The Kwajalein hourglass

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T h e c o m m u n i t y a t t e n d s The community attends t h e f i r s t t o w n h a l l s w i t h the first town halls with U S A K A C o m m a n d e r USAKA Commander C o l S h a n n o n B o e h m Col. Shannon Boehm. F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 3 For more, see page 3. P h o t o b y C h r i s D e l i s i o Photo by Chris Delisio


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 29, 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 PrioleauPublic Affairs Of cer .................William WhiteManaging Editor ......................Sheila Gideon Associate Editor .................Catherine Layton Media Specialist............................Eva Seelye Media Specialist.........................Chris Delisio Thumbs Up! all the library volunteers for working so hard to keep the library open! ... to the school kids handing out pink lemonade on Sept. 23. Seeing them outside doing an activity made my workday a bit brighter!Thumbs Down! people hanging out in front of the bowling center during the week that discard their cigarette butts on the ground. I bowl every week, and do not like seeing the litter or having to pick it up. Use the receptacles! Marshall Islands History In 1983, the Marshall Islands signed a Compact of Free Association with the United States, which entered into force in 1986. Under the Compact, the country is fully sovereign in domestic and foreign affairs, but gives responsibility for defense to the United States. The “first” Compact of Free Association with the United States expired in 2000, after which a new agreement was negotiated and signed on May 1, 2004, coincidentally, the day the people of the Marshall Islands were celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. … Information taken from the website for the o ce of the President of the Marshall Islands


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012USAKA commander outlines priorities, philosophies, goals at first town hallsBy Catherine Layton Associate editorCol. Shannon Boehm, United States Army Kwajalein Atoll Commander, held the rst community town halls on Sept. 20 and 21 since assuming command in June. The town halls provided the opportunity for Boehm to introduce himself to the workforce and to spell out his priorities during his tenure at Kwajalein. The rst of three forums was held at the chapel on Kwajalein for the Republic of the Marshall Islands’ workforce. After thanking the workforce for the work they do, Boehm told the audience, “I am here to serve the community and everybody that works here; to do my best for you.” He reiterated his stance by letting everyone know he has told his staff, “We need to make sure that each and every person here needs to understand how valuable they are. That they are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.” The Kwajalein evening town hall for residents brought a standing room only attendance at the Corlett Activity Center. Boehm began by telling residents about his focus, discussing how we all want to make life as good as we can in a remote location where we all depend on one another. Boehm stated, “We’re a small town with strategic importance.” Boehm outlined his priorities, beginning with the upcoming mission and how complex and important it is. The second of his priorities is the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certi cation and Accreditation Process, the standard process under which all DoD information systems will achieve and maintain their authority to operate. Kwajalein is currently in the middle of the process. Boehm stated, “It is a huge and signi cant undertaking to improve our network posture so we can achieve accreditation.” The last priority he discussed was the Installation Management Command transition which will begin Oct. 1. Boehm told the crowd the transition is going to be an evolution. He spoke of SMDC senior mission commander Lt. Gen. Formica’s commitment to this transition. Questions were diverse in each of the forums, and Col. Boehm wanted to assure the different audiences he would provide answers to each of their questions; though they may have to come at a later time. “Perhaps some of the issues you raise we will not be able to solve today, but that is okay. Trust me; my promise to you is if you raise an issue, and we do not answer you today, we’ll get you an answer back in very short order.” At the RMI forum on Kwajalein the rst questions were about the ferry service on the new boats to Ebeye. Questions arose about the ferry service to and from Ebeye, including requests for more time to get cleaned up before having to report to the dock security checkpoint, getting a restroom installed on board, steep ramps to board the boats, less waiting time at the DSC prior to boarding the vessels and air conditioning on the ferries. Boehm acknowledged how warm it was to ride inside the vessels and discussed looking into ferry issues and trying to improve the overall comfort of the ride. He also talked about how a bathroom cannot be installed due to the classi cation of the vessels, but he said a bathroom is available before you get on the ferry. He told the workforce he was going to get with the Marine Department about all of the issues, and promised those issues would be addressed quickly.See TOWN HALL, page 4 discussi ng how we a ll wan t to ma ke l i f e as g oo d as w e c an i n a r e m ote loc a t i o n w he r e w e a ll d epe n d on one an othe r. B oeh m st a te d “ We ’ re a sma ll sue, and we do not answer yo u to d a y, we ’ll g et y ou an answer b ac k i n ver y s h ort or d er. ” At t h e RMI f orum on Kwa j a l ein th e rst questions were a b out t h e f err y service on t h e new b oats to Eb ey e. Questions arose a b out t h e f err y service to an d f rom E b e y e, i nc l u d in g re qu ests f or more time t o g et c l eane d up b e f ore h avin g to report to t h e d oc k securit y c h ec kpoint, g ettin g a restroom insta ll e d o n b oar d steep ramps to b oar d Steve Simpson, site manager for Berry Aviation, asked about the Army post of ce opening for use by non-U.S. citizens. Berry currently has pilots that are contract employees, and the Federal Aviation Administration requires pilots must have a U.S. address, or be able to provide a friend’s address to correspond with the FAA about rules and regulation changes. Col. Boehm let Simpson know the issue was a speci c one of which he was not aware, but he would discuss the issue with the USAKA attorney to gather more information. Another participant inquired about the status of high-speed internet. Boehm remarked that though it is something that is very desirable, other priorities just take precedence, for instance, the DIACAP accreditation, and internet in the school system. Because the issue of network accreditation is in part tied to problems coming from military computers installed in residences, providing an alternative for residents to have high-speed, commercial internet in their homes is high on his priority list. He intends on gaining a solution as quickly as possible.“We’re a small town with strategic importance.” -Col. Shannon Boehm Col. Shannon Boehm, USAKA commander, and Jackeo Relang, RMI representative to USAKA, field questions from the RMI workforce at the town hall Sept. 20.


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012The commander spoke about the information technology department working to get all the systems into compliant mode, and that USAKA has to gure out how to stretch an already overworked team to come up with a solution for the schools, for the community, and where we need to get the funding for this. The most frequent question asked at the RMI town hall on Kwajalein was about shopping privileges for the Marshallese workers. Workers currently can shop at the AAFES shoppette and the food court. During work hours, workers can purchase up to $20 in consumables per day at the shoppette. Boehm talked about RMI citizens shopping at AAFES stores and how the shop owners on Ebeye made a speci c written request to the chamber of commerce to the previous USAKA commander, Col. Gaines, to stop selling AAFES goods to Marshallese citizens, because they couldn’t compete with us over on Ebeye. Col. Boehm pointed out there are independent vendors at the vendor mall, located in the former ‘Macy’s’ building, which anyone can shop at; there is no need of any badge. He talked about making requests from the vendors for getting the things that you want or need. AAFES was a topic of conversation at the Kwaj residents’ town hall as well. One resident inquired why AAFES requires social security numbers when renting movies or returning items, while another asked about changes coming to AAFES, which was mentioned in the most recent island orientation session. Col. Boehm informed the audience that the regional manager for AAFES had just departed from a site visit, and many issues were discussed. There will be changes at AAFES, including hiring a warehouse manager to keep better organization and track of stock. Most changes will be at the food court, with Baskin-Robbins pulling out. The sales are sluggish compared to the other food outlets, but don’t expect another large food chain to come in to that spot. One option being considered is an independent vendor to occupy the space. The Caf Paci c renovation opened a new topic of discussion, when a resident asked about the status. Col Boehm discussed the poor condition of the Caf Paci c and that it is not economically viable to x. He is looking for an alternative and so the director of the engineering shop is looking into other options which are more economically viable as an alternative for a dining option. The old Yokwe Yuk club may be an option. The club, with a complete gutting, would come in at a lower cost to complete. The issue is under review. Another discussion for the RMI workers on Kwajalein was about the work bus being brought back, primarily for workers at the west end of the island to get something to eat during lunch hours. Boehm offered a solution that many seemed unaware of, stating, “The vendors in the food court, if you give them some noti cation, will deliver. The pizza place and Subway will deliver food to the work site. We also have vending machines, and if the machines aren’t stocked with things you want for lunch, than we need to know what you want to see in those vending machines.” Since the reduction in force occurred in 2011, many RMI workers had their hours cut from 80 to a 64-hour week. One RMI attend-TOWN HALL, from page 3 “I am here to serve the community and everybody that works here; to do my best for you.” -Col. Shannon Boehm USAKA Commander Col. Shannon Boehm speaks to community members at the first community town hall since assuming command in June. A RMI employee takes an opportunity at the town hall to voice his concerns.


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 Sgt. Jason M. Swindle, 24, of Cabot, Ark., died Sept. 22 in Panjwa’l, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when he was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade while on mounted patrol. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.Pfc. Jon R. Townsend, 19, Claremore, Okla., died Sept. 16 in Zabul province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered when their position was attacked with small arms re. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Pfc. Genaro Bedoy, 20, of Amarillo, Texas, died Sept. 16 in Zabul province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered when their position was attacked with small arms re. He was assigned to 52nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base LewisMcChord, Wash. Spc. Joshua N. Nelson, 22, Greenville, N.C., died Sept. 16 in Zabul province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered when their position was attacked with small arms re. He was assigned to 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga. Sgt. Sapuro B. Nena, 25, of Honolulu, died Sept. 16 in Zabul province, Afghanistan of injuries suffered when their position was attacked with small arms re. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. M i l i t a r y C a s u a l t i e s Military Casualtiesee inquired if hours were going to be increased soon. Boehm gave the oor to Cynthia Rivera, KRS president, for a response. Rivera told the workforce some good news in the form of some additional work hours in some very speci c areas, particularly facilities maintenance and repair. “We are going to get some new work, we’re going to get some things xed, and it’s going to be a good year,” she said. “Along those same lines, we had to hold our line on our services, particularly in our community services area,” she said. This includes base dining, medical and community activities. “We will not be making any layoffs this year,” she said. One of the nal concerns brought to the colonel’s attention by the RMI workforce on Kwjalein was the amount of items purchased by Marshallese that is sitting at the Excess Property Processing Facility, with no way to get the items over to Ebeye. Lt. Col. Cornett was well-versed with this issue, and addressed the concern, saying, “I understand the issue, and it is one we are looking into right now. A couple of options are being researched now.” Boehm promised that he and his staff will work on a solution, along with RMI representatives. Boehm ended the Kwajalein RMI town hall, saying, “You are all doing tremendous work here, and I thank you for the work you do each and every day. We could not get anything done if it was not for people sitting and standing in this hall.” Scott and Gia Wright have come to Kwajalein from Huntsville, Ala., along with their children Kemper Riley, 6, and Chloe Rose, 2. Scott is the new safety of cer for USAKA/RTS. He had worked at Johnston Island in the ‘90s and heard about jobs on Kwajalein. Gia is a registered nurse, but is currently staying at home. The Wrights are looking forward to snorkeling, lying in the hammock, shing and they are excited about spending Christmas on a tropical island. Gia’s grandfather was a sailor aboard the USS St. Louis, and he mentioned the Marshall Islands in letters written back home. For their big move to Kwaj, the Wrights had T-shirts made that say, “Kwajalein or Bust” with a photo of the island on back.Photo by Catherine LaytonRepublic of the Marshall Islands’ Department of Motor Vehicle licensing will process RMI driver’s license renewals and new issues at the Roi-Namur Library from 9 a.m. 4 p.m., Monday. If you would like to renew or get a new RMI driver’s license, bring a picture-identi cation. Cost of both renewals and new issue is $20. Questions, call the RMI representative to USAKA of ce at 53620 or 53600.


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 DISPATCH FROM ROI Boehm addresses Roi concerns, questionsBy Catherine Layton Associate editorCol. Shannon Boehm, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Commander, traveled to Roi-Namur for the rst town hall since he took command in June. Boehm expressed his appreciation to those in attendance, noting their feedback is vital in furthering understanding of the unique issues presented at Roi-Namur. Boehm opened by passing on condolences to the small community for the loss of Oki Bennett, who served as AAFES manager and passed away earlier this month. “I think Oki was a valuable member of the team here on Roi,” said Boehm. He recounted how hard Bennett worked for the community, and he continued, “I am sorry for your loss.” Col. Boehm then outlined what his priorities are for the near future, beginning with the upcoming mission, then the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certi cation and Accreditation Process, and nally rounding out with the imminent Installation Management Command transition, beginning Oct. 1. He then opened the oor for questions and comments. The initial questions were about the AAFES laundry facility maintenance issues, and Monica Villella, AAFES spokesperson, explained that new machines are on order, along with parts that will x the current machines. Other questions came up about pricing at AAFES and the KRS-run Third Island Store, which assists the residents of Ennubirr. Boehm deferred to Ben Souther, KRS deputy program manager, who explained that the products sold at the store were subsidized through the U.S. government by way of the transportation costs, making the products less expensive. These items can only be sold to activeduty military, DoD civilians and resident contractors. This sale of the subsidized goods inhibits businesses opening on other islands, because they can’t offset the cost of transportation and compete with the prices. In order to keep the Third Island Store open, prices for transportation had to be included. “There is not a plan to increase the costs anymore,” explained Souther. A question regarding the decision to stop selling produce and meats was also on the minds of the Roi community. Col. Boehm informed the audience that AAFES was losing thousands of dollars every month due to waste. “At the same time, we’re working with KRS to provide an ordering system for residents of Roi; so if you want a speci c set of items, you place an order and get that in,” he said. The system would cut down on the issue of waste and loss of revenue from AAFES or KRS. Beldon Kealoha, newlyarrived Roi AAFES manager, then introduced himself to the audience, and requested the community bring him their suggestions on what they would like in the store. “I’d really like to help, so if you guys have any needs, please let me know,” he said. Always a hot topic, residential high-speed internet came to the forefront of the forum, with multiple comments and questions about the much desired service. Boehm reiterated his priority of getting the network accredited, and stressed his desire to accomplish the goal of commercial high-speed internet access, saying, “Pending funding availability, I can make that happen sooner or later. It’s a higher priority for me, so we’re going to work with KRS and see what we can do earlier.” Boehm also made clear that no one living on Kwajalein or Roi-Namur has non-military internet capability in their homes. There are military computers tied to the military network in the homes of those in leadership positions, but there is no high-speed, commercial internet access in any of the homes. With the IMCOM transition only days away, some residents questioned how things would USAKA Commander Col. Shannon Boehm held a town hall at Roi-Namur Sept. 21, his first since assuming command in June.Photo by Chris Delisio


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 Women’s/Co-Ed League Spartans I: 3-0-1 Go Green: 2-1-1 K.A.T.: 2-2 Spartans II: 2-2 Spartans Co-Ed: 0-4 Men’s League Crush: 3-1 Spartans: 2-1-1 FC Swollen: 1-2-1 Locals: 1-3As of Sept. 25 Wednesday, Sept. 19 FC Swollen vs. Locals 4 1 FC Swollen: Jeremy Owens 1, Chad McGlinn 3 (Hat Trick) Locals: Ted Glynn 1 Crush vs. Spartans 4 1 Crush: Dwayne Foster 2, Adam Ropella 2 Spartans: Dave Bonham 1 Friday, Sept. 21 Crush vs. Locals 3 0 Crush: Dwayne Foster 2, Adam Ropella 1 Locals: No goals Spartans vs. FC Swollen 2 1 Spartans: Scott Swanby 1, Keith Brady 1 FC Swollen: Linber Anej 1 MEN’S LEAGUE Thursday, Sept. 20 Spartans I vs. Spartans Co-Ed 4 3Spartans I: Colleen Furgeson 1, Hannah DeLange 1, Annie Hepler 2 Spartans Co-Ed: DeVante Floor 1, Manini Kabua 2 KAT vs. Spartans II 1 0 KAT: Laura Callaway 1 Spartans II: No goals Tuesday, Sept. 25 Spartans I vs. Spartans II 4 0 Spartans I: Annie Hepler 1, Mary Doerries 1, Mary McPhatter 2 Spartans II: No goals Go Green vs. KAT 4 0KAT: Alex McGlinn 1, Pam Melinauskas 2, Christina Sylvester 1Spartans Co-Ed: No goals WOMEN’S/CO-ED LEAGUE Soccer Results TEAM STANDINGS improve, primarily the vehicles, or if some of their customized hangouts, such as the Gabby Shack, would be lost. “As we move into IMCOMmanaged processes, that should circulate quickly and be more transparent to the users,” Boehm explained. Boehm addressed the community facilities as well, saying that SMDC General Formica is committed to “…maintain status quo on how we’re operating.” Col Boehm stated that we need to gure out what MWR system on the Army side provides us with control processes and mechanisms to take over those facilities in a sense so that they’re considered MWR, but do it in a way that doesn’t upset how we end up having to conduct business out here on Kwajalein. The nal topic of the forum revolved around the lean years experienced over the last three years. KRS President Cynthia Rivera addressed the audience, and assured the coming year will bring no layoffs and additional work, primarily in facility maintenance. “We can’t x all the issues on salaries in one year, so it will take progressive improvements over time; that’s something that we’re dedicated to looking towards.” Rivera continued, “It’s taken all us working hard to get through this year. This is the lowest year that we’ve had with this contract in all the years prior in terms of budget, in terms of people, the number of employees and in terms of the volume of work increasing at the same time. So we really appreciate the work you do.”Col. Boehm took time before closing the forum and introduced Sgt. Maj. Roderick Prioleau. “He carries my intent when he comes up to visit. He is a sounding board for the community. I would say he’s a bit gregarious and interactive. He loves to help people and understand what you have going on. Please, when you see Sgt. Maj. Prioleau up here, engage him, let him know what you’re doing, what problems or questions you have, because he sees it as part of his mission for USAKA to provide me input much like we’re getting input in this session today.” Boehm reiterated the importance of communicating issues to the right people. “Really, you just have ask the right question, talk to the right folks. I’m a problem solver. That’s my philosophy folks. If I can help you solve problems, make your life better, and it’s within the bounds of the legal, ethical and moral, I’ll try to make it happen for you. That’s my service back to you. All I require from you is better understanding of where those problem areas are.”


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012have a problem.” Additionally, Berry believes in “ rst tooth, rst visit” meaning when a baby gets their rst tooth, it’s the perfect time to bring them in for a visit. She refers to the appointment as a happy visit, and it’s a good time for parents to ask questions and get pointers on how to take care of their teeth early on. “Nothing is worse than having the rst visit for a child being something negative and scary. We have a lot of fun, but we take our role in oral health seriously,” said Berry. The dental clinic is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They always try to accommodate for emergencies same day. Call 5-2165 and schedule your appointment today. Story and photos by Catherine Layton Associate editorA huge percentage of people have a fear of going to the dentist, and Hillary Berry, Kwajalein’s doctor of dental medicine, is aware of that fear. She says, “I know people don’t like to come to the dentist, and my focus is to make it a pleasant experience. It really is possible!” Berry has a staff of four very capable women, including Judy Shimamoto, registered dental hygienist; Linda Amador, dental of ce lead; Daleiana Chong-Gum, dental assistant and Susan DeSoto, certi ed dental assistant. The of ce is full service, offering all types of dentistry from diagnostics and hygiene services, to restorative procedures like llings, crowns, dentures as well as extractions. “There is not a whole lot of dentistry that we cannot do here,” said Dr. Berry. “This is a wellequipped clinic.” Though a general practitioner, Dr. Berry has extensive experience in oral surgery procedures. She has extracted more than 1,700 teeth in the last year. “I don’t pull teeth, I convince them to come out.” Additionally, the of ce restores implants that have been placed by an oral surgeon and they also provide aesthetic services like custom bleaching trays and bleach for those who want whiter teeth. Now, how often should people go to the dentist? “The average folks should come in every six months for a cleaning, unless they have periodontal disease. Then it will be more often.” Berry makes the point that people often separate their mouths from the rest of their bodies as not being a priority. “People get a cold, they go to the doctor. We shouldn’t think about defensive dentistry, we want to think offensively, or proactively. Don’t only come to the dentist when you Registered dental hygienist Judy Shimamoto educates patients on the importance of gum health. Certified dental assistant Susan DeSoto puts the finishing touches on a retainer at the dental clinic. Certified dental assistant Susan DeSoto, dental office lead Linda Amador, registered dental hygienist Judy Shimamoto, dental assistant Daleiana Chong-Gum and doctor of dental medicine Hillary Berry make up the staff at Kwajalein’s dental office.


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012From Clara Winkler From Eva Seelye We need your submissions! E-mail your photos to Catherine Layton From Louis Jeszik From Eva Seelye From Eva Seelye


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 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 chaplainÂ’s of ce at 53505 for more information. HELP WANTED KRS AND CMSI job listings for on-island positions will be available at the Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye Dock Security Check Point bulletin boards, the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce, the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board and at Human Resources in Building 700. Job listings for contract positions will be available at, on the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce and on the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board. Full job descriptions and requirements for contract openings are located online at www. 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. GEORGE SEITZ ELEMENTARY School is looking for a Life Guard to assist with morning elementary swim classes throughout the school year. This would be a paid position for approximately four hours a week. If you are interested, contact the elementary of ce at 53601. LOST MIZUNO GOLF UMBRELLA, new, blue and white. Taken off a blue Sun Mountain push golf cart in the locker room at the golf course. Return it where you took it from, or call 51596. WANTED 26 INCH SINGLE SPEED rear bicycle wheel. Call 52244. FABRIC UPHOLSTERED LOVESEAT in good condition, no stains, and small end table. Call Rose at 53731. FOR SALE RIPSTIK caster board, new, still in box, $60; boyÂ’s size 6 roller blades, $10. Call 50165. OUTDOOR PLANTS, $5 each; plastic patio table with ve chairs, $20; large Rubbermaid outdoor storage chest, $25. Call Kim at 51654. BIKE TRAILERS for sale. Burley kids transport trailer with cover, rebuilt axle/wheels and hitch included, $200. Fishing/scuba all aluminum trailer with brand new SUN front wheels and hitch included, $175. Call 52642. BOAT AND BOAT HOUSE: Handliner 22-foot Bayliner trophy with new berglass transom, new engine extension bracket, new twin 90HP Evinrude Etec 160 hours, new steering/electrical, materials at air conditioned boat lot 12, including all shing, diving/snorkel gear, camping gear, chest freezer, small refrigerator, two Sun bicycles and spare parts, tools, berglass materials, $35,000. Call Gary or Cheryle at home, 51314, or work, 56556, for an appointment. BROWN CARPET, 14 feet long, 16 feet wide, with a couple of stains on it, there when I got it and I never tried to clean it, $60; ladies size 2X, 18 to 20 clothes, $2-$20 each; plants, $5 $20 each. Call 53342 before 6 p.m. or 51043 and leave message. TWO WINDOW PANELS, crinkled fabric, grommets, beige color, 54 inches wide, 84 inches long, $18 for both. Two sheer voile window panels, chocolate color, brand new, 59 inches wide, 63 inches long, $7 for both. Call 53731. SOCCER CLEATS, womenÂ’s size 6.5, Diadora, worn one season, $25. Call 51662 and leave a message. BLUE SKY JUMPEROO, by Fisher-Price. Precious Planet, like new, paid $90 new, will sell for $45 or best offer. Call 55334. TRIMFOOT, black leather split-sole jazz and tap shoe, size 6, $50; Bloch, black jazz and tap dance sneakers, size 3.5, $50; Bloch, black leather split sole jazz and tap shoe, size 3.5, $50. Call 51127 day or 54761 evening. LAST CHANCE! Fence $70 per 8 linear foot section, minimum 4 sections, or 8 foot sections at $80 each, compare at $167. Various patio storage and tarp, $10 to $50. Pea gravel and decorative granite rock, free, you haul. Plants for sale, 205B on Lagoon. Call 52395. . COMMUNITY NOTICES STATE VOTER REGISTRATION deadlines are approaching. 48 states have deadlines of Oct. 6. Register now to vote in the November 2012 election at For assistance or a write in ballot, contact the voting assistance of cer Maj. Alonzo Garcia 55325 or Maj. Luke Koerschner 54417. CRAFTS AND GAMES NIGHT open recreation event will be 5:45-7:45 p.m., tonight, at the SAS classroom. Call June Walker at 52158 or e-mail for information. OCEAN VIEW CLUB BIRTHDAY BASH will be at 8 p.m., tonight. Must be 21 years old. Complimentary drinks and cake for registered September birthdays. Contact Barbara Hutchins at 58228 or Ted Glynn at 53338. WOOD SHOP SAFETY ORIENTATION, 6 p.m., Tuesday at the Hobby Shop. Closed toed shoes are required. Fee is $10. For registration and questions, contact the Hobby Shop at 51700 or Andy Carden at 52878 or 53623. BOY SCOUTS are ramping up! Interested boys, 11-17 years old should come to the Boy Scout meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at the Scout Hut in the CAC. Camping on outer islands and other fun activities are planned. Be part of the fun. Call Glen McClellan at 54641 for more information. KWAJALEIN RUNNING CLUBÂ’S 35th annual Columbus Day Runabout is 6 a.m., Oct. 9. Registration forms with course maps are available at the mini-mall bulletin board, or at quarters 473-A on Palm Rd. Pre-registration by Oct. 6 is required. Call Bob and Jane at 51815, or stop by quarters 473-A with questions. JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH BAND CONCERT: 7 p.m., Oct. 11, in the Davye Davis multi-purpose room on the high school campus, featuring concert band, junior band and stage band. CYSS COOKING NIGHT, October open recreation event. 5:45 7:45 p.m., Oct. 13 at the CDC kitchen. Cajun shrimp and rice are to be prepared. Free to all CYSS registered Kindergarten through 6 graders. Registration dates are Oct. 2 13. Contact June at 52158 for more information. CYSS START SMART GOLF LEAGUE, registration dates are now through Oct. 27. Season runs from Nov. 7 through Dec. 12. Cost is $20 per individual. Registration is open to all CYSS registered youth ages 4-7 years. For questions, contact Coach Katie at 53796. CYSS YOUTH GOLF LEAGUE, registration Caf Pacific Lunch DinnerSunday Maple Glazed Ham Chicken Chop Suey Scalloped Potatoes Thursday Greek Lemon Rice Soup Cajun Chicken Breast Chili Mac Oct. 5 Barbecue Pulled Pork Italian Pizza Salad Bar Thursday Chicken Fried Steak Parsley Potatoes Beans in Broth Wednesday Roasted Top Sirloin Cornmeal Fried Catfish Baked Potato Friday Salisbury Steak Herb Baked Cod Au Gratin Potatoes Friday Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice Tofu Vegetable Stir Fry Monday Chicken Cordon Bleu Deli Sandwich Bar White Rice WednesdayGrilled Cheese SandwichBarbecue Spare Ribs Steamed Potatoes Sunday Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese Steamed Rice Monday Roasted Pork Loin Steamed Rice Vegetarian Saute Tuesday Spaghetti and Meatballs Garlic Bread Steamed Rice Tuesday Beef Broccoli Stirfry Kwaj Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes Oct. 5 Braised Short Ribs Mashed Potatoes Steamed Rice


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012dates are now through Oct. 27. Season runs from Nov. 8 through Dec. 13. Cost is $40 per individual. Registration is open to all CYSS registered youth ages 8 through grade 6. For questions, contact Coach Katie at 53796. CYSS YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE, registration dates are now through Oct. 27. Season runs from Nov. 7 through Dec. 14. Cost is $25 per individual. Registration is open to all CYSS registered youth Kindergarten through grade 6. For questions contact Coach Katie at 53796. THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND College announces Fall session 2 registration. Registration dates are now through Oct. 22. Session dates run from Oct. 22 though Dec. 17. Schedules can be viewed by visiting the website at Textbooks can be ordered online via UMUC AsiaÂ’s webText ordering system at Questions, call 52800. OCTOBER LEARN TO SWIM session dates are Oct. 3-26 on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Family Pool. Levels 3-5 are from 3:45-4:15 p.m. Levels 1-2 are from 4:30-5 p.m. Cost is $50. Participants must be at least 4 years old. Register now through Sept. 29 at the Family Pool. Questions? Contact Mark at 52848. UNITED FLIGHTS may be affected due to upcoming mission activities: ight number 154, Majuro to Kwajalein, on Oct. 13, 16, 23, 27 and 30. Flight number 172, Kwajalein to Majuro, on Oct. 19 and 22. PUBLIC WORKS is now delivering weed eaters with extension cords in conjunction with lawnmowers. Call 54989 for a delivery time and leave a voicemail. The voicemail is checked throughout the day. THE SMALL BOAT MARINA will be closed Oct. 6 for the Columbus Day holiday. The marina will open Oct. 7, 8 and 9. Questions, call 53643. ATTENTION ROI RESIDENTS: The Third Island Store located next to Roi Dock Security Check Point will be accepting special orders of meat and produce items beginning Oct. 2. A hard copy listing of products that may be available to special order will be posted at the store and the USAKAWeb portal under Community> Retail Service> 3RD Island. To request a special order, complete an item request form and give to the cashier on duty. Customers may also e-mail their request to Derrick Lemmie on the global. Contact Derrick Lemmie for additional information via e-mail or phone 56267 or 56286. ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC AWARENESS ANNOUNCEMENT: Workers and residents on Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Meck are advised whenever possible to avoid prolonged presence in the areas downwind of temporary generators when the generators are in-use to support FTI01 Operations. Questions may be directed to the KRS ES&H Department at 51134.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. THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY. Make the clear choices everyday. Turn off light when not in use. Change to compact uorescent bulbs. SAFELY SPEAKING: Prevent accidents before they happen. Stay alert, keep your work area neat and safe, be on the lookout for hazards and know how to protect yourself from potential hazards. E-TALK: The Eniwetak Conservation Area has been established to promote conservation of wildlife and coral reef resources. Visitors are NOT allowed without consent from USAKA. Caf Roi FridaySweet and Sour Chicken Stir-Fry Beef Chow MeinWednesday Steak Night Huli-Huli Chicken Baked Potatoes SundayPasta Carbonara Italian Grilled Chicken Breakfast PizzasThursdayChicken Quesadilla Beef Tacos Refried Beans Oct. 5 Barbecue Beef Sandwich Grilled Chicken Marinated VegetablesThursday Fried Chicken Cabbage Rolls Mashed Potatoes FridayItalian Sausage Chicken Cacciatore Onion RingsMondayRoast Chicken Black Beans Chorizo CasseroleWednesdayMonte Cristo Sandwich Beef Stroganoff Parsley NoodlesSunday Jerk Style Ribs Grilled Mahi Baked Beans Monday Roast Pork Loin Chicken Pot Pie Ratatouille Tuesday Missile Burgers Turkey Chili Three Cheese Pasta TuesdayGrilled Chicken Sandwich Dry-Rub Roast Brisket Corn on the Cob Oct. 5 Chicken Pasta Olivetti Bolognese Fresh BreadLunch Dinner A range operation is scheduled for Oct. 4. Mid atoll corridor will be closed and restricted from 8 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Oct. 4, or until released by command safety of ce. Questions regarding the above safety requirements for this mission should be directed to USAKA command safety directorate, Kwajalein range safety of cer at 5-4121. Mid Atoll Corridor enaj kilok jen 8:00 am nan 2:00 pm ilo 04 ran in October ak ma ien enaj dedelok jerbal in kokemelmel kein. Ne elon kajitok jouj im kirtok USAKA Command Safety ilo 5-4121. Bigej Gugeegue Shell North Loi Ebeye Litle Bustard Big Bustard Kwajalein Carlson Carlos Gea Ninni Legan Illeginni Majetto Ebadon Bokram Roi-Namur Ennugarret Ennubirr Boked Gagan Gellinam Omelek Enewetak Meck Pacific Ocean Lagoon Pacific Ocean Yabbernohr Range operation scheduledKwajalein Atoll Paci c Ocean


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 57.06 inches Yearly deviation: -4.18 inchesCall 54700 for updates forecasts or visit Sunrise Moonrise High Tide Low Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:38 a.m. 5:53 p.m. 3:34 a.m. 4.3Â’ 9:44 a.m. -0.6Â’ 6:41 p.m. 5:31 a.m. 3:52 p.m. 4.3Â’ 9:58 p.m. -0.5Â’ Monday 6:38 a.m. 6:35 p.m. 4:03 a.m. 4.3Â’ 10:09 a.m. -0.7Â’ 6:41 p.m. 6:19 a.m. 4:19 p.m. 4.5Â’ 10:27 p.m. -0.6Â’ Tuesday 6:37 a.m. 7:17 p.m. 4:03 a.m. 4.3Â’ 10:34 a.m. -0.7Â’ 6:40 p.m. 7:07 a.m. 4:45 p.m. 4.6Â’ 10:56 p.m. -0.6Â’ Wednesday 6:37 a.m. 8:00 p.m. 4:57 a.m. 4.1Â’ 10:58 a.m. -0.6Â’ 6:39 p.m. 7:54 a.m. 5:11 p.m. 4.5Â’ 11:24 p.m. -0.5Â’ Thursday 6:37 a.m. 8:44 p.m. 5:23 a.m. 3.9Â’ 11:22 a.m. -0.4Â’ 6:39 p.m. 8:42 a.m. 5:36 p.m. 4.4Â’ 11:52 p.m. -0.3Â’ Friday 6:37 a.m. 9:30 p.m. 5:49 a.m. 3.6Â’ 11:46 a.m. -0.2Â’ 6:38 p.m. 9:31 a.m. 6:03 p.m. 4.1Â’ Oct. 5 6:37 a.m. 10:17 p.m. 6:15 a.m. 3.2Â’ 12:20 a.m. 0.0Â’ 6:38 p.m. 10:19 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 3.8Â’ 12:10 p.m. 0.1Â’ Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny 10% E-ESE at 5-10 knots Monday Mostly Sunny 10% Light and variable Tuesday Mostly Sunny 10% Light and variable Wednesday Mostly Sunny 10% Light and variable Thursday Mostly Sunny 10% Light and variable Friday Partly Sunny 20% ENE-ESE at 9-14 knotsIsland teens represent USAKA at youth forum The ArmyÂ’s Pacific Teen Panel on Kwajalein is headed by Jared Barrick, back row on left, and involves members Valorie Jack, Jennifer Hibberts, John Sholar, Mary McPhatter and Rachel DeLange. The panel briefed island leadership about the youth forum they attended this summer in Hawaii. The members were presented certificates recognizing their service by USAKA.Story and photo by Logan Cornett USAKA internKwajaleinÂ’s Paci c Teen Panel briefed U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll and Kwajalein Range Services leadership Sept. 22, about their experience at the Youth Leadership Forum in Hawaii. The PTP includes Rachel DeLange, John Sholar, Mary McPhatter, Valerie Jack, and Paci c Army teen representative Jennifer Hibberts. This forum was intended to teach and strengthen leadership qualities in teens from military bases around the world. Over the period of a week, students participated in many activities with other PTP members to help broaden their ideas of community, leadership and the problems of our generation.One of the objectives of the forum was to bring up issues in the community, such as computer use at teen centers, driverÂ’s education, peer sponsorship and problems with stocking Army Air Force Exchange Services overseas. These were the most common issues brought up by the representatives at this yearÂ’s YLF. The teens practiced their problem solving skills by coming up with potential solutions for these issues and presenting them in front of their peers. The students talked about their tour to Hawaii where new technologies and alternate forms of energy are coming together for the future. Some of these energy sources included algae farms, solar energy and wind mills. In doing so, they learned about the kinds of technology that will have an effect on our generation, and help our future leaders in using green energy. It wasnÂ’t all work however, as the students participated in many games and activities. One of their favorite events was culture day, where all the students shared facts and traditions from their host nation. Our representatives from the Marshall Islands taught the other students some of the Marshallese language, and how to weave baskets. The students said it was a very fun and interesting way to learn about different nationalities. They also played games that enhanced their teamwork and leadership skills.The PTP commented the forum was an educational and fun experience that will follow them for the rest of their lives. It showed them how to be strong leaders and to work with others to reach their goals. For those wanting to participate in PTP, representatives suggest that you get involved in the community and your local teen center. Contact Jared Barrick, youth services director, to set up an interview. It is highly recommended by the participants and is a great way to travel and meet new people.