The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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T h i s 2 9 1 p o u n d m a r l i n c a p t u r e d t h e This 291-pound marlin captured the S u n d a y S e r i e s C h a l l e n g e w i n l a s t Sunday Series Challenge win last w e e k F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 5 week. For more, see page 5. P h o t o b y T r u d y B u t l e r Photo by Trudy Butler Pictured from left are Rick Hill, Danny Bittner, Skip Bonham and Vernon Adcock.


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 4, 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: 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 Rumor: The Weather and Roller channels are going to be combined and Channel 13 will be used to air local programming and movies.This is an idea that has been considered, but isn’t ready for implementation. The biggest issue is nding enough programming to run 24 hours a day without repeating too much in a day. The Kwaj AFN station is in possession of some archived “Window on the Atoll” programming and has found some out-of-copyright movies. This project is on hold until more material can be found. Interest from residents in local broadcasts will partly determine feasibility. Anyone who would like to submit local video for something like this should contact the Public Affairs of ce at 54932 or e-mail The National Anthem of the Marshall Islands will be sung at the Kwajalein Atoll Memorial Day ceremony on Ebeye Thursday. Here are the Marshallese lyrics and an English translation.“Forever Marshall Islands” Ae-lon eo ao ion lo—me-to; Einwot wut ko loti ion dren e-lae Kin me-ram in Me-kar jen ijo—i-lan; Erreo an romak ioir kin me—ram—in mour; Iltan pein A—nij ewel-eo—sim woj; Kejolit kij kin ijin ji-kir e-mol; Ijja-min I-lok jen in ao-le-mo ran; Anij an ro je-mem wo-nak-ke im kej ram-mon Ae-lin kein am. English My island lies o’er the o-cean; Like a wreath of flowers upon the sea; With a light of Mekar from far a-bove; Shining with the brilliance of rays of life; Out Fa-ther’s wondrous cre-a-tion; Bequeathed to us, our Motherland; I’ll never leave my dear home sweet home;God of our forefathers protect and bless forever Marshall Islands.— Music and lyrics by first president Amata Kabua ... to Laura Pasquarella-Swain for locating and mailing prescription sunglasses left by a crew member of an already departed visiting vessel. He’s most grateful! ... to the man who stopped mowing grass off Lagoon Rd. Tuesday every time a biker would pass by. It’s nice to see someone putting safety rst, even if it means taking longer to nish your work. A job well done!Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!... to people who mow their lawn at 6:30 a.m. on the weekend. It is very loud in a dome home! ... to the dome area residents who frequently cut their grass at daybreak on the weekends. Some people do not appreciate being awakened by the sound of a lawnmower on days they plan to sleep in.


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012Article and photo by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorThe new general manager for the Kwajalein Exchange arrived Jan. 21 and came with plenty of retail experience – try 26 years. Jeff Sweetenburg took his chance at island life with his wife Ingrid and son Joshua, 12. They just came from a 3-year stay at Ft. Campbell, Ky.; however, most of his career has been spent overseas, particularly in Germany.Time overseas has helped prepare Sweetenburg for the challenges he is likely to face here. He is accustomed to facing a language barrier and long lead times for merchandise to arrive. He realizes if he does not supply products at the Exchange, we cannot simply go to another store for our needs. “Believe me,” he said, “I live in the community. So, I know what a person needs.” He has already been in the warehouse digging for those critical items to get them on the shelves. Stocking the facilities is Sweetenburg’s initial task. “My goal right now is just to get them full,” he commented. He is looking at changing how and when the stores are restocked. He said he is already seeing some improvement, but would prefer to pick up the pace. He is not worried about being able to bring the stores back to life. All he asks is for some time to do so. “Everything that’s possible to do to make an improvement, I’m more than willing to do.” So far, he and his family are enjoying their time on Kwajalein. He is looking forward to getting his boat license and taking his son out shing. “I think it’s a wonderful place,” he commented. “The people are nice. You couldn’t ask for better weather. … I really enjoy it. I’ll like it even better this time next month because I’ll have made some accomplishments.”Jeff Sweetenburg is the new Kwajalein Exchange general manager. His first goal is to restock the stores. Great Bridge crew save 101 stranded near LibBy Maj. Stephen Parrish and Ruth M. Quigley USAKA Operations/USAKA Public Affairs USAKA’s Great Bridge was called into action on a search and rescue mission Wednesday and towed a disabled boat carrying 101 people back to Ebeye. Adrift in high seas and only using remaining batteries to power their radio, the Enin Meto contacted Harbor Control to request rescue of their vessel. The 80-foot vessel was traveling from Lib to Ebeye with 90 adults and 11 children when its engines failed and it lost power. After multiple noti cations coordinated by USAKA Operations and con rmation the Coast Guard had no units in the area, USAKA made the decision to launch the recovery. At 7:30 p.m., the Great Bridge departed with two Kwajalein Fire Department EMTs, picked up crew members on Ebeye and headed out of South Pass for the 25-mile journey to the stranded Enin Meto “We had to get the boat ready, secure cargo [and] get a crew together. … It’s a big deal to get one of these ships going – takes a half hour just to get the engine fully started,” said Guy Sandusky, harbor master at the Kwajalein Marine Department. The Great Bridge made visual contact with the Enin Meto at 9:50 p.m. and met the ship at 10:30 p.m. After a failed attempt to secure a tow line and several tense minutes, the Great Bridge began the journey back to Kwajalein Atoll just after 11 p.m. with the Enin Meto in tow. Fighting high seas and strong winds, the Great Bridge captained by Ron Sylvester, successfully and safely towed the vessel through the night back to Ebeye. After getting off to a sluggish 2.5-knot start, Sylvester radioed back to Harbor Control that they should be able to return to Ebeye by 6:40 a.m. Thursday. The boats made up time along the way and by 5:50 a.m. Thursday, the Great Bridge delivered the Enin Meto to Ebeye and was back on Kwajalein by 6:45 a.m. “This demonstrates how a community can come together in a time of crisis,” said Lt. Col. Dean Wiley, acting USAKA commander. “Many people from USAKA, Kwajalein Range Services, the weather station, Kwajalein Police Department, Kwajalein Fire Department, the Marine Department, the Coast Guard and especially the crew of the Great Bridge played a role in bringing 101 Marshallese men, women and children home safely.” Lib is about 30 miles southwest of Kwajalein Atoll. The Enin Meto was rescued in the open ocean about 25 miles from Ebeye. “We were looking for the proverbial needle in the haystack. The Great Bridge is de nitely ocean-capable but this mission was much different in the sense that you’re in the open ocean. There were rough seas and it was very dark that night,” said Sandusky.Exchange GM brings 26 years of experience


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 Deemed as one of the most signi cant operations in the Paci c campaign by Adm. Chester Nimitz, Operation Flintlock was as daring an assault as it was critical. The risky plan was introduced by Nimitz Dec. 6, 1943, on which he proposed the invasion of the Marshalls. Nimitz felt that carrier forces and land-based ghters and bombers from the Gilberts could eliminate Japanese air power. Kwajalein would be easier to take than Maloelap and Wotje, and, with the world’s largest lagoon, would make an excellent staging base for future operations. The seizure of the atoll would also mark the rst capture of Japanese pre-war territory. By the end of January 1944, the island of Kwajalein burned after two straight days of naval bombardment. The islands of Roi and Namur, the center of Japan’s air power in the Marshalls, were under attack from planes and ships of the Northern Attack Force. The American air assault was so complete that after 8 a.m. on Jan. 30, no Japanese planes were seen airborne. By Jan. 31, Gea Pass was brought under U.S. control, along with the capture of Carlson, Carlos, Gea and Ninni Islands. At the northern end of the atoll, the 4th Marine Division secured ve islets and was in control of North Pass. On Feb. 1, the rst wave of troops landed at 9:30 a.m., at the west end of Kwajalein. The 32nd and 184th Regimental Combat teams and the 767th Tank Battalion advanced approximately one-third the length of the island. Luck too good to be believed was found on Roi, where all but a few hundred of the enemy had ed to Namur. The beach was left virtually undefended. Within 17 minutes of coming ashore, the 23rd Regimental Combat team was able to radio to the commanding general: “Give us the word, and we’ll take the island!” The battle for Namur did not go as easy. By the morning of Feb. 2, much of the island had broken down in to small, disorganized ghting, and some of the most ferocious seen during the entire operation. Within 24 hours and 15 minutes of coming ashore, Namur was declared secure and four Marines were awarded the Medal of Honor, the most ever for 24 hours. Feb. 3 proved to be the most costly for American lives, and found the most resistance. Troops came upon the most heavily forti ed area of Kwajalein Island, and the blockhouses were ercely defended. Naval bombardment on Ebeye was so effective that the amphibious assault was met with no live Japanese encountered for 200 yards inland. Big Buster and Little Buster were both under U.S. occupation by 4:30 p.m. By dusk on Feb. 4, the battle for Kwajalein and Ebeye was over.-Compiled from The Kwajalein Hourglass 50th anniversary commemoration issue


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012Article and photos by Trudy Butler Mahi Mayhem Derby CoordinatorIt may not have been mayhem with regard to the number of mahi caught during the Mahi Mayhem Fishing Derby sponsored by the Kwajalein Atoll International Sport shing Club this past weekend; however, there were de nitely enough sh caught to make the shing derby competitive and fun. The Mahi Mayhem Fishing Derby was a two-day shing event on Kwajalein Sunday and Monday. Captains and crews had the option of shing all day or a half day in hopes of landing the big ones to capture prize monies for rst, second and third place mahi-mahi and aggregate weight, or the total weight of all sh caught. There were 17 entries in the derby, totaling $1,700 in entry fees. Additionally, the KAISC contributed $2,000 toward prize monies resulting in $3,700 total, or 25 percent for each category awarded during the event. Team Tightlines Capt. Skip Bonham and crew Danny Bittner, Vernon Adcock and Rick Hill captured the rst place category with a 20.5-pound mahi-mahi, winning $925.The second place category was Team Criminals, with Capt. Jeff Sudderth and crew Chris Maurer, Bill Eisele and Laura Callaway for a 17.5-pound mahi-mahi, winning $925.Team Dawson’s Dudes Capt. Corey Wiley and crew Jon Renegar, Leck Hall and Dawson Wiley captured the third place category with a 17-pound mahi-mahi, winning $925. Prize monies for the aggregate weight category went to Team Mahi Ma-Hi? Capt. Steve Parrish, with crew Jon Mitchell, Jeff Jones, Travis Cornwell and Jeff Nustad for a total of 65 pounds of sh caught during the derby, winning $925. The Polebenders crew Capt. Dalbert Delacruz, Robert Herring, John Karsunky, Tony Janoski and Jess Pattison claimed the smallest mahi-mahi landed in the derby – a 6-pound “chicken” or “peanut” (under 10-pounds). A very special thanks to the Small Boat Marina staff for working hard to prepare Bboats for the derby and also a special thanks to all those who volunteered to assist with weigh-ins and other derby-related activities. Thanks also to all of the Kwajalein anglers that participated in the derby and until next time, “Fish On!” By Trudy Butler Sunday Series Challenge Coordinator Congratulations to Capt. Skip Bonham and crew members Vernon Adcock, Danny Bittner and Rick Hill for capturing the marlin category of the Sunday Series Challenge in the 68th week of the challenge. It was one heck of a surprise when the radio call came in to the Small Boat Marina Sunday morning that Team Tightlines had hooked up and landed a marlin that was a contender for the Sunday Series Challenge marlin category. The SBM crew was asked to “have the scales ready” as the captain and crew were headed to the harbor for weigh-in. To capture the prize monies for the marlin category in the Sunday Series Challenge, the marlin had to weigh a minimum of 250 pounds. There was little question about this beauty of a sh being a contender once the crew arrived to the dock with their catch and folks got a view of the awesome sh. The scale con rmed the marlin was a winner when it registered the weight of 291 pounds. Total prize monies to be awarded for their winning catch: $1,577. There are still two categories remaining in the Sunday Series Challenge – ono and other tuna (aku or dogtooth). As we have been saying every Sunday for the past 68 weeks, “We will see you Sunday if you are up for the challenge!” It’s just $25 to enter and the pot continues to grow until all categories are won.Black marlin reels in big $$Team Criminals captured second place with their catch. Pictured from left are Chris Maurer, Bill Eisele, Jeff Sudderth and Laura Callaway. Rick Hill, Team Tightlines, displays the winning 20.5 pound mahi-mahi, right, and an ono caught during the fishing derby.Mahi Mayhem Derby nets impressive catch


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 Then and Now “The Power Plant” Photo courtesy of Jim WodkePhoto by Lee Craker Kwajalein Power Plant 2008The most daunting-looking and industrial building on Kwajalein also happens to be the one residents are most dependant upon. According to Chad McGlinn, supervisor of the Kwajalein Power Plant, the current power plant was built in two phases: phase one was built in 1991 and phase two was built in 1995. The island’s average kilowatt load is more than 7,000 kilowatts, with an ave rage load of 8,500 kilowatts during peak hours. The daily high is between 8,500 to 9,500 kilowatts. The engines that turn the genera tors are Caterpillar 3616s, and are saltwater cooled, 80 degrees in, 87 degrees out. Volunteer moms Ingrid Mounier, left, and Kimm Breen help at the Mother/Son Dance in December.Student volunteers are thanked at a dinner Jan. 27.Photo by Eva Seelye Photo by Sheila Gideon


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 Young cooks create vegetarian fare suited for any palateAbove: Hannah Finley delivers the hand-made veggie burgers to the cooking area. Below: Avonlea Westhoff presents the menu to the sitting judges Jane Woundy, left, Col. Joseph Gaines and Al Robinson, while instructor Micah Johnson and fellow participant Hannah Finley look on.By Catherine Layton Associate Editor Though probably not exactly a lost art, the craft of cooking has assuredly taken a hit compared to generations ago. Micah Johnson, Child Youth and School Services registration coordinator, has created a cooking club as part of Installation Management Command’s requirement of instituting a 4-H club on Kwajalein. “I decided to put together a cooking club for grades K-6th grade. I am the lead instructor and my assistant is Avonlea Westhoff. I’ve run this program for the last two years and enjoy it very much.” The Kwajalein cooking club has been selected to participate in the 2012 Oahu County Foods Show, competing against programs from Japan, Korea, Hawaii and Singapore. “This year’s theme is ‘eat healthy, eat local.’ We will be preparing a main dish and dessert to submit to 4-H headquarters in Hawaii. Submission will be via forms and photos — unfortunately, headquarters will not be able to taste our food due to our location,” said Johnson. Hannah Finley, 9, and Westhoff, 11, prepared their menu for Col. Joseph Gaines, Jane Woundy and Al Robinson, who served as judges here on island. Zoe Martindale is also a member of the club, but was unable to attend for the day. The judges were treated to handmade veggie burgers with sweet potato steak fries and a desert of tofu chocolate mousse. “In order to compete in the food show, the children will do all the shopping, food preparation, cooking, assembling the food and setting up a food display,” said Johnson. The menu was talked about with the children, but was chosen by Johnson. “I tried to come up with an original recipe that was healthy but enjoyable for children. By the reaction for the children and the judges, they all seemed happy with the outcome of the recipes,” she said.


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 DISPATCH FROM ROI Tuesday, Jan. 24 Top Bowlers Men Shane Jacobs: 221 Tyrone Moxie: 207 Bob Greene: 200 Mike McMurphy: 200 Top Bowlers WoMen Betina Dodd: 146 Rebecca Ramsey: 146 Wednesday, Jan. 25 Top Bowlers Men Steve Simpson: 236 Bob Carter: 197 Tony Mederios: 195 Top Bowlers WoMen Christina Gibbons: 154 Pelepa Smith: 143BOWLINGWe just wanted to thank any and all who came to the aid of our daughter, Kendal, when she compound fractured her humerus earlier this month. During what was a very traumatic and stressful situation, I wanted the community to know that every aspect of this “ordeal” went seamless and everyone involved was professional and caring. Thank you to neighbors rst to the scene, paramedics/EMTs, Dr. James Morrow and the entire hospital staff, Kwajalein Police Department, the medevac team, Col. Joseph Gaines and Cynthia Rivera, Pastor Jon Olson and friends who prayed, checked in on us and brought meals to the hospital and our home. By the way, one of the medevac nurses said what a treat it was to land on Kwaj and also enthusiastically joked, “They have it more together than Okinawa!” You all might say you were just doing your jobs, but I wanted to say you did it well and with compassion, and we can’t thank you enough. A follow up in two weeks will tell us how her arm is healing – prayers still welcome! Sincerely, The Warren Family Thank You Photo by Kim Yarnes Photos by Col. Joseph GainesRear Adm. Charles Ray, U.S. Coast Guard 14th District Commander, visited USAKA recently. During his stay, he flew to Roi-Namur to check out the facilities. Left, Ray met Derrick Lemmie at Third Island Store. Right, Maj. Travis Cornett flew Ray and the group to RoiNamur on one of USAKA’s LUH-72A helicopters. Cornett is shown here with Ray and Maj. Stephen Parrish, USAKA operations officer.


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012From Dilip Saha From Linn Ezell Submit your own photo! E-mail it to Ruth Quigley From Trudy Butler From Trudy Butler From Kim Yarnes From Trudy Butler From Ruth Quigley


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 Religious ServicesCatholic 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Small Chapel 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel Protestant 8 a.m., Sunday, Traditional Service, Island Memorial Chapel 9:30 a.m., Sunday School, all ages welcome 11 a.m., Sunday, Contemporary Service, 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 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 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 mil or call 54547. Resume must be submitted no later than Feb 14. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND Enrollment Specialist. Position is posted on the UMUC Guam site at the following link: employment/job.cfm?areaID=2&PID=163. Any questions, contact the Regional Enrollment Manager, Ngana (Danyel) Perman at nperman@asia. LOSTRED AND BLACK snorkel with mask, junior size, new. Call Maria Elena Curtiss at 53925 or 58228 if found. DIME-SIZED pearl charm on Roi Jan. 24 during a tour. Sentimental value. Reward if found. Call Ruth at 54932 or 55607. FOUNDMASK AND SNORKEL left at Adult Pool. Contact Mark at 52848 or 51839 to identify and claim. WANTEDADULT VOLUNTEERS willing to serve as leaders for Daisy, Brownies and Junior troops. We have teens ready to assist. No experience necessary, program and resources are available. If you can share 1-2 hours a week, call Kim at 53680 after 4 p.m. FOR SALEJBL SPEARGUN, Elite Sawed-Off Woody Magnum, beautiful mohoghany, asking $300. Call 56828 and leave a message. MARSHALL 275 AVT guitar amp with 6-way foot switch, $600. Call 52773. ROSEWOOD entertainment center, $850, must see to appreciate. Call 53887.FADED GLORY women’s are jeans, straight leg jeans and two pairs cuffed capri pants, size 16, new, $10 each or $35 for all. Call 51376 from 5-8 p.m.PROLINE 23-FOOT powerboat with Suzuki 250 HP motor, low hours, 15 HP Mercury kicker, aluminum hardtop, aluminum trailer, fast, sturdy, in great shape for diving, shing or cruising, big shack with boat cover, $42,000. Call Tyler at work, 52010, or home, 52371. THREE PAIRS of women’s high heel shoes, new, size 6, great for prom. Call 59802 to view. WURLITZER SPINET piano, dark wood, very good condition, $425. Call 53759 after 6 p.m. SECTIONAL COUCH with ottoman, $750 and dining room table with four chairs, good size for BQs or 400-series housing, $150. If interested, call 51862 and leave a message. TWO 110 STEEL scuba tanks, hydro and visual inspections up to date, $100 each or trade for 60 and/or 80 aluminum tanks. Call Monte at 52674. WOMEN’S roller blades, size 8.5 and 9, $20 each. Call Valeska at 51666. PCS SALE: king-size designer pillowtop mattress, very comfortable, good condition, $150; Rubbermaid cart, $25; Oneida dish set for eight, white with palm tree imprint, $40; 44x18x24-inch plastic storage shed, $20; ve-CD changer/cassette/ radio/game input, $20; 3x12-foot beige carpet runner, $15; two black CD towers, $5 each; four plastic patio chairs and two plastic footrests, $5 each; 25x25-inch burgundy and green framed wall art, $20; rice pot, $5; coolers, $5-15; hand weights, $1-2; gas grills, Kwaj condition, $25 each; burgundy patio umbrella, $15 and plants, free. Call 54252 and leave a message. TV, 40-INCH LCD 1080I HD, $600; Blu-ray player, $100; 3-speed Sun bike, $75; bike trailer, holds ve scuba tanks and loads of gear, $200; microwave, 1200-watt, $75; Canon MP530 printer/ scanner/fax with extra ink, $75; stereo speakers, $200 and surround sound system with six speakers and receiver, $400. Call 52243. HITACHI CRT TV, 32-inch, with remote, $100; Germanfest table with benches, $50; wooden outdoor furniture, two chairs and bench, $50 and large, solid wood, executive desk, $100. Call 53730. HAIER 4.6-CUBIC FOOT refrigerator, $75; HP Deskjet F2280 color printer, $25; futon with foot rest, $150; Con dence Hybrid golf clubs with bag, cart and accessories, $75. Photos posted at community bulletin board downtown. Call 55987. COMMUNITY NOTICESFAMILY NIGHT at the movies will be at 7:30 p.m., tonight, at the Rich Theater, featuring “Puss in Boots,” rated PG. Bring cash for concessions. George Seitz Elementary School Student Council will be selling popcorn, nachos, hot dogs, candy and beverages. The movie will be shown in regular lm format, not 3-D. CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S Fellowship monthly luncheon will be at noon, Sunday, at the Religious Education Building. Anna Bazemore will be the guest speaker. As always, no need to bring anything except yourself. KWAJALEIN RUNNING CLUB will be host a Fun Run at 5:30 p.m., Monday, with distances of .5, 2 and 5 miles. Walkers, joggers and runners are welcome. Meet in front of the library. THE NAMO WETO Youth Center is seeking parent and teen volunteers to assist in a self-evaluaCaf Pacific Lunch DinnerSunday Omelet Station Beef Tips Assorted Breads Thursday Deli Sandwich Bar BBQ Beef Scalloped Potatoes Feb. 11 Deli Sandwich Bar Beef Lasagna Vegetarian Lasagna Thursday Salad Dujour Chinese Roast Pork Butt Wednesday Carved London Broil Huli Huli Chicken White Rice Friday Salad Bar Teriyaki Chicken Wild Rice Friday Beef Stroganoff Egg Noodles White Rice Monday Omelet Station Chicken Cordon Bleu Chef’s Choice Entree Wednesday Deli Sandwich Bar Sliced Turkey Mashed Potatoes Sunday Salad Dujour Pot Roast Boiled Potatoes Monday Salad Dujour Turkey Ala King Stir-fry Tuesday Salisbury Steak Steamed Potatoes White Rice Tuesday Salad Bar Grilled Pork Chops White Rice Feb. 11 Herb Roasted Chicken Au Gratin Potatoes White Rice


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 tion process of youth center programs. There will be an informational meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the Youth Center. Contact Jared Barrick at 53796 prior to the meeting if you would like to take part. THE OPTOMETRIST, Dr. Chris Yamamoto, will be on Kwajalein and will see patients until Thursday. Call the Hospital at 52223 or 52224 for an appointment for eye exams or ES&H at 58855 for prescription safety glasses.CYSS IS HAVING a Valentine’s gift-making workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Feb. 11 in the SAS rooms. The event is open to all CYSS registered children in K-6th grade. Registration ends Thursday. Contact CYSS at 52158 or June Walker at walkerj@smdck. for further information. CYSS IS SPONSORING a cheerleading team from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Feb. 11, in the Coconut Room. CYSS registered students in grades 7-12 are invited to join the cheer team. Contact 52158 for registration information or Jared Barrick at 53796 for program information. VALENTINE COOKIE Exchange will be at 2 p.m., Feb. 13, at the Grace Sherwood Library. Bring two dozen cookies (no creams, custards or llings that will spoil) in a covered tray to the library to trade. Everyone is welcome; no sweetheart necessary. Sponsored by Community Activities; call 53331 for details. RED, WHITE AND WINE will be at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 14, at the Ocean View. Bring your sweetheart or Caf Roi FridayChicken Enchiladas Steak Fajitas FrijolesWednesday Top Sirloin Baked Potatoes Corn on the Cob SundayBrunch Station Open BBQ Chicken Pork LoinThursday Teriyaki Chicken Coca-Cola Ham Steamed Yams Feb. 11Stuffed Peppers Turkey Wraps Rice PilafThursday Fried Chicken Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes Friday Calzones Spaghetti Cheesy Garlic Bread MondayBrunch Station Open Garlic Roast Beef Egg McMuffinsWednesday Sloppy Joes Roast Pork Macaroni and Cheese SundayTurkey Breast Peppered Beef Mashed PotatoesMonday Pork Shoulder Tempura Cod Chicken Fried Rice Tuesday Roast Chicken Beef Bourgninone Vegetable Tart Tuesday Spicy Buffalo Wings Black Eyed Peas Fried Potato Wedges Feb. 11Cornish Game Hen Pork Loin Mashed PotatoesLunch Dinnera friend. Buy your tickets at KRS Retail Services. Ticket includes three glasses of upgraded wine and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $18 per person. Space is limited. THE FEBRUARY KWAJALEIN School Advisory Council public meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Feb. 15, in the elementary Coconut Room. The public is invited to attend. CYSS OPEN RECREATION event “Pajama Movie Night” will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m., Feb. 25, at the George Seitz Elementary School Coconut Room. Registration is Feb. 14-23. THE KWAJALEIN ART GUILD is sponsoring a stained glass workshop from 5-8 p.m., Feb. 15. Bring a project from home or come and start a new one with other fellow “glassers.” Open to all community adults. Tools will be provided. Questions, call Christine at 59154. THE ANNUAL Cub Scouts Pine Wood Derby will be held from 1-4 p.m., Feb. 27. Car registration is from 4-5 p.m., Feb. 26. All Scouts are invited to race in the derby. The public is also invited to build a car and race in the celebrity race. The celebrity race cost is $25 per car. Cars can be purchased by calling Jeff Jones at 52188 or 51920, or Dawn Gray at 50063. You can also e-mail Jeff or Dawn. KWAJALEIN SCUBA CLUB would just like to remind divers to safely handle scuba gear. Never leave unattended scuba tanks sitting upright. Always lay them down at, even if you are just a few feet away for even a few minutes. E-TALK. Help protect green sea turtles by preserving nesting areas, keeping bright lights from the beach and keeping litter, especially plastic bags, off the beach. “TAKE 5” FOR SAFETY. A job safety analysis, or JSA, is a technique of screening job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. K Y C w i l l h a v e t h e r s t r a c e o f t h e y e a r M o n d a y T h e S k i p p e r s KYC will have the rst race of the year Monday. The Skippers m e e t i n g i s a t 1 p m a t t h e S m a l l B o a t m a r i n i a o f c e a n d t h e meeting is at 1 p.m. at the Small Boat marinia of ce, and the r a c e s t a r t s a t 2 : 3 0 p m C o m e o u t a n d h a v e s o m e f u n o n t h e race starts at 2:30 p.m. Come out and have some fun on the w a t e r N o e x p e r i e n c e n e e d e d w e c a n g e t y o u a r i d e o n o n e o f water. No experience needed, we can get you a ride on one of t h e p a r t i c i p a t i n g b o a t s t o s e e w h a t i t i s l i k e the participating boats to see what it is like.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Mostly sunny, <10 percent showers. Winds: NE-ENE at 14 – 19 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, <10 percent showers. Winds: NE-ENE at 17 – 22 knots. Tuesday: Partly sunny, <10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 18 – 23 knots. Wednesday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 18 – 23 knots. Thursday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 18 – 23 knots. Friday: Mostly sunny, <10 percent showers. Winds NE-ENE at 17 – 22 knots. Yearly total: 4.46 inches Yearly deviation: + 0.34 inchesCall 54700 for updates forecasts or visit M i l i t a r y Military C a s u a l t i e s Casualties1st Lt. David A. Johnson 24, of Horicon, Wis., died Jan. 25 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered after encountering an improvised explosive device while conducting a dismounted patrol. Johnson was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.Capt. Joshua C. Pairsh 29, of Equality, Ill., died Jan. 22 in the U.S., of a non-combat related illness. He was assigned to 4th Civil Affairs Group, Marine Forces Reserve, based out of Washington, D.C. Lori and Josh Mann arrived on Kwajalein along with Lori’s son, Cole, an 8th grader, from a ve-year stint in Mt. Home, Idaho, where Lori served as manager for the Exchange Taco Bell and Popeye’s Chicken. She is the new Subway manager here at Kwajalein. Their rst impression of Kwajalein was the beauty of the island, and they were quick to get into the water. Though Lori originally hails from Florida, she took her rst snorkeling adventure this past weekend at Emon Beach. Josh also had a rst-timers experience, having his rst taste of sashimi at the Mahi Mayhem tournament, thanks to Skip Bonham. “I loved it,” he said. Lori’s goals for Subway include getting new products in, as well as keeping product in stock. “But rst, I need to learn how to use the register!” she said. Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High Tide Low Tide Sunday 7:10 a.m./6:56 p.m. 4:28 a.m./4:29 p.m. 3:01 a.m., 2.8’ 8:46 a.m., 0.4’ 3:09 a.m., 4.0’ 9:37 p.m., -0.1’ Monday 7:10 a.m./6:57 p.m. 5:23 a.m./5:20 p.m. 3:34 a.m., 3.3’ 9:24 a.m., -0.1’ 3:43 p.m., 4.4’ 10:07 p.m., -0.5’ Tuesday 7:09 a.m./6:57 p.m. 6:17 p.m./6:09 a.m. 4:06 a.m., 3.7’ 9:59 a.m., -0.4’ 4:16 p.m., 4.8’ 10:37 p.m., -0.8’ Wednesday 7:09 a.m./6:57 p.m. 7:11 p.m./6:58 a.m. 4:38 p.m., 4.0’ 10:33 a.m., -0.7’ 4:49 p.m., 5.0’ 11:08 p.m., -1.0’ Thursday 7:09 a.m./6:57 p.m. 8:05 p.m./7:45 a.m. 5:10 p.m., 4.3’ 11:08 a.m., -0.8’ 5:22 p.m., 5.1’ 11:39 p.m., -1.1’ Friday 7:09 a.m./6:58 p.m. 9:00 p.m./8:32 a.m. 5:43 a.m., 4.4’ 11:43 a.m., -0.8’ 5:55 p.m., 5.0’ Feb. 11 7:09 a.m./6:58 p.m. 9:55 p.m./9:20 a.m. 6:18 a.m., 4.4’ 12:11a.m., -0.1’ 6:30 p.m., 4.6’ 12:20 p.m., -0.7’ Boy Scouts advance in rank, earn merit badges at Court of Honor Rank Advancements: Tenderfoot Rank: Thomas Greene, Chad Sykes, Andrew Lundberg, Isaac Parker, Cameron Jones, Dawson Wiley. Second Class Rank: Isaac Parker, Cameron Jones, Dawson Wiley, Stephen Parrish. First Class Rank: Stephen Parrish, Alex Burnley. Life Rank: John Sholar. Merit Badges: Citizenship in the Nation : John Sholar, David Sholar, Wyatt Jones. Coin Collecting : Wyatt Jones. Family Life : Isaac Parker. Fingerprinting : Stephen Parrish, Dawson Wiley. First-Aid : Isaac Parker. Fishing: Stephen Parrish. Railroad : Wyatt Jones. Reptile and Amphibian : Dawson Wiley.Stephen Parrish Jr. advanced to the rank of first class, accompanied by his father Maj. Stephen Parrish Sr.Photo courtesy of Maj. Stephen Parrish Sr.Photo courtesy of Lori Mann