The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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KWAJ EMERGENCY KIT FIREWORKS INCLUDED GUIDE FOR SURVIVAL SHOPPING P 5 KWAJ LABOR DAY CELEBRATION P 7 OLYMPIC SWIMMER RETURNS P 2-3 COLLEEN FURGESON THIS WEEK Recently returned from Rio de Janeiro, Olympic swimmer Colleen Furgeson is ready for the 2020 Olympic Games. 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 Courtesy Sarah Stepchew You cant hear anything in the water. Not even when you touch the wall. As soon as I touched the wall, I saw my face on the screen, and I knew number one thing my coach and I wanted. You gotta win my time and realized, Wow, I It took me a while to get out of the water, because I was It was a win for my country, for me and my coach and all the hard work and dedication nervous than I was before my race. Then I got out of the coach and the rest of my team and in my head said: You on the screen. The whole Kwaj resident and Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School senior Colleen Furgeson competed in the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Ja in the United States and Brazil, Furgeson talks to the Kwaja lein Hourglass about her experiences competing on the world stage. everywhere. But being here, I glad that everybody knows they think I did well. I dont ferently. Im still a student who does everything on this island. Im still a Kwaj kid. here. Its amazing. Its so much fun. It brings every also just working with all of the community as well: life when I have the time I do my own swim lessons. At the Games did you here. They swim, but theres to be a female athlete from here because [the average track. That really hurts them. me a lot. What is the most valuable Always being there for each other. I knew that, but being and none of us got distracted by it. We were focused on ourselves and each other. It us being united together. We did so many things together we did beach volleyball and rugby. chew. Everyone needs to under stand all her dedication shes that she was doing it because she believed in me. Working HOURGLASS INTERVIEWS Furgeson rests in the water during training for her 50-meter freestyle Olympic competition in Rio de Janeiro last month.


3 a really tough coach, which is and I really like that she will ties that I have here. Before was training me for Fiji and, trial for me. The three years both have the same goals for Oh yes. I cant just sit there and do nothing. Im not that doing something then I freak out, because Im so used to doing something. If Im not something for the community. I dont really have downtime. ... I think last year and the year before that I got maybe night. I do a lot. I am work ing, constantly volunteering for everything, working even school. you hoped to meet at the stroker, and Im a backstro ker, and shes amazing. As I got older I realized there are The one swimmer I did want to meet was Katinka Hosszu. achieve that goal. My goal was always have somebody who body on your side, then this is your chance to show every body that this is what you continue to do it. It takes you been doing is going. And in Work study with Derek Finch something I want to do for my career, for my life, and so with. Training for each meet is dif had everything down. We would start out with break fast, swim for two hours, have core for an hour, have a rest, and then we had class, and two more hours. I didnt start weeks before the actual swim day. Its also everything you do outside of the water. Eat ing healthy is not something What is it about Kwajalein I love my community. They am welcome into their hous es all the time. They feed me when Im hungry, they tell me everything. I love having so me. Because I love them. Its makes this home. I dont. I cant think, Oh, my Because if I do, Im not going to do it. to tell the community now Thank you so much for all the it. All those Facebook mes sages, sharing the videos, tak even before my race they were rooting for me. If they hadnt been doing that, I dont think I would have been able to do it. written on my heart. Thank you. And of course thank you needs to get credit. I am crazy, to her for being my coach.




5 PREP YOUR SURVIVAL KIT residents access to electricity, water, shopping and Read on to learn about the sundry items to go out and grab in order to complete your own survival kit. In the phoon, youll be glad you did. First grab a large travel bag or suitcase and then cram it with these items. This is what youll want to bring along household 4) Eating utensils, plates, cups and so on medications soaps, toothpaste and so on 13) Flashlight will do 17) Pet food In addition to preparing a go bag to take along to the evacuation shelter, you should also prepare a post-di saster supply kit. This should be packed in a water-tight youll need. day 3) Hats 6) Baby wipes 7) Towels medications 12) Pet food be standardized information requirements for each section. (every three years) will likely be required.


6 For their expertise, professionalism and enthusiastic response to multiple power failures on Legan and Gagan, and for dedication with which they prepared and installed new generating units on these outer U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeramy Bays, a master diver assigned to Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, enters the water to investigate waters of U.S. Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll. LEFT: U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Chris Kratsas, a master diver assigned to Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency who is also the acting U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Chris Kratsas, left, a master diver assigned to Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. U.S. Navy photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Marc Castaneda Courtesy of Kristi Harrington


7 KWAJ LABOR DAY CELEBRATION 4 p.m. 5 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Food sales Slip-n-slide games Fireworks! AT EMON BEACH *All swimmers Kwajalein Emon Lifeguard CRC Bowling Center Golf Course Country Club Hobby Shop Library Family Pool Small Boat Marina Surfway Surfside Salon Sunrise Bakery Ocean View Club Post Office AAFES Express AAFES Pxtra Food Court American Eatery Community Bank Rich Theater Yuk Theater Sun. Sept. 4 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Closed Sunrise to sunset 7 a.m.-5 p.m. 1-6 p.m. Closed 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Closed Closed *Check facility 4:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Closed Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Closed 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Mon. Sept. 5 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sunrise to sunset 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 1-6 p.m. Closed Closed 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 1-5 p.m. Closed *Check facility 4:30-2 p.m. Closed 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed ------------------------------------------------Closed Tues. Sept. 6 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Closed Sunrise to sunset Closed Closed Closed 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 1-7 p.m. Closed *Check facility 4:30-11:30 p.m. 3-6 p.m. Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Closed ------------------------------------------------LABOR DAY WEEKEND HOLIDAY HOURS Normal hours 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Closed Noon-2 p.m. 5:30-10 p.m. 5:30-11 p.m. *Check facility *Check facility Normal hours 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Closed Noon-2 p.m. 5:30-9 p.m. 5:30-11 p.m. *Check facility *Check facility Normal hours 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Closed 11 a.m-12:30 p.m. 5:30-9 p.m. 5:30-10 p.m. *Check facility *Check facility Roi-Namur AAFES Express Small Boat Marina Third Island Store Outrigger Snack Bar Outrigger Bar Post Office Salon THIS WEEK IN KWAJALEIN HOURGLASS HISTORY


8 cies and varieties throughout the world. ous that they are likely to be overlooked them or to know where they live. This lands, where there seem to be few showy insects. Insects are more numerous on high islands than on atolls, because the of how insects could have reached iso so, a fact which has caused much discus It is thought that the ancestors of many came from the west, and that many of were carried eastward by antitrades and Here, descending gradually, those which landed in suitable environments had a chance to survive, and the working of evolution has accounted for the great variety among their descendants. Insects and their relatives, which to or learning about food by chemical reac in the adult stage, the larvae generally The abdomen contains most of the vital organs, such as those for digestion and An insect starts life as an egg. The fe food and shelter. In the case of a few in sects, the egg hatches inside the mothers skeleton of an insect is on the outside of ity, the insect sheds this outside skeleton Each of these changes is called an instar. insects, which are wingless, change very the grub becomes a beetle, the maggot tion stage might better be called a quies structure and form which goes on within their forms or varieties), genera, fami There are a number of other smaller or tacea, a few of which are found on land familiar crabs, lobsters and their skin. Where can one learn about Microne in collecting and studying began dur ing and following World War II. Health teams, agricultural advisors, various sci their economic relations to man, animals umes under the title Insects of Microne


9 JSPOC MANAGES LASER TRAFFIC TO PROTECT SATELLITES Calif. sers have found their way into a wide range of usesfrom the more common astronomy, communication, and military defense. When laser energy is emitted above the horizon, it continues to travel laser activities are conducted in a safe lasers may also register and receive de If someone is interested in getting submit a standardized request contain times of when they will begin and con clude, and where in the sky the laser windows in which a laser is are vital in maintaining order in an al lites, as well as avoiding unintended restrial resources, Baker and his team work around-the-clock hours to enable the advancement of laser technologies tribute to the testing of directed energy Mobile Test Truck, Ground Based Air such threats as rockets, mortars, artil lery, and unmanned aerial systems to remain steadfast in their commitment a larger role in research, testing, devel Base, Calif. Laser divergence is a critical parameter when determining the amount of range of laser programs. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robert Volio


10 LUNCH DINNER Mongolian BBQ Taco Bar Monday Wednesday Monday Pizza Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF SEPT. 2 HELP WANTED available at COMMUNITY NOTICES beginning of the new year. The Vets Mike Woundy. Please join us at Emon Beach for the Building. Fairways. Were turning the course The Family Pool will be closed Mon shoe rental. To register, call or email ed to an afternoon of fun and games Activities begin with the Worldwide reation event with laser tag in the MP room. Outside, high school youth will ers before registration can begin. Par chemicals. Flammable means it may E-talk: The Marshall Islands have over Labor Day Fireworks Safety Precautions Monday, Sept. 5: All swimmers must exit the water at Emon Beach by 8:15pm in preparation FIRE PREVENTION INSPECTIONS Coral and Palm Reef and Ocean


11 COMMANDERS HOTLINE HAVE SOMETHING THE USAG-KA COMMANDER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT? Indonesian Pork Beans & Rice Collard Greens Monday Wednesday Sir-Fry Beef Ginger Rice Pilaf Monday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Fried Rice LUNCH DINNER Caf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF SEPT. 2 WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOK about two inches below normal, but with the normal number week. Our winds should generally remain confused and light between the waves, with doldrums establishing at times. The transiting waves will bring winds from southeast to northeast and increased showers, with only seasonal stray showers be which is formed from convergence of northeast and southeast surface winds, is likely to become more active to our east and rain chances will be between midnight and sunrise, with in creased daylight chances when the waves come through Fri clones, should remain with the Monsoon Trough well west and U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Facebook page.


12 who notice every time and they mean business. Our heroes of the week are the dedi Mike Melander. have all of this cleared out soon so we have construction room one tree. Beyond him, small mountains of detritus are being HEROES OF THE WEEK Melander and his cadre of seasoned workers from Ebeye means delving into individual trash bags to sift out the aerosol cans that shouldnt be there. while well have a barbeque. By the end of the day, most of us U.S. Army photo by Jessica Dambruch