The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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A s t u d e n t f r o m S e v e n t h A student from Seventh D a y A d v e n t i s t S c h o o l Day Adventist School o n E b e y e r i d e s a t o p o n e on Ebeye rides atop one o f t h e s e v e r a l f l o a t s of the several floats d u r i n g t h e K w a j a l e i n during the Kwajalein A t o l l M e m o r i a l D a y Atoll Memorial Day p a r a d e M o n d a y a t parade Monday at E b e y e F o r m o r e s e e Ebeye. For more, see p a g e 3 page 3. P h o t o b y J o r d a n V i n s o n Photo by Jordan Vinson


2The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 7 Saturday, Feb. 14, 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 Premo High Honor Roll (3.6667 and higher) – 12th Grade: Zayla Asquith-Heinz, Mereille Bishop, Molly Premo, Daisy Wiltrout; 11th Grade: Addison Cossey, Wyatt Jones, Danielle Rivera, David Sholar; 10th Grade: Christine Abragan, Diamond Calep, Chelsea Engelhard*, DeVante Floor*, Thomas Greene, Leah Lokeijak, Matthew Nash, Clifford Richey, Claire Stepchew, Caleigh Yurovchak; 9th Grade: Aidan Alejandro, Abigail Bishop*, Jensyn Cole, Ian Galbraith*, Allison Homuth, Cameron Jones, Auguston Lelet; 8th Grade: Graeson Cossey, Andrew Elkin, Christian Kirk; 7th Grade: William Beguhn*, Ethan Dean*, Mackenzie Gowans, Aiden Mitchell, Amber Tippetts. Honor Roll (3.5000 3.6666) – 12th grade: Trey Tomas; 11th Grade: Allison Hibberts; 9th Grade: Megan Sok. Merit Roll (3.0000 3.4900) – 12th grade: Mamolyn Anni, Rehap Dori deBrum Angelo Lelet, Roanna Zackhras; 11th Grade: Ariana Alejandro, Marlena Alfred, Peyton Smith, Allison Tomas, Jared Wase; 10th Grade: Colleen Furgeson, Manini Kabua; 9th Grade: Ramel Dash Alfred, Janalynn Reimers; 8th Grade: Pania Alfred, Mackenzie Cooperrider, Christina Jones, Humberto Jones Jr., Angeline Kelley, Nathaniel Sakaio, Kaya Sylvester, Carlon Zackhras; 7th Grade: Reynold “DJ” deBrum, Kayla Hepler, Charlotte Jack, Marina Lojkar, Makena Moseley, Jacilynn Nam.First Semester Ending January 17 *= 4.0 GPA Maj. Holly Grey is the new U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll director of Host Nation Activities. She recently arrived from Fairfax, Virginia, and is looking forward to a very short commute while living in this unique environment.


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 7 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 See EBEYE, page 4 eaders from throughout the Marshall Islands travelled to Ebeye Monday for the 71st Kwajalein Atoll Memorial Day commemoration. An annual celebration of the U.S. liberation of the Marshallese people from Japanese oppression in 1944, the event brought out thousands of residents from Ebeye, the adjacent causeway islands, neighboring Kwajalein and Majuro to enjoy a festive parade and speeches from RMI, U.S. and other foreign dignitaries. Assembled throughout a large, open area outside the Island Community Center in downtown Ebeye late Monday morning, the event showcased the strength of the RMIU.S. relationship 71 years in the making. It hit upon themes such as the hardship of life under Japanese rule on one hand and the peace and prosperity of the island nation following U.S. liberation. The morning’s speakers attributed a special honor to both the U.S. military service members and Marshallese scouts who risked their lives to help each other route out Imperial Japanese forces entrenched on the atolls of Kwajalein, Enewetak and elsewhere during WWII. “This week, 71 years ago, this place where we are today was enveloped in a terrible con ict and struggle—a struggle that had its origins far, far away from where we are,” said Norman Barth, Ph.D., deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Majuro. “And yet 71 years L ago this place was at its very heart. … Marshallese scouts played their own heroic role alongside American troops. They saved American lives; they saved Marshallese lives.” Because no one understands the lay of the islands like the locals do, Barth said, marshalling the support of the local islanders was crucial for U.S. intelligence gathering on Japanese activities in both the Ralik and Ratak chains following Operation Flintlock. Local volunteers, who had seen the hostility doled out to their own people by increasingly desperate Japanese soldiers cut off from Tokyo by the Americans’ island hopping campaign, were happy to give U.S. commanders any edge they could. Japanese troop strength and morale, the status of their military deCLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: RMI President Christopher Loeak; Taiwanese Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Winston Chen; Deputy Chief of Missions of U.S. Embassy Majuro Norman Barth; and Iroij and Kwajalein Senator Michael Kabua. Each speaker addressed the past, present and future of the Marshall Islands. They acknowledged U.S. troops’ and Marshallese scouts’ sacrifices toward liberating the island country from the clutches of the Japanese Empire and the benefits that all parties hope to attain by working together in a lasting peace.


4The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 7 Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 School children react to a slight sprinkling of rain at the start of the ceremony. TOP: Republic of the Marshall Islands police officers begin the celebration on Ebeye Monday with a short procession, after which dignitaries and speakers were announced and flags raised. BOTTOM: Norman Barth, deputy chief of mission to U.S. Embassy in Majuro, second from right, and U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Command staff are announced along with KRS leaders. RMI national police officers tough it out in the rain, marching in formation to the center of the assembly Monday.EBEYE, from page 3 fenses and remaining provisions— including whether the Japanese would be willing to surrender— were all points of information that Marshallese volunteers searched for and reported to U.S. counterparts. Secret sailing trips to Japanese bases on Jaluit, Wotje, Mili and Maloelap atolls by these volunteers revealed extensive details about those Japanese defenders left following the assaults the atolls of Kwajalein and Enewetak. They helped pave the way for the peace that exists today, Barth said. “We are thankful for the 71 years of peace, the 71 years of progress and the 71 years that are the foundation of the future of this precious place in this precious ocean,” he said. “We are thankful for those who won that peace, we remember the price they paid and we honor the sacri ce they made.” It is because of this lasting peace that traditional and modern leaders of the Marshall Islands have been able to expand the country’s in uence throughout the Paci c region. The small nation has been able to court economic and political interest from other nations and create peaceful alliances with counterparts overseas. Winston Chen, Taiwanese ambassador to the Marshall Islands, highlighted the RMI’s growing presence on the international stage. While tipping his hat to the sacri ces made by those in the past, he said that he was excited about what the RMI and its partners in the Paci c region could achieve by working together. “We must never ever forget the history, but also we have to move forward,” he said. “Our government, this embassy would like to commit ourselves to work closely with the U.S. government, Japanese government, and certainly the


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 7 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 The Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School band performs while en route to the center of the assembly outside the Island Community Center in downtown Ebeye Monday. LEFT: Memorial Day parade participants, bearing signs and banners commemorating the U.S. liberation of the Marshall Islands in 1944, line up before the parade start Monday. RIGHT: A parade participant, dressed like a soldier in a gilly suit, l ies in wait in the back of a pickup truck while RMI, U.S. and foreign leaders wrap up speeches. RMI police officers raise the flags of the Marshall Islands the United States and the Kwajalein Atoll Local Government while the Ebeye choir sings and the Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School band plays the RMI and U.S. national anthems. host country, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and other island nations and governments to work together, to make contributions and increase the [living standards] on this lovely piece of land.” Also taking to the stage were RMI President Christopher Loeak and Iroij and Kwajalein Senator Michael Kabua. While acknowledging a tough, bloody past on the islands 71 years ago, they celebrated the relative calm that has existed in the Marshalls ever since, along with the progress the country can achieve with its allies by its side. A parade, lled with oats and pick-ups decked in signs and banners commemorating the U.S. liberation of the Marshall Islands later took place, snaking along the neighborhoods of Ebeye.


6The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 7 Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 The Camp Hamilton construction project will get underway Wednesday. When completed, the project will result in a new beach pavilion, new bathroom facilities and in-ground measures to prevent future ooding in the area. Depending on the availability of the new Seabees detachment currently on the island, the project could take between four and six months, said Tom Lester, manager of Chugach’s Department of Public Works. While the Seabees crew handles the raising of the structure itself, Lester’s team will handle all other concrete, plumbing, electrical and civil work in and on the ground. Nearly double the footprint of the current pavilion, the new structure will be based entirely off the recently nished project at Coral Sands. It will feature the same built-in grilling area and table space but will also include new bathrooms, complete with potable water and freshwater showers for cleaning up after a day at the beach. “It’s going to be nice,” Lester said. “The overall plans are really, really good.” There’s more to the project than a new pavilion, however. It’s also a serious civil engineering job that will help eliminate the problem of ooding in the low-lying area, Lester said. “We’re changing the entire landscape,” he said. “We’re putting in storm drains on both sides of the road, and we’re re-crowning the road completely. It’s more civil work than actually putting the pavilion up. It’s a swamp area, so we’re xing it.” As for the Quonset huts and personal boats and kayaks strewn throughout the area, everything will have to be relocated across the street to Conex storage units temporarily made available by the Missile Defense Agency. Many vessels have already been moved into an area taped off across the street, but residents have until Wednesday to do so before remaining personal items are marked for disposition. Every effort is being made to relocate the Quonset huts, but there is no funding in the construction project slated for the building of new storage units. Lester’s team will try to reuse the old huts, he said, but in the event that they cannot be salvaged, the community will need to nd an alternative storage plan. Because the Department of Public Works will work around the Seabees detachment’s schedule on the installation, a rm completion date for the project is unavailable at this time. But anytime between four and six months from now the community will be able to enjoy yet another brand-new, rstrate beach pavilion. “Plus, they won’t be pushing their boats and their equipment through two feet of water to get to the beach,” Lester added.Camp Hamilton doesn’t quite look like this yet, but in a few months it will. Slated to begin Wednesday, construction in the area by the Department of Public Works and the new Seabees detachment will result in: a new pavilion, modeled after the pavilion recently finished at Coral Sands; new bathroom facilities with freshwater showers; and civil engineering measures to prevent standing water in nearby low-lying areas. tinginstormdrainsonbothsidesof slatedforthebuildingofnewstorage


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 7 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 Friday, Feb. 6Poker Face def. The Pinheads 7-0 Ball Busters def. Sloppy Knuckles 5-2 GAME RESULTS TEAM STANDINGS Poker Face 14-0 El Dorado 7-0 Ball Busters 5-9 Sloppy Knuckles 2-12 The Pinheads 0-7 Wednesday, Feb. 4Spartans def. Ebeye Warriors 48-46Hoopless def. Mon-Kubok ForfeitFriday, Feb. 6Ebeye Warriors def. Kwaj Kastaways 47-46 USAG-KA def. Fun-Da-Mentals 44-43 A LEAGUE Tuesday, Feb. 3 Man o War def. Faith 54-39 Trouble Makers def. Unlimited 39-36 Thursday, Feb. 5 Man o War def. N.B. Church 49-42 Unlimited def. Faith 47-40 B LEAGUE YOUTH LEAGUE Wednesday, Feb. 4 Space Jam def. SWAG 44-39 Alley-Oops! def. Tubare 33-30 Friday, Feb. 6 Space Jam def. Tubare 45-34 Alley-Oops! def. SWAG 29-22 TEAM STANDINGS Tuesday, Feb. 17 No games due to holiday. Wednesday, Feb. 18 4:30 p.m.: Alley-Oops! vs. SWAG 5:30 p.m.: Space Jam vs. Tubare 6:30 p.m.: Kwaj Kastaways vs. Spartans 7:30 p.m.: Hoopless vs. Fun-Da-Mentals Thursday, Feb. 19 6:30 p.m.: N.B. Church vs. Trouble Makers 7:30 p.m.: Unlimited vs. Man o War Friday, Feb. 20 6:30 p.m.: Mon-Kubok vs. USAG-KA 7:30 p.m.: Ebeye Warriors vs. Fun-Da-Mentals Saturday, Feb. 7Chargogg def. Turbo Turtles 67-56 El Polo Loco def. Floating Guns 31-17 Spartans def. Zissou 48-33Tuesday, Feb. 10Floating Guns def. Zissou 32-29 Chargogg def. El Polo Loco 55-22 Turbo Turtles def. Spartans 61-45 GAME RESULTS TEAM STANDINGS Chargogg 5-0 Turbo Turtles 4-1 El Polo Loco 3-2 Floating Guns 2-3 Spartans 1-4 Zissou 0-5 TOP SCORERS Bill Williamson (Turbo Turtles) 55 Shawn Carpenter (El Polo Loco) 47 Bruce Premo (Turbo Turtles) 36 Adam Vail (Chargogg) 30 Rich Erekson (Chargogg) 24 Dash Alfred (Spartans) 23 Tommy Ryon (Turbo Turtles) 22 Stan Jazwinski (Chargogg) 18 Dan Simas (Floating Guns) 16 James Young (Floating Guns) 16 NEXT WEEKÂ’S SCHEDULE Tuesday, Feb. 17 No games due to holiday. Friday, Feb. 20 8 p.m.: Floating Guns vs. Chargogg Friday, Feb. 21 6 p.m.: Spartans vs. Chargogg 7 p.m.: Turbo Turtles vs. Floating Guns 8 p.m.: Zissou vs. El Polo LocoInner-Tube WATER POLO Adult & Youth Basketball NEXT WEEKÂ’S SCHEDULE A League Ebeye Warriors 2-1 Fun-Da-Mentals 2-1 Spartans 2-1 Hoopless 2-1 USAG-KA 2-2 Kwaj Kastaways 1-3 Mon-Kubok 1-3 B League Trouble Makers 4-0 Unlimited 3-1 Man o War 2-2 Faith 1-3 N.B. Church 0-4 Youth League Alley Oops! 6-0 Tubare 3-3 Space Jam 3-3 SWAG 0-6bowling


8The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 7 Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 From left, Danny Nabu, Josh Cole, Joe Coleman, Kelley King, Ken Cavett and Craig Fochtman show off their 48.4-pound barracuda caught Feb. 1 in waters off Roi-Namur. DISPATCH FROM ROI Record-setting barracuda caught in Roi watersBy Trudy Butler Kwajalein Atoll International Sportfishing ClubA 48.4-pound barracuda was caught Feb. 1 at Roi-Namur, setting a new record for the ‘barracuda category’ in the Kwajalein Atoll Sport shing Records Program, which is sponsored by the Kwajalein Atoll International Sport shing Club. Captain Joe Coleman and anglers Danny Nabu, Josh Cole, Kelley King, Ken Cavett and Craig Fochtman will receive certi cates and one-of-a-kind KAISC record holder hats for landing their record sh. The previous record for barracuda was set back in March 2008 with a 47.8-pounder caught near Kwajalein Island. Congratulations barracuda record holders! One of the neatest things about shing is that you just never know what really big sh is just cruising the waters of Kwajalein Atoll waiting to come to the surface and strike! It does not matter whether you are a novice angler or one of Kwajalein’s nest. The “big one” can strike at any time and the next thing you know, you are one of the current leaders in the Kwajalein Atoll Sport shing Records Program! If you are interested in learning more about the Sport shing Records Program, contact Trudy Butler, program coordinator. Photo by Bridget Rankin From Jordan Vinson From Jordan Vinson


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 7 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 From Bert FerrerasFrom Billy Abston From Jordan Vinson From Ryan Krogh From Nancy Gondringer From Karen Brady


10The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 7 Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 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 offisland contract positions are available at www.krsjv. com FOR SALEBUG ZAPPER, new, $20. Call 52642. COMMUNITY NOTICESVALENTINE’S PROM will be at 7 p.m., tonight, at the Country Club. Did you go to Prom in high school? Loved it? Hated it? Now’s the chance to recreate the fun with your sweetie and friends this Valentine’s Day! Special performance by RADAR LOVE. Drink specials, games, and live music! Shuttle bus available starting at 6:30 p.m. between Surfway, the Ocean View Club and Country Club. Questions, call 53331. MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION will be at 7 p.m., Monday, at the Ocean View Club. Come celebrate Fat Tuesday on a Monday, complete with beads, feather masks, a featured drink special and New Orleans muReligious 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. • Ash Wednesday Service, 7 p.m., Island Memorial Chapel Stations of the Cross: 6 p.m. Feb. 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 in the small chapel. A simple supper of bread and soup will be offered afterward. 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.sic! Must be 21 years of age or older. KWAJALEIN ATOLL International Sport shing Club is sponsoring the “Wahoo-Mahi Round Up” Fishing Derby on Monday. Derby rules and entry forms are available at the Small Boat Marina. For more information call Trudy at 55987. KWAJALEIN RUNNING CLUB will host the 2015 Sweetheart 4x1-Mile Relay at 9 a.m., Monday. Entry forms are due today. The course hub is right outside Grace Sherwood Library. This is a handicapped event, with a staggered start. Kids and older folk start rst. Team start times are based on an age and gender based handicapping chart. Many years the rst team to start consists of four Kindergartners and the last, four high school boys—a great chase! Questions? Call Bob and Jane at 51815. SALLE KWAJALEIN FENCING tournament is 12:304 p.m., Monday, at the CRC Room 1. No charge. The public is invited to watch this event—the rst sanctioned fencing tournament in the Marshall Islands. Questions? Email THE KWAJALEIN SMALL BOAT Marina will be open 1:30-5:30 today and 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. THE KWAJALEIN HOBBY SHOP is open 1-6 p.m. Sunday and Monday, but closed on Tuesday for the holiday. THE KWAJALEIN ART GUILD monthly meeting will be at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the Art Annex next to the Hobby Shop. The meeting is open to the community. Come out and join us! Of cer positions available. ISLAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL’S Blessed Sacrament Ash Wednesday service is scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the chapel. KWAJALEIN HOSPITAL is sponsoring a Heart Health Fair, 3-6 p.m., Friday, under a red tent in front of the food court. Staff will perform blood pressure screening, as well as life saving demonstrations. There will be a sign up form available for those interested in taking CPR training. Questions? Call 52223 or 52224. OPEN RECREATION cookie baking event will take place 5:30-7 p.m., Feb. 21, at the CDC House; sign up by Friday. Register at the CYSS Central Registration Of ce by calling 52158. Questions? Contact Sueann Emmius at DISCO BOWL is from 6-10 p.m., Feb. 21, at Kwaj Lanes. Bring your beverages and Bowl Baby Bowl to some disco inferno beats. $2 for shoes, $2 per game. Adults only. KEYSTONE CLUB PRESENTS: Variety Show 2015! Experience performances by Kwaj youth at 6 p.m., Feb. 22, in the High School MP Room Free admission. For questions, call Jason Huwe at 53796. OPTOMETRIST Dr. Chris Yamamoto is on Kwajalein until Feb. 25. Call the Hospital for an eye examination appointment at 52223 or 52224. Contact ES&H at 58855 for prescription safety glasses. FAIRY TALE DAY is at 10 a.m., Feb. 25, in the Grace Sherwood Library. Wear your best princess or prince out t and come enjoy crafts, and fairy tales. THE NEXT MONTHLY Island Orientation is from 12:30-4:30 p.m., Feb. 25, in CAC Room 6. It is required for all new island residents and includes dependents. Children over age 10 are welcome, but not required to attend. Please arrive early to sign in. Questions? Call 51134. 2015 SOFTBALL SEASON registration is open Feb. 18-28. Season dates are March 17–May 16. Cost is $100 per team. Limited number of team slots are available, so register your team early! For registration and questions, contact Carlos at 51275. ULTIMATE FRISBEE group play has begun 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 play at 5 p.m., Monday evenings, at the elds across from the Adult Pool. For questions or more information please email THE CIPHER LOCK for the Adult Recreation Center has changed. To access the cipher lock code, please email Carlos Canales at carlos.d.canales.ctr@mail. mil. Have your K-Badge, Military ID or TDY Badge number and personal email available for registration. INTERESTED IN PLAYING racquetball? The facility is available on a cipher lock for your use! Call 51275 and register with the Recreation Of ce for the combination. AS A REMINDER, patrons of barbecues, parties and pavilion reservations are responsible for clean-up of the area before leaving. This includes proper disposal of all rubbish, food trash, beverage containers and decorations. Please don’t leave trash on the beach— it attracts pests and causes lagoon and island litter. Stash your trash! ISLAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL is an inter-denominational and diverse community of “non-know-it-alls” who are all in-process when it come to faith. Come check it out. Questions? Call Pastor Kevin at 53505. BINGO IS STILL BEING offered at the Vet’s Hall. Please check the AFN Roller for updates. Please contact Gary Larose, USAG-KA Director of Community Activities, at 51599, if you have any questions. STORYTIME VOLUNTEERS wanted at 10 a.m., Wednesdays, at the Grace Sherwood Library. We are looking for volunteers to read during Storytime at the library—we’ll provide the book (or you can choose a book!) and craft. Questions? Call 53439. PLEASE BE ADVISED, all catering requests are now subject to Command approval. When planning a special event, please complete your catering request early to allow time for this process. Questions? Contact Dave Nobis. KWAJALEIN SCUBA CLUB reminder: Scuba tanks should be returned to the tank house after every use. ENERGY CONSERVATION: It doesn’t cost. It saves! Turn off printers when not in use. Turn off monitors Lunch DinnerSunday Korean Roast Beef Shoyu Chicken Crab Benedict Thursday Chicken/Corn Salsa Spicy Beef Stew Nacho Chips/Cheese Feb. 21 Pork Chops Buffalo Chicken Pizza Vegetarian Pizza Thursday Swiss Steak Jardiniere Chicken Stir-fry Steamed Potatoes Friday Chili Dogs Pot Roast Fish Du Jour Friday Pancake Supper Lemon Pepper Chicken Sloppy Joes Monday BBQ Spare Ribs Chicken Cordon Bleu Quiche Lorraine Wednesday Baked Meatloaf Chicken/Dumplings Thai Veggie Medley Sunday BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese Beef Stew Monday Roast Beef Cheese Pizza Mashed Potatoes Tuesday Italian Sausage Lasagna Veggie Lasagna Chicken Stir-fry Wednesday Carved Porkloin Garlic Roast Chicken Beef/Broccoli Stir-fry Tuesday Vegetarian Quesadillas Country Fried Chicken Hawaiian Chop Steak Feb. 21 Beef Tips in Burgundy Chicken Nuggets Vegetarian BeansCaptain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 7 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 Ready and Resilient Wellness CalendarEvents are sponsored by the Community Health Promotional Council and are free of charge to the community. FridayGreek Night Greek Herb Chicken Pastitsio/LentilsSunday Korean Beef Steak Cornish Hen Veggie Frittata Thursday Char Siu Pork Sand. Beef Stir-fry Veggie Fried RiceFeb. 21 Meat Lasagna Spaghetti Marinara 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 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 TuesdayHot Roast Beef Sand. Grilled Chicken Breast Wild Rice Pilaf Feb. 21 Cuban Sandwich Chicken Hekka Spicy/Sweet Potato WedgesLunch DinnerCaf Roi Holiday Hours of OperationKwajalein Tuesday, Feb. 17Emon BeachBuddy System All other beachesBuddy system CRCClosed Bowling CenterClosed Golf CourseSunrise to sunset Country ClubClosed Hobby ShopClosed Grace Sherwood LibraryClosed Family PoolClosed Small Boat Marina 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Surfway11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sunday LaundryClosed Surfside SalonRegular Hours Closed Monday Sunrise BakeryClosed Ocean View Club4:30-11 p.m. Post O ce Regular Hours Closed Monday AAFES ExpressRegular Hours AAFES PxtraRegular Hours Food CourtRegular Hours American EateryRegular Hours Community BankClosed Roi-Namur AAFES ExpressRegular Hours Small Boat Marina8 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Feb. 18-19 Third Island StoreClosed Outrigger Snack Bar11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 5:30-9 p.m. Outrigger Bar5:30-10 p.m.when not in use. Ensure Energy Star power down features are activated. Ensure personal appliances, such as coffee pots and radios are turned off when not in use. In areas with suf cient daylight, turn off general lighting. Maintain suf cient lighting levels for safety. AVOID EATING FISH caught near the Coral Sands Beach and Facility 1060. The sand disturbance activity could increase the potential for Ciguatera poisoning. Questions? Call 51134. ATTENTION RESIDENTS. USAG-KA requests your participation in lling out a survey related to the programs that Army Community Service can provide and that you would like the garrison make available to you. Please access the survey by accessing the following link: E-TALK: What is a Heliotrope Tree? It is a slow growing native tree that has many uses: soil stabilization, windbreak, medicinal and poles for outriggers.SAFELY SPEAKING: Hand injuries are caused by improper use of machines, temperature extremes, electrical hazards, chemicals, pinch points and sharp objects. Always use the correct glove for the task at hand.SAFELY SPEAKING: Keep your bike well maintained, internal corrosion is a leading cause of serious bicycle failures that lead to injury.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 7 Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 Sunrise Moonrise Low Tide High Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 7:08 a.m. 3:06 a.m. 7:12 a.m. 0.8’ 1:20 a.m. 2.4’ 6:59 p.m. 3:09 p.m. 8:26 p.m. 0.3’ 1:48 p.m. 3.5’ Monday 7:08 a.m. 4:03 a.m. 8:17 a.m. 0.3’ 2:26 a.m. 2.9’ 6:59 p.m. 4:08 p.m. 9:11 p.m. -0.3’ 2:42 p.m. 4.2’ Tuesday 7:07 a.m. 5:01 a.m. 9:06 a.m. -0.3’ 3:12 a.m. 3.5’ 6:59 p.m.. 5:08 p.m. 9:51 p.m. -0.8’ 3:26 p.m. 4.7’ Wednesday 7:07 a.m. 5:58 a.m. 9:50 a.m. -0.7’ 3:53 a.m. 4.0’ 6:59 p.m. 6:10 a.m. 10:29 p.m. -1.1’ 4:07 p.m. 5.1’ Thursday 7:07 a.m. 6:53 a.m. 10:31 a.m. -1.0’ 4:42 a.m. 4.4’ 6:59 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 11:05 p.m. -1.3’ 4:47 p.m. 5.3’ Friday 7:06 a.m. 7:47 a.m. 11:11 a.m. -1.1’ 5:10 a.m. 4.6’ 6:59 p.m. 8:10 p.m. 11:41 p.m. -1.3’ 5:25 p.m. 5.3’ Feb. 21 7:07 a.m. 8:40 a.m. 11:50 a.m. -1.0’ 5:47 p.m. 4.7’ 7 p.m. 9:08 p.m. --------------------6:02 p.m. 5.0’ WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly rainfall total: 5.07 inches Yearly rainfall deviation: -0.24 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny <10% NE-ENE at 11-16 knots Monday Mostly Cloudy 20% NE-E at 10-15 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 9-14 knots Wednesday Mostly Sunny <10% NE-ESE at 9-14 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 15% NE-ESE at 9-14 knots Friday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 9-14 knotsLeroy D. Sawyer died Dec. 25, 2014. Lee and his wife lived in Meridianville, Alabama; he was born in Birmingham, Alabama Oct. 24, 1931. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Sawyer, and his two sons, David and Michael. Serving honorably in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1972, he retired as a chief warrant of cer 4. As a long time resident of Kwajalein in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, he worked with Western Electric, RCA, Raytheon, General Electric and Lockheed Martin. He was interred at the National Cemetery in Prescott, Arizona Jan. 23. In MemoriamOn Monday, our Nation celebrates Presidents’ Day. The story of Presidents Day begins in 1800, following the death of President George Washington in 1799. At the time of his death, President Washington was revered as the most important figure in American history. Washington’s Birthday—Feb. 22—was unofficially observed for most of the 1800s and became a federal holiday in 1879. The holiday was the first to celebrate the life of an individual American. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, signed into law in 1983, would be the second. The shift from Washington’s Birthday to Presidents’ Day began in the late 1960s when Congress proposed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. This law sought to shift the celebration of several federal holidays from specific dates to a series of predetermined Mondays. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act also included a provision to combine the celebration of Washington’s Birthday with Abraham Lincoln’s, which fell on Feb. 12. Many supported joining the two days as a way of giving equal recognition to two of America’s most famous statesmen. Over the extended holiday weekend there may be an increase in risk factors associated with our activities. Vehicle accidents and distracted driving accidents remain among the major safety concerns during off-duty travel. It’s important to use risk management practices to lessen your chance of an accident or injury. Weather and road conditions vary, so make a plan to ensure safe arrival to your destination. Please wear your seat belt; don’t operate your vehicle while fatigued; and drive at appropriate speeds for environmental conditions. These actions protect you, your family and other travelers. We must make the holiday a safe one. Information and materials on these topics are available from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at mil/MEDIA.aspx. SECURE THE HIGH GROUND! VIGILANT FOR THE WORLD! — Lt. Gen. David L. Mann Commanding General, USASMDC/ARSTRATPresidents’ Day Message