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The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 O n e o f t h e h u g e d i e s e l e n g i n e s i n t h e K w a j a l e i n P o w e r P l a n t p r o v i d e s e l e c t r i c i t y One of the huge diesel engines in the Kwajalein Power Plant provides electricity t o t h e i s l a n d T h e P o w e r P l a n t b u r n s m o r e t h a n 4 5 0 0 0 0 g a l l o n s o f d i e s e l f u e l i n a n a v e r a g e to the island. The Power Plant burns more than 450,000 gallons of diesel fuel in an average m o n t h T h e c o m m a n d i s l o o k i n g f o r w a y s t o d e c r e a s e p o w e r u s a g e a n d t h e c o s t o f p o w e r month. The command is looking for ways to decrease power usage and the cost of power f o r K w a j a l e i n F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 3 for Kwajalein. For more, see Page 3. ( P h o t o b y L e e C r a k e r ) (Photo by Lee Craker)


Saturday, Sept. 1, 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. Kemem l e t t e r t o t h e e d i t o r letter to the editor See HISTORY, Page 8 commentary Ancient history really matters after all I would like to thank Greg Harris who works at Sunrise Bakery. His kindness, consideration and professionalism make the bakery a place I like going back to again and again. Harris and the staff make the bakery a happy place. It’s like going to your local neighborhood corner store where everyone knows you and are happy to see you. Everyone is always smiling, happy and even when they are busy they take the time to say hello, ask how you are and even have a joke or two now and then. A few examples of how Harris and staff make the Bakery an inviting place are: One time I mentioned to him that the positions of the bike racks was impractical. The next day the bike racks had been changed and now people can park their bikes easily; another time I asked him if it was possible to get soy milk for my cappuccinos. The next day they had soy milk. Harris even went so far when they ran out of soy milk once to make a run to the store to get more. I told him he did not need to go to the store, that skim milk would be ne. But, he went to the store anyway. Also, Sara’s breads are delicious. I always look forward to Saturdays to see what new breads she has made. Her breads make for wonderful weekend picnics. The servers/cashiers always have a smile which makes for a warm atmosphere and a place I look forward to going. Thank you bakery staff for always putting a smile on my face and making the bakery a warm and welcoming environment. — Sherry Olson Resident thanks bakery staff for happy place When I was a youngster going to school, I hated ancient history class. What good was it? Who cared? Over the years though, I’ve changed my stance on the importance of ancient history. Only by understanding the past can we understand the present. I’ve seen both the original 1960’s version of The 300 Spartans and the new 300 movie. I liked the original one much better, but both movies depict an event that took place 2,500 years ago that shaped the world you and I live in today. The massive and mighty Persian Empire started in what is now Iran. The Persians controlled what is today Afghanistan, Pakistan, northern India, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, northern Saudi Arabia and northern Egypt. Some of the Greek populations in Asia Minor rebelled against the Persians and they were assisted by a distant city-state in Greece called Athens. The Persian king Cyrus vowed revenge against Athens for helping the rebellion. His son King Xerxes spent four years building a great navy and assembling his army from all over the empire. Then he crossed the Aegean Sea to northern Greece. Many of the Greek city-states surrendered to avoid certain destruction at the hands of the merciless Xerxes. The state of Sparta led by King Leonidas refused to surrender. Leonidas killed the messengers Xerxes sent to him. The Persians then began moving their army by sea to crush Athens. The Athenian eet was preparing for battle with Xerxes’ vast navy. They needed time to be ready to sail but the Persians were fast approaching. Leonidas picked 300 men of his personal bodyguard. They were only chosen if they had living sons to carry on their names. Leonidas was joined by some other Greeks until his force numbered around 7,000 men. He raced to the pass at Thermopylae in order to block the only road leading through the hills of central Greece to Athens. When Xerxes’ massive army arrived, they found the Spartans and the Greeks waiting for them. Defenses had been built and the Greek ‘army’ was in a position to block the pass which was 50 yards wide at its widest point. The Persian army, which some historians estimate numbered anywhere between 300,000 and two million,


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 3 Plan reduces energy use The Kwajalein Power Plant has seven huge diesel engines that generate all the electrical power on island. Under normal conditions, three of the engines run at a time. The more power used means higher cost in fuel. (Photo by Lee Craker)U.S. Army Kwajalein AtollNews releaseThe U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll has initiated a three-tier power reduction plan to decrease energy costs. “We’re going to do it smartly,” Jim Landgraff, USAKA Public Works said. Many of the rst tier key points have been started, with the rest set to begin within the next 90 days according to Landgraff. Paul Lewis, USAKA Public Works director, described the power reduction plan as a goal to “Achieve reduced fuel consumption and thereby lower USAKA/RTS’s operational cost.” This plan includes reducing the Kwajalein Power Plant usage from three generators to two. “The peak load during the last year was 10,512 kilowatts which required the use of three generators. If we can reduce that peak to 6,800 kilowatts we would be able to use only two generators to meet the island load,” Lewis said. Although the annual savings could be as much as $4 million in fuel costs, every kilowatt of reduction will result in some amount of fuel savings. “Lean Six Sigma tools are being used to document the process approach and savings,” he said. The three-tier approach includes tasks that have modest implementation cost to reduce electrical demand on Kwajalein Island. These tasks have been approved by the USAKA commander. Tier Two tasks can be started within 90 to 365 days and may have moderate implementation cost to reduce electrical demand on Kwajalein Island and Tier Three tasks will take a year or longer to implement. The Tier Three tasks “May have implementation costs that will required a funding plan to reduce electrical demand on Kwajalein Island,” Lewis said. Both Tier Two and Three tasks will be identi ed at a later date. According to Lewis, Tier One tasks include: • Remove 29 trailers (already completed) in FY 07 and develop a plan for FY 08 execution to remove 88 trailers (49 are currently empty) • Vacate ‘new housing’ units where practical and limit new assignments to that type of housing • Shut down FPN 66 (old FAA radar) by the end of August (used three times/year) • Eliminate incandescent lamps through out USAKA (Go to compact uorescents in self-help, COOMs and retail) • Replace vacation trailers with hard houses (completed) • Change to high ef ciency motors in fans, pumps, and other mechanical systems thru attrition • Move personnel in unaccompanied/shared trailers into bachelor quarters • Remotely shutdown PC video and hard drives during periods of inactivity • Consolidate functions and shutdown targeted facilities (i.e. Yokwe Yuk Club and move the bar to Ocean View Club) • De-energize standby condenser at mission critical facilities; cycle primary and secondary units • Commission new incinerator and operate on night shift • Change to air conditioning units with higher SEER level and high ef ciency appliances thru attrition • Appoint Facility Energy Manager for each building • Optimize Photo Lab air conditioning system • Initiate fee structure for utilities used by boat houses • Initiate fee structure for Clubs utilizing facilities and power • Reduce usage of airfield lights • Raise set points on air conditioning systems to Army Standard ~ 74F Work in progress on the power reduction program include: • Systems: Chilled water Adjust all set-points to a common 44 deg. (60 percent com-Three-tier program decreases costs gradually over several yearsSee POWER, Page 4


Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 plete) Add controls to control chilled water set-points where necessary. Include chiller barrel PM at least annually to increase ef ciency. • Air Handler: Retrofit failed axial vane static pressure controls with frequency drive controls on supply and return air handlers. (Starting with Tropics now) Control outside air makeup units to maintain CO2 levels below 900ppm return. Program all wall thermostats to limit low set-point to 74 degrees. In large zone areas, control set-points based on return air temperature. • Facilities: Of ce areas: Control zone temperature based on return air temperature. Seven day programmable thermostats. KRS working on pricing and stocking practical units now. • Warehousing: Evaluate for downsizing of A/C units. • Jr/Sr High School Room 361 Cycle make up air unit on school schedule. Run only when occupied. Cycle with CO2 sensor. • Jr/Sr High School Multi Purpose Room 362 Cycle make up air unit with CO2 sensor. CRC Chiller replacementunit is inef cient and dif cult to control. • Caf Paci c Interlock grill exhaust fan with make up air unit. Have grill exhaust to cycle off during unoccupied times. • Bachelor Quarters Narrow set point range to room controllers. There will be an issue of individuals wanting to know what temperature it is in their rooms. Suggest we make available small thermostats whether sold at POWER from Page 3 Macy’s or installed by techs, etc. Modulate outside air ow based on CO2 levels. • Yokwe Yuk Club Put facility on a setback schedule (Metasys controller is on site) Lewis said there is an aggressive implementation plan scheduled. He added that during scal year ’07, which ends Oct. 1, the Tier One implementation began with funding requirements of $100,000. Additional funding is required in scal year ’08 to support the Tier Two projects. Tier Three projects, also requiring funding, are currently planned for implementation beginning in scal years 09 and 10. More information on this program will be available in upcoming Hourglass articles. Anyone wishing to submit suggestions for additional fuel saving initiatives contact Kwajalein Range Services’ Andrew Beall (54956, andrew.beall or USAKA’s Landgraff (53360, jim.landgraff@u The goal for the power reduction plan is to decrease energy use and costs on Kwajalein. The control room at the power plant is the nerve center for energy use on the island. (Photo by Lee Craker)


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 5Human case of Avian In uenza aka Bird Flu con rmed in BaliTaking careBy Dr. John Janikowski Kwajalein HospitalThe World Health Organization has reported a recent, Aug. 21, death from Avian Influenza in the Bali Province of Indonesia. As many Kwaj residents travel to Bali, this brief update on risks and prevention may be of interest and value. H5N1 avian influenza still remains largely a disease of birds. The species barrier is significant: the virus does not easily cross from birds to infect humans. Despite the infection of tens of millions of poultry over large geographical areas since mid2003, fewer than 200 human cases have been laboratory confirmed. According to the WHO, the risk of avian influenza to humans is almost entirely confined to those who have had close contact with infected domestic poultry. For people who have no contact with domestic or wild birds the risk is almost non-existent. Considering the low risk to travelers, WHO does not recommend any restrictions on travel to any areas affected by H5N1 avian influenza, including countries that have reported cases of human infection. Additionally, WHO does not recommend screening of travelers coming from H5N1 affected areas.Avian Flu advice, precautions for travelers The risk for the average tourist traveling to Bali is extremely low. With a few simple precautions, the risk will be practically nonexistent. Travelers should avoid contact with high-risk environments in affected countries. WHO and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to recommend travelers to affected areas should avoid contact with live animal markets and poultry farms, and any free-ranging or caged poultry. If you are traveling with children to it is particularly important that they understand why they must not touch any live birds and particularly avoid touching ill or dead poultry or wild birds. In addition, poultry carriers, cages, slaughtering tables, etc. are best avoided. The U.S. government has also determined that there is a risk (although small) to handling feather products from countries experiencing outbreaks of H5N1 influenza. Poultry and poultry products should be properly cooked and handled during food preparation. There is no evidence that properly cooked poultry or poultry products can be a source of infection. Consumers need to be sure that all parts of the poultry are fully cooked (no “pink” parts) and that eggs, too, are properly cooked (no “runny” yolks). Swimming in water bodies where the carcasses of dead infected birds have been discarded or which may have been contaminated by feces from infected ducks or other birds might be another source of exposure. Compared to closer contact with infected poultry, this risk is small. Even with low risk, it is best to stay out of water of uncertain sanitary status, as well as those obviously contaminated or suspicious appearing bodies of water Finally, the single most important factor in prevention of infections in general, is frequent hand washing. Wash your hands often with soap and water to prevent disease transmission. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand gel or foam (containing at least 60 percent alcohol). Travelers may want to take a travel medical kit with a thermometer and basic first aid and medical supplies. Be sure you include adequate supplies of hand wipes and/or waterless hand cleansing foams, gels, or soaps. Additional information on Avian flu can be found by logging onto the WHO or CDC web sites.


Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxer Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Downs (right) of Fort Carson, Colo., works out with All-Army coach Basheer Abdullah at Main Gym in downtown Houston on Aug. 23. After winning three bouts, Downs had two days to train and wait for an opponent to emerge from the challengers’ bracket. He then won a 21-11 decision against Yathomas Riley of San Diego to earn the 178-pound spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team. (Photo by Tim Hipps)By Tim Hipps Army News ServiceU.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Downs recently took another step toward becoming the oldest U.S. boxer in Olympic history. “One more step. Just one more step,” Downs said as he stepped down from the ring after winning the light heavyweight division at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team Trials. Downs punctuated his performance with a 21-11 decision of San Diego’s Yathomas Riley in the 178pound nale at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Aug. 25. “When I say one more step, that’s a credit to my coaches and teammates for helping me get here,” Downs explained. “Now it’s time to move on to the next step, which is to get ready and prepare for Beijing.” Although he sealed a spot on Team USA, he still must earn an Olympic berth for the United States at one of three qualifying tournaments. The rst opportunity comes Oct. 23 through Nov. 3 at the 2007 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Chicago, where a top-eight nish will secure an Olympic berth in his weight class. Downs, 32, an infantryman stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., already is the oldest boxer in U.S. Olympic Team history. Should Downs step into the ring in Beijing, he will be 33. The age limit for Olympic boxers is 34. “That’s just another feather in the cap when I go back to the line and tell all those 17and 18-year-olds who say: ‘C’mon, Sergeant Downs, get up that hill.’ I’ll just pull that feather out and say: ‘When you make that Olympic team somewhere down the line, then you can talk to me like that.’” An all-around athlete who almost attended the University of Tennessee on a basketball grant-in-aid, Downs made his boxing debut just four years ago at Scho eld Barracks, Hawaii. Little did he know what he was getting into. “I thought I’d go to All-Army (Boxing Camp), punch a few guys and get punched, and go back to the line and continue Soldiering,” said Downs, a native of Knoxville, Tenn. “Never in a million years” would he have expected to win consecutive national championships and a bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Downs was deployed in Iraq from January 2004 until March 2005, when his commander released him to attend the All-Army Boxing Camp. Downs, who said he considers himself “a super Soldier,” often yearns to return to his deployed unit. “There were good days and bad days,” he recalled of a year spent north of Tikrit. “I had a platoon of 16 and 11 guys from my platoon received Purple Hearts. I was in charge of six Soldiers and four of them received Purple Hearts and two of them received it twice, so I would say I saw my share. ... I was blessed not to receive a Purple Heart.” When cornered in Houston, Downs compared pugilism and war. “Here, win or lose, you can come back the next day,” he said of the sweet science. “It’s easy to get knocked down and know you can get back up nine times out of 10.” At the Olympic Trials on Aug. 25 in Houston, Downs seized an opportunity against Riley. “I wanted to keep landing punches in bunches,” Downs said. “I had to respect his power so I kept moving and turning so he couldn’t get set for those body and hook shots.” “He’s a tremendous puncher and one punch can change the whole game, so I wanted to stay sharp and win by any means necessary look bad or whatever it took to get a win and move on. I tried to make him miss and capitalize on his mistakes,” said Downs, who drew praise from his own corner. “He’s looking great,” said All-Army coach Basheer Abdullah, Team USA’s head coach for the 2004 Olympic Games. “You can see how he’s really matured as a boxer.” Downs opened the tournament with an 8-7 victory over Angel Concepcion of East Orange, N.J. The next day, he stopped Cymone Kearney of Oakland, Calif., just 1 minute, 15 seconds into the rst round. “With a beautiful right hand,” Abdullah said. “It was explosive.”“It’s always a good win for the oldest guy in USA Boxing,” Downs concluded. “Just one more step to my ultimate goal, which is to compete up to my ability in Beijing.” (Tim Hipps writes for the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command.) Infantryman earns spot on 2008 U.S. Olympic team


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 7 Thirty-three servicemembers die in Global War on TerrorThirty-three service members died since Aug. 21 supporting Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Sandy R. Britt 30, of Apopka, Fla., died Aug. 21 near Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Fourteen Soldiers died Aug. 22 in Multaka, Iraq of injuries suffered when their helicopter crashed. Killed were the following Soldiers assigned to the 4th Squadron, 6th U.S. Air Cavalry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.: Capt. Corry P. Tyler 29, of Georgia; Chief Warrant Officer Paul J. Flynn 28, of Whitsett, N.C.; Sgt. Matthew L. Tallman 30, of Groveland, Calif.; Spc. Rickey L. Bell 21, of Caruthersville, Mo. Also killed were the following Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii: Capt. Derek A. Dobogai 26, of Fond du Lac, Wis.; Staff Sgt. Jason L. Paton 25, of Poway, Calif.; Sgt. Garrett I. McLead 23, of Rockport, Texas; Cpl. Jeremy P. Bouffard 21, of Middlefield, Mass.; Cpl. Phillip J. Brodnick 25, of New Lenox, Ill.; Cpl. Joshua S. Harmon 20, of Mentor, Ohio; Cpl. Nathan C. Hubbard 21, of Clovis, Calif.; Spc. Michael A. Hook 25, of Altoona, Pa.; Spc. Jessy G. Pollard 22, of Springfield, Mo. and Spc. Tyler R. Seideman 20, of Lincoln, Ark. Pfc. Omar E. Torres 20, of Chicago, died Aug. 22 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Two Soldiers died Aug. 25 of wounds sustained from a non-combat related incident in Herat, Afghanistan.The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation. Killed were: Sgt. 1st Class Daniel E. Miller 43, of Rossford, Ohio. He was assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas and Sgt. 1st Class Scott M. Carney 37, of Ankeny, Iowa. He was assigned to the 2d Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division of the Iowa Army National Guard. Lance Cpl. Matthew S. Medlicott 21, of Houston, died Aug. 25 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Two Soldiers died Sunday in Samarra, Iraq of wounds suffered when the enemy attacked their unit during combat operations. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg. Killed were: Sgt. Joshua L. Morley 22, of Boise, Idaho and Spc. Tracy C. Willis 21, of Marshall, Texas. Staff Sgt. Nicholas R. Carnes 25, of Dayton, Ky., died Sunday in Orgun-e, Afghanistan from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire in Lewanne Bazaar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Regiment, Kentucky Army National Guard, Carrollton, Ky. Pfc. Thomas R. Wilson 21, of Maurertown, Va., died Monday in Paktika, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. Three Soldiers died Monday at Forward Operating Base Naray, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit during combat operations in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Killed were: Maj. Henry S. Ofeciar 37, of Agana, Guam; Master Sgt. Scott R. Ball 38, of Mount Holly Springs, Pa. and Sgt. Jan M. Argonish 26, of Peckville, Pa. Ofeciar was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Ball and Argonish were assigned to the 55th Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Scranton, Pa. Sgt. James S. Collins Jr. 35, of Rochester Hills, Mich., died Tuesday in Kirkuk, Iraq, of wounds suffered during combat operations. He was assigned to the 303rd Military Police Company (Combat Support), U.S. Army Reserve, Jackson, Mich. Three Soldiers died Tuesday in Jaji, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. Killed were: Sgt. 1st Class Rocky H. Herrera 43, of Salt Lake City; Sgt. Cory L. Clark 25, of Plant City, Fla. and Sgt. Bryce D. Howard 24, of Vancouver, Wash. Herrera and Clark were assigned to the 585th Engineer Pipeline Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade. Howard was assigned to Headquarters Support Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade. The unit is based in Fort Lewis. Spc. Edward L. Brooks 25, of Dayton, Ohio, died Wednesday in Ramadi, Iraq, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Capt. Erick M. Foster 29, of Wexford, Pa., died Wednesday in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations in Muqdadiyah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. Cpl. John C. Tanner 21, of Columbus, Ga., died Wednesday while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province. He was assigned to3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton.


Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 The Kwajalein HourglassReligious ServicesCatholic 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 Sunday 8 and 10:45 a.m., on Kwaj 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 Glazed pork loin Turkey tetrazzini Breaded red snapper Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Lemon pepper chicken Parker ranch stew Three-cheese quicheGrill: Brunch station open Thursday Beef steak/gravy Bratwurst/sauerkraut Turkey cordon bleu Grill: Pastrami/Swiss Friday Chicken cacciatore Italian mixed grill Tortellini Alfredo Grill: Pizza burgerSept. 8 Barbecued briskit Herb-baked wings Broccoli/cheese/rice Grill: QuesadillasCaf Pacific DinnerSundaySalisbury steak Chicken peapod stir-fry Cod almondineMondayFive-spice chicken Pork adobo Spicy tofu/vegetablesTuesdayPasta bar Italian sausage/peppers Chicken ParmesanWednesdayPrime rib Herb-roasted chicken Chef’s choiceFridayBuild-your-own pizza Breaded pork chops Chicken stewThursdayThai-style chicken Lamb cous cous Ono with pineapple salsaTonightHerb-roasted chicken Parker Ranch stew Red snapper Vera CruzSunday Barbecued chicken Hamburgers/hot dogs Ham/cheddar quiche Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Braised turkey Drumettes in gravy Blackened mahi mahi Grill: Buffalo burger Caf Roi Menu not available at press time HELP WANTEDKRS has the following job openings. For contract hire positions, call Sherri Hendrix, 256-890-8710. For on-island hires, 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 officials, scorekeepers, delivery drivers, lifeguards, catering/dining room workers, medical office receptionists, temporary office support, etc. For more information, call the KRS HR Office at 54916. ON ISLAND HIRES AC&R TECHNICIANS I, full-time, Kwaj Ops., HR Reqs. K050009 and K050010 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (EXECUTIVE), for program manager, full-time, HR Req. K050178 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, fulltime, Community Activities, HR Req. K050174 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, fulltime, Education, HR Req. K050175 AIRCRAFT DISPATCHER, part-time, Airfield Ops, HR Req. K050180 AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN I, full-time position, Automotive, HR Req. K050069 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 CUSTODIAN II, full-time, Kwaj Ops Custodial, HR Req. K050156 GENERAL MAINTENANCE I, full-time, Marine Department, HR Req. K050160 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 II, full-time, Roi Power Plant, HR Req. K050183 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, full-time position, Automotive. HR Req. K031250 RECREATION AIDE II, full-time position, ROI Community Activities, HR Req. K050237 RECREATION AIDE II, full-time, Community Activities, HR Req. K050164 RETAIL ASSOCIATE IV, full time, Gimbel’s, HR Req. K050182. 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 TOOL ROOM ATTENDANT I, full-time position, Roi Operations, HR Req. K050137 TRAFFIC AGENT I, part-time, Airfield Ops, HR Req. K050181 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 8


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 Ten-Ten....................................................10 a.m.-7 p.m. Gimbel’s...................................................10 a.m.-2 p.m.Macy’s and Macy’s West..........................10 a.m.-2 p.m. Beauty/Barber...........9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-6 p.m. DVD Depot.........................11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-7 p.m. Laundry................................................................Closed YokweYuk Club....................................................Closed Country Club....................................6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Ocean View............................................4:30-10:30 p.m.Sunrise Bakery............................................6 a.m.-noonThree Palms Snack Bar...........................10 a.m.-9 p.m. Snack Bar delivery.............................................5-8 p.m. Dock Security Snack Bar.....................................ClosedPost Of ce Kwaj...............Closed Monday, open Tuesday Post Of ce Roi.......................................................ClosedCommunity Bank.....................................................Closed ATM will be operational telephone and online banking will be availableLabor Day (Tuesday) hours of operation Kwajalein Beaches Emon Beach...............................................11 a.m.-6 p.m. All other beaches......................Buddy system at all times Bowling Center.....................................................1-9 p.m. CRC/Raquetball Courts...........................7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Gear Locker................................................4:30-6:30 p.m.Golf Course..............................................Sunrise to sunsetGolf Pro Shop..........................................6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Driving Range........................................................Closed Hobby Shop.................................................. 12:30-6 p.m. Ivey Gym .............................................7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.Kayak Shack ........................................................1-6 p.m. Pools............(adult-buddy system) (family-11 a.m.-6 p.m.) Skate Park.................................Buddy system at all times Small Boat Marina....................................8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. ARC...........................................................11 a.m.-10 p.m. Surfway...................................................................Closed CERTIFIED TEACHER, HR Reqs. 031747, 0313813 and 031929 U CHIEF ENGINEER, HR. Req. 031438 U COMMUNICATIONS 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 U DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR III, HR Req. 031767 A DESIGNER/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. 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 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 UREGISTERED NURSE, HR Req. 031871 UREPORTER, 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 9


Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass ALCOR Calibration Process Improvement Project: A Six Sigma team improved the time for daily calibrations with software and procedural improvements. This saved 890 man hours per year which then frees up time to perform other high priority tasks. This is a great example of how we are doing more work with less money.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 FOR SALECOLOR PHOTO enlarger C760 SuperChromega with lots of accessories and darkroom equipment, $200, call 51713. PLANTS, $5-10 and folding bicycle plus extra-parts bike, $10, call 59737. PLAYSTATION 2 GAMES: Fast and the Furious, $15; DT Racer, $10; Jak X Combat Racing, $15 and MLB Slugfest Loaded, $8. Call 52319. GRADY-WHITE 240 off-shore boat, Lot 4, twin Yamaha 150s counter-rotating outboards, 150 gallons of fuel, VHF radio, large-size grandfathered boat lot approximately 30-feet by 60-feet, boat shed, lots of spare parts including two complete Yamaha 150 engines, $40,000 and two Penn 130 reels. Call Hilton, 59081, work or 59335, home. TOMASA RACE/RUSTMAN bike; two 9-foot fiberglass surfboards, great for beginners, $300 and 7-foot, 6-inch epoxy Newsurfproject, $175, call 52535. QUEEN-SIZE PILLOW-TOP mattress with box springs, almost new condition, $500. Call Mike, 55987. SCUBA TANK, aluminum, 80-cubic inches, $75; mountain bike, 26-inches, $250; indoor bicycle trainer, $200; snorkel vest, $10 and Canon Powershot SD40 digital camera, $250. Call 53961. JUPITER STUDENT trumpet, model 600 with case, used two school years, $100. Call Jenifer, 52312. BIG TACKLE BOX by Plano, two-feet by two-feet, two storage compartments, $35; Uglystick Tiger fishing rod with Shimano Baitrunner 4500 reel, $100; childrenÂ’s VHS videos: Rugrats, The Movie; Toy Story 2, Small Soldiers, Hercules, James and the Giant Peach and A BugÂ’s Life, $15 for all. Call 52345. GOLD PENN INTERNATIONAL SOTW fishing reel with Sabre roller rod, bent butt and straight butt ends, new line, excellent condition, $350. Call 53634, after 5 p.m. VYPER WRIST computer, new, $225; SeaAir regulators with octopus, $100; older Tusa BC large, $50; fins, $25; mask, $15; snorkel, $5 and mesh bag $10, or $375 for all. Call 53072. NAIL PRODUCTS. Acrylic powdersnatural, white, clear, pink, scarlet, monomer, brush cleaner, primer, disinfectant cleaner, lots of nail tools, containers, polishes, acrylic nails and nail drill set, everything is new. Call 50174. FUTON, solid wood construction, fullsize, $70; Sea Quest Fusion buoyancy compensator, size medium/large, new with tags, $300 or best offer; foosball table, new top, $50 and plants, $5-10. Call 51071. 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 scientific 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 benefits package. For information, call 51508. The University of Maryland Adjunct instructors to teach an eightweek term in the near future. If you have a masterÂ’s degree and would like to know more about this unique opportunity, call Jane, 52800 or e-mail KWAJALEIN POLICE DEPARTMENT Marine Engineman. Full-time, contract position. Responsible for maintenance of propulsion systems and equipment aboard police vessels. Requires good command of the English language, ability and aptitude for marine diesel mechanics and repairs, and ability to pass a written U.S. Army EnginemanÂ’s test. Experience with Yamaha and Detroit Diesel engines preferred. Previous law enforcement and medical (EMT/paramedic) experience preferred. Applications are available in the KPD Administration Office in Building 835. AIRSCAN PACIFIC AIRSCAN PACIFIC is seeking a senior A&P mechanic for Aircraft Maintenance Department. Must have experience working under FAR Part 135 and Army Aircraft Maintenance regulations on Fairchild Metro III and Bell UH-1 aircraft. Ten years of work experience as a licensed mechanic required. Please send resume to Nancy Nast at Nancy or send to Building 902. Applications must be received by Sept. 15. WANTEDPORTUGESE LANGUAGE study materials including CDs or computer programs. Call 55959. PATIO SALES MONDAY, 6 a.m.-noon, Quarters 125B (inside). PCS sale. Sony 36-inch flat screen TV, Sony 27-inch flat screen TV, back yard deck and fountain free for hauling, patio furniture, bookshelf, household items, teen girlÂ’s clothes, two desktop computers and laptop computer. MONDAY, 8-11 a.m., 124-B, on back patio. Lots of large blooming plants. MONDAY, 10 a.m.-?, Trailer 536. Household items, clothes, DVDs, electronics and more. Everything must go.10


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007KING PALM TREE comforter with matching shams, $25; king reversible blue comforter with matching shams, $25; Leap Frog Leap Pad with books, $15; adjustable high chair, $30 and toddler table chair, $10. Call 55176. COMPLETE 40-GALLON aquarium with light, filter, stand and fish, $175; aquarium, 40-gallon, $75; bowling ball with shoes and bag, $40; tall bookcase, $25; coffee table, $35; CD/video storage cabinet, $20; blooming plants, $2-25 and Gateway 19-inch monitor, $40. Call 52609. CHEROKEE, proven blue water cruising trimaran, 47-feet by 26-feet ketch sailboat, includes a 63-horsepower diesel Yanmar with lots of goodies. Call Paul, 52782. COLEMAN FISH COOLER, 150-gallon, $90; computer table, $20; sage furniture covers for sofa and loveseat, $40 and phone system with answering machine, $30. Call 54879. BOAT HOUSE, Lot 10, insulated shipping container with new 5,000 BTU window air conditioner, full power and lights, fire extinguisher and flamable storage locker. Just passed inspection. Asking $1,000 or best offer. Call 53634 after 6 p.m. COMMUNITY NOTICESPOWER OUTAGES set for today and Sunday have been postponed until next weekend. For updated information, see the AFN Roller. COME TO THE VetsÂ’ Hall at 7 p.m., tonight, and help celebrate the birthdays of Col. Mike Patrocky, Sarah Buck and Anne Robinson. The food theme is Mexican. Bring a dish to share. KWAJALEIN YACHT CLUB will hold its monthly race on Sunday. A skippersÂ’ meeting will be at 1 p.m. at the Small Boat Marina. The public is invited to go sailing. Questions? Call Mike, 55987. THE KWAJ OPEN GOLF Tournament is Sept. 30-Oct. 8. Tickets will be on sale 9:45-10:45 a.m., Sunday at the golf course. Questions? Call John, 58972. CELEBRATE LABOR DAY with brunch at Caf Pacific Sunday. Menu will include dry-rub charcoal broiled spareribs, barbecued chicken, charbroiled hamburgers and hot dogs, home-style baked beans, country ham and cheddar quiche, fresh buttery corn on the cob, caramelized onion creamed potatoes, biscuits, coleslaw, grandmaÂ’s potato salad, apple pie and an egg and omelet station. ITÂ’S GIRL SCOUT registration time. For girls in Grades K-12 interested in girl scouting, there will be an informational/ registration booth from 1-3 p.m., Monday, at Emon Beach. Questions? Call Lora, 54186. THE LABOR DAY BEACH BLAST will be noon-4 p.m., Monday, at Emon Beach. The schedule of events is: noon-3 p.m., giant slip-n-slide, noon-4 p.m., free kayak rides; 12:30-3:30 p.m., bounce house and at 1 p.m., a sandcastle building contest. Food Services will sell barbecued pork sandwiches and pork plates with slaw and chips; hot dogs and hot dog plates with slaw and chips; cotton candy, beer, wine and soda. DUE TO UNDERGROUND construction, sections of 8th Street will be closed until Wednesday. The work will be in the vicinity of the post office extending west to Facility 816. 2007 CYS BASKETBALL SEASON volunteer coaches needed for Kindergarten 6th. NYSCA Coaches Meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Elementary School Coconut Room. Contact Central Registration 52158, Building 358 to sign-up or for sports information, contact Jason at 53796. BEGINNING BAND INSTRUMENT RENTAL MEETINGS will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, in the elementary school music room. This is the time to sign up your student in Grade 5 for band and get an instrument. CYS BASKETBALL SEASON registration ends Thursday. There will be player skills clinics on Friday at the Corlette Recreation Center. Clinics for 3rd-4th Grades will begin at 5:45 p.m.; for 5th6th boys at 6:30 p.m. and for 5th-6th girls at 7:15 p.m. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT will be flushing the potable water system for approximately four weeks. If you experience discolored water, flush your cold water tap only and run one empty wash cycle in your washing machine before putting clothes in it. Questions? Call Tim, 58044, or Stan, 51847. THE KWAJALEIN COMMUNITY BAND rehearsals for the 2007-2008 concert season are from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 11, in the high school music room, and weekly, on Tuesdays, September through May. The ensemble is primarily an adult organization, supplemented by select members of the high school band program. The band will perform a program of Christmas carols in December, and concerts in February and May. For more information, contact the director, Dick Shields, home phone 51684, at the high school 52011, or YOUTH PROGRAMMING is looking for volunteers to lead a variety of 4-H clubs. Clubs can vary from cooking, gardening, sewing, art, shing, technology, and many more. Volunteers will lead their groups in their activity of choice once a month for 1-2 hours. If you have a special talent or interest in teaching something please come to the 4-H volunteer banquet on 6:30 p.m., Sept. 12 at the Corlett Recreation Center, Room 4. For more information, call Nick Langley at 53796. THE NEXT BOATERÂ’S orientation class is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m., Sept. 12-13, in Community Activities Center Room 1. Cost is $20 payable in advance at Small Boat Marina or Community Activities. Questions? Call 53643. SCHOOL PICTURES will be taken on Sept. 14 and 15 for high school and Sept. 20 and 21 for elementary school. Additional information will be sent home with the students. Questions?? Call the school of ce at 53761. RMI FALL SHOPPING DAY at MacyÂ’s, MacyÂ’s West and Gimbels will be from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 15. Shoppers must be 18 years old or older to be admitted to the facilities, infants are ok. Identi cation cards will be checked. Carpeting will be on sale at Finance Warehouse, Building 702. Enaj wor waan bokto boktak jen DSC nan Downtown Enaj wor plate in mona ko Snack Bar renaj wia kake 18iio lonlok wot remaron drelon im kaikujkuj (Ajiri 2iio lalok eman) Enaj wor Rak in wia im rej bed ilo Finance Warehouse 702. THERE IS A NEW vaccine requirement for all incoming ninth graders. If your child has not had the Meningococcal vaccine, take your child to the hospital, 1-4 p.m., any regular workday afternoon except Friday, and request it. This is mandatory and all ninth graders must have it in order to attend school. PARENTS. Prior to sending your child back to school in either the Child Development Center or the before-and -after school program, stop by the Central Registration of ce to enroll your child and check on space availability. Children who have been on extended vacations or who have withdrawn from the program must be added to the roster. Questions? Call 52158. IN SUPPORT of the upcoming project to stabilize the shoreline between the adult swimming pool and Kwaj Lodge, Heavy Equipment will be picking up all large boulders in various areas of the island to be used for the project. Questions? Call Duke Snyder, 53315. THE YOUTH CENTER is accepting applications for the Paci c Teen Panel. Students in Grades 7-12 are eligible. See Jason at the Youth Center for information and applications. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT: When disposing of property or equipment to the DCCB ensure you present current original 1046-A forms with original signatures and stamps. Questions? Call 53412. THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND announces Term II, Oct. 29-Dec. 22. Class offering is SPCH 100 Foundations of Speech Communication (3), 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Instructor is Susannah Jones. Registration is 1-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 15-26, at the University of Maryland of ce. Call 52800 to make an appointment or to register. 11


Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass HISTORY from Page 2 Sun  Moon  TidesSunday 6:41 a.m./6:57 p.m. 10:46 p.m./10:44 a.m. 6:54 a.m., 3.9’ 12:53 a.m., 0.3’ 7:20 p.m., 4.1’ 1 p.m., 0.3’ Monday 6:40 a.m./6:57 p.m. 11:41 p.m./11:44 a.m. 7:31 a.m., 3.2’ 1:38 a.m., 0.2’ 8:05 p.m., 3.7’ 1:32 p.m., 0.2’ Tuesday 6:40 a.m./6:56 p.m. /12:46 a.m. 8:17 a.m., 2.4’ 2:36 a.m., 0.8’ 9:11 p.m., 3.2’ 2:11 p.m., 0.8’ Wednesday 6:40 a.m./6:55 p.m. 12:40 a.m./1:48 p.m. 10 a.m., 1.8’ 4:29 a.m., 1.2’ 11:29 p.m., 2.9’ 3:29 p.m., 1.3’ Thursday 6:40 a.m./6:54 p.m. 1:40 a.m. /2:48 p.m. 1:40 a.m., 2.0’ 7:28 p.m., 0.1’ 6:43 p.m., 1.3’ Friday 6:40 a.m./6:53 p.m. 2:40 a.m./3:43 p.m. 1:29 a.m., 3.2’ 8:30 a.m., 0.5’ 2:35 p.m., 2.5’ 8:05 p.m., 0.8’ Sept. 8 6:40 a.m./6:52 p.m. 3:38 a.m. /4:32 p.m. 2:27 a.m., 3.7’ 9:05 a.m., 0.1’ 3:07 a.m., 3.0’ 8:50 a.m., 0.4’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 6-12 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: NE at 6-12 knots. Tuesday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: NE at 6-12 knots. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, 40 percent showers. Winds: ESE at 5-10 knots. Thursday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 6-12 knots. Friday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE at 6-12 knots. Sept. 8: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: NE at 7-13 knots. Annual total: 48.06 inches Annual deviation: -10.38 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low TideLeft to right, Fred McNickle, Janet Burki, Kwajalein Range Services President Dave Norwood, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Stevenson Reed, 1st Sgt. Kenneth Mackey and Paul Lewis break ground Aug. 23 for the new Tactical Operations Center that will occupy the site where the old PBQ stood. The facility will be occupied by the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll staff. Construction on the TOC has begun and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2008. The TOC is being built by Kwajalein Range Services/ Chugach Public Works and was funded with money specially appropriated for the construction. Command getting new homeattacked. For the rst six days, the Spartans and Greeks held off numerous assaults. The number of Persians killed was incredible. Xerxes was beside himself at what such a small force was doing to his army. But the Persians nally found a way around the pass and were coming to attack the Greeks from the rear. When Leonidas found out, he sent away all of the Greeks except 700 volunteers.The remaining Spartan and Greek force held the pass one more day before they perished. But the Battle of Thermopylae held up the Persians and gave precious time to the Athenians to ready their eet. They sailed and met the Persian navy at the Battle of Salamis and nearly destroyed it. Xerxes ed back to Persia leaving his army in Greece under the command of one of his generals. The bravery and sacri ce of the 300 Spartans and the Greeks who were with them inspired all of Greece to unite and face the Persians as one. The Spartans assembled at full strength and along with a united Greek army defeated the Persians at the Battle of Plataea which ended forever the Persian bid to conquer Greece. After the defeat, the Persian Empire began to slowly crumble and was eventually conquered by Arab armies. Greece became the birthplace of freedom in politics, literature, art, religion and new ways of thinking. It was there that a new dawn of enlightenment took place. If Leonidas, his Spartans and the Greeks who were with them had not sacri ced their lives 2,500 years ago, Athens and the rest of Greece may have fallen to the Persians. The fragile spark of democracy, which gave birth to western civilization, might never have been lit. So you see, ancient history really does matter after all. 12