luego Tshirt School physicals NAF sale The American Red Cross is having The Howard Air Force Base and Fort There will be a sale of NAF items at an Hasta Luego Tshirt sale. All prices Clayton Pediatric Clinics are inthe Howard Air Force Base Officer's have been drastically reduced. To purcreasing the number of school Club Saturday from 8 a.m. -noon. Items chase your Tshirt, stop by the Red Cross physical appointments availincluded are tables, chairs, bar stools, Office 8 a.m. -4 p.m. in Room 344, Buildable. Physical appointments linens and dishware, to name a few. ing 519 on Fort Clayton. For more inforwill be offered 1 -3:30 p.m. The NAF sale is open to ID card holders mation, contact the Red Cross at 288daily. For more information, only. For more information, call 2845509. contact your local clinics. 5363. Tropictivities May 14,1999 FortClayton and Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama Page BI Serving the Joint Community W40 4 Q4 %4 4d4% 4 story by Spc. Deborah Long Originally, last weekend had been planned out to just relax and hang out on post. How exciting! With little persuasion, my friends swept me up in the idea of driving up into the mountains to a place called Chiriqui. After an eight-hour drive, thanks to everyone either getting lost, forgetting things or simply getting pulled over by the local Panama National Police, we made it to the base of the mountains. Stepping out of the car to stretch, 'p' the chill of our altitude caught me by surprise. It was actually chilly -in Panama. Those two words just didn't seem to go together. It was great though, despite the everlasting drizzle that fell on us. Mountains are a beautiful thing, but I it seemed like here, the sky was such a brilliant cascade of blue high above that they appeared almost magical. We trekked up a mountain in our five-car caravan, dodging the craters that enveloped the road, passing small markets, and finally making it to Bambito. We didn't stay in their (File) luxurious Hotel Bambito with water Beautiful views like this can be seen throughout the province of Chiriqui fountains and a discotheque; however, we stayed just up the road in the Cabanas Kucikas. Our cabin came fully equipped, I 1 beds, kitchen, living room, and one bathroom -for all 12 of us to share. Hot water was available when someone wasn't mistaking the water 3 2 switch for the light switch, and there was no television, but who needed it when you were up in the breezy mountains with a bunch of amigos. Outside, a river flowed by against the mountains and there was nothing p b UA -ff Spc. Deborah Long (USARSO PAO) but peace and quiet. Lush vegetation (Left and bottom) Hotel Bambito surrounded us and cows, pigs and offers its guest a luxurious weekhorses roamed the old dirt roads. ed ge stwa luChiriqui. The We were all set for a weekend of fun, bredgetaa hirnui Th bridge located at the entrance of hiking, fishing and barbecuing. Though the hotel displays beautifully maniit rained the majority of the weekend, cured gardens which Chiriqui is and no one seemed to understand us popular for. (Above) Many animals when we tried to buy charcoal, everycan be seen throughout the provone had a good time. Onseldo Stering(Tmpic Timee) since -riseld k Sterling (Tropic Times)

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Tropic Times L B2 May 14,1999 Notices Air Force bs o "your way to a day of shopping at Reservations for outings are under in 1506 and destroyed and sacked by *O or ean 2Panama's newest mall. way at Building 178, Fort Clayton. pirate Henry Morgan. Tour the Casco Tou dart from Howd The ter. El Valle horseback riding trip 7 a.m. Horseback riding in El Valle SaturViejo founded in 1676 and reminiscent Old Panama and Miraflores Locks -4 p.m. May 22, $24. Ride a horse and day. Ride a horse and explore the counof its Spanish and French heritage. tour 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Saturday, $10. explore the countryside in El Valle, the tryside in El Valle, the beautiful mounStop at San Jose Church to see their Peacock Bass fishing 5 a.m. -2 beautiful mountain valley located in the tain valley located in the interior of Golden Altar, the National Theater, p.m. Saturday, $25. Be prepared to interior of Panama. El Valle's lush vegetaPanama. El Valle's lush vegetation, colLas Bovedas enjoy live music Fridays catch a boat load of fish while peacock tion, colorful flowers, waterfalls, ancient orful flowers, waterfalls, ancient Indian and Saturdays and the French restaubass fishing near Arenosa Village on Indian pet-roglyphs and cooler temperapetroglyphs and cooler temperatures rant 7 p.m. Mondays -Fridays, and the Gatun Lake. Bring your own fishing tures make it one of Panama's popular make it one of Panama's popular tourist new Canal Museum. gear, lunch and refreshments. Transtourist attractions. Cost includes transattractions. Cost includes transportation, Isla Grande 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Stop portation, boat with guide, bait, ice portation, horses and guide. Bring your horses and guide. at Portobelo to see the Black Christ. and coolers for fish and fish cleaning own lunch or dine in a local restaurant. El Valle day trip Sunday. Join us El Valle 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Enjoy are provided. Parara Puru Indian village tour 8 once a week, the otherwise quiet and reshopping in the native market which is Drake's Island snorkeling trip 7 a.m. -4 p.m. May 23, $22. Take a cayuco laxed El Valle becomes a picturesque only open on Sundays. You'll be able a.m. -5 p.m. Sunday -May 22, $22. Isla ride along the Chagres River to visit the country shopping center celebrating its to purchase handicrafts such as soapDrake, the historical burial site of Sir unique Parara Puru Indian community most popular tradition, the Sunday Marstone carvings, bateas, and pottery. El Francis Drake, located on the Atlantic and experience their social lifestyle and ket. Valle's lush vegetation, colorful flowside near Portobelo, offers a unique witness their primitive customs dating Ocean Kayaking May 22. ers and waterfalls make it one of the opportunity to the novice snorkeler to back 500 years. Bring a sack lunch and El Valle Canopy May 29. This advenmost popular tourist attractions in explore a reef, see exotic fish and endon't forget the camera. ture features a canopy tour of El Macho. Panama. Enjoy lunch at Hotel joy the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Peacock bass fishing trip 5 a.m. -You will traverse from tree to tree and Campestre. Ecological Canal tour 9:30 a.m. -5 2 p.m. May 23, $25. Join us for a suplatform to platform using pulleys. Shopping tour 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Thursp.m. Wednesday, $60. Don't miss this per day of fishing near Arenosa VilThe Mamoni overnight trip is availday. Visit Central Avenue, El Dorado unique tour of the Las Americas Interlage on Gatun Lake. Bring your own able. Includes a two-hour drive into l sh fishng ear luch nd efrsh-Chepo and a three-h our horseback ride, most popular shopping area in town. oceanic National Park. Includes a boat fishing gear, lunch and refreshEo al aothrusticrsebac Carlson Wagonlit offers the lowest ride along the Panama Canal and Gatun ments. We provide transportation, Enjoy typical food, rustic sleeping acLake, a visit to a Chocoe Indian vilboat with guide, bait, ice and coolers for tmodations and act cities. Not meant counts and more. Service also inlage, barbecue meal, drink and a tour for fish. Fish cleaning is available. tion, call the center. eludes: Special weekday rates at guide. Don't forget your camera. Army *Valent Recreation Center: 288Gorgona beachfront cabins; Chiva Tocumen6500 Parrandera on Thursdays, Fridays 2 p.m. May 21. Forget about the traf*Outdoor Recreation Center: 288Make early reservations for tours: and Saturdays and partial Canal Tranfic as you relax in an air-conditioned 7355/6453 Visit historic Panama City founded sits. Call 288-7077 for details. MachoAir Force to the 24th Support Group deputy -W aere commander at least four working Water*Howard Community Center: days before the event. 284-6161 *Howard AFB Sports and RecreThe center is located on the ation Rental Center: 284-6107/ Ground Floor of Building 707. New 3539 Ther n El hours: 7:30 a.m. -7 p.m. Mondays -Check out the wide variety of Valle and make ; Fridays, noon -6 p.m. Saturdays, equipment for rent, camping, fishing sae and brak closed Sundays and holidays and and boating, home entertainment, sentertainment ysurto brg noon -6 p.m-. down days. home improvement, outdoor, picnic your camera. so El Valle is also Jewelry show and sale II a.m. 5 and party, sports and cooking equipa land of p.m. today. You don't have to go off ment for a minimal fee daily, weekend history and base to shop for fine jewelry. and weekly rental. PCSing? If so, get legend. InhabSouvenir vendors bazaar 11 a.m. -$5 off weekly and monthly rentals on ited for hun5 p.m. Saturdays. TVs, VCRs and TV/VCR combos. dreds of years *Howard Skills Development Must be accompanied by orders. by several Center: 284-6361 Rent a mountain bike for a month or Native AmeriThe Balloon Shop is located in week and receive a free water bottle. can tribes, the the Skills Development Center, Buildarea Is famous ing 711. Check our daily specials and Army for some rare make someone smile. The Skills De*Valent Recreation Center: petroglyphs. velopment Center now has the Bal288-6500 Contact your loon Shop and Pack-N-Wrap with Private tours for 10 -15 people Outdoor gifts, balloons and wrappings for can be arranged. Advance reservaRecreation shipping for all occasions. tions and payment required for any Center and set *Outdoor Adventures: 284-6107 tours listed or other local tours. The up your trip or Rent Howard bohios and pools for center also provides music rooms, tour now. Call V private parties or squadron funcmovies on weekends, slot machine, 284-6107 or tions. If you wish to serve alcohol, pool tables, ping pong tables and 2887355. -~ ~ 2 -.you must submit a letter of request rental service. Grisolda Sterling (Tropic Times) Air Force p.m. Saturday, $12.50 plus supplies. terin advance. Call for details. p.m. Saturdays. Howard Skills Development Three lessons. Crafts classes available: Ceramic orientation for pouring 2 Center: 284-6361 Clay flowers 1 -3 p.m. Tuesday, $25. Pottery class 1 p.m. Wednesdays. -3 p.m. Wednesday. New hours of operation 10 a.m. -4 Includes three lessons. Students need to Woodworking qualification class Pastel chalk technique 4 -5 p.m. p.m. Tuesdays -Saturdays. purchase the supplies. 9:30 a.m. -noon Saturdays. Wednesdays, $10 plus supplies. The center accepts commercial Army Framing instruction 6:30 -9 p.m. Eye painting7 p.m. Wednesday, $5. credit cards. *Fort Clayton Arts and Crafts CenThursday. Call for details. Dry brush technique 2 -3 p.m. Registration and payment are reter: 288-5957/7360 Guitar construction -9 p.m.'Thursday. Thursdays. quired before attending classes. Center is schedule for closure June *Fort Clayton Ceramics Shop: 288Airbrush classes, 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Classes will be cancelled 24 hours 30. Patrons are requested to clear their 4360 Ceramics shop close May 31. Fridays, $5. prior if minimum participation is not wood and multicraft projects by May 31. Ceramic instruction available: Learn Advance registration required for met. Drawing and acrylic painting 2 -4 the fine art of ceramics. Classes are ofthe following courses: Artificial flower arranging i a.m. p.m. Sunday and 7 -9 p.m. Wednesfered at all levels. Clay Flower making 1 1 a.m. -1 p.m. -noon Saturday, $10 plus supplies. days. Watercolor and oil painting techBeginner's ceramic painting 68 Sundays, $15. Four sessions. Join us One lesson. niques 7 -9 p.m. Thursday. Painting supp.m. Thursdays. Fee is $20. at the center and don't miss the wonStained glass workshop 10 a.m. -I plies are not included in the fee. RegisCeramic qualification 10 a.m. -12:30 derful class.

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___ Tropic Times 'D Notices May 141999 3 Child and Youth Semces Registration 14 -15 MAY building 155, Ft Clayton Youh SPon.s Wtcto whit, Sd0 2. i ii& Cerro Punta NFO.: 288-6816/6810/7506 Visit Cerro Punta and the cultivation of coffee orchids and strawberries that enriches the surrounding towns. Contact your Outdoor Recreation Center and set up your trip or tour now. Call 284-6107 or 288-7355. Recycling Marathon Pre-Teen Jam Table Manners Fort Clayton Granada Hotel The Directorate of Community Activities is host*Howard Youth Center -You are invited to participate in a Seminar-Working a Recycling Marathon today. Collect bond paMichael J. Productions and DJ Coach Entershop and Luncheon 1 p.m. May 30 and to a Seminar per, color paper and cardboard, nonferrous and prises presents Skoolz Out Blow-Out Spectacular Dinner 5:30 p.m. May 31 at the Granada Hotel. Guest ferrous metals, glass and aluminum cans. The dePre-Teen Jam 7 p.m. to midnight May 2lat the speaker is Carmela Lowe Gobern, Certified Image livery place is at the Recycling Collection Center Howard youth Center. Admission is free. Ages Consultant for the U.S. Image Improvement Instilocated in Building 163, Fort Clayton. For more inare 8 -12. For more information, call the Youth tute. Cost is $18 per person. For more information or formation, call 288-4838. Center at 284-4700/5615. tickets, call 272-2262. Air Force *Howard Wood Skills Center: 284Air-conditioning 4510 maintenance 2 p.m. *Howard Community Center: For wood shop needs, please contact Mondays, Thurs284-6161 the Fort Clayton Wood Shop. days and Fridays. Beginner, intermediate and adNoon -5 p.m. Saturvanced English and Spanish classes. days, 10 a.m. -5 p.m Call the center for more information. Army Sundays. *Howard Pool: 284-3569 *Fort Clayton Boat & Scuba Shop: Wheel alignment Hours of operation: 10a.m.-6p.m. 288-7355/6453 3 -9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesday -Sunday and holidays. Fishing enthusiasts are invited to parThursdays and FriClosed Monday. ticipate in a Bass Fishing Tournament days. Water Aerobics 8:30 -9:30 a.m. through May. There's a $50 cash prize Brake repair Tuesdays and Thursdays, $2/class, per month and a $200 cash prize for the class I -9:30 p.m. call for more information. Grand Finale. Register now at Building Fridays. *Howard Auto Skills Center: 178, Fort Clayton. *Fort Sherman 284-3370 Motorboat operator course offered 8 Auto Shop Building Hours: 11 a.m. -7 p.m Tuesdays -a.m. -noon monthly. Fee is $10 for Jon 153: Thursday, I I a.m. -6 p.m. Fridays, 9 boat certification, $20 for Boston Whaler/ Hours of operaa.m. -5 p.m. Saturdays, I I a.m. -5 p.m. ocean certification. Advance reservation: noon 4 p.m. Sundays and closed Mondays and tions required. Sundays, closed holidays. Gatun Lake fishing charters availMondays and TuesVehicle resale lot: Planning to sell able, $30/person, minimum of three days, 4 -8 p.m. your car? Contact Auto Skills at people, includes Jon boat w/30hp. InWednesdays, ThursHoward. eludes boat, guide, cooler, fishing tackle, days and Fridays Services: Towing I I a.m. -7 p.m. bait and safety equipment. and 10 a.m. -6 p.in Tuesdays -Thursdays, I I a.m. -6 Open-water dive classes begin MonSaturdays -d holi p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Saturdays days. Minimum of six people required. days. (as long as a qualified driver is on Includes pool sessions, theory sessions The shop has lour duty). If a tow extends beyond 5:30 and open-water dives. Register in adbays with on p.m., there is an additional hourly vance. gine lift, tire-changcharge. Air conditioning repair, brakThe Scuba Shop has equipment for ing equipment, en es, oil changes, tune-ups, front-end rent, advanced instruction and services gine hoist, a comalignment and welding available. to include repairing spear guns, regulapressor to remove shocks and various Spanish classes available. Vehicle inspection services 1 1 tors and gauges. other equipment. Fee includes manual. For inore infora.m. -7 p.m. Tuesdays -Thursdays, I 1 *Auto Craft Center: *Valent Recreation Center: 288nation, call the center. a.m. -6 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. The center is located in Buildings 6500 Piano classes Mondays -ThursSaturdays, I a.m. -5 p.m. Sundays 178-A, B, C and Building 135, Fort New hours of operation: 9 a.m. -9 days, half-hour sessions. self help and closed Mondays. Cost Clayton. p.m. Mondays -Fridays, noon -9 p.m. Basic English classes 10 a.m. is $10.25. Have your vehicle inspectThe shop features work-area bays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Regis12:10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. ed at the center in Building 722. Veelectric lifts, instructions and classes. ter for ongoing classes. Intermediate English Mondays and hicles cannot be left for inspections. Electric engine analysis 4 -9 p.m. Spanish headstart class, eight week Wednesdays. For more information, Call the center for details. Mondays. course, meets twice a week. Intermediate call the center at 288-6500.

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B4 Potpourri The Directorate of Civilian Personnel is Clayton A Ia Carte breakfast 6 -9 a.m. Mondays accepting applications on a continuous basis for *The Loop: 288-7035. Fridays. the following announcements. All interested Enjoy the sports games on the TVs available in International lunch buffet 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m. applicants need to re-submit an updated SF-171 CJ's Sports Bar and Grill. Delicious appetizers $4.95. Fridays: Southern buffet. Mondays: All every six months. Registers established from available. Lunch is 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Mondays American. Tuesdays: Italian. Wednesdays: these announcements will be used to fill -Fridays, dinner5 -9 p.m. Mondays -Fridays and Mexican. Thursdays: Oriental. temporary positions. 4:30 -9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. All ranks a Ia carte dining. 5:30 -9 p.m. -VB#51-OC GeneralClerical,NM-4(Used tofill Prizmz opens until I1 p.m. Wednesdays and Wednesdays -Saturdays. A great menu with most clerical positions). Thursdays, 1 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sunappetizers, salads, soups and entrees to please days. everyone. VB# 52-OC Sales Store Checker, NM-3 Select your favorite tunes tonight at 5 p.m. Breezeway open 11 a.m. -10 p.m. Mondays (Intermittent wk sch). Over 100 CDs to choose from the 1950s to the Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. -11 p.m. 1990s. Tuesdays and Fridays, 11a.m. -11:30 p.m. Until further notice, the written test for all *Clayton Community Club: 288-4716. Saturdays and Sundays, noon -11 p.m. Sundays. temporary appointments to clerical positions at The Forum features Chef Rangel's special bufSteak out 2:30 -8 p.m. Sundays. grades NM-2, 3, and 4 is waived. fets. Country buffet 5 -9 p.m. Wednesday fea*Tropic Breeze Club Ballroom tures from ham hocks and fried chicken to blackOpen for special functions only. R & B 8 p.m. VB# 55-OC Secretary (Typing/Office eyed peas. Seafood Fridays. For those who prefer midnight Fridays. Automation), NM-5, specialized experience beef, the Forum is oTfering steak choices a la carte. +Tropic Breeze Club Casual Cove: 284-4189. required. Each evening is a treat on its own. Open 11 a.m. -midnight Mondays, Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. The best Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m. -1:30 56th Signal Battalion Open Continuous deal in town, best value and best entertainment. Ena.m. Fridays. Announcements joy the hot and cold entrees, salads, breakfast items, Members only Social hour 5:30 p.m. Fridays. pastries and desserts. Great food and background Pool tournaments 6:30 p.m. Fridays. OPEN: 10-17-97 CLOSE: Will remain open music. Alternative Rock and Tecno 4 -8 p.m. until further notice The club features a special buffet 4:30 -8 p.m. Variety music 8 p.m. -midnight Saturdays Sundays in the ballroom. Members pay $5.95, special Free juke box 11 a.m. -2 a.m. Monday. NOTE: The announcements listed below will be rate for children 5 to 11-years-old and under 5 free. Karaoke plus Late Night Disco 11a.m. used to fill recurring (temporary/permanent) Non-member fee available. midnight Monday and more Karaoke until 2 a.m. vacancies within various divisions of the 56th The Corral is open 7 p.m. -2 a.m. WednesTuesday. Signal Battalion. Interested candidates should days, Fridays and Saturdays. Join in for great Service Members Appreciation Day and ensure that their application package is complete country sounds. draft beer special all day Wednesday. in order to receive proper consideration (i.e. Tecno Latin Sounds 9 p.m. Wednesdays, FriPool tournament 7 p.m. Wednesday SF171, OF-612, Resume, DD-214 if claiming days and Saturdays at The Underground. Social hour with snack 6 -8 p.m. Wednesday veteran's preference, SF-50, current performance *Casa Maria: 288-5767 Country and Western night 8 -11 p.m. appraisal). Schedule to close May 31. Thursday. NON-MANUAL POSITIONS: Authentic Mexican cuisine served 5 -9 p.m. Members night and club card drawing 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays -Saturdays. Delivery service available Thursdays.Socialhour reduced prices 4:30 -7:30 p.m. VB# 21SIG Telecommunication Specialist, NMon Fort Clayton. All nighters/live entertainment 9 p.m. 391-11 *La Mola Caf6: 288-4202 Saturday Los Alnirantes and May 30 Castalia y VB# 26SIG Telecommunication Specialist, NMBreakfast 6:30 -9:30 a.m. Mondays -Fridays, 7 los Salchichas. Open to enlisted members and' 391-09 -11 a.m. Saturdays -Sundays; lunch 11 a.m. -1:30 their guests. VB# 30SIG Telecommunication Specialist, NMp.m. Mondays -Fridays, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Saturdays *Top 3 Enlisted Lounge: 284-4189 391-7/9 -Sundays; dinner 5 -8 p.m. daily. Open 4 -9 p.m. Mondays -Thursdays and *Cafe 519: 288-6007 5:30 -6:30 Fridays. Directorate of Community Activities, Sports & Breakfast 6 -11 a.m. Mondays -Fridays. Super social hour 7 p.m. Sunday, with Jazz Leisure -Open Continuous Announcements Lunch 11 a.m. -2 p.m. with hot specials, a salad effect and Barbara Wilson. All ranks welcome. bar and sandwiches. Enjoy a special buffet Boss and buddy night social hour snacks OPEN: 04-30-99 CLOSE: Until furthernotice Thursdays. 5:30 p.m. Mondays. *Mulligan's on the Green at Horoko: 283VB# 235A-99-SC Recreation Specialist, NM-188Howard 3295 05/07 *Howard Club-Building 113: 284-4680. Breakfast menu 6 -10 a.m. Saturdays, Sundays VB# VACANCIES, TITLE AND LOCATION The Officers Lounge has moved to a co-loand holidays. Open for lunch and dinner. OPEN: 05-14-99 CLOSE: 05-25-99 cated Top 3 Enlisted and Officer's lounge at Weekly lunch and dinner 10 a.m. -8:30 p.m. Building 707. Mondays -Thursdays, 10 a.m. -9:30 p.m. Fridays, 238-99-SC LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT *Tropic Breeze Club-Building 710: 2846 -9:30 p.m. Saturdays and 6 a.m. -8:30 p.m. SPECIALIST, NM-346-12. HQ USSOUTHCOM 4189 Sundays and holidays. Center for Treaty Implementation, Fort Clayton, Cashiers hours: 10 a.m. -9 p.m. Saturdays -Mongolian barbecue 5:30 -8:30 p.m. Mondays, Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 yr equiv to NM11. NOTE: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. -9 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. -$8.95 for the first 8-ounce and $4.95 for the Temporary NTE: 12/31/99. noon Fridays. vegetarian version. Closed for lunch 1:15 -2 p.m. daily. *Cafe Seven-O-Seven-Building 707: 284-5848 264-99-SS (2) TELECOMMUNICATIONS "A la Carte" Sunday breakfast 9 a.m. -noon. Open 6 a.m. -7 p.m. Mondays -Fridays. Noon -5 MANAGER, NM-391-12, (2). 9thASC,56thSignal Eggs-to-order, pancakes, bacon, sausage, p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Try our deli Battalion, S3 Operations Division, Corozal, omelets, fresh breads, croissants and more. sandwiches and pastries. Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to NM11. NOTE: Must be able to obtain security clearance at the TOP SECRET level. Competitive temporary promotion NTE 09/14/99. Live Jazz 265-99-LB BUDGET ASSISTANT (OA), NM-561The Top 3 En06. HQ, USARSO DCSRM, PBD, Fort Clayton, listed Lounge is Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to NM-05. NOTE: hosting a Jazz Temporary NTE 09/30/99. Effect night with Sthe presentation 266-99-SC SUPPLY CLERK (OA), NM-2005-05. 'of National DCA, Sports & Leisure Division, Fort Clayton, singer Barbara Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to NM-04. NOTE: A Wilson 7 p.m. TEMPORARY PROMOTION NTE: 10/31/99. Sunday Come requred /99 S usy and e Limited to permanent career/career conditional Federal employees in the DCA activity only. Must enjoy with your be a qualified typist (40 wpm). Driver's license is family and required. friends the Live 267-99-SC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, Jazz variety. NM-101-09. DCA, Child & Youth Services, Ft. Free admission. Clayton, Panama. Spec. Exp.: 1 yr. equiv. to NMFor more infor07. TIG: 1 yr. at NM-07. NOTE: TEMPORARY mation, call 284PROMOTION NTE: 8/15/99. Limited to permanent 4189. career/career conditional Federal employees in the DCA activity only.

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_ ___Tropic Times B Movies May14 1999 Location Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Howard AFB 6:30 pm: October 4:30 pm: Blast 4 pm: The Other 7 pm: The Life* 7 pm: 7 pm: The Life* 7 pm: 8 MM 284-3583 Sky from the Past Sister Shakespeare in 8:30 pm: The 6:30 pm: Wing 6:30 pm: October Love Matrix Commander Sky 8:30 pm: The Life* 8:30 pm: Rushmore Fort Clayton 6:30 pm: Simply No movie 4:30 pm: Blast 7 pm: Rushmore 7 pm: The Life* 7 pm: 8 MM 7 pm: The Corrup28-29 Irresistible The 79th Army from the Past tor 288-7279 8:30 pm: The Life* Band Concert 6:30 pm: Wing Commander 8:30 pm: The Life* All movies are subject to change depending on R Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent arrival in country or adult guardian. Tickets are available in five price categories: $3.50, $3, $1.75, PG-13 Parental guidance suggested for children under 13. $1.50 and $1. *First run movies $3.50 **Special Price PG Parental guidance suggested. AAFES Home Page: www.panama.phoenix. net/-aafespan.default.html G Suitable for general audience. Now showing 8 MM build and launch their own homemade rockets. R, 1 hr, Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix 48 min. 0 Director Joel Schumacher casts Nicolas Cage as a S : seedy private eye in this psychological thriller. A Rushmore widow discovers an 8 millimeter "snuff" film in her Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray S husband's safe ("snuff" being the type of porno Jason Schwartzman stars as a student who loves * movie where one of the performers is killed on attending the Rushmore Academy. He's the editor of A screen). Cage, aided by co-star Joaquin Phoenix, inthe newspaper and yearbook, and involved in every vestigates the underground industry to determine club from the dodgeball society to the debate team. its origins. R, 2 hr, 6 min. He's also one of the worst students. Amidst the threat of expulsion, Schwartzman falls for first-grade teacher Olivia Williams, as does his tycoon mentor The Corruptor Bill Murray. R, 1 hr, 49 min. Chow Yun-Fat, Mark Wahlberg 0 Chow Yun-Fat stars as a gold shield detective who : keeps the peace in Chinatown. When a turf war Simply Irresistible e erupts between two rival gangs, the NYPD beefs up Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Patrick Flannery the Asian gang unit with an idealistic cop, played by Sean Patrick Flannery stars as a department store 0 Mark Wahlberg. Yun-Fat teams up with Walberg in a clerk who falls prey to restaurateur Sara Michelle tale of violence, betrayal, and deception. R, 1 hr, 51 Gellar. While he tries to resist the young chef's e Howard AFB min. charms, Gellar struggles to keep her mother's business afloat. Her fortunes change when she discovers a magical crab that gives her the power to cook up 6:3 The Life anything -even love. PG-13, 1 hr, 15 min. .0 m o a -Li'e Found(PG) David Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence are two-bit The Other Sister Spade, Sophie criminals wrongly accused of murder by a very white Juliette Lewis, Diane Keaton Marceau sheriff. From the gravesite of the two aged buddies, Garry Marshall directs Juliette Lewis and Diane .the movie flashes back over the 50 years they spent Keaton as daughter and mother who butt heads over in prison, the important times and events they missed, the girl's goals and choices. PG, 2 hr, 11 min. : 8:30 m: The Cor .along with a never -ending supply of prison pranks. R, 2 hr, 15 min. t or (R) Chow Yun-Fat, Shakespeare In Love Mark Wahlberg eanuThe M atrix Gwyneth Paltrow, Ralph Fiennes SReeves, Laurence Fishburnie Fiennes stars as a young William Shakespeare with Kanu Reeves Lars nce F hri e writers block in this Elizabethan comedy. Gwyneth Fort Clayton Keanu Reeves stars in a cyberpunk thriller where Paltrow won the 1999 Oscar for Best Actress while Judi human life is discovered to be a virtual dream. Reeves Dench won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal 0 .is a computer hacker who uncovers an elaborate camof Queen Elizabeth. The movie won Best Picture. R, 1 paign of deceit. Computer overlords have created an hr, 49 min. 6:30 pm: Wing Comextensive earthly facade with plans to dominate the "real world. Rebels Laurence Fishburne and Carriemander (PG-i 3) Anne Moss team with Reeves to combat the Matrix. 10 Things I Hate About You Freddie Prinze Jr., Mat* R, 2 hr, 10 miin.10T ig IHaeA otYu : FedeP nz JrM o RLarisa Oleynik, Julia Stiles thew Lllard A high school version of "Taming of the Shrew." A rule in the Stratford household forbids Oleynik from My Favorite Martian dating until her ill-tempered sibling does so first. In : 8:30 m: 8 MM (R) Jeff Daniels, Christopher Lloyd desperation, wannabe boyfriend Joseph Gordon-Levit Based on the television series "My Favorite Martries to find one who can tame and woo the older Nicolas Cage, Joaquin tian," ambitious television reporter Tim O'Hara sister's heart. PG, 1 hr, 43 min. Phoenix : stumbles upon a Martian whose spaceship has acci9 dentally crash landed on earth. PG, 1 hr, 28 min. Wing Commander Freddie Prinze Jr., Matthew Lillard October Sky The year is 2654. An alien race, the Kiltathi, are on Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern a mission to destroy planet Earth. Preddie Prinze Jr. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as former NASA science enstars as a fighter pilot fresh out of the academy. Prize gineer Homer Hickam. Growing up in a small town, and his duddics are thrust into an interstellar war and e Hickam is destined to follow in the footsteps of his must face a seemingly invincible enemy to save the .coal mining father until the Soviet satellite Sputnik human race. Also stars Mathew Lillard atid Saffron flies over his town and inspires him and his friends to Burrows. PG, 1 hr, 40 min.

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M Tropic Times ~C B6y 1May914 SCN TV Early morning & dayfimei TV programming Key: + Program time change due to live programming event; Mature theme; ** Series starts; -Series ends; **** Program moved to new day and/or time 16:00 Today Show 6:00 Headline News 6:00 The Coral Ridge Hour 6:00 Today Show 6:00 Today Show 6:00 Today Show 8:00 Headline News 6:30 Classic Cartoon 6:30 Outreach of Lose 0:00 Headline News 8:00 Headline News 8:00 Headline News 6:00 Today Show 8 30 Showbiz Today 7:00 Sesame Street Specials 7:00 The Field Afar 0:30 Showhiz Today 8:30 Showbiz Today 8:30 Showhiz Today 8:00 Headline News 9:00 Sesame Street 7:30 Muppet Babies 7:30 Day of Discovery 9:00 Sesame Sree 9:00 Sesame Street 9:00 Sesame Street 8:30 Showbiz Today 1000 Barney & Frieods 8:00 Disney's Pepper Ano 8:00 Sunday Today 10:00 Big Bag** 10:00 Blues Clues 10:00 Barney & Friends 9:00 Sesame Street 10:30 Kiana's Flex Appeal 8:30 Disney's Recess 9:00 Magic School Bus 10:30 Kiana's Flex Appeal 10:30 Co-Ed Training 10:30 Bodyshapiog 10:00 Blues Clues 4) 1:00 The 0prah Wiufrey 9:00 Aaaht! Real Monsters 9:30 Advensures Book Of 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 1:00 The Oprah Winfrey 10:30 Ca-Ed Training C Show 9:30 Are You Afraid of ie Virtues Show Show Show 1:00 The Oprah Winfrey C 12:00 Headline News Dark? 10:00 promised Land 12:00 Headline News 12:00 Headline News 12:00 Headline News Show ( 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 10:00 America's Family h1:00 Headline Nois 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 12:00 Headline News .00 Port Charles Kitchen 11:30 Army Newswatct 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune O I:25 Guiding Light 10:30 California's Gold 12:00 NBA Playoffs: 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 1:00 port Charles 2 :15 General Hospital 11:00 Headline News (TeamsatdGames ToBe 2:15 Geieral Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 1:25 Guiding Light 3:00 Sylvester & Tweety 1:30 Nary/Marine Corps Announced) 3:00 Bankers 3:00 Mighty Ducks 3:00 Goof Troop 2:15 General Hospital Mysteries News See Prime Tie table 3:30 Superman 3:30 Newton's Apple 3:30 Gargoyles 3:00 Animaniacs 3:30 Kratt's Crea'ttres 12:00 Soul Train 12:30 Anerica's Black Forun 4:00 California Dreams 4:00 Nick News 4:00 Saved By Bell: New 3:30 Waynehead 4:00 Xena: Warrior Princess 1:00 Hercules: Legendary 1:00 Friday Night 4:30 All That 4:30 Scholastic Sports Class*** 4:00 Hercules: Legendary 5:00 Jeopardy! Journeys 2:00 Videalink 5:00 Jeopardy! America 4:30 Legends of the Hidden Journeys 5:30 NBC Nightly News 2:00 WWF Superstars 3:0 Strapped (TV-PG) 5:30 Nightly News 5:00 Jeopardy! Temple 5:00 Jeopardy! See Prime Time 1ttbe 3:00 Sports 5:00 Headline News See Prime Time table 5:30 Nightly News 5:00 Jeopardy! 5:30 Nightly News 12:35 ESPNews See Prime Time table 5:30 News at Sunrise 12:35 ESPNews Se Prime Time table 5:30 Nightly News See Prime Time table 1:05 The Longest Day (TV12:00 Baywatch 1:05 National Lampoon's 12:35 SFPNews See Prime Time table 12:35 ESPNews G) 1:00 Fifteen and Pregnat European Vacation (TV1:05 Airplane! (TV-PG) 12:35 ESPNews 1:05 Bite The Bullet (TV4:30 Cope Thunder: Running (TV-PG) PG) 3:00 Rain Man (TV-PG) 1:05 Downhill Racer (TVPG) w/ the Wolf Pack 3:00 Days Of Wine And 3:00 Mister Roherts (TV-PG) 5:00 Headline News PG) 3:00 Throw Momma From 5:01 Headline News Roses (TV-PG) 5:00 Headline News 5:30 News at Sunrise 3:00 Used Cars (TV-PG) The Train 5:30 ESPNews 5:00 Headline News 5:30 News at Sunise 5:00 Headline News (TV-PG) 5:30 Hour of Power 5:30 News at Sunrise 5:00 Headline News 530 New at Sunse Cf 6:00 Today Show 6:00 Headline News 6:00 The Coral Ridge Hour 6:00 Today Show 6:00 Today Show 6:00 Today Show 6:00 Today Show 8:00 Headline News 6:30 Classic Cartoon 6:30 Outreach of Love 8:00 Headline News 8:00 Headline News 8:00 Headline News 8:00 Headline News 8:30 Showbiz Today 7:00 Sesame Street Specials 7:00 The Field Afar 0:30 Showbiz Today 8:30 Showhiz Today 8:30 Showbiz Today 8:30 Showbiz Today 9:00 Sesame Street 7:30 Muppet Babies 7:30 Day of Discovery 9:00 Sestme Street 9:00 Sesame Street 9:00 Sesame Street 9:00 Sesame Street 10:00 Barney & Friends 8:00 Disney's Pepper Ann 8:00 Sunday Today 10:00 Big Bag** 10:00 Blues Clues 10:00 Barney & Friends 10:00 Blues Clues 10:30 Kiana's Flex Appeal 8:30 Disney's Recess 9:00 Magic School Bus 10:30 Kiana's Flex Appeal 10:30 Co-Ed Training 10:30 Bodyshuping 10:30 Co-Ed Training (D 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 9:00 Aaahh! Real Monsters 9:30 Adventures Book Of 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 11:00 The Operh Winfrey 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 1 1:00 The Oprah Winfrey Show 9:30 Are You Afraid of the Virtues Show Show Show Show 12:00 Headline News Dark? 10:00 Promised Land 12:00 Headline News 12:00 Headline News 12:00 Headline News 12:00 Headline News 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 10:00 America's Family 1:00 Headline News 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune U 00 Port Charles Kitchen 11:30 Army Newswatchs 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles 1:25 Guiding Light 10:30 California's Gold 12:00 NBA Playoffs: 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 2:15 General Hospital 11:00 Headline News (Teamsand GamesTo Be 2:15 General Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 3:00 Sylvester & Tweety 11:30 Navy/Marine Corps Announced! 3:00 Botikers 3:00 Mighty Ducks 3:00 GoofTroop 3:00 Animaniacs Mysteries News See Prime Time table 3:30 Superman 3:30 Newton's Apple 3:30 Gargoyles 3:30 Waynehead 3:30 Kratt's Creatures 12:00 Soul Train 12:30 America's Black Forum 4:00 California Dreams 4:00 Nick News 4:00 Saved By Bell: New 4:00 Hercules: Legendary 4:00 Xena: Warrior Princess 1:00 Hercules: Legendary 1:00 Friday Night 4:30 All That 4:30 Scholastic Sports Classt -t Journeys 5:00 Jeopardy! Journeys 2:00 Videolitk 5:00 Jeopardy! America 4:30 Legends of the Hidden 5:00 Jeopardy! 5:30 NBC Nightly News 2:00 WWF Superstars 3:00 Strapped (TV-PG) 5:30 Nightly News 5:00 Jeopardy! Temple 5:30 Nightly News See Prime Time table 3:00 Sports 5:00 Headline News Bee Prime Time table 5:30 Nightly News 5:00 Jeopardy! See Prime Time table 12:35 ESPNews -See Prime Time table 5:30 News at Suirise 12:35 ESPNews See Prime Time table 5:30 Nightly News 12:35 ESPNews 1:05 The Longest Day (TV12:00 Baywatch 1:05 National Lampooi's 12:35 ESPNews See Prime Time table 1:05 Bite The Bullet (TVG) 1:00 Fifteen and Pregnant European Vacation (TV1:05 Airplane! (TV-PG) 12:35 ESPNews PG) 4:30 Cope Thunder: Running (TV-PG) PG) 3:00 Rain Man (TV-PG) 1:05 Downhill Racer (TV3:00 Thr.w Momma From w/ the Wolf Pack 3:00 Days Of Wine And 3:00 Mister Roberts (TV-PG) 5:00 Headline News PG) The Train 5:00 Headline News Roses (TV-PG) 5:00 Headline News 5:30 News at Sunrise 3:00 Used Cars (TV-PG) (TV-PG) 3:30 ESPNews 5:00 Headline News 5:30 News at Sunrise 5:00 Headline News 5:00 Headline News 5:30 Hour of Power 5:30 News a Sunrise 5:30 News at Sunrise 6:00 Today Show 6:00 Headline News 6:00 The Coral Ridge Hour 6:00 Today Show 6:00 Today Show 6:00 Today Show 6:00 Today Show ad 8:00 Headline News 6:30 Classic Cartoon 6:30 Outreach of Love 8:00 Headline News 8:00 Headline News 8:00 Headline News 8:00 Headline News 8:30 Showbiz Today 7:00 Sesame Street Specials 7:00 The Field Afar 8:30 Showbiz Today 8:30 Showbiz Today 8:30 Showbiz Today 8:30 Showbie Today 9:00 Sesame Street 7:30 Muppet Bahies 7:30 Day of Discovery 9:00 Sesame SIree 9:00 Sesame Street 9:00 Sesame Street 9:00 Sesame Street 10:00 Barney & Friends 8:00 Disney's Pepper Ann 8:00 Sunday Today 10:00 Big Bag** 10:00 Blues Clues 10:00 Barney & Friends 10:00 Blues Clues 10:30 Kiana's Flex Appeal 8:30 Disney's Recess 9:00 Magic School Bus 10:30 Kiana's Flex Appeal 10:30 Cu-Ed Training 10:30 Bodyshaping 10:30 Co-Ed Traititg I :0 The Oprah Winfrey 9:00 Aaahh! Real Monsters 9:30 Adventures Book Of 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 1I 00 The Oprat Winfrey Show 9:30 Are You Afraid of the Virtues Show Show Show Show 12 00 Headline News Dark? 10:00 Promised Land 12:00 Headline News 12:00 Headline News 12:00 Headline News 12 00 Headline News 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 10:00 America's Family 11:00 Headline News 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 12 30 Wheel Of Fortutte I:00 Port Charles Kitchen 11:30 Army Newswatch 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles :00 Port Charles I:25 Guiding Light 10:30 California's Gold 12:00 NBA Playoffs: 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 2:15 General Hospital 11:00 Headline News (Teams and Games To Be 2:15 General Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 3:00 Sylvester & Tweety 1:30 Navy/Marine Corps Announced) 3:00 Bunkers 3:00 Mighty Ducks 3:00 Goof Troop 3: 00 Anitaniacs Mysteries News See Prime Time table 3:30 Superman 3:30 Newton's Apple 3:30 Gargoyles 3:30 Waynehead 3:30 Krat's Creatures 12:00 Soul Train 12:30 America's Black Forum 4:00 California Dreams 4:00 Nick News 4:00 Saved By Bell: New 4:00 Hercules: Legendary 4:00 Xenu: Warrior Princess 1:00 Hercules: Legendary 1:00 Friday Night 4:30 All That 4:30 Scholastic Sports Cl ass** Journeys 5:00 Jeopardy! Journeys 2:00 Videolink 5:00 Jeopardy! America 4:30 Legends of the Hidden 5:00 Jeopardy! 5:30 NBC Nightly News 2:00 WWF Superstars 3:00 Strapped (TV-PG) 5:30 Nightly News 5:00 Jeopardy! Temple 5:30 Nightly News See Prime Time table 3:00 Sports 5:00 Headline News See Prime Time table 5:30 Nightly News 5:00 Jeopardy! See Prime Time table 12:35 ESPNews See Prime Time table 5:30 News at Sunrise 12:35 ESPNews See Prime Time table 5:30 Nightly News 12:35 ESPNews 1:05 The Longest Day (TV12:00 Baywatch 1:05 National Lampoon's 12:35 ESPNews See Prime Time table 1:05 Bite The Bullet (TVG) 1:00 Fifteen and Pregnant European Vacation (TV1:05 Airplane! (TV-PG) 12:35 ESPNews PG) 4:30 Cap. Thunder: Running (TV-PG) PG) 3:00 Rain Man (TV-PG) 1:05 Downhill Racer (TV3:00 Throw Moma Frsm w/ the Wolf Prick 3:00 Days Of Wine And 3:00 Mister Roberts (TV-PG) 5:00 Headline News PG) The Train 5:00 Headline News Roses (TV-PG) 5:00 Headline News 5:30 News at Sunrise 3:00 Used Cars (TV-PG) (TV-PG) 5:30 ESPNews 5:00 Headline News 5:30 News at Sunrise 5:00 Headite News 500 Headline News 5:30 Hour of Power 5:30 News at Suntise 530 Nes at S ttrise D 6:00 Biograplhy: Colin 6:00 "Beverly Hills,. 90210" 6:00 D.Quinn Medicine 6:00 New Detectives 6:00 Aiciest Mysteries 6:00 Biographys: Malcolm X 6:00 Biagra)hy: Amelia Powell 7:00 Party of Five Woman 7:00 ER 7:00 Law & Order 7:00 Melrose Place Earhart 7:00 Hnmicide:Life ot/ 8:00 SonInLaw 7:00 Touched By An Angel 8:00 Hocus Pocus (TV-PG) 8:00 For Love Or Money 8:00 Secret Admirer (TV-PG) 7 00 X-Files Streets .(TV-PG) 8:00 Caroline? (TV-PG) 10:00 Doug (TV-PD) 10:00 Doug 8:0T The Philadelphia 8:00 Tin Soldier (TV-PG) 10:00 The View 10:00 Worship for Kids 10:30 Ren & Stimpy 10:00 Doug 10:30 Ron & Slimy Story (TV-PG) 10:00 Doug 11:00 Better Homes & Gardens 10:30 On Main Street 11:00 Simpsons 10:30 Reti & Stitpy 11:00 Simpsons 10:00 Doug 10:30 Rugrats 11:30 Home Matters 11:00 700 Club 11:30 Home Improvement 11:00 Simpsons 11:30 Hote Improvement 10 30 Ren & Stimpy I 1:00 Simpsons 12:00 Grace Under Fire 11:30 Real Videos 12:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9 11:30 Hone iTtprovettent 12:00 Star Trek: Deep Spaue 9 1I:00 Simp asos S11:30 Home improvement 12:30 Ellen .12:00 7th Heaven 1:00 Mike Wallace 12:00 Star Trek: Deep, Space 9 1:00 The Aviators 30 Honue Imipromroent ( 12:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9 1:00 Murphy Brown 1:00 Road to Avonlea Remembors 1:00 "Supetwins: Triplets, 2:00 Biography: Malcolm X 12:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 1:00 American Experience: 2:00 "Beverly Hills, 90210" 2:00 Dr.Quins Medicine 2:00 New Detectives Quads" 3:00 Melrose Flat. 9 Heroes 3:00 Partyof Five Woman 3:b0 ER 2:00 Ancient Mysteries 4:00 SecretAdnirer(TV-PG) I:00 Understanding 2:00 Biography: Colin 4:00 SonInLaw 3:00 Touched By An Angel 4:00 Hocus Pocus (TV-PG) 3:00 Law & Order See Priame Time table 2:00 Biography: Amtelia Powell (TV-PG) 4:00 Caroline? 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It is sometimes per92 Honda Accord, 2 dr EX, 0523 Sofa sectional multi color missible to sell an item, but only if Panamanian taxes are paid. Before LM, loaded, exc cond $9900, Computer armoire w/drop $800, desk computer, roll top such a sale, it is strongly recommended that the seller contact the 272-5185 desk area, light wood, $350, $500, 288-7194 Contraband Control Section for advice at 288-5814. 92 Nissan Bluebird, STD, AC, 260-0799 evenings Tbl w/6 chairs $250, Q/sz BR Access to installations is allowed for ID card holders & pass holders wht, f/extras $4800/obo, 229Fax machine $150, copy maset, new $1000, 18,000 BTU only. All guests must be signed on by ID card holders. 3257 chine$150, printer$250, 232AC $500, 288-5083 El acceso a las instalaciones militares solamente le esta permitido 93 Chrysler town & country 7294 6' Whirlpool refrig, gd cond a las personas con tarjetas de identidad personal del Gobierno de los mini van, CD, AC, PS, PB, LM Computer 6.4 GB & extras $450/obo, 268-2854 EEUU y el personal con pases de acceso a las instalaciones. Todos los $10,000, 272-2241 $800, 270-1116 Refrig, side by side, gd cond invitados deben ser firmados a la entrada de las instalaciones por una 93 Chevy Astro van, exe cond 15" Relisys CLR mon, like new, $350, 259-9475 persona con tarjeta de identidad personal de los EEUU. $10,000, 232-7051 ex cond $130, 285-4093 Carpet, grn, wall to wall, exc 93 Chevy Lumina APV Printer Panasonic, Quiet, 24 cond $150, 272-6653 -Volvo Penta, gd cond, 23285 Pontiac Pariceanne, AC, minivan,7 pass, AC, PW, PD, pin KX-P2124, exc $80, 28514,000BTUWhirlpoolAC,new A s 7027 PS, loaded $2000, 285-4093 PS, PB, LM, luggage rack, ste4093 $300, 272-6653 7027 PS, loaded $2000, 285-4093 reo Cass, dty pd $7500, 2601"mnfrMcnoh$5 Toy poodle, bin, fem, 4 mos 16 Tri-hull, 60 HP mariner, 85 VW Golf, 5 spd, 2 dr, AC, 4411 cmon for acntos Carpet, bin, new $100, 272$125, 2834-42316 cnecosl$SO/b, Poertro411Style writerllIprinter $40,2656653 center console $5000/obo, Pioneer stereo $2000/obo, 93 325 BMW, AC, am/fm, CD, 5691 Kitten,3mos, male, free, 284272-5642 288-4182 on board computer $15,000, Computer Programs Win95 hlk entertainment center, 5987 17' tracker bass boat, deep 85 Toyota Supra, PW, PD, 288-5393 works, quicken deluxe 98, holds CD's & videos $100, German shepherd, wht, 14 V, 75 HP Mercury 0/B, exc sunroof, sporty $3500/obo, 93 BMW 318i, LM, sunroof, f/ money 97, 284-6975 288-6595 mos w/x Ig kennel $200, 288cond $6500, 285-4381 263-5022 extras, exc cond $15,000, -Glass top, gold base, 1 cof4622 17' Aquasport, 115 HP 85 Nissan Patrol, 4 dr, 272226-7450 hed Ca nerve $10, rdln fee & 2 end tbls $200, 288Pit Bull, pup w/shots & paEvinrude, center console, fish 6277 94 lsuzu Rodeo, 5 spd, dty pd TV/HI Fl headset $25, 2726595 pers, 1 mos, 230-0663 after 6 finder, trim tabs $6000/obo, 86 Mazda323 LX, 4drCoupe, $11,700, 264-8050 2753 LR tbl, 2 end & 1 coffee $50, pml 232-7132 5 spd, AT, AC, sunroof$2500/ 94 Mercedes Benz C280, 4dr Panasonic LQ 1070 printer crib & changing fbi $150, 284Cat, well kept, trained, all 18 Bay Liner, 125 HP O/B, obo, 284-6297 Sedan exc cond $25,000 $185, 269-6728 3632 shots, free, 284-6482 trailer $6000, 617-7034 87 Jaguar XJS, V-6, 5 spd, 2 272-2080 LR set, 5 pc, BR set, wood 19'Glastron,351 Ford VPenta dr Coupe, AC, CD player, ETotCrsbkshelves, teak desk, 7' x 3' O /D, 232-7027 leather interior, dity pd $8500/ 27-63 TooaCesdpypfrTT57111111lornica fbI, 3 ceiling fans w/5 obo 84-551$5500, 276-6336 lights ea & more, 236-8872 Baby-sitteranytime, wkdays, 21' Wellcraft, 200 HPMariner, obo, 284-7551 94jeep rangler,4x4,5spd, Pioneer receiver & surround e r wknight & wkends, 288-7394 kicker, many extras, exc cond, 87 Honda Civic, AT, gd car, 4 cyl, hard & bikini top, hitch sound amp w/cabinet, manub /st frzr $400, rugs, Sandra dty pd $19,000/obo, 272dty pd $2450, 264-8050 cy$8500, 213-0414 als, remotes, 288-5498 It blue w/pad $225, 272-6817 Awesome cakes, giant ci87 Nissan Laurel, loaded, dty 94 Ford Taurus, AT, AC, steBrother word processor w/ 2 sets, f/sz matt & box spring, namon rolls, banana bread, 96 21.5' Chris Craft cuddy pd $3500, 272-2621 reo, grt car $7800, 263-2390 mon $100, 288-6595 jumbo muffins, 284-3798 cabin, 200 HPJohnson, 25 HP 88 Mitsubishi Lancer Station 9 x gd con Th SAEX 300 -Q/sz bed, matt, box spring, Erica kicker, stereo, radio, fish W AC /f dl d head board $200, 226-0856 finder, 2 tops, many extras Wagon, am/m, y p $10,000, 226-8209 ceiver, dolby pro logic 3 x Computer consulting, natal$18 000/obo 272-6900 $300/aba, 232-7028 80w & 2 x 40w $150, 272Rosewood BR furniture, culation, upgrades, trouble 88Volvo24ODLWagonnew 95 Buick Century, LM, loaded, 5054 Carlos rio cab & more, 270-1018 shooting,8 224-575 23' boa 10on ThndrirwFr dty pd $8500, 226-8209 shooting, 224-5754 23' boat 10 Thunderbirz rtires, gd cond $4100, 272dy p Nintendo 64 w/4 games, 3 17'GErefrig$240,19'GEfrzr Doughnuts, jellyfilled®uradwin, f2htingMercur, 2618 95 BMW 318i, LM, alarm controllers, 2 rumble & 2 $290, 10,000 AC $275, 272radio, lighting c air,$18,0 ,2 86 6 lar, 284-3798 Erca outriggers$10,500,272-2078 88 Toyota Corolla FX, AT, AC, memory packs $250, 2886210 Maid, housekeeper, child care 24'Fibra, / Volvo, sleeps ,g cnd, y $3500/obo, 95 Chrysler Neon Sport, 5 7527 Sofa, Ivseat, chair& foot stool w/ref, 284-4791 i259-9809 spd, LM g hunter, loaded VCR, needs work $20, 276$350, rug Persian $35, 221Baby-sitter, Eng spking, $8900/abo, 272-2227 lv msg 88 Dodge Daytona, PB, PS, 6250 housekeeper, responsible, 6' HP Johnson kicker, new AC, 4 cyl, 5 spd, 2.5L, am/fm 95 Nissan Sentra, LM $5500, Sony stereo AV920, tuner Dryer, new $250, 221-4711 250-0025 condo $600, 272-6553 cass, dty pd, exc cond, 272-1175 receiver, dolby surround Q/sz sofa bed $300, sofa & Maid, Eng spring, house$3500, 284-3920 95 Chevy S-10, red, PW, AC, $200, 269-9984 Ivseat $350, 226-0856 keeper, live-out, Mon-Fri, gd 226-8209 er,gdcond 89 VWJefta, R-15, AC, 4 dr, am/fm cass, new tires, exc Bose spkrs 601 $250, 27215.1' Whirlpool frzr $185, w/kids, dependable, responsunroof, 224-4447 cond $7000, 284-3280 5642 dryer $75, 260-8252 sible, 288-6145 Military type utility trailer w/ 89 Ford Tempo, standard 95 Nissan Altima GXE, 4 cyl, Fax machine $75, 272-5642 mounted spare, new tires, shift, AC, stereo cass $1200/ PSATACPLPW,LM$9000/ Rug 12 x 15, sea gn $120, Mi/ret, 221-2649 2lime paint & bearings $550, 272aba, 227-8005 obo, 284-4287 Tektronix spectrum analyzer 260-8252 2/r56 224921-2649272-222 lV Redwood patio rocking chairs 90 Jeep Wagoneer, A/C, AT, 96 Ford Explorer, XLT, 4 dr, '$ / 272-2227 ri liveut, 3 days, MnJet ski Kawasaki 550cc, grt cond $7500, 260-7113 LM,loaded$20,000/obo, 260msg $25/ea, 272-5678 F stand up w/trailer, new motor 300 Sony8mmHandyCam,CCDTwin sz bed w/matt & box Maid, live-out, reliable, hon$995, 288-7972 90 Camaro I-ROC, Z-28, LM, F500 w/hard ide case $350/ spring conforter set clothes est, responsible w/ref, 284gd cond $6000, 272-2106 96 Ford Taurus, dty pd $ a 1 bo, 288-5924 288-6228 6676 .90 Cadillac De Ville $6800, Pioneer 6 CD changer & Glass DR tbl w/4 chairs $80, Maid, Eng spking, live-iniout, 272-2947 Michael .96Alfa Romeo, leatherseats, sherwood cass deck for 288-5743 grt w/kids, dependable, 22831 Ford Model A, antique, 90 Plymouth Acclaim LX, V-6, all extras, exc cond $10,000, home audio, dolby B & C $75, 2836 runs, many extra parts $5000/ wht, loaded, exc cond $2200, 226-3924 272-5054 Sofa & lvseat, k/az bed, en-tertainment center, desk, wall Maid, Eng spking, live-in/out, aba, 272-2227 lv msg 288-5924 97 Chrysler town & country 27" Zenith TV console, blk, to wall carpets, 232-5997 exc w/kids, dependable w/ 54 Chevy pick up, all original 90 Volvo 740 GL, red, AC, mini van, wht, CD, AC, PS, PB work gdl $100, 288-5757 ref_24-13_$00,_84692___I_______$5___2000,_72221 Micro, Ex-Ig Panasonic, gdl ret, 284-3133 $9000, 284-6942 PW, LM, exc cond $5500, 21" TV color RCA $480, 288cond $75, dishwasher porMaid, live-out, Mon-Fri, 65 Ford Mustang, 4 spd, 2 dr 284-6950 97 ,san Sentener 7194 table w/extra long hose, hardworking, gdl w/lkids, deCopa/mcs 40, 9 okwgnFx stereo, 10 CD changer, exc ab, h t 2 0 Coupe, am/fm Cass $4500, 90 Volkswagen Fox, 5 spd, cond, dty pd $8000/obo, 260Tektronix, oscilloscope w/ butcher block top $75, 288pendlable, honest, 288-7B40 284-6297 AC, C, runs grt $2000/obo' 6179 digital storage, model 486 6103 Maid, nanny, grt w/kids w/ 74 Jaguar XJ6, gd cond, dty 284-6692T t T new parts & $1000/oba, 272-2227 lv msg DR tbi w/chairs tile top $150, ret, 221-0022 pdy32-727T0eryndalExcle,2 drATtysa&rce r, pd, 232-7027 90 Hyundai Excell, 2 dr, AT repair, 272-1216 AC/DC multi-meter, fluke 27, 284-3524 Maid, biling, exc w/babies, 78 Mercury Zephyr, runs grt LM, f/extras, dy pd $3200/ exc cond $80, 272-2227 Sofa, Ivseat & chair $500, honest, dependable, 288$1200, 272-1130 Mike obo, 259-9809 -qfs Yamaha bass amp w/4 spkrs 284-3524 4622 Gloria 79 Chevy Caprice 350, V-8, 91 Mustang 5.0 GT, VLM, AT, 16" unit $650, 269-5700 lv 2 entertainment centers, DR Nanny, Engspking,live-in,gd AT, new suspension, runs AC $4000, 263-3789 Completecomputersetup,386 msg set w/4 chairs, 288-5591 w/kids, honest, available w/ grt, dty pd $700, 288-7131 91 Chevrolet Suburban, SX,40MBHD,4MBRam,CDSony STR-D665 home enterCouch & matching chair, bin ref, 288-6728 79 Chevy Malibu, 267, V-8, ton, AC, tow package ROM, sound blaster w/Cititainment A/V receiver w/5 $150, 288-5339 Maid, Eng spking, housenew tires & parts, runs exc $12,500, 272-6829 zen printer& key board $100, spkrs, like new $200, 285keeper, live-in, grt w/kids, $1800, 288-4643 91 Hyundal Scoupe, dty pd 288-6103 6142 GE washer $300, dryer $200, cookhonet, dpendble,17" rofrig $300, LR set $200, cook, 80 Oldsmobile Cutlass, AC, $2000, 236-0857 286 w/mon, printer & wore, Vided' camera w/case & ex220-2442 2 PS $1700, 272-1265 91 Mazda 626, 5 spd, 4 dr, 236-0857 tra lenses, all access, grt m Power window door lock re81 Plymoouth Reliant wagon PW, PL, AC, am/fm cass, exc 486 Packard Bell computer cond $150, 288-6103 Sm computer INl $20, sofa & pair, 222-4972 230-2384 cond, dtypd$4500,284-4771 w/mon and spkrs, 263-9074 VCR-VHS $135, 288-6103 rattam $350, 226-4090 Nevershave again! Bodysug91 Geo Storm GSI, AC, LM, 5 Toshiba laptop w/printer Nintendo w/games, 284-6692 Wooden TV stereo entertain-aring the natural method of 82 Volvo Wagon, runs gd, ewtrsg o,2 hair removal, 284-3729 needs some work $700, 288 spd new tires, gd cond, 260$1500, mon $300, 232-7294 Video camera w/case, needs mert shelf $350, 272-2656 7695 ASTPentium200,64MBRam, cleaning $100, 288-6103 af5 pc BR set, headboard, 82 CJ7 $4500 284-6942 91 Subaru Legacy Wagon, 4 GIG HD, 17" man, modem, ter 4 p.m. dressers night stands $1400, B2 & meep AT, AC, PL, PW, grt condo, HP color printer, win 95, ofDiital camera $700 232272-26S6 83Datsun280-ZX,2drCoupe 284-6226 Justin fice 97, loaded software 9 15/2'Orlando Clipper, 55 HP w/t-top, AT, AC,9, 232-7053 7294 Entertainment center $145, 284-6'297m 91 Oldsmobile CutlassaCalais, $1195, 232-7053 Evinrude, galvanized trailer, player $2500, 4 d 19" TV Sony, Sega genesis, coffee & end tbl $285, vertical ,94 dr, LM, AT, AC, PS, PB, grt IBM computer & printer $100, 232-5997 blind, 78 x 84 $70, 232-6589 radio, fish finder, rod & reels, 84 Toyota Corona, AC, PS, car, dty pd $4000/obo, 284272-2947 spear guns $4000, 276-6323 needs body work, runs great 6264 25" TV $200, 236-0857 GE refrig, side by side, Whirl16'Runabout,7 PJohnon $1200/obo, 270-1018 Scantron computerized test pool rzr, 2 AC, 272-2078 w/prnaruts Hfo ngin 8s 92ftyundai Excell,spd, AC, grading system w/card CD player, 5 pack or single, r w/spare parts for engine 84 Nissan Maxima, needs am/fm cass, dty pd $3000/ reader, computer, printer & 272-5678 Whirlpool refrig/frzr, 2 dr, gd $2500, 272-6553 batt,gdcond$1500/neg,288obo, 232-7132 software $1800, 265-6394 Magnavox stereo console, cond $550, 233-1080 16' fiberglass boat, 145 HP 7114 92 Pontiac Sunbird, SE Coupe, 2 12,000 BTU AC $150/ea, 2

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rassified Ads Toi B Classired AdsMay 14,1999 ID_7_ 18,000 BTUAC$225/ea, 272Wood bar $500, 269-6728 Dresses, sz 14, $10/15/20, Aerobic intructor equip, vari90 Isuzu Trooper, exc cond, 2311 after 6:30 pm Household goods, furniture & 232-7110 evenings 6 -8 pm ous items, 268-4732 284-3825 Mahogany DR tbI w/8 chairs more, 226-8209 Rubbermaid patio storage, Aguashot 8 d underwater cam90 Ford Bronco 11, 6 cyl, AC, & 3 extension leaves, gd cond Q/sz BR set Broyhill 5 pc shed, coffee tbl, 12' x 15' Honda Goldwing $1500 era, housing for disponsal PS, AT, PB, tan color, new $850, 272-2860 $1500, DR set, 8 pc, oak/roble oriental rug, ceiling fans & 288-7071 cameras w/strobe & macro paint, gd cond, dty pd $4200, Sofa& Ivseat, carpets 12 x 15 $2000, 272-2723 more, 232-5997 91 Kawasaki Ninja ZZR-11, kit $150, 272-5642 222-0579 & 9 x 12 grey, 9 x 12 cream, BR set, secretaries desk Animal cage, heavy wire, 2'x 1100cc, blk $7900/obo, 263Golf glubs Taurus, dbl driver, 90 Chevy Suburban, fwd, dty 6 x 9 rose, 288-4572 curi cab, entertainment cen 2' x 3' $25, 272-2671 5022 46"$50, outburst aggressive, towing pkg, 6.2 liter dsl, not Wooden bkcase, 4 shelves, ter w/TV & VCR, 272-1175 Singer sewing mach $150, 91 Nichthawk 750, runs grt 4 fareway driver $50, 3 wood dty pd $12000, 272-6839 glass dr, exc cond $75, oak DR tbl oval, 80 x 40 w/2 wht sewing mach $200, 225$1600/obo, 284-6940 metal $30, 265-8113 90 Kia busito, 12 pass $4500, tbl w/4 chairs $350, 284-6539 leaves, 15"/ea, cherry, 2 arm 1375 97 Kawasaki KX-250, exc Nikonos IIl underwater cam272-2028 Sofa & Ivseat, very gd $950, & 4 str chairs $650, 265-8113 Vertical blinds, rose color, cond $2800, 276-6323 era w/2 35mmlenses&o ring 92GMCJimmy, 4x4, aspen extra Ig chair & ottoman, grt 3 pc set $800,reclinervarious plants, 272-5162 Suzuki AG50, dty pd $900, kit,new cond $375, 272-2656exccond$8000/ cond $250, 284-6539 Laz boy $150, 272-2723 100' cyclone fence w/posts 225-2345 Skurfboard waterski surffirm, 265-3685 Micro oven sharp $100, 27223.7'GE refrig, dbl dr, 18,000 $85, 272-5162 Honda Scouter $500, 284board $100, scuba tanks 92 FrdExplorer XLT, new Micro oven $100, 272_______ea, dugout canoe $80, 2769 od xlrrXT e 5642 6482 es uotcnetires, exc cond $10,500, 272______42 ______ BTU AC, 272-6277 Dishwasher $100, blue car4 6250 2618 18,500 BTU AC $300, 23.7' Queen Anne sofa tbl $100, pet, 272-5162 Multi systemhomeGXM$275, 92 lsuzu Rodeo 4 x 4 V-6 cuin, side by side $650, gas semi circular sofa $500, twin Bath & hand towels, wash 272-2860 stove $250, 226-7175 bed $100, 225-1375 cloths, shower curtain, bath B 2 A -1 86 AC, CD player, 4 dr, new Cabinet wood, 60" high $50, K/sz bed $200, bassett couch mat, rugs all blue, 284-6975 Balboa 2265 A, 7 am -1 pm 86 Kawasaki jet ski, 550cc, tires, exc condo $9000/neg, 272-5642 $150, 284-6692 Satellite Dish 24' w/receiver Balboa 2351 A, Owen St Dresser w/mirror $150, 272Gl & decoder, 272-5678 C2boys bike $45/ea, 272-2671 93 Toyota 4Runner, 4 x 2, AT, 5642 -GE refrig $250, Whirlpool -Cardenas 7304 A AC, PS, PB, Kenwood stereo, dryer $125, GE frzr $300, AC, Sheet metal bender bench Clayton 827 B, 7 -11 am Exer 288-5757 exc cond $15,000/obo, 2884 AC $100, 272-5642 272-6839 mountable $125, atlas lawn 4182 Teak hope chest $200 teak 21.8' GE refrig, side by side, mower, exc cond $50, eng Clayton 428 A, 7 -9 am Roller blades, unisex, sz 3/4, 93 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4 x entertainment center, 3 pc 13,000 BTU AC, curtains,40, -272Clayton 1153 A, 6 -10 am new $20, 284-6975 4 $14,000, 272-2620 $500, 272-5642 2870 -6553 Clayton 16 A, 7 am -noon Surf board 7" 6 w/leash $300, 93 Grand Cherokee Limited, 4 Wall units, belgiam oak, enterLg micro $50, dishwasher Plants & garden marmot stone, Clayton 417 B, 7 -10 am 284-6423 x 4, leather, loaded $13,000, tainment center, bar, bkcase $75, 288-6103 after 4 pm 230-2384 Curundu 2164 Scubaregulatorby scubapro, 288-6826 & triple china w/end units AC, all sz, 272-6653 CZ/BHS commemorative pen MK-20UL/D-400, ultra light 94 Chevrolet Cheyenne, C $2200, 265-8113 & ink drawings, 11 x 17 $10, Diablo, Hangar 66 $500, 236-6302 1500, wht, 6 cyl, gas, AT, PS, Rattan sofa $250, dinette &b Armtgd blqueen$50, set of 10, 6 x 8, note cards GamboaHSE157,7am-noon Scuba regulator by US PB, AC, RA, exc cond, 232Rattn sfa 250 diett lb carpeting, bin, blue & rose $15, 288-7195 w/4 chairs $150, rugs $50, tbi $35 232-7053 Howard 671 B, 6 am daivers SE-2 w/conshelf oc5997 $50, 213-8825 42 cup party pearls coffee topus $280, 236-6302 94 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, 5 Refrig, washer, dryer, dish8,00AC $1U AC $300, 6000 maker $18, 270-1116 Howard 597, 6am -noon Several fishing poles w/reels, spd, 6 cyl, LM, soft & bikini washer, beds, dressers, tbl, 272-2947 ' Lawn mower $90, gas Howard, Qtrs 184, Norton St 272-6553 top, class Ill hitch $10,500, micro, chairs, bkcases, 272weedeater $100, elec Kobbe 312 B, 7 am 285-4381 2072 Bamboo LR $300, 272-6045 weedeater $25, 232-7016 Kobbe 447 C, 7 -11 am 95 Ford Explorer, 2 x 4, XLT, Marble coffee tbl w/2 end tbl, Bed, refrig, AC, fans, elec 25 gal external gas tank $25, lumbar seats, exc cond blk sofa, dishwasher, DR tbl equip, 236-0005 272-6900 Kobbe, Ctrs 366 A, 7:30 -11 79 Ford E150 panel van, V-6, $16,000/obo, 230-0143 w/6 chairs, patio furniture, 5 Magic Chef stove, 4 buner Ceramics air brush, new $70, am standard transmission $1295, 96 Ford Explorer XL, 4 x 4, 4 pc, rugs & more, 260-9902 $250, 270-1116 ceramics molds, assorted, Kobbe 302, 7 am -1 pm 232-7053 dr, 5 spd, LM, exc cond DR tbl w/6 chairs, china cab, mixer $30, 272-6045 La Boca 977 B, 6 -10 am 80 Jeep Wagoner dty pd, gd $18,000, 232-6498 cherry $3500, 272-2671 -o -Crafts man complete meLos Rios 6338 B con $2500/obo, 232-6348 96 Ford Explorer XLT, 4 dr, American oak triple dresser chance tool set w/2 too[ chests Marbel-aTorreadeiPacifico 84 Dodge, 4 x 4, pick up, PS, LM, loaded, exc cond w/2 mirrors & armoir $550, Computer tbl $100, 232-7294 $1000, 269-6728 Torre B, Apto 16-B PB, stereo, camper top, tires, $22,000, 260-3536 285-6142 Child bike seat w/helmet $15, Lg Fisher Price pirate ship ex c Apto d6l Cs _7cond $4000/obo, 28497 Isuzu Troper LS, 4 x 4, AT, Girls BR set, wht $300, wht 284-3632 $75,childpoot$10,288-6103 D St, Altos del Chase 4457 PW, PL, PM, LM, exc cond bunk beds $300, roll top desk after 4 pm St J, Villa de Las Fuentes #1, 85 Mitsubishi Montero, 4 x 4, $21,000, 264-8768 $600, presidents chair $150, Dooney and bourke zippered HSE#D12-B dty pd $3800, 315-0801 272-6829 agenda, new, 272-2262 Silver coins, Walking Liberty 272_82__gnd__n_,_22-262 Halt Dollars w/whitman folder Tumba Muerto, Altos de La 85 Mitsubishi delivery van, Sofa bed w/wood trim $300, 6" artificial x-mas tree $25! 1916 -1936, 25 coins $95, Montana 42 A, 11 am dsl, runs well $2500, 269Q/sz bed $200, sofa & Ivseat neg, 220-2442 226-7450 5700_v msg Nintendo 64 cass, gd cond, $350, 226-4090 Tropicalized piano $1200, Laser disc movies $7/ea, 226O -0SSS 87 Dodge Dakota LE, V-6, PS, 237-9194 25' refrig, LR furniture, DR 288-5376 5135 PB, AC, am/fm cass $3200, Fem roommates, close to chairs, computer desks, night Barbie play house, 272-2697 Brig & strottan gas generator, Nordic ryder, 288-5591 226-5973 USMA on Tumba Muerto, nice tbl, bed, 265-5691 Fish tanks & supplies, 2724500 HP $550, bug killer $30, Weight lifting equip, 272-6277 87 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, 8 accommodations, 230-2384 Set of kitchen cabinets, ma2947 Michael lawn mower $110, 270-1116 R cyl $3000/obo, 284-4287 Gd family for grt maid, Eng ___________________Roller blades, sz 11 i/pro-rina wood $475, dbl bed $60, rinvn pig oet eedbe BB grill $30, 272-1189 Lg little tikes, hinge gyn w/2 Round trip airline ticket to Guatection gear $50, 284-4771 89 GMC convertion van, spring, honest, dependable, B slides & new hardware $275/ temala, open date $300, 260Basketball set$100,260-0156 loaded, runs exc $4750/obo, hard worker, 264-4667 22' Whirlpool refrig, dishobo, 284-5197 4094 284-6050 Lg dog kennel, 280-3429 afwasher, Early American DR Antique sewing mach, desk 84HondaCivicforparts, $400, Bike Rack, removable, adjust89 Bronco RLT, dty pd, 236ter 5:30 pm & LR,lined curtains, 276-6814 chair & others antiques, 272225-2345 able, new $40, 272-2621 0005 Bed liner & storage trunk for Dbl bed w/frame, headboard 1216 Mountain bike, 232-5997 90 Trooper, 4 x 4, 6 cyl, 5 spd, pick up, 232-5997 & matt $350, 265-8113 Audio technician VHF, wireMale blk bike, 10 spd $100/ AT, gas engine, 260-4417 Someone to repair rattan furCarpet, pink $40, 236-0857 less, head worn, mic system, obo, 272-6900 nisher at my home, 288-4437 DR set, bilk w/glass tbl, gd new $295/neg, 268-4732 cond $175, 284-4711 Elec sewing mach $100, 284AC, frzr, mini blinds, 272-5678 4771 DR & LR sets, 272-6239 Piano $1200, 288-5339 Refrig, side byside $650,288Piano, exc cond $1300, 232opic Tim es Ad Form 5376 W l7181 Note: Advertising in the Tropic Times is offered on a space available basis to military memmaker,sideby side $900/obo, obo, quik step car booster bers, civilian DoD employees, and employees of other goverment agencies. Ads will be ac232-7028 $25, 288-6693 -cepted only for NON-COMMERCIAL services or goods offered by the advertiser or an immediWood DR set w/6 chairs & Plants $1, 288-4437 ate family member. Suspected abuse of the ad services will results in non-publication of the china cab $975, dresser, mirHanging & potted plants, 232ad(s) in question. For more information, call 285-4666/6612. ror, 5 drawerches & night tbI 7053 Deadline for submitting ads is 9 a.m. Monday. If Monday is a holiday, the deadline $325, 272-6276 -Searscompoundslidingmiter is 1 p.m. the Friday before. Patio tbl set w/grn umbrella & saw w/stand $750, dehumidi6 chairs $250, 265-8113 fier $50, 2 rugs $40/60, 284* Read instructions below, then completely fill out the ad form. Incomplete ads will GE refrig, gd cond $395, GE 3477 not be published. washer, gd cond $325, 272Baby stroller, baby carrier, 6276 baby boys winter clothes, E3 Animals Daybed, like new $400, 272284-3825 EAvailable 6276 A/50 portable cass player, LIBoats&campers Canopy bed, f/sz, entertainmisc videos tapes, 263-9074 F Cars ment center, 272-2697 L-shape wood bar $150, 272Computers P _ic__ Home Phone 18, 000 BTU AC $1 00, 12,000 2860 Pc oehn Electronics Check one category per ad form BTU AC $75, 232-7016 Sofa recliner $200, 29" winFound + Two ads per person each week. Include home and duty phone. Sumbearm gas grill w/prodows blinds $5, storage plas* 15-word limit (the staff may edit to conserve space). pane tank $150, 265-8113 tic Rubbermaid $100, 260E ouseo Ads must be re-submitted each week. Hot Point dryer $125, com-111 Lost + We will NOT take ads by phone or fax (Atlantic residents may fax ads). puter tbl $60, 232-7016 4' x 5' wrought iron gate $125, Miscellaneous Ads offering exotic animals, weapons or real estate will Not be run. 5 x 8 aluminum storage shed Motorcycles Ads offering, foods, hair care or translation will Not be run without a copy Sofa, 3 pc sectional, off-wht $200, 232-7053 ] of licenses to operate on post/base. $600, 232-6490 Medium sz shipping kennel Patio sales Mail ads to: Tropic Times, Unit 7145, APO AA 34004 or deposit them in LR, DR, bkshelves & more, $25, 232-7181 Date / the drop box at the Clayton Post Office. 284-6482 Garden tools, sprinklees, o SportingGoods Information below is not included in the ad, but is required for publication. Iron daybed w/trumdle $300, hoses, potted plants, utility [Trucks & Vans Sponsor'sName Rank/Grade 265-8113 tbi, 272-2621 C3 Wanted Organization Duty Phone

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1O Tropic Times j m un y B10 Ma Community Community briefs Summer registration card. There will also be a School's dinators should ensure that all Howard's Summer Program Out Pre-Teen Jam 7:30 p.m. -volunteer hours are registered registration for 3 -5 year-olds midnight today which will be free with the Howard Family Support begins Monday at the Child Deof charge. For more information, Center's Volunteer Program. development Center. To register, call 284-4700/5615. Also, any volunteers who are brg shot retr Tnd amier Progrva PCSing in the near future should Kennels for sale Earnings Statement. Spaces are S m e rga oeb h S opc limited. For more information, call Registration for the summer letter stating their volunteer The Corozal PX has airline approved kennels in all 284-3711/6235. program is today and Saturday at hours. For more information, call sizes to keep pets safe during flight. The approximate Building 155 on Fort Clayton. The Lizca Fearon at 284-5650. weights of the kennels are listed below as a conveHAFB Teen Center free program begins in June and will nience in figuring total weight for pets and kennels to The West Bank Teen Center include a Toddler/Preschool Camp USARSO volunteers meet airline restrictions, has relocated to the Howard for 2 -5 year-olds, a school age The Quality of Life/Installation Medium #21104 9 lbs. 27"L x 20"W x 19"H Youth Center, Building 696. For camp for 5 -12 year-olds, and variVolunteer Center is currently Large #21106 20 lbs. 36"L x 24"W x 26"H more information, call 284-4700. ous youth activities. For more inpreparing "Statement of Service" X-large #21107 24 lbs. 40"L x 27"W x 30"H formation, call 288-6810. letters for all registered volunGiant #21108 43 lbs. 48"Lx 32"Wx35"H summer program CCAF degree leers. To receive your letter, stop Int. #21000 5 lbs. 24"L x 6 1/2"W x 14 1/4"H The Howard Youth Center is by the QOL/LVC Office 2nd Cabin #21009 3 lbs. 19"L x 12 1/2"W x 10 3/4"H offering a free Summer Program The Education Office will be reFloor, Building 200 Fort Clayton. beginning May 24 -July 30. locating to Building 707 Saturday For more information, call Tina Your child must be registered in and is scheduled to close July 31. Hobson at 288-9303/9304. home page on the World Wide Web Center's Computer Resource Cenorder to participate in the proTo all those in line for senior master listing hours, resources and serter offers computerized, multimegram. For more information, call sergeant, if you are completing or Mailing packages vices. Also included are guides to dia typing tutorial software. Bethe Youth Center at 284-4700. near completing your CCAF deThe Fort Clayton Post Office using the library. There are photo ginners can learn how to type at gree, please stop by the Education has implemented an appointment albums and an e-mail address for their own pace. To sign up for an Free postal service Office as soon as possible to have system for individuals who need feedback, comments and even refappointment, call Dave Krier at Free military postal service is your records updated to reflect to mail five parcels or more. Due erence questions. The address is: 284-5650. only available to the two remaining your current CCAF standing. For to an increase in moves, we suggest http://www.army.mil/usarso/libr/ APOs in Panama: 34001 and more information, call Lisa Poland that people call the number listed claytonm/. Charitable donations 34004. All other locations require at 284-3263/4863/3264. below and arrange an appointment The Chapel, Building 500, colpostage. eterina fa ~ili between 9 -9:20 a.m. and the Foster Care lets clothing, small household apstaff will assist those individuals The Family Advocacy Program pliances, toys, and nonperishable 79th Army Band An element of the Corozal Vetbefore opening for regular cuswelcomes participants interested in food for distribution to Panama's The 79th Army Band's Armed erinary Treatment Facility will betomer service. In return, this will becoming Certified Foster Care Parneedy. Stop by anytime Monday Forces Day Concert is 7:30 p.m. gin operation on Howard Monday. decrease the lines and waiting time ents. The program provides trainFriday 7:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. For Saturday at the Fort Clayton TheThe hours of operation are Monfor other customers. All forms and ing that enables you to gain remore information, call 284-3948 ater. day -Friday, 8 a.m. -2 p.m. in documentation need to be ready warding experiences. Earn some exBuilding 202, near the Commisprior to the appointment date. For tra money while in your home and Fax service School orientation sary. For more information, call more information, call 288-5522/ "open your heart to a child" in The Corozal PX offers fax serFor parents of command spon285-5966/5967. 4802. need of temporary placement due vices at the customer service sored students remaining in Panama to an emergency situation. Applicounter. The cost is $1 per page, after August, there will be a school cans must reside on a military inplus telephone charges. orientation on Monday at 1 p.m. at The American Red Cross is ofAir Force staff sergeants and stallation. For more information, the Howard Elementary School or firing the following courses for the below can receive up to 20 free call Nelida Holnes at 288-6643. Layaways 5 p.m. at the Valent Recreation month of May. Tuesday -Thurshours of childcare when they are All layaways have ceased. By Center on Fort Clayton. Topics day Community First Aid and within 90 days of PCS departure Relocation Center Aug. 30 all layaways must be covered include enrollment applicaSafety in English and May 22 in from Howard Air Force Base. The The Relocation Assistance Cenpicked up or cancelled. For details, tion, schools available, reimbursable Spanish. May 29 CardiopulmoChild Development Center will ter offers a variety of services. For call 285-4121. costs and nonreimbursable costs. nary Resuscitation for Professional provide services. Members should those PCSing, there are computers Rescuer. You can sign up and pay bring orders to the Family Sup.with Internet access and a wellFree calls HAFB NAF sale for classes in Room 344, Building port Center to receive a certifistocked lending closet to help you All military ID holders can There will be a sale of NAF 519, Fort Clayton. For more inforcate. th lenyinr baset tomake up to two free five minute items at the Howard Officer's Club muation, call 288-5509/5647.wihalyubschoeod mkeptowofefveine Saturday from 8 aCmb noon Items Parent support needs. For more information, stop Military Affiliated Radio SysS rFamily fup-oI s by Building 200, Fort Clayton, or tem calls to anywhere in the included are tables, chairs, bar support hours The New Parent Support Procall 288-9234/9235. U.S. and Puerto Rico 3 -5 p.m. stools, linens and dishware, to The Family Support Center has gram is located at ACS Building Fridays and Sundays. For apname a few. Open to privileged ID new hours of operation. They are 155 on Fort Clayton. Monthly Vehicle registration pointments, call 272-6968. card holders only. For more infornow open Monday through Friday classes available include Breast Personnel moving to Puerto Rico mation, call 284-5363. from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 Feeding (Spanish and English), can register their vehicle at the Pet supplies p.m. They will be closed from Parenting and Infant Care. There LEA Vehicle Registration in BuildSince the Corozal Veterinary Pre-Teen Jam 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch. are also support group meetings. ing 519 2.d Floor, Room 246, 8 Treatment Facility approaches cloThe Howard Youth Center is For more information call the cenFor more information, call Nelida ing -o nd F Rom 246, sureament Tci i residholdng PreTee Jamforchite at284-010 Hone t 28-491/507. am. -noon and 1 -4 p.m. Monday sure Aug. 3 1, the VTF is reminding holding a Pre-Teen Jam for chilter at 284-5010. Holes at 288-4921/5307. -Friday. You will need the vehicle pet owners to stock up on roudren.9 -12 years old 7 -10:30 p.m. Clayt b title, proof of insurance and orders timely used medications to last today. Cost is $2.50 with activity Loiunteer register ayton rary for Puerto Rico. Those who have through their PCS move. The last card and $3.50 without activity Volunteers and volunteer coorThe Clayton Library has a already shipped their vehicle to order for pet supplies is June 1 and Puerto Rico can also obtain their when supplies run out they will not decals at this office. For more inbe replenished. Also, (he VTF is New Add*t* formation, call 288-4916/4919. requesting tthat if' ,our pet is no longer in Panama or has been Planning.a party adopted to another family, call C ong ratulations to .SAS has inflatables for rent. The them at 285-5866/5867 to help upnga ulat i tyon colorful balloons include the date their records. Marina Hullen and Philip Kelley on the birth of their baby girl,, Happy Clown Typhoon, the Alexandra Taylor. Alexandra was born April 17 at San Fernando Hospital Amazing Castle Maze and games Laundry service and weighed 7lbs. 6ozs. and was 20 inches long. galore. Rentals are run by the CYS Super Suds Laundromat offers Toby and Dania Farmer on the birth of their baby boy, Toby Jr. Toby staff. For more information, call a drop-off, same-day pickup serJr. was born April 19 at San Fernando Hospital and weighed 6 lbs. 7 ozs. 288-6451. vice Monday -Friday. The laundromat is located next to the Craig and Nancy Bernat on the birth of their baby boy, Steven. Steven was born Teen Center Fort Clayton Burger King. April 21 at San Fernando Hospital and weighed 9 lbs. 4ozs. and was 21.6 inches long. A computer lab is located on Michael and Nicole Stump on the birth of their baby girl, Beau Tyler Date. Beau was the I st Floor of Building 155 and Shipping your pet born April 23 at Patilla Hospital and weighed 8bs. 6ozs. and was 20.5 inches long, is open 6 -9 p.i. Monday -Shipping your pet? For inforRuben and Deborah Pineiro on the birth of their baby boy, Joshua. Joshua was born Thursday. mation, call 284-3069 or 288April 25 at San Fernando Hospital and weighed 8lbs. 3 ozs and was 20 inches long. 5946. Stephan and Elizabeth Eising on the birth of their baby girl, Rebecca Lynn. Rebecca Attention volunteers was born April 25 at San Fernando Hospital and weighed 6lbs. 12ozs. and was 19.25 If you are presently volunteerHAFB club relocates inchesmlong. ing or have volunteered in the past On Aug. i. the Tropic Breeze ef n. J c M s .n .at Howard AFB. sign up with the Club will close and relocate to Jeff and Jessia Milos on the birth of their baby grl, Jasmine Christine. Jasmine volunteer coordinator in the Family Building 707 (Cafe 707 and Top 3 was born April 24 at San Fernando Hospital and weighed 7bs. 6ozs and was 19.6 inches Support Center and receive credit Lounge). All club membership long. for the experience you gained. For dues will be discontinued on this Kevin and Carmen Huggins on the birth of their baby girl, Gabriela Angelica. more information, call 284-5650. date and the existing Fop 3/ Gabiela was born April 29 at San Fernando Hospital and weighed 6lbs. 14ozs. and was 19.6 Officer's Lounge will become a inches long. Typing course base lounge, open to all ID card The Howard Family Support holders ages 18 and older.

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~j4.FI~hIUIUL5Tropic Times l Community a 14,19991 Death Takes O A Holiday FREE SHUTTLE BUS The Theater Guild is hosting TO TOCUMEN the presentation of the International School Drama Starting Saturday a shuttle bus service between Fort Club with the play Death Clayton and Tocumen Airport will be provided for all Takes A Holiday 8 p.m. military, civilians, and family members who have PCS Thursday, May 21 and 22. orders. The Fort Clayton Guest House will serve as the For reservations call 266POC for making reservations. There will be three runs 9532/7862. This play is a per day as required. This service will be provided at no drama based on the poetic charge to authorized personnel. The following steps will conception of death susbe used when making reservations: pending activities for three Reservations are made at the reception desk at the days in order to discover Fort Clayton Guest House located at Building 518 why humans fear him as or by telephone to the reception desk at 288-4202/ they do. In the process, he 4206 from 7:30 a.m. hours to 5 p.m. hours only. A learns much about the e Reservations must be made at least three days in complex nature of love and advance. life. Director Gwedolyn Information required for reservations include total Turnbull, assistant director numberin party, amount ofluggage, numberofpets, Lisa Miffitt and the producer time of flight and flight number. is Gale Cellucci. The shuttle will make up to three runs per day to Tocumen Airport if required with two pickup points at Fort Clayton before departure. Travelers mu st advise the reservations clerk of their desired Consolidated Exchange Memorial Day htr lynTeee vlr Cons lid ted xch ngeMemoialDaypick-up point at Fort Clayton. The early morning shuttle run will have travelers at Tocumen Airport H oliday H ours by 5 a.m. The morning run will arrive at Tocumen at 7 a.m. and the midday shuttle run will arrive at Corozal Building 654 Holiday hours Shoppette/1301 8 a.m. -10 p.m. Tocumen at noon. Pick-up points at Fort Clayton Main Store/1002 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Howard Building 709 for the three runs will be as.follows: Video Rental/1402 11 a.m. -7 p.m. Video Rental/MCSS 11 a.m. -7 p.m. Valent Rec Center Parkinglot 3:30 a.m., 5:15 aam and La Casa de Amigos/2255 Closed Howard Building 300 9:45 a.m. Burger King/2305 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Anthony's Pizza/2262 11 a.m. -7 p.m Clayton Guesst House 4 a.m., 5:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Baskin Robins/2257 11 a.m. -4 p.m. Baskin Robins/2801 I I a.m. -p.m. The shuttle bus will leave pick-up points on times listed Anthony's Pizza/2236 11 a.m. -4 p.m. Burger King/2304 7:30 a.m. -7 p.m. above. Under no circumstances will the driver by able to Corozal Commissary Howard Building 700 t for Frank's Franks/2246 Closed Shoppette/Class Six/Gas/1312 Open 24 hours wai late comers. Curundu Building 2497 Kobbe Shoppette/1408 Closed Shoppette & Gas/1313 6 a.m.10 p.m. NOTE: All AAFES Pacific Community Concessions Fort Clayton Building 151 Corozal, Clayton and Howard will work 10 a.m. -4 p m. Burger King/2301 Closed except for the following: Fort Clayton Building 519 Corozal, Fort Clayton and Howard Hours Shoppette/1404 Closed Barber Shops 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Fort Clayton Beauty Shops 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Popeye's Chicken/2306 7 a.m. -10 p.m. BH S graduation opey Cla enBuildi7a 135 Theaters will work regular hours Memorial Day Car Care Center/1301 Closed Holiday. The Balboa High School Graduation will be Saturday on the front lawn of the high school. Due to the large number of visitors and alumni guests who will be in attendance, each family of a senior will receive eight tickets for reserved seating. These tickets guarantee a Moving with your children .seat for the graduation. Any additional guest will be crsplaced in the general seating area. Gate A, which is for by Kelly Walters + Meet with school administrators, teachers, cross ticketed guests, will open at 6:30 a.m. The general seatManager, Relocation Assistance Program ing guards and bus drivers ing gt willopen at a~ .e ges, w eawSmall Children and Familiarize the children with the routes they will ing gate will open at 7 am. The only gates, which will Elm nayS hostake. be open, will be those located along Rooselvelt Road. Elementary Schools Make sure that education and health records are All gates will be marked either A or general seating. All Coping with your children's concerns: transferred in sufficient time. Try to obtain required parking will be in the football field or surrounding at* Tell your children about the move as soon as the reading or booklets that may be helpful to older school eas. decision is made, children. All registered alumni must pick up their reserved Share your thoughts with them and answer questickets 10 a.m. -2 p.m. by May 14 in the main office of tions honestly. Moving day suggestions: the high school. Enlist their help and ideas. Let them pack their own bags of items important Give the children recognition and approval, to them. The Alum ni Brunch Take pictures of the new area and residence, Be sure favorite toys, dolls, etc are taken inthe The Balboa High School Graduation Alumni brunch both inside and outside, including the front door, car or put into a "first to unpack" box, is Saturday immediately following the graduation child's room, yard or play area, and other places of + Make certain that enough fun games, books, which begins at 7:30 a.m. This brunch will provide an particular interest in the community, parks and amusesongs and tapes are taken for the trip to the new locaortunity for returning alumni to visit with their ment areas. tion. Invent a guessing game about the new location ooPPr retrntes T uni wi t teir + Involve the children in planning the decore of for the family to play in the car. former classmates. The brunch will be at the Fort their new bedrooms or play areas. Clayton Community Club. Selected vendors will sell When you arrive: memorabilia at the champagne brunch. The cost is $10 Let your Youngster help with + Make it easy for children to meet others their per person and reservations can be made by contactmoving preparations: own ages and encourage them to invite friends home. ing Ms. Znia Morris at tmoe is@kpamehm.nety Clean out basements, garages or yard prior to the Help them plan and throw a get-acquainted Payments must be tayde by check or money orAssist in planning care of party. der payable to the Clayton Community Club. Send Assist in planning care of plants and/or pets durFor more information, stop by the your checks to ing the move. Relocation Assistance Program BuildMs. Zenia Morris Organize their belongings for the movers to pack. ing 200 on Fort Clayton and pickup a PSC4Box 1167 + Collect addresses of their friends and neighbors. copy of "I'm Moving Too," a book APO AA 34004. Assist with tag sale or the charity donations of created by the Relocation Staff to Tickets can be picked up at the Balboa High unwanted toys, clothing and books. make moving a little easier on children, School main office prior to graduation. Schools m The celebration When you have selected the school your The parents of the last graduating class of Balboa child will attend: High School, the class of '99, will be sponsoring a cel* Walk through while it is in session. ebration party on Saturday at the Plaza Paitilla Inn for Notice the kinds of clothing the students dhe seniors and their guests. wear, the kinds of shoes, the kinds of bags in In order to provide momentous and gifts, many in which they carry their books and the kind of hairthe interested community have donated various items styles. for door prizes. If you wish to donate to this last cel+ Once you arrive in town, tour the school: ebration activity, call Sherry Barnish at 284-4023.

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B12 May14 Youh Scene Pet of the week This is Nolan Bautista and his number one friend, Sammy. They both enjoy playing and spending time togethe. Sammy is now 109 lbs and will be 2-years-old on Aug. 28. Kids: If you'd like to see a picture of yourself and your pet in the Tropic Times, send it 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 include your name, as well as your pet's name. (You can also send us a litle 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 ICurundu Middle and Balboa Karla Justo II Camping night I High Schools The Daisy Troop #5 and the Brownie Troop #10 had a super fun camping night at the Haward Monday -Popeyes Youth Center recently. chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruits, peanut butter cookie, milk. *3 Tuesday -Turkey Fort Clayton Summer Program "adwch uce n W e WOOSummer Program Registration will take place today tomato, pears, chocoSaturday at Building 155, Fort Clayton, (CYS late cookie, milk.b sRegisty). Program will run from June 3 to July 30. Wednesday -Beef-aThere will be no cost for the program, however chili Wednesdae-Bef-ak dren must be registered. roni carrots peaches milk Program includes: Toddler/Pre-school camp ages 2 -Thursday -Spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic Let us print your stones, poe 5, 9 a.m. -noon. toast, green beans, pineapple, oatmeal and raisin drawings or funny photos on the Youth School age camp ages 5 -12, 9 a.m. -3 p.m. cookie, milk. Scene Page. Youth soccer, volleyball, basketball and raquetball Friday -Manager's Day. Enjoy your lunch. Send them through MPS to; Tropic clinics. L --------------Times, Unit 7845, APO AA 34004 or Insiructional classes: karate, piano and guitar. drop them in our box at the Fort Clayton Teen Program with tips and tours, outdoor activities, Post Office by 9 a m. Monday. center-based leisure activities and life skills workshops. Lunch Program Make sure you put a return address on Activities will include field trip, swimming, arts and your photos and artwork so we can recrafts, games, cookouts, hikes for school age children, turm them. If you hsve any questions, call and much more. Gri sea terling at 285-4666/6612., Acivities for children ages 2 to 12 are based on Howard and Fort Kobbe weekly themes such as: Crazy Summer Fun, Tunnel Through Time, Traveling through the Seven Seas, Elementary Schools Olympic Spirit, Final Voyage and others. For more information, call 288-6810. Monday -Salami and cheese sandwich, cucumber slices, banana, cookie, Golden Bus ning buses. You can do milk. it! Community members Tuesday -Ham and Awar s ae ecouagedto allthe cheese sandwich, lettuce school to report good beand tomato, pear, cookie, * Winners of the Curundu Elhavior. Each bus has a I milk. ementary School Golden Bus number and picture to asWednesday -Tuna salad Award Program for April 27 sist observers in reporting sandwich, tomato wedge, were: the Banama (101), the which bus had the bestorange, cookie, milk. Motorcycle (705) and the Umbehaved students. For Thursday -Ham sandbrella (707). We want you to more information, call the school at 288-6565/ wich, carrot stick, apple, cookie, milk. work harder next week so we can have more win6566. I Friday -School is out. I L.-----------Corrina Todd, 12 Alexandra Johnson, 12 Jeffrey Todd, 6 Christopher Wilson, 7 sisbe Pineiro, 5 Julietr Duairt, 4 May 5 May 5 May 8 May Ii Mav II Nay 12


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