The Kwajalein hourglass

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P u b l i c W o r k s D e p a r t m e n t e n g i n e e r s S t e v e Public Works Department engineers Steve N i e m i l e f t a n d M i k e W o u n d y l o o k o v e r Niemi, left, and Mike Woundy look over t h e e n g i n e c o m p a r t m e n t o f a n e w t o t h e the engine compartment of a new-to-theg a r r i s o n H u m v e e d u r i n g a d r i v e r o r i e n t a t i o n garrison Humvee during a driver orientation c o u r s e a t t h e A u t o m o t i v e D e p a r t m e n t J u l y course at the Automotive Department July 1 9 F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 4 19. 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 30 Saturday, July 26, 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 Warfare Ceremony In warfare, a Marshallese warrior’s chance of survival in battle depended entirely on his bravery and strength. To help the warrior obtain these attributes, a special ceremony is enacted to instill them in his body and psyche. The ceremony involves the application of a specially prepared potion made from “pinniep,” or coconut oil, mixed with pieces of the “babbub,” or butterfly. Betel Nut ProhibitionPursuant to Republic of the Marshall Islands and Kwajalein Atoll Local Government law, and U.S. Army GarrisonKwajalein Atoll Regulation 190-1, the importation, sale, distribution and consumption of betel nut is prohibited in all areas of Kwajalein Atoll, including all USAG-KA islands and all other islands that fall under KALGOV jurisdiction. RMI, KALGOV and USAG-KA jointly enforce this law. For more information, please contact the RMI Ministry of Foreign Affairs Liaison Of ce at 53600 or the USAG-KA PMO at 53530. Einwot kemlet iumin kakien ko an RMI kap KALGOV kobalok USAG-KA Regulation 190-1, emo boktok, wia kake kejerbale kap lelo-letok ilo jabdrewot wewein Betel Nut ion aolepen jikin ko USAG-KA ej kejerbali kab ko ewor an KALGOV maron ie. RMI, KALGOV kap USAG-KA rej juon wot ilo aer erre im kabin kien in. Elane elon am kajitok, joij im kir lok of ce eo an RMI Ministry of Foreign Affairs Liaison Of ce ilo 5-3600 kab USAG-KA PMO ilo 5-3530.


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 30 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 26, 2014 West Point cadet interns at RTSWest Point Cadet Steven Vollmer, second from right, tours the Kiernan Reentry Missile Site June 27 with, from left, KREMS Manager Keith Peacock, visiting SMDC/ARSTRAT Lt. Col. Roderick Herron and USAG-KA Test Support Engineer Henry McElreath.Photo courtesy of Steven VollmerBy Sheila Gideon Managing EditorCadet Steven Vollmer, who is about to begin his senior year at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, spent most of his summer participating in an internship program at Reagan Test Site at U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. He worked with RTS and Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Lincoln Laboratory staff, observing the space and missile defense operations at the Range, and working on a satellite identi cation project. Vollmer arrived June 19 and departed Wednesday. Every January, the physics department at the Academy publishes a list, which advertises internships available to cadets during summer break. Vollmer scanned the list and immediately homed in on the overseas opportunity at RTS. While he was mostly interested in the RTS internship because it was out of the country, it also piqued his interest because his father is a Boeing engineer. Having grown up hearing about rockets and the space program, it was a win-win opportunity. “I’ve always been interested in rocketry … so this was a neat opportunity to see something that a lot of people don’t get to see,” Vollmer said. Vollmer researched USAG-KA via the Internet and was even reading “Unbroken,” Louis Zamperini’s biography, when he got the con rmation he was coming to Kwajalein. When he arrived in June, he was pleasantly surprised to nd it wasn’t as hot as he imagined it to be. Most other aspects of island life lived up to his expectations during his ve week stay. “I was hoping for a tropical paradise … and it’s pretty much been that,” he said. The internship itself was as bene cial and exciting as he’d hoped. Vollmer arrived ve days before the Ground-based Midcourse Defense integrated exercise in June. He was able to watch the mission in real time at the Kwajalein Mission Control Center. After that, he got started on a satellite identi cation project. “It was basically identifying satellites in geostationary orbit. Right now, the technology and methods that they use is purely location based. They’ll track the satellite and then predict where its orbit is going to be the next time it comes around.” The project Vollmer worked on helped to distinguish the satellites that travelled close together. “It’s easy to mix up those satellite tracks and to believe that what you’re looking at is something different,” he explained. By studying the light re ected off each satellite, Vollmer was able positively identify each satellite. Most of his work was data analysis, done at his computer. But, he was also involved in some of the data collection, which took place at various island radar assets. Vollmer worked closely with MIT staff members Matt Brown and Geoff Lake. “They’ve done a great job giving me hands-on [opportunities], so when I’m doing the data analysis project, I know what the data is I’m analyzing and have a better intuition of how to solve problems.” Vollmer’s internship took him to Roi-Namur three times. He toured the Kiernan Reentry Measurements Site and was able to witness a radar calibration. After visiting Roi, Vollmer wishes there was an internship program speci cally dedicated to KREMS. As a physics major, Vollmer found radar operations to be more in line with his studies. The data analysis project concentrated more on computer science. “They’re both extremely valuable skills,” he said. “I just wish I’d had a little more time to go up and understand how they operate the radars.” The biggest challenge for Vollmer was writing the complex code needed to work his project. “I’ll de nitely need that [skill] in my classes coming up this year. Some of the logic that went into developing what I wrote is such a good mental puzzle, and I really enjoy that kind of problem solving.” Developmentally, Vollmer said he is proud to know his project will contribute to work here at USAG-KA. The RTS internship is slightly longer than most offered. This allowed Vollmer to get immersed in his assigned project and gain more experience than he might have at the shorter programs offered at other sites. “I had a small part in something that will actually be used and implemented in systems down here. I think that’s pretty darn cool to be able to have that kind of in uence in just ve weeks.” He said the most amazing part recreationally was the diving, hands down. “It’s been absolutely incredible,” he said. He’s also enjoyed sur ng and participating in Cross Fit classes. USAG-KA and RTS staff mentored Vollmer on his future career. “All the of cers and NCO’s here have been very cool on giving me their two cents on how to be a better leader which is something that I can de nitely take to my immediate future during my time at the Academy and beyond that.” Vollmer joked that the only reason he wouldn’t recommend the RTS internship to fellow cadets is so he could come back out for another summer. But, since he can’t, he said he’d give the experience two thumbs up. He will give two presentations back at the Academy about his experiences at RTS this summer. After he graduates, he will serve a ve year active duty commitment. He plans to compete to be an aviation of cer so he can y helicopters. He’s also competing for a few scholarships, which if awarded, will allow him to continue his education and earn a master’s degree before beginning his active duty commitment.


4The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 30 Saturday, July 26, 2014 Virgilio Cruz, foreground, and John Brown, background, get ready to take on the Humvee driving test administered by Kalani Ruiz, left, July 19 at Bucholz Army Airfield. Chuck Chavis, foreground, takes a wide turn through the obstacle course while Mike Woundy, background, heads east to do another lap around the course. Public Works engineers get behind the wheel of new Kwajalein work horses Article and photos by Jordan Vinson Associate EditorEngineers with the Public Works Department got their hands on a couple new-tothe-garrison Humvees during a driver training course July 19. The course was part of an overall orientation program organized by the Automotive Department for all Public Works employees who need the Humvees for work on Kwajalein. Kalani Ruiz, the Automotive support services superintendent on the island, explained that the purpose of the course, which his shop has offered several times already, is to provide an overall “vehicle familiarization” with the Humvees—not a top-to-bottom training regimen. After all, the Humvees aren’t space ships; they’re just a bit different than Ford F-150s and golf carts. “First and foremost, this is a military tactical vehicle,” Ruiz said. “Most of the vehicle controls are designed for function rather than convenience for the combat-loaded Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine.” After popping the hood to give the guys a tour of the engine compartment, Ruiz called their attention to the truck’s interior to check out some of the features they’ll need to get used to. He began with the Humvee’s “combat start ignition”— a special keyless system that allows Troops to quickly start the truck in a pinch during combat. “We’ll go through the starting operation right here,” he said, poking a small switch on the dashboard. He went through the step by step process to power up the General Engine Products 190-horsepower motor with a satisfying rumble. “That’s it—pretty easy,” he said. The Public Works guys eyed up the Humvee for a bit longer while Ruiz showed them around the rest of the vehicle. Headlights, gauges, tire pressure, engine oil, seatbelts and more were covered. After about 20 minutes of sweating under the early afternoon sun, they headed inside for a written test in an air conditioned of ce until everyone was ready to get behind the wheel for the driving test. Riding along with the training group to the driving test location, it became apparent that the Humvees—also known as High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles— aren’t the most nimble trucks in the world. At about seven feet in width, they’re very wide—much wider than the regular light duty pickup trucks on the island. And weighing up to 5,800 pounds without payloads, they’re also extremely heavy, even with steel armor already taken off. “I think that’s heavier than the fully loaded F-350 Stake-beds we have here,” Ruiz said.


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 30 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 26, 2014 Kalani Ruiz, the Automotive support services superintendent and lead trainer in the Humvee orientation course, shows Public Works engineers around the engine compartment of an AM General-manufactured HMMWV outside the Automotive Department July 19. Kalani Ruiz helps guide Mike Woundy into a parking space during the driving test. That’s why the Humvee orientation is important, Ruiz said. A former Marine who regularly drove Humvees and other heavy vehicles, he pieced together the Automotive Department Humvee course with pointers that he learned during his training. “There is a whole driving course that I took as an active duty Marine,” he said. “I took a lot of small points from that course to help our operators better understand how this truck works. If you think about it, nobody really reads their owner’s manual when they buy a new car. I think our driving course is a great start for contractors operating HMMWVs.” The driving test, which consists of a small obstacle course, puts the same skill sets to the test for each group that goes through the orientation. Meandering around orange caution cones on an old patch of pavement at the western fringe of Bucholz Army Air eld, the engineers demonstrated their familiarity with the trucks’ remaining blind spots and their ability to safely drive the machines and avoid obstacles at normal speeds. As the students took turns cruising through the course and backing up into makeshift parking spots, Ruiz explained a bit of the background of the trucks. Built in 2005 by AM General in South Bend, Ind., the Humvees were originally used in combat with the Marines in the Middle East. They had already been around the block before being shipped by barge into the Marshall Islands in March. But they are in good condition, and they came not a moment too soon. “They were brought out here to ll a shortage,” Ruiz said while Public Works engineers John Brown and Virgilio Cruz took their turn on the course. “We were low on trucks, and there was no money to buy any new trucks here. So, [Automotive Evaluator Steve Young] found these on a [Defense Logistics Agency] website. To my understanding, it’s free to us to bring them in and use them.” One of the most signi cant bene ts of getting hold of the Humvees—aside from their $0 price tag for U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll—is their robust design and aluminum bodies. They didn’t arrive completely Kwaj-proof, though. To make sure the trucks would survive the elements in the Marshall Islands, Ruiz and his team at the Automotive Department did about eight hours of work on each truck, stripping off its steel armor plating, weatherizing its undercarriage, removing its doors and air conditioning unit and more. Doing so, they removed more than 2,000 pounds of material from each Humvee, all of which made each truck more fuel ef cient, less hard on the roads and safer to drive. Made for hauling servicemembers over rough terrain into and out of combat, the Humvees certainly stand out on an island dominated by bicycles and golf carts. This can be a problem, Ruiz said, especially among children who are drawn to the big trucks out of curiosity. “When you see the trucks coming down the road, don’t run toward the truck. Run away from the truck,” Ruiz said. “Because it’s new for Kwajalein … they’re interested, curious, yeah. Give the truck some space.” After about 30 minutes at the air eld, the last student driver backed his Humvee into place in front of Ruiz, drawing the orientation course to a close. All the engineers who drove the Humvees July 19 did a ne job and earned their licenses, Ruiz said. And having crucially lled a shortage in the Public Works Department truck eet, the Humvees will be put to good use for years to come, he added.


6The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 30 Saturday, July 26, 2014 Back in the 1960s, the Adult Pool had no pavilion or fencing.Adult Pool open for businessConstruction, modifications ongoing to improve facilityBy Sheila Gideon Managing EditorThe Adult Pool is open for business and looks better than ever. The construction project began April 15, and while there are still several small modi cations ongoing, the pool was of cially reopened for use July 5. The pool construction was a collaborative effort between the Public Works construction crew and Liquid Systems. An exciting new addition to the pool is shallow end steps on the east side. They were added due to patron feedback requesting an easier entrance into the pool, especially since it is often used for physical therapy. The brown fencing around the pool was removed and replaced with permanent, concrete wind walls. The old concrete around the pool was removed, and new concrete was poured; the deck was also expanded to approximately 8,000 square feet. The shower and restrooms building, as well as the pavilion, were repainted. The pool itself received concrete repairs and new paint. The pipes for the jets were replaced, and now all seven jets are working. Public Works and Community Activities were anxious to reopen the pool for patrons. While the pool is open for use, there are still several small construction projects ongoing. Un nished areas are fenced off for public safety, and all patrons should obey safety signs. The cubby storage located between the shower area and restroom is being replaced and will be reinstalled soon. There will also be additional construction on the last wind wall and behind the pool area on the oceanside. A barbecue pit will also be installed. PEM matting for the Adult Pool, similar to the blue matting at the Family Pool, has been approved for installation. The matting is in the procurement process and could take up to six months to arrive on island. Once it arrives, installation will be scheduled with Public Works. The Adult Pool has received several facelifts over the years, but this is by far the biggest project in recent years. The pool was last painted in 2009. During that project, they sandblasted the concrete and made small repairs, but that amounted to little work compared to this project. As a reminder, the Adult Pool is closed on Fridays for cleaning. Patrons need to remember to follow all pool rules. Most importantly, patrons must be 18 years or older to access the facility, the Buddy System is recommended for all users, glass is prohibited and no diving is allowed in the shallow end. Also, patrons should avoid moving pool furniture. Pool furniture is divided into oceanside and poolside chairs to prolong the life of the furniture. In 2005, the Adult Pool had brown fencing and limited deck space. After the recent construction project, the Adult Pool now has permanent wind walls, 8,000 square feet of decking and more perks to be installed soon. Shallow end steps were added to the east end of the pool for patrons.


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 30 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 26, 2014 Comedians take jabs at Kwajalein residents during a show at the Country Club July 19. From left: Steve Scarfo, Carolyn Plummer, Lenny Clarke and Kelly MacFarland. Comedians entertain Roi, “Kwajolan”Article and photos by Jordan Vinson Associate EditorA fresh band of comedians ew onto U.S. Army GarrisonKwajalein Atoll last week to liven up the Roi and Kwajalein crowds left on island during the summer months. Comics Steve Scarfo, Carolyn Plummer, Kelly MacFarland and headliner Lenny Clarke performed three live shows for audiences on the installation. They kicked off the tour with a show at the Roi Outrigger Bar and Grill July 18. They followed up with separate performances the following nights, one at the Kwajalein Country Club July 19 and one Sunday at the Vet’s Hall. For everyone but Scarfo, it was their rst voyage to USAG-KA. Kelly MacFarland, a bubbly, quickwitted comic from Boston, said that after taking the Metro to Roi-Namur, she was sure there was something different about the people on the islet. “Roi is an interesting place. It was really fun. It was like being in a movie to be honest,” she said at the Country Club July 19. “And I got the sense from them—very nice people—that they’re usually [dressed down]. And then like a memo went out the week before we arrived that said, ‘Dudes, put your [nice] clothes on. We have guests coming. No more frolicking in the streets.’” Plummer, also from the Boston area, lamented going to the Adult Pool earlier in the day during peak sun exposure hours. “We learned today why you guys don’t go out into the sun until 3 o’clock,” she said. “My face is on re right now.” She talked about the amazing facts of life she gleans by randomly stumbling upon information on the Internet at work. “I do know part of my job is to go on the Internet and do searches when I’m bored. ... I call it doing research,” she said. “So, I was doing research the other day, and I learned that Verne Troyer—Mini Me, you know from the Austin Powers movies—was born Amish. It’s on the Internet, so you know it’s true. But it made me laugh, because all I could think was, ‘Wow, I bet he was a big help at the barn raisings.’” Scarfo, who made his rst trek from Boston to USAG-KA last November, said that it was great to be back. He had, however, apparently forgotten how merciless the sun’s rays can be around the equator. “Today we were at the swimming pool—beautiful pool—but no one told us we shouldn’t go out in the early afternoon,” he said. “The water was like a parabolic mirror for the sun. I’m on re.” He talked about the joys of being a new parent and how he must navigate the gauntlet of child safety fences he and his wife have in their home—an area more secure than the U.S.-Mexican border, he said. He took a friendly jab at Kwaj resident Tim Roberge for his “crazy driving” on Roi while maneuvering though throngs of chickens on the island. And he couldn’t help but notice the large advertisement in the Hourglass and TV Guide last week featuring him. “Not only do I look like a oating head in this thing, but you have a text bubble saying, ‘You better be there.’ I’m not that mean! And even better, you made the ad bigger in the paper!” Lenny Clarke rounded out the acts with a headlining performance each night. A comic who has appeared in numerous lms and TV series throughout the years, he spared no expense when making jabs at Kwaj and Roi residents and the unique, far ung location in which they live. “This is a trip of a lifetime,” he said. “You know why? Because I’m never coming out here again.” Some of Clarke’s funnier moments came when he mispronounced Kwajalein during a joke. Made worse by his thick Boston accent, “Kwajalein” normally came out as “Kwajolan,” and even degraded to “Kajawan” in a couple amusing instances. While not fully understanding what happened during last month’s mission, he applauded USAG-KA’s role during the successful FTG-06b Ground-based Midcourse Defense system test. “Yeah, I learned that you ne people of ‘Kwajolan’ shot down a missile with another missile,” he told the crowd at the Country Club. “That’s absolutely incredible—amazing,” he yelled at the top of his lungs. “You all deserve a raise!”


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10The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 30 Saturday, July 26, 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 CHUGACH listings for on-Island jobs are posted at: Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye Dock Security Checkpint locations; outside the United Travel Of ce; in the Roi Terminal/Post Of ce; at Human Resources in Building 700 and on the USAG-KA webpage under Contractor Information>KRS>Human Resources>Job Opportunities. Job listings for off-island contract positions are available at LOSTPRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES in black case with “Auntie” written on it, lost more than two weeks ago around the golf course. Reward if found. Call 54501 or 52170. PATIO SALEMONDAY, 1 p.m., at the front of the Reef BQ. Used bicycle parts: tires, tubes, cranks, kick-stands, handlebars, fenders, chains, everything $1. Rain cancels. FOR SALE2000 PROLINE POWERBOAT, 24-foot Walkaround with cabin, recently serviced 2007, Suzuki 250HP 4 stroke (366hrs), 2007 Mercury 15HP 2 stroke kicker, new stainless steel prop, new Standard Horizon GX1200B VHF radio, canvas enclosure, long range 150 gallon fuel tank, great boat for shing, diving and camping, $25,000. Call 51678. 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, $75,000 or best offer. Contact or call 54203. WOODEN DECK, 8X12 feet, six-inch planking, great for placing on concrete slab, you carry away, located at quarters 412-B in back yard, $50. Call 51806 after 5 p.m. or come by 427-B to inquire or pay. PREMIER 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. COMMUNITY NOTICESKWAJALEIN YACHT CLUB will be holding it’s monthly meeting tonight 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 Monday for work on insulation. Avoid any construction areas and equipment. Questions, call 51275. A BASIC BOATING CLASS will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, 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., Wednesday, in CRC Room 6. Island Orientation is repeated monthly, every last Wednesday. Questions? Call 51134. NEW PRODUCE DISPLAYS will be installed at Surfway beginning Thursday. All your favorite fruits and veggies will still be available, but while the area is under construction will be re-located within the store. Please pardon our dust and the temporary layout. QUIZZO IS AT 7:30 p.m., Friday, at the Vet’s Hall, hosted by Neil Dye. Questions? Contact Neil Dye or Mike Woundy. KWAJALEIN AMATEUR Radio Club meeting is at 7 p.m., Aug. 7, at the Ham Shack, just south of the Adult Pool. We will be nominating of cers since the September meeting is the Annual Meeting to elect KARC of cers. We will also be planning a ‘work day’ to install junction boxes and run cable. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND University College is waiving the $50 application fee Monday through Aug. 8! Check us out at and apply online. Email for more information. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE Program Community Classes for the month: Weight Management Class meets Aug. 7; Bariatric Support Class meets Aug. 12; ADHD Support Class meets Aug. 14; Smoking Cessation Class is ongoing. All classes meet from 4:45-5:30 p.m., at the Hospital Conference Room. For questions, contact EAP at 55362. CYSS YOUTH SPORTS Basketball League registration is open Aug. 5-26. Season dates are Sept. 9-Oct. 23. Cost is $40 per player. Open to all CYSS Youth in Kindergarten through grade 6. To register visit Central Registration, Building 358, or call 52158. For questions, call Jason Huwe at 53796. SURFSIDE SALON will not be providing manicure or pedicure services until further notice due to the high demand in hair care services. THE LONG AWAITED DAN Oxygen Kits are now available for boat diving to Kwajalein Scuba Club members who are O2 Provider quali ed. The green Oxygen kits may be checkout at the Small Boat Marina. KSC will provide the SBM with a list of divers authorized to check out the kits. In order to qualify you must hold a current O2 Provider card for DAN, PADI, NAUI or other national recognized training agency. To be added to the list, contact KSC Environmental Of cer Bill Williamson. If you would like to become quali ed, KSC will provide one more group class in August; sign up at the dive shop or at the August meeting. 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 Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining FacilityLunch DinnerSunday Oven Fried Chicken Baked Spaghetti Eggs Benedict Thursday BBQ Spareribs Foccacia Chicken Baked Beans Aug. 2 Spaghetti Cheese Tortellini Italian Sausage Thursday Teriyaki Beef Vegetable Egg Foo Yung Chicken Chopsuey Friday Chicken Sandwich Pot Roast Fish Du Jour Friday Hamburger Bonanza Sauteed Chicken Vegetarian Stir-fry Monday Herb Roasted Beef Baked Tuna Casserole Quiche Wednesday Roast Turkey Sage Stuffing Pork Stir-fry Sunday Rosemary Porkloin Oriental Chicken Stir-fry Steamed Red Potatoes Monday Beef Curry Buffalo Chicken Rice Pilaf Tuesday Kwaj Fried Chicken Hawaiian Chopped Steak Potatoes O’Brien Wednesday Top Sirloin Steak Grilled Chicken Noodles Romanoff Tuesday Chicken Enchiladas Pork Carnitas Refried Beans Aug. 2 Breaded Pork Cutlets General Tso’s Chicken Oven Roasted Potatoes


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 30 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 26, 2014 Caf RoiFriday Build Your Own Pancakes Glazed Ham Chicken Coq Au Vin Sunday Korean Beef Steak Hot Turkey Sandwich Veggie Frittata Thursday Char Siu Pork Sand. Beef Stir-fry Veggie Fried RiceAug. 2 Meat Lasagna Spaghetti Marinara Cheesy Garlic BreadThursday Roi Fried Chicken Waffles Cheeseburger Mac Friday Tuna Casserole Yankee Pot Roast Vegetable Medley Monday Beef Fajitas Chicken/Orange Sauce Breakfast Burrito WednesdayBeef Stew Chicken Strips Hot Spiced ApplesSunday Jambalaya Cajun Roast Beef Mashed Potatoes Monday Spaghetti Sauce/Meatballs Cheesy Garlic Bread Tuesday Chicken Fried Steak Chicken Curry Mashed Potatoes Wednesday Carved Roast Beef Herb Chicken Baked Potatoes Tuesday Roast Beef Sandwich Grilled Chicken Breast Fried ZucchiniAug. 2 Philly Cheesesteak Chicken Wings Potato WedgesLunch Dinner 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 racing@ 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-topeer le sharing in order to avoid further violations. Any violation puts the availability of everyone’s Internet access at risk. E-TALK: Waste disposal into the ocean isn’t permitted. Keep the ocean clean and be rewarded with beautiful water and plentiful sh! SAFELY SPEAKING: Remember, bicycles must obey all the same traf c rules as motorists. Ride in single le on the right, and always use a front and rear light at night. Thumbs up! ... to the person that came up with putting stairs in the Adult Pool. Thank you! ... to divers and snorkelers who respect ocean life and leave sh colonies as they found them, like the clown sh at the red carpet anemones at Emon Beach. ... to the Quality of Life Committee for organizing so much fun entertainment for island residents. Keep it coming! ... to the two different RMI workers I saw get off their bikes to pick up trash in the road. Way to keep the island clean! ... to the Plumbing Department for their quick response to a broken hot water heater at the Fire Station. Your service was greatly appreciated!Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Signi cant Impact: Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Flight Test–2 Hypersonic Technology Test The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/ Army Forces Strategic Command completed an Environmental Assessment, prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA. The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Flight Test 2 Hypersonic Technology Test EA analyzes the potential environmental consequences that could result from test-related activities including the preparations, launch, ight, impact and demobilization. The preferred alternative primarily uses facilities in Alaska and at the U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. Based on the information and analysis, the USASMDC/ARSTRAT determined that proposed activities are not expected to result in signi cant impacts to the environment. A nal Finding of No Signi cant Impact and the EA can be viewed and downloaded from the internet at Printed copies of these documents are available for review at the following locations: Of ce Lobby of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Environmental Protection Authority, Majuro, Marshall Islands; Grace Sherwood Library and Roi-Namur Library. DJ Dyverse will be on the 1s and 2s! Must be 21 years old.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 30 Saturday, July 26, 2014 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 70.6 inches Yearly deviation: +31.74 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny 20% E-SE at 3-7 knots Monday Mostly Sunny 10% Variable at 4-8 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 20% NE-E at 5-10 knots Wednesday Partly Sunny 30% NE-E at 5-10 knots Thursday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE-ESE at 5-9 knots Friday Partly Sunny 20% ESE-ESE at 6-10 knots Sunrise Moonrise Low Tide High Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:40 a.m. 6:34 a.m. 10:46 a.m. 0.4Â’ 4:25 a.m. 4.4Â’ 7:11 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 10:38 p.m. 0.3Â’ 4:45 p.m. 3.6Â’ Monday 6:40 a.m. 7:21 a.m. 11:14 a.m. 0.5Â’ 4:54 a.m. 4.5Â’ 7:11 p.m. 7:57 p.m. 11:08 p.m. 0.3Â’ 5:14 p.m. 3.7Â’ Tuesday 6:40 a.m. 8:07 a.m. 11:41 a.m. 0.5Â’ 5:22 a.m. 4.5Â’ 7:11 p.m. 8:38 p.m. 11:38 p.m. 0.3Â’ 5:42 p.m. 3.8Â’ Wednesday 6:40 a.m. 8:52 a.m. -------------------5:50 a.m. 3.4Â’ 7:11 p.m. 9:18 p.m. 12:08 p.m. 0.4Â’ 6:10 p.m. 3.7Â’ Thursday 6:40 a.m. 9:37 a.m. 12:07 a.m. 0.2Â’ 6:18 a.m. 4.2Â’ 7:11 p.m. 9:58 p.m. 12:34 p.m. 0.3Â’ 6:39 p.m. 3.7Â’ Friday 6:40 a.m. 10:22 a.m. 12:37 a.m. 0.0Â’ 6:46 a.m. 3.9Â’ 7:10 p.m. 10:38 p.m. 1:02 p.m. 0.1Â’ 7:11 p.m. 3.5Â’ Aug. 2 6:41 a.m. 11:08 a.m. 1:11 a.m. 0.3Â’ 7:17 a.m. 3.6Â’ 7:10 p.m. 11:20 p.m. 1:33 p.m. 0.1Â’ 7:48 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. Friday, July 18 USAG-KA Splashers tie Chargogg 36-36 Turbo Turtles def. Zissou 60-35*Championship game will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday, at the Family Pool.INNER-TUBE WATER POLOTurbo Turtles 4-1 Chargogg 3-1-1 Micro Commanders 3-2 USAG-KA Splashers 2-2-1 Zissou 1-4 Soggy Bottoms 1-4 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*Includes games through July 16