The Kwajalein hourglass

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I r i s W e i l a n d l e f t g e s t u r e s t o t h e c r o w d Iris Weiland, left, gestures to the crowd d u r i n g K w a j a l e i n Â’ s A s i a n A m e r i c a n during KwajaleinÂ’s Asian American a n d P a c i f i c I s l a n d e r H e r i t a g e M o n t h and Pacific Islander Heritage Month c e l e b r a t i o n a t t h e R i c h a r d s o n T h e a t e r celebration at the Richardson Theater M o n d a y F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 4 Monday. For more, see page 4. P h o t o b y J o r d a n V i n s o n Photo by Jordan Vinson


2The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 21 Saturday, May 24, 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 Garrison CSM................. Command Sgt. Maj. Reginald Gooden Public Affairs Of cer .............Michael Sakaio Managing Editor ......................Sheila Gideon Associate Editor .....................Jordan Vinson Media Services Intern.................Molly Premo The flag of Republic of the Marshall Islands was officially adopted on May 1, 1979. The islands, long a part of the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, became an independent, self-governing nation in 1979. They entered into a Compact of Free Association with the U.S. starting in 1986. The orange and white stripes of the flag are symbolic of the two side-by-side island chains within the Marshalls, the Rotok and Ralik. The blue field represents the surrounding Pacific Ocean, and the white star has a point for each district 24 in all. Kwajalein Golf Association member Pat Branham shot his rst Hole In One May 14 at Holmberg Fairways. He red the ace on hole 6 from 170 yards out, using a 7 iron. Witnesses included his playing partners: Danny Bittner, Flynn Gideon, Jeremy Gideon and John Hutchins. Hole In One!Photos by Vernon Adcock and Sheila Gideon Notice of Availability: Kwajalein Fuel Farm Bulk Storage Facility Replacement The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command has completed a Preliminary Final Environmental Assessment, prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA. The Kwajalein Fuel Farm Bulk Storage Facility Replacement PFEA analyzes the impacts of replacing and optimally recon guring major portions of the existing Kwajalein Fuel Farm Bulk Storage Facility. This Proposed Action includes the demolition of 10 bulk fuel storage tanks and the demolition of the Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricant Operations Building FN777; the construction of eight new fuel storage tanks; a new lter building with jet fuel receipt ltration; modi cations to Pumphouse FN934; and new Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricant Operations Building on Kwajalein Island. Based on the analysis, USASMDC/ARSTRAT has determined in the PFEA that proposed demolition and construction activities are not expected to result in signi cant impacts to the environment. A draft Finding of No Signi cant Impact and the EA are available at and at the Grace Sherwood Library and Roi-Namur Library. Public comments on the EA and Draft FONSI will be accepted through June 17. Email comments to; mail comments to USASMDC/ARSTRAT, ATTN: SMDC-EN (D. Harris), P.O. Box 1500, Huntsville, AL 35807-3801; fax comments to USASMDC/ ARSTRAT, ATTN: SMDC-EN (D. Harris), 256-955-6659.


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 21 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, May 24, 2014 KHS senior Iwalani Furgeson receives the Principal’s Award from Al Robinson at the Jr./Sr. High awards assembly May 17.Standout students recognized at KHS Abigail Baldy: Spanish II Jimmy Beio: Art Xavier Bellu: English 10, High School Woodshop Abigail Bishop: PsySci Olympic Champion Mereille Bishop: President’s Award, Intro to Calc Alisha Church: Art, Junior High Woodshop Addison Cossey: Spanish II, President’s Award Leightyn Cossey: President’s Award Dori deBrum: U.S. History II Elizabeth Doerries: Art, Chemistry, President’s Award Award Recipients:Andrew Elkin: Geography, Keyboarding Elizabeth Elkin: Psychology, President’s Award Chelsea Engelhard: World History Devante Floor: English 9 Iwalani Furgeson: Principal’s Award Ian Galbraith: World History I Madison Greene: Band – John Philip Sousa, President’s Award Thomas Greene: Spanish I Ann-Marie Hepler: Band – Louis Armstrong Allison Hibberts: President’s Award Jennifer Hibberts: Government, President’s Award Stephanie Hibberts: President’s Award Sam Jahnke: Computer Applications, President’s Award Kayarii Johnson: Math 7/8 Wyatt Jones: President’s Award Mary Ruth Long: Spanish IAllyson Moore: Art, World History IMolly Premo: President’s Award Danielle Rivera: Spanish II, President’s Award David Sholar: PEARLS, President’s Award John Sholar: President’s Award, National Merit Scholar, U.S. Presidential Scholar Megan Sok: Math 7/8 Chad Sykes: Band – Director’s Award Michael Sykes: Spanish II, English 10, U.S. History I, President’s Award JJ Wase: Economics Daisy Wiltrout: Art, Chemistry, PEARLS Shenandoah Wrobel: AP Literature and Composition, Economics, Art, French, President’s Award Rosalynn Ysawa: Art Roanna Zachras: Sociology Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorThe dedicated students of Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School were of cially recognized during a May 17 awards assembly at the MP Room. Students were acknowledged for excellence in various subjects. Recognition was not always for excellent academic achievements, but for improvement and perseverance, as well. High School Guidance Counselor Jamie Bowers called up 17 students who were given the President’s Award. Recipients were chosen by criteria established by the President’s educational award program, and by KHS. Students receiving this award must meet eligibility requirements in areas of grades, minimal scores on standardized tests, be enrolled at KHS at least one full semester in the year of the award and must be recommended by school faculty and the principal. Bowers read aloud a letter from President Barack Obama commending the students for their efforts. Kwajalein Schools Principal Al Robinson recognized a special student for her improved attitude and dedication to the work-study program at the Child Development Center. This year’s Principal’s Award went to graduating senior Iwalani Furgeson. Teachers were also recognized. Diane Peters was recognized by the students, who decided to dedicate the 2013-2014 yearbook to her. At the end of the assembly, all the Ri’katak students congregated at the front of the MP Room. They called up teacher Ric Fullerton to join them. Roanna Zachras explained that when the students heard he was having kidney transplant surgery this summer, they wanted to help. Fullerton sponsors the Marshall Islands Club and works closely with the Ri’katak students. He’s done so much for them over the years and they wanted to give back. They presented Fullerton with a check from fundraisers they had hosted and then all joined in for a group hug. Art Teacher Jane Woundy (“Art Mama”) hugs Elizabeth Doerries after recognizing her as an outstanding art student. Alisha Church, left, and Allyson Moore, right, were also recognized by Woundy.


4The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 21 Saturday, May 24, 2014 Kwajalein celebrates Asian American and P acific Islander Heritage MonthAbout three dozen young dancers perform routines derived from Tahiti, the Cook Islands, Samoa, Hawaii, the Marshall Islands and more Monday evening at the Richardson Theater. Chinese-American resident Kelly Busquets recounts a moving personal story exemplifying the degrees to which Asian Americans’ lives improved socially and economically after immigrating to America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Article and photos by Jordan Vinson Associate EditorU.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll celebrated Asian American and Paci c Islander Heritage Month Monday evening. Residents from both Kwajalein and Ebeye performed an eclectic menagerie of rhythmic island dances and festive musical performances at the Richardson Theater, part of a collective celebration the government and communities of the United States perform each year to commemorate and honor contributions by Asians and Paci c Islanders to American success. Performers strummed ukuleles and guitars, sang in rich choruses, danced and stomped on stage, all in celebration of Asians’ and Pacific Islanders’ storied cultural heritages and resounding impacts on U.S. history and society. Flanked by a golden sunset to the west and a darkening sky blanketed with swathes of star-studded twilight to the east, the 150-or-so residents who lled the theater seating area were regaled by styles of dance incorporated from island communities scattered throughout the Paci c Ocean. Representing the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a troupe of young men from Ebeye came out in support of Marshallese dance. They stomped, spun and chanted to the tunes strummed and plucked from ukuleles by two of their peers while the audience cheered in excited bursts. About three dozen young ladies, adorned with vibrant owerprint dresses, represented Hawaii with a couple performances, one titled “He Mele No Lilo” and another titled “Pearly Shells.” They tipped their hats to Polynesia’s Samoan Islands with a dance titled “Falealili Uma.” And a pair of French Polynesian dances titled “Fakateretere” and “Jungle” were performed in recognition of the Cook Islands and Tahiti, respectively. Finally, a performance named “Rapa Nui e” showcased a style of dance from the fabled Easter Island, while a group dance, in which the audience was invited onstage to pick up a move or two from the dancers, rounded out the night’s show. Kwaj resident Mike Sakaio was the master of ceremonies for the evening. It was his job to maintain the pace of the event and chitchat with the audience, many of whom sampled foods from different islands in the Paci c between performances. He announced titles of dances and the islands of origin from which they were incorporated, and he commended the work the Kwajalein and Ebeye youth put into pulling off the performances. “Your children have been practicing this for the past few weeks,” Sakaio told the crowd. “And I tell you they’ve put in a lot of effort into these dances. So please take out your cameras and capture some great memories.” It was actually Sakaio who helped kick off the night’s show. A proven guitarist and singer who performs during several events on Kwajalein each year, he grabbed his acoustic attop and joined Sam Perreira and Abra Laik in a music set. Later, he invited resident Kalani Ruiz, a ukulele player from Hawaii, to the stage for a couple numbers. Before the dancing began, guest speakers Deputy Garrison Commander Christopher Damour and Kwajalein resident Kelly Busquets acknowledged the limitless contributions of Asians and Paci c Islanders to the growth, strength and success of America. “Today is a special day as we come together to celebrate this year’s Asian American Paci c Islander Heritage Month,” Damour said. “And what better place to do this than right here in Kwajalein and in the middle of the Paci c Ocean. You can’t ask for a better setting.” Damour continued, recounting both the injustices and achievements of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Paci c Islanders. He mentioned Minoru Yamasaki, the designer of the World Trade Center; Jerry Yang, cofounder of Yahoo!; and Bobby Jindal,


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 21 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, May 24, 2014 Graeson and Addison Cossey move with the beat Monday evening. About 150 Kwajalein residents fill the Richardson Theater seating area to sample rich island cuisine and enjoy dance and music performances incorporated from throughout Oceania. an Indian American and presently governor of Louisiana. “Today is a day to honor our brothers and sisters of Asian American Paci c Islander heritage and thank them for all they have done in protecting our way of life and advancing the ideals of our great nation,” Damour said. Busquets lauded the late Hawaiian Senator Daniel Inouye for the barriers he broke regarding Asian representation in the national U.S. political system. A Japanese-American medal of honor recipient, Inouye’s unprecedented political career took him well into 2012, making him the one of the most senior U.S. senators until his death, as well as the highest-ranking Asian politician in American history. And American astronaut Ellison Onizuka, the rst Asian-American to reach space, was acknowledged for advancing the American space program. He, unfortunately, also became the NASA’s rst Asian-American casualty, perishing in the 1986 Space Shuttle “Challenger” disaster off Cape Canaveral. While the night was a festive tip-of-the-hat to the contributions to America by Asians and Paci c Islanders and their cultural heritages, the gathering was also an opportunity for the community to mark the more somber, sobering pasts that many Asians and Paci c Islanders endured prior to their arrival to America as immigrants. “I kind of decided to change this up a little bit and bring it closer to home and instead tell you a more personal story,” Busquets told the crowd while dancers touched up their costumes backstage. “A story that tells not what Asian Americans have done for America, but what America has done for Asian Americans.” Busquets, a ChineseAmerican whose grandmother rst entered the U.S. in the early 1920s, recounted her grandmother’s journey from China to San Francisco at a time when America, while not exactly hospitable to Asian immigrants at the time, offered a much brighter future for the young woman than she could ever hope for back home in China. The 17-year-old had been sent alone by ship to the U.S. to be wed in an arranged marriage to a man she did not know, in a land whose customs and language she was unfamiliar with. But still, Busquets explained, her grandmother would come to be much better off than the many women who remained in China, suffering under a sexist social system that divested nearly all women from the rights to their own careers, to get a decent education, to be themselves and to have access to the levers controlling their overall self-determination. Decades after that young woman’s arrival in San Francisco, the freedom and overall quality of life that Busquets enjoys now, she told the crowd, is a direct product of not only her grandmother’s personal strength, but also the opportunities in America that she managed to take advantage of—opportunities that allowed her to advance socially and economically and create better lives for her descendents. “Fast forward two decades to a young girl who would sit in the kitchen with her grandmother and ask questions and listen to incredible stories about her fascinating life that was so different from the way we all grew up in America,” Busquets said. “[I was] amazed at her bravery to meet and overcome the enormous challenges that she had to face being a female in China, but allowed her to better appreciate the freedom and opportunities that her granddaughter would now have growing up in America.” “She embraced the fact that I was athletic; that I could skateboard and go down the street to play pick-up basketball with the neighborhood boys; that I could surf, ski and snowboard; that I could play drums in the Stanford University Marching Band; that I could get an education—not just to the sixth grade—but to go to one of the most prestigious universities in the country and get a master’s degree in engineering, being just one of two females in the [Stanford] engineering department at that time; that I could vote, have a career, marry whomever I wanted whenever I wanted and so many other things; things See HERITAGE, page 8 pgy wh at A si an Am er ic an s ha ve d on e fo r Amer i c a, but w h a t Am e ri c a h a s do n e f or o As ia n Am e r ic an s ” Bus q uets, a C hi i i i i i i i i i i i n n n n n n n n ne n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n seg u p i b ra v th a t h e th g v i [


6The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 21 Saturday, May 24, 2014 Article and photos by Molly Premo Media Services InternThe Kwajalein Swim Team held their spring season awards banquet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the MP Room. Various trophies, ribbons and medals were handed out to the swimmers who participated in this swim season. Before the results were announced, a slideshow exhibited numerous photos of the swimmers taken throughout the season. In addition, many of the pictures were printed and placed on the tables. There was a mad dash for the pizza when it arrived, and the dinner also included hotdogs, salad and desserts like brownies, cookies and cake. After dinner, the coaches announced the awards. Swimmers were divided into three Makos, Barracudas recognized for efforts during Kwajalein Swim Team spring seasonmain age groups and given awards based on their performance within these groups. Trophies were given to the swimmers who earned the most personal bests, were the most improved and received the greatest number of points. Personal bests are given to a swimmer every time he or she improves his or her time. Additionally, points are given for every race a person swims and the number of points earned depends on the swimmers’ ranking for that particular event. After the coaches distributed all the awards, the swimmers grouped together for photos. At the end of the night, the oor was opened to nominations for board members to run the KST next season. Pam Hess volunteered to be secretary. The other positions were not lled. Mary Ruth Long competes in the backstroke during the last Kwajalein Swim Team spring season meet. Swimmers get ready to race in the last Kwajalein Swim Team meet of the season. Keith Brady takes in a deep breath during his swim event. Swimmers “get set” on the blocks during a Kwajalein Swim Team meet at the Family Pool. Chad Sykes comes up for air during his race at the Family Pool.


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 21 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, May 24, 2014 Coleman purchased his bike from resident Manny Garcia in 2009. The main tool he uses to protect his bike from the elements is a highly-e ective Tri-Flow te on bicycle lubricant. “If you can’t use that, what I would do is ... buy marine grease,” he says. “It comes in a little tube. ... It’s blue. You just put that on the bike every couple months, and it will never rust.” Farnelli rides a recumbent EZ-1 Light that he got as a hand-me-down from fellow Roi resident Bridget Rankin. “It’s been on island for quite a while now, and it still needs a little work,” he says. “But I’ve got it on the road again. ... It took a little while to get used to, but now that I’ve ridden it for a few weeks, I’m enjoying it.” Gooden’s husband, Command Sgt. Maj. Reginald Gooden, bought this Sun bike, originally painted red and black, from the Exchange when he and his wife moved to Kwaj. Because Gooden is a natural creative, she wasn’t happy with a stock, run-of-the-mill Sun. “It was red and black, and I was like, ‘Oh, I’ve got to ride something everybody else rides?’” Waiting until her husband left the island on a TDY trip, she rode to the Exchange and bought up a dozen cans of paint and got to work. She decided to customize the bike with a paint scheme that mimics the appearance of NASCAR driver Kyle Busch’s #18 stock car, a Toyota Camry covered with one of Gooden’s most favorite pop culture icons ever—M&Ms. After completing the paint job, she snapped a photo and sent it to Joe Gibbs Racing, the team that Busch races for. The team was stoked, and they decided to send Gooden a scaled-down diecast replica of the Busch racecar, along with large, plushy M&M gurines to attach to her bike. The art of bicycle customization is now a contest between her and the command sergeant major, she says. “My husband is now competing with me,” she says. “So, he went out and found a tricycle that he’s going to make sure he has nished by the next time” Bike Month comes around. Kabua Jr. bought his bike at the Exchange about three years ago. Because he protects it with rust-resistant paint, it’s held up pretty well through the years on Roi. “It’s a good one, this one,” he says. Kobeney sports a bare-bones, single-speed Hu y to get around Roi-Namur. “I’ve had it for ve years,” he says. “Yeah, I take care of it.” “Hey there. This here is Austin Wiley’s bike.” Joe Coleman Don Kobeney Tony Farnelli Watak Kabua Jr. Princess GoodenPhotos and design by Jordan Vinson


8The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 21 Saturday, May 24, 2014 Lt. Gen. David Mann, Commander of SMDC/ARSTRAT Command Proclamation—Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2014This month our country and this command celebrate the history, courage and contributions of Asian Americans and Paci c Islanders. America’s progress is closely linked with the Asian and Paci c region, as generations of intrepid individuals from these regions immigrated to the United States. They helped build this nation’s identity, infusing their tradition and values into our young, culturally-eclectic nation. Asian Americans and Paci c Islanders have shared our challenges, our dreams, and our triumphs. For their steadfast devotion, our country owes them a debt of gratitude. “And we owe no greater gratitude than to those Asian Americans and Paci c Islanders who served or are currently serving in our Armed Forces. Throughout our history, and especially during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, these patriots have answered their country’s calling and served with courage and valor. Their sacri ces ensure the freedom and security of our nation, and will continue to help shape our country and our military in this new century. “Throughout this month I encourage SMDC/ARSTRAT and JFCC IMD team members to attend activities that commemorate Asian/Paci c American Heritage. Please join me in celebrating these great citizens. “Secure the High Ground!” U.S. President Barack Obama Presidential Proclamation—Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2014“During Asian American and Paci c Islander Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Paci c Islanders, and we re ect on the many ways they have enriched our Nation. Like America itself, the AAPI community draws strength from the diversity of its many distinct cultures—each with vibrant histories and unique perspectives to bring to our national life. Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Paci c Islanders have helped build, defend, and strengthen our Nation—as farm workers and railroad laborers; as entrepreneurs and scientists; as artists, activists and leaders of government. They have gone beyond, embodying the soaring aspirations of the American spirit. “This month marks 145 years since the nal spike was hammered into the transcontinental railroad, an achievement made possible by Chinese laborers, who did the majority of this backbreaking and dangerous work. This May, they will receive long-overdue recognition as they are inducted into the Labor Hall of Honor. Generations of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Paci c Islanders have helped make this country what it is today. Yet they have also faced a long history of injustice—from the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii and its devastating impact on the history, language and culture of Native Hawaiians; to opportunity-limiting laws like the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the Immigration Act of 1924; to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Even today, South Asian Americans, especially those who are Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh, are targets of suspicion and violence. “With courage, grit and an abiding belief in American ideals, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Paci c Islanders have challenged our Nation to be better, and my Administration remains committed to doing its part. Nearly ve years ago, I re-established the White House Initiative on AAPIs. The Initiative addresses disparities in health care, education, and economic opportunity by ensuring Asian Americans and Paci c Islanders receive equal access to government programs and services. “We are also determined to pass comprehensive immigration reform that would modernize our legal immigration system, create a pathway to earned citizenship for undocumented immigrants, hold employers accountable and strengthen our border security. These commonsense measures would bring relief to Asian Americans and Paci c Islanders who have experienced this broken system rsthand, and they would allow our country to welcome more highly skilled workers eager to contribute to America’s success. “This month, as we recall our hard-fought progress, let us resolve to continue moving forward. Together, let us ensure the laws respect everyone, civil rights apply to everyone, and everyone who works hard and plays by the rules has a chance to get ahead. “Now, therefore, I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2014 as Asian American and Paci c Islander Heritage Month. Kalani Ruiz, left, and Mike Sakaio perform a Fijian song titled “Noqu Senikau” for the crowd Monday. Obama, Mann honor Asians Pacific IslandersHERITAGE, from page 5that we as Americans now just take for granted, that from the perspective of my grandmother are things that she never would have imagined growing up in China.” “From me and my family, from all the immigrants in America, I would like to say thank you for what this country has done for us,” Busquets concluded. “For giving us opportunities that we would never have had in our home countries, for being able to speak our own languages, practice our own customs and worship our own religions without fear, for being able to raise our children to the best that they can be, no matter what color, heritage or ethnicity, and to live free and thrive. Mahalo.”


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 21 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, May 24, 2014 The U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Environmental Standards require that the operating parameters of USAG-KA activities, with the potential to affect the public health and environment, must be de ned in a Document of Environmental Protection. The standards further provide that regulatory agencies and the public be allowed to review and comment on a Draft DEP. The Draft DEP for the Kwajalein Missile Impact Scoring System Refurbishment, April 2014, provides requirements and limitations for the refurbishment of the KMISS located at Gagan Island Islet, U.S. Army Garrison–Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands. The refurbished system will continue the ability to detect and locate surface impacts of missiles and reentry vehicles in all weather conditions.The public is invited to review and comment on this Draft DEP. The Draft DEP and the USAG-KA Environmental Standards are available for review at Grace Sherwood Library, Roi-Namur Library, and the RMI Environmental Protection Authority of ces in Majuro and Ebeye. Questions regarding the Draft DEP can be directed to: Tom Craven, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Forces Command.Written comments can be directed to: Tom Craven, USASMDC/ARSTRAT, ATTN: SMDC-ENE P.O. Box 1500, Huntsville, AL 35807-3801.A period of at least 30 days will be provided for public comment. Comments should be postmarked no later than June 24.Notice of Availability: Kwajalein Missile Impact Scoring System Refurbishment From Mary Long From Mary Long From Sheila Gideon From Jerry Brumm


10The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 21 Saturday, May 24, 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 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, on the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Of ce and on the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Of ce bulletin board. Full job descriptions and requirements for contract openings are located online at www.krsjv. com. LOSTWALLET, black leather, Harley Davidson, near tennis courts Monday. Call Russell at 57053. RAY BAN prescription sunglasses in blue case, at Emon Beach. Contact Kyle Miller at 51167 or 52011. FOUNDFLYING FISHERMAN sunglasses, brown, around bike loop during Rusty Family Triathlon. Call 55176. DID YOU FORGET something after the Rusty Family Triathlon? We have: bike helmet, water bottle, hat, sunglasses, clothing, towels, child’s purple sandals and more sandals. Unclaimed items will be donated to Bargain Bazaar. Call Jane or Bob Sholar at 51815. CHILDREN’S AQUA Sphere goggles at Emon Beach. Call 51236 to claim. GIVEAWAYPIANO BOOKS, beginner to advanced level, gently used. Call 50165 or 58855. IT’S SPRING CLEANING time at the church. Stop by the church of ce to peruse the large selection of books, or the REB (downstairs behind the blue curtains) for VHS tapes and CDs. All must go and all are free! Call 53505 for more information. PATIO SALETUESDAY, 9 a.m.-noon, quarters 467-A, front yard. FOR SALEQUEEN-SIZE BED, $150; entertainment center, $100; Total Gym, $100. Will take best offer on all items. Call Crystal or Mike at 51469. BLACK & DECKER Party Mate cordless blender, extra set of batteries, charger, $15; Media Center PC, record all your favorite TV shows over the air, Intel Core™2 Duo Processor E8400 3.0 GHz, 4 GB of DDR2 RAM, ASUS NVIDIA GeForce 210 1GB Silent video card, 250 GB Seagate hard drive, room for ve more hard drives, ANTEC True Power 550 Watt power supply, Duel 1 Gigabit Ethernet, Blu-Ray/DVD-RW drive, WinTV-HVR-1950 ATSC Digital HDTV with remote, Windows 7 Home Premium, My Movies for Windows Media Center, AVG Antivirus, $300. Call Bob at 50165 or 50937. BIKE PARTS: 26-inch new front wheel, $10; two new 26-inch tires, $20 each; two new 26-inch tubes, $2 each; two new 26-inch fenders, $5; two new rear racks, $20 each; new threadless forks for 26-inch Sun bike, $15; new 20-inch front mag rim with tube, $40; adult and child used bike helmets, elbow pads, free; RC car, helicopter, and high-speed berglass boat, all work with a little time and attention, battery chargers included, $50 for all or make offer; new wine glasses, set of 8 indoor/outdoor, non-breakable, dishwasher-safe, $40 or best offer. Call Janis or Charlie at 52319. PCS SALE: Wurlitzer piano, very good condition, $350; Fuji Roubaix RustMan bicycle with aerobars, $350; deck, $50; Body Glove boogie boards, seldom used, $30 each. Call 51169. TWO SUN BIKES, $175 each; bucket trailer, $75; green lawn chair with attached sun shade, $10; Oster food steamer, $10. Call 53008. PCS SALE: solid wood desk, $75; rattan bedside tables, $25 pair; two drawer wooden ling cabinet, $25; lamps, $10 each; bookcase, $10; outdoor storage chest, $10; glass patio table, $15; surfboard, $100; RustMan bike, $300. Can be seen at quarters 441-B or call 54309. COMMUNITY NOTICESSMALL BOAT MARINA Memorial Day weekend hours: 1-6:30 p.m., today; 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sunday through Tuesday. A POT LUCK LUNCHEON will be held Monday at the Vet’s Hall following the agpole ceremony. Veterans, Active Duty Military, DoD Civilians and families are cordially invited. Questions? Contact Mike Woundy. MEMORIAL DAY BEACH PARTY is Tuesday. Join us for a fun lled day at Emon Beach: volleyball tournament, Swap Meet, free kayak rides, 10th grade Tie-dye Fundraiser and food sales! Questions? Call Community Activities at 53331. GREAT KWAJ SWAP MEET will be from 9-11 a.m., Tuesday, at Emon Beach. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure—come shop with us! 3-ON-3 VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT will be at 9 a.m., Tuesday, at Emon Beach. Register at 8 a.m. Entry fee for KSA members is $5/person, nonmembers $7/person. Questions? Call 52741. COME SUPPORT THE 10th grade class at their tiedye fundraiser, 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, at Emon Beach. Bring your own 100% cotton shirt ($3 per piece) or buy one at the event ($5 per piece). Sizes are limited. “NY COMEDY TOUR” will perform at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the Vet’s Hall. Take a mid-week break and enjoy this live comedy show courtesy of Armed Forces Entertainment. Questions? Call 53331.BINGO IS THURSDAY at the Vet’s Hall. New games! New payouts! Packet price is $20. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m.; Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Blackout completion at 54 numbers, $1,400 payout; Windfall completion at 23 numbers, $1,300 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. KWAJALEIN ATOLL International Sport shing Club meeting will be held Thursday 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. OPEN RECREATION EVENT: Come play games with your friends, 6-7:30 p.m., Friday, in the CRC. Register through Thursday at the CYSS Central Registration Of ce by calling 52158. Questions, contact Katrina Ellison at Katrina.m.ellison.ctr.@ A NEW CATEGORY OF exercises for all tness levels that leverages one’s own body weight and gravity using the TRX to develop strength, balance, exibility and core stability simultaneously. Free demo will be from 5:30-6:15 p.m., Friday, in CAC Room 7. Questions, call Kaylee at 51275. KWAJALEIN YACHT CLUB will hold a monthly meeting May 31 at the Yacht Club. Happy Hour is at 5:30 p.m., meeting is at 6:30 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m. Entree will be provided, bring a side dish to share. Questions? Contact Tim Cullen at yeoman@ OCEAN VIEW CLUB Birthday Bash will be at 8 p.m., May 31. Bring your K-Badge and present it to the bartender. Must be 21 years old. Complimentary drinks and cake for May birthdays. Contact Barbara Hutchins at 58228 with questions. THE ARC WILL BE CLOSED for air conditioning repair May 31-June 2. It will re-open at 8 a.m., June 3. Questions, call 51275. VETERINARY SERVICES will be closed through Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining FacilityLunch DinnerSunday Baked Ham Swedish Meatballs Eggs Benedict Thursday Baked Meatloaf Pepperoni Pizza Cheese Pizza May 31 Pot Roast Chicken Chopsuey Mashed Potatoes Thursday Grilled Ham Steaks Wing Dings Vegetarian Stir-fry Friday Coconut Chicken Fish Du Jour Rice Pilaf Friday Pancake Supper Sweet/Sour Pork Herb Roast Chicken Monday Basil/Lime Chicken Bacon/Mush. Quiche Beef Pot Pie Wednesday Teriyaki Short Ribs Hoisin Chicken Oriental Fried Rice Sunday Maple Pork Loin Szechuan Chicken Rice Pilaf Monday Oven Fried Chicken Beef Stir-fry Macaroni and Cheese Tuesday Minute Steak Thai Chicken/Veg Stir-fry Garlic Mashed Potatoes Wednesday London Broil Pasta Alfredo Herb Roast Chicken Tuesday BBQ Pork Chops Chicken Stew Vegetarian Beans May 31 Chicken Fajita Wraps Beef Stew Refried Beans


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 21 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, May 24, 2014 Caf RoiFridayPoisson Provencal Boeuf Bourguignon Pommes DuchesseSunday Baked Chicken Egg Florentine Bratwurst ThursdayBLT Sandwiches London Broil Macaroni and Cheese May 31 Chicken Fajita Sand. Stuffed Peppers Cous CousThursday Fried Chicken Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes Friday Fried Fish Grilled Chicken Thighs Corn Bread MondayGarlic Roast Beef Chicken/Bacon/Mush. Egg MuffinsWednesdayGrilled Cheese Sand. Cajun Roast Beef Egg Foo YungSunday Chicken Schnitzel Beef Stew Noodle Romanoff Monday Sweet/Sour Chicken Hoisin Short Ribs Fried Rice Tuesday Salisbury Steak Roast Cornish Hen Mashed Potatoes Wednesday Grilled Steaks Fried Fish Baked Potatoes Tuesday Spaghetti Meat/Marina Sauce Garlic BreadMay 31 Southwestern Chicken Beef Tacos Fiesta RiceLunch Dinner Memorial Day Hours of OperationTuesday, May 27Emon Beach11 a.m.-6 p.m. CRCClosed ARCOpen 24 hours Bowling CenterClosed Golf CourseSunrise to sunset Country ClubClosed Hobby Shop KwajNoon-5:30 p.m. Grace Sherwood LibraryClosed Adult poolClosed Family pool11 a.m.-6 p.m. Roi Marina 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Closed Wedur Kwaj Small Boat Marina8 a.m. 6:30 p.m. Surfway Closed Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. LaundryClosed Beauty/BarberClosed Sunrise BakeryClosed Ocean View Club4:30-11 p.m. Post O ce KwajaleinClosed Shoppette RoiClosed Shoppette Kwajalein10 a.m.-4 p.m. PxtraClosed Burger King10 a.m.-4 p.m. Subway10 a.m.-4 p.m. Anthonys Pizza10 a.m.-4 p.m. American EateryClosed Community BankClosed ird Island StoreClosed Outrigger Snack Bar Noon-2 p.m. and 5:30-9 p.m. Outrigger Bar5:30 9 p.m. ... to the Winkler family for hosting the rst Scratch Day Kwajalein event. It was a fun opportunity to introduce programming language to our kids! ... to everyone who supported the Kwajalein Community Theatre fundraiser. We are working to get costumes and props for the two productions that will be performed this year! We appreciate all of you! You are making it possible for our dreams to come true.... to Russell Beniamina, Vernon Adcock, Patrick Ward, and the Buildings and Grounds crew for all their hard work in getting the golf course ready for the Coral Open Tournament. The course looks great and the community is extremely appreciative of their efforts!... to everyone associated with this past weekend’s Mongolian Barbecue, silent auction, raf e, music event at the Vets’ Hall. It was an absolutely amazing evening lled with generosity, heart-felt support and fun. Special thanks to Amy Spock, Mike Woundy and the Vets’ Hall staff, the high school students, “Radar Love” and Melody Cherry, the Marshallese palm frond weavers, all the auction item donors and winners, the dessert makers, and everyone else who helped to make this event such a success. Also, special thanks to the Ri’katak students for their efforts in raising funds via two movie nights on Ebeye. The true meaning of the word “community” was on full display through all of these efforts. There are not enough ways to say thank you for your caring and generous support. — Angela Mitchell & Ric Fullerton Thumbs up! June 4. Contact the hospital for animal related emergencies. SCHOOL’S OUT, POOL’S IN Party will be from 3:305:30 p.m., June 4, at the Family Pool for grades K-6. Enjoy games, prizes, water dancing and Swim Team sno-cones. Questions? Call Kaylee at 51275. REGISTER FOR THE JUNE Learn-to-Swim session through June 7. Session dates are June 11-July 8 at the Family Pool. Classes will be Wednesdays and Fridays. Levels 3-5 are from 3:45-4:15 p.m., and Levels 1-2 are from 4:30-5 p.m. Cost is $50. Participants must be at least 4 years old. For registration and questions, call Kaylee at 51275. 2014 SUMMER-FUN Inner-Tube Water Polo registration is open Wednesday through June 7. Season play is June 18-July 16. Cost is $50 and each team is required to provide an of cial for season play. To register, call Kaylee at 51275. THE JUNE HALF-MARATHON is around the corner! Race begins at 6 a.m., June 8, in front of the Namo Weto Youth Center. Questions? Contact Lynn Leines at 52545. THE OPTOMETRIST, Dr. Chris Yamamoto, will be on Kwajalein and will see patients June 13-24. Call the Hospital for an appointment at 52223/52224 for eye exams or ES&H at 58855 for prescription safety glasses. GEORGE SEITZ ELEMENTARY School kindergarten registration for the 2014-2015 school year is open through Aug. 9 at the elementary school of ce. Children who turn 5 by Sept. 1 are eligible for kindergarten. Call 53601 with questions. 2014 YEARBOOKS may be purchased at the high school of ce during normal business hours. The price is $50 and cash and checks accepted. Questions? Call 52011. SIGN UP FOR YOUR 6-month membership at the Hobby Shop! UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND University College of ce is now open! Check us out at https://www. Email or for more information. Also visit our new Facebook page, UMUC Kwajalein, where events will be posted. SUMMER SAFETY: Memorial Day weekend is almost here, school is getting out and many people will be taking their annual leave. Summer is here! Summer is a time for travel, kids with extra play time, cookouts, and days at the beach and pool. Keeping safety in mind will increase the chance you’ll have an accident free summer! E-TALK: Chlorine is a respiratory irritant and can have harmful effect on marine life. Always be careful when using chlorine bleach. SAFELY SPEAKING: Do not enter any con ned space if you are not trained. If your job requires you to enter a con ned space, contact ES&H.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 21 Saturday, May 24, 2014 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 50.50 inches Yearly deviation: +28.94 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny 20% NE-ENE at 11-15 knots Monday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE at 11-15 knots Tuesday Mostly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 10-14 knots Wednesday Mostly Sunny <10% ENE at 9-13 knots Thursday Mostly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 11-15 knots Friday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE at 12-16 knots Sunrise Moonrise Low Tide High Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:29 a.m. 4:11 a.m. 9:05 a.m. 0.4Â’ 2:50 a.m. 3.7Â’ 7:03 p.m. 4:50 p.m. 9:12 p.m. 0.0Â’ 3:05 p.m. 3.4Â’ Monday 6:29 a.m. 4:59 a.m. 9:53 a.m. 0.0Â’ 3:34 a.m. 4.0Â’ 7:04 p.m. 5:42 p.m. 9:52 p.m. 0.1Â’ 3:51 p.m. 3.5Â’ Tuesday 6:29 a.m. 5:48 a.m. 10:34 a.m. 0.2Â’ 4:13 a.m. 4.3Â’ 7:04 p.m. 6:35 p.m. 10:28 p.m. 0.3Â’ 4:31 p.m. 3.6Â’ Wednesday 6:29 a.m. 6:37 a.m. 11:10 a.m. 0.4Â’ 4:48 a.m. 4.5Â’ 7:04 p.m. 7:26 p.m. 11:02 p.m. 0.3Â’ 5:07 p.m. 3.6Â’ Thursday 6:29 a.m. 7:28 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 0.5Â’ 5:22 a.m. 4.6Â’ 7:04 p.m. 8:17 p.m. 11:34 p.m. 0.3Â’ 5:42 p.m., 3.6Â’ Friday 6:29 a.m. 8:18 a.m. -------------------5:54 a.m. 4.6Â’ 7:04 p.m. 9:05 p.m. 12:18 p.m. 0.5Â’ 6:14 p.m. 3.5Â’ May 31 6:29 a.m. 9:07 a.m. 12:06 a.m. 0.3Â’ 6:26 a.m. 4.5Â’ 7:05 p.m. 9:52 p.m. 12:50 p.m. 0.4Â’ 6:47 p.m. 3.4Â’ May 13 Kwaj Mixer def. Spartans II W 10-9 Trouble Makers def. Yo-Wong 20-12 Jikalum def. HMMWV 15-4 Air KWA def. USAG-KA Co-ed 21-7 May 14 Spartans I Women def. Scrubs 28-8 Kwajalein def. Regulators 13-5 Mud Ducks def. USAG-KA 12-1 A League Old, Fat and Lazy 9-2 Criminals 9-2 Mud Ducks 8-4 Kwajalein 5-7 Regulators 2-9 USAG-KA 1-10 May 15 Yo-Wong def. Trouble Makers 12-4 USAG-KA Co-ed def. IÂ’d Hit at 15-9 Air KWA def. RF Hazards 28-18 May 16 Spartans I Women def. Kwaj Mixer 18-1 BakaiÂ’ Arma def. HMMWV 26-22 OFL def. Kwajalein 10-9 Criminals def. Mud Ducks 15-12SOFTBALL 2014: WEEK 9 RESULTS B League Jikalum 10-1 Yo-Wong 8-4 Spartans 1 Men 6-5 HMMWV 5-6 BakaiÂ’ Arma 3-9 Trouble Makers 2-9 Co-ed Lollygaggers 9-0 RF Hazards 5-4 Air KWA 5-4 USAG-KA 4-6 IÂ’d Hit at 0-9 WomenÂ’s Final Spartans 1 Women 9-1 Kwaj Mixer 5-5 Spartans Co-ed II W 3-5-1 Spartans Co-ed II B 3-6 Scrubs 3-6-1 LEAGUE STANDINGS Ready and Resilient Wellness CalendarEvents are sponsored by the Community Health Promotional Council and are free of charge to the community.