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The Kwajalein hourglass

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C a f P a c i f i c w a s r e d e d i c a t e d t h e “ C a p t a i n L o u i s S Z a m p e r i n i D i n i n g Caf Pacific was rededicated the “Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining F a c i l i t y ” W e d n e s d a y F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 4 Facility” Wednesday. For more, see page 4. P h o t o b y S h e i l a G i d e o n Photo by Sheila Gideon

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2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 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: usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.hourglass@mail.milCommanding 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 Media Services Intern.................Molly PremoThumbs Up!… to Community Activities for hosting the Great Swap Meets! It is a great way to sell your old junk and buy new treasures! ... to people who get off their bikes, stop their carts and vehicles to show respect at 5 p.m. Remember, you are on a military installation. ... to drivers who pay attention and allow bikes the right of way. Good driving makes for safe streets! Need to submit a publication request to the Hourglass or AFN Roller? This is how: If you have access to the global, type in “usarmy” to get to the group email listings. There are TWO listings. The first group is bolded. When you scroll past those, the second group is unbolded – this is the listing you want to choose. Make sure it says “mailbox” before Hourglass or AFN Roller and NOT “list.” If you do not have access to the global, here are the new email addresses:usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.hourglass@mail.mil usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.afn-roller@mail.milThumbs Down... to the people who did not remove their hats during the playing of the national anthem at the dining facility dedication Wednesday.Chief Master Sgt. Buddy Wagoner, Ret., 70, passed away on Jan. 5, at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. He was born Nov. 28, 1942 in Nashville, Tenn. Wagoner worked for the Department of the Army Honolulu Field Of ce for U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll as a transportation specialist for 26 years.Buddy lived in Hawaii with his family for almost 30 years after having been transferred to Hickam Air Force Base during his service in the U.S. Air Force. After completing school at Howard High School in Nashville, Tenn., Wagoner entered the U.S. Air Force and served 26 years, 4 months and 11 days until his retirement in Hawaii. During his service, he became a disabled veteran of the Vietnam War. He served his country for another 26 years as a civilian. Buddy will be fondly remembered by his family and his USAKA colleagues for his humor, his smile and for his devotion to his country. He is survived by wife of 40 years, Arunee; sons, Robert, Apisit, and Johnathan; daughters, Lori Hamilton and Tammy Sinor; sister, Janelle Dahlstrom; daughters-in-law, Michelle and Catherine; and grandchildren. In lieu of owers, his family is requesting that you consider making a donation in Buddy’s name to his favorite charity, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Family would love to hear from you at http:// BuddyWagoner.us. In Remembrance...

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3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013USAKA, RTS staff honored at town hall Lt. Gen. Richard Formica, Commanding General, U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, speaks at the town hall Wednesday. He gave out awards to USAKA and RTS staff and updated personnel on happenings Army-wide and at the U.S. Strategic Command level.Article and photo by Sheila Gideon Managing Editor U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll and Reagan Test Site had a big year in 2012. There was the successful test of FTI-01, the Agent for Certi cation Authority inspection and everyday duties ful lled by Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians. At a town hall Wednesday, those hardworking personnel were recognized and thanked by Lt. Gen. Richard Formica, Commanding General, U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. Formica gave out several awards and spoke to the Soldiers, DA civilians and contractors about what’s going on Army-wide and also at the U.S. Strategic Command level. Formica discussed several topics, including: campaign plan implementation, regional alignment, Army Capstone Concept, sequestration, North Korean missile launch in December 2012, OPORD 13-01 and the Regional Satellite Security Center realignment, and SkiWeb, an information sharing tool for the command. Command Sgt. Maj. Turner also addressed the audience. “Across this command, we do an outstanding job with safety.” He asked that everyone continue to be aware of safety issues and report an unsafe actions so they can be corrected. He encouraged anyone at USAKA and RTS to submit articles or achievement to be recognized in the Eagle electronic newsletter, on the SMDC/ARSTRAT website. It’s a great source to see what’s going on across the command. Master resilience training is open for military and civilians. This training is tied to suicide prevention and sexual harassment. There were zero of either incident at USAKA and RTS last year. Questions and comments were taken by Formica, including the ongoing transition of base ops to IMCOM, the need for Army systems to address its personally identi able information, budget constraints concerning travel and the uncertainty of the Army’s budget. Lt. Gen Formica handed out a variety of awards to USAKA and RTS personnel including service for FTI-01, the ACA Inspection and personal achievements. The team supported the largest, most complex missile defense ight test ever, controlled test operations from the Reagan Test Site Operations Center – Huntsville, and provided sensors and data collection from USAKA and RTS.

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4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 Honoring Olympian, boA stand out athlete at Torrance High School in California, Zamperini was selected for the 1936 U.S. Olympic track team at 19. While preparing for his next Olympics, Zamperini went on to set records for the mile while a student at the University of Southern California. Drafted in 1941, 2nd Lt. Louis Zamperini trained as a bombardier with the Army Air Forces. Assigned to a B-24D, Zamperini and his crew transferred to Hawaii in November 1942. Having survived raids on Wake Island, Makin, and Nauru, and the Japanese attack on Funafuti, on May 27, 1943, he and his crew volunteered for a rescue mission off the coast of Palmyra. As a result of engine failure, the plane crashed into the Paci c. Of the 11 men on board, only three survived the crash: 1st Lt. Zamperini, his friend and pilot 1st Lt. Russell Phillips and tail gunner Sgt. Francis McNamara. At a time when most downed men were never found, Zamperini and Phillips survived 47 days a oat in the open Paci c. They drifted 2,000 miles landing in the Marshall Islands on July 15. Transferred to Kwajalein, or “Execution Island,” Zamperini was held in the cell which previously held the nine Marine Raiders captured on Makin. “Zamp” and “Phil” survived 42 days of interrogations before being moved to Ofuna, a secret interrogation center in Japan and later Prisoner of War camps where they were tortured and enslaved. They remained prisoners until the end of the war – August 1945. Suffering from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Zamperini found a route to recovery and a new calling through the sermons by Rev. Billy Graham. After visiting Japan as a missionary, Zamperini met with and forgave his former guards. In the 1950s, he established the Victory Boys Camp, to provide guidance and support to disadvantaged boys and has helped to establish similar programs around the world. Zamperini also retained a connection to Kwajalein, returning to help investigators try to locate the remains of the Makin Raiders. Zamperini has toured the world speaking of his wartime experiences and the powers of hope and forgiveness. In his words and actions, Louis Zamperini continues to be an inspiration for us all. Louis S. ZamperiniArticle and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing Editor Louis S. Zamperini’s story is one of service, sacri ce, perseverance and forgiveness, said Commanding General, U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Lt. Gen. Richard Formica, Wednesday at the dining facility dedication at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. Formica was the presiding of cial at the ceremony, which renamed Caf Paci c the “Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility.” For a moment in time, Zamperini’s life connected right here with Kwajalein. He survived 47 days drifting in the Paci c Ocean, followed by 42 days of intense interrogations on Kwajalein, which was known then as “Execution Island.” He then survived two years as a Japanese Prisoner of War. The dining facility on Kwajalein will not be the rst place named for Zamperini. “Today, at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, we will add another place to the list of locations bearing his name,” Formica said during his address. “Our intent is to inspire current and future generations of Soldiers and civilians who serve here at Kwajalein with the spirit of service, sacri ce, perseverance, commitment and character embodied by Captain Louis Zamperini.” Kwajalein residents and distinguished guests gathered in front of the dining facility Wednesday for the unveiling of the new building sign and Zamperini plaque and mural placed inside. Distinguished visitors included: Republic of the Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak; RMI First Lady, Lieoem Anono Loeak; Minister in Assistance to the President, Tony deBrum; Foreign Minister of the RMI, Phillip Muller, and his wife, Yolanda; Kwajalein Senators Michael Kabua and Jeban Riklon; Chief Secretary Casten Nemra; and U.S. Ambassador to the RMI, Thomas Armbruster. Muller was the rst guest speaker of the day. “President Loeak and his delegation are delighted to join you here today,” he began. “It is people like the man that we honor today … who gives us hope for when things get tough. … The dedication and naming of this facilU.S. Ambassador to the RMI, Thomas Armbruster, speaks to the Kwajalein community and distinguished guests Wednesday at the dining facility dedication.

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5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 From left, Lt. Gen. Richard Formica, Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Turner, RMI President Christopher Loeak and Ambassador Thomas Armbruster unveil the new plaque that will hang inside the Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility. The dining hall was rededicated Wednesday. mbardier, PoW survivority after this heroic man is most tting and proper.” Muller recognized all the men and women who have served their countries and, like Zamperini, are courageous and sel ess. “Perhaps I may suggest that … in the future, if there is a chance, that the command can work with the RMI government to name and dedicate one of the facilities after a Marshallese of similar distinction, especially the brave ancestors of our iroijes today.” Muller closed by saying, “I know that the friendship and close relationship between our two governments and peoples remains strong and will endure long into the future. The RMI is proud to be a partner in this mutual defense cooperation. We will continue to value this special relationship.” The RMI government recessed their parliament in order to make the trip to Kwajalein for the dedication and to visit with Formica. Armbruster spoke next, highlighting the similarities between Zamperini’s character and the Marshallese. “We’re here to celebrate an American hero. … The qualities we admire in Louis Zamperini – determination, resilience, resourcefulness – are also qualities that have allowed the Marshallese people to thrive on these narrow strips of land.” It appealed to Armbruster to be able to share the story of Zamperini with Marshallese friends who understand the perils of the sea and what it means to never give up. “World War II taught us that there is no isolation from the world. … The Marshalls are considered remote, but there was no escape from the war.” In the end, that’s what Louis Zamperini’s example teaches us, Armbruster said. “There are no insurmountable problems. If he can become an Olympic athlete, survive brutal captivity and survive at sea, what problem, what challenges are too big for us? None.” Formica closed the ceremony by recounting Zamperini’s life tale and how he was able to overcome, despite dismal odds. The plaque, sign and mural were unveiled for the community and visitors to see. Formica visited Zamperini and his family on Friday and delivered a DVD of the dedication ceremony. U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Shannon Boehm, left, and Sgt. Maj. Roderick Prioleau unveil the new sign for the rededicated dining hall on Kwajalein. RMI Foreign Minister, Phillip Muller, speaks at the Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility dedication ceremony Wednesday.

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6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013RMI President Christopher Loeak, right, shakes the hand of kindergarten Ri’katak student Kevin Drebon Wednesday when he toured the Kwajalein Schools campus with Superintendant Al Robinson, center.RMI President visits Kwajalein SchoolsArticle and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorChristopher Loeak was the president of his class in high school. In that role, he visited Kwajalein many years ago. On Wednesday, Loeak returned to Kwajalein, this time as the president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Loeak visited Kwajalein Schools Wednesday with Lt. Gen. Richard Formica, Commanding General, U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, and the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll command. During Loeak’s rst visit, it is doubtful that many knew his name; however, this time, many Marshallese children who attend the Ri’katak program at Kwajalein Schools not only knew his name, but knew he is the RMI president, and could point him out in the room. Kwajalein Schools Superintendant, Al Robinson, toured the command group around the two campuses Wednesday to give them an idea of what Kwajalein schools offer, and a look into the Ri’katak program. There are 52 Ri’katak students at Kwajalein Schools. Every year, three students are integrated and work their way up through the system. There are 250 students at Kwajalein Schools, so Ri’katak students make up about 20 percent of the student population. Robinson boasted about the past successful Ri’katak students who have graduated and moved on to distinguished colleges or entered into the military. At George Seitz Elementary School, they visited Jennifer Cossey’s kindergarten class, Cher Kirk’s thirdgrade class and Anne Jahnke’s fth-grade class. They then toured the high school campus and talked to teen students there. At the third-grade class, Ri’katak student Verlene Lorok knew the RMI president’s name, but not what he looked like. She was surprised when he was standing right behind her. At the fth-grade class, Ri’katak student David Kabua knew Leoak’s name and was even able to point him out in the room. At the kindergarten class, Ri’katak student Kevin Drebon got to shake Loeak’s hand. Loeak addressed the students. “American and Marshallese students studying together is very valuable and a good experience. To the students from Ebeye, I’m very proud of you.” He told them they are lucky and very fortunate to go to school on Kwajalein. “I wish I had the opportunity when I was growing up on Ebeye. Be good students and be good neighbors to your fellow students.” Before he departed, he said, “I will be thinking of you. I am proud of what you are doing here.” Formica asked the students several questions about what they liked best about living on Kwajalein and what some of the challenges are. “Like the (RMI) president, I’m very proud of the relationship we have at this school to educate American and Marshallese students side by side and together,” Formica said. He told the students that one day they’ll look back at their time here and appreciate the opportunity to learn with students from a different country. “This is a big deal to have president Loeak here to come and see you.” When they are older, Formica said they will remember meeting a president of a country; not a lot of kids get that experience. U.S. Ambassador to the RMI, Thomas Armbruster, asked the kids what they want to be when they grow up. Fifth-grade answers included a lawyer, paleontologist, marine photographer, football players, soldier and teacher. “You’ve got great teachers and you’re off to a great start. Good luck,” said Armbruster. Lt. Gen. Richard Formica, back center, asks fifth-grade students questions about the perks and challenges of living on Kwajalein when he toured Kwajalein Schools Wednesday.

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7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 Kwajalein 4-H Citizenship Club members Ashley Homuth, left, and Kayla Hepler, browse through one of the Unbound Bookmaker Project books compiled by Majuro students.Unbound Bookmaker Project: giving Marshallese kids a voice Jamie Zvirzdin, founder of the Unbound Bookmaker Project, visits the 4-H group at the Teen Center on Kwajalein, telling them how the program was started.Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorMarshallese children have been given a voice thanks to the Unbound Bookmaker Project, an editing company based out of Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands. The Unbound Bookmaker was founded by Jamie Zvirzdin. Her husband, Andrew, works in Majuro as the Political, Economic and Consular Of cer. Zvirzdin visited Kwajalein and Ebeye this weekend to greet students who may help write and illustrate the next Unbound book. “The Unbound Bookmaker Project happened when I saw that there were very few Marshallese children’s books,” Zvirzdin explained. “I wanted to use the skills that we have at the Unbound Bookmaker and make new Marshallese/English children’s books.” People submit their books to Unbound Bookmaker, who then typeset, edit and design them. Then the books are sent off to be printed. The end result is a real book made by Marshallese students that can be purchased all over the world, via Amazon. “Anyone in the world can buy this book now,” Zvirzdin said. “It’s pretty exciting that we can reach a lot more people who are not living in Majuro.” On Monday afternoon, Zvirzdin met with the Kwajalein 4-H Citizenship Club to explain how the Unbound Bookmaker Project was started and how it works. Zvirzdin collaborates with Marshallese students and teaches them the necessary writing and creative skills to contribute to a book. The rst book published, “The Important Book – Majuro,” was written by a fourth-grade class at a co-op school in Majuro. “Provided we can get the funding for it, we’d love to do a similar book about Ebeye,” Zvirzdin told them.There have been three books published so far, all in English. “Taki and His Boat,” a book about marine safety, was written by students from Guegeegue. While on Ebeye, Zvirzdin actually got to meet “Taki” from the book.There is a plan to publish 12 more books; these will be in both English and Marshallese. The RMI Ministry of Education plans to put a complete set of the books at every school in the Marshall Islands. “The best way to educate is to get them excited,” Zvirzdin said. Instead of trying to teach Marshallese children using books about trains, mountains and caves, she thinks teaching them with material they know about, like the islands around them, will work better. “Marshallese teaching other Marshallese really appeals to me.” Zvirzdin encouraged the students to keep working hard at school. “Keep writing and reading and if you want to be an author, go for it.” Zvirzdin recommended the students get a journal and try to write at least 300 words a day to exercise their creative minds. “Who knows, maybe you’ll want to be an author when you grow up and make your own books.”

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8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 Former NBA coach Tom Newell meets and greets with Ebeye children playing basketball during his tour Jan. 10.Hoop dreams come trueFormer NBA coach Tom Newell visits, holds clinics on Kwajalein, EbeyeArticle and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing Editor Basketball fanatics on Kwajalein and Ebeye were treated to a visit from former NBA coach Tom Newell last week. Newell was an assistant coach with the Seattle Supersonics, New Jersey Nets and the Dallas Mavericks. His visit to the Republic of the Marshall Islands was sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Sports Ambassador program. Newell’s rst stop was in Majuro from Jan. 3-10. He offered coaches and players clinics on Ebeye Jan. 11-12. His visit culminated with a player’s clinic on Kwajalein Monday morning, followed by friendly neighborhood games that afternoon. On Jan. 10, Newell took a trip to Ebeye with U.S. Ambassador to the RMI, Thomas Armbruster. He received a vehicle tour of the island courtesy of Rebel John. It was an opportunity for him to see Marshallese children play basketball all around the island, using makeshift courts and hoops wherever possible. Their tour ended at the Ebeye Community Center, where Newell held an introductory meeting with the Ebeye coaches. Armbruster introduced Newell and explained to the coaches that he will help them improve their coaching skills, and teach them what they need to get the kids enthusiastic about the game. He told them that Newell will not only teach them, but will also learn from them. “My visit out here would not be possible without Ambassador Armbruster,” Newell said. The two met in Russia several years ago. They remained friends and when Armbruster became the U.S. Ambassador to the RMI, he brought Newell out knowing how important basketball is to the Marshallese. “It’s really important that you embrace his vision to help the RMI,” Newell continued. “He sees, he understands, he cares about you. So, by bringing me here, it’s his way of saying that he knows [Marshallese kids] love basketball and I can help you help them.” “I have great respect for each of you for what you represent to the children and to the people here on Ebeye,” Newell told the coaches. He admires that they give time to be a part of their community. Newell stressed how important it is for the coaches to understand the rules and why of cials make the calls they do during a game. “You have a responsibility. You much teach rst and coach second,” he said. Throughout the next two days, Newell worked with the coaches to understand the fundamentals and rules of the game. He then held clinics for the kids, teaching them rules to help right their bad habits. Back on Kwajalein, Newell held a similar clinic for 11-18-year-olds. They spent the morning running drills for passing, dribbling and shooting. In the afternoon, games were held to show off the skills learned at the clinics. The 11-14-year-old Kwajalein kids played 5-on-5 against one another. Newell coached one team, while Armbruster and his son, Bryan, coached the other. At the buzzer for double overtime, Khalil Grif n scored the winning basket for Newell’s team. For the older kids’ game, friends from the Ebeye clinics came over to play. The Kwajalein team stayed comfortably ahead until the last few minutes of the second half. With less than two minutes to go, the Ebeye team jumped to within a few points. It came down to the last seconds, and the Kwajalein team squeaked by with a 43-42 victory. “You did a good job and should be very proud,” Newell told all the players at the end of the game. They all put their hands in and gave a big, “Booyea” cheer, his favorite phrase when his players do something great. Kwajalein and Ebeye teams tip off, starting their game held at the CRC Monday. Jacob Boehm drives the ball down the court during the 11-14-year-olds game Monday.

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9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 We need your submissions to keep this page full! Email to: usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.hourglass@mail.milFrom Sheila Gideon From Julie Wathen From Scott Wright From Julie Wathen From Eva Seelye From Sheila Gideon From Sheila Gideon From Sheila Gideon

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10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 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 chaplainÂ’s of ce at 53505 for more information. HELP WANTEDKRS AND CMSI job listings for on-island positions will be available at the Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye Dock Security Check Point bulletin boards, the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce, the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board and at Human Resources in Building 700. Job listings for contract positions will be available at www.krsjv.com, on the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce and on the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board. Full job descriptions and requirements for contract openings are located online at www.krsjv.com. KRS EMPLOYMENT applications are continually accepted for casual positions in the community services departments, medical department and the HR temp pool. Some of the casual positions are recreation aid, medical of ce, substitute teacher and HR temp pool of ce support. Questions, call 54916. BERRY AVIATION has an opening for an Aviation Safety Administrative Assistant, grade level 8, full time, on island hire. Duties include Aviation Safety support and training. Candidates will assist the HR manager, act as backup for payroll and any other duties assigned as needed. Individuals must be exible, organized, work independently and well with others. Some duties require working outside. Pro ciency with Excel, Word, Outlook, and Deltek required. Interested individuals should submit a resume no later than Tuesday to Cindy Cullen at Cynthia.cullen.ctr@mail.mil or call 54547 for additional information. WANTEDDUMBELLS, 2or 3-pound hand weights to buy. Call Janis at 52319. USED LADIES BIKE to purchase. Call 55987. LOSTMETAL WATER BOTTLE, turquoise, Under Armour brand, with locking cap, at the Swap Meet. Call 51988. FOUNDPRESCRIPTION GLASSES, silver-framed, in front portion of Rich Theater. Call 52370. PATIO SALEMONDAY, 8-10 a.m., quarters 461-B. PCS sale, kitchen goods, CD/stereo, DVD player, microwave oven, bookshelf, hose, clothing, patio furniture, jigsaw puzzles, Weber BBQ and free stuff. FOR SALEHOME THEATRE SYSTEM, Sony HT-V3000 DP, tuner, DVD, surround sound speakers, good condition, $150. Call 54421. LOTS OF MOVIES, action, thriller, adventure, Disney, Barbie, kids, nature, some Blu-ray, $3 and up; Graco stroller with infant seat and base, $100; other items available. Call 52597, quarters 492-A. FROZEN BRINE SHRIMP, 32-ounce package, $20. Call 59283. LAPTOP COMPUTER, Dell Latitude 610 14inch with 27 GB hard drive, 512 MB memory, sound, Microsoft Of ce, good for spare browser and word processing, not for video games, $250; external WiFi adapter, $50; HP 1210 all-in-one printer, print, copy, scan, with cartridges, $50 or $290 for everything. Call 52547. Sony at screen LCD TV, 46 inch, with matching Blu-ray player, $400; 42-inch Samsung at screen LED TV with matching Blu-ray player, $400; 1100-watt Sharp microwave, $25; new Panasonic SD-RD250 bread maker, 75$; queensize head board, footboard and side rails, $125; Stanley 201 PCS tool set, $45; Black and Decker all-in-one tool set with 18V cordless drill, $45; Epson workforce 633 wireless 4-in-1 printer, $50; four-place dining ware includes plates, drink glasses, forks, knives, spoons, $30; cooking and baking ware, $40; Cargo trailer for bicycle, all aluminum frame with plastic spoke wheels, $100. Call 54122. COMPLETE WINDSURFING PACKAGE, older board with n and universal joint, complete rig and two almost new sails which have never been assembled, lifevests, harness, and various ttings in a bag, everything in good to excellent condition, $200 now and I have rst dibs on Sundays until June 1, or $350 to take everything now. Call 52547. DEHUMIDIFIER, $100. Call Sam at 51731. DELL DESKTOP COMPUTER, 2.20 GHz, 512 MB RAM, DVD drive, network card, integrated graphics, Windows XP home, 80 GB hard drive, two speakers, 15.4-inch at screen monitor, Belken wireless adapter, keyboard, mouse, $150, cash only. Call 52434 and leave a message. SLENDERTONE abdominal muscle toner (electronic muscle stimulator), includes charger, two controllers, additional sets of gel pads, and instruction manual, $50 or best offer. Call Janis at 52319. DIVING BOOTS, menÂ’s Aqua Lung, 5mm, size 9, worn once, $35; microwave, $15; 6-speed blender, $8; electric skillet, $9; JVC 32-inch TV with rabbit ears, $75; small beige recliner, $25; iron, $5; ironing board, $5; two bookcase cabinets with glass insert doors, $30 each or both for $50. Call work, 51043, or home, 53342, from 4-7 p.m. SCHWINN MERIDIAN 26-inch adult trike wheel set, complete, unopened, and unused, $75; DVD/VCR home theater system, Panasonic SA-HT800V, Dolby 5.1 surround sound with all speakers including large subwoofer, system also plays mp3 CDs and allows analog iPod or PC input, in excellent condition and great sound for medium size room, $50. Call 53793 and leave a message. DVDs AND VHS tapes, approximately 900 available, will only sell as package, includes VHS player, $1,000. Call 51455 after 5 p.m. CHEOY LEE SAILBOAT, 26 feet, in the water and ready to sail, 12HP inboard diesel, Lavac marine head, Lewmar self-tailing winches, mooring inside harbor, $8,500. Email bridget.helm@ outlook.com. COMMUNITY NOTICESINNER TUBE WATER POLO pick-up game, 6 p.m., tonight, and Jan. 26, at the Family Pool. Come out and get in shape for the upcoming season. Beginners welcome! Questions, call Bill Williamson at 53096. THE CHRISTIAN WOMENÂ’S Fellowship Prayer Quilt Ministry will meet from 12:30-4:30 p.m., Sunday, in the Religious Education Building. Come join us for an afternoon of fellowship and quilt making. No experience necessary. We will even teach you to sew if you are interested. Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining FacilityLunch DinnerSunday Carved Steamship Beef Scalloped Potatoes Chicken Chopsuey Thursday Cajun Blackened Chicken Chili Mac Rice Jambolaya Jan. 26 BBQ Pulled Pork Italian Pizza Oven Roast Potato Thursday Chicken Fried Steak Beans in Broth Carrots and Green Beans WednesdayRoast Top Sirloin Cornmeal Fried Pollock Baked PotatoFriday Salisbury Steak Herb Baked Mahi Mahi Au Gratin Potatoes Friday Baked Potato Bar Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice Monday Beef Tips Burgundy Chicken Cordon Bleu Egg Noodles WednesdayBBQ Spareribs Grilled Cheese Steamed PotatoesSunday BBQ Chicken Macaroni and Cheese Cauliflower Monday Roast Pork Loin Vegetarian Saut Squash and Spinach Tuesday Spaghetti and Meatballs Eggplant Parmesan Garlic Bread Tuesday Kwaj Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes Beef Broccoli Stir-fry Jan. 26 Braised Short Ribs Mashed Potatoes Mixed Vegetables

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11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 M i l i t a r y Military C a s u a l t i e s Casualties Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 28, of Chester, Va., died Jan. 10, in Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by small arms re while on mounted patrol. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. THE GECKO POSSE RETURNS, Sunday at the Vet’s Hall. Come out, enjoy the band and have some fun. Music starts at 8 p.m. Questions? Call Stephanie Finley at 51596. KRC’S ANNUAL RIDE-AND-PARK is at 5 p.m., Monday, at the Atoll Air Terminal on 9th Street. Show up by 4:45 p.m. to sign in. Bike helmets are mandatory. Participants must recruit a teammate on their own. Each participant runs six miles and bikes six miles. Teams share a single bike! Call Bob and Jane Sholar at 51815 or Ben Bartyzel and Linn Ezell at 51990 with questions. CDC READING NIGHT IS AT 6 p.m., Wednesday, in the CDC Bako Room. Come join us for stories, snacks and a special writing activity for all preschool and pre-K children up to age ve. KAISC MONTHLY MEETING will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the Paci c Club. For more information, contact Andy at 52878. All anglers welcome to attend! THE EXCHANGE Shoppette and Pxtra will close early at 5 p.m. on Wednesday due to inventory. KID’S CREATIVE CLAY CLASS, Making Masks, will be held from 6-7:30 p.m., Friday, at the Hobby Shop. Sign up to make your mask for Mardi Gras now, class size is limited! Cost is $15. 2013 BASKETBALL SEASON dates are Feb. 5 to March 22. Register now through Friday. Cost is $100 per team and each team will be required to provide an of cial for season play. All teams must have a representative present at the mandatory Manager’s Meeting held at 5 p.m., Jan. 25, in the CA Of ce, Building 805. Questions, call Community Activities at 53331. WINTER BOWLING LEAGUE season dates are Jan. 29 to March 26 on Tuesday nights. Registration is now through Friday at the CA Of ce. Cost is $70 with shoe rental and $60 without shoe rental. Register teams of 3 or 4 bowlers. Questions, call CA at 53331. NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION Safety Session is from 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday, at CAC Room 6. Arrive 10 minutes early to sign in and be seated by 7:45 a.m. It is required attendance for all new Berry, Chugach and KRS employees. Questions, call the meeting facilitators at KRS Environmental, Safety and Health at 51134. FEBRUARY LEARN TO SWIM session dates are Feb. 1–27 on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Family Pool. Levels 3-5 from 3:45-4:15 p.m.; Levels 1-2 from 4:30-5 p.m. Cost is $50. Participants must be at least 4 years old. Register now through Jan. 26 at the Family Pool. Questions? Contact Mark at 52848. 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 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 www.gthhh.com THE OPTOMETRIST, Dr. Chris Yamamoto, will be on Kwajalein and will see patients Jan. 27 through Feb. 7. Call the Hospital for an appointment at 52223/52224 for eye exams or ES&H at 58855 for prescription safety glasses. THE DENTIST WILL BE OFF ISLAND from Thursday to Jan. 31. The Dental Clinic will be open regular business hours during this time. For more information, call 52165. 2013 INNER TUBE WATER Polo season dates are Feb. 5 to March 23. Register now through Jan. 29. Cost is $100 per team and each team will be required to provide an of cial for season play. All teams must have a representative present at the mandatory Manager’s Meeting held at 5 p.m., Jan. 29, in the CA Of ce, Building 805. Questions, call Community Activities at 53331.MANDATORY ISLAND ORIENTATION has been rescheduled. It will be from 12:30-4:30 p.m., Feb. 6, at CAC Room 6. Arrive 10 minutes early to sign in and be seated by 12:30 p.m. It is required for all new island arrivals. The island orientation is not recommended for dependent children under the age of 10. Questions, call the meeting facilitators at KRS Environmental, Safety and Health at 51134.THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND University College announces 2013 Spring Mid-Session registration is now open! Register now through Feb 7. Session dates: Feb. 11-April 14. Schedules can be viewed by visiting the website http:// www.asia.umuc.edu. Need help? Email the Asia of ce at de-asia@umuc.edu or call or visit the Kwajalein of ce at 52800, Coral BQ, Room 1.YYWC BASKET AUCTION will be at 7 p.m., Feb. 10, in the MP room. Kwaj and Roi residents are invited to a festive evening of wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres featuring a silent auction, live auction and raf e of baskets lled with unique items. We have some fantastic baskets to bid on and 100 percent of the money raised goes back into regional schools. Tickets are $15, which includes food and two beverages, and can be purchased at the Mic Shop during normal business hours; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mondays, on the PX porch from, or by calling DeDe at 52306. Bring a date or bring a friend, but come enjoy an elegant night out with us!THE BARBER/BEAUTY STYLIST will be on Roi on the following dates: Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 12 and March 26. Caf RoiFridayGreek Herb Chicken Grilled Pork Souvlaki FalafelWednesday Grilled Top Sirloin Grilled Fish Baked Potato SundayCitrus Mahi Mahi Chicken Piccata Crab Cake BenedictThursdayChili Dog Bar Chicken Fricassee Onion Rings Jan. 26 Philly Cheese Steak Slow Roasted Kibi Ribs Macaroni and CheeseThursdayRoi Fried Chicken Beef Pot Pie Mashed PotatoesFridayShredded Chicken Tacos Beef Tamales Refried BeansMondayBeef Stew Breaded Pork Chops Southern BenedictWednesdayGrilled Reuben Bombay Chicken Vegetable QuicheSundayThai Vegetable Beef Chicken in Peanut Sauce Pad ThaiMondayChicken Parmesan Beef Ragu Pasta Garlic BreadTuesday Roast Chicken BBQ Pork Butt Mashed Potatoes TuesdayChicken Fajita Wrap Chicken Fried Steak Mashed Potatoes Jan. 26Sausage and Peppers Chicken Pesto Alfredo Cheesy Garlic BreadLunch Dinner USAKA IS CONDUCTING A SURVEY of medical services. Surveys will be handed out at the hospital or you can obtain them from the Health Systems Specialist in Building 901, third oor. Surveys should be dropped into the mail at the post of ce, or can be left with the Health System Specialist. Surveys are kept con dential. Participation is greatly appreciated. Call Sheralyn Zeto at 51269 with questions. LOST YOUR RESOLVE but not the weight? You are more likely to achieve your weight loss goals when you have support! Call 55362 for information about the weight management group that is starting this month. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED at the Grace Sherwood Library for the months of January and February. If you have a few free hours a month, contact Midori Hobbs at 53331. THE KWAJ AUTOMOTIVE RENTAL Program is open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on weekdays and 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. on weekends and holidays. For questions call 53341. 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: Universal Wastes. Examples of these wastes found on USAKA are intact lead acid batteries, lithium batteries, mercury batteries, NiCad batteries (dry and wet) and intact uorescent tubes. SAFELY SPEAKING: Have a safe new year! Remember, it only takes a second to ruin your life or someone else’s. Start this new year with a safe attitude!

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12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 0.64 inches Yearly deviation: -1.43 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Mostly Sunny <10% NE-ENE at 12–17 knots Monday Mostly Sunny <10% NE-ENE at 10–15 knots Tuesday Mostly Sunny <10% NE-ENE at 11–16 knots Wednesday Mostly Sunny <10% NE-ENE at 13–18 knots Thursday Mostly Sunny <10% NE-ENE at 13–18 knots Friday Mostly Sunny <10% ENE at 14–19 knots Sunrise Moonrise High Tide Low Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 7:09 a.m. 1:17 p.m. 10:28 a.m. 2.7' 3:29 a.m. 0.9' 6:51 p.m. 1:14 a.m. 10:35 p.m. 2.1' 5:07 p.m. 1.5' Monday 7:09 a.m. 2:02 p.m. -------------------4:59 a.m. 1.2' 6:51 p.m. 2:02 a.m. 12:22 p.m. 2.7' 7:26 p.m. 1.3' Tuesday 7:10 a.m. 2:48 p.m. 1:02 a.m. 2.1' 6:50 a.m. 1.1' 6:52 p.m. 2:50 a.m. 1:43 p.m. 3.0' 8:29 p.m. 0.9' Wednesday 7:10 a.m. 3:36 p.m. 2:16 a.m. 2.3' 7:59 a.m. 0.8' 6:52 p.m. 3:39 a.m. 2:32 p.m. 3.4' 9:07 p.m. 0.5' Thursday 7:10 a.m. 4:25 p.m. 2:59 a.m. 2.7' 8:45 a.m. 0.5' 6:53 p.m. 4:27 a.m. 3:09 p.m. 3.8' 9:38 p.m. 0.1' Friday 7:10 a.m. 5:14 p.m. 3:33 a.m. 3.0' 9:21 a.m. 0.1' 6:53 p.m. 5:15 a.m 3:42 p.m. 4.1' 10:06 p.m. -0.2' Jan. 26 7:10 a.m. 6:04 p.m. 4:03 a.m. 3.4' 9:54 a.m. 0.2' 6:53 p.m. 6:02 a.m. 4:12 p.m. 4.4' 10:35 p.m. -0.5' Holiday Hours of OperationTuesday, Jan. 22Emon Beach11 a.m.-6 p.m. All other beachesBuddy system CRC8 a.m.-4 p.m. ARC9 a.m.-midnight Bowling CenterClosed Golf CourseSunrise to sunset Comm. Act. Of ceClosed Country ClubClosed Hobby ShopNoon-5:30 p.m. Library11 a.m.-6 p.m. Adult poolBuddy system Family pool11 a.m.-6 p.m. Small Boat Marina7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Roi Marina8 a.m.-6 p.m. SurfwayClosed LaundryClosed Beauty/Barber9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunrise BakeryClosed Ocean View Club4:30-11 p.m.Post Of ce KwajaleinClosed Shoppette RoiClosed Shoppette KwajaleinClosing early at 5 p.m. PxtraClosing early at 5 p.m. Burger King10 a.m.-4 p.m. Subway10 a.m.-4 p.m. Anthony’s Pizza10 a.m.-4 p.m. American Eatery10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Community BankClosed Third Island StoreClosed Outrigger Snack Bar11 a.m.-2 p.m. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Outrigger Bar5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) TestsFriday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ebeye residents Jan. 26: 8-11 a.m., Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School Students 1-4 p.m., C-Badge and Residents Jan. 28: 8-11 a.m., Ebeye Public School