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The Kwajalein hourglass

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COCONUT CUP NAVY SEABEESCHAMPS WASH ASHORE P 4-5 BUILD-UP QUALITY OF LIFE P 8 TOURS GARRISON ISLANDS P 3IMCOM GENERALTHIS WEEK U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Command staff escort visiting Army Installation Management Command Commander Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, at right, on a bicycle tour of Kwajalein, July 14. Nikki Maxwell

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2 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 necU.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: 650 Email: usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.hourglass@mail.milGarrison Commander.....Col. Michael Larsen Garrison CSM.......Sgt. Maj. Angela Rawlings Managing Editor ..................... Jordan Vinson Associate Editor ....................... Cari Dellinger Media Services Intern........Colleen FurgesonRMI STUDENTS AWARDED COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPSYOKWE, ANTONIO U.S. Army Photo by Jordan VinsonRecipients of Bechtel Nationals and Lockheed Martins 2016 college scholarships are joined by family and Kwajalein Range Ser Eleven RMI high school graduates from Ebeye were recently awarded scholarships by Lockheed Martin and Bechtel National, the parent companies of Kwajalein Range Services. During a luncheon July 16 at the Zamperini Dining Facility on Kwajalein, KRS President Brian Coombe congratulated the group of scholarship winners, praised their hard work and accomplishments achieved during their high school years and encouraged them to pursue their interests in higher education, either in the Marshall Islands or overseas. To become eligible for a scholarship, each applicant earned high marks in the classroom, demonstrated leadership among their peers, participated in extracurricular school activities, completed application essays and was involved in volunteer activities in their community. Congratulations to the 11 winners: Geneva Calep, Joan Labin, PJ Langkio, Keyrose Tommy, Rudy Dela Cruz Jr., Junior Albert, Shaelynn Bellu, Zoya Korok, Mary Roaddrik, Zackious Loeak, Tarbina Majdrikdrik. A warm yokwe to U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atolls new postmaster, Antonio Ruiz. Hes the new head honcho in charge of routing all your Amazon orders, family packages and more to Pennsylvania, Antonio moved to Kwajalein about a week ago with his wife Mary. Theyre looking forward to enjoying the island cul ture and taking in the warm weather.

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3 U.S. Army photos by Nikki Maxwell and Maj. Holly ManessIMCOM GENERAL: USAG-KA HOLDS IMPORTANT PLACE IN COMMAND Most people would agree that Kwajalein is a very unusual Army garrison, and last week the commanding general of Installation Management Command was able to see that in person. Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, commander of IMCOM since last NoAltendorf, Deputy IMCOM Commander Col. Darrin Conkright and IMCOM Command Seargent Major Jeffrey Hartless. There is a unique set of circumstances here, and I wanted to work that is done here on the mission side and the various or ganizations that play an important role in that, but I wanted to USAG-KA Commander Col. Mike Larsen said he appreciated the general taking the time to be here. It is always important for the commander to personally get en said. Doing so helps him understand complex environments and aids in comprehending the problems and triumphs of an installation. I think Lt. Gen. Dahl was able to accomplish that with Dahl said he appreciates what the entire workforce on USAGKA does for the security of the United States, its allies and partI am on the receiving end of the great work they do here, and I wanted to see the challenge of managing an installation, supDahl said. Headquartered at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the IMCOM commander is responsible for 75 U.S. Army garrisons worldwide. Dahl said being on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur reinforced what he expected. Being here myself is important. Rather than Kwajalein being some remote mystery, I now understand even more about the Dahl said the visit helped him process how many different organizations are involved in the missions on USAG-KA, including the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site and other tenants. So now I have even more appreciation for what is going on here. It is not a one-trick pony. There are many things happening He said he has appreciation for all personnel, in and out of uniform. The active duty service member population is a small ratio of the workforce on USAG-KA, but Dahl says IMCOM is familiar with that type of situation. He explained that Fort Meade, Maryland is another strategic location for IMCOM. There are 53,000 people working on that installation, and about 80 percent of them are civilians. So we [IMCOM] arent just taking care of soldiers. We take care everyone living and working on the installations that we SEE IMCOM, PAGE 12

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4 Courtesy of Laura Pasquarella-Swain and Sandra GarrisonThe Roi Namur community went head to head July 17 in the 16th Annual Coconut Cup Racea long-time, quirky Roi tradition that challenges competitors to apply creative coconuts and then race them in the lagoon. The Roi Namur Country Club sponsored the race this year and raised cash to help buy school supplies for the Enniburr Elementa ry School on Third Island. All told, the club scooped up $760 for school supplies for the upcoming school year. Race competitors painted up their coco nuts to enter into the race into two categohave added something, such as a small sail, to the coconut to help propel them through the water. There are two main rules on this: the coconut must remain in contact with the water, and no motors or remote control de vices are allowed. The stock class is simply that: bare bones coconuts with fancy paint schemes depicting creators personalities and interests, such as the Spiderman entry shown at the bottom of the next page. Just throw it in and let it ride. This year the race organizers had to modify the race course due to aberrant wind conditions. Typically the winds blow out of the northeast, allowing for a starting line in the lagoon straight off the Surf Shack and plant. This year, however, race organizers had to take the coconuts way out into deep water from the Surf Shack and, with wind to make it over the beach break and hit the sand were the winners. class were Roi Housing for the second year running. Roi crew and Sandra Garrison. We would like to congratulate all the winners and also thank everyone who participated by entering a coconut, making a donation or for being wonderful spectators. We are already making new improvements for next years race. Hope to see you next year!ROI RATS GO HEAD TO HEAD IN ANNUAL COCONUT CUP LAURA PASQUARELLA-SWAIN

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5 Courtesy of Laura Pasquarella-Swain and Sandra Garrison Submissions go to usarmy. bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx. hourglass@mail.mil or to the

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6 how is it possible to keep them all straight and to get acquainted with them? The geographers and map makers at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries met this problem by assigning some general area names which are helpful today. Reports of many islands scattered across the great South Seas came back from many voyagers and explorers. Instruments for determining their positions were not too accurate at that time, and there were many more names than islands. It is not surprising that rate sextant and chronometer. Being a navigator and cartographer of rare ability, he added much to the accurate location of the many islands he visited on his three voyages. lands to the north of it. Greek geographers had theorized that the southern part of the earth was covered by a great land mass some ways they were right. Antarctica is such a land mass, and Australia, although separated from it, is of continental size. 19th Century, French map makers introduced the name Microof the equator. Still later, when it was known that the larger islands to the south were inhabited by dark-skinned people, the It is possible to delimit these areas quite accurately using the equator and 180th meridian, which became the date line, where Sunday becomes Monday as one travels westward. All of the islands to the east of this date line (except those close to the coast of the Americas) are in Polynesia. Only the Ellice Islands and a want to think of New Zealand as part of Polynesia. Anthropologists think so because the Maori people went to New Zealand from Eastern Polynesia. In geology, size and topography, it is different, more like Melanesia. West of the 180th Meridian, Micronesia lies north of the equator and Melanesia to the south. A few islands of the Gilbert Atolls and Nauru and Ocean (classed with Micronesia) lie to the south of the equator, but they form a transitional area. A few Fiji islands lie on the Polynesian side All of Melanesia lies in the area of ancient rocks, as noted in an earlier chapter. The name Oceania has been applied to all the islands of the will omit its use here. The islands of Polynesia form a huge triangle in the central ga (or New Zealand, anthropologically speaking). Within this these are Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands, and French Islands, Marquesan Islands, Austral or Tubuai Islands and Rapa, the Tuamotu Archipelago and Mangareva or Gambier Islands. Easter Island is a small, bleak, volcanic island, its three cor ners marked by craters. It lies 2,200 miles west of the coast of Chile. Pitcairn is a small, high island inhabited by a dwindling group of descendants of the mutineers of the Bounty. They visit two atolls and a raised limestone island in the vicinity. Mangareva is the largest of the Gambier Islands, a small volcanic group enclosed by a barrier reef. Between these and Tahiti are the 75 atolls and one raised limestone island (Makatea, rich in phosphate) of the Tuamotu Archipelago. The Marquesas consist of ten high islands, an atoll and a few rocks, famous for their beauty and romance. The Society Islands form a chain of Tahiti, where Papeete is a port of growing importance and fame. Parallel and to the south of the Society Islands are the Austral Islands, an atoll and four low volcanic islands, by the French called Iles Tubuai after one of the islands. To the southeast of Rapa, a higher and older island, and nearby Marotiri or Ilots de Bass, a cluster of steep rocks. The Cook Islands consist of six volcanic islands and two atolls in the main (southern) group, of which Rarotanga is the chief, and seven atolls to the north. Continuing northward are ten atolls or single low islets and reef known as the Line of Equatorial Islands. Best known of these are Christmas, Fanning and Palmyra. A thousand miles to the west, just north of the equator, are Baker miles to the north of them. To the southeast are the eight Phoenix Atolls. To the south again, half way to Samoa, are the three Tokelau Atolls and Swains Island, the last administered from Samoa. The nine Ellice Atolls are about 800 miles west of the Tokelaus. Wallis, a small volcanic group within a barrier reef, and Futuna southernmost Ellice Island and west of Samoa. The Samoan chain is located 14 degrees (960 statute miles) south of the equator. Its nine inhabited islands and one atoll are the summits of a range of volcanic mountains 340 miles long. Western Samoa consists of two large and two small inhabited islands west of 171 degrees, eastern or American Samoa, Tu-then, manager of the Bishop Musemation Center prepared an in-depth guide to the geography, biodiversity and history of the Marshall Islands and the cultural practices, lifestyles and histories of the Marshallese people. Written specially for Kwajalein Hourglass readers, the 24-part series appeared over the Uncovered at the Grace Sherwood Library, it comprises a literal bounty of professionally-curated essays that take the reader on a profound tour of knowledge on everything from marine shell identiof labor in the Marshallese household and explanations on how atolls are formed. What follows in coming Hourglass issues are excerpts from the time[Editors note: This June 18, 1965 entry includes antiquated names or titles of island groups.] SEE ISLAND GROUPS, PAGE 7

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7 ISLAND GROUPS, FROM PAGE 6 tuila, four smaller islands and Rose Atoll to the east. Tonga is made up of about 160 islands in two dissimilar chains. The western series is of recent volcanic origin, some periodically active. Most of the eastern series are composed of raised limestone, in three groups, from north to south: Vavau, Haapai, and Tongatapu (a single large island), with Eua of older and more complex formation to the southeast. Niue is a single mass of raised limestone 300 miles east of Vavau. The Hawaiian Islands are the summits of a 1,700 mile-long chain of volcanic mountains. The oldest peaks, at the northwestern end, have been cut off below present sea level and capped with reefs to form three atolls (one of them Midway Islands) and two sandy islets with reefs. Next, to the southeast, are four islands with pinnacles of basalt. The eight main islands are at the southeast end: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui and Hawaii, the last being the youngest, largest and tallest of the group. Its twin summits rise more than 13,500 feet above sea level, which here is Micronesia consists of the Marianas, the Carolines, the Marshall Islands (which make up the Trust Territory of the Pacific), Guam and the Gilbert Islands. Wake Island, an atoll, is north of the Marshalls. The chain of high islands which continues north of the Marianas includes the three Iwo Islands (Kazan or Volcano group), the Rocky Bonin Islands and the Izu Islands, leading up to Tokyo, Japan. The 10 Northern Mariana Islands are of recent volcanic formation, some acof the chain (Saipan to Guam) are older, with upraised limestone terraces on the slopes of the volcanic peaks. The height of the ridge on which they stand is accentuated by a series of deep trenches which lie immediately to the east. The Caroline Islands extend for a distance of more than 2,000 miles along the north side of the equator. The group is made up of forty atolls or isolated singroupings of high islands, west to east: Paulau, Yap, Truk, Ponape and Kusaie. The three eastern groups of high islands older rocks. The southern Palau islets are of raised limestone. ber, all low, either atolls or isolated single islands, in two chains, the Ratak (sunrise) toward the east, the Ralik (sunset) on the west side. These converge into one chain, the sixteen Gilbert Islands, which continue southward as the nine Ellice Atolls, these last inhabited by Polynesians. Melanesia, in the southwestern quadimportant groups: Fiji, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomon, and Bismarck, and eight smaller groups associated with them and with New Guinea. All lie in the area of ancient rocks, although some islands are of recent volcanic formation, raised limestone or combinations of these, and even a few atolls. Fiji consists of two high islands (Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, with 87 percent of the total area) and some 260 smaller islets. There are extensive reefs surrounding and connecting all these, making the Lau Islands, on the east side of the group, invasions from Tonga. The larger islands have pronounced wet and dry sides. New Caledonia is a long, high island, 250 miles long with an average width of 30 miles. A double range of mountains, up to 5,300 feet high, divides the island into a wet northeast and dry southwest side. This main island is bordered by reefs which extend beyond each end. To the southeast is the Isle of Pines, like the period of an exclamation point, and there are several small islets off both ends. Mountains of nickel, chrome and iron ore make this one of the worlds richest islands for mineral wealth. Parallel to its northeastern side are three islands and several islets of raised limestone, the Loyalty Group. Again to the east and extending northward is the New Hebrides chain of the islands, a dozen of fair-to-large size and SEE ISLAND GROUPS, PAGE 9

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8 A seven-person Construction Civic Action Detail (CCAD) team of Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Con struction Battalion (NMCB) 133 recently completed a success ful mission to Majuro and Arno Atolls, 260 miles from their base of operations in Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, July 6. gion. The entire Marshall Islands CCAD has been on the go constantly, traveling between six different islands to provide humanitarian assistance to the Marshallese people, and this team spent two weeks enhancing the survivability, safety and security of the local infrastructure on the two islands. Everybody showed a can-do spirit in completing each task. We put in a great effort and truly made an impact on their Giving back to those who are less fortunate is something the coops for individual homes on Arno Atoll, which is approxithan 300 residents. Resources are scarce, and there is no running water or electricity. Residents use rain catchment tanks to collect water and portable gas generators for power. The new chicken coops will provide a means for local households to raise chickens as a source of food. The project helps sustain a lasting U.S.-Marshall Islands partnership. It was a U.S. Embassy-supported effort, as it contributed to the Marshallese Senates food sustainment initiative. In addition, the construction skills Seabees passed down Chief Builder Nicholas Hoffmann. It was, no doubt, a huge return on investment. The small amount of time we spent on the The second objective of the mission was to provide renovations to the Majuro Deaf Education Center and make the school safer, more secure and more comfortable. The school cares for around 30 hearing-disabled children every semes ter. However, due to limited funding and maintenance capac ity, the schoolhouse has deteriorated over the years. Several doors and windows were broken and merely covered up with plywood. The roof vents were not properly sealed and leaked water during rainstorms. Upon regrouping in Majuro after the Arno chicken coop project, the CCAD team devoted the next nine days to making improvements to the education center. With only some cash for materials and a handful of tools, working with local hardware stores for equipment, and then developing practical solutions for repairs. The team fabricat ed and installed 30 feet of safety handrails for the handicap ramp, installed two locking exterior doors at formerly sealed entrances to improve access and installed two new windows to keep the elements out of the classrooms. They also repaired the schools leaking roof vents to keep the classrooms dry during rainstorms. CCAD Marshall Islands left a lasting footprint in many new and remote locations in the Marshall Islands, including Majuro and Arno. The team established positive, grass-root relationships with the people there. Representatives from the Majuro Atoll local government said they are looking forward to hosting the Seabees again in the near future. They hope to partner with the Seabees to tackle bigger construction projects, they said. SEABEES TOUCHING LIVES, HELPING RESIDENTS IN MARSHALL ISLANDS U.S. Navy Photo U.S. Navy photo

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9 Kwajalein Atoll returned to more av erage rainfall production from more typical convection patterns. average, which is a daily rate of about 0.31 inches. We have had only one day above one inch, but three days above 0.75 inches. Predictive signals for the next 10-14 days are mostly average. Expect continued periods of heavier show ers, stray lightning threats and periodic wind shifts and gusty winds as weak circulations transit the area and the atmosphere are detected at this time. Seasonal conditions are observed at this time.RTS WEATHER others smaller. On some islands are pehave fertile soil. Santo (short for Espiritu Santo), at the northern end, is the largest. North of it are the small Banks, Torres, and Santa Cruz islands. Some of these are inhabited by Polynesian-like people. The Solomon Islands consist of six large and several smaller islands in a double chain, with a single large one at each end. The largest, Bougainville (area about 3,880 square miles), with nearby Buka Island, is administered with the ISLAND GROUPS, FROM PAGE 7 Bismarck Archipelago from New Guinea. Two islands (Rennell and Bellona) to the south, and some atolls and small islands to the north, are inhabited by people of Polynesian ancestry. The large islands of New Britain and New Ireland, with Lavongai (formerly New Hannover) and several smaller is lands make up the Bismarck Archipelato the west form the Admiralty group. These are administered with northeast New Guinea as a mandate by Australia. Four small groups of islands, Louisi ade, Woodlark, dEntrecasteaux, and the Trobriand Islands, off the southeastern end of New Guinea are administered with Papua. New Guinea is twice the size of the state of California, with a towering range of mountains through the middle. The eastern half is administered by Australia half, formerly Dutch New Guinea, is now called West Irian, or Irian Barat, a part of Indonesia. IN MEMORIAM operator Anderson Timius passed away July 19 at the Ebeye Hospi tal. Timius had been a member of the Public Works Department crew since early 2003, working every day on Kwajalein with the garrisons cranes, lifts and other heavy machinery. He was a highly valued and respected member of the Public Works team who contributed to the success of his departments many projects, his managers said. Condolences go out to his family and friends on Ebeye and elsewhere. Kwajalein Range Services wants your feedback on how the garrisons Community Services pro-grams are going. Take part in ongoing surveys to voice your opinion on everything from the Kwaja-lein 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. THIS WEEK IN KWAJALEIN HOURGLASS HISTORY

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10 HELP WANTEDVisit USAJOBS.GOV to search and apply for USAGKA vacancies and other federal positions. KRS and Chugach listings for on-Island jobs are posted at: Kwajalein, RoiNamur and Ebeye Dock Security Checkpoint locaHuman Resources in Bldg 700 and on the KwajInformation>KRS>Human Resources>Job Opportunities. Listings for off-island contract positions are available at www.krsjv.com. Community Services Administrative Assistant II HR Req.# K051755 Provides administrative and program support for KRS Community Services and the community at large. Adheres to company Policies, Procedures, Values, Covenants, and Business Ethics. Must have excellent communication skills, computer skills, and the ability to multitask. For more information co tact the KRS Bldg #700 at 54916.COMMUNITY NOTICESKaraoke Night. 8 p.m., Sunday, July 24, at the Ocean View Club. Be a star for the night and sing your heart out! Must be 21 years of age or older. Questions? Call 53331. From July 26 to the end of October 2016, interior repair work will be occur inside the Food Court. There will be times Anthonys Pizza area will be closed and one brief period where the entire Food Court will have to be closed. We apologize for the inconvenience.Mandatory Island Ori-entation Required At-tendance. When: July 27, 2016. Time: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Please arrive 10 min-utes early to sign in and be seated by 12:30 pm. Location: FN 365, CAC Room #6. This orientation is required for all new is-land arrivals, including dependents. If you have any questions, please contact the meeting fa-cilitators at KRS Environ-mental, Safety & Health (ES&H) at 51134.Quizzo. 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 29 at the Vets Hall. Special guest host Elissa Fiore will try to trip us up with her trivia questions. For more information, contact Jan Abrams or Mike Woundy. July Birthday Bash Pajama Party. 8 p.m., Satur day, July 30, at the Ocean View Club. Party in your PJs! If youre celebrating a July birthday, sign up at the Community Activia complimentary drink card. Please present Kbadge when registering. Shirt and shoes required. Must be 21 years or older. Questions? Call 53331. Travel Books Wanted. Finished with your summer trip? Done with the travel books? Donate them to Grace Sherwood Library! Questions? Call 53439.Island residents, per TBMED 530 Food Safety personal mugs or paper cups brought into the din-ing facility is prohibited. Please use the cups pro-vided for your beverage. Thank you for your coop-eration. Zamperini Dining Facility staff. ROAD CLOSURE. The el-evated dirt road between the Space Fence Power Plant Annex construction site and the Kwajalein Power Plant is closed bikes, until further notice. Please use CAUTION if in the area.Safely Speaking: Water coolers must be cleaned for the safety and welfare of all those who depend on them. Without regular cleaning water coolers can spread germs and bacteria that can cause you to get sick. E-talk: Turtle nesting time is here! Please avoid activity on beaches with active nests. Questions? Contact ES&H at 51134. LUNCH DINNER SundayOven fried chicken Beef pasticio Scalloped potatoesThursdayTacos Black beans Mexican riceChicken alfredo Baked ravioli Garlic breadThursdayPancake supper! Vegetarian Saute Chefs choiceLemon chicken Fish du jour Rice pilafHamburger bonanza! Chicken marsala Roasted potatoesMondayGrilled reuben sandwich Sweet spicy meatballs Oven roasted potatoesWednesdayGrilled cheese sand. Pork pot roast Chicken veggie stir-fryMondayPot roast Boiled potatoes GravySundayBangers and mash Chefs choice Chefs choiceTuesdayFried chicken Meatloaf Mashed potatoesWednesdayGrilled top sirloin Roast chicken Baked potatoesTuesdayTurkey burgers Grilled chicken breast Mac and cheeseBeef pad thai Gen. Tsos chicken Chefs choice Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF JULY 22THE 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 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 ing 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 porting 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.The U.S. Embassy-Majuro consular will visit USAG-KA and Ebeye Aug. 6-10 to assist with passport requests and other U.S. citizen services, such as adoption FAQs. 1:30-5 p.m., Aug. 6, at USAG-KA 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 8, at Ebeye 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 9, at USAG-KA 8 a.m.-noon, Aug. 10, at USAG-KA More information regarding location and exact times to follow. PASSPORT RENEWALS

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11 Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Contact InformationCapt. David Rice 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 COMMANDERS HOTLINEHAVE SOMETHING THE USAG-KA COMMANDER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?CALL THE COMMANDERS HOTLINE AT 51098 TODAY! DOES YOUR TO-GO BOX LOOK LIKE THIS? Dining facility patrons are expect-ed to follow the portion control guidelines as written in DI 1019 that authorize the following food items. 2 portions, main entre 2 portions, starch 1 portion, vegetable side 1 portion, salad 1 portion, soup If patrons continue to ignore the guidelines, take-out privileges could be revoked. www.lickr.com/kwajaleinhourglass DOWNLOAD AND SHARE HG PHOTOS AT Fish Provencal Boeuf Bourguignon Pommes Duchesse Sunday Peking Style Chicken Indonesian Pork Eggs Benedict Thursday Shredded Beef Tacos Chicken EnchiladaShoyu Chicken Hawaiian Chopped Steak Spicy Asian NoodlesThursdayFried Chicken Meatball Sub Stir-Fry VegetablesHot Brown Turkey Sandwich Apple Glazed Chicken Collard Greens 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 Korean Steak Stir-Fry VegetablesWednesdayRoast Beef Chicken Baked Potatoes Tuesday Spaghetti & Sauces Sausage and Peppers Sub Garlic BreadHot Dogs Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes LUNCH DINNERCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF JULY 20 SUN-MOON-TIDES SUNSET MOONSET SUNDAY 6:39 a.m. 10:39 p.m. 6:47 a.m. 4.5 12:31 a.m. -0.3 7:12 p.m. 10:08 a.m. 7:16 p.m. 3.7 1:09 p.m. -0.4 MONDAY 6:39 a.m. 11:27 p.m. 7:28 a.m. 4.1 1:14 a.m. 0.0 7:12 p.m. 11:02 a.m. 8:03 p.m. 3.6 1:51 p.m. -0.2 TUESDAY 6:40 a.m. --------------8:15 a.m. 3.6 2:05 a.m. 0.3 7:11 p.m. 11:57 a.m. 9:01 p.m. 3.4 2:39 p.m. 0.2 WEDNESDAY 6:40 a.m. 12:16 a.m. 9:16 a.m. 3.1 3:10 a.m. 0.7 7:11 p.m. 12:52 p.m. 10:17 p.m. 3.2 3:40 p.m. 0.5 THURSDAY 6:40 a.m. 1:07 a.m. 10:42 a.m. 2.7 4:41 a.m. 0.9 7:11 p.m. 1:48 p.m. 11:50 p.m. 3.3 5:02 p.m. 0.7 FRIDAY 6:40 a.m. 1:59 a.m. 12:27 p.m. 2.6 6:30 a.m. 0.8 7:11 p.m. 2:46 p.m. --------------------6:31 p.m. 0.6 JULY 30 6:40 a.m. 2:54 a.m. 7:52 a.m. 0.5 1:13 a.m. 3.6 7:11 p.m. 3:34 p.m. 7:44 p.m. 0.4 1:50 p.m. 2.8Check out USAG-KAs new website for garrison and community news, links to each directorate and other helpful information. Have thoughts or suggestions? Send www.army.mil/kwajalein

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12 Thumbs Up and special thanks to Bill, Sean and Kurt at the bike shop for repairing the bikes of a bike maintenance impaired resident whose family/repair team was off-island. Even more, though, is a deep appreciation for Bill Williamson, who delivered the repaired bikes to the house during a family emergency while I was on call. Thank you more than you know! Paulette Galbraith RMI DRIVERS LICENSES U.S. Army photo by Cari Dellinger is KRS Accounting For more than a decade, Molina has worked on Kwajalein and consist of interacting with customers, processing payments like as residential phone bills and performing facilities cash reconcili-ations from locations like Surfway, Ocean View Club and the Small a week. A highlight of her job is the opportunity to serve customers and meet new people. If a customer has a bill discrepancy, she is -solve the issue, she says. Molina enjoys new challenges and wishes there was a college on Ebeye so she could continue her education locally. Outside of work, Molina enjoys reading mystery and ro-mance novels and using the Internet to keep in touch with family living in the states. Born and raised on Ebeye, Molina is married to Matan Peter, an electrician on Kwajalein. They have one son, Albon, and three girls: Megan, Kristy and Lyla.HERO OF THE WEEK Republic of the Marshall Islands Department of Motor Vehicle will visit USAG-KA at Roi-Namur and Kwajalein to process RMI drivers license renewals and new issues dur ing these dates and times: library. If you would like to renew or get a new RMI drivers license, please bring a picture ID. Cost of both renewals and new issue is $20. Questions, please call the RMI Represen USAG-KA joined IMCOM as a garrison three years ago. Dahl said there is still some transformation that needs to take place to capture the demographics and bring more resources to Kwajalein, putting them in step with how other garrisons operate. We are working on all of that. And I am very impressed with Larsen said he is grateful that the general took the time to come to USAG-KA. He is a busy man, with a span of control of 75 different Army Dahl said he will continue to be an advocate for Kwajalein and share the importance of the strategic location. You may not have any congressman or senators here, but many consumers of the products you generate here through various missions. You have the House and Senate Armed Ser vices Committees, and many senior leaders rely on your work here to enable us to consult and advise the Joint Chiefs of Staff During their brief visit, the visitors took a bike tour of the Kwajalein residential areas, did windshield tour of the southern see more of the garrison mission and support activities and later took a ferry ride to the small neighboring island of Enniburr. Dahl said. It may be undeveloped, but its clean, and the people are so friendly and respectful. It struck me as a wonderful culture, and I really appreciate the symbiotic relationship we have About 24 hours after landing, the commanding general and his group returned to the Kwajalein air terminal. Before boarding their plane, Dahl said he is taking many things away from his short visit. Thank you all for what you do. I will be back, and next time IMCOM, FROM PAGE 3