The Kwajalein hourglass

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PAGE 1 A H a w a i i a n s a i l i n g c a n o e i s f e a t u r e d d u r i n g t h e Y a c h t C l u b Â’ s S u n s h R e g a t t a h e l d A Hawaiian sailing canoe is featured during the Yacht ClubÂ’s Sun sh Regatta held S u n d a y F o r m o r e o n t h e r e g a t t a s e e P a g e 8 Sunday. For more on the regatta, see Page 8. ( 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)


Saturday, June 16, 2007 The Kwajalein HourglassImmigration can bring greatness or great harm It was a vast land, so immense in its scope it boggled the mind. It was rugged yet beautiful. It had fertile soil waiting to become family farms, lush grass lands waiting to become ranches and forests of timber waiting to become homes, towns and cities. The government and citizens of this incredibly rich and diverse country knew they lacked the resources — mainly manpower — to reap the fortunes that lay before them. The only way the land could be explored, tamed, and begin to ful ll its great promise was to bring in more people to work and settle there. So the country’s government and citizens encouraged immigration by offering land grants, nancial aid and other incentives to those who would come and help them tame their land.Immigrants came slowly, wary of the ruggedness of the country and the See IMMIGRATION, Page 11 Recently, our cabanas have been a major topic of discussion. Our cabanas have been the site of many hours of fellowship with friends and neighbors. 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 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:1,500E-mail: Of cer......Col. Stevenson ReedPublic Affairs Of cer (acting)........Tamara WardEditor......................................Nell Drumheller Graphics Designer..........................Dan Adler Reporter..............................................JJ Klein Distribution..................................C.J. Kemem2 l e t t e r s t o t h e e d i t o r letters to the editor commentarIES USAKA Person of the Week Jinetiptip Club gives help to Marshallese See JINETIPTIP, Page 11 Excuse our cabanasBy Agnes JibkeContributor Nothing is more ful lling and rewarding than seeing Marshallese natives striving for the betterment of their community and their young. In recent months, Jinetiptip members have roamed left to right consulting each other, carried out meetings and performed charity work to pro t not themselves, but their community. As part of their public affairs and involvement on Kwaj and Ebeye, Jinetiptip provided high school graduates with certi cates of achievement as well as cash, acknowledging their twelve years of hard work, discipline, dedication and motivation. I was surprised to learn from Jinetiptip President Maryia deBrum that Jinetiptip was initiated way back in the early 80s. Club rituals, principles and practices are religiously performed as at the time of commencement. Jim Stepchew is co-founder and grand marshall of the annual Spring Break Music Festival. He is the mastermind behind the entire event. He organizes all activities, lines up people and volunteers for everything, secures all required approvals, advertises, sets up tents, picks up trash and cleans up the site afterwards. This year’s event was the seventh annual. A seventh-annual anything is a pretty signi cant accomplishment in the uid community of Kwajalein. See CABANAS, Page 11Thanks go to Ri-Katak Dear Ri-Katak students and families,Words cannot express how touched and overwhelmed we were with our farewell party. Kommol tata for the See RI-KATAK, Page 16Jim Stepchew


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 16, 2007development and public sector capacity building. Interior also provides grants for technical assistance and for the operation and maintenance of buildings, roads and utilities. Additionally, Interior makes annual contributions to a trust fund that will provide income for the Marshalls after Compact grants expire in 2023. In addition to the Marshall Islands, Kempthorne’s visit to U.S.-af liated Paci c island communities included the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau, both freely associated states, and the U.S. territories of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Kempthorne concludes his orientation tour with a visit to American Samoa. As Secretary of the Interior, Kempthorne is responsible for generally administering the Federal Government’s relationship with the U.S. territories (other than Puerto Rico) and administering the nancial assistance provided to the freely associated states under the Compacts of Free Association. The Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands were, prior to becoming sovereign nations, part of the U.S.-administered United Nations Trust Territory of the Paci c Islands. They negotiated with the United States to become independent nations with a unique relationship to the United States known as “free association”. Under this status, the United States is responsible for the defense of the freely associated states and can deny other foreign powers military access to the freely associated states and their waters. Citizens of the freely associated states may migrate to the United States without a visa and live and work there inde nitely. The United States also provides substantial nancial assistance to the freely associated states and makes them eligible for several domestic programs. The terms of this unique status are spelled out in bilateral agreements known as Compacts of Free Association. 3 Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne takes time out of his schedule to visit with some Ebeye youngsters. (Photo by Nell Drumheller)Secretary meets with private, public sectors on Majuro, Kwajalein, Ebeye Kempthorne underscores Interior’s committment to aid Marshall IslandsDepartment of the Interior releaseSecretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne held two days of discussions with leaders in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, reiterating the Department of the Interior’s commitment to work with both the public and private sectors to help meet the critical education and health needs of the Marshallese. At an opening ceremony for new elementary school buildings on Majuro Wednesday, Kempthorne said, “I have seen today in the faces of these students that the future of the Republic of the Marshall Islands is bright. I am proud that the Department of the Interior, through this Compact of Free Association infrastructure grant, is investing in that future.” The new buildings at Rita Elementary School, constructed with Interior funding, will allow the school to educate 1,000 students. Marshall Islands President Kessai Note attended the ceremony with Kempthorne, and First Lady Mary Note cut the ceremonial ribbon. Dozens of students attended the ceremony and sang their school song. In addition to President Note, Kempthorne met with members of the Marshalls’ Nitijela, local of cials and business leaders during his visit to this freely associated state. Kempthorne was accompanied by BJ Penn, assistant secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment; Donald Schregardus, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for Environment; and David Cohen, Interior’s deputy assistant secretary for Insular Affairs. Kempthorne also visited the U.S. Army’s Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site on Kwajalein Island and nearby Ebeye. The test site employs approximately 1,000 Marshallese who live on Ebeye. Col. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander, and a contingent from Kwajalein, joined Kempthorne when he visited Ebeye to see rst-hand the living conditions of residents. He met with healthcare professionals and patients at Ebeye’s only hospital, which was constructed with Interior funding. He also made an unscheduled stop at a park and played basketball with local children.On Majuro, Kempthorne met with representatives from atolls that were affected by U.S. nuclear weapon tests in the Marshall Islands in the 1940s and 1950s. Section 177 of the Compact of Free Association with the Marshall Islands provided for settlement of claims arising out of the nuclear testing programs the United States conducted at Bikini and Enewetak Atolls from l946 to l958. Under Section 177, the U.S. Government has made payments of more than $500 million, which included $135 million for Bikini and Rongelap resettlements. Under the Compact, Interior administers more than $40 million annually in grants to the Marshall Islands for health, education, construction, private sector


Saturday, June 16, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 Hourglass reportsTwo new recreational motor boats are in the water at the Small Boat Marina and ready for rental. The Twin Vee boats recently replaced two vessels that had exceeded their life expectancy explained Paul McGrew, Small Boat Marina supervisor. While similar to boats already in the fleet at the marina, renters should be aware of differences with the Twin Vees that could be costly to repair should they run into trouble.Stainless steel propellers on the Twin Vee engines, although less malleable than the aluminum propellers of the other boats at the marina, “are more destructive upon impact and can possibly damage the lower end unit,” according to McGrew. The price to replace a Twin Vee propeller damaged by hitting the reef would cost up to $400, three times more than the aluminum propellers on boats already in the marina. “It is important to anchor safely away from coral heads, know when the tides are and know the color of coral that is close to the water’s surface,” said McGrew. “Also, with these new boats the engines have been wedged, so the engines need to be slightly trimmed up when going into the seas,” continued McGrew. “Otherwise the boat will plow into the waves and ood the boat.” While the propellers are the main and most expensive difference between the two new boats and the older boats in the marina, the staff at the SBM cautions recreational captains and crews on other points of information renters should be made aware. SBM recreational users should know: • It’s also important for captains to turn off the bilge pumps on all boats. Captains are leaving them on which Small Boat Marina adds two new Twin Vee vessels to rental eetOne of the new Twin Vee vessels docks at the Small Boat Marina. (Photo by JJ Klein)is melting them down and destroying the pumps. Pumps can be turned on to empty the water, but need to be immediately turned off. • Use caution when storing and retrieving gear from the console as it can disrupt the boat instrument wiring. • There is a small live well that will not be hooked up, so do not put sh or anything inside it. Ice coolers are available for rental to store sh. • It is also important not to store the paddles wedged up into the canopy as this will damage the canopy. This will raise the front end of the boat up and allow the boat to ride smoother. • The SBM offers free docking practice from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Sundays and Mondays. Renters are reminded to check boats over for previous damage just as they would a rental car. Ultimately, recreational users are responsible for all vessels rented from the SBM.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 16, 2007 5 By JJ KleinReporterTurning quizzical ‘huh,’ computer experiences into ‘aha,’ light bulb moments for Kwajalein employees is the impetus behind the new computer classes offered on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur by Information Technology Training coordinator Melissa Jones. Although the IT department has offered computer classes in the past, Jones tweaked the class offerings quite a bit since her arrival in March. “Based partly on my experience with adult learners and feedback from a survey I conducted early on, we have changed the face of the training program,” Jones said, “increasing the class offerings to 48 different classes. “It’s a different approach,” explained Jones. “The classes that I have will take you through a pretty good intermediate level, and the reason that I broke them into smaller segments is because people are usually looking for something speci c. They are missing a piece because they learned on their own.” Initially, IT Training offered Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and basic computer skills. The current curriculum includes new applications such as MS Project, Visio and Publisher, and Jones will soon add InfoPath to the list of classes. A Project Management introduction lecture course is also listed in the Class Description manual. What sets this new curriculum apart from previous classes is Jones’ exible approach to training. In addition to teaching 21 public classes each month, Jones also conducts private classes and one-on-one sessions. Private classes are group sessions that are typically project speci c. These sessions customize the curriculum to the speci c needs of the students in the class. “I have a group that is going to go through Project Management but we’re going to use their work as the class curriculum,” Jones explained, “so instead of using generic things that mean nothing to them, we actually use their stuff. They’re taking back something they can use in their job right now.” Not all private classes focus on a speci c work project. Although there are 48 different computer courses, Jones only teaches 21 classes a month and sometimes a class is not available within a speci c time frame. Jones will take a public class curriculum and teach it to a private group at the manager’s request. In one-on-one sessions Jones will come to the user’s work computer to help navigate the student through a speci c application problem, spending 10 minutes or even a couple of hours. U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, KRS, Chugach, AirScan and Kwajalein Police Department employees with a Common Access Card are eligible to participate in the computer classes, which are held on the second oor of Building 602. “Class sessions are either two or four hours. This split is intended to address the needs of two types of learners,” continued Jones “Two hour sessions are for those who bene t from a quick pace and are mostly lecture/ demonstration classes. The four hour [session] is designed for those who prefer more hands on and more in depth discussions about the subject matter. “The thing you’ll learn from the regular classes is lots of tips and tricks, because I give lots of shortcuts,” Jones continued. “I’m going to show you all the ways that I know of. I’m going to tell you what my favorite is and why, and then you pick the one that works. There’s no right way or wrong way.” Students interested in computer classes offered can nd registration information, monthly calendars and course descriptions on the K-drive under K:/Training/IT Training. Jones also sends out a companywide, electronic newsletter notifying interested personnel of the updated curriculum calendars and news regarding computer classes. To register for classes, e-mail registration requests to your supervisor or manager and ask that they forward the request to Jones. To arrange a private class or oneon-one session, e-mail Jones with the details, specifying the material or project to be discussed and the group you want to attend. Class offerings are scheduled to increase as Jones includes many advanced level sessions to the list.“I intend on building curriculum for about 30-35 more classes offering higher levels of expertise, advanced classes, tips and tricks, specialty classes, communication, e-mail etiquette, VBA and Project Management,” Jones said. “These classes will take time to build, but will be added as I nish each instructional guide.” Jones’ goal is to explain the material “in a way that is not mysterious,” and give students all the necessary tools in navigating the various computer applications. Often students are using a hammer when they should be using a screw and she just wants to point them in the right direction. “Many of us that use the Microsoft tools are self-taught and therefore have learned things through trial and error,” Jones said, “my hope is that the classes offer an informative, fun way of ‘ lling in the gaps’ as well as learning new skills and new programs.” Wired, wired world IT trainer employs new way of teaching IT computer trainer, Melissa Jones, assists Pam Duffy with a computer application. (Photo by JJ Klein)


Saturday, June 16, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 See QUALITY OF LIFE, Page 10 Q u a l i t y o f L i f e C o m m i t t e e s p e n d s m o r e Quality of Life Committee spends more t h a n $ 7 4 0 0 0 0 o n c o m m u n i t y i m p r o v e m e n t than $740,000 on community improvement B e a c h r e n o v a t i o n S m a l l B o a t M a r i n a r e p a i r a m o n g p r o j e c t s Beach renovation, Small Boat Marina repair among projects The committee members represent a cross section of the community. A representative and an alternate were designated by each organization’s site manager. Steve Beuby – Community Services, QOL chairman Janette Bishop – Community Services, recorder Simone Smead – Community Activities Romeo Alfred – KRS Human Resources Joe Barnes – Kwajalein Police Department Kimm Breen – KRS controller Jeff Childers – Missile Defense Agency Shelley Childers – High School Tammie Cotton – San Juan Construction Rick Funk – Community Activities Jeff Halliday – Legal Cindy Ehart – Mission Operations Emily Hillman – housewife Ann Hosti – Mission Ops Lloyd Jordan – Logistics Lyn Long – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory Stephen Retjo-MIT/LL Phyllis Mitchell – USAKA Community Services Sara Stepchew – Raytheon Ground Based Radar Prototype Alan Stone – KRS Supply, Logistics Beth Turnbaugh – KRS Hospital Matt Winkler – Roi-Namur Annette Barnhill – Atmospheric Technology Services Company Mark Fair – ATSCWS By Nell DrumhellerEditorAncient Greek philosopher Aristotle, who is generally considered a knowledgeable fellow, said, “The quality of life is determined by its activities.” While he may have been talking about good deeds and life-long pursuits, quality of life within the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll might be linked to recreational pursuits and entertainment. The Quality of Life Funding committee has spent more than $740,000 on community enhancement projects since Kwajalein Range Services became the contractor. The QOL program evolved from the proposal rst made by the Kwajalein Range Services joint venture of Bechtel National and Lockheed Martin when they developed a plan to compete for the contract on Kwajalein. In the proposal they stated that they would team with Chugach, an Alaskan native corporation, if their bid was successful. The Department of Defense gives financial bonuses to companies that pair with native corporations. When KRS was successful in winning the contract bid for USAKA, Chugach was part of the team. The pieces fell into place, KRS has the contract, DoD pays an additional fee to KRS from the Of ce of the Secretary of Defense Indian Fund and, in turn, KRS puts a percentage of the money back into the community via the Quality of Life program. Indian Fund money is over and above normal operating funds from USAKA. In the beginning, the team worked with ideas, as funding was not available. They looked into ways to improve life in USAKA for employees and family members. Beginning in 2004, the money started to trickle in. The updated charter for the IPT is, “To gather input from all demographics of USAKA/RTS in order to develop recommendations to senior management that facilitate the use of Indian Fund expenditures for items that improve the morale and living conditions on the USAKA/RTS community. This committee evaluates and recommends usage of KRS team donations to the USAKA/RTS community.” Determining which programs get funding is an evolving process. Janette Bishop, recorder for the committee, described how the committee identi es the options, “Projects are selected that would improve the morale and living conditions on the USAKA/RTS community, i.e. improve or add to community recreation areas, enhance the life of unaccompanied personnel, provide scholarships, etc. Projects can be big or small.” The committee is far seeing. The committee meets monthly and considers recommendations from all sources. “Each site representative polls their constituents for needs and desires on USAKA/RTS and these recommendations are then presented at the QOL Funding Committee meeting for funding consideration,” Bishop explained. Project recommendations that will be funded by other sources are often rejected by the IPT. Funding is exact. Committee members research the cost of doing a project and must allocate the funds for it. Some of the QOL projects have been inexpensive, while some of have been big-ticket items. The mobile kitchen trailer was purchased by QOL funds for $215,000. It is used to support dining options away from xed-facilities.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 16, 2007 7 Twenty nine servicemembers die in Global War on Terror Q u a l i t y o f L i f e C o m m i t t e e s p e n d s m o r e t h a n $ 7 4 0 0 0 0 o n c o m m u n i t y i m p r o v e m e n t The following 29 U.S. servicemembers have died in the Global War on Terror. Staff Sgt. Juan F. Campos 27, of McAllen, Texas, died June 1 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by insurgents using improvised explosive devices and rocket propelled grenades May 14 in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Sgt. Dariek E. Dehn 32, of Spangle, Wash., died June 2 in Sharkat, Iraq of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Spc. Jacob M. Lowell 22, of New Lenox, Ill., died June 2 near Gowardesh, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using a rocket propelled grenade and small arms re. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Air Assault), 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy. Sgt. Kimel L. Watt 21, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died June 3 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Four Soldiers died June 3 in Thania, Iraq of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash. Killed were: Staff Sgt. Greg P. Gagarin 38, of Los Angeles; Sgt. James C. Akin 23, of Albuquerque N.M.; Sgt. Tyler J. Kritz 21, of Eagle River, Wis. and Sgt. Robert A. Surber 24, of Inverness, Fla. Sgt. Caleb P. Christopher 25, of Chandler, Ariz., died June 3 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood. Sgt. Andrews J. Higgins 28, of Hayward, Calif., died June 5 in Baqubah, Iraq of wounds suffered when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms re. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash. Pfc. Justin A. Verdeja 20, of La Puente, Calif., died June 5 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by insurgents using small arms re. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.Pfc. Timothy R. Vimoto 19, of Fort Campbell, Ky., died June 5 in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by insurgents using small arms re. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle.Italy.Staff Sgt. Timothy B. Cole Jr ., 28, of Missouri City, Texas, died June 6 in As Sadah, Iraq of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, Pfc. Shawn D. Gajdos 25, of Grand Rapids, Mich., died June 6 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by insurgents using improvised explosive devices and small arms re. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Sgt. Matthew Soper 25, of Kalamazoo, Mich., died June 6 in Bayji, Iraq of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1461st Transportation Company (Combat Heavy Equipment), Michigan Army National Guard, Jackson, Mich. Senior Airman William N. Newman 23, of Kingston Springs, Tenn., died June 7 south of Balad, Iraq of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team of the 15th Civil Engineer Squadron, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Sgt. 1st Class Greg L. Sutton 38, of Spring Lake, N.C., died June 6 in Baghdad of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 212th Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley. Sgt. Charles E. Wyckoff Jr ., 28, of Chula Vista, Calif., died June 6 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered from enemy small arms re. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg. Pvt. Scott A. Miller 20, of Casper, Wyo., died June 9 in Baqubah, Iraq of wounds suffered from enemy small arms re. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis. Sgt. Cory M. Endlich 23, of Massillon, Ohio, died June 9 in Taji, Iraq of wounds suffered from enemy small arms re. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis. Staff Sgt. Brian M. Long 32, of Burns, Wyo., died Sunday in Baghdad of wounds suffered from an explosive ordnance. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), Fort Lewis. Airman 1st Class Eric M. Barnes 20, of Lorain, Ohio, died Sunday as a result of an improvised explosive device attack on an Air Force convoy about 100 miles south of Baghdad. He was assigned to the 90th Logistics Readiness Squadron, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. Three Soldiers died Sunday in Karbala, Iraq of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. Killed were: Cpl. Llythaniele Fender 21, of Medical Lake, Wash. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Lewis; Cpl. Meresebang Ngiraked 21, of Koror, Republic of Palau. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Lewis and Spc. Adam G. Herold 23, of Omaha, Neb. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska. Pfc. Cameron K. Payne 22, of Corona, Calif., died Monday in Balad, Iraq of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device that detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Pvt. William C. Johnson 22, of Oxford, N.C., died Tuesday in Baghdad of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley. Lance Cpl. Johnny R. Strong 21, of Waco, Texas., died Tuesday while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Spc. Damon G. Legrand 27, of Lakeside, Calif., died Tuesday in Baqubah, Iraq of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with anti-tank mines, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms re. He was assigned to the 571st Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis.


Saturday, June 16, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass8 pg (Photos by Nell Drumheller) Y a c h t C l u b ’ s S u n f i s h r e g a t t a g i v e s Yacht Club’s Sunfish regatta gives r e s i d e n t s i n t r o d u c t i o n t o s a i l i n g f u n residents introduction to sailing funBy Nell DrumhellerEditorThe members of the Kwajalein Yacht Club opened their arms to the community Sunday and introduced young and old to the sport of sailing, in a variety of forms. Monte Junker, the ‘sun sh king’ or coordinator for the Sun sh Regatta, said the event was, “The chance to get the community to get on the small boats and get a chance to learn to sail and get a taste for sailing.” The Sun sh Regatta is one of two such events held annually by the KYC. Junker said the club holds one in the fall and spring. “A regatta primarily is truly a race, and in this case though, this is more of an event for learning to sail,” Junker explained. “I really hope that we can get a lot more use out of our boats on the island.” The Small Boat Marina has two Hobie cats, five Lazers, and several mono“ An d the Ya cht Club h a s f iv e Su n f i shes an d the r e are quite a f ew ot h er sma ll boats as well. And the community has an excellent opportunit y on this la g oon to go sailing,” Junker said. I t raine d part o f t h e d a y S un d ay, b ut t h at d i d n ’ t seem to keep the waterl overs awa y T h e san d at Hami l ton Beac h w h ere th e event was h e ld was crow d e d especia ll y wit h y oun g peop l e. Wit h t h at m an y c h i ld ren aroun d s a f et y was a concern. “ We h ave t h e l i f eguar d s d own h ere, ” Jun k er sai d “ We a l so h ave p l ent y o f parents an d p l enty o f l i f e j ac k ets; th a t’s the n u m be r o n e th ing. An d we wor k wit h th e k i d s to ma k e sure t h e y can a ll swim, an d we h ave a g oo d swimmin g pro g ram, an d so, it ’ s a pretty sa f e e v e n t o v e ra ll ” Not much of swimmer? J un k er sai d aquatic ta l ent i sn ’ t require d to b e a sai l or. “ Li f e j ac k ets wi ll k eep you a oat, and the salt water k eeps y ou a fl oat. Swimm in g h e l ps, b ut is not a must ” Junker’s been sailing for approximate ly 20 y ears, so the wa te rl i fe i s n ’t n ew to h im. H e s ai d he t ri es to g et on t h e water as o f ten as possible, “At least once a w ee k ; i f m y wi f e wi ll l et me, ” he a dded wi th a s mi le H e s ai d t h e b est t h ing a b out s ai l ing in t h e l agoon is goo d w in d an d c a l m wa te r s The KYC has approxim ate l y 125 mem b ers accor d ing to Jun k er. T h e c l ub ha s sc h edu l ed e v e n ts eac h Satur d a y “ T h e l ast Saturday of each month, Club members teach safety, proper boat handling to community Club members teach safety, proper boat handling to communi Club members teach safety proper boat handling to community safety, proper boat handling to community Club members teach safety, proper boat handling to community safety proper boat h ub members teach safety, proper boat handling to community we have a monthly yacht club meeting, and more of a social hour, and a chance for the kids to get together,” Junker said. “And so we get together and oh, three or four times a year we have social events similar to this. The Commodore’s Ball and the Swashbuckler’s ball as well.” Community members interested in learning more about sailing have some options. “Come see Paul McGrew at the Small Boat Marina or myself, or anybody else on the island who are sailors,” Junker said. “We all like to sail, we’re all willing to teach. And uh, Ed Zehr as well is teaching courses and so if you’re interested, talk to Ed, Paul McGrew or me. We’ll be happy to get you going.”The KYC has the following events scheduled: 6: 30 p.m., June 20, KYC general meeting at the Yacht club; 1 p.m., July 1, Sunday race at the SBM; 6:30 p.m., July 28, Safety is always number one according to regatta coordinator Monte Junker.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 16, 20079 Y a c h t C l u b Â’ s S u n f i s h r e g a t t a g i v e s r e s i d e n t s i n t r o d u c t i o n t o s a i l i n g f u n Children take advantage of a large raft for diving and swimming during the Yacht ClubÂ’s Sun sh Regatta Sunday. Windsurfers join in the action during the regatta. C l u b m e m b e r s t e a c h s a f e t y p r o p e r b o a t h a n d l i n g t o c o m m u n i t y A sailor gets dislodged from his boat. Dave Dethlefsen, left, and Mark Long launch water balloons into the crowd as Danielle Junker and Jim Stepchew look on. Even though the morning started with rain, it didnÂ’t slow down the dozens of children who crowded the sand and water.KYC general meeting at the Yacht club; 1 p.m., Aug. 5, Sunday race at the SBM; 6:30 p.m., Aug. 25, KYC general meeting at the Yacht club; Sept. 3-4, Roi chili cook-off, Roi-Namur; 1 p.m., Sept. 9, Sunday race at the SBM; Sept. 16, Sun sh Regatta; 6:30 p.m., Sept. 29, KYC general meeting at the Yacht club; 1 p.m., Oct. 14, Sunday race at the SBM; time to be determined, Oct. 21, SwashbucklerÂ’s Ball, Yacht Club; 6:30 p.m., Oct. 27, KYC general meeting at the Yacht club; 1 p.m., Nov. 4, Sunday race at the SBM; 6:30 p.m., Nov. 24, KYC general meeting at the Yacht club; 1 p.m., Dec. 2, Sunday race at the SBM; Dec. 16, Parade of Lights and 6:30 p.m., Dec. 29, KYC general meeting at the Yacht club. For more information on the KYC, visit the Web site at .


Saturday, June 16, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10QUALITY OF LIFE from Page 6 The following projects were completed in the past year: • Emon Beach Revitalization Project. This involved putting pavers along the beach walk and setting up some small patio areas along the path. The project also included electrical wiring and lights for the playground. • Small Boat Marina second pier • New Carpet for the Religious Education Building • New fans for the Golf Course and Ivey Gym • Vacuum cleaners for each oor of the bachelor quarters • Roi-Namur projects, new FM transmitter, Tradewinds Theater improvements, TV projects and Outrigger Club upgrades. • Racquetball court oor repair is nearing completion. • School year 2006-2007scholarships. There are several projects in the works. They are: • Roi-Namur tennis court repair • Bathroom for Roi-Namur sports complex • Parrot Head repair on Roi-Namur • Installation of underground irrigation for Roi-Namur golf course • Adult and family pool repair • Re-skin Enniburr school annex One of the upcoming projects is the adult and family pool repair. “The QOL voted for it because they feel the pools are very important to the community as well-used and greatly appreciated recreational assets and their condition was deteriorating so badly that something needed to be done, so a decision to fund was approved,” Smead said. The pools were built in 1952. “The last paint job was approximately ve years ago, typically they are repainted every two or three years but due to funding issues it has been delayed and is de nitely needed,” she said. “The work will entail preparing the surface, making minor repairs to the surface and then repainting the pools.” She added “The details of the work to be accomplished and the timing are still being worked out.” According to Bishop, recommendations are encouraged from the community. Anyone with questions or recommendations should contact a member of the committee. Noble Kaluhiokalani takes a dive at the adult pool during the Kwajolympics. (Photo by Nell Drumheller)Repairs to the family pool are part of the scheduled projects. (File photo) The recent Emon Beach renovation was funded by the QOL Comittee. (Photo by Nell Drumheller)


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 16, 2007 11JINETIPTIP from Page 2 They have been the welcome place for many children and young adults to play games and sing and make music. They even made it into The Hourglass at Christmas for their holiday display. My husband and I have enjoyed you and your children stopping in and feeling at home under the tents. It was always a warming site to see the teens playing Monopoly or playing the guitar under the lights of the cabanas. Unfortunately, our yard was deemed aesthetically unpleasing, and the cabanas had to go. A picture of our yard was displayed at the town hall meeting as ‘what not to do with your quarters.’ We do have many children, and our children have many friends. On occasion, soda cans were left in the rocks and miscellaneous items left about. A number of scooters and skateboards also have made their way into our yard and we have no idea who their owners might be. That’s kind of the Kwaj way. We know that one day the owner will pick them up and away they will go. We have never been bothered by that or worried about it. We know that at times our yard has looked quite lived in, and at other times, much nicer. We will always have a great number of children coming and going from our home. I wouldn’t want it any other way. CABANAS from Page 2 ever-changing, sometimes extremely dangerous weather. There were also people in the new land who hated the immigrants, fought ercely and killed many of them.But the promise of a new beginning, the possibility of owning land and obtaining riches was a powerful lure. The slow trickle of immigrants eventually became a ood. They built the ranches, the farms, towns and cities that the government and the citizens of the country had wanted. They helped tame and settle the land and it gave back with riches beyond compare. But even as the government was reaping the rewards of its immigration policy, it sensed trouble was brewing. Over the years, the immigrants began to outnumber the citizens of the country. They had their own way of doing things. They had not just brought the sweat of their brows with them, they had brought their culture and independent ways of thinking too. The government began to change the way it looked upon immigration and the status of those who had come. It saw danger. It began to break promises of land and nancial aid. The immigrants were told they were going to have to knuckle under to the government and do things the way it had always been done by the citizens of the country. In other words, they were told to assimilate or get out. But the immigrants had found a new home. They had brought their families and staked out a new future for themselves. There wasn’t any way they were going to leave. However, they weren’t going to assimilate either. Most of the immigrants had decided the government was wrong about many things and that they owed no allegiance to it. The government began to use troops to enforce its anti-immigration policy. Thousands of the immigrants were no longer ‘new.’ Their families had been in the land for generations. As far as they were concerned, they had earned the right to stay. They had built, tamed and settled the land, and because many of their ancestors and loved ones had died in the process, they considered themselves full edged citizens and no government was going to tell them differently. They were keeping their land, ranches and farms. They were staying put. And so it came to pass that a small band of men, some of whom had just come to the new land, and some whose families had been there for years, found themselves facing an overwhelming force of government soldiers. They knew they faced certain death, but wouldn’t surrender. That small group of comrades fought bravely in what many thought to be a futile and useless slaughter. But the men who died hoped their sacri ce would inspire fellow immigrants to rise up and ght the country’s government forces. It did. Within a few weeks after those men gave their lives in the dusty town of San Antonio, at a place called the Alamo, an outnumbered immigrant army defeated government troops in a decisive battle and captured the government leader. That battle was fought against the country of ‘old’ Mexico. The victory forced the Mexicans to cede a huge tract of land to the ‘Texians’ and ‘Tejanos’. It became the Republic of Texas.Mexico found out how immigration can add to a country’s greatness or cause irreparable harm. As America now faces an ever growing, seemingly unstoppable immigrant population, the past seems not so distant and the future not so far. IMMIGRATION from Page 2 See JINETIPTIP, Page 16 SEE CABANAS, Page 16According to deBrum the Club is comprised of “Marshallese women residing on Kwaj including other interested female residents, according to our by-laws.” “We’ve gained new members and lost some as af liates PCS’ed,” continued deBrum. Looking back, deBrum concluded that the club has grown overall since it kicked off in the early 80s with a small group. Today it is made up of 30 members which includes Jinetiptips President deBrum, Vice President Leilani Alfred, Club Advisor Lojkar, Secretary Cathy Furgeson, Treasurer Kalani Wase and Messengers Roskey Grundon and Alfreda Ching. “Jine or Jined (mother’s/woman) Tiptip translate to all the workings or products gathered by an individual woman,” said Club Advisor Hemikko Lojkar. “Jinetiptip works for all sorts of meaning in our language,” continued Lojkar. It could also be interpreted as Jinen Ailin Kein which basically means ‘mother of our nation.’ “Jinetiptip could also stand for “mother of a family, one who takes care of the family’s every need in any way,” added deBrum. Jinetiptip is a non-government organization that falls under the wing of Rukjenleen Club which is the Mother Club of all community alliance within Kwajalein Atoll. As stated Jinetiptip is a non-funded NGO that funds its own activities and obtains its nancial means through charity work or events such as the recently successful BINGO held on Ebeye. Bingo is one of the fastest means of coming up with funds, says deBrum. “We would like to sell barbecue plates on U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll as other means of raising


Saturday, June 16, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 Monday Chinese pepper steak Cornish game hen Mussels in wine sauce Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Pork tenderloin Fish and chips Chicken hekka Grill: Turkey sandwichWednesday Roasted turkey Honey ham Bread stuf ng Grill: Tuna meltThursday Beef and broccoli Garlic mahi mahi Orange sesame chicken Grill: Cheese sandwich Friday Lemon chicken Beef/Parmesan pasta Roast pork butt Grill: Beef sandwichJune 23 Roi beef stew Buffalo wings Macaroni and cheese Grill: Barbecued burritosCaf Roi DinnerSundayMaple pork loin Roasted spicy chicken Baked red snapperMondayBeef tortellini Calzones Vegetable du jourTuesdayBeef tips/gravy Broccoli/apple stew Herb grit cakesWednesdayRib eye steak Chicken piccatta Spinach fettucciniFridayGreek gyro bar Chicken fricassee Cranberry pork chopsThursdayCountry-fried steak Chicken gumbo Fried cat shTonightBarbecued brisket Turkey drumsticks Seafood NewburgSundayChicken Ribs Sausage Grill: Brunch station openKRS has the following job openings. For contract hire positions, call Dennis Lovin, 256890-8710. For all others, call Carolyn Veirup, 51300. 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. ON ISLAND HIRES AC&R TECHNICIANS I, full-time, Kwaj Ops., HR Reqs. K050009 and K050010 ADMIN ASSISTANT I, chapel full-time position, HR Req. K050089 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I, Full-time, Tradex. HR Req. K050087 BEAUTICIAN, casual position, HR Req. K031351 BINGO CALLER, casual position, HR Req. K031423 CARPENTER III, full-time, Kwaj Ops., HR Req. K050047 CASHIER, Full-time, Roi Gimbel’s. HR Req. K050086. Enniburr residents, please apply with Annemarie Jones. CUSTODIAN II, full-time, Roi Operations, HR Req. K050048 GENERAL MAINTENANCE I, full-time, Kwaj Ops., HR Req. K050044 GRAPHICS DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR. Temporary, casual position with exible hours. Must have proven graphic design skills and experience. Req. K050083. HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS II, full-time, Kwaj Ops., HR Reqs. K050038 and K050039 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR IV, full-time, Solid Waste Mgmt., HR Req. K050043 MECHANIC – SCOOTER SHOP II, full-time position, Automotive. HR Req. K031360 PAINTER III, full-time, Kwaj Ops., HR Reqs. K050037 and K050042 PLUMBER/PIPEFITTER II, full-time, Utilities, HR Req. K050040 PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK, full-time position, Automotive. HR Req. K031250 REGISTERED NURSE, casual position, HRK050085 SAFETY TECHNICIAN II, full-time, Kwaj Ops., HR Req. K050046 SHEETMETAL WORKER II, full-time, Kwaj Ops., HR Req. K050011 SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, Education Department, HR. Req. K031285 TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT. Temporary positions on a casual basis. Must have proven administrative skills in Microsoft of ce applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). TRAFFIC AGENT I, part-time, 20 hours per week, air eld operations, HR Req. K05000 CONTRACT HIRES (A) accompanied (U) unaccompanied Even numbered requisitions=CMSI: odd numbered requisitions=KRS AC &R TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 031378 U BUYER II, HR Req. 031837 Richmond, Calif. U CALIBRATION TECHNICIAN III, HR Reqs. 031865 and 031913 U CAPTAIN,100T, HR. Req. 031392. U CARPENTER II, III, IV; HR. Reqs. 031348, 031346, 031350 and 031442 U CDC/SAS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/ INSTRUCTOR LEAD HR Req. 031847 U CERTIFIED TEACHER, HR Reqs. 031747, 0313813 and 031929 U CHIEF ENGINEER, HR. Req. 031438. U COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN II, III, HR Reqs. 031941 and 031803, 031883 and 031885 U CONTRACTS PURCHASES SPECIALIST, HR. Req. 031851 U CYS TECHNOLOGY LAB LEAD, HR Req. 031851 U DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR III, HR Req. 031767 A Monday Breaded pork cutlet Ranch stew Chicken peapod stir-fry Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Herb-baked chicken Broiled mahi mahi Sesame ginger tofu Grill: French dipWednesday Meatloaf and gravy Breaded chicken strips Vegetarian stir-fry Grill: Cheese sandwichThursday Chicken fajitas Pork carnitas Chorizo enchildadas Grill: Rancho burger Friday Spaghetti Chicken corn sautŽ Fish and chips Grill: Girabaldi subJune 23 Pork adobo Beef/cheese turnovers Sweet/sour chicken Grill: BLTCaf Pacific DinnerSundayPenne/Italian sausage Veal Alfredo Ono casinoMondaySwiss steak Tuscan chicken Rice casseroleTuesdaySweet/sour pork Chicken sukiyaki Korean beef steakWednesdayCarved London broil lemon-herb chicken Chef's choiceFridayPancake supper Beef brisket Szechuan pork stir-fryThursdayOven-fried chicken Chinese oxtail stew Red beans in brothTonightTurkey with gravy Parker ranch stew Green bean casseroleSundayKwaj fried chicken Salisbury steak Chef's choice Grill: Brunch station HELP WANTEDReligious Services Catholic Saturday Mass, 5:30 p.m., in the small chapel. Sunday Mass, 9:15 a.m., in the main chapel. Mass on Roi is at noon, in Roi chapel. Protestant 8 and 10:45 a.m., Sunday and Roi-Namur service at 4 p.m.Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. Latter-day Saints 10 a.m., Sunday, in Corlett Recreation Center, Room 3. Baptist 9:40 a.m., Sunday, in elementary school music room. Church of Christ 10 a.m., Sunday, in Quarters 442-A.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 16, 2007 13DESIGNER/PLANNER IV, HR Req. 031308 U DRAFTER II, HR Req. 031396 U DRAFTSMAN III HR Req. 031873 U DRIVER II, HR. Req. 031905 Honolulu ELECTRICIAN II, HR Req. 031224 U ELECTRICIAN III, HR Reqs. 031224, 031210, 031330, 031332, 031370, 031372, 031408, 031412 and 031452 U ELECTRICIAN IV, HR Reqs. 031302, 031304, 031380 and 031414 U ELECTRICIAN LEAD, HR Req. 031448 U ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN I, II, III, HR Reqs. 031719, 031743, 031383 and 031593 U ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR HR Req. 031907 A ENGINEER, HR Req. 031436 U FACILITIES ENGINEER IV, HR Req. 031240 A FIELD ENGINEER HR Req. 031729 U FIELD ENGINEER II, HR Req. 031753 A FIRE INSPECTOR, HR Req. 031426 U FIRE SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031428 U FIREFIGHTER, HR Reqs. 031268, 031270, 031312, 031316, 031318, 031368, 031430 and 031450 U FIREFIGHTER/EMT, HR Reqs. 031278 and 031388 U HARDWARE ENGINEER II, III, HR Reqs. 031733 and 031897 A HOMEWORK CENTER LEAD, HR Req. 031835 U HOUSING INSPECT/EST/MAINT SPECIALIST, HR Req. 030390 U HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER, HR Req. 031873 U IT PROJECT PLANNER II HR Req. 031887 A KWAJALEIN POWER PLANT, MECHANICAL LEAD HR Req. 031374 A LEAD FIRE INSPECTOR, HR Req. 031424 U LEAD WELDER, HR Req. 031198 U MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST, MECK HR Req. 031386 U MANAGEMENT & STANDARDS ANALYST III HR Req. 031290 U MANAGER, ENGINEERING & PLANNING, HR Req. 031262 A MASONRY III, HR Req. 031336 U MATERIAL DISPOSAL SPECIALIST HR Req. 031911 U MECHANIC III, IV, HR Reqs. 031418, 031432, 031246 and 031434 U MECK POWER PLANT MECHANIC III, HR Req. 031286 MISSION PLANNER III, HUNTSVILLE, HR Req. 031757 MISSION TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, HR Req. 031799 A MMW OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, HR Req. 031945 U NETWORK ENGINEER III–MO, HR Req. 031227 A OPERATOR, SPACE SURVEILLANCE, HR Req. 031697 U PAINTER III, HR Req. 031366 U PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, HR Req. 031449 A PLANT TECHNICIAN II, III, HR Reqs. 031947 and 031949 U PLUMBER PIPEFITTER III HR Req. 031354 U PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK III, HR Req. 031420 U PROGRAMMER/ ANALYST-PAYROLL SUPPORT, HR Req. 031349 U PROGRAMMER/ ANALYST-SUPPLY and MAINT, HR Req. 031841 A PROJECT CONTROLS ENGINEER III, HR Req. 031252 U PROJECT CONTROLS ENGINEER III, HR Reqs, 031252 U and 031925 A PROJECT PLANNER II, HR Req. 031296 A PROJECT PLANNER III, HR Req. 031843 A PROPERTY SPECIALIST I, HR Req. 031875, U PUBLIC INTERNET SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR, HR Req. 031763 U RADAR TECHNICIAN II, III, HR Req. 031717 U RADIO/TV BROADCASTER/OPERATOR HR Req. 031839 U REGISTERED NURSE, HR Req. 031871 U REPORTER, HR Req. 031933 U RMI EMPLOYEE RELATIONS MANAGER HR Req. 031899 A ROI-NAMUR POWER PLANT, ELECTRICIAN II, HR Req. 031220 U SAFETY ENGINEER, HR Req. 031891 A SECURITY SPECIALIST, III. HR Req. 031893 A SERVER ADMINISTRATOR III HR Req. 031819 A SHEET METAL WORKER III, HR Reqs. 031446 and 031422 U SIX SIGMA BLACK BELT, HR Req. 031817 A SOFTWARE ENGINEER IV, HR Req. 031751 A SPACE SURVEILLANCE OPERATOR, HR Reqs. 031619, 031915 and 031903 U SR FLIGHT SAFETY RF FIELD ENGINEER, HR Req. 031627 U SR PROJECT CONTROLS SUPERVISOR, HR Req. 031745 A STYLIST, HR Req. 031823 U SUPERVISOR, HAZARDOUS WASTE, HR Req. 031400 A SUPERVISOR, CONFIGURATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT, HR Req. 031821 A SUPERVISOR, BODY SHOP/LT VEH MAINT, HR Req. 031196 A SUPERVISOR, PURCHASING HR Req. 031923 Richmond, Calif. SUPERVISOR SECURITY, HR Req. 031937 U SYSTEMS ENGINEER III and IV, HR. Reqs. 031909, 031939, 031797 and 031749 A WAREHOUSEMEN LEAD, HR Reqs. 031360, 031398 and 031416 U WELDER IV, HR Req. 031444 U RTS ATSC, RTS Weather Station, has an immediate opening for an electronics technician. Training and experience in radar maintenance and repair is critical; work with weather radars is preferred. ATSC maintenance technicians: Survey, install, maintain and repair a wide variety of scienti c instrumentation and communications systems. Background in telemetry, analog and digital circuitry, PC and LINUX/UNIX operating systems highly desired. Unaccompanied position. ATSC is an equal opportunity employer offering a highly competitive salary and bene ts package. For information, call 51508. WANTEDGAME BOY color games,, to buy. Call Matt, 53966 or 53396. THREE-WHEEL bike, to buy. Call Jean, 53585, home, or 53596, work. SCUBA GEAR to borrow or purchase for family visiting July 5-16, men’s size large buoyancy compensator with regulator and gauges, female size medium buoyancy compensator with regulator and gauges. Call Steve or Paula, 54105. LOST IPOD Nano, white with scratches, crack in screen and airline headphones, at Small Boat Marina. Call Laura, 52823. MULTI-COLORED PURSE taken at graduation party June 2 at Emon Beach. Call 53500. No questions asked. REGULATOR, OCTOPUS and gauges, at ski boat area on June 5. Call 55119. KODAK POWERFLASH camera on Paci c Drive near Trailer 708, across from bus stop. Call Alan Stone, 55074. FOUNDCANON POWERSHOT A620 digital camera, in plastic stay-dry bag. Call 58222. PATIO SALESUNDAY, 8-11 a.m., Trailer 562. PCS sale. Rubbermaid outdoor storage unit, household items, of ce/computer desk, sofa loveseat and Jenn-Air gas grill. MONDAY, 7 a.m.-?, Quarters 223-A. PCS sale. Fishing Lures, extra-large buoyancy compensator, bath towels and shoes MONDAY, 7-11 a.m., Quarters 410-A. PCS sale. Everything must go. MONDAY, 7:30-11 a.m., Reef Bachelor Quarters Room 118. PCS sale. Sony 27-inch color TV, $275; 6-foot by 8-foot magenta carpet, $10; record albums, $1 each; concrete cinder blocks, $1 each; Flowbee hair cutting system, $50 lamp shades, $4 each; extension that goes between bachelor quarters entertainment centers, $25 and snorkel vests.


Saturday, June 16, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 14 FOR SALEUPRIGHT BASS, 3/4, with carrying case,$300; new tableware service for eight, $20; cassette Walkman with tune belt, $10; Cyber-Shot Sony Camera, 1.3 mega pixels, with carrying case, $30; oor lamp, $20; 32-inch TV, $100 and hiking/travel back pack, $70. Call 51992. BUOYANCY COMPENSATOR, never used, Seaquest Pro QD, medium; scuba system: DACOR Viper regulator and octopus with Sportster computer Console with analog SPG, $1,000; Scubapro Ladyhawk small buoyancy compensator; scuba system: Sherwood Brut Regulator and Octopus with console (direction, depth, pressure), $900. Call home, 59786 or work 52151. COMPLETE SCUBA OUTFIT including buoyancy compensator, regulator set with computer, weights and belt, mask, snorkel, ns and dive bag, all in good condition. Call 52244. CUSTOM PATIO canopy for 400-series house, see behind Quarters 425-A, $300; dishwasher, $200; several at-pack bookshelves, $10-20; cabinets Army Ball bus route Armed Forces Entertainment presentsAnthemReggae band at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at Emon BeachCheck out the band at J a m m i n Â’ t o JamminÂ’ to a d i f f e r e n t b e a t a different beat!$50 and plants $5-50. Call 54352, home or 53020, work PCS SALE. Gas grill, $60; toaster over, $10; computer table with shelves, $50 and Kwajcondition bikes, available July 23, $5-30. All prices negotiable. Call 59154. SONY 8MM Handy-Cam model CCD-TR87 video camera, purchased new and includes all manuals, cables, leather carrying case and original box, has had minimal use, like new, will give demo on operation, includes tripod, $150 for all. Call 52642. NEW 14K gold bands, size 8 and 12. Call 54168. Sofa with twin-size spring bed, $150; recliner $75; small entertainment center $50; Play Station 2 with four games, $75; small kitchen table with two stool chairs, $60; DVD/tape player combo, $100; 36-inch TVs, $75 each and remote control parts for Traxxas Tmaxx. Call 53734. FOUR-SPEED Kwaj bike, $25; bicycle air pump, $10; Pelican-style cart, $35 and master key lock box, like new, $20. Call 52741. THE INDEPENDENCE DAY Beach Blast is coming soon! Plan to celebrate KwajAmerican style on July 4th at Emon Beach. There will be activities all day including Baggo and volleyball tournaments, plenty of fun and games, and a spectacular fireworks display. Please watch The Hourglass and Roller for details or call Kim at 53331. UNDERWATER OLYMPUS 4040 digital camera, Ikelite housing, two Ikelite DS 50 strobes, deluxe ball and socket arms, wide angle lens, close up lens, color correction lter, rechargeable batteries, custom pelican case, $2,500. Call 55006. KITE BOARDING complete package: Four-line Naish 13.5-meter ( at area) AR5 kite that holds air in all bladders and ies great, package includes kite, bar, lines, new extra-large harness with spreader bar, board with bindings and travel bag, $900 for all; Exersaucer, $40 and Leapfrog Learning Center, $15. Both items like new. Call 55176 or 54168. STURDY WOOD activity table, 31-inch by 40inch, with raised sides and felt play surface, free to a good home. Perfect for Legos. Call Steve, 52704. MESA BOOGIE all tube guitar amp, three channels, 45 Watts plus 12-inch speaker with foot switch, each channel has independent equalizer gain, mode, and reverb control, recording out and mute switch for headphone use and boost switch for leads, excellent condition, $700. Call 58880, weekdays. MASK, SNORKEL, size 11 ns and boots, brand new, used ve times, paid $140, will take $110 or best offer; small beach chair and small cooler. Email or call 51888. ELECTRONIC PRO FORM crosswalk treadmill with power incline and cushion base to protect joints and reduce stress, control console displays speed, time, distance, calories/fat calories burned, looks new and folds to save space, originally $800, will sell for $400. Call 53640, 4-8 p.m. SONY Surround Sound receiver with ve speaker system and DVD player, $200; 27-inch at screen TV, $250; gas grill with skillet and deep dish, $150; kite boarding gear, includes two kites, learning board and video, $300; three windsurfers, two sails and storage area extras, $650, and full-size deck There will be two buses starting at 5:05 p.m. at the corner of 6th Street and Lagoon Road. The buses will also take Ball participants home after the event is over.Bus one will start at the corner of 6th Street turning right on Poinseitia Street turning left on Heliotrope Street to 6th Street turning right on Palm Street veering off to the left on Paci c Drive. The bus will continue on Paci c until it reaches Nike Drive and the high school. Then the bus will let personnel off. The bus will turn left onto Lagoon Road, right turn onto Redstone Street, right turn onto Ocean Road until it reaches the High School where the bus will let personnel off. The bus route will then start over. Bus two will start at the corner of 6th Street turning right on 5th Street, make a left onto Taro Street to 4th Street, make a right onto Pine Street to Ocean Road, turn left onto 3rd Street to Sprint Loop to 3rd Street to Ocean Road to the high school where the bus will let personnel off. The bus route will then start over.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 16, 2007 15Caf Pacific will hold a Independence Day weekend brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., July 1.Menu includes char-broiled spareribs, barbecued chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs, baked beans, ham and cheddar quiche, corn-on-the-cob, biscuits and honey, watermelon, coleslaw and apple pie. (Menu subject to availability)Enjoy a jazzy night with Suza Goltz playing blues and jazz at 7 p.m., Sunday, at the Yuk Club. I n d e p e n d e n c e Independence D a y b r u n c h Day brunchThe Army and Air Force Exchange Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for 1-2 p.m., Monday, in Corlett Recreation Center Room 6. The forum will be questions and answers on what AAFES will provide for the residents of Kwaj. For more information, call Tamara Ward, 51403. Kwaj Bingo will be Thursday at the Yokwe Yuk Club. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m., Bingo play begins at 6:30 p.m. Blackout at 47 numbers with a $550 jackpot prize. Windfall completion at 37 numbers with an $1,850 prize. Bring your identi cation to play. Must be 21 to enter and play.and awning for trailer, $300. Call 51161. LIGHTWEIGHT portable DVD player, 7-inch widescreen, brand new in box, $100. Call 54676 after 5 p.m. LIKE NEW, mid-size refrigerator for boathouse or of ce, $100; computer desk with printer stand and slide out tray, $25; Schwinn 21-speed aluminum frame bike with extras, $125; lots of plants, $5-35 each or rst $200 takes all, come see at Quarters 137-D, and two chair umbrellas, $5 for both. Call 51925 after 5 p.m. CULLIGAN WATER ltration system, $125; Connelly Premier water-skis, $100; brand new Magic Bullet mini blender set, $75; Ensoniq KS-32 piano/synthesizer with separate ampli er, stand and bench, $1,000; guitar amp, $700; electric guitar, $150; Kenwood receiver amp with two-way Pioneer speakers and dual cassette deck, $200; and 26-inch TV with antenna, $100. Call 54434. CANON DIGITAL REBEL 6MP SLR camera includes 18-55mm lens, dual battery attachment, remote shutter release and Aquatica aluminum underwater housing with zoom gear to t included lens, dome port for wide-angle lens not included, $1,000 for all. Call 54013, after 12 p.m. UPRIGHT PIANO, $100 or best offer; beautiful 40-gallon aquarium with accessories, $50; dehumidi er, $50; wood cabinet with shelves, $10, and beautiful healthy plants, $5-$20. Call 51031. COMMUNITY NOTICESATTENTION ALL SCUBA DIVERS. The bad diver list will be posted in the Kwajalein Scuba Club tank house and shared with the Roi Namur Dolphins club as of today. Your name will be on this list if you have not yet seen the mandatory U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll unexploded ordnance brie ng. To view this brie ng now,contact a quali ed member of the RoiNamur or Kwajalein Scuba Clubs. A MEETING OF ALL Freemasons of Kwajalein Atoll will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, at the VetsÂ’ Hall. All Master Masons on Kwajalein, Roi and Ebeye are invited to attend. For information, call Doug Hepler, 52681. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday and 6 p.m., Sunday. Location to be determined. For more information about Alcoholics Anonymous on Kwajalein and meeting location, Call 52338. MONTHLY ISLAND Orientation begins at 12:45 p.m., June 28th, in Community Activities Center Room 6. It is required for all new island arrivals. The island orientation is not recommended for family members under 10. Questions? Call 51134. GRACE SHERWOOD LIBRARY asks that all patrons please return library material and square away nes before going on vacation this summer. Library material is not supposed to go on vacation with you. Also, remember the library when you are sorting through your books, DVDs and Videos. Your donations are greatly appreciated. WHILE THE ski dock is being repaired, only a maximum of four skiers are allowed in the ski boat. Contact the Small Boat Marina with any further questions at 53643. LOOKING FOR A way to find out whatÂ’s going on in the community? Check out the new Community Activities Calendar of Events for June 2007-May 2008. Copies of the calendar can be picked up in the Community Activities Of ce, the Grace Sherwood Library, and the boxes at the post of ce. Electronic copies of the calendar can be accessed through the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Web Community Page. NEW YOUTH CENTER summer operation hours will be 12:30-9:00 p.m., TuesdayFriday, 12:3010:00 p.m., Saturday, and 1-10:00 p.m., on Sunday. These hours will be effective through August 23.YOUTH SERVICES would like to congratulate Leimamo Wase for being chosen as the BGCA S.T.A.R. award nominee. Leimamo was chosen for her hard work and dedication Come and get it, yÂ’all AMERICAN RED CROSS Certi ed infant swimming lessons for mothers and babies, 6-18 months old. The three week course begins at 9 a.m., June 26, and is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To sign up call Cris at 52935.


Saturday, June 16, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 16Three times the charm Armed Forces Entertainment presents the American Idol-featured Maynard Triplets The group will perform at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, at Emon Beach. Check out for more info about the band.JINETIPTIP from Page 11 RTS WeatherSunday: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE at 7-13 knots. Monday: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 7-13 knots. Tuesday: Partly sunny, 40 percent showers. Winds: NE at 7-13 knots. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, 60 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 8-14 knots. Thursday: Moslty Sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 7-13 knots. Friday: Mostly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 7-13 knots. June 23: Mostly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: NE at 8-14 knots. Annual total: 28.00 inches Annual deviation: -5.35 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Sun Moon Tides Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High tide Low tideSunday 6:31 a.m./7:09 p.m. 8:14 a.m./9:16 p.m. 5:26 a.m., 4.7’ 12:00 p.m., -0.5’ 5:56 p.m., 3.2’ 11:40 p.m., -0.1’ Monday 6:31 a.m./7:09 p.m. 9:13 a.m./10:06 p.m. 6:07 a.m., 4.5’ 12:40 p.m., -0.3’ 6:36 p.m., 3.1’ Tuesday 6:32 a.m./7:10 p.m. 10:07 a.m./10:51 p.m. 6:46 a.m., 4.2’ 12:21 a.m., 0.1’ 7:18 p.m., 2.9’ 1:20 p.m., 0.0’ Wednesday 6:32 a.m./7:10 p.m. 10:57 a.m./11:32 p.m. 7.26 a.m., 3.9’ 1:01 a.m., 0.4’ 8:01 p.m., 2.8’ 2:01 p.m., 0.2’ Thursday 6:32 a.m./7:10 p.m. 11:43 a.m./ 8:07 a.m., 3.5’ 1:45 a.m., 0.7’ 8:51 p.m., 2.7’ 2:43 p.m., 0.5’ Friday 6:32 a.m./7:10 p.m. 12:27 p.m./0:09 a.m. 8:53 a.m., 3.1’ 2:36 a.m., 1.0’ 9:50 p.m., 2.7’ 3:30 p.m., 0.7’ Saturday 6:32 a.m./7:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m./0:45 a.m. 9:48 a.m., 2.8’ 3:42 a.m., 1.2’ 11:00 p.m., 2.7’ 4:24 p.m., 0.8’To those of you who were offended by our quarters, we are sorry. To those of you who enjoyed our quarters, thanks for all the great memories that we shared over the delicious food, beautiful songs, warm sentiments, exquisite handicrafts, and most importantly, the gift of your friendship. It has been an honor and privilege for each of us to be a part of your child’s education and we will miss you all.A huge kommol tata to Pam Duffy, past four years. We will remember them as the highlight of our tour. — Annette Butler CABANAS from Page 11 Mary Harris-Wiehe, Rosita Sawej, Atota Matthew, and Hardin Lelet for organizing such a fabulous night, and to Aina Namon and her crew for barbecuing. Thanks again for your kindness and generosity. You have touched our hearts, given us a home, and we will be forever grateful. We may not have RI-KATAK from Page 2 known where the Marshall Islands were before we came, but we will never forget how to get back here. — Angie Sinnott, Janice Riordan, Cheryl DeLong, Maureen Irwin, Lynn Booth, Diane Hamill, Eric Nelson, and Steve Howell funds for the Club, but sometimes we have to meet the USAKA Regulations. We thank Lt. Col. Jeff Klein as he usually assists the club when needed. Nonetheless, the Bingo was a big success, which raised over $9,000. Jinetiptip members, I proudly salute you with gratitude and high hopes that you will continue to work with and for our community. All you ladies deserve a big round of applause for all your unacknowledged behind the scene action in making things happen in our tiny community. Thank you.”