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The Kwajalein hourglass

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S a n t a C l a u s p a t s h i s Santa Claus pats his a m p l e b e l l y a n d b e l t s ample belly and belts o u t g r e e t i n g s t o c h i l d r e n out greetings to children d u r i n g t h e S a n t a P a r a d e during the Santa Parade t o t h e K w a j d o w n t o w n to the Kwaj downtown a r e a D e c 6 F o r m o r e area Dec. 6. For more, s e e p a g e 4 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

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2The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 50 Saturday, Dec. 13, 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 USAG-KA: ‘Thank you, Vets Day volunteers’ TOP: Crewmembers of the Navy Seabee Construction Civic Action Detail-Marshall Islands are commended by USAG-KA leaders for their assistance with the Veterans’ Day Ceremony last month. BOTTOM: Members of Boy Scout Troop 314 receive thanks from USAG-KA Commander Col. Nestor Sadler and Command Sgt. Maj. Reginald Gooden during a special ceremony Dec. 6.Hourglass ReportsThose who volunteered their time to participate in the 2014 Veterans Day ceremony on Kwajalein received certi cates of appreciation from U.S. Army GarrisonKwajalein Atoll Command last week. Pictured at right, members of the Navy Seabees Construction Civic Action Detail-Marshall Islands and members of the Boy Scout Troop 314 were invited to the USAG-KA Headquarters Building to chat with Command leadership and pick up certi cates of appreciation. Other recipients of certi cates are: David Scheivert; Kyle Miller and the Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School Band. During the annual Nov. 11 Veterans Day ceremony at the agpoles area on Kwajalein, each group had its own job. While Scout members Ian Galbraith, Humberto A. Jones and Michael McClellan participated in the traditional laying of the wreaths ceremony, about half of the Seabees detachment currently on Roi-Namur performed the role of the ri e squad. Pulling the triggers of ceremonial ri es near the end of the ceremony, they let off a somber three-volley salute that punctuated the importance of the event—an opportunity to honor all American warriors who have perished under shot and shell ghting for their nation.

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3The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 50 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 Dining Committee is at your service Hourglass ReportsThere are many Kwaj folks who eat at the Zamperini Dining Facility every day. Some menu items wet their whistles, and some donÂ’t. ItÂ’s an inevitable part of cooking for more than 800 individuals each day: Because everyoneÂ’s needs and tastes are different, itÂ’s impossible to please everybody all the time. So where do ZDF regulars turn when they want to suggest a new menu item, commend the cooks for a particularly good dish or offer constructive criticism? The answerÂ’s easy: the Dining Committee. Consisting of nearly a dozen regular ZDF patrons and a staff of management facilitators, some of whom are pictured below, the Dining Committee is what you could call a miniature think tank. Its purpose? Make the ZDF menu as awesome as possible. Meeting every month at the ARC, each committee representative elds positive and negative feedback from ZDF patrons and talks directly with ZDF and Kwajalein Range Services management on their peersÂ’ behalf. Love the Mongolian Grill night? Let these individuals know. Think the stir-fry contains too much sodium? Tell them. These are the people you can talk to in order to have a real impact on your ZDF expereince. Before you run these people down and talk their ears off, though, check out the Dining CommitteeÂ’s Sharepoint page on USAG-KA Web (Community > Food Services > Dining Committee). There youÂ’ll nd: detailed minutes from past meetings, where you may nd that your comment has already been addressed a list of current action items the committee is working on, such as the implementation of serving utensils that donÂ’t slip into the salad bar, and the status of each action item the Dining Committee Charter contact information for committee representatives USAG-KA cafeteria dining policy statements and more Dave Nobis Mike McConnell Amy Abramo Jan Abrams Diane Elliott Dan Fitzpatrick Leonard Grandbois Mark Donoghue Rich Cunrod Robert Buse Chryle Johnson Linda Wingfield Kevin Chalmers Not Pictured Not Pictured Not Pictured Not Pictured

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4The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 50 Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 Santa Claus greets his adoring fans during the afternoon Santa Parade Dec. 6. Throngs of children and parents accompany Claus and his crew from the Atoll Terminal to the island’s downtown area Dec. 6.Santa, elves visit Kwaj to prepare for big night Hourglass Reports Photos by Jordan VinsonSanta Claus and a small army of elves made a special multipurpose visit to Kwajalein Dec. 6 to kick the island’s holiday festivities into high gear. Apart from joining in on community-wide events like the annual Santa Parade and a personal meet-and-greet photo opportunity with children the following day, he and his team touched down on Kwajalein to survey the route he’s slated to follow to deliver presents to area children Dec. 24. Part of a multi-nation scouting assignment planned to take him to Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Guam, Palau and elsewhere throughout Micronesia, the Dec. 6-7 visit stemmed from a Lean Six Sigma p roject designed by engineers at Santa’s Workshop. The goal? To make Claus’ Christmas Eve present deliveries as speedy and ef cient as possible in Micronesia. After passing through customs and leaving his team of reindeer to feed on candy canes and coconuts on the Bucholz Army Air eld tarmac, Claus hopped onto a tractordrawn trailer outside the Atoll Terminal to join an entourage of elves who had arrived earlier to perform a security sweep of the parade route. While throwing out gobs of candy and greeting the throngs of children and parents who escorted him and his team to the island’s downtown area for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Claus talked about his visit. “The parade is great, and the opportunity to visit with the children at the library and hear what they want this Christmas is very important,” he said. “But we’re also here to gure out the quickest route to follow on Christmas Eve when I come back to deliver presents to the good children living on Kwaj, not to mention the rest of the Marshall Islands and elsewhere in this region. We’re always looking to improve our performance and customer satisfaction.” As the parade petered out downtown and the crowd dispersed to look for seating for the Tree Lighting Ceremony, one elf, who asked to remain anonymous because she was not authorized to talk to the press, added to what Claus said. “We have so many good children who live in Micronesia, and their numbers increase each year. So we’re looking at ways to eliminate inef ciencies and speed up Claus’ deliveries on Christmas Eve,” she said. “We did this last year, and on Kwajalein alone we cut our total time spent on the island by eight percent. Our goal this time around is to gure out a way to speed up our delivery times on Kwaj by another ve percent. It’s a challenge, but our support team back on the North Pole thinks we can do it.” Munching on gingersnaps during an exclusive interview with Kwajalein Hourglass staff Dec. 6, the unnamed elf mentioned a few of the areas in which Claus and his engineers were working to speed up deliveries in the area. Efforts lately had focused on replacing the sleigh’s heavy steel shell with a much lighter, more exible and more aerodynamic carbon ber shell. Initial wind tunnel tests at Claus’ workshop looked good, the elf said; however, she was unsure if the new design would be ready by Dec. 24. Also in the works was the introduction of a special reindeer feed to give Rudolph and the gang some extra juice to power through the See CLAUS, page 6

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5The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 50 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 Col. Nestor Sadler and his wife Monica enjoy the honor of lighting Kwajalein’s Christmas tree under the warmth of a full moon. Monica Sadler and Jennifer Cossey join Masina McCollum and more than a dozen other women and girls in a hula performance. LEFT: Josie Brown, unable to contain her excitement, enjoys her first Tree Lighting Ceremony on Kwaj. MIDDLE: Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School Music Teacher Kyle Miller leads his students during a performance of “Winter Wonderland.” RIGHT: Ed and Patrice Kra mer perform a couple of original “Kwaj Christmas” tunes for the crowd. Kwajalein lights tree Hourglass Reports Photos by Jordan VinsonThe Kwaj community came together Dec. 6 for the island’s 2014 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, a longstanding tradition on the garrison which is now in its 47th year. Following the arrival of Santa Claus at the downtown area in the early evening, the event kicked off with a lineup of musical performances and dances by residents of Kwaj and Ebeye. A couple hundred people, crowded onto sets of bleachers parked along the street or watching from a distance, enjoyed a festive hula performance by Masina McCollum and friends, a performance by Mrs. Karen’s Dance Troupe, a performance by Michelle Huwe’s Dance Group and a special holiday performance by the Ri’katak Dancers. Ed and Patrice Kramer, always a dependable act during large, communitywide events, performed their “Kwaj Christmas” hit. They were followed by the Jr./Sr. High School Band’s renditions of “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “Let it Snow.” Amber Tippetts and Friends sang “Go Christmas” and “When Christmas Comes to Town,” and the Elementary School Choir Boys sang a piece called “Christmas Mash-Up.” As the sun’s waning rays gave way to a darkening twilight, it came time to illuminate the tree. Under the warmth of a full moon rising quickly above the eastern horizon, Col. Nestor Sadler and his wife Monica climbed the stage and addressed the crowd, explaining what a pleasure it was to be invited to participate in one of the island’s longest-standing traditions. With their ngers pressed rmly on the nose of the Rudolphthemed light switch, the Sadlers lit up the tree, and the tall palm shined brightly onto the applauding crowd. The rest of the night was lled with vendor sales of food and merchandise by island clubs and AAFES; games, face painting stations and in atables for children; an Adult Jingle Bell Ball with music by DJ Dyvurse; and even a special AAFES Black Saturday sale at the Pxtra.

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6The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 50 Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 Santa visits libraryHourglass reports Photos by Jordan VinsonSanta Claus stopped by Grace Sherwood Library Sunday to meet one-on-one with the island children. Rested up from his trek from the North Pole, Claus invited dozens of kids up onto his lap to to give them an opportunity to tell him what they wanted for Christmas this year. Some brought to the library lengthy lists that included everything from high-tech electronics to sports gear and clothing. Others had complete meltdowns. region’s hot, humid climate. The reindeer, which are mainly accustomed to arctic, snowy conditions, perform a bit differently in equatorial regions, the elf reminded. Tests in the eld, she said, had already cut down the time needed to hop from island to island by nearly 10 percent. But the easiest—and perhaps the most effective— task, the elf said, was a crucial software update that North Pole engineers were in the process of installing on the GPS navigation unit used on Claus’ sleigh. “Last year Santa landed on what the GPS told him was Majuro Atoll and began quietly delivering presents to the homes of the good kids,” the elf explained. “It took him half an hour to gure out that he was actually on Jaluit Atoll—about 120 miles west of his target. That cost us a bit of time.” It’s just one wasteful example of many that Claus and his team are trying to eliminate by implementing “They’re just nervous to be up close and personal with ol’ Claus,” Claus said, laughing. “For a few of them, this is their rst time meeting me.” In addition to meeting Santa, kids got the opportunity to decorate crafts and put on temporary Christmas tattoos. The “photo opp” bards set up in the library by Community Activities staff were major hits with the parents. Many came away from the event with plenty of photos that will likely be used to embarass their children well into the future. Ellie Miller, always a cool operator when visiting with Claus, smiles for the camera. LEFT: The Cardillo twins have a classic Santa-exposure freakout. RIGHT: Tessa Delisio, Cherish Corder, Linda Augustine, Mia Was e and friends do a couple of holiday crafts.CLAUS, from page 4 their Lean Six Sigma efforts, the elf said. And it could all result in even more presents for even more good kids in Micronesia in the coming years, she added. Apart from scouting the area ahead of Claus’ live run on Christmas Eve, his visit Dec. 6-7 also gave him an opportunity to sit down with the children of Kwajalein for a personal chat at the Grace Sherwood Library the next day. Passing out candy canes to kids who came to sit on his lap, he talked to each child and marked down what each boy and girl wanted for Christmas. As eager parents snapped photos of the occasion, he reminded the children to keep up their good work. “You’ve come so far, boys and girls,” he told them. “You’ve been good all year, and you have special treats waiting for you this Christmas—but only if you keep up the good behavior. Be good to your friends. Be good to your parents and teachers. And don’t forget to have a merry Christmas, ho ho ho!”

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7The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 50 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 Scouts, Army hit the rangeThe competitors in a turkey shoot at the Kwajalein Small Arms Range pause for a group photo Nov. 29. Wyatt Jones draws a bead on a target downrange to give the Scouts some crucial points. Article and photos by Glen McClellan Troop 314 ScoutmasterBoy Scout Troop 314 challenged U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll personnel to a shootout at the Kwajalein Small Arms Range Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving. Known informally as a turkey shoot, the contest tasked both Scouts and Army staff with shooting hundreds of fun, Thanksgivingthemed targets: soda cans, balloons, bulls-eyes and motorized, moving targets. Half of the targets were marked as Army targets, and the other half were marked as Boy Scout targets. The rules of the turkey shoot were a bit whacky, and there were plenty of unknown factors that affected each team’s shooting and scores. Balloons, which wiggled back and forth unpredictably in the wind for instance, were hard to hit; some even randomly popped on their own. Unpredictable collateral damage also occurred when shrapnel from an exploding soda can took out a nearby can or balloon from the other team. To give the younger Scouts an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Troop-owned ri es, they trained with Ralph Jones, a National Ri e Association instructor and retired Navy sharpshooter, for two weeks leading up to the competition. And because the Army shooters had no prior practice with the ri es, they were less likely to capitalize on prior weapons experience and use that against their younger competitors. The Army staff even gave the Scouts personal instruction and advice and helped them snap in and adjust their sights. The members of each team tried their luck against the targets from three ring positions: lying on the ground, kneeling and standing. Each shooter red eight rounds from each position. The Army shooters went rst, and their accuracy dealt a devastating blow against the targets. Exploding loudly one after another, the concussive blasts of soda cans and other targets gave off an atmosphere of a true-life gun ght. “This is going to be a slaughter,” said spectator Paulette Galbraith as the smoke cleared from the Army’s rst round. Picking up a ri e, Scout David Sholar quietly led his teammates in a different direction, though. Gambling on a high-risk strategy, he and other top Scout shooters focused only on going after the highvalue targets—moving turkeys. The rest of the scouts, meanwhile, took care of remaining targets like balloons and soda cans. Luckily for them, some of their balloons either popped on their own, or were inadvertently popped by collateral damage from the Army. After hundreds of shots on the range, the turkey shoot came to an exciting nish: 236 points for the Scouts and 235 points for the Army shooters. By all means, though, the event was less of a competition and more of an opportunity to build camaraderie between Scouts and Army staff. The advice and skills they received from the Scoutmasters and Army mentors will surely go a long way for the young men in the future.

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8The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 50 Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 From Dec. 12, 1966 From Dec. 10, 1966From Dec. 10, 1966 From Dec. 13, 1966 KwajaleinTheHourglassTimeCapsule

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9The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 50 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 From Jason Huwe From Jason Huwe From Jason Huwe From Molly Premo From Mike Sakaio

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10The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 50 Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 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 www.krsjv.com COMMUNITY BANK has an open position for part-time teller with a 20-hour work week. Apply online at www.careers.dodcommunitybank.com. PATIO SALE7-10 a.m., Monday, at 420-A Taro Street. Clothing, toys, books, and other assorted household items. IPOD TOUCH 5, red in gray, rubber case. Please call 55176. FOR SALESCHWINN FITNESS treadmill, with 12 percent incline and 12 mph max speed, $450 OBO. Call 51469. DANCE DANCE Revolution 2 for Nintendo 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 p.m., Thursday, Christianity Explored, quarters 203-A (Robinson’s). • 6:30 p.m., Friday, Roi Chapel Latter-day Saints 10 a.m., Sunday, CRC Room 3 Contact the chaplain’s of ce at 53505 for more information.Wii, with two Dance Mats, $20; electronic dart board, $20; Green Machine Steam Cleaner, $20; new in-box 2TB hard drive, $50. Call 52927. FAMED WYLAND Galleries limited edition paintings, all signed, numbered and professionally framed, giclee on canvas, lithographs and serigraphs, Will make a great Christmas gift for that special person. Call 53717 to set up a viewing. FOUR-PERSON JACUZZI, in excellent condition, comes with a cover, chemicals, and we will help you move it, asking $1,500 OBO. Call 51678. COMMUNITY NOTICESTHE COUNTRY Club will be closed for a private function tonight. Questions? Call 53331. THIRD ANNUAL Christmas Island “Light Up the Night” event is tonight 6:30-9:30 p.m., beginning at the MP Room. Come enjoy an evening of fun with a tour of decorated homes accompanied by hot chocolate, coffee, cookies, hot dogs, and snacks at the MP Room.There will also be crafts and goodie bags! Voting for housing takes place this evening. Questions? Call 53331. BQ RESIDENTS Bad Xmas Sweater Party will be held at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, at the ARC. Enjoy a night of fun for BQ residents at the ARC with a cash bar, music, and complimentary ornament gift. Wear your best ugly holiday sweater or tshirt! We’ll take a stroll and judge the BQ windows decorated for the holidays, and there will be cash prizes for the participants! Voting for BQs takes place this evening. A SUBCONTRACTOR is on-island conducting propane disposal operations associated with deteriorated cylinders located at the south end of the air eld until Dec. 15. The access road will be blocked, and this area of the island will be restricted to authorized personnel only during fuel transfer operations. Questions? call 51134. THE ADULT POOL and the Family Pool will be closed Tuesday-Saturday for yearly intake pipe cleaning work. Pools will resume normal hours of operation Dec. 21. FIRST JINGLE BELL Fun Run & Rich Theater Double Feature will be held at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 20, beginning at Emon Beach. Bring your bells and enjoy an easy two-mile run ending at the Rich Theater. The double feature, with “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Home Alone” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Questions? Call 53331. Lunch DinnerSunday Oven-fried chicken Eggs benedict Scalloped potatoes ThursdayCajun beef shortribs Chicken breast Baked beansDec. 20Spaghetti Italian meatballs Garlic breadThursday Grilled pork cutlets Assorted pizza Veggie stir-fry FridayTurkey swiss stackers Old fashioned pot roast Fish du jourFridaySauteed chicken breast Beans in broth Rice pilafMondayHerb-roasted beef Quiche Oven-roast potatoesWednesday Maple-glazed roast Chicken chopsuey Mashed potatoes Sunday BBQ porkloin Oriental chicken stir-fry Steamed red potatoes Monday Veggie quesadillas Beef curry Rice pilaf Tuesday Kwaj-fried chicken Hawaiian chopped steak Potatoes O’brien Wednesday Carved steamship beef Chicken cordon bleu Noodles romanoff Tuesday Beef stroganoff Chicken sandwich Veggi stir-fry Dec. 20Chicken fried steak General Tso’s chicken Oven-roasted potatoesSIX-MONTH (Jan. 1-June 30, 2014) Greens and Locker Fees are due by Dec. 31. Payment options: six-month greens and locker fee, $250; six-month locker fee only, $50; onemonth green fee only, $60; one-month locker fee only, $10. Daily and Monthly Greens Fees are required for locker only payments. Payment can be made at the CA Main Of ce (Bldg 805, located inside the library) or by mailing a check to: KRS: Community Activities, Attn Golf Fees, APO, AP 96555. *Make checkes out to KRS. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT’S Equipment Custodian Training class will be held 9-11 a.m., Dec. 20, at the REB. This training is required for all Property Custodians and available for Supervisors/Managers. Other personnel may attend, space permitting. To register call the KRS Property Management of ce at 53412. THE ISLAND MEMORIAL Chapel Christmas Eve Service will be held at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 24. It will include a performance by the Hand Bell Choir, a Children’s Dance, a Christmas “Stick Drama” and a TED talk by Zacchaeus! Questions? Call Pastor Kevin 53505. THE BARGAIN BAZAAR and Jimjera are asking for donations of new or gently used toys for the holidays. Two drop-off locations are available: the Elementary School and the Pxtra. COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES is now accepting equipment rental reservations for 2015. If you have a party planned, a club event, or some other special celebration, come by Community Activities to make your reservation! DUE TO A COMPUTER meltdown at Surfside Salon, we need anyone with an appointment in the month of January to call the shop or stop in to let us know the time and date it’s on. Call 53319. 2015 Basketball Season registration will be open Dec. 30-Jan. 10. Season play is Jan. 21-March 6. Cost is $100 per team. Limited number of team slots available, so register early! For questions and registration, contact Carlos at 51275. PLEASE HOLD DOORS when entering or exiting vehicles to avoid the wind catching the door and causing damage. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. REMINDER: ALL exterior holiday electrical decorations and lights must be turned off at midnight each night. RULES FOR ELECTRIC SAFETY. Don’t overload outlets or extension cords. It could damage the electrical system in your house or even cause a re. Make sure all electrical cords are tucked away, neat & tidy. Pets might chew on Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility LOST

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11The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 50 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 Friday Poisson provencal Boeuf bourginon Pommes duchesse Sunday Roast pork loin Baked chicken Egg florentine Thursday Make your own BLT London broil Mac and cheeseDec. 20Grilled cheese gobbler Salisbury steak Cous cous Thursday Fried chicken Meatloaf Mashed potatoes Friday Fried fish Grilled chicken thighs Pinto beans Monday Garlic roast beef Egg muffins Roasted potatoes WednesdayGrilled cheese Pork pimento Egg foo youngSunday Chicken schnitzel Beef stew Green bean casserole Monday Chicken marsala Jerk-style spare ribs Stir-fry veggies Tuesday Stuffed peppers Herb-roast chicken Mashed potatoes Wednesday Grilled steak Fried fish Corn on the cob Tuesday Sloppy Joes Chicken wings Cheesy potatoe sDec. 20Southwestern chicken Beef tacos Fiesta riceLunch Dinner Ready and Resilient Wellness CalendarEvents are sponsored by the Community Health Promotional Council and are free of charge to the community.Caf Roi Thumbs up!OPSEC KUDOS!... to Command Sgt. Maj. Gooden and the Army volunteers for taking the time to work with the Boy Scouts at the turkey shoot. It was greatly appreciated and just one more reason why Kwajalein is such a great place to live. ... to everyone who supported the 47th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. It was a great success and couldnÂ’t have been done with the support of so many: Community Activities Crew, Hobby Shop Staff, Public Works & Planning, Buildings & Grounds, Construction Shop, Fire Prevention, Electricians, Automotive, Performers, Vendors, Security and Access Control, Airport Staff, KRS Catering, Jinetiptip WomenÂ’s Club, 4H Club, AAFES, DJ Dyvurse, James Corder, Eric Corder, Nestor and Monica Sadler.Big kudos goes to Roi-Namur Security and Access Control Of cer Daniel Burke, pictured below, for helping Navy divers properly dispose of sensitive Navy dive testing documents in a pinch. Actions by those like Burke help keep American secrets secret. Good job!electrical cords and people might trip & fall. Never yank an electrical cord from the wall. Pulling on a cord can damage the appliance, the plug or the outlet. EAP CLASSES FOR DECEMBER: Bariatric surgery support, 4:45-5:30 p.m., Dec. 9; attention de cient/hyperactivity support, 4:45-5:30 p.m., Dec. 11; dealing with dif cult coworkers/ resolving con icts, noon-1 p.m., Dec. 18. All classes are in the Hospital Conference Room. E-TALK: Please pay attention to signs and USAG-KA Commander Col. Nestor Sadler will hold town hall meetings for the residents and work force of Kwajalein and Roi as follows. Roi-Namur residents 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, at the Roi Tradewinds Theater Roi-Namur RMI workforce 2-3 p.m., Wednesday, at the Roi Tradewinds Theater Kwajalein RMI workforce 1-2:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Island Memorial Chapel Kwajalein residents 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, at the MP Roomfencing on and around historic structures. They are there to prevent injuries from uneven walking surfaces, falling concrete, sharp rusted metal and other hazards. SAFELY SPEAKING: The exclamation mark is a new OSHA symbol youÂ’ll start to see on workplace chemicals. The exclamation mark means the product will irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs if not used properly.

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12The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 50 Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 116.10 inches Yearly deviation: +27.89 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny 15% NE-E at 13-18 knots Monday Partly Sunny 10% NE-E at 10-15 knots Tuesday Mostly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 11-16 knots Wednesday Mostly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 11-16 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 15% NE-E at 11-16 knots Friday Partly Sunny 15% ENE-E at 11-16 knots Sunrise Moonrise Low Tide High Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:55 a.m. Midnight. 2:41 a.m. 0.7’ 8:55 a.m. 2.6’ 6:32 p.m. 12:26 p.m. 2:41 p.m. 1.2’ 8:57 p.m. 2.8’ Monday 6:55 a.m. 12:45 a.m. 3:43 a.m. 0.9’ 10:17 a.m. 2.5’ 6:33 p.m. 1:06 p.m. 4:13 p.m. 1.4’ 10:19 p.m. 2.6’ Tuesday 6:56 a.m. 1:30 a.m. 5:03 a.m. 0.9’ 11:51 a.m. 2.7’ 6:33 p.m. 1:46 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 1.4’ 11:58 p..m 2.5’ Wednesday 6:56 a.m. 2:17 a.m. 6:20 a.m. 0.8’ 1:01 p.m. 3.1’ 6:34 p.m. 2:29 p.m. 7:22 p.m. 0.9’ -------------------Thursday 6:57 a.m. 3:05 a.m. 7:19 a.m. 0.5’ 1:13 a.m. 2.7’ 6:34 p.m. 3:14 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 0.5’ 1:51 p.m. 3.5’ Friday 6:57 a.m. 3:56 a.m. 8:07 a.m. 0.2’ 2:08 a.m. 3.0’ 6:34 p.m. 4:02 p.m. 8:58 p.m. 0.0’ 2:33 p.m. 4.0’ Dec. 20 6:58 a.m. 4:50 a.m. 8:49 a.m. -0.1’ 2:53 a.m. 3.3’ 6:35 p.m. 4:53 p.m. 9:37 p.m. -0.4’ 3:12 p.m. 4.4’ B League The Wigglers 5-0 Sets on the Beach 4-1 Fifth String 3-3 I’d Spike That 1-5 NANsense 2.0 1-5 A League Mixed Plate 7-1 School ‘Em 6-3 Old School 2-6 Spartans 1 1-6 wednesday, Dec. 3 School ‘Em def. Mixed Plate: 25-22, 25-15 Old School def. Spartan 1: 27-26, 22-25, 15-8 friday, Dec. 5 Mixed Plate def. Spartan 1: 22-25, 25-15, 15-12 School ‘Em def. Old School: 22-25, 25-20, 15-7 A LEAGUE Tuesday, Dec. 2 Sets on Beach def. NANsense : 25-17, 25-20 Fifth String def. I’d Spike That: 25-17, 25-13 thursday, dec. 4 NANsense def. I’d Spike That: 22-25, 25-13, 15-22 The Wigglers def. Fifth String: 25-23, 25-22 B LEAGUE Volleyball Results TEAM STANDINGS (WIN-LOSS) SCHOOL LEAGUE Tuesday, Dec. 2 Seniors def. Black Attack: 25-9, 25-11 Sophomores def. Juniors: 25-17, 22-25, 15-7 wednesday, Dec. 3 Black Attack def. Freshmen: 23-25, 25-18, 15-6 Seniors def. White Lightning 25-12, 25-11 thursday, Dec. 4 Juniors def. Black Attack: 25-22, 25-15 Freshmen def. White Lightning: 25-17, 25-21 friday, Dec. 5 Juniors def. Black Attack: 25-22, 25-15 Freshmen def. White Lightning: 25-17, 25-15, 15-12 Sophomores 8-0 Seniors 6-3 Juniors 5-3 NEXT WEEK’S SCHEDULE: COME CHEER ON YOUR TEAM! School League Black Attack 4-6 Freshmen 3-6 White Lightning 0-8 Thursday 4:30 p.m.: ------------------------------------------5:30 p.m.: ------------------------------------------6:30 p.m.: The Wigglers vs. NANsense 2.0 7:30 p.m.: Sets on Beach vs. I’d Spike That Friday 4:30 p.m.: Playoff Game 1 S4 vs S6 5:30 p.m.: Playoff Game 2 S3 vs. S5 6:30 p.m.: Old School vs. Spartans 1 7:30 p.m.: Wednesday 4:30 p.m.: Sophomores vs. Seniors 5:30 p.m.: Juniors vs. White Lightning 6:30 p.m.: Spartans 1 vs. Mixed Plate 7:30 p.m.: ------------------------------------Tuesday 4:30 p.m.: White Lightning vs. Sophomores 5:30 p.m.: Juniors vs. Freshmen 6:30 p.m.: Fifth String vs. NANsense 2.0 7:30 p.m.: The Wigglers vs. Sets on Beach