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   SITES      Version 3




 RELOCATION INFORMATION FOR

    NCSS Panama City
        Florida

          Information Date
           March 13, 2000



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                                                                     Table of Contents
Installation .....................................................................................................................................................................1
  Installation Overview.................................................................................................................................................1
  Must Know Items ......................................................................................................................................................2
  Geographically Separated or Satellite Locations .......................................................................................................5
  Nearby Installations (Listed Separately in SITES) ....................................................................................................5
  Regulations ................................................................................................................................................................6
  Commonly Referenced Numbers...............................................................................................................................7
  Major Unit Listing .....................................................................................................................................................9
  Transportation.......................................................................................................................................................... 10
  Commissary and Exchange Operations ................................................................................................................... 10
Local Community ........................................................................................................................................................ 11
  Local Community Overview ................................................................................................................................... 11
  Time Zone Chart ...................................................................................................................................................... 13
  Climate .................................................................................................................................................................... 14
  Events Calendar ....................................................................................................................................................... 14
  Cultural Attractions ................................................................................................................................................. 15
  Recreation Opportunities ......................................................................................................................................... 17
  Military Related and Civic Organizations ............................................................................................................... 20
  Shopping .................................................................................................................................................................. 21
  State and Community Social Service Agencies ....................................................................................................... 22
  Non-Profit Social Service Agencies ........................................................................................................................ 22
  Religious Activities ................................................................................................................................................. 22
  Community Transportation ...................................................................................................................................... 22
Education ..................................................................................................................................................................... 24
  Education Overview ................................................................................................................................................ 24
  Public and DODDS Schools .................................................................................................................................... 25
  Private Schools ........................................................................................................................................................ 27
  Colleges and Universities ........................................................................................................................................ 27
  Adult or Continuing Education ................................................................................................................................ 28
  Special Education .................................................................................................................................................... 29
Employment ................................................................................................................................................................ 30
  Employment Overview ............................................................................................................................................ 30
  Federal Civilian Employment for Spouses .............................................................................................................. 31
  Permanent Employment Resources ......................................................................................................................... 31
  Temporary Employment Resources ......................................................................................................................... 31
  Non-Paid or Volunteer Opportunities ...................................................................................................................... 32
  Chambers of Commerce .......................................................................................................................................... 32
  Private Sector Employment ..................................................................................................................................... 32
  Government Employment ........................................................................................................................................ 33
  Professional or Occupational Licensing .................................................................................................................. 36
  Networking Opportunities ....................................................................................................................................... 36
Medical And Dental..................................................................................................................................................... 36
  Medical and Dental Overview ................................................................................................................................. 36
  Medical Services/Directory - on Installation ........................................................................................................... 36
  Health Benefits Advisor, Wellness, and CHAMPUS/TRICARE Programs ............................................................ 38
  Community Hospitals .............................................................................................................................................. 39
  Dental Services/Directory - on Installation.............................................................................................................. 39
  Family Member Dental Plan .................................................................................................................................... 39
Housing........................................................................................................................................................................ 40
  Housing Overview ................................................................................................................................................... 40
  Housing Allowances ................................................................................................................................................ 40
  Government Housing ............................................................................................................................................... 41
  Community Housing................................................................................................................................................ 42
  Utilities .................................................................................................................................................................... 42



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Relocation Services ..................................................................................................................................................... 44
  Relocation Services Overview ................................................................................................................................. 44
  Relocation Assistance .............................................................................................................................................. 45
  In Transit Emergencies ............................................................................................................................................ 45
  Financial Preparedness ............................................................................................................................................ 46
  Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) ....................................................................................................... 47
  Household Goods In-Bound Shipments .................................................................................................................. 47
  Household Goods Out-Bound Shipments ................................................................................................................ 48
  Household Goods Claims ........................................................................................................................................ 48
  Household Goods Weight Allowances .................................................................................................................... 48
  POV In-Bound Shipments ....................................................................................................................................... 49
  POV Out-Bound Shipments .................................................................................................................................... 49
  POV Claims ............................................................................................................................................................. 49
  Pet Boarding/Kennels .............................................................................................................................................. 49
  Pet Licensing ........................................................................................................................................................... 49
  Pet Quarantines ........................................................................................................................................................ 49
  Veterinary Services .................................................................................................................................................. 50
  Pet Transportation.................................................................................................................................................... 50
  PCS Reporting Procedures ...................................................................................................................................... 50
  Separation Procedures ............................................................................................................................................. 51
  Billeting ................................................................................................................................................................... 51
  Unaccompanied PCS ............................................................................................................................................... 52
Support Services .......................................................................................................................................................... 52
  Support Services Overview ..................................................................................................................................... 52
  Family Centers ......................................................................................................................................................... 54
  Information and Referral ......................................................................................................................................... 54
  Financial Assistance Programs ................................................................................................................................ 54
  Emergency Assistance ............................................................................................................................................. 55
  Family Advocacy ..................................................................................................................................................... 55
  Single Member Services .......................................................................................................................................... 56
  Support Groups ........................................................................................................................................................ 57
  Morale, Welfare, and Recreation ............................................................................................................................. 57
  Chapel Services and Programs ................................................................................................................................ 59
  Drug and Alcohol .................................................................................................................................................... 59
  Legal Assistance ...................................................................................................................................................... 59
Child And Teen Services ............................................................................................................................................. 60
  Child and Teen Services Overview ......................................................................................................................... 60
  New Parent Program ................................................................................................................................................ 60
  Child Care Programs - on Installation ..................................................................................................................... 60
  Child Care Programs - Community ......................................................................................................................... 60
  Things To Do - Clubs and Social............................................................................................................................. 61
  Things To Do - Recreation and Sports .................................................................................................................... 61
  Schools .................................................................................................................................................................... 61
  School Age Care ...................................................................................................................................................... 61
  Religious Programs.................................................................................................................................................. 61
  Special Events.......................................................................................................................................................... 61
  Sponsorship and Support ......................................................................................................................................... 62
  Youth Employment.................................................................................................................................................. 62
  Youth Centers .......................................................................................................................................................... 62
  For Teens Only ........................................................................................................................................................ 62
Survival Tips For First Termers .................................................................................................................................. 62
  Survival Tips for First Termers Overview ............................................................................................................... 62
  Before You Move .................................................................................................................................................... 62
  After You Arrive ..................................................................................................................................................... 63
  Reporting Procedures............................................................................................................................................... 64
  Travel Planning........................................................................................................................................................ 65



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  Vehicle Ownership .................................................................................................................................................. 66
  Housing and Billeting .............................................................................................................................................. 66
  Money Matters ......................................................................................................................................................... 67
At A Glance ................................................................................................................................................................. 69
  Facility/Services Summary ...................................................................................................................................... 69
  Housing Summary ................................................................................................................................................... 69
  Education Summary ................................................................................................................................................ 69
  Local Community Summary .................................................................................................................................... 70
  Medical and Dental Summary ................................................................................................................................. 70
  Relocation and Support Services Summary ............................................................................................................. 70
APPENDIX ................................................................................................................................................................. 71
  Disclaimer ................................................................................................................................................................ 71




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                                                              Name: COASTAL SYSTEMS STATION
Installation                                                  POC: Operator
                                                              Address: 6703 W. Hwy 98
                                                              City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
Installation Overview                                         Phone: (850) 234-4011
CONGRATULATIONS on your orders to the                         FAX: none
Coastal Systems Station (CSS), located near the               DSN Phone: 436-4011
"World's Most Beautiful Beaches," Panama City                 WWW Link: http://www.ncsc.navy.mil
Beach, Florida. The Relocation Assistance Office              Comments:
would like to personally welcome you to Panama                Defense Switching Network
City. When you arrive, be sure to call the Career             (DSN)......................... : 436-XXXX
Development & Resource Center (CDRC) if you                                                          (add last 4 digits
have questions about the area, Station, spouse                of phone number)
employment or transition assistance. We provide
information and referral for resources available in the       Officer of the Day (OOD)....... : (850) 872-5620
community and at other nearby military installations.         (24 hrs. a day)
We're located in the CSS Welcome Center, Building
304 with the Chaplain, Social Worker, Navy Relief,            Population assigned-served..... : 2,112(civilian &
Personal Property, and Housing Office.                        military)
                                                              Military (CSS & Tenants)....... :   2479
If you have "hard copy" orders, and have not been             (includes NDSTC students)
contacted by a sponsor, contact your gaining
command to request one. Sometimes sponsorship is              Active Duty Officers........... :        135
not an automatic process. It takes you and your               Active Duty Enlisted........... :        644
sponsor to make sure the Sponsor Program works.               Family Members................. : 1,972
Your sponsor will be the primary point of contact for         Retirees....................... : 11,000
a Welcome Aboard Package and information on your              Civilian Employees............. : 1,333
new Command, Naval Station and the Panama City                Reserve Component Officers..... :            24
area. You may also call or email the Career                   Reserve Component Enlisted..... :            36
Development & Resource Center (CDRC) to request
a Welcome Aboard Package. The CDRC number is                  Name: Career Development & Resource Center
850-235-5800 (DSN 436) and the email address is               (CDRC)
mccombsca@ncsc.navy.mil. Our Welcome Aboard                   POC: Relocation Assistance
Packages contain housing, community and Station               Address: Code CP24/CDRC, Building 304
information.                                                  City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
                                                              Phone: (850) 235-5800
If you have any questions while planning your move
                                                              FAX: (850) 235-5673
or after arriving at the Coastal Systems Station,
                                                              DSN Phone: 436-5800
please feel free to contact us. We hope you have a
"Smooth Move" and WELCOME TO PANAMA                           DSN FAX: 436-5673
CITY, FLORIDA!!                                               E-Mail: mccombsca@ncsc.navy.mil
                                                              WWW Link:
                                                              http://www.taonline.com/tappages/taplist.asp




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Name: NAVY SPONSOR PROGRAM                                    Diving Unit (NEDU). Several pay phones are also
POC: Military Support Office                                  available in the lobby.
Address: Bldg. 500, Coastal Systems Station
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                             Directions to CSS by Automobile:
Phone: (850) 234-4362/4363
FAX: (850) 234-4679                                           If arriving to CSS by POV, there are two major
DSN Phone: 436-4362/4363                                      highways running into the Panama City area--US
DSN FAX: 436-4679                                             Highways 231 and 98. Highway 231 runs North and
Comments:                                                     South into Highway 98. Highway 98 runs East and
The Sponsor Program is designed to ease the                   West and passes in front of the Coastal Systems
difficulties, and reduce the stress and uncertainties         Station. Interstate 10 (crossing Florida East and
normally associated with a PCS move. Sponsors                 West), is approximately 50 miles North of Panama
play a key role in making a sailor's transition to his        City.
or her new command a "smooth" one. With an
effective sponsorship program, individuals and their          Directions to CSS by Bus/Train:
families stand to gain assistance and personal
support necessary to ease the trauma associated with          The Greyhound Bus Line's Panama City office is
a new duty station.                                           located on 917 Harrison Avenue (downtown Panama
                                                              City). To get to the CSS, go North on Harrison
                                                              Avenue until it intersects with 15th Street (Business
                                                              Hwy 98-1st traffic light). Turn left and proceed
Must Know Items                                               approximately 6 miles, crossing the Hathaway
For more information on this subject:                         Bridge. CSS is the first left turn after crossing the
Coastal Systems Station                                       bridge.      (See category Local Community;
http://www.ncsc.navy.mil                                      Community Transportation.)

Renting a house or          apartment     in   Panama         Arrival/Check-in Requirements:
City/Panama City Beach:
                                                              All new arrivals must get orders stamped with date
As this is a tourist area, during the May-August              and time of arrival by reporting directly to:
months most property owners will not hold rentals                  Officers - BOQ, Building 349
without collecting rent. House-hunting trips should                Enlisted - BEQ, Building 484
not be scheduled too far in advance of arrival. Call
our housing office,                                             This procedure is applicable 24 hours a day, 7 days
(850) 234-4898 (DSN 436) or toll free 888-382-4559            a week.
for more information.
                                                              On the first working day after arrival:
Directions to Coastal Systems Station (CSS) from the
Airport:                                                       a. Service members will report to their Unit
                                                              Administrative Office:
Personnel coming to CSS who arrive at the Panama
City-Bay County International Airport, proceed                     CSS - Building 500, Military Support Office,
South on Lisenby Road (leaving airport). Turn                 (850) 234-4362 (DSN 436)
Right (West) onto County Hwy 390. Turn Right at                    NDSTC - Building 350, Admin. Office, (850)
3rd traffic light onto 23rd Street (Hwy 368W).                234-4651 (DSN 436)
Proceed West. At 3rd traffic signal, turn Right again              NEDU - Building 321, Admin. Office, (850)
onto Hwy 98. Continue West across the Hathaway                235-5232(DSN 436)
Bridge and prepare to turn left at 1st traffic light at
end of the Bridge. You will enter the North Gate of               These offices will provide Newcomer
the Coastal Systems Station. The Visitor Reception            Orientation, Indoctrination Information, and any
Center will be immediately on your right.                     further instructions.

There is a Taxi Courtesy phone in the Main Lobby of             b. Service members must bring with them:
the Terminal that you may use for transportation to
Coastal Systems Station, Naval Diving and Salvage                 PCS Orders, Personnel Records, Dental and
Training Center (NDSTC) and Naval Experimental                Medical Files.



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                                                             day and may be used for temporary lodging.
  c. Uniform Requirements for In-processing:                 Trailers sleep 4 people, are completely furnished, and
                                                             may be reserved 60 days in advance. There are 22
       All members must report wearing uniform of the        campsites with water, electrical, and sewage
day.                                                         hookups. Campsites can be reserved 60 days in
                                                             advance and held for up to 90 days. Cost is $10.00
Automobile Registration on base, Security Clearance          per day (E5 & below). Call
Verification, and Badges:                                    (850)234-4402 No space A reservations. (For
                                                             additional information, see Relocation Services;
     Report to the Visitor Reception Center, Building        Temporary Lodging; and Support Services; Morale,
385, (850) 235-5317                                          Welfare, & Programs.)

Housing:                                                     ATM: Located in Bldg. 484 (BEQ).           There is a
                                                             $1.00 service fee.
All Members are required to sign in at the Housing
Welcome Center, Building 304 (850) 234-4248/4898             Childcare:
or toll free 888-382-4559, upon their arrival and must
not enter into any rental agreement without first            The Station does not have a Child Development
checking with Housing personnel.           Off-Station       Center, but there are numerous childcare facilities
utility waivers are available at the Housing Office.         and programs available throughout the local
(Also see: Relocation Services, Overview, PCS                communities. Tyndall AFB has a daycare facility
Reporting Procedures, Survival Tips for First Termer,        and also a listing of certified home care providers.
Reporting Procedures.)                                       The CSS Career Development & Resource Center
                                                             (CDRC) will provide you with this information.
Temporary Quarters:                                          Early Childhood Services, Inc., 872-2550, provides
                                                             childcare referrals to parents. A variety of youth
The Seashore Inn, winner of the 1997 ADM Zumwalt             programs/activities are scheduled throughout the
Five Star Award, is comprised of three buildings             year, including Discovery Day Camp, Adventure Day
containing 47 BOQ suites (5 VIP Suites), 16 CPO              camp, youth lock-ins, and special holiday events.
suites, 197 BEQ rooms and 53 CBQ rooms.                      (See Child And Teen Servies; Overview)
Military service members not on official orders to the
Station may utilize the BOQ, CPO suites, and CBQ             Single Member Services:
rooms on a space available basis for up to 30 days.
Accompanied PCS members on official orders may               The Liberty Call program involves a variety of fun
utilize the CBQ rooms, which sleep four and have             activities for the single member and geographical
access to common area kitchens, for up to 60 days as         bachelor. These activities include sports, tours,
temporary lodging. BOQ costs range form $13 - $20            educational and volunteer opportunities. For more
per night. CPO suites and CBQ rooms are $13.00               information contact MWR at (850) 234-4632.
per night. Extra person charges apply to all BOQ,
CPO, and CBQ room types. All BOQ suites are                  Pets:
quipped with full kitchenettes. Services available to
guests include baby cribs, a big screen movie lounge,        There is not a pet boarding facility or kennel on the
laundry facilities, video checkouts, computer room,          Station, but there are over 11 animal hospitals/clinics
game room, common area kitchens, ATM, weight                 in the surrounding area including Tyndall AFB.
room, and vending areas. Pets are not allowed in             (See Relocations Services; Pet Boarding, Licensing,
BQ facilities.                                               Quarantines, Veterinary Services, Pet Transportation)

                                                             Hurricane Information:
When calling for reservations, please specify whether
you are traveling on official orders or are interested       Because of Panama City's geographic location, the
in space available lodging.            For 24-hour           area is frequently subjected to adverse weather
reservations, call (850) 234-4217 or DSN 436-4217.           phenomena (hurricanes, tornadoes, and severe
                                                             thunderstorms with lightning).      Although these
The Quality of Life Division (MWR) has 3                     phenomena are varied and of a seasonal nature, the
self-contained, park-model, units that can be rented         occurrence of any one may cause severe damage to
for 30-90 days. Cost is $35.00 (E5 & below) per              structures, personal injuries, or cause an adverse



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impact on daily routines. Hurricane season runs from           There is no commissary at the Station - the nearest
1 June to 30 November.                                         one is located across town (45 minute drive) at
                                                               Tyndall Air Force Base. (For information on this
Local authorities and base officials will advise you           facility, see Installation; Commissary & Exchange
by radio, television, NOAA Weather Radio, and                  Operations.)
other methods when specific areas are to be
evacuated and where to go for shelter. CSS does                Lending Locker:
provide for evacuation of military personnel and their
families by bus to Ft. Rucker, Alabama, if necessary.          The Career Development & Resource Center
                                                               (CDRC) administers the Loan Locker for CSS. We
Cost of Living:                                                provide a wide-range of household items, child car
                                                               seats, cribs, alarm clocks, phones, futons, loveseat
Although Panama City and some of the surrounding               couch, folding table with chairs, etc. Contact the
communities may not be considered high cost living             CDRC, Bldg. 304, (850)-235-5800 (DSN 436), for
areas, Panama City Beach is a resort area. Seasonal            additional information.
factors affect the off-Station housing market. It is
often difficult to find furnished units during the
summer months. Automobile gas prices are usually               United States Postal Service Branch Office (USPS):
higher in this area and restaurants cater to the tourist
trade.    The      Housing Welcome Center (850)                The lobby of the USPS Branch office is open 24
234-4248/4898, DSN 436, or toll free                           hours a day for personal mail pickup from P.O.
888-382-4559 maintains a listing of rentals that               boxes. Boxes are available for rent. A drive-up
accommodate short and long term military personnel.            mail box is located in front of building. A complete
All military personnel must report to the Housing              range of postal services are available including
Welcome Center before entering into a housing                  package mailing. The US Post Office is located in
contract or lease.                                             Building 461 and is open from 1000-1400 Monday
                                                               through Friday.      The phone number is (850)
Commissary:                                                    234-4451.      (See also Installation; Commonly
                                                               Referenced Numbers.)




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                                                 Must Know Items
                                                   --Installation--
                   Site Name                        NCSS Panama City
                   Last Updated                     March 13, 2000
                   State/Territory                  Florida
                   County                           Bay
                   ZIP Code                         32407-7001
                   Service                          USN
                   Host Command                     Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren
                   Physical Size                    648
                                                    --Personnel--
                   FSC/ACS Director                  Sue Brookhart
                   Relocation Assistance             Sue Brookhart
                   Manager
                   Relocation Assistance            Cathy McCombs
                   Specialist
                                                   --Phones--
                   DSN Country Code
                   DSN Number                    436-5800
                   Commercial Country Code
                   Commercial Area Code          850
                   Commercial Number             235-5800
                   FAX DSN Country Code
                   FAX DSN Number                436-5673
                   FAX Commercial Country
                   Code
                   FAX Commercial Area Code 850
                   FAX Commercial Number         -235-5673
                                         --Official Mailing Address--
                   Street Line 1                 Career Development & Resource Center
                                                 (CDRC)
                   Street Line 2                 Bldg. 304, 6703 W. Hwy 98
                   City                          Panama City
                   State/Territory               FL
                   ZIP Code                      32407-7001
                                           --Deliverable Address--
                   Street Line 1
                   Street Line 2
                   City
                   State/Territory
                   ZIP Code
                   E-Mail                        mccombsca@ncsc.navy.mil


Geographically Separated or Satellite                         Nearby Installations (Listed Separately in
Locations                                                     SITES)
There are no separated or satellite locations.                There are 3 Air Force installations and 3 Navy
                                                              installations within a 125 mile range of the Coastal
                                                              Systems Station.




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                           Nearby Installations (Listed Separately in SITES)
              State/Country       Site Name                     Service      Distance
              Florida             Eglin AFB                     USAF         90 Miles
              Florida             Hurlburt Field                USAF         85 Miles
              Florida             NAS Pensacola                 USN          113 miles
              Florida             NAS Whiting Field             USN          111miles
              Florida             NTTC Corry Station            USN          113 miles
              Florida             Tyndall AFB                   USAF         25 Miles

                                                              procedures,   or    call     the    Security    Office
Regulations                                                   (equipment/gear rules strictly enforced).
General Security
                                                              Vehicle Checks
A Department of Defense police force, Master at
                                                              Periodic random vehicle inspections and seat belt
Arms investigators, and the Naval Criminal
                                                              checks.
Investigative Service are available for security and
law enforcement functions. Contract guards enforce
                                                              Firearms
entry control from 0600 to 2200 at the North Gate
and 24 hours a day at the West Gate. At the West
                                                              If you own firearms (as described in CSS Instruction
Gate from 2200 to 0600, there is a 100% ID check
                                                              8000.2), and live on the Station, you must register
requirement. The Station Security Office provides a
                                                              each firearm/weapon with the on-duty police shift
wide range of security services to include: force
                                                              supervisor, (850) 234-4332.        Weapons and/or
protection, anti-terriorism, physical security (gates,
                                                              firearms may be stored in Station housing or, for
lights, fences, barriers), law            enforcement
                                                              personnel living in the BEQ/BOQ, at the Station
(police/investigative services), police & fire dispatch
                                                              Armory, Building 441 (850) 234-4395.
(24 hr), crime prevention (operation ID, home
surveys, Block Watch), information security;
                                                              Criminal Offenses
industrial      security     (safeguarding/classifying
contractor security requirements), and personnel
                                                              Persons committing offenses can be apprehended
security (clearance request/revisions), and mail
                                                              (military) or detained (civilians), cited, and brought
services. Employee badges are required in all
                                                              to trial by the US Federal Magistrate. Felony
Station business areas.
                                                              offenses and crimes normally under the jurisdiction
                                                              of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service will
Traffic
                                                              continue to be investigated by this office and referred
                                                              for prosecution when deemed appropriate.
Enforcement of state traffic laws utilizes the Federal
Magistrate system.      Violations may dictate a
                                                              Crime Prevention
monetary fine or mandatory appearance in Federal
Court. Minor parking and traffic offenses not
                                                              A Crime Prevention Program is in force at the Station
included in Federal Magistrate rules will be enforced
                                                              (Block Watch, National Night Out, etc.) and
in accordance with local Station regulations on motor
                                                              prevention is active and ongoing.
vehicle traffic.
                                                              Restricted Areas
Motorcycle Use
                                                              There are marked areas throughout the base that are
To obtain a vehicle registration decal for on-Station
                                                              restricted to authorized personnel. Proper ID and/or
operation, the operator of a privately owned
                                                              inclusion on an access list is required.
motorcycle shall have (1) an approved motorcycle
safety course completion card signed by an approved
                                                              Photography
instructor (The Security Department certifies the
Safety Course prior to Pass & Badge), (2) motorcycle
                                                              Photography is not allowed on Station, except in
driver's license, (3) current vehicle registration, (4)
                                                              military housing and station recreation facilities
current proof of insurance, and (5) an identification
                                                              unless approval is obtained and a proper pass issued
card. See COASTSYSINST 5560.2 for information
on protective equipment required and safety


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at the Visitor Reception Center, Building 385 (850)          driver's license. 3. Military or DOD civilian ID card.
235-5317.                                                    4. Proof of Personal Injury Protection Insurance.

Visitor Reception      Center    -    Badges/Vehicle         Name: Pass and ID (CSS)
Registration                                                 POC: Visitor Reception Center
                                                             Address: Building 385
The Visitor Reception Center is the Station focal            City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
point for vehicle registration and badge credentials,        Phone: (850) 235-5317 (DSN 436)
including employee area badges.             It is a          FAX: (850) 234-4801 (DSN 436)
customer-oriented operation servicing active duty,           Comments:
reserve, and retired military and their dependants, as              Hours: 0630-1630 Mon-Fri
well as Station civilian employees. This office
operates on a first-come basis and customers can
usually expect to wait 3-5 minutes. To register a
vehicle on Station, the following documents are
                                                             Commonly Referenced Numbers
required: 1. Proof of ownership (valid registration          The DSN prefix is 436 for the Coastal Systems
certificate) issued or assigned to the person whose          Station. For Tyndall Air Force Base, the DSN prefix
name will appear on the registration. 2. A valid             is 523. Our area code is 850.




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                    Commonly Referenced Numbers
Name                             Commercial               DSN
Ambulance                        911                      None
Auto Hobby Shop                  (850) 234-4300           436-4300
Barber Shop                      (850) 234-4630           None
Bay County Schools               (850) 872-4100           None
Bowling Center                   (850) 234-4589           436-4589
Branch Medical Clinic            (850) 234-4177           436-4177
CSS Career Counselor             (850) 234-4514           436-4514
Career Development & Resource    (850) 235-5800           436-5800
Center (CDRC)
Chaplain                         (850) 234-4487           436-4487
Childcare Referral (Early        (850) 872-7550/7551      None
Childhood Services)
Coastal Systems Station (BASE    (850) 234-4100 or 4011   436-4100 or 4011
OPERATOR)
Commissary - Tyndall AFB         (850) 283-4826           523-4826
Credit Union - NCSC              (850) 233-4400           None
Dental Clinic                    (850) 234-4131           436-4131
Directory Assistance (Base)      (850) 234-4100/4011      436-4100/4011
Disbursing Office (PSD)          (850) 234-4423           436-4423
EXCHANGE-CSS                     (850) 235-2778           None
Exchange -Tyndall AFB            (850) 283-4110           523-4110
Family Advocacy Representative   (850) 235-5835           436-5835
(CSS)
Family Service Center (TAFB)     (850) 283-4204/4205      523-4204/4205
Financial Specialist (CSS)       (850) 235-5903           436-5903
Gym/Fitness Center               (850) 234-4370           436-4370
Household Goods Shipment         (850) 234-4317           436-4317
(PPO)
Household Shipment Claims        (850) 234-4434           436-4434
(PPO)
Housing Welcome Center           (850) 235-5808           436-5808
(Housing Officer)
Housing Welcome Center           (850) 234-4898           436-4898
(On-Station Housing)
Housing Welcome Center           (850) 234-4248/4898      436-4248/4898
(Off-Station Housing)
Housing Welcome Center           (850) 234-4240           436-4240
(Service Call Desk)
Information & Referral           (850) 235-5800           436-5800
Information Operator - Tyndall   (850) 283-1110           523-1110
AFB
MEDICAL - CSS Branch             (850) 234-4177           436-4177
Clinic/Dispensary
MEDICAL - CSS Branch             (850) 234-4178           436-4178
Pharmacy
MEDICAL - Hospital (Tyndall      (850) 283-7524           523-7524
AFB) Admissions
MEDICAL - TAFB Hospital          (850) 283-7576/7682      523-7576/7682
Pharmacy
MEDICAL - TAFB Hospital -        (850) 283-7314/7591      523-7314/7591
Ambulance Dispatch
MEDICAL - TAFB Hospital          (850) 283-2778           523-2778



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             Appointments
             MEDICAL - VA Outpatient             (850) 235-5101               None
             Clinic
             MWR Admin/ITT                       (850) 234-4374               436-4374
             Marina                              (850) 234-4402               436-4402
             Mental Health Counseling Service    (850) 235-5835               436-5835
             Center
             Military Liaison Office (MSO)       (850) 234-4363               436-5736
             Military Support Office             (850) 234-4362 or 235-5284   436-4362/5284
             NDSTC Administration Office         (850) 235-5219               436-5219
             NDSTC Career Counselor              (850) 235-5213               436-5213
             NEDU Adminstration Office           (850) 230-3104               436-3104
             NEDU Career Counselor               (850) 230-3304/3100          436-3304/3100
             Navy Lodge                          None on Station
             Navy-Marine Corps Relief            (850) 234-4106               436-4106
             Society
             Officer of the Day/Quarterdeck      (850) 872-5620
             Ombudsman - Contact CSS             (850) 234-4362               436-4362
             Military Support
             PSD - FAX (Dedicated line)          (850) 234-4213               436-4213
             Personal Property Office (PPO)      (850) 234-4317               436-4317
             Personnel Support Detachment        (850) 235-5029               436-5029
             (PSD)
             Red Cross (430 15th Street PC)      (850) 763-6587               FAX (850)
                                                                              785-3995 or (850)
                                                                              765-6582
             Seashore Inn Bachelor Quarters      BOQ: (850) 235-5440/BEQ:     BOQ: 436-5440 /
                                                 (850) 236-2931               BEQ: 436-2931
             Seashore Inn Bachelor Quarters      BOQ: (850) 235-5440/BEQ:     BOQ:
             (TAFB Billeting)                    (850) 234-4991               436-5440/BEQ:
                                                                              436-4991
             Security (CSS)                      (850) 234-4332/4443          436-4332/4443
             Spouse Employment Assistance        (850) 235-5800               436-5800
             Program
             TAFB Health Benefits Advisor        (850) 283-7771/7772          436-7771/7772
             VA Outpatient Cliinic               (850) 235-5101or 230-7186    -
             Veterans Services Office            (850) 784-4044/4045          None
             Visitor's Reception Center          (850) 235-5317               436-5317


Major Unit Listing
Please refer to the Record Listing for the Station's
major units and phone numbers.




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                                               Major Unit Listing
  Unit                Command            Point of         Commercial            DSN              Fax
                                         Contact
                      Coastal            Commanding       (850) 234-4210        436-4210         (850)
                      Systems            Officer                                                 234-4902
                      Station (CSS)
                      Naval Diving       Commanding       (850) 235-5207        436-5207         (850)
                      and Salvage        Officer                                                 235-5253
                      Training
                      Center
                      (NDSTC)
                      Navy               Commanding       (850) 230-3100        436-4351         (850)
                      Experimental       Officer                                                 234-4238
                      Diving Unit
                      (NEDU)
                      Naval Hospital     Director         (850) 234-4533        436-4533         (850)
                      Branch                                                                     235-5321
                      Medical Clinic
                      Personnal          Master Chief     (850) 234-4530        436-4530         (850)
                      Support            or Petty                                                234-4213
                      Activity           Officer in
                      Detachment         Charge
                      (PSD)

                                                               Attached to the Navy Exchange complex is a Barber
Transportation                                                 Shop and Dive Shop. We have a complete vending
                                                               line throughout the base. We also pay for free
Although there is no on-Station official transportation
                                                               hemming on uniform pants. Special orders are
system, Coastal Systems Station is laid out in a
                                                               gladly taken.
manner that you will find it easy and enjoyable to
walk to most buildings. Since we are a small Station
and have an almost year round gentle climate,
                                                               Tyndall AFB Base Exchange (BX) and Community
walking is a pleasure most of the time.
                                                               Mall
Commissary and Exchange Operations                             Offering a wide range of goods and services, the BX
Commissary                                                     carries current men, women, and children's fashions,
                                                               uniforms, jewelry, footware, fine china, household
There is no Commissary at CSS; the nearest one is              goods, toys, lawn & garden implements, accessories,
Tyndall AFB, 25 miles from CSS. You must have                  electronics, personalized services, and much more.
military ID to use the Commissary.
                                                               Local vendors line the hallway of the community
Special orders are available in the grocery, produce,          mall, selling items ranging from arts & crafts to
and meat departments, and assistance with special              handmade jewelry. The Mall is also home to a
events.                                                        Florist Shop, Beauty Salon, Barber Shop, Jewelry
                                                               Repair, Optical Shop and food concessions.

CSS Navy Exchange (NEX)

Offers a wide array of goods and services. In
addition to the normal retail sales, the Navy
Exchange offers the following: Uniform Shop,
Personalized Services/Special Orders, Garden Shop,
NEX Card Payments, Medals Mounting, Western
Union Services, Money Orders, TELEFLORA
Services, Fruit Orders and Pre-Paid Phone Orders.



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Name: Barber Shop                                  Name: Tyndall AFB Base Exchange (BX)
Address: Navy Exchange Complex, Bldg. 395          Address: Community Mall, Bldg. 950
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                  City: Panama City, FL 32403--5428
Phone: (850) 234-4630                              Phone: (850) 286-5804/(850) 283-4110
FAX: None                                          FAX: None
DSN Phone: 436-4630                                DSN Phone: 523-5804/523-4110
Comments:                                          Comments:
       Hours: 0900-1700 Mon-Sat                           Hours: 0900-1900 Mon-Sat
              Closed Sunday & Holidays                          1000-1700 Sun

Name: CSS Navy Exchange (NEX) and Mini Mart
Address: Bldg. 395                                 Local Community
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
Phone: (850) 235-2778
DSN Phone: 436-2778                                Local Community Overview
Comments:                                          The Bay County area offers one of Northwest
       Hours: 1000-1700 Mon-Fri                    Florida's loveliest coastlines. Set against the scenic
             1000-1500 Sat                         backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico azure waters, this
             Closed on Sundays                     area enjoys a colorful change of seasons--from fat
                                                   pink azaleas to the russet and gold of autumn leaves.
      After June 1999 new hours will be:           The area also boasts a gentle climate, invigorating
                                                   recreation and water sports, and a mellow-paced
            0900-1700 Mon-Sat                      lifestyle.
            1000-1600 Sun
                                                   Bay County was born on April 24, 1913, by an act of
Name: Commissary                                   the Florida Legislature. In almost 85 years, the
Address: Bldg. 950 (Community Mall)                County has evolved from a economy ruled by timber
City: Panama City, FL 32403--5428                  and turpentine to one in which tourism reigns. The
Phone: (850) 283-4825/4826                         County is renowned for its 27 miles of sugar-white
FAX: None                                          beaches, its bays, and its many bayous. It is called
DSN Phone: 523-4825/4826                           the Spring Break Capitol of the World, as well as a
Comments:                                          prime winter destination for "Snowbirds" coming
       Hours: 0900-1800 Tue/Wed/Fri                from Canada and other northern parts of the United
              1000-1900 Thu                        States.
              0830-1700 Sat
              1100-1600 Sun                        Each of Bay County's eight municipalities has a
              Closed Monday and Holidays           distinct character ranging from uncrowded, unspoiled
                                                   areas to exciting, entertaining, sports-oriented
                                                   communities. Panama City is the county seat and
Name: Dive Shop
                                                   largest municipality. Bay County covers 1,033
Address: Navy Exchange Complex, Bldg. 395
                                                   square miles with a population of 145,500. During
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                  Spring Break and Holidays, Panama City Beach will
Phone: (850) 234-5880                              often have a population of 300,000.
Name: Package Store                                Florida Driver's License
Address: Navy Exchange Complex, Bldg. 395
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                  Active duty military stationed in Florida and their
Phone: (850) 234-5880                              dependents do not need to get a Florida license if
FAX: None                                          they have a valid license from another state, with the
Comments:                                          following exceptions:
       Hours: 1000-1800 Mon-Sat
             1000-1600 Sun                         (1) Service member or spouse claims homestead
                                                   exemption (Florida residency). Then all drivers in
                                                   family must obtain a Florida license. (2) Service
                                                   member becomes employed outside the military, in



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Florida he/she must obtain a Florida license. (3)
Spouse of service member becomes employed in                        Active duty non-resident military that tag and title a
Florida, spouse must obtain Florida license. (4)                    vehicle in Florida, are exempt from the initial
Child becomes employed in Florida. Then only                        registration fee. If they at any time thereafter
employed child who drives must obtain Florida                       become a resident, they are required to pay the
license.                                                            $100.00 initial registration fee. If you become a
                                                                    Florida resident in order to claim the $25K
New Florida residents have 30 days after establishing               Homestead Exemption, you must then pay the
residency to apply for a Florida Driver's License.                  $100.00 initial registration fee before you'll be
First-time applicants may obtain a restricted operator              allowed to claim the Homestead Exemption.
license at 15 years old with parental consent (please
refer to the Florida Handbook). Military members                    Florida military residents who retire and/or are
and family members whose Florida license has                        honorably discharged from the Armed Forces, will be
expired more than one year but are still in their                   exempt from the initial registration fees, if
possession, may renew license by taking a road sign                 application for a Florida title is made within 6 months
and vision test.       If member has obtained an                    of the date of discharge and individual can show a
out-of-state license and it is still valid, it will transfer        DD-214.
with a road sign and vision test. If an out-of-state
license has expired, and Florida has no file, a                     Note: Per the Florida Division of Driver's License,
complete test is required--written, vision, and road                spouses who plan to work in Florida must obtain a
test.    A free Driver's Handbook is available.                     Florida Driver's License.
Licenses are valid for 4-6 years and should be
renewed on or before applicant's birth date. Call the               Fishing/Hunting Licenses (State)
Division of Vehicle Driver's License for an
appointment, (850) 872-4486, 0700-1800 (Tue-Fri),                   To obtain a resident fishing and/or hunting license,
appointments preferred. Active Duty Military who                    one must be a Florida resident for 1 year and a county
are residents of Florida do not have to renew their                 resident for 6 months. Residents 65 years of age and
drivers license when they leave the state until they                older may hunt and fish at no charge. For complete
return to live in Florida. The drivers license will                 information, call the Florida Game and Fresh Water
remain valid while living out of state.                             Fish Commission (850) 265-3676 or the Bay County
                                                                    Tax Collector's Office, (850) 784-4090.
Vehicle/Boat Registrations (Florida)
                                                                    Fishing is allowed in the Station's lakes; however, a
Non-resident military stationed in Florida by military              state fishing license is necessary.           Certain
orders are not required to carry a Florida plate. As                restrictions apply when fishing in the salt waters of
long as they are here on orders, they may keep                      the Gulf of Mexico. Laws and regulations are
current license plates from their home state; but they              available from the Florida Marine Patrol (850)
do have the option of purchasing a Florida                          233-5250, located on the installation.
"Registration Only" plate at a discounted rate. They
must present a photocopy of their title certificate                 Florida Residency
from their lienholder or bring in the title if in their
possession. Also they should bring in the following:                To become a Florida resident, you must submit a
1. Current leave and earning statement showing home                 declaration of domicile, obtain a Florida Driver's
of record. 2. Military identification card. 3. Driver's             License, and Florida license plates.
license. 4. Proof of insurance meeting the Florida
requirements. 5. The vehicle to be registered must                  Voter Registration
be present; whoever is shown as registered owner on
the title must be present to make the application.                  To register and vote in local, state, and national
Automobile registration renewals are determined by                  elections in Florida, residents must be 18 years of age
the month of the applicant's birth date. Vehicle                    or older with no felony record. New residents may
registration expires on the birthday (midnight of the               register immediately upon moving to Florida,
owner that appears first on the registration when in                although registration books are closed 30 days prior
more than one name) not at the end of the month.                    to any election. To register, you must show proof of
                                                                    residency.
Boat registrations will be renewed for the new year
beginning 1 June 1999.                                              State & County Taxes



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                                                              Name: Florida Vehicle/Boat Registration (Main
Florida has no personal state income tax or                   Branch)
inheritance tax. There is a corporate tax and a retail        POC: Bay County Tax Collector: Peggy Brannon
sales tax of 6 percent. Bay County has a 1 percent            Address: 648 Mulberry Avenue
county tax, and the surrounding area counties tax             City: Panama City, FL 32401
structure ranges from 1/2 to 1 percent. Ad valorem            Phone: (850) 784-4090
(real estate) taxes combine city, county, and school          FAX: (850) 784-6180
district levies, plus special assessments. These taxes        Comments:
are based on 100% of the assessed value of real and           MAIN Branch........: 0800-1700 Mon-Fri
tangible personal property.
                                                              PARKER Branch......: 6416 N. Lakewood Drive
Florida's Homestead Exemption Certification saves             City...............: Parker
homeowners taxes on the first $25,000 of assessed             Zip................: 32404
value. (Also see Regulations; Vehicle and Boat.)              Telephone..........: (850) 874-4654
                                                              Hours..............: 0830-1700 Mon-Fri
Name: Bay County Courthouse
POC: Clerk of Circuit Court                                   BEACH Branch.......: 104 S. Arnold Road
Address: Bay County Courthouse, Rm 101, 300 E.                City...............: Panama City Beach
4th Street                                                    Zip................: 32413
City: Panama City, FL 32401                                   Telephone..........: (850) 233-5035
Phone: (850) 747-5106                                         Fax................: (850) 233-5038
FAX: (850) 747-5199                                           Hours..............: 0800-1600 Mon-Fri
WWW Link: http://www.baycoclerk.com/
Comments:                                                     Name: Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors
Hours: 0800-1630 Mon-Fri                                      Bureau
                                                              POC: Information Operator
Name: Driver's License (Florida)                              Address: 12015 Front Beach Road
POC: Division of Vehicle Driver's License                     City: Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Address: 5420 N. Lakewood Drive                               Phone: (850) 233-6503 (locally) 1-800-PC-BEACH
City: Parker, FL 32404                                        FAX: (850) 233-5072
Phone: (850) 872-4486                                         WWW Link:
WWW Link:                                                     http://www.panamacitybeachmall.com
http://www.hsmv.state.fl.us/html/dlnew.html                   Proximity to site: 10 minutes
Comments:                                                     Comments:
Hours: 0700-1800 Tue-Fri (Appointments                        As you plan to relocate to the Bay County area, you
preferred)                                                    can obtain information on attractions and events
                                                              from the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors
Name: Fishing/Hunting License (State)                         Bureau.
POC: Bay County Tax Collector
Address: 648 Mulberry Avenue                                  Name: Voter Registration
City: Panama City, FL 32401                                   POC: Bay County Supervisor of Elections
Phone: (850) 784-4090                                         Address: Bay County Courthouse, Rm 112, 300 E.
FAX: (850) 784-6180                                           4th Street
WWW Link: http://www.state.fl.us/gfc/                         City: Panama City, FL 32401
Comments:                                                     Phone: (850) 784-6100
Hours: 0800-1700 Mon-Fri                                      FAX: (850) 784-6141
                                                              WWW Link: http://election.dos.state.fl.us
                                                              Comments:
                                                              Hours: 0800-1630 Mon-Fri


                                                              Time Zone Chart
                                                              Local time zone.............. : Central




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Time difference from this zone:                                     Pacific...................... : -2 hours
                                                                    Greenwich (UK)............... : +6 hours
Eastern...................... : +1 hour                             Central European (Germany)... : +7 hours
Mountain..................... : -1 hour                             East Asia (Japan)............ : +15 hours

                                                     Time Zone Chart
                             Location                                            Adjustment
                                                                                 for GMT
                             Pacific                                             -8
                             Mountain                                            -7
                             Central                                             -6
                             Eastern                                             -5
                             Greenwich (United Kingdom)                          0
                             Central European (Germany)                          1
                             East Asia (Japan)                                   9

                                                                    Year-round temperatures are generally mild and
Climate                                                             pleasant. Summers are hot and humid, especially July
                                                                    and August. The annual mean average temperature
Average Summer Mean Temperature                  88 degrees
                                                                    is 69 degrees.
Average Winter Mean Temperature                  55 degrees
Annual Precipitation 55.5 inches
                                                                    Hurricane season runs from June 1 through
                                                                    November 30. Winter temperatures average 55.6
                                                                    degrees.

                                                          Climate
      Month                               High                Low     Humidity                        Precipitation
      January                               62                 45        59.8                                  4.11
      February                              64                 48        60.4                                  3.90
      March                                 69                 54        60.2                                  5.29
      April                                 76                 60        58.5                                  3.95
      May                                   82                 67        63.5                                  2.86
      June                                  87                 74        69.0                                  5.00
      July                                  88                 76        72.5                                  8.21
      August                                89                 76        69.4                                  6.98
      September                             86                 72        62.6                                  5.68
      October                               80                 62        56.2                                  3.06
      November                              71                 53        50.3                                  3.19
      December                              64                 47        59.4                                  3.82

                                                                    JANUARY - MARCH *Ongoing performances at the
Events Calendar                                                     Gulf Coast Community College Theatre, Bay Arts
                                                                    Alliance, Martin Theatre, Kaleidoscope Theater,
Panama City and Panama City Beach have many fun
                                                                    etc.
and interesting events throughout the year to
participate in or just be a spectator--many of which
                                                                    APRIL *Glass Works - Invitation Exhibit *Visual
are free!      The following is a sampling of
                                                                    Arts Center of NWFL-ongoing art shows throughout
"happenings," but we are sure other new events are
                                                                    the year *Concert Choir Spring Concert at Gulf Coast
being worked on.          The Panama City Beach
                                                                    Community College *Annual Cobia Fishing
Convention & Visitors Bureau, 233-6503, the Bay
                                                                    Tournament
Chamber of Commerce, 785-5206, and the CSS
Career Development & Resource Center, 235-5800,
                                                                    MAY *Annual Gulf Coast Triathlon *Annual Spring
can give you more information after you arrive!
                                                                    Festival of the Arts *Concerts in the Park (May thru




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August) *Blast to the Past Antique Classic Car Show           as affiliate members, the responsibilities of Bay Arts
*Invitational Golf Tournament *Bike Rodeo                     Alliance have indeed grown rapidly in the last
                                                              decade.       It provides members and member
JUNE *Annual Jazz Festival at McKenzie Park                   organizations with services that include the award
*Concerts in the Park *Take a Kid Fishing                     winning Bay Arts & Entertainment Magazine
Tournament *Annual Panama City Dive Club                      (published semi-monthly with a comprehensive
Treasure Hunt *Bay Point Clay Court Adult Tennis              calendar of cultural events), copying and other office
Championships                                                 services, as well as information and referral services.
                                                              Areas for special assistance include marketing, box
JULY *4th of July Celebration, Parade, Boat Parade            office services, programming, and grant writing.
& fireworks at: a variety of locations in Panama
City & Panama City Beach *Annual Bay Point                    Since 1978, Bay Arts Alliance has served as the
Invitational Billfish Tournament *Concerts in the             overall agency for dozens of unique arts
Park *Junior Tennis Championships *Annual Shark               organizations.   Bay County's flourishing arts
Tournament *Various 5K & 10K Runs                             community includes:

AUGUST *Wave Runner Race *Concerts in the Park                Panama City Music Association Panama City Art
*Annual Bay Arts & Crafts Show                                Association Panhandle Writer's Guild Junior
                                                              Museum-The Adventure Place Kaleidoscope Theater
SEPTEMBER *Annual Panama City Beach Fishing                   Children's Kaleidoscope Theater Northwest Florida
Classic *Annual Treasure Island King Mackerel                 Ballet Visual Arts Center Gallery of Art Panama City
Tournament *Automotive Extravaganza *Annual                   Chamber Players, and much more
Autumn Tennis Classic *Bay County Fair
                                                              The Alliance has sponsored stellar performances of
OCTOBER *Oktoberfest (Downtown) *Bay County                   Cats, the Bolshoi Ballet, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater,
Fair *Annual Indian Summer Seafood Festival                   David Copperfield, the Royal Lippazzaners, other
*Annual   Panama    City   Open  Spearfishing                 Broadway productions, as well as big bands, and
Tournament *Annual Kidfest                                    giant puppet shows.       Ongoing projects of the
                                                              Alliance include presentations of many events to area
NOVEMBER        *Youth       Appreciation   Week              schools, drama workshops for young people, and an
*Environmental & Historical Arts & Crafts Festival            annual Concerts in the Park series presented in
*Boat Parade of Lights (St. Andrews Marina)                   conjunction with a corporate sponsor.
*Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair
                                                              Membership is open to all, and interested persons or
DECEMBER *Annual Holly Arts & Crafts Fair                     businesses should call the Alliance at 769-1217.
*Christmas Parade *Holiday 10K Run *Beaches                   Bay Arts Alliance is governed by a volunteer Board
Christmas Parade *Christmas Parade of Lights (Boat            of Directors dedicated to the expansion of cultural
Parade)                                                       opportunities for the area in all the arts.

Cultural Attractions
                                                              MARTIN THEATRE
BAY ARTS ALLIANCE
                                                              Built in 1936, the Historic Martin Theatre was
This active cultural organization was formed in 1978
                                                              originally called "The Ritz", and was one of a chain
by a group of energetic, culturally-minded citizens
                                                              of Columbas, Georgia-based, Martin Theatre-owned,
desiring to establish an umbrella agency for the arts
                                                              "Ritz" theatres. During the "Movie Palace" era, the
in Bay County. The promotion of the arts through
                                                              theatre hosted movies, vaudeville and talent shows
education and entertainment is an ongoing
                                                              and so was equipped with a small stage and two
commitment of the more than 500 individuals who
                                                              small dressing rooms, as well as a movie screen. In
comprise the membership of Bay Arts Alliance.
                                                              the late 1950 s, the "Ritz" became the "Martin
                                                              Theatre" and was extensively redecorated, received it
This local arts agency for Bay County is also the
                                                              s trademark Marquee, and started showing movies
management company for the Marina Civic Center
                                                              exclusively. In the early 70 s the theatre closed, stood
and is Bay County's link to the Division of Cultural
                                                              vacant for over a decade, and was eventually
Affairs of the State of Florida's Department of State.
                                                              purchased by a private group and converted into a
With 30 local cultural and community organizations
                                                              shooting gallery. The Panama City Downtown



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Improvement Board, whose mission is to bring about               equipment and SCUBA gear, plus see films and
the renaissance of the downtown Panama City area,                literature from the museum's library.
made plans to renovate the building into a multi-use
facility and performing arts center in the mid 1980 s.           EDEN STATE GARDENS
Returned to its art deco glory, its doors were
reopened in November of 1990, renovated and                      A short drive from Panama City Beach, Eden State
rejuvenated and ready to serve the community.                    Gardens overlooks Choctawhatchee Bay. Here are
                                                                 beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens and a
Today, the Historic Martin Theatre is a center for               restored antebellum mansion on the grounds.
cultural activity in Bay County. Although the theatre
seats only 469, it is the single largest presenter in the        GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Bay County Area.
                                                                 The Division of Visual and Performing Arts at the
                                                                 college offers programs in art, music, dance and
KALEIDOSCOPE THEATER                                             theatre. College productions in music and theatre
                                                                 are offered in the fall and spring semesters.
Local theater group that performs original and
adaptations of stage plays. Children's Kaleidoscope              Name: Bay Arts Alliance
offers plays specifically geared for children to                 Address: 8 Harrison Avenue
entertain and introduce them into the cultural aspects           City: Panama City, FL 32401
of theater.                                                      Phone: (850) 769-1217
                                                                 FAX: (850) 785-5165
                                                                 Proximity to site: 4.5 miles
                                                                 Comments:
VISUAL ARTS          CENTER       OF    NORTHWEST                Provides the community with a variety of
FLORIDA                                                          outstanding professional entertainment.
The Visual Arts Center is an art museum and school               Name: Eden State Gardens
serving a seven-county region of the Florida
                                                                 Address: Highway 395 (off U.S. 98 West)
Panhandle. The Center hosts exhibits featuring
                                                                 City: Point Washington, FL 35601
local, regional and national works of art in its three
                                                                 Phone: (850) 231-4214
galleries. In the classrooms, local artists teach studio
courses for students of all ages and skill levels. Two           FAX: None
monthly lecture series provide information on both               WWW Link:
the history of art and new developments in the field.            http://www.dep.state.fl.us/parks/District_1/EdenGar
Admission is free, with donations requested to                   dens/index.html
support exhibits and educational programming.                    Proximity to site: 25 miles
                                                                 Comments:
                                                                 Hours: 0800-Sunset

JUNIOR MUSEUM - THE ADVENTURE PLACE                              This park has a mansion originally built in the
                                                                 1890's that has been restored as a Southern
Provides young people with opportunities to hear,                Antebellum Mansion. Tours of the mansion are
see, feel, and participate in science, arts, and nature          everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays from
through exhibits, concerts, Star Lab (a portable                 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Cost of tours $1.50/.50
planetarium), classes, and traveling displays. A                 kids.
nature trail winds through hammocks, and a pioneer
village, complete with log cabin and barn to give a
look at turn-of-the-century Florida.

MUSEUM OF MAN IN THE SEA

This unique museum and educational facility is
supported by a nationwide membership. Here one
can view the Navy's SeaLab I, antique diving




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Name: Gulf Coast Community College Performing                Name: Museum of Man in the Sea
Arts                                                         Address: 17314 Back Beach Road
Address: 5230 Highway 98                                     City: Panama City Beach, FL 32407
City: Panama City, FL 32407                                  Phone: (850) 235-4101
Phone: (850) 872-3886                                        FAX: None
FAX: None                                                    WWW Link:
Proximity to site: 1 mile                                    http://www.panamacity.com/RECREATION/JRMU
Comments:                                                    SEUM/scripts/index.asp
This is our Community College "Little Theater."              Proximity to site: 15 minutes
                                                             Comments:
Name: Junior Museum-The Adventure Place                              Hours: 0900-1700 daily
Address: 1731 Jenks Avenue North
City: Panama City, FL 32405                                  Name: Visual Arts Center
Phone: (850) 769-6128                                        Address: 19 East 4th Street (at Harrison Avenue)
FAX: None                                                    City: Panama City, FL 32401
WWW Link:                                                    Phone: (850) 769-4451
http://www.panamacity.com/RECREATION/JRMU                    FAX: None
SEUM/scripts/index.asp                                       WWW Link: http://visualartscenter.org/
Proximity to site: 6 miles                                   Proximity to site: 7 miles
Comments:                                                    Comments:
        Hours: 0900-1630 Mon-Fri                                    Hours: Tue-Sat 0900-1600
               1000-1600 Sat                                               Thu 0900-2000
               Closed Sunday & Holidays                                    Closed Sunday,Monday & Holidays

Name: Kaleidoscope Theater
Address: 207 E. 24th Street                                  Recreation Opportunities
City: Lynn Haven, FL 32444                                   PANAMA CITY BEACH
Phone: (850) 265-3757
FAX: None                                                    The biggest attraction for Panama City-Bay County is
WWW Link: http://www.kt-online.org/                          the more than 27 miles of emerald green waters and
Proximity to site: 7 miles                                   snow-white sand.         Boating, camping, fishing,
Comments:                                                    island-hopping, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing,
This is our local "Little Theater." For reservations         jetskiing, windsurfing, sailing, shell collecting, or
call (850)265-3226.                                          wading in the surf, all await the beach goer. You
                                                             can see two of Florida's top ten attractions, along
Name: Martin Theatre                                         with excellent seafood restaurants and night time
Address: 409 Harrison Avenue                                 entertainment, mini-golf and 18-hole championship
City: Panama City, FL 32405                                  golf courses, unsurpassed natural beauty, greyhound
Phone: 850-763-8080                                          racing, and dinner cruises.
Comments:
The Martin Theatre is a center for cultural activity         Playful bottlenose dolphin may be sighted at any time
in Bay County. It seats 469 and is the single largest        of the year. Dolphin-encounter cruises and the
presenter in the Bay County Area.                            dolphin petting pool allow visitors an opportunity to
                                                             meet these friendly "clowns of the sea" in their
                                                             natural habitat.

                                                             Bird lovers will be thrilled by a never-ending variety
                                                             of beautiful waterfowl. Local citizens dedicated a
                                                             small artificial island named Audubon Island to the
                                                             preservation of some of the Coast's more fragile
                                                             species.

                                                             Mild temperatures here produce a wide variety of
                                                             lush tropical and sub-tropical vegetation. The most
                                                             important being the sea oats. Sea oats help prevent


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beach erosion and are protected by law from being               Signal Hill Golf Course        (850) 234-5051
cut.                                                            Sunny Hills Golf Course          (850) 773-3619 (In
                                                                FL 1-800-956-4555)
Panama City Beach and a large variety of its events             Tyndall/Pelican Point Golf     (850) 283-2565
and activities are family oriented.
                                                                Additionally along the Gulf Coast, Panama City
ST. ANDREWS STATE RECREATION AREA                               Beach is known for its number of elaborate miniature
                                                                golf courses. Adults as well as children enjoy the
St. Andrews State Recreation Area is 1,063 acres of             challenge - and especially the creative architecture.
beaches, windswept dunes, pine flatwoods, sand pine             Caves, waterfalls, bridges, wild animals, and pirates
scrub, salt and freshwater marshes--much of it                  are all part of the fantasy settings. These and other
preserved in a natural state. From a winding nature             fantastic looking, modern layouts are not only
trail, alligators, wading birds, deer, raccoons, and            imaginative but also well-kept. Best of all, they
other small animals are often sighted. Shell Island,            have an appeal that is pure fun for old-fashioned
part of the park, is accessible only by boat.                   family outings. See the Southern Bell Yellow Pages
Beautiful, unspoiled scenery remains here in quiet              under Golf Courses - Miniature.
isolation. There is evidence of an early Native
American encampment. Visitors to the park's clean,              WATER SPORTS AND FISHING
white sand beaches and shady wooded areas also
enjoy watersports, bicycling, birdwatching, nature              The sparkling Gulf of Mexico and freshwater lakes
walks, and touring a reconstructed turpentine "still," a        near Panama City offer superb challenges to the
relic from the turn of the century. Bounded by the              dedicated angler. From delicious Speckled Trout
Gulf of Mexico, St. Andrews Bay, and Grand                      and Grouper to sport fish such as Tarpon and Marlin,
Lagoon, the park's main attraction is fishing. A                the saltwater variety is practically unlimited. Rivers
450-foot long pier and jetties on the Gulf side of the          and lakes are home to the legendary Largemouth
park put fisherman in the middle of the action.                 Bass and Catfish, among others. For sunning,
                                                                bathing, biking, and just plain relaxing, Panama City
The park's jetties on the bay side is a very popular            beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world.
location for swimming, playing, and snorkeling.                 Another very popular pastime is scuba diving in the
                                                                Gulf of Mexico as well as crystal-clear freshwater
COUNTY, CITY, AND COMMUNITY PARKS                               springs.

The Panama City and Bay County recreation                       EBRO GREYHOUND PARK
departments maintain more than 50 facilities ranging
from undeveloped natural settings to large                      Features live greyhound racing from spring through
recreational complexes. For a complete list of                  the fall and simulcast thoroughbred racing during the
neighborhood/community/nature parks, call the                   off-season.
Career Development & Resource Center at (850)
235-5800, the County or City Recreation                         EDEN STATE GARDENS
Departments, or the Chamber of Commerce (850)
785-5206.                                                       A short drive from Panama City Beach, Eden State
                                                                Gardens overlooks Choctawhatchee Bay. Here are
GOLF                                                            beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens and a
                                                                restored late 1800's Greek Revival Manor. The
Golfers enjoy this game year-round; on a few days               rooms are furnished with pieces from many periods,
are too cold or windy to play. Area courses listed              some dating to the 1700s. The white-columned
below offer challenges for novices and pros alike:              mansion stands under a canopy of huge moss-draped
                                                                live oaks and is surrounded with azalea and camellia
Bay Point Country Club            (850) 235-6909                gardens.
Edgewater Golf Course             (850) 235-7324
Holiday Golf and Tennis Club      (850) 234-1800                GULF WORLD MARINE PARK
Hombre Golf Course                 (850) 234-3673
Panama Country Club                (850) 265-2911               At Gulf World, visitors walk through tropical gardens
Bay Dunes                                       (850)           and see continuously running shows that include
872-7902/872-1667                                               dolphins, sea lions, parrots and a scuba
Sandy Creek Golf Course           (850) 871-2673                demonstration. Take a walk through the shark tank,



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visit the dolphin petting pool and see such other               Name: Ebro Greyhound Park
animals as sea turtles, penguins, alligators and ducks.         POC: Manager
                                                                Address: Highway 79 (approx. 15 mins. north of
MRACLE STRIP AMUSEMENT PARK AND                                 P.C. Beach)
SHIPWRECK ISLAND WATER PARK                                     City: Ebro, FL 32437
                                                                Phone: (850) 234-3943
This family-oriented park features more than 30 rides           FAX: (850) 535-4442
and attractions, an arcade, entertainment and                   Proximity to site: 30 minutes
numerous food concessions. Among the feature                    Comments:
rides are a 2,000-foot-long roller coaster and the              In addition to the Dog Racing, you may enjoy a
40-foot high "Sea Dragon," reminiscent of a Viking              great dinner in the air conditioned dining room.
Ship, which rocks passengers up to 70 feet in the air.
                                                                    Racing Hours: Mon-Sat - 1930
Shipwreck Water Park is a six-acre watersports park                              Wed & Sat Matinee - 1230
that features rides, waterslides, a wave pool, games, a
children's area, picnic areas, sun decks and food
                                                                Name: Eden State Gardens
outlets.
                                                                POC: Information Operator
                                                                Address: Highway 395 (U.S. 98 West of PC
OCEAN OPRY
                                                                beach)
                                                                City: Point Washington, FL 34421
Ocean Opry is a 1,000-seat theatre featuring family
entertainment, including country, western, rock 'n              Phone: (850) 231-4214
roll, bluegrass and gospel. A new addition is also              FAX: None
being planned.                                                  Proximity to site: Approximately 40 minutes
                                                                Comments:
ZOO WORLD                                                       Gardens are open daily 0800 to Sunset.
                                                                Mansion open for guided tours 0900-1600 Daily
A zoological and botanical park, Zoo World has more             except Tue & Wed
than 350 animals and 15 endangered species, along
with plants from all over the world. Orangutans,                Name: Gran Maze
lions, a sumatran tiger, alligators, jaguars, camels,           POC: Information Operator
peacocks, exotic birds, bears, reptiles and a variety of        Address: 9807 Front Beach Road
monkeys are all part of the entertaining and                    City: Panama City Beach, FL 32407
educational experience at the zoo.           A special          Phone: (850) 235-2625
hands-on experience is offered little ones at the               FAX: None
Gentle Jungle Petting Zoo. Zoo World is also a                  Proximity to site: 20 mins.
botanical garden with more than 250 species of plants           Comments:
and trees.                                                      Spanning the length of a football field, Gran Maze
                                                                is the first human-size maze in the country.
Name: Bay County Parks and Recreation
POC: Information Operator                                       Name: Gulf World Marine Park
Address: 225 McKensey Avenue                                    Address: 15412 Front Beach Road
City: Panama City, FL 32401                                     City: Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Phone: (850) 784-4065                                           Phone: (850) 234-5271
FAX: (850) 784-6151                                             FAX: None
Proximity to site: 6 miles                                      Proximity to site: 20 minutes
Comments:                                                       Comments:
 Hours: 0730-1600 Mon-Fri                                       Hours: 0900-1500 during Summer
                                                                       After Memorial Day: 0900-1900




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Name: Miracle Strip Amusement Park/Shipwreck            Name: Panama City Parks and Recreation
Island Water Park                                       Department
POC: Information Operator                               POC: Manager
Address: 12000 Front Beach Road                         Address: 1900 W. 11th Street
City: Panama City Beach, FL 32407                       City: Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: (850) 234-5810 and         (850) 234-0368        Phone: (850) 872-3199
FAX: None                                               FAX: (850) 872-3078
WWW Link: http://www.miraclestrippark.com               Proximity to site: 6 miles
Proximity to site: 6 miles
Comments:                                               Name: Shipwreck Water Park
       Miracle Strip park is open March through         WWW Link: http://www.shipwreckisland.com
Labor Day.                                              Comments:
                                                         Shipwreck Water Park is open seasonally April
Name: Museum of Man in the Sea                          through Labor Day.
POC: Manager
Address: 17314 Panama City Beach Parkway                Name: St. Andrews State Recreational Area
(Back Beach Road)                                       POC: Information Operator
City: Panama City Beach, FL 32407                       Address: 4607 State Park Lane
Phone: (850) 235-4101                                   City: Panama City Beach, FL 32407
FAX: None                                               Phone: (850) 233-5140
Proximity to site: 10 miles                             FAX: None
Comments:                                               Proximity to site: 1.5 miles (& 3.5 miles east of
        Open daily: 0900-1700                           PC Beach)
                                                        Comments:
Name: Ocean Opry                                               Hours: 0800 till sunset (daily)
POC: Information Operator
Address: 8400 Front Beach Road                          Name: Zoo World
City: Panama City, FL 32407                             POC: Information Operator
Phone: (850) 234-5464                                   Address: 9008 West U.S. Hwy 98A (Front Beach
FAX: None                                               Road )
Proximity to site: 1.5 miles                            City: Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Comments:                                               Phone: (850) 230-1243
       Open year-round.                                 FAX: None
                                                        Proximity to site: 1.5 miles
Name: Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors           Comments:
Bureau                                                         Open daily year-round, 0900 to dusk, with
POC: Information Operator                               extended summer hours.
Address: 12015 Front Beach Road
City: Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Phone: (850) 233-6503 or 1-800-PC-BEACH                 Military Related and Civic Organizations
(722-3224)                                              The Bay County/Panama City area has over 200
FAX: (850) 233-5072                                     clubs and civic organizations. For a list of these
WWW Link: http://www.800pcbeach.org                     organizations, call the Bay County Chamber of
Proximity to site: 5 minutes                            Commerce (850) 785-5206, or the CSS Family
Comments:                                               Transition Office (850)235-5800/DSN 436-5800.
The Visitors Bureau can give you more detailed
information on our recreational opportunities.




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Name: American Legion Post 66                              Name: Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 346
POC: Manager                                               POC: Manager
Address: 2230 E. 15th Street                               Address: 2117 Wilkinson Street
City: Panama City, FL 32405                                City: Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Phone: (850) 769-2645                                      Phone: (850) 234-5521
FAX: None                                                  FAX: None
Proximity to site: 5 miles                                 Proximity to site: 5 minutes
Comments:                                                  Comments:
Call for schedule of social events and meetings.           Call for a schedule of social events and meetings.

Name: American Legion Post 356                             Name: Knights of Columbus
POC: Manager                                               POC: Manager
Address: 1702 Ohio Avenue                                  Address: 4820 N. Lakewood Drive
City: Lynn Haven, FL 32444                                 City: Parker, FL 32404
Phone: (850) 271-3558                                      Phone: (850) 785-4792
FAX: None                                                  FAX: None
Proximity to site: 7 miles                                 Proximity to site: 25 minutes
Comments:                                                  Comments:
Call for schedule of social events and meetings.           Call for a schedule of social events and meetings.

Name: American Red Cross - Central Panhandle
Chapter                                                    Shopping
POC: Manager                                               Whether you are a discriminating individual or a
Address: 430 E. 15th Street                                family in search of entertainment, Bay County offers
City: Panama City, FL 32405                                a variety of unique shopping experiences. From
Phone: (850) 763-6487                                      discount outlets to lavish fashion and gift stores, our
FAX: None                                                  community can meet all of your shopping needs and
Proximity to site: 12 miles                                desires.
Comments:
Offers a variety of volunteer opportunities.               Shopping areas are scattered throughout the Bay
                                                           County area. No matter where you are, you're no
Name: Bay County Veterans Services Division                more than a 15-minute drive from one of Bay
POC: Manager                                               County's many shopping districts.              Grocery,
Address: 304 West 7th Street                               furniture, appliance stores, and automobile and
City: Panama City, FL 32401                                marine dealerships literally thrive in our area.
Phone: (850) 784-4044
FAX: (850) 784-6181                                        The traditional shopper will enjoy the convenience
Proximity to site: 7 miles                                 and selection of the newly renovated Panama City
Comments:                                                  Mall. A fully-enclosed shopping center, Panama
Hours: 0730-1630                                           City Mall boasts ample parking and over 100 stores,
Can provide certificates of eligibility for VA Home        shops, cinemas, and eateries.
Loans.
                                                           There are also interesting and unique shops in the St.
Name: Elks Home Lodge No. 1598                             Andrews community, Panama City Downtown
POC: Manager                                               Shopping District, Coranada Village on 23rd Street,
Address: 101 W. Beach Drive                                and various shopping districts on Panama City
                                                           Beach, and suburbs of Lynn Haven, Springfield, and
City: Panama City, FL 32401
                                                           Callaway. About 60 miles north of Panama City
Phone: (850) 768-1598
                                                           (Highway 77) you will find the Factory Outlets Mall
FAX: None
                                                           in Graceville, FL.
Proximity to site: 5 minutes
Comments:                                                  In our neighboring city of San Destin (about 40 miles
Call for schedule of social events and meetings.           west on Highway 98 from CSS) you will find a new
                                                           Outlet Shopping Mall, Silversands, with many
                                                           designer and brand name stores.


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                                                             The Bay County area has over 200 houses of worship
For a complete list of shopping areas/centers located        in a broad spectrum of religious denominations as
throughout Bay County, call the Bay County                   indicated below.     You may call the Career
Chamber of Commerce at (850) 785-5206 or the CSS             Development & Resource Center at (850)
Career Development & Resource Center at (850)                235-5800/DSN 436-5800 or the Bay County
235-5800/DSN 436-5800.                                       Chamber of Commerce at (850) 785-5206 for a list.

State and Community Social Service                           Sample of Area Denominations:
Agencies
                                                             Advent Christian, African Methodist, Angelican
A complete listing (address, phone number and                Catholic, Apostolic Pentecostal, Assemblies of God,
detailed information) of State and County Social             Baptist (various), Catholic, Christian, Church of
Service Agencies and support groups is available at          Christ, Church of God, Episcopal, Full Gospel, Greek
the CSS , Career Development & Resource Center               Orthodox, Interdenominational, Latter Day Saints,
(CDRC) Bldg. 304, (850) 235-5800 (DSN 436).                  Lutheran,      Methodist,      Non-Denominational,
These agencies include, but are not limited to:              Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Seventh Day Adventist,
                                                             Synagogues, Unitarian, Wesleyan and many more.
- Alcoholics Anonymous - American Cancer & Heart
Associations, Leukemia Society, etc. - AMVETS -              Name: Chaplain Office
BASIC - Children/Youth (Before & After School                Address: Bldg. 304, 6703 W. Hwy. 98
Enrichment, Boy & Girl       Scouts, 4-H, Childcare          City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
Resource and Referral, Children's free clinic, Teen
                                                             Phone: (850) 234-4487
Pregnancy/Parenting Program, etc.) - Chemical
                                                             DSN Phone: 436-4487
Addictions & Recovery - Council on Aging &
                                                             Proximity to site: onsite
Eldercare (if you have an elderly parent or family
member living with you) - Domestic Violence -                Comments:
Family Service Agency - Healty & Rehabilitative              Also see under Support Services; Chapel Services &
Services - Literacy Programs (Adult, GED, English            Programs.
as a Second language, etc.) - Low Income Home
Energy Assistance Program - Mental Health
Association - Rescue Mission, Salvation Army,                Community Transportation
Goodwill, etc. - Volunteer Services - WIC (Special           BAY TOWN TROLLEY 1021 Massalina Drive
Supplemental Feeding Program for Women, Infants,             Panama City FL 32401 (850) 769-0557
and Children)
                                                             Are you looking for a fun, inexpensive way to get
Non-Profit Social Service Agencies                           around town? Whether your destination is work,
A complete listing (address, phone number and                shopping, or a day at the beach, the Trolleys will get
detailed information) of Non-Profit Social Service           you there on time in climate-controlled comfort.
Agencies is available at the CSS Career Development          They cover Bay County Mon-Fri and only cost 50
& Resource Center (CDRC), Bldg. 304, (850)                   cents! All Trolleys are equipped with bicycle racks
235-5800/DSN 436-5800.                                       and wheel-chair lifts. You may pick up a time
                                                             schedule at your CSS Family Transition Office, Bldg.
                                                             304.
Religious Activities
The CSS Chaplain and staff extend a most cordial             BAY COORDINATED TRANSPORTATION 1021
invitation to the station community to share and             Massalina Drive Panama City FL 32401 (850)
participate in spiritual benefits and activities. The        785-0808
SEASHORE CHAPEL has Protestant Divine
Services each Sunday, 0930, Building 304. Special            Bus Transportation for life support reasons at $1.00
Services such as Angelican Holy Communion and                one way. Life support reasons include:
Catholic Mass are frequently offered. Everyone is
invited.     The Chaplain sponsors two weekly                - employment - college/vocational schools - food
lunchtime Bible Studies and two evening Bible                stamps office - doctor's appointments - Housing
Studies which are non-demonational and offer                 Authority - pharmacy (for prescriptions pickups)
valuable fellowship.




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PANAMA        CITY-BAY                        COUNTY
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT                                            AMTRAK's "Sunset Limited" provides passenger
                                                                 train service from Chipley, Florida (approximately 40
Located approximately 5 miles from CSS. The                      miles from Panama City), going west to Los Angeles,
Panama City-Bay County International Airport has                 east to Jacksonville and south to Miami, Florida.
served the citizens of Bay County and the
surrounding region since 1946. Throughout the                    COMMERCIAL TRAVEL OFFICE (CTO)
years the community, and the demands for an
international airport grew.          In February 1995            The CTO provides services for both official
operations in the new 55,000 square foot terminal                government,     civilian,   and personal   travel
building began. A distinctive green roof caps the                arrangements, including hotel and rental cars,
terminal's coastal contemporary architecture,                    reservations, etc. Call (850) 234-4545 for travel
capturing the essence of Florida's Golf Coast. The               information and assistance.
award winning terminal hosts a spacious atrium
departure lounge with six gates, ample seating and a             Name: AMTRAK
panoramic view of the air field. The main concourse              City: Chipley, FL
offers a first class gift shop, restaurant and lounge for        Phone: 800-872-7245
the comport and convenience of passengers. The                   Proximity to site: 40 miles north of Panama City
Airport's designation as an international airport and a
foreign trade zone facilitates the movement of                   Name: Bay Town Trolley
travelers and freight through Bay County to the                  POC: Manager
world. The Airport is conveniently located 4 miles               Address: 1021 Massalina Drive
north of downtown Panama City, and approximately                 City: Panama City, FL 32401
10 minutes from The World's Most Beautiful
                                                                 Phone: (850) 769-0557
Beaches.       The Airport is centrally located in
Florida's panhandle, 300 miles from Atlanta,
                                                                 Name: Car Rental Companies
Birmingham, Jacksonville, New Orleans, and
Orlando, making the Panama City-Bay County                       Comments:
                                                                 AAA Car Rental............. : 877-828-2258 (toll free)
International Airport ideal for international business.
                                                                 Alamo Rent A Car........... : 800-327-9633
In 1996, Panama City-Bay County International
Airport hosted a total of 109,323 aircraft operations:
81,690 general aviation, 22,255 air carrier and 5,378            Avis Rent A Car............ : (850)
military operations. The new terminal facility saw               769-1411/800-831-2843
the throughput of 301,806 passengers to 3 regional
                                                                 Budget Car & Truck Rental.. : (850)
airlines with service to Atlanta, Memphis, Orlando,
                                                                 769-8507/800-527-0700
Tampa and the world. Regional passenger and
freight traffic was increased over 1995, and
continued growth is forecast.                                    CarTemps USA............... : (850) 784-2128

                                                                 Dollar Rent A Car.......... : 800-800-4000
Atlantic   Southeast    Airlines    1-800-282-3424
service to and from Atlanta Northwest Airlink
                                                                 Enterprise Rent A Car...... : (850) 747-1110
1-800-225-2525    service to and from Memphis
US Airways Express                  1-800-428-4322
service to and from Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Walton                   Hertz Rent A Car........... : (850)
                                                                 763-2262/800-654-3131
Beach
                                                                 National Car Rental........ : (850)
GREYHOUND BUS LINES
                                                                 769-2383/800-227-7368
Greyhound      line    provides nationwide     bus
transportation. Greyhound Bus Lines has four buses               U-Save Auto Rental......... : (850) 522-0440
per day to and from Atlanta, Georgia; also
connections through Mobile, Alabama; Tallahassee
and Jacksonville, Florida.

PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE



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Name: Greyhound Bus Lines                                      requirements. FSU provides opportunities to many
Address: 917 Harrison Avenue                                   the Station's science and engineering personnel by
City: Panama City, FL 32401                                    offering courses through the Florida Engineering
Phone: (850) 785-7861                                          Education Delivery System (FEEDS), which
Proximity to site: 15 miles                                    provides graduates working in industry access to
                                                               quality graduate programs and extended studies in
Name: Panama City-Bay County International                     engineering. This campus also offers of number of
Airport                                                        Master's Degree programs.
POC: Airport Information
Address: 3173 Airport Road, Box A                              With classrooms at Tyndall Air Force Base, Troy
                                                               State University and Embry Riddle Aeronautical
City: Panama City, FL 32405
                                                               University offer night courses and have programs for
Phone: (850) 763-6751
                                                               undergraduate and graduate degrees.
FAX: (850) 785-5674
Proximity to site: 5 miles
                                                               The Bay District Schools is the official name for the
                                                               public school system serving Bay County's primary,
Name: Taxi, ShuttleBuses & Limousine Services                  secondary, and adult students. These are listed
City: Panama City, FL 32401                                    below in Related Subjects.
Comments:
AAA Taxi................ : (850) 785-0533                      Service members have access to career counseling
Affordable Limousine                                           and educational advancement opportunities through
  Service............... : (850) 233-0029                      the following resources:
American Beach Taxi..... : (850) 230-9090
Beach Taxi.............. : (850) 769-8265                      CSS Education Services Office
Deluxe Coach Taxi....... : (850) 763-0211
Emerald Coast Shuttle                                          CSS Command Career Counselor
  Transporation......... : (850) 236-0502
Executive Taxi.......... : (850) 233-8299/784-6611             NDSTC Command Career Counselor
Panama City Taxi........ : (850) 233-1010
Yellow Cab Taxi......... : (850) 763-4691                      NEDU Command Career Counselor

                                                               CSS Training (850) 234-4844 - Spouses of active
Education                                                      duty military and civil service employees are eligible
                                                               (on a space-available basis) to utilize the training
                                                               facility to work with the computer-based tutorials,
Education Overview                                             use or check out video tapes, and audio programs in
The Bay County area provides a wide variety of                 the training library. Military spouses may contact the
education facilities and opportunities. Gulf Coast             Career Development & Resource Center, Building
Community College (GCCC), located just across the              304, (850) 235-5800, to get additional information
Hathaway Bridge from the Navy Base, has more than              about employment information and training.
8,000 students enrolled each year and offers more
than 50 Associate of Arts degrees and another 30               Tyndall AFB Education Center
Associate of Science degrees. These include degrees
in Drama, Art, and Music, Nursing, and Radiology.              Name: CSS Career Counselor
GCCC also offers many Certificate programs of                  Address: Building 500
study such as Correction Officer and Paralegal.                Phone: (850) 234-4514
GCCC also provides courses at the Coastal Systems              DSN Phone: 436-4514
Station. Intercollegiate athletics are also big part of
college life.                                                  Name: CSS Training
                                                               Address: Building 389
Across the street from GCCC is the Florida State               Phone: (850) 234-4849
University-Panama City Campus (FSU-PCC).                       DSN Phone: 436-4849
FSC-PCC does not compete with GCCC; it serves
only juniors & seniors transferring with an
Associate's Degree or those students with 60 semester
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Name: Education Services Office(ESO)                            - A comprehensive health education and drug
Address: Building 386,PSD                                    prevention program.
Phone: (850) 234-4379
DSN Phone: 436-4379                                             - A student services department providing support
                                                             services for students such as guidance, social work,
Name: NDSTC Career Counselor                                 occupation and placement, psychology, and group
Address: Building 350                                        conflict resolution.
Phone: (850) 235-5213
DSN Phone: 436-5213                                             - For a wide range of data including test scores,
                                                             school population, teacher-to-student ratios, and other
                                                             items of interest, call the Public Information Office at
Name: NEDU Career Counselor
                                                             (850) 872-4269.
Address: Building 321
Phone: (850) 230-3304
                                                             To find out which school your child should attend,
                                                             call Student services (850) 872-4328. Give your
Name: Tyndall AFB Education Center                           address and child's grade level. The staff will use
Address: 921 Beacon Beach rd. Building 1230                  this information to identify the school in your
Phone: (850) 283-4285                                        resident area. If the student live 2 miles or more
DSN Phone: 523-4285                                          from his/her designated school, school bus
                                                             transportation is provided. Contact your assigned
                                                             school for bus route and schedule.
Public and DODDS Schools
There are no DODDS schools on Station. Many                  The best way to register or enroll a student in the Bay
elementary and private schools offer Before and              County School System (for the first time), is for the
After School Enrichment (BASE) programs, as well             parent or legal guardian to go to the assigned school
as a gifted student program (QUEST). Please check            to obtain and complete the necessary forms. You
with the individual school. The area high schools            must provide the following before your child can
have unique curriculum designs to prepare students to        start school:
enter the workforce or to continue with
post-secondary education.                                       - two documents showing proof of residence
                                                             within the school district, i.e., homestead exemption
Bay District Schools is the official name for the            card, electric bill, phone bill, or voter registration
public schools system serving Bay County.                    card.
Realizing that all students do not learn in the same
way, there are a number of school settings and                  - child's birth certificate.
curriculum designs available:
                                                                - copy of previous year's school record and report
 - Elementary:     22 - Middle schools: 7 - High             card (if attended another school system).
schools:   4
                                                                - proof that child has had a medical examination
   - Alternative schools for students in elementary,         within the last year (only if entering a Florida school
middle, or high school who need extra incentives or          program for the first time).
specialized diploma programs.
                                                                - proof of Florida certificate of immunization
   - Special education centers for emotionally               (HRS Form 680), with dates for each immunization
troubled, physically handicapped or impaired                 (this can be obtained by taking immunization records
students.                                                    to any Bay County Health Department office or
                                                             getting immunizations at the Health Department).
  - An adult learning center focusing on literacy and        The HRS Health Department closest to CSS can be
GED achievement.                                             contacted at (850) 233-5175.

   - A vocational-technical center with day and                 - child's Social Security Card.
evening classes available to help students attain job
skills.




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Name: Bay County District Schools                              Location..................... : 7115 Highway 22
Address: 1311 Balboa Avenue                                    Telephone.................... : (850) 871-2645
City: Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: (850) 872-4100                                          Cedar Grove Elementary
WWW Link: http://www.bay.k12.fl.us                             Location..................... : 2826 E. 15th Street
Proximity to site: 10 minutes                                  Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4550
Tutition: No fee
Comments:                                                      Hiland Park Elementary
Area schools:                                                  Location..................... : 2507 Baldwin Road
                                                               Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4685
Bay High School
Location...................... : 1200 Harrison Avenue          Lucille Moore Elementary
Telephone..................... : (850) 872-4600                Location..................... : 1900 Michigan Avenue
                                                               Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4770
Moseley High School
Location..................... : 3418 Palo Alto Avenue          Lynn Haven Elementary
Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4400                 Location..................... : 301 W. 9th Street
                                                               Telephone.................... : (850) 265-2131
Rutherford High School
Location..................... : 1000 School Avenue             Margaret K. Lewis Center
Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4500                 Location..................... : 1527 Lincoln Avenue
                                                               Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4775
A.D. Harris
Location..................... : 819 E. 11th Street             Merriam Cherry Street Elementary
Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4590                 Location..................... : 1125 Cherry Street
                                                               Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4780
Everitt Middle School
Location..................... : 608 School Avenue              Millville Elementary
Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4790                 Location..................... : 203 N. East Avenue
                                                               Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4765
Jinks Middle School
Location..................... : 600 W. 11th Street             Northside Elementary
Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4695                 Location..................... : 2001 Northside Drive
                                                               Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4760
Merritt Brown Middle School
Location..................... : 5044 Merritt Brown Way         Oakland Terrace Elementary
Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4740                 Location..................... : 2010 W. 12th Street
                                                               Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4565
Mowat Middle School
Location..................... : 1903 Highway 390               Parker Elementary
Telephone.................... : (850) 265-2172                 Location..................... : 640 S. Highway 22-A
                                                               Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4570
Rosenwald Middle School
Location..................... : 924 Bay Avenue                 Patronis Elementary
Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4580                 Location..................... : 7400 Patronis Drive
                                                               Telephone.................... : (850) 233-5075
Surfside Middle School
Location..................... : 300 Nautilus Street            Patterson Elementary
Telephone.................... : (850) 233-5180                 Location..................... : 1025 Redwood Avenue
                                                               Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4675
Beach Elementary
Location..................... : 12900 Middle Beach Road        Southport Elementary
Telephone.................... : (850) 233-5118                 Location..................... : 1835 Bridge Street
                                                               Telephone.................... : (850) 265-2810
Callaway Elementary
                                                               Springfield Elementary


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Location..................... : 520 School Avenue
Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4575                        Telephone............................. : (850) 769-5442

St. Andrew School                                                     First Presbyterian Church School...... : 100 E. 7th
Location..................... : 3001 W. 15th Street                   Street
Telephone.................... : (850) 872-4595
                                                                      Telephone............................. : (850) 785-0444
Tommy Smith Elementary
Location..................... : 5044 Tommy Smith Drive                Good Shepherd Lutheran School......... :             929 S.
Telephone.................... : (850) 872-7540                        Tyndall Parkway

Tyndall Elementary                                                    Telephone............................. : (850) 871-6311
Location..................... : Tyndall AFB
Telephone.................... : (850) 286-6481                        Holy Nativity Episcopal Grade School.. : 1005 E.
                                                                      2nd Plaza
Waller Elementary
Location..................... : 11332 E. Highway 388                  Telephone............................. : (850) 747-4000
Telephone.................... : (850) 722-4341
                                                                      Panama City Christian School.......... : 1104 Balboa
West Bay Elementary                                                   Avenue
Location..................... : 14813 School Drive
Telephone.................... : (850) 233-5135                        Telephone............................. : (850) 769-6000

                                                                      St. John The Evangelist Catholic School:                  1005
Private Schools                                                       Fortune Avenue
Bay County offers a host of private schools providing                 Telephone............................. : (850) 763-1775
educational alternatives for local children. Most of
these schools are affiliated with churches and tend to                The Rock School....................... :   2413 N. Harris
offer smaller classes and more individualized                         Avenue
attention than most public schools. These schools'
curriculum is based on religious tenets.                              Telephone............................. : (850) 785-8334
Tuition varies with add-on fees, i.e., lunches, books,                Victory Christian School.............. :      1616 Allison
supplies, and before and after school care.                           Avenue
It is important to note that if you wish to register for a            Telephone............................. : (850) 234-1731
place in these schools, you must apply early, as there
is usually a waiting list. Students registering in these
schools must submit up-to-date school immunization                    Colleges and Universities
records.                                                              The following is information on Colleges and
                                                                      Universities available in the area. A VA Benefits
Average test scores: Each private school should be                    Counselor is available in these schools to provide
contacted for their SAT scores and graduation                         assistance and guidance.
requirements.
                                                                      FLORIDA        STATE       UNIVERSITY          (FSU)      (PC
                                                                      Campus)
Following is a listing of private schools in the area:
                                                                      Military and dependents pay resident tuition rates.
Covenant Christian          School.............   :       2350        The Panama City Campus provides opportunities for
Frankford Avenue                                                      upper    division (junior      & senior     years),
                                                                      undergraduate, and graduate study.
Telephone............................. : (850) 769-7448
                                                                      Classes are relatively small, permitting an
Fellowship Christian Academy.......... : 318 School                   individualized approach to instruction and
Avenue                                                                encouraging interaction between students and faculty.



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Faculty from the main campus (Tallahassee) teach              Name: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
nearly all of the courses offered in Panama City              (ERAU)
Campus, thus assuring the same high quality of                Address: Tyndall Air Force Base
instruction provided to students who attend classes in        City: Panama City, FL 32403--5428
Tallahassee.                                                  Phone: (850) 283-4557
                                                              DSN Phone: 523-4557
Current     Bachelor's    Degree    Programs     are:         Proximity to site: 25 miles
Accounting, Business, Criminology, Education                  Tutition: Call ERAU for tuition costs.
(Elementary), Nursing, Psychology, Social Science
Interdisciplinary, and Social Work. Master's Degree           Name: Troy State University (TSU)
programs are:          Business, Early Childhood,
                                                              Address: Tyndall Air Force Base
Educational Administration, Elementary Education,
                                                              City: Panama City, FL 32403--5428
Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical and Civil), Math
                                                              Phone: (850) 283-4449
Education, Nursing, Reading Language Arts, Special
                                                              DSN Phone: 523-4449
Education. Additionally, FSU participates in the
Florida Engineering Education Delivery System                 Proximity to site: 25 miles
(FEEDS) which provides graduates working in                   Tutition: Call TSU for tuition costs.
industry access to quality graduate programs and              Comments:
extended studies in engineering.                              Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.
                                                              Master's Degree in Management, International
 Florida State University (PC Campus)        4750             Relations, Transition and Human Management.
Collegiate Drive Panama City, FL 32405 (850)
872-4750              Proximity to SITE: 5 minutes
Call FSU for tuition costs.                                   Adult or Continuing Education
                                                              In this area, you will find a wide-range of adult and
GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (GCCC)                           continuing education opportunities.

Military and dependants pay resident tuition rates.           GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT (GED)
The Sunshine State Skills Program provides grants to
establish training partnerships between community             For GED information contact one of the following
colleges and employers who have specific training             offices at the Coastal Systems Station:
needs for employees in new, expanding, or
diversifying businesses in Florida. The state has             STATION COMMAND CAREER COUNSELORS
appropriated funds for training grants to be matched          (CCC): CSS CCC (850) 234-4514
by industry with cash, equipment, or facility use.
Programs include mechanical assembly, computer                 NEDU CCC (850) 230-3304
training, secretarial, clerical and word processing,
basic electricity, critical-care nursing, marketing,           NDSTC CCC (850) 235-5213
managerial, business skills, and cooperative
education.     GCCC also offers small business                 PSD ESO (850) 234-4379
seminars that address various aspects of small
businesses; workshops, clinics and lectures, on both          HANEY VOCATIONAL CENTER
credit and noncredit basis, throughout the year. The
Business and Industry Training Service provides               Haney provides a full range of training in a wide
computer training, professional development courses,          variety of trade and technical areas. Haney has a VA
teleconferences, and can provide customized                   Benefits Counselor, Cynthia Heatherington, 2nd
in-house employee training. Call (850) 872-3823 for           Floor, (850) 747-5510, to provide assistance to
more information.                                             military veterans.

 Gulf Coast Community College 5230 W. Highway                 Haney Vocational 3016 Highway 77 Panama City,
98 Panama City, FL 32402 (850) 769-1551                       FL 32405 (850) 747-5500 Proximity to SITE: 8
Hours:                0730-1800         Mon-Thu               miles
& 0730-1600 Fri Call GCCC for tuition costs.                  Hours: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm.
                                                              Tuition: Varies according to program.
Other area Universities and/or Educational Institutes:
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                                                              Name: St. Andrew Bay Center for Retarded
Shaw Adult Center focuses on literacy and GED                 Citizens
achievement for adults. The Center offers GED                 Address: 1804 Carolina Avenue
preparatory courses, English as a Second Language             City: Lynn Haven, FL 32444
(ESL), Adult Basic Education courses, and other               Phone: (850) 265-2951
types of training. GED tests are given throughout             Proximity to site: 25 minutes
the year and a registration fee is assessed for taking        Tutition: Call for fees
the test. Classes are also provided to students               Comments:
desiring to receive a High School Diploma.                    The Center accepts developmentally disabled adults,
                                                              ages 21-55.
Shaw Adult Center 162 Detroit Avenue Panama
City, FL 32401 (850) 872-4555 FAX: (850)                      Name: The Planning for College Program
872-7587 Call for tuition costs.
                                                              Address: 304 Magnolia Avenue
                                                              City: Panama City, FL 32402
Special Education                                             Phone: (850) 769-4777
EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM                             Proximity to site: 20 minutes
(EFMP)                                                        Comments:
                                                              This is a non-profit agency developed to assist and
Military Support Office                                       guide high school students and their families to
                                                              develop a path to college. Workshops and
EFMP provides information and referral for general            counseling to assist in high school preparation,
medical care and medically related services for               college selection and how to find financial
eligible DOD families having a dependent with                 assistance to pay for college, are provided at no cost
special medical, psychological, or educational needs.         to the family. Parents should contact this office
                                                              when their children are in middle school or 9th or
                                                              10th grade of high school.

Branch Medical Clinic                                         Name: United Cerebral Palsy of Panama City, Inc.
                                                              Address: 621 Kraft Avenue
DOD family members are referred to the Branch                 City: Panama City, FL 32401
Clinic by the Command Career Counselor for                    Phone: (850) 769-1593
medical, psychological, or education evaluations, by          FAX: (850) 785-7034
appointment only.                                             Tutition: Full Fee
                                                              Comments:
The following is area schools and programs
                                                              Eligibility restricted to ages 6 weeks to 4 years in
providing special education needs and opportunities:
                                                              daycare and pre-school, and adults with
                                                              developmental disabilities.
Name: Margaret K. Lewis School
Address: 1527 Lincoln Avenue                                  Services provided include: physical, speech and
City: Panama City, FL 32405                                   occupational therapy and evaluations, specialized
Phone: (850) 872-4775                                         early childhood support and respite services,
Proximity to site: 30 minutes                                 supported competitive employment and independent
Tutition: None                                                living.
Comments:
Hours: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Mon-Fri.

Provides education for children with special
needs--exceptional students, pre-kindergarten to
grade 12 students, who are moderately, severely, or
profoundly handicapped.




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Name: Vocational Rehabilitative Program                        Force Base & the Coastal Systems Station recruit
Address: 2939 Hwy 77                                           non-appropriated fund positions.
City: Panama City,, FL 32401
Phone: (850) 872-4380                                          Poor Prospects: This Station and Tyndall AFB are
Proximity to site: 20 minutes                                  part of the Department of Defense "down-sizing," so
Comments:                                                      DoD civil service positions are very limited, but
Provides rehabilitation when a physical or mental              Federal civil service employment may still be
handicap interferes with a person's ability to work.           available at non-DoD Government agencies.
Services available include, medical and
psychological evaluation, counseling, vocational               SPOUSE    EMPLOYMENT                 ASSISTANCE
evaluation, adjustment services, on-the-job training,          PROGRAM (SEAP)
employment assistance, and transportation.
                                                               Contact the Development & Resource Center
                                                               (CDRC) for an appointment as soon as you arrive.
                                                               The SEAP Counselor will assist you in establishing
Employment                                                     career goals, developing and refining resumes and
                                                               interview skills, provide education and training
Employment Overview                                            sources, and direct you to job resources.
The following employment information is provided
                                                               TRANSITION ASSISTANCE             MANAGEMENT
to acquaint you with the local labor market. The
                                                               PROGRAM (TAMP)
local economy is a mix of tourism, federal
government,      trades,     serices,    manufacturing,
                                                               Military members planning to separate/retire should
lumbering and commercial fishing. According to the
                                                               contact the Development & Resource Center (CDRC)
Florida Department of Labor, the unemployment rate
                                                               as soon as possible. The Transition Assistance
in Bay County fluctuates around 9%.                The
                                                               Management Program (TAMP) provides a wide
unemployment rate is higher during the Fall and
                                                               range of employment information and assistance,
Winter since this is the off-season for tourism.
                                                               including: caareer councelling, developing/refining
                                                               resumes and interviewing skills, and employment
The minimum wage in Bay County is $5.25 per hour.
                                                               resources. Computers, Small Business Resource
The average salary for office workers ranges between
                                                               Center, Writing Reference Library, copying machine,
$5.50 - $6.00 per hour, while registered nurses
                                                               typewriter, fax machine, and many more resources
average around $16.00 per hour. These figures are
                                                               for a "Smooth Transition".          Information on
presented to give you a general idea of the
                                                               government contractors at CSS may also be obtained
AVERAGE salaries only.
                                                               from the CDRC.
For job hunting opportunities, be sure to bring with
                                                               Name: Career Development & Resource Center
you all employment records and information,
                                                               (CDRC)
resumes, SF-171s, transcripts, certificates, licenses,
SF-50s, etc. (if applicable). Do not pack them in              POC: Transition & Spouse Employment
your baggage or household shipment.                            Counselors
                                                               City: Panama City, FL 32407-7001
Interested in starting your own small business?                Phone: (850) 235-5800
Drop by the CSS Career Development & Resource                  FAX: (850) 235-5673
Center (CDRC) for information.                                 DSN Phone: 436-5800
                                                               DSN FAX: 436-5673
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:                                      E-Mail: mccombsca@ncsc.navy.mil
                                                               WWW Link:
Good Prospects: Engineering, medical, financial, and           http://www.taonline.com/tappages/taplist.asp?tapid-
administrative occupations; hospitality industries,            23
retail fields, and State of Florida.

Fair Prospects: Manufacturing industries, technical
occupations    (Government     contractors),   and
computer-oriented fields. Ninety plus small and
large manufacturers located in area. Tyndall Air



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Name: WorkForce Center                                         charge to customers. WorkForce Center, 114 E. 9th
Address: 114 East 9th Street                                   Street Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 872-4340.
City: Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: 850-872-4340                                            Professional Placement Network (PPN) is a free,
WWW Link: http://www.workforcecenter.org                       volunteer,   self-help    organization    to    assist
                                                               unemployed & under-employed job seekers in their
                                                               search for employment through shared resources and
                                                               productive communications. Open to anyone who
Federal Civilian Employment for Spouses                        has EITHER a 4 year college degree or 5 years of
CSS Human Resources Services (HRS) Department                  work experience in a professional or technical career.
                                                               Call (850) 872-4340 for additional information.
This office provides information regarding civil
service job opportunities and civil service testing.           EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES
Other areas of information are:              Veterans'
Readjustment Appointment (VRA) authority,                      The following is a list of employment agencies in the
disabled veterans appointing authority, Military               Bay County area, providing permanent employment
Spouse Preference Program, and general counseling              opportunities in various career and job areas: Some
regarding the benefits of civil service employment.            charge a fee for this service, while others do not.
                                                               See Temporary Employment listing for temporary
Name: Human Resources Services Department                      agencies.
Address: Bldg. 374
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                              WorkForce Center
Phone: (850) 235-4415                                          114 E. 9th Street             (850) 872-4340
DSN Phone: 436-4415
Comments:                                                      Office Force/Labor Finders
       Hours: 0800-1600 Mon-Fri                                1517 Frankford Ave.              (850) 913-9701

Job Assistance Window........ : 235-4415                       Personnel Resources of NW Florida
24-HR Job Hotline............ : 234-4724                       627 Hwy. 231                  (850) 784-7788

                                                               Bay Staffing
Permanent Employment Resources                                 2222 Jenks Avenue                (850) 872-0880
Bay County has employment opportunites with                    Placement Plus
federal, state, county and city agencies and                   1815 W. 15th Street, Suite 15 (850) 785-3445
employers.
                                                               Snelling Personnel Services
Federal Government employment covers both DOD                  1613 St. Andrews Blvd. (State Hwy 390)          (850)
and non-DOD agencies.         See related subject              769-1441
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT.                   Numerous
businesses and companies provides job opportunities.           Maritime Personnel Services (Marine Only)
See    related   subject    PRIVATE      SECTOR                8317 Front Beach Road          (850) 234-9900
EMPLOYMENT.

The Career Development & Resource Center                       Temporary Employment Resources
(CDRC), (850) 235-5800/DSN 436-5800, provides                  The agencies annotated with asterisk (*) charge a fee
employment assistance for both service members and             for some services.
spouses. Refer to EMPLOYMENT OVERVIEW.
                                                               Able Body Labor              850 Magnolia Avenue
The WorkForce Center provides local, state, and                913-8999
nationwide job listings and assistance. They also
provide job searches using multiple job banks, job             INTERIM Temporary Personnel        330 W. 23rd
seeking and career planning advice, resume                     Street 785-2299 (by appointment only)
preparation and printing, labor market information,
referral services, aptitude and skills assessments, and        The Florida Jobs & Benefits Center (STATE OF FL)
training programs. All services are provided free of           114 E. 9th Street 872-4340



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                                                              installations in this area--the Coastal Systems Station
Kelly Temporary Services       2408 Lisenby Avenue            and Tyndall Air Force Base. This committee has
785-1556                                                      also been instrumental in assuring that the
                                                              relationship of the two military facilities with the
Manpower Temporary Services           700 W. 23rd             community remains mutually rewarding.
Street, Suite 2 769-1619
                                                              Bay County Chamber of Commerce 235 W. 5th
Personnel Resources of NW Florida      627 Hwy. 231           Street, (P.O. Box 1850) Panama City, FL 32401
784-7788                                                      (850) 785-5206 Proximity to site: 15 minutes

Bay Staffing   2222 Jenks Avenue      872-0880                Panama City Beaches Chamber of Commerce 415
                                                              Beckridge Panama City Beach, FL 32407 (850)
*Placement Plus     1815 W. 15th Street, Suite 15             234-3193 Proximity to site: 15 minutes
785-3445
                                                              Private Sector Employment
Snelling Personnel Services 1613 St. Andrews
                                                              The following is a representative sampling of
Blvd. (State Hwy 390) 769-1441
                                                              employers in the Bay County area. Call the Family
                                                              Transition Office at (850) 235-5800 for additional
Non-Paid or Volunteer Opportunities                           employment listings.
If you are interested in volunteer work, make an
appointment with the Family Transition Office,                Arizona Chemical Company   1001 E. Business
Building 304, (850) 235-5800, and the staff will              Hwy 98 785-6700 Product or Service: Tall oil,
assist you in finding an area of volunteer work that          terpines
interests you. Some agencies in the area include:
                                                              Bay Bank & Trust Company 509 Harrison Avenue
American Red Cross      430 East 11th Street     (850)        769-3333 Product or Service: Financial institution
763-7687
                                                              Bay Medical Center     615 N. Bonita Avenue
Bay County Council on Aging          1116 Frankford           769-1511 Product or Service: Medical/Hospital
Avenue (850) 784-3468                                         Facility

Bay School Volunteers      Bay District School Office         Bay Point Yacht & Country Club 100 Delwood
(850) 872-4897                                                Beach Road Panama City Beach, FL 234-3307
                                                              Product or Service: Resort services
Catholic Social Services      3128 East 11th Street
(850) 763-0475                                                Berg Steel Pipe Corporation Port Industrial Park
                                                              769-2273 Product or Service: Line pipe
Family Service Agency        611 North Cove Blvd.
(850) 785-1721                                                Columbia Gulf Coast Medical Center 449 W. 23rd
                                                              Street         769-8341 Product or Service:
HRS Volunteer Services        3127 Lisenby Avenue             Medical/hospital facilities
(850) 872-4385
                                                              Corrections Corporation of America 314 Harmon
TAFB Family Services        Bldg. 743 (next to FSC)           Avenue 785-5245 Product or Service: Correction
283-4202                                                      Facilities

United Way Information & Referral        524 Mercer           Eastern Shipyards, Inc.        2200 Nelson Avenue
Avenue (850) 769-2738                                         763-1900      Product    or     Service:     Ship
                                                              construction/renovations
Chambers of Commerce
                                                              E-Z Serve, Inc.    109 W. 5th Street   769-1661
The Bay County area has two Chambers of
                                                              Product    or     Service:       Small    items
Commerce - The Bay County Chamber and the
                                                              convenience/grocery stores
Beaches Chamber of Commerce. Both are very
active in the area. The Military Affairs Committee
of the Bay County Chamber supports the two military



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Regions Bank 144 Harrison Avenue            872-7000        and general counseling regarding the benefits of civil
Product or Service: Financial institution                   service employment.

Gulf Coast Community College 5230 W. Highway                The Human Resources Office (HRO) of the Coastal
98 Job Service Placement: 872-3835: Product                 Systems Station (CSS) was regionalized under the
or Service: Education                                       Human Resources Service Center, Southeast Region,
                                                            Stennis Space Center, MS in Feb 99. Vacancy
Gulf Power Company           1230 E. 15th Street            announcements will be advertised through the merit
785-4611 Product or Service: Utility services               staffing procedures and Internet and will be posted
                                                            throughout CSS on announcement boards.
Haney Technical Center      769-2191 Job Service
Placement: Ext. 183          Cooperative Education          In most cases, applications will now have to be
Office: Ext. 108                                            mailed to the SE Regional Office; however,
                                                            delegated examining of some positions will continue
Louisiana Pacific Corp.      8731 Steelfield Road           to come to the Station until October.
234-2777 Product or Service: Lumber
                                                            After that date, all applications will go directly to:
Marriott's Bay Point Resort 100 Delwood Beach
Road           234-3307 Product or Service:                 The Human Resources Service Center, Southeast,
Hotel/Resort/Guest services                                 Code 53
                                                            9110 Leonard Kimble Road
Merrick Industries    10 Arthur Avenue      Lynn            Stennis Space Center, MS 39522-0002.
Haven, FL      265-3611 Product or Service: Bulk
material systems                                            A new electronic job application system is schedule
                                                            to become available in October 1999.            All
Panama City News Herald       501 W. 11th Street            applications must be mailed at the applicant s
747-5000 Product or Service: Newspaper                      expense and postmarked by the closing date of the
                                                            announcement.     All job application forms will
Sallie Mae     1002 Arthur Drive      (850)767-7000         continue to be available in the CSS HRO, Bldg.
Product or Service: Student Loans                           374.

Southern Bell P.O. Box 2488         763-9046 Product        The CSS job information line is (850) 234-4724.
or Service: Communications                                  The recorded message will contain titles and grades
                                                            as well as application procedures for job currently
Stone Container Corporation   Mill One Everitt              open.
Avenue     785-4311 Product or Service: Kraft
linerboard                                                  The CSS HRO information assistance window will
                                                            be open Monday - Friday from 0900 to 1500.
MARCONI         1714 W. 23rd Street         769-2428
Product or Service: Defense contractors                     CSS MORALE WELFARE RECREATION (MWR)
                                                            (Non-Appropriated Employment) 6703 W. Hwy 98,
Wellstream, Inc.     1700 C Avenue          769-9471        Bldg. 468 Panama City, FL 32407-7001    (850)
Product or Service: Flexible pipe                           235-5737 Hours: 0800-1600 Mon-Fri.

Government Employment                                       The MWR has positions for both full-time and
                                                            part-time employment. Vacancies are advertised in
COASTAL SYSTEMS STATION:
                                                            the local newspaper and posted on the bulletin board
                                                            in Building 468. Military spouses and transitioning
HUMAN          RESOURCES          SERVICES
                                                            military members have hiring preferences.
DEPARTMENT 6703 W. Hwy 98, Bldg. 374
Panama City, FL        32407-7001     (850)
                                                            CSS NAVY EXCHANGE (NEX) & MINI-MART
234-4415/DSN 436-4415.
                                                            Navy Exchange Mall (Bldg. 395) (850) 235-2778.
This office provides information regarding civil
                                                            Job applications and information are available at the
service job opportunities and civil service testing
                                                            NEX.
including the Military Spousal Preference Program



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                                                                may use the Family Support Computer Resource
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE (TAFB):                                  Center for obtaining on-line employment information
                                                                and submitting resumes electronically.
TAFB Civilian Personnel Office Bldg 662 (Room
238) (850) 283-3203/DSN 523-3203. 24-Hour Job                   Nonappropriated Fund employment (NAF): Job
Hotline: (850) 283-2006/DSN 523-2006 Hours:                     vacancies are listed on the Tyndall Job Line at (850)
0730-1630         Mon-Fri This office provides                  283-2006, (press 2 for NAF jobs). The NAF Human
information on federal employment opportunities                 Resources Office is located in Bldg 1127, Suwannee
(civil service) and application procedures. Vacancies           Road and can be reached by calling (850) 283-2019.
in both appropriated and non-appropriated areas of
employment are announced through the 24-hour Job                Contractor jobs: (Example: Del-Jen, Trend Western
Hotline shown above.                                            Corp, Lockheed-Martin)      Contact or visit the
                                                                WorkForce Center, 114 E. 9th Street, Panama City,
The TAFB Civilian Personnel Office is no longer                 FL 32401, (850) 872-4340. DOD ID cardholders
accepting applications for vacant positions. They               may obtain this information by visiting the Family
are no longer publishing or posting any vacancy                 Support Center (FSC), Bldg 745, Tyndall AFB, FL.
announcements. The new method to apply for
federal vacancies at TAFB and at most Air Force                 TAFB Commissary Community Mall, 220 Mall Lane
Bases world-wide requires that you submit a resume              Panama City, FL 32403-5428 (850) 283-4825/4826
to the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC), Randolph              (DSN 523). Contact the commissary regarding
AFB TX. You must use the special "Job Kit" to                   vacancies and application procedures.
apply for all vacancies.            No other type
application/resume     is    accepted.         Vacancy          TAFB Base Exchange AAFES Community Mall,
Announcements are no longer published. You do                   Bldg. 950 Panama City, FL 32403-54428 (850)
not need to find out what jobs are open at TAFB                 283-6437 (DSN 523). Call the Army/Air Force
since Job Kits are accepted at AFPC on a continuous             Exchange Services (AAFES) office for employment
basis for all occupations. This means you can                   information.
submit one application/resume (Job Kit style) with
your skills, experience and education listed, select the        TAFB (DoD), Florida Jobs and Benefits Center
geographic locations where you want to work (up to              (FJBC)/Department of Labor (DOL), and Veterans
20 locations), and you will get considered for any              Affairs (DVA) conduct the Transition Assistance
vacancies for which you qualify at the locations you            Program (TAP) classes for separating and retiring
have selected.                                                  military members and their family members. To
                                                                attend, call your Command Career Counselor.
Except for hard-to-fill vacancies, there will no longer
be any vacancy announcements for federal vacancies
at TAFB or any Air Force Base. A few bases have                 The below listing includes other federal, state,
not yet transferred this work to AFPC and continue to           county, and city employment information.
publish vacancy announcements and accept
applications. You can obtain a list of those bases by           FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT
contacting AFPC. If you need a Job Kit, you can get
one by mail, phone, fax or Internet using the                   Army Corps of Engineers Area Office       1706 East
addresses and numbers below:                                    5th Street (850) 763-2881

By Mail at address: HQ AFPC/DPCF, Attn: Job Kit,                Clerk, U.S. District Court      30 W. Government
550 C Street West, Suite 57, Randolph AFB TX                    Street (850) 769-4556
78150-4759.
                                                                U.S. Coast Guard Coastal Systems Station       Bldg.
By Phone at: 1-800-699-4473, then press 1 for                   700 (850) 234-2475
employment information, then 4 for general
employment information, then "0" to speak to an                 U.S. Customs Service, Port Director        5321 W.
employment representative to request a Job Kit.                 Highway 98 (850) 785-4688

The Tyndall Job Line (850) 283-2006 also contains               Department of Agriculture    2518 S. Hwy 77, Lynn
information about the new application process.                  Haven (850) 265-1966
DOD ID cardholders (including NAF employees)



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DOD Contracts Administrative Services     1000 W.            Department of Environmental Regulation N.W.
10th St. Lynn Haven (850) 265-2137                           District 2353 Jenks Avenue (850) 872-4375

Department of Labor Wage & Hour          5323 W.             Department of Highway Safety - Florida Highway
Highway 98 (850) 785-1441                                    Patrol 6050 W. Highway 98 P.O. Box 15729
                                                             (850) 872-4150
Dept. of Commerce/National Marine Fisheries
Service Panama City Laboratory 3500 Delwood                  Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission Regional
Road Panama City Beach (850) 234-6541                        Office 3911 Highway 2321 (850) 265-3676

Dept. of Interior/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services              WorkForce Center       114 E. 9th Street     (850)
1612 June Avenue (850) 769-0552                              872-4340

District Judge   30 W. Government Street       (850)         Florida Marine Patrol District Office (located on
763-7459                                                     the Coastal Systems Station) (850) 233-5150

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)      5321 W.           Department of Revenue Field Office    651 W. 14th
Highway 98 (850) 769-3407                                    Street (850) 872-4165

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)          3457
Airport Road (850) 763-8494
                                                             BAY COUNTY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)    5321 W.
Highway 98 (850) 785-8751
                                                             Bay County    310 W. 6th Street   (850) 784-4000
Federal Public Defender    30 W. Government Street
(850) 769-8580                                               Bay County School Board-Bay District Schools
                                                             1311 Balboa Avenue (850) 872-4100
Health & Human Services - Dept. of Social Security
Administration 30 W. Government Street (850)                 Chamber of Commerce      235 W. 5th Street   (850)
872-9360                                                     785-5206

Internal Revenue Service     651-F W. 14th Street            Commission Offices     310 W. 6th Street     (850)
1-800-829-1040                                               784-4000

U.S. Office of Personnel Management          Atlanta,        Health Department      605 N. MacArthur Avenue
Georgia (404) 331-4315                                       (850) 872-4455

U.S. Post Office        1400 W. Jordan Street                Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission Regional
Pensacola, Florida (850) 434-9169                            Office 3911 Highway 2321 (850) 265-3676

U.S. Secret Service - Panama City Domicile     (850)         Sheriff's Office    314 Harmon Avenue        (850)
265-2083                                                     785-4351

                                                             Solid Waste Department (Sanitation)     517 E. 9th
                                                             Street (850) 874-6129
STATE OF FLORIDA EMPLOYMENT
                                                             Utilities Department      3400 Transmitter Road
                                                             (850) 872-4785
Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
3920 Frankford Avenue (850) 872-4250

Department of Corrections      3609 Highway 390              CITY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT
(850) 872-4178
                                                             City of Panama City    9 Harrison Avenue     (850)
                                                             872-3010



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                                                           Networking Opportunities
City of Panama City Beach         110 Highway 79
                                                           Visit the Career Development & Resource Center
(850) 233-5130
                                                           (CDRC), Building 304 - Room 121, for networking
                                                           handouts. Call (850-235-5800/DSN 436-5800) or
Panama City Beach Convention & Visitor Bureau
                                                           email mccombsca@ncsc.navy.mil      to make an
415 Beckrich Road (850) 234-6575
                                                           appointment for career and employment counseling.
                                                           Refer to EMPLOYMENT, Permanent Employment
Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce 415
                                                           Resources, Professional Placement Network, for a
Beckrich Road Suite 200 (850) 235-1159/234-3193
                                                           networking employment opportunity.
Panama City Police Department        1209 E. 15th
Street (850) 872-3100                                      Medical And Dental
Panama City Beach Police Department          17110         Medical and Dental Overview
Firenzo (850) 233-5012
                                                           Bay County civilian community is served by two
Panama City Public Works       731 Massalina Drive         major medical facilities.   The Coastal Systems
(850) 872-3170                                             Station has a small medical clinic, a detachment of
                                                           the Pensacola Naval Hospital, and an outpatient VA
Panama City Utility Department       3601 W. 23rd          Clinic.    Pensacola Naval Hospital is located
Street (850) 872-3191                                      approximately 100 miles from Panama City.

Panama City Port Authority     Port of Panama City         Tyndall Air Force Base (TAFB) no longer has
(850) 763-8471                                             Emergency or Acute Care; Obstetrics; Orthopedic;
                                                           ENT; Surgical; or Inpatient services. This has
Panama City Airport Authority         Panama City          impacted medical resources in this area resulting in
Airport (850) 763-6751                                     referrals as far away as Kessler AFB. If you are
                                                           active duty and become ill after 1600 and cannot wait
                                                           until the following work day to be seen at the Coastal
Professional or Occupational Licensing                     Systems Station (CSS) Branch Medical Clinic,
Teacher Certification   Bay County District Schools        Tyndall's Primary Care is available by appointment
1311 Balboa Avenue      (850) 872-4100 0730-1630           by calling 1-800-824-3454 for active duty until 1900,
Mon-Fri                                                    Monday-Friday and 0900-1500, Saturday and
                                                           Sunday.
Child Care Certification Early Childhood Services
450 N. Jenks Avenue (850) 872-7551 0800-1700               Currently, if you are active duty and need to seek
Mon-Fri                                                    EMERGENCY medical care on the weekends or
                                                           after hours, report to an Emergency Room then notify
Home Business/Small Business Start-Up          Bay         us within 24 hours, either by phone 234-4176/4177 or
County Building Department         640 Mulberry            by paging our duty HM at 872-5660.
Avenue (850) 784-4032 To operate a business in
Bay County, you must obtain a Certificate of                 If you have any questions please do not hesitate to
Occupancy from the Bay County Building                     call me, HMCS(AW) Dowling at 234-4533 or pager
Department and an annual Occupational License.             1-888-690-0258.

Business Requirements       Florida Department of          Medical Services/Directory - on
Commerce       Division of Economics Development
443 Collins Building Tallahassee, FL 32399-2000            Installation
(850) 488-9357            Florida TOLL FREE:               BRANCH MEDICAL CLINIC
1-800-342-0771 This office provides information on
local, state, and federal requirements to start a          The Station's Branch Medical Clinic services active
business in Florida.                                       duty members. Family members and retirees who
                                                           are NOT enrolled in TRICARE PRIME can be seen
Real Estate Bay County Board of Realtors      1123         on a "space available" basis, between the hours of
Harrison Avenue (850) 763-8078                             0730 and 1500 Monday through Friday. Those
                                                           patients enrolled in TRICARE PRIME cannot be



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seen in this facility. Patients must have their health          combat capability; conduct continuous training to
record with them and a valid ID card if over the age            meet both peacetime and wartime commitments;
of 10. Care capability is limited, but routine medical          provide or arrange top quality care for all
problems, physicals, lab studies, and basic x-rays can          beneficiaries; and maintain a community-wide
be accommodated.                                                wellness program to create an environment of
                                                                healththy living.
  0730-1500 Mon-Wed & Fri             0730-1130 Thu
Closed Sat/Sun/Holidays                                         The 325th Medical Group was fully accredited in
                                                                1994 by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of
The Clinic operates as an acute-care medical facility.          Healthcare Organization (JCAHO) which is
Staffing consists of one general Medical Officer, six           composed of the American College of Physicians,
Hospital Corpsman, and one Civilian Nurse. Active               American College of Surgeons, American Medical
Duty members are seen by appointment from                       Association and the American Hospital Association.
0730-1500 Mon-Wed, Thur 0730-1100, and Fri                      The laboratory is accredited by the College of
0730-1500. Emergencies seen during work hours                   American Pathologists and the American Association
are evaluated and referred to the appropriate                   of Blood Banks. Accreditation by these outstanding
emergent medical care facility.            Prescriptions        organizations means the 325th Medical Group meets
CANNOT be filled for non-active duty patients if                or exceeds nationally developed standards which
written by a civilian physician due to state laws.              measure excellence in patient care.

Ambulance: None on Station. Procedures for                      Priorities: Congressional budget actions limit
obtaining ambulance service and/or emergency                    resources, resulting in the need to establish priorities
medical treatment is by calling 911.                            for services. Active duty members are the first
                                                                priority of medical services. They are entitled to
VA OUTPATIENT CLINIC                                            receive complete and unqualified treatment. Family
                                                                members are the second priority and are entitled to
The VA Clinic is located in Building 387. Plain file            medical services, contingent upon the availability of
x-rays and laboratory tests are provided. The clinic            space, facilities and the capabilities of the medical
is staffed by two board certified primary care                  staff.
physicians, a board certified Psychiatrist, two
certified registered nurses, two patient service                Appointments: In order to provide the most
assistants and several work study students who work             accessibility and timely health care possible, our
in the file room. To register for VA care or schedule           outpatient clinics operate on an appointment basis.
an appointment call (850) 235-5101.                             Unless otherwise indicated, most clinic appointments
                                                                are made by calling 283-2778.
Hours: 0800-1630 Mon-Fri                                        When accessing the appointment system, please
                                                                listen to the recorded messages for other pertinent
MEDICAL SERVICES/DIRECTORY -                       OFF          information regarding clinic hours, prescription
INSTALLATION (25 MILES FROM CSS)                                refills, etc. Cancellations may be made 24 hours a
                                                                day by calling 283-2778 and pressing the appropriate
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE (TAFB)                                   buttons.

Tyndall AFB and the Panama City area have                       Sick Call: Active duty members with acute problems
excellent medical and dental facilities. Tyndall's              can be seen on a walk-in basis at sick call each
military treatment facility provides primary care for           weekday morning (excluding holidays and down
active duty military and their dependents. There is no          days) between 0715 and 0745 or by calling Central
emergency room. The community boasts two                        Appointments at 283-2778 to schedule a same day
hospitals; numerous outpatient surgery centers;                 appointment.
outpatient treatment centers; and rehabilitative                Same Day Acute Appointments: Active duty or
services. All emergency services are accessed by                family members can schedule a same-day acute
dialing 911.                                                    appointment by calling 283-2778 any time after 0730
                                                                and following the instructions on the phone message.
The mission of the 325th Medical Group is to provide
medical and dental care that enables all wing and               MEDICAL SERVICES LISTING:
associate units to maximize wartime readiness and




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                            Medical Services/Directory - on Installation
             Clinic                               POC                       Number
             COASTAL SYSTEMS                       Dental Clinic            (850) 234-4131
             STATION - CLINIC
             COASTAL SYSTEMS                      Appointments              (850) 234-4177
             STATION - CLINIC
             COASTAL SYSTEMS                      Pharmacy                  (850) 234-4178
             STATION - CLINIC
             COASTAL SYSTEMS                      Appointments              (850) 235-5101
             STATION VA OUTPATIENT
             CLINIC
             TYNDALL AFB - 325TH                  Appointments              1-800-824-3454
             MEDICAL GROUP
             TYNDALL AFB - 325TH                  Appointments              (850) 283-2778
             MEDICAL GROUP
             TYNDALL AFB - 325TH                  Dental Clinic             (850) 283-7573
             MEDICAL GROUP
             TYNDALL AFB - 325TH                  Admissions & Disposi      (850) 283-7493
             MEDICAL GROUP
             TYNDALL AFB - 325TH                  Immunization              (850) 283-7570
             MEDICAL GROUP
             TYNDALL AFB - 325TH                  Pharmacy                  (850) 283-7576
             MEDICAL GROUP
             TYNDALL AFB - 325TH                   Pharmacy Automated       1-800-356-5273
             MEDICAL GROUP                        O

                                                             Name: Nutritional Medicine
Health Benefits Advisor, Wellness, and                       POC: Tyndall Air Force Base
CHAMPUS/TRICARE Programs                                     Address: Building 1465
                                                             City: Panama City, FL
To receive health benefits,family members must be
                                                             Phone: (850) 283-7552
registered in the DEERS database. To register, call
the Personnel Support Detachment (PSD),                      Comments:
                                                             Provides counseling on weight control, proper diet
DEERS/ID card section, (850) 235-5525.
                                                             maintenance, healthy eating habits, etc. Training
                                                             classes are provided on cholesterol control, weight
Wellness Program (CSS)
                                                             reduction, diets for diabetics, pre-natal nutrition
                                                             (these classes require that you be referred by a
The "Fresh Start Program," sponsored by the
                                                             medical provider); high-fiber general nutrition class
American Cancer Society is available to active duty
                                                             and the commissary food tours are available on a
members and their families and civil service
                                                             walk-in basis. Hours: 0730-1600 Mon-Fri
employees.

Name: Branch Medical Clinic Wellness Program                 Name: TRICARE Plus of Florida
Address: Building 148, Coastal Systems Station               City: Panama City, FL
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                            Phone: (850) 784-7979
Phone: (850) 234-4177 (DSN 436)
Comments:                                                    Name: Tobacco Cessation Classes
Offers variety of programs to lead a healthier               Address: Tyndall Air Force Base
lifestyle. Call for program information. Hours:              City: Panama City, FL 32403--5428
0730-1130 & 1300-1600 Mon-Fri                                Phone: (850) 283-3793 (DSN 523)
                                                             Proximity to site: 25 miles
                                                             Comments:
                                                                    Call for more information.




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Community Hospitals                                            Dental Services/Directory - on Installation
24-Hour Emergency Service.... : 911                            The Station's Dental Clinic is staffed with one dentist
                                                               and 3 dental technicians, who provide dental services
Name: Bay Medical Center                                       for active duty military members. For special cases,
Address: 615 N. Bonita Avenue                                  active duty members may be referred to Tyndall AFB
City: Panama City, FL                                          or NAS Pensacola.
Phone: (850) 769-1511
Proximity to site: 7.5 miles                                   Due to active duty treatment requirements, family
Comments:                                                      members and retirees are seen only for emergency
       24-Hour Emergency Service.... : 911                     treatment on a stand-by basis. Family members
                                                               must use the TRICARE - Family Member Dental
Name: Columbia Gulf Coast Medical Center                       Plan (FMDP).     For retirees there is also the
Address: 449 W. 23rd Street                                    TRICARE Retiree Dental Program.
City: Panama City, FL
Phone: (850) 769-8341
Proximity to site: 4 miles
Comments:
       24-Hour Emergency Service.... : 911


                                Dental Services/Directory - on Installation
              Clinic                                POC                       Number
              Naval Dental Center - Branch           Building 148             (850) 234-4131/4984
              Dental Clinic

                                                               Islands, and Canada.     For more information call
Family Member Dental Plan                                      (888) 838-8737.
Questions concerning enrollment in the TRICARE
                                                               Name: TRICARE-FAMILY MEMBER DENTAL
Family Member Dental Plan should be directed to the
                                                               PLAN (FMDP)
Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) (850)
235-5029. This Office will handle your enrollment              POC: CSS Branch Dental Clinic
in this program                                                Address: Building 148
                                                               City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
Questions concerning treatment information, cost for           Phone: (850) 234-4131 (DSN 436)
dental services, list of dentists in local area, filing        Comments:
dental insurance claims, forms, etc., should be                       Hours: 0730-1500 Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri
directed to (850) 234-4131. For a listing of dentists                       0730-1600 Tue
participating in the TRICARE Dental Plan, call
1-800-866-8499.                                                Name: Enrollment in TRICARE Dental Plan
                                                               POC: Personnel Support Detachment (PSD)
INTRODUCING THE              TRICARE        RETIREE            Address: Building 386, Coastal Systems Station
DENTAL PROGRAM                                                 City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
                                                               Phone: (850) 235-5029 (DSN 436)
Public Law 104-201 and Public Law 105-56                       Comments:
established a dental insurance program for uniformed                  Hours: 0730-1600 Mon-Wed & Fri;
service retirees, certain unremarried surviving                             0800-1600 Thu
spouses, and their eligible family members. This
voluntary dental plan with self-paid premiums is
administered by the DDP Delta division of Delta
Dental Plan of California and covers extensive dental
care for enrollees. Services will be provided in the
50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto
Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American
Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana


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Housing                                                         For those of you who are assigned on a short-term
                                                                basis (3-6 months), there is a variety of listings
                                                                available, many of which are totally furnished and
Housing Overview                                                include utilities.    During the autumn months,
The CSS Housing Welcome Center provides housing                 beachfront rentals are reasonable, but for short-term
information on the rental or sale of facilities within a        accommodation only.
one hour commute of the Station. These facilities
include houses, apartments, condominiums, mobile                When renting off the Station, be certain that your
homes, and room-mate units. Computerized listings               contract includes the Housing Welcome Center's
of rentals are available to all active duty personnel,          special "Military Clause." This clause will allow
retirees, DOD civilians, and their family members.              termination of the lease with a 30-day advance
Rental Listings change on a daily basis. If you have            written notice when military orders are received or
not already received a CSS Welcome Aboard                       when on-Station housing becomes available.
Package (WAP), call (850) 234-4248/DSN 436-4248
or toll free 888-382-4559, and request one be sent to           Name: Housing Welcome Center
you. The WAP contains rental and sales information              POC: Housing Referral Specialists
as well as hotels and motels that give special rates to         Address: Building 304, 6703 W. Hwy. 98
military/government personnel.                                  City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
                                                                Phone: (850) 234-4248/4898 or toll free
Seasonal factors greatly affect the off-Station housing         888-382-4559
market because the Station is located on Panama City            FAX: (850) 235-5814
Beach (a tourist community). Canadians visit in the             DSN Phone: 436-4248/4898
winter months and thousands of other vacationers                DSN FAX: 436-5814
visit during the summer. Although it is difficult to            E-Mail: carteram@ncsc.navy.mil
find furnished units during the summer, a few
individuals prefer military tenants and are willing to
hold their units for military personnel during the peak
tourist season.
                                                                Housing Allowances
                                                                 BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR QUARTERS (BAQ)
As a rule, there is a fair selection of long term,
unfurnished dwellings available in the civilian                     WITH DEPENDENTS                      WITHOUT
community. The average rental rates for a 3                     DEPENDENTS OFFICER                       ENLISTED
bedroom, 2 bath single dwelling (a nice, middle-class           OFFICER      ENLISTED
home) is approximately $700-850 per month.
Apartment units, duplexes, etc. are less expensive.             W-1 $501         E-1 $361          W-1 $380
Lesser priced and more expensive homes are also                 E-1 $202 W-2 579        E-2 361         W-2
available.                                                      454        E-2 227 W-3 629          E-3 379
                                                                W-3 512         E-3 279 W-4 687          E-4
Typically, it is extremely difficult to find vacancies          408         W-4 609         E-4 285 O-1E 575
for individuals who own pets. Unfortunately, many               E-5 469            O-1E 427         E-5 327
previous pet owners have allowed their pets to                  O-2E 623         E-6 521           O-2E 496
become nuisances, and property management                       E-6    355 0-3E 690               E-7    564
personnel are reluctant to rent to individuals with             O-3E 584        E-7 392 O-1 490          E-8
pets. All personnel should be prepared to pay a                 608         O-1 361         E-8 459 O-2 548
non-refundable pet fee ranging from $150-$300 per               E-9 659          O-2 429        E-9 500 O-3
pet in addition to a security deposit.                          642                        O-3 541 O-4 776
                                                                O-4 675 O-5 881                          O-5
The Housing Welcome Center also maintains listings              728 O-6 914                         O-6 756
of rentals which accommodate short-term personnel.              O-7 1015                       O-7 824




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                                               Housing Allowances
     Housing allowance information is available from the Per Diem, Travel and Transportation
     Allowance Committee's Web Site:
     Rates and Allowances Home Page             http://www.dtic.mil/perdiem/rateinfo.html
     Basic Allowance for Housing                http://www.dtic.mil/perdiem/bah.html
     Overseas Housing Allowance                 http://www.dtic.mil/perdiem/allooha.html


Government Housing                                              2 Bedrooms:
                                                                Enlisted - 4 Units
ON STATION HOUSING:

CSS has 65 units of on-Station housing (15 officer
                                                                BACHELOR QUARTERS:
units and 50 E1-E9 enlisted units).       Enlisted
personnel can expect a minimum waiting period of
                                                                The Seashore Inn, winner of the 1997 ADM Zumwalt
12 to 18 months, but officer housing is less in
                                                                Five Star Award, is available to house all DoD
demand and waiting periods vary. If military
                                                                employees on official travel, eligible military
families desire on-Station housing, the military
                                                                travelers and their dependents, and eligible retired
member must provide the Housing Welcome Center
                                                                military members on space available basis. The
with a completed Application for Military Family
                                                                three buildings of the Seashore Inn BQ house both
Housing (DD Form 1746), one copy of their
                                                                permanent party and transient members. CSS does
Permanent Change of Station orders, and a current
                                                                not have a Navy Lodge.
copy of their Dependency Application/Record of
Emergency Data (NAVPERS 1070).
                                                                The Seashore Inn includes 47 BOQ suites (5 VIP
                                                                Suites), 16 CPO suites, 197 BEQ rooms and 53 CBQ
The effective date of the application on the waiting
                                                                rooms. Military service members not on official
list will be the date of detachment from the departing
                                                                orders to the Station may utilize the BOQ, CPO
duty station, provided the completed application
                                                                suites, and CBQ rooms on a space available basis for
package is received within 30 days of the date you
                                                                up to 30 days. Accompanied PCS members on
sign in to your new duty station. Completed
                                                                official orders may utilize the CBQ rooms, which
application packages received after the 30-day period
                                                                sleep four and have access to common area kitchens,
will be effective the date of the package is received in
                                                                for up to 60 days as temporary lodging. BOQ costs
the Housing Welcome Center. To speak with a
                                                                range from $13 - $20 per night. CPO suites and
Housing representative, contact the a Housing
                                                                CBQ rooms are $13.00 per night. Extra person
Referral Specialist at (850) 234-4248/DSN 436-4248
                                                                charges apply to all BOQ, CPO, and CBQ room
(toll free 1-888-382-4559). For extraordinary or
                                                                types. BEQ rooms cost $5.50 - $13.00 per night.
unusual requirements, contact the Housing Officer at
                                                                All BOQ suites are quipped with full kitchenettes.
(850) 235-5808/DSN 436-5808.
                                                                Services available to guests include baby cribs, a big
                                                                screen movie lounge, laundry facilities, video
Upon arrival, contact the Housing Welcome Center
                                                                checkouts, computer room, game room, common area
for information concerning motels/hotels that offer
                                                                kitchens, ATM, weight room, and vending areas.
special rates to military/DOD personnel. To speak
                                                                Pets are not allowed in BQ facilities.
to a Housing representataive regarding advance hotel
                                                                Building 304 is available for transient lodging and
information, contact the Housing Referral Specialist
                                                                provides 55 rooms.
at (850) 234-4248, (toll free 1-888-382-4559).
                                                                When calling for reservations, please specify whether
MILITARY FAMILY HOUSING:
                                                                you are traveling on official orders or are interested
                                                                in space available lodging.            For 24-hour
4 Bedrooms:
                                                                reservations, call (850) 234-4217 or DSN 436-4217.
Enlisted - 4 Units

                                                                TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE:
3 Bedrooms:
Junior Officer - 7 Units
                                                                Temporary Lodging at Tyndall Air Force Base is
Enlisted - 42 Units
                                                                available to Navy personnel on a space-available



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basis, usually on a day-to-day availability. Tyndall        Name: Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF)
is located approximately 30 minutes (25 miles) from         POC: Tyndall Air Force Base
the Coastal Systems Station. See Record Listing for         City: Panama City, FL
more information.                                           Phone: (850) 283-4210/3149 (DSN 523)
                                                            Proximity to site: 25 miles
For additional information see Related Subject:             Comments:
Relocation Services; Billeting.                             There are 40 TLF units with fully-equipped
                                                            kitchens, at $20 per day. No pet are allowed. A
Name: Housing Welcome Center                                list of kennels is available at the front desk upon
POC: Housing Referral Specialist                            request. For reservations and information, contact
Address: Bldg. 304                                          the Billeting Office with a copy of official orders.
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                           Check-in time is 1400 hours and check-out is 1200
Phone: (850) 234-4248                                       hours.
FAX: (850) 235-5814
DSN Phone: 436-4248
DSN FAX: 436-5814                                           Community Housing
E-Mail: carteram@ncsc.navy.mil                              Rates could be higher during the seasonal period
WWW Link: http://cssweb/housing                             from May-August.
Comments:
Housing Welcome Center Toll Free #:                          Apartment               Home                 Rentals
888-382-4559                                                Rentals
Hours: 0700-1600 Mon-Thu                                    lBR: $485-650 2BR: $600-700           3BR: $800-900
       0700-1500 Fri                                        4BR: $750-1000

Name: Sand Dollar Inn (BOQ/BAQ)                                     Home           Mobile Home
POC: TAFB Billeting Office                                         Purchase        Purchase
Address: Tyndall Air Force Base, Bldg. 1332
City: Panama City, FL                                       2BR      $45-100K         $15-40K
Phone: (850) 283-4210/3149                                  3BR      $60-170K         $20-45K
DSN Phone: 523-4210/3149                                    4BR      $70-200K         $22-47K
Proximity to site: 25 miles
Comments:                                                   Name: Housing Welcome Center
TAFB has 235 BOQ rooms at a cost of $8-$14 per              POC: Housing Referral Spe Relocation
day; 700 BAQ rooms at $7 per day.                           Address: Bldg. 304
                                                            City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
Name: Seashore Inn Bachelor Quarters                        Phone: (850) 234-4248 or 800-382-4559
POC: BEQ/BOQ Front Desk                                     FAX: (850) 235-5814
Address: BEQ: Bldg. 484 Vernon Avenue                       DSN Phone: 436-4248
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                           DSN FAX: 436-5814
Phone: (850) 236-2500/Reservations: (850)                   E-Mail: carteram@ncsc.navy.mil
234-4217 (DSN 436)
FAX: BOQ: (850) 235-5440/BEQ: (850) 234-4991
(DSN) 436                                                   Utilities
Comments:
                                                            Security deposits for electrical and natural gas are
Hours : 24 hours a day
                                                            waived for military personnel who are assigned to
                                                            Panama City. In order to take advantage of these
                                                            waivers, military personnel must fill out the waiver
                                                            forms at the Housing Welcome Center, and housing
                                                            personnel will fax these forms to the appropriate
                                                            office.   Unfortunately our agreements with the
                                                            utilitiy companies are not extended to military
                                                            spouses, retirees, or Department of Defense
                                                            personnel.



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                                                              Name: Lynn Haven Water Department
There are several companies that provide utilities for        POC: Information Assistance
the Bay County area. Your individual utility charges          Address: 825 Ohio Avenue
may vary according to type and usage for your                 City: Lynn Haven, FL 32444
particular dwelling.                                          Phone: (850) 265-2121
                                                              Proximity to site: 8 miles
                                                              Comments:
                                                                     Service Charge: $30.00 (non-refundable)
   SPRING AND FALL MONTHS                  $115-$125                 $110.00 will be due at the time the water is
per month (+/-)                                               turned on.
   SUMMER MONTHS                           $130-$230          Name: News Herald
per month (+/-)
                                                              POC: Circulation Desk
                                                              Address: 503 W. 11th Street
                                                              City: Panama City, FL
The CSS Housing Welcome Center, Gulf Power                    Phone: (850) 763-7621
Company and West Florida Gas Company have                     Proximity to site: 4 miles
negotiated an agreement to waive the electrical/gas           Comments:
deposits ($150.00 and $75.00, respectively) for active               Rates: $10.65 each 4 weeks for home
duty military assigned to Panama City. These active           delivery (7 days)
duty personnel are not required to go to Gulf                        Call for other rates and service.
Power/West Florida Gas to obtain service. Stop by
the Housing Welcome Center to fill out forms for              Name: Panama City Beach Water Department
these services.                                               POC: Information Assistance
                                                              Address: 110 S. Arnold Road (Hwy 79)
Name: COMCAST Cable                                           City: Panama City Beach, FL 32413
POC: New Sales Desk                                           Phone: (850) 233-5100
Address: 1316 Harrison Avenue                                 Proximity to site: 10 miles
City: Panama City, FL                                         Comments:
Phone: (850) 769-0392                                                Hook-up fees: Varies
Proximity to site: 5 miles
                                                              Name: Panama City Water Department
Name: Gulf Power Company                                      POC: Information Assistance
POC: Information Desk                                         Address: 9 Harrison Avenue
Address: 1230 E. 15th Street                                  City: Panama City, FL
City: Panama City, FL                                         Phone: (850) 872-3166
Phone: (850) 785-4611or 1-800-225-5797                        Proximity to site: 5 miles
Proximity to site: 7 miles                                    Comments:
Comments:                                                             Deposit will be due at the time water is
Connection Fee: $16.00                                        turned on. This amount            may vary in some
Connection Fee is billed separately - usually 3-4             rental property if water or garbage is paid by
days after service is turned on. Military waiver for          landlord. No Military Waiver.
deposit accepted.

Name: Knology
POC: New Sales Desk
Address: 13200 Back Beach Road
City: Panama City Beach, FL
Phone: (850) 235-1113
Proximity to site: 6 miles




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Name: People's Gas Company                                   The CDRC also maintains the Station Loan Locker.
POC: Information Assistance                                  Loan locker household items available for temporary
Address: 301 Maple Avenue                                    checkout include: futons, love seat sofas, folding
City: Panama City, FL                                        table with chairs, irons/ironing boards, alarm clocks,
Phone: (850) 872-6100                                        telephones, dish kits, dinnerware, flatware, coffee
Proximity to site: 5 miles                                   pots, toasters, slow cookers, vacuum cleaners,
Comments:                                                    brooms/mops, child card seats, strollers, play pens,
        LP Deposit fee: $55.00                               etc. Call or email the CDRC for more information.
        LP Cut-on fee: $20.00 (If gas is already on
in residence, fee is       only $15.00)                      The CSS Welcome Center, Building 304, offers
                                                             "One-Stop-Shopping" for your relocation needs. Be
Military waiver for deposit accepted.                        sure to visit these officer:

Name: Southern Bell Company                                  Career Development & Resource Center (Relocation,
POC: Information Assistance                                  Spouse Employment and Transition Assistance, and
                                                             Information and Referral.) - Room 121
City: Panama City, FL
Phone: (850) 780-2355 (recorded messages)
                                                             Housing Office - Front Lobby & Room 124
Name: Springfield Water Department                           Personal Property Office (Inbound Household Goods
Address: 3529 E. 3rd Street                                  & POV Shipment) - Room 137 Claims - Room 139
City: Springfield, FL
Phone: (850) 872-7570                                        Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - Room 133
Comments:
       Service Charge: $20.00                                Counseling Service Center (Clinical Social Worker) -
       $100.00 will be due at the time water is              Room 125
turned on.
                                                             Chaplain's Office/Base Chapel - Room 131

Relocation Services
                                                             Each Station Unit Administrative Office (i.e., CSS,
                                                             NEDU, NDSTC, USCG) has their own individual
Relocation Services Overview                                 Indoctrination Programs and Newcomer Briefs,
The Career Development & Resource Center                     providing information on the Station and their unit of
(CDRC) should be one of your first stops when you            assignment.)
arrive on-Station.    The CDRC administers the
Relocation Assistance Program (RAP), which                   For additional information, see Relocation Services;
provides services and resources to newly assigned            Household Goods In-Bound and Out-Bound
personnel and their families.       The CDRC can             Shipments.
provide new arrivals with a variety of information on
the Coastal Systems Station and the local community.         Name: CSS Indoctrination Program
The CDRC is the point of contact for CSS Welcome             POC: Military Support Office (MSO)
Aboard Packages and also maintains a Worldwide               Address: Building 500
Navy WAP library.                                            City: Panama City, FL
                                                             Phone: (850) 235-5284
To obtain a Coastal Systems Station (CSS) Welcome            DSN Phone: 436-5284
Aboard Package call the CDRC at (850)
235-5800/DSN           436-5800       or       email
mccombsca@ncsc.navy.mil. The Welcome Aboard
Package contains Station and community information
(i.e. local and state maps, menu & restaraunt guides,
visitor guides and brochures). Other CDRC services
include SITES Packages for CSS and other military
installations worldwide, Spouse Employment (SEAP)
and Information and Referral (I&R).




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Name: Career Development & Resource Center                   Name: NEDU Indoctrination Program
(CDRC)                                                       POC: Administration Unit
POC: Relocation Bldg. 304/Room 121                           Address: Bldg. 321
Address: 6703 West Hwy 98, Bldg. 304                         City: Panama City, FL
City: Panama City, FL 32407-7001                             Phone: (850) 230-3100
Phone: (850) 235-5800                                        DSN Phone: 436-3100
FAX: (850) 235-5673
DSN Phone: 436-5800                                          Name: Personal Property Office
DSN FAX: 436-5673                                            POC: Transportation Assistant
E-Mail: mccombsca@ncsc.navy.mil                              Address: Bldg. 304
WWW Link:                                                    City: Panama City, FL 32407
http://www.taonline.com/tappages/taplist.asp?tapid           Phone: (850) 234-4317
=23                                                          FAX: 850-234-4356
Comments:                                                    DSN Phone: 436-44317
The CDRC administers the Relocation Assistance               DSN FAX: 436-4356
Program (RAP), Worldwide Welcome Aboard                      E-Mail: wellsmj@ncsc.navy.mil
Package Library, "Smooth Move" orientations,
Loan Locker, and provides information and referral
assistance. If you have questions, ask your
                                                             Relocation Assistance
Relocation Office to email our office for assistance.
                                                             The Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) provides
Name: Housing Welcome Center                                 Pre-Move and Post-Smooth Move Orientation
POC: Housing Referral Specialist                             Moving Planners, CSS Welcome Aboard Packets
Address: Bldg. 304                                           (WAP), Worldwide Navy WAP Library, Loan
                                                             Locker, Overseas briefings, Resource Library,
City: Panama City, FL 32407-7001
                                                             Standard Installation Topic Exchange System
Phone: (850) 234-4248
                                                             (SITES) database, and numerous other handouts to
FAX: (850) 235-5814
                                                             make your relocation a pleasant and stress-free
DSN Phone: 436-4248                                          experience.
DSN FAX: 436-5814
E-Mail: carteram@ncsc.navy.mil                               The Career Development & Resource Center
Comments:                                                    (CDRC) Staff can assist you with spouse
Housing Welcome Center Toll Free Phone #:                    employment, transition assistance and community
888-382-4559.                                                resource information. The CDRC can also provide
                                                             referrals for counseling related topics such as family
Name: NDSTC Indoctrination Program                           advocacy and stress and financial management
POC: CMC Office                                              counseling.
Address: Building 350
City: Panama City, FL                                        In Transit Emergencies
Phone: (850) 235-5268
                                                             No matter how well you plan your move,
DSN Phone: 436-5268
                                                             emergencies can happen. Before you depart, make
Comments:                                                    sure you have all your important papers with
Separate Indoc Programs are schedules for Staff and
                                                             you--not packed and on the moving van. Make a list
Students.
                                                             of telephone numbers of key points of contacts at
                                                             your new duty station. Include this list among your
                                                             important papers. Important phones numbers could
For housing and personal property information at
                                                             be the Command Duty Officer, your sponsor, new
the Coastal Systems Station, see listing below:
                                                             unit number--these can be invaluable in case of an
                                                             emergency while in transit.

                                                             The American Red Cross is always available for
                                                             emergency aid. Also check to see if there is a
                                                             military installation in the area which may have a
                                                             Family Service Center or Navy Relief Office that can
                                                             assist you.



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                                                                 If you have financial management problems, the
Name: American Red Cross - Central Panhandle                     following individuals and agencies can provide
Chapter                                                          assistance:
Address: 430 East 15th Street
City: Panama City, FL 32405                                      NAVY COMMAND FINANCIAL SPECIALISTS
Phone: (850) 763-6587 (Regular & Emergency #)
Comments:                                                        Name: Coastal Systems Station
Hours: 0800-1530                                                 POC: Command Financial Specialist
                                                                 City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
Name: Navy Relief (CSS)                                          Phone: (850) 235-5903
Address: Bldg. 304                                               DSN Phone: 436-5903
City: Panama City, FL
Phone: (850) 235-5190 (DSN 436)                                  Name: Financial Preparedness/Management
                                                                 Assistance
                                                                 POC: Career Development & Resource Center
Financial Preparedness                                           (CDRC)
                                                                 Address: Bldg. 304
The Station is located on the west side of the
                                                                 City: Panama City, FL 32407-7001
Hathaway Bridge, placing it in the Panama City
                                                                 Phone: (850) 235-5800/5510
Beach resort area.         Although the surrounding
                                                                 FAX: (850) 235-5673
communities may not be considered high cost living
areas, military members are often surprised by the               DSN Phone: 436-5800/5510
initial outlay of dollars required to get settled in this        DSN FAX: 436-5673
area. Military personnel assigned to this Station do             E-Mail: mccombsca@ncsc.navy.mil
not receive COLA. Waiting time for government                    WWW Link: http://www.ncsc.navy.mil
housing usually averages 12-18 months; therefore,                Comments:
families are required to rent "temporary" housing                The FTO Information and Referral Assistance
until Station quarters are available. In addition, the           Program provides military and community financial
station has a limited number of both Officer (15) and            management information and referrals.
Enlisted (50) quarters.
                                                                 Name: Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center
All newly assigned personnel must report to the                  (NDSTC)
Station Housing Welcome Center prior to entering                 POC: Command Financial Specialist
into a lease for off-Station housing. Contact the                Address: Bldg. 350
Housing Welcome Center for information on housing                City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
availability, costs, and utility deposit/fees, (850)             Phone: (850) 235-5222/5223
234-4248/DSN         436-4248    or      toll    free            DSN Phone: 436-5222/5223
1-888-382-4559.
                                                                 Name: Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU)
Seasonal factors greatly affect the off-Station housing          POC: Administration Unit
market due to the influx of summer tourists. Contact             Address: Bldg. 321
the Housing Welcome Center for information                       City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
concerning motels/hotels that offer special rates to             Phone: (850) 230-3100
military people. For on-Station temporary lodging                DSN Phone: 436-3100
information, call BOQ/BEQ Billeting Office (850)
234-4217/4556. Military personnel on PCS orders
can utilize the BOQ/BEQ facilities on a
space-available basis. Refer to Relocation Services;
Billeting for additional information.

There is no Commissary located on the Station. The
nearest commissary is located at Tyndall AFB,
approximately 25 miles east of CSS. Statistics show
that military families save 30% on their food bills by
shopping at government commissaries.




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Name: Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society                          Service members are still eligible for worldwide
Address: Bldg. 304                                              assignments.
City: Panama City, FL
Phone: (850) 235-5190, 234-4920                                 Name: Branch Medical Clinic
FAX: (850) 230-7027                                             POC: EFMP Advisor
DSN Phone: 436-5190/4920                                        Address: Bldg. 148
Comments:                                                       Phone: (850) 234-4177 (DSN 436)
Hours: 0800-1400 Mon-Fri                                        Comments:
        by appointment only                                          Hours: 0730-1130 1300-1600
                                                                Mon-Wed/Fri
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society can provide                              0730-1130 Thu
financial assistance in interest free loans and grants
to active duty and retired military families to meet            Name: Military Support Office
immediate needs (food, rent, utilities, deposits, etc.),        POC: CSS Career Counselor
emergency leave, funeral expenses, medical and                  Address: Bldg. 500
dental care, auto repairs, pay problems and disaster            Phone: (850) 234-4514 (DSN 436)
assistance. The Society also provides assistance to             Comments:
widows under the Culvert fund. If you need                           Hours: 0800-1530
assistance, please call the Station's Navy-Marine
Corps Relief Society Office. Personnel must
present a current ID card.
                                                                Household Goods In-Bound Shipments
Name: Personnel Support Services Activity                       Newcomers to CSS are required to contact the
Detachment (PSD)                                                Personal Property Office (PPO) immediately upon
POC: Command Financial Specialist                               arrival and provide a contact address, telephone
                                                                number and delivery address as soon as one has been
Address: Bldg. 386
                                                                established. Be prepared to accept delivery of your
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
                                                                property as soon as it arrives. This will prevent
Phone: (850) 234-4423
                                                                additional handling, reduce possible loss/damage, and
DSN Phone: 436-4423                                             eliminate unnecessary storage expenses. Household
                                                                goods are placed into storage on arrival if members
                                                                have not made contact with the PPO. Members are
Exceptional Family Member Program                               provided assistance in tracing shipments from point
(EFMP)                                                          of origin to destination. DO NOT CALL THE
This program is a mandatory enrollment program that             CARRIER!        Delivery of household goods to
works with other military and civilian agencies to              member's residence is coordinated by the PPO to
provide comprehensive and coordinated medical,                  satisfy both member and carrier. To obtain status of
educational, housing, community support, and                    inbound household goods, call the PPO. Ask the
personal services to families with special needs.               PPO for the DOD pamphlet, "It's Your Move."

An exceptional family member is a family member                 Name: Personal Property Office (PPO)
(child or adult) with any physical, emotional,                  POC: Transportation Assistant
developmental, or intellectual disability that requires         Address: Bldg. 304
special treatment, therapy, education, training, or             City: Panama City, FL 32407-7001
counseling.                                                     Phone: (850) 234-4317
                                                                FAX: (850) 234-4356
Contact your Command Career Counselor for                       DSN Phone: 436-4317
information and referral. Enrollment in EFMP does               DSN FAX: 436-4356
not adversely affect service members, and data used             E-Mail: wellsmj@ncsc.navy.mil
in the program is not made available to selection               Comments:
boards. Enrollment allows detailers to consider                 Hours: 0900-1600 Mon-Fri by appointment only
these special needs in the assignment process. When
possible, service members are assigned to an area
where the medical and special education needs of
their exceptional family members can be met.



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Household Goods Out-Bound Shipments                             under the provisions of the Joint Federal Travel
                                                                Regulation (JFTR). The allowance includes the
See your current installation Personal Property
                                                                weight of household goods shipped, placed in
Office.
                                                                storage, or sent as unaccompanied baggage.
Household Goods Claims                                          The member is responsible for staying within this
The claims representative is in the office each                 allowance. Any amount exceeding the maximum
Wednesday to process claims. If household goods                 weight allowance must be paid by the service
are lost or damaged, you have the right to file claims          member. Estimating the weight of household goods
against both the carrier and the US Government.                 is very important. You should make this estimate
                                                                early since the PPO Counselor will ask how much
The Personal Propety Office (PPO) provides                      weight you will be shipping on your first visit.
counseling on procedures to be followed in
submitting claims for damaged/lost items and                    An easy and fairly dependable method for making the
assistance in the preparation of the claims package.            estimate is to figure 1,000 pounds per room (not
The PPO also conducts inspections of member's                   including storage rooms or bathrooms) and then add
household goods when claims are submitted,                      the estimated weight of large appliances, items in the
reviews/processes claims, and submits claims                    garage, storage rooms, basement, etc. To re-check
packages to the Naval Legal Office, Pensacola, for              your figures during the moving process, count the
adjudication and payment. Additionally, the PPO                 number of items on the inventory form used by the
serves as mediator between the service member and               carrier. Then multiply the number by 40 pounds.
the commercial carrier. To file a claim, the service
member must initiate a DD Form 1840 no later than               If, while your goods are being packed and loaded,
70 days after delivery of shipment. Members may                 there is evidence the shipment will exceed your
take up to 2 years to file the actual claim. Please call        weight allowance, you may want to call the PPO for
the claims representative Ms. Fudge prior to turning            assistance.    The Transportation Assistant can
in your DD Form 1840R and claim packet, and be                  estimate the costs associated with your excess
aware that the representative is often out of the office        weight. This should assist you in being prepared for
performing inspections.                                         charges you will be assessed. IF YOU ARE
                                                                SEPARATING FROM THE SERVICE AND WILL
Read and study the DOD brochure, "It's Your Move"               NOT REMAIN IN AN ACTIVE PAY STATUS,
provided by the PPO, for a thorough understanding of            EXCESS COSTS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE
the claims process.                                             OF MOVING YOUR SHIPMENT.

Name: Personal Property Office (PPO)                            The following weight allowances are provided for
POC: Claims Inspector                                           your information, but when relocating, weight
Address: Bldg. 304                                              allowances should always be verified with the PPO at
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                               CSS.
Phone: (850) 234-4434
FAX: (850) 234-4356                                             NOTE: Weight Allowances are two-tiered at the
DSN Phone: 436-4434                                             grade of E4
DSN FAX: 436-4356
                                                                *E4 Weight Allowance that have less 2 years or less:
                                                                with dependents         - 7,000 lbs.        without
                                                                dependents - 3,500 lbs.
Household Goods Weight Allowances
Each pay grade has its own weight allowance, which              *E4 Weight Allowances with more than 2 years:
is the maximum weight that can be moved at                      with dependents         - 8,000 lbs.  without
government expense. This allowance is established               dependents - 7,000 lbs.




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                                 Household Goods Weight Allowances
                  Grade     Allowance w/Dependents             Allowance wo/Dependents
                  E1        5,000                              1,500
                  E2        5,000                              1,500
                  E3        5,000                              2,000
                  E4        *7,000                             *3,500
                  E5        9,000                              7,000
                  E6        11,000                             8,000
                  E7        12,500                             10,500
                  E8        13,500                             11,000
                  E9        14,500                             12,000
                  W-1       12,000                             10,000
                  W-2       13,500                             12,500
                  W-3       14,500                             13,000
                  W-4       17,000                             14,000
                  O-1       12,000                             10,000
                  O-2       13,500                             12,500
                  O-3       14,500                             13,000
                  O-4       17,000                             14,000
                  O-5       17,500                             16,000
                  O-6+      18,000                             18,000

                                                             Name: Personal Property Office (PPO)
POV In-Bound Shipments                                       POC: Transportation Assistant
On arrival at your new duty station, contact the             Address: Bldg. 304
Personal Property Office. For more information on            City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
privately owned vehicle, in-bound and out-bound              Phone: (850) 234-4317
shipments, contact the above for more information,           FAX: (850) 234-4356
and read pages 22-27 of the brochure "It's Your              DSN Phone: 436-4317
Move" and the DOD GEN 42 brochure, "Shipping                 DSN FAX: 436-4356
Your POV." The PPO can provide you copies of                 E-Mail: wellsmj@ncsc.navy.mil
these brochures.

Name: Personal Property Office (PPO)                         POV Claims
POC: Transportation Assistant                                Contact the CSS Personal Property Office (PPO) (see
Address: Bldg. 304                                           listings above) for information on your POV claims.
City: Panama City, FL
Phone: (850) 234-4317
                                                             Pet Boarding/Kennels
FAX: (850) 234-4356
DSN Phone: 436-4317                                          There are no pet boarding/kennel facilities on the
DSN FAX: 436-4356                                            Station.   For additional information, refer to
                                                             RELOCATION SERVICES, Veterinary Services.
E-Mail: wellsmj@ncsc.navy.mil

                                                             Pet Licensing
POV Out-Bound Shipments                                      No pet licensing is required in this area.
Contact your current installation's Personal Property
Office for information on out-bound POV shipments.           Pet Quarantines
                                                             Bay County requires that an animal that has bitten
                                                             someone and cannot show proof of rabies inoculation
                                                             must be quarantined for 10 days in a licensed facility,
                                                             i.e., the Humane Society or a licensed veterinary
                                                             office.    Refer to RELOCATION SERVICES,
                                                             Veterinary Services for services in the local area.



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Veterinary Services
                                                                New officer arrivals report directly to building 389
Although there are no veterinary services or facilities
                                                                and enlisted report to building 484 to get orders
on the Coastal Systems Station, you may use the
                                                                stamped with date and time of arrival.
Tyndall Air Force Base Veterinary Clinic.
                                                                Service members report to PSD (Bldg. 386) on
TAFB Veterinary Clinic
                                                                arrival to get personnel and financial records
                                                                established.     Service members report to this
Pets are seen by appointment only. Supplies,
                                                                Command in duty uniform. Uniform of the Day
however, can be purchased anytime during duty
                                                                information is provided by PSD upon request.
hours.     Professional staff can assist with ear
                                                                When departing PSD, member reports to the
infections, skin disorders, parasites, vaccinations,
                                                                Administrative Office of the activity to which they
health       certificates,   allergies,    respiratory
                                                                are assigned.      This office provides newcomer
infections,and many other treatments. A full line of
                                                                orientation and indoctrination information.
products are available from heartworm preventatives
to special shampoos and skin products. There is no
                                                                The Military Support Office (Bldg. 500) provides
"office" fee, and services are tax-free. There is a
                                                                new CSS arrivals a Station Check-in Sheet and an
$2.00 user fee added to your total bill each time you
                                                                indoctrination brief.
visit the clinic. For the safety of your children, it is
requested that no children under the age of 12 be
                                                                After reporting to PSD, NDSTC Students and Staff
brought to the clinic.
                                                                should go directly to NDSTC's Administration Office
                                                                (Bldg. 350) to obtain a check-in sheet.
Additionally,     there   are   over 11  animal
hospitals/clinics in the area. Callaway Animal
                                                                Personnel assigned to NEDU should report directly to
Hospital and the Panama City Animal Hospital and
                                                                NEDU Administration Office (Bldg. 321) prior to
Equine Center are the only two in the area that
                                                                reporting to PSD.
service horses and farm livestock.

Veterinary hospitals and boarding facilities located            Name: BQ Billeting
near the Base are the Animal Care Center                        Address: Bldg. 484
(235-2877), and the Animal Hospital of Panama City              Phone: (850) 234-4217 (DSN 436)
Beach (233-7091). For a complete listing of area                Comments:
boarding/grooming facilities, please consult the local          Hours: 24 hrs. a day
telephone directory yellow pages.
                                                                Name: Military Support Office (MSO)
Name: Tyndall Veterinary Clinic                                 Address: Bldg. 500
Address: 903 Beacon Beach Road                                  Phone: (850) 234-4362 (DSN 436)
City: Panama City, FL                                           Comments:
Phone: (850) 283-2434                                           Hours: 0800-1600 Mon-Thu
Comments:                                                              0800-1200 Fri
       Hours: 0800-1530 (Mon - Fri)
                                                                Name: Naval Diving & Salvage Training Center
                                                                (NDSTC)
Pet Transportation                                              Address: Bldg. 350
                                                                Phone: (850) 235-5219
Contact your current installation's Personal Property           DSN Phone: 436-5219
Office for instructions for transporting pets.
                                                                Comments:
                                                                Hours: 0630-1530 Mon-Fri
PCS Reporting Procedures
All new arrivals are assigned a sponsor to provide              Name: Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU)
assistance with the PCS move. NDSTC students are                Address: Bldg. 321
not normally assigned sponsors. If you are making a             Phone: (850) 230-3100 (DSN 436)
PCS relocation and have not been assigned a sponsor             Comments:
from your new Command, call the number listed                   Hours: 0700-1530 Mon-Fri
below for your Command.           Sponsors supply
members with complete inprocessing information.



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Name: Personnel Support Detachment (PSD)                    Military service members not on official orders to the
Address: Bldg. 386                                          Station may utilize the BOQ, CPO suites, and CBQ
Phone: (850) 235-5029                                       rooms on a space available basis for up to 30 days.
DSN Phone: 436-5029                                         Accompanied PCS members on official orders may
Comments:                                                   utilize the CBQ rooms, which sleep four and have
Hours: 0800-1500 Mon-Fri                                    access to common area kitchens, for up to 60 days as
                                                            temporary lodging. BOQ costs range form $13 - $20
                                                            per night. CPO suites and CBQ rooms are $13.00
                                                            per night. Extra person charges apply to all BOQ,
Separation Procedures                                       CPO, and CBQ room types. All BOQ suites are
For service members separating/retiring from the            quipped with full kitchenettes. Services available to
Navy or military service, contact the Transition            guests include baby cribs, a big screen movie lounge,
Program Manager or your Command Career                      laundry facilities, video checkouts, computer room,
Counselor to start your transition process. To give         game room, common area kitchens, ATM, weight
the greatest benefit from the Transition Assistance         room, and vending areas. Pets are not allowed in
Management Program, members should begin their              BQ facilities.
transition at least 12 months prior to
planned/scheduled separation/retirement.                    When calling for reservations, please specify whether
                                                            you are traveling on official orders or are interested
For members separating under early retirement or in         in space available lodging.            For 24-hour
a non-voluntary status, there are some mandatory            reservations, call (850) 234-4217 or DSN 436-4217.
requirements that can affect benefits and retirement        No Space A reservations.
pay entitlements. Contact your Command Career
Counselor or the Career Development & Resource              There are 22 campsites with water, electrical, and
Center (CDRC) for information.                              sewage hookups. Campsites can be reserved by
                                                            active duty and retired military 6 months in advance
Name: Career Development & Resource Center                  and be held for up to 90 days. After 90 days, you
(CDRC)                                                      must vacate for 72 hours. DON civilians should call
Address: Bldg. 304                                          for current reservation requirements and costs. Cost
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                           for sites is $10 per day, E5 & below, or $230 per
Phone: (850) 235-5800                                       month. To stay longer is based on a month-to-month
FAX: (850) 235-5673                                         basis if there is no waiting list. Pets are allowed in
DSN Phone: 436-5800                                         the Camp Sites, but are not allowed in the MWR
DSN FAX: 436-5673                                           mobile units.
E-Mail: mccombsca@ncsc.navy.mil
WWW Link:                                                   There are 3 self-contained, park-model units that can
http://www.taonline.com/tappages/taplist.asp?tapid          be rented for up to 30 days. These trailers sleep 4
=23                                                         people, are completely furnished, and may be
                                                            reserved by active duty and retired military members
Name: Veterans Service Office - Bay County                  6 months in advance. These are sometimes used by
Address: 308 W. 7th Street                                  personnel for temporary lodging and are available for
City: Panama City, FL 32401                                 rent. Cost is $35 per day for E5 and below, $40 for
Phone: (850) 784-4044                                       E6 and above and $50 for DON civilians. Call
FAX: (850) 784-6181                                         MWR for reservations or additional information.
Comments:
                                                            For a listing of hotels/motels and other temporary
Hours: 0730-1630 M-F Panama City
                                                            lodgings in the community, call the Housing
        0800-1200 Wed Panama City Beach City
                                                            Welcome Center.        This office has made BQ
Hall
                                                            arrangements with local hotels/motels for special
                                                            rates for military personnel. Additionally, contact
                                                            the Housing Welcome Center prior to obtaining
Billeting                                                   temporary housing. They can provide you with a
The Seashore Inn, winner of the 1997 ADM Zumwalt            sales and use tax exemption form. This form allows
Five Star Award, is comprised of three buildings            active duty military personnel to be exempt from
containing 47 BOQ suites (5 VIP Suites), 16 CPO             hotel/motel sales and bed tax. Military members
suites, 197 BEQ rooms and 53 CBQ rooms.                     must present this form to hotel/motel managers at the



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time they rent a room. Call toll free 1-888-382-4559         person handling these matters must have a general
for additional information.                                  power of attorney, enabling this individual to act in
                                                             the service member's behalf. Your Military Support
Tyndall Air Force Base has a Fam Camp with RV                Office can provide information and draw up this
campsites, tent campsites, miniature golf course, and        document for you. A copy of the document must be
an RV parts store. In addition, two bedroom                  provided to the Personal Property Office.
furnished cottages are offered. LP gas is available.
For information and reservations, call the Tyndall           If your family is living in one area and you the
Fam Camp.                                                    service member live in a different area, contact the
                                                             Personnel Support Detachment for information on
Name: Billeting Office - BOQ/BEQ                             entitlements, travel allowances, etc.
Address: Building 349
City: Panama City, FL                                        SEE SUPPORT           SERVICES:       Single    Member
Phone: (850) 234-4217 (DSN 436)                              Services
234-4556/4631
Comments:                                                    Support Services
Hours: 24-hours a day
Reservations: (850) 234-4217 (DSN 436)
                                                             Support Services Overview
Name: Housing Welcome Center                                 Although Coastal Systems Station does not have a
Address: Building 304, CSS                                   Family Service Center, the station still offers a wide
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                            range of support services. For further information
Phone: (850) 234-4248/4898 Toll Free                         on services listed, please contact the Relocation
888-382-4559                                                 Office at the Career Development & Resource Center
DSN Phone: 436-4248/4898                                     (CDRC), (850)235-5800 or DSN 436-5800.
Comments:
Hours: 0700-1600 Mon-Thu                                     MILITARY SUPPORT OFFICE:                The Military
        0700-1530 Fri                                        Support Office (MSO), Bldg. 500, provides a wide
                                                             range of support services for Station personnel.
For unusual/special assistance, contact the Housing          These services include: Sponsor program, casualty
Officer at (850) 235-5808 or DSN 436-5808. Toll              assistance, disaster preparedness, Exceptional Family
Free (1-888-382-4559)                                        Member Program, Family Advocacy Program, legal
                                                             assistance, and administration of the Military Awards
Name: MWR Campsites                                          Program.
Address: Marina (behind BOQ)
                                                             COUNSELING SERVICE CENTER: The Coastal
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
                                                             Systems Station offers individual, couple and family
Phone: (850) 234-4402
                                                             counseling for a wide variety of issues. Some of the
Comments:                                                    more common reasons people seek these services are
Hours: 0900-1700 Tue-Sun                                     for parent-child problems, marital (or partner)
                                                             difficulties, stress and depression. But individuals
Name: Tyndall AFB                                            are encouraged to utilize this service for any issues
POC: Camping Reservations Office                             they feel counseling would be of assistance to them.
Address: Off U.S. 98 (near Bonita Bay Marina)                Priority is given to active duty service members and
City: Panama City, FL                                        their families, although DOD civilians employed by
Phone: (850) 283-2798 (DSN 523)                              CSS may be seen on a space available basis. The
Comments:                                                    service is at no cost to the individual, who may
Hours: 0800-1700 Mon-Thur                                    self-refer or be referred by others--e.g. the Command,
                                                             Chaplain, physician, etc. Services are provided by a
                                                             Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). For more
Unaccompanied PCS                                            information call (850) 235-5835.
Single members should remember that when in a
TDY status or making a PCS move, if military                 NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY: The
members cannot be physically present to handle               Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society can provide
numerous aspects of the relocation process, the              financial assistance in interest free loans and grants to
                                                             active duty and retired military families to meet


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immediate needs (food, rent, utilities, deposits, etc.),        Name: Career Development & Resource Center
emergency leave, funeral expenses, medical and                  (CDRC)
dental care, auto repairs, pay problems and disaster            Address: Building 304
assistance. The Society also provides assistance to             City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
widows under the Culvert fund. If you need                      Phone: (850) 235-5800
assistance, please call the Station's Navy-Marine               FAX: (850) 235-5673
Corps Relief Society office at (850) 234-4106 or                DSN Phone: 436-5800
235-5190. Personnel must present a current ID card.             DSN FAX: 436-5673
                                                                E-Mail: mccombsca@ncsc.navy.mil
CAREER DEVELOPMENT & RESOURCE                                   WWW Link:
CENTER (CDRC): The Career Development &                         http://www.taonline.com/tappages/taplist.asp?tapid
Resource Center located in Building 304, Room 121,              =23
(850) 235-5800, offers Relocation, Transition,
Spouse Employment, and Information and Referral
                                                                Name: Counseling Service Center
Assistance. Call or visit the CDRC when you first
                                                                POC: Social Worker
arrive for information assistance about any Support
Services you may need. Also, see Employment and                 Address: Bldg. 304
Relocation Sections.                                            City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
                                                                Phone: (850) 235-5835
OMBUDSMAN:            The Station's Ombudsman                   FAX: (850) 235-5814
Program is a vital connection between the military              DSN Phone: 436-5835
family and the Commands. Contact the Military                   DSN FAX: 436-5814
Support Office, (850) 235-4362, for information on              E-Mail: mendellmm@ncsc.navy.mil
our Ombudsman.                                                  Comments:
                                                                Hours: 0700-1530
CSS WOMEN'S GROUP: All Women (Military
Members, Military Spouses, Civilians, etc.) affiliated          After hours crisis services are NOT available
with the Coastal Systems Station (including all                 through the CSC and community resources must
Tenants and schools) in any way may attend this                 then be utilized which may or may not be free,
great support group for women. This is NOT a                    depending on the type of service and the
wives club. This is a great way to meet other                   individual's health insurance coverage.
women and to participate in the Base and the
Community!      Call the Career Development &                   Name: Military Support Office (MSO)
Resource Center (CDRC) for more information,                    Address: Bldg. 500
(850) 235-5800.                                                 City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
                                                                Phone: (850) 235-5284 (DSN 436)
SINGLE MEMBER SERVICES: The Liberty Call                        FAX: (850) 234-4679
program involves a variety of fun activities for the            Comments:
single member and geographical bachelor. These                  Hours: 0800-1600
activities include sports, tours, educational and
volunteer opportunities.   For more information                 Name: Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
contact MWR at (850) 234-4632.                                  Address: Building 304
                                                                City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
                                                                Phone: (850) 235-5190
                                                                FAX: (850) 230-7027
                                                                DSN Phone: 436-5190
                                                                DSN FAX: 436-7027
                                                                Comments:
                                                                Hours: 0800-1400 Mon-Fri by appointment only.




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Family Centers                                             Financial Assistance Programs
Name: Tyndall Air Force Base                               Several resources are available to provide financial
POC: Family Support Center                                 guidance to those experiencing management
Address: Building 745                                      difficulties or for those who wish to be in control of
City: Panama City, FL                                      their finances. These agencies will work with you to
Phone: (850) 283-4204                                      prepare a personalized budge and/or spending plan to
FAX: (850) 283-4220                                        ease your financial stress.
DSN Phone: 523-4204
DSN FAX: 523-4220                                          Navy Command Financial Specialists:
Comments:
The TAFB Family Support Center provides a                  CSS.......................    :         (850)   235-5599
variety of support services. If services are not           NDSTC..................... :         (850) 235-5222/5223
available at CSS, TAFB will usually meet your              PSD....................... : (850) 234-4423
needs.
                                                           Name: Consumer Credit Counseling Service of W.
                                                           Florida, Inc.
                                                           Address: 400 W. 11th Street, Suite F
Information and Referral                                   City: Panama City, FL 32401
The CSS Career Development & Resource Center               Phone: (850) 784-6301/6302
(CDRC) staff are experts in seeking and finding the        FAX: (850) 784-2980
military and civilian assistance you need to answer        Comments:
your questions and resolve your problems. The              CCCS is a nonprofit community service offering
CDRC can assist you with quick and easy access to          helpful information on how to get out of debt and
information on a wide range of Station, community          how to use credit wisely. All budget and credit
and Tri-State topics. CDRC I&R services include a          counseling services are free and confidential.
Community Resource Directory, local calendar of            Creditors and employers in the private sector
events, school and banking information, station and        support the agency, underwriting the cost of
community maps and much, much, more!!                      operation through tax deductible contributions.
Whatever your question, the CDRC will get you an           Call for an appointment.
answer!
                                                           Name: Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Name: Coastal Systems Station                              Address: Building 304
POC: Career Development & Resource Center                  City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
(CDRC)
                                                           Phone: (850) 235-5190
Address: Building 304, 6703 W. Hwy 98
                                                           FAX: (850) 230-7027
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
                                                           DSN Phone: 436-5190
Phone: (850) 235-5800
                                                           DSN FAX: 436-7027
FAX: (850) 235-5673
                                                           Comments:
DSN Phone: 436-5800                                        The Society's principle activity is the disbursement
DSN FAX: 436-5673                                          of interest-free loans and grants to military families
E-Mail: mccombsca@ncsc.navy.mil                            to meet immediate needs (food, rent, utilities, car
WWW Link:                                                  payments, etc.), emergency leave, funeral expenses,
http://www.taonline.com/tappages/taplist.asp?tapid         medical/dental care, auto repairs and pay problems.
=23                                                        Hours: 0800-1400 Mon-Fri by appointment only.

Name: United Way of NW Florida
Address: 518 Mulberry Avenue
City: Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: 800-696-8740 or (850) 769-2738
FAX: (850) 784-2569




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Name: TAFB Personal Financial Management                       There are many other services that provide
Program                                                        emergency assistance. Please refer to the Support
Address: Building 745, 721 Suwannee Road,                      Services; Emergency Assistance record listing for
Tyndall AFB                                                    complete name, address, and phone numbers.
City: Panama City, FL 32403--5428
Phone: (850) 283-4226/4229 (DSN 523)                           Name: American Red Cross - Central Panhandle
Comments:                                                      Chapter
The PFMP provides financial information,                       Address: 430 East 15th Street
education, and counseling to military, civilians,              City: Panama City, FL 32405
family members, and retirees in methods of                     Phone: (850) 763-6587
enhancing management of personal finances.                     Comments:
Money management counseling and training is                    The American Red Cross provides a wealth of
available in the following areas: Checkbook                    services: Disaster/Emergency services, financial
maintenance, speding plans, savings programs,                  counseling, information and referral for military,
credit management, taxes, car and/or home                      collection/donation drives, medial transportation,
purchases, debt restructuring, avoiding bankruptcy,            veterans assistance and much more. Hours:
and individual personalized financial assistance.              0800-1530
Hours: 0730-1630 Mon-Fri
                                                               Name: CSS Chaplain's Office
                                                               POC: Chaplain
Emergency Assistance                                           Address: Bldg. 304
The Navy Relief Society can provide financial                  City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
emergency assistance based on need, through either             Phone: (850) 234-4487
loans or grants.       Some emergency financial                DSN Phone: 436-4487
situations include: basic living expenses, medical
expenses not covered by CHAMPUS, dental                        Name: Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
expenses not covered by the Delta Dental Plan,                 Address: CSS Building 304
funeral expenses, emergency transportation, essential          City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
car repairs, pay and allotment problems, disasters,            Phone: (850) 235-5190
and assistance for widows, mothers, and children.              FAX: 230-7027
                                                               DSN Phone: 436-5190
The American Red Cross provides assistance for                 DSN FAX: 436-7027
military personnel and their immediate families in
times of emergency. Quick communications with                  Name: TAFB Hospital - 325th Medical Group
home about family crises is available 24-hours a day,          POC: Acute Care Clinic
7 days a week. This includes verification of death or          Address: Bldg. 1465, TAFB
serious illness of immediate family, birth                     City: Panama City, FL
announcements to fathers deployed overseas, and                Phone: (850) 283-7591
health and welfare reports resulting from a lack of            Comments:
communication over a long period of time. The Red              In cases of a "true emergency," for active duty
Cross also offers financial assistance in the form of          personnel, the
interest free loans or grants in certain circumstances         military will pay; for retirees, CHAMPUS will pay.
such as emergency leave expenses, family necessities           Contact TAFB
which may result when an allotment check is not                Hospital or TAFB Champus Advisor for the
received or has been delayed; for personal needs of            definition of a "true
an essential and emergency nature, and convalescent            emergency."
leave expenses.
                                                               Hours: 0730-2000 Mon-Fri
The Station's Navy Chaplain is available at all time to               0900-1500 Sat/Sun/Holidays
provide     spiritual   guidance,    comfort       and
encouragement in an emergency situation. The
Chaplain is available for private, confidential,
individual counseling or family counseling.                    Family Advocacy
                                                               The Coastal Systems Station Family Advocacy
                                                               Representative (FAR) and all Tenant Commands (i.e.



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NDSTC and NEDU) work directly with Tyndall Air               activities with the single service member in mind.
Force Base Family Advocacy Program. After a                  The MWR's publication HIGH TIDE, provides
thorough investigation of suspected child abuse or           information on special events/activities scheduled
neglect, or spouse abuses, the Family Maltreatment           each month. The Station has an Auto Hobby Shop, a
Case Management Team reviews the case. This                  10-lane Bowling Center, an Aquatic Activities
team is chaired by the Family Advocacy Officer at            Center, Outdoor Recreation Center and Marina, Gym
Tyndall Air Force Base, and consists of the CSC,             Fitness Center, outdoor sports courts, (lighted tennis
FAR, physicians, counselors, and investigative               courts and softball fields), racquetball courts, an
personnel. The team decides whether the charges              outdoor basketball court, and several outdoor
are founded, unfounded, or if an individual/family is        volleyball courts.
at high risk. The team then recommends a plan of
action to the service member's Commanding Officer.           Liberty Call:

Name: Family Advocacy (CSS)                                  MWR sponsors the Liberty Call program which
POC: FAR                                                     includes sports, tours, educational and volunteer
Address: Bldg. 304                                           opportunities that are tailored for the unaccompanied
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                            sailor. The program includes a variety of fun
Phone: (850) 235-5835                                        activities that are held at CSS and other off-station
FAX: (850) 235-5814                                          locations.
DSN Phone: 436-5835
DSN FAX: 436-5814                                            The Base, as well as the surrounding communities,
Comments:                                                    provide a variety of quality leisure activities
Hours: 0700-1530                                             including boating, jet skiing, camping, picnicking,
                                                             fresh and saltwater fishing, golfing, and the most
                                                             beautiful beaches in the world. Fresh and saltwater
Name: Program Coordinator (NDSTC)
                                                             power boats, pontoon boats, waverunners, and canoes
POC: Executive Officer
                                                             are available for rental on a daily basis at the MWR
Address: Bldg. 350, S. Crag Road                             Marina. The Recreation Center has a variety of
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                            rental equipment for every outdoor adventure,
Phone: (850) 235-5206 (DSN 436)                              including fishing equipment, tents, sleeping bags,
Comments:                                                    snorkels.
Hours: 07000-1530 Mon-Fri
                                                             The Main Deck, an all hands facility, has beverages
Name: Program Coordinator (NEDU)                             and offers weekly special price promotions.
POC: Executive Officer
Address: Bldg. 321, Coastal Systems Station                  Name: Single Parents Group - Tyndall Air Force
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                            Base
Phone: (850) 230-3151 (DSN 436)                              Address: Bldg. 745, Tyndall AFB
Comments:                                                    City: Panama City, FL
       Hours: 0700-1530 Mon-Fri                              Phone: (850) 283-4204 (DSN 523)
                                                             Comments:
                                                             Monthly meetings with speakers and discussion
Single Member Services                                       group. Monthly meeting information is announced
Sometimes single service members may feel it is              through the Coastal Systems Station Plan of the
more difficult to become a part of a new community,          Day. Hours: 0730-1630
than it is for families. But the key to becoming
involved and a part of any new area is "getting              Name: Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR)
involved." Join a church or synagogue group, sign            POC: Quality of Life Division
up for educational courses, join a recreational group        Address: Bldg. 468
or organized sports program, or participate in a             City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
special interest group.        Contact the Family            Phone: (850) 234-4374 (DSN 436)
Transition Office for information and referral.              Comments:
                                                             Contact for a wide variety of events and activities
The Station's Quality of Life Division (MWR)                 for all ages.
provides a wide variety of programs, facilities, and



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Support Groups                                                MWR HIGH TIDE, provide information on special
                                                              events/activities scheduled each month and the most
The Coastal Systems Station and the local
                                                              recent operating hours of the MWR facilities and
community offer ongoing support groups and
                                                              programs.
organizations for specialized needs. If you are
looking for a specific support group in a special
                                                              LIBERTY CALL:
interest area, call United Way of NW Florida,
Information and Referral, (850) 769-2738.
                                                              MWR sponsors the Liberty Call program which
                                                              includes sports, tours, educational and volunteer
Name: CSS Family Ombudsman
                                                              opportunities that are tailored for the unaccompanied
POC: Military Support Office
                                                              sailor. The program includes a variety of fun
Address: Coastal Systems Station                              activities that are held at CSS and other off-station
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                             locations.
Phone: (850) 234-4363 (DSN 436)
Comments:                                                     SUMMER CAMP:
The Navy Family Ombudsman is the link between
the Commander and the military families in his/her            The MWR Recreation Room allow for up to 100
Command. The Ombudsman is the person to call                  children to enjoy the fun of Summer Camp. Call
when unforeseen circumstances arise, and assistance           MWR at (850) 235-5900 for information.
is needed to resolve the problems. The
Ombudsman ensures that families are informed                  Name: Auto Hobby Shop
about family issues that affect them. We have one             Address: Bldg. 377
Ombudsman who services CSS, Naval Diving                      City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
Salvage Training Center (NDSTC), Naval
                                                              Phone: (850) 234-4300
Experimental Dive Unit (NEDU) and all other
                                                              DSN Phone: 436-4300
Tenant Commands on Station.
                                                              Comments:
                                                                  Hours: 1000-1730 Tues-Fri
Name: Women of CSS (Coastal Systems Station)
                                                                         0800-1600 Sat      Closed Sunday and
POC: Career Development & Resource Center                     Monday
(CDRC)
Address: Meeting Locations Vary                               The Auto Hobby Shop is equipped with four
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                             working stalls and a vehicle lift for oil change and
Phone: (850) 235-5800                                         repair work. Auto and marine repair manuals are
FAX: (850) 235-5673                                           available to assist those working on their own
DSN Phone: 436-5800                                           vehicles. Minor repair parts are kept in stock and
DSN FAX: 436-5673                                             specialty parts can be ordered. Shop personnel
Comments:                                                     perform special minor repairs and maintenance
This organization meets the 2nd Tues of each month            services.
at 7 p.m. at the CSS Long Glass Club.
Membership includes military and civilian
members--women who are affiliated with the
Station in any way. The goals of the organization
are "to make new friends", "to have fun", "to meet
other women who have similar situations/interest",
and "to be a part of a wonderful support group".
Join this group--it's a great way to get acquainted in
a new location.


Morale, Welfare, and Recreation
The Coastal Systems Station provides a variety of
exciting leisure activities for active duty military
personnel, DoD civilian personnel, tenant commands,
family members, and retired military personnel. The
Quarterly Calender and the monthly publication,



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Name: Bowling Center                                      Name: Gymnasium, Fitness Center & Outdoor
Address: Bldg. 450                                        Sports Courts
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                         Address: Bldg. 126, Coastal Systems Station
Phone: (850) 234-4589                                     City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
DSN Phone: 436-4589                                       Phone: (850) 234- 4370 (DSN 436)
Comments:                                                 Comments:
Hours: 1100-2100 Mon-Fri                                  Hours: 0600-2100 Mon-Fri
        1200-1800 Sat                                              1000-1800 Sat/Sun (1000-1400 Holiday
        Closed Sunday                                     Weekends)
The Bowling Center is equipped with 10                    The Gymnasium and Fitness Complex is a
high-scoring AMF lanes, ACCU Score on all lanes,          multi-purpose facility that includes an all-purpose
lockers, and a snack bar. Bowling programs are            gym for indoor basketball, volleyball, and daily
provided for all ages; there's open bowling,              aerobics, as well as a fitness center featuring free
tournaments, intramural, mixed and youth leagues.         weights, Nautilus,
Youth bowling birthday parties can be arranged and        and aerobics machines. Locker/shower facilities
provide exercise and fun for the kids, and no mess        and an equipment issue center are also available.
for Mom to clean up!                                      Outdoor athletic areas include four lighted tennis
                                                          courts, two lighted softball field, two indoor
Name: CSS Swimming Pool                                   racquetball courts, an outdoor basketball court, and
Address: Bldg. 434 (Adjacent to the Gym)                  two outdoor volleyball courts.
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
Phone: (850) 235-5921                                     Name: Long Glass Community Center
DSN Phone: 436-5921                                       Address: Bldg. 308, Coastal Systems Station
Comments:                                                 City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
Hours: Open Summer Months (May-Sep)                       Phone: (850) 234-4375
                                                          DSN Phone: 436-4375
The Swimming Pool has a 25 yard Junior Olympic            Comments:
swimming pool with diving area and a children's           The Long Glass provides special rooms for parties,
wading pool. There are shower and locker rooms,           luncheons, meetings, weddings, and large functions.
concession areas, and a sun deck. A variety of Red
Cross - certified swimming courses and other              Name: MWR Youth Activities
leisure water programs are offered throughout the         Address: Bldg. 468
summer. Certified lifeguards are always on duty.          City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
Call for daily hours.                                     Phone: (850) 234-4370 (DSN 436)
                                                          Comments:
                                                                  Hours: 0800-1600 Mon-Fri
                                                          A variety of youth programs/activities are scheduled
                                                          throughout the year including Spring Break and
                                                          Summer Day Camps and other special programs
                                                          and events. The MWR HIGH TIDE is the best
                                                          source of information on scheduled youth activities
                                                          or call number above.

                                                          Refer to CHILD & TEEN SERVICES for more
                                                          information.




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Name: The Main Deck                                           Drug and Alcohol
Address: Bldg. 453, Coastal Systems Station                   The Drug & Alcohol Program Advisor (DAPA) is
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                             responsible to the Commanding Officer for the
Phone: (850) 235-5502                                         management and administration of the Command's
DSN Phone: 436-5502                                           Level I alcohol and other drug abuse program and the
Comments:                                                     obesity aftercare program. This program is for
       Hours: Mon-Fri 1500-2100                               military personnel only.
              Sat      1200-2300
              Sun       Closed                                DAPA conducts screening of identified alcohol and
                                                              drug abusers and members who do not meet physical
The Main Deck is an all hands facility overlooking            readiness standards to provide CAAC, the Medical
the bay. This facility offers beverages and a light           Officer and Commanding Officer with information
menu in a pleasant relaxing atomosphere.                      for use in determining case disposition. Coordinates
Nintendo and pool tables add to the fun.                      or assists in the presentation of Level I alcohol and
                                                              other drug abuse awareness education. Coordinates
                                                              and monitors aftercare plan for members who return
Chapel Services and Programs                                  to command after completion of Level II or III
Welcome to CSS and Panama City! The Chaplain                  programs. Provides drug and alcohol abuse program
and staff extend a most cordial invitation to visit us        information as part of the Command's orientation
and participate in many of our religious activities,          process.
including Sunday services. Transferring to a new
command can be as frightening and stressful as it is          Refer to SUPPORT SERVICES, Support Groups for
new and exciting. The Chaplain's office is dedicated          further information on community programs.
to helping the transition go easier as well as provide
several opportunities for spiritual, emotional, and           Name: Drug & Alcohol Program Advisor (DAPA)
religious growth. Whether it is wedding plans or              Address: Bldg. 107, Code E-24
marital conflicts, the Chaplain is always available to        City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
provide beneficial pastoral care. The Chaplain's              Phone: (850) 235-5133
office also provides an extensive selection of                DSN Phone: (436) 5133
literature ranging from coping with death and                 Comments:
depression to good money and stress management.               Hours: 0730-1530 Mon-Fri
We also provide devotional material, layperson
guides, and Bibles upon request.
                                                              Legal Assistance
There are many opportunities for participation in the
                                                              The CSS Legal Program Coordinator provides basic
religious and spiritual services at CSS.         The
                                                              legal services such as notary services and power of
Chaplain sponsors two weekly lunchtime Bible
                                                              attorney preparation and other legal forms. A Navy
Studies and two weekly evening Bible Studies which
                                                              lawyer from NAS Pensacola visits once a month to
are nondenominational and offers valuable
                                                              provide advice and preparation and execution of
fellowship. Sunday Protestant Divine Services are at
                                                              documents of a personal nature such as wills. For an
0930 in the Chapel, Bldg. 304, and special services
                                                              appointment with the visiting lawyer, call (850)
such as Anglican Holy Communion and Catholic
                                                              452-4321 or DSN 922-4321.
Mass are frequently offered as well. Please contact
the Chaplain's office for further information.
                                                              CSS Voting Assistance Officer      234-4363
                                                              CSS Financial Counselor            235-5903
Name: CSS Chaplain Office                                     CSS SAVI                            234-4678
POC: Chaplain                                                 EEO                                234-4311
Address: Bldg. 304, Room 131
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
Phone: (850) 234-4487 (DSN 436)
Comments:
Hours: 0800-1630
        (On call 24 hours a day)




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Name: CSS Program Coordinator
POC: Military Support Officer                               Tyndall AFB located 30 minutes from CSS, has a
Address: Military Support Office, Bldg. 500                 Child Development Center. See Record Listing for
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                           more details.
Phone: (850) 234-4362 (DSN 436)
Comments:                                                   Name: MWR Youth Center/Activities
       Hours: 0800-1600 Mon-Thu                             Address: Bldg. 468, CSS
              0800-1200 Fri                                 City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
                                                            Phone: (850) 235-5900 (DSN 436)
                                                            Comments:
                                                                   Hours.: 0730-1600 Mon-Fri
Child And Teen Services
                                                            Weekend, special events, and summer activities for
Child and Teen Services Overview                            youth. Call for current events/activities.
A variety of youth programs/activities are scheduled
throughout the year including Spring Break and              Name: TAFB Child Development Center
Summer Day Camps and other special programs and             Address: Bldg. 1410, Tyndall AFB
events. The MWR HIGH TIDE is the best source of             City: Panama City, FL 32403--5438
information on scheduled youth activities or call           Phone: (850) 283-4747 (DSN 523)
number above.                                               Comments:
                                                                   Hours: 0630-1730 Mon-Fri only
Name: MWR Youth Activities
Address: Bldg. 468
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                           Child Care Programs - Community
Phone: (850) 234-4370 (DSN 436)                             Early Childhood Services offers free childcare
Comments:                                                   referrals to parents. Phone calls or walk-ins; no
Hours: 0800-1600 Mon-Fri                                    appointment is necessary.        Technical assistance
                                                            available for anyone interested in opening a childcare
                                                            business. Offers parenting classes and professional
New Parent Program                                          training for child caregivers.
Expectant parents receive medical care at Tyndall
AFB medical facility. The First Time Parents                The Boys and Girls Club of Bay County offer a wide
Program provides new parents with childcare and             range of physical, educational, vocational, cultural
newborn information, visits in the new child's home,        and social-recreational activities designed to build a
and makes home visits as needed. It is a voluntary          sense of self-esteem among the youth in the area.
program presenting classes on preparing for                 This organization provides a summer day program,
parenthood, breastfeeding, and baby care basics.            residence camp, after-school drop-in program, and
                                                            sports leagues.
Name: First Time Parents Program
Address: Tyndall AFB                                        Girls Inc. of Bay County helps build self confidence
City: Panama City, FL 32403--5438                           and prepares each girl with the opportunities and
Phone: (850) 283-2188 (DSN 523)                             responsibilities she will have as an adult through
                                                            educational, recreational, and counseling programs.

                                                            For point of contact and phone number refer to the
Child Care Programs - on Installation                       Record Listing.
The Coastal Systems Station provides seasonal
activities/camps and events for youths. The MWR
Recreation Room allows up to 90 children to enjoy
the fun of Summer Camp. Call MWR at 235-5900 to
sign-up.

See MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION,
Record Listing, Youth Activities for more
information.



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Name: Boy's and Girl's Club - EAST BAY UNIT                 Things To Do - Recreation and Sports
Address: 201 N. East Avenue                                 There are numerous athletic programs, sports camps,
City: Panama City, FL 32401                                 state parks, marine & zoological parks, and theatre
Phone: (850) 785-2747                                       groups throughout the area for youths and teens to
Comments:                                                   participate in. Refer to LOCAL COMMUNITY,
       Hours: 0830-1730                                     Events Calendar, Cultural Attractions, or Recreation
                                                            Opportunities.
Eligibility restricted to youths age 6-18, male and
female.                                                     Call the Station's MWR, (850 234-4632), for
                                                            information on youth activities and the Liberty Call
Name: Boys and Girls Club of Bay County-                    program. For information on these activities, refer
Address: 3404 W 19th Street                                 to SUPPORT SERVICES.
City: Panama City, FL 32405
Phone: (850) 763-3546                                       Schools
Comments:
                                                            There are no DODD schools on Station. For area
       Summer Program Hours: 0730-1730
                                                            public and private schools, refer to the EDUCATION
Mon-Fri
                                                            category.
       School Program Hours: 1400-1930 Mon-Fri

Eligibility restricted to youths age 6-18, male and         School Age Care
female.                                                     There are numerous area elementary and middle
                                                            schools that have before and after-school care
Name: Early Childhood Services, Inc. (Resource &            programs in the area. Refer to EDUCATION,
Referral)                                                   Public and DODDS Schools.
Address: 450 N. Jenks Avenue
City: Panama City, FL 32401                                 Additionally, there are many enrichment programs in
Phone: (850) 872-7550/7551                                  the area that are offered by social agencies. Many
Comments:                                                   daycare facilities are also listed in the local phone
Free childcare referrals to parents. Referrals to           directory that can aid you. Refer to CHILD AND
childcare providers when they have vacancies.               TEEN SERVICES, Childcare Programs-Community.
Brochure available for an extended look at their
services. Technical assistance available for anyone         Religious Programs
interested in opening up a childcare business.              Moving to a new city can often be as frightening to
                                                            your children as it is to you. Developing friendships
Name: Girls Incorporated of Bay County                      and becoming familiar with the new environment is
Address: 1100 Fountain Avenue                               extremely important to successful assimilation into
City: Panama City, FL 32401                                 a new duty station. One way to help your children
Phone: (850) 769-2895                                       socially and spiritually is to become involved in
Comments:                                                   community religious programs.         Many of the
       Business Hours: 0900-1800 Mon-Fri                    religious centers around Panama City offer a myriad
                                                            of activities and opportunities for children (e.g.,
                                                            summer camps, Vacation Bible School, daycare
Things To Do - Clubs and Social                             centers, etc.). Making friends in a religious forum
                                                            can be extremely beneficial, especially during the
Refer to SUPPORT SERVICES category, Morale,                 summer months when school is not in session and
Welfare & Recreation listing. In addition, the local        meeting other children is difficult. Just call the
community is rich with youth and teen activities.           church of your choice for more information.
Call Information and Referral, United Way of NW
Florida, (850) 769-2738, for youth clubs and social
events in the local community, where you reside or          Special Events
through the school your children attend. Also,              Take a look at our calendar of events under the
contact the CSS Family Transition Office at                 community heading.
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Sponsorship and Support                                       financial     obligations, and      your     familial
                                                              responsibilities. To meet these challenges, a great
Contact the CSS Career Development & Resource
                                                              amount of planning and preparation is necessary.
Center (CDRC)for information about the special
support group you need.
                                                              Listed below in Related Subjects are some "Survival
                                                              Tips" to assist you and your family as you face the
Name: Career Development & Resource Center
                                                              challenges and opportunities of the mobile military
(CDRC)
                                                              lifestyle.
Address: Bldg. 304
City: Panama City, FL 32407-7001
Phone: 850-235-5800                                           Before You Move
FAX: 850-235-5673                                             Departure preparations:
DSN Phone: 436-5800
DSN FAX: 436-5673                                             As soon as you receive your orders, visit your
E-Mail: mccombsca@ncsc.navy.mil                               Relocation Counselor at the nearest Family Service
WWW Link:                                                     Center, Relocation or Transition Office/Site. These
http://www.taonline.com/tappages/taplist.asp?tapid            offices have been established to provide an extensive
=23                                                           array of services and resources available to you
                                                              including a SITES (Standard Installation Topic
                                                              Exchange Service) booklet on your new duty station,
                                                              information and classes on planning a move,
Youth Employment                                              Welcome Aboard Packets, videos on your new duty
This Station sponsors a Summer School Enrichment              station/area, overseas orientations, lending lockers,
Program, designed to provide career-related summer            etc.
employment for outstanding high school students.
These students work side-by-side with Station                 Contact the Personal Property Office/Household
"mentors," engineers and scientists. The goal of this         Goods for an appointment with a counselor to
program is to encourage student interest in new and           schedule your household goods move. During your
developing occupations and professions.                       counseling session, your counselor will provide a
                                                              great deal of valuable information. Pay attention to
The Morale, Welfare & Recreation department also              details, take notes, ask questions, and follow the
hires youth for its Summer Youth Activities,                  directions given to you. Failure to adhere to
lifeguards, and in other areas of MWR services.               guidelines can be costly in time and money.

Youth Centers                                                 Notify the Station Housing Office, your landlord, or
The MWR Division has a great Youth Director who               rental agent of your Permanent Change of Station
plans many fun activities for our teens. Call MWR,            (PCS) orders and anticipated date of departure. The
235-5900 for more information after you get settle in!        Housing Officer can provide valuable assistance with
                                                              information on housing matters and leases.
For Teens Only                                                Request a Sponsor from your new duty station. This
Contact MWR at 235-5900 for information on                    person can be your vital link to your new area. Your
activities for teens. See Youth Centers Listing               Sponsor can send you specific information on your
above.                                                        new location, command, schools, economy,
                                                              employment, and assist you with settling in when you
Survival Tips For First Termers                               arrive.

                                                              Begin a timeline calendar for your move. Include
Survival Tips for First Termers Overview                      items to remember - change of address cards, school
As a member of the United States Navy, you enjoy              records, medical/dental records, travel arrangements
the proud tradition of over 200 years of dedicated            for pets, banking and financial preparations, and
military service to this country. As a member of this         personal travel route and leave arrangements.
elite group, you have the opportunity to enjoy a
variety of surroundings and experiences.        This          Notify family, relatives, friends of you upcoming
mobile lifestyle can also bring with it challenges to         move. Talk to more experienced military members
juggle your military duties, your personal and



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who have made numerous PCS moves. They can                     How do I file a claim if there is damage? These are
provide valuable information and insight.                      all important questions to ask now that you have
                                                               arrived!
Start budgeting for the move. Contact your current
Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) to discuss your             Call your parents or other relatives or key
options regarding advanced pay and travel funds.               individuals, and let them know of your safe arrival.
REMEMBER, even with entitlements, special pay,                 Once you've found the perfect home and your
allotments, etc., moving can be expensive. In                  worldly possessions have arrived, the job of getting
addition, families facing the loss of one income               acquainted with your neighbors begins.
during the relocation will feel an additional financial
impact.                                                        Contact Utility companies to make arrangements for
                                                               connections.
If a spouse desires employment in the new area,
contact the Spouse Employment Assistance Program               On moving-in day, if you have small children, you
counselor at the new duty station for employment               might want to make arrangements for child care.
information.       This can also be done prior to              Older children might want to help by checking off
relocating to get a jump on spouse employment.                 boxes as they come in or they can unpack the special
Give your notice to your current employer, and get a           box of their belongings.
letter(s) of referral/recommendation/commendation.
                                                               Be at your home before the movers arrive. Have an
If you happen to get married before you PCS, notify            idea of where you want things placed--the movers
your Commander and follow the procedures exactly               will only put your couch in one place.
as you are advised. The military will NOT pay for
travel and housing for your spouse if you do not               Check your belongings carefully and make sure to
follow the proper procedures.                                  note on the inventory any damaged or missing items
                                                               so you can file a claim at the Personal Property
This is by no means everything you'll have to                  Office.
remember!! Check with your Relocation counselor
at your command. They can provide you with                     So many things to remember! You will find that
complete checklists and many helpful publications to           services and procedures vary from base to base.
assist you with remembering all the details. Make it a         Your Sponsor can provide valuable and helpful
"Smooth Move."                                                 information. When getting acquainted with your
                                                               new base, be sure to find out:
After You Arrive
                                                               - Speed limits
Meet with your Sponsor for settling-in information
                                                               - Location of medical facilities and procedures for
and guidance. Notify your new duty unit of your
                                                               emergency and walk-in care
arrival, sign in, and receive the Newcomer's
                                                               - Check cashing limits, procedures, and hours of
Indoctrination Briefing and/or video on your new
                                                               operation of the Exchange and Mini-Mart
Station. Call or visit the Career Development &
                                                               - Banking/Credit Union policies; change of address
Resource Center (CDRC) (850) 235-5800/DSN
                                                               procedures for statements and make sure your new
436-5800 for information on the local area or spouse
                                                               address is on your checks.
employment assistance.
                                                               Most importantly, remember help is just a phone call
Contact the Housing Welcome Center BEFORE
                                                               away. When in doubt - ask. Call the CSS Career
making ANY arrangements for civilian housing, both
                                                               Development & Resource Center (CDRC), 235-5800,
temporary or permanent. Rental/lease agreements
                                                               after you arrive. If they don't know the answer, they
are extremely important and are sometimes
                                                               will research the information for you!
complicated. If you haven't already done so, now is
the time to put your name on the waiting list for
on-station housing.

Notify the Personal Property Office (PPO) of your
new address and check on the status of your
household goods shipment. Have they arrived? In
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Name: Career Development & Resource Center                     also available in the lobby. A taxi to CSS costs
(CDRC)                                                         approximately $10.00 (tip not included).
Address: Bldg. 304
City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001                              Directions to CSS by Automobile:
Phone: (850) 235-5800
FAX: (850) 235-5673                                            If arriving to CSS by POV, there are two major
DSN Phone: 436-5800                                            highways running into the Panama City area--US
DSN FAX: 436-5673                                              Highways 231 and 98. Highway 231 runs North and
E-Mail: mccombsca@ncsc.navy.mil                                South into Highway 98. Highway 98 runs East and
WWW Link:                                                      West and passes in front of the Coastal Systems
http://www.taonline.com/tappages/taplist.asp?tapid             Station. Interstate 10 (crossing Florida East and
=23                                                            West), is approximately 50 miles North of Panama
                                                               City.
Name: Housing Welcome Center
                                                               Directions to CSS by Bus/Train:
Address: Bldg. 304
City: Panama City, FL 32407-7001                               The Greyhound Bus Line's Panama City office is
Phone: 850-234-4248                                            located on 917 Harrison Avenue (downtown Panama
FAX: 850-235-5814                                              City). To get to the CSS, go North on Harrison
DSN Phone: 436-4248                                            Avenue until it intersects with 15th Street (Business
DSN FAX: 436-5814                                              Hwy 98-1st traffic light). Turn left and proceed
E-Mail: carteram@ncsc.navy.mil                                 approximately 6 miles, crossing the Hathaway
                                                               Bridge. The Station is the first left turn after
Name: Personal Property Office                                 crossing the bridge.
Address: Bldg. 304
City: Panama City, FL 32407-7001                               (See   also     Local     Community;         Community
Phone: 850-234-4317                                            Transportation.)
FAX: 850-234-4356
DSN Phone: 436-4317                                            Remember, if you get lost or need assistance, call the
DSN FAX: 436-4356                                              Command Duty Officer at (850) 872-5654.
E-Mail: wellsmj@ncsc.navy.mil

                                                               Arrival/Check-in Requirements -       (Unaccompanied
                                                               & Accompanied)
Reporting Procedures
Directions to Coastal Systems Station (CSS) from the           All new arrivals must get orders stamped with date &
Airport:                                                       time of arrival by reporting directly to:
Personnel coming to CSS who arrive at the Panama                 -Officers: BOQ, Building 349            -Enlisted: BEQ,
City-Bay County International Airport, proceed                 Building 484
South on Lisenby Road. Turn Right (West) onto
County Hwy 390. Turn Right at 3rd traffic light                  (This procedure is applicable 24 hours a day, seven
onto 23rd Street (Hwy 368W). Proceed West. At                  days a week.)
3rd traffic signal, turn Right again onto Hwy 98.
Continue West across the Hathaway Bridge and                   On the first working day after arrival:
prepare to turn left at 1st traffic light at end of the
Bridge. You will enter the North Gate of the Coastal            a. Service members will report to their Unit
Systems Station. The Visitor Reception Center will             Administrative Office:
be immediately on your right.
                                                                  CSS - Building 500 (Military Support Office,
There is a Taxi Courtesy phone in the Main Lobby of            850-234-4363/DSN 436-4363), NDSTC - Building
the Terminal that you may use for transportation to            350 (Admin. Office, 850-235-5232/DSN 436-5232),
CSS, Naval Diving Salvage Training Center                      NEDU - Building 321 (Admin. Office, 230-3100).
(NDSTC), Naval Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU),
and the Coast Guard Station. Several pay phones are




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These offices will provide Newcomer Orientation               checkouts, computer room, game room, common area
and Indoctrination Information and any further                kitchens, ATM, weight room, and vending areas.
instructions.                                                 Pets are not allowed in BQ facilities.

  b. Service Members must bring with them:                    When calling for reservations, please specify whether
                                                              you are traveling on official orders or are interested
  -PCS orders -Personnel Records        -Pay Records          in space available lodging.           No Space A
-Dental and Medical files                                     Reservations. For 24-hour reservations, call (850)
                                                              234-4217 or DSN 436-4217.
  c. Uniform Requirements for Inprocessing:
                                                              Travel Planning
  - All Members must report wearing either summer
                                                              For service members and their families, the
dress whites or dress blue.
                                                              relocation process of moving from one location to
                                                              another can be an exciting semi-holiday, or a chaotic,
Automobile Registration on base, security clearance
                                                              disruptive experience. A little knowledge and some
verification, badges:
                                                              prior planning, can eliminate a great deal of stress,
                                                              and make travel a pleasant adventure for the entire
  - Report to Security Office, Building 385, (850)
                                                              family.
234-4332/DSN 436-4332
                                                              As you plan the trip, try to limit your daily
Housing: On-station/Off-station housing and utility
                                                              mileage/distance to something comfortable for the
company waivers. Members must sign in at the
                                                              whole family.       Develop a travel plan, make
Housing Welcome Center, Building 304, (850)
                                                              reservations ahead of time, and stick to this schedule.
234-4248/DSN 436-4248, and request utility waiver
                                                              If traveling with pets, make sure the hotels you plan
information.
                                                              to stay in accepts pets, and if not, check on pet
                                                              lodging or kennels facilities in advance. Plan some
 (See also RELOCATION             SERVICES;      PCS
                                                              time for an exercise romp in the park or other
Reporting Procedures)
                                                              physical activity.
Temporary Quarters -
                                                              As part of the Career Development & Resource
                                                              Center (CDRC) Relocation Assistance Program, you
The Seashore Inn, winner of the 1997 ADM Zumwalt
                                                              can ask for assistance in your travel planning. The
Five Star Award, is available to house all DoD
                                                              CDRC is located in Bldg. 304, room 121, (850)
employees on official travel, eligible military
                                                              235-5800. In addition to maps the CDRC has
travelers and their dependents, and eligible retired
                                                              TripMaker, Street Finder, Internet access, Military
military members on space available basis. The
                                                              Facilities Guide, Road Atlas, Navy Lodging
three buildings of the Seashore Inn BQ house both
                                                              Directories, Military Camping & Recreation Areas
permanent party and transient members. CSS does
                                                              Directory, etc. to assist you along your route. Check
not have a Navy Lodge.
                                                              the route you plan to drive to see if there are any
                                                              Navy Lodges along the way. Staying in these
The Seashore Inn includes 47 BOQ suites (5 VIP
                                                              facilities could save you money on your travel
Suites), 16 CPO suites, 197 BEQ rooms and 53 CBQ
                                                              expenses.
rooms. Military service members not on official
orders to the Station may utilize the BOQ, CPO
                                                              Keep track of mileage, receipts, and all travel related
suites, and CBQ rooms on a space available basis for
                                                              expenses. Many expenses are tax deductible.
up to 30 days. Accompanied PCS members on
official orders may utilize the CBQ rooms, which
                                                              When moving with children, keep a positive attitude
sleep four and have access to common area kitchens,
                                                              and a great sense of humor about the move, they take
for up to 60 days as temporary lodging. BOQ costs
                                                              their cue from you. Talk about the new area, show
range form $13 - $20 per night. CPO suites and
                                                              them some pictures of the new area, let them help
CBQ rooms are $13.00 per night. Extra person
                                                              with packing their toys or belongings, and give them
charges apply to all BOQ, CPO, and CBQ room
                                                              extra hugs. Introduce them to new adventures
types. BEQ rooms cost $5.50 - $13.00 per night.
                                                              during the travel process, but remember they do best
All BOQ suites are quipped with full kitchenettes.
                                                              when kept on their same eating and sleeping
Services available to guests include baby cribs, a big
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schedule. Check ahead to confirm if cribs or cots are           There is no State car inspection required in Florida.
available (if needed) for your children.                        It is mandatory that all auto occupants wear a safety
                                                                belt. Children 3 years of age, must be properly
Elementary school children may be losing their first            secured in a federally-approved carseat; ages 4-5
"best" friends. Allow them to express grief over                must use a seatbelt or restraint seat. It is unlawful to
losing these special people. Encourage them to talk             transport any opened receptacle containing any
about what's going on, and take pictures of their               amount of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Headlights
friends and put in a scrapbook to take with them.               are turned on when it rains or becomes very dark
                                                                when a storm threatens.
Teens are often anxious or angry about having to
relocate. Tell them about the move as soon as you               Contact the ID section of the Station Security
know yourself. Make them a part of all plans and                Division to obtain vehicle registration an decals.
discussions reference the move; special sights they             They are located at the Visitor Reception Center, just
would like to see along the travel route, information           inside the Front Gate (North entrance), Bldg. 385,
on new schools, and visit the library for information           (850) 235-5317, 0630 to 1630, weekdays only.
on the state or country where you will be living. If            After normal working hours, weekends, and holidays,
possible, include these young people in the preview             the Station gate guards can log you in if you possess
trip.                                                           a valid driver's license and show a copy of your PCS
                                                                orders. They can also direct you to the BQs.
Your Relocation Counselor at the Career
Development & Resource Center will probably have                To register your vehicle on station, present proof of
more detailed information on traveling with children            ownership to operate the vehicle, a valid operator's
(of all ages) and pets. Ask for this information.               license, proof of insurance (liability is the minimum
                                                                required), but it is against the law to operate a vehicle
Packing pointers:                                               in the State of Florida without insurance.

- Take one small handcarry bag per person.                      Housing and Billeting
- Let each child take along one special toy.
                                                                The Seashore Inn, winner of the 1997 ADM Zumwalt
- Pack a pillow per child.
                                                                Five Star Award, is available to house all DoD
- Pack snacks, cups/thermos with juices or water
                                                                employees on official travel, eligible military
raisins/apples travel well as snacks.
                                                                travelers and their dependents, and eligible retired
- First Aid kit.
                                                                military members on space available basis. The
- include disinfectant, bandaids, aspirin, Tylenol,
                                                                three buildings of the Seashore Inn BQ house both
wipes, etc.
                                                                permanent party and transient members. CSS does
- Pack a roll of small plastic bags- handy for
                                                                not have a Navy Lodge.
disposing of garbage, laundry, rain coats, wet towels,
etc.
                                                                The Seashore Inn includes 47 BOQ suites (5 VIP
- Plan some games/activities on the road.
                                                                Suites), 16 CPO suites, 197 BEQ rooms and 53 CBQ
- Portable cassette or CD players with headphones
                                                                rooms. Military service members not on official
really help pass idle time, playing cards, books,
                                                                orders to the Station may utilize the BOQ, CPO
coloring/activity books with crayons.
                                                                suites, and CBQ rooms on a space available basis for
- Talk about the area you are traveling through.
                                                                up to 30 days. Accompanied PCS members on
- Its history, climate, special sites, animals, insects,
                                                                official orders may utilize the CBQ rooms, which
flowers you see, etc.
                                                                sleep four and have access to common area kitchens,
                                                                for up to 60 days as temporary lodging. BOQ costs
A little prior planning can make the travel to the new
                                                                range form $13 - $20 per night. CPO suites and
area a fun and exciting time for the entire family.
                                                                CBQ rooms are $13.00 per night. Extra person
                                                                charges apply to all BOQ, CPO, and CBQ room
Vehicle Ownership                                               types. BEQ rooms cost $5.50 - $13.00 per night.
Different states have different insurance laws,                 All BOQ suites are quipped with full kitchenettes.
therefore, you should notify your insurance company             Services available to guests include baby cribs, a big
of where and when you are moving. All drivers                   screen movie lounge, laundry facilities, video
must possess a current/valid driver's license.                  checkouts, computer room, game room, common area
                                                                kitchens, ATM, weight room, and vending areas.
                                                                Pets are not allowed in BQ facilities.



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                                                              Tyndall Air Force Base has a Fam Camp with RV
When calling for reservations, please specify whether         campsites, tent campsites, miniature golf course, and
you are traveling on official orders or are interested        an RV parts store. In addition, two bedroom
in space available lodging.           No Space A              furnished cottages are offered. LP gas is available.
Reservations. For 24-hour reservations, call (850)            For information and reservations, call the Tyndall
234-4217 or DSN 436-4217.                                     Fam Camp.

There are 22 campsites with water, electrical, and            Name: Billeting Office
sewage hookups. Campsites can be reserved 60                  Address: Bldg. 349, CSS
days in advance and held for up to 90 days. Cost for          City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
sites is $10 per day, $60 per week, or $210 per               Phone: (850) 234-4217 (DSN 436)
month. To stay longer is based on a month-to-month            FAX: (850) 234-4556/4631
basis if there is no waiting list. Pets are allowed in        Comments:
the Campsites.                                                Hours: 24-hours a day
                                                              Reservations: (850) 234-4217 (DSN 436)
There are 3 self-contained, park-model, mobile units
that can be rented for up to 30 days. These trailers          Name: Family Housing Welcome Center
sleep 6 people, are completely furnished, and may be          POC: Housing Referral Specialist
reserved 6 months in advance. These are sometimes
                                                              Address: Bldg. 304, Coastal Systems Station
used by personnel for temporary lodging and are
                                                              City: Panama City, FL 32407--7001
available for rent. Call MWR for reservations or
                                                              Phone: (850) 234-4248/4898
additional information, (850) 234-4632.
                                                              DSN Phone: 436-4248/4898
For listings of hotels/motels and other temporary             Comments:
lodgings in the community call the Housing                    Stop here to find information on utility waivers,
Welcome Center,(850) 234-4248/4898 (toll free                 leases, housing availability, and all other needs
1-888-382-4559).        This office has made                  related to housing. For unusual situations
arrangements with local hotels/motels for special             regarding extraordinary attention contact the
rates for military personnel. Contact the Housing             Housing Officer, at (850) 235-5808 (toll free
Welcome Center prior to obtaining temporary                   1-888-328-4559).
housing.

If you and your family choose to live in the                  Money Matters
community, you are entitled to receive Basic                  Relocation costs associated with your PCS move can
Allowance for Quarters (BAQ) and a Variable                   hurt the best of budgets. Even though there are
Housing Allowance (VHA) to assist in offsetting               reimbursements for expenses associated with PCS
housing costs.                                                moves, research has shown that the average military
                                                              family has expenses more than $500.
Before you sign any lease, be sure to check with the
Housing Welcome Center. This could save you lots              Listed below are PCS moving allowances you can
of time and money in the long run. Your lease                 plan on to help defer some of your moving expenses.
should state clearly who pays for what utilities and          For more detailed information on these allowances,
what repairs. Walk through the house or apartment,            contact your Personnel Support Detachment (PSD).
make a list of existing damages to the property, and          Family members must appear on PCS travel orders to
have the landlord sign the list. Make a copy and              receive entitlements.
keep it with your copy of the lease. Make sure to
put it in a safe place with all your other important          DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE (DLA): Service
papers.                                                       members may be provided DLA is moving household
                                                              goods and/or family from a present duty station.
Pay your rent or mortgage on time and always keep             This allowance is paid to offset the costs of closing
the rental property clean and in good condition.              on homes and setting up another. The DLA is equal
Remember that the Navy's goal is to inspire a                 to 2 1/2 months BAQ. DLA is not available to those
harmonious relationship between Navy members and              transferring in the same geographical location. DLA
the civilian community.                                       is not paid for first time PCS from Student to
                                                              permanent status. This allowance may be dispersed




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in advance at the time of relocation, or upon arrival at        dining facilities. New arrivals may be eligible for
the gaining Command.                                            this allowance to help offset the cost of temporary
                                                                housing and meals.         TLA is for overseas
MILEAGE IN LIEU OF TRANSPORTATION                               assignments and TLE is for the continental United
(MALT)                                                          States (CONUS), i.e., this Station. For this Station
                                                                TLE is paid for 10 days; $110 a day maximum ($49
Service members receive MALT when they drive to a               lodging and $26 for meals). The Personnel Support
new assignment. This allowance is computed on a                 Detachment (PSD) can provide complete information
Federal Table of Mileage Chart. Even though your                for this Station and for overseas (OCONUS)
mileage computation may be longer or shorter than               transfers.
the official distance shown on this chart, the official
distance determines the allowance payable. MALT                 ADVANCED PAY
to paid to those going overseas if you drive from your
stateside location to the port, or from the port to the         Service members may draw advance pay when
new duty station. Rates are as shown below:                     planning a move, but this should be considered very
                                                                carefully. To be financially prepared for the PCS
Single active duty or spouse driving alone - $.15 per           move, as soon as notification or orders are anticipated
mile, two family members - $.17 per mile, three                 or received, a spending plan should be developed
family members - $.19 per mile, 4 or more family                early in order to save the extra money needed to
members - $.20 per mile.                                        assist you with your moving expenses. Many times
                                                                advance pay is spent on other "emergencies" and is
MALT will also be paid for travel in a second car               not available to assist with moving expenses. In
when its use is authorized. Always authorized with              addition, advance pay reduces your take-home pay
2nd POV registration. These rates apply to spouses              for the months ahead, when you may need more
authorized to travel alone or with family members.              money for settling in expenses. It is not a good idea
                                                                to take an advance of pay for a vacation enroute.
PER DIEM ALLOWANCE                                              Talk to you Command Financial Specialist before
                                                                you request advanced pay.
Along with DLA & MALT, food and lodging
allowances are provided when making a PCS move.                 You can draw no more than 3 months advance pay.
The allowance is paid at the rate of 350 miles of               The advance is normally repaid in equal installments
travel per day. Service members received $50.00                 over 12 months. In some circumstances, repayment
per day, plus $37.50 for their spouse and each family           can be spread over 24 months. Advance pay is your
member over the age of 12, and $25.00 for children              base pay--not pay with allowances. If approved by
under 12 years of age. When the family travels                  your Commanding Officer, an advanced housing
separately, the spouse receives $50.00 per day; the             allowance can be drawn if you provide a copy of
children's per diem rates remain the same as stated             your lease and your expenses for utilities. You must
above.                                                          prove that this money will be used for housing costs.
                                                                Advance Housing allowance is up to 3 months BAQ
TEMPORARY       LODGING                     EXPENSE             and VHA. The advance housing allowance may be
ALLOWANCE (TLA)                                                 repaid over a 12-month period, and in some
                                                                circumstances over a longer period.
The amount of TLA depends on several
factors--family size, local per diem rate, actual cost          REMEMBER!!        ALL ADVANCE PAY HAS TO
of quarters, and whether quarters provide cooking or            BE REPAID!!




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At A Glance

Facility/Services Summary
                                   --Officer and Enlisted Population--
   Active Duty Officer                          74 Active Duty Warrant Officer                   4
   Guard Reserve Officer                        10 Guard Reserve Warrant Officer                 2
   Retired (Officer and Enlisted)            15000 Foreign Service Officers                      7
   Active Duty Enlisted                        504 Guard Reserve Enlisted                       36
   Foreign Service Enlisted                      0
                                               --Civilians--
   Civil Service                              1128 Wage Grade                                  105
   Non-Appropriated Funds                       71 Family Members -on and off Installation-   1972
                                           --Family Services--
   Family Centers                                0 Teen Centers                                    0
   Child Day Care                                0 Family Child Care Certified Homes               0
   Total Child Capacity                          0 Total Child Capacity                            0
   Average Waiting List Time -Months-            0
                                            --Other Services--
   Commissary                                    0 Exchanges                                       1
   Shoppettes                                    1 Gas Stations                                    0
   Movie Theaters                                0 Banks and Credit Unions                         1
   McDonalds/Burger King                         0 Other i.e. Exchange concessionaires             0


Housing Summary
                                            --Officer Housing--
     Senior Officer Waiting                        12 Senior Officer 3 Bed Room                3
     Senior Officer 4 Bed Room                      3 Senior Officer Other                     1
     Company Grade Officer Waiting                 12 Company Grade Officer 2 Bed Room         0
     Company Grade Officer 3 Bed Room               7 Company Grade Officer 4 Bed Room         1
     Company Grade Officer Other                    0 BOQ                                     47
                                           --Enlisted Housing--
     Senior Enlisted Waiting                       18 Senior Enlisted 3 Bed Room               0
     Senior Enlisted 4 Bed Room                     0 Senior Enlisted Other                    0
     Enlisted Waiting                              18 Enlisted 2 Bed Room                      4
     Enlisted 3 Bed Room                           44 Enlisted Other                           0
     BEQ                                          298 Transient Lodging Facilities            55


Education Summary
                                    Name                     Numbers
                                    Elementary School            31
                                    Jr High/Middle School        16
                                    High School                    8




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Local Community Summary
                      Type of Housing                      Avg.      Low         High
                      Apartment Rent                        600       450         850
                      House Rent                            750       600        1200
                      House Price - Single Family        120000    100000      250000
                      Townhouse/Condominium Price         95000     75000      125000


Medical and Dental Summary
                                          --Medical Facilities--
    Medical Treatment Facilities   N    Number of Beds         0   Medical Clinic           1
    Alcohol                        Y    Allergy               N    Audiology                N
    Cardiology                     Y    Coronary care         N    Dermatology              N
    Dietary                        Y    Emergency             N    Endocrinology            N
                                        room
    Family Practice                Y    General surgery       Y    Gynecology               Y
    HIV Unit                       N    Hematology            N    Immunization             Y
    Infect Disease                 N    Intensive Care        N    Laboratory               Y
    Mental Health                  N    Neonatal              N    Nuclear Medicine         N
                                        Intensive Care
                                        Unit
    Nephrology                     N    Neurology             N    Neurosurgery             N
    Obstetrics                     N    Oncology              N    Opthamology              N
    Optometry                      Y    Orthopedics           Y    Otolarygnology           N
    Pathology                      Y    Pediatrics            Y    Physical Therapy         Y
    Podiatry                       N    Primary Care          Y    Radiology                Y
    Rheumatology                   N    Urology               N
                                           --Dental Facilities--
    Dental Clinics                 1    Adolescent            Y    Endodontics              Y
    General Dentistry              Y    Oral Surgery          Y    Orthodontics             Y
    Pedodontist                    N    Periodontics          N


Relocation and Support Services Summary
                                            --Military Clubs--
              Officers Club                    1    Non-Commissioned Officers Club      1
              Enlisted Club                    1
                                              --Recreation--
              Arts and Crafts                  0    Automobile Hobby Centers            1
              Bowling Centers                  1    Recreational Centers                1
              Libraries                        1    Music and Theater Locations         0
                                        --Physical Fitness/Sports--
              9 Hole Golf Courses              0    18 Hole Golf Courses                0
              Gyms/Physical Fitness Centers    1    Jogging Paths                       1
              Tennis Clubs/Courts              6    Tennis Courts - Lighted             4
              Swimming Pools - Public          1
                                      --Nature/Outdoor Activities--
              Outdoor Recreation Centers       1    Campgrounds                         1
              Fishing Areas                    2    Horse Stables                       0




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APPENDIX

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