The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 29, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 35 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 Premo An unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches Aug. 19, 2015, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The missile was randomly selected from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota as a part of the systemÂ’s operational test and evaluation program, which provides valuable data to evaluators and validates the reliability of the ICBM eet. U.S. Air Force/Joe DavilaSEE MINUTEMAN, PAGE 7 LAUNCH MINUTEMAN III FROM VANDENBERG Working with members By Capt. Christopher Mesnard, Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs / reporting from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Global Strike Command Headquartershe Air Force Global Strike CommandÂ’s 91st Missile Wing completed an operational test launch of an unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, Aug. 19, continuing its mission of providing strategic deterrence for the U.S. and their allies. The launch fell on the 45th anniversary of the day the 91st MW at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, put the Air ForceÂ’s first Minuteman III missiles on alert. T


3The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, August 29, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 35 A Minuteman missile maintainence crew works on a Minuteman II missile, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. On Aug. 18, 1965, the rst Minuteman II missile launched successfully from an operationally con gured silo at Vandenberg. Now, ve decades later, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of that accomplishment. 30th Space WingI By Airman 1st Class Robert J. Volio, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 29, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 35 Interview and by Jordan Vinson Please tell us a little about your background. How will this assignment di er from your previous assignments? U.S. ARMY GARRISON-KWAJALEIN ATOLL COMMANDER COL. MICHAEL LARSEN began his tour of duty on the garrison three weeks ago. In an interview with the Kwajalein Hourglass this week, Larsen discusses his professional background, the Installa on Management Command-Paci c Region transi on, his role in bolstering the symbio c rela onships that e the Army, the garrison community and the R.M.I. workforce together and much more. Basically, youÂ’re able to plant the seeds of projects only to see them bear fruit years later, well after youÂ’ve moved on. In combat infantry you deal with bullets and grenades. The military out here uses ICBMS and exoatmospheric kill vehicles. These are two completely di erent playing elds, all of which are designed to protect the War ghter. How do you handle this adjustment? 4 T h e Kwa j a l e i n Hour gl as s Satur d a y Au g ust 29, 2015 / Vo l ume 56 Num b er 35


5The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, August 29, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 35 What are some of the advantages or bene ts of becoming a garrison commander? What do you foresee being challenges or obstacles that you and your sta will have to overcome during your assignment here? The transition of the installation to IMCOMÂ’s purview has, as we all know, already occurred. But USAG-KA is still building its IMCOM team on the garrison and reexamining practices and policies installation-wide to ensure that is in compliance with IMCOM regulations and standards. 5 T h e Kwa j a l e i n Hour gl ass Satur d a y Au g ust 29, 2015 / Vo l ume 56 Num b er 35 What came across your mind when you rst learned you were assigned to USAG-KA? How did you nd more information about the garrison? USAG-KAÂ’s relationship with its host nation, the Marshall Islands, is integral to accomplishing its mission. YouÂ’ve already been to Majuro to attend the 36th Nitijela. What was your experience like there, and how does the USAG-KA-R.M.I. relationship t into how you will lead the garrison? SEE LARSEN, PAGE 16


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 29, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 35 Members of the Kwajalein MIA Project dive the tail section of the Gunga Din, a PB2Y-3 Coronado that crashed and split in half in the lagoon in September 1944. The tail section of the Gunga Din oats in the lagoon before sinking below the surface. The wing root of a another aircraft, this time a Hellcat, was documented by the team during an earlier nd near Bigej in 2011. A relatively new organization By Dan Farnham, Kwajalein MIA Project Lead Naval Photographer Art Block; courtesy of Bill Remick. Bill Remick Dan Farnham


7The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, August 29, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 35From Jordan VinsonFROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Col. Michael Larsen; Jacob; Ryan-Marie; and Jeanna. Jordyn, the LarsensÂ’ eldest daughter is currently away at college. Also pictured at right is their dog, Molly. The Aug. 19 Minuteman III shot reenters the atmosphere at Kwajalein Atoll. MINUTEMAN, FROM PAGE 2 SEE MIA, PAGE 12T YOKWE TO THE LARSENS


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 29, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 35 In the footage, shot by Army Signal Corps Cameraman Lee Parker in 1972, dozens of residents are seen riding their bikes along Ninth Street, in between the airport terminal and the Island Memorial Chapel. While the prevalence of the bicycle hasn’t changed on Kwaj, their makes and models—and certainly clothing styles—have changed. A man parks his ride alongside hundreds of others in front of the airport terminal one July morning in 1972. The sheer number of bikes seen in the footage is an obvious indicator of the island’s large population at the time.Stills taken from the Signal Corps’ footage O One morning in July 1972 u ly 19 72


9The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, August 29, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 35 CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A man with the Army Signal Corps team interviews an unidenti ed woman in the nal minutes of the B-roll footage. A stylish woman walks toward the airport after parking her bike near the Island Memorial Chapel. Residents gather at Brandon Field to watch men’s softball games; in addition to bike footage there are several minutes of footage of sporting activities on Kwajalein, such as softball and Kwajalein ‘Jogging’ Club events. The Army Signal Corps identi cation card identi es a man named Lee Parker as the cameraman; no other teammates are identi ed. Kwajalein Missile Range Commander Col. Jesse Fishback is interviewed by the Signal Corps team in what looks to be a location in family housing; Fishback was the commander of the installation from 1971 to 1973. http://unwritten-record.blogs.archives. gov/2015/08/19/abike-like-no-other/


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 29, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 35 his granulated sea star (Choriaster granulatus) was recently photographed by Kwajalein resident Tommy Ryon during a scuba diving trip to the Republic of Palau. These tropical star sh are found throughout much of the Indian Ocean, especially along AfricaÂ’s eastern coast, and the western Paci c, from Japan in the north to New Caledonia in the south. The granulated sea star is one of nearly 1,500 species of star sh that live in the planetÂ’s oceans. Choriaster granulatus is known for its ruddy, pink hue and its ve stubby little conical arms, a feature for which the species is often called the doughboy star. Like other sea stars, the species feeds on small invertebrates, dead marine animals and coral polyps. It lives at depths of up to 40 meters, typically among coral reefs and rubble where there is ample food to graze on, and can reproduce both sexually and asexually. Granulated sea star by Tommy Ryon KWAJ FOLKS GET THEIR ROLL ON AT SKATE NIGHT EVENTS A T Family Skate winners: Julian Beguhn Honorable Mention: Nikki Delisio (oldest participant) Wylie Savage (youngest participant) Youth 10 13 winners: Kendal Warren (first game) Ayana Kaneko (second game)


11The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, August 29, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 35 ONA MOORE E O O N N A A M O O R E E Grade/subject matter: First Grade. Your experience on Kwaj? IÂ’ve lived on Kwajalein for 11 years and am excited to be working at George Seitz Elementary once again. Grade/subject matter: Biology; environmental science. Where are you from? Brainerd, Minnesota How did you hear about Kwaj? I heard about it from another teacher. What do you think about Kwaj so far? ItÂ’s home to me already! ItÂ’s a very beautiful island with plenty to do, and everybody is so respectful. What are you looking forward to? Meeting students and neighbors, learning more about the history of the islands, shing, volleyball, scuba diving and marine biology! Grade/subject matter: Superintendent/ principal; also certi ed in chemistry and mathematics. Where are you from? Idaho Falls, Idaho. How did you hear about Kwaj? I wanted to apply for the position eight years ago but was glad to wait. What do you think about Kwaj so far? I love it! Everyone has been really wonderful. What are you looking forward to? Meeting and getting to know the children here; shing; becoming part of this community with my family. Grade/subject matter: High school math. Where are you from? Kwaj! I was born here! Did two tours and PCSÂ’d in 1996. What do you think about Kwaj so far? Every day here has been amazing. What are you looking forward to? Snorkeling, playing sports and teaching, of course! Grade/subject matter: History and geography. Where are you from? Colorado. How did you hear about Kwaj? rough Jerry and Susan Davis, good friends of ours back in Colorado. What do you think about Kwaj so far? ItÂ’s awesome! e people are all so warm and welcoming, and the natural beauty here is really incredible. What are you looking forward to? Learning how to dive and sail and getting to see the other islands on the atoll. Grade/subject matter: Mathematics. Where are you from? Fort Collins, Colorado. How did you hear about Kwaj? My mentor teacher from student teaching has family out here. I was looking for an adventure, and she thought that this t the bill! What do you think about Kwaj so far? Kwaj is a gorgeous place. I still canÂ’t get over how blue the ocean is and how clear the stars are at night. I have to keep reminding myself that I live here. What are you looking forward to? IÂ’m looking forward to scuba diving and mastering the mandolin! and DESIGN by Jordan Vinson Vinson Vinson Vinson CHAD STRUHSDANIEL CLABOKELLIE REEDMEGHAN CONNORMALLORY MASCIARELLI


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 29, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 35 from Jordan Vinson MIA, FROM PAGE 7 Kwajalein MIA Project team member gather for a group photo this month. Beth DeMaria


13The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, August 29, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 35 September is Fall Protection Month. How to ensure your safety when it comes to falls in the workplace. If all else fails, remember our covenant. SEPTEMBER IS FALL PROTECTION MONTH


14The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 29, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 35 Lunch DinnerSunday Boneless chicken Nacho beef Spanish rice ThursdayPicadillo cubano Jerk chicken Roasted potatoesSept. 5Pizza Pasta cabonara Veggie medleyThursday Mongolian beef Chicken stir-fry Parslied steamed potatoes FridaySalisbury steak Fish du jour Chili dogsFridaySloppy joes Citrus roast chicken Fettucine aglio e olioMondayMemphis spare ribs Chicken cordeon bleu Quiche LorraineWednesday Grilled cheese sand. Baked meatloaf BBQ chicken Monday Sliced roast beef Spicy tofu Mashed potatoes Sunday BBQ chicken Beef stew Mac and cheese Tuesday Lasagna Chicken cacciatore Garlic bread Wednesday Carved prime rib Garlic roast chicken Scalloped potatoes Tuesday Fried chicken Corn bread Baked beans Sept. 5Beef ragout Corn bread 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 • 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. 28 FOR SALE PATIO SALE LOST FOUND COMMUNITY NOTICES


15The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, August 29, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 35 Friday Greek Night Pastitsio Greek herb chicken Sunday Breaded pork chop Chicken piccata Ham and egg sand. Thursday Super bird sandwich Cottage pie Onion ringsSept. 5Philly cheese steak sand. Roasted pork loin Mac and cheese Thursday Fried chicken Swedish meat balls Mashed potatoes Friday Pizza Ziti Cheesy garlic bread Monday London broil Sauteed fish Mashed potatoes WednesdayItalian burger Bombay chicken Brown rice pilafSunday Chicken florentine Beef pot pie Pasta w/ veggies Monday Roasted chicken Short rib jardmiere Mashed potatoes Tuesday Thai beef w/ veggies Chicken in peanut sauce Tofu stir-fry Wednesday Grilled top sirloin Chicken fajitas Baked potatoes Tuesday Beef tacos Chicken enchilada cass. Pinto beansSept. 5Sausage and peppers Chicken alfredo Cheese tortelliniLunch DinnerCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF AUG. 28 Be sure to follow all road signs— especially around the airfield. Look both ways for incoming planes before proceeding. Labor Day Celebration Monday, September 7, at Emon Beach. Come join us for the fun! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2 p.m. Stand Up Paddle Board Race 4-7:30 p.m. Cash Bar and Food Sales 4-6 p.m.Tie Dye Fundraiser, Vendors, Inflatables, Craft, Games MORE INFORMATION: Stand Up Paddle Board Race: One-mile race for adults and 0.5-mile race for those under 16 years of age. Sign up on site and bring your own board! For questions, email: Tie Dye Fundraiser: At Emon Beach, next to the main pavilion. Bring your own 100 percent cotton shirt ($3) or buy one at the event ($5); sizes are limited. Proceeds go toward the KHS Junior Class!


16The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, August 29, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 35 From Jordan Vinson WEATHERCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly rainfall total: 94.70 inches Yearly rainfall deviation: +44.58 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Partly Sunny 15% WNW-W at 5-11 knots Monday Mostly Cloudy 30% SW-WSW at 3-8 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 20% Light and variable Wednesday Partly Sunny 25% WSW-W at 5-11 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 20% WSW-W at 3-8 knots Friday Partly Sunny 15% W-WNW at 3-8 knots Rain Winds Sky Day Sunrise Moonrise High Tide Low Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:41 a.m. 7:19 p.m. 4:21 a.m. 5.1Â’ 10:39 a.m. -1.2Â’ 6:59 p.m. 6:42 a.m. 4:44 p.m. 4.6Â’ 10:46 p.m. -1.0Â’ Monday 6:41 a.m. 8:12 p.m. 4:59 a.m. 5.2Â’ 11:15 a.m. -1.2Â’ 6:58 p.m. 7:41 a.m. 5:22 p.m. 4.7Â’ 11:26 p.m. -1.0Â’ Tuesday 6:41 a.m. 9:04 p.m. 5:37 a.m. 5.0Â’ 11:51 a.m. -1.1Â’ 6:58 p.m. 8:40 a.m. 6 p.m. 4.7Â’ ---------------------Wednesday 6:41 a.m. 9:57 p.m. 6:16 a.m. 4.6Â’ 12:07 a.m. -0.8Â’ 6:57 p.m. 9:38 a.m. 6:39 p.m. 4.5Â’ 12:27 pm. -0.8Â’ Thursday 6:41 a.m. 10:49 p.m. 6:54 a.m. 4.1Â’ 12:49 a.m. -0.4Â’ 6:57 p.m. 10:36 a.m. 7:20 p.m. 4.1Â’ 1:03 p.m. -0.3Â’ Friday 6:40 a.m. 10:42 p.m. 7:36 a.m. 3.4Â’ 1:34 a.m. 0.1Â’ 6:56 p.m. 11:33 a.m. 8:06 p.m. 3.7Â’ 1:42 p.m. 0.2Â’ Sept. 5 6:40 a.m. --------------8:25 a.m. 2.8Â’ 2:29 a.m. 0.6Â’ 6:56 p.m. 12:29 p.m. 9:09 p.m. 3.2Â’ 2:28 p.m. 0.7Â’ LARSEN, FROM PAGE 5 DISPATCH FROM ROI