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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 U S A K A / R T S C o m m a n d e r C o l J o s e p h G a i n e s f a r r i g h t USAKA/RTS Commander Col. Joseph Gaines, far right, a n d S g t M a j H o h n W o l f f a r l e f t g i v e C o m m a n d e r Â’ s and Sgt. Maj. Hohn Wolf, far left, give CommanderÂ’s C o i n s t o t h r e e v i s i t i n g M a r s h a l l e s e S o l d i e r s s e r v i n g i n Coins to three visiting Marshallese Soldiers serving in t h e U S A r m y F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 3 the U.S. Army. For more, see page 3.

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2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 28, 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 Temp Associate Editor .......Wendy Peacock Media Specialist......................Shawn Brady Media Specialist..........................Eva Seelye Rumor: USAKA/RTS will transition to Installation Management Command soon. Yes. The Secretary of the Army has recently signed an order directing all base support and operations functions of USAKA to IMCOM effective Oct. 1, 2012. The range functions will remain with SMDC. In times past, landing of strangers upon the shores of any of the islands in the Marshalls often led to fighting between islanders and newcomers. This was true even between the islanders themselves. So to avoid fighting, a gesture of friendship is carried out by the symbolic knot that is first tied on the rope that would be thrown from the canoe to someone on the shore, while the other end of the canoe is anchored to the bottom of the lagoon. Only then could the newcomer safely disembark. ... to everyone at the furniture warehouse for always being so accommodating, friendly and careful while moving things around. The new Kwaj furniture is beautiful!Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!... to the person(s) who took the ping pong ball machine from the Adult Recreation Center. It really ruins it for patrons who want to play ping pong.Republic of the Marshall Islands DriverÂ’s License Renewal and New IssueRepublic of the Marshall IslandÂ’s Department of Motor Vehicle licensing will process RMI driverÂ’s license renewals and new issues from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 7, at the RMI RepresentativeÂ’s Of ce located at Building 901. If you would like to renew or get a new RMI driverÂ’s license, bring a picture ID. Cost of both renewals and new issue is $20. Questions, please call the RMI Representative to USAKAÂ’s of ce at 53620 or 53600.

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3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 28, 2012See RMI Soldiers, page 10Sgt. Maj. Hohn Wolf gives a USAKA Commander’s Coin to Spc. Elmita Anjain at the USAKA command center. Anjain grew up on Ebeye and Majuro and joined the U.S. Army in 2005. Soldiers discuss leaving RMI to serve in U.S. military, deployments overseas USAKA/RTS Commander Col. Joseph Gaines thanks Pfc. Gracelynn Livai for her service in the U.S. Army and gives her a USAKA Commander’s Coin.Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorThe United States military is made up of an eclectic group of servicemen and women from various backgrounds and ethnicities. They may ght for one country, but not all of them originated from the same one. Some of those Soldiers grew up right here in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Three of those Marshallese Soldiers recently returned home to Ebeye to mourn the loss of a family member. While they were here, they visited U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, where USAKA/RTS Commander Col. Joseph Gaines thanked them for their service with a Commander’s Coin. Pfc. Tony DeBrum went to Fr. Hacker High School on Ebeye, but also spent time in Florida and nally Hawaii, where he ended up nishing high school. He joined the U.S. Army Feb. 2, 2010, and has been stationed at Ft. Drum, N.Y., since June 2010. Although he grew up on a tropical island, transitioning to chilly upstate N.Y. wasn’t such a drastic change, although there was a learning curve when it came to snow and ice. He is not a fan of the weather but added, “I love doing my job.” DeBrum just reenlisted in the infantry. He hopes to one day get transferred to Hawaii to be closer to family and where he grew up. DeBrum is trying to work on his leadership skills in order to make the military a future career for himself. He wants to “become a better leader [and] maybe come back home and help my people out.” He still has strong ties to the Marshall Islands. It was because of the Operation Flintlock battle that took place there in 1944 that made him join the military in the rst place. “The Japanese were holding my people here on Kwajalein,” DeBrum said. “[The U.S. military] risked their lives for my people. I’m returning the favor. That’s all I ever wanted to do. They fought for my great-grandfathers that they didn’t even know. So, I’m going to do the same.” DeBrum just returned from a 1-year deployment in Afghanistan. It wasn’t what he expected, but he found the good with the bad. One thing that helped was seeing a handful of Marshallese Soldiers in the year he was deployed. “Just to see one of my own somewhere in Afghanistan … just made me feel good,” he said. “It made me feel good knowing I’m not the only one serving from a little island.” One Soldier he knew in particular was Spc. Elmita Anjain, who was in the same brigade, but different battalion. Anjain grew up on Ebeye and then moved to Majuro. She entered the Army Oct. 8, 2005. She is also stationed at Ft. Drum. Anjain joined the military to nish school and support her four children, ages 12, 10, 8 and 3. She has been deployed three times. Her rst deployment was to Iraq, only 1 year after joining up. “When I rst got there, it was crazy,” she recalled. “We got hit 33 times in one day.” Her second deployment was only 6 months after giving birth to her youngest son. During her last deployment, Anjain was a part of the Female Engagement Team. Her uniform was chosen to be housed in the U.S. Army Women’s Museum at Ft. Lee,

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4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 28, 2012Photos by Shawn BradyScout Wyatt Jones assists during the evacuate to shelters exercise Wednesday night by recording Kwajalein residents’ information at the shelters.Residents test evacuation procedures By Maj. Stephen M. Parrish Sr. USAKA/RTS Emergency ManagerThe blaring sound of a siren can send chills up the spine for some, cause fright for others and indifference for someone else; but, no matter who you are, it means something. On Wednesday night, Kwajalein and Roi-Namur residents experienced the sirens indicating “Pending Disaster” and “Evacuate to Shelters.” It was just a drill, but these sirens signaled the rst test of the shelters since the devastating tsunami in Japan during March 2011. Although Kwajalein was spared and Roi only experienced an empty lagoon, the series of waves caused by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake wreaked havoc throughout the Paci c. Although tsunamis are frightening phenomena, the Atoll topography provides some protection. What could be worrisome is a typhoon with a large storm surge, especially one associated with a high tide. A category III storm can easily produce 10to 15-foot storm surges and when you are only 5-7 feet above sea level – well, that’s bad. If you think it can’t happen on Kwaj or Roi, think again. According to a report by the RTS weather station, it happened twice in the late 19th century. Historic records show that Kwajalein Island was cleared of everything, save a single concrete church built by missionaries. The three main residential shelters on Kwaj are the High School, the Dental Clinic, and the GSK Warehouse. Over 300 residents evacuated to these shelters Wednesday. While there, Henry McElreath commented, “I think this is a good use of our time to prepare the community for a potential disaster.” Another Kwajalein resident, Tina Klinger, said, “Planning ahead can save lives.” The evacuate to shelters drill occurred for several reasons. One was to ensure Kwajalein and Roi residents know what to do during a potential disaster. Another was to determine the realistic capacity of our shelters, which will be used during a disaster. The last reason was to allow the shelter wardens to train for a real scenario at their shelter. If a large storm surge does strike the atoll, hopefully this and future exercises will give our residents knowledge of what to do, where to go and con dence that their leadership is working to ensure the safety of our workforce and their families. We know the plan is not perfect and where we can improve, we will. We learned a lot during this drill and we appreciate everyone who participated. Valuable information was gathered at each of the shelters that were involved and this information will be used to continue improving. If you haven’t already, please go the following link and complete the exercise survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/EvacuationExercise Thank you again for your support and participation and nally, a huge thanks to the shelter wardens for their excellent job. “This was a great exercise and everyone did just what they were supposed to do,” commented USAKA/RTS Commander Col. Joseph Gaines. Kwajalein residents take refuge at the GSK Warehouse during the evacuate to shelters drill held Wednesday night. Shelter warden Jared Barrick communicates via handheld radio with other wardens. Kwajalein residents evacuate to the high school during the exercise.

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5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 28, 2012 Big improvements coming for Kwaj recreation Then and Now “The Roundhouse”Photo by L.R. Johnson Photo by Harold ParkerThe Roundhouse, as we know it today, used to be known as the Zeus Acquisition Receiver. Left, the ZAR was constructed in 1961. When finished, there were three separate antennas, each 80 feet long and 10 feet high, and it was completely encircled in by a stain less steel beam forming fence. By Amanda Morris Recreation and Programs Manager Many of the Community Activities recreation facilities will be receiving an update this spring and summer. The Ivey Gym, Adult Recreation Center, Roi-Namur Gym, Family Pool and Kwaj Lanes Bowling Alley are all getting some much needed improvements thanks to the Quality of Life committee and the Army Bulk Buy for Strength and Cardio program. Many of the supplies have arrived on island and work is ready to begin on REC-reating these REC-reation facilities.Ivey Gym Improvements Ivey Gym will close at 8 a.m. on Tuesday for the installation of new equipment. Twenty-one pieces of manufactured strength equipment were obtained through the Army Bulk Buy program as a result of the combined efforts of Steve Gauthier, USAKA director of community activities, and Torrey Landers, Kwajalein Range Services community services manager. Communication with Morale, Welfare and Recreation in San Antonio made it possible for USAKA to gain access to the program. Additionally, the Army purchased two new treadmills to be installed in the Ivey soon. These improvements will give the facility new equipment, a new appearance, and make it much more ef cient and patron-friendly. The Ivey Gym will re-open at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday for public use. Roi Gym ImprovementsSome pieces from the Ivey Gym and the Army Bulk Buy will be sent to Roi, including new and used strength equipment and new ooring. A new TV and sound system were also purchased. These improvements will give Roi residents a more diverse and ef cient gym with a whole new appearance. This update is expected to be underway at the end of May. ARC Improvements New furniture is already in place in the Record Room and the Theater Room. Additionally, the facility will undergo a paint job and change in dcor in mid-May. This will complete the ARC project, which began almost one year ago with upgrades to the kitchen, patio and TV in the Theater Room. While all the services offered at the facility will remain the same, the facility itself will be much more welcoming to patrons.Family Pool Improvements A new pool deck has been ordered. Currently, the decking is comprised of concrete with areas of Astroturf. The new deck will consist of poly-extruded matting which has been used in many facilities to host events such as the U.S. Olympic Trials. The state-of-the-art decking will be a welcomed change for the facility. It will cover the entire pool deck making it uniform, slipresistant and comfortable for pool patrons.Kwaj Lanes ImprovementsNew seating was approved, which will be both beam seating and vinyl curved couches that will give a vintage feel with a new look. Reorganization of the center will help make it more ef cient and user-friendly. The new seating has been ordered and is expected to arrive for installation this summer.These new updates will provide the community with renewed opportunities for recreation. While the facilities themselves are the same, the improvements will create the feeling of a new experience. It is the hope that through the use of these different funding resources, the end result will be REC-reating a healthier, happier Kwajalein community.

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6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 28, 2012 Photos and graphic design by Sheila Gideon

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8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 28, 2012 Photos by Sheila Gideon

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9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 28, 2012 Photos by Kim YarnesThailandThe best time of the year to visit is November through February. Sites that shouldnÂ’t be missed: Doing the morning program at the Tiger Temple in northern Thailand. You get to help take care of tigers of different ages ranging from just a few months to several years old. The highlight of the day is when you help the older tigers get some exercise by climbing into their pen and playing with them like regular house cats...that can eat you. Staying at the River Kwai Jungle Rafts Hotel in Kanchanaburi is a neat experience. The rooms are literally oating. There is no power. It was a blast getting to play in the river, watch the monkeys and see the local sites including the Erawan Waterfall National Park and the Lawa Caves which is full of stalactites and stalagmites. The cooking class was also a lot of fun.Fiji The best time of the year to visit: March was a great time of the year. Sites that shouldnÂ’t be missed: The people; Fijians are some of the nicest people we ever met. The white water rafting and zip lining on the mainland was fun, but to really experience Fiji, spend a few days on some outer islands. The sur ng and shing were beyond fun. DonÂ’t miss the localsÂ’ musical gift of singing. All native Fijians sing great. Skip the Kava. CambodiaThe best time of the year to visit is right after the rainy season, November through May. Sites that shouldnÂ’t be missed : Angkor Wat at sunrise and surrounding temples. The best way to get around is by an ultra-light airplane. Strap into a twoseater airplane and spend an hour ying over the many temple sites and getting some incredible views of the temples and the Cambodian country side. Also, Tonl Sap Lake and oating village; and Choeng Ek and Tuol Sleng Museum (the Killing Fields). Travel Tips? The people of Cambodia are extremely friendly and during your travels there you will be asked frequently by the locals where you are from and why you are in Cambodia. Tourism is a fairly recent industry there and people are curious and appreciative towards visitors. There are many opportunities to volunteer in Cambodia and it only takes asking around in the cities to nd a school or hospital that will open its arms to you. Carry bread/crackers/fruit to the Wat for the wild monkeys; they are much nicer than the ones in Bali and will lovingly climb onto your shoulder for a snack and a pet. Also, only buy bottled water from stores. Photos by Anne Alrick Photo by Kim Yarnes

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10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 28, 2012 High Honor Roll (3.6667 and higher) – 12th Grade: Jonathan Bishop, Johannah Dye, Joshua Horton, Jacob Jahnke, Colby McGlinn; 11th Grade: Kori Dowell, Rachel Flaugh, Mary McPhatter, Eva Seelye; 10th Grade: Rachel DeLange*, Maddie Greene, Jennifer Hibberts, Stephanie Hibberts, John Sholar*, Shenandoah Wrobel; 9th Grade: Mereille Bishop, Dave Bonham*, Jordan Hadley, Stephen Parrish Jr., Molly Premo*; 8th Grade: Alex Burnley, Hannah DeLange, Allison Hibberts, Sam Jahnke, Liliana Klinger, Kornkanok Mahachai, Kaile’a Moseley*, Danielle Rivera, David Sholar*, Michael Sykes*; 7th Grade: Christine Abragan, Gabe Cornett, DeVante Floor, Eric Murillo. Honor Roll (3.5000 3.6666) – 12th grade: Jarem Erekson, Alex Shotts; 11th Grade: Mary Doerries, Natasha Tomas; 8th Grade: Claire Grant; 7th Grade: Ian Goldsmith. Merit Roll (3.0000 3.4900) – 12th grade: Lauren Amador, Shawn Brady, Callie Hendrix, Jennifer Simpson, Ethan Trimble, Ryan Wolf; 11th Grade: Renu Nonthra, Jamie Simpson, Shannon Wilkinson; 10th Grade: Keith Brady, Logan Cornett, Ann-Marie Hepler, Eltina John, Kauluwehiokala Kaluhiokalani, Bokean Kemem, Daniel Murillo; 9th Grade: Mamolyn Anni, Dori deBrum, Roanna Zackhras; 8th Grade: Dustin Bonham, Elizabeth Doerries, Wyatt Jones, Ratu Tavutavuwale, Allison Tomas; 7th Grade: Kelly Burnham, Colleen Furgeson, Thomas Green, Kristy Haferkorn, Leah Lokeijak, James Evan Rowell, Caleigh Yurovchak.Third Quarter ending March 31 *= 4.0 GPAVa. The museum has one of the most comprehensive and expansive collections in the world of primary and secondary documents pertaining to the history of U.S. Army women. Also during her latest deployment in Afghanistan, she was surprised to see not only DeBrum, but several other Marshallese Soldiers. “I’m a driver so I go place to place.” Seeing fellow Marshallese Soldiers made life down range a little easier. “It helped to talk to somebody who is from the same place.” Regardless, nothing was harder to deal with than being away from her family. “Being away from my kids was the most dif cult part.” Despite the dif culties, Anjain would recommend other Marshallese to join the military. “There’s a lot of good bene ts – school, medical.” Anjain just reenlisted and plans to make the military a career. She hopes to nish school, studying nursing. Pfc. Gracelynn Livai has lived all over the U.S. and even overseas in her lifetime, but she still has family ties to the Marshall Islands. She entered the U.S. Army Feb. 8, 2011, and is stationed at Ft. Richardson, Alaska. Livai’s views on being deployed down range may differ from some. She was set to deploy last year, but had to go on emergency leave. She considers herself the “unlucky one who had to stay back.” Even though Livai was never deployed, she too has run into fellow Marshallese Soldiers. She has an uncle in the service that is also stationed at Ft. Richardson. She also has a Marshallese “battle buddy” who is down range. “It makes me happy to speak my own language sometimes,” she commented about being around fellow Marshallese Soldiers. Livai encourages other Marshallese to go into the military. “You know you’re doing something good for people. Helping them makes you feel better about yourself,” she said. She joined the military because she wanted to travel and nish college. While her goal is to become a pharmacy technician, she does plan to make a career out of her military service. Although they are reunited in the Marshall Islands for poignant reasons, they were grateful and proud to be able to meet the USAKA commander and receive a Commander’s Coin. This was Livai’s rst coin, so she was very excited to receive it. Anjain said she felt proud to receive one. The one given to DeBrum marked his fth so far, but it’s one he’s always wanted.“It was truly an honor and pleasure to meet these visiting Soldiers and hear about their great success in the Army,” said Gaines. “I am proud to serve in today’s Army alongside these young men and women from the RMI. Pfc. DeBrum, Pfc. Livai and Spc. Anjain serve as great examples for the young people in both the U.S. and the RMI of what you can achieve as a member of the U.S. Army. I would be thrilled to see any one of these Soldiers serving as a senior leader here at USAKA someday.”RMI SOLDIERS, from page 3

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11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 28, 2012 Photos by Shawn Brady Graphic design by Sheila Gideon

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12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 28, 2012 DISPATCH FROM ROI Article and photos by Laura Pasquarella-Swain Roi Community Contributor The annual Enniburr ChildrenÂ’s Christmas Fund Poker Run took place April 15. There were 20 participants and several other people who made donations to this great cause. The run started at the Golf Shack where the rst hand was given out. From there, players had three tries to get a golf ball into the putting green hole from quite a distance. If the goal was accomplished, that player received a free card. Next stop was at one of the beach shacks and four tries with Baggo to earn a free card.After that was a stop at the bar for a chance at get-Annual ECCF Poker Run takes place April 15 on Roi-Namurting a bullÂ’s eye on the dart board. Wes Lawton was the only person to get a bullÂ’s eye during the competition. There was a stop at another beach shack. Here, a person was blindfolded, had to wear rubber gloves and put on as many socks as possible in one minute. This was fun to watch and we had a lot of heckling and laughing going on. There were three winners for this task. The last stop was at the pool with a water balloon toss. After that, participants cooled off after running around the island all afternoon. Although everyone was a winner, the nal winner of the game was Ricky Reyna, with a full house. Total money raised for this event was $650. ECCF would like to thank everyone who participated and those who made donations. Anne Robinson plays Baggo. Keven Shoemaker works hard trying to put socks on while wearing gloves. Wes Lawton smiles in front of his bullÂ’s eye shot during the darts competition. Onlookers enjoy watching participants trying to put on socks while wearing gloves. Joe Coleman and Sandra Garrison compete in the balloon toss. The happy card players celebrate after the game. Tish Kuskulis lines up her putt. Jim Thompson successfully gets his socks on.

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13The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 28, 2012 Submit your own photo! E-mail it to hourglass@smdck.smdc.army.mil. From Kathi Dover FromWendy Peacock From Jared Barrick From Lisa Parrish From Col. Joseph Gaines From Steve Benjamin From Col. Joseph Gaines From Wendy Peacock

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14The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 28, 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. PATIO SALETUESDAY-SATURDAY, 5-6:30 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., quarters 468-A. TVs, furniture, computer equipment. Call 59313 for details. SUNDAY, noon to 4 p.m., in front of Sands BQ. Ladies clothing and household items. LOSTSHAKER OF SALT, return to Bill Williamson on May 6, at Camp Hamilton.BLACK WILSON BASEBALL GLOVE, left at Brandon Field, reward for glove; and root beer framed Oakley Five sunglasses. Call 54254. FOUNDWOVEN BEACH MAT with blue cloth border, found in alley off Poinsettia Street. Call 51480 after 5 p.m. to claim. WANTEDSURF ROD, reel and tackle set-up suitable for shing from the bank or the shark pit. Call Frank at 52688 or 50923. ONE GRASS SKIRT. Call Cal at 54228. WATERPROOF MARINE radio for kayaker new to Kwaj. Call Kurt at 51678 or 51850. HOUSESITTING opportunity for Simone and Summer Smead, visiting June 8-17. Contact Gary and Cheryle Johnson at 51314. BACKYARD FENCE and indoor baby gate and/ or pet gate. Call Chris or Nancy at 53764. A HOUSE OR BQ-sitting arrangement any time between May 20 and June 11. Parents are visiting and would be happy to take care of your pets and plants if you will be off island. Call 52835 and leave a message if you can help. GIVE AWAYWOOD DECK, 10x12 feet, call Bryan evenings or weekends at 52036. FOR SALEDESK with hutch and drawers, $25; recliner, $25 and Singer sewing machine in cabinet, $50. Call 54913 after 5 p.m. or stop by quarters 136-B. HP DESKTOP COMPUTER, 2.4 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, DVD burner, CD-RW, ATI Radeon 9200 video card, $300 and large IKEA wardrobe with sliding doors, like new, one side hanging clothes and one side shelves, lots of storage, $350. Call Bryan at 51433 or 52036 in the evening. FRAMED MIRROR, $20; BQ plants, vines, $5 each; entertainment center with sliding shelves, $10; single burner, $15 and microwave, $25. Call 55119 to view. COMPLETE BOXED set “Seinfeld” TV series on DVD, viewed once, $75. Call Dale at 51850. CONTAINER WITH A/C on boat lot 206, perfect for storage or other uses, make an offer. Call 51584. COMPUTER and 23-inch Apple HD Cinema Display, AMD Quad Core Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB Storage, Wi-Fi, keyboard and mouse, Windows 7 Ultimate, Open Of ce and Antivirus, all software up to date, $600. Call 50165. DISHWASHER, leaks, $20. Call 51480 after 5 p.m. LA-Z-BOY ROCKER recliner, $200 or best offer; baby boy designer crib bedding, $50; yogurt maker with extra glass jars, $60; handheld Hippo shop-vac $30; kitchen canister, set of three, black, $15; two pairs of rollerblades, men’s size 11, women’s size 9, $30 each; large computer desk with le drawer, $40 or best offer and digital scale, $10. Call 53693. MEN’S KHAKI SHORTS, 34 inch, $5; dive ns, $10; snorkels, $3; coffee maker, $15; clip-on radio/earbuds for gym, $10; bed linens, full-size, $10 per set; blanket/bedspread, $10; pillows, $3; four-place Stoneware dish set, $15; fourplace knife/fork/spoon set, $10; te on pot, colander, tupperware containers, placemats and dish towels. Call Mac at 51068. OSTER BLENDER with two glass jars and covers, $15 and 100-foot extension cord, like new, $5. Call 55269. SURFBOARDS: longboard 9-feet-1-inch, aesthetically rough, watertight, partial restoration including a complete coat of new resin and new glass added to trouble spots, “2+1” n set-up, rides great, $125 and BIC Performer 7-feet-6-inches, epoxy sandwich constructed egg shape, no dings, new ns, great condition, $200. Call 52276. TWO ARTIFICIAL TREES, 5 and 6 feet tall, $30 each; three arti cial plants, $20; oor lamp, $15; bookcase, $25; end table and lamp, $25; crock pot, $10; Canon P190 color printer/scanner, $20 and Sanyo 17-inch, CTR TV, $25. Call Jeff at 51968 or 55132. INDOOR/OUTDOOR CEILING FAN, great shape, $50 and Proline 23-foot powerboat with Suzuki 250 HP, low hours, 15 HP Mercury kicker, aluminum hardtop, aluminum trailer, big shack with lots of tools and maintenance materials, fast, sturdy boat in great shape for diving, shing, water sports or cruising, $39,000 or best offer. Call Tyler at work, 52010, or at home, 52371. COMMUNITY NOTICESTHE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTO will sponsor a Talent Show beginning at 6 p.m., tonight, at the MP Room. Tickets will be sold at the door, $3 for adults and $1 for students. Concessions will be available, so come out and enjoy the show. OCEAN VIEW CLUB Birthday Bash will begin at 8 p.m., tonight. Complimentary drinks and cake provided for registered April birthdays. Contact Caf Pacific Lunch DinnerSunday Beef Tips Burgundy Crab Benedict White Rice Thursday BBQ Beef Assorted Pizzas Scalloped Potatoes May 5 Spaghetti Mostaccioli Eggplant Parmesan Thursday Chinese Roast Pork Butt Thai Fried Rice Wednesday Salad Dujour Carved London Broil Huli Huli Chicken Friday Teriyaki Chicken Baked Fish Brown Rice Pilaf Friday Beef Stroganoff Tuna Melt Sandwich Egg Noodles Monday Chicken Cordon Bleu Quiche Florentine Assorted Breads Wednesday Grilled Chicken Breast Oriental Beef Stir-fry Assorted Breads Sunday Pot Roast Chef’s Choice Entree Boiled Potatoes Monday Salad Dujour Turkey ala King Macaroni and Cheese Tuesday Salisbury Steak Chicken Broccoli Stir-fry Garlic Mashed Potatoes Tuesday Marinated Pork Loin Chef’s Choice Entree O’brien Potatoes May 5 Herb Roast Chicken Chili Mac Au Gratin Potatoes

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15The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 28, 2012 M i l i t a r y Military C a s u a l t i e s CasualtiesChief Warrant Of cer Nicholas S. Johnson 27, of San Diego; Chief Warrant Of cer Don C. Viray 25, of Waipahu, Hawaii; Sgt. Chris J. Workman 33, of Boise, Idaho; and Sgt. Dean R. Shaffer 23, of Pekin, Ill., died April 19 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when their Black Hawk (UH-60) crashed. The Soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Wheeler Army Air eld, Hawaii. 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Walsh 28, of Cobb, Ga., and Pfc. Michael J. Metcalf 22, Boynton Beach, Fla., died April 22 in Paktia, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. The Soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Staff Sgt. Joseph H. Fankhauser 30, of Mason, Texas, died April 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Capt. Michael C. Braden 31, of Lock Haven, Pa., died April 18 in Bagram, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Cpl. Aaron M. Faust 22, of Louisville, Ky., died April 15 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Staff Sgt. David P. Nowaczyk 32, of Dyer, Ind., died April 15 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device. Nowaczyk was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. Caf Roi FridayStuffed Green Peppers Roasted Turkey Wrap Onion RingsWednesday Top Sirloin Chicken Cordon Bleu Baked Potatoes SundayBaked BBQ Chicken Stuffed Pork Loin Parslied PotatoesThursday Sloppy Joes Roast Pork Macaroni and CheeseMay 5 Chicken Enchiladas Steak Fajitas Ground Beef TacosThursday Fried Chicken Meatloaf Collard Greens Friday Calzones Spaghetti Cheesy Garlic Bread MondayGarlic Roast Beef Egg Muffins Roasted PotatoesWednesday Teriyaki Chicken Roll-up 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 Tuesday Fish Sandwiches Spicy Buffalo Wings Black Eyed PeasMay 5 Pork Loin Mashed Potatoes Vegetable of the DayLunch DinnerTed Glynn at 53338 or Barbara Hutchins at 58228 for more information. THE CYSS OPEN recreation activity for April will be a Cake Walk from 5:45-7:15 p.m., tonight, in the elementary school gym. THERE WILL BE AN island-wide Earth Day clean-up from 1:30–3 p.m., Sunday, starting at Emon Beach. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Help keep Kwaj clean by giving just a few hours of your time. THE KWAJALEIN SPORTS ASSOCIATION will sponsor a laser tag “Kick-off Special”: 3 games for $10, Sunday, in the MP Room. From 3-4 p.m. will be Family Hour, 4-5 p.m. grades 4-12 are invited to play and from 5-6 p.m. only adults are allowed to play. Tennis shoes and T-shirts with sleeves are required to play. THE 33RD ANNUAL Rustman Swim-Bike-Run Triathlon is at 4 p.m., Monday. Come out and cheer on competitors at the Emon Beach hub. THE IVEY GYM will close at 8 a.m., Tuesday, for new equipment installation. The gym will reopen at 4:30 p.m., Thursday. THE NEXT WOODSHOP safety orientation class will be held from 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the Hobby Shop. The cost is $10 per person. Call 51700 or come by to sign up. TUESDAY HANG TIME dinner will be at 6 p.m. at the Emon Beach Main Pavilion this week. Dinner will be provided, just bring you! For more information, call Cheryle and Gary at 51314. FIESTA BOWL will be held from 6-10 p.m., May 5 at Kwaj Lanes. The price is $2 for shoes, $2 per game. Bring a Cinco De Mayo inspired pot luck dish to share. Bring your own beverages and enjoy the esta. Adults only. Vamos a jugar a los bolos at Kwaj Lanes bowling center! CINCO DE MAYO PARTY, May 5, at the Ocean View Club. Come out and join us with beverage specials and snacks. Questions, contact Darren Moore at 55599 or Barbara Hutchins at 58228. BALLROOM DINNER DANCE will begin at 6:30 p.m., May 6, at the MP Room. The dance is presented by the high school Stage Band. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased from Cheryl and Dick Shields at 51684. THE 3RD ANNUAL 100-mile bike-a-thon for the American Cancer Society will be held the morning of May 7. Ride as an individual or a team. Twenty ve laps around the air eld is the goal, but having fun and raising money to ght cancer is what is important. All riders will receive an event T-shirt. Contact Jon Jahnke at 54309 for more information and a pledge form. Information about the sister event is available online at http://teamacs.acsevents.org/site/ TR?fr_id=45898&pg=entry. THE KWAJALEIN JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL art show will be held from 6:30-8 p.m., May 11, in the MP Room. Come and enjoy beautiful artwork, amazing woodwork and creative fashion designs. The Spartan Expresso coffee bar will be open. Come enjoy a treat and see some quality artwork. THE CYSS open recreation event, “Camp Day,” will be held from 5-7 p.m., May 12, at the Youth Center Field. All CYSS registered children in grades Kindergarten throug grade 6 are invited to attend. Sign up with June Walker by May 11. THE KWAJALEIN High School Girl Talk group is seeking donations of new or gently-used newborn baby clothing and blankets. Drop boxes are located in the high school and elementary school of ces. Questions, contact Anne Dowell at 51270 or Masina McCollum at 51459. CAMP HAMILTON PAVILION will be closed for repairs for approximately one week. Please avoid the orange barricades and construction area.BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS regretfully will no longer provide palm frond or coconut delivery service for private functions. All island-wide type events such as the school graduation will still be accommodated. If you have your own means of delivery you can stop by and pick up your own fronds or coconuts at any site where trees have already been trimmed. Delivery service can still be provided if a funded work request is submitted to the Public Works Service Desk for processing.KRS AGREEMENT to an exception to policy with USAKA now allows all island residents dining privileges at Caf Paci c on Sundays during the ongoing renovation. If you have any questions, contact Dave Nobis at 53425. DUE TO THE RECENT HEAVY RAINS, all Kwaj and Roi residents are encouraged to inspect yards and areas around BQs and work sites to eliminate standing water. Any item that will hold even a few ounces of water is enough for a mosquito lay eggs. Your help will be greatly appreciated by the Pest Management department and your neighbors. E-TALK. It is illegal to collect and transport Species of Special Concern (coral, giant clam shells, conch shells, etc.) from USAKA. “TAKE 5” FOR SAFETY. Excessive noise can cause irritability, stress and distraction that may contribute to accidents. It also can cause permanent hearing loss. Wear approved hearing protection in noisy environments.

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16The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 28, 2012 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Mostly sunny, <10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 6 – 11 knots. Monday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 8 – 13 knots. Tuesday: Mostly sunny, <10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 7 – 12 knots. Wednesday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 11 – 16 knots. Thursday: Mostly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 12 – 17 knots. Friday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds ENE-E at 11 – 16 knots. Yearly total: 12.77 inches Yearly deviation: – 3.28 inchesCall 54700 for updates forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. Wednesday, April 18A LeagueCriminals def. Old, Fat, and Lazy 8-3 Yokwe Yuk def. The Clam 10-7Women’s LeagueJawks def. Major Leaguers 12-4 Thursday, April 19B LeagueNorth Camp def. Au-Rah 17-16 First Stop def. The Troublemakers 14-4Coed LeagueLollygaggers def. RF Hazards 11-6 Friday, April 20Women’s LeagueSpartans I def. Major Leaguers 18-10A LeagueSpartans I def. USAKA 6-2 Criminals def. The Clam 30-7 Tuesday, April 24Women’s LeagueHoAlohas def. Jawks 24-3B LeagueTobikle def. Ayi’Arma 11-8 North Camp def. The Troublemakers 19-4Coed LeagueLollygaggers def. Boats and Hose 16-2 A LeagueCriminals 6-0 Old, Fat and Lazy 4-1 Yokwe Yuk 3-2 Spartans I 2-3 USAKA 1-4 The Clam 0-6 B LeagueNorth Camp 5-0 Ayi’Arma 3-2 Tobikle 3-2 Au-Rah 2-2 The Troublemakers 2-3 Bakaiaro 1-3 First Stop 1-3 RMI Workforce 1-3 Coed LeagueLollygaggers 5-0 Boiled Peanuts 2-2 RF Hazards 2-2 Boats and Hose 0-5Women’s LeagueSpartans I 4-1 HoAlohas 3-2 Jawks 2-3 Major Leaguers 1-4 LEAGUE STANDINGS Shawn Brady pitches during a softball practice Thursday.Photo by Sheila Gideon Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High Tide Low Tide Sunday 6:34 a.m./6:59 p.m. 12:33 p.m./12:29 a.m. 8:56 a.m., 3.1’ 2:14 a.m., 1.0’ 10:08 p.m., 2.3’ 3:53 p.m., 0.9’ Monday 6:34 a.m./6:59 p.m. 1:25 p.m./1:14 a.m. 10:35 a.m., 3.0’ 3:54 a.m., 1.2’ 11:57 p.m., 2.6’ 5:33 p.m., 0.8’ Tuesday 6:33 a.m./6:59 p.m. 2:16 p.m./2:00 a.m. 12:11 a.m., 3.1’ 5:51 a.m., 1.1’ 6:46 p.m., 0.5’ Wednesday 6:33 a.m./6:59 p.m. 3:09 p.m./2:45 a.m. 1:07 a.m., 3.1’ 7:10 a.m., 0.7’ 1:20 p.m., 3.5’ 7:40 p.m., 0.1’ Thursday 6:33 a.m./6:59 p.m. 4:04 p.m./3:32 a.m. 1:58 a.m., 3.7’ 8:07 a.m., 0.1’ 2:13 p.m., 3.8’ 8:24 p.m., -0.3’ Friday 6:32 a.m./6:59 p.m. 5:01 p.m./4:21 a.m. 2:41 a.m., 4.3’ 8:56 a.m., -0.4’ 3:00 p.m., 4.1’ 9:05 p.m., -0.6’ May 5 6:32 a.m./7:00 p.m. 6:02 p.m./5:13 a.m. 3:23 a.m., 4.8’ 9:40 a.m., -0.8’ 3:44 p.m., 4.2’ 9:45 p.m., -0.8’