The Kwajalein hourglass

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PAGE 1 2 0 0 7 i s h i s t o r y T h e Y e a r i n R e v i e w s t a r t s o n P a g e 3 2007 is history. The Year in Review starts on Page 3.


Friday Jan. 4,, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass There are still people who live in the trailers. Thumbs down to the people who keep using our yards as their dog walk area. 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 T h e K w a j a l e i n H o u r g l a s s The Kwajalein Hourglass Kwajalein Atoll. Contents of the Hourglass are not necessarily of cial views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army or USAKA. It is published Wednesdays and Saturdays in accordance with Army Regulation 360-1 and using a network printer by KRS editorial staff. P.O. Box 23, APO AP 96555 Local phone: 53539E-mail: Of cer......Col. Stevenson Reed Acting Public Affairs Of cer.......Tamara Ward Editor......................................Nell Drumheller Graphics Designer..........................Dan Adler Reporter............................................J.J. Klein L e t t e r t o t h e e d i t o r Letter to the editor To the postal workers for all their hard work in getting our Chrismas packages distributed as well as daily deliveries throughout the year. To the Caf Paci c staff for the outstanding Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. An awesome job. That the closing of Grace Sherwood Library is being considered.The TV and Entertainment Guide and the Hourglass are both published on Fridays and can be found in the gray boxes at the post of ce, in front of Surfway and Caf Paci c and in the entry way of Building 805. Correction: In a letter to the editor in the Dec. 22 issue, Karolyn Mills was identi ed as Caroline Mills.I love Kwaj and have lived here for some years, so I know things don’t always work quickly or smoothly and I have come to accept that. But, the Coral Bachelor Quarters air-conditioning situation has to improve. I know I’m not the only resident that is uncomfortable. I just think it is utterly ridiculous that one needs a fan running all night to make a room semicomfortable in order to sleep. I am exhausted at work and am not working at my full potential. How energy ef cient is that? I understand these things happen Bachelor Quarters resident deals with hot situationand I know the A/C department has been working hard on the situation for the past week, but we don’t know what’s going on. We only know it’s hot. Can we please be better informed? — A very sleepy, dopey and grumpy Bachelor Quarters resident To submit a letter to the editor: Keep letters to less than 300 words, and keep com ments to the issues. No personal attacks will be printed. Letters must be signed. However, names will be withheld if requested. We will edit for Associated Press style, grammar and punctuation and if you exceed the word limit, will be edited for space. Limit one letter every 30 days. Send you letter to: The Hour glass P.O. Box 23, Local; or hourglass Q. “I heard that the adult pool is going to close due to budget reductions, is that true?” A. Leadership from U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll and Kwajalein Range Services responded: “Funding in scal year ‘08 and out years is going to cause many changes on Kwajalein. While there has been no decision made on the swimming pool in question, it is on the table as are just about everything else not absolutely necessary to support the Range.”Rumor Mill learns no decision made on adult pool


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Jan. 4, 2008•Retail store consolidation: In an effort to make shopping easier for residents, Macy’s became primarily a gift and clothing store with furniture, toys and greeting cards. Macy’s West became a ‘basics’ store with hardware, bikes, housewares and electronics. Logo T-shirts, baseball caps and mugs moved to Ten-Ten Store. • Get In the Mix: The ‘Get In the Mix’ program on Jan. 11 showcased various activities available on island. Fitness routines and shing techniques displays were part of the evening. Private clubs also showed off what they had to offer in the way of fun activities. • Olympics bound: September graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Information Technology, 22-year-old Jared Heine should be out pounding the pavement trying to get a job. Instead he can be found in a pool, not lounging, but training for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, where he will represent the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The RMI was voted in as the 203rd member of the International Olympic Committee last February and will make its rst appearance at the XXIX Olympic Games. • Vaccinations mandatory: The recommendation to make the new meningitis vaccine an entrance requirement for all 9th graders entering high school during the fall semester of 2007 was approved by the Student Advisory Council at golfers playing in the one-day tournament, competing in three categories: Alternate Shot, Better Ball and Singles. • Roi Town Hall Meeting: Col. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander and John Pickler, Kwajalein Range Services president brought an entourage of their support staff to Roi Namur Jan. 19 for the rst all hands meeting of the year. Reed spoke about the transformation process and how it will affect the USAKA communities. He spoke in generalities and explained he didn’t want to brief it until he has speci cs. • New ambassador: Dr. Clyde Bishop, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, visited Kwajalein for the rst time Jan. 20. Bishop arrived in the Marshalls in December.On his, and America’s, role in this country, “We are required to provide defense and security,” he said. Doctor earns certi cation: Dr. John Janikowsi of Kwajalein Hospital earned a specialty certi cation in tropical medicine and travel health. Janikowsi took the examination in Atlanta on Nov. 11. New Paint Shop: A new 20,000 square foot Paint and Prep shop opened Jan. 23. The facility is used for maintenance on vehicles. • Start Smart Soccer: Child and Youth Services, through the Start Smart Program, introduced soccer to tots in January. tion: In an effort to make shopping easier for residents, Macy’s became primarily a gift and clothing store with furniture, toys and greeting cards. Macy’s West became a ‘basics’ store with hardware, bikes, house wares and electronics. Logo T-shirts, baseball caps and mugs moved to Ten-Ten Store. • Get In the Mix: The ‘Get In the Mix’ program on Jan. 11 showcased various activities available on island. Fitness routines and shing techniques displays were part of the evening. Private clubs also showed off what they had to offer in the way of fun activities. • Olympics bound: Jared Heine, 22, a graduate of Florida State University with a degree is training for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, where he will represent the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The RMI was voted in as the 203rd member of the International Olympic Committee last February and will make its first appearance at the XXIX Olympic Games. • Vaccinations mandatory: The recommendation to make the new meningitis vaccine an entrance requirement for all 9th graders entering high school during the fall semester of 2007 was approved by the Student Advisory Council at a public meeting Jan 17. •Roi wins golf Atoll Cup: It was on the greens at the Roi Namur Golf Course Jan. 15 that Roi Namur golfers proved they were better hitters, putters and players than the Kwajalein team at Sunday’s Atoll Cup Tournament. “Roi Namur defeated Kwajalein 12.5 to 6.5 to take back the coveted Waterford Crystal Atoll Cup. The Cup will remain in the Roi Namur Country Club trophy case for the next year,” Jim Corbett, Roi Namur team co-captain said. 3 January Swimmer Jared Heine will be part of the rst Marshall Islands Olympic team and will compete in the 2008 games at Beijing. Clyde Bishop, U.S. ambassador to the Marshall Islands. Col. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander, addressed the audience during the Roi-Namur Town Hall Jan. 19. Amy Hansen enjoyed the Get in the Mix event on Jan. 11. The new Paint and Prep Shop is being used for vehicle maintenance.


Friday Jan. 4,, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass in the number two spot beating out the current number two high school by $45. • Fishing tournament: The Wahoo-Mahi Bonanza Fishing Tournament, held Feb. 19, was most de nitely appropriately named as anglers participating in the tournament weighed in a total of 3,514.7 pounds of sh. Teams brought cooler after cooler up to the tournament weigh in station bursting full of Wahoo and Mahi-Mahi. Thirteen boats, eleven from Kwajalein and two from Roi-Namur, participated in the tournament sponsored by the Kwajalein Atoll International Sport shing Club. • Police training: Seventy-two of cers, some who were asleep in bed having just nished a shift as well as Kwajalein Atoll Local Government and Republic of the Marshall Islands National police responded to the surprise exercise Feb. 22. They were given police batons or riot shields and a quick, step-by-step training session by the KPD Security Response Team that began the minute of cers answered the recall. At this exercise the Security Response Team showed the of cers how to assemble in a tight formation, how to maneuver as a cohesive unit closer to an agitated group, how to use the police batons and riot shields in a way that would minimize violence all the while protecting themselves. Police of cers were instructed to hold their ground and respond loudly when provoked. • Trailer removal: Many neighborhoods on Kwajalein have changed. Trailers have been removed by Kwajalein Range Services Public Works. The removal began at the beginning of 2007. “The trailers that were and are still being removed, are trailers that have been on the disposal list for some time,” explained Ken Bailey of the housing of ce. The move is paced by budget and funding since removal costs are incurred for each unit including disconnection of utilities, actual move and relocation and site cleanup. Al, was hired as superintendent of Kwajalein schools. Robinson has been either a principal or superintendent in schools since 1986. He had been the superintendent of schools at the Sultan School District since 2000. • Emon Beach renovation: Much of the Emon Beach area was off-limits from early February through the beginning of April. This recreational area received a facelift that was more than skin deep. • Kwajalein Atoll Memorial Day : On Feb. 9 the residents of the Kwajalein Atoll celebrate Memorial Day in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the World War II battle. The community of Ebeye marked the day with songs, a traditional Jobwa dance and speeches by local and national leaders. Dr. Clyde Bishop, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, also spoke. • Dollars for Darfur: The Kwajalein High School National Honor Society students raised $2,645 for Dollars for Darfur with a variety show on Feb. 17. High schools across the United States competed against each other to see who could raise the most money for Darfuri refugees and the Save Darfur Coalition. The KHS variety 4 F e b ruar y Heavy equipment was used for excavation and compaction for installation of power and water lines at Emon Beach. The ags of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the United States of America are raised Feb. 9. Kaitlynn Phillips trys to feed very uncooperative ‘hostage’ Ric Fullerton, in a skit performed at the NHS variety show at the multi-purpose room. Work crews removed many trailers from Kwajalein neighborhoods in February. Kwajalein police of cers trained in crowd control.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 • Photo exhibit: More than 300 photographs were exhibited at the Kwajalein Photography Contest on March 4 and 5, in the Davye Davis Multi-Purpose Room. The 12 most popular photos in each category were to be considered by the calendar committee for possible selection and placement in the 2009 Kwaj calendar. • Kaleidoscope of Music: The 7th Annual Kaleidoscope of Music showcased community talent on March 8 and 9 and raised approximately $4,000 to support the Yokwe Yuk Women’s Club Scholarship Fund. With performances from classic piano recitals to locally written duets, the audiences on both nights had a chance to see some of their co-workers in a different light. • Ivey Gym gets new equipment: Thirteen new pieces of tness equipment were installed at Ivey Gym March 9-11. The tness equipment is valued at $60,000. “With the base closures in Korea, we were able to obtain the tness equipment at no cost through our Paci c Morale, Welfare, and Recreation regional representative at Ft. Shafter in Hawaii,” said Torrey Landers, Kwajalein Range Services Recreation Programs manager. • Girl Scouts donate books to Ebeye: Kwajalein Girl Scouts donated children’s books and videos to the Ebeye Public Library in honor of the worldwide Girls Scout event World Thinking Day. • Vandalism damage: A string of vandalism incidents at the skate park by island youth was being investigated by the Kwajalein Police Department. KPD suspects elementary school-age children of marking up concrete ooring and skate ramps with graf ti that includes the names of the culprits the form of graf ti and will cost $4,000 to repair. • Building bridges: All 140 students in science classes in grades 7-12 participated in the bridge construction project for this year’s science competition on March 16. The Davye Davis Multi-Purpose Room was lled as students, parents and teachers milled around, waiting for the results of stress and strength tests on the balsa wood bridges. In the end, junior Rachel Stepchew, 17, built the strongest bridge. “The students had one week to build the bridges. Many of the students worked an extra hour before school and an hour after school every day of the week to complete their bridges on time,” Brian Brewster, science teacher, said. •Canvasback mission of mercy: Twenty-three healthcare providers from across the United States volunteered their vacation time and their extensive talents to give medical support to people in the Marshall Islands. They are members of the Canvasback Missions. They arrived on Kwajalein March 17 and treated dozens of patients at the Leroj Kitland Memorial Health Center on Ebeye. “We could not have done this without the help of USAKA,” Jacque Spence, who founded the charitable organization with her husband in 1981, said of the support they received from the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. • Shred Fest: On March 24, the island’s skaters gathered for Shred Fest, an event planned to teach young people how to properly use the skate park, teach them about safety and have some fun. • Joint committee meeting : The Republic of the Marshall Islands and United States of America annual joint committee meeting was held on Ebeye March 30. The meeting is mandated by the Compact of Free Association Agreement between the two countries. “The JCM is an important meeting,” U.S. Ambassador Clyde Bishop said. “We can discuss our shared goals and challenges. We [the United States] are committed to defending the Marshall Islands as if it were a part of the United States,” the ambassador continued.5 MARCH Asmond Arelong, left, and Sotin Maie, Community Activities employees, sand and paint equipment for use in Ivey Gym. Kwajalein residents check out the photo exhibit held March 4-5, in the multi-purpose room Surgeons and doctors from Canvasback Missions performed surgeries and dental work during their stay on Ebeye.Young Kwaj skaters learned safety and proper use of the Skate Park during Shred Fest March 24. Teens and adults helped youngsters.


Friday Jan. 4,, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass • KRI Dewaruci visit: Mid-morning on April 5 a ship of a different type motored up to Echo Pier. The KRI Dewaruci, a barquentine tall ship from Indonesia, was in port through April 9. Crewed by Indonesian naval of cers and cadets, the ship will participate in an international celebration of sail training and sea education around the Newport and Fort Adams, R.I., waterfronts, June 27-July 1. The KRI Dewaruci is a Class A tall ship owned and operated by the Indonesian Navy. • Roi Town Hall meeting: Lt. Col. Justin Hirniak, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Reagan Test Site commander and John Pickler, Kwajalein Range Services president, held an all-hands meeting on Roi-Namur April 11. Hirniak and Pickler both praised the community on Roi-Namur for its efforts in working and living safely. Pickler said a team from KRS had been sequestered for the better part of two months working on a transition plan in response to the customer’s [USAKA] request. “We submitted a plan on March 12. It has been briefed to SMDC [Space and Missile Defense Command] leaders. We have had no feedback. We’ll let you know when we have some answers,” he said. In the meantime, he urged employees not to make decisions based on what they may have heard about the content of the report, because it does not represent any decisions about the future of USAKA/RTS programs. • Coffee shop: The Kwajalein High School National Honor Society held it Coffee Shop April 15. As with all NHS activities, the event was a 6 APRIL The Indonesian tall ship KRI Dewaruci visited Kwajalein April 5-9.Lt. Col. Justin Hirniak, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Reagan Test Site commander and John Pickler, Kwajalein Range Services president hold a Roi town hall. fundraiser. NHS member Christine Woodburn said this one was to raise funds for education in the Marshall Islands. And with the event raising $1,700, one could say it was a successful event, as well as a whole lot of fun. • Spring Break Music Festival: The Spring Break Music Festival combined local music, food and beverage at its annual event on April 15. It was also the rst major event at Emon since the renovation that included infrastructure and cosmetic changes. Pam Johnson, Steve Banducci, Jerry Leverett and Bud Teague cooked up six entries in the pulled-pork competition. Steve Hill, Bill Eisele, Ragnar Opiniano and Flynn Gideon were the judges. CC Brady provides service with a smile at the NHS Coffee Shop on April 15. Children were ipping for the annual Spring Break Music Festival on April 15.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 • Rotary Club dentists on Third Island: The Rotary Club of Waialua-Wahiawa on Oahu sponsored Dr. Nora Harmse and hygienist Jinky Agtarap, along with their equipment on a trip to Ebeye and Third Island to provide dental work to children and adults on those islands. They provided dental care through May 9. • Who’s afraid of sharks?: Students from Kwajalein High School studied the habits of the nurse sharks that gather in the water near the Kwajalein Small Boat Marina. “The Marine Science students, seniors all, actually started this with a request,” said Eric Nelson, teacher. “One of them asked if they could swim in the Small Boat Marina with the sharks. Working with ES&H [Kwajalein Range Services Environmental, Safety and Health], and after doing some research on shark attacks in general, and nurse sharks speci cally, we decided that allowing the students in the water with nurse sharks was justi able in context of a greater question; what causes the nurse sharks to congregate in that area anyway?”• Rusty Family Triathlon: “The 2007 Rusty Family swimbike-run mini-triathlon held May 14 saw heavier than expected participation with 138 total contestants,” said race director Bob Sholar. Rusty Family is a ‘mini’ competition, but in name only. “The mini is only mini compared to RustMan distances,” Sholar said. “Rusty Family is daunting for the youngest participants: 500-yard swim, 10-mile bike and two-mile run.” Ninety-two contestants made up parts of the 30 teams of mostly two or three persons, according to Sholar. “There were several “family mlange” teams of four. The remaining 46 were “solo” contestants, doing all three legs on their own,” he said. “There have been as many as 44 teams in past years, but the 46 solos this year were a peak since the 1980s. “The overall winner was high school senior Michael Taylor, nishing in 54:20,” Sholar said. “First for the girls was ninthgrader Julianne Kirchner in 56:10. An incredible, most-improved performance was turned in by Julianne’s little brother, Graham. Though only a seventh grader, Graham nished in 56: 34, just 24 seconds behind Julianne.”• Steve Howell departs: Community residents and School School Music Room to say “Yokwe Yuk” to High School Principal Steve Howell at the nal, public SAC meeting of the 2006-07 school year, held May 16. Howell was recognized with a special presentation for his nine years of service as the Junior/ Senior Kwajalein High School Principal and, in particular, for his service as acting superintendent over this past school year. • Gagan tower removed: The Kwajalein Atoll skyline was altered a bit when the last of three Radio Corporation of America cone antennas were removed from the Gagan Tower.“The RCA Cones on the 200-foot Gagan Tower have been a landmark for the Kwajalein aviators and marine department personnel for over 20 years,” said Jim Walter, U. S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Safety and Occupational Health manager. “All communications between Roi, Kwaj and the other islands would have been lost if one of the cones had landed on the building,” said Walter. • Memorial Day : Memorial Day is a day of heartbreak for families and friends of service members who died in wars, past and present. While families across our nation mourned the loss of their loved ones, many Kwajalein families attended the Memorial Day ceremony in the Island Memorial Chapel to remember and pay tribute to the those same men and women who died defending their country.Honoring and never taking for granted the price of that profound sacri ce was the focus of U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Stevenson Reed’s remarks during the ceremony. Reed spoke of 400 graves located in Section 60, a new area, of Arlington National Cemetery where men and women who served in Iraq and M a y 7See May, Page 8 Dr. Nora Harmse and hygienist Jinky Agtarap, provide dental care to a Third Island child. Students from Kwajalein High School prepare to enter the water as part of shark research. Leighton Cossey changes into her running shoes as she prepares for the second leg of the Rusty Family. She was one of 92 contestants in the May 14 event. A 600-pound cone antenna is lowered to the ground after threatening a building beneath a communications tower.


Friday Jan. 4,, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass • High school graduation: Twenty-three students graduated from Kwajalein High School June 1. More than $73,000 in scholarships was awarded to more than half of the students. All but three members of the graduating class planned on attending college in the fall. One other enlisted in the U.S. Navy and the nal two planned on working to earn money to attend college later. • Small Boat Marina adds new vessels: Two new recreational motor boats are in the water at the Small Boat Marina and ready for rental. The Twin Vee boats replaced two vessels that had exceeded their life expectancy explained Paul McGrew, Small Boat Marina supervisor. • Quality of Life committee: The Quality of Life Funding committee spent more than $740,000 on community enhancement projects since Kwajalein Range Services became the contractor. 8 from Page 7 May June One of the new Twin Vee vessels docks at the Small Boat Marina. Afghanistan are laid to rest. “Of these 400 graves, 250 are the graves of service members between the ages of 18 and 19 Reed,” said. • Beach blast: Gray skies at the front end of the Memorial Day Beach Blast festivities didn’t keep beach goers from nding their way to Emon Beach, especially families waiting to move from Kwajalein the minute the school year came to a close. If there was a theme that accompanied Memorial Day Beach Ariana Johnson reaches for the ball, but misses as Green Team teammate Emma Conrad backs her up during the CYS World Series May 26.Blast activities year after year, it’s been the idea of enjoying Emon Beach one last time. “We have 11 days left; we’re trying to enjoy the sun and sand as much as possible,” said Amy Vannoy, explaining why they headed to the beach this Memorial Day before their permanent change of station move to Alabama. “We’re going to be a little landlocked there.” The Vannoy family wasn’t the only family to take advantage of all the activities the Kwajalein Range Services Communities Activities planned for the Beach Blast. What started as a trickle of residents setting up beach chairs and umbrellas grew to a steady stream of beach goers by 3 p.m. and a very crowded lagoon. • Child and Youth Services World Series: Community members had a chance to see the best-of-the best young hopefuls strut their stuff May 26 when the Child and Youth Services Baseball and Softball program ended for the season with its self-proclaimed World Series. Teams from the fourth through sixth grades met head-to-head for the title with junior boys Green Goblins defeating the Kwaj Yankees, 4-2 and the junior girls Blue Team defeating the Green Team 20-9. The baseball season ran seven weeks with 79 games played in all divisions. There were 191 participants; 101 Kwajalein players and 90 from the Republic of Marshall Islands. The American Legion Firing Squad shot three volleys at the Memorial Day ceremony. Left to right, Dale Kenyon, Chris Leblanc, James Sullivan, Chris Provolt, Carl Overman, Charles Schier and Staff Sgt. Michael Zaharevich. Maj. Tim Bean commanded the squad.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 • 4th of July: Kwaj — American Style, was the theme for this year’s Independence Day celebration. With the variety of red, white and blue festooned people tossing eggs, splashing, jumping and just hanging out, it could have been the 4th of July in Anywhere, USA. But it was on Kwajalein, Republic of the Marshall Islands.Col. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander, in his camou aged battle dress uniform but sporting an American ag on his arm, gave the of cial speech starting the day’s activities. As is a tradition on Kwajalein, the Independence Day beach big-ticket items. The mobile kitchen trailer was purchased by QOL funds for $215,000. It is used to support dining options away from xed-facilities. The following projects were completed in the past year: • Emon Beach revitalization • Small Boat Marina second pier • New carpet for the Religious Education Building • New fans for the Golf Course and Ivey Gym • Vacuum cleaners for each oor of the bachelor quarters • Roi-Namur projects: New FM transmitter, Tradewinds Theater improvements, TV projects and Outrigger Club upgrades. • Racquetball court oor repair • School year 2006-2007scholarships. There were several projects in the works: • Roi-Namur tennis court repair • Bathroom for Roi-Namur sports complex • Parrot Head repair on Roi-Namur • Installation of underground irrigation for Roi-Namur golf course • Adult and family pool repair • Re-skin Enniburr school annex • Army’s 232nd birthday: Soldiers, dressed in formal attire, were joined by their families and other community members June 16 in celebrating the 232nd birthday of the U.S. Army. The rst Army Ball in three years was held at the Davye Davis Multi-purpose room and included a bit of tradition, a variety of music, dancing, eating and even a birthday cake. Brig. Gen. John E. Seward, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command commander was guest speaker. • AAFES Town Hall: An Army and Air Force Exchange Services team met with members of the Kwajalein community on June 18. The team was on island at the request of Col. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander. According to a statement made by Reed in the May Kwajalein town hall, AAFES is coming to USAKA to staff and manage the retail services, as well as a convenience food restaurant at the current Three Palms location and a grill at the Dock Security Checkpoint. • Open sea rescue: On June 22 an early morning call from the Republic of the Marshall 9 Staff Sgt. Michael Zaharevich introduces a sock to the traditional grog at the Army Birthday Ball June 16. July Kwajalein Marine Police boat SR-001 tows the Li-Jako after answering a distress call June 22. A reworks show capped the 4th of July celebration.See July, Page 10Islands Police on Ebeye initiated a urry of activity that resulted in the rescue of the boat Li-Jako The boat was approximately 20 miles south of Kwajalein. “The boat was dead in the water, they were taking water over the sides,” explained Alan Taylor of the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Host Nation Of ce. “There were 38 people on board. All of the women and children were sick.” They were no where near land. Standard policy for a stranded, in distress, or lost vessel is that the RMI government deploys the RMI patrol boat Lomor or contacts the U.S. Embassy in Majuro. A representative from the U.S. Embassy noti es the U.S. Coast Guard and a search and rescue is initiated.• Polynesian Night: The mobile kitchen was used June 29 to support the American Forces Entertainment Polynesian Revue performance at Emon Beach. The kitchen can be used to support a variety of events, everything from private parties to a ll-in for the Caf Paci c. “It really is a lot of fun,” said Steven Cummings, Kwajalein Range Services dining services manager. He described a recent event: “We had a table of 10 that was a ‘girl’s or women’s night out’ reservation. This group had a very nice time. Couples and groups enjoy the change of pace this venue offers.” Dance troupe members display their costumes.


Friday Jan. 4,, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass • Police Bike Rodeo: The Kwajalein Police Department holds a bike rodeo once a year introducing or reinforcing biking safety issues to young people under 12. This year’s rodeo was held Sept. 15 with 48 participants. “Safety is the most important lesson to be learned at the rodeo,” said Sgt. Joshua MacDonald, rodeo coordinator. “The rodeo is designed to make sure all children on Kwajalein Island know the correct hand signals and the importance of being aware of their surroundings while operating a bicycle. Often times, activities began with a parade of decorated bikes. Young people rode past the viewing stands on their bikes with uttering streamers, spinning, patriotic whirly-gigs; some even wore red, white and blue hats and sunglasses. • New president: Dave Norwood became the president of Kwajalein Range Services on July 6. “I’ve been on the KRS project for about two years, and out of those two years I’ve spent probably a total of four months on Kwajalein,” Norwood said. “So I have some experience on the island. Norwood has worked for Bechtel, a parent company to KRS, since 2003.” • New range commander: Lt. Col. Justin Hirniak relinquished command of the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site July 20 to Lt. Col. Harold Buhl. “I asked him to be a leader and lead people and make this a better place. And that’s exactly what he’s done,” Michael C. Schexnayder, deputy to the commander for Research, Development and Acquisition at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, said of Hirniak. Schexnayder was guest speaker at the ceremony which was held in the Island Memorial Chapel. He welcomed Buhl and advised him, “Your job is to leave this place better than you found it. Simple. And when you leave set the condition for the future,” he said, insisting that Buhl must require those who follow him to do the same. “We’re committed to helping this place survive, because I think it is important,” he continued. Schexnayder all hands meeting: Michael C. Schexnayder, deputy to the commander for Research, Development and Acquisition at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, spoke with members of the Kwajalein community in a all-hands-format meeting July 24. “The primary purpose I have today is to tell you a few things about money that may or may not have been said, in a way to try and reduce some of the anxiety that I know that you feel out here,” he said. “The second is 10 September from Page 9 July Dave Norwood Micheal C. Schexnayder, deputy to the commander for Research, Development and Aquisition for U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command spoke at an allhands meeting in the Island Memorial Chapel July 24. August The annual Bike Rodeo is geared for children to instill safe tell you that I am rmly committed to everybody acting as a team out here. In Army speak, we have a multi-compo organization. Said plainly, you military, civilians and contractors that work together to make this place work.”• Marshallese earns Mate II certi cation: Amon Mioba is now the second Marshallese person to be certi ed as a Marshallese Mate II. “This certi cation allows Marshallese to ll in as mates on the tugs and landing craft in Kwajalein Atoll waters. Amon is only the second Marshallese employee to complete this training. The program has been in place since 2000,” explained Mioba’s supervisor, Michael Turner, captain of the tug Mystic. Amon Mioba’s certi cation as a Marshallese Mate II allows him to ll in as mate on tugs and landing craft.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 I’ve seen young children fail to look before they enter a street from a side road. This is very dangerous and could potentially be fatal.” There are approximately 150 cyclists under 12 on Kwajalein. • Power reduction plan: A series of power reduction initiatives are being implemented by U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll in order to help reduce the cost of operations on Kwajalein. The rst initiative on the list calls for a plan to reduce the number of trailers by 88 during the coming scal year. Of that number, many are already vacant, according to Fred McNickle, Kwajalein Range Services Public Works manager. “This initiative has a two-fold objective. It eliminates dozens of obsolete and energy-inef cient trailer units and it better utilizes the existing bachelor quarters spaces, many of which are currently vacant,” he said. • Kwajalympics: The Kwajalympics team building day, held at Emon Beach on Kwajalein and near the pool on RoiNamur, on Sept. 22, was lled with interesting twists to take the competitive edge out of traditional sporting events. Kwajalympics had been an employeeonly, week-long sporting and fun, but highly competitive, activity. This year things changed. Col. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander, decided he wanted to include all of the USAKA community in what he described as an organization day. “At the end of the day you will have seen great competition and its great fun and a chance to get to know someone who is new,” Reed said in the opening ceremony. “If you see someone who is new to the island, shake their hand and tell them, ‘hey, I’m glad to have you here as part of the team.’ 11 The trailers on Kwajalein are old and energy inef cient. The power reduction plan calls for the removal of 88 trailers. October See October, Page 12Stephanie Los enjoyed beach volleyball during the Kwjalympics Sept. 22. • KRI Dewaruci returns: Mid-morning on Oct. 2, the KRI Dewaruci, a barquentine tall ship from Indonesian, docked at Echo Pier. Crewed by Indonesian Naval of cers and cadets, the ship was on its return voyage after participating in an international celebration of sail training and sea education around the Newport and Fort Adams, Rhode Island waterfronts June 27 July 1. Cadets performed a parade for the community while on Kwajalein. • Manit Day: Manit is the Marshallese word for culture or tradition. On Oct. 8, members of the Kwajalein community had the opportunity to spend the day learning about many of the things that are unique to the Marshallese culture thanks to the Manit Day presentation provided by Marshallese subject matter experts. Manit Day is a national holiday in the Marshall Islands. “It’s a Dewaruci cadets perform traditional dances at the open house Oct. 5.


Friday Jan. 4,, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 November October Laughter and mayhem reign at the Shaving Cream Social held at Rich ‘ravine’ Oct. that celebrates traditional Marshallese culture,” Cris Lindborg, director of the Marshallese Culture Center and coordinator for the Manit Day celebrations said. There were displays and hands-on demonstrations at Monday’s event, including weaving, rope making, re starting, husking coconuts, traditional shing and use of plants in traditional healing. • Television and radio changes: Due to a budget reduction and consequent staf ng decrease, the Kwajalein af liate of the American Forces Network changed. Beginning Oct. 23 the morning radio show with Rich Feagler, was reduced to three, two-hour programs weekly; the Window on the Atoll, become a twice monthly program; and there was a signi cant reduction in Roller support. • Roi All Hands meeting: An ‘all-hands’ meeting was held Oct. 20 on Roi-Namur. Col. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander, Lt.Col. Harold Buhl, USAKA Reagan Test Site Range commander and Dave Norwood, Kwajalein Range Services president spoke to the group and answered questions. Reed described upcoming changes relating to a decreased budget for USAKA. “You have to adjust,” he said about the transformation facing this community. “In the year 2009-2010 we have a 20 million dollar de cit [in the budget] that we have to get through.” He added that it will be that long before the budget is stabilized and USAKA can get back into the black. “That’s the reason why the changes are coming. We are trying our best to mitigate as many changes as we can.” • Yokwe Yuk Club faces closure: One initiative on the power reduction plan list called for ‘consolidation of functions and shutdown of targeted facilities.’ A speci c example cited was the closure of the Yokwe Yuk Club. The Club closed on Oct. 31. The Yokwe Yuk Club which had been used for many Kwajalein celebrations closed Oct. 31. Elvis, aka Jacob Janikowski, made an appearance at the Costume Carnival. Ato Langio demonstrated rope making at Manit Day Oct. 8.• Telephone operators go away: At 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 1 the on-island operator service was discontinued. Shaving Cream Social: The Shaving Cream Social was held in Richardson Ravine on Oct. 27. “I think the best thing about the event is the camaraderie. Kids get to go nuts for about 20 minutes and shave cream their friends, the lifeguards and the adults who volunteer,” Amanda Morris, Kwajalein Range Services Pools and Beaches supervisor said. Morris and her team, mostly volunteers, manage the mayhem. This year the department bought about 300 cans of shaving cream. “We only had a few cans left over,” Morris said. Costume carnival: The annual shindig offered games and dress-up for island children through the sixth grade. Older island youth manned the booths, helping the youngsters with the ring toss, cookie decorating, hopscotch, temporary tattooing, an oversizedbasketball toss and more. The carnival was one of many Halloween activities for the community. Others included the Shaving Cream Social and a Monster Mash at the Vets’ Hall, the nal party at the Yokwe Yuk Club, a Halloween bowling night, and the Kwajalein Scuba Club’s underwater pumpkin carving contests and trick or treating in family housing. Lights out: The U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site regulation covering housing management, part of Reg. 210-50 directed the community to turn off exterior lights after midnight. No Christmas or New Years exterior electrical consuming decorations will be allowed prior to Dec. 1 or after Jan. 3 of each year.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 13 Audience members asked questions of the panel at the Kwajalein Town Hall meeting on Dec. 4. December • Commander updates community on transition: Col. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander, addressed the community via a Kwajalein American Forces Network television programs Nov. 29-Dec. 1. 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. 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. 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.” Grace Sherwood Library loosing paid staff: Beginning in January the Grace Sherwood library will be de-staffed. Kwajalein Range Services announced that a private club or organization, staffed by volunteers could pledge to keep the library open. KRS is looking at options to keep the doors from closing. Holiday celebration: At a little after 5 p.m. on Dec. 1, Santa stepped jauntily from the aircraft, forgoing his typical transport of sleigh and tiny reindeer. Lt. Col. Harold Buhl, with a grin from ear to ear, greeted the purveyor of candy and goodwill. The U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Reagan Test Site commander looked as if he was as excited to meet Santa as any of the hundreds of children waiting behind the fence at the airport. Santa came forward, tossing candy over the tall fence and shaking hands and personally greeting many of his young admirers. Then it was up onto the Santa Mobile for a quick parade to downtown Kwajalein. This year’s parade traveled a different route to support the new tree-lighting ceremony location. The children and adults who surrounded and trailed the Santa Mobile didn’t seem to mind. Santa and his helpers tossed candy and kept the energy level high on the short parade. The tree lighting ceremony was held at the entrance to downtown, on the grass north of Macy’s. The new location was a result of the power reduction plan that closed the Yokwe Yuk club, traditionally used for this event. • Kwajalein/Roi Town Hall meetings: Representatives from the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll held two town halls on Dec. 4 and 5. Both meetings had the same format. They began with a slide presentation restating the information provided by Col. Stevenson Reed, USAKA commander, in his television broadcast the previous week. A USAKA lieutenant colonel acted as spokesman for both meetings and was backed by a panel of subject matter experts from both USAKA and Kwajalein Range Services. “There are two main reasons why we are transforming. Number one: We have got to become an organization that is more customer-friendly. We have to take the range to the customer. It costs a lot just to get here. And that’s what RDO is going to do,” the lieutenant colonel said. “Reason number two: We’ve got to accomplish our mission with the resources that the ‘big Army’ has given us. Those resources are nite. Because we are a country at war, those resources continue to shrink.” Five servicemembers die in Global War on TerrorSgt. Bryan J. Tutten 33, of St. Augustine, Fla., died Dec. 25 in Balad, Iraq of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his position during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Capt. Rowdy J. Inman 38, of Panorama Village, Texas and Sgt. Benjamin B. Portell, 27, of Bakers eld, Calif. died Dec. 26 in Mosul, Iraq of wounds suffered from small arms re during dismounted combat operations. They were assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas. Pfc. Joseph R. Berlin Jr ., 21, of Chelsea, Ala., died Sunday in Baghdad of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood. Petty Of cer 1st Class Victor W. Jeffries 52, of Honolulu died Monday as a result of injuries suffered Dec. 24 in a vehicular accident in Kuwait. He was permanently assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Kuwait. Sgt. Reno S. Lacerna 44, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died Monday in Al Qayyarah, Iraq of a non-combat related illness. He was assigned to the 87th Corps Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.


Friday Jan. 4,, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 14KRS has the following job openings. For contract hire positions, call Sheri Hendrix, 256-890-8710. For all others, call Donna English, 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, Retail/Ten-Ten Store, HR Reqs. K050389 and K050323 CASHIER, part-time, Surfway, HR Req. K050391 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 MEDICAL OFFICE RECEPTIONIST, full-time, HR Req. K050388. PLUMBER/PIPEFITTER II, full-time, Utilities, HR Req. K050040 PETROLEUM, OIL and LUBE TECHNICIAN, full-time, Supply/Fuel Farm, HR Req. K050385. 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 HELP WANTEDSUBSTITUTE 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. K050250 WAREHOUSEMAN I, full-time, Roi Supply, HR Req. K050322 (Ennubirr residents apply to William Lewis)CONTRACT 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 UCOMPUTER OPERATOR II, HR Req. 031955 UCOMSEC 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 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 UHELP 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 Sunday Carved London broil Teriyaki chicken Eggs Florentine Grill: Brunch station openLunchMonday Maple-glazed pork loin Turkey tetrazzini Breaded red snapper Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Lemon pepper chicken Beef stew Spicy potato wedges Grill: Buffalo burger Thursday Beef steak Bratwurst/sauerkraut Turkey cordon bleu Grill: Ham and cheeseJan. 11 Chicken cacciatore Italian mix grill Vegetable ragu Grill: Taco barCaf PacificDinnerSaturdayHerb roast chicken Provencal beef stew Veggie stir-frySundaySalisbury steak Chicken peapod stir-fry Baked cod almondineMondayFive-spice chicken Pork adobo Spicy tofu/vegetableTuesdayBroiled pork cutlet Herb-roast chicken Cottage pieThursdayThai grilled chicken Lamb couscous Ono with pineapple salsaWednesdayTop sirloin of beef ChefÂ’s choice Chicken MontereyTonightStir-fry to order Pork loin Szechuan chickenSaturday Spaghetti/meatballs Tortellini a la fresca Eggplant Parmesan Grill: Philly wrapTuesday Barbecued briskit Herb-baked wings Veggie/rice casserole Grill: Chuckwagon sandwich 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.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 15MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST, MECK, HR Req. 031386 U MANAGER, INVENTORY CONTROL, HR Req. 031542 MANAGER, NETWORK OPERATIONS, HR Req. 032115 AMATE, 500T, HR Req. 031526 UMDN NETWORK ENGINEER, HR Req. 032029 UMECHANIC 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 UMMW 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 UROI 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 USHIFT 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 UThe Small Arms Range will be inoperation, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday. Observe the hazard area between the posted red ags.STEVEDORE CHIEF, HR Req. 031574 ASUPERVISOR, RANGE TELECOM, HR Req. 032067 ASUPERVISOR WAREHOUSING, HR Req. 031532 USUPERVISOR CONFIGURATION AND DATA, HR Req. 031821 A SUPERVISOR LIGHT VEHICLE/SCOOTER, HR Req. 031196 ASYSTEMS ENGINEER I, III and IV, HR. Reqs. 031749, 031965, 031909, 031963 and 031011 ATECHNICAL ILLUSTRATOR, HR Req. 032123 UTELEMENTRY ENGINEER III, HR Req. 031723 ATRADEX 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 UWATER PLANT ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN, HR Req. 031562 UWATER 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

Friday Jan. 4,, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 16Col. Stevenson ReedREGISTRATION FOR THE University of Maryland Term III class SPCH 101 (Foundations of Speech Communication) begins Monday. Times to register are 1-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday at the University of ce or call 52800. A MANDATORY meeting for youth soccer referees will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday, in the Teen Center. Questions? Call 53796. KWAJALEIN SCUBA CLUB meets at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in Corlett Recreation Center Room 1. The community is invited to attend. CHILD AND YOUTH soccer skills clinic will be Thursday, on the high school soccer eld as follows. 4:45-5:15 p.m., kindergarten; 5-5:30 p.m., Grades 1-2; 5:15-5:45 p.m., Grades 3-4; 5:45-6:30 p.m., Grades 5-6 (boys) and 5:45-6:430 p.m., Grades 5-6 (girls). Questions? Call 53796.MACY’S NEW YEAR’S Sale, now through Jan. 11. All Christmas dcor, 60 percent off; select small appliances, 30 percent off; sand toys, 40 percent off; bicycle safety equipment, 30 percent off; golf bag boys, 30 percent off; golf duf es, 30 percent off; select golf balls, footballs, baseballs and baseball bats, 40 percent off; extra-large marine coolers, 35 percent off; all dive ns and booties, 40 percent off; all power tools, 35 percent off; select cutlery, 30 percent off; select decorative kitchenware, 30 percent off; large Rubbermaid plastics, 35 percent off; select grills and accessories, 35 percent off and video games, movies and music — buy one, get one free. REGISTER YOUR TEAM through Jan. 11 for the 2008 softball season. The season is Jan. 23 through March 22. Call or visit the Community Activities of ce in Building 805 to register your men’s, women, or co-ed team. Registration fee is $50 per team. Managers’ meeting is 5:30 p.m., Jan. 11 in the library conference room. To recruit, become a free agent or for information, call John, 53331.A STAMP CLASS will be 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Jan. 13, in the Religious Education Building. Cost is $20. Limited to 20 people. Call Community Education, 51078, and register as soon as possible. THE ANNUAL George Seitz Elementary School FatherDaughter dance is 6-9 p.m., Jan. 28, in the multi-purpose room. Dress is island formal. DIG PERMITS for housing residents are mandatory whenever ground disturbance is required. Such ground disturbances would include digging post holes for a fence or patio cover or digging a hole for a plant. Questions? Call 53288. WOODSHOP PATRONS. A reminder to come by the shop and make sure your wood/ projects have name and date on them so you may keep them in the shop. Wood without name will be removed after the rst of the year. UPDATES TO THE residential section of the Kwajalein telephone and island directory are currently being distributed. All residents will receive a pick-up announcement in their P.O. Box. You must present the form at the Post Of ce window to receive your copy. Businesses and organizations may copy their updates from the directory updates on the USAKA Business Web Homepage. Contact Ron Gamble in KRS Communications if you have questions. Saturday 7:05 a.m./6:44 p.m. 4:54 a.m./4:41 p.m. 2:28 a.m., 2.4’ 8:09 a.m., 0.7’ 2:43 p.m., 3.6’ 9:31 p.m., 0.3’ Sunday 7:05 a.m./6:44 p.m. 5:47 a.m./5:34 p.m. 3:11 a.m., 2.7’ 8:53 a.m., 0.4’ 3:21 p.m., 3.9’ 9:55 p.m., 0.0’ Monday 7:06 a.m./6:45 p.m. 6:40 a.m./6:29 p.m. 3:48 a.m., 2.9’ 9:31 a.m., 0.1’ 3:56 p.m., 4.2’ 10:26 p.m., 0.3’ Tuesday 7:06 a.m./6:45 p.m. 7:31 a.m./7:23 p.m. 4:21 a.m., 3.2’ 10:06 a.m., 0.1’ 4:29 p.m., 4.5’ 10:57 p.m., 0.5’ Wednesday 7:07 a.m./6:46 p.m. 8:19 a.m./8:16 p.m. 4:52 a.m., 3.4’ 4:39 a.m., 1.0’ 5:01 p.m., 4.6’ 10:39 p.m., 0.3’ Thursday 7:07 a.m./6:46 p.m. 9:04 a.m./9:08 p.m. 5:23 a.m., 3.5’ 11:12 a.m., 0.3’ 5:32 p.m., 4.7 11:57 p.m., 0.6’ Jan. 4 7:07 a.m./6:46 p.m. 9:47 a.m./9:58 p.m. 5:55 a.m., 3.6’ 11:45 a.m., 0.3’ 6:04 p.m., 4.7’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSaturday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ESE at 14-19 knots. Sunday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: E at 14-19 knots. Monday: Mostly cloudy, 60 percent showers. Winds: NE at 16-21 knots. Tuesday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE at 14-19 knots. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, 40 percent showers. Winds: ENE 15-20 knots. Thursday: Mostly cloudy, 40 percent showers. Winds: NE at 15-20 knots. Jan. 11: Mostly cloudy, 60 percent showers. Winds: E at 15-20 knots. Annual total: 0.47 inches Annual deviation: -0.03 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low TideSun  Moon  Tides ADS from Page 15 One show only at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in the multi-purpose room. The commander, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site, cordially invites you to a New Year’s reception, Jan. 13, in the Religious Education Bulding. R.S.V.P. by Saturday is required. Contact USAKA/RTS Protocol of ce for assigned time slot. Call Roberta Jones, 54932, or e-mail roberta.J.Jones@US.Army.Mil Attire is island casual. Class B for military.IT’S NOT YOUR ORDINARY SHOW. THIS RENOWNED HUSBAND AND WIFE ACT PUT ON A FUN PERFORMANCE FOR ALL AGES. WITH ENTERTAINEMNT FROM FACE AND BODY PAINTING TO MAGIC, BALLOON ART, AND COMEDY, THEIR PERFORMANCE IS CROWD-PLEASING AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY. There will be a power outage Sunday to connect Vault 1246 to the grid. Feeder 4 will be de-energized at 8 a.m. and power should be restored before midnight. The following facilities will be affected: Vault 885: Fac. 857 San Juan Of ce/Mancamp B Fac. 858 San Juan Mancamp C Fac. 894 Corps Of Engineers Fac. 886 Lift Station (Mancamp) Fac. 888 Lift Station (Mancamp) Fac. 893 GPS Admin Of ce Fac. 872 Yacht Club Fac. 878 Camp Hamilton Vault 1060: Fac. 1059 Lift Station (Near Fac. 1060) Fac. 1060 Warehouse (Environmental Refrigerated Sample Storage) Fac. 1104 Warehouse Copier/Printer Repair Shop Fac. 1105 Warehouse Fac. 1106 Printer/Copier Storage Fac. 1108 WIP Stores Fac. 1173 IFICS Admin Of ce, and Warehouse Vault 1088: Fac. 1036 KRS Corporate Of ces Fac. 1076 GMD Of ce Trailer Vault 1113: Fac. 1114 Warehouse Fac. 1115 Warehouse Fac. 1116 ABS Warehouse Questions? Call Charles, 53426.