The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 A young Marshallese boy on Ebeye ies a kite made out of a paper plate, some cloth and a AyoungMarshalleseboyonEbeyeiesakitemadeoutofapaperplatesomeclothanda young Marshallese boy on Ebeye ies a kite made out of a paper plate, some A young Marshallese boy on Ebeye ies a kite made out of a paper plate, some cloth and a soft drink bottle for a reel. For more on our Marshallese neighbors on Ebeye, see Page 4. ( P h o t o b y N e l l D r u m h e l l e r ) (Photo by Nell Drumheller )


Wednesday Feb. 7, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 2 The 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 of cial views of, T h e K w a j a l e i n H o u r g l a s s The Kwajalein Hourglass 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: 2,000E-mail: Of cer......Col. Stevenson Reed Public Affairs Of cer......................Sandy Miller Editor......................................Nell Drumheller Graphics Designer..........................Dan Adler Reporter..............................................JJ Klein Distribution..................................C.J. Kemem L e t t e r t o t h e e d i t o r Letter to the editor COMMENTARIESSee BLAST, Page 16 Bad blast from bad past USAKA Person of the Week Ernie Long Ernie Long’s love and devotion for God is expressed in his service for others. Long is the Baptist minister on island with an altogether different 40-hour per week job. He also prepares and holds a weekly Bible study. He is learned, compassionate, and a caring individual, and he is appreciated very much. Marshallese are amazingSee MARSHALLESE, Page 8Kwaj folks are different breedSee KWAJ, Page 7So, the other weekend I was sitting in my living room reading a book. The TV was on, and the news showed an Iraq war protest happening in Washington, D.C. I wasn’t paying much attention to it. Then, all of a sudden, I heard a voice coming from the TV. It sent chills through me, and I had ash backs of terrible times. I looked up and there she was on the screen. She was spouting the same horse manure she had spouted all those years ago, in another time, during another war. I rubbed my eyes and looked again to be sure it wasn’t a horrible dream. No, it was really her. It was a real blast from a bad past. Talk about memories. It reminded me how I had vehemently questioned why someone would be allowed back into our land after traveling to a country we were at war with and giving aid and comfort to the enemy. To qoute Yogi Berra, “It was dja vu all over again.” Yeah, there she was, and she was surrounded by all the I just returned to Baltimore after spending a wonderful 10 days playing tourista on Kwajalein. It was an experience of a lifetime. After stating this, I can almost hear the grumbling from a lot of Kwaj residents saying “Yeah, but try living here for a year” or “It’s not the same when you have to actually work here.” I understand their position. The selection of goods in Macy’s and Gimbel’s is pretty slim. The prices seem a bit high. There isn’t I received an e-mail last week from one of my employees living on Ebeye. Pamela Duffy e-mailed to let me know of a daily ritual our Marshallese neighbors conduct to start their day. This is an excerpt from her message to me. “Well, rst of all let me familiarize you with this 6:45 a.m. ferry ride. Every working day on this ferry coming from Ebeye, a morning service of prayer and songs are done. The persons who lead us in prayer and service are Deacon Marok Lalimo, better known on Kwaj as “Speedy”, Elmer Emos and another gentleman. They are not part the same church, but they are all Christians and lead the 100 and some people on this boat in prayer and in songs to start out the day of work. This is a tradition that has been going on for years now.” Me, I get up every morning and enjoy a hot, soothing shave and shower. I am able to enjoy a nice cup


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 3 Child Services library provides parenting tipsGrace Sherwood Library well stocked with books on African-AmericansBy Nell DrumhellerEditorChild and Youth Services now has a parent resource library. Opened on Jan. 30, the library is “A place for parents or interested community members to visit in order to gain information and knowledge on various subjects,” explained Amy Brouwer of CYS. “These available resources are primarily geared towards parenting and family issues, but there are some resources on basic life planning and how to deal with speci c transitions in life that tend to be stressful.”The center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday and is located in the CYS Central Registration Of ce, Building 358.“I would just like people to come by and check it out,” Brouwer said. “I would also love to receive suggestions from the community regarding any additional items that we can order and what topics people would like to have more information on. I have already received a small sampling and will be researching these resources. I want this to be an ongoing, growing project.” The resource library is an evolving project. “It will be an ongoing process; I will be adding resources as people make suggestions about what they would like to see,” Brouwer added. Though the library’s name suggests that it is only for parents, Brouwer said that anyone interested in children will nd the resources useful. “People who have children, people who want to have children, people who are interested in learning about children, educators, and any interested community members,” may peruse the videotapes, cassette tapes, books for adults, CDs, workbooks, informational pamphlets and brochures Finding answers and children’s books found at the library, according to Brouwer. “The majority of the resources are geared towards a parental audience, but there are a few items for teens, grandparents, aunts and uncles, babysitters, nannies or older siblings,” she explained. “The CYS department has a fair amount of resources available that we wanted to share and offer to the public,” Brouwer added. “We understand that parenting is no easy task, so we try to reach out and support parents in any way that we can. We accomplish this task by offering quality childcare and quarterly parent workshops and informational learning sessions, just to name a few. I wanted to extend these offerings to include a place for the parents of our community, and any others who are interested to sit, relax, and learn.”For more information, call Brouwer at 53610. The following are books relating to African Americans, their history and contributions, available at the Grace Sherwood Library: Easy reader booklist Dear Mrs. Rosenwald by Carole Boston Wetherford The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton Bippity Bop Barbershop by Natasha Anastasia Tar pley I have Heard of a Land by Joyce Carol Thomas Blues Journey by Walter Dean Myers Nobody Owns the Sky by Reeve Lindbergh Rock of Ages by Tonya Bolden Thunder Rose by Kadir Nelson Almost to Freedom by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson Li’l Dan the Drummer Boy by Romare Bearden This Little Light of Mine by EB Lewis J John Henry by Julius Lester Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl by Virgina Hamilton Young people's books Dear America Series Diary of Patsy a Freed Girl by Joyce Hansen Addy books in the American Girls Collection My America: Message in the Sky by Sharon Dennis Wyeth Letters of a Slave Girl by Mary E. Lyons The First Part Last by Angela Johnson The Battle of Jericho by Sharon M. Draper Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis Nine African-American Inventors by Robert C. Hayden Portrait of African-American Heroes by Tonya Bolden African-American Military Heroes by Jim Haskins Black Women of the Old West by William Loren KatzAdultI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelo I Make my Own Rules by LL Cool J Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell by Karen DeYoung Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored by Clifton L. Taulbert Mandela: An Illustrated Autobiography The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage Between Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey Roots by Alex Hailey White Teeth by Zadie Smith The Bluest Eye by Tony MorrisonCelebrate African-American History Month


Wednesday Feb. 7, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4Stores, restaurants, sights make Ebeye trip worth it G e t t i n g t o k n o w o u r Getting to know our M a r s h a l l e s e n e i g h b o r s Marshallese neighbors Children play on an Ebeye street. (Photos by Nell Drumheller) By Nell DrumhellerEditorLiving on a military installation is often like living in a small U.S. city, even when stationed overseas. English is the primary language, products in the stores have the same feel and look as stateside; and there’s typically a school that is similar to one you’d nd in the states. Whether it’s in Europe, the Far East or the Marshall Islands, right outside the gate is a different world. ‘Outside the gate’ of Kwajalein is Ebeye. It’s a short U.S. Army ferry or vendor-provided water taxi trip that takes travelers from one world to the other. Ferries run throughout the day, beginning at 4:20 a.m. on weekdays; 5 a.m. on weekends and holidays and ending after midnight on all nights. The ferries at the end of the work day are crowded. Water taxis run sporadically, except on Sundays when they aren’t available. All water taxis commuting to Kwajalein have been inspected by Kwajalein Police Department. To go to Ebeye, Kwajalein residents and guests must go through dock security and catch a boat. Once on Ebeye, non-Ebeye residents must check in with the kiosk at the docks. Many traditional customs are followed on Ebeye, not the least of which is a dress code. Adults must wear conservative clothing. Women should wear loose tting shirts that cover their shoulders and dresses or skirts that cover their knees. Men can wear shorts, but only if they aren’t planning on attending a formal or church gathering. Men should wear long pants if they plan to enter a church. The dress codes aren’t Marshallese laws, but long-followed cultural traditions,


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 5See EBEYE, Page 8 and are convenient to use. Ebeye has several restaurants to choose from. Island taxis are available at the dock facility on Ebeye.and not complying with them would be considered offensive by citizens and traditional leaders of our host nation. There are more than ten churches on Ebeye; all are based in Christian beliefs. U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll employees and guests are welcome at the services held throughout the week. The churches arenÂ’t air conditioned, but most have open air ow through side windows. There are many retail outlets on Ebeye, including a hardware/home improvement-type store where customers can purchase paint mixed-to-order. Pricing on Ebeye is similar to Kwajalein; sometimes more expensive, sometimes less. As there are many stores, some not much more than a small room with products and a cash register, the variety of shopping options are more extensive than within USAKA. Many stores sell Micronesianstyle skirts and dresses as well as a variety of fabrics and sewing notions. While purchasing items on Ebeye and bringing them to Kwajalein is legal, the reverse isnÂ’t. It is against USAKA regulations to take newly-purchased items from Kwajalein to Ebeye. You can take cooked items and used items bought at yard sales and the Bargain Bazaar. Eating on Ebeye is another experience. There are several options including small take-and-go type establishments where you can grab a cup of coffee to sit-down restaurants offering Marshallese, Philippine and American cuisine. Once again, the prices are comparable to food offered on Kwajalein or Roi-Namur. However, the food preparation is not regulated by U.S. standards. Tipping is not customary, but appreciated. There are ground taxis on Ebeye. Most are pickup trucks, lled front and back with passengers. The cost for a ride anywhere on the island is 50 cents, paid at the end of the ride. To ride a taxi, wave them down, theyÂ’ll stop, you climb in and off you go. They circle the island. When you get where you want to go, knock on the side of the truck and the driver will stop, you pay him and thatÂ’s that. There are two hotels on Ebeye and a few places to go out for a drink and listen to music. Drinking alcoholic beverages on Ebeye is only allowed if you have a drinking license which is available through the local police department located below the nance of ce.If you travel to Ebeye during the day, it will be hot. ThereÂ’s little reprieve


Wednesday Feb. 7, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass Students celebrate hundreth day of school 6See HUNDRETH DAY, Page 9From left, fourth-graders Trey Tomas and Dee Dee Pippitt enjoy watching the hermit crab race at the 100 days of school celebration. (Photos by Nell Drumheller)By Nell DrumhellerEditorSaturday marked the rst 100 days of school for Kwajalein students. While 100 days may not seem anniversary-worthy to most adults, to the youngsters at George Seitz Elementary School 100 days was something to celebrate. The 100-days celebration varies from class to class, according Deb Johnson, elementary school principal. “The basic idea is to reinforce counting to 100 and then be able to show counting by two’s, ve’s etc.,” she said. “Kindergartners love doing 100th day activities,” explained teacher Angela Dampier. “As a class, we rotated through four tables with the following four activities at each table; green table: trail mix: count out 10 peanuts, marshmallows, cheerios, raisins, and M & M’s. Then repeat one more time. Blue table: Roll dice and color that number of squares with according color code. Red table: Alphabet Graph: Graph letters of the alphabet. Purple table: 100 Shape Books: Draw ve shapes. There are 20 different shapes equals 100 shapes.” First grade teacher Kathi Dover explained what her class did, “In rst grade the 100th day of school is part of learning about place value. On the rst day of school we start using straws to represent the number of days we have been in school. Every ten days we group the straws together and we talk about how many tens there are and how many ones there are. The 100th day of school is the rst time we group ten groups of tens together. This is very exciting for the students and naturally brings on a discussion of the 100’s column.” But it’s not all about math; it’s about the party. Another teacher from the rst grade, Diane Hamill said while counting is a part of the daily curriculum, the 100th day may just be a good excuse for a party. Keeping with the theme of 100, each student was requested to bring in 100 of something. “Every child brought a One Hundred’s Day project. They had to collect and display one hundred items, think of a title and write three sentences explaining their project. Then each child shares their project with the class,” Dover said. “The children were very inventive this year,” Jennifer Cossey, rst grade teacher, said. “One student brought one hundred marshmallows in the shape of a roller coaster and another used natural items such as rocks, small coconuts and husks to make a beach scene! Several made hearts out of shells, beans or Q-Tips in honor of Valentine’s Day. Others brought 100 pennies, 100 toothpicks, 100 pieces of cereal or 100 pieces of macaroni!” Johnson hired three students Logan, Kate and Grace Everts to collect hermit crabs, “This cost me $6; the best six bucks I ever spent,” she said. The crabs were claimed by students and raced throughout the day. “We loved the crabs, the collections were outstanding this year,” Hamill said. “We made patterns, made a book of 100 words over the course of the week, Fourth-grader Bryce Batson, lets a hermit crab take a walk on his shoulder.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 7KWAJ, from Page 2 a fully-staffed hospital lled with specialists. Some of the rules seem to be inequitable. Truth be told, I had to turn down a position on Kwaj for some of these reasons. There is, however, a part of the Kwajalein experience that is extremely rare and needs to be valued and cherished by those who live there — the people and culture (yes, you have a unique culture). There were so many people who went out of their way to make my stay enjoyable. Dragging me out to snorkel in the Japanese pools, keeping an open schedule for an afternoon dive, being patient when I needed to walk my bicycle on the upwind stretch near the airport and changing dinner plans at the drop of a hat. Let me remind everyone on Kwaj that they will nd few people as accommodating as Cowboy Galloway who dropped everything the evening that his wife got back from Hono to help me get lined up for an orientation dive. I’m sure that there were other ways that he would have preferred to spend his evening, but instead he gave that up to make my stay memorable. Let me assure you, you don’t nd that kind of community support anywhere near Baltimore. Then there are guys like Dan Farnham. When he heard that I wanted to dive the Prinz Eugen he called and told me when to show up at the marina. He had taken care of everything. When we got to Carlson I wasn’t comfortable with the conditions. He didn’t bat an eyelash at scrubbing the dive (even though I’m sure that he could have easily handled the chop). Most people would have been pretty upset at me backing out after the time and effort that he had put into it. Not him. He just smiled and said that diving is about having fun, not taking risks. When we got back to the marina, he recommended a shore dive where things were more calm and hauled tanks and gear to the beach for me. He shot video and stills of our dives and presented me with a wonderful CD as I was heading out to the airport. All this for someone that he had never met before and will probably never see again. I am indebted to all who peddled tanks and equipment whenever I wanted to go diving, who showed off their special ‘Kwaj’ variations on recipes and made me feel warmly and comfortably surrounded by great friends. That is the Kwaj culture. It is unique. It is rare. It should be treasured. — Glen Colbert Baltimore Range operation scheduled for tonight Mid-atoll corridor caution areaA range operation is scheduled for tonight. Caution times are 7:01 p.m. tonight through 3:28 a.m., Thursday. In conjuction with this operation, a caution area will exist within the Kwajalein Atoll. The caution area is bounded on the north by Boked Island on the east reef and Yabbernohr Island on the west reef; on the south the area is bounded by a line drawn north of Bigej Island on the east reef to a point at latitude 08 54.2N, longitude 167 45.8E, then to a point at lattitude 08 52.8N, longitude 167 45.8E and then to a point north of the high tide mark on Ninni Island on the west reef. Bigej, including the inner reef, is speci cally excluded and is not a part of the mid-atoll corridor. The mid-atoll corridor islands of Gagan, Legan and Meck shall be in sheltered status. Only mission essential personnel shall be approved by the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Command Safety Of ce to remain on sheltered islands. Illeginni and Omelek are designated as evacuation islands. All mid-atoll corridor islands not named as sheltered islands are deemed as evacuation islands. Additional areas speci ed outside the mid-atoll are designated as caution areas. See maps. In order to ensure clearance of non-mission support personnel from the mid-atoll corridor by the window opening time, Kwajalein Police Department clearance procedures began at 7:30 a.m., Sunday and continued until evacuation was accomplished. Egress of all air and seacraft will be required when requested by authorized clearance personnel. Subsequent to lagoon clearance, the hazard area will be in effect until mission completion. In the event of a mission slip, the caution times and areas will be in effect for the following days: 7:01 p.m.,Thursday through 3:28 a.m., Friday 7:01 p.m., Friday through 3:28 a.m., Saturday. Questions regarding the above safety requirements for this mission should be directed to USAKA Command Safety Directorate, Range Safety of cer, 51361. Mid-atoll expanded view BOA caution area


Wednesday Feb. 7, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8MARSHALLESE, from Page 2 Ebeye/Kwajalein Ferry ScheduleTuesday Saturday ETD ETA ETD ETA Type Kwaj Ebeye Ebeye Kwaj vessel4:20 a.m 4:45 a.m. 4:50 a.m. 5:15 a.m. LCM 1 4:50 a.m. 5:15 a.m. 5:20 a.m. 5?45 a.m. LCM 2 5:20 a.m. 5:45 a.m. 5:50 a.m. 6:15 a.m. LCM 1 5:50 a.m. 6:15 a.m. 6:20 a.m. 6:45 a.m. LCM 2 6:20 a.m. 6:45 a.m. 6:50 a.m. 7:15 a.m. LCM 1 6:50 a.m. 7:15 a.m. 7:20 a.m. 7:45 a.m. LCM 2 7:20 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 7:50 a.m. 8:15 a.m. LCM 1 11:40 a.m. 12:05 p.m. 12:10 p.m. 12:35 p.m. LCM 2 2:40 p.m. 3:05 p.m. 3:10 p.m. 3:35 p.m. LCM D 4 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:55 p.m. LCM D 4:40 p.m. 5:05 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 5:35 p.m. LCM NF 5 p.m. 5:25 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:55 p.m. LCM D 5:40 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 6:35 p.m. LCM NF 6 p.m. 6:25 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:55 p.m. LCM D 8 p.m. 8:25 p.m 8:30 p.m. 8:55 p.m. LCM NF 9:30 p.m. 9:55 p.m. 10 p.m. 10:25 p.m. LCM NF 12:30 a.m. 12:55 a.m. 1 a.m. 1:25 a.m. LCM NFSunday and holidays5 a.m. 5:25 a.m. 5:30 a.m. 5:55 a.m. LCM 6 a.m. 6:25 a.m. 6:30 a.m. 6:55 a.m. LCM 8:30 a.m. 8:55 a.m. 9 a.m. 9:25 a.m. LCM 11:40 a.m. 12:05 p.m. 12:10 p.m. 12:35 p.m. LCM 3:30 p.m. 3:55 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:25 p.m. LCM 5 p.m. 5:25 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:55 p.m. LCM 8 p.m. 8:25 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 8:55 p.m. LCM 9:30 p.m. 9:55 p.m. 10 p.m. 10:25 p.m. LCM 12:30 a.m. 12:55 a.m. 1 a.m. 1:25 a.m. LCMMonday5 a.m. 5:25 a.m. 5:30 a.m. 5:55 a.m. LCM 6 a.m. 6:25 a.m. 6:30 a.m. 6:55 a.m. LCM 7:15 a.m. 7:40 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 8:10 a.m. LCM 8:30 a.m. 8:55 a.m. 9 a.m. 9:25 a.m. LCM 11:40 a.m. 12:05 p.m. 12:10 p.m. 12:35 p.m. LCM 3:30 p.m. 3:55 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:25 p.m. LCM 5 p.m. 5:25 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:55 p.m. LCM 6 p.m. 6:25 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:55 p.m. LCM 7 p.m. 7:25 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:55 p.m. LCM 8 p.m. 8:25 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 8:55 p.m. LCM 9:30 p.m. 9:55 p.m. 10 p.m. 10:25 p.m. LCM 12:30 a.m. 12:55 a.m. 1 a.m. 1:25 a.m. LCMfrom the heat, and it is recommended that you wear sunscreen, a hat and carry plenty of water to drink. On the other hand, all of the water drinking may result in a call of nature, and nding a restroom isnÂ’t necessarily simple. As mom and dad used to say, go before you go. If the need is urgent, most restaurants have restrooms or ask someone in a store where the nearest restroom is.One modern convenience available on Ebeye, but not offered through USAKA, is cell phones. Ebeye now has a cellular system. There are schools, a community center and a health center on Ebeye; many members of the USAKA community volunteer, at these locations. Prior to becoming a volunteer you should contact the USAKA Host Nation Of ce. There is almost no crime on Ebeye, however, if you have a problem while visiting, you should contact the local police. Ebeye is approximately one quarter of a mile wide and one mile long and has a population of more than 12,000 people. One-in-ten Ebeye residents work for USAKA. USAKA Host Nation Of ce staff is revamping the monthly Ebeye orientation tour. Watch the AFN Roller and the Hourglass for the next tour. (EditorÂ’s note: information in this article was provided by Alan Taylor of the USAKA HNO.)EBEYE, from Page 5 of coffee with my breakfast while catching up on some national news from home. I cannot even imagine the hardships our Marshallese neighbors endure just to get themselves ready for the upcoming dayÂ’s work. What impresses me the most, that despite all of their struggles, our Marshallese neighbors show up. I am amazed at their ability to show up! Not only do they show up, but they start their day with songs of joy and inspiration. Included in the e-mail was an invitation for me to join them, and I did this past Saturday. I want to express to Pam and Speedy, along with all those on the 6:45 a.m. boat from Ebeye, my deepest gratitude for their warmth and welcome. I have determined that there is no ner way of starting your day than this. As a reminder, those K-Badge holders who have taken the responsibility of sponsoring someone from Ebeye or Enniburr are responsible during that entire period for their guest(s) and their actions. At the conclusion of their visit, sponsors are required to sign them back out and off of Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. We are making some noticeable changes in our operations at the Kwajalein Dock Security Checkpoint. Most notable is the control of the ow of traf c throughout the building. Of cers will be more insistent that all personnel correctly badge in and out through the Electronic Badging System. The safe and smooth ow of off-loading and on-loading passengers at the piers is the responsibility of KPD. Starting immediately, all school-age children will have rst boarding priority on all boats after 4 p.m. during the normal work week of Tuesday through Saturday. Included will be parents who are accompanying their school-age children. This will be accomplished by our of cers identifying them and staging them to the right of the boarding gates (off-loading passenger side). This will insure that we have no children stranded on Kwajalein away from their parents on Ebeye, for perhaps hours. On-loading passengers will no longer be able pass the pier entry gate until the last off-loading passenger has entered the gate. Additionally, on-loading passengers and their carry-on cargo will only be allowed to pass through the gate at the rate of 20-25 passengers at a time. The next group of 20-25 passengers will be allowed to pass once the last passenger of the group before them has boarded. This process will be repeated until the number of allowable passengers has been boarded safely. All passengers and boat crews must avoid feeling the freedom to open or close the gates. Our KPD of cers exclusively control the entry and exit of everyone. In cooperation with the new harbor manager, Chris Womack, this new modality of the operation puts the safety of the process before boat launch scheduling. That is not to say the schedule will be tossed to the side. Every attempt will be made to help the harbor masterÂ’s timetable, just not at the expense of safetyÂ…ever. Lastly, I want to recognize some of our new folks and those who have recently been promoted. Please help me welcome our new arrivals: Of cerÂ’s Kelly Frankford, Dennis Meyers, Bridget Rankin, Jeff Lucas and Jeff Swearingen. More locally, we welcome to our KPD family Constables Tomas Rokobili and Tibeo Akeang. Congratulations go out to three of cers recently promoted to Sergeant. They are Aldalberto (Tiko) Fuentez, Tiffany Twilley and Josh McDonald. Until next time, be safe, be well and continue to look out for each other!


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 910 pages with each page being words that began with or had the blends st, br, ee, ch, oi, ce/ei, etc.” It wasn’t just rst graders who got into the 100-day theme.” Fourth grade participated in 100 minutes of reading activities along with third grade and sixth grade. “We had four rooms with four different activities with a fairy tale theme,” teacher Susan Davis said. “One room had a story starter, one room fairy tales were read aloud to students, one room students read fairly tales with buddies, and the fourth room was a fairy tale readers’ theatre. The students performed their readers’ theatre plays at the end of the day. It was a great time.” In the sixth grade students wrote a list of 100 life goals, according to teacher Tarah Yurovchak. “We also participated in an afternoon of activities with third and fourth graders,” she said. How many 100-item options are there? That’s only limited by a young person, or their parent’s imagination. Sasako Brady, rst grade, brought 50 pairs of googly eyes; kindergartner Graeson Cossey brought in 100 lip prints made on paper and classmate Carlon Zackhras brought in 100 homemade coconut balls. According to Cossey, her students brought in items including 100 playmobile people, 100 coffee beans, 100 push pins and 100 jelly beans. “Each of the projects was arranged with a title as well. We also made a mix of 100 items to eat. The parents and teachers brought in goodies such as Cheez-Its, Fruit Loops, M&M’s, Skittles, marshmallows, etc. Each student counted out 10 of each item to mix together HUNDRETH DAY, from Page 6 What have you learned in 100 days of school? Ben Jahnke, 6 "That 100 is an even number." Rachel Washburn, 6 "My mom helped me with two projects for 100 days of school." Kevin Kulig, 7 "I've learned that to get stronger and healthier, you have to eat healthy foods and gets lots of rest and exercise." Edwin Fritch, 6th grader and Kori Dowell examine a hermit 100. It’s a fun day of counting,” she said.


Wednesday Feb. 7, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglassother costs of the Global War on Terror; including the costs of repairing, replacing or replenishing equipment lost in combat by both the Active and Reserve Components. The scal 2008 Global War on Terror request is consistent with the direction of Congress to include the cost of ongoing operations in the Global War on Terror with the scal 2008 Department of Defense base budget. Accompanying the scal 2008 Defense base budget and the PresidentÂ’s GWOT request is a request for $93.4 billion in emergency supplemental funding to cover equipment reconstitution and the cost of operations in the Global War on Terror for the remainder of scal 2007. 10DoD press releasePresident George W. Bush sent to Congress his defense budget for scal 2008 on Monday. The budget requests $481.4 billion in discretionary authority for the Department of Defense base budget, an 11.3 percent increase over the projected enacted level for scal 2007, for real growth of 8.6 percent; and $141.7 billion to continue the ght in the Global War on Terror in scal 2008. The scal 2008 Defense base budget sustains the PresidentÂ’s commitment to ensure a high state of military readiness and ground force strength; to enhance the combat capabilities of the United States Armed Forces; to continue the development of capabilities that will maintain traditional U.S. superiority against potential threats; and to continue the DepartmentÂ’s strong support for service members and their families. The scal 2008 Global War on Terror request funds urgent needs associated with Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and Bush requests $481.4 billion for Department of Defense U.S. Army Sgt. Victor Salazar keeps an eye on the street outside while his squad searches a shop in Hateen, Iraq, on Jan. 29. Salazar is assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Martin K. Newton, U.S. Army)Watching for trouble


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 11ThursdayAll programming is subject to change without notice. TimeChannel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Prime Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 29 AFN Sports Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors TimemidnightToday Show The Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (Continued)Kim PossibleNFL LiveWithout A Tracemidnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show Conan OÂ’Brien Unforgiven The Proud FamilyCollege GameNight 12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.with Craig Ferguson C.S.I. Zack & CodyESPNewsPaci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge Judy Naturally SadieNBA Tonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomThe DistrictThe UnitMovie: <:09>Everwood Air Force W/ Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.Seabiscuitat Late Show with2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.CNN NewsroomOprah Winfrey24Even Stevens San Diego State David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m. Home Improvement Late Late Show3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.MSNBC LiveDr. Phil ShowHates Chris MoeshaSportsCenter w/ Craig Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.The King of QueensMovie: <:50> DegrassiJudge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.CBS Evening NewsB. Original Out of Sight TeletubbiesNFL LiveThe District5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.ESPNewsCaribbean WorkoutBarney & FriendsCollege GameNight5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.MSNBC LiveTodayCreative Juice Sesame StreetCollege FootballUFC Unleashed6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. DIY to the Rescue All Star Challenge6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Fox News LiveGood EatsThe EntertainersBear in the Big BlueInside the UFC7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.UnwrappedBlueÂ’s CluesThe Sports List Cribs7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.Studio B withSesame Street30 Minute MealsBehind the ScenesDora the ExplorerThe Hot ListThe Final Score8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith Food 911E.T.Go, Diego, Go! Headline News8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Situation RoomThe ViewRoseanneMovie: Connie the CowNFL LiveGood Morning9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.Roseanne Tsunami, Miss SpiderÂ’s...Rome is BurningAmerica9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.The Situation RoomDr. PhilAlly McBeal the Aftermath FranklinAround the Horn10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.Movie: <:47>Reading RainbowPTI10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.Around the ServicesE.R.E! News Live/ The Amityville Miss SpiderSportsCenterLate Night with11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.NBC Nightly News Daily 10 Horror Connie the Cow Conan OÂ’Brien11:30 a.m. noonABC World NewsAccess HollywoodBlind DateGo, Diego, Go!College BasketballAmerican Idolnoon 12:30 p.m.CBS Evening NewsJudge JudyFriendsDora the Explorer Georgetown12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Countdown withGuiding LightThe Cosby ShowMovie:BlueÂ’s Clues at Ugly Betty1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Mad About You Reality Bites Bear in the Big Blue Louisville1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGeneral HospitalEmeril Live Sesame StreetNBA E! News Live2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Movie: <:40> North Carolina2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightPassionsFantasy Camp Philadelphia Funniest Videos at Access Hollywood3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Funniest Animals Duke Judge Judy3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.News Hour withOprah WinfreyBones PokemonSportsCenter The Cosby Show4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Yu-Gi-Oh! Mad About You4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.Special Report withWheel of FortuneHome ImprovementTrue HollywoodSpongeBobNFL LiveCollege Basketball5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Brit Hume JeopardyHome Improvement Story Fairly OddparentsCollege GameNight Teams TBD 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.Your World withHeadline NewsSeinfeldBackstage PassKim PossibleSportsCenter 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto ATS/Regional NewsThe SimpsonsE.T. The Proud Family 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.World News NowAll of UsAmerican IdolMovie:Unfabulous Bones7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Eve Intolerable Cruelty Zoey 1017:30 p.m. 8 p.m.<:15> Paci c Report1 vs. 100Ugly Betty Gilmore Girls NBAWheel of Fortune8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Tavis SmileyMovie: <:43> Heat Jeopardy8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Business ReportWithout a TraceMen in Trees Mona Lisa Smile Even Stevens at The Daily Show9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Nightline Home Improvement Celtics Colbert Report9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.Hardball withHeadline NewsHates Chris Moesha The Of ce 10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Tonight ShowKing of Queens DegrassiESPNews Two & a Half Men 10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.OÂ’Reilly Factor W/ Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie: 7th Heaven SportsCenter House11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.The Late ShowColbert Report Summer Catch11:30 p.m.


Wednesday Feb. 7, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12FridayAll programming is subject to change without notice TimeChannel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Prime Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 29 AFN Sports Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors TimemidnightToday ShowThe Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (cont.)Kim PossibleNFL LiveC.S.I. Miamimidnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show w/ Conan OÂ’Brien Summer Catch The Proud FamilyCollege GameNight12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.Craig Ferguson American IdolMovie:UnfabulousBest Damn SportsPaci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge Judy Twins Zoey 101 Show Period Tonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomThe DistrictUgly Betty Gilmore Girls ESPNews with Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m. College BasketballLate Show with2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.CNN NewsroomOprah WinfreyMen in TreesMovie:Even Stevens Illinois David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m. Intolerable Cruelty Home Improvement at Northwestern Late Late Show w/3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.MSNBC LiveDr. Phil ShowHates ChrisMoeshaSportsCenter Craig Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.King of Queens Movie: <:43>DegrassiJudge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.CBS Evening NewsB. Original Mona Lisa Smile TeletubbiesNFL LiveThe District5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.ESPNewsCaribbean Workout Barney & FriendsCollege GameNight5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.MSNBC LiveTodayCreative Juice Sesame StreetBest Damn SportsPunkÂ’d6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. DIY to the Rescue Show Period Pimp My Ride6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Fox News LiveGood EatsTrue HollywoodBear in the Big BlueESPNews Hates Chris7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Unwrapped Story BlueÂ’s CluesThe Sports ListKing of Queens7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.Studio B withSesame Street30 Minute MealsBackstage PassDora the ExplorerThe Hot ListThe Final Score8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith Tasty TravelsE.T.Go, Diego, Go!Headline News8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Situation RoomThe ViewRoseanneMovie: The WigglesNFL LiveGood Morning9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.Roseanne The Miracle Worker Higglytown HeroesRome is Burning America9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.The Situation RoomDr. Phil ShowAlly McBeal FranklinAround the Horn10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.Movie: <:43> Reading RainbowPTI10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.Around the ServicesLaw & OrderE! News Live/ Legends of the Fall Higglytown HeroesSportsCenterLate Night with11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.NBC Nightly News Daily 10 The Wiggles Conan OÂ’Brien11:30 a.m. noonABC World NewsAccess HollywoodBlind DateGo, Diego, Go!The Sports ListAmerican Idolnoon 12:30 p.m.CBS Evening NewsJudge JudyFriendsDora the ExplorerNBA Action12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Countdown withGuiding LightThe Cosby ShowMovie: BlueÂ’s CluesNBAFriends1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Mad About You Never Talk to Bear in the Big Blue Lakers Friends1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGeneral HospitalEmeril Live Strangers Sesame Street at Lost 2 p.m. 2:30 p.m.Movie: <:43> Pistons2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightPassionsDesign on a Dime Mrs. Doubt re Funniest VideosAccess Hollywood3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.Style Star Funniest AnimalsNBAJudge Judy3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.News Hour withOprah WinfreyBones Pokemon Bulls The Cosby Show4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Yu-Gi-Oh! at Mad About You4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.Special Report withWheel of FortuneHome ImprovementThe DirectorsSpongeBob Kings Emeril Live5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Brit Hume JeopardyHome Improvement John Singleton Fairly Oddparents5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.Your World withHeadline NewsSeinfeldEbert & RoeperKim PossibleInside the NBASportsCenter6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto ATS/Regional NewsThe SimpsonsE.T.The Proud Family6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.World News NowThe Of ce/ (:25) 2 & a Half Men American IdolMovie:ThatÂ’s So RavenSportsCenterBones7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Window on the Atoll (7:50) Boycott Phil of the Future7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.<:15> Paci c ReportHouseFriends Veronica Mars NBAWheel of Fortune8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Tavis SmileyFriends Duke Jeopardy8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Business ReportC.S.I. MiamiLost Movie: <:08>Even Stevens at The Daily Show9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Nightline The Hulk Home Improvement North Carolina Colbert Report9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.Hardball with Headline News Hates ChrisMoeshaSportsCenterDeal or No Deal10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Tonight ShowKing of Queens Degrassi10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.OÂ’Reilly Factor W/ Jay Leno The Daily ShowMovie: <11:36>7th HeavenNFL LiveSurvivor: Fiji11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.The Late ShowColbert Report Armageddon College GameNight11:30 p.m.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 13 TimeChannel 14 AFN News Channel 17 AFN Prime Channel 20 AFN Spectrum Channel 23 AFN Movies Channel 26 AFN Family Channel 29 AFN Sports Channel 35 AFN Direct to Sailors TimemidnightToday ShowThe Late ShowLate Night withMovie: (cont.) Kim PossibleInside the NFLThe Biggest Losermidnight 12:30 a.m.Late Late Show w/ Conan OÂ’Brien Armageddon The Proud Family12:30 a.m. 1 a.m.Craig FergusonAmerican Idol ThatÂ’s So RavenSportsCenterPaci c Report1 a.m. 1:30 a.m.Judge Judy Phil of the FutureTonight Show1:30 a.m. 2 a.m.CNN NewsroomThe DistrictFriendsMovie: Veronica Mars College Basketball with Jay Leno2 a.m. 2:30 a.m.Friends Boycott Nevada Late Show with2:30 a.m. 3 a.m.CNN NewsroomOprah WinfreyLost Even Stevens at David Letterman3 a.m. 3:30 a.m. Home Improvement Fresno State Late Late Show w/3:30 a.m. 4 a.m.MSNBC LiveDr. Phil ShowHates Chris MoeshaSportsCenter Craig Ferguson4 a.m. 4:30 a.m.King of Queens Movie: <:32>DegrassiJudge Judy4:30 a.m. 5 a.m.CBS Evening NewsB. Original The Hulk TeletubbiesNFL LiveThe District5 a.m. 5:30 a.m.ESPNewsCaribben WorkoutBarney & FriendsCollege GameNight5:30 a.m. 6 a.m.MSNBC LiveTodayCreative JuiceSesame StreetInside the NFLWorld Series6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. DIY to the Rescue of Poker6:30 a.m. 7 a.m.Fox News LiveGood EatsThe DirectorsBear in the Big BlueCollege Football7 a.m. 7:30 a.m.Unwrapped John Singleton BlueÂ’s Clues All Star Challenge7:30 a.m. 8 a.m.Studio B withSesame Street30 Minute MealsEbert & RoeperDora the ExplorerGood Morning8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.Sheppard Smith Easy EntertainigE.T.Go, Diego, Go! America 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.The Situation RoomThe ViewRoseanneMovie: The Wonder PetsThe Hot List9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.Roseanne Cruel Justice Little Einsteins 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.The Situation RoomDr. Phil ShowOne Tree Hill FranklinAround the HornExtreme Homes10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Movie: <:42>Reading RainbowPTIDesigned to Sell10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.Around the ServicesLaw & OrderE! News Live/ Marathon Man Little EinsteinsSportsCenterGroundbreakers11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.NBC Nightly News Daily 10 The Wonder PetsHome IQ11:30 a.m. noonABC World NewsWindow on the AtollBlind DateGo, Diego, Go!Best Super BowlsNHLnoon 12:30 p.m.CBS Evening NewsJudge JudyLiving Single Dora the ExplorerNBA Shootaround Lightning12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.Countdown withGuiding LightThe Cosby ShowMovie:BlueÂ’s CluesNBA at1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Keith Olbermann Mad About You Runaway Bride Bear in the Big Blue HeatRangers1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.Hannity & ColmesGeneral HospitalEmeril Live Sesame Street at2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Cavaliers ESPNews2:30 p.m. 3 p.m.Lou Dobbs TonightPassionsDecorating Cents Movie: <:11>Funniest VideosNavy/Marine Corps3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.The Look for Less 2010 Funniest AnimalsNBAMail Call3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.News Hour withOprah WinfreyBonesPokemon Bulls American Chopper4 p.m. 4:30 p.m.Jim Lehrer Yu-Gi-Oh! at 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m.Special Report withWheel of FortuneHome ImprovementInside the ActorÂ’s...SpongeBob Warriors Access Hollywood5 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Brit Hume JeopardyHome Improvement Queen Latifah Fairly Oddparents Weekend5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.Your World withHeadline NewsSeinfeldMovies 101Kim PossibleSportsCenterNanny 9116 p.m. 6:30 p.m.Neil Cavuto ATS/Regional NewsThe SimpsonsE.T.The Proud Family6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.World News NowDeal or No DealAmericaÂ’s MostMovie:Fairly Oddparents The 44007 p.m. 7:30 p.m.Wanted Master and CommBilly and Mandy7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.Headline NewsSurvivor: FijiInvasion ander: The Far ArchieÂ’s MysteriesNBARockstar: INXS8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.Tavis Smiley Side of the World Hannah Montana Heat The Simpsons8:30 p.m. 9 p.m.Business ReportThe Biggest LoserGreyÂ’s Anatomy Movie: <:23>Hannah Montana at Headline News9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Nightline The Fast and the Taina Cavaliers Navy/Marine Corps 9:30 p.m. 10 p.m.Hardball with Headline News Hates Chris Furious Made!SportsCenterDeal or No Deal10 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Chris Matthews Tonight ShowKing of Queens10:30 p.m. 11 p.m.OÂ’Reilly Factor W/ Jay Leno The Daily Show Movie: <:09> Lord7th HeavenCollege GameNightC.S.I. NY11 p.m. 11:30 p.m.The Late ShowColbert Reportof the Rings: Return... NFL Live11:30 p.m.All programming is subject to change without noticeSaturday


Wednesday Feb. 7, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 14 KRS has the following job openings. For contract hire positions, call Dennis Lovin, 256-890-8710. For all others, call Jack Riordan, 55154. Full job descriptions and requirements for contract openings are located online at Job descriptions for other openings are located 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, catering/dining room worker or temporary of ce support, 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. AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN, Automotive, HR Req. K031086. BEAUTICIAN, casual position, HR Req. K031351. ELECTRICIAN I, Kwajalein Operations, full-time, HR Req. K031092. FOOD SERVICE WORKER, Caf Roi, HR Req. K031403. Enniburr residents apply to Caf Roi manager. PAINTER II, Roi Paint Shop, full time, HR Req. K031390. Enniburr residents apply to Floyd Corder. STOCK CLERK, Gimbel’s. Casual. HR Req. K031339. Enniburr residents apply to Annemarie Jones, Gimbel’s manager. SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, Education Department. HR. Req. K031285. KRS CONTRACT POSITIONS AIR-CONDITIONING TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031162. AIR-CONDITIONING TECHNICIAN IV, HR Req. 031154. CALIBRATION TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 031653. CAPTAIN, Fire Department, HR Req. 031060. CARPENTER LEAD, HR Req. 031214. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN, HR Req. 031437. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 031683. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN III, two positions, HR Reqs. 031029 and 031565. COMPUTER TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 031617. CONTRACTS MANAGER, HR Req. 031164. CONTRACTS PURCHASES SPECIALIST, HR Req. 031525. CONTRACTS PURCHASES SPECIALIST, Richmond hire, HR Req. 031759. DESIGNER/PLANNER IV, HR Req. 031170. DESKTOP ANALYST II, two positions, HR Reqs. 031759 and 031769. DISPATCHER II, aircraft, HR Req. 030988. ELECTRICIAN II, two positions, HR Reqs. 031116 and 031224. ELECTRICIAN III, HR Req. 031210. ELECTRICIAN III/MARINE ELECTRICIAN, HR Req. 030924. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN I, two positions, HR Reqs. 031563 and 031719. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN II, six positions, HR Reqs. 030817, 031495, 031601, 031603, 031605 and 031607. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN III, three positions, HR Reqs. 031561, 031527 and 031689. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN III – ALTAIR, HR Req. 030669 (Roi-Namur). EMERGENCY VEHICLE TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031032. FIELD ENGINEER I, two positions, HR Reqs. 031189 and 031729. FIELD ENGINEER II, eight positions, HR Reqs. 031315, 031157, 031373, 031511, 031559, 031148, 031725 and 031753. FIELD ENGINEER II, Roi-Namur, HR Req. 030741. FIELD ENGINEER II, TRADEX, HR Req. 031245 (Roi-Namur). FIREFIGHTER, four positions, HR Reqs. 031054, 031056, 031124 and 031142. FIREFIGHTER/EMT, two positions, HR Reqs. 031138 and 031140. FOOD SAFETY INSPECTOR, HR Req. 031691. HARDWARE ENGINEER, HR Req. 031687. HARDWARE ENGINEER III, three positions, HR Reqs. 031493, 031665 and 031723. HAZMAT SPECIALIST II, HR Req. 031108. MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST, HR Req. 030871. MATERIAL HANDLER II, HR 031621. MECHANIC III, four positions, HR Reqs. 031000, 031102, 031238 and 031228. MECHANIC IV, HR Req. 030966. MECHANIC HEAVY EQUIPMENT III, four positions, HR Reqs. 030376, 030862, 030912 and 030506. MISSION SUPPORT COORDINATOR, HR Req. 031232. NETWORK ENGINEER II–MO, HR Req. 031227. OPERATIONS TEST DIRECTOR, HR Req. 031485. OPTICS TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031595. PLANT TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 031645. PLANT TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031643. PLUMBER/PIPEFITTER IV, HR Req. 031168. POWER PLANT ELECTRICIAN II, Roi power plant, HR Req. 031220. PORT AGENT, HR Req. 031234. PROGRAMMER, HR Req. 031067. PROJECT CONTROLS ENGINEER IV, HR Req. 031745. QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST II, HR Req. 031230. RADIO/TV OPERATOR, AFN, HR Req. 031667. REGISTERED NURSE, three positions, HR Reqs. 031635, 031637 and 031597. RF SAFETY SPECIALIST/FIELD ENGINEER II, HR Req. 031147. SERVER ADMINISTRATOR I, HR Req. 031631. SERVER ADMINISTRATOR II, HR Req. 031557. SUPERVISOR SERVER ADMINISTRATOR, HR Req. 031629. SOFTWARE ENGINEER II. CONUS-Lexington, HR Req. 031175. SOFTWARE ENGINEER IV, two positions, HR Reqs. 031677 and 031751. SYSTEMS ENGINEER III, two positions, HR Reqs. 031481 and 031483. SYSTEMS ENGINEER IV, two positions, HR. Reqs. 031555 and 031749. TELEPHONE TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 030965. TRAINING COORDINATOR II, HR 031663. WAREHOUSE PROJECT SPECIALIST, HR Req. 031222. WAREHOUSEMAN II/SHIPPING AND RECEIVING CLERK, CONUS-Richmond, HR Req. 030843. WASTE WATER OPERATOR IV, HR Req. 031158. WATER PLANT OPERATOR III, HR Req. 031200. WEB SOFTWARE DEVELOPER I, HR Req. 031639. YOUTH ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, HR Req. 031679. YOUTH SPORTS DIRECTOR, HR Req. 031741. AIRSCAN PACIFIC SUPPLY TECHNICIAN. Responsible for aircraft parts processing and tracking including inventory, hazmat regulations, shipping/receiving, and inspections. Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access and KEAMS required. Must be able to complete the FAA Suspected Unapproved Parts training. E-mail application and resum to or deliver to Building 902. WANTEDCHEAP DIGITAL camera to buy. Call 54210. SCUBA EQUIPMENT, men’s size extra-large or large. Call 53336. NISSAN two-stroke, 30-horsepower engine. Call 51427. LOSTBLACK ATOMIC aquatic split ns, large, at Emon Beach dip tank. Call 52479. FOR SALEANACAPRI powerboat, 25-foot, with 351 Windsor engine, great shing boat, includes 10-foot by 40foot boathouse with cover, see Boat 359 at Lot 307, $26,000. Call John Norris, 51021, home or 51528, work. PLUSH TAN carpet, 9-foot by 12-foot, with some wear, $45 and barbeque grill in fair condition with cover, $40. Call 54210. TAYLOR T5-C1 acoustic-electric guitar, $2,650; Martin DC-1E acoustic-electric guitar, $1,000; Epiphone Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom electric $500; Steinberg Spirit electric guitar, $250 and Peavey electric amp, $120. Call 53329, after 5 p.m. DIVIDER SCREEN, $75; ladies’ rollerblades, size 9, $50; wrist, knee and elbow gear, $5; bookshelf, ts on stair landing, $25; over-window shelf, $15; children’s videos, $6; mini-Beanies, $1 each; snorkel vest, $25; dive boots, $10 and snorkel ns, $10. Call 52459. FISH TANK, 18-gallon currently in use, with fish and everything needed to run it, $75, or best offer includes: bio-wheel, power lter for up to 50-gallon tank, two saltwater test kits, hydrometer, two gravel vacuums (one with hose attached), ve plus kinds of sh food, nets, ick away and Tetra Deep water lter dw18. Call 52591. YOUTH-SIZE drum set, excellent condition, $125 or best offer and Rubbermaid bicycle trailer, $25. Call 53694. FOREST GREEN carpet, 9-foot by 12-foot, $5; berglass telescoping outriggers, never used, $175 and quadrajet four-barrel marine carburetor, less than 25 hours use, $250. Call 52083. ATHENS CROCS, white and orange, women’s size 8, $25. Call 54778 and leave a message. PFALTZGRAFF DINNERWARE, service for eight, includes glasses and companion pieces, ‘village’ pattern, beige and brown, some extra pieces including HELP WANTED


The Kwajalein Hourglass Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 15 The Yokwe Yuk Women’s Club will be hosting a Newcomers’ Coffee at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, at Quarters 227-B. If you have moved to the island in the last few months, come for breakfast and get a chance to meet other island women. Women’s Newcomers’ Coffee Enjoy a romantic evening under the stars on Valentine’s Day with a delectable dinner buffet, a selection of ne wines and tantalizing music in the Public Gardens. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Feb. 14. Ticket cost is $15 per person. Price includes food and souvenir wine glass. Beer, wine and soda will be available for purchase Tickets available in Community Activities of ce through Saturday. four wine glasses, $140 takes all or pieces sold seperately. Call Shari 59121, or come by to see at Quarters 457-B. BEAUTIFUL wrought iron vine and grape-themed sixbottle wine rack to hang on wall. Call 54210. HOBIE CAT, 16-foot, in launch area, blue hulls, new shrouds and trapeze wire set, $600 or best offer. Call Randy, 53643. COMMUNITY NOTICESYOUTH CENTER activities: 6-8 p.m., Friday, girls’ night; 11:30 a.m., Saturday, career luncheon with 1st Sgt. Kenneth Mackey, for students in grades 7-12; homework club, 5-6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, for all students needing help with homework or access to computers for homework. Questions? Call the Youth Center, 53796. THE COMMUNITY is invited to the slide show ‘Indonesia and Yap Dive Odyssey’ by Ivy Springer at the Kwajalein Scuba Club meeting, 7 p.m., Feb. 16, in Community Activities Room 7. Note date change from usual 2nd Wednesday meeting. A short business meeting will follow the slide show. Questions? Call Cowboy, 53979. THE KWAJALEIN Art Guild will hold elections for of cers in February. If interested in holding an of ce, come to the meeting at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 22, in the Art Annex, Building 828. Questions? Call Lexy, 54240. PRIVATE BOAT registration is through the end of February. If you own a jet ski, powerboat, sailing dinghy, keelboat, tender, dinghy or kayak loacted in the handlaunch, mooring or boat lot areas, then it must be rgistered. Call Randy or Paul, 53643. THE ARMED SERVICES Vocational Aptitude Battery Military Entrance Exam will be given: for K and CBadge holders and individuals in the Recruitment Indoctrination Program: from 3 to 7 p.m., Feb. 22 in Community Activities Center Room 1 and from 8 a.m. to noon, Feb. 24 in the CAC Room 6; Ebeye High School students and residents may take the test on Feb. 23, times to be determined, for students only, and from 3 to 7 p.m., Feb. 24, for all other residents at the Ebeye Community Center. C-Badge personnel wishing to take the ASVAB, must call Host Nation Activities of ce at 54848 or 55033 not later than Feb. 21. INDUCTIONS FOR the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society will be in midMarch. Letters have been sent to qulified applicants. Informational meeting will be 3-7 p.m., Friday, to explain the selection process. Questions? Call AnnElise Peterson, 52011. ENJOY AN evening of ballroom dancing, 7-9 p.m., Feb. 24, in the multi-purpose room. Free and open to the community. Adults and high school students welcome. Casual attire. Review class will be 7-7: 30 p.m. Bring your own non-alcoholic beverages. Questions? Call Cheryl or Dick, 51684. Sponsored by the Kwajalein Dance Association. YOKWE YUK WOMEN’S Club Kaleidoscope of Music will be at 7 p.m., March 11-12, in the multipurpose room. Tickets will be on sale by Macy’s West, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday and Feb. 19 and 26, and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., March 5. Questions? Call Jennifer, 50227. THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of State has requested that we use a regular mailing address for both forms DS-82 and DS-11. They will mail passports to your P.O. Box here on Kwajalein but have requested that all forms have a permanent address (Block 14 on DS-11 and Block 12 on DS-82). If you do not have a permanent mailing address stateside please use your P.O. Box and your quarters or BQ Room number. Example:402-D Pine Street, P.O. Box 70, APO, AP 96555. Questions? Call Anne Greene, 55033. CAF PACIFIC is now offering a bi-monthly health and nutrition newsletter titled The Dish The paper is published by KRS nutritionist Torrey Landers and includes in-depth articles on healthy meal choices. Have you missed the NHS Variety show in the past? You have two more chances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Feb. 18, in the multipurpose room. Purchase tickets, 9-11 a.m., Mondays at the mini-mall or at the door.


Wednesday Feb. 7, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 16BLAST, from Page 2 ‘usual suspect’ Hollywood jerks who like to bash America any chance they get. Fortunately, my wife was able to wrestle me to the oor before I could kick in the television screen. Unfortunately, she hasn’t been around sometimes, and I’ve had to buy a lot of new TVs in my life. Now, as far as these protests are concerned, let me say that I was against the Iraq War even before it started. It wasn’t because I thought it was illegal or immoral (I didn’t). And it wasn’t because I was concerned about killing our enemies. As a matter of fact, killing people who want to kill us is just ne with me. No, I was against it because I had read many books on Middle Eastern history and what the British had experienced in Arab countries. Based on that, I was very much afraid that invading Iraq would open up a gigantic, dangerous can of worms in the Middle East. But, if someone questioned going into Iraq during the run up to the war, they were seen as unpatriotic and ‘soft’ on the terrorists. At the time the war started, 70 percent of Americans supported it. There were millions of Americans besides me who didn’t think it was a good idea to go into Iraq. We didn’t feel we were unpatriotic and we sure didn’t want to be soft on terrorists. The vast majority of us who opposed the war never thought it was all America’s fault or that we were bad people because we had the audacity to defend ourselves and seek revenge on murderers. Our thinking wasn’t too complicated . let’s go kill the SOBs, but let’s do it in the right place. It wasn’t that we were anti-war and against destroying our enemies. We were anti-getting involved in Iraq because we didn’t think it was a real threat to us. There’s a big difference between the paci sts wimps, the Hollywood crowd, and far left nuts who blame America for all the world’s ills and think that America is the worst country in the world (although they sure don’t mind living here and being stinking rich) and the rest of us who really want to ght the Global War on Terror. The difference is they don’t want to ght at all, or worse, they think America is the bad guy and the cause of terrorism in the world and that the terrorists are misunderstood. But the rest of us want to ght. We want to ght smart. We want to win the ght against terrorism. We want to beat the bastards like a drum. We’re not against the Global War on Terror — we’re against the way it’s being fought. That’s why normal, average, middle-of-the-road Americans are so frustrated by the Iraq war. We’re frustrated because so many of our resources, so much of our money and so many of our nest young men and women have been used in a place we never had to go. We’re even more frustrated because we’re not stupid. We know what would happen if American troops left Iraq. The Middle East would be a thousand times more dangerous than it was before, if it isn’t already. But we also know what will happen if American troops stay. . the casualties will go on and on and our treasure will continue to be drained away. We know that things we really should be doing to protect ourselves from terrorists and domestic programs we need in our own country are on the back burner, or being ignored altogether because the money that would be needed is being squandered in Iraq. So yeah, millions of us are angry and frustrated out of our wits about this war. But we don’t want the Hollywood crowd and the other left-wing ‘blame America’ jerks speaking for us or becoming the face of protest in the country. That’s not what our anger is about. You see, we love our country, and we want to see her safe and secure and our enemies destroyed. We just want it to be done right and in the right place. I, and millions of other Americans who opposed going into Iraq don’t want anyone, anywhere, to think that we have anything in common with the kind of people who could giggle, laugh, and clap their hands while sitting on an enemy anti-aircraft gun that shot down and killed American iers during the Viet Nam War. To those in the Hollywood crowd and others around the nation who are quick to denounce America, I say this . aren’t you so very lucky to live where people can dissent without fear? Here’s an idea. Why don’t all you Hollywood and ‘blame America’ types travel to Iraq and nd some of those roadside bombs that are killing so many of our troops there? And when you do, why don’t you giggle, laugh, clap your hands and sit on them and rotate? There are millions of us who wouldn’t shed tears if you never came back. 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