The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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Â’BAR LOE YUKÂ’ 50 YEAR MILESTONE LONGTIME KRS LEADER DEPARTS PGS 8-9 KWAJ RESIDENT RETIRES P 7 EXPLORE PACIFIC SEAS PGS 3-6NOAA OKEANOS CREWTHIS WEEK Commander Mark Wetzler commanding of cer of NOAAÂ’s Okeanos Explorer ship, shows off the shipÂ’s dedicated $5 million remotely operated submersible Deep Discoverer during a break while at port at Kwajalein March 22. Jordan Vinson


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 26, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 13 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 Associate Editor .......................Cari Dellinger Media Services Intern........Colleen Furgeson DON’T FORGET: WE ARE IN A DROUGHT. ONLY WATER YOUR PLANTS OR YARD FOR 30 MINUTES EVERY OTHER DAY.April 11 April 18 April 25 May 2 May 9 May 16 May 21 May 23 May 30 *The mentorship program will meet every Monday. Times may change based on the activities for the day. Parents: Don’t forget to sign the consent form.USAG-KA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM SCHEDULE 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. Check out daily news and community updates on the of cial U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Facebook usarmykwajaleinatollFor command information questions, please contact USAG-KA Public Affairs at 54848 or via Facebook at web address below.


3The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, March 26, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 13 U.S. Army photoS by Jordan Vinson, unless noted otherwiseLEFT: The Okeanos ExplorerÂ’s Deep Discoverer remotely operated submersible vehicle picks up a ghostly, previously unidenti ed species of octopus in deep waters in HawaiiÂ’s Papah naumoku kea Marine National Monument last month. RIGHT: Commander Mark Wetzler, commanding o cer of the Okeanos, discusses the shipÂ’s telepresence capabilities March 22; the crew uses the shipÂ’s technology to stream ROV camera footage to scientists and the public around the world in real time. NOAAÂ’S OKEANOS EXPLORER CREW PREPS FOR EXPEDITION The National Oceanic CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 26, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 13CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE PHOTOS THIS PAGE: TOP: Deep Discoverer descends upon a conglomeration of deep sea coral formations in HawaiiÂ’s Papah naumoku kea Marine National Monument last month. MIDDLE: Expedition Coordinator Derek Sowers, of NOAAÂ’s Ocean and Atmospheric Research group (middle with hat) speaks with the crewÂ’s sea oor mapping team March 22. BOTTOM: Mission crew operate the terminals in the control center during an ROV dive last month. Courtesy of NOAA Courtesy of NOAA


5The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, March 26, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 13 LEFT: Commander Mark Wetzler, commanding o cer of the Okeanos Explorer, shows o a bit of the technology that powers the ship’s dedicated Deep Discoverer remotely operated vehicle; at a cost of $5, the ROV was built in house at NOAA, lives permanen tly on the Okeanos and can dive down to a depth of 6,000 meters—lower than the elevation di erence of Mount Kilimanjaro. RIGHT: D2’s high precision cameras are the best in the eld, in terms of oceanic exploration and research, Wetzler says. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer, the only federally funded ship designed purely for exploration, lies in port at Echo Pier March 18-24 during a logistical stop at Kwajalein.


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 26, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 13 Name: Okeanos Explorer, from the Greek “Okeanos,” for ocean. Named by a group of elementary school students in Illinois. History: Former Naval surveillance T-AGOS Class Ship Capable. This is the same model of ship as the K.M.R.S.S. Worthy used by the Reagan Test Site. Commissioned: August 13, 2008, in Seattle, Washington. Mission: Mapping, site characterization, reconnaissance, and education and outreach. Telepresence: Live images from sea oor to scientists ashore, and to classrooms, newsrooms, and living rooms. Telepresence was developed with the support of Dr. Robert Ballard and the Inner Space Center at the University of Rhode Island. ROVs (remotely operated vehicles): Two vehicles, one named Deep Discoverer and the other named Seirios, attached by a tether, capable of operating to depths of 6,000 meters. As the only U.S. government ship dedicated exclusively to ocean exploration, the Okeanos is the platform from which Deep Discoverer and its sister vehicle, Seirios, are operated. Referred to in the industry as a ‘camera sled’, Seirios is directly tethered to the Okeanos and serves to illuminate D2 from above while providing pilots with a wide-angle view as they traverse the ocean oor and enhancing visibility in surrounding areas. The high-definition cameras installed on Deep Discoverer are one of its de ning features. With a primary camera capable of zooming in on a three-inch long organism from 10 feet away, D2 brings scientists closer than ever to the seemingly alien biology and geology of the deep sea. Mapping: Hull-mounted, rst-of-its-kind multibeam sonar for high-resolution maps of the sea oor as deep as 6,000 meters. Staff: Ship operated by the NOAA Commissioned Of cer Corps and civilians as part of NOAA’s eet managed by NOAA’s Of ce of Marine and Aviation. Mission equipment operated by NOAA’s Of ce of Ocean Exploration and Research. ABOUT THE OKEANOS EXPLORER, ROVs AND CREW ABOVE PHOTOS: Still frames from Deep Discoverer’s high-de nition video cameras pick up species of coral, such as bamboo coral, mollusks and manganese encrusted rocks in the murky depths of Hawaii’s Papah naumoku kea Marine National Monument last month.*Information provided by NOAA All images courtesy of NOAA


7The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, March 26, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 13JIMJERA GROUP DONATES TO YOUNG EBEYE MOTHERS Ray Motobu, center, is recognized for his 50 years of service March 16 by Kwajalein Community members Brian Coombe, Mel Moore, USAG-KA Commander Col. Michael Larsen, Alan Stone, Cynthia Rivera and Command Sgt. Maj. Angela Rawlings. ABOVE PHOTOS: The Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School Jimjera group donates newborn baby supply bags to young Ebeye mothers as part of the organizationÂ’s community service project goals. KWAJ RESIDENT RETIRES AFTER 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARYKwajalein community members gathered Check 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 The Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School Jimjera group Courtesy of Tina Legere Courtesy of Colleen Furgeson


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 26, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 13 Interview by Cari Dellinger and Jordan Vinson YouÂ’ve lived and worked on U.S. Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll for almost 7 years, and now youÂ’re leaving. How do you feel? What accomplishments are you most proud of achieving during your tenure as president of Kwajalein Range Services? OUTGOING KWAJALEIN RANGE SERVICES PRESIDENT CYNTHIA RIVERA nished her assignment at U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll this week, nearly seven years a er taking the helm of the company in 2009. Having passed her responsibili es to incoming KRS President Brian Coombe, Rivera is headed to Tennessee to cul vate Na onal Aerospace Soluons, a new company selected as the prime contractor for an Air Force aerospace rocket tes ng and design opera on. In an interview with Kwajalein Hourglass sta Rivera discusses highpoints of her me on Kwajalein, what sheÂ’ll miss most about the American and Marshallese communi es and what sheÂ’ll be up to in her new role in the States. What were some of the greatest challenges you faced in the past seven years? Is there anything that you would have done differently if given the chance? If so, what? What advice are you leaving with Brian Coombe, the new KRS president? What are you going to miss most about Kwajalein and living and working in the Marshall Islands? 8 T h e Kwa j a l e i n Hour gl as s Satur d a y Marc h 26, 2016 / Vo l ume 57 Num b er 1 3 HOURGLASS INTERVIEWS


9The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, March 26, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 13 T h e Kwa j a l e i n Hour gl ass What has surprised you the most about living here on Kwajalein? Can you explain a bit regarding what you learned about the Marshall Islands and the Marshallese people and how these experiences here will impact the rest of your life? Tell us about your next adventure and what you’ll be doing. Any closing thoughts you’d like to share with the USAG-KA community? THUMBS UP Thumbs Up to Chuck and his crew at the Construction Department who recently performed amazing repairs to my Surf BQ room water -damaged walls. Their repair work was way beyond my expectations, and none of my personal belongings were damaged. Way to go, and thumbs up, guys! — Cindy Dean Thumbs Up to everyone who participated in the 2016 Kwajalein Winter Bowling League, and congratulations to The Replacements for taking the trophy this time around. Don’t forget to sign up for our 2016 Kwajalein Spring Bowling League; registration is open now! — Mandie Morris Want to thank an awesome community member here? Send an email to the Hourglass at Thumps Up to Community Activities for providing new equipment for use on the racquetball court, it is much appreciated. And also for their speedy response and clean up when someone used the court for ‘other than racquetball purposes’ and marked it all up. Thank you again. — Bob Stack Thumps Up to Scott Little and the rest of the crew in the IT help desk area. You guys never fail to save the day when the Hourglass computers go awry. — Jordan Vinson Zika is contracted through a bite WHAT IS ZIKA VIRUS AND WHO IS AT RISK?


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 26, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 13LEFT: Coral rubble swept by Typhoon Ophelia onto islets of Jaluit Atoll Jan. 7, 1958. RIGHT: The e ects of Typhoon Ophelia damage to the Catholic mission at Kolonia, in Pohnpei. Source Unknown Courtesy of Micronesian Reporter, March-April 1958.In “Where the Bong Tree 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 March 31, 1980, she discusses the devastation wrought by Typhoon Ophelia in the Marshalls in 1958. TYPHOON OPHELIA


11The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, March 26, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 13 From Jerry BrummFrom Cari Dellinger From Jordan Vinson From Jordan VinsonIT Instructor Jerry Brumm congratulates participants on completing the IT Public Speaking Training Program last week. Kwajalein employees Joanna Foster, left, Prescilla Price, middle, and Tanya Patrick tackled eight di erent public speaking modules, each of which was designed to make their next speaking engagements knock-out successes. Ebeye children dive into tidal pools o the shore of the island in February. Ebeye youth smile for the camera on the east side of the islet in February. Kwaj resident Will Galbraith helps Jordan Vinson get a safe photo of the solar eclipse earlier this month.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 26, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 13 TRIDENT II D5 TEST DEMONSTRATES NUCLEAR TRIAD READINESS By U.S. Strategic Command Public AffairsOFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, March 21, 2016 — FCET and DASO ICBM NucWSEP U.S. Navy le photo: The U.S. Navy conducts a successful test ight Feb. 22, 2012, of a Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile built by Lockheed Martin. U.S. Navy photo


13The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, March 26, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 13 COALITION HAS MOMENTUM IN FIGHT AGAINST ISIL, CARTER, DUNFORD SAY By Jim Garamone, DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 — Counter-ISIL Efforts Grim Reminder Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta testi es at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the Defense Department’s proposed scal year 2017 budget as Defense Secretary Ash Carter listens, March 22. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz


14The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 26, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 13 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED COMMUNITY NOTICES LUNCH DINNERSundayRoasted Turkey Honey Baked Ham Mussels & ShrimpThursdayBeef Stoganoff Chicken Caesar Wrap Parslied NoodlesApril 2Spaghetti Chicken Picatta Garlic BreadThursdayHuli Huli Chicken Augratin Potatoes Chefs Choice EntreeFridayCoconut Chicken Fish Du Jour Roasted PotatoesFridaySalisbury Steak Med. Chicken Parslied PotatoesMondayBoneless Chicken Herb Roast Potatoes Garden Veggie SoupWednesdayCrispy Garlic Chicken Veggie Soup Roasted PotatoesMondayTaco Bar Refried Beans Spanish RiceSundayKwaj Fried Chicken Lyonnaise Potatoes Chefs Choice EntreeTuesdayBBQ Chicken Three Bean Chili Onion RingsWednesdayCarved Steamship Round of Beef/Aujus Baked ChickenTuesdayBeef Broccoli Stir Fry Parslied Potatoes Fried RiceApril 2Roasted Cornish Hens ShepherdÂ’s Pie Three Cheese MacCaptain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF MARCH 23


15The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, March 26, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 13Sexual 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 COMMANDER’S HOTLINEHAVE SOMETHING THE USAG-KA COMMANDER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?CALL THE COMMANDER’S HOTLINE AT 51098 TODAY! Easter Sunrise service: 6:30 a.m., March 27, at the Emon Beach main pavilion. Protestant Service is followed by Baptism in the lagoon. Easter Brunch: 7:45 a.m., March 27, at the Emon Beach main pavilion. Regular scheduled Protestant service at 11 a.m., March 27, and Catholic Services at 9:15 a.m. at the Island Memorial Chapel. UPCOMING KWAJALEIN RELIGIOUS SERVICES COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES EGGSSTRAVAGANZA EASTER EGG HUNT 4 p.m., Sunday, March 27. At the Richardson Theater. Don’t forget your camera. SUNRISE MOONRISE LOW TIDE HIGH TIDE SUNSET MOONSET SUNDAY 6:50 a.m. 7:04 p.m. 12:13 a.m. -0.3’ 6:03 a.m. 4.2’ 6:59 p.m. 9:11 a.m. --------------------6:14 p.m. 3.8’ MONDAY 6:49 a.m. 8:38 p.m. 12:16 a.m. -0.2’ 6:29 a.m. 4.0’ 6:59 p.m. 9:54 a.m. 12:42 p.m. -0.1’ 6:41 p.m. 3.5’ TUESDAY 6:48 a.m. 11:26 p.m. 12:41 a.m. 0.0’ 6:58 a.m. 3.8’ 6:59 p.m. 10:39 a.m. 1:14 p.m. 0.3’ 7:10 p.m. 3.1’ WEDNESDAY 6:48 a.m. --------------1:09 a.m. 0.3’ 7:32 a.m. 3.5’ 6:59 p.m. 11:27 a.m. 1:54 p.m. 0.6’ 7:48 p.m. 2.7’ THURSDAY 6:47 a.m. 12:16 a.m. 1:45 a.m. 0.7’ 8:20 a.m. 3.1’ 6:59 p.m. 12:26 p.m. 2:59 p.m. 1.0’ 8:59 p.m. 2.3’ FRIDAY 6:47 a.m. 1:06 a.m. 2:49 a.m. 1.1’ 9:50 a.m. 2.8’ 6:59 p.m. 1:08 p.m. 5:06 p.m. 1.1’ 11:22 p.m. 2.1’ APRIL 2 6:46 a.m. 1:57 a.m. 5:11 a.m. 1.3’ 12:04 a.m. 2.9’ 6:59 p.m. 2:01 p.m. 7:01 p.m. 0.8’ --------------------SUN—MOON—TIDES FridayEggs to order Bacon and sausage Biscuits and gravy Sunday Roast duck Baked ham Rosti potatoes Thursday Fish sandwich Cottage pie Onion ringsApril 2Philly cheese steak wrap Roasted pork loin Mac and cheeseThursdayFried chicken Swedish meatballs Mashed potatoesFridayPizza Baked ziti Cheesy garlic bread Monday Breaded pork chop Sauteed sh Breakfast frittata Wednesday Meatball sub Bombay chicken Stir-fry vegetablesSundayChicken orentine Beef pot pie Garlic breadMondayRoasted turkey Short rib jardmiere Stuf ngTuesdayThai beef w/ vegetables Chicken in peanut sauce Tofu stir-fryWednesdayTop sirloin steak Chicken fajitas Baked potatoes Tuesday Beef tacos Chicken enchiladas Pinto beansApril 2Sausage and peppers Chicken alfredo Pasta provencelLUNCH DINNERCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF MARCH 23


16The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, March 26, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 13 U.S. Army photo by Colleen Furgeson HEROES OF THE WEEK U USAG-KA SPORTS RESULTS LAST WEEK MARCH 15Spartans Blue def. Spartans White 11-10 Trouble Makers def. Kekambas 20-18 993Cartel def. Concrete 11-5 Spartans Coed def. Jab Lale 13-9MARCH 16Spartans Women def. Scrubs 11-4 Kwajalein def. Bat Hit Crazy 16-5 Old, Fat, & Ugly def. Criminals 11-1 COED LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Jab Lale 0 1 Lollygaggers 1 0 RF Hazards 0 1 Spartans 1 0 B LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss 991-Cartel 1 1 Concrete 0 2 Kekambas 0 1 Spartans Men 2 0 Trouble Makers 2 0 A LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Bat Hit Crazy 0 2 Criminals 1 1 Kwajalein 1 0 OFL 0 1 Old, Fat and Ugly 1 0 Yokwe 1 0 WOMEN’S LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Scrubs 1 1 Spartan Women 2 0 Spartans Blue 1 0 Spartans White 1 3 MATERIAL HANDLING—CONTINUED In this part of the series