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I n c o m i n g R e a g a n T e s t S i t e D i r e c t o r L t C o l Incoming Reagan Test Site Director Lt. Col. H u m b e r t o J o n e s r i g h t r e c e i v e s t h e R T S C h a r t e r Humberto Jones, right, receives the RTS Charter f r o m R i c h a r d D e F a t t a d i r e c t o r E m e r g i n g from Richard DeFatta, director, Emerging T e c h n o l o g y D i r e c t o r a t e T e c h n i c a l C e n t e r U S Technology Directorate, Technical Center, U.S. A r m y S p a c e a n d M i s s i l e D e f e n s e C o m m a n d / Army Space and Missile Defense Command/ A r m y F o r c e s S t r a t e g i c C o m m a n d d u r i n g a n Army Forces Strategic Command, during an A s s u m p t i o n o f C o m m a n d C e r e m o n y W e d n e s d a y Assumption of Command Ceremony Wednesday. F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 3 For more, see page 3. P h o t o b y S h e i l a G i d e o n Photo by Sheila Gideon


2The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 29 Saturday, July 19, 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 PremoPets are not all fun and games Hourglass ReportsMost families view their pets as part of their family. As such, you should look out for your pet as you would any member of your family. That includes inspecting their toys to make sure they are safe to play with and have not degraded to a point where they can harm your animal. In February and July 2014, two separate emergency surgeries were performed on Kwajalein by the temporary duty surgeon, Dr. Larry Whitcomb, and assisted by Veterinary Technician Jenny SchwartzSmith. The surgeries were for the same reason—both dogs had ingested a toy ball made of a foam/ rubber material that became lodged in their stomach and small intestine and needed to be cut out. One breed was small and the other was large, and both required anesthesia and invasive surgeries. Both dogs survived, and the lesson learned is that following a few suggestions from the Kwajalein veterinary technician could keep your animal from having to endure a painful surgery and recovery.Be aware of what is in your animal’s environment. Secure small toys or parts like you would keep them from a child—off the oor and out of reach. Regularly inspect toys and discard them if there is sharp tearing or it has been gnawed down to a size where it could be MISF swimmers compete in PohnpeiThe Marshall Islands Swim Federation headed to Pohnpei Thursday to compete in the 8th Micronesian Games taking place today through Friday. Seventeen swimmers have been training for seven months and will swim in at least four events and up to eight.Pictured from left, front row: Dayna Hepler, Angela Kendrick, Sasako Brady, Sean Hepler, Jacob Long, Kayla Hepler. Back row: Iesha Floor, Ruthie Long, Molly Premo, Colleen Furgeson, Keith Brady, Giordan Harris, Annie Hepler, Dash Alfred and Joseph Kemem. Not pictured: Daniel Langinbelik and Troy Kojelang. MISF would like to thank the residents from the Kwajalein and Ebeye communities for the tremendous support to help them get to the Games, including USAG-KA Command, Community Activities, Bank of the Marshall Islands, Berry Aviation, Triple J, Ebeye Mart, Dock Security Checkpoint employees and the Marshall Islands National Olympic Committee.Photo by Amy LaCostingested. Know your dog’s strength and purchase durable toys that will live up to their intensity of play. Never leave your dog unattended with rawhides, pig ears, hooves or knuckles—monitor your animal while they chew them and then discard once they are worn or begin to splinter. An inventory of your pet’s toys should be kept; if one goes missing and your dog exhibits signs of being sick, it could be that they ingested the toy. Know when to call the vet clinic. Not all gastrointestinal issues mean a foreign body has been ingested. Watch for vomiting or retching, generally little to no diarrhea, abdominal pain, panting, lethargy and no interest in any food.


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 29 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 19, 2014 See RTS DIRECTOR, page 8Lt. Col. Humberto Jones assumes command of Reagan Test Site at ceremony WednesdayMika Weiland, right, presents yellow roses to Dorris Jones, wife of incoming RTS Director Lt. Col. Humberto Jones, during a ceremony Wednesday.Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorLt. Col. Humberto Jones of cially assumed command of Reagan Test Site in a ceremony Wednesday at Island Memorial Chapel at U.S. Army GarrisonKwajalein Atoll. The range director of the Reagan Test Site is trustee of an internationally signi cant mission. He is responsible for the command, operation and modernization of a world class range—to test strategic and theater missile systems and support space operations. He also serves as the vital link between the forward element of the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Test Site in Kwajalein Atoll and the stateside element located in Huntsville, Ala. Finally, he serves as an advisor to the USAG-KA Commander Col. Nestor Sadler on all matters concerning the day-today activities and operations of the Range. Kwajalein Range Services Community Services Manager Kim Yarnes acted as the master of ceremonies and welcomed members of the USAG-KA command, community and distinguished visitors to the ceremony. The audience stood for the arrival of the of cial party which consisted of Jones and Richard DeFatta, director, Emerging Technology Directorate, Technical Center, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. They remained standing for the national anthems of the United States and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The Rev. Victor Langhans read aloud the Invocation. A traditional bouquet of yellow roses was presented to Jones’ wife, Dorris, by Mika Weiland, serving as a gift welcoming her to the command. A Marshallese wut was offered to Dorris by Host Nation Liaison Michael Sakaio, signifying the new bond between the wife of the range director and the community. DeFatta greeted the audience and distinguished visitors, welcoming and thanking them for attending the ceremony that morning. He reminisced about when he lived and worked at USAG-KA 17 years ago. Since his arrival this week, he’s noticed a lot has changed—most notably the population—but a lot has remained the same: USAG-KA still has world class capabilities to support space and missile defense. DeFatta then concentrated on Lt. Col. Humberto I. Jones graduated from Drake University and was commissioned into the U.S. Army as a quartermaster second lieutenant in 1996. His military education includes the Quartermaster Of cer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Of cer Captain Career Course and the Command and General Staff College. He holds a Bachelor of Science in political science and Spanish from Drake University, Master of Science in administration from Central Michigan University and Masters of international relations from Troy State University. Jones’ rst assignment was in Hanau, Germany, with the 127th Aviation Support Battalion as a platoon leader, deputy support operation of cer and Battalion S-4. In August 2000, following the Combined Logistics Captain Career Course, Jones was assigned to Fort Polk, La., with the 142nd Corps Support Battalion serving as the deputy support operation of cer and later as the commander of the 488th Quartermaster Company (Force Provider). In June 2002, Jones was assigned to Fort Hamilton, N.Y., serving as the commander of the Brooklyn North Recruiting Company. Jones has over 10 years of acquisition experience and has served in a variety of acquisition assignments to include: division contracting of cer, 25th Infantry Division (L) Scho eld Barracks, Hawaii; deputy chief of contracting, Regional Contracting Of ce Salerno, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; contracting of cer, 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Scho eld Barracks, Hawaii; contracting of cer, 603rd Senior Contracting Team, Army Sustainment Command Fort Shafter, Hawaii; student, training with Industry B-1 Bomber Program Rockwell Collins Simulations and Training Solutions, Sterling, Va.; chief of contract plans and operations, 404th Army Field Sustainment Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.; chief of contracting, Victory Regional Contracting Center, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; program analyst, HQDA G-8 Program Analysis and Evaluation, Pentagon, executive of cer to the director for contracting, OASA(ALT), Pentagon. Jones’ awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (w/1 OLC), Army Meritorious Service Medal (w/1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (w/3 OLC) and the Army Achievement Medal (w/1 OLC). He has earned the Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, Recruiter Badge and the Army Staff Identi cation Badge.


4The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 29 Saturday, July 19, 2014 Jenifer Peterson is the new deputy garrison commander at U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll.New deputy garrison commander to USAG-KA Article and photo by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorSummertime at U.S. Army GarrisonKwajalein Atoll is a time of transition. There has been a great deal of changeover and several new faces can be seen on Kwajalein. One of those new faces is Jenifer Peterson, the new USAG-KA deputy garrison commander. She arrived in June from San Antonio.The job of the deputy garrison commander is to support the command’s goals. Building the team, supporting the Reagan Test Site and all its tenants, improving infrastructure and strengthening the U.S.-Republic of the Marshall Islands partnership are all key goals of Installation Management Command in direct support of the senior mission commander. Peterson is unaccompanied, so she was thrilled to discover the Kwajalein environment to be very community-focused. “I’m a big supporter of family values,” Peterson said. And that includes all of the military family—military servicemembers, Department of Defense civilians, contractors and their families. As a Department of the Army civilian, Peterson volunteered to be considered for the position here at USAG-KA. She has previous experience working at a test and evaluation garrison as well as working overseas. Her previous garrison assignment was also at a small garrison, which helped prepare her for the small-town life at Kwajalein. “[Kwajalein] is a tighter-knit community, which I like. You know all your neighbors,” Peterson said. Kwajalein residents gave Peterson their usual, warm welcome and she took notice of her heartfelt reception. “Everybody is willing to share what they’ve learned and what they know about Kwaj, which is great,” she said. She enjoyed participating in the Fourth of July celebration at Emon Beach where she got a taste of just how welcoming the island community can be. She met a lot of residents who regaled her with Kwaj stories and gave suggestions on how to keep herself busy. Luckily, now that she lives on an island, Peterson enjoys the water. She is looking to expand her pool swimming activities to the ocean where she will go snorkeling and learn to scuba dive. “The pictures do not capture how blue the water is here,” she said. Several residents have suggested she visit the Hobby Shop, so that is on her desired list of activities. “I’m really impressed with how much there is going on here,” she said, even though the population during the summer months is generally lower because of vacations. “Most communities in the U.S. with this size population would not have so much available.” Plus, she said, you can walk out your door and get to the beach within minutes. Peterson is getting oriented to the islands, which includes getting to know her host nation partners. She is even making an effort to learn some common Marshallese phrases. She has “yokwe” and “kommol tata” under her belt and is working to learn more. She made a trip to Enniburr Island last week and took a helicopter tour up to Roi-Namur. “I’m going to be getting out as much as I can.” In regards to the outer islands, “The friendliness of the people is really nice.” She is impressed by the support the Marshallese lend toward the mission here. “It’s a team atmosphere.” Peterson said she felt prepared coming to Kwajalein. In addition to reading current and archived issues of the Hourglass she also attended briefings at IMCOM Headquarters and IMCOM Pacific. Even though she’s only been here a few weeks, gearing up in her rain suit and hopping on her bike to go to work seem like every day, normal activities. Now that she’s been here four weeks, it’s starting to feel like home, she said. “That’s a great reflection of the community. Everybody is so welcoming and takes time to not only introduce themselves, but offers advice or help.”


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 29 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 19, 2014 Harrison Dering “Dub” Miller. A recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, he fought in the skies above the Marshall Islands during Operation Flintlock. He passed away July 4 at the age of 96.Harrison “Dub” Miller radioman of lost Kingfisher, passes away at age 96A collaboration between the Hourglass and the Citrus County ChronicleHarrison Dering “Dub” Miller, 96, of Floral City, died July 4 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. Miller was born Sept. 25, 1917, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to the late Guy and Ona (Riley) Miller. He moved to West Palm Beach with his family in 1920 and lived there until 1990, graduating from Palm Beach High School in 1939. Miller proudly served our country in the United States Navy during WWII and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial ight. During Operation Flintlock in early 1944, he landed a plane that was hit with enemy re when the pilot had been wounded and lost consciousness, even though as an aviation radioman second class, he had no prior experience in piloting planes. He then dove into gasoline-covered waters of Kwajalein Atoll and tried to remove the injured pilot, persisting in his efforts until he was exhausted. After the end of WWII, Miller became a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was a longtime member of VFW Post #2007, the Masonic Lodge #138 and the National Association of Letter Carriers. He was also an auxiliary captain with the West Palm Beach Police, as well as a scoutmaster with the Boy Scout Troop #13 in West Palm Beach. After his relocation to Floral City, Fla., in 1990, he joined the VFW Post #7122 and served as a volunteer with Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for more than 20 years. He was a member of Floral City United Methodist Church. Left to cherish his memory are his sons Andrew Miller, of West Palm Beach, and James R. Miller, of Tallahassee, Fla. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his rst wife, Henrietta Christine Miller and his second wife Lottie Rozof. A celebration and tribute to Miller’s life will be held tomorrow, Stateside, at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will greet friends in visitation from 2 p.m. until the hour of service. Interment will be private at Florida National Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Miller’s memory are welcome at Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in lieu of owers. Many residents of U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll have heard of the ongoing search for the King sher scout plane that was shot down into Kwajalein lagoon on Jan. 31, 1944. Miller was the radioman on that plane. The downing of the plane and Miller’s survival was brought to life for USAG-KA residents just last February when crewmen of the Navy ship that pulled Miller from the water came back to Kwajalein Atoll for the 70th anniversary of Operation Flintlock. Ted Sonner and Burl Sousa, both who were aboard the YMS-383 Navy minesweeper that came to Miller’s aid that morning on Jan. 31, 1944, recalled the rescue during an interview in February 2014. “We had a plane y over at that time, and I was standing on signal watch,” Sonner said. “And he was blinking his lights, telling us, ‘Plane down. Follow me.’ And that was the direction we started out on.” What the YMS-383 came upon in the middle of a yellowish oil slick surrounding the crash site was Miller, clutching the hull of one of the King sher’s nearly-submerged pontoons. The pilot of the plane, Lt. Foreny O. Fuqua, was already dead. “I remember coming up alongside of him and the [plane] and seeing Miller on it,” Sousa said. “We scooped him up and brought him aboard.” With his plane slowly sinking, Miller was grateful to be pulled onto the deck of the minesweeper. “He greeted us with open arms,” Sonner said. “Oh the kid was scared. He had to be. Because I talked to him later on, and I said him if he was praying. He says, ‘You bet I was.’” The crew of the YMS-383 had tied a line around a section of the downed plane in an attempt to tow it to safety. But dragging a plane through water isn’t an easy task—especially at speed. “Our skipper got a little carried away and went full throttle,” Sousa said. “It lasted about 30 seconds, and we lost it. He said that we were being red on.” Sonner and Sousa would never see Fuqua or the King sher again. Miller, however, was safe and sound. And for that, the two were thankful. After the war the three veterans went decades without hearing from one another. It wasn’t until Kwajalein resident Dan Farnham and Marine pilot Josh Vance joined forces to try to locate the King sher that the three were reunited. Gathering together at Miller’s home in Floral City, the three talked on several occasions about the events on the day of the crash and where they thought the plane—and Fuqua’s remains—might be today. Their personal insight and assistance with the King sher Project have given the search team valuable leads. While Miller didn’t live long enough to see the King sher and his battle buddy’s remains recovered, Farnham and several Kwajalein divers remain doggedly determined to nd the wreckage to honor and memorialize both the pilot and their dear friend, Harrison “Dub” Miller.Dan Farnham contributed to this report Photo by Andy Miller


6The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 29 Saturday, July 19, 2014 DISPATCH FROM ROI Coconuts painted, modified for annual raceArticle and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorThe annual Coconut Cup Race held at the Surf Shack on Roi-Namur is a time to show off your artistic and engineering skills. Coconuts are painted and incorporated into inventive designs, all with the goal of being the rst to oat across the lagoon and cross the nish line at the Fuel Pier. The winner for the modi ed class this year was Jerry Wilken. The stock class winners were the golf course crew, Mariah Teague and Lynda Reynolds. The event was sponsored by the Roi Community Activities Department and organized by Roi CA Manager Laura Pasquarella-Swain. Overcast skies and a light drizzle welcomed the handful of Roi residents, Kwajalein vacationers and visiting family members to the Shack Sunday. An entry table full of coconuts greeted you as you arrived. There were two categories of the contest to enter: stock or modi ed. Stock coconuts were simply painted with a design of your choice—no frills allowed. Modi ed entries, however, were allowed to be as imaginative as the designer wanted, as long as there no motors or electric parts were attached. Roi residents geared up for the race all week, scheming and planning their designs for the big race. For some, their coconuts just needed a few coats of paint at the Hobby Shop to create simple designs with race numbers. Others, though, showed off their artistic talents and painted impressive designs on their coconut canvas. Sandra Garrison entered a detailed “Despicable Me” Minions coconut. Reynolds may be a nurse by day, but could most de nitely be a painter by night. Her “iCoconut” featured various recognizable Internet icons like Pinterest, eBay, Facebook, Skype and Amazon.The modi ed entries this year were in it to win it. Gene Little eld entered his “chicken coconut” for the race. He said he originally wanted to give his coconut a Mohawk, but after walking out of the ALTAIR building one day and coming across the path of a chicken, he decided that would be the inspiration for his design this year. He spray painted palm fronds red and glued them to the white coconut to make the comb, and added yellow fronds for a beak. He painted on some creepy eyes and voila—he had his chicken. Other modi ed entries were a bit more labor intensive. Greg Whitehead pieced together PVC pipe for a frame and attached ve coconuts to the bottom to make it oat. It was then adorned with a large American ag umbrella, an American ag on the tail and a Captain America gurine at the helm. The Roi Housing Department had their own competition going—the men versus women. Each group submitted a modi ed entry. The men made an outrigger canoe complete with a fake rat attached. The women also had a rat aboard their coconut sailboat, adorned with a Republic of the Marshall Islands ag and bright pink owers. Balloons and coconuts seem to be the winning mix, since last year’s and this year’s winners both used that design. Last year, Raymond Stigler won with his mylar turtle design. This year, he used a patriotic balloon design that unfortunately didn’t pay off. Wilken’s mylar turtle design, however, certainly did. The race began at 2 p.m. All modi ed entrants boarded a B-Boat and headed out into the lagoon to launch Winners of the 2014 Roi Coconut Cup Race, from left, are Jerry Wilken for modified class, Laura Pasquarella-Swain (standing in for the golf course crew), Mariah Teague and Lynda Reynolds for the stock class. The Roi golf course crew from left, Mario David, Bellu Tabu and Jelwin Garcia, designed the winning stock class coconut.Photo by Laura Pasquarella-Swain


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 29 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 19, 2014 Captain America leads the modified class during the annual Coconut Cup Race at the Surf Shack Sunday.Above, left, is Gene Littlefield’s “chicken coconut” creation. Above, right, is Raymond Stigler’s patriotic balloon modified design.their coconuts. Once all the modi ed coconuts were in the water, the stock class was dropped in. With very little wind, the race turned into more of a oat. The Small Boat Marina coconut even started oating backward, away from the nish line at the Fuel Pier. Handheld radios were used by the boat and shoreline crew to keep spectators informed of race progress and the commentary kept them entertained. From the beginning, it was a tight race between Wilken’s turtle and Whitehead’s Captain America. For the stock coconuts, the golf course and iCoconut took an early lead when all of a sudden a “mystery coconut” snuck up and was in the winning mix. Reports continued to come in, updating the frontrunners for each category and con rming that the SBM coconut had continued in the wrong direction and was now heading out to sea, possibly to go shing. The lack of wind led Pasquarella-Swain to make the decision to move the nish line up. The B-Boat crew Photo by Donald Schmehlaligned parallel with the Fuel Pier and set out to determine the winner. From the shore, it looked like Captain America had claimed victory; however, because he was drifting more toward shore than the turtle, the shoreline vantage point was skewed. The B-Boat crew con rmed Wilken’s turtle as the winner. Little eld proudly pointed out that while his chicken may have been one of the slower modi ed entries, it nished before all the stock class. Once all the modi ed entries were scooped into the boat, the stock class was rounded up. The golf course coconut remained in the lead and claimed rst place. Visitor Teague turned out to be the owner of the “mystery coconut” and took second place. Third place went to Reynolds for her iCoconut. Prizes were given to the winners and the coconuts that weren’t taken home will now reside in the colorful coconut sanctuary at the Surf Shack with the other previous Coconut Cup Race entries. Sandra Garrison shows off her artistic talent with her “Despicable Me” Minions coconut design for the stock class. Selma Jetnil shows off the modified entry for the Roi Housing women. The Roi Housing men created this outrigger canoe design, complete with a fake rat passenger aboard.


8The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 29 Saturday, July 19, 2014 RTS DIRECTOR, from page 3 Lt. Col. Humberto Jones cuts the cake at the reception welcoming him as the new Reagan Test Site director. Pictured are his daughter Gabby, wife Dorris and son Humberto.Jones, welcoming his family—wife Dorris, son Humberto and daughter Gabby—to the Kwaj Family. He read through Jones’ professional biography, listing the many assignments that have led to his assumption of command here at RTS. He speci cally pointed out his experience as a contracting of cer, which will tie in to his work here at the Range.DeFatta wrapped up his remarks and presented Jones with the Charter of the Reagan Test Site Range, which is a token from the Command and serves as a reminder of the strategic importance of the position in which he will now be assuming. Jones accepted the charter and stepped up to the podium to address the audience as the RTS director.“I am honored by the opportunity to lead the RTS Range, an organization that has a remarkable history of service to our nation,” he said. Jones thanked his family for joining him on this journey and for their love and support. He also thanked USAG-KA Commander Col. Nestor Sadler and the rest of the command team for such a warm welco me. Thanks were also extended to DeFatta and Director of RTS Marty Sargent for their leadership, coaching, teaching, mentorship and con dence in his abilities to lead the Range during times of limited resources. “To all of our teammates on Kwajalein Atoll, I look forward to working with everyone,” Jones said. “You and your families have sacri ced so much for the defense of our nation. … You are driven by a higher calling. A calling that makes you mission focused, resilient and dedicated to the principles that make America great. A calling that tells everyone around the world that we as Americans, united with our partners in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, will do whatever it takes to keep America and our allies free.” The ceremony concluded with the playing of the Army Song. A receiving line and social was held in the Religious Education Building following the ceremony. 25Years of ServiceU.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Test Engineer Jim Cossey, left, is awarded a certificate and medal for 25 years of civilian service from Richard DeFatta, director, Emerging Technology Directorate, Technical Center, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Wednesday at the Kwajalein Air Terminal.Photo by Sheila Gideon


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10The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 29 Saturday, July 19, 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., Thursday, 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 WANTEDIN NEED OF SOMEONE to take care of a beautiful short hair Persian cat from Friday to Aug. 16 at quarters 492-A. He is a low maintenance purring machine. Responsibilities: food, water and litter clean daily. Please call 52597. FOR SALEPREMIER JUICER, premium model used one time, $50; Rockboard scooter, can be used as traditional scooter or can be pumped with chain drive, like new, $75; Razor Rip Rider scooter, like new, $25; metal baby gate with swinging door, ts door frames with widths between 38 inches and 42 inches, $25; Casio Privia 88 key digital stage piano, pedal board, keyboard stand, bench, paid $671 for all, will take $300. Call 52597. GRAVITY aluminum bike, 21 speeds, very good condition, $200, or best offer; futon chair with ottoman, $60; HP 841C deskjet color printer, $40; hard plastic patio table, $30; GE toaster oven, $40; large Foreman grill, temp control, $30; Little Green Machine carpet cleaner, $35; Frigidaire combo microwave, $125; small drawer unit, $10. Please call 53011 after 7 p.m. TWO SAMOA stand-up in atable paddle boards, 10-foot-6-inches in length, white and green, one had a small pin hole leak that has been repaired, both for $400, or best offer. Call Mike at 51803 or 52273. WHIRLPOOL FRIDGE/FREEZER in very good condition, easy to move and perfect for a BQ, $375, or best offer. Call 52374 or 55059. OPTIMUM NUTRITION double chocolate whey ve pound canister, $45; two Cytocarb2 two pound canisters, $20; Optimum Nutrition creatine powder, $10; Aplodan, betaine hci, nitric and African mango extract, $15 for all four, $65 takes it all. Call 52525. QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS and box spring, excellent condition, only used as a spare bed and has always had a cover over the mattress, $150. Call Jen at 51584. 1987 BENETEAU 432 “Kailuana,” length 43, beam 14, draft 5’10, new 2010 Yanmar 4jh5e, 53hp diesel, three bedroom, two heads, full galley with four burner stove and large fridge, major re t November 2009April 2011, new electrical, three solar panels and wind generator, autopilot, new cabinets, ooring and plumbing, new upholstery, $70,000 or best offer. Contact or call 54203. COMMUNITY NOTICESTWO ACTORS WANTED for Kwajalein Community Theater’s upcoming adult play. One female and one male needed. Must be available from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and able to perform in September. If you’re interested, we’ll see you at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, at CRC Room 6. KWAJALEIN ATOLL International Sport shing Club meeting will be 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? Contact Stan at 58121. BINGO IS 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. Windfall completion at 27 numbers: $1,700 payout; Blackout completion at 58 numbers: $1,800 payout. Shuttle transportation available from the Ocean View Club and the Tennis Courts. No outside alcoholic beverages permitted. Must be 21 to enter and play, bring your ID. NEW EMPLOYEE SAFETY Orientation will be held 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday, in CRC Room 6 for all new KRS, Berry and Chugach employees. NEO is repeated every fourth Friday. Questions? Call 51134. KWAJALEIN YACHT CLUB will be holding it’s monthly meeting July 26 at the Yacht Club. Happy Hour will start at 5:30 p.m., with the meeting following at 6:30 p.m. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. An entree will be provided, so bring a side dish to share. Questions? Contact Tim Cullen at THE CRC GYM WILL BE CLOSED on Mondays through July 29 for work on insulation. Avoid any construction areas and equipment. Questions, call 51275. A BASIC BOATING CLASS will be held at 6 p.m., July 29 and 30, at CRC Room 1. Cost is $40. Stop by the Small Boat Marina to sign up. ISLAND ORIENTATION for all new residents will be held 12:30-4:30 p.m., July 30, in CRC Room 6. Island Orientation is repeated monthly, every last Wednesday. Questions? Call 51134. KWAJALEIN COMMUNITY Theater presents: A Summer Theater Camp for Creative Kids: Acting Up! We meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Saturday at CRC Room 1. We are preparing for The Kwajalein Wiz ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS is growing on Kwajalein. If you were a member of AA in the past or think you have a problem with alcohol, join us. Weekly meetings take place on Kwajalein at 7 p.m., every Thursday, on the second oor of Religious Education Building in the library. For more information, call 51157 after 5 p.m. GRACE SHERWOOD LIBRARY Hours of Operation for July: Closed on Sunday; 11:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday (hours may vary if volunteers are unavailable); 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. GOSPEL EXPLOSION 2014: Let the worshippers arise! Calling all gospel soloists, groups, instrumentalists, bands, praise and worship dancers, spoken word and poetry artists, etc. Island Memorial Chapel is planning an opportunity for you to share your gift and worship with others. For details, call Princess Gooden at 59154. MEN OF VALOR: As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another (Proverbs 27:17). Men’s Empowerment Ministry will begin soon. If you are interested in being a part of this life-changing experience, contact Reginald Gooden at KYC SUNFISH RACING will be held on the rst and third Thursday of the month through October. Participates should show up at Camp Hamilton by 5 p.m. for boat assignments and prepare for a 5:45 p.m. race start time. Send questions to THE ADULT POOl is open for use! However, additional construction work will continue around the facility. Please avoid any barricades or taped-off areas. Questions? Call 51275. SUBSCRIBERS OF RESIDENTIAL Internet: We have been noti ed by our Internet Service Provider that several of our subscribers have offered the downloading of copyrighted material to others. As a reminder, sharing copyrighted material is against the law and therefore against our Acceptable Use Policy. Please refrain from allowing uploads from your system via Bit Torrent or any other peer-to-peer le sharing in order to avoid further violations. Any violation puts the availability of everyone’s Internet access at risk. REMEMBER TO TIP standing water in your yards and help to keep the mosquito population controlled! Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining FacilityLunch DinnerSunday Carved Ham Swedish Meatballs Lyonnaise Potatoes Thursday Baked Meatloaf Pizza Mashed Potatoes July 26 Pork Adobo Chicken Longanisa Pancit Bihon Thursday Hawaiian Ham Steak Wing Dings Scalloped Potatoes Friday Coconut Chicken Fish Du Jour Rice Pilaf Friday Pancake Supper Herb Roast Chicken Italian Pasta Medley Monday Glazed Chicken Beef Pot Pie Herb Roast Potatoes Wednesday Teriyaki Short Ribs Hoisin Glazed Chicken Oriental Fried Rice Sunday Maple Glazed Pork Loin Szechuan Chicken Rice Pilaf Monday Oven-fried Chicken Oriental Beef Stir-fry Macaroni and Cheese Tuesday Minute Steak Thai Shrimp Stir-fry Garlic Mashed Potatoes Wednesday Carved London Broil Pasta Alfredo Herb Roast Chicken Tuesday Grilled BBQ Pork Chops Local Boy Chicken Stew July 26 Chicken Fajita Wraps Beef Stew Cajun Dirty Rice


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 29 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 19, 2014 Caf RoiFriday Greek Herb Chicken Pastitsio Lentils Sunday Roasted Pork Loin Chicken Piccata Frittata Wild Rice Pilaf Thursday Chicken Fricassee Onion Rings Lyonnaise PotatoesJuly 26 Philly Cheese Steak Kibi Ribs Seasoned Potato WedgesThursday Roi Fried Chicken Swedish Meatballs Mashed Potatoes Friday French Bread Pizza Baked Ziti Cheesy Garlic Bread Monday London Broil Fried Fish Migas WednesdayRuben Sandwich Bombay Chicken Hot German Potato SaladSunday Beef Ragu Chicken Parmesan Garlic Bread Monday Roasted Chicken Oxtail Stew Stuffing Tuesday Thai Beef/Vegetables Tofu Stir-fry Fried Rice Wednesday Grilled Top Sirloin Baked Chicken Baked Potatoes Tuesday Meatloaf Corn Bread Mashed PotatoesJuly 26 Sausage and Peppers Chicken Alfredo Cheesy Garlic BreadLunch Dinner It only takes a few minutes to inspect your yard or work area. KSC REMINDER: Kwajalein Scuba Club members are reminded that the tank house door should remain locked when not in use.SAVE ENERGY. Fill your dryer, but donÂ’t pack it too tightly. Clean the lint screen after each load. Keep your dryerÂ’s outside exhaust pipe clean. Use your dryerÂ’s automatic dry cycle rather than a timed cycle. Separate loads into heavy and light items, as lightweight items take less drying than heavier items. E-TALK: Vegetation serves several functions on Kwajalein Atoll. It provides habitats for birds and animals, provides shade and ground cover to reduce the amount of energy from the sun absorbed by the island, and helps control dust and erosion. Removal of vegetation is only allowed when absolutely necessary only when approved by the ES&H Department. If you have any questions, consult SPI 1273 or call ES&H at 51134. SAFELY SPEAKING: Tip standing water, use the buddy system and dry your shoes. ItÂ’s all part of water safety!Thumbs up! ... to KRS Property Specialist Kadede Loran for achieving status as a Certi ed Professional Property Specialist through the National Property Management Association. ... to the Roi Grounds and Roads crew for doing such a great job in keeping our island picked up and clean, especially after the big storms. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. ... to the entire staff at Child, Youth and School Services for their incredible Summer Camp experience for our Kwajalein youth. WeÂ’ve had our kids in the summer camp program on Kwajalein previously, and most recently in the states. Without a doubt, this has been the most fun and engaging summer camp experience for them. Our kids look forward to going to camp every day of the week. This could never have happened without the hard work and dedication of the staff. You guys rock!


12The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 29 Saturday, July 19, 2014 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 68.98 inches Yearly deviation: +32.35 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny 30% ENE-ESE at 7-11 knots Monday Partly Sunny 20% SE-S at 4-9 knots Tuesday Mostly Sunny 10% NE-E at 2-7 knots Wednesday Partly Sunny 10% NNE-ENE at 4-8 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 20% ENE-ESE at 5-9 knots Friday Partly Sunny 30% ESE-SE at 6-10 knots Sunrise Moonrise Low Tide High Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:39 a.m. 12:55 a.m. 4:20 a.m. 1.1Â’ 10:15 a.m. 2.6Â’ 7:12 p.m. 1:35 p.m. 4:35 p.m. 0.8Â’ 11:27 p.m. 3.0Â’ Monday 6:39 a.m. 1:43 a.m. 6:08 a.m. 1.1Â’ 11:57 a.m. 2.4Â’ 7:12 p.m. 2:27 p.m. 6:02 p.m. 0.9Â’ --------------------Tuesday 6:39 a.m. 2:31 a.m. 7:39 a.m. 0.9Â’ 12:54 a.m. 3.2Â’ 7:12 p.m. 3:18 p.m. 7:19 p.m. 0.8Â’ 1:29 p.m. 2.4Â’ Wednesday 6:39 a.m. 3:20 a.m. 8:36 a.m. 0.6Â’ 1:57 a.m. 3.4Â’ 7:12 p.m. 4:08 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 0.5Â’ 2:28 p.m. 2.6Â’ Thursday 6:39 a.m. 4:09 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 0.2Â’ 2:44 a.m. 3.7Â’ 7:12 p.m. 4:57 p.m. 8:58 p.m. 0.3Â’ 3:10 p.m. 2.9Â’ Friday 6:39 a.m. 4:58 a.m. 9:48 a.m. -0.1Â’ 3:21 a.m. 4.0Â’ 7:12 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 9:34 p.m. 0.0Â’ 3:44 p.m. 3.2Â’ July 26 6:40 a.m. 5:47 a.m. 10:18 a.m. -0.3Â’ 3:54 a.m. 4.2Â’ 7:12 p.m. 6:31 p.m. 10:07 p.m. -0.2Â’ 4:15 p.m. 3.4Â’ Ready and Resilient Wellness CalendarEvents are sponsored by the Community Health Promotional Council and are free of charge to the community. Wednesday, July 9 Micro Comm. def. Soggy Bottoms 50-22 Turbo Turtles def. Chargogg 44-18*Playoff games next week on Wednesday and Friday. Games start at 6 p.m.INNER-TUBE WATER POLOChargogg 3-1 Turbo Turtles 3-1 USAG-KA Splashers 2-2 Micro Commanders 2-2 Zissou 1-3 Soggy Bottoms 1-3 Team Standings Game Results High Scorers (# Goals)Shawn Carpenter (USAG-KA) 39 Bill Williamson (Turbo Turtles) 36 Bruce Premo (Turbo Turtles) 36 Jeremy Gideon (Chargogg) 23 Joseph Kemem (Micro Comm.) 17 Keith Brady (Micro Comm.) 16