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The Kwajalein hourglass

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R o i g o l f e r H e s b o n J o k a s l i n e s u p h i s p u t t o n H o l e 1 8 o f t h e A t o l l C u p g o l f Roi golfer Hesbon Jokas lines up his putt on Hole 18 of the Atoll Cup golf t o u r n a m e n t S u n d a y H e s a n k t h e p u t t f o r b i r d i e r e s u l t i n g i n a t i e b e t w e e n t h e tournament Sunday. He sank the putt for birdie, resulting in a tie between the K w a j a l e i n a n d R o i t e a m s F o r m o r e s e e p a g e 6 Kwajalein and Roi teams. For more, see page 6. P h o t o b y S h e i l a G i d e o n Photo by Sheila Gideon

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2The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 4 Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 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 PremoDirector of Host Nations thanked for serviceMaj. Matt Sova was recognized by the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the U.S. State Department with presentations of certi cates of appreciation for his work as U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein AtollÂ’s Director of Host Nation Activities from January 2013 to January 2015. In this capacity, Sova was responsible for overseeing the commandÂ’s responsibilities as outlined under the Compact of Free Association between the RMI and the U.S., a task that demands expertise in building and strengthening the relationship with the Republic of the Marshall Islands. In his remarks, RMI Minister-InAssistance Wilbur Heine told those in attendance that the RMI delegationÂ’s presence on USAG-KA, in recognizing Sova, is indicative of their support for the special relationship that the RMI has with the U.S. The GRMI representatives wanted to commend and recognize Sova for his outstanding work in advancing the two governmentsÂ’ relationship. Beside Heine, other RMI dignitarUSAG-KA Director of Host Nation Activities Maj. Matt Sova, second from left, receives a certificate of appreciation from the U.S. Ambassador to the RMI Thomas Armbruster, left, and GRMI representatives, right, on Jan. 17 at command headquarters.Photo by Sheila Gideonies in attendance included Kwajalein Senator and Iroij Mike Kabua, Namu Senator Tony Aiseia, RMI Liaison to USAG-KA Lanny Kabua and Charles Dominick. U.S. Ambassador to the RMI Thomas Armbruster also presented Sova with a certi cate of recognition, congratulating him on his exceptional performance of duty in representing USAG-KA and the U.S. when interacting with RMI leaders and of cials. After two years of duty here, Sova, along with his family, will depart USAG-KA and head for his new assignment in Washington, DC. Col. Nestor Sadler, USAG-KA commander, will hold a special town hall meeting on safety and security for Kwajalein residents. 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, in the High School MP Room

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3The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 4 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 One of the Marines who fought on Namur during Operation Flintlock in 1944 will return to Roi-Namur next week to have his ashes scattered in the very place he fought 71 years ago. Born on June 8, 1925, Frank L. Pokrop proudly enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942 at the age of 17 with permission from his mother. He served in the 4th Marine Division from 1942 to 1944, and along the way he earned a Purple Heart and the Navajo Medal for bravery. On Feb. 1, 1944 Corporal Pokrop landed with his company on Beach Green 2 on the southeast side of Namur Island. He later recounted the battle on Namur: “Halfway through the island I was ordered to take a patrol and scout ahead. The six of us reached the designated point, unbeknown to us that the rest of the troops were ordered to reform and hold at ‘Sycamore Blvd’. We had walked through the Japanese lines and were faced by the ocean at our front, a number of heavy machine guns on our left and Japanese behind us and on our right. One man had been killed and four others wounded as we were exposed to close re from three sides. With no protection, heavy re coming at us from a few feet away and dusk approaching we were certain to be killed. All of a sudden Colonel Dyess (Lt. Col. Aquilla James Dyess, commanding of cer of the 1st Battalion, 24th marines, 4th Marine Division) broke through on the right, braving … very heavy re, and got all of us out of there. We were placed in the huge hole left by the enormous blockhouse explosion while Colonel Dyess fought off the continued Japanese re. The next morning Colonel Dyess was killed while leading his men up the parapet that held the enemy machine gun nests.” Pokrop was wounded multiple times in the battle for Namur, and afterward he was evacuated to Pearl Harbor, and then California, where he spent ve months recovering from his injuries. After the war, Pokrop obtained a Bachelor of Science and two master’s degrees by using the GI Bill. He coached several sports and worked as a counselor, teacher, vice principal and principal at numerous public schools in Milwaukee. Pokrop served as president of the 4th Marine Division Association as well as chairman of the 4th Marine Scholarship committee for 47 years. In 1994, during the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Operation Flintlock, Pokrop returned to Namur for a visit for the rst time since the battle. “I spent 5 hours, all alone, just walking through the areas I had walked through, or run, during the battle,” he said later about his visit to the island. “I did not need a map as it was as though it was yesterday. I spent two hours in the few yards circled on the map just thinking about the men and the time. It was a deeply moving experience, interspersed with prayers for those that did not survive.” Pokrop passed away Dec. 7, 2014. In accordance with his nal wishes, and with permission granted by the U.S. Army and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, his ashes will be scattered on Namur Jan. 31 during a military funeral service conducted by U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll and the American Legion Post #44. Frank L. Pokrop, during a formal Marine Corps portrait taken during WWII. Pokrop smiles for the camera a few years before his passing.Photo courtesy of Pokrop family. Photo courtesy of Pokrop family.

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4The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 4 Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 Navy: William “Billie” Armstrong, aircraft mechanic, Combat Aircraft Service Unit #20. Army: Don Fida, 184th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. Navy: Glenn Toms, aircraft mechanic, Combat Aircraft Service Unit #20. Photo courtesy of Armstrong.. Photo courtesy of Fida. Photo courtesy of Toms.A small band of special guests will make an important visit to U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll next week to commemorate the 71st anniversary of Operation Flintlock. William “Billie” Armstrong, Don Fida, Glenn Toms and the late Frank L. Pokrop—each representing a distinct branch of the U.S. armed forces active during WWII— will arrive with family members at Bucholz Army Air eld Thursday just after noon. The veterans will be greeted with a healthy dose of Kwaj hospitality during their stay. A packed schedule of events, which can be reviewed below, will help the men get the most out of their stay on the atoll 71 years after rst arriving during WWII. All events, from the veterans’ arrival Thursday and the swingin’ 1944-themed dance party at the Vet’s Hall Feb. 1, to the military funeral for Pokrop on Namur Jan. 31 and the group’s departure Feb. 2 are open to the community. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Except for Pokrop, who managed to revisit Kwajalein Atoll in 1994 for the operation’s 50th anniversary, this will be the rst, and likely the last, opportunity for these veterans to again explore the coral islands for which they fought against Imperial Japanese forces in 1944.

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5The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 4 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 Former NBA coach Tom Newell visited Ebeye and Kwajalein youth last week as part of his 2015 basketball clinic tour through the Paci c region. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s public diplomacy outreach, Newell was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands Thomas Armbruster and staff from the U.S. Embassy in Majuro. The third annual round of clinics on the islands, the Jan. 13-Jan. 20 visit gave Newell several opportunities to follow up with children he has worked with on his prior tours and build on the relationships he sparked three years ago. The ability to work with the same children and teens each year and help them improve their skills on a more long-term basis is a special arrangement that has made his work on Kwajalein Atoll more effective than if he were to pass through once to never be seen again. “It’s all about the kids,” Newell said, pointing to 11-year-old Sean Hepler Sunday during a friendly exhibition match between Ebeye and Kwajalein high school students. “This kid has improved here 100 percent. He got a game ball because of his work over the year. He did a great job. But all the kids that were here before were really excited to see me again.” The results that this long-term strategy has produced have begun to squash criticism Newell had received from coaches elsewhere in the Paci c for investing time and energy on basketball in the Marshall Islands. Questioned by some coaches in neighboring countries for putting on clinics in the Marshall Islands—where there is less land and infrastructural support for organized athletics than there is elsewhere—Newell points to the RMI’s performance during the Micronesian Games in Pohnpei last year as proof of the atoll nation’s potential on the basketball court. “The men and women took silver the rst time ever in the Micronesian Games,” Newell said Sunday. “When I was in Pohnpei and Palau, coaches there said, ‘Why do Former NBA coach returns for third round of clinics LEFT: Former NBA coach Tom Newell speaks to children during a clinic on Kwajalein Sunday. RIGHT: Middle school-aged children pr actice ball handling skills at the CRC Gym. you go to the RMI? They don’t have any indoor facilities. Everything’s outdoors. Why would you?’ And I said, ‘The coaches are learning how to teach.’ And so here it is, you know, two years later, and they’re competing for medals in basketball.” Judging by the sheer number of participating youth during clinics on Ebeye last week, coaches in the RMI have tremendous potential to cull strong ball players from the legions of youth that have been increasingly turned on to the sport. On the rst day of his clinics on Ebeye Newell was greeted by a much larger crowd than he had expected. “It was the largest turnout we’ve ever had: 120 kids,” he said. “It was huge. And I spoke to over 600 kids during the three days I was there.” Harping on several fundamental areas of improvement that most youth, regardless of nationality, need to improve upon, Newell ran children on Ebeye and Kwajalein through dozens of drills designed to make them better ball players. Ball handling, nishing and passing—three primary areas of improvement that kids need to work on, Newell said—were major points of focus during the coach’s week-long clinic tour. He didn’t limit his work this year to clinics and drills, though. Setting up exhibition matches and tournaments between Ebeye and Kwaj teams, Newell and his team of supporters gave children, teens and even adults the opportunity to showcase their skills in friendly competition. Along with matches between Ebeye and Kwaj teens and adults—both of which Kwajalein’s Ebeye neighbors won—there were 3-point shootouts, games of “HORSE” and even a three-on-three tournament in which players from both communities competed. Newell ew out of Bucholz Army Air eld Monday, having wrapped up the last of his clinics a couple of days prior, and headed to Pohnpei. As he did in Majuro, Kwajalein and Ebeye, he’ll again pick up where left off last January with the children and teens who are looking to improve their skills on the court. Further stops in his 2015 clinics tour of the Paci c region include: Truk, Federated States of Micronesia; Palau; Hong Kong; Macau; and Manila, Philippines.

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6The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 4 Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 The Kwajalein Team poses for a photo with the Atoll Cup after the tournament Sunday. Although the teams tied, rules state that the Kwaj golfers, winners of last year’s cup, get to keep the Cup until next year’s tournament.Atoll Cup is a pushKwaj, Roi golfers tie in dramatic finishThis year’s Atoll Cup—a head-to-head golf tournament pitting Roi golfers against Kwajalein golfers—was a nail biter on Sunday at Holmberg Fairways. The Kwajalein team’s three-year consecutive championship sweep left them feeling con dent, especially on their home turf; however, the fact that the Roi team only scored 2 points out of a possible 12 last year red them up for this year’s bout. As results were radioed in by volunteers Jim Roby and Gloria Cassiday, the Kwaj team starting feeling antsy— they were losing some matches they believed were a lock. In a surprising turn of events, and after the Kwaj team won a few matches they didn’t expect to, the entire tournament came down to the last hole of the last match. Both teams gathered around the 18th hole to watch the nale. Kwaj golfer Jeff Wase was up by one hole on Roi golfer Hesbon Jokas with only one hole left to play. Jokas had to win the hole and force a tie, or lose it all to the Kwaj team. Both golfers drove nicely to the bottom of the hill. Wase chipped to the edge of the green while Jokas chipped onto the green only a few feet from the hole. The Roi team cheered when Wase two-putted for a par. Jokas took his time lining up and both teams cheered as he sunk the putt for birdie. The tournament ended in a tie. Because the Kwaj team won last year, they will keep the Cup until next year’s game. The tournament was conducted in a match play format. Players either won or lost a hole to the opposing team. The team with the most holes won over the 18-hole tournament earned a point for their Kwaj or Roi team. There were 12 teams from Kwaj and 12 from Roi, so 12 points total were up for grabs. When deciding match-ups for the Kwaj team, Captain Thaddeus Cassiday said he paired up players based on who he thought would best take care of each other. The Kwaj team only gave up one match in the Scramble format. Roi golfer Deb Crawford said that her team couldn’t compete with Carmel Shearer’s drives or Rob Medrano’s chipping. Although Crawford’s putting was excellent, they ended up trailing four holes with only three left to play, giving up a point to the Kwaj team. Roi golfers Rob Ewbank and Jon Hutchins needed to win hole 16 to stay alive against Geary Shotts and Rhina Hampson. In a dramatic nish, both golfers almost chipped in, missing the hole by an inch or less. But Shotts sunk his putt to win the point for the Kwaj team. Roi golfers Jim Stepchew and Miguel Busquets were perfect partners. When one missed, the other stepped in and picked up the slack. At one point, they were ahead of Kwaj golfers Vernon Adcock and Ralph Gary by four holes. While the Kwaj golfers managed to make a comeback, the Roi team still took the point. Better Ball format was evenly split between the two teams, but the match between Roi golfers Greg and Sung Whitehead and Kwaj duo Danny Bittner and Pat Branham ended up being key to the tournament outcome. Although Greg played conRoi golfer Rita Dominguez sinks a putt on hole 11. Dominguez won her singles match against Kwaj golfer Lenny Fuggatt.

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7The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 4 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 sistently and Sung impressed with some long putts, Bittner and Branham ended up ahead two holes with only one left to play, earning a point for the Kwaj team. It was a win the team wasn’t expecting, and without it, there was no chance for them to win or tie the Roi team. Singles format players were the last to nish. Updates made it seem as if the Roi golfers would sweep the category. Rita Dominguez and Stanley Lomae won their matches. Early on, Jokas looked to be the favorite; Wase had been playing down all day only to pull ahead by one in the last few holes, which led to the dramatic nish. Despite the tie, both teams were happy with the outcome and look forward to what promises to be a showdown of a tiebreaker between the two teams on Roi next year. “We tied. We’re happy with that,” said Roi golfer Jim Friedenstab. Kwaj team captain Cassiday quickly added, “We tied. We’re very happy with that,” he said as he proudly held onto the crystal Cup. Kwajalein golfers Geary Shotts and Rhina Hampson shake hands with Roi golfers Jon Hutchins and Rob Ewbank after defeating them on Hole 16 during the Atoll Cup tournament. Roi golfer Deb Crawford chips on Hole 16 during the Atoll Cup Sunday. Her teammate Pam Frase cheers her on. The Roi team poses for a photo after the Atoll Cup on Sunday. As they do every year, some Kwaj golfers joined the Roi team to expand the playing field. Roi golfer Sung Whitehead celebrates sinking a long putt on Hole 12. New Kwajalein Golf Association member Paul Sadowski chips on Hole 11 while Roi competitor Stanley Lomae watches.

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8The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 4 Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 From Sept. 13, 1982From Sept. 15, 1982 From Sept. 15, 1982 From Sept. 10, 1982 KwajaleinTheHourglassTimeCapsule

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9The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 4 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 From Jordan Vinson From Jordan Vinson From Kenny Leines From Kenny Leines

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10The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 4 Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 Lunch DinnerSunday Kwaj Fried Chicken Sweet/Sour Pork Eggs Benedict Thursday BBQ Spare Ribs Turkey Alaking Garden Veggie Saute Jan. 31 Meat Lasagna Veggie Lasagna Herb Baked Chicken Thursday Mongolian BBQ Teriyaki Pork Chops Garlic Chicken Friday Mini Taco Bar Country Smoked Chicken Fish Du Jour Friday Salisbury Steak Baked Manicotti Veggie Stir-fry Monday Meatloaf Chicken Chow Fun Quiche Lorraine Wednesday Grilled Pastrami Sand. Honey Mustard Chicken Stuffed Cabbage Sunday Cajun Roast Beef Turkey Cordon Bleu Veggie Saute Monday Spaghetti Marinara/Alfredo Oriental Chicken Saute Tuesday Grilled Chicken Breast Beef/Broccoli Stir-fry Three-Cheese Macaroni Wednesday Carved Flank Steak Picante Chicken Scalloped Potatoes Tuesday Maple Glazed Pork Loin Buffalo Chicken Oriental Veggie Stir-fry Jan. 31 BLT Chicken Fried Chicken Corn Bread StuffingCaptain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility 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 WANTEDDIGITAL CAMERA and digital video recorder. Call Jim at 53490. FOR SALEFRESH ROAST SR500 home coffee roaster, lightly used, $50; ZT Lunchbox LBG2 200W guitar ampli er, like new, with carrying case, $200. Contact Sean at 52670. SONY BRAVIA 55-inch LED Internet TV, 1080p, model KDL55EX640, one year old, $800. Call 52525. USED SAILRITE YACHTSMAN sewing machine, $300 or best offer. Call Dale at 53470. Religious ServicesCatholic • 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Small Chapel • 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel • Roi-Namur service, 4:45 p.m., second and fourth Friday of each month. Appointments with Fr. Vic available after dinner. Protestant • 8 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel • 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.BASKETBALL HOOP with net and mounting bolts, new, $30; 20-inch wide bike handlebars, new, $2.50 each or ve for $10; outdoor bug zapper, new, $25; Cannondale 26-inch men’s bike frame with forks and seat, $20; 44 tooth sprocket aluminum crank arms, new, $20 set. Call 52642. WORK DESKS, $10 each; boys and girls 20-inch bikes, Kwaj condition, $10 each; 6-foot lighted Christmas tree, $10; two adult snorkel sets, $10 each; neck harness for workouts, $5; patio set, $10; assorted Xbox 360 games, $5 each. All prices are negotiable and willing to bundle. Call Marcus at 51864 or 54387. COMMUNITY NOTICESON SUNDAY, Pastor Kevin and the IMC Board will host a “Congregational Meeting” immediately after the 11 a.m. worship service. We will meet for 30 minutes to hear questions, comments and concerns from the Island Memorial Chapel congregation. Due to the meeting, there will be no 8 a.m. service on Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. ALL OF THE PASSPORTS issued by the Consular have arrived. Stop by the Host Nation Of ce in Building 730 to pick up your passport. Call 52103 or 54848 with questions. THE CUB SCOUT PACK 135 Pinewood Derby registration deadline is Sunday. 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. KWAJALEIN RUNNING CLUB’S Annual Ride-and-Park is at 5 p.m., Monday, at the Atoll Air Terminal. No pre-registration required, just show up by 4:45 p.m. to sign in. Bike helmets are mandatory. Each team of two persons shares a bike. Participants must recruit a teammate on their own before signing in. Each participant runs six miles and bikes six miles. Post-race refreshments will be provided by KRC. Questions? Call Bob and Jane Sholar at 51815 or Ben Bartyzel and Linn Ezell at 51990. ULTIMATE FRISBEE group starting on Monday nights. If you’ve played before then you know how much fun and what a great, healthy workout it is. If you haven’t, its a combination of soccer, no-contact football and maybe basketball played with a Frisbee. We will be playing at 5 p.m., Monday evenings starting this week, at the elds across from the Adult Pool. For questions or more information please email BenGleich@hotmail.com. NOW THROUGH TUESDAY 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. WELLNESS WEDNESDAY will feature TRX Body Blast with Ona Moore this week at 5:30 p.m., in CRC Room 7. TRX is a suspension training workout which focuses on the total body. Movements integrate strength, balance and endurance into a single dynamic format that maximizes the bene t of body weight exercises for faster results. It’s All Core, All the Time! Get your groove on with this revolutionary way to train. All participants must register, cost is free. Space is limited so register early. Contact Mandie Morris at 51275 to register. KWAJALEIN ATOLL International Sport shing Club meeting will be Wednesday at the Paci c Club. Food and beverages will be served at 6:30 p.m., meeting will start at 7 p.m. All anglers welcome to attend! Questions? Contact Andy at 52878. WWII VETERANS arrive on Thursday! Please join us at the airport at noon on Thursday to help welcome our returning Operation Flintlock veterans and their family members off the plane! Questions? Contact Dan Farnham. ARMED FORCES ENTERTAINMENT presents: NFL Cheerleaders and Players

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11The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 4 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 FridayPoisson Provencal Boeuf Bourguignon Pommes DuchesseSunday Roast Pork Loin Baked Chicken Eggs Florentine Thursday BLT London Broil Mac and CheeseJan. 31 Grilled Cheese Gobbler Roast Pork Cous CousThursday Fried Chicken Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes Friday Fried Fish Grilled Chicken Thighs Pinto Beans/Corn Bread MondayGarlic Roast Beef Chicken/Bacon/Mush. Egg MuffinsWednesdayGrilled Cheese Sandwich Pork Pimento Egg Foo YungSunday Chicken Schnitzel Beef Stew Green Bean Casserole Monday Chicken Marsala Jerk Style Spare Ribs Mushroom Rice Pilaf Tuesday Pork Chops Herb Roast Chicken Mashed Potatoes Wednesday Grilled Steaks Fried Fish Baked Potatoes TuesdaySloppy Joes Chicken Strips Cheesy Potatoes Jan. 31 Southwestern Chicken Beef Tacos Fiesta RiceLunch DinnerCaf Roi Tour. Check out one of the Meet & Greets below with NFL cheerleaders from various teams, former NFL players Dr Bly and Terrence Holt, and the Falcons and Titans team mascots at one of the following locations. Sponsored by Armed Forces Entertainment. Don’t forget to bring your cameras! 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the Zamperini Dining Facility (dining patrons only). 12:30-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the Roi Outrigger. 3:30-4:15 p.m., Thursday, at the Namo Weto Youth Center. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, at CRC Room 6. Questions? Call Community Activities at 53331.THERE WILL BE A MEMORIAL service and scattering of ashes on Roi-Namur for Marine WWII veteran Frank L. Pokrop, who fought on Namur in Operation Flintlock. The service is at 1 p.m., Jan. 31. All members of the community who would like to attend are invited. Questions? Contact Dan Farnham. KWAJALEIN YACHT CLUB will have a monthly meeting on Jan. 31, at the Yacht Club. Happy Hour is at 5:30 p.m., meeting is at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Entree will be provided, so bring a side dish to share. Questions? Contact Tim Cullen at yeoman@kwajyachtclub.com BIRTHDAY BASH is at 8 p.m., Jan. 31, at the Ocean View Club. Join us in celebrating January birthdays with cake and appetizers. Presenting DJ Gus Garcia! Present a valid ID to the bartender. Must be 21 years or older. ALL WOMEN ARE INVITED to join us for Christian Women’s Fellowship from 12:302 p.m., Feb. 1, at the REB. Lunch is provided. Questions? Call Jenn Anderson at 51955. SUPER BOWL PARTY is at 9 a.m., Feb. 2, at the Country Club. Check out the big game on the big screen TV with your friends! Must be 21 years or older. VET’S HALL SUPER BOWL celebration is at 10 a.m., Feb. 2. Kick off your Super Bowl celebration with breakfast before the game and join us for the 4th annual Super Bowl Brunch. Breakfast is $15 and includes eggs, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage or Spam, coffee or juice and pupus to snack on during the game. All proceeds will be donated to Veterans charities. Brunch starts at 11 a.m. Must be 21 and up to participate. Questions? Contact Jan Abrams or Mike Woundy. BARIATRIC SUPPORT CLASS meets Feb. 3. Weight Management Group meets Feb. 5. All classes meet from 4:45-5:30 p.m., in the hospital conference room. Smoking cessation classes are ongoing. Questions? Call EAP at 55362. RESIDENTS: Our residential Internet service has been working well for over 8 months. It is time to say goodbye to the end-of-life dial-up system. Effective Feb. 3, the Internet dial-up service will no longer be available. You can sign up for Residential Internet with the forms available at www.kwajweb.com Wi-Fi will still be available at many public locations around Kwajalein and Roi for your use. THE OPTOMETRIST, Dr. Chris Yamamoto, will be on Kwajalein and see patients Feb. 13-25. Call the Hospital for eye exam appointments at 52223/52224 or ES&H for prescription safety glasses at 58855. A NEW GROUP CALLED “Celebrate Recovery” is now open and sponsored by Island Memorial Chapel. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-based approach to recovery and is aimed at all “hurts, habits and hangups.” Celebrate Recovery utilizes eight Recovery Principles that are based on the Sermon on the Mount. If you are interested please contact Pastor Kevin and he will connect you with the group, which currently meets at 6 a.m. on Fridays. THE ISLAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL’S “Bible Study Digital Library” is a service with over 8,000 videos for all ages to watch on any device. For an invitation to our “RightNow Media” membership (at no charge) email Pastor Kevin at kevin.m.wilson7@gmail. com or kevin.m.wilson145.ctr@mail.mil.FLYING ON THE METRO to Roi or Kwaj? As a reminder, the weight limit on cargo is 50 pounds per piece. Please check cargo in at least 30 minutes before boarding time. Also, passengers are limited to one personal item that can be placed underneath the seat or in the nose. All other items must be checked as cargo. To help with expediting boarding, we kindly ask that you check in at least 15 minutes prior to the closeout time. LocationTimeDatePlaceTest Type Ebeye8 a.m.MondayEbeye Public SchoolASVAB for high school students Ebeye8 a.m.TuesdayEbeye Public SchoolASVAB for high school students Kwajalein8 a.m.WednesdayCRC Room 1ASVAB for high school students Kwajalein1 p.m.WednesdayCRC Room 1Enlistment Test for Kwajalein adult resident and C-badge workers Ebeye8 a.m.ThursdayEbeye Public SchoolASVAB for high school studentsASVAB Testing InformationThere will be an Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test that will be given on Kwajalein and Ebeye on the following dates, times and places. Questions, please contact the Host Nation Office at 805-355-2103 or 805-355-5325.

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12The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 4 Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 1.97 inches Yearly deviation: -0.88 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny <10% NE-ENE at 16-21 knots Monday Mostly Cloudy 15% NE-ENE at 15-20 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 16-21 knots Wednesday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 16-21 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 16-21 knots Friday Partly Sunny <10% NE-ENE at 15-20 knots Sunrise Moonrise Low Tide High Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 7:10 a.m. 10:52 a.m. 1:19 a.m. -0.6Â’ 7:28 a.m. 3.9Â’ 6:53 p.m. 11:22 p.m. 1:28 p.m. 0.0Â’ 7:39 p.m. 4.1Â’ Monday 7:10 a.m. 11:41 a.m. 2 a.m. -0.1Â’ 8:15 a.m. 3.6Â’ 6:53 p.m. --------------2:18 p.m. 0.5Â’ 8:24 p.m. 3.4Â’ Tuesday 7:10 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 2:46 a.m. 0.3Â’ 9:12 a.m. 3.2Â’ 6:54 p.m. 12:16 a.m. 3:24 p.m. 0.9Â’ 9:22 p.m. 2.8Â’ Wednesday 7:10 a.m. 1:20 p.m. 3:46 a.m. 0.7Â’ 10:34 a.m. 3.0Â’ 6:54 p.m. 1:10 a.m. 5:10 p.m. 1.2Â’ 11 p.m. 2.3Â’ Thursday 7:10 a.m. 2:09 p.m. 5:18 a.m. 1.0Â’ --------------------6:54 p.m. 2:04 a.m. 7:17 p.m. 1.1Â’ 12:23 p.m. 3.0Â’ Friday 7:10 a.m. 3 p.m. 7 a.m. 0.9Â’ 1:06 a.m. 2.3Â’ 6:55 p.m. 2:57 a.m. 8:29 p.m. 0.7Â’ 1:46 p.m. 3.3Â’ Jan. 31 7:10 a.m. 3:50 p.m. 8:08 a.m. 0.7Â’ 2:21 a.m. 2.6Â’ 6:55 p.m. 3:48 a.m. 9:12 p.m. 0.3Â’ 2:38 p.m. 3.6Â’ Ready and Resilient Wellness CalendarEvents are sponsored by the Community Health Promotional Council and are free of charge to the community. IMCOM general tours Kwajalein AtollInstallation Management Command Director for Resource Management and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hubbard, along with senior leaders from IMCOM Headquarters, IMCOM-Paci c, NETCOM, Army Material Command, Assistant Chief of Staff Installation Management of ce and the Kwajalein Transition Team visited U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Jan. 13-16. The groups visited USAG-KA to experience Kwajalein, gain understanding of the systems in place and provide assistance to garrison staff. The team toured a majority of USAG-KAÂ’s infrastructure on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur on bicycle. They also received brie ngs from the leadership and contractor representatives on many topics ranging from revenue processes and budget issues, to the capabilities and limitations, future projects of the installation, as well as the status of many facilities and the quality of life for residents of USAG-KA. The team also visited the Marshallese communities of Enniburr and Ebeye, where they met local leaders and of cials and toured local facilities. Most of the team members departed on Jan. 16 and all are leaving with a new respect for the Kwajalein way of life and poised to engage their leadership on ways to assist Kwajalein. USAG-KA Director of Host Nation Activities Maj. Matt Sova, far left, tours Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hubbard, second from left, through the Ebeye Hospital on Jan. 14.