The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 A U S C o a s t G u a r d c r e w y i n g a C 1 3 0 a s s i s t e d i n t h e r e s c u e o f t h r e e A U.S. Coast Guard crew ying a C-130 assisted in the rescue of three M a r s h a l l e s e s h e r m e n F e b 2 0 F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 3 Marshallese shermen Feb. 20. For more, see Page 3. ( D o D p h o t o ) (DoD photo) www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/Hourglass/hourglass.html
Friday, Feb. 29, 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgCommanding Of cer......Col. Stevenson ReedPublic Affairs Of cer (acting).....Marco MoralesEditor......................................Nell Drumheller Graphics Designer..........................Dan Adler Reporter..............................................JJ Klein COMMENTARies Transformation will cause constant climate of uncertainty for workforceSee WINNING, Page 8 Town Hall Meetings eDITORIAL After departing Kwajalein on Jan. 24, our CommandÂ’s team and I prepared for and had the opportunity to brief the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site Transformation Plan to numerous key people in Honolulu. Rear Admiral Sally Brice-OÂ’Hara, commander, 14th U.S. Coast Guard District, whose search and rescue area of responsibility covers nearly 12.2 million square miles of the Central Paci c Ocean, an area more than two and a half times larger than the continental United States, is also responsible for operations in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Brice-OÂ’Hara said USAKA/RTS is a vital refueling point for the Coast Guard. She added that she would have her staff forward a white paper to the U.S. Embassy and USAKA/RTS outlining their interest in USAKA/RTS. Our team also met with and briefed Maj. Gen. Vern T. Miyagi, mobilization assistant to the commander, U.S. Paci c Command, and representatives from the PACOM J36 [Theater Missile Defense], J4, J5, and J6. Miyagi said PACOM would provide support when and where it could. He also asked for speci c areas in which PACOM might be of assistance. Our last meeting at PACOM was with its Deputy Commander, Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Leaf, the Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Stephen D. Tom, Foreign Policy Advisor Ambassador Gene B. Christy, and the Director, J5, Strategic Planning and Policy Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Conant. These discussions focused on the USAKA/RTS Transformation Plan and See CHANGE, Page 12 3 p.m., March 8, at Kwajalein Island Memorial Chapel, 2:30 p.m., March 11 on Roi-Namur I watch almost every TV news program we get on Kwajalein. I read news magazines and check out newspapers online and read news Web sites. I recently ran across a news item on one of the Web sites I check out regularly. It was pretty much Â‘buriedÂ’ among the other news By JJ KleinReporterThe neon Â‘warm cookiesÂ’ sign that hung in Cheryl and Jeff DeLongÂ’s kitchen window glows no more. ItÂ’s packed and on its way to Colorado with Cheryl and Jeff as they head stateside. But did you know that the neon sign was a signi cant island icon when it was shining in the window? Me, I was clueless. I just gured it was a cool, kitschy, homespun decorating statement; far from it. Â‘Warm cookiesÂ’ sign meantwarm welcome for children See WARM COOKIES, Page 6 Free nations are free to chart their own course
The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 3U.S. Coast Guard assists in sea rescueC-130 crew spots disabled vessel 70 miles from Kwaj By Marco MoralesUSAKA Public Affairs Of cerSeven U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers involved in a search and rescue mission Feb. 20 were the rst to spot three shermen from Ebeye who were lost at sea for three days. The Coast Guard crew, ying in a C-130 Hercules, spotted the shermen about 70 nautical miles southwest of Kwajalein. The lost shermen later told of cials their 16foot boat had mechanical problems and broke down. Members of the Coast Guard crew were able to rendezvous over the area where the shermen were stranded to drop a survival package and mark the area with ares so that a law enforcement crew of the RMIS Lomor could pick up the shermen. Â“We get noti ed on a lot of sea vessels that become overdue to return quite often,Â” said Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT2) John Eyles, a veteran of nine years with the U.S. Coast Guard and member of the Air Station BarberÂ’s Point unit in Hawaii. Â“When we spotted them, they seemed in good health and in good spirits,Â” he said. According to a report from the Majuro Department of Public Safety, the shermen, Lee Loeak, Wilson Lomout, Rambo Shamory and a fourth Â— Michael Hazzard, had actually started out on Feb. 15 leaving the Ebeye pier to go shing at Wojekan Island, about 30 miles off Kwajalein. They spent the night at Wojekan Island and the following morning decided to go deep-sea shing for tuna, leaving Hazzard on the island to sh with a throwing net. That was the last time Hazzard saw them as they departed, the report stated. On Feb. 17, relatives of the four shermen were concerned the shermen had not returned, according to the report. The family members then organized a search party using a boat belonging to Lib Island. When they arrived at Wojekan Island, they found Hazzard who explained to them his three companions had not returned since they dropped him off, the report stated. Â“Before even going out to the deep areas of the ocean, donÂ’t be of the mindset that it wonÂ’t happen to you,Â” advised Lt. Cdr. Ed Gaynor, pilot and of cer in charge of the U.S. Coast Guard crew. Â“People need to remember to take a signaling device Â– like a hand-held mirror Â– or basic survival equipment like ares and water,Â” he said. Â“You have to think ahead, have a game plan, and let people know youÂ’ll be gone including proposed location and time away.Â” Other members of the U.S. Coast Guard crew included Lt. Scott Caesar, co-pilot, AET2 Richard Dormido, radio operator, AET1 Robert Osborne, navigator, AMT2 Michael Harman, and AST2 Roger Wilson. Wilson is the drop master who works from the open rear of the airplane and launched a tracking buoy and ares which helped the RMIS Lomor locate the shermen. The USCG provides search and rescue support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands as part of the United StateÂ’s obligations under the Compact of Free Association. The RMIS Lomar approaches three Marshallese sherman in a disabled boat during a joint rescue effort with the U.S. Coast Guard Feb. 20. The sherman were spotted by the crew of a Coast Guard C-130 search aircraft. (Photos captured from Coast Guard video) The sherman are adrift with a mechanical problem 70 miles from Kwajalein.
Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 Cox takes reins of Kwajalein PoliceBy Nell DrumhellerEditorKen Cox is now the chief of Police for the Kwajalein Police Department. Cox has been on Kwajalein for approximately 19 months. He was promoted to chief on Feb. 15 replacing Joe Barnes who moved to Madison, Ala. Cox is not new to law enforcement, Â“I have a combined total of 27 years law enforcement experience as an Army Military Policeman and as a Deputy Sheriff in the great state of Missouri,Â” he said. A career in law enforcement came naturally to Cox. His father was a police of cer. Â“I suppose that was the building block for my interest,Â” Cox said. Â“Most police departments have a minimum age requirement of 21, and at age 19 I did not want to wait two more years. The Army gave me a chance to start at age 19, and the rest is history.Â” Cox said his views for being Â‘on the jobÂ’ have changed over the years, Â“I was drawn by the desire to help people in need, but also to the excitement of the job...as we say, from absolute boredom to controlled chaos in a split second. As for today, easy answer: camaraderie and public service.Â” Cox enjoys living and working on Kwajalein. He said that personally he appreciates Â“the excellent quality of life for my family. We moved from an environment where methamphetamine was readily available, and drug related violence was skyrocketing.Â” He added that he enjoys working on Kwajalein because of the Â“awesome community and KPD employees.Â” Cox identi ed some of the distinctive qualities of law enforcement on Kwajalein. Â“There are many things that are unique about policing in this community. The obvious difference is the low level of violent criminal activity here at Kwajalein. That is obviously a very good thing for our community. However, it does present a huge learning curve for many of our of cers when they rst arrive on island. Please understand that many police of cers in the U.S. often develop a very distinct set of traits that allow him/her to not only succeed in this challenging career, but to also simply survive the threats and hazards of the job. Some of the survival traits they develop are suspicion, callousness, aggressiveness and abruptness. As repulsive as these traits may be to the citizenry, they are the exact traits that some of cers rely on to survive. However, these traits or outlooks are not necessarily required or embraced for policing our small and relatively safe community. Most of our of cers nd the Kwajalein community to be a welcomed change...after they adapt of course.Â” He is looking forward to his tenure as chief, Â“I suspect my biggest challenge is probably the same as that of other senior managerÂ’s on-island: morale.Â” He added, Â“Everyone is affected by recent budget cuts and dwindling services, and we at KPD are certainly no exception. Personnel turnover, long hours, and high expectations by me, the community and the command will wear an of cer down at times.Â” He continued, Â“The budget cuts are affecting KPD as a whole, but the cuts should be transparent to the community. We reduced the operating hours at the CAC of ce, but that is about the only impact on community service.Â” Though challenged by morale and budget issues, Cox said, Â“Nevertheless, I have many dedicated professionals who show up early and get the hard work done each day. I canÂ’t ask for much more than that.Â” A few weeks ago, The Hourglass N e w t o p c o p i n t o w n New top cop in town Â“ I s u s p e c t m y b i g g e s t c h a l l e n g e i s Â“I suspect my biggest challenge is p r o b a b l y t h e s a m e a s t h a t o f o t h e r s e n i o r probably the same as that of other senior m a n a g e r Â’ s o n i s l a n d : m o r a l e E v e r y o n e managerÂ’s on-island: morale. Everyone i s a f f e c t e d b y r e c e n t b u d g e t c u t s a n d is affected by recent budget cuts and d w i n d l i n g s e r v i c e s a n d w e a t K P D a r e dwindling services, and we at KPD are c e r t a i n l y n o e x c e p t i o n P e r s o n n e l t u r n certainly no exception. Personnel turno v e r l o n g h o u r s a n d h i g h e x p e c t a t i o n s over, long hours, and high expectations b y m e t h e c o m m u n i t y a n d t h e c o m m a n d by me, the community and the command w i l l w e a r a n o f c e r d o w n a t t i m e s Â” will wear an of cer down at times.Â” Â— K e n C o x C h i e f o f P o l i c e Â— Ken Cox, Chief of Policereported a rash of home robberies. Concerning those incidents, Cox said Â“Our investigations section continues to investigate the recent events, so IÂ’ll con ne my remarks to simply say that we have made at least one apprehension and continue to identify others involved in the activity.Â” CoxÂ’s predecessor moved back to the states, but is still working for Alutiiq, Â“Joe accepted a position with our of ce in Huntsville, where he will continue to do great things to support us out here on Kwaj. Joe and Jackie are settling in where they will be with their children and grandchildren.Â” Cox has lived at a variety of overseas locations including as a military policeman in Panama, Honduras, Germany and Korea. His wife Maria, son Joe and daughter Mary are on Kwajalein with him. Â“Of course they tell me they are excited and proud of me...but they might also be thinking about the pay raise,Â” he said of his family, and added, Â“I do not know; you may need to ask when you see them at the beach.Â” Captain Moses Moreno, left, speaks with new Kwajalein Police Chief Ken Cox. Cox was promoted to the post on Feb. 15. (Photo by Nell Drumheller)
The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 5Marine Corps requests investigation of delays in delivery of mine, ambush resistant vehiclesSee CUPS, Page 7Â‘SippyÂ’cups may cause toddler dental problems By Judy ShimamotoDental HygienistOften, toddlers are put down to a nap with sippy cups or they carry them around and sip them throughout the day. This can cause cavities and irregularities in oral development and speech pattern. Spill-proof cups are more like a bottle than a cup. These cups are effective tools for shifting children from baby bottles to regular cups, but parents should use the cups only as a transitional device, according to The American Academy of Pediatric DentistryÂ’s Web site. Tooth decay remains the most common chronic childhood disease Â— ve times as common as asthma. It is often a shock when parents learn their toddlers have cavities during a checkup the site says. Tooth decay among young children is on the rise Â— and many experts believe sippy cups containing sugary beverages including formula and milk are responsible. These cups should contain only water unless itÂ’s meal time, according to the site. A sippy cup containing soda, fruit juice, sugary liquids or even milk will coat the teeth and bacteria that causes cavities consumes it. Bacteria then give off acid that breaks down the tooth structure and causes decay. To help parents reduce the risk of cavities in children, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry offers parents the following guidelines on using sippy cups properly: Â• The sippy cup is a training tool to help children make the transition from a bottle to a cup. ItÂ’s not a bottle and itÂ’s not a paci er. Â• Unless being used at meal time, the sippy cup should be lled only with water. Â• Sippy cups should not be used at nap time or bedtime unless they have only water in them. Â• You should not allow your child to suck on the cups throughout the day.Speech language pathologists have identi ed side effects to using a sippy cup, including impact on oral structures and development of muscles needed for proper speech; effects on the developing soft palate, warping the contour of the roof of the mouth By John J. KruzelAmerican Forces Press ServiceAn independent group will investigate allegations that Â‘gross mismanagementÂ’ by the Marines Corps deprived its frontline force of blast-resistant vehicles that could have saved troopsÂ’ lives. The Marine Corps has requested the Defense Department Inspector GeneralÂ’s Office take a closer look at claims in a report written by a civilian employee of the Corps who charged, among other allegations, that the Marines delayed an urgent wartime request for mine-resistant ambushprotected vehicles in 2005. Â“Because of the serious nature of the allegations, the Marine Corps leadership felt that bringing in an independent third party to hopefully resolve this issue was the best course of action,Â” Corps Spokesman Marine Col. David Lapan said in an interview today. The mismanagement claims came to light Feb. 15 when a leaked copy of the report by Franz Gayl, an employee in the Plans, Policies and Operations Department of Headquarters Marine Corps, was published by the Associated Press. Gayl alleged in the report that an Urgent Universal Needs Statement, an expedited wartime request controlled by the Marine Corps combat development command at Marine Corps Base Quantico, was largely ignored in the thick of acquisition bureaucracy. Â“If the mass procurement and fielding of MRAPs had begun in 2005 in response to the known and acknowledged threats at that time, as the USMC is doing today, hundreds of deaths and injuries could have been prevented,Â” Gayl writes in the report dated Jan. 22. Â“The urgency of the request to (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) was unmistakable.Â” Marine of cials have said GaylÂ’s 145-page report was conducted without knowledge of leadership at Marine Corps Headquarters. Â“(Gayl) had expressed interest in doing this, his supervisors agreed that this might be a good way for to take some of his concerns, put some academic rigor to it, substantiate some of these claims -if he could -and then once his supervisors took a look at what he put together, determine, Â‘OK, does this now rise to a level where we take this outside of our section and alert other parts of the Marine Corps about what heÂ’s found?Â’Â” Lapan said. The Corps is awaiting the IGÂ’s judgment before making a determination about the ndings. In the meantime, Lapan said, the Marine Corps is not dismissing GaylÂ’s report. Â“The end result is, are there ways that we can make things better?Â” Lapan said. Â“Not saying (GaylÂ’s) work did do that or didnÂ’t do that Â– that remains to be seen. But we are not dismissing the work at all.Â” Armor Holdings built this Category I Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. The company is one of four primary manufacturers tasked with production of MRAP vehicles. (Photo by Armor Holdings)
Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 ???????????????????? K a l e i d o s c o p e o f M u s i c WARM COOKIES from Page 2 Independence Day will feature traditional celebration with food, games, fun activities When that neon sign was turned on it became a beacon, drawing in island children Â— residential and Ri-Katak students, from pint-size all the way up to those just about to y the coop Â— to the DeLongÂ’s kitchen table. Ask these children and teens what they got when they knocked on the DeLongÂ’s door and they will tell you about the chewy, warm cookies and milk. And yes, those just-out-of-the-oven cookies were beyond delicious, but with the warm cookies came warm hearts.For Ri-Katak students this was a place to get an afternoon snack and a place to hang out while waiting for swim team practice or a soccer game to begin. After swim team it was a place to grab another cookie before heading to the dock and the boat ride home to Ebeye. For younger children, this was a place to talk about school or chat up a favorite teacher. For high school teens, this became a place to decompress and talk about future plans without rolled eyes or skepticism. Like others in our community, the DeLongs modeled how a seemingly small, but genuine gesture of friendship can be so meaningful. It is in these small, everyday, unheralded gestures that a community is made. A community is only as strong and viable as the people who invest in it. I watch as more and more people who know and love this place make the dif cult decision to leave, and I wonder, Â“So, now what?Â” What kind of community will be left when all is said and done? Is the end of warm cookies really the end of all that accompanies those warm cookies? I truly hope not. Somewhere on Kwaj there has to be a warm heart ready to pick up where the DeLongs left off and hand out the occasional warm cookie. If youÂ’re ready to step in, hereÂ’s CherylÂ’s recipe.Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 cup butter cup brown sugar cup sugar 1 box of instant vanilla pudding 2 eggs 1 tsp. baking soda 1/8 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups of our 1 bag chocolate chips Bake at 350 degrees for ten minutes. For variety, use chocolate instant pudding with white chocolate chips. Note from Cheryl: Robert Butler shared this recipe with me and it was the Â‘favoriteÂ’ cookie whenever my Warm Cookie sign was on. Parents, thanks for letting me share a warm cookie with your children. Kwaj kids, thanks for making my years on Kwajalein so special. Hourglass reportsThis yearÂ’s Fourth of July celebration will feature the traditional activities at Emon Beach, but with a difference. Planning for upcoming summer community events is already underway due to the lead time required for many of the necessary arrangements. Â“I understand that many island residents plan their summer activities well in advance,Â” Dave Norwood, Kwajalein Range Services president said. Â“Therefore, I wanted to provide as much advance notice as possible about the plans for the 2008 Fourth of July celebration.Â” KRS Community Activities will provide a venue for celebration on Emon Beach similar to that of past years with food concessions, games, and other fun activities according to Norwood. Â“They are currently engaged in discussions with Armed Forces Entertainment about providing a band for entertainment on the beach that evening,Â” he said. Â“Unfortunately, based on the current Community Activities budget, I have decided that the expense of the traditional reworks display cannot be justi ed,Â” he said. Â“I hope that this will only be a temporary hiatus and that we can include the fireworks in future celebrations.Â” Independence Day activities will be advertised in the Hourglass and on the Roller. There will be traditional activities such as the patriotic bike parade.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Feb. 29, 2008CUPS from Page 57 Captain Bob Allard, left, and crew Lez Czinege, Andee Criste and Jason Heider display their estimated 500-pound marlin (before the sharks took a few pounds) caught Feb. 14 about ve miles from the DCCB area. It took one hour and 50 minutes to bring it in. (Photo courtesy of Andee Criste) B i g s h t a l e Big sh tale ??????????????? K a l e i d o s c o p e Kaleidoscope o f of M u s i c Music T i c k e t s a r e $ 1 5 a n d w i l l b e o n s a l e Tickets are $15 and will be on sale 1 1 a m 1 p m M o n d a y 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, a n d M a r c h 1 0 b y M a c y s W e s t and March 10, by Macy's West. T h e p e r f o r m a n c e i s The performance is M a r c h 1 6 March 16. and dentition. This is especially true with the spill-proof sippy cups that have a stopper, with sucking being the only way to drink from them. Maintaining a sucking pattern while drinking interferes with the development of adult swallow patterns and directly affects oral-motor muscle development, speech and articulation development. No child should start the use of a sippy cup before they are one. The action of sucking the breast or a breast-shaped nipple spreads the soft palate and helps the development of the pliable roof of the mouth. The sippy cup, tunnel-shaped nipples and tunnel-shaped paci er can cause permanent malformation of the palate. It is not only the sippy cup that is the problem, but in how it is used, and the lack of information parents have about the dangers and risks of improper use. Chronic use of a sippy cup and tubular-shaped paci er during this time frequently results in oral-motor and/or speech disorders, malocclusion, and Â“tongue thrustÂ” swallowing patterns, and may be one of several contributing factors for a particular child with speech/articulation delays. Once a child has been identi ed as having oral-motor/speech/ articulation de cits, removing paci ers and sippy cups will at least contribute to increased rate of progress in therapy. Preventing dental disease and malformation of the oral cavity is the responsibility of every parent. Being informed of the importance of the quick transition from bottle to cup will help every child have a smile for life. The magic number is 74
Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8WINNING from Page 2 Ten servicemembers die in Global War on Terror on the site. After reading the article, I was surprised it hasnÂ’t received more attention from the media. Even as much as I try to keep up with the news, I wasnÂ’t aware of it until I read that article. I did some additional searching and found a more detailed article by James Glanz of the International Herald Tribune Then I really wondered why so little media attention. So whatÂ’s the news? Well rst, let me set the stage for you. According to the articles I read, the United States has spent more than $5 billion of taxpayer money for American contractors to rebuild the power grids in Iraq. But even now, most places in that country either have no electricity at all or have it for just a few hours a day. Now, you may wonder, as I do, how more than $5 billion could be spent and still not have electricity for all of Iraq. Well, letÂ’s be real. YouÂ’d have to be more than a little naive not to think thereÂ’s been some fraud and waste going on. But on the other hand, when youÂ’re getting shot at or hoping somebody doesnÂ’t drive a car bomb into your work area, and youÂ’re keeping an eye out for suicide bombers, itÂ’s a little hard to do good work. ThereÂ’s also been the little problem of insurgents blowing up today what was xed yesterday. WeÂ’ve been hearing that the troop surge is working in Iraq and we are now Â‘winning.Â’ Violence is down. Attacks on American troops and Iraqi civilians have decreased dramatically we are told. We are told that our troopsÂ’ sacri ce has made Iraq a safer place with better security. ThatÂ’s good Â— but hereÂ’s the news I referred to. It seems the Iraqi government Â— the one the United States nursed through its infancy with the blood of American Soldiers Â— is in the nal stages of awarding contracts worth $1.2 billion for construction of two enormous power plants to . are you ready . Iran and China. ItÂ’s just in time for the two-day state visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to IraqÂ’s prime minister beginning this Sunday. I donÂ’t know about you, but I nd that just a little irritating. To make it even worse, according to the Glanz article, the Iraqi Electricity Minister, Karim Wahid, said that one of the plants, costing around $200-300 million, would be built by the Iranians in the Sadr City area of Baghdad. Many American troops were killed and wounded in Sadr City ghting against the anti-American militia forces of cleric Moktada al-Sadr. Sadr has observed a fragile cease re since August, 2007, which is a big reason for the decline of violence in Baghdad. IsnÂ’t it great that itÂ’s safe enough now for the Iranians to work there? It will be interesting to see if they get shot at and car bombed. In addition, Iran supposedly will provide cheap electricity from its own power stations to southern Iraq and will build another power plant between the Iraqi holy cities of Karbala and Najif for very little money. The largest of the projects, worth $900 million, would be built by a Chinese company called Shanghai Heavy Industry. I wonder whoÂ’s going to provide security for them. Who knows, maybe the Iranians and Chinese will actually get electricity to the whole country. But then, itÂ’s much easier to do good work without bullets whizzing by your head and bombs going off around you. According to the article by Glanz, American military and embassy of cials have stated that since itÂ’s a free marketplace, thereÂ’s not much they can do about the Iraqi government awarding the contracts to Iran and China. An American embassy of cial actually said, Â“We would welcome any efforts to help develop IraqÂ’s energy infrastructure.Â” I donÂ’t know what planet that embassy guy lives on, but IÂ’d bet the U.S. government is not thrilled about the very real probability that Iran and China will gain in uence over IraqÂ’s politics, its future and especially its oil production. Retired Army Colonel David Hunt, who wrote the article that initially caught my attention, asked if Â‘winningÂ’ in Iraq means that after nearly 4,000 American troops have been killed and thousands more maimed and wounded and nearly a trillion American taxpayer dollars spent, that Iran (which our military says has supplied weapons and bombs to kill American troops) and China can march right in to get IraqÂ’s business? If those contracts are actually given to Iran and China, I donÂ’t think it will sit well with Americans after all the blood and treasure weÂ’ve poured into Iraq. What happens if Â— say a year or so from now Â— Iran and China have provided electricity, become rmly entrenched in Iraqi politics, and the Iraqis then say to America, Â“Hey, you know what Â— our Iranian and Chinese buddies got this covered. And now, weÂ’d like you to get out of our country.Â” Free nations are free to chart their own course. Iraq is a Â‘freeÂ’ nation now and I guess itÂ’s charting its course. Staff Sgt. Bryant W. Mackey 30, of Eureka, Kan., died Feb. 20 in Mosul, Iraq of wounds suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. Three soldiers died Feb. 20 in Baghdad from wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device in Baghdad on Feb. 19. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Killed were: Sgt. Conrad Alvarez 22, of Big Spring, Texas; Cpl. Albert Bitton 20, of Chicago and Spc. Micheal B. Matlock, Jr ., 21, of Glen Burnie, Md. Capt. Nathan R. Raudenbush 25, of Pennsylvania, died Feb. 20 in Busaye Iraq of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Lance Cpl. Drew W. Weaver 20, of St. Charles, Mo., died Feb. 21 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Spc. Keisha M. Morgan 25, of Washington, D.C., died Feb. 22 in Baghdad of a non-combat related cause. She was assigned to the Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood. Spc. Michael E. Phillips 19, of Ardmore, Okla., died Sunday in Baghdad from wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell.Spc. Orlando A. Perez 23, of Houston, died Sunday in Baghdad of wounds suffered from small arms fire during dismounted operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. Spc. Kevin S. Mowl 22, of Pittsford, N.Y., died Monday at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds suffered in Baghdad on Aug. 2, when the vehicle he was in encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis Wash.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Feb. 29, 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. Sunday Pot roast Herb-broiled chicken Ham Marco Polo Grill: Brunch station openLunchMonday Beef tips in Burgundy Veal Parmesan Three-cheese quiche Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Minute steak Spicy Buffalo wings Macaroni and cheese Grill: Corn dogs Thursday Broiled pork chops Local boy stew ChefÂ’s choice Grill: Bacon/Swiss bugerMarch 7 Huli huli chicken Beef pot pie Broiled ono Grill: Gyro barCaf PacificDinnerSaturdayBarbecued chicken Swedish meatballs Italian pizzaSundayBraised short ribs Chicken paprikash Red snapper VeracruzMondayBarbecued pork butt Turkey peapod stir-fry Ranch style beansTuesdaySalisbury steak Spicy chicken curry Oriental veggie stir-fryThursdayChicken-fried chicken Grilled ham steak Vegetarian beansWednesdayCarved top round Chicken cordon bleu Pork subgum chow meinTonightPancake supper Smoked beef briskit Szechuan porkSaturday Pork adobo Beef/cheese turnovers Sweet/sour chicken Grill: BLTTuesday Ham steak Chicken a la orange Breaded clam strips Grill: Sloppy Joes HELP WANTEDAs of March 28 all KRS and CMSI job listings will be removed from The Hourglass. Job listings for on-island positions will be available at the Kwaj and Ebeye dock security check point bulletin boards, the bulletin board outside of DVD Depot and at Human Resources in Building 700. Job listings for contract positions are available at www.krsjv.com and on the bulletin board outside of DVD Depot. 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 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 IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST, casual position, HR Req. K050347 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 MEDIA SERVICES SPECIALIST, casual position, HR Req. K050345 PAINTER I, two full-time positions, HR Reqs. K050343 and K050344 PLUMBER/PIPEFITTER II, full-time, Utilities, HR Req. K050040 PRODUCTION CONTROL CLERK, Solid Waste Management, part-time position, HR Req. K050346 RAMP WORKER I, full-time position, Air eld Ops, HR Req. K050251 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, 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
Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 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 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 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 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 UROI POWER PLANT ELECTRICIAN, HR Req. 031220 USAFETY 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 ASUBCONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR, HR Req. 031851 USUPERVISOR 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 USUPERVISOR, RANGE TELECOM, HR Req. 032067 ASUPERVISOR, 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. 29, 2008 11 Call 51596, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST or pagans to worship with. Call David, 52166, work, or 52512, home. LOSTSMALL DIGITAL CAMERA in black case with silver bow. Call 52527. MACHETE in duct tape sheath marked Â‘Hogan.Â’ Call John, 53698. SET OF Yu-Gi-Oh cards in a Ziploc bag, left at Emon Beach Sunday near lifeguard stand. Great importance to little boy. Call 54309 or return to Quarters 441-B. PRESCRIPTION GLASSES, brown frames with black neck cord. Call 54798. MASK AND SNORKEL left at ski area steps Tuesday. Call 53535. ONE BLUE Atomin split n. Call 54816. PINK COTTON wrap with turtles imprint left at Public Gardens Feb. 14. Call 54632. FOUND DISHES at the Father/Daughter Dance. Call Sue, 52011. PATIO SALESMONDAY, 6:30 a.m.-noon, Quarters 433-B. PCS sale. MONDAY, 7-10 a.m., Quarters 440-A (inside). Final PCS sale. Baby bassinet, ling cabinet, desk, hutch, toys, kitchen supplies, towels and sheets. MONDAY, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Quarters 121-E (in back). BoysÂ’ and girlsÂ’ clothes, toys, childrenÂ’s books, patio furniture and kitchen items. No early birds. Rain cancels. MONDAY, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Quarters 208-A. Multi-family sale. No early birds. FOR SALECAL 20 SAILBOAT, new standing and running rigging, new full batten mainsail, new 110 percent roller furler jib, new spinnaker with sock, many more new rigging parts, needs nal coat of paint and put in water, comes with one year old mooring, $2,750 or best offer. Call 56145 or 52545. PCS SALE. BQ-size microwave, $40; leather 3-foot by 5-foot rug, $20; storage bins with drawers, $7 each; shredder, $15; aqua jogger system, $25 and oating cooler, $10. Call 54737. SECTIONAL SOFA SET with built-in recliners in good condition, $250; computer desk with hutch, $50; Sony ve-disc DVD player, $115; childrenÂ’s PC set, $50; patio table with four chairs, $20; Toastmaster toaster oven broiler, $20; Motorola walkie-talkie, $25 and childrenÂ’s books 25 cents each. Call 54534. MEDELA PUMP in style-double breast pump, purchased new in October, used occasionally for only seven weeks, $125 and Bebe Sounds Angelcare baby movement sensor and sound monitor, still in box, never used, $50. Call 51596, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. PCS SALE. Oak dining room table, rectangular, no chairs, $100; Lazy Boy hide-a-bed full-size tan sofa, $400; Lazy Boy massage recliner, $250; Panasonic color 20-inch VHS/DVD remote, 200; large Rubbermaid outside storage building, $175; dehumidi er, $50; 9-foot table umbrella, new in box, $50 and assorted plants / orchids. Too much to list. Call 50160. CARBON TREK 2500 race bike, 2006 Rustman winner, Campagnolo components and wheels, with Blackburn MagTrak training stand, $575. Call 53443. FIBERGLASS HULL, 19-FOOT, with 100-horsepower, four-stroke Yamaha and 9.9-horsepower kicker, two 15-gallon fuel tanks, new steering, bimini top and chairs, outriggers, two anchors, life jackets and many extras, excellent gas mileage, have taken it to Roi on one tank. $12,000. Call 54216. SONY AUDIO/VIDEO receiver, 120W/Ch, $75; JBL control subwoofer system, $70; Converse Classic Chuck Taylor all-star high-top shoes, never worn, menÂ’s size eight, $30 and Craftsman 1/4 HP scroll saw with spare blades, $30. Call 52379. PANASONIC TV, 20-inch, $60 and Sony VHS tape player, $15. Neither has remote control phone. Call 54613. PCS SALE. Awning/tarp cover, $300; dehumidi ers, $30 each; rollerblades, womenÂ’s size 6, $25; ice cream maker, $20; rug 9-foot by 12-foot, $100; runners 31inches by 10-feet and 31-inches by 6-feet and 31-inches by 17-feet, $100 for all. Reasonable offers will be accepted. Call 52342. DRIVER, 360CC, 10 degree loft, competition 75 black gold graphite rm shaft, like new, with head cover, $75; driver, 360CC, nine degree loft, competition 65 gold series graphite rm tip shaft, like new, with head cover, $75 and 7-wood, 26 degree loft, Target Tracker, $25. Call 52902, after 5 p.m. GEORGINA, 36-foot McGregor catamaran, more than 300 square feet of trampoline space, twin cabins, and 30-horsepower kicker, includes trailer, boat shack, rib dinghy, sails, and extras, fully rigged, in the water, and ready to sail, $12,000. Call Jon, 58123. FOUR-DRAWER metal ling cabinet, $40; 6-foot arti cial Christmas tree, $25; computer desk, $40; computer desk with hutch, $80; three-drawer white cabinet, $40; futon cushion/double bed, $40; plant stand, $10; wooden shelves, $5 each and Pottery Barn KG SZ comforter, pillow shams and bed skirt, $75. Call 52310, after 5 p.m. SCUBA BCD, octopus, Gekko dive computer, compass, large mesh bag and ns, $650. Call 54534. SCUPPER PRO kayaks with seat, berglass paddles, anchors and trailer, $500. Call 54632. COLOR-COORDINATED storage bag for the hammock removed from the yard at Quarters 203-A. Call 53118.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:// www2.whidbey.com/seelye/lecomte/lecomte.htm, best reasonable offer will be accepted. Call David, 54698. COMMUNITY NOTICE S THE ARMY VETERINARIAN will be on island Sunday through March 9. To make an appointment, call Jenny, 52017. EVERYONE IS INVITED to come sailing at the Yacht ClubÂ’s monthly race Sunday. A meeting will be held at 1 p.m., the small boat marina. Food and drinks at the Yacht Club after the race. Questions? Call Mike, 55987. NESTBUILDERS will meet at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Quarters 474-B. Nestbuilders is a group offering support for women new to the island and going through the moving transition. Questions? Call Margaret, 54578. THE MOBILE KITCHEN will present a shrimp scampi pasta dinner at 7 p.m., March 8, on Emon Beach. Menu will include vegetables, garden salad, cheese and cracker tray and a surprise dessert. Seats are $30, $25 for meal card holders. Sign up at Three Palms Snack Bar. Questions? Call Joe or Cathreen, 53402.THE DOWNWIND DASH date has changed. It will now be March 10. No pre-registration necessary. Sign in between 4:40 and 4:45 p.m. on Ocean Road near the golf clubhouse. WHERE CAN you nd the Easter Bunny? At the Easter Egg Hunt at 4 p.m., March 23, at Richardson Theater. Children through Grade Six are invited to bring their Easter baskets to collect eggs and prizes. Questions? Call 53331. AUTOMOTIVE WORK ORDERS. In an effort to increase communication regarding the status of automotive work orders, the Automotive Department has created a daily status report on the Intranet. To view the status of automotive work orders, see the work order status link on the Logistics Chugach, Automotive Intranet page. Questions or comments? Call Joe Makua, 58502, or Jean Hammond, 53596. F l i p p i n g f o r t h e Flipping for the S p r i n g B r e a k Spring Break M u s i c F e s t i v a l Music Festival T h e f e s t i v a l w i l l b e A p r i l 6 P e r f o r m e r s The festival will be April 6. Performers i n t e r e s t e d i n b e i n g p a r t o f t h i s y e a r Â’ s p r o g r a m interested in being part of this yearÂ’s program s h o u l d c a l l D a n E g g e r s 5 5 5 0 9 e v e n i n g s should call Dan Eggers, 55509, evenings. The Kwajalein Range Services Human Resources Of ce transitioned to a 9/80 alternate work schedule on Tuesday. The new KRS HRO open-of ce hours are: 7:30 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 -4:30 p.m., Tuesday Friday and 7:30 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 3:30 p.m., alternating Saturdays. The KRS HRO will close every other Saturday, beginning this Saturday. Appointments can be made to meet with HRO representatives on other-than-scheduled openof ce times and days. If you need assistance outside of the normal working business hours, please call and schedule an appointment with your KRS HRO representative.
Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass Sun Â Moon Â TidesSaturday 7:02 a.m./7:01 p.m. 2:20 a.m./2:07 p.m. 9:28 a.m., 2.5Â’ 1:54 a.m., 1.1Â’ Â’ 8:01 p.m., 1.5Â’ Sunday 7:02 a.m./7:01 p.m. 3:14 a.m./3:01 p.m 1:18 a.m., 1.6Â’ 3:47 a.m., 1.5Â’ 1:07 p.m., 2.6Â’ 8:34 p.m., 1.0Â’ Monday 7:02 a.m./7:01 p.m. 4:02 a.m./3:55 p.m. 2:31 a.m., 2.1Â’ 7:44 a.m., 1.2Â’ 2:14 p.m., 3.1Â’ 8:57 p.m., 0.5Â’ Tuesday 7:02 a.m./7:01 p.m. 4:50 a.m./.4:48 p.m. 2:55 a.m., 2.6Â’ 8:32 a.m., 0.7Â’ 2:51 p.m., 3.7Â’ 9:21 p.m., 0.1Â’ Wednesday 7:02 a.m./7:01 p.m. 5:36 a.m. /5:41 p.m. 3:20 a.m., 3.1Â’ 9:07 a.m., 0.2Â’ 3:23 p.m., 4.2Â’ 9:46 p.m., 0.4Â’ Thursday 7:02 a.m./7:01 p.m. 6:20 a.m./6:32 p.m. 3:46 a.m., 3.6Â’ 9:39 a.m., 0.3Â’ 3:53 p.m., 4.6Â’ 10:12 p.m., 0.7Â’ March 7 7:02 a.m./7:01 p.m. 7:03 a.m./7:24 p.m. 4:14 a.m., 4.1Â’ 10:11 a.m., 0.6Â’ 4:24 p.m., 4.9Â’ 10:39 p.m., 1.0Â’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSaturday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 12-17 knots. Sunday: Partly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 12-17 knots. Monday: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 14-19 knots. Tuesday: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 13-18 knots. Wednesday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE 16-21 knots. Thursday: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 14-19 knots. March 7: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 14-19 knots. Annual total: 10.81 inches Annual deviation: +2.09 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. 12CHANGE, from PAGE 2 Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low Tide other issues including the Marshall Islands. U.S. Ambassador to the RMI Clyde Bishop spoke at length on the situation in the RMI and its relationship to the USAKA/RTS Transformation Plan. Our team then traveled from Hawaii to our nationÂ’s capitol to meet with an Interagency Group on Jan. 30. I returned to Kwajalein Feb. 12. We will continue moving ahead with the USAKA/RTS Transformation Plan. These necessary USAKA/RTS changes do not indicate a reduction in Army interest but re ect new investment and more ef cient operating practices designed to increase the customer base and ensure a sustainable presence for the long-term. With this in mind, IÂ’d like to present the following points: Â• I emphasize that USAKA/ RTS is not leaving the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Â• We are continuing to improve business practices, making our operations more ef cient with regard to stateof-the-art technology. Â• We are posturing ourselves to stay for the years to come. Â• We are an enabler of ber optics which is helping to streamline our business practices and improve the number of customers through Direct Customer Reimbursables. Â• A reduction in the scope on Kwajalein will help us save money in alignment with actual support requirements. What's not changing? Â• USAKA will remain the largest non-government employer in the RMI. Â• USAKA will continue to be a Â“good neighborÂ” to Ebeye and other islands in the Atoll. Â• USAKA is working closely with U.S. Embassy country team. Â• The Marshall Islands people have been and continue to be valued partners. We understand the impact Army presence has on the RMI. USAKA/RTS and the SMDC/ARSTRAT staff are committed to mitigate The following facilities will experience from three to four hour power outages on Sunday. The outage will begin at 7:30 a.m. and should be completed before noon. This outage is necessary to phase Feeders 4 and 7 at Facility 1247.Vault 892: 890 GPS Radome; 891 GPS Equipment Vault; 892 GPS Transformer Vault Vault 1008: 1008 USAKA Communications and GPS Red Shelter (Standby generator will be in service) Vault 1009: 1009 Ground Based Mid-Course Defense; 1034 Ebeye Tie Phone Line (NTA's Building); 1051 Job Corps Switch 1010: 1019 Sewage Lift Station (Near Facility 1010) 1010 USAKA Range Command Vault 1659: 1125 Lenswells (7 Series); 1126 Lenswells (8 Series); 1658 DMS Storage; 1659 TACAN (Navigational System) (Standby generator will be in service) Vault 885: 857 San Juan Of ce/Mancamp B; 858 San Juan Mancamp C; 894 Corps Of Engineers; 886 Lift Station (Mancamp); 888 Lift Station (Mancamp): 893 GPS Admin Of ce : 872 Yacht Club; 878 Camp Hamilton Vault 1060: 1059 Lift Station (Near Fac. 1060); 1060 Warehouse (Environmental Refrigerated Sample Storage); 1104 Warehouse Copier/Printer Repair Shop: 1105 Warehouse; 1106 Printer/Copier Storage; 1108 WIP Stores; 1173 IFICS Admin Of ce, and Warehouse Vault 1088: 1036 KRS Corporate Of ces Vault 1113: 1114 Warehouse; 1115 Warehouse; 1116 ABS Warehouse The TACAN and Communications (Facility 1008) standby generators will be started before the feeder is disconnected, and will run throughout the outage. If you have comments or questions, call Charles at 53426.Power outages scheduled for Sunday A high school art show and concert featuring artwork inspired from around the world and the music of the British Isles will be Thursday in the multi-purpose room. Art show begins at 6 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m.impacts to the RMI workforce and host nation where possible. Transformation will generate a near constant climate of change for U.S. and RMI workforce through 2011. We have and will continue to consider every way possible to mitigate consequences for the RMI. USAKA/RTS will continue to plan Humanitarian Projects, as appropriate. The Marshallese Guest Student Program will continue in the Kwajalein School.I look forward to your questions at our next Town Hall meetings scheduled for March 8 on Kwajalein and March 11 on Roi Namur. Secure the high ground!