The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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( C h r i s G r a y a n d t h e G r a y W o l f B a n d p e r f o r m a t R i c h a r d s o n (Chris Gray and the Gray Wolf Band perform at Richardson T h e a t e r M o n d a y e v e n i n g F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 3 ) Theater Monday evening. For more, see Page 3.) ( P h o t o b y E l i z a b e t h D a v i e ) (Photo by Elizabeth Davie)


Wednesday, August 3, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 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 Wednesdays and Saturdays 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 StipeEditor...............................Nell Drumheller Assistant Editor......................Mig Owens Graphics Designer....................Dan Adler Reporter............................Elizabeth Davie Circulation........................Will O'Connell Commentary There are good people on both sides of issueIn a stunning about face, Sen. Bill Frist of Tennessee has now thrown his support behind federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Whether that is truly the way he feels about this issue or whether (as several political observers have said) he is trying to position himself for a presidential bid, I don’t presume to know. His announcement has fanned the ames of the issue anew. Those who want federal funding say it would speed up the process and bring ‘cures’ to those who are suffering from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease, cancer and other illnesses. Maybe it would, maybe it wouldn’t. Embryonic stem cell research is such an emotional, hotbutton topic that it seems impossible for opposing sides to have any kind of rational discussion about it. Private biotech companies in the United States and in other countries are going to do the research regardless of what the United States government does.So the question is not where the funding is going to come from, but whether or not this research should be done at all.I found myself in a discussion of the topic with a good friend who I have a great respect for. “If God didn’t want it done, I asked him the age old question, why would He have given man the ability to aquire the knowledge?” My friend answered that while God gave us knowledge, he also gave us choice and conscience. Therein lies the dilemma for many people, including myself. I lost my only child to an illness that she suffered from for eight years before she passed away. Every day of that eight years, my wife and I prayed for someone, somewhere, to nd a cure or at least a way to ease her suffering. If embyronic stem cell research existed at that time, I know which side of the issue I would have been on. Those who are against it say human life is destroyed by doing the research. “But how can those who say they want to preserve life be willing to let breathing, living human beings suffer and die for lack of this research?” I asked my friend, “How does that square with saving human life?” He wondered if I supported abortion. I said I didn’t except in extreme circumstances, but I wouldn’t want to judge anybody. “So what’s the difference between abortion and stem cell research since both destroy embryos?” he asked. “But, I said, that’s not the same thing as abortion, the embryos that would be used for research are stored and frozen and are going to be destroyed anyway. Why not use them for good?” “But aren’t they human life?,” he asked. I said I just wasn’t sure. We were both silent in thought for a few minutes. “Do you think an embryo has a soul?,” I asked. He thought for awhile and then said he didn’t know. I asked what kind of person I would have been by wanting the research done. Would I have just been a father wanting to save his child’s life? Does supporting the research turn me away from God, I wondered. My friend very gently said that he thought I would have just been a father and that the only thing that could turn me away from God was by thinking He was bad or by denying Him. “God doesn’t turn from you,” he said. Perhaps those of us who have experienced the death of a child or a spouse are more prone to be in favor of embryonic stem cell research than those who haven’t. I know this will always be a divisive issue, but we must remember that people on both sides are good people who believe in God and have only good intentions in their hearts. The rhetoric on both sides can be appalling though.While people will never agree on this issue, I hope we could at least respect each other. Cafe Paci c, Cafe Roi, Cafe Meck services change Beginning Tuesday the "To Go" or "Take Out" procedures at Kwajalein Dining Rooms are being modi ed. In accordance with the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll's Performance Work Statement, CafŽ Paci c, CafŽ Roi and CafŽ Meck offer buffetstyle services. "Take Out" and/or "To Go" meals have also been a popular addition for several years, but sanitation risks and inappropriate use of the service prevent continuation of this practice in its current form. Starting Tuesday, a trial period will begin with takeout meals served and packaged by Food Service employees. An administrative fee of $2 per takeout meal will be applied to cover associated program costs. Our Dining Services team hopes this service will be welcomed by our Dining Room patrons. We will continue this program as interest/demand permits. Authorized ration requests, in accordance with SPI 1319, will continue to be serviced at these facilities this change pertains to informal takeout service only. The Kwajalein Range Services Dining Services team thanks you for your understanding. Kevin Finn vice president/deputy program manager, Community Services


Wednesday August 3 2005 The Kwajalein HourglassIsland residents en j o y the Chris Gra y c oncert at R i chardson Th eater M on d ay evenin g Gray and his Gray Wolf Band also performed at the Yuk Club Sunday night. (Photos by Elizabeth Davie.) 3 3Armed Forces entertainer Chris Gray plays rock, country for island residents By Elizabeth Davie s Gray an d t h e Gray Wo lf Ban d Kwa j a l ein t h is wee k en d wit h o w s concerts were p art o f t h e med F o r ces En te r t ainm e n t T our. Gray sai d h e was h onored to be a part of the tour. “Having served my country in the military and now getting a chance to serve the military, it’s great,” he said. Gray, a New Orleans native, served in the U.S. Navy from 1989 to 1994. He wrote his song “Red, White and Blue” while serving on the USS Missouri during the Persian Gulf War. Gray describes his group as “a band for all occasions.” “We adjust our sets to where we are playing. We play what the people want to hear,” he said. Gray and his band packed the house Sunday night at the Yuk and played to a crowd of more then 100 of all ages at the Richardson on Monday evening. “I am pretty excited to play where Bob Hope played,” he said. Gray has had the opportunity to open for George Strait, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Mark Wills, The Dixie Chicks and Martina McBride at the Louisiana Superdome for George Strait’s “Straitland Festival.” He has also played with David Allen Coe, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, John Conlee, Merle Haggard and Tracy Lawrence. He has also opened for Mark Chesnut, Andy Griggs, Alabama, Diamond Rio, Ty Herndon and Kenny Rogers. The band was on-island for about three days and had a chance to see a little bit of the island. “I would love to live here, it is the most unique place in the world I have ever seen,” Gray said.“We are all loving it here, we are going to be sad to leave, we hope we can come back some day,” he said.The band left Tuesday and is headed to Guam. For more on Chris Gray see his Web site at Ramano wails on the sax during the concert Monday evening at the Richardson


Wednesday, August 3, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 Fredericksburg, referring to the place as that “little German town north of San Antonio where they have good beer and something called Oktoberfest.” We found Fredericksburg was the birthplace of Adm. Chester Nimitz and it was also the home of the world famous Nimitz Museum and State Historical Park. For all of you World War II veterans who served in the Paci c Ocean area during the war, I don’t need to tell you who Nimitz was. For all you others I will only say that Nimitz was the commander in chief, Paci c Fleet or what they called CINPAC. Nimitz was the eet admiral and commanding of cer over the whole Paci c Ocean war operations except for Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s command of the South Paci c Area operating out of Australia. Our Texas -born admiral was the top military man in the Paci c War Operation starting back on Dec. 14, 1941. Answering to Adm. Ernest J. King, By Gene Sims Special to the HourglassA couple of years ago, while RVing in Texas, my wife and I got caught in one of those famous Texas Northers. Now I won’t try to describe a Texas Norther because if you have never been in one you wouldn’t believe me anyway. Suf ce to say, the wind picked up to 50 mph moving sand, snow, sleet, sagebrush and a couple of lost cows across the rolling hills and prairie. It was no time for us to be on a highway that you couldn’t see most of the time anyway. As the snow began to drift over the slick road our 28-foot recreational vehicle started rolling around like a seasick sailor. We made a beeline for the nearest town which was off the main highway and happened to be called Fredericksburg. After nding a spot in the RV Park we hunkered down for about three days of subfreezing weather and high winds. By the end of the third day our heater had consumed most of the propane trying to keep the trailer warm. With the weather getting settled down and a bright spot of sun now and then, we decided to chance a visit into the small town of Fredericksburg to ll up our propane bottles. What followed was one of those incidents that go to make up another unusual story about Kwajalein. Now most folks, at least non-Texans, probably don’t know a darn thing about a place called Fredericksburg, in fact, we later found several Texans that only had some vague idea about Central Pacific campaign targeted Kwajalein Atoll "The Navy's westward push to the Marshall Islands (Kwajalein) is touted as a masterpiece of strategic timing. It also gave the U.S. a preview of the unprecedented ghting power generated since Pearl Harbor."— Forbes Magazine, March 1, 1994


Wednesday, August 3, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 5See STRATEGY, Page 6Aerial photo of Kwajalein taken Jan. 30, 1944, shortly before the Kwajalein lagoon and harbor was bigger and deeper than the other island areas and besides, the latest intelligence recon pictures indicated the Japanese were building a deep water dock, a good size runway and a eet refueling center at Bigger. The Naval Intelligence reports further indicated the islands of Wotje, Millie, Maleolop and Jesuit to be heavily forti ed. After the American losses at Tarawa, Nimitz felt the Army, Navy and Marines could do a better job at Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. In spite of intense arguchief of Naval Operations, who was also on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Nimitz has been credited by many historians as one of the more responsible persons who carried out the successful planning and operation of the Allied Forces in the Paci c up to the surrender of Japan in 1945. He was a quiet man, unassuming, and a very modest person who was sound on judgment of men and military logistics. He placed great faith in Naval Intelligence information. Nimitz was a fortunate choice for the job as the top commander in the Paci c Ocean operations. So what has all of this got to do with Kwajalein? Therein lies the crux of this story. While my wife buzzed around through the quaint German gift shops in Fredericksburg, I decided to visit the Nimitz Museum. Even in mid-winter this multistory museum was crowded. One of the displays was a large diorama of the Marshall Island’s 1943 and 1944 war operations and particularly the invasion of Kwajalein and RoiNamur. Right away I spotted a minor error in one of the picture captions taken of Kwajalein. I mentioned my ndings to the curator of the museum. We got to talking about Kwajalein and somehow gured so decisively in the future of the Marshall Islands, particularly Kwajalein. My new-found curator friend brought me up short when he said, “You know Gene if it hadn’t been for Chester Nimitz there probably wouldn’t be a Kwajalein as we know it today.” He went on to explain that by early 1943, the military planners in Hawaii and Washington, D.C. were hard at work developing a program for the next operation to be in the Marshall Islands. Mac Arthur wanted a concentrated allied force to drive up from the south through Indonesia and on to the Philippines, but it was argued by Nimitz and King that a better plan would be to stop the Japanese expansion on the east and take back some of their island bases that could then be used to support long range bombing strikes on Japan. After several weeks of controversial discussions between the Joint Chiefs and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the King/Nimitz plan was approved. The next operation was the capture of the Gilberts, followed by the invasion of the Marshall Islands. Initially the Marshall Island Invasion Plan called for the simultaneous landing on Wotje, Maleolop, and Kwajalein. Marine Corps Gen. Holland Smith, who was then chief of all Ground Forces, argued that he did not have the necessary numbers of trained Army Infantry and Marine personnel to pull off a simultaneous attack on the three island groups. He argued for a single island operation. Based on intelligence reports on Japanese strengths in these islands, Nimitz felt that Smith was probably right and a single atoll invasion was about all the Americans could handle. Nimitz went one step further by insisting the single atoll to be invaded should be Kwajalein. He reasoned that Kwajalein and Roi-Namur had fewer Japanese troops and smaller forti cations. The The invasion eet enroute to Kwajalein.


Wednesday, August 3, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 See STRATEGY, Page 12 STRATEGY, from Page 5 ments against taking Kwajalein, even from his own staff, Nimitz stood his ground. His plan became known as the “dying-on-the-vine plan.” The islands that were to be bypassed would be subject to almost daily bombings by American war planes operating from Roi-Namur and Kwajalein. The rest is history with Kwajalein and Roi-Namur being successfully taken the rst week of February, 1944 with very few casualties. Later in the day I got to thinking, suppose the Nimitz plan had not been approved by the Joint Chiefs and Roosevelt? We now know that the intelligence reports were amazingly accurate. The Japanese troop strength at Jesuit, as an example was 10 times, as great as on Kwajalein. The Japanese forti cations were as predicted on these islands and many American lives would have been lost had we tried to invade Wotje, Millie or Maleolop. All of these bypassed garrisons nally surrendered in 1945 without the loss of one American life! Now what about Kwajalein? What would the islands be like today had it not been taken by American Forces in 1944? Take a hypothetical trip with me into the past by turning the clock back to early 1943. The Allied Forces have decided to invade Wotje and Maleolop while by passing Jesuit and Kwajalein. Let’s skip ahead to Feb. 20, 1944. Wotje has nally been secured by the 7th Infantry after a very bloody three weeks of ghting. The 4th Marine Division has been struggling with taking Maleolop and the reserves have had to be called up. The Navy and Marine carrier based air strikes along with Army Air Force heavy bomber operating out of the newly won bases in the Gilberts have hampered the enemy at Millie, Jesuit, Roi-Namur and Kwajalein, but owing to the heavy casualties at Wotje and Maleolop, the task force reserves have had to be pressed into action and the invasion of Eniwetok has been postponed. The military time table has probably slipped back at least three months. On Wotje there is an around-theclock buildup by the Seabees of the runway and refueling facilities. The Army engineers are working hard to clear the harbor for the U.S. Fleet. The runway length is limited to 3,900 feet which precludes the use of bigger Air Force bombers. The harbor is small and shallow in many places. Fleet anchorage space is limited. On Maleolop the runway can be built longer but there is no harbor for the eet. What about Kwajalein and Roi-Namur? They are bombed almost daily along with an island called Ebeye. As war planes from Maleolop wing their way to bomb and strafe the Japanese Fleet at Truk, Ponape, and Kosrae, the Kwajalein Atoll becomes a target of opportunity to be bombed if Two Soldiers take a break and grab some food during the ghting


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Wednesday, August 3, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 HELP WANTED KRS has the following job openings. For contract hire positions, call Marie Dixon, 51300. For all others, call Jack Riordan, 55154. Full job descriptions and requirements are on line or at Human Resources, Building 700. CARPENTER IV, Meck Operations. Full time. HR Req. K030891. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, Education Services. Full time. HR Req. K030897. HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT II, KRS Human Resources. HR Req. K030893. Successful candidate will have excellent communication and computer skills. Will be required to interface with all levels of the employee population on a regular basis. HR ASSISTANT III, Chugach. Full time. HR Req. K030882. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I, Chapel. Full time. HR Req. K030879. SYSTEMS ENGINEER I. Contract position. HR Req. 031003. DRAFTSMAN III. Contract position. HR Req. 031009. DISPATCHER. Contract position. HR Req. 030746. REGISTERED NURSE. Contract position. HR Req. 030989. SUPERVISOR, Dental Of ce. Contract position. HR Req. 030979. PUBLIC INTERNET ADMINISTRATOR. Contract position. HR Req. 030983. PROPERTY MANAGER. Contract position. HR Req. 030991. ELECTRICIAN III. Contract position. HR Req. 030740. ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT. General clerical/ administrative of ce work. Temporary positions only. Submit application to KRS Human Resources. HELP DESK TECHNICIAN, Information Technology. RMI position. HR Req. K030859. PROPERTY LEAD, assistant to Property Management supervisor. Full time. Contract position. HR Req. 030987. TRAFFIC AGENT I, Aviation Base Operation. Part time. 20 hours per week. HR Req. K030821. RECREATION AIDE I. Five casual positions. HR Req. K030813. PETROLEUM, OIL and LUBE TECHNICIAN III. Contract position. HR Req. 030728. LAUNCH ORDNANCE TECHNICIAN II. Contract position. HR Req. 030941. SYSTEM ENGINEER IV. Contract position. HR Req. 030943. 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. REGISTERED NURSE (2), casual positions, Kwajalein Hospital. MECHANIC II, Full time, Kwaj Automotive Maintenance. HR Req. K030770. CYS ACTIVITIES assistant director, part time, 20 hours per week, Education Dept. HR Req. K030697. FIELD ENGINEER II, PLOPS. Contract position. HR Req. 030791. MECHANIC II. Full time. HR Req. K030642. PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK II Onisland/ RMI position. Full time. Adequate knowledge of KEAMS desired. HR Req. K030759. ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN IV, contract position, HR Req. 030901. SUPERVISOR DESKTOP support, contract position, HR Req. 030897. HARDWARE ENGINEER III. Contract position, HR Req. 030993. PAINTER II, Paint Shop, Roi Ops. Full time. HR Req. K030761. Enniburr residents should apply with Floyd Corder. ACCOUNTANT II, CDC, contract position, HR Req. 030692. COMMUNITY BANK: FULL-TIME senior teller. Candidates should have 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. SAN JUAN CONSTRUCTION: MATERIAL TESTING TECHNICIAN needed to perform various lab and eld tests including concrete, aggregate sampling and compaction density. Candidate should have strong math skills and be detail oriented. Job duration through August with possible extension for right person. Call Michael Saks, 53586 or 51006, extension 404. WANTED TELEVISION, 21 inch or larger. Call 52300. FOUND WOMENÂ’S PENDANT. See Lisa Meyers in hospital administration during work hours. PATIO SALESSATURDAY and MONDAY, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Quarters 124-D. Clothes, toys, sports items, household items and tools. FOR SALECHILDÂ’S BED with mattress, $20; small stroller, $ 5; briefcase, $5. Call 52826, after 4:30 p.m. U NIVEGA TANDEM bicycle, $500; chro-moly f rame, aluminum wheels, 27-speed, like new, $ 500; Total Gym 1000 in-home exercise e quipment, $50; various plants. Call 52788, home or 5 09 5 8 work. U TILITY SHELVES, $20; bab y g ate, tensions t y le, $5; bab y g ate, wall-mount st y le, $10; C hristmas tree, $30; CO2 tanks: 100 p ound, 2 0 pound and 5 pound; 16 inch g irlÂ’s bike, $10; U HF/VHF p owered antenna, $20; com p uter w ith 17 inch monitor and modem, $50; Nishiki racin g bike, $150; Cannondale racin g bike, $ 250; y outh racin g bike, $75. Too much to list. C all 50 1 63 W OMENÂ’S SUN BIKE with bab y seat, $100; patio cover, new, $200; bike Burle y onl y three months old; $100; plastic outside stora g e unit, $ 50; g as g rill, $85; bab y crib with mattress, brand new, $150; piano, $550; two cell phones, $ 70 each ; television $135. Call 54221 and l eave a messa g e. 3 10 inch by 6 inch by 6 f oot cedar f ence boards, $3 each or $300 for all; bike handle bars, $2 each; bike sets, $5 each; two dog


Wednesday August 3 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 11 harnesses, 35-50 pound animals, $7 each; Toshiba satellite computer, $25. Call 54586. HOT TUB, for two to four persons, in good condition, but needs some mechanical work, $200; older Sony compact disc player, dual cassette with detachable speakers, works ne, $40; small Sony compact disc player/radio, $15; Kwaj-condition bike, $20. Call 52306, evenings. GIRLÂ’S HUGGIES pull-ups, 4T-5T, $7 for pack of 21; toaster, $5. Call 54530. FULTON XLT SERIES boat trailer winch, new, with strap, $40; nice wall mount lamp with shade, new in box, $25; jogger stroller, excellent condition, $70; gas-powered weed eater, needs caburetor adjustment, $40; three new life jackets, vest-type, sizes medium, large and extra-large, $25. Call 52642. TWO WINDOWS XP computers with monitor; large bookshelf; laser disc player; small icebox; electric guitar; clothes, keyboard; toys. Call Gene, 52534. PCS SALE. 18 by 24 inch poster frames; soft dive weights, $1 per pound; folding resin sand chair, $3; cus, $5; aloe, $5; ironing board, $5; trellis archways, $2; pillows, $2-$5; small metal bookcase, $1; Christmas lights, $2; cardboard Christmas replace, $5; foam bed pad, double, $10. Call 52244. PCS SALE. Plants, hoses, 6 by 9 foot carpets, glass blender, Rubbermaid storage bin. Call 54134, after 5 p.m. ROLLERBLADES, womenÂ’s size 7, used twice, comes with wrist guards, $40; pet carrier, 20 by 20 by 19 inches, holds up to 30 pound pet, $20. Call 59801 or 54421. PCS SALE. 19-inch television/video cassette recorder combo unit, $50; DVD player with remote, $50; Altec Lansing computer speakers with subwoofer, $75; small table, $5; microwave, $25. Call 59368 and leave a message. 36 FOOT CATAMARAN (Fusion) in the water and ready to sail, includes 15 horsepower Mercury kicker, global positioning system, compact disc stereo, solar panels, fresh water shower, awning, haulout trailer, propane barbecue, swim ladder, sails (main, genoa, staysail, spinnaker), boathouse, bonus new 12 foot hard bottom dinghy with 9.9 horsepower Yamaha, $19,000 or best offer. Call 59576 or 50079. COMMUNITY NOTICESJOIN US at our PCS party for Mark Paier at 7 p.m., Saturday, at Emon Beach pavilion. Bring your own beverages and a dish to share. Music, soft drinks and water provided. KING OF THE BEACH volleyball tournament will be Monday at Emon Beach. Individual participants can sign up at Community Activities, Building 805. Entry fee is $5. Entry deadline is Friday. There will be a competitive division and a recreational division. Questions? Call Billy, 53331. KWAJALEIN AMATEUR RADIO Club meets at 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Ham Shack. WeÂ’ll be saying goodbye to Jeff and Gene. Refreshments and drinks will be served. Questions? Call Ivy, 54814. BINGO NIGHT is Thursday at the Yuk Club. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m. Play begins at 6:30 p.m. Blackout at 55 numbers with a $550 prize. Must be 21 to enter and play. KWAJALEIN SCUBA CLUBÂ’s monthly meeting will be Aug. 10, in Corlett Recreation Center Room 6. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. This will be a scuba gear yard sale, so clean out your closets and bring your treasures to sell. SCHOOL STARTS Aug. 12. If you are new on island and have not registered your child, do so as soon as possible. Enrollment packets for the elementary school are available at the school office. Questions? Call 53761. REGISTER YOUR TEAMS NOW through Aug. 12 for the main soccer season. The season starts Aug. 23 and runs through Oct. 21. Call 53331 or visit Community Activities, Building 805, to register your team or to sign up as a free agent. Registration is $150 per team. ManagersÂ’ meeting is 5:30 p.m., Aug. 12, in the Library Conference Room. Questions? Call Billy, 53331. SOCCER OFFICIALS NEEDED. Register to be an official. Experience a plus, but not necessary. Attend the clinic at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 16, in the library conference room. Learn the mechanics and rules of the game. You must attend the clinic to be considered for the position. Questions? Call Billy, 53331. CHILDREN UNDER 18 are not permitted in the Reutilization and Disposal building under any circumstances. As an industrial warehouse and work area it is an inappropriate place for children. Hazard and liability issues prohibit their entrance with or without adult supervision. UNSOLICITED BID SALE. If you bid on items and fail to make payment or pick them up by the designated date (the following Saturday of the bid), your bid becomes null and void. Abide by the terms and conditions.


Wednesday, August 3, 2005 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 RTS WeatherTonight: Variably cloudy with scattered showers. Winds: NE-E at 10-15 knots.Thursday: Variably sunny with scattered showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 6-12 knots. Friday: Mostly sunny with widely scattered showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 6-12 knots.Saturday: Mostly sunny with scattered showers. Winds: ENE-E at 8-14 knots. Annual rain total: 27.16"Annual deviation: -21.53"Call 54700 for updated forecasts or check STRATEGY, from Page 6 there are any bombs remaining on the way back home. As the war presses further west Wotje and Maleolop languish as a couple of backwater refueling stops, ammo storage dumps and supply centers. Life goes on at a slow pace. It’s late 1946 and the war is nally over, the Marines pull their last men out of Maleolop. The military on Wotje dwindles down to about 500 men. Over on Eniwetok, they are getting ready to support something called “Operation Crossroads” at a place called Bikini. We now move on to the year 1958. We are in a meeting at The Paci c Missile Range, Pt Mugu, Calif. The room is lled with military and civilian managers of the several missile and engineering agencies stung out from Camp Cook, later called Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. to Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Chairman, Rear Admiral J.P. Monroe, has just announced the governments decision to extend the Paci c Missile Range from the present offshore areas of California some 4,000 miles out into the Paci c Ocean to a place called Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands. Other island groups such as Wotje, Johnson, and Wake have been considered, but the selection committee nds Eniwetok to have the best possibilities. Kwajalein was never considered since the war bombings have left the island in an unusable condition. The islands in the Eniwetok Lagoon have only recently been the base of operations for the U.S.Paci c Nuclear Testing program. After last hydrogen bomb testing to the north of Eniwetok at Bikini, many of the northern islands are still hot but the U.S. Nuclear Agency tok is relatively safe and can be used for Intercontinental Balistic Missile in width. The principle advantages to using Eniwetok are the use of the 6,000 foot runway, the presence of several buildings left over from the previous test programs, and the base is readily available. Owing to its limited size, however, very little space can be set aside for the housing of personnel. No family housing will be available. All off loading of cargo ships must be done onto barges in the lagoon. No use of the northern islands of Engebi can be done in the foreseeable future because of radiation contamination. Perhaps a future Nike launch site can be built at Parry or Japtan islands about 5 miles north of Eniwetok. At present there are no indigenous Marshallese within the atoll as the most of the natural food chain (ie sh, breadfruit and coconuts) has been contaminated by radiation. I wake up in a cold sweat! No Kwajalein? No Macys, no Richardson, no golf course, no families, no yacht club, contaminated shing! This could never have happened or could it? I’m sure glad Nimitz was around back in 1943. Victory at Kwajalein is announced in Honolulu newspapers.Sun Moon Tides Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low Tide Thursday 0641/1910 0540/1838 0400, 5.2' 1030, 1.0' August 4 1630, 4.3 2210, 1.3' Friday 0641/1909 0630/1921 0430, 5.4' 1100, 0.8' August 5 1650, 5.4' 2240, 1.1' Saturday 0641/1909 0718/2002 0500, 5.5' 1120, 0.7' August 6 1720, 4.6' 2310, 1.0'