The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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E b e y e s t u d e n t s i n t h e W a a n A e l i n M a j e l Ebeye students in the Waan Ael in Majel ( C a n o e s o f t h e M a r s h a l l I s l a n d s ) p r o g r a m b u i l d a (Canoes of the Marshall Islands) program build a t r a d i t i o n a l M a r s h a l l e s e o u t r i g g e r c a n o e F o r m o r e traditional Marshallese outrigger canoe. For more, s e e p a g e 4 see page 4. P h o t o b y S h e i l a G i d e o n Photo by Sheila Gideon


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 21, 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: Of cer ...Col. Shannon Boehm Sergeant Major...Sgt. Maj. Roderick PrioleauActing Public Affairs Of cer... William WhiteManaging Editor ......................Sheila Gideon Associate Editor .................Catherine Layton Media Specialist............................Eva Seelye The deep blue background represents the Pacific Ocean. The orange (top) and white (bottom) represent the Ratak (sunrise) and Ralik (sunset) island chains, respectively. The customary symbolism or orange represents bravery and the white represents peace. The star represents the cross of Christianity, with each of the 24 points signifying a municipal district of the RMI. The four main points on the star represent the major centers of Majuro, Ebeye, Jaluit and Wotje. Thumbs Up!... to the wonderful people working at our post of ce. They work hard and always greet customers with smiling faces. ... to Larry Cavender for spearheading several volunteer work days, and to those who helped, to refurbish and paint the golf course patio area. Thumbs Down!... to people who litter, both on-island and in our surrounding ocean.Rumor: Bingo games are suspended during the summer months. Yes. Due to the high number of summer vacations and low island population, Bingo will not be offered during the summer months. Bingo is expected to begin again around mid-August. Check the Hourglass, AFN Roller and Coconut Wire for announcements.


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 21, 2012 Questions about Kwajalein TV answered hereBy Sheila Gideon Managing EditorDo you often wonder why what you see on TV is not what is says it should be in the TV and Entertainment Guide? Or the game that is supposed to be on is not? Well, this is your chance to be enlightened to why that may happen. First, here’s a little information about how TV works here at Kwajalein and Roi. Television programs are provided by American Forces Network, a worldwide service that sends top rated American television shows from a variety of networks directly to you. Due to our unique location, AFN Kwajalein receives and re-broadcasts the Direct to Sailor (DTS) service, which is intended for U.S. Navy ships at sea. Through a speciallyarranged feed, AFN is able to provide four additional AFN channels, which are not otherwise available in this part of the world. So, what does that really mean? It means we get eight channels here. Only three of them are broadcast live, as we receive them from the satellite; those are channels 14, 29 and 35. The other channels are recorded in the AFN studio and rebroadcast so primetime TV actually plays during primetime hours. Otherwise, your favorite shows like “Dancing with the Stars” or “Grey’s Anatomy” would play in the wee hours of the morning. Channels 17 and 32 are recorded and delayed 14 hours. Channels 20, 23 and 26 are recorded and delayed 21 hours. So, how does the programming get “messed up?” There are several factors at work here. One cause is technical and could be a problem with one of the recorders. Since some channels are delayed 14 and 21 hours, that’s how long it would take to x the problem. Live TV is shown while 14 or 21 hours are re-recorded to delay programming to its correct time slot. Another cause is Mother Nature. During the months of April and May this year, you may have noticed 5-20 minute outages on certain channels. Those outages were due to sun spots. It’s a naturally occurring phenomenon Does your department have something interesting going on? Do you have new staff you’d like to introduce to the community? Is there a process you’d like the community to better understand? Contact the Hourglass to become the next “Spotlight” feature.Looking up local times on the AFN website is a great way to double check times are correct. Above is a copy of the online DTS spreadsheet. Choose the schedule date you want to view on the AFN website to check local programming. After you choose your date, click on the printer icon to the left of the calendar to see the PDF spreadsheet.See AFN TV, page 6


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 21, 2012 WAM program brought to EbeyeStudents learn to become employable in Marshalls Amber Bates, a volunteer from Kwajalein, teaches English reading and writing skills to Ebeye students enrolled in the Waan Ael in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands) program. Bates will tutor students in English skills throughout the next several weeks. An Ebeye student enrolled in the WAM program reads a sentence aloud in English during class Monday.Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorKwajalein volunteers are lending a hand on Ebeye to help a program that promotes independence using traditional Marshallese customs. Waan Ael in Majel (WAM), or Canoes of the Marshall Islands program, is a grassroots non-pro t program educating young Marshall Islanders, based on the traditions of the Marshallese canoe. WAM provides vocational and life skills training to youth at risk using the medium of traditional outrigger canoes, boat building and woodworking. The program focuses on entry-level workforce development and employment preparation for Marshallese men and women. The program is headed by Executive Director Alson Kelen. “We’ll be training 25 youth at risk in our traditional and contemporary vocational program,” Kelen said. “These programs include basic English, math, counseling, canoe model building, canoe building, canoe sailing and maintenance, and life skills. Our goal is to provide skills that would help these young people to be employable [and] help them to reverse migrate back to their home atolls, or back to school.”According to the WAM of cial website, “The program links the new generation with the old, working together to maintain the rich and vibrant Marshallese culture, while at the same time addressing serious social problems affecting youth in modern Marshallese society.”While the program has been active in Majuro since 1999, it made its way to Ebeye for the rst time this year. Kwajalein volunteers have partnered with WAM trainers to teach classes in basic English reading, writing and speaking; math; and boating skills. All these lessons are combined when the youth work together to build a traditional Marshallese canoe and offer rides once it is completed.Amber Bates is a contractor who works on Kwajalein. She taught her rst English class to the students on Monday. The class of almost 25 students began by saying their names and what atoll they are from in English. While English reading, writing and speaking skills varied throughout the class, they all knew how to read and say the English alphabet. The class worked in pairs to come up with words beginning with different letters. They then read aloud sentences that contained dif cult English words. Bates was surprised at how well they did, considering they claimed they didn’t know any English in the beginning of class. Bates said she was compelled to volunteer for this program because it actually teaches the students useful knowledge they can use to enhance their future. While Bates’ knowledge in speaking and understanding some basic Marshallese vocabulary certainly helped during her tutoring session, translation by lead Ebeye WAM trainer Aaronlee Jeik also made a big difference. Jeik was one of the few instructors sent to Majuro to undergo training for the WAM program. For


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 21, 2012 Students in the WAM program on Ebeye practice their English writing skills during a class held Monday. years, Kelen has wanted to spread the program to Ebeye, but funding and logistics were a problem. This year, WAM secured some funding to start up the Ebeye program. Now armed with valid instructors on Ebeye, like Jeik, the program looked to be a go. The only problem left to solve was a space for the program. Fortunately, Senator/Iroij Michael Kabua gave them a space. This rst session is going well, but they are still trying to gure out a way to make the program on Ebeye strong and sustainable. One thing that will help make that happen is more volunteers. Kelen is looking for volunteers to teach basic English classes, math (speci cally carpentry math), water safety, counseling, basic money management, life skill and healthy living. You can also make a donation by taking a ride on the outrigger canoe once it is nished; students will be offering rides once their project is complete. Beyond WAM, there are other volunteer opportunities and programs ongoing on Ebeye. “One of the problems that we see among the young people today is alcohol,” Kelen said. Majuro WAM has a strong counseling team, and they are working with the Ebeye Hospital’s Human Service team to offer counseling sessions. There are two other youth training programs that are taking place on Ebeye now, and WAM is partnering with them. Youth To Youth In Health is a youth program focusing on promoting awareness on sexually transmitted diseases, contraception and teen pregnancy. The trainers for this program will be on Ebeye next week to start up an art painting training program. They will have 15 to 20 youth in their program. The other program is the RukJenLeen program. This is a sewing program for 30 young ladies. “I support these programs because I strongly believe in supporting youth and women,” Kelen said. If you would like to volunteer or get more information about any of these programs, e-mail i or alsonkelen@gmail. com, or visit the WAM of cial website at write their names, the alphabet and one thing they like about the WAM program, all in English, during their tutoring session Monday. Kwajalein volunteer Amber Bates gave lessons in English reading, writing and speaking. One end goal of the WAM program is to build a traditional canoe and offer rides.


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 21, 2012 AFN TV, from page 3 Photo by Catherine LaytonThough Mother Nature played every trick in the proverbial book to delay the catamaran PVT Sorenson’s return to duty, the marine department’s personnel persevered Wednesday and the catamaran was gingerly placed back in the harbor waters via the Syncrolift. The operation follows a more than three month overhaul at the Kwajalein marine department’s dry dock facility. Some of the big ger projects accomplished included new air conditioning units installed and the sandblasting the vessel to bare metal so a new paint program could be implemented.Back in service: PVT Sorenson floats again after three month overhaulthat disrupts the satellite signal; there is no way to get around these outages – they just happen sometimes. We also live on a tropical island. Heavy rain, just like anywhere else in the world, is going to disrupt satellite signals and cause outages. Again – it just happens. Another factor is how the TV and Entertainment Guide is compiled and printed. Data is collected from and compiled into local programming times. This process is done on Thursday of each week for programming the following Sunday through Saturday. The TV Guide is printed on Fridays. That gives AFN Headquarters over one week to change their programming if they wish – and in fact, they often do. “Programming is subject to change without notice” is printed on the bottom of each page of the TV Guide for a reason. It is to inform residents that AFN can, and likely will, change their programming after our local TV Guide has been printed. The best way for you to check local programming with some degree of certainty is to look directly on the AFN website.1. Go to On the homepage, choose “Schedules” in the top, left corner under “AFN TV.”2. On the next screen, change the time zone to (GMT+12:00) Kwajalein (KWAJ). 3. Choose the date you want to check programming for from the drop down calendar. Once you have chosen a date, click the purple printer icon to the left of the calendar. It will ask which format you would like to print. Choose PDF. The PDF will open in a separate screen. It will contain the Kwajalein times for all channels except 35 (DTS). 4. To nd scheduling for channel 35, go back to the homepage. Hover over the “TV” option to the right of the AFN logo at the top. Choose “DTS Spreadsheets.” 5. The Saturday date indicates the start of the schedule. Click on the date of the week you wish to see. The spreadsheet will open in Microsoft Excel. Hide all times except “PT.” There is a 5-hour difference, so midnight on Kwajalein is really 5 a.m. on the spreadsheet. If you have questions regarding AFN Kwajalein TV, call the AFN Kwajalein of ce at 53743. You can also call the Media Services of ce at 52114.


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 21, 2012 New seats are ready to use. Kwajalein barge slip ramp repair Environmental AssessmentThe U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/ Army Forces Strategic Command has completed an environmental assessment, prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA. The Kwajalein barge slip ramp repair assessment analyzes the impact of infrastructure repairs to the BSR located on Kwajalein Island on the USAKA/RTS base. Based on this analysis, the U.S. Army has determined that proposed activities are not expected to result in signi cant impacts to the environment. A draft nding of no signi cant impact and the nal assessment are available at and at the following locations: Republic of the Marshall Islands Environmental Protection Authority Of ce Lobby Majuro, MH Grace Sherwood Library Kwajalein, Marshall Islands Roi-Namur Library Roi-Namur, Marshall Islands Public comments on the EA/ Draft FONSI will be accepted through Aug. 20. Submit written comments to bsrrea@ or: U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, ATTN: SMDCENE-V Mr. Thomas Craven, P.O. Box 1500, Huntsville, Ala., 35807-3801. Comments may also be faxed to SMDCENE-V, Craven, Huntsville, Ala., 1-256-955-6659. Jackeo Relang is the new Republic of the Marshall Islands Representative here at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. He came from Majuro, where he worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of ce. Relang looks forward to getting acquainted with the community and exploring ways and means to promote, strengthen and maintain cordial relations at of cial and personal levels. “I look forward to a kind of relaxed, exible and positive working environment with everyone: of cials and friends,” Relang said. Also, he wants to be able to contribute in his capacity toward common goals and mutual interests, and adds, “I assume some of these can be accomplished by playing golf, baseball, shing or downing of a few cold ones.”Photo by Catherine LaytonLongtime Kwajalein resident Jim Schilling passed away earlier this week after his long ba le with cancer. Jim lived on Kwajalein from 1971-75, 1977-83 and 1988-2012. He worked as the Manager of Voice Data and Timing. He is survived by his partner, Sandy Stevenson, and his six children: Je Melissa, Cindy, Lester, Leon and Kimberly. He had eight grandchildren. They are Aaron, Brady, Jacob, Zachary, Aidan, Maliyah, Anthony, Alex and one granddaughter on the way. According to friends, he loved to cook and debate on any subject in a friendly manner. He loved his family and was a great person with a big heart.He was in the U.S. Navy, and served in the Vietnam war. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 44 here on Kwajalein, and also served in the American Legion ri e squad.A memorial service will be held Tuesday at the Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego. A local memorial service is being scheduled for Jim; the Vets Hall will hold a steak dinner fundraiser for his daughter, Kimberly Muoz. She was diagnosed with Budd Chiari Syndrome in 2008. She has been waiting for a liver transplant since May 2010. In lieu of owers for Jim, the family has asked that any donations be given to Kim to help o set medical expenses for her liver transplant. For information on Kims condition: h p:// nd-a-patient/ pro le/index.cfm/patient/4B1DCB7A-E233-C863-9031C8797D4E4CF1. Jim Schilling Kwajalein, 2005


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 21, 2012 DISPATCH FROM ROI By Milton Kowalewski San Juan Construction On July 13, a peculiar siting was witnessed over Roi-Namur. Some saw it as an “Unidenti ed Flying Object,” while others saw it as the new water tank dome on Roi-Namur. Whichever your interpretation, the new water tank has received its cover and will be built up from the new base by San Juan Construction Company’s tank erection subcontractor Shearer & Associates of Vancouver, Wash. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers meticulously reviewed the build plans, activity hazard analyses, lift plan and dome design in anticipation of this milestone “ yover.” The 60-foot diameter by 30-foot high tank is being built for raw water collection from the catchment basin along the runway providing 550,000 gallons of natural rain water for processing and island use over the next decades. Photos by Mike Garcia, San Juan ConstructionThey got it covered


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 21, 2012From Pam Frase From Wendy Peacock From David Layton Submit your own photo! E-mail it to From Wendy Peacock


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 21, 2012 Caf Pacific Lunch DinnerSunday Beef Tips Burgundy Crab Benedict Egg Noodles Thursday BBQ Beef Pepperoni Pizza Scalloped Potatoes July 28 Grilled Turkey Ruben Spaghetti Mostaccioli Thursday Chinese Pork Thai-Fried Rice Peapods/Carrots Wednesday Grilled Flank Steak Huli Huli Chicken Veggie Pasta Friday Teriyaki Chicken Soyu Ono Chinese Sesame Noodles Friday Beef Stroganoff Tuna Melt Sandwiches Egg Noodles Monday Herb Grilled Chicken Quiche Florentine Oven Roast Potatoes Wednesday Veal Cordon Bleu Herb Wild Rice Beef Broccoli Stir-fry Sunday Pot Roast Chef’s Choice Entree Boiled Potatoes Monday Turkey Ala King Macaroni and Cheese Squash/Spinach Tuesday Salisbury Steak Chicken Broccoli Garlic Mashed Potatoes Tuesday Sloppy Joes Herb Porkloin O’Brien Potatoes July 28 Roast Chicken Chili Mac AuGratin Potatoes Religious ServicesCatholic 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Small Chapel 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel Protestant 11 a.m., Sunday, 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, 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. LOSTMAUI JIM SUNGLASSES, women’s style, brown. Contact Tina at 51646 or 53511. PENTAX CAMERA on July 14, small, black digital camera with strap and hook. Reward if returned. Call 58542 and leave a message. CUSTOM MADE UKULELE from quarters 459-D, brown with pearl inlay on the fret reading “Lincoln,” has sentimental value. Contact home, 51139, or work, 50002, with information. There is a $50 reward for the safe return of Lincoln. WANTEDFULL BACK bar stool and baby stroller. Call 55176. PATIO SALETODAY, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., quarters 138E. PCS sale, everything must go: clothes, tools, kitchen items, plants, electronics and furniture. Call 52036. FRIDAY AND JULY 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., quarters 106-B, come to back door. PCS sale, La-Z-Boy rocker/recliners, Magical Illusions, DVD Player, wall clocks, canvas wall prints, new Christmas tree and decorations, decorative curtain rods and valances, and small portable TV’s. FOR SALESCHWINN men’s bike, new, red, minor rust damage front bumper only, paid $200, asking $160. Call 51978. CANON EOS REBEL T3I camera with 1855mm and wide angle lens kit, like new, $450; Canon G11 with lens kit, leather camera case and camera bag, $350 and Canon color printer/scanner, $60. Call Jon at 56736. NEW SPIDERMAN backpack with water bottle, $15. Call 55176. QUEEN SIZE PILLOW TOP mattress and box spring, wood frame with headboard and foot board, $1,300, cash if possible. Call 52222 and ask for Sheldon. CRUTCHES, $5; handrails for toilet, $5; 20 feet of 2-inch wide Velcro tape, $5; LH Taylor Made Rossa putter, $25; 1.5-inch aluminum speedrail coupling ttings, $15; Wii Fit Board and game, best offer; black ve-shelf audio tower, best offer; 15, 25 and 35-pound dumbbell weights. Call 52525. NEW KITCHEN ITEMS, portable DVD player, Casio TV, radios and bar stool. Call 52161 from 2-5 p.m. PCS SALE: IKEA wardrobe with sliding doors, 7x7x2 feet, lots of storage, $200; desk-top computer, works but has memory issues, call for details, $25; computer monitor, $25; assorted plants, $5; dehumidi er, $50; Kwaj condition grill, $10 and full tank of propane, $20. Call Bryan at 51433 or evenings at 52036. 51-INCH RIFFE SPEARGUN, $275; Nintendo Wii, $75; bucket of 20 shing lures, $100 and rolling cabinet with cutting board top, $75. Call Jobe at 53851. JVC 200 DISK CD CHANGER, $45 and black out curtains 52X84, two for $25. Call 53764. USED HUFFY 24-inch bicycle, good condition, $30. Call 59985 after 5 p.m. COMMUNITY NOTICES“UNDER THE SEA” impression wall hangings class from 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the Hobby Shop. The cost is $15 per child and they must be accompanied by an adult. Call 51700 for more information. THE VET CLINIC WILL BE CLOSED from Thursday to July 31. Contact the hospital at 52223 or 52224 for animal related


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 21, 2012 Caf Roi FridayChicken Enchiladas Steak Fajitas Refried BeansWednesday Top Sirloin Chicken Cordon Bleu Baked Potatoes SundayBaked BBQ Chicken Stuffed Pork Ham/Cheddar QuicheThursday Sloppy Joes Roast Pork Mac and CheeseJuly 28 Stuffed Peppers Roast Turkey Wrap Rice PilafThursday Fried Chicken Meatloaf Collard Greens Friday Pepperoni and Sausage Calzones Spaghetti MondayRoast Beef Chicken with Bacon and MushroomsWednesday Teriyaki Chicken Coca-Cola Ham Steamed Yams SundayRoast Turkey Smothered Beef StuffingMonday Sweet and Spicy Pork Tempura Cod Chicken-Fried Rice Tuesday Roast Chicken Beef Bourguignon Egg Noodles Tuesday Fish Sandwiches Spicy Chicken Wings Black-Eyed PeasJuly 28 Chicken Champagne Pork Loin Cheesy PotatoesLunch Dinneremergencies during this time. THE FAMILY AND ADULT POOLS will be closed Thursday through July 29 for the annual intake pipe cleaning. Pools will reopen July 30. Contact Community Activities at 53331 for more information. KWAJALEIN GOLF Association will host a Red, White and Blue Fun Tournament July 31. Registration begins at 9 a.m., rules at 9:30 a.m., and shotgun start following. It will be two person teams with three different formats: tee off on holes 1-3 from the red tees using Alternate Shot; tee off on holes 4-6 from the white tees using Scramble; and tee off on holes 7-9 from the blue tees using Best Ball. Cost is $50 per team for KGA members plus $15 per person for non-KGA members. Mulligans are available for $5 each, limit two per person. Select beverages will be provided on the course and lunch served after the round. Contact Flynn Gideon to sign up.THE KWAJALEIN SECURITY and Access Control Central Patrol Station has property in which the owner cannot be determined or located. Therefore, the items are to be disposed of in a public auction. The auction will be at 2 p.m., Aug. 20, at the Central Patrol Station, Building 807. Items will be available for inspection starting at 12:30 p.m., the day of the auction. The auction is open to the general public with the exception of employees of the Kwajalein Security and Access Control Department, the USAKA/ RTS Provost Marshal’s Of ce and their family members, dependents or agents. The items will be auctioned in an ‘as is’ condition with no expectation stated or implied as to usability or serviceability. Winning bidders must immediately pay for the items they won with U.S. currency only. No checks, money orders, credit or debit cards will be accepted. All property must be removed from the Central Patrol Station within one hour of the auction ending. If requested, a Property Clearance Control Form will be completed for the purchaser to allow transfer of the property out of USAKA/RTS. Call Lt. Chris Ramsey at 59046 between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. with questions.CORAL SANDS PAVILION is closed until further notice. Stay clear of barricaded T o n i g h t Tonight! O c e a n V i e w Ocean View D J P a n a m a DJ Panama C o m e o u t f o r d r i n k s p e c i a l s g o o d Come out for drink specials, good m u s i c a n d a w h o l e l o t o f f u n music and a whole lot of fun! Kwajalein Atoll International Sportfishing Club MeetingWednesday, at the Pacific Club. Food and beverages will be served at 6:30 p.m., meeting will start at 7 p.m. All anglers welcome to areas. Contact Community Activities at 53331 for more information. COME CELEBRATE “Christmas in July” at the Hobby Shop with 50 percent off all holiday molds this month. Call Denise at 51700 for more information. THE USAKA PROVOST Marshal’s Of ce now has a new TIPS Line. This is so island residents can report anything at anytime involving crimes or violations to policy and, if they choose, remain anonymous, just by calling 58900. SAFELY SPEAKING: The general recommendation is to drink ve to eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. Lack of water is the number one trigger of daytime fatigue, and 75 percent of the population is chronically dehydrated. E-TALK: To reduce the risk associated with hazardous materials during transportation it is important to classify, package, communicate and handle containers so the hazardous ingredients are not released into the environment.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 21, 2012 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 10 – 15 knots Monday: Mostly cloudy, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 10 – 15 knots Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 11 – 16 knots Wednesday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 10 – 15 knots Thursday: Mostly cloudy, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 12 – 17 knots Friday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds ENE-E at 12 – 17 knots Yearly total: 42.24 inches Yearly deviation: +4.97 inchesCall 54700 for updates forecasts or visit Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High Tide Low Tide Sunday 6:39 a.m./7:12 p.m. 8:54 a.m./9:23 p.m. 5:54 a.m. 4.7’ 12:14 p.m. -0.6’ 6:18 p.m. 3.9’ Monday 6:39 a.m./7:12 p.m. 9:45 a.m./10:08 p.m. 6:27 a.m. 4.5’ 12:14 a.m. -0.3’ 6:54 p.m. 3.9’ 12:47 p.m. -0.5’ Tuesday 6:39 a.m./7:12 p.m. 10:37 a.m./10:53 p.m. 7:03 a.m. 4.2’ 12:53 a.m. -0.1’ 7:34 p.m. 3.8’ 1:22 p.m. -0.3’ Wednesday 6:39 a.m./7:12 p.m. 11:30 a.m./11:41 p.m. 7:44 a.m. 3.7’ 1:37 a.m. 0.2’ 8:22 p.m. 3.6’ 2:02 p.m. 0.0’ Thursday 6:40 a.m./7:11 p.m. 12:25 p.m. 8:33 a.m. 3.2’ 2:31 a.m. 0.6’ 9:25 p.m. 3.4’ 2:51 p.m. 0.3’ Friday 6:40 a.m./7:11 p.m. 1:22 p.m./12:31 a.m. 9:44 a.m. 2.7’ 3:48 a.m. 0.9’ 10:54 p.m. 3.3’ 4 p.m. 0.7’ July 28 6:40 a.m./7:11 p.m. 2:22 p.m./1:24 a.m. 11:34 a.m. 2.4’ 5:41 a.m. 1.0’ 5:38 p.m. 0.8’ M i l i t a r y C a s u a l t i e s Military CasualtiesStaff Sgt. Carl E. Hammar, 24, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., died July 14 in Khost province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy small arms re. Hammar was assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Sgt. Michael E. Ristau, 25, of Rockford, Ill., died July 13 in Qalat, Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked with an enemy 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. Sterling W. Wyatt, 21, of Columbia, Mo., died July 11 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device. Wyatt was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.Staff Sgt. Ricardo Seija, 31, of Tampa, Fla.; Spc. Erica P. Alecksen, 21, of Eatonton, Ga.; Spc. Clarence Williams III, 23, of Brooksville, Fla.; Pfc. Trevor B. Adkins, 21, of Spring Lake, N.C.; Pfc. Alejandro J. Pardo, 21, of Porterville, Calif.; and Pfc. Cameron J. Stambaugh, 20, of Spring Grove, Pa., died July 8 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province, Afghanistan, with an improvised explosive device. They were assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas. New guidelines for inter-atoll material transport to and from Kwajalein have been set recently by the host nation of ce in conjunction with the USAKA marine department. RMI vessels transporting goods must send the required paperwork through the RMI liaison of ce to USAKA for forwarding on to the USAKA marine department and the host nation of ce. The required paperwork includes: • Provisional domestic certi cate of registry • Load line certi cate (issued by a recognized classi cation society) • Captain’s license • Proof of current safety inspection (RMI or USCG) • USAKA Vessel Entry request form (USAKA form HNO-1) • Property clearance forms (KRS Form 1227-A or right of rst refusal acceptance document) • Heavy equipment work request (KRS form 1242-A and deposit receipt, if applicable) The USAKA vessel entry request form will need to be submitted at least 48 hours prior to transport of goods. The form requires information such as purpose for entry, which pier the vessel will dock at (such as Echo Pier or the barge slip ramp), and the requested dates. The other requirements, such as licenses, can be kept on le at the host nation of ce. “Once all paperwork is cleared and on le, the vessel may use the BSR on a space available basis depending on mission requirements,” said Bill White, liaison specialist at the host nation of ce via e-mail. The form and requirement checklist can be picked up at the USAKA host nation of ce, located in the USAKA headquarters building on Ocean Road, during normal working hours.New procedures in place for inter-island material transport