The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 W o r l d W a r I I N a v y S e a b e e G e r a l d H a l p i n r e t u r n s t o R o i N a m u r w h e r e h e w a s World War II Navy Seabee Gerald Halpin returns to Roi-Namur where he was s t a t i o n e d d u r i n g t h e w a r F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 4 stationed during the war. For more, see Page 4. ( P h o t o b y L e e C r a k e r ) (Photo by Lee Craker) www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/Hourglass/hourglass.html
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 The Kwajalein HourglassMy wife and I visited London two years ago and we were very surprised to nd that a cup of coffee cost the equivalent of six U.S. dollars. But in todayÂ’s exchange rate against the British pound, that same cup of coffee would cost almost 12 U.S. dollars. When we traveled to Italy three years ago, the Euro was worth 83 cents. Today, itÂ’s worth $1.47. The U.S. dollar keeps hitting new lows against other world currencies on an almost daily basis. I mean, things are pretty bad when our money is worth less than something called the Â‘Loonie.Â’ For the rst time in more than 50 years, the Canadian dollar (the Loonie) is worth more than the U.S. dollar. It wasnÂ’t long ago that our dollar was three-to-one against the Australian dollar. Not these days. Our money might be worth more than Sri LankaÂ’s, but then, 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: email@example.comCommanding Of cer......Col. Stevenson ReedPublic Affairs Of cer (acting)........Tamara WardEditor......................................Nell Drumheller Graphics Designer..........................Dan Adler Reporter..............................................JJ Klein The TV and Entertainment Guide is published on Fridays and is available in the gray boxes at the following locations: outside the post of ce, Surfway, CafÂŽ Paci c and in the hallway of Building 805 across from the police station. commentaries All those chickens are coming home to roost See CHICKENS, Page 7CorrrectionsThe last sentence of the ip- op story on Page 5 of Saturday's paper was cut off in the production process. The last sentence read: "I think, for me it was more about the visitation with those people than it was about bringing them shoes that I know that will be put to good use." The Hourglass regrets the error. On Page 7 of Saturday's paper, Mike Herrington's dates of service in Vietnam were listed as 1872-1976. Uh . we're pretty sure that should have been 1972-1976. Sorry about that Mike. Saturday's front page photo was taken by Mike Zeitzmann. To all those Thumb Downers' who focus on small stuff and fail to get the whole story before they submit their Thumbs Down' opinion. I believe this forum should be for issues that affect the moral and welfare of everyone on island, not just the inconveniences of a few individuals. To the person who took my bike out of my yard with my sons baby seat on it. This was my transportation to get my child around the island. The Hourglass is now located in the AFN of ce on the second oor of Building 805, next to Grace Sherwood Library. Good things about Kwaj police are overlookedFor the rst time since my arrival, I was made aware of a concern by a resident through an anonymous Â‘Thumbs DownÂ’ in the Hourglass The concern is that our police vehicles are spending more time on the grass than on the paved roads. As designated emergency vehicles, there are a lot of instances when that is true. First, there are no driveways, parking shoulders or access to many of the facilities we are responsible for checking daily. Additionally, our Kwajalein police of cers have to position our vehicles to properly monitor traf c or survey speci c areas. For whatever reason, I am con dent the of cers are in the commission of their duties.See POLICE, Page 12
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 3Work schedule going to four ten-hour days By Dave NorwoodKwajalein Range Services presidentAs an initiative under the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Power Reduction Plan, Kwajalein Range Services has been directed to modify its work week schedule to include four tenhour work days wherever it is practical. The primary motivation for going to this Â“4-10Â” schedule is that it will reduce by 20 percent the number of days that affected facilities are occupied. That will allow for the reduction of power consumption by turning out the lights and raising the thermostat settings. In order to realize the savings in any given facility, it is necessary that all the occupants work the same schedule. KRS has begun planning to implement a 4-10 schedule. It is clear that not all activities on USAKA can change to a four-day work week. A perfect example is the Kwajalein Schools which will continue to operate on a five-day academic schedule. Also, because of the close interdependency between many agencies and offices on USAKA, the change of work week schedule in one area may have the effect of forcing changes to occur in other areas. All of these secondary and tertiary impacts may not be known until the changes begin to go into effect, and some adjustments may need to be made. However, there are many consequences of this change that are known. The of ce hours for most 4-10 of ces will be from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. including an hour for lunch. These extended work hours will have to be accommodated by changes in intra-atoll transportation, both the island ferries and the Metroliner ights, and by changes in the hours of operation at the Child Care Center. Because of these changes, even the of ces that stay on a ve-day schedule will need to adjust work hours to be from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Most retail facilities will be closed an additional day each week; the days of operation will be adjusted to minimize the impact on the community. The hospital and dental clinic will probably go to a four-day schedule, but the work week will be modi ed so that they are open for service on one of the days the 4-10 workers are off. This will make it easier to make medical and dental appointments. The goal is to complete planning so that the necessary changes and adjustments can be implemented by the rst of December. More detail on community related impacts will be provided once speci c plans are in place. Work week schedules for individual of ces and agencies will be determined and published, also. The Hourglass will be taking the opportunity as time goes on to share more information on this particular initiative and on other power reduction initiatives. HONORING THEIR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY center, raise the colors and Candace Everts, right, listens to the speakers. The ceremony was held in the chapel and U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Borja, Col. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander and Gerald Halpin, World War II veteran spoke. (Photos left and right by Lee Craker and center, Nell Drumheller)
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4World War II veteran visits Roi, helped rebuild island after Operation Flintlock battle in 1944Halpin and his son, Peter take the RoiNamur battle eld tour. By Nell DrumhellerEditorGerald Halpin is a man who has done quite a bit in his life, not the least of which was the three years he spent in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee. Halpin was a CarpenterÂ’s Mate with the 109th Construction Battalion. History buffs might recognize the 109th. ItÂ’s remembered in the Marshall Islands as the battalion of Seabees attached to the Marines assigned to fortify and rebuild Paci c islands after the Japanese were routed in 1944. Halpin returned to Roi-Namur last weekend, showing his son Peter where heÂ’d lived and worked for a few months while battles were waged across the Paci c. Â“I didnÂ’t expect it would be as beautiful as it is. IÂ’m amazed at the number of trees and how beautiful it is. When I left here it was all rubble,Â” he said during his tour of Roi-Namur. Â“We came in here actually to do construction work,Â” Halpin said. Â“The rst thing was to clean up the place. You know it was complete rubble. Everything had been bombed and shelled for a few weeks by the U.S. before the invasion.Â” A report from a U.S. Marine artillery spotter in an aircraft over Roi during U.S. attack on the Japanese described the destruction, Â“Great God Almighty! The whole damn island has blown up!Â” On the beach another of cer recalled that Â“trunks of palm trees and chunks of concrete as large as packing crates were ying through the air like match sticks. The hole left where the blockhouse stood was as large as a fair-sized swimming pool.Â” And from this wreckage the Seabees were tasked to clean up the mess and build a usable air eld. Â“We were cleaning the place up and there were an awful lot of burials to take place, there were a number of thousand,Â” Halpin said. Â“One of our jobs was picking those bodies up and seeing they got in the ground. After that it was to clean the place up and get the airstrip redone because it had been bombed too.Â” Halpin recalled the hard work during his time in the Marshalls, but said there were also some good times. S e a b e e Â’ s r e t u r n SeabeeÂ’s return World War II veteran Gerald Halpin walks on a Roi beach with a Japanese World War II bunker in background. ( P h o t o s b y L e e C r a k e r ) (Photos by Lee Craker)
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 5See VETERAN, Page 6Halpin and son, Peter, attend the Veterans Day ceremony Monday. Â“There was a big Quonset hut at the end of the runway on the Namur side and it had been destructed somewhat by bombs; both ends of it were open. And then one day we were doing some coral work on the airstrip and a Marine yer came in ying a Corsair and he ew it upside down through that old hangar. We all almost dropped over in awe.Â” Halpin was a teen when he joined the military, and he recalled one of the things he and his younger buddies did for fun. TheyÂ’d dive offshore and collect shells. Â“Well we used to collect cat eyes, little shells, and weÂ’d polish them. We could pay the pilots ten or eleven cat eyes to go on a bombing run. Can you imagine that? WeÂ’d pay to go on a bombing run and get shot at?Â” He added that the natives of Roi and Namur seemed concerned about the young SailorsÂ’ antics. Â“The Marshallese kept shaking their heads at us and indicating that we shouldnÂ’t be do it. We didnÂ’t pay attention. And then later as we were leaving to go back to Hawaii, our ship stopped in Kwajalein and I saw the biggest shark IÂ’d ever seen. Then I knew what the Marshallese were warning us about.Â” A shark attack wasnÂ’t the only danger Halpin faced while on Roi and Namur. Â“We were unloading huge 500-pound bombs, because Admiral Nimitz said before we [the United States] went out to any more islands theyÂ’d have to be bombed for several weeks, so there was this huge pile of explosives in the middle of the island. The place was being cleaned up, when the Japanese came back and bombed us.Â” The JapaneseÂ’ second bomb hit the middle of the ammunition storage area, Â“We thought we were being bombed for about four hours, but it was our own explosives going off mostly.Â” Halpin said the runway was Â“pretty functionalÂ” before the Seabees moved on. Though he entered the Navy as a youth, what he saw and did matured him quickly. He said of his time in the service, Â“It made me more appreciative of my comrades, S e a b e e Â’ s r e t u r n Roi and Namur were scenes of utter devastation after the 1944 battle.
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass VETERAN, from Page 5 6 Quarters of the QuarterThe following houses and trailers have been selected as nalists for the Quarters of the Quarter Program. North: Quarters 188 Dome, (Giedroc) South: Two-way tie between Quarters 445-B, (Beniamina) and Quarters 105-A (Childers) Central: Quarters 229-A, (Lindborg) Trailers: Trailer 532, (McGinis) Final judging will take place Dec. 15.Ten-Ten.........................................................9 a.m.-1 p.m. GimbelÂ’s........................................................9 a.m.-1 p.m. MacyÂ’s and MacyÂ’s West........................................Closed Beauty/Barber.........................................................Closed DVD Depot.............................11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-7 p.m. Laundry...................................................................Closed Sunrise Bakery........................................................Closed Three Palms Snack Bar..............................10 a.m.-8 p.m. Pizza delivery..........................................11 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Dock Security Snack Bar........................................Closed Post Of ce Kwaj......................................................Closed Post Of ce Roi........................................................Closed Community Bank.....................................................Closed ATM will be operational telephone and online banking will be available Kwajalein Beaches Emon Beach...............................................Buddy system All other beaches......................Buddy system at all times Bowling Center.......................................................Closed CRC/Raquetball Courts...........................7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Gear Locker............................................................Closed Golf Course...........................................Sunrise to sunset Golf Pro Shop........................................................Closed Driving Range........................................................Closed Hobby Shop...........................................................Closed Ivey Gym .......................................................Cypher lock Kayak Shack .........................................................Closed Pools......................................................................Closed Skate Park.................................Buddy system at all times Small Boat Marina.........................................8 a.m.-1 p.m. ARC...........................................................11 a.m.-10 p.m. Surfway...................................................................ClosedThanksgiving Day (Friday) hours of operation the people above me. The higher level people were very fair and did their jobs. I think it enlightened me to perhaps work harder and decide where I was going from there.Â” HalpinÂ’s sights were set on higher education when he left the service. Â“After we got released, I think it was in June, I applied to go to college. I got accepted to start college in the spring. I gured IÂ’d already spent four years away from high school and college and so itÂ’d be better if I got into college in September rather than six months later so I went up to college at Syracuse University. Â“As a result of my work in the Seabees I had to keep busy everyday,Â” he said. And so the next stage of his life began. His brother, who had served in Europe, was working on his doctorate at the same school. Â“I found out that to stay in a boarding house up there cost $30 a month,Â” he said, adding that was quite a bit of money at the time. Â“We had six or eight thousand returning veterans enter that school in September of that year.Â” Recognizing the immediate need for housing, Halpin did the math and came up with a plan. Â“I had to keep busy, my brother and I rented a room for $30 a month. I bought two old houses using the GI Bill and since I was a carpenter, I renovated them.Â” He became a landlord when he made them into boarding houses. Soon he was receiving $30 a month from each of his tenants. It was the beginning of a long and successful career as an entrepreneur and developer, fueled by initiative, timing and hard work. Â“I had my classes from 8 to 11 in the morning and then a job in the afternoon and revamped the houses.Â” Since then Halpin has been founder, chief executive officer, chairman or president to hundreds of businesses. In the 1960s, with his business partners, he developed an area outside of Washington, D.C. now known as Tysons Corner. He also built a missile launching station in Utah; developed a propellant manufacturing facility on several thousand acres on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and developed several hotels, resorts and housing areas. His experiences in the Navy helped mold his future. The key to success, according to Halpin, is Â“Get good staff, good people. I found out that some of the best people I could hire were retired military people.Â” He added that there was more to success than just hiring the right people. Â“Treat them correctly. We have some secretaries that are millionaires and some gardeners that are almost millionaires.Â” (EditorÂ’s note: Lee Craker contributed to this article.)
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 7I havenÂ’t checked it today. The way the dollar is sinking faster than the Titanic you never know. There is talk in nancial markets of worldwide abandonment of the U.S. dollar. Financial giant Warren Buffet has been amassing foreign currency for several years now, which shows his non-faith in the U.S. dollar. China, Japan and South Korea have the most holdings in dollars due to the trade de cit the U.S. has with those countries. All three of those nations are starting to divest themselves of dollars in favor of more valuable currencies such as the Euro. That will drive the dollar down even further. So, why has the dollar become a shadow of what it used to be? The answer is complicated, but one of the prime reasons is free trade which has led to massive U.S. debt since the creation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization. In 1993, before NAFTA, the U.S. trade de cit was $100 billion. The current de cit is more than $857 billion and climbing. Since 2000, the national debt has doubled to more than $9 trillion. The huge expense the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have created is in addition to all that. The U.S. is spending almost $12 billion a month for the Iraq war. ItÂ’s estimated that the cost of both wars will exceed $1.9 trillion by 2009. That money is being borrowed from foreign countries (mainly Japan and China) at a rate of more than $2 billion a day. A new congressional report said the interest alone on that money could come to $550 billion. Many economists have been saying for years that the massive borrowing weÂ’re doing is unsustainable. It would be funny if it wasnÂ’t so scary that our country, burdened as it is with massive debt for which it has to borrow billions of dollars, still keeps giving billions in foreign aid to countries that hate us. Can somebody explain that to me? Oil was selling at $35 a barrel before the invasion of Iraq. ItÂ’s now selling for nearly $100 a barrel which adds directly or indirectly to the cost of everything we use and consume in our daily lives. As foreigners make more and more money off the U.S., they are buying up our companies, real estate and infrastructure. Some of our toll roads, bridges and highways are owned by foreign investors. They are buying our banks and other nancial institutions. Baby Boomers will start retiring by the millions in the next few years putting an incredible strain on the countryÂ’s nances as we try to pay for Social Security and Medicare. Then thereÂ’s the credit crisis with the subprime loan debacle that is affecting the dollar. So, what does all this mean to the average American? Quite simply, a sinking dollar means a poorer country. As the dollar sinks, itÂ’s purchasing power sinks and the countries that export items to us will demand more dollars for their goods. Therefore, everything we import will cost the American consumer more money. I believe thatÂ’s called in ation, which leads to less consumer spending, which leads to less goods being sold by companies, which leads to layoffs, which leads to recession. OK, whatÂ’s to be done about it? Well, thatÂ’s a question that might not have an answer at this point in time. But there is no option except to solve these problems and quickly. In my opinion, the very rst thing that should be done is to withdraw from any and all free trade agreements we have entered into. We should either stay out of such agreements altogether, or, negotiate agreements that donÂ’t make total chumps out us. We must demand a level playing eld or no deal. Japan and China have been playing games for years with the value of their currencies. They have been dumping products on our markets for less than what it cost them to make in order to drive American companies out of business. And for years, our government has allowed it.If foreigners play those games, then CHICKENS, from Page 2Congress should enact tariffs and whatever else is necessary to bring the price of their products in line with ours. We have to do something to protect ourselves from these cheating business practices that are driving our country broke. We have to stop the foreign aid we give around the world. ItÂ’s time to take care of our own people in our backyard. We have to nd a solution to the Iraq situation. The spending we do there just canÂ’t go on for too much longer. Do the math. ItÂ’s simple economics. At this point though, no matter what we do, weÂ’re pretty much between a rock and a hard place. To strengthen the dollar, the Federal Reserve would have to substantially raise interest rates. This would mean less borrowing and less dollars in circulation which would increase the value of the dollar. But, on the other side of that coin higher interest rates would put the brakes on the economy as loans for businesses and consumers would cost much more which would lead to less items purchased and jobs lost. The result could be a deep recession. However, given those two choices, IÂ’d raise the interest rates and do all I could to strengthen the dollar. We can weather recession. We canÂ’t weather worthless money. All the chickens of free trade, globalization, trade de cits, robbery of the Social Security trust fund, pork barrel spending, de cit spending, tax cuts, massive borrowing, underfunding of Medicare, and the costs of Iraq and Afghanistan are coming home to roost. I donÂ’t profess to be an economist or have answers. IÂ’m just an ordinary citizen who gures if the United States doesnÂ’t get its nancial house in order soon, it may be Americans who are crossing borders looking for jobs. When the peso is worth more than the dollar, Mexico will probably build a wall to keep us undesirable Americans out of their country. But hey, they might hire some of us to help build it. M a c y Â’ s T h a n k s g i v i n g s a l e MacyÂ’s Thanksgiving sale i s t h r o u g h F r i d a y is through Friday. Â• 3 0 p e r c e n t o f f T h a n k s g i v i n g h o l i d a y m e r c h a n d i s e Â• 30 percent off Thanksgiving holiday merchandise Â• 2 0 p e r c e n t o f f C h r i s t m a s h o l i d a y m e r c h a n d i s e Â• 20 percent off Christmas holiday merchandise Â• 5 0 p e r c e n t o f f a l l h o l i d a y c a r d s Â• 50 percent off all holiday cards Â• 2 5 p e r c e n t o f f t o y s Â• 25 percent off toys Â• 2 0 p e r c e n t o f f j e w e l r y a n d w a t c h e s ( l o g o i t e m s e x c l u d e d ) Â• 20 percent off jewelry and watches (logo items excluded) Â• 3 0 p e r c e n t o f f C h i n a c r y s t a l n o v e l t y s e r v i n g a n d d e c o r p i e c e s Â• 30 percent off China, crystal, novelty serving and decor pieces
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8 Twelve servicemembers die in Global War on TerrorFive Soldiers died of wounds sustained when their patrol was attacked by direct re from enemy forces in Aranus, Afghanistan on Nov 9. They were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. Two died Nov. 9: 1st Lt. Matthew C. Ferrara 24, of Torrance, Calif., Spc. Sean K. A. Langevin 23, of Walnut Creek, Calif. Three died Nov. 10: Sgt. Jeffery S. Mersman 23, of Parker, Kan.,; Spc. Lester G. Roque 23, of Torrance, Calif. and Pfc. Joseph M. Lancour 21, of Swartz Creek, Mich. Spc. Jermaine D. Franklin 22, of Arlington, Texas, died Nov. 9 in Jisr Naft, Iraq of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Sgt. Phillip A. Bocks 28, of Troy, Mich., died Nov. 9 while conducting combat operations in Aranus, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif. Staff Sgt. Patrick F. Kutschbach 25, of McKees Rocks, Pa., died Nov. 10 in Bagram, Afghanistan from wounds suffered in Tagab, Afghanistan when his vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade and small arms re. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Stuttgart, Germany. Sgt. Joseph M. Vanek 22, of Elmhurst, Ill., died Monday in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms re. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Two Soldiers died Tuesday in Mukhisa, Iraq of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated during dismounted combat operations. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Rumor Mill checks into trailers, alcohol, job fairsThe latest three rumors submitted to the Kwajalein Hourglass Rumor Mill have been declared untrue. Kwajalein Range Services leadership answered the following rumors: 1. Â“U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll is having KRS clean and reconnect the power to some of the Â‘betterÂ’ trailers that are empty, the ones with additions, etc. USAKA personnel now living in trailers will have the option to move into these Â‘betterÂ’ trailers. However, when KRS employees asked if they could move into the Â‘betterÂ’ trailers they were told that it was not an option. Is that true?Â” 2. Â“It is rumored that Roi Namur will be a Â“dryÂ” island i.e., no alcohol, is this true?Â” 3. Â“I heard that teachers are being sent to job fairs in the states to look for new jobs and that KRS is paying for the trip. Is that true?Â” Wash. Killed were: Sgt. Christopher R. Kruse 23, of Emporia, Kan. and Spc. Peter W. Schmidt 30, of Eureka, Calif. Pfc. Casey P. Mason 22, of Lake, Mich., died Nov.13 in Mosul, Iraq of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms re. He was assigned to the 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Scho eld Barracks, Hawaii. Submit rumors to The Hourglass at hourglass@ smdck.smdc.army.mil Rumors will be forwarded to the appropriate departments for answers. The rumors and the answers to them will will be printed in The Hourglass.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 17, 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 Beef tips in Burgundy Whole roast chicken Pork curry Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Chicken marsala Broiled ono Broccoli/rice casserole Grill: French dipThursday Southern fried chicken Short rib stew Red beans in broth Grill: Pepper jack ham stacker Friday THANKSGIVING Carved prime rib Roast turkey Steamed crab legsNov. 24 Corned beef/cabbage Irish lamb stew Garlic herb pasta Grill: Turkey sandwichCaf Pacific DinnerSundaySpaghetti/meatsauce Veal Alfredo Pesto mahi mahiMondaySweet-and-sour pork Chicken hekka Korean beef steakTuesdaySalisbury steak Barbecued chicken Spicy tofu/vegetablesWednesdayTop round of beef Lemon herb chicken Marinated salmonFridayTHANKSGIVING Carved prime rib Roast turkeyThursdayRoast pork Beef fajitas Chicken enchiladasTonightChicken-fried chicken Parker Ranch stew Vegetarian beansSunday Maple-glazed pork loin Cornish game hens Crab Benedict Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Stuffed cabbage Stuffed peppers Chicken pot pie Grill: Tuna melt Caf Roi Monday Loco Moco Beef stew Roast chicken Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Chicken hekka Hawaiian kabobs Sesame eggplantGrill: French dip Thursday Hamburger steak Chicken peapod stir-fry Macaroni and cheese Grill: Buffalo/chicken wrap Friday THANKSGIVING Turkey with trimings Crab legsBaked hamNov. 24 Texas chili Barbecued ribs Spicy pinto beans Grill: Sloppy JoesDinnerSundayRoasted leg of lamb Smokey mountain chicken Broccoli/Parmesan casseroleMondayChicken with basil Thai pork/peanut sauce Sweet-and-sour shTuesdayBeef tortellini Spinach lasagna FettucciniWednesdayPrime rib Chicken Kiev Baked potatoFridayTHANKSGIVING Turkey with trimmings Crab legs/baked hamThursdayFried chicken Braised steaks Hush puppiesTonightSweet-and-sour pork Szechuan chicken Barbecued ribsSunday Eggs Florentine Braised beef Chicken thighs Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Beef/chicken tacos Enchilada casserole Beef tamales 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 www.krsjv.com. Job descriptions for other openings are located at Human Resources, Building 700. NEED EXTRA money? KRS employment applications are continually accepted for all Community Services departments and the Human Resources temporary pool for casual positions. Some examples of these positions are: sport of cials, scorekeepers, delivery drivers, lifeguards, catering/dining room workers, medical of ce receptionists, temporary of ce support, etc. For more information, call the KRS HR Of ce at 54916. ON ISLAND 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 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 RETAIL ASSOCIATE III, GimbleÂ’s, full-time, HR Req. K050291 SHEETMETAL WORKER II, full-time, Kwaj Ops., HR Req. K050011 STYLIST, casual position, HR Req. K050275 SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, casual positions, 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, fulltime, 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,
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 Friday at CafÂŽ 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 CafÂŽ Paci c on Friday. 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 peeland-eat shrimp, mussels on the half-shell, smoked salmon and a variety of desserts. Beer and wine will be sold. Customers are not allowed to bring alcohol. No take out meals unless request form submittted in advance. Menu is subject to change due to availability. YouÂ’re invited for Thanksgiving 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 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 IIIÂ–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 U Electronic Timekeeping Design for Six Sigma: A Six Sigma team designed a new process to transfer from manual time cards to eTimesheets. This effort eliminated the administrative efforts to collect, distribute, audit, resolve errors, obtain hard copy signatures, and transport to and from Payroll. Savings realized from this effort are $25,000 in hard savings from saved paper and ink along with $262,000 in soft savings by eliminating the manual administrative work. C u r f e w Curfew! I t i s a v i o l a t i o n f o r a n y o n e u n d e r 1 8 o r It is a violation for anyone under 18 or s t i l l a h i g h s c h o o l s t u d e n t t o b e o u t p a s t still a high school student to be out past t h e m i d n i g h t c u r f e w A n y o n e u n d e r 1 8 the midnight curfew. Anyone under 18 o r s t i l l i n h i g h s c h o o l i s n o t a u t h o r i z e d t o or still in high school is not authorized to u s e t h e I v e y G y m a f t e r c u r f e w K w a j a l e i n use the Ivey Gym after curfew. Kwajalein P o l i c e w i l l c h e c k t h e f a c i l i t y t h r o u g h o u t Police will check the facility throughout t h e n i g h t t i m e h o u r s A n y o n e u s i n g t h e the night time hours. Anyone using the g y m p a s t c u r f e w w i l l b e d e t a i n e d f o r gym past curfew will be detained for t r e s p a s s a n d c u r f e w v i o l a t i o n trespass and curfew violation.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 11 U.S. Army Kwajalein AtollOFFICE AUTOMATION ASSISTANTS, GS-03266. 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 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 and resolve problems. Apply at
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12POLICE, from PAGE 2 Sunday 6:43 a.m./6:26 p.m. 1:07 p.m./12:34 a.m. 10:24a.m., 2.3Â’ 4:04 a.m., 0.9Â’ 10:32 p.m., 3.1Â’ 3:54 p.m., 1.3Â’ Monday 6:43 a.m./6:26 p.m. 1:50 p.m./1:14 a.m. 12:01 a.m., 2.7Â’ 5:34 a.m., 0.7Â’ 5:48 p.m., 1.1Â’ Tuesday 6:43 a.m./6:26 p.m. 2:33 p.m./2:05 a.m. 12:01 a.m., 3.2Â’ 6:37 a.m., 0.4Â’ 1:01 p.m., 3.3Â’ 7:03 p.m., 0.7Â’ Wednesday 6:43 a.m./6:26 p.m. 3:17 p.m./2:57 a.m. 1:07 a.m., 3.5Â’ 7:26 a.m., 0.0Â’ 1:48 p.m., 3.9Â’ 7:59 p.m., 0.2Â’ Thursday 6:44 a.m./6:26 p.m. 4:05 p.m./3:52 a.m. 2:01 a.m., 3.7Â’ 8:08 a.m., 0.3Â’ 2:30 p.m., 4.4Â’ 8:47 p.m., 0.3Â’ Friday 6:44 a.m./6:26 p.m. 4:57 p.m./4:50 a.m. 2:47 a.m., 3.9Â’ 8:48 a.m., 0.6Â’ 3:10 p.m., 4.9Â’ 9:33 p.m., 0.7Â’ Nov. 24 6:44 a.m./6:26 p.m. 5:54 p.m. /5:53 a.m. 3:31 a.m., 3.9Â’ 9:28 a.m., 0.7Â’ 3:50 p.m., 5.1Â’ 10:17 p.m., 0.9Â’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Partly cloudy, 50 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 10-14 knots. Monday: Mostly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 10-16 knots. Tuesday: Partly sunny, 40 percent showers. Winds: E at 8-16 knots. Wednesday: Partly cloudy, 50 percent showers. Winds: NE at 10-16 knots. Thursday: Mostly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: NE 15-20 knots. Friday: Mostly cloudy, 40 percent showers. Winds: NNE at 15-20 knots. Nov. 24: Partly cloudy, 20 percent showers. Winds: ESE at 5-10 knots. Annual total: 76.34 inches Annual deviation: -11.11 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low TideSun Â Moon Â TidesNotice of reclaimed water standard violation On Oct. 12, a repair was necessary for a cracked chlorine injector for the reclaimed water system. While the injector was being repaired for a period of time less than two hours, the chlorine levels at the point of entry for the reclaim water were below the required 1.0 parts per million (ppm) and were measured as low as 0.17 ppm during this two hour duration. Following this event, bacteriological samples were obtained from the point of entry and no fecal coliform were present. The Reclaim Water Document of Environmental Protection requires public noti cation when reclaim water standards are violated. If you have any questions, contact Anne Robinson, 58301.Ilo Balide October 12, 2007, juon jerbal in karpen ar aikuj in komon non ijo ej drelon chlorine non reclaimed water system eo. Ilo tore in jerbal in ej komon (ikotan 0630 non 0830), level in chlorine ar bed ilal in 1.0 parts per million (ppm); driktata in level in chlorine eo ej 0.17 ppm ilo kotan awa kein. Elikin, ear bar einwot komon bacteriological samples ko ilo ijo dren in ej drelon e im ar walok ke ejjelok fecal coliform ar bed ilo dren in. Reclaim Water DEP eo ej kamelet bwe en wor enaan non jukjuk in bed eo ne jej jab tobare karok ko ikijeen reclaimed water system eo. Ne ewor kajitok, jouj im kir lok Anne Robinson ilo 5-8301. If parking on the grass is the worst Kwaj resident complaint about KPD, IÂ’m con dent we are in pretty good shape. For instance, did you know that our staff safely processes as many as two or three thousand people through the Dock Security Checkpoint per week. Did you know that our staff, at times, has to work as many as 18 hours straight at the airport because of a late incoming ight? Maybe you didnÂ’t catch the Hourglass article that told of the dangerous, open ocean rescue that KPDÂ’s marine section performed a few months back. Or how about the fact that KPD Of cers and Access Control Of cers stand their posts or patrol their sectors 24 hours per day, seven days a week, 365 days per year. They gladly perform duties expected of them in order to support, protect, and serve the command and community of Kwajalein and Roi. Quietly, without seeking praise, recognition or fame, our of cers do the tasks appointed them. Do they complain sometimes? Of course, but only to each other. You see, you could not be expected to understand the challenge of being an enforcer of the law in a small community where you live, unless you have also worn a badge. So, we stand our post and patrol our sectors, we raise the ag of this great installation in the morning and we lower it at night. We respond to your calls of need and investigate all of the nuisance alarms that go off in a rain storm. We hold community-sponsored events like Bike Safety Rodeos and participate in sports activities. We interact with the school staff and stand crosswalks to ensure the safety of our Kwaj kids. Hey, IÂ’m OK taking complaints and I will always take your cares and concerns seriously enough to look at each and every matter. I recognize that we wonÂ’t be able to please everyone and I accept that. We do try our best, as all those assigned to this department are professions in every sense. When youÂ’re tightly tucked into your beds tonight falling fast to sleep, you can rest easy. Know with comfort that KPD of cers and ACOÂ’s are on their watch. I know, and I am honored to serve with them. Once again I extend my open door policy to all of you in the community and command. Let me know how we are doing . both the good and the bad. See you around the island. Until next time, be safe, be well and continue to look out for each other. THE CHAMPIONSHIP swim meet is at 4 p.m., Monday. Come out and cheer on the swimmers. Questions? Call Lora Kendrick, 54186, or e-mail: Kendrick@kwajalein-school.com.