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The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein Hourglass K a t i e Y o h o 3 s m i l e s a f t e r s u c c e s s f u l l y r i d i n g o v e r t h e f a l l e n p a l m f r o n d ‘ o b s t a c l e ’ o n t h e Katie Yoho, 3, smiles after successfully riding over the fallen palm frond ‘obstacle’ on the B i k e R o d e o c o u r s e M o n d a y F o r m o r e o n t h e B i k e R o d e o s e e P a g e 5 Bike Rodeo course Monday. For more on the Bike Rodeo, see Page 5. www.smdc.army.mil/KWAJ/Hourglass/hourglass.html ( P h o t o b y D a n A d l e r ) (Photo by Dan Adler)

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Friday, Dec. 5, 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: hourglass@smdck.smdc.army.milCommanding Of cer......Col. Frederick ClarkePublic Affairs Of cer ..........Vanessa K. PeedenMedia Manager...............................Dan Adler lETTER TO THE EDITOR ‘Cowboy’ says adios, he’s Texas-boundTo submit a letter to the editor: Keep letters to less than 300 words, and keep com ments to the issues. No personal attacks will be printed. Letters must be signed. However, names will be withheld if requested. We will edit for Associated Press style, grammar and punctuation and if you exceed the word limit, will be edited for space. Limit one letter every 30 days. Send your letter to: The Hour glass P.O. Box 23, Local; or hourglass @kls.usaka.smdc.army.mil. THUMBS UP To the Kwajalein Art Guild for providing layout and design for the 2009 Kwajalein Calendar. The KAG also held a photo exhibit earlier this year for selecting photos for the calendar. The 2009 Kwaj Calendar would not have been possible without their direct involvement. To Dr. Shier for last week’s article on the conjunction of the planets. It was lovely to see Venus, Jupiter, and the moon make a smiley face in the sky. At one point when clouds starting covering the moon, it turned the smiley face into a Santa’s face. The neighborhood children loved it.In the words of those whom have passed this way before — thank you so much for being who you are. Each of us has many talents and we’ve experienced many things together over the past many years the Galloways have been here on Kwaj. Always remember to be kind to one another and do the right thing — and remember the right thing is not always the easiest to do. Blessings to each of you until we meet again — and as it’s said — this island is shaped like a boomerang for a reason. Sooner or later we do come back. TEXAS BOUND! — G.L. ‘Cowboy’ Galloway Operation Security is everyone’s responsibility Be sure all classi ed documents and of ces containing classi ed materials are secure. Practice good OPSEC. To Mike Jones, Domnoj Loeak, Jiwirak Loeak and Len Abner for repairing the air-conditioning in the CRC Gym and meeting rooms. Good job guys. To the entire staff at the Caf Paci c for the delicious Thanksgiving meal. All of the planning, preparation, and hard work is appreciated. Great job! To Mike, the air traf c controller, for adjusting my watchbands without charging me and to all who offered their help. Thanks to all for being so willing to help and to share their talents with another in the community. To Rick and Tammie Womack for helping the PTO haul off books left over from the book sale and to Judy Kirchner for nding those books a good home.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 3First AAFES concessionaire opens Article and photos by Vanessa K. Peeden, USAKA Public Affairs Of cerAAFES’ rst short-term commodity concessionaire opened Nov. 24 at the old DVD Depot in downtown Kwajalein. AAFES signed the concessionaire agreement, KWAJ 0001, with local resident, Michael A. Patrocky. The one-year agreement allows Patrocky to exhibit and sell high end merchandise that is not in direct competition with products carried by AAFES. As part of a mutual agreement, Patrocky determined the performance dates, exact location, and fee payment to AAFES. Mike Patrocky Prints will be open 10 a.m.-3 p.m., on Mondays. On opening day, Patrocky hired Ciara Swanby to greet customers while serving homemade cookies and punch. He set up his easel and pastels on the sidewalk and worked on a drawing while customers visited the shop. Several people wandered into the store just to see what was going on at the DVD Depot. “The dolphins caught my eye because of the realistic re ections of them in the water,” said Kat Bass. Other customers wandered in and asked about special orders, portraits, and other items that Patrocky could draw. Patrocky is a retired Army lieutenant colonel with a eld artillery and space operations background. He recently returned to Kwajalein as the budget manager for USAKA/RTS. In his spare time, he is an artist who specializes in pastel drawings of nature scenes, wildlife, island and Mike Patrocky Prints opens Nov. 24 in old DVD Depot locationmarine life, and Soldier images. Patrocky’s ability to draw is surprising due to the fact he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1997. He started drawing one and a half years ago as part of a physical therapy program. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs a person’s speech, motor skills, and other functions. Symptoms of Parkinson’s include the following: tremors, rigidity or stiffness of limbs, shuffling gait, decreased arm-swing, stooped posture, fatigue, impaired ne motor dexterity and motor coordination, and impaired gross motor coordination. Physical therapists treating Patrocky recommended he take up drawing or painting as therapy to help maintain his ne motor dexterity and coordination. Thus, an artist was born. “Drawing allows me to focus on positive images and peaceful things,” Patrocky said. “It balances me, reminds me what’s good in life.” Having a place to display his work and interact with people is fun for him. As long as he continues having fun with it, he’ll continue drawing. Some of Patrocky’s work inside the shop. Mike Patrocky works on a drawing in front of the old DVD Deport.

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Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 Access Control officer saves infant’s life By Dan AdlerMedia ManagerOn Nov. 11, Tomasi Rokobili was relaxing at home on North Loi, the second island from Ebeye. At 7 p.m., he heard crying and screaming which he at rst thought was a domestic problem. Being a Kwajalein Police Department Access Control of cer, he went outside to see what was happening. It was then he saw Anthony Maie running towards him carrying something in his arms. As Maie came closer, Rokobili saw that it was an infant. Maie was shouting, “Can you help, can you help?” Rokobili took the baby from Maie and asked what had happened. Maie said that after the infant had been given some medicine, she quit breathing. Rokobili told Maie to call 911 and proceeded to help the child. Just a few months prior to this incident, Rokobili had attended a two-week training session given by KPD. One of the classes he had taken was CPR. Kwajalein Police Department Access Control of cer Tomasi Rokobili, left, twomonth old Takmwe Livai and her mother Abby Livai. Rokobili saved the baby’s life by performing CPR when the child quit breathing.“All the while I was praying,” said Rokobili. “I started CPR and on my second attempt, the baby coughed and gave a little cry and started to breathe normally.” As it turned out, an emergency vehicle didn’t arrive until 30 minutes later. Without Rokobili’s training and intervention, the baby might have died. Rokobili wants to give his thanks to the KPD family for giving him the training he needed to save the infant’s life and prevent a tragedy. He credits Anthony Maie and the Loj community for working together to help the baby’s family. Officer uses police training to prevent tragic infant death401(k) Vanguard 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:Wednesday• 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 CThursday• 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. Photo by Yoshi Kemem

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Dec. 5, 2008See RODEO, Page 65 Children learn proper riding at Bike Rodeo S a d d l e U p Saddle Up f o r s a f e t y for safety! Article and photos by Dan AdlerMedia ManagerKwajalein Police Department sponsored the fourth annual bike rodeo Monday morning which drew 25 participants. In addition to KPDÂ’s involvement, AAFES set up a bike safety inspection station and donated gift certi cates, Kwajalein Range Services provided hot dogs and hamburgers to barbecue for hungry bikers and SpaceX donated a seven-speed bike for a raf e. Flashlights were given out to remind young cyclists to use ashlights at night so they can be seen by drivers and other bike riders. Bike Rodeo shirts were also given away while supplies lasted. Special guests at the Rodeo included McGruff the Crime Dog and police drug dog Nora. The Bike RodeoÂ’s function is Children line up for their turn to ride the course during the Kwajalein Police Department Bike Rodeo Monday.

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Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 rst and foremost to stress bike safety to younger children. They are shown how to safely negotiate road hazards they may encounter such as fallen palms, coconuts and other obstacles. Children are also shown the importance of observing stop signs and other signals. As all of us who live on Kwajalein have seen young children fail to look and stop before they enter a main street from a side road. Sometimes they do so directly in front of an oncoming vehicle or other bikers. Such actions are serious and could be potentially fatal to a child. The rodeo introduces and reinforces biking safety issues to young people under 12. At this time, there are approximately 150 cyclists under 12 on Kwajalein. The rodeo is designed to make sure children who attend the event come away knowing the correct way to ride and the importance of being aware of their surroundings while operating a bicycle. “We want the children to learn how to interact with our of cers, how to do safety checks on their bikes and just generally get tips on safer bike riding,” said Brad Walker, KPD Facilities Manager and rodeo coordinator. “The course we have set up today will test their coordination and their ability to stop quickly, which of course is a big part of safe bike riding.” Although this is the rst year Walker has been in charge of the Rodeo, he has participated in all of them. The Rodeo also serves as incentive for getting bikes registered as children cannot participate in the rodeo unless their bikes are registered rst. A registration station was set up for that purpose. That makes it easier for police to identify the owner of any lost or stolen bikes they recover. Without registration, it’s impossible to tell who owns a bike. Stephanie Washburn received a $50 gift certi cate from AAFES and Wyatt Jones received a $20 AAFES gift certi cate. The winner of the bike raf e was Ashley Kutac. An additional 10 participants each received $5 certi cates good at the AAFES Food Court. Children get instructions from Tim Timson as McGruff and Nora watch.RODEO from Page 5 Children and their parents line up to register for the Rodeo.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 7 AAFES employees Bobo Dribo, left, and Bobby Basurto do a safety check on Sean Hepler’s bike. Hannah Finley negotiates the ‘coconut obstacle’ on the Bike Rodeo course. Colette Walker practices safely riding over a fallen palm frond. Elaina Rowell isn’t too sure about making friends with police dog Nora and handler Steve Dunham. Chris Bowman cooks up hamburgers and hot dogs.

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Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 The Kwajalein HourglassFish and Wildlife team conduct inventory, USAKA resource management assessment8Scientists Jeff Newman, left, and Joshua Fisher count bird species on Omelek Island. By Vanessa K. Peeden USAKA Public Affairs Of cerA team of field biologists from the Hawaii of ces of the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conducted an inventory of the islands leased by the U.S. Army in November 2008. The inventory has been conducted every two years since 1996 to satisfy terms of the Compact Agreement. According to Kevin Foster, biologist with the Fish and Wildlife Service, “By collecting data, compiling reports and making recommendations for terrestrial and marine resources, USAKA can carry out its missions and minimize its impact on resources with this inventory. When the islands are handed back to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, we’ll [the U.S. Government] hand over the record to show how we managed the resources.” The inventory team consists of the following FWS personnel: Jeff Newman and Joshua Fisher inventory birds and look for terrestrial life, Kevin Foster inventories algae and invertebrates, and Nadiera Sukharj inventories sh. NOAA personnel are Dr. Steve Kolinski who surveys corals and Matt Parry who surveys sh. The team performs inventory projects all over the Pacific. For every hour they spend in the water or walking around the islands and reefs, they spend an additional two to three hours on data entry and analysis. Each trip usually lasts from 10 to 14 days. Each team member specializes in one area and then the data is put together to describe the condition of the area. The data is compiled into a report that will be sent to USAKA environmental engineers this spring. For the terrestrial inventory, Newman and Fisher walk the entire perimeter of each island counting and identifying bird species. After conducting an outside survey, they walk the interior of the island looking for birds, nests and evidence of predators. They record whether or not there are ants, wasps, rats, and skinks which can affect the bird populations. Based upon their observations, the team offers an assessment of the birds on each island and recommendations on improving the bird populations. Over time, the inventory can be used to assist in the management of populations. Newman said “Normally there are a lot of nests of black nape terns on Omelek. But we’ve come later this year, so it could just be that the season is over. The bird count is pretty average in comparison to other years. We found several hundred Black Noddy nests over the island with the majority of them on Kwadack.”Photo by Vanessa K. Peeden A diver inspects coral around Meck’s reef.Photo by Kevin Foster, Fish and Wildlife Service, Hawaii

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 9 According to Newman, there are only about 20 different species of birds in the Kwajalein Atoll. The largest diversity of birds can be found on Kwajalein and RoiNamur islands. This is due to the air elds and the water catchments which can help attract birds. It isn’t unusual to even nd ducks around the air elds.This was Fisher’s rst inventory on Kwajalein. He said, “These islands are unique because they’re infrequently visited and small. The potential to rid the smaller islands of rats would be positive for the birds and vegetation. With the right coordination and funding, getting rid of rats and ants is possible. Many new pest control products have a short half life and are safe enough to be used in areas that are populated. Reducing the number of predators could show results in increases of bird populations in only one breeding season.” The marine inventory is completed by laying a 25 meter transect on the reef. Matt Parry and Nadiera Sukharj lay the transect and conduct the reef sh survey rst. After they nish counting the sh in the transect they continue on along the reef walls and identify different species of sh in the area. Foster and Kolinski then move in and identify the mobile invertebrates, algae species, sponges, corals, their sizes and the density of each species within a ve meter spot. The biologists use source maps to develop environmental assessments for each island. The assessment is a ground truth check to see if the mission work done on the islands did or didn’t impact areas and what those impacts are. Foster has been involved in every inventory conducted in the Kwajalein Atoll. He said “No widespread destruction of habitat is commonly seen at all 11 islands, they appear to be stable.” What impacts there are can usually be attributed to some natural phenomenal. For instance, in 1998, the south east corner of Roi-Namur along Sally Point had a lot of sand accumulation which smothered some of the reef. The biologists determined the sand build-up was due to violent storms that year. This year’s inventory shows the reef along Sally Point has lots of little, new coral which is a positive sign that the reef is making a natural recovery. According to Foster, “The clarity of water resources that are here are spectacular. You’re quite lucky because there’s not a large dive tourist community here to damage the reefs.” While the biologists are conducting their inventories, they also assist in preservation. In years past the team has gotten large shing trawler nets off of reefs, and pieces of cowling and instrumentation from missions. This year a large, silver object was discovered on the reef off Meck. After determining what the object was and that it was safe to handle, a recovery operation was launched and the large aluminum sphere was cleared off the reef and transported back to Kwajalein. When asked how the reef life looked in comparison to previous inventories, Kolinski said “My gosh it was incredible! One meter to the next was different species. The wall of the lagoon side is amazing with a lot of crusty corals. There’s very high diversity off the ledges. It’s a nice ‘coral magic kingdom’”.According to Kolinski at least three of Kwajalein’s quarry pools have very nice coral communities where the corals have grown up to the surface and lled in. In at least one of the pools, 50-75 percent of the bottom is blanketed by a species of coral. There’s a healthy diversity of species repopulating the man-made pools. The team members all agreed that Kwajalein Atoll offers one of the best diversities of reef life available in the Marshall Islands. They also stated that keeping the population low in Kwajalein Atoll has helped to maintain the coral communities of the area.A White Tern sits on a branch on Omelek Island. A Black Noddy sits on her nest on Kwadack Island, one of many nests on the island.Photo by Jeff Newman, Fish and Wildlife Service, Hawaii Photo by Jeff Newman, Fish and Wildlife Serrvice, Hawaii Tridacna gigas (giant clam) being measured off Meck’s reef.Photo by Kevin Foster, Fish and Wildlife Service, Hawaii

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Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass 10Hourglass reports Kwajalein Range Services Public Works management held the second annual Public Works Employee Appreciation Celebration Party at Emon Beach on Nov. 20. The celebration acknowledges the outstanding efforts of all the Public Works departments (Utilities, Fire and Emergency Services, Planning, Engineering, Kwaj Operations, Meck Operations, Roi Operations) during FY 08. The festivities opened with a welcoming address by the Manager of Public Works, Fred McNickle, who welcomed all the guests and expressed his appreciation for the hard work and dedication given by all of the Public Works staff during the year. McNickle also thanked all of the employees who helped arrange and coordinate the activity. Special recognition was given to the two co-chairpersons who headed up the effort — Tennille DeMello and Donna Mayo who were presented with certi cates of appreciation and gift certi cates for local retail stores McNickle noted some of the major accomplishments of the group during the year: • Completion of over 200 projects valued at over $2.8 million • Completion of over 12,900 service orders at $2.96 million • Completion of 248 housing COOM efforts exceeding $500,000 All areas continually perform their duties in a professional and timely manner. The areas that continue to be successful in handling their standing operational orders include janitorial and custodial services, roads and grounds crews, the electrical technicians who stand required watches Public Works holds second annual employee appreciation day Nov. 20at the Kwajalein and Roi power plants and the water and waste water facilities personnel. Also included are the re ghters and re protection and prevention personnel. The housing operations staff handle family housing, unaccompanied personnel housing and billeting for TDY and visitors. The engineering personnel provide full support to all production areas and outside customer requests for technical support, estimating and design development. McNickle also stated that the group had over 2.4 million man hours without a lost time accident to date. The group’s OSHA incident rate of 1.3 for the year is well below the national average of 4.3 for similar types of work. In conclusion, McNickle read the statement from the government customer in the most recent Award Fee Board Report regarding Public Works, which received an excellent rating in both management and technical areas. The statement read, “The contractor’s performance in providing public works technical services signi cantly exceeds Performance Work Standards requirements resulting in performance that is in the excellent range. The contractor exhibited a high level of professionalism in the execution of the PWS requirements and exhibited responsiveness to U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site requests for Public Works services.” The introduction was followed by a ‘thank you’ in Marshallese by Matt Daggett, Deputy Program Manager for Logistics, and then a blessing in Marshallese was given by ‘Joe’ Jorlanin. After the food was served, the celebration concluded with the awarding of numerous prizes including bicycles, cooler chests, shing equipment, and other items as well as gift certi cates for local retail establishments.Public Works Department personnel enjoy the employee appreciation day held Nov. 20 at Emon Beach.Photo courtesy of Fred McNickle

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 11 Photos and Story courtesy of Thomas Burke, U.S. Naval Oceanagraphic Of ce.USS Kwajalein (CVE-98) was named for the World War II battle of Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands fought Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 1944. The Kwajalein was launched May 4, 1944, by the Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Wash., under a Maritime Commission contract sponsored by Mrs. Rudolf L. Johnson. The ship was acquired by the Navy June 7, 1944 and commissioned the same day with Comdr. R. C. Warrack in command. After a shakedown along the West Coast, Kwajalein cleared San Pedro on July 19, 1944, bound for Espiritu Santo with passengers and a cargo of fuel and planes. The vessel arrived on Aug. 3 and she sailed four days later to transport aircraft to Guam and to pick up salvaged Japanese equipment for intelligence studies in the United States. Following repairs at San Diego, Kwajalein got underway Oct. 7 for operations as a replenishment carrier. She loaded combat-ready aircraft at Manus and sailed for Eniwetok on Nov. 5 to replenish the carriers of Task Force 38 as they prepared for raids on Manila and the Visayas. Continuing operations from Ulithi, Kwajalein furnished the big carriers with the planes needed to drive the Japanese out of the Philippines. During January 1945, replacement aircraft roared from her decks to Task Force 38 attops for strikes on enemy air bases on Formosa and the China coast. Kwajalein returned to San Diego Feb. 23, 1945 for an overhaul and additional aircraft before resuming operations on March 9. From March to August, Kwajalein carried aircraft on three cruises from Pearl Harbor to the western Paci c keeping carrier-based air groups at full strength for the massive carrier raids on the Japanese home islands. With the cessation of hostilities Aug. 14, 1945, the carrier was assigned the task of returning Paci c veterans to the United States. She made four cruises to the Paci c Islands before arriving at San Pedro on Feb. 2, 1946, from her nal ‘MagicCarpet’ mission. On April 23, 1946, Kwajalein cleared San Pablo Bay for Mukilteo, Wash., arriving there three days later. She was decommissioned at Tacoma, Wa., Aug. 16, 1946, and joined the Paci c Reserve Fleet. Her name was struck from the Navy List April 1, 1960, and she was scrapped in Japan the following year. Kwajalein received two battle stars for World War II service. Bearing a proud nameCarrier escort was named for battle of Kwajalein during World War II USS Kwajalein at anchor at a Paci c island during World War II (note the ‘dazzle’ camou age). USS Kwajalein underway in 1944.

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Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass12Connor Hogan studies in France withthe Institute for International Education The 41st annual Santa’s Arrival Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is Saturday as follows: 5-5:15 p.m.: Santa arrives at the airport. Meet ocean-side o f t he term i nal. Remember that b i kes rollerblades scooters and skateboards are not allowed in the parade.  5:15-6 p.m.: Santa’s Parade. Join Santa and his merry band of elves on a parade to the downtown area for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.  6:15 p.m.-sunset 41st Annual Tree Lighting C eremon y featuring the high school band and choir and local dancers. Enjoy food and drink provided by Retail Services from 7 to 9 p.m. Downtown block party follows the tree-lighting ceremony with the community band playing holiday favorites. There will be in atables for children and special sales at the AAFES stores. Save with the AAFES Grand Opening Celebration, Dec 4-7, with extra savings from 6-9 p.m. Lots of prizes drawings to be held at 8:30 p.m. The PX/PXTra and Shoppette will be open until 9 p.m. Bates College News ReleaseConnor Hogan of Kwajalein, Marshall islands, is participating in the Bates College Junior Semester Abroad Program. Hogan, a French major, is studying in Nantes, France, through the Institute of International Education of Students. Students at Bates have the option of taking a semester or full year in a foreign country. Both programs provide them with opportunities to study and conduct research at their choice of hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the world. According to Associate Dean of Students Stephen Sawyer, the program director, the experience enhances students’ college careers by offering involvement in other cultures and experience with other languages. Some students at Bates enroll independently at the foreign university of their choice while others choose foreign-study programs through accredited American colleges. A dean’s list student, Hogan is the son of Gregory and Bonnie Hogan and a 2006 graduate of Nashoba Regional High School. Bargain Bazaar needs items for Ebeye shopper dayHourglass reportsAre you trying to clean the house for the holidays? Are you getting ready to make way for new toys and goodies for Christmas? Do you want to encourage your children’s gift-giving and sharing spirit? The Bargain Bazaar is in need of children’s items, books, toys, games, stuffed animals, dolls, cars, etc. The Yukwe Yuk Women’s Club is soliciting donations for an Ebeye Shopper Appreciation Day to be held by the Bargain Bazaar on Dec. 20. They need gently used items that are in good shape and clean. Please do not take any toy drive donations to the Bargain Bazaar, they have no room. The Girl Scouts will be receiving donations of used toys and children’s clothing for the toy drive on the AAFES porch on Dec. 1, 8, and 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If that time isn’t convenient for you, Vee Clarke has graciously offered to have her house be the drop off point for the donations. If she’s home, you can hand donations to her. If she’s not, then toys and children’s clothing items can be left in her carport in a garbage bag or box on Ocean Drive at Qtrs 241. She said you can start dropping things off anytime now. For more information contact Jenny Norwood at 54798.

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Dec. 5, 2008Left to right, Bonnie Hogan, Maryia deBrum and Lora Kendrick inspect fabric to be used by Marshallese dressmakers Kijji Jorlanin, standing, and Neiru Kaius.Marshallese sewing demonstration given Monday Article and photo by Dan AdlerMedia ManagerManit Day was held on Oct. 6 and part of the celebration was a sewing demonstration by Marshallese dressmakers from Ebeye. “The ladies were here for Manit Day and they are back by popular demand,” said Judy Kirchner, Marshallese Cultural Center director. “There was so much interest that many Kwajalein residents asked if they could come back for a repeat performance.” Kirchner spoke to the ladies on Manit Day and told them how much interest there was in their work. After Kirchner discussed it with the ladies, it was decided they would return this Monday for another demonstration. Six dressmakers were to be involved, but due to a family death, three of them could not come. The method used by the Marshallese is very distinct as they don’t use patterns. If someone wants a dress or some other item of apparel made, all the ladies need is measurements and they can sew a custom-made piece of clothing. “They sew using skills that many of us are unaccustomed to,” said Kirchner. She continued, “It was hard for us to get fabric for this demonstration as Christmas is coming and although there are hundreds of bolts of fabric on Ebeye, it’s all being saved to use for traditional Jebta uniforms for Christmas Day and for the Christmas in the Marshall Islands performance. Bonnie Hogan and I went from store to store and nally got them to sell us some of the fabric for today.” Kirchner isn’t sure when the sewers might return. It could possibly be in a few months. Anyone wishing to contact the dressmakers can call Maryia deBrum, 52601. Kirchner would also like the community to know that weaving demonstrations for baskets and other items are given from 3 to 5 p.m., Mondays, at the Marshallese Cultural Center. Kijji Jorlanin cuts a piece of fabric. 13

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Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass Sunday London broil Salmon croquettes Pork pimento Grill: Brunch station openMonday Hamburger steak Sweet-and-sour pork Bacon and cheese quiche Grill: Brunch station openWednesday Pan fried chicken Barbecued spareribs Mac and cheese Grill: Cajun burger Thursday Mambo pork roast Jerk chicken wings Sesame tofu/veggies Grill: Ham stackersDec. 12 Corned beef Irish lamb stew Tuna casserole Grill: Grilled cheeseCaf PacificSaturdayMinute steak Marinated salmon Chicken stewSundayShort ribs Chicken divan Vegetarian tofuMondayTostadas Beef pot pie Ahi casinoTuesdaySwiss steak Chicken nuggets Vegetarian lentilsThursdayHerb chicken Beef stew QuesadillasWednesdayCarved top sirloin Chicken Monterey Vegetable chow funTonightPancake supper Beef briskit Szechuan chickenSaturday Roasted Iowa chop Seseame ginger tofu Chicken nuggets Grill: N/ATuesday Meat lasagna Spinach mushroom Broccoli stir-fry Grill: Italian burger Lunch DinnerReligious 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.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 Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board and at Human Resources in Building 700. Job Listings for Contract Positions will be available at www.krsjv.com 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 www.krsjv.com. 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, GS-0326-6. Temporary position not to exceed two years. The employee provides clerical support to ensure ef cient of ce operations. The employee accomplishes various duties to provide essential of ce automation support and production. The employee performs a variety of assignments using the advanced functions of various database software packages. The employee prepares varied documents with complex formats using the advanced functions of word processing, desktop publishing, and other software types. The employee performs systems maintenance functions for electronic mail systems. The employee performs a variety of assignments using the advanced functions of one or more spreadsheet software packages. The employee performs a variety of secretarial and other clerical and administrative functions, using judgment to answer recurring questions and resolve problems. Apply at https://cpolwapp.belvoir.army.mil. 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. SPACEX LAUNCH SITE TECHNICIAN. Must have general mechanical experience and at least three years of air-conditioning experience. Call Sharon, 54775. WANTED 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 mjejuly@gmail.com HOUSING FOR visiting friend Feb. 14-25. Call 52540. LOSTWHITE CROCHET hook tool near elementary school a week ago. Call 52597. SCUBAPRO snorkel, black, at marina dip tank or fell out of trailer on way home. Call Jaime, 59987. FOUNDWOMENÂ’S READING glasses on path near Richardson Theater. Call 52169. YOUTH SWIM GOGGLES on Lagoon Road. Call 52110, work, or 52342, home. PATIO SALESSATURDAY, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Paci c Club. Huge sale. Toys, electronics, kitchen goods, room-size rugs childrenÂ’s clothes, shing stuff and gourmet food. MONDAY, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Quarters 216-A. PCS sale. BoyÂ’s clothes, toys, sports equipment, shelving, outdoor items, grill, carpet, dehumidi er, electronics and plants. MONDAY, 7 a.m.-?, Dome 176. Multi-family sale. Toys, clothes, kitchen appliances, household goods and medical scrubs. MONDAY, 8-11 a.m., Quarters 451-A (in back). Toys, shoes, household goods, computer parts and bike basket. MONDAY, 8:30 a.m.-?, Quarters 118-F. Kitchen items, VCR/ tape players, childrenÂ’s clothes, toys and 2 x 6 lumber. FOR SALE25-FOOT CATAMARAN with twin 115-horsepower Yamaha four-stroke engines, spacious deck, huge sh wells, great for shing, diving, cruising, etc., $45,000; drop-leaf dining room table with four chairs, $100; stocked wine rack with glasses, $75 and plants, $5-40. Call Kim, 51256, or see at Trailer 754 Monday. SOLID ROSEWOOD altar table, dark shade, two drawers with two doors with shelves inside, 36.5-inches wide by 16inches deep by 33-inches high, excellent condition, $450. Call 53640, 4:30-8 p.m. COMPLETE MATTING and framing business with a lot of materials and high end tools, $5,000. Call John, 59444, or Jay, 50172. X-BOX GAMES: Sneakers (E), Tony HawkÂ’s Pro Skater (T), Intellivision Lives! (E), ESPN Winter Sports (E), GAMECUBE/WII Game: Starsky & Hutch (T), $5 each. Call 50165. 24-FOOT GRADY WHITE Offshore powered by new Yamaha 115 motors, range of almost 300 miles on inboard fuel tanks, aluminum trailer, Lee outriggers, GPS, VHF radio, stereo, $45,000; Honda 1,000-watt generator, like new, $500; 12-inch green glass balls with nets $50. Call Dennis at 54489 or 51850. LARGE COMFY futon, $250; very nice futon love seat with large Ottoman, $275; plants, $1-25 and wine rack, $25. Call Kim, 51256. WOOD DECK. Call 54116 or 51427. GAMEBOY ADVANCED SP with charger, $40. Call 50165. XBOX GAMING SYSTEM, $60; GameCube gaming system, $50; Lego pirate ship (assembled), $10; weight lifting curling bars with weights, $25; cardioblades, $5; octopus holder, $1; Deep See scuba booties, menÂ’s 11, $5; air vent de ectors (2), $2; shing books (2), $5; cassette storage box, $5 and board games. Call 52517. TEMPURPEDIC QUEEN mattress/box springs and frame, $600 or best offer. Call 50767 or 55609. GREAT DIVE GEAR. Two medium-size BCDs, one brand new, two complete octopus and 80 dive tank, $650 takes all. Call 52725, before 7 p.m. FENDER CUSTOM Shop Stratocaster guitar, retail cost $2,500 and Fender Hot Rod deluxe amp, retail cost $650, will sell for $1,850 for both. Call 53925. ROSEWOOD OVAL TABLE, 38-inches wide, 60-inch length with an 18-inch extension leaf, $150; light colored wooden entertainment cabinet, 53-inches wide by 48-inches height, $95; light colored wooden end tables with le drawer, 17inches wide by 26-inches height, $20 each and queen-sized mattress and box springs with 12-inch risers, $150. Call 54613. HELP WANTED14

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The Kwajalein Hourglass Friday, Dec. 5, 2008  Saturday: Community Band Christmas Carol Concert, 7:30 p.m., beside the Shoppette  Monday: Community Choir Christmas Concert  Thursday: Junior/Senior High School Concert  Dec. 16: Elementary school Holiday ConcertAll performances except the Community Band Christmas Carol Concert will be at 7 p.m., in the high school multi-purpose room.HOLIDAY CONCERTSNICE 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. ICE CREAM MAKER, $20; bread maker, $30; two 8 x 10 decks, $50 each and plants, $5-25. Call 53496 or 51071. SCWHINN BMX bike, $30 and toaster oven/broiler/rotisserie, $30. Call 54230. PS2 SILVER INCLUDING 10 various games and 16MB memory card. $250; Guitar Hero for PS2, $80; all-in-one HP printer/copier/scanner and fax, $80; Conair two-sided round silver light up by battery or adapter mirror, $10 and travel-size ironing board including Iron, $30. Call Caroline, 58209(Tuesday-Saturday) or 50167. 4 GB Kingston USB 2.0 ash drive, brand new, still in the package, $20 and Gameboy Advanced SP with charger, $40. Call 50165. WII FIT. NEW IN BOX. never used, $95. Call 53351. PCS SALE. Boat, 21-foot fiberglass deep V-hull, 225horsepower Johnson V6 outboard, 50-gallon fuel tank, VHF radio, safety equipment, trailer, and boathouse on Lot #800, passenger carrying potential, $7,999 for all, includes eighthorsepower outboard backup motor. Call 59662. COMMUNITY NOTICESTHE BOWLING CENTER is featuring red pin bowling, 1-4 p.m., Sunday. Get a strike when the red pin is in the pole position and win a free game. INSANE GECKO POSSE is playing at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, at the Vets’ Hall. This is their only holiday gig as they are all heading off island at different times.They have some new songs, so come out and party with them if you feel like hearing some music this weekend. THE COMMUNITY is invited to a Christmas Nativity open house, 2-4 p.m., Monday, in the Religious Education Building. Free of charge. Light refreshments will be served. ALL RESIDENTS are invited to attend the Kwajalein Scuba Club meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the Paci c Club. JOIN THE HOBBY SHOP open house for hot cider and Christmas goodies, 6-8 p.m., Dec. 16. Holiday crafts will be on display and gift certi cates will be available. THERE IS STILL TIME to get a beautiful Christmas wreath. Call 52885 and the Cub Scouts will deliver to your door. The community is invited to a Christmas Nativity open house, 2-4 p.m., Monday, in the Religious Education Building. Free of charge. Light refreshments will be served. For information about sharing your nativity, call 54876, or e-mail mjejuly@gmail.com. 15 ADULT SWIM CLINIC: There will be an adult swim clinic at 9 a.m., Monday, at the adult pool. Basic stroke techniques and tips for improving your swimming skills will be presented. The clinic is open to adult swimmers of all swimming levels. Come prepared to get wet and practice your skills. Questions? Call Sarah at 53500, or Susan at 54778.Christmas trees from Washington State have arrived on Kwajalein. Call the high school at 52011 to get your very own. Delivery will begin at 4 p.m., Saturday.Children: Visit with Santa, 1-4 p.m., Monday, at Grace Sherwood Library. Parents, don’t forget your cameras. The library will also have special crafts for children.

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Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday 6:29a.m./7:03 p.m. 12:54 p.m./12:27 a.m. 10:05a.m., 2.6’ 3:42 a.m., 0.7’ 10:09 p.m., 3.0’ 3:51 p.m., 1.3’ Sunday 6:29 a.m./7:02 p.m. 1:34 p.m./1:13 a.m 11:31 a.m., 2.8’ 4:56 a.m., 0.7’ 11:36 p.m., 2.9’ 5:34 p.m., 1.2’ Monday 6:29 a.m./7:02 p.m. 2:17 p.m./2:02 a.m. 12:40 a.m., 3.3’ 6:05 a.m., 0.6’ 6:56 p.m., 0.8’ Tuesday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 3:03 p.m./2:54 a.m. 12:52 a.m., 3.0’ 7:03 a.m., 0.3’ 1:35 p.m., 3.8’ 7:59 p.m., 0.3’ Wednesday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 3:54 p.m./3:50 a.m. 1:54 a.m., 3.2’ 7:54 a.m., 0.0’ 2:23 p.m., 4.3’ 8:51 p.m., 0.2’ Thursday 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 4:52 p.m./4:52 a.m. 2:47 a.m., 3.4’ 8:41 a.m., 0.2’ 3:09 p.m., 4.7’ 9:39 p.m., 0.6’ Dec. 12 6:29 a.m./7:03 p.m. 5:56 p.m./5:58 a.m. 3:36 a.m., 3.5’ 9:27 a.m., 0.5’ 3:53 p.m., 5.0’ 10:25 p.m., 0.8’ Weather courtesy of RTS WeatherSaturday: Mostly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 12-16 knots. Sunday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: NE-ENE at 8-12 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: NE-E at 6-11 knots. Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 10-15 knots. Wednesday: Partly cloudy, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 10-15 knots. Thursday: Partly cloudy, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 10-15 knots. Dec. 12: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 10-15 knots. Annual total: 77.77 inches Annual deviation: -15.71 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. Sun  Moon  Tides Sun rise/set Moon rise/set High Tide Low Tide16 a re cordially invited to the Kwajalein / Ebeye Women's Holi d E xchange and dinner, 6-9:30 p.m., Dec. 13, in the high sch purpose room. Tickets are $25. It is not too late to g et yo u k ets! We'd love to have you join us! It's a f un evening, an d of the few opportunities we have to mingle with ladies fro m r host nation. I f y ou don't have a ticket order f orm, just pu a check for $ 25 in the mail to the YYWC, Box 448, with a n ote that it is for the C hristmas Exchan g e. You will then g et a ticket in the mail and a sheet that gives you all the information you would need to know. Y okwe Y uk Women’s Clu b T h e c o m m a n d e r o f R o n a l d The commander of Ronald R e a g a n B a l l i s t i c M i s s i l e Reagan Ballistic Missile D e f e n s e T e s t S i t e a t K w a j a l e i n Defense Test Site at Kwajalein A t o l l r e q u e s t t h e h o n o r o f y o u r Atoll request the honor of your p r e s e n c e a t t h e 2 0 0 8 R T S presence at the 2008 RTS W i n t e r F o r m a l S u n d a y Winter Formal, Sunday, D e c 2 1 i n t h e K w a j a l e i n Dec. 21, in the Kwajalein H i g h S c h o o l M u l t i P u r p o s e High School Multi-Purpose R o o m R e c e i v i n g l i n e a t 6 : 3 0 Room. Receiving line at 6:30 p m D i n n e r a t 7 p m p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. R S V P b y D e c 1 2 t o R.S.V.P by Dec. 12 to P r o t o c o l 5 4 9 3 2 o r P u b l i c Protocol, 54932, or Public A f f a i r s O f f i c e r 5 1 4 0 4 Affairs Officer, 51404. M i l i t a r y : D r e s s o r M e s s B l u e s Military: Dress or Mess Blues w i t h m e d a l s with medals C i v i l i a n : F o r m a l Civilian: Formal $ 4 0 p e r p e r s o n / c a s h b a r $40 per person/cash bar