The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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K w a j a l e i n P a r a m o u n t C h i e f a n d f o r m e r Kwajalein Paramount Chief and former R M I P r e s i d e n t I m a t a K a b u a t h a n k s R.M.I. President Imata Kabua thanks K w a j r e s i d e n t H u m b e r t o J o n e s J r Kwaj resident Humberto Jones, Jr. f o r h i s w o r k t o w a r d a w a r d i n g g i f t s for his work toward awarding gifts t o n e a r l y 1 0 0 0 E b e y e s c h o o l c h i l d r e n to nearly 1,000 Ebeye schoolchildren t h i s h o l i d a y s e a s o n this holiday season. M i k e S a k a i o Mike Sakaio S C O U T O N W A Y SCOUT ON WAY S E A S O N S N E E D T O SEASONS NEED TO K N O W I N F O P 3 KNOW INFO, P. 3. T O E A G L E R A N K P 3 TO EAGLE RANK, P. 3. K W A J S P O R T S KWAJ SPORTS V O T E D I N B Y N I T I J E L A P 2 VOTED IN BY NITIJELA, P. 2. R M I P R E S I D E N T R.M.I. PRESIDENT T H I S W E E K THIS WEEK


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, January 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 2 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 FurgesonCasten Nemra, the R.M.I.Â’s newest president, addresses his nation at the Nitijela in Majuro Jan. 4. At 44 years of age, heÂ’s th e countryÂ’s youngest president to take the top post in the governmentÂ’s history. Col. Larsen congratulates Nemra on his presidential win Jan. 4. Mike Sakaio Hilary Hosia; courtesy of the Marshall Islands Journal NITIJELA VOTES IN YOUNGEST R.M.I. PRESIDENT T


3The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, January 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 2 LEFT: More than 800 Ebeye schoolchildren take a break from class and receive gifts from Kwaj resident Humberto Jones, Jr. RIGHT: Jones hands out gifts. From Humberto Jones, Jr. EBEYE CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM SCOUTÂ’S GOOD WILLN WATER POLO, BASKETBALL, BOWLING SEASONS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWRegistration is open Jan. 5-16. Call Cliff Pryor at 52848 to register. The cost is $100 per team. YouÂ’ll want about 10 players per team. The season runs from Jan. 26-March 12. Games are scheduled in the evening hours on weekdays. Those people new to the garrison will likely have no idea what to expect regarding this very Kwaj sport. HereÂ’s the gist: ItÂ’s water polo on inner tubes. The only personal items youÂ’ll need are a swimsuit (no birthday suits allowed) and a rash guard. CA provides the rest of the gear. Registration is open Jan. 5-16 at the Community Activities of ce in the Grace Sherwood Library. Cost is $70 with a shoe rental and $60 without. Each team should have four players. The season runs from Jan. 22-March 18. League play is every Friday night, beginning at 6 p.m. Adults only, please. For those rst-timers looking to channel their inner Dude and hit the lanes this season, you donÂ’t need much more than a pair of socks, especially if you plan to rent shoes. Also, an openness to disco music is encouraged. SEVERAL SPORTS SEASONS ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. Here are some cold, hard facts to get you ready to annihilate the competition on the court, in the lanes and in the water. 2016 WINTER BOWLING2016 INNER TUBE WATER POLO Registration closes today! Call Derek Finch at 51275 to register. The cost is $100 per team. YouÂ’ll need at least ve players per team. The season runs from Jan. 20-March 5. Games are scheduled in the evening hours on weekdays. For you players that are new to U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll, you may want to go ahead and start shopping around for a pair of sweet closed-toe athletic shoes with nonmarking soles and maybe a reversible sports jersey. 2016 BASKETBALL SEASON


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, January 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 2 Mary Browning was a frequent Hourglass contributor in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Her pieces covered an array of issues pertaining to Marshallese culture and history, archeology in Micronesia and marine biology. In this article, which appeared March 3, 1980, she discusses the allure of the “killer clam.” ABOUT GIANT CLAMS I (Important editorial note: all species of clams are protected by USAG-KA regulations and R.M.I. law.)


5The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, January 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 2 HERO OF THE WEEK U M his sea hare, a type of sea slug (genus Aplysia; species unidenti ed), was photographed by Kwaj resident Tommy Ryon in local waters. There are more than 30 species of sea hare in the world’s oceans, some of which live here in the tropical Paci c. They get their name from the two long ear-like rhinophores (similar to those of nudibranchs) that jut upward from their heads, giving them the resemblance of rabbits—or hares. Sea hares can be large for marine gastropod mollusks, reaching, in the case of Aplysia vaccaria, more than 2.5 feet in length and up to 30 pounds. Herbivores, they feed almost always on seaweed, the color of which often determines the color of the slugs’ exterior—a useful evolutionary adaption that helps them hide among sea weed from predators. T Sea hare by Tommy Ryon Jordan Vinson MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, January 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 2 HELP WANTED COMMUNITY NOTICES COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS LUNCH DINNERSundayOven fried chicken Cheeseburger casserole Eggs benedictThursdayBraised short ribs Grilled chicken breast Mac and cheeseJan. 16Spaghetti Chicken alfredo Garlic breadThursdayRoast chicken Vegetarian saute Mashed potatoesFridayCajun beef saute Fish du jour Broccoli and rice cass.FridayHamburger Bonanza Chicken marsala Beans in brothMondayMalibu chicken sandwich Sweet spicy meatballs Oven roasted potatoesWednesdayPork pot roast Chick. vegetable stir-fry Roasted potatoesMondayPot roast Boiled potatoes Vegetarian pastaSundayBangers and mash Steak and ale pie Braised red cabbageTuesdayFried chicken Meatloaf Mashed potatoesWednesdayGrilled top sirloin Chicken cordon bleu Baked potatoesTuesdayRope viejas beef Chicken enchilada cass. Fish tacosJan. 16Beef pad Thai General TsoÂ’s chicken Chinese fried riceCaptain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF JAN. 8 TUESDAY, January 12 Kindergarten-3rd grades THURSDAY, January 14 4th-6th Grades Both shows are 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Art Room The Art theme this year isÂ… Mythological costumes are welcome! We hope to see you there! For sure! Totally! ART ROCKS! Dec. 30, 1969 Hourglass ad


7The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, January 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 2 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. SUNRISE MOONRISE LOW TIDE HIGH TIDE SUNSET MOONSET SUNDAY 7:04 a.m. 1:03 a.m. 10:18 a.m. -0.5’ 4:25 a.m. 3.7’ 6:42 p.m. 1:17 p.m. 11:02 p.m. -0.8’ 4:38 p.m. 4.9’ MONDAY 7:05 a.m. 1:49 a.m. 10:54 a.m. -0.6’ 5:01 a.m. 3.8’ 6:43 p.m. 1:58 p.m. 11:37 p.m. -0.9’ 5:13 p.m. 5.0’ TUESDAY 7:05 a.m. 2:35 a.m. 11:31 a.m. -0.6’ 5:37 a.m. 3.9’ 6:43 p.m. 2:41 p.m. ---------------------5:50 p.m. 5.0’ WEDNESDAY 7:05 a.m. 3:23 a.m. 12:13 a.m. -0.8’ 6:15 a.m. 3.9’ 6:44 p.m. 3:26 p.m. 12:09 p.m. -0.5’ 6:27 p.m. 4.8’ THURSDAY 7:06 a.m. 4:12 a.m. 12:51 a.m. -0.6’ 6:55 a.m. 3.8’ 6:44 p.m. 4:14 p.m. 12:50 p.m. -0.2’ 7:07 p.m. 4.5’ FRIDAY 7:06 a.m. 5:04 a.m. 1:32 a.m. -0.4’ 7:39 a.m. 3.6’ 6:45 p.m. 5:05 p.m. 1:36 p.m. 0.2’ 7:51 p.m. 4.0’ JAN. 16 7:06 a.m. 5:57 a.m. 2:17 a.m. 0.0’ 8:32 a.m. 3.4’ 6:45 p.m. 5:59 p.m. 2:32 p.m. 0.6’ 8:43 p.m. 3.5’ FridayMongolian Grill Noodles Egg rollsSundayRoasted cornish hen Fish orentine Eggs benedictThursdayChar siu pork Beef stir-fry Veggie fried riceJan. 16Lasagna Spaghetti Garlic breadThursdayFried chicken Beef pot pie Mashed potatoesFridayTuna casserole Yankee pot roast Mashed potatoesMondayBeef fajitas Chick. w/ orange Breakfast burritoWednesdayBeef stew Fried chicken strips Hot spiced applesSundayJambalaya Cajun roast pork Mashed potatoesMondayBBQ pork ribs Smoke sausage Baked beansTuesdayChicken fried steak Chicken curry Mashed potatoesWednesdayRoast beef Herb baked sh Baked potatoesTuesdayFrench dip sandwich Grilled chicken breast Black-eyed peasJan. 16Kibi ribs Chicken hekka Sweet potato wedgesLUNCH DINNERCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF JAN. 8 COMMANDER’S HOTLINEHAVE SOMETHING THE USAG-KA COMMANDER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?Sexual 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 WEATHER SUN—MOON—TIDES Courtesy of RTS WeatherYearly rainfall total: 1.47 inches Yearly rainfall deviation: +0.69 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Partly Sunny <10% NE-E at 13-18 knots Monday Partly Sunny <10% NE-E at 14-19 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 10% NE-E at 12-20 knots Wednesday Partly Sunny 20% NE-E at 12-19 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 20% NE-E at 12-19 knots Friday Partly Sunny 20% NE-E at 13-23 knots Rain Winds Sky Day CALL THE COMMANDER’S HOTLINE AT 51098 TODAY!Start Smart Tee Ball. Registration open until Jan. 14. Season runs Jan. 27-March 2. Open to CYSS children 3-5 years of age. Cost $20 per player. CYSS Youth Bowling. Registration open until Jan. 15. Season runs Jan. 29-March 5. Open to CYSS children, age 8-grade 6. Cost $30 per player. CYSS Youth Baseball. Registration open until Jan. 15. Season runs Jan. 26-March 10. Open to CYSS children, kindergarten age-grade 6. Cost $40 per player. CYSS YOUTH SPORTS SEASONS INFO. CALL CENTRAL REGISTRATION AT 52158 TO REGISTER.


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, January 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 2 Ladders can be very useful tools. By their nature they are not very dangerous, but when used improperly they can cause serious injury or death. A few common hazards to keep an eye out for when working with ladders are instability, electrical shock and, of course, the risk of falling. LADDER SAFETYAll ladders must be Class I-A or I-AA industrial ladders. Type II and Type III ladders are prohibited from use. Most ladders are meant to support only one person. Maintain three points of contact at all times when climbing. This means two hands and one foot or two feet and one hand. Use a tool belt or tag line to hoist your tools once in position. Never stand on the top two rungs of the ladder. Never use a broken ladder. The base of the ladder should be spaced one foot for every four reaches up. When using extension ladders, make sure that all locks are secured. When dealing with electrical equipment, never use a metal ladders. Never use a wet ladder, as you may slip when climbing.LADDER MAINTENANCEInspect your ladder before each use. Have ladder inspected and color tagged quarterly. Check to ensure rungs are secure. Look for loose hinges, bolts and rivets. Check the feet to see if they are even and that the ladder does not wobble. LADDER SAFETY THUMBS UP Thumbs Up to the vigilant community member who called the police on me while I was working on my bike outside Reef BQ last Monday. “Suspicious activity” was the report, the of cers and security staff said, laughing. Yep, when I chop and shop people’s bikes in broad daylight, I always Want to thank an awesome community member here? Send an email to the Hourglass editor at jordan.m.vinson3.ctr@ hide behind a short hedge of bushes so that nobody can see me. You got me! — Jordan VinsonThe number of cases of inappropriate vehicle use has steadily increased across the garrison, and USAG-KA wants all personnel to be aware of the proper and legitimate use of vehicles to prevent waste of resources and abuse of privileges. Other than the QOL rental vehicles, all vehicles on USAG-KA are restricted to of cial use only. Use of work vehicles to travel between your home and place of employment, to transport non-personnel, to run personal errands, to pick up personal mail at the post of ce, to travel to retail establishments, dining facilities, the gym, the bank, or the food court is prohibited. Transportation of personnel or dependents to or from the airport is also prohibited, unless the traveler is on of cial business or is PCS’ing. Transporting alcohol in a work vehicle is also prohibited. Personnel who misuse vehicles may be subject to adverse personnel action by their employer or adverse administrative action by the Command. VEHICLE MISUSE ON USAG-KA