The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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2The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 28 Saturday, July 11, 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........................ Sgt. First Class Thomas Bedwell Public Affairs Of cer .............Michael Sakaio Associate Editor .....................Jordan Vinson Media Services Intern.................Molly Premo T his photograph by Roi resident Jim Bennett captures a small school of crescent-tail bigeyes (Priacanthus hamrur; other common names: moontail bullseye, goggle eye, lipauw, etc.) cutting through the lagoon about two miles south of Roi-Namur. Crescent-tail bigeyes are known for their bright pumpkin-orange or ruddy exterior and big, bulbous eyes. They’re found throughout tropical waters of the Paci c Ocean and Indian Ocean, as far west as eastern Africa and, reportedly, as far east as Easter Island. The sh grow to a maximum length of about 45 centimeters, live in waters up to a depth of 250 meters and feed on crustaceans, small sh and invertebrates. As illustrated in Bennett’s photo, crescent-tail bigeyes like the safety of numbers and are often found in small schools near deep lagoon pinnacles and outer reef slopes. “They hang out on a coral head here off Roi about two miles south in the lagoon,” Bennett said. “They’re there every time we go.” Similar to how light plays off cats’ eyes, crescenttail bigeyes re ect a signi cant amount of light off their eyes, giving them what Bennett calls a “zombie sh” appearance. “Anytime you hit them with a ash the whole school lights up,” Bennett said. “It’s like taking a picture of a cat’s eye. Same difference. Only this is a school of sh, not a herd of cats.” Crescent-tail bigeyes by Jim Bennett. Jordan VinsonCruisers Paula Peters and Dale Finley depart Kwajalein Atoll Monday, headed for Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Australia. KWAJ BIDS FARWELL TO SAILORS PETERS, FINLEY


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 28 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 11, 2015 Jordan VinsonKAILUA BAY BUDDIES RETURN TO ATOLL FOR SOME CLASSIC COVERSTOP: The Kailua Bay Buddies play for a large crowd at Emon Beach Sunday as part of U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein AtollÂ’s 2015 Independence Day celebration. While normally sticking to venues throughout Oahu, the band was sponsored by Quality of Life to perform three shows on the garrison. MIDDLE: Darrell Aquino jams on the bass and sings. BOTTOM: Mark Caldeira plays the drums. RIGHT: Clayton Apilando performs a solo for the crowd.


4The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 28 Saturday, July 11, 2015 TOP: Jim Cossey and Flynn Gideon are awarded coconut trophies for their overall win at the end of the 2015 Independence Day Baggo Tournament at Emon Beach Sunday. MIDDLE: Residents dance during one of Kailua Bay BuddiesÂ’ sets at the main pavilion at Emon Beach. BOTTOM: Kwajalein Art Guild volunteer Ashley Anderson helps Kwaj kids and Ebeye friends paint coconuts. LEFT: The reworks show lights up the sky Sunday night. USAG-KA CELEBRATES 239 YEARS OF US INDEPENDENCE Jordan Vinson F


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 28 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 11, 2015 CLOCKWISE FROM TOPLEFT: Emma Hutchins enjoys a snow cone; one of many boys and girls plays in the surf; Je Scharmann heads over to the main pavilion to check out the band; Stan Edwards hangs out on the beach with family and friends; Paul McGrew admires the reworks show; Shawn Mirowitz and the Drum Down the Sun gang jam; Alana Leines bounces in an in atable house; a pile of Kwaj kids are knocked down by a wave; Community Activities crewman Thompson Tarwoj gives a thumbs up in between jobs; Patrick Ward, Sabrina Mumma, Paul McGrew and Eric Nystrom chat before the band plays; members of CCAD-Marshall Islands hang out on the beach. ABOVE: Aubrey Anderson munches on a snow cone; Mark Fredericks and Troy King grill out. Jordan Vinson


6The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 28 Saturday, July 11, 2015 RTS Weather Station TROPICAL STORM NANGKA SWEEPS NORTH OF ATOLLJoel Martin, the Reagan Test Site Weather Station’s new chief meteorologist, explains the ins and outs of Tropical Storm Nangka during his rst article for the Kwajalein Hourglass. For more on the expertise that Martin brings to the weather station, see the Hourglass’ new “An Exchange” feature on the next page. Tropical Storm Nangka during its closest approach to Kwajalein Atoll July 4.


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 28 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 11, 2015 Interview and by Jordan Vinson How did you get into this line of work? Can you tell us a bit more about your background? To you as a professional, what is the importance of meteorology? What are you looking forward to on the job with Atmospheric Technology Services Company at the RTS Weather Station? What are some challenges you expect to see? JOEL MARTIN is Atmospheric and Technology Services CompanyÂ’s new chief meteorologist at the Reagan Test Site Weather Sta on. A re red Air Force colonel, he is a former aerial reconnaissance weather o cer for the Air ForceÂ’s Hurricane Hunters and a former forecaster and research scien st for the Joint Typhoon Warning Center on Oahu. Mar n has a bachelorÂ’s degree in meteorology and a masterÂ’s degree in tropical meteorology. In this interview with Kwajalein Hourglass sta Mar n explains a bit about the importance of meteorology and the challenges of forecas ng the weather in the equatorial Paci c. AN EXCHANGE In your article on Tropical Storm Nangka you write about how equatorial regions of the planet serve as incubators for typhoons. In short, what role does this region have in birthing these monsters? At the time of this interview, Tropical Storm Nangka is bearing down on the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and is forecast to become a super typhoon. But in its early stages you guys at the RTS Weather Station had a big hand in gathering data on the storm and projecting its likely path of movement to the northwest. Would you say that this puts you guys on the frontlines of these storms, so to speak? Today, humans and computers work together to read and predict the weather. You talk about how in other regions of the planet the human part of this relationship is being removed as computers become better at building reliable forecasts. However, in the tropics thatÂ’s a di erent story, you say. How have you handled the transition from working at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center and other major meteorology centers on Oahu and Guam to working here on Kwajalein? What are you looking forward to outside of work?


8The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 28 Saturday, July 11, 2015 Kwajalein youth Kaelan Wilson (second row, far left) and Jenna Gray (second row, third from left) gather with other Space Camp youth for a photo with Air, Space, and Missile Defense Association board members July 1.KWAJ YOUTH FINISH WEEK AT SPACE CAMP IN HUNTSVILLEJason B. Cutshaw


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 28 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 11, 2015 LIFE CRITICAL WORK REQUIREMENTS: CONFINED SPACES U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Col. Nestor Sadler invites you to his nal town hall meetings, scheduled for Thursday and Friday. See the respective meeting times and locations listed above.USAG-KA Town Hall MeetingsRoi Residents Kwaj RMI Workforce Kwaj Residents Roi RMI Workforce 2-3 p.m., Thursday, at the Trade Winds Theater FREE BOOKS ABOUNDFree books abound at the library in Buillding 805 on Kwaj. New to the garrison and in need of some good summer reading?


10The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 28 Saturday, July 11, 2015 Lunch DinnerSunday Sauteed beef tips Citrus pork Mashed potatoes Thursday BBQ spare ribs Turkey wraps Potatoes romanoff July 18 Lasagna Garlic toast Italian chicken breast Thursday Mongolian BBQ Night Oriental fried rice Veggie egg foo young Friday Taco bar Chicken quesadillas Refried beans Friday Fish du jour Parslied potatoes Salisbury steak Monday Beef pot pie Quiche lorraine Augratin potatoes Wednesday Honey mustard chicken Stuffed cabbage Brown rice pilaf Monday Spaghetti Chicken alfredo Garlic bread Sunday Meatloaf Fried chicken Veggie saute Tuesday Broccoli stir-fry Three cheese macaroni Grilled chicken breast Wednesday Grilled top sirloin Picante chicken Veggie pasta Tuesday Fish sandwich Wings of fire Roasted potatoes July 18 Chicken fried steak Mashed potatoes Seafood gumboCaptain 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 • 11 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel • 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 WANTED FOUND COMMUNITY NOTICES Events are sponsored by the Community Health Promotional Council and are free of charge to the community.


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 28 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 11, 2015 FridayMake your own BLT Hot brown SlidersSunday Roast pork loin Baked chicken Egg florentine Thursday Tuna melt Hamburger steak Home friesJuly 18 Grilled roast beef Roast pork Cous cousThursday Fried chicken Meatloaf Mashed potatoes Friday Baked fish Grilled chicken thighs Pinto beans MondayGarlic roast beef Chicken w/ bacon Egg muffinsWednesdayGrilled cheese Pork pimento Spicy sweet potatoesSunday Chicken schnitzel Beef stew Green bean cass. Monday Chicken marsala Jerk 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 July 18 Southwestern chicken Fish tacos Fiesta riceLunch DinnerCaf Roi From Jordan Vinson DISPATCH FROM ROI


12The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 28 Saturday, July 11, 2015 Sunrise Moonrise High Tide Low Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:37 a.m. 2:57 a.m. 1:17 a.m. 3.6Â’ 7:51 a.m. 0.6Â’ 7:12 p.m. 3:43 p.m. 1:46 p.m. 2.8Â’ 7:43 p.m. 0.4Â’ Monday 6:37 a.m. 3:49 a.m. 2:15 a.m. 3.9Â’ 8:47 a.m. 0.2Â’ 7:12 p.m. 4:38 p.m. 2:43 p.m. 3.0Â’ 8:35 p.m. 0.2Â’ Tuesday 6:37 a.m. 4:42 a.m. 3:02 a.m. 4.2Â’ 9:31 a.m. -0.1Â’ 7:13 p.m. 5:32 p.m. 3:28 p.m. 3.2Â’ 9:18 p.m. 0.0Â’ Wednesday 6:37 a.m. 5:35 a.m. 3:41 a.m. 4.4Â’ 10:09 a.m. -0.3Â’ 7:13 p.m. 6:24 p.m. 4:06 p.m. 3.4Â’ 9:57 p.m. -0.2Â’ Thursday 6:38 a.m. 6:27 a.m. 4:17 a.m. 4.5Â’ 10:42 a.m. -0.5Â’ 7:12 p.m. 7:13 p.m. 4:40 p.m. 3.5Â’ 10:32 p.m. -0.3Â’ Friday 6:38 a.m. 7:18 a.m. 4:51 a.m. 4.6Â’ 11:14 a.m. -0.5Â’ 7:12 p.m. 8 p.m. 5:13 p.m. 3.6Â’ 11:05 p.m. -0.3Â’ July 18 6:38 a.m. 8:08 a.m. 5:22 a.m. 4.5Â’ 11:44 a.m. -0.5Â’ 7:12 p.m. 8:45 p.m. 5:44 p.m. 3.6Â’ 11:37 p.m. -0.2Â’ WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly rainfall total: 69.69 inches Yearly rainfall deviation: +35.6 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny 30% S-SW at 5-10 knots Monday Partly Sunny 30% S-SW at 7-12 knots Tuesday Mostly Cloudy 30% S-SW at 7-12 knots Wednesday Mostly Cloudy 20% S-SW at 8-13 knots Thursday Mostly Sunny <10% Light and Variable Friday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE-ESE at 3-8 knots From Jordan Vinson From Jordan VinsonFrom Jordan Vinson