The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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K w a j a l e i n A t o l l S e n s M i c h a e l K a b u a T o n y Kwajalein Atoll Sens. Michael Kabua, Tony d e B r u m a n d J e b a n R i k l o n m e e t w i t h U S deBrum and Jeban Riklon meet with USA G K A C o m m a n d e r C o l M i c h a e l L a r s e n AG-KA Commander Col. Michael Larsen a n d h i s s t a f f l a s t w e e k t o d i s c u s s e n v i and his staff last week to discuss envir o n m e n t a l i s s u e s a t K w a j a l e i n A t o l l F o r ronmental issues at Kwajalein Atoll. For c a p t i o n s e e p a g e 3 caption, see page 3. N i k k i M a x w e l l Nikki Maxwell T H I S THIS W E E K WEEK C O M M A N D E R Â’ S C O R N E R P 2 COMMANDERÂ’S CORNER, P 2. H O L I D A Y HOLIDAY G U I D E P 4 5 GUIDE, P. 4-5.


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, November 28, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 48 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 Furgeson HEADS UP! THE DEADLINE TO MAIL GIFTS OUT TO THE U.S. FOR CHRISTMAS IS DECEMBER 3!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 COMMANDERÂ’S CORNER Y


3The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, November 28, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 48 COVER PHOTOPictured from left: Michael Sakaio, USAG-KA R.M.I. relations specialist; Lanny Kabua, RMI liaison to USAG-KA; Derek Miller, USAG-KA environmental engineer; Kwajalein Sen. Iroij Mike Kabua; Col. Michael Larsen, Commander USAGKA; Kwajalein Sen. and R.M.I. Foreign Minister Tony De Brum; USAG-KA Command Sgt. Maj. Angela Rawlings; Kwajalein Sen. Jeban Riklon. his orbicular bat sh (platax orbicularis) was photographed by Kwaj resident Jordan Vinson off Emon Beach. Spotted at a depth of only about 10 meters, this bat sh was very friendly, allowing the photographer to come within only about three feet with a camera. Orbicular bat sh are not a rare sight in the waters in and around Kwajalein Atoll. Apart from the Paci c, they are also found in the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean; there have also been reported sightings in the west-central Atlantic near Florida. The hallmark trait of the orbicular bat sh, much like other bat sh and spade sh, is the speciesÂ’ particularly long fan-shaped ns, coupled with a comparatively thin width. According to writers at www., they feed on small sh, algae and invertebrates. The health of the species, in terms of population size, has not yet been evaluated by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. T Orbicular batfish by Jordan Vinson


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, November 28, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 48Dec 1: Deck the Halls. Roi and Kwaj residents are allowed to begin decorating their residences Dec. 1. Residents who wish to compete in the Roi Door Decorating Contest or the Kwaj Light Up the Night contest will need to sign up with their respective island Community Activities (CA) departments. More info on these contests below. Dec. 2: 7 p.m., at the Roi Outrigger—Roi Outrigger Decorating Party. Get in the holiday spirit by decorating the club and enjoying Christmas drink specials. Dec. 4: 6 p.m., in front of Cafe Roi—Roi Tree Lighting. Join us for Roi’s annual Christmas tree lighting. There will be Christmas music, trivia games and lots of homemade treats like cookies, cakes hot chocolate, eggnog and more. Dec. 4: 7:30 p.m., at the Roi Outrigger—Josh Logan and Olivia Henken performance. “The Voice” season 5 contestants Josh Logan and Olivia Henken perform live at the Outrigger. Sponsored by Quality of Life. Dec. 5, on Kwaj: Santa Parade; Kwajalein Tree Lighting; Kids Winter Carnival, Josh Logan and Olivia Henken Christmas performance; R.M.I. Shopping Day; vendor sales. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: R.M.I. Shopping Day on Kwaj and Roi. 5:30 p.m.: Santa arrives at the Atoll Terminal. 5:45 p.m.: Santa parade to Kwaj downtown area. 6 p.m.: Tree Lighting Ceremony pregame events include vendor sales, entertainment, AAFES concession sales (5-8:30 p.m.). 7 p.m.: Commander lights the tree. 7:15-8:30 p.m.: Kids Winter Carnival. Enjoy games, crafts, face painting, in atables, prizes and more. 7:15 p.m.: Josh Logan and Olivia Henken perform a special holiday show for the Kwaj community downtown. 5-10 p.m.: AAFES Black Saturday extravaganza. Includes deals on: 55inch and 32-inch TVs, Vulcan tablets, laptops, DVD/Blu-Ray players, cameras, children’s toys, perfume sets, handbags, wine tasting and more. Dec. 6: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Grace Sherwood Library—Photos with Santa. This is the opportunity for Kwaj kids to bring their Christmas gift lists and meet Santa. Parents, don’t forget your cameras! Dec. 6: 8 p.m., at the Vets Hall—Josh Logan and Olivia Henken performance. If you missed Josh and Olivia at the Roi Outrigger or at the Kwaj Tree Lighting downtown, this is your chance to see the pros perform. Dec. 8: 4 p.m., at the Teen Center—Music writing workshop with Josh Logan and Olivia Henken. All youth are invited to get some tips from the pros regarding song writing and other music essentials. Dec. 11: 4 p.m.—Registration to compete in the Kwaj home and BQ holiday decorating contests ends. If you wish to compete in the respective contests on Kwaj, call CA at 53331. For those in housing, decorate the outside of your residence to impress and make sure your residence number (e.g. 455-A) is visible. For those in BQs, decorate your window(s)—not the outside of your BQ. For both the housing and BQ categories, winners receive sweet cash prizes. Dec. 12: 4 p.m., at the C Building on Roi—Clothing drive give-away. Share your holiday spirit with the Roi Cbadge workers by gathering unused clothing items and delivering them to the collection box in the C Building. The collection box will be open in the days preceding the Dec. 12 give-away event. Dec. 12: 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Multi-purpose Room at the high school—Light Up the Night. Come enjoy an evening of fun with a tour of decorated homes accompanied by food and snacks. There will also be crafts and goodie bags. Voting for best-decorated homes takes place this night. Sponsored by QOL, CA, National Honor Society, Spartan Expresso and the Student Council. Dec. 13: 7 p.m., at the Roi Outrigger—Island Potluck Christmas Party. Bring a side dish and enjoy a yummy community-wide potluck dinner at the best club on the island. trava g anza. Inc l u d es d ea l s on: 55 i nch and 32i nch T Vs, Vulcan t abl ets, l a p to p s, DVD / B l u-Ra y pl a y ers, cameras, ch i ldren’s to y s, p er f ume sets, handba gs, w i ne tast i n g a nd more


5The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, November 28, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 48Dec. 13: 7:30 p.m., at the Yuk Theater on Kwaj—‘Cranky’ Holiday Double Feature. Join us for a holiday double feature with the 1962 classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Christmas with the Cranks.” Dec. 16: 7 p.m., at the Trade Winds Theater—Roi Christmas Concert Movie. Dec. 17: 6-8 p.m., at the Kwajalein Hobby Shop—Hobby Shop Holiday Open House. Come join us at the happiest place on the island for an evening of food, fun and holiday cheer. Come see how we can help bring out your creative side. Everyone on the island is welcome. Questions? Call 51700. Dec. 17: 7 p.m., at C Building on Roi— Roi Christmas Ornament Making. CA provides the ornaments, paints, glitter, etc., and you provide the creative holiday talent to make awesome custom holiday ornaments. Dec. 19: 5:30 p.m., at the Emon Beach main pavilion—Jingle Bell Run. Bring your bells and get jingled up before heading out for an easy two-mile run through housing. Limited bells provided. Dec. 19: 6:30 p.m., beginning in front of the Roi AAFES Exchange—Roi Christmas Carols and Door Decorating Contest. We will start at the Exchange for caroling and then make our way through the BQs to judge the doors of all of who wish to compete in the door decorating contest. Dec. 20: 7 p.m., at the C Building on Roi—Holiday Co ee and Cookie Exchange. Be part of the Cookie Exchange. Bake grandma’s and grandpa’s best ginger bread cookies, fruitcakes and more, and share them with friends. You provide the treats, and CA provides the coffee, milk and tea. Dec. 20: 6:30 p.m., at Emon Beach— KSC Scuba Santa Arrival and KYC Parade of Lights. Come out to the beach to witness an annual miracle: the arrival of Kwajalein Scuba Club’s Scuba Santa on Kwaj. The Kwajalein Yacht Club folks follow up with their holiday yacht/boat parade in the water off Emon Beach. Bring your beach chairs, coolers and grub to grill for this popular community-wide event. Dec. 23: 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Corlett Recreation Center Gym—Holiday Skate Night. Skate night is back—and in the holiday spirit. Dec. 24: 6 p.m., at the Gabby Shack on Roi—Annual Gabby Shack Christmas Eve Yankee Swap. Bring a wrapped gift for this ageold Roi tradition! Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 Christmas services at the Island Memorial chapel. Please see chapel staff for service times and details. Dec. 25, at Caf Roi and the Louis Zamperini Dining Facility—Holiday dinner. Dinner is served! Dec. 26: 8 p.m., at the Ocean View Club on Kwaj—Holiday birthday bash. Join us in celebrating December birthdays with holiday drink specials and Top 40 Christmas hits! Dec. 31: 7:45 p.m., on Kwaj—New Year’s Eve shuttle bus available. Beginning at 7:45 p.m., a shuttle bus will do loops around Kwaj, stopping at the following locations: Surfway, the Ocean View Club and the Vets Hall. Ditch your bike this night and hop on for a safe ride to your destination. Dec. 31: 8 p.m., at the Ocean View Club—New Year’s Eve Casino Party. Join us for a casino-themed New Year’s Eve party. Must be 21 years of age or older. Dec. 31: 8:30 p.m., at the Vets Hall on Kwaj—Vets Hall New Year’s party. Ring in the New Year at the Vets Hall with Kwaj band Radar Love. Dec. 31: 8:30 p.m., at the Roi Outrigger—Masquerade New Year’s Eve Ball + Smells Like Fish performance. Ring in the New Year with a fun masquerade ball and live hits by Roi band Smells Like Fish. Dec. 31: 10 p.m., at the Emon Beach main pavilion—Annual New Year’s Eve Midnight Run/Walk The goal is to be the last person to cross the nish line before midnight. Get your registration forms at Qtrs. 473-A or at the community announcement bulletin board downtown.


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, November 28, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 48 Lunch DinnerSunday Sauteed beef tips Citrus pork ribs Mashed potatoes ThursdayBBQ spare ribs Turkey wrap Potatoes romanoffDec. 5Lasagna Italian baked chicken Garlic toastThursday Mongolian BBQ Night Vegetarian egg foo young Oriental fried rice FridayTaco bar Chicken quesadillas Refried beansFridaySalisbury steak Fish du jour Parslied potatoesMondayBeef pot pie Chicken cacciatore Augratin potatoesWednesday Honey mustard chicken Stuffed cabbage Brown rice pilaf Monday Spaghetti Chicken alfredo Garlic bread Sunday Meatloaf Fried chicken Vegetarian saute Tuesday Grilled chicken Beef broccoli stir-fry Three cheese macaroni Wednesday Grilled top sirloin Picante chicken Baked potatoes Tuesday Pork pot roast Wings of fire Roasted potatoes Dec. 5Chicken fried steak Mashed potatoes Seafood gumboCaptain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility HELP WANTED COMMUNITY NOTICES *MENU CURRENT AS OF NOV. 25 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS NEW HOSPITAL MEDICAL BILLING PROCEDURE The Kwajalein Hospital business of ce has implemented an improved billing service for our Kwajalein Atoll and Roi Namur customers. The hospital billing of ce now handles ling your claims directly with your insurance company and applies the insurance payment against your account at the hospital. Statements will be issued to customers quarterly, or upon request from the hospital business of ce. Customers will no longer be required to settle medical bills at the KRS Finance Of ce. As we transition over to this improved process, we have had customers receive checks from the insurance company that should have been sent to the hospital. If you have received an insurance check, please bring it in to the Hospital Business Of ce or mail it via MPS. Payments are also accepted via credit card. We will apply payments directly to your account in the hospital system. There have been no changes to the Pharmacy Medication payment process. Thank you for allowing us to serve you! Due to the increased traf c on the south end of the island, there will soon be changes in the posted traf c signs at the intersections TRAFFIC SIGN CHANGES of Lagoon/Olympus and Industrial/Olympus. Currently both intersections have yield signs. Those signs will be replaced with Stop signs in the near future (Exact Date TBD). Until then, please use extra caution in those areas and stop your vehicles completely before proceeding.


7The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, November 28, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 48 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. COMMANDERÂ’S HOTLINEHave something the USAG-KA commander should know about? Call the COMMANDERÂ’S HOTLINE at 51098! Friday English Pub Night Fish and chips Pasties Sunday Roasted cornish hens Fish florentine Eggs benedict Thursday Char siu pork sandwich Beef stir-fry Vegetable fried riceDec. 5Lasagna Spaghetti Cheesy garlic bread Thursday Fried chicken Beef pot pie Mashed potatoes Friday Tuna casserole Pot roast Mashed potatoes Monday Beef fajitas Chick. w/ orange sauce Breakfast burrito WednesdayBeef stew Fried chicken strips Hot spiced applesSunday Chick./saus. jambalaya Cajun roast pork Mashed potatoes Monday BBQ pork ribs Smoked sausage Baked beans Tuesday Chicken fried steak Chicken curry Mashed potatoes Wednesday Pork chop Herb baked fish Baked potatoes Tuesday French dip sandwich Marinated chicken breast Black-eyed pea sDec. 5Breaded pork chop Chicken hekka Sweet potato wedgesLunch DinnerCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF NOV. 25Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Contact InformationChief Warrant Of cer 4 SharntaÂ’ 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: 127.01 inches Yearly rainfall deviation: +43.63 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 15-20 knots Monday Partly Sunny 20% NE-E at 11-16 knots Tuesday Partly Cloudy 20% ENE-ESE at 11-16 knots Wednesday Partly Cloudy 40% ENE-ESE at 13-18 knots Thursday Mostly Cloudy 40% NE-E at 12-18 knots Friday Partly Cloudy 40% ENE-ESE at 12-18 knots Rain Winds Sky Day Sunrise Moonrise Low Tide High Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 6:47 a.m. 9:38 p.m. 12:04 a.m. -0.6Â’ 6:02 a.m. 3.5Â’ 6:27 p.m. 9:33 a.m. 11:52 a.m. -0.2Â’ 6:14 p.m. 4.5Â’ Monday 6:48 a.m. 10:31 p.m. 12:43 a.m. -0.3Â’ 6:40 a.m. 3.2Â’ 6:27 p.m. 10:24 a.m. 12:28 p.m. 0.1Â’ 6:51 p.m. 4.1Â’ Tuesday 6:48 a.m. 11:21 p.m. 1:22 a.m. 0.1Â’ 7:20 a.m. 2.9Â’ 6:28 p.m. 11:13 a.m. 1:05 p.m. 0.5Â’ 7:30 p.m. 3.6Â’ Wednesday 6:49 a.m. --------------2:07 a.m. 0.5Â’ 8:09 a.m. 2.6Â’ 6:28 p.m. 11:58 p.m. 1:50 p.m. 0.9Â’ 8:16 p.m. 3.2Â’ Thursday 6:49 a.m. 12:09 a.m. 3:03 a.m. 0.8Â’ 9:17 a.m. 2.4Â’ 6:28 p.m. 12:40 p.m. 2:56 p.m. 1.3Â’ 9:21 p.m. 2.8Â’ Friday 6:50 a.m. 12:55 a.m. 4:20 a.m. 1.0Â’ 10:57 a.m. 2.4Â’ 6:28 p.m. 1:21 p.m. 4:47 p.m. 1.5Â’ 10:57 p.m. 2.6Â’ Dec. 5 6:50 a.m. 1:40 a.m. 5:46 a.m. 0.9Â’ 12:28 p.m. 2.6Â’ 6:29 p.m. 2:01 p.m. 6:33 p.m. 1.3Â’ --------------------


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, November 28, 2015 / Volume 56 Number 48 Air and Industrial Hygiene Monitoring We need air to live, and we need uncontaminated air to live safely. Routine work in shops and workplaces around the garrison cna cause the air to become contaminated with dusts, gases or chemicals. This contamination can cause health problems if not controlled. The industrial hygienist has equipment that can monitor hazards in the air. Some contaminates can USAG-KA SPORTSVolleyball RESULTS LAST WEEKNOVEMBER 17Posers def. Black Attack 25-19/25-21 431 def. RTS 25-15/27-26 Little Giants def. Kwaj Rejects 25-15/26-24 Los Chingones def. Sets OTB 25-11/25-9NOVEMBER 18White Lightning def. Jr. High 3 25-16/27-25 TR16E def. 10th Grade 25-20/25-16 Set It AFI def. Corder Pounder 14-25/25-17/15-10 Spartans def. School ‘Em 16-25/25-18/15-13NOVEMBER 19Posers def. White Lightning 25-14/25-9 Kwaj Rejects def. Sets OTB 25-17/25-12 RTS def. Los Chingones 15-25/25-22/15-6NOVEMBER 20Black Attack def. Jr. High 2 25-14/25-17 10th Grade def. White Lightning 25-15/25-18 Set It AFI def. Spartans 25-17/18-25/15-10 Corder Pounder def. Spartans 25-18/25-21NOVEMBER 21Little Giants def. 431 25-21/26-24SCHOOL LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Posers 4 1 TR16E 3 1 10th Grade 2 1 Black Attack 2 1 White Lightning 1 3 Jr. High 3 0 2 Jr. High 2 0 3A LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Spartans 3 1 School ‘Em 2 2 Set It & Forget It 2 2 Corder Pounder 1 3B LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Little Giants 6 0 Kwaj Rejects 4 2 431 3 3 Los Chingones 2 4 RTS 2 4 Sets on the Beach 1 5 HERO OF THE WEEK U be detected on site in real time, while other suspected contaminates must be sampled and sent off to a lab for testing. If you think you have a problem with the quality of the air you and your co-workers are breathing at work, talk to your supervisor immediately. ES&H will come to the scene and diagnose the situation as quickly as possible. Jordan Vinson