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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 A n e m p t y c o n t a i n e r i s l o a d e d o n t o t h e M a t s o n s h i p J u l y 3 0 T h e s h i p o p e r a t i o n s a r e An empty container is loaded onto the Matson ship July 30. The ship operations are K w a j a l e i n Â’ s s u p p l y l i n e t o t h e o u t s i d e w o r l d F o r m o r e s e e P a g e 6 KwajaleinÂ’s supply line to the outside world. 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, Aug. 8, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass In a follow-up to the July 25 article about firefighter Kadede Loran, it should be noted that one of the major funding sources for his firefighter training was the Republic of the Marshall Islands National Training Council. 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. Frederick ClarkePublic Affairs Of cer ...............Vanessa PeedenMedia Manager...............................Dan Adler lETTER TO THE EDITOR commentary We could use more of that ‘arrogance’ I don’t care if you like Barack Obama or can’t stand him. I don’t care if you’d walk 10 miles through a blinding snowstorm to vote for him or wouldn’t vote for him on a bet. When I watch TV news and see an American being cheered in a foreign country by crowds waving American ags and being welcomed with open arms by foreign heads of state — that makes me feel pretty good as an American citizen. I think Jon Stewart of the Daily Show might have put it best. When showing a lm clip of Obama’s speech in Berlin he said, “Hey, there’s something wrong with your American ags — they’re not burning.” With America’s image tarnished around the world and many people looking at us as some kind of pariah, what Americans could watch those people cheering and waving our ag and not feel good about it? Apparently, many in the media, that’s who. They call Obama ‘arrogant’ and ‘elitist’ for going to Europe and acting like he’s the president already. Well, I guess there’s arrogance and then there’s arrogance. If it’s the kind of arrogance that can make Europeans and other people around the world wave ags and start to believe in America again, then I’d like to see a lot more of it. As far as ‘elitism’ goes, while it might be all warm fuzzies for the president to be the kind of a guy you’d like to have a beer with, I really want my president to be a whole lot smarter than I am. In most cases, a guy you’d like to have a beer with probably wouldn’t make a good president. Neither of the candidates is running for dog catcher. They are running for president of the United States of America. It’s the most important job in the world. Many people may be mistaking self-con dence and intelligence for arrogance and elitism. That goes for both candidates. I’m not advocating for or against Obama here. For one thing, in an Army newspaper, I can’t. I have no idea what kind of a president he would be if elected. What I’m saying is that I nd it hard to believe that instead of concentrating on what a wonderful sight it was to see those people cheer and wave American ags instead of burning or stomping on them, many in the media call it arrogance and a ‘premature victory lap.’ I’d feel just as good about it if John McCain went to Europe or other places in the world and was cheered by the people and welcomed by leaders. I remember John Kennedy in Berlin and Paris and how he was welcomed there by cheering crowds. They considered him not just the American president, but their president too. He was called ‘the president of the world.’ I don’t remember anyone calling Kennedy arrogant. It’s been a long time since an American president was so admired in the world. It would be nice to see it again. Whether it’s McCain or Obama in the White House next year, I hope he possesses the kind of ‘arrogance’ that would make America the leader the people of the world want it to be.Correction: In the Col. Reed farewell dinner article in the Aug. 1 issue, the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands name was spelled incorrectly. The Hourglass sincerely apologizes and regrets the error,Kwajalein Hospital may be small, but the care I received was world class. I wish to thank each and every member of the staff for the great care I received. I also wish to thank the personnel that got me on the plane for transfer to Hono. My heartfelt thanks to everyone involved with my care. —Fred MartinResident thanks hospital forgreat care he received there


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 3See INTERNS, Page 5MIT, USAKA partner in offering computertechnology internships for two Marshallese Article and photo By Dan AdlerMedia ManagerAn idea that was discussed more than a year ago by Dr. Clyde Bishop, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Gregg Hogan, MIT Lincoln Laboratory site manager, has come to fruition. The idea was an internship for Marshallese students or graduates who showed an aptitude for computer networking and maintenance. Applications were taken on Ebeye for the interships. More than 60 Marshallese, of which more than half were female, applied for the positions. In the end, two of the applicants were selected for the 10-week program. They are Neal Hitch eld, 29 and Lance Capelle, 21. According to Hogan, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll is providing housing in Bachelor Quarter rooms for the interns. In addition, they each received a meal card. “MIT is providing a $75 per week stipend for each of the interns and an additional $100 per week for each one is put in an escrow account for their further education,” said Hogan. The equipment used by the interns is supplied by Lincoln Laboratories with some assistance from Kwajalein Range Services. “MIT, USAKA and KRS are all involved in the program,“ according to Hogan. Ranny Ranis is the main lead for the program which is currently in the third week of operation. When asked what initiated the intern program, Hogan said, “Dr. Eric Evans, Director of MIT Lincoln Laboratory, has been involved with the Kwajalein project for a number of years and it was his idea to get the Marshallese more involved in the Lincoln program. He was instrumental in getting Ranny hired in 2003. And he thought of pushing forward with an internship.” In addition to this internship program, Hogan said that MIT is looking at ways to sell Micronesian handicrafts at the MIT facility in Boston and then transferring the proceeds back to Kwajalein to help fund such programs for the Marshallese community. Hitch eld and Capelle work with and are mentored by Ranis, who is a 1999 graduate of the College of the Marshall Islands. He started working on Kwajalein with Raytheon “Ranny was heavily involved in setting up classi ed networks and supporting all the mission work we do,” said Hogan. “It will be much easier with ber, but that introduces other issues such as quality assurance, networking and security issues when we start having a larger pipe.” The students are learning computer and network cables, switches and routers, hardware, video cards, hard drives and troubleshooting. When asked how MIT might use the knowledge the interns gain, Hogan answered, “Ranny will be working with the Public Internet here which will help the public infrastructure, the schools and other Public Internet users. Also, our mission partners that come in need unclassi ed access hours.” Hogan also noted that KRS is currently moving some people back to Huntsville, Ala. and that the Marshallese interns could become candidates for jobs there upon completion of programs. In addition, according to Hogan, “If security issues can be worked out, Marshallese could ll a lot of our needs here. If they could handle information technology jobs here, they could certainly go back to work at MIT or any IT company in the states. The IT training they would receive here would make them competitive in the states.” Hogan continued that, “The Public Domain that goes out is used by Space-X and others for e-mail and off-island access, so that needs some upgrading and possible rework of how we manage that band. Ranny will be working on that and in the training process, will work with the interns on it. Then possibly, they can start thinking about working on a Public Internet domain.” Ranis said the program does a good job of teaching troubleshooting, networking and about the servers that are used in a public Internet domain. For their part, the interns are Neal Hitch eld, left, and Lance Capelle are the two chosen for the MIT internship.


Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 Six Sigma project saves $144,282 to dateHourglass reportsMark Daniels, Jimmy Matsunaga, Samuel Manaole and Tusi Tagoilelagi observed that many of the crates used for pack-ins were discarded even though they still had useful life. The packing crates used for packouts costs $417 per crate. Historically, Shipping and Receiving used 510 crates per year to pack-out residents at a cost of $212,670 per year. Daniels, Matsunaga, Manaole and Tagoilelagi began a process in March 2007 requiring incoming crates to be evaluated. Crates that were still usable and met packing standards were kept. If minor repairs were needed to bring the crate to standards, the repairs were made. As a result of the evaluation process, 47 percent of crates received in the pack-in process are now reused. To date, a total of 346 crates have been reutilized providing a cost savings of $144,282. Daniels, Shipping and Receiving supervisor, estimates that as many as 240 crates could be reutilized each year with an annual cost savings of $100,000. “Six Sigma initiatives continue to provide operational ef ciencies and cost savings that are critical to the future of our Kwajalein contract,” said Matt Daggett, Logistics Deputy Program Manager. “Budget and staf ng reductions create opportunities for innovative responses by our departments. Our packing and crating operation has proven that Six Sigma is another tool that can be used to respond to our immediate budgetary demands as well as having a positive impact on the environment. I applaud the outstanding work that our crew did in identifying reutilization possibilities and how they embraced the Six Sigma methodologies.” By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press ServiceFor the eleventh straight week, violence in Iraq continues at the lowest levels in four years, despite ongoing threats from al-Qaida in Iraq and Iranian-backed militants, a coalition general said today. Army Brig. Gen. David Perkins, a MultiNational Force Iraq spokesman, attributed the nearly three-month lull in attacks to the Iraqi and coalition forces working toward establishing security, enforcing the rule of law and rebuilding Iraq. “We have entered a phase where the progress in security is building upon itself and is allowing for Iraqi government institutions, economic development, and civil society to mature at a quicker pace,” he said during a news conference in Baghdad. Few security incidents have occurred in recent weeks in Basra, an oil-rich port city in southern Iraq with the country’s second-largest population. The success of Iraqi forces there has allowed for new public works projects to proceed, along with repairs to the electrical grid, Perkins said. In the far-reaching Anbar province, which Iraq violence drops for 11th straight weekSee IRAQ, next page U.S. service members conduct police transition training with Iraqi police of cers in Baghdad, Iraq on July 31.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 5 enjoying the program and grateful for the chance it offers. They hope to take what they learn and teach some of it in Ebeye schools. U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Dr. Clyde Bishop, who was visiting the MIT interns Aug. 1 said, “Gregg and I had this conversation a year ago and it’s nice to see a conversation have a concrete result.” The ambassador added, “I hope we are able to keep it up and expand it so that the whole country [RMI] can bene t.” Bishop said that while he didn’t understand all the technical aspects of what the interns were INTERNS from Page 3 Golf NewsBob Allard scored a hole-in-one on Aug. 3 on Hole 15, 155-yard par with a 9 iron. Playing with Allard were Paul Allas, Ken Leines and Hebson Jokas. Operation Security is everyone’s responsibility Be sure all classi ed documents and of ces containing classi ed materials are secure. Practice good OPSEC.stretches westward from Baghdad, the security situation is stable, as troops continue to uncover illegal weapons caches and capture al-Qaida Iraq operatives in the province’s more rural parts. The general also highlighted an operation north of Baghdad, where coalition and Iraqi forces caught two influential operatives of al-Qaida in Iraq. The men had been involved in recruiting Iraqi boys and manipulating them to conduct suicide bombing attacks, including one that killed more than 15 local sheiks and three U.S. Marines in June. “Operating side-by-side and coordinating intelligence, Iraqi and coalition forces are increasingly denying terrorists the ability to operate or hide in Iraq,” Perkins said. But the general tempered his positive assessment, saying that members of al-Qaida in Iraq, as well as Iranian-backed “special groups” and other criminal elements, still are capable of launching attacks against the combined force. “Our optimism is real, but cautious,” he said. As coalition forces disrupt terrorist networks learning, he did understand the importance of enhancing and developing young people’s skills so they can contribute here and also have options beyond the Marshall Islands. He told the two interns, “Congratulations and hold your heads high.” IRAQ from Page 4 in northern Iraqi areas, al-Qaida in Iraq operatives continue to try to incite ethno-sectarian violence, especially targeting Iraqis who dismiss the terrorists’ “violent ideologies,” Perkins said. In Mosul and the Ninevah province, for instance, a “decreasing number of small groups” of al-Qaida in Iraq members still are conducting violent attacks primarily aimed at Iraqi security forces and their recruiting drives, he said. Iranian-backed operatives continue leveling attacks in Amarah, though the number of such incidents is decreasing as Iraqi security forces more frequently interdict the militants’ money and weapons supply lines. Perkins credited the improving capability of Iraqi security forces with strengthening the partnership of Iraqi and coalition forces. “Our partnership is strong, and we remain committed to helping Iraqis rebuild their nation,” he said. “While the security situation is steadily improving, we continue to pursue those who oppose a united and flourishing Iraq so we can continue to build on our gains and not surrender them.” If it’s not movin’, it shouldn’t be runnin’Vehicle engines left idling waste fuel and money and could create a safety hazard. If vehicles are not being driven, engines should be sut off.


Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass Lifeline E Article and photos by Dan AdlerMedia ManagerEvery two weeks, three departments and dozens of employees keep KwajaleinÂ’s lifeline and link to the outside world open. In the past year, they handled more than 20 million pounds of cargo received, plus three million pounds of outbound shipments. Heavy Equipment, the Marine Department and Sup-6 Lifeline Bi-weekly ship operation keeps supplies, pack-ins, equipment owing to Kwajply and Transportation are all involved in the Matson ship operations at Kwajalein. ItÂ’s a long 30-day trip from point of origin to Echo Pier at Kwajalein. Matson ships stop at Hawaii and again in Guam, where items bound for Kwajalein are off-loaded and put on another ship to Kwaj. From the time the Matson ship leaves California enroute to Hawaii, every step of the way is like a wellchoreagraphed dance.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 7 See LIFELINE, Page 12 Above, the crane operator lowers a container to a waiting truck. Right, tag line handlers guide the container onto the truck trailer bed for transportation.All items, especially food, are carefully and ef ciently loaded and shipped. “Every refrigerated container is monitored from the time it is loaded and sealed in California or Honolulu,” said Jimmy Matsunaga, Transportation manager. “We know from computer readings what the temperature in those containers has been the whole way no matter which ship they’ve been on. There is a computer chart and backup tape we look at when the container arrives, and any variation in the proper temperature is possible cause for food shipments to be rejected by the food inspectors.” Every container bound for Kwajalein and Roi-Namur is tracked by computer and before the ship arrives, the Kwajalein Supply and Transportation Department knows what’s in every container and to which warehouse it’s going when it is off-loaded at the pier. “All shipments of food, parts, household pack-ins and other items are usually distributed within a week of arrival,” said Matsunaga. Matsunaga continued, “The new ships have about 40 containers each trip versus the 120 the old barges carried. We usually get the whole off-loading and loading operation done in about six to ten hours. When the new ships started coming, it took about three times to iron things out, but we got it down pretty quick.” One of the differences is that on the old barges, two cranes could operate at the same time. The new ships are not as heavy and only one crane can operate at a time. If both cranes were operating together, the ship would tip. On ‘ship day,’ Echo Pier is a busy place, but not chaotic. Every truck driver, agger, tag line handler, fork lift driver, stacker driver, quarantine inspector, safety person and crane operator has been thoroughly trained in his job and that ensures a safe and smooth operation. The most important jobs on ‘ship day’ are those of the crane operators. They are not Matson employees, but work for the Kwajalein Heavy Equipment Department headed up by James Chong-Gum. Chong-Gum trains the crane operators. Stacker drivers and TEREX drivers are trained by Shipping and Transport personnel. “The crane operators are usually changed out every two hours,” said John Pyle of Kwajalein Range Services Safety. “It’s a very stressful job and it gets very hot up in the operator’s area.” Rain does not affect the operation, but wind can and does. “High winds can cause the boat to rock and makes it very dif cult and dangerous for the crane operators to line up containers with the trucks,” said Alan Stone, Supply and Transportation manager. “If work has to stop, the ship stays until off-loading can be completed.” When a container is off-loaded, it stops at a seal inspection station before leaving the pier. The inspectors check to see if seals have been broken which would indicate contamination or tampering. If the seals have been broken, the containers undergo rigorous scrutiny before the contents are unloaded.In addition, Kwajalein Police Department of cers put locks Matson supply routes to and from Kwajalein. Outbound shipments such as pack-outs, equipment needing repair and other items go by way of China before heading to the states.


Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8Fourteen servicemembers die in Global war on Terror Range operation scheduled for WednesdayA range operation is scheduled for Wednesday. Caution times are 7:01 p.m., through 3:01 a.m., in conjunction with this operation. During this time, a caution area will extend into the open ocean east of the mid-atoll corridor. The mid-atoll corridor will be closed from 4:01 p.m., Saturday, through mission completion. Questions regarding the above safety requirements for this mission should be directed to USAKA Command Safety Directorate, 51361. Juon ien kokemelmol missile enaj koman ilo ran in Wednesday August 13. Awa ko rekauwotota ej 7:01 jota lok nan 3:01 iimarok. Ilo awa kein ba kaki, ijoko renaj kauwotota ej tulik turear in ene ko iloan aelon in. Ene ko ilo iolap in aelon in renaj kilok jen 4:01 awa elkin raelep ilo August 9, 2008 nan ne enaj dedelok aer komani jerbal in kokomelmol kein. Ne ewor am kajitok jouj im call e lok Kwajalein Range opija ro ilo 5-1361. Spc. Andre D. Mitchell 25, of Elmont, N.Y., died July 31 in Mosul, Iraq of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. Sgt. Ryan P. Baumann 24, of Great Mills, Md., died Aug. 1, on Route Alaska, Afghanistan of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Four Soldiers died Aug. 1 in Asadabad, Afghanistan of wounds suffered in Chowkay Valley, Afghanistan, when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Killed were: Pfc. David J. Badie 23, of Rockford, Ill., who was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood; 2nd Lt. Michael R. Girdano 23, of Pennsylvania, who was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood; Spc. William J. Mulvihill 20, of Leavenworth, Kan., who was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood and Pvt. Jair De Jesus Garcia 29, of Chatsworth, Calif., who was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood. Pfc. Jennifer L. Cole 34, of American Canyon, Calif., died Aug. 2 in Bayji, Iraq of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. She was assigned to the 426th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky. Sgt. Brian K. Miller 37, of Pendleton, Ind., died Aug. 2 in Abd Allah, Iraq of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment, 76th Brigade Combat Team, Indiana Army National Guard, Fort Wayne, Ind. Spc. Kevin R. Dickson 21, of Steelville, Mo., died Aug. 2 in Balad, Iraq of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Group Support Battalion, Group Service Support Company, Fort Carson, Colo.Spc. Ronald A. Schmidt 18, of Newton, Kan., died Aug. 3 in Balad of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Ashraf, Iraq, on Aug. 2. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery, Kansas Army National Guard, Kingman, Kan.Two Soldiers died Aug. 4 in Baghdad of wounds suffered when debris from an improvised explosive device detonation on an overpass fell onto their vehicle. They were assigned to the 38th Military Police Company, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard, Danville, Ind. Killed were: Sgt. Gary M. Henry 34, of Indianapolis, Ind. and Spc. Jonathan D. Menke 22, of Madison, Ind.Capt. Garrett T. Lawton 31, of Charleston, W.V., died Aug. 4 while supporting combat operations in Herat province, Afghanistan He was assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.Pvt. Timothy J. Hutton 21, of Dillon, Mont., died Aug. 4 in Baghdad of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, Bamberg, Germany. Kwajalein Atoll: Mid-Atoll Corridor Lagoon Caution Area IAW USAKA Regulation 190-14, the Mid-Atoll Corridor will be closed beginning at T-4 days (Saturday) to allow ground surveillance of the MidAtoll Corridor to be completed. When closed, no surface vessels shall be permitted in this area without prior approval from the USAKA/RTS Command Safety Directorate. The area closure is indicated by the ‘red ag system.’ The Range Safety Of cer will release the Mid-Atoll Corridor closure when the area is clear of all hazards.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 9 Sunday Carved top round Tandouri chicken Baked cod Grill: Brunch station openLunchMonday Pork cutlet Huevos rancheros Scalloped potatoes Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Country-fried steak Kung pao chicken Vegetable grill Grill: Chili burrito Thursday Fried chicken Beef tips in Burgundy Vegetable stir-fry Grill: ChimichangasAug. 15 Mousaka Bombay chicken Vegetable ragu Grill: Veggie sandwichCaf PacificDinnerSaturdayBreaded pork chops Chicken curry Red potatoesSundayRoast pork butt Chicken stew ChefÂ’s choiceMondayTeriyaki beef steak Sweet-and-sour chicken Stir-fried spicy vegetablesTuesdayBaked chicken Beef curry Tofu and eggplantThursdaySalisbury steak Chicken stew Mac and cheeseWednesdayCarved ank steak Pasta a la pesto Ono casinoTonightBuild-your-own pizza Spaghetti Italian mix grillSaturday Meatloaf Chicken peapod stir-fry Broccoli/carrots Grill: Chili dogTuesday Porcupine balls Apple-glazed chicken Ratatouille casserole Grill: N/A 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 only on the first Sunday of the month at 12:15 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. Church of Christ 10 a.m., Sunday, in Quarters 442-A. Jewish services Last Friday of the month in the Religious Education Building. Times will vary. Contact the ChaplainÂ’s office for more information.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 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. AAFES Roi-Namur STORE MANAGER. Apply at

Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 player, doesn’t work, plays up to ve discs, $45. Call 50167. GIRL’S HEELYS, white and pink, size six, worn three times, very clean and in very good condition, $30. Call 50165. TOSHIBA LAPTOP, AMD dual-core 1.9 GHZ, 2GB RAM, Windows XP installed, but comes with Vista Home Premium discs, four USB ports, one rewire port, memory card slot, wireless and Ethernet adapters, 160 GB HD, very bright 15.4-inch display, DVD/CD burner, $600. Call Alan, 54165 or 58792. DOC LAUSCH surf prescriptions, hollow carbon s-core 6’2 surfboard with ns stomp pad, like new, $500; full set of kite gear, 16M Naish X2, 12M RRD, two sets bar and line, harness and liquid force board, all in great condition, $1,800. Call 56057, or email PRE-PCS SALE. Makita table saw and compound miter, saw, electric lawnmower and weed eater, 100-foot extension cord, storage sheds, three rolls of bamboo fencing, aquariums, 75-gallon and 30-gallon, HDTV antenna with ampli er and home-brew supplies. Call 53832, after 5 p.m. 2002 TROPHY 25-foot boat, looks and runs great, twin Mercury 150-horsepower saltwater series motors, hard top, outriggers; VHF, GPS/ depth nder, marine head, sink, transom shower, wash down, aft cabin type storage or sleeping area, on newly sand-blasted/painted trailer, boathouse 310, $40,000. Call Corinne or Gary, 54507, evenings. HEWLETT PACKARD 882 color printer with ink cartridges, $20 and three-person futon, $50. Call 54778 and leave a message. PCS SALE. Boat, 21-foot, berglass hull, bimini top, 225-horsepower outboard, 50-gallon fuel tank, radio, safety equipment, trailer and house, $8,400; boat, 27-foot berglass Crown Line cabin cruiser, 350 merc, stern drive, 15-horsepower kicker, trailer and house. $22,000 and Bose 901 speakers with Bose EQ, $300. Call 59662. MICROWAVE OVEN, $50; ocean kayak, $150; bicycle rack, $20; hammock, $20; cabana umbrella with crank, $25; bunk bed with drawers/ desk, $300; loft – full/twin, $75; blender, $15; Morgan Out island sailboat, with boathouse and mooring, $5,000 or best offer and 22-foot Boston Whaler with trailer, $17,000. Too much to list. Call 54991. WHITE MINI-BLINDS (six) for 400-series housing, $20 each. Call 52161, after 4 p.m. GE NAUTILUS portable dishwasher, great condition, $125 and butcher block top kitchen cart, $25. Call 54676. Child and Youth Services wants to welcome all youth back to school. Parents: this is the time to check on your child’s CYS registration status. A CYS registration will allow your child, youth or teen the following services: child care at the CDC; school age services care; free open recreation activities for Grades K-6; youth sports (K6th) and Start Smart Sports (3-5) and access to the Youth Center. Contact the CYS registration of ce at 52158 for more information. FISHING SUPPLIES (hooks, heads, skirts, leader, crimps, and more), $400 or best offer; wet suit, 5mm woman’s small, $15 and plastic shelving unit, $20. Call 54519. COLLAPSIBLE two-drawer mobile kitchenette, great for bachelor quarters, $30; Apex DVD player and seven-speaker surround sound system, good condition,$100; woman’s bicycle, less than one year old, paid $300, will sell for $80; snorkeling mask, new, never used; and Hawaiian sling, will only sell as combo, $40. Call 52910 and leave a message. COMMUNITY NOTICESKWAJALEIN YACHT CLUB will hold a sail boat race Sunday. A skippers’ meeting will be held at 1 p.m., at the Small Boat Marina. The public is invited.JOIN THE VETS’ HALL at 6 p.m., Sunday, in wishing Mike Tracy a safe deployment to Iraq. Brats, chicken and hot dogs provided. Bring a side dish to share. A PHOTO EXIBITION will be at 5 p.m., Monday, in the Religious Education Building. ALL ISLAND RESIDENTS are invited to the Kwajalein Scub Club’s meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in Corlett Recreation Center Room 1. A EUCHRE TOURNAMENT will be held at 6 p.m., Aug. 17, in the Vets’ Hall. Bring a pupu to share and your own beverage. $10 entry fee per team. Questions? Call Jim, 53003, or Sue, 54523.THE MOBILE KITCHEN will hold a shrimp fest Aug. 30, at Emon Beach. Menu to include shrimp cocktail, garden salad, dinner roll, shrimp boil with potatoes and vegetables, angel food cake with whipped cream and strawberry sauce, beer and wine. Cost is $35 for meal-card holders and $40 for non-meal-card holders. For payment see Maria Curtiss at the Food Service Of ce in Building 805 next to the Bowling Center or call 53933. KWAJALEIN YACHT CLUB will host a happy hour DVD DEPOT’S LAST DAY of operation will be Aug. 22. The last day to rent movies from DVD Depot will be Aug. 16. All remaining movies will be for sale Aug. 17-22. All rented movies must be returned by 7 p.m., Aug. 22. All unreturned movies after Aug. 22 will be billed to the customer by Kwajalein Range Services Finance. END OF THE SUMMER softball tournament is scheduled for Aug. 22-Sept. 1. Register your teams now through Aug. 20 at the Community Activities Of ce. Men’s, women’s and coed teams welcome. Divisions will depend on how many teams are registered. Questions? Call 53331.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 Bingo Night at the Paci c Club on oceanside is Thursday, Aug 21. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m., Bingo play begins at 6:30 p.m. Must be 21 to enter and play, bring your ID. Come out and have some fun. 11 The Small Arms Range will be in operation from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday. Observe the hazard area between the posted red ags. THE WATER PLANT will be flushing the potable water systemÂ’s main lines on Kwajalein from Aug. 14-30. No interruption of service is expected. However, due to sediment in the line being stirred up, you may notice some discoloring of your water. If you experience brown or otherwise off-colored potable water, flush the service line for several minutes until the water runs clear. If the problem persists call the Water Plant at 52155 for assistance.The recompresion chamber will not be available Wednesday thru Friday. During this period, recreational diving will be limited to 50 feet.RETAIL ROUNDUPThe last shipment of Sun bike parts recently arrived at the 816 Essential Store. The parts available are steel forks, sealed crank bearing, headset bearings and three-speed shifters. School and office supplies are located at the 816 Esssential Store. Hours are: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday and 2-6 p.m., Tuesday thru Saturday. Retail Services is accepting suggestions from the public on product assortment at Surfway. Your suggestions can be e-mailed to or to Ray Denham at Surfway. For specific recommendations, provide description and UPC or product label. THE MOBILE KITCHEN will hold a shrimp fest Aug. 30, at Emon Beach. Menu to include shrimp cocktail, garden salad, dinner roll, shrimp boil with potatoes and vegetables, angel food cake with whipped cream and strawberry sauce, beer and wine. Cost is $35 for meal-card holders and $40 for non-meal-card holders. For payment see Maria Curtiss at the Food Service Of ce in Building 805 next to the Bowling Center or call 5:30 p.m., Aug. 30. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Bring a pupu to share. New members welcome. NEW CARPET is being installed in Community Activities Center Rooms 6 and 7. No reservations for those rooms can be taken until Aug. 30. Questions? Call 53331. LIVING BEYOND YOURSELF: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit is a 10-week interactive Bible study focusing on the Book of Galations. The course touches on each trait listed and encourages a spirit lled life. The course begins on Sept. 10. There will be a 9 a.m. session and a 6:30 p.m. session. Questions? Call Tammie Womack, 51590. FOOD SAFETY/sanitation of ce is now located in Building 424-D. Phone and Fax numbers remain the same. BIKE RENTAL is now available thru Kwaj Lodge. Call 53477. SUNDAY MASS ON ROI-NAMUR. Until further notice, Fr. Daly will offer Sunday Mass only on the First Sunday of the month at 12:15 p.m. on Roi-Namur. If someone plans to be on Roi-Namur any other Sunday and wishes to attend Mass, notify Fr. Daly at the ChaplainÂ’s Of ce, 52116, by Friday so he can arrange his transportation. WHATÂ’S AT THE THEATERS this weekend? Call the Movie Hotline at 52700 for up-to-date recorded movie information.FAMILIES THAT HAVE withdrawn their children from the Child Development Center and/or School Age Services before and after school programs must visit the Central Registration of ce to re-enroll for services prior to attending. Registration for the Before and After school program must take place no later than Aug. 16. The SAS before and after school program will begin on Aug. 19. For more information please contact Micah Johnson at 52158.


Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass12LIFELINE from Page 7 As one truck off-loads an empty container, two more pull in to receive loaded containers to take to the warehouses. The TEREX unloads a container to be transported and stacked at the proper warehouse for distribution of the contents. Saturday 6:29a.m./7:03 p.m. 12:52 p.m./ 8:19 a.m., 2.5’ 2:40 a.m., 1.1’ 9:18 p.m., 2.8’ 2:27 p.m., 0.9’ Sunday 6:29 a.m./7:02 p.m. 1:42 p.m./12:44 a.m 9:10 a.m., 2.0’ 4:01 a.m., 1.4’ 11:04 p.m., 2.6’ 3:15 p.m., 1.2’ Monday 6:29 a.m./7:02 p.m. 2:34 p.m./1:31 a.m. 12:42 a.m., 1.7’ 7:11 a.m., 1.4’ 5:51 p.m., 1.4’ Tuesday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 3:26 p.m./2:21 a.m. 1:14 a.m., 2.8’ 8:28 a.m., 0.9’ 2:21 p.m., 2.1’ 7:42 p.m., 1.1 Wednesday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 4:16 p.m./3:13 a.m. 2:17 a.m., 3.2’ 9:02 a.m., 0.5’ 2:58 p.m., 2.5’ 8:34 p.m., 0.7’ Thursday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 5:05 p.m./4:05 a.m. 2:57 a.m., 3.6’ 9:30 a.m., 0.1’ 3:28 p.m., 2.9’ 9:11 p.m., 0.3’ Aug. 15 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 5:52 p.m./4:58 a.m. 3:30 a.m., 4.0’ 9:57 a.m., 0.2’ 3:55 p.m., 3.3’ 9:44 p.m., 0.1’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSaturday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 6-12 knots. Sunday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 6-12 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 6-12 knots. Tuesday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: NE-E at 6-12 knots. Wednesday: Partly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: NE-E at 6-12 knots. Thursday: Mostly cloudy, 40 percent showers. Winds: NE-E at 8-14 knots. Aug. 15: Mostly cloudy, 50 percent showers. Winds: NE-E at 8-14 knots. Annual total: 46.23 inches Annual deviation: -4.14 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Sun  Moon  Tides Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low Tideon containers randomly. Those containers cannot be opened until they are checked for explosives or drugs by ‘sniffer’ dogs. There are also ‘snake patrols’ which look for the brown tree snake. Since the ships started coming from Guam, extra vigilance is needed to guard against the introduction of the snake to Kwajalein. If a brown snake population ever got established on island, it could be an ecological disaster. “We’ve only found two,” said Stone. “They were in a C-130 from Guam. But they were dead. They had gotten into the wheel wells and died.” The Army pays for all transportation and shipping to and from Kwajalein according to Stone. “A 20-foot reefer container costs about $7,700 and a ‘dry’ container cost around $5,100 in shipping costs,” said Stone. “Maximizing the space in a container is crucial to keeping costs down as much as possible. Most of what comes in these days is food. On the last ship, 15 out of 23 containers had food items.” Stone continued that since the ship comes every two weeks instead of every 30 days, the Army gets price breaks for ordering more often and it’s not necessary to buy in such large bulk quantities as it was before. Stone also credited the warehouse consolidation program for costs savings. “We were able to get down to 26 warehouses instead of 44,” he said. “We can now consolidate material in the container better since there are fewer places to deliver containers when they arrive.” In addition to the off-loading operation, empty containers are loaded back on to the ship. As one truck pulls in to receive a loaded container, another truck pulls in to off-load an empty container. This continues in a well-coordinated operation until completed. Outbound shipments of pack-outs, equipment needing repairs and other items going to the states take a little longer than the 30-day inbound trip as outbound ships go to China before heading for Hawaii and CONUS. ‘Ship day’ is a complex operation, but with coordination, training and safety, it’s an ef cient process that keeps the supply line to Kwajalein functioning smoothly.