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The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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M a r k K a n e k o t e e s o f f Mark Kaneko tees off d u r i n g t h e K G A s p o n s o r e d during the KGA-sponsored “ R e d W h i t e a n d B l u e F u n “Red, White and Blue Fun T o u r n a m e n t ” M o n d a y F o r Tournament” Monday. For m o r e s e e p a g e 3 more, see page 3. P h o t o b y S h e i l a G i d e o n Photo by Sheila Gideon

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2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 4, 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.milCommanding 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 Navigation and Stick ChartsIn order to navigate in the open ocean, sailors from the Marshall Islands used observation of the only two things visible – sky and water. An apprentice would spend years memorizing the night sky, ocean features and other signs like cloud shape and flight patterns of birds. The stick charts were a teaching tool but are not maps in the western sense. The knowledge contained in a stick chart would be meaningless without the guidance of its maker. The information would be committed to memory. Stick charts were not taken out to sea as tools.… Information taken from rmiembassyus.org the website for the Embassy of Republic of the Marshall Islands in Washington, D.C. The small but memorable Marshall Islands delegation marched in the 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies July 28. The group includes athletes Timi Garstang, competing in the men’s 100-meter run, Ann-Marie Hepler, swimming in the 50 freestyle, Giordan Harris, swimming in the 50 freestyle and Haley Nemra, who runs in the women’s 800-meter and who served as ag bearer for the ceremony. Local residents Mary Harris and Amy LaCost, coaches and mothers of Giordan and Ann-Marie, also walked in the grand spectacle.Marshall Islands Olympic delegation makes a splashA Notice of Availability was published in the July 20 issue of the Hourglass to inform the public that the Missile Defense Agency has completed an Environmental Assessment for Integrated Flight Tests at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site that analyzes the potential environmental consequences that could result from performing integrated ight tests at USAKA/RTS, Wake Island and in the Paci c broad ocean area. Copies of this document and the draft Finding of No Signi cant Impact are still available on MDA’s public website at: http://www.mda.mil/news/ environmental_reports.html All comments must be received no later than the revised date of Aug. 20, to ensure they are included in the record for this project. Please send your written questions and comments via e-mail (preferred) to EnvGrp@mda.mil fax at 256-4502528, or by regular mail to: Missile Defense Agency, Bldg 5224, Martin Road, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898, ATTN: Mr. Dan Spiegelberg, P.E.Update to Notice of Availability

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3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 4, 2012 Golfers brave wind, rain for patriotic tournamentArticle and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing Editor Cold rain and heavy winds didn’t make the Kwajalein Golf Association’s “Red, White and Blue Fun Tournament” a very “fun” start Monday morning. Luckily for the 38 golfers, the weather cleared up and made for a sunny afternoon. The ninehole tournament was played by teams of two and used a unique format: every three holes were played differently. During “alternate shot,” the teammates took turns hitting the same ball throughout the hole. During “best ball,” they both played the hole and picked the best score. During “scramble,” they both hit and picked the best shot to play from each time. Most golfers enjoyed the new format, especially the tournament winners: rst place was Jeff Jones, Doug Peters; second place was John Brown, Andy Frase; third place was Jerrod English, Preston Page; and fourth place was Dick Basset, Jim Bishop. Tommy Ryon was also awarded Closest to the Pin on hole 4.

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4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 4, 2012Questions about the post office answered here Dennis Joji has worked at the Kwajalein post office for over 5 years. 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. Neiritha Lanwi started working at the Kwajalein post office in May 2012. Here, she sorts letter mail.Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorThe post of ce here at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll is a confounding place. There are rules and regulations from both the U.S. Postal Service and the Military Postal Service that most residents don’t even know about, let alone understand completely. This can lead to frustrations and questions when it comes to receiving and sending mail. Following are some clari cations to some common questions residents have voiced about the post of ce. Where is my package? It is sometimes upsetting when you receive a package in one week, but then another takes one month or longer. There are several factors to explain “lost packages.” The biggest reason packages get lost or take a long time to arrive is an incorrect address. APO and FPO have similar zip codes which can cause confusion (i.e. China Lake is 93555). To avoid delay, make sure the zip codes are written clearly. It doesn’t take much for a 4 to look like a 9 or a 0 to look like a 6. Also remember that Roi-Namur has a different zip code and Consolidated Mail Route number than Kwajalein. Their zip code is 96557 and their CMR number is 702. Ensuring you input the CMR when entering your address can help keep things routed in the right direction. The USAKA post of ce does not control the time it takes for a package to be delivered, nor can they answer for the military or U.S. Postal Services. Gina Heidle, KRS Postal Manager, recommends requesting a “Delivery of Con rmation.” This service only costs $.75 for priority and $.85 for Space Available/Parcel Post. While insurance provides an accountable article number, that number is only of use to the USPS for reimbursement; the mailer cannot track their packages with that number. If you’re concerned about getting letter mail and packages out in a timely manner, here are a few tips. For Kwajalein residents, packages and letter mail need to be brought to the post of ce by Monday closing time to make it onto the Tuesday plane. Letter mail

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5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 4, 2012 Mail sent to Kwajalein is delivered on a large pallet by a forklift on mail days. The post office can hold a maximum of two large pallets. Right, postal workers Dennis Joji, left, and Charles Zigler remove the net and plastic from the packages so they can be sorted. placed in the drop box on Tuesday will go out on the Thursday plane. For Roi-Namur residents, you must get your packages and mail to the post of ce by 2 p.m. the day before a plane arrives; this gives enough time to get the mail to Kwajalein and be included with all the other outgoing mail. Note that on every second Thursday of the month, there is no ATI ight; there is, however, a C-17 on that Saturday. Any mail brought to the post of ce after Monday will go out on that Saturday ight.Do you get aggravated that your post of ce box door gets stuck or is hard to open? The extreme climate here at Kwajalein is not very nice to the metal doors at the post of ce, especially Oceanside. You have a few options here. The best thing you can do is to check your box every day or as often as possible. This helps to keep the mechanism working properly. You can also physically change your address so you can be relocated to a box closer to the front of the building. As a reminder, at no time is a postal employee authorized to remove mail from your box and give it to you; they can temporarily pop the door open from the back for you to access your mail. Postal clerk Dennis Joji works hard to keep the boxes working properly and replaces them when materials are available, but it’s a tough job to keep up with the salty conditions here. If your box becomes too much of a headache, e-mail Postal Manager Heidle for a solution. On the subject of checking your box every day, don’t forget to ll out a vacation slip when you go off island. You may retrieve a leave/vacation slip from any window and all the clerks will be more than happy to assist you. The post of ce needs something in writing to hold mail for more than 30 days. When you ll out a vacation slip they start a special tray. Without the special tray your box will ll up quickly and they will be unable to slot rst class mail. This slows down the entire process of sorting mail.Look for mail updates on the whiteboard by the pick-up window. Messages about delayed or cancelled planes will be displayed there. They will also announce if an extra plane arrived and brought mail. This board also informs you whether or not all the mail for the day was sorted; usually, packages are not completely sorted until close to the end of the day. Do you have issues with websites that do not offer shipping to APO or PO Boxes? Some residents have thought of a clever work-around for this issue; however, you won’t be able to get away with it for much longer. If your PO Box is 1234 and you live on Ocean Road, sometimes residents will address their packages to “1234 Ocean Road” instead of putting a PO Box number. While this has worked in the past, it will not in the future. Beginning in October, MPS has directed the USAKA post of ce to “return to sender” for packages that arrive with a street address. Companies usually will not ship to APO or a PO Box is because the package may contain materials such as alcohol or batteries that could ruin other mail. However, your best option in this situation is to call the company and see if they will make an exception if the materials truly are not hazardous. For information regarding mailing restrictions, visit www.oconus. com/zipcodes.asp. There have been recent changes to who is allowed privileges at the USAKA post of ce. As a clari cation, if a non-US dependent spouse was previously denied military post of ce privileges because he or she entered into their own contract, that member may be grandfathered into having their MPO privileges reinstated as long as they arrived on Kwajalein or Roi as a command-sponsored dependent. For any questions on this subject, contact Heidle. Are you getting ready to PCS and have a lot of packages to mail out? Make an appointment. You will get one-on-one service that will not only speed up the mailing of your packages, but will not tie up the line for other customers. Depending on size, it takes about one hour to address and ready 10 boxes for mailing. If you have further questions regarding operations at the post of ce, contact Postal Manager Heidle at gina.heidle.ctr@smdck. smdc.army.mil or call 53424.

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6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 4, 2012By Catherine Layton Associate EditorThe airport on Roi-Namur is named for Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Col. Aquilla Dyess. He was born Jan. 11, 1909, in Andersonville, Ga. He graduated from Clemson College, Clemson, S.C., in 1932 with a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture.On the last day of the invasion on Namur, in what would be the nal hours of the invasion, Dyess was killed by a burst of enemy machine gun re while standing on the parapet of an anti-tank trench directing a group of infantry in a anking attack against the last Japanese position in the northern part of Namur Island. In this nal assault, Dyess posted himself between the opposing lines and, exposed to re from heavy automatic weapons, led his troops in the advance. Wherever the attack was slowed by heavier enemy re, he quickly appeared and placed himself at the head of his men and inspired them to push forward. Dyess was the highest ranking of cer killed in the battles at Kwajalein Atoll. After the battle, some of the men hung a sign unof cially naming the airport Dyess Field. The eld was of cially named in 1967. For his actions in the battle, Dyess was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life.” Dyess was initially buried in the 4th Marine Division Cemetery on Roi-Namur Island, then later, in 1948, he was reinterred in Westover Memorial Park Cemetery, Augusta, Ga. The Kwajalein Air Terminal, formally titled Bucholz Army Air Field, was named for Pfc. Fred H. Bucholz, a member of C. F 3rd Platoon, who was killed in the last three hours of the Battle of Kwajalein. He and his sergeant were attempting to clear out Japanese soldiers who were holed up in shelters near what is now quarters 222 and 224. Both men The Names of KwajaleinKwaj and Roi-Namur air elds named for heroes of Operation Flintlock heavier enemy re, he d o k f ia f D ly e d e h rr Pa n y F C i y, h imse lf at t h e h ea d o f o pus h f orwar d k in g o f cer k i ll e d in t h e f ter t h e b att l e, some o f ally namin g t h e airport cia lly name d in 1967. Dy ess was awar d e d t h e y f or “ conspicuous g a l ris k in mh en r e d a r k n a l Ai r F re d C F i n had thrown captured explosives into one of the shelters. Thinking the explosion killed the holdouts, they stood surveying the damage. From another shelter, a Japanese ri eman red from a roof opening, striking Bucholz in the back and killing him instantly. About an hour before, Bucholz had rescued his wounded lieutenant, earning him a posthumous award of the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in the battle.The citation stated, “For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 4 February 1944. Private First Class Bucholz’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and re ect great credit upon himself, the 7th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.”The Kwajalein air eld was dedicated on May 30, 1967, during the Memorial Day celebration on Kwajalein. The ceremony drew one of the largest crowds ever, with more than 2,000 in attendance. A permanent marker designating the eld as Bucholz Army Air Field was unveiled during the ceremony. The marker included the bronze plaque designed by Neil PhelpsMunson, the Hourglass editor, while the base, which included a photo of Bucholz, was designed by Gene Stevens of Global Engineering. The monument still stands today, albeit sans the photo of Bucholz. Bucholz is buried at the National Memorial of the Paci c in Honolulu, Hawaii.This monument stands in front of the Kwajalein Air Terminal, in commemoration of Pfc. Fred H. Bucholz’s actions during the final hours of the Kwajalein Invasion. Lt. Col. Aquilla Dyess

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7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 4, 2012 Photo by Dan Farnham PhtbDFh On Monday, Allison Villarreal logged her 500th dive, plunging 125 feet to the ‘Phantom Maru’ shipwreck. Her crew consisted of William Webster, Kathy Reith and Dan Farnham. Her 500th dive will be one of her last at Kwajalein. Allison and her husband, Pete, leave Kwajalein this month after eight years on island. Congratulations and Yokwe Allison!500th dive marks milestone for longtime resident A plaque stands in front of the highly visible, brightly painted wall that reads, “In Honor of the military men and women and their families who have lived and worked on Kwajalein Atoll, 1944 to present.” Beverly Vencill, a longtime Kwajalein resident and wife of Vietnam veteran Jim Vencill, decided the long, nondescript wall could serve as a noticeable “symbol of gratitude that would celebrate military personnel and let them know we do appreciate them.” Flowers were chosen to adorn the expanse because Vencill felt owers were an island theme, a symbol of welcoming and ‘aloha spirit’ that she wanted to portray. With help from residents and various contractors, the wall and plaque were dedicated on Feb. 26, 2007.Then and Now “The Memorial Wall” Photo by Catherine Layton Photo from Hourglass archives

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8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 4, 2012 Photo by Laura Pasquarella-Swain Photo by Laura Pasquarella-Swain Photo by Laura Pasquarella-Swain Photo by Wendy Peacock Photo by Wendy Peacock

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9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 4, 2012 We need your submissions! E-mail your photos to hourglass@smdck.smdc.army.mil. From Will Webster From John Cassidy, Jr. From Sheila Gideon From Sheila Gideon From Sheila Gideon From Sheila Gideon

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10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 4, 2012 Caf Pacific Lunch DinnerSunday Beef Tips Burgundy Noodles Chef’s Choice Entree Thursday Cajun Chicken Chili Mac Rice Jambalaya Aug. 11 BBQ Pork Butt Pizza Roasted Potatoes Thursday Chicken Fried Steak Parsley Potatoes Beans in Broth Wednesday Roast Top Sirloin Fried Fish Baked Potatoes Friday Salisbury Steak Baked Cod Au Gratin Potatoes Friday Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice Tofu/Veggie Stir-fry Monday Chicken Cordon Bleu Chef’s Choice Entree White Rice Wednesday BBQ Spareribs Steamed Potatoes Grilled Cheese Sandwich Sunday Soyu Chicken Fried Rice Chef’s Choice Entree Monday Roast Pork Loin Steamed Rice Vegetarian Saute Tuesday Spaghetti/Meatballs Eggplant Parmesan Steamed Rice Tuesday Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes Beef/Broccoli Stir-fry Aug. 11 Braised Short Ribs Chef’s Choice Entree Mashed 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 www.krsjv.com, on the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce and on the RoiNamur 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. THE EMBASSY OF the United States of America in Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands, announces the opening for the fulltime position of: computer management assistant. This position is only open to U.S. citizens who are eligible to receive a U.S. security clearance. For more information on how to apply, please read the full job listing on U.S. Embassy Majuro’s website: http:// majuro.usembassy.gov/job_opportunities. html. You may e-mail your application to publicmajuro@state.gov. FOR SALEGLASS SCALE, $15; regular scale, $10; 7-foot surfboard with bag, $250; running weight vest, $30; skillet, $20; 45-inch LCD/ HDTV with iPod hook up, $800; 28-inch LCD/HDTV with wall mount, $300; coffee maker, $25; wine rack glass table, holds six bottles, $50; cat tower, $100; folding chair with umbrella, $25; beach chair, $10; ironing board and small iron, $25; water lter, $20 and golf clubs and umbrella, $80. Call Mike at 52222. PIANO, $100; blackout shades, $20; DVD/ book case, $15 and kitchen cart, $40. Call Danielle at 52849. HYPERLITE 138 WAKEBOARD, no bindings, never used, $100; curtains, navy, still in package, $15; curtain rods, 28 inch, 48 inch, one black and one silver, still in package, $3 each; folding beach chaise lounge, blue, $15; laundry basket, $3 and small black buckets, $1 each. Call 54609. 27-INCH SONY LCD TV, $275; 25-inch Mag CRT TV, $25; Yamaha RCVR, $75; two De nitive Tech bipolar surround speakers, $200; AIWA compact stereo, $20; Toshiba HIFI VCR/DVD player, $45, Panasonic DVD/CD player, $30; RCA DVD/CD player, $30; Birchwood desk, $25; hardwood piano carcass, makes a great desk, $150; hardwood couch and loveseat, green cushions and pillows, $500 pair; brown torchiere lamp with reading light, $30; luggage, $20; microwave, $35 and dehumidi er, $50. Call 51829. BLUE CRUISER SUN BIKE, well maintained, four months old with little to no rust, $275. Call Cody at 53552. TWO CORDLESS phones and answering machine with cordless phone. Call 51920 or 52280. SEASON 3 AND 4 of “Breaking Bad” on DVD, $20. Call Josh at 52222 or 52184. YAMAHA OUTBOARD, 4 HP 4-stroke, $500; 51-inch Riffe speargun, $225 and queen-size mattress, $75. Call 53851. MODEM, ZOOM, 56K, $20; cross-stitch supplies: hoops, needles, fabric, thread, $25. Call 52517. PCS SALE, orchids, plants, household goods, bicycles and parts, trailers, at 207B on Lagoon Road. Call Juliet at 54992 or 52940 for details. OLYMPUS VG-120 digital camera, 14MP, 5X optical zoom, new in box, $100 or best offer. Call 51981 and leave a message. LA-Z-BOY RECLINER, red, $50. Call 53008. BQ-SIZED FRIDGE, $75; apartment-sized fridge with separate freezer, $125; 5200 BTU window AC unit, $200; three barstools with backs, $15 each; two barstools without backs, $10 each and 2007 Seadoo RXP Jetski, 215 HP, supercharged, $7,000 or best offer. Call 51584. MAPLE COLOR TV STAND, good condition, two shelves for DVD/Blu-Ray players and plenty of storage for discs, $40. Come by 433-B to see. COMMUNITY NOTICESKWAJALEIN SCUBA CLUB will meet from 6:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the dive locker access. This will be a meet and greet social with desserts and beverages for TDY folks and regular members to share stories or nd a new dive buddy. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. Be sure to stay for Ivy Springer’s presentation “15 Great Dive Destinations in 15 minutes” after the meeting. A STEAK DINNER will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Aug. 19, in honor of Jim Schilling’s passing. A memorial dinner and silent auction fundraiser for Jim’s daughter will be held by American Legion Post #44. Tickets are $35 and can be obtained from Post #44 of cers or bar staff. These are limited in quantity and includes a steak that you’ll grill, veggies and dessert. Live acoustic music during dinner and kicking it up a notch afterwards, so come celebrate Jim’s life with his friends. 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

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11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 4, 2012 Caf Roi FridayJamaican Chicken Blackened Cod Roasted Red PotatoesWednesday Grilled Top Sirloin Grilled Chicken Baked Potatoes SundayPollock Chicken Marsala Egg/Sausage CasseroleThursday Hot Dog Bar Chicken Fricassee Onion RingsAug. 11 Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches Pulled PorkThursday Fried Chicken Shepard’s Pie Mashed Potatoes Friday Beef or Chicken Tacos Beef Tamales Refried Beans MondayBBQ Brisket Fried Pork Chops Black-Eyed PeasWednesday Grilled Rubens Garlic Chicken Cajun Rice SundayThai Beef Chicken in Peanut SauceMonday Beef Ragu Grilled Chicken Parmesan Bread Tuesday Roast Chicken Short Ribs Mashed Potatoes Tuesday Grilled Chicken Ceasar Wrap Chicken Fried SteakAug. 11 Sausage and Peppers Chicken Pesto Alfredo Cheesy Garlic BreadLunch DinnerSecurity 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. to 4 p.m. with questions. KWAJALEIN SCHOOLS 2012-2013 school year begins Aug. 24. Jr./Sr. High School classes start at 8 a.m., George Seitz Elementary School classes start at 8:30 a.m. If your child is new to Kwajalein schools this year, make sure you have completed all registration requirements prior to Aug. 24. If you have questions, contact the high school of ce at 52011 or the elementary of ce at 53601. SEPTEMBER LEARN to Swim session dates are Sept. 5-28, on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Family Pool. Levels 3-4 swim from 3:45-4:15 p.m. Levels 1 and 2 swim from 4:30-5 p.m. Cost is $50. Register now until Sept. 1 at Community Activities. Participants must be at least 4 years old. Questions, call Community Activities 53331. CAF PACIFIC is open to all island residents on Sundays and holidays for breakfast, brunch and dinner during the Caf Paci c renovation. Contact Dave Nobis at 53425 with any questions. AS A REMINDER, children under the age of 10 years must be accompanied and watched by a responsible person 15 years or older in any approved swimming area. CORAL SANDS PAVILION is closed until further notice. Stay clear of barricaded construction areas. Contact Community Activities at 53331 for more information. SAFELY SPEAKING: Chemical Labeling. Read and understand the chemical label and MSDS before using a chemical to know the hazards and, precautions, and PPE selection.

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12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 4, 2012 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Partly cloudy, 10 percent showers. Winds: E-ESE at 5 – 10 knots Monday: Partly cloudy, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 4 – 8 knots Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 4 – 8 knots Wednesday: Partly cloudy, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 4 – 8 knots Thursday: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 5 – 10 knots Friday: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds ENE-E at 7 – 12 knots Yearly total: 43.51 inches Yearly deviation: +1.77 inchesCall 54700 for updates forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High Tide Low Tide Sunday 6:41 a.m./7:09 p.m. 9:21 p.m./8:58 a.m. 5:54 a.m. 4.6’ 12:10 p.m. -0.6’ 6:15 p.m. 4.0’ Monday 6:41 a.m./7:09 p.m. 10:03 p.m./9:46 a.m. 6:24 a.m. 4.2’ 12:15 a.m. -0.3’ 6:45 p.m. 3.9’ 12:38 p.m. -0.4’ Tuesday 6:41 a.m./7:09 p.m. 10:44 p.m./10:34 a.m. 6:52 a.m. 3.8’ 12:47 a.m. 0.0’ 7:16 p.m. 3.6’ 1:04 p.m. -0.1’ Wednesday 6:41 a.m./7:08 p.m. 11:27 p.m./11:21 a.m. 7:20 a.m. 3.4’ 1:20 a.m. 0.4’ 7:49 p.m. 3.3’ 1:31 p.m. 0.2’ Thursday 6:41 a.m./7:08 p.m. /12:08 p.m. 7:50 a.m. 2.9’ 1:57 a.m. 0.7’ 8:30 p.m. 3.0’ 2 p.m. 0.6’ Friday 6:41 a.m./7:08 p.m. 12:10 a.m./12:56 p.m. 8:29 a.m. 2.4’ 2:46 a.m. 1.1’ 9:34 p.m. 2.7’ 2:40 p.m. 0.9’ Aug. 11 6:41 a.m./7:07 p.m. 12:55 a.m./1:45 p.m. 9:48 a.m. 2.0’ 4:20 a.m. 1.4’ 11:33 p.m. 2.6’ 3:59 p.m. 1.2’ M i l i t a r y C a s u a l t i e s Military CasualtiesSgt. Eric E. Williams, 27, of Murrieta, Calif., died July 23 in Pul-E Alam, Afghanistan. Williams was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Pfc. Adam C. Ross, 19, of Lyman, S.C., died July 24 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered small arms re. Ross was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. Spc. Justin L. Horsley, 21, of Palm Bay, Fla., and Pfc. Brenden N. Salazar, 20, of Chuluota, Fla., died July 22 of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device in Pul-E Alam, Afghanistan. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Caserma Ederle, Italy. Sgt. Justin M. Hansen, 26, of Traverse City, Mich., died July 24 while conducting combat operations in Badghis province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Pfc. Theodore M. Glende, 23, of Rochester, N.Y., died July 27 in Kharwar, Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms re. Glende was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. Sgt. 1st Class Bobby L. Estle, 38, of Lebanon, Ohio, and Pfc. Jose Oscar Belmontes, 28, of La Verne, Calif., died July 28 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy small arms re. These Soldiers were assigned to the 630th Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Drum, N.Y.KRS provides lunch meals for 52 guest students from Ebeye, or Ri’katak students. The lunch program is in place since the students do not have the opportunity to return home as the island resident students do. These meals are not provided as part of the contract, but rather they are supported by voluntary donations. Individuals, companies and different organizations may voluntarily contribute to the program to ensure that Ri’katak students have a nutritious meal for lunch. The box lunches include deli sandwiches, baked chicken and rice, fruit, vegetables, water and cookies. All of the lunches are prepared by Caf Paci c and are delivered to the schools. The cost of each lunch is $3.25 daily per student and based on a 180-day school year, the total cost per student for the entire academic year is $586. Voluntary donations can be made in any amount up to and including a full year’s worth of lunches. Anyone wishing to support this worthwhile cause may send a donation to Janette Bishop in Building 603, Hospital Administration Of ce, second oor. Checks should be made out to “KRS” and annotated in the remarks section to indicate “Ri’katak Lunch Program.” For questions, e-mail Janette or call 52225. Ri’katak lunch program needs your continuing support