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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 C h i l d r e n e n j o y t h e a n n u a l S h a v i n g C r e a m S o c i a l a t ‘ R i c h R a v i n e ’ S a t u r d a y a f t e r n o o n Children enjoy the annual Shaving Cream Social at ‘Rich Ravine’ Saturday afternoon. F o r m o r e c o v e r a g e o n t h e S o c i a l a n d t h e C o s t u m e C a r n i v a l s e e P a g e 6 For more coverage on the Social and the Costume Carnival, see Page 6. ( P h o t o b y D a n A d l e r ) (Photo by Dan Adler)


Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass In just four days, this seemingly never-ending presidential campaign will actually come to a conclusion. Throughout the past several months, there’s been spin, distortions and at-out lies. There’s been the left-leaning talk shows and the right-leaning talk shows, and the rancor and divisiveness has been worse than ever. We’ve seen just how uninformed some Americans can be and we’ve seen just how downright ignorant others are. It scares me that those people will actually be voting. I can only hope they’ll get lost on the way to the voting booth. Well, it might happen. Through all this I’ve really missed a man. I know that somewhere in heaven, Tim Russert is asking the 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:1,200 E-mail: Of cer......Col. Frederick ClarkePublic Affairs Of cer ...........Vanessa K. PeedenMedia Manager...............................Dan AdlerThanks for the kind deed commentary lETTER TO THE EDITOR Where is he when we really need him? 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 Affair Of cer,Vanessa Peeden, at, “You couldn’t have waited until after the election?” I think Russert is the only man who could have cut through the spin and mud-slinging to get to the truth about both candidates. Do you think Russert would have ever stopped until he got an interview with whoever he wanted to put questions to? I think not. Americans these days are very unfortunate, especially those who are too young to have seen the likes of Walter Cronkite and David Brinkley. When those men told you something on the news, you could just about take it to the bank. When TV ‘journalists’ tell you something these days, I think you can take it to the outhouse, because that’s where most of what they say belongs. I’ve missed Russert’s insight into politics during this campaign. He had a knack for knowing how things were really going behind all the spin. I miss Tim Russert and I think America is very unlucky not to have had him here to guide us along. THUMBS UPTo the members of the Keystone Club and the Torch Club who helped with the Costume Party on Monday and built the haunted house at the Youth Center. It looked great and the children really enjoyed it, especially the haunted house, judging by all the screaming that was coming from inside. The members of the Keystone Club are: Monica Peters, Michael Hillman, CC Brady, Chris Horner, Chi Chi Kemem, Lexi Yuravchak, Dane Bishop, Melissa Peacock, Melissa Schilling, Justin Furgeson, Mamo Wase, Aaron Mathieson, Devin Vinulan, Tyler Stepchew and Leroy Denham. The Members of the Torch Club are: Kori Dowell, Mary McPhatter, Mary Doerries, Shannon Wilkinson, Renu Nonthra, Damien Lemari, JJ Wase and Annie Hepler. Thanks to all of you.On the day of its opening, I stopped at the AAFES store after work and left my hardcover book unprotected in my bike basket. While I was blithely shopping, it rained more than somewhat. When I left the store I noticed I had left my book out and knew it was ruined, but to my surprise I found that someone had wrapped it in a plastic bag, and it was unharmed. It takes a special person to be that thoughtful. Whoever you are, thanks. — Rich Hubshman


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 3See TEENS, Page 12Commander holds Teen Town Hall Oct. 24 By Dan AdlerMedia ManagerCol. Frederick Clarke, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Commander, accompanied by Sgt. Maj. Patrick Kutac, held a town hall meeting with students at Kwajalein Junior/Senior High School Oct. 24. As in the past, no teachers or school of cials were present at the meeting so that the students would feel they could talk freely. The commander opened the meeting by introducing himself to the students and giving them some of his background. He told the students he had grown up in Puerto Rico on the Island of San Juan. He lived there for his rst seven years, then moved to Central America for two years living in El Salvador. When he was nine, he moved to Chicago. That was when he learned to speak English. Prior to that, Spanish was his rst language. At age 13, he went to a military boarding school and attended college at the Citadel in South Carolina. He joined the Army, and most of his career to date had been spent in Europe. He was also a commander on the Big Island in Hawaii. Savannah, Ga. was also home for a few years. After he nished the Army War College, he was assigned to Kwajalein. “They were either going to send me here or to Ft. Bliss in Texas,” he said. “I think I’m pretty fortunate I ended up here. It looks like a great place to live and grow up.” Clarke told the students he had received questions they had submitted prior to the meeting and that he would address them all. “I had a town hall meeting with your parents,” he told the students. “They hit me with their best shot and I want you to know there’s no question that’s out of bounds.” Clarke said the question of most concern he had gotten was about the new 10 p.m. curfew on school nights. He related that he when he went back to Hawaii and to the states recently, he checked at other military bases and not only was the 10 p.m. curfew the norm, on some installations, it’s even earlier. He stressed there isn’t a U.S. military installation in the world that doesn’t have a curfew for students on school nights. Among the reasons for a curfew, according to the commander, were security and access control issues. “Having people wandering around after 10 p.m. when everything is closed creates security concerns, and on top of that, we had some break-ins going on and I had to take some action,” he said. Clarke told the students he feels the curfew is fair and that their main concern should be to study and do well in school. If they have school the next day, there’s no reason they should be out so late. He explained that even if a teen reached the age of 18, but was still in high school, that he or she was considered a minor and fell under the 10 p.m. curfew. “I know some of you seniors are 17 and some of you are 18 and that was the only way to make it equitable,” Clarke said. He explained that the curfew also applied to teens being homeschooled and that any minor, regardless of how they are schooled, was under the curfew. The commander stressed the most important concern to him was keeping everyone in the community safe, and the curfew was in keeping with that objective. When a teen asked what the penalty would be for staying out after curfew, Kutac said that Kwajalein Police Department would take a teen home and issue a citation to the parents. Clarke said the curfew did not apply during holidays when there was no school or during the summer. The curfew would then be midnight as it has been in the past. He told the teens that he expected them to do the right thing just as they expected him to do the right thing. He further said that he wanted to be able to trust them just as they wanted to trust him. “I’ve only been here for three months and I don’t pretend to know everything or have all the answers, so it’s important for you to talk to me and let me know what’s bothering you,” Clarke said. “That’s the only way I’ll know and then we can consider how to handle the problem.” Another question submitted prior to the meeting asked if a student could stay on the island after he or she graduated from high school. Clarke said the answer to that was no. The only way someone could stay on the island after graduating from high school would be to get a fulltime contract job that came with housing. Otherwise, he or she would have until Oct. 1 of the year they graduated to leave the island. A question dealt with school closure. Clarke answered that at this time, he did not intend to close the schools or consolidate them. “We have 320 students and that is too many to t into one building,” he said. “Besides, I know from being in Germany what happens when you put high schoolers with second graders and it’s not pretty. It’s not good for the teens and it’s not good for the second graders.” The commander said that if school enrollment fell in the future, the issue may be revisited, but it would be driven by whatever the conditions were at the time. One of the things the commander cautioned students about was use of the Internet. “I already met some of you before I got here,” he said. “I went on You Tube when I was in Germany and put Kwajalein in and I met some of you and saw some of the things you were doing. Remember, if you post something online, anyone can see it.” He said he didn’t mean it as a warning, but just to let them know what can happen when they use the Internet. After Clarke opened the oor to Students question curfew, AAFES, housing, 480 visitors“Having people wandering around after 10 p.m. when everything is closed creates security concerns and on top of that, we had some break-ins going on and I had to take some action.”— Col. Frederick Clarke, USAKA Commander


Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4Marine Department personnel take radar certification course on islandSome captains upgrade their licenses from 100T to 200TArticle and photos by Dan AdlerMedia ManagerCapt. Carl Devoe, USNR (Ret.) was on island last week to teach a U.S. Coast Guard marine radar certi cation course to Marine Department personnel. The course is a contract and U.S. Army requirement for captains on U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll vessels who must have the radar endorsement on their licenses. Devoe owns the Maritime License Center in Hawaii and was engaged by Kwajalein Range Services to teach the course. A former student who works at the Marine Department suggested Devoe when KRS was looking for someone to come to Kwajalein to teach the course. According to Devoe, the captain of any vessel equipped with radar has to have a certi cation and training in its use. “If you are a captain of a shing boat for hire, the boat needs to be radar-equipped and you need to have a certi cation in using radar,” said Devoe. He continued that if a boat is equipped with radar and an accident such as a collision with another boat occurred and the captain did not have a radar endorsement on his license, he would be in serious trouble with the Coast Guard.Devoe’s course is also required for captains wanting to upgrade their licenses. Some of the captains on Kwajalein vessels upgraded from 100T (ton) to 200T (ton). Devoe explained that tonnage is not the weight of the ship, but the cargo carrying capacity of the vessel. Kevin Bowers, who was one of the students in Devoe’s course, has been on Kwajalein for nine years and is an engineer/oiler. He has been on the Anderson the Sorenson and the Double Eagle “Over the years, I decided I wanted to change from being an engineer to being a captain,” he said. “I passed the tests, but I won’t be a captain until all the paper work is led. But I’m soon to be.” He continued, “Radar, navigation plotting rules of the road are all part of the course, but after you’re done with that, there’s a mountain of paperwork to do.” In addition to passing the tests, according to Bowers, documentation on certain items from every vessel he’s ever been on has to be submitted. Some of that documentation has to be veri ed by people who served on the vessels with him. “That can be a problem, since most of the guys that Radar class students: Back row, left to right, Bob Kurtz, Callon Bellu, Kevin Bowers, Roble Red, Amon Mioba and Rob Clayton. Front row, left to right, Amber Monroe-Martin, Brothen Bima and CW3 James Rowell.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 5 were on the vessels I’ve been on out here have left. But I guess they can be tracked down in this modern age of computers,” he said. One of many requirements for anyone wanting to be a captain is having certi cation in STCW (Standards of Training Certi cation and Watch Keeping for Seafaring). Bowers said Devoe’s school in Hawaii is nice for lifeboat training because, “They actually have a davit set up so each person takes turns shifting position and if you are in command, you tell the other individuals what to do to launch a lifeboat down to the water just as if you were on a large ship.” Requirements to be a captain also include basic re ghting, lifeboat training, life raft training, CPR/ rst aid and advanced re ghting. Bowers said that not only captains have to be trained in such things as re ghting, but almost anyone does just to be involved in the marine industry anymore. “That relates back to the USS Forrestal incident when the re ghting crews were all killed by a bomb explosion on deck and other crewmen who tried to ght the res didn’t know what they were doing and made the situation worse,” Bowers said. The Forrestal was a U.S. Navy aircaft carrier on which a bomb detonated on deck igniting aviation fuel which spread down below decks. A camera caught the rst and second re ghting teams being killed by another bomb explosion and the ensuing confusion among the rest of the crew who tried to ght the res. Bob Kurtz, a Marine Department LCM captain, said that since that incident, all crewmen on any U.S. vessel operating in international waters must have re ghting training. Kurtz also took the radar course and able-bodied seaman course from Devoe to upgrade his 100T license to a 200T license. “I really want a 500T license, so I’ll go back to Hono and get that,” he said. Kurtz and Bowers both credited Devoe with being a very good teacher. “He’s a good man and an excellent teacher,” said Kurtz. The course was grueling for the personnel who took it. They were in class for 12 hours a day for 14 straight days. “Then you had to go home and study two or three hours each night,” said Bowers. “The same course if you were in Hawaii, is spread over a two-month period. You would have more time to absorb the knowledge, but here we had to do it all in just that 14 days.” Bowers also said some of the others in the class who were more experienced helped those who were starting out and that made a big difference. Fortunately, the students didn’t have to work as well as take the course. “My day starts at 4 a.m.,” said Kurtz. “I would have been going from 4 a.m. until 10 p.m. at night and then two hours of homework. That wouldn’t leave too much time for sleep.”Marine personnel who took the course included Callon E. Bellu, Kevin Bowers, Bima Brothen, Alan Christ, Robert Clayton, Robert Kurtz, Amon Mioba, Amber Monroe-Martin, William Pruitt, Roble Red and Kevin Young. The course was also attended by CW3 James Rowell. Captains upgrading from 100T to 200T are Bob Kurtz, Keith Brown, Rob Clayton and Tracy Hampton. At this time, the Marine Department has twelve personnel holding captain’s licenses. That includes the captains of the Worthy the catamarans, the Mystic, the Great Bridge, the two LCMs and the Patriot. Keith Brown demonstrates the radar on a catamaran.Upgrading their licenses are: Back row, left to right, Rob Clayton, Kevin Bowers and Bob Kurtz. Front row, left to right, Amber Monroe-Martin, Keith Brown and CW3 James Rowell.


Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6Shaving Cream Social kicks off Halloween They can run but they can’t hide as children look for victims at the Shaving Cream Social.Article and photos by Dan AdlerMedia ManagerMirth, merriment and mayhem were the order of the day as victims were stalked and ‘creamed’ at the Shaving Cream Social Saturday afternoon. The annual Kwajalein tradition marks the beginning of Halloween festivities on island. In years past, the Social used to be held at the family pool. The pool would be drained and the children would cover each other with shave cream inside the pool. But the expense of cleaning the pool afterwards proved costly and after a hard rain when the ‘Rich Ravine’ ooded, someone had the idea of holding the Social there and there it’s been for about ve years now. When Mother Nature doesn’t co-Children get harder to identify as more and more shaving cream is applied.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 7operate with enough rain to ll the ‘pit’ with water, the Water Department takes over and lls the ravine with re hoses donated by the Fire Department. The fun is divided into age groups from infant to 5 years and Grades K-6. Goggles are required for safety and only ‘regular’ shaving cream is allowed. The party lasted from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.Resident Cheri Malloy, who was at the Social with son Connor said,” “This is amazing. It started a just a crazy idea because it rained too much one time. And now, it’s just taken over. I mean, look at it.”Community Activities prepared for the Social by having 300 cans of shaving cream on hand for the event. Of those, 250 were used. High school volunteers acted as lifeguards to ensure there was no ‘horseplay’ and that children were not hurt during the fun. Jacob Janikowski shows his new ‘mohawk’ hair style to lifeguard Carrie West. Parents aren’t safe from the mayhem as Darin Warren nds out. It’s a real shootout at the Rich Ravine. Dozens of children came out to have a good time being ‘creamed.’


Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8 Tin Man Nakai Chavana and sister ‘Dorothy,’ aka Alakai, aren’t in Kansas anymore. Little witch Katalla DeVille and Queen Graeson Cossey get ready for the costume parade.Witches, princesses, and haunted house take Article and photos by Dan AdlerMedia ManagerSpooky noises, creepy music and lots of laughter lled the Youth Center Monday as young and young-atheart enjoyed the costume party and haunted house Monday. Members of the Kwajalein High School Keystone Club and Torch Club, which are part of the Boys and Girls Club o f America, spent hours covering the center with Halloween-Mother ‘kangaroo’ Amy Daniels holds baby Marcy in her ‘pouch.’


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 9 Vampiress Aubrey Sandborn mingles in the crowd.vampires, ghosts, over Youth Center The Three Blind Mice, aka Matai, Makoa and Maliana McCollum.themed decorations and building a haunted house. They also acted as helpers for children at the party. In addition to building the haunted house, members of the clubs also played ghosts and ghouls to scare those who dared enter. The festivities included cookies, lollipops, painting, a pumpkin walk and a costume parade. Guests included the Tin Man and Dorothy, Superman, Wonder Woman, Harry Potter, the Three Blind Mice, Southern Belles, kangaroos and more. Princess Abbie Warren and Southern Belle Kendall Warren make their grand entrance.Kathleen OÂ’Rourke shows off a mop of orange hair. Elias Peterson wears his bumblebee out t.


Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10WorldTeach teacher doing Article and photos by Vanessa K. PeedenUSAKA Public Affairs Of cerAt rst glance, Nicholas Corn eld looks like a throw back to the hippie days of the sixties and seventies. His beard, macram’ friendship bracelets, pink bandana around his scraggly hair, and black bota bag on his chest all suggest he doesn’t care much what people think of him. Nick’s eyes crinkle around the edges as he talks and one gets the impression they are speaking with an older, wiser man. In reality Nick is a 23-year-old from Detroit, Mich. who has come to Enniburr as a WorldTeach teacher for the 2008-2009 school year. Nick has found his niche on Enniburr and the people there are quite happy with his services. Corn eld comes from a family who understands travel and cultural diversity. When he was ten years old his parents, Lisa and Robert Corn eld, adopted ve sisters from Romania. Corn eld graduated with a bachelor’s of arts in political science from Oakland University in Michigan. When asked what his parents thought about him moving 6,600 miles away and living on Enniburr, Corn eld said “My dad is very proud of me, but mom is worried sick because I’m so far away. I try to email as often as I can and also write them letters.” He started looking at graduate schools but decided he didn’t really know what he wanted to do. A college professor said he should go and do something like volunteer for an organization or go around the world because he was only young once. He looked at the Peace Corps, Greenpeace and WorldTeach, a program at Harvard University’s Center for International Development. His experience of teaching English, a subject he loves, was what enticed him to WorldTeach. Corn eld worked at a Chinese restaurant in high school and had tutored the owner’s and other employees’ children in English. He really enjoyed it and one of his students passed their ACT test and is now a student at Oakland University. Corn eld originally applied to teach in Kenya, but Nicholas Corn eld and his students at Enniburr School share a laugh while singing. Nick Corn eld listens to a student’s answer.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 11 world of good on EnniburrSee TEACHER Page 13 Nicholas Corn eld teaches a class on Enniburr.that project was cancelled due to the recent unrest. He looked at the other countries offering the program and chose the Republic of the Marshall Islands because it was foreign and yet familiar. He researched the RMI and gured the political ties with the United States would make it a more familiar place to stay. The idea of tropical islands and beach life didn’t hurt in his decision making either. The government of the Marshall Islands sponsors fully-funded positions to teach English in their primary, middle, and secondary schools. Volunteers put up a $1,500 deposit which is refunded upon completion of the program. Volunteers receive round-trip international airfare, health insurance, and meals and housing during their month-long in-country orientation on Majuro. During the program, the volunteers receive a stipend of approximately $150 a month and their host families receive $150 a month for room and board. Volunteers sign on to teach for one academic year at their assigned school. The volunteers also attend a service conference with all the other RMI WorldTeach teachers in December in Majuro. Corn eld is the rst WorldTeach teacher for Enniburr Elementary School. The island did get another volunteer in 2005, but that person only stayed two days and left. Corn eld has a room with his host family, Jidik and Jumea Abraham on Enniburr. He is also sponsored and assisted by the Enniburr Children’s Christmas Fund (ECCF) on Roi-Namur in getting things to help him in the classroom. The ECCF just purchased a HAM radio and a solar panel for Corn eld so that he can communicate with other WorldTeach teachers in the Central Paci c to exchange various teaching ideas for the classroom. Neil Schwanitz was able to help assemble an antenna for the system. Corn eld says, “I would like to thank Joe Coleman [ECCF president] for all


Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass12questions, a student said that many teens did their homework and then went out with friends around 9 p.m. and if they had to be in by 10 p.m. there wasn’t enough time to do that.The commander again stressed that he thought students should not be out after 10 p.m. on a school night. He also pointed out that Kwajalein is above all a military installation, and as such, security concerns and regulations have to be above everything else. He said that if a teen wanted to stay at a friend’s house past the curfew and then go home, it would be allowed as long as the parent(s) escorted him or her home.Another question was whether a Junior Reserve Officer Training Course could be brought to Kwajalein even if there was not the minimal number of students here. The colonel answered that it had not come up before and that he would look into it. Another student said he was interested in joining the service after graduation and wondered if he could be recruited on island or whether he would have to go to the states. Kutac answered that recruiters come to the island, but he could not say for sure which branch of the military they might be from. He said he invites all of the services, but not all may come. He also advised the student to see the school counselor and to let him know exactly what he was interested in. A Ri-Katak student said he and others were experiencing ‘hassles’ at the Dock Security Checkpoint when coming on island for school activities that they hadn’t experienced before. Clarke said that some security and access control measures had been strengthened, but he would look into the matter. Another teen wanted to know why 480 visitors could not shop at the retail stores. Clarke explained that no military installation allows visitors to shop because the stores are meant to be only for those assigned to the installation. He also said that if 480 visitors were allowed to shop, it might mean there wouldn’t be enough in the stores for the people who lived on-island and that hoarding may become more severe if that happened. A question was asked about CBadge workers and why they didn’t have more privileges. The commander said that in other places he had been, some foreign nationals worked on the installations, but did not have privileges because those privileges were meant only for the military and civilian personnel assigned to that installation. He said the same thing applied here, but the C-Badge workers are allowed to use the Food Court and the Shoppette. When talking about shopping on island, Clarke told the students to be careful with their badges and not to lose them as it created security problems for the command. He asked them to report a lost badge. One teen asked if there were age restrictions on Trick or Treating. Kutac answered that for children coming from Ebeye, the maximum age is 12. For children living on Kwajalein, there is no age limit. Clarke was asked if AAFES was going to take over Surfway. He said he had tried to get that done, but there has to be a minimum of 100 military personnel and there are only 13 Soldiers on Kwajalein. One student wanted to know if driving tests could be given here. “I’d have to start a driving school in a place where there’s no cars,” Clarke joked. “In Germany, you couldn’t drive until you were 18. So some parents sent their teens back to the states so they could get a driver’s license.” Some of the teens complained that the video selection at the Shoppette wasn’t very big and Clarke said he would look into it. (Note) AAFES will also carry videos in the new Pxtra store when it opens, creating a larger selection. He also encouraged the teens to write down what they wanted from AAFES and give it to them. A student wanted to know if new housing was going to be torn down. “I think you and I will be gone long before those houses are torn down,” Clarke said. “I think they’ll be here for at least two or ve years.”Some students complained that in order to rent videos at AAFES, they had to give their Social Security numbers and they didn’t think that was a good idea. Clarke said that he would check into it. (Note) After checking with AAFES, it is their policy to get SS numbers because videos are rented on credit. SS numbers are not shared or accessible via the Internet.A teen asked if Kwajalein was going to get high-speed Internet in the next year.Clarke answered, “In about two years, we’re supposed to connect to Guam with the Kwajalein Cabling System. That will be a ber optic connection. Once that is done, we will have a lot more Internet capability. He added that AAFES is looking at ways to bring the ber to Kwajalein sooner than two years. “This is not the rst time someone has come up with an idea to get highspeed Internet” said Clarke, “The one we have now is free and it doesn’t work too well. That’s what you get for free. Plans to have high-speed Internet come with bills.” He said he didn’t know what would happen when he asked the community if they wanted to pay for a better service. He said he didn’t know if it was possible at this time. The commander concluded the meeting saying he wanted the teens to be as unrestricted as possible in line with community safety and concerns. He thanked the teens for attending and for their questions.TEENS from Page 3 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.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Oct. 31, 200813TEACHER from Page 11 See TEACHER Page 20the support he and the ECCF have offered me and the children of Enniburr. The ECCF has been the backbone of the school from donating school supplies to backpacks and toys. The amount of support I have heard about and seen already in my short time here is nothing short of amazing. Shirley Simon [ECCF vicepresident] at entry/exit has also been fantastic with getting supplies to and from the island.” Corn eld started on Enniburr August 26th and will stay there until late May. According to the Ministry of Education, Enniburr Elementary School has tested 75th out of the 75 tested islands. Like most RMI schools, there is only one teacher per grade. There was not enough room for all the students to have their own classroom for the entire day; thus, the day was split in two with children only getting four hours of daily instruction. Corn eld opted to change the system. All grades now attend school from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the grades are grouped (1st/2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th/6th, and 7th/8th). Students also change instructors throughout the day in one-hour segments. Corn eld is the sole English language teacher. Enniburr has four other teachers, each teaching only one subject area: math, science/health, social studies, and Marshallese language. Enniburr has 160 students registered for elementary school. The largest class is 45 students and the smallest one is 22. Anyone wanting to attend high school must be sponsored on one of the other islands which offer high school. Corn eld has also established stricter attendance policies for students and teachers. “Attendance is the biggest problem for teachers and students. Previously there was no retribution or consequence if you didn’t come to school, now there is. I’m also in charge of the log sheets for teachers so I know when they’re here and when they’re not” said Corn eld. On the day the author was there a teacher didn’t show because she went to Roi-Namur to do her laundry. A typical week for Enniburr students in Corn eld’s classroom includes three days of reading and oral practice of English language and two days of writing. Corn eld uses a seating chart to learn names and keep roll in class. Every day he warms up his classes with some oral questions and answers in Marshallese and English. Questions Corn eld asked included “My name is? How are you? How old are you? What is today?” This simple exercise has helped Corn eld learn quite a bit of Marshallese in the short time he’s been there and the children enjoy the activity. During this oral activity, Corn eld continues to raise his voice as the children answer questions in unison and the children raise their voices. Culturally, this is an unusual thing because most Marshallese children are shy and quiet around adults. The shyness of speaking as an indiBy Cassie RublyThe Kwajalein school system is accredited through the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI). NCA CASI has uni ed with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement and the National Study of School Evaluation to create AdvancED, the largest education network in the world. This network provides the Kwajalein school system with services and resources related to accreditation, research, and school improvement. Through AdvancED, the Kwajalein school system utilizes the Breakthrough School Improvement model to maintain accreditation with NCA CASI. This model is a systemic, continuous process that produces higher levels of student performance as a result of the focused and aligned interaction of school systems such as curriculum, instruction, assessment, and staff development. There are four elements to the Breakthrough school improvement process: • The creation of a shared vision through the identi cation of student expectations. • The development of a profile documenting current demographic data. • The design of an improvement plan based on assessment data. • The evaluation of results as documented by student performance. Currently, the Kwajalein school system has created our shared vision and updated our school pro le. We are in the process of developing our school improvement goal which will be incorporated into our School Improvement Plan (S.I.P.). If you are interested in participating in the development of the schoolwide goal, attend the Parent-Teacher Conference Night at 5 p.m., Nov.7, in the Coconut Room at the elementary school or at 6:45 p.m., in the high school library. The proposed goal will be discussed and your input is needed. School improvement needs parent participation All community members interested in the continued excellence of the Kwajalein schools are encouraged to attend. If you are unable to attend the meeting, there are several other ways to become more involved in the school improvement process including: • Attend monthly School Advisory Council and Parent Teacher Organization meetings to learn more about the S.I.P. and provide feedback to school personnel. • Contact a School Improvement Team member. Call the elementary school at 53601, or the high school at 52011, to receive member names and contact information. • Tune into the Roller and read the Hourglass Important announcements and information will be shared via these communications. • Complete school surveys. Your input helps the schools improve • Check the AdvancED website, or look for S.I.P. updates on our school website,


Friday Oct 31 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 14 Corsair was premier U.S. Navy fighteraircraft of WWII Pacific campaignsA Corsair res rockets at japanese positions on Okinawa.Photo by U.S. National Archives of all time. Initial carrier trials showed that several bugs needed to be worked out and almost all of the early Corsairs were given to the Marine Corps. The Marines ew the F4Us from narrow airstrips on Paci c islands. Thanks to Baa Baa Black Sheep a television series that aired in the mid-1970s, the most well-known of those squadrons was VMF-214, the famed ‘Black Sheep Squadron.’ The U.S. Navy did not fully clear the Corsair for carrier duty until late 1944, but four night ghter Corsairs of VF(N)-101 were among the planes from the USS Enterprise that took part in the assault on Kwajalein Atoll earlier that year. Several Corsair squadrons were assigned to the airbase at RoiNamur after its capture from the Japanese in early February of Editor’ note: This is the fourth installment of a series of articles by Dan Farnham on American World War II aircraft in the ’Aircraft Grave’ of Kwajalein lagoon.Article by Dan FarnhamContributorDesigned in 1938, the Vought F4U-1 ‘Corsair’ would become the greatest carrier ghter of World War II. It would also have the longest production run of any piston-engine ghter in history. The rst Corsair was built in 1940, and by the time the last Corsair came off the production line in December 1952, a total of 12,571 examples of the type had been built. F4U stands for ‘Fighter, 4th in series from Vought Aircraft’, and the ‘U’ was the letter assigned by the Navy to all aircraft built by Vought. The Corsair mounted the largest piston engine ever used on a ghter, and its propeller was also the largest ever mounted on a ghter. Because the Corsair was designed as a carrier-based ghter, the landing gear had to be very strong to withstand the pounding of a carrier deck landing. This created two dilemmas for the designers. One was that shortening the large propeller would waste much of the available horsepower of the big engine, and the other problem was that a longer landing gear would be less sturdy than a shorter one. So Vought engineers came up with the distinctive inverted gullwing design. This ‘bent-wing’ design allowed the huge prop to clear the deck while providing for a short, stout landing gear. The bent-wing design would forever characterize the Corsair, making it one of the most easily recognizable airplanes Marine Corsairs taxi out for a mission from a Paci c island airstrip.Photo courtesy of


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Oct. 31, 200815 1944 and Corsairs would y from Roi until the end of the war in August 1945. The F4Us were tasked with the defense of Kwajalein Atoll and attacking nearby atolls and islands which had been bypassed but still contained Japanese garrisons. They also served as ghter escorts for bombers attacking the same bypassed islands. The Corsair squadrons included VMF-441, VMF-331, VMF-311, and VMF(N)-532, with the latter being equipped for night combat ying. At least one Corsair was among the airplanes dumped in the lagoon after the war was over. In May of 2007, I headed up to Roi with James Polan, Leonard Grandbois, and Dan Bogart for a weekend of diving the plane wrecks near Mellu Island. Our main goal was to nd the wreck of a Corsair that is nose-down in the sand, and which is featured on the cover of the DVD called The Silent Wrecks of Kwajalein Atoll The night before we went diving, I spent some time at the Outrigger Club talking with Greg Howson, who has an intimate knowledge of the layout of the aircraft graveyard, and when I told him that we were going to try and nd the Corsair, he told me exactly where to anchor on the reef and what heading to take from there to the wreck. GregÂ’s information made it easy, and over the following two days we visited the Corsair wreck twice. That Corsair was the one plane in the aircraft graveyard that I wanted to see and photograph the most, because the Corsair has always been my favorite plane. The Corsair is nose-down in 110 feet of water, and to me it is amazing that the plane hasnÂ’t fallen at after 60+ years in that position. The rudder is missing from the tail, as is the main landing gear from the wings. A spare propeller was shoved into the cockpit before the plane was pushed into the water. Parts of the wing and aps were fabric-covered, and the fabric has long since disintegrated, leaving the metal framework exposed. I have no idea which particular squadron this F4U ew with, but one thing is certainthis particular plane undoubtedly contributed to the hard-won ultimate victory against Imperial Japan. Another overhead shot of the F4U wreck. F4U Corsair wreck near Mellu Island. Photo courtesy of James Polan Photo by Dan Farnham


Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 16Nine servicemembers die in War on TerrorDignitaries travel to Ebeye for generator blessingArticle and photo by Dan AdlerMedia ManagerCol. Frederick Clarke, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Commander, Mike Sakaio of the USAKA Host Nation Of ce, Jelton Anjain, RMI Representative to USAKA, and dignitaries from the U.S. Embassy in Majuro and the Republic of the Marshall Islands traveled to Ebeye Wednesday for the dedication and blessing of two new generators. The dignitaries included Douglas Morris, Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy; Jurelang Zedkaia, Speaker of the Nitijela; Minister Kejo Bien, Ministry of Public Works; Jeban Riklon, Kwajalein Atoll Senator; Casten Nembra, Chief Secretary; Fred Pedro, Deputy Chief Secretary; Bernard Adiniwin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Billy Roberts, General Manager of Majuro Energy Company. The new generators replaced the four generators shipped to Ebeye from USAKA when Ebeye lost all power two months ago when the old generators failed and stopped working completely. “We rounded up four generators to send over there,” said Dave Norwood, Kwajalein Range Services President. “That made a total of seven generators from USAKA on Ebeye. Three had been there for years.” He continued, “The two new generators had been Col. Frederick Clarke speaks to a plant worker while inspecting the new generators.See GENERATORS, next pageLance Cpl. Stacy A. Dryden 22, of North Canton, Ohio, died Oct. 19 from injuries sustained in a nonhostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq. She was assigned to 1st Supply Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Spc. Deon L. Taylor 30, of Bronx, N.Y., died Oct. 22 in Bela Beluk, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, Syracuse, N.Y. Cpl. Adrian Robles 21, of Scottsbluff, Neb., died Oct. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Lance Cpl. San Sim 23, of Santa Ana, Calif., died Oct. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Staff Sgt. Brian P. Hause 29, of Stoystown, Pa., died Oct. 23 of non-combat related medical causes at Balad Air Base, Iraq. He was assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Pfc. Cody J. Eggleston 21, of Eugene, Ore., died Oct. 24 at the National in Bethesda, Maryland, of wounds suffered on October 16 in Baqubah, Iraq, when he received indirect re. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. 1st Lt. Trevor J. Yurista 32, of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., died Oct. 27 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Two Soldiers died Oct. 27 in Baghlan, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when a suicide bomber detonated explosives as they were preparing to enter a building. Killed were: Sgt. Nicholas A. Casey 22, of Canton, Ohio, who was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forc es Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. and Sgt. Kevin D. Grieco 35, of Bartlett, Ill., who was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery, Illinois Army National Guard, Sycamore, Ill.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 Range operation scheduled for WednesdayA range operation is scheduled for Wednesday. Backup dates are Nov. 6 and 7. Caution times are 7: 01 p.m. through 3:28 a.m. in conjunction with this operation. During this time, a caution area will extend into the open ocean east and west 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, Range Safety Of cer, 51910.Juon ien kokemelmol missile enaj koman ilo ran in Wednesday November 5, 2008. Awa ko rekauwotota ej 7:01 jota lok nan 3:28 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 November 5, 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 5-1910. Broad ocean area caution Mid-atoll corridor caution area17ordered by the RMI months ago but in the meantime, the old generators failed. They were totally without power when that happened. The four generators we took over were so they could run their reverse osmosis plant to get fresh water. One was on the water system and two were on the sewage system pumps so they wouldn’t back up and possibly cause disease. Norwood added, “We identi ed critical infrastructure that needed to keep operating for health and welfare. Altogether, they ran off of our generators for about two months until the new ones came in and were installed about a month ago” The two new generators in the Ebeye Power Plant are capable of putting out the same amount or more of electrical power of the seven generators from USAKA. After the new generators were installed, USAKA recovered four of the seven borrowed generators. At the blessing ceremony, opening remarks and welcomes were given by Wesley D. Lemari, Minister Kejo Bien and Mayor Johnny Lemari. The blessing was given by Rev. Lawson Matautu of Ebeye United Church of Christ.GENERATORS from Page 16 Operation Security is everyone’s responsibility Be sure all classi ed documents and of ces containing classi ed materials are secure. Practice good OPSEC. OPSEC is everyone’s responsibility


Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 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. Jewish services Last Friday of the month in the Religious Education Building. Times will vary. Contact the ChaplainÂ’s office, 53505, for more information. HELP WANTED Sunday Kwaj fried chicken Salisbury steak Quiche Lorraine Grill: Brunch station openMonday Breaded pork cutlet Chicken peapod stir-fry Strawberry crepes Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Spaghetti Chicken corn saute Fish and chips Grill: N/A Thursday Meatloaf Breaded chicken strips Veggie stir-fry Grill: Cheese sandwichNov. 7 Three-meat pizza Veggie pizza ChefÂ’s choice Grill: N/ACaf PacificSaturdayKorean beef ribs Thai shrimp pasta Charsiu chickenSundaySwedish meatballs Seared ono Peas in brothMondayMini taco bar Oxtail stew ChefÂ’s choiceTuesdaySwiss steak jardiniere Baked Tuscan chicken Rice and barley casseroleThursdayBreaded pork chops Chicken stew ChefÂ’s choiceWednesdayLondon broil Herb-roast chicken ChefÂ’s choiceTonightBuild-your-own pizza Chicken cacciatore ChefÂ’s choiceSaturday Pot roast Barbecued chicken Beans in broth Grill: Chili dogTuesday Herb-baked chicken Broiled mahi mahi Beef tips in Burgundy Grill: Reuben sandwich Lunch DinnerKRS 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 by the Continental Travel Of ce, the RoiNamur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board and at Human Resources in Building 700. Job Listings for Contract Positions will be available at on the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce and on the Roi-Namur/Post Of ce bulletin board. Full job descriptions and requirements for Contract openings are located online at NEED EXTRA MONEY? KRS employment applications are continually accepted for Casual Positions in the Community Services Departments, Medical Department and the HR Temp Pool. Some of the Casual positions are: Recreation Aides, Medical Of ce, Media Services Specialist, Substitute Teacher, and HR Temp Pool Of ce Support. 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 VETSÂ’ HALL BARTENDER AND BAR BACK. Call Brianne, 53074 or 52279.COMMUNITY BANKTELLER, part-time, 20 hours and CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE, part-time, 25 hours. Submit resum to http://careers.dodcom

The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. TWO TOP-LOADING Rubbermaid yard storage containers, $30 each and Cuisinart food processor with attachments, $45. Call 54613. PS2 SYSTEM, nine games including Guitar Hero I, II, and III two guitars and three controllers, $300; cordless phone/answering machine, $30; 1300-watt microwave $50; large black TV stand with glass shelf, $50, and Sharp 32-inch TV with remote, $250. Some items not available until after Nov. 8. Call Chris, 52250. IKEA COMPUTER desk and chair, great condition, $30; queen-size down comforter, $25 or best offer and Fisher Price play kitchen, $30. Call 52276. MEDELA INSTYLE breast pump, $200; kitchen Island, 150; co-sleeper, $50; infant carrier/car seat, $25;large storage shed, $100; baby rocking cradle, $20; arti cial Christmas tree, 6-feet, with storage bag, $25; dehumidi er (2), $50 each and cat climbing tree,$10. Call 53357.HP PHOTOSMART 7350, includes brand new unopened black ink cartridge and box, 4 x 6 HP photo paper, $50; SkilCraft paper cutter, $4; halogen desk lamp, black, $4; cork tile boards, four 12-inch x 12”-inch tiles and $10 Hoover vacuum cleaner, $25. Call 52113 and leave a messageBOAT, 21-FOOT, bimini top, 225-horsepower outboard, eight-horsepower outboard, 50-gallon fuel tank, radio, safety equipment, trailer, and house. $ 8,500; Crown Line cruiser, 27-feet, 350 Mercury engine, 15horsepower outboard, trailer, house and covered lot, $21,000. and 50-CD player, dual-tape deck, receiver, Bose speakers (901s) and EQ, $700. Call 59662 POWER BUILT GOLF CLUBS with bag, $110.00; 30gallon tall saltwater aquarium with stand and six months supply of food, $150; two Hawaiian slings, $12 each; JBL custom spear gun, $50; Scuba Pro dive mask, $10; microwave, $35, available after Nov. 17 and Sony 20-inch TV, $75, available after Nov 17. Prices are negotiable. Call Joshua Wilburn, 53921 or 51460 WOODEN THREE-PANEL photo screen, holds 15 8 x 10 photos, $75; Kwaj-condition bike, $20; wicker magazine stand, $15; four shelves with brackets, $50 and Rubbermaid bike trailer bed, $125. Call 53627.GIBSON nine-cubic feet, drop-in freezer, 1996 model, copper coils, $150. Call Scott, 51599, after 3:30 p.m. COMMUNITY NOTICESNAMO WETO Youth Center invites all island youth and teens to ‘Go Green,’ an island clean-up day promoting island beauti cation and recycling awareness at 10 a.m., Saturday. MARK YOUR CALENDARS. The Vets’ Hall Halloween Bash will be 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday. Drink specials and costume contest with prizes. DJ Skorpion will provide music. ROCK AND BOWL is 6-8:30 p.m., Saturday, at the Bowling Center. All are invited to enjoy the disco lights and bowl some strikes. The CYS sports program presents a punt, pass and kick event Sunday. Five age groups (8-9,10-11,12-13,14-15,16-18) are eligible to participate in co-ed football skills contests based on distance and accuracy. Only tennis shoes allowed (no cleats). Registration is 8-9 a.m. Football skills clinic is at 8:30 a.m. Punt, pass and kick event starts at 9 a.m. Call 53796 for event info. KWAJALEIN ART GUILD will hold the Holiday Arts and crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday, in the Corlett Recreation Center gym. More than 30 artists, crafters and vendors will offer arts, crafts, services and merchandise from around the world. CHRISTMAS WREATHS. Christmas is coming and so are the wreaths. The Cub Scouts will be selling Christmas wreaths at the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair Monday. The shipment is very limited so the wreaths will be sold on a rstcome basis until they are sold out. The Cub Scouts will deliver the wreaths to your door in early December. Make your home beautiful and support the Cub Scouts by buying a wreath this holiday season. KWAJALEIN SWIM TEAM meet is Monday. Swimmers 13 and over should arrive at 3 p.m. and 9-12 and 8 and under should arrive at 3: 15 p.m. Questions? Call Kat Bass, 58751, or Denise Decoster, 52589. SURFWAY PRODUCT SURVEY is being conducted now thru Tuesday. This survey will assist retail management in determining what products you would like us to carry at Surfway. Survey forms are available at Surfway, Retail Services Of ce next to the Bowling Center or follow this USAKA Web Link h ttp:// retail/survey20081008 Completing this Product Survey gives you a chance at winning a dinner for two at our next Mobile Kitchen event at Emon Beach. THE NEXT BOATING orientation class is 6-8:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, in CRC room 1. Cost is $30 payable in advance at Small Boat Marina. Questions? Call 53643.PARENT/TEACHER conferences for Grades 7-12 will be 2-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 7, in the multi-purpose room. Details will be mailed home. Questions? Call 52011.THE NEXT MOBILE KITCHEN event is Nov. 8 on Emon Beach. Menu to include salmon cakes, garden salad, coconut shrimp, basmati rice, vegetable, lemon dessert, beer and wine. Cost is $30 for meal-card holders and $35 for non meal-card holders. For payment, see Maria Pimenta at the Retail Of ce in Building 805 next 19SURFWAY DELIVERIES Effective SaturdaySurfway Delivery Service will be unavailable from 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. and from 3:20 3:40 p.m. while school is in session. This change is due to safety concerns for the elementary school children going to and from school during this period. to the Bowling Center. IN SUPPORT OF Discover Roi Day, the family pool will be closed Nov. 9 as lifeguards will be needed at Roi beach. Emon Beach will be guarded 11 a.m.6 p.m. PASSENGERS ON THE catamaran to Roi for Discover Roi Day are not allowed to bring alcohol on board. Adult beverages will be sold on Roi. THE CHILD AND YOUTH SERVICES SchoolAge Program will be sending out questionnaires to all families who have utilized our programs and/or services for our upcoming accreditation process. Take a few minutes to complete and return the family questionnaire by dropping it off at the drop box in front of the post of ce or at the Central Registration Of ce, Building 365. Questions? Call 55904. JOIN CAF PACIFIC for Thanksgiving Buffet on Nov. 28th. The menu will include prime rib of beef, Virginia maple smoked ham. steamed crab legs, roast turkey with all the trimmings, cashewencrusted mahi mahi, tortellini with garlic cream sauce and a chilled seafood bar which features jumbo peel-and-eat shrimp, mussels on the half shell, smoked salmon and cajun craw sh.Also being served will be an international cheese bar, assorted salads, fresh fruits and a variety of delicious desserts including assorted cheesecake, pumpkin and pecan pie. Bring the whole family. The hours of operation are as follows: Unaccompanied personnel 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. All other residents 1-6:30 p.m. Adults $24.95 Children under twelve $12.95 Take out meals will not be permitted during the Thanksgiving meal unless an authorized ration request form is submitted in advance. Food Service personnel will prepare take out meals. Menu subject to change due to availability RESIDENTS ARE advised to be aware of falling coconuts. Tree-trimming operations are ongoing in scheduled zones. When trimmers are working in your area, move belongings away from trees to eliminate the possibility of damage. Questions? Call 54989. All veterans living on Kwajalein Atoll: The Hourglass wants to honor your service to our country for Veterans Day. We would like to take your photo and military service information. To make an appointment for your photo, please call 53539 or leave a message.


Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday 6:39a.m./6:47 p.m. 9:01 a.m./8:48 p.m. 5:22 a.m., 3.3’ 11:12 a.m., 0.2’ 5:34 p.m., 4.3’ Sunday 6:39 a.m./6:47 p.m. 9:52 a.m./9:39 p.m 5:50 a.m., 3.0’ 12:01 a.m., 0.1’ 6:03 p.m., 4.0’ 11:38 p.m., 0.1’ Monday 6:39 a.m./6:47 p.m. 10:42 a.m./10:30 p.m. 6:20 a.m., 2.7’ 12:32 a.m., 0.2’ 6:34 p.m., 3.6’ 12:04 p.m., 0.4’ Tuesday 6:39 a.m./6:47 p.m. 11:30 a.m./11:21 p.m. 6:55 a.m., 2.4’ 1:10 a.m., 0.5’ 7:14 p.m., 3.3’ 12:35 p.m., 0.7’ Wednesday 6:39 a.m./6:47 p.m. 12:15 p.m./. 7:47 a.m., 2.1’ 2:02 a.m., 0.9’ 8:13 p.m., 2.9’ 1:17 p.m., 1.1’ Thursday 6:39 a.m./6:47 p.m. 12:58 p.m./12:10 a.m. 9:38 a.m., 2.0’ 3:30 a.m., 1.1’ 9:58 p.m., 2.7’ 2:51 p.m., 1.5’ Nov. 7 6:39 a.m./6:47 p.m. 1:39 p.m./12:59 a.m. 11:55 a.m., 2.2’ 5:25 a.m., 1.0’ 11:46 p.m., 2.9’ 5:24 p.m., 1.4’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSaturday: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: NE-E at 9-14 knots. Sunday: Partly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: NE-E at 12-16 knots. Monday: Cloudy, 60 percent showers. Winds: NE-E at 15-20 knots. Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, 50 percent showers. Winds: NE-E at 14-18 knots. Wednesday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE at 12-16 knots. Thursday: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE-E at 8-12 knots. Nov. 7: Partly sunny, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 9-14 knots. Annual total: 71.75 inches Annual deviation: -9.58 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Sun  Moon  Tides Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low TideTEACHER from Page 13 THE YOKWE YUK Women’s Club invites you to an elegant wine and cheese event featuring a silent auction of unique baskets lled with items not found on Kwaj just in time for Christmas. The event will be 7-9 p.m., Nov. 16, at the multi-purpose room. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased Monday and Nov. 10 at the AAFES porch. Tickets can also be purchased at the Craft Fair Nov. 3. vidual is lost when students get to be multiple voices in unison.Joe Coleman, Roi-Namur KPD lieutenant, said “When I come over to Enniburr, I always say hello to the kids. They used to just look at me and grin and turn their eyes down. Now when I visit the island, I say hello and the kids say ‘Hello, how are you’ back to me. It’s really amazing.” Making things culturally relevant to his students has been a challenge for Corn eld. Corn eld demonstrates phonics and sound blending to introduce the word “cab” to his 3rd grade students. There are no cabs on Enniburr, so he rearranges plastic chairs in the front of the classroom to show four people in a car and tells the students that if they ever visit Majuro they will see cabs. Different students then take turns being cab drivers and passengers, using their English skills to sound the word ‘cab’ and other words as well. It’s an experience that helps cement the word relationship to them. He uses hand gestures and theatrics in the classroom like he’s been teaching for years. Besides trying to make learning culturally relevant, Corn eld has to deal with different nuances than teachers in America. Corn eld has found that he’s allergic to mosquito bites so he has sores covering his ankles and arms. He’s waiting on medicine to come from Majuro. Also, not too many teachers can say that dogs or chickens might be apt to wander into the classroom. The dog has learned to stay out of the way and lies down on the cool cement oor under the desk, while chickens are quickly shooed out of the room. Not many teachers teach in classrooms with a view of the ocean and windows open to allow the ocean air in, or in rooms with no electricity or bathrooms. There is an outdoor privy next door. A great number of students also are barefoot. So there are many cultural differences which make teaching a wonderful opportunity to learn a new culture. The RMI government has provided Moving Into English by Harcourt as their English language books. However, most of these books are too dif cult for the majority of students. Corn eld brought his own complete set of Reading A to Z (700 books). He uses these books to teach from. At the end of the year he plans on donating them to the school. The seventh and eighth grade students are allowed to take the books home and read them over the weekend, then they return to class and read them aloud to the class. Because the changes Corn eld introduced meant that music and art had to be cut out, he tries to add creative things to his classes. The fth and sixth grade class sounded out the words head and face. Corn eld allowed volunteers to go to the chalk board and draw heads and faces. At the end of the exercise he asks for a volunteer to draw him. The volunteer that draws Corn eld’s face and head puts ‘big hair’ on his head and face. Everyone in class laughs, including Corn eld. At the end of the seventh and eighth grade class, Corn eld allows time for two songs. One girl plays a ukulele while Corn eld and the other students sing a song in Marshallese. The children and students are all happy, smiling and singing. Corn eld rings the bell with a hammer to signal another day of school of cially ended. If anyone can help change a child’s life, it’s Nicholas Corn eld. Corn eld looks at the view outside his classroom windows and says, “How many teachers in America have a view like that!” Author’s Note: Nicholas Corn eld won’t be able to afford to go home to Detroit for the holidays. If anyone is interested in sponsoring him for some time between 18 Dec. and 3 Jan. and/or on weekends on Kwajalein or Roi-Namur, please contact Joe Coleman at 56447. 20