The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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Parade of Lights wows the crowdArticle by Molly Premo Media Services InternThe 20th annual Parade of Lights lit up the lagoon in all the right ways Sunday evening. Following the arrival of Scuba Santa on Emon Beach, a parade of ve sailboats and two powerboats departed from the Kwajalein harbor a little after 7 p.m. and motored north toward the waters of Emon Beach. Ed Zehr’s Casa Chica Tom Cardillo’s Cherokee Mike Nast’s Kailuana Patrick Ward’s Mate ‘oa Bruce Premo’s Most of the folks with the Kwajalein Yacht Club who made the Parade of Lights possible Sunday gather together for a group photo on Tom Cardillo’s Cherokee at dusk. The luminescent yachts provide a stark contrast against the lagoon below and the dark sky above. Susan Zehr stands proudly at the helm of a vessel as the Parade of Lights begins Sunday evening. Moonshine Ben Davenport’s Rum Shaker and Brian Brady’s Rimelele participated in the event. Decorated with dozens of strands of Christmas lights, each boat lined up and motored past Emon Beach several times shortly after Scuba Santa emerged from the water. Near the end of the night a few boats made their way to Ebeye to the north. The boats and their crews were greeted by crowds of kids and adults singing Christmas carols at the top of their lungs. The night ended when all the boats made their way safely back into the marina.Photo from Mark Long Photo from Mark Long Photo from Jordan Vinsonthe kwajalein hourglassVOLUME 54 NUMBER 52DECEMBER 28, 2013 The Kwajalein Hourglass is an authorized publication for military personnel, federal employees, contractor workers and their families assigned to U.S. Army Garrison-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 USAG-KA. It is published Saturdays in accordance with Army Regulation 360-1 and using a network printer by Kwajalein Range Services editorial staff.Garrison Commander........... Col. Nestor Sadler Sergeant Major ..............Sgt. Maj. David Negron Public Affairs Of cer ..................Michael Sakaio Managing Editor ...........................Sheila Gideon Associate Editor ......................Jordan Vinson Media Specialist .........................Chris Delisio Media Services Intern.................Molly Premo THE KWAJALEIN HOURGLASS


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 Religious ServicesCatholic 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Small Chapel 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel Roi-Namur service, 4:45 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 6:30 p.m., 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 FCE BENEFITS has an opening for a part-time Bene ts Assistant. Duties include customer service, meeting coordination, ling, preparation of bene ts documents, etc. Must possess strong organizational and computer skills. Requirements include a high school diploma, two years administrative experience, strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to obtain a CAC and network access. Visit the Human Resource Of ce (building 700) for an FCE Bene ts employment application, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, or contact Chris Hadley at or 50939. FOUNDASUS NEXUS TABLET computer, at the corner of Poinsettia and 6th street. Call David at 50078 or 51139 to identify. WANTEDOUTBOARD MOTOR, dinghy size, 2-8 HP, in running condition. Call 51057 or email south.sea. PATIO SALEMONDAY, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., quarters 137-B. Household goods, bike parts, clothing, rain cancels. FOR SALE1987 BENETEAU 432 Kailuana, 43x14-foot, draft 5-foot 10-inch, new Yanmar 53HP diesel, three bedrooms, two heads, galley with 4-burner stove, large fridge, major re t from Nov. 2009-April 2011, new electrical, solar and wind generator, autopilot, new cabinetry, ooring, plumbing, upholstery and much more, $75,000. Contact mnast@hotmail. com or call 54203. SMALL GLASS PATIO TABLE and four folding chairs, good condition, $50. Call David at 50078 or 51139. LENS, Nikon 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR, excellent condition with caps, hood and bag, $100. Call Rob at 51140 or 51616. CLASSIC CHRISTMAS VHS Movies, original Dr. Seuss “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” narrated by Boris Karloff, “The Grinch” with Jim Carrey, “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” told and sung by Fred Astaire, “Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer” told and sung by Burl Ives, “Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July” (more recent), all for $10. Call 52642 and leave a message. COMMUNITY NOTICESKWAJALEIN YACHT CLUB will hold a meeting tonight at the Yacht Club. Happy hour at 5:30 p.m.; meeting at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Commodore Ed is deep frying a turkey. Bring side dish to share. Bring a wrapped gift, under $20, for a white elephant/yankee gift exchange. Separate exchanges for kids and adults. Questions? Contact Mark at OCEAN VIEW CLUB Birthday Bash. 8 p.m., tonight. Present your K-badge to the bartender. Must be 21 years old! Complimentary drinks and cake for December birthdays. Questions? Call Barbara Hutchins at 58228. KWAJALEIN RUNNING CLUB will hold its annual New Year’s Eve midnight run/walk and celebration. The 2-mile course start and ends at Emon Main Pavilion, and the goal is to be the last nisher in 2013. Pre-registration is required. This event is for the whole family. Get forms at quarters 473-A or the Mini-Mall bulletin board. Questions? Call Bob and Jane at 51815. NEW YEAR’S EVE SHUTTLE BUS. Begins at 7:45 p.m, Tuesday. Shuttle will stop at the following locations: Surfway, Ocean View Club, Vet’s Hall, Country Club. Ring in the New Year safely; park your bike and hop on! VET’S HALL New Years Eve. Ring in a rockin’ New Year at the Vet’s Hall listening to the crazy sounds of the Insane Geckos starting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Shuttle bus service available. Questions? Contact Jan Abrams or Mike Woundy. BLACK & WHITE New Year’s Eve Party. 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the Country Club. Celebrate the New Year in style! Wear your nest black and white while ringing in 2014. Champagne, music and much more. Shuttle bus service available. Must be 21 years of age or older. BLESSED SACRAMENT MASS schedule for New Years Day: 9:15 a.m., Wednesday. Questions? Call Fr Vic at 53505. NEW YEAR, NEW YOU. Let’s turn last year’s failed resolution for weight loss into something lasting for the future. First step: nd your BMI. Come to the meeting from 4:45-5:30 p.m., Thursday, in the hospital conference room. Call the EAP at 55362. JOIN US FOR QUIZZO at 7:30p.m., Friday, at the Vet’s Hall. Special Guest Host Damien Henning will ring in the New Year with trivia to blow our minds! Questions? Contact Neil Dye or Mike Woundy. THE SOCIAL LIFE of the unaccompanied on Kwajalein can be confusing and complex. Let’s make a difference and help each other. A “what to do when … ” roundtable will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 4 in the hospital conference room. Roi residents: To participate, send the EAP a telephone number for call-in on speakerphone. Questions? Call the EAP at 55362. THE CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S Fellowship would like to invite all ladies to join us for our monthly luncheon at noon on Jan. 5 in the Religious Education Building. You don’t need to bring anything, just come and enjoy lunch and fellowship. ATI’S NEW SCHEDULE begins Jan. 7 with new days of arrival and departure. Check-in time on Jan. 8 will be from 8-9 a.m. and Space-A roll call at 7:45 a.m. Contact LeAnn Parker at 52169 or with questions. THE BARIATRIC SURGERY Support Group will move to the second Tuesday of each month beginning Jan. 7, 4:45-5:30 p.m., in the Hospital ConferCaptain Louis S. Zamperini Dining FacilityLunch DinnerSunday Kwaj Fried Chicken Pork Pimento Vegetarian Quiche Thursday Dry Rub Cajun Beef Corn Dogs Roast Potatoes Jan. 4 Meat Lasagna Eggplant Parmesan Chicken Cacciatore Thursday Stir-fry to Order Char Siu Pork Fried Rice Friday Mini Taco Bar Smoked Chicken Parmesan Cod Friday Hamburger Steak Baked Ravioli Vegetable Medley Monday Herb Chicken Breast Beef Pot Pie Quiche Lorraine Wednesday Eggs Benedict Beef Stew Vegetable Stir-fry SundaySwiss Steak Jardiniere Chicken Stir-fry Peapods and CarrotsMonday Pot Roast Turkey Cordon Bleu Vegetarian Stir-fry Tuesday Pasta Chicken Stir-fry Wax Beans Wednesday Grilled London Broil Thai Peanut Noodles Onion Rings Tuesday Philly Cheesesteak Roast Pork Loin Pepper Gravy Jan. 4 Jerk Chicken Seafood Curry Island Style Rice LOSTSILVER IPAD with black leather case, taken from bike basket Sunday night in front of Palm BQ. $100 reward if found. Call Dilip at 51294 or 53743.


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 Caf RoiFridayBarbecue Pork Ribs Baked Beans Potato SaladSundayLondon Broil Veggie Frittata Parslied PotatoesThursdayChar Siu Pork Beef Stir-fry Veggie Fried Rice Jan. 4Lasagna Spaghetti Cheesy Garlic BreadThursdayFried Chicken Gravy Baked FishFridayTuna Casserole Pot Roast Vegetable MedleyMondayHamburger Steak Chicken Supreme Breakfast BurritoWednesdayBeef Stew Chicken Strips Hot Spiced ApplesSundayJambalaya Cajun Roast Beef Mashed PotatoesMonday Pasta Chicken Parmesan Toasted Polenta TuesdayChicken Fried Steak Chicken Curry Mashed PotatoesWednesdayCarved Steamship Herb Chicken Corn on the CobTuesdayRoast Beef Sandwich Grilled Chicken Fried Zucchini Jan. 4 Philly Cheesesteak Chicken Nuggets Potato WedgesLunch Dinner ence Room. Questions? Call the EAP at 55362. THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND University College announces 2014 Spring 1 Session registration is now open! Register through Jan 8. Session dates: Jan 13-March 9. Schedules can be viewed by visiting the website Need help? Email the Asia of ce at or call or visit the Kwajalein of ce at 52800, Coral BQ, Room 1. KWAJALEIN AMATEUR RADIO Club Meeting, 7 p.m., Jan. 9, at the Ham Shack, just south of the Adult Pool. All members and interested parties are encouraged to attend. Information and study materials available for HAM licenses. “PARENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE” group will begin the second Saturday of every month beginning Jan. 11, from 4:45-5:30 p.m., in the Hospital Conference Room. Teach your kids calmer, more constructive ways to express their anger, disappointment, fear, frustration and much more. For parents of elementary age students. Questions? Call the EAP at 55362. CYSS YOUTH SPORTS Tennis League. Register through Jan. 11. Season dates: Fridays, Jan. 24-March 14. Cost is $30 per individual. All players are required to have an updated sports physical on le. Late registration fee is $5. Open to all CYSS registered youth ages 7 through Grade 6. Space is limited. Questions? Call Michelle Huwe at 53796. CYSS YOUTH SPORTS Baseball, Softball, T-ball League. Register through Jan 11. Season dates: Jan. 23-March 13. Cost is $40.00 per individual. All players are required to have an updated sports physical on le. Late registration fee is $5. Open to all CYSS registered youth Kindergarten-Grade 6. Questions? Call Michelle Huwe at 53796. START SMART T-BALL. The Start Smart program teaches children ages 3-5 the basic motor skills to play T-ball, working one-on-one with their parents. Registration: Dec. 3-Jan. 11. Cost is $20 per individual. All players are required to have an updated sports physical on le. Late registration fee of $5 per child. Program dates: Jan. 22-Feb. 26 Questions? Call Michelle Huwe at 53796. WINTER BOWLING LEAGUE. 4-person teams, runs from Jan. 15 to March 5 on Wednesday nights. Limited to 24 bowlers. You will bowl each team once and two position rounds. 7-point scoring for the night. All are welcome to sign up. If you don’t have a team, sign up and bowl with new friends. Have fun in the winter bowling league! Register with Community Activities. Call 53331 IF YOU’D LIKE a compilation of the songs performed at the elementary school choir students’ Christmas concert, email Anthony Cherry on global or Mrs. Cherry at and we will email the MP3 tracks to you. THROWING A PARTY? Looking for something to do on the weekends? The Kwajalein Sports Association has a Banana Boat and Laser Tag available for rent. If interested, call Tarah Yurovchak at 52280. AFN-KWAJALEIN will soon make the transition from analog to digital broadcast for all 10 TV channels. The transition will likely be nalized on or before 31 January 2014. Residents with newer, digital TV sets will only need to reprogram their current TV set to receive all the digital channels. Residents with older, analog TV sets will need to obtain a DTV converter box to receive the digital TV Channels.These converter boxes are available for purchase online from various vendors. For information on how to use DTV converter boxes with an analog TV, see the PBS webpage explaining the process: digitaltv/converter_boxes.php. WWII VETERANS to visit Kwajalein and Roi. Two veterans who fought in Operation Flintlock, the battle for Kwajalein Atoll in January and February 1944, will be returning to Kwajalein in January for the 70th anniversary of the battle. Several events are being planned for their visit, which is being sponsored by American Legion Post #44, the Kwajalein Scuba Club and the Quality of Life committee. For more information, contact the event coordinator, Dan Farnham. THERE IS AN EMBARGO until Jan. 15 on perishable items for standby passengers and United M i l i t a r y Military C a s u a l t i e s Casualties Six Soldiers died Dec. 17, in Now Bahar, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash. Killed were Chief Warrant Of cer 2 Randy L. Billings, 34, of Heavener, Okla., Chief Warrant Of cer 2 Joshua B. Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Sgt. Peter C. Bohler, 29, of Willow Spring, N.C., all assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; Sgt. 1st Class Omar W. Forde, 28, of Marietta, Ga., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; Staff Sgt. Jesse L. Williams, 30, of Elkhart, Ind., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany; Spc. Terry K. D. Gordon, 22, of Shubuta, Miss., assigned to 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian, 27, of Abington, Mass., died Dec. 23, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Pass riders. SAFELY SPEAKING: New Year Safety Resolution: No job is so important, no repair so urgent, that we cannot take time to perform our work safely.CORRECTIONS to the Dec. 21 Hourglass issue—The article regarding TSA Pre access to CAC holders should have speci ed that only CAC holders who are actively serving in the military get access to the program—not all CAC holders, such as civilian contractors. —In the article that covered the 2013 Wahoo-Mahi derby, James Chong-Gum’s name was mispelled.


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 63.83 inches Yearly deviation: -28.32 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Mostly Sunny <10% ENE at 18-23 knots Monday Mostly Sunny <10% ENE at 16-21 knots Tuesday Mostly Sunny <10% ENE-E at 15-20 knots Wednesday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE-E at 14-19 knots Thursday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE at 16-22 knots Friday Mostly Sunny <10% ENE-E at 16-22 knots Sunrise Moonrise High Tide Low Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 7:02 a.m. 3:19 a.m. 5:17 a.m. 4.9' 11:29 a.m. -0.9' 6:40 p.m. 3:25 p.m. 5:33 p.m. 4.5' 11:37 p.m. -0.9' Monday 7:03 a.m. 4:18 a.m. 5:51 a.m. 4.8' -------------------6:40 p.m. 4:22 p.m. 6:09 p.m. 4.1' 12:06 p.m.-0.8' Tuesday 7:03 a.m. 5:19 a.m. 6:28 a.m. 4.6' 12:10 a.m. -0.6' 6:41 p.m. 5:23 p.m. 6:47 p.m. 3.7' 12:47 p.m. -0.4 Wednesday 7:04 a.m. 6:22 a.m. 3:57 a.m. 3.8' 9:48 a.m. -0.6' 6:41 p.m. 6:26 p.m. 4:14 p.m. 5.1' 10:37 p.m. -1.0' Thursday 7:04 a.m. 7:23 a.m. 4:41 a.m. 4.0' 10:31 a.m. -0.8' 6:42 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 4:56 p.m. 5.3' 11:19 p.m. -1.1' Friday 7:04 a.m. 8:22 a.m. 5:32 a.m. 4.0' 11:14 a.m. -0.8' 6:42 p.m. 8:32 p.m. 5:37 p.m. 5.2' 11:59 p.m. -1.0' Jan. 4 7:05 a.m. 9:18 a.m. 6:04 a.m. 4.0' 11:56 a.m. -0.6' 6:43 p.m. 9:32 p.m. 6:18 p.m. 5.0' --------------------Scuba Santa swims into townHourglass reportsScuba Santa made his way to KwajaleinÂ’s Emon Beach Sunday. Assisted by his troupe of helpful elves, he emerged from the darkness of the lagoonÂ’s water around 7 p.m., sending the Kwaj kids clustered on beach into hyper-Christmas mode. He was preceded by a Christmas tree that elves brought out of the water. The Grinch also made an appearance. Kwajalein Scuba Club members, who organized the Scuba Santa event, help pull a Christmas tree festooned with glow lights out of the water. Kids can hardly contain their excitement as Santa approaches shore. Dive lights from SantaÂ’s escorting party became visible nearly 30 yards off shore, marking St. NickÂ’s location and sending the young ones into a frenzy. A soggy St. Nick gains his composure after swimming his way to shore Sunday. A half-dozen elves helped Santa to shore in the twilight on the edge of the lagoon.