The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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Friday, April 25, E l e c t r i c a l p o w e r g e n e r a t e d b y t h e p o w e r p l a n t i s o n e o f t h e c o s t l i e s t i t e m s Electrical power generated by the power plant is one of the costliest items o n K w a j a l e i n T h e p o w e r r e d u c t i o n p l a n h a s s a v e d t h o u s a n d s o f d o l l a r s on Kwajalein. The power reduction plan has saved thousands of dollars s i n c e i t s i n c e p t i o n since its inception. F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 6 For more, see Page 6. ( P h o t o c o u r t e s y o f R o d M a r t i n ) (Photo courtesy of Rod Martin)


Friday, April 25, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 2 The Kwajalein Hourglass is named for the insignia of the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division, which liberated the island from the forces of Imperial Japan on Feb. 4, 1944. The Kwajalein Hourglass is an authorized publication for military personnel, federal employees, contractor workers and their families assigned to U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. Contents of The Hourglass are not necessarily T h e K w a j a l e i n H o u r g l a s s The Kwajalein Hourglass of cial views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army or USAKA. It is published Fridays 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:1,350 E-mail: Of cer......Col. Stevenson ReedInterim Public Affairs Of cer..............Bert JonesEditor...............................................Yael Beals Graphics Designer..........................Dan Adler commentary Thanks for our enjoyable evening To submit a letter to the editor: Keep letters to less than 300 words, and keep com ments to the issues. No personal attacks will be printed. Letters must be signed. However, names will be withheld if requested. We will edit for Associated Press style, grammar and punctuation and if you exceed the word limit, will be edited for space. Limit one letter every 30 days. Send your letter to: The Hour glass P.O. Box 23, APO AP 96555 or hourglass My mother used to tell me, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything.” But I never let that stop me. As many people know, I’ve never been shy when it comes to talking about things that irritate me and make me less than happy. In this case, however, I’m actually going to say something nice. My wife and I celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary this past week. Usually, I’m tighter than bark on a tree when it comes to money, but what the heck, number 37 only comes once, right? So we had one of those dinner-onthe-beach experiences. You know, with the tiki torches and the bamboo screening and Louie Armstrong music playing. I was with the woman I’ve loved for more than half of my life and the evening was wonderful. The food was worthy of a rst-class restaurant. We were served shrimp cocktail, a great salad, dinner rolls and the best lobster and let I’ve had in a long time. By the time the biggest piece of cheesecake I’ve ever seen came for dessert, we were near our limit of food intake. But we soldiered on and ate that cheesecake. The two Marshallese men who took care of us were great. You’d have a hard time nding better service anywhere. They were always there to ll the wine glasses and believe me, they kept lling them. Neither one of us is what you could call a big drinker. My wife gets tipsy on a half glass of wine. All I’ll say is she was pretty happy that night. When dinner was over, we teetered back home full of good food and all that wine to start our next 37 years together. So I’d like to thank the people who made our evening so enjoyable and our anniversary that much better. The TV and Entertainment Guide is published on Fridays and can be found in the gray boxes at the post of ce, and at the Dock Security Checkpoint. THUMBS UP To all the Earth Day organizers and volunteers THUMBS UP To the Kwajalein Running Club for organizing the Rustman


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, April 25, 2008 Photo by Yael Beals3Post office gets high marks on inspection By Yael BealsEditorThe Kwajalein post of ce received high marks on its recent inspection. From March 31 to April 11, postal workers received training in addition to their required annual inspection. Felix Mendiola, the United States Army Paci c Region Program Manager, and Arthur James, the Assistant Program Manager in charge of Custodian of Postal Effects (COPE), are the inspectors for military post of ces in the paci c region. A postal inspection assesses all aspects of postal work. The inspectors make sure the post of ce is in compliance with United States Postal Service regulations; Department of Defense regulations; building security requirements and customer service requirements. Also, overall knowledge of counter service, maintenance of post of ce boxes, processing, operations, etc. is assessed. The inspectors look for discrepancies and inconsistencies, then provide training and education where needed. “A person can work postal for 50 years and still not know everything,” exclaimed Karla Long, postal manager. “It is a continuous process of learning. There are so many rules and regulations that it is impossible for anyone to know everything. Even the inspectors learn things when questions are posed and the search begins to nd the answer,” continued Long. The inspectors asked employees numerous questions in order to get a sense of their postal knowledge. “All clerks were found to be quite knowledgeable in their jobs,” said Long. “They only give unsatisfactory and satisfactory ratings and we received a satisfactory and commendable rating, which is awesome. There were no outstanding discrepancies, which is rare, and we have worked really hard to get to this point.” Long continued, “it is a team effort and I thank everyone on the postal team for their efforts and support. We have a great group of people here. They are conscientious See POST OFFICE, Page 9Kim Wolowicz: left, Glena Sosnowski: right. Mail arrives twice a week on military ights. When the packages come in, they write the P.O. Box number, last names and the arrival.Photo by Yael BealsAll rst class mail must be hand stamped with the arrival date.


Friday, April 25, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4What if I’m a victim of identity theft? Part IUSAKA Legal Of ceContributorIdentity theft is a rapidly growing concern worldwide. The Federal Trade Commission notes that in the United States alone, upwards of 10 million identity thefts occur every year. Identity theft is a serious crime and could affect you in ways you have never thought possible. Even if you do not have a credit card someone could steal your identity, then fraudulently establish credit in your name and then proceed to destroy your personal credit. Other scams include establishing fraudulent businesses in your name and then scamming others in your name! When this occurs, not only are you a victim but you are looked upon by others as an identity thief. The Federal Trade Commission has published the following steps to take when confronted with the theft of your identity. If you are a victim of identity theft, take the following four steps as soon as possible, and keep a record with the details of your conversations and copies of all correspondence. 1. Place a fraud alert on your credit reports, and review your credit reports. Fraud alerts can help prevent an identity thief from opening any more accounts in your name. Contact the toll-free fraud number of any of the three consumer reporting companies below to place a fraud alert on your credit report. You only need to contact one of the three companies to place an alert. The company you call is required to contact the other two, which will place an alert on their versions of your report, too. If you do not receive a con rmation from a company, you should contact that company directly to place a fraud alert. Equifax: 1-800-525-6285;; P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241 Experian: 1-888-EXPERIAN (3973742);; P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013 TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289;; Fraud Victim Assistance Division, P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6790 Once you place the fraud alert in your le, you’re entitled to order one free copy of your credit report from each of the three consumer reporting companies, and, if you ask, only the last four digits of your Social Security number will appear on your credit reports. Once you get your credit reports, review them carefully. Look for inquiries from companies you haven’t contacted, accounts you didn’t open, and debts on your accounts that you can’t explain. Check that information, like your Social Security number, address(es), name or initials, and employers are correct. If you nd fraudulent or inaccurate information, get it removed. When you correct your credit report, use an Identity Theft Report with a cover letter explaining your request, to get the fastest and most complete results. Continue to check your credit reports periodically, especially for the rst year after you discover the identity theft, to make sure no new fraudulent activity has occurred. 2. Close the accounts that you know, or believe, have been tampered with or opened fraudulently. Call and speak with someone in the security or fraud department of each company. Follow up in writing, and include copies (not originals) of supporting documents. It’s important to notify credit card companies and banks in writing. Send your letters by certi ed mail, return receipt requested, so you can document what the company received and when. Keep a le of your correspondence and enclosures. When you open new accounts, use new Personal Identi cation Numbers (PINs) and passwords. Avoid using easily available information like your mother’s maiden name, your birth date, the last four digits of your Social Security number or your phone number, or a series of consecutive numbers. If the identity thief has made charges or debits on your accounts, or has fraudulently opened accounts, ask the company for the forms to dispute those transactions: • For charges and debits on existing accounts, ask the representative to send you the company’s fraud dispute forms. If the company doesn’t have special forms, use the sample letter to dispute the fraudulent charges or debits. In either case, write to the company at the address given for “billing inquiries,” NOT the address for sending your payments. • For new unauthorized accounts, you can either le a dispute directly with the company or le a report with the police and provide a copy, called an “Identity Theft Report,” to the company. • If you want to le a dispute directly with the company, and do not want to le a report with the police, ask if the company accepts the FTC’s ID Theft Af davit. If it does not, ask the representative to send you the company’s fraud dispute forms. • However, ling a report with the police and then providing the company with an Identity Theft Report will give you greater protection. For example, if the company has already reported these unauthorized accounts or debts on your credit report, an Identity Theft Report will require them to stop reporting that fraudulent information. Use the cover letter to explain to the company the rights you have by using the Identity Theft Report. Once you have resolved your identity theft dispute with the company, ask for a letter stating that the company has closed the disputed accounts and has discharged the fraudulent debts. This letter is your best proof if errors relating to this account reappear on your credit report or you are contacted again about the fraudulent debt. 3. File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. You can le a complaint with the FTC using the online complaint See ID THEFT, Page 12


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, April 25, 2008 5 Amy HansenContributorThe Bowling Center is changing its operations but it will continue to be a great place for group activities such as leagues, parties and special events. The Bowling Center is now available on a reservation basis only. Patrons who wish to bowl can reserve the facility by calling the Community Activities of ce, a minimum of 24 hours in advance to make arrangements. If a reservation is underway and there are Denise DornContributorA new fee schedule is effective Thursday. The Kwajalein Hobby Shop is an artistic oasis for island residents. The services offered will not be changing and patrons can continue to enjoy this alternative to the many outdoor recreation opportunities. However, in order to keep this facility viable, a new fee structure begins Thursday in order to generate revenue needed to help offset costs. The biggest change is a new usage fee for facility access. This fee covers some of the overhead expenses such as, saw blades and drill bits, in the woodshop and glazes and Individual RateChild Rate*Family RateDaily Paid upon entry $5–visit$3–visit$10–visit Punch Card Pass punched upon entry $25 – 6 visits$15 – 6 visits$50 – 6 visits Biannual (6 months) Sign in upon entry Fee cycle: May Oct. Nov – Apr. $100–unlimited visits for the 6 month cycle. Sorry, no refunds or substitutions. $60 – unlimited visits for the 6 month cycle. No refunds or substitutions. $200 – unlimited visits for the 6 month cycle. No refunds or substitutions.Hobby Shop Usage Feesopen lanes, a sign will be hung outside the Bowling Center building and “walk-in” patrons are also welcome. There is a minimum reservation fee of $30 for two hours, which is paid at the time of the reservation. Each additional hour is $15. This payment is applied to the nal bill collected at the Bowling Center after the event. New rates go into effect Thursday with the following prices: $2.25 per game, $1.50 shoe rental, and 3.00 per month locker rental. The Bowling Center’s next monthly special event is Red Pin Monday’s 69 p.m., May 5. Come join the fun and try to win a free game! Bowling center policy change, requiring reservationHobbyshop and Woodshop increase fees ring cones in the pottery/ceramic side, as well as labor. Materials will continue to be available on a pay-asyou-go basis, however there will be fee increases. We hope to maintain the wonderful atmosphere you’ve helped create at the Hobby Shop. Thank you in advance for your understanding. ItemPriceNotesWoodshop Orientation Class$102 hour class required for new users. Ceramic MoldsVaries Recycled Clay – 5 lb bag$5 New Clay – 20lb bag$18 ClassesTBD *Family rate is for 3 + members of the same family residing in the same householdMaterial and class fees starting ThursdayFile photo


Friday, April 25, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass T Yael BealsEditorThe Kwajalein community saves thousands of dollars per day by using less electricity. In August 2008, the US Army Kwajalein Atoll implemented a power reduction program. One element involved publishing articles and advertisements in the Hourglass as part of a grass roots publicity campaign to promote energy conservation within the Kwajalein community. Dan Eggers, who manages utilities, calculates the savings of $5,784 at the Kwajalein power plant per day thanks to the cooperation and efforts of the Kwajalein community. The power plant responds to the demand for electricity usage on Kwajalein. “We need to have enough operating capacity to provide for each piece of equipment and light that gets turned on,” explained Eggers.6 Photo courtesy of Rod Martin The huge engines at the power plant use hundreds of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel each month. The Power Reduction plan has helped to reduce the amount of fuel used and has resulted in signi cant savings.In March, total fuel usage was 420,856 gallons compared to March 2006, when we burned 480,035 gallons. Today’s fuel rate is $3.03 per gallon and the 1909 gallons not burned each day translates to a saving of $5,784.27 per day–a reduction of 14 per cent or $179,312 for the month. “We see the results of the effort by the community to conserve in reduced load,” said Eggers. Jim Landgraff, US Army Kwajalein Atoll utilities evaluator, explained that the price of fuel is volatile. “You come to work one morning and you receive the message that the cost of your fuel increased by more than 30%. The last fuel hike was in December and it went from $2.30 to $3.03; that’s 73 cents a gallon. This caused the Kwajalein power plant fuel bill to go up 4.3 million dollars.” According to Landgraff, the price of fuel affects every person and everything on the island including: scuba diving, shing and boating. In 1999, B-boat fuel cost 92 cents a gallon and today it costs $3.22 a gallon. Also, prices are raised for everything that is shipped or produced. Part of USAKA’s Power Reduction Plan is an initiative to reduce the installation’s footprint, which is an ongoing effort to empty and shut down unnecessary facilities and turn off equipment that use energy and require maintenance. “With the new transition plan, [the footprint reduction plan] has reached its zenith,” explained Fred McNickle, who manages Kwajalein Range Services Public Works. According to McNickle, the plan involves consolidating facilities, relocating functions and eventual disposition of buildings. “In the past few years we have demolished Building 932, the old community activities facility; Building 1074, the old warehouse; and Building 709, the old shipping Power reduction plan pays off S a v i n g e n e r g y Saving energy


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, April 25, 2008 7 and receiving warehouse, which was severely damaged due to high winds and beyond economical repair. [They also demolished] residential quarters 401, 403, 422 as well as removed and shutdown numerous trailers,” explained McNickle. Removing trailers is another part of the footprint reduction plan. “The Kwaj Power Plant uses approximately $9,067 of fuel per year, at the current cost, to produce electricity for each trailer,” noted Eggers. In 2008, 88 trailers will be removed from service. McNickle explained that trailer residents are relocated based on their hiring status. They will move to a single bachelor quarter room, bachelor quarter suite or a hard house.David Darden, who works for the Kwajalein Police Department, lived in a trailer for the past two years. On April 3, he moved to the Reef BQ. Darden said he misses his kitchen. “It doesn’t upset or disturb me to move back into the BQ. It’s very understandable with the current budget situation.” This is Darden’s third tour on Kwajalein and he also lived in the Reef BQ in 1996. “Seeing the marvelous renovations to the Reef BQ, it looks like a miracle has taken place,” exclaimed Darden.Ed Lyvers, who works with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory, has been living in a trailer on Kwajalein for two and a half years. “[I] use electricity as if I were paying the electric bill,” said Lyvers adding that if he were forced to move into a BQ, he would leave Kwajalein. Decisions had to be made about closing facilities. “The metering of the Yokwe Yuk Club displayed a surprisingly high power draw,” said Eggers. McNickle, explained, “around 1999, the Yuk Club kitchen was shut down due to serious structural issues. Several repair options were investigated; however, the cost to return the 55 year-old facility to a safe and economical condition was beyond any economic justi cation. In addition, the electrical operating cost alone was $5,000 plus per month so closure gave an additional reduction in power and the associated costs.” The Yokwe Yuk Club of cially closed on Oct. 31.Steve Cummings, who manages food services, explained that the bakery recently closed down its wholesale operation, shutting down two large ovens which ran 16 hours a day. “We now bring frozen bread in from [the] United States. Everything else: Donuts, cakes and cookies, we make here everyday.”Angela Mitchell, manager of the Vets’ Hall, has lived on Kwajalein for three years. “The Vets’ hall is a large building but only parts of it are in use at any given time, so it’s important that we have the air-conditioners set accordingly. Of course, lights and refrigerators are kept in check too,” said Mitchell. “I am teaching my ve year old son the relationship between electricity and money, so we concentrate on ef ciency at home as well,” continued Mitchell.Eggers comments, if our thermostat temperature [at work], were setback from 74 to 80 degrees, there would be substantial savings. The same is true in our homes. “This can be accomplished with little or no investment, merely applying a change in mind-set about waste. This is a large potential for savings, [that] lies in setting back our thermostats at night or when an area is unoccupied,” said Eggers. Stephanie Los, system engineer III, who lives in the Palm bachelor quarters, follows her mother’s advice when it comes to conserving energy. “I still do the same things my mother taught me; I’ve adjusted my room temp; take short showers; turn off lights when I leave the room; and don’t leave the water running when I don’t have to,” said Los.Power reduction has not been affected signi cantly by the decline in population so far. According to Eggers, to date, population changes have not had a large impact on electricity usage because rooms and residences that will be reissued continue to be air-conditioned. On Kwajalein, airconditioning consumes the most electricity. “Everyone can be part of the power reduction plan by employing common sense. With regard to the use of electrical devices; if you are done using it, switch it off. Or, better yet, ask yourself, ’Do I really need it?’ before switching it on,” exclaimed Ron Martin, Superintendent, Kwajalein Power Plant. Power usage is monitored at the Power Plant control station. The power plant is the lifeblood of Kwajalein. Photo courtesy of Rod Martin Photo courtesy of Rod Martin


Friday, April 25, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass Eleven servicemembers die in Global War on Terror Local Kwajalein Golf Association golfer Geary Shotts scored a hole in one on March 24, at Red Rocks Country Club in Las Vegas, Nev. The ace was scored on the 154-yard 7th hole using an 8 iron. Playing in the group with Shotts were Bob Nast, Jeff Jones and Steve Martinez. Be sure all classi ed documents and of ces containing classi ed materials are secure. Practice good OPSEC. Operation Security is everyoneÂ’s responsibility ducting combat operations in Basrah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2ndMarine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Two soldiers died Monday in Bayji, Iraq of wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell. Killed were: Spc. Steven J. Christofferson, 20, of Cudahy, Wis. and Sgt. Adam J. Kohlhaas, 26, of Perryville, Mo. Airman Apprentice Adrian M. Campos, 22, of El Paso, Texas, was found dead in Dubai on Monday due to a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Support Squadron 22, which was attached to the USNS Arctic. Pvt. Ronald R. Harrison, 25, of Morris Plains, N.J., died Tuesday at Forward Operating Base Falcon near Baghdad of a non-combat related injury. He was assigned to the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Two Marines died April 15 while conducting combat operations in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. They were assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejuene, N.C. Killed were: 1st Sgt. Luke J. Mercardante, 35, of Athens, Ga. and Cpl. Kyle W. Wilks, 24, of Rogers, Ark. Staff Sgt. Jason L. Brown, 29, of Magnolia, Texas, died April 17 in Sama Village, Iraq of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked using small arms re and grenades. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Ky. Spc. Benjamin K. Brosh, 22, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died April 18 at Forward Operating Base Anaconda in Balad, Iraq of wounds suffered in Paliwoda, Iraq when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell. Spc. Lance O. Eakes 25, of Apex, N.C., died April 18 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1132nd Military Police Company, North Carolina Army National Guard, Rocky Mount, N.C. Petty Of cer 1st Class Cherie L. Morton, 40, of Bakers eld, Calif., died Sunday in Galali, Muharraq, Bahrain. She was assigned to Naval Security Force, Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. 1st Lt. Matthew R. Vandergrift, 28 of Littleton, Colo., died Monday of wounds suffered while con40th Annual Coral Open Golf Tournament May 11-19 May 11-12, First weekend of play May 14, 4:30 p.m., Mixed Horse Race May 16, 4:30 p.m., One Club Tournament May 18-19 Second weekend of play May 21, 6:30 p.m., Banquet To sign up for tee time, call Ann Hosti, 51445. Tournament fees are $80 for Kwajalein Golf Association members and $115 for non-members.8


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, April 25, 2008 and caring and really do their best to provide the best customer service possible.” “Kudos to the postal staff and the COPE at the Kwajalein post of ce. We were very pleased with the [inspection] results,” said CW4 Mitchell, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll post of ce evaluator. The Kwajalein post of ce is the rst military post of ce that is run by civilians. The operations portion is run by Kwajalein Range Services and Sgt. Jesus Rodriguez is responsible for the COPE duties. Post of ce staff received training for new postal procedures. “We will be setting up an of cial mail center which takes care of all business mail. This will help us process the business mail a little quicker and provide better and more accurate service,” said Long. Anyone sending mail to a company or department will write the company name rst, then write the department or attention to a person, then write APO, AP, 96555; i.e. Kwajalein Range Services (KRS), ATTN: Finance or ATTN: Jane Doe, APO, AP 96555 or HQ, USAKA Command, ATTN: Community Activities, Mr. John Doe, APO, AP, 96555. Mitchell explains, units and organizations will have until 1 September to contact their business partners or clients to inform them of their of cial mailing address. “I felt the training was very important and useful, especially for new employees. The Postal service [is] a very serious business and we need to make sure everyone is on the same sheet of music,” said Rodriguez. “I would like to thank and congratulate everyone in the post of ce for a job well done. They give 150 per cent everyday to POST OFFICE, from Page 3 Anyone sending mail to a company or department must write the company name rst, then write attention to the department name or a person. Full name P.O. Box APO AP 96555 Kwajalein Range Services ATTN: Finance (Jane Doe) APO AP 96555 E X A M P L E EXAMPLE 9 Back in 1980, some of the Kwajalein Running Club’s founders thought it would be fun to have one of those, then unusual swim-bike-run endurance events called “triathlons”. Kwajalein Running Club will conduct the 29th Annual Rustman Triathlon on Monday. Yes, at Kwajalein, we have one of the oldest annual triathlons in existence. If you want to watch the race, the swim starts at 4 p.m. at the dock security check point and proceeds to Emon beach. A good vantage point to watch the biking and running is from anywhere along 9th street. The bike route travels 9th street six times and the run route travels 9th street three times. The rst nishers should being arriving back at Emon Beach around 6-6:30 p.m. Finishers are expected to continue to arrive through 8 p.m. An even shorter triathlon for youngsters, the “Rusty Family” will be held the following weekend, starting at Emon Beach at 4: 30 p.m. on Monday May 12. Distances are 500-yard swim, 10mile bike and 2-mile run. Information and registration information for both events is available in a pouch posted on the Mini-Mall Bulletin Board. Questions? Call Bob or Jane Sholar, 51815. Pre-registration is required. Race day morning set up crew is 7:30-10:30 a.m. on race day.29th Annual Rustman Triathlon coming Monday Open recreation events in May for all CYS Registered Youth K-6 grade: DANCE PARTY 5:30-7:30 p.m, May 9. Registration deadline is Wednesday. SKATE PARK FITNESS 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16. Registration deadline is May 14. COOKING NIGHT 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 23. Registration deadline is May 21. These activities are open to all CYS registered youth. You do not have to be in the School Age Services Program to attend. To nd out how to register for CYS and sign your children up, please go to the Central Registration of ce located at the Child Development support the mission and the residents on Kwajalein.” “The community can be assured that they are getting the best possible service available through military means,” exclaimed Long. The post of ce staff would like to remind people that resale items (items sold for pro t) including, jewelry, clothing, scuba gear, photography, perfumes, etc. can be shipped through the following methods; DHL (http://, Continental cargo (, shipping and receiving (contact Jimmy Matsanuga, 53444), or the Ebeye post of ce (hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.). Please do not ship resale items through the Kwajalein post of ce. This is a Department of Defense regulation and only of cial DOD businesses can use military means. According to CW4 Mitchell, private organizations may use the Military Post Of ces for notifying the Kwajalein community of a club or business activity, however, the use of MPO’s for private organizations are intended for letter mail only. Letters addressing this will go out to all private organizations, private vendors and residents.


Friday, April 25, 2008 The Kwajalein HourglassBLACK SUNGLASSES at passport agent/USAKA Host Nation activities of ce on the second oor of Building 901. Call 55033 or 54848.SATURDAY, 7-11 a.m., Quarters 416-B, in back. Clothing, Houselhold items, X-box with games and controllers, and misc. items. SATURDAY, 3-7 p.m. and MONDAY 7:30 a.m., Quarters 127-D. Clothing; womenÂ’s and teen boys, linens, furniture, jewelry, dishes, fabric and crafts. SATURDAY, 4-7 p.m. and MONDAY 7 a.m.-noon, Quarters 436-B (in back). Multi-family PCS sale. SUNDAY and MONDAY 7 a.m., Trailer 732. PCS sale. Queen-size bed, 18-inch mattress, stainless steel barbecue grill. Everything must go. MONDAY, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Quarters 135-C. Clothing, kitchen items, assorted material, bed spreads and more (no early birds). Call 50160. MONDAY, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Quarters 137-C. PCS sale ( nal). Living room furniture, desk computer, linens, kitchen and bathroom items, electronics, Hip Hop and Polo shirts, ladies clothing, men and women shoes. Rain cancels. MONDAY, 8 a.m., Quarters 442-A. PCS sale. Lazy Boy recliner, reclining sofa, scuba gear, bakers rack, and more. Call 52337. MONDAY, 9 a.m.-noon, Trailer 573. Plants; owering exotic, hibiscus, bougainvilleas, cycads, palms, pikaki, some houseplants. PCS SALE Peter Rabbit Nursery Set (14 pieces), $35; Crib/toddler bed, $75; bookshelves and wooden storage units, $25 each; Zenith VCR, $5; metal ling cabinet, $10. Items available in May: WomanÂ’s 21-speed Specialized Bike $150, Huffy 12-inch bike with training wheels (stored inside), $25. Call 53299 or 51467. PCS SALE 27-speed road bike, perfect for Rustman; menÂ’s scuba gear with dive bag; futon; large childrenÂ’s doll house with furniture; large childrenÂ’s play tent, hangs from ceiling. Call 52829 or 58087.PCS SALE. Rubbermaid outside storage building, $125; Cape Dory 18-foot, mooring marina side with ve-horsepower, four-cycle Honda motor, $1500; womenÂ’s Eva SeaQuest BCD, large; Calypso Titan octopus; Gekko Suunto dive computer with mesh bag; Sunlight dive light (D-4), and hanger, $600; plants and orchids. Call 50160, after 5 p.m.FREE USED wood from an 8-foot by 16-foot deck. Already disassembled and ready to haul. Call 58705. KRS and CMSI job listings for On-Island positions will be available at the Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye Dock Security Check Point bulletin boards, the bulletin board outside of DVD Depot, the RoiNamur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board and at Human Resources in Building 700. Job listings for Contract positions are available at and on the bulletin board outside of DVD Depot and on the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board. Full job descriptions and requirements for Contract positions are located online at NEED EXTRA money? KRS employment applications are continually accepted for all Community Services Departments and the Human Resources Temporary Pool for Casual Positions such as: Sport of cials, scorekeepers, delivery drivers, lifeguards, medical of ce receptionists, temporary of ce support, etc. Questions? Call 54916. Kwajalein Veterans Hall BAR MANAGER. Applicants should have a rsum highlighting bar or restaurant experience and any scheduling and supervisory experience. Position starts Thursday. Call 59676 and leave a message. U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll OFFICE AUTOMATION ASSISTANTS, GS0326-6. Temporary position not to exceed two years. The employee provides clerical support to ensure ef cient of ce operations. The employee accomplishes various duties to provide essential of 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. The employee performs a variety of secretarial and other clerical and administrative functions, using judgment to answer recurring questions and resolve problems. Apply at NIKE SUNGLASSES dark red/purple frames. Left at Coral Sands on April 15. Call 54396. FLIP-FLOPS at Emon Beach during music festival. Call Samantha, 54239.10 Sunday Kwaj fried chicken Salisbury steak Vegetarian pasta Grill: Brunch station openLunchMonday Breaded pork cutlet Ranch stew Chicke peapod stir-fry Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Spaghetti/sauce Chicken corn saute Fish and chips Grill: Monte Cristo wrap Thursday Meatloaf/mushroom gravy Breaded chicken strips Vegetarian stir-fry Grill: Cheese sandwichMay 2 Turkey fajitas Smoked pork carnitas Tex-Mex veggies Grill: Bean quesadillaCaf PacificDinnerSaturdayItalian sausage/marinara Tortellini carbonara Herb roasted chickenSundayApple glazed chicken Oxtail stew Black-eye peas in broth MondayHoney barbecue chicken Swedish meatballs Italian pizzaTuesdayBraised Swiss steak Baked Tuscan chicken Rice/barley casseroleThursdayChinese hoisin spareribs Thai chicken/peanut sauce Vegetable chow funWednesdayGrilled rib-eye steak Noodles Romanoff Lemon herb roast chickenTonightSizzling stir-fry to order Korean beef ribs Thai Shrimp pastaSaturday Pot roast with gravy Sicilian pizza Tofu/broccoli stir-fry Grill: Corn dogsTuesday Herb-baked chicken Broiled mahi-mahi Ginger tofu/vegetables Grill: Grilled Reuben 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. Jewish services Last Friday of the month in the Religious Education Building. Times will vary. Contact the ChaplainÂ’s office for more information. LOST FOUND PATIO SALES FOR SALELIVING ROOM sofa and love seat with decorative pillows, $1100; coffee and end tables with lamps, $50; CD/DVD racks, hold about 100 CDÂ’s, $20; for both small TV stand with cabinet, $20; desk-top computer, 60 GB hard drive, DVD and CD RW drives, USB and Thumb drive ports, keyboard, mouse, 15-inch screen with JBL speakers, includes Microsoft Of ce, $350. Call 51982, after 5 p.m. CANON POWERSHOT SD870IS 8MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom, $300, used once. Underwater case for a Canon PowerShot SD900 10MP Digital Camera, $100. Call 55666. QUEEN SIZE bedroom set, cherry nish: Platform bed with two nightstands and adjustable bed supports, six drawer dresser, seven drawer tall narrow chest, and bench, $1400. Call 52782, after 6 p.m. COMPUTER AMD 3200+ 1 GB RAM, Win XP 150 GB HD $350; 19-inch Flat Panel Samsung Monitor $150, Logitech four computer speaker set and subwoofer, $75; 14-inch Kogi Flat Panel Monitor, $50; black glass top computer desk, $150; Minolta Maxxum 300si lm camera with 35-70mm lens and camera bag, $50; new Pirates of the Caribbean pop up tent, $20.00. Kids clothing: Boys size 6-18 months, girlÂ’s size 3T-4T, and medical scrub shirts and pants in all sizes. Call 55176. SIZE SMALL BCD, Genesis dive computer, Sherwood regulator and octopus, soft weight belt, weights, Akona mesh backpack and dive accessories. Must go, you name the price. Call 50545. COMPUTER DESK with hutch, in very good condition, $20; TV 27-inch GE, $150; CD radio and cassette player, $40; 20-inch girl bike


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, April 25, 2008the hazard areas. Questions? Call KPD training, 54448. KWAJALEIN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB REMINDER: The Kwajalein Amateur Radio Club will sponsor an amateur radio testing session at 7 p.m., on May 2. Tests given will include Technician, General, and Amateur Extra. Study guides and practice tests can be found online at Discussion groups will meet before testing. A general class discussion wil be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday. Discussion groups expected to last 2 hours. For more information email or call Randy Young. GOLF COURSE HOLES 6, 7, 8 and 9 will be closed to play beginning at 4 p.m., Monday, in support of the Kwajalein Running Club’s Rustman competition. Questions? Call Bob Butz, 53768. ANNUAL PHOTO EXHIBIT is 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Monday in the Multi-Purpose Room. Come and vote for your favorite photos in support of the 2009 Kwajalein Calendar. Questions? Call Renee Biser-McGinnis, 53553. MOORING BOAT OWNERS, if you have not done so recently, its time to check your moorings. BOATER’S ORIENTATION class is scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m., May 7-8, at the CRC, room one. Cost for the class is $30, payable in advance, at the Small Boat Marina. Call 53643. RETAIL SERVICES STORE WIDE CLEARANCE SALE Starting Monday. All sporting goods, bike parts and houseware including plastic containers are 70 per cent off. Waterford Crystal is now 70 per cent off; lamps 90 per cent off; children’s furniture 90 per cent off, Sun Bikes 20 per cent off; jar candles; $1, all Christmas and holiday items are 90 per cent off, most ladies clothing 90 per cent off, and men’s shirts 2XL and larger 90 per cent off. New product is being brought from the warehouse on a daily basis. Come early and often for the best selection. Sales are nal, no refunds, no exchanges, no layaways and no holds. SPECIAL SHOPPING schedule at Macy’s, Macy’s West and Gimbels. C-badge appreciation days for all workers on USAKA/RTS May 3, May 10, May 17, May 31, June 14, June 28, July 19. RMI shopping days for all RMI 18 and older from Ebeye and Enniburr, May 17, June 7 and June 21. octopus, Suunto console, like new, $150 and patio cover frame, $60. Call 54106. FINS, NEVER USED, Oceanic large, extra-large, $40; AERIES split ns, never used, large/extralarge, $80; TUSA ns, size small/medium, $35; Sherwood Avid BCD, $200; Sherwood Brut regulator and octopus, $180; new 70-pint dehumidi er, $245; dive computer, Cressi Sub Archimedes II, $275 and Canon S3 IS 6MP $270. Call 51081. Rugs 63-inch by 90-inch, 47-inch by 66-inch design cheyenne new, $150; dehumidi er new in box 65 pint, $225; large 8 drawer cherry wood dresser from Home World Hawaii, $300; drum set glossy black with chrome Mapex double bass, $350; TKO heavy punching bag new, $50. Call 5-4677 or 3986. ACOUSTIC GUITAR. Call Janis, 52319 FISHING BOAT reasonably priced. Call Charlie, 52319 after 5 p.m. PET SITTER to take care of cat when I am off island. Loving, great with humans and good with other animals once he gets used to them. Perfect for the BQ resident that misses their pet. Call Ron, 54058, daytime.COMMUNITY EDUCATION is adding new classes. There are also classes that will be offered in May for which it is NOT too late to register. The new class is “Special ‘Just for Kids’ Cardmaking Class” in the Elementary School Library, 3:305 p.m., for second-sixth graders beginning May 2. Fees for this class are $20 and requires some supplies such as glue sticks. Melissa Heilman is the teacher. Deadline for registration is Monday.CLASS SPACE AVAILABLE There is space in Melissa Heilman’s Mexican cooking class and Tarah Yurovchak’s, Cooking with Kid’s, a special Mother’s Day dinner. These classes begin in May. Sign up now by calling or e-mailing the Community Education of ce, 51078, lora.kendr Police Department is using the Small Arms Range 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Please observe 11 Menu includes top sirloin of beef, Virginia smoke ham, scallops Alfredo, Cornish game hens, cashew-encrusted mahi mahi, orange sesame chicken, chilled seafood bar, cheese bar, assorted salads, fresh fruits and desserts. The grill will be open for omettes, eggs and pancakes. Menu subject to change due to availability. Take out meals are not allowed unless request is submitted in advance. Food Service personnel will prepare take out meals. WANTED THE RECOMPRESSION CHAMBER will not be available through Saturday due to required scheduled maintenance by the Marine Department. During this period, recreational diving will be limited to a depth of 50 feet. with saddle basket, $15; 16-inch boy bike, $15 (available 15 May); 22-inch gear bike with saddle basket, $20 (available 15 May). Call 54534 and leave message. SMALL REFRIGERATORS (2), $30 and $75; 6-foot by 9-foot carpets (2), $20 each; 10 gallon aquarium with accessories, $30; Indigo 20-foot Trimaran sailboat with trailer and boatshack, $10,500. Call Mike, 55987. SLIP COVERS, couch chair, sleeping bag, two king-size duvet sets, rugs, VCR, bean bag chair, toddler expansion gate, dog crate, dog bed and assorted linens. Call 51508. MACGREGOR SAILBOAT, 26-foot with 50horsepower outboard, includes boathouse, jetski and boat lot 11, everything for $12,500. Call 53534. BIKE TRAILER medium-sized, $25; women’s Huffy bike, $25; Sony camcorder, $250 and Penn Senator 12/0 reel with ve-foot, 6-inch rod, $325. Call 50010. BABY SWING $30; bassinet/cradle $25; Hooked on Phonics for preschool (three DVD pack), $25; two girls Huffy bikes—Kwaj condition. Call 52757. CROCS FLIP FLOPS women’s size ve, one pair, brown with beige insole. one pair, white with gray insole, barely worn, $15 each. Call Sheryl, 52389 or 54877. BLINDS FOR 400 Series Housing, carpet for living room and two bedrooms, dishwasher, and 12-foot by 15-foot deck, computer desk and of ce chair. Call 52332. SEARS KENMORE canister vacuum cleaner with all attachments, $30. Call Jennifer, 52312. END TABLES (two), solid teak, deep carved, one drawer and two doors for enclosed storage area, removable plexiglass protector across the top, 23-inches by 23-inches, $225. Call 53640, 4-8 p.m. BIKE TRAILER, new wheels, tires, and hitch plus two shing rod holders and open bed for cooler or easy to modify, $75; large outside Rubbermaid storage unit, $90; six-foot Christmas tree, space saving corner style, $20 and TV stand with side storage, black, up to 32-inch TV, corner or wall style. Call 52306. ALUMINUM BLINDS for 400 series, $80; carpet rugs (two), $35 each; Oceanic medium BC, $75; 20-inch girls’ bike, $20; US diver conshelf regulator, $140; octopus, gauges with Datamax sport computer, $150; Seaquest regulator, COMMUNITY NOTICES


Friday, April 25, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglassinvolved in the community? Join the Adopt-AnArea program. Questions? Call Brenda, 53331, or e-mail THE ADULT POOL is for use by persons 18 and older. Children should not use the adult pool even if accompanied by an adult. Exceptions are preapproved swim team practice and scuba lessons. THE KAYAK SHACK now offers oat rentals. Rent a surf rider, $2. You must be 10 years-old to sign the rental agreement. Questions? Call Mandie, 52847. Kwajalein Community Band in concert, 7 p.m., May 8 in the Multi-Purpose Room. The Islander will arrive at Kwajalein 7:30 a.m. Saturday, dockside.12ID THEFT, from Page 4 Saturday 6:35 a.m./6:59 p.m. /11:35 a.m. 6:50 a.m., 3.6’ 12:22 a.m., 0.4’ 7:10 p.m., 2.5’ 1:23 p.m., 0.5’ Sunday 6:34 a.m./6:59 p.m. 12:33 a.m./12:26 p.m. 7:32 a.m., 3.3’ 12:53 a.m., 0.7’ 8:03 p.m., 2.2’ 2:17 p.m., 0.9’ Monday 6:34 a.m./6:59 p.m. 1:19 a.m./1:17 p.m. 8:36 a.m., 2.9’ 1:40 a.m., 1.1’ 9:55 p.m., 2.0’ 3:50 p.m., 1.1’ Tuesday 6:34 a.m./6:59 p.m. 2:02 a.m./2:07 p.m. 10:27 a.m., 2.8’ 3:22 a.m., 1.4’ 5:45 p.m., 1.0’ Wednesday 6:33 a.m./6:59 p.m. 2:45 a.m./2:57 p.m. 12:07 a.m., 2.3’ 5:43 a.m., 1.3’ 12:10 p.m., 3.0’ 6:53 p.m., 0.6’ Thursday 6:33 a.m./6:59 p.m. 3:27 a.m./3:48 p.m. 1:11 a.m., 2.8’ 7:03 a.m., 0.9’ 1:14 p.m., 3.4’ 7:39 p.m., 0.2’ May 2 6:33 a.m./6:59 p.m. 4:10 a.m./4:41 p.m. 1:54 a.m., 3.4’ 7:57 a.m., 0.4’ 2:03 p.m., 3.8’ 8:18 p.m., 0.2’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSaturday: Mostly sunny, 10 per cent showers. Winds: ENE at 10-15 knots. Sunday: Partly sunny, 20 per cent showers. Winds: NE at 10-15 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, 30 per cent showers. Winds: ENE at 10-15 knots. Tuesday: Mostly sunny, 10 per cent showers. Winds: ENE at 10-15 knots. Wednesday: Partly sunny, 40 per cent showers. Winds: ENE 12-17 knots. Thursday: Partly sunny, 20 per cent showers. Winds: ENE at 10-15 knots. Jan. May 2: Mostly sunny, 20 per cent showers. Winds: NENE at 10-15 knots. Annual total: 18.87 inches Annual deviation: .10 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low TideSun  Moon  Tidesform; or call the FTC’s Identity Theft Hotline, toll-free: 1-877-ID-THEFT (438-4338); TTY: 1-866-653-4261; or write Identity Theft Clearinghouse, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580. Be sure to call the Hotline to update your complaint if you have any additional information or problems. By sharing your identity theft complaint with the FTC, you will provide important information that can help law enforcement of cials across the nation track down identity thieves and stop them. The FTC can refer victims’ complaints to other govern-ment agencies and companies for further action, as well as investigate companies for violations of laws the agency enforces. Additionally, you can provide a printed copy of your online Complaint form to the police to incorporate into their police report. The printed FTC ID Theft Complaint, in conjunction with the police report, can constitute an Identity Theft Report and entitle you to certain protections. This Identity Theft Report can be used to (1) permanently block fraudulent information from appearing on your credit report; (2) ensure that debts do not reappear on your credit report; (3) prevent a company from continuing to collect debts that result from identity theft; and (4) place an extended fraud alert on your credit report. 4. File a report with your local police or the police in the com-munity where the identity theft took place. Call your local police department and tell them that you want to file a report about your identity theft. Ask them if you can file the report in person. If you cannot, ask if you can file a report over the Internet or telephone. If the police are reluctant to take your report, ask to file a “Miscellaneous Incident” report, or try another jurisdiction, like your state police. You also can check with your state Attorney General’s office to find out if state law requires the police to take reports for identity theft. Check the Blue Pages of your telephone directory for the phone number or check for a list of state Attorneys General.When you go to your local police department to le your report, bring a printed copy of your FTC ID Theft Complaint form, your cover letter, and your supporting documentation. The cover letter explains why a police report and an ID Theft Complaint are so important to victims. Ask the of cer to attach or incorporate the ID Theft Complaint into their police report. Tell them that you need a copy of the Identity Theft Report (the police report with your ID Theft Complaint attached or incorporated) to dispute the fraudulent accounts and debts created by the identity thief. (In some jurisdictions the of cer will not be able to give you a copy of the of cial police report, but should be able to sign your Complaint and write the police report number in the “Law Enforcement Report” section.) Next week we will explore in more detail exciting topics also related to identity theft such as “fraud alerts” credit freezes and identity theft reports.FIESTA! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 6 p.m., Sunday, May 4 at the Vets’ Hall. Mexican beer and margarita specials and music from DJ, Mike Saltzman. Enter your salsa in our people’s choice contest to win prizes. KWAJALEIN YACHT CLUB monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Saturday; happy hour starts at 5:30 p.m. Please bring Pupu. New members welcome. LICENSED KWAJALEIN BOATERS, have a “Shaggy” boating experience. Shaggy is the pontoon boat that can hold up to 10 passengers and can be reserved as a second boat reservation along with a B-boat reservation. Questions? Call 53643. KWAJALEIN POLICE will conduct a bike and property auction at 4:30 p.m., Saturday. The community is invited to attend and bid on property. Questions? Call 54445. STUDENT MUSIC recital is at 7 p.m., Thursday, in the Multi-Purpose room. SEASON ONE of the BBC series Torchwood will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Fridays, at the Adult Recreation Center for 13 weeks. To ensure that all computers receive the necessary patches and remain compliant with higher headquarters’ directives, please make sure to restart your computer at the end of each day. Powering off your computer may lead to non-compliance and a lock out. Questions? Call 55132. HELP KEEP Kwajalein and Roi-Namur beautiful by adopting an area. Looking for a way to get