The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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K w a j a l e i n J r / S r H i g h S c h o o l s t u d e n t s a n d t e a c h e r s p e r f o r m a t t h e Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School students and teachers perform at the a n n u a l T u r k e y B o w l F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 4 annual Turkey Bowl. For more, see page 4. P h o t o s b y K i m Y a r n e s Photos by Kim Yarnes


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 Thumbs Up! 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 News from the General Manager To all of our wonderful customers here on Kwaj that came out to take part in our Black Saturday sale, I would like to say, “THANKS!” I know things were a bit short notice and that was due to us not getting merchandise earlier; I was not sure we were going to have enough merchandise to make it worth while. Next year will be bigger and better. Due to your patronage, we had record sales, which in this business is always great. Once again, I would like to thank each and everyone on Kwaj for your patronage. — Jeff Sweetenburg Vending News The Exchange Vending moved back into Building 816 on Tuesday. Their phone number has not changed, it is still 53379. They will resume services on all broken machines as soon as possible. Vending would also like to ask the guests who are staying above the Food Court in Lodging not to use the laundry machines. Issues with the machines are currently being resolved in as timely a manner as possible. Food Court News The monthly Food Calendar will be out soon with some great savings for all. Anthony’s Pizza will resume full delivery service for the whole island beginning today. We are grateful for your patience while we worked on our delivery systems and hopefully as our valued customers you will see an improvement. The Food Court has two eight-head Coke machines being shipped out to Kwajalein. Additional avors will be dispensed your way in the near future. John Hutchins, Food Court manager, would like to thank all of the people who let him know about the little things servicewise within the Food Court. These are opportunities to improve and better serve the community.… to Stephanie Los for turning a disappointing Thursday into a delicious “Sundae.” … to Christian Women’s Fellowship and Amy LaCost for providing a spectacular Thanksgiving dinner. Great food, great friends, great Thanksgiving! … to USAKA Col. Shannon Boehm, Sgt. Maj. Roderick Prioleau, Chief Warrant Of cer 3 William Duff, KRS President Cynthia Rivera, and DPM of Community Services Lacy Baldy for taking the time to greet unaccompanied personnel on Thanksgiving Day at Caf Paci c. This was greatly appreciated and made everyone feel very welcome. … to Ms. B for your fabulous singing and acting in the 2012 Turkey Bowl. Thanks for your support to the students!The ARC cipher lock combination will be changing on Friday. Please email Rebecca. with your K-badge number to receive the new combination. The Ivey cipher lock code will be changing on Friday. For access, please contact Community Activities at 53331. The Racquetball Court cipher lock code will be changing on Friday. For access, please contact the CRC Staff at 52491. A Cipher Lock Codes Changing


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012WWII veteran meets rescuers after 68 yearsBy Erin Worthington Citrus County Chronicle OnlineWords cannot illustrate their embrace. Three grown men held each other as their knuckles turned white from their tense grips. One of the men became weak in his knees and rested on the others. Wearing matching “Navy Veteran” hats, their arms overlapped as their bodies became one. Tears scurried down their faces as the reality of the reunion overpowered their emotions. To the exact minute, this was the day these men had dreamed of for 68 years. Strangers who became lifelong brothers reunited Nov. 10, at 4:45 p.m., in Floral City, Fla. Harrison “Dub” Miller, Burl Sousa and Ted Sonner are U.S. Navy veterans whose lives changed forever on Jan. 31, 1944. Navy Airman Miller was an aviation radioman on a two-seater observation aircraft known as a King sher during World War II. Near the Marshall Islands, off Kwajalein, Miller and his pilot, Lt. Forney O. Fuqua, searched for enemy vessels while guiding the projectiles of the American ship USS New Mexico Suddenly their aircraft was hit by enemy re, fatally injuring Fuqua. Miller was forced to power the aircraft from the cockpit into the Paci c Ocean. Never having own a plane before, Miller used his “backseat driver” knowledge. “In the backseat I would always pretend to y the plane,” he said as he made an imaginary steering wheel with his hands. “I eased the plane down slowly.” Landing in rough water, Miller escaped and struggled to rescue Fuqua in gasoline-covered seawater. However, Miller was unable to liberate the pilot. The plane lost its pontoon in the landing and quickly capsized, forcing Miller to hang on. “I was in the water for hours,” Miller said. “All I could think about was survival and sharks. It seemed like forever.”As Miller became tired, Sousa and Sonner received word of a downed plane and began searching with their minesweeper, a small naval warship that searched to detonate enemy mines. Upon arrival, Sousa and Sonner found Miller holding on for life. They took him aboard ship and tried to tow his plane. However, their efforts soon turned dangerous.“We began taking on re,” Sonner said. “We had to cut the line or we were going to sink.” Fuqua is believed to have gone down with the plane. Miller’s rescue is a day he has never forgotten. The three men never saw each other again. Fast-forward 65 years to August 2011. Maj. Josh Vance befriended Dan Farnham, who was searching for Miller and his plane, the King sher Both being history buffs, Vance began his search. When asked why he wanted to reunite three men he never met, he said, “It’s an honor to work with these veterans. They have sacri ced so much and put their lives on hold when we needed them to defend this country and the world at the time. They are heroes.” After more than 100 hours of research, Vance tracked Miller down to Floral City and one phone call later the two were speaking. Miller acknowledged that he was indeed the missing aviation radioman that Vance and Farnham had been looking for. Furthermore, Sousa and Sonner were also found in Vance’s search. Immediately, Vance began planning the reunion of the three Navy men. Filled with emotions and many unanswered questions, the three veterans exchanged answers to their unknowns. “I’d never seen him since that day,” Sonner said. “I always wondered how he was and if he made it.”Miller’s last words 68 years ago to the other two men were, “Thank you.” These two heartfelt words were his exact words on [Nov. 10]. From left, Burl Sousa, crewman from USS YMS-383 who assisted in Miller’s rescue; Harrison Miller, who was rescued from the Kingfisher crash; Ted Sonner, crewman from USS YMS-383 who dove into the lagoon and pulled Miller back to the ship; and far right, Maj. Josh Vance, who helped reunite all three after 68 years.Photo by Susie Vance


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 From left, Mary Doerries, Annie Hepler and Kori Dowell act out a Pokemon skit at Turkey Bowl.Photos by Kim YarnesStudents, teachers entertain with songs, skits, dances at Kwajalein high school Turkey BowlBy Eva Seelye Media SpecialistEvery year, the students of Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School look forward to a fun lled day of numerous festivities we like to call Turkey Bowl. This year, the event was held Nov. 22. The preceding week consisted of four different spirit days: Future Career Day, Pajama Day, Decade Day and Tacky Day. Then, each class was given the task of creating a captivating poster and a catchy cheer to please the judges – volunteers from the community. As each student led through the MP Room’s doors that morning in their assigned class colors, excitement lled the air. As soon as the seniors walked in fashionably late, Turkey Bowl began. The seventh grade started the ceremony with their class cheer. As soon as the cheers were enthusiastically performed, Rachel DeLange, John Sholar, Leightyn Cossey and Jennifer Hibberts began the Senior Salutes (a poem describing each individual senior). Hagar Kabua was introduced as the Mistress of Ceremonies and she instantly advanced to the acts. The variety of talent was magni cently portrayed by many of the students at the high school. Many singing acts included Dayna Hepler and Ruthie Long performing Taylor Swift, Addison Cossey and Ciara Swanby singing “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga, and “Triple A” singing “One Thing” with Angelo Lelet on the ukulele. They were all truly remarkable as they captured the audience’s attention with their nesse. Teachers Ric Fullerton and Barbara Bicanich also put on a show; they emerged lip syncing and acting to “Romeo and Juliet.” This spiked the excitement through the student body as well as many of the guests. A couple dance groups prepared intriguing routines as well. A group of students danced to “Azonto.” The wellloved EC group performed with their unique dance moves that made the crowd go wild. However, the audience didn’t know what to expect when the school teachers emerged from the curtains in baggy sweatpants and upside-down visors. The two groups engaged in a dance battle – the audience erupted in laughter and cheers. A group of girls also prepared a mesmerizing hula dance. The sophomore class danced to the hit song, “Call Me Maybe,” with the help of Bicanich and Hayden Heidle. They also performed a fast-paced song about the periodic table of elements with the help of their physics teacher, Kristin Hosek. Even though it was time for lunch, there was still one act remaining – the nale. Jamie Simpson walked the school through their musical past with hit songs from their childhood such as Barney, Pokemon, Britney Spears, Lil’Mama, Hannah Montana, Justin Beiber, Wiz Khalifa, and nally Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” The performances were unforgettable and the performers did a great job putting everything together. That afternoon, the entire high school headed to Camp Hamilton for fun and games. Water balloon launchers were a popular activity. The egg toss was a success as was Tug-of-War. Each class competed against one another, ghting their way to the top slot on the scoreboard. The competition was erce, but after many games, the juniors ended up on top with the seniors coming in second. The rest of the day was spent relaxing on the beach or swimming in the water. liet.” This sp n t co r o d E q u w d e n t e c i d in ru u p i n d M a a or liet This s th e stu d e n g uests. A i ntri g uin g stude n ts l ove d u ni q cro w enc e w h e n f rom t he an d ups i en ga ge d ence e r A gr o u meriz i c l ass M e M nic h per fo Seventh-grader Cameron Jones lip syncs a song at Turkey Bowl. From left, Natasha Tomas, Malkie Loeak and Rachel DeLange sing and dance to a Barney song at Turkey Bowl. h e g Pokemon, nn ha “W To w e r m e r h i n hi t o n l s t a y rd. bu i o r i o r t h ok emon, n a h al W e o r e r s n g igh n u t r s r s h e Senior Hagar Kabua is the MC at Turkey Bowl.


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 First place derby winners, team “Dolphin Gaffers,” from left, Jay Rowe, Jerrod English, Jon Mitchell, Greg Spock and Preston Page. They caught 137 pounds of mahi mahi.Great weather, great fishing at Aggregate Weight DerbyArticle and photos by Trudy Butler Aggregate Weight Derby CoordinatorThe Aggregate Weight Fishing Derby held on Kwajalein this past Sunday was a great success with just about perfect weather conditions and lots of sh caught. Teams’ catches weighed in at just under 1,000 pounds of sh from all different categories: ahi, mahi, ono, rainbow runner, dogtooth and kawa kawa (six out of seven derby categories). There were a total of 13 teams comprised of Kwajalein’s nest anglers participating in the derby. A total of $1,800 in prize monies was awarded to the top three teams with the heaviest aggregate weight by sh category. Team “Dolphin Gaffers,” captained by Jon Mitchell and crew members Jerrod English, Preston Page, Greg Spock and Jay Rowe, captured rst place with 137 pounds of mahi mahi, winning $900. Team “Makuakane,” captained by Dalbert Delacruz and crew members Mike Pimenta, Darryl Mathieson, Cindy Mathieson and Tony Janoski, took second place with 112 pounds of mahi, winning $540. Captain Yoshi Kemem and crew members Brad Walker, Frank Campbell, Don Muse and Shawn Hebert took third place with 96 pounds of ono, winning $360. Captain Tony Maika and crew members David Shimaoka, Herring Robert, Joel Aldea and Solomon Salvan were also awarded a $240 side pot for their awesome 44.5-pound yellow n tuna.It was a great day of shing for sure with this derby producing more sh than any shing derby or tournament held at Kwajalein within the past couple of years. Every boat returned to the harbor with sh!A very special thanks to the Small Boat Marina staff for supporting derby activities throughout the day and also a special thanks to all those who volunteered to assist with weigh-in and other derby related activities. Thanks also to all Kwajalein anglers that participated in the derby and until next time, “Fish On!” S d D12012 Above, second place derby winners, team “Makuakane,” from left, Tony Janoski, Dalbert Delacruz, Darryl Mathieson, Brady Mathieson, Cindy Mathieson and Mike Pimenta. They caught 112 pounds of mahi. Right, Shawn Hebert displays a 17-pound mahi mahi, one of the biggest caught during the derby Sunday. Hebert was part of the third place team.


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 This past weekend, the Kwajalein Boy Scouts had an overnight camping trip ‘Kwaj style.’ Scouts back in the States rarely get an opportunity to kayak across the ocean at a tropical destination and camp on the beach. The weather was perfect, the waves were manageable and the campfire was great. Scouts earned the Kayaking Merit Badge and practiced starting camp fires with only one m atch – more or less.Photo by Lynx McClellan COMMENTARY Tropical climate equals faster dehydrationWe live in a very warm climate here on our island in the Western Paci c (which is about nine degrees above the equator), and even though water is all around us, we may be lulled into a false sense of security that we drink enough liquids. The effects of dehydration are insidious and not often apparent. When deployed to the desert regions of Southwest Asia, it was a priority for our Service Members to stay hydrated for mission readiness, and we were encouraged to drink a liter an hour when in the eld; it is no less important here. Water is 60 percent of our bodies; every organ and physiologic system depends on it. Even mild dehydration can sap our energy. Signs and symptoms of dehydration include thirst (if you’re thirsty, you are very dehydrated), fatigue, headache, dry mouth, little urination, weakness and light-headedness. We sweat a lot out here, especially working or playing outdoors, and that uid needs to be replaced. How much water we need varies, but if we drink when we’re thirsty, we’re already dehydrated. The Army says one’s urine needs to be straw-colored, and that’s a good guideline. Urine output is about 1.5 liters a day for an average adult, and we lose another liter a day by normal breathing, sweating, and bodily functions. A guideline is to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day, and a big glass of water when you rst arise in the morning. Alcohol can be dehydrating; watch the alcohol consumption out here. It is possible to drink too much water, but that is very rare in normal adults who have an average diet. One’s average diet out here should provide the required salt and other electrolytes, and replacement of salt and electrolytes is provided on an emergency basis. The tap water is very good out here, thanks to our signi cant aquifer lens, above average rainfall this season, and the excellent water treatment plant; there is no excuse to not consume enough water each day. New arrivals should gradually acclimatize to the weather; it usually takes about two weeks. Another issue out here is the strong sun in the late morning and afternoon hours, which can make one susceptible to heat cramps, heat exhaustion and even heat stroke. Heat stroke is a medical emergency, resulting from a breakdown in the body’s ability to regulate its temperature. Symptoms are extremely high body temperature, loss of consciousness, convulsions, delirium, headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, absent sweating, hot, dry, ushed skin, and rapid pulse and respiration. This is an emergency; one needs to call 9-1-1 for transport to the hospital. In the meantime, remove constricting clothes, elevate the feet, sprinkle water over the victim and fan them to facilitate evaporation and cooling; if conscious, have them drink a canteen of room temperature water. Drink plenty of water, and we’ll see you in health! “ B u o y ” S c o u t s “Buoy” Scouts K a y a k A d v e n t u r e Kayak Adventure


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8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 DISPATCH FROM ROI Photos from Lavinda Tyson Wednesday, Nov. 21Floaters vs. The Unmentionables: 25-12, 25-14 Spartans vs. Sets On The Beach: 25-15, 25-13Tuesday, Nov. 277th vs. 7th : 25-16, 25-19 Posers vs. 12th 2: 14-25, 25-12, 15-11 Floaters vs. BottomÂ’s Up: 25-8, 25-20 Spartans vs. Dig It: 25-22, 25-23 SCHOOL LEAGUEOhana 4-0 Jayhawks 3-0 Posers 3-2 7th 3-5 Jump N Bump 2-1 12th 1 1-2 Jawks 0-2 12th 2 0-4 Team Standings A LEAGUEFloaters 5-0 Dig It 4-1 Spartans 3-2 Just Hit It 2-3 The Unmentionables 2-3 Sets On The Beach 1-3 BottomÂ’s Up 0-5VOLLEYBALL RESULTS


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 From Eva Seelye From Natasha Tomas From Charlie Harjo From Eva Seelye From Jacob Legere From Trudy ButlerWe need your submissions to keep this page full! Email to


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 Caf Pacific Lunch DinnerSunday London Broil Crab Benedict Ham Marco Polo Thursday Sliced Roast Beef Buffalo Wings Mashed Potatoes Dec. 8 Meat Lasagna Spinach Lasagna Garlic Toast Thursday Stir-fry to Order Italian Baked Chicken Au Gratin Potato WednesdayRoast Top Round Shoyu Ono Roast ChickenFriday Mini Taco Bar Chicken Nuggets Lemon Mahi Mahi Friday Chicken Stew Grilled Pork Chop Lyonnaise Potatoes Monday Herb Chicken Breast Quiche Lorraine White Rice WednesdayBeef Stew Ham/Cheese Croissant Deli Sandwich BarSunday Pancake Supper Huli Huli Chicken Vegetarian Pasta Monday Swedish Meatballs Chicken Stir-fry Savory Island Rice Tuesday Roast Turkey Stuffing Mashed Potatoes Tuesday Barbecue Pork Butt Tuna Casserole Steamed Potatoes Dec. 8 Meatloaf Macaroni and Cheese Peas and Carrots 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. LOSTSMALL CYBERSHOT DIGITAL CAMERA, silver, in small black bag, at Emon Beach on Sunday. Call Amy at 51407 or 51949. WANTEDBINOCULARS, in any usable condition. Call 55391. FOR SALESUN BIKE, two months old, includes rear baskets and Kwaj-proo ng treatment by the bike shop, $325; trailerwagon, black plastic, $50. Call Amy at 51407 or 51949. TV, 47 INCH at screen, $450; stainless propane grill, works great, Kwaj condition, free. Call 52525. CRT TV, 27 INCH, $100; 32-inch CRT TV, $150; Canon Rebel XTi Camera with remote, EFS 55-250mm zoom lens Auto Focus Stabilized, 50mm Auto Focus Portrait lens, 100mm Macro lens Auto Focus High Quality lens, 2GB ash memory, Case Logic camera case, battery and charger, $500; Dance Pads Heavy Duty for PS3, $50; Dell laptop, Windows XP, $200. Call 52319. PANASONIC PLASMA TV, 46 inch, 1080P, entertainment stand and receiver, $500 or best offer, must sell. Call 52663 or 52222 ask for Mr. Reagan.OCEANIC SCUBA GEAR, excellent condition, used for six dives, Cruz BC with integrated weight system, GT3 regulator, Slimline 2 Octo, VEO 1.0 yellow combo with computer, pressure gauge and compass, $800. Call 51655 .LARGE 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; 13x19inch 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; 41x8x36-inch wood bookcase, $10; two 5-foot CD racks, $5 each; metal two-drawer le, $10; two two-drawer 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 ounces, $5 each; plants and orchids, $5–$25. Call 52244. GE CHEST FREEZER, 5 cubic foot, 29x21x32-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 six 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, $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. COMMUNITY NOTICESKWAJALEIN 4-H COOKING and Technology Club will be selling Taco-in-a-bag at the Tree Lighting Ceremony downtown tonight. They will serve from 4:30-6:15 p.m. and after the tree lighting until 8 p.m. Pro ts go to Ebeye Public School. CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP Christmas Luncheon is at noon, Sunday, at the Religious Education Building. All ladies are invited to this cookie and ornament exchange. Come expecting to have a great time. Any questions, call Joyce Dashner at 51938. VISIT WITH SANTA FROM 12:30–3 p.m., Sunday, 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 KWAJALEIN SWIM TEAM will be having their fall awards ceremony and ice cream social from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday in the MP room. Brownies and ice cream will be served. Please bring a dessert to share. For more information, contact Jane Sholar at 51815. A MEMORIAL SERVICE for Sgt. Steve Dunham will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday in the large chapel. Fellowship and refreshments will be in the REB immediately following the service. Call the chapel of ce with any questions at 53505. THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES will be without power from 8 p.m., Sunday until 5 a.m., Monday: 630, 706, 716, 806, 840, 868, 1390, 636, 707, 760, 808, 844, 1058, 1758, 702, 712, 777, 813, 856, 1089, 1789, 703, 714, 804, 822, 867, 1137. The following facilities will experience a 20 minute power outage while installing temporary generators on at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, and again at 6 a.m., Monday: 667, 700, 735, 835, 1791, 677, 704, 807, 1759. The following facilities will experience a momentary power outage while switching feeders on at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, and again at 6 a.m., Monday: 507, 568, 699, 1049, 566, 603,776, 1418. The Marine Department Syncrolift will be out of service for at least two weeks. THERE WILL BE A half hour interruption of AFN Kwajalein TV services, paging system and radio channels from 6-7 p.m., Sunday, and again from 6-7 a.m., Monday, due to the scheduled power outage. THE NEXT KRC MONTHLY FUN RUN will be at 5:30 p.m., Monday. Everyone is welcome, including visitors and walkers. Meet outside the Kwajalein Library at 5:25 p.m. Distance options are 1/2, 2 and 4 miles. Questions, call Bob and Jane at 51815. THE WOOD SHOP SAFETY ORIENTATION class will be held from 6–9 p.m., Tuesday, at the Hobby Shop. The cost is $10 per person. Call 51700 to sign up. Close-toed shoes are required. MANDATORY ISLAND ORIENTATION will be 12:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, at Building 365, CAC room 6. Arrive 10 minutes early to sign in and be seated. This is required for all new island arrivals, but not recommended for dependent children under the age of 10. Questions, call the meeting facilitators at KRS Environmental, Safety and Health at 51134.


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 Caf Roi FridayChicken Stir-fry Beef Stir-fry Rice and NoodlesWednesday Roast Steamship Herb Chicken Baked Potatoes SundayCitrus Pork Chop Coconut Basil Chicken Eggs BenedictThursdaySzechwan Pork Huli Huli Chicken Indonesian Fried Rice Dec. 8 Beef Tacos Pinto Beans Mexican RiceThursday Roi Fried Chicken Parker Ranch Stew Mashed Potatoes FridayCajun Turkey Wrap Grilled Pork Chops Mashed PotatoesMondayPepper Steak Pesto Glazed Ono Quiche FlorentineWednesdayGrilled Cheese Hamburger Steak Mashed PotatoesSundayChicken and Dumplings French Braised Beef Au Gratin PotatoesMondayShoyu Chicken Kalua Pork Spicy Asian NoodlesTuesday Pork with BBQ Sauce Crispy Cornmeal Catfish Red Beans and Rice TuesdayBaked Penne Spinach and Feta Pie Rosemary Roast Potato Dec. 8Roast Tri-tip Herb Baked Fish Mushroom Rice PilafLunch DinnerCAUTION: THE DOWNTOWN AREA will be under construction through Wednesday in support of the 45th Annual Tree Lighting event. Use caution when transiting this area. BINGO IS THURSDAY at the Paci c Club. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m.; Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Blackout completion at 58 numbers with $1,800 payout; Windfall completion at 28 numbers with $1,800 payout. Must be 21 to enter and play, bring your ID. Questions, contact Darren Moore at 55599 or Ted Glynn at 53338. HOLIDAY CONCERTS in the MP Room: Jr./Sr. High bands at 7 p.m. on Thursday; second and third grade at 5 p.m. on Dec. 13; fth and sixth Grade at 5 p.m. on Dec. 18; Community Band at 7 p.m. on Dec. 18. For details, contact Dick Shields mornings, 52011, afternoons, 53601, or evenings, 51684. CYSS OPEN REC EVENT “Girls Night Out” will be from 6-8 p.m., Dec. 8, in the SAS classroom. Free registration is open to all CYSS registered children in grades K-6 until Dec. 8. Contact June Walker for info at 52158. BASE LAUNDRY TO BE CLOSED for renovation from Dec. 8-11. Business resumes on Dec. 12. KWAJALEIN RUNNING CLUB’S 2012 Paupers’ Marathon and Relay is Dec. 10. The course is 10 loops (~2.6 miles each) of the base housing area, with race headquarters at Namo Weto Youth Center. Teams can consist of between two and 10 members! Pre-registration is due by Dec. 8. Questions, call Bob at 51815. 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. THE DECEMBER KWAJALEIN SCHOOL Advisory Council public meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 in the Elementary Coconut room. The public is invited to attend. 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! CYSS OPEN REC EVENT “Boys Night Out” will be from 6-8 p.m., Dec. 15, in the SAS classroom. Free registration is open to all CYSS registered children in grades K-6 until Dec. 15. Contact June Walker for info at 52158. SCUBA SANTA arrives at Emon Beach Dec. 16 at sunset followed by the Yacht Club’s Parade of Lights. Bring your beach chairs and enjoy the festivities. 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. THERE WILL BE a ladies golf clinic from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Jan. 8 to Feb. 5. This clinic is for women looking to get a taste of how fun golf can be while learning the fundamentals and rules. Register with Tony at the golf course. Cost is $40 and must be paid at the time of enrollment. Questions, call Tony Savage at 53768. DUE TO CONSTRUCTION at the Roi-Namur Fuel Pier, the pier is off limits for non-essential personnel. This includes any shing activities on or off work hours until the construction is complete. For your protection, do not enter the construction area at the pier. DUE NON CONSTRUCTION elo Roi-Namur Fuel Pier, ro rejab jerbal elo roi fuel pier ejab meliem iar bar e. Fishing ejab meliem elo awa in jerbal ko. Keab elo aleop awa ko. Rejerbal wot emeliem. THE CWF HAS COOKBOOKS for sale. They are hard copy and sell for $10 each. If you would like one you can call Marge at 52586 or Joyce at 51938. ISLAND RESIDENTS: We need your help collecting Box Tops for Education. 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: When replacing printer and copier cartridges, please mail the cartridge back to the manufacturer for recycling. Recycling cartridges help reduce solid waste and saves land ll space. SAFELY SPEAKING: Common Causes of Hand Injuries: hands or ngers struck by hammer; pinched between objects being moved; cut by sharp objects; pierced by splinters; burned by hot objects and chemicals; caught in moving machinery. M i l i t a r y Military C a s u a l t i e s Casualties Petty Of cer 1st Class Kevin R. Ebbert, 32, of Arcata, Calif., died Nov. 24 while supporting stability operations in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. Ebbert was assigned to an East Coastbased Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia Beach, Va. Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr., 25, of Island Heights, N.J., died Monday 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, Dec. 1, 2012 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 72.18 inches Yearly deviation: -12.67 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny 20% ENE-E at 9-14 knots Monday Partly Sunny 10% ENE-E at 10-15 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 10% ENE-E at 11-16 knots Wednesday Partly Sunny 20% ENE-E at 11-16 knots Thursday Mostly Cloudy 20% ENE-E at 12-17 knots Friday Mostly Cloudy 20% NE-E at 12-17 knotsImportant Information: Reclaimed Water System (Northwestern Tip, Industrial End of Kwajalein One of the seven routine sampling points within the reclaim (non-potable) water distribution system on Kwajalein Island frequently does not meet the chlorine residual standard (chlorine residual below the compliance level). Although this situation does not require you to take any precautions, public noti cation is required annually under these circumstances. The USAKA Environmental Standards require that water entering, and within the reclaim water distribution system meets certain residual chlorine levels to reduce the potential for bacteriological growth. In 2005, one of the sampling points at the northwestern portion of Kwajalein was changed from the photo lab to the liquid nitrogen plant to better re ect the extremities of the distribution system. This new sampling point shows residual chlorine levels which are less than the minimum compliance standard. The low chlorine residual is associated with user locations northwest of Olympus Drive on the industrial end of the island. It is important to note that the water entering the distribution systems is acceptable and all other sampling points meet or exceed compliance standards. What Does This Mean? As a precaution, daily samples will continue to be collected and analyzed for coliform bacteria each time the chlorine residual falls below the compliance level. Samples taken thus far have been negative (or nondetect) for the presence of coliform bacteria. What Is Being Done To Correct The Problem? A reduction in the diameter of the reclaimed water lines will prevent water from sitting in the pipes long enough to expend its chlorine. Contact the Utilities Department at 51847 or the Environmental Department at 51134 if you have any questions regarding this notice or the suitability of the water systems. Sunrise Moonrise High Tide Low Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:49 a.m. 9:23 p.m. 5:54 a.m. 3.3' 11:42 a.m. 0.0' 6:28 p.m. 9:22 a.m. 6:04 p.m. 4.2' --------------------Monday 6:49 a.m. 10:11 p.m. 6:27 a.m. 3.1' 12:30 a.m. -0.1' 6:28 p.m. 10:07 a.m. 6:36 p.m. 4.0' 12:14 p.m. 0.2' Tuesday 6:50 a.m. 10:59 p.m. 7:04 a.m. 3.0' 1:06 a.m. 0.1' 6:29 p.m. 10:51 a.m. 7:13 p.m. 3.8' 12:50 p.m. 0.4' Wednesday 6:50 a.m. 11:48 p.m. 7:49 a.m. 2.8' 1:47 a.m. 0.3' 6:29 p.m. 11:34 a.m. 7:59 p.m. 3.5' 1:35 p.m. 0.7' Thursday 6:51 a.m. --------------8:50 a.m. 2.7Â’ 2:38 a.m. 0.5' 6:29 p.m. 12:16 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 3.2 2:39 p.m. 1.0' Friday 6:51 a.m. 12:36 a.m. 10:13 a.m. 2.8' 3:44 a.m. 0.6' 6:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 10:24 p.m. 2.9' 4:12 p.m. 1.2' Dec. 8 6:52 a.m. 1:27 a.m. 11:43 a.m. 3.0' 5:04 a.m. 0.6' 6:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 11:57 p.m. 2.9' 5:56 p.m. 1.0'