The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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( K w a j a l e i n J u n i o r a n d S e n i o r H i g h S c h o o l s t u d e n t s i n c l u d i n g e n t e r t a i n e r J u s t i n D e (Kwajalein Junior and Senior High School students, including entertainer Justin DeC o s t e r w e n t t o E b e y e M o n d a y t o p e r f o r m f o r S e v e n t h D a y A d v e n t i s t H i g h S c h o o l s t u Coster, went to Ebeye Monday to perform for Seventh Day Adventist High School stud e n t s f o r m o r e s e e P a g e 4 ) dents, for more see Page 4.) ( P h o t o b y L i s a B a r b e l l a ) (Photo by Lisa Barbella) 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


Wednesday, March 8, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 2The Kwajalein 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 U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. Contents of the Hourglass are not necessarily ofT h e K w a j a l e i n H o u r g l a s s The Kwajalein Hourglass 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: Defense Switching Network 254-3539 Local phone: 53539 Printed circulation: 2,000 Fax number: 52063E-mail: Of cer..........COL Beverly Stipe Public Affairs Of cer.....................Sandy Miller Editor.....................................Nell Drumheller Graphics Designer.........................Dan Adler Reporter................................Elizabeth Davie High School Volunteer.............Lisa Barbella Circulation..............................Will O'Connell L e t t e r t o t h e e d i t o r Letter to the editorThis is an open question to Kwajalein Range Services. A few issues back The Kwajalein Hourglass published a response as to why KRS has held no town hall meetings for their employees in the last eight months. The response was that there were visitors on island (which has never been a problem before), missions and U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. Well, all the visitors are gone; the next mission isn’t Employee questions lack of town hall meetingsuntil sometime the middle or late March and to my knowledge there is no policy or regulation that requires KRS to hold their town hall meetings in conjunction with USAKA’s. So the question to KRS is: When will KRS hold a town hall meeting for their employees? Or is there another excuse to keep avoiding it? Tom FarrisBy Bill Yamanaka Army News Service The Department of Defense is considering raising TRICARE premiums for retirees under 65, as a way to control the long-term costs of military healthcare and save the bene ts for future servicemembers. Without this increase, there is concern that long-term costs may eventually diminish the bene ts provided and impact the nation’s defense capability and national security. DoD provides truly outstanding health bene ts for active-duty and reserve-component members, retirees, and their families under TRICARE, and plans to continue this service. “TRICARE has improved steadily in recent years,” said Dr. William Winkenwerder Jr., assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. “Independent surveys show TRICARE ranks as one of the nation’s best health plans,” he said. Unique bene ts include a national network of more than 220,000 physicians, DoD may raise retirees’ TRICARE premiums to control long-term costs of healthcareall U.S. hospitals, and 55,000 retail pharmacies. Military medical facilities have one of the best electronic health record systems in the world. Winkenwerder pointed out the issue at hand: “TRICARE’s costs have more than doubled in 5 years from $19 billion in FY 01 to $38 billion in FY 06, and analysts project these costs to reach $64 billion by 2015 – more than 12 percent of DoD’s anticipated budget. It’s at 8 percent today.” Costs have grown because of expansion of bene ts, increased use by retiree bene ciaries, health in ation and no change in TRICARE premiums in the last 10 years. Large numbers of under-65 retirees are dropping employer-sponsored healthcare plans and relying on TRICARE. As a result, DoD increasingly subsidizes healthcare costs for many private-sector companies and some state governments. Total bene ciary cost shares have declined substantially. Bene ciaries paid 27 percent of their service cost in 1995 but only 12 percent in 2005, Winkenwerder said. It is essential to restore an appropriate cost-sharing relationship between bene ciaries and the Defense Department as an employer and provider of TRICARE. DoD has a plan to address this very important issue so that the military health bene t program can be on a scally sound foundation for the long term. A reasonable approach, achieved in a stepwise fashion, will be to reestablish the proportional level of individual cost sharing of 1995. This plan will have no impact on activeduty personnel or over-65 retiree bene ciary premiums. Even with proposed changes in the DoD plan, TRICARE would REMAIN the nation’s best health bene t and would continue to cost signi cantly less than comparable federal, state and private health plans. The Army supports DoD’s efforts of informing Congress of the steps that are necessary to sustain this great health bene t. It is vitally important to our bene ciaries and to our national security.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, March 8, 2006 3 See ARMY, Page 12U.S. Embassy, Republic of the Marshall Islands News ReleaseResponding to a request from the Republic of the Marshall Islands minister of Foreign Affairs, the U.S. Departments of State and Defense recently dispatched several experts in health and disaster preparedness to exchange current avian u information with RMI of cials and local American citizens. The Foreign Minister’s request was made to the U.S. Pacific Command during the annual Joint Committee Meeting held in Honolulu on Feb. 3. On Feb. 22 in the capitol city of Majuro, U.S. of cials sat down with the RMI secretary of Health and members of the RMI Avian Flu Task Force. U.S. Ambassador to RMI Greta Morris introduced the U.S. visitors, including Judy Vardy, a State Department Foreign Service nurse practitioner from the U.S. Embassy Manila, U.S. Army Col. Michael Brumage, MD, a licensed epidemiologist representing U.S. Paci c Command in Honolulu, Lt Col. Stanley Toy, USARPAC Operations and Aviation Division, Dr. Eric Lindborg, chief of staff at Kwajalein U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Hospital, and Maj. Jeffrey Klein, chief of USAKA Host Nations Activities. RMI’s Secretary of Health Justina Langidrik introduced members of the RMI Avian Flu Task Force, distributed copies of the RMI’s preparedness plan to the U.S. visitors, and then invited their suggestions and comments. Brumage praised the RMI for its diligent planning and noted that the MOH had provided detailed information for the public in the local newspaper. He commented that RMI’s preparation efforts are ahead of most countries in the world. Vardy recommended that Marshall Islands residents practice good hygiene, particularly hand washing and care in handling poultry, to reduce susceptibility to infection. She stressed, however, that poultry can be safely eaten if it is thoroughly and completely cooked to at least 70 degrees centigrade. Brumage remarked that there is U.S. aids Marshall Islands avian u preparednessnot yet an avian u vaccine and that it could be at least from six to nine months away. He said that the World Health Organization is the lead agency addressing the worldwide threat but that the U.S. Center for Disease Control in Atlanta is very actively involved in monitoring developments. He referred everyone to the websites of both organizations for current updates and recommendations. Toy urged a three-pronged approach to the threat of pandemic: prepare, prevent and deter. In response to an inquiry from Majuro Hospital Administrator Sandy Alfred about possible United States assistance in the event of an outbreak, Toy outlined three areas of United States assistance: Information sharing, requesting help through the U.S. Embassy to the Of ce of Foreign Disaster Assistance, and thirdly, technical expertise and advice from USAKA and PACOM experts. He noted that his team had already performed site surveys on Majuro and Ebeye to gather infrastructure information in the event of a major medical emergency. Army news serviceUnder a personnel initiative, Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers who do not attend required weekend training may soon face streamlined discharge procedures. In the past, reserve-component Soldiers who did not attend the required number of battle assemblies were sometimes transferred out of their unit and into the Individual Ready Reserve. Now these ‘non-participants’ may be expeditiously discharged from the Army and could lose bene ts, according to G1 of cials. They said the type of discharge will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Under the new initiative, non-participating Soldiers will rst be encouraged to resume training with their unit, of cials said. The noti cation procedures for separating Soldiers who do not train with their unit will be abbreviated under the new policy. In the past, four certi ed letters had to be sent to Soldiers who were not attending training. Now a noti cation will be sent and a Soldier will have 30 days to respond. If the Soldier does not respond and return for training, of cials said his le will be reviewed by a board to determine the type of discharge to be administered. The abbreviated noti cation procedures for separation will be phased in regionally over a 12-month period, beginning with the East Coast. “The Reserve component will take a full inventory of Soldiers assigned to Reserve units,” said Lt. Gen. James R. Helmly, chief of the Army Reserve. “This inventory will identify those Soldiers that have failed to participate in required unit training and have, therefore, been identi ed as unsatisfactory participants.” The expected result will be fewer non-participants on unit rosters, providing a more accurate picture of unit readiness, of cials said. At the same time, other Soldiers can be recruited or promoted into the resultant vacancies. Col. Elizabeth F. Wilson, deputy director of Military Personnel Management for the Army G-1, said the Army is at war and transforming and must take a full accounting of Soldiers assigned to Army Reserve and Army National Discharge procedures change for Army Reserve, National Guard Soldiers ‘non-participants’


Wednesday, March 8, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass By Lisa Barbella Contributing writer Teens encouraging teens was the theme of the Child and Youth Services sponsored trip to Ebeye on Monday. Several high school and junior high students, accompanied by parents and CYS staff, traveled to the neighboring island of Ebeye to put on a mini talent show for the students of Seventh Day Adventist High School. Cardale Tademy, the Youth Services director, came up with the idea while watching a taping of the National Honor Society Variety Show held in February. In light of some recent tragedies at SDA High School, Tademy and the participating youth felt that bringing a performance and some fellowship to the school would make for a wonderful day for everyone involved. Youth Services and the students coordinated with Leigh Willhelm and Pam Duffy who arranged much of the logistics of the event. The students, parents and CYS staff arrived on Ebeye early Monday morning where they set up chairs 4Kwaj teens bringAmber Banducci, along with several other Kwajalein high school students, spent the day on Ebeye performing for students of Seventh Day Adventist High School. Photos by Lisa Barbella


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, March 8, 2006 5 song dance to Ebeyeand a sound system in the community gymnasium. The students from Kwajalein and Ebeye were treated to songs and dances by some talent from Kwajalein High School. The atmosphere was one of excitement and enthusiasm as the audience clapped and sang along with the performers. “I feel I am really a part of something,” expressed Kwajalein High School student Ryan Wagner, who performed in the show, “if I could do this every weekend I would.” One crowd favorite was Sophomore Justin DeCoster who performed an outlandish dance to the delight of the students. “Justin was my favorite; he was very amusing,” said SDA student Jecia Angolok. “He was hilarious,” agreed her classmate Julian Helson. A few brave SDA students even ventured onstage to dance with DeCoster. Tademy recruited some of the SDA students to participate in a skit about making the right choices in life. He successfully entertained the crowd and snuck in a life lesson for all the youth who were watching. At the end of the show Tademy and Duffy both spoke to the students about the importance of friendship and community during rough times. “This is not a one-time event,” said Duffy expressing her desire for a bond among all the students. After the show everyone reconvened at SDA High School where the students got an opportunity to talk and share in their common experiences. The SDA Junior class sang a song for the Kwajalein High School students as a way of saying kommol tata. Before leaving, the Kwajalein visitors challenged the SDA students to put together a small show and come to Kwajalein to perform. At the end of the day Tademy summed up his feelings about the event saying, “Without the young people doing the work they wouldn’t bene t. They take on real life issues and make statements to others; they are doers rather than talkers.” The performance by the Kwajalalein teens was received by the Ebeye students with clapping, laughing and cheers. Danielle Gilmore, a seventh grade student from Kwajalein, performed.


Wednesday, March 8, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglassusual and unexplained weight loss. Screening is important for all men and women over 50 and earlier in people with inflammatory bowel disease or people with a close relative who has had colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer. Speak to your health care provider about fecal occult blood testing, colonoscopy and doublecontrast barium studies at Kwajalein Hospital. For more information, visit the CDC’s colorectal cancer Web site at: or the American Cancer Society’s Web site at: content/PED_1_5X_Ambassadors_ and_Allies.asp .6By Amanda Curtis, RN, and Inge LeBlanc, RN, CCRN Kwajalein HospitalMarch is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is found in the colon (large intestine) or rectum. During 2006, approximately 56,290 Americans will die from colorectal cancer, and an additional 145,290 new cases will be diagnosed. This makes it the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States according to The American Cancer Society’s Cancer facts and gures, 2005. When colorectal cancer is found early and treated, the 5-year relative survival rate is 90 percent but screening rates are low less than 40 percent of colorectal cancers are found early. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force estimates that 50-60 percent of colorectal cancer deaths can be prevented with routine screening. Screening includes yearly fecal occult blood test (testing for blood in the Taking care March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Monthstool) which can easily be performed at home, exible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, colonoscopy every 10 years and double-contrast barium enema every 5 years. Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are procedures in which a thin, exible, lighted viewing tube, a beroptic endoscope, is threaded up through the rectum to inspect the entire colon and rectum (colonoscopy) or the lower colon (sigmoidoscopy). If an abnormality is found a tissue sample can be taken for examination under a microscope. Double-contrast barium enema is a procedure in which liquid containing barium is put into the rectum and x-rays of the colon and rectum are taken. The compound outlines the colon and rectum and can show abnormalities. Signs and symptoms of colorectal polyps or cancer may include; blood in or on your stool, unexplained and frequent stomach pain or cramps, a change in bowel habits, such as having stools that are narrower than By Elizabeth Davie ReporterLooking for something fun to do? With little out-of-pocket expense snorkeling could be a fun and relaxing hobby. According to Ron Gamble, a scuba instructor, “Anyone can snorkel.” He added, “knowing/learning how to swim adds safety to any water sport.” Unlike scuba diving snorkeling requires no special permits or certi cations. “Essential items are ns, mask, snorkel, otation device and sun screen. These items can be obtained for less than $100 per set. Scuba divers or serious free divers will pay quite a bit more for higher performance equipment,” Gamble said. “You should always refer to the maps and rules in the Community and Safety Information section of the Kwajalein Telephone and Island Directory. This details where you can snorkel and if there are special restrictions. Some of the most popular snorkeling sites at Kwajalein are from Emon Beach to North Point, North Point toward Little Busterd and in the Japanese and American Pools on the oceanside of Kwajalein. Special attention should be paid to possible currents north of North Point and the pools are only open to snorkeling at low tide when no waves are breaking into the pools,” he added. U.S. Army regulation 385-9, Recreational Water Safety, has a few guidelines on snorkeling as well: • It is recommended that snorkelers and skin divers wear a oatation device snorkel vest or buoyancy compensator at all times • Floatation devices assist people who lack adequate swimming skills or who may get caught in currents or become fatigued while in the water. • A snorkel vest or buoyancy compensator must be worn when snorkeling or skin diving more than 100 feet from shore. • Walk-in oceanside snorkeling or skin diving is prohibited; skin diving or snorkeling from a boat is allowed on oceanside reefs. Snorkelers or skin divers are allowed in oceanside tidal pools during low tide periods. • During low tides, snorkelers or skin divers may choose to wear/not wear a oatation device while in a tidal pool. This risk decision is based on their personal swimming skills and on-site conditions. • When boat diving, snorkelers and skin divers must post a diver’s ag and remain within 300 feet of it. Snorkelers should expect to see many types of reef shes and corals, according to Gamble. “On a good day you might see a turtle, eel, octopus, sting ray or even a manta ray.” “Buddies are always recommended but you can sometimes snorkel with a shore watch,” he added.Snorkling offers water fun with little cost


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, March 8, 2006ThursdayAll programming is subject to change without notice7 TimeChannel 9 Roller Channel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Prime/ Roller Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to SailorsmidnightCollege BasketballTodayThe Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (cont.) SpongeBobLaw & Order12:30 a.m.Sun Belt Champ. Late Late Show w/ Conan O’Brien Fairly Oddparents1 a.m.SportsCenter Craig Ferguson Ghost WhispererMovie: <:18>As Told by Ginger Paci c Report1:30 a.m.Judge Judy American Pie 2 The Amanda Show Tonight Show2 a.m.NBAAmerican Morning Star Trek: VoyagerLost Seabees Everwood w/ Jay Leno2:30 a.m.Teams TBD The Late Show3 a.m.CNN Live TodayOprah WinfreyThe ApprenticeMovie:Sister, Sister w/ David Letterman3:30 a.m.Show Undercover Brother Sister, SisterLate Late Show4 a.m.MSNBC LiveDr. Phil ShowFriendsFresh Prince with Craig Ferguson4:30 a.m.ESPNewsKing of QueensMovie: <:42>Family TiesJudge Judy5 a.m.SportsCenterRollerCarol Duval ShowThe Rookie Play with SesameStar Trek: Voyager5:30 a.m.Breathing SpaceBarney & Friends6 a.m.World BaseballTodayCaribbean WorkoutSesame StreetOprah Winfrey6:30 a.m.Cuba The Right Fit 7 a.m.vs. Fox News LiveGood EatsThe EntertainersBear in the Big BlueDr. Phil7:30 a.m.Panama UnwrappedLittle Bill8 a.m.Studio B with Sesame Street 30 Minute MealsBehind the ScenesBlue’s CluesESPNews8:30 a.m.Shepard Smith Food 911E.T.Dora the ExplorerHeadline News 9 a.m.World BaseballThe Situation Room The View RaymondMovie: Rolie Polie OlieGood Morning9:30 a.m.Canada Raymond Odd Girl Out JoJo’s Circus America10 a.m.vs. The Big StoryDr. Phil ShowDawson’s CreekFranklin10:30 a.m.USA w/ John Gibson Movie: <:44>Reading Rainbow11 a.m.Headline NewsERE! News Live Ordinary People JoJo’s Circus30 Minut Meals11:30 a.m.NBC Nightly NewsBlind DateRolie Polie OlieFriendsnoonCollege BasketballABC World NewsRollerMy Wife & KidsDora the ExplorerAmerican Idol12:30 p.m.Big East CBS Evening NewsJudge JudyLiving SingleBlue’s Clues1 p.m.Championship Countdown withGuiding LightMad About YouMovie: Little BillVeronica Mars1:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Mad About You What Women Want Bear in the Big Blue2 p.m.SportsCenterHannity & Colmes General Hospital Emeril LiveBarney & FriendsAmazing Race2:30 p.m.College Basketball Play with Sesame3 p.m.Big East Lou Dobbs TonightPassionsMy First PlaceMovie: <:19>Funniest Videos3:30 p.m.Championship #1 Single The War of the Full HouseKing of Queens4 p.m.News Hour with Oprah Winfrey Alias Worlds PokemonMad About You4:30 p.m.SportsCenter Jim Lehrer Show Yu-Gi-Oh!Mad About You5 p.m.Special Report withWheel of FortuneC.S.I.True HollywoodDisney’s DougEmeril Live5:30 p.m.College Gamenight Brit Hume Jeopardy Story Ed, Edd, & Eddy6 p.m.Your World withRollerSeinfeldComing AttractionsSpongeBobNBC Nightly News6:30 p.m.SportsCenter Neil Cavuto That ‘70s ShowE.T. Fairly OddparentsFriends7 p.m.World News NowEveAmerican IdolMovie:Even StevensER7:30 p.m.All of Us The Tuxedo Kenan & Kel8 p.m.Extreme Makeover:Veronica MarsGilmore GirlsWheel of Fortune8:30 p.m.AFLUp to the Minute Home Edition Movie: <:53> Jeopardy9 p.m.Philadelphia Law & OrderAmazing Race Deep Impact DegrassiHeadline News 9:30 Nightline DegrassiPaci c Report10 p.m.Las Vegas HardballRollerFriendsFresh PrinceTwo & a Half Men10:30 p.m.with Chris Matthews Tonight ShowKing of QueensFamily TiesJoey11 p.m.O’Reilly Factor W/ Jay Leno The Daily Show Movie: 7th HeavenMedium11:30 p.m.SportsCenterThe Late ShowColbert Report Pure Country


Wednesday, March 8, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8FridayAll programming is subject to change without notice TimeChannel 9 Roller Channel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Prime/ Roller Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to SailorsmidnightSportsCenterTodayThe Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (Cont.) SpongeBobC.S.I.12:30 a.m.ESPNews Late Late Show w/ Conan O’Brien Farily Oddparents1 a.m.World Baseball Craig Ferguson American IdolMovie: <:07>Even StevensPaci c Report1:30 a.m.Puerto Rico Judge Judy Arthur Kenan & Kel Tonight Show2 a.m.vs. American Morning Star Trek: VoyagerVeronica MarsGilmore Girls w/ Jay Leno2:30 a.m.Netherlands The Late Show3 a.m.CNN Live TodayOprah WinfreyAmazing RaceMovie:Degrassi w/ David Letterman3:30 a.m.Show The Tuxedo DegrassiLate Late Show4 a.m.SportsCenterMSNBC LiveDr. Phil ShowFriendsFresh Prince with Craig Ferguson4:30 a.m.King of Queens Movie: <:53>Family TiesJudge Judy5 a.m.College BasketballRollerCarol Duval ShowDeep Impact Play with SesameStar Trek: Voyager5:30 a.m.Big East Champ. Breathing SpaceBarney & Friends6 a.m.Quarter nal #1 TodayCaribbean WorkoutSesame StreetOprah Winfrey6:30 a.m. The Right Fit7 a.m.College GamenightFox News LiveGood EatsTrue HollywoodBear in the Big BlueDr. Phil7:30 a.m.College BasketballUnwrapped Story Little Bill8 a.m.Big East Champ. Studio B with Sesame Street 30 Minute MealsComing AttractionsBlue’s CluesESPNews8:30 a.m.Quarter nal #2 Shepard Smith Low Carb & Lovin’ It E.T.Dora the ExplorerHeadline News 9 a.m.The Situation Room The View RaymondMovie: Rolie Polie OlieGood Morning9:30 a.m.The Hot ListRaymond Danielle Steel’s JoJo’s Circus America10 a.m.Around the HornThe Big StoryDr. Phil ShowDawson’s Creek Heartbeat Franklin10:30 a.m.PTI w/ John Gibson Movie: <:46>Reading Rainbow11 a.m.SportsCenterHeadline NewsERE! News Live Star Trek IV: JoJo’s Circus30 Minut Meals11:30 a.m.NBC Nightly NewsBlind Date The Voyage Home Rolie Polie OlieFriendsnoonWorl SportABC World NewsRollerMy Wife & Kids Dora the ExplorerAmerican Idol12:30 p.m.NBA ActionCBS Evening NewsJudge JudyLiving SingleBlue’s Clues1 p.m.NBACountdown withGuiding LightMad About YouMovie: Little BillJ.A.G.1:30 p.m.Denver Keith Olbermann Mad About You Bad Girls Bear in the Big Blue2 Hannity & Colmes General Hospital Emeril LiveBarney & FriendsThe Closer2:30 p.m.Philadelphia Movie: <:47>Play with Sesame3 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightPassionsDesign on a Dime What Lies Beneath Funniest VideosAccess Hollywood3:30 p.m.NBAStyle StarFull HouseLargest Concert4 p.m.San Antonio News Hour with Oprah Winfrey E.R.PokemonMad About You4:30 Jim Lehrer Show Yu-Gi-Oh!Mad About You5 p.m.Pheonix Special Report withWheel of FortuneC.S.I.The DirectorsDisney’s DougEmeril Live5:30 p.m.Brit Hume Jeopardy Robert Benton Ed, Edd, & Eddy6 p.m.Inside the NBAYour World withRollerSeinfeldEbert & RoeperSpongeBobNBC Nightly News6:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto That ‘70s ShowE.T. Fairly OddparentsFriends7 p.m.SportsCenterWorld News NowTwo & a Half Men Joey (7:25pm) American IdolMovie:That’s So RavenER7:30 p.m.Window on the Atoll(7:50pm)Bringing DownAll That!8 p.m.College BasketballMediumJ.A.G. the House Joan of ArcadiaWheel of Fortune8:30 p.m.Big East Champ. Up to the Minute Movie: <:59> Jeopardy9 p.m.Quarter nal #3 C.S.I. MiamiThe Closer The Thomas Crown SabrinaHeadline News 9:30 p.m.Nightline Affair SabrinaPaci c Report10 p.m.College BasketballHardballRollerFriendsFresh PrinceThe O.C.10:30 p.m.Big 12 Tournament with Chris Matthews Tonight ShowKing of Queens Familiy Ties11 p.m.O’Reilly Factor W/ Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie: 7th HeavenSurvivor: Panama11:30 p.m.The Late ShowColbert Report The Pelican Brief


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, March 8, 2006 9SaturdayAll programming is subject to change without notice TimeChannel 9 Roller Channel 13 AFN Sports Channel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Prime/ Roller Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 35 AFN Direct to SailorsmidnightSportsCenterTodayThe Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (Cont.) SpongeBobThe Apprentice:12:30 a.m. Late Late Show w/ Conan O’Brien Fairly Oddparents Martha Stewart1 a.m.World Baseball Craig Ferguson American IdolMovie: <:14>That’s So RavenPaci c Report1:30 a.m.Italy Judge Judy Quicksilver All That! Tonight Show2 a.m.vs. American Morning Star Trek: VoyagerJ.A.G.Joan of Arcadia w/ Jay Leno2:30 a.m.Dominican Republic The Late Show3 a.m.CNN Live TodayOprah WinfreyThe CloserMovie:Sabrina w/ David Letterman3:30 a.m.Show Bringing Down SabrinaLate Late Show4 a.m.SportsCenterMSNBC LiveDr. Phil ShowFriends the House Fresh Prince with Craig Ferguson4:30 a.m.King of Queens Movie: <:59>Family TiesJudge Judy5 a.m.College BasketballRollerCarol Duval ShowThe Thomas Crown Play with SesameStar Trek: Voyager5:30 a.m.ACC Tournament Breathing Space Affair Barney & Friends6 a.m.Quarter nals #1 PrimetimeTodayCaribbean WorkoutSesame StreetOprah Winfrey6:30 a.m. The Right Fit 7 a.m.College GamenightFox News LiveGood EatsThe DirectorsBear in the Big BlueDr. Phil7:30 a.m.College BasketballUnwrapped Robert Benton Little Bill8 a.m.ACC Tournament Studio B with Sesame Street 30 Minute MealsEbert & RoeperBlue’s Clues Good Morning8:30 a.m.Quarter nals #2 Shepard Smith Easy Entertainig E.T.Dora the Explorer America9 a.m.The Situation Room The View RaymondMovie: Rolie Polie Olie9:30 a.m.College BasketballRaymond Abandoned & JoJo’s Circus10 a.m.Patriot League The Big StoryDr. Phil ShowDawson’s Creek Deceived FranklinExtreme Homes10:30 a.m.Championship w/ John Gibson Movie: <:39>Reading RainbowDesigned to Sell11 a.m.Headline NewsERE! News Live Good Will Hunting JoJo’s CircusLandscape Smart11:30 a.m.College GamenightNBC Nightly NewsBlind DateRolie Polie OlieWeekend HandymannoonCollege BasketballABC World NewsWindow on the Atoll /Roller My Wife & KidsDora the ExplorerSports:12:30 p.m.ACC Tournament CBS Evening NewsLargest ConcertLiving SingleBlue’s CluesTBD1 p.m.Quarter nals #3 Countdown withGuiding LightMad About YouMovie: Little Bill1:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Mad About You Someone to Watch Bear in the Big Blue2 p.m.College GamenightHannity & Colmes General Hospital Emeril Live Over Me Barney & Friends2:30 p.m.College Basketball Movie: <:46>Play with Sesame3 p.m.ACC Tournament Lou Dobbs TonightPassionsDecorating Cents Point Break Funniest VideosNavy/MCorps News3:30 p.m.Quarter nals #4 The Look for LessFull HouseMail Call4 p.m.News Hour with Oprah Winfrey E.R.PokemonNational Geographic4:30 p.m.ESPNews Jim Lehrer Show Yu-Gi-Oh!5 p.m.College GamenightSpecial Report withWheel of FortuneC.S.I.Inside the Actor’s...Disney’s DougAmerican Idol5:30 p.m.Brit Hume Jeopardy John Goodman Ed, Edd, & Eddy 6 p.m.SportsCenterYour World withRollerSeinfeldHollywood ShootoutSpongeBobExtreme Makeover6:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto That ‘70s ShowE.T. Fairly Oddparents Home Edition7 p.m.Larry King LiveThe O.C.American IdolMovie:Wild ThornberrysEnterprise7:30 p.m.A Beautiful Mind Juniper Lee 8 p.m.World BaseballHannity & ColmesSurvivor: PanamaNCISXiaolin ShowdownAmerican Chopper8:30 p.m.USA Drake & Josh9 p.m.vs. Business ReportThe Apprentice:Judging Amy Movie: <:15>Zack & CodyHeadline News9:30 p.m.South Africa Nightline Martha Stewart Sword shWhat I Like About YouNavy/MCorps News10 p.m.SportsCenterHardballRollerFriendsMade!George Lopez10:30 p.m.with Chris Matthews Tonight ShowKing of Queens One on One11 p.m.College GamenightO’Reilly Factor W/ Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie:Fresh PrinceBoston Legal11:30 p.m.NBA: Year of YaoThe Late ShowColbert Report Animal House Family Ties


Wednesday, March 8, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 Moonrise Grill7 p.m., March 18 Tickets available at Three Palms HELP WANTED Kwajalein Range Services 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 online or at Human Resources, Building 700. NEED EXTRA money? KRS employment applications are continually accepted for the Community Activities and Food Services departments for casual and part-time positions. If you are interested in being a scorekeeper, sports of cial, recreation aide, recreation specialist, library aide, lifeguard, disc jockey, pizza delivery driver or catering/dining room worker, please submit your application to the HR Department for consideration as positions become available. For more information, call the KRS HR Of ce at 54916. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, Full-time position Contracts Management. HR Req. K031093. AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN, Automotive. Full time. HR Req. K031086. BINGO CALLER, Yokwe Yuk Club. CARPENTER I, Roi Operations. HR Req. K030920. Enniburr residents should apply to Floyd Corder at Roi Operations. COMPUTER TECHNICIAN I. HR Req. K031063. GENERAL MAINTENANCE WORKER I, Roi Operations. HR Req. K031060. Enniburr residents should apply to Floyd Corder, Roi Operations. HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR, Roi Operations. HR K030227. Enniburr residents should apply to Floyd Corder at Roi Operations. MECHANIC I, Kwajalein Automotive. Two fulltime positions. HR Req. K030332 and HR Req. K030641. MEDICAL OFFICE RECEPTIONIST. Casual. Schedule patients, perform patient charting and register patients for insurance. Must have good written and verbal communication and customer service skills. Must be familiar with MS Word and Excel. HR Req. K031070. MEDICAL BILLING SPECIALIST, Kwajalein Hospital. Casual. HR Req. K030982. PAINTER II, Roi Operations. Full time. HR Req. K030761. Enniburr applicants should apply to Floyd Corder. PROPERTY SPECIALIST I, casual, on-Island position. HR Req. K031091. REGISTERED NURSE, Kwajalein Hospital. Casual. HR Req. K030935. TOOL ROOM ATTENDANT II, Kwajalein Automotive. Full time. HR Req. K030895. KRS CONTRACT POSITIONS APPLICATIONS SYSTEM ANALYST/ PROGRAMMER I. HR Req. 031323. APPLICATIONS SYSTEM ANALYST/ PROGRAMMER III. HR Req. 031321. APPLICATIONS SYSTEM ANALYST/SENIOR PROGRAMMER. HR Req. 031319. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, Automotive Services. Full time. HR Req. K031074. CDC/SCHOOL AGE Services Director, HR Req. 031335. CHILD/YOUTH services director, HR Req. 031297. COMPUTER TECHNICIAN I/Retail POS Specialist, HR Req. 031213. COMMUNICATION TECHNICIAN III. HR Req. 031029. ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT MGMT SYSTEM LEAD – KARDS; Sr. Document Controller. HR Req. 031271. ELECTRICIAN III/MARINE ELECTRICIAN. HR Req. 030924. ELECTRICIAN III. HR Req. 030854. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 030817. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN II – Telemetry, HR Req. 031005. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN III – ALTAIR, HR Req. 030669 (Roi-Namur). FIELD ENGINEER I, two positions, HR Req. 031189. FIELD ENGINEER II, two positions, HR Req. 031315 and HR Req. 031149. FIELD ENGINEER II, two positions. HR Req. 031157. FIELD ENGINEER II, Roi-Namur. HR Req. 030741. FIELD ENGINEER II – RF Safety, HR Req. 031147. FIELD ENGINEER II – TRADEX, HR Req. 031245 (Roi-Namur). HARDWARE ENGINEER II, Roi-Namur. HR Req. 031179. HELP DESK TECHNICIAN. HR Req. 031303. INVENTORY CONTROL SPECIALIST I. HR Req. 030880. MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST. HR Req. 030871. MANAGEMENT AND STANDARDIZATION ANALYST I. HR Req. 030882. MECHANIC III – CDC, HR Req. 030590. NETWORK ENGINEER II–MO. HR Req. 031227. NETWORK ENGINEER I – IT, HR Req. 031289. OPTICS TECHNICIAN II, three positions HR Req. 030775, 031231 and 031249. PRIME CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR. HR Req. 031233. PROGRAMMER. HR Req. 031067. REGISTERED NURSE, HR Req. 030919. REPORTER, The Kwajalein Hourglass. HR Req. 031311. RF SAFETY SPECIALIST/FIELD ENGINEER II. HR Req. 031147. SOFTWARE ENGINEER II. CONUS-Lexington. HR Req. 031175. SUPERVISOR, Bakery. HR Req. 031287. SUPERVISOR Human Resources – CDC, HR Req. 030904. SUPERVISOR, Imaging. HR Req. 031277. SUPERVISOR, Medical Business of ce. HR Req. 031305. TELEPHONE TECHNICIAN III. HR Req. 030965. WAREHOUSE PROJECT SPECIALIST – CDC, HR Req. 030896. WAREHOUSEMAN II/SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK. CONUS-Richmond. HR Req. 030843. COMMUNITY BANK For consideration, submit your resume online at For more information, contact the personnel department at m or call the Banking Center manager at 52292/ 52142. Community Bank is an equal opportunity employer. BANKING CENTER SERVICE MANAGER, full time, Req. KW21805 and TELLER, part time, Req. KW21766. Successful candidates should have previous banking, credit union or cash handling experience. Candidates must have the ability to quickly and accurately handle transactions, communicate effectively and possess a strong desire to learn. WANTED COULD THE person who abandoned a Packard


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, March 8, 2006 11 Look, it’s a trolley, it’s a shuttle, it’s a Wiki-Wiki, it’s a ??? YOU decide! The Name the Tram contest runs through March 18. E-mail entries to: Or, submit names in person in the suggestion box outside the library. Bell hard drive, monitor and keyboard at the dumpster near Trailer 611 please call Sharon Kay, 52900.LOOKING FOR a Gameboy Advance SP. Do you have one you will sell? Call 52515. ORGANIC HOME products partners: looking for partners to split cases of ‘third generation’ products such as unbleached paper towels, no-dye laundry detergent and dish soap; all environmentallyfriendly products. Call Teresa at 52864. IPOD MINI in perfect working condition, call Tim 52471. WOOD GRAIN contact paper light in color, call Sue 53593. TO RENT, an underwater housing for a Canon 20D. Please call 50733 or 53523. LOST GOLD NECKLACE with a small square Hawaiian heirloom pendent. Call 51992 after 5p.m. LOST ON ROI Sony 5.1 megapixel digital camera. Inside a small green and black carrying case with pouch that had spare batteries and media cards. Reward, call 56734, please leave a message. FOR SALE ODYSSEY TWO ball putter, excellent condition, $100; Taylor-made R5 driver, 101/2 graphite, regular shaft, $150 and 18-speed aluminum road bike, great condition, $125. Call 53317. NEW IN BOX, Maxtor One Touch, 100-GB, USB II, external hard drive with backup software A FIVE-drawer chest, $30; mending sewing machine, $30; iron wall sconce, $7; Marshallese woven mat with carved wooden shark in the middle, $40 and plain woven mat, $20. Call after 5 p.m., 58954. VCR $40; base guitar and ampli er, $200; dive vest (BC) small, $200; rst stage with two regulators, $100; music keyboard and stand, $50; king-size comforter set, $30 and plants $5 and $10. Call Curt or Tina Bean at 51045 after 5 p.m.OCEAN KAYAK with a paddle, $200; white crib and changing table set $250; twin-to-king kit, $25; two table lamps, $15 each or $25 set; Power Macintosh OS 8 with 17-inch monitor, old versions of Freehand, Photoshop, PageMaker, Microsoft Of ce, font disks and more, $100. Call 54455 after 5 p.m.FIVE WOODEN stools, $5 each and a set of green stoneware dishes, $25. Call 51992 after 5 p.m. QUEEN-SIZE metal bed frame and box spring, $100. Call 52400. FENCE MATERIAL, 1 by 6 by 63 inches treated boards, $1 each and concrete cylinders, 50 cents each. Call 52651. OMEGA FRUIT and vegetable juicer, model 1000. Excellent condition, retails for $200, sell for $100 with recipe book; Megaland playhouse, great, unique off-island birthday gift, new, $45; baby Bjorn carrier with box, $45 and So Smart DVD set for babies from 9 months to 3 years, $20. Call 52642. SHARPER IMAGE professional series ionic breeze GP air puri er $250 and liquid glucosamine for joint care Flexicose, $18. Call Larisa, 59527. A 1997 YAMAHA Waveblaster II jetski, runs excellent, many new extras, $3,000; Suunto Cobra Dive computer and compass, only used a few times, paid $635, will sell for $500; and Henderson Hyperstretch wetsuit, never used, size XXL, paid $250, will sell for $175. Call Rick work, 52273, home, 51132. FENCING MATERIAL, 20 6 foot by 4 inch wood pieces, $50; seven sheets of approximately 8 by 4 foot metal roo ng sheets in good condition, $50. Both are great for boat shacks. Call 50165. COMMUNITY NOTICES VOLUNTEERS ARE needed for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Certi cation training for tax preparers will be conducted March 15 through 17. Please call the USAKA Legal Of ce at 51431 for more information, and to sign up. DURING LENT Cafe Paci c will be offering daily deli tuna wraps and sandwiches. Also various sh entrees and vegetarian dishes will be offered periodically. THE MARSHALLESE CULTURAL Center will be closed Friday. THE 2005 REPUBLIC OF the Marshall Islands social and economic report ‘Juumemmej,’ a presentation by Ben Graham, will be at 7 p.m., Friday, in the Religious Education Building and is sponsored by the Marshallese Cultural Society. EAST COAST swing lessons with Bill Williamson will be 7-8 p.m., Saturday night at the Yuk Club. Open swing dancing will be 8-9 p.m. No sneakers or ip ops. Singles and couples welcome. KWAJALEIN SCUBA CLUB meets at 7 p.m., tonight in the Corlett Recreation Center, Room 1. Changes to KSC constitution will be voted on. Scuba points for attending, wearing a club shirt and an extra point for any dive shirt from Hawaii, Bikini, Wake, Midway or Truk lagoon. Learn about turtle tracking from Cathy Madore.THE JAVA CAF is 7 – 10:30 p.m., Saturday at the Yokwe Yuk Club, sponsored by the Memorial Chapel. There will be free coffee, desserts and music. For more information, call Jack Carey at 52303.SMALL ARMS RANGE will be in operation from 7 a.m. to noon March 15. Avoid the hazard area. All watercraft operators observe the red ag. REUTILIZATION AND DISPOSAL has rescheduled a cash sale at 8-11 a.m. and 1-3: 30 p.m. on March 18 at the Defense Central Clearance Building, Building 1500. Badges required. Wear closed-toe shoes. No children under 18. ‘THE MICRONESIAN PSYCHE,’ a presentation by the Rev. Fran Hezel, Roman Catholic priest, director of the Micronesian Seminar, will be at 7 p.m., March 27, in the Religious Education Building and is sponsored by the Marshallese Cultural Society. TICKETS FOR Kwajalein Scuba Club’s Scuba Doo are on sale 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Mondays at the mall. Tickets are $20. Dancing with the Zooks, food, drinks, an auction and learn the Scuba Dance. Tickets may be purchased from Amy Brouwer, Casey Schuh, Ivy Springer, Kyle Mozley, Michelle Barnett, Jaime Rathjen, Trish Wildfang, Beth Wagner, Bill Williamson, Danny Barthle and JB Scott. TELESCOPE/ASTRONOMY assistance needed. Cub Scout Pack 135 is having a campout next month at coral sands. Someone willing to share their knowledge and skills with the Scouts would be greatly appreciated. Also looking for people with survival, compass use and whittling skills. For more information, call Rob Gray at 52200. THE RETAIL OFFICE has relocated to Supply Building 602, second oor. We will continue to serve the community as before with your special requests. Call 53307. DO YOU HAVE a few hours to spare per month? The Micronesian Shop is looking for volunteers. For more information, call Sandi, 54991. GRACE SHERWOOD LIBRARY is looking for a few good volunteers. We are installing an automation system! This requires placing barcode stickers on each book and we are looking for volunteers to help. If you are available Tuesday through Saturday anytime from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., call Lea at 53439. THE GEORGE SEITZ ELEMENTARY PTO would like all elementary school parents to know that candidates are being sought for next year’s PTO of cers. For more information, call Bonnie Compton at 52415.THANKS TO ALL that helped provide the feeder sh for the baby bird that was staying with Cathy Madore and Jenny Schwartz. He grew and grew and has nally left the nest. We couldn’t have done it without you!


Wednesday, March 8, 2006 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 Sun Moon Tides RTS WeatherTonight: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for a shower. Winds: NE-ENE at 11-17 knots. Low: 79F Thursday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Winds: NE-ENE at 10-16 knots. High: 86F Friday: Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Winds: NE-ENE at 10-15 knots. High: 86F Annual rain total: 7.29 inches Annual deviation: -2.42 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or Guard units. If Soldiers do not resume mandatory training when encouraged, Wilson said they will be processed for separation, and, if appropriate, required to reimburse the government any unearned portion of incentives they have been paid. “The demands of the Global War on Terror have magni ed our need to better reconcile RC unit rosters,” Wilson said. “It’s always been the intent to effectively manage RC Soldiers who are determined to be unsatisfactory participants, but the process can be administratively cumbersome and executed with varying degrees of rigor.” A temporary exception to policy and streamlining noti cation procedures for Soldiers who are considered for separation, Wilson said, will help RC leaders and administrators initiate separation actions in a timely manner. “The execution of this realignment will be done at the Reserve-component level, and will allow commanders and managers to begin from an unprecedented vantage point to better manage the force,” she said. “We are transforming the Army, while serving a nation at war, and this realignment is an integral part of that transformation An estimated 15,000 reserve-component Soldiers are currently not participating in required weekend training, of cials said. But they pointed out that as of March 2006, approximately 100,000 Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers were serving on active duty in support of the Global War on Terror. Attenion high school seniorsIf you are planning to go on to college or trade school and you would like to apply for a Kwajalein Range Services Scholarship, please pick up a scholarship application at the KRS Human Resources Office, Building 700, or see your high school guidance counselor. This scholarship opportunity, sponsored by the Quality of Life IPT and funded by KRS, is open to Kwajalein High School seniors as well as any high school seniors elsewhere whose parent(s) are employed on the USAKA/RTS installation. The deadline for submission of applications is May 10. For more information, call the Human Resources Office at 55154 Namo WetoTeen Center ActivitiesCo-ed ag football game There will be a co-ed ag football game for teen center members 3:30-5 p.m. You do not need to sign up. Teachers vs. teens volleyball game Teachers and teens sign up now for the teachers vs. teens volleyball game. The match will be played at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Corlett Recreation Center. If you are interested in playing, sign up at the Namo Weto Teen Center or call 53796. Dance The youth center will host a teen dance 8 – 11 p.m., Saturday. Hobby Shop There will be a free clay slab class offered for the rst six Namo Weto Teen Center members to sign up. You can sign up at the youth center or call 53796. Classes will take place 3:30 – 5 p.m. on March 24 and 31 and April 7 and 14. You must be able to come to all four classes. Digital music making Teen center members are invited to the teen center 3 – 5 p.m. every Monday in the month of March. Come learn how to create your own digital music and create a compact disk of all of your own music. Powerhour Attention teen center members. Need a quiet place to study? Powerhour is held 6 – 7 p.m., Monday – Fridays at the teen center technology lab.ARMY, from Page 3 Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High Tide Low TideThursday 0659/1900 1429/0241 0220, 3.0’ 1340, 3.9’ 0650, 2.7’ 2050, 2.0’ Friday 0659/1900 1522/0332 0300, 3.5’ 1440, 4.4’ 0820, 2.3’ 2120, 1.6’ Saturday 0658/1900 1612/0419 0320, 3.9’ 1510, 4.7’ 0900, 1.9’ 2140, 1.2’ Product recallThe manufacturer is recalling half-gallons of California Sunshine 2 percent milk that are dated March 25. The milk is being recalled for a quality issue and poses no heath threat. Recalled milk can be returned at the purchase location for exchange, partial returns also accepted. For more information, call 51010, 53607 or 56369.