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Vol. XII No. 25 Fort Clayton and Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama Friday, June 25, 1999
Serving the Joint Community


MOMEP holds closing ceremony

The Military Observer Mission Ecuador-Peru (MOMEP) drew
to a close June 17 with a closing ceremony held in Patuca,
Ecuador, a small border town which has served as the home
for MOMEP since 1995. (Right) Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger
Jr., U.S. Army South commanding general, speaks with the
Honorable Leslie M. Alexander, U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador, .-
at the ceremony. (Bottom) Representatives of the various /
MOMEP participants in formation during the ceremony.
photos by Capt. Andrew Cole




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Ft. Sherman transfers
The Fort Sherman
Transfer Ceremony will
be held Wednesday
starting at 10:30 a.m. at
Fort Sherman.
k- ---


Last local newscast
Page 12: SCN will hold its deactivation
ceremony Thursday starting at 9 a.m. right
outside the Southern Command Network
building on Fort Clayton. Be sure to check
out SCN's last local newscast on channels 8
and 14 starting at 6 p.m.Thursday. A histori-
cal perspective on SCN, which starts at 6:30
p.m., will follow the newscast.


Mr. Small
Page 11: Allan
Small started work-
ing on Fort Clayton
in 1930 when he was
just 12 years old. He
recently spoke about
his many experi-
ences here.


Important Notices

Unclaimed Merchandise
The Corozal Main Exchange is in pos-
session of several items of unclaimed
merchandise and abandoned property. If
you think it may be yours, please see the
staff at the Customer Service counter or
call 285-4121. The date for clearing all
this out will be July 20. All unclaimed
property will either be sold or turned over
to DRMO.
Access to Army installations
Effective midnight on July 31, all locally
issued documents allowing access to U.S.
Army installations and areas of coordina-
tion will no longer be valid. The only ex-
ceptions will be DoD and DA documents
such as military and dependent ID cards.
Those individuals and organizations with
a legitimate requirement for access after
July 31 need to apply for and procure
new access passes prior to Aug. 1. The
new installation passes are available now
and can be used for access beginning to-
day. Procedures to obtain the new passes
have not changed except for domestic
help. For more information call Sgt. 1st
Class Kewley at 288-5913.


U.S. Army South bid farewell to Theater Sup-
port Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. John
Humphries on June 18 during a farewell lun-
cheon held at Cafe 1999 on Fort Clayton. (Left)
Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., USARSO
commanding general, makes a presentation
to Humphries who (above) expressed his ap-
preciation to the entire USARSO community
and those present at the luncheon.









2Tropic Times
June 25, 1999


Ap. Io p Ie


Honorary
Award
Harvey Von
Hollen, 24th
Wing Staff
Agencies
director (right),
recently
received the
Honorary
Meritorious
Civilian Ser-
vice Award at
Howard Air
Force Base
with Col.
Gregory L.
Trebon, former
24th Wing
commander,
presiding.


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-lanl.army.mil
USARSO LAN address: pbouchard@sopa@usarso
Tropic Times on the World Wide Web at: www.tropictimes.com
E-Mail: pbouchard(.usarso-lan1.armV.mil

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 B ouchard
Assistant Editor ................................... .............................. Sgt. Tywanna Gordon
Writer/Editor ............................Spc. Kenneth K. Rockett
W riter/Editor...................................................... .... ........................G riselda Sterling
W riter/Editor........................................... .............................Carm ela Lowe Gobem


Writer/Editor ....... ............. ........ ............................ Charles Scott McElroy
Office Automation Clerk .................................................................Tina Summerton
O office Clerk ................................................. ..................................... 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
Command Information......................... ...... ................................Gaby Capriles
Journalist.................................... .......... ........ ...............Spc. Deborah L. Long
24th Wing Commander .................................................................Col. Roger Corbin
24th Wing Public Affairs Office .................................................................284-5459
Chief of Public Affairs ..................................................Capt. Joseph Della Vedova
NCOIC ....................................... ...............................Tech. Sgt. Miconna J. Boaldin
Editor ......................................... .................................Staff Sgt. John B. Dendy IV
Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South ..................Col. Barry J. Chisholm
Joint Interagency Task Force South Public Affairs Office ...................284-7502


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News


Tropic Times
June 25, 1999 3


'X-marks the spot' as Howard's runway closes


by Staff Sgt. John B. Dendy IV
24th Wing Public Affairs Office
HOWARD AFB - Airmen at Howard Air Force
Base, Panama, officially ended the history of Air
Force flying operations in the Central American re-
public by painting three X-marks on the their empty
runway June 17.
The airfield at Howard was carved out of dense
triple-canopy rainforest on Panama's central Pacific
coast in the early twentieth century. The base will
close by December 1999 as part of the U.S. pullout
from Panama.
While the land awaits transfer, three yellow X-
marks were painted as a symbol to aviators that the
runway should not be landed upon.
"That's the sign that it's not a runway any more,"
said Master Sgt. Peter Copesky, a weather expert
with the 24th Wing.
Two X-marks-at the North 18 zone and the cen-
ter Delta runway zone-were completed by two 24th
Civil Engineer Squadron members, said Jacinto
French, a structural repair expert with the 24th Civil
Engineer Squadron. A staff of nine people oversaw
planning that included building templates to guide
painters on the 10-by-60-foot X-marks flying safety
project.
"Running the perimeter along the template re-


quired the most skill, and filling inside the lines,
that's the easy part," French said.
Fill-in work on the third and final X-mark at the
South 38 zone was by senior 24th Wing members, air-
field operations airmen and Panamanian civilian em-
ployees.
Beaming with pride and led by local group com-
manders and Col. Roger Corbin, 24th Wing com-
mander, the team completed their job less than an
hour later. The combat boots and flight suits of a few
colonels were spattered in custom-formulated yellow
traffic paint after repeatedly dabbing their blue paint
rollers onto the concrete tarmac.
Normally the X-marking of closed runways is done
in 1,000-foot increments. Fewer X-marks were painted
at Howard to make it easier for Panama to reutilize the
property again, said Lt. Col. Kevin Darnell, 24th
Wing operations officer.
The Air Force radars and control tower equipment
on Howard's airfield have been removed, but a few
lighting fixtures were left in place for two reasons.
They are some of the oldest in the military inventory;
and leaving wires exposed could be a safety risk,
Darnell said.
"The painting of the X-marks means the runway is
closed and we can redeploy now," added Tech. Sgt.
K.C. Cramer, 24th Wing airfield operations.


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Cof. Roger Corbin, 24th Wing commander,
leads a team of airmen who ended the history
of Air Force flying operations in Panama June
17.


AAFES Holiday Hours

COROZAL - Army and Air Force Exchange Service facilities will change
operating hours July 5 for the July holiday. The holiday hours are as fol-
lows:


Corozal Building 654
Main Store/1002
Video Rental/1402

La Casa de Amigos/2255

Burger King/2305

Baskin Robins/2257

Anthony's Pizza/2236

Corundu Bldg. 2497

Shoppette & Gas/1313

Fort Clayton Bldg. 151


Burger King/2301


Fort Clayton Bldg. 519

Shoppette/1404
Fort Clayton

Popeye's Chicken/2306

Fort Clayton Bldg. 135

Car Care Center/1301
Shoppette/1301

Howard Bldg. 709

Video Rental/MCSS


Howard Bldg. 300


Anthony's Pizza/2262

Baskin Robins/2801

Burger King/2304
Howard Bldg. 700

Shoppette/Class Six/Gas/


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.- 6 p.m.


6 a.m. - 9 p.m.


8 a.m.- 8 p.m.


Closed


Closed


Closed
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.


11 a.m. - 7 p.m.


11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Closed

7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.


6 a.m. - 11 p.m.


NOTE: All AAFES Pacific Community Concessions on Corozal, Clayton and
Howard will work 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. except for the following:


Corozal, Clayton & Howard
Barber Shops
Beauty Shops


Hours
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Theaters will work regular hours on July 5.


July 4 Celebration


Fort Clayton's 4th of July Celebration
Activities for Fort Clayton's 4th of July Celebration will be held 3 - 8 p.m. July
4 at the Valent Recreation Center Parking area. Activities will include: children's
rides, inflatables, face painting, a magician, a clown with balloons, vendors, food,
DJ and live music to include two local bands and a DoD show to headline the
event. The DoD show band is called U4ea. They are a high energy three-girl
band. They perform everything from pop, R&B, Motown and your favorite oldies
classics. This band is sure to entertain all those who come to see the very last 4th
of July celebration held on Fort Clayton.
U4ea will perform at 6:30 p.m. And of course no 4th of July Celebration would
be complete without a spectacular fireworks show to begin at 8:30 p.m. In the
event of rain, musical entertainment will be moved inside the Valent Recreation
Center.

Howard's 'Gran Finale' Celebration
Come and celebrate Independence Day at Howard Air Fore Base all day, July
3, at Hangar 1. Come enjoy and participate in the following activities:
6:30 - 9 am 5K Fun Run


Noon - 12:30 pm




12:30 - 1 pm

1-2 pm

2-3pm. -

3-4pm

4-6 prm

6-8 pm

8pm


Noon- 7 pm


12:30 - 7:30 pm


12:30 -7 pm

12:30 - 5 pm

12:30 - 6 pm


12:30 - 8 pm


SOpening Ceremony
4 Honor Guard
.* * National Anthem
* Opening Remarks

DJ Music

( r- . ' "Woodstock"

S. "Jammers"

. DJ Music

S. "Las Divas del Rock"

"U4ea"-(Euphoria)

Fireworks

M-4 Virtual Reality


Youth entertainment
* Clowns, face-painting
* Air castles, go-carts
Model airplanes display/demon-
stration
Ultra-light aircraft display/
demonstration
Souvenir vendors

Hot dogs/hamburgers, sodas and
more









Tropic Times
June 25, 1999


.*News


Promotion, awards ceremony at 786th EOD


story and photos by
Carmela Lowe Gobern
Tropic Times Staff
COROZAL - A promotion and awards
ceremony was held at the 786th Ordnance
Company (EOD) at Building 533, Corozal
on June 18. Lt. Col. Randall E. Tindall,
245th Support Battalion commander, was
in attendance.
* Sgt. Victor Fontan, Sgt. Jason Locey
and Sgt. Adam M. Matuska were promoted
to the rank of staff sergeant.
* Staff Sgt. James England and Staff Sgt.
Dean Smith were awarded the Senior Ex-
plosive Ordnance Disposal Badge.
* Capt. Rodney Roberts was awarded the
Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge.
PCS awards were presented to Sgt.
Shaneka Jones and aforementioned soldiers.
The Basic Explosive Ordnance Dis-
posal Badge is awarded upon completion
of EOD school for a probationary period
of 18 months, after which time it becomes


permanent. At 36 months assigned to an
EOD unit, the soldier is awarded the Se-
nior EOD Badge. At 96 months or 8 years
assigned to an EOD unit, the soldier is
awarded the Master EOD Badge.
The 786th Ordnance Company (EOD)
has supported a variety of missions
throughout the theater. EOD's main role is
to render safe and/or dispose of conven-
tional, chemical/biological, and nuclear
ordnance, and also Improvised Explosive
Devices that threaten military forces, in-
stallations, materiel and public safety.
Other missions are to provide VIP pro-
tection to the president and vice president
of the United States and the secretary of
state; train local, state, and federal law en-
forcement agencies on unexploded ord-
nance (UXO) and improvised devices;
train military forces on UXO and explo-
sives identification and safety; and famil-
iarize all agencies on bomb threat and
bomb-search procedures.


Capt. Rodney Roberts, 786TH EOD commander, was awarded the Master
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge, pinned on by 1st Sgt. Mark Englert.


(Left) Staff Sgt. James England was awarded the Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge, pinned on by Capt. Rodney Roberts, 786TH EOD Cmdr.
(Right) Sgt. Victor Fontan was promoted to staff sergeant. Pinning on his new rank are Senior Airman Lissete Lifian and Master Sgt. David Guccione.


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(Above left) Sgt. Jason
Locey is seen receiving
his new rank of staff ser-
geant, pinned on by Lt.
Col. Randall E. Tindall,
245th Support Battalion
commander and Locey's
- wife, Melody. (Above
right) Sgt. Adam Matuska
was promoted to staff
sergeant. Pinning on his
new rank are Lt. Col.
IRandall E. Tindall (left)
and Command Sgt. Maj.
Bruce Quickel (right).
(Left) The 786th EOD
Company.











IVoices/News


Tropic Times 5
June 25, 1999


Important Fire Safety Tips


story by Tech. Sgt. Darrell Drost
Howard Fire Protection Flight
HOWARD AFB - Now that we are
into the 101 critical days of summer, it is
time once again to discuss some fire
safety tips and procedures that can make
you and your families safer.
The summer months are a time for
family get-togethers and outings, and
that means cooking, lots of entertaining,
and an increased risk of fire.
In recent years, nearly 600 fires have
been started by ignition of holiday
decorations in the United States (510 in
homes), causing an average of 33
deaths, 112 injuries, and $21 million in di-
rect property damage per year. Candles
cause about 6,700 home fires every year,
with 87 associated deaths and 587 inju-
ries. Nearly $59 million in property dam-
age results from candle fires every year.
Still, it's possible to enjoy summer
fun without getting burned.
When the time comes to haul out the
gas grill, lawn mower, or host a party,
give some thought to this advice.
While grilling, keep your barbecue
grills far away from anything that can
burn - for example, your home, cars or
dry vegetation. Stay with the grill when
it is lit to keep curious children and pets
well away from danger.
When barbecuing, protect yourself
by wearing an oven mitt that fits high up
over your forearm. If you get burned,
run cool water over the burn for 10 to 15
minutes. Don't use butter or a salve on
burns because these seal in heat and can
damage the tissue further.
If you receive a serious burn, with
charred skin for example, seek medical
attention promptly.


Barbecue grills must never be used
inside the home because, in addition to
the fire hazard of indoor grilling, the
grill can easily cause carbon monoxide
poisoning. A well-ventilated area should
be used.
If lightning appears - and we all
know how often that can happen in
Panama - seek shelter and wait for the
storm to pass.
For charcoal grills, only use starter
fluids - never use gasoline - de-
signed for barbecue grills. Use a limited
amount of starter fluid before lighting
the fire.
If the fire is too slow, rekindle with
dry kindling and add more charcoal if
necessary. Don't add liquid fuel to reig-
nite or build up a fire, as flash fires can
result.
Soak the coals with water before you
discard them to prevent any type of ig-
nition in unwanted areas. Leave your
grill away from the house until it is
completely cooled.
For gas grills, always store the gas
cylinder outside - away from struc-
tures - and turn off the valves when
not in use. Check frequently for any
leaks in connections by using a soap-
and-water mix that will show bubbles if
gas escapes.
When purchasing a gas grill, select
one that bears the mark of an indepen-
dent testing laboratory. Follow
manufacturer's instructions and if
needed, have it repaired by a trained
professional.
Boating is another activity that can
be disastrous when safety is not used.
Before fueling your boat, make sure to
extinguish smoking materials and shut


down all motors, fans and heating de-
vices. Be sure the fueling nozzle is
grounded to the fuel intake before fuel-
ing and don't fill it to full capacity. You
should leave room for the fuel to ex-
pand as the day gets warmer.
On board your covered boat, con-
sider installing a smoke detector and
test the battery before using the boat
each time, replacing the battery with a
fresh one at least once a year.
For information on marine fire extin-
guishers and other information on boat-
ing safety, contact the U.S. Coast Guard
Office near you.
The most frequent fire hazard is
probably electricity.
If an electric appliance smokes or


Fire damages
story by Staff Sgt. John B. Dendy IV
24th Wing Public Afftairs Office
HOWARD AFB - No one was hurt
during a June 13 home fire in Gateway
Housing that led to smoke and water
damage.
A bed and a house wall were dam-
aged by the fire.
"We had a small house fire," said
Tech. Sgt. Darrell L. Drost, deputy
fire chief, Howard Fire Protection
Flight. "There was a lot more smoke
than fire, and it probably looked
worse than what it was due to the
smoke and water damage." The rou-
tine water damage occurred when the
firefighters doused the scene, Drost
said.
"We try to keep water damage to a


has an unusual smell, unplug it immedi-
ately. This will normally cease the prob-
lem immediately.
Before you use the appliance again,
have it serviced to make sure it is work-
ing properly and safely. Replace any
electrical cord that is cracked or frayed.
Don't overload extension cords or run
them under rugs.
If you have a breaker fuse that will
not reset or trips for an unknown reason,
have it looked at by a trained electri-
cian.
For further information on summer
fire safety or other fire safety topics,
contact the Fire Protection Flight staff
at our new numbers: 284-7380 or 284-
7381.


Gateway home

minimum, but sometimes you can't
avoid it," Drost said. "We have not de-
termined an exact cause of the fire."
The occupants were home and they
were the ones who called the Fire
Flight. Drost said. One resident, as-
signed to the 24th Communications
Squadron. tried to put the fire out with
his household extinguisher.
Authorities responded with a
four-person firefighting crew. "The
family called really quick and got
out of the house," Drost said. "They
tried to extinguish it themselves, but
it was too much smoke. People can
get overcome by smoke trying to
clear out the house or save things.
That kills more people than flames
do."


1999: International Year of Older Persons


story by Carmela Lowe Gobern
Tropic Times Staff
PANAMA - If you are 60 years old or more,
this year happens to be in tribute to you! 1999 has
been declared International Year of Older Persons
by the United Nations General Assembly, with the
objective of educating our society about the needs
and concerns of older adults, as well as to ensure
their rights and security.
The theme of the obser-
vance is "Towards a Society
for All Ages," and it encour-
ages the international com-
munity to facilitate collabo-
ration between the media,
younger generations, gov-
ernments, non-governmen-
tal organizations and private
sectors, in an effort to cre- -
ate a society for all ages.
The United Nations have ".'
consistently promoted pro-
grams which encourage full The International'
participation of older per- is a fitting tribute
sons in their societies and celebrated her 1001
the recognition of their Thomas, who waste
needs and concerns: For ex- resides in Urb. La
ample, in 1982 the General
Assembly endorsed the International Plan on
Ageing,; in 1990, the U.N. General Assembly desig-
nated October 1 as the International Day of Older
Persons; and in 1991 the General Assembly
adopted the United Nations Principles for Older
Persons (resolution 46/91). These principles call for
action in the following areas:
* Independence: Older persons should have ac-
cess to food, water, shelter, clothing, health care,
work and other income-generating opportunities,
education, training, and a life in safe environments.
* Participation: Older persons should remain inte-
grated into community life and participate actively
in the formulation of policies affecting their well be-
ing.
* Care: Older persons should have access to social


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and legal services and to health care so that they
can maintain an optimum level of physical, mental
and emotional well-being. This should include full
respect for dignity, beliefs, needs and privacy.
* Self-fulfillment: Older persons should have
access to educational, cultural, spiritual and recre-
ational resources and be able to develop their full
potential.
* Dignity: Older persons
S- ,should be able to live in
dignity and security, be
free of exploitation and
physical or mental abuse,
and be treated fairly regard-
less of age, gender and ra-
cial or ethnic background.
The following are a few rec-
ommendations for cel-
Sebrating the International
Year of Older Persons:
s Interview older persons.
* Help older adults main-
*r of Older Persons tain their independence.
Ada Thomas, who + Make banners and post-
irthday on Sunday. ers to inform the commu-
n on June 20, 1899, nity of the celebration.
Drida, Panama City. + Recognize older per-
sons with a pin or flower,
or special ribbon at a worship service or program.
* Invite young people to visit or adopt an older
person.
* Offer seminars on the aging process and also on
improving relationship with the younger genera-
tions.
* Have special celebrations to commemorate the
year.
* Have a display of books about aging.
* Provide transportation for sightseeing or other
chores.
The celebration of the International Year of
Older Persons is a fitting tribute for Ada Thomas,
who on Sunday celebrated her 100th birthday.
Thomas, who resides in Urbanizaci6n La Florida of
Panama City, was born on June 20, 1899.


Kudos Corner
Thanks to staff at Paitilla Hospital
Dear Editor,
I want to take this opportunity to thank Ms.
Arias and Ms. Delgado, for all the assistance they
provided during my recent stay at Paitilla Hospital.
The assistance they provided enabled me to feel
very comfortable about my treatment, and they as-
sisted me in any questions I had.
The command's decision to have a patient liai-
son is an excellent benefit for military and civilian
members using local medical facilities in Panama.
I am glad that they were there for me when I
needed it.
I also want to thank all the medical staff that
took care of me during my stay. They were
friendly, professional and very caring . Thanks a
million!
Sheila Christy-Martin


Thanks to Mr. Packer in Accounting
Dear Editor,
My wife and I are very grateful for the personal
interest that Mr. Packer took on our last-minute
crisis. PCSing is always a stressful time.
Mr. Packer's dedication and concern demon-
strated a caring attitude that makes USARSO a
wonderful command to be affiliated with. Mr.
Packer worked personally on our situation for over
two hours making numerous phone calls to Or-
lando DFAS until the proper approving authority
was reached.
Our unique situation was caused by several fac-
tors: departing next day, Memorial Day weekend,
problems with 727 aircraft maintenance and the
relocation of DFAS to Orlando. He resolved the
situation to our complete satisfaction. We had a
chance to meet a new. friend and enjoyed lunch
with him. With thanks and best wishes.
SFC Eric and YoungMi Anderson









6Tropic Times
June 25, 1999


News


New Horizons enhances Army Reserve readiness


I IIVt pllUhUt
Active reservists work on part of the 175 kilometers of roads in Guatemala in need of repair following the damaging effects of Hurricane Mitch.
The U.S. Army Reserve role in NEW HORIZONS has expanded into seven ongoing operations that include road repair, building and reconstructing
schools, medical clinics, water wells, bridges, as well as operating independent medical support sites for the local population.


story Lt. Col. Harold J. Dabney
Congressional Liaison Office of the Chief, Army
Reserve
WASHINGTON - In October 1998, Hurricane Mitch
devastated four countries in Central America and the
Caribbean: Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and the
Dominican Republic. The natural
disaster redefined the annual
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff-di- Prior to 1
rected and U.S. Southern Com- committed
mand-sponsored exercise called March 199
NUEVOS HORIZONTES (NEW
HORIZONS), transforming it into a Reserve so
real-world, humanitarian operation. disaster
The redefined end state of this Now the
exercise was to improve joint
training readiness among U.S Re- seven ongol
serve Component (RC) engineer, 31 schools, i
medical, and combat service sup- road rep
port elements while continuing the
work of Operation STRONG SUP-
PORT.
Prior to Hurricane Mitch, the U.S. Army Reserve
(USAR) was committed to participate in Guatemala,
from February through March 1999, with one task force
and approximately 1,400 Army Reserve soldiers, on a
two-week annual training rotation. The disaster that
struck Central America changed that plan.
Now the USAR role in NEW HORIZONS has ex-
panded into seven ongoing operations that entail build-
ing and reconstructing 31 schools, eight clinics, 22
wells, six bridges, 175 kilometers of road repair, as well
as operating 28 independent medical support sites for
the local populace.
The RC support for Hurricane Mitch relief is exten-
sive. A combined total of 20,800 Army Reserve and
Army National Guard soldiers from 206 units comprise
the one team effort taking part in the expanded NEW
HORIZONS.
Some 7,850 Army Reserve soldiers, on annual train-
ing rotations, are or will be participating between Feb-
ruary and August 1999
These soldiers represent 34 states and Puerto Rico
from over 110 Army Reserve units and 11 Regional
Support Commands. Such an undertaking is indicative


of the worldwide challenges facing the Army Reserve
today.
For the expanded NEW HORIZONS Exercise, U.S.
Army Forces Command tasked U.S. Army Reserve Com-
mand (USARC) to plan, organize, and deploy three
joint task forces (JTFs) to Central America: JTF San

Hurricane Mitch, the U.S. Army Reserve (
to participate in Guatemala, from Februa
9, with one task force and approximately
ldiers, on a two-week annual training ro
r that struck Central America changed th
USAR role in NEW HORIZONS has expa
ng operations that entail building and rec
eight clinics, 22 wells, six bridges, 175 k
air, as well as operating 28 independent
support sites for the local populace.

Marcos and JTF Motagua in Guatemala, with JTF New
Hope in El Salvador.
Between March and August of 1999, USARC will de-
ploy 6,400 soldiers from 89 units to Guatemala and El
Salvador.
The lead engineer unit for El Salvador is the 926th
Engineer Group from Montgomery, Ala. The 493rd Engi-
neer Group from Dallas, Texas, has the lead in Guate-
mala. USAR soldiers in these countries will perform
combat support and combat service support missions:
engineer, medical, supply, maintenance, military police,
public affairs, water purification, and civil affairs.
The following vignette highlights both the chal-
lenges and rewards faced by the Army Reserve in Cen-
tral America: The 328th Engineer Company from
Northfield, N.J., was given the mission of building a
school at San Jose Caben, a mountainous suburb of
San Marcos, Guatemala.
"The people of San Jose Caben are holding school
for their children in their homes," said 1st Lt. Matthew
Murphy, 328th Executive Officer. "They needed this
school, and we intended to make it happen."
To make it happen, the company had to move a road


grader up a very steep and very narrow road to what
seemed to be an inaccessible site at an altitude of 8,500
feet. Local wisdom was that they would never get the
grader up the mountainside
"The road was very narrow," said Spc. Dennis
Morey, the grader operator. "In one place we had to
shift the blade on the grader to
squeeze it by a building."
'USAR) was While Spc. Morey drove up the
ary through mountain, local residents were
1,400 Army following behind, clapping and
nation. The cheering his progress. Spec.
Morey said it felt like he was lead-
at plan. ing a parade. Parade or not, Spc.
handed into Morey got the grader up the
onstructing mountain. Once all the heavy
constructing equipment arrived atop the moun-
ilometers of tain, the 328th got to work on the
t medical school. Knowing how eager the
local children were to have a new
school, the soldiers volunteered
to camp out on the mountaintop to
cut down on travel time between base camp and con-
struction site in order to finish the school more
quickly. The San Jose Caben project provided excellent
training for the 328th. Although the mission was a ver-
tical construction (from the ground up) project, the
328th is not a vertical construction unit. It normally
does horizontal construction building.
This project gave the 328th soldiers a new venue to
utilize their engineer skills. After all the effort to reach
the site and do the mission, the construction platoon
leader (who had guided Spc. Morey in his grader up
the mountain) summed up the feelings of not only the
328th soldiers on this project but perhaps all reservists
who take part in NEW HORIZONS.
"It was a challenge, but when you see the smiles on
the faces of the children, you know it was all worth it,"
said 2nd Lt. John Coppola. The training value of NEW
HORIZONS is enormous, as is the high morale and es-
prit de corps developed by the troops and units who
participate in this mission.
Of even greater importance, however, may be the
goodwill generated among the citizens of Central
America by the citizen-soldiers of the Army Reserve.










News


Tropic Times
June 25,1999 I


Inactivation Ceremony


Airmen inactivate 24th Transportation


Squadron at Howard Air Force Base


Farewell also held for 24th.Transportation Squadron commander


story by Tina Summerton
Tropic Times Staff
HOWARD AFB - During a dual ceremony held at
the 24th Transportation Squadron Compound June 18,
the 24th Wing inactivated the 24th Transportation
Squadron and bid farewell to Maj. Denise Lengyel, the
squadron's commander.
Distinguished guests included Col. Roger Corbin,
24th Wing commander, Col. Robert Jensik, vice Wing
commander, Col.Terrance O'Neil, Medical Group com-
mander and Col. Augustus Mays Jr., Logistics Group
commander.
The guest speakers for the event were Mays and
Lengyel.
In both speeches they noted the rich history and re-
cent accomplishments of the 24th Transportation
Squadron.
In 1949, the 24th Motor Vehicle Squadron at Clark
AFB in the Republic of the Philippines was activated. It
was inactivated in 1954. The squadron was called back
into service as the 24th Transportation Squadron on
Nov. 30, 1967 at Howard AFB.
Since then the 24th Transportation Squadron pro-
vided exceptional transportation support for the wing
and aircrews, vehicle and heavy equipment repair and
passenger travel and cargo movement.
Also, during their service here in Panama, they also
received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and the
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for Operation Just
Cause. They also received the Air Force Outstanding
Unit Award for their support in counter-drug operations.
After noting the historical significance of the squad-
ron, Mays went on to speak highly of Lengyel, the
squadron's commander.
"Her footprints can be found in the implementation
of AMC waivers to move people and pets on AMC air-
craft to the establishment of an Air Force personal
property counseling office to 100 percent Quality As-
surance Evaluation visits. She has insured that over
8,400 Air Force personnel have moved to other loca-
tions worldwide," Mays said.
Within the first two months of Lengyel's tour, the
squadron transitioned from a force of 144 military mem-
bers and 13 civilians to a force of 72 military members
and 85 civilians, all done with no time for training or
"getting up to speed." Lengyel contributed her success
to her airmen, NCOs and civilians.


16.-,


.',...^? ', - * B * , "

Senior Airman Jeremy Moore
Master Sgt. Sheldon Sheffield, 24th Transportation Squadron first sergeant (center), extends his
unit guidon and Col. Gus Mays, 24th Logistics Group commander (left), presides as Maj. Penise
Lengyel, 24th Transportation Squadron commander, prepares to case the squadron flag during
inactivation ceremonies June 18th at Howard AFB.


"The transition just happened and it happened beau-
tifully. Not a single distinguished visitor run was
dropped, the vehicle in commission rate increased and
support to the geographically separated units never fal-
tered," Lengyel said.
Although this was Lengyel's last official act as com-
mander of the 24th Transportation Squadron, she will
be remembered, according to
Mays, for her well run, lean, -
efficient customer support *
sensitive organization.
Lengyel went on to thank -
the squadron for their dedi- -
cation, integrity, and the
mastery of their trade. She *
reminded them that they are '
not just leaving a furled flag


behind, but the legacy of a lifetime.
Transportation will continue at Howard here for
some time to come. Actually a transporter will probably
be one of the last persons to leave Howard AFB.
"Indeed I pledge to you that a transporter will be
here to the very end providing vehicle maintenance and
movement of people and things," Mays said.


Major Denise L. Lengyel assumed com-
mand of the 24th Transportation Squad-
ron on July 18, 1997. Prior to this assign-
ment, she was a student at the Air Com-
mand and Staff College, Maxwell AFB,
Ala. Her previous assignments also in-
clude a special duty assignment at the
U.S. Air Force Academy, Col.; a logistics
crossflow assignment into aircraft main-
tenance; a staff tour at Headquarters
Military Airlift Command; a masters de-
gree tour at the Air Force Institute of
Technology; and tours in both surface
and air transportation. Following her as-
signment in Panama, Maj. Lengyel will
assume command of the 7th Transporta-
tion Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas.


Senior Airman Jeremy Moore
Col. Gus Mays, 24th Logistics Group commander (left) and Maj. Denise
Lengyel, 24th Transportation Squadron commander (right), handle the
guidon during the squadron's inactivation ceremony.










8 Tropic Times
June 25, 1999


Briefly


Upcoming ceremonies
The 24th Civil Engineer Squadron Change of Com-
mand Ceremony will be at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Civil
Engineer Compound. The 24th Mission Support
Squadron Change of Command Ceremony will be at 9
a.m. Thursday at the Tropic Breeze Club. The 24th
Medical Support Squadron Change of Command Cer-
emony will be at 3 p.m. July 14 at the Tropic Breeze
Club.

Dial direct to JTF-BRAVO
Effective immediately, telephone dialing to JTF-
BRAVO at Soto Cano AB from Panama changes. The
current telephone direct dialing from Panama 280-xxxx
ceases and DSN telephone access via CONUS com-
mences. Users must have CONUS DSN access. Dial
'8' access to reach the existing JTF-B DSN numbers in
use. The prefix is 312-449-xxxx. All existing extension
numbers remain unchanged. For more information, call
285-6912.

USARSO Finance closure
All customer service areas of the USARSO Finance
and Accounting Office will be closed July 2 for a Day
of No Scheduled activities and July 5 in observance of
Independence Day. The Finance on-call NCO can be
contacted through the EOC at 288-7105/6556 for
emergency service. For more information, call Master
Sgt. Lozada at 288-5319.

Fire Department phone numbers
The new telephone numbers for the Howard AFB
Fire Department are 284-7380/7381. The emergency
number remains the same, 119.

SFS commander relocates
The 24th SFS Commander's Office is now located
in Building 723. The orderly room will also be moving
to that location. The new number is 284-3415/3419.

Army shuttle bus changes
The Transisthmian Shuttle Bus (Atlantic to Pacific
and return) is terminated. The following bus stops are
eliminated from the Pacific local schedule; Cocoli, Ma-
rine Barracks, Rodman, Camp Rousseau and Building
228 Howard PAX Terminal. The Pacific local shuttle
bus will start at the Howard Air Force Base Main
Gate. For more information, call 285-5682/5957/5301/
6241.

Federal Employees' Open Season
For the first time since 1993, the Federal Employ-
ees' Group Life Insurance Program is having an unre-
stricted open enrollment period through June 30. No
action is necessary on your part if you want to keep
your present life insurance coverage. If you are eligible
and wish to enroll or if you want to change your cov-
erage, you must submit a completed FEGLI 99 Open
Enrollment Period Election Form-RI 76-27 to 24th
MSS/DPCL by June 30. If you have not received
your open season information pamphlet, please call
284-5545.

Howard Photo Lab closure
Effective Thursday the Photo Lab at Howard will be
closed. Anyone needing passport photos should call for
an appointment now. For more information, call 284-
3212.

Outdoor Rec NAF sale
The Outdoor Recreation Center is holding a NAF sale
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. July 10, Aug. 7 and Sept. 18 in the park-
ing lot of Building 714 at Howard. Items will be sold on
a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call
Outdoor Recreation at 284-6107.

New SACA bus schedule
Based on a survey conducted by the SACA manage-
ment, a decision to cut back service to the Howard
AFB - Panama City line was recently made on June
10. Management advises that the schedule is subject
to change without notice. Monday - Friday departures
to Howard from the SACA Terminal in Panama City
will be as follows: 4:30, 5:20, 5:40, 6, 6:20, 6:45, 7:30,
8:30, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.; 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3,
3:30, 4, 4:30, 5:30, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
departures to Howard from the SACA Terminal in
Panama City will be as follows: 6, 6:45, 7:30, 9, 10:30
a.m. and noon; 1,. 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6 and 7 p.m.

Kobbe pickup point closes
The U.S. Army Laundry and Dry Cleaning service
pickup point at Building 801 Fort Kobbe will close
Thursday. Any unclaimed items beyond this date will
be sent to Building 876 Curundu.


Due to commercial airline schedule changes, the Tocumen shuttle will only pickup passengers at
Building 708 on Howard Air Force Base. Also, Fort Clayton has added a shuttle bus leaving the Fort
Clayton Valent Rec. Center and the Guest House for those PCSing. To make reservations call 288-4202/
4206; 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. or stop by Building 518 on Fort Clayton. Reservations must be made 3 days in
advance.


Arrive Building 708 Depart Howard Arrive Tocumen Depart Tocumen

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.in. 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.
Depart Clayton Arrive Fort Clayton Depart Fort Clayton Arrive Toume
Valent Rec Center GuestHouse GuestHouse Arrive Tocumen

3:30 a.m. 3:45 a.m. 4 a.m. 5 a.m.
5:15 a.m. 5:30 a.m. 5:45 a.m. 7 a.m.
9:45 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:15 a.m. noon

Annunemnt


Official mail delivery service ends
The 24th Communications Squadron, Base Information
Transfer System, will stop all delivery service of official
mail Aug. 27. The BITS Office will relocate to Building
711 on Aug. 30. All organizations will be required to
pickup their mail from Building 711 until base closure is
complete. For more information, call the BITS Office at
284-3010.

Housing Office hours extended
The Fort Clayton Housing Office will be open 7 a.m. -
5:30 p.m. Monday - Fridays and 8 a.m. - noon Saturdays.
Scheduled pre-final and final housing inspections and assign-
ments to set-aside housing will be conducted until 2 p.m. on
Saturday. This schedule will stay in effect until further no-
tice.

Yard sale signs still available
Yard sale signs are still available for use by MFH occu-
pants even though the Self-Help Store is closed. Signs will be
available from I - 4 p.m. on Fridays from the B4 Housing
Maintenance Office. For more information call 284-3517 or
284-4467.

Military Sealift Deactivation
The Military Sealift Command will be holding a Deacti-
vation Ceremony 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Bohio Rancho
Grande at Jarman Field, Fort Clayton. Uniform is Summer
White for USN, Class B for other services and casual for ci-
vilians. For more information, call Lt. Maher at 285-6489.

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 build-
ing behind the Howard Commissary. All walk-in customers
will be handled at the existing industrial customer service area
in Building 2. In addition, the Housing Office operating
hours will be 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday - Fridays for walk-
in customers, and 1 - 4:30 p.m. by appointment only. To
make an appointment, call 284-3301.

Army promotion board
A selection board will convene on July 26 to consider lieu-
tenant colonels for promotion to colonel. Officers eligible for
consideration have the following Active Duty dates of Rank:
Above-the-Zone July 1, 1994 and earlier; Promotion Zone
July 2, 1994 - May 1, 1995; Below-the-zone May 2, 1995 -
Aug. 1, 1996. For more information, call 288-4656/4321.

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. 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.

Two postal-free codes 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 more


information, call Staff Sgt. Mark Stagray or Manuel Gonzalez
at 284-7219 or 284-7220.

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 required. Af-
ter receiving orders, everyone should report to their orderly
room with a copy-of orders in hand to be issued the needed
forms. For more information, call unit orderly rooms.

EFMP Program
AR 608-75, chapter 2, para 2-1, b, 1, the following person-
nel must be screened prior to PCS: family members PCSing
from OCONUS to OCONUS, family members PCSing from
U.S. to overseas, and family members already enrolled in
EFMP. NOTE: Family members PCSing to CONUS do not
need to be screened. For more information, call 288-6365
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 288-6695 Tuesday and
Thursday. Questions and concerns can be addressed to Sgt.
1st Class Agueda at 288-6268.

New Army installation access IDs
Effective midnight July 31, all locally issued docu-
ments allowing access to U.S. Army installation and areas
of coordination are no longer valid for access. The only
exceptions are DoD and DA documents issued locally;
such as military and dependent ID cards. Those individuals
and organizations with a legitimate requirement for access
after July 31 need to apply for and procure new access
passes prior to Aug. 1. The new installation passes are
available now and can be used for access beginning today.
Procedures to obtain the new passes have not changed with
one exception. Individual passes for domestic help will re-
quire approval for the Commandant prior to issuance. For
more information, call Sgt. 1st Class Kewley at 288-5913.

Security badges
Remember to carry your USARSO security badge with
you at PCS time. The procedures for access to restricted
areas, in effect in Building 95, Fort Clayton, will be used
in Building 390, Fort Buchanan. This applies only to per-
sonnel relocating to Puerto Rico that possess a permanent
photo USARSO security badge. If you received your per-
manent USARSO security badge from the USARSO Badge
Office and are not relocating to Puerto Rico, turn in your
badge at out-processing time. For more information, call
Ms. White at 288-3512/3513.

Panama Veterans
An e-mail discussion list has been started for all Panama
Veterans. This list is for anyone military or civilian who has
been a part of the U.S. Forces in Panama. To subscribe, sim-
ply go to http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/PanamaVets.

Humanitarian Service Medal
The Humanitarian Service Medal will be awarded for those
personnel assigned to the Ecuador El Nifio Disaster Relief Ef-
fort. 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 1st Lt. Gillespie or Mrs. Wilson-Carrasco at 288-6655/
4155.


















Military Personnel Flight relocates
The Howard Military Personnel Flight will relocate
today to the first floor of Building 707, just above the
Howard Community Center. Airmen expect to be up and
running by Monday at the new location in front of the
Family Support Center Office suites. The new MPF
numbers will be: Outbound Assignments: 284-4347/
5010; Reports, Decorations and everything else: 284-
3865; and fax is 284-6552. Walk-in hours will remain the
same: Monday, Tuesday and Friday from I - 3:30 p.m.
and Wednesday from I - 3 p.m. Appointment times are
7:15 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more information, please call 284-
3241.

Puerto Rico
Anyone shipping household goods to Puerto Rico and
who has already processed their shipment needs to go to
Room 214, 2nd Floor of the Transportation Office, and
see your shipment counselor to sign a limited power of
attorney. This limited POA will be used to clear your
household goods through Puerto Rico Customs. Failure
to sign this limited POA may result in the delay of pro-
cessing your household goods shipment, or the shipment
of another person if the shipment is in the same con-
tainer. For more information, call Mr. Myke at 288-
6465/6759.

Pass and ID news
Effective Aug. 16, the ID Card Section, Ground Floor,
Building 519, will begin to process and issue manually
typed active duty and dependent ID Cards. All electronic
issuance of ID Cards and enrollment into the DEERS for
military personnel and their dependents will be pro-
cessed by mail to Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. We en-
courage you to visit the ID Card Section and to review
your ID Cards if they are about to expire or will expire
by Dec. 31. For Air Force and Navy personnel, your ID
cards will be renewed by your service component. Con-
tact your servicing personnel center for details. For more
information, call 288-5636.

Pets in TLF
If you have pets and wish to stay in on-base Tempo-
rary Lodging Facilities prior to your departure from
Howard, housing has a plan for such circumstances. Four
TLF's-in the Farfan area have been designated for your
convenience. You still have the option to go to off base
quarters, but if you wish to stay close to base, visit the
Housing Office or call 284-6411.

Unusual PCS plans
The current wing-wide policy requires review of plans
for any unusual PCS plans for airmen, such as driving,
motorcycling or boating back to the United States from
Panama. This includes review of the itinerary, route,
equipment and contact plans to ensure that these move-
ments are properly planned and the risks properly as-
sessed. Squadron commanders will approve each trip and
the travelers' progress will be tracked through the
Howard Command Post who will do the required Mili-
tary Group notifications for people as they proceed. For
more information, contact unit supervisors.

Excess baggage
Official temporary duty or permanent-change-of-sta-
tion travelers may be authorized to travel with excess
baggage. The authorization is for items to accomplish a
mission immediately on arrival. The orders approving
official - not the TMO - grants the authorization. For
more information, call 284-3069.

Education records
All education records located at the Howard Educa-
tion Office have been sent to outbound assignments for
distribution to all active-duty members at their final
outprocessing briefings. The Howard Education Office is
now located in Building 707, Family Support Center, for
limited service. For more information, call 284-3 153/
5650/4347/3865/5860 and the FAX number is 284-6552.

DRMO in Panama
People who want to buy items directly from DRMO in
Panama should go online to www.drms.com. For more in-
formation, contact Mitchell Hodges at 285-5071 or
mhodges(panama.dnnrms.dla.mil.

Self-Help .Store items still available
The Self-Help Store is closed. However, it is still pos-
sible to get air filters for air conditioning units and light
bulbs for your home at the east end of Building 2 in the
Customer Service Office. If anyone has self-help work to
do, they need to submit an AF Form 332 at the CE
Customer Service desk.


S Briefly TropicTimes9
BrieJune 25,1999


Hospital Bief


Army dental records
The Dental Clinic at Fort Clayton will close
Wednesday. Patients need to pick up their dental
records prior to this date. Active-duty members'
records not picked up prior to this date will be sent
to the HQ Commandant's Office for pickup prior to
PCSing. Retirees and family members' records not
picked up will be retained at the Howard Dental
Clinic until Aug. 31. Any records of family mem-
bers-or retirees remaining after Aug. 31 will be sent
to the military medical records repository. Contact
the dental clinics at Fort Clayton, 288-7551, or
Howard, 284-3009.

Sick Call hours for Clayton Clinic
The 24th Medical Group Primary Care Clinic
at Building 519 on Fort Clayton continues with
the redeployment. Due to both the decreasing
number of active duty members in Panama as
well as a decreasing number of clinic personnel,
it has become necessary to eliminate the "Early
Bird" 6-9 a.m. Sick Call. The new Sick Call hours
will be 7-9 a.m. The Primary Care Clinic sched-
uled appointment hours will remain unchanged
with availability from 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m.
As previously advertised, the Primary Care
Clinic on Fort Clayton has a closure date of July
30. Please plan accordingly for your medical
needs, to include picking up your medical
records. After July 30, medical care will continue
to be available at the 24th Medical Group on
Howard AFB. If you have questions concerning
your healthcare, please contact TRICARE at
288-4152/4991 or 284-6877.

Fort Clayton Clinic drawing down
The services at the Fort Clayton Clinic are rap-
idly coming to a close. Effective July 1, these pa-
tient care clinics will stop providing care: Pediat-
rics, OB/GYN, Optometry, Mental Health, Early
Development/Intervention Services and Public
Health. However, the 24th Medical Group at
Howard AFB continues to provide a wide range of
quality healthcare services. All beneficiaries
should consult their provider before closure to
eliminate any disruption in their healthcare. All
questions should be directed to the TRICARE of-
fices at Howard, 284-6977, or Fort Clayton, 288-
4152.

Howard Physical Examinations
The Howard Physical Examinations and Stan-
dards Element will be discontinuing periodic fly-
ing medical examination services on Wednes-
day. If your birth month falls between now and
your final redeployment dates, please contact the
PESE as soon as possible to accomplish the nec-
essary flying examination. For further informa-
tion, please contact Master Sgt. Leonel Justo at
284-6343 or 284-6155.


Separating and retiring airmen
The Howard Physical Exams and Standards Element
will be discontinuing military medical examination ser-
vices on Wednesday. If you plan to separate or retire at
the end of this assignment, please get with the appropri-
ate Personnel Office to obtain the necessary examination
authorization requests. For further information, please
contact Master Sgt. Leonel Justo at 284-6343 or 284-
6155.

Howard reduces services
The Howard AFB Physical Examinations and
Standards Element will continue to provide full ser-
vices until WedneSday, then reduce to administra-
tive. services until July 31. For more information,
please call 284-6343 or 284-6155.

Clayton Physical Exams closure
The Fort Clayton Physical Examinations and Stan-
dards Element has ceased all operations. The Physical Ex-
aminations and Standards Element at Howard will con-
tinue to provide examination services until Wednesday
and other administrative support services until July 31.
For more information, please call Master Sgt. Leonel
Justo at 284-6343 or 284-6155.

No pap smears after Wednesday
Effective Wednesday, the 24th Medical Group will
no longer perform routine pap smears. Persons requiring
a routine pap smear can call the appointment desk at
284-3832 to schedule an appointment before Wednes-
day.

Optometry closure coming up
Routine optometry examinations will continue in Build-
ing 186 at Howard AFB through Thursday. Military
eyewear already ordered will continue to be dispensed un-
til July 9. Emergency care by referral as well as flight medi-
cine support for active duty troops will continue to be of-
fered through the end of August.

Orthopedic services
Orthopedic services are still available through the
CHAMPUS Partnership Provider at the Howard AFB
SClinic until July 22. For more information, call your Pri-
mary Care Manager.

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

Pickup films
The 24th Medical Group Radiology Depart-
ments at Howard and Fort Clayton requests that all
films be picked up no later than Aug. 1. After Aug.
1, the films will be sent to St. Louis, Mo., for stag-
ing. For more information, call Capt. Haycocks at
284-6351.


Important notice for



Community Bank Customers

As previously announced, all remaining Community Banks in Panama will be closing Aug. 27. The
closing is a result of the Panama Canal Treaty which mandates that all U.S. troops leave Panama by the
end of 1999.
Effective immediately, if you are a Community Bank account holder, you should move your banking
relationship to another financial institution to ensure you do not experience any interruption in direct de-
posit, allotment or other electronic drafts.
All Community Bank checking and savings accounts still open as of Aug. 27 will be closed, and a
cashier's check for the ending balance will be mailed to the address on record by Sept. 1
A limited service facility, to be located at AAFES on Corozal, will remain open until Dec. 15 to accom-
modate check cashing for authorized customers. An ATM will also be located at the AAFES location.
The limited service facility will not maintain any Community Bank personal accounts.
A final reminder: all checks drawn on your account will be returned "account closed" if they are re-
ceived for processing after Aug. 27. Therefore, it is imperative that the action be taken now to move your
account.
Your Community Bank manager will assist you in any way to facilitate a smooth transfer. If you have
any questions, please call Demetrio Martinez at 285-4005.













Sports

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


June 25, 1999


Air Force
A tennis tournament is sched-
uled for today and Saturday at the
Wing Tennis Court. For more infor-
mation call 284-3451.
The Howard Fitness Center is
sponsoring a 5K Fun Run July 3 at
6:30 a.m. T-shirts for the first 100
finishers.
The Howard Bowling Center,
which is scheduled to close July 30,
is offering a Redeployment Special
which is three free games per cus-
tomer during operating hours. For
more information, call 284-3451.
The Howard Bowling Center is
hosting a NAF Sale July 10 from 8
a.m. to noon. Open to ID Card hold-
ers only. For more information call
284-1490.
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 Clayton Bowling Center
features free open bowling. Center
hours are Mon.-Fri. from 11 a.m.-6
p.m., Sat. from noon until 8
p.m., Sundays and
holidays from 3-7
p.m. Hours are
subject to
change as needed
for parties, leagues or
special events.
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. Tuesday and Thursdays,
and 9 - 10 a.m. on Saturdays. For
more information, call 284-3399.
Step aerobics instruction is avail-
able at Reeder Fitness Center. For
more information, call 288-5201.
DCA Sportis hosting a 4th of
July Sports Tournament featuring
the following sports: softball, bas-
ketball, soccer and racquetball. For
more information call 288-4713.
For more information on Army
sports call DCA Sports at 288-5610/
3866 or the Reeder Gym at 288-4713/
7861.

Upcoming runs
The Isthmus Road Runners and
the Panama Olympic Committee are
sponsoring the following runs: an
8K run at 7 a.m. Sunday at El
Dorado near KFC, and a 10K run
at 7 a.m. at the Panama Canal Col-
lege on July 11.
The Panama Armed Forces
Running Association is sponsor-
ing 2, 3 and.5-mile runs 7 a.m.
July 17 at the Fort Clayton Pedes-
trian Gate.
For more information on upcom-
ing runs, call Allen Jones at 288-
3310.


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The Horoko Golf Course is hosting a four-person
scramble Red, White and Blue Golf Tournament
July 5, with the shotgun start at 8 a.m. The $25
fee includes green fee, cart and lunch. Golfers
can make up their own teams or sign up indi-
vidually. Prizes will be gift certificates from the
Pro Shop. Sign up for this tournament at the
Horoko Golf Shop by June 30. For more informa-
% tion on the tourney, call Frank Condino at 288-
. 4208 or 288-6413 or call the Pro Shop at 283-6346.


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Fort Clayton offers free bowling, swimming


Fort Clayton's Williford Pool
and the Bowling Center now
offer free swimming and
bowling. The swimming pool,
which is scheduled to close
Sept. 30, is open seven days
a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
except Tuesdays and Thurs-
days - the Tuesday and
Thursday hours are from 11
a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Bowling Center, which
is scheduled to close June 30,
has the following hours of
operation: weekdays from 11
a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from
noon until 8 p.m., and Sun-
days and holidays from 3 to 7
p.m. Keep in mind, the
Bowling Center hours are
subject to change as needed
for parties, leagues or special
events. For more information,
call the Bowling Center at
288-5466 or Williford Pool at
288-6660.


Art


Page 10











Feature


Tropic Times11


Courtesy
Allan Small (left) stands with his son Roberto who works in Corozal. Small started working as a tailor on Fort Clayton in 1930 when he was just 12
years old. Small now works in Building 519. He recently shared his experiences, joys and philosophy of life.


When men have done their very best archangels can do no more'


Small celebrates 69 years on Fort Clayton


story by Sgt. Tywanna Gordon
Tropic Times Assistant Editor

FORT CLAYTON - Have you ever met someone
for the first time and you realize that it was truly
fate? No, I'm not talking about love at first sight,
but a person who offers their wisdom, knowledge
and experience to you. Someone who forces you to
realize the many opportunities we all have. That's
exactly how I felt when I met Allan Small who works
in Building 519 on Fort Clayton.
For those of you who don't know Small, if"
you've ever visited Building 519 you just
can't miss him. He's the person every-
one knows. He greets everyone with a "I hi
friendly smile and a special thought for years.
the day. But what's even more special
about Small is that he began working for late. I"
the U.S. military in Panama in 1930 when met th
he was 12 years old, and he's been I go t
working ever since.
"Fort Clayton was nothing like what it should
is today," Small said as he began to play
back time. "If they had 10 cars it was
plenty. Mules were used for transportation back in
the 1930s. And they were kept right near Fort
Clayton's Front Gate. If you look to the left of the
gate, you can still see the area that was fenced off."
A native of Panama, Small began working at
Building 95 as a tailor making soldier uniforms.
"I've sewed for hundreds and hundreds of people
here. I was 12, almost 13 years old, when I started
working for the 33rd Infantry. I used to make three
pants and four shirts a day. You get to love the
work you do and it becomes a real accomplish-
ment," he said.,
At that time, Small was a very busy young man.
Not only did he work for the 33rd Infantry, but he
also attended the Canal Zone American Schools
located in Paraiso.
"I graduated from school in 1931 and I was very
fortunate to receive an education from the United


States. I have devoted my life to study. That's one
of the reasons I remained so close to the govern-
ment schools in Paraiso and Red Tank. I've always
been interested in attaining knowledge," he said.
Small noted that he comes from a very strong
family background, and his parents were very
serious about him taking advantage of his educa-
tion. "My father was a great man and I learned a lot
from him. He was born in Jamaica and later moved
to Europe," he said while he began to reminisce.
"He was in Europe under the command of
Winston Churchill as a police officer. Now this was
before Winston Churchill became a Sir. At that time
police officers were requested to serve during the

ave worked diligently on Fort Clayton for
I have been very fortunate to be able to a.
ve seen them all and taken care of them a
lousands of people here in Panama. I'm s
o the states one or two will touch me o
der and say 'Hey, that's Allan Small."'
All

construction of the canal for security and protec-
tion. Winston Churchill sent 30 of his police
officers and my father was among them. My father
came to this country and made a name for himself.
He never tried to fool anyone; he was honest to the
core.
Now my mother did not have a lot of education,
but she was the mistress of common sense. That's
where I get all my common sense from," he said
with a smile.
After working at Building 95, Small began to
work at Building 519 where he has served for a
lifetime.
"I have worked diligently on Fort Clayton for
many years. I have been very fortunate to be able
to assimilate. I've seen them all and taken care of
them all."
He tilted his head with a smile and said, "I've met


thousands of people here in Panama. I'm sure if I go
to the states one or two will touch me on the
shoulder and say 'Hey, that's Allan Small'"
Small has several vivid memories of his time here
working on Fort Clayton, but a few memories stand
out the most.
"I met President Dwight D. Eisenhower when he
visited Panama and it was a very joyous occasion,"
he said. He also met Charles A. Lindbergh, the first
aviator to make a solo, nonstop, transatlantic flight
in 1927. Small also remembered an earthquake that
shook Panama. This was about 25 years ago, he
said.
"I remember this building (Building 519) shook
-- back and forth." And his most recent kudos
many is the Allan Small Fitness Center, which was
m. . dedicated to him about two years ago. The
ssimi- fitness center is located in Building 519 on
II. I've the fifth floor.
sure if Small admits that he has received numerous
awards over the years, but he has received
,n the so much that awards just can't represent.
"I speak with the greatest of all joy of what
in Small I've accomplished here. Without the efforts
of the great Americans, it could not have
been possible. I want to thank the United States for
all it has bestowed on me. The opportunities that
have been afforded to others and me is without
comment. We all have received a good education
from the U.S. I've always been interested in attain-
ing knowledge and whatever I have received I have
given back five times more.
Awards are something, but when humanity
learns the essence of life, they can't go wrong. I've
always beseeched my seven children to do the best
they can for as long as they are able to do it. Low
and behold, they may never get an opportunity to
repeat this again."
Small went on to explain that education is very
important and people should dedicate themselves
to attaining knowledge at all costs. "Whatever you
pursue, do it well. When men have done their very
best, archangels can do no more."


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U Tropic Times
June 25, 1999


Feature


SCN daily news broadcasts, seen here in mte television studio, will cease as of Thursday as part of the drawdown and closure process. c



SCN's historic run coming to an end


story by Spc. Kenneth K. Rockett
Tropic Times Staff
In April 1941, what was then known as the Coast
Artillery Command, was authorized to provide a
low-power, tactical radio frequency to transmit
news, sports and music to U.S. military personnel in
remote locations in Panama.
Now, 58 years later, that one humble radio
transmission has become what everyone in Panama
knows as the Southern Command Network,
providing "information you can count on" with
both radio and television boadcasts to all U.S.
Armed Forces personnel and family members
stationed in Panama.
But with the imminent closure and transfer of
all U.S. military sites as agreed upon in the
Panama Canal Treaty of 1977, SCN, located in
Building 209 on Fort Clayton is pulling the plug
on their historic run.
SCN is formally deactivating in a closing
ceremony Thursday at Building 209 saying
goodbye to the viewers and the nation of which
they have been a part for so long.
And like anywhere one goes these days, the
signs of closure are undeniable at SCN. SCN
radio, as an example, used to originate from a
state-of-the-art studio inside Building 209. Now,
broadcasts originate from a mobile van outside of
SCN because much of the studio equipment has
already been shipped out.
"We've been slowly tearing things down here,"
said Staff Sgt. Patrick Wareing, NCOIC, SCN
studio operations. Surrounded by boxes and


unplugged computer systems, Wareing said that
what isn't being used has been packed, shipped out
or destroyed - such as thousands of vinyl records
and video beta tapes with television and movie
programs that were aired throughout the years
(SCN had the largest video library in AFRTS.)
Wareing, who has been with SCN since January
1994 said it's going to be a tough day when he
finally has to say goodbye to what has been a large
part of his life.
"It's going to be a very sad moment," Wareing
said. "SCN is really a part of me,
with everything I have learned
during my time here and every-
thing that has happened. It's .0
pulling me apart to see every-
thing being taken down."
Other long-time members of -. -
the SCN team, including Staff .
Sgt. Jeffrey Anderson, NCOIC I$,R
of television operations, share 1 .
some of Wareing's feelings of -
having a hard time letting a good
thing go. Anderson himself was
assigned to SCN throughout
Operation Just Cause and
returned to serve at SCN several
years later.
"It's sad. Just for the plain
and simple fact that I've had a
long history here. I've seen a lot
of people come in these doors
and walk out these doors, and SCN, Building


had a chance to work with a lot of great people,"
Anderson said. "It's been a great opportunity. I'm
always going to remember .this place."
Although SCN Channel 8 will continue to provide
programming through October, the SCN newscasts
will cease Thursday when the unit deactivates. On
that day the final newscast will be aired at 6 and 10
p.m on Channel 8, and at 6:30 p.m. a special 45
minute SCN historical piece called All Good Things
will air. SCN radio broadcasts will continue until the
last U.S. military personnel leave Panama.


courtesy


209, Fort Clayton.


COul iusy
SCN's once state-of-the-art radio broadcast studio has been moved to the
SCN mobile van currently located outside SCN Building 209, Fort Clayton.


SCN Milestones and Achievements
*Began radio broadcasting in 1941 --joined Armed Forces Radio Service and moved to
present location in 1943.
+First television station in Panama, 1956; began full color broadcasting in 1975.
*In 1979 became the pilot station for AFRTS's worldwide satellite network.
*In 1987 SCN operations expanded to include the AFRTS facility at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.
*Operation Just Cause, 1989, saw SCN providing critical news and information updates to the DoD
community and was the only media organization to cover the swearing in of Panama's new demo-
cratically elected president SCN became the first AFRTS network to receive a campaign streamer.
*In 1990 cable Channel 14 (cost: $4.9 million) signed-on making SCN the only two-channel network
in AFRTS.
*In 1991 SCN coverage of earthquake relief efforts in Costa Rica resulted in a Humanitarian Service
Award.
*For Operation Safe Haven, 1994, SCN had the only video of the Safe Haven riots which
was released to news organizations worldwide. SCN awarded Joint Meritorious Unit Award.
*In January 1997, SCN became first AFRTS three channel network by offering NewSports
satellite television programming.
*In March 1997 SCN goes to four television channels by adding the Spectrum service.
Recent Awards: Best Radio News in DoD (1994), Best Engineers in Army Broadcasting Service
(1994), Best Television Spot Production in DoD (1996), Best Radio and Television Promotions in
DoD (1996).


























Tropictivities

Fort Clayton and Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama Page B1
Serving the Joint Community


June 25, 1999


SUMMIT BOTANICAL GARDENS AoND ZOO
story and photos by Charlie McEIroy
Tropic Times Staff
GAMBOA- Summit Botanical Gardens is more than a
beautiful expanse of rolling hills, lush tropical vegetation,
and fantastic hiking trails. The Summit is the home of the
largest zoo in Panama and the region.
It's a real challenge for a visitor to try and decide which
animal was the favorite, the weirdest, the most beautiful or
exotic, but one of the main attractions is the Harpy Eagle ".
Aviary. The aviary has an observation area where visitors
can appreciate watching these magnificent birds. There's
also an interactive learning center where one can learn
what is known about this rare bird.
With a wing span of seven feet, the Harpy Eagle
(Harpia harpyja) is the largest eagle in the world. These
birds of prey can glide into a triple canopied forest and
glide back out a howler monkey, or a sloth, or other large
arboreal mammals. From the observation area, you are
never more than 50 feet from these regal creatures. And, .
from the animal rights point of view, the aviary closely re-
sembles the eagles' natural habitat where it dominates the
tropical lowland forests of Central and South America.
The Harpy Eagle is on the list of endangered species
because of forest fragmentation, destruction of nesting
sites, and shooting. The population of the eagle is un-
known, but only 27 confirmed nests have been found since -
1992. The Peregrine Fund World Center for Birds of Prey,0
located in Idaho, has been searching for ways to increase
the eagle population. In 1998, the first Harpy Eagle to be
hatched in captivity was released into the wilds of
Soberania National Park adjacent to the Summit. Parents of
this eagle are from Panama and Ecuador and are on loan to
The Peregrine Fund. Only ten eagle chicks have hatched in
captivity and five of those have since been released in the 4-- (Above) Harpy Eagles at
park. The Harpy Eagle is Panama's national bird. the Summit Gardens Aviary
Scientists want to study the Harpy Eagle in the wild to and Observation Center
determine what role it plays in conserving the ecosystem. where one can watch this . '
Captured birds are released and tracked by satellite trans- magnificent bird, the larg-
mitters, radios and ARGOS satellites. est eagle in the world.
You can enjoy a terrific, relaxing day at the Summit by KI
heading out toward Gamboa from Fort Clayton. It's about
a 20 minute drive along the road that parallels the Panama li
Canal. The Summit is just before you reach Gamboa. It's ,.
well marked, you can't miss it. Be sure to take along a cam-
era to photograph some of the other animals, like croco-4
diles, giant tapirs, jaguar, havalina, and mano gordas. .
. .-tataprsagar hvliaan an gr.s
There are many fine places to sit and relax, so take a picnic
lunch too. For more information you can call the Summit
Reception Office at 232-4854. (Clockwise from left) Spi-


Flauta and Marimba
The National Association of Concert
is hosting the presentation of David
Fedele. Flauta and Makoto Nakuna, Ma-
rimba 8 p.m. at the La Huaca Theater,
Atlapa Convention Center. Tickets are
available at Argosy, Allegro, and at the
Association. For more information, call
214-7236.


Youth Program
The Howard Youth Center is hosting
their last Summer Program for kids
right up until July 30. Lots of fun and
educational activities are scheduled for
the children ages 5 to 12. Children must
be registered in order to participate in
the program. For more information, call
the Youth Center at 284-4700.


NAF Sale
The 24th Services Squadron is host-
ing a NAF Sale 8 a.m. - noon July 10 at
the Howard Air Force Base Bowling
Center. Everything is going. Bring some
money, family, and friends, and enjoy
this sale that the squadron is putting on
for you. Sale open to ID card holders.
For more information, call 284-4190.












.Notices


Tris ndSous


Air Force
*Outdoor Recreation: 284-6107
Tours depart from Howard Theater.
Crocodile photo safari 8 - 11 p.m.
Saturday, $40. Spend the evening
watching crocodiles on this evening
adventure. Trained guides will capture
the crocodile, giving everyone the
chance to take pictures. Don't forget
insect repellent, your camera, flash
light and rain gear.
Isla Grande snorkeling trip 7 a.m.
- 4 p.m. Saturday, $22/person. Isla
Grande is known as the Diamond of
the Atlantic, located 75 miles from
Panama City and 29 miles from the city
of Colon. It has abundant vegetation
and a beautiful white sand beach with
a variety of colorful fish that can be
seen in the surrounding coral reefs.
Parara Puru Indian village tour 8
a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and July 4, $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 primi-
tive customs dating back 500 years.
Bring a sack lunch and don't forget
the camera.
El Valle horseback riding trip 7
a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, $24. Ride a horse
and explore the countryside in El
Valle, the beautiful mountain valley lo-


cated in the interior of Panama. El Valle's
lush vegetation, colorful flowers, water-
falls, ancient Indian pet-roglyphs and
cooler temperatures make it one of
Panama's popular tourist attractions.
Jungle canopy tour 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, $55. Get a unique view of the
jungle's canopy on this exciting tour.
You will traverse from cable to cable
through the jungle tops, just like the
monkeys do. This adventure features a
canopy tour of El Chorro Macho in El
Valle.
Panama Museums tour 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
July 2 $10. This tour of Panama's pro-
vides you with an opportunity to learn
more about the culture, art, history, and
the fauna and flora of this wonderful
country.
Ecological Canal tour 9:30 a.m. - 5
p.m. July 2, $60. Don't miss this unique
tour of the Las Americas Interoceanic
National Park. Includes a boat ride along
the Panama Canal and Gatun Lake and a
visit to a Chocoe Indian village.
Peacock bass fishing trip 5 a.m. - 2
p.m. July 3, $25. Join us for a super day
of fishing near Arenosa Village on
Gatun Lake. Bring your own fishing gear,
lunch and refreshments. We provide
transportation, boat with guide, bait, ice
and coolers for fish. Fish cleaning is
available.


El Valle shopping and sight-see-
ing 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. July 4, $14. Travel
by bus to the beautiful mountains of
El Valle, a sleepy village in an extinct
volcano basin. Enjoy shopping .in
the native market and purchase
handicrafts such as soapstone carv-
ings, bateas, baskets, native fruits,
vegetables and beautiful tropical
plants and flowers.


Army
*Outdoor Recreation Center: 288-
7355/6453
Reservations for outings are under
way at Building 178, Fort Clayton.
Snorkel/dive Isla Grande Saturday.
Visit El Valle Sunday and Sunday.
Nestled in the green mountain of the
province of Cocl6 is El Valle de Anton,
a resort town which has become an im-
portant jewel in Panama's ecotourism
treasure chest.
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
Friday and Saturdays and the French
restaurant 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.
Thursday. 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, call 288-7077.


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Pinas Bay
This is a paradise sliced from the side of a mountain and surrounded
by a jungle rich with wildlife and tropical flora, located a 150 miles
South of Panama City.



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RecCeter nws


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.
The Frame Shop will be closed on
July 10.
Graphics Shop relocation. The
Graphics Shop will move to Building
707 on July 16.
*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-
veloprient 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.


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
required before attending classes.
Classes will be cancelled 24 hours
prior if minimum participation is
not met.
Frame Shop will close on July
10.


Army
*Fort Clayton Arts and Crafts
Center: 288-5957/7360
Center closed Wednesday. You
have a few days to enjoy its last
services. Patrons are requested to
clear their wood and multicraft
projects.
Drawing and acrylic painting 2
- 4 p.m. Sunday and 7 - 9 p.m.
Wednesday. Watercolor and oil
painting techniques 7 - 9 p.m.
Thursday. Painting supplies are
not included in the fee. Register in
advance.


(Courtesy)
Mi Pueblito
Visit Mi Pueblito on Ancon Hill and enjoy comfortable atmosphere in the
style of the central provinces. For more information, call your Outdoor
Recreation Center.


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Notices


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(Counesy)
Nmon Ford-Livene in Concert
The Contemporary Art Museum in Ancon will host
Nmon Ford-Livene at 8 p.m. July 8. Come and enjoy
his opera music. For tickets, call 239-9709 or 231-
3613.


Spca eet


Flauta and Marimba
* Atlapa Convention Center
The National Association of Concert is host-
ing the presentation of David Fedele, Flauta
and Makoto Nakuna, Marimba 8 p.m. Tuesday at
the La Huaca Theater, Atlapa Convention Cen-
ter. Tickets are available at Argosy, Allegro or
at the Association. For more information, call
214-7236.


Youth Program
* Howard Youth Center
The Howard Youth Center is hosting their last
Summer Program for kids right up until July 30.
Lots of fun and educational activities are sched-
uled for children ages,5 to 12. Children must be
registered in order to participate in this program.
For more information, call the Youth Center at
284-4700.


NAF Sale
* Bowling Center
The 24th Services Squadron is hosting a NAF Sale
8 a.m. - noon July 10 at the Howard Air Force Base
Bowling Center. We are selling the entire house; ev-
erything is going. Bring some money, your family and
friends, and enjoy this special sale that the squadron
is putting on for you. Sale open to ID card holders
only. For more information, call 284-4190.


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Air Force
*Howard Community Center:
284-6161
Beginner, intermediate and
advanced 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 holi-
days. 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
The Auto shop is closed
Thursday.
Hours: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m Tuesdays
- Thursday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri-
days, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 11
a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday and closed
Monday 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 addi-
tional hourly charge. Air condi-
tioning repair, brakes, oil changes,
tune-ups, front-end alignment and
welding available.
Vehicle inspection services 11
a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday - Thurs-
days, 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
Monday. Cost is $10.25. Have
your vehicle inspected at the cen-


ter in Building 722. Vehicles cannot
be left for inspections. For more in-
formation, call the center at 284-3370.

Army
*Fort Clayton Boat & Scuba
Shop: 288-7355/6453
The Aquacenter, Building 178, is
now closed on Sundays.
Motorboat operator course of-
fered 8 a.m. - noon monthly. Jon boat
certification, for Boston Whaler/
ocean certification. Advance reser-
vations required. As part of the draw-
down plans, there is no fee charge
for the Motorboat Operators' course.
Gatun Lake fishing charters
available, $30/person, minimum of
three people, includes Jon boat w/
30hp, boat, guide, cooler, fishing
tackle, bait and safety equipment.
Open-water dive classes on Mon-
days. Minimum of six people re-
quired. Includes pool sessions,
theory sessions and open-water
dives. Register in advance.
The Scuba Shop has equipment
for rent, advanced instruction and
services to include repairing spear
guns, regulators and gauges.
+Auto Craft Center:
The center is located in Buildings
178-A, B, C and Building 135, Fort
Clayton closed operation Wednes-
day.
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, Thursdays and Fri-
days. Noon - 5 p.m. Saturday, 10


a.m. - 5 p.m Sundays.
Wheel alignment 3 - 9 p.m. Mon-
days, Thursdays and Fridays.
Brake repair class 1 - 9:30 p.m.
Friday.
*Valent Recreation Center: 288-
6500
New hours of operation: 9 a.m. -9
p.m. Monday - Fridays, noon - 9
p.m. Saturday, Sundays and holi-
days. Register for ongoing classes.


Spanish headstart class, eight
week course, meets twice a week.
Intermediate Spanish classes
available. Fee includes manual. For
more information, 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.


Home

care for

pets
The Association of
Friends of Ani-
mals, under the
direction of Frank
and Olga GaitAn,
is a nonprofit
organization in
Panama City. The
home is instru-
mental in the
rescue and care of
dogs, cats and
other stray and
abandoned
animals. Are you
getting ready to
PCS and unable to
take you pets with
you? This is the
solution for you.
For more informa-
tion, call 269-4010


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Potpourri


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Clayton
*Cafe 519: 288-6007
Breakfast 6 - 11 a.m. Monday - Fri-
days. Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. with hot
specials, a salad bar and sandwiches. En-
joy a special buffet Thursdays.
*Clayton Community Club: 288-4716.
The Club is now featuring a la carte
dining
5 - 9 p.m. Tuesday - Saturdays.
Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The best deal in town, best value and best
entertainment. Enjoy the hot and cold en-
trees, salads, breakfast items, pastries and
desserts. Great food and background music.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday - Fri-
days. Treat yourself to a nice break.
Discover Cafi 1999 5 - 9 p.m. Sunday -
Saturdays. Menu includes popular treats of
the former Loop such as: buffalo wings, taco
salad, burgers and a casual atmosphere,
coupled with varied appetizers and main
courses. The Cafe will provide a great din-
ing alternative.
The Corral is open 7 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays. Join in
for great country sounds.
+La Mola Caf6: 288-4202
Breakfast 6:30 - 9:30 a.m. Monday - Fri-
days, 7 - 11 a.m. Saturday - Sundays; lunch
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday - Fridays, 11
a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday - Sundays; dinner 5
- 8 p.m. daily.


Howard
*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
- Friday.
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, 1 la.m.
- 11:30 p.m. Saturday and Sundays, noon -
11 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call
the Club.
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. Call for details.
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. Open to enlisted members and their
guests.
*Top 3/Officer's Lounge: 284-4189
Open 4 - 9 p.m. Monday - Thursdays.
Super social hour 5:30 - 6:30
p.m.Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Blue Note 7 p.m. Saturday. All ranks
welcome.
Boss and buddy night social hour 5:30
p.m. Monday.
+Mulligan's on the Green at Horoko:
283-3295
Breakfast menu 6 - 10 a.m.Sundays -
Saturdays. 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
Enjoy freshly made sandwiches, fruit shakes
and crossants. Specialty bagels and pastries.
Open 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Fridays. Noon
- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sundays. Try our deli
sandwiches and pastries.


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DoD Show Presents The Golden Girls


DoD Overseas Show is hosting another super presentation 'The Golden Girls' 5- 8 p.m. today at Fort Clayton Community Club and 9B- 11 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at the Howard AFB, Tropic Breeze Club. Come bring your family and friends and enjoy their rhythm like R & B, gospel
music and acqapela style. Their show is very interactive with the audience.









Movies


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Location Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Howard AFB 6:30 pm: Baby 4:30 pm: The King 4:15 pm: The Deep 7 pm: Mod Squad 7 pm: 8MM 7 pm: The Matrix 7 pm: Mod Squad
284-3583 Geniuses and I End Of The Ocean
8:30 pm: The 6:30 pm: Entrap- 6:30 pm: Edtv
Matrix ment 8:50 pm: Life
8:40 pm: Mod
Squad

Fort Clayton 6:30 pm: Entrap- 4:30 pm: The Deep 4:30 pm: The 7 pm: The Matrix 7 pm: Life 7 pm: 8MM 7 pm: Cruel
288-7279 ment End Of The Ocean King and I Intention
8:40 pm: Mod 6:30 pm: Edtv 6:30 pm: Baby
Squad 8:50 pm: Geniuses
Shakespeare in 8:30 pm: Mod
Love Squad




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.


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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 window disco-
vers 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, investigates the underground industry to
determine its origins. R, 2 hrs, 6 min.

Baby Geniuses
Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd
Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd star as two evil
doctors working for the world's leading manufacturer in
baby products. Turner and Lloyd are secretly working on
cracking the lucrative secret of "baby talk." Probems arise
when the baby geniuses unite to overthrow the doctors and
their laboratory. PG, 1 hr, 34 min.

Cruel Intention
Ryan Phillipe, Sarah Michelle Gellar
Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar star as step-
siblings whose mission is to control the social lives of the
students at an affluent Connecticut prep school. The two
brash manipulators make a wager on whether Phillippe can
bed the headmaster's innocent daughter, played by Reese
Witherspoon, in this update of the classic "Dangerous Li-
aisons." R, 1 hr, 30 min.

Edtv
Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman
Matthew McConaughey stars as a beer-can dangling,
video store clerk who happens to be an adult. His affable
charm and good looks land him a job on an experimental
television show where he's the 24-hour star. Woody
Harrelson plays his obnoxious brother, whose perky girl-
friend, Jenna Elfman, begins to think she's picked the wrong
brother. PG-13, 2 hrs, 3 min.

Entrapment
Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Globe-trotting master thief Sean Connery is lured by


insurance investigator Catherine
W ^Zeta-Jones posing as a formidable ri-
a val. PG-13, 1 hr, 53 min.
Life
Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence
Eddie Murphy and Martin
Lawrence are two-bit criminals
S fo w . . e wrongly accused of murder by a very
white sheriff. From the gravesite of
wi y 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
S a never-ending supply of prison
* pranks. R, 1 hr, 52 min.
Mod Squad
*U .Claire Danes, Omar Epps
I .This updated version of the popu-
lar '60s t.v. series casts a younger,
hipper group to fight the underground crime scene: Claire
Danes as Julie, Giovanni Ribisi as Pete and Omar Epps as
Line. The delinquent adolescents are given a second
chance to redeem themselves from their crime-ridden ways
and side with the law. R, 1 hr, 34 min.

Shakespeare In Love
Gwyneth Paltrow, Ralph Fiennes
Fiennes stars as a young William Shakespeare with wri-
ters 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 Eliza-
beth. The movie won Best Picture. R, 1 hr, 49 min.

The Deep End Of The Ocean
Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams
Every mother's worst nightmare comes true for Michelle
Pfeiffer in the story of a woman who loses her 3-year-old
son when her back is turned. The tragedy devastes the
mother, her husband and their troubled teen-age son. "The
Deep End Of The Ocean" examines the consequences and
the experience of the family when the boy is miracuously
returned. PG-13, 1 hr, 45 min.

The King and I
Animated
Miranda Richardson lends her voice to this animated
adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway mu-
sical. A British teacher and her son travel to the exotic land
of Siam. Miranda Richardson is the voice of Anna, sent to
tutor the children of the King, played by Martin Vidnovic.
PG-13, 1 hr, 28 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 com-
puter hacker who uncovers an elaborate campaign of de-
ceit. 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 hrs, 10 min.


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10:00 Barney & Friends
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C Show
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(0 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
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( 1:25 Guiding Light
2:15 General Hospital
3:00 Sylvester & Tweety
Mysteries
3:30 Jack Hanna's Animal
Adventures
4:00 Sesame Street
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:35 ESPNews
1:00 Color Of Justice (TV-
PG)
3:00 French Lieutenant's
Woman (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 ESPNews


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8:00 Headline News
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9:00 Sesame Street
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- Show
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12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
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3:00 Sylvester & Tweety
Mysteries
3:30 Jack Hanna's Animal
Adventures
4:00 Xena: Warrior Princess
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:35 ESPNews
1:00 Color Of Justice (TV-
PG)
3:00 French Lieutenant's
Woman (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 ESPNews


6:00 CBS 48-Hours
0b 7:00 ABC News "Vanished"
8:00 Headline News
- 8:30 Morning Business
" Report
)0 9:00 Good Morning America
11:00 Women's World Cup
Soccer: (T)
U.S. vs Nigeria
:00 Headline News
1:30 ESPNews
2:00 Major League Baseball:
Phillies at Cubs
5:00 Headline News
5:30 NBC Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:00 Headline News
12:30 ESPNews
1:00 ABC Nightline
1:30 Headline News
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4:30 Motorworld
5:00 Sportscenter


( 7:00 Homicide: Life on/
Streets
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10:30 Ren & Stimpy
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Cg 12:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
1:00 Nat'l Geographic
Explorer
3:00 Homicide: Life on/
Streets
4:00 Deadly Family Secrets
(TV-PG)
See Prime Time table
12:00 Men Don't Tell (TV-
PG)
2:00 The View
3:00 Better Homes & Gardens
3:30 Home Matters
4:00 Can't Hurry Love
4:30 Ellen
5:00 Murphy Brown
5:30 Mad About You


6:00 Headline News
6:30 Classic Cartoon
7:00 Sesame Street Specials
7:30 Puzzle Place
8:00 Classic Cartoon
Marathon
9:00 Aaahh! Real Monsters
9:30 Are You Afraid of the
Dark?***
10:00 Hometime
10:30 California's Gold
11:00 Headline News
11:30 Navy/Marine Corps
News
12:00 Wimbledon Tennis:
(31d Round)
3:00 WNBA Basketball:
Mercury at Shock
5:00 PBA Bowling:
AC Delco Classic
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12:00 Pensacola: Wings of
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1:00 Man Who Shot Liberty
Valance (TV-PG)
3:00 Timecop (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 Hour of Power


6:00 Headline News
6:30 Classic Cartoon
7:00 Sesame Street Specials
7:30 Puzzle Place
8:00 Disney's Pepper Ann
8:30 Disney's Recess
9:00 Aaahh! Real Monsters
9:30 Are You Afraid of the
Dark?***
10:00 Hometime
10:30 California's Gold
11:00 Headline News
11:30 Navy/Marine Corps
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12:00 Soul Train
1:00 Petersen's American
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1:30 American Athlete
Oscar de la Hoya/Troy
Aikman/Michael Jordan
2:00 WWF Superstars
3:00 Major League Baseball:
Dodgers at Giants
See Prime Time table
12:00 Pensacola: Wings of
Gold
1:00 Man Who Shot Liberty
Valance (TV-PG)
3:00 Timecop (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 Hour of Power







6:00 Dateline NBC Fri
7:00 ABC 20/20 Fri
8:00 CNN Saturday Morning
9:00 Showbiz
9:30 Style with Elsa Klensch
10:00 CNN Saturday
10:30 Page One w/Nick
Charles
11:00 X-Games Trials:
Best of Boards
12:00 Wimbledon Tennis:
(3'1_mRundU
3:00 WNBA Basketball:
Mercury at Shock
5:00 PBA Bowling:
AC Delco Classic
See Prime Time table
12:00 Headline News
12:30 ESPNews
1:00 Washington Week In
Review
1:30 Wall Street Journal
Report
2:00 Major League Baseball:
(T)
Cardinals at Diamond-
backs
5:00 Sportscenter






6:00 Beverly Hills, 90210
7:00 Party of Five
8:00 Men Don't Tell (TV-
PG)
10:00 The View
11:00 Better Homes & Gardens
11:30 Home Matters
12:00 Can't Hurry Love
12:30 Ellen
1:00 National Geographic
Explorer
1:30 Mad About You
2:00 Beverly Hills, 90210
3:00 Party of Five
4:00 Men Don't Tell (TV-
PG)
See Prime Time table
12:00 Almost An Angel (TV-
PG)
2:00 Worship for Kids
2:30 On Main Street
3:00 700 Club
3:30 Real Videos
4:00 7th Heaven
5:00 Road To Avonlea


6:00 The Coral Ridge Hour
6:30 Outreach of Love***
7:00 The Field Afar***
7:30 Day of Discovery
8:00 Sunday Today
9:00 Air Force TV News
9:30 Adventures From The
Book Of Virtues
10:00 Promised Land
11:00 Headline News
11:30 Army Newswatch
12:00 Headline News
12:30 NFL-Europe: (Live)
World Bowl 1999
3:30 WNBA Basketball:
Mercury at Shock
5:30 ESPNews
See Prime Time table
12:30 America's Black Fotum
1:00 Friday Night
2:00 Videolink
3:00 Frogs (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 The Coral Ridge Hour
6:30 Outreach of Love***
7:00 The Field Afar***
7:30 Day of Discovery
8:00 Sunday Today
9:00 Air Force TV News
9:30 Adventures From The
Book Of Virtues
10:00 Promised Land
11:00 Headline News
11:30 Army Newswatch
12:00 Headline News
12:30 NFL-Europe: (Live)
World Bowl 1999
3:30 WNBA Basketball:
Mercury at Shock
5:30 ESPNews
See Prime Time table
12:30 America's Black Forum
1:00 Friday Night
2:00 Videolink
3:00 Frogs (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 Motor Week
6:30 This Week In Motor
Sports
7:00 Sunday Morning
8:00 CBS Sunday Morning
9:30 CBS Face the Nation
10:00 CNN International
10:30 Style w/Elsa Klench
11:00 NASCAR Craftsman
Trucks Racing:
Bully Hill Vineyards
150
1:00 Wimbledon Tennis:
4:30 ESPNews
5:00 Headline News
5:30 Army Newswatch
See Prime Time table
12:00 George Michael Sports
Machine
12:30 Headline News
1:00 ABC This Week
2:00 Major League Baseball:
(T)
Dodgers at Giants
5:00 Sportscenter


6:00 Dr.Quinn Medicine
Woman
7:00 Touched By An Angel
8:00 Almost An Angel (TV-
P.G)
10:00 Worship for Kids
10:30 On Main Street
11:00 700 Club
11:30 Real Videos
12:00 7th Heaven
1:00 Road To Avonlea
2:00 Dr.Quinn Medicine
Woman
3:00 Touched By An Angel
4:00 Almost An Angel (TV-
PG)
See Prime Time table
12:00-Manhattan (TV-PG)
2:00 Rocko's Modern Life
2:30 Ren & Stimpy
3:00 Simpsons
3:30 Home Improvement
4:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
5:00 Popular Sci: 30's, 40's
& 50's


6:00 Today Show
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Showbiz Today
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Big Bag
10:30 Kiana's Flex Appeal
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
2:15 General Hospital
3:00 Sesame Street
4:00 Journey Of Allen
Strange **
4:30 In The Mix***
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:35 ESPNews
1:05 Vice Versa (TV-PG)
3:00 The Conversation (TV-
PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 Today Show
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Showbiz Today
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Big Bag
10:30 Kiana's Flex Appeal
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
2:15 General Hospital
3:00 All Dogs Go To Heaven
3:30 Superman
4:00 Journey Of Allen
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5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
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12:35 ESPNews
1:05 Vice Versa (TV-PG)
3:00 The Conversation (TV-
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5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 Dateline NBC
7:00 Navy/Marine Corps
News
7:30 Air Force Television
News
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Morning Business
Report
9:00 ABC Good Morning
America
11:00 NASCAR Winston Cup
Racing: (T)
SaveMart Kragen 350 K
2:00 ABC 20/20
3:00 Headline News
3:30 Military Briefings (T)
4:00 MSNBC
5:00 Headline News
5:30 NBC Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:00 Headline News
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1:00 ABC Nightline
1:30 Headline News
2:00 Wimbledon Tennis: (T)
Round Of 16
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6:00 New Detective
7:00 ER
8:00 Manhattan (TV-PG)
10:00 Rocko's Modern Life
10:30 Ren & Stimpy
11:00 Simpsons
11:30 Home Improvement
12:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
1:00 Popular Sci: 30's, 40's
& 50's
2:00 New Detective
3:00 ER
4:00 Manhattan (TV-PG)
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12:00 Benny & Joon (TV-PG)
2:00 Rocko's Modern Life
2:30 Ren & Stimpy
3:00 Simpsons
3:30 Home Improvement
4:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
5:00 Intimate Portrait Series:
Marilyn Monroe


6:00 Today Show
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Showbiz Today
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Blues Clues
10:30 Co-Ed Training
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
2:15 General Hospital
3:00 Blues Clues
3:30 Newton's Apple
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America
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
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5:30 News at Sunrise


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8:30 Showbiz Today
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Blues Clues
10:30 Co-Ed Training
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
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3:30 Newton's Apple
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America
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See Prime Time table
12:35 ESPNews
1:05 Gaby-A True Story (TV-
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3:00 Blind Spot (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 Dateline NBC Monday
7:00 ABC 20/20 Monday
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Morning Business
Report
9:00 ABC Good Morning
America
11:00 X-Games: (T)
Day 2 Primetime
1:00 X-Games: (T)
Day 2 Latenight
2:00 MSNBC
3:00 Headline News
3:30 Military Briefings (T)
4:00 MSNBC
5:00 Headline News
5:30 NBC Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:00 Headline News
12:30 ESPNews
1:00 ABC Nightline
1:30 Headline News
2:00 Wimbledon Tennis (T)
Ladies Quarterfinals
4:00 Track & Field (T)
USA Outdoor Track &
Field Championships
5:00 Sportscenter






6:00 Biography: General
Douglas MacArthur
7:00 Law & Order
8:00 Benny & Joon (TV-PG)
10:00 Rocko's Modern Life
10:30 Ren & Stimpy
11:00 Simpsons
11:30 Home Improvement
12:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
1:00 Intimate Portrait Series
Marilyn Monroe
2:00 Biography: General
Douglas MacArthur
3:00 Law & Order
4:00 Benny & Joon (TV-PG)
See Prime Time table
12:00 Making Mr. Right (TV-
PG)
2:00 Rocko's Modern Life
2:30 Ren & Stimpy
3:00 Simpsons
3:30 Home Improvement
4:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
5:00 CNN: The Cold War


6:00 Today Show
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Showbiz Today
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Barney & Friends
10:30 Bodyshaping
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
2:15 General Hospital
3:00 Sesame Street
4:00 Hang Time
4:30 Legends of the Hidden
Temple
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:35 ESPNews
1:05 The Caine Mutiny (TV-
PG)
3:00 Haunting Of Helen
Walker (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 Today Show
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Showbiz Today
9:00- Sesame Street
10:00 Barney & Friends
10:30 Bodyshaping
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
2:15 General Hospital
3:00 Goof Troop
3:30 Gargoyles
4:00 Hang Time
4:30 Legends of the Hidden
Temple
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:35 ESPNews
1:05 The Caine Mutiny (TV-
PG)
3:00 Haunting Of Helen
Walker (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 Dateline NBC Tuesday
7:00 CBS 60 Minutes II
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Morning Business
Report
9:00 ABC Good Morning
America
11:00 X-Games: (T)
Day 3 Primetime
00 Wimbledon Tennis (T)
Men's Quarterfinals
4:00 Military Briefings (T)
4:00 MSNBC
5:00 Headline News
5:30 NBC Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:30 ESPNews
1:00 ABC Nightline
1:30 Headline News
2:00 Major League Baseball:
(T)
Mariner's at A's
4:30 ESPNews
5:00 Sportscenter


6:00 Vietnam: The 10,000-
Day War
7:00 Melrose Place
8:00 Making Mr. Right (TV-
PG)
10:00 Rocko's Modern Life
10:30 Ren & Stimpy
11:00 Simpsons
11:30 Home Improvement
12:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
1:00 CNN: The Cold War
2:00 Vietnam: The 10,000-
Day War
3:00 Melrose Place
4:00 Making Mr. Right (TV-
PG)
See Prime Time table
12:00 Cover Girl (TV-PG)
2:00 Rocko's Modern Life
2:30 Ren & Stimpy
3:00 Simpsons
3:30 Home Improvement
4:00 Star Trek: Deep Space 9
5:00 Ken Burns: Lewis &
Clark-


6:00 Today Show
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Showbiz Today
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Blues Clues
10:30 Co-Ed Training
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
2:15 General Hospital
3:00 Animaniacs
3:30 Waynehead
4:00 Hercules: Legendary
Journeys
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:35 ESPNews
1:05 Private Life Of
Sherlock Holmes (TV-
PG)
3:00 Murders in the Rue
Morgue (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 Today Show
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Showbiz Today
9:00 Sesame Street
10:00 Blues Clues
10:30 Co-Ed Training
11:00 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
12:00 Headline News
12:30 Wheel Of Fortune
1:00 Port Charles
1:25 Guiding Light
2:15 General Hospital
3:00 Animaniacs
3:30 Waynehead
4:00 Hercules: Legendary
Journeys
5:00 Jeopardy!
5:30 Nightly News
See Prime Time table
12:35 ESPNews
1:05 Private Life Of
Sherlock Holmes (TV-
PG)
3:00 Murders in the Rue
Morgue (TV-PG)
5:00 Headline News
5:30 News at Sunrise


6:00 Dateline NBC Wed
7:00 ABC 20/20 Wed
8:00 Headline News
8:30 Morning Business
Report
9:00 Good Morning
America
11:00 CBS 60 Minutes II
12:00 Wimbledon Tennis
(Live)
Ladies Semifinals
4:00 Military Briefings (T)
4:30 MSNBC
5:00 Headline News
5:30 NBC Nightly News
See Prime Time table
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1:00 ABC Nightline
1:30 Headline News
2:00 X-Games: (T)
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5:00 Sportscenter


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10:00 Rocko's Modern Life
10:30 Ren & Stimpy
11:00 Simpsons
11:30 Home Improvement
12:00 Star Trek: Deep Space
9
1:00 Ken Burns: Lewis &
Clark**
3:00 X-Files
4:00 Cover Girl (TV-PG)
See Prime Time table
12:00 D2: The Mighty
Ducks (TV-PG)
2:00 Rocko's Modern Life
2:30 Ren & Stimpy
3:00 Simpsons
3:30 Home Improvement
4:00 Star Trek: Deep Space
9
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Explorer


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WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN. A family drama about a marriage which al- Major League Baseball:
most is destroyed when buried conflicts and Alcoholism combine to pit husband 7p.m. Tonight Royal, at Blue Jays Cable 15
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2 Rotweiller/Dober-
man mix, 1 male, 1
fem $150/ea, 288-
4439
Chihuahua pup, 10
wks $300, 263-4869
Chihuahua pup, fem,
9wks$150,232-7115
Peekapoos, 10 wks,
blk & wht, shots, de-
wormed, trained, 315-
0592



Baby-sitter, anytime,
wkdays, knight &
wkends, 288-7627
Baby-sitter, honest,
dependable, 233-
1652
Baby-sitting, wkdays,
wkends, cleaning,
ironing, honest, ref,
295-3075
Cakes, giant cinna-
mon rolls, banana
bread & doughnuts,
284-3798 Erica
Car inspection or reg-
istration, home deliv-
ery, 222-2602
Cert Eng/Span trans-
lation for all docs, 222-
2602
Computer consulting,
installation, upgrades,
backups & trouble-
shooting, 221-4281
Computer consulting,
repairs, CD back-ups
and web designing,
233-2387
Home video back-ups,
VHStoVHS, 233-2387
Maid, biling, honest,
reliable, grt w/kids, ref,
228-3862
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keeper, honest, reli-
able, gd w/kids, 222-
2675Catalina
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in, housekeeper, hon-
est, gd w/kids, 298-
0635
Maid, Engspking, live-
out, housekeeper, gd
w/kids, 224-2433
Maid, honest, reliable,
cook, gd w/kids, ref,
266-4456
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wkdays, exc ref, 272-
2028


Maid, live-out, Mon-Fri,
hard worker, grt cook,
exc w/kids, ref, 288-
7590
Never shave again!
Body sugaring the
natural method of hair
removal, 284-3729
Panamanian income
tax return & reim-
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264-3781
Pick up to move misc
items all posts, 261-
6699
Power window door
lock repair, 222-4972
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261-6699



15W2'Orlando Clipper,
55 HP Evinrude,
trailer, radio, fish finder
$3500, 276-6323 af-
ter 6 pm
17' fiberglass boat, 75
HP O/B, trailer $3000,
232-7285
18' alum bass boat,
40 HP, new trolling
motor, console, trailer
& extras, exc cond
$4500/obo, 226-8139
24' x 8' trailer $300,
272-5746
Dugout canoe $40,
276-6250



81 Buick Skylark
$1 000/neg, 683-2008
81 Mazda RX-7, wht,
new tires & batt, runs
grt $1000,284-3396
82 BMW315, red, new
tires & brakes,
sunroof, am/fm cass
$1000,284-5071
83 Chevy Citation,
new batt & brakes,
runs gd $900, 288-
6461
86 Toyota Cressida,
AT, AC, sunroof,
alarm, dty pd $4500/
obo, 614-0159
87 Ford Escort GT, 2
dr, 5 spd, wht $900,
284-5704
87 Mercury Lynx, 4
spd, AC, stereo cass
$1300/obo, 288-4330


88 Dodge Omni, 4 dr,
5 spd, blue, new tires,
batt $2500, 284-3166
89 Dodge Caravan, 4
cyl, AC, blue, alarm,
exc cond, dty pd
$4300,235-9676
89 Pontiac 6000
$2000, 288-4939 af-
ter 6 pm
90 Ford Taurus SW,
new tires, dty pd
$4500,288-3302
90 Hyundai Excell, 2
dr, 4 cyl, AT, AC, f/
extras, dty pd $3200/
obo, 259-9809
90 Nissan Maxima,
AT, LM, new tires, am/
fm cass, exc cond
$5000,218-1158
90 Pontiac 6000 LE,
PW, PB, PD, exccond
$3300,263-5022
91 Ford Escort LX, 2
dr, 5 spd, new tires,
batt & brakes, exc
cond $3000,288-7958
91 Mustang 5.0, AT,
LM $3000,263-3789
91 Pontiac Grand Prix,
V-6, AC, PL, blkw/gray
int, gd cond $3300,
264-1664
92 Ford Tempo, AC,
PS, PB, alarm, 272-
5232 Bobby
92 Honda Accord, 4
dr, AT, LM, exc cond
$7800,617-7983
92 Nissan Altima, AT,
AC, dty pd $6500/obo,
614-0159
92 Nissan Altima, LM,
dty pd $7000/obo,
236-6295 after 5 pm
92 Toyota Corona, 4
dr, AT, AC, stereo, dty
pd $4900,260-8252
93 Ford Escort sta/
wgn, AT, AC, new
tires, exc cond $4500,
288-5177
93 Geo Metro, 2 dr, 5
spd, 3 cyl, AC, dty pd
$3500/obo, 259-9809
93 Mitsubishi Lancer,
4 dr, 5 spd, AC, grt
cond $4900/neg, 264-
2347
94 Ford Taurus, AT,
AC $7500, 263-2390
94 Subaru Legacy Se-
dan, 5 spd, gd cond,
dty pd $7200/obo,
223-2153


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FORT CLAYTON (Contraband Control Office) - As a reminder, in
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.
Access to installations is allowed for ID card holders & pass holders
only. All guests must be signed on by ID card holders.
El acceso a las instalaciones militares solamente le estS permitido
a las personas con tarjetas de identidad personal del Gobierno de los
EEUU y el personal con pases de acceso a las instalaciones.Todos los
invitados deben ser firmados a la entrada de las instalaciones por una
persona con tarjeta de identidad personal de los EEUU.


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LM, wht, loaded, exc
cond, dtypd, 265-7548
95 Buick Century, LM,
loaded, dty pd $6500,
226-8209
95 Ford Taurus, V-6,
AT, AC, PW, LM, am/
fm cass, loaded, exc
cond, dty pd $9000/
obo, 260-9345
95 Toyota Corolla, AT,
PW, PL, LM, alarm,
dty pd $7900, 232-
7110
96 Dodge Intrepid ES,
V-6, AT, moon roof,
loaded $17,400, 260-
7328
97 Mazda 323, wht, 4
dr, 5 spd, AC, am/fm
cass, runs gd $7000/
obo, 224-4954
98 Chevy Cavalier
Gold, AC, gd cond
$11,000,236-9197



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F22 Rapture, Star
Craft, Nascar racing
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Epson LQ1070 printer
dot matrix $180, 269-
6728
Epson printer color
$45,260-0356
Gateway 2000,486 w/
mon & printer $300,
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GB HD, 12.1" mon,
modem, CD & disk
drives $1500/obo,
272-5557
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268-0617
Office 97 professional
edition $175, 269-
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puter, 32 MB Ram, 4.3
GB HD, CD-ROM,
modem, 14" mon
$500,224-5754



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268-0617
19" TV stand $90,288-
5283
27" Emerson TV $220,
288-7789
Elec guitar, fender,
American standard w/
cover$500, 269-5700
Elec piano fender
Rhodes model 73
$300,272-5083
Fender bass head w/
Peavey bass cab
$350,272-5083
Gibson bass $150,
272-5083
Hands free car kit for
Nokia 6120 cellular
phones, like new
$125,261-9748
Head worn wireless
microphone system,
new $295/neg, 268-
4732


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trollers, 2 rumble, 2
memory, 5 games
$230,288-7527
Nintendo, 4 games, 2
pads, hunt game gun
$145,260-7328
Panasonic DVD A-300
w/built in karaoke & 7
DVD tapes $450,288-
7946
Pioneer am/fm tape
deck KEH-1400 $90,
288-7946
Sega Genesis &
games, 232-6695
Stereo $90, karaoke
stereo $50, 260-7328
VCR Samsung $100,
261-5543
VCR's $50/120, 260-
7328
VHS $75,264-9228



13' GE refrig $265,
272-6239
2 AC 8000 BTU $50/
60,315-0806
2 AC 8000 BTU GE
$150/ea, 236-5218
2 AC, exc cond $250/
ea, 288-4675
2 bkshelves $39, 2
crystal lamps, paint-
ing of color bay $350,
264-9228
2 carpets, off wht w/
pads $100/ea, 288-
4675
2 director's chairs
$45/ea, 272-2860
2 sofas $500, 288-
7789
2 stainless steel, res-
taurant style, buffet
servers w/stands
$200,272-2860
20' refrig, no frost
$285, 17'frzr, nofrost
$315,272-6210
21'refrig &frzr, kitchen
aid $400,268-0617
23.7' Whirlpool refrig,
side by side $975,
Maytag washer & dryer
$550,260-0356
23' refrig, 2 dr $800/
obo, 272-5320
25' GE upright frzr
$250,272-2028
27' roper refrig w/ice
maker & dispenser
$850,272-2028
30' GE elec stove, al-
mond $450/obo, 232-
7140
6 executive drawer
metal desk $100,
computer desk $50,
236-5218
60" cab wood $50,
272-5642
7 wood bkcases $125/
155,272-6404
AC 10,000 & 13,000
BTU, 272-2028
AC 10,000 BTU $275,
224-6087
AC 10,000 BTU, 284-
5571


AC 13,000 BTU
Federick $185/neg,
261-5543
AC 18,000 BTU Feed-
ers, 223-2153
AC 18,000 BTU GE
$250,272-6210
AC 8000 & 10,000
BTU, 272-1000
Baby crib, wht w/matt
& access $150/firm,
219-0001
Bali blinds, 5 x 6, 1
beige & 2 blue, 4x9, 1
beige & 1 blue $20/ea,
272-6553
BR set, 6 pc $650,
272-2264
BR set, dbl bed, head-
board, 2 night stands,
dresser $850, 272-
2656
Cab w/formica top,
drawers, dr $50,
wooden wall cab w/
shelves $50, 6' metal
cab $50, 272-2028
Carpet, 12' x 15' w/
pad $45,260-0471
Carpets, 9 x 12, blue
$25, beige $30, 272-
5639
Carpets, kitchen ware,
sm appliances, com-
puter desk, 260-7328
Charcoal BBQ $25,
conv oven $25, 272-
5639
Computer desk w/
chair $50, single bed
$100,288-5339
Couch & Ivseat, blk &
gold, new $700, 272-
2028
DR set $400, end tbl
$15/ea, desk $85,
272-2219
DRtbl $75, cocktail tbl
$25,272-6239
DR tbl w/4 chairs &
china cab $175, 288-
7177
DR tbl w/4 chairs,
glass top, 288-5177
DR tbl w/4 swivel
chairs $250, coffee tbl
$100,272-2028
DR w/8 chairs, china
cab, exc cond $2000/
obo, 272-5320
Dresser, computer
tbl, arm chairs, sofa,
272-2072
Filing cab $35, dresser
$60,272-2219
Filled gas tankfor BBQ
grill $20, 272-2028
Frzr $149, 260-0471
Frzr$150, ceiling fans,
272-2964
Furniture, beds,
bkcases & more, 232-
6695
GE portable dish-
washer w/butcher
block top $75, 272-
2860
Girl BR set $300, boy
captain's trundle bed
$150, wood desk w/
mirror$100,272-2028









Classified Ads


Girls BR set $300,
daybed w/single bed
$200,284-5278
Household items,
232-7294
K/sz bed $250, patio
awning frame, 272-
2964
K/sz BR set, wood w/
matt & sheets $650,
272-6404
K/sz matt $30, 272-
6553
L-shaped couch, gray
w/floral covers, gd
cond $600/obo, 232-
7930
Magic Chef micro $75,
272-6051
Mahogany DR tbl w/8
chairs & 3 extensions
$800/obo, entertain-
ment center $75,272-
2860
Map cab, metal, 5
drawers $60, 272-
2945
Matching couch &
Ivseat, dark grn & red
$600,288-6902
Micro cart $50, 260-
7328
Micro oven, f/sz, sharp
$90,260-0356
Mower $100, micro
$100, office chair $30,
coffee maker $20,
288-6595
Portable dishwasher
$50,260-9902
Q/sz Anne LR, new
$1200, rattan LR $800,
DR $350, BR $800,
desk $80, 315-0592
Q/sz bed, sofa, Ivseat,
223-2153
Q/sz box spring w/
matt, 260-0471
Q/sz pillow top matt,
carpet & more, 284-
5571
Refrig$100,261-3115
Refrig, ceiling fans, re-
clining chair, 263-
2390
Refrig, elec stove,
260-9902
Refrig, frzr, 272-2072
Refrig, side by side w/
ice maker $600, 260-
7328
Roper washer, Ig ca-
pacity $275,272-2028
Rug, 12'x 15', tan $50,
315-0806
Rug, 6 x 9, oriental
style $60, 236-5218
Rugs, 12 x 15, blue &
tricolor $40/ea, 284-
5278
Rugs, 9 x 12, light grn
$50, 9 x 6, dark grn
$30,272-2028
Rugs, tan $15, cream
$100,260-9902
Sectional sofa, coffee
& end tbl, 272-1000
Sm tbl w/4 chairs
$125, bar $40, 261-
3115
Sofa & Ivseat set $250/
obo, 288-5798


Sofa & Ivseat, beige,
exc cond $900, 272-
2656
Sofa Ivseat & DR set
$250,263-5022
Sofa, 7 pc sectional,
oatmeal $600, 236-
5218
Tbl, 1 center & 2 end
tbl oak$150,266-6165
Teak roll top desk w/
marble inlay $400,
teak china cab $600,
272-2028
Vertical & Bali blinds,
272-2028
Washer $375, dryer
gas $300, stove $275,
224-6087
Whirlpool dishwasher,
needs repair, 272-
6051
Whirlpool refrig, gd
cond $350,268-2854
Wood bar $500, 269-
6728



1 tennis bracelet in vi-
cinity of Bldg 95, Ft
Clayton, reward, 288-
3424



1000 lb fire proof, 4
drawer safe $250,
272-5105
4 wheels & tires for
GM truck or Blazer,
new $200, 617-7983
54 books from Ency-
clopedia Britannica,
new $100, 269-6310
70's LP records $.50/
ea, 260-8252
AC compressor, ce-
ramic molds, 272-
2072
Baby portable crib w/
sheets & stroller $60/
both, 288-7295
Baby stroller & toys,
bottles sterilizing, 288-
5174
Baseball cards, 232-
6695
Christmas tree $45,
272-6051
Clothes, plants, 260-
7328
Evenflo, 4 in 1 stroller,
like new $95,265-7548
Galv steel roof for car
park $325, 272-6620
Heavy dty VS-3 velbon
tripod $30,272-2028
Infantsaucerexer$60,
219-0001
Little tikes jungle gym
w/1 slide $75, 288-
5384
Mach for sodas $350,
272-5083
Med animal carrier
$10,272-2028
Med kennel $30,288-
4675
Nikon 50mm lens w/
filters & close up lens
$50,272-5083


Organ for beginners
$100,272-6051
Overhang for2 car ga-
rage, removable $200,
272-5639
Paper shredder $20,
288-6595
Parts & books for 740
Volvo, ply wood & 7
ply, 4 x 8, sheets, gd
cond 236-0749
Piano $1300, 288-
7789
Potted plants, ficus,
palms & hnore, 272-
2860
Potted plants, wht
bench $50,272-2028
Sears 4 HP, 20 gal
tank portable air com-
pressor $300, 272-
2028
US silver coins, Mor-
gan dollars, Walking
Liberty halves, Wash-
ington quarters, 226-
7450
Wedding dress, sz 7/
8 w/long train $150,
219-0001



97 Kawasaki KX-250,
new parts $2800,276-
6323
Kawasaki Enduro
KLR-250, dty pd, 229-
3726 after 3 pm
Motorcycle trailer, gd
cond $100, 288-7295



Albrook 32, 7 - 10 am
Cardenas 7234 A
Clayton 304 B, 7- 10
am
Clayton 333 B, 7 am
Clayton 361 B, 6 - 9
am
Clayton 373 A, 7 am
Clayton 479 A, 7 - 11
am


Clayton 549 A, 7 -11
am
Clayton 76, 7 - 9 am
Clayton 931 A, 7 -11
am
Curundu2154,7am-
noon
Diablo 5781 A
Diablo, Hangar 66
Howard 100 B, 7-11
am
Howard 1531 E, 7 -
noon
Howard 16 B, 7- 11
am
Howard 592 A
Kobbe 441 B, 7 - 11
am
La Boca 979
Los Rios 6363 B



24" girl bike $90, 288-
7789
Aerobic instructor
equip, various items,
268-4732
Basketball goal & post
$75,288-5384
Exer board $20, 261-
5543
Exer mach, cardio
glide, new $175,272-
2656
Pwr glide multi station
home gym system
$250/obo, 272-2860
Scuba buoyancy com-
pensatorw/pony bottle
attach for 13' tank &
adapt twin tanks $300,
236-6302
Scuba dive alternate
air source for BCD by
Scuba Pro "AIR2"
$150,236-6302
Scuba dive computer
by Oceanic "Prodigy"
in console w/pressure
Sage & compass
400,236-6302


Scuba dive computer
by Sea Quest, wrist
module $380, 236-
6302
Scuba regulator by
Scuba Pro, MK-20UL/
D-400, ultra light $500,
236-6302
Seatec BC, Ig, new
$250,272-2860
Stairmaster $75,
treadmill $75, 272-
5471
Surf board, 232-6695
Surf boards $20/100,
276-6250
Trampoline $125,
272-2028



72 Plymouth $500/
obo, 272-5320
85 Mitsubishi L300 de-
livery van, dsl, new
paint, gd cond $1800,
269-5700-
88 Ford Bronco II, AT,
AC, PW $3400/obo,
288-6536 after 6 pm
89 Conv van, f/sz,
loaded, grt cond, dty
pd $9000/obo, 288-
4244
89 Ford Bronco II, 4 x
4, AT, AC $3700,315-
0801
91 Ford Aerostar XTL
van $5000,284-3729
91 Jeep Wagoneer, 4
x4, exccond $10,500/
obo, 272-5320
92 Toyota Land
Cruiser, 2 dr, AC, dty
pd $10,500,443-5393
93 Chevy G-20 van,
AC, TV, VCR, CD
$15,500/obo, 230-
3442
93 Jeep Cherokee, 4 x
4, 6 cyl, AT, AC, PW
$13,000/obo, 232-
7140


93 Nissan Terrano, 4
x 4, 4 dr, AC, silver,
am/fm cass, hitch
$7000,268-0617
94 Ford Explorer, 4 x
4, 4 dr, AT, LM
$12,900,288-5144
94 Isuzu Rodeo, dty
pd $10,500,264-8050
after 6 pm
94 Jeep Cherokee,
LM, exc cond, dty pd
$9800/obo, 288-4244
94 Jeep Wrangler,
soft top $10,000,288-
4675
94 Nissan Terrano, all
extras $8500, 226-
8209
95 Nissan Terrano, 4
x 4, 4 dr, exc cond
$11,500,226-6174
96 Cherokee Laredo,
f/extras, dty pd
$20,000,269-6728
96 Ford Explorer, AC,
PW, PL $19,500/neg,
288-6293
96 Jeep Cherokee
sport, LM, loaded, like
new, 284-6778
96ToyotaRav, 4x4, 5
dr, 5 spd,.AC, PW,
PS, dbl alarm $13,500,
223-7742
98 Nissan 240SX SE,
loaded $18,000, 285-
9293
99 Toyota Hi-Lux,
loaded, 285-9293



Guard dog, fem for
home w/fenced lot in
Curundu, 232-7119
after 5 pm
Roomates, fem to ac-
company lady at her
home in Albrook for
July, August & Sep-
tember, rent free, 315-
0916


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ACS relocation
The ACS Office will close op-
erations in Building 155, Fort
Clayton Wednesday. The Financial
Assistance and AER services will
relocate to Building 200, effective
July 6.

MWR clearing
MWR clearing is now done by
the Financial Management Division
at Building 519, Fort Clayton, 3rd
Floor 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For
more information, call Ms. Johnson
at 288-6169.

Club issues
All club member issues are
taken care of at the Fort Clayton
Club Admin Office, from 8 a.m. - 4
p.m.

ACS monthly classes
ACS offers monthly classes:
breast feeding (Spanish/English),
parenting and infant care. In addi-
tion, support group meetings are
conducted. For more information,
call Nelida Holnes at 288-4921/
5307.

Pet owners
Attention pet owners. Four
TLFS in the Farfan area have been
designated for pet owners who
wish to stay on-base during depar-
ture from Howard instead of using
off-base quarters. For more infor-
mation, call Ms. Bonk at 284-6411.

Checks cashing
Last day to cash checks at
Howard AFB is July 31. Plan ac-
cordingly.

5K Fun rum
The Fitness Center will spon-
sor a 5K Fun run 6:30 a.m. July 3.


The center will give T-shirts for the
first 200 finissher.

NAF Sales
The Howard Bowling Center is
sponsoring a NAF Sale 8 - noon
July 10 at the HAFB Bowling Cen-
ter.

School records
Parents who have not picked up
their school records at Curundu El-
ementary, Curundu Middle and
Howard Elementary schools must
write to the address below to ob-
tain records. All records may be re-
quested from the following ad-
dress:
Fort Benning Schools
DODEA Records Center
201 Custer Road,
Building 2670
Fort Benning, Ga. 31905.

CCAF degree
The Education Office is sched-
uled to close July 31. To all those
in line for senior master sergeant,
if you are completing or near com-
pleting your CCAF degree, stop
by the Education Office as soon
as possible to have your records
updated to reflect your current
CCAF standing. For more
inforamtion, call Lisa Poland at
284-3263/4863/3264.

Youth Program
The Howard Youth Center is
offering a Free Summer Program
until July 30. Your child must be
registered in order to participate in
the program. For more informa-
tion, call the Youth Center at 284-
4700.

Teen Center relocates
The West Bank Teen Center has


relocated to the Howard Youth
Center, Building 696. For more in-
formation call 284-4700.

New hours
The Fort Clayton Child Devel-
opment Center in Building 39 is
now open at 6 a.m.

Family Support hours
The Family Support Center
has new hours of operation.
They are now open 8 to 11:30
a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m, Monday
- Friday. For more information
call the center at 284-5010.

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

Pet supplies
Since the Corozal Veterinary
Treatment Facility approaches clo-
sure on Aug. 31, the VTF is re-
minding pet owners to stock up on
routinely used medications to last
through their PCS move. Also, the
VTF is requesting that if your pet
is no longer in Panama or has been
adopted by another family, call
285-5866/5867 to help update
their records.

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 be-
tween 9 - 9:20 a.m. and the staff
will assist those individuals before
opening for regular customer ser-
vice. For more information, call
288-5522/4802.

Pre-marriage
Service members desiring to
marry should visit the AG Pass-
port and Visa Branch at Building
519, Ground Floor, Fort Clayton,
or call 288-4503/5207.

Free child care
Air Force staff sergeants and be-
low 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 or-
ders to the Family Support Center
to receive a certificate.

AAFES Corner
The Howard Watch Repair
and Flower Shop will close
doors Wednesday. To accom-
modate remaining Howard pa-
tron needs the Corozal Watch
Repair and Flower Shop will re-
main operational through out
the drawdown. Call 285-4487/
5893 for details.

Parent support
The New Parent Support Pro-
gram is located at ACS Building 155
on Fort Clayton. Available are
monthly classes and support group
meetings. For more information, call
Nelida Holnes at 288-4921/5307.

Clayton Library
The Clayton Library on the
World Wide Web list hours, re-


sources and services. The ad-
dress is: http://www.army.mil/
usarso/libr/claytonm/.

Foster Care
The Family Advocacy Pro-
gram welcomes participants in-
terested in becoming Certified
Foster Care Parents. The pro-
gram provides training that en-
ables you to gain rewarding ex-
periences. Applicants must re-
side on a military installation.
For more information, call
Nelida Holnes at 288-6643.

Relocation Center
The Relocation Assistance
Center offers a variety of ser-
vices. 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 in-
formation, 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 Building 519,
2nd Floor, Room 246, 8 a.m.
- noon and 1 - 4 p.m. Mon-
day - Friday. You will need
the vehicle title, proof of in-
surance and orders for Puerto
Rico. Those who have al-
ready shipped their vehicle to
Puerto Rico can also obtain
their decals at this office. For
more information, call 288-
4916/4919.

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


HOWARD -- Air Force Ser-
vices is conducting the third an-
nual Club Membership Scholarship
Program. Current club members and
family members of Air Force club
members are eligible to apply for
scholarships via this program.
Three scholarships
will be awarded.
First prize is $5,000,
second is $3,000,
and third is $2,000.
These prices are
made possible
through commercial
sponsorship pro-
vided by First USA
Bank, Wilmington,
DE (no federal en-
dorsement of spon-
sor intended).
Services will
award scholarship
prizes by Oct. 1, 1999. Nominations
must include the sponsor's name,
last nine digits of their club mem-
bership card number, base, club
name, and the nominee's full name
with mailing address and phone
number.
If the nominee is someone other
than the club member, state his or
her relationship to the member.


Nominees must also provide an es-
say of 500 words or less, choosing
one of the following two topics: 1)
Membership, Participation Makes a
Difference; or 2) Air Force Club
Membership; What's it Really
Worth.
Nominees must
also provide a single-
page summary of their
long-term career/life
goals and previous ac-
complishments. The
summary may include
civic, athletic, and aca-
demic awards and ac-
complishments. All
nominations are sub
mitted to the Howard
AFB director of Ser-
vices by July 15, 1999.
Each in-
stallation may sub-
mit no more than two scholarship
nominations. Submit all nomina-
tions on standard white bond paper
with one-inch margins.
The essay should be typed in
12-point Ariel, Times New Roman or
equal.
Point of contact for this program
is Mitchell Hebert, chief, Business
Operations Flight, 284-3856.


Hoar Frntue al


Howard AFB offers excess property
sales now that the base has sufficient
household furnishings to serve people
departing Panama on permanent-
change-of-station status.
People are now authorized to pur-
chase 1) loaner furniture in their resi-
dence; or 2) the appli-
ances in their Military ,'
Family Housing or r
theirUnaccompanied r
Personnel Housing r r r
residence. r
Ifpeopleneedad-
ditional loaner furni-
ture.theymay call 284-
5040 or visit the Fur-
nishings Manage-
ment Office warehouse at Building 255
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
from 9 a.m. to noon. For safety purposes,
children will not be allowed to enter the
warehouse. Subject to availability, the


excess furniture will be delivered, and as
people outprocess their quarters they
may purchase it. As a reminder, all pur-
chases are for personal use only and not
forresale.
People should buy before Aug. 1.
After that date all money transfers will
go through Davis-
Monthan Air Force Base,
Ariz.
Unaccompanied per-
sonnel need to advise the
Transportation Manage-
ment Office that they are
shipping household
goods versus unaccom-
panied baggage, and that
the weight of their ship-
ment is no more than 10 percent of their
household goods allowance to avoid
shipping costs.
For more information, call Mary Joe
Fragueiro at 284-5040.


Congratulations to... -
Ricky and Aleyda Grelk on the birth of their baby boy,
Nicholas A. Grelk. Nicholas was born May 8 at Paitilla Hospital
and weighed 3 lbs. 2 ozs. and was 16.4 inches long.
Clark and Lourdes Presnell on the birth of their baby girl, Natalie I.
Presnell. Natalie was born June 15 at Paitilla Hospital and weighed 8 lbs. 3
ozs. and was 21 .4 inches long.


BIO


Tropic Times
June 25, 1999


1999 Air Force Club

Membership Program


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In observance of In-

dependence Day,

the Howard AFB

Commissary will be

closed July 5 and

the DeCA Corozal

Commissary will be

closed July 6. For

more information,

call Miguel A. Nieto

at 285-5405.


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TI e Fort Clayton Valent
if' .' Recreation Center is holding
a 4th of July celebration 3- I
8 p.m July 4. Bring your
I friends and family 7 and enjoy I7
Ithelast 4 h of uly in I
Panama.. Admission is free.
There will be kids rides, a I
^I l magician, face painting,
I inflatables, local bands and I
vendors. For more information, "
I call 288-6500.
----Puerto Ric-------------ai-------ng Addresses


Puerto Rico Mailing Addresses


The official mailing addresses for U.S. Army South
(USARSO) at Fort Buchanan has been established.
It is as follows:
COMMANDER, US. ARMY SOUTH
ATTN: OFFICE SYMBOL (IDENTIFIER OR
NAME OF OFFICE)
PO BOX 34000
FORT BUCHANAN PR 00934-3400
For faster processing by postal machines, do not
use any type of punctuation in the last two lines of
the address. Please notice there is no unit number.
The address may not be longer than four lines. Of-
fice symbols will remain the same in Puerto Rico as
they are here in Panama.
For personal mail, general delivery service will be
available for a period not to exceed 90 days for


those military and civilian personnel who will be on
Permanent Change of Station to Fort Buchanan,
Puerto Rico. The General Delivery address is as fol-
lows:
NAME
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story by Maj. Wilma P. Webster
Health and Wellness Center Physician
HOWARD - A lot of you know Lina, the lady
with the back problem. Did any of you ask her what
she did to injure it? Well I did and she told me a weird
story. Recovering from a broken leg, she thought it
was a good excuse to go. %isit her parent, back EL-st.
During the first winter sno%' lull. ,she wjs actually,
happy because it made her remember snm., ball lights
and other happy times in her childho-,d At 22 _\ears
of age, she knew she n s s.tr:ri in pite of the casi
on her leg, and if the sntv. needed shelling she
knew she knew she could darn eli do'
it. Leaning on her :rutch, she got the /' /
job underway, but lull %,.j\ through. 7
her back started aching Seeing the
end in sight and anxious ito show she
was noy invalid in spite of the casi,
she grinned and bore the p.in until
the whole drivewaN was sho'.eled.
Pretty stupid, wasn't she? At least
that's what Lina saN s nowadays, after
six years of trouble ith back pain
Here at Howard., ith e\erwone
moving and lots ofbo'\es and furniture
to move, time is ripe to make
Lina-like mis-
takes. That can
happen even if . . . .
you're not on a
crutch. Exercise F-Al l ;aE '
and weight lifting
is best begun
little by little, not
to start in one fell
swoop on the
day you move. If
you keep in good
shape, injuries
are less likely,
but be sure not . to give in to the superman or
superwoman complex! When your body starts hurt-
ing, listen to it and stop pushing yourself so hard.
It's time to stop and take a break. It's time to ask for
help.
How do you know when an object is too heavy for


you? Well in the first place, you should avoid lifting
things that weigh more than 1/3 to 1/2 of your body
weight, and make sure the load height is within your
'safe lifting zone.' That's the area between your
knees and shoulders. If the load is below knee level,
bend your knees and lift with
your legs. If the load is above
your shoulders use a stool or lad-
der. If you must twist or stretch to
P ^ get it, then readjust the load or
- your position before you lift. Last
but not least, make sure you've
cleared a pathway before you
move the item, so you don't
stumble or fall over something on
your way out.
Here are some good rules
for proper lifting, most of which
Lina neglected to follow: When
you lift, plant your feet firmly to
get a stable base. Bend at your
knees, not your waist and tighten
your abdominal muscles to sup-
port your spine. Get a good grip.
Use both hands and keep the load
close to your body. . Keep your
back upright in its natural posture
and use your leg muscles as you
lift. Lift steadily and smoothly with-
out jerking. Breathe! If you must
hold your breath to lift, it's too
Here's a list of things
NOT to do. DO NOT lift from the
floor or twist as you lift. Don't lift
with one hand, because that's too
unbalanced. Lifting loads across
obstacles or when you have to
reach or stretch is asking- for
trouble; so is lifting from an un-
comfortable posi- tion.
If you noticed, when Lina was shoveling snow
she violated almost all the above rules. No wonder
she still remembers what happened. So learn from her
mistakes and lift smart. Don't make moving day a
day you' ll remember the rest of YOUR life.


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Cleaning service operated
by pacific Architects &
Engineers, INC.

Dear Customer:

Effective
Thursday
the Laundry
and Dry
Cleaning
pick up
point at Building 801 Fort
Kobbe will no longer be in op-
eration.

Unclaimed items beyond this
date will be sent to the
Curundu pick up point, Build-
ing 876.

You will be offered the same
services at this location.
Thank you,

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SYouth Scene


A Pay at the Swimming Pool


story and photos by Griselda Sterling
Tropic Times Staff
FORT CLAYTON - If you think children here
in Panama are having a boring time during summer
break -- think again. This year's Summer Camp is the
most significant program during the drawdown here in
Panama. The drawdown was not a problem for the Direc-
torate of Community Activities to continue to offer high
quality of life programs to all children and military fami-
lies left behind.
"The Summer Camp is offered to the entire commu-
nity at no cost," said Brenda Barllett, director for the '99
last Summer Camp Program.
Summer Camp offers the following field trips: Old
Panama, Gorgona Beach, Gamboa Tour, San Francisco
Park, Laser Shots, Los Pueblos, Summit Gardens, Sierra
Club and a Day at the Pool.
"The quantity of work is the same and the responsi-
bilities are more, but the quality of our services main-
tains its highest standards," said Barllette.


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Jasmyn Troy and Astrid Payne both enjoyed
their day at the Williford Pool on Fort
Clayton.


Sandra Fuentes and Lianella Terdn have been part of the DCA Child Care Program for more than
two years. They both love the opportunity of dealing with children ages 5 - 7 and being part of
programs that maintain a high quality of life, even during this drawdown.


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to her 5-year-old kids in the pool. (Above
right) Sandra Fuentes and Rogers Astin en-
joy the table game Cuatro Win. (Bottom
right) Astrid Payne enjoying the exercise
and fun.


Stephen Buchanan, 4
June 21


Leilani Johnson, 7
June 23


Lupita Gonzalez, 15 Ricardo J. Roman
June 28 July 3


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Ft. Sherman transfers Last local newscast Mr. Small The Fort Sherman Page 12: SCN will hold its deactivation Page 11: Allan Transfer Ceremony will ceremony Thursday starting at 9 a.m. right Small started workbe held Wednesday outside the Southern Command Network ing on Fort Clayton starting at 10:30 a.m. at building on Fort Clayton. Be sure to check in 1930 when he was Fort Sherman. out SCN's last local newscast on channels 8 just 12 years old. He and 14 starting at 6 p.m.Thursday. A historirecently spoke about cal perspective on SCN, which starts at 6:30 his many experip.m., will follow the newscast. ences here. 4J* rop0' pic Times Vol. XII No. 25 Fort Clayton and Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama Friday, June 25, 1999 Serving the Joint Community MOMEP holds closing ceremony The Military Observer Mission Ecuador-Peru (MOMEP) drew to a close June 17 with a closing ceremony held in Patuca, Ecuador, a small border town which has served as the home for MOMEP since 1995. (Right) Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., U.S. Army South commanding general, speaks with the Honorable Leslie M. Alexander, U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador, at the ceremony. (Bottom) Representatives of the various MOMEP participants in formation during the ceremony. photos by Capt. Andrew Cole Important Notices Unclaimed Merchandise The Corozal Main Exchange is in possession of several items of unclaimed merchandise and abandoned property. If you think it may be yours, please see the staff at the Customer Service counter or call 285-4121. The date for clearing all this out will be July 20. All unclaimed property will either be sold or turned over to DRMO. Access to Army installations Effective midnight on July 31, all locally issued documents allowing access to U.S. Army installations and areas of coordinaphotos courtesy of TASC tion will no longer be valid. The only exceptions will be DoD and DA documents Farewell CSM such as military and dependent ID cards. Those individuals and organizations with U.S. Army South bid farewell to Theater Supa legitimate requirement for access after port Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. John July 31 need to apply for and procure Humphries on June 18 during a farewell lunnew access passes prior to Aug. 1. The cheon held at Cafe 1999 on Fort Clayton. (Left) new installation passes are available now Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., USARSO and can be used for access beginning tocommanding general, makes a presentation day. Procedures to obtain the new passes to Humphries who (above) expressed his aphave not changed except for domestic preciation to the entire USARSO community help. For more information call Sgt. 1st and those present at the luncheon. Class Kewley at 288-5913.

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Tropic Times e p June 25, 1999 People a-V Staff Sgt. John B. Dendy N (U.S. Air Force) Top visit Gen. Ralph Eberhart became the Air Combat Command commander June 11. (Above) He first visited Howard Air Force Base in his capacity as Air Force vice-chief of staff on a Central American deployment in which he flew on a C-27 and took part in the 24th Wing's first Memorial Roll Call Ceremony formation at Howard in 1998. Honorary Award Harvey Von troictimes.com Hollen, 24th Wing Staff Agencies director (right), Your one-stop source of information recently received the in Panama Honorary Meritorious Fort Clayton, Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama Civilian SerServing the Joint community vice Award at Howard Air Force Base You can get the Tropic Times on with Col. W rdW b Gregory L. the World Wide Web! Trebon, former 24th Wing -That's right. All you have to do is write commander, ~ (www.tropictimes.com) and you're there. Find the top presiding. stories affecting the U.S. Armed Forces in Panama and look for weekly updates. This authorized unofficial command information publication is for U.S. armed forces overseas. The Tropic Times is published in conjunction with the Armed Forces Information Program of the Department of Defense, under the supervision of the Director of Public Affairs, U.S. Southern Command. Contents of the Tropic Times do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Southern Command. Tropic Times, Unit 7145, APO AA 34004. Writer/Editor .Charles Scott McElroy Building 405, Field Printing Plant, Corozal One West Office Automation Clerk .Tina Summerton Phone: 285-6612/4666 or FAX 285-6613. Office Clerk .Dissenia Ortega E-Mail: pbouchard(iiusarso-lan1.army.mil U.S. Army South Commanding General.Maj. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr. USARSO LAN address: pbouchard@sopa@usarso U.S. Army South Public Affairs Office .288-3143 Tropic Times on the World Wide Web at: www.tropictimes.com Public Affairs Officer .Lt. Col. Byron D. Conover E-Mail: pbouchard(d-usarso-lanl.anmV.miI Deputy Public Affairs Officer .Capt. Larry D. Winchel Command Information.Gaby Capriles Joumalist.-.Spc. Deborah L. Long Com m ander in Chief .G en. Charles E. W ilhelm 24 uhnW igd ...Ro r C o n DietoUS.SuhenComn Pbi Afis .o. ieteC give 24th Wing Commander. Col. Roger Corbin Director, U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs .Col. Vicente C. Ogilvie 24th Wing Public Affairs Office .284-5459 Editor C. a.d.b.A.Sgt. Paul Bouchard Chief of Public Affairs .Capt. Joseph Della Vedova Assistant Editor ....Sgt. Tywanna Gordon NCOIC ...Tech. Sgt. M iconna J. Boaldin W riter/Editor .Spc. K enneth K. Rocket Editor ...Staff Sgt. John B. Dendy IV W riter/Editor.Griselda Sterling Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South .Col. Barry J. Chisholm W riter/Editor .Carmela Lowe Gobem Joint Interagency Task Force South Public Affairs Office .284-7502

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Tropic Times News June25, 1999 3 'X-marks the spot' as Howard's runway closes by Staff Sgt. John B. Dendy IV quired the most skill, and filling inside the lines, 24th Wing Public Affairs Office that's the easy part," French said. HOWARD AFB -Airmen at Howard Air Force Fill-in work on the third and final X-mark at the Base, Panama, officially ended the history of Air South 38 zone was by senior 24th Wing members, airForce flying operations in the Central American refield operations airmen and Panamanian civilian empublic by painting three X-marks on the their empty ployees. runway June 17. Beaming with pride and led by local group com The airfield at Howard was carved out of dense manders an l Col. Roger Corbin, 24th Wing comtriple-canopy rainforest on Panama's central Pacific mander, the team completed their job less than an coast in the early twentieth century. The base will hour later. The combat boots and flight suits of a few close by December 1999 as part of the U.S. pullout colonels were spattered in custom-formulated yellow from Panama. traffic paint after repeatedly dabbing their blue paint While the land awaits transfer, three yellow Xrollers onto the concrete tarmac. marks were painted as a symbol to aviators that the Normally the X-marking of closed runways is done runway should not be landed upon. in 1,000-foot increments. Fewer X-marks were painted "That's the sign that it's not a runway any more," at Howard to make it easier for Panama to reutilize the said Masier Sgt. Peter Copesky, a weather expert property again, said Lt. Col. Kevin Darnell, 24th with the 24th Wing. Wing operations officer. Two X-marks-at the North 18 zone and the cenThe Air Force radars and control tower equipment ter Delta runway zone-were completed by two 24th on Howard's airfield have been removed, but a few Civil Engineer Squadron members, said Jacinto lighting fixtures were left in place for two reasons. French, a structural repair expert with the 24th Civil They are some of the oldest in the military inventory; Engineer Squadron. A staff of nine people oversaw and leaving wires exposed could be a safety risk, planning that included building templates to guide Darnell said. Cor. Roger Corbin, 24th Wing commander, painters on the 10-by-60-foot X-marks flying safety "The painting of the X-marks means the runway is leads a team of airmen who ended the history project. closed and we can redeploy now," added Tech. Sgt. of Air Force flying operations in Panama June "Running the perimeter along the template reK.C. Cramer, 24th Wing airfield operations. 17. AAFES Holiday Hours July 4 Celebration COROZAL -Army and Air Force Exchange Service facilities will change operating hours July 5 for the July holiday. The holiday hours are as folFort Clayton's 4th of July Celebration lows: Activities for Fort Clayton's 4th of July Celebration will be held 3 -8 p.m. July Corozal Building 654 4 at the Valent Recreation Center Parking area. Activities will include: children's Main Store/ 002 10 a.m. -6 p.m. rides, inflatables, face painting, a magician, a clown with balloons, vendors, food, DJ and live music to include two local bands and a DoD show to headline the Video Rental/1402 11 a.m. -7 p.m. event. The DoD show band is called U4ea. They are a high energy three-girl band. They perform everything from pop, R&B, Motown and your favorite oldies La Casa de Amigos/2255 Closed classics. This band is sure to entertain all those who come to see the very last 4th Burger King/2305 10 a.m. -5 p.m. of July celebration held on Fort Clayton. U4ea will perform at 6:30 p.m. And of course no 4th of July Celebration would Baskin Robins/2257 11 a.m. -4 p.m. be complete without a spectacular fireworks show to begin at 8:30 p.m. In the event of rain, musical entertainment will be moved inside the Valent Recreation Anthony's Pizza/2236 11 a.m. -6 p.m. Center. Corundu Bldg. 2497 Howard's 'Gran Finale' Celebration Shoppette & Gas/1313 6 a.m. -9 p.m. Come and celebrate Independence Day at Howard Air Fore Base all day, July Fort Clayton Bldg. 151 3, at Hangar 1. Come enjoy and participate in the following activities: 6:30 -9 am 5K Fun Run Burger King/2301 8 a.m. -8 p.m. Fort Clayton Bldg. 519 Noon -12:30 pm Opening Ceremony FortClayon Bdg. 19* Honor Guard Shoppette/1404 Closed + + National Anthem Fort Clayton Opening Remarks Popeye's Chicken/2306 Closed 12:30 -1 pm DJ Music Fort Clayton Bldg. 135 1-2pm "Woodstock" Car Care Center/1301 Closed Shoppette/1301 8a.m.10p.m. 2-3pm. ."Jammers" Howard Bldg. 709 3-4 pm Di Music Video Rental/MCSS 11 a.m. -7 p.m. 4 -6 pf "Las Divas del Rock" Howard Bldg. 300 H06-8pm "U4ea"-(Euphoria) Anthony's Pizza/2262 11 a.m. -7 p.m. Baskin. Robins/2801 Closed 8pm Fireworks Burger King/2304 7:30 a.m. -7 p.m. Noon -7 pm M-4 Virtual Reality Howard Bldg. 700 12:30 -7:30 pm Youth entertainment Shoppette/Class Six/Gas/ 6 a.m. -11 p.m. + Clowns, face-painting Air castles, go-carts NOTE: All AAFES Pacific Community Concessions on Corozal, Clayton and 12:30 -7 pm Model airplanes display/demonHoward will work 10 a.m. -4 p.m. except for the following: stration Corozal, Clayton & Howard Hours 12:30 -5 pm Ultra-light aircraft display/ demonstration Barber Shops 9 a.m. -3 p.m. 12:30 -6 pm Souvenir vendors Beauty Shops 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. 12:30 -8 pm Hot dogs/hamburgers, sodas and Theaters will work regular hours on July 5. more

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Tropic Times L June 25, 1999 Promotion, awards ceremony at 786th EOD story and photos by permanent. At 36 months assigned to an Carmela Lowe Gobern EOD unit, the soldier is awarded the SeTropic Times Staff nior EOD Badge. At 96 months or 8 years -COROZAL -A promotion and awards assigned to an EOD unit, the soldier is ceremony was held at the 786th Ordnance awarded the Master EOD Badge. Company (EOD) at Building 533, Corozal The 786th Ordnance Company (EOD) on June 18. Lt. Col. Randall E. Tindall, has supported a variety of missions 245th Support Battalion commander, was throughout the theater. EOD's main role is in attendance. to render safe and/or dispose of conven* Sgt. Victor Fontan, Sgt. Jason Locey tional, chemical/biological, and nuclear and Sgt. Adam M. Matuska were promoted ordnance, and also Improvised Explosive to the rank of staff sergeant. Devices that threaten military forces, in* Staff Sgt. James England and Staff Sgt. stallations, materiel and public safety. Dean Smith were awarded the Senior ExOther missions are to provide VIP proplosive Ordnance Disposal Badge. tection to the president and vice president Capt. Rodney Roberts was awarded the of the United States and the secretary of Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge. state; train local, state, and federal law enPCS awards were presented to Sgt. forcement agencies on unexploded ordShaneka Jones and aforementioned soldiers. nance (UXO) and improvised devices; The Basic Explosive Ordnance Distrain military forces on UXO and exploposal Badge is awarded upon completion sives identification and safety; and familof EOD school for a probationary period iarize all agencies on bomb threat and Capt. Rodney Roberts, 786TH EOD commander, was awarded the Master of 18 months, after which time it becomes bomb-search procedures. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge, pinned on by 1st Sgt. Mark Englert. (Left) Staff Sgt. James England was awarded the Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge, pinned on by Capt. Rodney Roberts, 786TH EOD Cmdr. (Right) Sgt. Victor Fontan was promoted to staff sergeant. Pinning on his new rank are Senior Airman Lissete Lifian and Master Sgt. David Guccione. or (Above left) Sgt. Jason "t 7Locey is seen receiving -g, his new rank of staff sergeant, pinned on by Lt. Col. Randall E. Tindall, a 245th Support Battalion commander and Locey's -, wife, Melody. (Above right) Sgt. Adam Matuska was promoted to staff sergeant. Pinning on his new rank are Lt. Col. Randall E. Tindall (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Bruce Quickel (right). (Left) The 786th EOD Company.

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Tropic Times jVoices/News s Important Fire Safety Tips story by Tech. Sgt. Darrell Drost Barbecue grills must never be used down all motors, fans and heating dehas an unusual smell, unplug it immediHoward Fire Protection Flight inside the home because, in addition to vices. Be sure the fueling nozzle is ately. This will normally cease the probHOWARD AFB -Now that we are the fire hazard of indoor grilling, the grounded to the fuel intake before fuellem immediately. into the 101 critical days of summer, it is grill can easily cause carbon monoxide ing and don't fill it to full capacity. You Before you use the appliance again, time once again to discuss some fire poisoning. A well-ventilated area should should leave room for the fuel to exhave it serviced to make sure it is worksafety tips and procedures that can make be used. pand as the day gets warmer. ing properly and safely. Replace any you and your families safer. If lightning appears -and we all On board your covered boat, conelectrical cord that is cracked or frayed. The summer months are a time for know how often that can happen in sider installing a smoke detector and Don't overload extension cords or run family get-togethers and outings, and Panama -seek shelter and wait for the test the battery before using the boat them under rugs. that means cooking, lots of entertaining, storm to pass. each time, replacing the battery with a If you have a breaker fuse that will and an increased risk of fire. For charcoal grills, only use starter fresh one at least once a year. not reset or trips for an unknown reason, In recent years, nearly 600 fires have fluids -never use gasoline -deFor information on marine fire extinhave it looked at by a trained electribeen started by ignition of holiday signed for barbecue grills. Use a limited guishers and other information on boatcian. decorations in the United States (510 in amount of starter fluid before lighting ing safety, contact the U.S. Coast Guard For furthIr information on summer homes), causing an average of 33 the fire. Office near you. fire safety or other fire safety topics, deaths, 112 injuries, and $21 million in diIf the fire is too slow, rekindle with The most frequent fire hazard is contact the Fire Protection Flight staff reCt property damage per year. Candles dry kindling and add more charcoal if probably electricity. at our new numbers: 284-7380 or 284cause about 6,700 home fires every year, necessary. Don't add liquid fuel to reigIf an electric appliance smokes or 7381. with 87 associated deaths and 587 injunite or build up a fire, as flash fires can ries. Nearly $59 million in property damresult. age results from candle fires every year. Soak the coals with water before you Fire dam ages G atew ay hom e Still, it's possible to enjoy summer discard them to prevent any type of igfun without getting burned. nition in unwanted areas. Leave your story by Staff Sgt. John B. Dendy IV minimum, but sometimes you can't When the time comes to haul out the grill away from the house until it is 24th Wing Public Affairs Office avoid it," Drost said. "We have not degas grill, lawn mower, or host a party, completely cooled. HOWARD AFB -No one was hurt termined an exact cause of the fire." give some thought to this advice. For gas grills, always store the gas during a June 13 home fire in Gateway The occupants were home and they While grilling, keep your barbecue cylinder outside -away from strucHousing that led to smoke and water were the ones who called the Fire grills far away from anything that can tures -and turn off the valves when damage. Flight, Drost said. One resident, asburn -for example, your home, cars or not in use. Check frequently for any A bed and a house wall were damsigned to the 24th Communications dry vegetation. Stay with the grill when leaks in connections by using a soapaged by the fire. Squadron, tried to put the fire out with it is lit to keep curious children and pets and-water mix that will show bubbles if "We had a small house fire," said his household extinguisher. well away from danger. gas escapes. Tech. Sgt. Darrell L. Drost, deputy Authorities responded with a When barbecuing, protect yourself When purchasing a gas grill, select fire chief, Howard Fire Protection four-person firefighting crew. "The by wearing an oven mitt that fits high up one that bears the mark of an indepenFlight. "There was a lot more smoke family called really quick and got over your forearm. If you get burned, dent testing laboratory. Follow than fire, and it probably looked out of the house," Drost said. "They run cool water over the burn for 10 to 15 manufacturer's instructions and if worse than what it was due to the tried to extinguish it themselves, but minutes. Don't use butter or a salve on needed, have it repaired by a trained smoke and water damage." The rouit was too much smoke. People can burns because these seal in heat and can professional. tine water damage occurred when the get overcome by smoke trying to damage the tissue further. Boating is another activity that can firefighters doused the scene, Drost clear out the house or save things. If you receive a serious burn, with be disastrous when safety is not used. said. That kills more people than flames charred skin for example, seek medical Before fueling your boat, make sure to "We try to keep water damage to a do." attention promptly. extinguish smoking materials and shut 1999: International Year of Older Persons Kudos Corner story by Carmela Lowe Gobern and legal services and to health care so that they Thanks to staffat Paitilla Hospital Tropic Times Staff can maintain an optimum level of physical, mental Dear Editor, PANAMA -If you are 60 years old or more, and emotional well-being. This should include full I want to take this opportunity to thank Ms. this year happens to be in tribute to you! 1999 has respect for dignity, beliefs, needs and privacy. Arias and Ms. Delgado, for all the assistance they been declared International Year of Older Persons Self-fulfillment: Older persons should have provided during my recent stay at Paitilla Hospital. by the United Nations General Assembly, with the access to educational, cultural, spiritual and recreobjective of educating our society about the needs ational resources and be able to develop their full The assistance they provided enabled me to feel and concerns of older adults, as well as to ensure potential. very comfortable about my treatment, and they astheir rights and security. Dignity: Older persons sisted me in any questions I had. The theme of the obsershould be able to live in The command's decision to have a patient liaivance is "Towards a Society dignity and security, be son is an excellent benefit for military and civilian for All Ages," and it encourfree of exploitation and members using local medical facilities in Panama. ages the international comphysical or mental abuse, I am glad that they were there for me when I munity to facilitate collaboand be treated fairly regardneeded it. ration between the media, less of age, gender and raI also want to thank all the medical staff that younger generations, govcial or ethnic background. took care of me during my stay. They were ernments, non-govermenfriendly, professional and very caring .Thanks a tal organizations and private commendations for cel. sectors, in an effort to creebrating the International million ate a society for all ages. Year of Older Persons: Sheila Christy-Martin The United Nations have r* Interview older persons. consistently promoted pro" Help older adults maingrams which encourage full The International Year of Older Persons tain their independence. Thanks to Mr. Packer in Accounting participation of older peris a fitting tribute for Ada Thomas, who Make banners and postDear Editor, sons in their societies and celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday. ers to inform the commuMy wife and I are very grateful for the personal the recognition of their Thomas, who was born on June 20,1899, nity of the celebration, interest that Mr. Packer took on our last-minute needs and concerns: For exresides in Urb. La Florida, Panama City. Recognize older percrisis. PCSing is always a stressful time. ample, in 1982 the General sons with a pin or flower, Mr. Packer's dedication and concern demonAssembly endorsed the International Plan on or special ribbon at a worship service or program. strated a caring attitude that makes USARSO a Ageing; in 1990, the U.N. General Assembly desig* Invite young people to visit or adopt an older wonderful command to be affiliated with. Mr. nated October I as the International Day of Older person. Persons; and in 1991 the General Assembly Offer seminars on the aging process and also on Packer worked personally on our situation for over adopted the United Nations Principles for Older improving relationship with the younger generatwo hours making numerous phone calls to OrPersons (resolution 46/91). These principles call for tions. lando DFAS until the proper approving authority action in the following areas: Have special celebrations to commemorate the was reached. Independence: Older persons should have acyear. Our unique situation was caused by several faccess to food, water, shelter, clothing, health care, Have a display of books about aging. tors: departing next day, Memorial Day weekend, work and other income-generating opportunities, Provide transportation for sightseeing or other problems with 727 aircraft maintenance and the education, training, and a life in safe environments. chores. relocation of DFAS to Orlando. He resolved the Participation: Older persons should remain inteThe celebration of the International Year of situation to our complete satisfaction. We had a grated into community life and participate actively Older Persons is a fitting tribute for Ada Thomas, chance to meet a noew friend and enjoyed lunch in the formulation of policies affecting their well bewho on Sunday celebrated her 100th birthday. with him. With thanks and best wishes. ing. Thomas, who resides in Urbanizaci6n La Florida of wit h Wha and best wishes. Care: Older persons should have access to social Panama City, was born on June 20, 1899. SFC Eric and YoungMi Anderson

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6 Tropic Times June 25, 1999 New Horizons enhances Army Reserve readiness (file photo) Active reservists work on part of the 175 kilometers of roads in Guatemala in need of repair following the damaging effects of Hurricane Mitch. The U.S. Army Reserve role in NEW HORIZONS has expanded into seven ongoing operations that include road repair, building and reconstructing schools, medical clinics, water wells, bridges, as well as operating independent medical support sites for the local population. story Lt. Col. Harold J. Dabney of the worldwide challenges facing the Army Reserve grader up a very steep and very narrow road to what Congressional Liaison Office of the Chief, Army today. seemed to be an inaccessible site at an altitude of 8,500 Reserve For the expanded NEW HORIZONS Exercise, U.S. feet. Local wisdom was that they would never get the WASHINGTON -In October 1998, Hurricane Mitch Army Forces Command tasked U.S. Army Reserve Coingrader up the mountainside devastated four countries in Central America and the mand (USARC) to plan, organize, and deploy three "The road was very narrow," said Spe. Dennis *Caribbean: Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and the joint task forces (JTFs) to Central America: JTF San Morey, the grader operator. "In one place we had to *Dominican Republic. The natural __________________________________________ shift the blade on the grader to disaster redefined the annual squeeze it by a building." Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff-diPrior to Hurricane Mitch, the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) was While Spe. Morey drove up the rected and U.S. Southern Coincommitted to participate in Guatemala, from February through mountain, local residents were mand-sponsored exercise called March 1999, with one task force and approximately 1,400 Army following behind, clapping and *NUEVOS HORIZONTES (NEW cheering his progress. Spec. HORZON), ranfomin itint a Reserve soldiers, on a two-week annual training rotation. The Morey said it felt like he was leadHORIZONS),11 trnsorin itit real-world, humanitarian operation. disaster that struck Central America changed that plan. ing a parade. Parade or not, S pe. The redefined end state of this Now the USA R role in NEW H ORIZONS has expanded into Morey got the grader up the training readiness among U.S Re-t seven ongoing operations that entail building and reconstructing equipment arrived atopthe meun*serve Component (RC) engineer, 31 schools, eight clinics, 22 wells, six bridges, 175 kilometers of tamn, the 328th got te. work on the medical, and combat service suproad repair, as well as operating 28 independent medical school. Knowing how eager the *port elements while continuing the supr sie frth oappu.e local children were to have a new *work of Operation STRONG SUPsts helclp uae.school, the soldiers volunteered PORT. to camp out on the mountaintop to Prior to Hurricane Mitch, the U.S. Army Reserve Marcos and JTF Motagua in Guatemala, with JTF New cut down on travel time between base camp and con(USAR) was committed to participate in Guatemala, Hope in El Salvador. struction site in order to finish the school more from February through March 1999, with one task force Between March and August of 1999, USARC will dequickly. The San Jose Caben project provided excellent and approximately 1,400 Army Reserve soldiers, on a ploy 6,400 soldiers from 89 units to Guatemala and El training for the 328th. Although the mission was a vertwo-week annual training rotation. The disaster that Salvador. tical construction (from the ground up) project, the struck Central America changed that plan. The lead engineer unit for El Salvador is the 926th 328th is not a vertical construction unit. It normally Now the USAR role in NEW HORIZONS has exEngineer Group from Montgomery, Ala. The 493rd Engidoes horizontal construction building. handed into seven ongoing operations that entail buildneer Group from Dallas, Texas, has the lead in GuateThis project gave the 328th soldiers a new venue to ing and reconstructing 31 schools, eight clinics, 22 mala. USAR soldiers in these countries will perform utilize their engineer skills. After all the effort to reach wells, six bridges, 175 kilometers of road repair, as well combat support and combat service support missions: the site and do the mission, the construction platoon as operating 28 independent medical support sites for engineer, medical, supply, maintenance, military police, leader (who had guided Sp. Morey in his grader up the local populace. public affairs, water purification, and civil affairs, the mountain) summed up the feelings of not only the The RC support for Hurricane Mitch relief is extenThe following vignette highlights both the chal328th soldiers on this project but perhaps all reservists sive. A combined total of 20,800 Army Reserve and lenges and rewards faced by the Army Reserve in Ceowho take part in NEW HORIZONS. Army National Guard soldiers from 206 units comprise trail America: The 328th Engineer Company from "It was a challenge, but when you see the smiles on the one team effort taking part in the expanded NEW Northfield, N.J., was given the mission of building a the faces of the children, you know it was all worth it," HORIZONS. school at San Jose Caben, a mountainous suburb of said 2nd Lt. John Coppola. The training value of NEW Some 7,850 Army Reserve soldiers, on annual trainSan Marcos, Guatemala. HORIZONS is enormous, as is the high morale and esing rotations, are or will be participating between Feb"The people of San Jose Caben are holding school prit de corps developed by the troops and units who ruary and August 1999 for their children in their homes," said 1st Lt. Matthew participate in this mission. These soldiers represent 34 states and Puerto Rico Murphy, 328th Executive Officer. "They needed this Of even greater importance, however, may he the from over 110 Army Reserve units and 11 Regional school, and we intended to make it happen." goodwill generated among the citizens of Central Support Commands. Such an undertaking is indicative To make it happen, the company had to move a road America by the citizen-soldiers of the Army Reserve.

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~Ij~News Tropic Times7 S News Jn 5 197 Inactivation Ceremony Airmen inactivate 24th Transportation Squadron at Howard Air Force Base Farewell also held for 24th.Transportation Squadron commander story by Tina Summerton Tropic Times Staff HOWARD AFB -During a dual ceremony held at the 24th Transportation Squadron Compound June 18, the 24th Wing inactivated the 24th Transportation s e Squadron and bid farewell to Maj. Denise Lengycl, the squadron's commander. Distinguished guests included Col. Roger Corbin, 24th Wing commander, Col. Robert Jensik, vice Wing commander, Col.Terrance O'Neil, Medical Group commander and Col. Augustus Mays Jr., Logistics Group commander. The guest speakers for the event were Mays and Lengyel. In both speeches they noted the rich history and re cent accomplishments of the 24th Transportation Squadron. In 1949, the 24th Motor Vehicle Squadron at Clark AFB in the Republic of the Philippines was activated. It was inactivated in 1954. The squadron was called back into service as the 24th Transportation Squadron on Nov. 30, 1967 at Howard AFB. Since then the 24th Transportation Squadron provided exceptional transportation support for the wing and aircrews, vehicle and heavy equipment repair and Senior Airman Jeremy Moore passenger travel and cargo movement. Master Sgt. Sheldon Sheffield, 24th Transportation Squadron first sergeant (center), extends his Also, during their service here in Panama, they also unit guidon and Col. Gus Mays, 24th Logistics Group commander (left), presides as Maj. Denise received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and the Lengyel, 24th Transportation Squadron commander, prepares to case the squadron flag during Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for Operation Just inactivation ceremonies June 18th at Howard AFB. Cause. They also received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for their support in counter-drug operations. "The transition just happened and it happened beaubehind, but the legacy of a lifetime. After noting the historical significance of the squadtifully. Not a single distinguished visitor run was Transportation will continue at Howard here for ron, Mays went on to speak highly of Lengyel, the dropped, the vehicle in commission rate increased and some time to come. Actually a transporter will probably squadron's commander. support to the geographically separated units never falbe one of the last persons to leave Howard AFB. "Her footprints can be found in the implementation tered," Lengyel said. "Indeed I pledge to you that a transporter will be of AMC waivers to move people and pets on AMC airAlthough this was Lengyel's last official act as comhere to the very end providing vehicle maintenance and craft to the establishment of an Air Force personal mander of the 24th Transportation Squadron, she will movement of people and things," Mays said. property counseling office to 100 percent Quality Asbe remembered, according to surance Evaluation visits. She has insured that over Mays, for her well run, lean, 8,400 Air Force personnel have moved to other locaefficient customer support tions worldwide," Mays said. sensitive organization. Within the first two months of Lengyel's tour, the Lengyel went on to thank squadron transitioned from a force of 144 military memthe squadron for their dediZ bers and 13 civilians to a force of 72 military members cation, integrity, and the and 85 civilians, all done with no time for training or mastery of their trade. She "getting up to speed." Lengyel contributed her success reminded them that they are to her airmen, NCOs and civilians, not just leaving a furled flag Major Denise L. Lengyel assumed command of the 24th Transportation Squadron on July 18, 1997. Prior to this assignment, she was a student at the Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. Her previous assignments also include a special duty assignment at the 4 U.S. Air Force Academy, Col.; a logistics crossflow assignment into aircraft maintenance; a staff tour at Headquarters Military Airlift Command; a masters degree tour at the Air Force Institute of Technology; and tours in both surface and air transportation. Following her assignment in Panama, Maj. Lengyel will assume command of the 7th TransportaS-enoAirn Jere-y Col. Gus Mays, 24th Logistics Group commander (left) and Maj. Denise tion Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas. Lengyel, 24th Transportation Squadron commander (right), handle the guidon during the squadron's inactivation ceremony.

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Tropic Times ~j re~ 8 June25, Briefly Upcoming ceremonies Due to commercial airline schedule changes, the Tocumen shuttle will only pickup passengers at Building 708 on Howard Air Force Base. Also, Fort Clayton has added a shuttle bus leaving the Fort The 24th Civil Engineer Squadron Change of ComClayton Valent Rec. Center and the Guest House for those PCSing. To make reservations call 288-4202/ mand Ceremony will be at 8 am. Tuesday at the Civil 4206; 7:30 a.m. -5 p.m. or stop by Building 518 on Fort Clayton. Reservations must be made 3 days in Engineer Compound. The 24th Mission Support advance. Squadron Change of Command Ceremony will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Tropic Breeze Club. The 24th Outboundflight Medical Support Squadron Change of Command Ceru d Depart Howard Arrive Tocumen Depart Tocumen emony will be at 3 p.m. July 14 at the Tropic Breeze Arrive Building 708 Club. 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. Dial direct to JTF-BRAVO 6:30 a.m. 6:40 a.m. 8 a.m. 8:10 a.m. Effective immediately, telephone dialing to JTF10:30 a.en. 10:40 a.m. noon 1:15 P.M. BRAVO at Soto Cano AB from Panama changes. The current telephone direct dialing from Panama 280-xxxx Inbound flights Arrive Tocumen Depart Tocumen Arrive Building 708 ceases and DSN telephone access via CONUS comDepart Howard mences. Users must have CONUS DSN access. Dial 5 P.M. 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 9:15 P.M. '8' access to reach the existing JTF-B DSN numbers in 7:45 p.m. 9 p.m. 10:15 P.M. 11:30 p.m. use. The prefix is 312-449-xxxx. All existing extension numbers remain unchanged. For more information, call 6:30 a.m. 285-6912. 10:30 a.m. Depart clayton Arrive Fort Clayton Depart Fort Clayton USARSO Finance closure Valent Rec Center Guest House Guest House Arrive Tocumen All customer service areas of the USARSO Finance and Accounting Office will be closed July 2 for a Day 3:30 a.m. 3:45 a.m. 4 a.m. 5 a.m. ofNo Scheduled activities and July 5 in observance of 5:15 a.m. 5:30 a.m. 5:45 a.m. 7 a.m. Independence Day. The Finance on-call NCO can be 9:45 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:15 a.m. noon contacted through the EOC at 288-7105/6556 for emergency service. For more information, call Master Sgt. Lozada at 288-5319. Ann on e ts Fire Department phone numbers Official mail delivery service ends information, call Staff Sgt. Mark Stagray or Manuel Gonzalez The new telephone numbers for the Howard AFB The 24th Communications Squadron, Base Information at 284-7219 or 284-7220. Fire Department are 284-7380/7381. The emergency Transfer System, will stop all delivery service of official Forms required to leave country number remains the same, 119. mail Aug. 27. The BITS Office will relocate to Building All members and their families who depart from Tocumen 711 on Aug. 30. All organizations will be required to International Airport are required to have SOUTHCOM Form SFS commander relocates pickup their mail from Building 711 until base closure is 4, Certificate of Exemption from the Passenger Service Fee. In The 24th SFS Commander's Office is now located complete. For more information, call the BITS Office at addition, if there are any changes to the original port call date, in Building 723. The orderly room will also be moving 284-3010. SOUTHCOM Form 5, Travel Authorization, is required. Afto that location. The new number is 284-3415/3419. ter receiving orders, everyone should report to their orderly Housing Office hours extended room with a copy of orders in hand to be issued the needed Army shuttle bus changes The Fort Clayton Housing Office will he open 7 am. -forms. For more information, call unit orderly rooms. The Transisthmian Shuttle Bus (Atlantic to Pacific 5:30 p.m. Mondays -Fridays and 8 a.m. -noon Saturdays. and return) is terminated. The following bus stops are Scheduled pre-final and final housing inspections and assignEFMP Program eliminated from the Pacific local schedule; Cocoi, Maments to set-aside housing will be conducted until 2 p.m. on AR 608-75, chapter 2, para 2-1, b, 1, the following personrine Barracks, Rodman, Camp Rousseau and Building Saturdays. This schedule will stay in effect until further nonel must be screened prior to PCS: family members PCSing 228 Howard PAX Terminal. The Pacific local shuttle tice. from OCONUS to OCONUS, family members PCSing from bus will start at the Howard Air Force Base Main U.S. to overseas, and family members already enrolled in Gate. For more information, call 285-5682/5957/5301/ EFMP. NOTE: Family members PCSing to CONUS do not 6241. Yard sale signs still available need to be screened. For more information, call 288-6365 Yard sale signs are still available for use by MFH occuMonday, Wednesday, Friday and 288-6695 Tuesday and Federal Employees' Open Season pants even though the Self-Help Store is closed. Signs will be Thursday. Questions and concerns can be addressed to Sgt. For the first time since 1993, the Federal Employavailable from I -4 p.m. on Fridays from the B4 Housing 1st Class Agueda at 288-6268. ees' Group Life Insurance Program is having an unreMaintenance Office. For more information call 284-3517 or stricted open enrollment period through June 30. No .284-4467. New Army installation access lDs action is necessary on your part if you want to keep your present life insurance coverage. If you are eligible Effective midnight July 31, all locally issued docuand wish to enroll or if you want to change your covMilitary Sealift Deactivation ments allowing access to U.S. Army installation and areas erage, you must submit a completed FEGLI 99 Open The Military Sealift Command will be holding a Deactiof coordination are no longer valid for access. The only Enrollment Period Election Form-RI 76-27 to 24th vation Ceremony 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Bohio Rancho exceptions are DoD and DA documents issued locally; MSS/DPCL by June 30. If you have not received Grande at Jarman Field, Fort Clayton. Uniform is Summer such as military and dependent ID cards. Those individuals your open season information pamphlet, please call White for USN, Class B for other services and casual for ciand organizations with a legitimate requirement for access 284-5545. vilians. For more information, call Lt. Maher at 285-6489. after July 31 need to apply for and procure new access passes prior to Aug. 1. The new installation passes are Howard Photo Lab closure New Housing Office procedures available now and can be used for access beginning today. Effective Thursday the Photo Lab at Howard will be The 24th Civil Engineer Squadron's Housing-Office will Procedures to obtain the new passes have not changed with closed. Anyone needing passport photos should call for operate in Building 2, at the south end of the CES main buildone exception. Individual passes for domestic help will rean appointment now. For more information, call 284ing behind the Howard Commissary. All walk-in customers quire approval for the Commandant prior to issuance. For 3212. will be handled at the existing industrial customer service area more information, call Sgt. Ist Class Kewley at 288-5913. in Building 2. In addition, the Housing Office operating Outdoor Rec NAF sale hours will be 7:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Mondays -Fridays for walkSecurity badges Outdoor RecNAF sale i customers, and I -4:30 p.m. by appointment only. To Scrt The Outdoor Recreation Center is holding a NAF sale make an appointment, call 284-3301. Remember to carry your USARSO security badge with 9 a.m. -1 p.m. July 10, Aug. 7 and Sept. 18 in the parkyou at PCS time. The procedures for access to restricted ing lot of Building 714 at Howard. Items will be sold on Army promotion board .areas, in effect in Building 95, Fort Clayton, will be used a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call A selection board will convene on July 26 to consider lieuin Building 390, Fort Buchanan. This applies only to perOutdoor Recreation at 284-6107. tenant colonels for promotion to colonel. Officers eligible for sonnel relocating to Puerto Rico that possess a permanent consideration have the following Active Duty dates of Rank: photo USARSO security badge. If you received your perNew SACA bus schedule Above-the-Zone July 1, 1994 and earlier; Promotion Zone manent USARSO security badge from the USARSO Badge Based on a survey conducted by the SACA manageJuly 2, 1994 -May 1, 1995; Below-the-zone May 2, 1995 -Office and are not relocating to Puerto Rico, turn in your ment, a decision to cut back service to the Howard Aug. 1, 1996. For more information, call 288-4656/4321. badge at out-processing time. For more information, call AFB -Panama City line was recently made on June Ms. White at 288-3512/3513. 10. Management advises that the schedule is subject No more surface mail after Aug. 31 to change without notice. Monday -Friday departures Effective Aug. 31, the surface mail service to the Panama Panama Veterans to Howard from the SACA Terminal in Panama City APOs will be terminated. The containerized mail that norAn e-mail discussion list has been started for all Panama will be as follows: 4:30, 5:20, 5:40, 6, 6:20, 6:45, 7:30, mally takes about two to four weeks to get to Panama will Veterans. This list is for anyone military or civilian who has 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.; 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3, stop. This form ofmail brings items in at a cheap rate that is been a part ofthe U.S. Forces in Panama. To subscribe, sim3:30, 4, 4:30, 5:30, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday identical to the SAM rate; it's normally called Parcel Post or ply go to lhttp://www.onelist.com/subscribe/PanamaVets. departures to Howard from the SACA Terminal in fourth class mail. Airmen have traditionally processed two Panama City will be as follows: 6, 6:45, 7:30, 9, 10:30 containers of this mail per week. Each container bring Humanitarian service Medal roughly 300 pieces of mail at about 9,000 pounds apiece. a.m. and noon; 1, 1:30, 3, 4:30, 6 and 7 p.m. The average transit time is two to four weeks. The Humanitarian Service Medal will be awarded for those Kobbe pickup point closes personnel assigned to the Ecuador El Nifo Disaster Relief EfThe U.S. Army Laundry and Dry Cleaning service Two postal-free codes in Panama fort. The aard has been approved for those service members pickup U.i. art B u d y ing 801 Fort Ko viiicose c Postage-free intertheater M ilitary Postal Service is only who provided humanitarian assistance and were assigned to pickup point at Building 80 Fort Kobbe will close available to and from the 34001 (Howard) and 34004 the operation from May 9 -24, 1998. For more information. Thursday. Any unclaimed items beyond this date will (Clayton) codes. These are the last Air Post Office codes left call 1st Lt. Gillespie or Mrs. Wilson-Carrasco at 288-6655/ be sent to Building 876 Curundu. in Panama. All other locations require postage. For more 4155.

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Tropic Times 9 Briefly June25,1999 More rief .Hospita[ Briefs. Military Personnel Flight relocates Army dental records Separating and retiring airmen The Howard Military Personnel Flight will relocate The Dental Clinic at Fort Clayton will close The Howard Physical Exams and Standards Element today to the first floor of Building 707, just above the Wednesday. Patients need to pick up their dental will he discontinuing military medical examination serHlosward Community Center Airmen expect to be up and records prior to this date. Active-duty members' vices on Wednesday. If you plan to separate or retire at running by Monday at the ness location in front of the records not picked up prior to this date will be sent the end ofthis assignment, please get with the appropriFamily Support Center Office suites. The new MPF to the HQ Commandant's Office for pickup prior to ate Personnel Office to obtain the necessary examination numbers Wsill he: Outhound Assignments. 284-4347/ toteH ComnatsOfcfopikppirt atPesnlOfceoohinheeesryexiain 5010 Reports, Decorations and everything e se: 284PCSing. Retirees and family members' records not authorization requests. For further information, please 3865: and tax is 284-6552. Walk-in hours sill remain se picked up will be retained at the Howard Dental contact Master Sgt. Leonel Justo at 284-6343 or 284same: Monday, Tuesday and Friday from I -3:30 p.m. Clinic until Aug. 31. Any records of family mem6155. and Wednesday from I -3 p.m. Appointment times are bers-or retirees remaining after Aug. 31 will be sent Howard reduces services 7:15 a.m. -I p.m. For more information, please call 284to the military medical records repository. Contact 3241. the dental clinics at Fort Clayton, 288-7551, or The Howard AFB Physical Examinations and Howard, 284-3009. Standards Element will continue to provide full services until Wedneday, then reduce to administraPuerto Rico ktive.services until July 31. For more information, Anyone shipping household goods to Puerto Rico and Sickplease call 284-6343 or 284-6155. who has already processed their shipment needs to go to The 24th Medical Group Primary Care Clinic Room 214, 2nd Floor of the Transportation Office, and at Building 519 on Fort Clayton continues with Clayton Physical Exams closure see your shipment counselor to sign a limited power of the redeployment. Due to both the decreasing The Fort Clayton Physical Examinations and Stanattorney. This limited POA will be used to clear your number of active duty members in Panama as dards Element has ceased all operations. The Physical Exhousehold goods through Puerto Rico Customs. Failure well as a decreasing number of clinic personnel. aminations and Standards Element at Howard will conto sign this limited POA may result in the delay of proit has become necessary to eliminate the "Early tinue to provide examination services until Wednesday ceasing your household goods shipment, or the shipment Bird" 6-9 a.m. Sick Call. The new Sick Call hours and other administrative support services until July 31. of another person if the shipment is in the same container. For more information, call Mr. Myke at 288will be 7-9 a.m. The Primary Care Clinic chedFor more information, please call Master Sgt. Leonel 6465/6759. uled appointment hours will remain unchanged Justo at 284-6343 or 284-6155. with availability from 9 a.m. -noon and I -4 p.m. As previously advertised, the Primary Care No pap smears after Wednesday Pass and ID news Clinic on Fort Clayton has a closure date of July Effective Wednesday, the 24th Medical Group will Effective Aug. 16, the ID Card Section, Ground Floor, 30. Please plan accordingly for your medical no longer perform routine pap smears. Persons requiring Building 519, will begin to process and issue manually needs, to include picking up your medical a routine pap smear can call the appointment desk at typed active duty and dependent ID Cards. All electronic records. After July 30, medical care will continue 284-3832 to schedule an appointment before Wednesissuance ofID Cards and enrollment into the DEERS for to be available at the 24th Medical Group on day. military personnel and their dependents will be proHoward AFB. If you have questions concerning ceased by mail to Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. We enour healthare, please contact TRICARE at Optometry closure coming up courage you to visit the ID Card Section and to review O e. your ID Cards if they are about to expire or will expire 288-4152/4991 or 284-6877. Routine optometry examinations will continue in Buildby Dec. 31. For Air Force and Navy personnel, your ID ing 186 at Howard AFB through Thursday. Military cards will be renewed by your service component. ConFort Clayton Clinic drawing down eyewear already ordered will continue to be dispensed untact your servicing personnel center for details. For more The services at the Fort Clayton Clinic are raptil July 9. Emergency care by referral as Well as flight mediinformation, call 288-5636. cine support for active duty troops will continue to be ofidly coming to a close. Effective July 1, these pafeared through the end ofAugust. tient care clinics will stop providing care: PediatPets in TLF rics, OB/GYN, Optometry, Mental Health, Early Orthopedic services If you have pets and wish to stay in on-base TempoDevelopment/Intervention Services and Public Orthopedic services are still available through the rary Lodging Facilities prior to your departure from Health. However, the 24th Medical Group at CHAMPUS Partnership Provider at the Hoard AFB Howard, housing has a plan for such circumstances. Four Howard AFB continues to provide a wide range of Cc unt. Juy 2p -ror atInar PFi TLF's in the Farfan area have been designated for your Clii until July 22. For more formation, call your riconvenience. You still have the option to go to off base quality healthcare services. All beneficiaries mary Care Manager. quarters, but if you wish to stay close to base, visit the should consult their provider before closure to Housing Office or call 284-6411. eliminate any disruption in their healthcare. All Physical Therapy reduces services questions should be directed to the TRICARE ofThe 24th Medical Group Physical Therapy Unusual PCS plans fices at Howard, 284-6977, or Fort Clayton, 288Clinic has reduced its services by 50 percent and The current wing-wide policy requires review of plans 4152. will close Thursday. In preparation for this reducfor any unusual PCS plans for airmen, such as driving, tion in services, clinic personnel are working closely motorcycling or boating back to the United States from Howard Physical Examinations with all providers in an effort to ensure the transiPanama. This includes review of the itinerary, route, The Howard Physical Examinations and Stantion is as painless as possible for all customers. equipment and contact plans to ensure that these movedards Element will be discontinuing periodic flyments are properly planned and the risks properly asing medical examination services on WednesPickup films sessed. Squadron commanders will approve each trip and day. If your birth month falls between now and The 24th Medical Group Radiology Departthe travelers' progress will be tracked through the Howard Command Post who will do the required Miliyour final redeployment dates, please contact the ments at Howard and Fort Clayton requests that all tary Group notifications for people as they proceed. For PESE as soon as possible to accomplish the necfilms be picked up no later than Aug. 1. After Aug. more information, contact unit supervisors. essary flying examination. For further informa1, the films will be sent to St. Louis, Mo., for stagtion, please contact Master Sgt. Leonel Justo at ing. For more information, call Capt. laycocks at Excess baggage 284-6343 or 284-6155. 284-6351. Official temporary dcuty or permanent-change-of-stiation travelers may be authorized to travel with excess baggage. The authorization is for items to accomplish a mission immediately on arrival. he orders approving official -not the TMO -grants the authorization. i o 2 Im portent notice for more information, call 284-3069. Education recordsated at the Howard Educa Community Bank Customers lion Office have been sent to outbound assignments for distribution to all active-duty members at their final As previously announced, all remaining Community Banks in Panama will be closing Aug. 27. The outprocessing briefings. The Howard Education Office is closing is a result of the Panama Canal Treaty which mandates that all U.S. troops leave Panama by the now located in Building 707, Family Support Center, for end of 1999. limited service. For more information, call 284-3 153/ Effective immediately, if you are a Community Bank account holder, you should move your banking 5650/4347/3865/5860 and the FAX number is 284-6552. relationship to another financial institution to ensure you do not experience any interruption in direct deDRMO in Panama posit, allotment or other electronic drafts. People aWho want to buy items directly' from DRMO i All Community Bank checking and savings accounts still open as of Aug. 27 will be closed, and a Panama should go online to www.drms.com. For more incashier's check for the ending balance will be mailed to the address on record by Sept. I formation, contact Mitchell lodges at 285-5071 or A limited service facility, to be located at AAFES on Corozal, will remain open until Dec. 15 to accommhodgeswpanama.drms dla.milmodate check cashing for authorized customers. An ATM will also be located at the AAFES location. Self-Help Store items still available The limited service facility will not maintain any Community Bank personal accounts. TeSelflp Storeisclo, itm s still b A final reminder: all checks drawn on your account will be returned "account closed" if they are resibTe to get air filteis hair condioiing units asd light ceived for processing after Aug. 27. Therefore, it is imperative that the action be taken now to move your bulbs for vour home at the east end of Building 2 in the account. Customer Service Ofice. fanyone has self-help work to Your Community Bank manager will assist you in any way to facilitate a smooth transfer. If you have do. these need to submit an AF Form 332 at the CE any questions, please call Demetrio Martinez at 285-4005. Customer Service desk.

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Sports Page 10 Fort Clayton and Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama June 25, 1999 Serving the Joint Community 6 Golf tournament slated for July 5 Air Force A tennis tournament is scheduled for today and Saturday at the Wing Tennis Court. For more information call 284-3451. The Howard Fitness Center is sponsoring a 5K Fun Run July 3 at 6:30 a.m. T-shirts for the first 100 finishers. The Howard Bowling Center, which is scheduled to close July 30, is offering a Redeployment Special which is three free games per customer during operating hours. For more information, call 284-3451. The Howard Bowling Center is hosting a NAF Sale July 10 from 8 a.m. to noon. Open to ID Card holders only. For more information call 284-1490. Free aerobics classes are held at Fore! 5:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. Mondays, The Horoko Golf Course is hosting a four-person Wednesdays and Fridays. Also at scramble Red, White and Blue Golf Tournament 4:45 p.m. Mondays -Fridays. For July 5, with the shotgun start at 8 a.m. The $25 more information, call the HFSC. fee includes green fee, cart and lunch. Golfers For more information on Air can make up their own teams or sign up indiForce sports, call the Howard Fitvidually. Prizes will be gift certificates from the ness Sports Center at 284-3451. Pro Shop. Sign up for this tournament at the Horoko Golf Shop by June 30. For more information on the tourney, call Frank Condino at 288Armny 4208 or 288-6413 or call the Pro Shop at 283-6346. The Clayton Bowling Center features free open bowling. Center hours are Mon.-Fri. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. from noon until 8 p.m., Sundays and holidays from 3-7 p.m. Hours are subject to change as needed for parties, leagues or special events. 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. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 -10 a.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 284-3399. Step aerobics instruction is available at Reeder Fitness Center. For more information, call 288-5201. DCA Sports is hosting a 4th of Fort Clayton offers free bowling, swimming July Sports Tournament featuring the following sports: softball, basFort Clayton's Williford Pool ketball, soccer and racquetball. For and the Bowling Center now more information call 288-4713. offer free swimming and For more information on Army bowling. The swimming pool, sports call DCA Sports at 288-5610/ which is scheduled to close 3866 or the Reeder Gym at 288-4713/ Sept. 30, is open seven days 7861. a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. except Tuesdays and ThursUpcoming runs days -the Tuesday and n r s Thursday hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Isthmus Road Runners and aewn to 8hpcm The Bowling Center, which the Panama Olympic Committee are is scheduled to close June 30, sponsoring the following runs: an has the following hours of 8K run at 7 a.m. Sunday at El operation: weekdays from 11 Dorado near KFC, and a 10K run a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from at 7 a.m. at the Panama Canal Colaom n to 6 p.m., a d from leg o Jly11noon until 8 p.m., and SunV lege on ama Armed Forces days and holidays from 3 to 7 Running Association is sponsorp.m. Keep in mind, the ing 2, 3 and,5-mile runs 7 a.m. Bowling Center hours are July 17 at the Fort Clayton Pedessubject to change as needed trian Gate. for parties, leagues or special For more information on upcomevents. For more information, ing runs, call Allen Jones at 288call the Bowling Center at 3310. 288-5466 or Williford Pool at 288-6660.

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FeatureTropic Times F~i~Iu~t"PJune 25, 1999 4"Acouresy Allan Small (left) stands with his son Roberto who works in Corozal. Small started working as a tailor on Fort Clayton in 1930 when he was just 12 years old. Small now works in Building 519. He recently shared his experiences, joys and philosophy of life. 'When men have done their vety best, archangels can do no more' Small celebrates 69 years on Fort Clayton States. I have devoted my life to study. That's one thousands of people here in Panama. I'm sure if I go story by Sgt. Tywanna Gordon of the reasons I remained so close to the governto the states one or two will touch me on the TropIc T/MesAss/Stant Editor ment schools in Paraiso and Red Tank. I've always shoulder and say 'Hey, that's Allan Small"' been interested in attaining knowledge," he said. Small has several vivid memories of his time here FORT CLAYTON -Have you ever met someone Small noted that he comes from a very strong working on Fort Clayton, but a few memories stand for the first time and you realize that it was truly family background, and his parents were very out the most. fate? No, I'm not talking about love at first sight, serious about him taking advantage of his educa"I met President Dwight D. Eisenhower when he but a person who offers their wisdom, knowledge tion. "My father was a great man and I learned a lot visited Panama and it was a very joyous occasion," and experience to you. Someone who forces you to from him. He was born in Jamaica and later moved he said. He also met Charles A. Lindbergh, the first realize the many opportunities we all have. That's to Europe," he said while he began to reminisce. aviator to make a solo, nonstop, transatlantic flight exactly how I felt when I met Allan Small who works "He was in Europe under the command of in 1927. Small also remembered an earthquake that in Building 519 on Fort Clayton. Winston Churchill as a police officer. Now this was shook Panama. This was about 25 years ago, he For those of you who don't know Small, if before Winston Churchill became a Sir. At that time said. you've ever visited Building 519 you just police officers were requested to serve during the "I remember this building (Building 519) shook can't miss him. He's the person everyIback and forth." And his most recent kudos one knows. He greets everyone with a "I have worked diligently on Fort Clayton for many is the Allan Small Fitness Center, which was friendly smile and a special thought for dedicated to him about two years ago. The they But atd e special years. I have been very fortunate to be able to assimIfitness center is located in Building 519 on about Small is that he began working for late. I've seen them all and taken care of them all. I've the fifth floor. the U.S. military in Panama in 1930 when met thousands of people here in Panama. I'm sure if Small admits that he has received numerous he was 12 years old, and he's been awards over the years, but he has received hw asking 12ersn. oI go to the states one or two will touch me on the so much that awards just can't represent. working ever since. "Fort Clayton was nothing like what it shoulder and say 'Hey, that's Allan Small."' "I speak with the greatest of all joy of what is today," Small said as he began to play Allan Small I've accomplished here. Without the efforts back time. "If they had 10 cars it was of the great Americans, it could not have plenty. Mules were used for transportation back in construction of the canal for security and protecbeen possible. I want to thank the United States for the 1930s. And they were kept right near Fort tion. Winston Churchill sent 30 of his police all it has bestowed on me. The opportunities that Clayton's Front Gate. If you look to the left of the officers and my father was among them. My father have been afforded to others and me is without gate, you can still see the area that was fenced off." came to this country and made a name for himself. comment. We all have received a good education A native of Panama, Small began working at He never tried to fool anyone; he was honest to the from the U.S. I've always been interested in attainBuilding 95 as a tailor making soldier uniforms. core. ing knowledge and whatever I have received I have "I've sewed for hundreds and hundreds of people Now my mother did not have a lot of education, given back five times more. here. I was 12, almost 13 years old, when I started but she was the mistress of common sense. That's Awards are something, but when humanity working for the 33rd Infantry. I used to make three where I get all my common sense from," he said learns the essence of life, they can't go wrong. I've pants and four shirts a day. You get to love the with a smile. always beseeched my seven children to do the best work you do and it becomes a real accomplishAfter working at Building 95, Small began to they can for as long as they are able to do it. Low ment," he said. work at Building 519 where he has served for a and behold, they may never get an opportunity to At that time, Small was a very busy young man. lifetime. repeat this again." Not only did he work for the 33rd Infantry, but he "I have worked diligently on Fort Clayton for Small went on to explain that education is very also attended the Canal Zone American Schools many years. I have been very fortunate to be able important and people should dedicate themselves located in Paraiso. to assimilate. I've seen them all and taken care of to attaining knowledge at all costs. "Whatever you "I graduated from school in 1931 and I was very them all." pursue, do it well. When men have done their very fortunate to receive an education from the United He tilted his head with a smile and said, "I've met best, archangels can do no more."

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Tropic Times June 25, 1999 SCN daily news broadcasts, seen here in tne television studio, will cease as of Thursday as part of the drawdown and closure process. SON's historic run coming to an end story by Spc. Kenneth K. Rockett unplugged computer systems, Wareing said that had a chance to work with a lot of great people," Tropic Times Staff what isn't being used has been packed, shipped out Anderson said. "It's been a great opportunity. I'm In April 1941, what was then known as the Coast or destroyed -such as thousands of vinyl records always going to remember this place." Artillery Command, was authorized to provide a and video beta tapes with television and movie Although SCN Channel 8 will continue to provide low-power, tactical radio frequency to transmit programs that were aired throughout the years programming through October, the SCN newscasts news, sports and music to U.S. military personnel in (SCN had the largest video library in AFRTS.) will cease Thursday when the unit deactivates. On remote locations in Panama. Wareing, who has been with SCN since January that day the final newscast will be aired at 6 and 10 Now, 58 years later, that one humble radio 1994 said it's going to be a tough day when he p.m on Channel 8, and at 6:30 p.m. a special 45 transmission has become what everyone in Panama finally has to say goodbye to what has been a large minute SCN historical piece called All Good Things knows as the Southern Command Network, part of his life. will air. SCN radio broadcasts will continue until the providing "information you can count on" with "It's going to be a very sad moment," Wareing last U.S. military personnel leave Panama. both radio and television boadcasts to all U.S. said. "SCN is really a part of me, Armed Forces personnel and family members with everything I have learned stationed in Panama. during my time here and everyBut with the imminent closure and transfer of thing that has happened. It's all U.S. military sites as agreed upon in the pulling me apart to see everyPanama Canal Treaty of 1977, SCN, located in thing being taken down." Building 209 on Fort Clayton is pulling the plug Other long-time members of on their historic run. the SCN team, including Staff SCN is formally deactivating in a closing Sgt. Jeffrey Anderson, NCOIC ceremony Thursday at Building 209 saying of television operations, share goodbye to the viewers and the nation of which some of Wareing's feelings of they have been a part for so long. having a hard time letting a good And like anywhere one goes these days, the thing go. Anderson himself was signs of closure are undeniable at SCN. SCN assigned to SCN throughout radio, as an example, used to originate from a Operation Just Cause and state-of-the-art studio inside Building 209. Now, returned to serve at SCN several broadcasts originate from a mobile van outside of years later. SCN because much of the studio equipment has "It's sad. Just for the plain already been shipped out. and simple fact that I've had a "We've been slowly tearing things down here," long history here. I've seen a lot said Staff Sgt. Patrick Wareing, NCOIC, SCN of people come in these doors courtesy studio operations. Surrounded by boxes and and walk out these doors, and SCN, Building 209, Fort Clayton. SCN Milestones and Achievements *Began radio broadcasting in 1941 --joined Armed Forces Radio Service and moved to <1 present location in 1943. #First television station in Panama, 1956; began full color broadcasting in 1975. *In 1979 became the pilot station for AFRTS's worldwide satellite network. A *In 1987 SCN operations expanded to include the AFRTS facility at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. *Operation Just Cause, 1989, saw SCN providing critical news and information updates to the DoD community and was the only media organization to cover the swearing in of Panma's new democratically elected president SCN became the first AFRTS network to receive a campaign streamer. *ln 1990 cable Channel 14 (cost: $4.9 million) signed-on making SCN the only two-channel network in ARTS. *In 1991 SCN coverage of earthquake liefefforts inCostaRicasultedinaHmaniran Service Award. *For Operation Safe Haven, 1994, SCN had the only video of the Safe Haven riots which was released to news organizations worldwide. SCN awarded Joint Meritorious Unit Award. *In January 1997, SCN became first AFRTS three channel network by otTering NewSports satellite television programming. oIn March 1997 SCN goes to four television channels by adding he Spectrum service. Recent Awards: Best Radio News in DoD (1994), Best Engineers in Army Broadcasting Service .(1994), Best Television Spot Production in DoD (1996), Best Radio and Television Promotions in SCN's once state-of-the-art radio broadcast studio has been moved to the Do(99), SCN mobile van currently located outside SCN Building 209, Fort Clayton.

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Flauta and Marimba Youth Program NAF Sale The National Association of Concert The Howard Youth Center is hosting The 24th Services Squadron is hostis hosting the presentation of David their last Summer Program for kids ing a NAF Sale 8 a.m. -noon July 10 at Fedele, Flauta and Makoto Nakuna, Maright up until July 30. Lots of fun and the Howard Air Force Base Bowling rimba 8 p.m. at the La Huaca Theater, educational activities are scheduled for Center. Everything is going. Bring some Atlapa Convention Center. Tickets are the children ages 5 to 12. Children must money, family, and friends, and enjoy available at Argosy, Allegro, and at the be registered in order to participate in this sale that the squadron is putting on Association. For more information, call the program. For more information, call for you. Sale open to ID card holders. 214-7236. the Youth Center at 284-4700. For more information, call 284-4190. ro pictivities June 25, 1999 Fort Clayton and Howard Air Force Base, Republic of Panama Page BI Serving the Joint Community SUMMIT 901TANICAL GARDENS A#VZ story and photos by Charlie McElroy Tropic Times Staff GAMBOA -Summit Botanical Gardens is more than a beautiful expanse of rolling hills, lush tropical vegetation, and fantastic hiking trails. The Summit is the home of the largest zoo in Panama and the region. It's a real challenge for a visitor to try and decide which -"""t animal was the favorite, the weirdest, the most beautiful or exotic, but one of the main attractions is the Harpy Eagle Aviary. The aviary has an observation area where visitors can appreciate watching these magnificent birds. There's also an interactive learning center where one can learn what is known about this rare bird. With a wing span of seven feet, the Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) is the largest eagle in the world. These birds of prey can glide into a triple canopied forest and glide back out a howler monkey, or a sloth, or other large arboreal mammals. From the observation area, you are never more than 50 feet from these regal creatures. And, from the animal rights point of view, the aviary closely resembles the eagles' natural habitat where it dominates the tropical lowland forests of Central and South America. The Harpy Eagle is on the list of endangered species 7 because of forest fragmentation, destruction of nesting sites, and shooting. The population of the eagle is unknown, but only 27 confirmed nests have been found since 1992. The Peregrine Fund World Center for Birds of Prey, located in Idaho, has been searching for ways to increase the eagle population. In 1998, the first Harpy Eagle to be hatched in captivity was released into the wilds of Soberania National Park adjacent to the Summit. Parents of this eagle are from Panama and Ecuador and are on loan to ; The Peregrine Fund. Only ten eagle chicks have hatched in captivity and five of those have since been released in the (Above) Harpy Eagles at park. The Harpy Eagle is Panama's national bird. the Summit Gardens Aviary Scientists want to study the Harpy Eagle in the wild to and Observation Center determine what role it plays in conserving the ecosystem. where one can watch this Captured birds are released and tracked by satellite transmagnificient bird, the largmitters, radios and ARGOS satellites. est eagle in the world. You can enjoy a terrific, relaxing day at the Summit by heading out toward Gamboa from Fort Clayton. It's about a 20 minute drive along the road that parallels the Panama Canal. The Summit is just before you reach Gamboa. It's well marked, you can't miss it. Be sure to take along a camera to photograph some of the other animals, like crocodiles, giant tapirs, jaguar, havalina, and mano gordas. There are many fine places to sit and relax, so take a picnic lunch too. For more information you can call the Summit Reception Office at 232-4854. (Clockwise from left) Spider monkeys, parrots, the Central American Jaguar, crocodiles, and the mysterious monkey of the night. 3't / 5 7.'

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Tropic Times Notices Air Force cated in the interior of Panama. El Valle's El Valle shopping and sight-seeMake early reservations for tours: Forcealush vegetation, colorful flowers, watering 7 a.m. -4 p.m. July 4, $14. Travel Visit historic Panama City *Outdoor Recreation: 284-6107 falls, ancient Indian pet-roglyphs and by bus to the beautiful mountains of founded in 1506 and destroyed and ToursdepartfromHoward'I-eater. cooler temperatures make it one of El Valle, a sleepy village in an extinct sacked by pirate Henry Morgan. Tour Crocodile photo safari 8 -11I p.m. Saturday, $40. Spend the evening Panama's popular tourist attractions. volcano basin. Enjoy shopping in the Casco Viejo founded in 1676 and watching crocodiles on this evening Jungle canopy tour 7 a.m. -5 p.m. the native market and purchase reminiscent of its Spanish and French adventure. Trained guides will capture Sunday, $55. Get a unique view of the handicrafts such as soapstone carvheritage. Stop at San Jose Church to the crocodile, giving everyone the jungle's canopy on this exciting tour. ings, bateas, baskets, native fruits, see their Golden Altar, the National chance to take pictures. Don't forget You will traverse from cable to cable vegetables and beautiful tropical Theater, Las Bovedas enjoy live music insect repellent, your camera, flash through the jungle tops, just like the plants and flowers. Fridays and Saturdays and the French light and rain gear. monkeys do. This adventure features a restaurant 7 p.m. Mondays -Fridays, Isla Grande snorkeling trip 7 a.m, canopy tour of El Chorro Macho in El and the new Canal Museum. -4 p.m. Saturday, $22/person. Isla Valle. Army Isla Grande 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Grande is known as the Diamond of Panama Museums tour 9 a.m. -3 p.m. *Outdoor Recreation Center: 288Stop at Portobelo to see the Black the Atlantic, located 75 miles from July 2 $10. This tour of Panama's pro7355/6453 Christ. Panama City and 29 miles from the city vides you with an opportunity to learn Reservations for outings are under El Valle 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Enjoy of Colon. It has abundant vegetation more about the culture, art, history, and way at Building 178, Fort Clayton. shopping in the native market which is and a beautiful white sand beach with the fauna and flora of this wonderful Snorkel/dive Isla Grande Saturday. only open on Sundays. You'll be able a variety of colorful fish that can be country. Visit El Valle Sunday and Sunday. to purchase handicrafts such as soapseen in the surrounding coral reels. Ecological Canal tour 9:30 a.m. -5 Nestled in the green mountain of the stone carvings, bateas, and pottery. El Parara Puru Indian village tour 8 p.m. July 2, $60. Don't miss this unique province of Coefl is El Valle de Ant1n, Valle's lush vegetation, colorful flowa.m. -4 p.m. Saturday and July 4, $22. tour of the Las Americas Interoceanic a resort town which has become an imers and waterfalls make it one of the Take a cayuco ride along the Chagres National Park. Includes a boat ride along portant jewel in Panama's ecotourism most popular tourist attractions in River to visit the unique Parara Puru the Panama Canal and Gatun Lake and a treasure chest. Panama. Enjoy lunch at Hotel Indian community and experience their visit to a Chocoe Indian village. The Mamoni overnight trip is availCampestre. social lifestyle and witness their primiPeacock bass fishing trip 5 a.m. -2 able. Includes a two-hour drive into Shopping tour 9 a.m. -4 p.m. tive customs dating back 500 years. p.m. July 3, $25. Join us for a super day Chepo and a three-hour horseback ride. Thursday. Visit Central Avenue, El Bring a sack lunch and don't forget of fishing near Arenosa Village on Enjoy typical food, rustic sleeping acDorado and Los Pueblos shopping the camera. Gatun Lake. Bring your own fishing gear, commodations and activities. Not meant malls, the most popular shopping El Valle horseback riding trip 7 lunch and refreshments. We provide for the mild at heart. For more informaarea in town. a.m. -4 p.m. Sunday, $24. Ride a horse transportation, boat with guide, bait, ice tion, call the center. Carlson Wagonlit offers the lowest and explore the countryside in El and coolers for fish. Fish cleaning is *Valent Recreation Center: 288military air fares, hotel, car rental disValle, the beautiful mountain valley loavailable. 6500 counts and more, call 288-7077. to the 24th Support Group deputy Air Force commander at least four working. *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 hours: 7:30 a.m. -7 p.m. Mondays -Check out the wide variety of Fridays, noon -6 p.m. Saturdays, equipment for rent, camping, fishing closed Sundays and holidays and and boating, home entertainment, noon -6 p.m. down days. home improvement, outdoor, picnic The Frame Shop will be closed on and party, sports and cooking equipJuly 10. ment for a minimal fee daily, weekend Graphics Shop relocation. The and weekly rental. PCSing? If so, get Graphics Shop will move to Building $5 off weekly and monthly rentals on 707 on July 16. TVs, VCRs and TV/VCR combos. *Howard Skills Development Must be accompanied by orders. -Center: 284-6361 Rent a mountain bike for a month or The Balloon Shop is located in week and receive a free water bottle. the Skills Development Center, Building 711. Check our daily specials and Army make someone smile. The Skills De*Valent Recreation Center: velopnment Center now has the Bal288-6500 loon Shop and Pack-N-Wrap with Private tours for 10 -15 people gifts, balloons and wrappings for can be arranged. Advance reservar S shipping for all occasions. tions and payment required for any Courtesy) *Outdoor Adventures: 284-6107 tours listed or other local tours. The Pifias Bay Rent Howard bohios and pools for center also provides music rooms, This is a paradise sliced from the side of a mountain and surrounded private parties or squadron funcmovies on weekends, slot machine, by a jungle rich with wildlife and tropical flora, located a 150 miles tions. If you wish to serve alcohol, pool tables, ping pong tables and South of Panama City. you must submit a letter of request rental service. ~AAir Force Army +Fort Clayton Arts and Crafts *Howard Skills Development Center: 288-5957/7360 Center: 284-6361 Center closed Wednesday. You New hours of operation 10 a.m. have a few days to enjoy its last -4 p.m. Tuesdays -Saturdays. services. Patrons are requested to The center accepts commercial clear their wood and multicraft credit cards. projects. Registration and payment are Drawing and acrylic painting 2 required before attending classes. -4 pin. Sundays and 7 -9 p.m. Classes will be cancelled 24 hours Wednesdays. Watercolor and oil (Courtesy) prior if minimum participation is painting techniques 7 -9 p.m. Mi Pueblito not met. Thursday. Painting supplies are Visit Mi Pueblito on Ancon Hill and enjoy comfortable atmosphere in the Frame Shop will close on July rot included in the ce. Register in style of the central provinces. For more information, call your Outdoor 10. advance. Recreation Center.

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A L Tropic Times Notices June25, 1999 .3Y Home care for pets The Association of Friends of Animals, under the direction of Frank and Olga Gaitin, is a nonprofit d Organization in Panama City. The home is instrumental in the rescue and care of dogs, cats and other stray and abandoned animals. Are you getting ready to (Courtesy) %PCS and unable to take you pets with Nmon Ford-Livene in Concert you? This is the The Contemporary Art Museum in Ancon will host solution for you. Nmon Ford-Livene at 8 p.m. July 8. Come and enjoy For more informahis opera music. For tickets, call 239-9709 or 231tion, call 269-4010 3613. Griselda Sterling (Tropic Times) Flauta and Marimba Youth Program NAF Sale Atlapa Convention Center Howard Youth Center Bowling Center The National Association of Concert is hostThe Howard Youth Center is hosting their last The 24th Services Squadron is hosting a NAF Sale ing the presentation of David Fedele, Flauta Summer Program for kids right up until July 30. 8 a.m. -noon July 10 at the Howard Air Force Base and Makoto Nakuna, Marimba 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lots of fun and educational activities are schedBowling Center. We are selling the entire house; evthe La Huaca Theater, Atlapa Convention Cenuled for children ages 5 to 12. Children must be erything is going. Bring some money, your family and ter. Tickets are available at Argosy, Allegro or registered in order to participate in this program. friends, and enjoy this special sale that the squadron at the Association. For more information, call For more information, call the Youth Center at is putting on for you. Sale open to ID card holders 214-7236. 284-4700. only. For more information, call 284-4190. Modas ndhoidys dys MniumofSixpopsc rc cas e Air Force ter in Building 722. Vehicles cannot be left for inspections. For more in*Howard Community Center: formation, call the center at 284-3370. 284-6161 Beginner, intermediate and advanced English and Spanish g res classes. Call the center for more # Fort Clayton Boat & Scuba information. Shop: 288-7355/6453 *Howard Pool: 284-3569 The Aquacenter, Building 178, is Hours of operation: 10 a.m. -6 now closed on Sundays. p.m. Tuesday -Sunday and holiMotorboat operator course ofdays. Closed Monday. fered 8 a.m. -noon monthly. Jon boat Water Aerobics 8:30 -9:30 a.m. certification, for Boston Whaler/ Tuesday and Thursdays, $2/ ocean certification. Advance reserclass, call for more information. vations required. As part of the drawd Howard Auto Skills Center: down plans, there is no fee charge 284-3370 for the Motorboat Operators' course. The Auto shop is closed Gatun Lake fishing charters Thursday. available, $30/person, minimum of Hours: I a.m. 7 p.m Tuesdays three people, includes Jon boat w/ -Thursdays, h a.m. -6 p.m. Fri30hp, boat, guide, cooler, fishing days, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Saturday, M o tackle, bait and safety equipment. a.m. -5 p.m. Sunday and closed Open-water dive classes on MonMondays and holidays. days. Minimum of six people reVehicle resale lot: Planning to quired, Includes pool sessions, sell your car? Contact Auto Skills theory sessions and open-water at Howard. dives. Register in advance, Services: Towing I I a.m. -7 The Scuba Shop has equipment p.m. Tuesdays -Thursdays, 11 for rent, advanced instruction and a.m. -6 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. services to include repairing spear Saturdays (as long as a qualified guns, regulators and gauges. driver is on duty). If a tow extends +Auto Craft Center: beyond 5:30 p.m., there is an addiThe center is located in Buildings tional hourly charge. Air condi178-A, B, C and Building 135, Fort a.m. -5 p.m Sundays. Spanish headstart class, eight tioning repair, brakes, oil changes, Clayton closed operation WednesWheel alignment 3 -9 p.m. Monweek course, meets twice a week. tune-ups, front-end alignment and day. days, Thursdays and Fridays. Intermediate Spanish classes welding available. The shop features work-area Brake repair class I -9:30 P~mavailable. Fee includes manual. For Vehicle inspection services I I bays, electric lifts, instructions and Fridays. more information, call the center. a.m. -7 p.m. Tuesdays -Thursclasses. #Valent Recreation Center: 288Piano classes Mondays -Thursdays, I I a.m. -6 p.m. Fridays, 9 Electric engine analysis 4 -9 p.m. 6500 days, half-hour sessions. a.m. -5 p.m. Saturdays, I I a.m. -5 Mondays. New hours of operation: 9 a.m. -9 Basic English classes 10 a.m. p.m. Sundays self help and closed Air-conditioning maintenance 2 p.m. Mondays -Fridays, noon -9 12: 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mondays. Cost is $10.25. Have p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fri-. p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holiIntermediate English Mondays and your vehicle inspected at the cendays. Noon -5 p.m. Saturdays, 10 days. Register for ongoing classes. Wednesdays.

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Tropic Times B4 June 25,1999 Potpourri b Ws Saturdays -Wednesdays, 9 a.m. -9 p.m. a.m. Tuesday. Call for details. Clayton Thursdays, 9 a.m. -noon Fridays. Service Members Appreciation Day and *Cafe 519: 288-6007 Closed for lunch 1: 15 -2 p.m. daily. draft beer special all day Wednesday. Breakfast 6 -11 a.m. Mondays -Fri"A Ia Carte" Sunday breakfast 9 a.m. Pool tournament 7 p.m. Wednesday. days. Lunch 11 a.m. -2 p.m. with hot noon. Eggs-to-order, pancakes, bacon, sausage, Social hour with snack 6 -8 p.m. specials, a salad bar and sandwiches. Enomelets, fresh breads, croissants and more. Wednesday. joy a special buffet Thursdays. A Ia Carte breakfast 6 -9 a.m. Mondays Country and Western night 8 -11 p.m. *Clayton Community Club: 288-4716. -Fridays. Thursdays. The Club is now featuring a Ia carte International lunch buffet 11 a.m. -Members night and club card drawing dining 1:30 p.m. $4.95. Fridays: Southern buffet. 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Social hour reduced 5 -9 p.m. Tuesdays -Saturdays. Mondays: All American. Tuesdays: Italian. prices 4:30 -7:30 p.m. Sunday brunch 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Wednesdays: -Mexican. Thursdays: All nighters/live entertainment 9 p.m. The best deal in town, best value and best Oriental. Saturday. Open to enlisted members and their entertainment. Enjoy the hot and cold enAll ranks a Ia carte dining. 5:30 -9 p.m. guests. trees, salads, breakfast items, pastries and Wednesdays -Saturdays. A great menu with *Top 3/Officer's Lounge: 284-4189 desserts. Great food and background music. appetizers, salads, soups and entrees to Open 4 -9 p.m. Mondays -Thursdays. Lunch 1 1:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Mondays -Friplease everyone. Super social hour 5:30 -6:30 days. Treat yourself to a nice break. Breezeway open 11 a.m. -10 p.m. p.m.Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Discover Cafi 1999 5 -9 p.m. Sundays -Mondays -Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 Blue Note 7 p.m. Saturday. All ranks Saturdays. Menu includes popular treats of a.m. -11 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, 1 1a.m. welcome. the former Loop such as: buffalo wings, taco -11:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, noon -Boss and buddy night social hour 5:30 salad, burgers and a casual atmosphere, 11 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call p.m. Mondays. coupled with varied appetizers and main the Club. *Mulligan's on the Green at Horoko: courses. The Cafe will provide a great dinSteak out 2:30 -8 p.m. Sundays. 283-3295 ing alternative. *Tropic Breeze Club Ballroom Breakfast menu 6 -10 a.m.Sundays The Corral is open 7 p.m. -2 a.m. Open for special functions only. R & B 8 Saturdays. Open for lunch and dinner. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Join in p.m. -midnight Fridays. Weekly lunch and dinner 10 a.m. -8:30 p.m. for great country sounds. *Tropic Breeze Club Casual Cove: 284Mondays -Thursdays, 10 a.m. -9:30 p.m. *La Mola Cafe: 288-4202 4189. Fridays, 6 -9:30 p.m. Saturdays and 6 a.m. -8:30 Breakfast 6:30 -9:30 a.m. Mondays -FriOpen 11 a.m. -midnight Mondays, p.m. Sundays and holidays. days, 7 -11 a.m. Saturdays -Sundays; lunch Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m. -Mongolian barbecue 5:30 -8:30 p.m. 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Mondays -Fridays, 11 1:30 a.m. Fridays. Mondays, $8.95 for the first 8-ounce and $4.95 a.m. -1 p.m. Saturdays -Sundays; dinner 5 Members only Social Hour 5:30 p.m. for the vegetarian version. -8 p.m. daily. Fridays. *Cafe Seven-O-Seven-Building 707: 284Pool tournaments 6:30 p.m. Fridays. 5848 Alternative Rock and Tecno 4 -8 p.m. Enjoy freshly made sandwiches, fruit shakes Howard Variety music 8 p.m. -midnight Saturdays. and crossants. Specialty bagels and pastries. *Tropic Breeze Club-Building 710: Free juke box 11 a.m. -2 a.m. Monday. Open 6 a.m. -7 p.m. Mondays -Fridays. Noon 284-4189 Karaoke plus Late Night Disco 1 1a.m. --5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Try our deli Cashiers hours: 10 a.m. -9 p.m. midnight Monday and more Karaoke until 2 sandwiches and pastries. '54Miguel bricolo (VRC) DoD Show Presents The Golden Girls DoD Overseas Show is hosting another super presentation 'The Golden Girls' 5 -8 p.m. today at Fort Clayton Community Club and 9 -11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Howard AFB, Tropic Breeze Club. Come bring your family and friends and enjoy their rhythm like R & B, gospel music and acqapela style. Their show is very interactive with the audience.

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Movies June25 B999 Location Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Howard AFB 6:30 pm: Baby 4:30 pm: The King 4:15 pm: The Deep 7 pm: Mod Squad 7 pm: 8MM 7 pm: The Matrix 7 pm: Mod Squad 284-3583 Geniuses and I End Of The Ocean 8:30 pm: The 6:30 pm: Entrap6:30 pm: Edtv Matrix ment 8:50 pm: Life 8:40 pm: Mod Squad Fort Clayton 6:30 pm: Entrap4:30 pm: The Deep 4:30 pm: The 7 pm: The Matrix 7 pm: Life 7 pm: 8MM 7 pm: Cruel 28-29 ment End Of The Ocean King and I Intention 288-7279 8:40 pm: Mod 6:30 pm: EdtV 6:30 pm: Baby Squad 8:50 pm: Geniuses Shakespeare in 8:30 pm: Mod Love Squad 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 *V insurance investigator Catherine k Zeta-Jones posing as a formidable rival. PG-13, 1 hr, 53 min. Life Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence are two-bit criminals 0 r fr w wrongly accused of murder by a very white sheriff. From the gravesite of a t 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, 1 hr, 52 min. Mod Squad -O UlAClaire Danes, Omar Epps This updated version of the popua lar '60s t.v. series casts a younger, : Howard AFB 8 MM hipper group to fight the underground crime scene: Claire Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix Danes as Julie, Giovanni Ribisi as Pete and Omar Epps as Director Joel Schumacher casts Nicolas Cage as a seedy Line. The delinquent adolescents are given a second 6 private eye in this psychological thriller. A window discochance to redeem themselves from their crime-ridden ways 6 vers an 8-millimeter "snuff" film in her husband's safe and side with the law. R, 1 hr, 34 min. Movie (G) Thomas ("snuff" being the type of porno movie where one of the performers is killed on screen). Cage, aided by co-star Shakespeare In Love McHugh, Fred Newman : Joaquin Phoenix, investigates the underground industry to Gwyneth Paltrow, Ralph Fiennes 0 determine its origins. R, 2 hrs, 6 min. Fiennes stars as a young William Shakespeare with writers block in this Elizabethan comedy. Gwyneth Paltrow 8:30 pm: Instinct (R) Baby Geniuses won the 1999 Oscar for Best Actress while Judi Dench won Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Queen Eliza* Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd star as two evil beth. The movie won Best Picture. R, 1 hr, 49 min. : Gooding Jr. .doctors working for the world's leading manufacturer in baby products. Turner and Lloyd are secretly working on The Deep End Of The Ocean cracking the lucrative secret of "baby talk." Probems arise Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams Fort Clayton when the baby geniuses unite to overthrow the doctors and Every mother's worst nightmare comes true for Michelle @ their laboratory. PG, 1 hr, 34 min. Pfeiffer in the story of a woman who loses her 3-year-old : son when her back is turned. The tragedy devastes the e Cruel Intention mother, her husband and their troubled teen-age son. "The 6:30 pm: The Out of Ryan Phillipe, Sarah Michelle Gellar Deep End Of The Ocean" examines the consequences and Towners (PG-1 3) : Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar star as stepthe experience of the family when the boy is miracuously : siblings whose mission is to control the social lives of the returned. PG-13, 1 hr,45 min. .Steve Martin, Goldie students at an affluent Connecticut prep school. The two H brash manipulators make a wager on whether Phillippe can The King and I H awn bed the headmaster's innocent daughter, played by Reese Animated S Witherspoon, in this update of the classic "Dangerous LiMiranda Richardson lends her voice to this animated aisons." R, I hr, 30 min. adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway muo 8:30 pm: Life (R) sical. A British teacher and her son travel to the exotic land Eddie Murphy, Martin Edtv of Siam. Miranda Richardson is the voice of Anna, sent to Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman tutor the children of the King, played by Martin Vidnovic. .Lawrence Matthew McConaughey stars as a beer-can dangling, PG-13, 1 hr, 28 min. video store clerk who happens to be an adult. His affable e charm and good looks land him a job on an experimental The Matrix television show where he's the 24-hour star. Woody Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne Harrelson plays his obnoxious brother, whose perky girlKeanu Reeves stars in a cyberpunk thriller where human friend, Jenna Elfman, begins to think she's picked the wrong life is discovered to be a virtual dream. Reeves is a com* brother. PG-13, 2 hrs, 3 min. puter hacker who uncovers an elaborate campaign of de* ceit. Computer overlords have created an extensive earthly a Entrapment facade with plans to dominate the "real" world. Rebels e Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss team with Globe-trotting master thief Sean Connery is lured by Reeves to combat the Matrix. R, 2 hrs, 10 min. 0 0

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Tropic Tim SCN TV B61 J. Jn25, 1999T Early morning &,daytime 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 0 i J 25 Sauray J 2 n2y y6.00 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*** 8:30 Showbiz Today 8:30 Showbiz Today 8:30 Showbiz Today 8:30 Showbiz Today 00 9:00 Sesame Street 7:30 Puzzle Place 7:30 Day of Discovery 9:00 Sesame Street 9:00 Sesame Street 9:00 Sesame Street 9:00 Sesame Street 0:00 Barney & Friends 8:00 Classic Cartoon 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 Marathon 9:00 Air Force TV News 10:30 Kiasa's Fleo Appeal 10:30 Co-Ed Training 10:30 Bodyshaping 10:30 Co-Ed Training 1 1:00 The Oprah Winfrey 9:00 Aaahh! Real Monsters 9:30 Adoenores From The 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 1:00 The Oprah Winfrey 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey 11:00 The Oprah Winfrey C Show 9:30 Are You Afraid of the Book Of Virtues Show Show Show Show C 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 (13 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 10:00 Hometime 1:00 Headline News 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 12:30 Wheel Of Fortone 12:30 Wheel Of Fortune 1:00 Port Charles 10:30 California's Gold 11:30 Army Newswatch 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles 1:00 Port Charles L) 1:25 Guiding Light 11:00 Headline News 12:00 Headline News 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 1:25 Guiding Light 2:15 General Hospital 11:30 Navy/Marine Corps 12:30 NFL-Europe: (Live) 2:15 General Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 2:15 General Hospital 3:00 Sylvester & Tweely News World Bowl 1999 3:00 Sesame Street 3:00 Blues Clues 3:00 Sesame Street 3:00 Animaniacs Mysteries 12:00 Wimbledon Tennis: 3:30 WNBA Basketball: 4:00 Journey Of Allen 3:30 Newton's Apple 4:00 Hang Time 3:30 Waynehead 3:30 Jack Hanna's Animal (3i Round) Mercury at Shock Strange 4:00 Nick News 4:30 Legends of the Hidden 4:00 Hercules: Legendary Adventures 3:00 WNBA Baskethall: 5:30 ESPNews 4:30 In The Mix*** 4:30 Scholastic Sports Temple Journeys 4:00 Sesame Street Mercury at Shock See Prime Time table 5:00 Jeopardy! 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News at Sunrise 5:30 News at Sunrise 5:00 Headline News 5:011 Headline News 5:30 ESPNews Valance (TV-PG) 5:30 News at Sunrise 5:30 News at Sunrise 3:00 Timecop (TV-PG) 5:00 Headlioe News 5:30 Hour of Power 6:00 CBS 48-Hours 6:00 Dateline NBC Fri 6:00 Motor Week 6:00 Dateline NBC 6:00 Dateline NBC Monday 6:00 Dateline NBC Tuesday 6:01) Dateline NBC Wed ad 7:00 ABC News "Vanished" 7:00 ABC 20/20 Fri 6:30 This Week In Motor 7:00 Navy/Marine Corps 7:00 ABC 20/20 Monday 7:00 CBS 60 Minutes II 7:00 ABC 20/20 Wed 8:00 Headline News 8:00 CNN Saturday Morning Sports News 8:00 Headline News 8:00 Headline News 8:00 Headline News 8:30 Morning Business 9:00 Showbiz 7:00 Sunday Morning 7:30 Air Force Television 8:30 Morning Business 8:30 Morning Business 8:30 Morning Business Report 9:30 Style with Elsa Klensch 8:00 CBS Sunday Morning News Report Report Report 09:00 Good Morning America 10:00 CNN Saturday 9:30 CBS Face the Nation 8:00 Headline News 9:00 ABC Good Morning 9:00 ABC Good Morning 9:00 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PW, $90, 260-0356 97 Kawasaki KX-250, 5543 4244 PS, dbl alarm $13,500, Mower $100, micro Ms a s new parts $2800,276Exer mach, cardio 89 Ford Broncoll,4x 2237742 $100, office chair $30 6323 glide, new $175, 2724, AT, AC $3700, 31598 Nissan 240SX SE, coffee maker $20, 1000 lb fire proof, 4 Kawasaki Enduro 2656 0801 loaded $18,000, 285288-6595 drawer safe $250, KLR-250, dty pd, 229P 9293 272-105372 aftr 3pim Pwr glide multi station 91 Ford Aerostar XTL 99 Portable dishwasher 272-5105 3726 after 3 pm home gym system van $5000,284-3729 99 Toyota Hi-Lux, $50,260-9902 4 wheels & tires for Motorcycle trailer, gd $250/obo, 272-2860 91 Jeep Wagoneer, 4 loaded, 285-9293 Q/sz Anne LR, GM truck or Blazer, condo $100, 288-7295 Scubabuoyancy comx4, exccond$10,500/ $1200, rattan LR$800, n $ 17pensatorw/pony bottle obo, 272-5320 DR $350, BR $800 54 books from EncyME saattach for 13' tank & 92 Toyota Land desk $80, 315-0592 clopedia Britannica, adapttwintanks$300, Cruiser, 2 dr, AC, dty Guard dog, fem for z b, snew $100, 269-6310 Albrook 32, 7 -10 am 236-6302 pd $10,500,443-5393 home w/fenced lot in Q/sz bed, sofa, Ivseat, P-'Curundlu 232-7119 223-2153 70's LP records $.50/ Cardenas 7234 A Scuba dive alternate 93 Chevy G-20 van, after 5 ni O/sz box spring w/ ea, 260-8252 Clayton 304 B, 7 -10 air source for BCD by AC, TV, VCR, CD ar matt, 260-0471 AC compressor, ceam_' Scuba Pro "AIR2" $15,500/obo, 230Roomates, fem to acramic molds, 272$150,236-6302 3442 company lady at her Q/sz pillow top matt, 2072 Clayton 333 B, 7 am home in Albrook for carpet&mr24 229Scuba dive computer 93JeepCherokeex July, August & Sep5571 Baby portable crib w/ am 9 by Oceanic Prodigy 4, 6 cyl, AT, AC, PW tember, rentfree, 315sheets & stroller $60/ in console w/pressure $13,000/obo, 2320916 Refrig $100, 261-3115 both, 288-7295 Clayton 373 A, 7 am age & compass 7140 Refrig,ceilingfans,reBaby stroller & toys, Clayton 479 A, 7 400,2366302 declining chair, 263bottlessteriliztng,288am 2390 5174 Refrig, elec stove, Baseball cards, 232260-9902 6695 Refrig, frzr, 272-2072 Christmas tree $45, Tropic Times Ad Form Refrig, side by side w/ 272-6051 ice maker $600, 260Clothes, plants, 260Note: Advertising in the Tropic Times is offered on a space available basis to military mem7328 7328 bers, civilian DoD employees, and employees of other goverment agencies. Ads will be acRoper washer, Ig caEvenflo, 4 in 1 stroller, cepted only for NON-COMMERCIAL services or goods offered by the advertiser or an immedipacity $275, 2722028 Eienew, 265-7548 ate family member. Suspected abuse of the ad services will results in non-publication of the Rug, 12'x x1', tan $50, le rn f ew$95,265-7548 ad(s) in question. For more information, call 285-4666/6612. 315-0806 Gav steel roof for car Deadline for submitting ads is 9 a.m. Monday. If Monday is a holiday, the deadline park $325, 272-6620 is 1 p.m. the Friday before. Rug, 6 x 9, oriental HeavydtyVS-3velbon style $60, 236-5218 tripod $30, 272-2028 Read instructions below, then completely fill out the ad form. Incomplete ads will Rugs, 12 x 15, blue & Infantsaucerexer$60, not be published. tricolor $40/ea, 284219-0001 M Animals 5278 rAvailable Rugs,9x 12, light gin Little ti kes ju n gle gym EBoats & campers $50, 9 x 6, darkt gin w/1 slide $75, 288EC_______________________ $50, 9 x 6, dark grn 5384 GCars $30, 272-2028 Computers Price Home Phone Mach for sodas $350, EElectronics P Check one category per ad form Rugs5, cream 272-5083 Found Two ads per person each week. Include home and duty phone. $100,260-9902 Med animal carrier Household +15-word limit (the staff may edit to conserve space). Sectional sofa, coffee $102722028 11Lost Ads must be re-submitted each week. & end tbl, 272-1000 2028 Lost We will NOT take ads by phone or fax (Atlantic residents may fax ads). Med kennel $30, 288EMiscellaneous Ads offering exotic animals, weapons or real estate will Not be run. Sm tbl w/4 chairs 4675 FlMotorcycles Ads offering, foods, hair care or translation will Not be run without a copy $125, bar $40, 261E--Patio sales of licenses to operate on post/base. 3116 Nikon 50mm lens w/ +ate Mail ads to: Tropic Times, Unit 7145, APO AA 34004 or deposit them in filters & close up lens Date/ -the drop box at the clayton Post Office. Sofa& Ivseatset$250/ $50, 272-5083 El Sporting Goods + Information below is not included in the ad, but is required for publication. obo, 288-5798 E Trucks & Vans Sponsors Name Rank/Grade E Wanted Organization Duty Phone

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B10 Juj Community BlO June25 199)f A CS relocation The center will give T-shirts for the relocated to the Howard Youth people call the number listed below sources and services. The adThe ACS Office will close opfirst 200 linissher. Center, Building 696. For more inrind arrange an appointment bedress is: http://www.army.mil/ erations in Building 155, Fort formation call 284-4700. tween 9 -9:20 a.m. and the staff usarso/libr/claytonm/. Clayton Wednesday. The Financial NAF Sales will assist those individuals before Assistance and AER services will The Howard Bowling Center is New hours opening for regular customer serFoster Care relocate to Building 210, effecttvc sponsoring a NAF Sale 8 -noort The Foit Clayton Child Develvice. For more information, call The Family Advocacy ProJuly 6. July 10 at tte HAFB Bowling Cenopment Center is Building 39 is 288-5522/4802. gram welcomes participants inter. now open at 6 a.m. terested in becoming Certified MWR clearing Pre-marriage Foster Care Parents. The proMWR clearing is now done by School records Family Support hours Service members desiring to gram provides training that enthe Financial Management Division Parents who have not picked tp The Family Support Center marry should visit the AG Passables you to gain rewarding exat Building 519, Fort Clayton, 3rd their school records at Cutrundu ElIhs new hours of operation. port and Visa Branch at Building periences. Applicants must reFloor 7:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. For ementary, Curundu Middle and They are now open 8 to 1 1:30 519, Ground Floor, Fort Clayton, side on a military installation. more information, call Ms. Johnson Howard Elementary schools must a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.u, Monday or call 288-4503/5207. For more information, call at 288-6169. write to the address below to oh-Friday. For more information Nelida Holnes at 288-6643. tain records. All records may berecall the center at 284-5010. Free child care Club issues quested from the following adAir Force staff sergeants and beRelocation Center All club member issues are dress: Volunteer register low can receive up to 20 free hours The Relocation Assistance taken care of at the Fort Clayton Fort Benning Schools Volunteers and volunteer coordiof childcare when they are within Center offers a variety of serClub Admin Office, from 8 a.m. -4 DODEA Records Center nators should ensure that all volun90 days of PCS departure from vices. For those PCSing, there are p.m. 201 Custer Road, teer hours are registered with the Howard Air Force Base. The Child computers with Internet access Building 2670 Howard Family Support Center's Development Center will provide and a well-stocked lending closet ACS monthly classes Fort Benning, Ga. 31905. Volunteer Program. Also, any volservices. Members should bring orto help you with all your basic ACS offers monthly classes: unteers who are PCSing in the near ders to the Family Support Center household needs. For more inbreast feeding (Spanish/English), CCAF degree future should come by the FSC to to receive a certificate. formation, stop by Building 200, parenting and infant care. In addiThe Education Office is schedpick up a letter stating their volunFort Clayton, or call 288-9234/ tion, support group meetings are uled to close July 31. To all those teer hours. For more information, AAFES Corner 9235. conducted. For more information, in line for senior master sergeant, call Lizca Fearon at 284-5650. The Howard Watch Repair call Nelida Holnes at 288-4921/ if you are completing or near comand Flower Shop will close Vehicle registration 5307. pleting your CCAF degree, stop Pet supplies doors Wednesday. To accomPersonnel mov ing to by the Education Office as soon Since the Corozal Veterinary modate remaining Howard paPuerto Rico can register their Pet owners as possible to have your records Treatment Facility approaches clotron needs the Corozal Watch vehicle at the LEA Vehicle Registration in Building 519, Attention pet owners. Four updated to reflect your current sure on Aug. 31, the VTF is reRepair and Flower Shop will re2nd Floor, Room 246, 8 a.m. TLFS in the Farfan area have been CCAF standing. For more minding pet owners to stock up on main operational through out -noon and 1 -4 p.m. Mondesignated for pet owners who information, call Lisa Poland at routinely used medications to last the drawdown. Call 285-4487/ day -Friday. You will need wish to stay on-base during depar284-3263/4863/3264. through their PCS move. Also, the 5893 for details. the vehicle title, proof of inture from Howard instead of using VTF is requesting that if your pet surance and orders for Puerto off-base quarters. For more inforYouth Program is no longer in Panama or has been Parent support ri .hppsed h ir vehile t mation, call Ms. Bonk at 284-6411. The Howard Youth Center is adopted by another family, call The New Parent Support ProPuerto Rico can also obtain offering a Free Summer Program 285-5866/5867 to help update grain is located at ACS Building 155 their decals at this office. For Checks cashing until July 30. Your child must be their records, on Fort Clayton. Available are more information, call 288Last day to cash checks at registered in order to participate in monthly classes and support group 4916/4919. Howard AFB is July 31. Plan acthe program. For more informaMailing packages meetings. For more information, call cordingly. tion, call the Youth Center at 284The Fort Clayton Post Office Nelida Holnes at 288-4921/5307. Fax service 4700. has implemented an appointment The Corozal PX offers fax 5K Fun rum system for individuals who need to Clayton Library services at the customer service The Fitness Center will sponTeen Center relocates mail five parcels or more. Due to an The Clayton Library on the counter. The cost is $1 per page, sor a 5K Fun run 6:30 a.m. July 3. The West Bank Teen Center has increase in moves, we suggest that World Wide Web list hours, replus telephone charges. 1999 Air Force Club H F Sal M e7em -bership P ro g ra mri Howard AFB offers excess property excess furniture will be delivered, and as sales now that the base has sufficient people outprocess their quarters they HOWARD -Air Force SerNominees must also provide an eshousehold furnishings to serve people may purchase it. As a reminder, all purvices is conducting the third ansay of 500 words or less, choosing; departing Panama on permanentchasesareforpersonaluseonlyandnot nual Club Membership Scholarship one of the following two topics: 1) change-of-station status. forresale. Program. Current club members and Membership, Participation Makes a People are now authorized to purPeople should buy before Ang. 1. family members of Air Force club Difference; (r 2) Air Force Club Pol t o uhrzdt uPol hudbyblr u.I f members .ib torcpplt M ene Wa s it ealy chase 1) loaner furniture in their restAter that date all money transfers Will members are eligible to apply for Membership; What's it Really dnco2tepl-g hog a s scholarships via this program. Worth.dneo2teplo truh Dvs Three scholarships Nominees must ancesintheirMilitary Monthan Air Force Base, will be awarded. also provide a singleFamily Housing or Ariz. First prize is $5,000, page summary of their theirUnaccompanied Unaccompaned persecond is $3,000, long-term career/life Personnel Housing r sonnel need to advise the and third is $2,000. goals and previous acresidence. r I Transportation ManageThese prices are cotnplishments. The Ifpeopleneedad, ment Office that they are made possible summary may include ditional loaner furnishipping household through commercial civic, athletic, and acaturetheymaycall284g goods versus unaccotmsponsorship prodemic awards and ac5040 or visit the Furpanied baggage. and that vided by First USA complishients. All nishings Managethe weight of their shipBank, Wilmington, nominations are subment Office warehouse at Building 255 mient is no more than 10 percent of their DE (no federal eninitted to the Howard Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday household goods allowance to avoid dorsement of sponAFB director of Serfrom9a.m-tonoon.Forsafetypurposes, shipping costs. sor intended). vices by July 15, 1999. children will not be allowed to enter the For more information, call Mary Joe Services will Each inwarehouse. Subject to availability, the Fragueiroat284-5040. award scholarship stallation may subprizes by Oct. 1, 1999. Nominations mit no more than two scholarship must include the sponsors name, nominations. Submit all nomina-.last nine digits of their club mumntions onl standard white bond paper bership card number, base, club with one-inch margins. Congratulations to name, and the nominee's full name The essay should be typed in C with mailing address and phone 12-point Ariel, Times New Roman or Ricky and Aleyda Grelk on the birth of their baby boy Nicholas A. Grelk. Nicholas was born May 8 at Paitilla Hospital number equal. and weighed 3 lbs. 2 ozs. and was 16.4 inches long. If the nominee is someone other Point of contact for this program Clark and Lourdes Presnell on the birth of their baby girl. Natalie I. than the club member, state his or is Mitchell Hebert, chief, Business Presnell. Natalie was born June 15 at Paitilla Hospital and weighed 8 lbs. 3 her relationship to the member. Operations Flight, 284-3856. ozs. and was 21./ inches long.

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~jAJIIJ1IIUIJIJL.~Tropic Tie I1 CommuJity 1 999B11 L F7~ SIV/JAF? T~ story by Maj. Wilma P. Webster you'? Well in the first place, you should avoid lifting Health and We/ness Center Physician things that weigh more than 1/3 to 1/2 of your body HOWARD -A lot of you know Lina, the lady weight, and make sure the load height is within your with the back problem. Did any of you ask her what 'safe lifting zone.' That's the area between your she did to injure it? Well I did and she told me a weird knees and shoulders. If the load is below knee level, story. Recovering from a broken leg, she thought it bend your knees and lift with was a good excuse to go visit her parents back East. your legs. If the load is above During the first winter snowfall, she was actually your shoulders use a stool or ladhappy because it made her remember snowball fights der. If you must twist or stretch to and other happy times in her childhood. At 22 years get it, then readjust the load or of age, she knew she was strong in spite of the cast your position before you lift. Last on her leg, and if the snow needed shoveling she but not least, make sure you've knew she knew she could darn well do cleared a pathway before you it. Leaning on her crutch, she got the move the item, so you don't job underway, but half way through, stumble or fall over something on her back started aching. Seeing the your way out. end in sight and anxious to show she Here are some good rules was noy invalid in spite of the cast, for proper lifting, most of which she grinned and bore the pain until Lina neglected to follow: When the whole driveway was shoveled. you lift, plant your feet firmly to Pretty stupid, wasn't she? At least get a stable base. Bend at your In observance o( Inthat's what Lina says nowadays, after knees, not your waist and tighten six years of trouble with back pain. your abdominal muscles to supHere at Howard, with everyone port your spine. Get a good grip. epen ence a y moving and lots of boxes and furniture Use both hands and keep the load 1, move, time is ripe to make close to your body. Keep your the Howard AFB Lina-like misback upright in its natural posture takes. That can and use your leg muscles as you happen even if lift. Lift steadily and smoothly withyou're not on a out jerking. Breathe! If you must crustch.lExercise F;hGns hold your breath to lift, it's too closed 7 ly 5 andand weight lifting hay best begun Here's a list of things the DeCA Corozal little by little, not NOT to do. DO NOT lift from the to start in one fell floor or twist as you lift, Don't lift Com m issary will be swoop on the with one hand, because that's too day you move. If unbalanced. Lifting loads across you keep in good obstacles or when you have to shape, injuries reach or stretch is asking for are less likely, trouble; so is lifting from an unm ore n ormation, but be sure not to give in to the superman or comfortable position, superwoman complex! When your body starts hurtIf you noticed, when Lina was shoveling snow call M iquel A. Alieto ing, listen to it and stop pushing yourself so hard. she violated almost all the above rules. No wonder It's time to stop and take a break. It's time to ask for she still remembers what happened. So learn from her at 285-5405 help. mistakes and lift smart. Don't make moving day a How do you know when an object is too heavy for day you'll remember the rest of YOUR life. r-----------------------------------------The Fori Clayton Talent U. S. Army Laundry & Dry Rereation C'ener is holding i Cleaning service operated a 4th of July celebration 3 -b a o l W .Cebr ion by pacific Architects & 0 p.m JuIy 4. Ening yu friends and family and enjoy I Engineers, INC. \he last 4th of July in D I Dear Customer: Panama. Admission is free. i There will be kids rides, a I magician, face painting, I T ffectay inflatables, local bands and Th u d y 1 the Laundry vendors. For more information, I and Dry call 238-6500. I Cleaning L. ------------------------------------' pick up point at Building 801 Fort Puerto Rico Mailing Addresses Kobbe will no longer be in opThe official mailing addresses for U.S. Army South those military and civilian personnel who will be on ration. (USARSO) at Fort Buchanan has been established. Permanent Change of Station to Fort Buchanan, It is as follows: Puerto Rico. The General Delivery address is as folUnclaimed items beyond this COMMANDER, US. ARMY SOUTH lows: ATIN:0FFICESYMBOL(IDENTIIEROR NAME date will be sent to the NAMEOFOFFICE) GENERALDELIVERY Curundu pick up point, BuildPO BOX 34000 FORT BUCHANAN FORT BUCHANAN PR 00934-3400 FORT BUCHANAN PR 00934 ing 876. For faster processing by postal machines, do not To receive the general delivery service, fax a use any type of punctuation in the last two lines of copy of your PCS orders to the Puerto Rico DiYou will be offered the same the address. Please notice there is no unit number. rectorate of Information Management (DOIM) The address may not be longer than four lines. OfOffice at DSN 740-3349; Tel: 273-3349; or mail to services at this location. fice symbols will remain the same in Puerto Rico as DOIM, SOFB-IM, PO BOX 34000, Fort Buchanan Thank you, they are here in Panama. PR 00934-3400. For personal mail, general delivery service will be For more information, call the USARSO Official available for a period not to exceed 90 days for Mail Manager at 288-3406. Management

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Tropic TunesYo t B12 June251999 Yuh Scene q f f 6wimmi9 Pool AAFES Weekly story and photos by Griselda Sterling Tropic Times Staff FORT CLAYTON -If you think children here in Panama are having a boring time during summer break -think again. This year's Summer Camp is the most significant program during the drawdown here in Panama. The drawdown was not a problem for the Directorate of Community Activities to continue to offer high quality of life programs to all children and military families left behind. "The Summer Camp is offered to the entire community at no cost,'' said Brenda Barllett, director for the '99 last Summer Camp Program. Summer Camp offers the following field trips: Old Panama, Gorgona Beach, Gamboa Tour, San Francisco Park, Laser Shots, Los Pueblos, Summit Gardens, Sierra Club and a Day at the Pool. "The quantity of work is the same and the responsiJasmyn Troy and Astrid Payne both enjoyed Find at least six differences in details between panels. bilities are more, but the quality of our services maintheir day at the Williford Pool on Fort tains its highest standards,'' said Barllette. Clayton. Send your answers through MPS to Tropic Times Unit 7145 APO AA 34004 or drop it in our box at the Fort Clayton Post Office. Be sure to write your full name and age (14-years-old and under, please) somewhere on the entry. We'll need your entry by the Wednesday after the paper comes out, and the winners name will be in the following week's -paper. The correct response, or the response drawn from more than one correct response, will win a pair of free movie passes from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. The winner will need to call Donna Kelso at 285-5776 then visit Building 654 Corozal to receive the movie passes. Last Week's Winner: Laura I. Gilchrist, 4 Sandra Fuentes and Lianella Teran have been part of the DCA Child Care Program for more than two years. They both love the opportunity of dealing with children ages 5 -7 and being part of programs that maintain a high quality of life, even during this drawdown. Stephen Buchanan, 4 Leilani Johnson, 7 June 21 June 23 Lupita Gonzalez, 15 Ricardo J. Roman June 28 July 3 We want your stuff \ Just because school's out doesn't mean you should stop sending photos, writings and drawings, right? Let us print your stories, poems, drawings or funny photos on the Youth Scene Page. Send them through MPS to: Tropic Tinies, Unit 7145, APO AA 34004 or drop them in our box at the Fort Clayton Post Office by 9 a.m. Monday. Make sure you put a return address on your photos and artwork so we can return them. If you (Left) Lianella Terdn plays throwing the ball have any questions, call Griselda Sterling at 285to her 5-year-old kids in the pool. (Above 4666t6612. right) Sandra Fuentes and Rogers Astin enjoy the table game Cuatro Win. (Bottom right) Astrid Payne enjoying the exercise and fun.


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