The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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R o i r e s i d e n t J a s o n O Â’ B r i e n s h o w s Roi resident Jason OÂ’Brien shows o f f t h e j a c k o Â’ l a n t e r n h e c a r v e d off the jack-oÂ’-lantern he carved w i t h f r i e n d s a t t h e R o i O u t r i g g e r with friends at the Roi Outrigger l a s t w e e k F o r m o r e H a l l o w e e n last week. For more Halloween h i g h l i g h t s s e e p a g e s 4 5 highlights, see pages 4-5. J i m B e n n e t t Jim Bennett T H I S THIS W E E K WEEK T A U R I D M E T E O R S TAURID METEORS R E T U R N S P 3 RETURNS, P 3. P E A K T H I S W E E K P 9 PEAK THIS WEEK, P 9. F A L L C R A F T F A I R FALL CRAFT FAIR G E T S P O O K Y P 4 5 GET SPOOKY, P 4-5. R O I K W A J ROI, KWAJ


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, November 7, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 45 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 Garrison CSM..............Command Sgt. Maj. Angela Rawlings Public Affairs Of cer ................Nikki Maxwell Managing Editor .....................Jordan Vinson Media Services Intern........Colleen FergusonPhaylina Taganas and McGyver Loeak, with their sons Kisono and Keki, head out with Kwaj residents Kim Yarnes and Midori Hobbs for some trickor-treating Oct. 31 on Kwaj. Kim Yarnes Check out daily news and community updates on the of cial U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Facebook command information questions, please contact Public Affairs at 54848. U OF THE WEEKHEROARMY LEADERS HONOR AND THANK VETERANS V Check out USAG-KAÂ’s new website for garrison and community news, links to each directorate and other helpful information. Have thoughts or suggestions? Send them to the USAG-KA Public Affairs Of ce at


3The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, November 7, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 45 TOP: A Kwaj resident buys some hand-made jewelry from Nikki Maxwell; it was MaxwellÂ’s rst holiday fair. MIDDLE, LEFT-TO-RIGHT: Kim Breen talks with a customer about canvas prints done by her husband John. Kwaj Boy Scouts sell cookies to customers. BOTTOM, LEFT-TO-RIGHT: Holly Grey knits together an octopus at her booth. Libbie Lide talks pottery. One of Ashley AndersonÂ’s handpainted creations shines. HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR BRINGS BUSINESS TO CREATIVES T Jordan Vinson


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, November 7, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 45 From Jordan Vinson, Holly Botes, Mandie Morris, Rachel Shidler, Jim Bennett, Ray Brito, Brandi Mueller, Tommy Wynn, Sarah Shultz, Shelley Easter and Sharon Rice. ROI, KWAJ GET SPOOKY T LEFT TO RIGHT: Kwaj resident Karen Hunt nails the Thing 2 look at work Oct. 31. Harden Lelet, dressed as a construction worker, hands out candy to trick or treaters visiting from the CCD Oct. 31. LEFT TO RIGHT: Leighton and Jolyn Botes dress up as Toothless the dragon and Jasmine. Kwaj residents don an array of costumes f or a haunted house party at the north end of Kwajalein Oct. 31. Roi Resident Patricia Gose absolutely nails the look of the Wicked Witch of the West during the Roi Outrigger Halloween Party. Christa Babcock-Wing eld and other KRS sta help pass out candy to the CDC children. LEFT TO RIGHT: Roi Rats Shelley Easter, left, and Bob Barker take top prizes during the costume contest at the Roi Outrigger; w hile Easter’s stunning make-up and costume transformed her into a rendition of the white rabbit from “Alice in Wonderland,” Barker also got inventive, turning himself into a giant roll of toilet paper. Kwaj resident Ray Brito goes full-on vampire this year. Kwaj residents Tim Roberge, left, an d Brandi Mueller go as harlequins this year. Derek Glasscock is a spitting image of Dog the Bounty Hunter.


5The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, November 7, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 45 The Roi-Namur gang gathers for a group photo during the Roi Outrigger Halloween Party. LEFT TO RIGHT: The morning after Halloween trick-or-treating, Kwaj kid Bert Shultz takes a abbergasted look at part of his bounty. Tommy Wynn, dressed as “Breaking Bad” character Gustavo Fring, and Wanda Mendez, behind the pretty mask, enjoy the Vets Hall Hallowee n Party Sunday on Kwaj. DJ Dyverse, dressed as Easy E, spins mad tunes for the crowd at the Vets Hall. CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Trick-or-treaters visit the Finance Building Oct. 31. Navy Seabees, two dressed as luchadores and one dres sed as a 70s guy, enjoy the Halloween party at the Outrigger. Mandie Morris, aka Elvis, and Kathy Ferguson, a witch, smile for the camera. K elly and Evan Reed are Cleopatra and the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Kwaj guys, dressed as a harlequin, Dog the Bounty Hunter, a cowboy, a vam pire, Tony Stark and Betelgeuse, gather at the Vets Hall Sunday. Kwaj resident Davey Harper sports a fabulous beard made completely from glitter


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, November 7, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 45KWAJALEIN TALKS HEALTH AT FAIR FC SWELL TAKE OUT KFC F Jeff Jones Jordan Vinson Jordan VinsonCLOCKWISE, FROM TOP-RIGHT: FC Swell celebrates with the 2015 championship coconut trophy Oct. 30. Alex Coleman boots the ball down eld during the rst half of the match. KFCÂ’s Mike Hinton moves the ball out of his teamÂ’s back eld. Kwajalein Hospital Dr. Craig Sha er checks Kwaj resident Kevin ChalmersÂ’ blood pressure during the health fair Wednesday. U


7The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, November 7, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 45FORT HOOD REMEMBERS RMI SGT SOLOMON SAMhis photo of a warty egg cowrie (Calpyrnus verrucosus; also known as the verruca cowrie) comes from Kwaj resident Stan Jazwinski. Photographed during a night dive on a coral head near Ebeye, the cowrie is shown grazing a path along the surface of a soft coral growth. Found throughout the Indo-Paci c region, warty egg cowries—a type of marine gastropod mollusk—are known for the distinctive color patterns covering their shells and mantles: black dots on their mantles and yellow and white spots on their shells. They live at depths up to a maximum of 150 feet, and they have few predators besides shell-hunting humans. Some venomous species of sea snails and octopuses can gobble these creatures up by rst injecting them with venom and then sucking out the innards through their apertures. T Warty egg cowrie by Stan Jazwinski Hey! Got a high-quality shot of local wildlife, vegetation or anything else ‘natural’? Send it to to go in the Hourglass. Please try your best to include an identi cation of the species! Theresa Johnson U


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, November 7, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 45 Secretary of the Army Washington, D.C. FAREWELL ARMY SEC. MCHUGH ABOVE: The Kwajalein Yacht Club donated $2,000 to the KRS RiÂ’katak Lunch Program last week. KYC Commodore Patrick Ward, right, joined Vice Commodore Tim Roberge, middle, and program volunteer Janette Bishop at the Kwajalein Hospital to hand o a check to support the program. Thanks KYC! Jordan Vinson


9The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, November 7, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 45 It’s Taurid meteor shower time, and Kwajalein Atoll is in a good location to allow residents to get some dazzling views of meteors burning up in the atmosphere. Every year, the Earth passes through debris trailing behind Comet Encke, impacting the icy ball’s remains at a speed of 65,000 mph. The planet enters the comet’s trail from September-November, but it’s in early November that the shower produces the best show. The peak of the shower is expected to last until Nov. 12. The Taurid shower isn’t usually as brilliant as other, more prominent showers, such as the Leonids, which peak later in November. But because the moon is below the horizon at this time, it won’t drown out all those faint meteors that usually go unseen. In fact, this year NASA and the American Meteor Society expect an increased number of reballs—extremely bright meteors that often burn in the atmosphere longer than typical meteors. One such reball was spotted by several atoll residents Monday evening. What some rst thought EYES ON THE SKY might have been a Minuteman III or a large piece of spent space junk re-entering the atmosphere was actually a Taurid reball. Hopefully a few more of those behemoths come our way in the coming days! VIEWING TIPS To best view the Taurid shower, look east during the hours between midnight and dawn; you may go out earlier than midnight, but less meteors may be visible at that time. The meteors enter the atmosphere from the direction of the constellation Taurus the Bull—the namesake of the Taurid shower. An easy way to locate Taurus is to rst locate Orion’s “belt.” Imagine that a line connects the three stars forming the belt. Extend that line outward from the belt (to the “right” of Orion) until you almost run into a bright star nearby. That star is Aldebaran; it is one of the brightest stars in the night sky, and it is part of Tauris. Extend that imaginary line further, and you run into the open star cluster the Pleiades (Messier 45). It is in the region near Aldebaran and the Pleiades that the meteors will hit the hardest. PleiadesTaurus the BullOrion’s Belt Illustration of the view of Taurus as it appears in the skies above Kwajalein Atoll at midnight at this time of the year. To nd Taurus, nd Orion’s belt and follow it to Aldebaran. The meteors will hit strongest between Aldebaran and the Pleiades. Jordan Vinson, using StellariumPositive Total Coliform in Drinking Water on Kwajalein Island Jejjet im jimwe in drettan ak jonan coliform ilo dren in idaak eo ilo Kwajalein Island.


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, November 7, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 45 Lunch DinnerSunday Lemon garlic fish Southern benedict Garlic mashed potaotes ThursdayBeef stroganoff Chicken ceaser wrap Parslied noodlesNov. 14Spaghetti Chicken picatta Garlic breadThursday Grilled tuna sandwich Huli huli chicken Augratin potatoes FridayCoconut breaded chicken Fish du jour Rice pilafFridaySweet and sour pork Chicken chopsuey Ginger fishMondaySauteed citrus chicken Spinach quiche Herb roasted potatoesWednesday Grilled reuben sandwich Crispy garlic chicken Corn bread Monday Kwaj fried chicken Shepherd’s pie Three cheese macaroni Sunday Hawaiian ham steak Chick. coconut curry Mashed potatoes Tuesday Three bean chili Onion rings BBQ chicken Wednesday Grilled ribeye steak Ravioli Baked potatoes Tuesday Asian chicken sandwich Kahlua pork Beef broccoli stir-fry Nov. 14Taco Bar Chimichangas Refried beansCaptain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility HELP WANTED FOUND COMMUNITY NOTICES *MENU CURRENT AS OF NOV. 6 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS COMMANDER’S HOTLINEHave something the USAG-KA commander should know about? Call the COMMANDER’S HOTLINE at 51098!HEY VETS!The Bowling center will be open 4-8:30 p.m. Nov. 10, and veterans bowl for free. Also, the Kwaj Small Boat Marina will be open 1-6 p.m., Nov. 11. On Roi, the SBM is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Nov. 11. Rental fees will be waived for vets; fuel costs still apply. Thanks for your service! Parrot Head Gathering 6:15 p.m., Nov. 10, at Emon BeachThank you —Mandie Morris, Recreation and Programs managerThanks for a Great Season!


11The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, November 7, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 45 Friday Breakfast at Night Eggs to order Pancakes Sunday Roast pork loin Baked chicken Egg florentine Thursday Tuna melt Hamburger steak Mac and cheeseNov. 14Roast beef and swiss Roast pork Cous cous Thursday Fried chicken Meatloaf Mashed potatoes Friday Baked fish Grilled chicken thighs Pinto beans Monday Garlic roast beef Egg muffins Roasted potatoes WednesdayGrilled cheese Pork pimento Egg foo youngSunday Chicken fried chicken Beef stew Green bean casserole Monday Chicken marsala Jerk style spare ribs Stir-fry vegetables Tuesday Pork chops Herb roast chicken Mashed potatoes Wednesday Steak Fried fish Corn on the cob Tuesday Sloppy joes Chicken strips Cheesy potatoesNov. 14Southwestern chicken Fish tacos Fiesta riceLunch DinnerCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF NOV. 6Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Contact InformationChief Warrant Of cer 4 Sharnta’ Adams SHARP Victim Advocate Work: 805 355 2139 Home: 805 355 3565 USAG-KA SHARP Pager: 805 355 3243/3242/3241/0100 USAG-KA SHARP VA Local Help Line: 805 355 2758 DOD SAFE Helpline: 877 995 5247 WEATHERCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly rainfall total: 117.43 inches Yearly rainfall deviation: +41.43 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Partly Sunny 15% ENE-ESE at 8-13 knots Monday Partly Sunny 25% NE-ENE at 11-16 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 20% NE-ENE at 9-14 knots Wednesday Partly Sunny 25% ENE-SE at 8-13 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 15% SE-SSE at 3-8 knots Friday Mostly Sunny <10% Light and variable Rain Winds Sky Day Sunrise Moonrise High Tide Low Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:40 a.m. 3:44 a.m. 2:13 a.m. 3.3’ 8:23 a.m. 0.1’ 6:26 p.m. 4:03 p.m. 2:39 p.m. 3.7’ 8:47 p.m. 0.2’ Monday 6:40 a.m. 4:29 a.m. 2:46 a.m. 3.5’ 8:51 a.m. -0.1’ 6:26 p.m. 4:43 p.m. 3:06 p.m. 4.0’ 9:18 p.m. -0.1’ Tuesday 6:40 a.m. 5:14 a.m. 3:17 a.m. 3.7’ 9:19 a.m. -0.3’ 6:26 p.m. 5:25 p.m. 3:34 p.m. 4.3’ 9:48 p.m. -0.4’ Wednesday 6:40 a.m. 6:01 a.m. 3:46 a.m. 3.8’ 9:46 a.m. -0.5’ 6:26 p.m. 6:08 p.m. 4:02 p.m. 4.5’ 10:47 p.m. -0.5’ Thursday 6:41 a.m. 6:48 a.m. 4:16 a.m. 3.8’ 10:14 a.m. -0.5’ 6:26 p.m. 6:52 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4.6’ 10:47 p.m. -0.6’ Friday 6:41 a.m. 7:38 a.m. 4:45 a.m. 3.8’ 10:41 a.m. -0.5’ 6:25 p.m. 7:40 p.m. 4:58 p.m. 4.6’ 11:18 p.m. -0.6’ Nov. 14 6:41 a.m. 8:28 a.m. 5:16 a.m. 3.7’ 11:10 a.m. -0.4’ 6:25 p.m. 8:29 p.m. 5:29 p.m. 4.5’ 11:51 p.m. -0.4’Thumbs up to all who were involved in moving Windfall out of the water and onto jack stands. We appreciate your help and expertise very much. — Melissa Oliver and Paul Haislip Thumbs up to all the individuals responsible for the Lincoln Street Haunt 2015: John and Tina Legere, Mandie Morris, Tennille DeMello, Bill and Elaine Hahn, Jane Erekson, Paulette Cappellini, Stan Edwards, Shawn Carpenter, Chelsea Engelhard, Kamy Legere and anyone else I missed! It was enjoyed by so many children and adults on Halloween and has become a tradition here on Kwaj. Plans are starting soon for the Lincoln Street Haunt 2016, and all of us look forward to seeing everyone again next year. Finally, big thanks to the Kwaj community for coming out, enjoying the event and making it a success. — Connie Crabtree THUMBS UP Want to thank an awesome community member here? Send an email to the Hourglass editor at jordan.m.vinson3.ctr@ mail.milCheck out USAG-KA’s new website for garrison and community news, links to each directorate and other helpful information. Have thoughts or suggestions? Send them to the USAG-KA Public Affairs Of ce at


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, November 7, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 45 Scaffolding is a common tool in construction SCAFFOLDING SAFETY GREEN TAG: The scaffold has been built to Occupa tional Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and is safe to use. YELLOW TAG: The scaffold has not been built to OSHA standards, meaning that a proper guardrail system could not be installed. You must wear and use a harness on these scaffolds. RED TAG: This scaffold is not complete; it is either being built or dismantled. Do not use it for any reason! NO TAG: DO NOT USE until the party that built the scaffolding inspects and re-tags it. HEY, DONÂ’T FORGET!Weigh-in times for the HanapaÂ’a Fun Fishing Tournament this weekend will be at noon Sunday and Monday. Come down to the Small Boat Marina to check out the anglersÂ’ results. ATTENTION PARENTS, GUARDIANS: PHOTOS OF CHILDREN IN THE HOURGLASS Kwajalein Emon Lifeguard CRC Bowling Center Golf Course Country Club Hobby Shop Library Family Pool Small Boat Marina Surfway Surfside Salon Sunrise Bakery Ocean View Club Post Office AAFES Express AAFES Pxtra Food Court American Eatery Community Bank TheatersNov. 10Buddy system 1-9 p.m. 4-8:30 p.m. Sunrise to sunset Closed *Check facility 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 3:30-6 p.m. Closed 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Closed 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours ------------------------Nov. 11Noon-6 p.m. Closed Closed Sunrise to sunset 4:30-7:30 p.m. *Check facility Closed Noon-6 p.m. 1-6 p.m. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Closed 4:30 p.m.-11 Closed 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Closed No showingVETERANS DAY HOLIDAY HOURSNormal hours Closed Normal hours 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m 5-9 p.m. 5-10 p.m. Closed Normal hours Normal hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 5-9 p.m. 5-10 p.m. Closed ClosedRoi-NamurAAFES Express Small Boat Marina Third Island Store Outrigger Snack Bar Outrigger Bar Post Office Salon