The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 Y o u n g s w i m m e r s c o m p e t e d u r i n g t h e c h a m p i o n s h i p s w i m m e e t h e l d Young swimmers compete during the championship swim meet held M o n d a y a t M i l l i c a n F a m i l y P o o l F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 6 Monday at Millican Family Pool. For more, see Page 6. ( 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. 24, 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 commentary Would she be alive if not for MySpace? See ALIVE, Page 12 To Ray Denham at Surfway and Ten-Ten store for donating treats to the elementary school students’ Reading Counts party. To Kwajalein Yacht Club and Paula Peterson for donations used to purchase toothbrushes for students on Ennubirr and Ebeye.medication. She also apparently had trouble making friends. Megan had a MySpace page and one day a boy named Josh started corresponding with her and told her he wanted to be friends. Her mother said Megan was very happy when chatting with Josh on the Web site. She thought she had made a really good friend. But after a month, ‘Josh’ told her that he didn’t want to be her friend anymore because he had heard she was mean and said bad things about her friends. At the same time, postings started showing up on the site saying such things as ‘Megan is fat’ and ‘Megan is a slut.’ The next day, the young girl killed herself.This incident would be incredibly tragic even if ‘Josh’ had been real. But he wasn’t. He was made up by a family down the street from where Megan lived. The reason? Megan had been friends with a teen girl in that family until they had a ght and quit being friends. The girl’s mother was the one who set up the MySpace account for ‘Josh’ to lure Megan in only to crush her later. The woman told police that the entire family was involved in the I have a 13-year-old niece back in the states. Bless her heart, she has a lot of problems. She’s overweight, wears glasses, is a little slow in learning and, well, she didn’t get much in the looks department. On top of that, she has a very hard time communicating with teens her own age. Because of the teasing and cruel remarks she gets at school, she has had a very rough time. She has absolutely no self esteem and no feeling of self worth. She suffers from depression and attention de cit disorder. My brother and sister-in-law have taken her to many doctors and she is on medications for her depression. They are at their wits end about what to do for her. They worry every day that something may drive her to commit suicide. Since I’m close to such a bad situation, I was very angry and saddened when I heard the story of a 13-year-old girl in Missouri who was the victim of a cruel hoax perpetrated on MySpace that was reported on CNN. The girls’ name was Megan Meier. She too suffered from depression and attention de cit disorder and was on hateful postings to Megan. There is nothing that can be done to those people legally. They broke no law. It’s not against the law to play a cruel hoax on a vulnerable child, unfortunately. Megan’s family probably can’t even sue those awful people responsible for driving Megan to suicide. That all seems real fair doesn’t it? Like most everyone, when I was growing up, I experienced some teasing because I wore glasses and heard the old ‘four-eyes’ stuff. And, as we all know, to a child, that kind of thing can be devastating. I’m ashamed to say I did some of it to other children as well. Most children endure some teasing and bullying, and in turn, dish it out to children weaker or more geeky than The last live morning AFN radio show with Rich Feagler will be Dec. 1. Listen in as Rich does his nal show before departing Kwajalein.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 3Schedule of events Dec. 1 5-5:15 p.m., Santa’s arrives at the airport  5:15-6 p.m., Santa’s parade to block party  5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., block party downtown  6-6:15 p.m., Santa arrives at block party  6:15-7:15 p.m., tree lighting ceremony  7:30-10 p.m., Winterfest Santa’s arrival parade, Winterfest, downtown block party set for Dec. 1Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive on Kwajalein at 5 p.m., Dec. 1, at the airport. By Nell DrumhellerEditorSanta and Mrs. Claus will land on Kwajalein sometime between 5 and 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 1 according to an inside source employed at Santa’s North Pole Toy Factory. “This year’s Kwajalein parade and tree lighting ceremony will be different than years past,” explained the insider. “The route is going to be slightly changed, because of the event location change,” she continued. Santa’s route will begin at the terminal; go left onto 9th Street, right onto Lagoon Road, right onto 6th Street, right onto Ocean Road and right onto 7th Street. “Santa and his entourage will park across the street from Macy’s where Santa will take a short break in the Adult Recreation Center while waiting for the tree lighting ceremony to begin at 6:15 p.m.,” she added. This year’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony will include a 12-foot arti cial tree located on Macy’s lawn facing Ten-Ten. The tree lighting ceremony was moved to this location to consolidate the activities of the ceremony and the Retail Winterfest, and also because the Yokwe Yuk Club is closed.The tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled from 6:15–7:15 p.m. Simone Smead will emcee; the high school band and choir will perform, local girl scouts will sing, the Keckhoff high-energy dance troupe will perform, LTC Harold Buhl will speak, and then Santa will ip the switch, lighting the tree and of cially starting the holiday season.After that, Retail’s Winterfest kicks off with special one-day sales at the stores, holiday basket drawings, and wine tasting in front of Ten-Ten. Child and Youth Services will have activities for children, and weather permitting, the joust and bounce house will be up for youngsters. Dining Services will have pork sandwiches, corndogs, cotton candy, popcorn and chips for sale at the downtown block party. The Oceanview Club will be open with full bar service and there will be frozen Margaritas, chips, salsa and island quesadillas for sell near the post of ce. “Out of all of the places Santa and Mrs. Claus visit during each holiday season, Kwajalein is a favorite,” Santa’s spokesperson said. “Sure, part of it is the great change in weather, but it’s also the enthusiastic reception we’ve gotten over the past 40 years. It makes us eager to come back year after year.” Bikes, rollerblades, scooters and skateboards are not allowed in the parade.


Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4Local neighborhood-watch programs confront terroristsBy Capt. Johnny Giroux, USADetermined to rise up against al Qaeda terrorists, concerned local citizens, working together with coalition forces, have started neighborhood watch programs in this area of northern Iraq. The citizens are calling the movement “Sahwa,” an Arabic term that means “awakening.” The neighborhood watch programs were established Nov. 14, two weeks after local citizens approached Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, with the idea. More than 1,000 citizens showed up, ready to be recruited to take up arms in defense against the terrorists in the region. The program provides the citizens with weapons and a regular paycheck and has the goal not only of providing employment, but also improving security throughout the region. “This is the biggest thing going on (for the local Iraqis) ... because one, it’s putting money in their pockets and stimulating the local economy, and two, these people really want to provide their own security,” said Maj. John Allen, 1-87 Infantry operations officer. These newly drafted members of the local Multaka Night Watch, as they also are known, will take to the streets as sentinels against terrorist activity while receiving salaries based on the effectiveness of their performance. For example, for every roadside bomb attack that occurs in their neighborhood, a certain amount of money will be withheld from that pay period as a penalty, while consistent periods of tranquility will be rewarded with bonuses. “What this program is doing is creating signi cant problems for the insurgents, because it drives a wedge between them and the populace,” said Army 2nd Lt. Alan Finnie, 187 Infantry. “By taking away the one incentive advantage the insurgents had over the government, namely money, the people now have every reason to reject terrorist intimidation and embrace the responsibility of eliminating (al Qaeda in Iraq) influence in their communities.” As a result, coalition and Iraqi forces bene t from the increased freedom of maneuver provided by the citizens groups, allowing them to more effectively seek out and eliminate the terrorist threat, Fin-Iraqis work to ght insurgents nie said, also noting that many recruits appeared quite enthusiastic. “It was good to see regular people showing up in street clothes taking pride in their own area so they can stand on their own feet and provide their own security instead of relying on us to do it for them,” said Army Cpl. Evan Siegrist, 1-87 Infantry Personal Security Detachment squad leader. Such a show of force by Iraqi citizens willing to confront terrorists sends a message to insurgents that their destructive in uence among the population will no longer be tolerated. “Al Qaeda in Iraq is threatened by the Sahwa,” Allen said as he described immediate intelligence reports of disrupted terrorist movements due to citizens group activity. The success of this initial recruitment effort marks the beginning of a two week-long initiative to enlist volunteers for the program throughout the 1-87 Infantry Battalion’s area of operation. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Currie talks with two Iraqi boys during a patrol in the Hateem neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 9. Currie is from Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment and is attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. (DoD photo by Spc. Charles W. Gill, U.S. Army) “ T h i s i s t h e b i g g e s t t h i n g g o i n g o n ( f o r “This is the biggest thing going on (for t h e l o c a l I r a q i s ) . b e c a u s e o n e i t ’ s p u t t i n g the local Iraqis) ... because one, it’s putting m o n e y i n t h e i r p o c k e t s a n d s t i m u l a t i n g t h e money in their pockets and stimulating the l o c a l e c o n o m y a n d t w o t h e s e p e o p l e r e a l l y local economy, and two, these people really w a n t t o p r o v i d e t h e i r o w n s e c u r i t y ” want to provide their own security.” — M a j J o h n A l l e n — Maj. John Allen


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 5 Outdoor illumination prohibited after midnightPower pooper Hourglass reportsThe U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site regulation covering housing management was updated on Oct. 1. A part of Reg. 210-50 covers exterior lighting, including holiday decorations. The regulation states that outside lights must be turned off during daylight hours. This applies at all times of the year. Speci cally referencing holiday hours, the regulation de nes when and how the ‘electrical consuming decorations’ may be used within USAKA. Exterior lighting (including decorations) and other miscellaneous electrical appliances must be turned off after midnight. Also, no Christmas or New Years exterior electrical consuming decorations will be allowed prior to Dec. 1 or after Jan. 3 of each year. There are a few exceptions to the rule requiring that lights be turned off at midnight: for solar powered yard and porch lamps and for U.S. ag lighting. By Jason KettenhofenChild and Youth Sports programThe rst Child and Youth Services Flag Football Game was a defensive battle, with Tom Wright’s Yellow Kwaj Dogz facing Marvin Lovato’s Green Team on Nov. 17. The rst half had some good running plays by both teams, but when it mattered most the defense came up with nice pass de ections to break up big play possibilities. The only score of the game came in the second half on a receiving touchdown to Yellow Kwaj Dogz’ Annie Hepler. A great job by both teams. On Tuesday, with rain in the forecast the Yellow Kwaj Dogz took the eld to play the Blue Team. During a downpour, Blue Team’s Keith Brady returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. Lutha Tomas and Chi Chi Kemem coach the Blue Team. The rst half had a number of punts as the teams battled the wet conditions. The Yellow Kwaj Dogz got things going later in the rst half as Jimmy Beio threw a 10-yard pass to Annie for a touchdown. The extra point conversion was successful to Logan Everts. The second half was a bit of the same as far as the weather, but the teams focused on the game as the Yellow Kwaj Dogz’ Justin Hill caught a 15-yard touchdown pass. Midway through the second half Annie ran ten yards for a Yellow Youth flag football games showcase good defensive play, wet-weather battle Football follies Kwaj Dogz touchdown. Later in the half the Blue Team scored on a big play as Kaulu Kaluhiokalani threw a 40-yard pass to Keith. Kaulu had two interceptions on the day for the Blue Team. A well played game by the players and coaches. H a p p y H o l i d a y s Happy Holidays Happy Holidays T h e K w a j a l e i n H o l i d a y P a r t y s p o n s o r e d b y K w a j a l e i n R a n g e S e r v i c e s w i l l b e he Kwajalein Holiday Party sponsored by Kwajalein Range Services will be 7 1 1 : 3 0 p m D e c 1 5 i n t h e D a v y e D a v i s M u l t i P u r p o s e R o o m T h e p l a t e d 7-11:30 p.m., Dec. 15, in the Davye Davis Multi-Purpose Room. The plated, s i t d o w n d i n n e r w i l l b e s e r v e d a t 7 : 3 0 p m L a t e c o m e r s w i l l n o t b e f e d T h e sit-down dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Latecomers will not be fed. The d r e s s f o r t h e e v e n i n g i s i s l a n d f o r m a l T i c k e t s a r e $ 1 5 a n d a r e a v a i l a b l e a t t h e dress for the evening is island formal. Tickets are $15 and are available at the C o m m u n i t y A c t i v i t i e s o f c e i n B u i l d i n g 8 0 5 Community Activities of ce in Building 805.


Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6Championship meet gives young swimmers chance to show talent D i v i n g i n Diving in (Photo by Nell Drumheller)By Nell DrumhellerEditorMore than 75 young people competed in each of the two swimming seasons annually on Kwajalein. The area surrounding the Family Pool, including the viewing stands, was packed Monday for the championship meet for the 2007 fall season. While it might have appeared to be swimmers against swimmers, according to Head Coach Sarah Stepchew, the athletes were really trying to outdo themselves. “Swimmers of all abilities are able to earn ribbons since we reward not only the rst, second and third place swimmers but the personal achievement, or personal bests, for each swimmer,” Stepchew said. All of the competitors spend quite a bit of time in the water. “We schedule three to four swim meets per season, roughly from three-to-four weeks apart depending on the length of the particular season. The last meet of the seasons is considered the championship meet during which the swimmers are expected to demonstrate the skills they’ve honed all season. The swimmers earn ribbons during the regular season meets and medals at the championship meets,” Stepchew continued. “The swimmers are divided up at the beginning of the season into two teams, the Mako Sharks and the Barracudas,” explained Amy LaCost, a coach for the eight and under group. She added, “The coaches try to divide the swimmers evenly so we have good competition. However, coaches and parents always stress that swimmers are actually competing against themselves to be better. The best ribbons are personal best ribbons.” Stepchew explained the team break down further, “Each team is broken into three age groups for the practice sessions that are held three times per week: 8 and under, 9-12 years and 13+. Each age group has its own set of coaches, this season we have approximately nine coaches.” Though the next swim season doesn’t begin until January and runs through April, many of the older swimmers train all year. Even though some of the competitors are young, they all know how to swim before joining a team. “Swimmers must be able to swim at least 25 yards of free style. Swimmers who are age 9 and older must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle,” LaCost said. “We are happy to have attracted From left to right, Duncan McMaster, Mesko Alfred, Alivia Martin, Allison Hibberts and Logan Everts dive in; hoping to get the best start.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 7 D i v i n g i n (Photo by Lee Craker) (Photo by Lee Craker) (Photo by Nell Drumheller) (Photo by Nell Drumheller)a handful of young swimmers from Ebeye again this season and hope to continue to foster their participation on the swim team. They have to juggle boat schedules, sponsorship issues, language difficulties and Ebeye school schedules but still manage to make it to practice with a smile,” Stepchew said. John Landgraff and Susan Landgraff, Rick Larkin, Glenn Hibberts, Rachael Stepchew and Judy Kirchner also coached this season. Lora Kendrick is the program’s president; Valerie Hill the vice president and Jane Premo is the treasurer.Olivia Larkin, 7, completes her race. Kayla Hepler, 5, jumps into the pool at the beginning of her race. Anneliese Martin, goes toerst into the pool. Natalie Yoho, 7, races down the pool.


Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8 Sixteen servicemembers die in Global War on Terror The 2008 Open enrollment documents and forms are available on the intranet under Human Resources/2008 Open Enrollment Instructions and Forms or go to http://intranet/biz/hr/ AETNA2007 The following documents have been updated or changed: 2008 Health and Welfare Rates for dual-contract holders revised Nov. 10; the 2008 Bene ts Overview, and changes to Health bene ts open enrollment noticethe Aetna PPO plan family payment limits. Open Enrollment for Kwajalein KRS/Chugach/AirScan Paci c Inc. employeesÂ’ ends Wednesday. The Open Enrollment Deadline for CONUS employeesÂ’ ends Tuesday. Spc. Christine M. Ndururi 21, of Dracut, Mass., died Nov. 6 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait from a non-combat related illness. She was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. Capt. Benjamin D. Tiffner 31, of West Virginia, died Nov. 7 in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered when he was struck by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky. Sgt. Lui Tumanuvao 29, of Fagaalu, American Samoa, died Nov. 7 in Arab Jabour, Iraq, of wounds suffered when he was struck by an improvised explosive device during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Stewart, Ga. Two Soldiers died Nov. 12 in Bermel, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the vehicle they were in was struck by an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany. Killed were: Capt. David A. Boris 30, of Pennsylvania and Spc. Adrian E. Hike 26, of Callender, Iowa. Spc. Ashley Sietsema 20, of Melrose Park, Ill., died Nov. 12 in Kuwait City, Kuwait of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident. She was assigned to the 708th Medical Company, 108th Medical Battalion, 108th Sustainment Brigade, Illinois National Guard, North Riverside, Ill. 2nd Lt. Stuart F. Liles 26, of Hot Springs, Ark., died Nov. 13 in Bagram, Afghanistan of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 122nd Aviation Support Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Spc. Derek R. Banks 24, of Newport News, Va., died Nov. 14 in San Antonio of wounds suffered Oct. 25 in Baghdad when the vehicle he was in struck an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 237th Engineer Company, 276th Engineer Battalion, 91st Troop Command, Virginia National Guard, West Point, Va. Sgt. Kenneth R. Booker 25, of Vevay, Ind., died Nov. 14, in Mukhisa, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. 2nd Lt. Peter H. Burks 26, of Dallas died Nov. 14 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. Sgt. Mason L. Lewis 26, of Gloucester, Va., died in Baghdad on Nov. 16, as a result of a non-combat-related training accident. He was assigned to the 26th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart.Sgt. Steven C. Ganczewski 22, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., died Nov. 16, in Balad, Iraq of wounds suffered from a combatrelated incident. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.Staff Sgt. Alejandro Ayala 26, of Riverside, Calif., died Sunday of injuries sustained as a result of a vehicle accident in Kuwait. He was assigned to the 90th Logistics Readiness Squadron, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. Three Soldiers died Sunday when an improvised explosive device detonated during a mounted patrol in Baquabah, Iraq. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis. Killed were: Pfc. Marius L. Ferrero 23, of Miami and Cpl. Christopher J. Nelson 22, Rochester, Wash., who died in Baqubah and Cpl. Jason T. Lee 26, of Fruitport, Mich., who died in Balad.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 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 Hamburger steak Sweet-and-sour pork Bacon/cheese quiche Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Meat lasagna Chicken/broccoli stir-fry Baked breaded cod Grill: Teriyaki chicken subThursday Manbo pork roast Jerk chicken wings Jamaica meat pie Grill: Pepper jack ham stacker Friday Beef Stroganoff Glazed chicken Snapper Veracruz Grill: Cheese steakDec. 1 Italian meatloaf Meatlovers pizza Vegetarian pizza Grill: Cheese dogCaf Pacific DinnerSundayGrilled short ribs Chicken divan Vegetarian tofu/eggplantMondayBeef pot pie Hawaiian ham steak Vegetable stir-fryTuesdayBraised Swiss steak Chicken nuggets/sauce Vegetarian lentilsWednesdayTop sirloin Roast herb chicken Vegetable chow funFridayBreaded pork chops Chicken curry Red beans in brothThursdaySpaghetti Eggplant Parmesan Chicken AlfredoTonightGrilled minute steak Chicken stew Beer-battered codSunday Carved London broil Salmon croquettes Pork pimento Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Fried chicken Barbecued spareribs Fried cat sh Grill: Cheddar burger Caf Roi Monday Eggs Benedict Chicken nuggets Salisbury steak Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Smoked briskit Southwest chicken Honey baked beansGrill: Tomato and cheese Thursday Thai broiled chicken Mongolian beef Snow peas Oriental Grill: Crab and Swiss melt Friday Chicken cacciatore Sausage casserole Lemon garlic cod Grill: Corn dogsDec. 1 Pasta/chicken/sausage Shipwreck stew Sour cream potatoes Grill: Pork sandwichDinnerSundayThai chicken stir-fry Asian beef with snow peas Egg rollsMondaySpaghetti Meatballs Chicken ParmesanTuesdayHawaiian huli chicken Hawaiian chopped steak Sweet salmonWednesdayCarved London broil Greek lemon chicken ChefÂ’s choiceFridayBraise beef with sauce Chicken piccatta Pasta a la pestoThursdayMexican beef machaca Tortillas/tacos Chicken chimichangasTonightChinese pork roast Chicken and long rice Misoyaki mahi mahiSunday Apple sausage pitas Grilled pork chops Roast chicken Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Fried chicken Barbecued ribs Chili mac Grill: Cheddar burgerKRS 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 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, three positions, HR Reqs. 031378, 031454 and 031530 U AC & R TECHNICIAN IV, HR Req. 031522 U ACCOUNTANT II, HR Req. 032083 U ACCOUNTING CLERK III, HR Req. 032097 and 032099. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE LEAD, HR Req. 032095. 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. CALIBRATION REPAIR TECHNICIAN II and III, HR Reqs. 032057, 032021 and 032055 CARPENTER II, III, IV; HR. Reqs. 031348, 031346, 031524, 031350 and 031442 U CDC INSTRUCTOR, HR Req. 032019 U CERTIFIED TEACHER, HR Req. 032087 U CHIEF ENGINEER, HR Req. 032049 U CHILD YOUTH SERVICES DIRECTOR, HR Req. 032093. COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN II, III, HR Reqs. 031941, 031803, 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


Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 DISPATCHER, HR Req. 031540 U DRAFTER II, HR Req. 031486 U DRIVER II, HR Req. 031117 ELECTRICIAN II, III and IV LEAD, HR Reqs. 031224, 031210, 031332, 031408, 031412, 031570, 031504, 031304, 031380, 031414, 031578, 031580 and 031448 U ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN I, II, III, HR Reqs. 031719, 031825, 031869, 031743, 031959 and 031931 U ENGINEER, HR Req. 031436 U EQUIPMENT REPAIR TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 032101 AFIELD 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, 031544, 031554, 031556, 031558, and 031534 U HARBOR CONTROLLER, HR Req. 031568 U HARDWARE ENGINEER I and II, HR Reqs. 032005, 031897, 031979 and 032065 A HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC III, HR Req. 0315 U HELP DESK TECHNICIAN II and III HR Req. 032077 and 032109 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 LEAD WELDER, HR 031198 U LICENSED MARINER I, HR Req. 031456 U MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST, MECK, HR Req. 031386 U MANAGER, INVENTORY CONTROL, HR Req. 031542 MANAGER, NETWORK OPERATIONS, HR Req. 032115 AMATE, 500T, HR Req. 031526 U 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 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 PROGRAMMER/ ANALYST-SUPPLY and MAINT, HR Req. 031841 A PROJECT PLANNER II, HR Req. 031296 A PROJECT PLANNER III, HR Req. 032091 A PUBLIC INTERNET SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR, HR Req. 031763 U PSYCHOLOGIST/EAP, HR 032119 U RADAR ENGINEER III, HR Req. 031961 A RADAR TECHNICIAN II and III, HR Reqs. 031943 and 031717 U ROI POWER PLANT ELECTRICIAN, HR Req. 031220 USAFETY SPECIALIST III and IV, HR Reqs. 031893 and 032047 ASERVER ADMINISTRATOR III, HR Req. 032085 A SHEETMETAL WORKER III, HR Reqs. 031446 and 031422 U SHIFT SUPERVISOR, CAFE ROI, HR Req. 032125 USOFTWARE 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 STEVEDORE CHIEF, HR Req. 031574 A SUPERVISOR, RANGE TELECOM, HR Req. 032067 A SUPERVISOR WAREHOUSING, HR Req. 031532 U SUPERVISOR CONFIGURATION AND DATA, HR Req. 031821 A SUPERVISOR LIGHT VEHICLE/SCOOTER, HR Req. 031196 A SYSTEMS ENGINEER I, III and IV, HR. Reqs. 031749, 031965, 031909, 031963 and 031011 A TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATOR, HR Req. 032123 U TELEMENTRY ENGINEER III, HR Req. 031723 A TRADEX RADAR FIELD ENGINEER-RECEIVERS, HR Req. 032061 UTRADEX TRANSMITTER ENGINEER, HR Req. 032081 A TRAFFIC AGENT I AND II, HR Reqs. 031560 and 031552 UWAREHOUSEMEN LEAD, HR Req. 031360 U WATER PLANT ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN, HR Req. 031562 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 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

The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 11 Thursday, Second and Third Grade Concert Dec. 3, Commuity Choir Christmas Carol Concert Dec. 6, Junior/Senior High School Band and Choir Dec. 10, Community Band Christmas Carol Concert Dec. 11, Elementary Band and Choir Holiday Concert NOTE: All performances are at 7 p.m., in the multipurpose room, except the Community Band Concert at 10 a.m., Dec. 10, on Macy’s Porch.extension cords, spare lights and electrical connectors, all wooden items highlighted with white string lights, $350 for all. See at Quarters 205-A, or call 52835. TV, 32-INCHES, with universal remote, $125; DVD player with remote, $25; Papasan chair, $75; microwave, available Dec. 1, $75; three kitchen island carts, $50 each; jute area rug, $15; telescope with camera mount, $300; 7-foot, 10-inch NSP surfboard, $250 and 8-foot, 6-inch epoxy surfboard, $300. Call Molly, 51103, leave a message. HONDA FOUR-STROKE 90-horsepower outboards (two) with controls, $3,500 for the pair; Honda 15-horsepower outboard with less than 30 hours, $1,300; Honda 25horsepower outboard, $1,800; boathouse and Lot 69, $600; Air-conditioned boathouse and Lot 10, $1,000 and Poseidon Cyklon 5000 regulator set, $300. Call Dennis 54489, home or 51850, work. BED STUDY pillow with vibrating back, $50, white pants suit, size 28-30, $5; two batons, $10; black tap shoes, size 9, $20; six-foot arti cial Christmas tree, $25 and fold-up fuzzy chair, $20. Call 52527. CRIB WITH MATTRESS, converts to daybed, $75; bouncer, $10; scooter, $10; walker, $12; baby activity mat, $10 and Britax toddler carseat, $45. Call 52356. GRADY-WHITE 240 offshore boat on Lot 4, $40,000; twin Yamaha 150s counter-rotating outboards with 150 gallons of fuel, VHF radio, large grandfathered boat lot, approximately 30-feet by 60-feet boat shed with spare parts, including two complete Yamaha 150 engines and two Penn 130 reels. Call Hilton 59081, work or 59335, home. FENDER 52 re-issue Telecaster guitar, near mint, $1,050 and Fender Custom Shop 65 re-issue Stratocaster guitar, near mint, $1,650. Call 53925 or 51211. BOAT SHACK with air-conditioning on Lot 55, against the roundhouse, facing the lagoon, lot will t a 23-foot boat with extended trailer, shack has lots of room and new re extinguisher, $500 or best offer. Call Tyler, 52010. PCS SALE. Full-size loft bed with desk below, includes mattress, $300; large desk, $700; 46-gallon sh tank, $200; Rubbermaid deck storage, $70 and See-Doo underwater scooter, available Dec. 18, $200. Call Cindy or Tom, 52811. PANASONIC LUMIX DCC-7Z3 Digital Camera, 7.2 mp, 10X zoom (28mm-280mm), like new, complete as new, 4gb SD card, $150. Call 54257, after 5 p.m. TV, 13-INCH, with built-in VCR player, $50. Call 55199, work, or 54517, home. BOSE ACOUSTIMASS 5 Series II speaker system, $200; Magic Sing karaoke with six additional chips, $350; arti cal plants with baskets, $25 each; new Krups steamer, $15; Waterford-Mikasa crystal and outside plants. Call 52161, after 3 p.m. YAMAHA KEYBOARD 76 touch-sensitive key with pianostyle sustain pedal, $200; Pinseeker golf clubs, recently regripped, with wedges, Adams driver, new bag and ight case, $200; PC Pal XP and Of ce learning CDs, paid over $1,000 new, will sell for $200 and Fuji 3.1MP digital camera with case, 4 AA rechargables, $50. Call 53072. STAR WARS: The Clone Wars for Nintendo Gamecube, $20 and two boys’ 20-inch Huffy bikes, 15-speed, three months old, $35 each. Call 52319. HEELYS BOYS’ SHOES, size 2, gray, ‘Hurricane’-style, new in box, $50. Call 50165. GARMIN GPS 60CSx handheld unit, hardly used, $320 or best offer and Nintendo, new, $290 or best offer. Call Mike, 51365, after 4 p.m. BIKE TRAILER, customized with hard plastic Pelican bucket and all accessories, $250. Call 53640, 4-8 p.m. COMMUNITY NOTICESFLU VACCINE is now available free of charge at Kwajalein Hospital, 1:304 p.m.,Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Closed Fridays. KWAJALEIN YACHT CLUB meets at 6:30 p.m., tonight, at the club. Thanksgiving leftovers will be served. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Questions? Call Denise, 54698 or 51700. AUTOMOTIVE WILL conduct mandatory training for subpool dispatchers and authorized parking location custodians in the Automotive training room, Building 808, as follows: 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Tuesday, for parking location custodians and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Thursday, for sub-pool dispatcher training. Noti cations were sent out on Nov.17.IT’S TIME for the Youth Action Council meeting, at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, in the Namo Weto Youth Center. YAC operates under the direction of Child and Youth Services and is open to the entire community. The purpose of the YAC is to identify and address youth-related issues and concerns. All ages are welcome. Questions? Call Amy Brouwer, 53610. NATIVITY SETS are needed for a Nativity show 3-6 p.m., Dec. 3, at the Religious Education Building. Call Jane Erekson, 54876, or e-mail .milto reserve a spot to display your Nativity set.THE DOWNTOWN area will be under event construction (tents, tables, chairs, bleachers and portable stage) starting Tuesday and ending Dec. 2. Use caution while in the area. MANDATORY ISLAND ORIENTATION is 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, in Community Activities Center Room 6. It is required for all new island arrivals. It is not recommended for family members under 10. Questions? Call 51134. CHILD AND YOUTH SERVICES soccer registration for Grades K-6 is 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-5 p.m., Wednesday through Dec. 12, at Building 358. Registration is $40 with coaching or multiple child discounts. Questions? Call 52158. MACY’S THANKSGIVING leftover sale is through Friday. Save 10-30 percent. The more you buy, the more you save. THE GOLF COURSE Pro Shop will close at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, until Feb. 1.THE CUB SCOUTS will sell Christmas wreaths for $25, 10 a.m.-noon, Mondays, on Macy’s porch. KWAJ BINGO has been postponed until after the holidays. KWAJALEIN POLICE Department will conduct a bicycle/ property auction, 4:30 p.m., Dec. 1, at the police station. Bicycles/property will be available for viewing at 4 p.m. prior to bidding. Questions? Call Lt. Mike Larsen,54445. IN PREPARATION of the tree lighting ceremony and Winterfest, bike racks will be moved out of the downtown area on the morning of Dec. 1, and the entire downtown area will be closed to bike traf c as of 2 p.m. A SHABBAT POTLUCK dinner and Chanukah party will be at 5 p.m., Dec. 7, in the Religious Education Building. For more information, call Cindy Brooks, 52395. CHRISTMAS CORNER and the Mistletoe Market for Kindergarten through Grade six at the elementary school is 3:30-5:30 p.m., Dec. 7. Open to all students Dec. 14. Gifts range in price from $2 to $7. Free gift wrapping is available. Questions? Call Wendi gray, 52200. THE KWAJALEIN HOLIDAY Party sponsored by Kwajalein Range Services will be 7-11:30 p.m., Dec. 15, in the Davye Davis Multi-Purpose Room. The plated, sit-down dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Latecomers will not be fed. The dress for the evening is island formal. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Community Activities of ce in Building 805.SCUBA SANTA WILL arrive Dec. 22 at Emon Beach.START SMART soccer registration for ages 3-5 (prekindergarten) is 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-5 p.m., now through Jan. 16, in Building 358. Fee is $20 per child. CONGRATULATIONS TO Mike Smith for winning the Butterball tom turkey at Surfway. TO INCREASE the effectiveness of mosquito spraying operations, spraying for mosquitoes will now be accomplished at sunrise instead of the early morning hours. Spraying will take place as necessitated by the population of mosquitoes and will be dependant on weather conditions. Refrain from jogging or biking in the mist produced by the mosquito sprayer. Questions? Call 54738.


Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass12ALIVE, from PAGE 2 Sunday 6:48 a.m./6:28 p.m. 6:57 p.m./6:59 a.m. 4:14 a.m., 3.8’ 10:07 a.m., 0.7’ 4:31 p.m., 5.2’ 11:01 p.m., 0.9’ Monday 6:48 a.m./6:28 p.m. 8:03 p.m./8:07 a.m. 4:56 a.m., 3.6’ 10:46 a.m., 0.6’ 5:11 p.m., 5.1’ 11:44 p.m., 0.7’ Tuesday 6:48 a.m./6:28 p.m. 9:09 p.m./9:13 a.m. 5:39 a.m., 3.4’ 11:25 a.m., 0.3’ 5:53 p.m., 4.8’ Wednesday 6:48 a.m./6:28 p.m. 10:10 p.m./10:13 a.m. 6:22 a.m., 3.1’ 12:29 a.m., 0.4’ 6:36 p.m., 4.4’ 12:05 p.m., 0.0’ Thursday 6:48 a.m./6:28 p.m. 11:07 p.m./11:06 a.m. 7:09 a.m., 2.7’ 1:16 a.m., 0.0’ 7:23 p.m., 3.9’ 12:48 p.m., 0.4’ Friday 6:48 a.m./6:28 p.m. 11:59 p.m./11:53 a.m. 8:04 a.m., 2.5’ 1:16 a.m., 0.0’ 8:17 p.m., 3.4’ 12:48 p.m., 0.4’ Dec. 1 6:48 a.m./6:28 p.m. /12:36 p.m. 9:20 a.m., 2.3’ 3:13 a.m., 0.7’ 9:27 p.m., 3.0’ 2:50 p.m., 1.2’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 14-18 knots. Monday: Mostly cloudy, 60 percent showers. Winds: NE at 14-18 knots. Tuesday: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 15-20 knots. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 15-20 knots. Thursday: Mostly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: NE 15-20 knots. Friday: Mostly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 15-20 knots. Dec. 1: Mostly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: N at 15-20 knots. Annual total: 79.63 inches Annual deviation: -10.32 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low TideSun  Moon  Tides T o u r o Tour o f f H o m e s Homes Tour of Homes Tickets for the Annual Holiday Tour of Homes will be on sale, 10 a.m.-noon, Monday, and Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, on Macy’s porch. The Tour of Homes is scheduled for 6:30-9 p.m., Dec. 21. Transporation provided upon request.they are. It’s just the way it’s always been and probably always will be. But, away from school and the outside world, home should be a refuge for them. But, these days it seems children can’t get away from bullying and teasing even at home. They can be savaged on a site like MySpace that many of their classmates can see. How much worse the teasing and bullying must be for children today. I can’t even imagine it. Even so, as I said, one might expect children to tease other children. But when an ‘adult,’ a mother no less, can do something so vile to a troubled child, it boggles the mind. Anger doesn’t begin to describe what I feel towards such an apparently very stupid and hateful person. Of course, I never knew Megan, but I know my niece. And I know there are thousands of children out there just like the two of them. It worries and saddens me that they could actually be driven to end their young lives because of something posted on a stupid Web site. I hear so many horror stories about that MySpace site and others, I wonder why they exist and why parents allow their children to use them. I’ve stated in previous columns that I think the Internet is one of the worst things in the world today. It breeds and spreads hatred, lures children into sick porn sites, enables sexual predators to stalk children and has given rise to new ways to commit crime. I don’t know if anyone keeps statistics on such things, but I’ll bet we would be shocked at how many children have been lured into being sexually molested and/or murdered and driven over the edge to commit suicide by what they encountered on the Internet. There are no laws regulating such Web sites as MySpace. The only regulators that can be effective are parents. I can guarantee that if I had a teenager, he or she wouldn’t be using MySpace or any other such Web site. They wouldn’t be allowed to use ‘chat’ rooms or any of those ‘friends’ sites. If that would make my teen think I was ‘out of touch,’ an ‘old fart,’ or the ‘worst parent ever,’ that would be just too bad. I can’t say for sure, and neither could anyone else, that Megan Meier and others like her would still be alive today if not for MySpace and other such Web sites, but my guess is they would be.Here’s a clue for you, parents. There’s nobody looking out for your children except you. Nobody cares but you. Only by remaining vigilant and being strong enough to say no to your child about using sites on the Internet and other things, can more tragedies like Megan’s be prevented.