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jg Friday, July 11, 2008 S g t M a j P a t r i c k K u t a c l e f t a n d C o l S t e v e n s o n R e e d U S A r m y K w a j a l e i n Sgt. Maj. Patrick Kutac, left, and Col. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein A t o l l c o m m a n d e r s e r v e B u r g e r K i n g m e a l s a t t h e g r a n d o p e n i n g o f t h e Atoll commander, serve Burger King meals at the grand opening of the A A F E S F o o d C o u r t o n J u l y 3 F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 6 AAFES Food Court on July 3. For more, see Page 6. ( P h o t o b y D a n A d l e r ) (Photo by Dan Adler)


Friday, July 11, 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:1,500 E-mail: Of cer......Col. Stevenson ReedPublic Affairs Of cer ...............Vanessa PeedenInterim Media Manager...................Dan Adler Reporter..........................................Yael Beals commentary THUMBS DOWNTo 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, Local; or hourglass the person or persons who ddn’t pick up after their dog at the children’s playground on Emon Beach. There were ies everywhere. To the people who are using the ground as garbage cans for their drink cups since the food court opened. Investing money in bright minds isn’t wrongIt seems all we hear today is how American companies send jobs overseas, take away bene ts from workers, and pay their CEOs ridiculous sums of money even if those CEOs are incompetent and run the company into the ground. So when Kwajalein Range Services, AirScan Paci c, Matson Navigation Company and MIT/Lincoln Laboratories give scholarships to our Kwajalein seniors, it’s nice to see American companies doing something for the common good. When I read Dennis Baker’s letter in the July 3 issue of the Hourglass I had to think about what he said for a while. Baker stated that the $48,000 of KRS Quality of Life funds, which went to scholarships for Kwajalein seniors, would have been better spent on some of the workers in food services and retail who have lost their jobs. Or perhaps, Baker wrote, the money should have gone to helping workers who have been cut to 32 hours per week. He also suggested it could have been spent on reworks for Independence Day. Those are all good ideas and on the face of it, perhaps that $48,000 should have been spent on something else. Fireworks would have been nice on the Fourth, that’s for sure. But a 20-minute reworks shows would cost every bit of that $48,000. Giving some relief to workers who have lost jobs or had hours cut back is a good idea too, but that would be short-term help at best. So think about this — Kwajalein high school graduated some pretty bright young people this year. Al Robinson, high school principal, said, “This group of students is really going to do something with their lives.” There were several Marshallese students in the graduating class. Each one received scholarships of varying amounts. As far as quality of life goes, it’s true that spending $48,000 on scholarships won’t do anything to increase quality of life on Kwajalein. Baker is right about that. But, if we look at the big picture, we can see that the Marshallese who work, and in some cases, live among us, need and want their young people to be educated to the best of their ability. Which is more important — helping some bright Marshallese students go to college so they can achieve their dreams — or putting it into a 20-minute reworks show? If those Marshallese young people go to a good college, get the best education they can, and then return to the Marshall Islands to enter government or business and uplift all the Marshallese people by doing so, wouldn’t that scholarship money have been well spent? Also, what if one of those students — American or Marshallese — went off to college, studied hard and maybe someday developed an alternative fuel source, a better way to grow food, a cure for cancer, or something else the world is badly in need of? Is that so inconceivable? The long and the short of it is that the future — our future — lies in such students. It lies in what kind of people they will become and the things they may achieve that would bene t us all. Wouldn’t that improve everyone’s quality of life? Even in today’s expensive world when a gallon of gasoline costs more than $4, the sum of $48,000 is still a lot of money. And yet, it’s so little. When money is invested, the people doing the investing always like to get the most bang for their bucks. I think helping students go to college and giving them the chance to accomplish great things is a lot of bang for the bucks.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, July 11, 2008 3 Kutac becomes rst Sgt. Maj. at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Article and photos By Dan AdlerInterim ManagerSgt. Maj. Patrick A. Kutac made history at the Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony held July 3, in Island Memorial Chapel. He became the rst Sgt. Maj. at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. Kutac has been in the Army since 1989 and attended basic training at Ft. Sill, Ok. and advanced training at Ft. Bliss, Tx. His previous assignments have been in Germany and Alexandria, Va. His deployments include Desert Storm and three operational deployments to Southwest Asia. KutacÂ’s military education includes the Primary Leadership Course, the Advanced Non-commissioned OfficerÂ’s Course, the Army Recruiter School, the First SergeantÂ’s Course and the Sgt. Maj. Academy. He holds a bachelorÂ’s degree in business management from National-Lewis University and a masterÂ’s degree in human resource development from Webster University. KutacÂ’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal (two Bronze Stars), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Professional Development ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Kuwait Liberation Service Medal and the Army Recruiter Gold Badge. Kutac is married to the former Karen Vanicek and has an 11-yearold daughter, Ashley. Col. Stevenson Reed, USAKA commander, spoke at the ceremony saying that USAKA had needed a Sgt. Maj. for some time and credited Space and Missile Defense Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph C. Borja, who also spoke at the ceremony, with being instrumental in making it happen. Borja told the Kutacs they would have a responsibility to be active in the community and to assist in whatever way they could. A reception in the Religious Education Building followed immediately after the ceremony.Sgt. Maj. Patrick Kutac speaks at the ceremony. Left to right, Ashley, Karen and Sgt. Maj. Patrick Kutac chat with Paul Sefcik, Program Director for Alutiq at the reception. Sgt. Maj. Patrick Kutac cuts a piece of cake for daughter Ashley.


Friday, July 11, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4Capt. Kathryn Hire demonstrates how astronauts drink uids in space.Visiting astronaut expects USAKA/RTS will partner in satellite launch program Articles and photos By Dan AdlerInterim ManagerCapt. Kathryn P. (Kay) Hire, U.S. Navy Reserve, is good at multitasking.“My ‘day job’ is as a civilian astronaut for NASA,” she said. “I’m on Kwajalein working my Navy job for the Of ce of Naval Research and the Operationally Responsive Space of ce.” Hire arrived on Kwajalein June 27 and left July 1. While on island, she received brie ngs on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. Hire explained that ORS is looking for new ways and new ideas to obtain quicker responses from space assets such as surveillance and communications satellites, as well as other space assets, in support of the warfighter. Hire said that with some assets, changing their functions can take years. “These assets are used in combat or for force protection purposes and need to have quick response time” said Hire. Hire was on Kwajalein in her Navy function because a payload for ORS will be launched by the SpaceX Falcon rocket. “We’re just looking at new ideas now,” Hire said. “Do we need to put big new satellites up or just a series of smaller ones that might last just a few weeks but would ll in gaps?” Hire continued that quicker ways to launch satellites were also needed and being brainstormed. She expects U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site will be an important partner in these efforts, either in actual launches or in tracking of satellites. In her day job as a NASA astronaut, Hire ew on STS-90 Neurolab which lasted from April 17-May 3, 1998. During the 16-day ight, the seven-member crew aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia performed 26 life science experiments on the brain and nervous system. One might say Hire is well-travelled as her space ight orbited the Earth 256 times and covered 6.3 million miles. Prior to becoming an astronaut, Hire was commissioned as a Naval of cer in 1981 and earned her Naval Flight Of cer wings in 1982. She ew research missions aboard P-3 Orion aircraft with Oceanographic Development Squadron Eight and then served as an instructor to student Naval Flight Of cers. On May 13, 1993, Hire became the rst female in the U.S. military to be assigned to a combat aircrew when she reported to Patrol Squadron 62. She participated in Atlantic and Caribbean operations and continued her Navy Reserve duty aboard the USS Kitty Hawk She was recalled to active duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She also served as commanding of cer of Navy Reserve Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in Austin, Tx. Hire began working at Kennedy Space Flight Center as an engineer for Lockheed Space Operations Company. She was selected by NASA for astronaut training in December of 1994. After a year of training, she worked in mission control as a spacecraft communicator and then ew as a Mission Specialist 2 on STS-90. While on Kwajalein, Hire gave a slide presentation on NASA to community members on July 1 in Cor-NASA astronaut, Kathryn P. Hire shows a slide of her Space Shuttle crew and explains she was the short one during a presentation to the community in Corlett Recreation Center.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, July 11, 2008 5 Capt. Kathryn Hire shows slides of NASA operations and Space Shuttle crews preparing for a ight.lett Recreation Center Room 6. She began the presentation with a history of NASA and its beginnings in 1959 with the Mercury program and through the Gemini and the Apollo programs including six lunar landings between 1969 and 1972. Then came Skylab and the Apollo/ Soyuz joint U.S./Russian mission in 1975. The Space Shuttle followed. Hire described how the original Space Shuttle design came from Rockwell in Palmdale, Calif. by modifying a B-1 bomber. Hire stated that there have been 123 shuttle ights with only two accidents. “That is really an amazing record,” she said. Hire described how a shuttle gets into Earth orbit a mere 8 minutes after launch and orbits the Earth every 90 minutes. She told the audience how the astronauts eat, sleep, exercise and drink while in orbit. The next shuttle ight is scheduled for Oct. 10 to repair the Hubble telescope. According to Hire, that will be NASA’s last mission to the Hubble. Hire explained how astronauts are continually training, prepping, helping to design new space vehicles and techniques, handling public relations, evaluating crews and supporting crew training. “Just because astronauts aren’t ying doesn’t mean they’re not busy,” she said. The future for NASA includes the completion of the International Space Station. That is scheduled to take two more years of shuttle ights. After the ISS is completed, the shuttle will be retired in favor of a newer vehicle that will take NASA back to the moon.“The ultimate goal is Mars,” said Hire. “We have to take the steps to get there which include going to the moon to test our technology before we would attempt a Mars landing.”One of the important steps in going to the moon is getting more detailed images of the surface. “There is a Japanese satellite orbiting the moon that is sending back high de nition images that are amazing,” she said.After her presentation, Hire answered questions from children in the audience. One wanted to know why she wanted to be an astronaut.Hire answered that when she was a young girl, she saw space launches on TV and thought how great it would be to go into space. She decided that’s what she wanted to do.She said that when she was young, she thought by this time everyone would have their own personal spaceship and she was disappointed it hadn’t happened yet. Hire told the children in the audience that NASA is always looking for bright people with good ideas. “Study hard, get some good ideas and come join us,” she said. “Remember, the people who will someday walk on Mars are students now.” To learn more about NASA, visit their Web site Space ight.NASA.Gov.


Friday, July 11, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass M Article and photos By Dan AdlerInterim ManagerMother nature woke up cranky on Independence Day morning with rain, thunder and lightning. For most of the morning and into the early afternoon, it looked like the Fourth of July festivities might be a wash out. Although the rain did cancel the morning volleyball tournament, it didnÂ’t keep Community Activities from preparing Emon Beach for the party in the afternoon. Almost on cue, as the rst children started arriving for the bike parade at 1:30 p.m., the clouds parted and the sun peeked through. The rest of 6 Front to back, Kathryn Montgomery, Sydney Montgomery, Myles Sylvester and Kaya Sylvester wait for the bike parade to begin.Community Activities Manager Simone Smead welcomes residents to the festivities.Brothers Nicholas, left, and Nathan Rager think a car is better for the parade.Happy birthday USA Kwaj celebrates with the day saw a sunny sky that was perfect for a beach party. Simone Smead, Community Activities Manager, welcomed residents to the festivities. She said that even though the dayÂ’s events would not include reworks, that didnÂ’t take away from the meaning of the day any less. She thanked the Community Activities staff for working through the morningÂ’s inclement weather to get everything ready for the dayÂ’s events. The National Anthem was sung by Armed Forces Entertainment singer Donovan Kealoha, who also entertained the crowd later in the evening. Smead then introduced Deputy Mission Commander, Hugh Denny Dane Bishop cools off during the hot day in the water slide. Tyler Stepchew buys a shaved ice from Brittany Haley, left and Diane Swanby.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, July 11, 2008See 4th of July, Page 107Claire Grant takes a break from having fun to get a bite to eat. Deputy Mission Commander Hugh Denny speaks to the audience.4th of July beach partyto the audience.Denny reminded residents that the men and women of the Armed Forces were away from their families and friends so that we could celebrate the day in freedom and safety. He asked the audience to remember those men and women and the many sacri ces they are making in many dangerous places. He reminded residents to be careful and safe while they enjoyed the day.Amy Hansen, recreation manager, then said an emotional farewell to Smead who is PCSing soon. She unfurled a huge sign that read, ‘We will miss you Simone.’ Marshallese members of the Community Activities staff serenaded Smead with a goodbye song. Then it was time for the games and fun in the sun to begin. Kwajalein Range Services Food Services provided food, private vendors sold their wares and shaved ice was available. The day’s activities included a water slide for children, carnival games, a bounce house, banana rides and a jousting tournament. ‘Family frenzy’ fun included Buddy Walkers, an egg toss and a sack race. It was another wonderful Kwajalein Independence Day celebration under a beautiful sunny sky on our island paradise. The bike parade heads toward the nish line at the stage on Emon Beach. Communty Activites Marshallese staff members serenade Simone Smead with a goodbye song.


Friday, July 11, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass A 8Food Court opens to big crowd July 3It’s an AAFES day! Hungry Kwajalein residents started lining up an hour before opening time.Article and photos By Dan AdlerInterim ManagerAn excited, happy and hungry crowd waited with anticipation for the AAFES Food Court to open at 11 a.m., July 3. Residents had started gathering more than an hour before the scheduled opening time in order to be among the rst customers of the new AAFES establishment. The line stretched from the food court doors all the way to the former Macy’s store. Kris Kovis, AAFES Kwajalein general manager, welcomed the crowd and introduced the AAFES Paci c Region Vice-President Woody Younginer.Younginer began his remarks by asking the crowd to observe a few moments of silence in memory of AAFES Food Court Manager Sawas Leonidas, who passed away recently.Younginer then thanked those responsible for bringing AAFES to Kwajalein. “Our gratitude goes out to Col. Stevenson Reed, without whom none of this would have been possible,” Younginer said. “We would also like to thank Chief Warrant Of cer Phyllis Mitchell for her tireless efforts to make this happen.” Younginer continued, “Thank you to the USAKA and KRS transition teams for your professionalism though this process.”He went on to thank the AAFES food team and the AAFES facilities maintenance crew, “which did a fantastic job of renovating this facility.”Younginer remarked that construction on the food court had started on May 13 and cost $350,000 to complete “I am absolutely thrilled to welcome you to your AAFES Food Court,“ Younginer said. “Please enjoy.” Then Col. Stevenson Reed, USAKA commander, spoke to the crowd saying, “We told AAFES in March what we wanted on Kwajalein and they did a great job of producing it.” Reed thanked Lt. Gen. Kevin Left to right, Kris Kovis, AAFES Kwajalein general manager, CWO Phyllis Mitchell, Alexis Martin, Sgt. Jesus Rodriguez, Logan Stafford, Michelle Stafford and USAKA Commander, Col Stevenson Reed cut the ribbon to of cally open the Kwajalein AAFES Food Court.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, July 11, 2008 9 Long lines form at the food court counters to order favorites. Subway is a popular choice for customers. Col. Stevenson Reed serves the rst Burger King meal to Tyler Stepchew as Sgt. Maj. Patrick Kutac looks on.Campbell, commanding general of Space and Missile Defense Command and Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Borja for their help and guidance in making the AAFES facility a reality. He also thanked his staff, especially CWO Phyllis Mitchell, for their help in the effort. “I see a lot of happy faces here today,” Reed said. “That’s what I wanted when I set out to bring AAFES here. I wanted to make the community happy.” He said, “I know you’re all hungry, so let’s open the doors.” With that, Kris Kovis, CWO Phyllis Mitchell, Alexis Martin, Sgt. Jesus Rodriguez, Logan Stafford, Michelle Stafford and Col. Stevenson Reed cut the ribbon to of cially open the Kwajalein AAFES Food Court. The crowd streamed in and soon Burger King, Subway, Anthony’s Pizza and Baskin-Robbins were packed with customers. Although it took a little while to get to the counters and order, nobody seemed to mind the wait. From all the satis ed munching that was soon going on, it looks like the AAFES Food Court will be a big hit with the community for a long time to come. Ross Butz, left, and Chris Horner chow down on Burger King meals while Hannah Fronzak enjoys a Subway sandwich. Woody Younginer, AAFES Paci c Region vice-president, welcomes residents to the food court opening.


Friday, July 11, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 4THOFJULYfromPage7 Above: Left to right, Justin Hill, RJ and Nick Sieja tithbddlkt g,, Lila Burnley and Reagan Buhl run the sack race. Steady hands and nerves are needed at the egg toss. Murphy Malloy plays Plinko with help from Mindy Womack. Mackenzie Gowans tries her hand at painting a star.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, July 11, 2008 11 Although the morning was full of rain and thunder, the afternoon turns into a perfect beach day. AFE singer Donovan Kealoha and his band cap off the day with a concert on the beach.Cheri Malloy, left, takes on Amb er Monroe-Martin in the womenÂ’s jou sting tour nament.Eric Cole, left, goes ying from a blow by Eric Corder.Colby Ehart, left, gets knocked off his perch by Chris Angle.Eric Corder, left, battles Chris Ang le during the jous ting tournam ent as Bo b Butz referees.


Friday, July 11, 2008 The Kwajalein HourglassCommunity Services’ Behavior Observation Team works to promote culture of safetyPhotos by Dan Adler By Dan AdlerInterim ManagerIt’s an unfortunate fact of life that many employees don’t take safety in the workplace seriously. It’s easy to fall into bad habits such as working without proper safety gear because it’s quicker to do the job without taking the time to put the gear on. It’s easier not to use the proper tool for a job because it’s too much trouble to nd the tool that should be used.A worker is asking for trouble by thinking about other things when his or her mind should be on the job at hand.Daydreaming and being careless can cause injuries ranging from minor to fatal. When employees become complacent and don’t subscribe to a ‘culture of safety,’ accidents are inevitable. The rst line of defense against complacency and accidents is educating employees to guard against behaviors that cause accidents.That’s where the Kwajalein Range Services Community Services’ Behavior Observation Team comes in. The BOT is a Bechtel initiative which is part of a people-based safety program. The objective of the BOT is to observe employee behavior on the job and when an employee exhibits carelessness or unsafe actions, the BOT advises the employee of the actions that were unsafe and educates he or she to have more safety awareness on the job. That is done by positive reinforcement and feedback to avoid at-risk behavior. The goal of the program is to make safety a habit for employees. The BOT uses speci c checklists to identify unsafe actions and make recommendations to employees on how to do their jobs safely and thus avoid accidents and injuries. The BOT encourages employees to look out for co-workers and to ensure safe job performance among themselves.The process used is ‘no name, no blame.’ The BOT is not trying to catch workers in unsafe actions in order to get them in trouble or criticize them. It is there to identify problems, discuss those problems with employees and to emphasize safety. The team makes suggestions to workers on how to do their jobs in a safer manner.Data from the observations and recommendations of the team is entered into a Bechtel Web site where it is tracked and graphed in an effort to decrease work-related accidents and injuries. In the past, every department had a BOT, but at the current time, only Community Services has one. The members are Inge LeBlanc, John Pyle, Cathreen Tabu, Kim Parker, Masina McCollum, Kijenni Lokboj and Massa Samuel. The effort put forth by the members is an attempt to foster a ‘culture of safety’ until safe work practices become a habit among the workforce. So if employees see the Community Services observation team at their place of work, remember the team is there to increase your safety and the safety of your co-workers. The goal is zero accidents and that can only happen if everyone is serious about safety. Behavior Observation Team members John Pyle, right and Cathreen Tabu, center, watch Community Activities employees Sotin Maie and Asmond Arelong erect a dining tent on Emon Beach for the Independence Day celebration. Bot members, left to right, Kijenni Lokboj, Massa Samuel and Inge LeBlanc discuss their checklist.12


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, July 11, 2008 Former Roi Namur residents Jeff and Sarah Emde welcomed their six-pound, four-ounce baby boy into the world on June 20. Jaxon Isaac Emde was born at 12:17 p.m. at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, IN. The Emde’s were Raytheon/KRS employees with the Space Surveillance and ALCOR radar groups from 2002 through 2007 and are currently living in Louisville, KY. Notes can be sent to .an amazing man in that everyone that met him was touched by his kindness. His brothers and sisters in blue thank him for touching their lives. They will miss him. In an e-mail, Cotton’s sister, Tina Ramsay, said that he was a blessing to all and he will be truly missed. “He was the kindest, most giving person I have ever known, “she said. Entry / Exit. He was then promoted to Lieutenant at the Dock Security Checkpoint. In Oct. 2003, John transferred to the K-9 section as a sergeant and worked with his partner, drug detection dog, Iron. In 2004, Cotton was transferred to the Huntsville of ce to be the recruiter for the Kwajalein Police Department. Cotton was Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific, says Kwajalein vitally important to nation13Former resident John Cotton passes awayFormer resident and Kwajalein Police Officer John Cotton passed away on June 26. Services were held June 29 at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville, Ala. He was interred at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville. Cotton was a long-time resident on Kwajalein from 1997 to 2004. He started as a police of cer and was promoted to sergeant at John Cotton Jaxon Isaac Emde STORK NEWS Three Servicemembers die in Global War on TerrorSpc. Estell L. Turner 43, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died July 2 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds suffered on June 28 in Malikheyl, Afghanistan, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. 1st Lt. Daniel Farkas 42, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died on July 4 of injuries suffered from a non-hostile incident in Kabul, Afghanistan (Camp Phoenix). He was assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Syracuse, N.Y. Sgt. 1st Class Anthony L. Woodham 37, of Rogers, Ark., died Saturday of injuries suffered in a noncombat incident at Camp Adder, Tallil, Iraq. He was assigned to the 39th Brigade Support Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Arkansas Army National Guard, Heber Springs, Ark.Hourglass ReportsLt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, Commanding General, U.S. Army Paci c and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph P. Zettlemoyer, Command Sgt. Maj., U.S. Army Paci c, visited U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. Lt. Col. Harold Buhl, Jr. Reagan Test Site Commander and Master Sgt. Daniel L. Perdue, RTS Operations NCO escorted the distinguished visitors around Kwajalein. When asked his opinion of the Reagan Test Site, Mixon said “Kwajalein is a national treasure that is vitally important to the nation’s security. I met some extremely dedicated people, technically pro cient. As space becomes more important to our national defense, Kwajalein will play an even more important role in our national security.” Be sure all classi ed documents and of ces containing classi ed materials are secure. Practice good OPSEC. Operation Security is everyone’s responsibility


Friday, July 11, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass Sunday Virginia ham Teriyaki chicken Seafood Newburg Grill: Brunch station openLunchMonday Roast pork loin Turkey Tetrazzini Seafood quiche Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Lemon pepper chicken Beef stew Potato wedges Grill: Buffalo burger Thursday Beef steak in gravy Bratwurst/sauerkraut Turkey cordon bleu Grill: N/AJuly 18 Chicken cacciatore Italian mix grill Red snapper Grill: Swiss burgerCaf PacificDinnerSaturdayMinute steak Spicy buffalo wings Macaroni and cheeseSundayItalian meatloaf Chicken/peapod stir-fry Fried eggplant MondayThai grilled chicken Lamb couscous Ono with pineappleTuesdayPork cutlet Herb-roast chicken Cottage pieThursdayFive-spice chicken Pork adobo Tofu and vegetablesWednesdayCarved ank steak Chef's choice Chicken MontereyTonightPancake supper Beef brisket Cod casiniSaturday Spaghetti Chicken nuggets Eggplant Parmesan Grill: Philly wrapTuesday Barbecued brisket Herb baked wings Veggie/rice casserole Grill: Chuckwagon 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.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 Chaplain’s office for more information. HELP WANTED 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 Roi-Namur 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. U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll OFFICE AUTOMATION ASSISTANTS, GS-0326-6. 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 Atmospheric Technology Services Co. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN, Kwajalein Weather Station. Our technicians install, maintain and repair a variety of scienti c instrumentation and communications systems, including the KPOL weather radar. Background in telemetry and digital electronics desired. Unaccompanied position. Competitive salary and bene ts offered. Call 51508. VETS’ HALL BARTENDER AND BAR BACK. Call Brianne, 53074 or 52279. AIRSCAN PACIFIC MECHANICS HELPERS for Aviation Maintenance Department. Must be able to lift 70 pounds, pass a drug test, possess or be able to obtain a driver’s license and be able to read, write and understand English. Applications will be taken at the AirScan administration of ce in Building 902. No phone calls. LOSTONE BLACK Huffy bike, one red bike, taken from Kwajalein Police Department lot. Call 52757. WHITE COOLER and a pair of pink sunglasses. Call 53928 or 54967. FOUNDIPOD. Call 54990. WANTEDPORTABLE DISHWASHER, reasonably priced; answering machine, any type; bike trailer, bike with training wheels for small child. Call 52211. ADULT TRICYCLE to buy or rent short term, any condition OK. Call 52125. CHOCOLATE BROWN paint for yard fence, roof ‘snow’ for patio roof. Will pay reasonable prices. Call Marty, 51750. BAMBOO FENCING and mini-refrigerator. Call 59283. BACHELOR QUARTERS-size refrigerator. Call Lauren, 55558. PATIO SALESSATURDAY, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Quarters 139-C (in back). Final PCS sale. Clothing, shoes, carpet cleaner, shop vac, plastic outdoor slide, wine glasses, espresso cup and saucer set and toys. MONDAY, 8-10 a.m., Trailer 592. Indoors if raining. Plants and outdoor items. FOR SALEJOIST HANGERS (20) for two by four; joist hangers (9) for two by six; box of 2-inch exterior screws with combo head and four #2 square recess drill bits. Call Les, 52733, home or 51892, work. BIKE WITH BURLEY, $75; baby bike seat, $10; Princess bike, 12-inch, $15; Princess scooter, $10; computer desk, $100; Fisher Price Jumperoo, $50; Even o exersaucer, $65 and infant carrier, $25. Call 55176. GLIDER/ROCKER with Ottoman, $100. Call 52332. CUDDY CABIN BOAT, 19-foot and Lot 52, with 350 Chevy motor, great for wakeboarding and skiing, tools and refrigerator in boat house, $8,500. Call Toni, 52813. LARGE PATIO COVER, 12-feet by 31-feet, with extra tarp and party lights, $450; Rubbermaid outside storage unit, $50; Rollerblades (two) with shin and elbow guards and helmet, sizes 7-8, $50 each; fourpiece pot set, $20; Deskjet printer, $50 and Epson Laserjet printer, $50. Call 52316. WOMEN’S FOUR-SPEED Sun bike, smaller frame, no baskets, $100 and set of dishes, service for four, ceramic from Pier 1 Imports, $50. Call Tammy, 52501, after 4 p.m. FOLBOT GREENLAND II two-person folding Kayak with trailer, $1,200; large rosewood jewelry box, $40; eight setting Oneida atware set, $40; Sony VCR, $50; Cuisinart ice cream maker, $40; Sony 26-inch Trinitron color TV, $150; blinds for 400-series, $100 or best offer; Sentry 75 cubic-feet steel safe, $50; Call 51102, after 4 p.m. ISLAND BREEZE dishes, red ginger hand-painted pattern, eight dinner plates, eight salad plates and six coffee mugs, $10 per place setting or $75 for set. Call 55945. COUCH, LOVESEAT and Ottoman, wheat color, Ethan Allen, $3,500 new, asking $1,000; women’s dive gear: Seaquest Diva BC, size M/L, with alternate air source, integrated weight belt, Scuba Pro 1st stage, regulator and console, over $900 new, asking 14


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, July 11, 2008 $500 for all and Scuba Pro Glide BC, size XS, like new, $150. Call 54106. EXTRA-LONG twin-sheet set and mattress cover, $15; Christmas rope lights, $15; small cordless phone, $10; VHF/FM marine radio and charger, $125; twin-sheet sets, two, $5 each; beach towels, $3-5; Panasonic 27inch TV, $150; TV/stereo cabinet with doors, $25; and computer desk and chair, $15. Call 52935. SUN ALUMINUM womenÂ’s bike with child seat, $50; girlsÂ’ bike, $30 (bikes available mid-July); solid wood rustic armoire/entertainment center with wrought iron hardware, $300; full-size air mattress, $20; minirefrigerator, $75; new metal tikki torches, $8; two 80cubic foot aluminum scuba tanks, recently hydroÂ’d, $75 each. Call 51175. CANON EF lenses, 70-300mm, f/4-5.6 IS USM, $395 and 50mm f/1.8, $59. Call John, 52535. 1997 YAMAHA 760 Waveblaster II, runs great, starts every time, new seals, carb, reupholstered seat, comes with ski jacket, trailer and a few extra spark plugs, $1,750 or best offer. Call 52366, after 5 p.m. ROCKING RECLINERS, matching, two, $150; barbecue grill, $30; Panasonic TV, 32-inch, $300; VCR/DVD combo, available July 15, $50 and rollerblades, size nine, $50. Call 52306. BOAT SHACK with Yamaha jet ski, drill press and tool cabinet with various saws, drills and hand tools, $1,200. Call Joe, 55959 and leave a message. STEP2 PLAYHOUSE, $225; white hardwood crib with storage drawer and Sealy mattress, $350; dehumidi er, 65-pint, $50; single and dualstrollers, $40 each; diaper disposal with re lls and wipe warmer, $25; VHF radio system with 120-volt/12-volt power supply, $150 and two-foot by three-foot by six-foot Rubbermaid shed, $50. Call 53495, after 5 p.m. SEARS KENMORE portable sewing machine, seldom used, $50 and Hyperlite wakeboard with Hyperlite split boots, $50. Call 53759 and leave a message. IRONING BOARD, $5; three-inch folding step ladder, $15 and two rugs, 12-foot by 9-foot, $5-7. Call 52527. IN-STEP double-jogger stroller, $55; RoseArt threein-one creative art easel, $30; Dora the Explorer magical castle, $30; Prince Lionheart bebepod plus kiwi, provides support in helping baby learn to sit, attachable toy and adjustable tray, $30. Call 51596, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. EXTREME UNDERWATER scooters, two available, $150 each; wet suit, 5mm, ladiesÂ’ small, $20; assorted shing lures, $2-25 and tackle box full of shing supplies (hooks, skirts, heads, leader, and crimps), $400. Call 54519. COMMUNITY NOTICESMOBILE KITCHEN EVENT IS 7 p.m., tomorrow at Emon Beach. Menu includes shrimp cocktail, Salad, London broil, vegetable, baked potato and cheesecake for dessert. Wine, beer, water and soda will be provided. Limited seating. Cost is $35 and $30 for meal-card holders. For payment see Marie Pimenta at the Food Service Of ce, Building 805 or call 53933. WATER GUN WARS will begin at 5 p.m., tomorrow, at the Youth Center. Open to Grades 7-12. Water guns will be provided or children may bring their own. GIRLSÂ’ NIGHT will be 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, at the Youth Center. Girls in Grades 7-12 are invited. Questions? Call 53796. THE ADULT and family pools will close July 24-27 for intake pipe cleaning. Questions? Call Megan Butz, 52847, or Community Activities, 53331. COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES will host a Summer Fun 15ANNUAL WATER QUALITY REPORT: The Calendar Year 2007 Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Con dence Report) is available to all USAKA residents as of July 1. English versions of the report can be picked up at the distribution boxes located outside the Kwajalein Post Of ce and Roi-Namur Post Of ce. Marshallese versions of the report can be picked up at the Kwajalein and Roi-Namur Dock Security Checkpoints as well as the air terminals. Call KRS ES&H at 51134 with questions. Additionally, the report is available at KARDS : https://smdcka00116 REPORT EO KIN DREN IN IDRAK EO EJ KOMON AOLEP YIO: Consumer Con dence Report eo ej walok melele ko raurok kin dren in idrak eo ion USAKA in. Report eo an 2007 ilo kajin belle ej bed ilo distribution box ko rej bed nabwojin ilo Post Of ce ko ion Kwajalein im Roi-Namur. Kajin Majol eo an report in ej bed ilo Dock Security Checkpoint im air terminal ko ion Kwajalein im Roi-Namur jimor. Kir KRS ES&H ilo 5-1134 kin kajitok ko. Report in ej bareiwnot bed ilo KARDS: https://smdck ANNUAL WATER REPORTRetail round-up Surfway has the best selection of fresh produce from California on Tuesday afternoons. Bananas will continue to be available onThursday. DVD Depot is offering disk cleaning and scratch removal on personal DVDs and CDs for $2 per disk until Aug. 20. MacyÂ’s West has of ce and school supplies on sale for 75-95 percent off. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mondays and 2-6 p.m., Tuesday thru Saturday. Phone cards and special order fresh cut owers are available at the 816 Essential Mini-Store next to the bakery. Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mondays and 2-6 p.m., Tuesday thru Saturday. Kwajalein Atoll International Sport shing Club will sponsor the All Tuna Fishing Tournament July 27. For more information, contact Trudy Butler.three-on-three basketball tournament, July 25-Aug. 9. Register your teams at Community Activities by July 18. Questions? Call Amy, 53331.COOL SUMMER NIGHTS dance will be 7-10 p.m., July 26, at the Youth Center. Open to Grades 7-12. Questions? Call 53796. THE VETERINARY CLINIC and Physical Therapy of ce have moved. The Vet Clinic is at Quarters 424-A and Physical Therapy is at Quarters 424-D. The phone numbers are the same.HOUSING RESIDENTS are reminded that IAW SPI 2600 R2 states: Existing bamboo/cane fence structures are grandfathered structures as of the approval date of this instruction. However, they must meet local building standards and IBC codes and regulations to keep their grandfathered status. Upon housing assignment, termination, or relocation, the owner must remove the grandfathered structure. The structure cannot be sold, traded or transferred to another individual for the purpose of relocation to another housing unit. If the owner moves to other family housing, they may request approval to reinstall the fence structure at their new quarters by gaining approval of a building permit.


Friday, July 11, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass Sun  Moon  Tides Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low TideSaturday 6:31 a.m./7:08 p.m. 2:10 p.m./1:21 a.m. 11:04 a.m., 2.2’ 5:32 a.m., 1.4’ 5:14 p.m., 1.0’ Sunday 6:31 a.m./7:08 p.m. 2:59 p.m./2:04 a.m. 12:21 a.m., 2.9’ 7:18 a.m., 1.2’ 12:53 p.m., 2.1’ 6:38 p.m., 1.0’ Monday 6:31 a.m./7:08 p.m. 3:50 p.m./2:49 a.m. 1:33 a.m., 3.1’ 8:25 a.m., 0.8’ 2:11 p.m., 2.3’ 7:47 p.m., 0.9’ Tuesday 6:31 a.m./7:08 p.m. 4:41 p.m./3:37 a.m. 2:26 a.m., 3.4’ 9:09 a.m., 0.5’ 3:01 p.m., 2.5’ 8:39 p.m., 0.6’ Wednesday 6:31 a.m./7:08 p.m. 5:33 p.m./4:28 a.m. 3:08 a.m., 3.7’ 9:44 a.m., 0.1’ 3:38 p.m., 2.8’ 9:20 p.m., 0.3’ Thursday 6:31 a.m./7:08 p.m. 6:23 p.m./5:20 a.m. 3:44 a.m., 4.0’ 10:16 a.m., 0.1’ 4:11 p.m., 3.1’ 9:56 p.m., 0.1’ July 18 6:31 a.m./7:08 p.m. 7:11 p.m./6:13 a.m. 4:18 a.m., 4.3’ 10:46 a.m., 0.3’ 4:42 p.m., 3.3’ 10:30 p.m., 0.1’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSaturday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE at 8-12 knots. Sunday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: NE at 9-14 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 10-15 knots. Tuesday: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 8-12 knots. Wednesday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: E at 8-12 knots. Thursday: Partly cloudy, 40 percent showers. Winds: E at 10-14 knots. July 18: Partly cloudy, 40 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 12-17 knots. Annual total: 36.76 inches Annual deviation: -4.32 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit 16 U.S. Army revises OPSEC regulation 530-1Army News Service release Changes to the Army’s operations security regulation address accountability, new technology and the inclusion of all Army personnel in OPSEC practices. The revised Army Regulation 5301, “Operations Security,” provides updated definitions; aligns the Army’s policies, terms and doctrine with the Defense Department; and brings Army Contractors into the fold while addressing the role Army Family Members have in OPSEC. “The change includes Army Civilians and Contractors, who are not subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice,” said Maj. Ray Ceralde, the Army OPSEC program manager and author of the revision. “The reason we included Contractors in the regulation is they’re more involved in operations today than ever before. If you have all your Soldiers and DA Civilians practicing OPSEC and your Contractors who are an integral part of your operations aren’t ... well, you have a gaping hole in security that could affect everyone’s lives.” Maj. Ceralde said OPSEC is a “total Army concept” and includes Families and friends though he acknowledged they aren’t subject to a commander’s orders. “We felt it necessary to actively encourage those demographics,” he said. “Much of the practice of OPSEC will be conveyed from the commander down to the Soldier who we hope will pass on the importance that what a Family Member or friend puts up on the Web can unwittingly be used against us.” “The Internet, personal Web sites, blogs (Web logs) those are examples of where our adversaries are looking for open-source information about us,” said Maj. Ceralde. “Open-source information isn’t classi ed and may look like nothing more than innocuous bits of information, a piece here, a piece there, like pieces of a puzzle. But when you put enough of the pieces together you begin to realize the bigger picture and that something could be going on.” Outside of technology, Maj. Ceralde cited an example of how “innocuous” bits of information can give a snapshot of a bigger picture. He described how the Pentagon parking lot had more parked cars than usual on the evening of Jan. 16, 1991, and how pizza parlors noticed a signi cant increase of pizza to the Pentagon and other government agencies. These observations are indicators, unclassi ed information available to all, Maj. Ceralde said. That was the same night that Operation Desert Storm began. While Army personnel may maintain their own Web sites or post information on blogs, Maj. Ceralde said they have to be careful about what they write and what they post because even unclassi ed information can provide signi cant information to adversaries. The regulation also puts a greater emphasis on commanders’ responsibilities to implement OPSEC. “We tell commanders what they must to do to get their people to understand what’s critical and sensitive information and how to protect it, but commanders have to make that perfectly clear in the form of orders and directives,” Maj. Ceralde said. “The other part of this tells Soldiers that if they fail to comply they may be punished under article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for disobeying a lawful order.” Other key changes to the regulations include the addition of punitive measures for violations of speci c directives, the designation of “For Of cial Use Only” as a standard marking on all unclassi ed products that meet at least one exemption of the Freedom of Information Act, directing encryption of e-mail messages that contain sensitive information on unclassified networks, and emphasizing operations security in contracts and acquisitions. “OPSEC is not traditional security, such as information security like marking, handling and classifying information; it’s not the physical security of actually protecting classi ed information though they’re all related and part of OPSEC,” Maj. Ceralde said. “OPSEC is different from traditional security in that we want to eliminate, reduce and conceal indicators, unclassi ed and open-source observations of friendly activity that can give away critical information.”