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F o r m e r N B A c o a c h T o m N e w e l l a S p o r t s Former NBA coach Tom Newell, a Sports A m b a s s a d o r f o r t h e U S D e p a r t m e n t o f Ambassador for the U.S. Department of S t a t e w o r k s o n e o n o n e w i t h a n E b e y e State, works one-on-one with an Ebeye t e e n d u r i n g a b a s k e t b a l l c l i n i c o n t h e teen during a basketball clinic on the i s l a n d J a n 1 1 F o r m o r e island Jan. 11. For more s e e p a g e 3 see page 3. P h o t o b y J o r d a n V i n s o n Photo by Jordan Vinson


2 2The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 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 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. Phone: Defense Switching Network 254-2114; Local phone: 52114 Printed circulation: 1,200 Email: usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.hourglass@mail.milGarrison 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 Martin Luther King Jr. Day HoursEmon Beach11 a.m. 6 p.m. All other beachesBuddy system CRCClosed ARCOpen 24 hours Bowling CenterClosed Golf CourseSunrise to sunset Country ClubClosed Hobby Shop KwajNoon-5:30 p.m. Grace Sherwood LibraryClosed Adult poolBuddy system Family poolClosed Small Boat MarinaCheck SBM for hours Roi Marina8 a.m. 6 p.m. Surfway11 a.m.-4 p.m. LaundryClosed Beauty/BarberClosed Sunrise BakeryCheck store for hours Ocean View Club4:30-11 p.m.. Post O ce KwajaleinFinance: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Pick-up: 3-6 p.m. Shoppette RoiCheck store for hours Shoppette KwajaleinCheck store for hours PxtraCheck store for hours Burger King10 a.m.-4 p.m. Subway10 a.m.-4 p.m. Anthonys Pizza10 a.m.-4 p.m. American EateryCheck store for hours Community BankClosed ird Island StoreCheck store for hours Outrigger Snack Bar11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.; 5:30 9 p.m. Outrigger Bar5:30 10 p.m. Kwajalein Residents Town HallU.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Nestor Sadler will hold a town hall for the Kwajalein residents from 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 24 in the MP Room.“This weekend our nation pauses to honor a man of peace who inspired others by his words and by his actions. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and civil rights leader that led the way to end segregation. Through his efforts, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were passed. It’s been 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his, “I have a dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial. Since then, America has come a long way and the Department of the Defense has helped lead the way for equality. We can each be proud to be part of a profession that values its Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Civilians regardless of race, color, or gender. But, there is still work to be done in areas of Dr. King’s philosophy on racial equality and poverty in America. Even within DoD, we battle sexual harassment and assault in our ranks. As Dr. King wrote while imprisoned in a Birmingham Jail, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” I encourage each of you to participate in one of the many commemoration events that will be held by either SMDC/ARSTRAT, local installations or in your communities. I also encourage you to get involved in a volunteer or service activity and make this a day “on” instead of a day “off”. Some of you may be traveling so be aware of the unusually severe weather conditions affecting many parts of the country. Don’t become a statistic. Plan ahead, drive defensively, avoid driving when tired, do not drink and drive, always have everyone use their seatbelts and don’t text and drive. Use the Travel Risk Planning System (TRiPS) at mil to identify traveling risks and reduce the chance of an accident while traveling. Have a great weekend and remember: you are our most valuable asset, be safe and we’ll see you back after the holiday. SECURE THE HIGH GROUND!” Lt. Gen. MannMartin Luther King Jr. Day proclamation —Lt. Gen. David Mann, commanding general of SMDC/ARSTRAT


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 Former NBA coach, U.S. ambassador return for second series of youth clinicsArticle and photos by Jordan Vinson Associate EditorFormer NBA coach Tom Newell visited Kwajalein and Ebeye for three days beginning Jan. 11 to host a series of basketball training clinics for children and teens in the communities. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s public diplomacy outreach, Newell was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Thomas Armbruster and staff from the U.S. embassy in Majuro. It was the coach’s second series of clinics in as many years on the atoll. Part of the embassy’s effort to bolster access to and quality of health and education in the Marshall Islands, the clinics were designed to connect with Marshallese youth using one of the most common denominators in young people’s lives in the Paci c island nation—basketball. “Here [on] Ebeye, the second major urban center [of the Republic of the Marshall Islands], there are tons of kids,” Armbruster said. “And basketball is a real way into their lives. It means a lot to them.” It’s what the Department of State calls “sports diplomacy,” the ambassador explained in the bright afternoon sunlight off the side of a basketball court frequented by scores of Ebeye children. And Newell? Well, he’s what the department regards as a sports ambassador. Highly respected by the youth basketball coaches on Ebeye, Newell was greeted Jan. 11 by many with whom he had worked last year, along with other men new to the scene of youth basketball on Ebeye. “I told you I’d come back,” he said to them. “And I came back.” Clustered together in plastic chairs, the half dozen local coaches from around the island sat quietly, listening intently to the tall American talking to them in front of the stage in a large, open structure on Ebeye called the Island Community Center. A portable basketball goal missing its net had been pushed into place behind them. “How many habits are there in basketball? You remember?” the coach asked the men. “There are two habits in basketball—good and bad, alright?” They nodded their head in agreement. “So why dribble the ball with my head down? Is that a good habit or bad habit?” he pressed them. “It’s a bad habit. Is that the right way or the wrong way?” He waited. A couple coaches shifted in their chairs. “Wrong way,” one of them propositioned nally. “Now we have an understanding,” he said, smiling. A tall individual of medium build with a gray mustache and goatee, Newell is a worldly man whose career has taken him across the country and throughout the planet. He’s, in other words, a perfect match for the U.S. embassy’s program to promote health, education and life skills through sports in the Marshall Islands. “I’ve been to 40 countries and counting because of basketball,” he said proudly while kids chucked basketballs at the Ebeye court’s goals behind him. He played professional ball in southern Belgium after nishing college but transitioned into coaching and management shortly after. He has served as the head coach of the Greek professional basketball team Iraklis Thessaloniki B.C., the men’s national team for Japan and the Jilin NE Tigers China Basketball Association team. An Olympic solidarity instructor with the Federation International Basketball Association’s Olympic Development Program for developing countries, he’s worked with the Department of State for about seven years. And he also operates a basketball academy for kids in the northwestern United States. Stateside, Newell has done everything in the NBA from scouting players to evaluating of cials. He began with a regional scouting position with the Golden State Warriors on America’s east coast. In the mid-1980s he was the director of player personnel for the Indiana Pacers and moved on to an assistant coach position with the Seattle SuperSonics in the latter half of the decade. He later worked with the New Jersey Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks and again got an assistant coach position with the Dallas Mavericks. He’s even worked as an observer for the NBA, evaluating of cials during league play. But the days coaching, managing and scouting adults have largely come to an end. Instead, kids are his forte these days. “I do a lot of clinics,” Newell explained. “I probably teach about 1,500-1,600 players between the ages of six and 15.” And for the past two years, kids in Majuro, Ebeye, and Kwajalein have been lucky to host the coach for training. Empowering Ebeye Youth Prior to beginning the initial Ebeye clinic Jan. 11, Newell spoke with the island coaches for about a half hour at the Island Community Center, explaining what he needed and expected from them, both in the short-term and long-term. He caught up with the men he had met the previous year, and he got Former NBA coach Tom Newell, a sports ambassador for the U.S. Department of State, speaks with local youth basketball coaches on Ebeye Jan. 11 at the Island Community Center.See BASKETBALL, page 4


4 4The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 to know some of the new faces in the crowd. Key to empowering children vis-vis basketball in developing regions, he emphasized, is to empower those they look up to. In other words, it’s important that the island coaches recognize the extent to which children look up to the older teens and mentors around them and to then use that relationship dynamic to help reinforce positive habits on and off the court. But in order to harness that potential for accessing young minds, he told the coaches, they need to see themselves more as teachers than basketball coaches. “You can’t coach basketball unless you understand how to teach rst,” he said sitting on a chair behind a fold-up table looking at the men. “I don’t look at you as coaches. I look at you as teachers.” It’s a subject he touched on frequently. “Especially here in Ebeye, you have to be the eyes and the vision for their success,” he said. “Basketball is the greatest opportunity to teach kids about life [and] life skills necessary to advance, OK?” Newell also expounded on the strong relationship between a disciplined, yet positive and friendly atmosphere on the court, and a player’s chances of succeeding in life, particularly scholastically. It’s the coaches’ job to keep the children engaged and focused, he said. “You can be an inspiration to them. You can help them now, because maybe you didn’t have that opportunity,” he continued. “Maybe there’s one or two that really listened to every word you say and they respect you. And you can inspire them to think about continuing their education so that they can make something of themselves and go on … in life. And that is the greatest gift you can give your players when you coach them.” A more immediate gift the players could bene t from, however, is a shipment of new basketball gear. Newell said one will be on its way to the Ebeye coaches in the near future. He said he’ll be working with Armbruster’s of ce in Majuro and staff on U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll to get the gear delivered to Kwajalein and dispersed to the coaches on Ebeye. The shipment will likely include new basketball shoes, nets, shirts for the coaches and rst aid kits. Paint to sharpen up the lines on the courts on the island will also be coming, he said. “But here’s the deal,” Newell quali ed. “The coaches and the players are going to clean the … courts. You’re going to line the courts, and you’re going to work together… so they learn what it is to work as a team. And now they take ownership of their community. And now they take care of it. And in that model, there’s responsibility and accountability.” Ebeye Clinic Back on the open-air court outside the Island Community Center, it became apparent that Newell has a certain style about him. He often used a lot of comedy and easy-to-follow instructions to command youth’s attention during training and help them understand and follow through with his drills. His largerthan-life personality and his ability to make kids laugh and feel comfortable on the court went a long way to connecting with them. “Booolyah,” he yelled out to the kids when they did something correctly or if he was excited about something. It’s his trademark rallying call—not to be confused with the “Boo Yah!” catch phrase of ESPN’s Stuart Scott or booyah, the thick stew made in upper Midwestern America. And anyone who has met Newell will likely attest to have heard it more than a couple of times. He followed up with another quirky call that echoes the dramatic, drawn out exclamation that Bruce Lee projects while dropkicking a foe into oblivion in an old Jeet Kune Do ick. The adults who hear him chuckled. The kids laughed heartily. To warm up, Ebeye teens formed lines behind Newell and Armbruster. They waited their turn to dribble down the court in an exercise the coach worked with in the NBA. “Hey, what’s your name?” he asked one of the kids moving through the line. Then he asked another and another. His name recognition is impressive, and he used it often to reach out to the kids individually and create personal connections with them. After warm-ups he took a couple of the older kids out of the group and gave them individual coaching on offensive moves that incorporate a series of steps and pump-fakes to skirt past defenders. “It’s Dwyane Wade style,” the coach said, beckoning an Ebeye teen named June June to get past him. The teen initially fumbled around with the footwork and put out the wrong hand, exposing the ball for an easy steal, but Newell told him to do it again—and again. Five minutes later, June June was able to pump-fake, stick an arm out against the coach to create separation and slip the ball behind his Newell keeps Ebeye youth in stitches with his “Bruce Leeesque” martial arts call. Newell addresses the coaches, young players and onlookers Jan. 11 on the outdoor Ebeye basketball court, reminding older youth and mentors that they are to set examples for younger kids. BASKETBALL, from page 3


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 back and recover to make a run at the basket. “Booolyah!” the coach yelled out. The rows of sixand seven-year-old boys and girls sitting on the dirt on the side of the court tittered and looked upon the coach out on the court with big eyes. “Anybody want to see the ring?” Newell asked the children, coaches and curious onlookers crowding around him on the side of the court as the training wound down. “Anybody want to see the ring again? I’ll get the ring.” He pulled a black box from his bag and opened it to produce a large, glittering NBA championship ring. Inscribed on it all caps are the phrases “World Champions” and “Dallas Mavericks.” It’s a gift that was given to him by a player he coached in the past who went on to play with the Mavericks during their 2011 championship win over the Miami Heat. But it’s not some hallowed talisman that the coach dotes on and gloats about. Rather, he takes the ring with him on his trips to show the children and coaches how great an impact they can make on the lives of those who look up to them. The professional ball player who gave him the ring hadn’t been coached by Newell in years. But the lessons he learned under the coach’s leadership have stuck with him since. “That’s my name there,” he said proudly, pointing at the markings on the side of the ring. “World Champions … Go ahead, put it on, man.” The coaches took turns trying it on and pausing for photos, holding their sts up for the cameras to capture the ring jutting off their ngers. “There it is,” he yelled at one. “Boolyah!” “Can I keep it?” the coach laughed. Kwajalein Clinics Newell began the Kwajalein leg of his U.S. embassy-sponsored clinic series in the CRC gym on Sunday and Monday, starting rst with a section for younger children and nishing with one reserved for older kids. A rm believer in the positive relationship between children’s success on the court and their success off the court, such as in school, relationships and elsewhere in their communities, Newell designs his clinics to deal as much with training mentally and socially as they do with training physically to play the game better. “There are a lot of life skill aspects that are important [to the game],” he said, sitting on the bleachers inside the gym. “You know, you have to work together. You have to communicate. You have to overcome adversity.” That’s why the training clinics he leads are often married to structure, discipline, accountability and perseverance—all values that are needed to, on one hand, play well and enjoy the game, and on the other, live well and enjoy life. “We learn to listen, and we learn to follow instructions,” Newell projected loudly over the chatter of the 30 or so Kwajalein children gathered together in the gym Sunday. “That’s what happens when we play basketball.” One series of drills centered on improving both the kids’ ball handling skills and their ability to pay attention to external instructions at the same time. “I want you to stay low—not ‘J Lo,’” Newell said, producing giggles from the kids lining up to begin the drill. Given about 30 seconds to dribble the ball as many times as possible, the kids were told to keep their heads up and count their number of dribbles. Meanwhile, they were to focus on how many ngers Ambassador Armbruster, Newell’s “assistant coach” during the clinics, held up at any given moment. Over the roar of a dozen concurrently bouncing basketballs hitting the gym’s wooden oor, the children yelled out the number of ngers Armbruster stuck out. “Three! … Two! … Five,” they screamed. “Keep your head up,” the coach said to those whose eyes dropped toward the ball instead of the ambassador in front of him. At the end of each interval Newell instructed the kids to loudly yell their names and rattle off the number of dribbles they achieved during the 30-second drill. “Yell your name like you mean it, like you’re angry,” he said. “Yell it proudly! Have fun!” “Jacob, 86!” Jacob Long exOne of the Ebeye youth coaches dons Newell’s championship ring for a photo. Addison Baldy concentrates on U.S. Ambassador Thomas Armbruster, Newell’s “assistant coach” during the clinics, while dribbling his heart out. A Kwajalein child drops and gives Newell five push-ups Sunday during the coach’s first Kwaj basketball clinic.See BASKETBALL, page 6


6 6The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 claimed proudly. “Nakai, 92!” yelled Nakai Chavana. Those whom Newell couldn’t hear yell their names were told to drop down and do ve push-ups. More than a half dozen dropped and gave the coach ve, after which they receive a round of applause. Pride and enjoying oneself are things Newell talks about a lot with the children in his clinics—and not just the pride and fun experienced when succeeding, but an unrelenting pride and the ability to have a good time no matter what the outcome. “The one thing I want you to remember is the unfortunate thing about playing basketball is somebody has to win, and somebody has to lose, OK?” he said to the kids. “You’re playing, because it’s fun. And you want to remember that about basketball.” After a break Newell taught the kids the proper way to hold a basketball and follow through when taking a shot. “We push up and over and follow through, just like we’re reaching up to the top shelf where mom hides the cookies. OK?” he said. He held a ball in one hand, lifting it vertically over his head to demonstrate. “And we want our arm to extend like a giraffe’s neck, not like a duck, OK?” He called on each child with a ball in his or her hands to follow his lead and shoot the ball straight overhead as far into the air as possible. “Dominick, let me see you shoot. Dominick let me see you shoot straight up in the air. Ugh, Coach Tom to Dominick. Let me see,” he repeated, talking over the crowd to a boy in one of the back rows who nally realized he was being called upon. “Good,” he said. “Next.” Each child followed suit, the goal being to get the kids to project the ball straight up, high overhead to allow for a big enough arc to get the ball over the rim and into the hoop. The problem for younger kids, the coach explained, is that because they’re short they have a tough time getting the ball all the way up to the basket. For the youngest kids who were simply outmatched by the size of the regulation balls used during the clinic, Newell had a simple solution—a shorter basket for them to practice with. At one point the coach told them a story about how important it is for them to keep their chins up and smile at adversity. The story was about a youth basketball game that occurred years ago in Seattle between the 8th-grade team he was coaching and an opposing team that had on its roster two players who would eventually reach the NBA. His team got demolished. “We were getting beat by 40 points by the rst half, and we ended up losing by 60. And so what I said at halftime to the boys was … ‘If I see anybody on the court looking at the score at any time … you will come out of the game, and you will sit down,’” he told the Kwajalein kids. He said he wanted them to go and simply play with their best effort and have fun and that there was no need for them to worry about the scoreboard. “The score has nothing to do with who you are as a player,” he said. “It has nothing to do with tomorrow. It has nothing to do with your next game that you play.” Ebeye-Kwaj Basketball Game Newell’s stay on the atoll was punctuated Monday by a goodwill basketball match between youth teams of Kwajalein and Ebeye. An opportunity for teens on both islands to put into action what they learned in Newell’s clinics, it was the second consecutive year for the neighborly matchup. Organized by USAG-KA Host Nation staff Maj. Matt Sova and Michael Sakaio and the Kwajlaein Jr./ Sr. High School, the game brought out an Ebeye team coached by Carlton Ralpho and Rebel John to face a Kwajalein team led by Matt Gerber and Alex Coleman. During two halves of 20 minutes, about 80 fans rooted and clapped for players on both teams darting up and down the court. “The coach says that there are three speeds in basketball: slow, fast and quick,” Armbruster said over the clamor of shoes squeaking and fans clapping. “And all I see is quick, super quick and super, super quick. These kids are so fast, it’s amazing.” Newell commended the Ebeye team’s ability to pick off passes and stop advances to the net made by the Kwajalein kids, using those turnovers for points at the other end of the court. “Their defense is much better, you know. They’re very aggressive,” he said. “They’re picking up the loose balls. They’re getting a lot of offensive rebounds.” He eyed a few players that demonstrated a solid grasp of the fundamentals but always reminded that kids learn at different speeds. “They’re out having fun. They’re working together. … In a game like this, [on] both teams you see players who dribble with their heads down and don’t know how to pass Makoa McCollum, one of about 30 participants in the Kwajalein clinic, takes a shot at the goal during shooting practice Sunday. A player from the visiting Ebeye team makes a run at the basket during the goodwill match between Ebeye and Kwajalein youth Monday.See BASKETBALL, page 12 BASKETBALL, from page 5


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 Notice of AvailabilityThe U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA) Environmental Standards require proposed removal activities be described in a Removal Action Memorandum (RAM). The Standards also provide regulatory agencies and the public opportunities to review and comment on a Draft RAM. The Draft Kwajalein Land ll Source Metals Removal Action Memorandum, November 2013, provides a summary of information related to the proposed time-critical removals at these sites. The actions are the next step in the US Army Garrison – Kwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA) Compliance Cleanup Program to remove land ll metallic shore debris which is the source material contributing to reef/ocean contamination offshore of the Kwajalein Land ll. The public is invited to review and comment on this Draft RAM document. Copies of the Draft RAM and the USAKA Environmental Standards are available for review at the RMI EPA Of ces on Majuro and Ebeye, the Grace Sherwood Library on Kwajalein, and the RoiNamur Library. Computer users with internet access can view this information on the USAKA Compliance Cleanup Website ( Questions regarding the Draft RAM can be directed by phone to the USAG-KA Public Affairs Of ce, 805-355-1404. Written comments can be provided in one of four ways: 1) comment boxes located at the RMI EPA Of ces in Majuro and Ebeye, the Grace Sherwood Library on Kwajalein, or the Roi-Namur Library, 2) through the comment portal under the Additional Documents portion of the site, 3) emailed to comments@usakacleanup. info, or 4) mailed to WHPaci c, Inc.; Attn: Draft Kwajalein Land ll Source Metals RAM Comments; APO, AP 96555. Comments should be provided by February 15, 2014.Draft Kwajalein landfill source metals removal action memorandum2014 YYWC Kaleidoscope of Music around the cornerThe Kaleidoscope of Music, sponsored by the Yokwe Yuk Women’s Club, is one of Kwajalein’s premier musical events of the year. Although it hasn’t been held since March of 2011, the Kaleidoscope has been a popular Kwaj tradition since 2001. This evening of entertainment is provided by Kwaj residents with a variety of musical talent including drums, guitar, piano, saxophone and voice. The lineup this year has over 20 musicians tuned and ready to play. The Master of Ceremony will be Jim Cossey. The event coordinators are Jane Premo, Cynthia Rivera, Sarah Stepchew, members of the YYWC and Dan Eggers, the music coordinator. Carrie Aljure is coordinating the delicious desserts that will be served at intermission. The event serves as a fundraiser that enables the YYWC to award scholarships for graduating Kwajalein High School Seniors with a focus on community service. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased Monday from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Exchange porch, or personally from Jane Premo, Cynthia Rivera, Sarah Stepchew, Becky Harris or at the Micronesian Shop. This event typically sells out in advance, so don’t assume tickets will be available at the door. The YYWC has been an active women’s organization on Kwajalein since the 1960s and serves to provide a fun social outlet for the women of the island while making a positive impact on our community and on education throughout Kwajalein, the Marshall Islands and greater Micronesia. Funds raised by the sales from the Micronesian Shop and the Bargain Bazaar are central to the YYWC’s efforts to improve education in our region of the world. b th b 2 tr n a Ri W Ca e b h g u ets are by th e Kwayear. 2 011, r an iW C a rrts bles h ips gh s t a l M I e t A a s of A r r s p. f t the YYWC to a ng r ty c p mo te ic n ab Y n nc e n a mm t Marshall Islands a Fun d s raise d by t h e s a les th e YYWC t o a f or gra d uati n Sc ho ol S en io r o n communi t $ 15 each and f rom 11 a.m. porc h o r m St at t he event t y pi so d on avai la The wome n le in s in provi d e w o m e n i n g a co m MarshallIslands ere will be an Armed Services Vocational Battery (ASVAB) test administered on Kwajalein and Ebeye at the locations and dates listed at the right. IslandPlaceTypeDateTime Ebeye*High schoolers Jan. 228 a.m. Ebeye*High Schoolers Jan. 238 a.m. KwajCRC room 1 High Schoolers Jan. 248 a.m. KwajCRC room 1 Adult; Cbadge Jan. 241 p.m.**Kwajalein adult residents and C-badge workers interested in taking the test should attend the 1 p.m. Jan. 24 session.**


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10 10The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 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 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, 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 LOSTWALLET, lost on either Meck or Kwajalein on the evening of Jan. 11 or morning of Jan. 12, substantial/large reward offered for return of the wallet and its contents. Call 56025. BAGGO BOARD and eight beanbags, left on Emon Beach (Pavilion 1) for a party, property of Community Activities. Call 53331. WANTEDSOMEONE familiar with submitting and reconciling airline mileage credits with boarding passes to teach a new island resident how to do it and help submit all credits that have not been done, happy to pay for your time. Call Paulette or Will at 53808 or 53800. PATIO SALEMONDAY, 7-11 a.m., quarters 137-B. Tools, shing gear, garden supplies. Rain cancels. JAN. 25, 6 a.m., quarters 430-A on back porch. PCS Sale. FOR SALECUISINART Soft serve ice cream maker, used oncepaid $100, will sell for $40. Call 54168. TWO SUN Cruze bikes, 26-inch, $200; 32-inch atscreen TV, $200; surround speakers, $50. Call Rod at 52791. BOAT EQUIPMENT: 55 LB and 88 LB Delta anchors, recently galvanized, in great shape, $195 and $375; 6-gallon Tempo gas tank for outboard, $5, Walder boom vang, $40. Call Geoff at 51849 or 54747. FREE SAILING LESSONS with the purchase of 35-foot Jason sailboat MALI. call 52625. BIKE, menÂ’s Simple Giant aluminum 1-speed, excellent condition, $190; kidÂ’s 20-inch bike, rusty, $20; Huffy womenÂ’s 1-speed, rusty, $20; Simple Giant, womenÂ’s, old but good aluminum frame, $25. Call John at 52535. OCEANIC QLR3 BC, size XXL, $250, Call Jim at 54184. BIKE AND TRAILER, less than one year old, 3-speed aluminum Giant and aluminum trailer, $400. Call Todd at 51574. GLASS & METAL 3-shelf TV stand, $50; barstool, $10; rock/glass polisher, $40; Sun bike in excellent condition, $150; pole/tarp patio cover, currently set up for 2-bedroom old housing, $100; queen quilted bedspread/shams, $40; full comforter/shams/dust ruf e, $40; two twin comforters/sham/dust ruf e/sheets/ blankets/pillows, $50. Call 52785. NICE SOLID WOOD FUTON, storage in armrests for remotes, etc, magazine racks on both sides, nice matching pillow set, great for second or third bed, will help move, $200; front and back 26-inch aluminum bike rims and various other bike parts. Call 52495 and leave a message. DAWES Canadian 1-speed racing bike, new parts, 700 wheels, carbon forks, $250; medium size all-aluminum bike trailer, $100; Simple menÂ’s 3-speed bike in great condition, with basket, $275. Call 52642. MEN AND WOMENÂ’S Trek cruisers, singlespeed, aluminum frames in good condition, components Kwaj condition, racks and baskets included, $50 each; kidÂ’ pink 20-inch cruiser, $30; all available Jan. 23; new, unused cat carrier, airline approved, $20. Call 52306 or visit quarters 208-B. COMMUNITY NOTICESTHE RECLAIMED WATER system on Kwajalein is currently experiencing exceptionally high demand. Help by being conservative with reclaimed water use and by limiting lawn watering to one hour or less per day. Also, call the Service Desk to report any running toilets, leaking faucets or water leaks. SPONSORS AND UNITED PASSENGERS: It is your responsibility to have your guests or yourself checked in by close-out time. Close-out is 4:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The door locks at close-out time. SMALL BOAT MARINA MLK Day Hours: 12:15-6 p.m. today; 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday. Reservations Recommended. LIVE SHOWS from rock band Prospect Hill! 9 p.m., Sunday at the VetÂ’s Hall. Special show for high school students at 7 p.m., Monday at the MP Room. Band sponsored by Quality of Life. Questions? Call Community Activities at 53331. OPERATION: SCIENCE STUFF needs your help! WeÂ’re delivering supplies to teachers and students on Gugeegue. Have a trailer? Come to quarters 452-A on Poinsettia at 8 a.m., Monday, to help transport boxes to the DSC. WeÂ’ll take the 8:30 a.m. ferry to Ebeye and travel to Gugeegue by truck. Questions? Call Amber at 51480. PROSPECT HILL youth songwriting workshop. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the Youth Center. Interested in learning to write songs? Have a work in progress you want feedback on? This workshop is for you. Bring pen, paper and an instrument, if you choose. Questions? Call Nick Langley at 53796 or Midori Hobbs at 53331. STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP for experienced glassers. 5 p.m., Wednesday, at the Art Annex. All tools will be supplied by the Kwajalein Art Guild. Questions? Call Jayne at 54643. Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining FacilityLunch DinnerSunday Hoisin Pork Roast Soyu Chicken Ham Quiche Thursday Nacho Chips and Cheese Tequila Chicken Breast Bean and Corn Salsa Jan. 25 Tropical Pork Chops Pizza Chili Mac Thursday Chicken Fried Steak Country Gravy Peas and Carrots Friday Girabaldi Sub Barbecue Roast Beef Herb Battered Pollock Friday Herb Pork Loin Chicken Adobo Vegetarian Chow Fun Monday Beef Tips Burgundy Chicken Cordon Bleu Eggs Florentine Wednesday Grilled Cheese Roast Beef Turkey and Dumplings SundayBarbecue Chicken Macaroni and Cheese Beef StewMonday Teriyaki Chicken Beef Stir-fry Crab Egg Foo Yung Tuesday Pasta Garlic Bread Carrots Wednesday Carved Flank Steak Garlic Roast Chicken Onion Rings Tuesday Fried Chicken Hawaiian Chopped Steak Vegetarian Quesadillas Jan. 25 Braised Short Ribs Onion Gravy Chicken Nuggets


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 Caf RoiFridayMongolian Grill Night Beef/Chicken/Pork Vegetables/Noodles/RiceSundaySmoked Sausage Baked Chicken Eggs FlorentineThursdayBLT Sandwich London Broil Macaroni and Cheese Jan. 25Chicken Fajita Sandwich Stuffed Peppers Onion RingsThursdayFried Chicken Meatloaf Mashed PotatoesFridayFried Fish Grilled Chicken Thighs CornbreadMondayGarlic Roast Beef Bacon Mushroom Chicken Egg MuffinsWednesdayGrilled Cheese Cajun Roast Beef Egg Foo YungSundayChicken Schnitzel Beef Stew Noodle RomanoffMonday Sweet and Sour Chicken Hoisin Short Ribs Fried Rice TuesdaySalisbury Steak Roast Cornish Hen Mashed PotatoesWednesdayGrilled Steak Chicken Cordon Bleu Corn on the CobTuesdayPasta Garlic Bread Vegetable Quiche Jan. 25 Southwestern Chicken Nacho Bar Fiesta RiceLunch Dinner KWAJALEIN ATOLL International Sport shing Club meeting will be held Wednesday at the Paci c Club. Food and beverages will be served at 6:30 p.m., meeting will start at 7 p.m. All anglers welcome to attend! Questions? Call Stan at 58121. BINGO! 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Vet’s Hall. Packet price is $20. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m. Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Blackout completion at 55 numbers with $1,500 payout Windfall completion at 25 numbers with $1,500 payout. Shuttle transportation available from the Ocean View and tennis courts. No outside alcoholic beverages permitted. Must be 21 to enter and play, bring your ID. Questions? Call Midori Hobbs at 53331. KWAJ RESIDENTS TOWN HALL: Col. Nestor A. Sadler, Commander USAG-KA, will hold a town hall for Kwajalein residents from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday in the MP Room. OPEN RECREATION EVENT: Photo Scavenger Hunt. 6-7:30 p.m., Jan. 25. The Youth Center teens will help lead us in an exploration around Kwaj. Meet in the SAC room, form teams, complete photo assignments and race back to share experiences and a snack. Registration through Friday at the CYSS Central Registration Of ce by calling 52158. Questions? Contact Katrina Ellison at Katrina.m.ellison.ctr.@ KWAJALEIN YACHT CLUB will be holding its meeting on Jan. 25 at the Yacht Club. Happy hour at 5:30 p.m. Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m., entree provided, bring a side-dish to share. Noted discussions will include activities for the upcoming year and the Commodores Ball. Questions? contact Ed at commodore@ COMMUNITY presentation: Resiliency: Emotions and Reaction” will be offered at 6 p.m., Jan. 25, in the hospital conference room. Ray Drefus, USAG-KA Resiliency Coordinator, will present the program. Questions? Call 55362. OCEAN VIEW CLUB Birthday Bash. 8 p.m., Jan. 25. Present your K-badge to the bartender. Must be 21 years old! Complimentary drinks and cake for January birthdays. Call Barbara Hutchins at 58228. YYWC presents the Kaleidoscope of Music! 7 p.m., Jan. 26, in the MP Room. Kwajalein’s musical talent will present a fabulous evening of entertainment. Tickets are $15 with proceeds going to Kwajalein High School Senior Scholarships. Ticket sales on Monday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the AAFES porch, the Mic Shop or contact Jane Premo, Cynthia Rivera or Sarah Stepchew. TWO WWII VETERANS who fought in Operation Flintlock, the battle for Kwajalein Atoll in 1944, are arriving on Kwajalein on Jan. 30 for the 70th anniversary of the battle. They will be here until Feb. 3. Several events are being planned with a schedule to be published next week. This visit is being sponsored by American Legion Post #44, the Kwajalein Scuba Club, the Quality of Life Committee and USAG-KA. For more information, contact the event organizer, Dan Farnham. NO QUIZZO on Jan. 31 at the Vet’s Hall due to a schedule con ict. Join us in February when Quizzo returns Questions? Contact Neil Dye or Mike Woundy. 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: http:// OPERATION FLINTLOCK 70th Anniversary Celebration. 5 p.m., Feb. 2, at the Country Club. Put on your best 1940s get-up and join us for an evening of big band music with a live DJ, drink specials and special guests, veterans Ted Sonner and Burl Sousa. Must be 21 years or older. SUPER BOWL BRUNCH at the Vet’s Hall! Kick off your celebration with breakfast before the game. $15 includes eggs, biscuits and gravy, bacon or sausage, coffee or juice and pupus to snack on during the game. All proceeds will be added to the Don Serra fundraiser we are having in February. We open at 10 a.m., Feb. 3. Must be 21 or older to participate. Questions? Contact Jan Abrams or Mike Woundy. SUPER BOWL PARTY! 9 a.m., Feb. 3, at the Country Club. Check out the big game on the big screen TV with your friends! Drink specials and appetizers. Join us for the conference game on Monday and Pro Bowl on Jan. 27 as well! Wi now available. Must be 21 years or older. THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND University College announces 2014 Spring Mid-Session registration is now open! Register through Feb. 5. Session dates: Feb. 10-April 14. Schedules can be viewed at Need help? Email the Asia of ce at de-asia@ or call or visit the Kwajalein of ce at 52800, Coral BQ, Room 1. CONGRATULATIONS! You’re doing it! Learn to manage stress and you’ll learn to manage food. See you at the next weight management group at 4:45 p.m., Feb. 6, in the hospital conference room. Questions? Call the EAP at 55362. MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION! 8 p.m., Feb. 8, at the Ocean View Club. Come enjoy Fat Tuesday on a Saturday, complete with beads, feather masks and featured drink specials. COOKIE EXCHANGE. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 12, at the Grace Sherwood Library. Make and bring your favorite baked goodies to exchange with others! Questions? Call 53439. LIFE CAN BE a balancing act for any adult, but if you nd yourself constantly late, disorganized, forgetful and overwhelmed by your responsibilities, you may have ADD/ADHD. Help is available and learning about ADD/ADHD is your rst step. The ADD/HD support group will meet from 4:45-5:30 p.m., the second Thursday of each month in the hospital conference room. Questions? Call the EAP at 55362. TEACH OUR KIDS to be green! Turn off your lights, computer and TV when not in use. Don’t let the water run continuously when brushing your teeth. Use cotton or recycled material bags instead of plastic. Recycle or reuse your plastic bags and used paper. E-TALK: Spill Noti cation: While driving, if you notice a leak from your vehicle, immediately park out of the ow of traf c. Do not drive the vehicle further. In accordance with SPI 1530: “Reporting and Responding to Spill Events,” call 911 and give details. SAFELY SPEAKING: Pinch Points: Look for possible pinch points before you start a task. Take the time to plan out your actions and decide on the necessary steps to work safely.


12 12The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 0.21 inches Yearly deviation: -1.73 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny 20% ENE-E at 16-21 knots Monday Mostly Sunny <10% ENE at 13-17 knots Tuesday Mostly Sunny <10% NE-ENE at 12-17 knots Wednesday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE-E at 13-18 knots Thursday Mostly Sunny <10% ENE-E at 11-16 knots Friday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 10-15 knots Sunrise Moonrise High Tide Low Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 7:07 a.m. 3:37 p.m 12:01 a.m. 2.5' 7:51 a.m. 0.7' 6:47 p.m. 3:36 a.m. 2:25 p.m. 3.5' 8:59 p.m. 0.5' Monday 7:08 a.m. 4:25 p.m 2:50 a.m. 2.7' 8:37 a.m. 0.4' 6:47 p.m. 4:25 a.m. 3:04 p.m. 3.8' 9:33 p.m. 0.1' Tuesday 7:08 a.m. 5:13 p.m 3:26 a.m. 3.0' 9:15 a.m. 0.1' 6:48 p.m. 5:14 a.m. 3:37 p.m. 4.1' 10:03 p.m. -0.2' Wednesday 7:08 a.m. 6:01 p.m. 3:58 a.m. 3.3' 9:48 a.m. -0.1' 6:48 p.m. 6:01 a.m. 4:08 p.m. 4.3' 10:31 p.m. -0.4' Thursday 7:08 a.m. 6:49 p.m 4:28 a.m. 3.5' 10:20 a.m. -0.3' 6:49 p.m. 6:47 a.m. 4:38 p.m. 4.5' 10:59 p.m. -0.5' Friday 7:09 a.m. 7:36 p.m 4:57 a.m. 3.6' 10:50 a.m. -0.4' 6:49 p.m. 7:31 a.m. 5:06 p.m. 4.6' 11:26 p.m. -0.6' Jan. 18 7:09 a.m. 8:22 p.m 5:25 a.m. 3.7' 11:19 a.m. -0.4' 6:50 p.m. 8:13 a.m. 5:34 p.m. 4.5' 11:53 p.m. -0.6' Ready and Resilient Wellness Calendar Jan. 19 25Sponsored by the Community Health Promotional Councilvery well. But they’re working, and they’re having a good time competing. That’s the important thing— they’re playing for fun.” During a short speech given as the sweaty Ebeye and Kwaj players hunkered down to rest following the end of the game, Newell circled back to a focal point he had touched on all weekend. The example the players sent to the younger kids during the game, he said, was a faultless representation of how leaders and mentors can reinforce good habits and help their successors succeed. “We had a lot of young kids here watching both teams play. And the sportsmanship, the etiquette you showed helping each other up is really important,” he said to the players. “You have to understand that. So whenever you play these games, these friendly games, it’s really important to know that these young kids look up to you, because they see you every day. The young players on Ebeye that see each of you play basketball outdoors, and they look up to you. Respect the game, and you’ll take the game to another level. Because they’ll always remember your model to follow.” The coaches of the Ebeye team also got up to say a few words and to thank Newell for his continued support for the many young players and their coaches that call Ebeye home. They presented traditional Marshallese handicrafts of woven pandanus and seashells to Newell, Armbruster and Armbruster’s daughter, Kalia. After receiving his gift, Newell felt the need for a proper send-off, a way to wrap up this year’s clinics before the next round the following year. “You know what we’re going to do one a one-two-three, right?” the coach yelled out to the players, parents and friends crowded around after their clapping ceased. They knew. “One-two-three! Booolyah!” yelled the crowd. U.S. Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Thomas Armbruster thanks everyone for attending the EbeyeKwaj ball game Monday. He was accompanied by his daughter, Kalia, left. “Respect the game, and you’ll take the game to another,” Newell tells the Ebeye squad after the game Monday. He thanked them for the passion they bring to their courts every day. BASKETBALL, from page 6