The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 20152The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 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: email@example.comGarrison 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 PremoU.S. Army Paci c commander toured USAG-KAGen. Vincent Brooks, the commanding general of U.S. Army Paci cÂ—the Army service component of the United States Paci c CommandÂ—toured U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. The general came to the atoll for an in-depth look at the array of mission assets, garrison infrastructure and quality of life services currently available. Rock group Â“Prospect HillÂ” toured Roi, KwajThe Boston-based rock group Â“Prospect HillÂ” visited Kwajalein Atoll to put on shows for audiences on both Roi-Namur and Kwajalein. The bandÂ’s thick, crunching guitar riffs, piercing vocals, booming bass and drums were a nice change of pace for many residentsÂ—especially the younger crowd. A major highlight of the groupÂ’s tour on the atoll was the show they musicians put on for teens at the MP Room on Kwajalein. Former NBA coach, U.S. ambassador returned for second series of youth clinicsFormer NBA coach Tom Newell visited Kwajalein and Ebeye for three days to host a series of basketball training clinics for children and teens in the communities. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of StateÂ’s public diplomacy outreach, Newell was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Thomas Armbruster and staff from the U.S. embassy in Majuro. It was the coachÂ’s second series of clinics in as many years on the atoll.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 20153The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 Musicians dazzled at KaleidoscopeAbout two dozen music acts took center stage during the 2014 Yokwe Yuk WomenÂ’s Club Kaleidoscope of Music. Nearly 200 residents enjoyed covers of classics, original singer-songwriter acts and instrumental renditions of classical pieces performed on piano, guitar, drums and more. The event was as much a fundraiser as it was a music variety show. In addition to providing local musicians a forum for them to strut their stuff, the Kaleidoscope of Music raised more than $3,000 in scholarship money for college-bound Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School seniors.Secretary of the Navy toured Roi-Namur, visited WWII veteransSecretary of the Navy Ray Mabus ew into Bucholz Army Air eld on the eve of Operation FlintlockÂ’s 70th anniversary. It was an opportunity to chat with retired Navy veterans Ted Sonner and Burl Sousa, who served in the WWII assault against the Japanese in the Marshalls. Veterans aided King sher Project, celebrated on Kwaj, Roi-NamurVeterans of the 1944 U.S. military campaign against Japanese combatants in the Marshall Islands came to Kwajalein Atoll to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Operation Flintlock. It was the rst time Ted Sonner and Burl Sousa had returned to the waters of the atoll in which they and their comrades went to war in 1944. Ceremony honored the 194 Marines killed in northern islands during Operation FlintlockA open-air memorial ceremony on the islet of RoiNamur showcased a new plaque installed to remember the 194 Marines and Navy servicemen who lost their lives during their push against Japanese forces in the area of Roi-Namur 70 years ago.Deputy Garrison Commander Joseph Moscone completed USAG-KA tenureAfter four years serving as the Deputy to the U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Commander, Joseph Moscone, along with wife, Nancy, departed Kwajalein, headed for Fort Bliss, Texas. Moscone assumed his duties as deputy to the commander in April 2010. It was his second tour of USAG-KA, having previously worked as the director of Community Activities. USAG-KAÂ’s rst command sergeant major assumed garrison responsibilitiesCommand Sgt. Maj. Reginald Gooden became U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein AtollÂ’s rst command sergeant major in the history of the garrison. In a formal Assumption of Responsibilities ceremony at the baseÂ’s Island Memorial Chapel, Gooden formally accepted responsibility for the Kwajalein and Roi-Namur communities to which he will be beholden during his tenure. Kwaj team kept the cupSome of the nest golfers this side of the Hawaiian Islands took to the Roi-Namur golf course to battle for the annual Atoll Cup. While the Roi Rats put up a erce defense on their home turf, the team from Kwajalein came away with the overall tournament winÂ—and the right to hold onto the beloved crystal Atoll Cup for another year.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 20154The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 SMDC commander: Reagan Test Site integral to future U.S. national securityArmy Lt. Gen. David Mann ew into the Republic of the Marshall Islands to meet the men and women who live and work on one of the most far ung and remote U.S. military installations under the PentagonÂ’s domain: the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, part of the U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. He took the opportunity to get a rsthand look at the technology that Army soldiers, DA civilians and civilian contractors use to execute missions for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command in the area. He emphasized the relevance and increasing importance of the test range in an era of a rapidly changing way of war. Down Wind Dash highlighted islandÂ’s fastest runners54 Kwajalein residents participated in the 34th annual Down Wind Dash. Aided by an average wind speed of 14 mph, runners nished the one-mile course along Bucholz Army Air eld in as little as ve minutes. Coming in rst place in the menÂ’s division was 10th grader Michael Sykes, followed by David Sholar and Sam Jahnke, also 10th graders. Jill Brown, meanwhile, took the top prize in the womenÂ’s group. Jamye Loy and Mereille Bishop tied for second place. Students took prizes at science fairThe 2014 Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School Science Fair brought out about two dozen budding researchers who used the event to showcase their knowledge of a wide range of issues relating to biology, physiology, meteorology, astronomy, geology, physics and more. The overall purpose of the fair was to give students an opportunity to explore, on a much deeper and intimate level, subjects they have learned in class. Millican Family Pool makeover wrapped upThe Millican Family Pool received a much-needed facelift. Tackling long-overdue repairs, construction workers from the Department of Public Works put in tons of new concrete, plumbing and decking and touched it up with a layer of sharp, sky-blue paint. Repairs included the removal and replacement of concrete, replacement of drain and water lines, crack repairs on the bottom and sides of the pool, aesthetic workÂ—and, of course, the installation of the new decking. Along with the structural concrete repairs, there was also work completed on the pipes that ll and drain the pool. Japanese bereavement group mourned loss of their ancestors during WWIIMembers of the Marshall Islands War-Bereaved Families Association visited Kwajalein and Roi-Namur to honor and mourn their Japanese ancestors who perished during Operation Flintlock in World War II. They read aloud letters and placed mementos at the memorial.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 20155The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 Sweet, sweet high-speed InternetResidents accessed the Internet via high-speed DSL connections in their residences. It was the rst time in the history of the Army presence on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur that they were able to do so, and the vast majority expressed nothing but buoyant excitement. The high-speed internet access rollout was a product of years of hard work by dozens of personnel within the U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll, the Reagan Test Site, the Army Contracting Command and Kwajalein Range Services. Young artists showcased creativityAn art exhibition at the Coconut Room showcased more than 100 pieces of original artwork by Kwajalein Elementary School students. Based on this yearÂ’s theme, Â“A Night at the Movies,Â” the exhibit featured art inspired by a wide range of lms, from Hollywood blockbusters like the Harry Potter series and Â“E.T. the Extra-TerrestrialÂ” to animated classics like Â“Snow White and the Seven DwarvesÂ” and Â“UP.Â” Coconut trophies claimed by basketball champsIcy Hot won the 2014 MenÂ’s A-League basketball championship, defeating league runner-up Remix with a nal score of 63 to 50. USAG-KA meanwhile took home the B-League coconut trophy with a fairly close thumping of team Yokwe in the nals. The Youth League had one of the most exciting nishes of the year. Team Space Jam led the league throughout the season with only one loss. Team BreakFast made a surge through the season and was determined to nish strong And that they didÂ—stealing the coconut trophy from Space Jam in the championship game. The incredible win came by just two points with only three seconds left on the clock.Captain & Crew took two trophy sh in KAISC Sunday Series Fishing ChallengeA 35.5-pound ono and a 21.5-pound aku tuna were hauled in by Sunday Series Challenge shing team Captain & Crew. The team, consisting of Captain Dalbert Delacruz and crewmembers Tony Janoski, Todd Jordon, Maura Mastrian and David Shimoaka, received $400 in prize monies for landing two of the ve trophy sh of the Sunday Series Fishing Challenge.Espressos and crescendos at the French Quarters CafeFrench Quarters Caf was hosted by the Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School National Honor Society and Spartan Expresso. The annual Coffee Shop event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for NHS. Funds are used for various service projects on Ebeye. Students served up desserts and coffee drinks to island residents as they perused old Kwajalein Schools yearbooks and enjoyed the volunteer entertainment. Â“The Josh Logan TrioÂ” rocked the ip ops off Kwajalein, Roi music fansKwajalein and Roi-Namur residents were treated to a taste of fame when Â“The Josh Logan TrioÂ” visited to perform three shows courtesy of the Quality of Life fund. Logan nished in 11th place on the reality singing competition show Â“The VoiceÂ” in season 4. Kites soared at Emon BeachCommunity Activities sponsored the annual Kite Day, offering island residents the opportunity to bring their own or homemade kites to the beach, or to play with the shark kites courtesy of CA. The trade winds were whipping at Emon Beach, where more than a dozen kites could be seen soaring through the sky. Prizes were awarded to several participants. Mark Donoghue had the highest ying kite. Jim Hockenberger and Judith Shimamoto tied for the best homemade kites. The Botes familyÂ’s mermaid kite was voted prettiest.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 20156The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 Bishop with Archdiocese of the Military Services trekked to Kwajalein to lead con rmations, massCatholic Bishop Neal J. Buckon, an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, ew into Bucholz Army Air eld to perform Catholic con rmations on Kwajalein. It was the rst time in 29 years that a bishop within the Catholic Church had carried out on-island con rmations. Creatives highlighted at Spring Arts and Crafts FairAn army of creatives from Roi-Namur and Kwajalein were out in force at the 2014 Spring Arts and Crafts Fair at the MP Room. Many who came were treated to an impressive display of local artistic talent ranging from fused glass pendants and glazed pottery to stained glass, custom picture framing and rst-class photography. Kwaj folks enjoyed 2014 Spring Break Music Fest While local musicians entertained the island masses at the Emon Beach Main Pavilion, other residents participated in activities like the chili cook-off, in atables, dunk tank and more.Heavy rains ooded KwajaleinKwajalein was hit with record-setting rainfall. The Reagan Test Site Weather Station measured 10.75 inches of rain from midnight April 11 to midnight April 12. That is the second-highest calendar day rainfall total measured on Kwajalein since 1945. The steady downpour wreaked havoc, causing ooding, building damage, television and radio outages, a power outage and a closure of the runway.KHS students went glam for prom, rompProm and Romp were held for Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School students. Prom, attended by 9-12-graders, was sponsored by the junior class. The theme for prom was Â“Dancing in the Rain,Â” and the MP room was transformed into a rainy but elegant scene. The eighthgraders pulled off their rst dance for junior high students. This yearÂ’s Romp was held in CRC Room 6 and was themed after a masquerade ball.Yokwe Yuk WomenÂ’s Club delivered grant checks to local RMI schoolsMembers of the Education Assistance Committee, a component of the Yokwe Yuk WomenÂ’s Club, traveled to Ebeye and Gugeegue to deliver donation checks to seven schools. Once a year, proceeds from the Micronesian Handicraft Shop, Bargain Bazaar and the an-
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 20157The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 nual Silent Basket Auction are collected and distributed to schools in the Marshall Islands and elsewhere in Micronesia to assist with education needs. This year, $50,000 in grants was distributed.Kwaj NHS students delivered school supplies to students on GugeegueKwajalein Jr./Sr. High SchoolÂ’s National Honor Society students traveled to Gugeegue to deliver school supplies to Father Leonard Hacker High School and Kwajalein Atoll High School. Volunteers lent hand in Kwaj Earth Day CleanupSpread out along the oceanside shoreline of the island near the Paci c Club, the Adult Pool, the Kwaj Lodge and Ocean View Club, a handful of residents who braved the late morning rain bagged up as much trash as possible in a two-hour time span. The volunteers hauled in hundreds of pounds of junk, ranging from ubiquitous plastic debris and cigarette butts to glass bottles, plastic jugs and chunks of styrofoam and rubber, most of which had been carried to shore by the high tides.Kwaj snorkelers, divers searched for Easter eggs in lagoonUnder sheets of rain, Kwaj residents young and old went out to Emon Beach to try their hands in the 2014 Underwater Easter Egg Hunt. A total of 864 plastic Easter eggs, weighted down with sand stuffed inside and secured with scotch tape, were hidden off the shore of Emon. Many were sprinkled throughout the beachÂ’s roped-off swimming area, well within reach of the younger children who participated. Kwajalein Scuba Club volunteers peppered the rest in 5-18 feet of water from Emon Beach all the way to North Point. Some of the eggs brought up earned the divers and snorkelers prizes.Iconic bartender Wally Hoo remembered after three decades on Kwajalein AtollThe most iconic bartender and waiter on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur passed away peacefully in his sleep April 12 in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Wally Wah Gee Hoo was known for his warm smile, sense of humor and strong pours. He is missed.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 20158The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 Kwajalein residents shattered records at 35th annual RustMan TriathlonThere were 33 solo contestants, including eight high school students and seven teams, at the 35th Annual RustMan Swim-Bike-Run Triathlon. Krystal Peterson was the overall winner, nishing in 2 hours, 13 minutes and 49 seconds, just six seconds shy of the womenÂ’s record. The formidable but gracious endurance machine and 10-time RustMan contestant, Thomas Cardillo, won for the men in 2:16:34. Jon Jahnke pushed the menÂ’s seniorsÂ’ category record down by three minutes. Elliott Moseley pushed the SSE record down by a walloping 15 minutes. The teen section winners were sophomore Michael Sykes and junior Mereille Bishop.KHS student showed off artistic talentsThe High School Art Show was hosted by Art Teacher Jane Woundy, who coordinates art shows as a chance for all her students to display the works they have been crafting and perfecting all year. The theme of this yearÂ’s show was Â“A Night at the Movies.Â” All of the art projects were created to match scenery, soundtracks, costumes, logos and genres of an assortment of classic movies. Roi residents participated in relaxed version of RustMan TriathlonRoi residents took advantage of a sunny morning to gather and participate in their own version of the RustMan TriathlonÂ—a much more relaxed version. Participants were invited to swim .6 miles, bike 5 miles and then run 3.5 miles. The distances were approximate, and the rules were loose. You could choose to take on the speci ed distances or create your own. It was all in good fun and just a way to come together and get some exercise. Individuals competed as well as teams. Roi Rats lent a hand in Earth Day cleanup effortRoi Rats got in the Earth Day spirit by organizing a cleanup on land and in water. They scoured the island picking up plastic bottles, food wrappers and plastic bags. Meanwhile, several divers hauled out all sorts of trash at the Roi Small Boat Marina, including a battered traf c cone.Pearly whites promoted on EbeyeStaff from the Kwajalein Dental Clinic visited dozens of third graders on Ebeye to both promote the importance of good dental hygiene and to pass out new toothbrushes. Elementary students showed off talentGeorge Seitz Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization sponsored the Â“You Bring the TalentÂ” variety show. Elementary students performed 19 acts that included dancing, singing, acrobatic stunts, comedy skits and acting. Mystery teachers performed the nal act, a dance to Pharrell WilliamsÂ’ Â“Happy.Â” Fifth annual Â“Century RideÂ” raised money for American Cancer SocietyThe 5th annual Bike-a-thon challenged cyclists to ride up to 100 miles, or 25 laps around the runway, all in the name of cancer awareness. Over $2,000 was collected and donated to the American Cancer Society. Seven cyclists completed the full 100 miles: Ben Bartyzel, Jon Jahnke, Edward Jednacz, Jay Lord, Stephanie Los-Trimble, Krystal Peterson and Michael Sykes.Mini triathlon brought out family, friends, individual competitorsWinners of Kwajalein Running ClubÂ’s
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 20159The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 2014 Rusty Family Mini Triathlon were Kwajalein Jr./ Sr. High School students Chad Sykes, grade 8, and Colleen Furgeson, grade 9. The rst George Seitz Elementary School nishers were Dominic Leines, grade 4, and Julia Sholar, grade 5. In the team section, rst place was a mixed youth and adult team of Elise Hebert, Jay Monnot and Shannon Paulsen. The Â‘MiniÂ’ uses the same Emon Beach hub as the RustMan Triathlon, but is shortened up for youth: a 500-yard swim, two bike loops around the Kwajalein air eld and one two-mile run loop.Smooth sailing at the KYC Sun sh RegattaThe Kwajalein Yacht ClubÂ’s brand-new eet of LaserPerformance Sun sh sailboats was put to good use during the KYC Sun sh Regatta. One of several sailing parties the club opens up to the community each year, the regatta brought out a few dozen Kwajalein residents eager to let their hair blow in the tradewinds.Kwajalein celebrated Asian American and Paci c Islander Heritage MonthU.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll celebrated Asian American and Paci c Islander Heritage Month. Residents from both Kwajalein and Ebeye performed rhythmic island dances and festive musical performances at the Richardson Theater, part of a collective celebration the government and communities of the United States perform each year to commemorate and honor contributions by Asians and Paci c Islanders to American society and history. Fallen Servicemembers remained in our thoughts, hearts on Memorial DayThe 2014 U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Memorial Day Ceremony was held at the agpoles. The colors of the United States and the Republic of the Marshall Islands were own at half staff in honor of our fallen comrades. Respect was paid for fallen comrades by the placing of the wreaths ceremony. The guest speaker was Lt. Col. Dean Wiley, Reagan Test Site director.KHS seniors given advice for their bright futures at Baccalaureate service at Island Memorial ChapelBaccalaureate is an annual celebration which honors the graduating class of Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School. The island get-together was a formal ceremony that not only celebrated the many achievements of the students, but was also an opportunity for the students to thank their troupe of supporters within the community who directly led to their successes. Mentors close to the students offered words of wisdom and advice for their upcoming graduation and life after high school. Golfers competed for top honors at Coral Open golf tournamentKwajalein Golf Association co-hosted the 45th annual Coral Open Golf Tournament at Holmberg Fairways. This was Mark KanekoÂ’s third year claiming menÂ’s low gross for the tournament. Rita Dominguez claimed low gross score for the women.Local Paci c Teen Panel youth delivered donated shoes to EbeyeMore than 1,000 men, women and children on Ebeye received new footwear, courtesy of donations and volunteerism within communities on several U.S. Army garrisons in the Paci c region. Representing U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll, Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School students Dori deBrum and Danielle Rivera coordinated the shoe donation project on the local level. Hundreds of children, and over 1,000 people in all, walked away with new and much-needed shoes. Softball champions crownedTeam Old, Fat and Lazy trounced the Criminals in a 26-10 bloodletting, winning the 2014 A League Softball Â“World SeriesÂ” and an honorary coconut trophy. The winner of the 2014 season in the B League was decided in a match between Jikalum and Yo-Wong, which ended in a 11-7 victory for Jikalum. The Lollygaggers and Air KWA went head-to-head in the 2014 Co-ed League championship. The Lollygaggers beat out Air KWA with a comfortable margin, ending the game with a score of 18-5. Neither of the womenÂ’s teams had made it to the championship last year, but both the Spartans, with only one loss, and the Kwaj Mixers, holding a record of 4-4, were the top ranking teams heading into the playoffs this year. The Spartans won 17-1.Comics poked fun at KwajaleinA troupe of comedians from New York visited U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll for a live comedy performance at the VetÂ’s Hall. Sponsored by Armed Forces Entertainment, Jim Mendrinos, Carole Montgomery, Liz Miele and Mark Riccadonna regaled the audience with jokes and stories covering a wide array of topics with relevance to community members. Travel, airline food, weirdness of Kwaj people, dating, marriage, getting older, old man smell, the love of working out, the hatred of working out and many other topics were on the table.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 201510The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 KHS graduates looked forward to futures, opportunities aheadMembers of the Kwajalein and Ebeye communities packed the Davye Davis Multi-Purpose Room for the commencement ceremony honoring the 19 graduates of the 2013-2014 senior class. Top students John Sholar, Shenandoah Wrobel and Jennifer Hibberts were honored as class valedictorian and co-salutatorians. Memorial Day ceremony volunteers recognizedMike Woundy, commander of the American Legion Post #44, accepted a certi cate of appreciation for the American Legion from USAG-KA Command for the work he did to organize the American LegionÂ’s contributions to the Memorial Day ceremony. Kyle Miller, the Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School band teacher, accepted a certi cate of appreciation for providing music. Boy Scouts Yuto Kaneko, Caleb Parker and Chad Sykes, who delivered the wreaths for the ceremony, were also personally thanked by Command. Kwaj Elementary School students received awardsThe Kwajalein Elementary School gym was packed for an end-of-year student awards ceremony. Arranged to acknowledge those young people who went above and beyond their duties as students on the island during the 2013-2014 school year, the ceremony was an opportunity for Kwajalein leaders to give the installationÂ’s youth a hardy handshake and a pat on the back for their hard work throughout the year. SchoolÂ’s Out for SummerKwaj kids kicked off the summer with a party at the Family Pool. The SchoolÂ’s Out PoolÂ’s In event brought out more than 50 kids for cannon balls, snow cones, raf e drawings, games and more. It was a nice segway to help ease the kids into a couple months of schoolfree sunny days at the pool and beach.Big time drops at Oceania swim championshipsMarshall Islands Swim Federation members Colleen Furgeson and Giordan Harris competed at the Oceania Swim Championships in Auckland, New Zealand. The bi-annual event was comprised of swimmers from all the islands in the North and the South Paci c to include Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia.Command toasted graduating seniorsThe Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School Class of 2014 gathered at U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Nestor SadlerÂ’s quarters for a farewell toast. The students raised their glasses, and school leaders toasted to their successful school careers and the future successes waiting for them ahead.Marshall Islands Development Bank awarded scholarships to 2014 graduatesThe Marshall Islands Development Bank and the Marshall Islands government awarded scholarships to Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School graduates John Sholar, Jennifer Hibberts and Shenandoah Wrobel. U.S. Army celebrated 239th BirthdayU.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, contractors and their families gathered at Island Memorial Chapel to celebrate the U.S. ArmyÂ’s 239th Birthday. A reception was held at the Religious Education Building where the ceremonial cutting of the cake raduateslookedforwardtofutures
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 201511The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 took place. This year, USAG-KA command chose three special representatives to cut the cake. Together, they symbolized the unity of the Army and the con icts the Army has endured.RMI students received scholarships from Bechtel, Lockheed MartinSix local Republic of the Marshall Islands graduating seniors received college scholarships from Bechtel National and Lockheed Martin. Eola Anej, Emina Kemem and Rickinson Patrick graduated with high marks from Kwajalein Atoll High School on Gugeegue. Shania Contest, Brian Joab and Phillip Kinono, meanwhile, were acknowledged for their academic performance at Seventh Day Adventist High School on Ebeye. All plan to move forward with their education.Grace Sherwood Library kicked off summer reading programThe Grace Sherwood Library on Kwaj began its summer reading season, themed Â“Library Circus: Run away with the circus and a good book.Â” Designed as a fun way to keep school children interested in turning through the pages during the summer break, the program encouraged participating children to both track how much they read and also turn in their results to library staff for prizes.Mission AccomplishedLt. Col. Dean Wiley, Reagan Test Site director, presented an award for exemplary service on behalf of the U.S. Air Force to Stephanie Los-Trimble, USAGKA general engineer. Los-Trimble received the award for her distinguished accomplishments during a rst of its kind Air Force mission at U.S. Army GarrisonKwajalein Atoll in December 2010. Roi celebrated FatherÂ’s Day in styleRoi Rats dressed in their best for a fancy dinner prepared by Caf Roi personnel.RMI president visited USAG-KAU.S. Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll Command hosted Republic of the Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak and his delegation on an of cial visit. Loeak received a brie ng from USAG-KA Commander Col. Nestor Sadler on the current state of affairs on the installation. Loeak and his delegation visited RoiNamur and toured the installation. The group also visited Enniburr and Ennylabegan Islands. In Memoriam: George David HelmGeorge David Helm was born Feb. 29, 1980. He lived a full life and fought a brave battle against melanoma cancer, which ultimately took his life on April 24, 2014. A Kwajalein resident from October 2008 until January 2013, Helm worked at Information Services as a network engineer. Four boats lled with 17 friends participated in a memorial sail with wife Bridget Helm to Nell Island June 1-3; Nell was one of HelmÂ’s favorite places on Earth. The Yacht Club is naming its Bahia Catamaran Â“David!!!Â” in his honor.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 201512The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 Department of the Army civilians recognized by USAG-KA CommandDepartment of the Army civilians were recognized by U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Nestor Sadler. Recognized were Michael Horton, Sheralyn Zeto and Keith Church.Kwajalein teens connected with Army leaders, youth in Camp Zama, JapanFour Kwaj residents returned from an Army-sponsored youth leadership development event in U.S. Army Camp Zama, Japan. Dori deBrum, Danielle Rivera, Jennifer Hibberts and their advisor, Michelle Huwe, made the trek to the land of the rising sun to represent U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll in the annual Paci c Teen Panel Youth Leadership Forum. During the week-long forum, some of the young leaders took the opportunity to brief Army leaders on charitable service projects they had coordinated in the past year. The leadership forum was also an opportunity for participants to brief Paci c Teen Panel leaders and Army leaders on issues that are important to the thousands of young people living on Army installations in the Paci c. Classical music ensemble delighted KwajÂ“Trio Chicago and FriendsÂ” performed for U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll residents at the CRC. The musicians played an eclectic sampling of classical pieces from the late 19th century and early 20th century. Ahi category closed out in Sunday Series ChallengeCaptain Akino Lippwe and crew member Robert Herring landed a trophy 58-pound ahi tuna, capturing the ahi category for the Sunday Series Challenge, sponsored by the Kwajalein Atoll International Sport shing Club. WWII hero Louis Zamperini died at 97Louis Zamperini, a World War II hero and Olympic runner died July 3 after a 40-day battle with pneumonia. Zamperini lived an incredible life and overcame insurmountable odds, including surviving 47 days adrift on a raft in the Paci c, 42 days as a prisoner of war on Kwajalein, and another two years as a POW in Japanese prison camps. Zamperini was recognized on Kwajalein in January 2013 when the dining facility was of cially named in his honor. Zamperini returned to Kwajalein in 2001, 58 years after he rst drifted to the island aboard a raft.Kwajalein celebrated July 4The American ag was proudly displayed all over Kwajalein to celebrate Independence Day. Kwajalein children and adults got into the U.S. birthday spirit sporting red, white and blue everything: T-shirts, bathing suits, jewelry, tattoos, bandanas, face paint, hair dye, hats and sunglasses. Tents peppered the beach and were adorned with festive decorations and ags. The annual Bicycle Parade, in atables, and volleyball
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 201513The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 and Baggo tournaments were just part of the full day of activities.Lt. Col. Humberto Jones assumed command of Reagan Test Site at ceremonyLt. Col. Humberto Jones of cially assumed command of Reagan Test Site in a ceremony at U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. The range director of the Reagan Test Site is trustee of an internationally signi cant mission. He is responsible for the command, operation and modernization of a world class rangeÂ—to test strategic and theater missile systems and support space operations. He also serves as the vital link between the forward element of the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Test Site in Kwajalein Atoll and the stateside element located in Huntsville, Ala. He also serves as an advisor to the USAG-KA Commander Col. Nestor Sadler on all matters concerning the day-to-day activities and operations of the Range.New deputy garrison commander to USAG-KAJenifer Peterson, the new USAG-KA deputy garrison commander, arrived from San Antonio. The job of the deputy garrison commander is to support the commandÂ’s goals. Building the team, supporting the Reagan Test Site and all its tenants, improving infrastructure and strengthening the U.S.-Republic of the Marshall Islands partnership are all key goals of Installation Management Command in direct support of the senior mission commander. Coconuts painted, modi ed for annual Roi raceThe annual Coconut Cup Race held at the Surf Shack on Roi-Namur was a time to show off artistic and engineering skills. Coconuts were painted and incorporated into inventive designs, all with the goal of being the rst to oat across the lagoon and cross the nish line at the Fuel Pier. The winner for the modi ed class this year was Jerry Wilken. The stock class winners were the golf course crew, Mariah Teague and Lynda Reynolds. 25 Years of ServiceU.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Test Engineer Jim Cossey was awarded a certi cate and medal for 25 years of civilian service from Richard DeFatta, director, Emerging Technology Directorate, Technical Center, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.Public Works engineers got behind the wheel of new Kwajalein work horsesEngineers with the Public Works Department got their hands on a couple new-to-the-garrison Humvees during a driver training course. The course was part of an overall orientation program organized by the Automotive Department. Kalani Ruiz, the Automotive support services superintendent on the island, explained that the purpose of the course was to provide an overall Â“vehicle familiarizationÂ” with the Humvees. Adult Pool opened for businessA renovation of KwajaleinÂ’s Adult Pool, a collaborative effort between the Public Works construction crew and Liquid Systems, wrapped up. Improvements included: the installation of shallow end steps for entering and exiting the pool; the installation of permanent, concrete wind walls; the replacement of old concrete with new concrete throughout the facility; an expansion of the deck to a size of about 8,000 square feet; installation of new decking; new coats of paint for the restrooms structure and the pavilion; and the replacement of piping for the pools jets. Comedians entertained Roi, Â“KwajolanÂ”A fresh band of comedians ew onto U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll to liven up the Roi and Kwajalein crowds. Comics Steve Scarfo, Carolyn Plummer, Kelly MacFarland and headliner Lenny Clarke performed three live shows for audiences on the installation.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 201514The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 RMI worker passed DoD certification course to apply pesticides at USAG-KAKwajalein Range Services Pest Control Technician Eugene Langinbelik was presented a certi cate of competency for passing a Department of Defense course that certi ed him to apply pesticides at USAG-KA. Langinbelik is now the third certi ed technician in the Pest Control group, along with Technician Ronnie Keju and Pest Control Supervisor Billy Abston.MISF swimmers brought home gold, silver, bronze from Micronesian Games in PohnpeiThe Marshall Islands Swim Federation competed in the 8th Micronesian Games held in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. The 17 swimmers competed in at least four and up to eight events and came home with medals in 34 events. Defending water polo champs unseatedThe Family Pool buzzed with excitement and cries of victory and frustration during the Summer Fun Inner-Tube Water Polo championship. The Turbo TurtlesÂ—a team stacked with veteran water polo playersÂ—were looking to make this year a three-peat victory. ChargoggÂ—with plenty of veteran players of their ownÂ—were ready to take down the defending champs. Chargogg rallied after an intense rst half to shut down the Turbo Turtles. Winning their rst championship since 2009, Chargogg claimed the coconut trophy with a 50-30 victory. SMDC political aide traveled to Kwajalein Atoll, Majuro AtollThe U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense CommandÂ’s chief political affairs specialist ew into the Marshall Islands for a tour of Kwajalein Atoll and Majuro Atoll. It was Dr. James IsbellÂ’s rst trek to U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll since taking the reigns as SMDC/ARSTRAT Commander Lt. Gen. David MannÂ’s top advisor for host nation issues. The trip was designed to give Isbell the opportunity to meet and speak with many of the people that are involved with and affected by the unique relationship between the SMDC and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Ebeye techies wrapped up Lincoln Lab internshipTwo Ebeye residents nished a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory computer technology and networking internship at the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein. Following 10 weeks of training with some of RTSÂ’ brightest, Bredalynn Jatios and Clann Clament successfully nished their training and received certi cates of completion.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 201515The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 Small Kine treated Enniburr to the island communityÂ’s rst off-island concertA Honolulu-based Air Force band ew out to the Marshall Islands for an unprecedented concert tour on Kwajalein Atoll. Small Kine, an offshoot of the Honolulu-based U.S. Air Force Band of the Paci c, performed for about 1,000 Marshall Islands citizens and U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll residents during the four-island tour. During the groupÂ’s stay on the atoll, they travelled by plane and boat from island to island to play a mix of Top 40 hits, classic rock, new rock, pop and country for residents on Enniburr, Roi-Namur, Ebeye and Kwajalein. Uniting Kwaj and Ebeye with musicKwajalein and Ebeye residents were treated to a series of unique music acts at the Island Memorial Chapel. Organized by Princess Gooden, the rst annual Gospel Explosion featured musicians whose performances ran the gamut from acoustic folk to religious hymns. SMDC Commander addressed USAG-KA in second town hallU.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Commander Lt. Gen. David Mann hosted a town hall meeting for U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll staff, Department of the Army civilians and civilian contractors. Mann, who was last on Kwajalein Atoll in February, also talked about issues that residents raised during his last town hall meeting six months prior. 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. Those recognized were: Staff Sgt. Geraldine Turituri, Ken Gibson, Ron Pepper, Ray Drefus and Shannon Paulsen.Former RiÂ’katak student found future with U.S. Navy SeabeesU.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Command staff took an opportunity to meet former Kwajalein Schools RiÂ’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 had taken during his postKwajalein years. Sadler and Gooden shook the sailorÂ’s hand, wished him luck and marked the occasion with a photo opportunity at the headquarters conference room.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 201516The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 Staff sergeant re-enlistedU.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein AtollÂ’s Staff Sgt. Geraldine Turituri re-enlisted in the Army during a special ceremony at the USAG-KA Headquarters Building on Ocean Road. Big Island reworks crew ignited Kwaj skyEmon Beach was ground zero for an exhibit of explosive reworks not seen on Kwajalein in four years. More than half of the islandÂ’s population, if not more, plopped down along the shoreline of Emon Beach at twilight with beach chairs to enjoy the show. Sponsored by Quality of Life and organized by Kwajalein Range ServicesÂ’ Community Activities department, the show boasted thousands of concussive blasts and bright ames that arced high into the night sky and illuminated the water below. And at a distance of only a couple hundred yards from the launch site, residents had a picture-perfect view.Residents ran and walked for good causeWhile the 6 a.m. bugle call, Â“Reveille,Â” may coincide with some peopleÂ’s alarm clocks, it also served as a start signal for a command-sponsored run/walk to honor victims of 9/11 and to raise awareness of suicide prevention. U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll residents and visiting U.S. Navy Seabees gathered at the agpoles, showing their support on the grim anniversary of the attacks Sept. 11, 2001. Col. Nestor Sadler led the 2-mile run, while Kwajalein Range Services President Cynthia Rivera led the 1-mile walk.Elementary School RiÂ’katak students took a trip to the Kwajalein Yacht ClubA busload of George Seitz Elementary School RiÂ’katak students took a eld trip out to the Kwajalein Yacht Club to stretch their legs, enjoy an outdoor lunch and talk sailing. KYC Vice Commodore Dave Dethlefsen took the opportunity to present a $1,224 check on behalf of the club to support the RiÂ’katak Lunch Program. Community Relations Council discussed mutual USAG-KA, GRMI interestsU.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll and Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands leaders held the 226th meeting of the Community Relations Council on Ebeye. Hosted and chaired by the RMI, the meeting was attended by GRMI of cials from the Kwajalein Atoll Local Government mayorÂ’s of ce; Kwajalein Atoll Joint Utilities; RMI Ministries of Health, Education, Finance and Foreign Affairs and the RMI Environmental Protection Agency. For USAG-KA, delegation was headed by Commander Col. Nestor Sadler. Accompanying him were the command sergeant major, director of host
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 201517The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 nation activities, legal counsel and provost marshal. KHS seniors left their markSeniors gave Lagoon Road a bit of personality and creative are during the 2014 street painting event. An annual senior privilege that Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School students look forward to, the event gave the students an opportunity to paint their names and designs on Lagoon Road right in front of the school. Some students simply painted their names in a creative fashion, and some included elaborate details that more deeply re ected their personalities.UXO brie ng, evacuation drill enhanced studentsÂ’ safety skillsGeorge Seitz Elementary School and Kwajalein Jr./ Sr. High School students put their safety skills and knowledge to the test during an evacuation exercise and unexploded ordnance brie ng. The students were congratulated for evacuating in just 13 minutes. After the exercise, students in grades 7-12 were released into the Multi-Purpose Room for an UXO brie ng from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians Matthew Hess, Bryan Harrington and Scott Phillips. The team visits the school annually to discuss the importance of UXO safety and knowledge.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 201518The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 Hawaii-based U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reestablished Kwajalein Resident Of ceAfter a 50-year presence at Kwajalein Atoll, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shut down their of ce in 2009, leaving only one individual to oversee small engineering projects. That of ce has since reopened and with it came 11 Corps of Engineer employees on twoyear tours. Heading up the of ce is Resident Engineer Paul Sadowski. He is accompanied by four project engineers, ve construction representatives and one administrative assistant. Kwaj, Ebeye residents celebrated Manit DayResidents of Ebeye and Kwajalein came together for KwajaleinÂ’s annual Manit Day celebration at the Marshallese Cultural Center. Part of the communitiesÂ’ efforts to recognize and celebrate the Republic of the Marshall IslandÂ’s rich cultural heritage and history, the event gave visitors fresh insight into the traditional practices that de ne Marshallese culture.Commander hosted seniors for BBQThe Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School Class of 2015Â— a small class of just nine studentsÂ—was invited to the annual senior barbecue hosted by the garrison commander. The senior barbecue is a traditional event where the students are welcomed into the commanderÂ’s home for a meal, a toast to their success and given motivational tips to help them achieve that success.George Seitz Elementary wrapped up month of manitStudents and teachers at George Seitz Elementary School wrapped up a month-long celebration of Marshallese culture and history. Designed to encourage curiosity and understanding of the history and culture of the island nation, the program gave children the chance to get their hands on a variety of activities throughout the month. Taking a more educational bent, some activities quizzed students on aspects of Marshallese culture. Other activities, such as coconut bowling and bingo, were purely for fun. The grand nale of the program was a school-wide assembly followed by a food tasting event and a special screening of the Marshallese lm Â“The Sound of Crickets at Night.Â”Visiting QOL band spread love of music throughout Kwajalein AtollÂ“Eric Fridrich and the WanderlustÂ” are an eclectic group of musicians from Seattle. Their self-proclaimed Afro Cuban Blues music brought a fresh, new element of music to the islands. The group performed three well-attended shows and a music workshop for grades 7-12 at the Namo Weto Youth Center.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 201519The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 Kwaj Cub Scouts visited PMOKwajalein Cub Scout Pack 135 visited the U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Provost Marshal Of ce to learn about law enforcement. The visit focused on teaching the boys how to keep their homes and neighborhoods safe. The highlight of the visit included a tour of the communications center and holding area where the Scouts experienced the cell and handcuffs rst hand.KAISC Sunday Series wrapped upThe capture of a large mahi mahi completed the Kwajalein Atoll International Sport shing ClubÂ’s Sunday Series Fishing Challenge. Captain Spencer Anderson and crew members Steve Young, Jeff Anderson, and Billy Kilgore landed a 28.5-pound mahi mahi in the waters off Kwajalein, capturing the nal category of the Sunday Series Challenge.Residents survived zombie apocalypseKwajaleinÂ’s bravest took on legions of the living dead during the Kwajalein Sports AssociationÂ’s second Zombie Apocalypse Run. Snaking throughout the northern half of Kwajalein, the two-mile course tasked survivors to get through several zombie-infested stations and obstacle courses without succumbing to the man eating masses. Given three red ags each, the objective for each survivor was to make it back to the Richardson Theater with at least one ag remaining. Those who completed this mission survived the apocalypse. Canvasback Missions offered eye, dental care to Ebeye communityCanvasback MissionsÂ’ founder Jacque Spence and her vast team of volunteers brought dental and ophthalmology services to Ebeye. In total, the ophthalmology team saw 553 patients, performed 141 surgeries and dispensed 600 pairs of glasses. The dental team saw 428 patients and performed 1,762 procedures. Fire Prevention Week educated, entertained community with re safety training eventsThis yearÂ’s Fire Prevention Week theme highlighted the importance of smoke detectors. Fire Prevention Week activities kicked off at the Richardson Theater, where children had the opportunity to meet Sparky and Fire Pup, take a tour of the in atable Fire House and watch a short re safety movie. Sparky and Fire Pup made appearances at the Child Development Center and George Seitz Elementary School later that week. Activities concluded at the Richardson Theater Field at the end of the week. The nale offered fun activities for the kids, educational booths and the Fire Muster Obstacle Course Challenge.Crowd turned out for Columbus Day RunThe Kwajalein Running Club conducted the 37th Annual Columbus Day Run, where nearly 100 runners and walkers participated, including TDY Seabees. The rst runners to cross the line for the half marathon were Gerritt Schellin and Sharon Shultz. For the quarter marathon it was visitor Erik Dahl and Julia Sholar.The art of carving underwater Jack-o-lanternsA large group of scuba divers hit the warm water of Kwajalein Lagoon to try their luck in the 2014 Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest. Sponsored by the Kwajalein Scuba Club, the contest featured six separate categories that eight teams tried to win with their jack-oÂ’-lanterns. Taking the top prize of $100 in cash was a gnarled beast of a pumpkin created by Craig Shaffer and Rita Dominguez. Bradley and Beth Mitchell took home a prize of $50 for the second-best overall entry, as well as the award for the most original jackoÂ’-lantern. Emily RyonÂ’s happy little jack-oÂ’-lantern won the distinction for funniest entry.Kwaj kids kicked off Halloween at Shaving Cream SocialThe Social served not only as a kickoff to Halloween festivities for island youth, but also as an opportunity for Kwaj kids to let loose and just have some fun. Sadies invited Roi gentlemen to play round of golf on Columbus DayRoi-Namur Country Club golfers played a Sadie Hawkins tournament on Columbus Day. Â“SadiesÂ” invited four male golfers to play on her team. The winning team was Carol Saunders and teammates Jim Friedenstab, Hesbon Jokas, Dave Saunders and Tedrik Taidrik. Second place was Deb Crawford, Ricky Everette, Robin Badayos, Jim Thompson and Phil Roman. Third place was Sung Whitehead, Brian Masumoto, Tommy Drabek, Greg Whitehead and Rita Dominguez.Jokas scored hole in oneRoi-Namur golfer Hesbon Jokas scored a hole in one using a pitching wedge on 110-yard hole 7 at the RoiNamur Country Club.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 201520The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 Spartans, KFC took home soccer titlesThe Kwajalein womenÂ’s Spartans squad took out league rival team KAT in a 2-0 win. Kwajalein Football Club trounced FC Swollen 5-0 in the 2014 MenÂ’s Soccer Championship. Kids enjoyed tricks, treats at Halloween CarnivalElementary students attended the annual Halloween Carnival organized by the Keystone and Torch Club at the Youth Center. Half of the room was transformed into a haunted house and the other half was lled with festive games and activities. Crafters old and new offered holiday shopping therapy to communityThe annual Holiday Art and Craft Fair, sponsored by the Kwajalein Art Guild, showcased original art by residents of Kwajalein and Roi.Kwaj Open Golf TournamentThe Kwaj Open tournament consisted of two weekends of 18 holes with some fun golf challenges throughout the week. Low gross winners were Rita Dominguez and John Brown.Wellness Fair educated community about health programs availableThe Health and Wellness Fair offered healthy freebies and information on how you can participate in health and wellness programs offered here at U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. Veterans were honored, remembered for their sacri ces and dedication to U.S.On the 11th day of the 11th month, the U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll community and distinguished guests gathered at the ag poles to pay respects for our countryÂ’s brave servicemembers, past and present. $16,000 raised at YYWC auction for Micronesia, RMI education assistanceA Silent Basket Auction was hosted by the Yokwe Yuk WomenÂ’s Club. Forty ve baskets, along with three live auction items and several raf e prizes were donated by Kwajalein residents to raise money for education in Micronesia and the Marshall Islands. Fruit, sh, handicrafts offered at annual Marshallese Trade FairU.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll hosted the 11th annual Marshallese Trade Fair, which offers Republic of the Marshall Islands vendors an opportunity to sell their handicrafts, sh, fruit, seafood and more to eager USAG-KA shoppers.Runners predicted nish times, won fun Thanksgiving dinner themed prizesYear after year the Kwajalein Running Club is amazed at how accurately a few people can predict in advance their actual time to run a 2-mile course around the Kwajalein Island residential area. This year was no exception. The top prizesÂ—imported Butterball turkeys weighing in over 20 poundsÂ—went to residents Nikki Delisio, Pamela DeVille and Chester and Lili Snoddy. Grilling for a good cause: Rib Fest earned money for veterans charitiesThe Roi-Namur Rib Contest inspired seven contestants to show off their cooking skills. The contest welcomed donations from each judge to bene t the Wounded Warriors Fund and the Paralyzed Veterans Fund. Many people gladly donated to become a judge, and a total of $1,090.25 was collected. Winners of the Rib Contest were Wes Kirk, Henry McElreath and Monica Villella.Divers, snorkelers hunted for Turkey Day prizesNearly 30 Kwajalein scuba divers and snorkelers came out to Emon Beach for this yearÂ’s Underwater Turkey Hunt. The event challenged participants to scour the lagoon for golf balls hidden among coral heads and sandy stretches of the lagoon bottom for the chance to go home with certi cates for turkeys, hams, KSC Dive Locker merchandise and even cash prizes.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 201521The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 High school students kicked it at Turkey BowlTurkey Bowl is an annual event that is KHSÂ’ version of a homecoming and consists of several teambuilding activities aimed at promoting school spirit.Seabees wrapped up Ebeye Island Community Center overhaulNavy Seabees working at USAG-KA and surrounding RMI communities wrapped up a major overhaul of the Ebeye Island Community Center. USAG-KA: Â‘Thank you, Vets Day volunteersÂ’U.S. Navy Seabees and members of the Boy Scout Troop 314, both of whom volunteered their time to participate in the 2014 Veterans Day ceremony on Kwajalein, received certi cates of appreciation from USAG-KA Command. Also recognized were the KHS band and Dave Scheivert.Kwajalein lit tree, Santa visitedThe Kwaj community came together for the islandÂ’s 2014 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Santa Claus stopped by Grace Sherwood Library to meet one-onone with the island children.Scouts, Army hit the rangeBoy Scout Troop 314 challenged U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll personnel to a shootout at the Kwajalein Small Arms Range. Holiday decoration winners announcedLight Up the Night and the Ugly Christmas Sweater parties served as the judging nights for the housing and BQ divisions of the holiday decoration contest. For housing, Bruce Premo won rst place, the Corders took seconds and the Breens secured third. Barbara Bichanich took rst, Dilip Saha second and Jordan Vinson third for the BQ contest.Scuba Santa, Parade of Lights, Jingle Bell RunTraditional island events helped get residents into the holiday spirit. AAFES donated toys to Ebeye childrenThanks to an extraordinary amount of toys donated from AAFES, Santa made a very special appearance on Ebeye where brought loads of Christmas joy and toys with him for the island youth.Volleyball champs take home coconutsTeams School Â‘Em, The Wigglers and Juniors each won their volleyball leagues.Marathon runners earned medalsMatt Brown and Jane Erekson nished rst for men and women at the PauperÂ’s Marathon on Kwajalein, while four runners participated in the Honolulu marathon: Lynn Leines, Jamye Loy, Mereille Bishop and Jeff Fluhrer.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 201522The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 HELP WANTEDKRS and Chugach listings for onIsland 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 LOSTIPOD TOUCH 5, red, in gray rubber case, last seen at CRC Gym a few weeks ago. Reward offered if returned. Call 55176. FOR SALE10Â’4Â” PADDLEBOARD with paddle and leash, 8 months old and hardly used, $900. Call 58030. 1987 BENETEAU 432 Â“Kailuana,Â” length 43 Beam 14 Draft 5Â’10, new 2010 Yanmar 4JH5E, 53hp diesel, three bedroom, two heads, full galley Religious ServicesCatholic Â• 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Small Chapel Â• 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel Â• Roi-Namur service, 4:45 p.m., second and fourth Friday of each month. Appointments with Fr. Vic available after dinner. Protestant Â• 8 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel Â• 9:15-10:15 a.m., REB, Sunday School Â• 11 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel Â• 6 p.m., Thursday, Christianity Explored, quarters 203-A (RobinsonÂ’s). Â• 6:30 p.m., Friday, Roi Chapel Latter-day Saints 10 a.m., Sunday, CRC Room 3 Contact the chaplainÂ’s of ce at 53505 for more information.with 4-burner stove and large fridge, major re t Nov. 2009-April 2011, new electrical, three solar panels and wind generator, autopilot, new cabinetry, ooring, plumbing, upholstery and much more, $55,000 or best offer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 54203. COMMUNITY NOTICESPOOLS AND BEACHES Winter Break Hours end Monday. Family Pool is open from 1-6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday (closed Thursday for cleaning) and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday. Emon Beach lifeguard hours are from 12:30-3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and noon-4 p.m. on weekends. BINGOÂ’S BACK on Thursday at the VetÂ’s Hall. Packet price is $20. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m.; Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. 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 will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Ham Shack just north of the Adult Pool. Come and learn about the fun of ham radio. For further information, contact Dennie at 53290. JOIN THE ISLAND Memorial Chapel in a unique opportunity this Christmas by donating new or lightly used clothing and shoes for those on Wotje Atoll. The ship sails Jan. 10 so bring your donations to the church of ce by Jan. 9. Questions? Call Bob Greene at 50165. ALL WOMEN ARE INVITED to join us for Christian WomenÂ’s Fellowship Luncheon from 12:30-2 p.m., Jan. 11, at the Religious Education Building. Lunch is provided. Questions? Call Jenn Anderson at 51955. YOUTH BASEBALL registration is Lunch DinnerSunday Beef Tips in Burgundy Herb Roast Chicken Salmon Croquettes Thursday Meatloaf Kalua Pork/Cabbage Beans in Broth Jan. 10 Chicken Picatta Shrimp Alfredo Tomato Parmesan Thursday Minute Steak/Gravy Cajun Wings Vegetarian Pasta Friday Coconut Chicken Fish du Jour Rice Pilaf Friday Sweet/Sour Pork Chinese Spice Chicken Pasta Medley Monday Chicken/Basil/Lime Quiche Beef/Cheese Turnovers Wednesday Teriyaki Chicken Beef Noodle Saute Vegetarian Stir-fry Sunday Maple Pork Loin Szechuan Chicken Rice Pilaf Monday Kwaj Fried Chicken Beef Stir-fry Mac and Cheese Tuesday Swedish Meatballs Thai Crab Stir-fry Peas & Carrots Wednesday Grilled Ribeye Steak Baked Ravioli Herb Roast Chicken Tuesday Breaded Pork Chops Chicken Stew Vegetarian Beans Jan. 10 Mini Taco Bar Chicken Sandwich Refried Beansnow open through Jan. 14. Season play is Jan. 27-March 12. Cost is $40 per player. Open to all CYSS youth in grades K-6. To register visit Central Registration, Building 358, or call 52158. Questions, call Jason Huwe at 53796. START SMART Tee Ball registration is now open through Jan. 14. Season play is at 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 28-March 4. Cost is $20 per player. Open to all CYSS children 3-5 years of age. To register visit Central Registration, Building 358, or call 52158. Questions, call Jason Huwe at 53796. CYSS Youth Sports Tennis League registration is now open through Jan. 14. Season play is on Fridays, Jan. 28-March 4. Cost is $30 per player. Late registration fee of $5 per child. All players are required to have an updated sports physical on le to participate. Open to all CYSS youth ages 7 through grade 6. Space is limited. To register visit Central Registration, Building 358, or call 52158. Questions, call Jason Huwe at 53796. 2015 INNER TUBE Water Polo Season registration is Tuesday through Jan. 16. Season play is Jan. 27-March 14. Cost is $100 per team. Limited number of team slots available, so register early. For questions and registration, contact Carlos at 51275. 2015 WINTER BOWLING League registration is Wednesday through Jan. 17. League play is every Friday night, Jan. 23-March 20. Cost is $70 with shoe rental or $60 without shoe rental. Sign up teams of two or four bowlers. Limited number of team slots available, so register early. For questions and registration, contact Carlos at 51275. OPEN RECREATION events open to all youth in grades K-6: Pajama Party is 5:30-7 p.m., Jan. 17, in the SAC classroom, come with pajamas on and enjoy games with friends; Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 201523The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 FridayEnglish Pub Night Fish & Chips Steak PastiesSunday Korean Beef Steak Cornish Hen Veggie Frittata Thursday Char Siu Pork Beef Stir-fry Veggie Fried RiceJan. 10 Meat Lasagna Spaghetti Cheesy Garlic BreadThursday Roi-Fried Chicken Chili Mac Mashed Potatoes Friday Tuna Casserole Yankee Pot Roast Vegetable Medley MondayBeef Fajitas Chicken/Orange Sauce Breakfast BurritoWednesdayBeef Stew Chicken Strips Hot Spiced ApplesSunday Jambalaya Cajun Roast Beef Mashed Potatoes Monday BBQ Pork Ribs Smoked Sausage Baked Beans Tuesday Chicken Fried Steak Chicken Curry Mashed Potatoes Wednesday Pork Chops Herb Chicken Baked Potatoes TuesdayRoast Beef Sandwich Grilled Chicken Breast Rice Pilaf Jan. 10 Cuban Sandwich Chicken Hekka Potato WedgesLunch Dinner Ready and Resilient Wellness CalendarEvents are sponsored by the Community Health Promotional Council and are free of charge to the community.Caf Roi Bowling Night is from 6-7:30 p.m., Jan. 24, at the bowling alley. Sign up at the Central Registration Of ce. Questions, contact Katrina Ellison at Katrina.M.Ellison.email@example.com. THE CUB SCOUT PACK 135 Pinewood Derby registration deadline is Jan. 25. This event is open to the entire Kwaj community. Cost is $25 for ages 12 and over or $10 for Cub Scout siblings ages 12 and under. The weigh in will be held Feb. 15 and race on Feb. 16. Call Pam Hess at 54125 to register. Put your Hobby Shop skills to the test in this exciting event. Design and build your own car, and compete with others. NOW THROUGH JAN. 27 Quality of Life is accepting requests for live entertainment for the 2015 calendar year. A limited number of live entertainers will be selected. Request forms can be obtained from a QOL member or on the USAG-KA intranet. Requestors will need to present at the January 2015 QOL meeting. KRS EMPLOYEES: need to submit a 480 request? Send your request form to KRS Travel for processing. They will send to Entry & Exit for approval. Final approval will be sent to your PO Box. E-TALK: The Eniwetak Conservation Area has been established to promote Thumbs Up!... to Sean Helper and Logan Lelet for reporting a facility left unsecure. conservation of wildlife and coral reef resources. Visitors are not allowed without consent from USAG-KA. SAFELY SPEAKING: The ammables pictogram is one of the new OSHA symbols youÂ’ll start to see on workplace chemicals. Flammable means it may easily catch on re.
The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 3, 201524The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 1 WeatherCourtesy of RTS Weather2014 Yearly total: 118.16 inches 2014 Yearly deviation: 24.70 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny <10% ENE-E at 17-22 knots Monday Partly Sunny <10% ENE-E at 14-19 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny <10% ENE-E at 15-20 knots Wednesday Partly Sunny 10% ENE-E at 16-21 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 10% ENE-E at 15-20 knots Friday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 15-20 knotsHourglass Reports Photos by Greg Whitehead The annual RNCC Club Championship was hosted Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 at the Roi-Namur Country Club. Sixteen club members participated in the tournament. In addition to the usual awards for rst and second low net and low gross, a new award was debutedÂ—the Â“Hitimus Alotimus AwardÂ” was given to the player with the highest net DISPATCH FROM ROI Club Championship winners namedscore. The award is named after, and crafted in the image of, the mythical creature that steals golf balls from the middle of completely open fairways, pushes fair balls into out-of-bounds territory and in general reeks havoc on the scores of golfers everywhere. The RNCC group would like to give a special Â“thank youÂ” to Laura Pasquarella-Swain and her grounds crew for preparing the course, and to Deb Crawford for the hot lunches. Deck the Halls!Decoration contest winners earn prizes Pictured above is the door of first place winner John Cassidy. He changed up his door every few days, adding a Santa to the window decoration at the far right. Second place went to Laura PasquarellaSwain and husband Mark. Third place went to Bob Barker and Monica Villella. Prize money was awarded to each winner. Sunrise Moonrise Low Tide High Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 7:05 a.m. 5:54 p.m. 9:37 a.m. -0.2Â’ 3:46 a.m. 3.3Â’ 6:43 p.m. 5:52 a.m. 10:24 p.m. -0.4Â’ 3:59 p.m. 4.5Â’ Monday 7:05 a.m. 6:45 p.m. 10:11 a.m. -0.4Â’ 4:20 a.m. 3.5Â’ 6:43 p.m. 6:43 a.m. 10:55 p.m. -0.5Â’ 4:31 p.m. 4.6Â’ Tuesday 7:05 a.m. 7:35 p.m. 10:43 a.m. -0.4Â’ 4:52 a.m. 3.6Â’ 6:44 p.m. 7:31 a.m. 11:25 p.m. -0.6Â’ 5:02 p.m. 4.6Â’ Wednesday 7:06 a.m. 8:23 p.m. 11:14 a.m. -0.3Â’ 5:22 a.m. 3.6Â’ 6:44 p.m. 8:17 a.m. 11:54 p.m. -0.5Â’ 5:32 p.m. 4.5Â’ Thursday 7:06 a.m. 9:10 p.m. 11:44 a.m. -0.2Â’ 5:52 a.m. 3.6Â’ 6:45 p.m. 9:01 a.m. --------------------6:01 p.m. 4.4Â’ Friday 7:06 a.m. 9:55 p.m. 12:22 a.m. -0.4Â’ 6:22 a.m. 3.5Â’ 6:45 p.m. 9:42 a.m. 12:14 p.m. -0.1Â’ 6:29 p.m. 4.2Â’ Jan. 10 7:07 a.m. 10:40 p.m. 12:51 a.m. -0.2Â’ 6:53 a.m. 3.4Â’ 6:46 p.m. 10:23 a.m. 12:45 p.m. 0.2Â’ 6:59 p.m. 3.9