The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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The Kwajalein Hourglass A d i v e r l m s o n e o f t h e w r e c k s i n t h e a i r c r a f t g r a v e y a r d A diver lms one of the wrecks in the aircraft graveyard' i n K w a j a l e i n A t o l l l a g o o n F o r P a r t v e o f D a n F a r n h a m s s e r i e s in Kwajalein Atoll lagoon. For Part ve of Dan Farnham's series o n W o r l d W a r I I a i r c r a f t s e e P a g e 4 on World War II aircraft, see Page 4. ( F i l e p h o t o ) (File photo)


Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 2 The Kwajalein Hourglass is named for the insignia of the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division, which liberated the island from the forces of Imperial Japan on Feb. 4, 1944. The Kwajalein Hourglass is an authorized publication for military personnel, federal employees, contractor workers and their families assigned to U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. Contents of The Hourglass are not necessarily T h e K w a j a l e i n H o u r g l a s s The Kwajalein Hourglass of cial views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army or USAKA. It is published Fridays in accordance with Army Regulation 360-1 and using a network printer by Kwajalein Range Services editorial staff. P.O. Box 23, APO AP 96555 Phone: Defense Switching Network 254-3539; Local phone: 53539 Printed circulation:1,500 E-mail: Of cer......Col. Frederick ClarkePublic Affairs Of cer ............Vanessa K.PeedenMedia Manager...............................Dan Adler THUMBS DOWN THUMBS UPTo Thomas Evans for turning in a lost wallet he found while shing at the Shark Pit. To the Roi Rats for doing such a great job with the Discover Roi Day and chili-cookoff. Especially Tony Stephens, Laura Pasqarella-Swain, Joe Coleman,Tim Lykes, and all the guys that did the Roi tours and banana boat rides. It was beautifully done and a great time was had by all. We thank you from Kwaj. To the gentleman who asked the loud, drunk passengers to stop their crude language on the Pvt. Sorenson during the return trip to Kwajalein after the chili cook-off. To Master Sgt. Daniel Perdue and Ed Lyvers for helping our Roi residents with supplies this weekend through our seamless' transition. On behalf of Roi Rats, thank you. To Denise Dorn and the staff for all the help doing last minute projects before I PCS. You guys are great. I wish I had found the Hobby Shop before my last 30 days. Bridget Rankin Emily and Ed Hillman announce the birth of their rst granddaughter, Rebekah Madeline Hillman. She was born on Nov 13, 2008 at 5:06 a.m. and weighed ve pounds, 6.4 ounces and is 18 inches long. Her parents are Nancy and Dan Hillman. Bekah and her parents are doing ne. They live in Yorktown, Va. Rebekah Madeline Hillman Due to the Thanksgiving holiday being observed on Friday, the Hourglass and the TV Guide will be published on Saturday, Nov. 29To whoever stole a white canvas bag with my personal belongings out of my bike by the post of ce. IN MEMORIAMFollowing a ve-year battle with Alzheimer's disease, former USAKA Commander Col. John Jack' MacNeill passed away on Nov. 7, at his home near Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. MacNeill served as USAKA Commander from 1990-1992. As Commander, MacNeill oversaw the extensive rebuilding efforts on Kwajalein following damage caused by Tropical Storm Zelda as well as Operation Provide Refuge which involved rescuing and providing safe haven to several hundred Chinese migrants diverted to USAKA. Col. MacNeill served as a company commander in Viet Nam with a landclearing unit and received a Bronze Star with V' device. He was awarded many other decorations in his long and distinguished military career. Col. MacNeill also served two tours each in Germany and at the Pentagon. While Kwajalein was MacNeill's favorite assignment, he also enjoyed serving on the faculty at Notre Dame University in the Military Science Department. Col. MacNeill was an accomplished sailor and ice hockey player having played the sport in his youth growing up in Rhode Island. Sadly, just two months prior to his death, Col. MacNeill's wife Judy passed away on Sept. 8 following a courageous 10-year battle with cancer. While at Kwajalein she enjoyed scuba diving, collecting shells and spending time with her numerous friends. Judy taught elementary education with DODS [Department of Defense Schools] in Germany and later special education in Virginia. She was born near Sanford, Fla., and remained a lifelong Gator football fan. She loved listening to classical music and attending plays as well as skiing and travel. Her good nature, kindness and generosity are remembered by all who knew her. The MacNeills will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 3New dental assistant benefits from Marshallese Employment Program Article and photo by Dan AdlerMedia ManagerWhen Kwajalein Dental Clinic was in need of a new dental assistant, Kwajalein Hospital was approached about hiring one. With budget constraints, it would have been dif cult to hire an off-island contract position. It was decided by the hospital to seek a Marshallese employee through the Marshallese Training and Employment Program. The program is funded in part by Kwajalein Range Services and also by the Republic of the Marshall Islands National Training Council. The NTC pays for study materials and the cost of sending the employee off island for training if needed. A proposal was put forth by the hospital for a Marshallese position at the Dental Clinic and given to Romeo Alfred, KRS Training Specialist. Alfred took the proposal to Majuro for review and approval by the NTC Board and after it was approved, he did recruiting at the College of the Marshall Islands. The result was that Cassidy Lanwi, a 26-year-old recent graduate of CMI’s nursing program, came to the Dental Clinic to learn the job of dental assistant. “The purpose of the program is to give Marshallese training, or enhance their current skills so they can take higher level jobs,” said Beth Turnbaugh, Kwajalein Hospital Administrator. An earlier test case of the program at the hospital was Jason Samson, who is now the pharmacy technician. “We were lucky that at the time we were going to start the program at the hospital, Jason had just returned from the military and was living on Ebeye. Due to his being in the military, he had some medicaltype training already,” Turnbaugh said. “Jason went through 18 months of online learning and on-the-job training. He was then able to sit for the pharmacy technician certi cation exam,” Turnbaugh said. “The National Training Council paid his way to Honolulu to take the exam.” The program has its limitations though, according to Turnbaugh. “We could teach someone to be a nurse’s assistant for example, but we couldn’t take them all the way to being a registered nurse. That they would have to go away to school for. And the pharmacy technician is the highest we could go in the pharmacy and that is where Jason is at,” she said.Since Samson worked out so well, it seemed reasonable to seek a new Marshallese recruit for the dental assistant job. Barbara Junker, Dental Of ce Lead, said, “This is all about helping Marshallese increase their marketable skills. As far as Cassidy, he may decide to stay here when his training is done or he may go back to Majuro to ‘spread the wealth’ of his knowledge.”She continued, “This is a good option to hiring an off-island person and it’s doing a lot of good with the training he’s receiving.” Lanwi started working at the Dental Clinic Nov. 1. “It’s a program in development here,” Junker said. “We don’t have any written course work and even though he has some medical and basic nursing skills, he doesn’t have any dental experience. It’s a whole new language for dentistry and a whole new anatomy for dentistry.”She continued that the U.S.trained dental assistants at the clinic went through three months of classroom work and then three months in a lab environment before they had any actual patient contact.“It is a little dif cult for Cassidy because he’s supposed to be working as well as getting this training,” said Junker. Right now, Lanwi is learning basic skills such as universal sterilization and how to polish teeth. “After he learns the dental assistant position, we would like to start him on some administrative duties, Junker said. “We want him to get the full aspect of being a dental assistant.” Junker believes Lanwi would need anywhere from nine months to a year of training before he could seek employment outside of Kwajalein as a dental assistant. “Of course, we hope he would stay here after all that training, but he does have a family on Majuro and we would certainly understand if he would take those skills somewhere else.” she said. “In any event, he would be in a better position to market himself.” She continued, “It’s just something we can do by sharing our knowledge and our training. We’re guests in this country and we should do what we can to help the population in general.” New dental assistant Cassidy Lanwi adjusts a dental chair at Kwajalein Dental Clinic.


Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4A diver lms one of the many World War II aircraft on the bottom of Kwajalein Atoll lagoon. A Dauntless nose down at 13 Planes.'


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Nov. 21, 2008See DAUNTLESS, Page 85Dauntless dive bomber sealed its reputationas great naval plane at Battle of Midway dropped to act as conventional aps. The perforations allowed enough air past the aps and across the tail to keep the plane stable in its 276 mph, 70degree attack dive and allowed the pilot to pull out of the dive after the bombs were dropped. The action that would cement the SBD’s place in history took place in early June of 1942. On June 4, Dauntlesses from the Enterprise Hornet and Yorktown sank four of the largest and best aircraft carriers in the Japanese eet, wiping out the cream of Japanese naval aviation at the Battle of Midway. It was a blow from which the Japanese Navy would never recover and from that moment, the tide of the Paci c War was in favor of the Americans until the Japanese surrender in August 1945. SBDs took part in several attacks on Kwajalein Atoll during the war. The rst was on Feb. 1, 1942, when Dauntlesses from the USS Enterprise attacked the airbase at Roi and shipping in the anchorage at Kwajalein Island. The second was on Dec. 4, 1943, during softening-up attacks for the coming invasion by U.S. troops, and SBDs were responsible for sinking several of the Japanese ships that lie on the lagoon oor. The third occasion was during invasion operations the following month, and SBDs again sank a number of ships and smaller vessels in the lagoon. After Kwajalein Atoll was seized by U.S. troops in early 1944, SBDs were assigned to the newly captured air eld on Roi. The rst of these squadrons was VMSB-151 which arrived on March 1, 1944. They were replaced by VS-52 after 151 was assigned to Eniwetok Atoll. The duties of the SBDs assigned to Roi included anti-submarine and anti-shipping patrol around Kwajalein Atoll, and attacking targets on several neighboring atolls and islands which had been bypassed by American forces. The aircraft graveyard near Mellu Island contains numerous SBD wrecks, by far the most of any aircraft type I’ve seen in that area yet. Some SBDs are missing their outer wings, while others are intact. All the SBDs I’ve seen are missing their engines, and several have propellers and engine cowling parts dumped inside the cockpit areas. I’ve done close to twenty dives into various areas of the aircraft graveyard, and I can only think of maybe two or three dives where I didn’t see at least one SBD while I was looking for other types of planes. The area with the most Editor’s note: This is part ve in a series of articles by Dan Farnham on American World War II aircraft in the watery ‘Aircraft Graveyard’ of Kwajalein Atoll Lagoon.Article and photos by Dan FarnhamContributorDesigned in 1938, the SBD ‘Dauntless’ became one of the best known aircraft of the Paci c War. Considered obsolete when America entered World War II in late 1941, the SBD ended up sinking more enemy ships in the Paci c than any other Allied plane. A total of 5,936 SBDs were built by the Douglas Aircraft Corporation before the end of World War II, and the Dauntless would become the standard by which all other carrier-borne dive bombers would be judged. SBD stands for ‘Scout, Bomber,’ and ‘D’ was the letter assigned by the Navy to all aircraft built by Douglas Aircraft Corporation. In a play on the SBD designation, the Dauntless was sometimes called the ‘Slow But Deadly.’ The SBD carried two crewmena pilot and a radioman who doubled as the rear gunner. The SBD was armed with a pair of .50caliber machine guns in the nose. Early models of the Dauntless had a single .30caliber gun for the rear gunner, and later models had twin .30s. The Dauntless could typically carry either a 500-pound or 1,000-pound bomb under the center of the fuselage, as well as a 250-pound bomb under each wing, although the underwing bomb load varied with improved versions of the SBD. The most distinctive feature of the Dauntless was its perforated aps which took up much of the trailing edge of the wing, with another section below the fuselage. They were split into two halves, and were deployed above and below the wing to act as brakes when the plane was in its attack dive. For takeoff and landing, the lower halves were National archive photo


Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6While recycling is a term generally applied to aluminum cans, glass bottles, and paper, water can be recycled as well. Water recycling is reusing treated wastewater for bene cial purposes such as agricultural and landscape irrigation, industrial processes, and toilet ushing. It is used to help conserve supplies of drinking water. A common type of recycled water is water that has been reclaimed from municipal wastewater, or sewage. Reclaimed water is locally called nonpotable which means not for drinking'. On Kwajalein Island, there are two separate water systems, one for drinking water and one for reclaimed water. The drinking water system is used for interior plumbing such as sinks, showers, washing machines and drinking fountains. It is also used for making ice at the ice plant. Drinking water on Kwajalein comes mainly from the rainfall captured on the runway. The reclaimed water system is used mainly outside buildings such as for lawn watering and vehicle, boat and airplane washing. The reclaimed water is only used inside of buildings for toilet ushing. Reclaimed water is water from the many sinks, showers, washing machines and toilets on the island that has been treated in the wastewater plant to remove wastes from the water. Before it is pumped into the non-potable system, it is ltered and disinfected with chlorine to make it safe for use. It is not t for drinking or cooking but it is safe for incidental contact. The Utilities Department monitors the quality of the reclaimed water as closely as it monitors the quality of the drinking water. EMN „N IDAK Potable Water Information : Pipes and spigots are color coded YELLOW Suitable for drinking, bathing, cooking, washing clothes, etc. Produced mainly from rainfall Limited island supply Filtered and disinfected with chlorine Know the difference betweenpotable and non-potable waterBy C.R. StewartContibutorThe Boy Scouts’ RainGutter Regatta was held Oct. 27 at the Kwajalein Yacht Club. It proved to be one of the most exciting events of last month. Scouts from Troop 156 participated in this event. Each participant was given a RainGutter Regatta kit weeks earlier to build and launch their own personally-designed Regatta sailing craft (with adult supervision). The event promotes sportsmanship, craftsmanship, and competition. During the race, two rain gutters were placed side by side and the participants launched their boats on the judges’ signal. The scouts then had to blow into a straw to push the sail down the rain gutter. It was a dif cult task at times for judges Hugh Denny and Sgt. Maj. Patrick Kutac to identify a winner. Sometimes the races ended in a dead heat. While every participant was a winner, rst, second and third place awards went to: Alex Burnley, Kason Angle and David Sholar. Honorable mentions were awarded for the following categories: • Coolest boat: Huf epuff by Cameron Jones •Best effort: Logan Stafford • Most unique boat: Dawson Wiley • Best cheering buddy: Andrew Lundberg • One-of-a-kind boat; Carson Rowell Scouts earning their Bobcat Rank in October included Andrew Elkin, Thomas Evans, Noble McMaster, Carson Rowell, Illey Kickhofel, Alex Burnley, Evan Rowell, and Langston Stewart.Raingutter Regatta held Oct. 27 Passport informationFor children age 16 or older, the passport fee is $75 and the execution fee is $25. One parent must come in and sign the application; the other parent must sign the check for implied permission. Paperwork need for application DS-11 form: • New photos 2 x 2 • Expiring passport • Birth certi cate and/or consular report of birth abroad The total is $100 For children under age 16, the passport fee is $60 and the execution fee is $25. Both parents must sign application at the passport agent’s of ce. DS-11 form: • The total is $85 • New photos 2 x 2 • Expiring passport • Birth certi cate and/or consular report of birth abroad For adult passport renewal, valid for 10 years, by mail. Form DS-82. The total is $75.00 and can be mail to Honolulu without agents’ signature. • New photos 2 x 2 • U.S. Department of State Honolulu Passport Agency-Box 50185 300 Ala Moana Blvd. Ste. 1-330 Honolulu, HI 96850 For adult passports that have expired or damaged or lost or name change within one year of passport issue, DS-11 form: • Birth certi cate • Divorce decree • Marriage license • New photos 2 x 2 The total is $100 and must be done in person with passport agent. For faster passport return: An expediting fee of $60 must also be paid to the U.S. Department of State. The USAKA passport agent is located at Building 901, Room 219. The phone number is 55033 and from Ebeye, 329-5002. Passport applications are located at Building 901, Room 219.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 7First mother/son Lego night held Nov. 1By C.R. StewartContributorThe rst annual mother/son Lego night hosted by George Seitz Elementary School’s Parent/Teacher Organization was held Nov. 1 in the high school multipurpose room The room was decorated with red, blue, yellow, and green boxes of various sizes resembling Legos. The participants built creations that they named and showcased on the stage. They explained what their creation was to the audience. Finger foods were plentiful and prizes were given to each participant attending. Mothers could be seen sitting on the oors playing with Legos and at tables putting Legos and puzzles together. It was a good night thanks to the new PXtra for getting those Legos in, just in time for this fun lled event. Heidi Rowell, co-president of the PTO, said that, “Plans are already underway for next year’s Lego Night, in case you missed it.” The chair for this year’s mother/son event was a dad, Terry Gimple. 401(k) meetings scheduled for DecemberHourglass reportsKwajalein Range Services, LLC and Vanguard are offering you several education meetings December 10-12. Mark your calendar and get answers to your questions about retirement and information about your Kwajalein Range Services 401(k) Savings Plan. The meetings are scheduled as follows:Dec. 10• 8-9 a.m.: Join Your Plan CRC Room 1. • 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Save More CRC Room 1. •1-2 p.m.: Join Your Plan Roi-Namur Building C • 2-3 p.m.: One to one with Vanguard Rep Roi-Namur Building C • 3-4 p.m.: Save More Roi-Namur Building CDec. 11• 10-11 a.m.: Save More CRC Room 1. • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Join Your Plan CRC Room 1. • 2-4 p.m.: One to one with Vanguard Rep HR Of ce, Building 700 • 6-7 p.m.: Join Your Plan and Save More CRC Room 1 Dec. 12• 8:30-10 a.m.: One to one with Vanguard Rep HR Of ce, Building 700 • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Save More CRC Room 1. Two Soldiers died Nov. 12 in Mosul, Iraq when an Iraqi Army soldier wearing a uniform approached them and opened re. Killed were: Sgt. Jose Regalado 23, of Los Angeles. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Tx. Spc. Corey M. Shea 21, of Mansfield, Mass. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Tx. Sgt. James M. Clay 25, of Mountain Home, Ark., died Nov. 13 in Anbar Province, Iraq of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, 39th Brigade Combat Team, Arkansas Army National Guard, Little Rock, Ark. Spc. Armando A. De La Paz 21, of Riverside, Calif., died Nov. Eight servicemembers die in War on Terror13 in Baghdad, of injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. Sgt. Jonnie L. Stiles 38, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., died Nov. 13 in Jalalabad, Afghanistan of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 927th Engineer Company (Sapper), 769th Engineer Battalion, Louisiana Army National Guard, Baton Rouge, La.Cpl. Aaron M. Allen 24, of Buellton, Calif., died Nov. 14 while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Two Soldiers died Nov. 15 in Mosul, Iraq when their OH-58 Kiowa helicopter crashed while on a mission over Mosul. Killed were: Chief Warrant Of cer Donald V. Clark 37, of Memphis, Tenn. He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force 49, U.S. Army Alaska, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Chief Warrant Of cer Christian P. Humphreys 28, of Fallon, Nev. He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force 49, U.S. Army Alaska, Fort Wainwright. Alaska.


Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 8 SBDs in one place is called ‘13 Planes,’ and I’ve also heard it called ‘13 SBDs.’ The name says it all — in one dive you can see, well, thirteen SBDs. This site, which I rst dove DAUNTLESS from Page 5 in November 2006 with ‘Rainy’ Preneouveu and Leslie Mead, also has two SBDs that are still standing upright on their noses, which is rather amazing considering that those planes were dumped into the lagoon in late 1945 or early 1946. With so many SBDs scattered on the lagoon oor near Mellu Island, you are almost guaranteed to see at least one of these famous airplanes wherever you dive in the aircraft graveyard. Ilo naaj 01 raan in December 2008 enaaj wor oktak koikkujeen jonan armej/pajjinjea ilo waan jerbal ko rej etal-itok ikkotaan Ebeye im Kwajalein. Oktak kein rej bedbed ion jerbal in etale ko an Army im rejelet kakkien ko ikkujeen jonan pajjinjea/armej ilo waan jerbal ko, ijjo ke kotobar in ej non ka'komanmanlok jerbal in kojbarok ko (safety) non pajjinjea, ken menin jonan armej/pajjinjea ikkotaan Ebeye-kab-Kwajalein ilo aolep trip ko ej 150 wot. Ri'jikuul im aolep C-badge/ri'jerbal ro renaaj wor aer priority ilo waa kein. Non kadriklok jonan abban eo enaaj jelet wewein, waan 5:30pm eo non Ebeye enaaj jako non na'kuttien waan 5:15pm im 5:45pm. Ilo kotomene, enaaj wor abban kab ben ko renaaj walok jen schedule in, ami melele im karejar ilo wewein rollap ilo ad buktok mejelan oktak kein. Jonan in ba kake ejelet aolep run/trip ko in bon kab raan bareinwot. Torre ko im jonan bwinbwin pajjinjea emaron driklok jen 150, ilo wot melim jen captain eo elane ej nana lan/wut, kab jonan load in mweik im un ko rej kwalok ke ejjab safe/emon non buk jonan ne 150. Non kajjiotk im melele ko jet, jouj im kolle lok Chuck Petzel ak Amy LaCost ilo numba ne 52182 ak Harbor Control ilo 52318. Effective Dec. 1, there will be a change to the maximum number of passengers transported on each ferry run between Ebeye and Kwajalein. This change is based on an Army review of the regulations governing passenger transportation, with a focus on improving the safety of passengers, the maximum passenger limit on the EbeyeKwajalein LCM runs will be 150 people. Students and Cbadged workers will continue to have priority on the vessels. To minimize the impact of this change, the 5:30 p.m. ferry to Ebeye will be replaced by a 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. run. We know there may be some challenges with schedules and we appreciate everyone's' understanding while we work to minimize the impact of this change. This limit will be in effect for all runs, daylight or night. The passenger count may be reduced to less than 150 people if, in the professional judgment of the captain due to weather, time of day, amount of cargo or any other reason it is unsafe to load 150 passengers. For questions or concerns, please contact Chuck Petzel or Amy LaCost at 52182 or Harbor Control at 52318.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 9 Sunday Carved top round Herb-broiled chicken Eggs Benedict Grill: Brunch station openLunchMonday Stuffed pork chops Lemon basil chicken Heuvos rancheros Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Greek chicken breast Lentils Sauted liver Grill: Grilled cheese Thursday Italian pasta bar Italian baked chicken Cheese manicotti Grill: Chili dogNov. 28 THANKSGIVING FEASTPrime rib Turkey Crab legsCaf PacificDinnerSaturdayGrilled short ribs Broiled fajita chicken Tex-Mex stir-frySundayBarbecued pork Chicken supreme Baked tofu/cabbageMondayMeatloaf Tuna casserole Pork pimentoTuesdayKwaj fried chicken Grilled cod Chinese beef stir-fryThursdayStir-fry to order Charsiu spareribs Chicken nuggetsWednesdayTop sirloin Whole roast chicken Ratatouille casseroleTonightBuild-your-own pizza Breaded pork chops Chicken stewSaturday Corn beef/cabbage Irish lamb stew Apple-glazed chicken Grill: Mini taco barTuesday Burritos/tacos Nacho chips/cheese Chimichangas Grill: N/A Religious Services Catholic Saturday Mass, 5:30 p.m., in the small chapel. Sunday Mass, 9:15 a.m., in the main chapel. Mass on Roi is only on the first Sunday of the month at 12:15 p.m., in Roi Chapel. Protestant Sunday 8 and 10:45 a.m., on Kwaj and Roi-Namur service at 4 p.m.Baptist 9:40 a.m., Sunday, in elementary school music room. Latter-day Saints 10 a.m., Sunday, in Corlett Recreation Center, Room 3. Church of Christ 10 a.m., Sunday, in Quarters 442-A. Jewish services Last Friday of the month in the Religious Education Building. Times will vary. Contact the ChaplainÂ’s office for more information. HELP WANTED KRS and CMSI Job Listings for On-Island Positions will be available at the Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye Dock Security Check Point bulletin boards, the bulletin board 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 RTS WEATHER STATION ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN. Our technicians install, maintain and repair a variety of scienti c instrumentation and communications systems and operate upper-air meteorological equipment for daily pro les of the atmosphere. Background in telemetry and analog/digital circuitry desired. Unaccompanied position. Competitive salary and bene ts offered. Call 51508. WANTED SOMEONE WITH appropriate tools and knowledge to remove links from a watchband for a reasonable fee. Call Sam, 52785 or 52789. FENCING, brown preferred, or decking materials, patio upgrades or outside upgrades, Kwaj bikes in good condition and boat house or space to share. Call 52211, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. ARE YOU TAKING down your fence? We want to buy it. Call 52319. OUTDOOR AWNING and plastic patio table and chairs to buy. Call 53370. HOUSE-SITTING for visting parents Dec. 2-19. Call Ona, 52276. X BOX 360 PS3, can pay up to $200. Call 53416. NATIVITY SETS for the Kwajalein Nativity Show on Dec. 8, at the Religious Education Building. Share your nativity set(s) and help spread the Christmas spirit this holiday season. Contact Jane Erekson, 54876 or VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to assist in preparing and processing of the archive of old Hourglass newspapers. These papers are from 1961 to 2000. The job entails removing staples, unfolding papers and putting them in special folders in chronological order. Interested persons should e-mail Leslie Mead at leslie.mead@smd or call 58867. Volunteers will work at Building 905 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m., or by arranged time. LOSTWHITE CROCHET hook tool near elementary school a week ago. Call 52597. LANDÂ’S END red raincoat with gray lining, youth size medium. Call 52398. FOUNDWOMENÂ’S READING glasses on path near Richardson Theater. Call 52169. DARK GREEN StearnÂ’s raincoat, adult size large, on Redstone Road near SR1. Call 52398. PATIO SALESSATURDAY, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Quarters 408-B. SATURDAY, 7:30-11 a.m., Quarters 437-C (in back). WomenÂ’s clothes and household items. No early birds. SATURDAY, 2-6 p.m., Quarters 404-B. Moving sale. Clothing, sporting goods and athletic apparel, scuba gear, kitchen supplies, books, towels and bikes. Good prices. SUNDAY and MONDAY, 7 a.m.-?, Quarters 139A. MONDAY, 7 a.m.-?, Quarters 480-B (in back). PCS sale. Weber grill, $225, dive gear, plants, clothes, pots and pans, kitchen appliances, wake board rope, ski vets and VHF radio, $100. MONDAY, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., trailer 573 (tent will be on Palm Street). PCS sale. Large assortment of craft shells, craft supplies, kitchen utensils and more. FOR SALEX-BOX UNIT, includes two controllers (one still new in box), DVD remote, all manuals, high de nition AV pack, 45 OXM demo disks, and nine games including Halo 2 Ninja Gaiden SSX Splinter Cell Guilty Gear 2X Prince of Persia 2 $150. Call 52305. TOSHIBA HD-DVD player with Planet Earth HD version,$100. Call 52342, home, or 52110, work. SCUBAPRO Ladyhawk extra-small womanÂ’s BC, great condition, many extras, paid $475, will sell for $150. Call Rick or Kendra, 51132.


Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 NICE TREATED DECK, $250; Weber grill with stand and two tanks, $125; loveseat, $450; two recliners, $250 each; two TV antennas with pole, cable and amp, $150 and drip water system, $100. Call 50172. CHILDÂ’S DESK with chair, $30; little girlÂ’s princess vanity, excellent condition, wood, pink with stencils, chair with pillow and skirt, perfect for Christmas, $100 or best offer; wine rack with top for serving drinks, light wood, $20 and possible computer table. Call 52211, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. SMITH TURNTABLE sunglasses, new, tortoise/brown lens, $50 and Electric Overdrive sunglasses, new, black/grey lens, $50. Call Justin, 51324. WII DANCE DANCE Revolution, hottest party game, played twice, $45; new Vera Bradley bags, assorted sizes, Elizabeth pattern, $75 for all; new Dooney and Burke Wristlet purse, brown leather, $65 and antique childÂ’s wooden desk and chair, $50. Call 53731. KING-SIZE Tempurpedic bed, $2,000; wood dresser with mirrored hutch, $60; 12-foot by 9-foot carpet, $70; 6-foot by 9-foot carpet, $30; big man recliner chair, $50; regular recliner chairs, two, $75 each; over-toilet cabinet, $25; gas barbecue with two bottles and three extra burner units, $150. Call 52208, home, or 53757, work. SCUBA REGULATORS, three, $125 each; BC hangers, three, $10 each; ns, $15; weights/ weight belt, $5 and o-ring kit, $3. Call 52576. TURTLE SAND BOX, $15; slide, $20; easel, $10; childÂ’s desk and chair, $15; EZ swimsuit, ages 1-6, new, $15; infant boating vest, new, $15 and childrenÂ’s beach chairs, $5 each. Call 52692. LARGE CROCK POT with removal insert, $50; wicker magazine rack, $15; set of four shelves with brackets, $50; three-panel photo screen, $75; ve-pound box of screws,$25; ve-pound box of nails, $25; bike trailer bed; antique looking picture frame, 8 x 10, gold and black, $15 and leather jewelry box, great for travel, $50. Call 3627.EOD/Launch Ordnance will be conducting an unexploded ordnance disposal operation, 9-11:15 a.m. and noon-3 p.m., Wednesday, on Roi-Namur. Hazardous UXO recently found on the reef will be destroyed. A safety exclusion area will be manned by KPD and will be off limits to all unauthorized personnel throughout the operation, until completion. Although great care and detail has been taken to ensure the overall safety of this demolition operation, explosive operations are inherently dangerous. It is extremely important that all personnel and residents who hear a detonation seek cover behind a solid object or remain inside a sturdy building for at least two minutes. Questions? Call Brian Bussey, 51433.UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE OPERATIONVACUUM CLEANER with attachments, available after Nov. 17, $40 and graphite golf clubs, irons only, with bag, $60. Call 53921, home, or 51460, work. FENDER CUSTOM SHOP Stratocaster guitar, in nearly mint condition, $1,650. Call 53925. GIRLÂ’S TAP SHOES, size 2, excellent condition, $10. Call 52124. BIKE REPAIR STAND, original price before shipping $300, will sell for $200, holds any style bike (race bike to Kwaj bike) to perform repair or maintenance on bike, high quality (brand name Park Tool) and brand new condition. Call to take a look 53008. BRAND NEW BURLEY jogging stroller, used twice, $60; Little Tikes childrenÂ’s desk, with red Chair, $45 and two doll houses, no furniture or gures, $5 each. Call 52211, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. COMMUNITY NOTICESBARGAIN BOOK SALE, 6:30-8 p.m., tonight, at the elementary school Coconut Room. Huge selection of quality used books at low prices. Something for all age groups from preschool to adult. THE DEEP END of the family pool will not be available Saturday. The shallow end and decking will be open. DEMOLITION AREAALTHOUGH KWAJALEIN POLICE used the Skate Park for bike training, the general public is not allowed to bring bikes into the Skate Park. SUNRISE BAKERY is taking orders for Thanksgiving pies. Stop by or call Jennifer, 53445. KRS EMPTY PROPANE cylinders may be returned to Surfway for refund deposit, Saturday through Jan. 31. KWAJALEIN SWIM TEAMÂ’s championship is at 4 p.m., Monday, at the family pool. The Makos and Barracudas have worked hard these past few months. Come out and cheer on your favorite team to victory.Swimmers 13 and over should arrive by 3 p.m. Swimmers 9-12 and 8 and under should arrive by 3:15 p.m. IS YOUR CHILD ready to baby-sit? CYS will hold baby-sitting training Monday and Nov. 29. Attendees must be 13 by June 1 to attend. Basic rst aid and child development information will be given. Space is limited. To register, call Amy Daniels, 53610. MANDATORY ISLAND ORIENTATION begins at 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, in Community Activities Center Room 6. It is required for all new island arrivals. It is not recommended for family members under 10. Questions? Call 51134. During school hours 3rd Street will be off-limits to vehicles from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. During peak hours (beginning of school, lunch, and end of school) 4th Street will be closed. During non-peak hours 4th will be closed from Taro Street going east to Ocean Road. Drivers for Surfway will use a ground guide to travel from the customer staging area to the intersection of Lagoon Road. Surfway vehicles will not turn left onto 4th and travel east for any reason. Parents will be advised to pick up and drop off children on 3rd Street.


The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 JOIN CAF PACIFIC for a Thanksgiving Buffet on Friday. The menu will include prime rib of beef, Virginia maple smoked ham, steamed crab legs, roast turkey with all the trimmings, cashew-encrusted mahi mahi, tortellini with garlic cream sauce and a chilled seafood bar which features jumbo peel-andeat 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 THANKSGIVING DINNER11 Due to mission requirements, the recompression chamber will not be available until Nov. 29. During this period, recreational diving is limited to 50 feet. Kwajalein Beaches Emon Beach......................................Buddy system All other beaches.............Buddy system at all times Library............................................................Closed Hobby Shop...................................................Closed CRC/Raquetball Courts.................................ClosedGolf Course....................................Sunrise to sunsetIvey Gym ................................................Cipher lock Family pool.....................................................ClosedSmall Boat Marina...............................8 a.m.-1 p.m. Skate Park........................................Buddy System ARC...................................................Noon.-10 p.m. Roi Hobby Shop............................................Closed Roi Small Boat Marina.........................8 a.m.-1 p.m. Roi Library.....................................................Closed Roi Golf Course...........................Sunrise to Sunset Surfway.........................................................ClosedBeauty/Barber...............................................Closed Laundry..........................................................ClosedSunrise Bakery.............................................Closed Ocean View Club.................................4:30-11 p.m. Roi Outrigger............................................5-11 p.m. Country Club........................................7a.m.-5p.m.Post Of ce Kwaj..............................................Closed Post Of ce Roi................................................ClosedCommunity Bank..............................................Closed ATM, telephone and online banking will be available AAFES PX/PXTRA........................................................Closed Shoppette...............................................8 a.m.-6 p.m.Thanksgiving (Friday) Hours of OperationKWAJALEIN ATOLL Sport Fishing Club will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the Paci c Club. Food and beverages will be served at 6:30 p.m. DON’T EAT ALONE ON THANKSGIVING! Christian Women’s Fellowship is hosting a lunch at 1 p.m., Thursday, in the Religious Education Building. Turkeys, Dressing and Drinks are provided. If you can, bring a side dish to share. All are welcome — families, singles and visitors. Call Amy, 52681, with questions and to sign up so we have an idea of how many turkeys to cook. Hope to see you there. BINGO NIGHT is Thursday at the Paci c Club. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m. Play begins as 6: 30 p.m. Blackout completion at 51 numbers with a $600 payout. Windfall completion at 26 numbers with a $1,600 payout. Must be 21 to enter and play. EVERYONE IS INVITED to a community-wide Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m., Thursday, at Island Memorial Chapel. KWAJALEIN YACHT CLUB’s meeting is at 6: 30 p.m., Nov. 29, at the Yacht Club. Happy hour at 5:30 p.m. Open to the public. Bring your Thanksgiving leftovers. THE SMALL ARMS RANGE will be in operation 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., daily thru Nov. 29. Observe the red ag hazard area during operations. Questions? Call 54448. THE COMMUNITY is invited to a Christmas Nativity open house, 2-4 p.m., Dec. 8, in the Religious Education Building. Free of charge. Light refreshments will be served. RETIRED MILITARY, Reserve Personnel and their spouses are invited to participate in a sensing session with Mrs. Kevin T. Campbell and Mrs. Ralph Borja to provide input to the Army Family Action Plan. The sensing session will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 12. If interested in attending or in having issues brought before the AFAP Committee and you cannot attend, contact Roberta Jones at 54932 or e-mail r oberta.jones@smdck.smdc.arm before Dec. 5. FLU VACCINE IS now available for contractor, Department of the Army civilians and military personnel. The vaccine is free of charge. Stop by the hospital, 1:30-4 p.m.,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The hospital is closed Friday afternoons. DURING PEAK hours (beginning of school, lunch and end of school), 4th Street will be closed. During non-peak hours, 4th Street will be closed from Taro St. going east to Ocean Road. Parents are advised to pick up and drop off children on 3rd Street. DO YOU HAVE A NEW GAZEBO? If so here’s something that you should know: IAW with SPI 2600 R2 section 3.0 paragraph “H” “The addition of new exterior appurtenances, to include but not limited to porches, fencing canopies and storage sheds requires building permit approval”. If you have erected a free standing gazebo recently please submit a building permit application to the housing of ce in building 908. The building permit can be found in KARDS or contact billy.abston@ or melba.abston@smdck.s or 53288. ATTENTION TDY SPONSORS. A limited number of bicycles are available for use during TDY tours. A reservation is required with a minimum of 24 hours notice. Contact the Kwaj Lodge front desk, 53201, with the sponsor’s name, the company’s name, the quantity of bikes needed and the duration. YARD CARE REMINDER. SPI 2601 sec 2.4 Residential Yard Care and Landscaping states: Residents shall make arrangements for care and maintenance of yards prior to extended absences of more than 14 days. Your attention to this matter is appreciated. Questions? Call 53288. PER SPI 1184 users are responsible for vehicles/ equipment weekly exterior wash prior to redispatch. To facilitate the washing of light vehicles Automotive will be open from 7:45 to 9 a.m. and 3: 15 to 4:15 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Bring vehicles to the south side (gas station side) and follow the signs. Operators will check-in and stay inside vehicle, Automotive personnel will provide an exterior wash and signoff on the check sheet. Thank you for your assistance in prolonging the life of our aging vehicles.


Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass12 Saturday 6:29a.m./7:03 p.m. 2:04 a.m./2:24 p.m. 12:02a.m., 3.0’ 6:38 a.m., 0.6’ 1:06 p.m., 3.1’ 7:10 p.m., 0.9’ Sunday 6:29 a.m./7:02 p.m. 2:51 a.m./3:04 p.m 1:08 a.m., 3.1’ 7:25 a.m., 0.4’ 1:50 p.m., 3.5’ 8:02 p.m., 0.6’ Monday 6:29 a.m./7:02 p.m. 3:38 a.m./3:43 p.m. 1:57 a.m., 3.2’ 8:02 a.m., 0.2’ 2:25 p.m., 3.8’ 8:43 p.m., 0.3’ Tuesday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 4:25 a.m./4:25 p.m. 2:36 a.m., 3.2’ 8:34 a.m., 0.1’ 2:57 p.m., 4.1’ 9:18 p.m., 0.0’ Wednesday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 5:14 a.m./5:08 p.m. 3:11 a.m., 3.3’ 9:04 a.m., 0.1’ 3:27 p.m., 4.3’ 9:51 p.m., 0.2’ Thursday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 6:04 a.m./5:55 p.m. 3:43 a.m., 3.3’ 9:33 a.m., 0.2’ 3:56 p.m., 4.4’ 10:22 p.m., 0.3’ Nov. 28 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 6:55 a.m./6:43 p.m. 4:14 a.m., 3.3’ 10:03 a.m., 0.2’ 4:25 p.m., 4.5’ 10:52 p.m., 0.4’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSaturday: Sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: NE-ENE at 12-17 knots. Sunday: Sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: NE-ENE at 10-15 knots. Monday: Partly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: E-SE at 5-10 knots. Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: Light and variable. Wednesday: Partly cloudy, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE-E at 5-10 knots. Thursday: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: NE-ENE at 8-12 knots. Nov. 28: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: NE-ENE at 10-15 knots. Annual total: 77.27 inches Annual deviation: -11.61 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Sun  Moon  Tides Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low TideLead levels are above drinking water action level on Meck IslandThe Meck Island water tests performed during rst quarter FY08 showed lead levels in the water above the limit, or “action level”. This is not an emergency and the high levels of lead detected were due to the water in the building plumbing remaining stagnant because of decreased usage on Meck. The samples taken at some of the sample sites had water that had detention times of weeks or months. As a precautionary measure, run the water for 1-2 minutes prior to utilizing it for consumption. As a result, the environmental department increased monitoring of Lead and Copper from annually to every 6 months, investigated the need for a corrosion control treatment, and performed additional source water and water quality parameter monitoring. The analytical results from the water samples taken during the third quarter of FY08 showed lead levels below the action levels. Lead and copper samples will be collected again this quarter and if the results are again below the action levels, the normally required annual sampling will resume. If you have any further questions, please contact Anne Robinson at 58301. Elap Jonan Lead eo ilo Dren in Idrak eo ilo Meck Ilo 1st Quarter in FY08 eo, ar komon teej ko non lale jonan lead eo ilo dren in idrak eo ilo Meck. Im rar loe ke jonan lead eo ar bed ilon in “action leve” (15 parts per billion [ppb]). Un eo, kinke dren eo etto an bed wot ilo pipe ko bwe edrik lok kejerbale dren eo. Naan in kakkol bwe mokta jen am ilimi dren eo ilo Meck, kotlok bwe en toor 1-2 minute aetok. Im kin un in, enaj laplok im emakijkij lok an department eo an environmental etale im teej e jonan Lead im Copper eo, laplok jen 1 katen ilo 1 yio non aolep elikin 6 alon. Emenin aurok bwe kwon jela ke teej ko komon ilo 3rd Quarter in FY08 rar kwalok ke edrik jonan lead eo. Sample ko non lead im copper renaj bar ae ilo kuwota in, im ne result ko rebed ilal in action level ko emoj karoki, jenaj bar rol non sample e lead im copper juon katen ilo juon yio. Elane ewor am kajitok, kebaak e Anne Robinson ilo 58301. High honor roll (3.6667 and higher) Grade 7 : Lindsay Cochran, Leightyn Cossey, Elizabeth Elkin, Maddy Greene, Jennifer Hibberts, Stephanie Hibberts, Eltina John, Angela Kendrick, Alexis Martin, John Sholar* and Andrea Tiffany; Grade 8 : Emma Conrad*, Mary Doerries and Kori Dowell; Grade 9 : Dane Bishop, Connor Daggett, Gilson Hogan, Jacob Jahnke, Graham Kirchner and Colby McGlinn; Grade 10 : Alyssa Ammons, Cayley Corrado, Coty Davis, Aaron Mathieson, Melissa Peacock and Leimamo Wase; Grade 11 : Clarissa Brady, Coleen Engvall, Kaitlynn Phillips, Christine Woodburn and Alexis Yurovchak; Grade 12: Cassia Griswold*, Monica Peters* and Bret Young.Honor roll (3.5 3.7) Grade 7 : Ann-Marie Hepler, Bokean Kemem and Rosalynn Ysawa; Grade 8 : Mary McPhatter; Grade 9: Tyler DeCoster; Grade 10: Julie Alves; Grade 12: Matthew Elkin, Michael Hillman, Andrew Hogan and Adam Struppeck.Merit roll (3.0 3.49) Grade 7 : Gannon Bowman, Scott Davis, Kauluweh Kaluhiokalani, Mason Malloy, Daniel Murillo, Donald Swanby and Jefferson Wase; Grade 8 : Keegan Gray, Malkie Loeak, Mariah Moore-DeVille, Renu Nonthra-Frase, Michael Pedro and Natasha Tomas; Grade 9 : Shawn Brady, Jarem Erekson, Michelle Fore, Maggie Fronzak and Alex Shotts; Grade 10 : Kyle Cassiday; Danielle Gilmore, Shelby Hadley, Delania Klinger, Robin Loeak, William McPhatter, Tyler Stepchew, Rebecca Thompson, Daniel Valles, Jake Villarreal and C arrie West; Grade 11 : Andrew Conrad, Ryan DeCoster, Kelly Grane, Kitlang Kabua, Devin Vinluan and Troy Walter; Grade 12 : Robert Alves, Raney Bolkiem, Ashley Cochran, Kasih Hoch, Christopher Horner, Anram Kemem, Curtis-Jorju Kemem, Julius Paul, Jeffrey Saunders a nd Cody Villarreal. 4.0 grade average Honor Roll for first quarter ending Oct. 31