The Kwajalein hourglass

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A n n M a r i e H e p l e r l e f t a n d G i o r d a n H a r r i s c o m p e t e i n s w i m m i n g a t Ann-Marie Hepler, left, and Giordan Harris compete in swimming at t h e L o n d o n O l y m p i c s F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 4 the London Olympics. For more, see page 4. P h o t o c o u r t e s y o f t h e H e p l e r f a m i l y Photo courtesy of the Hepler family


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 1, 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 Thumbs Up!... for the new, improved Post Of ce hours. It’s great to have access to postal services on a regular basis! ... to the girls from Ebeye that donated their time working in the Bargain Bazaar this summer, keeping it open two days a week! Thank you girls! ... to the Generator Shop workers who spent 23 hours getting service restored on the island.Thumbs Down!... to the person who took my beach towel and cover-up from the Sands BQ dryer. ... to United Airlines for changing the ticket processing to FSM Pohnpei from Guam, creating a credit card Foreign Transaction Fee to Kwaj residents who book tickets through the local United of ce. My ticket price, already much too high, just went up another three percent. Marshall Islands GeographyThe Republic of the Marshall Islands are a total of 1,225 islands and islets within 29 atolls, situated in two, almost parallel, chain-like formations known as the Ratak (Sunrise) group and Ralik (Sunset) group. They spread across an area of over 750,000 square miles. The total land area is about 70 square miles … Information taken from the website for the Embassy of Republic of the Marshall Islands in Washington, D.C.Locks of Love is a public non-pro t organization that provides hairpieces to nancially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. They use donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Their mission is to return a sense of self con dence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics. One Kwajalein teen has been growing her hair out for this very purpose. It was nally long enough to donate and she had her hair cut Aug. 21 at Surfside Salon by stylist Mary-Lou Mueller-Coleman. “I have two friends in New Hampshire who have donated their hair before and I really liked the idea. I remember when Mrs. Callie (Chavana) was away, the island wasn’t the same. I also know someone who died from a cancerous brain tumor. She was 14. I like knowing that my hair can make a difference instead of being thrown away. Someone can feel good about themselves because of my donation and focus on getting better!” — Avonlea Westhoff Photos by Cindy Westhoff


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012Photos by Catherine LaytonKwajalein schools begin classes Dash Alfred 7th grade“I had fun over the summer, I went to Majuro and spent time with family. I am looking forward to Mrs. Pate’s class, I heard she was a lot of fun.”Chelsea Engelhard 8th grade“I have been here on Kwaj about one month. I like the people here so much, and I’m excited about starting school.” Hourglass ReportsThe rst day of school brings with it high emotions, whether it is excitement or nervousness, happiness to see friends or sadness to see the end of summer. Kwajalein schools are one for traditions, and this year played out with two of the most stalwart: the assembly and the senior entrance. Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School students gathered in the Davye Davis Multi-Purpose Room; they met their new teachers and went over rules and goals with Superintendent Al Robinson. Robinson’s caveats included low tolerance for tardiness, no headwear like sunglasses, a dress code and no cell phone sounds during classes. There was an interruption by the seniors midway through Robinson’s talk, with an invasion of “faux” seniors, decked out in hoodies and sunglasses. Their revelry was nipped in the bud when the curtains opened on stage, revealing the true Senior Class of 2013. They admonished the imposters, and rewarded the student body with candy tossed from the stage.Top left, a “senior imposter” flees the scene after the real Senior Class of 2013 is revealed on stage. Above Superintendent Al Robinson briefs the student body at the first day of school assembly on the school rules. The senior class got front row seats, one of the many perks of th eir school year.


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012By Catherine Layton Associate EditorThe Olympic competition is by far the largest athletic contest, bringing together not only diverse sporting events, but the world’s countries into one venue for 17 days, occurring once every four years. Over 14,000 athletes from 205 teams competed in the 30th Olympiad, and for only the second time, the Republic of the Marshall Islands was in the midst of the games.Four athletes from the RMI were on hand for the London games: two-time Olympian Haley Nemra, competing in the women’s 800 meter race; Timi Garstang, in the men’s 100 meter run; Ebeye resident Giordan Harris, who swam the men’s freestyle 50 meter race and Kwajalein resident Ann-Marie Hepler, who swam in the women’s 50 meter. For Hepler, the idea of swimming in the Olympics wasn’t something she had envisioned until about a year and half ago, when her mom approached her with the possibility. “I’ll be honest, at rst, I didn’t want to. I didn’t want to go. There were times I didn’t like swimming and I didn’t feel like I was ready for it because there was all this extra-hard training, and I was going to have to skip out on after-school activities,” Hepler explained. She was told she would have to be committed. “I thought it wasn’t something I wanted: tons of people telling me what to do all the time. But then, I started to really enjoy it.”Harris started swimming at age six, and started to seriously consider the Olympics three years ago when he started competing around Oceania. His training was quite dif cult, and Harris wasn’t sure he was going until after the 2012 Oceania Swimming Championships in June.Harris and Hepler, along with coach Amy LaCost, began competing in Federation Internationale de Natation competitions in Australia, China and Dubai to earn points and international ranking. In June, they were of cially invited to participate in the London games. Finally at the Olympics, Harris competed on Aug. 2. He swam his heat and earned a personal best time of 26.88 seconds; it was a remarkable time considering not only his intermittent training, but Harris had been diagnosed two weeks earlier with a testicular torsion, or twisting of Small country, big competition The athletes of the Marshall Islands, from left, Timi Garstang competed in the men’s 100 meter, with a time of 12.81 seconds; Ann-Marie Hepler swam the women’s 50 freestyle in 28.06; Giordan Harris swam in the men’s 50 freestyle, with a time of 26.88; and Haley Nemra ran the women’s 800-meter race with a time of 2 minutes 14.90 seconds.the spermatic cord, that needed immediate surgery. After surgery, he was given the advice to not swim. “A few days before my race, I met with a doctor that used to be a competitive swimmer.” She sympathized with Harris’ desire to swim, and cleared him, although with abbreviated practices. “I just had to swim. I had worked so hard to get there. I didn’t want to let myself, or anyone else, down,” he said. Harris’ mom, Mary, was still on Kwajalein and received the phone call early in the morning. “I just couldn’t believe it, but I felt we were so blessed he was there and could get it taken care of so quickly,” she said. The next day, Hepler’s time to compete had arrived. “I walked out, and I saw all those people, and it usually gets to me, but this time, it was just nice. They were all clapping and waving and the music was playing. I checked the block to make sure it was set. I took off all my stuff and I focused on that wall on the other side of the pool. I swear, everything narrowed down; I couldn’t hear anything besides that “beep” (signaling to start the race). I was just so focused. I don’t even know how that happens.” She kept telling herself to keep going. Once she saw the 10 meter mark she knew she was almost there and told herself to push! “I kicked even harder and I was so happy when I saw my name,” Hepler recalled. Staying in the Olympic village provided for some amazing perks, including eating free at the village McDonald’s, and meeting other athletes from all around the globe. Hepler and Harris had their most exciting interaction with the U.S. men’s basketball team, where they got to shake hands and get pictures with the likes of Kevin Love, James Harden and Carmelo Anthony. Hepler even chatted with Kobe Bryant. “I wasn’t scared at all, I was just so happy.” She looked at him and said, “Good luck on all your games.” Bryant stopped and looked at Hepler and he said, “You Ann-Marie Hepler and Giordan Harris proudly represent the Republic of the Marshall Islands during the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony in London.Photos courtesy of the Hepler family


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 Top right: Ann-Marie Hepler trained in Liverpool before the games, but was able to train at the Olympic Aquatic Center during the games. Left: Closing ceremonies proved to be an exciting end of festivities for the athletes and representatives of the Marshall Islands. From left are Timi Garstang, Haley Nemra, Noko Kabua, Ann-Marie Hepler and Rais ‘Aho. Bottom right: Ann-Marie Hepler displays some mementos from the Olympics, including her ticket for the U.S. vs. Spain gold medal final for men’s basketball, goggles she wore in her heat, the shirt worn at Opening Ceremonies and other athletes’ country pins she collected by swapping for her Marshall Islands pins. She also got her Olympic tattoo, traditional for many Olympians. She got it in Orlando, Fla., since Great Britain imposes an age of 18, even for Olympians. She is proud of her Micronesia shirt as well, which she swapped with her competitor and friend from Palau.Photo by Catherine Laytonneed to follow your dreams.” He then asked her what sport she was in and she answered, “Swimming, but I love basketball.” Bryant then told her she could do anything she set her mind to. “I thought that was even better than a picture.” Hepler got a ticket to the gold medal match for men’s basketball, cheering on the U.S. team to a victory against Spain. Opening Ceremonies was an exciting time for the athletes as well. “They were amazing. [I got] to see everything.” She recalled seeing all the ags waving and the reworks going off. “[I was] looking around and seeing all these other countries and everyone was so friendly.” She was right there for the lighting of the torch and the of cial start of the games. “Everyone was cheering and everyone was trading country pins. It was so exciting. The audience was all waving and cheering at us, not just for the big countries. It felt good to wave and they waved back. That is the Olympic spirit; you cheer for everybody [and there is] great sportsmanship. That was nice,” said Hepler. The athletes grew somewhat accustomed to being recognized as Olympians in London, but Hepler was surprised that someone recognized her at Disney’s Epcot Center in Orlando, Fla. She was tapped on the shoulder and asked if she was a swimmer in the Olympics. The woman said her family watched the Opening Ceremonies and was interested about the Marshall Islands because they had no idea about the country. “I gave her a pin and I was happy because we want to get ourselves out there,” Hepler said. Harris couldn’t pick his best memory, but the Opening and Closing Ceremonies were a high point. One thing Harris was clear about, though, was a particular person at his side. “The thing that made everything better was that my mom got to be there every step of the way.”


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 The Baru class consists of children ages 18-36 months and is run by teachers Sueann Emmius, left, and Carmen Jeadrick, right. CDC Director Marla Bush-Williams, center, sits in during a song. Much more than a babysitting serviceCDC offers special programs, helps prep children for kindergarten Bako class Lead Teacher Karen Tyson helps Chloe Bowers write a thank you note Tuesday. Tyson puts an emphasis on Pre-K skills to ready the older children for kindergarten.Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorWhile most kids went back to school last week, some on island progress their intellectual growth year round. There is no summer break at the Child Development Center, and they do more than watch children ages 18 months to 5 years while their parents are at work. CDC Director Marla Bush-Williams and School Age Services Director and Training Specialist Susannah Prenoveau have worked hard to develop a pre-K program at the CDC that will expand the minds of the children and ready them for kindergarten. Part of what makes CDC such a great environment for island children is the staff, who all have long standing experience in childcare. Bush-Williams has worked in childcare for 30 years. Preneoveau has worked in the education eld for 15 years and speci cally at the preschool level for ve of those. The children at CDC are divided between two classrooms: Baru is ages 18-36 months and Bako is ages 3-5 years. Baru is run by Lead Instructor Carmen Jeadrik, who began working at CDC in 1996. She is accompanied by Sueann Emmius and Diana Seremai. Teacher Angie Sanborn works in the Bako classroom and has worked at CDC for 11 years; her youngest son went to pre-K there. Sophia Graham also teaches there and has worked at CDC for six years.Bako is run by Lead Instructor Karen Tyson. She worked at CDC from 2007-09 and just returned in January 2012. Tyson has a special role; she runs the “Strong Beginnings” program for children who will start kindergarten the following year. Every morning she takes them to a classroom at George Seitz Elementary School and works with them on letter, color and shape recognition. The program is designed to teach them kindergarten-level skills. The rst 16 kids to attend this program began kindergarten last week. Tyson also incorporates Start Smart into her curriculum. Start Smart is a program that teaches children the basic skills needed for various sports. Right now, basketball is being offered, so Tyson incorporates basketball skills into outdoor play time to keep consistent with the program.When you’re working with children, snacks are an important part of the day. That’s why the CDC has a snack nanny, Linda Jaime, who has worked there for 11 years. She prepares snacks and lunches for the children and even helps in the classrooms. Bush-Williams continues to strive for excellence at the CDC. She has several creative program ideas – some have already been implemented and some will be offered shortly. Programs already in place include Parent Advisory Council meetings, where parents can voice concerns and desires regarding their children’s caretaking. The next meeting is at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 12. The CDC also holds formal parent-teacher conferences in the spring and fall to discuss issues one-on-one. “CDC is family friendly,” Bush-Williams said. This means all types of families. She developed an adoption support group for families with adopted children. It is an opportunity for families to meet and discuss common themes, experiences or any questions they may have. For all families, she is putting together some parenting booklets with helpful information regarding behavior and milestones. A new program Bush-Williams hopes to offer soon is


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorThe number on the minds of Kwajalein golfers was not necessarily their score, but the amount of money they were going to donate to the Folds of Honor Foundation during the Patriot Golf Day Tournament held at Holmberg Fairways Monday. This is the third year the Kwajalein Golf Association has sponsored this tournament and this year was by far the most successful. In the end, $3,000 will be donated to support spouses and children of those killed or wounded in the line of duty.All sign-up fees were donated to the cause. Golfers were also given the opportunity to purchase mulligans (a second-chance hit) for $10 each; some even took advantage of purchasing 10 – the maximum amount.The winning team was Vernon Adcock, Pat Dowell, Flynn Gideon and Jeremy Gideon with a net 27 (9 under par). Three teams tied with a net 28. After a tie-break, second place was given to Brian Brady, John Brown, Andy Frase and Dave Morton. Third place was awarded to Ted Glynn, Freddie Grif n, Kenny Leines and Jeff Sudderth. All the winners donated their prize money to the foundation. The rst place team was also awarded paid KGA fees for the next year. Two decided to auction their certi cate off and $200 more was donated to the cause.Golfers donate prize money to noble causeBako Teacher Sophia Graham works on computer skills with Santiago Garcia, left, and Jon Dunham, right.“Late Night Date Night.” The CDC would remain open for childcare a few extra hours in the evening to allow parents an opportunity to spend some time together, knowing their children are being cared for by the same professionals who watch and teach them all day. One of the biggest changes that may take place in the future is infant care, which would enroll children ages six weeks to 18 months, and be held at the CDC building. It would offer structure and reliability, all recorded in a daily log for parents. As of right now, this is a hopeful future venture, but BushWilliams said it is in motion. Bush-Williams credits her success to support from Kwajalein Schools Superintendent Al Robinson, USAKA Education Services Specialist Ray Drefus and the “best staff on island.” She claims she has the best job on island because, “Where else can you work where you get a hug at the start and end of your day?” At the heart of the CDC is the Central Registration Of ce, which is manned by Tracy McConnell and Joyce Dashner. This is where you can enroll your child for CDC care, SAS, sports and open recreation events. Any paperwork or payments are made at this of ce. While there are limited slots in both the Baru and Bako classes, they are accepting enrollment for both. McConnell and Dashner can answer any of your general questions regarding CDC or SAS. The of ce is open 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on business days. From left, Larry Cavender, Brent Peterson and Jarrod English react as Preston Page, far right, just misses sinking a putt. TDY golfer Mary Anne Sutherland golfs for charity. Dave Morton, right, attempts to sink a putt during the Patriot Golf Day Tournament Monday while his teammates look on. Several TDY golfers participated in the tournament for charity.


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 DISPATCH FROM ROI Roi residents get creative From Wendy Peacock From Milton J. Kowalewski, Jr. From Wendy Peacock From Wendy Peacock


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10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 Caf Pacific Lunch DinnerSunday Beef Tips Burgundy Chef’s Choice Entree Noodles Thursday Cajun Chicken Chili Mac Rice Jambolaya Sept. 8 BBQ Pork Butt Pizza Roasted Potatoes Thursday Chicken-Fried Steak Parsley Potatoes Beans in Broth Wednesday Roast Top Sirloin Cornmeal Fried Fish Baked Potatoes Friday Salisbury Steak Herb Baked Cod AuGratin 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 Sunday Soyu Chicken Fried Rice Steamed Rice Monday Roast Pork Loin Gravy and Stuffing Steamed Rice Tuesday Spaghetti and Meatballs Eggplant Parmesan Peas and Carrots Tuesday Kwaj Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes Beef Broccoli Stir Fry Sept. 8 Braised Short Ribs Chef’s Choice Entree Mashed Potatoes Religious ServicesCatholic5:30 p.m., Saturday, Small Chapel 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial ChapelProtestant8 a.m., Sunday, Traditional Service 9:15 a.m., Sunday School for all ages10:45 a.m., Sunday, Contemporary ServiceAll services at Island Memorial Chapel Roi-Namur service at 7 p.m., FridayLatter-day Saints10 a.m., Sunday, CRC Room 3JewishSecond Friday of the month in the REB. Times will vary. Contact the chaplain’s of ce at 53505 for more information. HELP WANTEDKRS AND CMSI job listings for on-island positions will be available at the Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye Dock Security Check Point bulletin boards, the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce, the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board and at Human Resources in Building 700. Job listings for contract positions will be available at www. on the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce and on the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board. Full job descriptions and requirements for contract openings are located online at KRS EMPLOYMENT applications are continually accepted for casual positions in the community services departments, medical department and the HR temp pool. Some of the casual positions are recreation aid, medical of ce, substitute teacher and HR temp pool of ce support. Questions, call 54916. BERRY AVIATION is hiring an Aviation Safety/Administrative Assistant, grade level 8, on-island hire. Duties include: property/safety/accident inspections and investigations; weights and balances; support safety/orientation training; key and property custodian; assist HR manager; backup for payroll, travel and expense reports. 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 or call 54547 for additional information. FOR SALERIPSTICK CASTER BOARD, black and silver, like new, $50; knee and elbow pad set, like new, $8 and skateboard helmet, like new, $12. Call 51806. ALBERG SAILBOAT, 37 feet, refurbished in 2010, turnkey and ready to go, $35,000 and Jason sailboat, 35 feet, 1985, refurbished and ready to go into the water, $25,000. Contact Ron by e-mail at .DINGHY WITH TRAILER, 10.5 foot, berglassed in atable, $125; 30 HP Nissan engine, $75; 15 HP Johnson engine, $40; 9.8 HP Nissan long shaft engine, $50; Proline 23-foot powerboat, priced to sell, excellent condition, Suzuki 250 HP 4-stroke, low hours, 15 HP Mercury kicker, aluminum hardtop, aluminum trailer with new wheels, big shack, plenty of tools and maintenance materials, fast, sturdy boat in great shape for diving, shing, water sports or cruising, $37,500. Call Dick at home, 51684, or work, 52011. ROLLERBLADES, SIZE 11, $20; kids table and chairs, $20; Canon atbed USB scanner, $10; threeshelf bookcase, $10; ve-shelf bookcase, $15; new Tyr triathlon goggles with case, $10; bike helmet, $5; wood baby gate, $5; comic books and graphic novels. Call 58792 or 54165. 70-GALLON AQUARIUM and wooden stand with doors on front, uorescent hood lamp, $100. Call 52993. 72-GALLON OCEANIC bow front glass tank, stand, lights, and all supplies for live coral and sh, $1,800; 135-foot linear fence, $1,000; two decks, 12.6x12 feet and 12x8 feet, and 12-foot railing, $325; Orlon queen-size sleeper sofa with 7-inch mattress, $150; micro suede 10-foot couch with attached lounger, $200; two wood cabinets with glass front, three shelves, two drawers, $60 each or both $105; solid oak dining room table with four upholstered rolling chairs, $200; micro suede lounge chair, $150 and plants, see at 205-B on Lagoon. Call 52395. OLYMPUS TOUGH TG310 14MP camera, $150; Magellan handheld GPS with base map, $100; eight-place white dish set, $50; three-piece Pottery Barn teen silver desk and shelves, $150; 1,000 and 2,000 pound scuba lift bags, $200 and $300 or $400 for both; small, BQ-size fridge, $50; new 12-cup rice cooker, $40; gas BBQ grill, small, portable, $50; 10x10-foot pop-up cover/tent, like new, $75. Call 52885 after 5 p.m. or anytime on weekends. MITSUBISHI REAR PROJECTION TV, 55 inch, model #WS-5513, works well, high de nition ready, $100. Call 58792 or 54165 after 4:30 p.m. CHEOY LEE, in the water and ready to sail, 26 feet, 12HP inboard diesel, Lavac head, lots of sails, mooring, cradle and container at lot 40, $8,500. Call 54316.DVD HOLDER, $5; shower stand, $7; Wolfgang Puck dual convection oven with rotisserie and baking drawer, $150 and two six pack coolers, $5 each. Call Haley at 52222 or 52079.AIR CONDITIONER, window mount, 8,000 BTU, General Electric AEW08, new in box, $250. Call 51314.BEIGE RECLINER, $25; blue recliner, $30; couch, $100 and toddler trike, $15. Call 53936. COMMUNITY NOTICESCHRISTIAN WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP luncheon will be held at noon, Sunday, in the Religious Education Building. Ladies, come out for a time of fun, fellowship and food. You don’t have to bring anything, lunch will be provided. Hope to see you there. Any questions, contact Joyce at 51938.KWAJALEIN RUNNING CLUB will conduct the 33rd annual “Run-Walk/Swim-Float” Biathlon at 5 p.m., Monday. Show up by 4:45 p.m. at the Emon Beach Kayak Shack to sign in. Run 2.6 miles and swim 600 yards in the lagoon. For questions, call Bob at 51815.SMALL BOAT MARINA will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Questions, call 53643. WOODSHOP SAFETY ORIENTATION class is from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, at the Hobby Shop. The cost is $10 per person. Call 51700, or come by Hobby Shop to sign up. Closed-toe shoes required. For questions, call Andy at 53633 or 52878. IN SUPPORT OF THE FT-01 mission, beginning Wednesday, Caf Paci c will temporarily extend breakfast hours Tuesday through Saturday to 5-8 a.m. This applies to meal card holders and TDY personnel only. Normal holiday hours are not included in this change. If you have questions, contact Dave Nobis at 53425. THE KWAJALEIN AMATEUR RADIO Club monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Ham Shack, Building 557, just south of the Adult Pool. LOOKING TO MAKE a little extra money? Kwajalein Sports Association needs soccer of cials for the upcoming season. Anyone interested and all team RMI Department of Motor Vehicle licensing will process RMI driver’s license renewals and new issues from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 10, at the RMI Representative’s Of ce located at Building 901. If you would like to renew or get a new RMI driver’s license, bring a photo ID. Cost is $20 for both renewals and new issue. Questions, call the RMI Representative to USAKA’s of ce at 53620 or 53600. Republic of the Marshall Islands Driver’s License Renewal and New Issue


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 t Caf Roi FridayChicken Enchiladas Steak Fajitas Frijoles/ArrozWednesday Top Sirloin Chicken Cordon Blue Baked Potatoes SundayBBQ Chicken Stuffed Pork Loin Ham/Cheddar QuicheThursday Sloppy Joes Roasted Pork Mac and CheeseSept. 8 Beef Cabbage Rolls Turkey Wrap Rice PilafThursday Fried Chicken Southern Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes Friday Meat Calzone Fried Zucchini Sticks Cheesy Garlic Bread MondayGarlic Roast Beef Chicken with Bacon Egg SandwichesWednesday Teriyaki Chicken Roll-up Coca Cola Ham Steamed Yams Sunday Chicken Scampi Stracotto Beef Mashed Potatoes Monday Sweet/Spicy Pork Tempura Cod Chicken Fried Rice Tuesday Whole Roast Chicken Beef Bourgninone Egg Noodles Tuesday Fish Sandwiches Buffalo Chicken Wings Corn BreadSept. 8Chicken and MushroomsHerb Pork LoinCheesy Mashed PotatoesLunch Dinnerof cals should plan to attend the of cials clinic at 5 p.m., Thursday, on the soccer eld. For questions, call Kenny Leines at 52545. PARENT’S NIGHT at George Seitz Elementary School will be on Friday. Kindergarten and 1st grade are from 5:30-6 p.m.; 2nd and 3rd grade are from 6-6:30 p.m.; 4th and 5th grade are from 6:30-7 p.m.; and 6th grade is from 7-7:30 p.m. Parents should meet in their child’s classroom. For questions, contact the elementary of ce at 53601.FALL BOWLING LEAGUE WILL BE Sept. 14-Nov. 9 on Friday nights. Register your team at the Community Activities Of ce until Friday. Cost is $60 without shoe rental, $70 with shoe rental. For questions, call 53331.CYSS TEEN/SCHOOL AGE CLUB FAIR and 4-H Sign-up is from 4-6 p.m., Sept. 10, at the Namo Weto Youth Center. This will be an introduction and sign-up for new CYSS and 4-H Club teens and elementary students. All parents are invited. Contact Jared Barrick at the Youth Center, 53796, for more information.KWAJALEIN SCUBA CLUB’S “Splash For Trash” will be Sept. 10. Volunteer snorkelers, divers and land walkers are needed for an island-wide cleanup. Start at 8 a.m. at the Paci c Club for bags, gloves and safety brie ng. There will be a KSC-funded lunch cookout at 1 p.m. for all who helped. Contact KSC President John Pennington at or call 53290 to sign up your buddy team, department team or just ask to be included. Prizes will be awarded in several categories for fun but this effort is always great for our environment so come on out! Air tanks (non-Nitrox) will be carried by KSC by reservation if you RSVP them with John. KWAJALEIN SWIM TEAM has started practices on Mondays for the fall season at the Family Pool. Ages 13 and older meet from 8:15-9:30 a.m., ages 9-12 meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and ages 8 and under meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Registration for the season ends Sept. 10. Registration forms are available on the Post Of ce bulletin board and can be e-mailed to For questions, Call Bruce at 56338. Happy swimming! THE KWAJALEIN COMMUNITY BAND will begin rehearsals from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., Sept. 11, in the high school music room. Rehearsals will be weekly on Tuesdays, September through May. Adults with previous band experience are encouraged to join. For more information, contact the director, Dick Shields, at home, 51684, at the high school, 52011, or by e-mail at ALL FAMILIES INTERESTED in Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts should attend the planning meeting for this year. Registration will take place at this meeting if all committee positions are lled. See you at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 13, at the Scout Hut at the CAC. THE WILEY FAMILY PCS party will be from 6-9 p.m., Sept. 16, at Emon Beach Pavilion 1. Come say farewell to the Wiley family: Corey, Dayna, Dawson and Ella. Bring a dish to share. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND Fall Mid-Session registrations are now open until Sept. 17. Session dates are Sept. 17 to Nov. 18. You can view the overseas online fall session interactive schedules by visiting the website: Textbooks can be ordered online via UMUC Asia’s webText ordering system: Need more help? E-mail the Asia OL of ce at: de-asia@ or call the local Kwajalein of ce at 52800. SURFSIDE BEAUTY SALON HAS new hours starting Tuesday: closed on Sunday and Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; and 1-5 p.m. on Saturday. The salon will be closed Sept. 14-15 and Sept. 2728, while the stylist is on Roi-Namur. 2012 IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of Girl Scouting. Adult volunteers for the positions of troop leaders and council members are desperately needed for the program to continue on Kwajalein. If you are willing to assist, call Kim at 53680 after 4:30 p.m. COME BY THE Central Registration Of ce and pick up a registration renewal packet. All children who participate in CYSS activities are required to renew their memberships every year. All renewals are due by Sept. 30 and will be active for one year. Stop by the of ce Tuesday through Saturday, 7 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Questions, contact Tracy or Joyce at 52158 or 50730.REMINDER: There are height restrictions for climbing. Before climbing above 6 feet in height, ensure you have a fall protection plan and a climbing clearance. You must obtain a climbing clearance by calling the Fire Department on Roi at 56334 or KMCC on Kwaj at 55300. Questions, call RF Safety at 50721 or KRS Safety at 51134. SAFELY SPEAKING: Workplace distractions and interruptions are common. Speak up about repeated and/or unsafe distractions and think and take responsibility for not interrupting or distracting others. E-TALK: The Environmental Management System raises awareness about the impacts of KRS activities to the environment. EMS makes environmental responsibility a part of everyone’s job.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherSunday: Mostly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: E-ESE at 6 – 11 knots Monday: Mostly cloudy, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 7 – 12 knots Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 8 – 14 knots Wednesday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 10 – 15 knots. Thursday: Mostly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE-ESE at 10 – 15 knots Friday: Partly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds ENE-ESE at 10 – 15 knots Yearly total: 51.37 inches Yearly deviation: +0.24 inchesCall 54700 for updates forecasts or visit Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High Tide Low Tide Sunday 6:41 a.m./6:57 p.m. 7:57 p.m./7:38 a.m. 4:57 a.m. 4.6’ 11:08 a.m. -0.8’ 5:14 p.m. 4.4’ 11:18 p.m. -0.6’ Monday 6:40 a.m./6:56 p.m. 8:39 p.m./8:26 a.m. 5:25 a.m. 4.4’ 11:33 a.m. -0.7’ 5:41 p.m. 4.3’ 11:48 p.m. -0.5’ Tuesday 6:40 a.m./6:56 p.m. 9:21 p.m./9:13 a.m. 5:51 a.m. 4.1’ 11:57 a.m. -0.5’ 6:08 p.m. 4.2’ Wednesday 6:40 a.m./6:55 p.m. 10:05 p.m./10:01 a.m. 6:17 a.m. 3.8’ 12:21 p.m. -0.2’ 6:35 p.m. 3.9’ 12:16 a.m. -0.2’ Thursday 6:40 a.m./6:55 p.m. 10:49 p.m./10:49 a.m. 6:42 a.m. 3.3’ 12:44 p.m. 0.1’ 7:03 p.m. 3.6’ 12:46 a.m. 0.1’ Friday 6:40 a.m./6:54 p.m. 11:35 p.m./11:37 a.m. 7:09 a.m. 2.9’ 1:09 p.m. 0.5’ 7:35 p.m. 3.2’ 1:17 a.m. 0.5’ Sept. 8 6:40 a.m./6:53 p.m. /12:26 p.m. 7:40 a.m. 2.4’ 1:38 p.m. 0.9’ 8:22 p.m. 2.8’ 1:57 a.m. 0.9’ M i l i t a r y C a s u a l t i e s Military CasualtiesStaff Sgt. Jessica M. Wing, 42, of Alexandria, Va., died Aug. 27 in Kuwait City, Kuwait, in a non-combat related incident. She was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, Bangor, Maine. Sgt. Christopher J. Birdwell, 25, of Windsor, Colo., and Spc. Mabry J. Anders, 21, of Baker City, Ore., died Aug. 27 in Kalagush, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from enemy small arms re. They were assigned to the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. Pfc. Patricia L. Horne, 20, of Greenwood, Miss., died Aug. 24 in Bagram, Afghanistan. She was assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.Sgt. Louis R. Torres, 23, of Oberlin, Ohio, died Aug. 22 in San Antonio, of wounds suffered when he encountered an enemy improvised explosive device, Aug. 6, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Torres was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Thank You American Legion Post #44 would like to thank the very generous people who helped us raise almost $7,500 at the dinner in memory of Jim Schilling. All proceeds will be donated to HelpHOPE-Live Liver Transplant Fund in the name of his daughter Kim for transplant-related expenses. Labor Day – Hours of Operation Monday, Sept. 3Tuesday, Sept. 4 Emon Beach 11 a.m.-6 p.m.11 a.m.-6 p.m. All other beaches Buddy systemBuddy system CRC 8 a.m.-4 p.m.Closed ARC 9 a.m.-midnight9 a.m.-midnight Bowling Center ClosedClosed Golf Course Sunrise to sunsetSunrise to sunset Comm. Act. O ce ClosedClosed Country Club Closed9 a.m.-2 p.m. Hobby Shop Noon to 5:30 p.m.Closed Library ClosedClosed Adult pool Buddy systemBuddy system Family pool Noon-6 p.m.11 a.m.-6 p.m. Small Boat Marina 8 a.m.-6 p.m.8 a.m.-6 p.m. Roi Marina Regular hoursRegular hours Surfway 1-5 p.m.11 a.m.-5 p.m. Laundry ClosedClosed Surfside Salon Closed9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunrise Bakery ClosedClosed Ocean View Club 4:30 p.m.-2 a.m.4:30-11 p.m. Post O ce Kwaj ClosedRegular hours Post O ce Roi ClosedClosed Shoppette 7 a.m.-4 p.m.7 a.m.-4 p.m. Pxtra ClosedClosed Roi Exchange Regular hoursClosed Burger King 10 a.m.-4 p.m.10 a.m.-4 p.m. Subway 10 a.m.-4 p.m.10 a.m.-4 p.m. Anthonys Pizza 10 a.m.-4 p.m.10 a.m.-4 p.m. Baskin Robbins 10 a.m.-4 p.m.10 a.m.-4 p.m. American Eatery 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Closed Community Bank ClosedClosed Outrigger Snack Bar11 a.m.-2 p.m./5:30-9:30 p.m.11 a.m.-2 p.m./5:30-9:30 p.m.Outrigger Bar 5:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.5:30-11:30 p.m.