The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 15, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 33 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. Michael Larsen Acting Garrison CSM.......... .... Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Bedwell Public Affairs Of cer .............Michael Sakaio Managing Editor .....................Jordan Vinson Media Services Intern.................Molly Premohis crown of thorns star sh (Acanthaster planci) was photographed by Kwajalein resident Lynda Reynolds in the waters of Kwajalein Atoll. One of the nearly 1,500 species of star sh found in the planet’s oceans, the crown of thorns sets itself apart from other star sh by maintaining a peculiar feeding behavior. Unlike its cousins, the crown of thorns feeds directly on live coral. They do this, like other star sh, by pushing their stomachs through their mouths, covering their food with their stomachs and digesting the coral with enzymes. The species is a proven killer of coral colonies. For one, they have the capacity to spawn millions of eggs each year. Secondly, because they have few natural predators— triton shells and Napoleon wrasses are a couple of the few examples— they are largely left free to leisurely munch away at coral colonies unimpeded. A single star sh can eat away a square meter of coral each month. In dense packs, crown of thorns’ rate of consumption can jump exponentially, leading to fatal reef destruction and changes in reef ecology. Fortunately, there have been no reported sightings of large packs of crown of thorns in the waters of Kwajalein Atoll—just the lone specimen here and there. USAG-KA residents are not encouraged to try to remove these star sh from the environment. The sharp spines covering their bodies can do plenty of damage to untrained divers. Crown of thorns star sh by Lynda Reynolds T One of the most effective methods of cracking down on the species is to prevent over shing of crown of thorns’ few predators: triton shells, Napoleon wrasses, trigger sh and painted prawns, to name a few. Limiting nutrient-rich water runoff from the ground into ocean and lagoon waters can also help. Major outbreaks of the species, which hadn’t been observed until the 1960s, have been known to occur in water laden with terrestrial runoff.


3The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, August 15, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 33 Top: R.M.I. President Christopher Loeak, right, shakes hands with USAG-KA Commander Col. Michael Larsen. Bottom: USAG-KA Command and Reagan Test Site sta meet with sta from U.S. Embassy Majuro and the R.M.I. Sea Patrol.A range operation is scheduled for Aug. 19-20. Caution times are 9:01 p.m. through 5:01 a.m. in conjunction with this operation. During this time a caution area will extend into the open ocean east of the mid-atoll corridor. The mid-atoll corridor will be closed from 4:01 p.m., Juon ien kokemelmol missile enaj koman ilo ran in Wednesday nan Thursday, 19 nan 20 ran in Aug. 2015. Awa ko rekauwotota ej 9:01 p.m. jota lok nan 5:01 a.m. jimarok. Ilo awa kein ba kaki, ijoko renaj kauwotota ej malo ko tulik turear im malo ko U USAG-KA COMMANDER VISITS RMI PRESIDENT, CONGRESS IN MAJUROMISSION ANNOUNCEMENT Aug. 15 through mission completion. The caution area extends from the surface to an unlimited altitude. Questions regarding the above safety requirements for this mission should be directed to the Reagan Test Site Range Safety O ce at the following phone number: 256 955 1875. turilik in ene ko iloan aelon in. Ene ko ilo iolap in aelon in (mid-atoll) renaj kilok jen 4:01 p.m. awa elkin raelep ilo 15 ran in Aug. 2015 nan ne ededelok kokemelmel kein. Ne ewor am kajitok jouj im call e lok kwajalein Range Safety opija ro ilo 256 955 1875. CAUTION AREA CAUTION AREA Mike Sakaio and Maj. Holly Grey


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 15, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 33 The NASA satellite coconut, made by Geo and Melina Lake, came in third place in this yearÂ’s modi ed class race. Left: Dozens of coconuts in the unmodi ed, or stock, class lie out on display after the 2015 Roi-Namur Coconut Cup Race Sunday at the Roi Surf Shack. Right: The competing entries in the modi ed division duke it out in the water about 100 yards o shore. Volunteers on vessels called out the race action over radio. SA s atellite coconut, ye ar Â’s HOUSING, GOLF COURSE STAFF COME OUT ON TOP2015 ROI-NAMUR COCONUT CUP RACE ca m made by Geo and Meli ameinthirdplaceinthis d Me lina Lake, i s ye ar Â’s m ca modi ed class race. m di ed A Jordan Vinson


5The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, August 15, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 33 Left: Laura Pasquarella-Swain, right, accepts the rst-place award for the Roi Golf Course crewmembers, who werenÂ’t able to attend the race Sunday. Second-place nisher Chase Chavis, middle, and third-place nisher Dan Gunter celebrate their coconutsÂ’ performances. Above: Selma Jetnil and Akna Kobeney dance and shout upon learning they won the modi ed division race. The Roi-Namur Golf Course crewÂ’s winning coconut, at left, will be remembered in the annals of history for its second consecutive Coconut Cup Race win. The w


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 15, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 33 Top row: Jenna Milne is all smiles after she and other sta from the Roi Housing o ce win the modi ed title in the 2015 Roi Coconut Cup Race Sunday at the Roi Surf Shack. Chase Chavis shows o his coconut, which earned him a secondplace nish in the stock division. Gene Little eldÂ’s dragon y construction is slow but beautiful. Mark Swain calls the race action over the radio from his dinghy. Middle row: Sung Whitehead paints her stock coconut at a decorating party Aug. 7 at the Roi Outrigger. Greg WhiteheadÂ’s king of beverages modi ed build is pulled o a kayak after nishing second place behind the Housing ladies. Left: Roi resident Amy Hansen gives her coconut a nice smile at the coconut decorating party. Kim YarnesKim Yarnes


7The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, August 15, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 33 Never Emo LOCKOUT-TAGOUT Prior to work, lock and tag machinery, equipment, components and systems that may contain any type of stored energy. All residual/stored energy must be eliminated prior to any work activities. Always make sure your training is current and obtain authorization before you work on machinery systems or equipment covered by LOTO. Do not manipulate or attempt to operate any machinery, system or equipment while locked or tagged out without proper authorization. Mokta jen jino jerbale machine ak equipment eo, kwoj aikuj kojerbal procedure in LOTO, kwoj aikuj bar lale elon ke stored energy im emaron koman jorren. Aolep residual/stored energy rej aikuj block mokta jen am komane jerbal eo. Aikuj wor am training im melim mokta jen am jerbale juon machine ak equipment. Jab madmod e ak jerbal ilo machine im equipment ko emoj lockout i ak tagout i ne ejelok am melim. From Jordan Vinson and Billy Abston


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 15, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 33 From Jordan Vinson— SEE IROOJ, PAGE 12From Sandra Garrison From Jordan Vinson DISPATCH FROM ROI HEREDITARY KINGS OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS: THEN AND NOW. Originally printed in the Kwajalein Hourglass June 15, 1969. BY PAT CATALDOCONTINUED FROM AUG. 8 Conqueror of the South Launa’s War Show of Force


9The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, August 15, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 33 RMI, KOSRAE YOUTH JOIN US MILITARY U.S. Embassy Majuro Eighteen new U.S. military recruits from the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Kosrae, in the Federated States of Micronesia, enlist into branches of the U.S. military during a ceremony at Majuro Bridge Aug. 6. KWAJALEIN ATOLLTIME CAPSULE From June 3, 1982 Kwajalein Hourglass


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 15, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 33 Lunch DinnerSunday Lemon garlic fish Southern benedict Garlic mashed potatoes Thursday Beef stroganoff Chicken caesar wrap Parslied noodles Aug. 22 Spaghetti Chicken piccata Sausage and peppers Thursday Grilled tuna sandwich Huli huli chicken Augratin potatoes Friday Fish du jour Coconut chicken breast Rice pilaf Friday Beef stir-fry Chicken chop suey Ginger fish Monday Boneless citrus chick. Spaghetti casserole Quiche Wednesday Grilled reuben sandwich Crispy garlic chicken Corn bread Monday Fried chicken Shepherds pie Three cheese macaroni Sunday Grilled pork chops Coconut chicken curry Lumpia w/ sauce Tuesday BBQ chicken Three bean chili Onion rings Wednesday Grilled ribeye steak Ravioli w/ marinara Baked potatoes Tuesday Sloppy joes Grilled chicken breast Veggie stir-fry Aug. 22 Taco Bar Beef tamales Refried beansCaptain 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 Events are sponsored by the Community Health Promotional Council and are free of charge to the community. *MENU CURRENT AS OF AUG. 14 FOR SALE PATIO SALE COMMUNITY NOTICES


11The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, August 15, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 33 Sunrise Moonrise Low Tide High Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:41 a.m. 7:37 a.m. 11:17 a.m. -0.6Â’ 5:01 a.m. 4.5Â’ 7:06 p.m. 8:06 p.m. 11:17 p.m. -0.4Â’ 5:19 p.m. 4.0Â’ Monday 6:41 a.m. 8:22 a.m. 11:42 a.m. -0.6Â’ 5:28 a.m. 4.4Â’ 7:05 p.m. 8:46 p.m. 11:46 p.m. -0.3Â’ 5:46 p.m. 4.0Â’ Tuesday 6:41 a.m. 9:07 a.m. 12:08 p.m. -0.4Â’ 5:55 a.m. 4.3Â’ 7:05 p.m. 9:26 p.m. ---------------------6:13 p.m. 3.9Â’ Wednesday 6:41 a.m. 9:52 a.m. 12:14 a.m. -0.2Â’ 6:22 a.m. 4.0Â’ 7:04 p.m. 10:06 p.m. 12:33 p.m. -0.2Â’ 6:41 p.m. 3.7Â’ Thursday 6:41 a.m. 10:37 a.m. 12:44 a.m. 0.1Â’ 6:49 a.m. 3.7Â’ 7:04 p.m. 10:47 p.m. 12:59 p.m. 0.0Â’ 7:11 p.m. 3.5Â’ Friday 6:41 a.m. 11:23 a.m. 1:16 a.m. 0.4Â’ 7:18 a.m. 3.3Â’ 7:03 p.m. 11:30 p.m. 1:28 p.m. 0.3Â’ 7:46 p.m. 3.3Â’ Aug. 22 6:41 a.m. 12:11 p.m. 1:56 a.m. 0.7Â’ 7:53 a.m. 2.9Â’ 7:03 p.m. ---------------2:04 p.m. 0.6Â’ 8:34 p.m. 3.0Â’ WEATHERCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly rainfall total: 84.2 inches Yearly rainfall deviation: +38.77 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Day Skies Chance/rain Winds Sunday Mostly Cloudy 15% SE-SSW at 7-12 knots Monday Partly Sunny 10% ESE-S at 8-13 knots Tuesday Mostly Cloudy 10% ESE-SE at 10-15 knots Wednesday Mostly Cloudy <10% E-SE at 8-13 knots Thursday Partly Sunny <10% ENE-E at 5-10 knots Friday Mostly Cloudy 15% Light and variable FridayGerman Fest Bratwurst SpaetzlSunday Roast pork loin Baked chicken Egg florentine Thursday Tuna melt Hamburger steak Home friesAug. 22 Grilled roast beef Onion rings Cous cousThursday Fried chicken Meatloaf Mashed potatoes Friday Baked fish Grilled chicken thighs Pinto beans MondayGarlic roast beef Egg muffins Roasted potatoesWednesdayGrilled cheese Pork pimento Egg foo youngSunday Chicken schnitzel Beef stew Green bean cass. Monday Chicken marsala Jerk style spare ribs Stir-fry veggies Tuesday Pork chops Mashed potatoes Stuffing Wednesday Fried fish Corn on the cob Baked potatoes TuesdaySloppy joes Chicken strips Cheesy potatoes Aug. 22 Southwestern chicken Fish tacos Fiesta riceLunch DinnerCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF AUG. 14 Please take a moment to complete a survey indicating your personal preferences for use of the CRC/CAC facility. While the number of sta ed hours will not increase, this survey will help determine patron preferences for hours of operation. Access the survey at this URL address: https://www.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 15, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 33 ... and congratulations to Linn Ezell for achieving status as a Certi ed Professional Property Specialist through the National Property Management Association. ... to everyone who came out to the Surf Shack on Roi to participate in this years Coconut Cup Race. We had a ton of great competitors and tons of fun. You are responsible for the safe and responsible operation of your rental vessel. If damage occurs, the licensed operator may be charged for the damage or destruction and have his or her license revoked. All incidents will be reported to the PMO.6:30-8 p.m., Sept. 1, 2 and 3 at CRC Room 1 Sign up at the Small Boat Marina on Kwaj Cost: $40 Booklets are provided during the first day of classBe sure to inspect your boat prior to departing the SBM and notify the staff of any issues. B-BOAT STUFFNEXT CLASS HEY, CAPTAINS Dr. Snow’s Book Drifting Men of Woleai Four Living Kings Clan and Land IROOJ, FROM PAGE 8