The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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JOBWA STICK DANCE YYWC DONATES $60 KPERFORMED FOR KWAJ P 4-5 TO REGIONAL SCHOOLS P 3 COMPETE IN 2016 RUSTMAN P. 6-8GARRISON ATHLETESTHIS WEEK Residents of Ebeye prepare to perform the legendary Jobwa Stick Dance on Kwajalein April 23 at the Richardson Theater in anticipation of the 2016 Festival of Paci c Arts in Guam. Steve Munson


2The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 18 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 FurgesonPRESIDENT WISHES RMI HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY THANK YOU IROIJ MIKE + JOBWA DANCERS! Dear Madam President: Sincerely, Barack Obama A humungous kommol tata Courtesy of Steve Munson U.S. Army photo by Cari Dellinger SAG-KAÂ’s Hero of the Week HERO OF THE WEEK U


3The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, April 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 18 Courtesy of Heather MillerLEFT: The Yokwe Yuk WomenÂ’s Club deliver checks to schools on Ebeye earlier this month. In total, the group raised $60,000 for schools throughout Micronesia. Eight schools on Ebeye received checks, along with nine on Majuro, one in Kosrae and another in Truk. The cash will be used by school o cials to purchase everything from art supplies to building materials throughout the year. RIGHT: YYWC members present a $500 check to Leah Lokeijak (front, second from right) to help the KHS student attend the Economics for Leaders Program this summer in Seattle. Pictured, back row: Libbe Lide, of the Mic Shop; Jenn Anderson, YYWC Basket Auction organizer; Ric Fullerton, KHS teacher; Hope Karlsen,YYWC vice president and Education Assistance Commitee member. Front row: Andrea Gerber, of the Bargain Bazaar; Leah Lokeijak; Heather Miller, of the EAC.YYWC DONATES $60,000 TO SCHOOLS, SENDS STUDENT TO PROGRAM IN STATES The Yokwe Yuk WomenÂ’s Club donated $60,000 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


4The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 18 U.S. Army photos by Jordan VinsonUJAE CLANS, DESCENDENTS PERFORM RARE JOBWA STICK DANCE FOR KWAJALEIN Scores of Ralik Chain residents Ebeye residents perform the legendary Jobwa Stick Dance for the Kwajalein community April 23 at the Rich Theater. FAR LEFT: Jobwa dancers rest for a moment while other performers call out chants in Marshallese. LEFT: Ebeye church dancers perform other routines. It is said that it got its beginnings in Ujae Atoll when a man went on a fast, sleeping for months with no food and no water. While he was asleep he dreamt of the Underworld people that the Marshallese believe exist called ‘nonieap.’ He dreamt that they were dancing with sticks or spears. In his dream, he saw a man from the Underworld called Dri ikjiet. He was different from the other nonieap in the dream. He happened to be very handsome and well-built and attracted the gazes, attention and longing of the lady folks present at the dance. They were so intrigued by this stranger that they paid no attention to the others in the dance causing severe jealousy and Dri ikjiet ended up getting killed by the end of the evening. All of this was in his dream. The story is that when he woke up, he remembered every move of the dance and every single line and every single word of the chant that to this day, not very many of us understand.THE STORY BEHIND THE JOBWA STICK DANCE


5The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, April 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 18 U.S. Army photo by Nikki Maxwell CLOCKWISE FROM TOPLEFT: Along with the Jobwa Stick Dance, other traditional Marshallese dances were performed for the crowd. A member of the Jobwa group announces the show. USAG-KA Host Nations Director Maj. Holly Maness, donning her battle helmet, also announces the show. Iroij Senator Mike Kabua, left, presents USAG-KA Commander Col. Michael Larsen an iron wood sta used in Jobwa dances. More than 300 Kwajalein residents crowd the grounds of the Rich Theater April 23 to take in a rare opportunity to witness the dance. A performer, decked out in full Jobwa regalia, rests his drum sticks in front of the Kwajalein community prior to the performance.


6The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 18 The Kwajalein Running Club crowned The winners of the 37th Annual RustMan Triathlon cross the nish line April 25 at Emon Beach. From LEFT: Jay Rowe representing team WhereÂ’s the Finish!, Jay Lord overall winner, and Alex Pascua McGlinn, winner of the womenÂ’s group. BELOW: TC Cardillo completes the fastest team bike segment and second fastest overall time during the triathlon. KWAJ ELITE BEAT THE HEATRUSTMAN 2016 CONÂ’T. ON P. 7-8


7The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, April 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 18 1) Nikki Delisio on her way to a personal best. 2) Colleen Furgeson dominates the swim segment, logging the fastest swim overall at 13 minutes, 40 seconds. 3) Chad McGlinn transitions from the bike to his run segment. 4) Jordan Vinson crosses the nish line in style. 5) Jeanine Saia represents team Paci c Plovers and tackles the run segment. 6) Event organizers Bob and Jane Sholar survey the course along Ocean Road. 7) Jason OÂ’Brien exits the water and heads to the transition area. 8) The Enes family cheers on swimmers at Echo Pier. 9) Zach Hill of team The Rusty Champs speeds by on the nal lap of the bike segment. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


8The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 18 Dominic Leines, Ryan Hess, Quincy Breen


9The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, April 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 18CREATIVES ENTERTAIN AT KHS ART SHOW SCOUTS LEARN ROCKETRY AT VETS HALL Cub Scouts Pack 135 Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School LEFT: Paulette Galbraith and her daughters Keira and Bronwyn peruse art pieces April 23 during the 2016 KHS Art Show. RIGHT: David Sholar, left, and Wyatt Jones sip Spartan Expresso drinks and take in some pottery sculptures. LEFT: Cub Scouts Pack 135 launch rockets donated by American Legion Post 44 at the Vets Hall April 24. RIGHT: Paul Sadowksi, right, helps his son, Reid, prep his rocket for launch. U.S. Army photos by Colleen Furgeson U.S. Army photos by Colleen FurgesonCourtesy of Marion RuffingTHUMBS UP Thumbs Up to the Fuel Farm staff and the Automotive Department staff for working after-hours to get the trash trucks repaired and fueled after extended downtime. — The Solid Waste Department Thumbs Up to the American Legion, Dorina and Aaron Enes and Pam Hess for all your efforts with the Boy Scouts rocket launches last weekend. — Scout parents Want to thank an awesome community member here? Send an email to the Hourglass at usarmy. bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx. hourglass@mail.milThumbs Up to unsung heroes at the United terminal. They are always ready to lend a helping hand as they help unload and weigh in heavy pieces of luggage. And they do this with a welcome smile. — Marion Ruf ng


10The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 18 MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD “BECAUSE KIDS SERVE TOO”Reagan (1) is the daughter of Ray and Bethany Arsenault. She enjoys swimming at Emon and bowling with her mom and dad (kind of). Ray served in the Army for 21 years, retiring as a sergeant rst class. He now works as a commuter pilot on Kwajalein. John (11) Katie (11) Allison (9) and Claire (8), from left to right, are the children of Lt. Col. Spencer and Jenn Anderson. Jo hn wants to be an orthopedic surgeon; Katie wants to be an equestrian; Allison wants to be a nurse; and Claire wants to work in marine animal rescue. Spencer has been active duty in the Army for 17 years, and Jenn was active duty in the Army for six years. Audrey (9) is the daughter of Mischel Niedringhaus, who served in the U.S. Army from 1988 1997. Audry enjoys singing, dancing, cooking and anything that sparkles. She is fashionista, and has aspirations to attend Duke University and study Nursing. Her mom is the Director of Resource Management for USAG-KA. 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 command information questions, please contact Public Affairs at 54848. Courtesy of parents


11The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, April 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 18 Emily (14), Alex (13), Carson (10) and Julianna (6) are the children of Scott and Jenn Murphy. Scott served in the U.S. Army for ve years. He now has 13 years of civil service experience. (At Left) Kelly Jr (14), Kaelin (9) and Kayla (12) are the children of Kelly and Tracia Cyrus. Kelly retired from the U.S. Army and serves as Dept. of the Army Civilian serving as the PAIO Director for USAG-KA. Austin (17), above, and Ian (20), below, are the sons of John and Nikki Maxwell. John is a retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Of cer with 22 years of service. Nikki served in the Navy as a Journalist/ Mass Communication Specialist for 14 years. She is now a Dept. of the Army Civilian serving as the USAG-KA Public Affairs Of cer, and John is the AAFES Vending Manager on Kwajalein. Austin is a Life Scout, enjoys photography, art, skateboarding and wants to learn how to surf. Ian is an Eagle Scout, enjoys hiking and bicycling, works in Salt Lake City, Utah and wants to be a chef.


12The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 18 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 October 11, 1980, she discusses Rota, the southernmost island of the Northern Mariana Islands, and an expedition undertaken there more than 300 years ago. In 1681 Padre to the Padre Provincial of the Philippines about an expedition undertaken to Rota. Part of his letter has been translated this way: ABOUT ROTA — 300 YEARS AGO European armor of the 17th century. Spanish galleon, depicted in an old woodcut.


13The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, April 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 18WASHINGTON, April 25, 2016 — BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, Louisiana — PENTAGON PRESS SEC: NORTH KOREAN TEST VIOLATES UN RESOLUTIONS FORMER HOURGLASS EMPLOYEE LAID TO REST AFGSC TESTS ICBM, BOMBER READINESS By Lisa Ferdinando, DOD News, Defense Media Activity By Joe Thomas, Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs B-52H Stratofortresses taxi on the runway during Exercise Constant Vigilance at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., April 17, 2016. Former long-time Kwaj resident Rita Chrivia, right, with her husband Robert during the couple’s last tour on the garrison. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class J.T. ArmstrongNow at rest SEE “MARCIA,” PAGE 16 Courtesy of Rita Chrivia


14The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 18 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS LUNCH DINNERSundayOven Fried Chicken w/Gravy Cheeseburger Casserole Scalloped PotatoesThursdayBeef or Chicken Taco Bar Black Beans Mexican RiceMay 7Spaghetti Garlic Bread VegetablesThursdayRoast Chicken Country Fried Steak Mashed PotatoesFridayLemon Chicken Fish Du Jour Rice PilafFridayHamburger Bonanza Chicken Marsala Roasted PotatoesMondayGrilled Turkey Reuben Sweet & Spicy Meatballs Oven Roasted PotatoesWednesdayPork Pot Roast Chicken Veggie Stir-Fry Roasted PotatoesMondayOld Fashioned Pot Roast Chefs Choice Entree Boiled PotatoesSundayBangers and Mash Chefs Choice Entree Chefs Choice VegetablesTuesdayFried Chicken Meatloaf Mashed PotatoesWednesdayGrilled Top Sirloin Aujus Chicken Cordon Bleu Wild RiceTuesdayBBQ Beef & Bean Casserole Marinated Grilled Chicken Macaroni & CheeseMay 7Beef Pad Thai General TsoÂ’s Chicken VegetablesCaptain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF APRIL 27HELP WANTED LOST PATIO SALE 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: Questions? 52114.


15The Kwajalein HourglassSaturday, April 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 18Sexual 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! Check 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 FridayBratwurst Schnitzel Spaetzl Sunday Peking Style Chicken Indonesian Pork Eggs Benedict Thursday Shredded Beef Tacos Enchilada Casserole Pinto BeansMay 7Island Style Shoyu Chicken Hawaiian Chopped Steak Spicy Asian NoodlesThursdayFried Chicken Meatball Sub Stir-Fry VegetablesFridayHot Brown Turkey Sandwich Apple Glazed Chicken Black-Eyed Peas Monday Pepper Steak Glazed Pork Loin Cheese Quiche Wednesday Stir-Fry Beef Chicken & Broccoli Ginger Rice PilafSundayHamburger Steak Herb Baked Fish Pasta FlorentineMondayChicken & Dumplings French Braised Beef Au Gratin PotatoesTuesdayCoconut Fried Chicken Strips Korean Steak Stir-Fry VegetablesWednesdayRoast Beef Chicken w/Mustard Sauce Baked Potato Tuesday Pastrami & Swiss on Rye Roast Chicken Boiled PotatoesMay 7Hot Dog Sauerkraut, Chili MeatloafLUNCH DINNERCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF APRIL 27 SUNRISE MOONRISE LOW TIDE HIGH TIDE SUNSET MOONSET SUNDAY 6:33 a.m. 1:32 a.m. 4:33 a.m. 1.2’ 11:11 a.m. 3.0’ 6:59 p.m. 1:40 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 0.7’ ---------------------MONDAY 6:33 a.m. 2:21 a.m. 6:24 a.m. 0.9’ 12:28 a.m. 2.7’ 6:59 p.m. 2:35 p.m. 7:14 p.m. 0.3’ 12:42 p.m. 3.3’ TUESDAY 6:33 a.m. 3:11 a.m. 7:35 a.m. 0.4’ 1:33 a.m. 3.3’ 6:59 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 8:05 p.m. -0.2’ 1:45 p.m. 3.7’ WEDNESDAY 6:32 a.m. 4:01 a.m. 8:28 a.m. -0.1’ 2:21 a.m. 3.9’ 6:59 p.m. 4:27 p.m. 8:48 p.m. -0.5’ 2:36 p.m. 4.1’ THURSDAY 6:32 a.m. 4:53 a.m. 9:15 a.m. -0.6’ 3:03 a.m. 4.5’ 7 p.m. 5:26 p.m. 9:29 p.m. -0.8’ 3:21 p.m. 4.4’ FRIDAY 6:32 a.m. 5:46 a.m. 9:59 a.m. -0.9’ 3:44 a.m. 4.9’ 7 p.m. 6:26 p.m. 10:07 p.m. -1.0’ 4:03 p.m. 4.5’ MAY 7 6:32 a.m. 6:42 p.m. 10:41 a.m. -1.1’ 4:23 a.m. 5.1’ 7 p.m. 7:27 a.m. 10:45 p.m. -0.9’ 4:45 p.m. -0.9’ SUN—MOON—TIDES


16The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, April 30, 2016 / Volume 57 Number 18 DIVING SAFETY TIPS “MARCIA,” FROM PAGE 13 Always dive with a buddy, never dive alone. Wait at least 12 hours before ying after doing a single dive. Wait 18-24 hours after doing multiple dives. Divers Alert Network (DAN) recommends refraining from strenuous work at least 24 hours before AND after diving. Keep your gear up-to-date and serviced regularly. DAN recommends that regulators get overhauled at least once a year. Each diver should have their own computer. On any given dive, both divers in the buddy pair should follow the most conservative computer. Do not ascend greater than 60 feet per minute. Even if not required, always make a safety stop at 15 feet for at least 3 minutes. Start the dive day with the deepest dive rst. Avoid making multiple deep dives on the same day. USAG-KA SPORTS RESULTS LAST WEEKApril 19 Spartan Women def. Spartans Blue 14-2 Trouble Makers def. Sparten men 21-19 Kekambas def. Mud Slingers FORFEIT Lollygaggers def. RF Hazards 14-4 April 20 Srubs def. Sparten White 18-8 OFL def. Kwajalein 8-5 Yokwe def. Bat Hit Crazy 22-12 April 21 S993-Cartel def. Mud Slingers FORFEIT Kekambas def. Concrete 19-9 Spartans Coed def. Jab Lale 12-4 April 22 Scrubs def. Spartan Women 12-6 Kwajalein def. Criminals 12-11 OFL def. Old, Fat, & Ugly 20-10 RECORDSA League Win Loss Kwajalein 7 1 OFL 6 2 Old, Fat and Ugly 5 3 Yokwe 3 5 Criminals 2 6 Bat Hit Crazy 1 7 B League Win Loss Kekambas 8 1 Spartans Men 6 2 Trouble Makers 7 2 993-Cartel 3 6 Concrete 3 5 Coed League Win Loss Lollygaggers 5 0 Spartans Coed 4 1 Tropic Blunder 3 2 Jab Lale 1 5 RF Hazards 0 5 Women’s League Win Loss Scrubs 7 1 Spartan Women 6 2 Spartans Blue 2 6 Spartans White 1 7 S FTBALL