The Kwajalein hourglass

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R e p u b l i c o f t h e M a r s h a l l I s l a n d s P r e s i d e n t C h r i s t o p h e r L o e a k a n d Republic of the Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak and P r o t o c o l O f f i c e r N e i j o n E d w a r d s a r e g r e e t e d b y E n n i b u r r r e s i d e n t s Protocol Officer Neijon Edwards are greeted by Enniburr residents d u r i n g a v i s i t S u n d a y F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 4 during a visit Sunday. For more, see page 4. P h o t o b y M i c h a e l S a k a i o Photo by Michael Sakaio


2The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 26 Saturday, June 28, 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 4th of July Holiday Hours of Operation Kwajalein Emon Beach11 a.m.-6 p.m. All other beachesBuddy system CRCClosed ARCOpen 24 hours Bowling CenterClosed Golf CourseSunrise-sunset Country Club4:30-8 p.m. Hobby ShopClosed Grace Sherwood LibraryClosed Adult PoolClosed Family PoolClosed Small Boat Marina 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. SurfwayClosed (Open from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Thursday) LaundryClosed Beauty/BarberClosed Sunrise BakeryClosed Ocean View Club4:30-11 p.m. Post O ce Closed Zamperini Dining Facility7-10 a.m. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 4:30-7 p.m. AAFES Express10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. AAFES PxtraClosed Burger King10 a.m.-4 p.m. Subway10 a.m.-4 p.m. AnthonyÂ’s Pizza10 a.m.-4 p.m. American EateryClosed Community BankClosed Roi-Namur AAFES Express11 a.m.-3 p.m. Small Boat Marina8 a.m.-6 p.m. Third Island StoreClosed Outrigger Snack Bar11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 5:30-9 p.m. Outrigger Bar5:30-11 p.m. ... to Melody Corder and Anela Hernandez for going above and beyond to get the Paci c Teen Panel members to the Youth Leadership Forum in Japan. We wouldnÂ’t have made it without you!Thumbs up! schedule of events 9 a.m. king of the court 3-on-3 volley ball tournament (registration at 8 a.m.) 3:30 p.m. bike decoration at crc 3:45 p.m. bike parade to emon beach 4 p.m. opening ceremony 4:05 p.m. baggo tournament 4:05 p.m. inflatables, crafts, vendor sales, food sales 4:05-5 p.m. banana boat rides 5 p.m. family bingo 6:30 p.m. drum down the sun 6:45-8:30 p.m. karaoke


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 26 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 28, 2014 Photo by Jordan VinsonUSAG-KA Commander Col. Nestor Sadler holds a town hall meeting with Roi residents and work force April 23. Below are answers to some questions raised during that town hall.See TOWN HALL Q&A, page 11USAG-KA Commander answers questions from recent town hallsUSAG-KA ReportsU.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Nestor Sadler held town hall meetings for Kwajalein and Roi-Namur residents and work force April 23-24. Questions raised at the town hall meetings were looked into, and answers to some are provided below. Additional questions and answers will be printed in the July 5 issue of the Hourglass Question: Why is there a difference in postage prices from the online quote at and what is charged at the Post Of ce? Answer: The difference in price between whatÂ’s quoted online and what is due at the Post Of ce may be caused by a number of factors. Using the Internet quali es the sender for an online discount. Another possible reason may be that incorrect estimates were used to reference the packagesÂ’ weights or dimensions. Be mindful that there are multiple ways (media mail, standard, priority, insured, etc.) to send packages. The Post Of ce clerks do not have the ability to adjust the cost of postage. Question: Dining facility take out trays made from Styrofoam are not biodegradable and wasteful. Could the dining facility switch to a more environmentally friendly material? Answer: The primary consideration is that all solid waste on USAG-KA is incinerated, and there is currently no composting program in place for solid waste. Whether the take-out boxes are made from Styrofoam or a biodegradable material, they are reduced to ash in the incinerator. The command will continue to explore cost effective environmentally friendly options. Question: Can permanent positions for Human Resources and Finance representatives be provided at Roi-Namur? Answer: Currently, a nance clerk travels to RoiNamur each Friday to conduct human resources and nance transactions. Kwajalein Range Services HR employees will continue to be based on Kwajalein and can travel to Roi-Namur when necessary. Question: Can an additional ATM be provided by the Community Bank on Roi-Namur, perhaps closer to the residential areas? Answer: The one existing ATM has very low traf c, and the Community Bank cannot justify placing a second ATM on Roi-Namur. The bank is looking into moving the location of the ATM from the terminal to the residential area in a location that is accessible 24 hours a day and has all available supporting infrastructure. The bank replaced the ATM with a new model on June 18. Question: Can Roi-Namur residents be allowed to have pet dogs? Answer: Current USAG-KA Animal Control Regulation 210-8 will remain in effect. Question: Can we request representatives from the RMI police to visit Roi-Namur and issue RMI driverÂ’s licenses? Answer: Yes, the command will coordinate this based on the number of residents requesting RMI driverÂ’s licenses. Question: Can Marshallese employees residing on Roi-Namur receive shopping privileges to Surfway on Kwajalein? Answer: Adequate shopping options are available on Roi-Namur. Mindful of the logistic constraints and limitations, resident Roi-Namur employees may have access to Surfway when conducting of cial business on Kwajalein, but cannot transport any goods on the Metro back to Roi-Namur. All RoiNamur employees have meal cards and access to purchase food at the Roi-Namur AAFES Express and Third Island Store.


4The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 26 Saturday, June 28, 2014 RMI president visits USAG-KAArticle and photos by Michael Sakaio USAG-KA Public Affairs OfficerU.S. Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll Command was honored and fortunate to host Republic of the Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak and his delegation on an of cial visit June 21 through Monday. Accompanying the president were the First Lady of the RMI Lieom Loeak, Chief of Staff Christopher deBrum, Protocol Of cer Neijon Edwards and the RMI Liaison to USAG-KA Lanny Kabua. Also attending from Majuro were U.S. Ambassador to the RMI Thomas Armbruster, his wife Kathy and Embassy Military Liaison Fred Nysta. Loeak received a brie ng from USAG-KA Commander Col. Nestor Sadler on the current state of affairs on the installation. He highlighted the strong partnership between the government of the RMI and the U.S. Government. He also discussed the importance of the RMI work force in support of USAG-KAÂ’s mission that contributes to national defense, regional stability and global security. Ranny Ranis, a Marshallese Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Lincoln Lab employee, provided an update on the summer fellowship program where Marshallese college students learn computer and network skills. Loeak was also able to visit with many Marshallese employees and host a town hall meeting June 21 where he spoke to over 300 Marshallese work force employees. On Sunday, Loeak and his delegation visited Roi-Namur and toured the installation. The tour included a stop at the memorial recently dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Operation Flintlock. The group also visited Enniburr (Third Island) on Sunday. The president was greeted by the entire community, with the receiving line stretching down the entire length of the pier. They toured the island, viewing the existing and planned humanitarian assistance projects funded by Paci c Command. A lunch reception was hosted by the local Enniburr leadership that included music and dance performances. Loeak addressed the community and thanked them for the warm reception. He spoke of the special relationship between the U.S. and the RMI and thanked Armbruster and Sadler for their special role. In his remarks, he shared how grateful he was for the many outreach efforts carried out by USAG-KA that directly bene t the Kwajalein Atoll communities. RMI President Christopher Loeak shakes hands with Mary Milne, who asked the first question at the RMI work force town hall June 21. Republic of the Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak and his delegation tour Carlos Island Monday, along with USAG-KA Commander Col. Nestor Sadler and USAG-KA Host Nation representatives.


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 26 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 28, 2014 USAG-KA Commander Col. Nestor Sadler and USAG-KA Director of Host Nation Activities Maj. Matt Sova, left, shake hands with Enniburr residents during a visit Sunday.Armbruster also offered remarks and thanked the community for the warm welcome, one that he thought was the best he has ever had in the RMI. He also spoke of the strong partnership between the U.S. and the RMI. Sadler followed, greeting the community in Marshallese and thanking them for the very special welcome. He extended gratitude to the many Marshallese employees who live on Enniburr for their continued work in support of USAG-KAÂ’s mission. On Monday, Loeak and his delegation visited Ennylabegan Island (Carlos) where the president was able to observe the numerous outreach efforts and recent projects on the island, such as the removal of the ve telemetry towers. Recently donated items included school desks, chairs, shelves and books being used at the elementary school, which was built by the Army Corps of Engineers. The president addressed the Carlos community and thanked them for welcoming him, his delegation, Armbruster and Sadler. He shared with them that while his work and schedule was busy, he was thankful for the opportunity to visit with them and visit Kwajalein. Before departing USAG-KA and returning to Majuro, Loeak visited the Marshallese Cultural Center. The president and his party enjoyed the centerÂ’s beautiful displays of both Marshallese and Micronesian artifacts, Marshallese family history, natural history and the displays of the United States and Marshallese shared history and their continued partnership. A crowd of over 300 Marshallese employees congregate at Island Memorial Chapel June 21 for a town hall meeting with RMI Preside nt Christopher Loeak. U.S. Ambassador to the RMI Thomas Armbruster shakes hands and meets with residents on Carlos during a visit Monday.


6The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 26 Saturday, June 28, 2014 Dennie Mildfeldt loads a fresh magazine into his Beretta 92 semiautomatic pistol during weapons qualification training at the Small Arms Range June 21. Muse, right, follows Mildfeldt closely while the new hire unloads the magazine of his Beretta 92 into a an up-close target. It was one of the final firing rounds of Mildfeldt’s qualification June 21. Mildfeldt, left, and Muse prepare a mix of weapons for training. They ranged from pistols to shotguns to an M16. Weapons training at the Small Arms Range Article and photos by Jordan Vinson Associate EditorClutching the grip of his Beretta 92, Dennie Mildfeldt eyes his target downrange at the Small Arms Range. Bathed in morning sunlight, it’s the silhouette of a man printed onto a large slice of thin, white paper stuck to an upright board 25 yards away. The new Security and Access Control of cer listens to instructions from the SAC trainer, Dock Security Checkpoint Supervisor Lt. Don Muse, and readies himself for another round of target practice—this time using a large wooden barrier for simulated cover. “You’re going to re ve rounds from the left side of the barricade with support, reload and re ve from the right with support,” Muse tells Mildfeldt. “Any questions?” “No questions,” the new of cer con rms, raising his weapon. “Alright. Eyes and ears,” Muse says, making sure everyone is protected. “Shooter in line ready?” “Ready,” Mildfeldt answers. “Fire!” yells Muse. Mildfeldt pulls the trigger of the Beretta 92, sending a round hurtling downrange 1,200 feet per second. After punching through the paper silhouette, the hunk of metal thuds into the range’s earthen backstop and is followed by four more rounds. Letting the now-empty magazine fall from the gun onto the ground, Mildfeldt reaches behind him for a second magazine and slides it into the butt of the pistol with a click. He shifts to the right of the wooden barricade, draws a bead on the target and begins shooting again. When it was all said and done, Mildfeldt red 50 rounds at the target and had kept enough bullets on the targeted silhouette to give him a passing grade. The June 21 practice session with the handgun was part of the weapons training that Mildfeldt, having arrived on Kwajalein only days prior, had to pass in order to do security work on U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. Consisting primarily of work with the pistol, the session required Mildfeldt to also demonstrate comfort in ring a Benelli M1 semi-automatic shotgun; a Remington 870 pump-action, 12-gauge shotgun; and an M16 assault ri e. Having served 20 years in the Army as a military police of cer and another 20 years in civilian law enforcement, the test was another day in the life for Mildfeldt, who has experience with many types of rearms. “I love shotguns. They have a devastating effect and a psychological effect,” he said. “But I’ve red everything from a Glock to a Browning to a Beretta.” Host to all this repower was the installation’s Small Arms Range at the southwest fringe of Kwajalein. “The course that we’re shooting today is a standard quali cation course,” Muse said. “So, it’s the same thing


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 26 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 28, 2014 LEFT: Access Control Officer Junnson Makto keeps an eye out for any unexpected approaches by boats and aircraft toward the southwest end of the island. RIGHT: The results of Mildfeldt’s shooting. Mildfeldt pulls the trigger of a Remington 870 pump-action shotgun, spraying a steel target downrange with shot and ejecting a used cartridge before firing again. Mildfeldt draws a bead on a steel target 30 yards away, popping off three-shot bursts of ammunition with an M16 during his new-hire qualification training. that the Army uses for the [military police].” Firing from four separate distances, the farthest of which is 35 yards from the target, of cers that are new to USAG-KA use the course to prove that they are comfortable handling their weapons and can be trusted to hit their targets if and when the need arises. Muse is the rst to admit that the last time anyone in the area had to draw his weapon to shoot someone, the atoll was in the throes of battle during an American incursion against the Japanese 70 years ago. But it’s important to keep of cers on USAG-KA familiarized with their weapons, he reminded. After all, an of cer’s next job after a tour on the installation may land him in a place where the greatest threat to one’s safety isn’t a coconut falling from the heights of a palm tree, but something far more dangerous. “This is a perishable skill,” he said. “We have a joint responsibility with the [provost marshal] and the Department of the Army Civilian Police for protection and security of the installation. With that, no matter where you are, rearms come into play. It’s just the nature of the business.” The weapons session was part of a wider, 40-hour training program that Mildfeldt, like all new of cers, had to pass prior to beginning work on USAG-KA. From rst aid training to legal education and cultural diversity coaching, the orientation program gets new of cers up to speed on everything they need to know in order to meet the needs that are speci c to this particular installation. “There’s a very diverse background in training among the of cers here,” Muse explained. “So … all the of cers that come in will do 40 hours of instruction that covers everything from use of force, to defensive tactics, to rearms so that we have a standardized training.” The training, in other words, is a means to make sure that all new hires, whether they worked previously as patrol of cers in Milwaukee or security of cers in Afghanistan, are on the same page when it comes to enforcing USAG-KA regulations and protecting installation residents and assets. “Someone working ... in Washington, D.C. or Chicago would obviously encounter different things than we encounter out here,” Muse said. “We provide the skills and orientation that are speci c to Kwajalein to meet the needs of what we can encounter.” Mildfeldt’s last job is a good example. A contract security assignment in Iraq, the job was in a completely different environment, and it hosted a range of different possible threats, all of which required different ways to deal with them. The way he goes about his job on USAGKA, in turn, will be different than it was in Iraq. “The whole mentality there—where someone’s trying to kill you every day—compared to here is totally different,” he said. Reformatting his use-of-force protocol has actually been one of the most important transitions Mildfeldt has had to make since coming to Kwajalein. “Your levels of force—verbal persuasion, use of [pepper spray], use of baton, use of lethal force—… [outline] what we’re allowed to do and what we’re not allowed to do,” in a given situation. Fortunately for USAG-KA residents, verbal persuasion is usually the only weapon the authorities need to resolve the rare confrontation that might arise on the installation. And that’s a change that Mildfeldt welcomes hardily. “I’m enjoying the difference,” he said, smiling. Having completed his weapons quali cation component, along with other required training sessions, Mildfeldt began his rst day on the job at the DSC Sunday. Other Security and Access Control of cers will arrive at USAG-KA later this summer, Muse said. So, expect the Small Arms Range to be busy from time to time during the summer months.


8The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 26 Saturday, June 28, 2014 Target missile intercepted over Pacific Ocean during missile defense exerciseMissile Defense Agency ReportsThe Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Air Force 30th Space Wing, the Joint Functional Component Command, Integrated Missile Defense, U.S. Northern Command and the U.S. Navy completed an integrated exercise of the Groundbased Midcourse Defense element of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System. During the test Monday, a long-range ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., intercepted an intermediate-range ballistic missile target launched from the U.S. Army’s Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The test, designated Flight Test Ground-Based Interceptor-06b, will provide the data necessary to assess the performance of numerous BMDS elements for homeland defense.Navy Vice Adm. James D. Syring, MDA director, said, “I am very proud of the government and industry team conducting the test today. Their professionalism and dedication made this test a success.”He added, “This is a very important step in our continuing efforts to improve and increase the reliability of our homeland ballistic missile defense system. We’ll continue efforts to ensure our deployed groundbased Interceptors and our overall homeland defensive architecture continue to provide the war ghter an effective and dependable system to defend the country.” For this exercise, a threat-representative, intermediate-range ballistic missile target was launched from the Reagan Test Site. The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70), with its Aegis Weapon System, detected and tracked the target using its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar, which provided data to the GMD re control system via the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communication (C2BMC) system. The SeaBased X-Band radar also tracked the target and relayed information to the GMD re control system to assist in the target engagement and collect test data. About six minutes after target launch, the Ground-Based Interceptor was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base. A three-stage booster rocket system propelled the interceptor’s Capability Enhancement II ExoAtmospheric Kill Vehicle into the target missile’s projected trajectory in space. The kill vehicle maneuvered to the target, performed discrimination and intercepted the threat warhead with “hit to kill” technology, using only the force of the direct collision between the interceptor and the target to destroy the target warhead. This was the rst intercept using the second-generation EKV. An operational crew of U.S. Army soldiers from the 100th Missile Defense Brigade, located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., remotely launched the interceptor. Initial indications are that all components performed as designed. Program of cials will spend the next several months conducting an extensive assessment of system performance based upon telemetry and other data obtained during the test.The test was the 65th successful hit-to-kill intercept of 81 attempts since 2001 for the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The GMD element of the system has completed four intercepts using the operationally con gured interceptor since 2006. Operational Ground-Based Interceptors are currently deployed at Fort Greely, Alaska, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., protecting the nation, our friends and allies against a limited long-range ballistic missile attack.Article reprinted from http://www. intermediate-range ballistic missile target is launched from Kwajalein Atoll during a Ballistic Missile Defense System flight test Monday.Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy, Majuro


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 26 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 28, 2014 Patrons of the Zamperini Dining Facility can now find more consistency and variety at the salad bar after recent improvements made due to feedback from monthly Dining Committee meetings.New salad bar aims to offer consistency, varietyHelp prevent the spread of cold, u and other viruses by using the available hand sanitizer before going through the line at the dining facilities and at the food court. Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of microbes on them in most situations. If soap and water are not available, use an alcoholbased hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Alcoholbased hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of microbes on hands in some situations; however, sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs. Hand sanitizers are not as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy. How do you use hand sanitizers? • Apply the product to the palm of one hand. • Rub your hands together. • Rub the product over all surfaces of your hands and ngers until your hands are dry. Correct handwashing technique more important than you thinkArticle and photo by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorYou asked. They answered. The staff at the Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility on Kwajalein is striving to boost customer satisfaction after receiving feedback via the monthly Dining Committee meetings. The mission of the Dining Committee is to provide an open forum for communication between the dining facility customers, dining facility managers and Kwajalein Range Services management. Customers’ feedback varies from positively recognizing recent changes to making suggestions for future improvements. One recent request was in regard to the salad bar. Customers were looking for more—more consistency, more variety and more protein. Over the last few weeks, Zamperini Dining Facility staff has been working to satisfy these customer requests. The salad bar spread is the rst menu item you come across when you enter the Zamperini Dining Facility, so presentation is key. When the long line of hungry patrons bustle through the doors at 11 a.m., the salad bar is often the rst stop. Plates of different sizes are available, offering you the choice of salad as your main entre or fruits and veggies as sides to a hot meal. The complaint many customers had was inconsistency on what would be available depending on the day of the week. That is no longer the case. Now, when you walk through the salad bar, you will notice a completely new layout which allows for increased space for a variety of vegetables and proteins, and most importantly, you will see the same choices each day. The salad bar will strive to offer three choices of lettuce: romaine, iceberg and spinach. This is followed by a colorful choice of veggies including peppers, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli and more. Next the bar offers a variety of protein; you can top your salad with kidney beans, diced eggs or tofu. Either ham, turkey or chicken will be available each day. At the end of the bar, various pasta and potato salads await, alongside canned and fresh fruit, pudding and Jell-O for dessert. The other complaint addressed was the availability of produce every day—even the day before fresh fruits and veggies are own in. The produce order for the dining hall has been altered and they hope to be able to offer consistent choices throughout the entire week. While improvements can already be seen, it is a work in progress and the staff is still working out the kinks. Some patrons have not noticed any changes yet, or are only seeing small adjustments like the addition of ingredients to make a chef salad. Others, though, seem happy with the noticeable changes. Jon Renegar said he eats salad at lunch and dinner every day and has noticed a dramatic difference. Most notably, he said he observed more variety and consistency, and that the availability of produce on the weekends has also improved. The Dining Committee meets on the rst Friday of each month at the Adult Recreation Center. The meetings are open to the public. Customers may provide feedback by contacting a committee member or attending the meeting personally. Committee members, meeting minutes, and a list of actions that the group has decided to pursue are available on the Dining Committee Sharepoint site, which can be found under Community>Food Services>Dining Committee.


10The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 26 Saturday, June 28, 2014 In Memoriam: George David HelmFormer Kwajalein resident’s life celebratedHourglass ReportsGeorge David Helm was born Feb. 29, 1980. He lived a full life and fought a brave battle against melanoma cancer, which ultimately took his life on April 24, 2014. A Kwajalein resident from October 2008 until January 2013, Helm worked at Information Services as a network engineer. While on Kwaj, Helm loved being out on the water sailing. He visited Namu for the solar eclipse in 2009 and often sailed to Nell and other surrounding islands. Helm and his wife, Bridget, had an abundance of Kwaj friends and spent their free time at the boat shacks, the beach and the Yacht Club. They took advantage of living overseas and traveled to Thailand and Pohnpei while living in the Paci c. Helm was a Leap Year baby and for his “8th birthday” (since he only gets to celebrate his actual birthday every four years) he hosted the Kwaj Stock Music Fest with fellow leap year baby and Kwajalein resident Bill Williamson. Life is not measured in the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Helm had a life full of breath-takSailing was one of David Helm’s favorite hobbies while living on Kwajalein. A memorial sail to Nell Island occurred June 1-3 in honor of David. ing moments, love and adventure, though his sail through life was cut much too short. Helm made a point of enjoying every moment. When he realized his time was short, he focused on living every day to the fullest. He and Bridget went to Europe where they toured several countries and walked down Abbey Road, held a Kwaj reunion in Colorado to visit Casa Bonita, road tripped up the coast of California and attended a Las Vegas David Helm and his wife, Bridget, loved to be out on the water when they lived on Kwajalein. David passed away April 24,, just to name a few. Helm loved James Bond, “The Beatles,” cats, good food and “South Park.” Helm was a loving husband, a great friend, a brother and son. Services were held for Helm May 18 at the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Kentucky and June 12 at the Kwajalein Yacht Club. Four boats lled with 17 friends participated in a memorial sail with Bridget to Nell Island June 1-3; Nell was one of Helm’s favorite places on Earth. The Yacht Club is naming their Bahia Catamaran “David!!!” in his honor. David and Bridget Helm were active members of the Kwajalein Yacht Club and participated in the Swashbuckler’s Ball each year.Photos courtesy of Bridget Helm


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 26 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 28, 2014 KHS Honor Roll Recipients Fourth Quarter*= 4.0 GPAGRADE 12High Honor Roll (3.6667+) Maddy Greene, Jennifer Hibberts, John Sholar*, Shenandoah Wrobel Honor Roll (3.5–3.6) Ann-Marie Hepler, Eltina John Merit Roll (3.0–3.49) Leightyn Cossey, Elizabeth Elkin, Stephanie Hibberts, Yomoko Kemem, Daniel Murillo, Je erson WaseGRADE 11High Honor Roll Mereille Bishop Honor Roll Daisy Wiltrout Merit Roll Dori deBrum, Molly Premo, Trey Tomas, Roanna ZackhrasGRADE 10High Honor Roll Addison Cossey*, Elizabeth Doerries, Allison Hibberts, Samuel Jahnke, Wyatt Jones, Danielle Rivera*, David Sholar*, Michael Sykes* Merit Roll Ariana Alejandro, Wayland Sanborn, John Tippetts, Allison Tomas, Jared WaseGRADE 9High Honor Roll Christine Abragan, Chelsea Engelhard, DeVante Floor, omas Greene, Eric Murillo, Cli ord Richey, Caleigh Yurovchak Honor Roll Leah Lokeijak Merit Roll MaryRuth LongGRADE 8High Honor Roll Aidan Alejandro*, Elliott Baldy, Abigail Bishop*, Jensyn Cole, Ian Galbraith, Allison Homuth*, Benjamin Jahnke, Cameron Jones, Chad Sykes* Merit Roll Kaikane Busquets, Auguston Lelet, Michael Lundberg, Allyson Moore, Janalynn Reimers, Megan SokGRADE 7High Honor Roll Alisha Church, Graeson Cossey, Andrew Elkin, Christian Kirk Honor Roll Audrey Whatcott Merit Roll Pania Alfred, Elise Hebert, Angeline Kelley, Kaya Sylvester K L L A + TOWN HALL Q&A from page 3 Question: On Roi-Namur, laundry hours are enforced through the commute list, from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., seven days a week. Can the hours be changed back so that access to the Laundromat coincides with the rst boat until the last boat? Answer: As stated in the USAG-KA Regulation 190-10, paragraph 4.1.11, “Any individuals with unescorted access to the installation under any of the access programs may access the AAFES coinoperated laundry facility. Employees may access the laundry facility any day of the week but may only process through the Dock Security Checkpoint as permitted for their employment or pursuant to another access program. No bulk laundry (no more than one change of clothes) is authorized to be processed through the DSC.” Question: Why is it that a Marshallese worker on Roi has to change out his or her C-badge to an orange badge when ying on the metro? Answer: The pass is used to ensure the employee has a legitimate reason to access USAG-KA when ying to Kwajalein. Question: Can shower facilities be provided at work sites, like the land ll area on Roi-Namur, to allow workers to clean up after the work day? Answer: Command will look into this request. Question: With regard to exporting purchases from USAG-KA during Marshallese employees shopping days, can you de ne what “two like items” mean as referenced under the USAG-KA regulation 190-10? Answer: Any two of the same product. For example: two shing poles or two 12-packs of soda. Question: Who is eligible to use the AAFES-run coin laundry facility? Answer: All Ebeye residents on the proper access programs. Question: Can USAG-KA provide transportation to Ebeye for excess items purchased at the DCCB? Answer: The command reserves the right to consider this action on a case-by-case basis. Currently, there are no plans to provide transportation and all buyers are reminded that, in accordance with the signed unsolicited bid for any purchased items, the items must be removed within 30 days and that transportation is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Question: Can workers go through the side gate to access Bank of the Marshall Islands without having to scan out and scan in through the Dock Security Control Point? Answer: While inconvenient for some, the fence around the DSC to include the AAFES-run coin laundry, morgue, Bargain Bazaar and Bank of the Marshall Islands is required for security and allows unescorted access to all Ebeye residents. This issue has been discussed with Kwajalein senators who will consider expanding bank hours on Ebeye to accommodate workers on Kwajalein. Question: Can workers use the boxes inside the laundromat to leave their laundry while they are at work? Answer: Current policy allows workers to leave clothes in the laundry boxes at the Laundromat.


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14The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 26 Saturday, June 28, 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 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 FOUNDCOMMANDER’S COIN, padlock key and shing spear, found on North Point. Call 52401 to claim. WANTEDFLAT SCREEN TV, around $200-250. Contact Thompson at the Bowling Center. JEWELRY REPAIR: Someone who enjoys making or designing jewelry to do repair work on several pieces. Will pay your rate and maybe you will get some cool design ideas at the same time. Call Paulette at 53808 or 52223. PATIO SALEMONDAY, 7-10 a.m., quarters 416-B. Music CDs for $1 each and other miscellaneous items. No early birds. FOR SALEFRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATOR, 18.2 cu/ft, like new, $450; H/D shing trailer, aluminum, removable seat post hitch, $300; Waring Pro convection/rotisserie oven, 120v, 1.2 cu/ft, $400; Panasonic Blu-ray player, remote, $60. Call Rusty at 52533. TABLET, ASUS Transformer TF300T, 10.1 inch, 16 GB, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, blue ASUS Transformer pad mobile dock adds an additional ve hours of battery life, $250; cross stitching and embroidery supplies: various sized hoops, 50+ different colors DMC oss, books, $25; Media Center PC, record all your favorite TV shows over the air, ready to be hooked up to your HDTV or display, $300; two Nintendo DS’s with chargers, six games: Zelda, Brain Age 2, My Spanish Coach, Atari, Naruto, Kurupoto, $100. Call 50165. ROCK BOARD SCOOTER, new, $100; Rip Rider scooter, new. $50. Call 52597. MATCHING LA-Z-BOY LOVESEAT and recliner, tan with muted owers, $300 for both or $150 each; glass entertainment center, $75; Mares Plana Avanti HP full-foot ns, blue, size 6.5-7.5, new in package, $25. Call Jen or Jake at 51584. WEBER “PERFORMER” charcoal grill, very good condition, $100 or best offer; beautiful oak bed set, queen size, mattress only two years old, $500 or best offer. Call 51751. SIMPLE/GIANT 26-inch female bike, new forks, rear rim, front tire, rust-proof basket, stainless steel chain, gooseneck, handgrips, $250; bike trailer, new axle, $80; basketball backboard, rust-proof rim, basketball, $50; Sun female bike frames, $25-$75. Call 52642. ROI HAPPENINGS“SMELLS LIKE FISH” will be playing Sunday at the Vet’s Hall on Kwaj for the Steak Dinner. Contact American Legion Post #44 members for dinner tickets or just come and enjoy the show.ANNUAL COCONUT CUP Race will be July 13 at the Surf Shack. Paint up your coconuts and enter them in the race for a day of fun in the sun! For rules and regulations, contact Laura Pasquarella-Swain at 56580. COMMUNITY NOTICESAMERICAN LEGION POST #44 Steak Dinner will be from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sunday, at the Vet’s Hall. Tickets are $40 and available from the Vet’s Hall or Post #44 members. Dinner includes a generously sized ribeye steak, baked potato, vegetable, soda or water. Entertainment by “Smells Like Fish!” Questions? Contact Mike Woundy or Jan Abrams. GOLF GREENS AND LOCKER fees are due by Monday. New payment options! Payment can be made at the Community Activities Main Of ce at Building 805, located inside the library, or by mailing a check to: KRS, Community Activities, Attn: Golf Fees, APO, AP 96555 (make checks out to KRS). Questions? Contact Mandie at 51275. CHICAGO TRIO & FRIENDS live concert will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at CRC Room 6. Enjoy the live performance from this amazingly talented ensemble courtesy of Quality of Life. KWAJALEIN AMATEUR RADIO Club meeting will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Ham Shack, just south of the Adult Pool. This is a mandatory meeting for club members in good standing as we will be electing an interim vice president. We’ll be planning a ‘work day’ to install junction boxes and run cable. COMMUNITY CLASSES for July: Weight Management meets Thursday; Bariatric Support meets July 8; Attention De cit meets July 10; Smoking Cessation is ongoing. All classes are from 4:45-5:30 p.m., in the Hospital Conference Room. Call EAP at 55362 with questions. SMALL BOAT MARINA will be open 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday. Reservations highly recommended due to limited hours! KING OF THE COURT Volleyball Tournament will be Friday at Emon Beach. Registration at 8 a.m., tourney starts at 9 a.m. Questions? Call 52741. 4TH OF JULY BAGGO Tournament will be held Friday after the opening ceremony at 4 p.m. Register your two-person team by Wednesday. Space is limited, so register soon! Winners will claim the coveted Coconut Trophies and reign as King of the Beach! For questions and registration, call 51275 or email Mandie Morris. THE VET’S HALL WILL BE CLOSED on Friday to support the holiday celebration at Emon Beach. THERE WILL BE NO QUIZZO on Friday at the Vet’s Hall due to holiday celebration at the beach. Join us at 7:30 p.m., July 18 for the next Quizzo. The dynamic duo of Andrea Williams and Dawn Norlander will be the guest hosts puzzling our minds! Questions? Contact Neil Dye or Mike Woundy. THE ARC WILL BE CLOSED July 8-10 for carpet cleaning. Facility will re-open at 8 a.m., July 11. Questions? Call 51275.LIVE COMEDY SHOWS with comedians Steve Scarfo, Kelly MacFarland, Lenny Clarke, Carolyn Plummer. Show dates are at 7 p.m., July 19, at the Roi Outrigger; 7 p.m., July 20, at the Kwajalein Country Club and 8:30 p.m., July 21, at the Vet’s Hall. All shows are adults only. This free entertainment is brought to you by the Quality of Life Committee. A shuttle is available starting at 6:30 p.m.; pickup is at Surfway and the Ocean View Club. Questions? Call 53331.CARING MEALS offers a volunteer opportunity to provide an evening meal for individuals and families with short term special needs due to a new baby in the house or illness. To volunteer or refer someone for meals, contact Judy McGuire at 51157 or UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND University College of ce is now open! Check us out at or email or for more information. Visit our new Facebook page, UMUC Kwajalein, where events will be posted. KWAJALEIN SCHOOLS is soliciting bids for an on-island photographer to take pictures for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. If interested, pick up the requirements at the high school of ce. Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining FacilityLunch DinnerSunday Oven Fried Chicken Baked Spaghetti Crab Benedict Thursday Chicken Sandwich Pot Roast Fish Du Jour July 5 Spaghetti Cheese Tortellini Italian Sausage Thursday Teriyaki Beef Crab Egg Foo Yung Chicken Chopsuey Friday BBQ Spareribs Chicken Breast Quiche Lorraine Friday Hamburger Bonanza Chicken Breast Vegetarian Stir-fry Monday Herb Roasted Beef Baked Tuna Casserole Quiche Wednesday Roast Turkey Sage Stuffing Pork Stir-fry Sunday Rosemary Porkloin Chicken Stir-fry Mixed Vegetables Monday Beef Curry Buffalo Chicken Rice Pilaf Tuesday Kwaj Fried Chicken Hawaiian Chopped Steak Potatoes O’Brien Wednesday Top Sirloin Grilled Chicken Noodles Romanoff Tuesday Meat Lasagna Veggie Lasagna Chicken Stir-fry July 5 Tropical Pork Chops General Tso’s Chicken Oven Roasted Potatoes


15The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 26 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, June 28, 2014 Caf RoiFriday BBQ Spareribs BBQ Chicken Baked Beans Sunday Baked Ham Chicken/Mush. Sauce Eggs a la Lucio Thursday Vegetable Quesadillas Turkey Cordon Bleu Onion RingsJuly 5Chicken Fajita Wrap Ropa Vieja Beef Black Beans/Rice Thursday Roi Fried Chicken Hamburger Steak Mashed Potatoes Friday Grilled Hamburgers Chicken Breast Hot Dogs Monday Beef Stir-fry Chinese Chicken Vegetable Fried Rice WednesdayChicken Turnover Beef Stroganoff Stir-fry VegetablesSunday Italian Meatballs White Clam Sauce Marinara/Pasta Monday Kibi Beef Ribs Adobo Chicken Candied Yams Tuesday Beef Tamale Chicken Enchiladas Refried Beans Wednesday Carved Steamship Chicken Pot Pie Potatoes Bar Tuesday Fried Fish Sandwich Blackened Spareribs Corn BreadJuly 5Blackened Chicken Fried Fish Fried OkraLunch Dinner Questions? Call 52011.CAMP HAMILTON BEACH area is slated for civil and pavilion construction. As a result, all gear huts will be moved. Any persons storing private gear in any huts at Camp Hamilton must have it labeled with owner’s name and phone number by July 5. Any gear not labeled will be removed. Any persons storing private kayaks or canoes at Camp Hamilton should contact the Recreation Of ce for relocation instructions. For questions, contact Mandie at 51275.PAVILIONS AT EMON Beach and Camp Hamilton are available for reservation by contacting the Community Activities Of ce at 53331 or the Recreation Of ce at 51275. Patrons interested in using a pavilion for an event, party, barbecue, or just to hang out should make a reservation in order to con rm facility usage. To check if a pavilion is reserved, call the Pavilion Hotline at 52945. Pavilion reservations will be listed on the hotline throughout the week and for each weekend. E-TALK: Placing or removing sand, rock, debris at or below mean high tide requires a dredge and ll authorization. SAFELY SPEAKING: Wear sunscreen or a moisturizer that contains sunscreen. The Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation will help you identify sun products that meet their standards. Look for “broad spectrum” sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or greater. M i l i t a r y C a s u a l t i e s Military Casualties Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart 34, of Stafford, Va., died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant 19, of Peterborough, N.H., died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Lance Cpl. Adam F. Wolff 25, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.


16The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 26 Saturday, June 28, 2014 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 59 inches Yearly deviation: +28.76 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Mostly Sunny 10% E-SE at 4-8 knots Monday Partly Sunny 20% NE at 5-10 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 20% E-SE at 5-10 knots Wednesday Partly Sunny 10% E-SE at 5-10 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 20% NE-ENE at 6-12 knots Friday Partly Sunny 20% NE-ENE at 6-12 knots Sunrise Moonrise Low Tide High Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:34 a.m. 8:37 a.m. -------------------6:11 a.m. 4.4Â’ 7:11 p.m. 9:16 p.m. 12:35 p.m. 0.4Â’ 6:33 p.m. 3.5Â’ Monday 6:34 a.m. 9:24 a.m. 12:24 a.m. 0.2Â’ 6:42 a.m. 4.4Â’ 7:12 p.m. 9:58 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 0.3Â’ 7:04 p.m. 3.4Â’ Tuesday 6:34 a.m. 10:09 a.m. 12:55 a.m. 0.1Â’ 7:13 a.m. 4.2Â’ 7:12 p.m. 10:38 p.m. 1:36 p.m. 0.2Â’ 7:35 p.m. 3.3Â’ Wednesday 6:35 a.m. 10:54 a.m. 1:28 a.m. 0.1Â’ 7:43 a.m. 4.0Â’ 7:12 p.m. 11:18 p.m. 2:07 p.m. 0.0Â’ 8:10 p.m. 3.2Â’ Thursday 6:35 a.m. 11:39 a.m. 2:02 a.m. 0.4Â’ 8:16 a.m. 3.7Â’ 7:12 p.m. 11:59 p.m. 2:40 p.m. 0.2Â’ 8:47 p.m., 3.1Â’ Friday 6:35 a.m. 12:25 p.m. 2:40 a.m. 0.6Â’ 8:52 a.m. 3.4Â’ 7:12 p.m. --------------3:18 p.m. 0.4Â’ 9:33 p.m. 3.0Â’ July 5 6:35 a.m. 1:13 p.m. 3:29 a.m. 0.9Â’ 9:37 a.m., 3.1Â’ 7:12 p.m. 12:40 a.m. 4:06 p.m. 0.6Â’ 10:32 p.m. 2.9Â’ Ready and Resilient Wellness CalendarEvents are sponsored by the Community Health Promotional Council and are free of charge to the community. Wednesday, June 18 Chargogg def. Micro Commanders 30-21 USAG-KA def. Turbo Turtles 24-18 Friday, June 20 Zissou def. Soggy Bottoms 35-23 Micro Commanders def. USAG-KA 47-37INNER-TUBE WATER POLOChargogg 1-0 Zissou 1-0 Micro Commanders 1-1 USAG-KA Splashers 1-1 Soggy Bottoms 0-1 Turbo Turtles 0-1 Team Standings Game Results High Scorers (# Goals)Shawn Carpenter (USAG-KA) 22 Keith Brady (Micro Commanders) 9 Joseph Kemem (Micro Commanders) 7 Bruce Premo (Turbo Turtles) 7 Tim Cullen (Zissou) 6 Rich Erekson (Chargogg) 6