The Kwajalein hourglass

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C a r m e l S h e a r e r w h o f i n i s h e d s e c o n d i n t h e w o m e n Â’ s Carmel Shearer, who finished second in the womenÂ’s f l i g h t p r e p a r e s t o c h i p o n t o t h e g r e e n o f h o l e 1 0 flight, prepares to chip onto the green of hole 10 d u r i n g t h e f i r s t w e e k e n d o f t h e K w a j O p e n G o l f during the first weekend of the Kwaj Open Golf T o u r n a m e n t F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 4 Tournament. 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 45 Saturday, Nov. 8, 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 *Vendors accept cash or checks only* 1 1 1 t t h A A n n u a l M M a a r s h a l l e s e T r a d e F a i r 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday Corlett Recreation Center Gym • Marshallese Handicrafts • Fish & Lobsters • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables • Jewelry &T-shirts • Lots More… Veteran’s Day Holiday Weekend Schedule of Events• 7:30 p.m., tonight, Yuk Theater: Special movie viewing of “Jilel” followed by Q&A with director • 8 p.m., tonight, Vet’s Hall: “Poke Chops and the Other White Meat” live music entertainment • 7 p.m., Sunday, MP Room: YYWC Silent Basket Auction with live music from “Poke Chops and the Other White Meat” at 9 p.m. Want to just come and watch the band? No ticket needed. • 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday, CRC Gym: Marshallese Trade Fair • 7 p.m., Monday, Roi Outrigger: Roi Rib Fest with live music from “Poke Chops and the Other White Meat” • 11 a.m., Tuesday, Flag Poles: Veterans Day Ceremony • 7 p.m., Tuesday, Vet’s Hall: Comedy Show “Joey Medina and Friends”


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 45 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 Anne Dowell sells her embroidered blankets, towels, bibs and more at the annual Holiday Art and Craft Fair at the CRC Gym Monday.Clara Winkler shows off her photography skills by selling photo cards at the annual Holiday Art and Craft Fair Monday.Crafters old and new offer holiday shopping therapy to community Article and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorThe annual Holiday Art and Craft Fair is an opportunity for Kwaj creatives to exhibit their crafty wares to the community. It also provides some muchneeded shopping therapy for residents near the holiday season. The event was sponsored by the Kwajalein Art Guild. Instead of charging vendors for a table at the fair, they asked each seller to donate an item to be raf ed off to patrons. All raf e proceeds will go towards the KAG scholarship given to Kwajalein Jr./ Sr. High School graduating seniors each year. If you’ve been to a craft fair or two on island, you know to expect the usual suspects: photography from John Breen, Melissa Dethlefsen and Brandi Mueller; lots of jewelry from various vendors; eccentric items from Bali and the Philippines; clubs paraphernalia like T-shirts, coozies, hats and towels; and holiday ornaments. This year there were some new faces and with them, some new, unique items to purchase. Clara Winkler is just 10 years old. But, her photo cards would have you guess otherwise. Winkler, like many Kwaj kids, learned how to scuba dive in May this year. She combined her scuba adventures with low tide snorkeling sessions with her mom and the results are some fascinating underwater photos, several of which made an appearance in the 2015 Kwaj Calendar. Winkler turned her photos into cards and had her own table at the craft fair this year. Jeri Jones was another newcomer to the holiday craft fair. Her table of exotic Indonesian-inspired wares often had a crowd gathered around it. Jones has lived all over in the States, Europe and even Indonesia, where she worked with local villagers to develop her crafting skills. At the fair, she sold embellished stockings, wooden sh, holiday boxes, frames and ornaments. You often see photographers selling photos, Hobby Shop patrons selling pottery, so it was no surprise to see KHS Woodshop instructor Doug Hepler selling wooden rubber band guns and sherman’s bats— also known as “Fish Bonkers.” While some vendors use their sales at the craft fair to supplement their income, one vendor truly got into the holiday spirit Lizzie Doerries dons a festive outfit to advertise Christmas tree donating all of her proceeds to charity. Rose Wrobel’s table was lled with handmade children’s dresses, embroidered blankets and aprons, jewelry, hair clips and ngernail art. As she does every year, Wrobel advertised that all her craft fair proceeds would be donated to “A Hope for Children Orphanage” in Ethiopia.Whether buying or selling, the craft fair was a festive way to get the community into the holiday spirit.


4The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 45 Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 Annual compe on from the viewpoint of a novice golferKwaj Open Golf TournamentBy Sheila Gideon Managing Editor New, amateur, beginner, novice: these are all terms that describe the type of golfer I am. I’ve only been golfing for about a year, but I decided I would try my hand at a major Kwajalein Golf Association tournament. I chose the biggest one of the year: the Kwaj Open which was held Oct. 26 and Sunday at Holmberg Fairways. The tournament consisted of two weekends of 18 holes with some fun golf challenges throughout the week between tournament days. I learned a lot about the game of golf and about my fellow Kwaj golf enthusiasts. I also learned that most of the time, being a good golfer has almost nothing to do with golf at all. After completing my rst tournament, I would have to say the two most important things about golf are food and drinks. Food: make sure you eat a good breakfast and snack throughout the day. Looking at my scorecard, I could tell when I played hungry. My game improved signi cantly after passing through the Target Golf tent set up at hole 6. Volunteer Henry McElreath and crew had breakfast burritos, pulled pork sandwiches and the most incredible breakfast food I’ve ever eaten: Scotch eggs (hard-boiled egg covered in ground sausage and breadcrumbs which were fried and then served with mustard). Yum! Drinks: this included making sure you stayed hydrated, but also abstained from drinking too many recreational beverages the night before the tournament. A trend that became very apparent was that most players showed up for play the rst weekend with their game faces on. They didn’t go overboard at the social the night before and came rested and ready to play. The second weekend however, there were quite a few more tired eyes at the Country Club that morning.Tee time is also important. The rst weekend we were blessed with beautiful weather. It was clear with just a slight breeze. Early morning tee times bene tted from nishing before it got too blazing hot around noon. The second weekend, the later tee times scored a reprieve. Not from heat, but from torrential rain. We all saw the dark, gray clouds rolling in toward Holmberg Fairways. We put our umbrellas up and some donned rain jackets. Neither kept us dry. My group was just nishing hole 5 when the sky opened up. We attempted to nish the hole, but gave up right before the green, running for the protection of the tent just ahead. We had to wait a good 45 minutes before the rain let up enough that we could attempt to continue. Luckily, our group and the group ahead of us got stuck at the tent, where we ate breakfast while we waited. Other groups huddled under a pavilion at the Weather Station, or the small shelter at hole 9. Groups who hadn’t teed off yet stayed nice and dry at the Country Club. Regardless of whether you were able to stay dry, all teams were forced to play in less than ideal conditions the rest of the day. Puddles, some of which seemed more like lakes, dotted the fairways, engul ng rst your ball and then your club when you tried to hit it out. Sometimes I hit mud farther than my ball. If you were unlucky enough to hit into a sand trap, you quickly found out that the rain had turned it into concrete. Good luck hitting it out without breaking a nger.Other things I learned: “Swing for the fences” is normally considered a baseball term. However, if someone yells it at you right before you tee off on hole 6, it will cause you to swing and hit the fence—just like I did two weekends in a row. There is a lot more pressure to do well if you’re a good golfer. Mess up and you’ll be sure to hear the word “choke” in some fashion the rest of the week. However, if you’re a high handicap golfer and you do well, instead of accolades for a job well done, you’re more likely to be accused of being a sandbagger (someone who purposefully plays poorly before a tournament to receive a high handicap and then miraculously shoots well during a tournament). It is worth it to participate in the golf challenges during the week. They are not only fun, but are designed to allow new or not-so-good golfers a chance at winning a prize. Games included Men’s and Mixed Horse Races (high handicap players paired with low handicap—they play eliminationtype golf for ve holes), longest drive, putting contests and chipping contest. I also learned that playing 18 holes is hard. The rst weekend of the tournament was the rst time I’d ever golfed 18 holes. It had me wondering how professional golfers do it without ending up looking like sweaty pigs at the end. It was exhausting! While golf is physically demanding, it’s really more of a mental game. Whether you hit out of bounds, had a bad case of the shanks, or were thinking about your sick kid at home, you really need to have your head in the game to do well. Golfers warm up on the practice putting green before the Match Play Putting special game Nov. 1, as part of the Kwaj Open Golf Tournament this year.Photo by Vernon Adcock


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 45 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 Roi golfer Dino Lakjohn tees off while Hesbon Jokas waits for his turn.Photo by Jordan Vinson 2014 Kwaj Open Golf Tournament Results Flight A1st place: Pat Dowell (137) 2nd place: Kenny Leines (137) 3rd place: Geary Shotts (138) 4th: Hesbon Jokas (138) Special Games Winners Mixed Horse Race1st place: Selentina Beniamina, Malcolm Gowans 2nd place: Sheila Gideon, John Brown 3rd place: Akiyo Kaneko, John HutchinsFlight B1st place: Ralph Gary (133) 2nd place: Jeremy Gideon (141) 3rd place: Glenn Hibberts (143) 4th: Jim Stepchew (146)Men’s Horse Race1st place: Brian Brady, Jeff Wase 2nd place: Jeremy Gideon, Glenn Hibberts 3rd place: Malcolm Gowans, Dino LakjohnFlight C1st place: Johnny Jennop (139) 2nd place: John Hutchins (145) 3rd place: Malcolm Gowans (146) 4th: Doug Peters (146)Longest DriveMen: Kenny Leines Women: Akiyo Kaneko Weekend #1: Selentina Beniamina, Glenn HibbertsStraight DriveMen: Ray Drefus Women: Peggy BassettChippingMark KanekoWomen1st place: Akiyo Kaneko (145) 2nd place: Carmel Shearer (145)Closest to the PinWeekend #1: Paul Sadowski Weekend #2: NoneLow Gross WomenRita Dominguez (144)Jim Oakley1st: Pat Dowell, Glenn Hibberts 2nd: Glenn Hibberts, Kenny Leines 3rd: Pat Dowell, Geary Shotts 4th: Flynn Gideon, Jeremy GideonLow Gross MenJohn Brown (136)Match Play Putting1st: Tracy Hampson 2nd: Virgilio Cruz 3rd: Fred CunninghamPutt PuttGlenn Hibberts I wasn’t prepared. After the torrential rain, terrible course conditions and a sick baby at home the second weekend, I called it quits after only 9 holes. The only regret I have about quitting is that I didn’t do it sooner—like after hole 1 when I shot a 14 on a par 4. As frustrating as golf can get, it’s equally as addicting. No matter how terribly I played on a hole, I’d follow it with a killer drive or sink a long putt and hope would bubble up that I could turn my game around. In golf, that’s what you play for: that one perfect shot that you’ll go back to the Country Club and talk about. And this year’s golfers had plenty to brag about. In the A Flight, top golfer John Brown managed to score ve birdies in 36 holes. Kenny Leines marked down four birdies of his own. Roi golfers showed up in force, claimed many of the winning spots and earned prizes. Hesbon Jokas came in fourth in the A Flight and scored his rst-ever Kwaj Open golf bag. That’s not surprising since he had three birdies during tournament play. The ladies had their own ight and while about half were newer golfers, there were still some impressive scores. Low gross winner Rita Dominguez had her group shouting when she chipped in for birdie on hole 13 from about 20 yards out. Second-place winner Carmel Shearer also got a birdie on hole 2 the rst weekend. This was the rst year the name “Kaneko” wasn’t preceded by Mark, whose name usually peppers the winner’s board. Instead, this year his wife Akiyo represented the family, nishing rst in the women’s ight and taking home several special games prizes. KGA hosts two major tournaments a year. The Coral Open is next spring. In between, there will be a few fun tournaments that are just nine holes, much less pressure and a lot more fun. Check the Hourglass and Roller for advertisements.


6The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 45 Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 Kwajalein residents receive information from Aetna representatives during the Health and Wellness Fair Tuesday.Take control of your healthWellness Fair educates community about health programs availableArticle and photos by Sheila Gideon Managing EditorIf you braved the rain and headed down to the CRC Gym Tuesday for the Health and Wellness Fair, you not only left with a bag full of freebies, but also increased knowledge on how you can participate in health and wellness programs offered here at U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. The event, sponsored by Community Activities and hosted by Amanda Morris, recreation and programs manager, was developed as an annual reminder of the range of healthy activities residents can participate in year-round. There was also an eclectic mix of medical information available courtesy of Kwajalein Hospital staff. If you were unable to attend, here’s what you missed: Kwajalein Range Services “little steps...BIG Difference” Wellness Program: Morris handed out free helmets and organized tness demonstrations. • Important takeaway: Quarterly Fitness Programs include “Wellness Wednesdays” January-March; “Walk the Rock” April-May; “SOS Triathlon Challenge” JuneJuly; and “Around the Atoll in 80 Days” SeptemberNovember. Participation accumulates points that can be redeemed for prizes that include beach chairs, umbrellas, double-wall glasses, coozies and keychain sunscreen. Aetna and FCE Bene ts: Aetna International representative Shelly Sheperson and FCE Bene ts representative Louise Naholowaa were present to answer any questions about the ongoing Open Enrollment for KRS/CMSI/BAI employees.• Important takeaway: This is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your bene ts. Even if you have no changes to your plan, you must log on and go through the Open Enrollment steps. Deadline is Nov. 17.Kwajalein Running Club: Club Vice President Bob Sholar shared a video presentation from RustMan 25. KRC hosts a monthly Fun Run with distance options of 1/2, 2 or 5 miles. Special events such as the upcoming Turkey Trot Prediction Run in November and the Pauper’s Marathon in December are open to all community members. • Important takeaway: KRC is for all levels of runners, and depending on the event, they welcome walkers, too. Look for event advertisements in the Hourglass and AFN Roller. Kwajalein Sports Association: Club member Danielle Rivera and KSA of cers Miguel Busquets and Kenny Leines were present to recruit club members and promote upcoming events. The Zombie Apocalypse Run was the most recent KSA community event. • Important takeaway: The next planned KSA event is a dodgeball tournament. KSA members pay a lower participation fee than non-members. Marshall Islands Swim Federation: Newly appointed President Nikki Delisio and other club of cers showed a slideshow presentation of past swim meets. The Fall season’s last meet is scheduled for 4 p.m., Nov. 16. Spring season begins in January and runs through April. • Important takeaway: Swim Team is open to any kids able to swim one length of the Family Pool. Kwajalein Fire Department: Fire ghter/EMT Carmel Shearer offered infant and adult CPR, and Heimlich maneuver demonstrations. • Important takeaway: When performing CPR, compressions tempo is the same as the tune, “Staying Alive.” Fire Systems Technician Tim Roberge stressed the importance of testing your smoke alarm. • Important takeaway: You can contact Roberge and have the re inspection team come to your quarters to test your smoke alarms. Environmental, Safety and Health: ES&H Manager Terri Hibberts handed out informational pamphlets regarding mold, Ciguatera, water quality report, newcomer safety guide, marine observer guide and vegetation of Kwajalein. • Important takeaway: You can call ES&H to come inspect your quarters for potential mold or lead issues. Outrigger Canoe Club Gus Aljure was present to answer any questions regarding club activities and requirements. The club regularly meets at 9 a.m. on Mondays and 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Camp Hamilton. • Important takeaway: You must be 12 years old, able to pass a swim test and lift 50 pounds to participate in club activities. Open Yoga Association Ben Allgood is a certi ed instructor of hot and vinyasa yoga. He regularly offers classes to the community for all levels of yoga enthusiasts. • Important takeaway: Look for Allgood’s yoga schedule in the Hourglass or AFN Roller. Kwajalein Hospital: Staff offered various services including blood sugar screenings, blood pressure readings and u shots. Information was available regarding cancer screenings, breast cancer self exams and Do Not Resuscitate forms.


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 45 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 Photo by Michael SakaioVolunteers from Ben Allgood’s yoga class give a yoga fitness demonstration at the Health and Wellness Fair at the CRC Gym Tuesday.Staff Sgt. Geraldine T. Tinner, the Post Of ce Non-Commissioned Of cer in Charge, was awarded the Army’s Commendation Medal for her meritorious service to the U.S. Army and to the USAG-KA command from May 15, 2013 to Nov. 7, 2014. Her oversight of the installation post of ce was especially noteworthy as recognized during recent postal inspections. Her dedication and professionalism contributed immeasurably to the command’s successful mission accomplishment. Tinner is pictured left with USAG-KA Commander Col. Nestor Sadler. Tinner recently departed USAG-KA for her new assignment at Ft. Benning, Ga.Staff Sergeant earns service award• Important takeaway: Dr. Ralph Jones urges patients to know what cancer screenings you should get done and at which age. The American Cancer Society website has helpful information. Employee Assistance Program: Marion Ruf ng offers several programs including smoking cessation, Alcoholics Anonymous, bariatric surgery support, weight management support, ADHD support and more. • Important takeaway: Smoking cessation assistance includes free quit smoking aids and a free physical before signing up. Look for class schedules advertised in the Hourglass and AFN Roller. Dental Clinic: General dental hygiene information was available for fair participants. Staff handed out free toothbrushes to kids and adults. • Important takeaway: A temporary duty dental hygienist will arrive on island this month. In the meantime, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Jon Sok if you are having dental issues. Pharmacy: Pharmacist Wagma Komak urged residents to turn in unused or expired medications. • Important takeaway: You can turn in unused or expired medication at the pharmacy during regular business hours.


8The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 45 Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 Why wait for the New Year?Combatting weight gain associated with smoking cessation By Marion Ruffing Employee Assistance ProgramFood can be your friend or foe on the path towards staying tobacco-free. The fear of weight gain is one of the most common barricades to quitting, and you might worry that since you’re not smoking or chewing anymore you’re going to gain weight. But you don’t have to pack on the pounds just because you put down those cowboy killers. Studies show that three out of four people do not gain weight after they stop smoking. Those who do gain weight only add ve pounds on average. And some people actually lose weight after quitting. Many people who stop smoking have more energy and exercise more—a great way to keep extra weigh at bay. What’s the link between quitting smoking or chewing and gaining weight? Since you’ve given up nicotine, you might nd yourself drawn to grabbing a snack instead of going outside for a smoke break. For example: • You may have an increased desire for sweets • You may feel like you are slowing down during withdrawal from nicotine • You may snack more between meals • You may feel like you need to do things with your hands and mouth • You may feel bored Food for thought: Being a nonsmoker is not easy, and it involves practicing coping skills and making lifestyle changes. Set yourself up for success by being prepared and having your own plan in place: • Cravings for a cigarette can often be mistaken for a hunger pang. Take a moment to readjust and nd an alternative to lighting up, dipping or grabbing a handful of empty calories. • Move more. Even if you do eat a few more calories while quitting tobacco, you can burn them off by be-ing more active. Take the stairs, go for a long walk, or walk around your work building. • Drink water. Water is so good for you at this time—not only does it ush gross stuff out of your body, but it will help you feel full. • Try to avoid foods that you associate with tobacco, especially heavy, fried foods. • Eat three solid and well balanced meals a day to prevent an energy lag and increased hunger, which may result in overeating. Eating breakfast is especially important. • Plan ahead. Have healthy foods on hand for meals and snacks, and pick foods that require a lot of chewing. Fruits, veggies and popcorn are great ideas. • Limit sweets. Chew sugar-free gum or eat hard, sugarless candy and popsicles. When you know what’s lurking around the corner, you’re better prepared to hold your own. So keep these thoughts in mind when you make your battle plans: • Gaining a few pounds is much better for you than continuing to smoke. Remember, being overweight is nowhere near as dangerous as using tobacco. In fact, smoking puts you at as much higher risk for health problems as someone who is 100 pounds overweight. • Exercising or just increasing your daily activity will help you diminish withdrawal symptoms, prevent weight gain and improve your chances of successfully living a smoke free life. • Start changing your exercise and eating habits before you quit. You’ll be changing enough when you do quit, and this is an easy way to get a head start. • Exercise and healthy eating will help lower bad cholesterol too! If you are interested in quitting tobacco, see the Employee Assistance Program representative or call 55362. Free quit smoking aids are provided, and a group is available for support. Individual sessions can take the place of group support. In addition, a free physical prior to entering the program is offered. Call today—your life may depend on it. Information from this article can be found at: and


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 45 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 Photos by JoDanna Kalinowski DISPATCH FROM ROI


10The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 45 Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 Veterans Day Hours of OperationKwajalein Tuesday, Nov. 11Emon Beach Lifeguard Hours12:30-6 p.m. All other beachesBuddy system CRCClosed Bowling CenterClosed Golf CourseSunrise to sunset Country ClubClosed Hobby ShopClosed Grace Sherwood LibraryClosed Family Pool12:30-6 p.m. Small Boat Marina 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Surfway1-7 p.m. (Closed Sunday) LaundryClosed Surfside SalonClosed Sunrise BakeryClosed Ocean View Club4:30-11 p.m. Post O ce Regular Hours (Closed Monday) Zamperini Dining Facility7-10 a.m. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 4:30-7 p.m. AAFES Express10 a.m.-4 p.m. AAFES PxtraClosed Food Court10 a.m.-4 p.m. American EateryClosed Community BankClosed Roi-Namur AAFES Express11 a.m.-4 p.m. Small Boat Marina8 a.m.-6 p.m. Third Island StoreClosed(Open Wednesday)Outrigger Snack BarNoon-2 p.m.; 5:30-9 p.m. Outrigger Bar5:30-10 p.m. HELP WANTEDKRS and Chugach listings for on-Island jobs are posted at: Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye Dock Security Checkpoint 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 WANTEDFREE POTS/PLANTS. Call Seremay at 53550. LOSTIPOD TOUCH, black and silver. Call Eric at 52815 if found. GOLD SATIN CROSS charm, very sentimental. Reward offered. Call 54122 if found. FOUNDBIFOCAL GLASS IN BLACK case underneath table between Reef and Palm BQs. Call Dan at 53412 during the day or 54609 evenings. PATIO SALESATURDAY, Nov. 15, 9-11 a.m., quarters 209-A. No early birds. FOR SALEBOSE ACOUSTIMASS 6 surround sound system with two stands, $450; Sony STR-DN840 receiver, $300; La-Z-Boy dual recliner sofa, wine color, like 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. • 9 a.m., Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Mass Protestant • 8 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel • 9:15-10:15 a.m., REB, Sunday School • 11 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel • 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Christianity Explored, quarters 203-A (Robinson’s). • 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, paid $1,000, asking $600. Call 51229 for info. COMMUNITY NOTICESTURKEY BOWL at Kwaj Lanes Bowling Center is 6-10 p.m., tonight. Get a “Turkey” (3 strikes in a row) for a chance to win a prize! $2 for shoes, $2 for games. Adults only. Questions, call 51275. YOKWE YUK WOMEN’S CLUB Basket Auction will be at 7 p.m., Sunday, in the MP Room. This festive event will feature wine, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, live auction and raf es. Tickets are $20 and include two complimentary beverages. Get your last minute tickets from Angela Ryon at 53438 or Sarah Dahl at 51376. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. “POKE CHOPS AND THE Other White Meat” live performances: 8 p.m., tonight, at the Vet’s Hall; 9 p.m., Sunday, at the YYWC Silent Basket Auction in the MP Room (no ticket required to come watch the band); 7 p.m., Monday, at the Roi Rib Fest. Sponsored by the Quality of Life Committee. Questions? Call 53331. SMALL BOAT MARINA holiday hours: 1-6 p.m., today; 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday-Tuesday. BOY SCOUT SHOOTING PRACTICE. Dr. Ralph Jones, NRA instructor, will be working with the boys to signi cantly improve their sharpshooting skills. Scouts will stay at the ags following the Veteran’s Day Ceremony Tuesday and bike to the Small Arms Range as a group. Lunch will be provided. Questions, call Glen at 54641. AFE COMEDY TOUR presents comedian Joey Medina & Friends for an all-out Veteran’s Day comedy show at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at the Vet’s Hall. Adults only. This is free, live entertainment provided by Armed Forces Entertainment. Questions? Call 53331. BOY SCOUT LASER TAG AND PIZZA will be at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, in the MP Room, immediately following the volleyball game. NOTE: this is an hour earlier than normal meeting time. Questions, call Jane at 51815.EAP CLASSES IN NOVEMBER: ADHD group meets Thursday; Bariatric Surgery group meets Nov. 15 (changed due to holiday). All classes meet 4:45-5:30 p.m. in the hospital conference room unless otherwise noted. Questions? Call EAP at 55362.KWAJALEIN RUNNING CLUB’S two-mile “Turkey Trot Prediction Run” will be at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 17. Just show up near Emon Main Pavilion at 5:15 p.m. to sign in and complete a ‘predicted time’ form. Leave your watches and electronics at home. The three best predictors of their actual time for the two miles get to take home frozen imported turkeys! There are also several other prizes. Questions? Call Bob and Jane at 51815. Lunch DinnerSunday Beef Tips in Burgundy Herb Roast Chicken Salmon Croquettes Thursday Meatloaf Kalua Pork/Cabbage Mashed Potatoes Nov. 15 Spaghetti Chicken Picatta Tomato Parmesan Thursday Grilled Minute Steak Wing Dings Vegetarian Pasta Friday Coconut Chicken Fish Du Jour Rice Pilaf Friday Pancake Supper Sweet/Sour Pork Chinese Spice Chicken Monday Basil/Lime Chicken Bacon/Cheese Quiche Beef/Cheese Turnovers Wednesday Teriyaki Beef Steak Grilled Chicken Breast Vegetarian Stir-fry Sunday Maple Glazed Pork Szechuan Chicken Rice Pilaf Monday Kwaj Fried Chicken Oriental Beef Stir-fry Macaroni and Cheese Tuesday Swedish Meatballs Thai Shrimp Stir-fry Peas/Carrots Wednesday Sirloin Steak Chicken Tortellini Baked Potatoes Tuesday Breaded Pork Chops Quiche Lorraine Local Boy Chicken Stew Nov. 15 Chicken Fajita Wraps Beef Stew Breaded Cauliflower THIS IS THE LAST WEEK to enroll in your 2015 health and welfare bene ts for KRS/CMSI/BAI employees. Deadline is Nov. 17. Enroll online at www.fcebene Instructions are available on the KRS HR Bene ts SharePoint Intranet or by contacting the FCE Bene ts of ce. Employees for which a completed enrollment is not received via the website will be defaulted to the HRA Plan for Employee Only coverage. No changes will be accepted after the deadline unless you have a qualifying event. Contact the FCE Bene ts of ce at 50939 with questions. BEGINNING NOV. 19 THROUGH Dec. 24, the Post Of ce will extend business hours on Wednes-Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 45 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 Friday BBQ Pork Ribs BBQ Chicken Baked Beans Sunday Apple Glazed Chicken Pork Chops Eggs Benedict Thursday Beef Stir-fry Chicken/Broccoli Ginger Rice PilafNov. 15Hot Meatball Sub Grilled Bratwurst Mashed Potatoes Thursday Roi Fried Chicken Jamaican Meat Pie Mashed Potatoes Friday Bacon/Cheese Sandwich Hamburger Steak Macaroni and Cheese Monday Pepper Steak Pork Loin Cheese Quiche WednesdayBeef Tacos Chicken Enchiladas Beans/RiceSunday Shoyu Chicken Hawaiian Chop Steak Spicy Asian Noodles Monday Chicken/Dumplings French Braised Beef Au Gratin Potatoes Tuesday Thai Beef/Vegetables Chicken/Peanut Sauce Pad Thai Wednesday Roast Beef Chicken/Mustard Sauce Baked Potatoes Tuesday Ham/Cheese Sandwich Meatloaf/Gravy Stir-fry VegetablesNov. 15Chicken Fried Steak Herb Baked FIsh Pasta FlorentineLunch Dinner Ready and Resilient Wellness CalendarEvents are sponsored by the Community Health Promotional Council and are free of charge to the community.days and Fridays. Hours of operation will be 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Start mailing packages now to ensure they reach their destination in time for the holidays. KWAJALEIN ATOLL INTERNATIONAL Sport shing Club meeting will be held Nov. 19, at the Paci c Club. Food and beverages will be served at 6:30 p.m., meeting will start at 7 p.m. All anglers welcome to attend! Questions? Contact Stan at 58121. OPEN RECREATION EVENTS: Girls Night Out is 5:30-7 p.m., Nov. 15, in the SAC Room, register by Friday; Boys Night Out is 5:30-7 p.m., Nov. 22, in the SAC room, register by Nov. 21. Register at the CYSS Central Registration Of ce by calling 52158. Questions? Contact Katrina Ellison at Katrina.m.ellison. CHRISTMAS IS COMING and so are the trees! Live Christmas trees are being pre-sold at the high school of ce. The shipment is very limited so the trees will be sold on a rst-come basis until sold out. The trees are high-quality and long lasting. Delivery by the high school students will be free to your home around the second week of December. If you have friends who are off-island and think they want a tree, help them out by purchasing one for them too! Please call the high school of ce at 52011 with questions. THERE WILL BE NO November meeting for Kwajalein Amateur Radio Club. The next meeting will be Dec. 4. Call Dennie at 53290 with questions. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND University College is waiving the application fee for the month of November! Save $50 signing up. Check us out at https:// You can email for more information or an appointment. ISLAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL’S “Bible Study Digital Library” is a media service with over 8,000 videos for kids, youth and adults to watch on any device. If you’d like an invitation to our “RightNow Media” membership (at no charge) email Pastor Kevin at: or kevin.m.wilson145. ISLAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL is an inter-denominational and diverse community of “non-know-it-alls” who are all in-process when it comes to faith. Come check it out. Call Pastor Kevin at 53505 with questions. E-TALK: Hazardous Materials, Wastes and Petroleum Products Storage Areas (HMWPP) require annually-trained primary and secondary custodians to ensure proper management of HMWPP. SAFELY SPEAKING: Follow the Lockout/Tagout procedures: 1) Isolate Equipment 2) Use Lock/Tag to prevent energization 3) Control Stored Energy 4) Verify Lockout/Tagout is effective 5) Inspect equipment before restarting after repairs.Caf Roi 7:30 p.m. Tonight Yuk Theater


12The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 45 Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 107.85 inches Yearly deviation: +31.48 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE-ESE at 11-16 knots Monday Mostly Sunny 10% NE-E at 5-10 knots Tuesday Mostly Sunny 10% NNE-ENE at 3-8 knots Wednesday Mostly Sunny 10% E-SE at 5-10 knots Thursday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE-ESE at 3-8 knots Friday Mostly Sunny 10% NNE-ENE at 4-9 knots Sunrise Moonrise Low Tide High Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:40 a.m. 8:30 p.m. 11:08 a.m. 0.5’ 5:13 a.m. 3.8’ 6:26 p.m. 8:26 a.m. 11:50 p.m. 0.5’ 5:37 p.m. 4.7’ Monday 6:40 a.m. 9:22 p.m. 11:38 a.m. 0.3’ 5:46 a.m. 3.5’ 6:27 p.m. 9:19 a.m. --------------------5:59 p.m. 4.4’ Tuesday 6:40 a.m. 10:13 p.m. 12:24 a.m. 0.2’ 6:19 a.m. 3.2’ 6:26 p.m. 10:10 a.m. 12:09 p.m. 0.1’ 6:31 p.m. 4.0’ Wednesday 6:41 a.m. 11:02 p.m. 1 a.m. 0.1’ 6:54 a.m. 2.9’ 6:26 p.m. 10:58 a.m. 12:41 p.m. 0.5’ 7:06 p.m. 3.6’ Thursday 6:41 a.m. 11:50 p.m. 1:41 a.m. 0.5’ 7:36 a.m. 2.5’ 6:25 p.m. 11:44 a.m. 1:18 p.m. 0.8’ 7:47 p.m. 3.2’ Friday 6:41 a.m. -------------2:34 a.m. 0.8’ 8:37 a.m. 2.3’ 6:25 p.m. 12:28 p.m. 2:12 p.m. 1.2’ 8:50 p.m. 2.8’ Nov. 15 6:42 a.m. 12:36 a.m. 3:56 a.m. 1.0’ 10:25 a.m. 2.2’ 6:25 p.m. 1:09 p.m. 4:01 p.m. 1.5’ 10:32 p.m. 2.6’Guest sponsorship programs at USAG-KAThe Meck Island water tests performed during second quarter FY14 showed Total Trihalomethane levels in the drinking water above the maximum contaminant level. Trihalomethanes represent a group of chemicals generally referred to as “disinfection by-products.” They are formed when chlorine is used to disinfect water to make it safe for drinking. They result from a reaction between the chlorine and naturally occurring organic compounds in the raw water. Mandatory public noti cation is required when a contaminant exceeds the MCL. Potential health effects from long term consumption of water with elevated levels of TTHM include liver and kidney problems or increased risk of cancer. However, potential short term exposure by healthy adults has not been shown to lead to adverse health effects. Potential exposures to Meck personnel can be considered short term due to the limited time the MCL has been exceeded. Installation of a granular activated carbon lter system has begun on Meck and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2014. This GAC lter system will treat the entire Meck drinking water system to remove those naturally occurring organic compounds before the water is disinfected with chlorine, effectively reducing the resulting TTHMs to minimal levels. In the mean time, an activated 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 facewashing at other locations will have no negative effects. These activities may continue at any shower or potable water tap. If you have any further questions, please contact Leigh Pinney, KRS ES&H, at 50506.Disinfection by-products in drinking water on Meck There are three main guest sponsorship programs detailed in USAG-KA Regulation 190-10. Speci c questions or exceptions to policy go through the Provost Marshal Of ce and must be submitted formally and in advanced notice. The Sponsor may not leave Kwajalein Atoll while sponsoring a visitor and must remain on the same island as the visitors. Guests under 18 will be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or the Sponsor will have written permission from the minor Guests’ parents. Guests under 21 may not enter BQs. A Guest Sponsor is de ned as a person who is authorized to sponsor guests because they are an off-island contract employee, U.S. military, or Department of the Army civilian, who are permanently assigned to USAG-KA. 480 Guests A Sponsor is allowed to host guests for a maximum total of 90 days per calendar year. Every day any person is sponsored under this program counts towards the 90 days (i.e. 1 guest for 90 days or 2 guests for 45 days each). At no time can a Sponsor have more than ve guests at a time. Any individual guest may not be sponsored more than 90 days total per calendar year. All requests will be submitted to Entry/Exit 14 days prior to arrival date. Unof cial Day (not overnight) Guests Allows Sponsors to sponsor Kwajalein Atoll residents for the day (not overnight). A maximum of 50 total guests per island per day is authorized. Sponsors are allowed up to two guests over 21 and one minor guest at one time. Guest sponsorship is permitted Tuesday through Saturday, from 4 p.m. until 30 minutes prior to the last ferry, and one weekend day (Sunday, Monday and holidays), from 9 a.m. until 30 minutes prior to the last ferry. Guests must remain in the presence of their sponsor. Sponsors cannot sponsor a guest during their work hours. Requests must be submitted to DSC Supervisor during business hours no later than noon prior to requested date. Community Exchange Program Sponsors and organizations may sponsor guests, groups or organizations on weekends, legal holidays and Command Sponsored events. Sponsorship requires one sponsor per 10 guests. Events under this program include but are not limited to Tree Lighting Ceremony, Manit Day, Halloween or Graduation. This program is authorized 4:30-9:30 p.m., Saturdays; 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sundays, Mondays and holidays; or based on the timeline during command sponsored events, for a maximum of 6 hours. The maximum total number of guests under this program per day is 100. Guest must remain in the presence of their sponsor. Requests must be submitted to the Provost Marshal Of ce during business hours two days in advance. It is encouraged to submit the requests sooner for major events.