The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 I s l a n d y o u n g s t e r s e n j o y t h e a n n u a l S h a v i n g C r e a m S o c i a l S a t u r d a y e v e n i n g a t Island youngsters enjoy the annual Shaving Cream Social Saturday evening at t h e ‘ R i c h R a v i n e ’ F o r m o r e o n t h e e v e n t s e e P a g e 4 the ‘Rich Ravine.’ For more on the event, see Page 4. ( P h o t o b y N e l l D r u m h e l l e r ) (Photo by Nell Drumheller)


Saturday, Nov. 3, 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 T h e K w a j a l e i n H o u r g l a s s The Kwajalein Hourglass of cial views of, 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:1,500 E-mail: Of cer......Col. Stevenson ReedPublic Affairs Of cer (acting)........Tamara WardEditor......................................Nell Drumheller Graphics Designer..........................Dan Adler Reporter..............................................JJ Klein To the person parking a bike with a long trailer in the bike rack at the atoll terminal for several days blocking the walkway and other parking spots.Resident questions logic behind decisions, planning L e t t e r s t o t h e e d i t o r Letters to the editor I am fortunate to live in an amazing part of the world with few living expenses and few complaints. However, I am curious concerning the logic behind many decisions, plans, projects, etc., in light of the current state of affairs. For example, fast food, a brand new command facility, resources used for island beauti cation, to bring in pumpkins, Christmas trees and 18,000pound weight allowances, lights burning 24/7 in downtown facilities and air conditioners running in empty trailers and houses are a few things that come to mind. Meanwhile, I can’t get a forklift needed for my work that doesn’t require constant trips to the repair shop. — C. Kramer commentary All us worker bees are in this togetherResident thanks Work Bus driver for courteous, safe delivery I’d like to thank the Work Bus driver who drove on the night of Oct. 23 for his safe and ef cient delivery of all partrons to our destinations. The weather, as it sometimes is at quiting time, was not conducive to riding home after work. He picked up all the people hiding in various buildings and alcoves. He manuvered around all the obstacles and delivered us all safely to the Caf Paci c, Dock Security Checkpoint and our homes. — Dave Long There’s an ancient Chinese curse that goes ‘may you live in interesting times.’ Well, it can certainly be said that all of us who work and live on Kwajalein these days are going through some interesting times. I’ve been on island for 15 years. That’s not as long as some, but a lot longer than others. I can tell you that for almost every one of those 15 years, there were rumors that the schools were closing or layoffs were coming, the range was closing, or some other dire prediction about what was going to happen. None of those things ever took place. Those of us who had been here for a long time just didn’t pay attention to such rumors anymore. We assumed that it would always be the same out here. But that’s not to say things couldn’t get pretty darn rough sometimes. I’ve been through two contract turnovers, and for those of you who weren’t here during those times, take my word for it — they weren’t pretty. During both transitions, the stress and anger level on this island were pretty extreme. I’ll go so far as to say it’s probably a real good thing there weren’t any personally-owned rearms out here. But as bad and stressful as those turnovers were, I fear they won’t compare to what’s about to come down the road this time. I never thought See TOGETHER, Page 12 To Kwajalein Police Department personnel for driving and parking vehicles on grass as much as they do the asphalt.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 3Public Works ends successful year with celebration Kwajalein Range Services Public Works News ReleaseThe Kwajalein Range Services Public Works management held a celebration party on Oct. 6 at Emon Beach acknowledging the efforts of all the PW departments. KRS PW departments are Utilities, Fire and Emergency Services, Planning, Engineering, Kwaj Operations, Meck Operations and Roi Operations. The celebration opened with a welcoming address by the PW Manager Fred McNickle who expressed his appreciation for the hard work and dedication given by all of the PW staff during the year. The introduction was followed by a “thank you” serenade from the Marshallese employees. There was plenty of food served, while various lawn-type games were played and many stories were shared. The celebration concluded with awarding several prizes including bicycles, cooler chests, fishing equipment and gift certi cates for local retail establishments. “Fiscal year ‘07 was a busy and very successful year for the department which operated under some very trying conditions as a result of limited resources and equipment,” McNickle said. The group completed over 280 major projects totaling over $12 million. “In addition they continually handled their standing operational orders such as roads and grounds efforts, including island beautification, janitorial and custodial services, all the watch standing required at the power plants, water and waste water facilities and re protection and prevention.” Other areas of responsibility included housing operations covering family housing, unaccompanied personnel housing, and billeting for TDY and visitors. Engineering provided full support to all production areas and outside customer requests for technical support, estimating and design development. KRS PW efforts encompass Kwajalein, Roi Namur, Meck and ve other outer islands. A few statistics to indicate the workload handled by the group are: • Completed more than 12,000 service orders • Completed more than 9,500 preventative maintenance actions • Processed more than 6,000 tons of waste • Handled more than 6,000 TDY check-ins/check-outs • Produced 73,000,000 gallons of potable water • Treated 164,250,000 gallons waste water In addition, two humanitarian assistance programs for the Marshallese were supported for the school and dispensary on Enniburr Island.“The performance by the Public Works organization during FY 07 was outstanding and was recognized by the customer with an excellent rating for both periods,” McNickle said. Kwajalein Range Services Public Works personnel celebrate the end of the scal year with a party Oct. 6 at Emon Beach. D r o w n i n g p u m p k i n s Drowning pumpkins C a r r i e W e s t l e f t a n d K a i t l y n n P h i l l i p s t r y t h e i r s k i l l a t p u m p k i n Carrie West, left and Kaitlynn Phillips try their skill at pumpkin c a r v i n g d u r i n g t h e a n n u a l K w a j a l e i n S c u b a C l u b u n d e r w a t e r carving during the annual Kwajalein Scuba Club underwater p u m p k i n c a r v i n g c o n t e s t M o n d a y o f f E m o n B e a c h pumpkin carving contest Monday off Emon Beach. (Photo by Mike Zeitzmann) Kwajalein veterans: The Hourglass would like to honor you this Veterans Day. Call us at 53539. We will make an appointment to take your photo to be put in an article. Thank you for serving your country.


Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 Shaving Cream Social gets island children in lather of good time The foam ies as children enjoy the Shaving Cream Social Saturday afteroon. (Photos by Nell Drumheller)A shaving cream grin shows how much fun this child is having. By Nell Drumheller EditorIt’s hard to say what shaving cream has to do with Halloween, but one thing seems for sure and that is any child raised on Kwajalein from the 1970s on will probably equate the smell of shaving cream to this holiday. Until three years ago the Shaving Cream Social was held in the family pool. Since then it’s been staged in the area known as the ‘Richardson Ravine.’ The ravine is lled with about six inches of water, cordoned with yellow caution tape and turned into an aquatic fun area. “I think the best thing about the event is the camaraderie. Kids get to go nuts for about 20 minutes and shave cream their friends, the lifeguards and the adults


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 5 Some children decided not to be moving targets. Mayhem and laughter reign at the pre-Halloween event. who volunteer,” Amanda Morris, Kwajalein Range Services Pools and Beaches supervisor said. Morris and her team, mostly volunteers, manage the mayhem. This year the department bought about 300 cans of shaving cream. “We only had a few cans left over,” Morris said. The youngsters entered the pond armed with cans of shaving cream in groups determined by their ages. Morris said, “We kept the preschool time, which was new for last year. We also added in four lines to pass out shaving cream instead of two. This helped to get the kids in the ‘pit’ faster.” And move they did. There was a cacophony of sounds between screams, ‘gotchas’ and giggles as they entered the water, many with looks as intent as hunters and stalkers of old. The minimum age for participation is preschool. “We require the pre-schoolers be accompanied by an adult 15 years or older and so we will allow pre-schoolers as young as three inside,” Morris said. Many parents entered the murky waters with cans in hand and sprayed from a taller vantage point than the kneehighers. The event is open to children through high school. Morris feels the shaving cream social crosses the ages, “It gives them a sense of freedom. Personally, I really enjoy seeing all the adults get involved. It gives them a chance to go nuts too. In a way, the ‘pit’ at the Shaving Cream Social has become a fountain of youth.” Morris added, “Thank you to Miguel Busquets, Bill Eisle, Lynn Leines, Samantha Larson, John Morgan and Patrick Fenko for volunteering to help with the Shaving Cream Social. Also, to the Fire Department, Liquid Systems, Community Activities and the Ten-Ten Store for help with preparation and set-up for the event.” She admitted that the noise was overwhelming at times, “My apologies for talking on the bullhorn during the bugle call. I could not hear the call until it was almost nished because of all the screaming kids in the ‘pit’.” “ I r e a l l y e n j o y s e e i n g a l l t h e a d u l t s g e t “ I really enjoy seeing all the adults get i n v o l v e d I t g i v e s t h e m a c h a n c e t o g o n u t s involved. It gives them a chance to go nuts t o o I n a w a y t h e ‘ p i t ’ a t t h e S h a v i n g C r e a m too. In a way, the ‘pit’ at the Shaving Cream S o c i a l h a s b e c o m e a f o u n t a i n o f y o u t h ” Social has become a fountain of youth.” — A m a n d a M o r r i s K w a j a l e i n — Amanda Morris, Kwajalein R a n g e S e r v i c e s P o o l s a n d Range Services Pools and B e a c h e s s u p e r v i s o r Beaches supervisor


Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass Princesses, fairies, Elvis show up at Halloween event Elvis, aka Jacob Janikowski, made an appearance at the Costume Carnival. (Photos by Nell Drumheller)By Nell Drumheller EditorAccording to data gathered from retailers across the United States Hannah Montana is popular. The teen singer/actress is so popular that her image was the number one choice for young girls for Halloween this year. Guess her popularity hasn’t swelled on Kwajalein, because there didn’t appear to be a single likeness of her at the Child and Youth Services Halloween Carnival on Monday at the Corlett Center Gym. But Elvis was in the building. There was a pint-size ‘king of rock’ swaggering around in his white jumpsuit, thick black sideburns, and interestingly enough, cowboy boots. Elvis was one of the dozens of impersonators that evening. Also attending the party were fairy princesses; clowns, witches, ninjas and a host of others not so easily recognized. CYS’s annual shindig offered games and dress-up for island children through the sixth grade. The soiree began at 5 p.m. Older island youth manned the booths, helping the youngsters with the ring toss, cookie decorating, hopscotch, temporary tattooing, an oversized-basketball toss and more. The carnival was one of many Halloween activities for the community. Others included the Shaving Cream Social and a Monster Mash at the Vets’ Hall on Oct. 27; the nal party at the Yokwe Yuk Club on Sunday; a Halloween bowling night and the Kwajalein Scuba Club’s underwater pumpkin carving contests, both on Monday and trick or treating in family housing on Wednesday.A princess tries the ring toss.6


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007A little fairy princess keeps her eyes on her prize. A fairy checks out the hopscotch path. A carnival goer daintily eats a Halloween cookie. Partygoers play ‘pumpkin’ basketball.7


Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8 Seven servicemembers die in Global War on Terror Jamie and Lingling Obst caught this 119-pound Marlin Oct. 26 just outside of SAR Pass as they were pulling in the lines and getting ready to come back in. (Photo courtesy of Jamie Obst) The next boating orientation class will be 6-8:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, at Corlett Recreation Center room 1. Cost is $20 payable in advance at Small Boat Marina. Questions? Call 53643. Small Boat Marina hours for November are: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday thru Saturday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, Monday and holidays.Pfc. Adam J. Chitjian 39, of Philadelphia died Oct. 25 in Balad, Iraq of injuries sustained when he came in contact with enemy forces using small arms during combat operations. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Two Soldiers died of wounds sustained when they came in contact with enemy forces using rocketpropelled grenades, machine gun and small arms re during combat operations on Oct. 25, in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan. The Soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. Killed were: Sgt. Joshua C. Brennan 22, of Ontario, Ore., who died Oct 26 in Asadabad, Afghanistan and Spc. Hugo V. Mendoza 29, of Glendale, Ariz., who died Oct 25. Spc. David E. Lambert 39, of Cedar Bluff, Va, died Oct. 26, in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 237th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command of the Virginia National Guard.Staff Sgt. Joseph F. Curreri 27, of Los Angeles died Oct. 27 in Siet, Lake Jolo Island, Philippines from injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Lewis, Wash.Master Sgt. Thomas L. Bruner 50, of Owensboro, Ky., died Sunday, in Kabul, Afghanistan from a noncombat related illness. He was assigned to the Headquarters, 2nd Brigade, 100th Division, U.S. Army Reserve, Owensboro, Ky. Maj. Jeffrey R. Calero 34, of Queens Village, N.Y., died Monday in Kajaki, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on dismounted patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Massachusetts National Guard, Spring eld, Mass.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 3, 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 Monday Maple-glazed pork loin Turkey tetrazzini Breaded red snapper Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Barbecued briskit Herb-baked wings Veggie/rice casseroleGrill: Chuckwagon sandwich Thursday Smothered beef steak Bratwurst/sauerkraut Turkey casserole Grill: Ham and cheese Friday Chicken cacciatore Italian mixed grill Vegetable ragu Grill: Pizza burgerNov. 10 Braised turkey Drumettes in gravy Cornmeal fried cat sh Grill: Taco barCaf Pacific DinnerSundaySalisbury steak Chicken peapod stir-fry Baked cod almondineMondayFive-spice chicken Pork adobo Spicy tofu/veggiesTuesdayBroiled pork cutlet herb-roasted chicken Cottage pieWednesdayTop sirloin of beef Chef's choice Chicken MontereyFridayBuild-your-own pizza Breaded pork chops Chicken stewThursdayThai grilled chicken Lamb cous cous Indonesian pastaTonightHerb-roasted chicken Parker Ranch stew Garlic seared NairagiSunday Carved London broil Teriyaki chicken Eggs Florentine Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Lemon pepper chicken Old-fashioned beef stew Garbanzo beans Grill: Buffalo burger Caf Roi Monday Huevos rancheros Veal cutlets Lemon broiled cod Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Rotelle with tomato sauce Sausage and peppers Italian vegetablesGrill: Meatball sub Thursday Herbed-baked wings Corn beef and cabbage Corn/green beans Grill: Pork sandwich Friday Beef empanadas Nacho chips/cheese Refried beansGrill: Taco barNov. 10 Tony's chicken Shepherd's pie Baked beans Grill: Chili dogsDinnerSundayPasta primevara Chicken/biscuit casserole Pork piquantMondayKeoki's pot roast Shoyu chicken Pasta/sausage ragoutTuesdayMeatloaf with gravy Pork scallopini Grilled mahi mahiWednesdayGrilled tri tip Parmasan ratatouile Roasted chickenFridayKal bi ank steak Egg rolls Egg foo yungThursdayBraised Swiss steak Pasta and broccoli Pesto grilled chickenTonightButternut/feta pizza Cornish game hens Breaded pork chopsSunday French toast casserole Barbecued chicken Barbecued pulled pork Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Veggie/meat pizzas Beef and pepper ragu Cordon bleu casserole Grill: N/AKRS 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 CARPENTER II, full-time, Kwaj Ops, HR Req. K050158 CARPENTER III, full-time, Kwaj Ops, HR Req. K050047 CASHIERS, full-time, Roi GimbelÂ’s, HR Req. K050292, Enniburr residents, please apply with Annemarie Jones 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 LAB PRODUCTION CONTROL SPECIALIST, full-time, Mission Calibration Lab, HR Req. K050249 MECHANIC II, full-time, Roi Power Plant, HR Req. K050183 PLUMBER/PIPEFITTER II, full-time, Utilities, HR Req. K050040 RAMP WORKER I, full-time position, Air eld Ops, HR Req. K050251 SHEETMETAL WORKER II, full-time, Kwaj Ops., HR Req. K050011 STYLIST, casual position, HR Req. K050275 SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, casual position, on-call TOOL ROOM ATTENDANT I, full-time position, Roi Operations, HR Req. K050137 TRAFFIC AGENT I, part-time, Air eld Ops, HR Req. K050181 TRAFFIC AGENT, full-time, 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 AC & 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 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 ELECTRICIAN II, Roi Power Plant, HR Req. 031220 U EMPLOYEE RELATIONS MANAGER, HR Req. 031899 A ENGINEER, HR Req. 031436 U FIELD ENGINEER I and II, HR Reqs. 031867, 031753 and


Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 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 UMECK POWER PLANT MECHANIC III, HR Req. 031462 UMEDICAL 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 Reqs. 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 ASAFETY 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 ASUPERVISOR, LIGHT VEHICLE/SCOOTER SHOP, HR 031196 ASYSTEMS 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 UTRADEX TRANSMITTER ENGINEER, HR Req. 032081 AWAREHOUSEMEN LEAD, HR Req. 031360 U WATER PLANT OPERATOR III, HR Req. 030826 UWATER TREATMENT TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 030826 UWELDER IV, HR Reqs. 031444 and 030834 UU.S. Army Kwajalein AtollOFFICE AUTOMATION ASSISTANTS, GS-0326-6. Temporary position not to exceed two years. The employee provides clerical support to ensure ef cient of ce operations. The employee accomplishes various duties to provide essentialof ce Bachelor Quarters Food Service Support for USAKA Design for Six Sigma: A Six Sigma team analyzed the cost impacts to support unaccompanied employees during the Caf Paci c renovation/shut down in summer 2006. Utilizing a cost matrix tool, the Quality of Life Mobile Kitchen was selected which provided a savings of $320,000 from the next available option. Nov. 23 at Caf Paci c  11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., unaccompanied personnel  1-6:30 p.m., all other residents The community is invited to a Thanksgiving feast at Caf Paci c on Nov. 23. Some of the items the chefs will prepare include a carving station featuring roast prime rib and Virginia smoked ham, roasted turkey with all the trimmings, steamed crab legs, cashew-encrusted mahi mahi, tortellini in asiago cream sauce, chilled seafood bar including jumbo peel-and-eat shrimp, mussels on the half-shell, smoked salmon and a variety of desserts. No take out meals unless request form submittted in advance. Menu is subject to change due to availability. You’re invited for Thanksgiving automation support and production. The employee performs a variety of assignments using the advanced functions of various database software packages. The employee prepares varied documents with complex formats using the advanced functions of word processing, desktop publishing, and other software types. The employee performs systems maintenance functions for electronic mail systems. The employee performs a variety of assignments using the advanced functions of one or more spreadsheet software packages. Performs a variety of secretarial and other clerical and administrative functions, using judgment to answer recurring questions & resolve problems. Apply at

The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 11 Power outageA 16-hour power outage is planned from 8 a.m. to midnight, Sunday. The following facilities will be affected: Laundry/laundromat, boiler room, Facility 710, Macy’s West, Facility 729, Quarters 459, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 467, 468, 487, 488 and 489 Trailers 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 709, 710, 711, 712, 713, 714, 715, 716, 717, 718 and 719. Ten-Ten store will be powered by a portable generator. The store will have a short outage in the morning and in the evening. Questions? Call Charles, 53426. The Cub Scouts will sell Christmas wreaths at the Craft Fair Monday and from 10 a.m. to noon every Monday on Macy’s porch until Dec. 5 or sold out. Cost is $25. W r e a t h Wreath S a l e Sale $25; Nylabone collapsible kennel, $25; Pinsleur Spanish Course (unopened), $20; Sand Kingdom activity table, $15; SCUBA setup: medium Dacor BCD, Mares Nikos regulator set, dive knife, bag and accessories, $170. Call 53731. COMBINATION TODDLER BED/changing table, $50 and Hewlett Packard all-in-one printer/scanner/copier/fax with lifetime supply of ink, $500. Call 51545. GRACO DUO-GLIDER LX double-stroller, excellent shape, $80; six new Diaper Geni wide-mouth re lls with free Diaper Geni, paid $6 each, will sell all for $30; heavy-duty, at-base bike trailer, $75 and new electric omlet pan, $20. Call 52642 and leave a message. PEAVY KB-1OO ampli er, $100. Call 53925 or 51211. CRT TV, 32-inches, $250; CRT TV, 36-inches, $300; used microwave, $50; used couch, $300 and LCD HDTV, 19-inches, with personal computer input, $200. Call Will, 52222 or 53448. SCUBA EQUIPMENT: BC/Seaquest Pro QD medium, DACOR Viper regulator, Octopus with analog console, $1,000 and outdoor shed, approximately 52 cubic feet, $200. Call 59786, home or 52151, work. LAZY BOY RECLINER, $75; Fender Hotrod deluxe guitar ampli er, $500; Line 6 Uber metal pedal, $65; Peavey Delta stomp pedal, $65; M-Audio Trigger Finger, $100; Celestron telescope, 6-inches f/5 Newtonian on CG-4 mount, with motor drive, webcam, and carry case, $350. Call 53329. HITACHI BIG SCREEN TV, 53-inches, rear projection TV, excellent picture, $700. Call Jane or Jarem, 54876. AQUARIUM, 40-GALLON, complete with light, auto-feeder, lter, stand and sh, $175; 40-gallon aquarium, $75; bowling ball with shoes and bag, $40; tall bookcase, $25; coffee table, $35; CD/video storage cabinet, $20; blooming plants, $2-25 and Gateway 19-inch monitor, $40. Call 52609. COMMUNITY NOTICESA PCS PARTY for Kevin Smith will be at 5 p.m., Sunday at Emon Beach. A walk-in dive and picnic will be held. Bring a dish to share and your own beverages. KWAJALEIN ART GUILD’S Holiday Craft Fair is 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday, at Corlett Recreation Center. THE CHILD AND Youth Services ag football season begins Tuesday and runs until Dec. 18. Registration fee is $30 per player. Volunteer coaches are needed for grades 4-6. A parent’s meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, in the multi-purpose room. Questions? Call Central Registration, 52158. CELEBRATE YOUR child’s reading success at the rst George Seitz Elementary School assembly at 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, in the multi-purpose room. CHRISTMAS IN THE Marshall Islands will be at 6 p.m., Dec. 17, in Corlett Recreation Center. An organizational meeting will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in the Religious Education Building. If you would like to volunteer, come to the meeting or call Cris, 52935. GOLFERS: Payment dates for biannual greens and locker fees have changed. November is the payment month for the next six month golf period, Dec.7May 8. Current greens fees holders have already paid for December and will only be charged for ve months. Questions, call the Pro Shop, 53768 or Community Activities, 53331. MACY’S NOVEMBER SALE runs through Friday. Party supplies and cards for 25 percent off; Thanksgiving and fall decore items, 20 percent off; all toys, 40 percent off and all Hawaiian print clothing for 25 percent off. THE MOBILE KITCHEN presents ‘Beach Music,’ Nov. 10, at Emon Beach. Menu features cheeseburgers or chicken lets. Sign up at Three Palms Snack Bar. A VETS’ HALL dance will be held at 8 p.m., Nov. 11. Free swing lesson, 8-9 p.m., then dancing until midnight to a variety of music. FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT is at 7 p.m., Nov. 12, in the Religious Education Building. Children 8 and under will see Narnia and young adults will see Facing the Giants Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Questions? Call Laurie, 54247 or 52770. KWAJALEIN GOLF ASSOCIATION will host a short course tournament Nov. 13. Shotgun start at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Play is free. Prizes will be awarded. A STUDENT MUSIC recital will be at 7 p.m., Nov. 14, in the multi-purpose room. Piano teachers wishing their students to perform should contact Dick Shields, 52011, to obtain registration forms. BALLROOM DANCING will be 7-9:30 p.m., Nov. 17, in the multi-purpose room. Free and open to the community. Adults and high school students welcome. Attire is casual. Bring your own non-alcoholic beverages. Questions? Call Dick or Cheryl, 51684. KWAJALEIN SCUBA CLUB will hold an underwater turkey hunt at 9 a.m., Nov. 19. All Kwajalein divers and snorkelers are invited to participate in this family-friendly event. BEGINNING DEC. 4, the cleaning day for Millican Family Pool will be Tuesday unless it is a holiday in which case the cleaning will be done the previous Saturday. Questions? Call Mandie, 52847. MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Kwajalein Yacht Club Parade of Lights and Scuba Santa, Dec. 17, at Emon Beach. Times to be announced. AIRPORT OPERATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT: Per DoD Regulation 4515-13R and the USAKA Financial Policy and Rate Manual all space available passengers on Metroliner ights are required to ll out DD Form 1381 and sign it for each ight. Forms will be available at both the Kwajalein and RoiNamur Airport Terminals. Parents or guardian must ll out the form and sign it for those they are responsible for that are two years of age or over. EKKAR NON DoD Regularion 4515-13R im USAKA Financial Policy im Rate Manual (FPRM) eo, aolep Space A bajinjea ro ilo baluun ko naaj aikuij kanne DD Form 1381 eo innem sign non kajojo ien aer uwe ilo baluun ko. Form kein naaj bojak non kanni ilo terminal ko kajojo ilo Kwajalein im Roi-Namur. Jinen im jemen ak ro rej lorlorjake ajiri ro 2 yiio lonlok naaj aikuij kanne im sign i paper ko an ajiri ro nejieer ak ajiri ro renaj ekake ibbeer. SPONSORS ARE NEEDED for Ebeye teams playing in the volleyball league. This is a chance to do a good deed and help the sporting spirit on Kwajalein. To volunteer, or for more information, call John Morgan, 53331. DON’T STORE your costume for another year after Halloween is over. Donate it to the Elementary School’s Ri-katak program. Please deliver costumes to the school of ce in a brown grocery bag. We appreciate your support. THE SOLID WASTE Management Department requests all housing and trailer residents to place any additional refuse for pick-up next to trash receptacles or on the curbside of the closest main road. Do not locate it in alleyways or on re lanes. THE TEEN CENTER Culinary Club is in session. The club will be held at 3 p.m., every Sunday, in the Namo Weto Youth Center. The club will help instruct youth in lessons in nutrition, tness, and hygienic practices. The youth will also learn easy ways to make their favorite snacks, healthy ones. COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES is cleaning Koenig Jabar’s East Tennis Court over the next couple of weeks. The west or lagoonside court will remain open for play. Questions? Call 53331. COMMUITY ACTIVITIES is starting a racquetball challenge ladder. If you would like to participate,call Amy, 53331 to sign up..


Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass12 Notice of environmental draft availability Sunday 6:39 a.m./6:26 p.m. 2:04 a.m./2:37 p.m. 12:28 a.m., 3.0’ 7:15 a.m., 0.6’ 1:35 p.m., 2.8’ 7:22 p.m., 1.0’ Monday 6:39 a.m./6:26 p.m. 2:50 a.m./3:15 p.m. 1:26 a.m., 3.2’ 7:51 a.m., 0.4’ 2:07 p.m., 3.2’ 8:05 p.m., 0.6’ Tuesday 6:39 a.m./6:26 p.m. 3:34 a.m./3:51 p.m. 2:06 a.m., 3.4’ 8:19 a.m., 0.1’ 2:34 p.m., 3.6’ 8:39 p.m., 0.3’ Wednesday 6:39 a.m./6:26 p.m. 4:17 a.m./4:27 p.m. 3:28 a.m., 3.6’ 8:44 a.m., 0.1’ 2:59 p.m., 4.0’ 9:09 p.m., 0.0’ Thursday 6:39 a.m./6:26 p.m. 5:01 a.m./5:04 p.m. 3:06 a.m., 3.7’ 9:08 a.m., 0.2’ 3:24 p.m., 4.3’ 9:38 p.m., 0.2’ Friday 6:39 a.m./6:26 p.m. 5:46 a.m./5:44 p.m. 3:34 a.m., 3.7’ 9:32 a.m., 0.3’ 3:49 p.m., 4.5’ 10:07 p.m., 0.4’ Nov. 10 6:39 a.m./6:26 p.m. 6:33 a.m. /6:26 p.m. 4:02 a.m., 3.6’ 9:57 a.m., 0.4’ 4:15 p.m., 4.6’ 10:36 p.m., 0.4’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE at 10-15 knots. Monday: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE at 10-15 knots. Tuesday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: NE at 10-15 knots. Wednesday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: NE at 10-15 knots. Thursday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE 12-18 knots. Friday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE at 5-10 knots. Nov. 10: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE at 6-12 knots. Annual total: 71.72 inches Annual deviation: -10.72 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low TideSun  Moon  TidesTOGETHER, from PAGE 2 I’d actually see the day on Kwaj when layoffs were a reality. I never thought I’d see the Yuk Club close or a lot of the other things going on now. When I rst got here, the trailers throughout the island and in Silver City on North Point helped give Kwajalein it’s avor and character. But soon, there won’t be any left. Yeah, I know, nothing lasts forever, but still, it’s hard to accept even when it’s staring you in the face. There’s a lot more at stake for people living on this island than just losing a job. Anyone getting laid-off is losing not only their livelihood, but their home, their friends and a unique way of life. Where else can parents let their children play in the streets after dark? Where else can people jog or take a walk at three in the morning if they feel like it without getting mugged? It used to be folks could actually go to work in the morning and never worry about locking their doors. For the most part, everyone was friendly and helpful to newcomers. The old timers took pride in showing the newbies the Kwaj way of living. When I originally came out here it was pretty much against my will. It was my wife’s idea to come and she was determined despite all my protests. I have to say that for most every day of my 15 years on Kwaj, I’ve been grateful to her for insisting we move here. Without a doubt, this island is the best place I’ve ever been. It’s been good to my wife and I both nancially and spiritually. Being here has been one of the best experiences of my life. But, as the Bob Dylan song says, The Times They Are A-Changin’ The Kwajalein I came to 15 years ago is not the same place today. Even if people manage to keep their jobs, they will no doubt endure the sorrow of seeing others being made to leave. I myself have friends who have been told they’re being laid-off and it hurts pretty badly. I was sorry to hear of a very callous display of bad taste this past Halloween weekend. I fail to understand how anyone could nd humor in people’s stress and worry. I wouldn’t expect such a thing from anyone who had any kind of sensitivity to the situation. For those who will keep their jobs and stay on island, the strain of working in severely short-handed departments might get pretty hard to deal with. For a lot of people, it already has.Nobody knows what’s really going to happen in the near future and not knowing is the worst of all.But let’s remember whatever happens, us ‘peons,’ ‘ eld hands,’ and grunts in the trenches who keep Kwaj operating are all in this together. We’re all pretty upset and worried about what’s happening and what might happen, but while we can’t control the things going on around us, we can try to control our attitudes and reactions. We can either lash out at each other in frustration, anger and fear — or, we can recognize that all us worker bees are going through the same anxiety and do what Kwajers have always done in times of trouble — reach out to help each other get through these trying, scary, and sad days. Hopefully at least, that wonderful part of the Kwajalein experience will always stay the same. The U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Environmental Standards require that the operating parameters of USAKA activities, with the potential to affect the public health and environment, must be defined in a Document of Environmental Protection. The Standards further provide that regulatory agencies and the public be allowed to review and comment on a Draft DEP. A Draft DEP was developed by USAKA for SpaceX Falcon Program Launches. This DEP provides requirements and limitations before, during, and after construction and launch activities for the protection of personnel and the environment, especially on and in the vicinity of Omelek, Kwajalein, and Meck Islets. This document identi es compensation for loss of wildlife habitat on Omelek Islet due to construction of launch facilities. The public is invited to review and comment on this Draft DEP. This Draft DEP and the USAKA Environmental Standards are available for review at the Grace Sherwood Library, the Roi-Namur Library, and the Alele Museum and Library. Questions regarding the Draft DEP can be directed to: Kelly M. Busquets, P.E. Environmental Management Of cer, USAKA, 55449. Written comments can be directed to: Commander: U. S. Army Kwajalein Atoll ATTN: SMDC-RDTCTEK-WP.O. Box 26 APO, AP 96555-2526 A period of at least 30 days will be provided for public comment. Comments should be postmarked no later than Nov. 19.