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The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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A f t e r c o n d u c t i n g f i v e l a u n c h e s o v e r t h e After conducting five launches over the p a s t f i v e y e a r s t h e S p a c e X p r o g r a m i s past five years, the SpaceX program is l e a v i n g K w a j a l e i n F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 3 leaving Kwajalein. For more, see page 3. P h o t o f r o m H o u r g l a s s a r c h i v e s Photo from Hourglass archives

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2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 THE KWAJALEIN HOURGLASS 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 of cial views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army or USAKA. It is published Saturdays in accordance with Army Regulation 360-1 and using a network printer by Kwajalein Range Services editorial staff. Phone: Defense Switching Network 254-2114; Local phone: 52114 Printed circulation: 1,200 E-mail: hourglass@smdck.smdc.army.mil Commanding Of cer ....Col. Joseph Gaines Sergeant Major.............Sgt. Maj. Hohn Wolf Public Affairs Of cer ...............Ruth Quigley Managing Editor ....................Sheila Gideon Associate Editor ...............Catherine Layton Media Specialist......................Shawn Brady Media Specialist..........................Eva Seelye Thumbs Up! Rumor: Accompanied personnel and their families will not be allowed to dine at Cafe Paci c once renovations begin. This is true. Only meal card holders and TDY personnel will be allowed to dine at Cafe Paci c once renovations begin. The dates for renovations have not been nalized, but the community will be noti ed when this goes into effect. Marshallese are actively involved in USAKA sports programs. Their participation raises both the level of competition and number of teams in the league. Getting involved in sports is a great way to get to know our neighbors better. Ikkure play Bool ball Ri-ikkure players Iakiu softball Limo fun... to Chuck Corway for driving the shuttle bus to and from the Vet’s Hall New Year’s Eve and getting everyone home safely. It was very much appreciated! The Return of the TradesDry season trade winds are one of the de ning weather features of the Marshall Islands. The winter of 2010-2011 did not have seasonable trade winds and was unseasonably wet with many dry-season thunderstorms. The normal monthly mean wind speeds are: October – 9 mph; November – 13 mph and December – 17 mph. As the sun moves south, the band of thunderstorms caused by solar heating moves with it into the southern hemisphere. This increases the pressure gradient between Kwajalein and Wake Island, and causes the trade winds to accelerate. The recent spate of Small Craft Advisories show this is already happening, and will continue through March 2012. Photo by Sheila Gideon

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3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 SpaceX personnel give U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site framed patches of each Falcon 1 launch made at USAKA and a statue of the Falcon 1. Left to right is: RTS Director Lt. Col. Dean Wiley, SpaceX Senior Lead Technician Travis Helton, SpaceX Technician Carl Solomon, SpaceX Technician Simon Solomon and RTS NonCommissioned Officer Master Sgt. James Albrecht. Patches of each Falcon 1 launch at USAKA over the past five years, given by SpaceX to USAKA/RTS. The Falcon Heavy is three Falcon 9’s put together – a total of 27 engines. The Falcon Heavy program will continue at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.Photo courtesy of SpaceX p r o g r a m d e p a r t s K w a j a l e i n program departs Kwajalein SpaceX employees worked hard over the past few months to clean up Omelek and remove all their equipment. They have turned Omelek completely back to its natural state. Senior Lead Technician Travis Helton led the project and departed Kwajalein Monday to begin work at SpaceX’s commercial center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The decision to leave USAKA was because SpaceX decided to move into their Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy projects which involve much larger launch vehicles. “We did some research into possibly doing Falcon 9 out here, but after our last two ights of Falcon 9 we saw what it would take and that’s not possible out here,” Helton explained. Logistics to get needed supplies to USAKA in order to launch Falcon 9 turned out to be too much of a challenge. Helton stated SpaceX feels they accomplished what they had set out to do qualify the engines. They were able to see their performance and tweak them after each launch. The rst two launches of Falcon 9 used nine of the same engines as Falcon 1; as a result of testing done at Omelek, they performed beautifully, said Helton. Reagan Test Site supported each SpaceX launch with optics, telemetry and radars. “From an RTS perspective, we’re certainly sorry to see [SpaceX] go,” said Lt. Col. Dean Wiley, RTS Director. “We’ve enjoyed working with the SpaceX program and we look forward to working with [them] in the future.” As for the future of SpaceX, Helton said they may set up another commercial site with a small rocket and USAKA is de nitely on their list of choices for locations. “We thought about keeping storage out here,” he said, “but there were concerns about … mold. So we decided to just clean up what we’ve got and in the future we might think about coming back.”Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorAfter ve years at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, the SpaceX program is moving on. While at USAKA, SpaceX launched ve vehicles from Omelek. All launches were with the Falcon 1 launch vehicle. Respective dates of the launches were: March 24, 2006; March 21, 2007; Aug. 3, 2008; Sept. 29, 2008 and Aug. 14, 2009.

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4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 USAKA aids Ebeye with water deliveryBy Sheila Gideon Managing EditorIn unfortunate timing right before Christmas, the reverse osmosis high pressure pump failed at the Ebeye water plant. Having no spare and forced to wait for one to be own in, Romeo Alfred, Ebeye Kwajalein Atoll Joint Utility Resources manager, contacted U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll host nation of ce to request a water delivery. The rst request was made Dec. 23. Stan Jazwinski, Kwajalein Range Services manager of liquid systems, organized his team to prepare for the delivery. He and his team pumped 141,000 gallons of drinking water into the water barge. This is the same barge used to transport water to Meck. The barge is usually towed by the tug boat; however, on that day the tug Mystic was being used for the RoiNamur supply run. The marine department quickly came up with an alternative, using the Great Bridge to tow the barge to Ebeye. The delivery was made on Dec. 24.A second request for water was made on Dec. 27; however, since that was an observed business The Names of KwajaleinHolmberg Fairways named after Kwajalein commanderEditor’s note: The following information was taken from an original article written by Gene Simms in 2005.During the buildup of Kwajalein in the early 1960s, one of the big problems at Carlos was the inability to get sea craft up alongside the newly constructed dock. It was always a gamble whether a small boat could get alongside the dock because of the almost constant high waves that rolled in across the lagoon. The whole arrangement was dangerous and after a couple of bad accidents, the U.S. Navy decided something had to be done. It was Capt. Paul Holmberg who came up with the idea to build a breakwater and protect the dock area. The Navy was hard-pressed for money and, besides, all the heavy RIP-RAP (rock) was being diverted from the quarry on South Loi to the Kwajalein lagoonside shoreline expansion for the ZAR, TACMAR, JTO buildings and the new precision power plant. Holemberg came up with the idea of using the old concrete hulk called the Chromite that was just sitting in the Majuro Lagoon. The Chromite was towed to Carlos and beached in front of the existing pier. The rest is history and the old barge has served the island of Ennylabagen well for many years. Holmberg received the Navy Commendation Medal in October 1963 for a number of signi cant things he did while commander of Kwajalein. In the commendation was a small notation about his being responsible for “converting a 300-foot abandoned, motorless, concrete lighter ship into a breakwater at great cost saving to the U.S. Navy and the safety of station personnel.” Holmberg Fairways was named after the former Kwajalein commander and is now host to avid golfers and outdoorsmen of Kwajalein. The Chromite acts as a breakwater for Carlos Island.Photos from Hourglass archivesholiday, the request was not recognized until the next day. Jazwinski quickly reorganized his staff in order to ll the request. This ll happened more slowly due to the location of the water barge at the marina. The barge was lled with 138,000 gallons of potable water and transported to Ebeye by the tug boat the morning of Dec. 29.The water barge is near it’s max hold at around 140,000 gallons. It can take anywhere between 6 hours (if all runs smoothly) to 24 hours to ll a water request for delivery. Holmberg Fairways was named after Capt. Paul Holmberg.

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5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 Photo by Eva Seelye Then and Now “Kwaj Lodge” M i l i t a r y Military C a s u a l t i e s CasualtiesThree Soldiers died supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Dec. 27 in Paktia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were Sgt. Noah M. Korte, 29, of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; Spc. Kurt W. Kern, 24, of McAllen, Texas; and Pfc. Justin M. Whitmire, 20, of Easley, S.C. Petty Of cer Stacy O. Johnson, 35, of Rolling Fork, Miss., died July 18 while supporting operations in Bahrain. Johnson was a masterat-arms assigned to Naval Security Force Bahrain. Spc. Pernell J. Herrera, 33, of Espanola, N.M., died Dec. 31 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a non-combat incident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, Santa Fe, N.M. Photo by Eva Seelye Photo from Hourglass archives Photo from Hourglass archivesThe Kwaj Lodge was built in the 1960s as a place to house transient visitors at Kwajalein. Temporary duty visitors most often v isit U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll for missions; however, billeting is also offered to visiting dignitaries or visitors here on a 480 form. T here are 36 rooms at the Kwaj Lodge, most with two twin-size beds and others with doubles; they include what you would find in most hote l rooms: TV, night stand, dresser, alarm clock and coffee maker. The rooms on the south end of the building have shared bathrooms while rooms on the north end have private baths. There is one room reserved for distinguished visitors equipped with a king-siz e bed, big-screen TV, sofa and private bath; the other DV rooms have queen-size beds. Rates are reasonable, around $109 a night. In 19 98-99, renovations were done to the 72 rooms above Macy’s; this is where overflow from the Kwaj Lodge are housed during busy months. T he Kwaj Lodge is run by contractor housing services.

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6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012

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7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 Photos and graphic design by Sheila Gideon

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8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 DISPATCH FROM ROI Above are two more photos submitted for the Roi-Namur photo contest last year. Left is a bird pile photo by Joe Coleman. Right is a green clam shot by Jim Bennett. Starting Tuesday, KRS Property Management will conduct a physical inventory of appliances in accompanied housing on Kwajalein. Please arrange to be at home between 5-6 p.m. during the scheduled dates below to let the team into your residence. See map at left to determine which phase your quarters falls into. Phase 1: (West side of Lagoon): Tuesday through Saturday Palm St. to Heliotrope St. – Tuesday Heliotrope St. to Poinsettia St. – Wednesday Poinsettia St. to Lagoon Rd. – Thursday Phase 2: (East side of Lagoon): Jan. 18-21 Phase 3: (North of High School): Jan. 24-28 Phase 4: (Dome housing): Jan. 31-Feb. 4 Contact Manny Munoz at 53399 or e-mail at Manuel. Munoz.ctr@smdck.smdc.army.mil if you have any questions or concerns. Your support will be greatly appreciated.Physical Inventory

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9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 Submit your own photo! E-mail it to hourglass@smdck.smdc.army.mil.From Sheila Gideon From Lisa Shier From Eva Seelye From Billy Abston From Amy Moore From Lisa Shier From Eva Seelye From Sheila Gideon

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10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 Religious ServicesCatholic 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Small Chapel 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel Protestant 11 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel Roi-Namur service at 7 p.m., Friday Latter-day Saints 10 a.m., Sunday, CRC Room 3 Jewish Second Friday of the month in the REB. Times will vary. Contact the chaplain’s of ce at 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 Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board. Full job descriptions and requirements for contract openings are located online at www.krsjv.com. 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 aid, medical of ce, substitute teacher and HR temp pool of ce support. Questions, call 54916. BERRY AVIATION is looking for an Administrative Assistant II, Grade 7, on-island hire. Job duties include facility/safety inspections, health surveys, safety/orientation training, and property/key custodian duties. Contact Kathy Bull for a full job description at Kathy.Bull.ctr@smdck.smdc.army.mil or call 54547. Resume must be submitted no later than Jan. 17. LOSTBLUE INSULATED BAG with blue water bottle, Christmas Day at the ARC. Call 52733. MAUI JIM SUNGLASSES along Lagoon Rd., across the street from the re station. Call Mike at 55334 if found. FOUNDGIRL’S FLIP FLOPS, left between Heliotrope and Poinsettia. Call 51057 to claim. PAIR OF EARBUD headphones on the road. Call 51057 to claim. WANTEDBABY GATES to block a new toddler from going up and down stairs. Call Mike at 55334. PATIO SALEMONDAY, 7-10 a.m., quarters 134-D. Household goods. SATURDAY, Jan. 14, 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in grassy area between 6th Street and Lagoon Road. FOR SALEUSED CERAMIC set of dishes for 8-10 people, big plates, small plates, cups and bowls, beige background with red owers, $30. Call 50165. JBL ELITE Sawed-Off Woody Mag with break-away spearhead, mahogany, new, $300. Call 56828 and leave a message. TWO INDOOR ceiling fans, $50 each; Primex kayak transporter, $50; outdoor plastic storage cabinet, $15; Drinkwell pet fountain, $10; kitchen stool, $5; antique clock, $2; outdoor lounge chairs, $10; indoor HEPA air lter, $5; Sun bike pedal crank tool, $10; Tiki torches, free; travel pillows, oater with pump, $5; Epson atbed scanner, $20 and assorted plants. Call 54632. WOMEN’S SUN BIKE, excellent condition, $150. Call 52653. TWO BLUE Eddie Bauer couches, best offer; Uniden phone and answering maching with two extra handsets, 2 months old, $40 and ve-shelf black audio tower, $175. Call 52525. HP LAPTOP, Core II Duo, 2 GB RAM, 300 GB HD, DVD writer, Wireless G, built-in modem, clean install and documentation, $200; Sun 3-speed with trailer, Kwaj condition, $150 and hydraulic lift, wheeled, secretary chair, $35. Call 52679 or 50942. LA-Z-BOY COUCH, excellent condition, pull down drink tray, autumn leaf pattern, $400. Contact John at 59444 or 59539. RYAN’S ROOM wood dollhouse with family and furniture, $150 or best offer; children’s’ ballet/dance leotards, tights, ballet and tap shoes; new Stride Rite baby girl shoes, 7M; little girls porcelain tea set, in basket, $10; new girls pink sandals, size 13, $10 and Hunter air puri er, $20. Call 51815. KLM STEREO SPEAKERS, $200; home theater system, 5.1 surround sound, KLM speakers and Yahama receiver/amp, $600; sailing harness tether, $50; aluminum bike frame and three wheels, $60; vacuum cleaner, $50; bookshelf, $30; clock/radio/ CD player, $10; available late January: microwave, $75 and Canon MP350 printer/scanner/fax with spare ink, $75. Call 52243. BRAUN MEN’S shaver with cleaning station, cleaning gel and extra head, $75; ladies golf clubs, cart, bag and accessories, $50; plastic shelving and storage crates, $2-$10; men’s large slip on split ns, $10 and VCR, $15. Call 54173 after 6 p.m. MICROWAVE, small, ts nicely in BQ, 4 months old, $40; tall wooden bookcase with adjustable shelves, 80x31x11-inches, ts in BQ closet, $30; large rectangular bike basket with attachment hardware, $10 and two large framed art prints, $30 each. E-mail j edetwiler@gmail.com for photos or call work, 51511; or home, 51471. GOLF CLUBS: Max-Fli #4,PW, SW, AW, #3 hybrid, #3 fairway wood; Ping Rapture driver, 9 deg., Taylor Made Rossa putter, #3 hybrid and #3 fairway wood,13 deg., Bagboy SC600 cart and Bagboy revolver bag, $150. Call 52597 STAR WARS and other assorted Lego sets, $75 or best offer. Call 51815. PCS SALE. Bo Bike, good condition, $30; Little Tykes easy store large picnic table, $30; Little Tykes Makin Mud Pies play set, $10; baby backpack, $5; Colombia 300 Wrath XP bowling ball, 16 pounds, $20; 16-inch “Cars” boys bike, $25 and 4-shelf outdoor plastic shelving, $5. Call 50747 after 5 p.m. MAROON LOVESEAT with ottoman and pullout twin bed, good for BQ’s, $300 and large closet organizer, ts in BQ closet, $50. Call Amber at 53851. LA-Z-BOY RECLINER $20; coffee table, $5 and ottoman, $5. Call 51480. INFANT CAR SEAT, $10; Rose Art Smart Easel, $15; Kid Kraft 2-in-1 Lego activity table with storage, $20; pirate ship with accessories, $7; VHS movies: Baby Einstein and Disney; DVD seasons: C.S.I. seasons 1-3, Alias seasons 1-3, Dead Zone season 1, Chappelle Show season 2, Army Wives seasons 1-2. Call 55176. COMMUNITY NOTICESKWAJALEIN SWIM TEAM starts the spring 2012 season on Monday. Registration forms have been e-mailed to former participants and there will be forms at the pool Monday. You may also request a Caf Pacific Lunch DinnerSunday Brunch Station Open Smoked Ham Crab Benedict Thursday Fried Chicken Short Rib Stew Corn Bread Jan. 14 Roasted Iowa Chop Chicken Nuggets Chef’s Choice Entree Thursday Roast Pork Beef Fajitas Chicken Enchiladas Wednesday Steamship Round Coconut Chicken Pinto Beans Friday Clam Chowder Roast Turkey Mashed Potatoes Friday Pancake Supper Beef Brisket Stir-fry Monday Brunch Station Open Beef Tips Ham Marco Polo Wednesday Philly Cheese Steak Chicken Pot Pie Pasta ala Pesto Sunday Spaghetti Veal Alfredo Chef’s Choice Entree Monday Sweet and Sour Pork Chicken Hekka Korean Beef Tuesday Meatball Stroganoff BBQ Chicken Egg Noodles Tuesday Sloppy Joe’s Chicken Breast Stir-fry Jan. 14 Mahi Mahi Minute Steak Chicken Stew K a r a o k e a t t h e Karaoke at the O c e a n V i e w Ocean View C l u b r e s u m e s Club resumes 8 p m t o 8 p.m. to 1 : 3 0 a m 1:30 a.m., S u n d a y n i g h t Sunday night. Q u e s t i o n s c a l l Questions, call T e d a t 5 3 3 3 8 Ted at 53338.

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11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 form from kwajswimteam@hotmail.com Practices start at 8:15 a.m. for ages 13 and older, 9:30 a.m. for ages 9-12 and 10:30 a.m. for ages 8 and under. Questions, call Amy at 52681. THE KWAJALEIN POLICE DEPARTMENT will be conducting rearms training at the Small Arms Range from noon-5 p.m., Tuesday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday. Questions, contact the Kwajalein Police Department at 54452. THE NEXT KWAJALEIN Scuba Club meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the Paci c Club. Don’t forget to wear a dive shirt for extra points. IF YOU WANT to be a paid KSA basketball of cial or scorekeeper for the 2012 basketball season, plan to attend the KSA meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, in room 10 at the elementary school. We will also provide training during the 3-on-3 tournament Jan. 16. SAS IS HOLDING it’s monthly recreation event, the Pumpkin Roll Cooking Class 6-7:30 p.m., Friday. Registration ends Thursday; hurry down to the CYSS Registration Of ce and see Micah to sign up. Questions, contact CYSS at 52158 or e-mail June Walker at walkerj@smdck.smdc.army.mil. THE ARMY VETERINARIAN will be on island from this Wednesday through Jan. 16. There are limited surgery times and appointments available. Contact Jenny at 52017. KSA HOOP FEST, 3-on-3 basketball tournament has been rescheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 16, at the CRC. Entry fees for teams: KSA members, $25, non-members, $35. Sign up your team by emailing Tarah at kwajaleinsports@gmail.com or call 52280. ISLAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL presents an introduction to the Alpha Course ( www.alpha.org ), from 5:30–7 p.m., Jan. 18. Join us for dinner and a DVD introduction to the course. Childcare provided for all ages and dinner is included. Contact the Chapel at 53505 with questions. THE JANUARY KWAJALEIN School Advisory Council public meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Jan. Caf Roi FridayJamaican Chicken Blackened Cod Red PotatoesWednesday Grilled Top Sirloins Ahi Tuna Baked Potatoes SundayBrunch Station Open Citrus Coriander Wahoo ChickenThursday Hot Dog Bar Chicken Fricassee Onion Rings Jan. 14Philly Cheese Steak BLT Macaroni and CheeseThursday Roi Fried Chicken Shepherd’s Pie Mashed Potatoes Friday Tacos Beef Tamales Refried Beans MondayBrunch Station Open BBQ Brisket Fried Pork ChopsWednesday Ruben Sandwich Garlic Chicken Cajun Rice SundayThai Beef Chicken Fried NoodlesMonday Braised Beef Ragu Chicken Breast Creamy Polenta Tuesday Roast Chicken Whole Short Ribs Grilled Vegetables Tuesday Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap Chicken Fried Steak Jan. 14 Sausage and Peppers Chicken Alfredo Cheesy Garlic BreadLunch Dinner18, in the Elementary School Coconut room. The public is invited to attend. THE 2012 BASKETBALL season runs Jan. 31 to March 17. Registration ends Jan. 20. The cost is $100 and all registered teams must provide an of cial. There will be a mandatory managers’ meeting at 5 p.m., Jan. 20. Basketball Of cials Clinic is at 5 p.m., Jan. 26 in the CRC Gym. Anyone interested and all team of cials should plan to attend. Questions, call Community Activities at 53331. WINTER BOWLING LEAGUE is Jan. 25 to March 14 on Wednesday nights. Cost is $70 with shoe rental and $60 without. Register your four-person team or sign up as a free agent. Registration ends Jan. 21. Sign up at the Community Activities of ce. Questions, call 53331. THE LEARN TO SWIM program will run from Feb. 1-24 at the Family Pool. Levels 1-2 will swim from 3:45-4:15 p.m. and levels 3-5 will swim from 4:30-5 p.m. The cost is $50 and children must be over the age of 4. You can sign up at the Community Activities Of ce anytime before Jan. 28. Hurry up, space is limited. Call Mark at 52848 with any questions. YOUTH TENNIS is coming up for all youth from age 7 through grade 6. Registration is open Tuesday through Jan. 31; the season runs from Feb. 22-March 23. The cost is $40 per child. Contact Katie at 53796 with questions. INNER-TUBE WATER POLO season play is Feb. 7 to March 24. Registration is Tuesday through Jan. 27 at the CA Of ce. Cost is $100 and each team is required to provide an of cial for season play. Mandatory Manager’s Meeting at 5 p.m., Jan. 27. Questions, call 53331. 2011 VENDOR’S LICENSES have expired. Renew your license for 2012 if you plan on continuing to operate your business or offer your service. There is no grace period. COMMUNITY Activities equipment rental reservations are being accepted for 2012. If you have a party, club event or special celebration, come by CA to make your reservation. Payment is required prior to reservations being con rmed. If there is a small craft advisory or winds above 20 knots, tent rentals are subject to cancellation. SKATE PARK is closed for repairs. Please contact Mark Houseman at 52848 with questions. KRS/CMSI/BAI Health and Welfare Bene ts Plan Participants 2012 Aetna Insurance cards: Your existing member ID card is 100 percent valid for coverage. However, members will receive new ID cards for the following situations: new enrollee to either KRS, CMSI, BAI; name change; new dependent added to the plan; plan change from HealthFund/ HRA to PPO, or vice versa. Contact Aetna by phone at 1-800-231-7729, or e-mail at agbservice@aetna. com for assistance. IS TRAINING offers free adult computer classes. For more information, e-mail it.training@smdck. smdc.army.mil or call 50787. SAFELY SPEAKING. Falls from portable ladders can cause injuries ranging from sprains to death. To avoid all hazards, inspect ladders prior to use and follow the procedures outlined in SPI 1456, Use, Storage, and Handling of Ladders. E-TALK. Waste disposal into the ocean isn’t permitted. Keep the ocean clean and be rewarded with beautiful water and plentiful sh! HAND SAFETY. Select tools that will keep your wrist straight to avoid repetitive motion or overuse problems. T h e W o o d s h o p S a f e t y The Woodshop Safety O r i e n t a t i o n c l a s s h a s Orientation class has b e e n m o v e d t o 6 p m been moved to 6 p.m., T u e s d a y d u e t o t h e Tuesday, due to the h o l i d a y l a s t w e e k C o s t holiday last week. Cost i s $ 1 0 p e r p e r s o n C a l l is $10 per person. Call 5 1 7 0 0 t o s i g n u p 51700 to sign up. All island ladies are invited to start the new year with CWF’S monthly luncheon, noon, Sunday, at the Religious Education Building. No need to bring anything except yourself.If you are interested in taking the Armed Services Vocational Battery (ASVAB) Military Entrance Exam, contact the Host Nation Of ce at 52103 or 54848 or by e-mail to Michael. Sakaio@smdck.smdc.army.mil or William.White@smdck.smdc.army.mil. The ASVAB will be administered on the following dates and locations: • 8-11 a.m., Jan. 18: Student Test, Ebeye High Schools and Ebeye Public School. • 1-4 p.m., Jan. 18: Military Entrance Test for Ebeye residents between ages 18 to 41, at Ebeye Public School. • 8-11 a.m., Jan. 19: Student Test, Ebeye High Schools, Ebeye Public School. • 1-4 p.m., Jan. 19: Military Entrance Test for Kwajalein residents and C-badge workers between ages 18 to 41, at CRC Room 1. • 8-11 a.m., Jan. 20: Student Test, Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School, at CRC Room 1.

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12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 16 – 22 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 15 – 21 knots. Tuesday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 15 – 21 knots. Wednesday: Partly cloudy, <10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 14 – 19 knots. Thursday: Partly cloudy, <10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 14 – 19 knots. Friday: Partly cloudy, <10 percent showers. Winds ENE at 14 – 19 knots 2011 Rainfall total: 119.02 inches Yearly deviation: + 25.30 inchesCall 54700 for updates forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com.Visit the Hourglass Sharepoint site on the KwajWeb to nd information about your weekly newspaper. You can nd out how you can contribute photos and submit articles, nd forms for new arrivals and departures, and view classi ed ads. Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High Tide Low Tide Sunday 7:06 a.m./6:45 p.m. 5:47 p.m./5:49 a.m. 3:48 a.m., 3.2’ 9:36 a.m., -0.1’ 3:58 a.m., 4.4’ 10:24 p.m., -0.5’ Monday 7:06 a.m./6:45 p.m. 6:41 p.m./6:40 a.m. 4:21 a.m., 3.5’ 10:11 a.m., -0.3’ 4:31 p.m., 4.7’ 10:55 p.m., -0.7’ Tuesday 7:07 a.m./6:46 p.m. 7:35 p.m./7:30 a.m. 4:53 a.m., 3.7’ 10:45 a.m., -0.5’ 5:04 p.m., 4.9’ 11:27 p.m., -0.8’ Wednesday 7:07 a.m./6:46 p.m. 8:28 p.m./8:18 a.m. 5:26 a.m., 3.8’ 11:19 a.m., -0.5’ 5:37 p.m., 4.9’ 11:59 p.m., -0.8’ Thursday 7:07 a.m./6:47 p.m. 9:21 p.m./9:05 a.m. 6:00 a.m., 3.9’ 11:54 a.m., -0.5’ 6:10 p.m., 4.8’ Friday 7:08 a.m./6:47 p.m. 10:13 p.m./9:51 a.m. 6:36 a.m., 3.9’ 12:33 a.m., 0.7’ 6:46 p.m., 4.5’ 12:31 p.m., 0.0’ Jan. 14 7:08 a.m./6:48 p.m. 11:06 p.m./10:37 a.m. 7:15 a.m., 3.8’ 1:08 a.m., 0.5’ 7:24 p.m., 4.1’ 1:12 p.m., 0.0’