A v i s i t i n g U S d e l e g a t i o n i s g r e e t e d a t A visiting U.S. delegation is greeted at E b e y e b y r e s i d e n t s a n d g i v e n t r a d i t i o n a l Ebeye by residents and given traditional M a r s h a l l e s e l e i s T h e d e l e g a t i o n h e l d a Marshallese leis. The delegation held a t o w n h a l l m e e t i n g l a t e r t h a t d a y w i t h i s l a n d town hall meeting later that day with island r e s i d e n t s F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 3 residents. For more, see page 3. P h o t o b y C a s e y R i c h a r d s Photo by Casey Richards
2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 11, 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgCommanding 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 Thumbs Up!... to Carlina Sarimiento for turning in a missing CAC card. ...to Deb Douthat! She has helped keep our community healthy by voluntarily leading circuit training classes for anyone who would like to participate at 8 a.m. Mondays, and the awful hour of 5 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.Thumbs Down!... to Caf Paci c patrons who donÂ’t push their chairs into the table when theyÂ’ve nished eating. Not doing so is not only inconsiderate, but blocks walkways for others. Marshallese LanguageMarshallese belongs to the Austronesian Language Family, the most geographically widespread language family in the world. Of the Austronesian languages, Marshallese is a member of the Malayo Polynesian group, a group which contains 880 different languages.Â… Information taken from rmiembassyus.org the website for the Embassy of Republic of the Marshall Islands in Washington, D.C.Photo by Michael Sakaio U S A K A USAKA d e l e g a t e s a t t e n d delegates attend R M I N i t i j e l a RMI Nitijela Former U.S. Ambassador to the RMI Martha Campbell, left, displays a plaque given to her by USAKA/RTS Commander Col. Shannon Boehm, right. Boehm and Campbell were in Majuro for the opening ceremony of the RMI Nitijela, or Parliament, Aug. 7.
3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 The visiting U.S. government delegation holds a town hall meeting on Ebeye with approximately 100 residents in attendance. USAKA/RTS Commander Col. Shannon Boehm, left, and U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell lay a wreath on the Operation Flintlock memorial and offer a moment of silence.High-level U.S. delegation visits Republic of the Marshall IslandsArticle and photos by Michael Sakaio USAKA/RTS Host Nation LiaisonOn Aug. 2-3, a high-level U.S. government delegation led by U.S. Department of State, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Paci c Affairs, Kurt Campbell, and the Paci c Fleet Commander, Adm. Cecil Haney, visited the Republic of the Marshall Islands with stops at Majuro and Kwajalein. Other members of the delegation included Jeff Prescott, personal advisor to Vice President Joe Biden; Edgar Kagan, deputy assistant secretary for East Asian and Paci c Affairs; Gloria Steele, USAID; and retired Lt. Gen. Dan Leaf, director, Asian Paci c Center for Security Studies. The rst leg of the visit was to Majuro, where the delegation was met by U.S. Ambassador to the RMI, Martha Campbell, and U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site Commander, Col. Shannon Boehm. The delegation then met with the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands president and cabinet members. A press conference ensued and was later followed by an evening reception at the Robert Reimers Hotel grounds, hosted by Martha Campbell and attended by U.S. and RMI of cials. On Aug. 3, the U.S. delegation visited Kwajalein Atoll with an initial stop at USAKA/RTS, where Boehm briefed them on the state of affairs at the installation. Next, they visited Ebeye, accompanied by Boehm and RMI of cials. The delegation was met at the Ebeye pier by local and GRMI leaders, of cials and color guard; each were presented with leis. A vehicle tour of Ebeye was provided with a nal stop at Mon LaMikeÂ’s for a town hall meeting with selected members of the Ebeye community. Approximately 100 residents, including land owners, civic leaders, local of cials and business owners attended the meeting. At the conclusion of the meeting, the group headed back to USAKA by ferry. A brief stop was made at the World War II memorial where Kurt Campbell and Haney, joined by Boehm and USAKA/RTS Sgt. Maj. Roderick Proileau, paid homage with the laying of the wreaths. Immediately following, the U.S. delegation boarded their plane and headed to the Federated States of Micronesia, one of eight stops in this seven-day Paci c trip.
4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012Photos by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Shawn Carpenter By Catherine Layton Associate EditorA wing and the stage 1 motor of the Pegasus XL rocket, a winged, 3-stage, solid rocket booster, washed ashore on Jelbon Island at Mili Atoll. Orbital Sciences Corporation, in conjunction with NASA and U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site, successfully launched the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array from the Pegasus XL launch vehicle, which was attached to the L-1011 carrier aircraft, from Kwajalein in June. Local residents discovered the debris in July, and contacted the RMI Sea Patrol. A fact nding mission was organized through Orbital and USAKA to assess any impact on the atoll beginning Aug. 2. Everything for the NuStar mission went according to the plan Â– the Pegasus XL was lifted to an altitude of almost 40,000 feet and released at the safety-approved drop location. The rst stage ignited and burned until the solid fuel was depleted. The depleted motor with the wing separated seconds later and dropped into the ocean, where it was designed to sink. Instead of sinking, the wing stayed attached to the motor and oated until it reached Mili Atoll. Orbital was noti ed on July 24 by USAKA that debris from the launch had washed ashore.On Aug. 3, Chief Warrant Of cer 3 Shawn Carpenter, USAKA marine engineer; Maj. Luke Koerschner, USAKA operations of-Rocket booster washes ashore at Mili AtollTop: Adam Lewis, Pegasus mission manager, walks alongside the stage 1 motor and wing that washed ashore at Mili Atoll. The structure was part of the Pegasus XL rocket booster used in the NuStar mission, launched from Kwajalein in June. Left: The schematic of the Pegasus XL rocket booster in its entirety, shown with the intact structure, circled.Inspection teams nd no environmental impact; plans underway for removal
5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 cer; Kettner Griswold, Pegasus chief engineer and Adam Lewis, Pegasus mission manager joined Republic of the Marshall Islands Environmental Protection Agency Conservation Representative Barry Rilang and RMI Internal Affairs Representative Wallace Peter on a trip to Mili Atoll. A boat, the Tobwe Mili ferried the team to the site, a six hour trip from Majuro. The structure was spotted on the beach at the southern tip of the atoll.The reef surrounds the islet, so the team had to navigate on the slippery coral, all while carrying supplies and tools. Once there, they inspected the motor to assess any environmental impact, any residual propellant or ordnance and to look at options for removal. The results of the inspection showed there was no propellant and only soot residue from the normal functions of the mission remained. All of the ordnance had red during the mission as well, and there were no environmental concerns other than the structure debris itself. There was signi cant damage to the hardware, which was almost 30 feet long and weighs an estimated 2,000 pounds, according to Koerschner. The majority of damage is due to the initial impact and the long duration in the salt water. Cracks in the case and corrosion were the primary damage, but it was determined the structure can be removed in its entirety. Orbital is working with USAKA to remove the remnants, and is working towards nding the safest and quickest solution for removal. The boatÂ’s crew and Mili Atoll residents gathered around to observe the inspection of the debris.Pegasus Chief Engineer Kettner Griswold, left, and USAKA Operations Officer Maj. Luke Koerschner disembark from the Tobwe Mili and cross the reef to begin inspections on the debris. Pegasus Chief Engineer Kettner Griswold, left, and Pegasus mission manager inspect the booster for any signs of propellant and assess the damage to the structure.
6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 Romen Roy takes inventory, preparing to stock items in the frozen food section at Surfway. Does your department have something interesting going on? Do you have new staff youÂ’d like to introduce to the community? Is there a process youÂ’d like the community to better understand? Contact the Hourglass to become the next Â“SpotlightÂ” feature. Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorOver the past seven months, Surfway has received quite a makeover; not to its appearance, but to its contents and business model. Surfway Manager Roy Tomas took over management of the store in January 2012, following 20 years of working at the various retail stores of Kwajalein. HeÂ’s not the only employee with an impressive amount of experience. His right hand man, Lenny Hamamoto, has been working at the stores for over 15 years. Surfway is further stacked with knowledgeable staff, including two men who currently work in the meat department, but have worked on Kwajalein since the 1970s: Esha Elaisha and Truman Thromman. Combine all that experience and youÂ’ll see why 2012 has been SurfwayÂ’s best year yet. While the shelves at Surfway have stayed better stocked and you have seen more variety throughout this year, Tomas is still striving to make the store the best it can be for the communityÂ’s needs. TomasÂ’ number one goal is customer satisfaction. He has implemented numerous changes in order to obtain that goal.The only groceries delivered on the Tuesday ATI ight are produce. Everything else, including dairy, is delivered biweekly via the barge. Depending on where the containers are in the barge depends on when they get to the warehouse and are put on the shelves. The usual priority goes to the most perishable items rst, followed by those that have been backordered. Because produce is delivered on Tuesdays, Tomas has increased hours that day to 7:30 p.m. to allow patrons more time after work to come in and get their shopping done. So far, he has received positive feedback on the change. Tomas is also intent on carrying out residentsÂ’ requests whenever possible. You may have noticed more variety throughout the store lately. Much of that is the result of requests made by the community. To request Surfway carry a speci c item, you need to ll out the request form located at the entrance of the store and hand it to a cashier. This way, the manager on duty at the time will be given the request in a timely manner. Some items can be requested but are considered a Â“slow itemÂ” because they are not sold quickly enough to keep them stocked all the time. This includes requests such as kale or tomatillos. In order to accommodate requests of that nature, Hamamoto will special order one case each month, since partial cases cannot be ordered. You can expect to see these specialty items the rst week of each month. While itÂ’s empowering to be able to request what you want at your local store, not all requests can be accommodated. One hundred percent of the groceries at Surfway are ordered from the Defense Commissary Agency. The DeCA supply chain was rst implemented at Surfway in September 2009. The implementation offered more variety and lower prices on groceries for Kwajalein residents. However, if DeCA does not carry an item, it cannot be ordered from another source; so, if they donÂ’t have it, we donÂ’t get it. Fill out a detailed request form to see if your item can be ordered. Just to wrap your head around how long it takes for items to reach the island, if an item was ordered to-
7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 Claudie James is one of the helpful cashiers working at Surfway.day, it would not reach island and see the shelves for three months. Produce can be delivered quicker since it arrives by plane, but even then it takes at least one month. Foresight and carefully calculated inventory helps Tomas and his team make future orders three months out. With a large number of TDY and returning Kwajalein residents for the school year arriving this month, Surfway has planned ahead and is ready and stocked for the in ux of people on our island. Of course, with 35 years of experience between Tomas and Hamamoto, it was business as usual for them to prepare for a time like this. Â“Roy and I, weÂ’ve been in the trade for all of our lives, basically. Customer service is number one,Â” Hamamoto said. Tomas knows Surfway is not perfect and is striving to continually improve. A common complaint he receives is about slow lines. This is mostly attributed to the credit card machines and connectivity issues. When the machines are down, signs are placed at the front door to alert patrons to the inconvenience. It could be wise to carry an extra check in your wallet just in case.Tomas and Hamamoto are also aware of the recent price increases, particularly to meat, over the past few weeks. Hamamoto explained that cost increases for fuel, oil and fertilizer have been realized in the meat prices. The price increase is happening all over the U.S., not just here at Kwajalein. Remember, Surfway is operated as a not-for-pro t business as a service for the residents. Prices are set to recover operating costs only. Â“ThereÂ’s more we can do to improve,Â” Tomas said. The community is what drives Tomas to make changes to the store. Â“Surfway is only as good of a grocery store as what the community wants it to be. So, we want to hear from them.Â” If you have requests or comments, contact Tomas and he will be happy to assist.
8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 Photos courtesy of Lavinda Tyson DISPATCH FROM ROI San Juan Construction employee David Candle applies Resize, a chemical applied into the joints between concrete expanses, finishing the joint sealant task for San Juan. The fuel farm project recently held a safety meeting on the importance of wearing Personal Protection Equipment. The focus of the meeting was on wearing gloves while working and finger and hand safety. As a demonstration, an employeeÂ’s hands were taped and he was asked to make a simple cup of coffee. The activity was fun and it drew attention to the importance of individual difficulties encountered if you have no hands to work with. Employees from left are Charles Kelly, Joy Astle and Jackson John.And the work goes on... KRS provides lunch meals for 52 guest students from Ebeye, or RiÂ’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 RiÂ’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 yearÂ’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 Â“KRSÂ” and annotated in the remarks section to indicate Â“RiÂ’katak Lunch Program.Â” For questions, e-mail Janette or call 52225. RiÂ’katak lunch program needs your continuing support
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10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 Caf Pacific Lunch DinnerSunday London Broil Crab Benedict Ham Marco Polo Thursday Sliced Roast Beef Buffalo Wings Mashed Potatoes Aug. 18 Meat Lasagna Spinach/Mushroom Lasagna Thursday Fried Chicken Beef Broccoli AuGratin Potatoes Wednesday Roast Top Round Roast Chicken Baked Potatoes Friday Chicken Nuggets Lemon/Herb Ono Vegetables Friday Tostada Bar Grilled Pork Chop Lyonnaise Potatoes Monday Herb Chicken Quiche Lorraine Rice Wednesday Beef Stew Ham/Cheese Croissant Vegetables Sunday Spaghetti Italian Sausage Eggplant Parmesan Monday Swedish Meatballs Chicken Stir-fry Parsley Noodles Tuesday Roast Turkey Stuffing and Gravy Mashed Potatoes Tuesday BBQ Pork Butt Tuna Casserole Steamed Potatoes Aug. 18 Meatloaf Macaroni and Cheese Peas and Carrots 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 chaplainÂ’s of ce at 53505 for more information.KRS AND CMSI job listings for on-island positions will be available at the Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye Dock Security Check Point bulletin boards, the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce, the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board and at Human Resources in Building 700. Job listings for contract positions will be available at www.krsjv.com, on the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce and on the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board. Full job descriptions and requirements for contract openings are located online at www.krsjv.com. KRS employment applications are continually accepted for casual positions in the community services departments, medical department and the HR temp pool. Some of the casual positions are recreation aid, medical of ce, substitute teacher and HR temp pool of ce support. Questions, call 54916. BERRY AVIATION HAS the following opening for an Aviation Safety/Administrative Assistant, grade level 8, on-island hire. Duties include but are not limited to: property/safety/accident inspections and investigations; weights and balances; support safety/orientation training; key and property custodian. Candidates will also assist the HR Manager as needed, and act as backup for payroll, travel, and expense reports. Individuals must be exible, willing to work with others, work independently and able to work outside as some duties require. HazMat, safety, general accounting, PR and HR knowledge is desirable. Applicants must be pro cient with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Deltek. Interested individuals should submit a resume no later than Sept. 17. E-mail Cindy Cullen at cynthia.cullen.ctr@ smdck.smdc.army.mil or call 54547 for additional information. PATIO SALESSUNDAY, 7:30 a.m. to noon, quarters 210-A. PCS sale, shing reels and lures, Christmas items, menÂ’s clothing, bicycle trailers, bicycle parts, ladders, ice chests, George Forman grill and storage building. TUESDAY, noon to 8 p.m., Coral Room 207. FOR SALEROCKER/RECLINER $275; computer swivel chair, $40; cordless phone $25; iron and board, $45; for sale now with pick up second week in September: shredder, six cordless phone set with answering machine, vacuum cleaner, microwave, toaster, corded phone, crock pot, step stool, menÂ’s Gortex raincoat. Call 52161 after 3 p.m. ACER ASPIRE LAPTOP, 15.6-inch HD screen with AMD Radeon HD graphics, 250GB hard drive, 2GB DDR3. 2-in-1 Card Reader supports SD and MMC memory cards, Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit with AMD dual core processer, 8X DVD-super multi double-layer drive, bought to use in BQ, but doesnÂ’t have internal modem, less than one hour of use, $450. Call Dale at 51850 and leave message, or come by Reef 305 to see. GIRLÂ’S SUN BIKE, new seat, tires, and large basket on back with long neck handlebars; large, never used blue suitcase, $60. Call 53319 or 54495. GLASS 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 Â“Breaking BadÂ” 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 207-B on Lagoon Road. Call Juliet at 54992 or 52940 for details. COMMUNITY NOTICESREGISTER NOW UNTIL SEPT. 1 for CYSS Youth Sports basketball league. Season runs from Sept. 11 through Nov 1. Cost is $40 per individual. Registration is open to all CYSS registered youth in kindergarten through grade 6. For questions, contact Coach Katie at 53796. CYSS START SMART Basketball registration is open now through Sept. 1. Season runs from Sept. 12 through Oct 17. Registration is for ages 3-5 years old, cost is $20 per individual. Questions, contact Coach Katie at 53796. THERE IS AN ONGOING Golf Locker Audit. Ensure if your clubs are in a locker, you have paid the rental fees. All lockers without current registration will be cleared out on Tuesday. STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP is from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, at the Art Annex (across from Caf Paci c). This class is for experienced glassers. All tools will be provided by the Kwajalein Art Guild. Questions, call Jayne at 54643. BINGO IS THURSDAY at the Paci c Club. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m.; Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Blackout completion at 57 numbers, $1,700 payout; Windfall completion at 30 numbers, $2,000 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. ROCK AND BOWL IS 6-10 p.m., Aug. 18. Bring your beverages and dress up for the best of the 80s and 90s. Prizes for best decade attire. $2 for shoes, $2 per game. Adults only. Come rock and bowl and enjoy the show! A STEAK DINNER will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Aug. 19, in honor of Jim SchillingÂ’s passing. A memorial dinner and silent auction fundraiser for JimÂ’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 youÂ’ll
11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 Caf Roi FridayEnchiladas Grilled Chicken NachosWednesday Carved Steamship Tuscan Chicken Baked Potatoes SundayLondon Broil Smoky Mountain ChickenThursday Grilled Chicken Beef Pot Pie Fried ZucchiniAug. 18 Bacon Cheeseburgers Chicken Wings Potato WedgesThursday Fried Chicken Sage Pork Macaroni and Cheese Friday Yankee Pot Roast Grilled Mahi Vegetable Medley MondayHerb Pork Loin Creole Chicken Breakfast JackWednesday Meatballs Asian Chicken Stir-fry SundayRoast Turkey Grilled Pork Chops Mashed PotatoesMonday Pizza Baked Ziti Garlic Bread Tuesday Meatloaf Fried Chicken Garlic Potatoes Tuesday Cheeseburgers Macaroni Casserole Chicken StripsAug. 18 Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti Fried EggplantLunch Dinnergrill, veggies and dessert. Live acoustic music during dinner and kicking it up a notch afterwards, so come celebrate JimÂ’s life with his friends. OCEAN VIEW CLUB Birthday Bash is at 8 p.m., Aug. 25. Sign up at the KRS Retail Sales of ce by Aug. 24. Must be 21 years old. Complimentary drinks and cake for registered August birthdays. Contact Barbara Hutchins at 58228 or Ted Glynn at 53338. THE GREAT KWAJ SWAP MEET is from 9-11 a.m., Sept. 3, at Emon Beach. One complimentary table per household, additional table is $10. Pickup service provided, ask for the pick-up when registering. No oversized items. Call the CA of ce at 53331 to reserve your table. Start the new school year off by de-cluttering your house! 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 MarshalÂ’s Of ce and their family members, dependents or agents. The items will be auctioned in an Â‘as isÂ’ 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 HOSPITAL is scheduled to implement a new software system for billing and electronic medical record beginning Aug. 21. During this process, be sure to bring your insurance identi cation cards. You will be required to update your address and phone numbers. Expect some longer wait times, and appointments will be initially longer. Questions, call 52225.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. AAFES IS HAVING Food Court specials until Aug. 31. At AnthonyÂ’s Pizza, get a one topping medium pizza for $7.99, a multi-topping medium for $10.99. At Burger King, get a Whopper sandwich for $2.49, Original Chicken sandwich for $2.89, a Tender Crisp Sandwich for $3.79. LABOR DAY VOLUNTEERS are needed! Volunteer from 3:30-6 p.m., Sept. 3, at Emon Beach to support Labor Day beach party activities. Call Community Activities at 53331 to sign up. 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. THE OUTPATIENT CLINIC at Kwajalein Hospital will be open every Friday morning from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for same day clinic appointments effective Aug. 24. Emergency services continue to be available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The Missile Defense Agency 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 MDA Integrated Flight Tests at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site EA 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. MDA needs to demonstrate integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System effectiveness against short range ballistic missile targets, medium range ballistic missile targets and air-breathing targets in an operationally realistic ight test. Interceptor missiles proposed for use in the tests would be the Aegis Standard Missile, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile and Patriot missile. Previously planned and on-going activities at the alternative sites would continue. Based on the analysis the MDA has determined that proposed activities are not expected to result in signi cant impacts to the environment and an Environmental Impact Statement is not required. A draft Finding of No Signi cant Impact and the EA are available at http://www.mda.mil/news/environmental_reports.html and at the following locations: Of ce Lobby of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Environmental Protection Authority, Majuro, Marshall Islands; Grace Sherwood Library, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, APO, AP 96555; Roi-Namur Library, Roi-Namur, Marshall Islands. Public comments on the EA and Draft FONSI will be accepted through Aug. 20. Submit written comments to: Missile Defense Agency, Bldg 5224, Martin Road, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898 ATTN: Mr. Dan Spiegelberg, P.E. S t a r t i n g M o n d a y t h e P o s t O f c e w i l l h a v e n e w h o u r s o f o p e r a t i o n Starting Monday, the Post Of ce will have new hours of operation. F i n a n c e W i n d o w P a c k a g e P i c k u p Finance Window Package Pick-up M o n d a y 1 1 : 3 0 a m 1 : 3 0 p m 1 1 : 3 0 a m 1 : 3 0 p m Monday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. T u e s d a y 1 1 : 3 0 a m 1 : 3 0 p m 3 : 0 0 p m 6 : 0 0 p m Tuesday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. W e d n e s d a y 1 1 : 3 0 a m 1 : 3 0 p m 1 1 : 3 0 a m 1 : 3 0 p m Wednesday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. T h u r s d a y 1 1 : 3 0 a m 1 : 3 0 p m 3 : 0 0 p m Thursday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.6 : 0 0 p m 6:00 p.m. F r i d a y 1 1 : 3 0 a m 1 : 3 0 p m 1 1 : 3 0 a m 1 : 3 0 p m Friday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. S a t u r d a y 1 1 : 3 0 a m 1 : 3 0 p m 1 1 : 3 0 a m 1 : 3 0 p m Saturday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. S u n d a y C l o s e d C l o s e d Sunday Closed Closed C o n t a c t G i n a a t 5 3 4 1 9 w i t h a n y q u e s t i o n s Contact Gina at 53419 with any questions. Notice of Availability-Missile Defense Agency Environmental Assessment MANDATORY ISLAND ORIENTATION is 12:304:30 p.m., Aug. 29, at building 365, CAC Room 6. Arrive 10 minutes early to sign in and be seated by 12:30 p.m. It is required for all new island arrivals, but not recommended for dependent children under the age of 10. Questions, call the meeting facilitators at KRS Environmental, Safety and Health at 51134. SAFELY SPEAKING: Chemical Labeling. Read and understand the chemical label and MSDS before using a chemical to know the hazards and, precautions, and personal protection equipment selection. E-TALK: Improper disposal of household hazardous waste could contaminate groundwater and pose a threat to local water treatment systems, sanitation workers, children and pets. Dispose of household hazardous wastes properly, contact Environmental department at 51134 for assistance with large pickups due to PCS.
12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: E-ESE at 5 knots Monday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: E at 5 knots Tuesday: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 5 knots Wednesday: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: light and variable Thursday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: E-SE at 5 knots Friday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds E-ESE at 5 knots Yearly total: 45.48 inches Yearly deviation: +1.40 inchesCall 54700 for updates forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High Tide Low Tide Sunday 6:41 a.m./7:07 p.m. 1:42 a.m./2:34 p.m. 6:58 a.m. 1.3Â’ 12:44 p.m. 2.0Â’ 6:21 p.m. 1.2Â’ Monday 6:41 a.m./7:06 p.m. 2:31 a.m./3:23 p.m. 1:16 a.m. 2.9Â’ 8:09 a.m. 0.9Â’ 2:03 p.m. 2.3Â’ 7:42 p.m. 0.9Â’ Tuesday 6:41 a.m./7:06 p.m. 3:21 a.m./4:12 p.m. 2:12 a.m. 3.3Â’ 8:47 a.m. 0.4Â’ 2:45 p.m. 2.7Â’ 8:30 p.m. 0.5Â’ Wednesday 6:41 a.m./7:06 p.m. 4:13 a.m./5 p.m. 2:52 a.m. 3.8Â’ 9:19 a.m. 0.0Â’ 3:18 p.m. 3.2Â’ 9:08 p.m. 0.1Â’ Thursday 6:41 a.m./7:05 p.m. 5:04 a.m./5:48 p.m. 3:26 a.m. 4.2Â’ 9:48 a.m. -0.3Â’ 3:48 p.m. 3.6Â’ 9:42 p.m. -0.3Â’ Friday 6:41 a.m./7:05 p.m. 5:56 a.m./6:34 p.m. 3:58 a.m. 4.6Â’ 10:17 a.m. -0.6Â’ 4:19 p.m. 3.9Â’ 10:15 p.m. -0.5Â’ Aug. 18 6:41 a.m./7:04 p.m. 6:48 a.m./7:19 p.m. 4:29 a.m. 4.8Â’ 10:46 a.m. -0.8Â’ 4:50 p.m. 4.2Â’ 10:49 p.m. -0.7Â’ M i l i t a r y C a s u a l t i e s Military Casualties1st Sgt. Russell R. Bell, 37, of Tyler, Texas, and Staff Sgt. Matthew S. Sitton, 26, of Largo, Fla., died Aug. 2 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they encountered an enemy improvised explosive device. These Soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. 1st Lt. Todd W. Lambka, 25, of Fraser, Mich., and Pfc. Jesus J. Lopez, 22, of San Bernardino, Calif., died Aug. 1 in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they encountered an enemy improvised explosive device. These Soldiers were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.Spc. Kyle B. McClain, 25, of Rochester Hills, Mich., died Aug. 1 in Salim Aka, Afghanistan. McClain was assigned to 1433rd Engineer Company, 507th Engineer Battalion, 177th Military Police Brigade, Kalamazoo, Mich. Lance Cpl. Curtis J. Duarte, 22, of Covina, Calif., died Aug. 1 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan W. Gifford, 34, of Palm Bay, Fla., died July 29 while conducting combat operations in Badghis province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Gunnery Sgt. Daniel J. Price, 27, of Holland, Mich., died July 29 while conducting combat operations in Badghis province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif. 1st Lt. Sean R. Jacobs, 23, of Redding, Calif., and Sgt. John E. Hansen, 41, of Austin, Texas, died July 26 in Khakrez, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they encountered an enemy improvised explosive device. These Soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Spc. Benjamin C. Pleitez, 25, of Turlock, Calif., died July 27 in Mazar E Sharif, Afghanistan. Pleitez was assigned to 1072nd Transportation Company, 746th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 224th Sustainment Brigade, Van Nuys, Calif. Kwajalein Security and Access Control will be conducting a small arms range from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday. Observe the red ag hazard area. If you have any questions, contact Lindsey Vail at 54447 or the small arms range at 52500 during range times.Small Arms Range Notice