The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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A n E b e y e S e v e n t h D a y A d v e n t i s t S c h o o l An Ebeye Seventh Day Adventist School s t u d e n t s e l e c t s a b a c k p a c k f i l l e d w i t h n e w student selects a backpack filled with new s c h o o l s u p p l i e s J a n 2 4 a s p a r t o f a n 1 1 school supplies, Jan. 24, as part of an 11w e e k d o n a t i o n p r o j e c t c o o r d i n a t e d b y K w a j week donation project coordinated by Kwaj r e s i d e n t R a c h a e l H a r r i s resident Rachael Harris. M i c h a e l D i a z Michael Diaz J A L U I T A T O L L JALUIT ATOLL O F M U S I C O N K W A J P 4 OF MUSIC ON KWAJ, P. 4. I S L A N D S L I V E A G A I N P 3 ISLANDS LIVE AGAIN, P. 3. K A L E I D O S C O P E KALEIDOSCOPE T A K E S R M I H E L M P 2 TAKES RMI HELM, P. 2. N E W P R E S I D E N T NEW PRESIDENT T H I S W E E K THIS WEEK


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, January 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 5 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 U.S. Army photo by Jordan VinsonNEW RMI PRESIDENT TAKES THE HELMWELCOME VETERANS Kwajalein Range Services wants your feedback on how the garrison’s Community Services programs are going. Take part in ongoing surveys to voice your opinion on everything from the Kwajalein Hourglass and Mongolian Night at Caf Roi, to the golf courses and the Self Help shops. Click on the “We Want Your Feedback” icon on the USAG-KA-Web Intranet home page and type away. TCheck 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 Operation Flintlock Veterans Bill Mancke, left, and Clyde Hansen and their families arrived at Bucholz Army Air eld Thursday to join in the USAG-KA community’s celebration of the 72nd anniversary of Operation Flintlock. Welcomed by hundreds of Kwaj and Roi residents, they’ll spend this weekend on Roi-Namur, where they fought 72 years ago and get reacquainted with the islands they were sent to invade in 1944. Check next week’s Hourglass issue for full coverage.


3The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, January 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 5 U.S. Army photo by Jordan VinsonCheck out daily news and community updates on the of cial U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Facebook command information questions, please contact USAG-KA Public Affairs at 54848 or via Facebook at web address below. STUDY: JALUIT ISLANDS LANDMASS FULLY RECOVERED AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY AWARDED DUST PAN PRIZE K Kwajalein Range ServicesÂ’ Executive Safety Committee members award Automotive Supply Warehouse Lead Mel Sanchez the coveted Distinguished Dustpan Award Jan. 26. I


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, January 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 5MUSICIANS PLAY ON THE BIG STAGE T U.S. Army photos by Colleen FurgesonFirst-time Kaleidoscope performer Ben Lowe wows the crowd with a performance of “Bumble Boogie” Jan. 24 at the Kwajalein High School MultiPurpose Room. Dan Eggars, left, joins Mel Sanchez, middle, and Ed Kramer for a performance. BOTTOM-LEFT TO RIGHT: Mike Symanski performs. McAfee Flashback and Friends are joined by other musicians during the show’s nale.


5The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, January 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 5 THE GLASS BALLS OF TAONGI ATOLL G SEE “TAONGI,” PAGE 9 Tales From Kwajalein Atoll is a new feature for the Kwajalein Hourglass. It is a blend of historical accounts and anecdotes from current and former residents of Kwaj and Roi. Published irregularly, the series will be a medium for stories that shed light on some of the more interesting chapters in the history of the U.S. military and contractor presence on Kwajalein Atoll and elsewhere in the Marshalls. We kick off the series with a story on glass ball hunting from former long-time Kwaj resident Bill Remick, author of “Just Another Day In Paradise,” a history of Kwajalein Island. A member of the crew who made the trip from Kwajalein to Taongi Atoll in 2000 sits on a beach among glass balls the crew set out for. Courtesy of Bill Remick


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, January 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 5 TOP: Students at the Ebeye Seventh Day Adventist School select backpacks with their names written on them during a donation drive Jan. 25 BOTTOM: SDA students gather for a group photo with Kwaj resident Rachael Harris, who coordinated the donation e ort at the school. BELOW: Gene Little eld gets bike maintenance assistance from NamurÂ’s helpful chicken residents last week. RIGHT: The Roi community throws a fundraising event last weekend to help cover the visiting Operation Flintlock VeteransÂ’ expenses. KWAJ RESIDENTS, YOUTH DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO EBEYE STUDENTS K From Sandra Garrison Courtesy of Michael Diaz


7The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, January 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 5 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 rst appeared April 7, 1980, she quotes passages from a letter written by a Navy of cer, who recounts U.S. forces’ initial experiences in taking control of Guam from Spain during the Spanish-American War. THE GREAT BATTLE OF GUAM“I SUPPOSE YOU WANT TO HEAR *From “Our New Possessions,” by Trumbull White, published in Chicago and Philadelphia, 1898. The U.S.S. Charleston, photographed rests in Manila Bay, in 1898, shortly after taking Guam as an American possession during the Spanish-American War. U.S. Navy


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, January 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 5 his company of ruddy turnstones (Arenaria interpres) was photographed on the ocean side of Kwajalein by Kwaj resident Jordan Vinson. The ruddy turnstone is one of 106 species of birds of cially reported in the Marshall Islands. A highly migratory species, ruddy turnstones often y extremely long distances each year to and from breeding sites located in the arctic tundra of Eurasia and North America. Calling the top of the world home during the northern hemisphere’s warmer months, they pack up and seek out warmer climates during the winter. Turnstones generally migrate southward along the coastlines of the nations they traverse to reach their winter-over destinations, which can range from the coastlines of Florida, Central America and Europe, to Australia, the Paci c island nations and southern Africa. Generally speaking, the turnstones that are found in the Marshall Islands and other Paci c locations during the winter are visitors from northern Alaska. They may remain on Kwajalein Atoll, for instance, until they head back north, or they may make a T Ruddy turnstones by Jordan Vinson temporary stop, part of a longer trip comprising stops along California, Hawaii, Micronesia and ultimately New Zealand or Australia. The species is part of the sandpiper family, which consists of two large subordinate prongs: waders and shorebirds. Turnstones are waders and are at home along the coastline, where they each mollusks, crustaceans, barnacles and insects. A social species, turnstones have been known to work together to ip over large objects like rocks (hence their name turnstones) to get at prey. They have a metallic yet musical quality to their calls. According to the RMI Of ce of Environmental Planning, the Marshallese term for the ruddy turnstone is “kotkot” and has been, on one hand, a source of food and income for the islanders and, on the other hand, a source of entertainment through use as pets and through competitive ghting between captive birds. THE 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 NU MBER O F CA SE S OF INAPP RO PRIATE VE 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.


9The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, January 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 5 “TAONGI,” FROM PAGE 5 WHAT IS ZIKA VIRUS AND WHO IS AT RISK? The extent of the Taongi team’s bounty is revealed in 2000 at Echo Pier. Thousands of glass balls were gathered by the crew. Zika is contracted through a bite Content provided by Kwajalein Hospital staff Courtesy of Bill Remick


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, January 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 5 HELP WANTED FOR SALE COMMUNITY NOTICES COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS LUNCH DINNERSundayRoasted chicken Lemon garlic sh Southern benedictThursdayBeef stroganoff Chicken caeser wrap French onion soupFeb. 6Chicken picatta Ministroni soup SpaghettiThursdaySub sandwich Huli huli chicken Augratin potatoesFridayClam chowder Coconut chicken Fish du jourFridaySalisbury steak Fish du jour Parslied potatoesMondaySauteed boneless chicken Spinach quiche Baked spaghettiWednesdayGrilled tuna sandwich Crispy garlic chicken Beef and veggie soupMondayTaco bar Refried beans ChimichangasSundayHawaiian ham steak Fried chicken Mashed potatoesTuesdayBBQ chicken Onion rings Three bean chiliWednesdayCarved steamship Round of beef w/ aujus RavioliTuesdayEgg drop soup Oriental pork steak Beef broccoli stir-fryFeb. 6Roasted cornish hens ShepherdÂ’s pie 3 cheese macaroniCaptain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF JAN. 26


11The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, January 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 5 SUNRISE MOONRISE LOW TIDE HIGH TIDE SUNSET MOONSET SUNDAY 7:10 a.m. --------------1:56 a.m. 0.4’ 8:11 a.m. 3.1’ 6:55 p.m. 11:54 a.m. 2:11 p.m. 0.9’ 8:12 p.m. 2.9’ MONDAY 7:10 a.m. 12:27 a.m. 2:33 a.m. 0.7’ 9 a.m. 2.8’ 6:55 p.m. 12:35 p.m. 3:08 p.m. 1.2’ 9:01 p.m. 2.5’ TUESDAY 7:10 a.m. 1:14 a.m. 3:28 a.m. 1.0’ 10:23 a.m. 2.6’ 6:56 p.m. 11:19 p.m. 5 p.m. 1.4’ 10:45 p.m. 2.2’ WEDNESDAY 7:10 a.m. 2:02 a.m. 5:09 a.m. 1.1’ 12:20 p.m. 2.8’ 6:56 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 7:14 p.m. 1.2’ --------------------THURSDAY 7:10 a.m. 2:52 a.m. 6:56 a.m. 1.0’ 1:02 p.m. 2.2’ 6:56 p.m. 2:53 p.m. 8:19 p.m. 0.7’ 1:40 p.m. 3.2’ FRIDAY 7:10 a.m. 3:44 a.m. 8:02 a.m. 0.6’ 2:13 a.m. 2.6’ 6:56 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 9:02 p.m. .2’ 2:31 p.m. 0.2’ FEB. 6 7:10 a.m. 4:37 a.m. 8:49 a.m. 0.2’ 2:59 a.m. 3.0’ 6:57 p.m. 4:39 p.m. 9:38 p.m. -0.3’ 3:12 p.m. 4.2’ FridayBBQ spare ribs Fried sh Baked beans Sunday Roast pork loin Veggie medley Mashed potatoes Thursday Tuna melt Hamburger steak Mac and cheeseFeb. 6Mushroom Swiss Roast pork Onion ringsThursdayFried chicken Meatloaf Mashed potatoesFridaySandwiches w/ Aus Jus Apple glazed chicken Scalloped potatoes Monday Chick. w/ bacon Egg muf ns Roasted potatoes Wednesday Grilled cheese Pork pimento Spicy sweet potatoesSundayFried chicken Beef stew Green bean casseroleMondayChicken marsala Stuffed peppers Stir fry veggiesTuesdayPork chop Herb roast Mashed potatoesWednesdaySteaks Fried sh Baked potatoes Tuesday Sloppy joes Honey mustard chicken Cheesy potatoesFeb. 6Southwestern chicken Fish tacos Fiesta riceLUNCH DINNERCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF JAN. 27 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 2758DOD SAFE Helpline: 877 995 5247 SUN—MOON—TIDES CALL THE COMMANDER’S HOTLINE AT 51098 TODAY! WEATHERCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly rainfall total: 2.02 inches Yearly rainfall deviation: -1.47 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 14-19 knots Monday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 14-19 knots Tuesday Mostly Cloudy 10% NE-ENE at 16-21 knots Wednesday Mostly Cloudy 20% ENE at 15-20 knots Thursday Mostly Cloudy 20% ENE at 15-20 knots Friday Mostly Cloudy 10% ENE at 15-20 knots Rain Winds Sky Day RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE FOR COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES, CLASSES, AND PARTIES AT THE ADULT POOL. RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE BY CALLING 5-2848 OR EMAILING CLIFF PRYOR. M MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, January 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 5 When handling chemicals, it is important that you protect your hands. With so many chemical resistant glove choices such as ones made of different kinds of rubber or plastic such as natural. Butyl, neoprene, nitrile, and uorocarbon. Or plastic gloves such as polyvinyl chloride, polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene. You must understand these are used for deferent types of chemicals or combined together for better chemical resistance and can become thick and hard to use. When dealing with chemicals ask the following questions to determine what type of glove you may need. 1. What type of chemicals will I be handling? 2. What is the nature of contact? Is it total emersion or only splashes? 3. Is it just my hands that need protection or does it include the forearm an arm as well? 4. What kind of grip do I need?TYPES OF GLOVESButyl gloves are made of a synthetic rubber and protect against many chemicals, such as peroxide, rocket fuels, highly corrosive acids and strong bases. These gloves also resist oxidation and abrasion, and stay exible at low temperatures. Natural (latex) rubber gloves are comfortable and feature outstanding tensile strength, elasticity and temperature resistance. In addition to resisting abrasions from grinding and polishing, these gloves protect against most water solutions of acids, alkalis, salts and ketones. Hypoallergenic gloves, glove liners and powderless gloves are alternatives for workers who are allergic to latex. Neoprene gloves are made of synthetic rubber and offer good pliability, nger dexterity, and high density and tear-resistance. They defend against hydraulic uids, gasoline, alcohols, organic acids and alkalis, and generally have chemical and wear-resistance properties superior to gloves made of natural rubber. Nitrile gloves are made of a co-polymer and provide protection from chlorinated solvents such as trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene. They offer protection when working with oils, greases, acids, caustics and alcohols, but generally are not recommended for use with strong oxidizing agents, aromatic solvents, ketones and acetates.CHEMICAL RESISTANT GLOVES HERO OF THE WEEK U U.S. Army photo by Jordan Vinson THUMBS UP Thumbs Up to all the wonderfully talented musicians and community volunteers who worked to make the Kaleidoscope of Music a success. This local scholarship fundraiser could not be produced without you. Specials thanks go to Danny Barthle, our Master of Sound who worked tirelessly and exactingly to produce the best performances possible, and to Dan Eggers who put in countless hours organizing and staging the program, as well as performing himself. Gentlemen, your contributions were essential and greatly appreciated! — Yokwe Yuk Women’s Club