D u r i n g a t o u r o f t h e M a r s h a l l e s e C u l t u r a l During a tour of the Marshallese Cultural C e n t e r J a n 2 9 O p e r a t i o n F l i n t l o c k V e t e r a n s Center Jan. 29, Operation Flintlock Veterans C l y d e H a n s e n l e f t a n d B i l l M a n c k e r i g h t Clyde Hansen, left, and Bill Mancke, right, s p e a k w i t h M a d e l i n e B a l o s a n 8 1 y e a r o l d speak with Madeline Balos, an 81-year-old s u r v i v o r o f t h e U S i n v a s i o n a g a i n s t t h e survivor of the U.S. invasion against the J a p a n e s e o n K w a j a l e i n I s l a n d i n 1 9 4 4 Japanese on Kwajalein Island in 1944. J o r d a n V i n s o n Jordan Vinson L A T E K R S C H U G A C H LATE KRS, CHUGACH C U L T U R A L C E N T E R R E O P E N S P 8 9 CULTURAL CENTER RE-OPENS, P. 8-9. E M P L O Y E E S R E M E M B E R E D P 1 0 EMPLOYEES REMEMBERED, P. 10. M A R S H A L L E S E MARSHALLESE R E T U R N T O A T O L L P 3 7 RETURN TO ATOLL, P. 3-7. F L I N T L O C K V E T S FLINTLOCK VETS T H I S W E E K THIS WEEK
2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 6, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 6 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgGarrison 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 FurgesonCOMMANDERÂ’S CORNERA BIG THANK YOUTO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE THE VETS VISIT HAPPENY Â—Col. Mike Larsen Dan Farnham Navy Seabees CCAD-Marshall Islands Boy Scout Color Guard Cub Scouts Girl Scouts Jamye Loy Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School Band Iroij Michael KabuaÂ’s Weavers Marshallese Cultural Center Sgt. Monica Perry American Legion Post 44 Mike Woundy Col. Michael Larsen and Jeanna Larsen John and Barbara Hutchins John and Cherie OÂ’Brien Neil Dye Jennifer Newberry Chad Struhs and the Kwajalein Schools staff Laura Pasquarella-Swain Amy Hansen Bridgette Rankin Stacey Helt and the Roi Automotive staff Grant Day Mary Schmidt Elaine Hahn and the Kwaj Lodge staff Denise Miller Sharon Rice Mary-Beth Chalmers Alison Sok Shelley Day Chief Warrant Of cer 4 Billy Kilgore Maj. Gerritt Schellin PAO Nikki Maxwell AFN-Paci cÂ’s Zoe Stagg and A1C Trevor Jones Jordan Vinson Quality of Life Kwajalein Scuba Club Roi-Namur Dolphins Scuba Club Anonymous donors The Roi rats who donated to the cause Dozens of USAG-KA residents
3The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 6, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 6 U.S. Army photos by Jordan Vinson and Nikki MaxwellCLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: 1) Veterans Clyde Hansen, second from left, and Bill Mancke, far right, are welcomed by Kwaj resident and trip organizer Dan Farnham, left, and USAGKA Commander Col. Michael Larsen. 2) Mancke gets a hug from a student during an assembly for Kwajalein youth Jan. 30. 3) Mancke is greeted by throngs of children during the Veterans groupÂ’s arrival Jan. 28. 4) Hansen is welcomed to Kwajalein by Maj. Holly Grey. M MARINE, SEAMAN RETURN TO ATOLL 72 YEARS AFTER INVASION see Â“FLINTLOCK,Â” page 4
4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 6, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 6TOP: The island of Namur as it exists today. Mancke proceeded north from Green Beach 2 toward the existing Japanese blockhouses in jungle overgrowth before the infamous ammunition blockhouse explosion knocked him out of the battle Feb. 1, 1944. BOTTOM: Mancke points out to his wife Nancy where he and comrades in Company G hit the beach, a location somewhere between the present-day scuba club shack location and Sally Point. Â“FLINTLOCKÂ” *The name of the of cer is undetermined. His account has been captured in several writings on the incident. Carl W. ProehlÂ’s Â“The Fourth Marine Division in World War IIÂ” is one such example.
5The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 6, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 6 see Â“FLINTLOCK,Â” page 6 TOP: Mancke, middle, joins Clyde HansenÂ’s grandson, left, and daughter of late Marine Frank Pokrop, Paula Smith, in checking out the Japanese fuel storage structure used to fuel the island defendersÂ’ power plant. BOTTOM: The infamous Feb. 1, 1944 blockhouse explosion as seen from the southern end of Roi during the AmericansÂ’ assault. The explosion felled Mancke and dozens of other Marines. Department of Defense Photo (USMC 71921)
6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 6, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 6 TOP: Hansen, a Higgins boat operator during the invasion Feb. 1, 1944, is interviewed by American Forces Network reporters who ew in from Japan to capture his and ManckeÂ’s stories. BOTTOM: Hansen tours the Japanese ruins left on Roi and Namur during a three-day trip to the islands. It was the rst time either had been able to return to the sandy soil on which they fought 72 years ago. Â“FLINTLOCKÂ”
7The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 6, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 6 TOP: Hansen tours the Japanese power plant and fuel storage structure the defenders used prior to Operation Flintlock. RIGHT: Hansen admires ALTAIR with Roi resident and archeologist Mary Schmidt. Nancy Mancke, left, and her husband Bill have some fun during a tour of a Japanese air raid shelter on Roi Jan. 30.
8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 6, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 6T MARSHALLESE CULTURAL CENTER HOSTS RE-OPENING, VETS VISIT LEFT: KALGOV Mayor Hirata Kabua reads a speech to commemorate the VeteransÂ’ visit to Kwajalein Atoll and the re-opening of the Marshallese Cultural Center Jan. 29. RIGHT: Hansen, left, and Mancke, right, join Madeline Balos, an 81-year-old resident of Ebeye and survivor of the battle of Kwajalein 72 years ago. see Â“SURVIVOR,Â” page 9 U.S. Army photos by Jordan Vinson
9The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 6, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 6 ABOUT JAPANESE FORTIFICATIONS IN THE MARSHALLSMary 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 Jan. 21, 1980, she discusses JapanÂ’s forti cations of much of the Marshall Islands in the lead-up to war with the United States. Although Japan withdrew see Â“FORTIFICATIONS,Â” PAGE 11 LEFT: Hansen is invited to blow a triton shell during a traditional Marshallese cultural demonstration at the MCC Jan. 29. RIGHT: Hansen and Mancke tour a special WWII exhibit prepared at the MCC by museum volunteers. Â“SURVIVORÂ”
10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 6, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 6 IN MEM O RIA M MICHAEL, JAS, TIMOTHY RS is saddened by the recent passing of our colleague Jas Joel. He is survived by his wife Smiling Amon and ve children: Lain, Temenson, Jason, Morson and Noma. Jas began his career as a baker with Raytheon in 1997 and then was hired by KRS on March 1, 2003. Jas was very dependable and always came to work ready to get the job done. KRSÂ’ main cake decorator, he is well known by the community as an accomplished baker, cake decorator and artist in the kitchen. Give him any picture, and he could reproduce it on a cake with colorful icing. He n Wednesday, Feb. 3, Kwajalein lost a friend and colleague when Timothy Thomas passed away. He is survived by his wife, three children and one grandchild. Tim began his employment with KRS in June 2011. He worked his way up through the ranks and was knowledgeable in many facets of the operation. Before working as a front line server, he learned other areas of the facility, including the dish room operation, the pots and pans station, the sandwich station and so on He also assisted with cooking and salad preparation when needed. Tim was a great employee will be greatly missed by all of his friends and co-workers on Kwajalein. Our condolences go out to JasÂ’ family and friends. and a really nice individual. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. K n Monday night, Jan. 25, the community of Roi-Namur lost a friend and colleague when Michael Rubon passed away at the young age of 38. Michael was a carpenter who had worked for Chugach since April 2010. He was a hard working employee known for his great carpentry skills; he was an excellent a nish carpenter. He was liked and respected by those who worked with him. Michael leaves behind his wife Miriam and a daughter Nerita. He has three brothers, two sisters and a large, extended family. Michael enjoyed playing basketball and softball and played in the Roi-Namur softball league. He was a sherman and was respected by his friends for his expertise in catching coconut crabs. He enjoyed playing the keyboard and singing at birthday parties. He and his wife sang together in church and were, on occasion, invited to travel to Guam to perform. He was a deacon at the Santo United Church of Christ. Michael Rubon will be missed by all who knew him. O Courtesy of Rubon family Courtesy of Joel family Courtesy of KRS O Ran in mij, ran in ellolo armij.MARSHALLESE PROVERB OF THE WEEKThe day of death is a day of seeing many people. Michael Rubon Jas JoelTimothy Thomas
11The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 6, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 6 LEFT AND RIGHT: Ben Gleich gets in some sunset kiteboarding Jan. 23 near North Point on Kwajalein. Kwajalein Jr./ Sr. High SchoolÂ’s RiÂ’katak students sing for Veterans Bill Mancke and Clyde Hansen Jan. 30. Paul Morris heads down to the Vets Hall Jan. 23 after a long workday. Â“FORTIFICATIONS,Â” FROM PAGE 9 Jordan Vinson Jordan Vinson Jordan Vinson Nikki Maxwell
12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 6, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 6 WEIGHT LOSS: REALLY EASY, REALLY HARD mTHE 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 PCSÂ’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 O N US A G-K A By Marion Ruf ng
13The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 6, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 6 HERO OF THE WEEK U Courtesy of Bridget RankinTHUMBS UP Thumbs Up to Cynthia Rivera and KRS for kindly giving the George Seitz Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization a generous donation of $2,395. The PTO would like to sincerely thank Cynthia and KRS for their donation to help our teachers and school. Past donations from KRS have enriched the learning experience of students and improved teachersÂ’ access to teaching materials. This donation will help to provide supplies and teaching tools requested speci cally by teachers. Â— Sarah Shultz, GSES PTO treasurer NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY, Extension of Public Comment Period USAKA Draft Document of Environmental Protection Minuteman III and Fuze Modernization Flight TestsThe U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) Environmental Standards require that the operating parameters of US Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA) activities with the potential to affect the public health in a Document of Environmental Protection (DEP). The USAKA Environmental Standards further provide that regulatory agencies and the public be allowed to review and comment on a Draft DEP. The Draft DEP for Minuteman III December 2015, provides the proposed requirements USAG-KA by the U.S. Air Force for Due to a delay in availability of the Draft DEP at some public locations, the public comment review period of 30 days will be extended. Comments should now be postmarked no later than February 19, 2016. The public is invited to review and comment on this Draft DEP. The Draft DEP is available for review at the Grace Sherwood Library, the Roi-Namur Library, the RMI Environmental Protection Authority Majuro, and at www.tbe.com/ Minuteman_III_Documents_for_ Public_Review. Questions regarding the Draft DEP can be directed to: Mr. Thomas M. Craven, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT). Written comments can be directed to: Mr. Thomas M. Craven USASMDC/ARSTRAT ATTN: SMDC-ENV P.O. Box 1500 Huntsville, AL 35807-3801 Comments should be postmarked no later than February 19, 2016. KOJJELA BWE EBOJAK NAN ETALE PEPA AK RIPOOT AN USAKA IKIJIEN KEJEBAROK PELAAK KO Ejelet jerbal in kokemmalmele oktak ko ilo Minuteman III ekoba jerbal ko ikijien Fuze Modernization Jonak ko loori an U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) ikijien pelaak ko pelaakid rej kemlet bwe jerbal im makitkit ko an US Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA), kain makitkit ko im remaron jelet ejmour im pelaak ko, rej aikuij in kemleleiki makitkit kein ilo juon ripoot ak pepa naetan Document of Environmental Protection (DEP), ak pepa ikijien Kejebarok Pelaak ko. Jonak ko loori an USAKA ikijien kejebarok pelaak ko rej bar kemlet bwe ra im jikin ko rej kiene makitkit ko, ekoba aolep armij, rej aikuij in kotlok aer ien etale im kwalok aer lemnak kin elmakwot in DEP in kenono kake. Elmakwot in DEP in ikijien kokemmalmel ko rejelet oktak ko an Minuteman III kab Fuze Modernization eo komman ilo December 2015, ej kemlet bwe jibarbar im kotobbar ko rejelet jerbal in kokemmalmel eo enaaj komman ilo USAG-KA jen U.S. Air Force eo nan kommalmele Minuteman III im Fuze Modernization eo edredrelok nan etale. Kin an rumwij lok an maron tobrak tok Draft DEP ak pepa ak ripoot in kenono kake ilo jet iaan jikin ko bwe en emman an aolep armij etale im kwalok aer lemnak ikijien, tore in ej bar aetoklok iumin 30 raan ko enjab rumwij lok jen February 19, 2016. Aolep armij rej ruwainene nan etale im kwalok aer lemnak ikijien elmakwot in DEP in. Elmakwot in DEP in kwoj maron loe juon lelkan ilo Grace Sherwood ko an RMI Environmental Protection Autority ion Ebeye im Majuro, ak ilo www.tbe/Minuteman_III_Documents_ for_Public_Review im ej walok ilo internet. Kajjitok ko ikijien elmakwot in DEP in remaron in etal nan: Mr. Thomas M. Craven, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army forces Stategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT). Leta ko remaron in jeje nan: Mr. Thomas M. Craven USASMDC/ARSTRAT ATTN: SMDC-ENV P.O. Box 1500 Huntsville, AL 35807-3801 Enaaj bellok iumin 30 raan ko nan an aolep armij kwalok aer lemnak. Melele ko remaron in jeje ak ren jab rumwij lok jen February 19, 2016.
14The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 6, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 6 HELP WANTED COMMUNITY NOTICES COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS LUNCH DINNERSundayDeli sandwich bar Oven fried chicken Cheeseburger casseroleThursdayBraised short ribs Marinated grilled chicken Mac and cheeseFeb. 13Spaghetti Chicken Alfredo Garlic breadThursdayRoast chicken Country fried steak Vegetarian SauteFridayHawaiian chicken wrap Cajun beef saute Fish du jourFridayHamburger bonanza Chicken Marsala Beans in brothMondaySweet spicy meatballs Oven roasted potatoes Cuban casseroleWednesdayPork pot roast Chicken Veggie Stir Fry Roasted potatoesMondayPot roast Vegetarian pasta Boiled potatoesSundaySteak and Ale pie Braised red cabbage boiled red potatoesTuesdayKwaj friend chicken Meatloaf w/ gravy Mashed potatoesWednesdayChicken cordon bleu Backed Potato Grilled top sirloinTuesdayRopa viejas beef chickeen enchilada Fish tacosFeb. 13Beef Pad Thai Chicken Fresh Veggie Stir FryCaptain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF FEB. 3
15The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 6, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 6 FridayJerk chicken Cuba libre Stuffed pork loin Sunday Peking duck Indonesian pork Eggs benedict Thursday Sauerkraut Chili MeatloafFeb. 13Shoyu chicken Hawaiian chopped steak Spicy Asian noodlesThursdayFried chicken Meatball sub Stir-fried vegetablesFridayTurkey sandwich Apple glazed chicken Collard greens Monday Pepper steak Glazed pork loin Cheese quiche Wednesday Stir-fry beef Chicken and broccoli Ginger rice pilafSundayHerb-baked sh Mashed potatoes Pasta orentineMondayChick. and dumplings French braised beef Au gratin potatoesTuesdayStir-fry chicken Korean steak Fried riceWednesdayRoast beef Baked potato Corn on the cob Tuesday Pastrama and swiss Roast chicken Boiled potatoesFeb. 13Grilled bratwurst Baked chicken Mashed potatoesLUNCH DINNERCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF FEB. 5 WEATHERCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly rainfall total: 2.07 inches Yearly rainfall deviation: -2.28 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com.Sunday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 19-24 knots Monday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 18-23 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 17-22 knots Wednesday Partly Sunny 10% ENE-E at 15-20 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 10% ENE at 15-20 knots Friday Partly Sunny 10% ENE-E 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. COMMANDERÂ’S HOTLINEHAVE SOMETHING THE USAG-KA COMMANDER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?Sexual 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 2758DOD SAFE Helpline: 877 995 5247 CALL THE COMMANDERÂ’S HOTLINE AT 51098 TODAY! M MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD SUNRISE MOONRISE LOW TIDE HIGH TIDE SUNSET MOONSET SUNDAY 7:09 a.m. 5:31 a.m. 9:30 a.m. -0.3Â’ 3:37 a.m. 3.5Â’ 6:57 p.m. 5:35 p.m. 10:13 a.m. -0.7Â’ 3:49 p.m. 4.6Â’ MONDAY 7:09 a.m. 6:25 a.m. 10:08 a.m. -0.6Â’ 4:13 a.m. 3.9Â’ 6:57 p.m. 6:33 p.m. 10:47 p.m. -0.1Â’ 4:25 p.m. 5.0Â’ TUESDAY 7:09 a.m. 7:18 a.m. 10:45 a.m. -0.8Â’ 4:49 a.m. 4.2Â’ 6:57 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 11:22 p.m. -1.1Â’ 5:01 p.m. 5.2Â’ WEDNESDAY 7:09 a.m. 8:10 a.m. 11:22 a.m. -0.9Â’ 5:24 a.m. 4.4Â’ 6:58 p.m. 8:27 p.m. 11:56 p.m. -1.1Â’ 5:38 p.m. 5.2Â’ THURSDAY 7:09a.m. 9:01 a.m. 12:01 p.m. -0.8Â’ 6:01 a.m. 4.4Â’ 6:58 p.m. 9:24 p.m. --------------------6:14 p.m. 5.0Â’ FRIDAY 7:09a.m. 9:52 a.m. 12:32 a.m. -0.9Â’ 6:39 p.m. 4.3Â’ 6:58p.m. 12: 21 p.m. 12:40 p.m. -0.6Â’ 6:52 p.m. 4.6Â’ FEB. 13 7:08 a.m. 10:43 a.m. 1:08 a.m. -0.6Â’ 7:19 a.m. 3.8Â’ 6:58 p.m. 1:17 p.m. 1:23 p.m. -0.2Â’ 7:31 p.m. 4.0Â’ SUNÂ—MOONÂ—TIDES
16The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 6, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 6 USAG-KA SPORTSBASKETBALL INNER TUBE WATER POLO RESULTS LAST WEEK JAN. 26Faith def. Mighty Durables 43-41 Magical Adventures def. Hoopless 55-40JAN. 27Hoopla def. Nothing But Net 54-35 Hoops! IDIA def. Island Splash 41-32 Outkasts def. Spartans II Spartns def. BrickDaddies 34-26JAN. 28Nothing But Net def. Coral Dust 35-19 Hoops! IDIA def. Balls of Fury 36-31 Magical Adventures def. Faith 40-30JAN. 29Coral Dust def. Hoopla 34-30 Island Splash def. Balls of Fury 53-46RESULTS LAST WEEK JAN. 26Chargoggog def. El Polo Loco 58-26 Turbo Turtles def. Spartans 70-39JAN. 30Chargoggog def. Zissou 68-26 Spartans def. El Polo Loco 47-35 JR. HIGH LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Hoopla 4 1 Nothing But Net 2 2 Coral Dust 1 4 HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Hoops! I Did It Again 4 0 Balls of Fury 2 3 Island Splash 1 4 ADULT LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Spartans 3 0 Hoopless 3 0 Brick Daddies 3 1 Faith 2 1 Magical Adventures 2 1 Sets on the Beach 1 1 Outkasts 1 3 Spartans II 0 3 Mighty Durables 0 4 ADULT LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Turbo Turtles 2 0 Chargoggog 2 1 Spartans 2 1 Zissou 0 2 El Polo Loco 0 2Friday, Feb. 12 Closed Saturday, Feb. 13 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.KWAJALEIN SMALL BOAT MARINA HOURS FOR PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND