The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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D i r k R o e s l e r p a r t i c i p a t e s i n t h e P a t r i o t G o l f Dirk Roesler participates in the Patriot Golf D a y t o u r n a m e n t T u e s d a y t o b e n e f i t t h e F o l d s o f Day tournament Tuesday to benefit the Folds of H o n o r F o u n d a t i o n F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 6 Honor Foundation. For more, see page 6. P h o t o b y E v a S e e l y e Photo by Eva Seelye


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 7, 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. Nestor Sadler Sergeant Major...Sgt. Maj. Roderick Prioleau Public Affairs Of cer .............Michael Sakaio Managing Editor ......................Sheila Gideon Media Specialist............................Eva Seelye Media Specialist.........................Chris Delisio Media Services Intern.................Molly Premo Religion plays a very important role in the Marshallese society. In many ways, it is assimilated to its culture. Christianity arrived in the Marshall Islands in 1857 with the arrival of Protestant missionaries on the schooner Morning Star. Kaiboke, the powerful chief of the Ralik atolls, welcomed Christianity to Ebon Atoll.Thumbs Up!... to everyone who made the Labor Day event a success: the volunteers, band, bar and a big shout out to the sh who sacri ced themselves for art. Thank you! We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help. ... to the eco-friendly good samaritan who rescued three crabs that found themselves in the Adult Pool early Tuesday morning. They’re breathing much easier again in the un-chlorinated water of the oceanside tidal pools. ... to the Worthy crew who have surpassed the record for continuous days at sea at over 50 days and counting. ... to Tony Janoski and his great crew at the Plumbing Shop for their quick repair of the plant nursery irrigation system at the Marshallese Cultural Center. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by the volunteer who takes care of the plant nursery. Thanks! Kevin Wilson is the new Protestant Chaplain on Kwajalein. He arrived here last week from Champaign, Ill., with his family: wife, Esther; sons, Kael, 8, Seth, 4, and Aiden, 1; and daughter, Emma, 6. Kevin was an English teacher after college and rst heard of Kwajalein in the book “The Caine Mutiny.” Back then he never imagined he would ever live here. Most recently, he heard of Kwajalein and the open position on a seminary website. “The description looked like a wonderful t for me and my family,” he said. Kevin is excited to live in our community, getting to know people and people getting to know him. “It’s an honor to get to represent Jesus among so many great traditions here! Whatever your religious or non-religious background, whatever your spiritual or emotional questions, I want to get to know you. Try me.”


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 Kenneth and Carolyn Smith meet Sgt. Maj. Roderick Prioleau, left, and Col. Nestor Sadler.Couple visits Kwajalein: birthplace of their loveBy Sheila Gideon Managing EditorKwajalein has been the birthplace of many love stories, and for Carolyn and Kenneth Smith, this island was where their love started and where they decided to celebrate their 25th year of blissful marriage. The Smiths are both former Kwajalein residents. Carolyn (maiden name Cato, and known as “CC”) lived on Kwajalein from July 1985 until July of 1987. She lived here with her son, Casey. She was enlisted at the time and worked as the sergeant at the Post Of ce. Kenneth arrived in August 1986 and left December of 1987, and worked under Global Associates as a captain at the re station. Kenneth surprised Carolyn with a trip to Kwajalein to celebrate their Silver wedding anniversary. They arrived Aug. 27 and departed Aug. 29.The Smiths have discussed coming back to Kwajalein ever since they left, but they knew they needed a sponsor in order to gain access to the island. While Kenneth has met just a few people over the years that have lived on Kwajalein, one of them happens to work for him now in Georgia. Kevin Young was a re ghter on Kwajalein a few years ago. When he found out Kenneth was interested in visiting, Young contacted a friend who still lives on Kwajalein, Nick Yarnes, to sponsor the Smiths. Everything fell exactly into place. Kenneth told Carolyn they were going on vacation to Hawaii; when they arrived he surprised her by telling her the next morning they would board the ATI and y to Kwajalein for two days.While their trip was short, they spent their time touring the island in a golf cart, visiting their old stomping grounds. After seeing the island again after 26 years, they noticed some big changes. The biggest change they noticed right away was the large decrease in the number of residents on island. Kenneth also noticed an increase in Marshallese workers, especially in supervisory positions. “The re station is still the same,” he said, “except for some renovations.” Carolyn also visited her old workplace and found out we now only get mail twice per week; when she lived here, mail arrived every day. They noticed the trailers are gone, and the dome homes have been installed. The stores are different too; no longer called “Macy’s,” AAFES now stands in its place and the food court has a few chain restaurants. The other big change they noticed is that they were unable to visit the rst place they had met: the Yokwe Yuk Club, which is now closed. On Kenneth’s rst night on island in 1987, he went to the Yuk Club with his fellow re ghters. He had already heard of “CC” (Carolyn). That night, Carolyn actually approached Kenneth and said, “Hey, Ken Smith,” and then walked away. It left him baf ed that she had already heard about him. He saw her again at the gym playing basketball. She had jammed her nger while playing and, “being the re ghter that I am, I went to her rescue,” Kenneth recalled. He said it was a good excuse to hold her hand. They became friends and eventually began dating. They found out that they were both from Georgia, and from that point, their relationship ourished. “If it weren’t for her, my one year tour would have been pretty rough,” Kenneth said. Soon, Carolyn’s contract was up and she was heading back to the States in July of 1987. Kenneth went on vacation in August of that year and they decided to meet up and visit. He met her family on that trip and the following year in August, they were married. When Carolyn left Kwajalein, she was still enlisted and was stationed in Fort Stuart, Georgia. While stationed there, Carolyn’s young son, Casey, was killed. The Army gave her a compassionate reassignment and she was moved to Fort McPherson, near Atlanta, where Kenneth was living and working. They were already married at this time. Kwajalein was the last place Casey lived with his mother, so it holds a special place in her heart. The couple bought a home in Georgia and that’s where they have lived the 25 years of their married life. Coming back to visit Kwajalein meant a lot to both Kenneth and Carolyn. Kenneth said he was aware some changes had been made to the island, but it doesn’t change how he feels about it. The memories that really matter to him are the ones he and Carolyn shared when they were here together. “We appreciate the commander for allowing us to do this,” he said, and also expressed thanks to Yarnes for sponsoring them and allowing them to ful ll a 26-year-old dream.


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 Photos by Eva SeelyeJordan Hadley ventures out into the lagoon on her standup paddleboard. Hourglass Reports Emon Beach was lled with children and families relaxing and enjoying the warm weather for the Labor Day holiday on Monday. There were several activities available courtesy of Community Activities to keep everyone busy. New crafts were introduced this year that included the unique art of gyotaku, or sh prints. Residents brought Tshirts, or just used paper provided, to make colorful and interesting prints. Volunteers were on hand to assist. There were various colors available to paint your sh of choice and then you simply pressed it rmly onto the medium of your choice. Kids also used empty plastic water bottles to make snake bubbles. Around 2 p.m., Dan “RiverDog” Hopkins got karaoke going with contests for both children and adults. Later that evening, when it was a little cooler, residents brought their beach chairs down to the Main Pavilion to enjoy the musical stylings of The Zooks Ember Miller cools off on the bouncy water slide. The Zooks rock out at Emon Beach during sunset on Labor Day. Chris Ziemba, left, helps Clara Winkler make a fish print T-shirt. Kwajalein boys jump around in the Bounce House during the Labor Day celebration at Emon Beach Monday. The Whatcott family make a fish print T-shirt.


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013Tournaments, live music help raise money for USO at Veterans’ HallArticle and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing Editor The Kwajalein Veterans’ Hall got busy early on Sunday, offering tournaments, live music and barbecue in order to raise money for the United Service Organizations. After expenses, American Legion Post 44 will be able to donate almost $3,000 to the USO, who support U.S. troops. The day began with a Baggo tournament. Although it was hot, almost 10 teams competed. In the championship match, Doug Vanderveen and Glenn Hibberts took on reigning Baggo champs Dave Gray and Tony Jones. After each team won a match, it came down to the nal game. Gray and Jones pulled out the win, earning the $200 prize, which they donated back to the USO. After sunset, lights were positioned around the horseshoe pits and a large tournament ensued. Visiting sailors from the British Royal Ship HMS Daring were in attendance and participated as well. After several hours of play, Flynn Gideon and Glenn Hibberts were declared winners, and they too donated their $200 prize money back to the USO. American Legion Post 44 volunteers also raised money by selling plates of barbecue to patrons. To nish out the evening, The Zooks provided live music. The Zooks are a longtime Kwaj band whose members often change throughout the years. They play dance music from the 60s, 70s, 80s and some Motown. The dance oor was hardly empty all night, as residents and visitors danced the night away, all for a great cause. Vernon Adcock, in his “Zook Suit,” dances with Jude Winchester to the musical stylings of The Zooks at the Vet’s Hall on Sunday. Baggo tournament champion Tony Jones, right, throws against Malcolm Gowans at the Vet’s Hall fundraiser Sunday to benefit the USO. Horseshoes champion Glenn Hibberts, left, throws against a Royal British Navy sailor in the first match of the tournament at the Vet’s Hall. Left, The Zooks lead singer Geary Shotts sings some tunes, while right, Randy Razook plays lead guitar.


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013Golfers raise $3,000 at tournament to benefit wounded U.S. Soldiers, familiesBy Sheila Gideon Managing Editor It was a brutally hot day for golf, with very little wind or cloud cover for relief. But that didnÂ’t keep 68 golfers from participating in the Patriot Golf Day tournament held Tuesday at Holmberg Fairways. Participation in Patriot Golf Day runs nationally across the U.S. during Labor Day weekend. All proceeds bene t the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides educational and other assistance to the spouses and children of servicemembers who are wounded or killed while in service to the U.S. The Kwajalein Golf Association and Community Activities hosted the event on Kwajalein, which raised around $3,000 for the organization. The nine-hole tournament consisted of four-person teams using the Best Ball format (all players shoot, and you choose the best shot to play from next). Mulligans (do overs) were available for purchase and went toward the overall donation to Folds of Honor. Handicaps were used, and even generously given out to players who donÂ’t usually golf in order to even the odds. Out of 68 players, there were a total of 69 birdies, which combined with handicaps led to some very low scores. The rst place team, who won prize money and KGA dues for 2014, was Jeremy and Sheila Gideon, and Adam and Lindsey Vail, with a net 24. Second place, with a net 25, went to Russell Beniamina, John Brown, Virgilio Cruz and Andy Estacion. There was a ve-way tie for third place, with a net 26. After the tie breaker, Jim Cossey, Rob Medrano, Kim Parker and Linda Schuett were declared winners. Fourth place, with seven birdies, went to Jeff Beckley, Rudy Gil, Sean Johnson and Shannon Roberts. Teams that placed second through fourth were given prize money and various donated items from BillÂ’s Bike and Dive Shop. All teams donated their prize money back to the Folds of Honor Foundation, and several other teams chipped in even more. The nal team recognized had the highest score, which went to Dave and Dawn Gray, Tony Jones and Cindy Mathieson. They were given vouchers for complimentary mulligans in the next KGA fun tournament. After winners were announced, various items were auctioned off; money collected was donated to Folds of Honor. BillÂ’s Bike and Dive donated some T-shirts and a bike seat, and KGA dues for next year also brought in some extra money for the donation. First place team member Adam Vail attempts to sink a putt on Hole 3. Lenny Fugatt putts the ball in on Hole 9 at the Patriot Golf Day tournament Tuesday. New golfer Leanne Page participates in the Patriot Golf Day tournament Tuesday. Lindsey Vail, of the first place team, tees off on Hole 1 during the charity tournament.Photos by Eva Seelye


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8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013From Art Bennis From Sheila GideonFrom Sheila GideonFrom Sheila Gideon From Art Bennis DISPATCH FROM ROI Third Island Store now open extra daysHourglass ReportsSome of the Roi-Namur community knows where the Third Island Store is located, but the there is a large portion of the community that has no idea. Some have the impression that the Third Island Store is located “on” Third Island, otherwise known as Enniburr. That’s when you can see a certain amount of confusion on faces. Third Island Store is actually located on Roi, adjacent and connected to the marina and the Dock Security Checkpoint. The store prides itself in servicing all the Enniburr community as well as the Roi community, and Kwajalein and TDY visitors. Third Island Store is an extension of Surfway food store, which is located on Kwajalein. Third Island Store is small in nature, so the amount of products offered is limited. To work around this, they offer a special order program in which you can submit your request to Manager Derrick Lemmie or store staff. This request is then forwarded to Surfway on Kwajalein and, if available, is sent directly to the Third Island Store. Upon arrival, you will be contacted that your order has arrived. Duration is about two to three days for completion and arrival. Lemmie is happy to announce that Third Island Store has added an additional day of operation to its hours. The store is now open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, effective immediately. “So, if you are in the neighborhood, stop on by even if it’s just to look around. We’re not Surfway, but we carry the basic needs and a little extra with a smile,” said Lemmie.


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 We need your submissions to keep this page full! Email to: usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.hourglass@mail.milFrom Elisa Fusco From Eva Seelye From Sheila Gideon From Eva Seelye From Sheila Gideon From Elisa Fusco From Sheila Gideon From Eva Seelye


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 7, 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, Island Memorial Chapel 9:15 a.m., Sunday School 11 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel 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, 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., 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 FOUNDBIKE LIGHT on the road around the runway, near the Japanese memorial. Call 50741 to identify. WOMEN’S SUNGLASSES, brown with silver owers on the sides, on bench at North Point. Call 58855. WANTEDUSED STAND UP PADDLE BOARD (SUP). Call 55987. SIZE 8.5 WOMEN’S soccer cleats. Call 55590. FOR SALEPCS SALE. Seven brown faux wood blinds for hard housing, $50; Garmin GPS 1300 LMT, $60; Amazon Kindle D00901 with lighted case and two additional cases, charger, $60; Hunter ceiling fan, new, 52-inch, $50; wooden TV stand with swivel top and two drawers $40; Panasonic 55-inch plasma atscreen with wall mount and stand, $700. Must be sold by Monday; packout is Tuesday. Call 53764. KENMORE MICROWAVE with pizza-size convection oven drawer on bottom, perfect for cooking in BQ, $100; glass top patio table with four folding sling chairs, like new, $50. Call 52525 and leave a message. EMBROIDERY SEWING MACHINE, Janome Memory Craft 9000 comes with cabinet, miscellaneous embroidery hoops, Scan ’n Sew scanner and many other goodies, $700. Call Cindy at 52137 during day or 51712 after hours. CAMERA HOUSING for Canon G9, model WPDC21, used, in good condition, $20. Call Sandra at 56063. PAMPERS size 4 diapers, new in sealed package, 132 diapers, $30. Call Florence at 51236. FISH TANK LIGHT FIXTURE with halogen, T5HO and lunar lights, ts 36x15-inch reef tank, $175. Call 50741. TWO-PERSON KAYAK with cart, $150; 43-foot Beneteau sailboat, three staterooms, full kitchen, two heads, solar and wind power, beautiful new custom tile work, new upholstery, new woodwork and oors with new diesel engine with 300 hours, $80,000; 50 HP 4-cycle diesel engine with all new wiring, belts and hoses, $1,500. Call Mike at 54203 or 51940. TILT WALL MOUNT for 32to 65-inch TVs, new, comes with all mounting hardware, 3-axis bubble level, 10 feet high-speed HDMI cable, $30. Call 50165. TWO CHARBROIL GRILLS, excellent shape; new 3-inch gel mattress, standard; two pillows; new 3-foot square table with four folding chairs; two new plastic chairs; grill accessories. Available Tuesday. Call Jim or Howard at 55611 evenings or at work at 59723. PCS SALE. Sun Women’s bike, $75; Sun bike, $25; Casio keyboard with stand, $75; aluminum bike trailer, $75; plastic shelves, $10; desk chair, $30. Call 52680. TWO 45-GALLON FISH TANKS with wooden stands, $200 each. Call 53143. DIVE GEAR: BC size medium, regulator, octopus, barely used and in terri c condition, $700. Call 51597. COMMUNITY NOTICESGOODBYE GATHERING FOR the Martindale family will be tonight at sunset, at Emon Beach Main Pavilion. Bring a pupu to share; drinks are provided. THE COUNTRY CLUB presents Dan “The RiverDog” Hopkins live, with Southern Karma, tonight at the Country Club. KWAJALEIN RUNNING CLUB will conduct the 34th annual “Run-Walk/Swim-Float” Biathlon at 5 p.m., Monday. Show up by 4:45 p.m. at the Emon Beach Kayak Shack to sign in. Run 2.6 miles and swim 600 yards in the lagoon. Questions? Call Bob or Jane at 51815. FALL BOWLING STARTS Tuesday. Two-person teams! Maximum of 12 teams for the league. Unique 3-game format to make the league exciting. Cost is $60 without shoe rental, $70 with shoe rental. Contact Tony Savage at anthony.a.savage7. or 53768. Lets Bowl! THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND University College announces 2013 Fall Mid-Session registration is now open! Registration dates through Wednesday. Session dates are Sept. 16-Nov. 17. Schedules can be viewed by visiting the website at Need help? Email the Asia of ce at or call or visit the Kwajalein of ce at 52800, Coral BQ, Room 1. CUB SCOUT parent information and registration night will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, at the Scout Hut. Cub Scouts is open to boys currently in rst through fth grades. Come learn what Cub Scouts is about. When you sign your son up for Cub Scouting, you’re signing him up for much more than an after-school activity. Whether it’s camping for the rst time or catching his rst sh, your son will take part in activities that are fun, but also build character and start him on a path to success. While there are lots of cool badges to earn, the experiences along the way are the true rewards. Contact Jon Mitchell at 52084 or email for more information. TO INSTALL THE NEW Post Of ce system, the nance windows will be closed on Thursday and Friday. We will re-open for mailing outgoing packages on Sept. 14. Questions? Call Kim Yarnes at 53461. The package pick-up window will operate as normal. CYSS OPEN REC event “Scavenger Hunt” and “Craft Night” will be from 6-8 p.m., Sept. 14, in the SAC classroom. Free registration is open to all CYSS registered children in grades K-6, through Friday. Spaces are limited. Contact CYSS at 52158 for information. CELEBRATE ROALD DAHL DAY with a special viewing of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 14, at the Grace Sherwood Library. Kids and families welcome! Call 53331 for more information. JOIN US FOR QUIZZO at the Vet’s Hall on at 7:30 p.m., Friday. Special guest host Damien will try to stump us in trivia! Up next: On Sept. 27 special guest hosts Natalie and Shana will “dig” up trivia that may puzzle our minds (archeologists at work)! Questions? Contact Neil Dye or Mike Woundy. KYC FALL SUNFISH Regatta and Beach Party at Camp Hamilton is open to the community on Sept. 15. Sailboat rides, learn how to sail a Sun sh, launch water balloons or just enjoy the beach from Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining FacilityLunch DinnerSunday Kwaj Fried Chicken Pork Pimento Crab Benedict Thursday Cajun Roast Beef Corn Dogs Roast Potatoes Sept. 14 Meat Lasagna Eggplant Parmesan Chicken Cacciatore Thursday Stir-fry to Order Char Siu Pork Fried Rice Wednesday Grilled London Broil Onion Rings Broccoli Normandy Friday Mini Taco Bar Lemon Herb Pollock Oven Fried Chicken Friday Teriyaki Chicken Beef Stir-fry Egg Foo Yung Monday Basil Cream Chicken Beef Pot Pie Quiche Lorraine Wednesday Grilled Ham and Cheese Beef Stew Chicken Strips SundaySwiss Steak Jardiniere Chicken Stir-fry Mashed PotatoesMonday Barbecue Short Ribs Turkey Cordon Bleu Vegetarian Stir-fry Tuesday Pasta Italian Sausage Garlic Bread Tuesday Philly Cheesesteak Cornbread Stuffing Buffalo Wings Sept. 14Jerk Chicken Seafood Curry Okra and Tomatoes


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 Caf RoiFridayEggs to Order Pancakes Bacon and SausageWednesdayCarved Steamship Chicken Pot Pie Corn on the CobSundayRosemary Pork Loin Eggs a la Lucio Sweet PotatoesThursdayChili Dogs Chicken Cordon Bleu Onion Rings Sept. 14Chicken Sandwich Ropa Vieja Beef Black Beans and RiceThursdayRoi Fried Chicken Pork Spareribs Mashed PotatoesFridayGrilled Cheese Meatloaf Mashed PotatoesMondayBeef Manchaca Southwestern Chicken Huevos RancherosWednesdayPesto Chicken Sandwich Kalua Pork Parsley NoodlesSundayChicken Scampi Italian Sausage PolentaMonday Barbecue Beef Ribs Adobo Chicken Candied Yams TuesdayPollo Asado Beef Enchilada Casserole Pinto BeansTuesdayFish Sandwich Blackened Pork Chops Cornbread Sept. 14 Italian Pork Loin Baked Penne Garlic BreadLunch Dinner M i l i t a r y C a s u a l t i e s Military Casualties 1st Lt. Jason Togi, 24, of Pago Pago, American Samoa, died Aug. 26, in Hasan Karez, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, 34, of Rosston, Ark., died Aug. 28, in Farah Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms re. He was assigned to the 307th Engineer Battalion (Combat/Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C. Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis, 24, of Staten Island, N.Y., died Aug. 28, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device, small arms and indirect re. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, N.Y.Attention Residents:Although no local cases of sickness have been identi ed, due to a Salmonella detection on the Coastal Range Organic Chicken (individually wrapped, frozen breasts in 3.5 lb bags), please discontinue use and return this product to the Surfway food store immediately. Questions, call CW4 Sharnta Adams at 52139. Join Kwajalein Scuba Club while we Splash for Trash. Not a diver? Help us clean up the beaches. Tons of fun, food and prizes. Meet at 8 a.m., Monday, at the Paci c Club to sign in. Teams will collect garbage until 11 a.m. Around noon we will start announcing prize winners and start the barbecue. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Prizes for Best Family. This event is sponsored by Kwajalein Scuba Club, KRS Environmental and Community Activities. See Bill Williamson for details. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Limited number of boats, so come early. Sponsored by Kwajalein Yacht Club. Contact with questions. CYSS TEEN and school age club fair and 4-H signup event is from 4-6 p.m., Sept. 16, at the Namo Weto Youth Center, Building 1890. Introduction and signups for new CYSS and 4-H Clubs. Teens, elementary students, and all parents are invited! Call Susannah Prenoveau at 53610 or Nick Langley 53796 for more information. CYSS OPEN REC event “Pool Party and Pizza” will be from 1-3 p.m., Sept. 23. Free registration is open to all CYSS registered children in grades K-6, through Sept. 17. Spaces are limited. Contact CYSS at 52158 for more information. CELEBRATE ROALD DAHL DAY at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Sept. 18, at the Grace Sherwood Library. Swishwif ing activities and scrumdiddlyumptious treats open to all kids! Call 53331 for more information. STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP for experienced glassers is 5-7:30 p.m., Sept. 18, at the Art Annex. All tools will be provided by the Kwajalein Art Guild. Questions? Call Jayne at 54643. KWAJTOBERFEST at the Country Club, 7 p.m., Sept. 21. Enjoy German beverages and dance to German Oompah band music all night! Don’t forget to wear your lederhosen! Call Community Activities at 53331 for more information.CONTESTANTS NEEDED for the Roi-Namur Rib and Brew Festival, Veteran’s Day Weekend, Nov. 10. We are looking for rib cooks and homebrewers to join in on the fun. Prizes will be awarded for the best tasting ribs and people’s choice brew. Games, tie dye and music will be provided throughout the afternoon and evening. Local band, Smells Like Fish, will perform. Register with Laura Pasquarella-Swain at .THE COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES Of ce will permanently operate from the Grace Sherwood Library from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. E-TALK: This week’s edition of E-Talk, “Marshall Islands History-First Western Contact,” is available for review in the SharePoint ES&H E-Talk Library. SAFELY SPEAKING: Compressed Gases: Never roll a cylinder to move it. Use a cylinder cart and secure it with a chain. Cylinders should be used and stored in an upright position.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013Photos by Sheila GideonUSS Decatur visits Kwajalein The USS Decatur offered tours to Kwajalein residents during their brief visit Aug. 30. Right, Kwajalein residents tour the bow of the USS Decatur, while left, U.S. Navy Sailors get a glimpse at some of KwajaleinÂ’s marine life in the lagoon. George Seitz Elementary School students took a field trip to tour the visiting USS Decatur on Aug. 30. Hourglass Reports U.S. Navy ship USS Decatur briefly visited Kwajalein Aug. 29-31, and offered open tours to residents the afternoon of Aug. 30. Several George Seitz Elementary School classes took eld trips down to the pier to tour the boat. Residents toured the various decks, and were also given a look inside. The DecaturÂ’s home port is in San Diego and has a crew of around 300. USS Decatur is an Arleigh Burke class destroyer built in namesake of Commodore Stephen Decatur. It is the fth ship to bear the namesake. WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 34.14 inches Yearly deviation: -16.65 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny 20% ENE-SE at 4-9 knots Monday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE-ESE at 5-10 knots Tuesday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE-ESE at 7-12 knots Wednesday Partly Sunny 10% ENE-ESE at 5-10 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 20% NE-ENE at 5-10 knots Friday Mostly Cloudy 20% ENE-ESE at 5-10 knots Sunrise Moonrise High Tide Low Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:40 a.m. 8:33 a.m. 5:28 a.m. 4.5' 11:36 a.m. -0.7' 6:54 p.m. 8:46 p.m. 5:46 p.m. 4.5' 11:55 p.m. -0.6' Monday 6:40 a.m. 9:25 a.m. 5:59 a.m. 4.2' --------------------6:53 p.m. 9:34 p.m. 6:19 p.m. 4.4' 12:06 p.m. -0.6' Tuesday 6:40 a.m. 10:20 a.m. 6:32 a.m. 3.8' 12:31 a.m. -0.3' 6:52 p.m. 10:25 p.m. 6:55 p.m. 4.1' 12:37 p.m. -0.3' Wednesday 6:40 a.m. 11:16 a.m. 7:10 a.m. 3.3' 1:12 a.m. 0.0' 6:52 p.m. 11:18 p.m. 7:39 p.m. 3.8' 1:13 p.m. 0.1' Thursday 6:40 a.m. 12:13 p.m. 7:59 a.m. 2.8' 2:04 a.m. 0.5' 6:51 p.m. --------------8:41 p.m. 3.3' 2:00 p.m. 0.6' Friday 6:39 a.m. 1:12 p.m. 9:23 a.m. 2.3' 3:27 a.m. 0.9' 6:51 p.m. 12:15 a.m. 10:27 p.m. 3.1' 3:20 p.m. 1.0' Sept. 14 6:39 a.m. 2:09 p.m. 11:55 a.m. 3.3' 5:43 a.m. 0.9' 6:50 p.m. 1:14 a.m. --------------------5:41 p.m. 1.1'