The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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Kwajalein hourglass
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KWAJ CAL LAB TAKE A TOUR EARNS TOP MARKS P 3 OF POHNPEI PGS 6-7 DRAW SPRING FEST CROWDS P 4MUSICIANS, BREWERSTHIS WEEK Kwajalein musicians Patrice Kramer, left, and Geary Shotts, right, join Ed Kramer, seated, and friends play a tune during the 16th Annual Spring Break Music Fest at Emon Beach, April 3. Jordan Vinson


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 15 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 FurgesonCHAPLAINÂ’S CORNERThe Christian communities recently celebrated CHUGACH BOOSTS YYWC GOALS Alan Stone, center, presents a $5,000 donation to YYWC board members Kate Reilly, Carrie Aljure, Hope Karlson and Sharon Rice (not pictured). The Yokwe Yuk WomenÂ’s Club received U.S. Army photo by Jordan Vinson


3The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, April 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 15Kwajalein Calibration Laboratory sta group together for a photo, April 6, at the Cal Lab. Left to right: Terry Gimple, Leonard Grandbois, Mark Donoghue, Scott Phillips and Nick Yarnes. U.S. Army photo by Jordan VinsonKWAJ CALIBRATION LAB RANKS TOP 10 ARMY-WIDE Calibration Laboratory staff on Kwajalein


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 15 The Plague headlines the 2016 Spring Break Music Fest at Emon Beach April 3. The band consisted of members of the KHS class of 1969—reunited once again. From Top Left: Ben Bartyzel, Wes Kirk, Jim Stepchew and Dan O’Connor take a break under the beer tent. Children make a splash on the slip-and-slide. Rachelle Kilgore aims to dunk Masina McCullum. Julie Savage performs on stage with the Insane Gecko Posse. Will Galbraith and friends serve colorful snowcones to festival goers. U.S. Army photos by Colleen Furgeson U.S. Army photo by Nikki MaxwellThe Kwajalein community celebrated


5The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, April 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 15 From Cari DellingerA huge thank you to everyone who helped — Jim Stepchew, SBMF coordinator KHS junior Leah Lokeijak (front row, middle) is congratulated last week by Marshallese Cultural Society members and mentor and KHS Teacher Rick Fullerton, left, for earning a spot at the Economics For Leaders program to be held this July in Seattle. A donation from the MCS will help Leah attend the program. The championship team from this year’s Kwajalein Winter Bowling League, The Replacements, celebrate with their coconut trophy. A edgling fairy tern warms itself in the sun on Kwajalein and waits for mom and dad to return with food. BIG THANKS TO SBMF HELPERS From left, home brewers Rachael Harris, Troy King, Mark Fredericks and Yolanda Kalle quench their thirst the Spring Break Music Fest April 3. From Jordan Vinson From Jordan Vinson From Thompson Tarwoj


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 15 Catch a ight west from Kwaj and you’ll touch down 1+2: A 15-minute walk from Kolonia Town, the island state capital city, the Sokehs district features the “Diamond Head of Micronesia” and plenty of good hiking opportunities. Experienced climbers can try scaling Sokehs Rock, a iconic vertical crag jutting out of the mountainside, while those in for a more leisurely stroll can try Sokehs Ridge, a route suitable for the whole family. On your way to the top of Pohndolap Mountain, be sure to check out the Japanese WWII anti-aircraft and coastal defense guns, bunker complexes and power plant ruins perched along the ridge. Although Pohnpei never saw the types of battles that occurred on Kwajalein Atoll, those guns were sure to have gotten at least some use during U.S. B-24 bombing raids during the second half of Feb. 1944 and during other intermittent aerial and naval bombing runs until the end of the war in Aug. 1945. 3. For another decidedly un-Kwaj experience, kayak through the mangroves surrounding the perimeter of the island. You can’t miss the Pohnpei lorikeets, a beautiful dark purple parrot that is endemic to Pohnpei and is the only species of parrot found in Micronesia. 4. Contact a local sur ng out tter and head out to Palikir Pass, a world-renowned surf break located off the north-west tip of the island. Be sure you know what you’re doing, or you’ll get pinned down onto the reef by these big, beefy waves. (Pictured: Kwaj resident Nick Yarnes riding a more docile specimen.) 5. Before the Japanese arrived in 1914, the Germans were the colonial power overseeing Pohnpei (1898-1914). Built in 1909, this bell tower is all that remains of the Catholic church that stood in this spot until 1944, when the Japanese military broke it into rubble for use in building roads and defense structures during the war. 6.The kayak’s point of view of of sloping hills surrounding Mangrove Bay, located next door to Kolonia Town. 7. Rent a car or have a guide take you to some of the island’s charming freshwater waterfalls found across Pohnpei. Pictured, Kwaj resident Midori Hobbs enjoys the scenery at Kepirohi Waterfall, located in Madolenihmw District in the southJordan Vinson ightwestfromKwajandyou ’ lltouchdown 1 23 45


7The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, April 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 15 east of the Island. 8. Driving through Kolonia Town can be a refreshing break from Kwajalein bicycle blues. 9+10. No trip to Pohnpei could be complete without a visit to the ruins of Nan Madol. Located just offshore of Temwen Island, on PonhpeiÂ’s south-east ank, these man-made islets built up using basalt columns were home to PohnpeiÂ’s ruling class of elite chieftains, the Saudelers, who ruled over Pohnpei with iron sts from the turn of the second millennium to 1628 when they were overthrown. The purpose of the strange Venicelike village is thought to have helped the Saudeler Dynasty insulate itself from the common class, but exactly how the islanders built the megalithic architecture is still debated. 11. Take a boat out to Ant Atoll, a one-hour trip south-west of Pohnpei and enjoy some world-class drift diving. Pictured: Kwaj resident Cliff Pryor, right, and Nick Yarnes, left. 12. Wrap up your stay on Pohnpei with a relaxing sunset dinner overlooking Mangrove Bay. Sokehs ridge is at left. 6 8 10 7 9 11 12


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 15US ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS RESTORING AMERICA’S EVERGLADESWASHINGTON, March 31, 2016 — The intake canal and Citrus Boulevard Bridge was constructed as part of the Corps’ rst construction contract for the Indian River Lagoon-South C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) project, which was completed in July 2014. U.S. Army photo by Jenn Miller By Jenn Miller, U.S. Army GETTING PROJECTS BUILT


9The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, April 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 15The Tamiami Trail One-Mile Bridge was completed in December 2013. The bridge was constructed as part of the Modi ed Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park Project and will enable additional water to ow into Everglades National Park. U.S. Army photo by Jenn Miller REALIZING RESTORATION BENEFITS PREPARING FOR FUTURE CONSTRUCTION EFFORTS SYNCHRONIZING PRIORITIES


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 15 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED RELIGIOUS SERVICES COMMUNITY NOTICES AD SUBMISSIONSHave an event or announcement youÂ’d like to advertise in the Hourglass? Submit your ad by Noon, Wednesday for publication Saturday, to: hourglass@smdck. Questions? 52114. LUNCH DINNERSundaySoup Du Jour Boneless Chicken Nacho Chips & CheeseThursdayJerk Chicken Red Beans & Rice Roasted PotatoesApril 16Pepperoni Pizza Veggie Pizza Pasta CaronaraThursdayMeat Lasagna Spinach&Mush Lasagna Garlic BreadFridaySalisbury Steak Fish Du Jour Masehd PotaotesFridaySloppy Joes Citrus Roast Chicken VeggiesMondaySpareribs Blackened Chicken Lyonaise PotatoesWednesdayBaked Meatloaf BBQ Chicken Mashed PotatoesMondaySliced Roast Beef Three Cheese Tortellini Mashed PotaotesSundayCaprese Chicken Fettuccini Beef StewTuesdayPork Adobo Chicken Stir Fry Parslied PotatoesWednesdayFlank Steak Garlic Roast Chicken Scalloped PotatoesTuesdayFried Chicken Braised Steak Corn BreadApril 16Beef Ragout Chicken Nuggets Egg NoodlesCaptain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF APRIL 6


11The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, April 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 15 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 COMMANDER’S HOTLINEHAVE SOMETHING THE USAG-KA COMMANDER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?CALL THE COMMANDER’S HOTLINE AT 51098 TODAY! THUMBS UP Thumbs Up to To the Seabees on Roi who, while replacing the water tank on the Eniburr Pier, have been riding along on every ferry run for the last week to help pump the water from the dock to the island during construction so water delivery has gone on uninterrupted to the people of Eniburr. — Brandi Mueller Thumbs Up to all the good sports and helpful people who helped make last week’s Hourglass issue possible. Laura Pasquarella-Swain handled the most complex cheeseburger delivery in history (and it was delicious). Jos Rubio and the lovely ladies who joined him on the cover were great sports. Want to thank an awesome community member here? Send an email to the Hourglass at And to everyone who participated in the traf c light shot, whether you intended to or not, thank you for the laughs. — Jordan Vinson Thumbs Up to the Seabees of NMCB 133, who showed up early Monday morning after the Spring Break Music Festival and picked up all the trash on the entire Emon Beach and surrounding areas. This effort did not go unnoticed. Thank you! — Jim Stepchew KWAJALEIN SCUBA CLUB ANNUAL SAFETY MEETING AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL OPPORTUNITYATTENDANCE MANDATORY FOR ALL CLUB DIVERS!Get your membership renewal form at, and arrive early to beat the lines! 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at the MP Room FridayFish & Chips Steak & Mushroom Pie Toad in a Hole Sunday Hamburger Steak Veggie Frittata Au Gratin Potatoes Thursday Roast Beef Turkey Stuf ng Masted PotatoesApril 16Kalua Pork Fish Sandwich Veggie Fried FishThursdayFried Chicken London Broil CornbreadFridaySalmon Cakes Cuban Sandwich Potoat O’Brien Monday Roasted Pork Loin Grilled Chicken Strips Southerin Benedict Wednesday Monte Cristo Sandwich Pork Chop Stir-Fry VeggiesSundayBeef Enchilada Casserole Chicken Chinchaga Borrocho Beans MondayChicken Sandwich Beef Strganoff Tofu Stir-FryTuesdayStyle Ribs Pollock w/Pineapple Salsa Islander’s RiceWednesdaySteak Night Huli Huli Baked Potatoes Tuesday Jamaican Patties Roast Beef Corn on the CobApril 16Hamburgers & Hot Dogs Chicken Chili Tater TotsLUNCH DINNERCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF APRIL 6 SUNRISE MOONRISE LOW TIDE HIGH TIDE SUNSET MOONSET SUNDAY 6:42 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 12:16 a.m. -0.8’ 5:59 a.m. 5.0’ 6:59 p.m. 9:47 p.m. --------------------6:19 p.m. 4.1’ MONDAY 6:42 a.m. 9:56 a.m. 12:20 a.m. -0.6’ 6:37 a.m. 4.6’ 6:59 p.m. 10:47 p.m. 12:58 p.m. -0.4’ 6:58 p.m. 3.6’ TUESDAY 6:41 a.m. 10:53 a.m. 12:56 a.m. -0.1’ 7:18 a.m. 4.2’ 6:59 p.m. 11:44 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 0.1’ 7:42 p.m. 3.0’ WEDNESDAY 6:41 a.m. 11:49 a.m. 1:36 a.m. 0.4’ 8:05 a.m. 3.6’ 6:59 p.m. ---------------2:43 p.m. 0.6’ 8:39 p.m. 2.5’ THURSDAY 6:40 a.m. 12:44 p.m. 2:26 a.m. 0.9’ 9:12 a.m. 3.1’ 6:59 p.m. 12:39 a.m. 4:17 p.m. 1.0’ 10:28 p.m. 2.1’ FRIDAY 6:40 a.m. 1:36 p.m. 4:06 a.m. 1.4’ 11:06 a.m. 2.8’ 6:59 p.m. 1:30 a.m. 6:26 p.m. 1.0’ -------------------APRIL 16 6:39 a.m. 2:26 p.m. 6:32 a.m. 1.3’ 12:51 a.m. 2.3’ 6:59 p.m. 2:18 a.m. 7:39 p.m. 0.7’ 12:56 p.m. 2.9’ SUN—MOON—TIDES


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 9, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 15 U.S. Army photo by Jordan VinsonASMDA 2016 SPACE CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS SAG-KA’s Heroes of the Week HEROES OF THE WEEK U When: Sunday, 3 July 2016 – Friday, 8 July 2016Where: Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama. See for more information.Who: Any child, age 9-11, of a parent or guardian currently assigned to USASMDC/ARSTRAT, JFCC IMD, PEO-M&S, AMCOM, AMRDEC, MSIC, NASA Marshall, or MDA. Military, government civilian, including matrix personnel, and contractors working for corporate members of ASMDA can apply. Visit our webpage at and click on Corporate Members. Military and government personnel must apply for free membership to ASMDA to be eligible.Selection Criteria: Essay, school grades, interest in science/ space, location (goal of 2 HSV, 2 COS, 2 Kwajalein, 2 Alaska, and 2 Other), and nancial needScholarship includes: One week at Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL (3 July – 8 July) Round-trip airfare and unaccompanied minor fee (if required). Transportation to and from Huntsville airport to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (if required). Space Camp Flight Suit USAG-KA SPORTS SO FTBAL L RESULTS LAST WEEK MARCH 29993-Cartel def. Mud Slingers FORFEIT Kekambas def. Trouble Makers 8-7 Tropic Blunder def. RF Hazards 14-13MARCH 30Kwajalein def. Criminals FORFEIT OFL def. Bat Hit Crazy 11-1MARCH 31Trouble Makers def. Mud Slingers 27-7 Concrete def. 993-Cartel 18-15 Lollygaggers def. Jab Lale 20-1 COED LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Lollygaggers 4 0 Tropic Blunder 2 1 Spartans 1 1 RF Hazards 0 2 Jab Lale 0 3 B LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Spartans Men 4 0 Kekambas 3 1 993-Cartel 3 2 Trouble Makers 3 3 Mud Slingers 0 4 A LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Kwajalein 4 0 OFL 2 2 Old, Fat and Ugly 2 2 Yokwe 2 2 Bat Hit Crazy 1 3 Criminals 1 3 WOMEN’S LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Spartans Women 3 0 Scrubs 3 1 Spartans Blue 1 3 Spartans White 0 3