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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 K w a j a l e i n H o s p i t a l p e r s o n n e l p a r t i c i p a t e i n a m a s s c a s u a l t y e x e r c i s e Kwajalein Hospital personnel participate in a mass casualty exercise. Q u a l i t y o f h e a l t h c a r e o n K w a j a l e i n i s o n e o f t h e c o m m u n i t y c o n c e r n s Quality of health care on Kwajalein is one of the community concerns a d d r e s s e d b y C o l S t e v e n s o n R e e d b e g i n n i n g o n P a g e 4 addressed by Col. Stevenson Reed beginning on Page 4. ( P h o t o b y N e l l D r u m h e l l e r ) (Photo by Nell Drumheller)


Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 The Kwajalein HourglassThe TV and Entertainment Guide and The Hourglass are published on Fridays and can be found in the gray boxes at the post of ce, in front of Surfway and in front of CafŽ Paci c. 2 The Kwajalein Hourglass is named for the insignia of the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division, which liberated the island from the forces of Imperial Japan on Feb. 4, 1944. The Kwajalein Hourglass is an authorized publication for military personnel, federal employees, contractor workers and their families assigned to U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. Contents of The Hourglass are not necessarily T h e K w a j a l e i n H o u r g l a s s The Kwajalein Hourglass of cial views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army or USAKA. It is published Saturdays in accordance with Army Regulation 360-1 and using a network printer by Kwajalein Range Services editorial staff. P.O. Box 23, APO AP 96555 Phone: Defense Switching Network 254-3539; Local phone: 53539 Printed circulation:1,500 E-mail: Of cer......Col. Stevenson ReedPublic Affairs Of cer (acting)............Bert JonesEditor......................................Nell Drumheller Graphics Designer..........................Dan Adler Reporter..............................................JJ Klein L e t t e r t o t h e e d i t o r Letter to the editor commentary Reader differs with Adler’s Jan. 11 commentary See READER, Page 12 This letter is in response to Dan Adler’s commentary, “Next Election About More Than Terrorism,” in the Jan. 11 Hourglass. You wrote a page and a half of pessimism about one of the nest countries in the world — a country that people have been yearning to join (legally and illegally) for 200 plus years. I too believe the next election is about more than terrorism. It will be about which candidate will try to direct the country back toward our founding principles of opportunity, self-reliance and assistance coming from churches, friends and neighbors, not wasteful government agencies and socialism. SECRETS OF SIX SIGMA TV pundit should read his network’s Web site As many people may know, there’s been a feud between a well-known TV ‘news’ commentator and one of the presidential candidates about homeless veterans in America. The candidate has made statements that there are some 200,000 homeless veterans and that many of them are sleeping under bridges at night. During one of the commentator’s TV programs I happened to watch, he vehemently disputed that there are 200,000 homeless vets and said none are living under bridges. According to him, it’s all a gross exaggeration. He went on to say that if someone could show him a homeless veteran sleeping under a bridge, he would pay to shelter that veteran for a night. He called the candidate a ‘pinhead’ for giving false information. Pinhead seems to be the pundit’s favorite name for anyone who dares to disagree with him. During one of the political debates, the candidate said it would be nice if the commentator would shelter all of our homeless veterans for one night. But he mentioned the bill for such shelter See PUNDIT, Page 12


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 3Air Force B-2 bombing mission demonstrates Kwajalein’s wide range of testing capabilitiesKwajalein resident Normand passes away By AIC Erica Stewart36 OG/PAThe 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Andersen AFB, Guam with their B-2 Spirit stealth bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., completed the rst aerial bombing mission at the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Ronald Regan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site on Jan. 23. USAKA is home to RTS and for the past 30 years has been used to validate the Air Force’s strategic nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile strike capabilities as well as developing the U. S. missile defense capabilities. “RTS prides itself in being a vital national asset capable of meeting a wide variety of mission requirements including testing and validating of some of United States most strategic weapons systems,” said Bert Jones, USAKA public affairs representative. “The B-2 Spirit is another one of the U.S. strategic weapons systems, but this is the rst time it has used RTS and its instrumentation for training and to validate its existing capabilities.” By opening Kwajalein to aircraft missions, RTS personnel are able to validate opening the range to other weapons systems. “We are showing the pro ciency of the B-2 pilots and the aircraft by providing feedback of the accuracy of the weapons dropped,” said Jones. “From the range perspective, this mission is showing that RTS is exible enough to validate the nation’s strategic weapon systems other than intercontinental ballistic missiles.” The 393rd EBS embraced the joint Paci c Command mission by working with the U.S. Army on the ground at Kwajalein. “Joint missions like this one are incredibly important because that’s how we ght our wars,” said Capt. Dan Hoadley, 393rd EBS, a ight commander and B-2 instructor pilot. “It is important for us to practice the coordination it takes to execute a mission like this one in training so that things go smooth in combat.” Many people were utilized to coordinate this mission, not only at Andersen, but also at Kwajalein. “It takes a veritable army of people to plan a mission like this,” Hoadley said. “There were tons of coordination between people in the mission planning cell, people at the Kwajalein range, and people at the command level to make this mission happen.” All the planning and coordination paid off at 1:15 p.m. when six inert joint direct attack munitions A B-2 bomber ies over Kwajalein after completing a bombing test mission Jan. 23. It was the rst such mission at Kwajalein and demonstrated the range's capability for testing a wide variety of weapons and may lead to future use of Kwajalein for weapons testing. (Photo by Lee Craker)shacked the target at RTS. “This mission showcases the B-2’s abilities to strike anywhere, anytime with precision, payload, and stealth,” said Maj. Rob Makros, 393rd EBS deputy chief of weapons and tactics. “Flying 22.3 hours, refueling three times and receiving over 200,000 pounds of fuel, and dropping six, 2000 pounds weapons are serious capabilities that we bring to the table.” Not only have these capabilities opened up Kwajalein beyond ballistic missile and missile interceptor testing but also provide new opportunities for joint service exercises at RTS that demonstrate U.S. commitment to regional and global security. Raphael (Rae) Desmond Normand, 45, died Oct. 27, on the date of his birth, on Kwajalein. He is survived by six sisters and one brother. Normand served in the Navy and was honorably discharged. He loved music and was an accomplished guitar player and drummer. He was a skilled deep-sea diver and loved everything about island life, the ocean, and shing. If you would like to contact the family or send condolences, call Adrienne Labat 985-651-0038 or letters/cards can be mailed to Adrienne Labat, 100 Catherine Court, LaPlace, Louisiana 70068. A memorial mass will be said for him at 10:30 a.m., Thursday at St. Joan of Arc Church, 529 West 5th Street, LaPlace. His request to have his remains cremated and the ashes scattered on and around the Virgin Islands will be honored by his family and his love on the island, Gladys Mena. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 Commander responds to written questions submitted at December town hall meetingsHourglass reportsU.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll and Kwajalein Range Services leadership held town hall meetings in early December to communicate transition plans to the community. At those meetings questions were solicited from the community. The following are the questions and responses. Responses are provided by Col. Stevenson Reed, USAKA commander. Cost savings Q. Looks like we need to save millions of dollars. Where is that going to come from? A. This is not about just doing more with less, or the same amount with less. The budget savings and decisions have already been made. This is about a whole new way of doing business that will increase desire for customers to use RTS. More customers mean more revenue. More revenue means we are attacking the budget shortfall; not by continued cuts, but by nding new sources of money. Q. How can allowing contractors to y on military planes help reduce the cost to employees? Military ights are always $100-$200 more than commercial carrier. A. USAKA Logistics Directorate is continually looking for opportunities to reduce our transportation cost. The cost comparison between the military ights and commercial carrier are required by the government. Military ights by law cannot compete with commercial carriers and must be more expensive. If contractors y on military ights, our cost will increase so the stated assumption is not true. Q. Is it justi able to have empty military ights (ATI and the C-17s,) going to and from Hickam? A. The primary purpose of those ights is for incoming cargo. They are never empty of cargo. The ability to carry passengers is an added bene t that we use when mission scheduling allows. USAKA’s cargo utilization policy balances urgency of need versus cost to optimize the most ef cient use of both air and surface transportation. AMC periodically reviews our utilization history and validates our need for the type of aircraft servicing Kwajalein. Q. Most military bases across the world have cut their TDYs to almost nothing. Why are many USAKA people TDY more often than on island? Isn’t that expensive? A. USAKA/RTS has taken action in FY07, and continues efforts into FY08 to control and reduce expenditures from the budget. We have achieved savings of 20 percent in FY07, and are on track for similar savings in FY 08. The great majority of the travel needed to support RTS travel expenses is pre-funded and approved by the customer requiring the travel. Employment Q. Are there any plans of keeping good engineers here if they keep cutting back on things on the island? A. There are going to be more opportunities for good engineers with the transition than are currently available now—on and off island. The quality of life on island will continue to be maintained at a level consistent with the standards at other installations given our obvious challenges. The incentives of a good career opportunity and solid community are the basis for many good engineers as their career track. Q. If you loose your top-notch people; who is going to run things on the island? A. We don’t expect to lose top-notch people. People always have choices. The combination of challenging and rewarding work, combined with a solid community, provides an opportunity many top-notch people desire. We won’t lose that combination; in fact we will augment it with more opportunities. So we are con dent that we will keep, and continue to nd, top-notch people to run things. Q. What are the estimates for the total island population (dependents included) over the next ve years? A. We do not have a nal number for the total island population yet. As the facilities footprint is reduced, the island population will also decrease on Kwajalein; however, Roi-Namur will grow in size by approximately 22 personnel. Q. As positions move to Huntsville, there will be obvious work force reductions on Kwaj. Do we know what the nal numbers will be and how will it take place? A We have an event-driven plan that will provide a capability at a location and time. A capability will include facilities, equipment, organization, networks, leadership, software, doctrine and most of all people. For the range this is a complex, but workable, timephased schedule. For the logistics side, there are more variables and the plan continues to be developed in a purposeful lag behind the RDO effort. Q. What accounts for the disparity across departments in the use of Absence without Pay code leave. There are two SPIs which seem to be in contradiction on whether one must be out of all other leave before they can use AO. Is this the decision of each department manager, or what? A All KRS managers and supervisors use the same


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 5 See COMMANDER, Page 6SPIs to guide their use of AO timesheet code. The use of AO must be approved in advance and tempered against departmental goals, deadlines, staf ng requirements and work schedules. In addition to workload, other factors a supervisor considers when approving AO is a person’s overall attendance and absenteeism rate. Leave related SPIs are currently under review to identify opportunities for consolidation and streamlining. As a part of that effort any inconsistencies will be identi ed and adjusted appropriately. Q. How is AETNA Global Insurance going to know that a couple of people on a policy are not just husband and wife, but two bona de contract holders in their own right? Are we able to bank on not losing coverage because one of us having to be listed as a dependent? A. The Open Enrollment written guidelines and Online Open Enrollment screen for Medical Insurance coverage de ned dual contract holders and provided guidance on how to complete enrollment if you met the criteria as a dual-career couple. Additionally, KRS worked with AETNA to identify dual-contract holders for purposes of insurance coverage. Q. Is there any cost-of-living or other incentives being offered for positions being transferred to Huntsville? A. KRS will address relocation procedures and policies once the transition execution plan matures. Q. How is my $5,000 per year fringe bene t going to be compensated to me since that was a closing factor on my job acceptance? A. KRS continues to contribute to the cost of employee health insurance using an employer contribution approach rather then a fringe bene t to offset the cost of health insurance. The benchmark is 100 percent coverage of “employee only” premiums at the HRA level. This approach is consistent with other employers’ practices and provides for a more equitable cost sharing arrangement for all levels of coverage from employee only to employee plus two or more coverage. By changing our approach, KRS is aligned with the market place and able to offer coverage with very competitive monthly premiums. To stay competitive, most employers pass some portion of health insurance cost increases along to employees. Those same employers, like KRS, set premium rates on an annual basis and communicate those rates for a particular year. Your Employment Agreement provides for health insurance coverage but does not guarantee a speci c rate or level of coverage for all of the reasons mentioned above. Healthcare Q. Are you going to upgrade medical services on Roi to include Lab; X-ray; Physical Therapy and Dental? A. Medical services on Roi are being expanded to include a full-time physician assistant in addition to current nursing services. Supporting medical equipment has been requisitioned to enhance current and projected population healthcare needs. There are currently no plans for dental, radiology and physical therapy services on Roi. Q. Does clinic mean loss of Lab; X-ray, Physical Therapy or not? A. Laboratory and radiology services are intrinsic to basic healthcare and new radiology and ultrasound units have recently been installed in the Kwajalein Hospital. The nal end state of the services KRS will staff is under evaluation and will be evaluated on the cost-tobene t gain from the services. Cost effectiveness will be a major consideration as will be the overall limitations of the budget. Housing Q. How many more people are going to move out of trailers this scal year? A. The trailers are going away. The current plan calls for a minimum of 88 trailers to be vacated and disconnected from utilities by October. These trailers are very costly to maintain and inef cient to cool. The intent is to vacate them at a higher rate if funding and situations allow. Residents who remain in trailers at this time may move to quarters that they qualify for at any time by their own choice. They will be provided the same assistance as those who were part of Phase I (unaccompanied roommates relocate to bachelor quarters) of the trailer reduction. This includes move assistance (if requested), waiver of all fees including $200 move fee, telephone transfer fee, and involvement in the housing waiting list process. It is estimated that another 20 to 30 people will be relocated from trailers before the end of October. Q. Now that the rst phase of trailer evictions has occurred, when will the next phase be implemented? A. Phase II (married employees with accompanied status into hard housing) mandatory moves will be based on the availability of funding and hard housing. Currently, Phase II is not planned to begin until the beginning of FY09 (Oct 08); but this could be accelerated if unexpected funding becomes available. Married employees with accompanied status who remain in trailers at this time may move to quarters that they qualify for at any time by their own choice if accompanied housing becomes available. They will be provided the same assistance as those who were part of Phase I of the trailer reduction. This includes move assistance (if requested), waiver of all fees including the move fee, telephone transfer fee, and involvement in the housing waiting list process. Q. It is a fact that there is additional mold in the BQs. Two weeks after the increase I saw mold on my walls. My asthma has been reactive for two months. I have even had to go to the ER for breathing treatments. A. Residents seeing an increase in mold or unable to achieve a temperature of 74 degrees in any housing area should call the KRS Public Works Trouble Desk (53550). Someone from KRS Facilities Maintenance will inspect their quarters to determine the root cause. A request may also be placed with the KRS Industrial


Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 The Kwajalein HourglassCOMMANDER, from Page 56 Hygienist to monitor the mold in speci c quarters. Q. With the reduction of numbers of housing lists, the emptying of trailers (and possibly new housing) and now eight homes set aside for vacation and TDY use; is there any remaining chance to move into refurbished homes? A Residents may request a renovated house by contacting the KRS Housing Coordinator at 53450. If any are available, residents will be permitted to make an intra-island move. There is a standard move fee of $1,500. The requestor is responsible for making the necessary arrangements to have their telephone service transferred. Once assigned, they will be provided nine days to complete their move and an additional seven days to clear their previous quarters. If desired, when quarters are not available, the requestor can choose to have their name put on a waiting list. Although some hard houses have been designated as vacation quarters, KRS Housing Of ce reports that some renovated “Old Housing” and “Dome Homes” are currently vacant and available for voluntary moves. Additionally, it is USAKA/ RTS’ intent to continue the housing renovation program until all old Navy housing in use is renovated. The KRS Public Works Annual Work Plan includes the renovation of an additional eight sets of quarters in old hard housing. Q. With all of the power reductions and relocations of KRS personnel trailers to BQs, I nd it hard to understand why there are individuals who are either single, or here without their family, living in two and three bedroom houses. Please give insight as to why? A All assignments are made following USAKA 210-50. Anyone residing in housing that does not meet the criteria as written are required to gain USAKA approval through an Exception to Policy. The few single status folks that are in family housing are a result of either being in a position to live in USAKA contract designated housing or have approved Exception to Policy requests. Q. It said in the Hourglass that no one was allowed to move into vacated trailers; how come a USAKA person moved into one shortly after that? How do you expect morale to remain good when USAKA has its own rules? A. There will be no new assignments to trailers for any reason. The USAKA person seen moving was moved out of another trailer that was deemed by KRS inspectors to be unsafe and beyond economical repair. Moves such as this will be handled on a case by case basis and will be subject to the strictest of inspection standards. We want to do our best to ensure that no resident is left to live in any quarters that are deemed unsafe. There is no double standard and the same rules will apply to both government and contractor personnel. USAKA DPW, in conjunction with the KRS PW Housing Of ce, are making decisions to best utilize the available resources to meet the different needs of the community within the guidelines of the USAKA Housing policy and transition requirements. Miscellaneous Q. When and where is our next town hall? A. We have tentatively set the next town hall meetings for March. Additional meetings will be scheduled as necessary to keep the community informed. Q. Could you please publish an updated consolidated hours of operation with all of the changes that have occurred? A. Latest consolidated hours have been listed in the Hourglass twice since the town hall meetings and will be repeated on recurring basis. Q. The Marshallese (use of) laundry issue in the BQs seems to have been solved largely by residents self-policing. However, laundry privilege is almost always given to maids in hard housing. I’m sure the energy cost of the dryers alone, along with the increased air conditioning load (which is unmonitored); must be staggering. How do you propose to change this? Or is this another hard-housing sacred cow? A. We hope to be successful in motivating all personnel at USAKA/ RTS to do their part in practicing good energy management at home and at work to reduce our energy consumption. Use or misuse of laundry equipment in either the BQs or accompanied housing is as dif cult to determine as it is to control. The housing management regulation does not attempt to restrict usage of laundry equipment in the name of energy conservation. A very informal, cursory survey indicates that this particular issue in hard housing is probably not as ‘staggering’ as the questioner perceives. Q. How can the Red Cross contact me when we don’t have an operator?A. The Red Cross emergency noti cation service utilizes the global DSN operators to contact military bases and facilities in the event they need to contact a serviceman/employee. The USAKA entries in the global DSN directory have been updated to provide three 24/7 facilities (KPD, TCF, and SATCOM) for emergency contacts. Each of these facilities has been provided an organizational calling list that provides points of contact for each organization/company on the island.Q. Can we add solar panels to the BQs to lower the cost of air conditioning? A. At this time, solar (photovoltaic) panels would not provide a savings in energy production costs. A ground or rooftop mounted solar array, which would require constructed space for inverter(s), batteries, and energy modules, would cost over $0.21/kWh. Our cost on Kwajalein to produce and deliver electricity is presently $0.18/kWh. Solar may become more attractive if our fuel costs rise and solar apparatus costs decline. Q. With work on Roi, live on Roi and planes going away does that mean: Families on Roi? A No-children-on-Roi is the current model throughout transition. Married employees in some mutually-bene cial situations are likely to be extended on Roi. Q. What is the purpose to raise the space-A from $10 to $15? Why $15, Raytheon time was $10? A. Based upon historical utilization, $15 is the rate that we predict will generate the necessary revenue


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 7See AIR TRAVEL, Page 8Space available atoll air travel to cost $15 to pay the lease costs of the aircraft. We cannot speak to why Raytheon did things a certain way. Q. I transferred to work on Roi and I am a KC-badge holder. My family is on Ebeye. Why should I pay to go visit my family Ebeye? A. We appreciate the sacri ces all of our workers make to staff locations away from their families. Many employees on Kwajalein and RoiNamur are geographically separated from their families and are unable to see them as often as they would like; that is an unfortunate reality of employment. Current budget restraints require the Space-A ight fee; it is a fact of life. We are working on a plan to partially offset the burden of the Space-A fee for K and KC-badge workers on Roi-Namur. Employees working away from their families must make the decision as to whether or not they are willing to make that sacri ce. Q. What actions are being taken to nd and attract new customers/revenue to USAKA? USAKA/RTS has a Business Development program managed and executed through the Kwajalein Support Directorate/BD of ce in Huntsville, Ala. The marketing team, both Department of the Army civilians and KRS personnel, educates and promotes USAKA/RTS capabilities to the test and evaluation and space launch/operations communities. The key message is RTS transformation, Huntsville operations and space launch. This message has been highlighted at national conferences, through demos at the Huntsville operations facility and one-on-one dialogue with key decision makers within OSD, MDA, and NASA. With these marketing efforts, as well as the trade show successes and continued direct customer contacts, there is a great potential to increase the customer base and affect the POM funding. These efforts in the recent past have successfully brought the SpaceX and Pegasus programs to the range. Recent program acquisitions include: MEADS Multi-national program, MDA Flexible Target Family, Quicklaunch SHARP program (in initial planning stage), MDA Systems of Systems Microcosm Scorpius launch system (in initial planning stage). Schools Q. One of our concerns with consolidated schools is the exposure of small kids to high school language and behaviors; how will this be handled? A, Supervision and segregation measures will be used to manage and mitigate the exposure of small kids to high school language and behaviors; school of cials will be charged with and evaluated on their performance of maintaining an age-appropriate environment the entire time students are on school grounds for school purposes. Q. Are they going to get rid of the special education teachers? A The end-state staff pro le for education services has not yet been nalized. Department of Defense governs how educational services are provided to Department of the Army civilians and active duty military assigned to USAKA/RTS. It is important to note DoD Education Activity provides reimbursement for the education of DoD children overseas. How the civilian contractors will be affected is not yet known. Q. With the consolidation of schools and reduced student numbers, will class variety for high school students also be reduced? I.E. advanced classes or non-standard classes? A. We will continue to staff at levels necessary to keep class sizes at the current level, which is approximately 10:1. Some classes will be larger, and a few smaller, depending on the subject and scheduling. AP classes should not be impacted as these numbers are low already, and are only assigned to an AP-certi ed teacher as an extra session. The high school administration doesn’t anticipate a change in classes offered. There may be fewer sessions of a particular class depending on the number of students, i.e. geography may run one class of 24 students versus two classes of 12 students. The advanced classes average lower student numbers and high school teachers usually have the advanced class as an extra class session on their schedule. Teachers already teach more than one subject or class level, i.e. Algebra teacher teaches sessions of Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Algebra II/Trigonometry, and another teacher teaches Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus. Hourglass reportsBeginning Tuesday, space-available travelers will be required to pay a $15 administrative fee for each oneway ight between Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. This fee applies to space-available travel on x-winged aircraft. The fee will be paid by purchasing a coupon in advance at the Finance Of ces or the air terminals prior to the ight on either Kwaj or Roi, and the coupon must be presented at the terminal in exchange for a seat assignment. Coupons are on sale and are transferable and can be used at any time. Unused purchased coupons are eligible for refund. Possession of this coupon does not guarantee seat availability. Travelers on of cial business have priority on all ights. Roi-Namur residents traveling for medical purposes are considered space-required. Passengers on of cial business are also considered space-required if the purpose of the trip is veri ed by an authorized manager. Enniburr residents traveling for medical purposes will be required to purchase a coupon. Reference SPI 1031. Roi resident K and KC badge holders are entitled to 24 complimentary one-way reimbursements per scal year (Sept – Oct). Reimbursement will be granted at either the Cash Of ce on Kwaj or Roi.More details can be found in SPI 1031 Rev 4,


Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8AIR TRAVEL from Page 7 Twelve servicemembers die in Global War on Terror Left: Trace Fleming and daughter Olivia chat with Grace Everts at the George Seitz PTO Father/Daughter Dance Monday evening. Center: Left to right, Lizzie Dorries, Claire Grant, Ayanna Jackson-Charles, Chelsea Junker, Reagan Buhl, Jillian DeCoster and Colleen Ferguson form a conga line behind Kelly Ferguson. Right: Eric Everts shares a dance with daughter Kate. (Photos by JJ Klein and Shaunna Fleming) “Passenger Travel, Cargo Shipment and Special Flight Scheduling for USAKA/RTS Aircraft” currently in the review process. Jino jen Feb. 5 raan maanlok, ro renaj uwe (space available) ilo balun ko ikotaan Kwajalein im Roi-Namur renaaj aikuj kolla $15 administrative fee nan kajojo oneway trip ikotaan Kwajalein im Roi-Namur. Wonaan in ej jerbal wot nan “space available” ilo balun ko ( xed wing aircraft). Wonaan in kwoj kollaiki ilo am wiaiki juon coupon ilo of ce ko an Finance ak ilo terminal ko (lali awa in wia ko emoj kallikarri) mokta jen am uwe jen Kwajalein ak Roi. Konaaj aikuij lelok coupon eo ilo air terminal eo bwew ren maron kallikar waj juon am seat. Coupon ko remaron transfer nan bar juon armij im remaron jerbal jabrewot iien. Coupon ko emoj kollaiki ak rejanin jerbal remaron refund. Ro rej jokwe ilo Roi-Namur im rej ekkake ikkijeen takto naaj kile er bwe rej “space required”. Pajinjea ro rej ekkake kin of cial business naaj bar kile er “space required” elanne menija ro aer emoj aer kamolle unin trip ko aer. Armij ro jen Ennubirr im renaaj ekkake ikkijeen takto renaaj aikuij wia air coupon. Lale SPI 1031. Ro rej jokwe ilo Roi-Namur im rej K ak KC badge renaj entitle nan 24 complimentary one-way reimbursement ilo juon scle year (Sept – Oct). Reimbursement kein renaaj kommani ilo Cash Of ce eo ioon Kwajalein ak Roi-Namur. Kom maron bok melele ko rellaplok ilo SPI 1031 Rev 4, “Passenger Travel, Cargo Shipment and Special Flight Scheduling for USAKA/RTS Aircraft” im ej bed kio ilo review process. Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller 24, of Iowa City, Iowa, died Jan. 25 in Barikowt, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when he encountered small arms re while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. Sgt. Tracy R. Birkman 41, of New Castle, Va., died Jan. 25 in Owesat, Iraq from non-combat related injuries. She was assigned to the 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Pfc. Duncan C. Crookston 19, of Denver, died Jan. 25 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas of wounds suffered Sep. 4, 2007, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.Sgt. 1st Class Matthew R. Kahler 29, of Granite Falls, Minn., died Saturday at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan of wounds suffered from small arms re in Waygul, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.Staff Sgt. Robert J. Wilson 28, of Boynton Beach, Fla., Saturday of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was conducting a dismounted patrol in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell. Maj. Alan G. Rogers 40, of Hampton, Fla., died Sunday of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was conducting a dismounted patrol in Baghdad. He was assigned to the Military Transition Team, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley. Sgt. Mikeal W. Miller 22, of Albany, Ore., died Saturday at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds suffered in Baghdad on July 9, when the vehicle he was in encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson. Five Soldiers died from wounds suffered when their unit encountered an improvised explosive device during convoy operations Monday in Mosul, Iraq. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson. Killed were: Sgt. James E. Craig 26, of Hollywood, Calif.; Staff Sgt. Gary W. Jeffries 37, of Roscoe, Texas; Spc. Evan A. Marshall 21, of Athens, Ga.; Pfc. Brandon A. Meye r, 20, of Orange, Calif. and Pvt. Joshua A. R. Young 21, of Riddle, Ore.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Feb. 1, 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 top round Tandouri chicken Baked cod Grill: Brunch station openLunchMonday Porcupine balls Broiled ham steak Heuvos rancheros Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Breaded pork cutlet Kung pao chicken Veggie pasta Grill: Tuna melt Thursday Kwaj fried chicken Beef tips in Burgundy Veggie stir-fry Grill: Cheese sandwichFeb. 8 Bombay chicken Vegetable ragu Pesto mahi mahi Grill: Veggie sandwichCaf PacificDinnerSaturdayBroiled herb chicken Beef stew Veggie quesadillaSundayRoast pork butt Chicken stew Chef's choiceMondayTeriyaki beef steak Sweet-and-sour chicken Spicy tofu/vegetablesTuesdayHerb baked chicken Beef curry Tofu and eggplantThursdayBaked meatloaf Chicken and dumplings Macaroni and cheeseWednesdayCarved ank steak Pasta a la pesto Chicke MontereyTonightBreaded pork chops Chicken curry Red beans in brothSaturday Italian meatloaf Meat pan pizza Veggie pan pizza Grill: Cheese dogTuesday Roast pork butt Jambalaya Red beans/corn bread Grill: Buffalo burger 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 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. ACCOUNTING CLERK I, Space A sales, Roi-Namur. Casual, on-call position. HR Req. K050340 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 U AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031508 U CALIBRATION REPAIR TECHNICIAN II, HR Req. 032055 CARPENTER 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 U HOUSING INSPECT/EST/MAINT SPECIALIST, HR Req. 031390 U


Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST IV, HR Req. 032103 U 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 U MAINTENANCE 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 A NETWORK ENGINEER III–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 UPROJECT 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 U ROI POWER PLANT ELECTRICIAN, HR Req. 031220 U SAFETY SPECIALIST IV, HR Req. 032047 A SERVER 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 U TELEMENTRY 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 U WATER PLANT ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN, HR Req. 031562 U WATER PLANT OPERATOR III, HR Req. 030826 U WATER PLANT OPERATOR IV, HR Req. 031590 U WATER TREATMENT TECHNICIAN III, HR Req. 031516 U WELDER 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, Feb. 1, 2008 11 extremely sentimental. Call 51597. OAKLEY SUNGLASSES, black, polarized, at adult pool. Call 54519. MAN’S WHITE HAT with Kwajalein name and chin strap on Emon Beach. Call54632. FOUNDCAMERA in Ivey Gyrm. Call 52379. PATIO SALESSATURDAY, 3-5:30 p.m., Quarters 124-B (in back). Pillows, silk owers, plants, T-shirts, video movies, rugs, men’s shirts, coffee table, video storage cabinet, bookshelf, decorations, clothes, shoes, hardware, kitchen items, computer monitor, cassette tapes, bowling ball and 40-gallon aquarium. Rain cancels SATURDAY, 7-11 a.m., Quarters 121-C (in back). Bedding, kitchen untensils, clothing, games, household items. No early birds. MONDAY, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Trailer 567. Multi-family sale. Appliances, dishware, books, baby clothes, adult clothes and craft supplies. MONDAY, 8 am.-noon, Trailer 645. Patio furniture, clothes, decorating and kitchen items, small refrigerator, loveseat recliner. No early birds. MONDAY, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Trailer 573. Plant sale. Bougainvilleas, fancy hibiscus, exotic palms, pikaki, cycads and house plants. FOR SALEHARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS new hardcover, $15; Eragon/Eldest hardcover boxed set, $10; boys’ blue blazer, size 18, $10; tap shoes size 7W, $10; dansneakers, size 7 , $10; size 34 Tyr swimteam colored female suit, $10. Call 52312.PCS SALE. Ladie’s Rolex presidential watch with diamonds, diamond wedding rings, solid gold Hawaiian bracelet, 50-gallon aquarium with sh, light, lters, and wooden base stand, clothes, handbags, shoes, kitchen appliances, dishes, rugs, beach oat, straw hats, evening gowns,many sizes, beach chair, books, alarm clock, cell phone, bike, trailer, CDs, and DVDs. Call 52147.PCS SALE: Scuba Pro Rec Tec BC, $75; foam water noodles, barely used, $2 each; beautiful, new, big porcelain doll in box, must see to appreciate, $50; 19inch Magnavox color TV with remote $75; king-size feather bed, six months old, washable cover, $50 and beach chair, $6. Call Jo or Pete, 54737. GLASS MIXING BOWL SET, stainless steel mixing bowl set with strainer, DVD’s, waf e maker, potato slicer, Biore facial products and beauty products, curling iron, all items $5 or less. Call Susannah, 52257. PCS SALE. Kitchen table and chairs, cherry wood, $150; 13-inch TV, $75; 19-inch TV, $150; computer (CPU, monitor and keyboard), $200; printer, $50; entertainment shelf, $40; plastic patio set, $15; child’s Huffy bike, $50; washer and dryer, $500; microwave, $30 and 22-inch TV, $200. Call 58954. SONY VAIO PCG-71L laptop computer, eight months old, light use, 1.733GHz, 2MB Ram, 80GB HD, Vista Ultimate, like new, paid $1,250 new, will sell for $600 rm. Call Rick, 52273, work, or 51132, home. HUFFY BIKE, decent shape, $50 or best offer. Call Rick, 51502, work, or 55657, home. 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. HIDEAWAY COMPUTER DESK, $100; entertainment center for 32-inch TV, $75; boys’ 20-inch chopper bike, $20 and two tness balls with video and accessories, $10 each. Call 55875. ONE-HALF SHARE of 38-foot cruising sailboat, Down East Trader major re t in December 2005, including professionally rebuilt engine, view full listing at http://, best reasonable offer will be accepted. Call David, 54698. LESTER ‘BETSY ROSS’ spinet upright piano with bench seat, $225. Call 53731. PCS SALE: Scuba Pro Rec Tec BC, $75.00, Foam water noodles, barely used $2.00 each, Beautiful, new, big porcelain doll in box, must see to appreciate, $50.00. Call Jo or Pete at 5-4737 BC-SEAQUEST PRO QD w/DACOR Viper regulator and octupus with Sportster computer console, $900; twin bed, $150 and breadmaker, $20. Call 59786. COMMUNITY NOTICESTHE KWAJALEIN TENNIS CLUB is having an organizational meeting at 6 p.m., Sunday, 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. Questions? Call Rich Russell at 54632.MACY’S VALENTINE sale is Tuesday through Feb. 16. Jewelry and wallets (excluding logo items), 30-50 percent off; selected shoes, 40 percent off; framed art, 30 percent off; fountain pens and re lls, 75 percent off; toys and games. 40-50 percent off; selected clothing (excluding logo items), 30-75 percent off; Roi Rat shirts, buy one, get one free; Waterford (excluding logo items), 40 percent off and selected home furnishings, 40-75 percent off. Valentine owers will be available Feb. 14. THE OPTOMETRIST will see patients Tuesday through Feb. 17. Call 52223 or 52224 to schedule limited appointments. The optometrist has increased exam fees by $5. BEGINNING FEB. 14, Millican Family Pool will close on Thursdays for cleaning. Questions? Call Mandie, 52847. TALENT IS NEEDED for Kaleidoscope of Music on March 16. Questions? Call 50227. The new espresso machine is being installed at the bakery on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Donuts, coffee, soup and sandwiches will be provided to the community from the Mobile Kitchen, 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Questions? Call 53445. A n An E E v e n i n g vening o f of J J a z z azz Seating is first-come, first-served. Bus service is available 6:15-10 p.m. The event is open to all adults. No tickets are necessary, however, dinner tickets (fish or London broil) for $15 must be purchased in advance at Three Palms Snack Bar. For those not wishing dinner service, there will be pupus for $7 and desserts for $4 at the event. w i l l b e 6 : 3 0 1 0 p m will be 6:30-10 p.m., F e b 1 4 i n t h e P u b l i c Feb. 14, in the Public G a r d e n Garden. A F E j a z z s e n s a t i o n AFE jazz sensation S t a n l e y B a i r d a n d h i s Stanley Baird and his e i g h t p i e c e b a n d w i l l eight-piece band will p e r f o r m 7 9 : 3 0 p m perform, 7-9:30 p.m.


Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass Sun  Moon  TidesSaturday 7:10 a.m./6:56 p.m. 3:38 a.m./3:24 p.m. 1:01 a.m., 1.8’ 6:18 a.m., 1.3’ 1:38 p.m., 2.8’ 8:46 p.m., 0.9’ Sunday 7:10 a.m./6:56 p.m. 4:30 a.m./4:18 p.m 2:34 a.m., 2.1’ 7:58 a.m., 1.0’ 2:35 p.m., 3.3’ 9:19 p.m., 0.5’ Monday 7:10 a.m./6:56 p.m. 5:22 a.m./5:13 p.m. 3:12 a.m., 2.5’ 8:48 a.m., 0.6’ 3:13 p.m., 3.8’ 9:46 p.m., 0.0’ Tuesday 7:10 a.m./6:56 p.m. 6:12 a.m./6:07 p.m. 3:42 a.m., 2.9’ 9:25 a.m., 0.2’ 3:46 p.m., 4.2’ 10:14 p.m., 0.3’ Wednesday 7:10 a.m./6:56 p.m. 6:59 a.m./7:01 p.m. 4:10 a.m., 3.4’ 9:58 a.m., 0.2’ 4:17 p.m., 4.6’ 10:41 p.m., 0.6’ Thursday 7:10 a.m./6:56 p.m. 7:44 a.m./7:52 p.m. 4:39 a.m., 3.7’ 11:08 a.m., 0.5’ 4:47 p.m., 4.9’ 10:30 p.m., 1.5’ Feb. 1 7:02 a.m./6:56 p.m. 8:27 a.m./8:43 p.m. 5:08 a.m., 4.0’ 11:01 a.m., 0.7’ 5:17 p.m., 5.0 11:36 p.m., 0.9’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSaturday: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 16-20 knots. Sunday: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 16-20 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 16-20 knots. Tuesday: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 16-20 knots. Wednesday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE 16-20 knots. Thursday: Partly sunny, 40 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 14-18 knots. Feb. 8: Partly cloudy, 40 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 13-18 knots. Annual total: 5.35 inches Annual deviation: +0.23 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit 12READER, from PAGE 2 Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low TideYou said, “We should try to be well be prepared for an act of terrorism just as we try to be well prepared for natural disasters and deal with situations as they arise.” This is what we did until Sept. 11, 2001. I don’t think much of that policy. The fact that “terrorism doesn’t keep [you] awake at night” is probably due to the policy of president George W. Bush to attack terrorism rather than waiting for them to attack us continually. You list a couple dozen other issues about which you are concerned. Some are legitimate concerns, such as China possibly having access to our defense secrets through a company they buy and the in uence of foreign lobbyists. Many of your other concerns you list imply solutions that would move the country farther from free supply-demand markets and individual freedom and responsibility and further toward socialism. For example, “40 million without health insurance” implies that these 40 million want, need and should have assistance getting insurance. Another example is your worry about house values and foreclosures, which implies that I should help bail out the guy who bought a bigger house than he should have. I remember toward the end of Jimmy Carter’s term as president when in ation was over ten percent and the nation’s economy was terrible. I saw the rst debate between Carter and Ronald Reagan. Carter spoke with pessimism in a malaise and sour-looking face. Reagan, in sharp contrast, spoke optimistically about what a great country this is and tried to lead the country toward less government and individual freedom and responsibility. The guy that says this is the one I’ll vote for. — Paul Camp 1973-74 resident 2005-2008 three-time visitor would be more than $6 billion. Still, the TV pundit continued to say that homeless veterans aren’t a big problem in America. Well, he might want to read his own network’s Web site more often. On that site, there is an article written by retired Army Col. David Hunt, who has appeared on many of that network’s news programs as an expert military analyst. It’s a strange thing. The colonel said in his article that homeless veterans are indeed a major problem in our country. According to Hunt, there are so many homeless vets that no government agency has been able to count them all. Hunt stated that the Veterans Administration’s ‘of cial’ count of homeless veterans is around 193,000, but he personally believes the actual number is closer to 500,000. According to the colonel, homeless vets live and sleep in the worst parts of towns, in abandoned buildings, in their cars, over heating grates, and yes, Mr. know-it-all TV person, under bridges. Hunt is rightfully angry that many of those who risked their lives, fought our wars, spent months or years in hell holes, saw their friends die or terribly wounded, or perhaps were terribly wounded themselves in body and mind are homeless. He feels it is criminal. Unbelievably enough, the TV pundit, during subsequent programs, actually seemed to suggest that because some of the vets are alcoholics, drug addicts or suffer from mental illness, their homeless status is their own fault. Well sure, I can see how someone who spouts garbage from the safety of a TV studio and has never worn his country’s uniform, much less ever seen combat, thinks vets who use alcohol or drugs and have mental problems must be a bunch of malingering whiners. Perhaps the number given by the candidate isn’t 100 percent accurate, but I take exception to a blustering TV pundit calling someone trying to bring attention to our veterans a ‘pinhead.’ Hunt’s writing reminds us that any nation neglecting its veterans doesn’t deserve them or their sacri ce. Thank you colonel. Please show your article to that insufferable TV blowhard, and — although it’s probably mission impossible — try to help him nd his behind with both hands if you can.PUNDIT, from PAGE 2 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings are held at 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Sundays, in the Religious Education Building upstairs across from the library. The Protestant Chapel's junior high Sunday school class is collecting sporting equipment and sport shoes for the children of Third Island. If you have any sports gear such as bats, gloves, shin guards, socks, or any kind of ball that you wish to donate, call 51444, 53808, or 53884, for a pickup.