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The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 T o m m y G r e e n e p r a c t i c e s p a s s i n g d r i l l s a s c o a c h J a s o n K e t t e n h o f e n l o o k s o n d u r i n g t h e Tommy Greene practices passing drills as coach Jason Kettenhofen looks on during the C h i l d a n d Y o u t h S e r v i c e s b a s k e t b a l l c l i n i c h e l d W e d n e s d a y i n C o r l e t t R e c r e a t i o n C e n t e r Child and Youth Services basketball clinic held Wednesday in Corlett Recreation Center G y m F o r m o r e o n t h e b a s k e t b a l l c l i n i c s s e e P a g e 6 Gym. For more on the basketball clinics, see Page 6. ( 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, Aug. 4, 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 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. KememChief back from vacation, ready for new business See HEARTS, Page 8 commentaries USAKA Person of the Week William BoutoWar on Terror won’t be won or lost on battle eld, but in American heartsI was watching Hardball with Chris Matthews a while back and it was being broadcast from a college campus with a student audience. Of course, Hardball is a political program and the topics were all about politics and policies. The discussion turned to the Iraq War. When Matthews asked the students in the audience what their views on the war were, there was quite an acrimonious exchange between those who supported the war and those who were against it. Many of the pro-war students vehemently argued that the United States should stay in Iraq no matter what the cost in lives and treasure because we can’t afford to lose there, and the chaos and violence that would erupt if American troops left would be horrendous. Those students seemed very passionate about their support of the war. The students against the war were equally as passionate. But the most interesting, and to me most troubling, moment came when Matthews asked those passionately pro-war students — by a show of hands — how many of them would be willing to serve in the military to ght the War on Terror either in Afghanistan or Iraq. Well, not a single hand was raised. I’d like to say I was stunned, but I wasn’t. It was a perfect example of just how I am nally at the point in my time here on Kwaj where I can no longer be considered a “newby”. It is amazing how fast the time has gone by, but I have of cially been on island for a full year. Jackie and I have taken the opportunity to go back to the states and visit with our children and grandchildren as well. Although it was great to see them all, Jackie and I are glad to be home, here on Kwaj and the life we have grown to love and embrace as our own. Back on the job and in the thick of things, it has been brought to my attention that some of our residents have been made victims of some petty crimes. In particular, there have been some thefts of purses and wallets from bicycle baskets while the victims were inside one of the retail establishments on Main Street. Not enough can be said about the importance of insuring such items are secured. But, I want it to be realized that just because someone doesn’t See CHIEF, Page 8 William Bouto works in Information Technology. Anytime he comes to your of ce the problem is xed. He will not get up and leave until he has a satis ed customer. He is very smart and if given the choice, everyone would request him. He is extremely courteous and professional at all times. He also seems to smile all the time. We need more like him on this contract.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 3 Learning leadershipHourglass reportsTwo youths and a youth leader represented Kwajalein at a Paci c region teen forum in June in Hawaii.Wardell T. Harless, Samantha Larson and Jason Kettenhofen of Kwajalein participated in the 2007 Paci c Army Youth Leadership Forum “The Winners Camp” on Kamehame Ridge between Hawaii Kai and Waimanalo Oahu, Hawaii June 16 – 21.“We wanted to intake everything we learned at the forum to make a better person and leader out of us,” Harliss said. “We can honestly say that we learned more than originally expected. The significant impact this conference has done to our character is much more than anyone can guess.” Approximately 30 teen participants, and their youth advisors, from Alaska, Hawaii, Japan and Kwajalein attended and participated in the week that focused on coping with deployment, character education, leadership development, service-learning, teambuilding, and programming that focused on sports and tness and nutrition according to Kettenhofen. “The theme ‘Take the Challenge’ was chosen by members of the Paci c Army Teen Panel who also had input into the schedule and activities selected. They also worked on committees and taught some sessions,” he said. This event is organized and coordinated annually by staff with the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Paci c Child and Youth Services. This was the rst year Kwajalein sent participants to the Paci c Youth Leadership Forum. “We learned that Kwajalein isn’t unique in many of our youth problems and that other installations share, for the most part, the same problems,” Larson said of her time in Hawaii. According to Kettenhofen, the objectives of the conference included: • To acquire skills to cope with deployments • Participate in a servicelearning experience • Promote Character Counts, especially during youth sports programs and to learn to make healthy life choices and program choices that reflects the Army Core Values • Develop youth leadership and teamwork skills • Learn about the Army Teen Chain of Communication and how youth issues are addressed by Army senior leadership • Explore technology through animation and web design. • Learn about a program topic that they can teach at their installations. This year’s program will focus on sports, tness and nutrition. • Take a leadership role in their Youth Center during the coming year. The purpose of Youth Leadership Forum was to train teens and Army youth service staff and provide opportunities for them to gain leadership skills, Kettenhofen said. “Youth Leadership Forum is to support the goal of Youth Programs Kwaj youth join peers at Pacific region forum in Hawaiito promote positive youth development through the provision of opportunities for young people to develop the skills they will need to become successful and contributing members of our communities,” he added. “Samantha and Wardell are Pacific Teen Panel members,” Kettenhofen said. They were chosen to attend the conference because they are Army youth, are active participants in Kwajalein’s youth program, meet the age requirements of 13-18 and in grades from 8 to 11 and had not previously attended a youth leadership forum. While one of the objects of the forum was to help youth learn how to acquire skills to cope with deployments, Harless admitted that didn’t t this community, “We were the only installation of mostly civilians and consequently we also had no deployment issues with our youth.” The two junior advisors summarized, “Many things surprised us at the conference. One of those things was how close we became with the other youth and how much it seemed like they were listening to the directions both of us gave them.”The week was lled with activities and opportunities to learn. “The biggest reward was knowing not only that we impacted the lives of others, but that so many impacted our life in such a short time,” Larson said. They both admitted that juggling all the different assignments and trying to constantly keep up with the pace of the day on minimal sleep were challenging.Kettenhofen said that ideally, the forum would be held annually. The last Paci c Youth Leadership Forum was held in 2005 at Kilauea Military Camp on Hawai’i. The U.S. Army, IMCOM Paci c provided funding for the trip. Samantha Larson, left and Wardell Harless, fourth from left, joined other Paci c area students at the Paci c Teen Forum held in June in Hawaii. (Photo courtesy of Jason Kettenhofen)


Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 The Kwajalein HourglassPetraeus says the way forward in Iraq is hard, troops will need to remain for foreseeable future4By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service The United States will retain some presence in Iraq for the foreseeable future, the commander of Multinational Force Iraq said Tuesday. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus told Diane Sawyer on ABC’s Good Morning America that the American people understand that the United States cannot completely “unhook” from Iraq. “The question is, ‘What is the nature of our support, and what is the level of that support?’” Petraeus said. The general said he is not an optimist or a pessimist. “I’m a realist,” he said. He noted there have been times for optimism in Iraq over the past years. National elections, with millions of Iraqis hoisting their purple-dyed ngers as proof they voted, were a time for optimism. But al Qaeda in Iraq dimmed that optimism, the general said. The bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra in February 2006 ignited sectarian violence, which reached damaging levels in the winter. Petraeus said the level of violence was such “that the very fabric of Iraqi society has been torn.” He said the way forward in Iraq will be hard, but added that “hard is not hopeless.” During his comments, Petraeus also re ected on the challenges of leading troops in a war. “There is an awful lot of soul-searching that goes on when you are the commander of an endeavor like this, and you do occasionally ask yourself if this is worth it,” he said. “I think it is, or I wouldn’t be engaged in it. But I ask myself periodically. I think any commander should do that, must do it.” A U.S. Army Soldier hugs his daughter at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas after returning from Iraq. A total of 193 servicemembers from all branches of the armed forces returned to Dallas/Fort Worth where they were greeted by familiy, friends and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates. (DoD photo by Cherie A. Thurlby) “ T h e r e i s a n a w f u l l o t o f s o u l s e a r c h i n g “There is an awful lot of soul-searching t h a t g o e s o n w h e n y o u a r e t h e c o m m a n d e r o f that goes on when you are the commander of a n e n d e a v o r l i k e t h i s a n d y o u d o o c c a s i o n a l l y an endeavor like this, and you do occasionally a s k y o u r s e l f i f t h i s i s w o r t h i t ” ask yourself if this is worth it.” — G e n D a v i d H P e t r a e u s — Gen. David H. Petraeus


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 5 Thirteen servicemembers die in Global War on Terror Magistrate judge sought for U.S. Army Kwajalein AtollThe Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a part-time U.S. magistrate judge for the District of Hawaii at Kwajalein Missile Range. The current annual salary of the position is $3,824. The term of of ce is four years. A full public notice for the magistrate judge position is posted at the U.S. Post Of ce on Kwajalein and at the of ce of the Clerk of the U.S. District Court at 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm. C-338, Honolulu, Hawaii. The notice is also available on the courtÂ’s Internet Web site at Interested persons may contact the Clerk of the U.S. District Court for additional information at (808) 5411330. Applications must be submitted only by applicants personally and must be received no later than Aug. 24 and should be addressed to: MERIT SELECTION PANEL FOR KWAJALEIN MAGISTRATEU.S. DISTRICT COURT 300 ALA MOANA BLVD., RM. C-338 HONOLULU, HI 96850 By Order of the Court Sue Beitia, Clerk Two Soldiers died July 17 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 401st Military Police Company, 92nd Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were: Pfc. Ron J. Joshua Jr ., 19, of Austin, Texas. and Pfc. Brandon K. Bobb 20, of Orlando, Fla. Pfc. James J. Harrelson 19, of Dadeville, Ala., died July 17 in Baghdad of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Sgt. Courtney D. Finch 27, of Leavenworth, Kan., died July 24 in Qayyarah, Iraq of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 714th Maintenance Company, Kansas Army National Guard, Topeka, Kan. The incident is under investigation. Spc. Daniel A. Leckel 19, of Medford, Ore., died July 25 in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered from enemy small arms re. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley. Three Soldiers died July 26 in Saqlawiyah, Iraq of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Killed were: Sgt. William R. Howdeshell 37, of Norfolk, Va.,; Spc. Charles E Bilbrey, Jr ., 21, of Owego, New York, and Spc. Jaime Rodriguez, Jr. 19, of Oxnard, Calif., Pvt. Michael A. Baloga 21, of Everett, Wash., died July 26 in Muqdadiyah, 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. Two Soldiers died July 27 near Kamu, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when their unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations. They were assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. Killed were: Maj. Thomas G. Bostick Jr. 37, of Llano, Texas, and Staff Sgt. William R. Fritsche 23, of Martinsville, Ind. Cpl. Sean A. Stokes 24, of Auburn, Calif., died Sunday from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Staff Sgt. Wilberto Suliveras 38, of Humacao, P.R., died Sunday in Taji, Iraq of wounds suffered from enemy small arms re. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood. Pfc. Cody C. Grater 20, of Spring Hill, Fla., died Sunday in Baghdad of wounds suffered from enemy direct re. He was assigned to the 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.Fishing near Barge Slip Ramp prohibited Hourglass reports Dredging operations are planned at the Kwajalein Barge Slip Harbor to removeaccumulate ll material (sand/rubble). Based on available data, thedino agellate, Gambierdiscus toxicus, is known to exist in sediment material around USAKA. This dino agellate carries the toxin that produces ciguatera, and the activity at the slip ramp could intensify the potential for ciguatera contamination of sh stocks. Areas where dredging and/or lling activities are ongoing or have recently occurred should always be avoided for sh harvesting. Please avoid the Barge Slip Ramp and surrounding area for shing and subsequent sh consumption from Aug. 8-25. Enaj komon jet jerbal ko ikijeen heavy equipment non komakit lim/ak kub bok im dreka ko emoj aer kuk ibben dron jen Barge Slip Harbor en ilo Kwajalein. Ekkar non jet katak ko emoj aer komon, emoj loe bwe ewor jet maaj jidrik ko (dino agellate, Gambierdiscus toxicus) rej bed ilo lum ko ibelakin USAKA in. Maaj jidrik kein rej komon naninmij eo ekauwotata jen an armij mona eek in bedbed ko re-baijin jen maaj jidrik kein. Emoj an jinoe jerbal in komakit ak kub bok im dreka ilo Barge Slip Harbor eo im naan in kakkol kwon jab eonor ijin im jab mona eek ko jen ijin jen August 8 August 25, 2007.


N o t h i n Â’ NothinÂ’ b u t but n e t net Annabelle Scott throws up a shot at the Child and Youth Services-sponsored basketball clinic. (Photos by Lee Craker)


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 Youngsters learn basketball basics 7 Clinic participants practice a line hop drill watched by the coaches. Mackenzie Gowans practices a chest pass taught by coach Chi Chi Kemem as Noah Womack looks on. By Nell Drumheller EditorMaybe one of the youngsters dribbling, passing and shooting basketball at the Corlett Recreation Center gym this week or next has a future in professional sports. Stranger things have happened. When Shaquille O’Neal was 13 he was living on an Army post in Germany where his father was stationed. He was 6’6” and was spotted by Louisiana State University Basketball Coach Dale Brown, who thought he was an adult. O’Neal told Brown that he was a teen; Brown saw the diamond in the rough and began recruiting him. Brown’s interest in O’Neal paid off. O’Neal attended LSU for three years, during which he won the Associated Press’ College Players of the Year and was voted All-American, twice. Young Kwajalein boys and girls, in kindergarten through third grade, attended a basketball camp this week presented by Child and Youth Services. Beginning Tuesday wantabe athletes in grades four through six will have their chance to shine. “The goal of the clinic is to provide the youth an opportunity to gain a better understanding of what it takes to become an overall athlete and basketball player,” Jason Kettenhofen, a player himself and youth sports director for CYS said. “In my opinion self discipline, listening and respect are of the utmost importance. Additionally, we teach the necessary skills to be fundamentally prepared for the upcoming basketball season.” The Kwajalein CYS Basketball season begins Sept. 18 and runs through Nov. 3. “Volunteer coaches are needed,” Kettenhofen said. But in the meanwhile, he, along with assistant coaches Jacob Cardillo, Devin Vinluan and Chi Chi Kemem are helping the youngsters understand the basics. “The most challenging aspect of the clinic is slowing down the youths movements to focus on the technical skills of basketball,” Kettenhofen said. “For example, using both hands to make a pass, proper hand placement on a jump shot, and dribbling with ngertips. All kids want to play an actual basketball game, but reminding the youth that a basketball player must have a basic understanding of the components of the game, passing, dribbling, shooting, defense, is key.” This week 16 children attended the clinic. Whether or not any of them have a future in basketball remains to be seen.


Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8take such precautions doesn’t mean they deserve to be a victim of this crime. And that is exactly what it is…a crime. To add to this problem, I’m also discovering that those who have found themselves to be a victim are not taking the time to report the incidents to Kwajalein Police Department. From me to you, everyone who works and lives on our fair island, I encourage you if victimized this way, to immediately report the incident to KPD. As the chief, I would nd it impossible to apply the necessary resources and personnel to such a problem unless folks victimized report their losses. And I would like to, just as you would, catch and prosecute criminals that would victimize any of our residents this way. I would also like to enlighten all of our Kwaj residents of another issue. USAKA/RTS Regulation 190-41, Control of Retail Items is the command approved document that establishes the control of any and all retail goods we have on Kwaj. The regulation’s rst purpose is to ensure that we, as a community, do nothing to adversely affect the economy of our neighbors on Ebeye and Enniburr, by the introduction of unauthorized retail goods from Kwaj or Roi-Namur. Secondly, it assures that Kwaj and Roi-Namur have these goods available to meet our own needs as Kwaj residents. Holders of “K” badges, the new “KC” badges and visitor’s badges are the only authorized badges allowed in all of the retail establishments. Workers who commute from Ebeye and Enniburr have been issued the “C” badge which shows their authorization onto Kwaj and grants them the privilege of making purchases at the Ten-ten store exclusively. Limitation exists prohibiting “C” badge holders to purchase alcohol and tobacco products. Non-residents who attempt to use our retail outlets without proper authorization is a violation of this regulation and should be reported to KPD. Additionally, a resident of Kwaj who aides in the purchase of unauthorized retail items to provide to unauthorized persons, is also in violation of the regulation. I solicit your support, the community of Kwaj, to rst become familiar with this important regulation. Secondly, please report any known or suspected violations to KPD. If someone’s wish is to help or provide “a favor” to another who is a non-resident, they could nd themselves in violation and subject to the consequences associated with the violation. Plus, I’m con dent no one would intentionally wish to adversely affect or harm our neighbors and friends economy. Lastly, as a fellow member of this community, I thought it a good idea to bring an important issue to your attention. The problem we have experienced recently a rather high number of incidents that involve the common thread of excessive alcohol usage. It has resulted in driving while intoxicated, public intoxication, assaults and yes event assault with a deadly weapon. What is alarming about these incidents is that they are perpetrated by people who live and work among us. Unfortunately, there are those who do abuse alcohol to the point that it does affect their better judgment in both public behavior and worst….their work environment. I assure you that KPD does everything in its power to address every situation and case seriously. Our of cers are bound by our agreement with the U.S. Army to enforce the rules and regulations of USAKA and the Southern District of Hawaii. I do not authorize KPD of cers the choice to enforce these rules and regulations. They simply must because that is our agreement. So, please let me encourage all of our residents to be mindful of their personal conduct if consuming alcohol. If you must drink, do it responsibly and within the tolerances of your own body. To exceed those limits puts you and those around you in jeopardy. I ask that you not let a moment of poor judgment adversely affect yours, and those you are with, celebrations and good times. Until next time, be safe, be well and continue to look out for each other! easy it is for people to be ‘gung ho’ on a war as long as it isn’t them or even, perhaps, anyone they know, who is ghting it. To me, that’s like going out with a friend at night, getting into a bar ght, and your idea of ‘supporting’ him is to sit on your bar stool, hold his coat, and keep saying, “I’m behind you man — just don’t bring all that nasty punching and kicking stuff over my way.” I watch TV political ‘talk’ shows because I’m a political junkie. I wish I wasn’t, but I am. Just for the heck of it, I decided to check out how many of the TV and radio commentators who have been cheerleading the Iraq war served in the military or had ever been in combat. Out of the top seven, who of course shall remain nameless, only one had served at all and that was in peacetime. I remember watching a particular show and one of the ‘hawks,’ who is of military age and looks pretty healthy to me, was speaking. He was wearing a very nice, expensive looking suit and tie, probably sitting on a very fat wallet and was going on about how we had to keep ghting in Iraq no matter how many casualties were absorbed and how much money was spent. A guest on the show asked him why he wasn’t in uniform and serving if he felt so strongly about it. CHIEF from Page 2 His reply —and I’m not making this up — was that just because he was a New York Yankees fan didn’t mean he had to wear a Yankees uniform. Now, I’ve heard some asinine comments in my 59 years of living and that’s got to be in the top ve if not at the very top. Can you imagine anyone giving that answer to such a serious question? Why didn’t he just come right out and say it’s because he likes being safe and rich and of course, in the military you might not be safe and you sure won’t get rich? There’s an old saying, “never let your mouth write any checks you don’t have the guts to cash.” (That’s not the exact saying, but I’m cleaning it up here). The students at the university on that Hardball show and the commentators who huff and puff from the safety of TV and radio studios seem to have written a lot of checks that would surely bounce if they had to cash them. We’ve all heard how ‘unshared’ the War on Terror is and it’s a terribly true statement. I came across an article written in the Pioneer Press by Ronald Glasser who is a physician in Minneapolis. He served in Vietnam as an Army eld hospital surgeon and See HEARTS, Page 12 HEARTS from Page 2


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 9 Religious 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. Monday Grilled pork chops Blackened chicken breast Eggs Benedict Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Taco bar Chicken enchiladas Refried beans Grill: Cheese quesadillasWednesday Roast Tuscan pork loin Rosemary chicken Roasted potatoes Grill: Missile burgersThursday Spicy beef stir-fry Barbecued ribs Lemon chicken Grill: Turkey avacado Friday Swiss steak Pork tenderloin Citrus sword sh Grill: Ham and cheeseAug. 11 Rotini pasta Beef ravioli Chicken Alfredo Grill: French dipCaf Roi DinnerSundayChicken lasagna Meat lasagna Grilled nairagiMondayTeriyaki steak Chicken and long rice Hawaiian ham steakTuesdayRoi fried chicken Broiled hebi Beef StroganoffWednesdayShrimp scampi Flank steak Chicken FlorentineFridayHamburger steak Cornish game hens Chef’s choiceThursdaySwedish meatballs Kalua pork/cabbage Tuna casseroleTonightHoisin back ribs Orange sesame chicken Sweet-and-sour shSundayLoco moco Roasted chicken Barbecued kabob Grill: Brunch station open Monday Chicken-fried steak Herb-roasted Cornish hen Crab Benedict Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Roast turkey Indonesian pork Trout almondine Grill: Sloppy JoesThursday Burritos and tacos Chicken fajitas Chorizo enchiladas Nacho chips/cheese Friday Meatloaf/brwon gravy Local boy chicken stew Sesame mahi mahi Grill: MuffulettaAug. 11 Sweet/sour pork Chicken cordon bleu Pepperoni/cheese pizzaGrill: Tuna meltCaf Pacific DinnerSundaySalisbury steak Baked ono Chicken sukiyakiMondayCajun roast pork Island jerk chicken Baked tofu/cabbageTuesdayFried chicken Chinese beef Broccoli stir-fryWednesdayRoast top sirloin Chef’s choice Broiled chicken breastsFridayPineapple spareribs Thai chicken Vegetable chow funThursdayBeef lasagna Mushroom lasagna Veal AfredoTonightBuild-your-own pizza Short rib stew Broiled fajita chicken HELP WANTEDSunday Italian herb London broil Chicken Cacciatore Italian frittata Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Barbecued pork butt Oven-fried chicken Baked beans Grill: Ham and cheese KRS has the following job openings. For contract hire positions, call Dennis Lovin, 256-890-8710. 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 all Community Services departments and the Human Resources temporary pool for casual positions. Some examples of these positions are: sport of cials, scorekeepers, delivery drivers, lifeguards, catering/dining room workers, medical of ce receptionists, temporary of ce support, etc. 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 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I, full-time position, elementary school, HR Req. K050121 AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN I, full-time position, Automotive, HR Req. K050069 BEAUTICIAN, casual position, HR Req. K031351 CARPENTER II, full-time, Kwaj Ops, HR Req. K050158 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 CHILD AND YOUTH SERVICES CENTRAL REGISTRATION COORDINATOR, full time, HR Req. K050149 CUSTODIAN II, full-time, Kwaj Ops Custodial, HR Req. K050156 DELIVERY WORKER, two part-time positions, Surfway, HR Reqs. K050141 and K050142 ELECTRICIAN I, full-time, Kwaj Ops Electric Shop, HR Req. K050154 GENERAL MAINTENANCE I, full-time, Kwaj Ops., HR Req. K050044 GENERAL MAINTENANCE I, full-time, Marine Department, HR Req. K050160 GRAPHICS DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR. Temporary, casual position with exible hours. Must have proven graphic design skills and experience. HR Req. K050083 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II, full-time, Meck Operations, HR Req. K050150 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II, full-time, Kwaj Ops., HR Req. K050038 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR IV, full-time, Solid Waste, HR Req. K050155. INCINERATOR OPERATOR III, full-time position, Solid Waste Mgmt., HR Req. K050112 INCINERATOR OPERATOR III, full-time position, Meck Operations, HR Req. K050144 MECHANIC I, two full-time positions, Automotive Services, HR Reqs. K050124 and K050157 MECHANIC – SCOOTER SHOP II, two full-time positions, Automotive. HR Reqs. K031360 and K050168 PAINTER II, full-time, Marine Department, HR Req. 050159 PLUMBER/PIPEFITTER II, full-time, Utilities, HR Req. K050040 PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK, two full-time positions, Automotive. HR Reqs. K031250 and K050167 RECREATION AIDE II, full-time, Community Activities, HR Req. K050164 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) TOOL ROOM ATTENDANT I, full-time position, Roi Operations, HR Req. K050137 TRAINING COORDINATOR I, full-time Medical Of ce, HR Req. K050161 WAREHOUSEMEN LEAD, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, full-time position, HR Req. K050138 WAREHOUSE RECEIVING AND RECORDS CLERK, full-time, Property Management, HR Req. K050153 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


Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 Final dodgeball standings Patrick Fenko 5-0 CYS 4-1 Mike Hammoy 2-3 Jennifer Senner 2-3 Team Panther 2-3 Bennie Kirk 0-5COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN II, III, HR Reqs. 031941, 031803, 031883 and 031885 U CONTRACTS PURCHASES SPECIALIST, HR. Req. 031851 U CYS TECHNOLOGY LAB LEAD, HR Req. 031851 UDATABASE ADMINISTRATOR III, HR Req. 031767 ADESIGNER/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 UIT 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. 031757MISSION 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 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 SENIOR DOCUMENT CONTROLLER, HR Req. 031985 U 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 WEATHER 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. The University of Maryland ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS to teach an eight-week term in the near future. If you have a master’s degree and would like to know more about this unique opportunity, call Jane, 52800 or email U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll OFFICE AUTOMATION ASSISTANT, GS-0326-6, Announcement SCBK07112844. Four positions. The employee provides clerical support to ensure ef cient of ce operations. Accomplishes various duties to provide essential of ce automation support and production. Performs a variety of assignments using the advanced functions of various database software packages. Prepares varied documents with complex formats using the advanced functions of word processing, desktop publishing and other software types. Performs systems maintenance functions for electronic mail systems, and a variety of assignments using the advanced functions of one or more spreadsheet software packages. Performs a variety of secretarial and other clerical and administrative functions, using judgment to answer recurring questions and resolve problems. Call Bennie Kirk, 54417. LOST LIFE VEST between Lagoon Road and Seventh Street on July 18. Call 55666 or 55300. WALLET in vicinity of Emon Beach. Call Jack or Ann Picco, 54165. FOUNDBLACK BAG, 27-inches long, with ‘BW’ on it and small yellow rag tied to strap, at Camp Hamilton. Call 53380. GREEN MACHINE Big Wheels. Call 50174. PATIO SALESTONIGHT, 4-6:30 p.m., at the Paci c Club. Household items including various size carpets, kitchen items, coolers, clothes and drum set. MONDAY, 6:30 a.m.-noon, Trailer 578. Household items, paper shredder, Eureka True Hepa lter vacuum, electric toastmaster hot pot, coffee pot, DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, ironing board, clothes, metaphysical library of books, natural health and healing library of books. Rain cancels MONDAY, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Quarters 488-A. Comforter, children’s clothing, small appliances, odds and ends. MONDAY, 8-11 a.m., Quarters 484-A. MONDAY, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Quarters 208-A. Household items and clothing.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 11 Phonebook Cost Reduction Process Improvement Project (PIP): A Six Sigma team analyzed the production costs of the old phonebook to bring the new 3-ring binder phonebook, which resulted in $16,000 annually.MONDAY, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Trailer 573. Plant sale. Bougainvilleas, hibiscus, exotic palms, cycads, gingers, orchids and ferns.MONDAY, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Quarters 207-B. PCS sale. FOR SALEHP 9120 COMMERCIAL inkjet color printer/scanner/ FAX/copier, super robust design, separate re llable ink cartridges (full), dual paper trays, duplexer (two sided copies/printing), legal size copy/scan, 10/100 ethernet and USB connectivity, 4800 by 1200 color resolution, all manuals and install disks, $500. Call 51545. BOAT AND boat house on Lot 9, lots of extras, $10,000. Call 52232. BOSE ACOUSTIMASS LifeStyle 20 Surround-Sound System and a Sony DVD MP3 player. Call Jim, 50894 or 53784. CABIN CRUISER, 27-FEET, 5.7 L, 350 Mercruiser stern drive, rod holders, 80-gallon fuel tank, trailer, Lot 309, boathouse, kicker and tools, $24,000 and Miami Vice-style 21-foot racing boat with 225 Johnson V6, rod holders, trailer, Lot 65, boathouse and tools, $8,800 and Bose 901s with Bose equalizer, $275. Call 59662. QUEEN-SIZE pillow-top mattress and box spring, $575; Riffe metal-tech spear gun with spears, case, oat and line, $200; Lean-Mean grilling machine, $25 and two Mariner 100-horsepower, two-stroke engines, $3,000 for both. Call Mike, 55987. KING-SIZE duvet, comforter inside it, with two matching shams and a dust ruf e, like new, $30. Call 51033. PCS SALE. TV 19-inch, $100; microwave, $30, three large rugs, solid colors, $10; two-hallway rugs, $5; kitchen ware; Tupperware and barbecue grill. Call Ryan, 50663. CARPETS AND BATH MATS, sheet sets with pillows and bed spreads, 6-foot bookcase, wet suit, CD tower, Weber smoker, slalom water skis, 17-inch NEC monitor and cinder blocks. Call 58880, work, or 54434, home. TWO BOOKCASES, $15 each. Call 55176. CUSTOM-MADE white blinds for 400-series twobedroom housing, $300. Call 51101. FULL-SIZE PLATFORM bed with futon couch, sturdy steel construction, easily disassembles for moving, $450. Call 55959, home, or 53667, work. WOOD MICROWAVE STAND with cabinet, two wall shelves, childrenÂ’s sandbox and childrenÂ’s comfort travel backpack. Call 55382, after 5 p.m. SCUBA BCs, three available, $45 each; road bike, TREK 1200, $400 rm; computer desk, $40; Christmas trees, one six-feet, one four-feet with various decorations, $50 for all and aluminum step ladder, 6-feet, $20. Call 51322. PIANO, $300. Call 53884. MAXIMUM SIX sheets paper shredder, almost new, $20; Eureka True Hepa ltration vacuum cleaner, $75; diverÂ’s wrist compass, never used, $30; electric toastmaster hot pot for tea, instant coffee and soups, $10; 15 two-CD album sets/big band era/from 1929 to 1947, the greatest musicians, $5 each. Call 58899 and leave message. POCKET KNIVES, 10, $5 and one pack of Dominican cigars. Call 53004 or e-mail at PANASONIC 27-INCH TV with compatible ve-disc DVD and VCR, 25-inch PAL compatible Hatachi TV, 19-inch color TV, three DVD and two VCR players, Sony DVD/CD/AM/FM/cassette stereo/surround sound unit with speakers, and oak wall unit for 27-inch TV, all in excellent condition. Call 52594. GRADY WHITE, 24-foot, Sparetime, $40,000; Bayliner Avanti, Reunion, $40,000, Japanese shing boat, 35-foot, (project boat), $15,000 and Boston Whaler, 17-foot, $10,000. Call Dennis, 51850, work or 54489, home. CLEARBLUE EASY fertility monitor, paid $200, will sell for $50; Chicco toddler/child attachable to table chair with seat buckle, $20 and Snuzzler baby complete head and body support,paid $35, will sell for $15; Medela breast pump, $35 and RCA TV without remote, 32-inch, $50. Call 53626. CANOPY FRAME, 14-feet by 22 feet, $150. Call 53466. CABIN CRUISER, 27-foot, 5.7 L, 350 Mercruiser stern drive, rod holders, 80-gallon fuel tank, trailer, Lot 309, boathouse, kicker and tools $24,000; Baron racing boat, 21-foot, with 225 Johnson, rod holders, 50gallon fuel tank, trailer, Lot 65, boathouse and tools, $8,800 and Bose 901s with Bose equalizer, $300. Call 59662. COMMUNITY NOTICESYOUTH CENTER ACTIVITIES. 7-10 p.m., tonight, at the Youth Center is a smoothie and movie night for all youth in Grades 9-12 who are CYS-registered; 7-10 p.m., Sunday, hot sauce contest at the Youth CenterÂ’s wing and movie night for all CYS-registered youth in Grades 7-8. Prizes will be awarded to the hottest, as well as most popular, sauce; 4 p.m., Tuesday, all CYS registered youth are welcome to attend the youth sponsorship meeting. Bring questions and ideas to research. College graduates will be on hand to answer questions; 9:30-11 a.m., Aug. 15-16, a football clinic will be held at the high school eld. There will be drills for passing, catching, kicking and agility. Free to all CYS registered youth in Grades 4-6. Register by calling Central Registration, 52158. Questions? Call Jason, 53796. THE KWAJALEIN YACHT ClubÂ’s monthly race will be Sunday. A skippersÂ’ meeting will be at 1 p.m., at Small Boat Marina. Burgers and hotdogs will be served following the race. Questions? Call Mike Turner, 55987. THE SMALL ARMS Range will be in operation 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday and 1-4:30 p.m., Wednesday. Avoid the hazard area. Questions? Call 54448. CORLETT RECREATION Center gym will be closed Thursday for cleaning. Questions? Call 52491. THE GEAR LOCKER will be closed through Friday for oor replacement. Questions? Call 53331. THE MARSHALLESE CULTURAL Center will be closed through Aug. 13. Special hours will be 3-5 p.m., Monday and 3-5 p.m., Friday. Regular hours will resume Aug. 13. Questions? Call Cris, 52935. EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, the Kwaj Lodge service desk will be closed nightly from midnight to 6 a.m. Should you require assistance during these hours, use the following contact numbers. Lockouts call Kwajalein Police Department, 54445; maintenance, 53139 and all others, Pager 019. CONGRATULATIONS TO American Legion Post 44 on being awarded the Sgt. Fred Pakele Trophy. This award is presented annually to the post whose members number fewer than 200 that has the greatest number of new members join by the annual target date. REMINDER TO ALL BOAT lot custodians. You are required to have an ABC, ve-pound re extinguisher and a National Fire Prevention Association approved ammable cabinet if you are storing hazardous materials at your boat lot by Sept. 1. For more information, call 53643. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m., Sundays and 7 p.m., Wednesdays in the Religious Education Building, second oor, in Room 213 or 216. For more information about AA on Kwajalein, call 52338. KWAJ TURTLES ARE NEAT. Do you know how to tell male green sea turtles from female? What about their favorite food? Average life span? You can nd out this and more during a group tour of the Dr. Donald Ott Turtle Pond and Memorial Park provided by Cathy Madore. Call 51134, to make a reservation. M a r k y o u r c a l e n d a r s f o r Mark your calendars for t h e a n n u a l R o i N a m u r the annual Roi-Namur C h i l i C o o k o f f Chili Cook-off, 1 1 a m 5 p m S e p t 9 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 9. R o i C h i l i C o o k o f f Roi Chili Cook-off G a m e s f u n g r e a t c h i l i Games, fun, great chili


Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass Sun  Moon  TidesSunday 6:41 a.m./7:09 p.m. 11:58 p.m./11:53 a.m. 8:02 a.m., 3.5’ 1:59 a.m., 0.3’ 8:43 p.m., 3.6’ 2:17 p.m., 0.2’ Monday 6:41 a.m./7:09 p.m. /12:50 a.m. 8:52 a.m., 2.9’ 2:59 a.m., 0.7’ 9:51 p.m., 3.3’ 3:04 p.m., 0.6’ Tuesday 6:41 a.m./7:09 p.m. 12:50 a.m./1:50 p.m. 10:14 a.m., 2.3’ 4:34 a.m., 1.1’ 11:33 p.m., 3.2’ 4:17 p.m., 0.9’ Wednesday 6:41 a.m./7:09 p.m. 1:46 a.m./1:52 p.m. 12:42 a.m., 2.1’ 6:53 a.m., 1.0’ 6:16 p.m., 1.1’ Thursday 6:41 a.m./7:09 p.m. 2:45 a.m. /3:54 p.m. 1:18 a.m., 3.4’ 8:23 a.m., 0.6’ 2:20 p.m., 2.4’ 7:50 p.m., 0.8’ Friday 6:41 a.m./7:09 p.m. 3:46 a.m./4:53 p.m. 2:27 a.m., 3.8’ 9:13 a.m., 0.1’ 3:11 p.m., 2.7’ 8:49 p.m., 0.4’ Saturday 6:41 a.m./7:09 p.m. 4:47 a.m. /5:47 p.m. 3:15 a.m., 4.1’ 9:51 a.m., 0.2’ 3:49 a.m., 3.1’ 9:33 a.m., 0.0’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Partly sunny, 40 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 5-10 knots. Monday: Mostly cloudy, 60 percent showers. Winds: E at 5-10 knots. Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, 60 percent showers. Winds: SE at 5-10 knots. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ESE at 5-10 knots. Thursday: Partly sunny, 40 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 5-10 knots. Friday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 5-10 knots. Aug. 11: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 5-10 knots. Annual total: 39.74 inches Annual deviation: -9.29 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low Tide 12 HEARTS from Page 2 has written two books — one about his experiences in Vietnam entitled 365 Days and another about the treatment of Soldiers called Wounded: Vietnam to Iraq In the Pioneer Press article, Glasser recounted how he had been invited by UCLA to give a lecture on his books and the treatment of wounded troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to science and pre-med students. His lecture concerned how many more injured servicemembers survive their wounds in Iraq and Afghanistan than in Vietnam because of new medical advances and techniques. During his talk, he described how 17 and 18-year-old medics in Vietnam gave M&Ms to Soldiers who were so badly wounded that even morphine wouldn’t ease their pain. The young medics, some ghting back tears, knowing that the men who were so badly wounded wouldn’t live more than a few minutes, gave them the candy and whispered to the dying Soldiers that it was a new drug and they wouldn’t feel any pain in a short while. He spoke about the poor body armor and the terrible wounds suffered from booby traps, AK-47 rounds and other injuries suffered by the troops. Glasser writes in his article that as he was describing the horrors he had witnessed, he noticed that the 400 or so science and pre-med students in the lecture hall were doing anything but paying attention to him (he found out later that it had been mandatory for the students to attend). During his talk, the students were text messaging, drinking their lattes, talking on cell phones, reading newspapers or even sleeping. Glasser writes that he mentioned the number of dead in Iraq and that the number of wounded had just passed the 40,000 mark. Still, there was no visible reaction from the students in the lecture hall. But then, Glasser said that considering the number of troops wounded and killed and with the number of deployments of National Guard and Reserves to Iraq and Afghanistan and the strain on the military as a whole, he didn’t see how the U.S. could keep up the War on Terror without bringing back the draft. Glasser wrote that at the mere mention of the word ‘draft,’ the change in the room was immediate. The students who had been doing so many things other than listening to him were suddenly giving him their undivided attention. Many began to ask questions about the war and did he really think the draft would come back. It seemed that even the slightest, remotest possibility they might actually someday be called to serve shook them to their very cores. I’ve seen a lot of those AFN spots where people tell the troops how much they support them. I see a lot of healthy, military-age guys in those spots and wonder to myself why they aren’t serving. There’s no doubt the unpopular war in Iraq contributes to young people’s reluctance to join the military. But even if Iraq ended successfully tomorrow, there will still remain a wider, even more dangerous con ict with radical Islam that we haven’t even begun to ght yet. They have a lot more in store for us. We can’t lose sight of that. Paci sm can’t be allowed to creep into our young people’s psyches. This war against terrorists won’t be won or lost on any battle eld. Many say it will be won or lost in the hearts and minds of young Muslims all over the world. But I believe it will be won or lost in the hearts and minds of young Americans. Like it or not, the young people of America will need courage and determination to ght the battle. I sometimes worry that the controversy over Iraq might be turning young people off to not just the military, but to the very idea of defending their country. I hope that’s not the case. I believe that today’s young Americans would have the courage to put their country and freedom above personal gain when the chips are down. Make no mistake, America does de nitely have another ‘greatest generation’ these days — it’s too bad it’s only about one and a half percent of the population, which is what the military is made up of. The men and women who ght, get wounded or die in Baghdad, Mosul, Falluja, Al Anbar and in Afghanistan are carrying the load for a nation of 300 million people. After ve years of war, the courage and commitment of American troops seem unbreakable — but their bodies and minds aren’t. Those of us who are no longer young can do little things to help them. How many of us have sent cards, letters, or gift packages to the troops serving in the Middle East? And I include myself in that question. It’s easy to say we care, but it takes effort to show that we do. I saw two young Soldiers and their families eating dinner at a restaurant the last time I was on vacation. I asked the waitress to bring me the bill and paid it. Their gratitude was overwhelming. I’ve never been more humbled. It didn’t seem like a big deal to me, but it was huge to them that someone would say thank you.I applaud people who do such things as greet troops at airports when they come home from deployment, those who make special garments for the wounded to wear and do countless other little things that are so big.It’s nice when those who say they support the troops do much more than sit on the bar stool and hold their coats.