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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 L a r g e c r o w d s o f s h o p p e r s b r o w s e t h e a i s l e s o f t h e n e w A A F E S S h o p p e t t e S a t u r d a y Large crowds of shoppers browse the aisles of the new AAFES Shoppette Saturday. F o r m o r e c o v e r a g e P a g e 6 For more coverage, Page 6. ( P h o t o b y D a n A d l e r ) (Photo by Dan Adler)


Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 2All I can say is . that’s a sport? 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 K. PeedenMedia Manager...............................Dan Adler commentary 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 THUMBS DOWN To whom ever is leaving hundreds of pounds of weight on the machines in the gym. Other people have to hope that someone is there to ask if they wouldn’t mind taking them off for them. To styrofoam containers and plastic and paper bags. that use up resources, ll the ocean and never degrade completely. Use your own bags when shopping and eat-in when possible. Like most everyone, I watched some of the Olympics on TV for the last two weeks. I didn’t watch a lot of it because some of the things they call ‘sports’ are a little ridiculous. I saw something the other night called ‘rhythmic gymnastics.’ Now, I’ll admit the young ladies who were performing are very athletic and exible and did things with their bodies that would put most people in the hospital. But then, I hear ballet dancers are pretty athletic also. I wouldn’t want to spend an evening watching ballet either and I sure wouldn’t call it a sport. There was also trampoline ‘competition.’ I mean, come on, I used to do that in my back yard when I was six years old. The ‘athletes’ I watched were very good, but so are circus performers who do trampoline acts. Sorry — don’t see that as a sport either. That walk/racing, or race/walking, or whatever it’s called, could be a sport I guess, but it sure looks more like they ate something that didn’t agree with them and they’re trying to get someplace in a hurry if you know what I mean. Table tennis. What can you say about table tennis? That’s a sport? Didn’t that used to be called ping pong when I was young? I never played it the way they play it in the Olympics, but hey, Forrest Gump could. I heard on one of the broadcasts that baseball and softball are being dropped from the Olympics inde nitely. No doubt it’s to make room for rousing games of hop-scotch. Apparently, those two sports, and oh, by the way, they’re real sports, are being dropped to make room for two new ‘sports,’ one of which is squash. Now, I thought squash was a vegetable — or something you did to a bug. The idea that it was a sport never crossed my mind. Maybe the other sport is zucchini? Of course soccer is the biggest sport in the world and I don’t get that either. A soccer game is 90 agonizing, boring minutes, and when the score ends up nil-nil, they have a ‘shoot out.’ Why don’t they just do that to begin with? It would take about 15 minutes and everybody could go the heck home. I’m a boxing fan so I watched some of that. The scoring system was just great wasn’t it? I mean, I saw some boxers land great shots that buckled their opponent’s legs and they didn’t get any points awarded. But other boxers who looked like they were waving to somebody in the crowd got big scores. Aah, Olympic judging. You just gotta love it. And by the way, who believes those little Chinese girl gymnasts are 16 years old? If any of them are older than 12, I’d be shocked. Of course, that means they beat our team with younger girls. Gee — maybe that makes it worse. Never mind. I hope everyone knows I’m just having fun here and that seriously, there’s not many athletes who ever get to walk into an Olympic stadium with their nation’s ag going before them. What an honor and thrill it must be to represent their fellow citizens. So I guess whether it’s rhythmic gymnastics, or trampoline, or table tennis, or anything at the Olympics — if someone is good enough at something to be chosen to represent their homeland, he or she should be pretty darn proud of themselves, win or lose. I know their friends, families and countries are, and that’s what counts.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 3See ROI TOUR, Page 10Kwajalein Ranges Services guest student lunch program beginning new school year By Dan AdlerMedia ManagerA lunch program begun as a pilot project by Kwajalein Range Services in May 2003 is entering its fourth year of operation. Students in the rst through twelfth grades who travel from Ebeye to atend schools on Kwajalein will receive free box lunches courtesy of Kwajalein individuals and organizations. KRS administers the program and in the past, school of cials have emphasized how important it is for students to have a good lunch in order to do well in their afternoon classes. Before the program was begun, many students from Ebeye had no meal during the school day. Some of their fellow students who lived on Kwajalein would go home at lunch and make sandwiches and return to school to give them to the Ebeye students. KRS felt a better system was needed and thus began the lunch program. Individuals, companies and company departments can contribute to the program to ensure that Ebeye stude n ts h av e a n utr meal for lunch. Th is sc h oo l y ear the lunches will vary and include deli sandwiches, baked chicken and rice, fruit, vegetables, wate r an d cook i es A ll o th e l unc h es are prepa r b y Ca f Paci c sta ff a n to the schools. The cost of the lunches is $2.80 per day for each student and based on a 180-day school year, the total cost per student would be $504. Donations can be made in any amount up to and including a full yearÂ’s worth of lunches. Individuals and entire departments are encouraged to contribute to this very worthy cause. Anyone wishing to help can make checks payable to KRS and submit them to the secretary at the high school or to Janette Bishop in Community Services, Building 735. USAKA Command Team tours Roi facilities, makes visit to Third Island Article and photos By Vanessa PeedenUSAKA Public Affairs Of cer Col. Frederick S. Clarke, Sgt. Maj. Patrick Kutac, Hugh Denny and Mike Sakaio toured facilities on Roi-Namur Aug. 15 and also visited Enniburr. The tour was part of the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Command TeamÂ’s initial assessment of facilities on both islands. The assessment team was met by Floyd Corder, Roi Operations manager, and shown the infra-structure of the island. The team previously visited the sensor and radar sites. The day began with a visit to the Roi Fire Station where the team was met by Lt. Blain Slaton who conducted the tour of the Roi Fire DepartmentÂ’s facilities. The team met several re ghters, saw the alarm room, and visited the work-out area From left, Sgt. Maj. Patrick Kutac, Col. Frederick S. Clarke, USAKA commander and Floyd Corder, Roi Ops manager, tour the engine room at the Roi Power Plant on Aug. 15.


Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 militaryArmy World Class Athlete Program marksman Maj. Michael Anti shoots to a ninth-place nish in Olympic 50-meter ri e prone competition Aug. 15, 2008, at the Beijing Shooting Hall Range with a 594 total. Army shooter brings home goldU.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooter Spc. Walton Glen Eller III, takes his nal shot to secure a gold medal with an Olympic record of 190 in double trap Aug. 12. Article and photos by Tim HippU.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooter Pfc. Vincent Hancock set two Olympic records and prevailed in a four-target shoot-off against Norway’s Tore Brovold to win the gold medal in men’s skeet on the Beijing Shooting Range. “Hooah,” Hancock said after receiving several congratulatory hugs from coaches and teammates after the Aug. 16 event. “This is the best feeling in the world. It’s awesome.” Hancock, 19, of Eatonton, Ga., shot an Olympic record 121 of a possible 125 targets in five qualification rounds and took a one-target lead into the final. During the nal, Hancock missed his 20th shot and nished regulation tied at 145 with Brovold, who shot a perfect round to force the shoot-off. “It made me more determined,” Hancock said of missing the low target ying out of the sixth station. “Sometimes I need something to boost my determination to get to that next level, and that’s what happened. I would have liked to have shot 25 and won the gold outright, but I couldn’t have asked for a better shoot-off.” Brovold drew from a hat to determine who would shoot first in the extra session and aligned the stars for Hancock. “I actually like going last,” said Hancock, who got his wish. “I was hoping that he was going to draw rst in the shoot-off. I like shooting second just so I can have the pressure on myself and not have to put the pressure on anybody else. I like to deal with the pressure, and this time it paid off.” Both of the co-world recordholders hit their rst two targets See GOLD Page 9


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 5U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Staff Sgt. Leith Sanderson shoots an Olympics record quali cation score of 583 before nishing fth in the 25-meter, rapid- re pistol event in Beijing Aug. 16. Olympians U.S. Air Force World Class Athlete Program Capt. Eli Bremer swims to a seventhplace nish in the 200-meter freestyle portion of the Olympics men's modern pentathlon with a time of two minutes, 2.8 seconds in Beijing Aug. 21. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremeil Byers wrestles to a 1-1, 2-0 victory over Oleksandr Chernetskyi of Ukraine in their opening match of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram tournament Aug. 12. U.S. Air Force World Class Athlete Program Capt. Kevin Eastler, right, passes U.S. Army Sgt. John Nunn at the Olympic trials July 5 in Eugene, Ore. Easter won the race in one hour, 27 minutes and eight seconds.


Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 OPEN FOR BUSINESS!AAFES Shoppette doors open to large crowd of Kwajalein shoppers Saturday A long line of shoppers check out purchases at the AAFES Shoppette opening Saturday morning. The Shoppette replaces the Ten-Ten Store. The crowd of shoppers keeps growing during the day. Resident Lloyd Jordan makes the rst purchase at the AAFES Shoppette. A greeting card section is included at the Shoppette.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 7 Hardy shoppers have a long wait to get to the checkout counters due to the large crowd purchasing items on Saturday. It's hard to move as the aisles are jammed with shoppers browsing for items to buy. The video selections will take the place of DVD Depot.


Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8Wet weather doesn’t dampen spirits at Yokwe Yuk Women’s Club picnicCris Lindborg, left, and Jenny Norwood dance at the Yokwe Yuk Women's Club Welcome Picnic Monday.Kabua and Arlene Kabua as representatives for Leroij Seagull Kabua James. Sam also recognized the neighbors from Lae Atoll Women’s Club. Norwood went on to discuss highlights of what the YYWC does and the events it sponsors throughout the year. Sam gave the blessing in Marshallese and English. A buffet picnic with rolls, fresh fruit including papaya, tangerine, apple, and pineapple; macaroni salad; rice, chicken skewers, pulled pork, cookies, and cake was served.Article and photos by Vanessa PeedenUSAKA Public Affairs Of cerMonday was one of the rainiest days in August. Along with the rain were thunder and lightning storms and wind gusts to 24 knots. The weather made for the kind of day where one just wants to lay around the house and watch TV or sleep, not the kind of day for a picnic. However, while residents were safely tucked in their homes, members of the JineTipTip Club and the Yokwe Yuk Women’s Club were busy preparing decorations and decorating the Emon Beach main pavilion for the annual ‘Welcome Picnic,’ and what a picnic it was. The pavilion was decorated with colorful table cloths; hand-woven banana leaf baskets filled with purple, white, and yellow orchids; plumeria and hibiscus blossoms. Newcomers were given a traditional cowrie shell necklace All attendees received a free sno-cone compliments of the YYWC. Anne Greene of the Host Nation Of ce assisted with greeting the women from Ebeye and supervising transportation from Echo Pier to the beach. Despite the rain, more than 50 women from Ebeye came. In addition, more than 17 women’s groups from the Kwajalein and Lae Atoll were represented. Jenny Norwood, YYWC president, started the evening off by thanking Cris Lindborg for all her support to the community for the past 27 years. Norwood presented her with a painting of the front door of her house and said, “It’s tting that the front door is in the middle of the painting because Cris’ front door was always open to everyone….” A present was also given to the ‘newest’ newcomer on the island, Stacey O’Rourke, who had only been on island for two days. Next, Norwood introduced the Kwajalein guests of honor: Kathleen Denny, Trish Buhl, and Karen Kutac. Kirong Sam, president of the Rukjenlen, introduced the Marshallese guests of honor: Anta After dinner, the ladies were treated to a video produced by Yael Beals that showed last year’s Christmas party with the women of Ebeye. Many women had to laugh at their dancing skills. Following the video, the Marshallese women entertained their neighbors by singing and dancing. The YYWC ended the evening with a wonderful friendship train of dancers throughout the Emon Beach Pavilion. Fond goodbyes and hugs were exchanged between women of both islands and best wishes until they meet again.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 9Five servicemembers die in Global war on Terror GOLD, from Page 4 in the extra session, but Brovold missed one of his next pair. Hancock then stepped up and knocked down two targets to clinch the gold with a nal score of 145 (+4). Brovold finished at 145 (+3) to win the silver medal. “I was hoping that he wouldn’t miss, because Tore and I are really good friends, but when it comes down to it, I’m glad I got the gold medal,” Hancock said. “I wasn’t expecting him to miss that soon. It just panned out for me. I saw the targets really well those two pairs, and I crushed them.” Hancock said he couldn’t have asked “to shoot against a better shooter.” “He’s right there among the best in the world. It was just which one of us had the better day today, and it turned out to be me,” Hancock said. “It was a very close nal,” Brovold said. “I knew that if I was going to have a chance for the gold, I needed to hit 25, maybe 26. Vincent is a great shooter and a great friend, but I don’t see the silver as a failure. I won the silver.” France’s Anthony Terras 144 (+3) prevailed in a shoot-off against Cyprus’ Antonis Nikolaidis 144 (+2) to win the bronze. Hancock stayed poised on the mission throughout the two-day event. “I was trying to keep everything out of my mind, actually,” he said. “I was just trying to keep it focused on the gold medal and seeing myself up on the podium in the rst place. Just visualizing perfection – and I almost had it. I missed the low six again, but it doesn’t matter, I still won. “I could feel the nervousness building up inside of me, so I hoped it wasn’t taking too much longer,” added Hancock, who couldn’t wait to celebrate with his wife, mother and father, who all made the trip to China. “I’m obviously a very nervous person. I can’t sit still very often. I pace around when I’m shooting. That helps me calm down. I try to take the anxiousness and nervousness and turn it around into energy that I can focus on my shooting.” In skeet, shooters move through a semicircular range featuring eight shooting stations. At each station, targets are thrown at least 65 meters from the high (10 feet) or low (3 feet) house on either side of the range at 55 miles per hour. Competitors hold their 12-gauge shotguns at hip level until the target appears. “My game plan was just to break every target,” he said. “I can’t ask for anything more than perfection. I try to be a perfectionist as much as possible, because my motto is, ‘If you’re perfect, nobody can beat you,’ so perfection rules. “It’s swirling around in my head right now still,” he continued. “It won’t sink in for a couple of days probably, but once it does, it’s going to be.” Hancock was born in Port Charlotte, Fla., and began shooting at age 8. Before his 11th birthday, he was shooting competitively. At age 16, he began rewriting the skeet record books. Before graduating in 2006 from Gatewood High School in Georgia, Hancock joined the Army and completed basic training at Fort Sill, Okla. Later that year, he was named International Sports Federation Shooter of the Year and Shooter of the Year by USA Shooting, the sport’s governing body in the United States. Hancock, who was assigned to the USAMU in November of 2007, established the skeet world record with a perfect score of 150 at a World Cup event in Lonato, Italy, on June 14, 2007. He also won the bronze medal at the 2007 world championships, and was named Shotgun Shooter of the Year by USA Shooting. “This is a dream come true,” Hancock said. “All those things were just stepping stones to this point right now.” Brovold equaled Hancock’s world record last month at a World Cup event in Nicosia, Cyprus. Hancock saluted the USAMU for preparing him to compete with the world’s best skeet shooters. “I couldn’t have done it without the Army Marksmanship Unit,” Hancock said. “They help me de ne my abilities and my training methods by allowing me to train with the best in the United States. I couldn’t ask for anything better. They provide me with everything I need: shells, targets and time. They’ve really let me move along in my game.” “I love shooting and I just want to keep competing,” he said. “Being out here shooting with my friends from all the different countries, you can’t beat that. With the camaraderie of all the people that shoot here, it’s one of the best sports in the world.” Sgt. Nickolas Lee Hopper 27, of Montrose, Ill., died Sept. 8, 2007 from wounds received while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on June 20, 2005. Hopper’s final autopsy concluded his death was a result of wounds received in Iraq; however, Hopper was not previously identi ed as an OIF casualty. He was assigned to the 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group-28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Cherry Point, N.C. Sgt. 1st Class George Stanciel 40, of Greenwood, Miss., died Aug. 19 at Forward Operating Base Gary Owen, Iraq of wounds suffered when the base came under mortar attack. He was assigned to the 370th Engineer Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, Bamberg, Germany. Sgt. 1st Class David J. Todd Jr ., 36, of Marrero, La., died Aug. 20 in Bala Morghab, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small arms re. He was assigned to the Afghan Regional Security Integration. Staff Sgt. David L. Paquet 26, of Rising Sun, Md., died Aug. 20 at Combat Outpost Vegas, Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of undetermined causes while conduting a patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Tx. Staff Sgt. Brian E. Studer 28, of Ramsey, Minn., died Aug. 22 in Ghazni, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when the improvised explosive device he was attempting to deactivate detonated. He was assigned to the 720th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 28th Transportation Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, Mannheim, Germany.


Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 and living areas of the re ghters. The next stop on the tour for the team was the power plant where the team received brie ngs from Maurice VanTine, lead mechanic, who discussed sheet metal work related to the ongoing exhaust system work. Next, George Wise, Control Room Operator/Electrician, briefed the team on the loads handled at the facilities, custom software programs used to track data on the generators, and other items needed to ensure the mission is completed. Even though a custom software program tracks internal heating, fuel consumption, and other things Wise said “You still put eyes on gauges — safety is utmost.” After visiting the operating areas, it was time to see the large engine room. Double hearing protection is mandatory for that particular area. “This place is pretty immaculate,” Clarke said. “As a commander, when you look at maintenance areas and engine rooms and see cleanliness, it shows people care.” Scott Maddox, Supervisor Power Plant, mentioned a few concerns with Power Plant generators. Clarke said, “I leave here concerned about some equipment, but not concerned about the personnel operating and maintaining the power plant.” It was on to the automotive area. On the way, Corder pointed out the vehicle wash facility and explained how all maintenance vehicles were washed with fresh water prior to being stored in the storage building at the end of the day. The team learned that Roi-Namur has the oldest eet in the Atoll. A visit was made to the Dock Security Checkpoint and the team left Roi-Namur via a RPD police patrol boat captained by LT Joe Coleman. The team arrived at Enniburr (Third Island) where they were met by local RMI representative to USAKA, Julius Lejjena. The Women’s Club of Enniburr welcomed Col. Clarke and the team with traditional Marshallese dances and flowers. While on the island, the team was shown the school, medical clinic, burn pit for waste incineration, and the water catchment project site. After lunch, Tony Stephens gave the team a tour of community activities facilities including the outrigger, housing office, and the gym. After the tour, the island workforce had the chance to meet Col. Clarke and the team at the Trade-Winds Theater. Clarke told an audience of around 130 personnel that he was doing an initial assessment of all infra-structure and facilities and would be seeking input from the community. He also said, “When I ask ‘how are you’, I really want to know ‘how’s life for you’ and I want you to know you can talk to me — I’m hoping you consider me an approachable person.” A visit to the Roi Facilities Shops followed. The team spoke with Steve Chapman and Elmer Camden at the machine shop. A brief discussion was held concerning the air-conditioning repair journeyman program. They also spoke to Botha Jitiam, KREMS lead carpenter and to Jimis LangidWaston Anien changes the oil on a truck at Roi Automotive. Young Nelia Lison joins the women in welcoming the command team to Enniburr.rik, KREMS general maintenance leader. Facilities were toured by the team and the orderliness and cleanliness of all the facilities were apparent to everyone.At the end of the day Corder stressed to the team that on Roi everyone must work well together and are involved in cross-training of jobs whenever possible. Corder said, “The sensors require support 24/7. Our goal is to maintain support operations avoiding unscheduled outages so there are redundant saltwater lines, generators, etc., to keep sensors operational around the clock. We have a lot of talented people working here to ensure systems are maintained and operational.” ROI TOUR, from Page 3 Lt. Blain Slaton shows Col. Clarke around the Roi re house.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 11 C l a s s o f 2 0 0 9 BACK TO SCHOOL 2008-2009The class of 2009 meets for the traditional senior breakfast the rst day of school Aug. 22. The seniors are, in front row, left to right, Andy Hogan, Mel Duarte, Jessica Lojkar, CJ Kemem, Tiuana Bolkiem, Catherine Laidran and Ashley Cochran. In the back row, left to right, Cassia Griswold, Kasih Hoch, Monica Peters, Mark Elkin, Adam Struppeck, Anram Kemem, Ross Butz, Brett Young, Chris Horner, Cody Villarreal, Ariel Swanby, and Robbie Alves. Connor Daggett Grade 9"It's going to be a pretty good year I think." Connor Malloy Grade 9"I think it's probably going to be an okay year." Mel Duarte Grade 12"It's okay. It's my last year and I'm excited to be a senior."Maggie Fronzak Grade 9" I think it will be pretty good. It's my rst year here and I'm sure I'll enjoy it." Are you looking forward to a new school year? Photo courtesy of Allison Villarreal


Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 3 8 t h A n n u a l K w a j O p e n G o l f 38th Annual Kwaj Open Golf T o u r n a m e n t O c t 5 1 3 Tournament, Oct. 5-13 S c h e d u l e o f e v e n t s : Schedule of events: O c t 4 : T e e o f f s o c i a l Oct. 4: Tee-off social O c t 5 6 : F i r s t r o u n d p l a y Oct. 5-6: First round play O c t 6 : O n e c l u b t o u r n a m e n t Oct. 6: One-club tournament O c t 7 : O b s t a c l e c o u r s e p u t t i n g Oct. 7: Obstacle course putting a n d l o n g e s t d r i v e / c h i p p i n g and longest drive/chipping a n d p u t t i n g and putting O c t 8 : M i x e d H o r s e R a c e Oct. 8: Mixed Horse Race O c t 1 0 : M e n s H o r s e r a c e Oct. 10: Men's Horserace O c t 1 1 : M a t c h p l a y p u t t i n g Oct. 11: Match play putting c o n t e s t contest O c t 1 2 1 3 : S e c o n d r o u n d Oct. 12-13: Second round p l a y play K G A m e m b e r s $ 1 0 0 KGA members. $100 N o n K G A m e m b e r s $ 1 3 5 Non-KGA members, $135 ( i f p a i d b y O c t 1 $ 1 0 (if paid by Oct. 1 $10 l a t e f e e a f t e r t h a t d a t e ) late fee after that date) P a y m e n t s w i l l n o t b e a c c e p t e d Payments will not be accepted a f t e r O c t 4 after Oct. 4. F o r i n f o r m a t i o n a n d t e e t i m e s For information and tee times, c a l l L a r r y C a v e n d e r 5 2 4 0 6 call Larry Cavender, 52406. Public notice of appointment of part-time U.S. magistrate judge for the district of Hawaii at KwajaleinThe Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a part-time United States magistrate judge for the District of Hawaii at Kwajalein Missile Range. The current annual salary of the position is $3,919. The term of of ce is four years. A full public notice for the magistrate judge position is posted at the U.S. Post Of ce on Kwajalein and at the of ce of the Clerk of the U.S.District Court at 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm. C-338, Honolulu,Hawaii. The notice is also available on the courtÂ’s Internet Web site at Interested persons may contact the Clerk of the U.S. District Court for additional information at (808) 541-1330. Applications must be submitted only by applicants personally and must be received no later than September 19, 2008 and should be addressed to: MERIT SELECTION PANEL FOR KWAJALEIN MAGISTRATE U.S. DISTRICT COURT, 300 ALA MOANA BLVD., RM. C-338, HONOLULU, HI 96850 By Order of the Court Sue Beitia, Clerk


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 Sept. 2: Labor Day, no school Sept. 4: 6:30 p.m., Bingo Night at Paci c Club Sept. 5-16: Optometrist visit Sept. 10: 7 p.m., School Advisory Council Meeting Sept. 12: 7 p.m., College Information Night, in the Multi-Purpose Room Sept. 13: Mobile Kitchen eventCommunity Services September events Sept. 16-27: NWEA testing, Grades 2-6 Sept. 17: 7 p.m., School Advisory Council Meeting Sept. 17-22: CYS youth sports basketball season Sept. 18: 6:30 p.m., Bingo Night, at the Paci c Club • Sept. 19: CDC parent board meeting • Sept. 24: 6:30 p.m., Elementary PTO meeting Sept. 27: Mobile Kitchen Event 13Voicemail replacementThe voicemail system will be replaced 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday. Once the upgrade is completed, all information from the old voicemail system will be gone. Extract any information you might need from your voicemail prior to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday. Unfortunately there is no way to transfer information between the old and new voicemail systems, so everyone will need to reset their password and re-record their name and greetings. Instructions for the new voicemail system are available on the USAKA Homepage, in KARDS or available by contacting Ron Gamble by email at or at 51127.Telephone changes for Meck and KwajaleinThe Meck telephone switch is scheduled to be upgraded 8 a.m.noon, Saturday. The Kwajalein telephone switch is scheduled for its upgrade 6:30-10:30 p.m., Wednesday, During the upgrade periods all telephone service to and from within the respective islands will be unavailable. As the upgrades are completed for each island, all long distance calls placed from that island will require eight digit PIN numbers. Two leading zeros will be added to existing PINs. For example, if you had PIN 123456, you will need to use 00123456. Questions? Contact Ron Gamble, 51127. Changes to telephones and voicemail system scheduled Saturday, Wednesday


Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 The Kwajalein HourglassReligious 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. HELP WANTED Sunday Charbroiled spare ribs Herb-roast chicken Hot dogs Grill: Brunch station openLunchMonday Breaded pork cutlet Chicken peapod stir-fry Strawberry crepes Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Spaghetti Chicken corn sautÂŽ Fish and chips Grill: N/A Thursday Meatloaf Breaded chicken strips Vegetarian stir-fry Grill: Cheese sandwichSept. 5 Fried chicken Pizza Chef's choice Grill: N/ACaf PacificDinnerSaturdayKorean beef ribs Thai shrimp pasta Charsiu chickenSundaySwedish meatballs Garlic mahi mahi Corn breadMondayMini taco bar Oxtail stew Chef's choiceTuesdaySwiss steak jardiniere Baked Tuscan chicken Rice/barely casseroleThursdayBreaded pork chops Chicken stew Beans in brothWednesdayLondon broil Herb-roast chicken Chef's choiceTonightBuild-your-own pizza Chicken cacciatore Chef's choiceSaturday Pot roast/gravy Barbecued chicken Beans in broth Grill: Chili dogTuesday Cornish game hen Beef tips in Burgundy Eggs Benedict Grill: Brunch station open KRS and CMSI job listings for On-Island positions will be available at the Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye Dock Security Check Point bulletin boards, the bulletin board outside of DVD Depot, the RoiNamur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board and at Human Resources in Building 700. Job listings for Contract positions are available at and on the bulletin board outside of DVD Depot and on the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board. Full job descriptions and requirements for Contract positions are located online at NEED EXTRA money? KRS employment applications are continually accepted for all Community Services Departments and the Human Resources Temporary Pool for Casual Positions such as: Sport of cials, scorekeepers, delivery drivers, lifeguards, medical of ce receptionists, temporary of ce support, etc. Questions? Call 54916. 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 VETSÂ’ HALL BARTENDER AND BAR BACK. Call Brianne, 53074 or 52279. AIRSCAN PACIFICAVIATION SAFETY TECHNICIAN. Entry level position assisting in the administration of the aviation safety program, in accordance with Army, FAA and environmental safety and health procedures. Duties include assisting with investigations, safety and health surveys, conducting safety and orientation training for aviation personnel and other duties, as directed by the aviation safety of cial. BachelorÂ’s degree in related eld desired. Note: This position is subject to regular drug and alcohol testing as required by the Department of Transportation and local procedures. E-mail rsum to: No phone calls.AAFES Roi-Namur STORE MANAGER. Apply at

The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 THE FAMILY POOL 3:30-6 p.m., Tuesdays and Saturdays 3:30-5 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays Closed Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays Noon-6 p.m., MondaysLabor Day Holiday (Tuesday) hoursKwajalein Post Of ce is closed Monday — Roi Post Of ce is closed Tuesday. Retail facility hours for Tuesday are: •816 Store, closed • Bakery, 7 a.m.-noon • Beauty salon, closed • Country Club, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. • Laundry, closed • Ocean View Club, 4:30 p.m.2 a.m. • Surfway, 10 a.m.2 p.m. • Roi Gimbel’s, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • Outrigger Bar, 5-11 p.m. Community Services hours: • CRC, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. • Pro Shop, 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. • Hobby Shop, 1-6 p.m. • Library, closed • Small Boat Marina, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. • ARC, noon-10 p.m.24-inch by 54-inch by 1/4 inch plexiglass (good for making aquarium top), $3 and toolbox with tray, $5. Call 52609. VARIOUS POTTERY supplies, entire box for $50 or sold individually. Call Rue, 54173 or leave a message. OCEAN REEF Neptune space full-face mask with second stage and DVD, $550. Call Joe, 55959, home, or 52222, work. PLANTS, including orchids. Call 52788. PCS SALE. Men’s scuba gear: large BC, regulator and dive computer, $1,000; TREK 6000 mountain bike (needs work, great frame) can be converted to a Kwaj bike, $200; board games, $5 each; table lamp, $15 and vacuum cleaner (bags included), $15. Call John, 58747. NEW 5.7L 350 marine engine with new intake and carb, still in crate, $3,200 and shing rods, reels and lures. Call Tim, 55364. DEHUMIDIFIER, TWO-GALLON, $25 and four metal folding chairs, $20. Call 52262. GOLF CLUBS with Bazooka titanium driver, $120; 4-foot by 1-foot mirror, $5; Gateway computer with CD burner, two speakers and subwoofer, $100; men’s rollerblades, size 10, $10 and Martin lures and gaffs. Call Jason, 51567. SONY TRINITRON 27-inch TV with remote, $300. Call 52642 and leave a message. GIRLS’ HEELYS shoes, size six, white with pink accents, worn three times, paid $40, will sell for $30. Call 50165. HITACHI TELEVISION, 32-inch, with remote, excellent condition, $150; Phillips DVD player with remote, two months old, $30 and Gold Penn International 80TW reel with Penn Tuna Rod, bent butt, used but works ne, $250. Call 53634, after 5 p.m. WOODEN BABY crib, $25; Hitachi bread maker with instructions and recipe book, $15; Weber charcoal grill and cover, $20 and Ocean Wonders crib aquarium, $10. Call 59154. MANGO, 19-foot Cape Dory Typhoon, excellent shape, includes cradle, mooring and 20-foot container set up for workshop, $6,000. Call 54523 and leave a message. DAKINE SURFBOARD bag, two, $25; surf leashes 6-foot and 7-foot, $15 each and Dakine rash guards, short sleeve, mens extra-large, $20 Call Toni, 52813. ETHAN ALLEN COUCH, loveseat,Ottoman, $1,000 or best offer; DVDs, $5 each; Terk TV antenna, with bracket and cables, $45; Sharp 23-inch LCD HDTV at panel ,like new, $250; computer desk with shelves, $40; Brother fax machine NIB, $50 and underwater camera with closeup lter, $75. Call 54106. PLANTS, $1-20, willing to accept offers for multiple plants, see at Trailer 710. Call 58823, home, or 55379, work. COMMUNITY NOTICESSURFWAY WILL continue extended hours while the AAFES Shoppette is setting up chill and freeze units. REGISTRATION FOR CUB SCOUTS will take place at 4-6 p.m., Monday, at Emon Beach. All boys and their parents in Grades one to ve are welcome to come and register for the 2008-2009 Scout year. A fun shing activity is planned as well as a uniform swap table. If you have any outgrown uniforms, bring them down to swap. All items left over will be donated to the Scout program on Majuro. Adult volunteers are especially needed and welcome. Questions? Call Corey and Dayna Wiley at 52885.START SMART basketball registration for ages 3-5 and kindergarten through Grade six is through Wednesday. Register at Central Registration. The six-week program starts Sept. 17. Questions? Call 53796. THE FAMILY POOL will be closed Wednesday for paint touch-up. SCHOOL PHOTOS WILL be taken as follows: High school on Thursday; kindergarten to Grade 2, Sept. 5, elementary Grades 3-6 on Sept. 6. All class photos will be taken on Sept. 11. A school photo yer will be sent home in the mail. Questions? Call 52011. BEGINNING BAND instrument rental meetings will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, in the elementary room. This is the time to sign up your fth grade child for band and to get an instrument. BINGO NIGHT is Thursday at the Paci c Club. Card sales at 5:30 p.m. Play at 6:30 p.m. Must be 21 to enter and play. Bring ID. THE OPTOMETRIST will be on island Sept. 5-16. Patients are responsible for ling their own insurance claims. Be ready to pay at time of service. For appointments, call 52223 or 52224. SEPTEMBER OPEN RECREATION events for CYSregistered youth in Grades K-6 are as follows: 6-10 p.m., Sept. 6, Girl’s Night, registration deadline is Thursday and 6-10 p.m., Sept. 20, Boys’ Night, registration deadline is Sept 18. These activities are open to CYS-registered youth. It’s not necessary to be in School-Age Services to attend. For more information and to register, go to CYC Central Registration or call Susannah, 51722, or e-mail: THE ISLAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL-sponsored ‘Hang Time’ will be 6:30-8 p.m., Sept. 8, at Emon Beach. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. No alcohol. THE KWAJALEIN COMMUNITY BAND will begin rehearsals for the 2008-2009 concert season, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Sept. 9, in the high school music room. Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays, September through May. The ensemble is primarily an adult organization, supplemented by select members of the high school band program as necessary to balance the instrumentation. Adult band members are welcome and needed in all sections, especially clarinet, horn, drums and tuba. The band, now in its twenty-second season, will perform a program of Christmas carols in December, and concerts in February and May. A limited number of school-owned instruments are available for loan to the band members. For more information, contact the director, Dick Shields, home phone, 51684, or at the high school, 52011, or NEXT MOBILE KITCHEN event is Spanish Night on Sept. 13. For payment, see Maria in the Retail Of ce in Building 805 nex to Bowling Center. THE NEXT boating orientation class is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 10-11, in Corlett Recreation Center Room 1. Cost is $30, payable in advance at Small Boat Marina. Questions? Call 53643. MAMMOGRAPHY SERVICES will no longer be available after Oct. 1. The hospital will inform residents when service resumes. Questions? Call 53522. COMMUNITY BANK apologizes to the community for the ATMs being down earlier in the week.15 Effective Monday, of cial (company) mail will be handled in the following manner: Individual mail lock boxes will no longer be assigned to companies/organizations; use of P.O. Box numbers will be discontinued Of cial mail must be addressed to the company or organization and not to an individual. See samples below: Kwajalein Range Services (KRS) ATTN: Finance APO AP 96555 HQ, USAKA Command ATTN: Community Activities (John Doe) APO AP 96555


Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday 6:29a.m./7:03 p.m. 5:48 a.m./6:27 p.m. 3:51 a.m., 4.7’ 10:13 a.m., 0.8’ 4:15 p.m., 4.0’ 10:10 p.m., 0.6’ Sunday 6:29 a.m./7:02 p.m. 6:40 a.m./7:10 p.m 4:24 a.m., 4.9’ 10:42 a.m., 0.9’ 4:45 p.m., 4.3’ 10:44p.m., 0.7’ Monday 6:29 a.m./7:02 p.m. 7:30 a.m./7:51 p.m. 4:55 a.m., 4.9’ 11:08 a.m., 0.8’ 5:13 p.m., 4.4’ 11:15 p.m., 07’ Tuesday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 8:19 a.m./8:31 p.m. 5:23 a.m., 4.7’ 11:34 a.m., 0.8’ 5:41 p.m., 4.7’ 11:45 p.m., 0.5’ Wednesday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 9:06 a.m./9:11 p.m. 5:50 a.m., 4.3’ 11:57 a.m., 0.5’ 6:07 p.m., 4.3’ Thursday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 9:54 a.m./9:53 p.m. 6:15 a.m., 3.9’ 12:14 a.m., 0.3’ 6:33 p.m., 4.1’ 12:19 p.m., 0.3’ Sept. 5 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 10:44 a.m./10:37 p.m. 6:38 a.m., 3.4’ 12:43 a.m., 0.1’ 6:59 p.m., 3.7’ 12:39 p.m., 0.1’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSaturday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 8-14 knots. Sunday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 6-12 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 5-10 knots. Tuesday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 5-10 knots. Wednesday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 7-11 knots. Thursday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: NE-E at 8-14 knots. Aug. 29: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: NE-E at 8-14 knots. Annual total: 50.79 inches Annual deviation: -6.64 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Sun  Moon  Tides Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low Tide ‘Splash for Trash’ scheduled for Sept. 21Hourglass reportsSplash for trash with Kwajalein Scuba Club on International Cleanup Day from noon-5 p.m., Sept. 21. Divers and volunteers are needed to help remove underwater and shoreline debris and collect data from Emon Beach, the boating area of the lagoon and reef and the shoreline surrounding Kwajalein. Scuba ‘dive and dine’ for all participants after the cleanup. This is in partnership with the Project AWARE Foundation, who coordinates cleanup activities across the globe. Divers are the guardians of our underwater environments-they often see the negative effects marine debris has on delicate ecosystems rsthand. This event is the largest single day volunteer event on behalf of our underworld environment. Literally thousands of volunteers participate across the globe. It’s an extraordinary example of how people are working together to take action. Divers and shoreline volunteers of all ages can participate. Bring your friends and family to help make clean waters a reality. To volunteer contact Carrie West, 54492, or Kim Morris, 53680. There will be a sign up sheet at the next scuba club meeting. Get ready to jump into your wetsuit, pull on your gloves and make a splash for trash. More details will be coming soon. 16 SURFWAY HOURS OF OPERATION WILL CHANGE SEPT. 7. THE NEW HOURS ARE: •11 A.M.-6:30 P.M., TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY • 1-5 P.M., SUNDAYS • 10 A.M.5 P.M., MONDAYS HOURS FOR LABOR DAY (TUESDAY) ARE 10 A.M.-2 P.M.