The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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U S A r m y G a r r i s o n K w a j a l e i n A t o l l U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll 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 c h a t s Commander Col. Michael Larsen chats w i t h M a r s h a l l e s e C b a d g e e m p l o y e e s with Marshallese C-badge employees d u r i n g a t o w n h a l l m e e t i n g F e b 1 9 a t during a town hall meeting, Feb. 19, at t h e R o i N a m u r T r a d e W i n d s T h e a t e r the Roi-Namur Trade Winds Theater. N i k k i M a x w e l l Nikki Maxwell U S A G K A H E A R S USAG-KA HEARS C H E C K O U T U S A G K A CHECK OUT USAG-KA C O V E R A G E O N A F N P 2 COVERAGE ON AFN, P. 2. F R O M C O M M U N I T Y P 4 5 FROM COMMUNITY, P. 4-5. C O M M A N D E R : COMMANDER: G T M I S S I O N S U C C E S S P 3 GT MISSION SUCCESS, P. 3. M I N U T E M A N I I I MINUTEMAN III T H I S W E E K THIS WEEK


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 27, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 9 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 FurgesonCheck 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 COMMANDER’S CORNER Yokwe “Team Kwajalein.” —Col. Mike Larsen


3The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 27, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 9 U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson, 30th Space Wing Photo courtesy of Brandi MuellerMINUTEMAN III TAKES GLORY TRIP TO KWAJ An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 11:34 p.m. PST Feb. 20, 2016, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The re-entry vehicle pierces the atmosphere and falls toward its target south of Roi-Namur. A Minuteman III


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 27, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 9COMMAND ADDRESSES GARRISON, COMMUNITY ISSUES IN TOWN HALLS U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll TOP: USAG-KA Commander Col. Michael Larsen elds a question from a Kwajalein resident during a town hall meeting Feb. 17 at the KHS Multi-Purpose Room. LEFT: KwajaleinÂ’s RMI C-badge workforce listen to one of their peers discuss ferryboat schedules with Larsen during the Feb. 17 meeting at the Island Memorial Chapel. U.S. Army photo by Jordan Vinson


5The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 27, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 9 Larsen speaks to Kwajalein youth during a town hall meeting designed for teens at the KHS Multi-Purpose Room Feb. 18. U.S. Army photo by Nikki Maxwell


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 27, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 9 Colleen Furgeson ItÂ’s fun for a change THE ANTELOPE AND HER STAY IN PALAU 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 April 14, 1980, she discusses the adventure of the British ship the Antelope and her crew in Palau. HEROES OF THE WEEK U


7The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 27, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 9 Great frigatebird by Jordan Vinson T Zika is contracted through a bite WHAT IS ZIKA VIRUS AND WHO IS AT RISK? SUBMISSIONS:


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 27, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 9SMDC HOSTS CHANGE OF CHARTERREDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, Feb. 19, 2016 — The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command separates its Training and Doctrine Command Capability Manager roles into two lines of e ort in a Change of Charter at the command’s Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, headquarters Feb. 18. Col. Matthew Tedesco, left, is the TCM for Global Ballistic Missile Defense, and Col. Christopher Baker, right, is the TCM for Space and High Altitude. James Johnson, director, Future Warfare Center, o ciated the ceremony. U.S. Army photo by Jason B. Cutshaw, SMDC Public Affairs By Jason B. Cutshaw, Space and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs


9The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 27, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 9REBALANCE TO PACIFIC NEEDS TO CONTINUE, PACOM COMMANDER TELLS SENATE MARK YOUR CALENDARS WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2016 — Asia-Paci c Regional Issues Important Relationships By Jim Garamone, DoD News, Defense Media Activity YYWC Silent AuctionRoman Rudnytsky returnsKwaj basketball championships7-10 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28, at the High School Multi-Purpose Room. Enjoy refreshments, cheese, both a silent and live auction and a basket raf e. It’s a Venetian Masquerade theme this year, so bring your masks! Tickets are $20 each and include two adult beverages. Tickets available at the Mic Shop during regular hours or via Jenn Anderson. Call 51955. 100 percent of the event’s proceeds go toward regional schools in Micronesia. Jr. High League: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 1. High School League: 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 2. Adult League: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8. Piano masterclass session with Roman. 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29, at the High School Multi-Purpose Room. Hear a true virtuoso discuss his craft and the intricacies of piano performance. All musicians welcome. Open to all ages. Performance. 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29, at the High School Multi-Purpose Room. Sponsored by Quality of Life.


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 27, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 9 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS LUNCH DINNERSundayRoasted Chicken Lemon Garlic Fish Southern BenedictThursdayBeef Stoganoff Chicken Caesar Wrap Parslied NoodlesMarch 5Spaghetti Chicken Picatta Garlic BreadThursdayHuli Huli Chicken Sub Sandwich Augratin PotatoesFridayCoconut Bread Chicken Breast Fish Du JourFridaySalisbury Steak Fish Du Jour Parslied PotatoesMondaySauteed Boneless Chicken Spinach Quiche Spaghetti CasseroleWednesdayGrilled Tuna Sanwich Crispy Garlic Chicken Chefs Choice EntreeMondayTaco Bar Beef or Chicken Tacos Refried BeansSundayHam Steak Hawaiian Kwaj Fried Chicken Mashed PotatoesTuesdayBBQ Chicken Three Bean Chili Onion RingsWednesdayCarved Steamship Baked Chicken Roud of BeefTuesdayAsian Chicken Sandwich Oriental Pork Steak Beef Broccoli Stir FryMarch 5Roasted Cornish Hens Shepards Pie Three Cheese MacaroniCaptain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF FEB. 24HELP WANTED PATIO SALE COMMUNITY NOTICES


11The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, February 27, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 9 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 CALL THE COMMANDER’S HOTLINE AT 51098 TODAY!THUMBS UP Thumbs Up to the folks at Automotive for their great work, especially in keeping the Quality of Life vehicles clearn, organized and available. — Dan Eggars Thumbs Up to the group exercise instructors who participated in teaching the Wellness Wednesday classes: Ona, Karen, Megan, WEATHERCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly rainfall total: 2.44 inches Yearly rainfall deviation: -4.30 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 17-22 knots Monday Partly Sunny <10% NE-ENE at 18-23 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny <10% ENE at 16-21 knots Wednesday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 16-21 knots Thursday Partly Sunny 10% ENE at 15-20 knots Friday Partly Sunny 20% NE-ENE at 16-21 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. Alex and Shelbi. The Kwaj community loved experiencing the different classes and enjoyed the opportunity to learn about different ways to exercise. Your efforts are truly appreciated. — Mandie Morris Thumbs Up to Lou Velazquez for doing a great job at the print shop, dude! — Jordan Vinson FridayFish & Chips Steak & Mushroom Parsley Potatoes Sunday Roasted Cornish Hens Hamburger Steak Veggie Frittata Thursday Roast Beef Roastd Turkey Mashed PotatoesMarch 5Chicken Quesadillas Beef Tacos Pinto BeefThursdayFried Chicken London Broil Mashed PotatoesFridaySalmon Casserole Cuban Sandwich Potato O’Brien Monday Roasted Pork Loin Grilled Chicken Strips Southern Benedict Wednesday Monte Cristo Sandwich Pork Chop Stir Fry VeggiesSundayBeef Enchilada Chicken Borrocho BeansMondayChicken Sandwich Beef Straganoff Tofu Stir FryTuesdayKalua Pork Baked Fish Veggie Fried FishWednesdaySteak Night Huli Huli Chicken Corn on the Cob Tuesday Jamaican Patties Roast Beef Corn on the CobMarch 5Ribs Chicken Potato WedgesLUNCH DINNERCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF FEB. 24 SUNRISE MOONRISE LOW TIDE HIGH TIDE SUNSET MOONSET SUNDAY 7:04 a.m. 11:08 p.m. 12:48 a.m. -0.2’ 6:58 a.m. 3.7’ 7 p.m. 10:31 a.m. 1:03 p.m. 0.2’ 7:05 p.m. 3.5’ MONDAY 7:03 a.m. 11:55 p.m. 1:13 a.m. 0.1’ 7:28 a.m. 3.5’ 7 p.m. 11:14 a.m. 1:36 p.m. 0.5’ 7:33 p.m. 3.1’ TUESDAY 7:03 a.m. -------------1:41 a.m. 0.4’ 8:04 a.m. 3.2’ 7 p.m. 11:58 a.m. 2:18 p.m. 0.9’ 8:10 p.m. 2.6’ WEDNESDAY 7:02 a.m. 12:43 a.m. 2:19 a.m. 0.8’ 8:59 a.m. 2.8’ 7 p.m. 12:44 p.m. 3:32 p.m. 1.2’ 9:19 p.m. 2.2’ THURSDAY 7:02 a.m. 1:33 a.m. 3:31 a.m. 1.2’ 10:51 a.m. 2.7’ 7 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6:12 p.m. 1.3’ ---------------------FRIDAY 7:01 a.m. 2:24 a.m. 6:04 a.m. 1.2’ 12:13 a.m. 2.1’ 7p.m. 2:25 p.m. 7:49 p.m. 0.8’ 12:58 p.m. 2.9’ MARCH 5 7:01 a.m. 3:16 a.m. 7:37 a.m. 0.8’ 1:50 a.m. 2.5’ 7 p.m. 3:19 p.m. 8:37 p.m. 0.3’ 2:04 p.m. 3.5’ SUN—MOON—TIDES


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, February 27, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 9THE 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 ON US A G-K A BASKETBALLINNER TUBE WATER POLO RESULTS LAST WEEK FEB. 16NO GAMES DUE TO HOLIDAYFEB. 17Hoops! IDIA def. Island Splash 46-34 Hoopla def. Nothing But Net 47-45 Hoopless def. Spartans II 57-33 Mighty Durables def. Spartans 41-40FEB. 18Hoops! IDIA def Balls of Fury 55-28 Nothing But Net def Coral Dust 40-36 BrickDaddies def Faith 45-31 Magical Adventures def Outkasts 94-45FEB. 19Island Splast def. Balls of Fury 50-46 Coral Dust def. Hoopla 53-36 Magical Adventures def Spartans II 70-50 BrickDaddies def Faith 51-37RESULTS LAST WEEK FEB. 16NO GAMES DUE TO HOLIDAYFEB. 20Spartans def. El Polo Loco 47-43 Chargoggog def. Zissou 62-33 JR. HIGH LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Hoopla 8 2 Nothing But Net 5 5 Coral Dust 2 8 HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Hoops! I Did It Again 7 2 Balls of Fury 4 6 Island Splash 3 6 ADULT LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Hoopless 6 1 Magical Adventures 6 1 Spartans 4 3 Faith 4 3 Brick Daddies 4 3 Mighty Durables 2 4 Outkasts 1 6 Spartans II 0 7 LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Turbo Turtles 6 0 Spartans 5 2 Chargoggog 4 3 El Polo Loco 1 5 Zissou 0 6BOWLINGRESULTS LAST WEEK FEB. 9The Replacements def. Oily Balls 7-0 SSUFKYM def. El Dorado 7-0 YJGMdef. Split Happens 7-0LEAGUE RECORDSSplit Happens 15-13 SSUFKYM 21-7 The Replacements 18-10 You Just Got Munsoned 16-12 Oily Balls 7-21 El Dorado 7-21 USAG-KA SPORTS