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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, July 18, 2008 T o w e r / A n t e n n a M a i n t e n a n c e W o r k e r I I A l f r e d B o m a t o a n d C o n d o r o p e r a t o r O l i v e r H i t c h e l d Tower/Antenna Maintenance Worker II Alfred Bomato and Condor operator Oliver Hitch eld p e r f o r m a n t i c o r r o s i o n w o r k o n t h e A F N t o w e r S a t u r d a y S a f e t y i s e x t r e m e l y i m p o r t a n t i n perform anti-corrosion work on the AFN tower Saturday. Safety is extremely important in h a z a r d o u s j o b s t o a v o i d a c c i d e n t s F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 6 hazardous jobs to avoid accidents. 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 18, 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 The TV and Entertainment Guide and the Hourglass are published on Fridays and can be found in the gray boxes at the post of ce and the Dock Security Checkpoint. 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, Local; or hourglass L e t t e r t o t h e e d i t o r Letter to the editor This letter is in response to a commentary by Dan Adler in the July 11 issue of the Hourglass. Dan, I am all for education, and all for companies giving scholarships to employees children. I do think Reader responds to June 11 QOL commentarythat they should do it with company funds, not funds received to improve all personnel quality of life. Chugach receives the money, and is kind enough to use it not only on Child Development Center personnel, but all employees of Kwajalein Range Services. Let’s just make sure it is used properly. — Dennis Bake r Do you want to express an opinion or concern?Kwajalein and Roi residents can access the Kwajalein Customer Satisfaction Survey at http: // to voice an opinion about: Food and Bar Services, The Hourglass AFN, Post Of ce, Public Works, Aviation, Retail, Community Activities, Medical Services and Educational Services. Customer comment cards are available at Surfway. If someone would like an item that is not already available at Surfway, include the Universal Product Code (UPC) along with the name of the item on your comment card. A UPC code can be found by typing the product name into the search box on the Web page http: // Writing a letter to the Hourglass editor is another way to communicate a change request. E-mail a letter to The Hourglass also publishes a Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down section as a way to recognize an individual or group; whether it’s a kudos or a bad choice. In addition, customer comment cards are available at the Food Court, the American Eatery, and other Army and Air force Exchange Service facilities that will open this fall. Customers can also e-mail comments to Kris Kovas, AAFES general manager, at Customers can add a testimonial to The commander’s hotline is another way to communicate concerns. Call 51098 and leave a message. Operation Security is everyone’s responsibility Be sure all classi ed documents and of ces containing classi ed materials are secure. Practice good OPSEC.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, July 18, 2008 3 Number oneKwajalein Community Bank takes first place for marketing in Japan/Pacific regionCol. Stevenson Reed, USAKA commander, congratulates employees, left to right, Ernest Harry, Barb MacDaid and Maricel Lauben as Sgt. Maj. Patric Kutac and Bank Manager Nan-joo Kim look on. Article and photos By Dan AdlerInterim ManagerAny sports fan knows what an amazing accomplishment it is for a team to go from ‘worst to rst.’ That’s just what the team at Kwajalein Community Bank has done. After the bank was opened on Kwajalein in 2005, it was rated at the very bottom of the 86 Community Banks worldwide. But the team has been awarded first place for marketing in the Japan/Pacific region for the first and second quarters of 2008. The bank was in second place globally out of 86 overseas military community banks. The turnaround started when a new manager came to the bank on March 6, 2007. Nan-joo Kim brought her 21 years of banking experience with Community Bank in Korea. She started her career with the bank as a teller and has been a branch manager for the last 10 years. She has been the recipient of many awards over the years. “One of the reasons the bank had such a poor rating in the past was because any new venture needs time to establish itself and for employees to gain experience,” said Kim. “Since I have been here, they have gained experience and we haven’t had much turnover. This award is the result of a total team effort.” Kim also credits everyday training in business with the focus on the customer. “We know that without the customer, we are nothing,” said Kim. “We try to make banking as easy and convenient as possible because when someone is overseas, it can be hard to deal with nancial matters.” Kim also said that the bank is full service with certi cates of deposit and loan service available. “We had our rst ever auto loan on June 30,” she said. “Someone was PCSing and wanted to buy a car and got the loan from us.” To win the rst place regional award, the bank was judged in 10 criteria: • New savings and new checking accounts • Total new products • Total deposit balances • Total loan balances • Total new deposit and loan accounts to average quarter • Teller dollar difference (over $5) to average quarter • Number of teller differences (over $5) to average quarter • Quarterly average full-time equivalent to full-time equivalent (personnel) budget • Banking center control review (audit) score • Quarterly community involvement “ The awards were for the rst and second quarters of the year. We’re waiting to hear about the third quarter results right now,” said Kim. In recognition of the achievement, Col. Stevenson Reed, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander and Sgt. Maj. Patrick Kutac visited the bank Saturday to award commander’s coins to employees Barb MacDaid, Camellia Bobo, Leah Angle, Ernest Harry, Maricel Lauben and Ana Homuth and to offer their congratulations. The bank received $475 along with the award with which they had a barbecue on the beach for the employees and a customer appreciation day in February. As far as the secret to the bank’s accomplishments, Kim said “Our standard is to wow the customer. Treat the customers like we want to be treated. That is the global standard of Community Bank.” Sgt. Maj. Patrick Kutac, center, congratulates Nan-joo Kim, bank manager, as Col. Stevenson Reed, USAKA commander looks on.


Friday, July 18, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 Air Force General says Iranian threat justifies missile defenseBy Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service Iran’s launch of a missile with a 2,000-kilometer range last week is a concrete example of the threat the world faces from missile proliferation, the chief of the Missile Defense Agency said here today. Air Force Lt. Gen. Henry A. “Trey” Obering, said the United States is concerned specifically about the threat posed by developments North Korea and Iran are making in their missile programs. “Iran is working on an extendedrange version of the Shahab-3 and a new 2,000-kilometer medium-range ballistic missile, which they term the Ashura,” the general said at a news conference. Iran also claimed that it had successfully launched an exploratory space vehicle in February, which, analysts concluded, also was a Shahab-3. Last week, Iran launched several shortand medium-range ballistic missiles capable of striking Israel and the U.S. bases in the Middle East. Longer-ranged missiles are capable of striking Europe. The U.S. concern with the spread of the technology was such that the current and previous administrations invested in elding the missile defense program. “We needed to protect the United States and then to expand that protection for our deployed forces and our allies and friends in the European theater,” Obering said. The layered missile defense strategy melds boost-phase defense, mid-course defense and terminalstage defense together. Various systems from ground-based interceptors, to airborne lasers to sea-based platforms provide protection against a rogue regime trying to launch one or two missiles at the United States or its allies. U.S. of cials are making great progress in integrating the missile defense systems with NATO programs, the general said. Obering discussed some of the systems’ successes. “In the boost phase, we’ve had great success with the airborne laser,” he said. The laser is mounted in a Boeing 747 and res through the nose of the aircraft to destroy missiles just launching. “We have generated the power that we needed on the ground in a 747 fuselage mock-up, and we’ve also own the aircraft,” he said. “We’ve demonstrated the tracking laser performance and an atmospheric compensation laser performance. All that goes together to show that we can shoot down a boosting missile. And we’re on track to do that next year in a ight test.” Thirty interceptor missiles at bases in Alaska and California make up the only defense the United States has against longrange missiles, Obering said. As time goes on, the general said, U.S. defense planners are concerned where countries like Iran and North Korea will go. They worry that the missile proliferators will develop more and more complex countermeasures to go along with their missiles. The agency is working to counter those moves, the general said. Terminal-phase defense soon will receive another arrow in the quiver, as the agency prepares to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense system. The THAAD, which will come on line in the next year, shoots down missiles just inside and outside the atmosphere. Other agency projects include the launch of two space-tracking and surveillance system satellites and a test of missile interceptors scheduled July 18, Obering said. “Overall, since 2001, we have now conducted 35 of 43 successful hitto-kill intercepts,” Obering said. A Terminal High Altitude Air Defense System Missile is launched.DoD photo


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, July 18, 2008 5Range operation scheduled for July 26 Keith Stansell (fourth from the right) steps off the ramp of a C17 Globemaster III onto U.S. soil at Lackland Air Force Base, Tx. on July 2. Stansell and two other U.S. government contractors were rescued by Colombian security forces after being held captive by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, or FARC, since their plane crashed in a remote area in February 2003. DoD photo by Lance Cheung, U.S. Air Force. RESCUED A range operation is scheduled for July 26. Backup days for the operation are scheduled through Aug. 3. The mid-atoll corridor will be closed from 4 p.m., local time, Tuesday through mission completion. Both the east and west reefs within the mid-atoll corridor are closed. A broad ocean caution area will be in effect from 10 a.m., local time until 5 p.m., local time. The broad ocean caution area extends east of Omelek. If backup days are required, the broad ocean caution area is in effect each backup day. Questions regarding the above safety requirements for the mission should be directed to the USAKA Command Safety Directorate, Kwajalein Range Safety Of ce, 51910. Kwajalein Atoll: Mid-Atoll Corridor Lagoon Caution Area Kwajalein Atoll: Reference the mid-atoll caution map. No surface vessels shall be permitted in this area during the identi ed caution times (starting T-4 days, until released by the Range Safety Of cer) without prior approval from the Command Safety Directorate. The area closure is indicated by the “red ag system”.GM Mid-Atoll Corridor Lagoon Closed Area BOA SURFACE AREAS : Caution Area Coordinates : Latitude Longitude 9.100N 167.570E 9.350N 170.000E 9.700N 177.250E 9.700N 179.200E 8.100N 179.200E 8.100N 177.250E 8.750N 170.000E 8,990N 167.570E LATITUDE LONGITUDE


Friday, July 18, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6For tower workers on Kwaj, Roi, safety is a matter of life and deathJobs with a real highWally Burbine discusses the corrosion control job on the AFN tower Saturday with the maintenance crew. STEP-BY-STEP SAFETYAfter the Condor has been moved into position, the ouriggers are checked to be sure they are set properly.Article and photos by Dan AdlerInterim Manager There are some jobs on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur that have de nite potential for great injury or even death. Some of those jobs are performed by the tower/antenna maintenance workers. ItÂ’s not just good luck that accounts for Kwajalein Range Services having an excellent safety record in the area of tower/antenna maintenance. ItÂ’s meticulous planning and training with attention to detail that enables workers to perform a dangerous job in a safe manner. Concern for safety comes from the top down. Everyone involved in tower maintenance has the safety of workers uppermost in their minds. Just ask Wally Burbine, Tower/ Antenna Maintenance Worker IV. Burbine has been on Kwajalein for 35 years and has been tower/ antenna worker all of that time and before that, he was a high rigger in the military. For the past 22 years, Burbine has taught practical safety courses and certi ed climbers. Safety isnÂ’t just a word to Burbine. ItÂ’s almost a religion with him. Burbine teaches the practical safety course on the MPS Boresite tower which is 100 feet tall. Along with BurbineÂ’s safety classes, Don Swanby of KRS Safety teaches a classroom safety course. SPI 1432 R2 gives detailed speci c criteria for training tower/antenna workers. It calls for training to be provided for each employee who might be exposed to fall hazards and that the training should enable employees to recognize the


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, July 18, 2008 See JOBS, Page 87If the outriggers check out, the boom is checked for proper operation. When the boom checks out, the basket is lowered and looked at for safety. STEP-BY-STEP SAFETYhazards of falling. Furthermore, the SPI states that employees will be trained in procedures to minimize the hazards and that the training shall be given by a fall protectioncompetent person. Some of the topics covered in training are: • The nature of fall hazards in the work area • Correct procedures for erecting, maintaining, disassembling and inspecting fall protection systems to be used • The use and operation of guardrail systems, personal fall arrest systems warning line systems, safety monitoring systems, controlled access zones and other protection • The role of each employee in the safety monitoring system when this system is used • The limitations on the use of mechanical equipment during the performance of roofing work on low-sloped roofs • Correct procedures for handling and storage of equipment and erection of overhead protection • The role of employees in fall protection plans • All standards contained in SPI 1432 R2 Employees are also required to take retraining when they have not climbed in the previous 12 months, the training program has been changed, changes in the workplace render previous training obsolete and when changes in the types of fall protection systems or equipment to be used render previous training obsolete. The SPI also states that department managers who operate towers, antennas or radar equipment will designate a fall protection competent-person or persons to provide training speci c to that site. Managers are also responsible for maintaining written records on employee dates of training and with the signature of the person who conducted the training. In addition, managers of such sites must develop a written fall protection work plan to be used as a training tool for personnel required to work at heights on towers and antennas.During practical safety classes given by Burbine, three experienced climbers, Joe Loeak and Banny Burbine has the crew read the toolbox' safety brie ng and sign their names to it indicating that they were briefed about the job. Before each tower maintenance job, the KRS Safety Department approves a safety analysis which points out any hazards involved and details procedures to mitigate the risks.


Friday, July 18, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass Jobs from Page 78Safety harnesses are checked before going up in the basket.Albert Bomato, and Condor operator Oliver Hitch eld are nearly 140 feet in the air for the anti-corrosion procedure.STEP-BY-STEP SAFETY Tanaka, both Tower/Antenna Maintenance Tech III, and Albert Bomato, Tower/Antenna Maintenance Tech II, assist in teaching the course. Tanaka and Loeak each have eight years experience and Bomato has one yearÂ’s experience.The highest structures the crew climbs are the communication towers on Carlos, Illeginni and Gagan. Each of those towers is 220 feet tall. The tower maintenance operation begins every day with a safety briefing by Ric Wolowicz, Paint Shop supervisor. The brie ngs are given whether or not a job is being done that day. Before any tower maintenance job is scheduled, a safety analysis is developed by Wolowicz, sometimes with assistance from Burbine. The analysis identi es potential hazards and risks that may possibly occur when the job is underway and details procedures to minimize the danger of the job See JOBS, Page 12The crew goes up the tower to begin the job. Albert Bomato dons a respirator to protect against paint and solvent fumes. Burbine watches carefully to ensure that Albert Bomato is putting on his safety gear properly.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, July 18, 2008 9Six servicemembers die in Global War on TerrorAetna representatives will be on island to address member health insurance questions. The meetings are scheduled as follows: Wednesday 10:30-11:15 a.m., in Corlett Recreation Center Room 1 12:45-1:30 p.m., Corlett Recreation Center Room 1 3:15-4 p.m., Roi Building C 4:15-5 p.m., Roi Building C Thursday 1-1:45 p.m., Corlett Recreation Center Room 1KRS/Chugach/AirScan health benefits 2-2:45 p.m., Corlett Recretion Center Room 1 5:30-6:15 p.m., Corlett Recreation Center Room 1 July 25 8-8:45 a.m., Corlett Recreation center Room 1 9-9:45 a.m., Corlett Recreation center Room 1 11:30-12:30 p.m., Corlett Recreation Center Room 1Seating is limited. Call Marilyn, Health Bene ts, 50939, or e-mail to reserve a seat. Separate telephone calls with Aetna representatives are scheduled with CONUS-based employees. Spc. William L. McMillan III 22, of Lexington, Ky., died July 8 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his patrol was struck by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Scho eld Barracks, Hawaii. Sgt. Douglas J. Bull 29, of Wilkes Barre, Pa., died July 8 at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in Chow Kay Valley, Afghanistan, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during a mounted patrol. He was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Sgt. 1st Class Steven J. Chevalier 35, of Flint, Mich., died July 9 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Samarra, Iraq, when his patrol vehicle was struck by a grenade. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.Two Soldiers died July 10 in Babo Kheyl, Afghanistan from wounds suffered when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard, Barrigada, Guam. Killed were: Sgt. Brian S. Leon Guerrero 34, of Hagatna, Guam and Spc. Samson A. Mora 28, of Dededo, Guam. Master Sgt. Mitchell W. Young 39, of Jonesboro, Ga., died on July 13 of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Kajaki So a, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. By Brig. Gen. William ForresterOver the recent Independence Day holiday period, the active Army experienced zero recordable fatalities resulting from off-duty accidents. To put this into perspective, this is the rst recorded fatality-free Fourth of July holiday period the Army has experienced since the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center began keeping records in 1974. Unfortunately, there were three reserve component, not in-duty status Soldiers, who lost their lives in motorcycle accidents. Although the loss of a single Soldier is too much, our leaders continue to demonstrate that engaged leadership does immediately save lives. This reversal of a 34-year Army records zero accidental fatalities over holiday trend is a direct result of engaged leadership at every echelon. Every leader, Soldier, family member, civilian and battle buddy who used composite risk management and made good decisions to avoid or prevent off-duty accidents, on what is historically one of the most hazardous holidays of the year, contributed to this ‘safety success.’ Engaged leaders communicate effectively with their subordinates to gain an in-depth understanding and knowledge of their behaviors. Soldiers and Soldiers’ expectations are de ned by in uences of their past. To change or adjust Soldiers’ lifestyles, all the while, capitalizing on what they bring to the fight, without degrading inherent capabilities of independent thought is tough work. Successful leadership requires Engaged Leaders to take actions to in uence attitudes, to clarify standards and ingrain habits of adherence to those standards and instill Soldiers with the con dence in their Leaders’ abilities to enhance and ensure mission success.Engaged leadership lays the foundation for a cultural shift and that, in conjunction with Soldiers taking personal responsibility for their own safety, will further drive down accidental losses. It is important for all of us in our Army to take a moment and acknowledge such a momentous milestone. However, we can not afford to rest on the laurels of our success and give accidents a chance to strike when our guard is down. Army Safe is Army Strong!


Friday, July 18, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10Religious 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. 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, 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 https://cpolwap 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. VETSÂ’ 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 driverÂ’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. LOSTWHITE COOLER and a pair of pink sunglasses. Call 53928 or 54967. FOUNDWRISTWATCH near SpaceX bicycles in front of Jabro TDY building. Call 53910. WANTEDPORTABLE DISHWASHER, reasonably priced; answering machine, any type; bike trailer, bike with training wheels for small child. Call 52211. PATIO SALESSATURDAY, 6:30-8:30 a.m. and SUNDAY, 7-9 a.m., Quarters 432-B. PCS sale. No early birds. SATURDAY, 8 a.m.-noon, Quarters 473-A. SATURDAY, 8 a.m.-?, Trailer 664. PCS sale. Kitchen items, bikes, two carts, clothes and more. No early birds. SUNDAY, 7 a.m.-noon, Quarters 451-A. PCS sale. Clothing, baby items and furniture. MONDAY, 6:30-9:30 a.m., Quarters 207-A (in back). Multi-person sale. WomenÂ’s and menÂ’s clothing, housewares, toys, decorative items, CDs and VHS tapes. No early birds. Rain cancels. FOR SALEDISHWASHER, $50 and Navy blue carpets for 400 series house ( ve), $30 each. Call Gina or David, 53990. GUITAR, 12-STRING Larrivee, J-09, jumbo solid rosewood and spruce, near mint condition, see Acoustic Guitar Magazine, March 2008, for information, $900 or best offer. Call 51061, after 6 p.m. VHF/FM MARINE RADIO and charger, $120; pots and pans, $25; drinking glasses, Kitchen Aid, heavy-duty, $150; Simac gelato/ice cream maker, $100; Cuisinart DLC-7, $100; computer desk and chair, $25; shoe rack, $10; shelving, assorted, rollerblades, womanÂ’s size 9, $15.00 and digital phone, $30. Call 52935. REAR-MOUNTED childÂ’s bike seat, used four months, good shape, $15. Call 52864. JVC REAR PROJECTION 48-inch TV, $550; Olympus digital camera with underwater housing, $250; menÂ’s rashguards size medium-extra-large, new, $20: Cabrinha harness/impact vest, new, $30 and extreme water scooters, new, $100. Call 52813 and leave a message. GRADY-WHITE 240 off shore boat with Yamaha 150horsepower outboard motors, 150-gallon fuel tank, stereo, VHF, and dualaxle trailer, cabin with lots of storage space, lots of spare parts including two Yamaha engines, located on Boat Lot 4, $35,000 and two Penn 130 reels. Call 59335 or 59081.JOIST 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 Sunday Carved top round Herb-broiled chicken Eggs Benedict Grill: Brunch station openLunchMonday Pork chops Lemon basil chicken Three-cheese pasta Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Greek chicken breast Sauted liver/onions Couscous Grill: Cheese sandwich Thursday Burritos/tacos Nacho chips Chimichangas Grill: N/AJuly 25 Minute steak Turkey broccoli stir-fry Macaroni and cheese Grill: Pizza burgerCaf PacificDinnerSaturdayGrilled short ribs Fajita chicken Tex-Mex stir-frySundayBarbecued pork butt Chicken supreme Baked tofu/cabbage MondayMeatloaf Tuna casserole Pork pimentoTuesdayKwaj fried chicken Grilled cod Chinese beefThursdayStir-fry to order Charsiu spareribs Chicken nuggetsWednesdayCarved top sirloin Whole roast chicken Ratatouille casseroleTonightPizza Breaded pork chops Chicken stewSaturday Corn beef/cabbage Irish lamb stew Apple-glazed chicken Grill: Coney Island dogTuesday Italian pasta bar Italian baked chicken Cheese manicotti Grill: Chili dog


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, July 18, 2008 11 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; four-piece pot set, $20; Deskjet printer, $50 and Epson Laserjet printer, $50. Call 52316. WOMENÂ’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 cubicfeet steel safe, $50; Call 51102, after 4 p.m.ISLAND BREEZE dishes, red ginger handpainted 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; womenÂ’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 $500 for all and Scuba Pro Glide BC, size XS, like new, $150. Call 54106. COMMUNITY NOTICESITÂ’S CHRISTMAS in July now through July 31 at the Hobby Shop. The Hobby shop is giving half off the price of all Christmas molds. Get started on Christmas things early. Samples are on display. Questions? Call Denise, 51700. C-BADGE APPRECIATION DAY is Saturday. All C-Badge workers will be allowed to shop at MacyÂ’s West and Gimbels. Everything at MacyÂ’s West is 95 percent off, Selected merchandise at Gimbels is 95 percent off. Restricted items include tobacco and alcohol. VILSONI HERENIKO, visiting University of Hawaii lm studies professor and writer/director of the Land Has Eyes, will be on hand for a discussion following the showing of the movie at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, at the Richardson. MACYÂ’S WEST is permanently closing Monday. Everything left in the store is 95 percent off Saturday and Monday including of ce and school supplies. SURFWAY SCHOOL and office supplies will be relocated to the 816 Essential Mini Store on Monday. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday and 9 a.m-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday. Questions? Call 52143. THE ADULT and family pools will close July 24-27 for intake pipe cleaning. Questions? Call Megan Butz, 52847, or Community Activities, 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 KWAJALEIN ART GUILD is looking for island artists and crafters who would be willing to share their talents (drawing, painting, candle making and scrap booking) with the community. Call Kathy, 54613.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.HOUSING AND TRAILER occupants are reminded that before placing any plants in the Do you have news you would like to share about your club, private organization or work department? Do you have an interesting story and photos of a vacation trip? How about a scuba dive with great photos you took? Have you got a good sh story? The Hourglass welcomes submissions of news articles written by members of the community. You can submit articles to the USAKA Public Affairs Of cer, Vanessa Peeden, at vanessa.peeden ground a landscape application and an approved dig permit application must be submitted to the Logistics Housing Of ce in Building 908. Requests will be reviewed and requestor will be noti ed of approval or disapproval. Species of plants must be indicated on the application. For copies of the Residential Yard Care and Landscaping SPI 2601, go to KARDS or email HOUSING AND TRAILER occupants are reminded that before leaving island for more than 14 days, arrangements must be made for grass to be mowed and trimmed in their absence. Failure to make these arrangements could result in a $75 Public Works service fee if the lawn care is not performed after two seven-day notices. For more information, e-mail SURFWAY DELIVERIES. In accordance with SPI 1040 R1: bus service on Kwajalein and RoiNamur and delivery service on Kwajalein, states that Surfway grocery deliveries are to be made to residents to their living quarters only. Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated. MANDATORY ISLAND ORIENTATION 12:45 p.m., July 30, in Community Activities Center Room 6. It is required for all new arrivals. It is not recommended for family members under 10. Questions? Call 51134.


Friday, July 18, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass12Sun  Moon  Tides Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low TideFriday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 7:56 p.m./7:05 a.m. 4:50 a.m., 4.5’ 11:15 a.m., 0.5’ 5:13 p.m., 0.2’ 11:02 p.m., 0.2’ Saturday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 8:39 p.m./7:55 a.m. 5:20 a.m., 4.6’ 11:44 a.m., 0.5’ 5:43 p.m., 3.6’ 11:33 p.m., 0.3’ Sunday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 9:20 p.m./8:44 a.m. 5:50 a.m., 4.6’ 12:13 a.m., 0.5’ 6:13 p.m., 3.7’ Monday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 10:01 p.m./9:82 a.m. 6:21 a.m., 4.5’ 12:06 a.m., 0.2’ 6:46 p.m., 3.7’ 12:43 p.m., 0.4’ Tuesday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 10:40 p.m./10:20 a.m. 6:53 a.m., 4.3’ 12:40 a.m., 0.1’ 7:22 p.m., 3.7’ 1:14 p.m., 0.3’ Wednesday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 11:22 p.m./11:09 a.m. 7:28 a.m., 3.9’ 1:19 a.m., 0.2’ 8:03 p.m., 3.6’ 1:48 p.m., 0.1’ July 25 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. /12:02 p.m. 8:10 a.m., 3.4’ 2:06 a.m., 0.5’ 8:55 p.m., 3.4’ 2:28 p.m., 0.2’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSaturday: Mostly sunny, 10 per cent showers. Winds: E at 12-17 knots. Sunday: Mostly sunny, 10 per cent showers. Winds: E at 12-17 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, 40 per cent showers. Winds: ENE at 10-15 knots. Tuesday: Mostly sunny, 10 per cent showers. Winds: ENE at 8-12 knots. Wednesday: Partly sunny, 20 per cent showers. Winds: E 8-12 knots. Thursday: Mostly sunny, 30 per cent showers. Winds: E at 10-14 knots. July 25: Partly sunny, 40 per cent showers. Winds: ENE at 12-17 knots. Annual total: 38.28 inches Annual deviation: -5.12 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit JOBS from Page 8 Police report increase in traffic violationsHourglass ReportsThe Kwajalein Police Department has seen a recent increase in traf c related violations. KPD will be closely monitoring vehicle operator traf c regulation compliance on U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll to ensure the safety of all of our residents. All personnel who operate a motor vehicle at USAKA are required to familiarize themselves with and adhere to USAKA/RTS Regulation 190-5: Traf c Codes for U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site. Operators of vehicles must obey all traffic signs, the rules of the road, and operate vehicles in a safe manner on USAKA/RTS. The Kwajalein Police Department has a zero tolerance policy concerning speeding, seat belt usage and operating a motor vehicle in an unsafe manner or in unauthorized areas (for example, operating a vehicle in-between houses). USAKA Regulation 190-5 establishes a point system for traf c violations; if you accumulate enough points, your driving privileges will be suspended. As a reminder, please adhere to the following speed limits and general guidelines: • The maximum speed limit on USAKA/RTS is 25mph. • The speed limit on main roads in the residential areas is 15mph unless otherwise posted. • The maximum speed limit on non-paved roads and in parking lots is 10mph unless posted as a re lane. • The maximum speed limit in marked re lanes is 5mph. • The speed limit on lagoon from bldg #1010 to EOD has been changed to 15mph where it used to be 25mph. • No person will operate a vehicle on USAKA/RTS at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the existing road conditions. • Vehicles will not park north of 6th street after 8 p.m. unless speci cally authorized by the chief of the Supply and Transportation Division or his/her designated representative. to be done. The analysis is given to KRS Safety and if the safety people are satis ed with the plan, the analysis is approved by Swanby and John Brown, Kwaj Operations manager. When the tower maintenance crew is actually on site to begin a job, Burbine gives a ‘toolbox’ safety briefing to each member of the crew. The ‘toolbox’ brie ng stresses the use of proper equipment such as hard hats, steel-toe shoes, safety sunglasses, safety harnesses and staying hydrated. After the brie ng is completed, each member of the crew signs indicating he received the brie ng and understood it. Sometimes, however, a job can’t be done on the day it was originally scheduled. Many things can cancel a job such as equipment failure, rain or high winds. “We can’t work in wind above 25 miles per hour,” said Burbine. “We can work in very light rain, but if it gets too heavy, we have to stop.”Maintenance was being done on the AFN tower last week. The tower is 140 feet tall and requires maintenance at least once a year. The crew was doing corrosion control which involves chipping away old rust, sanding, applying an anti-corrosion solution, putting on primer and nally, painting over the repaired site.When work is being done on the AFN tower, it is necessary to do a ‘lock out and tag out.’ That means all TV, radio and the paging system are shut down by Communications Department personnel in order to protect the climbers. The work is labor intensive and tedious. If workers 140 feet above the ground don’t keep the dangers of what they are doing in their minds at all times, a terrible accident could occur. The efforts of Burbine’s and Swanby’s safety classes, the careful certi cation of tower maintenance workers, strict adherence to the SPI, the daily safety brie ngs by Wolowicz, and the safety analysis approval by KRS Safety before jobs begin, are all designed to keep tower maintenance workers safe on the job. All of it also reinforces to the workers how important safety is. “Safety is everything,” according to Burbine. “Without safety, you’re doing a bum job.”