The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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P h o t o b y S h e i l a G i d e o n Photo by Sheila Gideon D r J e f f S c h r o e d e r d o e s a n Dr. Jeff Schroeder does an e x a m i n a t i o n o n a M a r s h a l l e s e examination on a Marshallese b o y l a s t w e e k a t E b e y e H o s p i t a l boy last week at Ebeye Hospital. C l a s s e s f r o m v a r i o u s E b e y e Classes from various Ebeye s c h o o l s c a m e t o t h e h o s p i t a l schools came to the hospital s e e k i n g t r e a t m e n t w h i l e t h e seeking treatment while the C a n v a s b a c k t e a m w a s o n i s l a n d Canvasback team was on-island. F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 4 For more, see page 4.


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 10, 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 WolfActing Public Affairs Of cer....Michael SakaioManaging Editor ....................Sheila Gideon Associate Editor ...............Catherine Layton Media Specialist......................Shawn Brady Media Specialist..........................Eva Seelye Rumor: The turtles from the turtle pond have been released. This is true. The turtles were released Wednesday morning. A team from U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, Kwajalein Range Services and Republic of the Marshall Islands Environmental Protection Agency transported the two remaining turtles from the turtle pond to a location on the ocean side of the west reef where they were set free. The execution of this action went exactly according to plan, with the safety and health of the turtles maintained at all times. Republic of the Marshall Islands Flag The deep blue background represents the Pacific Ocean. The white and orange bands represent the Ratak (Sunrise) and Ralik (Sunset) chains of the RMI, respectively. The customary symbolism of orange as the color of bravery and white as the color of peace are also recognized. The star represents the cross of Christianity, with each of the 24 points signifying a municipal district of the RMI. The four main points of the star represent the major centers of Majuro, Ebeye, Jaluit and Wotje. ... to the parents and community members who donated baked goods to the GSES PTO Book Fair Caf. I had no idea there were so many talented bakers on island. The treats were yummy!Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!... to mouthy water polo players. Let the referees make the calls; you just worry about playing the game. The adults should be setting a better example for the younger players. Thank You A great time was had by all the girls who attended the Parent Teacher Organization sponsored Father/Daughter Dance Feb. 20 at the MP Room. A lot of time and work goes into making this an event the girls look forward to all year. I would like to take the time to thank all the moms and dads and community members who helped to make the event successful.This year we went with a more upbeat Mardi Gras Masquerade theme, and judging by all the excitement, it was a good choice suggested by PTO members Masina McCollum and Tonya Thompson. It made perfect sense since we were able to re-utilize some decorations we already had on hand. Thank you Kimm Breen for ordering the rest of the decorations to transform the MP Room into a Mardi Gras-inspired venue for all to appreciate. The biggest chunk of time and effort goes into the decorating and tear down of decorations. A very special thank you goes out to Heidi Rowell. She was with me from the beginning to the end, putting in about 20 hours on the weekend of the dance alone. She also had the artistic talent to place the decorations just right. Special thanks also go to Eun Ah Montgomery, Colleen England, Amy Souther, Jason Daily and Darin Warren, who spent the majority of their weekend at the MP Room, as well as handling other tasks leading up to the dance. A sincere thank you to Kendall and Talbot Westhoff, who gave unsel shly of their time to do whatever was asked of them. To all of the moms, dads and other community members from Kwaj and Ebeye who came to the MP Room to help that weekend – a huge thank you! I’d like to thank Colleen England for handling the catering of the meal, overseeing the kitchen and food tables. Delicious food contributions were provided by Normen Sablas, Colleen England, Dawn Gray, Callie Chavana, Bob and Jane Sholar and Lilly Snoddy. Darren Moore and the Sunrise Bakery provided the Kings Cake that rounded See Thank You, page 8


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 10, 2012Downwind Dash runners blow past finish lineHourglass Reports Eighth-grader Kendall Westhoff was the ‘blow away’ winner of Kwajalein running Club’s 32nd Annual Downwind Dash 1-mile run, in 5 minutes and 6 seconds. Fellow eighth-grader Michael Sykes followed in 5:28, just steps ahead of adult Eric England in 5:29. For the ladies, rst place went to Kathye Knight in 6:10. The Kwajalein Weather Station recorded 17 m.p.h. sustained winds. The runners traveled straight down Ocean Road/Zeus Boulevard, aside Holmberg Fairways with the wind almost directly at their backs. Participation was 31 runners, aged between 6 and 70, the youngest being kindergartner Scott England, running with his mom Colleen. Name (Age) Time Kendall Westhoff (Grade 8) 5:06 Michael Sykes (Grade 8) 5:28 Eric England (Adult) 5:29 John Sholar (Grade 10) 6:03 Rich Erekson (Masters) 6:03 Kathye Knight (Adult) 6:10 David Sholar (Grade 8) 6:14 Sam Jahnke (Grade 8) 6:20 Kevin Skinner (Seniors) 6:30 Bill White (Seniors) 6:42 Hannah Delange (Grade 8) 6:44 Jane Erekson (Adult) 6:53 Julia Sholar (Grade 3) 7:39 Richard Rowell (Masters) 7:45 Allison Villarreal (Masters) 8:11 Chester Snoddy (Masters) 8:15 Luc Burnley (Grade 2) 8:15 Dawn Gray (Masters) 8:19 Jack Carey (SSE) 8:21 Lily Snoddy (masters) 8:44 Ray Drefus (SSE) 8:45 Ben Tavutavuwale (Grade 9) 9:07 Joshua Gimple (Grade 4) 9:07 Prescilla Consul (Adult) 9:16 Lila Burnley (Grade 6) 9:31 Christine Abragan (Grade 7) 9:53 Alyssa England (Grade 3) 10:06 Minnie Snoddy (Grade 3) 11:00 Hazel Abragan (Adult) 11:17 Colleen England (Adult) 16:07 Scott England (Kindergarten) 16:07 Adult = <40 Master = 40+ Senior = 50+ SSE = 62+ And they’re off — competitors race for the finish line as the starter pistol sounds in the 32nd annual Downwind Dash 1-mile race. Thirty-one residents, ages 5 through over 62 years of age, competed in this year’s race. Hazel Abragan checks out the view from under her hat after crossing the finish line at the Downwind Dash race Monday.Photos by Linn EzellChester Snoddy, left, ties with competitor and second-grader Luc Burnley. Ben Tavutavuwale and Joshua Gimple sprint for the finish line. Third-grader Minnie Snoddy makes great time with the wind at her back.


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 10, 2012The Canvasback team works together during an operation at the Ebeye Hospital Feb. 28. From left, Scrub Nurse Andrea Cobb, Anest hesiologist Ted Skaarup, Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Richard Henderson, Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Steve Peterson and Physician Assistant Steve Doll Canvasback Missions team brings surgical, dental expertise to RMI G i v i n g B a c k Giving Back Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorKwajalein is shaped like a boomerang for a reason – people tend to leave and then somehow end up right back. Most return for a second or third work “tour,” but that is not always the case. Janet Burki worked on Kwajalein as the department manager of logistics and then in project management; she was here over 7 years. She returned to Kwajalein Feb. 18, volunteering with the Canvasback Missions medical and dental teams. Burki got to know Canvasback founder Jacque Spence and the Canvasback team as a Kwajalein resident. She conducted the orientation dives and facilitated diving and shing trips for the team when they were here in 2009 and 2010. Over the years she developed a friendship with Spence and was so compelled with the work Canvasback did here, she volunteered to help if there was ever an opportunity. Half a year after Burki left Kwajalein, she got a call from Spence asking for help with this mission. It didn’t matter to Burki where the mission went, but when she found out she would be “coming home,” she was thrilled. She was looking forward to helping out on Ebeye. “It seems like when you’re living here, you’re so busy with work and everything else you just don’t get the chance to do that,” Burki said. Canvasback is a nonpro t organization founded in 1981 to serve remote Paci c islands with needed health care and health education. For this mission, they brought an orthopedic surgical team consisting of three surgeons, an anesthesiologist, a physician’s assistant, three nurses, a physical therapist, three clinic assistants, a videographer and a Bio-Medical technician. A week after the orthopedic team arrived, a dental team with ve dentists and a dental hygienist arrived. Burki came along as the team coordinator to help with the non-medical aspects of the trip. She helped with patient ow, surgery scheduling and entering patient information and history. “There’s a lot of work that needs to be done outside the medical care. That’s the sort of thing I’m doing,” she said. The orthopedic team arrived Feb. 18 and left March


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 10, 2012Photo courtesy of Jacque Spence 2. They arrived on a Saturday, uncrated supplies on Sunday, started seeing patients on Monday and started surgeries on Tuesday. While they were here, they saw 163 patients in the clinic, held 95 physical therapy sessions and completed 30 surgical procedures: three total hip replacements, eight total knee replacements, nine arthroscopies and 10 upper extremity surgeries. The value of all the surgeries combined is estimated at over $500,000 based on San Francisco Medicare rates.The rst hip replacement done happened to be the rst-ever performed at Ebeye Hospital. There was also a patient who needed to get his knee replaced when Canvasback was here in 2010. Unfortunately, they did not have the correct-sized part at the time. The patient graciously waited the two years for the surgery and was the rst one on the table when the team arrived this year. The youngest patient this year was a 6-year-old boy who had broken his left arm, above the elbow, two times. Children heal quickly, and unfortunately for the boy, his bone healed incorrectly. Orthopedic surgeons Drs. Steve Peterson and Richard Henderson inserted plating to realign his bones. The surgery was very successful, increasing both the boy’s range of motion and exibility. The dental team arrived Feb. 21 and departed yesterday. They performed almost 700 examinations, both on Ebeye and Enniburr. They also completed around 1,200 procedures – valued at over $100,000 in services. The team concentrated not only on treatments, but also on education. “They want to try to reach them when they’re younger in the hopes that they’ll learn … good habits so they can keep more of their teeth,” Burki explained. Canvasback coordinated with Dr. Richard Trinidad, Ebeye orthopedic surgeon and medical director, who screened potential patients before the Canvasback team arrived. This was a huge help because it accelerated the process and allowed the doctors to begin surgeries sooner. Travelling halfway around the world and having to bring most supplies with you is not as easy feat. The doctors do not know speci cally which patients they will be performing surgery on before the parts are sent out. While it’s possible to somewhat determine what size parts will be needed via X-ray, you never really know what size parts you’re going to need. “Depending on the size of the bones, they need different sized parts,” Burki explained. This became an issue when one of the last knee replacements scheduled was likely to need a size that had already been used. When this was discovered, a network of assistance was set into motion. The part was sent via FedEx to Hawaii, where it was picked up by someone at the Republic of the Marshall Islands medical referral of ce. The part was then transferred to someone ying to Kwajalein and set to arrive the morning of the scheduled surgery. All went according to plan – the part arrived in time and the knee surgery was See Canvasback, page 8Drs. Samar Tabal, left, and Victor Ah-Yeung perform an extraction on a young Marshallese boy at the Ebeye Hospital as part of the Canvasback Missions visit last week. Team Coordinator Janet Burki, left, helps Dr. Steve Peterson unload supplies at Ebeye Hospital during the Canvasback mission. This man, who broke his hip 14 months ago, is a satisfied patient after the Canvasback Missions team performed a hip replacement surgery on him last week. Photo courtesy of Jacque Spence


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 10, 2012 Co-chair of the Book Fair and Caf Theresa DeLange, right, dishes out treats to PTO supporter Connie Jack.Good reads, tasty treats draw residents to book fair Makena Moseley looks for a good book to take home.Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorThanks to generous donations from parents and the community, the George Seitz Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization was able to put on a very successful Book Fair and Caf March 2 at the Coconut Room. Books, games and a plethora of baked goods were available for purchase to support the PTO. The Coconut Room was transformed into a caf-like setting, complete with couches and a play area for the kids. Coffee and juice were available to sip while you read or played games. Residents were not just generous in their donations, they were also generous with their purchases. Several high school students bought a large bag of cookies and delivered them to the re station. A woman bought two large trays of goodies to hand out to kids on Ebeye. One Kwajalein resident even spent $150 on books to donate to Ebeye. GSES third grade teacher and PTO board member Tonya Thompson said, “We were delighted with the community attendance and participation. The funds raised this year far exceeded our expectations. Every student at the school was able to leave with a book, glass of juice and a smile, thanks to the generosity of the community.” Kwajalein kids celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday Wednesday at the Grace Sherwood Library. They colored “hats” to pin on the “cat,” enjoyed yummy Dr. Seuss-themed cake, listened to Dr. Seuss stories read by Andrew Novotny and watched a Dr. Seuss video. The event was hosted by Community Activities.Photos by Shawn Brady and Kim Yarnes


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 10, 2012 By Catherine Layton, Associate EditorThen and Now “Air Terminal” The Kwajalein Air Terminal, formally titled Bucholz Army Air Field, was named for Pfc. Fred H. Bucholz, a member of C. F. 3rd Platoon, who was killed in the last 3 hours of the Battle of Kwajalein. He and his sergeant were attempting to clear out Japane se soldiers who were holed up in shelters near what is now quarters 222 and 224. Both men had thrown captured explosives into one of the shelters. Thinking the explosion killed the holdouts, they stood surveying the damage. From another shelter, a Japanese rif leman fired from a roof opening, striking Bucholz in the back and killing him instantly. About an hour before, Bucholz had rescued hi s wounded lieutenant, earning him a posthumous award of the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in the battle. Photo by Eva Seelye Photos from Hourglass archives Photos from Hourglass archives


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 10, 2012Photo by Lt. Daniel Gooch Roi Rats – We need your photos! Submit photos of barbecues, days at the beach or work around the island. E-mail photo submissions to hourglass@ This feature cannot run without your submissions. Questions, call 52114. CANVASBACK, from page 5 DISPATCH FROM ROI able to be performed. Pre-screening also allows the Canvasback team to send supplies in advance. Former Kwajalein Range Services Shipping and Receiving Manager Jimmy Matsunaga made arrangements with Mike Garvin of Matson Lines to donate the container for medical supplies on the barge Islander Most of the parts and supplies are all donated. According to Spence, the biggest donations come from pharmaceutical companies and hospitals. The doctors also contact their suppliers and request donations. Then, of course, you have the doctors, nurses and other staff who not only volunteer their time and effort when on these missions, but sometimes have to close their own practices in order to attend. Burki feels honored to have the opportunity to work with the Canvasback staff. She said they are truly amazing people. She’s happy to be able to reward their hard work with picturesque dives in the Paci c. “They work really hard; they work long hours,” she said. When they do get time off, she said Kwajalein is a beautiful place to take them diving. Out of the 13 staff members on the orthopedic team, nine were divers. “That’s part of the draw of getting them here. It’s a beautiful place to dive. These guys are really giving a lot of themselves, so you want to give them something that makes it nice for them to be here.”Burki hopes to continue to work with Canvasback in Orthopedic surgeons Drs. Steve Peterson, left, and Richard Henderson perform a knee replacement surgery on a patient at the Ebeye Hospital as part of the Canvasback mission on Ebeye.the future. Canvasback is looking to expand their mission and Burki could be a huge help in that endeavor. “It’s exciting,” Burki said about working with Canvasback. “It’s been really busy, but it’s been good work. You really feel good about what you’re doing. … For me, it’s been a great opportunity to give back a little bit.” Thank You out the Mardi Gras menu. Thanks to all. Thanks to Kerri Carson for meeting the Ri’katak students and their escorts at the dock, escorting them to the MP Room and staying with them until the start of the dance. To Chief Warrant Of cer 3 William Duff (a.k.a. DJ Panama) and his sidekick Sgt. Jeff Satterwhite, for spinning the tunes that kept the dance oor abuzz all night. For the administrative support provided by Diane Peters and Anne Dowell, I thank you. Thank you to the high school, for the use of their helium tanks, decorating materials and gossamer. Thank you Dick Shields for coming in on the weekend at the last minute to hang up the much needed disco ball! Thank you to Dawn Gray for designing, printing and sending out the great invitations. Thanks to the teen volunteers Renu Nonthra, Nina Sakaio, Johanna Dye, Kori Dowell, Natasha Tomas and Mary McPhatter for greeting the guests and assisting at the mask decorating tables. Thank you to photographers Lauren Amador and Eva Seelye for capturing some unforgettable moments.To anyone that I have missed, I thank you also. Again, it is with the help of all of you that the elementary school girls were able to enjoy this one-of-a-kind island formal event they all look forward to each year. Sincerely, Carla Warren Father/Daughter Dance Event Chair (from page 2)


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 10, 2012From Col. Joseph Gaines From Kay Geraghty From Sheila Gideon From Kay Geraghty From Sheila Gideon From Denise Dorn From Sheila Gideon Submit your own photo! E-mail it to Sheila Gideon


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 10, 2012 Religious ServicesCatholic 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Small Chapel 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel Stations of the Cross are Fridays through March 30. A simple supper of soup and bread will be offered following each service. 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. Caf Pacific Lunch DinnerSunday Beef Stew Ham Marco Polo White Rice Thursday Swedish Meatballs Chicken Broccoli Saute Egg Noodles March 17 Corned Beef and Cabbage Irish Chicken Stew Parslied Potatoes Thursday Teriyaki Beef Sesame Noodles Peapods and Carrots Wednesday Carved Top Round Herb Roast Chicken Baked Potato Friday Turkey Ala King Fish Du Jour Vegetables Friday Oven Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes Cauliflower Monday BBQ Chicken Three Cheese Quiche Assorted Breads Wednesday Herb Chicken Breast Beef Stir-fry Au Gratin Potatoes Sunday Pork Chops Steamed Potatoes White Rice Monday Sliced Turkey Vegetarian Stir-fry Mashed Potatoes Tuesday Sauted Chicken Breast Fish Du Jour Wild Rice Tuesday Garlic Roast Beef Turkey Casserole Selection of Salads March 17 Grilled Minute Steak Roast Potatoes Squash and SpinachKRS 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 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. INTERESTED IN WORKING on a casual, as-needed basis or as a summer hire? The KRS Human Resources Temp Pool is now recruiting for applicants. Job skills and knowledge in a variety of elds are urgently needed. Contact the KRS Human Resources Department on Kwajalein, Building 700, or call 50777 or 51300 for more information. LOSTBLACK GYM BAG with “Garcia” embroidered on top, containing an iTouch. Reward if found. Call 54261. g FOUNDPINK CAMELBACK water bottle at Island Orientation. Stop by the ES&H front of ce to pick up. PATIO SALETODAY, 4:30-6 p.m. and Sunday, 8-10 a.m., quarters 455-A. MONDAY, 8-10:30 a.m., in front of Sands BQ on oceanside. Jewelry, books, toys, beading and craft supplies, household items, women’s clothes size 8-10 and shoes size 10. Rain cancels. MONDAY, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., quarters 460-A. PCS sale. FOR SALE32-INCH HITACHI CRT TV with remote, $100; large wood executive desk, $100; oor lamp, $10 and overstuffed brown leather chair, comfy, $50. Call 53730. PCS SALE, sectional couch, green with double-sized fold out bed, two recliners and built in drink holders, perfect for sleep-overs, hanging out and relaxing, must sell, $300 or best offer. Call 50545. CHAIR/OTTOMAN FUTON, $175 Call 51889. PEGASUS, CAL 20 sailboat with boat shack, new mast, refurbished keel, many extras, will be sold to the highest bidder after one month. Call Chase at 50721 and leave a message. WOMEN’S CLOTHES, sizes 4-6, used but in good condition; men’s shirts size large and boys clothes size 12, $2 each. Call 50165.COSCO 5-PIECE table/padded chair set, $50; navy blue stadium chairs, perfect for Bingo or the theater, $25; Bullet blender, $10; glass Juice Craft, $10; ceiling fan, $15; DVD player, $8; insulated picnic basket, $25; set of wine glasses, $7; suitcase, $15; sectional couch with ottoman, $650; dining room table with 4 chairs, BQ-size, $180. Call 51862 and leave a message.SLOW COOKER, $5; BQ-size fridge, $45; Brother sewing machine, LS-2125, like new, $75; Kalorik meat slicer, used three times, $50; new complete Serta queen-sized pillow top bed, less than two years old, $175; Dewalt 18-volt saw and drill kit, two batteries and charger, $40, high back ve caster desk chair, $40; blooming heliconias, orchids, schizopetalus hibiscus (Chinese lantern), red and yellow plumerias, night blooming cirrus, pikake (jasmine), skunk tree (java olive), bougainvilleas and dishwasher (available after April 21), $50. Call 55269 after 5 p.m., leave a message. CANON POWERSHOT 611 digital camera, 10 megapixel, underwater housing, $450. Call Ethan at 52576. GIRLS 24-INCH LAJOLLA aluminum cruiser, purple, good condition, $50. Contact Tom or Resie at 52003 or 55801. COMMUNITY NOTICESATTENTION ISLAND LADIES, CWF’s Monthly Luncheon will be at noon, Sunday, in the Religious Education Building. No need to bring anything with you. We look forward to seeing you there. CYSS KEYSTONE CLUB and Girl Talk are hosting a Teen Variety Show at 7 p.m., Sunday, at the MP Room. Donations will be accepted at the door. All donations will be put into the Girl Talk “Baby Bag” fund to purchase supplies for families in need on Ebeye. The whole community is encouraged to attend. KINDERGARTEN pre-registration for the 2012-2013 George Seitz Elementary School year will begin on Tuesday. Children eligible for kindergarten must turn 5 by Sept. 1, 2012. Contact the elementary school of ce at 53601 to pre-register your child. THE ARC WILL BE closed Tuesday and Wednesday for carpet cleaning. The facility will re-open on Thursday at 9 a.m. THE DENTAL CLINIC will be closed for patient care from Wednesday through March 29. Call 52165 for questions. For emergency services during this time, call the hospital at 52223/52224. THE NEXT STAINED glass workshop is from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, in the art annex building (across from Caf Paci c). Bring a project from home or come and start a new one with us. All tools will be provided by the Kwajalein Art Guild. Adults only. Questions, call Jayne at 54643. ATTENTION ALL DIVERS: The Kwajalein Scuba Club is hosting a monthly photo contest at the next meeting on Wednesday. You may submit ve photos per month for a chance to win a $50 gift certi cate to the KSC Dive Locker. The photo subject is “people scuba diving.” Bring your photos to the next KSC meeting or e-mail them to PEST MANAGEMENT will conduct night time spraying operations in the family housing and BQ areas at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Remain indoors until 5 a.m. if possible. If you must be outside, steer upwind of the ashing red lights and personnel dressed in white coveralls with backpack sprayers. IT’S TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING! There are many children’s projects and nice pieces that have been forgotten in the Hobby Shop. If you have any lingering projects, especially on the back shelf, come and claim them, nish them or take them home. After 30 days they will be removed or become property of the hobby shop. The deadline is Thursday. CYSS YOUTH SOCCER kindergarten through grade six parents meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at the youth center. Contact Coach Katie at 53796 with questions. BINGO WILL BE Thursday at the Paci c Club. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m.; Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Blackout completion at 56 numbers with $1,600 payout; Windfall completion at 34 numbers with $2,000 payout. Must be 21 to play; bring your ID. COME AND SUPPORT our young artists at their art shows. Fourth through sixth grades will be from 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, at the Coconut Room at the elementary school. The theme this year is “ocean.” Ocean-themed costumes or out ts are de nitely welcome and encouraged. REGISTER for the 2012 softball season until Friday at the Community Activities of ce. The cost is $100 per team. There will be a mandatory manager’s meeting at 5 p.m., Friday. Teams will not be allowed to


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 10, 2012 M i l i t a r y Military C a s u a l t i e s CasualtiesTwo Servicemen died March 1 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from small arms re during an attack on their base. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Killed were Staff Sgt. Jordan L. Bear, 25, of Denver, and Pfc. Payton A. Jones, 19, of Marble Falls, Texas.Cpl. Conner T. Lowry 24, of Chicago, died March 1 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Caf Roi Friday Mexican Chicken Mexican Beef Pie Refried Beans Wednesday Carved Roast Beef Chicken Pot Pie Baked Potatoes Sunday Rosemary Roast Pork Loin Eggs a la Lucio Thursday Grilled Burger Bar Turkey and Dumplings Potato Salad March 17 Irish Beef Stew Corned Beef and Cabbage Colcannon Potatoes Thursday Roi Fried Chicken Marinated Pork Chops Mashed Potatoes Friday Corn Dogs Baked Pollock Cheesy Potatoes Monday Beef Machaca Grilled Chicken Breast Huevos Rancheros Wednesday Spicy Pork Ribs Grilled Chicken Baked Beans Sunday Chicken Scampi Italian Stracotto Beef Mashed Potatoes Monday Pork Loin BBQ Chicken Au Gratin Potatoes Tuesday Bangers and Mash Steak and Ale Pie Sauerkraut Tuesday Chicken Pockets Cheddar Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes March 17 Large Pizzas Baked Penne Grilled ChickenLunchDinnerregister without a representative at the manager’s meeting. Of cial’s clinic will be held at 5 p.m., March 22. Questions, contact Mandie at 53331. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY is pleased to present a re-make of Coffee Shop. This year, come and experience a live production of Kwajalein’s best lms, entertainment and awards ceremony. The show premieres at 7 p.m., March 18, in the MP Room. VIP tickets have been sold out. THERE WILL BE A St. Patty’s Day party March 17 at the Ocean View Club. Join us for drink specials. Questions, contact Ted Glynn at 53338.KITE DAY will be noon-2 p.m., March 18, at Emon Beach. A limited number of kites will be available from Community Activities. Try putting together our kite kit or bring a kite from home. Let’s ll up the sky with kites!ST. PATTY’S DAY PARTY with the “Insane Gecko Posse,” March 18, at the Vet’s Hall. Come out and enjoy live music, food and drink specials. Questions, contact Mike Woundy. THE KWAJALEIN SWIM TEAM will have a swim meet at 3 p.m., March 19, at the Millican Family Pool. Come out and cheer on your favorite swimmers! Bottled water and baked goods for sale. Questions, call Amy at 52681. Go Makos and Barracudas! IF YOU WOULD LIKE to perform in the Spring Break Music Festival, contact Dan Hopkins in global or at 52349 by March 22. No acts taken after the deadline. VOLUNTEERS are needed to act as stage hands for the Spring Break Music Festival. You do not need to commit to the entire show. No experience is necessary. Contact Dan Hopkins in global or at 52349. ATTENTION ALL KIDS ages 4-9: bring a parent and come make a fun “chick” or “bunny” Easter basket at the Hobby Shop. We will have two classes: 5-6 p.m., March 20 and 6-7 p.m., March 28. The cost is $7. Call Denise at 51700 to sign up. THE HOBBY SHOP will be offering an adult tear bowl class on from 6-8 p.m., March 21, at the Hobby Shop. The cost is $20. Call Denise at 51700 to sign up; class size is limited. THE MONTHLY Kwajalein School Advisory Council public meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., March 21, in the elementary school Coconut Room. The public is invited to attend. QUIZZO, 7:30 p.m., March 23, at the Vet’s Hall. Questions, contact Neil Dye or Mike Woundy. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT’S Equipment Custodian Training class is from 9-11 a.m., March 23, in the Religious Education Building. This training is required for all property custodians and available for supervisors. Other personnel may attend, space permitting. Training will cover general aspects of government property management, use of forms and responsibilities. To register, call Deb Crawford at the KRS property management of ce at 53412, 54881 or 56212. CYSS YOUTH TENNIS will be in session on Fridays from 4-6:30 p.m. until March 23. Courts will be unavailable for play during those times. LIFEGUARD CLASS sessions will be March 31 to April 29. Cost is $150 and includes book, pocket masks and certi cation fees. Fee due after the rst class. Participants must be at least 15 years old. Register at the Family Pool by March 24. For questions, call Mark at 52848. KGA MARCH MADNESS par 3 Fun Tournament will be March 26. Registration is at 9 a.m., followed by a shotgun start. Cost is $100 per team for KGA members, additional $15 per person for non-KGA members. Lunch and drinks included on the course. Contact Flynn Gideon with questions at 54168. THE CYSS MARCH open recreation event will be “Girls Disco Night Out.” All CYSS-registered girls, grades K-6, are invited to relax, chat and play games from 6:30-8:30 p.m., March 24, in the George Seitz Elementary School SAS Room. Registration runs from March 15-22. CYSS START SMART SOCCER registration runs until March 25. Season dates are April 11 to May 16. Registration is open to ages 3-5 years old. Cost is $20 per individual. For questions, contact Coach Katie at 53796. SALSA NIGHT is at 7 p.m. every Friday. Bring out your dance partner and learn how to Salsa at the Ocean View Club with music and instruction compliments of DJ Panama. Questions, call Ted at 53338. ARE YOU A BQ DWELLER? Join the Hang Time crew from 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday nights at the Religious Education Building for dinner. No need to bring anything, just come enjoy the meal. For questions, call Gary and Cheryle Johnson at 51314. INTERESTED IN A GLUTEN FREE lifestyle or just curious about what it would be like? If you would like to learn more contact Tracy at 1695. PERSONNEL WITH A COMMON ACCESS CARD issued to them are reminded that they are not to leave them in computers (including lunch/breaks) or otherwise left unsecure. Also be sure to properly restart your computer and remove your CAC at the end of your work day as inspections are currently being conducted. Contact KRS IA or the Helpdesk if you have questions about this requirement. THE LAST DAY of school for Kwajalein schools for the 2011-2012 school year is June 8. If your schoolage child will be PCSing before June 8 or during the summer, notify the school of ce. This will assist with classroom planning for the 2012-2013 school year and expedite preparation of student records for their new school. Call the elementary school at 53601 or the high school at 52011. WATER CONSERVATION TIPS: When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water. Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save 25 gallons a month. Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you’ll save up to 150 gallons per month. Don’t use running water to thaw food. Defrost food in the refrigerator for water ef ciency and food safety. E-TALK. The Eniwetak Conservation Area has been established to promote conservation of wildlife and coral reef resources within Kwajalein Atoll, as referenced in a memorandum of understanding between the RMI and the landowners of Eniwetak Islet. No visitors are allowed on Eniwetak without consent “TAKE 5” FOR SAFETY. Before starting any task, conduct a “Take 5” and review your workplace to identify and eliminate slip, trip and fall hazards. United Airlines new checked baggage policy is now in effectFull Fare Y Class: 2 bags at 50 pounds Business Class: 3 bags at 70 pounds Premier Silver: 1 bag at 50 pounds Premier Gold: 3 bags at 70 pounds Premier Platinum: 3 bags at 70 pounds Premier 1K: 3 bags at 70 pounds Additional charges apply for any baggage checked over the allowance/weight stated above. For further information, call Kim Vredenburg at 54852.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 10, 2012 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Mostly sunny, <10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 13 – 18 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 14 – 19 knots. Tuesday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 13 – 18 knots. Wednesday: Partly sunny, <10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 13 – 18 knots. Thursday: Partly sunny, <10 percent showers. Winds: NE-ENE at 12 – 17 knots. Friday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds ENE-E at 13 – 18 knots. Yearly total: 7.28 inches Yearly deviation: 0.83 inchesCall 54700 for updates forecasts or visit BASKETBALL Tuesday, Feb. 28Top Bowlers MenTyrone Moxie 193 Rich Cunrod 192Top Bowlers WomenRebecca Ramsey 173 Christina Gibbons 165 Saturday, March 3Turbo Turtles def Lacedaemonians 56-20 Chargogg def. Zissou 44-19 Tuesday, March 6 Lacedaemonians def Zissou 79-18 Chargogg def. USAKA 53-34BOWLINGWATER POLO Thursday, March 1 Srekal def. Jawks 49-47 Alley-Oops def. Flyswatters 36-17 Fundamentals def. Lakaruk 56-39 Friday, March 2 Icey Hot def. Bakaiaro 74-61 hOOPS def. Spartans 57-48 Tuesday, March 6 Jawks def. Flyswatters 34-32 Alley-Oops def. Srekal 40-35 Lakaruk def. Heat 44-42 Fundamentals def. Icey Hot 50-49Team #3 14-6 High Tolerance 13-7 Team #4 12-8 Surprise Me! 11-9 Splits or Swallows 10-10 Ask Mike 10-10 XXX 9-11STANDINGSSTANDINGS Adult League hOOPS 6-1 Fundamentals 6-2 Icey Hot 4-4 Spartans 4-4 Heat 3-5 Bakaiaro 2-5 Lakaruk 2-6 Turbo Turtles 6-0 Chargogg 6-1 Lacedaemonians 3-4 Zissou 1-5 USAKA 0-6 Season high scorersBill Williamson, 72 goals, Turbo Turtles Shawn Brady, 58 goals, Lacedaemonians Adam Vail, 52 goals, ChargoggSTANDINGS Ballums 14-6 We Should 11-9 3 Stems & A Cherry 11-9 The Mutley Crew 10-10 Team #6 10-10 Larry & Friends 10-10 Shooting Star 9-11 Wednesday, Feb. 29Top Bowlers MenBob Carter 258 Steve Simpson 213Top Bowlers WomenPrescilla Consul 167 Evie Smith 157 School League Alley-Oops 8-0 Jawks 4-4 Srekal 4-4 Flyswatters 0-8 Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High Tide Low Tide Sunday 6:58 a.m./7 p.m. 9:39 p.m./8:51 a.m. 5:57 a.m., 4.9’ 12:08 a.m., -0.9’ 6:13 p.m., 4.4’ Monday 6:58 a.m./7 p.m. 10:39 p.m./9:45 a.m. 6:34 a.m., 4.7’ 12:19 a.m., -0.8’ 6:50 p.m., 3.9’ 12:48 p.m., -0.5’ Tuesday 6:57 a.m./7 p.m. 11:40 p.m./10:41 a.m. 7:13 a.m., 4.3’ 12:53 p.m., -0.4’ 7:30 p.m., 3.3’ 1:33 p.m., 0.0’ Wednesday 6:57 a.m./7 p.m. /11:40 a.m. 7:59 a.m., 3.8’ 1:30 a.m., 0.1’ 1:18 p.m., 2.6’ 2:28 p.m., 0.6’ Thursday 6:56 a.m./7 p.m. 12:30 a.m./12:48 p.m. 9:03 a.m., 3.2’ 2:15 a.m., 0.7’ 9:50 p.m., 2.1’ 4:00 p.m., 1.1’ Friday 6:55 a.m./7 p.m. 1:37 a.m./1:36 p.m. 11:03 a.m., 2.9’ 3:38 a.m., 1.2’ 6:38 p.m., 1.0’ March 17 6:55 a.m./7 p.m. 2:31 a.m./2:31 p.m. 12:51 a.m., 2.1’ 6:23 a.m., 1.3’ 1:08 p.m., 3.1’ 8:00 p.m., 0.6’Come support and cheer on the players at the championship games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, at the CRC Gym.* Congratulations to Bob Carter for his 710 series Wednesday!