The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 C o l S t e v e n s o n R e e d a n d U S A r m y K w a j a l e i n A t o l l Â’ s 1 s t S g t K e n n e t h M a c k e y k i c k o f f t h e Col. Stevenson Reed and U.S. Army Kwajalein AtollÂ’s 1st Sgt. Kenneth Mackey kick off the Â“ Q u a r t e r s o f t h e Q u a r t e r Â” c o m p e t i t i o n Â“Quarters of the QuarterÂ” competition C o m m u n i t y m e m b e r s v o t e o n w h o h a s t h e n i c e s t Community members vote on who has the nicest h o m e F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 4 home. For more, see Page 4. ( P h o t o b y L e e C r a k e r ) (Photo by Lee Craker) www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/Hourglass/hourglass.html
Saturday, Sept. 8, 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: email@example.comCommanding 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 COMMANDER Page 12 EDITORIAL To submit a letter to the editor: Keep letters to less than 300 words, and keep com ments to the issues. No personal attacks will be printed. Letters must be signed. However, names will be withheld if requested. We will edit for Associated Press style, grammar and punctuation and to meet word limit. Limit one letter every 30 days. Send your letter to: The Hour glass, P.O. Box 23, Local; or firstname.lastname@example.org.Reader: Why do we have weed roof gardens? Let me first take the time to welcome each of you back to Kwajalein and to say Yokwe to all new employees now serving on Kwajalein Atoll or better known as USAKA. My first year in command has come and gone and now I have only 11 months remaining prior to my change of command with Col. Frederick Clarke. Yes, the Army will let you know that you can and will be replaced while still in the job. I have found the first year to be a time I will not soon forget; it was a busy and fun time, but it was also a challenging time. As I look to close out my final year at USAKA, I want to inform you that Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell [Commanding General, Space and Missile Defense Command] was truly happy with what he viewed as actions with our mission and our attempt to improve activities at Kwajalein. He also expressed his heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all you do daily for the United States government. Many of you may not have seen him, but his IÂ’ve lived on Kwaj now for over a year and I still havenÂ’t found anyone who can answer the question, Â“Why are weeds growing on the roof tops of hard-housing?Â” I have heard of Â“Green Roof GardensÂ” but I can honestly say that I have never heard of Â“Weed Roof Gardens.Â” Has someone developed a new roofing technology that I havenÂ’t heard about? Anyway, as I watch maintenance do all this cleaning, painting, and caulking of windows to prepare vacated housing for new occupancy I canÂ’t help but wonder...Who is responsible for making such decisions? Please correct me if IÂ’m wrong, but isnÂ’t fixing a structure below a bad roof like building a house without a foundation? Somewhat of a house of cards effect...collapse is inevitable. I would imagine that all those weeds and their penetrating roots have caused severe damage to the roof and any open flashing or, should I say, hanging flashing on the roof. Not to mention all the wonderful moisture that those weeded roofs are retaining. Every time it rains itÂ’s sort of like a lawn being fertilized; algae and mold are feeding on the roof...Yuk! And all that wonderful moldy moisture is seeping throughout the house too for everyone to breathe....doesnÂ’t that just make your day? And, last but not least, letÂ’s not forget the rat problem. They arenÂ’t just partial to trailers, you know. In fact, roof rats love a good old nasty roof and so do other little critters like ants, coach roaches, spiders, etc. So once again I ask...Why are there weeds growing on the roofs of hard-housing? Renee McGinnis To all those involved in restoring hot water to the Coral Bachelor Quarters. After a week and a half the hot shower was very much appreciated.Reed discusses transition, year ahead
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 3 Six take Army oathYear-long prep program results in new careersSee OATH, Page 7 By Tamara WardU.S. Army Kwajalein AtollSept. 1 marked a life-changing moment for six Marshallese men as they of cially nished the Recruit Indoctrination Program by being inducted into the United States Army. William Boutu, Willie Beio, Benny DeBrum, Paul Lemari, Henty Maika, and Aless Lanwi were the young men who successfully completed the military training program. The RIP, implemented a year ago, emphasized physical and academic training, and overall military discipline for young men interested in joining the U.S. military. News of the successful program has reached Marshallese President Kessai Note, Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., Army Chief of Staff, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston. There was no requirement to join the military after completion, but the young men were encouraged by being prepared for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, and trained to march. Some U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll active duty military helped in the program and were in attendance to cheer on the new military family members. Â“When I was informed of the program and asked to volunteer I did not hesitate to help where neededÂ”, said Chief Warrant Of cer Phyllis Mitchell, acting director of Community Activities. Â“The participants inspired me because they gave it their all and didnÂ’t give up. They had so much determination and stayed focused. The program was not easy for them because of the culture difference but the recruits were determined to go the distance. I am very proud of all the recruits who participated.Â” USAKA Commander Col. Stevenson Reed was also in attendance and performed the oath of of ce. Inductee William Boutu had a lot to say about what the program meant to him. Â“I joined the program to build a better future for my family and myself. The high part of the program was nding friends and people that care when you least expect it. The low was guring out that I wasnÂ’t invincible after all. The induction ceremony meant that I was being honored by those before me and setting an example of those after me.Â” When asked about his feelings about his Col. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander, inducts six Marshallese into the U.S. Army. Taking the oath are from left to right: Bobby Capelle, Henty Maika, Aless Lanwi, Benny debrum, Paul Lemari, Willaim Boutu and Willie Beio. Photo by Nell Drumheller
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 House beautiful Challenge pits commander against rst sergeantHourglass reportsCol. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander and USAKAÂ’s 1st Sgt. Kenneth Mackey are in a unique challenge: WhoÂ’s the best decorator? Â“The colonel and I, many know, compete all the time and it is good clean fun,Â” explained Mackey. Â“Whether it is on the softball eld, golf course, or basketball, it doesnÂ’t matter, we always compete.Â” He continued, Â“Several people commented about the interior of our homes and we came up with the idea to have an interior decorating contest with community involvement to promote the Â“Quarters of the QuarterÂ” Program.Â” The installation-wide Â“Quarters of the QuarterÂ” competition will give area exterior designers a chance to shine. Â“Typically on all military installations there is some sort of Â“Quarters of the QuarterÂ” or Â“Yard of the month/quarter/yearÂ” competition,Â” Mackey said. Â“The competition is used to promote a sense of pride within the community through the residents who take pride in their yard and by showcasing their efforts.Â” The colonel and USAKAÂ’s senior enlisted advisor thought hype surrounding a competition between them would be a good way to promote the rejuvenated program. Reed said that the Â“Quarters of the QuarterÂ” program is not new to Kwajalein, but has been dormant for some time. It might seem a bit confusing that the Â“Quarters of the QuarterÂ” program promotes exterior home care, but that the colonel versus rst sergeant competition is all about what the interiors look like. Mackey admitted that he couldnÂ’t compete with the colonel in Col. Stevenson ReedÂ’s decor is clean and uncluttered and features antiques and collectables from around the world. Col. Stevenson ReedÂ’s home includes an entertainment area facing the ocean. Col. Stevenson ReedÂ’s decorations include a model of a traditional canoe. Photos by Lee Crakeran exterior contest. Â“Well to be perfectly honest, everyone on island knows two things: one, the colonelÂ’s yard is not maintained by him and two, I would lose because he lives with a beautiful ocean view.Â” He added, Â“So since several people commented on our homes, we felt it fair to have an interior competition.Â” Community members can check out both homes
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 5 virtually...by viewing the latest Window on the Atoll which began airing today. Then itÂ’s up to individuals to determine who has the better interior design air. People can vote for their favorite interior by sending an e-mail to: Kwaj_Quarters_of_the_Quarter@smd ck.smdc.army.mil Voting ends Oct. 6. Mackey said there were no holds barred in the competition. Â“Rules, there are none; may the man with the best interior design win. At the end of the day, we just want to promote the Quarters of the Quarter Program.Â” Mackey dedicated some of his interior design inspiration to the colonel, Â“I dedicated one room to the colonel called, Â“The Golf Room.Â” Even though I am terrible at golf, he force fed me the game and now I love the game. Golf is a game that amazes me because every single hole is different but then again, if youÂ’re having really bad dayÂ…every single hole can be the same.Â” The colonel admits that his ocean view is inspiring, Â“The ocean view that I see and hear everyday I wake up. It is an amazing site each morning.Â” Â“We just hope to inspire the community through the spirit of good competition within the community. It is a sense of pride that we want the residents to have in their home and its appearance to others,Â” Mackey said. The installation-wide competition begins in October. Â“To be honest, I have seen a lot of good looking quarters on island so I know that the competition is going to be steep,Â” Mackey said. Â“In my opinion, a good clean yard with no trees can look just as appealing as a home with many trees and plants. I am going to stick to the judging criteria that the committee establishes and go from there.Â”Just the facts:Â• Program judged every quarter Â• Judges will be the rst sergeant, USAKA public affairs of cer, and two representatives from installation managment Â• Both family and unaccompanied personnelÂ’s housing will be judged Â• Five yards recognized each month from one of the ve housing areasRecognition/awards given based on: Â• Overall yard appearance Â• Yard is policed and mowed Â• Lawn is edged along walks Â• Leaves raked Â• Shrubbery is trimmed Â• No grass or weeds in owers Â• Initiative and creativity Â• Curb appealÂ“There will be prizes and recognition given from USAKA as well as gift certi cates by AAFES tentatively scheduled to start in March,Â” Mackey said. Â”We will publish the speci c rules, gifts, and other areas of recognition in a later edition of the Hourglass before the competition begins.Â”1st Sgt. Kenneth Mackey extinguishes a candle during the Window on the Atoll taping in his quarters. One of the bedrooms in 1st. Sgt. Kenneth MackeyÂ’s home re ects a golf scene and is dedicated to Col. Stevenson Reed.1st. Sgt. Kenneth Mackey has a fountain in his living room.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 by Spc. Morrene E. RandellArmy News ServiceA light breeze rippled over the dark water of Providence Harbor as two divers sank below the waterÂ’s surface, leaving behind a long trail of air hoses and the sound of their breathing through the radio. Usually a transport vessel, the U.S. Army Vessel New Orleans, Landing Craft Utility 2031, from the 824th Transportation Company (Heavy Boats) is rendering itself as a diving platform for Army and Navy divers attempting to salvage a sunken Russian submarine in Providence Harbor. The New Orleans is an Army Reserve vessel manned by a crew of Soldiers from 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). It made its way from its home mooring in Tampa, Fla., to Rhode Island on Aug. 15 to take part in the 40-day innovative readiness training mission, a program that allows Defense Department funding, personnel and equipment to support U.S. civilian projects that provide invaluable combat training that would apply to a unitÂ’s mission. Â“ItÂ’s nice, because itÂ’s an opportunity to get to work together with people we donÂ’t normally work with and understand and appreciate what they are doing,Â” Army Chief Warrant Of cer Anthony Tartaglia said. The crew Â“gets training that they can carry on either in their civilian life or in their military career,Â” the New OrleansÂ’ vessel master said. Most people donÂ’t know the Army even has boats, or for that matter, why the Army would need them. The New Orleans is one of 35 LCU-2000 series in service and has a crew of 15 to 17 enlisted personnel and two of cers and has a berthing of seven staterooms, 17 bunks and one sickbay. Its galley facilities can accommodate a full crew and passengers for two weeks. The boat is 174 feet long and is powered by twin 1,250 horsepower engines that move it at speeds up to 14 knots. Â“When there are large ships that canÂ’t come into some ports, we will go out to them,Â” Army Chief Warrant Of cer Clark Patton, chief engineer of the New Orleans, said. Â“We also transport materiel and men, as well as help the Navy transport their materiel when needed.Â” The LCU-2000 series serves the Army by transporting cargo and equipment all over the world, and it supports missions in harbors, inland waterways and the open ocean. The landing craft utility is a shallow-water landing craft capable of reaching beaches in four feet of water with a full load. At the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the 824th was dispatched to the Persian Gulf, where it served as a diving platform for divers who were clearing oil platforms of explosives. The Rhode Island mission is similar, but far less dangerous. Beneath the New Orleans lies a Juliet 484 Russian submarine. Army and Navy divers are using the boatÂ’s ramp as a platform to survey the sub, which sank earlier this year. Â“It sank this April after a particularly nasty norÂ’easter,Â” Tartaglia explained. The storm drove a massive wave into the harbor, and because the submarine was modi ed to include hatches that allow tourists onto the vessel, it was no longer watertight, he said. Divers have removed the fore and aft visitor hatches and will replace them with dams. This will make the submarine watertight and allow the team to pump water out of one hatch while the other remains open allowing air to enter and causing it to become buoyant and oat back to the surface. Â“ItÂ’s in shallow water. ... The deepest part is about 35 feet,Â” Navy Petty Of cer 2nd Class William F. Stetson IV, one of the divers, said. Â“So itÂ’s easy to get down to.Â” PO-2 Stetson is with Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 2 from Little Creek, Va. The teams of divers have been surveying the sub to come up with the safest and most practical way to raise it. Â“WeÂ’re in phase one of a twopart phase mission,Â” Stetson said. Â“WeÂ’ve connected four wires and hydraulic cords to keep it stable and prevent it from going any further into the channel. In the second phase, another team will come back and actually raise the sub.Â” As further insurance to stabilize the sub when it is raised in 2008, four 7,200pound anchors called Â“dead menÂ” have been buried in holes 10 feet deep and wide, and they have been attached to the submarine. The anchors also are being Army supports mission to recover Russian sub used to pull the submarine toward the pier with hopes it will slightly right itself and resurface. Â“This is an excellent mission,Â” Sgt. Kristopher Stribbling said. Â“To get the chance to come out here and dive on a Russian submarine is phenomenal,Â” the Army diver added. Â“ItÂ’s a very unique mission being a submarine, so it has all kinds of new knowledge to take back to the unit.Â” All parties involved agreed that the knowledge acquired from such a unique dive is invaluable. Â“You donÂ’t get to salvage a vessel like this very often,Â” Stetson said. But for the historians involved in the subÂ’s recovery, itÂ’s not just about the salvage training. Â“We need to preserve it for historical value,Â” Frank Lennon, of the Russian Submarine Museum, said. Museum of cials and locals of Providence arenÂ’t the only ones hopeful, however, that the recovery mission will succeed. Â“When it comes up, I hope they nd that they can restore it, so I can come back and visit it while itÂ’s above the water,Â” Stetson said. Diver Petty Of cer 2nd Class William F. Stetson III gives the Â“OKÂ” sign to let a fellow Sailor know he is receiving proper oxygen ow.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 7 Hourglass reportsA Bill was passed on July 25 clarifying veteransÂ’ and servicemenÂ’s salute of the flag. Bill S.1877 was presented to Congress by U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) Prior law, (U.S. Code Title 4, Chapter 1), stated veterans and servicemen not in uniform should place their hand over their heart without clarifying whether they can or should salute the flag. Â“The salute is a form of honor and respect, representing pride in oneÂ’s military service,Â” Inhofe said. Â“Veterans and service members continue representing the military services even when not in uniform.Unfortunately, current U.S. law leaves confusion as to whether veterans and service members out of uniform can or should salute the flag. My legislation will clarify this regulation, allowing veterans and servicemen alike to salute the flag, whether they are in uniform or not. I look forward to seeing those who have served saluting proudly at baseball games, parades, and formal events. I believe this is an appropriate way to honor and recognize the 25 million veterans in the United States who have served in the military and remain as role models to others citizens. Those who are currently serving or have served in the military have earned this right, and their recognition will be an inspiration to others.Â” OATH from Page 3 upcoming trip to basic training, he replied, Â“IÂ’m ready, but my body is still protesting.Â” Boutu also encouraged other men thinking about joining the program. Â“Joining the program is going to be challenging in many ways, but you arenÂ’t alone. ThereÂ’s a team of people there that will happily help if you ask. Â“Quoting his mentor Sgt. Maj. Frank Cota, Â“Nothing thatÂ’s worth having is ever easy to getÂ” Cota, former Range Operations non-commissioned of cer in charge, was credited in his absence, with inspiring the program by mentoring young Marshallese men on physical tness and discipline. Â“I have to give credit where it is due,Â” USAKA 1st Sgt. Kenneth Mackey stated in reference to Cota. Â“If Sgt. Maj. Cota hadnÂ’t been involved, we may never have gotten this program off the ground.Â” The inductees will all be leaving in January, and plans are now being made for the second year of RIP which will include and encourage Marshallese women interested in joining the military. For further information, please contact Mackey by phone (51414) or e-mail ( Kenneth.Mackey@smdck.smdc.army.mil ).Congress passes law de ning saluting Eleven servicemembers die in Global War on Terror Eleven servicemembers died in support of the Global War on Terror since Aug. 25. Lance Cpl. Rogelio A. Ramirez, 21, of Pasadena, Calif., died Aug. 26 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. Pvt. Justin T. Sanders 22, of Watson, La., died Aug. 29 in Taji, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Staff Sgt. Andrew P. Nelson 22, of Moorhead, Minn., died Aug. 29 in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Staff Sgt. Jason M. Butkus 34, of West Milford, N.J., died Aug. 30 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Sgt. 1st Class Daniel E. Scheibner 40, of Muskegon, Mich., died Aug. 30 in Al Noor, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. Spc. Travis M. Virgadamo 19, of Las Vegas, died Aug. 30 in Taji, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Sgt. Kevin A. Gilbertson 24, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Aug. 31 in Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations Aug. 29 in Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Spc. Christopher G. Patton 21, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died Sept. 1 in Baghdad, Iraq, in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood. Master Sgt. Patrick D. Magnani 38, of Martinez, Calif., died Tuesday near Bagram, Afghanistan, in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 31st Medical Support Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy. Spc. Rodney J. Johnson 20, of Houston, died Tuesday in Baghdad, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley. Two Soldiers died Wednesday in Balad, Iraq of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. Killed were: Cpl. William T. Warford III 24, of Temple, Texas. He was assigned to the 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood and Pfc. Dane R. Balcon 19, of Colorado Springs, Colo. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8Religious 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. HELP WANTEDKRS has the following job openings. For contract hire positions, call Sherri Hendrix, 256-8908710. For on-island hires, call Carolyn Veirup, 51300. Full job descriptions and requirements for contract openings are located online at www.krsjv.com. 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 (executive), for program manager, full-time, HR Req. K050178 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, full-time, Community Activities, HR Req. K050174 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, full-time, Education, HR Req. K050175 AIRCRAFT DISPATCHER, part-time, Air eld 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 GimbelÂ’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 Â– 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, GimbelÂ’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, Air eld 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 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 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 Monday Pork chops Lemon basil chicken Huevos Rancheroes Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Italian pasta bar Italian baked chicken Breaded mushroomsGrill: Sloppy Joes Thursday Chicken chimichangas Burritos/tacos Beef tamales Grill: Mexican esta Friday Savory roast turkey Pepper beef stir-fry Sage stuf ng Grill: Mushroom SwissSept. 15 Swedish meatballs Kalua pork/cabbage Mushroom barley casserole Grill: Fish sandwichCaf Pacific DinnerSundayBarbecue pork butt Chicken supreme Baked tofu with cabbageMondayGrilled minute steak Penne pasta ala cacciatoreTuesdayKwaj fried chicken Broiled ono Chinese beef-brocolli stir-fryWednesdayCarved London broil Whole roast chicken Ratatouille casseroleFridaySizzlin' stir-fry to order Charsiu spare ribs Sesame noodlesThursdayKeoki's pot roast Chicken adobo Beer-battered codTonightBraised short ribs Broiled fajita chicken Pinto beansSunday Carved top round Herb-broiled chicken Eggs Benedict Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Greek chicken breast Lentils Sauteed liver and onions Grill: Cheese sandwich Caf Roi Menu not available at press time
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 9ELECTRICIAN 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 IIIÂ–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 UPUBLIC 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 ASECURITY SPECIALIST, III, HR Req. 031893 ASENIOR DOCUMENT CONTROLLER, HR Req. 031985 U SERVER ADMINISTRATOR III, HR Req. 031819 A SHEET METAL WORKER III, HR Reqs. 031446 and 031422 USIX SIGMA BLACK BELT, HR Req. 031817 A SOFTWARE ENGINEER IV, HR Req. 031751 ASPACE 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 USYSTEMS 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 masterÂ’s degree and would like to know more about this unique opportunity, call Jane, 52800 or e-mail email@example.com. 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 Of ce in Building 835. AIRSCAN PACIFIC AIRSCAN PACIFIC is seeking a senior airframe and powerplant 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.Nast@smdck.smdc.army.mil ALTAIR Traveling Wave Tube Process Improvement Project: A Six Sigma team from ALTAIR analyzed the potential failure modes within the TWTs and created a process map to implement the warranty process with their customer. The process provided savings of $336K this year.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 or send to Building 902. Applications must be received by Sept. 15. LOSTDC FLIP-FLOP lost from Camp Hamilton. It floated out to sea. Hoping it came back. If you have seen it, please call 52811 or 51128. THREE LARGE POTTED plants, desert rose, were taken from the backyard of Quarters 226-A on Sept. 1. They may have been taken by mistake, as the occupants of 226-B left several plants behind when they moved. If you took these plants, please return them, no questions asked. FOUNDHOOD FOR RAINCOAT; light pink with darker blue outline. Found close to Surfway just off Lagoon where Poinsettia and Heliotrope intersect. Call 51596. WRISTWATCH at the Ivy Gym. Call 54578 or 50723 to identify. WANTEDSCUBA TANK, 100 or 120 cubic feet or Pony scuba tank. Call Jim at 53336. COMPUTER DESK chair, preferably without arm rests, reasonable price. Call Cyndi at 51388 SINGLE OR double jogging stroller,55176. PATIO SALESTODAY, 3 Â– 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. Â– 1 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Quarters 483-B (in back); womenÂ’s clothing, scrubs, maternity clothes, girls clothes and shoes (3 months -4T), umbrella stroller, toys and household items. MONDAY, 7:30 a.m., Dome 178. Household goods, toys, 10-inch kid bikes, trikes and baby gear. No early birds please. SEPT. 15, 9 Â– 11 a.m., Quarters 487-D. FOR SALEPLANTS, $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. BOAT HOUSE, Lot 10, insulated shipping container with new 5,000 BTU window air conditioner, full power and lights, fire extinguisher and flammable storage locker. Just passed inspection. Asking $1,000 or best offer. Call 53634 after 6 p.m. STAINLESS STEEL microwave, never used, still in the box. It is a Sharp, one cubic foot, 1100 watt. Many program features and turn table, $75. Call 54876. LARGE TV, with internal DVD, $300; small TV, $100; 700 Series Petmate Dog Crate, $300; Wire Kennel, extra large, $250; 400 Series Petmate Dog Crate, $100; four bookcases, $100 each; 1300-watt microwave, $150; four plastic Adirondack chairs, two mint, two tan, $30; plastic table and foot rest, $10 and wine rack, $25. Call Walt at 52129. RADIO FLYER Â“all terrainÂ” wagon, in great condition, hardly used, $95 and Panasonic PalmCorder video camera, barely used, lots of extras $200. Call 51596 after 9 a.m. and no later than 9 p.m. please. BOAT COVER for 9-feet, 6-inches or smaller inflatable, never used, $100. Call David at work, 52283. PANASONIC STEREO TV, 32-inches, Kenwood receiver, Yamaha five-disc CD player, Toshiba DVD player, Zenith six-head VCR, Sony dual recording cassette deck total package, $500; Bose Acoustimas 10 home theater speaker system, $400; set of blue /yellow dishes for 10-12 and serving pieces, $75 and two Kwaj-condition bikes, $20 each. Call 54165. ROD WITH Penn Senator 9/0 reel, $150; medium-size bike trailer, $50; larger, 54 quarts, cooler, $20 and Huffy female bike with baskets, $35. Leave a message at 50010. CRIB, WHITE Italian hardwood with Sealy mattress, $450; GE 40 pint dehumidifier, $50 and Britax child carseat $75. Call 3495 for details. COMMUNITY NOTICESTHE 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. YOUTH PROGRAMMING needs volunteers to lead 4-H clubs. Clubs can vary from cooking, gardening, sewing, art, fishing, 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, come to the 4-H volunteer banquet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Corlett Recreation Center, Room 4. Questions? Call Nick Langley at 53796. SCUBA CLUB monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in the Corlett Recreation Center, Room 1. All community members are invited to attend. Scuba Doo tickets will be on sale at the meeting. KWAJ BINGO card sales begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, with play beginng at 6:30 p.m. the Yokwe Yuk Club. Blackout is at 53 numbers with a $850 jackpot prize. Windfall completion at 34 numbers with an $1,300 prize. Must show your K-badge and be 21 to enter and play. BOY SCOUT Troop 314 will hold a registration and enrollment drive at 7 p.m., Thursday in the Scout Hut, Corlett Coming soonKwajalympicsU.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Organization Day8 a.m. 4 p.m., Sept. 22at Emon Beach on Kwajalein and the pool on Roi-NamurObstacle Course Relay ** Baggo ** Volleyball ** Three-legged Race ** Hot Shot B-ball ** Egg Toss ** Bingo ** Sand Castle building ** Dunk Tank ** Wiffle Softball ** Silly Swim Relays ** Kayak Rides ** Bounce House and Slip-N-Slide ** Trivia ** RMI WeavingContact your representative for more information: KRS Mission -Jane DeJoie; KRS Community -Simone Smead; KRS Functionals -Cathy Madore; KRS Logistics -Mike Diehl; USAKA/RTS -Chief Warrant Officer Donald Campbell and Maj. Timoty Bean; Roi-Namur -Tony Stephens
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 11 Recreation Center Room 6. Troop 314 is for boys 10-17. Questions? Call Ed Hillman at 50089 (w) or 53627 (h). 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. POWER OUTAGE, beginning at 7 a.m., Friday and lasting until at least midnight. The following facilities will be effected: Quarters 102,104, 202, 204, 206, 208, 209, 210, 212, 213, 214, 402, 404, 422, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, and 495. Comm Mux 3, Street Light Circuit B, Surf Bachelor Quarters, Ocean BQ, Palm BQ, Shell BQ, Reef BQ, Adult Recreation Center and Medical Trailers Facility Numbers 676 and 625. The Elementary School will be powered with a portable generator. The school will experience a short outage in the morning, and again in the evening while the generator is connected and disconnected. SCHOOL PICTURES will be taken on Friday and Sept. 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 office at 53761. RMI FALL SHOPPING DAY at MacyÂ’s, MacyÂ’s West and GimbelÂ’s is 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. Identification 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. COLLEGE NIGHT is at 7 p.m., Sept. 17 in the multi-purpose room for all high school juniors and seniors and their parents. Students and their families will to get valuable information about the college application process and talk to the high school counselor Jamie Bowers. Questions? Call 52011. ISLAND FLUFF WOMANSÂ’ Bowling League is from 12:45 to 3:15 p.m. on Thursdays starting Sept. 27, and continuing through Dec. 13. Questions? Call Emily at 53627. 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 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 office 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 Pacific 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 office. Call 52800 to make an appointment or to register. COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES are well underway, but it is not too late to register. Call 51078 as soon as possible to sign up for the class of your choice. Remember, there were two classes that did not make the flier: Shell Candle Making and Introduction to Spoken Marshallese. MANIT DAY, Marshallese Culture Day, will be celebrated in Kwajalein on Oct. 8. It will be an afternoon of demonstrations and presentations highlighting traditional Marshallese culture. The location is to be announced. If you would like to volunteer or get more information, please call the Marshallese Cultural Center at 59021.Kwajalein Police DepartmentÂ“ItÂ’s a Kwaj ThingÂ” Bike Rodeo 5-7 p.m., Sept. 167th Street adjacent to MacyÂ’s Kindergarten through 6th GradeFood and drinks provided For more information, call 54595. Kwajalein Scuba Club presentsScuba Dooan evening of dinner and dancing6:30 p.m., Sept. 23 See Amy Brouwer, JB Scott or Cowboy Galloway for tickets Kwajalein Police Department Bike RodeoRegistration and prize entry form Name: Age: Bike make: Bike serial number: Address: phone number: Bikes will be inspected by KPD personnel prior to youth participating in obstacle course. Complete this form and bring it to th e bike rodeo.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: E at 12-16 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: E at 12-16 knots. Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, 40 percent showers. Winds: E 8-12 knots. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, 60 percent showers. Winds: S at 8-12 knots. Thursday: Partly sunny, 40 percent showers. Winds: SE at 6-10 knots. Friday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: ESE at 6-10 knots. Sept. 15: Mostly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: E at 6-10 knots. Annual total: 50.52 inches Annual deviation: -10.68 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. COMMANDER from Page 2 visit was Aug. 24-27. He also provided me with guidance on what he wanted me to accomplish prior to my change of command next summer as a minimum for the individuals living and working on the island. The two points he provided me were to make a plan for transition that my replacement can execute and communicate that plan for the workforce quickly. Therefore, I would like to take a moment to address how I plan to accomplish the task he provided: a. Transition: We have several individuals working under the direction of George Snyder [director, Sensors Integration and Test and Evaluation Directorate] and me to complete a plan of what USAKA will look like at the end-state of transition. That plan cannot be made or completed without the assistance of our contractors; however, we must first complete all legal and contractual requirements. As you may have heard last year, the budget was reduced by more than $20 million dollars between the periods of FY09-10; therefore, like any large company throughout the world, change is going to occur, but now we must manage the change. The issue is now completing the plan and allowing all members of the team in the planning process so you can see how to implement that plan. I believe we will be able to allow all the contractors in on the plan in the next two or three weeks. I am going to Huntsville and will be getting that approval during the dates of Sept. 3-13. It is the goal of Campbell and the leadership of SMDC to inform the workforce as soon as possible of the specifics of the transition. I expect this will be complete and ready for a briefing at a town hall in November. I understand that this is a tough action to achieve as a leader, but I owe you that information; therefore, I want to communicate the changes which will be approved by Campbell prior to the November town hall meeting. Please stand by for a full presentation. b. Building a plan that we can use from the period FY07-11: As I reviewed the funding lines for Kwajalein, FY07 and FY08 are not bad years for funding. It is still above any types of cuts in funding; however, FY09 and FY10 are periods that we cannot do business as usual because the cuts will affect the missions and quality of life on Kwajalein Atoll. Therefore, we are building a plan that will address the hard years and allow me the opportunity to shift some funding to the critical areas and mitigate some of the shortfall with the budget. It is not just a plan; I must have a plan that must be approved and have all the changes communicated to the community and the customers. In closing, I see the upcoming year being even harder than my first year of command. Having achieved some solid goals for the community such as bringing AAFES [Army and Air Force Exchange Services] on island, getting DeCA [Defense Commissary Agency] to change their position and now consider coming to Kwajalein in FY08, and improving our customers from only five to over 13 missions in FY08, I feel these were all positive actions that will keep USAKA relevant in the future; however, completing the task of transition will be the ultimate goal. It is my aim to be honest and timely with the upcoming changes. I OWE YOU THAT MUCH AS YOUR LEADER AND THE COMMANDER of United States Army Kwajalein Atoll. Sunday 6:40 a.m./6:53 p.m. 4:31 a.m./5:17 p.m. 3:06 a.m., 4.0Â’ 9:33 a.m., -0.2Â’ 3:34 p.m., 3.4Â’ 9:24 p.m., 0.0Â’ Monday 6:40 a.m./6:52 p.m. 5:21 a.m./5:58 p.m. 3:38 a.m., 4.3Â’ 9:58 a.m., -0.5Â’ 3:59 p.m., 3.8Â’ 9:54 p.m., -0.3Â’ Tuesday 6:40 a.m./6:51 p.m. 6:08 a.m. /6:37 p.m. 4:06 a.m., 4.5Â’ 10:21 a.m., -0.6Â’ 4:24 p.m., 4.1Â’ 10:22 p.m., -0.5Â’ Wednesday 6:40 a.m./6:51 p.m. 6:53 a.m./7:14 p.m. 4:32 a.m., 4.6Â’ 10:43 a.m., -0.7Â’ 4.48 p.m., 4.3Â’ 10:49 p.m., -0.6Â’ Thursday 6:39 a.m./6:50 p.m. 7:37 a.m. /7:50 p.m. 4:56 a.m., 4.5Â’ 11:05 a.m., -0.7Â’ 5:12 p.m., 4.4Â’ 11:16 p.m., -0.5Â’ Friday 6:39 a.m./6:50 p.m. 8:21 a.m./8:27 p.m. 5:20 a.m., 4.3Â’ 11:26 a.m., -0.6Â’ 5:35 p.m., 4.4Â’ 11:42 p.m., -0.4Â’ Sept. 15 6:39 a.m./6:49 p.m. 9:06 a.m. /9:05 p.m. 5:43 a.m., 4.0Â’ 11:47 a.m., -0.4Â’ 5:58 p.m., 4.2Â’ Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low TideSun Â Moon Â Tides Hole in one Congratulations to Pam Frase On Aug. 31 Frase scored a hole in one on the 138-yard par three 15th using a 7 wood. Playing in the group with Frase was Kim Parker, Nancy Nast, Geary Shotts and Jim Feldpausch.