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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, March 7, 2008 C h a n g e s t o t h e c h e c k i n p r o c e s s f o r a i r t r a v e l o n C o n t i n e n t a l Changes to the check-in process for air travel on Continental, A T I a n d A i r M o b i l i t y C o m m a n d f r o m K w a j a l e i n a r e e f f e c t i v e ATI and Air Mobility Command from Kwajalein are effective A p r i l 1 F o r m o r e o n t h e c h a n g e s s e e P a g e 3 April 1. For more on the changes, see Page 3. ( F i l e p h o t o ) (File photo) www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/Hourglass/hourglass.html

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Friday, March 7, 2008 The Kwajalein HourglassI believe in miracles. Of course you would assume that I believe in miracles because of my position. It’s like saying an engineer believes in electricity. Miracles are usually thought of as supernatural or natural processes that operate in a superlative way, stronger, faster like a timeelapsed Disney movie. Some miracles we hope for or pray for. Others happen right before our eyes leaving us speechless with awe. 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: hourglass@smdck.smdc.army.milCommanding Of cer......Col. Stevenson ReedPublic Affairs Of cer (acting).....Marco MoralesEditor......................................Nell Drumheller Graphics Designer..........................Dan Adler Reporter..............................................JJ KleinRise in alcohol-related incidentsconcerns command, police chief L e t t e r t o t h e e d i t o r Letter to the editor COMMENTARies See THANKS, Page 5James family thanks Kwajalein Hospital, community See CHIEF, Page 12 Hospital heroes make miracle for KayleeBy Ken Cox Kwajalein Police Chief As most of you already know, Chief Joe Barnes and his wife, Jackie, PCS’d recently. Joe and Jackie are settling in Madison, Ala., where Joe will continue to do great things at our Alutiiq of ce in Huntsville. Jackie will, no doubt, reinvent the Huntsville social community. We are sad to see them go, but they’re now in Alabama with their children and grandchildren. We certainly wish them the very best. So, you ask, who’s the new chief for Kwajalein Police Department? Well, that will be me, Ken Cox. I’ve been on-island for about 19 months and have probably been in contact with most of you at some point, socially of course; and many of you know my wife, Maria, and our children, Joe and Mary. I’m extremely honored to have been approved by Col. Stevenson Reed and Maj. Randall Rager as the new chief. I’m equally honored to serve this ne community, and to now lead the 90 dedicated professionals we call KPD. One of the rst issues I’ve been asked to address is the apparent increase in alcohol-related incidents within our community. The colonel receives a weekly brie ng regarding the number of incidents and criminal activities KPD is investigating including the number of people we apprehend for various offenses. During a recent brie ng, the statistics for alcohol-related incidents were extremely alarming, prompting him to inquire I’m not sure where to begin. The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of events for me and my family. The community of Kwajalein came together and offered some amazing support for us. It really helps us put things See HEROES, Page 8 about the obvious ‘spike’ in incidents. Reed’s next question was.... “What are we going to do about this?” From the law enforcement perspective the answer is simple. We will increase enforcement activity to better identify, apprehend and process the offenders. However, the bigger question is… what can we, as a community, do to reduce the number of co-workers, friends and family who overindulge and suffer the I also believe in heroes. In a way, heroes are also supernatural because they are usually everyday normal people thrust into extraordinary circumstances and perform magni cent feats beyond their natural capacities. We hear of stories in which people suddenly had incredible strength or courage or brilliance to do the work no one thought was possible. At that moment a hero is discovered. Miracles and heroes actually work together. Some might into perspective of why we live on Kwaj, and even though the island is changing, the people have not. First I want

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, March 7, 2008 3Online check-in available to Continental passengers Air travel processing times change April 1 Check-in processing times for Continental Micronesia, Air Mobility Command and ATI ights will change on April 1. Passengers should arrive in time with all baggage in order to allow for security screening time. File photoHourglass reports Effective April 1, passenger processing times at Bucholz Army Air eld will change for Continental Micronesia and Air Mobility Command ights according to Mary Schindele, supervisor, terminal operations. Changes are designed to reduce the amount of advanced check-in time needed to process each ight while reducing the time needed for each passenger to prepare for screening of their items and embarking. The changes should have a positive effect on the traveling public and will be more ef cient and consistent with other commercial international terminal procedures. Continental Micronesia check-in will begin for west bound ights (to Guam), two hours prior to scheduled ight departure and end (close-out) one hour prior to scheduled ight departure. East bound ights (to Honolulu), will begin two hours and thirty minutes prior to scheduled departure time and end (close-out) one hour prior to scheduled ight departure. No passengers will be accepted after close-out, as both Kwajalein Police Department and Kwajalein Range Services personnel are needed to process the incoming airplane and passengers. This check-in period of one hour for west bound and one and a half hours for east bound ights is ample to handle the volume of travelers, according to Schindele, however, passengers must be ready for processing and have all family travel documents and baggage ready for presentation and inspection. Baggage, boxes and coolers should not be sealed as they are subject to being opened and hand searched by security personnel. Passengers are responsible to bring their own tape to reseal their box after security has inspected it. All departing passengers should be in the sterile passenger holding area a minimum of one hour prior to scheduled ight departure. Flights may arrive and depart early, so passengers should be on time. U.S. Air Force and AMC ights at Kwajalein will begin check-in two hours prior to scheduled ight departure (generally three hours at other AMC terminals) and close-out one hour prior to scheduled ight departure where all outgoing passengers are expected to be through screening and into the sterile passenger holding lounge. Restrooms, a TV, a drinking fountain and a vending machine are available inside the sterile holding lounge and seating is also available outside to view the air eld. No smoking or use of tobacco products is permitted at the airport terminal area. To expedite the process for Continental Micronesia flights, it is requested that passengers check-in online within 24 hours of departure at www.continental.com or check-in immediately when the doors open, so they are not denied boarding for late check-in. A special line will be available to those who have checked-in online. Personnel departing Kwajalein will need to bring all of their luggage, (hand-carry and checked baggage) at time of check-in. Only ticketed passengers and badged airport personnel are permitted in the screening area per Transportation Security Administration requirements for commercial ights. Check-in times can be found around the island posted on bulletin boards and in the KRS Newsline. International ight schedules can also be found by going to the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Intranet site, clicking on Logistics-Chugach, click on Airport Operations, and nally click on Upcoming Flight Schedules, where there are check-in times as well as current schedules for Continental Micronesia and AMC ights. These changes should enhance the terminal operation and will reduce passenger trips to the terminal for processing and travel. Passengers should arrive early for international ights and the terminal staff will do everything to assist in timely travel processing. For information regarding the new check-in process, call 52660.

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Friday, March 7, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 Counselor gives seminars on change H a n d l i n g s t r e s s Handling stress By Nell Drumheller Editor Kwajalein Range Services has contracted a marriage and family therapist and doctoral candidate to conduct three seminars on island to assist community members in adjusting to the change brought on by the transition. Janet Yeats is from the University of Minnesota, will present the seminars on Living With Ambiguity. “All three seminars will be essentially the same material,” explained Rick Funk. Funk, protestant chaplain, has been holding down the fort in the counseling department for several months since Employee Advocate Professional and Therapist Marion Ruf ng moved back to the states. Also, Funk has known Yeats for 16 years and thinks she’s a good t to offer some temporary assistance. “We plan to have the seminars March 17-19; Monday evening, Tuesday evening, and Wednesday morning, to make this available to the widest audience possible,” Funk said. The meetings will be at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and 10 a.m. on Wednesday in CRC Room 1. He added that Yeats will be available for individual counseling if desired. “The seminars are for everyone on island and will discuss the reality of ambiguity, the stress of ambiguity, and speci c steps for living with ambiguity,” Funk said. Yeats received her training and materials for this presentation from Dr. Pauline Boss who is Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota and the foremost national authority on this topic. “I have reviewed her presentation with her,” Funk said. “I believe this is a crucial issue for us to address at this time,” Funk said. He added that the level of stress on island is high. Ruffing’s position was filled by KRS on Saturday. John Connors is the new EAP. Connors is available for appointments by calling 55362. The Hourglass will run an article on him and his background next week. Contact Funk at 53767 for more information on Yeats visit. AAFES gives Kwajalein $3 million makeoverMSgt. Donovan Potter AAFES The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will spend more than $3 million over the next eight months to open a Post Exchange, PXtra, Shoppette, Burger King, Subway, Anthony's Pizza, Baskin-Robbins, American Eatery, and Roi Namur Retail Store by renovating Three Palms, Macy's, Macy's West, Ten-Ten, DSC and Gimbels. An AAFES transition team visited Kwajalein Feb. 7 to nalize plans for opening the AAFES operations. The AAFES team included Paci c Region vice president Woody Younginer, and area manager Glenn Schubert, along with representatives from AAFES information technology, retail operations, food operations and engineering. Their quest was to pave the way for a smooth project by reviewing existing facilities, equipment and services and to survey where new construction will be built. Also among the team was new AAFES General Manager Kris Kovas, who will be permanently on site beginning the rst week in April to oversee the arrival of equipment and supplies necessary to accomplish this AAFES upgrade. The project is slated to begin in early May with the construction of the new food court. Military exchanges have the dual mission of providing authorized patrons with articles of merchandise and services and of generating non-appropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs. To nd out more about the military exchanges’ history and missions or to view recent press releases please visit aafes.com, usmc-mccs.org, navy-nex.com or cg-exchange.com. Members of the community attend an art show presented by junior and senior high school students at Davye Davis Multipurpose Room Thursday night. The art show was followed by a concert features musicians from Kwajalein Junior and Senior High School Band.Photo by Nell DrumhellerArt Night

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, March 7, 2008needed it. Last, but not least, we want to thank Rev. Rick Funk who was amazing. He was there for support when we needed him. We cannot thank him enough for all he did. It is amazing how many people care about us and are praying for baby Kaylee. She has a long road ahead of her, but we are hopeful and positive. We are lucky to live in a place with such amazing people. So many have touched our hearts in the past week, it would be impossible to list them all, but you know who you are. Kaylee continues to do well, despite her rocky start. We hope to bring her home sometime in late May. If anyone is coming through Honolulu, we’d be happy to see you. Thank you all. —The James Family 5New industrial zone increases personnel safetyTHANKS, from Page 2 to thank the Kwaj Hospital. Their amazing efforts, compassion and care were above and beyond anything I would have expected. Even though they did not have the latest medical technology, they made up for it in effort, knowledge and compassion. There are so many to list, because I believe that the entire staff was on duty that Tuesday night, but I did want to especially thank Dr. John Janikowsi, Dr. Jill Horner, Dr. Eric Lindborg and all the nurses who kept Kaylee going for 18 hours while waiting for the medivac. I also want to thank all those people whom have sent cards and donations. The donations have been a godsend and we cannot thank you enough. Also, I’d like to thank Lynn, Laura, Cristin and Jane, for helping me when I really Walkway (white box) along Marine Road from 6th Street to 8th Street.Photos courtesy of Supply Services Walkway (white circle) from Dock Security Checkpoint to and from 6th Street. Hourglass reports A supply industrial area has been established according to Alan Stone, manager Kwajalein Range Services supply and transportation department. The area, where there is large container movement, forklift and delivery truck traf c, was designated to increase safety of personnel on island. Stone said there have been a increase in ‘near-misses’ in this area in the past year. “To eliminate a potential accident from happening in the future USAKA [U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll], KRS and KPD [Kwajalein Police Department] have established the Supply Industrial Area,” Stone said. Effective immediately all pedestrian and bicycle traf c, as well us non-work related vehicle traf c will not be allowed in the area between 6th and 8th Streets, and the Supply and Marine Roads. “We know this will be an impact for personnel transiting from the DSC [dock security checkpoint] to work locations, the laundry and for island residents transiting to the small boat marina,” Stone said. Several sidewalks and cross walk areas have been created and painted yellow and black, along the Marine Road and on 6th Street to minimize transit-traf c impact. “These walk ways will be the only allowed paths to transit through the Supply Industrial Area,” Stone said. All bike riders should dismount and walk their bikes through this area to avoid potential collisions with pedestrians. He added, “Only personnel with newly issued Supply Industrial badges will be allowed in this area during work days.” Vehicle traf c will no longer be allowed for dropping off or picking up personnel in front of DSC. Personnel are to be picked up or dropped off at the designated bus stop on 6th Street. KPD will direct pedestrian traf c from the DSC and monitor compliance over the next couple of months. A separate walk way to the Supply Shipping and Receiving area has been established from 6th Street near the DSC. This should be used by individuals requiring shipping and receiving assistance, or to attend household goods pack out consultation. Commonly used items, such as of ce supplies and safety items have been relocated to Warehouse 993 (near the Power Plant) to reduce the traf c to the Supply Industrial Area. During vessel operation days, a slightly larger area will be blocked off using posted signs and yellow caution tape and signs according to Stone. The painted side walks and cross walks will be the only way to transit through the area during those days. No vehicle traf c will be allowed in the area except those used for vessel operations. Stone warned, “Caution should be taken in watching out for equipment transiting to and from Echo Pier and to and from the Supply Industrial Area.” For more information, call 53375.

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Friday, March 7, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6Hospital billing structure changes By Nell Drumheller Editor Some administrative changes at the Kwajalein Hospital are set for March 18. “There are two major changes that will go into effect on March 18,” according to Linn Ezell, Hospital Business Operations supervisor. “First, we are changing the charging structure for outpatient clinic services.” Kwaj Hospital charges for its services the same as most medical providers and hospitals in the United State, following standards set by the Medicare system. “Generally, patients are charged for treatment, testing, or medications received, and each item is charged separately,” Ezell said. But soon, “The new structure puts limits on the amounts that patients will be charged and makes those charges more predictable and, in many cases, more affordable. The clinic charges will be at fees, based on only three levels of regular clinic care by a nurse, physician assistant, or physician. The at fee will cover not only these professional services, but also onisland lab testing and most injections for example, antibiotic injections,” she added. Routine preventive physicals and well-child visits will also be charged a at fee based upon age. The fee will include routine screening tests recommended by the physician, such as on-island lab tests and EKGs. Immunizations will be charged separately. “The amounts of these at fees and covered services are shown in our Flat Fee Schedule,” Ezell said. “Other service, such as of ce or outpatient special procedures, prenatal labs and care, x-rays, and emergency room services will continue to be charged based on the speci c services rendered,” she said. The second administrative change beginning March 1 involves how insurance billing is completed. Using the current process, Kwajalein hospital directly bills the insurance companies for reimbursement of most services for island residents who have insurance coverage, according to Ezell. “In some cases, however, insurance companies will not pay the hospital directly; therefore the patient pays for the services and receives a reimbursement from the insurance company. After the insurance claims are processed, patients are expected to pay any balance not paid by the insurance company.” After March 18 that will change. “The hospital will only le insurance claims for inpatient care. Patients will be responsible for ling their own insurance claims for their outpatient care. They will be asked to pay the at fees for outpatient clinic services and their prescription medications at the time of service. Other services may be billed to the patient.” Certain services have been available at no charge to patients, and will remain so. These include things such as blood pressure and weight checks, First Stop, public health, grandfathered Marshallese, Diabetic Clinic, Smoking Cessation Program, and Employee Assistance Program services. All hospital customers are treated equally, billing/charges are not dependent on where the patient or sponsor works. However, there are some cases where the patient or sponsor is not nancially responsible, and a third-party payer will be billed. These exceptions include services to active duty military and their resident dependents, occupational exams required by employers, or services paid under Worker’s Compensation. The charging/billing practices will be the same on Roi-Namur as on Kwajalein. “There is no difference in charges for medical treatment on Roi than for the same services received on Kwaj,” Ezell said. “However, since there is no emergency room on Roi, charges vary for after-hours services there.” These administrative changes are a couple of ways of cutting back on costs without reducing the level of medical care. “The Hospital must nd ways to reduce its expenses with the least negative impact on the community,” Ezell said. “These changes will have no effect on the available clinical services, which is most important for the community. We believe we have structured the charges in a way that will support the patient by helping to make costs of outpatient care affordable and predictable.” For more information on these or other hospital administrative issues, call the hospital business of ce at 52220.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, March 7, 2008 7 By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press ServiceThe Defense Department posthumously inducted Army Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble Tuesday into its Hall of Heroes, a day after President Bush bestowed the Medal of Honor on the Korean War hero. Keeble is the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the nation’s highest military award. Almost six decades after the gallant actions that earned him the nation’s highest military award, and 26 years after his death, his relatives unveiled his name during a ceremony here at the Pentagon. He joins 131 other veterans to receive the Medal of Honor for combat valor in the Korean War. Keeble risked his life to save fellow soldiers in 1951 during the nal allied offensive in Korea. He was recommended for the medal by every surviving member of his unit at the time, but “administrative errors” and “bureaucratic processes” delayed the honor, said Gen. Richard A. Cody, the Army’s Vice Chief of Staff, who praised Bush for “setting the record straight.” “Over 300 million Americans are free today because … (Keeble) fought bravely with honor and humility to defense this country and his fellow citizens,” Cody told the audience gathered here for the ceremony. “The personal courage and selfless service of Master Sgt. Keeble lives on in the soldiers that have succeeded him.” Calling it an honor to salute the master sergeant, to whom he affectionately referred as “Woody,” Cody held his straightened right hand to his brow in a sign of deference to Keeble, a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. When war broke out in Korea, Keeble was a 34-year-old master sergeant serving with the 24th Infantry Division’s 1st Platoon, Company G, 19th Infantry Regiment. He’d joined the North Dakota National Guard in 1942 and already had earned the rst of his four Purple Hearts and his rst Bronze Star for actions on Guadalcanal. Keeble volunteered to go to Korea, saying that “somebody has to teach these young kids how to ght,” Cody said. The division was serving in central Korea in October 1951 when it was called to take a series of mountains protecting a major enemy supply in the town of Kumsong. Operation Nomad-Polar, known as the “Big Push,” was the last major United Nations offensive of the war. U.S. casualties mounted as enemy soldiers barraged them, forti ed by three pillboxes containing machine guns during ferocious fighting over a six-day span. Keeble’s of cers had all fallen, so he continued the assault with three platoons under his leadership. Despite extensive injuries himself, with 83 grenade fragments in his body, Keeble de ed the medics and took matters into his own hands. On Oct. 20, 1951, he charged the hill solo. “Woody knew the enemy machine guns in the heavily-forti ed pillboxes were the problem. He resolved, ‘I’m going to take them out or die trying,’” Cody said. Armed only with grenades and his Browning automatic ri e, he shimmied across the ridge, singlehandedly eliminating one pillbox after another as he dodged a barrage of enemy re. Only after Keeble had taken out all three pillboxes and killed the machine gunners did he order his troops to advance and secure the hill. Army Secretary Pete Geren said Keeble was known on the battlefield for his resolve and tenacity in the face of danger and adversity. “The safest place to be was right next to Woody,” said Geren, quoting a WWII veteran who fought alongside Keeble. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England told the audience that Keeble’s heroism and sacrifice reminds Americans of the high price of freedom. “Woodrow Keeble showed us — again and again on desperate battle elds from the home he loved, rst in the Paci c and then in Korea -the very best we can be,” he said. “America needs its heroes, needs men like Woodrow Keeble— we need their serviced perhaps most of all, we need their example.”Warrior’s heart Keeble inducted into Hall of Heroes Left to right: Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, Russell Hawkins, Kurt Bluedog, Army Secretary Pete Geren, and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Richard Cody stand by during a Pentagon unveiling of a Medal of Honor awarded to the late Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble, the rst full-blooded Sioux Indian, for his heroism during the Korean War, March 4, 2008. Hawkins is Keeble’s stepson and Bluedog is his nephew. Photo by U.S. Navy Pety Of cer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess

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Friday, March 7, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8 Four servicemembers die in Global War on Terror think a miracle is when God chooses to act alone. I believe a miracle occurs in the middle of a crisis when regular people take a risk and make themselves available for miraculous work. They didnÂ’t set out to be a hero and they were probably hoping for a miracle. In the meantime, they did what they were trained and prepared to do. Philip Yancey tells the story in his book on prayer about the day Bishop Desmond Tutu and Pastor Ray McCauley stood between 100,000 black Africans and the South African army who were bent on attacking one another. With prayer and intervention, these men were able to prevent a scene of great violence. ItÂ’s not enough to hope and pray for the best. I believe God enlists heroes to accomplish miracles. I think thatÂ’s what happened on Kwajalein a few weeks ago.On Feb. 12, Angie James, pregnant with twins, went into premature labor. The medical staff at the hospital immediately went into action. Doctors, nurses, technicians, staff and others were alerted to the crisis and made preparations for the emergency delivery of two very tiny infants. Given the remote nature of our hospital with its limited equipment and the severe condition of these premature babies, their survival would take a miracle. Fortunately, we had heroes on hand. As the babies were brought from the silence of the womb into the stress of this world, the medical staff acted with skill and speed to help hearts beat and lungs breathe. Each tiny improvement was a great victory, a steady pulse, a movement of a limb, a sign of life. Every member of the team worked diligently to contribute to success. Some had started the day as early as 7 a.m. and 20 hours later they were still focused on the task, heroes performing miracles. For 18 hours straight, a team of two had to manually press a bag to ventilate the young lungs of one of the baby girls until the medevac team arrived.We were all very distraught to see the youngest and smallest twin succumb to the demands of life, her undeveloped lungs unable to sustain her. Hope remains strong and vibrant for her older sister who continues to improve every day at a hospital in Honolulu. We are very fortunate to have the dedicated services of our hospital staff serving under very dif cult circumstances. Because of them, one young family has the promise of life. WeÂ’re also glad they are available for a miracle now and then.HEROES, from Page 2 TOWN HALL MEETINGSwith Col. Stevenson Reed,U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander, will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, in the Kwajalein Island Memorial Chapel and at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, on Roi-Namur. Spc. Orlando A. Perez 23, of Houston, died Feb. 24 in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered from small arms re during dismounted operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Frost 24, of Waukesha, Wis., died Monday near Bayji, Iraq in a crash of an Iraqi Army Mi-17 helicopter. He was assigned to the 377th Air Base Wing, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. Two Soldiers died Monday in the Sabari District of Afghanistan, of wounds suffered during combat operations. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N. C. Killed were: Spc. Steven R. Koch 23, of Milltown, N. J. and Sgt. Robert T. Rapp 22, of Sonora, Calif.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, March 7, 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 Carved London broil Teriyaki chicken Eggs Florentine Grill: Brunch station openLunchMonday Maple-glazed pork loin Turkey tetrazzini Seafood quiche Grill: Brunch station open Wednesday Lemon pepper chicken Beef stew Beans with tomatoes Grill: Buffalo burger Thursday Beef steak in gravy Bratwurst/sauerkraut Turkey cordon bleu Grill: Ham and cheeseMarch 15 Chicken cacciatore Italian mix grill Red snapper Grill: Swiss burgerCaf PacificDinnerSaturdayHerb-roast chicken Parker ranch stew Vegetable stir-frySundayThai grilled chicken Lamb couscous Ono/pineapple sauceMondaySalisbury steak/gravy Chicken peapod stir-fry Fried eggplantTuesdayBroiled pork cutlet Herb-roast chicken Cottage pieThursdayChinese spicy chicken Pork adobo ChefÂ’s choiceWednesdaySirloin of beef ChefÂ’s choice Chicken MontereyTonightStir-fry to order Pork loin Szechuan chickenSaturday Spaghetti/meatballs Cheese manicotti Eggplant Parmesan Grill: Philly wrapTuesday Barbecued briskit Herb-baked wings Veggie/rice casserole Grill: Chuckwagon sandwich HELP WANTEDAs of March 14 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 REPRODUCTION OPERATOR, IT Support, part time position, HR Req. K050348 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.

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Friday, March 7, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 032101 AFIELD 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 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 ULEAD 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 AMANAGER, NETWORK OPERATIONS, HR Req. 032115 AMATE, 500T, HR Req. 031526 U MDN NETWORK ENGINEER, HR Req. 032029 U MECHANIC III, IV, HR Reqs. 031432, 031488, 031246 and 031474 U MECHANICAL ENGINEER III, HR Reqs. 031512 and 031566 UMECK POWER PLANT MECHANIC III, HR Req. 031462 UMECK POWER PLANT SUPERVISOR, HR Req. 031598 UMEDICAL 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 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 The Easter Bunny and Caf Pacific invite you to Easter BrunchThe staff at Cafe Pacifc would like to extend their invitation to join them for Easter Brunch on March 23. The chefs will prepare an array of delicious entrees including slow-roasted steamship round of beef and herb-crusted rack of lamb, crab-stuffed mushroom caps, tortellini with asiago cream sauce, Peking roast duck, Paci c Island catch, strawberry crepes and charbroiled ham steaks. Also on the menu are a chilled seafood bar including jumbo peel-and-eat shrimp, mussels on the half shell, cajun craw sh and smoked salmon, an international cheese bar, assorted salads, fresh fruits, and a variety of delicious desserts. The grill will have cooked to order eggs, omelettes and pancakes. Unaccompanied personnel, 11 a.m to 2:30 p.m, families, noon to 2:30 p.m. Adults $ 21.95. Children under 12, $11.95. Menu subject to change due to availability SIX SIGMA FACT: Strategy of improvements through Six Sigma can be summed up as any one or combination of the following three S’s. SHIFT: If the average of the data set is outside of the customer’s requirements, we need to Shift the process within these limits. SHRINK: If the average of the data set is within the customer’s requirements but the spread goes beyond the limits, we need to Shrink the process within the limits. STABILIZE: If both the average of the data set and the spread are within the customer’s requirements, then only stabilizing the process by monitoring, standardizing, and documenting the process is necessary.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, March 7, 2008 11 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
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Friday, March 7, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass Sun • Moon • TidesSaturday 6:59 a.m./7:01 p.m. 7:47 a.m./8:17 p.m. 4:43 a.m., 4.5’ 10:44 a.m., 0.9’ 4:54 p.m., 5.0’ 11:07 p.m., 1.1’ Sunday 6:59 a.m./7:01 p.m. 8:32 a.m./9:12 p.m 5:13 a.m., 4.7’ 11:18 a.m., 1.0’ 5:26 p.m., 4.9’ 11:36 p.m., 1.0’ Monday 6:58 a.m./7:01 p.m. 9:20 a.m./10:11 p.m. 5:45 a.m., 4.8’ 11:53 a.m., 0.9’ 5:58 p.m., 4.6’ Tuesday 6:58 a.m./7:01 p.m. 10:12 a.m./.11:12 p.m 6:18 a.m., 4.7’ 12:05 a.m., 0.9’ 6:31 p.m., 4.1’ 12:29 p.m., 0.6’ Wednesday 6:57 a.m./7:01 p.m. 11:06 a.m. / 6:52 a.m., 4.4’ 12:34 a.m., 0.5’ 7:05 p.m., 3.5’ 1:09 p.m., 0.2’ Thursday 6:57 a.m./7:01 p.m. 12:09 p.m./12:15 a.m. 7:32 a.m., 4.0’ 1:05 a.m., 0.1’ 7:44 p.m., 2.8’ 1:57 p.m., 0.4’ March 15 6:56 a.m./7:01 p.m. 1:11 p.m./1:18 p.m. 8:21 a.m., 3.5’ 1:39 a.m., 0.5’ 8:41 p.m., 2.1’ 3:08 p.m.,1.0’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSaturday: Partly cloudy, 40 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 15-20 knots. Sunday: Sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 14-18 knots. Monday: Mostly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 16-21 knots. Tuesday: Partly cloudy, 40 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 17-22 knots. Wednesday: Partly cloudy, 40 percent showers. Winds: ENE 18-22 knots. Thursday: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 14-18 knots. March 14: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: NE at 10-15 knots. Annual total: 11.75 inches Annual deviation: +2.16 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. 12CHIEF, from PAGE 2 Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low Tide career-ending effects of an alcohol-related incident? Alcohol-related incidents account for the largest percentage of apprehensions within our community, all of which are 100 percent preventable. Please realize that we, KPD, are not in the business of policing morality, nor are we condemning those who consume alcohol. A social drink with friends is generally harmless fun, but it does often become an issue for the community and KPD when one chooses to overindulge. I’ve been asked many times why cops are so tough on enforcing the law when it comes to alcohol-related incidents. I think the answer is quite simple. Most police of cers have personally witnessed the cruel and useless loss of life at the hands of a drunk driver, or a spouse battered by the hands of a drunken loved one, or even situations where a person was too intoxicated to save him/herself from a fall or drowning. I remember, vividly, working a motor vehicle accident Christmas morning of 2004 when a drunk driver critically injured a seven-year-old girl and killed her mother and father. So yes, cops are tough on alcohol-related incidents. The good news is that we’re somewhat immune from the overly grotesque situations because we have so few vehicles on island, but the potential for domestic situations, assaults and serious injury still exists. Let’s go back to the question about reducing the number of alcohol-related incidents. After much discussion between the commander, provost marshal, command staff counsel and KPD, the following actions are now in place to better control the problem: 1. KPD is increasing routine patrol activities (vehicle, bike and walking), compliance checks and eld interviews. 2. The provost marshal will begin increasing penalties (temporary and permanent bar actions) for alcohol-related incidents. 3. The command will begin suspending sponsorship privileges for sponsors of visitors involved in alcohol-related incidents. Consuming alcohol is certainly an individual preference and responsibility, but USAKA Regulation 190-41 holds each resident responsible for alcohol served from their home, bachelor quarters, boathouse, etc. If you’re sponsoring a party or gathering, please ensure everyone is of legal drinking age and stop serving those who seem impaired. Please, don’t let them drink at your place and allow them to be arrested later. Admittedly, these measures will likely increase the number of identi ed incidents initially, but over time they will hopefully serve as possible deterrents and reduce the overall numbers. The easiest solution, in my opinion, is personal awareness and self-control. We have all watched the AFN spots on TV and know the rate at which a person is affected by alcohol is in direct proportion to their gender and body composition. We ask that everyone know and live within their personal drinking limits. Please drink responsibly. In case there is ever a question, you must be at least 21 to legally purchase, possess or consume alcoholic beverages; and the beverages may not be transferred to anyone under 21. All facilities identi ed in USAKA Regulation 190-41 that sell and/or serve alcoholic beverages are required to conduct an ID check on every customer who attempts to purchase alcohol. Failure of a patron to produce proper identi cation will result in a refusal of service. Additionally, open containers of alcohol must be consumed on the premises of the authorized serving establishments, and they may not be removed for any reason. All persons authorized to serve alcohol are trained to determine if someone has had too much to drink, and they are required to refuse further service when that determination is made. We ask that friends help friends drink responsibly. One alcohol-related offense that seems to be of particular concern is public intoxication. What constitutes this offense? It isn’t any one thing, but can be a sum total of many signs. Here are some examples of what we see, all too often: 1. Consuming alcohol in public areas or locations (except areas authorized in USAKA 190-41). 2. Attempting to process through the dock security checkpoint while obviously impaired. KPD will not allow anyone to board an LCM when they display signs of impairment. 3. A person whose blood alcohol level prevents them from safely operating their bike. Biking while intoxicated is very easy for our of cers to identify as you can imagine. 4. Sometimes home is too hard to nd, so some will just stop and take a nap — in front of Caf Paci c, on a park bench or the side of most any road. 5. Using the side of a building, palm tree or shrubbery as a urinal. 6. Being loud or obnoxious in public places. Some think its singing, but most nd it annoying. Though some of this seems a bit humorous, the consequences of an alcohol-related incident on Kwajalein or Roi-Namur can sometimes ruin a career. I’m sure most of us know of situations where someone has lost their security clearance or job due to a seemingly minor lapse in judgment, and excessive use of alcohol has been a factor in all too many cases. Until next time, be safe and let’s lookout for each other!