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14 Air Force officials still cautious about pay problems Air Force RANDOI JH AH5. Texas (ArTN) Personnel Center offa ials here are encouragchanges to vering airmen with recent offices. local with finance those ify changes In May or June, airmen w ho either became a new officer accession; finalized their within 30 days of their date of separation; or recently returned from a break in active service, might want to check what their pay wasj uly pay-slat- 13. AHl officials said. The recommendation is being made after some airmen with changes in May and June pay-statu- Climber, s were not paid correctly at the end of June. Officials here believe many of the problems have been ironed out. "We can't say there will be no problems for this payday." said Lt. CoL Richard Treasure, chief of the systems requirements division here. "We could never guarantee that. But most, if not all, of those who were shorted expected pay or bonuses the last one or two pay periods should see their full pay restored, along with a lump sum that makes up for what they have missed." The glitch that caused problems with people page 13 straight, and probably and probably gained the weight back in two weeks." It will be king time before Anderson tries Mount McKnley again. "It was a good route, I liked it. and it was worthwhile once." Anderson said. "But. because of the altitude it takes a lot of time. I'm pretty fortunate to be in a position to get the time the military is flexoff work I if but ible, spent three weeks somewhere else I could get five or six climbs in. According to Anderson, the cost to make such a climb can add up. The National Park Serfrom a It was a good route, I Iked it, and vice charges $150 for a climbing permit. Traveling exjxnses are about $1,000. In addition, climbers need to purchase food it was worthwhile and special gear such as foam boots to go over plastic climbing boots, pants, shell and mittens, strong sunscreen, and goggles. cold-weath- once, Growing up in Oregon, Ander- son started backpacking and 2nd Lt. Michael hiking with the Boy Scouts. He Anderson continued the sxrt and become an avid climber while attending the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Hill AFB is Anderson's first assignment since receiving a commission two years ago. Anderson also gained climbing experience in Colorado, Grand Tetons, Provo Canyon, Ben Lomond Peak, and Malan Falls in Ogden. He's climbed in Mexico and completed a lower glacier climb on Moose's Tooth at Ruth Gorge, Alaska. For his next adventure, Anderson hopes to climb in the Canadian Rockies.gained the weight back in two weeks." Ciey REVLON; 77egs ' Collection Air Force feels vaccine by Leigh Anne Bierstlne Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs BULLING AF B, D.C. (AFPN) A temporary shortage of an adult Td vaccine in the United States is expected to impact Air vaccine that protects against tetanus Force supplies of the and diphtheria. One of the pharmaceutical companies that manufactured the vaccine stopped production last year, said officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. This left only one company, Aventis Pasteur, to produce enough vaccine for the entire country. While the new company has increased production to accommodate the country's needs, the shortage is expected to last until early next year. In light of the shortage and the recommendations of the CDC's advisory committee on immunization practices, the Air Force is deferring all routine boosters ofTd vaccine for previously immunized adults and children older than 7 until 2002 when the vaccine becomes fully available. The manufacturer is ensuring the CDC that adequate vaccine will be available for those adolescents and adults who need it most The actual risk of a case of tetanus resulting from the shortage remains low, since in the United States most people have had the primary series of vaccinations," said Col. Dana Bradshaw, chief of preventive medicine at the Air Force Surgeon General's Office here. "Even so, any adult or adolescent who experiences a tetanus-pron- e wound and has not had a tetanus booster in the last five years should, as always, consult their local health-car- e provider immediately to receive the vaccine and proper treatment." Boosters are routinely given every 10 years. However, in the event of an injury such as a cut, puncture or burn that has been contaminated with dirt, soil or saliva, a booster is recommended if the injured person has not received a tetanus booster within five years. on their Today, 89 percent of Air Force people are -l te r) personnel system operations here, and DFAS liaison. "And that has helped us tremendously. They (Courtesy of AFPC News Service) shortage pinch tetanus status. New recruits who have recently joined the Air Force are the largest group to be deferred as a result of the temporary shortage, Bradshaw said. "We highly encourage our trainees to promptly report any wounds they think may put them at risk for tetanus," he said. People w ho are planning leisure travel to Third World or developing countries where the risk of contracting diphtheria is especially high, should discuss their travel plans and immunization record with their health-car-e provider. As a precaution, deploying troops will also be prioritized for Td boosters, Bradshaw said. Parents should be aware the potential also exists for a shortage to develop in supplies of the Td vaccine formulated for children up to the age of 6. Those Air Force medical facilities with limited quantities of the child's formula of the vaccine will prioritize supplies and potentially defer some children for the fourth shot if they have completed the initial series. Such deferral should not preclude admission facilities or schools. Children should still be vaccito child-car- e nated with all other recommended vaccines according to published childhood immunization schedules. The Air Force is following CDC guidelines that require healthcare providers to track patients in need of the Td booster. Air Force hospitals and clinics worldwide are using the Air Force Complete Immunization Tracking Application to track patients in need of the booster. "Personnel deferred for routine boosters will be notified and when supplies return to normal," Bradshaw brought te said. About 30 to 45 cases of tetanus occur annually nationwide, CDC officials said. The center has reported no increase in reports during the cur- rent shortage, and no hospitalizations for tetanus have been reported in the Air Force since 1990. Certified Dutch Boy Carpet Cleaning SfiKllEI Your J30 Minimum Purchase. 775-811- Must have coupon to & TRUST ii r Combination Dinner STARTING AT $6.25 Large Selection of Combination Dinners LUNCH Served & DINNER SPECIALS in Comfortable and No Credit Checks $50 to $300 EZ Terms EZ Extensions Cash Paid on the Spot Luncheon Special STARTING AT $3.95 'mm: Sell Trade Loan Loans On Almost Anything Of Value Highest Prices Paid All Loans Held Up To 4 Months 'yiVuMfc, 505 N. 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