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The Kwajalein hourglass

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P h o t o s b y S h e i l a G i d e o n Photos by Sheila Gideon K e y s t o n e C l u b a n d G i r l T a l k h o s t e d a v a r i e t y s h o w S u n d a y t o r a i s e Keystone Club and Girl Talk hosted a variety show Sunday to raise m o n e y f o r t h e B a b y B a g f u n d C l o c k w i s e f r o m t o p l e f t : K e y s t o n e C l u b money for the Baby Bag fund. Clockwise from top left: Keystone Club m e m b e r s d a n c e a t t h e f i n a l e “ C o d e 5 ” s h o w s o f f t h e i r h i p h o p m o v e s members dance at the finale, “Code 5” shows off their hip hop moves, t h e E l e m e n t a r y C h e e r l e a d e r s p e p u p t h e c r o w d a n d D a n e B i s h o p g e t s the Elementary Cheerleaders pep up the crowd and Dane Bishop gets l a u g h s a c t i n g o u t a n A F N c o m m e r c i a l F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 6 laughs acting out an AFN commercial. For more, see page 6.

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2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 17, 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 WolfActing Public Affairs Of cer....Michael SakaioManaging Editor ....................Sheila Gideon Associate Editor ...............Catherine Layton Media Specialist......................Shawn Brady Media Specialist..........................Eva Seelye Rumor: Glass and aluminum are no longer recycled on Kwajalein. Glass is crushed and utilized in the drying beds at the waste plant. Aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass and aluminum cans are separated here on-island and recycled off-island. Additionally, miscellaneous scrap metal is also recycled off-island. There are only two museums in the Republic of the Marshall Islands dedicated to preserving the history and conserving the folk arts, traditional skills, historic accounts, oral literature and other traditions of the Marshall Islands. Alele Museum is located in Majuro, the capital of the RMI. The Marshallese Cultural Museum is located here at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll.Alele Museum, Library and National Archives, PO Box 629, Majuro, RMI, 96960/E-mail: alele@ntamar.com /Website: alelemuseum.tripod.com .Marshallese Cultural Center, PO Box 1448, APO, AP, 96555.... to Denise Dorn for creating all the coconut trophies for the Community Activities Athletics champions. They are creative, Kwaj-unique and everyone loves them. Thanks, Denise! ... to Mandie Morris, her Community Activities recreation team and the Kwajalein Sports Association for a great basketball season. You all did an outstanding job and the season was enjoyed by all. Thank you! ... to the Keystone Club, Girl Talk, Jared Barrick and Masina McCollum for putting on an entertaining variety show Sunday. Thumbs up to all the performers who had the guts to get on stage and entertain for a good cause.Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!... to the adults either participating or spectating during the basketball season that don’t understand the term “recreational sports.” These sports are supposed to be for fun. Let’s do a better job during spring sports and set an example for our children. ... to whoever walked their dog in my yard and left its feces to stink up my yard and attract ies. Be prepared to clean up after your animal. ... to those who do not practice proper bicycle safety. Make sure your children are being safe as passengers of your bicycle or while riding their own. Visit the Hourglass Sharepoint site on the KwajWeb to nd information about your weekly newspaper. You can nd out how you can contribute photos and submit articles, nd forms for new arrivals and departures, and view classi ed ads. all the m un i t y o ns. u e k s, h e r t io n !

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3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 17, 2012 Photo courtesy of Samuel RubenDr. Samuel Ruben is one of the new doctors at Kwajalein Hospital. He and his wife, Tina, moved from Hilo, Hawaii, after hearing about Kwajalein from Dr. Jim Morrow, Kwajalein Hospital’s chief medical of cer. Ruben was in the Army from 1968 until 2011, with a few breaks in active service and Army National Guard. He retired Oct. 1, 2011, in a ceremony on the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor. He retired as an Army Medical Corps colonel. He has been on ve tours since Sept. 11, 2001: two to Iraq, two to Afghanistan and one to Sinai. The Rubens also lived and worked on Johnson Atoll in the mid 1990s. Tina will be volunteering at the veterinary clinic and they are both looking forward to seeing what the Marshall Islands have to offer. By Maj. Stephen Parrish Sr. USAKA Operations Officer At 6 p.m. every day, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll residents hear a familiar sound – the ten second siren that blares nearly everywhere on the island. This siren is not just to remind kids it’s time for dinner; it also serves as a reminder that we live in an uncertain world and things on our beautiful Army base can rapidly change. On April 25, USAKA will conduct an “evacuate to shelters” drill on both Roi and Kwajalein Islands. The drill will start around 7 p.m. and last for about 30 minutes, before the “all clear” will be sounded. The purpose of the drill is to test the evacuation process, determine if shelters are adequate and get the community familiar with actions they should take should the siren sound at a time other than 6 p.m. Last year’s Japanese tsunami was a great, rst “real world” test. For the most part, things seemed to work well. A favorable tide is really what prevented any water from getting on the island. Of greater concern is a tidal surge associated with a large storm, combined with a higher tide. There were a lot of lessons learned from last year’s tsunami event for both residents and the Installation Emergency Management Team. A survey will be available following the drill in April to get residents’ feedback in order to continue to improve in all areas. To prepare for the drill and any potential real world disaster, there are several things you can do: • Understand where you are supposed to go if the siren sounds the “evacuate” three-minute warble. For some, it is a two-story home and for others it is a dedicated shelter. • Update emergency instructions in your phone book (Section 4: Community and Safety Information). Anyone with a CAC and access to the KwajWeb can reach the links under the “phonebook” tab. • Have emergency supplies on-hand. See pages 4-13 of your phonebook for a packing list. • Go to your designated or other two-story shelter with your family prior to an evacuation. If anyone has questions or would like a hard copy of the updated emergency information, please contact Maj. Stephen Parrish Sr. at 54417. D i s a s t e r e x e r c i s e t o t e s t K w a j a l e i n R o i Disaster exercise to test Kwajalein, Roi Emergency Shelter signs are being placed around Kwajalein to direct residents to the various shelters on island. ZONE 1 is for North Point residents (High School) ZONE 2 is for residents living east of Lagoon Road (Dental Clinic) ZONE 3 is for residents living west of Lagoon Road (GSK Warehouse)Photo by Sheila Gideon

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4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 17, 2012 Kai Staal freedives in the waters of Micronesia while spearfishing. By Shawn Brady Media Specialist The Paci c Ocean – “8th wonder of the world” – is something the residents of the Marshall Islands base their lives around. Whether it is used for food, transportation or just relaxation is indifferent. It is an integral part of life for the residents of the Marshall Islands, and Kwajalein is no exception. While the majority of us here on Kwajalein are drawn to the beaches, beautiful dive sights and peaceful sound of the waves, there are a select few residents who utilize the ocean to fuel a most ery passion – spear shing. For most people, standing within earshot of a person talking about spear shing is enough to make them say, “No way!” From an outward angle, all spear shing consists of is holding your breath and swimming onto a shark’s dinner plate. However, the few watermen who do decide to indulge themselves in such an activity nd the bene ts they receive far outweigh the cost it demands. Spear shing, rst and foremost, is the most basic and economical way to sh. You are in the water, looking for the sh you want. Then, under your own power, you hunt it to eat. Trolling and pole shing exhibit a “grab-bag” style of shing where you throw your bait in and hope that something, or anything for that matter, bites your hook. With spear shing, the diver has the ability to kill only what can and will be eaten. The excitement of spearing a sh, working against time, the ocean and sharks is exhilarating, to say the least. But, if you would ask any avid spear sherman what draws them back to the sea, you would nd that they have ulterior motives. Spearing a sh is a reward, plain and simple. After sometimes hours of stalking, waiting and nally capturing the targeted sh, you have successfully completed a challenge. There is no revelry involved in killing an animal for no sake at all, which is the common misconception in regards to spear shing. The goal is not to kill; the goal is to challenge yourself in seek of a well-deserved prize you can eventually eat at the end of a long day. If spearing a sh is your only goal, you might be involved in the wrong sport. Some tenured spear shermen on Kwaj gave some inside information on what spear shing truly means to them. Ric Fullerton, teacher at Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School and spear sherman for over 20 years, said that it is the process, as a whole, that excites him. “Everything else in the world disappears. When I go out there, and we anchor somewhere, and I start putting on my stuff, I just smile. I like the process of getting ready; I like the head-space I have to get into. But when I’m spear shing, everything else in the world disappears.” Dane Bishop, avid freediver and senior at KHS, thinks that “the feeling of staying under the water for minutes at a time [and] just being able to sit down there” is the most enjoyable part about spear shing.Bishop and Fullerton both agreed being in the water makes them feel almost a part of nature; peace and comfort are attained with each and every dive they make. “The goal is not to kill; the goal is to challenge yourself in seek of a welldeserved prize you can eventually eat at the end of a long day.” T h e f e e l i n g n o t t h e s h d r a w s K w a j The feeling, not the sh, draws Kwaj s p e a r s h e r m e n t o t h e s e a spear shermen to the seaPhoto courtesy of extremefishingmaui.com Photo courtesy of Kai Staal

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5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 17, 2012 Maj. Travis Cornett, right, completed all the required evaluations and was designated as a Pilot in Command of the UH-72A helicopter Feb. 23. This was followed by another significant event as he took his first solo flight in the UH-72A around Kwajalein Atoll March 7. In keeping with aviation tradition, upon completion of this flight, his shirttail was cut off and signed by all those who had taught, evaluated, mentored, and assisted during his training and throughout his solo flight. The signed shirttail was framed and presented to Cornett at the USAKA Headquarters March 10. USAKA Commander Col. Joseph Gaines, left, presented the framed shirttail and a certificate recognizing the importance of this event in Cornett’s aviation career. C e l e b r a t i n g A c h i e v e m e n t s Celebrating Achievements dh Photo by Capt. Burdel Welsh One experienced Kwajalein spear sherman expressed that his favorite part was “the process of the hunt, in its most pure form.” Using the bare minimum, placing yourself in another species’ environment and being successful against those odds is an amazing feeling. It is not always what you end up with at the end of the day that determines the quality of the outing. All four of the spear shermen agreed the quality of the water and the beauty of the environment is quite a spectacle. Having sh on the dinner table is a bonus, enjoying oneself and building anticipation for the next trip is the ultimate goal.All of this is not to say the process of spear shing is completely relaxing and fun. Like most things in life, proper preparation and adequate knowledge are required in order to stay safe while out on the water. Glenn Hibberts, Kwajalein spear sherman from 1990-1996, was adamant about the importance of the buddy system and nding an experienced dive partner. Hibberts said, “You’ve got to have a partner that’s experienced, somebody that will back you up.” There was a mutual agreement between the four spear shermen about starting this new hobby. If you are interested, you should nd an experienced dive buddy who will take time to teach you. Knowledge of the area and the creatures swimming there are absolutely crucial. The Marshall Islands is currently the largest shark sanctuary in the world, so sharks are inevitable while spear shing. It is important to remember you are in the shark’s environment so, “when in doubt, get out.” Respect for the environment and the animals that live there is without a doubt the most important virtue among the few spear shermen who call Kwajalein home. Spear shing can be scary, peaceful, exciting and insightful all at the same time. That is what makes the sport so enticing and unique every time you take a trip. The amazing underwater ecosystem in the Marshall Islands makes the whole experience worthwhile and very alluring. No matter how you choose to enjoy it, make sure respect is paid to the ocean and the creatures living in it. Th Th h Th e e e K Kw Kw Kw j aj aj aj al al al i ei ei ei n n n H Ho Ho Ho ur ur gl gl g as as as s s s m m me nt ored sh h h ir tt t ai ai l l w a 10 10 0 0 0 0 1 . US U AK K A a a a ce ce e e c t t t rt rt t r if if if i i i ic t at at Above: James Heidle was recently promoted as the new Director of the USAKA Directorate of Public Works. Right: Col. Joseph Gaines, center, recognizes Republic of the Marshall Islands C-badge employees for passing the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test administered in January. From left is Steve Mwekto from Kwajalein Range Services; Gordon Laidren, Marci Butler and Jason Jitenburo from Alutiiq/ Kwajalein Police Department. The four individuals would be eligible to join the U.S. military. Photos by Mike Sakaio

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6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 17, 2012 From left, Eva Seelye, Rachel DeLange, Shannon Wilkinson and Molly Premo perform the “Can’t Ship This” AFN commercial – complete with an MC Hammer dance. Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorThe musical and creative talents tucked away among members of the Kwajalein community are truly astounding. That’s what makes events like the Teen Variety Show so entertaining – it’s an outlet to reveal them to the community. The show was sponsored by Keystone Club and Girl Talk and held Sunday evening in the MP Room. The reasoning behind the variety show is even more inspiring. Donations were taken at the door and will be used to support the Baby Bag Fund. “Operation Baby Bag” was started by Girl Talk, a peer-to-peer mentoring group for girls in grades 7-12 at Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School, to purchase supplies for families in need on Ebeye. The show consisted of 15 acts with “commercial breaks” in between. The commercial breaks were hysterical. The students picked some of the bestknown and probably most annoying AFN commercials aired over and over again and acted them out. Jarem Erekson and Jamie Simpson got roaring laughter from the audience by acting out a father and daughter and what they do to help get the kids involved with a PCS. “Get out! We’re moving again? This is the worst day of my life!” Simpson must have practiced very hard to perfect her “sprinkler” technique – she had the dance move down awlessly. Dane Bishop followed up with nancial advice, which was “worth way more than what we spent on this commercial.” His imitation of the “dancing man” brought tears of laughter to most.The singers came out in full force and really rocked the house. The standout singer of the night was de nitely 11-year-old Grace DeLange. She stood con dent on-stage alone and then made jaws drop as she belted out Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Also impressive was Mereille Bishop, who sang “Hallelujah” with accompaniment from John Sholar. Her song choice was perfect given her heavenly voice. Kori Dowell looked calm and cool as she sang with Annie Hepler on piano. Dowell and the audience had smiles on their faces throughout the song. Jordan Hadley and Lilli Klinger’s voices melded together perfectly. They both had a great range, beginning the song soft and sweet and then really belting it out at the end. There were also some students whose harmonies were overwhelmingly beautiful: Angelo and Auguston Lelet accompanied Hepler in her song “I Won’t Give Up,” Cortelia Bill and Reslinda Haferkorn were delightful with Auguston on the ukulele, and Alex Shotts harmonized with Justin Furgeson in “Stand Tall.” Colby McGlinn and Jeni Simpson brought some fun in with their goofy rendition of “Rock Lobster.” McGlinn showed off how high he could make his voice squeak, making the audience giggle every time. Gabe Monnot had a little trouble remembering the lyrics to “Black Hole Sun,” but the ones he did remember, he sang very well. He had a nice baritone sound that really set him apart from the other singers of the night. Students show off variety of talents to raise money for “Operation Baby Bag”From left, Colby McGlinn, Jake Jahnke, Alex Shotts and Justin Furgeson perform “Stand Tall” at the Teen Variety Show to raise money for “Operation Baby Bag.”

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7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 17, 2012Besides singers, there were a number of dance groups. The Elementary Cheerleaders began the program with their upbeat dance routine. The girls showed off their jumps and even tried a lift. Hula dancers Mamolyn Anni, Eltina John, Yomoko Kemem and Roanna Zackhras performed to “Oolala,” receiving cheers throughout from friends and family. One of the most entertaining groups of the night was “Code 5,” consisting of Jimmy Beio, Xavier Bellu, Diamond Calep, Manini Kabua and DeVante Floor. Move over Chris Brown and Usher, these boys have some moves! Calep had some amazing ips, while Floor and Beio showed off their break dancing. You could barely hear the music over the screams of teenage girls and cheers from family and friends. A variety show wouldn’t be complete without some comedy. Colleen Furgeson and Claire Grant went for straightup slapstick joke telling, most of them about octopus or sh. Mary Doerries and Jamie Simpson, on the other hand, reenacted their favorite “Saturday Night Live” skits. Doerries starred in the rst one titled “Kaitlin.” Simpson “tried not to be dramatic” while Doerries, complete with a wacky side pig-tail and lisp, spent a lot of time yelling in Malkie Loeak’s face. Simpson followed up with a skit titled “Sue.” She got really worked up planning a surprise party. A little too worked up. She had the audience mimicking her, “Oh, my God,” phrase – especially when Dane Bishop came out on stage dressed as a woman. The nale was presented by the Keystone Club. It was an upbeat dance routine the “Grease” hit “We Go Together.” The students hand-jived and twirled with one another, ending with a sign thanking the audience for their support. The show was a huge success, not only for the performers, but for the end goal of raising money for “Operation Baby Bag.” With funds raised from this event, Girl Talk will purchase bags, diapers, onesies and blank DVDs to make copies of an original movie about parenting. If you would like to donate to the group, they are accepting gently used diaper bags, baby clothes or anything useful for a newborn; please refrain from donating toys. Girl Talk is planning weekly deliveries to Ebeye newborns and their families. For more information, contact Masina McCollum. From left, Colby McGlinn, Jeni Simpson, Mary Doerries and Jamie Simpson perform a “Saturday Night Live” skit at the variety show. Left, Annie Hepler sings and plays piano. Right, fifth-grader Grace DeLange belts out Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Angelo Lelet, left, and Auguston Lelet accompany a song during the Teen Variety Show Sunday night. Mary Doerries and Malkie Loeak act out a “Saturday Night Live” skit that had the audience roaring with laughter.

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8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 17, 2012 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@smdck.smdc. army.mil. This feature cannot run without your submissions. Questions, call 52114. DISPATCH FROM ROI Eck Natter ponders the significance of the letter “L.”Photo by Bob Carter By Catherine Layton, Associate Editor Photo from Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School Ekatak

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9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 17, 2012From Kay Geraghty From Ivy Springer From Charlie Harjo From Col. Joseph Gaines From Kim Yarnes From Shawn Brady Submit your own photo! E-mail it to hourglass@smdck.smdc.army.mil. From Linn Ezell From Kim Yarnes

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10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 17, 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.KRS AND CMSI job listings for on-island positions will be available at the Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye Dock Security Check Point bulletin boards, the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce, the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board and at Human Resources in Building 700. Job listings for contract positions will be available at www. krsjv.com on the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce and on the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board. Full job descriptions and requirements for contract openings are located online at www.krsjv.com. KRS employment applications are continually accepted for casual positions in the community services departments, medical department and the HR temp pool. Some of the casual positions are recreation aid, medical of ce, substitute teacher and HR temp pool of ce support. Questions, call 54916. WANTEDEASELS, both small, picture size and large presentation; and small, inexpensive TV. Call Marge at 52586 or 54881. MEDIUM OR regular-sized refrigerator (not BQsized). Call 50895. FOR SALEPROLINE 23-FOOT POWERBOAT with Suzuki 250 HP (low hours), 15 HP Mercury kicker, aluminum hardtop, fast, sturdy boat in great shape for diving, shing, water sports or cruising, aluminum trailer, big shack with full refrigerator, A/C, lots of tools, Penn international with pole, $39,000. Call Tyler at work, 52010, or home, 52371. CELL PHONE with all accessories and phone cards, $100; Gevalia coffee maker, $30; Panasonic 32-inch TV, available mid-May, $125; Panasonic microwave, $50; ladies golf clubs with cart, bag and all accessories, $60 and black DVD rack, $10 Call Rue at 54173 and leave a message; I will call back. 32-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 doublesized 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. NAVY BLUE stadium chairs, perfect for Bingo or the theater, $25; insulated picnic basket, $25; sectional couch with ottoman, $650 and dining room table with 4 chairs, BQ-size, $180. Call 51862 and leave a message. COMMUNITY NOTICESTHERE WILL BE A St. Patty’s Day party tonight at the Ocean View Club. Join us for drink specials. Questions, contact Ted Glynn at 53338. KITE DAY will be noon-2 p.m., Sunday, 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,” Sunday, 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., Monday, 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! INTERESTED IN BECOMING a paid softball of cial for KSA? The KSA softball clinic will be at 5 p.m., Tuesday, at Brandon Field. For questions, call Tarah at 52280. THE HOBBY SHOP will be offering an adult tear bowl class on from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, 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., Wednesday, in the elementary school Coconut Room. The public is invited to attend. IF YOU WOULD LIKE to perform in the Spring Break Music Festival, contact Dan Hopkins in global or at 52349 by Thursday. 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.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 ends Thursday. QUIZZO, 7:30 p.m., Friday, 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., Friday, 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 53412, 54881 or 56212. KWAJALEIN POLICE Department will conduct a re arms range from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, and from 8 a.m. to noon, March 24. Observe the red ag hazard area. Questions, call 54452. 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. Drinks included on the course and lunch served afterward. Contact Flynn Gideon with questions or to sign up at 54168. CYSS START SMART SOCCER registration runs until March 25. Season dates are April 11 to May 16. Registration is open to ages 3-5. Cost is $20 per individual. For questions, contact Coach Katie at 53796. 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., Tuesday, and 6-7 p.m., March 28. The cost is $7. Call Denise at 51700 to sign up. MANDATORY ISLAND ORIENTATION will be Caf Pacific Lunch DinnerSunday Beef Tips Chef’s Choice Entree White Rice Thursday Beef Brisket Tacos Roast Potatoes March 24 Beef Lasagna Vegetarian Lasagna Chicken Saute Thursday Chicken Fried Steak Parslied Potatoes Steamed Rice Wednesday Roast Top Sirloin Baked Salmon Baked Potatos Friday Salisbury Steak Steamed Ono Au Gratin Potato Friday Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice Tofu Vegetable Stir-fry Monday Chicken Cordon Bleu Chef’s Choice Entree Assorted Breads Wednesday Kwaj Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes Corn Dogs Sunday Shoyu Chicken Fried Rice Cauliflower Monday Roast Pork Loin Steamed Rice Vegetarian Saute Tuesday Spaghetti and Meatballs Garlic Bread Eggplant Parmesan Tuesday BBQ Spare Ribs Steamed Potatoes Tuna Macaroni March 24 Braised Short Ribs Chef’s Choice Entree Mashed Potatoes

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11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 17, 2012 M i l i t a r y Military C a s u a l t i e s CasualtiesSpc. Edward J. Acosta, 21, of Hesperia, Calif., died March 5 in La Jolla, Calif., of injuries sustained Dec. 3, 2011, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised-explosive device in Wardak province, Afghanistan. Acosta was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. Staff Sgt. Jesse J. Grindey, 30, of Hazel Green, Wis., died March 12 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Grindey was assigned to 287th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Riley, Kan. from 12:30-4:30 p.m., March 28, in building 365, CAC room 6. Arrive 10 minutes early to sign in. It is required for all new island arrivals but not recommended for dependent children under age 10. For questions, call ES&H at 51134. THE ARMY VETERINARIAN will be on island from Tuesday through March 28. Contact Jenny at 52017 for an appointment. THE DENTAL CLINIC will be closed for patient care through March 29. Call 52165 for questions. For emergency services during this time, call the hospital at 52223 or 52224. MARCH BIRTHDAY BASH will be at 8 p.m., March 31, at the Ocean View Club. Sign up at the KRS Retail Sales of ce by March 28. You must be 21 years old. Complimentary drinks and cake for registered March birthdays. Contact Ted Glynn at 53338 or Maria Elena Curtiss at 58228 with any questions. REGISTER FOR THE Spring Bowling League until March 31 at the Community Activities Of ce. Cost is $70 with shoe rental or $60 without. League play is April 3 to May 22 on Tuesday and Wednesday nights; there must be six teams each night. Register four bowlers per team or as an individual and we’ll help you nd a team. Questions, contact the CA of ce at 53331. REGISTER FOR THE CYSS Youth Sports Bowling League until April 7. Season dates are April 20 to May 18. Cost is $30 per individual. Registration is open to all CYSS registered youth ages 7 through grade 6. Space is limited. For questions, contact Coach Katie at 53796. KWAJALEIN ART GUILD’S 2012 Spring Craft Show and Photo Exhibit will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 16, in the MP Room. Craft show vendor applications are located on the mall bulletin board. Questions, call Jayne at 54643 (craft show) or Linn at 51990 (photo exhibit). THE MICRONESIAN HANDICRAFt Shop announces a new shipment from Chuuk including storyboard turtles and masks, carved heads and walking sticks. We also have an excellent assortment of carved dolphins, shes, sharks, mobiles, weavings and ornaments from Pohnpei and beautiful weavings from the Marshall Islands. The Mic Shop is run by volunteers of the YYWC and proceeds fund educational grants in the Marshalls and Micronesia.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 and Gus Garcia. Questions, call Ted at 53338. MORE NEW COUCHES have arrived on Kwaj. If you have the older rattan couches and are interested in a change, please call the Furniture Warehouse at 53434 to be placed on a waitlist for delivery. Due to the size, the couches are only available for residential housing. 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. KINDERGARTEN pre-registration for the 20122013 George Seitz Elementary School year has begun. Children eligible for kindergarten must turn 5 by Sept. 1, 2012. Contact the elementary school of ce at 53601 to pre-register your child. 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 51695. THE LAST DAY of school for Kwajalein schools for the 2011-2012 school year is June 8. If your school-age child will be PCSing before June 8 or during the summer, notify the school of ce. This will assist with classroom planning for the 20122013 school year and expedite preparation of student records for their new school. Call the elementary school at 53601 or the high school at 52011. E-TALK. Any activity with the potential to threaten areas within 50 feet of the shoreline (facility demolition, construction, vegetation removal) require Environmental review and approval. “TAKE 5” FOR SAFETY. Drive defensively: Be prepared to respond quickly, and safely, to traf c conditions. Caf Roi FridayChicken Enchiladas Steak Fajitas FrijolesWednesday Top Sirloin Chicken Cordon Bleu Baked Potatoes SundayBaked BBQ Chicken Stuffed Pork Loin QuicheThursday Sloppy Joes Roast Pork Macaroni and Cheese March 24Stuffed Green Peppers Roasted Turkey Wrap Rice PilafThursday Fried Chicken Meatloaf Collard Greens Friday Calzones Spaghetti Garlic Bread MondayGarlic Roast Beef Egg McMuffins Roast PotatoesWednesday Teriyaki Chicken Coca-Cola Ham Steamed Yams SundayTurkey Breast Stuffing Mashed PotatoesMonday Pork Shoulder Tempura Cod Chicken Fried Rice Tuesday Whole Roast Chicken Beef Bourgninone Egg Noodles Parsley Tuesday Fish Sandwiches Spicy Buffalo Wings Black Eyed Peas March 24Pork Loin Mashed Potatoes Vegetable of the DayLunch Dinner

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12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 17, 2012 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 10 – 15 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 9 – 14 knots. Tuesday: Mostly sunny, <10 percent showers. Winds: NE-E at 13 – 18 knots. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, <10 percent showers. Winds: NE-ENE at 13 – 18 knots. Thursday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 15 – 20 knots. Friday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds ENE-E at 14 – 19 knots. Yearly total: 8.47 inches Yearly deviation: 0.45 inchesCall 54700 for updates forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. BASKETBALL Tuesday, March 6Top Bowlers MenAndrew Novotny 216 James Simek 213 Shane Jacobs 202Top Bowlers WomenBetina Dodd 201 Deb Douthat 148 Saturday, March 10 USAKA def. Lacedaemonians 58-41 Turbo Turtles def. Zissou Forfeit Tuesday, March 13 USAKA def. Zissou 31-29 Chargogg def. Turbo Turtles 55-54BOWLINGWATER POLO Friday, March 9 Alley-Oops def. Jawks 38-29 Srekal def. Flyswatters 52-32 Bakaiaro def. Spartans 72-66 hOOPS def. Fundamentals 57-39 Tuesday, March 13 Alley-Oops def. Flyswatters 38-27 Jawks def. Srekal 43-39 Icey Hot def. Lakaruk 40-35 Fundamentals def. Bakaiaro 49-37Team #3 17-7 Surprise Me! 14-10 High Tolerance 14-10 Team #4 13-11 XXX 13-11 Ask Mike 13-11 Splits or Swallows 11-13STANDINGSSTANDINGS Adult League hOOPS 7-1 Fundamentals 7-3 Icey Hot 5-4 Spartans 4-5 Heat 3-5 Bakaiaro 3-6 Lakaruk 2-7 Turbo Turtles 7-1 Chargogg 7-1 Lacedaemonians 3-5 USAKA 2-6 Zissou 1-7 Season high scorersBill Williamson, 82 goals, Turbo Turtles Shawn Brady, 70 goals, Lacedaemonians Adam Vail, 60 goals, ChargoggSTANDINGS Ballums 17-7 We Should 14-10 The Mutley Crew 14-10 Shooting Star 13-11 3 Stems & A Cherry 11-13 Team #6 11-13 Larry & Friends 11-13 Wednesday, March 7Top Bowlers MenSteve Simpson 246 Bob Carter 246 Rich Cunrod 222Top Bowlers WomenPelepa Smith 142 Christina Gibbons 133 School League Alley-Oops 10-0 Jawks 5-5 Srekal 5-5 Flyswatters 0-10 Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High Tide Low Tide Sunday 6:54 a.m./7:00 p.m. 3:21 a.m./3:25 p.m. 2:08 a.m., 2.6’ 7:51 a.m., 0.8’ 2:12 p.m., 3.5’ 8:43 p.m., 0.2’ Monday 6:54 a.m./7:00 p.m. 4:07 a.m./4:15 p.m. 2:48 a.m., 3.1’ 8:40 a.m., 0.4’ 2:54 p.m., 3.9’ 9:14 p.m., -0.1’ Tuesday 6:53 a.m./7:00 p.m. 4:51 a.m./5:04 p.m. 3:19 a.m., 3.5’ 9:16 a.m., 0.0’ 3:27 p.m., 4.1’ 9:42 p.m., -0.4’ Wednesday 6:53 a.m./7:00 p.m. 5:32 a.m./5:50 p.m. 3:47 a.m., 3.9’ 9:48 a.m., -0.3’ 3:56 p.m., 4.3’ 10:07 p.m., -0.5’ Thursday 6:52 a.m./7:00 p.m. 6:13 a.m./6:36 p.m. 4:13 a.m., 4.2’ 10:17 a.m., -0.5’ 4:23 p.m., 4.4’ 10:31 p.m., -0.7’ Friday 6:52 a.m./ 7:00 p.m. 6:53 a.m./7:22 p.m. 4:38 a.m., 4.4’ 10:45 a.m., -0.6’ 4:49 p.m., 4.3’ 10:55 p.m., -0.7’ March 24 6:51 a.m./7:00 p.m. 7:33 a.m./8:08 p.m. 5:03 a.m., 4.5’ 11:12 a.m., -0.6’ 5:15 p.m., 4.2’ 11:18 p.m., -0.6’