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 r m y K w a j a l e i n A t o l l / R e a g a n T e s t S i t e C o m m a n d e r C o l J o s e p h U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site Commander Col. Joseph G a i n e s r i g h t b i d s f a r e w e l l t o K w a j a l e i n A t o l l I r o i j / S e n a t o r M i k e Gaines, right, bids farewell to Kwajalein Atoll Iroij/Senator Mike K a b u a F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 1 0 Kabua. For more, see page 10.


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 2, 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 Temp Associate Editor .......Wendy Peacock Media Specialist......................Shawn Brady Media Specialist..........................Eva Seelye Rumor: Surfside Salon is cutting hours of operation. No. The salon is actually extending hours of operation on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additionally, they provide pedicures and manicures. There are three types of outrigger canoes. First is the KORKOR, an outrigger paddle canoe measuring 10 to 15 feet long and holds up to three people. The second is the TIPNOL, a sailing canoe measuring 18 to 30 feet long. It holds up to 10 people and it can sail open ocean. The third is the WALAP, a large outrigger sailing canoe, measuring up to 100 feet long. It holds up to 50 people, and it sails long distances. ... to the Community Activities department for supporting Baccalaureate, Memorial Day ceremony and Memorial Day beach party. Everything ran very smoothly and was enjoyed by the community. ... to Lou Velazquez at the Print Shop. ItÂ’s a busy time of the year, but you have helped out numerous people and your work is always great. Your efforts are appreciated!Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!... to people who throw beer cans and trash in other peopleÂ’s yards. Break of the Dry SeasonKwajaleinÂ’s extended dry season broke May 16 when 0.28 inches of rain were recorded. Four days of heavy rain followed with 1.83, 3.79, 2.12 and 0.79 inches recorded on May 16, 17, 18 and 19. That was more than 8 inches over ve days. The annual variation from normal went from -1.96 inches on May 15 to +5.74 inches on May 20. The dry season usually breaks more gradually, with a few days of rain in April. Dry conditions had been recorded across the Western Paci c this spring due to La Nia conditions. La Nia is gone now and neutral conditions usually bring the heaviest summer rains to Kwajalein. The La Nia drought brought us only 1.97 inches of rain in March and 3.58 inches in April.


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 2, 2012 Photos by Sheila Gideon Graphic design by Wendy Peacock


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 2, 2012 Active-duty military members at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll salute during the United States and Republic of the Marshall Islands national anthems Monday.A time to remember...Memorial Day ceremony honors the fallen Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorThe colors of the United States, the POW/MIA and the Republic of the Marshall Islands were own at half staff in honor of our fallen comrades this Memorial Day. Residents and active-duty military gathered at the agpoles Monday to recognize and honor our nation’s fallen heroes. Maj. Stephen Parrish began the ceremony stating, “On this day, we remember with pride and gratitude the men and women who have given their lives for our country.” On May 5, 1868, Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, issued general order number 11, which ensured that Decoration Day, as it was known then, would be observed on May 30, 1868. Flowers were ordered to be placed on the graves of both Union and Confederate Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial Day is now one our oldest national holidays. It is a day meant to honor and remember American war dead; those American servicemen and women who have literally given all for their country. Although Memorial Day began to honor U.S. Civil War dead, it now honors those who have died in every U.S. con ict from the Revolutionary War to the current war in Afghanistan – a number exceeding 1.2 million. Parrish asked the audience to rise for the playing of the national anthems of the U.S. and RMI, played by the Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School Band, directed by Dick Shields. Protestant Pastor Jon Olson then read the invocation. “We thank you for the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. We ask that you bless their families as they mourn the loss of a brother, sister, mother, father, son, daughter and friend. Strengthen and encourage them. Help us … to be thankful for their sacri ce and for the gift of freedom that they have purchased for us.” Next, respect was paid for our fallen comrades by the placing of the wreaths. Cameron Jones, Sean Hepler and Joe Parrish, members of Boy Scout Troop 314 and Cub Scout Pack 135, brought the wreaths forward. They were handed off to U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/ Reagan Test Site Commander Col. Joseph Gaines, American Legion Post 44 representative Michael Woundy and American Legion Post 44 Women’s Auxiliary representative Amy LaCost. Woundy placed a wreath at the bottom of the Operation Flintlock memorial to remind us veterans serve worldwide and too often fall far from U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site Commander Col. Joseph Gaines speaks at the Memorial Day service Monday at the flagpoles.


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 2, 2012 Michael Woundy, member of the American Legion Post 44, places a wreath at the bottom of the Operation Flintlock memorial. From left, Cameron Jones, Sean Hepler and Joe Parrish, members of Boy Scout Troop 314 and Cub Scout Pack 135, carry the wreaths for the Memorial Day ceremony May 28. Members of American Legion Post 44 man the rifle squad during the Memorial Day ceremony May 28 at the and friends. Gaines placed the wreath in front of the colors of the U.S. and RMI to honor fellow countrymen and women who have given their lives in its defense, and in remembrance of those who have fallen in defense of our nation, and their heroic devotion to the defense of freedom. LaCost placed a wreath in front at the base of the Second Raider Battalion memorial for symbolic remembrance of life everlasting and to immortalize the brave deeds of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.Parrish recounted the death of Lt. Alexis Helmer in May 1915. His death prodded his good friend and brigade doctor, Maj. John McCrae, to write the now famous poem, “Flanders Fields.” Parrish read it aloud for the audience. Gaines then took the podium as the guest speaker for the ceremony. He welcomed all veterans and active-duty servicemembers who came out to participate in the ceremony. He also thanked the Kwajalein community, who came out in force to recognize servicemembers who gave their lives for our nation. Gaines began with a quote by former President John F. Kennedy in 1962. “A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors and the men it remembers.” Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May; a day that sparks the beginning of the summer season. “What could be a more tting tribute to the men and women in our military who died in service to their country, than the day that gives birth to a season lled with warmth and life,” Gaines said. “Memorial Day shouldn’t be a day of solemn mourning, but a day of reverent celebration.” Kwajalein Atoll holds a very special place among Army communities participating in Memorial Day celebrations, said Gaines. “More than 385 brave Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines lost their lives on the very ground we walk on in defense of American ideals of freedom, liberty and selfdetermination for all nations.” It has been 68 years since Operation Flintlock took place on Kwajalein Atoll. “Their bravery has not diminished with the passing of time. It’s up to each and every one of us … to honor their memory.” A moment of silence was offered in remembrance of our nation’s fallen heroes, followed by a salute from the American Legion Post 44 ri e squad. Last, “Taps” was played by high school senior Alex Shotts.


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 2, 2012 B The graduating class of 2012 gathers at Island Memorial Chapel Sunday for the Baccalaureate service. Senior Johannah Dye receives applause from family and friends during the recessional.Students take another step toward high school graduation, adulthood Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorBarefoot and eager, 18 Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School seniors were honored at Island Memorial Chapel during this year’s Baccalaureate service held Sunday. Family, friends and mentors looked on as they walked upon a woven mat that read, “Follow your dreams,” and took their place center stage at the front of the chapel. Baccalaureate is one of the many steps toward graduation, meant to enlighten the students mentally and spiritually. As each student made their entrance, juniors Jamie Simpson and Malkie Loeak read aloud their personal thanks and praises to fellow students, teachers, family and mentors who helped them achieve so much throughout their years and nally make it to graduation week. Protestant Pastor Jon Olson opened with a prayer. “It is our joy to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class of 2012, and to honor them, their family and their friends. We thank you that you have given to each of them a unique mix of gifts and talents, which has helped bring them to this milestone in their lives.” The students and guests were blessed by the Good News Choir from the United Church of Christ on Ebeye, who sang two songs. Phil Lindert, KHS English teacher, was the motivational speaker of the evening. Having taught these very students for the past 3 years,


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 2, 2012 Peninaimoana Sakaio does a hula dance during Baccalaureate. She was accompanied by classmate Reslinda Haferkorn, father Michael, and Palepa Smith. Jacob Jahnke, left, and Alex Shotts play a song for their classmates and audience at the Baccalaureate service held Sunday at Island Memorial Chapel.Lindert knew how to keep their attention: He announced his speech would only be 12 sentences long. “We all really hope that you’re ready to be the kind of people that the world needs right now. The simple truth is that the world needs more kind-hearted, more honest, more happy, more sel ess, more engaged and more enthusiastic people to combat the rabid cynicism, laziness, sel shness and apathy that runs throughout the world. So, I’m asking you now to simply be a good person. As your teacher, I am fully willing to admit that 12 years in school … is nowhere near enough time to prepare you to be a good person in the face of adversity; it’s only enough time to prepare you to want to be a good person.”Senior Peninaimoana Sakaio was joined by her father Michael, classmate Reslinda Haferkorn, and Palepa Smith, for a hula presentation. Peninaimoana and Haferkorn showed off their graceful hula moves while Michael played guitar and Smith played ukulele and sang.The next speaker was Glenn Hibberts, who has lived on Kwajalein for 22 years. Naturally, he knows these graduating students very well, whether as their swim coach or mentor. “I’ve seen you grow from young children to young adults. When you leave Kwaj and go to other places, don’t limit yourself. … Seize every challenge with excitement and an open mind. You will be challenged in new ways, and you will have to adapt completely to different surroundings. I know each one of you will be successful at that. If Kwajalein has taught you anything, it has taught you how to adapt.” There was another musical break, this time by students Alex Shotts and Jacob Jahnke, accompanied by parent Ted Trimble on piano. They mesmerized the audience with their song, “The Scientist” by Coldplay Shotts and Trimble’s voices blended together perfectly, while Jahnke backed them up on guitar. The nal speakers were Matt and Mindi Gerber, who spoke to the students about their spiritual relationships. They discussed what an “identity” truly means and how you should de ne it. “Our identity doesn’t lie in what we’ve done or what we’re going to do,” Mindi said. They both shared personal stories of how they “lost their identities” in college, but eventually found them again through their religion. To end the service, Lt. Col. Chris Mills read aloud the benediction on behalf of Fr. Vic Langhans. There were roaring cheers and applause from the audience as the next graduating class from KHS exited the chapel. Congratulations were given to the students, who lined up outside. The evening ended with a meal under the stars. Ethan Trimble gives a “thumbs up” to family and friends during Baccalaureate. Gabe Monnot beams a smile as his senior introduction is read aloud.


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 2, 2012 Photos by Eva Seelye and Shawn BradyThree months of softball comes to exciting end By Shawn Brady Media Specialist Men’s A LeagueYokwe Yuk and the Criminals faced off in the men’s A League softball championships May 25. Yokwe Yuk was coming off a dominant and somewhat unexpected win against the favored Old, Fat and Lazy team in the rst round of the playoffs. The Criminals, on the other hand, barely escaped defeat by the Spartans I softball team, extending their undefeated season rolling into the championships. Momentum was de nitely in the hands of Yokwe Yuk from the rst pitch. Pop-ups, critical errors and injuries plagued the Criminals as Yokwe Yuk slowly increased their lead. Thomas Cardillo and company eventually ended the Criminals spectacular season with a 16 to 9 routing. Yokwe Yuk played the underdog position for most of the season, but pulled their team together for the playoffs and won with authority. Men’s B League The B League championship game featured two Marshallese teams who took the league by storm. North Camp was the number one seed with a record of 8 wins and only 1 loss. North Camp was the favorite coming into the game; coming off a tournament win on their home island of Ebeye and a one-loss season on Kwaj, it looked as though they had this game wrapped up. The opponent in the B League championships was team Au-Rah, who led with a 7-2 regular season record. They had momentum having just defeated team Ayi’Arma in the second round of playoffs. Au-Rah and North Camp played once earlier in the season – North Camp won with a 17-16 nal score. Both of these teams possessed an ability to “hit” their opponents into extinction. But, that wasn’t the story of this game. Au-Rah made a quick run in the beginning of the game, taking an early lead. They allowed their defense to hold back the powerful bats of North Camp and eventually won the game Au-Rah runner Hilary Kaious rounds third and heads for home during the championship game May 25.


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 2, 2012See Sports Stats, page 16 6-5. The underdog prevailed in the B League championships. Coed LeagueThe Lollygaggers softball team had a rm hold on the coed season and it seemed their consistent demolition of their opponents would lead them to victory in the championship game. It was truly shaping up to be a David vs. Goliath game, since the Lollygaggers had 10-runned each and every team they had played during the regular season. The RF Hazards, however, seemed to forget who this Lollygaggers team was and decided to give them a run for their money. From the beginning of the game, RF Hazards began relentlessly digging into the undefeated Lollygaggers team. The out eld collision between Matt Gerber and Nick Yarnes summed up the way the Lollygaggers started the game. It looked as though the game was over going into the bottom of the 7th inning – RF Hazards were ahead by 10. Clutch hitting by the entire Lollygaggers team slowly chipped away the monstrous lead the RF Hazard team created. A surprise entrance by Captain Tarah Yurovchak and husband Mark helped the Lollygaggers overcome the de cit and win the championship game – topping off the undefeated, 9-win season with a coconut trophy.Women’s LeagueHoAlohas and Spartans faced off in the Women’s League championship game. Just one game separated these two teams during the regular season. These two teams played each other three different occasions – Spartans won two of those meetings, and they showed why in the championship game. The HoAlohas were missing a few of their key players and scrambled at the beginning of the game to ll their line-up. Spartans’ Mary McPhatter watches her hit go the distance during the women’s championship game May 26. The Spartans out-hit and outscored the HoAlohas the entire game. A home run over the left eld fence by freshman Molly Premo put an exclamation point on the Spartans’ victory and sent the HoAlohas packing. The nal score was 12-1 in favor of the Spartans. There are no graduating Spartans, so each girl on that team will be returning next year in search of back-to-back championships.Lollygaggers’ Mark Houseman crushes the ball during the coed championship game May 26 at Brandon Field.


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 2, 2012 U.S., RMI show cultural hospitalityPhoto by Sheila Gideon Way to go!Marge Metelak, KRS Property Specialist, earned her Certified Professional Property Specialist designation through the National Property Management Association. Metalak used the Fundamentals of Personal Property Management manual with study guide and CD to study. She spent countless hours over a three month period preparing for her test. She tested in two sessions on May 16 and 23. Photo by Wendy PeacockBy Michael Sakaio USAKA/RTS Public Affairs OfficerAt the invitation of one of three senators from Kwajalein Atoll, Iroij/ Senator Mike Kabua, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Joseph Gaines visited South Loi where he met the senior Kwajalein leader; the meeting included the tour of a traditional Marshallese house which held the frames of a sailing canoe in the process of being built. This was followed by the sailing of a canoe in the lagoon from South Loi towards Ebeye and back. With a slightly overcast sky and prevailing winds at a steady stream, the ride aboard the sailing canoe was one to remember, as it should. It was GainesÂ’ rst and perhaps only opportunity to cruise the ocean on a traditional sailing canoe. Gaines reciprocated the invitation by hosting Kabua and his sailing crew at USAKA Headquarters the next day. This meeting was highlighted by a light meal of military Ready-to-Eat meals (MREs). Not only did Kabua and his sailing crew experience what soldiers eat out in the eld, this was also a rst for them. Photo courtesy of Iroij/Senator Mike Kabua U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site Commander Col. Joseph Gaines, bottom left, invited the graduating class of Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School to his home to honor their accomplishments. Sgt. Maj. Hohn Wolf, back right, was also present. Gaines and Wolf treated the students to a barbecue and ended the night with a CommanderÂ’s toast.Photo courtesy of Shawn BradyCommanderÂ’s Senior Toast


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 2, 2012 John Sholar achieves top ACT score Photo by Jared BarrickHourglass ReportsJohn Sholar, a sophomore at Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School, and son of Bob and Jane Sholar, earned a top composite core of 36 on a recent ACT test. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, roughly one-tenth of one percent receive a top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2011, only 704 of more than 1.6 million students earned a composite score of 36.The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. In a letter to Sholar recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT CEO Jon Whitmore said, “While test scores are just one of the many criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals.” The KHS staff, including Counselor Jamie Bowers, gives interested students study guidance on ACT and SAT preparation. Sholar took advantage of this and spent much time preparing. He also utilized online study aids. ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges, and exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead. Sholar hasn’t yet chosen a college or career path; he still has several more years of high school to decide. M i l i t a r y C a s u a l t i e s Military CasualtiesSpc.Vilmar Galarza Hernandez, 21, of Salinas, Calif., died May 26 in Zharay, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Hospitalman Eric D. Warren of Shawnee, Okla., died May 26 of wounds received in action due to an improvised explosive device blast in Sangin District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Camp Lejeune, N.C. Pfc. Cale C. Miller, 23, of Overland Park, Kan., died May 24 in Maiwand, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Cpl. Keaton G. Coffey 22, of Boring, Ore., died May 24 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, 1st Marine Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Petty Of cer 1st Class Ryan J. Wilson 26, of Shasta, Calif., died of complications associated with a medical condition May 20 in Manama, Bahrain. He was assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command headquarters in Bahrain. 2nd Lt. Travis A. Morgado 25, of San Jose, Calif., died May 23 in Zharay, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his patrol with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Spc. Arronn D. Fields 27, of Terre Haute, Ind., died May 21 in Qal-ah-ye Mirza Jal, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with rocket propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 81st Troop Command, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, Ind. Spc. Samuel T. Watts, 20, of Wheaton, Ill., died May 19, in Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained April 25 in Zharay, Afghanistan, when he was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Two Soldiers died May 20, in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. Killed were Capt. Jesse A. Ozbat 28, of Prince George, Va., and 2nd Lt. Tobias C. Alexander 30, of Lawton, Okla. They were assigned to the 168th Brigade Support Battalion, 214th Fires Brigade, Fort Sill, Okla.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 2, 2012 DISPATCH FROM ROI From Neil Schwanitz From Neil Schwanitz From Keith Peacock From Keith Peacock The Roi-Namur water tank was recently prepared for removal. Above, is the process of breaking the water tank down. Work to lay down the foundation for the new tank will begin shortly.By Laura Pasquarella-Swain Roi Community Activities Manager Memorial Day weekend was kicked off with a night golf tournament on May 26. Thirty golfers gathered at the golf shack to play nine holes of golf with one club. Everyone donned themselves with glow-in-the-dark necklaces and bracelets, and set out on the lit up golf course. The game started around 8 p.m. and was nished around 10 p.m. A rain storm came through and delayed things for a few minutes, but the participants continued on and played all nine holes. Everyone survived the storm and had a great time. Monday brought beach activities. There was a sand sculpture event held at the Surf Shack. There were only a few takers on this event, but it was fun and a beautiful day at the beach. On Monday night, a Kings of Leon DVD was played at the theater. There were lots of private events around the island for the weekend. Plenty of Kwajalein folks made it to Roi for the weekend also. From Neil Schwanitz


13The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 2, 2012 Submit your own photo! E-mail it to From Lisa Parrish From Lisa Parrish From Julie Wathen From Eva Seelye From Sheila Gideon From Diane Swanby From Diane Swanby From Jane Erekson


14The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 2, 2012 Caf Pacific Lunch DinnerSunday Kwaj Fried Chicken Ham Marco Polo White Rice Thursday Swedish Meatballs Chicken Broccoli Saute Egg Noodles June 9 Greek Gyro Bar Chicken Breast Couscous Thursday Teriyaki Beef Chef’s Choice Entree Sesame Noodles Wednesday Carved Top Round Herb Roast Chicken Baked Potatoes Friday Turkey Drumettes O’Brien Potatoes Fish Du Jour Friday Oven Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes Vegetarian Stir-fry Monday Beef Stew Three Cheese Quiche Assorted Breads Wednesday Spareribs Stir-fry Mashed Potatoes Sunday Pork Chops Steamed Potatoes Chef’s Choice Entree Monday Sliced Turkey Sage Stuffing Mashed Potatoes Tuesday Sauteed Chicken Breast Fish Du Jour Peas and Carrots Tuesday Garlic Roast Beef Tuna Casserole White Rice June 9 Grilled Minute Steak Chef’s Choice Entree Roast Potatoes Religious ServicesCatholic 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Small Chapel 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel Protestant 8 a.m., Sunday, Traditional Service, Island Memorial Chapel 9:30 a.m., Sunday School, all ages welcome 11 a.m., Sunday, Contemporary Service, Island Memorial Chapel Roi-Namur service at 7 p.m., Friday Latter-day Saints 10 a.m., Sunday, CRC Room 3 Jewish Second Friday of the month in the REB. Times will vary. Contact the chaplain’s of ce at 53505 for more information.KRS AND CMSI job listings for on-island positions will be available at the Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye Dock Security Check Point bulletin boards, the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce, the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board and at Human Resources in Building 700. Job listings for contract positions will be available at www., on the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce and on the Roi-Namur Terminal/ Post Of ce bulletin board. Full job descriptions and requirements for contract openings are located online at KRS employment applications are continually accepted for casual positions in the community services departments, medical department and the HR temp pool. Some of the casual positions are recreation aid, medical of ce, substitute teacher and HR temp pool of ce support. Questions, call 54916. PATIO SALETODAY, 2-6 P.M., AND MONDAY, 9 a.m. to noon, quarters 431-B. Diving gear, furniture, kitchen and household items. LOSTDELL LAPTOP charger, left at Food Court Wednesday. If found, call 59942 or 51356. FOUNDTWO GLOVES near Emon. Call 51236. RUSTMAN AND RUSTY FAMILY lost and found items include: hats, sunglasses (adult and children) and water bottles. Call Jane and Bob at 51815 if you have lost something. Unclaimed items will be donated to Bargain Bazaar. WANTEDACOUSTIC GUITAR. Call 52184, leave a message.CHILDREN’S BIKE for 6 year old to borrow for the months of June and July or purchase. Contact Nikki at 52353 or 51763. SOFT YARN to make baby blankets. Call Connie at 58855 or 50165. FOR SALE“MATE OA”, 1988 Catalina 34 sailboat, boat shack at lot 73, lots of spare and new parts and tools, newer sails, new Bimini/dingy/Honda5, GPS, VHF, SSB, solar ect., diesel being rebuilt, great atoll and inter-atoll boat, $25,000 as is or $30,000 after engine rebuild complete and installed, bring offers. Call Ken at 51384. CHAIR/OTTOMAN futon, $175; eight Superlite rollerblade wheels, new, $10 and two sets of 16 rollerblade bearings, new, $10 each. Call 51889. GIRLS CLOTHING: size 7/8 tops, free; size 12 jeans, new, $10; size 12 denim capris, new, $10 and junior size 7/9 T-shirts, $1. Call 51806.UNDERWATER CAMERA setup: Olympus 5050 camera, light and motion tetra, housing, sea and sea YS 110 strobe, comes with all replaceable electronics for housing, takes awesome pictures, good for someone wanting to upgrade from point-and-shoot but not ready for SLR, $500. Call Amber at 53851.PCS SALE, DIVING FINS and boots, loveseat/ couch, chair and ottoman, battery backup, bedspread, microwave, dishes, grill, TV stand and DVD/CD player. Call 51394. BURLEY FLATBED bike trailer, new in box, $200; Sun Cruzer bike, good condition, $50; 29-inch tube TV, $50; mini freezer, $50; countertop convection oven, excellent condition, $20; microwave, $10; George Foreman grill, $10 and Oreck vacuum, $10. Call 52308. HYPERLITE BELMONT 136 wakeboard with medium bindings and small vest, $75. Call 51584. COMMUNITY NOTICESBINGO 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 54 numbers, $1,400 payout; Windfall completion at 27 numbers, $1,700 payout. Must be 21 to enter and play, bring your ID. Come out and have some fun with us. Questions, contact Darren Moore at 55599, Ted Glynn at 53338 or Barbara Hutchins at 58228. THE FAMILY POOL will be closed Friday for cleaning in support of the School’s Out Pool’s In Party. WOODSHOP ORIENTATION class is from 6-8:30 p.m., June 12, at the Hobby Shop. Call 51700 or come by to sign up. The cost is $10 per person. IF YOU ARE 13 years old, or will be in the next 6 months, and you would like to be added to the CYSS Babysitter List, call Susannah Jones at 53610 or e-mail her at susannah.jones@smdck. to sign up for the 4-H Babysitter Training Class. The training will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 14-15, at the CDC. THE OPTOMETRIST, Dr. Chris Yamamoto, will be on Kwajalein June 10-21. Call the hospital for an appointment at 52223 or 52224 for eye exams, or ES&H at 58855 for prescription safety glasses. School’s Out, Pool’s In Party! School’s Out, Pool’s In Party! 3:30–5:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Family Pool Kids in kindergarten through grade 6 are welcome to enjoy games, prizes and water dancing. Swanby Snow will be there, so bring some money to enjoy a cool treat!


15The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 2, 2012 Caf Roi FridayChicken Tacos Mexican Beef Pie Refried BeansWednesday Carved Roast Beef Chicken Pot Pie Baked Potatoes SundayRosemary Roast Pork Loin Eggs a la LucioThursday Turkey and Dumplings Potato Salad Home FriesJune 9 Cuban Sandwiches Ropa Vieja Beef Black BeansThursday Roi Fried Chicken Marinated Pork Chops Mashed Potatoes Friday Chicken Breast Cheesy Ranch Potatoes Vegetable of the Day MondayBeef Machaca Grilled Chicken Breast Huevos RancherosWednesday Memphis Ribs Grilled Chicken Baked Beans SundayChicken Scampi Italian Stracotto Beef Mashed PotatoesMonday Pork Loin BBQ Chicken Marinated Vegetables Tuesday Bangers and Mash Fish and Chips Steamed Sauerkraut Tuesday Cheddar Meatloaf Grilled Onions Mashed PotatoesJune 9 Assorted Large Pizzas Grilled Chicken Cheesy Garlic BreadLunch Dinner Roi-Namur Fuel Pier Dredging and Ciguatera• Dredging operations necessary to replace the Roi-Namur Fuel/Supply Pier are scheduled to begin on Tuesday and continue for several months. • All residents should avoid shing and sh consumption in the areas affected by dredging operations (especially the lagoon around RoiNamur). • The dino agellate, Gambierdiscus toxicus, is known to exist in sediment material in subtropical and tropical waters, and the dredging of bottom sediments could intensify the potential for ciguatera contamination. • The public will be noti ed when dredging commences and shing restrictions are lifted. • Questions or concerns, call Anne Robinson with San Juan Construction at 56678. • Enaj jejjet kitien operation in jerbal eo aikuij koman ilo Supply/Fuel Pier non kibwij lojet eo jino jen June 5, 2012 im maanlok. • Aolep armij elaptata ro im rej jokwe Roi ren wor aer ekkol ikijen enod ijin enaj jelet operation in ie. • Dino agelllate, Gambierdiscu toxicus rej jet ian men kauwatata ko im rej walok jen kobej ak lim in lojet in jej bed ie im ejjab emon mona jen e. • Jenaj bar kojellaik public (aolep) kin juon bunton eo im jenaj koman “MO” in enod itok wot jen operation in mae ien eo alikar jabrewot. •Kajjitok im melele ko rellaplok, kiir Anne Robinson ilo San Juan Construction 5-6678.I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who helped make the 2012 softball season a huge success. Thanks to Labtak Langrus who helped to supervise league play. Thanks to the Kwajalein Sports Association for helping teams ful ll their of ciating obligations and responsibilities. All the of cials did a great job in helping maintain the integrity of the league and making play safe and fun for everyone. Thanks to everyone who helped sponsor the RMI teams; this commitment and effort on your part is greatly appreciated. A huge thanks to Denise Dorn who created the Kwaj-unique coconut trophies. Finally, softball wouldn’t have been complete without the assistance of all of our coaches and managers. Your interest, efforts and support was greatly appreciated. As with most things here on Kwaj, the success of this year’s season is due to all of the volunteers. CA could not have done it without you. Congratulations to the league winners. All of the playoffs and championships were close decisions and awesome games. Congratulations to everyone on a great season! — Mandie Morris, Recreation and Programs Manager Thank You OCEAN VIEW CLUB Birthday Bash will be at 8 p.m., June 30. Sign up at the KRS Retail Sales of ce by June 28. You must be 21 years old; bring your K-badge. Complimentary drinks and cake for registered June birthdays. Contact Ted Glynn at 53338 with questions. CYSS ELIMO SUMMER Camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 12 through August 18, in the MP Room and Youth Center. The camp is also open for all Ri’katak students in grades 1-5. Registration dates for weeks 1-10 are open now until the Friday before each week of camp you are registering for begins. For questions, call June Walker at 52158. DUE TO MISSION REQUIREMENTS, all available billeting space (Kwaj Lodge and Jabro) have been committed to support the expected in ux of TDY personnel. The Housing Of ce is unable to accept any lodging requests from July 1 until Oct. 31. THE MARSHALLESE Cultural Center is in need of people to open the center for visitors and helpers to keep our plant nursery in good health. If you have a couple of hours a month to spare and would like to help, call Karen at 54259. THE YOKWE YUK Woman’s club needs your help! We would like your creative style to inspire and raise money for the Marshallese community. We need baskets lled with assorted gifts for a basket auction to be held in October. While you are off island this summer, it would be great if you could look for a basket to be auctioned. NEW SALON HOURS starting immediately: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday. E-TALK. In an emergency response to oil and chemical spills: notify your supervisor, evacuate if necessary, isolate and contain any spillage if safe and call 9-1-1 for spill necessary events. TAKE 5. Act promptly on safety observations and suggestions; strive for continuous improvement in your Safety Program. In honor of Flag Day on June 14, bring your old or worn out ags to the Vet’s hall for proper disposal by June 11.


16The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 2, 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 12 – 17 knots. Tuesday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 12 – 17 knots. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 11 – 16 knots. Thursday: Mostly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 9 – 14 knots. Friday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds ENE-E at 10 – 15 knots. Yearly total: 23.60 inches Yearly deviation: + 0.12 inchesCall 54700 for updates forecasts or visit Wednesday, May 23A LeaguePlayoff Game 1 Yokwe Yuk def. Old, Fat and Lazy 13-10 Playoff Game 2 Criminals def. Spartans I 15-13B LeaguePlayoff Game 1 Au-Rah def. Ayi-Arma 25-8 Thursday, May 24COED LeaguePlayoff Game 5 RF Hazrds def. Boats and Hose Forfeit A LeagueYokwe Yuk (Champions) 7-4 Criminals 11-1 Old, Fat and Lazy 7-3 Spartans I 4-6 USAKA 1-8 The Clam 1-9 B LeagueAu-Rah (Champions) 8-2 North Camp 8-2 Ayi’Arma 5-4 Tobikle 4-4 Bakaiaro 3-6 The Troublemakers 3-5 RMI Workforce 2-6 First Stop 2-6 Coed LeagueLollygaggers (Champions) 9-0 RF Hazards 6-4 Boiled Peanuts 2-6 Boats and Hose 1-8Women’s LeagueSpartans I (Champions) 8-2 HoAlohas 8-3 Jawks 3-7 Major Leaguers 1-9 FINAL LEAGUE STANDINGS B LeaguePlayoff Game 6 North Camp def. Bakaiaro 17-8 Friday, May 25B League championshipAu-Rah def. North Camp 6-5A League championshipYokwe Yuk def. Criminals 16-9 Saturday, May 26Women’s championshipSpartans I def. HoAlohas 12-1Coed League championshipLollygaggers def. RF Hazards 14-12 Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High Tide Low Tide Sunday 6:29 a.m./7:05 p.m. 5:47 p.m./4:49 a.m. 3:02 a.m., 4.7’ 9:29 a.m., -0.5’ 3:28 p.m., 3.7’ 9:24 p.m., -0.5’ Monday 6:29 a.m./7:06 p.m. 6:52 p.m./5:50 a.m. 3:48 a.m., 5.0’ 10:16 a.m., -0.8’ 4:15 p.m., 3.8’ 10:08 p.m., -0.6’ Tuesday 6:29 a.m./7:06 p.m. 7:55 p.m./6:53 a.m. 4:32 a.m., 5.1’ 11:00 a.m., -0.9’ 5:00 p.m., 3.8’ 10:51 p.m., -0.6’ Wednesday 6:29 a.m./7:06 p.m. 8:55 p.m./7:56 a.m. 5:14 a.m., 5.1’ 11:44 a.m., -0.8’ 5:43 p.m., 3.7’ 11:34 p.m., -0.4’ Thursday 6:29 a.m./7:06 p.m. 9:50 p.m./8:57 a.m. 5:57 a.m., 4.9’ 12:27 a.m., -0.6’ 6:26 p.m., 3.5 Friday 6:30 a.m./7:07 p.m. 10:40 p.m./9:55 a.m. 6:39 a.m., 4.5’ 12:16 a.m., -0.2’ 7:11 p.m., 3.3’ 1:10 p.m., -0.3’ June 9 6:30 a.m./7:07 p.m. 11:26 p.m./10:49 a.m. 7:22 a.m., 4.1’ 1:00 a.m., 0.2’ 7:58 p.m., 3.1’ 1:54 p.m., 0.0’ Spartans pitcher Glothelia Bill makes a catch.Photo by Eva Seelye