K w a j a l e i n W a s t e w a t e r O p e r a t o r D a u l P a u l i n e Kwajalein Wastewater Operator Daul Pauline, l e f t a n d W a t e r P l a n t S u p e r v i s o r E r i c N y s t r o m left, and Water Plant Supervisor Eric Nystrom, r i g h t d i s c u s s t h e m y r i a d s t e p s t h a t g o i n t o right, discuss the myriad steps that go into t r a n s f o r m i n g w a s t e w a t e r i n t o n o n p o t a b l e w a transforming wastewater into non-potable wat e r T h e o n g i n g d r o u g h t i s t a x i n g t h e g a r r i s o n Â’ s ter. The onging drought is taxing the garrisonÂ’s n o n p o t a b l e s u p p l i e s non-potable supplies. J o r d a n V i n s o n Jordan Vinson P I N E W O O D D E R B Y PINEWOOD DERBY F O R T I F I C A T I O N S O F FORTIFICATIONS OF K W A J A L E I N A T O L L P 3 KWAJALEIN ATOLL, P. 3. W I N N E R S C R O W N E D P 2 WINNERS CROWNED, P. 2. H I S T O R Y F I X : HISTORY FIX: B E C O M E S D R O U G H T P 3 4 BECOMES DROUGHT, P. 3-4. D R Y S P E L L O F F I C I A L L Y DRY SPELL OFFICIALLY T H I S W E E K THIS WEEK
2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 20, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 8 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: email@example.comGarrison 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 Colleen FurgesonCheck 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 Nikki.firstname.lastname@example.org. www.army.mil/kwajalein ARMY CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH PINEWOOD DERBY WINNERS CROWNED D T Makoa McCollum, left, Ben Venghaus, middle, and Ben Hill receive trophies for their carsÂ’ performance during the Pine Wood Derby Feb. 15.
3The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 20, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 8By Jordan Vinson; data from RTS Weather Station; current as of Feb. 18KwajaleinÂ’s non-potable water storage tank used to be brimming with water to be used for everything from ushing toilets to water plants. Dropping tank levels are a sign that residents need to conserve. DROUGHT GRIPS MARSHALLS RAIN (INCHES) JAN MAY OCT MARCH JULY DEC FEB JUNE NOV APRIL SEP AUG JAN FEBLEFT: Months broken into thirds. RIGHT: Monthly totals. The RTS Weather Station data illustrates an unusually wet dry season last year, something the atoll will not experience this year. Garrison leadership will emphasize water conservation e orts during the following months. KWAJALEIN MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTALS FOR PAST 14 MONTHS A SEE Â“DROUGHT,Â” PAGE 4
4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 20, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 8 Only water your plants and lawn with reclaimed water. Potable water is too precious to pour onto the ground. This is a yearround no-brainer. Do not water your plants and lawn for longer than 30 minutes every other day. This is the dry season, and brown grass is a fact of life. Do not forget to turn off the faucets at the scuba diving dip tanks. Do not ll dip tanks to the brim unless there are enough people washing gear to justify using a large amount of water. Report all water leaks, particularly running toilets, to the Service Desk. DonÂ’t allow water to run down the drain while brushing teeth, shaving, cleaning dishes or doing other regular household work. Take shorter showers. A couple of minutes is all anyone needs to clean up. Take a shower instead of a bath. Did you know that a ve-minute shower uses about 25 gallons of water, while a full-size bath consumes double that amount? Refrigerate your water so that it is chilled instead of running the faucet long enough to get cold water coming from the faucet. Do not run the faucet when you scrub vegetables. Fill a container and use a vegetable brush to clean the veggies. Visit the Self-Help shop to get low ow shower head and faucet replacements that ef ciently reduce water ow by adding air to the water. Use a broom, not a hose, to clean patios, walkways and so on. FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO KEEP THE INSTALLATIONÂ’S WATER TANKS AT SAFE LEVELS Â“DROUGHT,Â” FROM PAGE 3 CONSERVATION TIPS
5The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 20, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 8 I FORTIFICATIONS OF KWAJALEIN ATOLL 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 Jan. 28, 1980, she discusses Japanese WWII forti cations at Kwajalein Atoll. Kwajalein Range Services wants your feedback on how the garrisonÂ’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 Â“We Want Your FeedbackÂ” icon on the USAG-KA-Web Intranet home page and type away. Check out daily news and community updates on the of cial U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Facebook page.www.facebook.com/usarmykwajaleinatollFor command information questions, please contact Public Affairs at 54848.
6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 20, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 8 During a tour of the Kwajalein Water Plant Feb. 18, Plant Supervisor Eric Nystrom discusses the processes he and his team perform to convert rainwater into potable drinking water. KwajaleinÂ’s Girl Scouts sell Girl Scout cookies outside the AAFEX Exchange in early February. Boy Scout Sean Hepler starts a Pinewood Derby race Feb. 15 at the MP Room. Boy Scout AJ Tucker smiles during a Pinewood Derby race Feb 15 at the MP Room on Kwaj. From Jordan Vinson Jordan Vinson From Colleen Furgeson From Colleen Furgeson HERO OF THE WEEK U Jordan Vinson SUBMISSIONS: email@example.com
7The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 20, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 8 SUBMISSIONS: firstname.lastname@example.org DISPATCH FROM ROI-NAMUR LEFT: Operation Flintlock Vet Bill Mancke and his wife Nancy are greeted by Enniburr residents Jan. 30. MIDDLE: Flintlock Vet C lyde Hansen shakes hands with Bridget Rankin. RIGHT: Kwaj baby Ryland Yarnes heads into the lagoon at the Surf Shack. LEFT: Hansen is greeted by Roi rat Jerry Baxter. RIGHT: Enniburr residents sing together during the VeteransÂ’ welcoming ceremon y at the air eld on Roi. Kwajalein residents and garrison visitors venture out onto a sand bank extending o the southwest end of Roi during low tide Jan. 31. From Jordan Vinson
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9The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 20, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 8 YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE BASICS of safe material handling before you lift or move anything. The rst step is to ensure that you always keep an S curvature to the spine. Second know how much the load weights and keep it as close to the body as possible (slide the load to you if it is too far away) making sure the load is balanced before you lift. Get a good grip and lift with the large muscle groups of the butt and legs. To turn, pivot with the load and step through the turn ensuring you do not twist. Take breaks when moving large number of loads. Remember to STOP THINK ACT from the prior Safely Speaking before moving a load. Manual Handling can be a high risk activity and should be used when no other method is available. Should no other option be available we must recognize and understand the lifting zones. The 3 zones for lifting are Green Yellow and Red. The green zone is where the load should be placed around the body; as this is where your body is the strongest and your body can support a safe lift without injuring yourself. The green zone is de ned as the arc your lower arms make when you stand upright and keep your elbows close to the body and move your lower arms in an up and down motion. When planning work you should try to set up your area so that as much work as possible can be completed in the green zone. The Yellow Zone is when a load is outside the green zone but still armÂ’s length away. When lifting in this zone chances of injury increase. Should you have material in the yellow zone try to slide the load closer before lifting in turn putting it in the green zone. Move your body as close to the load as possible while keeping the normal curvature of the spine, this is done by keeping your head up, butt out and stomach muscles tight. Then try to tilt the object to get it closer to the body or green zone. The Red Zone is de ned as anything outside arms reach or above the shoulder and these lifts have the highest risk of injury. Examples of these are lifting from ground level or above shoulder height and will be covered in a later safely speaking. MATERIAL HANDLING TIPS: II 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.
10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 20, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 8 HELP WANTED PATIO SALE COMMUNITY NOTICES COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS LUNCH DINNERSundaySauteed Beef Tips Pork Chops Breakfast Jack SandwichThursdayBBQ Spareribs Turkey Wrap Garden Veggie SauteFeb. 27Baked Meat Lasagna Italian Baked Chicken Garlic ToastThursdayMongolian BBQ Garlic Chicken Veggie Egg Foo YungFridayTaco Bar Beef & Fish Tacos Chicken QuesadillasFridayChicken Friend Steak Mashed Potatoes Fish Du JourMondayBeef Pot Pie Baked Ham Augratin PotatoesWednesdayTuna Melt Roast Chicken Stuffed CabbageMondaySpaghetti Chicken Alfredo Marinara/Meat SauceSundayMeatloaf Fried Chicken Roasted PotatoesTuesdayGrilled Chicken Beef Broccoli Stir Fry Three Cheese MacaroniWednesdayPorterhouse Steak Picante Chicken Baked PotatoesTuesdayKahlua Pork Fish Sandwich Wings of FireFeb. 27Sweet & Sour Pork Chicken Chopsuey Roasted PotatoesCaptain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF FEB. 18
11The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 20, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 8 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!THUMBS UP Thumbs Up to Col. Larsen, Command Sgt. Maj. Rawlings and everyone who was involved in beginning the teen town hall meetings at the school. It allows the students to be able to independently address their concerns and allows them FridayBacon/Sausage Frence Toast Baked Chicken Sunday Roasted Hen Fish Eggs Benedict Thursday Char Siu Pork Beef Stir Fry Veggie Fried RiceFeb. 27Meat Lasagna Spaghetti Garlic BreadThursdayFried Chicken Beef Pot Pie Mashed PotatoesFridayTuna Casserole Yankee Pot Roast Mashed Potatoes Monday Beef Fajitas Chicken Breakfast Burrito Wednesday Beef Stew Chicken Strips Hot Spiced ApplesSundayRoast Pork Mashed Potatoes Chicken & SausageMondayPork Ribs Smoke Sasuage Baked BeansTuesdayChicken Fried Steak Mashed Potatoes Chicken CurryWednesdayRoast Beef Herb Baked Fish Corn on the Cob Tuesday Chicken Breast Black-eyed Peas Rice PilafFeb. 27Ribs Chicken Potato WedgesLUNCH DINNERCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF FEB. 18 SUNRISE MOONRISE LOW TIDE HIGH TIDE SUNSET MOONSET SUNDAY 7:06 a.m. 5:43 p.m. 9:41 a.m. -0.1Â’ 3:49 a.m. 3.4Â’ 7 p.m. 5:36 a.m. 10:18 p.m. -0.5Â’ 3:57 p.m. 4.4Â’ MONDAY 7:06 a.m. 6:32 p.m. 10:14 a.m. -0.4Â’ 4:18 a.m. 3.7Â’ 7 p.m. 6:22 a.m. 10:45 p.m. -0.7Â’ 4:27 p.m. 4.6Â’ TUESDAY 7:05 a.m. 7:20 p.m. 10:43 a.m. -0.5Â’ 4:46 a.m. 4.0Â’ 7 p.m. 7:06 a.m. 11:11 p.m. -0.7Â’ 4:56 p.m. 4.6Â’ WEDNESDAY 7:05 a.m. 8:06 p.m. 11:12 a.m. -0.6Â’ 5:13 a.m. 4.1Â’ 7 p.m. 7:49 a.m. 11:36 p.m. -0.7Â’ 5:23 p.m. 4.6Â’ THURSDAY 7:05 a.m. 8:52 p.m. 11:40 a.m. -0.5Â’ 5:39 a.m. 4.1Â’ 7 p.m. 8:30 a.m. ----------------------5:49 p.m. 4.4Â’ FRIDAY 7:04 a.m. 9:37 p.m. 12 a.m. -0.6Â’ 6:05 p.m. 4.1Â’ 7p.m. 9:10 a.m. 12:07 p.m. -0.4Â’ 6:14 p.m. 4.2Â’ FEB. 27 7:04 a.m. 10:22 p.m. 12:24 a.m. -0.4Â’ 6:31 a.m. 4.0Â’ 7 p.m. 9:50 a.m. 12:34 p.m. -0.1Â’ 6:39 p.m. 3.9Â’ SUNÂ—MOONÂ—TIDES WEATHERCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly rainfall total: 2.16 inches Yearly rainfall deviation: -3.78 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com.Sunday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 17-22 knots Monday Partly Sunny <10% NE-ENE at 18-23 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny <10% NE-ENE at 18-23 knots Wednesday Partly Sunny 20% ENE-E at 15-20 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 10% ENE at 15-20 knots Friday Partly Sunny 20% 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. a voice in our community. Thank you for being willing to reach out to these future leaders. Thank you also for providing them a role model of how important the voices of people their age are. Â— Paulette Galbraith
12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 20, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 8 BASKETBALLINNER TUBE WATER POLO RESULTS LAST WEEK FEB. 9Hoopla dev. Nothing But Net 49-43 Magical Adventures def. BrickDaddies 45-38 Faith def. Spartans II 54-51FEB. 10Hoopla def. Coral Dust 44-36 Island Splash def. Balls of Fury 34-21 Hoopless def. Spartans 38-36FEB. 11Mighty Durables def. Spartans II 54-30 Faith def. Outkasts 56-49FEB. 12Nothing But Net def. Coral Dust 46-33 Balls of Fury def. Hoops! IDIA 49-44 Magical Adventures def. Spartans 53-45 Hoopless def. BrickDaddies 44-43RESULTS LAST WEEK FEB. 9Turbo Turtles def. Chargoggog 53-17 El Polo Loco def. Zissou 56-20FEB. 13Turbo Turtles def. Spartans 64-38 Chargoggog def. El Polo Loco 42-34 JR. HIGH LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Hoopla 7 1 Nothing But Net 4 4 Coral Dust 1 7 HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Hoops! I Did It Again 5 2 Balls of Fury 4 4 Island Splash 2 5 ADULT LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Hoopless 5 1 Magical Adventures 5 1 Spartans 4 2 Faith 4 2 Brick Daddies 3 3 Mighty Durables 2 4 Outkasts 1 5 Spartans II 0 6 LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Turbo Turtles 5 0 Spartans 3 2 Chargoggog 3 2 El Polo Loco 1 4 Zissou 0 4 BOWLING RESULTS LAST WEEK FEB. 5The Replacements def. You Just Got Munsoned 7-0 El Dorado def. Oily Balls 4-3 Split Happens def. SSUFKYM 5-2LEAGUE RECORDSSplit Happens 15-6 SSUFKYM 14-7 The Replacements 11-10 You Just Got Munsoned 9-12 Oily Balls 7-14 El Dorado 7-14 RE S ULT S LA S T WEEK FEB. 9 Hoopla dev. Noth i n g But Net 49-4 3 M a gi cal Adventures de f Br i ckDadd i es 45-3 8 Fa i th de f S p artans II 54-51 FEB. 1 0 Hoo p la de f Coral Dust 44-36 Island S p lash de f Balls o f Fur y 34-21 Hoo p less de f S p artans 38-36 FEB. 1 1 Mig hty Durables de f Spartans II 54-3 0 Fa i th de f O utkasts 56 -4 9 FEB.12 N oth i n g But Net de f Coral Dust 46-3 3 Balls o f Fur y de f Hoo p s! IDIA 49-4 4 M a gi cal Adventures de f Spartans 53-4 5 Hoo p less de f Br i ckDadd i es 44-4 3 RE S ULT S LA S T WEEK FEB. 9 Turbo Turtles de f Char g o gg o g 53-1 7 E l Polo Loco de f Z i ssou 56 -2 0 FEB. 1 3 Turbo Turtles de f S p artans 64-3 8 Char g o gg o g de f El Polo Loco 42-3 4 J R. HI G H LEA G UE RE CO RD S W i n Loss Hoo pl a 7 1 N oth i n g But Net 4 4 C ora l Dust 1 7 HI G H SC H OO L LEA G UE RE CO RD S W i n L oss Hoops! I D i d It A g a i n 5 2 Balls o f Fur y 4 4 Is l an d Spl as h 2 5 ADULT LEA G UE RE CO RD S W i n L oss Hoo pl ess 5 1 M a gi cal Adventures 5 1 Sp artans 4 2 F ai th 4 2 Br i ck Dadd i es 3 3 Mig hty Durables 2 4 O ut k asts 1 5 Sp artans II 0 6 LEA G UE RE CO RD S W i n L oss Tur b o Turt l es 5 0 Sp artans 3 2 Ch ar g o gg o g 3 2 El P olo L oco 1 4 Z i ssou 0 4 RE S ULT S LA S T WEEK FEB. 5 The Re p lacements de f You Just Got Munsoned 7-0 E l Dorado de f O i l y Balls 43 S p l i t Ha pp ens de f SSUFKYM 52 L EA G UE RE CO RD S S p l i t Ha pp ens 15-6 SSU FKYM 1 4 7 T h e Re pl acements 11-1 0 Y ou J ust G ot Munsone d 9 -1 2 O i l y Balls 7-1 4 El Dora d o 7 -1 4 USAG-KA SPORTS