The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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2The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 30 Saturday, July 25, 2015A 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 Managing Editor .....................Jordan Vinson Media Services Intern.................Molly Premo T his photo of a tiger cowrie (Cypraea tigris) comes from Kwajalein resident Brad Nelson. Marine gastropod mollusks, tiger cowries are known primarily for their smooth, porcelainlike shells, which may feature a great variety patterns, unlike many other cowrie species. The mollusks keep their shells polished and protected by extending their soft mantles out of their serrated apertures (shell openings) and around the exterior of the shell. They do this only when they do not feel threatened—usually at night, when the species is most active. Because of the species’ attractive appearance, the shells of tiger cowries have for a long time been used by humans for currency, jewelry, decorative arts and, in some cases, games and religious practices. Located throughout the tropical Indo-Paci c region, the tiger cowrie is a nocturnal species that spends most of the day hidden under rocks and in the nooks and crannies of coral. At night they venture out in search of food, feeding on sea urchins, sea stars, sponges, anemones, soft corals and more. Growing to a maximum length of about six inches, tiger cowries are one of the largest cowrie species on the planet. Most that are found around Kwajalein Atoll, however, are less than four inches in length. Tiger cowrie by Brad Nelson. Julie SavageEMT Jasyn Je ries and an entourage of tiny re ghters move their patient, a training mannequin KFD sta call “Rescue Randy,” out of an ambulance during the children’s visit to the station July 15. FIRE DEPARTMENT STAFF ENTERTAIN TINY INTERNS


3The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 30 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 25, 2015 LEFT: Kwajalein resident Cynthia Pavia talks to U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Nestor Sadler during his nal town hall on the installation July 17. MIDDLE: Sadler elds questions from Roi residents and the R.M.I. workforce on the islet. RIGHT: A C-badge employee listens to his peers address the commander. A Kwajalein C-badge employee addresses a couple of questions to Col. Sadler, in foreground, during the Kwajalein R.M.I. Workforce town hall meeting July 17. Jordan Vinson and Kim Yarnes COMMANDER GIVES LAST ROUND OF TOWN HALLS U


4The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 30 Saturday, July 25, 2015 Interview and by Jordan Vinson In a nutshell, what does your job on USAG-KA encompass? Rick Broomell: RICK BROOMELL, TRACY HAMPSON, ED GAMBOA AND DEREK GLASSCOCK pictured above, are commercial divers who work for the Marine Department on U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. Day in and day out the four hit the water around the atoll to handle everything from underwater infrastructure inspec ons, to replacing buoys, to shu ling visi ng scien sts from island to island to conduct environmental research. In an interview with the Kwajalein Hourglass, Broomell and Glascock talk a li le about why they love their jobs and what it takes to work as a commercial diver on Kwajalein Atoll. AN EXCHANGE How does the dive team’s mission on USAG-KA di er from your previous jobs?RB: Derek Glasscock: RB: A lot of people here go diving for fun, and here you guys get paid to do it. Some people on the garrison get a bit jealous of your day jobs. What’s your take on that? RB: Why did you go into commercial diving? RICK BROOMELL “It’s about having that experience and that fundamental understanding where you don’t have to guess and you don’t have to hesitate. We all know exactly what needs to be done.”


5The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 30 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 25, 2015 USAG-KA Provost Marshal Pamela DeVille awards departing police o cers Brian Richey, top, and David Scheivert, bottom, the CommanderÂ’s Award for Civilian Service. USAG-KA COMMAND HONORS DEPARTING ARMY CIVILIANS Mike Sakaio F DG: RB: It can be a dangerous profession. Accidents can happen to commercial divers.DG: RB: Being able to depend on your team, then, is key. DG: RB: SEE DIVERS PAGE 11


6The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 30 Saturday, July 25, 2015 DISPATCH FROM ROI Ancient Prerogatives Times Are Changing Precious Possession From Kim YarnesHEREDITARY KINGS OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS: THEN AND NOW. Originally printed in the Kwajalein Hourglass June 15, 1969. BY PAT CATALDO————CONTINUED FROM JULY 18.


7The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 30 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 25, 2015 Dr. Steve Pierce, chief technology o cer for U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, leads a small group mentor session during the commandÂ’s rst mentoring event July 14 at the Von Braun II presentation room. The event was planned as a result of the commandÂ’s workforce survey earlier this year in which employees said they wanted more training and mentoring opportunities. Jason B. Cutshaw SEE SMDC PAGE 9 SMDC LEADERSH OS T FIR S T MENT O RIN G EVEN T Kings Were Tattooed Family and Clan THIS STORY CONTINUES aUG. 1 g


8The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 30 Saturday, July 25, 2015 KWAJALEIN ATOLLTIME CAPSULE From the Kwajalein Hourglass, June 3, 1982 The King sher Project team members gather for a group photo at the Small Boat Marina last weekend. The team is in the middle of a six-week period of sonar scanning using SBM boats in the lagoon. BACK ROW: Je OÂ’Neal; Bill Remick; Sharon Rice; Dan Farnham; Shannon Paulsen. FRONT ROW: Tim Roberge; Jay Monnot. NOT PICTURED: Robert Greene; Mike Woundy; Geo Lake; Melina Lake; Bill Williamson; Scott Phillips; Melissa Manske; Brandi Mueller; Stan Edwards; Matt Hess; Josh Vance. KINGFISHER PROJECTTEAM PERFORMING NEW ROUND OF SONAR SCANS From Sharon Rice


9The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 30 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 25, 2015 Never operate any mechanical elevated work platform without documented training Emo koman jerbal ilo jikin jerbal ko reutiej enwot manlift ne ejelok pepa in kamool ke emoj am training. LIFE CRITICAL WORK REQUIREMENTS: Elevated Work Platforms S IMPL Y Always work within the work platform, and never climb or stretch over the guard rails! Always be sure to hook your harness to a designated anchor point! From Jordan Vinson From Tony Medeiros From Jordan Vinson SMDC FROM PAGE 7 j g


10The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 30 Saturday, July 25, 2015 Lunch DinnerSunday Oven-fried chicken Cheeseburger casserole Eggs benedict ThursdayBraised short ribs Grilled chicken breast Mac and cheeseAug. 1Malibu chick. sandwich Sweet spicy meatballs Baked tuna casseroleThursday Roast turkey Sage stuffing Chicken fried steak FridayPot roast Fish du jour Boiled potatoesFridayHamburger bonanza Sauteed chicken breast Beans in brothMondaySpaghetti Chicken alfredo Garlic breadWednesday Pork pot roast Chicken veggie stir-fry Roasted potatoes Monday Cajun beef saute Buffalo style chicken Rice pilaf Sunday Herb crusted pork roast Chicken ala king Steamed red potatoes Tuesday Kwaj fried chicken Meatloaf Mashed potatoes Wednesday Grilled top sirloin Chicken cordon bleu Baked potatoes Tuesday Rope viejas beef Chicken enchilada cass. Fish tacos Aug. 1Pepper steak General Tso’s chicken Chinese fried riceCaptain 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 FOR SALE COMMUNITY NOTICES Events are sponsored by the Community Health Promotional Council and are free of charge to the community. *MENU CURRENT AS OF JULY 24


11The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 30 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, July 25, 2015 Friday Greek Night Pastitsio Spinach artichoke pastry Sunday Roasted cornish hen Fish florentine Eggs benedict Thursday Char siu pork sand. Beef stir-fry Veggie fried riceAug. 1Lasagna Spaghetti Garlic bread Thursday Fried chicken Beef pot pie Mashed potatoes Friday Tuna casserole Yankee pot roast Mashed potatoes Monday Beef fajitas Chick. w/ orange sauce Breakfast burrito WednesdayBeef stew Fried chicken strips Hot spiced applesSunday Jambalaya Cajun roast beef Mashed potatoes Monday BBQ pork ribs Smoke sausage Baked beans Tuesday Chicken fried steak Chicken curry Mashed potatoes Wednesday Char-grilled pork chop Herb-baked fish Corn on the cob Tuesday French dip sandwich Grilled chicken breast Black-eyed peasAug. 1Breaded pork chop Chicken hekka Sweet potato wedgesLunch DinnerCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF JULY 24WhatÂ’s one of the greatest challenges you have to deal with on the job here? DG: RB: Finally, what is your favorite aspect of the job? DG: RB: DIVERS FROM PAGE 5 USAG-KA CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY 3:30 p.m., Aug. 5, at the Fixed Wing Hanger (Building 898)Dr. Christine Altendorf, director of U.S. Army Installation Management Command Paci c Region, invites you to attend the USAG-KA Change of Command Ceremony in which Col. Nestor Sadler relinquishes command to Col. Michael Larsen.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 56 Number 30 Saturday, July 25, 2015 Sunrise Moonrise High Tide Low Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:40 a.m. 2:18 p.m. 11:38 a.m. 2.3Â’ 5:48 a.m. 1.2Â’ 7:12 p.m. 1:35 a.m. --------------------5:49 p.m. 0.9Â’ Monday 6:40 a.m. 3:10 p.m. 12:40 a.m. 3.0Â’ 7:20 a.m. 0.9Â’ 7:11 p.m. 2:22 a.m. 1:14 p.m. 2.5Â’ 7:09 p.m. 0.7Â’ Tuesday 6:40 a.m. 4:04 p.m. 1:45 a.m. 3.5Â’ 8:19 a.m. 0.4Â’ 7:11 p.m. 3:12 a.m. 2:16 p.m. 2.8Â’ 8:08 p.m. 0.3Â’ Wednesday 6:40 a.m. 5 p.m. 2:35 a.m. 4.0Â’ 9:04 a.m. 0.0Â’ 7:11 p.m. 4:06 a.m. 3:03 p.m. 3.2Â’ 8:56 p.m. 0.0Â’ Thursday 6:40 a.m. 5:56 p.m. 3:18 a.m. 4.4Â’ 9:45 a.m. -0.5Â’ 7:11 p.m. 5:03 a.m. 3:45 p.m. 3.6Â’ 9:39 p.m. -0.4Â’ Friday 6:40 a.m. 6:52 p.m. 3:59 a.m. 4.8Â’ 10:23 a.m. -0.8Â’ 7:11 p.m. 6:02 a.m. 4:24 p.m. 4.0Â’ 10:20 p.m. -0.7Â’ Aug. 1 6:40 a.m. 7:47 p.m. 4:38 a.m. 5.1Â’ 11:01 a.m. -1.0Â’ 7:10 p.m. 7:01 a.m. 5:03 p.m. 4.2Â’ 11 p.m. -0.8Â’ WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly rainfall total: 76.09 inches Yearly rainfall deviation: +37.55 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Mostly Sunny <10% NNE-ENE at 3-8 knots Monday Partly Sunny 10% NNE-ENE at 3-8 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 15% N-NE at 4-9 knots Wednesday Partly Sunny 15% N-NE at 5-10 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 10% NNE-ENE at 4-9 knots Friday Partly Sunny 10% NNE-ENE at 3-8 knots From Jordan Vinson