The Kwajalein hourglass

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K e n d a l l W e s t h o f f 1 5 i s t h e f i r s t p l a c e f i n i s h e r f o r t h e 2 0 1 2 P a u p e r s Â’ Kendall Westhoff, 15, is the first place finisher for the 2012 PaupersÂ’ M a r a t h o n h e l d M o n d a y F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 6 Marathon held Monday. For more, see page 6. P h o t o b y S h e i l a G i d e o n Photo by Sheila Gideon


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 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 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 Thumbs Up!Â… to AAFES for nally receiving potholders in the stores! Holla!... to the Post Of ce workers for getting our holiday packages out in an ef cient and friendly manner! We appreciate your extra hard work over the past month.... to those shift workers who had to work, despite it being a holiday. Thank you for keeping our power running, water owing, planes landing safely and our bellies full. ... to the Boy Scouts for passing out candy canes at Caf Paci c. Need to submit a For Sale Ad or Community Notice? Want to submit a photo for the View from Kwaj or Dispatch From Roi page? Read all about deadlines and submission requirements in the Frequently Asked Questions document on the Hourglass intranet page. Go to the Kwajweb homepage > Community > Hourglass. Any questions, call 52114.


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012SpaceX departed Kwajalein After ve years at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, the SpaceX program moved on. While at USAKA, SpaceX launched ve vehicles from Omelek. All launches were with the Falcon 1 launch vehicle. Respective dates of the launches were: March 24, 2006; March 21, 2007; Aug. 3, 2008; Sept. 29, 2008 and Aug. 14, 2009. Turtles released into wildA town hall was held to discuss the release of two male green sea turtles housed at the Dr. Ott Turtle Pond on Kwajalein. Driving factors included the fact that the turtles were an endangered species; with the death of the female, reproduction was no longer possible; and they would be exposed to a variety of foods in the wild they could not get in the enclosed pond.Air Force Space Command group toured radar sites The commander for Air Force Space Command got a rsthand look at the radar and Global Positioning System facilities on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur during a visit to U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. Gen. William Shelton and several one-star generals from his staff came to Kwajalein to visit facilities and discuss future efforts of cooperation and coordination between the Air Force and Army in the arena of space operations. Kwajalein 4-H recognized Kwajalein’s 4-H club was mentioned in Military 4-H Program Coordinator Carmen Golay’s blog, “Small but Mighty! 4-H on Kwajalein.” While most 4-H clubs around the world also conduct similar programming and projects, Kwajalein has been recognized for excellence amongst the others. Great Bridge got a lift The Great Bridge Kwajalein’s second-largest sea-going vessel, was hoisted above the water line on island for the rst time since 2004. The vessel underwent replacement of the port and starboard keel coolers for the main engines, the pintle bolts were retightened, the stoppers re-welded and painting of the areas where the vessel is moored to the pier; this was all accomplished in only 96 hours. The Syncrolift registered the Great Bridge weight at 620 tons. Coast Guard Admiral paid USAKA commander a visit Rear Adm. Charles Ray, U.S. Coast Guard District 14 commander, and Col. Joseph Gaines, former USAKA commander, discussed the possibility of future cooperation between the two services here at Kwajalein. Ray toured facilities on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. Coast Guard District 14 is headquartered in Honolulu and responsible for the Coast Guard mission in the Paci c region.


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012Great Bridge crew saved 101 stranded near Lib USAKAÂ’s Great Bridge was called into action on a search and rescue mission and towed a disabled boat carrying 101 people back to Ebeye. The Enin Meto contacted Harbor Control to request rescue of their vessel. They were traveling from Lib to Ebeye with 90 adults and 11 children when its engines failed and it lost power. The Great Bridge departed with two Kwajalein Fire Department EMTs, picked up crew members on Ebeye and headed out of South Pass for the 25-mile journey to the stranded Enin Meto Fighting high seas and strong winds, the Great Bridge captained by Ron Sylvester, successfully and safely towed the vessel through the night back to Ebeye, with all 101 passenger aboard. Mahi Mayhem Derby netted impressive catches The Mahi Mayhem Fishing Derby was a two-day shing event on Kwajalein. Captains and crews had the option of shing all day or a half day in hopes of landing the big ones to capture prize monies for rst, second and third place mahi-mahi and aggregate weight, or the total weight of all sh caught. There were 17 entries in the derby. Capt. Skip Bonham and crew Danny Bittner, Vernon Adcock and Rick Hill captured the rst place category with a 20.5-pound mahi-mahi. Capt. Jeff Sudderth and crew Chris Maurer, Bill Eisele and Laura Callaway won second. Capt. Corey Wiley and crew Jon Renegar, Leck Hall and Dawson Wiley captured the third place win. Black marlin reeled in big money Capt. Skip Bonham and crew members Vernon Adcock, Danny Bittner and Rick Hill captured the marlin category of the Sunday Series Challenge in the 68th week of the challenge. The scale con rmed the marlin was a winner when it registered the weight of 291 pounds. The total prize money awarded was $1,577. Kwajalein Atoll Memorial Day celebrated Marshallese and American guests gathered together on Ebeye to celebrate the 68th anniversary of Kwajalein Atoll Memorial Day. There were several guest speakers. Kwajalein Atoll Senator/Iroij Michael Kabua spoke rst, followed by Chairman/Iroij Kotak Loeak. The newly elected president of the RMI, President/Iroij Christopher Loeak, spoke next. He was followed by former U.S. Ambassador to the RMI Martha Campbell. Kwajalein Atoll Minister Tony deBrum also spoke. Indonesian Tall Ship Dewaruci visited The Indonesian tall ship KRI Dewaruci sailed into the Kwajalein lagoon, greeted by throngs of delighted residents. The crewmembers greeted visitors, refu-


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 eled, restocked the ship and got prepared for the dayÂ’s festivities. The Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School Band marched down Echo Pier to welcome the sailors, then crewmembers joined in the parade down Lagoon Road to the soccer eld for a friendly match against a band of soccer enthusiasts. Later, the crew was treated to an island potluck at Emon Beach Pavilion. Tours of the ship were offered to residents. Runners loved the 35th Sweetheart Relay Kwajalein Running Club conducted the 35th Annual Sweetheart Relay. Twelve teams of four runners competed. A team of secondand third-grade girls started rst, led by 7-year-old Jenna Gray. A team of four high school boys had to wait a full 11 minutes and 25 seconds to begin. The youngest team member was six and the oldest 70. The winning team was Anne Jahnke, Stephanie Los, Ted Trimble and anchor Jon Jahnke. 50 Years of Service Celebrated What began as just an experiment 50 years ago proved to be a successful and vital asset to the defense and security of the United States. The Kiernan Reentry Measurements Site conducts critical ballistic missile testing and space surveillance on Kwajalein Atoll. It began with the construction of the Target Resolution and Discrimination Experiment (TRADEX) in 1961. During its 50 years of operation, KREMS has participated in over 900 ballistic missile tests. Today, KREMS continues to provide high-quality radar and optical measurements under the direction of Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Lincoln Laboratory. Current and alumni MIT/LL staff, along with several distinguished guests, congregated at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll to celebrate 50 years of service with a series of events sponsored by MIT/LL. The visit culminated on Roi-Namur with technical tours of KREMS, followed by a ceremony to commemorate 50 years of Lincoln LaboratoryÂ’s presence at Kwajalein Atoll. Music by Roman Rudnytsky Roman Rudnytsky, an internationally active concert pianist, performed a series of concerts on Kwajalein and Roi. He played for Roi residents at the Outrigger Club, presented a concert for Kwajalein school students and performed for Kwajalein music lovers in the Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School Multi-Purpose Room. EOD team transported 5-inch projectile from Ebeye to Kwajalein for disposal The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team transported a U.S. Navy MK34 series 5-inch projectile found on Ebeye back to Kwajalein for disposal. The projectile was red and in an armed condition; luckily, the nose fuze, which is the most dangerous part, had been sheared off.


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012Downwind Dash runners blew past nish line Eighth-grader Kendall Westhoff was the ‘blow away’ winner of Kwajalein Running Club’s 32nd Annual Downwind Dash 1-mile run, in 5 minutes and 6 seconds. Fellow eighth-grader Michael Sykes followed in 5:28, just steps ahead of adult Eric England in 5:29. For the ladies, rst place went to rst-time participant Kathye Knight in 6:10. The Kwajalein Weather Station recorded 17 m.p.h. sustained winds. The runners traveled straight down Ocean Road/Zeus Boulevard, aside Holmberg Fairways with the wind almost directly at their backs. Students showed off variety of talents to raise money for “Operation Baby Bag” The Teen Variety Show was sponsored by Keystone Club and Girl Talk. The reasoning behind the variety show was inspiring. Donations were taken at the door and used to support the Baby Bag Fund. “Operation Baby Bag” was started by Girl Talk, a peer-to-peer mentoring group for girls in grades 7-12 at Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School, to purchase supplies for families in need on Ebeye. The show consisted of 15 acts with “commercial breaks” in between. The students picked some of the best-known and probably most annoying AFN commercials aired over and over again and acted them out. U.S. Army Soldier went the extra mile to train in maritime search and rescue tactics One of our own made history as the rst U.S. Army Soldier to complete the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Search Planning course in Yorktown, Va. Maj. Shawn Hebert, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll provost marshal, attended and completed the course March 2. The course was an almost 4-week training designed to educate U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Air Force personnel, as well as international students (of cers and enlisted) who perform Maritime Search Planning in the coastal and oceanic environments. Underdogs took home coveted coconut trophy The 2012 Kwajalein basketball season ended March 16 after two days of intense championship games. In the junior high league, Alley-Oops seemed to be the favored team. They were undefeated through the entire season. The Jawks nished the season with ve wins and ve losses, but had more talent than their record gave them credit for. Jawks’ Annie Hepler led all scorers with 20 points, taking the underdog Jawks to a victory. In the adult league championships, Hoops were the favorites to win. Underdogs Icey Hot came to play. In the nal minutes, Jon Jahnke buried a three-pointer to tie the game, sending them into overtime. The game remained close and the rst overtime ended in a tie. Local rules provided a sudden death free throw shoot-out. Hoops shot rst and missed, then Eugene Langinbelik hit the free throw for Icey Hot, sending them home with the coconut trophy. Close records made for exciting championships Fourteen teams of highly skilled bowlers participated in another season of bowling. Each league was eight weeks of excitement.


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012High Tolerance showed no mercy throughout the two-game championship match and ended with one of the highest team scores of the season – 901. The two-game championship between The Mutley Crew and Ballums was just as exciting. The Mutley Crew dominated in the rst game, 830-758. Ballums worked a little magic in the second game with a 918886 score. This left the teams tied and a 9th and 10th frame roll-off ensued. The nal score of the roll-off was 147-81, crowning Ballums champions. A Night at the Oscars The Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School National and Junior National Honor Societies brought Hollywood to Kwajalein at their re-make of Coffee Shop. This year, the MP Room was transformed into a glam Hollywood lounge. Spartan Expresso was open and served coffees, frappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate and more. Once guests got settled, the entertainment portion of the evening began. Live music and videos were displayed for the audience. The night ended with an awards ceremony, celebrating categories such as best cinematography, best bloopers and best special effects for each of the videos shown that evening.. Divers, Sequoia crew searched Kwajalein lagoon The King sher was a two-seater scout plane from the USS New Mexico On Jan. 31, 1944, it was shot down while ying over Ebeye. Kwajalein resident Dan Farnham began a project to locate the King sher in August 2011. After much research, he contacted Chief Warrant Of cer 2 Joseph Toth of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia about potential support for the project. The Sequoia team assisted with the search. Though the plane was not found, Farnham and Toth analyzed the imaging, which will hopefully lead to information and some closure for a serviceman’s family. Turbo Turtles claimed another victory in the pool The dominant Turbo Turtles brought home their second inner tube water polo championship in three years with a commanding win over Lacedaemonians. The Turbo Turtles put an exclamation point on their one-loss season with a 63-36 victory. Swim Team members medaled big in Guam Seven members of the Kwajalein Swim Team competed in the Guam International Invitational. Chance Bowser, 13, achieved a second place nish for his age group in the 100 backstroke. Annie Hepler, 15, easily won gold in the 50 butter y. Giordan Harris, 18, also swam the 50 y and placed third. In the 100 freestyle, Valisa Lokboj, 12, took bronze and Colleen Furgeson, 13, took silver. Harris won silver in his age group, while Hepler placed third. In the 50 breaststroke, Phillip Kinono won gold, Ferguson won silver, and both Alice Joji and Lokboj won bronze in their age groups. In the 200 individual medley, Harris won the bronze. In the afternoon session, Lokboj and Bowser earned bronze medals for the 50 backstroke. Kinono and Ferguson each earned gold in the 100 breaststroke in their age groups. In the 50 freestyle, Hepler and Harris both medaled in their age groups; Hepler took silver and Harris took bronze.


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 Spring Break Music Festival The annual Spring Break Music Festival had something for everyone to enjoy. Local musicians got their best acts together and performed overlooking Emon Beach while eager listeners gathered around the stage. There were also plenty of talented dancers including the Kwajalein Polynesian Revue Dancers and Karen Brady and her Tiny Dancers.The Kwajalein Yacht Club sponsored the Chili Cook-off. The overall winner was Noble Kaluhiokalani. The People’s Choice winner was Dax Mitchell. The Original category winner was Josh Cole. Buck Blackwell got rst place in Traditional and David Helm won the Hottest category. A handful of home brewers offered everything from thick stouts to wine and tasty root beer. Morgan Nicholson’s New Wave Pale Ale was the rst pick for the home brew contest. Scouts challenged at campThe Boy Scouts camped out in the old trailer area during the week of Easter break. The camp was kept open so the boys could pick what events or badges they wanted to do and which nights they wanted to camp. Blocks of instruction for eight different merit badges were offered, including swimming, emergency preparedness, building a monkey bridge over the turtle pond, building animal traps, archery at the range and playing Capture the Flag. They even did two 10-mile hikes.Students developed leadership skills at mini youth forum on Roi-NamurThe Keystone Club held a mini Youth Leadership Forum on RoiNamur. Over the weekend, they played games that taught them about the six pillars of character They took a 7 a.m. ferry ride to Third Island. The club collected nine large boxes and bags that contained basketballs, soccer balls, footballs and volleyballs. The club donated the items to the school, but rst used them to play with the kids. Back on Roi, they toured ALTAIR and TRADEX. The teens had one last meeting where they discussed issues that affect Kwaj teens.Local artisans showed their wares at craft fair, photo exhibitIsland residents showed off their talent and creativity at the annual Craft Fair and Photo Exhibit. There was a wide assortment of items including some island-inspired items such as photography, pottery, jewelry and shirts. Community members voted on the displayed photos and the winners appeared in the 2013 Kwaj Calendar.Residents tested evacuation procedures Kwajalein and Roi-Namur residents heard the sirens indicating “Pending Disaster” and “Evacuate to Shelters.” It was just a drill, but these sirens signaled the rst test of the shelters since the devastating tsunami in Japan during March 2011. Over 300 residents evacuated during the drill. IMCOM transition started The Secretary of the Army formally signed a directive to begin the realignment and transfer of all base operations from SMDC/ARSTRAT to IMCOM, culminating a long study team process led on island by USAKA Deputy to the Commander Joe Moscone, and from Huntsville, Ala., Lt. Col. Brian Soldon.


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012RustMan Triathlon There were a total of 13 teams and 21 individuals who completed the 33rd annual RustMan SwimBike-Run Triathlon. Chad McGlinn was the overall winner in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 36 seconds – a new men’s masters record. McGlinn also marked a new men’s individual fastest bike segment at 1:03:25; the old record belonged to Alan Calvert at 1:07:18, set in 2010. Ladies winner Krystal Peterson broke the 2:20:00 barrier in 2:18:16 – a remarkable personal best over her last participation in 2006. Kendall Westhoff, an eighth grader, smashed the male junior high record with a 2:19:17 rst-time performance. The old record was 2:28:57 by Dan Hillman way back in 1992. The winning team of Shawn Brady, Calvert and Shawn Hebert pushed the team record under the 2-hour barrier at 1:59:21. Calvert rode his bike at an unprecedented, blazing 9-minutes per air eld loop, lowering that segment record from 1:03:27 way down to 1:00:21. Laser Tag came to Kwaj Kwajalein Sports Association presented its highly anticipated Laser Tag gaming system. Kids and adults of all ages showed up to try out Kwajalein’s newest form of entertainment. It was a hit! The new Laser Tag set up was purchased by KSA and was supported by Kwajalein’s Quality of Life Fund for the community’s use. Kwajalein cyclists joined race overseasSeventeen Kwajalein cyclists gathered at the Marshallese Cultural Center to attempt up to 100 miles around the Kwajalein air eld – all for a good cause. The third annual 100 mile bike-a-thon was conducted in coordination with the main event held stateside. The Kwajalein event was organized by Jon Jahnke. Seven of the 17 cyclists nished all 100 miles: Alex and Chad McGlinn, Rich Erekson, Alan Calvert, Randy Sliva, Josh Grif n and Jahnke. All proceeds went to the American Cancer Society.Two-weekend tournament brought out more than 60 golfers from Kwaj, RoiThe 44th annual Coral Open golf tournament hosted the largest number of golfers in recent years. More than 60 golfers participated, 10 of them from Roi-Namur, which was also a record. At the end of a two-weekend tournament, golfers and guests gathered together at Emon Beach for a banquet to recognize the winners and hand out highly anticipated door prizes. First place nishers for each ight were Fred Cunningham, Dino Lakjohn, Helbert Alfred, Malcolm Gowans and Mary Cisler-Long.Torch Club raised money to purchase school supplies for students on Ebeye Students at Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School nished the school year with a fundraiser for their neighboring students. The CYSS Torch Club held their second annual “Run for Heart” event. The students collected donations to purchase school supplies for elementary students on Ebeye. The participants followed a two-mile loop, walking or running their predetermined distance goal. Participants either took direct donations from community members or were sponsored a pledge per distance. In the end, the students raised a total of $1,300 to purchase school supplies.


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012Memorial Day ceremony honored the fallenResidents and active-duty military gathered at the agpoles to recognize and honor our nation’s fallen heroes.Respect was paid for our fallen comrades by the placing of the wreaths. They were placed at the bottom of the Operation Flintlock memorial, in front of the colors of the U.S. and RMI ags and at the base of the Second Raider Battalion memorial. A moment of silence was offered in remembrance of our nation’s fallen heroes, followed by a salute from the American Legion Post 44 ri e squad. Last, “Taps” was played by high school senior Alex Shotts. Students took another step toward high school graduation, adulthood Eighteen Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School seniors were honored at Island Memorial Chapel during the Baccalaureate service. Protestant Pastor Jon Olson opened with a prayer. The students and guests were blessed by the Good News Choir from the United Church of Christ on Ebeye, who sang two songs. Phil Lindert, KHS English teacher, was the motivational speaker of the evening. The second speaker, Glenn Hibberts, knew the graduating students well, either as their swim coach or mentor. The nal speakers were Matt and Mindi Gerber, who spoke to the students about their spiritual relationships. Senior Peninaimoana Sakaio was joined by her father Michael, classmate Reslinda Haferkorn, and Palepa Smith, for a hula presentation. Students Alex Shotts and Jacob Jahnke, accompanied by parent Ted Trimble on piano, performed “The Scientist” by Coldplay. Three months of softball came to an exciting end Yokwe Yuk and the Criminals faced off in the men’s A League softball championships. Pop-ups, critical errors and injuries plagued the Criminals as Yokwe Yuk slowly increased their lead. Yokwe Yuk played the underdog position for most of the season, but pulled their team together for the playoffs and won with authority. The B League championship game featured two Marshallese teams who took the league by storm. North Camp was the number one seed and favorite with a record of eight wins and only one loss. Their opponents were Au-Rah, who made a quick run in the beginning of the game, taking an early lead. They allowed their defense to hold back the powerful bats of North Camp and won the game 6-5. The Lollygaggers faced off against RF Hazards in the coed league championships. It looked as though the game was over going into the bottom of the 7th inning – RF Hazards were ahead by 10. Clutch hitting by the entire Lollygaggers team helped them overcome the de cit and win the championship game. HoAlohas and Spartans faced off in the Women’s League championship game. Just one game separated these two teams during the regular season. The Spar-


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 tans out-hit and out-scored the HoAlohas the entire game. A home run over the left eld fence by freshman Molly Premo put an exclamation point on the Spartans’ victory and sent the HoAlohas packing. The nal score was 12-1 in favor of the Spartans. Sgt. Maj. Hohn Wolf relinquished USAKA responsibilities Sgt. Maj. Hohn D. Wolf ended his tenure at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site in a Relinquishment of Responsibility ceremony at Island Memorial Chapel. Wolf addressed the attendees, thanking his wife of 26 years, Tammy, and his USAKA co-workers. Ferries arrived for smoother transit to Ebeye and Enniburr Four brand new ferries arrived at Kwajalein. The boats replaced the LCMs that made multiple daily runs back and forth from Kwajalein to Ebeye and from RoiNamur to Enniburr. The new vessels provide a safer and more comfortable ride. The boats have a capacity to carry 150 people. Graduation Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School hosted an intimate graduation ceremony for the 2012 seniors. With a grade point average of 3.989, valedictorian Jonathan Dane Bishop addressed his classmates. Scholarships from 15 different companies and associations were announced and handed out to the students. Alex Shotts and Jacob Jahnke were joined on stage by classmate Colby McGlinn and treated the audience to an emotional version of “Free Fallin’” by Tom Petty. The Class History told the story of how the Class of 2012 evolved. The Album of Memories slides was an opportunity to get a glimpse into the graduating students’ lives over the past 18 years. Baby, family and friend photos were shown of each student. Students thanked teachers Barbara Bicanich, Jamie Bowers and Phil Lindert for their support and guidance. KHS Principal Al Robinson, former U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Joseph Gaines and Sgt. Maj. Hohn Wolf, presented the diplomas. Col. Shannon L. Boehm appointed the 26th commander of U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll In a traditional U.S. Army change of command ceremony, Col. Joseph Gaines relinquished command of U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll to Col. Shannon Boehm. Guest speakers included former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Martha Campbell; David Kabua, RMI minister of health, representing the president of the RMI; Lt. Gen. Richard Formica, SMDC/ARSTAT commanding general; Gaines and Boehm. A reception was held after the ceremony. Attendees welcomed Boehm as the new USAKA commander, and bid farewell to Gaines.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 Kwajalein, Roi rocked with the Ugli Stick band The Ugli Stick performed on Kwajalein for the Independence Day celebration at Emon Beach. They also did an acoustic show for a packed house at the Vet’s Hall. On Roi, they played a full band show and packed the Outrigger with 80 people. The next evening, lead singer Eric “The Birdman” Erdman and guitar player Dale Drinkard Jr., did an almost 5-hour acoustic show at the Gabby Shack. Yellow Belts added to KRS ranksKRS utilizes Six Sigma to identify and realize cost savings through optimization of processes. KRS utilizes three levels of Six Sigma – Process Manager, Black Belt and Yellow Belt. Twenty new Yellow Belts were trained and added to the ranks at KRS – 18 at Kwajalein and two from Huntsville, Ala. The Yellow Belt class was taught by KRS’ resident Black Belt, Cheryle Johnson.Longtime Kwajalein resident Jim Schilling passed away After a long battle with cancer, Jim Schilling passed away. He lived on Kwajalein from 1971-75, 197783 and 1988-2012. He worked as the Manager of Voice Data and Timing. He was in the U.S. Navy and served in the Vietnam War. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 44 here on Kwajalein, and also served in the American Legion ri e squad. Island sergeant major signed in An assumption of responsibilities ceremony was held to welcome Sgt. Maj. Roderick Prioleau as the new senior advisor. Fellow USAKA/RTS staff and island residents welcomed him to the Kwajalein community. The highlight of the ceremony was the passing of the noncommissioned of cer sword. The sword bearer for the ceremony was Master Sgt. James Albrecht, senior enlisted advisor for Reagan Test Site. Joined by Albrecht were Prioleau and USAKA/RTS Commander Col. Shannon Boehm.


13The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 Rocket booster washed ashore at Mili Atoll A wing and the stage 1 motor of the Pegasus XL rocket, a winged, 3-stage, solid rocket booster, washed ashore on Jelbon Island at Mili Atoll. Orbital Sciences Corporation, in conjunction with NASA and U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site, successfully launched the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array from the Pegasus XL launch vehicle, which was attached to the L-1011 carrier aircraft, from Kwajalein in June. Local residents discovered the debris in July, and contacted the RMI Sea Patrol. A fact nding mission was organized through Orbital and USAKA to assess any impact on the atoll. On Aug. 3, a boat ferried the team to the site at Mili Atoll, a six hour trip from Majuro. The structure was spotted on the beach at the southern tip of the atoll. Plans were put in motion to remove the structure. MIT hosted RMI interns for fth year in a row Out of 16 potential candidates, two impressed enough to be chosen for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Lincoln Laboratory information technology internship. Bobby Andrew and Richard Reyes participated in the fth year of the program offered at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll this summer. The 10-week internship offered by MIT/LL focused on networking and computer system administration. Both Andrew and Reyes were students at the College of the Marshall Islands in Majuro. Makeover on Meck Island A major renovation to Meck Island took place to prepare for increased usage. Temporary housing and support tents looked similar to the dome housing occupying the northern end of Kwajalein. The project was ongoing since March. One of the major projects that took place was the reactivation of the dining facility, which had not been in use since 2006. Workers were provided hot meals three times a day. A ribbon cutting ceremony was also held for the opening of the various temporary tents erected. This included temporary housing and the Morale, Welfare and Recreation tent. In total, 23 individual projects were carried out on Meck. It was a joint effort between Chugach, KRS, Missile Defense Agency and USAKA staff. KHS students attended prestigious summer internships Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School senior Hayden Heidle got a taste of post high school life by attending the Summer Leaders Seminar at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He participated in a oneweek seminar to give students a glimpse of what life would be like if they were accepted into the academy. KHS junior Kaulu Kaluhiokalani scored a summer internship for the State of Hawaii Senate Majority Leader Senator Brickwood Galuteria at the State Capitol. He spent the month of July working a regular Monday through Friday, 8-hour workday with Galuteria. As an intern, he did typical duties one would think: led papers, made copies and ran errands. He attended several meetings for GaluteriaÂ’s campaign, attended some bill signings and even met Governor Neil Abercrombie.


14The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 Kwajalein schools began classes Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School students met their new teachers and went over rules and goals with Superintendent Al Robinson. “Faux” seniors entered the MP Room, decked out in hoodies and sunglasses. Their revelry was nipped in the bud when the curtains opened on stage, revealing the true Senior Class of 2013. They admonished the imposters, and rewarded the student body with candy tossed from the stage. Small country, big competition Four athletes from the RMI were on hand for the London games: two-time Olympian Haley Nemra, competing in the women’s 800 meter race; Timi Garstang, in the men’s 100 meter run; Ebeye resident Giordan Harris, who swam the men’s freestyle 50 meter race and Kwajalein resident Ann-Marie Hepler, who swam in the women’s 50 meter. Emon Beach lled with relaxing residents, visiting Soldiers for Labor Day beach party The holiday began early with the Swap Meet. Tables were set up under tents where residents could sell their wares and shop for needed items. Volleyball players took advantage of the early morning break from the usual Kwaj heat for the doubles tournament hosted by Community Activities. Winners were Laura Callaway and Jeff Sudderth. Local musicians took turns on the main stage, providing cover and original tunes for beach-goers. Later that evening, karaoke was available. Splash for Trash brought in a big haul About 60 volunteers came out for Kwajalein Scuba Club’s sixth annual Splash for Trash event, including divers, snorkelers and shoreline walkers. The volunteers collected a massive pile of debris, making this a fun and productive event. The cleanup extended from the airport to DSC, both ocean side and lagoon side. Divers and snorkelers went in at Emon Beach, ski area and North Point. Armbruster named U.S. Ambassador to RMI Thomas Hart Armbruster of New York, was sworn in as Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands on Aug. 16. He paid his rst of cial visit to U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, touring hospital and school facilities, the Marshallese Cultural Center and traveled to RoiNamur to explore the radars and historical WWII sites. USAKA commander outlined priorities, philosophies, goals at rst town halls Col. Shannon Boehm held the rst community town halls 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 Kwajalein evening town hall for residents brought a standing room only attendance. Boehm outlined his priorities and answered residents’ questions. Questions were diverse in each of the forums, and Boehm assured the different audiences he would provide answers to each of their questions, though they may have to come at a later time.


15The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 IMCOM transition: the evolution began U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll added another command to the islands. Oct. 1 marked the beginning of the transition for USAKA from USASMDC to Installation Management Command for the governing of base operations, mission support and facilities management. 35th annual Columbus Day Run hosted large turnout, broken records, barbecue There were 110 runners and walkers lined up on Lagoon Road in the pre-dawn darkness. The eld included around 40 visitors. The start got off at 6 a.m. Eighteen participants completed two island perimeters, or 13.04 miles, and the rest did one loop at 6.52 miles. Participants, families and friends gathered at Emon Pavilion for presentation of certi cates and custom T-shirts. They also enjoyed a holiday barbecue.Manit Day Manit Day was a celebration of Marshallese culture, and Kwajalein residents were treated to a fascinating glimpse into our host nationÂ’s exceptional traditions. Throughout the event, spectators were shown demonstrations of weaving, coconut husking and re making. People were introduced to delights like coconut rice balls and pandanus fruits. Close championship games in soccer In the MenÂ’s Championship, Crush took on FC Swollen. While they may not have had as impressive a record as Crush, they came to play. Regular play ended in a tie, which sent the game into sudden death overtime. No score led to a shootout. It came down to the very last kicker to determine who won the game. Travis Cornett smashed the ball into the net and sent Crush home with the coconut trophy. In the WomenÂ’s league, Spartans I had only lost one game to team Go Green, and that is who they faced in the championships. Spartans started with a big lead, but Go Green fought back to keep it close towards the end. SpartansÂ’ Annie Hepler was not only the high scorer for her team, but also for the league. She put away ve goals in the championship game and Spartans went home with the coconut trophy. Local author published books with sons as illustratorsSusannah Prenoveau blended her writing talents with her childrenÂ’s creative imagination at home to create stories for the pre-school set. Prenoveau wanted to get her stories published, and she wanted to include her sons in the process. She asked the boys which stories they would like to see in print, and then enlisted them to illustrate their chosen books. The books were written by Prenoveau, using her maiden name of Susannah Gray. Prenoveau is a training specialist for Child, Youth and School Services on Kwajalein, and is passionate about writing books.


16The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 Teen town hall pointed to concerns of Kwajalein youth U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander Col. Shannon Boehm hosted a teen town hall at the Davye Davis Multi-Purpose Room. Island youth were encouraged to voice their concerns. Many of the next generation’s questions mirrored those brought up at the town halls in September. One youth inquired about the rumored residential internet. The teen town hall concluded with some remarks from USAKA senior enlisted advisor Sgt. Maj. Roderick Prioleau. He talked to the students about how the residents can be assured the colonel has the best interest at heart for everyone here. He encouraged the students to ask themselves what they can do to improve the quality of life in this tight-knit community. Retirements Huston Sorimle retired from the Kwajalein hospital after a 32-year tenure. Sorimle worked as a nursing assistant since 1981. Alan Mohang started working on Kwajalein in 1965, and decided it was nally time to hang up his hat at the fuel farm and spend time with his family. KRS president Cynthia Rivera presented Mohang with a certi cate of appreciation. Kwajalein schools held mock presidential elections Ric Fullerton, government teacher at the Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High school, wanted his students to feel a signi cant impact from presidential elections. For the past three elections, Fullerton has organized an activity focusing on the upcoming presidential election and several issue topics. A political rally was held where students acted as the contenders, and delivered their speeches with familiar in ections of their characters. President Barack Obama was played by junior Scott Swanby, while junior John Sholar acted as Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Senior Jamie Simpson performed as emcee for the rally, introducing each of the candidates to much fanfare. Kailua Bay Buddies celebrated Hawaiian jams on Kwajalein, Roi-Namur The Kailua Bay Buddies were not the ukulele-strumming Hawaiian band many residents were expecting. Instead, their shows consisted of an eclectic mix ranging from swing to easy listening and Hawaiian to hard rock. After some rescheduling due to weather, Kwajalein residents were treated to a show at the Vet’s Hall and at the Multi-Purpose Room. The band also ew up to Roi-Namur for a show at the Outrigger. Band members Clayton Apilando, Darrell Aquino and Mark Caldeira let the crowd control the show, soliciting suggestions from the audience and proving they could play most. The band also ended each show with a fun sing-along to the “Gilligan’s Island” theme song. KRS employees recognized for hard work, dedication in FY12 An award ceremony was held Nov. 10 at Emon Beach for Kwajalein Range Services employees to thank them for their hard work and dedication. KRS President Cynthia Rivera congratulated employ-


17The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012ees for an outstanding year and discussed key performance highlights they should all be proud of. Rivera reviewed milestones achieved throughout the year. She handed out Presidential awards to a few standout groups. She closed by thanking everyone for their dedication and hard work. Common community concerns addressed at AAFES town hall In order to promote open communication with the Kwajalein community, a town hall was held with the Kwajalein Army and Air Force Exchange Services General Manager Jeff Sweetenburg to discuss issues and concerns regarding AAFES stores and services. Sweetenburg addressed recent concerns of the community including a pest problem and sanitary issues discovered in Building 816 in October and the closing of Baskin Robbins. Residents’ concerns included shortages of products in the stores, pricing, job opportunities, high speed internet and Black Saturday sales. Sweetenburg closed by mentioning that work had already begun to correct some of the big issues and he would work on the rest of the community concerns in the upcoming weeks. Marshallese Trade Fair The Marshallese Trade Fair was 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 had an opportunity to shop for exclusive items that are not readily available year-round. There were 37 vendors and an estimated 300 island residents who attended the trade fair. Outside, there was fresh yellow n tuna, marlin, big eye tuna, octopus, tuna jerky and lobster. Inside you found tables lled with handmade purses, jewelry, wall 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. Students, teachers entertained with songs, skits, dances at Kwajalein high school Turkey Bowl Every year, the students of Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School look forward to a fun lled day of numerous festivities called Turkey Bowl. 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. Events included class cheers, singing and dancing acts, comedy skits and lip syncing by both students and teachers. For the nale, Jamie Simpson walked the school through the seniors’ musical past with hit songs from their childhood such as Barney, Pokemon, Britney Spears, Lil’Mama, Hannah Montana, Justin Bieber, Wiz Khalifa, and nally Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” That afternoon, the entire high school headed to Camp Hamilton for fun and games.


18The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012Holidays on the Atoll The 45th annual Tree Lighting was one of the most highly anticipated community events of the year and had its own quirks. Santa arrived in an Outrigger canoe. Instead of a sleigh, he rode into town on a trailer pulled by a tractor. The community gathered downtown and watched performances while everyone waited for it to get dark enough to light the palm tree. Finally, Lt. Col. Dean Wiley took the stage to welcome the community and call Santa up on stage. After a drum roll courtesy of the high school band, Santa pushed RudolphÂ’s nose and lit the tree. Pure Polynesia took the stage and continued to perform throughout the evening. Meanwhile, crafts, food and raf es were ongoing for all to enjoy. Great weather, shing at Aggregate Weight Derby The Aggregate Weight Fishing Derby held on Kwajalein was a great success with just about perfect weather conditions and lots of sh caught. TeamsÂ’ catches weighed in at just under 1,000 pounds of sh from all different categories There were a total of 13 teams comprised of KwajaleinÂ’s nest anglers in the derby. A total of $1,800 in prize monies were awarded to the top three teams with the heaviest aggregate weight by sh category. 15-year-old nished rst at marathon Kwajalein Running Club conducted the 31st Annual PaupersÂ’ Marathon and Relay. The course consisted of 10 approximately 2.6-mile loops around the north side of Kwajalein Island, traveling largely on Ocean and Lagoon Roads. Nine residents completed the entire marathon, most of them electing to start at 3 a.m., coinciding with the 5 a.m. start of the Honolulu Marathon, two time zones away. Running his rst marathon ever, the overall winner was 15-year-old ninth-grader Kendall Westhoff in 4 hours, 15 minutes and 57 seconds. First for the ladies was Christi Cardillo in 4:39:20. Two match victories in volleyball championships The 2012 volleyball league was set up differently this year. There was a high school league with all student teams, and the A League was all adults, except for the Spartans varsity team. The intensity and competition were no different than previous years. Undefeated Ohana claimed the coconut trophy for the school league, while the Floaters took the championship title for the A League.


19The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 DISPATCH FROM ROI January2012 Atoll Cup After a three year hiatus, the Atoll Cup returned. Referred to by some as, “The Best Dang Golf Tourney in the Paci c,” the tournament did not disappoint. Players from Kwajalein made the short ight, or for some, sail, to Roi-Namur for the weekend. A get-together at the Outrigger Club got the competitive, yet friendly, banter owing. As per usual, some Kwajalein residents played for the Roi team during the tournament. After a lot of back and forth on the leader board, it came down to the very last match on the very last hole to determine the winner. The Kwajalein team proudly reclaimed the Atoll Cup for 2012. After much deserved celebration, the tradition of awarding the Atoll Cup took place at the RNCC. Roi captain Dino Lakjohn congratulated Kwajalein captain Jeff Jones. Together, they popped open some champagne and lled the cup. Each member of the winning team took a victorious sip. The win was followed by a BBQ, prepared by the Roi team. FebruaryPianist Roman Rudnytsky entertained Roman Rudnytsky was a huge hit on Roi-Namur, entertaining an audience of 34 individuals who showed up to watch his performance. The room went silent as his ngers glided over the keys. He captivated his audience for two hours with only a 15-minute break. RoiNamur residents got to enjoy and experience a very talented and intellectual individual. MarchMMW operators recognized for support efforts Sandra Garrison, Tommy Drabek and Shelley Easter were recognized by the SMDC/ARSTRAT Commanding General Lt. Gen. Richard Formica for their outstanding support during recent reentry operations. Roi anglers caught big sh Roi-Namur Community Activities sponsored a shing tournament. Four crews participated and two were named winners by the end of the day. Team Ho Lo Kai caught the largest ono at 21.8 pounds and the largest mahi-mahi at 13 pounds. Team Power Plant claimed the prize for the largest yellow n, weighing in at 12.6 pounds. AprilRoi remembered Jim BodmerResidents of the Roi-Namur and Kwajalein communities held a Celebration of Life ceremony for Jim Bodmer, who passed away on March 31. Forty ve members of the community participated in the event at the Tradewinds Theater. Pastor Jon Olson talked for a few minutes about grief and loss. Community members shared tales of their colleague and friend. A video clip and photo show were presented.Annual ECCF Poker Run The annual Enniburr Children’s Christmas Fund Year In Review RNCC hosted the 2012 Atoll Cup in January. Residents cool down in the pool after the ECCF Poker Run in April. From left, Robin Badayos, Phil Roman, Keoke Kaiwi and Joe Rubon were the big winners of the fishing tournament in March.CONTINUED, page 20


20The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012Poker Run took place April 15. There were 20 participants and several other people who made donations to this great cause. The run started at the Golf Shack, made its way to the beach shacks, the bar and ended at the pool. Although everyone was a winner, the nal winner of the game was Ricky Reyna, with a full house. Total money raised was $650. May Roi Rats competed for softball championship The Roi Rats played the undefeated Brother’s All. Though game time was at 5:30 p.m., players and spectators gathered early. There was excitement in the air as game time neared. There were 85 people, including players and spectators, at the game. The Brother’s All team beat the Roi Rats 19 to 6. This made the fth season in a row for the undefeated Brother’s All. After the game, food was served and many congratulations were given. “Extreme Makeover Roi-Namur”San Juan Construction carpenters parked their truck in front of the new Plumbing/Carpenter Shop prior to the pre nal inspection. In the spirit of the TV show, “Extreme Makeover,” they all screamed, “Move that bus!” The truck was driven away from the entrance to allow the inspection team to enter and take a look at the new facility replacing the Korean War shop that was demolished in November 2011. The new building will be turned over to Kwajalein Range Services with a successful nal inspection.JuneMemorial Day celebrated Memorial Day weekend was kicked off with a night golf tournament. Thirty golfers gathered at the golf shack to play nine holes of golf with one club. Everyone donned themselves with glow-in-the-dark necklaces and bracelets, and set out on the lit up golf course. Monday brought beach activities. There was a sand sculpture event held at the Surf Shack. On Monday night, a “Kings of Leon” DVD was played at the theater. Total gym makeover Roi Community Activities took less than three days to completely empty out the gym and put it back together. It was a lot of good old fashioned hard work to get done in such a short time. All the equipment was moved, and the ooring and carpet were ripped out and replaced with new ooring. Several pieces of equipment came from the Ivey Gym and one piece from the Army Bulk Buy. New weights, stability and weighted medicine balls, music system, TV and DVD player were installed for use. The gym was arranged so it will be better for circuit training.July Coconut Cup RaceThe annual Roi Coconut Cup Race was sponsored by the Enniburr Children’s Christmas Fund group. The winds and currents were high on the water. There were six modi ed coconuts entered. Raymond Stigler’s number 29 and Gene Little eld’s number 22 took the lead. They were side by side for quite a while when Little eld’s sail got the big gust of wind it needed and went ying towards the nish line for rst place. The stock class had about 40 coconuts entered. After competing for his seventh time, Mark Swain’s “Altair Nut” nally took the lead and nished rst. Total money raised for the ECCF and kids on Enniburr was $1,900.UFO spotted on RoiOn July 13, a peculiar siting was witnessed over Roi-Namur. Some saw it as an “Unidenti ed Flying Object,” while others saw it as the new water tank dome on Roi-Namur. Whichever your interpretation, the new water tank received its cover. The 60-foot diameter by 30-foot high tank was built for raw water collection from the catchment basin along the runway


21The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012providing 550,000 gallons of natural rain water for processing and island use over the next decades.August Water tank replacement project nishedThe water tank replacement project was nally nished. San Juan Construction painter K.C. Kibin applied a few last minute coats of paint on the outside of the tank. Work for the task order included the design, construction and installation of a new 500,000 gallon potable water storage tank with a foundation, roof and all accessories required for function.September Roi lost resident, friend Oki Bennett, Roi Exchange retail manager, passed away Sept. 2. A memorial service was held on Kwajalein at the Small Chapel, and a Celebration of Life ceremony was held at the Roi Tradewinds Theater for friends and co-workers. Bennett arrived at Kwajalein in April 2011. He rst worked as the warehouse manager on Kwajalein for seven months, then moved to Roi. Bennett worked for the Exchange for 25 years. He was an active member of the Roi Sensing Committee and worked very hard to keep the Roi Exchange stocked for Roi residents. According to friends, he was an avid diver, Roi Rat and good friend. Boehm addressed Roi concerns, questions USAKA/RTS Commander, Col. Shannon Boehm, 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. He outlined his priorities, which included FTI-01, DIACAP and the IMCOM transition. He opened the oor for questions and comments; they included topics regarding AAFES laundry facilities, pricing at Third Island Store, produce and meat sales at AAFES, residential high-speed internet, IMCOM transition and the upcoming FY13 budget.Sgt. Maj. Roderick Prioleau was introduced and Boehm urged the Roi community to use him as a sounding board for Roi issues. October OktoberfestThe Outrigger Bar and Grill, along with Roi Community Activities, kicked off Oktoberfest. The Outrigger was festively decorated in autumn leaves and pumpkins. The bar and grill featured German beers and food. As the celebration went on, a few folks got into the German “oompa” spirit and a few chicken dances were spotted throughout the evening. NovemberMusical concert played for residents Performer Delaney Davis offered live music at the Gabby shack. The outdoor setting on the waterfront made the spot perfect for Davis with her magical and soft voice. Roi residents had the chance to kick back and listen to some beautiful mellow music with the full moon close to rising. Roi lost longtime worker, friendGabriel Clarose Ellamar, better known as Gabby, passed away Oct. 18, at the age of 72. He was a longtime resident of Roi-Namur. A memorial service was held in Huntsville, Ala. He most recently came from Lihue, Kauai Island in Hawaii. He worked in the Marshall Islands over 40 years. Gabby had many friends on both Roi and Kwajalein. Roi employees recognized for hard work and success in FY12A picnic and awards ceremony was held to recognize Roi workers for their dedication and hard work during FY12. KRS President Cynthia Rivera handed out certi cates and thanked individuals for their efforts throughout the year.DecemberAnnual RNCC Club Championship titles almost swept by one golferFifteen dedicated members of the Roi-Namur Country Club participated in the 2012 edition of the RNCC Annual Club Championship. Bob Emmert won the gross score championship and Sung Whitehead won the net score championship. Emmert would have won both titles except for an errant tee shot on hole 17 during the second weekend of competition. Year of fundraising for ECCF Christmas Party The Enniburr Children’s Christmas Fund Annual Christmas Party took place. Roi residents loaded the trucks to take all the gifts and goodies to the pier. Once they arrived at the Enniburr Pier, they went to the school, unloaded supplies, set up the games and played with all the kids. After lunch, a song and dance program was put on by the kids from the school. After the program, Santa came and gave the kids candy and the ECCF presented gifts to the community. The ECCF donated a $280 check to the school for payment of 20 students whose families could not afford to pay for them to go to school this year.Residents competed in the RNCC Club Championship in December.


22The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 Caf Pacific Lunch DinnerSunday Carved London Broil Crab Benedict Ham Marco Polo Thursday Roast Beef Buffalo Wings Mashed Potatoes Jan. 5 Meat Lasagna Vegetable Lasagna Garlic Toast Thursday Stir-fry to Order Baked Chicken Au Gratin Potatoes WednesdayRoast Top Round Beef Beer Battered Fish Roast ChickenFriday Mini Taco Bar Chicken Nuggets Lemon Herb Baked Cod Friday Chicken Stew Grilled Pork Chop Lyonnaise Potatoes Monday Herb Chicken Breast Quiche Lorraine White Rice WednesdayBeef Stew Ham/Cheese Croissant VegetablesSunday Fried Rice Vegetarian Pasta Chef’s Choice Entree Monday Swedish Meatballs Chicken/Peapod Stir-fry Parslied Noodles Tuesday Roast Turkey Gravy/Stuffing Mashed Potatoes Tuesday BBQ Pork Butt Mac and Cheese Steamed Potatoes Jan. 5 Tuna Casserole Meatloaf Peas and Carrots Religious ServicesCatholic 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Small Chapel 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel Protestant 8 a.m., Sunday, Traditional Service 9:15 a.m., Sunday School for all ages 10:45 a.m., Sunday, Contemporary Service All services at Island Memorial Chapel Roi-Namur service at 7 p.m., First and Third Friday of each month. Appointments with Fr. Vic available after dinner. Latter-day Saints 10 a.m., Sunday, CRC Room 3 Jewish Second Friday of the month in the REB. Times will vary. Contact the chaplain’s of ce at 53505 for more information. Blessed Sacrament 9:15 a.m., Tuesday, Island Memorial Chapel HELP WANTEDKRS AND CMSI job listings for on-island positions will be available at the Kwajalein, RoiNamur 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. WANTEDHOME FOR 2-YEAR-OLD Tabby cat. He’s affectionate and comes with enclosed litter box, toys, bag of food and litter. Cannot keep due to allergies. I work the night shift, so call 51625 and leave a message. LOSTSUNGLASSES, BLACK, at Food Court last week just before closing, might have been on window sill. Call 52229 and leave a message. PENN BATTLE SPINNING REEL with green braided shing line, possibly at the Shark Pit or near the Coral BQ. Call 50069. BIFOCAL GLASSES LENS, sometime last week. Call 51045. FOUNDRICE COOKER, behind the Teen Center on the bench next to the outdoor basketball court. It is currently at the Teen Center waiting to be claimed. Call Jared Barrick at 53796. RAY BAN SUNGLASSES, at the church on Sunday. Call 55625. PATIO SALEMONDAY, 8 a.m., quarters 215-A. PCS sale, everything must go, furniture, bike parts, plants and yard tools, picture matting and frames. No early birds. FOR SALESOLID STAINLESS electric smoker, with wood box, wood chips insert, drip pan, two shelves, and weather cover; $400. Call 52525. OAKLEY “M FRAME” wraparound sunglasses, gray lenses, with hard tted case that ts multiple lenses, $100; new Skechers “Galley” work shoes, size 13, $50. Call 51666. DISHWASHER, $100; Kitchenaid stand mixer with accessories, $200; blinds for 400-series housing, $100; charcoal grill, $75; microwave, $20; rugs, assorted sizes, $10-50; new marine stereo, $100; DVD player with surround set, $50; marine cooler, 100 gallon, $20. Call 52017 or 54316. SIX MARINE TROJAN T-105, 225 amps in two at 12 volts, 6 volt batteries in good condition, 5 years old, $25 each, or all for $100; Dell Latitude D600 laptop with Windows XP and marine software, including charting software and detailed marine charts of entire world, 80GB hard drive, RS232 and USB ports, in good condition, $260; cat crate, older but in good condition, $15; popular exercise/aerobics DVDs, $4 each. Call 52547 and leave message. BIKE TRAILER, dishwasher, Frigidaire 70-pint dehumidi er, changing table, crib, piano, blackout shades, bookcase, kitchen cart, shelves for over the toilet, dark tan 9x11-foot rug, bedspread plus shams, microwave and ice cream maker. Call Danielle at 52849.SLOW COOKER, $15; oor steamer, $15; silk owers to make arrangements, yard tools, plants, $5-$20; kayak paddles, $10; large plastic cabinets, $10 each; plastic drawers, $5 each; Olympus camera, 4-megapixel with zoom, $30; and available rst week of January: upright vacuum, Shop-Vac, pressure washer, dishes. Call 52244.BURLEY ALUMINUM TRAILER, $100; 4-foot ladder, $30; small wooden bookcase, $10; black oor lamp, $5; full-length mirror, $5; fullsize white cotton sheet set with lace trim, only used a few times for guests, $25; 1-lb weights, $5; Moen one-handle pullout kitchen faucet with spray, $75; Moen in-sink soap dispenser, $15. Call 53808. AQUARIUM WITH FLORESCENT strip light/ hood, 55-gallon, $75; 250W metal halide clip-on aquarium light, with ballast and spare 14K bulbs, $200. Call 53018. COMMUNITY NOTICESKSA AND AAFES FOOD COURT will host the 1st annual Emon Beach Volleyball Tournament Sunday and Monday. Free T-shirts and pizza provided by Anthony’s Pizza for teams. Fourperson team entry fees are $25 for KSA members and $35 for non-members. Sign up with Noble Kaluhiokalani at 51139 or NEW YEAR’S EVE “White Out” Party at the Ocean View Club in conjunction with Community Activities will be Monday. Wear your best white ensemble. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktail hour from 8:30-10 p.m. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight for those who are properly attired. Drinks specials all night. Music with DJ Dyvurse spinning the best of 2012. For those December Birthday Bashers, don’t forget your complimentary drink card. Must be 21 years old. Questions, call Barbara Hutchins at 58228 or Ted Glynn at 53338. KWAJALEIN RUNNING CLUB’S New Year’s Midnight Run and Celebration is Monday with an event hub at Emon Beach Main Pavilion. Registration forms are in a pouch on the Mini-mall bulletin board, or at quarters 473-A on Palm Road. Contact Bob and Jane at 51815. NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY at the Vet’s Hall will be from 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Monday. There will be drink specials, champagne toast at midnight and festive fun for all! Entertainment pending. Designated driver shuttle available. KWAJALEIN AMATEUR RADIO Club monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Ham Shack, Building 557, just south of the Adult Pool. PASSPORT PHOTOS will be made from 3-4 p.m., Friday, at the USAKA HQ Building 730. Photos are $10 per set. Call Nelda Reynolds at 53417 for more information.


23The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 Caf Roi FridaySweet/Sour Chicken Beef Stir-fry Chow MeinWednesday Carved Steamship Chicken Pot Pie Baked Potatoes SundayRoast Pork Loin Chicken in Cream Sauce Eggs a la LucioThursdayBurger Bar Chicken Cordon Blue Onion Rings Jan. 5 Hot Cuban Sandwich Ropa Vieja Beef Black Beans/RiceThursdayRoi Fried Chicken Baked Fish Mashed PotatoesFridayGrilled Ham/Cheese Italian Meatloaf Mashed PotatoesMondayBeef Manchaca Southwestern Chicken Huevos RancherosWednesdayChicken/Pesto Pockets Roasted Turkey Gravy/PotatoesSundayChicken Scampi Stracotto Beef PolentaMondayBBQ Spare Ribs Adobo Chicken Candied YamsTuesday Pollo Asada Beef Enchiladas Queso/Chips TuesdayHam with Brown Sugar Corn Dogs Cornbread Jan. 5Assorted Pizza Baked Penne Pesto Grilled ChickenLunch DinnerCYSS OPEN REC EVENT “Crafts and Games Night” will be from 5:45-7:45 p.m., Jan. 5, in the SAS Room. Free registration is open to all CYSS registered children in grades K-6, until Jan. 5. Contact June Walker at 52158 for information. THE VETERINARY TECHNICIAN will be off island from Jan. 7 to Feb. 4. Owners who are PCSing during this time frame must contact Veterinary Services to prepare for their pet’s departure prior to Jan. 5. The Vet clinic will be closed while technician is off island, however, owners may contact the hospital at 52223 if an animal related emergency occurs. THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND University College 2013 Spring 1 registration continues! Registration dates are now through Jan. 9. Session dates: Jan. 14 to March 10. Schedules can be viewed by visiting the website edu/. Need help? Email the Asia of ce at de-asia@ or call the Kwajalein of ce at 52800.THE GREAT KWAJ SWAP MEET will be from 9-11 a.m., Jan. 11, at Emon Beach. Register for one free table by Jan. 8. An additional table is $10. “You-load” pick up service available, no oversized items. There is limited space, so call CA at 53331 to sign up now. AS A RESULT OF THE BSR being out of service, a special LCM to transfer material obtained via a Bid Sale from the DCCB to Ebeye will be conducted at 1 p.m., on Jan. 18. The customer must have a signed, stamped paid receipt for the material prior to loading. Shipments will be prioritized by DCCB personnel based on age of the sale. If you have any questions, contact the DCCB at 51076. Someone with a copy of the receipt must be present on Ebeye to take possession of the material upon arrival. This service will occur once a month through May 2013.KEN WOT AN kilek BSR oob eo, ewor special LCM non komakit jet ian mweik ko jen DCCB non Ebeye ilo 1pm Friday, 18 Jan. Ej aikuij bed receipt eo emoj stamp im sign i mokta jen ekotak mweik. DCCB enaj karok laajrakin in mweik kein bedbed ion jonan aeitok in aer bed elikin wiaikier. Ne ewor kajjitok kur lok DCCB ilo 51076. Enaj aikuij wor juon eo ebed receipt eo ibben non wonmaik mweik kein Ebeye. Jokjok in enaj kommon juon alen ilo allon kein maanlok non May 2013.CYSS OPEN REC EVENT “Pajama Party Night” will be from 5:45-7:45 p.m., Jan. 19, in the SAS Room. Free registration is open to all CYSS registered children in grades K-6, from Jan. 9-19. Contact June Walker at 52158 for information. KWAJALEIN HASH HOUSE Harriers will hold a Red Dress Run Jan. 27. The “On-Before” is at 4 p.m., at the Ocean View Club. The “On-Out” is at 4:30 p.m. This year’s hares are Queen LaQ M i l i t a r y Military C a s u a l t i e s Casualties Cdr. Job W. Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pa., died Dec. 22 of a noncombat related injury while supporting stability operations in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. Price was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia Beach, Va. Sgt. Enrique Mondragon, 23, of The Colony, Texas, died Monday, in Baraki Barak, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by small arms re while on dismounted patrol. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany. and GetOutofJailFree. Trails include mountains, valleys, beaches and lots of shiggy. Adults only. For questions, call 53667 or 51042. Don’t forget to wear your red dress. Read up on the World Hash House Harriers at COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES equipment rental reservations for 2013 have begun. If you have a party planned, a club event or some other special celebration, come by Community Activities to make your reservation. Payment is required prior to reservations being con rmed. Note: If there is a small craft advisory or winds above 20 knots, tent rentals are subject to cancellation. 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: The Eniwetak Conservation Area has been established to promote conservation of wildlife and coral reef resources. Visitors are not allowed without consent from USAKA. SAFELY SPEAKING: New Year Safety Resolution: No job is so important, no service so urgent, that we cannot take time to perform our work safely. Pools and Beaches Winter Break Hours Through Jan. 5 Emon Beach will have a lifeguard: Tuesday through Saturday: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Family Pool is open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1-6 p.m. Sunday and Monday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: Closed for cleaning


24The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 87.25 inches Yearly deviation: -5.16 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Mostly Cloudy 40% ENE-ESE at 17-22 knots Monday Mostly Cloudy 30% ENE-E at 18-23 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 10% ENE-E at 18-23 knots Wednesday Partly Sunny 20% NE-ENE at 17-22 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 17-22 knots Friday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 16-21 knots New YearÂ’s Day Hours of OperationTuesday, Jan. 1Emon BeachBuddy system All other beachesBuddy system CRCClosed ARC9 a.m.-midnight Bowling CenterClosed Golf CourseSunrise to sunset Comm. Act. Of ceClosed Country ClubClosed Hobby ShopClosed LibraryClosed Adult poolBuddy system Family poolClosed Small Boat Marina1-6 p.m. Roi MarinaClosed SurfwayClosed LaundryClosed Beauty/BarberClosed Sunrise BakeryClosed Ocean View Club4:30-11:30 p.m.Post Of ce KwajaleinClosedPost Of ce RoiClosed Shoppette RoiClosed Shoppette KwajaleinNoon to 8 p.m. PxtraNoon to 8 p.m. Burger KingNoon to 8 p.m. SubwayNoon to 8 p.m. AnthonyÂ’s PizzaNoon to 8 p.m. American EateryClosed Community BankClosed Third Island StoreClosed Outrigger Snack Bar11 a.m.-2 p.m. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Outrigger Bar4:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sunrise Moonrise High Tide Low Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 7:03 a.m. 8:08 p.m. 5:16 a.m. 3.5Â’ 11:06 a.m. -0.3Â’ 6:40 p.m. 8:05 a.m. 5:24 p.m. 4.6Â’ 11:48 p.m. -0.5Â’ Monday 7:03 a.m. 8:57 p.m. 5:46 a.m. 3.6Â’ 11:37 a.m. -0.3Â’ 6:41 p.m. 8:50 a.m. 5:54 p.m. 4.5Â’ ---------------------Tuesday 7:04 a.m. 9:08 p.m. 6:16 a.m. 3.6Â’ 12:16 a.m. -0.5Â’ 6:41 p.m. 8:56 a.m. 6:24 p.m. 4.4Â’ 12:07 p.m. -0.1Â’ Wednesday 7:04 a.m. 9:56 p.m. 6:49 a.m. 3.5Â’ 12:47 a.m. -0.3Â’ 6:42 p.m. 9:39 a.m. 6:57 p.m. 4.1Â’ 12:42 p.m. 0.1Â’ Thursday 7:04 a.m. 10:45 p.m. 7:27 a.m. 3.4Â’ 1:21 a.m. -0.1Â’ 6:42 p.m. 10:21 a.m. 7:35 p.m. 3.8Â’ 1:21 p.m. 0.3Â’ Friday 7:05 a.m. 11:35 p.m. 8:14 a.m. 3.2Â’ 2:01 a.m. 0.1Â’ 6:43 p.m. 11:04 a.m. 8:21 p.m. 3.4Â’ 2:11 p.m. 0.6Â’ Jan. 5 7:05 a.m. --------------9:15 a.m. 3.1Â’ 2:50 a.m. 0.4Â’ 6:44 p.m. 11:50 a.m. 9:26 p.m. 3.0Â’ 3:21 p.m. 1.0Â’