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The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 A b o v e : A v i e w o f O c e a n R o a d t o d a y l o o k i n g n o r t h f r o m t h e a i r p o r t t e r m i n a l Above: A view of Ocean Road, today, looking north from the airport terminal. B e l o w : T h e s a m e v i e w i n t h e 1 9 5 0 s F o r m o r e ‘ t h e n a n d n o w ’ s e e P a g e 6 Below: The same view in the 1950s. For more ‘then and now,’ see Page 6. ( T o p p h o t o b y B i l l R e m i c k ) (Top photo by Bill Remick)


Saturday, Oct. 20, 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 COMMENTARY See REASONS, Page 5There’s lots of good reasons to get it done To whoever decided to no longer allow bike parking at the Dock Security Checkpoint near the Bank of the Marshall Islands. It is a huge inconvenience to hundreds of commuters as well as many residents who live near the parking area and are awakened daily. There is also insuf cient lighting at the location. To personnel and departments abusing use of government vehicles by taking passengers to and from the airport, running personal errands, driving to the CafŽ Paci c for lunch and numerous other violations. Only on KwajNell DrumhellerEditorOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I have to admit that I don’t think about breast cancer very often. I probably should. The American Cancer Society, in a report comparing data from a six-year period, projected more than 178,000 women would be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and that more than 40,000 women would die from the disease. Of course, it also kills men, but not at the same rate. In 2007, about 2,030 cases of breast cancer were expected to occur among men; with an approximately 450 deaths. I didn’t think about October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month until I went to the radiology department for my annual, now-thatI’m-older mammogram. Mammograms’ aren’t a lot of fun. But when you think about how this examination, which takes only a few minutes to complete, could provide early identi cation of a killer disease, hey, it’s a no brainer. According the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Website, mammography is the best available method to detect breast cancer early. Virginia Mack performed my mammogram, painlessly. While we talked, she reminded me that it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What can I write that might convince the people of this community that their breast health should be a priority? The fact that breast cancer is the second most common cancer among Because of my job, I read a lot of magazines and news Web sites, including many Internet blogs. I try to stay as informed as I can and also get ideas for my commentaries. As I’ve read many of the blogs and so-called news sources, it has struck me that virulent anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel is alive and well in the world, or at least in the cyber world. It comes from many sources. It’s not just Arabs whom you could expect to harbor hatred given the trouble in the Middle East.Some people haven’t moved an inch beyond itNobody is surprised that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spouts venom calling for the destruction of Israel. But it’s not just radicals and the Neo-Nazi crazies who get in on the ‘hate-the-Jews’ act. Many seemingly ‘normal’ Europeans and Americans are the most vicious of the lot. Just last week, a well-known ‘mainstream’ American columnist, TV commentator and author, said during a radio interview See PEOPLE, Page 5


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 3Telephone operators will go away Nov. 1 Kwajalein TV, radio will have service reduction Hourglass reportsAt 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 1 a service that has been provided since Kwajalein rst became a military install will be gone. That’s the day the telephone operators go away. “There have been telephone Operators here ever since Kwajalein became a military facility,” said Ron Gamble, Kwajalein Range Services telephone operations supervisor. “Until 1996, no calls could be placed from or to Kwajalein without the assistance of an operator.” Today there are two full-time and six part-time operators who answer the phone when you dial zero. The operators functioned as a directory assistants, but also helping distraught individuals. “The operators have often received emergency calls,” Gamble said. “In some instances, the operators would provide the correct number to call and in some instances the operator would connect the caller to the appropriate emergency service. When the operators are no longer available, there will be a recording that instructs callers to hang up and dial 911 if there is an emergency.” Gamble explained the new plan, “People will need to use their telephone directories or electronic directories. Electronically, phone numbers can be accessed in Outlook or on the USAKA Business Web.” And if callers are looking for a number? They’ll have to let their fingers do the walking, through the island telephone book. “The 2008 update of the residential section of the telephone book will be mailed to all residents by the end of December. Monthly updates of the residential section are posted on the USAKA Business Web and are available for the various organizations to print as needed. The updates to the business sections of the directory are delayed pending the budget approval that will affect many listings and instructions in the various sections of the phone book.” He added, “The service is being terminated due to budget constraints.”Hourglass reportsDue to a budget reduction and consequent staf ng decrease, the Kwajalein af liate of the American Forces Network is changing. Three immediate changes, beginning on Tuesday are: the morning radio show with Rich Feagler, currently broadcast from 6 to 9 a.m. each Tuesday through Saturday on FM 101.1, AM 1224 and on television on Channel 9 will be reduced to three, two-hour programs weekly; the Window on the Atoll, currently produced locally each week with debut broadcasts at 7:50 p.m. on Fridays and subsequent showings at noon on Saturdays, 10 p.m. on Sundays, 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and 6 p.m. on Tuesdays will become a twice monthly program; and the third change will be a signi cant reduction in Roller support. The radio program will now be for two hours, from 7 to 9 a.m. each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The Window on the Atoll will continue to provide local television production, but will now be produced with twice-a-month airing. The debut programs will air for two weeks. The Roller will take on a new look and will be leaneddown to support fewer subject matters and almost no artwork. Birthday and anniversary announcements will continue to be run. Roller announcements will be kept to subject matters that have wide-spread interest and are not otherwise easily accessible. Announcements, such as those with specialized interest to a narrow focus group, will not be put on the Roller. The only lengthy announcements will be those pertaining to safety and or emergencies. All other announcements will be short, with just the basic facts. For information on the changes, e-mail drumhel or call Nell Drumheller at 52114. Rumor Mill checks into laundry machine chargeThe following rumor was submitted to the Rumor Mill. “I heard that the laundry facilities in the bachelor quarters aren’t going to remain free of charge. Is it true that the free machines are going to be traded out for coin-operated machines?” Jeff Halliday, Kwajalein Range Services public affairs of cer, responded, “I checked with the KRS Housing Of ce and Logistics. There are no plans to make this change in the BQs.” Submit your rumors to The Hourglass at hourglass or call 52114 for more information.


Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4Gates urges Turkey to exercise restraint in IraqBy Donna Mills American Forces Press Services Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told reporters Thursday he’s concerned the pending congressional resolution regarding Armenian genocide “has the potential to do real harm to our troops in Iraq.” He also called on Turkey to refrain from military action into Iraq, which he said “would create an international crisis and further undermine stability in Iraq.” Speaking at his rst news conference with new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen, Gates expressed concerns about a congressional resolution that declares Ottoman Turks’ 1915-1917 killings of Armenians a genocide. President George W. Bush reiterated his own concern over the measure during a news conference Wednesday. He called on Congress not to vote on the resolution, which has heightened tensions between the United States and Turkey. “It has the potential to do real harm to our troops in Iraq and would strain, perhaps beyond repair, our relationship with a key ally in a vital region in the wider war on terror,” Gates said. Gates said neither he nor Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan raised the issue during their meeting this morning at the Pentagon. He told reporters that the measure, if passed, could drive a serious wedge between the United States and Turkey that hampers U.S. efforts in Iraq. He recalled Turkey’s reaction when the French parliament passed a similar resolution in 2006; Turkey responded by cutting off military-to-military relationships. The U.S. war effort could suffer greatly if Turkey reacted similarly to a U.S. measure, Gates said. “I don’t think the Turks are bluffing. I think it is that meaningful to them. I think they see implications in terms of reparations and perhaps even borders,” he said. Gates said he believes there’s “a very real risk” of Turkey putting restrictions on use of Incirlik Air Base in the southeastern part of the country if the resolution passes. He noted that 70 percent of U.S. air cargo, one-third of its fuel and 95 percent of mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles bound for Iraq transit through Incirlik. “So there are real consequences here, and I think people are beginning to think about that,” he said. The secretary said the issue boils down, not so much to the substance of the issue, but to timing and consequences. Meanwhile, the United States and other countries are negotiating with Turkey to urge its leaders not to send troops across the border into Iraq to confront terrorists launching attacks into Turkey. The Turkish parliament voted Wednesday to approve military action. The one-year authorization gives the green light for Turkey’s military to move into the Kurdish region of Iraq to go after members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, who have been launching attacks into Turkey. Gates urged Turkey to exercise restraint, citing the instability the action would create in Iraq and the region. “We recognize the harm and heartbreak caused by terrorist attacks across the Iraqi border into Turkey and are working with both governments to rein in the activities of the PKK,” he said. “We recognize that Turks are being killed by this organization—innocent Turks, both soldiers and civilians.” The United States wants to help the Turks deal with the PKK, he said, and will pass speci c intelligence it gets about the group to the Turks. “I think that if we were to come up with speci c information, that we and the Iraqis would be prepared to do the appropriate thing,” he said. Gates said he plans to discuss the matter when he meets with Turkish National Defense Minister Mehmet Vecdi Gonul in Europe. “We are determined to work with the Turks in trying to reduce this threat to the Turkish people and the Turkish army,” he said. Mullen said he’s encouraged to see Turkish and Iraqi government leaders addressing the problem. “Hopefully there can be some positive outcome from that engagement,” he said. Annual IT training A n y o n e n e e d i n g a s s i s t a n c e w i t h Anyone needing assistance with m e e t i n g t h e a n n u a l I T t r a i n i n g meeting the annual IT training r e q u i r e m e n t s c a n g o t o t h e t r a i n i n g requirements can go to the training r o o m i n B u i l d i n g 6 0 2 T h e t r a i n i n g room in Building 602. The training r o o m w i l l b e s t a f f e d t o h e l p room will be staffed to help. D a y s t r a i n i n g i s a v a i l a b l e : Days training is available: 1 4 p m T u e s d a y 1-4 p.m., Tuesday 8 1 1 a m O c t 2 7 8-11 a.m., Oct. 27 8 1 1 a m O c t 3 0 8-11 a.m., Oct. 30 1 4 p m O c t 3 1 1-4 p.m., Oct. 31


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 5 REASONS, from Page 2 women (skin cancer tops the list) and accounts for more than one in four cancers diagnosed in U.S. women is pretty compelling to me. For some reason, to some people the subjects of breast cancer, mammograms and self-examinationare embarrassing. I don’t get that. Skin cancer isn’t embarrassing; lung cancer isn’t embarrassing; who’s embarrassed about kidney or brain cancer? Women, we have to get over it. The NBCAM Web site lists the most common reasons why women don’t get mammograms: • “I don’t need a mammogram because my doctor has never recommended I have one.” • “I’ve never thought about it.” • “I have no breast problems, so mammography isn’t necessary.” • “I don’t have enough time.” • “I have had a mastectomy (double mastectomy, radical mastectomy) and don’t have breasts.” • “I don’t have a family history of breast cancer” Here, I’ll list a few of my reasons for getting a mammogram: • Laura (my daughter) • Mark (my son) • Leah, TJ and Austin (my grandchildren) • Bob, Pat and Mary Jane (my siblings) • Mike, Leonard, Jan, Neil, Jane, Sue, Suzanne, JJ, Janette, Polly, Pete, Regina, Ann Marie, Thad, Rich, Matt, Asa, Loren, Rhodri, Meredith, Sean, Kathi, Richard, Kathy, Chom, Tim, Sally, Alex, Amber, Ashley, Boston, Jarom, Angela, Claireanne, Holly, James, Cameron, Dan, Carol, Steve, Simone, Summer, Deb, Karla, and the list goes on • Chocolate, oating, reading, playing cards, rain, sunshine, elephants, geckos • Life For more information on mammography, contact Mack at 5-3522. that America would be better off without Judaism and that Jews need to be ‘perfected’ by becoming Christians. I can almost hear Adolf Hitler making such a statement in a speech to his Nazis. Speaking for myself, I’m a little put off by the comment. I’m a Christian, but Jewish blood is in my veins courtesy of my father. So, even though I’m ‘perfected,’ it still ticks me off a tad. Since I have Jewish blood, had I lived in Nazi-occupied Europe, I might well have ended up in a place like Auschwitz. Hatred of Jews and all things Jewish is rife throughout the world today and no one is more aware of that than the Israelis. Some people in the world just can’t help but get crazed and upset that a small nation, surrounded by enemies and with its back to the sea, has the audacity to defend itself and survive in the world. I’ve seen many writings that say the existence of Israel is the cause of all the problems in the Middle East and is responsible for all the terrorism in the world. It’s unbelievable to me that so many people seem to think terrorism would vanish from the face of the earth if Israel didn’t exist anymore. Anyone who thinks the terrorists of the world would become peaceniks and embrace the brotherhood of man if Israel disappeared tomorrow hasn’t been paying attention. Given the hatred and the enemies they face, the Israelis started an innovation in 1981 called the Mavra Program. Young Jews, male and female, between the ages of 18 and 28 from all over the world, are invited to yearly military education and training classes run by the Israeli Army. Thousands of young Jewish people have attended the classes through the years. The young people who attend the program are introduced to the Israeli Army and taught Israeli warfare tactics, weaponry, physical tness and become familiar with the region’s terrain. The classes also include education in Jewish and Israeli history. The object of the program, according to Israel, is to give the young people a sense of Jewish identity and to develop in them a much closer connection to Israel. Israel does not hide the fact that as a small nation with a small number of citizens, it hopes the young Jews going through the program will decide to live in Israel, thereby increasing the population and also bolstering the ranks of the Israeli armed forces. A few days ago, I was doing some reading on the Internet and came across an article written by someone whose way of thinking I can’t understand. It’s sad that many people share his view. The person who wrote the article said that young Jews who go through the Mavra Program are just as indoctrinated in violence and hatred as if they had attended terrorist training camps. I don’t see how any clear thinking person could look at it that way. A country whose very survival is threatened every day trying to instill a sense of heritage and connection to their roots in young people is a far cry from being indoctrinated in violence and hatred. Yes, the hope is they might someday help Israel to defend itself, but who in their right mind could blame the Israelis for that? What country does not want to defend itself? The writer of that article went on to say that all cultures and religions produce terrorists and that America has produced more than its share of terrorists. He says just ask the people of Vietnam and Iraq. He seems to feel that Americans are the worst terrorists in the world. He couldn’t be one of those ‘blame America rst’ people could he? It’s troubling that many Americans seem to share that view. Yep. Israel and America. How much better off the world would be without them, huh? It’s a sad thing that 62 years after the greatest mass murder and genocide in history, many people in the western world haven’t been able to move an inch beyond the hatred and the stupidity that causes it. Israel knows that and so they do everything they can to be prepared to defend themselves. I’m sure they wish they didn’t have to. PEOPLE, from Page 2


Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6Former Kwaj resident compares past, presentwith photos, postcards Then and Chapel, 1950s Building 1010, 1950s Richardson Theater, 1960sBy Nell DrumhellerEditorHow much has Kwajalein changed in the past 50 or so years? Looking into the memories of a former Kwajalein student, it’s easy to see the transformation over the past ve decades. Bill Remick lived on Kwajalein from 1966 to 1968. He recently returned to the islands to see if reality lived up to his memories. While on island, he used his camera to capture the Kwajalein of today and compare it to the life he left behind. “In my distant past I went to photography school, and sometimes I just can’t shake the urge to go take pictures,” Remick said. “Kwajalein has a special hold on me, and I have attempted to collect all sorts of memorabilia from here over the years, old post cards being one of them,” he said. Remick has a varied collection of postcards depicting a former life on Kwajalein. “I collect post cards and WWII memorabilia from Arizona, where I currently reside, as well. I have also assisted a couple of author/ historians, Dan Bailey and Mark Miller, in their research and writing of books on WWII shipwrecks at Kwajalein, and have written a handful of short articles myself on some of the wrecks. “I purchased all of these cards on the Internet, and made copies for Leslie Mead [Kwajalein Range Services archeologist) to archive with other historical items.”Remick’s interest in photography and history gave him the idea to recreate some of the postcard images. “While I was waiting each day for my buddies to get off work so we could go diving, I had a lot of time on my hands. I decided that it might be fun to try and replicate the post cards.”Remick attempted to nd the same angles “ K w a j a l e i n h a s a s p e c i a l h o l d o n m e a n d I h a v e a t t e m p t e d “Kwajalein has a special hold on me, and I have attempted t o c o l l e c t a l l s o r t s o f m e m o r a b i l i a f r o m h e r e o v e r t h e y e a r s to collect all sorts of memorabilia from here over the years, o l d p o s t c a r d s b e i n g o n e o f t h e m ” old postcards being one of them.”— Bill Remick


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 7 n o w . Terminal Building, today The Chapel, today Building 1010, today Richardson Theater, todayand lighting to create the same images. “This turned out to be harder than anticipated, as I had to nd nearly the exact position the originals were taken from, and the approximate time of day as well, so the shadows matched. The latter proved very dif cult, as it seems that the post card photos were taken at a different time of year. Who would have thought it would make a difference out here?” Looking into the past, Remick recalled his life on Kwajalein. “I went to high school at the old George Seitz facility. Everybody went to school there at the time.” Similar to teens of today, Remick spent his after-school hours making a few dollars. “After school, I rst worked at the Teen Club, located next to the Family Pool, and later at the Small Boat Marina.” He said both jobs were fun for a 16-year old, “I got to meet a lot of interesting people.” The money he made at those jobs he spent on the same things teens use money for today, “A cheeseburger was 50 cents and a whole plate of fries was a quarter.” That was probably comparable to prices in the states at the time. “When I think of changes at Kwaj over time, most of them are small, almost silly things,” he said. “A boat rental at the marina and gas were free; there were four movie theaters, and watching the departure of the World Airways DC-6 charter ight was a big event, with no security hassles!” Physically things have changed quite a bit, too. “The biggest structural change over time was the demolition of the ZAR radars. The PBQ is just a smoking hole in the ground now, and I suppose before too many years there will be a new Terminal building, but overall, the island is pretty much the same, except the palm trees are taller and there are noticeably less vehicles.” This wasn’t Remick’s rst trip back to the islands, but it has created lasting memories and now some of them will be kept digitally. “I had a great time on this trip, as I have had on a number of trips here over the past 20 years. I may be back again. By then I might even have discovered some more post cards to re-photograph,” he said.


Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8 Fourteen servicemembers die in Global War on TerrorCpl. Gilberto A. Meza 21, of Oxnard, Calif., died Oct. 6 in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. Cpl. Benjamin C. Dillon 22, of Rootstown, Ohio, died Oct. 7 in northern Iraq of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms re. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga. Lance Cpl. Jeremy W. Burris 22, of Tacoma, Wash. died Oct. 8 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Staff Sgt. Eric T. Duckworth 26, of Plano, Texas, died Oct. 10 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 759th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Carson, Colo. Sgt. Jason M. Lantieri 25, of Killingworth, Conn., died Oct. 10 in Iskandaryah, Iraq of injuries suffered during a vehicle accident Oct. 9. He was assigned to the 725th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska. Spc. Frank L. Cady III 20, of Sacramento, Calif., died Oct.10 in Baghdad of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over. He was assigned to the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Two Soldiers died Oct. 10 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit with rockets Killed were: Staff Sgt. Lillian Clamens 35, of Lawton, Okla. She was assigned to the 1st Postal Platoon, 834th Adjutant General Company, Miami and Spc. Samuel F. Pearson 28, of Westerville, Ohio. He was assigned to the MenÂ’s A ight Jimmy Feldpausch 134 Tracy Hampton 136 Russell Beniamina 138 Jeff Wase 138 MenÂ’s B ight Lloyd Jordan 131 Andy Estacion 131 Pat Dowell 134 Jon Jahnke 136 MenÂ’s C ight Jerrod English 139 Norm Sablas 142 Bill Lewis 142 MenÂ’s D ight Glenn Hibberts 132 Jeff Sudderth 138 Thad Thomas 139 Charles Sandlin 140 MenÂ’s E ight John Mitchell 134 Stevenson Reed 137 Bill Eisele 138 Dave Long 138 WomenÂ’s A ight Selentina Beniamina 131 Barb McDaid 134 Ann Hosti 135 Pam Frase 140 WomenÂ’s B ight Tammie Cotton 141 Annette Butler 142 Lisa Smith 143 Nina Campbell-Dixon 143 376th Finance Company, 88th Regional Readiness Command, Wausau, Wis. Staff Sgt. Donald L. Munn II 25, of Saint Clairs Shores, Mich., died Oct. 11 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit. He was assigned to Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker 18, of Greenbrier, Ark., died Oct. 12 in Kirkuk, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. Pfc. Kenneth J. Iwasinski 22, of West Spring eld, Mass., died Sunday in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, 2007 Kwaj Open flight standingsFort Carson, Co. 1st Lt. Thomas M. Martin 27, of Ward, Ark., died Sunday in Al Busayi Iraq of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms re during combat operations. He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson. Spc. Jason B. Koutroubas 21, of Dunnellon, Fla., died Sunday in Tal Afar, Iraq from injuries suffered in a noncombat related incident. He was assigned to Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.Spc. Micheal D. Brown 20, of Williamsburg, Kan. died Tuesay in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, of a non-combat related illness after being transported from Tikrit, Iraq on Monday. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. The next boating orientation class is scheduled for 6:-8:30 p.m., Nov. 6-7, in Corlett Recreation Center Room 1. Cost is $20 payable in advance at Small Boat Marina. Questions? Call 53643. Tammie Cotton scored a hole-in-one Wednesday, while playing the par 3, 13th hole on Holmberg Fairways. Playing with Cotton were Anne Robinson and Lisa Smith.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Oct. 20, 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 Sheri Hendrix, 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 EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, full-time, Logistics, HR Req. K050276 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, full-time, 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 RAMP WORKER I, full-time position, Air eld Ops, HR Req. K050251 RECREATION AIDE II, full-time, Community Activities, HR Req. K050164 RETAIL ASSOCIATE IV, full time, Gimbel’s, HR Req. K050182 SHEETMETAL WORKER II, full-time, Kwaj Ops., HR Req. K050011 STYLIST, casual position, HR Req. K050275 SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, Education Department, HR. Req. K031285 TOOL ROOM ATTENDANT I, full-time position, Roi Operations, HR Req. K050137 TOOL ROOM ATTENDANT, Automotive Services, full-time, HR Reg. K050255 TRAFFIC AGENT I, part-time, Air eld Ops, HR Req. K050181 TRAFFIC AGENT, full-time position, Air eld Ops, HR Req. K050250WAREHOUSE RECEIVING AND RECORDS CLERK, full-time, Property Management, HR Req. K050153CONTRACT HIRES (A) accompanied (U) unaccompanied Even numbered requisitions=CMSI Odd numbered requisitions=KRSABLE SEAMAN, HR Req. 031482 U AC&R TECHNICIAN II and III, four positions, HR Reqs. 031378, 031134, 031454 and 031530 U Monday Breaded pork cutlet Ranch stew Chicken/peapod stir-fry Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Herb-baked chicken Broiled mahi mahi Sesame/ginger tofuGrill: Reuben sandwich Thursday Turkey fajitas Pork carnitas Chorizio enchiladas Grill: Taco burger Friday Spaghetti Chicken corn saute Fish and chips Grill: Monte Cristo wrapOct. 27 Pork adobo Beef/cheese turnovers Sesame tofu Grill: Superbird sandwichCaf Pacific DinnerSundayChinese hoisin spareribs Thai chicken Vegetable chow funMondaySwiss steak jardiniŽre Baked Tuscan chicken Rice/barley casseroleTuesdayItalian sausage lasagna Spinach lasagna Chicken piccataWednesdayCarved London broil Lemon herb roast chicken Chef's choiceFridayPancake supper Smoked beef brisket Cod casinoThursdayOven-fried chicken Chinese oxtail stew Black-eye peas in brothTonightTurkey with gravy Parker Ranch stew Green bean casseroleSunday Kwaj fried chicken Salisbury steak Chef's choice Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Meatloaf with gravy Breaded chicken strips Vegetarian stir-fry Grill: Cheese sandwich Caf Roi Monday Bacon strata Lime Cornish game hens Chinese pepper steak Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Fish and chips Breaded pork chops Chicken hekkaGrill: Burgers/bleu cheese Thursday Beef and broccoli Orange sesame chicken Spicy veggie stir-fry Grill: Cheese sandwich Friday Roast turkey Honey ham Almondine beansGrill: Corn dogsOct. 27 Roi beef stew Buffalo wings Macaroni and cheese Grill: Sloppy JoesDinnerSundayChicken adobo Mahi mahi with garlic Pork noodle casseroleMondayLinguini Beef tortellini CalzonesTuesdayFried chicken and gravy Frogmore stew Grilled grit cakesWednesdayCitrus ank steak Chicken piccatta Pasta Aglio E OlioFridayGreek gyro bar Greek lemon feta chicken Greek vegetable stewThursdayChicken-fried steak Chicken and sausage gumbo Fried cat shTonightBarbecued briskit Turkey drumsticks Seafood NewburgSunday Italian fritatta Missile burgers Barbecued ribs Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Roast spice chicken Sausage spaghetti Roast pork butt Grill: Ham and cheeseAC & R TECHNICIAN IV, HR Req. 031522 U ACCOUNTANT II, HR Req. 032083 U ALCOR TRANSMITTER FIELD ENGINEER II, HR Req. 032063 U ALCOR/MMW LEAD RECEIVER ENGINEER, HR Req. 032069 A APPLIANCE REPAIR TECHNICIAN IV, HR Req. 031528. AUTO BODY SHOP LEAD, HR Req. 031502 AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031508 CALIBRATION REPAIR TECHNICIAN II and III, HR Reqs. 032057, 032021 and 032055 CARPENTER II, III, IV; HR. Reqs. 031348, 031346, 031524 and 031442 U CERTIFIED TEACHER, HR Req. 032087 U CHIEF ENGINEER, HR. Req. 031438 and 032049 U COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN II, III, HR Reqs. 031941, 031999, 031967 and 031883 U COMPUTER OPERATOR II, HR Req. 031955 U


Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 COMSEC TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031957 U CONTRACTS PURCHASES SPECIALIST, HR. Req. 031851 U CYS TECHNOLOGY LAB LEAD, HR Req. 031851 U DESIGNER/PLANNER IV, HR Req. 031308 U DRAFTER II, HR Req. 031486 U ELECTRICIAN II, III and IV LEAD, HR Reqs. 031224, 031210, 031332, 031408, 031412, 031504, 031304, 031380, 031414 and 031448 U ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN I, II, III, HR Reqs. 031719, 031825, 031869, 031743, 031959 and 031931 U EMPLOYEE RELATIONS MANAGER, HR Req. 031899 A ENGINEER, HR Req. 031436 U FIELD ENGINEER I and II, HR Reqs. 031867, 031753 and 032075 A FIRE INSPECTOR, HR Req. 031466 U FIRE LIEUTENANT, HR Req. 031546 U FIRE SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031428 U FIREFIGHTER, HR Reqs. 031268, 031312, 031316, 031318, 031368, 031430, 031450 and 031534 U HARDWARE ENGINEER I and II, HR Reqs. 032005, 031897, 031979 and 032065 A HELP DESK TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 032077 U HOUSING INSPECT/EST/MAINT SPECIALIST, HR Req. 031390 U KWAJALEIN POWER PLANT, OPERATOR ELECTRIC, HR Req. 031494 U LEAD FIRE INSPECTOR, HR Req. 031424 U LICENSED MARINER I, HR Req. 031456 U MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST, MECK, HR Req. 031386 U MANAGER, AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE, HR Req. 031496 AMANAGER, INVENTORY CONTROL, HR Req. 031542 O MDN NETWORK ENGINEER, HR Req. 032029 U MECHANIC III, IV, HR Reqs. 031432, 031488, 031246 and 031474 U MECHANICAL ENGINEER III, HR Req. 031512 U MECK POWER PLANT MECHANIC III, HR Req. 031462 U MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST, HR Req. 032015 U MISSION TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, HR Req. 031991 A MMW OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, HR Req. 031945 U NETWORK ENGINEER III–MO, HR Req. 031855 A PAINTER III, HR Req. 031366 and 031472 U PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, HR Req. 031901 A PLANT TECHNICIAN II, III, HR Reqs. 031947 and 031643 U PLUMBER PIPEFITTER III and IV, HR Req. 031354 and 031548 U PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST, HR Req. 032031 U PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK II and III, HR Req. 031514 and 031420 U PROGRAMMER/ ANALYST-SUPPLY and MAINT, HR Req. 031841 A PROJECT PLANNER II, HR Req. 031296 A PROJECT PLANNER III, HR Req. 032091 A PROPERTY SPECIALIST I, HR Req. 031875 U PUBLIC INTERNET SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR, HR Req. 031763 U RADAR ENGINEER III, HR Req. 031961 A ROI-NAMUR POWER PLANT, ELECTRICIAN II, HR Req. 031220 USAFETY SPECIALIST III and IV, HR Reqs. 031893 and 032047 ASECURITY SPECIALIST, III, HR Req. 032007 U SERVER ADMINISTRATOR III, HR Req. 032085 A SOFTWARE COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST, HR Req. 032089 SOFTWARE ENGINEER II and IV, HR Reqs. 031975 and 031951 A SPACE SURVEILLANCE OPERATOR, HR Reqs. 031619, 031919 and 031915 U SUPERVISOR, BODY/VP&P, HR Req. 031510 A SUPERVISOR RANGE TELECOM, HR Req. 032067 A SUPERVISOR CONFIGURATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT, HR 031821 A SUPERVISOR, LIGHT VEHICLE/SCOOTER SHOP, HR 031196 A SYSTEMS ENGINEER I, III and IV, HR. Reqs. 031749, 031965, 031909, 031963 and 031011 A TELEMENTRY ENGINEER III, HR Req. 031723 A TELEPHONE ATTENDANT, HR Req. 032051 U TRADEX RADAR FIELD ENGINEER-RECEIVERS, HR Req. 032061 U TRADEX TRANSMITTER ENGINEER, HR Req. 032081 A WAREHOUSEMEN LEAD, HR Req. 031360 U WATER PLANT OPERATOR III, HR Req. 030826 U WATER TREATMENT TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 030826 U WELDER IV, HR Reqs. 031444 and 030834 U LOST SINGLE BRASS key, possibly still on thin leather cord with a pewter snow ake button attached, button has sentimental value. Call Crystal, 52223 or 52376. WANTEDARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS tree, in good condition. Call 50165. MICROWAVE, counter top model. Call 53612. FISHING EQUIPMENT (rod, reel, tackle, etc.) at reasonable prices to buy. Call Ric, 50167, home or 51535, work. THREE-WHEEL adult bike for grandma’s visit starting Nov. 10. Will buy, borrow or rent. Call Alicia Craven, 51576 or 53601. PATIO SALESMONDAY, 7-11 a.m., Quarters 137-A. PCS sale. TV, bikes and Burley. No early birds. MONDAY, 8 a.m.-noon, Quarters 467-B. Multi-family PCS sale. Clothes, kitchen items, household goods and Christmas decorations. No early birds. FOR SALEBABY STUFF: High chair, $30; three-way infant bathtub, $20; tub safety seat, $10; crib mobile, $8; infant rear-facing car seat, $35; clothes/shoes size 0-24 months, $1-5 each; bibs and infant toys 50 cents-$2 each. Call Angela, 58123. ALL ALUMINUM Trek bike, won’t rust and Sears dehumidi er, new, never out of box. Call 53349. BOATHOUSE AND LOT 69, $800 and Honda 15-hoursepower, four-stroke outboard with less than 30 hours, $1,300. Call Dennis, 54489, home or 51850, work. THREE-IN-ONE crib, toddler bed and daybed, $150; twodrawer le cabinet, $15 and children’s books. Call 55176. CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS, $1 each and large Nativity scene, $20. Call 54538 and leave a message. HEART RATE MONITOR, Polar F6 HRM, six months old, download and track your progress online workout smarter, $50. Call 53118. SONY TRINITRON 20-inches at-screen tube TV, almost new, $200. Call 54778 and leave a message. ROSEWOOD ALTAR table, dark shade, with two drawers and two door with shelves inside, excellent condition, $500. Call 53640, 4-8 p.m. Receipt Discrepancies Arriving to Kwaj Process Improvement Project : A Six Sigma team identi ed contributing issues regarding substitute items arriving to Kwajalein. This accounted for 52 percent of all discrepancies arriving on island. The key inputs (X’s) were identi ed as communication of discrepancies in KEAMS, receiving documents with missing part numbers, lack of stock catalog updates prior to shipment, and unclear roles and responsibilities. These issues were addressed through the PIP Team and resulted in less than 10 percent substitute discrepancies arriving to Kwajalein.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 11TOSHIBA TV, 27-inch, comfortable full-size couch, queen-size feather bed, new tarp and poles 12-by 24-feet. Call 55638. ALL WOOD TV stand, $75; snorkel gear; hall rugs; area rugs; patio furniture; burley base; women’s clothing; vacuum cleaners and several plants. Call 54312. JBL JRX125 dual 15-inches, two-way speakers with cabinet and two 25-feet, 12-gauge Speakon cables, $1,000 for all. Call Will, 52222 or 53448. 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, $8,000 or best offer. Call 52427, evenings. COMMUNITY NOTICESRICH FEAGLER plays fun dance music from the entire rock and roll era, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., tonight, at the Yuk Club. A YOKWE YUK Women’s Club meeting and Bargain Bazaar fashion show will be 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday, at the Yuk Club A deli lunch will be served for $7. All island women welcome. CATCH TUESDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL at the Yuk Club. Nachos, pizza slices and hot dogs available at game time. Club opens at 6:30 p.m. GEORGE SEITZ Elementary PTO meets at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, in the coconut room at the elementary school. All island residents are welcome. COMMUNITY EDUCATION is sponsoring a class on how to make edible Halloween treats for a family or child’s Halloween party, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Wednesday, in the Religious Education Building. Cost is $22. Instructor is Mary Cisler. KWAJALEIN ATOLL International Sport Fishing Club meeting is at 7 p.m.,Wednesday, at the Paci c Club. Pizza and beverages will be served. THE SMALL ARMS RANGE will be in operation, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday. Observe the hazard area between the posted red ags. THE LAST Kwaj Bingo at the Yuk Club is Thursday. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m., Bingo play begins at 6:30 p.m. Blackout at 56 numbers with a $1,000 jackpot prize. Completion at 25 numbers with a $900 prize. Bring your K-badge to play. Must be 21 to enter and play. No cell phones allowed. SURFWAY will be closed for inventory Thursday and Friday. Normal hours will resume Oct. 27. REGISTRATION FOR volleyball season is through Friday. Register your team at Community Activities in Building 805. The fee is $150 per team. The managers’ meeting is at 5 p.m., Friday, in the library conference room. Questions? Call John, 53331. THE MOBILE KITCHEN presents a night in India at 7 p.m., Oct. 27, on Emon Beach. Menu will include baked eggplant appetizer, naan bread, Indian cucumber salad, Indian chicken, coconut rice, carrots with dill and banana caramel custard. Reserve seats at Three Palms Snack Bar. POT LUCK LUNCHEON celebrating Native American Indian Heritage Month will be at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 28, at the Emon Beach pavilions. POC on global e-mail: Max Blackcrow, Noble Kaluhiokalani and Lee Allas MANDATORY ISLAND ORIENTATION is at 12:45 p.m., Oct. 31, in Community Activities Center Room 1. The orientation is required for all new island arrivals. It is not recommended for family members under 10. Questions? Call 51134. EFFECTIVE NOV. 1, Millican Family Pool’s Tuesday and Friday swim sessions are discontinued due to low patronage. Questions? Call Mandie, 52847. WANT TO play volleyball but new to the game? Want to refresh some rusty game skills? A beginner’s volleyball clinic will be held at 6 p.m., Nov. 2, in Corlett Recreation Center gym. Basic skills, rules and stretching will be addressed. For more information, call John, 53331. MARK YOUR CALENDARS. Kwajalein Art Guild’s Holiday Craft Fair is 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 5, at Corlett Recreation Center. Vendor table applications are available on the bulletin board at the mini-mall. Questions? Call 52823. THE YOKWE YUK Women’s Club invites island women to an elegant wine and cheese event featuring a silent auction of unique baskets just in time for Christmas, 7 p.m., Nov. 11. The location is to be determined. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased 10 a.m.-noon, Monday and Oct. 29, on Macy’s porch or call Jackie, 51926, or Amy, 52668. Child and Youth Services is hosting the annual Costume Carnival for Grades K-6 at 5 p.m., Oct. 29, in the CRC Gym. Enjoy an evening of fun, games and costumes. The event is open to the community. Oct. 27, at the ‘Rich Ravine’ 4:30-4:40 p.m., pre-school (with parents) 4:40-5 p.m., Kindergarten through Grade 2 5:10-5:30 p.m., Grades 3 through 6 5:40-6 p.m., Grades 7 through 12 Goggles required Costume Carnival T r i c k o r T r e a t Trick orTreat6:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 31, in the family housing area Dress up in your nutti est costume for the Halloween party Oct. 28 at the Yuk Club. The AFE band will provide the tunes starting at 9:30 p.m. DJ Rich Feagler will spin the tunes before,during and after the show. Say goodbye to the Club.


Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass Section winners at the one-loop distance were:Female Open: Molly Frazier 1:03:55 Female Masters: Roberta Jones 0:59:54 Female Teen (13 to 19): Loren Thomas 1:45:06 Female Youth (12 and under): Leightyn Cossey 1:38:03 12 Columbus Day Run draws 105 participants Monday, at Corlett Recreation Center. Cooked food, fresh fish, fresh vegetables, coconut oils, lotions, dressmakers and handicrafts. Sunday 6:37 a.m./6:29 p.m. 2:29 p.m./1:39 a.m. 1:12 a.m., 2.5’ 6:54 a.m., 0.8’ 6:46 p.m., 1.1’ Monday 6:37 a.m./6:29 p.m. 3:14 p.m./2:31 a.m. 1:02 a.m., 3.4’ 7:37 a.m., 0.3’ 1:50 p.m., 3.2’ 7:41 p.m., 0.5’ Tuesday 6:37 a.m./6:29 p.m. 3:58 p.m./3:25 a.m. 1:51a.m., 3.9’ 8:13 a.m., 0.2’ 2:24 p.m., 3.8’ 8:25 p.m., 0.1’ Wednesday 6:37 a.m./6:29 p.m. 4:43 p.m./4:19 a.m. 2:32 a.m., 4.3’ 8:46 a.m., 0.6’ 2:58 p.m., 4.4’ 9:05 p.m., 0.5’ Thursday 6:37 a.m./6:29 p.m. 5:30 p.m./5:13 a.m. 3:10 a.m., 4.5’ 9:19 a.m., 0.9’ 3:33 p.m., 4.9’ 9:45 p.m., 0.9’ Friday 6:37 a.m./6:29 p.m. 6:21 p.m./6:11 a.m. 3:48 a.m., 4.6’ 9:52 a.m., 1.0’ 4:08 p.m., 5.2’ 10:25 p.m., 1.1’ Oct. 27 6:37 a.m./6:29 p.m. 7:16 p.m. /7:12 a.m. 4:26 a.m., 4.4’ 10:26 a.m., 1.0’ 4:44 p.m., 5.3’ 11:05 p.m., 1.0’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Partly cloudy, 60 percent showers. Winds: NE-SE at 8-12 knots. Monday: Variably cloudy, 40 percent showers. Winds: NE-SE at 7-12 knots. Tuesday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: NE-E at 8-12 knots. Wednesday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE-E at 6-12 knots. Thursday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE-E 6-12. Friday: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE at 5-10 knots. Oct. 27: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE at 6-12 knots. Annual total: 65.19 inches Annual deviation: -12.09 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low TideSun  Moon  Tides By Bob Sholar30th Annual Columbus Day Run race director, Kwajalein Running ClubThe Kwajalein Running Clubsponsored 30th Annual Columbus Day Run had a great turn out with 105 (107 if we include two pet dogs) participants. The race was held on Oct. 9, and was a one or two loop, 6.52 mile island perimeter course. Eleven contestants took the 2loop option covering 13.04 miles or approximately 1/2 Marathon. While toeing the start line himself, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Stevenson L. Reed, gave the official start signal at close to 6 a.m. near Namo Weto Youth center. It was a hot one this year, despite the advantage of some cloud cover. The fastest man of the day was visitor Robert Jahn competing in the Men’s Open Division. Jahn nished his rst loop in 47:51 ahead of all one-loop contestants and then proceeded to win the two-loop distance in 1:35:23. Jahn was followed under fourminutes later by Kwajalein Junior/ Senior High School teacher Jon Jahnke in 1:39:40. Jahnke improved on his time from last year by less than veminutes to easily win the Men’s Masters (40+) Division. For the women, it was Stephanie Los nishing two-loops in 1:57:29. Los is a Master but was the overall women’s winner. The Kwajalein Schools were well represented at two-loops with teachers AnnElise Peterson, Doug Hepler and Christi Davis participating; as well as several students. Most improved among the adults was KRC Vice President John Lafferty. Lafferty ran one-loop last year in 56:53. This year he ran two-loops; blasting through the rst in 51: 34, then cruising to a 1:53:48 half marathon.