|Parked in a field in Canita, Panama|
More after the break...
|Air Force construction engineers using an old coastal artillery battery as a workshop to build trusses.|
|The old barracks at Ft Sherman. The Porta-Johns lined up out back should tell you something about the plumbing.|
|Inside the barracks|
|Our work area|
Being a temporary location, breakfast and dinner were provided by Army cooks, with an MRE being provided for lunch each day. Everyone so far has lost weight on this trip. There is a marina nearby with a restaurant, but while the food was generally good the service was on Panama time, meaning plan on an hour wait to get your food. I think everyone was able to get there a couple times for a change, but it was really only an option for dinner.
|The marina - there were some pretty nice boats in evidence|
|Corrosion Control Inspection|
|Repairing the nose panel|
|Local children enjoying a helicopter tour|
|Med Ready at Canita|
The medical sites were run similar to the SRP (Soldier Readiness Process) that we go through prior to deployment, with some modifications. There were stations for the various kinds of health screenings, but they were also ready to perform field surgery and at least one baby was born in the screening at Metati. Overall it seems that in the Panamanian villages health is pretty good - some dental issues that required tooth removal being the most common problem.
|The Vet checks out a local horse|
|Coral about 10 feet down|
|Exploring an abandoned coastal artillery battery|
|HMMWV getting hooked up. It's windy down there...|
|Fried alligator and rice, anyone?|