The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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T h e a n n u a l M a r s h a l l e s e T r a d e F a i r o f f e r s i s l a n d The annual Marshallese Trade Fair offers island r e s i d e n t s t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o s h o p f o r u n i q u e residents the opportunity to shop for unique, h a n d m a d e M a r s h a l l e s e w a r e s F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 4 handmade Marshallese wares. For more, see page 4. P h o t o b y K i m Y a r n e s Photo by Kim Yarnes


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 ... to Ms. Nan Joo Kim and Kayoko Masuda for providing Community Bank cash services to the Marshallese Trade Fair on very short notice. Thank you! ... to airport operations staff who saved me from a fall while deplaning on crutches. ... to the parents who said, “Yes!” to the Kwajalein Swim Team Parent Relay. Thank you for adding such fun and entertainment to the meet! ... to Col. Boehm for lending an extra hand on a rainy day over at Ramp Services helping out two RMI ramp workers. ... to Paula Fluhrer for volunteering her time to tutor several Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School students. She has freely given her time to help students be successful. Komol tata Paula! ... to Bob Greene for nding and returning my shorty wetsuit. ... to Dr. Berry for taking care of everyone’s smiles and understanding the show must go on. ... to Mel for helping keep Kwaj beautiful – you really make a difference!Thumbs Up!On behalf of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command and all the units involved in Flight Test Integrated 01, we want to thank the leadership and members of the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, Reagan Test Site, Kwajalein Range Services, Kwajalein Police Department, Kwajalein and Meck Caf employees, Veteran’s Hall, Kwajalein Scuba Club, Holmberg Fairways, Marine and Base Operations, Hospital, the Facilities’ employees, and all other groups and individuals that supported us so incredibly well during our time on the island. For the last three months, you transported us, billeted us, fed us, xed our equipment, kept us safe, and provided some wonderful opportunities for us to relax and enjoy the atoll during our stay. You welcomed us to your celebrations and festivities, and went out of your way to ensure that we felt like part of your community. We always felt like we were your singular focus, and that you gave us everything we needed and more; you were always able to nd additional resources and the means to go above and beyond the call of duty. You allowed us to focus on the mission without being concerned with all the support details, which allowed us to concentrate on our jobs and contributed extensively to our success. You should feel just as proud and as much a part of the success of FTI-01 as we do, and for being an integral part of the largest and most complex ballistic missile test in history. Our mission was a complete success and we could not have done that without your support. Again, thank you for welcoming us and thank you for taking care of us. We wish you continued success in your mission here on Kwajalein. Sgt. Maj. Mike Maynard FTI-01 Forward Sergeant Major 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command THANK YOU 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 Email: Of cer ...Col. Shannon Boehm Sergeant Major...Sgt. Maj. Roderick PrioleauPublic Affairs Of cer .................William WhiteManaging Editor ......................Sheila Gideon Media Specialist............................Eva Seelye Media Specialist.........................Chris Delisio


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012Common community concerns addressed at AAFES town hallSEE AAFES, page 12 By Sheila Gideon Managing EditorIn order to promote open communication with the Kwajalein community, a town hall was held with the Kwajalein Army and Air Force Exchange General Manager Jeff Sweetenburg on Nov. 15 to discuss recent issues and concerns regarding AAFES stores and services on-island. U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/ Reagan Test Site Commander Col. Shannon Boehm opened the event and welcomed everyone to the meeting. “As the commander here, I will work with Jeff on ideas that make sense and that are executable and put them into action,” Boehm told attendees. Mr. Sweetenburg addressed recent concerns of the community about a pest problem and sanitary issues discovered in Building 816 in October. He said that all products had been moved out of the building. Contaminated products were discarded, all items were sanitized, and they were moved to a smaller warehouse while Building 816 was cleaned and remodeled for future use. AAFES plans to move products back into that warehouse soon; however, food will no longer be stored there. One of the residents’ biggest concerns lately is the shortage of products in the stores. AAFES explained that there are several factors that led to these shortages. Spoiled and old AAFES items had to be discarded from Building 816, including food and cleaning supplies. Also, a walk-in freezer failed and ruined dough for Subway bread, ice cream and frozen meals. Between this failed freezer and the warehouse spoiled and discarded items, there was at least a $50,000 product loss this past month for AAFES, but Mr. Sweetenburg ensured residents that they will not have to pay increased prices to make up for this recent loss of revenue. Another contributing factor for lack of items on the shelves was the increased volume of TDY workers on island for the recent mission; the barges have been off-schedule; and expiration dates on certain items, like milk, were short upon arrival. Once items are expired, they must be removed from the shelves. Situations like milk being out of stock will x themselves once the barge schedule is back on track. The shortage of video rentals was also addressed and has been attributed to poor sales. New new movies are still available for rent; however, there are fewer copies to choose from. Mr. Sweetenburg explained that it takes six weeks for items to arrive on island from the time they are ordered; it then takes additional time to reach the shelves. Sweetenburg and his team are working to ll the shelves as rapidly as possible. Part of the problem is the complicated ordering system they have to use; it is only used here at Kwajalein and at American Samoa. He and his team try to balance a variety of products with quantity. “In any retail business … you’re making your money on pretty much 20 percent of the merchandise that you carry,” said Sweetenburg. “That’s industry standard.” This helps to explain why you may see certain items sit on the shelves for what seems like a long time. There’s really no logical way to stock a store with products that sell 100 percent of the time. Sweetenburg suggested that residents give him a list of items that cannot be ordered online so he can look into keeping those items stocked here. USAKA Food Safety Chief Warrant Of cer 3 William Duff spoke up and said that he inspects the AAFES stores regularly. “We’re working with the leadership and with the managers to try to provide you everything that you would like. But we have to at the same time be realistic and see what we can provide in an adequate amount of time and in adequate amounts for the community’s needs.” A concern was brought up regarding a discrepancy in prices on the product tag and the amount charged at the register. Sweetenburg is going to concentrate on better employee training and said, “We will attack that aggressively and [ x] that problem.” It was also announced that Baskin Robbins will be closed by the end of November due to lack of business. As an alternative, a soft ice cream machine is being ordered for Burger King, so sundaes and shakes will be available. Boehm spoke up and said they are looking for a local food vendor to sell a different style of food in Baskin Robbins space. If interested in becoming a food vendor for that location, seek out Sweetenburg to discuss how the operation would be run. Until a permanent replacement is decided for the Baskin Robbins spot, there will be a cart that will sell hot dogs and chili dogs. “It will give a little more variety to the community,” Sweetenburg said. A question regarding job opportunities at AAFES was discussed. While Sweetenburg mostly employs Republic of the Marshall Islands workers, he may employ high school students as well. His requirements are that


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 By Sheila Gideon Managing EditorFor nine years, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll has hosted the Marshallese Trade Fair. This year it was held on Monday morning at the Corlett Recreation Center. It is an occasion for vendors all across the Marshall Islands to converge on Kwajalein and offer their unique handicrafts and fresh produce and sh to the Kwajalein community. Island residents have an opportunity to shop for exclusive items that are not readily available year-round. It is perfectly timed for holiday shopping. The morning began with a welcoming statement by Maj. Alonzo Garcia. He introduced USAKA Commander Col. Shannon Boehm, who also welcomed the vendors and shoppers to the trade fair. He urged attendees to take advantage of the easy accessibility of Marshallese products for holiday shopping. He highlighted the importance of the economic gain made for the vendors and the goodwill it generated in furthering positive relations between the U.S. and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Iva Reimers-Roberto, chief of investment and trade for the RMI Ministry of Resources and Development, thanked USAKA for the continuing support to the Marshallese business. She also urged island residents to take the opportunity to purchase the ne Marshallese products offered that day. She asked Boehm for assistance in seeking similar access for Marshallese products at other military installations. The doors were opened and the shopping began at 9 a.m. Rain didn’t keep Kwajalein residents from waiting in line hours before the trade fair opened for the much-anticipated fresh sh offered yearly. Huddled under umbrellas or in their rain suits, they patiently awaited the opportunity to purchase fresh yellow n tuna, marlin, big eye tuna, octopus, tuna jerky and lobster. That wasn’t the only food of the day offered. Outside, the Jinetiptip Women’s Club sold grilled meat on a stick while the Kwajalein 4-H Cooking Club sold coffee in the morning and then ‘tacos in a bag’ around lunchtime. The 4-H Club was made up of Kwajalein elementary students in grades 3-6. They raised $200 and the proceeds will be split between purchasing school supplies for Ebeye public school and the Unbound Bookmaker Project for Ebeye. There were also tables lled with a variety of fruit: tangerines, bananas, plantains, papayas, gourds and breadfruit. Inside you found tables lled with handmade purses, jewelry, wall Jeff Sudderth waited in line early to score some lobster at the trade fair Monday. Heather Baldy looks at one of the intricate hand-woven wall hangings. Kwajalein 4-H Cooking Club members Kalynn Church, left, and Samantha Jones serve “tacos in a bag” at the Marshallese Trade Fair Monday. All proceeds will be split between school supplies for Ebeye’s public school and the Unbound Bookmaker Project for Ebeye.Photo by Shannon Paulsen


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 hangings, wood carvings, baskets, owers, coasters and outrigger models. These handicrafts were carefully made using pandanus leaves, split and bleached young coconut palm leaves, the midrib of the coconut frond, hibiscus bers and shells. There were 37 vendors and an estimated 300 island residents who attended the trade fair this year. Customers were impressed with how the vendors had ful lled their requests from years previous. This year there were more Christmas ornaments in all designs and sizes. There were also larger items, like the 2.5-foot outrigger model that sold rst thing in the morning. This event helps strengthen the relationship between USAKA and the RMI. It is a weekend event that kicks off with a barbeque at Emon Beach, the Kwajalein Trade Fair and then the vendors pack up to head to neighboring Ebeye for a similar trade fair the following day. Wood carvings and wall hangings are just some of the handmade Marshallese items for sale at the trade fair. Kwajalein residents shop for hand-woven baskets, wall hangings and jewelry at the 9th annual Marshallese Trade Fair. The Jinetiptip WomenÂ’s Club cooks meat on a stick for shoppers at the trade fair Monday. Iva Reimers-Roberto, of the RMI Ministry of Resources and Development, thanks USAKA for their continuing support to the Marshallese business community.Photos by Kim Yarnes


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 Photo by William P. WhiteUSAKA Commander Col. Shannon Boehm, left, presents Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, center, a book on the history of USAKA on Kwajalein during his stop at Kwajalein Atoll Monday. USAKA Sgt. Maj. Roderick Prioleau looks on. The Secretary visited the Reagan Test Site, GPS Site and took a brief helicopter tour of the surrounding-area atoll islands as part of his visit to the r egion. Honor Rollfor first quarter ending Oct. 27High honor roll (3.6667 and higher; *=4.0 grade average): Grade 12: Kori Dowell, Rachel Flaugh, Mary McPhatter, Eva Seelye, Natasha Tomas; Grade 11: Rachel DeLange*, Maddy Greene, Jennifer Hibberts, Stephanie Hibberts, John Sholar*, Shenandoah Wrobel; Grade 10: Mereille Bishop*, Dave Bonham, Jordan Hadley, Molly Premo; Grade 9: Abigail Baldy, Dustin Bonham, Addison Cossey, Hannah DeLange, Allison Hibberts, Samuel Jahnke, Kornkanok Mahachai, Danielle Rivera, David Sholar*, Michael Sykes*; Grade 8: Christine Abragan, DeVante Floor*, Eric Murillo; Grade 7: Elliott Baldy, Abigail Bishop, Somphorn Chimpalee, Jensyn Cole, Allison Homuth*, Cameron Jones, Chad Sykes* Honor roll (3.5 – 3.6666): Grade 12: Mary Doerries; Grade 11: Elizabeth Elkin; Grade 10: Rehap Dori deBrum, Trey Tomas, Roanna Zackhras; Grade 9: Ariana Alejandro, Hannah Carson, Elizabeth Doerries, Wyatt Jones, Liliana Klinger; Grade 8: Cassandra Boehm, Thomas Greene, Caleigh Yurovchak; Grade 7: Benjamin Jahnke Merit roll (3.0 – 3.49): Grade 12: Jacob Legere, Renu Nonthra, Jamie Simpson, Shannon Wilkinson; Grade 11: Leightyn Cossey; Grade 10: Mamolyn Anni; Grade 9: Marlena Alfred, Dayna Hepler, Wayland Sanborn, Ratu Tavutavuwale, Allison Tomas; Grade 8: Diamond Calep, Chelsea Engelhard, Colleen Furgeson, Kristy Haferkorn, Manini Kabua, Leah Lokeijak, Claire Stepchew; Grade 7: Ramel Dash Alfred, Auguston Lelet, Andrew Lundberg, Michael McClellanSecretary of the Air Force visits Kwajalein


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012Photos by Kim YarnesGreat success for Kwajalein Swim Team fall season By Stephanie Hibberts and Daniel Murillo Kwajalein Student Guest WritersThe Kwajalein Swim Team held their championship meet Monday. Funny moments and great accomplishments lled the pool despite the onslaught of pouring rain. The event began with somber anthems and ended on a note of hilarity with the tradition of throwing the coaches into the water. Major goals and records were broken this season ending with Kendall WestoffÂ’s 500-yard freestyle. Westhoff, who is on the cusp of turning 15, wanted to improve his previous time of 6 minutes, 2 seconds in this event before moving on to the next age bracket. He beat the pool record this meet with a time of 5:56 in Event 12, improving his old time by 6 seconds. The relays for each age group provided fun and excitement for the younger swimmers, and after halftime, the older kids swam some challenging and longer events, like the 100-yard backstroke and breaststroke. In Event 18, the 200-yard freestyle, many new swimmers posted great results. After more events came the long awaited celebrations. In each age group, there were adult volunteers challenging the swimmers. These teams were made of parents who showed off their diving skills ending in belly ops and cannon balls. The older groups joined in on the fun and did crazy strokes including the doggie paddle and the corkscrew. This meet marked the conclusion and appreciation of every participant in the KST fall season. KST would like to acknowledge all the coaches, parents and members who made this season possible and successful. Thank you. KST hopes to continue the improvements of this season in the upcoming spring. Thursday, Nov. 15 7th vs. 7th: 17-25, 25-19, 15-13 Posers vs. Jawks: 25-18, 20-25, 15-6 Sets On The Beach vs. BottomÂ’s Up: 25-8, 26-24, 15-6 Dig It vs. Just Hit It: 25-20, 25-13 Friday, Nov. 16 Jump N Bump vs. 12th 1: 25-27, 25-23, 15-5 Ohana vs. 12th 2: 26-24, 18-25, 15-9 The Unmentionables vs. BottomÂ’s Up: 25-21, 17-25, 15-8 Spartans vs. Just Hit It: 2 5-22, 25-10 Tuesday, Nov. 20 Jayhawks vs. 7th: 25-12, 25-11 Posers vs. Ohana: 20-25, 25-7, 15-4 Just Hit It vs. BottomÂ’s Up: 25-20, 20-25, 15-5 Dig It vs. The Unmentionables: 25-23, 25-15 SCHOOL LEAGUEOhana 4-0 Jayhawks 3-0 Jump N Bump 2-1 Posers 2-2 7th 2-4 12th 1 1-2 Jawks 0-2 12th 2 0-3 Team Standings A LEAGUEDig It 4-0 Floaters 3-0 The Unmentionables 2-2 Just Hit It 2-3 Sets On The Beach 1-2 Spartans 1-2 BottomÂ’s Up 0-4VOLLEYBALL RESULTS


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 DISPATCH FROM ROI Photos by Lacy BaldyRoi employees recognized for hard work and success in FY12


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 By Eva SeelyeBy Christopher Busch By Christopher BuschBy Kim Yarnes By Eva Seelye


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 Caf Pacific Lunch DinnerSunday Omelette Station Chicken Chopsuey Scalloped Potatoes Thursday Cajun Chicken Breast Chili Mac Rice Jambolaya Dec. 1 Pulled Pork Italian Pizza Oven Roast Potato Thursday Chicken Fried Steak Parslied Potatoes Carrots & Green Beans WednesdayRoast Top Sirloin Fried Pollock Baked PotatoesFriday Salisbury Steak Herb Baked Mahi Mahi Au Gratin Potatoes Friday Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice Zucchini Monday Carved Maple Ham Chicken Cordon Bleu White Rice WednesdayBBQ Spareribs Steamed Potatoes Grilled CheeseSunday BBQ Chicken Mac & Cheese Lima Beans Monday Roast Pork Loin Vegetarian Saute Squash Tuesday Spaghetti & Meatballs Garlic Bread Eggplant Parmesan Tuesday Kwaj Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes Beef Broccoli Stir-fry Dec. 1 Braised Short Ribs Mashed Potatoes Mixed Vegetables 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, 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. LOSTLAPTOP CHARGER, for Apple notebook, white. Call 51763. PATIO SALELOTS OF GOOD THINGS to choose from. Monday, 8 a.m., quarters 215-A backyard. No early birds. Dec. 1, 7 a.m. 1 p.m., quarters 124-D. Boy’s and girl’s clothes and shoes; household/kitchen items; adult male and female items; toys; seasonal. FOR SALELARGE BLUE WOOD FRAMED FUTON, $250; large beige couch with fold out bed, $200; Dell 24-inch 1080 computer monitor, $150; Nintendo Wii, with various games, $100; Sony 24-inch TV with corner shaped stand, $150; small computer desk, $100. Call Brian at 51219 or 53793. UNDERWATER CAMERA, $1,000; stereo; $100; 13-inch by 19-inch printer, $600; grill; $30, computer speakers, $50; 47-inch TV, $600; microwave, $75; DVD player, $50. Call 59252 or 58240 for details. LITTLE PEOPLE GEOTRAX and trains, $50; Little Tykes Barbie house, fridge, stove and car, $25; two small bookshelves, $5 each; hermit crab habitat and food, $25; three adirondack chairs, footstool, small table, $30; small plants; $5; large plants, $20. Call 52312. NEW BROWN LEATHER LA-Z-BOY lounger chair, really nice, $250. Call 51731. QUEEN MATTRESS, box spring, bed frame and separate pillow top, $300; Kenmore Elite 1000W microwave/ convection oven with stainless interior, $175; 41-inch by 8-inch by 36-inch wood bookcase, $10; two 5-foot CD racks, $5 each; metal two-drawer le, $10; two twodrawer of ce storage units, $10 each; one two-drawer le unit, $15; small refrigerator, $75; 12 Crate and Barrel martini glasses, like new, $30; 12 22-ounce Crate and Barrel balloon red wine glasses, like new, $50; 12 wine glasses, $12; 12 champagne utes, $24. Call 53808. BOOKCASE/ENTERTAINMENT CABINET, $25; pair of large oor speakers, $50; Cuisinart food processor, $40; slow cooker, $20; soy protein powder, 32 oz, $5 each; plants and orchids, $5 – $25. Call 52244. GE CHEST FREEZER, 5 cubic foot, 29-inch by 21-inch by 32-inch tall, white, very good condition, kept inside, no rust, clean, adjustable temperature control, $120. Call 54641. CORDLESS PHONE, $10; set of white sheer curtains, $3; Kruger coffee pot, $50; new pink DS XL, still in the box with 6 games, $125; small TV shelf, $5; metal kitchen cart, $5; crockpot, $20; electric skillet, $15; Barnes and Noble Nook, $50; small vacuum, $10; webcam, $5; box of miscellaneous items, $10; large umbrella, $10; blue LED lights, $5; Swiffer sweeper, $3; small whiteboard, calendar white board, $3; box of 32 DVDs, $50; two pairs of new women’s sandals, $10. Call 51625 and leave a message. PRINTER, HP Of cejet J6480, all-in-one color print, copy, scan, fax, includes manuals and new black ink cartridge (74XL), $80. Call 51236. SCHWINN SPORTERRA NX8 BIKE, Schwinn N’Litened gold label aluminum frame and fork for a nimble and responsive ride, Shimano Nexus 8-speed internal gear hub with Shimano Revo shifter for easy and reliable shifting, Schwinn bio-tuned saddle and dual-density grips for comfort, great bike for “Rustman,” $500 or best offer. Call Jacqui at 52205. BODY GLOVE SUP BOARD, 10-foot, brand new with paddle, $900; 42-inch HTC Plasma TV with Samsung Bluray/DVD player, $350; two tennis rackets, $20; cooler and lawn chair $20; bike, $30. Call Danny at 52528. CHRISTMAS TREE, 6.5-foot skinny tree, for smaller area, $35. Call 54168. LA-Z-BOY LOVESEAT, comfortable and in good shape $150; Orion Dobsonian re ector telescope, $120; small cast iron wine rack, $15. Call 54843. LIVING ROOM CHAIR, comfy, overstuffed, brown, in very good condition, $40. Call Jeff at 51792 and leave a message. HAWAIIAN STYLED “HOBIE POWERSKIFF,” 17-foot, forward console, double deck, bulletproof Kevlar hull, stainless rails and PVC capped gunnels, Evinrude 60 HP two-cycle and Yamaha 6 HP kicker on bracket, needs steering and throttle, comes with loads of extra boat supplies, $7,500 or best offer. Call Brian at 53793 or 51219. LARGE REEF AQUARIUM, 200 gallons, 2-foot by 3-foot by 6-foot acrylic tank, Bio-mechanical sump ltration system w/ Bio-balls and 2 HP pump, over ow boxes, 48-inch protein skimmer with 1 HP pump, 6-foot combo 1500W Actinic/metal-halide lamps and housing with extra bulbs, ozone generator, lots of extra plumbing and miscellaneous aquarium supplies, must sell, a steal at $750 or your best offer. Call Dave at 58137 or 53793. Leave message. PANASONIC TV, 17-INCH, $45; brushed copper oor lamp with glass shade, 6-foot, $45; George Forman grill, never used, $10; Mr. Juiceman juicer, $10; roller blades, sizes 7 and 10, seldom used, $15 each. Call 53759 and leave a message. NINTENDO DS LITE, red and black, excellent condition with stylus and case, $50; Nintendo DS lite, white, fair condition with stylus, $15; Nintendo DS games, Erated, $10 each; Gameboy Advance games, E-rated, $5 each. Call David at 51815. COMMUNITY NOTICESBLACK SATURDAY SALES, tonight at the Exchange until 11 p.m. The Food Court will also remain open until 11 p.m. ANTHONY’S PIZZA delivery service has been discontinued through Nov. 30. We will be using the down time to retrain on delivery systems to improve delivery service in the future. THE ISLAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL invites you to a PCS Party at 5 p.m. on Sunday for Pastor Olson and his family at Emon Beach. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad and drinks provided. Families and those able please bring a salad or fruit to share. Call the chapel of ce at 53505 with questions. CAF PACIFIC’S BREAKFAST HOURS that were extended to support the FT-01 mission will now return to regular serving hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 5:30 – 8 a.m. Call Dave Nobis at 53425 with questions.


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 Caf Roi FridayChicken Chimichanga Beef Fajitas Frijoles and ArrozWednesday Top Sirloin Chicken Cordon Bleu Corn on the Cob SundayBaked BBQ Chicken Apple Stuffed Pork Loin Ham & Cheddar QuicheThursdaySloppy Joes Roast Pork Home Fries Dec. 1 Turkey Wrap Beef Cabbage Rolls Onion RingsThursday Fried Chicken and Waffles Southern Style Meatloaf Collard Greens FridayCalzone Spaghetti Fried ZucchiniMondayGarlic Roast Beef Egg Muffins Roasted PotatoesWednesdayGrilled Cheese Gobbler Baked Ham Steamed YamsSunday Chicken Schnitzel Beef Stew Mashed Potatoes MondaySweet & Sour Pork Shoyu Ginger Fish Chicken Fried RiceTuesday Herb Roasted Chicken Beef Bourguignon Egg Noodles TuesdayFish and Chips Grilled Chicken Thighs Corn Bread Dec. 1Chicken and Mushrooms Herb Crusted Pork Loin Cheesy Mashed PotatoesLunch DinnerLOST YOUR DIVE OR FISHING GEAR? Check the Small Boat Marina Lost and Found. KWAJALEIN ATOLL International Sport shing Club monthly meeting will be held Wednesday at the Paci c Club. Food and beverages will be served at 6:30 p.m., meeting will commence at 7 p.m. For more information contact Andy at 52878. VISIT WITH SANTA. 12:30 – 3 p.m., Dec. 2, at the Grace Sherwood Library. Come take a picture with Santa, enjoy a festive craft and get into the holiday spirit. Parents: don’t forget your cameras! THE WOOD SHOP SAFETY ORIENTATION class will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Hobby Shop. The cost is $10 per person. Call 51700 to sign up. Closetoed shoes are required. CAUTION: THE DOWNTOWN AREA will be under construction through Dec. 5 in support of the 45th Annual Tree Lighting event. Use caution when transiting this area. BASE LAUNDRY TO BE CLOSED for renovation from Dec. 8 through Dec. 11. Business resumes on Dec. 12. THE KWAJALEIN GOLF ASSOCIATION will be holding a “Backward” Golf Tournament on Dec. 10. Format is a 9-hole scramble, four players per team, with the course being played in reverse. Cost is $20 for KGA members and $30 for non-KGA members. Contact Larry Cavender at 52406 if you have questions or interest. HOBBY SHOP CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE is coming!! 5–8 p.m., Dec. 14. Mark your calendars and join us for a fun lled evening, with food, drink, music and prizes! THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND University College announces 2013 Spring 1 registration is now open! Register now through Jan. 9. Session dates: Jan. 14 – March 10. Schedules can be viewed by visiting the website at Need help? Email the Asia of ce at or call the Kwajalein of ce at 52800. ISLAND RESIDENTS: We need your help collecting Box Tops for Education. Please clip box tops from participating food items and send them to school with your children or drop them off at Surfway’s bulletin board. The Box Tops will help support the Ri’katak student lunch program. E-TALK: Do not discard any oils into sinks or drains! At work, use oil water separators properly to protect our wastewater system. SAFELY SPEAKING: Pinch Points: Look for possible pinch points before you start a task. Take the time to plan out your actions and decide on the necessary steps to work safely. M i l i t a r y Military C a s u a l t i e s Casualties Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle Jr., 25, of Rocky Mount, N.C., died Nov. 13, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.Sgt. Channing B. Hicks, 24, of Greer, S.C., died Nov. 16, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device and small arms re. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Spc. Joseph A. Richardson, 23, of Booneville, Ark., died Nov. 16, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device and small arms re. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Lance Cpl. Dale W. Means, 23, of Jordan, Minn., died Nov. 18, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012Trotting to that turkey treasureBy Bob Sholar KRC Vice President Kwajalein Running Club conducted the ‘Turkey Trot’ 2-mile prediction run Monday. The event has a three-decade history at Kwajalein. Forty-nine runners, joggers and walkers submitted estimates of how long they would take to nish the course and then pocketed their watches before the ‘race’ start. The race concept is to predict one’s time most accurately, speed not mattering. A silent nish line is maintained with no visible clocks, so nishers do not immediately know how they did. Results were quickly processed by computer and three frozen turkeys in the approximate 20-pound class were presented post race in an anticipation lled ceremony under Emon Main Pavilion. Several other lesser meat awards were also presented for “other notable performances.” Some KRC events are grueling, but this one is plain fun! Kids of all ages participated, including fourthgrader Minnie Snoddy, who nished in 25 minutes, 1 second, just one second later than her estimate, to win the rst place turkey. Minnie’s father Chester won the second place turkey, which he donated to Fr. Vic Langhans. AwardNameTime Difference 1st place turkey Minnie Snoddy+0:01 2nd place turkey Chester Snoddy–0:02 3rd place turkey Nichole Delisio–0:03 Hot dogs Michael Sykes Kendall Westhoff +0:08 +0:11 ( rst nishers, tie) Potted Meat Food Amy LaCost–1:23 (last nisher) Spam Lundberg Family Parker Family Most from one family (4 each) Chicken Jill Brown–0:04 (just missed a turkey, too fast) Cranberry Sauce Jane Premo+0:04 (just missed a turkey, too slow) Stuf ng Carrie Aljure–9:15 (bested estimate by most) Bologna Thomas Greene+8:54 (missed estimate by most) Cornish Hen Josiah Parker(youngest nisher)AAFES TOWN HALL, from page 3 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 72.12 inches Yearly deviation: -10.15 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Mostly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 12-17 knots Monday Partly Sunny 10% NE-E at 10-16 knots Tuesday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE-E at 9-15 knots Wednesday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE-E at 8-13 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 20% ENE-E at 8-13 knots Friday Partly Sunny 20% ENE-E at 10-15 knots Sunrise Moonrise High Tide Low Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:46 a.m. 3:55 p.m. 2:08 a.m. 3.1' 8:09 a.m. 0.3' 6:26 p.m. 3:47 a.m. 2:33 p.m. 3.8' 8:52 p.m. 0.2' Monday 6:46 a.m. 4:38 p.m. 2:45 a.m. 3.2' 8:42 a.m. 0.1' 6:27 p.m. 4:34 a.m. 3:04 p.m. 4.1' 9:25 p.m. 0.0' Tuesday 6:47 a.m. 5:23 p.m. 3:19 a.m. 3.3' 9:13 a.m. -0.1' 6:27 p.m. 5:22 a.m. 3:34 p.m. 4.3' 9:56 p.m. -0.3' Wednesday 6:47 a.m. 6:09 p.m. 3:51 a.m. 3.4' 9:43 a.m. -0.2' 6:27 p.m. 6:10 a.m. 4:03 p.m. 4.4' 10:27 p.m. -0.4' Thursday 6:47 a.m. 6:56 p.m. 4:22 a.m. 3.4’ 10:13 a.m. -0.3' 6:27 p.m. 6:59 a.m. 4:33 p.m. 4.5' 10:57 p.m. -0.4' Friday 6:48 a.m. 7:45 p.m. 4:52 a.m. 3.4' 10:43 a.m. -0.3' 6:27 p.m. 7:47 a.m. 5:03 p.m. 4.5' 11:27 p.m. -0.4' Dec. 1 6:48 a.m. 8:34 p.m. 5:23 a.m. 3.4' 11:12 a.m. -0.2' 6:28 p.m. 8:35 a.m. 5:33 p.m. 4.4' 11:58 p.m. -0.3'they maintain good grades. There are no openings at the present time, but he will post the job description and future openings in the Hourglass to give island residents the opportunity to apply. The rumor that AAFES will offer commercial residential high speed internet on Kwajalein was addressed. One of the early proposals formulated was working through AAFES to provide internet, but there are other alternatives now. Boehm will keep the community posted on the timeline and details of commercial residential high speed internet. Black Saturday sales were discussed and it was con rmed they will happen all day today (Saturday, Nov. 24). Both stores will be open until 11 p.m. There will be some new merchandise for sale and AAFES employees will be handing out gift card giveaways. Sweetenburg closed by mentioning that work has already begun to correct some of the big issues and he will work on the rest of the community concerns in the upcoming weeks. Boehm ended the meeting saying, “There are a lot of issues to deal with. We’ll never get it perfect, but we can do a lot better, especially with the interchange of ideas and suggestions.” He said he appreciated the feedback at the meeting and encouraged residents to keep it coming. Boehm and Sweetenburg will work together to develop a more formalized procedure to submit comments. In the meantime, if you cannot reach Sweetenburg, he invites you to leave messages with his secretary, Beverlyn, who sits in the office across from his in Macy’s. Also look for feedback on what’s being done to make improvements via features in the Hourglass.