The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass w w w s m d c a r m y m i l / K W A J / H o u r g l a s s / h o u r g l a s s h t m l ( V i k i N o v a j a m s w i t h T i m o t h y R e d m o n d o f t h e A r m e d F o r c e s E n t e r t a i n m e n t g r o u p (Viki Nova jams with Timothy Redmond of the Armed Forces Entertainment group, T h e V i k i N o v a B a n d S u n d a y a t t h e S p r i n g B r e a k M u s i c F e s t i v a l h e l d a t E m o n B e a c h ) The Viki Nova Band, Sunday at the Spring Break Music Festival held at Emon Beach.) ( P h o t o b y M i g O w e n s ) (Photo by Mig Owens) R o d e n t s t a k e t h e b a i t Rodents take the bait — P a g e 3 — Page 3 C a l l i n g a l l d i v e r s Calling all divers — P a g e 1 2 — Page 12


Wednesday, April 6, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass Sabrina Mumma 2The Hourglass is named for the insignia of the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division, which liberated the island from the forces of Imperial Japan on Feb 4, 1944. The Kwajalein Hourglass is an authorized publication for military personnel, federal employees, contractor workers and their families assigned to USAKA. Contents of the Hourglass are not necessarily of cial views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army or USAKA. It is published Tuesdays and Fridays in accordance with Army Regulation 360-1 and using a network printer by Kwajalein Range Services editorial staff, P.O. Box 23, APO AP 96555. Phone: Autovon 254-3539; local 53539. Printed circulation: 2,000The Kwajalein HourglassCommanding Of cer........COL Beverly StipeActing Public Affairs Of cer..Polli Keller Editor...............................Nell Drumheller Assistant Editor......................Mig Owens Graphics Designer....................Dan Adler Intern.............................Brandon Stevison Circulation.......................Will O'ConnellBuckminster and Friends Letters to the Editor Longtime Armywife defendsArmy traditionI would like to respond to the article in the Hourglass on March 30 by C.A. Murray. I am saddened that the bugle calls mean nothing or has no meaning to anyone who is an American. Stated in the Hourglass on a previous occasion was the meaning for each call, and what they represented. So many Americans sacri ced to ensure our freedoms that we have the opportunity to enjoy. Not only did they sacri ce on the battle eld, they gave up the opportunity to go to college and were away from family and friends. And there was only one reason they chose to do so, so we could live free in a society with choices and freedoms that other countries don’t have. And for all this some people are troubled because it is an inconvenience to hear these calls and respect their meanings. All personnel who gave up so much did so for respect of the ag that represents who we are. I am heartened to read Syvella Laverne Arthur’s letter (March 26) regarding the listing of deceased U.S. Soldiers in the Hourglass and I am saddened that some nd reading it—the listing—too hard to bear, to such an extent that they would not have it printed (as mentioned in the March 23 commentary). In this time of war, I feel we are called, as those not living or stationed in a combat zone, to give, maybe not our lives, but our deepest prayers of love to the Soldiers and civilians of all nations (especially those in the Middle East and Sudan regions) who are living in severe poverty with the threat of death looming. Printing the names of fallen U.S. Soldiers allows us this opportunity; at least with respect to our country’s own brothers and sisters abroad. It invites us to remember that we are at war, that there is much violence in the world and that even we, way out here on Kwaj, can (and Bugle calls are honor to those who served All military bases respect the ag and the sacri ces of so many by honoring the men and women with the bugle calls. Kwajalein is a military base and should be no different than any other installation. We all should be honored and have a tear in our eye for the privilege of respecting the ag and what it represents. But the alternative, if so many would not have made the sacri ce, would be a dictatorship with many more inconveniences. One right we have is not to work on a military base. Please feel free to exercise your freedom and work elsewhere if it has been such an inconvenience. All of our freedoms were earned by so many who were willing to do this for us. So next time you hear the bugle calls and choose to face the water tower instead of the direction of the ag, remember your options. And remember they have no meaning to you. You should be honored and ashamed of yourself. — John Jorgensenmust) also work for peace. To think otherwise, that this listing only serves to depress us, is to choose ignorance and to dishonor not only those directly involved in the violence, but also the families who live many miles away, unsure of the welfare of their loved ones. As a thought to consider, I am certain that our Iraqi brothers and sisters print such lists too, as the tragedy of war is not something they watch leisurely on television, or glance over in some magazine, but must witness and suffer directly. For them a listing of deceased Soldiers and innocent civilians does not simply elicit an unpleasant emotion. It is a practical, painful and necessary piece of information; a matter of someone’s life or death (the same is also true for many of us—Mrs. Arthur, her family and myself included—who have family and Casualty list should be continued See CASUALTY, Page 3 I cannot believe all the fuss over the bugle calls — some lost sleep and a minute or two to honor those who have given everything so that you might be free. I have been a proud Army Wife for 17 years; my husband has been in the Army for 21 years. We have lived on military installations for 13 of those years. There are some things that occur on every military installation. One is that Soldiers do physical training; often this includes running in formation with cadence being sung (I love to see my children, who have been woken up by Soldiers singing cadence, run to the window to get a glimpse of those Soldiers passing our See TRADITION, Page 3


Wednesday, April 6, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass nd the sources of those as they came up, Nicholson said. "We have had two reports/signs that a rodent died inside a facility. I am very pleased with that as that was one of my top two concerns during this project." No harm to children or domestic animals has been reported. Nicholson thanks the public for assistance with this issue and for ensuring that their children were educated on the hazards rodenticides present. "We had only one instance of someone tampering with a bait box as it was moved from its position near the oceanside perimeter road to one of the dome houses. It kind of freaked us out until we did nd it," Nicholson said. Bait boxes used for the project were of a new design, which Nicholson said was helpful in executing the operation. 3 3 Rodent reduction efforts continue friends serving in the military). I can’t think of any great champion of peace who wasn’t also radically open to the suffering CASUALTY, from Page 2 home). Another is that every installation also sounds at least Reveille and Retreat. Soldiers are trained from their rst day in uniform on what to do when the bugle call sounds; they are also taught why they do it. There is nothing blind about it. One cannot hear the music from everywhere on most installations, but those who can hear it, Soldiers, Department of Army civilians, contractors, even children, stop and face the ag, or in the direction of the ag wherever you happen to be on the installation, even if you cannot see it. Do they have to do this? No. They don’t have to do it, and neither do you. They do, though, and they do it to pay respect to our ag, the foremost symbol of our nation. By extension, they are standing with our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines when they do so. It is a mark of respect for those who honor the ag by custom and tradition. Is it an inconvenience to do it? For some, apparently so. The inconvenience seems slight when compared to what those who have died serving the nation have lost, some in liberating this very island. While alive, they honored the ag when the bugle called them to do so. The inconvenience seems slight when compared to what those serving now in Iraq or Afghanistan are experiencing. The next time you are awakened by the bugle, think about the man or woman who is sleeping in a cold, muddy hole or in the back of a vehicle with three or more other people and is being awakened or kept awake by a few incoming mortar rounds so that you can enjoy your freedom to make light of “honoring the water tower.” My husband, along with a number of other military members active and reserve on Kwajalein, was that person not too long ago; some still are, and they would give their lives ghting for your freedom. I don’t hear any complaints about receiving a paycheck for working on this military installation. YOU choose to live and work on this military installation, and this is one of the things that occurs on military installations. Since you have chosen to live and work on this installation, I would think you would want to honor these traditions. The few military that are here do appreciate it. I am sorry that you are awakened by the bugle calls and you feel forced or put out by the request to face the ag pole. So again, do you have to stop? No, but I hope you do, and while you are standing there I hope you think about the men and women who have fought for your freedom and not that you are honoring the water tower! — Renee Davie of the world. In the Catholic and Buddhist traditions, it is a central element of faith that progress towards peace begins when we open up to and accept the suffering that is all around us. The listing, in its way, helps us on this path. — Tucker Brown TRADITION, from Page 2 By Mig Owens Assistant Editor With the initial eight-week phase of the New Housing baiting project complete, Installation Pest Management is concentrating on the next phase, which involves placing bait at locations with evidence of the most activity. Because no baiting had occurred in the area prior to this project, the initial phase used a large amount of rodenticide in a concentrated area for a short period of time, explained Mike Nicholson, Installation Pest Management supervisor. Known as pulse baiting' in the rat world, this strategy is an attempt to rapidly reduce the population and "effect some biological issues found when dealing with rodents like hierarchical behaviors," he said. During this next phase, the bait stations will be placed in the targeted locations, followed by the normal island-wide baiting process as rodent activity is reported in the area. Ascertaining the number of rodents to date is dif cult, explains Nicholson, because the project involved baiting instead of trapping and because ies can break down dead rats in a matter of a day and a half. "The rodents will exit the bait boxes and die in the trees, bushes, rocks, etc. I know how much bait was taken but I won't guess on how many died, again that would be impossible," he explained. Installation Pest Management monitored the bait boxes twice a day to account for every gram of pesticide used, he said. Of the 10 pounds total put in the 65 bait boxes daily, about 15 ounces were gone or "hit" each day, according to Nicholson. Approximately 15 to 20 percent of that can be attributed to what was eaten by small hermit crabs and ants, neither of which are affected by the coagulant. "Both of the rodenticides were accepted," he said. "We did not notice any rejection or bait shyness (always a concern in rodent management) in either product but it would have been a shocker if there was as these products are what we use every day throughout the atoll." Reports of dead rodents continue to be made to Installation Pest Management, in response to their request at the start of the New Housing baiting project. "We have had two calls from residents that found and disposed of a dead rat during this time. There have been secondary signs of dead rodents (i.e., ies, smells) that have been found and we have tried to See RODENTS, Page 6


Wednesday, April 6, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4Island talent makes sound of music(Photos by Mig Owens) Music Festival By Mig Owens Assistant Editor I slanders dodged rain showers Sunday to enjoy this year's Spring Break Music Festival, which raised approximately $2,000 for the Kwajalein Shrine Club. Spanning most of the day, the event featured local talent as well as Armed Forces Entertainment group, the Viki Nova band, ethnic food, a chili cook off, beer garden, vendors and equipment displays. Children enjoyed the bouncy house, a magic show, tattoos and shave ice, in addition to obstacle course races, which were new this year. "People contributed by donating money at the beer garden, purchasing T-shirts, etc. They are usually quite generous," said Doug Hepler, Freemason with the Kwajalein Shrine Club. "The money is used for one purpose and one purpose only: to send deserving handicapped/sick Marshallese children to the Shriners Hospital in Honolulu, for treatment." Hepler said that the Spring Break Music Festival is critical for the Kwajalein Shrine Club, as it is their primary fundraiser. "We like to keep our treasury healthy so as to be able to assist deserving children as Left: Amber Banducci graces the stage with a rendition of Heart's These Dreams. Right: Rich Feagler and Greg Grundon of The Zooks get the crowd rocking to Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama.


Wednesday, April 6, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 5 Left: Danny Barthle of the band Wisz-Krackerz keeps the beat. Right: Ariana Johnson and Leightyn Cossey (foreground) of The Pop Rocks showcase their talent as Bruce Johnson (background) rocks out on guitar. rapidly as possible; sometimes time is critical, such as in burn cases," he explained. The festival has been an island tradition since 2000, growing and evolving over time. Jim Stepchew, event coordinator, said that the event has really grown over the years. He explained that because it is a lot of work, it would not be possible if it were not for the support of all involved. "This whole thing started with a member of one of the local bands wanting to set up at Coral Sands and play music all day," Stepchew, a home brewer, explained. "He came to me and asked if the local home brewers wanted to make beer for it so we could sit at the beach, listen to music and drink homebrews." Another band member wanted to have a "Battle of the Bands," said Stepchew. "We thought we could combine the two, move it to Emon Beach and invite the entire community. Word got out and the Kwaj Yacht Club contacted me and asked if they could hold their annual chili cook-off in conjunction," he said. "Then various ethnic groups also wanted to sell their plate-lunch specials." "At this point we thoughtmusic, food and homebrewwhat better way to spend the afternoon," Stepchew said. "Each year we nd new things to add, what worked and what didn't from the past year and how we can make the entire event better." Stepchew said everything went well at this year's event except for some logistical problems, such as late set up and early take down of the bouncy house. "We might want to get some different activities for the kids. The only bad thing that stands out was the rain. But, hey, this is Kwaj and it didn't last too long," he said. "I do think it kept people away. The crowd seemed smaller this year from years in the past."The weather presented its challenges to performers and required that speakers and various other types of sound equipment be periodically covered with plastic garbage bags. "It's challenging to present ampli ed music without ampli cation. I have trouble remembering the next verse under the best of circumstances," Dan Eggers, Zooks bassist, said. "That said any shortcomings in my own performance were mine alone. I hope no one was subjected to anything too grueling."Following a monumental effort demonstrated by volunteers to coordinate, transport, lift and set up the outdoor gear at Emon Beach, "graciously provided by Community Activities with a deposit provided by the Yacht Club," Eggers said, "continuous adjustments were necessary to accommodate the requirements of a variety of performers and presentations in as timely a manner as possible." Eggers offers thanks to individuals and groups that worked hard to make this year's event happen, "Jim Stepchew and Bruce Johnson but especially Neil Dye, who has been with us from the beginning and provided everything that keeps it running smooth with tunes and information everyone needs throughout the day," he said. He added that the Spring Break Music Festival is "a chance to give something back to the community while making a positive donation to the great and much needed work the Shriners do." H o t t e s t Hottest 1st John Thompkins O r i g i n a l Original 1st Beverly Wong 2nd Bob DeJoie T r a d i t i o n a l Traditional 1st Gary Drost 2nd Mark Thimsen 3rd Song Banducci P e o p l e s C h o i c e People's Choice 1st John Thompkins 2nd Song Banducci 3rd John Thompkins (Hot)Chili Cook-Off results


Wednesday, April 6, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 RODENTS, from Page 3 "It really saved a lot of man hours and maximized our efforts," he explained. "We did notice that the direct light through the top did accelerate the spoiling of some of the bait but all in all they helped the way we wanted them to do." Nicholson emphasized that the project performed in the New Housing area was not a rodent eradication effort, but a rodent reduction effort. "All of the baiting performed on all the islands performed by Pest Management is done as a reduction/ control measure," he said. "Eradication is a completely different concept and involves importation, quarantine and several other big top-down issues." Concentrated reduction efforts have been made in this vain at the Surfway facility, where trapping is used instead of rodenticide. "The main problem we are having at Surfway is in the storage area in the back. It is an old structure that was not designed to house the store's food products. As with the new housing facilities, the Surfway issue is one of accessibility into the storage area," he said. "Due to some of the construction and fabrication features of the old storage area there are areas that rodents have gained access" Nicholson said that Facilities Operations and Maintenance is currently working on correcting the structural issues. "The rodent control techniques in use in the Surfway are exclusion and trapping. Once the structural problems are resolved, the introduction of any new rodents will cease and the population we trap will not be replaced," Nicholson said. "We have a couple dozen snap traps set up throughout the storage area and the store itself. We have also found pups and new born rodents as FOM has opened some of the areas within the storage structure that were not accessible before." "As long as the rodents have access to the storage facility they will have food, water and a place to live, we will continue to have activity and continue to catch them," he said. Nicholson said that Installation Pest Management will continue with its baiting and trapping of rodents throughout the atoll. "Rodents usually just don't go away on their own especially if they have found a food source or nesting site. We have had some residents tell us that they hear rodents in their ceiling but that it is no problem until they come inside the quarters. I would like to say to those residentsif there in your ceiling they are inside your quarters and to please give us a call. We would like to remove the rodent and locate their access point if possible to prevent any future visits." Nicholson asks that residents who suspect they have a rodent visitor call the Service Desk at 53550. He explained that if Pest Management is not informed of activity in the residences, they can do nothing to help. Nicholson also suggests that residents take a close look around their quarters on a regular basis. "If you see a hole or gap that can be used as an access, please plug it up or call to get it plugged up. The rst and most ef cient step in indoor rodent prevention is exclusion. Deny a rodent's access to your quarters and you should never have an unwelcome visitor." RODENT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Should you nd evidence of rodent activity in your house (droppings, dead rat, etc.) 1. Wear rubber gloves. 2. Make sure there is good ventilation if it is a con ned area. 3. Spray dead rodents, droppings/urine, nests and surrounding areas with a 10-percent bleach and water solution (one part bleach and nine parts water). Allow at least 15 minutes of contact time before removal. 4. Bag and seal the rodent, droppings and clean-up materials in a plastic garbage or Ziploc bag and dispose of it in your outdoor dumpster. 5. Clean the affected area with paper towels or a mop. Do not sweep or vacuum the area. 6. Before removing the gloves, spray them with disinfectant, wash the gloved hands with soap and water and then remove and dispose of the gloves in a plastic garbage bag. 7. Finally, thoroughly wash your hands with soap and warm running water. Vigorously scrub under running water for at least 20 seconds.Should you nd evidence that your food may have been exposed to rodents, the following steps are recommended 1. If you nd a package of food that has been gnawed open, dispose of this food. 2. If you believe that the tops of food contact surfaces, such as a counter top, or the tops of canned foods, such as soda, may have been exposed to rodents, take the following steps. Wearing rubber gloves, spray the surface or top of the can with a 10-percent bleach and water solution and let sit for 15 minutes. Wipe with a new paper towel or a clean cloth, such as a new handiwipe. Then, follow the same disposal and glove/handwashing procedures as described above. 3. Handwashing is considered to be one of the single most important steps that a person can take to help protect themselves from a variety of illnesses, including colds, u and pink eye. Wash your hands often throughout the day and whenever you return home. Always wash your hands after using the bathroom and before handling food. If you have any questions, contact the KRS Pest Management Of ce at 54738 or the Food Safety/Sanitation Of ce at 52633.


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Wednesday, April 6, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 9 TimeChannel 9 AFN Prime Channel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 Roller/Prime Sports Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors12:00AMThe Late ShowCollege HockeyAmerican MorningRollerLate Night withMovie: (Cont.)DisneyÂ’s DougThe Apprentice12:30AMThe Late Late Show (Continued) Conan OÂ’BrienMovie: <:55>Wild Thornberrys 1:00AMwith Craig Ferguson SportsCenter American Idol Grease Farily OddparentsPaci c Report1:30AMDennis Miller Futurama RugratsTonight Show2:00AMNASCAR NationFOX News LiveMonk ThatÂ’s So Raven with Jay Leno2:30AMCountdown With Keith Olbermann All That! The Late Show3:00AM SportsCenter48 Hours MysteryMovie:7th Heaven w/ David Letterman3:30AMAccess Hollywood Coyote Ugly The Late Late Show4:00AMHeadline News ESPNews Friends Sabrinawith Craig Ferguson 4:30AMEntertainment Studios Baseball Tonight SeinfeldMovie: <:56> SabrinaDennis Miller5:00AMESPNewsTHQ AMAPrimetimeBreating Space YogaBeing John Sesame Street5:30AMHeadline News Supecross Caribbean Workout Malkovich Countdown With Keith Olbermann6:00AMToday FOX News Live Body Shaping Barney & Friends 6:30AM Tipical Mary Ellen CiffordAccess Hollywood7:00AMThe Hot ListStudio B withThe ViewNext Action StarDragon Tales Headline News 7:30AM Shepard Smith Bob the BuilderEntertainment Studios8:00AMWheel of FortunePGA TourYour World withEmeril LiveEbert & RoeperSpring For Straw-Good Morning8:30AMDr. Phil <8:26> The Masters Neil Cavuto E.T.berry ShortcakeAmerica 9:00AMOprah Winfrey Second Round Connected:30 Minute MealsMovie: Barbie as 9:30AM <9:20> Coast to Coast Easy Entertaining Born Into Exile Rapunzel 10:00AMGuiding Light Headline NewsDecorating Cents Beautiful Homes 10:30AM<10:20> NBC Nightly NewsThe Look for LessMovie: <:45> Danny PhantomCurb Appeal 11:00AMGeneral Hospital NBAABC World News4 QuartersE! News Live Spider-Man Danny PhantomJunkyard Wars11:30AM<11:10> Detroit Pistons CBS Evening News King of Queens Danny Phantom12:00PMWindow on the Atoll at The NewshourMLBThat 70Â’s Show Danny PhantomClean House12:30PMJudge Judy Orlando Magic with Jim Lehrer Teams TBD Girlfriends Danny Phantom1:00PMToday Hannity & Colmes CharmedMovie: Danny PhantomFriday Night Fights 1:30PMNBA Return to Me Movie: 2:00PM Denver Nuggets Fox Report with Strong Medicine Miracle In Lane 2 2:30PMat Minnesota Shepard Smith 3:00PMTeacherÂ’s Pet Timberwolves Lou Dobbs TonightABC World NewsPassionsMovie: <:11> Funniest VideosESPNews 3:30PMScooby Doo ESPNews White Palace Growing Pains 4:00PMOzzy & DrixSportsCenterLarry King LiveCBS Evening NewsThird Watch PokemonSurvivor: Palau4:30PMKids Next Door NBC Nightly News Yu-Gi-Oh! 5:00PMJeopardyIndyCar NewsnightRollerLaw & OrderTrue HollywoodDisneyÂ’s DougYour Total Health5:30PMAccess HollywoodPro Series with Aaron Brown StoryWild ThornberrysNavy/Marine Corps6:00PMBulletin BoardSportsCenterBET Nightly News The SimpsonsHollywood StoriesFairly OddparentsStar Trek: Voyager6:30PMPaci c Report Tavis SmileyRaymondE.T. Rugrats 7:00PMThe O.C.MLB HardballJ.A.G.Movie:Fairly OddparentsHercules7:30PM Teams TBD with Chris Matthews Happy Gilmore Atomic Betty 8:00PMSurvivor: Palau OÂ’Reilly Factor Wrestlemania XXI Xiaolin ShowdownAccess Hollywood8:30PM Movie: <:45> School SurvivalWeekend 9:00PMThe Apprentice Nightline The Shawshank UnfabulousHeadline News9:30PM Business Report Redemption Phil of the FutureESPNews10:00PMPaci c ReportSportsCenterDateline NBC Switched!According to Jim10:30PMTonight Show Radio Free RoscoHalf & Half11:00PMW/ Jay LenoMLBCNN SaturdayMovie: The Cosby ShowWife Swap11:30PMThe Late Show Teams TBD Morning The Crying Game Home Improvement Saturday, April 9


Wednesday, April 6, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 HELP WANTED KRS has the following job openings. For contract hire positions, call Marie Wininger, 51300. For all others, call Jack Riordan, 55154. Full job descriptions and requirements are on line or at Human Resources, Building 700. HARBOR CONTROLLER, Marine Department. Casual. Stand watches and monitor movements of all vessels entering or exiting Kwajalein Harbor, monitor various radio frequencies and phones, ensure published watercraft schedules are executed on time, announce all harbor vessel movements, ensure all vessels are fully staffed prior to departure. Must be familiar with emergency response procedures and maintain logbook. Must have experience in VHF or wireless radio communication procedures with very good command of English language. HR Req. K030693. MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST. Contract position. HR Req.030877. SUPERVISOR, Medical Laboratory. Contract position. HR Req.030881. RADAR ENGINEER. Contract position. HR Req.030875. MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR. Contract position. HR Req.030871. EQUIPMENT REPAIR TECHNICIAN III. Contract position. HR Req.030873. PROJECT CONTROLS ENGINEER II. Contract position. HR Req.030662. TRAFFIC AGENT I. Contract position. HR Req.030658. CASHIERS, Tape Escape. Casual. CARPENTER I, Roi Operations. Ennibur residents should apply to Floyd Corder, operations manager. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN I, Retail Merchandising. Part time (10-20 hours per week). Access, diagnosis, order parts and repair electronic merchandise. GENERAL MAINTENANCE I, Roi Operations. Full time. Enniburr residents should apply to Floyd Corder, operations manager. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, Communications Department. Full time. Full job description at the HR counter. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I, Security. Full time. Pick-up service orders from KRS Work Control and ensure proper tracking of service orders. Schedule/coordinate appointments with site personnel for locksmith services. Coordinate travel and logistics arrangements for outer island work activity. Maintain key tracking database and generate various forms/reports relative to key control activities. Order lock shop hardware and maintain lock shop supply inventory database. Required to also crosstrain to perform very basic locksmith functions such as using key cutting devices to make new/duplicate keys and printing lock cylinders. Must also be willing to work after hours in emergency situations. HR Req. K030722. MAIL CLERK, Postal Services. Full time. Process incoming and outgoing mail and work in a finance window. Maintain files for registered mail. Rotation to Roi required. Handle claims, supplies and documentation. Must be in good physical condition and able to move up to 70 lbs. Requires good communication skills. HR Req. K030707. CARPENTER I, Roi Ops. Full time. Enniburr residents should apply to Roi Operations office. HR Req. K030716. IT HELP DESK TECHNICIAN I. RMI position. Must have strong knowledge, training and experience in computer repair, maintenance and software troubleshooting. Will provide telephone technical assistance to Kwajalein user community to resolve computer problems. Strong communication skills are required. HR Req. K030723. ACCOUNTING CLERK II, CDC Finance. Full time. Duties include data entry, receive payroll edits and timecards, clerical and office tasks as required. Requires good written and verbal English communication, service and computer skills. HR Req. K030688 ASSISTANT CYS ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR, CYS Education. Part time. Perform duties under the general direction of the youth activities director. Responsible for operation of the Youth Center and other activities programs. Must have excellent communication skills. Requires child care clearance. HR Req. K030697. IVEY GYM ATTENDANT. Recreation Activities. Casual position. HR Req. K030694. TRAFFIC AGENT, CDC Airfield Operations. Responsible to ensure safe and timely loading and unloading of commercial and military aircraft and cargo aircraft. Conduct emergency ticketing, utilize airline-style computer systems for cargo and passenger processing and accountability. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Must have strong customer service skills. HR Req. K030685. FIELD ENGINEER II, PLOPS. Contract position. HR Req. 030791. MECHANIC I, Automotive. Three positions. Full time. Requires at least one year of work experience with light-duty vehicles. Sufficient education to be able to communicate in English with reasonable fluency. HR Req. K030641 and K030653. AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN I, Automotive. Full time. Replace, repair and adjust auto body parts as required. Must be able to use dust, welding and half-mask respirators. Requires sufficient education to be able to communicate in English with reasonable fluency. HR Req. K030640. MECHANIC II. Full time. HR Req. K030642. WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR. HR Req. 030466. HARDWARE ENGINEER III, Tradex. Contract position. Full time. Education required: BSEE. Education desired: MSEE. HR Req. 030691. TRADEX RECEIVER ENGINEER. Full time. Contract position. Education required: BSEE. HR Req. 030691. PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK I RMI position. Full time. Adequate knowledge of KEAMS desired. HR Req. K030630. SAN JUAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY has the following job opening. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. Part time to start (20-30 per week). Assist office manager with filing, data entry, payroll, time sheets and other administrative duties as needed to support personnel and government contracts. Must be computer literate. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Call Tammie Cotton, 51006. COMMUNITY BANK, operated by Bank of America, N.A., has the following job opening: PART-TIME TELLER. Successful candidates shouldhave previous banking, credit union or cash handling experience. Candidates must also have the ability to quickly and accurately handle transactions, communicate effectively and possess a strong desire to learn. For consideration, send resum to or call 52152. Community Bank is an equal opportunity employer. MIT/LINCOLN LABORATORIES has the following job opening: SITE SECRETARY. Secretarial/administrative support tasks for site manager. Prepare presentation material, answer phones, handle classified material, maintain files and office supplies, schedule meetings and assist with travel arrangements. Must possess or be able to obtain security clearance. Proficiency with MS Office and Adobe products required. Must have knowledge or willingness to learn webpage design/maintenance. Graphic arts experience preferred. Strong secretarial skills, self-confidence, mature judgement, conscientious, cooperative and responsible attitude is a must. Must be able to organize work in changing environment. Submit resum by April 16 to Lyn Long, MIT/Lincoln Laboratory, P.O. Box 58, Local. AIRSCAN PACIFIC has the following job opening: PAYROLL COORDINATOR. Full time. Background in payroll required. Must have experience with MS Word and Excel. Must have good communication skills and ability to organize/prioritize tasks. Responsible for all aspects of payroll/timekeeping including, but not limited to, entry, audtiing, training, preparation of allotment checks and tax payments. Experience with organizing travel preferred. Send resum to sikesb@usaka.smdc. 3D RTS WEATHER STATION has the following job opening: ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN. Training and experience in radar maintenance are repair is critical. Work with weather radars preferred. 3D maintenance technicians will survey, install, maintain and repair a wide variety of scientific instrumentation and communication systems. Background in telemetry, analog and digital circuitry, PC and UNIX operating systems highly desired. 3D is an equal opportunity employer and offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package. For more information, call 51508. KWAJALEIN POLICE DEPARTMENT has the following job vacancy: PROPERTY CONTROL MANAGER. Full time. Contract position. Administer the acquisition, accountability, utilization and disposal of U.S. government property assigned to the Kwajalein Police Department. Duties include monitoring financial expenditures, compiling statistical data and material costs for management and government reporting, monitoring in-stock inventory levels and initiate replenishment orders for replacement supplies and materials. Will perform physical inventory FRIDAY Ladies' Night with Rich Feagler SATURDAY with Phil C SUNDAY Country Night with Rick


Wednesday, April 6, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 11 counts, issue/purchase/maintain custodial gear for employees. Purchasing, supply and KEAMS experience preferred. Applications are available in the KPD administrative office, Building 835. Applications must be turned in by April 13. For more information, call Lt. Travis Coldwell, 54429. RECORDS MANAGER. Management and processing of military police records, violation notices, blotters and daily journals. Must have knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office and record databases. Must have excellent verbal/written communications skills. Applications are available in the KPD administration office, Building 835. Applications are due by April 14. For details, call Lt. Travis Coldwell, 54429. WANTEDCOUCH. Call 52517. HOUSE-SITTING situation. Will take care of pets and plants. References provided. Call Bill, 53535. LOSTBLUE WOOL jacket, Gap brand, near Sixth Street and the supply building road. Sentimental. Call Marilyn, 50939W or 53999H. or return to Qtrs. 473-A. 14K GOLD hoop earring, Saturday. Call 51418 or 51302. LARGE BLUE lid, Sunday, between Round House and housing. Call Bill, 53535. FOR SALEMINI-BAR counter, $30; 10' x 11' brown rug, $15; kitchen aid mixer stand, $10; bookcase, $20; recumbent bicycle, needs rear wheel, $150; large entertainment center, 5' 10" long x 2'1" deep x 6' 2" high, with mirrored shelves and storage cabinets on the back, $200; aluminum front rim, $10; CD player with dual-cassette, will not record, $20. Call 53578. QUEEN-SIZE water bed with extras; entertainment center for TV up to 36"; beautiful longboard, no digs or scratches; bike trailer; outdoor furniture, six chairs and two tables. Everything in great condition. Call 58669. 25" COLOR TV, $175. Call 53723 and leave a message. BIKES, men’s and women’s, good condition. Call 56166. ROLLING ISLAND with four TV trays and two stools, $50; set of three bar stools, hunter green with natural top, $40; wood dressing mirror on stand, $30; iron and wood lawn bench with two side tables, $30; large desert rose, $35. Call 58222. MEN’S RING, 14K and black onyx, paid $150, will sell for $80. Call 58954, after 5 p.m. 16' NACRA CAT. Brand new mylar sails and all the equipment needed to sail, $1,400 or best offer. Call Terry, 52166, or e-mail Jason at PCS SALE. Ladies’ starter golf clubs, bag and cart, $50; Wilson swing-trainer hinged 7-iron, $10; computer hutch with wheeled chair, $30; Toastmaster toaster oven, $20; Panasonic microwave, $30; rollerblading outfit: men’s size 10 pro boot, all pads and carrying bag, $100; fishing rod and spinning wheel, new, $25; Gateway computer tower, lots of room, $10. Call 54364. 100-GALLON show aquarium with custom oak cabinet, totally self sufficient, very quiet, two years worth of food. Call 51427 or 51356. SEVEN LARGE cans ( 1lbs. 9.7 oz.) of powdered Similac Advance formula with iron, paid $27.99 per can, will sell for $25 per can. Call Mandy, 53771. 1997 SEE-DOO GSX jet ski, $4,500; See-Doo engine for GSX, new in crate, $1,000; scuba gear: Atomic regulator, Mares dive computer, second stage regulator, men’s BC, $450; bookshelf stereo, $75; Kliph 4.1 surround sound computer speakers, $90; computer desk in good shape, $75; hammock, $40; Dell 720 color inkjet printer, $20; three KLH speakers, center/surround, $15. Call 54816H or 50937W. 38' LE COMPTE SAILBOAT. Made in Holland in 1968. Hull, mast and rigging in good condition, needs interior finished and exterior cosmetics, includes rebuilt Volvo Penta engine, boathouse, autopilot, solar panels, many sails, tools, parts and too many supplies to mention, $20,000. Call 52210 and leave a message. NINTENDO GAMECUBE game, Star Wars Bounty Hunter, $8; three games for Gameboy Advance: Golden Sun $7, ESPN Golf $2, The Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past $8; three games for Gameboy color: T he Legend of Zelda, Oracle of Seasons, Oracle of Ages, Links Awakening $8 each. Call 58954, after 5 p.m. CAL 20, $6,500; aquarium, $250; two full-size futons, $200-$400; bookshelves, $15 each; Rubbermaid shelves; dishes, $5-$15. Call Pattie or Kevin, 52973. CUSTOM ELECTRIC Soprano ukulele, made in Germany, includes Fender amplifier, cord, lesson book, CD lessons and carrying case, $225. Call 50010. The RC race has been rescheduled for April 18 at noon. Practice 11 a.m.-noon. Buggy and truck categories. A third category will be added for other than Nitro vehicles. Awards, music, beverages and fun for the whole family. Request seats from Aviation Department to attend. Questions? Call Ozzy, 56013. Bring your cameras and video recorders. LIGHT OAK kitchen storage cart, $40; child’s toy convertible ride-on car, $20; large beach umbrella, $40; Tike Tech lightweight aluminum jogging stroller, $150; wall mount for small TV, $20. Maternity clothes, small/ medium sizes. Call 52757. CAPEZIO TAP SHOES, hardly used, size 6M; cordless telephone with digital answering machine, needs new battery. Call Sheryl, 51383 or 55665. BURLEY, good condition, push or pull, $60. Call 53535. COMMUNITY NOTICESGPS ENDORSEMENT class for extended B-boat license is tonight, 6:30 p.m. Space is limited. Sign up early at Small Boat Marina. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet Thursday, 9 a.m., in the REB. We will be making shell candles. Bring lots of shells and/or sea glass. Childcare will be provided for a small fee. Questions? Call Mary, 51298. MOPS is sponsored by the Island Memorial Chapel. BATIK CLASS by award winning batik artist, Denise Dorn-Spurlock is Tuesday thru May 10. These are evening classes. Class is limited to 10 students. Explore the ancient medium of batik using traditional dying methods on fine cotton and silk. For information, call Angie, 51078. KINDERGARTEN and FIRST GRADE concert is April 14, 7 p.m., in the MP Room. Kindergarten will perform “Friends” and first grade will perform “Goin’ Buggy.” ATTENTION KWAJALEIN/Ebeye juniors, seniors and high school graduates. Following is the schedule for the Armed Services Vocation Aptitude Battery student and enlistment tests in Kwajalein Atoll. Ebeye student test is April 15, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., in the Ebeye multi-purpose building. Kwajalein student test, April 16, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. in CRC Room 6. Job Corps test is April 16, 1 p.m., in Job Corps Center. Ebeye enlistment test is April 18, 8 p.m., at Ebeye multi-purpose building. KWAJALEIN RUNNING CLUB’S 2005 Rustman swimbike-run triathlon is scheduled for May 2. Triathlon options are individual and teams of up to three persons. Distances are swim 1K; bike, 42K; run 10K. Preregistration by April 28 is mandatory. Race information pack with entry forms are available on the mini-mall bulletin board or stop by Qtrs. 123-C.


Wednesday, April 6, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherTonight: Partly to mostly clear with isolated showers. Winds: ENE at 12-28 knots.Thursday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. Winds: ENE at 12-18 knots. Friday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. Winds: ENE at 12-18 knots.Saturday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. Winds: ENE at 15-20 knots. Temperature: TonightÂ’s low 80 ThursdayÂ’s high 88Annual rain total: 6.21"Annual deviation: -7.73"Call 54700 for updated forecasts or check Divers must attend scuba safety meeting April 13 By Mike Vick Chief Dive supervisor and Safety Training of cerThe Kwajalein Scuba Club annual safety meeting is at 7 p.m., April 13 in the Multi-Purpose Room. This is a mandatory requirement for club members. The meeting will have a full agenda for the membership to discuss. If you scuba dive on this atoll from Kwajalein or Roi you must be a member of a command-sponsored club. This membership is an absolute requirement. In addition to safety, it is also the time to pay the piper for all that air we are going to use this coming year, in other words, our annual dues. Because we now have a prudent reserve in this compressor fund, at the last meeting, the decision was made to stop charging renewing members the $30 compressor fee. This means that the dues for renewing members are $10 a month, $120 a year. Just so we are crystal clear, there are no provisions for a rebate or refund of dues if you leave prior to the end of the year. This is cheap diving by any standards. The compressor fee will continue to be assessed to all new members. A personal observation: I have been to Pohnpei and Kosrae in the last year and paid $100 a day to dive. We are also proposing several KSC constitutional changes with regard to classes of membership. The most signi cant change is the introduction of a shortterm visitor fee. We are going to propose a at $60 fee for our family and friends who come to visit on a Form 480 authority. This fee will also be charged to temporary duty personnel who are here for less than 30 days according to their orders. We would like to do away with the TDY class and anyone staying longer than 30 days on TDY would be required to join the club as a full member. This membership would be tracked monthly as opposed to an automatic expiration in April. This way they would be able to come and go during the course of a calendar year. We anticipate that this will do away with the TDY personnel who only pay for the rst month of membership and then stay for months at a time. We are going to have nominations for club of cers at this meeting. If you would like to be a part of this organization make your wishes known. The election will be held in May at the regular meeting. H o n o r r o l l f o r t h i r d q u a r t e r e n d i n g M a r c h 2 5 Honor roll for third quarter ending March 25HIGH HONOR ROLL (3.7 and higher) GRADE 7 : Rose Demaio, Austin Fortin, Melanie Holton, Kimberly Lopez*, William Ray*, Grant Thimsen*, Devin Vinluan, Alexis Yurovchak; GRADE 8 : Cassia Griswold, Christopher Horner, Monica Peters, Bret Young; GRADE 9 : Shelley Childers, April Engvall, Rachael Stepchew*; GRADE 10 : Christopher Berlind*, Liam Berry, Wannetta Corder, Hayley Nast, Leah Simpsom, Michael Taylor*: GRADE 11 : Amber Banducci, Lisa Barbella, Ashley DeLong, Katie Funk, Win eld Keller, Jr., Maureen Moulton, Lauren Peters, James Stevison, Kendal Young; GRADE 12: Stephanie Berlind*, Jessie Brown, Kevin Corrado*, Rebekah Ladd*, Marcy Peterson, Melissa Razook, Ian Taylor.HONOR ROLL (3.5 3.7) GRADE 7: Christopher McDonald GRADE 8: Jessica Lojkar GRADE 9: Jacob Cardillo, Elizabeth Keck, Ava Southerland GRADE 10: Jefferson Bobo, Lani Brown, Emily Hendrix GRADE 11: Barry Childers, David Waddell GRADE 12: Leslie Ana CurtissMERIT ROLL (3.0 3.49) GRADE 7 : Chelsea Bantol, Ashlyn Davis, Joshua deBrum, Casey Evans, Barlik Gold, Kelly Grant, Kitlang Kabua, Emma Peacock, Nakoli Sakaio, Laurie Simpson, Ryan Stevison, Christine Woodburn; GRADE 8 : Robert Alves, Sean Coffey, Michael Hillman, Daniel McCrary, Brandi Paier, Cody Villarreal; GRADE 9 : Emma Boughen, Christian Clark, Corinne Davis, Wardell Harless, Mitch Johnson, Donna Pippitt, Kaylee West; GRADE 10 : Jeremy Beckler, Kanene Coleman, Alex Lollar, Jackie Nast, Eric Andrews Parker; GRADE 11 : Sara Barrs, Sean Corrado, Michael Graham, Clarissa Holton, Alyx Howard, Jeffrey Lewis, Allison Peacock; GRADE 12 : Linday Davis, Immaculada Geeslin, Shem Livai.* DENOTES 4.0 GRADE AVERAGE Sun Moon Tides Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low Tide Thursday 0644/1859 0519/1735 0330, 5.1' 0930, 0.7' April 7 1540, 5.5' 2150, 0.4' Friday 0643/1859 0602/1826 0400, 5.5' 1010, 0.4' April 8 1610, 5.6' 2220, 0.2' Saturday 0643/1859 0644/1917 0430, 5.8' 1040, 0.3' April 9 1640, 5.6' 2250, 0.3'