The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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Kwajalein hourglass
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Kwajalein Aroll, Marshall Islands
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"U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands."

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SECOND GT MISSION HEADING FOR MARSHALLS, P. 5. FIRES SUCCESSFULLY, P. 2.SOLAR ECLIPSEADDRESSES USAG-KA, P. 4.SMDC COMMANDER THIS WEEK Lt. Gen. David Mann, commander of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, second from right, tours the Space Fence construction site on Kwajalein with USAG-KA Commander Col. Michael Larsen, right, Command Sgt. Maj. Angela Rawlings, left, and Space Fence Site Manager Mike Savage. Maj. Holly Maness


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 5, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 10 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 VinsonPhoto courtesy of Rob TaylorAs seen from Kwajalein, an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base re-enters the atmosphere at Kwajalein Atoll. The re-entry vehicle pierces the atmosphere and falls toward the ocean east of the Mid Atoll Corridor islands Feb. 26. The 91st Missile Wing SECOND GT MISSION OF 2016 IS SUCCESS Photos courtesy of Kim YarnesYYWC RAISES CASH FOR MICRONESIA SCHOOLSTOP: More than 100 Kwaj residents enjoy the annual YYWC basket auction at the KHS Multi-Purpose Room Feb. 28. BOTTOM: Event organizer Jenn Anderson, second from left, joins Kristen Miller, at left, Ashley Anderson, second from right, and Holly Botes for a photo. The Yokwe Yuk WomenÂ’s Club


3The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, March 5, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 10 U.S. Army photo by Jordan VinsonU.S. Army photo by Jordan VinsonHOOPLA WIN JR HIGH CHAMPIONSHIPKRS employees celebrate 10 years of service with the company at the CRC Feb. 27. TOP: Hoopla celebrate their championship win Feb. 24. LEFT: Julia Sholar fends o a Hoopla defender. MIDDLE: DJ deBrum drives through Coral DustÂ’s defense. RIGHT: Rod Hazard goes in for a lay-up. EMPLOYEES CELEBRATE 10 YEARS ON KWAJ Kwajalein Range Services Team Hoopla defeated Coral Dust


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 5, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 10SMDC LEADER TALKS MISSION, BUDGET, QUALITY OF LIFEOne of the strongest advocates SEE “MANN,” page 9 LEFT: Lt. Gen. David Mann, SMDC commander (second from left) and Larsen, left, tour the Space Fence project site with garrison personnel tasked with building the facility. RIGHT: Host Nation Director Maj. Holly Maness, right, speaks with Mann about USAGKA’s enduring relationship with the Republic of the Marshall Islands; USAG-KA Commander Col. Michael Larsen, at left, looks on. U.S. Army photos from Maj. Holly Maness


5The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, March 5, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 10 Goddard Space Flight Center graphic xResidents of the Marshall Islands NOT Projection: Filters: Telescopes with solar lters SOLAR ECLIPSE PATH, MARCH 9Marshall Islands


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 5, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 10LEFT: A Bikini Atoll structure features the traditional pandanus-thatched roof used by islanders to top their homes for about 2 ,000 years until the 20th century. RIGHT: A pandanus tree on Kwajalein bears the speciesÂ’ large grenade-shaped fruit. Courtesy of the Marshallese Cultural CenterU.S. Army photo by Jordan VinsonPandanus has been 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 28, 1980, she discusses the importance of the pandanus tree to the people of the Marshalls. PANDANUS IN THE MARSHALL ISLANDS


7The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, March 5, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 10 U.S. Army photos by Jordan VinsonGRACE SHERWOOD LIBRARY IS PLACE TO BESTUDENTS THROW DANCE-A-THONThe Elementary Student Council TOP: Community Activities Entertainment Supervisor Midori Hobbs channels her inner princess and reads to children during the library’s Fairy Tale Day event Feb. 24. BOTTOM: Owen Mitchell, left, and a friend do some fairy tale-themed crafts. George Seitz Elementary School students boogie down during an Elementary Student Councilsponsored dance event at the school Feb. 24. U.S. Army photos by Colleen FurgesonTucked away in the upstairs of building 805 April 13D.E.A.R. Day—Drop Everything and Read April 27Mother Goose Day June 15Summer Reading Program Kick-OffUPCOMING EVENTS


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 5, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 10SMDC SOLDIERS ACCEPT OUT-OF-THIS WORLD MISSION ABOARD SPACE STATIONJOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Texas, Feb. 26, 2016 — Army astronaut Col. Mark Vande Hei enters the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, Feb. 8, for training at NASA Johnson Space Center. U.S. Army photo by Dottie K. White, SMDC Public Affairs By Dottie K. White, Space and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs


9The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, March 5, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 10Mann tours the ALTAIR facility with Kiernan Re-entry Measurement Site personnel on Roi-Namur. U.S. Army photo by Jordan Vinson HERO OF THE WEEK U “TAONGI,” FROM PAGE 4 U.S. Army photo by Maj. Holly Maness


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 5, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 10 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED PATIO SALE COMMUNITY NOTICES LUNCH DINNERSundayBeef Pepper Pot Soup Baked Cheeseburger CasseroleThursdayBraised Short Ribs Grilled Chicken Breast Mac & CheeseMarch 5Spaghetti Meat Sauce Chicken AlfredoThursdayRoast Chicken Country Fried Steak Mashed PotatoesFridayGarlic Ranch Chicken Fish Du Jour French DipFridayHamburger Bonanza Chicken Marsaia Fish Du JourMondayGrilled Salami Sweet Spicy Meatballs Oven Roasted PotatoesWednesdayPork Pot Roast Chicken Veggie Stir Fry Roasted PotatoesMondayPot Roast Veggie Pasta Boiled PotatoesSundayBangers & Mash Steak and Ale Pie Boiled Red PotatoesTuesdayKwaj Fried Chicken Meatloaf Mashed PotatoesWednesdayChicken Cordon Bleu Baked Potato Grilled Top SirloinTuesdayRopa Viejas Beef Chicken Enchilada CasseroleMarch 5Beef Pad Thai General TsoÂ’s Chicken Veggie Stir FryCaptain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF MARCH 2


11The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, March 5, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 10Sexual 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 THUMBS UP Thumbs up to COMMANDER’S HOTLINEHAVE SOMETHING THE USAG-KA COMMANDER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?CALL THE COMMANDER’S HOTLINE AT 51098 TODAY! —Michael Hayes Thumbs up to —Peggy Basset FridayMongolian Grill Night Beef/Chicken Pork/Veggies Sunday BBQ Pork Sparerib Turkey Ala King Biscuits Thursday Veggie Quesadilla Glazed Ham Parsley PotatoesMarch 12Chicken Fajita Hamburger SteakThursdayFried Chicken Stuffed Cabbage Mashed PotatoesFridayGrilled Cheese Meatloaf Stir-Fry Monday Lemon Baked Chicken Chicken Baked Fish Wednesday Chicken Steak Stir-Fry SundayItalian Meatballs Fish Marinara PastaMondayBeef Steak Pork Adobo Brown RiceTuesdayChicken Casserole Refried BeansWednesdayRoast Beef Chicken Pot Pie Corn on the Cob Tuesday Grilled Ham Sandwich Roast Turkey Mash PotatoesMarch 12Stir-Fry Chinese Spiced Chicken Veggie Fried RiceLUNCH DINNERCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF MARCH 2 SUNRISE MOONRISE LOW TIDE HIGH TIDE SUNSET MOONSET SUNDAY 7 a.m. 4:09 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 0.3’ 2:39 a.m. 3.0’ 7 p.m. 4:15 a.m. 9:15 p.m. -0.3’ 2:50 p.m. 4.1’ MONDAY 7 a.m. 5:02 p.m. 9:13 a.m. -0.3’ 3:18 a.m. 3.6’ 7 p.m. 5:12 a.m. 9:50 p.m. -0.7’ 3:29 p.m. 4.6’ TUESDAY 7 a.m. 5:55 a.m. 9:53 a.m. -0.7’ 3:54 a.m. 4.1’ 7 p.m. 6:10 a.m. 10:25 p.m. -1.1’ 4:07 p.m. 5.0’ WEDNESDAY 6:59 a.m. 6:47 a.m. 10:31 a.m. -1.0’ 4:30 a.m. 4.5’ 7 p.m. 7:08p.m. 10:59 p.m. -1.2’ 4:44 p.m. 5.2’ THURSDAY 6:59 a.m. 7:40 a.m. 11:10 a.m. -1.1’ 5:05 a.m. 4.8’ 7 p.m. 8:07 p.m. 11:34 p.m. -1.2’ 5:21 p.m. 5.2 FRIDAY 6:58 a.m. 8:32 a.m. 11:48 a.m. -1.1’ 5:42 a.m. 4.9’ 7p.m. 9:05 p.m. ----------------------5:58 p.m. 4.9’ MARCH 5 6:58 a.m. 9:25 a.m. 12:08 a.m. -1.0’ 6:19 a.m. 4.7’ 7 p.m. 10:04 p.m. 12:28 p.m. -0.8’ 6:35 p.m. 4.4’ SUN—MOON—TIDES


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 5, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 10 BASKETBALLINNER TUBE WATER POLO RESULTS LAST WEEK FEB. 23Coral Dust def Nothing but Net 33-28 Spartans def. Might Durables 33-29 Hoopless def. Outkasts 57-36FEB. 24Balls of Fury def. Island Splash 63-59 Magical Adventures def. BrickDaddies 45-43FEB. 25Spartans def. Hoopless 55-38 Faith def. Spartans II 59-52 Outkasts def. Might Durables ForfeitRESULTS LAST WEEK FEB. 23Turbo Turles def. Zissou 67-27 Spartans def. Chargoggog 27-22FEB. 27Spartans def. Zissou 83-43 Chargoggog def. El Polo Loco 77-41 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 7 1 Spartans 6 2 Chargoggog 5 3 El Polo Loco 2 6 Zissou 0 8BOWLINGRESULTS LAST WEEKThe Replacements def. El Dorado 5-2 You Just Got Munsoned def. SSUFKYM 7-0 Split Happens def. Oily Balls 7-0LEAGUE RECORDSSplit Happens 22-13 SSUFKYM 21-14 The Replacements 23-12 You Just Got Munsoned 23-12 Oily Balls 7-28 El Dorado 9-26 USAG-KA SPORTS MATERIAL HANDLING TIPS IF POSSIBLE LOWER THE FRONT PORTIONof the load so that it is below shoulder height. Pivot the load off the shelf and let it come to a lower position changing the overhead lift to a shoulder lift. Always try to lower the load or raise yourself up to the load to keep the load in the green zone between the shoulders and waist. Try to raise the load up or down to the green zone with a forklift or other piece of equipment. 1. Before lifting from heights try to position the load so that it is below shoulder height. 2. Pivot the load off the shelf and let it lower to a lower position so that the overhead lift is changed to a shoulder lift. 3. Keep the heaviest part of the load closest to you. 4. Keep the proper curvature of the spine, and do not twist with the load. 5. If you are moving an item to an overhead position get an edges in place and slide the load to its position. Making it so you do not have to take the entire weight of the load. 6. Plan for an escape route just in case you lose control of the lift. Should you lose your grip use your escape.