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The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 (Photo courtesy of Amanda Morris) ( P h o t o b y M i g u e l B u s q u e t s ) (Photo by Miguel Busquets) B l a k e L a r s o n l e f t a n d S h a w n B r a d y d u k e i t o u t i n a b u m p e r j o u s t w h i l e a c r o w d Blake Larson, left, and Shawn Brady duke it out in a bumper joust while a crowd i n c l u d i n g f r o m l e f t J o e C o x C h r i s t i n e W o o d b u r n R y a n D e C o s t e r M a l k i e L o e a k including from, left, Joe Cox, Christine Woodburn, Ryan DeCoster, Malkie Loeak, K o r i D o w e l l B r e t t Y o u n g J u l i a n n e K i r c h n e r a n d D a r r y l L o r o k F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 6 Kori Dowell, Brett Young, Julianne Kirchner and Darryl Lorok. For more, see Page 6.


Saturday, Dec. 1, 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 KleinThanks to Caf Paci c for great Thanksgiving buffet commentary L e t t e r t o t h e e d i t o r Letter to the editor Another court ruling ignores common good Once again, judges have discarded the common good and thwarted the will of the people. This time, the Georgia Supreme Court struck down a law that would ban registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of areas where children congregate such as schools, playgrounds, churches, parks, gyms, swimming pools or school bus stops. It apparently made no difference to the justices that the law was legally passed by the Georgia state legislature in 2006 responding to demands of the people of Georgia that their children be protected from such monsters. The justices could care less about children it seems. Their main concern, according to the ruling, was that there would be hardly any place left in Georgia where a sex offender could live without risk of being forced to move. Some so-called ‘human rights’ groups brought the case before the Georgia court arguing that sex offenders would be forced to live in their cars, trailers or tents in the woods. These idiots also said it would be unfair under the law that if a school, church or playground was built where sex offenders lived, they would have to leave. Well, cry me a river. If it was up to me, they wouldn’t have to worry about moving. They’d be in prison cells. Sex offenders aren’t like robbers, burglars or gang members. Gang members and thieves can change their ways if they choose to. Most sex offenders never change. How many of them are repeat offenders who harm people because they weren’t in prison where they belonged? They are sick and twisted. And society, especially children, needs to be protected from them at all costs. But, according to the learned justices of the Georgia Supreme Court, sex offenders’ property rights and their right to live where they choose is more important than children being safe from predators. Georgia State Representative Jerry Keen, who is the law’s sponsor, said the legislature will try again in January to challenge the court’s ruling. “But in the meantime, felony sex offenders can live next door to day care centers, school bus stops or anywhere else they choose,” Keen said. And it’s not just children at risk. Convicted sex offenders can live near a Georgia college campus where young women are totally unaware that a dangerous sex criminal may be living near them. I wonder if I’ll live long enough to ever see the day when judges are endowed with common sense. I mean, what universe are some of our so-called judges living in? Do they have children? Have they ever been victims of crime? I thought the concept was that the courts and justice system are supposed to protect law-abiding citizens and not criminals. Supposedly, justice is blind. Apparently for a lot of judges, it’s deaf and dumb, too. In my commentary of Nov. 17, I mentioned that foreign investors are buying up U.S. businesses. In case you missed the latest, Abu Dhabi Investment Group, which is based in the United Arab Emirates, pumped $7.5 billion into Citigroup Thursday to help it offset huge losses from bad mortgages and other stupid investments. Citigroup is the largest American-owned (so far) bank and nancial institution in the world. Oh, by the way, that $7.5 billion comes with a tab of 11 percent interest and makes the Arab investment company one of the largest shareholders of Citigroup stock. Yeah, it looks like there’s a lot of bargains and good deals in the USA for foreigners right now.Can you say ‘sold down the river’ boys and girls?A giant thank you is due to the entire crew of Caf Paci c for the Thanksgiving buffet. Everyone, from management on down, should be proud of how it all turned out. At a time when the budget and labor issues are foremost in our minds, it is a wonderful break to have something turn out in the manner we are used to. Thanks again for making it a really nice occasion for us. Jo Bolen


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007operations,” Reed said.Reed explained how RDO will enhance the capabilities and operations for USAKA’s customers enticing more customers to use the range, ensuring an increase in customer dollars supplementing the budget, even if the POM dollars decrease. “RDO distributes real-time space war ghting operations providing the command and customers greater exibility and dynamic control,” Reed said. USAKA today is Kwaj and Roi centric with command and control of sensors and mission activities, including planning and execution performed locally, according to Reed. “In addition, engineering efforts including Instrumentation and Modernization, software and systems engineering now rely on local talent for success. The resulting infrastructure and personnel requirements to support Kwaj and Roi centric operations are very expensive,” Reed said. The implementation of RDO is planned to begin in FY 08. “Our initial focus will be to stand up a Space Operations Prototype in Huntsville to shadow the space operations conducted on Kwajalein,” Reed said. “As this capability matures over the next two three years, the mission responsibility will shift to our Huntsville facilities.”3See TRANSITION, Page 4Commander gives update on Kwajalein, Roi transition planTransformation to be accomplished by scal year 2010 By Nell DrumhellerEditorCol. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander, addressed the community via a Kwajalein American Forces Network television program shot on Tuesday. The program aired at noon, 6 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and today on Channel 9. In the address, the colonel outlined the transition plan for USAKA over the next four years. He identi ed the transition plan as a systematic approach to transform and expand mission capabilities at the projected funding levels, adding that the transformation will be accomplished by the installation of a ber optics cable system not later than scal year 10. The ber optics will enable Reagan Test Site Distributed Operations and Huntsville-centric operations, reducing the on-island footprint. The Transition Plan is USAKA’s response to a decreased Program Objective Memorandum, or budget, from the Dept. of the Army, according to Reed. The POM includes an analysis of missions, objectives, alternative methods to accomplish objectives, and allocation of resources. The POM is implemented in twoyear budget cycles. USAKA gets money from the Army, but is supplemented by money from direct customer reimbursables. The reimbursables have decreased since FY 05. In addition, according to Reed, USAKA will receive less funding from the DA in FY 09. Less money means an adjustment in operations to conform to available funding. “We will do this while achieving and maintaining our status as the model DoD range via RTS distributed


Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4See TRANSITION, Page 11 TRANSITION, from Page 3 ROD FY09Mission planning and execution System and software engineering I&M projects, communications, meteorologySensor maintenance, logistics and safetyCommunications, meteorology, logistics Sensor O&M, technical O&M, safety ROD FY10 and end state mission execution Mission planning System and software engineeringI&M projects, commuications, meteorologyMission programmatics Cost estimation, documentation KRS logistical support Business development and resource managementTest execution Test planning and operations Space surveillanceSystem and software engineering I&M project planning Mission programmaticsCost estimation, documentation, customer interaction KRS logistical support Business development and resource managementMore functions will begin transitioning to Huntsville in FY 09, probably in the fourth quarter according to Reed. “More importantly, USAKA will be developing the capabilities and facilities modi cations that will enable us to accommodate at our CONUS [ continental United States] operations to include mission planning, system and software engineering, I and M projects, communications, meteorology and safety,” he said. “Until the RDO capability is mature and ber is in place, many responsibilities will be shared duties between employees relocated to Huntsville and a portion of the team remaining at USAKA.” The transition will ramp up in FY 10, with more core mission functions shifting stateside. The functions include: • Test Execution • Test planning and operations • Space Surveillance • System Engineering • Software Engineering • I&M Project Planning “Once transition is complete, we will have accomplished the distribution of RTS operations to Huntsville,” Reed said. “You may be wondering where personnel will work when they are relocated to Huntsville.” He explained by the end of December an assessment will be completed of potential facilities at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. “If these capabilities will meet our needs we will begin our plans to modify government provided facilities. If not, we will peruse options to include leasing or other contract means to obtain capabilities for RDO in Huntsville,” Reed said. A third option is a military construction project building a new facility, which if funded by Congress, should be completed by FY 15. Reed said that Integrated Process Teams, composed of government and Kwajalein Range Services personnel have outlined Performance Work Statement revisions


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 5 By Dan Eggers Kwajalein Range Services Utilities manager Thanks to the Kwajalein community, we’ve made some headway on the Power Reduction initiative. In July, an energy conservation team met and a list of fuel saving actions was assembled with input from the community. As a result, the team has provided a list which has been split into three tiers for execution. The first group was termed “Just Do Its”. These actions had no noticeable impact to the mission, our customers, or the island population and could be implemented with little or no cost. The other two tiers were ranked according to time, dif culty, and cost to implement. These actions required command authorization to implement and will be phased in as funds and the required components become available. The chart reflects the progress made and the general trend established as Kwajalein continues to embrace energy conservation. Using fuel consumption at the Kwaj Power Plant in 2006 as the baseline, the comparative drop in fuel burned in 2007 is clear. The “Just Do Its” in July were the low hanging fruit that trimmed 669 gallons from the daily average. At the present fuel rate of $2.30 per gallon, we started saving about $1,540 each day. Subsequent efforts have improved these numbers and by October the difference in the daily use was 2,037 gallons which translates into $4,685 – that’s per day. It’s a good start. Now we’re moving to the harder part and we need your help (better stated we need to help ourselves)! Here’s how: The power plant is required to provide power for exactly what is needed. Simply stated, every light that is switched on, or every motor that is run requires a measurable amount of fuel to be burnt. When lights are turned off, or motors are made to run less often, the value of that amount of fuel can be Community effort reduces power consumptionused somewhere else to reduce the overall operating cost of the Range, keep a needed employee working or to maintain our quality of life. The talk on the street is that we don’t really save anything unless we reduce consumption to a point that would allow us to turn off an engine. The reality is that the savings reduction is nearly linear, meaning that if you turn of a light, that directly results in less fuel that has to be burnt at the power plant. Every 15kilowatt hours reduced equals approximately one gallon of fuel per hour. Consider two identical semitrucks heading up a mountain pass, one is traveling empty and the other is heavily loaded with steel. As the two trucks climb the steepest grade, the heavily loaded truck works much harder and burns more fuel to get to the same place. Generators work in a similar manner. Every light and motor we turn on adds to the load, causing it to burn more fuel. This is worth doing. We are fortunate in that we don’t have to personally pay an electric bill. That added to the mistaken notion that the amount of electricity we use doesn’t matter, leads us to neglect the conservative measures we would take in the states to keep our personal expenses down. We can’t do that any longer. Even with the relatively low cost of fuel from Defense Energy Supply Center (almost half of what the Republic of the Marshall Island pays) the cost of generating electricity in this remote location is near double the cost in most areas served by large, grid connected plants that have all the advantages and economies of scale. Conserving energy when and where we can is in all our best interest. Your help is needed and we are asking for it. Do what you can where you can safely do it. New ideas and observations are welcome. It’s appreciated. Power facts: • A recording of power consumed at the Yokwe Yuk club reflected a monthly use of 29,675 kilowatt hours, $5,341 worth of electricity. • For every three trailers shut off, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll saves a gallon of fuel per hour, $20,000 in yearly fuel cost at today’s rate. • The cost of fuel at USAKA has tripled over the last four years.


Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 WE’RE TALKIN’ TURKEY BOWLStudents enjoy annual pre-Thanksgiving festivities By Nell DrumhellerEditorHow do would-be Turkey Bowl participants prepare for the annual event? That depends, in a remote wooded area in West Virginia Tom Turkey, his wife Tessie and their ve children, Tom, Jr., Tanya, Tiny, Timmy and Thomasina spent most of last year eaves-dropping at the Hillbilly Lanes in Spencer, watching local bowlers take aim and roll. Tom, Sr., having heard about the Turkey Bowl, came up with the plan to keep his loved ones out of the oven. “I gured,” he gobbled “if we became Turkey Bowl champions that we might make the national news and then ain’t nobody going to touch a feather on my head.” By the way, the average adult turkey sports more than 35,000 feathers. So, they watched the play through a window from the top of a big oak nearby and learned the basic rules of the game. Later, in the woods, they trained for the famous event, using pine cones as pins and squashes, procured from a local garden, as balls. Tom was befuddled about how he’d get his brood to Kwajalein. “We can y alright,” he said. “But we’re not too good on distance.” He sent Tom Jr. to the local airport to nd out how dif cult it would be to hitch a ride on one of them new-fangled aero planes. Anyone who attended this year’s Turkey Bowl on Nov. 22, knows that Tom and the gang didn’t make it. Last heard they were stuck somewhere in Germany after making a wrong turn at Albuquerque. Last spring, at the Cincinnati School of Fashion Design, football captain Geoff Smyth, huddled with fellow athletes. They were miffed at having never made it to a major bowl. Smyth explained, “We really wanted to go to the Rose Bowl.” But the CSD Clippers, with their 0-77 record weren’t in the running. Then Smyth heard about the Turkey Bowl and thought they might have a chance to compete at that level. Again, misfortune struck. The Clippers couldn’t make it past airport security with their shears, pins and needles. “Ah, we could have been contenders,” Smyth said. And in Ankara, Turkey, potter Zeynep Aksoy dreams of coming to Kwajalein to show her hand-thrown art at the Turkey Bowl. Shyly she spoke of her ambition, “I think it is wonderful that a small island so far away would have an annual event devoted to the people of my From front to back Sam Larson, Jordan Ruggiero, John Landgraff, Justin DeCoster, Raul Herrera, and Jordan Klein, all seniors, give it their all in the tug of rope. (Photo by Miguel Busquets)


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 7 country.” It doesn’t take great artistic talent, feathers or a football helmets to compete in Kwajalein’s Turkey Bowl. Young people from the 7th through 12th grade and many school faculty members show their spirit and ingenuity at each year’s event. This year was no different. Teachers made fun of one another. Students tried to see which grade could yell loudest. In the morning, there was dancing, skits and comedy routines. In the afternoon, students, teachers and others headed to Coral Sands where they compared their athletic prowess as well as pie-eating skills. Turkey Bowl is one-of-a-kind and it is open to the public. Alexis Yurovchak, front and Shelley Childers perform a hip-hop dance. (Photo by Nell Drumheller)Shawn Brady, left, Justin DeCoster and Troy Walter stuff their faces with pie in the pie eating contest. (Photo by Miguel Busquets)Doug Hepler and Rick Fullerton ham it up as The Robinsons, a spoof of the Blues Brothers dedicated to Al Robinson, school superintendent. (Photo by Nell Drumheller)Jessica Lojkar and Maggie Capelle, front row, with Glothelia Mijena, Barlik Gold, in back row, perform a hula at the Turkey Bowl. (Photo by Nell Drumheller)


Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8Hourglass reportsA Kwajalein School System school advisory council meeting was held on Nov. 21. Representing Kwajalein Range Services were Chris Womack, T.C. Cassiday, and Brian Brady; Kelly Busquets, SAC chairperson, and Henry McElreath represented U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll; Cathy Madore represented the Parent Teachers Organization; Susan Bumbulucz attended for Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Lincoln Labs; Mary Harris was present as the Ebeye parent representative; Ken Cox, represented the Kwajalein Police Department with school Superintendent Al Robinson rounding out the council. There were ve staff members at the meeting, they were Aimee Pang from Child and Youth Services; Deb Johnson, from the elementary school; Lora Kendrick represented Adult Education; Dick Shields was the teacher representative and Loretta Childers was the recording secretary. Monthly reports were given for several departments: • Shields, reported that the third grade classes have been studying and celebrating ethnic, cultural, and professional diversity across the curriculum with varied guest speakers including Max Black Crow, an Apache, and Lt.Col. Harold Buhl, who spoke to the students about the U.S. Army and the mission of the range. The high school cooking class and eighth grade foods and art class are making gingerbread houses that will be on display for the community to see during the Christmas concerts in the MP room. • The Elementary Student Council reported on several activities including a Pajama Day and Blue and White day; guest speaker Denise Dorn visited the council and discussed the Outer Island Christmas Drop; researching the possibility of having grade levels adopt an area; and possible caroling from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday.• Madore reported that the PTO will hold a Christmas Corner on Dec. 7 and 14 after school in the Coconut Room; there will not be a PTO meeting in December, the Scholastic Book Fair was successful and that PTO volunteers provided dinner to the teachers and staff during the parent/teacher conferences. • Pang reported on a variety of activities with CYS. She announced new staff members: Darlene Swafford, Child Development Center/School Age Services assistant director and lead instructor, Lucy Pittenger, SAS lead and Karen Tyson, CDC lead instructor and Micah Johnson, CYS Central Registration coordinator. Flag football season is ongoing. • Kendrick said 10 Community Education Classes were established for Winter A session; however several classes were cancelled or combined due to lack of response from the community. Testing for pilots and mechanics that is required through the FAA was explored. Ten pilots/mechanics travel off-island to take these licensure exams. There are two companies which offer this service. Both were contacted to see if Kwajalein could become a test site. One of the companies is still pursuing the possibility. • Johnson said 97.5 percent of parents attended the Nov. 2 parent/teacher conferences; Holly Alston was hired as the new kindergarten teacher and third grades will be combined. With Alex McGlinn working with Jane Premo as co-teacher; allowing Premo to work with small groups. • Robinson said rst quarter grades are out; senior completed their rst ‘beyond high school’ conferences with Jamie Bowers; the student government association and national honor society groups are looking for an espresso machine to use at the annual Coffee Shop and as an educational project on running a business and the results from the Iowa Test of Basic Skills indicating students did very well. The next public meeting will be Dec.12. M o n t h l y r e p o r t s d e l i v e r e d s t u d e n t s Monthly reports delivered, students d o w e l l o n I o w a T e s t o f B a s i c S k i l l s do well on Iowa Test of Basic Skills S c h o o l A d v i s o r y C o u n c i l School Advisory Council S p e c i a l e v e n t Special event A Christmas Corner and the Mistletoe Market for Kindergarten through Grade Six at the elementary school is 3:30-5:30 p.m., Friday, 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 Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 Judy Kirchner’s class Let’s talk turkey . sort of K i n d e r g a r t e n c l a s s e s a n s w e r t h e b u r n i n g Kindergarten classes answer the burning q u e s t i o n . h o w d o y o u c o o k t u r k e y ? question . how do you cook turkey?9 “You can put it in the oven and cook it maybe 20 hours. The oven will beep when it’s done.”— Viveca “You put it in a pan and you cook it on the stove. You need to cook it really long.”— Lilly “You cook it in the oven for 10 minutes. You need to stuff it.”— Mackenzie “My mom does it. She stirs it and she cuts it and then it’s done.”— Kayla “First you chop it up and you use some milk and then you put it in the oven for two minutes. When the oven goes off, it’s done.”— Brady “Put a little water in a pan and cook it.”— Owen John “You cook it in a soup”— Dominic “She cooks it with butter and oil.”—MarinaHolly Alston’s class “You put the turkey in the oven. You take it out of the oven. Then you eat it.”— Collin “You put it in the stove. You put it on a cooking thing and then you ip it. Then, when it is done, you cut it in pieces with a knife.”— Kason “You catch the turkey. Then you take it to your house and cook it.”— Ka’ena “You leave the turkey in the garden to eat. Then you cook it and eat it.”— Momi “You get a turkey from the store. You put our on it. You put it in the oven.”— Jenna “You put it inside the oven and then it cooks. You take it out of the oven. You eat it. Then you wash the dishes.”— Stephanie “You buy it at the store. When you get home you cook it in the oven. When it is done, you get some gloves and take it out. “First you get the turkey. Then you bring the turkey home. You clean out the bag and put the turkey in the oven. When it is done, you take it out. When it is Thanksgiving Day, you can eat it.”— Noah “First, you borrow a turkey. Then you put it in the oven. After you take it out of the oven, you decorate it.”— Aiden “My dad puts re on it to make it hot. He puts it in the oven. Then he cuts it.”—Logan “You put the turkey in the oven. When it is done, you put it out. Then you eat it.”— DJ M o n t h l y r e p o r t s d e l i v e r e d s t u d e n t s d o w e l l o n I o w a T e s t o f B a s i c S k i l l s S c h o o l A d v i s o r y C o u n c i l S p e c i a l e v e n t — Jazzmyne


Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 Seven servicemembers die in Global War on TerrorHourglass reportsBeginning Jan. 1, there will be four houses (two 2-bedroom and two 3bedroom) available for temporary duty guests and four houses (two 2-bedroom and two 3-bedroom) available for vacation use. These units will replace the current pool of trailers being used for this purpose. The trailers will be taken out of service at this time and will no longer be available. Unaccompanied residents living in bachelor quarters will have rst priority to reserve the four available vacation houses and may make reservations up to 90 days in advance. Residents of trailers, family housing and long term of cial visitors may make reservation up to 30 days in advance pending availability. Questions should be directed to the Housing Of ce, 52900.Houses replacing guest trailers starting Jan. 1 Housing will replace guest trailers and will be available for temporary duty personnel or guests beginning Jan. 1. (File photo) Sgt. Alfred G. Paredez Jr ., 32, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Nov. 20 in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Spc. Melvin L. Henley Jr ., 26, of Jackson, Miss., died at Camp Striker in Baghdad on Nov. 21 of injuries suffered from non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Staff Sgt. Jonathon L. Martin 33, of Bellevue, Ohio, died Nov. 22 in Regensburg, Germany, of wounds suffered on Nov. 9 in Jisr Naft, Iraq when his vehicle encountered 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, Kentucky. Two Soldiers died Tuesday in Amerli, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y. Killed were: Pvt. Isaac T. Cortes 26, of Bronx, N.Y. and Spc. Benjamin J. Garrison 25, of Houston. Cpl. Allen C. Roberts 21, of Arcola, Ill., died Wednesday from a vehicle accident near Al Asad, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 214, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. Sgt. 1st Class John J. Tobiason 42, of Bloomington, Minn., died Wednesday in Baghdad of injuries suffered from an incident that is currently under investigation. He was assigned to the 847th Adjutant General Battalion, 89th Regional Readiness Command, Wichita, Kan. 6 p m D e c 1 7 i n 6 p.m., Dec. 17, in C o r l e t t R e c r e a t i o n Corlett Recreation C e n t e r G y m Center Gym C H R I S T M A S I N T H E M A R S H A L L I S L A N D S I S A CHRISTMAS IN THE MARSHALL ISLANDS IS A P R O G R A M O F T R A D I T I O N A L M A R S H A L L E S E H O L I D A Y PROGRAM OF TRADITIONAL MARSHALLESE HOLIDAY P E R F O R M A N C E S T H E C O M M U N I T Y I S I N V I T E D T O S H A R E PERFORMANCES. THE COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO SHARE I N T H E S P I R I T O F T H E S E A S O N W I T H O U R M A R S H A L L E S E IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON WITH OUR MARSHALLESE N E I G H B O R S NEIGHBORS. S P O N S O R E D B Y T H E M A R S H A L L E S E C U L T U R A L SPONSORED BY THE MARSHALLESE CULTURAL S O C I E T Y Q U E S T I O N S ? C A L L C R I S 5 2 9 3 5 SOCIETY. QUESTIONS? CALL CRIS, 52935


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007TRANSITION from Page 411 Gates: U.S. troops want to come home but not before job finishedBy Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press ServiceU.S. troops in Iraq are anxious to come home, but also want to ensure that they don’t leave too soon for their efforts to take hold, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Monday in Manhattan, Kan. Speaking at Kansas State University’s Landon Lecture series, the defense secretary said the first troops not to be replaced in Iraq have already returned home, and more will follow in December. He noted that Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of Multinational Force Iraq, has laid out a proposed timetable to return one Army brigade combat team home about every 45 days through July. This will reduce the force in Iraq by ve brigade combat teams. “My hope is that the circumstances will permit continuing those drawdowns after July,” Gates said. Talking to deployed troops, Gates said there’s little doubt they want to return home. “But they also don’t want their sacrifices and their efforts to have been in vain,” he said. “And they also don’t want their sons to have to go back in 10 years.” Gates cites “some remarkable progress” made in Iraq during the past several months. “That progress is what is enabling us to begin brining down our troops, and I think we just all need to pray that we are able to continue that,” he said. Asked about the consequences of the war —particularly troops wounded in combat and with mental health problems — Gates said even one casualty is one too many. He called suicides among veterans of the war “a real concern to us,” that the military is taking steps to prevent. “I can tell you that every commander, every unit leader is looking at ways to see if they can identify soldiers that are exhibiting symptoms of psychological distress,” he said. “There is a very intense effort under way, training has taken place throughout the Army in terms of recognizing post-traumatic stress syndrome to identify soldiers that have these problems.” The mental health of its troops is one of several factors the military uses to assess the health of its force, along with others such as recruiting numbers, retention rates and divorce rates, Gates said. “These are things we are monitoring very, very closely,” he said. and timelines to implement the needed changes. USAKA and KRS will begin work on the budget for FY 09 and make a few necessary modi cations to the existing FY 08 budget based on the transition plan approved by Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell, U.S. Space and Missile Defense commander. Scheduled for FY 08 – FY11: • In FY 08 — Elimination of an LCM/tug; consolidation of Kwaj infrastructure including relocation of more than 140 employees to bachelor quarters or other housing and abandoning approximately 60 quarters; rst phase of the contract modi cations; initiate transition to Roi-based maintenance CONOP; business development improvements; one theater shutdown and the Yuk Club closure with bar service transferred to the Oceanview. • In FY 09 — AAFES operations in place; LCUs arrive facilitating disposition of three LCMs; continuing facility reductions and consolidations; second phase of the contract modi cations; complete Roi-based maintenance CONOP increasing manpower on Roi; RDO transition plan execution and convert from hospital to outpatient clinic with surgical capability. • In FY 10 — LUHs arrive eliminating use of fixed-wing aircraft and UH-1 helicopters; hospital is converted to a clinic; continuing facility reductions and consolidations; right-size recreational activities and schools; support reduction near completion; third phase of the contract modi cations; KCS IOC; DS3 reduction and close Grace Sherwood library and move to school. • In FY 11 — Continual reductions and consolidations, but with most areas functioning at projected ef ciency and cost using ber optic link to communicate. “The cumulative effect will reduce mission personnel on island by 131 during FY 11. The reductions of these personnel from the island population will help to reduce the overall operations cost to support missions,” Reed said. “I realize this is a lot of information to take in but I do want to keep you informed on our path forward. I can assure you that transformation is vital and without it we could not continue to operate.” Reed continued, “Our efforts to implement a new business and operations paradigm are very important. We had made every effort to mitigated mission risk. We have planned and selected needed budget cuts for each of our contractors. We have taken efforts to share pain among all USAKA/RTS entities. That is to say no one contractor will carry a disproportionate portion of the budget reductions.” The colonel said that USAKA will implement monthly budget variance tracking procedures to keep transition within budget. “Change is going to happen but it is not always negative. I envision more customers, better service, and increased capability for USAKA. Our transformation will offer ballistic missile defense systems better capabilities for the DOD. Our capabilities are unique and USAKA is the only organization capable of providing the services our customers require for successful RTS missions. We will continue to be a world class organization,” Reed said. “A good positive attitude towards change will be essential in keeping this to be a great community to work in and live.”


Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 By Joe ColemanPresident, Ennubirr ChildrenÂ’s Christmas FundThe Ennubirr ChildrenÂ’s Christmas Party is now scheduled for 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 10, at RoiNamur Tradewinds Theater. All are welcome, but must make their own travel arrangements using the normal atoll ight schedule procedure. Ennubirr Island children will play games prior to lunch being served to all attending the event. Then, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive. After lunch, children will receive gifts and have their pictures taken on SantaÂ’s lap. The Ennubirr Island Christmas music program will then begin. There are three denominational churches on Ennubirr Island. Each will perform two songs. A separate group of children will perform a stick dance. A grand nale will feature a song performed by all three church congregrations. This is what money from various ECCF fund raisers throughout the year is all about. The ECCF Committee extends a special thanks to all who donated money and also to those volunteers from Kwajalein, RoiNamur and Ennubirr Island for their hard work. It would take 20 pages in the Hourglass to name each volunteer who helped to make the Ennubirr ChildrenÂ’s Christmas Fund the Ennubirr childrenÂ’s party set for Dec. 10 success that it has become each and every year. Komoltata to each and every one of you and happy holidays. Let the holiday post of ce shuttle offered by Automotive Services give you a hand with your packages. The service starts at 10 a.m., Tuesday and ends at 6 p.m., Jan. 5. Shuttle service hours are: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3-6 p.m., Tuesday thru Saturday. Call 53341 or 58294 for service. Customers must travel with their packages to their quarters.Do the holidays have you in a tizzy and you donÂ’t know if youÂ’re coming or going ? 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.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 13Religious 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. Monday Porcupine balls/egg noodles Broiled ham steak Huevos rancheros Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Country-fried steak Chicken/broccoli stir-fry Ham/cheese casserole Grill: Buffalo burgersThursday Kwaj fried chicken Beef tips in Burgundy Vegetable stir-fry Grill: Cheese sandwich Friday Bombay chicken Vegetable ragu Pesto mahi mahi Grill: Veggie sandwichDec. 8 Grilled pork chops Surf burgers Penne pasta Grill: Corn dogsCaf Pacific DinnerSundayRoast pork butt Chicken stew ChefÂ’s choiceMondayTeriyaki beef steak Sweet-and-sour chicken Seafood chow funTuesdayHerb-baked chicken Beef curry Tofu and eggplantWednesdayCarved ank steak Pasta a la pesto Chicken MontereyFridayFive-spice pork roast Huli huli chicken Spicy tofu/veggiesThursdayBaked meatloaf Chicken and dumplings Macaroni and cheeseTonightBreaded pork chops Chicken curry Red beans in brothSunday Carved top round of beef Tandouri chicken Baked cod Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Breaded pork cutlet Kung pao chicken Vegetarian pasta Grill: Monte Cristo wrap Caf Roi Monday LigiÂ’s Roi pot roast Spinach/chicken pasta Spinach quiche Grill: Brunch station openLunchTuesday Penne pasta Meat tortellini Sesame mahi mahiGrill: Tomato and cheese Thursday Pepperoni pizza Bratwurst and sauerkraut Creamy chicken bake Grill: N/A Friday Miso grilled chicken ShepherdÂ’s pie Baked beans Grill: Italian subDec. 8 Salisbury steak Grilled pork chops Parmesan potatoGrill: Peanut butter/bananaDinnerSundayStuffed green peppers Beef tips/mushrooms Baked herb wingsMondayBroiled snapper Pulled pork Parmesan chickenTuesdayChicken sukiyaki Chinese beef stir-fry Chinese pork roastWednesdayGrilled lamb Chicken Florentine Baked codFridayChicken-fried steak Black-eye peas and ham Chicken and biscuitsThursdaySzechuan pork stir-fry Teriyaki salmon Chicken katsuTonightBaked meatloaf Cornish game hens Macaroni and cheeseSunday Hawaiian ham steak Herb-roasted chicken Eggs Florentine Grill: Brunch station openWednesday El Dorado beef Cheese quesadillas Pico de gallo Grill: Chicken/beef tacosKRS 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 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, full-time Acquisition Services Management, HR Req. K050378 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, full-time Community Activity, HR Req. K050306 CARPENTER II, full-time, Kwaj Ops, HR Req. K050158 CARPENTER III, full-time, Kwaj Ops, HR Req. K050047 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 HELP WANTED


Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass 14 Implementation of Fluorescent Bulb Crusher for HazMat Process Improvement Project: In accordance with the USAKA Environmental Standards used uorescent light bulbs are required to be shipped off island as hazardous waste. Approximately 17 tri-walls are shipped off island as hazardous waste at a disposal cost of $14,000 per year with an additional $27,500 in Matson transportation costs. Research was done to purchase a uorescent bulb crusher for use in the Kwajalein Electrical Shop. The bulb crusher pulverizes the uorescent bulbs and the glass is collected in 55 gallon drums. With this improvement, the cost of shipping uorescent bulbs off island is estimated to be reduced by 83%. Estimated savings are $34,374 annually.CYS TECHNOLOGY LAB LEAD, HR Req. 031851 U DESIGNER/PLANNER IV, HR Req. 031308 U 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-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

The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 15 A Town Hall meeting, hosted by U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll personnel, will be held 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, in Corlett Recreation Center Gym.59662. PLANTS, including orchids, in back of Quarters 118-F. TREK MOUNTAIN bike, $60 and kayak trailer, $100. Call 53003. CAL 20 SAILBOAT, eight-horsepower motor, bimini top, VHF radio and many extras, $2,000 or best offer and windsur ng equipment slot at North Point, $300. Call 52276. BOOSTER CHAIR with covered tray, $10; Fisher Price Teeter-Totter, like new, $35; two baby mobiles, one projects moons/stars on ceiling, $15; Diaper Geni with six wide re lls $20 and two matching small bed lamps with shades, $10. Call 52642 and leave message. COMPUTER GAMES, framed pictures, arti cial plants, lamps and wine rack. Call 52161, after 3 p.m. LARGE COOLAROO shade sail, heavy duty marine fabric with mounting hardware, $50 and Whirlpool 45-pint dehumidi er, $50. Call 52597. FLAIR BRAND electronic air purification system, paid $380, will sell for $250. Call 54784, after 5 p.m. LIGHTED CHRISTMAS lawn decorations. Set includes wooden Santa and sleigh, two reindeer, three angels, snowman family, plastic Santa and two snowmen on platform, custom wooden storage case for numerous 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. BED STUDY pillow with vibrating back, $50, white pant 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. COMMUNITY NOTICESFLU VACCINE is now available free of charge at Kwajalein Hospital, 1:304 p.m.,Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Closed Fridays. MACY’S SALE now through Friday: Buy two items and get a third one free. Logo items, fragrances, Scott sandals and furniture excluded. One-day special for Winterfest will be 40 percent off all toys and 50 percent off all party supplies. THE DOWNTOWN area will be under event construction (tents, tables, chairs, bleachers and portable stage)until Sunday. Use caution while in the area.NATIVITY SETS are needed for a Nativity show 3-6 p.m., Monday, at the Religious Education Building. Call Jane Erekson, 54876, or e-mail mil to reserve a spot to display your Nativity set.HOLIDAY CONCERTS ARE: Monday, Community Choir Christmas carol Concert; Thursday, Junior/Senior High School Christmas Concert; Dec. 10, Community Band Christmas Carol Concert and Dec. 11, Elementary Band and Choir Holiday Concert. All performances at 7 p.m., in the multi-purpose room except for the Community Band Concert at 10 a.m., Dec. 10, on Macy’s porch. THE NEXT BOATER’S Orientation Classes are scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, at Corlett Recreation Center Room 1. Cost for the class is $20, payable in advance at Small Boat Marina or Community Activities. Questions? Call 53643. TRAINING ON NGO Managment and EU funding workshops will be conducted 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, in the Religious Education Building and 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, in the KALGOV conference Room on Ebeye. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Cris Lindborg, 59021.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. A SHABBAT POTLUCK dinner and Chanukah party will be at 5 p.m., Friday, in the Religious Education Building. For more information, call Cindy Brooks, 52395. THE 2007 KWAJALEIN-EBEYE women’s holiday dinner will be 6-10 p.m., Dec. 8, in the multi-purpose room. For tickets, call Mercedes, 52692, or Kristine, 58087. ENJOY AN evening of ballroom dancing, 7-9:30 p.m., Dec. 8, in the multi-purpose room. Free and open to the community. Adults and high school students welcome. Casual attire. Bring your own non-alcoholic beverages. Questions? Call Dick or Cheryl, 51684. EBEYE vs. KWAJALEIN basketball challenge for Grades 56 is at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 8, at the basketball court across from Caf Paci c. Music and fun at the halftime show. Questions? Call Jason, 53796. KWAJALEIN SCUBA CLUB meets at 7 p.m., Dec. 12, in Corlett Recreation Center Room 1. All community members are welcome to attend. SAY GOODBYE to the Wright family at 6 p.m., Dec. 15, at Emon Beach main pavilion. Bring a dish to share. 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. 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. SPI 2601 Residential Yard Care and Landscaping states that residents are not allowed to plant hedges, shrubery, trees, or other plants without written authorization from the Logistics Housing Of ce. The SPI also states that potted plants used as yard borders shall be spaced at least 24inches apart and no closer than 42-inches to quarters and entry walks. USAKA/RTS regulation 210-50 sec 5.d.4 states residents are responsible for performing routine yard care and maintenance IAW Standard Pratice Instruction 2601. Starting in January, inspection of quarters that are out of compliance will begin and residents will be noti ed of discrepancies and given notice of corrective actions required and the time frame to complete these actions. ATTENTION HOBBY SHOP patrons. Due to space constraints, the Hobby Shop will no longer store lumber for future projects. Only active projects may be stored. Pick up lumber by Dec. 31 or it will become the property of the Hobby Shop. REMINDER TO potters and ceramists. Projects left for more than 30 days untouched will be considered abandoned. Make sure your projects are labeled with date. Questions? Call Denise, 51700. DID YOU KNOW that Kwajalein Range Services is implementing an environmental management system? Where you ever curious what an EMS is? Do you want the chance to earn a free gift? Just go to the ESH&Q/ Environmental Web page on the USAKA Web to learn more about the KRS EMS, do a word search and have the opportunity to win a clever and useful free gift courtesy of the environmental of ce. Questions? Call 51134. ADULT RECREATION CENTER hours are 5-10 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 2 p.m.-midnight, Saturday and Sunday.  Tonight’s tree-lighting schedule of events: 5-5:15 p.m., Santa arrives at the airport  5:15-6 p.m., Santa’s parade to the block party  5-7:30 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


Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 The Kwajalein Hourglass Tickets for the Annual Holiday Tour of Homes will be sold 10 a.m.noon, Monday and 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.16 Sunday 6:49 a.m./6:28 p.m. 12:46 a.m./1:14 p.m. 10:59 a.m., 2.4’ 4:30 a.m., 0.9’ 10:54 p.m., 2.8’ 4:36 p.m., 1.4’ Monday 6:49 a.m./6:28 p.m. 1:31 a.m./1:51 p.m. 12:21 a.m., 2.7’ 5:46 a.m., 0.9’ 6:19 p.m., 1.3’ Tuesday 6:49 a.m./6:28 p.m. 2:15 a.m./2:27 p.m. 12:16 a.m., 2.7’ 6:42 a.m., 0.8’ 1:15 p.m., 3.0’ 7:26 p.m., 1.0’ Wednesday 6:49 a.m./6:28 p.m. 2:58 a.m./3:04 p.m. 1:16 a.m., 2.8’ 7:25 a.m., 0.6’ 1:54 p.m., 3.4’ 8:12 p.m., 0.7’ Thursday 6:50 a.m./6:29 p.m. 3:43 a.m./3:42 p.m. 2:02 a.m., 2.9’ 8:01 a.m., 0.4’ 2:28 p.m., 3.7’ 8:50 p.m., 0.4’ Friday 6:50 a.m./6:29 p.m. 4:29 a.m./4:24 p.m. 2:41 a.m., 3.0’ 8:34 a.m., 0.2’ 2:59 p.m., 4.0’ 9:25 p.m., 0.1’ Dec. 8 6:50 a.m./6:29 p.m. 5:18 a.m. /5:08 p.m. 3:16 a.m., 3.1’ 9:06 a.m., 0.0’ 3:30 p.m., 4.2’ 9:57 p.m., 0.1’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: NE at 9-16 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, 50 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 10-16 knots. Tuesday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: E at 8-15 knots. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 8-15 knots. Thursday: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: E 10-16 knots. Friday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 8-15 knots. Dec. 8: Partly sunny, 50 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 10-16 knots. Annual total: 83.47 inches Annual deviation: -8.99 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low TideSun  Moon  Tides 8 p.m., Dec. 9, at Roi Tradewinds Theater 7 p.m., Dec 10, in the multi-purpose room T o u r Tour o f of H o m e s Homes V i s i t w i t h Visit with S a n t a Santa 1 0 a m n o o n D e c 1 0 10 a.m,-noon,Dec. 10, a t M a c y ’ s D o n ’ t f o r g e t at Macy’s. Don’t forget y o u r c a m e r a your camera.