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The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 A c a d e t f r o m t h e I n d o n e s i a n t a l l s h i p A cadet from the Indonesian tall ship K r i D e w a r u c i Kri Dewaruci w e a r s a w a l r u s c o s t u m e d u r i n g wears a walrus costume during a p a r a d e T h u r s d a y e v e n i n g F o r m o r e o n t h e a parade Thursday evening. For more on the D e w a r u c i Â’ s DewaruciÂ’s v i s i t s e e P a g e 6 visit, see Page 6. ( P h o t o b y M i k e Z e i t z m a n n ) (Photo by Mike Zeitzmann)


Saturday, Oct. 6, 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 Editorial Budget decrease drives decisions To the entire team effort on the recent water pipe break. The emergency crews, housing and Food Services and most importantly, the guys doing the hard labor with a smile deserve a big well done.To Kwajalein Range Services Community Services for not providing water or refreshments to the Dewaruci cadets after they entertained the island with a parade and to Food Services for serving pork after the parade. Indonesia is 88 percent Muslim and Muslims do not eat pork. The big Army has faced and continues to go through transformation in how it is shaped and how it can be more ef cient with its resources. Today, it faces the effects of a six year war called the Global War on Terrorism. As funding has been cut to support the war, it also has affected how much funding is received by the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. I was told by my leadership and others in Huntsville, Ala. in early 2006 that I would be an agent of change. I would be the leader who would start steering the ship through the rough waters of 2007 as we move forward towards the endstate of 2011. That prophetic message has arrived. I am using The Hourglass and radio to express what actions of the staff, the leadership, and I are doing during this time of change. In the Army, we call this a strategic plan. I realize that many of you would like to provide me with your opinions or suggestions on this topic, and I appreciate your enthusiasm and desire to share your expertise. I am working as closely as I can legally with contractors and an Integrated Planning Team to assist me with the staff work. This report will be forwarded to Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense commander, for approval. Take a moment to review the milestone chart at the bottom of this page. It is the way ahead, or timeline that will provide you with key events being worked and what month those events will be achieved. Yes, this is a tough action, but through it all, Kwajalein Atoll will stand and survive because of our mission and the superb customer support we provide to the War ghter. The mark of an organization and its leader is not how well they do when everything is going well, but how well they react to change. I am committed to working and executing this mission because if Kwajalein is going to survive, it must remain within our given budget. I also want each of you to know that I care about each and every person on this island, but what is driving the train is the decrease of funding from FY08 to FY09 in our budget. We must become more ef cient and effective as we move forward with making Kwajalein better, but with a decrease of my funding line, things must change now. We cannot do business as usual. As a part of my strategic plan, I plan on using the chart as a marker to announce and inform the community on what event is listed and achieved from the period of October though December. The rst directorate to provide you with knowledge of what was established by the approval of the Power Reduction Initiative, and the savings associated with that plan is Public Works. Please standby for additional information in the next several months. Sept. 15Integated Process Teams formed Today Oct. 18 Completion of IPT work developing project tasks and times for transition taskOct. 31 Transition proposal read ahead provided to SMDC CGNov. 7-14 USAKA commander briefs SMDC CG on transition plan Nov. 27 USAKA commander talks about transition on a special Window on the Atoll Early Dec. USAKA commander conducts community town hall meetings on Kwajalein and Roi Late Dec. Briefs to American Embassy and Departments of Interior and State Release of information concerning Yokwe Yuk Club closure and trailer disposal


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 New column will provide answers to rumors on island 3 T r a n s i t i o n t a l k Transition talk Distribution of operations to Huntsville, housing changes part of transition strategy U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll News releaseOn a broad and general scale, the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll transition plan is one that relies on identi ed savings, and takes all necessary measures to operate within project budget guidance. Transformation of Kwajalein operations is set to expand mission capabilities within projected funding levels for FY 09-13. Huntsville, Ala. will become the center of operations with the Reagan Test Site commander located at U.S. Space and Missile Defense CommandÂ’s facility in the continental United States. Facilitating the transition plan will be the installation of a ber optic cable system allowing the RTS to distribute operations to Huntsville. This calls for a reduced island footprint that necessitates a reduction in accompanied status with the USAKA commander remaining on island to maintain coherent operations with Huntsville. What does this mean speci cally for Kwajalein residents? Within the next 30 days, the process will begin for unaccompanied Kwajalein Range Service personnel in shared trailers to move into bachelor quarter rooms. KRS Public Works is providing the speci cs of this rst-round move in a letter sent to affected trailer residents. Residents will be provided BQ rooms adhering to standards and procedures already established by the KRS housing of ce. Married, dual contract holders on unaccompanied status will be moved at a later date into converted BQ suites. USAKA has provided funds for the conversion of the suites and upon completion dual contract holders will be moved in to the modi ed rooms in FY 08 as available. Dogs arenÂ’t allowed in the BQs; trailer residents will need to nd new homes for their canine pets. Additional personnel moves from trailers will be addressed in future Hourglass articles. Building energy managers will be appointed. KRS will peruse and execute alternate work schedules for selected facilities to support energy reductions. Private users of electricity, such as private clubs and boat lot occupants, will soon see the implementation of fees for non residential power consumption. As part of the planned facility reduction, the Yuk Club is set to close on Oct. 31 and the existing bar will be relocated to the Ocean View Club. USAKA and RTS are actively working on the power reduction plan for Roi Namur.Starting this week, there will be an update and timeline every week in the Kwajalein Hourglass. Please refer to this weekÂ’s timeline on Page 2. Every effort will be made to inform the Kwajalein public of changes due to transformation. Residents are encouraged to send their questions to The Hourglass Col. Stevenson Reed, USAKA commander, will be on the AFN morning radio program broadcast, at 7 a.m., Friday on 1224 AM, 101.1 FM and Channel 9 discussing transformation. Community members can call 53740 or 53741 with questions theyÂ’d like to address to him. He will also hold town hall meetings the rst week of December on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. Hourglass reportsA new column is planned for The Kwajalein Hourglass highlighting rumors and community leadersÂ’ responses to the rumors. Rumors, half-truths and far-fetched stories are running rampant during this time of transformation for the U. S. Army Kwajalein Atoll community. Leaders from USAKA and Kwajalein Range Services recognize the need to assist the community in understanding how these changes affect their daily lives and their future on atoll. The Kwajalein Hourglass is an Army newspaper and is a tool for USAKA Commander Col. Stevenson Reed to use to provide command information to residents. Community members are encouraged to submit rumors theyÂ’ve heard, or just questions theyÂ’d like to have answered by leadership to Hourglass@smdck.smdc.arm The questions will be forwarded to the appropriate department for answers. Similar subject-matter questions may be consolidated. The names of the submitters will be withheld. This program has been established to help dispel rumors and to provide an additional avenue for the ow of information between the community and leadership. The rst column will be in The Hourglass as soon as questions have been received from the community and answered by leadership. The goal is to have a quick turnaround of information. For more information, call 52114.


Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass Yokwe Yuk Club faces nal month4 Goodbye old friend Hourglass reportsThe article, “Plan reduces energy use,” in the Sept. 1, Hourglass described a series of power reduction initiatives that will implemented by the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll in order to help reduce the cost of operations on Kwajalein. One initiative on the list calls for “consolidation of functions and shutdown of targeted facilities.” A speci c example cited was the closure of the Yokwe Yuk Club. The current plan is to have closed this facility by Oct. 31. Although it has been quite some time since the Yokwe Yuk Club kitchen was closed, the club has continued to be a popular venue for catered dining events, live band shows, seasonal parties and other special events. With its pending closure, there is a need to identify some alternative venues within the community where these events and activities can be held. The following is a list of possible sites with information on allowable capacity, comments, and points of contact for reservations. The Yokwe Yuk Club has been the site of Kwajalein traditions, including the annual tree-lighting ceremony, for many years. The club is closing Oct. 31.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 5 French class students put language skills to work during visit to France O o h l a l a Ooh la la By Nell DrumhellerEditorA group of young people and adults traveled a long way over the summer to experience rst-hand what they had learned in school. Five current and seven former Kwajalein students, along with three adults went to France in July. Why? Well, why not. But also, “To give the students a chance to put their language skills into practice,” explained French Teacher Barbara Bicanich. “They also got a chance to see things rst-hand instead of just looking at pictures in a book.” The group traveled, for nine days, from the United States, where they convened in Boston, to Paris, Nimes and Nice. “The students had an opportunity to stretch their comfort zone and they had to rely on each other and themselves more than usual,” Bicanich said. “They were able to build memories that will last for years. They also have a sense of being members of a world community and representing the U.S.” Former Kwajalein student Ben Ouderkirk was on the trip, “I was surprised by how easy it was to get by with my knowledge of the French language. I was also surprised by how helpful and friendly the French people were if you were respectful of their culture.” He added, “I learned how immersing yourself in a different culture can help you learn their ways and their language.” Shelley Childers, a senior on Kwajalein grew from her experiences in Europe, “I learned how important it is to try to connect with the people in a different country.” But she didn’t feel out of place in France, “I was surprised by how many people spoke English.” This was both of these young peoples rst trip to France. Other rst-time visitors were Leah Simpson, Livy Hoskins and Tessa Thimsen, who graduated from Kwajalein in June. “I was very surprised by how friendly the people were.” Tessa said. “I had always heard that the French people are rude, but when you actually visit, it’s the other way around. I watched American tourists and saw how rude some of them were towards the French. The tourists who were friendly received wonderful service. As long as you are respectful to the people and their culture, they are friendly and nice.” Leah agreed with Tessa’s assessment. “The most important thing I learned from the trip is that the French culture is so different than Americans stereotypically think,” she said. I realized that although they have some cultural habits that we might nd a little strange, their culture is an amazingly rich one with tons of history. I also learned so much about the history of France that we had touched on class but never studied in immense detail. “ Livy chimed in, “I was surprised how different our culture was from the French culture – they don’t have many fast food restaurants, mostly cafes. It was really nice.” Cassia Griswold, Monica Peters, Chris Horner and Michael Hillman, all 11th graders, were also on the trip. They felt their level of French language comprehension had them prepared. “We really only needed to know the basics but I felt like I knew more than that,” Corinne said. Monica added, “I knew more French than I realized.” Michael said,”I tried to speak as much French as possible and I was able to communicate.” He added, “I learned how to order food in French.” Cassia commented on how her language skills helped her make new friends, “I was able to communicate well and ask for help nding my way around the metro. I even had a conversation with an artist in southern France about his paintings.” Chris said he learned how to navigate the subway system and, “I was surprised by how much French history I learned.” Most of the students are eager to return to Europe someday. “I would love to go back to France. I had never considered doing a study abroad program but now it is a very real possibility for me,” Tessa said. Leah added, “I will de nitely go back to France. There was so much that we didn’t get to see. Hopefully, I will be able to do a study abroad semester while I’m in college.” “I plan to go back, maybe during a study abroad program when I go to college,” Cassia said. Emily and Sandy Hillman traveled with the young people as ‘adult participants.’ “I learned that the French people are helpful, friendly and kind. I did not experience any anti-American feelings at all,” Emily said. “I really enjoyed this trip. I think our group got along great. I was very proud of our young adults.” Sandy Hillman, foreground, visits Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on a student trip to France. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Bicanich)


Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 P o r t o f c a l l Port of call Hourglass reportsMid-morning on Tuesday, the KRI Dewaruci a barquentine tall ship from Indonesian, docked at Echo Pier. Crewed by Indonesian Naval of cers and cadets, the ship is on its return voyage after participating in an international celebration of sail training and sea education around the Newport and Fort Adams, Rhode Island waterfronts June 27 July 1. The Dewaruci departs on Sunday morning at approximately 10 a.m. The KRI Dewaruci is a Class A tall ship owned and operated by the Indonesian Navy. She is used as a sail training vessel for naval cadets and is the largest tall ship in the Indonesian eet. The Dewaruci also serves as a goodwill ambassador for the country of Indonesia to the rest of the world.Indonesian tall ship stops at Kwajalein on return from sea training celebrationKwajalein children join in the parade by the Dewaruci cadets Thursday evening. (Photos by Nell Drumheller)Dewaruci cadet drummers march down Lagoon Road to Emon Beach.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 7The name Dewaruci is derived from the name of a sea god in Indonesian folklore symbolizing honesty and bravery. The gurehead of the ship is a representation of the god. Destined for the Indonesian Naval Academy, construction of the 191-foot, threemasted ship was started in 1952 by H.C. Stulcken in Hamburg, Germany, and she was launched in 1953. Ever since then the barquentine has been based in Surabaya and used as the Indonesian NavyÂ’s sail-training ship. The crew of the Dewaruci offered open house tours each evening while in port. On Wednesday evening two soccer teams from the ship competed in a round-robin tournament against local teams. The Indonesians f ie ld e d teams re p re s entin g t h eir ca d et s a n d c r e w. T he te am s f rom Kwa j a l ein wer e S p artans I, Loca l s One Talk and Fish. The results were: game 1, Dewaruci Cadets defeated Spartans I, 1-0 (shootout); game 2, Dewaruci Crew defeated Fish, 1-0; game 3, Dewaruci Cadets defeated Locals, 4-0; game 4, Spartans 1 defeated Locals, 1-0 (shootout); game 5, Fish defeated One Talk, 1-0 (shootout); game 6, One Talk defeated Dewaruci Crew, 1-0; game 7, Fish defeated Dewaruci Cadets, 3-2 and game 8, Spartans 1 defeated Dewaruci Crew, 2-0. The crew and cadets from the Indonesian tall ship provided a parade to the community on Thursday evening. The parade began at Dewaruci was at Kwajalein in April on the way to theUnitedStates. Cadets from the Dewaruci played soccer against the i SpartansIhighschoolteamWednesdayafternoon. the Dock Security Check Point, continuing East on 6th to Lagoon, then north on Lagoon to the high school and then across the eld to Emon Beach. The parade led the community to Emon Beach where the Armed Force Entertainment band TripDavon performed at 6:30 p.m. The of cers of the Dewaruci held an invitation-only party on board the ship on Friday evening. The festivities included traditional Indonesian music, dancing and food. The DewaruciÂ’s next visit may be in 2011. p open house Friday evening. The Dewaruci arrived at Kwajalein on Tuesday. i


Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglasspleted roster to Cathy Madore at Environmental, Safety and Health in Building 357 by Oct. 31. Initial training on these topics is offered as part of new employee safety orientation. Therefore, employees who have completed new employee safety orientation within the past six months are exempt from this requirement. If an employee does not have access to a TV or the Roller or has questions, call Madore, 58856. 8 Mandatory hazardous waste training for all employees to be shown on AFN Kwajalein Ten servicemembers die in Global War on Terror Library...........................................................1-6:30 p.m. Ten-Ten....................................................10 a.m.-7 p.m. GimbelÂ’s...................................................10 a.m.-2 p.m.MacyÂ’s and MacyÂ’s West..........................10 a.m.-2 p.m.Beauty/Barber Shop Monday................................................................Closed Tuesday.....................................................Normal hours DVD Depot Monday...............................11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-7 p.m. Tuesday..............................................................Closed Laundry...............................................................Closed YokweYuk Club......................................6:30-11:30 p.m. Country Club....................................6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Ocean View............................................4:30-10:30 p.m.Sunrise Bakery....Monday and Tuesday.....6 a.m.-noonPost Of ce Kwaj...............Closed Monday, open Tuesday Post Of ce Roi.........................................Closed TuesdayColumbus 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 Hourglass ReportsThe U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Environmental Standards require each employee to undergo annual refresher training in hazardous waste awareness, hazardous waste operations and hazardous waste safe handling. To maintain compliance with this requirement, Kwajalein Range Services Environmental, in conjunction with AFN Kwajalein, will be airing the required training on AFN Channel 32 on the following days and times: 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Oct. 13,16,18 and 20. Supervisors are responsible for: (1) ensuring that each of their employees view one of the offered sessions in its entirety during normal work hours (2) ensuring each employee signs the class roster (available at envtr) after viewing the training session and (3) sending the comPfc. Christopher F. Pfeifer 21, of Spalding, Neb., died Sept. 25 in San Antonio of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms re Aug. 17 near Kamu, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany. Pfc. Mathew D. Taylor 21, of Cameron Park, Calif., died Sept. 26 in San Antonio of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle July 23 in Sarobi District, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. Spc. Ciara M. Durkin 30, of Quincy, Mass., died Sept. 28 at Bagram Air eld, Afghanistan of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident. She was assigned to the 726th Finance Battalion, Massachusetts Army National Guard, West Newton, Mass. Sgt. 1st Class James D. Doster 37, of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Sept. 29 in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive devise and small arms re. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Staff Sgt. Donnie D. Dixon 37, of Miami, died Sept. 29 in Baloor, Iraq of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms re. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.Sgt. Zachary D. Tellier 31, of Charlotte, N.C., died Sept. 29 at Firebase Wilderness, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms re. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.Sgt. Robert T. Ayres III 23, of Los Angeles, died Sept. 29 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms re. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. Spc. Chirasak Vidhyarkorn 32, of Queens, N.Y., died Sept. 29 in Diwaniyah, Iraq of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 142nd Field Artillery Regiment, Camp Shelby, Miss. Sgt. Randell Olguin 24, of Ralls, Texas, died Sunday in Baghdad of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms re. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck. Gunnery Sgt. Herman J. Murkerson Jr ., 35, of Adger, Ala., died Monday while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 9 Religious Services Catholic Saturday Mass, 5:30 p.m., in the small chapel. Sunday Mass, 9:15 a.m., in the main chapel. Mass on Roi is at 12:30 p.m., 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 WANTED KRS has the following job openings. For contract hire positions, call Dennis Lovin, 256-890-8710. For all others, call Carolyn Veirup, 51300. Full job descriptions and requirements for contract openings are located online at Job descriptions for other openings are located at Human Resources, Building 700. NEED EXTRA money? KRS employment applications are continually accepted for all Community Services departments and the Human Resources temporary pool for casual positions. Some examples of these positions are: sport of cials, scorekeepers, delivery drivers, lifeguards, catering/dining room workers, medical of ce receptionists, temporary of ce support, etc. For more information, call the KRS HR Of ce at 54916. ON ISLAND HIRESAC&R TECHNICIANS I, full-time, Kwaj Ops., HR Reqs. K050009 and K050010 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 JANITOR, Food Services, full-time position, HR Req. K050242 LAB PRODUCTION CONTROL SPECIALIST, fulltime, Mission Calibration Lab, HR Req. K050249 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 PLUMBER/PIPEFITTER II, full-time, Utilities, HR Req. K050040 PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK, full-time position, Automotive. HR Req. K050167 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 SUPERVISOR, Hazardous Waste, full-time position, HR Req. K050246 TOOL ROOM ATTENDANT I, full-time position, Roi Operations, HR Req. K050137 TOOL ROOM ATTENDANT, Automotive Services, fulltime, HR Reg. K050255 TRAFFIC AGENT I, part-time, Air eld Ops, HR Req. K050181 WAREHOUSE RECEIVING AND RECORDS CLERK, full-time, Property Management, HR Req. K050153 Monday Chicken-fried steak Roasted Cornish hen Crab Benedict Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Barbecued pork butt Chef’s choice Quiche LorraineGrill: Brunch station open Thursday Chicken fajitas Chorizo enchiladas Nacho chips and cheese Grill: Burrito/tacos Friday Meatloaf Local boy stew Sesame mahi Grill: ChuckwagonOct. 13 Sweet/sour pork Chicken Cordon bleu Pepperoni/cheese pizza Grill: Rarebit burgerCaf Pacific DinnerSundaySalisbury steak Baked ono Chicken sukiyakiMondayCajun roast pork Island jerk chicken Baked tofu with cabbageTuesdayFried chicken Fish sandwich Broccoli stir-fryWednesdayLondon broil Chef’s choice Broiled chickenFridayPineapple spareribs Thai chicken Vegetable chow funThursdayBeef lasagna Spinach/mushroom lasagna Veal AlfredoTonightBuild-your-own pizza Short rib stew Fajita chickenSunday Carved sauerbraten Chicken snitzel Bratwurst and sauerkraut Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Roasted turkey Indonesian pork Cod almondine Grill: Ham and cheese Caf Roi Monday Eggs Benedict Cordon bleu casserole Pork scallopini Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Tamales Chicken enchilada Refried beansGrill: Brunch station open Thursday Spicy beef stir-fry Barbecued ribs Garlic fried rice Grill: Chicken sandwich Friday Barbecued briskit Clam cakes Crab bisqueGrill: Chicken sandwichOct. 13 Spaghetti Veggie lasagna Chicken Alfredo Grill: Meatball subDinnerSundayPolynesian pork chops Chicken and long rice Chinese pepper steakMondayFettuccini with bacon Italian sausage/peppers Eggplant/cheeseTuesdayRoi fried chicken Broiled mahi mahi Beef BurgundyWednesdayPaci c rim ank steak Chicken Florentine Brussel sproutsFridaySzechuan pork stir-fry Hunan chicken Egg rollsThursdaySwedish meatballs Kalua pork Tuna casseroleTonightBaby back ribs Sesame chicken Beer-battered codSunday Roasted chicken Barbecued kabob Eggy veggie bake Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Mini-cheese pizza Chicken wings Macaroni Grill: Missile burgers CONTRACT HIRES (A) accompanied (U) unaccompanied Even numbered requisitions=CMSI Odd numbered requisitions=KRSAC &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


Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 KREMS Radar Pre-Joint Nominal Mission Day Activity Process Improvement Project: A Six Sigma team utilized process maps, a failure modes and effects analysis and control charts to identify key areas to reduce time required to perform pre-joint nominal mission day activities. The result was a reduction of 12 percent for the range and customer. C a p t a i n C o n s e r v o s a y s : Captain Conservo says:Turn off display and decorative lighting when not in useCONTRACTS 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 UELECTRICIAN III, HR Reqs. 031224, 031210, 031330, 031332, 031370, 031372, 031408, 031412 and 031452 U ELECTRICIAN IV, HR Reqs. 031302, 031304, 031380 and 031414 U ELECTRICIAN LEAD, HR Req. 031448 U ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN I, II, III, HR Reqs. 031719, 031743, 031383 and 031593 U ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR, HR Req. 031907 A ENGINEER, HR Req. 031436 U FACILITIES ENGINEER IV, HR Req. 031240 A FIELD ENGINEER, HR Req. 031729 U FIELD ENGINEER II, HR Req. 031753 A FIRE INSPECTOR, HR Req. 031426 U FIRE SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031428 U FIREFIGHTER, HR Reqs. 031268, 031270, 031312, 031316, 031318, 031368, 031430 and 031450 U FIREFIGHTER/EMT, HR Reqs. 031278 and 031388 U HARDWARE ENGINEER II, III, HR Reqs. 031733 and 031897 A HOMEWORK CENTER LEAD, HR Req. 031835 U HOUSING INSPECT/EST/MAINT SPECIALIST, HR Req. 030390 U HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER, HR Req. 031873 U IT PROJECT PLANNER II, HR Req. 031887 A KWAJALEIN POWER PLANT, MECHANICAL LEAD, HR Req. 031374 A LEAD FIRE INSPECTOR, HR Req. 031424 U LEAD WELDER, HR Req. 031198 U MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST, MECK, HR Req. 031386 U MANAGEMENT & STANDARDS ANALYST III, HR Req. 031290 U MANAGER, ENGINEERING & PLANNING, HR Req. 031262 A MASONRY III, HR Req. 031336 U MATERIAL DISPOSAL SPECIALIST, HR Req. 031911 U MECHANIC III, IV, HR Reqs. 031418, 031432, 031246 and 031434 U MECK POWER PLANT MECHANIC III, HR Req. 031286 MISSION PLANNER III, HUNTSVILLE, HR Req. 031757 MISSION TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, HR Req. 031799 A MMW OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, HR Req. 031945 U NETWORK ENGINEER III–MO, HR Req. 031227 A OPERATOR, SPACE SURVEILLANCE, HR Req. 031697 U PAINTER III, HR Req. 031366 U PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, HR Req. 031449 A PLANT TECHNICIAN II, III, HR Reqs. 031947 and 031949 U PLUMBER PIPEFITTER III, HR Req. 031354 U PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK III, HR Req. 031420 U PROGRAMMER/ ANALYST-Payroll Support, HR Req. 031349 U PROGRAMMER/ ANALYST-SUPPLY and MAINT, HR Req. 031841 A PROJECT CONTROLS ENGINEER III, HR Req. 031252 U PROJECT 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 REGISTERED NURSE, HR Req. 031871 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 ASENIOR DOCUMENT CONTROLLER, HR Req. 031985 USERVER ADMINISTRATOR III, HR Req. 031819 A SHEET METAL WORKER III, HR Reqs. 031446 and 031422 U SIX SIGMA BLACK BELT, HR Req. 031817 A SOFTWARE ENGINEER IV, HR Req. 031751 A SPACE SURVEILLANCE OPERATOR, HR Reqs. 031619, 031915 and 031903 U SR FLIGHT SAFETY RF FIELD ENGINEER, HR Req. 031627 U SR PROJECT CONTROLS SUPERVISOR, HR Req. 031745 A STYLIST, HR Req. 031823 U SUPERVISOR, HAZARDOUS WASTE, HR Req. 031400 A SUPERVISOR, CONFIGURATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT, HR Req. 031821 A SUPERVISOR, BODY SHOP/LT VEH MAINT, HR Req. 031196 A SUPERVISOR, PURCHASING HR Req. 031923 Richmond, Calif. SUPERVISOR SECURITY, HR Req. 031937 U SYSTEMS ENGINEER III and IV, HR. Reqs. 031909, 031939, 031797 and 031749 A WAREHOUSEMEN LEAD, HR Reqs. 031360, 031398 and 031416 U WELDER IV, HR Req. 031444 U THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND Adjunct instructors to teach an eight-week term in the near future. If you have a master’s degree and would like to know more about this unique opportunity, call Jane, 52800 or e-mail WANTEDTALENT AND BACKSTAGE help for Kaleidoscope of Music. Call Jennifer, 50227. WESTERN/TEXAS-themed decorations and knick knacks for the upcoming elementary school’s mother/ son barbecue dinner/dance. Items will be carefully used. Decorations needed by Oct. 6. Call Pam Duffy, 58496, days, or email at pamela.duffy@smdck.smdc. PORTUGESE STUDY materials including CD and DVDs. Rosetta Stone or similar language computer programs. Call 50432. LOST LARGE RUGBY stripe beach towel monogrammed with ‘John’ on it. Call 55959. TANZANITE EARRING in the vicinity of Sprint Loop between Quarters 209 and the Child Development Center. Call 52389 or 54877. PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES, bifocals that darken in sunlight, wire frames, near Emon Beach at Kwajalympics. Call 58455. THE ADULT RECREATION CENTER kitchen is missing some items and would like them returned. Are you PCSing? Feel free to donate any kitchen wares to the ARC. FOUNDDIVE BAG outside Palm Bachelor Quarters. Call 55959. SUN NEXUS 4 bike with single-speed rim, no registration tag. Call 54404 or 51668.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 11 Col. Stevenson Reed will be on FridayÂ’s morning radio show with Rich Feagler to answer questions about the USAKA/RTS transition. Call 53740 or 53741 in advance with your question to t he colonel so he can address it during the program. The program will air on 101.1 FM, 1224 AM and on Channel 9. WHITE TABLECLOTHS on dirt road near Camp Hamilton on Sept. 17. Call Tina, 52034. NEW CLOCK RADIO by Waste Water Treatment Plant and boat houses Monday. Call Tim, 52155 or 58044. PATIO SALES TODAY THRU THURSDAY, 7-9 p.m., Surf Room 321. PCS sale. Cash only. MONDAY, 7 am.-3 p.m., Quarters 460-A. MONDAY, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Trailer 573. Plant sale. Exotic hibiscus, bougainvilleas, various palms, ginger, heliconias and obessiums. FOR SALECOLEMAN PORTABLE table top for propane grill, new, $20. Call 55959. GAS GRILL; dishwasher; coffee table; bagless vacuum cleaner; Epson ink jet printer; Sony TV, 36-inch, $750; plants and yard supplies, see at Qtrs. 439-A, $200 takes all. Call 51713. COLUMBIA 26 MKII with boat house that has passed all inspections and everything in it, refurbished cradle and contents of boat Boat needs some minimal paint work, $9,000 or best offer. Call 52427, evenings. MENÂ’S BIKE, aluminum frame with four gears, available Oct. 17, $75; bike trailer, $50 and TV, 13-inch, $60. Call 54165. JVC STEREO with ve-CD changer and two tape decks, $120; JBL Magnum speargun, 48inches, $75; pneumatic speargun, 28-inches, $50; SIMPLETECH 160GB portable hard drive, USB-powered, with manufacturerÂ’s box, CD, USB cable and instructions, ts in palm of hand, $135; portable table top for propane grill, $20 Call 55959. MICRONESIAN STORY BOARDS, one small, hand-crafted, $50, one large, natural wood, hand-crafted, excellent condition, $250; crosswalk treadmill, electronic pro-form with power incline and cushion base to protect joints and reduce stress, control console displays speed, time, distance and calories burned, fold to save space, $400. Call 53640, 4-8 p.m. SIGMA 24mm F1.8 EX DG aspherical macro lens for Canon digital or lm SLR cameras, ideal for landscapes, low-light or general-purpose photography, sharp, fast, and has smooth autofocus, excellent condition, includes lens caps and hood, $250. Call Jon, 58123. BOAT HOUSE and Boat Lot 307, Boat 359, all parts, tools and boating related gear included, well-maintained boat and boat house, boat house includes, A/C, freezer, refrigerator and stereo and large picnic area behind boat house, rst $28,000 takes it all. Call Ed, 52232. CRIB THREE-IN-ONE bed, changes from crib to toddler bed or to day bed, $200 and rocking unicorn, $15. Call 55176. CANOPY 10 BY 40 all aluminum, no rust, only six months old, paid $750, Make offer, will part out if necessary. Call 54027. GRADY WHITE 240 off-shore boat, Lot 4, with twin Yamaha 150s counter-rotating outboards and 150 gallons of fuel, VHF radio, large grandfathered boat lot, 30-feet by 60-feet boat shack, spare parts including two complete Yamaha 150 engines and two Penn 130 reels, $40,000. Call Hilton, 59081, work or 59335, home. PCS SALE. Kodak EasyShare P850, digital camera, 5.1MP with AC adapter, bag, dock station and 1GB SD card, $250; Creative Zen 30GB MP3 player, $300; Black and Decker OpitToast toaster,$20; bike lock,$10; foot spa, $50; navy color dress, size 16, $120 and Sony 27-inch Wega Trinitron TV with stand, $275. Call Sarah, 59314. GRACO TWO-CHANNEL baby monitor with two receivers, $20; Diaper Genie with six new re lls, $40; training potty, $10; new travel potty for toddlers, $5 and assorted cups and bowls for toddler, $5 for all. Call 52642. GAZELLE FITNESS glider, paid $250, will sell for $100 or best offer; 40-gallon sh tank with air pump and light bar, free and assorted womenÂ’s and teen clothing. Call Denice, 52479. GLASS TOP aluminum patio table and four chairs with cushions, $100 and two plastic lounge-type chairs, $10 each, all items in excellent condition. Call 52244, 6-9pm. HONDA FOUR-STROKE engine, 15horsepower, 1999 model with less than 30 hours, $1,300; Boat House 69 and lot, nice lagoon view, $800 and Boat House 10, $1,000. Call Dennis, 51850, work or 54489, home. BOAT SHACK 205 on the seawall with Cal 20 sailboat including new sails, rigging and mooring, $12,000; Marin full-suspension bike with new Shimano LX components, $400 and menÂ’s four-speed Sun bike, $50. Call Mike, 50942. COLEMAN PORTABLE propane grill, new in box, $20. Call John, 54302. COMMUNITY NOTICESKWAJALEIN YACHT CLUBÂ’s monthly sailboat race is Sunday. A skippersÂ’ meeting will be at 1 p.m., at the Small Boat Marina.LATIN NIGHT is 8-11 p.m., Sunday at the Yuk Club. Come listen to some great tunes and enjoy some margaritas and Coronas while dancing. Questions? Call the Yuk Club, 53419. KWAJALEIN RUNNING ClubÂ’s Columbus Day Run is 6 a.m., Tuesday. Distance options are 6.52 and 13.04 miles. Questions? Call Bob or Jane, 51815. WATCH THE Dallas Cowboys take on the Buffalo Bills Tuesday at the Yuk club on KwajÂ’s biggest TV screen, $2 hot dogs, $1.50 pizza slices and $2 nachoÂ’s available at game time. Cold $1 domestic Beer and $2 imports also available. Club opens at 6:30 PM. BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, Water Department personnel will be ushing the potable water system until Oct. 20. Some discoloration in your water may occur. If so, ush the water line for a few minutes or until the water runs clear. If the discoloration persists, call 58044 or 51847. THE JUNIOR/SENIOR High School Band and Choir Concert is at 7 p.m., Thursday, in the multi-purpose room.KWAJ BINGO is Thursday at the Yuk Club. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m. Play will begin at 6:30 p.m. Blackout at 55 numbers with a $950 jackpot prize. Windfall completion at 24 numbers with an $800 prize. Bring your K-badge to play. Must be 21 to enter and play. No cell phones.ARMED FORCES ENTERTAINMENT band Entice will perform at 9:30 p.m., Oct. 13, at the Yuk Club and at 6 p.m., Oct. 14, on Emon Beach. ENJOY AN evening of ballroom dancing between 7 and 9:30 p.m., Oct. 13, in the multipurpose room. Free and open to the community. Adults and high school students welcome. Bring your own non-alcoholic beverages. Questions? Call Dick or Cheryl, 51684. THE MOBILE KITCHEN will serve dinner at 7 p.m., Oct. 13, on Emon Beach. The menu includes shrimp cocktail, garden salad, dinner rolls, pineapple ginger mahi mahi, herbed garlic mashed potatoes, carrot bake and chocolate mousse trompe with cherry coulis. Sign up at Three Palms Snack Bar. THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Mother and Son barbecue dinner will be at 6 p.m., Oct. 14, in Community Activities Center Room 6. Kindergarten through Grade six boys and moms are invited. The theme is country/western so round up those cowboy hats and boots. Questions? Call 58496. COMMUNITY WIDE Island Beautification Day. Volunteer to help with islandwide beauti cation by dedicating 30 minutes on Oct. 22 to clean up a public area. Call Brenda, 53331, or email Br to sign up and get details. Participants are provided trash bags and gloves and everyone will receive a free gift certi cate from Community Activities. THE YOKWE YUK WomenÂ’s Club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct. 22, at the Yuk Club. Deli lunch will be served. All island women welcome. ALL AVAILABLE trailers have been committed for the Halloween weekend. Requests are no longer being accepted by Kwaj Lodge.


Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass12 Sunday 6:37 a.m./6:37 p.m. 3:19 p.m./3:68 a.m. 2:07 a.m., 3.5’ 8:36 a.m., 0.1’ 2:44 p.m., 3.2’ 8:34 p.m., 0.4’ Monday 6:37 a.m./6:36 p.m. 4:06 a.m./4:37 p.m. 2:42 a.m., 3.8’ 9:01 a.m., 0.1’ 3:08 p.m., 3.6’ 9:05 p.m., 0.0’ Tuesday 6:37 a.m./6:36 p.m. 4:51 a.m./5:14 p.m. 3:11 a.m., 4.1’ 9:23 a.m., 0.4’ 3:31 p.m., 4.0’ 9:33 p.m., 0.2’ Wednesday 6:37 a.m./6:35 p.m. 5:35 a.m./5:50 p.m. 3:37 a.m., 4.2’ 9:45 a.m., 0.5’ 3:54 p.m., 4.3’ 9:59 p.m., 0.4’ Thursday 6:37 a.m./6:35 p.m. 6:18 a.m./6:26 p.m. 4:02 a.m., 4.2’ 10:06 a.m., 0.6’ 4:17 p.m., 4.5’ 10:26 p.m., 0.5’ Friday 6:37 a.m./6:35 p.m. 7:03 a.m./7:04 p.m. 4:26 a.m., 4.2’ 10:28 a.m., 0.6’ 4:40 p.m., 4.6 10:52 p.m., 0.6’ Oct. 13 6:37 a.m./6:34 p.m. 7:48 a.m. /7:44 p.m. 4:50 a.m., 4.0’ 10:49 a.m., 0.5’ 5:04 p.m., 4.5’ 11:18 p.m., 0.5’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ESE at 4-8 knots. Monday: Partly cloudy, 40 percent showers. Winds: ESE at 5-10 knots. Tuesday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: ESE at 4-8 knots. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, 40 percent showers. Winds: light and variable. Thursday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: SE at 6-12 knots. Friday: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: E at 5-10 knots. Oct. 13: Mostly cloudy, 40 percent showers. Winds: E at 7-12 knots. Annual total: 61.16 inches Annual deviation: -10.95 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low TideSun  Moon  Tides MA N I T MANIT DA Y DAY M a r s h a l l e s e C u l t u r e D a y Marshallese Culture Day i s 3 5 p m M o n d a y o n is 3-5 p.m., Monday, on t h e M a r s h a l l e s e C u l t u r a l the Marshallese Cultural C e n t e r g r o u n d s T h e r e w i l l Center grounds. There will b e d e m o n s t r a t i o n s a n d be demonstrations and p r e s e n t a t i o n s h i g h l i g h t i n g presentations highlighting t r a d i t i o n a l M a r s h a l l e s e traditional Marshallese w e a v i n g c o o k i n g f o o d weaving, cooking, food, d a n c i n g a n d o t h e r s k i l l s dancing and other skills. A s p e c i a l p r e s e n t a t i o n o n A special presentation on t r a d i t i o n a l m e d i c i n e s b y traditional medicines by D r I r e n e T a a f a k i a n d M a r i a Dr. Irene Taafaki and Maria F o w l e r w i l l b e a t 4 : 3 0 p m I f Fowler will be at 4:30 p.m. If y o u w o u l d l i k e t o v o l u n t e e r you would like to volunteer o r g e t m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n or get more information, c a l l t h e M a r s h a l l e s e C u l t u r a l call the Marshallese Cultural C e n t e r 5 9 0 2 1 Center, 59021.7:30 p.m. Thursday, at Roi Outrigger 8 p.m., Friday, at the Yuk Club