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Thursday, August 6, 1998

Chabarria ends basic training

Navy Seaman Recruit Jason S. Chabarria, son of Linda and
Robert R. Chabarria Sr. of Pecos, recently completed U.S.
Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great
Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Chabarria completed a variety
of training which included classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire fighting,
water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft
safety. An emphasis is also placed on physical fitness.

Chabarria and other recruits also received instruction on
the Navy's core values - honor, courage and commitment - and
how to apply them in their military performance and personal
conduct. Chabarria joins 55,000 men and women who will enter
the Navy this year from all over the country.

Men and women train together from their first day in the
Navy just as they do aboard ships and at shore commands
around the world. To reinforce the team concept, Chabarria
and other recruits also were trained in preventing sexual
harassment and ensuring equal opportunity.

Even as the naval service gets smaller over the next few
years, highly motivated young people like Chabarria are
still finding an opportunity to improve their knowledge and
education as they become part of the most highly technical
naval force in history. This year alone the Navy will have
more than 57,000 job openings and opportunities which
include guaranteed training.

He is a 1997 graduate of Pecos High School.

Precaution should be taken
when working outside in heat

The sweltering summer heat can make working outside almost

"Most outside work consists of a lot of physical activity,
so we are always very concerned about heat related injuries
during the dog days of summer," said Dr. Robert Fromm, an
associate professor of medicine at Baylor College of
Medicine in Houston and medical director of emergency
medical services at The Methodist Hospital in Houston. "It's
best for those who do not exercise on a regular basis to
check with their physician before taking part."

It's important to drink plenty of water. Some athletic
drinks will help replace salts and postassium lost when
sweating. Stay away from soft drinks containing caffeine.
Caffeine increases the heart beat and urine flow,
contributing to dehydration. Also, wear light-colored
clothing, a hat, and take frequent breaks in a cool area.

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