The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 A b b i e W a r r e n r i g h t g i v e s h e r a t t e n t i o n t o D e n v e r B r o n c o c h e e r l e a d e r Abbie Warren, right, gives her attention to Denver Bronco cheerleader S a r a h C u l t e r a s M a d d i e G r e e n e c e n t e r a n d S t e p h a n i e W a s h b u r n j o i n i n Sarah Culter as Maddie Greene, center, and Stephanie Washburn join in d u r i n g t h e c h e e r l e a d i n g c l i n i c T u e s d a y a f t e r n o o n a t R i c h a r d s o n T h e a t e r during the cheerleading clinic Tuesday afternoon at Richardson Theater. F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 4 For more, see Page 4. ( P h o t o b y J J K l e i n ) (Photo by JJ Klein) www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/Hourglass/hourglass.html
Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 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: email@example.comCommanding Of cer......Col. Stevenson ReedPublic Affairs Of cer (acting)............Bert JonesEditor......................................Nell Drumheller Graphics Designer..........................Dan Adler Reporter..............................................JJ Klein commentary Maybe weÂ’ll return to days of common senseSee COMMON SENSE, Page 12 I have written many words beating up on the U.S. government and American corporations for doing boneheaded and unscrupulous things in the past few years that have put the country in a very precarious economic situation. Yes, the government has spent money like a drunk on Saturday night and run up massive debt. Yes, corporations have sent jobs overseas and been involved in all kinds of shady dealings. But, as the saying goes Â— it takes two to tango.If we want to know who else is to blame besides the government and big business for the scal crisis the country is in Â— we have to look in the mirror Â— because they is us. When I watch a TV Â‘ nancial adviceÂ’ show and there are people on the program who have $25,000 (or even more) in credit card debt, a mortgage three times what they can afford and then cry about how broke they are, I canÂ’t believe it. I mean, well, duh! The data says the average American family has almost $10,000 in credit card debt and less than $2,000 in savings. LetÂ’s face it, weÂ’re a Â‘gotta-have-itnow, worry-about-it-laterÂ’ society. In days gone by, believe it or not, people would save their money Â— sometimes for years, sometimes working two jobs or more Â— until they had enough cash to buy what they wanted. What a strange concept, huh? But now, all we have to do is whip out the plastic and itÂ’s instant grati cation. Americans de nitely have the Scarlett OÂ’Hara way of looking at things. For those of you who have never seen the movie classic, Gone With the Wind OÂ’Hara was a Civil War-era southern belle, who, when involved in an unpleasant situation, would always say, Â“I wonÂ’t think about that today, IÂ’ll think about it tomorrow.Â” Or how about the old Popeye cartoons? You know, where Wimpy always says, Â“IÂ’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.Â” It seems OÂ’Hara and Wimpy have been in charge of our nances for a long time now. Americans donÂ’t want to do it the oldfashioned way Â— waiting until they can actually afford to buy something. No, itÂ’s de nitely buy it now, worry later. Most people, myself included, blame the credit card companies, mortgage companies and banks for pushing subprime loans and credit card offers to people who werenÂ’t in a nancial position to take out a mortgage or have credit cards. Many ask why the banks and mortgage companies loaned money to such high risk people in the rst place. Well, think back two or three years ago. The price of housing was literally going through the roof and houses were selling like never before. The banks and mortgage lenders gured if the people they loaned money to couldnÂ’t make the payments Â— no problem. TheyÂ’d simply foreclose and sell the house(s) at a huge pro t in the red-hot market. I guess they never gured on a housing bubble jumping up and biting them in the behind to the tune of billions of dollars. Boy, what a bunch of nancial wizards, huh? What happened to the days when you darn near had to prove you didnÂ’t need a loan before a bank or mortgage company would give you one? And although itÂ’s true that greedy mortgage and credit card companies are to blame for most of the subprime housing mess, the loss of billions of dollars and the crushing credit card debt many people have, they didnÂ’t twist anyoneÂ’s arms to take those loans or use those credit cards. It may be a harsh thing to say, but the people who took out those mortgages and ran up that credit card debt knew they couldnÂ’t afford it. They knew they were getting in huge trouble, but they did it anyway. So they share a major portion of the blame for the dire situation they nd themselves in now. And you know, itÂ’s not just Â‘poorÂ’ people who got in too deep. Many middle class, educated, Â‘should-know-betterÂ’ people are up to their ears in debt. It seems very few Americans have ever heard the adage, Â‘live within your means.Â’ That pearl of wisdom simply says that if you canÂ’t afford it, donÂ’t buy it. It should be a simple rule of thumb for people to understand, but it doesnÂ’t appear that many do. Or maybe they just like OÂ’HaraÂ’s approach better. Or maybe WimpyÂ’s. To be fair though, Americans have
The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 3Defense Department works to eliminate gaps in medical care for wounded servicemembers By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press ServiceThe trauma care that U.S. servicemembers receive is the best in the world, but the Defense Department must continue to eliminate gaps in the medical process as patients move from DoD facilities to the Department of Veterans Affairs and to private hospitals, a senior Pentagon medical of cial said. Dr. Stephen L. Jones, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, said the military health systemÂ’s future hinges on how it will become more ef cient and how it will be more transparent to patients and families. The Defense Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs are working closely together to share medical records, Jones said. Â“We have been working to ensure we have secure, global reach of electronic health records,Â” he explained. Â“The DoD and VA records would be integrated so when you saw that health provider in the VA, he would have access to the records from when the patient rst entered the system.Â” Groups appointed to study the system identi ed the need to x seams between military and VA medical care, Jones said. Â“All of the task forces and commissions said we needed more integration and cooperation between the DoD and VA, and weÂ’ve made tremendous strides,Â” he said. Â“Are we where we need to be? No, because health records are a bit more complicated than nancial institutions or airlines and such. Many more components have to be included Â– radiology, nutrition, provider nodes Â– all of the various aspects that touch you when you are in the health care eld.Â” Record-sharing may be only the beginning, Jones said. Â“We are looking, for example, at whether it would behoove us to have one inpatient system that would be used by DoD and the VA,Â” he said. Â“That study is under way now, and we will have recommendations in March.Â” Another gap that needs to be closed is between government and privatesector health of cials, Jones said. Many private health care providers are not as far along as DoD and VA in keeping electronic patient records, he explained, so the records from a bene ciaryÂ’s visit to a private physician may not make it into his or her military medical record. Â“We need to build a system that will allow the folks working with patients and military families access to the records Â– whether it be DoD, VA, the state or a private institution,Â” Jones said. Privatesector health care providers and the government are working to set information technology standards for health care records, he added. Improved ef ciency in Tricare and other third-party insurance payments is another goal for the military health system, Jones said. He also pointed out that Congress has told the Defense Department to address changes in Tricare cost shares. While private insurance plans are indexed to keep pace with in ation, the costshare portion of Tricare has not changed since 1996, he explained. As military medicine moves forward, more and more work is going into how the system treats traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorders. The department is moving out on these and other aspects of psychological health, Jones said, and Congress has funded additional research into these disorders. Â“Exciting things are happening and will happen in that area,Â” he said. The department has added specialists closer to the front to help warriors with psychological wounds. Jones said the military has come a long way toward eliminating the stigma associated with seeking mental health help, but more needs to be done. Â“LetÂ’s erase the stigma associated with psychological wounds,Â” he said. Â“Whether itÂ’s a wound to your body or a wound to your mind, itÂ’s the same thing. You need to get assistance.Â” Jones said substandard conditions found at Walter Reed Army Medical Center last year gave the department Â“a black eye.Â” He noted that the problems at Walter Reed were not in trauma care, but in follow-on care and administrative processes. Â“The department has made tremendous strides in trying to improve the care around the wounded warriors and their families,Â” he said. At the Military Health Services annual conference here next week, Jones will host a discussion on the future of military health care. This yearÂ’s conference theme is Â“Caring for AmericaÂ’s Heroes.Â” More than 3,000 attendees are expected. The conference is an attempt to communicate ideas throughout the force, and also provides an opportunity for DoD leaders to get input from the eld, Jones said. But it all begins with people, Jones said, and the nationÂ’s wounded warriors are in the best possible hands. From the medics and corpsmen on the ground to the doctors at the combat support hospitals to the specialists at Walter Reed and the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md., all are providing the best trauma care in the world, he said. Â“Without that team, without that system, we would not be able to do the job that we are doing,Â” Jones said. Servicemembers who would have died of their injuries in the past are now surviving, thanks to the commitment, training and medical know-how of those personnel, he said. President George W. Bush meets with co-chairs of the PresidentÂ’s Commission on Care for AmericaÂ’s Returning Wounded Warriors on July 25, in the Oval Of ce at the White House. (White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)
The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 See CHEERLEADERS, Page 65Denver Bronco cheerleaders bring youth cheerleading clinic, performance to Kwaj Opposite page: Yomoko Kemem learns a cheerleading pose from Sarah Lockhart. Above: cheerleaders Emily Harper, left, and Sarah Culter teach cheer routines to girls at the cheerleading clinic Tuesday afternoon at Richardson Theater. (Photos by JJ Klein)Hourglass reportsSixteen representatives from the Denver Broncos cheerleading squad visited Kwajalein this week. The cheerleaders and support team are touring U.S. military installations as a part of the Armed Forces Entertainment and United ServicemenÂ’s Organization program. The cheerleaders held a clinic for young people on Tuesday afternoon and performed a show combining singing, dancing, skits and cheer routines on Wednesday evening. Both events were at Richardson Theater. Approximately 150 young people attended the clinic on Tuesday, learning about the basics of cheerleading. The grounds of the Richardson Theater were packed on Wednesday evening with young people and adults watching the evening performance. Members of the community were invited on stage to participate in parts of the show. This is the sixth tour the Denver Bronco cheerleaders have made in conjunction with AFE and USO. Entering their 15th season, the Denver Broncos cheerleaders are one of the premier teams in the National Football League. The Broncos brought back cheerleaders in 1993 after a 17-year absence and are proud of the work the team does both on the eld and most importantly in the community. The Broncos Cheerleaders are selected through auditions held each spring. In 2007, 300 women tried out for the 34 available positions. Auditions focus primarily on dance ability; however, appearance, personal accomplishments and community involvement also are contributing factors. Stanley Baird, a jazz musician, will be the next AFE entertainer visiting Kwajalein. He is schedule to perform on Feb. 13 on Roi-Namur and on Feb. 14 on Kwajalein. He will be the featured act at the ValentineÂ’s Day program in the garden. Throughout his career, Baird has covered every aspect of jazz. In 1991, he formed The Stanley Baird Group and since then has released six albums with Traf c Jam being the latest release. For more information on AFE tours, contact Kim Parker at 53331.
Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass CHEERLEADERS, from Page 5 6 Kwajalein girls of all ages participated in the clinic Tuesday afternoon at Richardson Theater. Kwajalein girls of all ages participated in the clinic Tuesday afternoon at Richardson Theater. KwajaleingirlsofallagesparticipatedintheclinicTuesdayafternoonatRichardsonTheater. ajaleingirlsofallagesparticipatedintheclinicTuesdayafternoonatRichardsonTheater Kwajalein girls of all ages participated in the clinic Tuesday afternoon at Richardson Theater. ajalein girls of all ages participated in the clinic Tuesday afternoon at Richardson Theate Kwajalein girls of all ages participated in the clinic Tuesday afternoon at Richardson Theater. KwajaleingirlsofallagesparticipatedintheclinicTuesdayafternoonatRichardsonTheate ( P h o t o b y J J K l e i n ) (Photo by JJ Klein) Tom Cardillo gets treated to a serenade by cheerleaders Wednesday evening. (Photo by JJ Klein) Cheerleader Sarah Culter gives instructions to Graeson Cossey, left, and Christina Jones at the cheerleading clinic. (Photo by JJ Klein)
The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 7 Joe Makua chats with the cheerleaders Wednesday evening. (Photo by JJ Klein) Singing as well as dancing and cheerleading routines are part of the ) A cheerleader ies through the air at the cheerleading clinic Tuesday. (Photo by JJ Klein)
Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8Kwajalein Running Club holds Ride Â’n Park Monday Eight servicemembers die in Global War on Terror Hourglass reportsTwo speedy team pairs nished rst and second just eleven seconds apart after more than an hour of running and biking three 3.89-mile loops around Kwaj air eld on Monday. Ben Bartyzel of ALTAIR and Jon Jahnke of Kwajalein Jr-Sr High School nished rst with a team time of one-hour and four-minutes even. Thomas Cardillo and Stephanie Los, both of KRS Mission Ops, were second in one-hour, four-minutes and 11-seconds. Ten other teams eshed out the field, including the husband-wife teams of Brent and Krystal Peterson and Eric and Candace Everts. The bikes were colorful and varied. They included skinny-wheeled racing bikes, touring 10-speeds, mountain bikes and even some fat tired Â‘KwajÂ’ bikes. Some KRC events are grueling and some are novelties; Ride Â’n Park is both. Here is how it works: Teams of two persons share a bike while traveling the 3.89-mile air eld loop three times. One member starts the loop on foot and the other on the bike near the Atoll Air Terminal, both traveling clockwise. The biker leaves the bike in a handoff zone by the Shark Pit and immediately runs back to the start area. The teammate nds the bike, and rides back to the Atoll Air Terminal where he or she leaves the bike for his or her teammate. Three loops of this and each teamÂ’s second nisher determines the team total time. Runners and bikers start the Park and Ride Race Monday. (Photo by JJ Klein) Three Soldiers died Jan. 16 of wounds suffered in Balad, Iraq when they were attacked by grenade and small arms re during combat operations. They were assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Killed were: Pfc. Danny L. Kimme 27, of Fisher, Ill., and Spc. John P. Sigsbee 21, of Waterville, N.Y. who died in Balad and Pfc. David H. Sharrett II 27, of Oakton, Va., who died in Pallouata, Iraq. Staff Sgt. Justin R. Whiting 27, of Hancock, N.Y., died Saturday in Mosul, Iraq of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell. Spc. Jon M. Schoolcraft, III 26, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, died Saturday in Taji, Iraq of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Scho eld Barracks, Hawaii. Spc. Richard B. Burress 25, of Naples, Fla., died Saturday in Al Jabour, Iraq of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Lance Cpl. James M. Gluff 20, of Tunnel Hill, Ga., died Saturday while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Sgt. Michael R. Sturdivant 20, of Conway, Ark., died Tuesday in Kirkuk, Iraq of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident during convoy operations. He was assigned to the 431st Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 9 Religious Services Catholic Saturday Mass, 5:30 p.m., in the small chapel. Sunday Mass, 9:15 a.m., in the main chapel. Mass on Roi is at 12:30 p.m., in Roi chapel. Protestant Sunday 8 and 10:45 a.m., on Kwaj and Roi-Namur service at 4 p.m.Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. Baptist 9:40 a.m., Sunday, in elementary school music room. Latter-Day Saints 10 a.m., Sunday, in Corlett Recreation Center, Room 3. Church of Christ 10 a.m., Sunday, in Quarters 442-A. Jewish services Last Friday of the month in the Religious Education Building. Times will vary. Contact the ChaplainÂ’s office for more information. HELP WANTED Sunday Carved London broil Salmon croquettes Pork pimento Grill: Brunch station openLunchMonday Broiled hamburger steak Sweet-and-sour pork Bacon and cheese quiche Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Southern fried chicken Barbecued spareribs Cornmeal-fried cat sh Grill: Cheddar burger Thursday Mambo pork roast Jerk chicken wings Jamaica meat pie Grill: Ham stackerFeb. 1 Corned beef/cabbage Irish lamb stew Tuna casserole Grill: Cheese goblerCaf PacificDinnerSaturdayGrilled minute steak Chicken stew Marinated salmonSundayChar grilled short ribs Chicken divan Vegetarian tofuMondayBeef pot pie Hawaiian ham steak Oriental veggie stir-fryTuesdayBraised Swiss steak Chicken nuggets Vegetarian lentilsThursdaySpaghetti Eggplant Parmesan Chicken AlfredoWednesdayTop sirloin Roast herb chicken Vegetable chow funTonightPancake supper Smoked beef briskit Szechuan chickenSaturday Bistik tagalog Inahow baboy Pancit bihon Grill: Teriyaki burgerTuesday Meat lasagna Spinach lasagna Broccoli stir-fry Grill: Sloppy Joes KRS 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 www.krsjv.com. Job descriptions for other openings are located at Human Resources, Building 700. NEED EXTRA money? KRS employment applications are continually accepted for all Community Services departments and the Human Resources temporary pool for casual positions. Some examples of these positions are: sport of cials, scorekeepers, delivery drivers, lifeguards, catering/dining room workers, medical of ce receptionists, temporary of ce support, etc. For more information, call the KRS HR Of ce at 54916. ON ISLAND HIRES AC&R TECHNICIANS I, full-time, Kwaj Ops., HR Reqs. K050009. CARPENTER II, full-time, Kwaj Ops, HR Req. K050158 CARPENTER III, full-time, Kwaj Ops, HR Req. K050047 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 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. 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=KRS AC&R TECHNICIAN II and III, four positions, HR Reqs. 031378, 031454, 031604, 031508 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. AUTO BODY SHOP LEAD, HR 031502 UAUTO BODY TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031508 UCALIBRATION REPAIR TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 032055CARPENTER IV, HR Reqs. 031524 and 031442 U CDC INSTRUCTOR, HR Req. 032019 U CHIEF ENGINEER, HR Req. 032049 U COMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN II, III, HR Reqs. 031941, 031967 and 031883 U COMPUTER OPERATOR II, HR Req. 031955 U COMSEC TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031957 U CYS TECHNOLOGY LAB LEAD, HR Req. 031831 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 and 031580 U ELECTRICIAN LEAD, HR Req. 031448 U ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN I, II, III, HR Reqs. 031719, 031825, 032147, 031959, 031743 and 031931 U ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER/SCIENTIST II, HR Req. 032159 U EQUIPMENT REPAIR TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 032101 A FIELD ENGINEER I and II, HR Reqs. 031867 and 031753 A FIRE SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031428 U FIREFIGHTER, HR Reqs. 031268, 031312, 031316, 031544, 031554, 031430, 031318, 031556 and 031558 U HARBOR CONTROLLER, HR Req. 031568 U HARDWARE ENGINEER I and II, HR Reqs. 032005, 031897, 031979, 031149 and 032065 A HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC III, HR Req. 031572 UHELP DESK TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 032109 UHOUSING INSPECT/EST/MAINT SPECIALIST, HR Req. 031390 U HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST IV, HR Req. 032103 U
Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 KEAMS FUNCTIONAL ANALYST, HR Req. 032121 A KWAJALEIN POWER PLANT, OPERATOR ELECTRIC, HR Req. 031494 U KWAJALEIN SUPPORT RADAR LEAD, HR Req. 032139 A LEAD ELECTRICIAN, HR Req. 031586 U LEAD FIRE INSPECTOR, HR Req. 031424 U LEAD MECHANINC, SMALL BOAT MARINA, HR Req. 032135 U LEAD WELDER, HR 031198 U LICENSED MARINER I, HR Req. 031456 U LINE COOK, HR Req. 032155 UMAINTENANCE SPECIALIST, HR Req. 031484 UMAINTENANCE SPECIALIST, MECK, HR Req. 031386 U MANAGER, INVENTORY CONTROL, HR Req. 031542 MANAGER, KWAJ OPERATIONS, HR Req. 031468 A MANAGER, NETWORK OPERATIONS, HR Req. 032115 A MATE, 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 Reqs. 031512 and 031566 UMECK POWER PLANT MECHANIC III, HR Req. 031462 UMECK POWER PLANT SUPERVISOR, HR Req. 031598 U MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST, HR Req. 032015 U MISSION TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, HR Req. 031991 A NETWORK ENGINEER III, HR Req. 031167 ANETWORK ENGINEER IIIÂ–MO, HR Req. 031855 A OPERATOR, SPACE SURVEILLANCE, HR Req. 031137 UOPTICS HARDWARE ENGINEER I, HR Req. 032153 U 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 PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK III, HR Req. 031420 UPROGRAMMER/ ANALYST-SUPPLY and MAINT, HR Req. 031841 A PROJECT CONTROLS ENGINEER II, HR Req. 032133 U PROJECT ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD, HR Req. 032163 UPUBLIC INTERNET SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR, HR Req. 031763 U PROPERTY SPECIALIST I, HR Req. 031875 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 IV, HR Req. 032047 ASERVER ADMINISTRATOR III, HR Req. 032085 A SHEETMETAL WORKER III, HR Reqs. 031446 and 031422 U SHIFT SUPERVISOR, CAFE ROI, HR Req. 032125 U SOFTWARE COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST, HR Req. 032089 SOFTWARE ENGINEER, HR Req. 031975 A SOFTWARE ENGINEER III, HR Req. 032073 A SOFTWARE ENGINEER IV, HR Req. 031951 A STEVEDORE CHIEF, HR Req. 031574 A SUBCONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR, HR Req. 031851 U SUPERVISOR BODY VP&P, HR Req. 031510 ASUPERVISOR, HAZARDOUS WASTE, HR REq. 031582 USUPERVISOR, IMAGING, HR Req. 032151 A SUPERVISOR, PLUMBING SHOP, HR Req. 031594 U SUPERVISOR, POL SERVICES, HR Req. 031592 U 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, 031963, 032143 and 031011 A SYSTEMS ENGINEER IV, HR Req. 032165 UTELEMENTRY ENGINEER III, HR Req. 031723 ATRADEX OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, HR Req. 032157 UTRADEX RADAR FIELD ENGINEER-RECEIVERS, HR Req. 032061 UTRADEX TRANSMITTER ENGINEER, HR Req. 032081 ATRAFFIC AGENT I AND II, HR Reqs. 031560 and 031552 UTRANSMITTER HARDWARE ENGINEER, HR Req. 032145 U WAREHOUSEMEN LEAD, HR Reqs. 031600 and 031564 UWATER PLANT ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN, HR Req. 031562 UWATER PLANT OPERATOR III, HR Req. 030826 U WATER PLANT OPERATOR IV, HR Req. 031590 UWATER TREATMENT TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031516 UWELDER IV, HR Reqs. 031444 and 030834 U U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll OFFICE 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 Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 11 reasonable offer will be accepted, view at http: //www2.whidbey.com/seelye/lecomte/lecomte.htm. Call David, 54698. COMPUTER DESK CHAIR, $20; toaster oven $15; Bear Cat scanner, $25; Weight Gain 2000, $20; Fender Hotrod deluxe guitar amp, $500; Line 6 Uber Metal Pedal, $50; M-Audio Trigger Finger $100; telescope Celestron 6-inches f/5 Newtonian on CG4 mount, with motor drive, webcam and carry case, $300. Call 53329. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS new hardcover, $15; Eragon/Eldest hardcover boxed set, $10; boysÂ’ blue blazer, size 18, $10; tap shoes size 7W, $10; dansneakers, size 7 , $10; size 34 Tyr swimteam colored female suit, $10. Call 52312. GAME CUBE console, two controllers, one memory card, seven games and one microphone, $125. Call 54517, after 5:30 p.m. WETSUITS BY XCEL, Hawaii, shortie-style, size small, Farmer John-style, size large, $50 each. Call 55945. CRAFTSMAN AIR compressor, 80-gallon, fivehorsepower, 240 volt single phase, $500. Call 52725. TWO 1993 100-HORSEPOWER Mercury Mariner engines, run great, lots of accessories and spare parts, $4,000. Call 55987 and leave message. JVC TV, 27-inch, $50. Call 54778 and leave a message. HIDEAWAY COMPUTER desk, $100; entertainment center for 32-inch TV, $75; boysÂ’ 20-inch chopper bike, $20 and two tness balls with video and accessories, $10 each. Call 55875. MAGNAVOX COLOR TV, 19-inch with remote, $75; king-size feather bed, six months old, washable cover, $50; beach chair in great shape, $6; foam water noodles, barely used, $2 each; new adult life jacket, $6; Ice chest, medium, $6 and beautiful, new, big porcelain doll in box, must see to appreciate, $50. Call 54737. LESTER Â‘BETSY ROSSÂ’ spinet upright piano with bench seat, $225. Call 53731. BC-SEAQUEST PRO QD w/DACOR Viper regulator and octupus with Sportster computer console, $900; twin bed, $150 and breadmaker, $20. Call 59786.SHIMANO FOUR-SPEED hub, new, never installed, $40; Craftsman air compressor, -horsepower, threegallon, $100 and work/storage area, you move it, free. Call Toby, 55590. BOAT LOT 69 with a eight-foot by 24-foot shipping container boathouse, $300 and Boat Lot 10 with an eight-foot by 20-foot insulated shipping container with air-conditioning, $600. Call Dennis, 51850, work, or 54489, home. FULL-SIZE MATTRESS, box, $100; 19-inch wide ViewSonic LCD, $100; Peavey 30w bass amp, $50; solid wood bookcase with two shelves, $30; hand vacuum, $10 and alarm clock radio, $10. All available Thursday. Call 52698. COMMUNITY NOTICESENJOY BALLROOM DANCING, 7-9:30 p.m., Saturday, in the multi-purpose room. Free and open to the community. Adults and high school students. Casual attire. Review class 7 -7:30 p.m. Bring your own non-alcoholic beverages. Questions? Call Cheryl or Dick, 51684. EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, Sunrise Bakery hours are 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday and 7 a.m.-noon, weekends and holidays.MACYÂ’S SUPER BOWL sale, Monday through Feb. 4. Greeting cards, 75 percent off; party supplies; 50 percent off; jar candles and votives, 50 percent off; West Marine boat shoes, $5; toys, 40-50 percent off; Roi Rats shirts, 50 percent off marked down price and sneakers, 25 percent off. MACYÂ’S FURNITURE and home furnishings sale runs through Feb. 4. Rosewood, 40-50 percent off; Sauder, Winsomewood and childrenÂ’s furniture, 50 percent off; lamps, 40 percent off; framed pictures, 30 percent off; mirrors, 60 percent off, Waterford, ne china and novelty dishware (logo items excluded), 40 percent off and La-Z-Boy furniture, 15 percent off. THE NEXT BOATERÂ’S ORIENTATION class is 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. Questions? Call 53643.MANDATORY ISLAND ORIENTATION begins at 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, in Community Activities Center Room 6. It is required for all new island arrivals. It is not recommended for family members under 10. Questions? Call 51134.THE MARSHALL ISLANDS Council of NonGovernmental Organizations will hold a grant writing workshop at noon, Wednesday, in the Religious Education Building. For information or to request applications, call Cris, 52935. THE KWAJALEIN TENNIS Club is having an organizational meeting at 6 p.m., Feb. 3, at the tennis courts. New club of cers will be nominated. The club will barbecue. If you are interested in joining the tennis club, stop by. For additional information, contact Rich Russell at 54632.THE OPTOMETRIST will see patients Feb. 5-17. Call 52223 or 52224 to schedule limited appointments. The optometrist has increased exam fees by $5. TALENT IS NEEDED for Kaleidoscope of Music on March 16. Questions? Call 50227. KRS/CHUGACH/AIRSCAN health benefits. The 2008 Aetna Insurance cards for KRS/Chugach/AirScan employees have been mailed. Only members who made changes to their bene ts during the 2008 open enrollment period will receive a new Aetna ID card. Changes include name changes, new members, dependent changes, and members moving into a new plan/account. If no changes were made to your bene ts information from 2007 to 2008, continue to use your existing insurance card. If you nd an error, lost, misplaced, or did not receive your card(s), contact Health Bene ts to have a new card re-issued to you at 51888(Grace) or 50939(Marilyn) GOVERNMENT FURNISHINGS are assigned to the occupant upon arrival. Residents are responsible for the care and security of this property. Residents are not authorized to trade or remove government property from any quarters. Call 53434, to arrange for delivery or return of furnishings and hospitality kits. If items are placed outside or unattended, the occupant will be charged for losses or damage. ALL CARGO AND BAGGAGE transiting between Kwajalein and Roi-Namur needs to be checked no later than 30 minutes prior to posted ight close-out times. On Kwajalein, all cargo and baggage needs to be brought to the main terminal area in Building 901 for processing. All baggage, dive gear, snorkel gear, golf bags, surfboards, wakeboards, etc., will not be accepted at the passenger check-in counter. Each passenger may have only one carry-on bag that meets the established size requirement. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings are held at 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Sundays, in the Religious Education Building upstairs across from the library. There will be an open AA meeting Sunday. Everyone is welcome. Questions? 50227. THREE PALMS SNACK BAR hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. with pizza delivery 5-8 p.m., seven days a week. U.S. ARMY KWAJALEIN ATOLL Policy 200-1 has established the Eniwetak Conservation Area. The policy prohibits approaching or anchoring within 300 meters of Eniwetak Islet, accessing Eniwetak Islet without authorization, shing, boating, diving, snorkeling or skin diving within the ECA, taking, killing, harvesting, harassing or endangering marine or terrestial wildlife resource or habitat within the ECA. The policy is applicable to all USAKA residents, visitors, and any persons present for any reason on U.S.-controlled defense sites (persons granted access to USAKA under provisions of USAKA Reg. 109-10, Entry and Exit procedures). Violation of the policy may result in termination of employment at USAKA, administrative bar or termination of recreational privileges including boating and diving. Questions regarding the ECA should be addressed to USAKA Environmental, 55449, or Kwajalein Range Services Environmental, 51134. A power outage is scheduled for, 7:30 a.m.-midnight, Monday, to disconnect Vault 885 from the distribution system. 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.
Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass12COMMON SENSE, from PAGE 2Sun Â Moon Â Tides Saturday 7:10 a.m./6:53 p.m. 10:47 p.m./10:20 a.m. 6:30 a.m., 3.8Â’ 12:29 a.m., 0.6Â’ 6:37 p.m., 4.4Â’ 12:25 p.m., 0.3Â’ Sunday 7:10 a.m./6:53 p.m. 11:32 p.m./10:58 a.m 7:01 a.m., 3.7Â’ 12:55 a.m., 0.4Â’ 7:04 p.m., 4.0Â’ 12:56 p.m., 0.0Â’ Monday 7:10 a.m./6:53 p.m. /11:36 a.m. 7:29 a.m., 3.5Â’ 1:21 a.m., 0.1Â’ 7:30 p.m., 3.5Â’ 1:27 p.m., 0.4Â’ Tuesday 7:10 a.m./6:53 p.m. 12:17 a.m./12:15 p.m. 8:01 a.m., 3.3Â’ 1:21 a.m., 0.1Â’ 7:55 p.m., 3.0Â’ 2:01 p.m., 0.8Â’ Wednesday 7:10 a.m./6:53 p.m. 1:04 a.m./12:58 p.m. 8:38 a.m., 3.0Â’ 2:10 a.m., 0.5Â’ 8:24 p.m., 2.5Â’ 2:45 p.m., 1.2Â’ Thursday 7:10 a.m./6:53 p.m. 1:54 a.m./1:43 p.m. 9:34 a.m., 2.7Â’ 2:40 a.m., 0.9Â’ 9:12 p.m., 2.0Â’ 4:10 p.m., 1.5Â’ Feb. 1 7:02 a.m./6:56 p.m. 2:45 a.m./2:32 p.m. 11:35 a.m., 2.6Â’ 3:34 a.m., 1.2Â’ 7:42 p.m., 1.4Â’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSaturday: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: NE at 12-18 knots. Sunday: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: NE at 12-18 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, 40 percent showers. Winds: NE at 15-21 knots. Tuesday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE at 15-21 knots. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE 16-22 knots. Thursday: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: NE at 15-20 knots. Feb. 1: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: NE at 14-19 knots. Annual total: 4.87 inches Annual deviation: +0.91 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low Tide been encouraged to embrace the credit card culture. After all, our elected of cials told us to Â‘go shoppingÂ’ after Sept. 11 or the terrorists would win. We were told it was our patriotic duty because consumer spending was 75 percent of the U.S. economy ( even if most of what we were buying was made in foreign countries). Spend, spend, spend and let the chips fall where they may. You know, like the government does. But the trouble with putting off worrying about things until tomorrow is that tomorrow has a nasty habit of coming around. ThatÂ’s pretty much where America is right now. Tomorrow is here. You see folks, the Â‘vibrantÂ’ economy we heard so much about until recently is built on mountains of debt Â— government debt and consumer debt and the bill is coming due. ItÂ’s like a concrete building with the rebar rotting away inside. When the rebar is rotted through, the concrete begins to crumble. In this case, the rebar is our debt and the concrete is the economy. The concrete was looking OK from the outside, but inside itÂ’s been getting pretty ugly. WeÂ’re seeing chunks starting to fall off the economic concrete now as that pesky debt stuff is threatening us with recession and other unpleasantness. I get nervous when I hear the presidential candidates and those in power in Washington, D.C. coming up with all these economic stimulus packages. ItÂ’s like watching magicians trying to pull rabbits out of their hats. It worries me that the main part of those packages, no matter which political party is represented, is tax cuts in one form or another. Some say give cuts to corporations so theyÂ’ll hire more people and buy more equipment. Some say give cuts and rebates to poor people and the middle class because theyÂ’ll spend it faster. Some say make the current tax cuts permanent. Yada, yada, yada. But IÂ’d like to ask a question if I may. ArenÂ’t tax cuts a big reason why weÂ’re in this mess to begin with? IsnÂ’t ghting two wars and other government spending without having the money to pay for everything part of our troubles? WhereÂ’s the money coming from for this $145 billion economic stimulus package we hear of? Oh, yeah, weÂ’ll just borrow it from China and Saudi Arabia. Everyone knows the Federal Reserve lowered the prime interest rate yet again by .75 basis points on Wednesday. But lowering interest rates will probably cause the U.S. dollar to slide even further into oblivion, thereby causing rampant in ation as foreigners charge us more dollars for their goods? WouldnÂ’t that cause recession? If one reads history, one will see that there have been many powerful empires and nations through the ages. They all disappeared, or at least became mere shadows of what they once were, mostly because, for one reason or another, they spent themselves broke Â—usually ghting wars Â— and their currency became worthless. America is not immune to that fate. IÂ’m not an economist by any stretch of the imagination, but I fail to see how tax cuts and lower interest rates are going to x the economy when itÂ’s debt caused by tax cuts and a plunging dollar caused by lower interest rates that damaged the economy in the rst place. Maybe someone smarter can explain it to me. WerenÂ’t we told once upon a time that big tax cuts would actually bring more revenue into the federal treasury? Soooo . why are we broke? If we were honest with ourselves, we would see that only hard, painful sacri ces can save our country, our economy and us. Down deep, we all know that tax increases and severe cuts in government spending are what is needed. We have to have a balanced federal budget. We just canÂ’t go on with massive debt and borrowing money to pay for it without a day of reckoning. But are Americans willing to make those sacri ces? What if a politician running for president told us that he or she was going to raise taxes, cut government programs, raise the retirement age, cut Social Security and Medicare Bene ts, get out of Iraq and Afghanistan, close all of our 800 military bases in 20 foreign countries and bring our troops home from wherever they were in the world. What if he or she said that whatever was necessary to balance the federal budget would be done, no matter how painful? Do you think that politician would stand a chance of getting elected? Hey, weÂ’re all sel sh and have a tendency to look out for numero uno. I canÂ’t honestly say I would vote for anyone with that agenda myself, even though I know that drastic measures need to be taken. I donÂ’t want anything taken away from me anymore than anyone else does. I sure donÂ’t want to see Social Security and Medicare cuts. Hey, take it from someplace else. Leave mine the heck alone Â— or at least wait until IÂ’m dead to mess with it. The trouble is, everyone feels the same way. But who knows, maybe this scal crisis will turn out to be a good thing. It might scare our government, our corporations and consumers back to the days when things were done with a little common sense and sound business practices, like, you know, having more income than outgo. If we can get ourselves out of this mess weÂ’re in, maybe weÂ’ll see things in a new light and at long last, get our nancial act together.