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The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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T h e M i d A t o l l C o r r i d o r D a n c e r s e n t e r t a i n The Mid-Atoll Corridor Dancers entertain g u e s t s a t K w a j a l e i n A t o l l M e m o r i a l D a y guests at Kwajalein Atoll Memorial Day o n E b e y e F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 6 on Ebeye. For more, see page 6. P h o t o b y S h e i l a G i d e o n Photo by Sheila Gideon

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2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 11, 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 Rumor: USAKA is looking at requiring all cyclists to wear helmets. The traf c code was recently updated to prohibit those riding a bicycle from wearing headphones or using electronic devices while riding. Prior to that, a requirement that those training on bicycles around the air eld must wear helmets was added. These changes were made to re ect safety concerns within the command. Right now there is no plan to require that all riders wear helmets. However, residents should be aware that Kwajalein is one of the only Army installations worldwide that doesnÂ’t currently have this requirement. Traditional beliefs Marshallese have traditional cures for just about anything that ails you. The Marshallese Cultural Center has some displays and occasionally hosts Marshallese demonstrations and discussions on this topic. There are also a few books available on Marshallese myths and legends. ... to the Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School marching band for the morning serenade Jan. 31 on Lagoon Rd. It made our 15 minute break very enjoyable. Thanks! ... to Gary and Cheryle Johnson and everyone who helped prepare the meal for personnel living in bachelor quarters. Sorry for the ones who did not attend. The meal was great. Thank you! ... to Gene Little eld of Roi-Namur for loaning his electric keyboard to Roman Rudnytsky when he performed on Roi Tuesday. The keyboard on Roi was damaged and Rudnytsky could not play it; at the last minute Little eld offered the use of his keyboard. Thank you! Roi got to enjoy a great performance by a very talented individual.Thumbs Up! Correction Traffic codes for USAKA/RTS Notice of immediate change to Regulation 190-5Use of headphones/earbuds is NOT permitted while operating a vehicle or bicycle, skating, rollerblading or skateboarding. Violations may result in adverse administrative action. It is STRONGLY encouraged to use only one earbud while walking or jogging.Safety First!Wuno: medicine Kautiej: respect Rutto: elders Kabu: religion, worship Manit: custom Tomak: believes Etto: ancient Ino: myth/legend Bwebwenato: talking stories Aj: weaveAn article in the Jan. 28 edition of the Kwajalein Hourglass misstated the length of Gen. William SheltonÂ’s trip. His overall trip was a week long.Thumbs Down!... to inconsiderate neighbors. Please stop slamming doors.

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3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 Photo courtesy of Charles Murphy PierceCapt. Charles Murphy Jr. was awarded a Silver Star for his “gallantry in action” and his “complete disregard for his own safety” during the Battle of Kwajalein.Son of Kwajalein veteran visits island By Ruth Quigley USAKA/RTS Public Affairs OfficerIn the 1940s, war permeated nearly every aspect of the average American’s life – the draft, victory gardens, short war clips before the moves, war bond campaigns, rationing. Maybe that’s why that generation is called the Greatest Generation. And for some, World War II had an even more direct impact – they lost a loved one, friend or relative. Today our nation’s warriors still ght in distant lands though the impact on the average American may not be the same. But for some, especially those in military communities, the loss of Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Sailors in the line of duty has the same effect it did in 1944. Capt. Charles Murphy Jr. commanded Company C of the U.S. Army’s 32nd Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, during the Battle of Kwajalein. He was mortally wounded on Feb 3, 1944, while in combat here. He died two days later on the Navy hospital ship Relief thousands of miles away from his family and was posthumously awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star. Murphy, a Reserve Of cer Training Corps graduate from Idaho, commissioned in the Army before the attacks on Pearl Harbor. His son, Charles, was born November 1942, and Murphy was sent to ght in the Paci c Theater in 1943, before young Charles was much more than a year old. Murphy met his son, but his son never truly met him. Sometimes fate never allows us to connect to our parents, and rarely are we given the opportunity to reconnect with our past in general. Charles Murphy Pierce, son of Murphy, took it upon himself to nd a way to do just that. While some World War II sites like See Pierce, page 8Charles Pierce, the son of a company commander who was mortally wounded here on Kwajalein, holds a photo of himself as a boy being given the Bronze Star and Silver Star medals his father was posthumously awarded.Japanes e b reav m n t g r ou p v i s i t Kwaj a l i Ro A woman places her letter she read aloud to her father, who perished in the Battle of Kwajalein in 1944, on a shrine at the Japanese cemetary. A man bows in honor of his ancestors who fought in the Battle of Kwajalein.Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorNot many would y thousands of miles to honor and mourn their ancestors. The Japanese, however, do just that every year. Just about this time each February, on the anniversary of the Battle of Kwajalein, a group of Japanese visitors come to pay respects to their ancestors who perished on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur during World War II. This year, a group of 12 visited the Japanese cemeteries on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. They built a shrine in front of each memorial lled with fruit, beverages, photos and personal letters. They burned incense as they prayed, sang and read aloud letters to remember their families. The front of the memorial stone on Kwajalein depicts squares that represent each prefecture in Japan. Each square is made from minerals speci c to each region. The back of the stone reads, “In memory of those gallant men who fought and died for their country at the Marshall and Gilbert Islands during the second World War. May they lie in peace.” Photo by Ruth Quigley

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4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 Ri’katak students: unsung heroes of Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High SchoolArticle and photos by Shawn Brady Media SpecialistAs the residents of Kwajalein know, commuting to school or work every day is the epitome of easy. We have the luxury of sleeping right up until the beginning of the work day, something we often take advantage of. But what if waking up and getting to work wasn’t just a matter of travelling down the road? For the Marshallese Ri’katak students, commuting to school involves more than a 5-minute bike ride. They spend almost two hours of their day commuting to and from school; an effort that, for the most part, goes unnoticed. Their loyalty to the program and their education may be Kwajalein’s nest example of perseverance and dedication. The day for a high school Ri’katak student begins before the sun rises at around 6 a.m. when they wake up and ready themselves for the long journey ahead. They must be all packed and ready to catch the “school boat” at 7 a.m. Once the boat arrives, they board with sleepy eyes, headphones in their ears and books in their hands. Each day, the walk to their seats on LCM-8609 leads them across the same stoic faces of the people who have been making this commute for years; people sharing the same struggles as they do, who know the seemingly short boat ride soon turns into a long, work lled day. As the sun rises mid-way through the trip to Kwaj, the bright faces of the Ri’katak students begin to shine. Conversation arises amongst the tight-knit family that the Ri’katak program has fostered since their early days in kindergarten. As Edward Bobo, a junior at Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School, put it, “Our time on the LCM brings us so close. We share everything: food, books, iPods and whatever else we have.” Conversing with friends is the greatest remedy for stress, anxiety and lack of sleep in the morning. Once the boat arrives at Echo Pier on Kwajalein, the Marshallese students immerse themselves into the stricter and more structured American way of life. A quick, “Yokwe” is given to the regulars at Dock Security Checkpoint before they board the trusty “Blue Bird” bus. As the rusty bus sputters its way toward the school, the Marshallese mindset is put on hold and the English language takes priority for the rest of the school day. The ip opping between the two languages is more dif cult than meets the eye for the bilingual students. When talking about the use of two languages every day, KHS senior Luke Langmos frankly stated, “What we are doing (every day) is living a double life. Most people are born speaking one language, so whatever comes to their mind can easily be put into words. For us, depending on where we are and who we are talking to, our train of thought must change. Concentrating on what we are saying and what language we are using is absolutely crucial.” There is no special treatment for the Ri’katak kids when it comes to academics. Once they step within the con nes of the school, they are English-speaking students attending an American school. Most of the Ri’katak students’ time on Kwaj is spent in and around KHS. Lunch time is an hour for relaxation. They sit at the same picnic table during their lunch period and converse about the activities of the day. Since school is not in session, they are free to return to their primary Marshallese language. Just as they do on the LCM, they share whatever they have with their friends at the table. Their lunches are paid for by community donations and the Quality of Life fund, assuring every student a full meal every school day. Unless they have sports or other extracurricular activities to attend, they normally leave on the rst boat after school, which is usually the 4:45 p.m. boat. Once the day is over and they return home, the school day continues for most of them. Daily homework and reading assignments must be completed and ready to turn in for the next day. Once the The Ri’Katak students at Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School meet and share lunch together every day at the same table.

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5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 Ri’katak students have nished all of their required duties for the night, they mingle with their friends on Ebeye, whom they have not seen all day, eat dinner with family and get ready for bed. As the morning draws nearer, the process is repeated for the rest of the school year. Each day is lengthy, making the weekends that much more coveted. The school week for the Ri’katak students does not allow for an abundance of socialization with their peers on Ebeye. Now, one may think, “that’s what the weekends are for.” But, the schools on Ebeye are in session Monday through Friday and the schools on Kwaj run Tuesday through Saturday. This means they spend only one full day a week with their friends on Ebeye. If you ask any Ri’katak student how they feel about this, they would simply tell you it is just one of the many inconveniences they encounter.The social and cultural strain the students experience due to their “mobile” lives outweighs any other obstacle they encounter. When they make the trip to and from Kwajalein, they are traveling over more than just water. They are leaving their own unique culture and having to assimilate into a completely foreign society. Edward Bobo, when speaking about the cultural difference, nds it frustrating how different each island’s view on elders is. “On Ebeye, when our elders [speak to] us, we are not supposed to look at them; it is a sign of disrespect. On Kwaj, when adults are speaking to us, we are supposed to look them right in the eyes. That is just one of the many cultural differences that we are faced with.” KHS junior Malkie Loeak, Bobo and Langmos all agree they are losing parts of their own culture to a certain degree. Some of the larger Marshallese words that were used by generations before them have become “lost in translation.” As their English language use increases, their once strictly Marshallese traditions begin to mold into a multi-cultural, bilingual, “Americanese” as they refer to it. There are no obstacles or inconveniences the Ri’katak students endure, however, that outweigh the bene t they gain from completing the program. Attending school at KHS presents these few, hard-working Marshallese individuals with a better chance to obtain a post secondary education. Langmos likes to think about past Ri’katak graduates and how much of an impact KHS had on their current status. Charles Paul is currently serving as the RMI Ambassador to the U.S. and Kitty Kabua is currently attending American University in Washington, D.C. These are just two of numerous successful Ri’katak students from KHS. They put in an enormous amount of extra effort to achieve a thorough education. They are the unsung heroes of KHS and their dedication and sacri ce should not be overlooked.Rosalynn Ysawa works on homework at “the bench” where the Ri’katak students often hang out during their lunch hour.By Sheila Gideon

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6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing Editor Even torrential rain couldn’t dampen spirits on Ebeye as Marshallese and American guests gathered together Thursday to celebrate the 68th anniversary of Kwajalein Atoll Memorial Day. The ceremony was moved inside the Community Center where guests managed to stay relatively dry. Unfortunately, due to the rains, the marching band parade by the Kwajalein Jr./Sr. Band was cancelled. The band, however, still put on a show as guests waited for the ceremony to begin. Ben “Jerry” Jacklick served as the master of ceremonies. He began by thanking those in attendance. He announced Rev. Lawson Matauto, pastor of Ebeye United Church of Christ, who gave the invocation. Next, the ags of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Kwajalein Atoll and the United States were raised as each respective anthem was sung or played, courtesy of the Good News Choir and the KHS band. The Mon la Mike Band provided musical entertainment and the Mid-Atoll Corridor Dancers impressed with their routine. The Good News Choir also sang throughout the ceremony. There were several guest speakers. Kwajalein Atoll Senator/Iroij Michael Kabua spoke rst, followed by Chairman/Iroij Kotak Loeak. The newly elected president of the RMI President/Iroij Christopher Loeak spoke next. He was followed by U.S. Ambassador to the RMI Martha Campbell. “Today, on the 68th anniversary of the liberation of this atoll, it’s tting that we pause to commemorate the important battle and to celebrate the rst beginnings of the enduring relationship between the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the United States of America,” Campbell began. “Sixty-eight years ago, Marshallese and Americans took the rst steps together to rebuild this atoll – to recover from the erce battle that had raged just days before.” She nished by quoting President Barack Obama, “He said, ‘The best way to not feel helpless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will ll the world with hope. You will ll yourself with hope.’ I hope for all of the best for the people of Kwajalein Atoll.” The next guest speaker was Kwajalein Atoll Minister Tony deBrum. He began by saying it was tting they all met in the community center because of the rain; that very center was built by RMI’s military friends as part of Ebeye development. He thanked Campbell for her kind words. “Your remarks punctuate our willingness, our desire, our ambition to make the relationship [with the U.S.] even ... closer.” He thanked both Campbell and U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Joseph Gaines as it would be their last visit to Ebeye for Memorial Day. He addressed Campbell saying, “During your tour, during your watch, many good things have happened. The extension of the Land Use Agreement and the renewal of the Compact [has sealed] the friendship between ... RMI and the United States. That is not a small accomplishment.” The nal speaker of the evening was Kwajalein Atoll Mayor Johnny Lemari. Rev. Kaoru Kaious of the Ebeye Assembly of God closed the ceremony with the benediction.

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7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 Opposite page, left: Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School Band member Stephen Parrish Jr. lets Ebeye children try out his drums while waiting for the ceremony to start. Opposite page, right: The Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School Band puts on a performance at the Ebeye Community Center. Clockwise starting at top left: Top left: The Mid-Atoll Corridor Dancers perform at the Ebeye Community Center during the Memorial Day ceremony. Top right: Dignitaries from the U.S., Kwajalein Atoll and the Indonesian Army attend the Memorial Day celebration on Ebeye. Middle right: A Marshallese boy salutes during national anthems. Bottom: USAKA Commander Col. Joseph Gaines greets Kwajalein Atoll Senator/Iroij Michael Kabua. Middle left: U.S. Ambassador to the RMI Martha Campbell greets Kwajalein Atoll Senator/Iroij Michael Kabua. Center: Newly elected President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands/Iroij Christopher Loeak greets the Jinetiptip WomenÂ’s Club at the Kwajalein Atoll Memorial Day celebration Thursday.

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8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 PIERCE, from page 3 the beaches at Normandy are completely open to the public, Pierce had to do more than buy a plane ticket to visit the site of his father’s nal act of valor. Determined, Pierce requested and was granted permission to visit Kwajalein Island. “It’s just being here. … It’s been more of a struggle for me to follow in my family’s footsteps,” Pierce said during a battle eld tour Wednesday. Leslie Mead, Kwajalein Range Services archeologist, gave Pierce and his wife Donna a guided tour of the battle eld on Kwajalein. Mead was able to show Pierce actual locations for events he had read about extensively in books and historical documents, including a general location for where his father was shot. Mead tailored the tour to follow Murphy’s unit’s movements, and during a conversation over lunch later Wednesday afternoon, Pierce complimented Mead on her expertise saying, “That lady really knows her stuff.” “My mom was a lot like some of the military guys. She didn’t talk about what happened,” he said. He added that he only knew of his father through stories from his family, but after connecting with veteran’s groups and visiting sites like Kwajalein, he has been able to link family stories with tales from those who knew his father in the Army.The same morning Pierce toured the battle sites on Kwajalein, a Japanese bereavement group held a ceremony in remembrance of their families who also fought on Kwajalein. Two separate groups honoring two peoples who only knew each other through the end of a muzzle, but both here to honor the fallen – A view of what Kwajalein looked like after the Battle of Kwajalein took place in 1944 during World War II. DISPATCH FROM ROI Article and photo by Laura Pasquarella-SwainRoi Community Activities ManagerRoman Rudnytsky was a huge hit on Roi-Namur, entertaining an audience of 34 individuals who showed up to watch his performance.The performance was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. but was delayed slightly due to technical dif culties. Honestly – the piano on Roi had been working properly, but when Rudnytsky began his warm up, it was not functioning. Thanks to Roi resident Gene Little eld, the evening was saved. Little eld offered his personal keyboard to Rudnytsky to play. With a little help from other residents, we were able to get the keyboard to the Outrigger in only a few minutes. Rudnytsky began his performance at 7:30 p.m. The room went silent as his ngers glided over the keys. He captivated his audience for two hours with only a 15-minute break. Roi-Namur residents got to enjoy and experience a very talented and intellectual individual. Thanks to the Quality of Life committee for making this happen.Pianist Roman Rudnytsky entertains 34 Roi residents those they call family. While closure was something dealt with long ago, families still often want to see where their loved ones fought and died for their country. It is conceivable that years from now, families will be visiting Baghdad, Kabul, Mosul and a multitude of small towns and roadsides in Iraq and Afghanistan. For now, veterans and families continue to make pilgrimages to Normandy, Pearl Harbor and even Kwajalein. Roman Rudnytsky performs at the Outrigger Club on Roi-Namur. Photo courtesy of Charles Murphy Pierce

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9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 Submit your own photo! E-mail it to hourglass@smdck.smdc.army.mil. From Kim Yarnes From Kim Yarnes From Linn Ezell From Jerem Erekson From Kay Geraghty From Julie Wathen From Lisa Shier From Karen Brady

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10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 11, 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, RoiNamur 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 Feb 14. LOST MULTI-COLORED KITE boarding board with foot straps and leash, lost in the lagoon off Coral Sands Beach. If found, call Guy at 52698. WANTED P90X DVD SET, complete and in usable condition. Call 52741. FOR SALE COMPUTER TABLE with above/below desk shelves and printer stand, $15; chair/ottoman futon, $175; Lenox silver-plated, 8-inch vase, $10; large wheeled duffel, $10; 15-degree trouble wood, $10 and books on tape, 10 cassette, “Lord of the Rings” set, $10. Call 51889. FULL-SIZE SOFA, $125. Call 52114. UPLAND AGRESSOR bike, excellent condition, $150; set of shower hooks, palm tree design with bamboo border, good condition, $5; Eureka Easy-clean sweeper/vacuum, $8 and complete “Seinfeld” DVD boxed set with coffee table book, viewed once, $100. Call Dale at 51850. FINAL PCS SALE: dehumidi er, $40; king-size designer pillow top mattress set with sheets and blue/brown comforter set, very comfortable, good condition, $50; burgundy and green framed wall art, $15; 2 black CD towers or canned goods shelves, $5 and 3x12-foot beige with red/green accent carpet runner, $15. Call 54252. JBL SPEARGUN, Elite Sawed-Off Woody Magnum, beautiful mahogany, 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. COMMUNITY NOTICES THE KWAJ RUNNING CLUB is hosting its annual Sweetheart Relay Run at 9 a.m., Monday. This event is a four-mile, four-runner race using a handicap system that is genderand age-based. Event begins in front of the library. Runners, joggers and families are encouraged to participate. Pre-registration is required. Contact Bob Sholar at 51815. THE FEBRUARY KWAJALEIN School Advisory Council public meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in the elementary Coconut Room. The public is invited to attend. KWAJALEIN ATOLL International Sport shing Club meeting will be held on Wednesday at the Paci c Club. Food and beverages will be served at 6:30 p.m., meeting will start at 7 p.m. Prizes will also be awarded to Mahi Mayhem Fishing Derby winners. All anglers welcome to attend. THE KWAJALEIN ART GUILD is sponsoring a stained glass workshop from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday. 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. BINGO WILL BE played Thursday at the Paci c Caf Pacific Lunch DinnerSunday Deli Sandwich Bar Beef Stew Ham Marco Polo Thursday Swedish Meatballs Chicken Broccoli Saute Egg Noodles Feb. 18 Spaghetti Italian Sausage Mixed Grill Thursday Teriyaki Beef Sesame Noodles White Rice Wednesday Carved Top Round Herb Roast Chicken Baked Potato Friday Turkey Ala King Fish Du Jour Assorted Breads Friday Oven Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes White Rice Monday Deli Sandwich Bar Three Cheese Quiche BBQ Chicken Wednesday Herb Chicken Breast Oriental Stir-fry Au Gratin Potatoes Sunday Pork Chops Steamed Potatoes Chef’s Choice Entree Monday Sliced Turkey Mashed Potatoes White Rice Tuesday Chicken Breast Fish Du Jour Wild Rice Tuesday White Rice Garlic Roast Beef Turkey Casserole Feb. 18 Grilled Minute Steak Parsleyed Red Potatoes Squash

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11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 Club. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m.; Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Blackout completion at 24 numbers, $1,400 payout; Windfall completion at 32 numbers, $2,000 payout. Must be 21 to enter and play, bring your ID. Questions, contact Darren Moore at 55599, Ted Glynn at 53338 or Maria Elena Curtiss at 58228. THE KWAJALEIN COMMUNITY Band will perform at 7 p.m., Thursday, in the Davye Davis Multi-Purpose Room at the high school. GALACTIC ATOLL BOWL will be from 7-11 p.m., Feb. 18. Cost is $2 for shoes, $2 for games. Adults only. Bring your beverages and friends, we’ll bring the rave! KWAJALEIN GOLF ASSOCIATION will host the annual Sadie Hawkins Fun Tournament Feb. 20. Registration is at 9 a.m. Ladies, grab your pal, co-worker, or just four guys off the street and sign up today. Cost is $125 per team for KGA members. There is a $15 fee for each non-member. Price includes tournament play, lunch and beverages on the course. Contact Flynn Gideon at kwajgideons@gmail.com with questions. GUYS AND GALS Mardi Gras Father/Daughter Dance will be from 6-8:30 p.m., Feb. 20, at the high school MP Room. Enjoy dancing, make-amask craft and tattoos. Dinner and drinks will be provided. Contact Carla Warren at 55100 or 52642 with questions. 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 Tuesday until Feb. 23. BIRTHDAY MASQUERADE Ball with DJ will be at 8 p.m., Feb 25, at the Ocean View Club. Sign up at KRS Retail Services of ce by Feb. 23. Must be 21 years old to enter, complimentary drinks and cake provided for registered February birthday participants. Contact Ted Glynn at 53338 or Maria Elena Curtiss at 58228 for more information.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. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTO is sponsoring a Bargain Book Sale and Caf from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., March 2, in the Coconut Room. The community is invited. Donations of used books to support this event are welcomed and can be dropped off at the elementary school of ce or at Surfway. CYSS YOUTH SPORTS soccer registration is Caf Roi FridaySmoked Beef Brisket Herb Chicken Mashed PotatoesWednesday Roast Steamship Chefs Choice Chicken Baked Potatoes SundayBrunch Station Open Citrus Coriander Roast PorkThursday Huli Huli Chicken Roast Potatoes Vegetable of the Day Feb. 18Beef Tacos Chicken Chimichangas Black BeansThursday Roi Fried Chicken Beef Stroganoff Parsleyed Noodles Friday Grilled Malibu Chicken Grilled Pork Chops Mashed Potatoes MondayBrunch Station Open Braised Steak Quiche FlorentineWednesday Tuna Melts Salisbury Steak Mashed Potatoes SundayShoyu Chicken Kahlua Pork Steamed RiceMonday Chicken Dumplings Broiled Brisket Au Gratin Potatoes Tuesday Pulled Pork Cornmeal Catfish Red Beans and Rice Tuesday Beef Pasticcio Spinach and Feta Pie Roast Potatoes Feb. 18Omelets to Order French Toast Sliced HamLunch Dinner M i l i t a r y Military C a s u a l t i e s CasualtiesBrig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, 49, of Fairfax, Va., died Feb. 3 in Kabul province, Afghanistan. Hildner was assigned to the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Fort Hood, Texas. Lance Cpl. Edward J. Dycus, 22, of Greenville, Miss., died Feb. 1 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Sgt. William C. Stacey, 23, of Redding, Calif., died Jan. 31 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.until March 3. Pre-season runs March 20 to April 5. Regular season runs April 10 to May 19. Cost is $40 per individual. Registration is open to all CYSS registered youth K-6. Contact Coach Katie at 53796 for more information. THE NEXT LEARN TO SWIM class will be March 7-30 on Wednesday and Friday evenings. Cost is $50. Register at the Family Pool by March 3. Participants must be at least 4 years old. Questions, call Mark at 52848. HANG TIME will sponsor Tuesday Night Dinners at the Religious Education Building. Unaccompanied? Join us for a meal from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information or to volunteer to lead meal preparation, call Gary and Cheryle Johnson at 51314. AN EASY WAY to save energy is to cut down on unnecessary lighting. A few things you can do are use uorescent lights, turn off all lights not in use and use natural sunlight when possible. E-TALK. Hazardous materials require speci c management procedures to minimize risks to public health and the environment during procurement, storage and use. “TAKE 5” FOR SAFETY. Materials handling can crush hands and ngers if you’re not careful by creating “caught in between hazards.”

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12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Mostly sunny, <10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 15 – 20 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 16 – 21 knots. Tuesday: Partly sunny, <10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 18 – 23 knots. Wednesday: Partly sunny, <10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 18 – 23 knots. Thursday: Mostly sunny, <10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 17 – 22 knots. Friday: Mostly sunny, <10 percent showers. Winds ENE-E at 17 – 22 knots. Yearly total: 4.68 inches Yearly deviation: – 0.24 inchesCall 54700 for updates forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. BASKETBALL Tuesday, Jan. 31 Top Bowlers Men Shane Jacobs: 191 553 Keith Church: 199 Dave Gibbons: 194 Top Bowlers WoMen Betina Dodd: 181 415 Rebecca Ramsey: 150 Wednesday, Feb. 1 Top Bowlers Men Steve Simpson: 254 653 Bob Carter: 221 Neil Dye: 219 Top Bowlers WoMen Evelyn Smith: 172 435 Pelepa Smith: 150 Tuesday, Feb. 7 Chargogg def. Lacedaemonians 54-33 Turbo Turtles def. USAKA 63-15BOWLING WATER POLO Tuesday, Jan. 31 Srekal def. Jawks 44-40 Alley-oops def. Flyswatters 42-9 Fundamentals def. Icey Hot 50-46 hOOPS def. Heat 58-50 Thursday, Feb. 2 Jawks def. Flyswatters 28-26 Alley-oops def. Srekal 40-23 hOOPS def. Lakaruk 60-31 Spartans def. Bakaiaro 56-50 Friday, Feb. 3 Spartans def. Lakaruk 64-34 Heat def. Fundamentals 44-43 Tuesday, Feb. 7 Alley-oops def. Jawks 34-31 Srekal def. Flyswatters 28-25 hOOPS def. Bakaiaro 66-37 Icey Hot def. Lakaruk 53-39 3 Stems & A Cherry 4-0 Team #6 3-1 Ballums 2-2 Team #5 2-2 Larry & Friends 2-2 The Mutley Crew 2-2 Team #1 0-4 Team #3 4-0 Ask Mike 4-0 Surprise Me! 3-1 Team #4 3-1 Team #5 1-3 XXX 1-3 High Tolerance 0-4STANDINGS School League Alley-Oops 3-0 Jawks 1-2 Srekal 1-2 Flyswatters 0-3STANDINGS Adult League hOOPS 3-0 Spartans 2-0 Heat 1-1 Fundamentals 1-1 Icey Hot 1-1 Bakaiaro 0-2 Lakaruk 0-3 Chargogg 1-0 Turbo Turtles 1-0 Lacedaemonians 0-1 USAKA 0-1STANDINGS Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High Tide Low Tide Sunday 7:09 a.m./6:58 p.m. 10:51 p.m./10:08 a.m. 6:54 a.m., 4.3’ 12:43 a.m., -0.7’ 7:06 p.m., 4.1’ 1:00 p.m., -0.3’ Monday 7:08 a.m./6:58 p.m. 11:48 p.m./10:59 a.m. 7:34 a.m., 4.0’ 1:18 a.m., -0.4’ 7:45 p.m., 3.5’ 1:44 p.m., 0.1’ Tuesday 7:08 a.m./6:58 p.m. /11:52 a.m. 8:21 a.m., 3.6’ 1:55 a.m., 0.1’ 8:33 p.m., 2.8’ 2:40 p.m., 0.7’ Wednesday 7:08 a.m./6:59 p.m. 12:47 p.m./12:47 a.m. 9:29 a.m., 3.2’ 2:43 a.m., 0.6’ 9:57 p.m., 2.2’ 4:12 p.m., 1.1’ Thursday 7:08 a.m./6:59 p.m. 1:46 p.m./1:44 a.m. 11:25 a.m., 3.0’ 4:04 a.m., 1.0’ 6:48 p.m., 1.1’ Friday 7:07 a.m./6:59 p.m. 2:45 p.m./2:43 a.m. 12:44 a.m., 2.1’ 6:26 a.m., 1.1’ 1:21 p.m., 3.3’ 8:17 p.m., 0.6’ Feb. 18 7:07 a.m./6:59 p.m. 3:41 p.m./3:50 a.m. 2:16 a.m., 2.5’ 7:57a.m., 0.7’ 2:26 p.m., 3.7’ 9:04 p.m., 0.1’