The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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N a v y S e a b e e s o f C C A D M a r s h a l l Navy Seabees of CCAD-Marshall I s l a n d s p r e p a r e f o r a t h r e e v o l l e y Islands prepare for a three-volley s a l u t e t o h o n o r A m e r i c a Â’ s 1 2 m i l l i o n salute to honor AmericaÂ’s 1.2 million w a r d e a d d u r i n g t h e 2 0 1 5 M e m o r i a l war dead during the 2015 Memorial D a y C e r e m o n y o n U S A r m y Day Ceremony on U.S. Army G a r r i s o n K w a j a l e i n A t o l l Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. 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 22 Saturday, May 30, 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 Associate Editor .....................Jordan Vinson Media Services Intern.................Molly Premo Surfway picks up new DECA items T his photograph by Kwajalein resident Tim Roberge depicts a unique situation: A giant clam (Tridacna gigas) has made a home for itself within a much larger shell of a separate, deceased giant clam. “I came upon it after seeing dozens of giant clams during a trip,” Roberge said. “I thought it was a large empty shell until I looked inside and was amazed. The rare clam within a clam.” The giant clam is the largest bivalve mollusk on the planet, growing 450 pounds in weight and nearly four feet in length and reaching over 100 years in age, if permitted. Unfortunately, few giant clams ever reach their full potential due to impacts from human harvesting for food and for the aquarium trade. While the International Union for the Conservation of Nature has placed the species rmly on its vulnerable list, giant clam esh remains a delicacy in France, East Asia and many Paci c island nations. The species is native to waters off south-east Asia and throughout the western Paci c.Photo of a giant clam by Tim Roberge.Retail Manager Roy Tomas


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 22 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, May 30, 2015 Kwaj pays tribute to AsianPaci c Islander Americans MESSAGE TO RMI FROM SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY Kwaj and Ebeye friends jam out a wide selection of traditional tunes from island nations throughout the Paci c region in celebration of Asian-Paci c Islander Heritage Month Monday at Rich Theater. From left to right: Mike Sakaio, Kalani Ruiz, Harold Lakabun, Steven Baptista. Not pictured: Abra Laik. Members of MasinaÂ’s Polynesian Review perform a hula dance at sunset Monday at Rich Theater as part of USAG-KAÂ’s celebration of Asian-Paci c Islander American Heritage Month.Photos by Jordan Vinson


4The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 22 Saturday, May 30, 2015 U.S. Ambassador to the R.M.I. Thomas Armbruster, the special guest speaker for USAG-KAÂ’s 2015 Memorial Day ceremony, addresses a packed crowd Monday at the chapel, talking at length about the heroism of those who have fallen in the defense of the United States. USAG-KA honors fallen Service Members at Memorial Day event Distinguished guest Mike Sam, uncle of fallen U.S. Army Sgt. Solomon Sam, takes a moment at the U.S. and Marshallese ags after laying a wreath in honor of his nephew who died in Iraq in 2008. Photos by Jordan Vinson


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 22 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, May 30, 2015 U.S. Ambassador to the R.M.I. Thomas Armbruster and U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Nestor Sadler face the crowd after laying the rst wreath of the ceremony Monday. American Legion Post #44 Commander Mike Woundy receives a wreath from Boy Scout Ian Galbraith before laying it before the ags. e information for this manit minute was obtained from the Marshallese Cultural Center on KwajaleinPO JAN MAR refers to a strong wind that suddenly and unexpectedly appears. It can have very debilita ng e ects on both the crew and and the canoe if they are not prepared. It is recommended, therefore, for those on sailing trips between the atolls of the Marshall Islands to keep PO JAN MAR in mind and to be alert and knowledgeable about what to do when this condi on occurs. Prepara on for unexpected weather condi ons is mandatory for tradional Marshallese navigators.


6The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 22 Saturday, May 30, 2015 KHS seniors look toward future at Baccalaureate LEFT: Motivational speaker James Bowers addresses the 2015 Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School graduating class, giving each senior v aluable advice to help them in their post-KHS lives. RIGHT: Roanna Zackhras dances down the isle of the chapel before existing at the end of this yearÂ’s baccalaureate. The New Generation Choir of Calvary Chapel on Ebeye sing a couple of songs for the baccalaureate ceremony at the Island Memorial Chapel. See SENIORS, page 8 Photos by Jordan Vinson


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 22 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, May 30, 2015 DISPATCH FROM ROI From Brandi Mueller From Joe Rubon From Jordan Vinson


8The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 22 Saturday, May 30, 2015 Category: Wildlife1st: Molly Premo “Ring Around the Rosie” 2nd: Julie Savage “Crabby Beach” 3rd: Linn Ezell “The Hand o ” 2 2 3 3 1 1 SENIORS, from page 6 Seniors Angelo Lelet and Roanna Zackhras sing “Song of Gratitude” for their classmates, family and friends gathered together for the 2015 baccalaureate.


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 22 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, May 30, 2015 Kwaj teams wrap up 2015 softball season Photo from Bruce Premo Photo from Jordan Vinson Photo from Babbs Hutchins Photo from Molly Premo


10The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 22 Saturday, May 30, 2015 Lunch DinnerSunday Korean roast beef Soyu chicken Eggs florentine Thursday Boneless chicken Taco beef and nachos Spanish rice June 6 Chicken parmesan Pizza Steamed potatoes Thursday Pork adobo Peapod stir-fry Parslied potatoes Friday Chili dogs Fish du jour Veggie stir-fry Friday Citrus roast chicken Sloppy joes Alfredo pasta Monday BBQ spare ribs Chicken cordon bleu Quiche lorraine Wednesday Grilled cheese Baked meatloaf Mashed potatoes Monday Sliced roast beef Baked cheese manicotti Mashed potatoes Sunday Mac and cheese BBQ chicken Beef stew Tuesday Lasagna Garlic bread Chicken cacciatore Wednesday Carved glazed ham Garlic roast chicken Scalloped potatoes Tuesday Country fried chicken Steak and peppers BBQ beans June 6 Beef ragout Chicken nuggets Egg noodlesCaptain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility 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.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 A number of positions are available in the Community Services group, including teachers, clubs supervisor, nurses and more. Please see Human Resources for the le of available on-island positions or for contract slots. KRS is searching for available, on island licensed registered nurses, individuals with medical billing and coding experience, and dental hygienists. For more information, please contact HR/Julie Gooch at the Temp Pool at 50777.WANTEDDishwasher and ceiling fan. Please call 51054.FOUNDPrescription scuba mask, found by the Prinz Eugen wreck. Call Shana at 52524.LOSTWhite baseball hat, with emblem of South Carolina ag, lost Saturday evening near Island Memorial Chapel. If found, please call 51880.PATIO SALE4 p.m., Saturday, at Qtrs. 465-A. Bicycle with large baskets, at screen monitor, electric wok, crockpots and more. FOR SALEHOMEDICS SHIATSU MASSAGE cushion, model MCS-110HA-2, $30. Call 53470. AIRUSH SQUARE THREE Kiteboard, 149 cm by 43 cm, very good condition, complete with padded handle, footstraps, six ns, a padded deck, and an extra pair of ns on the heel edge, great board for learning to stay upwind, $175. Call 56032 and leave message. DISHWASHER WITH NEW CONTROL panel, $150; 11-feet by 11-feet canopy, $80; 12-feet by 14-feet canopy, $80; new-in-box vinyl blinds, 39 inches by 64 inches, $5; room-darkening vinyl blinds, 36 inchers by 64 inches, set of two, $10 each; Pampered Chef food chopper, $8. Call 51795. 24-INCH TV and speaker system, $175; fridge and freezer, $100; iron and tabletop board, $8; laptop desk/table, $10; humidi er, $20; bike trailer, $100; toaster oven, $10; blender, $10; skillet, $10; other kitchen items. Call 52524 or 59502. CABRINHA WAIST HARNESS, for kite or windsurf, size large, mostly black, with red and gray trim, 3D impact mesh and spreader bar, new/unused, too big for me, $100 Call 56032 and leave message. WATERFORD CRYSTAL at 1970 and 1980 original prices, footed cake plate, $45; gravy dish with drip plate and spoon, $30; oval butter dish, $21; round butter dish, $25; mustard jar with spoon, $20; 9.5-inch curved-lip serving bowl, $73; biscuit barrel, $61.50; individual salt dish with spoon, $15; Aynsley ne English bone china cake platter and knife, $40; all in perfect condition. Call 53640 and leave message. GEORGINA, 36-foot MacGregor catamaran, cutter rigged, with 42-foot aluminum mast, complete with mainsail, working jib, genoa, and spinnaker, kicker Mercury 4-stroke, 9.9 HP, comes with huge trailer, one of the fastest boats on Kwaj, ready to sail today, $7,500 or best offer. Call 55345. RUM SHAKER, Proline powerboat, 24foot walkaround with cabin, Suzuki 250 HP 4-stroke, 2007 Mercury 2-stroke kicker, extra prop, Standard Horizon GX1200B VHF radio, long-range 150 gallon fuel tank, great boat for shing, diving, and camping, omes with trailer, $26,000. Call 55345.COMMUNITY NOTICESKWAJALEIN YACHT CLUB will be hold its monthly meeting tonight at the Yacht Club. Happy Hour starts at 5:30 p.m., meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. A Chili entree will be provided, bring a side dish to share. Questions? Contact Tim Cullen at MAY BIRTHDAY BASH. 8 p.m., tonight, at the Ocean View Club. Join us in celebrating May birthdays! Live DJ! Present valid ID. Must be 21 years of age or older. COME OUT TO THE KWAJALEIN Scuba Club merchandise dive locker at 5 p.m., Sunday. This is a good opportunity to claim prizes and pick up merch before leaving for the summer. The store is located at the Paci c Club, just south of the Ocean View Club. Questions? Call Jordan at 52428. COME ON DOWN to the Vet’s Hall for Karaoke at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Loosen up those pipes and join us for a night of fun. Questions? Contact Jan Abrams or Mike Woundy. THE COMMUNITY IS INVITED to come out to the PCS party of Fr. Vic Langhans and say goodbye. The party will be at 6:30 p.m., Monday, at the Emon Beach pavilion. KWAJALEIN SCUBA CLUB MEMBERS. Please return all tanks to the tank house by Tuesday for the annual tank inventory. EOD WILL CONDUCT a disposal operation at the UXO Disposal Site near the “Shark Pit” area on Kwaj 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Access to the area will be restricted to unauthorized personnel. B-BOAT CLASS: 7-9 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, CRC Room 1. Sign up at the Small Boat Marina. Manuals will be provided the rst night of class. SCHOOL’S OUT POOL’S IN Pool Party. 3:30-5 p.m., Wednesday. For children of kindergartenage through sixth grade.Come enjoy games, prizes, and water dancing. KST will have snow cones for sale, so bring extra money for a cool treat! Questions? Call 51275. PLEASE JOIN US FOR QUIZZO at the Vet’s Hall at 7:30 p.m., Friday. Special guest host Alicia Bammerlin will try to stump us with her trivia! Questions? Contact Neil Dye or Mike Woundy. DUE TO MISSION REQUIREMENTS, all available billeting space (Kwaj Lodge and Jabro) have


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 22 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, May 30, 2015 Events are sponsored by the Community Health Promotional Council and are free of charge to the community.FridayIndian Night Chicken tikka masala Spicy Indian koftaSunday Roast pork loin Baked chicken Egg florentine Thursday Hamburger steak Make your own BLT Mac and cheeseJune 6 Roast pork Cous cous Onion ringsThursday Fried chicken Meatloaf Mashed potatoes Friday Baked fish Grilled chicken thighs Corn bread MondayGarlic roast beef Chicken w/ bacon Egg muffinsWednesdayGrilled cheese Pork pimento Egg foo youngSunday Chicken schnitzel Beef stew Green bean cass. Monday Chicken marsala Jerk-style spare ribs Mushroom rice pilaf Tuesday Pork chop Herb roast chicken Mashed potatoes Wednesday Grilled steak Fried fish Baked potatoes TuesdaySloppy joes Chicken strips Cheesy potatoes June 6 Southwestern chicken Fish tacos Fiesta riceLunch DinnerCaf Roi been committed to support the expected in ux of TDY personnel. The Housing Of ce is unable to accept any lodging requests during the following time span: June 2-11. Residents sponsoring unof cial guests during this time will need to make alternate housing arrangements. The Housing of ce regrets any inconvenience this may cause for the residents of Kwajalein. JUNE MEREBABES SWIM CLASS. 9-9:30 a.m., June 6. This is a FREE American Red Cross parent-child swim lesson that is designed for children six months of age to three years of age. All participants must be accompanied by an adult in the water, and swim diapers are required for children not yet potty trained. This class meets the rst Saturday of every month. Questions? Call Cliff at 52848. CAMP COCONUTS runs this year June 9-Aug. 15, 2015. Registration for weeks 1-10 is open. Registration is open until the Friday before each week of camp you register for. Camp hours are 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Extended care hours from 7 to 8:30 a.m. and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. are available upon request. Camp is open to all CYSS children who have completed kindergarten fth grade. The location of the camp sessions will be the MP Room or the Youth Center. Please contact CYSS for further information at 52158 or at katrina.m.ellison.ctr@ CHECK OUT IGOR & THE RED ELVISES LIVE! The groupÂ’s tour schedule is as follows: June 12, Roi Outrigger, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 13, Emon Beach, 7:30 p.m.; June 14, Vets Hall, 9 p.m. ItÂ’ll be a rockinÂ’ good time! Sponsored by QOL. Questions? Call 53331. BEWARE OF heavy equipment around construction sites located at Space Fence, Building 602, and the Yuk Club. Non-essential personnel should avoid these areas. SBM PIER ACCESS. Both the middle and North piers have been taken out of the waterafter sustaining damage. The schedule for their return is undetermined at this point. In the meantime, to service the whole boating community while working from one pier, we will maintain one slot for loading and unloading only of private boats. Overnight parking will not be permitted. Please be considerate of other boaters and minimize your time at the pier. Weather permitting, the Small Boat Marina will offer rentals and dingy services during our normal hours of operation. EAP CLASSES: Smoking Cessation classes are ongoing. Call 55362 for information. TAKING A 5-MINUTE shower uses 10 to 25 gallons of water, while a full tub requires about 70 gallons. If you take a bath, stopper the drain immediately and adjust the temperature as you ll the tub. E-Talk: Segregating construction and demolition debris at the source increase the percentage of materials diverted from unnecessary incineration and land ll application. Segregate construction and demolition debris into scrap metals, glass, plastics, yard waste, compostable, construction debris and and materials destined for incinerations. Questions? Call KRS Environmental at 51134. Safely Speaking: There are building materials that contain asbestos throughout the atoll. Each material is clearly labeled if it is known to contain asbestos. These materials are not dangerous unless they are damaged. Republic of the Marshall Islands DriverÂ’s License Renewal and New Issue Session


12The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 22 Saturday, May 30, 2015 Sunrise Moonrise Low Tide High Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:29 a.m. 4:58 p.m. 9:04 a.m. 0.1’ 2:46 a.m. 3.9’ 7:04 p.m. 4:19 a.m. 9:01 p.m. -0.1’ 3:02 p.m. 3.4’ Monday 6:29 a.m. 5:48 p.m. 9:40 a.m. -0.2’ 3:20 a.m. 4.2’ 7:05 p.m. 5:04 a.m. 9:35 p.m. -0.3’ 3:38 p.m. 3.5’ Tuesday 6:29 a.m. 6:41 p.m. 10:15 a.m. -0.5’ 3:54 a.m. 4.5’ 7:05 p.m. 5:52 a.m. 10:09 p.m. -0.4’ 4:13 p.m. 3.7’ Wednesday 6:29 a.m. 7:35 p.m. 10:50 a.m. -0.6’ 4:28 a.m. 4.6’ 7:05 p.m. 6:43 a.m. 10:43 p.m. -0.4’ 4:49 p.m. 3.7’ Thursday 6:29 a.m. 8:30 p.m. 11:27 a.m. -0.7’ 5:03 a.m. 4.7’ 7:05 p.m. 7:37 a.m. 11:19 p.m. -0.4’ 5:26 p.m. 3.7’ Friday 6:29 a.m. 9:24 p.m. 12:06 p.m. -0.6’ 5:39 a.m. 4.7’ 7:06 p.m. 8:32 a.m. 11:57 p.m. -0.3’ 6:05 p.m. 3.6’ June 6 6:29 a.m. 10:18 p.m. 12:47 p.m. -0.4’ 6:19 a.m. 4.6’ 7:06 p.m. 9:29 a.m. ----------------------6:48 p.m. 3.4’Acey Deucy 22-13 El Dorado 20-15 Scrubs 20-15 TBD 18-17 Alley Cats 15-20 TBD -5 (7/0); El Dorado -6 (6-1); Acey Deucy -9 (5/2); Scrubs -11 (4/3); Alley Cats -14 (3/4)Friday, June 5 3-6-9Ž night for all players WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly rainfall total: 59 inches Yearly rainfall deviation: +36.16 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Mostly Cloudy 60% E-SE at 9-14 knots Monday Partly Sunny 20% E-SE at 7-12 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 20% ENE-ESE at 6-11 knots Wednesday Mostly Sunny <10% ENE-ESE at 5-10 knots Thursday Mostly Sunny <10% ENE-ESE at 6-11 knots Friday Partly Sunny 20% NE-E at 7-12 knots FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Command Sgt. Maj. Reginald Gooden, Caleigh Yurovchak, Dori deBrum, Ray Drefus, Col. Nestor Sadler, Colleen Furgeson, Ariana Alejandro, Leanora Kabua and Yearbook Class leader Alison Bowers. NOT PICTURED: Addison Cossey and Mamolyn Anni.USAG-KA Command gets new 2015 year books, hot off press Delegates to the U.S.-R.M.I. Joint Labor Relations Board meet May 22 at USAG-KA Command Headquarters to dicuss bilateral labor issues relating to the Compact of Free Association. USAG-KA hosts labor meeting Photo by Kim Yarnes Photo by Mike Sakaio