The Kwajalein hourglass

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S t a f f S g t C o u r t n e y C l i f f o r d a v o c a l i s t i n Staff Sgt. Courtney Clifford, a vocalist in t h e U S A i r F o r c e B a n d o f t h e P a c i f i c Â’ s the U.S. Air Force Band of the PacificÂ’s s u b g r o u p S m a l l K i n e p a u s e s f o r a p h o t o subgroup Small Kine, pauses for a photo w i t h a d o z e n c h i l d r e n d u r i n g t h e b a n d Â’ s with a dozen children during the bandÂ’s A u g 1 5 c o n c e r t a t t h e E b e y e I s l a n d Aug. 15 concert at the Ebeye Island C o m m u n i t y C e n t e r F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 3 Community Center. For more, see page 3. P h o t o b y J o r d a n V i n s o n Photo by Jordan Vinson


2The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 34 Saturday, Aug. 23, 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 When blackbirders came and began stealing people from the islands to sell as slave labor in other countries, the peaceful Marshallese islanders took revenge and started attacking foreign ships. A fleet of 10-20 large outrigger canoes loaded with warriors would prepare themselves for battle. In traditional Marshallese this would be referred to as “Inejin Kopata”. Range operations are scheduled for Aug. 25-29. The caution times are 11 p.m. through midnight or until mission completion. During these times, a closed caution area for ships will be in effect in the open ocean east and west of the Mid Atoll Corridor. The Mid Atoll Corridor is closed until mission completion. Questions regarding the above safety requirements for this mission should be directed to RTS Range Safety Division, at 53577. Juon ien kokemelmel enaj koman ilo ran in monday nan friday, 25 nan 29 ran in august 2014. Awa ko rekauwotata ej 7:30 jota lok nan 11 jota ilo ran kein. Ilo awa kein ba kaki, ijoko renaj kauwotata ej malo ko turear im malo ko turilik in ene ko iloan aelon in. Ene ko ilo iolap in aelon in renaj kilok jen 4:30pm awa elkin raelep ilo 21 ran in august 2014 nan ne ededelok kokemelmel kein. Ne ewor kajitok jouj im call e lok rts range safety division ro ilo 5-3357.MISSION ANNOUNCEMENT Yokwe!Maj. Jeffrey T. Anderson is USAG-KA’s new operations of cer. He came from Colorado Springs, Colorado where he served with SMDC’s 1st Space Brigade. He came with his wife Ashley, his son Dirk, 6, and his daughter Aubrey, 3. Anderson heard about Kwajalein during his prior tours working on SMDC missions in the United States. One of the things he looks forward to the most is the opportunity to spend quality time with his family on the island.


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 34 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 Small Kine shinesArticle by Jordan Vinson Associate EditorA Honolulu-based Air Force band ew out to the Marshall Islands last week for an unprecedented concert tour on Kwajalein Atoll. Small Kine, an offshoot of the Honolulu-based U.S. Air Force Band of the Paci c, performed for about 1,000 Marshall Islands citizens and U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll residents during the four-island tour. During the group’s stay on the atoll, they travelled by plane and boat from island to island to play a mix of Top 40 hits, classic rock, new rock, pop and country for residents on Enniburr, Roi-Namur, Ebeye and Kwajalein. The tour was a historic rst for both the band and those they performed for. While it was the U.S. Air Force Band of the Paci c’s rst trek out to Kwajalein Atoll, it was also the rst instance in which an off-island group came to Enniburr for a live performance. For Staff Sgt. Aaron Kusterer, the group’s guitarist and the noncommissioned of cer in charge of the band, the experience on the islet was something he’ll never forget. “I think one of the highlights for me thus far … was the outreach to [Enniburr]. I think that’s super cool,” he said. “I was told that’s the rst time a band has ever performed there. … That was a major, major pleasure for us to be out there. The people out there were wonderful.” A ve-show tour that took the band to four separate islands in six days, the trip to Kwajalein Atoll was one of Small Kine’s trickier assignments. Just getting their instruments and gear from one venue to the next was a challenge in and of itself. In order to do the Enniburr performance, the gear was own up to Roi-Namur on the Metro, transported by van to the Roi Dock Security Checkpoint, ferried over to the island by boat, and wheeled to the venue by hand-drawn carts with help from local residents. To get the juice they needed, they plugged their gear into a diesel-powered generator they brought with them. It was an adventure that the band thoroughly enjoyed, Kusterer said. After all, not every band gets the opportunity to access a community as far off the beaten path as Enniburr, let alone perform Daft Punk and Bon Jovi hits on makeshift stage amidst imperial Japanese ruins destroyed during WWII. “We’re going into places that, otherwise, might be a lot more dif cult for a band to go,” Kusterer explained. “And that makes it that much more special. That’s what makes it different from a lot of our other tours.” Taking the opportunity to perform for local Marshall Islands communities, was a driving focus among Small Kine’s members from the beginning, said Midori Hobbs, the Kwajalein Range Services community event and entertainment coordinator who worked with the band to plan the tour. Because Small Kine, or any other offshoot of the U.S. Band treats Enniburr to the island community’s first off-island concert Air Force Band of the Paci c, had never yet trekked to U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll, Kusterer and Hobbs had to piece together the band’s transportation, logistics and tour schedule from the ground up. Kusterer made the initial contact, expressing to KRS Community Activities Manager Kim Yarnes the interest among Small Kine in performing in the Marshalls on USAG-KA. Hobbs took over at that point and had been working with Kusterer since. “Midori Hobbs has been awesome,” Kusterer said. “She’s been an excellent [point of contact].” While the band members did a sound check before their show at the Richardson Theater Aug. 16, Hobbs explained a little of the work she and Kusterer, who doubles as the group’s tour manager, had done to get Small Kline Top: Small Kine plays an intimate show on Enniburr the morning of Aug. 15. It was the first known performance of an off-island music group on the island. Photo by Shannon Paulsen. Bottom: The band’s percussionist Staff Sgt. Troy Griffin, at right, gets a warm welcome by a procession of Enniburr residents at the island’s pier. Senior Airman Brian Plank, the group’s bass player, follows behind at left. Photo by Mike Sakaio. See BAND, page 6


4The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 34 Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 KwajaleinTheHourglassTimeCapsule By Jan Waddell ReporterSunday morning at around 6 a.m. a 100foot rope antenna strung between two coconut trees made it possible for a small group of Kwajalein amateur radio enthusiasts to make history. “Thank you very much for the contact. Best wishes,” was the reply from an Earth-Moon-Earth contact made, said Jeffery Parker, Kwajalein Amateur Radio Club president. The club successfully completed an EME that made Marshall Island history. Transmitting a signal at 144 MHz, the club was able to communicate with another amateur radio station in Wisconsin by re ecting a signal off the moon. Several months ago, Kwajalein resident and amateur radio operator, Dave Fortin was approached by Dave Schmocker, an amateur radio operator in the United States, about the possibility of trying EME communication from Kwajalein. Fortin assembled a team of KARC members and began the process of crafting the antenna and assembling the required radio equipment. In order to bounce a signal off the moon and communicate with Wisconsin, conditions must be just right, Parker said. “Our rst window was last Sunday morning and the next is not until mid-September,” Parker said. The KARC members met at the Ham Shack at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, in the pouring rain, and began their quest to transmit a radio signal to other ham radio operators by bouncing the signal off the moon. A transmission that takes around two seconds to complete. They strung the homemade or ‘home-brew’ antenna, as Ivy Springer, KARC member, referred to it, between two palm trees and waited for the new moon to rise. At around 5:50 a.m., the moon rose and the ham radio crew began their rst transmission. Parker sat at the console and transmitted Morse spelling out Schmocker’s call sign, KJ9I, followed by the KARC’s club call sign, V73AX. Then he and other club members gathered around the speakers waiting for a reply. Transmissions from Kwajalein were sent for one minute on every odd minute and club members listened for Schmocker’s transmissions during every even minute. At approximately 6 a.m., KJ9I could be heard through the noise and the contact was quickly acknowledged and completed. “I heard his call sign and sent back a string of the letter OOOs,” Parker said. “Dave Schmocher responded with a string of ROROs and I acknowledged with a string of RRRs to complete the contact.” Following the contact with Schmocker, contact was made with two other amateur radio operators; Gary Crabtree, KB8RQ, in Ohio and David Blaschke, W5UN, in Texas during the 15-minute window. “The contact with Gary was quite loud during which he responded ‘thank you and best wishes,’” Parker said. “It was amazing and very exciting hearing his signal from the moon.” Springer said, “It was fantastic, a truly magical moment in our Ham Shack. It was a great club effort.” Parker added, “We used the moon to re ect the signal back to Earth. The moon was a target. The antenna worked very well.” According to Parker, the EME amateur radio community is very excited about last weekend’s success and a number of U.S. and European stations are hoping for a chance to contact Kwajalein during September’s two windows of opportunity. The KARC also has many other events such as hidden transmitter hunts and provided amateur TV for the Rustman and Rusty Family events on Kwaj. Springer encouraged anyone interested in joining the club to contact her, Parker, Richard Perry or Jack Carey.Radio Club bounces signal o the moon back to Earth Stan Barge and Jeffrey Parker listen for signals reflected from the moon.Photo by Ivy Springer>>>> Take a look at what the Kwajalein Amateur Radio Club was up to 10 years ago. This article was originally published Aug. 20, 2004.


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 34 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 Kwajalein Hospital: Avoid peroxide and alcohol when treating woundsArticle by Rita L. Dominguez RN, BSN, CNORSo, you were out snorkeling and cut your leg on a piece of coral? What do you use to clean your wound? The rst thought for many residents might be to grab that brown bottle of peroxide, pour it all over the wound and watch those bubbles form. You might add a few doses of rubbing alcohol for good measure and scream out in pain. As you’ve likely heard before—if it hurts, you’re doing it right. Right? Well, while you may have successfully demonstrated a classic chemical reaction t for a science fair project, what you’ve done is actually bad news for your open wound. It is true that the chemical reaction that produces those bubbles—and that painful burning—destroys the bacteria that might have been transferred from the coral. But what the peroxide and alcohol also destroy is the surrounding tissue, along with specialized cells used in the healing process. Contrary to popular opinion, by saturating your wound with peroxide and rubbing alcohol, you’re actually delaying your wound’s healing process. To put it simply, it doesn’t matter if you have an abrasion, cut, puncture, laceration or bite: Anytime you have a break in the skin, bacteria, spores and other microscopic critters now have an easy path into your body. By applying peroxide and alcohol, you’re delaying the healing of your wound—in effect, keeping that pathway into your body open longer and inviting more and more bacteria inside What’s the outcome? You may end up with wounds that take much longer than normal to heal. You may end up developing scar tissue or an illness. And you might even get a nasty infection that requires serious medical attention. Fortunately, the safest and most thorough way to clean your wound is also the least painful. The next time you wreck your bike or cut your leg on some coral, follow the guidelines at right to properly treat your wounds and get it right the rst time. The acronym C-L-E-A-N is easy to remember and will help give your wound the foundation it needs to heal. All the ingredients described are either in your home already or can be picked up cheaply at the store.C CLEAN your wound with WATER—not peroxide and alcohol! You want to ush the wound with lots of water for at least veseven minutes. If you want, you can use antiseptic soap and a scrub brush to remove loose dirt and debris. The key is to remember to ush the wound with plain water—lots and lots of WATER.L LOOK inside the wound for debris. Sand, coral bits, gravel, pieces of glass and more can remain embedded. You need to try and get them out. If you need to, you can use tweezers that have been cleaned with alcohol to extract the embedded particles. But remember to continue to ush the wound with WATER. If you cannot get the debris out yourself, please don’t hesitate to come to the hospital for help.E EXAMINE the wound and its edges for cleanliness. If it still looks dirty, it most likely is. Continue to ush it with water. Also, if your wound continues to bleed, or if you are unable to remove embedded debris, gently cover the wound and immediately come to the hospital for help. If you have a wound with excessive bleeding, always apply pressure and keep adding bandages if break-through bleeding develops. Try to keep the wound above the level of your heart, and get to the hospital quickly.A APPLY antibiotic ointment liberally to your wound and cover it with a bandage for at least 48 hours. Make sure to change the bandage if it gets dirty or wet. You can judge for yourself how long to keep the bandage on by what activities you do. Just remember to keep the wound clean and re-apply the antibiotic ointment before re-covering.N NOT HEALING after ve days? Check for signs of infection: increased redness, swelling, increased pain, warmer than usual or hot to touch, red streaking, foul odor, drainage or pus coming from the wound. You de nitely want to seek medical attention for a possible infection. Don’t hesitate—it can escalate! The potential for a serious infection requiring hospitalization, IV antibiotics or surgical intervention is always a possibility, especially out here. Knowing the signs of infection and taking the steps to follow C-L-E-A-N, can help reduce the odds of a super infection. Please remember, medical help is always available. Call the Hospital at 52223/52224 anytime you have questions regarding wound treatment.References for this article: rst-aid-cuts/ basics/art-20056711;; http://www.


6The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 34 Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 Small Kine: Key Facts >> WHO GUITAR: Staff Sgt. Aaron Kusterer VOCALISTS: Senior Airman Devin Martin Staff Sgt. Courtney Clifford BASS: Senior Airman Brian Plank PERCUSSION: Staff Sgt. Troy Griffin AUDIO ENGINEER: Senior Airman Michael Smith>> WHAT Small Kine is smaller, acoustic subgroup of the larger U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific. The current con->> WHEREBased out of Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Small Kine usually sticks to the Hawaiian island chain, performing for American service members and civilians. But every now and then the band members pack their bags, grab their instruments and fly out to entertain U.S. service members and civilians in more far-flung locations like Wake Island, American Samoa and Australia. The trip to Kwajalein Atoll was one such outreach initiatives. Their next international destination might be New USAG-KA and from gig to gig. “It was basically about working from the ground up for both of us,” Hobbs explained. “Because it was [Kusterer’s] rst time coming out to Kwaj and my rst time working with the U.S. Air Force Band of the Paci c.” Having shepherded the band to and from the Enniburr and Roi-Namur performances, she said that the music Small Kine played was a breath of fresh air for those on USAG-KA and its neighboring islands. After all, it’s not every day that the installation residents and their Marshallese neighbors get to enjoy live, professional concerts by bands own in from the States. “I’m hoping some Enniburr kid heard [Bon Jovi’s] ‘Dead or Alive’ for the rst time, and that it changes his life forever,” she laughed. “He might pick up a guitar and go to the Berkeley School of Music and become a star.” All in all, the band members said that the trip was like no other tour Small Kine had ever experienced. “We’ve had an awesome time here,” Kusterer said. “It’s been an awesome rst time. We couldn’t ask for anything better.” Both Hobbs and Kusterer said they’d like to arrange another trip sometime in the future. Now that the groundwork has all been laid out in terms of logistics, it should be much easier next time around. “Community Activities and USAG-KA know what to expect,” Hobbs said. “And Small Kline knows what to expect … they know Kwaj now.” A special thanks goes out to the everyone involved in helping Small Kine and KRS Community Activities during the tour: the RMI Kwajalein Atoll Local Government, the RMI Liaison Of ce and the USAG-KA Host Nation Directorate. Top: Hundreds of Ebeye residents crowd into the Island Community Center for Small Kine’s Aug. 16 performance on the island. Middle: Staff Sgt. Aaron Kusterer, Small Kine’s guitarist, joins Senior Airman Devin Martin, right, and Senior Airman Brian Plank in the chorus of a song by the band Imagine Dragons. Bottom: Staff Sgt. Courtney Clifford, one of Small Kine’s vocalists, left, dances with Ebeye resident Jason Kaminaga and children during the Ebeye concert. The band wraps up its five-show tour of Kwajalein Atoll at the Vet’s Hall Monday night. Photos by Jordan Vinson Photo by Jordan Vinson figuration of Small Kine has been together for 6-7 months. BAND, from page 3


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 34 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 Uniting Kwaj and Ebeye with music Hourglass ReportsKwajalein and Ebeye residents were treated to a series of unique music acts Sunday at the Island Memorial Chapel. Organized by Kwaj resident Princess Gooden, the rst annual Gospel Explosion featured musicians whose performances ran the gamut from acoustic folk to religious hymns. The overarching goal of the event, Gooden explained, was to encourage a greater sense of unity between the communities of Ebeye and Kwajalein and to bring the islands’ residents together with music. “It was really an event to bring unity through our faith,” Gooden said. “My idea was that they love to sing and dance on Ebeye. I was looking for something that we could do to bring them over for community unity.” Residents from both Kwajalein and Ebeye contributed the talent for the event.More than 200 people in all attended, and among them were groups from four of the churches on Ebeye: the Seventh Day Adventist Church, the Queen of Peace Church, the Salvation Army Church and the First Assembly of God Christ Ambassador Church. Organizing the performances and obtaining the day passes for all Kwajalein visitors was a lot of work, Gooden said. She couldn’t have pulled it off without help from the staff at the U.S. Army GarrisonKwajalein Atoll Host Nation Directorate and Kwajalein’s RMI Ministry of Foreign Affairs of ce, she said. “It took lots of volunteers from both islands,” Gooden said. “And I appreciate all the help we got from everybody.” The payoff was most certainly worth the effort. “We’re connecting now. We made our goal,” Gooden said. “We’re connected through Facebook now. Even my Highlights from the first annual Gospel Explosion. Clockwise, from top-left: 1) A group from Ebeye’s Queen of Peace Catholic Church sings a hymn. 2) Princess Gooden, the mistress of the ceremony, addresses the crowd of more than 200 Kwaj and Ebeye residents while musicians get ready to perform. 3) Children from the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Ebeye play recorders. 4) A young couple from Ebeye perform an original song for the crowd. visits over to Ebeye are different now. … We’re here on their island. ... I thought we should try to do something to come together.” The joint church service is something Gooden and her volunteers plan on repeating in the future, both on Kwajalein and Ebeye. As part of another uni cation initiative further down the road, she plans on organizing a community play on Ebeye, which will incorporate volunteers from both islands. Yokwe!There are some new faces at the U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Of ce of the Provost Marshal. Capt. Pamela DeVille is USAG-KA’s new provost marshal. She came with her daughter Annabelle from Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Bedwell is the new provost sergeant. He came from Fort Stewart, Georgia. After receiving their orders to serve on USAG-KA, they learned about Kwajalein Atoll by researching the installation via the Internet and by perusing back issues of the Hourglass. Both DeVille and Bedwell look forward to immersing themselves in water sports like SCUBA diving. They agree that the low stress atmosphere and the outdoor recreation available are major selling points for USAG-KA.


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10The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 34 Saturday, Aug. 23, 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 WANTEDFCE BENEFITS has an immediate opening for a Parttime Bene ts Assistant Representative on Kwajalein Perform a variety of duties associated with administrative and support functions for the FCE Bene ts of ce, partnering with the HR teaming companies (KRS/CMSI/ BAI). This includes written and verbal correspondence, customer service, basic of ce duties, and processing of Bene ts documentation. Assist Bene ts Administrator with monthly New Employee Orientation and Annual Open Enrollment. Requirements include a H.S. Diploma, 2 years administrative experience, strong computer skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to obtain a CAC (Common Access Card) and Network Access. Stop by the Human Resources Of ce (Bldg 700) for an FCE Bene ts Employment Application, Tues Sat 7:30am to 4:30pm or contact Diane Peters at #5-0939 diane.r.peters.ctr@ KRS 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 FOUNDJBL INTERNATIONAL spear gun, found in one of the American reef pools near the Adult Swimming Pool. Call 52428 to describe and claim. SIZE 4 CHILDREN’S Bongo boots, found on path by the Rich Theater Aug. 19. Please call 54547. FOR SALETWO FULL, UNCUT sheets of marine-grade plywood, APN 40/20 Exposure, 4 feet-by-8 feet, .562 inches (9/16 inches) thick, $100 for the pair. Sun female bike frames. Call 52642 and leave a message. PLANTS: ALOE, HIBISCUS, desert rose, basil and more located at Quarter 104A. Call 51829. 20-INCH BOY’S BIKE, BMX style, black, on Kwaj for two months, good condition, minimal rust, $75; training wheels, barely used, in box with hardware and instructions, $20. Call 54692. MAINSAIL, good condition, maxi-roach, 42-feet, 6-inches luff, 14’-2” foot, full-battens, loose foot, three reefs, triplestitched seams. Includes all batten hardware and battens, made by Hasse & Co. (Port Townsend Sails), $1,800 OBO. Call 53470. 2000 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. COMMUNITY NOTICESBEGINNING MONDAY and continuing through Aug. 30 or until mission completion, all private boats and B-boats will not be allowed to le oat plans during the hours of 7 p.m.6 a.m. due to safety concerns with launch window caution areas and Mid Atoll Corridor closures. KRC’S MONTHLY FUN Run #1 for 2014/15 season will ocur at 5:30 p.m., Monday. The public and visitors are WELCOME. Distance options for Monday are 1/2 mile, two miles and four miles. Just show up near the Bowling Alley entrance by 5:25 p.m. and sign in. Questions? Call Bob and Jane at 51815. BOY SCOUTS. Is there an Eagle Scout in your future? A parent information session and sign up opportunity will take place at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Scout Hut. The sign up opportunity is for boys aged 11-17 or boys who have entered 6th grade. The meeting will be short, but you are welcome to stay for questions or to sign up. The rst weekly Scout meeting will be 7-8 p.m., Sept. 4. Questions? Call Jane Sholar 51815. QUIZZO 7:30 p.m., Friday, at the Vet’s Hall. Your host will be Damien Henning. Questions? Contact Jan Abrams or Mike Woundy. THE AAFES EXPRESS will close at 6 p.m. on Friday due to painting. BIRTHDAY BASH. Aug. 30, 8 p.m., at the Ocean View Club. If your birthday is in August, bring your K-badge with you and present it to the bartender to receive complimentary drinks and cake. You Must be 21 years old. Contact Barbara Hutchins REGISTRATION for the Around the Atoll in 80 Days Challenge is open until Aug. 30. The challenge runs Sept. 2-Nov. 20. Participants can swim, bike and run to the ultimate goal of completing the entire mileage distance of the atoll. Make those mileage distances, and win a prize. Questions? Want to register? Call 51275. REGISTRATION for the 2014 Outdoor Soccer Season is open until Aug. 30. Season play runs Sept. 9-Oct. 24. Cost is $100 per team. Questions? Call 51275. KYC WILL HOLD its monthly meeting Aug. 30 at the Yacht Club. Happy Hour at 5:30 p.m.; meeting at 6:30 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Entree will be provided, so bring a side dish to share. Questions? Contact Tim Cullen at yeoman@ THE KWAJ LABOR DAY Celebration will take place Sept. 1 at Emon Beach. The schedule is as follows. 3-5 p.m. food, in atables, crafts, sh prints (Bring a T-shirt to print on); 6 p.m.: Live performance by Radar Love; 8:30 p.m.: Fireworks. Call 53331 for details. THE FAMILY POOL will be closed Sept. 1 in support of the Labor Day Beach Bash. KWAJALEIN AMATEUR Radio Club’s next meeting is at 7 p.m., Sept. 4, at the Ham Shack. This is our annual meeting for electing KARC Of cers. We’ll also discuss the upcoming Sept. 8 Work party. There will be a VE session following the meeting. Call Paula at 53470 with any questions. BALLROOM DANCE Class. Come out and learn to ChaCha and Jitterbug, AKA swing dance. The group will meet at these times and dates: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26 at CRC Room 1. We will move on to other ballroom dances in October, including Rumba, Foxtrot and East Coast Swing. For additional info email kwajdance@ PER NEW FOOD safety regulations, coffee re lls are no longer available for personal mugs or paper cups brought into the bakery. Re lls are available for in-house service only--those patrons who remain in the bakery. Thank you for your cooperation. ENERGY CONSERVATION. Use lights only when you need them. Turn lights off in unoccupied areas, including patio lights when you go to bed. Use energy-saving compact uorescent lights (CFL); they last much longer, and you won’t have to change them as often. Plus, they are FREE at Self Help. ALL AVAILABLE TEMPORARY billeting space on USAGKA (Kwaj Lodge, Jabro and Roi) have been committed to support the in ux of TDY personnel during the months of August and September. The Housing Of ce is unable to accept additional temporary lodging requests for these months.Residents sponsoring guests during this time will need to make alternate housing arrangements. IVEY GYM REMINDER: Closed-toe athletic shoes are required for use of Ivey Gym. This provides for safe exercise practice by all patrons using the gym to include cardio, strength and free weight equipment. Patrons wearing sandals or inappropriate footwear will be asked to exit the gym and return with proper footwear. Questions? Call the Recreation Of ce at 51275. SUBSCRIBER’S OF RESIDENTIAL INTERNET: We have been noti ed by our Internet Service Provider (ISP) 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 (AUP). 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. E-TALK: The Eniwetak Conservation Area has been established to promote conservation of wildlife and coral reef resources. Visitors are NOT allowed without consent from USAG-KA. SAFELY SPEAKING: Before you take part in any outdoor activity you should make sure you are physically t. Getting your body ready is the key to avoiding strain and injury. Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining FacilityLunch DinnerSunday Oven-fried Chicken Baked Spaghetti Scalloped Potatoes Thursday BBQ Spare Ribs Foccacia Chicken Breast Baked Beans Aug.30 Spaghetti/Pasta Italian Sausage Garlic Bread Thursday Teriyaki Beef Veggie Egg Foo Young Sesame Noodles Friday Grilled Ham and Swiss Fush Du Jour Vegetarian Pasta Friday Hamburger Bonanza Veggie Stir-fry Rice Pilaf Monday Herb-roasted Beef Baked Tuna Casserole Oven Roast Potatoes Wednesday Herb-roasted Chicken Oriental Pork Stir-fry Mashed Potatoes Sunday Roast Porkloin Oriental Chicken Stir-fry Steamed Red Potatoes Monday Beef Curry Buffalo Style Chicken Green Beans and Corn Tuesday Kwaj Fried Chicken Potatoes O’Brien Peas and Carrots Wednesday Roast Prime Rib Grilled Chicken Noodles Romanoff Tuesday Beef Stroganoff Egg Noodles Chicken Breast Aug.30 Breaded Pork Cutlets General Tso’s Chicken Oven-roasted Potatoes


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 34 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 Disinfec on By-Products in Drinking Water on Meck IslandThe Meck Island water tests performed during second quarter FY14 showed Total Trihalomethane (TTHM) levels in the drinking water above the maximum contaminant level (MCL). Trihalomethanes represent a group of chemicals generally referred to as “disinfec on by-products”. They are formed when chlorine is used to disinfect water to make it safe for drinking. They result from a reac on between the chlorine and naturally occurring organic compounds in the raw water. Mandatory public no ca on is required when a contaminant exceeds the MCL. Poten al health e ects from long term consumpon of water with elevated levels of TTHM include liver and kidney problems or increased risk of cancer. However, poten al short term exposure by healthy adults has not been shown to lead to adverse health e ects. Poten al exposures to Meck personnel can be considered short term due to the limited me the MCL has been exceeded. Installa on of a granular ac vated carbon (GAC) lter system has begun on Meck and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2014. This GAC lter system will treat the en re Meck drinking water system to remove those naturally occurring organic compounds before the water is disinfected with chlorine, e ec vely reducing the resul ng TTHMs to minimal levels. In the mean me, an ac vated carbon point-of-use lter is installed on the tap outside the water treatment plant to lter out TTHMs and provide safe drinking and cooking water for Meck personnel from this tap only. Showering and face-washing at other loca ons will have no nega ve effects. These ac vi es may con nue at any shower or potable water tap. If you have any further ques ons, please contact Leigh Pinney, KRS ES&H, at 55374 Caf RoiFriday Mongolian Grill Night Sunday Baked Ham Eggs Benedict Franconia Potatoes Thursday Stir-fry Beef Chicken and Broccoli Veggie Chow FunAug.30Meatball Sub Bratwurst Mashed Potatoes Thursday Fried Chicken Jamaican Meat Pie Hot and Sweet Tofu Friday Chicken Enchilada Casserole Pinto Beans Mexican Rice Monday Pepper Steak Glazed Pork Loin Quiche WednesdayHamburger Steak Mac and Cheese Grilled Bacon and CheeseSunday Chopped Steak Spicy Asian Noodles Steamed Rice Monday Chicken and Dumplings Braised Beef Au Gratin Tuesday Pork Loin Baked Chicken Baked Beans Wednesday Roast Beef Baked Potatoes Veggies Tuesday Kahlu Pork Stir-fry Veggies Roast PotatoesAug. 30Pot Roast Herb-baked Fish Mashed PotatoesLunch Dinner Boating Notice The area inside of November buoy will be closed Aug. 29–Sept. 2 to all boating for safety reasons related to the reworks. Please maintain a minimum distance of 860 feet from the water barge at all times. This includes SCUBA diving. Questions? Call the CA Of ce at 53331. Diving Notice Diving off Emon Beach will be prohibited while the water barge with reworks is anchored off shore. Tentative off-limits dates are Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Questions? Call the CA Of ce at 53331. Fireworks Safety Perimeter A safety perimeter of 860 feet must be maintained around the water barge and reworks container at all times. Please do not swim, kayak, SUP, dive or boat within this area. Swimming in the designated areas at Emon will be allowed, until the start of the reworks show. At that time, all residents will need to vacate the water. Questions? Call the CA Of ce at 53331.Kwajalein Range Services Ri’katak Lunch Program Needs Your Support KRS provides lunch meals for 49 guest students from Ebeye (Ri’katak Lunch Program) since they do not have the opportunity to return home as the island resident students do. These meals are not provided as part of the contract, but rather they are supported by voluntary donations. Individuals, companies, and different organizations may voluntarily contribute to the program to ensure that Ri’katak students have a nutritious meal for lunch. The box lunches include deli sandwiches, baked chicken and rice, fruit, vegetables, water, and cookies. All of the lunches are prepared by Zamperini Dining Facility and are delivered to the schools. The cost of each lunch is $3.40 daily per student and based on a 180-day school year, the total cost per student for the entire academic year is $612. Voluntary donations can be made in any amount up to and including a full year’s worth of lunches. Anyone wishing to support this worthwhile cause may send a donation to Janette Bishop in Building 603 (Hospital Administration Office, 2nd Floor). Checks should be made out to “KRS” and annotated in the remarks section to indicate “Ri’katak Lunch Program.” For questions, email Janette Bishop at or Kimm Breen at Labor Day Fireworks Show Notices Kwajalein Swim Team practices begin Monday! e practice schedule is as follows: Monday practice 13 yrs and older – 8:15-9:30 a.m. 9-12 year olds – 9:30-10:30 a.m. 8 yrs and under – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday and Friday practices 8 yrs and under – 5-6 p.m. 9-12 year olds – 6-7 p.m. 13 yrs and older – 7-8:15 p.m. Questions? Contact Lynn Leines at 52545.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 34 Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 76.84 inches Yearly deviation: +28.73 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny 30% E-SE at 8-12 knots Monday Partly Sunny 20% ENE-ESE at 5-9 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 20% E-SE at 4-8 knots Wednesday Mostly Sunny 10% ESE-SE at 5-9 knots Thursday Mostly Sunny 10% ESE-SE at 4-8 knots Friday Partly Sunny 20% SE-E at 3-6 knots Ready and Resilient Wellness CalendarEvents are sponsored by the Community Health Promotional Council and are free of charge to the community. Sunrise Moonrise Low Tide High Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:41 a.m. 5:19 a.m. 9:55 a.m. -0.3Â’ 3:36 a.m. 4.1Â’ 7:02 p.m. 5:56 p.m. 9:52 p.m. -0.2Â’ 3:56 p.m. 3.6Â’ Monday 6:41 a.m. 6:05 a.m. 10:21 a.m. 1.1Â’ 4:05 a.m. 4.3Â’ 7:01 p.m. 6:37 p.m. 10:21 p.m. 1.0Â’ 4:23 p.m. 3.9Â’ Tuesday 6:41 a.m. 6:50 a.m. 10:46 a.m. 1.3Â’ 4:32 a.m. 4.5Â’ 7:01 p.m. 7:18 p.m. 10:49 p.m. 1.2Â’ 4:49 p.m. 4.1Â’ Wednesday 6:41 a.m. 7:35 a.m. 11:11 a.m. 1.0Â’ 4:59 a.m. 4.5Â’ 7 p.m. 7:58 p.m. 11:17 p.m. 1.1 5:15 p.m. 4.1Â’ Thursday 6:41 a.m. 8:21 a.m. 11:36 a.m. 0.7Â’ 5:25 a.m. 4.4Â’ 7 p.m. 8:38 p.m. 11:45 p.m. 0.7Â’ 5:42 p.m. 4.2Â’ Friday 6:41 a.m. 9:07 a.m. 12:01 p.m. 0.3Â’ 5:51 a.m. 4.2Â’ 6:59 p.m. 9:20 p.m. --------------------6:09 p.m. 4.1Â’ Aug. 30 6:41 a.m. 9:54 a.m. 12:27 p.m. -0.3Â’ 6:18 a.m. 4.0Â’ 6:59 p.m. 10:03 p.m. 12:14 a.m. -0.2Â’ 6:38 p.m. 3.9Â’... to Small Kine for all their awesome shows on Third Island, RoiNamur, Kwajalein and Ebeye. We hope to see the Air Force Band of the Paci c again in the future. Komol Tata! ... to Midori Hobbs for all her work organizing the Small Kine trip out to Kwajalein Atoll and their performances on all the islands they visited. ... to Dr. Larry Whitcomb and his medical team, all of whom successfully performed surgery on Lucky, the Busquet familyÂ’s dog. You guys saved his life. Thumbs up!Ask & nswer Feedback from the ongoing KRS survey regarding service experiences Community Services strives to o er a variety of events for both families and unaccompanied residents. We have weekly karaoke, club events, bi-monthly bingo, quarterly bowling functions, sports leagues and facilities including the movie theaters, hobby shop and library that all o er services for adults. If there is some other type of programming you would like to see, please take a moment to complete our survey at: