V a l o r i e J a c k w a l k s t h e a i s l e a t Valorie Jack walks the aisle at S u n d a y Â’ s B a c c a l a u r e a t e c e r e m o n y SundayÂ’s Baccalaureate ceremony. F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 3 For more, see page 3. P h o t o b y S h a w n B r a d y Photo by Shawn Brady
2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 8, 2013 Need to submit a publication request to the Hourglass or AFN Roller? This is how: If you have access to the global, type in Â“usarmyÂ” to get to the group email listings. There are three listings. The first two groups are bolded. When you scroll past those, the last group is unbolded Â– this is the listing you want to choose. Make sure it says Â“mailboxÂ” before Hourglass or AFN Roller and NOT Â“ListÂ” or Â“MBXOWNERÂ” If you do not have access to the global, here are the new email addresses:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.orgNOTE: Messages sent to the old SMDC email addresses are no longer forwarded. You must use the new email addresses. 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: email@example.comInstallation Garrison Manager...Joseph MosconeSergeant Major...Sgt. Maj. Roderick PrioleauPublic Affairs Of cer .................William WhiteManaging Editor ......................Sheila Gideon Media Specialist............................Eva Seelye Media Specialist.........................Chris Delisio Media Specialist........................Shawn Brady Media Services Intern.................Molly Premo The canoes of the past could reach a length of 100 feet and carry up to 40 people and supplies. These vessels, called walap, were not fast. Open-sea voyages could last well over a month. The tipnol was a smaller and speedier canoe, used mainly for fishing inside the lagoons. It could carry 10 or more and, if necessary, be used for ocean voyaging. The korkor was a small paddling outrigger, sometimes fitted with sail, used for lagoon work. Sails were triangular and often extremely large, with a yard and boom on two sides. Thumbs Up!... to Dick and Cheryl Shields for 30 years of volunteering their musical expertise to the Kwaj community for the Protestant church choir and bell choir, Community Choir, band concerts, teaching students, and setting up sound and lighting systems for community events in the MP Room. They have brought many hours of musical enjoyment to young and old on Kwajalein. An end of an era is about to happen when they PCS on June 18. Congratulations to Hagar Kabua for your achievement in Woods II.The dedicated students of Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School were rewarded with recognition May 18 during an awards assembly in the MP Room. Students were acknowledged for excellence in various subjects from the 2012-2013 school year.
3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 8, 2013See BACCALAUREATE page 4 The graduating class of 2013 gathers before the Baccalaureate ceremony.High school seniors one step closer to graduationBy Shawn Brady Media SpecialistThe class of 2013 took their nal step towards graduation with the Baccalaureate celebration on Sunday. The Blessed Sacrament church was packed with parents, teachers, Kwajalein High School alumni and other community members all supporting the 2013 graduating seniors. The night was lled with heartfelt speeches, prayers and performances. The Baccalaureate celebration is one of the many ways that the Kwajalein community honors the graduating high school class before they are sent off into the Â“real world.Â” The night began as the seniors processed down the aisle of the church on a mat that read, Â“Follow your dreams.Â” While they made their way to front of the church, John Sholar and Rachel DeLange read their reminiscent personal introductions. Upon nding their seats, the graduates were addressed by Master of Ceremonies, Raymond Drefus, and the community was welcomed to the Baccalaureate. Mr. Jason Huwe was then invited to bless the class with an opening prayer. Â“Lord we thank you so much for the joy we have celebrating these graduates today. We thank you for their parents, friends and family for their time, effort and love that has been poured over them in anticipation for this day.Â” Huwe set the thankful, celebratory tone for the evening before introducing the rst act of the night. Kori Dowell sang as Eva Seeyle accompanied her on guitar. The two girls impressed the crowd with their performance of Â“The Time of My LifeÂ” by singer David Cook. The song represented the cherishing of memories and the anticipation for times ahead. Dowell and Seelye were the rst of three student acts on Sunday. After the rst performance of the night, Tarah Yurovchak took the stage as the classÂ’s motivational speaker. Yurovchak, a sixth grade teacher at George Seitz Elementary, taught many of the graduates when they were in elementary school. The speech took an unexpected turn when Yurovchak pulled out a Â“cat in the hatÂ” pair of glasses and hat. She read the class Dr. SeussÂ’ story, Oh the Places YouÂ’ll Go! The book took listeners on a ridiculous journey through the ins and outs of life while portraying how unpredictable it can be at times. Yurovchak ended her speech by saying, Â“Failures happen and they help us grow stronger and become more humble.Â” She placed a large importance on going out and conquering the world, regardless of the obstacles Photo by Iwalani Furgeson
4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 8, 2013BACCALAUREATE CEREMONY, from page 3Performances by the high school seniors, including song and dance, are part of the tradition at Kwajalein Baccalaureate ceremon ies.and setbacks that may lie ahead. Following the motivational speech, four graduates performed the second act of the night. Mary McPhatter, Natasha Tomas, Eva Seelye, and Kori Dowell did a hula dance to the song Â“Home in the Islands,Â” by Henry Kapono. The girls captivated the audience with their beautiful, uid motions. Being able to demonstrate such a unique, island-style dance before leaving Kwajalein is extremely special. Masina McCollum took the podium next, as she was chosen to be the nightÂ’s inspirational speaker. McCollum was born and raised on Kwajalein, so she has a rm understanding of what moving from a place like Kwajalein means. McCollum placed a bag containing a live hermit crab under each graduateÂ’s chair. As they opened their bags, there was a large range of reactions; some were laughing, some were excited, and some were completely horri ed! The hermit crab was not used solely for shock value, however. McCollum used the hermit crab to symbolize persistence, resiliency and adaptation to new environments. She described characteristics of a hermit crab such as their tendency to change shells often, overcome rather dif cult tasks in front of them, all while maintaining a soft inside. As McCollum wrapped up her speech, she reminded all of the Kwaj-kids to keep the hermit crab in their minds as they left Kwajalein and to Â“be strong, island strong!Â” The inspirational speech was followed by the third and nal performance of the night. The RiÂ’katak students, Edward Bobo, Hagar Kabua, Glothelia Mijena and Michael Pedro sang a song called Â“Jino,Â” by Li-Takeh Samson. The ve graduatesÂ’ voices harmonized perfectly behind the smooth chords of the ukulele, played by Hagar Kabua. Paula Fluhrer rounded out the nightÂ’s speeches, covering the spiritual aspect. Fluhrer taught many of the graduates earlier in their high school years. She spoke about her own personal experience, and how she had some dif culties when she rst transitioned into college. Fluhrer spoke about getting caught up in lifeÂ’s super cial entities, such as academic performance, appearance, and popularity. She explained that these aspects of life donÂ’t often bring true happiness. Fluhrer advised the class that Â“If you really want to shineÂ…you need a source of light inside of you.Â” Her words were especially impactful considering all of the new experiences, obstacles, and distractions that the graduates will soon face. Fr. Victor Langhans, Catholic priest here on Kwajalein, closed the program with a benediction. Â“Send upon these graduates and ll them with your wisdom and blessings, that they remain humble in heart.Â” With those words of faith, the class of 2013 processed out of the church to the tune of Â“Gone, Gone, Gone,Â” by Phillip Phillips. The graduates lined up outside of the church and were greeted by friends, family, and community members. ItÂ’s on to graduation for this group of 17 Kwaj-kids! Glothelia Mijena enters Island Memorial Chapel for the Baccalaureate. Eva Seelye and Kori Dowell perform during the Baccalaureate ceremony on Sunday. Photos by Shawn Brady and Iwalani Furgeson
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10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 8, 2013 Religious ServicesCatholic 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Small Chapel 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel Roi-Namur service, 7 p.m., Second and Fourth Friday of each month. Appointments with Fr. Vic available after dinner. Protestant 8 a.m., Sunday, Traditional Service 9:15 a.m., Sunday School 11 a.m., Sunday, Contemporary Service 7 p.m., First and Third Friday, Roi Chapel Latter-day Saints 10 a.m., Sunday, CRC Room 3 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, 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 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. LOSTDAKINE RASHGUARD, white, long sleeves, on Lagoon Road between DCCB sur ng area and North Point. Call 59283. GOLD WEDDING RING and T-shirt, possibly in lagoon north of Bijej. Call 52584. WANTEDSINGLE OR DOUBLE jogging stroller. Call 51576. GIVEAWAYRECLINER, very comfortable, but has many cat scratchings. Call 51195. PATIO SALEMONDAY, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., quarters 421B. MenÂ’s and womenÂ’s clothes, household items, kitchen items, shelves, rugs and other miscellaneous items. MONDAY, 9-11 a.m., quarters 456-B on Poinsettia. Pillows $2; plastic storage boxes, $3; iron $5; gloves, $5; shorty wet suit, $10; metal ling cabinet, $10; small table with drawers and stools, $25; glass and metal TV stand, $40; household cleansers and more. Call 50617 or 51357. FOR SALEPCS SALE, piano, very good condition, tuned recently, $250; 46-inch plasma TV, $600; grill, $25; Little Tykes play table, $15; 24and 26-inch bikes with stainless wheels and new parts, $70-125; reclining theater style couch, $700; blinds, $10-20; Yamaha guitar, new, $65; Hunter ceiling fan with lights, $75; outdoor ceiling fan, $35; plants, $5-10. Call Steve or Theresa at 51675. PCS SALE, Alienware 11.5-inch laptop with external DVD drive, $400; SCUBAPRO Superhawk small BCD with computer, ns and mask, $300; Philips 36-inch at panel TV, $200; various kitchen appliances, $5$20; Toastmaster programmable bread maker, $30; two beach chairs, $5 each; Sony DVD player, $15; iLuv iPod player, $15; 5-, 8-, and 10-lb weights, $5 each or $10 for set; and more! Call 51167 after 4 p.m. PATIO TABLE, metal with glass top, four patio chairs with cushions, $125 for all. Call 51763. LOVESEAT with pull-out twin mattress and matching ottoman with storage, $75; TUSA menÂ’s XL BCD with four integrated weight pockets, used four times, $250; 4-foot long chest freezer, $400. Call 51195. NEW IN BOX, NEMA 2000 certi ed/ compatible Garmin GPSMAP 421s, 4-inch waterproof marine GPS and chart plotter, sh nder and depth sounder, comes with dualfrequency transducer, Garmin GA 30 new passive marine GPS antenna with all cabling and Garmin ush mounting kit, great for any boat, $550 rm; new Â“wind scoopÂ” hatch vent, $50; new in box trailer winch, $20. Call 54212 and leave a message. WII U CONSOLE, four remotes, charging station, Guitar Hero with two guitars, keyboard, midi controller, 32GB memory card, $300; Skylander Giants Wii U game, unopened, $40; many other Wii and Wii U games, $5 each. Call 52597. ICE-MAKER, large industrial type, requires manpower/vehicle to transport, $250. Call 51195. CUSTOM MADE wooden blinds for 400-series housing, nine blinds, master bedroom, living room and dining area. Call Theresa at 53990. PCS SALE, two futon couches, one wicker with matching armchair and ottoman, new sage and tan upholstered cover on couch and tan neutral cover on armchair and ottoman, numerous matching throw pillows, $300 or best offer; one solid oak futon with island print cover, and numerous matching throw pillows, $200 or best offer; queen size bed, dark wood head, foot, and side boards, solid wood frame, older mattress set, $250. Call Chad and Alex at 52426. LAPTOP COMPUTER, mouse and mousepad, $100. Call 51597. NEW RAWLINGS youth baseball/softball glove, 11.5-inch, black, Gold Glove Series, $25. Call 50165. BABY GEAR, BabyBjorn, $20; new, unused BabyHawk carrier, $20; padded infant sling, $15, Boppy travel pillow, $10; ocean-themed crib bumper, $10; Brica Fold Â‘n Go travel bassinet, $10; ABO Gear Sunmate shelter, $20. Call 52306. GLASS AQUARIUM, 50-gallon, complete, $120. Call 53731. CHOPPER BIKE FRAME with forks, all aluminum, $100; chopper ape hanger style handle bars, $40 each; gear hub/spindle and brake assembly for 3-wheeler, new, $40; kid size BMX seats, $5 each; aluminum Sun frames and two mountain bike frames, make offer. Call 52642. TWO DEHUMIDIFIERS, $75 each; wooden cabinets, $10 each; bookshelf, $10; plastic shelf, $5; plastic tea cart, $5; small safe, $15; bathroom scale, $5; three coolers, $5-10; re extinguisher, $10; garden hoses, $5; two beach chairs, $5 each; four plastic stacking chairs, $5 each. All prices negotiable. Call 51684. ROI HAPPENINGSA FATHERÂ’S DAY POOL Party and Tie-Dye Bash will be at 2 p.m., June 16. CA will provide the dyes, you supply the 100% cotton apparel. A SUMMER SOLSTICE Bon Fire will start at 8 p.m., June 22, at the beach, speci c location to be determined. Low tide is at 9:25 p.m. Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining FacilityLunch DinnerSunday Sweet and Sour Ribs Bacon Cheddar Quiche Oriental Fried Rice Thursday Cajun Chicken Breast Beef Carnitas Rice Jambalaya June 15 Barbecue Roast Pork Pizza Au Gratin Potatoes Thursday Roast Turkey Gravy and Stuffing Mashed Potatoes WednesdayBuffalo Wings Herb Breaded Pollock Twice-baked PotatoesFriday Meatball Stroganoff Lemon Pepper Chicken Fettucini Friday Oriental Beef Stir-fry Egg Foo Yung Zucchini Monday Beef Tips Burgundy Chicken Cordon Bleu Eggs Florentine WednesdayGrilled Cheese Barbecue Brisket Kung Pao ChickenSunday Barbecue Chicken Macaroni and Cheese Cauliflower Monday Meat Lasagna Lasagna Florentine Eggplant Parmesan Tuesday Chicken Fried Steak Parslied Potatoes Beans in Broth Tuesday Vegetarian Quesadillas Kwaj Fried Chicken Hawaiian Chopped Steak June 15Braised Short Ribs Oven Roast Potato Mixed Vegetables
11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 8, 2013A CONCERT, to be announced, will be held at the theater on June 28. THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT for the 2014 Calendar Photo Contest is June 30. Take your pictures of Roi-Namur and submit them for a chance to be included in the 2014 calendar. FRIDAY NIGHT POOL Tournaments will be held at the Outrigger Bar throughout June. Registration starts at 6 p.m., games start at 7 p.m. ZUMBA CLASSES are held at 7 p.m., Wednesdays throughout June, at the theater. THERE WILL BE A RIB FEST AND COOKOFF on July 21, just for fun. Start thinking about your favorite recipes and order your ingredients from Derrick at the Third Island Store. COMMUNITY NOTICESTHE SOS TRIATHLON Challenge is an indoor/outdoor cardio program. Challenge dates are June 18-July 18. Participants can swim, bike and run to the ultimate goal of completing IRONMAN distances over a 4-week period. Use the Ivey Gym, Adult Pool or Family Pool, and other activities to rack up the miles of cardio and develop a diverse workout. Register through June 15 with Community Activities. Cost is free! Questions? Call Mandie at 53331. JUNE 14 IS FLAG DAY! If you have an unserviceable U.S. ag, bring it to, or deliver to the American Legion (VetÂ’s Hall) for Digni ed Disposal on or before June 14. The ceremony will begin at sunset. OCEAN VIEW CLUB presents live music by Radar Love. 8 p.m., June 15. KYC SPRING Sun sh Regatta and Beach Party at Camp Hamilton is open to the entire community, June 16. Sailboat rides, learn how to sail a Sun sh, launch water balloons or just enjoy the beach from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Limited number of boats, so come early. Sponsored by Kwajalein Yacht Club. Contact yeoman@ kwajyachtclub.com with questions. CAMP READ SÂ’MORE! 10 a.m., June 19, at Grace Sherwood Library. Additional session at 7 p.m. Join us for the Summer Reading Program Kickoff! ING 401(K) open enrollment notice: your Chugach 401(k) plan can be a great place to start for your retirement planning. As an employee of Chugach you are eligible for free investment advice from Wells Fargo Advisors at 800-999-7450. Open enrollment is currently under way. Contact Prescilla at 50788 if you are interested in enrolling. If you are currently deferring into the plan and wish to increase your percentage, open enrollment is now occurring. Forms must be received by June 21 and will be effective July 1. AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES is requesting all vehicle operators turn on the headlight switch to allow tail and clearance lights to come on during the hours of darkness. SURFWAY will continue to deliver groceries during school lunch hour, and at the end of the school day with the exception of the following 10-minute windows in which deliveries will be delayed: 11:25-11:35 a.m., 12:20-12:30 p.m., and 3:25-3:35 p.m. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED services from the Hospital recently, take a few minutes to ll out the following customer satisfaction surveys. Be honest about your experience with the Kwajalein Hospital, Dental and Vet Services. We welcome your comments, suggestions and requests. Paper survey is also available at the front desk receptionist, by the Emergency Room and the hallway between Lab and Pharmacy. For Medical and Dental go to https://kwajweb.smdck.smdc.army.mil/ community/medical/Pages/default.aspx. For Vet Services go to https://kwajweb.smdck. smdc.army.mil/community/medical/vet/Pages/ default.aspx. PLANNING TO INSTALL a deck, fence, antenna, canopy or other temporary item at your quarters? Under SPI 2600 Rev 002, a buildCaf RoiFridayMongolian Grill Night Noodles and Rice Egg RollsWednesday Grilled Steak Huli Huli Chicken Baked Potatoes SundayPasta Primavera Cheesy Italian Chicken Breakfast FritattaThursdayBarbecue Chicken Stir-fry Vegetables Roasted Potatoes June 15 Chicken Quesadillas Shredded Beef Tacos Pinto BeansThursdayRoi Fried Chicken London Broil CornbreadFridayItalian Sausage Hoagies Chicken Cacciatore PolentaMondayBean Chorizo Casserole Southern Benedict Herb Roasted PotatoesWednesdayRoast Beef Sandwich Beef Stroganoff Tater TotsSundaySliced Barbecue Beef Fried Fish Baked BeansMondayTuscan Roast Turkey Beef Stew RatatouilleTuesday Homemade Chili Three-cheese Pasta French Fries TuesdayChicken Sandwich Southwestern Brisket Corn on the Cob June 15Chicken Pasta Olivetti Pasta Fresh BreadLunch Dinner ing permit is required. Contact the Building Inspection Of ce, top oor of Facility 804, with any questions or concerns or to obtain proper paperwork. Call 52049, 52393 or 58922. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION surveys are available at the Zamperini Dining Facility and Caf Roi. We welcome your suggestions and comments. If you have any questions, contact Dave Nobis at 53425. GOLF COURSE SURVEY. Please take a moment to offer your feedback for Holmberg Fairways: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ NKSPFGR. We are in transition and would like your thoughts on our current operation and opinion on how to improve the Country Club and golf course going forward. HOBBY SHOP SURVEY. Is the Hobby Shop your Happy Shop? Is there something we can do to improve? Take a moment to tell us about your experience: http://www.surveymonkey. com/s/NLLGW66. E-TALK: Graf ti and Historic Structures. Defacing of historic structures is prohibited by USAKA/RTS Regulation 200-4 and, if caught, can lead to the perpetrator receiving administrative disciplinary action. SAFELY SPEAKING: Summer Vacation Safety. Even though you are taking some time off from work, remember not to take time off from safety. Before leaving for vacation, make sure your home is secured. Summer Bingo! Â• New games Â• Larger payouts Â• Windfall included in your packet! Starting Thursday, June 13 6:30 p.m. at the VetÂ’s Hall. Packet price will be $20. No outside alcoholic beverages permitted. Must be 21 to enter and play, bring your ID.
12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 8, 2013 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 13.61 inches Yearly deviation: -5.18 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny 10% ENE-E at 12-17 knots Monday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE-E at 12-17 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 10% ENE-E at 11-16 knots Wednesday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 12-17 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 20% ENE-E at 11-16 knots Friday Partly Sunny 10% ENE-E at 11-16 knots Sunrise Moonrise High Tide Low Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:30 a.m. 6:42 a.m. 4:27 a.m. 4.4' 10:51 a.m. -0.4' 7:07 p.m. 7:32 p.m. 4:47 p.m. 3.4' 10:38 p.m. -0.2' Monday 6:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 4:58 a.m. 4.4' 11:23 a.m. -0.4' 7:07 p.m. 8:19 p.m. 5:19 p.m. 3.4' 11:09 p.m. -0.1' Tuesday 6:30 a.m. 8:19 a.m. 5:29 a.m. 4.3' 11:54 a.m. -0.3' 7:07 p.m. 9:04 p.m. 5:51 p.m. 3.3' 11:41 p.m. 0.0' Wednesday 6:30 a.m. 9:06 a.m. 6:00 a.m. 4.2' ---------------------7:08 p.m. 9:48 p.m. 6:24 p.m. 3.2' 12:26 p.m. -0.2' Thursday 6:30 a.m. 9:54 a.m. 6:32 a.m. 4.1' 12:13 a.m. 0.1' 7:08 p.m. 10:31 p.m. 6:59 p.m. 3.1' 12:59 p.m. 0.0' Friday 6:30 a.m. 10:41 a.m. 7:07 a.m. 3.8' 12:48 a.m. 0.3' 7:08 p.m. 11:13 p.m. 7:38 p.m. 3.0' 1:35 p.m. 0.1' June 15 6:31 a.m. 11:27 a.m. 7:46 a.m. 3.6' 1:28 a.m. 0.6' 7:08 p.m. 11:54 p.m. 8:27 p.m. 2.9' 2:17 p.m. 0.3'Both pools on Kwajalein are salt water ow-through pools using water directly from the ocean. Water is pumped in from the intake pipe pump located by the Ocean View Club. Once pumped in, the water splits in the pipe and travels either to the Adult Pool or the Family Pool, lling them through a series of small jets in the shallow end. Water is constantly circulated through use of the gutter systems and drains located in the pools. This water drains through outtake pipes which pump out directly onto the reef. Both pools receive a small amount of chlorine daily, which is regulated by environmental standards so as not to affect the reef, ocean or marine life. No other chemicals such as pH regulator, rust and calcium deposit remover or algaecide are used. As a result, water temperature and clarity can be affected by many natural factors such as sunlight, rain, tide tables, algae bloom and salinity. Did you know? M i l i t a r y C a s u a l t i e s Military Casualties Staff Sgt. Joe A. Nunezrodriguez, 29, of Pasadena, Texas, died May 30, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his vehicle struck an Improvised Explosive Device. He was assigned to the 68th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. Spc. Ray A. Ramirez, 20, of Sacramento, Calif., died June 1, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Spc. Kyle P. Stoeckli, 21, of Moseley, Va., died June 1, in Maiwand, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. Pfc. Mariano M. Raymundo, 21, of Houston, Texas, died June 1, in Sharan, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. Warrant Of cer Sean W. Mullen, 39, of Dover, Del., died June 2, in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky. Staff Sgt. Job M. Reigoux, 30, of Austin, Texas, died June 1, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.