The Kwajalein hourglass

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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 U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense C o m m a n d C o m m a n d e r L t G e n D a v i d Command Commander Lt. Gen. David M a n n s p e a k s w i t h U S A G K A s t a f f Mann speaks with USAG-KA staff, D e p a r t m e n t o f t h e A r m y c i v i l i a n s a n d Department of the Army civilians and c i v i l i a n c o n t r a c t o r s d u r i n g a s p e c i a l t o w n civilian contractors during a special town h a l l m e e t i n g T u e s d a y F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 3 hall meeting Tuesday. 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 35 Saturday, Aug. 30, 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 PremoGrace Sherwood Library Summer Reading Program draws downThe Grace Sherwood Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program ended last week. The program, which was designed by Community Activities staff for both children and adults, encouraged participants to devour as much literature as possible during the summer months. Judging by the final numbers, Kwajalein is teeming with ravenous readers. Data on child participation Total Books Read 641 Total Pages Read 60,790 Total Participants 47 Top three child readers: Books Elizabeth Richey 120 Seth Wilson 67 Meg Ardrey (tie) 66 Charlie Ardrey (tie) 66 Top three child readers: Pages Elizabeth Richey 28,448 Abigail Whatcott 9,091 Ciannna Gimple 4,716 Data on adult participation Total participants 19 Total books read 47 Top three adult readers: Books Paula Peters 20 books Rebecca Bradley 19 books Amy Abramo (tie) 3 books Jenny Schwartz (tie) 3 books Highlights from KRS Recreation Specialist Midori Hobbs, the program organizer: -In the children’s program, the individual who read the most pages and the most books was the same person: Elizabeth Richey. -This was the first time we’ve done the adult summer reading program. They sent in synopses of their books, which were very entertaining and fun to read. -Kids came in weekly on Wednesdays for circus-themed crafts and stories -Top readers received “swag bags” full of fun stuff -During the last week of the program, we did a craft, read a book, enjoyed treats and watched a “Clifford the Big Red Dog” movie -We want to continue and encourage all to continue reading throughout the year, and we’ll see them next year for another fun-filled summer of reading. Kwajalein Emon Lifeguard All other beaches CRC Bowling Center Golf Course Country Club Hobby Shop Library Adult Pool Family Pool SBM Surfway Surfside Salon Sunrise Bakery Ocean View Club Post Office Zamperini Dining AAFES Express AAFES Pxtra Burger King Subway Anthony’s Pizza American Eatery Community Bank Roi-Namur AAFES Express Small Boat Marina Third Island Store Outrigger Snack Bar Outrigger Bar Sept. 1 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Buddy system 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Normal hours 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Closed Buddy system Closed 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 1-5 p.m. Check store Check store 4:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Closed Normal hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Closed 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 8 a.m.-6p.m. Closed Noon-2 p.m. 5-9 p.m. Sept. 2 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Buddy system Closed Closed Normal hours Closed 1-6 p.m. Closed Buddy system 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 1-7 p.m. Check store Check store 4:30-11 p.m. Closed Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Closed Normal hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Noon-2 p.m. 5-9 p.m.Labor Day Weekend Hours of Operation Thumbs up! ... to all the people who have signed up for the Around the Atoll in 80 Days Challenge. We’re going to have fun running, biking and swimming! ... to all the Labor Day Beach Bash volunteers!


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 35 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 Acting USAG-KA Protocol Officer Shannon Paulsen is awarded the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service by Col. Nestor Sadler and Lt. Gen. David Mann. Sadler praises Staff Sgt. Geraldine TurituriÂ’s work at the Kwajalein Post Office before presenting her with a CommanderÂ’s Coin at the end of the town hall meeting. Chief Resiliency Trainer Ray Drefus is awarded the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service. SMDC Commander Lt. Gen. David Mann speaks with USAG-KA staff, Department of the Army civilians and civilian contractors during an afternoon town hall meeting Tuesday. He touched on everything from the defense budget and the Air Force Space Fence to the U.S. Postal Service and medical care on the installation.SMDC Commander addresses USAG-KA in second town hallArticle and photos by Jordan Vinson Associate EditorU.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Commander Lt. Gen. David Mann hosted a town hall meeting this week for U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll staff, Department of the Army civilians and civilian contractors. At a packed forum at the Corlett Recreation Center Tuesday, Mann highlighted the installationÂ’s strategic place within the nationÂ’s defense and its role in several recent landmark weapons tests and the national space tracking mission. At the top of the agenda was the Defense DepartmentÂ’s Advanced Hypersonic Weapon, part of the U.S. militaryÂ’s Prompt Global Strike program. A planned Tuesday morning test of the weaponÂ’s capabilities failed at the Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska. The test, which was designed to send the weapon to Kwajalein Atoll, was aborted after liftoff due to an anomaly in the launch vehicle. Despite the outcome of the Mann emphasized his respect and appreciation for the months of hard work that USAG-KA, RTS and civilian contractors put into preparing for the test on the receiving end on Kwajalein Atoll. The SMDC commander said that he was certainly excited about the U.S. Air Force Space Fence, a complex that is slated to begin its initial construction phase within a year. He said that the site will in no small way help secure a bright future for RTS and USAG-KA on Kwajalein Atoll. With the ever-expanding role of space and its importance both in terms of military and civilian impacts, the unprecedented view into space around the Earth will ensure a rock solid future for the installation, he said. Mann emphasized the strategic importance of USAG-KA and RTS. With a nod to the U.S.Â’ ongoing strategic rebalance to the Paci c, he said that the installation boasts capabilities unlike any other availsee MANN, page 12


4The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 35 Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 U.S. Navy Seabee Jefferson Bobo, middle, stops by the USAG-KA Command Headquarters Building to visit with Command Sgt. Maj. Reginald Gooden, left, and USAG-KA Commander Col. Nestor Sadler, right.Former Ri’katak student finds future with U.S. Navy Seabees Article and photo by Jordan Vinson Associate EditorU.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Command staff took an opportunity last week to meet former Kwajalein Schools Ri’katak student and newly-minted U.S. Navy Seabee Jefferson Bobo. At the USAG-KA Headquarters Building off Ocean Road on Kwajalein, Bobo updated Commander Col. Nestor Sadler and Command Sgt. Maj. Reginald Gooden on the steps he has taken during his post-Kwajalein years. Sadler and Gooden shook the sailor’s hand, wished him luck and marked the occasion with a photo opportunity at the headquarters conference room. Bobo’s decision to join the ranks of the U.S. Naval Construction Force as a Seabee wasn’t born within him. It was a rather meandering path that he followed before arriving at the Navy’s doorstep. Having graduated from Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School in 2007, Bobo attended the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut where he studied engineering. But he didn’t begin serving in the Coast Guard as an of cer after getting his Bachelor’s degree four years later. “International cadets go there from other countries just like any other military academy,” he said. “And they graduate, and they go back to their countries to become of cers in their military. But we don’t have a military; the U.S. provides our defense.” In lieu of military service, Bobo shopped around for work at a number of RMI governmental agencies where he could apply what he learned at the academy. There were options at the Ministry of Transportation’s Maritime Division, the RMI Ports Authority and even a job working in the RMI Sea Patrol. What he settled on, though, was a position with the RMI Ministry of Public Works in Majuro. It was there that he was able to engage his knowledge of engineering and get to work on development projects on the atoll and elsewhere. The construction work currently underway on the Ebeye pier is one of the projects he designed. It was soon after, though, that something changed his view of everything. “A year and a half ago I met some Seabees that came out [to Majuro] that were planning [development] missions, and my boss told me that I was going to be the point of contact in Majuro.” The Sailors had come to port as part of the Navy Paci c Partnership Program, an initiative by the U.S. Paci c Fleet to perform engineering projects for regional partners and foster goodwill among host nations and aid international humanitarian and relief agencies. Part of Bobo’s job was to meet with the Seabees, help identify different projects for them to work on during their stay on Majuro Atoll and serve as their local contact. It was a good experience helping plan their coming projects, he said. But it was an even better opportunity to pick their brains about what it’s like to work in the Navy as a Seabee. “From my work with them I had helped them plan their Paci c Partnership Program that they did up here in the Marshall Islands,” he said. “So they were able to do that. But at the same time I was able to talk one-on-one with them.” They told him of the many bene ts to life as a Seabee, such as the ample travel opportunities and sense of adventure, nancial perks and the pride gained from designing and building projects that have immediate impact on the people they help, be they military or civilian. It was at that point that he nally knew what he really wanted to do with his life. “I want to be a Seabee,” he said. Having just completed his Navy vocational training, Bobo ew out from his station at Port Hueneme Naval Base, California to visit with friends and family back home in the Marshall Islands before of cially starting his job as a Seabee engineering aid. During the weeklong leave, Bobo was able to walk through his old stomping grounds on Ebeye and visit the Kwajalein school buildings where his interest in engineering and construction science rst began to bud. He explained that it was what he learned and experienced during his formative years in the Kwajalein Schools system that helped get him to where he is today. “It all started by just going to school here and having that opportunity and realizing that it was there and having the commitment and the inspiration and encourage-see SEABEE, page 6


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 35 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 Dispatch from PohnpeiArticle by Molly Premo Media Services InternIt’s the last race of the last day of the swim meet at the Micronesian Games in Pohnpei, the Federated States of Microneisa. Three days of intense competition among swimmers from island nations and states across Micronesia have led to this moment. Lined up side by side, the lead swimmer from each relay team steps up to the edge of the 25 meter freshwater pool, slides on her goggles and gets into position. At the sound of the whistle, they launch forward and dive into the water like seabirds. The Republic of the Marshall Islands team quickly pulls ahead, but so does the undefeated swim squad from Guam. By the time the nal swimmers of each team begins hitting the water, Guam has begun to pull ahead, cutting through the water apace. But under a chorus of cheering and yelling by teammates and spectators, a nal rally by the RMI girls inches the team’s last swimmer neck and neck and nally past the swimmer from Guam. When the nal swimmer reaches out and touches the wall of the pool with her hand, the job is done: The RMI girls have beaten the undefeated Guam team and have taken rst place. Scenes like this abounded at FSM state of Pohnpei’s athletic facilities July 20-29 during the 2014 Micronesian Games. A quadrennial international competition featuring a wide range of sports in the Micronesian region, the Games in Pohnpei hosted more than 1,500 athletes, 200 of cials and 2,000 spectators this year. It was Pohnpei’s rst stab at hosting the event and the eighth installment of the Micronesian Games since the event’s inception in 1969. A total of eight nations or states participated in the 10-day competition. Joining the Marshall Islands were Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the four states within the Federated States of Micronesia: Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae and Yap. The Games featured competitions in some of the more garden variety, imported sports like baseball, basketball, soccer, table tennis, volleyball, softball and wrestling. But true to the spirit of Micronesian culture and society, the event also included competitions unique to the region, such as coconut tree climbing, coconut husking and spear shing. The Republic of the Marshall Islands, which nished the Games in third place overall with 90 medals total, participated in basketball, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, weightlifting and wrestling competitions. The RMI swim team was one of the country’s strongest teams, earning 34 of 90 medals itself. (The weightlifting team, which earned 30 medals—many of them gold— was the other strongpoint). The RMI swim team arrived in Pohnpei on July 17, and the squad had three days to adjust to the 25 meter fresh water pool and get acquainted with the athletes’ village. The team was designated practice times at the pool, which was only a short walk from the village. Within the village, one of the local school classrooms was cleared out for the athletes to stay in. Because different teams from the same country were grouped together, the swim team shared a room with the RMI track team, weight lifters and table tennis players. The school’s cafeteria provided all meals throughout the entire competition. On competition days swimmers arrived at the pool at 8 a.m. to warm up for preliminary heats, and the races started at 9 a.m. Different events were spread out over the three-day meet with prelims lasting for about three hours each morning. Later in the day swimmers who had made the top six times in the prelims would compete in nals. Warm ups for nals started at 3 p.m. In between each race the medals were awarded for the previous races in which the country that won gold medals would have its anthem played. After all the individual races had taken place, swimmers hit the water for the relay races. RMI Swim Team member recounts experiences at eighth Micronesian Gamessee GAMES, page 7


6The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 35 Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 Brittany Nichols of Knoxville, Tennessee, teaches Earth science, physics and chemistry. She heard about Kwajalein by going to a job fair in January. “I’m most looking forward to spending time in the water,” she said. “I want to get SCUBA certi ed, and I want to go swimming and snorkeling as much as possible.” Yokwe to the new teachers at Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High Schoolment from my teachers to work toward that even though I didn’t really know how to get there,” he said. “But now here I am.” The advice he received from those teachers and mentors on Kwajalein wasn’t something he was familiar with at rst, Bobo said, simply because researching and planning for the future wasn’t always a priority where he’s from. It’s a cultural thing, he said. “Kids in western civilizations … they have a lot of hope, because they already know what they want. But then I’m from Ebeye. … As a Marshallese people, we don’t really talk about the future a lot. You know, we always say, ‘God willing, that will happen.’” Of course, there are plenty of people in western countries—the United States for instance—that put off planning for the future and are, even after graduating college, unable to decide what they want to do with their lives. The millions of liberal arts college graduates working in places like call centers or not working at all are a testament of that fact. But then again, living on Ebeye and going to school on Kwajalein presented Bobo differing mentalities of the future, each with its own idea about the control one can exert on one’s life and affect its outcomes. Dealing with con icting viewpoints wasn’t effortless. It was because of this that he was unsure of what he really wanted to do for a living until late in high school. “I was pretty much blind to what I was going to do until I was a junior in high school,” he said. “One day my counselor came and was like, “Hey, there’s an opportunity to go to this Coast Guard academy.’ I was like, ‘What’s that?’ And he started talking to me about what the military academies are.” Making the decision to go to Connecticut for school as an international student at the academy was the biggest, most important step he had ever taken, he said. Having earned him a degree in engineering from a top school, work experience with the RMI government and now a burgeoning career with the Navy Seabees, it’s a decision that has paid off in spades. “That was the rst major decision that I made in my life,” he said. “When I made that decision, every since then it’s been opportunity after opportunity that has presented itself.” Bobo ew back to Port Hueneme Naval Base early this week after spending quality time with his friends and family on Kwajalein Atoll and Majuro Atoll. Vincent Gurule of Albuquerque, New Mexico, teaches computer applications. He heard about Kwajalein from a couple friends, Matthew and Danielle Molina, who used to live on the island. He looks forward to meeting new people and exploring the surrounding area. Don Engen of Deerwood, Minnesota, teaches high school mathematics. He heard about Kwajalein during a visit to a job fair. He came with his wife Cindy, right. He’s looking forward to island life in general and not having to drive in snow and ice. Cindy Engen of Deerwood, Minnesota teaches Algebra at the High School and will move on to teach fth grade at the Elementary school later in the year. She looks forward to enjoying the warm Marshall Islands weather, travelling and meeting new friends on Kwajalein and RoiNamur.SEABEE, from page 4


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 35 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 Opening ceremonies were held the day before competitions started. Teams in their national uniforms walked onto and circled the track together while event organizers played their national anthems. After all the countries had made their way onto the track, individuals gave speeches and performers showcased ceremonial dances. There was even a parachute that dropped from the sky and sported a sign advertising the eighth Micronesian Games. Organizers then lit the Micronesian Games torch and raised the ag of each participating country or state. During down time the swimmers took the opportunity to chat with other athletes and attend other sporting events. Experienced swimmers who had previously traveled to different international meets had friends from competing countries or states. They took the opportunity to catch up during their free time. The team also got the chance to watch former Kwajalein Jr./ Sr. High School student Leimamo Wase compete with her teammates on the RMI basketball team. The team played well and came in second overall. After the nal relay race on the last of the Micronesian Games, organizers prepared a large barbecue for all the swimmers. It was the perfect opportunity to trade shirts, caps and pins, take photos with other competitors and relax. Once the Games wrapped up, the RMI swimmers had a few days to explore Pohnpei. Many chose to venture by boat to Nan Madol, a site lled with ancient ruins made of huge rocks that was created as a special place of residence for the nobility and for mortuary activities. They also visited Seinihr waterfall, one of Pohnpei’s most famous waterfalls, and hiked through the island’s lush forests. They visited a coastal reef to go snorkeling— and swim, of course—and later enjoyed a group dinner together before departing for home or more travelling abroad. GAMES, from page 5 KwajaleinTheHourglassTimeCapsule Buckminster and Friends by Sabrina Mumma.From Aug. 31, 2004 From Aug. 31, 1991 From Aug. 30, 2006 From Aug. 31, 1991


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10The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 35 Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 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 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.WANTEDLOOKING FOR like-minded IBD readers to discuss latest market strategies for fun and pro t. Call Jim at 53490. FREE PLANTS with pots. Call Seremay at 53550. FOR SALETWO OCEAN KAYAKS and paddles with cover and stand set up at Camp Hamilton, $350 for one kayak or $600 for both including stand; tenor saxophone, barely used, in hard case, $500; alto saxophone, barely used, in hard case, $250. Call Glen or Lynx at 54641. PREMIER JUICER, premium model, used one time, $50; Rock Board scooter, can be used as traditional scooter or can be pumped with chain drive, $50; metal baby gate with swinging door, ts door widths of between 38 inches and 42 inches, $25; vinyl outdoor storage container, 2 feet-by-3 feet-by-6 feet, $25; Paul Reed Smith semi-hollow body electric guitar, used once,includes practice amp, Snark tuner, hard case, many other extras, $500. Call 52597. TWO 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. WANTE D 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.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. COMMUNITY NOTICESBIRTHDAY BASH. tonight, 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 KYC WILL HOLD its monthly meeting tonight 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@ ALL WOMEN ARE INVITED to join us for the Christian Women’s Fellowship 2014-2015 Kick-off Sunday, at 12:302 p.m., Sunday, at the Religious Education Building. There will be a lunch provided. Questions? Call Jenn Anderson at 51955. 3-ON-3 VOLLEYBALL Tournament, Monday, Emon Beach. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., and the tourney starts at 9:30 a.m. Questions? Call 52741. THE KWAJ LABOR DAY Celebration will take place Monday 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 Monday in support of the Labor Day Beach Bash. BINGO 6:30 P.M., 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 25 numbers $1,500 payout; Blackout completion at 55 numbers $1,500 payout. Shuttle transportation available from the Ocean View Club and Tennis Courts. No outside alcoholic beverages permitted. Must be 21 to enter and play. Bring your ID. KWAJALEIN AMATEUR Radio Club’s next meeting is at 7 p.m., Thursday 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. THE KWAJALEIN SPORTS Association Of ciating Clinic is scheduled for 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday at Brandon Field. Hope to see you there! UPCOMING EMPLOYEE Assistance Program classes. Weight Management Class, Thursday; Bariatric Support Class, Sept. 9; ADHD Support Class, Sept. 11; Smoking Cessation Classes, ongoing, call for appointment. All classes take place at 4:45-5:30 p.m. at the Hospital Conference Room. Questions? Call the EAP at 55362. 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@ PROPERTY MANAGEMENT’S Equipment Custodian Training class will take place 9-11 a.m., Sept. 6, in the Religious Education Building. This training is required for all property custodians, and it is available for supervisors and managers. Other personnel may attend, space permitting. Training will cover general aspects of government property management, use of forms and responsibilities of property custodians. To register call La’Mesha Rhodes at the KRS Property Management of ce at 53412. EVERYONE IS INVITED to the USAG-KA “Shoulder to Shoulder” Community Suicide Awareness Run and Walk, 6 a.m., Sept. 13. Why? Because one suicide is too many. Choose a one-mile walk with KRS President Cynthia Rivera or a two-mile run with Commander Col. Nestor Sadler. There will be a yoga stretch with Ben Allgood, too. Questions? Email Ray Drefus at raymond.w.drefus.civ@ 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. E-TALK: Do your part! Separate hazardous and recyclable materials from trash, both at work and at home! SAFELY SPEAKING: Use the right knife for the job! Do not use knives as screwdrivers, pry bars, can openers or ice picks! Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining FacilityLunch DinnerSunday Korean Roast Beef Soyu Chicken Oriental Fried Rice ThursdayBoneless Chicken Nachos and Cheese Cajun Dirty RiceSept. 6Assorted Pizza Chili Mac Veggie MedleyThursday Chicken Fried Steak Shrimp Stir-fry Steamed Potatoes FridayCorn Dogs Veggie Soup Fish Du JourFridayLemon Roast Chicken Augratin Potatoes Veggie Stir-fryMondayBBQ Spare Ribs Chicken Cordon Bleu Veggie QuicheWednesday Grilled Cheese Sandwich Roasted Pork Butt Veggie Stir-fry Sunday BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese Beef Stew Monday Fish Sandwich Roast Beef Mashed Potatoes Tuesday Spaghetti and Meatballs Veggie Stir-fry Garlic Bread Wednesday Carved London Broil Garlic Roast Chicken Pork Pimento Tuesday Country Fried Chicken Chopped Steak Eggs Benedict Sept. 6Beef Tips Chicken Strips Egg Noodles 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. 29Sept. 2. Questions? Call the CA Of ce at 53331.Fireworks Safety


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 35 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 Caf RoiFriday Jerk Chicken Cuba Libre Island Style Rice Sunday Roasted Pork Loin Chicken Piccata Fri. Wild Rice Pilaf Thursday Welish Rarebit Burger Chicken Fricassee Lyonnais PotatoesSept. 6Philly Cheese Steak Pork Chop Macaroni and Cheese Thursday Roi Fried Chicken Swedish Meatballs Mashed Potatoes Friday Assorted French Bread Pizza Baked Ziti Garlic Bread Monday London Broil Fried Fish Migas WednesdayGrilled Reuben Sandwich Bombay Chicken German Potato SaladSunday Chicken Parmesan Beef Ragu Pasta Garlic Bread Monday Roasted Chicken Corned Beef and Cabbage Mashed Potatoes Tuesday Thai Beef with Veggies Tofu Stir-fry Fried Rice Wednesday Grilled Top Sirloins Baked Chicken Baked Potatoes Tuesday Chili Meatloaf Corn BreadSept. 6Sausage and Peppers Chicken Alfredo Garlic BreadLunch Dinner Kwajalein Range Services Ri’katak Lunch Program Needs Your SupportKRS 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 Of ce, 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 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.A U.S. Embassy consular from Majuro will be on Kwajalein on Wednesday to provide passport services. If you require a new passport or need to renew your current passport, please visit the USAG-KA Headquarters Building (Building 730), Room 135 (small conference room) from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The consular will be available on Roi-Namur on Friday morning. Passport services will be on a rst come rst serve basis. Please come prepared and with the completed appropriate paperwork, a passpport photo if one is required and cash or a money order if necessary. If you have other questions besides passport processing, such as social security applications, adoptions, voting, etc, please address those to the agent as well. Please contact the Host Nation Of ce at 52103 or 55325 if you have any questions. More information is available at html .Passport and other U.S. citizen services KWAJALEIN’S BEACH BASH Labor Day Monday at Emon Beach 9:30 a.m. Three-on-Three Beach Volleyball Tourney. Show up at 8:30 to register. 3 p.m. Food, Inflatables, Crafts, Fish Prints (Bring your own T-shirt for the Fish Prints.) 6:30 p.m. Kwajalein’s own Radar Love will rock your socks off. 8:30 p.m. 2014 Kwajalein Labor Day Fireworks Show lights up the sky.SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


12The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 35 Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 USAG-KA Command staff, Department of the Army civilians and civilian contractors attend the Tuesday town hall meeting. WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 77.81 inches Yearly deviation: +27.35 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Mostly Sunny 10% N-NE at 3-7 knots Monday Partly Sunny 20% NE-E at 6-10 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 40% ENE-ESE at 6-10 knots Wednesday Mostly Sunny 20% E-SE at 4-8 knots Thursday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE-ESE at 5-9 knots Friday Partly Sunny 20% NE-E at 7-11 knots Ready and Resilient Wellness CalendarEvents are sponsored by the Community Health Promotional Council and are free of charge to the to the country. “We do things here that we just can’t do anywhere else in the world,” he said. “It’s a national treasure.” Mann, who was last on Kwajalein Atoll in February, also talked about issues that residents raised during his last town hall meeting six months ago, commenting on issues like U.S. Postal Service access for non-U.S. contractors and the high cost of travelling to and from the atoll. He also elded new questions from residents in a 30-minute session that touched on everything from medical care and off-island referrals to the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon test. Mann acknowledged the remote location of the installation and the unique challenges that come with life so far from the mainland U.S. at times. USAG-KA Command and Mann used the latter portion of the town hall meeting to pass out a number of awards to USAG-KA Command staff and Department of the Army civilians. Department of the Army Achievement Medals for Civilian Service and a Commander’s Coin were awarded to recognize individuals for various accomplishments, from helping enable the transfer of the installation’s real property to the Installation Management Command, to helping secure residential high-speed Internet access on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. The recipients of those awards are as follows: Sunrise Moonrise Low Tide High Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:41 a.m. 10:43 a.m. 12:46 a.m. 0.0’ 6:48 a.m. 3.6’ 6:58 p.m. 10:49 p.m. 12:55 p.m. 0.0’ 7:12 p.m. 3.7’ Monday 6:41 a.m. 11:34 a.m. 1:24 a.m. 0.3’ 7:23 a.m. 3.2’ 6:58 p.m. 11:37 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 0.3’ 7:55 p.m. 3.4’ Tuesday 6:41 a.m. 12:27 p.m. 2:15 a.m. 0.7’ 8:11 a.m. 2.7’ 6:57 p.m. --------------2:18 p.m. 0.7’ 9:00 p.m. 3.1’ Wednesday 6:41 a.m. 1:22 p.m. 3:41 a.m. 1.0’ 9:38 a.m. 2.3’ 6:57 p.m. 12:29 a.m. 3:44 p.m. 1.0’ 10:50 p.m. 3.0’ Thursday 6:40 a.m. 2:19 p.m. 5:57 a.m. 1.0’ 12:04 p.m. 2.3’ 6:56 p.m. 1:25 a.m. 5:56 p.m. 1.0’ --------------------Friday 6:40 a.m. 3:16 p.m. 7:29 a.m. 0.5’ 12:41 a.m. 3.3’ 6:55 p.m. 2:22 a.m. 7:25 p.m. 0.6’ 1:35 p.m. 2.8’ Sept. 6 6:40 a.m. 4:13 p.m. 8:23 a.m. -0.1’ 1:51 a.m. 3.9’ 6:55 p.m. 3:22 a.m. 8:23 p.m. 0.0’ 2:29 p.m. 3.4’MANN, from page 3 Achievement Medal for Civilian Service Ken Gibson Ron Pepper Ray Drefus Shannon Paulsen Commander’s Coin Staff Sgt. Geraldine Turituri