The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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Kwajalein hourglass
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DIPONEGORO CREW WOWS KWAJ AUDIENCEP 3 FIRST IN 50M FREESTYLE HEAT P 2 FURGESON FINISHES THIS WEEK Crewmembers of the Indonesian Naval Vessel KRI Diponegoro share a group photo with Kwajalein residents Aug. 13 at the Corlett Recreation Center Gym following a suite of cultural dances performed by the visitors. Jessica Dambruch


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 em ployees, contractor workers and their families assigned to U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. Contents of the Hourglass are not nec U.S. Government, Department of Defense, De partment 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: Garrison Commander.....Col. Michael Larsen Garrison CSM.......Sgt. Maj. Angela Rawlings Managing Editor ..................... Jordan Vinson Associate Editor .............. Jessica Dambruch Media Services Intern........Colleen Furgeson FURGESON WINS 50M FREESTYLE HEAT Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School student Colleen Furgeson com peted at the apex of the international swimming circuit Aug. 12, resident of Kwajalein crossed the length of the pool, smacking the opposite wall well ahead of her peers swimming for nations such as Palestine, Malawi, Senegal, Tanzania and Mongolia. Be on the lookout for news regarding a USAG-KA-sponsored island at the end of the month. FROM LEFT: Richson Aine, Harold Pennamon and Carlson Jai. U.S. Army photo by Jessica Dambruch Courtesy of Colleen Furgeson USAG-KAs Heroes of the Week are Kwajalein resident and HEROES OF THE WEEK


3 We call this dance Tari Perang, or war dance. This dance is coming from Papua, the [most] eastern of Indone sia islands. This [dance] symbolizes heroism, the valor, when we are protecting our national country. The second is Tari Jaranan. Tari Jaranan is coming from Ponorogo. Ponogoro is one city from East Java. This dance symbolizes the heroism also and the strength of the Indone sian people when we are conducting the war. It symbolizes the old, the ancient origins of our wars. This is the Tari Rampak Kendang dance. This is coming from West Java. This symbolizes harmony, because we move to gether with the beautiful voice and sounds. The drum is called kendang. Rampak is together. So something like we move and drum together. The last is Tari Saman. Tari Saman is coming from Aceh. Aceh is the western of our archi pelago. So, with this dance, we symbolize all culture from the eastern to the western of our archipelago. Thousands of movements; were moving together very fast, but we are very, very harmonic. U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch DIPONEGORO CREW BRINGS INDONESIAN CULTURE TO KWAJ Crewmembers of the Indonesian national maritime exercise in Hawaiian ing of traditional Indonesian culture. mance announcer and commentator. So, we are performing and introducing our sadors, the sailors gathered at a special traditional music instruments and a suite hour, the Diponegoro crew regaled more four distinct cultural dances, some origi nating from Papua and others coming from Indonesian song and dance. The Diponegoro crew left port the fol KRI Diponegoros Lt. Hasan Sapril explains the four dances featured Aug. 13 on Kwaj.


4 Nealson Neptali, front left, and Suewellyn Johannes, front middle, complete the 2016 MIT Lincoln Labs RMI Intern Training Program Aug. 12 at the Reagan Test Site on U.S. Army GarrisonKwajalein Atoll. Joining them in this photo are leaders from RTS, MIT Lincoln Labs and USAG-KA. LINCOLN LABS GRADUATES NEW BATCH OF INTERNS Two Marshall Islands citizens completed the ninth annual Kwajalein Atoll. and Karen Stewart. BACKGROUND networking. further education and project proposals. PROGRAM EXPERIENCES U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch SEE INTERN, PAGE 13


5 SUPER SUMMER READING PROGRAM FINISHES WITH A KA-POW! BANG! BOOM! Kwajaleins super readers Meg Ardrey enjoys a good book while dressed in her own super hero costume she dubbed Megland. U.S. Army photo by Cari Dellinger UNDERSTANDING THE GARRISONS EMERGENCY SIREN SYSTEM One of the methods USAG-KA uses to notify the commu preparedness at all times and to understand the siren warning SIREN WARNINGS Pending Disaster Fire Recall KPD Recall All Clear Evacuate to Shelters NOTE:


6 BELOW: Kwajalein residents share photos and get their dance on with crewmembers of the Indonesian Naval Vessel KRI Dipone goro during the crews cultural dance performance Aug. 13 at the Corlett Recreation Center Gym. This was the Diponegoro crews second stop in as many months before heading back to their home port in Surabaya, East Java for more naval exercises. Mark Fredericks and Yolanda Kalle are pronounced man and wife during their wedding Aug. 15 at Ebeye United Church of Christ. More than 150 friends and family of the Fredericks join the new lyweds in a festive reception in the Mon Kubok neighborhood of Ebeye Aug. 15 and danced the night away. KWAJ COUPLE TIES KNOT ON EBEYE w w w l i c k r c o m / k w a j a l e i n h o u r g l a s s T H E S E P H T S A D M E A A I A B E A T U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch U.S. Army photos by Jordan Vinson Kwajalein residents Mark Fredericks and Yolanda Kalles let to the north. Filling out the small indoor chapel of the church, more than


7 HOSPITAL STAFF CELEBRATE WELLNESS PROGRAMS 20-YEAR HISTORY This year the Kwajalein longest running wellness program in the ronment and free health education ser an, then the nurse clinic coordinator at force that made it happen. The entire Since that time the clinic has seen a We reach out to a roster of approxi tes clinic nurse coordinator. adopting an exercise regimen and main lenge to incorporate wellness awareness clinic staff said. ticipant who recommends the program good and educational. It is the chance of sic wellness training. Topics range from the medical expertise of a caring team. participants often challenges workshop arm workout right in their chairs using We are meeting real needs that far ex graduate from high school and college complications associated with long term Participants in the Kwajalein Hospital Diabetes Clinic speak to health experts during Nurse Lynda Reynolds, Kwajalein Hos pitals current diabetes clinic nurse co ordinator prepares to see a patient. File photo Courtesy of Bess Buchanan


8 In the mid-1960s, E. H. Bryan, Jr. then, manager of the Bishop Museum in Honoluluand his curated essays that take the reader on a profound tour of knowledge on everything from ma the Marshallese household and explanations on how atolls are formed. upper leaf axils, producing three-parted fruiting capsules. the graceful spurge, with small green called Milo in Hawaii, an ornamental tree a white latex, rich in pepsin. islet was cleared. It is a tree of moderate fruit, which drop, settle point down in cracks in sand or mud and start a new tree. duced tree with wide spreading horizontal rounded, tapering toward the stem. Small, almond-shaped, the wood strong and red


9 SEE PLANTS, PAGE 10 and inconspicuous. pairs, end to end, shaped like small lem and sprout. called Kou in Hawaii, is a small tree with schmedia Argentea, the tree heliotrope, near the airstrip on Kwajalein. Four aromatic plants represent the with conspicuous greenish or dull purple in gardens. Atropurpureum, with purplish-green spotted with darker purple. Pseuderanthe Two small trees represent the coffee ache. pering toward the stem. At the tips of the


10 LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER EARNS PRAISE IN PHOTO CONTEST Three photographs Collection of Professional Photogra tional image was also accepted into the conjunction with Imaging USA, an annu photographers. United States selected the top photo ted entries at Gwinnett Technical College With the acceptance of three loan im num Photographer of the Year. graphic works from the competition and By Professional Photographers of America Pursuing success in image competi skills top notch for her clients. She stated raphers are not competing against other with PPA, the competition is designed so that we are not working against each Sand Angel Alone Again Sky on Fire Angels Over Oahu PLANTS, FROM PAGE 9




12 COMPANYS TOP NCO LEADS FROM FRONT First Sgt. James K. MacKay, B Company, 53rd Signal Battalion (Satellite Control), holds the unit colors as his Soldiers conduct a tour of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS George Washington, for familiarization and appreciation of SATCON mission im pact and responsibility. By Jason B. Cutshaw, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. From the mand mission. talion leadership has to extend a great deal of trust to us, which we treat as a surements for success, and we in turn extend this model downward to our of an organization that does so much names. It is enough to know that we are efforts of the Black Dragons and our sis grow or die. professional purpose. He taught me how SEE NCO, PAGE 13 Courtesy photo


13 COMPANYS TOP NCO LEADS FROM FRONT said. When a Soldier struggles whether see and some of the nicest people he has He also discussed what he likes to do NCO, FROM PAGE 12 During a presentation Aug. 12 with leaders from RTS, MIT Lincoln Labs and USAG-KA, Nealson Neptali explains the array of concepts he learned during the 2016 MIT LL RMI Internship Program on Kwajalein. cialist. of Wotje Atoll. ed the program. communities upon completion of the program is an essential said. a smile. Acknowledging the work that lies ahead, the interns are en she seeks new opportunities to continue self-guided learning. INTERNS, FROM PAGE 4


14 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED federal positions. for off-island contract positions are COMMUNITY NOTICES for Start Smart. Questions? Contact game. AAFES Food Court Construction Up ing? Attend this session and learn pendents. Children under the age of mation with dependents who do not Plant Annex construction site and the Kwajalein Power Plant is closed further notice. Please use caution if in the area. Toxic means poison. posure. ingestion, inhalation, or skin. ing fatal. Segregate hazardous als from trash, at work SPECIAL SURFWAY HOURS THUMBS UP Thumbs Up to our Super Hero guest readers: Rose Zukley, Captain Rice, and Morgan Dethlefsen; and our Super Hero Staff: Alison Sok and Phaylina Taganas, for helping make the Super Sum mer Reading Program an amazing success! Midori Hobbs LUNCH DINNER Sunday Oven Fried Chicken Beef Pastitsio Scalloped Potatoes Thursday Beef or Chicken Tacos Black Beans Mexican Rice August 27 Chicken Alfredo Baked Ravioli Spaghetti Aglio e Olio Thursday Pancake Supper Baked Chicken Vegetable Saut Friday Lemon Chicken Fish Du Jour Rice Pilaf Friday Hamburger Bonanza Chicken Marsala Roasted Potatoes Monday Grilled Reuben Sandwich Sweet & Spicy Meatballs Oven Roasted Potatoes Wednesday Grilled Cheese Sandwich Pork Pot Roast Chicken Veggie Stir-Fry Monday Old Fashioned Pot Roast Fish Du Jour Boiled Potatoes Sunday Bangers and Mash Chefs Choice Entre Chefs Choice Veggies Tuesday Kwaj Fried Chicken Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes Wednesday Steak Night Roasted Chicken Baked Potatoes Tuesday Grilled Chicken Breast Chefs Choice Entre Mac & Cheese August 27 Beef Pad Thai General Tsos Chicken Chefs Choice Veggies Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF AUGUST 18


15 Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Contact Information Capt. 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 2758 DOD SAFE Helpline: 877 995 5247 U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Facebook page For command information questions, please contact Public Affairs at 54848 COMMANDERS HOTLINE HAVE SOMETHING THE USAG-KA COMMANDER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT? SUN-MOON-TIDES SUNRISE MOONRISE LOW TIDE HIGH TIDE SUNSET MOONSET SUNDAY 6:41 a.m. 8:23 p.m. 12:07 p.m. -0.9 5:51 a.m. 4.9 7:03 p.m. 8:55 a.m. ---------------------6:14 p.m. 4.4 MONDAY 6:41 a.m. 10:13 p.m. 12:17 a.m. -0.6 6:28 a.m. 4.6 7:03 p.m. 9:51 a.m. 12:42 p.m. -0.6 6:53 p.m. 4.2 TUESDAY 6:41 a.m. 11:04 p.m. 12:59 a.m. -0.3 7:07 a.m. 4.1 7:02 p.m. 10:47 a.m. 1:20 p.m. -0.3 7:36 p.m. 3.9 WEDNESDAY 6:41 a.m. 11:56 p.m. 1:47 a.m. 0.2 7:51 a.m. 3.5 7:02 p.m. 11:44 a.m. 2:03 p.m. 0.2 8:28 p.m. 3.6 THURSDAY 6:41 a.m. --------------2:48 a.m. 0.6 8:48 a.m. 2.9 7:01 p.m. 12:41 p.m. 2:59 p.m. 0.6 9:41 p.m. 3.2 FRIDAY 6:41 a.m. 12:50 a.m. 4:22 a.m. 1.0 10:21 a.m. 2.4 7:01 p.m. 1:39 p.m. 4:28 p.m. 1.0 11:28 p.m. 3.1 AUGUST 20 6:41 a.m. 1:45 a.m. 6:30 a.m. 0.9 12:34 p.m. 2.4 7 p.m. 2:36 p.m. 6:25 p.m. 1.0 --------------------WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOK WEATHER TRENDS: ing from east to west. With the open end of the horseshoe on well west and northwest of our atoll. The west winds act to complete the counterclockwise circulation that the horseshoeOUTLOOK: main lower in our area. Models indicate most of the source of the west winds should remain with the monsoon trough well our west and northwest can sometimes generate west wind Friday Stuffed Pork Loin Caribbean Seafood Curry Islanders Rice Sunday BBQ Pork Spare ribs Turkey la King Biscuits Thursday Veggie Quesadilla Glazed Pork Loin Onion Rings August 27 Chicken Fajita Wrap Parker Ranch Stew Corn on the Cob Thursday Fried Chicken Stuffed Cabbage Mashed Potatoes Friday Tuna Melt Country Meatloaf Mac & Cheese Monday Lemon Baked Chicken Fish Egg & Cheese Sandwich Wednesday Chicken Turnover Chicken Fried Steak Mashed Potatoes Sunday Italian Meatballs Baked Fish Casino Marinara Pasta Monday Korean Beef Steak Pork Adobo Brown Rice Tuesday Beef Machaca Chicken Enchilada Casserole Refried Beans Wednesday Carved Roast Beef Thai-Style Chicken Baked Potato Bar Tuesday Grilled Ham & Swiss Sandwich Roasted Turkey August 27 Hamburger Steak Roasted Cornish Hens Mixed Roasted Potatoes LUNCH DINNER Caf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF AUGUST 18


16 What are the signs and symptoms of the virus? headache What do I do if I experience these symptoms? Who is at risk of the Zika virus? Gloves can be dangerous if worn around rotating parts. What steps can I take to prevent the virus from impacting me and my family and neighbors? months of age. mouth or cut or irritated skin. Treat clothing and gear with permethrin or purchase perme thrin treated items. ZIKA VIRUS STILL A CONCERN ON ARMY BASES important. Lets look at the following examples 1. 2. 3. As we can see, there is an appropriate time to wear and not