The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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C u t t i n g t h e r i b b o n a t t h e C o u n t r y C l u b Â’ s g r a n d Cutting the ribbon at the Country ClubÂ’s grand r e o p e n i n g a r e S g t M a j R o d e r i c k P r i o l e a u a n d reopening are Sgt. Maj. Roderick Prioleau and T o n y S a v a g e L a t e r i n t h e e v e n i n g g u e s t s e n j o y e d Tony Savage. Later in the evening, guests enjoyed p u p u s a n d m u s i c a l e n t e r t a i n m e n t b y E d K r a m e r pupus and musical entertainment by Ed Kramer. F o r For m o r e s e e p a g e 6 more, see page 6. P h o t o s b y K i m Y a r n e s Photos by Kim Yarnes


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 29, 2013 Thumbs Up!... to everyone that helped us celebrate our Jasmine’s birthday. Many thanks from the Mann family. ... to Scott Little at the IT Helpdesk for all the work he has put into creating great How-To’s on the USAKA-Web. Click on the “IT Help Desk” icon on the home page and check them out! Thank you Scott for providing computer users great tools and awesome support! ... to the Kwajalein Fire Prevention folks for providing re extinguisher training to sport shing club members at the monthly meeting. The training was excellent and very much appreciated by all! 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.milInstallation 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 Mission AnnouncementFTG-07A range operation is scheduled for July 6. Caution times are 5:30-1130 a.m. In conjunction with this operation, during this time, a caution area will extend into the open ocean east of the mid-atoll corridor. July 7 and July 8 are backup days for this operation. The mid-atoll corridor will be closed from 4:01 p.m., July 2 through mission completion. The caution area extends from the surface to unlimited altitude. Questions regarding the above safety requirements for this mission should be directed to USAKA Command Safety Directorate, Kwajalein Range Safety Of cer at extension 54121. Juon ien kokemelmol missile enaj koman ilo ran in saturday 06 july 2013. Awa ko rekauwotota ej 5:30am jimarok lok nan 11:30am jibon. Ilo awa kein ba kaki, ijoko renaj kauwotota ej malo ko turilik in ene ko iloan aelon in. Ene ko ilo iolap in aelon in renaj kilok jen 4:01pm awa elkin raelep ilo 02 july 2013 nan ne ededelok kokemelmel kein. Ne ewor am kajitok jouj im call e lok kwajalein range safety opija ro ilo 54121. Mission Caution Maps 1:30 p.m. – Bike decorating at CRC 1:45 p.m. – Bike Parade to Emon 2 p.m. – Opening Ceremony 2:30pm-5 p.m. – In atables/ Games/Crafts 2:30-5 p.m. – Vendor Sales *3 p.m. – Baggo Tournament**Pre-registration required*5 p.m. – LIVE Music from Kailua Bay Buddies 6:30 p.m. – Drum the Sun Down All events at Emon Beach unless noted otherwise 4th of JulyIts a celebration!


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 29, 2013By Shawn Brady Media SpecialistThe Paci c Partnership is the largest humanitarian and disaster response-preparation mission in the Indo-Asia-Paci c region. It consists of regional partners that include the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Malaysia and New Zealand that work together to improve maritime security, conduct humanitarian assistance, and strengthen disaster response preparedness. At the request of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a U.S. Navy Seabees team has been working on Ebeye since mid-May. The focus of the SeabeesÂ’ project has been the reconstruction of the Ebeye pier to increase the ease and safety of loading and unloading boats. The effort to clean up the pier area consists of work both in and out of the water. As part of the team worked to x cracks and pot holes in the road surrounding the dock, other members were in the water removing concrete debris from the lagoon. After assessing the project site to identify the safest plan of action, the Seabee divers began debris removal. They removed 48,000 pounds on the rst day alone. In total, 86 cubic yards (175 short tons) was surfaced from the lagoon surrounding the pier. The project called for heavy and complex equipment use. Divers used jackhammers to break apart large chunks of concrete. Once they were broken up into manageable pieces, the concrete was attached to lift bags. Then the bags were lled with air in order to oat the debris to the surface. After the concrete was brought as close to the surface as possible, it was connected to an 80-ton crane and hoisted out of the ocean. While the divers were removing the concrete debris from the lagoon, other members of the Seabee team were on shore reconstructing some of the roads leading to the dock area. The main focuses were the many cracks and potholes. They also did major reconstruction of cracked edges around the pier. Many people sh, sit, and walk on the concrete surrounding the pier; reconstructing that area and making it safe was something that will bene t the entire community of Ebeye. The efforts of the Seabees might have gone unnoticed by many community members, but in a few short weeks, they have improved access and safety for everybody who commutes to and from Ebeye. Working as part of the Pacific Partnership Program, the Navy Seabees have left their imprint on Ebeye and achieved one of the mission goals of building trust and exhibiting a spirit of cooperation.Short trip for Navy divers yields beneficial results Lift bags are used to remove a sumberged mooring cleat. Divers rig for lifting a 12,000-pound section of collapsed decking.


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 29, 2013Hourglass ReportsUSAKA hosted a Command Town Hall meeting on June 20. Mr. Joe Moscone, Installation Garrison Manager, opened the meeting and summarized the status of some key USAKA Command actions, including the recent transition of the HQs leadership. Referring to the unforeseen vacancy of the Commander position, Moscone stressed that the changes are not a crisis for USAKA, as “we have not missed a beat with respect to carrying out our mission during this time of change.” “The Army has a way of handling change just ne, and not one person is indispensible” he said. He explained his new role as Garrison Manager as appointed by the SMDC Commanding General, and related authorities as senior leader on the installation, and that of LTC Dean Wiley who has retained authorities for military actions. Moscone reiterated that although some duties have changed, many of the faces involved in performing our mission have not; therefore, there has been no impact on continuity of our operations, from USAKA staff proponents to contractor functional elements. Moscone continued by commending the quality of the team on island and their continued dedication as we move forward. Another topic covered by Moscone included the status on the transition of base operations to the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) and other stakeholders. According to Moscone, this is on track for full operating authority beginning Oct. 1, and is a process which he said has already paid great dividends to us in terms of funding for our infrastructure requirements. “Through the hard work of Jamie Heidle’s DPW team, our Huntsville staff, and our contractors, you see actual work going on right now on our buildings and facilities, whereas in the past they were just plans”, he said. With respect to how complex this transition has been, he reminded the audience that the process has involved much more than just IMCOM and SMDC, and that other Commands, such AMC, MEDCOM, NETCOM, etc. will ultimately play a very big part in the long term sustainment of Kwajalein and its mission. Lastly, Moscone announced that the new USAKA Commander had been assigned, and he will be arriving on island hopefully by early August, and USAKA will soon be leaning forward to plan that transition as well. Lt. Col. Dean Wiley provided an update on Range actions and status of mission support and planning. He praised the work going on at RTS and the fact that they are faced with a compressed mission schedule and increasing actions. He highlighted RTS key organization tasks, and reiterated accomplishments of RTS over the previous period, not the least of which was exceptional Range and installation support provided to FTI-01. “We will be very busy at RTS over the next several months,” he emphasized. KRS President, Cynthia Rivera, began her remarks in true KRS fashion by focusing on safety. “Safety is important and the good news is our record is improving.” She urged everyone to continue to look out for each other. Rivera thanked the education team for a great scholastic year and invited the community to introduce themselves to the new Hospital leaders, Dr. Paulette Galbraith and Christine DeJongh Lewis, just “hopefully not in a medical sense.” Highlights of Rivera remarks included that KRS has been awarded the contract through 2018 and there has been some new direction for the FY13 budget that included money to fund critical equipment and key positions. Finally, the news that everyone has been waiting for is that there are plans to move forward with residential internet. The crew is highly motivated and hopefully everything will be in place sometime this fall. USAKA hosts Command Town Hall Mr. Joseph Moscone, Lt. Col. Dean Wiley and KRS President Cynthia Rivera were among the speakers providing updates to the comm unity at the June 20 USAKA Command Town Hall. SEE TOWN HALL, page 7


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 29, 2013Six Sigma project helps save money, time on service orders for the Kwaj community By Sheila Gideon Managing EditorKwajalein residents should have noticed shorter response time lately for service calls from various Public Works shops. A Six Sigma Project Improvement Plan (PIP) was initiated in June 2012 with the objective of reducing the time it takes to complete service orders called in to the Service Desk. A team consisting of Jeremy Gideon, Samantha Inok and Joe Pedro conducted the PIP focusing on three shops: Electric, Plumbing, and Air Conditioning and Repair. First, the team identi ed the problem they wanted to solve and their objective — to decrease the average labor hours expended per service order from 8.5 to less than 6 hours.The primary Six Sigma tool used for this PIP was a time and motion study, which helped to collect data needed to pinpoint where the problem was. The study was conducted within the Public Works service groups over a period of three weeks. The study required Gideon, Inok and Pedro to follow the shops recording the start and end time of each activity performed. For example, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:40 a.m., the Plumbing Shop held their daily Toolbox Talk and safety brie ng. From 7:40 a.m. to 7:53 a.m., they collected tools, performed vehicle checks and fueled their vehicle. The team added 23 minutes to the log to account for these activities. At the end of the three week period, the data was quanti ed. Gideon assessed the value of each activity from the customer’s perspective categorizing it as one of three value classes — Value Added, Business Value Added or Non-Value Added. Time categorized as Value Added included actual work performed that contributed to the repair like the actual installation of a faucet. Time categorized as Non-Value Added included time expended not directly related to the repair like transportation to and from the residence, rework (performing the same task more than once) or time spent idle or waiting. Time categorized as Business Value Added included tasks required per operating procedure, such as Tool Box and safety talks.A Value Assessment spreadsheet was used to quantify the contribution of each value class providing a better understanding of where time was expended. The team concluded that during a typical 8-hour day, a large amount of time was being spent on what was considered Non-Value Added activities. Gideon further analyzed the time and motion data to drill down on the frequency of the Non Value Added activities. Travel to and from the service location and waiting for parts were the biggest contributors to waste.The next step was to determine how to eliminate or reduce Non-Value Added activities within the process. Gideon met with Shop Supervisors to work through the activities utilizing the Six Sigma tool called the Improvement Matrix. The Improvement Matrix facilitated the identi cation and prioritization of various solutions. One solution identi ed was to group service orders based on location. Instead of driving down to the domes, then to the Coral BQ, then to Kwaj Lodge and then back to the domes, service orders could be assigned based on location, greatly reducing travel time. Another solution was to stock work vehicles with commonly used parts and materials and keep them in the vehicle, reducing the need to return to the warehouse for items. So far, the solutions have been implemented for eight months. The bene ts include a reduction in the time to complete service orders of more than 50%. This exceeded the original goal of reducing the average time to complete a service order by 25%. The changes made have increased service order throughput, reducing wait time for island residents. In most cases same or next day service levels have been achieved. In eight months of implementation, signi cant savings in labor has been realized, allowing for additional effort on reducing the service order backlog by 65%. Future projects will include a time and motion study within airport operations, speci cally studying the bag handling and airplane operational processes.


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 29, 2013Hourglass ReportsGrand reopening might be an exaggeration, since the Country Club never closed for business, but the changes are signi cant. Over a year ago, Quality of Life approved the funds for improvements to the facility and on June 22 the efforts of the Community Services team, the Construction Shop and the KGA were obvious. Sgt. Maj. Roderick Prioleau and Tony Savage, KRS Business Operations Supervisor, had the honor of cutting the ribbon. Savage is the new manager in charge of the bar operations and preparing for this opening was his rst order of business. Walking through the door, the rst thing not to hit you was the smell. The old mustiness was replaced with the fragrance of new carpet and leather. While the carpet had been in place over twenty years and some of the furniture just as long, it has all been updated. Deputy Community Services Manager, Kim Yarnes, who proposed the original project, said, “We wanted an upscale venue to host events at. The Country Club has great potential, it just needed some TLC.” The inside of the facility received a fresh coat of paint and the new bar top is still yet to come, in addition to some decorations for the walls. Outside, the patio had been cleaned and is now home to two sets of patio furniture. Dan Hopkins, and Ed and Patrice Kramer provided musical entertainment, while guests enjoyed cool beverages and a tasty selection of pupus. Savage was pleased with the turnout. “It was great to see so many people come by; I hope they come again,” he said. The Sunset Soire, grand reopening celebration is just the rst of many events to look forward to at the new and improved Country Club. On July 7, the Kailua Bay Buddies, sponsored by the QOL will perform at 7 p.m. Hours of operation will include a Saturday Soire from 4:30-8 p.m. which will include drink specials and often live entertainment. Of course the Country Club is also available for private functions. Call Barbara Hutchins at 53338 for more information.Country Club reopens with Saturday Soire The Community Services team, Ted Glynn, Kim Yarnes, Tony Savage and Marshall Juna are ready to provide good times at the Country Club.By Shawn Brady Media SpecialistGolf is arguably the most popular activity amongst Kwajalein adults. The 9-hole Holmberg Fairways golf course is used, barring any poor weather conditions, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Holmberg Fairways serves the people of Kwajalein as an escape from the stress of everyday life. However, as many people in the Kwajalein Gol ng community will tell you, playing some of the greens on the course recently does not exactly ‘reduce’ stress levels. The deterioration of the greens here on Kwajalein is due, mainly, to the warm climate and effects of the ever-present salt-spray. The course is located right next to the ocean; every wave that crashes sends salt water over the seawall and onto the golf course. The effects are most present on holes 4 and 7 — the green on hole number 4 even has its own designated drop zone. Have no fear Kwajalein! Tony Savage, Holmberg Fairways manager, has been working on a plan to try and x some of the greens on the golf course. Working alongside Pure Seed testing in Oregon, Savage may have found an answer to the greens problems on Kwajalein. Savage has worked in the golf business for the past 25 years. His experience in golf course management and construction has brought new knowledge and opportunity to the golf course here on Kwajalein. Savage has begun conducting an experimental process to attempt to x some of the putting greens on Holmberg Fairways. Dr. Ron Duncan, of Pure Seed Testing Inc., has been working on the rst commercial warm-weather, sea-spray-tolerant putting green grass seed. Over the course of three months, this “paspalum seed” is treated with fungicides and amino acids. After it is treated and processed, the seed turns a bluish color and is ready to be used. Holmberg Fairways is one of three golf courses in the world, along with a course in Naples, Florida and another in South Korea, chosen to be included in this Golf Course to test experimental seed on putting greensSEE GOLF COURSE, page 12 Paspalum seed after it is treated and processed.


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 29, 2013TOWN HALL, from page 4Moscone reported that the impact of the budget is less than what anyone would have predicted four months ago, as the installation along with all contractors planned for results from the continuing resolution and sequestration. KRS will not have a signi cant reduction in labor force, but everyone still had to make some tough decisions in terms of what our biggest priorities are. He reminded the crowd to be cognizant of some of the impacts that still will be felt from the budget plan, including the fact that federal employees of USAKA as of right now will be furloughed starting in July, in accordance with DOD directions. “The budget, although manageable, is still very tight for us, with little to no margin for error, since we obviously still don’t have all the dollars we need”, he said. “So, we still have to make sure we are operating as ef ciently as possible to maintain our mission, and it’s important that we make the right choices on what not to fund as well”. Sgt. Maj. Roderick Prioleau’s message was to stay positive. He asked that everyone remind themselves of what is right about this community. In his year here he has enjoyed the community and has had fun during the softball and soccer seasons, the Rustman and Rusty Family, the Army Birthday Run, Graduation, and watching the RTS mission. He is looking forward to welcoming a new Operations sergeant major, master sergeant in July and his replacement in November. He called on the community to take care of each other and pledged to continue his community service work with the palm fronds near Emon Beach until he departs. AAFES General Manager, Jeff Sweetenburg, announced that the Exchange is working to mark items down and move stock. “We can’t bring in new things, until there is a place to put them,” he said. The Exchange recently received a shipment of patio furniture and plastic chairs and are expecting new, bigger televisions soon. Sweetenburg reminded the community that he hosts of ce hours Fridays from 3-6 p.m.; his of ce is in the back of the concession/ vendor building. Other items to note — books are already marked down 25%; there is not an additional discount. Lastly, the food court will be installing new drink stations soon. During the question and answer portion of the evening, a variety of community concerns were addressed. It was announced that funding has been approved to repair both swimming pools. Also, the installation smoking policy is being reviewed by USAKA. Moscone commented that he totally agrees that this policy should be tightened and that “some newly added teeth needs to be addressed with it as well.” He stated that there should be no smoking at all downtown, and this will be reinforced. USAKA attorney Holly Botes reminded that the current policy also forbids smoking in the downtown area or within 50 feet of doorways. Additionally, the curfew restriction has changed to “10:00pm on weekdays and 12:00pm on weekends for children under the age of 18 (or 18 and currently enrolled in Kwajalein High School). In addition, children under the age of 18 (or 18 and currently enrolled in Kwajalein High School) are not permitted south of 9th Street during hours of darkness without a parent or custodial guardian.” Moscone stated that updates to both the curfew and smoking policies will be publicized shortly. The challenges with the food supply and procurement were also discussed. Recently the supplier for Surfway and the PDR has changed to DLA and there have been some hurdles in the process. One being that some food has arrived already expired. Chief Warrant Of cer Adams, USAKA Food Safety Of cer, pledged that safety is the priority for all shipments, and if items cannot be extended, then she has no choice but to prohibit its sale and use. Currently, we are only able to order from the DLA Guam catalogue. Not all of the products people use will be on the shelf, but using this distribution system saves precious resources and at some point in the future KRS can look for other sources to augment the selection. While prices on meat have seemed high to some island residents, Ben Souther addressed the fact that Surfway is a break even operation. The price you see on the tag re ects the cost that KRS is purchasing the item for with a small additional mark-up to cover operations — they are not looking to make a pro t off groceries. Moscone stated that based on the discussion, further review of the distribution process was warranted, in terms of why products were arriving already expired. USAKA Directorate of Logistics will follow up on this issue. Once all of the audience’s questions had been addressed, Moscone thanked everyone and praised the community for their resilience and for the roles they play in support of USAKA’s mission and our nation. The Town Hall was then called to a close. The Calendar Year 2012 Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Con dence Report) will be available to all USAKA residents on July 1. English versions of the report can be picked up at the distribution boxes located outside the Kwajalein Post Of ce and Roi-Namur Post Of ce. Marshallese versions of the report can be picked up at the Kwajalein and Roi-Namur Dock Security Checkpoints as well as the air terminals. Call KRS ES&H at 51134 with questions. Report eo kin dren in idrak eo ej koman aolep yio: Consumer Con dence Report eo ej walok melele ko raurok kin dren in idrak eo ion USAKA in. Report eo an 2012 ilo kajin belle ej bed ilo distribution box ko rej bed nabwojin ilo Post Of ce ko ion Kwajalein im Roi-Namur. Kajin Majol eo an report in ej bed ilo Dock Security Checkpoint im air terminal ko ion Kwajalein im Roi-Namur jimor. Kir KRS ES&H ilo 51134 kin kajitok ko.Annual Water Quality Report


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 29, 2013 DISPATCH FROM ROI Photos from Laura Pasquarella-Swain


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 29, 2013 We need your submissions to keep this page full! Email to: usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.hourglass@mail.milfrom Josh Colefrom Kim Yarnes from Kim Yarnes from Kim Yarnes from Shannon Paulsen from Shannon Paulsen


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 29, 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 Summer Schedule 11 a.m., Sunday Service 7 p.m., First and third Friday, Roi Chapel Latter-day Saints 10 a.m., Sunday, CRC Room 3 Contact the chaplain’s of ce at 53505 for more information. HELP WANTEDKRS AND CMSI job listings for on-island positions will be available at the Kwajalein, 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. COMMUNITY BANK is hiring a Banking Center Service Manager. Position is full-time, 40 hours. Manages service and operations activities to ensure excellent service delivery and maximizes banking center pro tability by reducing losses and fostering teamwork. Recruits, interviews, and hires tellers and teller coordinators. Approves customer transactions, resolves customer issues. Operates a teller window as needed. Reports to Banking Center Manager and may provide backup during their absence. Visit http://careers. to apply. LOSTBLACK BACKPACK, with iPad in orange case, near Reef/Coral BQs, cash reward. Call 51323. ORANGE BACKPACK, around Surf BQ. Call 52495. FOUNDSMALL CAMERA CASE with card reader at Shark Pit. Call Cindy at 54547 or 54365 to identify. GIVEAWAYFREE PLANTS, just show up and haul them away, no need to ask, quarters 434-A. WANTEDWILL PAY SOMEONE to recover our patio furniture cushions. Call 51915. PATIO SALETODAY, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., quarters 448-B in the alley. Household goodies, clothes and other nice stuff. TODAY, 3 p.m., quarters 427-B. Bikes, trailer, plants, girls clothes, toys and various household items. Today, 4:30-6:30 p.m., and Monday, 8 a.m.noon, quarters 483-A on Palm Street. Girls’ clothing ages six to eight, girls’ toys, woman’s clothing, men’s shirts and shorts, bike parts, pivoting teeter totter, tools, household hardware, kitchen appliances, general once-a-year house cleanout items. MONDAY, 8-10 a.m., quarters 416-B. Multiparty patio sale. FOR SALECANON WATERPROOF camera housing, 30-meter/100-foot, model number WP-DC300, $50. Call 51915. SONY FLATSCREEN, 46-inch and Sony Bluray DVD player, $500; women’s Sun bike, $100; women’s Trek mountain bike, $100. Call 51974 or 53667. BIKE TRAILER, good condition, with attachment for bike frame, fabric sides, aluminum frame, aluminum wheel rims, stainless steel spokes, about two years old, $100. Call 53887. SONY PSP, with case, charger, two movies (Cars & Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, both brand new, $100; Innotab 2, pink for ages up to eight years old, includes camera, many fun apps for pictures, games, etc., $75; Kindle with cover, $75; sofa, brown, eight months old, $200. Call 52902 or 54881. RALEIGH R600 Comp. Road Bike, in very good condition with low mileage Continental 4-season tires, perfect for RustMan, $600 Call 55538. 2007 SEADOO RXP Jetski, 215 HP, supercharged engine, $5,500 or best offer. Call 51584. ATOMIC AQUATICS B1 Regulator System with Mares SPG, computer, compass console, Seatac BC with Scubapro AIR2, $150. Call Pam at 54678. TWO SUN BIKES, excellent condition with goosenecks and baskets, $325 each. Call 52642. WEINMANN DH 39, double wall single-speed with coaster brake aluminum rim set, heavy duty stainless spokes, brand new in wrapper with rim protectors, $150; Lightning recumbent bicycle, 21-speed with bike stand/trainer, $250. Call 54506. WII U GAME CONSOLE, three remotes, charging station, Guitar Hero game with basic guitar and Fender guitar, keyboard, midi controller, 32GB memory card, $300; Skylander Giants Wii U game unopened, $40; many other Wii and Wii U games, $5 each; Dell All-In-One 23inch touchscreen computer, Windows 7 professional, DVD+/dual layer DVD drive, 1TB HDD, 6MG RAM memory, keyboard, mouse, Microsoft Of ce, THX-certi ed display and sound, $800. Call 52597. ROI HAPPENINGSTHE 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. ZUMBA CLASSES are held at 7 p.m., Wednesdays throughout June, at the theater. COMMUNITY NOTICES4TH OF JULY VOLUNTEERS are needed to support the fun 4th of July activities. If you are willing to donate an hour or more of your time, call 53331 or email Midori Hobbs. Volunteers are needed for craft areas, decorating, the bike parade, supervising in atables and more. PUTT PUTT FOR ADULTS. 4:30-8 p.m., today, at the Golf Course. Join us for the Saturday Soire and try your hand at putt putt golf. BOGEY’S at the Country Club presents Orson Wells’ original radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds.” 6 p.m., tonight. THE KWAJALEIN YACHT CLUB will be holding its monthly meeting tonight. Happy hour at 5:30 Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining FacilityLunch DinnerSunday Kwaj Fried Chicken Crabs Benedict Barbecue Beef Sandwich Thursday Cajun Short Ribs Barbecue Chicken Baked Beans July 6 Pasta Italian Sausage Garlic Bread Thursday Teriyaki Beef Pork Egg Rolls Sesame Noodles Wednesday Carved Beef Cheddar Bacon Chicken Noodles Romanoff Friday Grilled Ham and Cheese Pot Roast Cornmeal Catfish Friday Hamburger Bonanza Vegetarian Stir-fry Potatoes O’Brien Monday Garlic Roast Beef Huevos Rancheros Bacon Cheese Quiche Wednesday Roast Turkey Sage Stuffing Mashed Potatoes Sunday Herb Roast Pork Loin Chicken Stir-fry Mixed Vegetables Monday Beef Curry Buffalo Wings Green Beans Tuesday Lemon Pepper Chicken Hawaiian Chopped Steak Rice Pilaf Tuesday Beef Lasagna Spinach Lasagna Garlic Toast July 6 Salisbury Steak General’s Chicken Thyme Roast Potatoes


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 29, 2013p.m., meeting at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Burgers and dogs will be provided, bring a side dish to share. You do NOT need to own a boat to be a member. All socialites and wanna-be sailors accepted. Questions? Call Ed at commodore@ OCEAN VIEW CLUB Birthday Bash. 8 p.m., tonight. Must be 21 years old! Complimentary drinks and cake for registered June birthdays. Contact Barbara Hutchins at 58228 or Ted Glynn at 53338. PUTT PUTT FOR EVERYONE. 1-3 p.m., Sunday, at the Golf Course. WOODSHOP SAFETY orientation will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, at the Hobby Shop. Call 51700 or stop by the Hobby Shop to sign up. Cost is $10. Closed toed shoes are required. PRIVATE ORGANIZATION Food Sales must comply with USAKA Policy 30-22 (August 2012) and ESH-MED-00001 KRS Food Safety Guidelines for Private Organization Food Sales (April 2013). All participants must have taken the Basic Food Safety class within the last year. BASIC FOOD SAFETY. The KRS Food Safety Inspector is offering the Basic Food Safety Class from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, at CAC Room 1. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve your seat, send an email to CELEBRATE 4th of July! 1:30 p.m. Bike decorating at CRC; 1:45pm Bike Parade to Emon; 2 p.m. Opening Ceremony; 2:30-5 p.m. In atables/ Games/Crafts; 2:30-5 p.m. Vendor Sales; 3 p.m.Baggo Tournament (Pre-registration required); 5 p.m. LIVE Music from Kailua Bay Buddies; 6:30 p.m. Drum the Sun Down. All events at Emon Beach unless noted otherwise. SMALL BOAT MARINA will be open 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursday. Stop by Building 1390 to make your B-boat reservation. KAILUA BAY BUDDIES Kwaj Shows: 5 p.m., Thursday, at Emon Beach; and 7 p.m., July 7, at the Country Club. Come enjoy live music straight from Hawaii, sponsored by the Quality of Life Committee. For Kailua lovers across the planet. No set list. No attitude. Yes, requests are welcomed and encouraged. UNDERWATER FIREWORKS. 7-9:30 p.m., Thursday, at Emon Beach. Hey, divers! Grab your tank, le your night dive plan with KPD and light up the lagoon. This won’t make up for real reworks, but some divers will be on Diver Propulsion Vehicles and others will have various intensity lights for a tiny underwater lighting display. HOBBY SHOP will be offering all Christmas ceramic molds half off for the month of July. So come down and get started on your Christmas gifts early! SUMMER CATERING. Hosting an event? Don’t feel like cooking? KRS Catering can provide a variety of appetizers, entrees, side dishes and desserts for customer pickup service. Private dinners on the beach are also available, weeknights, with advance reservations. If you would like to place an order or make a reservation please contact Barbara Hutchins at 58228. CONSTRUCTION SHOP is sealing Ocean Road. Work will begin at Kwaj Lodge and continue north towards Bunker Hill. Use another travel route if possible. Be alert of workers, oneway traf c and safety cones. WORK HAS BEGUN on the Zamperini Dining Facility/Post Of ce trellis. The walkway area in between will be closed to pedestrian traf c. Use an alternate route while repairs are made. Observe all signs and barricades. Questions? Call Mike Wiltrout at 51527. E-TALK: The 2012 Annual Water Quality Report is now available to all USAKA residents; it contains important information about the drinking water at USAKA. SAFELY SPEAKING: Employees need to know the new OSHA symbols. The “O” ame is for oxidizers. Oxidizers enhance combustion of materials. Keep them separated from all other materials. M i l i t a r y C a s u a l t i e s Military Casualties Four Soldiers died June 18, in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with indirect re. Killed were Sgt. Justin R. Johnson, 25, of Hobe Sound, Fla, assigned to the 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Eustis, Va., Spc. Ember M. Alt, 21, of Beech Island, S.C., Spc. Robert W. Ellis, 21, of Kennewick, Wash. and Spc. William R. Moody, 30, of Burleson, Texas, all assigned to 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. Spc. Javier Sanchez Jr., 28, of Green eld, Calif., died June 23, in Sar Rowzah, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device while on mounted patrol. He was assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. Caf RoiFridayGreek Herb Chicken Grilled Pork Souvlaki FalafelWednesdayRoast Steamship Herb Chicken Baked PotatoesSundayPork Chops Coconut Basil Chicken Eggs BenedictThursdayHot Dogs Hamburgers Onion Rings July 6 Cajun Chicken Wrap Grilled Bratwurst Mashed PotatoesThursdayBBQ Pork Ribs BBQ Chicken Baked BeansFridayBeef Tacos Chicken Casserole Pinto BeansMondayPepper Steak Pork Loin QuicheWednesdaySliced Roast Beef Mac and Cheese Mashed PotatoesSundayShoyu Chicken Hawaiian Steak Spicy Asian NoodlesMondayBraised Beef Dumplings Au Gratin PotatoesTuesdayRoi Fried Chickenm Parker Ranch Stew Parsleyed NoodlesTuesdayBaked Penne Spinach and Feta Pie Roast Potatoes July 6 Roast Pork Loin Herb Baked Fish Mushroom Rice PilafLunch Dinner The most important changes include: 1. No smoking at Emon Beach. Smoking permitted at other beaches, except during events where children are present (new). 2. No smoking on public roads (new). 3. No smoking within 50 feet of building entrances (existing rule). 4. No smoking in the downtown area (existing rule). *The Provost Marshal’s Of ce will be strictly enforcing these changes as well as existing policy regulations. For questions, call the USAKA Legal Of ce at 53417. USAKA Policy Memorandum 600-8, Tobacco Use in Facilities on USAKA/RTS, has been updated.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 29, 2013 Holiday Hours of OperationThursday, July 4Emon Beach11 a.m.-6 p.m. All other beachesBuddy system CRC8 a.m.-2 p.m. ARC24 hours on cipher lock Bowling CenterClosed Golf CourseSunrise to sunset Country ClubClosed Hobby Shop KwajClosed. Library RoiClosed Grace Sherwood LibraryClosed Adult poolBuddy system Family poolClosed Small Boat Marina8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Roi Marina8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. SurfwayClosed LaundryClosed Beauty/BarberClosed Sunrise BakeryClosed Ocean View Club4:30-11 p.m. Post Of ce KwajaleinClosed Shoppette Roi10 a.m.-4 p.m. Shoppette Kwajalein10 a.m.-4 p.m. PxtraClosed Burger King10 a.m.-4 p.m. Subway10 a.m.-4 p.m. Anthony’s Pizza10 a.m.-4 p.m. American EateryClosed Community BankClosed Third Island StoreClosed Outrigger Snack Bar11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Outrigger Bar5 p.m.-midnight WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 13.61 inches Yearly deviation: -5.18 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny 10% ENE-E at 8-13 knots Monday Partly Sunny 20% ENE-ESE at 9-14 knots Tuesday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE-ESE at 10-15 knots Wednesday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE-ESE at 9-14 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 20% ENE-ESE at 8-13 knots Friday Partly Sunny 20% ENE-ESE at 6-12 knots Sunrise Moonrise High Tide Low Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:34 a.m. 12:09 a.m. 9:03 a.m. 3.2' 2:55 a.m. 0.8' 7:11 p.m. 12:37 p.m. 10:02 p.m. 3.0' 3:32 p.m. 0.5' Monday 6:34 a.m. 12:53 a.m. 10:08 a.m. 2.7' 4:10 a.m. 1.1' 7:12 p.m. 1:26 p.m. 11:21 p.m. 2.9' 4:35 p.m. 0.8' Tuesday 6:34 a.m. 1:36 a.m. 11:36 a.m. 2.4' 5:48 a.m. 1.2' 7:12 p.m. 2:15 p.m. -------------------5:50 p.m. 0.9' Wednesday 6:35 a.m. 2:21 a.m. 12:40 a.m. 3.1' 7:17 a.m. 1.0' 7:12 p.m. 3:03 p.m. 1:03 p.m. 2.4 7:00 p.m. 0.8' Thursday 6:35 a.m. 3:06 a.m. 1:41 a.m. 3.3' 8:18 a.m. 0.7' 7:12 p.m. 3:52 p.m. 2:06 p.m. 2.6' 7:55 p.m. 0.6' Friday 6:35 a.m. 3:52 a.m. 2:28 a.m. 3.6' 9:00 a.m. 0.4' 7:12 p.m. 4:41 p.m. 2:52 p.m. 2.8' 8:40 p.m. 0.4' July 6 6:35 a.m. 4:39 a.m. 3:06 a.m. 3.9' 9:36 a.m. 0.1' 7:12 p.m. 5:29 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3.0' 9:18 p.m. 0.1'experiment. Savage explained that warm-weather golf courses in places like Kwajalein, Florida, and South Korea do not use grass “seed” to construct their putting greens. The incorporation of this new grass seed into the golf world could potentially revolutionize the way warm-weather golf courses are built. Traditionally, putting greens are created using sod and sprouts. The small clippings of grass are pushed into the ground and slowly, they being to grow over one another and create what people would call a “puttable” green. This new paspalum seed, developed by Dr. Duncan, could potentially revolutionize the process in which putting greens are grown. If all works as planned, the paspalum seed should make the greens completely puttable in about 10 weeks. The process will be as simple as throwing the seed onto the ground, making sure it is watered, and then waiting for results. Again, this process is completely experimental; there is no guarantee that the greens will ourish with the seeds. However, Kwajalein is the lucky recipient of the rst batch of commercial paspalum seed from Pure Seed Testing Inc. Over the course of a few shipments, Holmberg Fairways will receive a total of 25 pounds of paspalum seed to experiment with, completely free of charge. When this seed is eventually released commercially, it will sell for around $65 per pound. This brand new paspalum seed may represent a new frontier of golf course construction; Tony Savage and the rest of the Holmberg Fairways staff have been handed an opportunity to increase the quality of the golf course, permanently.GOLF COURSE, from page 6