The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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Kwajalein hourglass
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"U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands."

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DIVERS RELOCATE SCORES OF CORALS P 4-5 KWAJ HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT TIMES P 2 EVENT APPROACHING P 3 PALLET TREE THIS WEEK Commercial diver Jonathan Ross nestles into place a relocated coral specimen removed from the Echo Pier area at Kwajalein Sunday, Oct. 23. Jordan Vinson


2 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 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 USAG-KA HALLOWEEN 2016 INFO Halloween is on Monday, Oct. 31. "Trick or Treat" hours are from 6 8:30 p.m. We will have hundreds of children walking around the residential areas. Please ride your bicycles and motor vehicles with caution. PLEASE NOTE: p.m., for Halloween Trick-or-Treaters. Only bicycles and Happy Halloween!


3 Community Activities crewmembers ready some of the paints residents will use to slather their pallet trees in cheer next week. From left to right: Zackios Kuli, Camillus Stephen and Sotin Maie. CHRISTMAS PALLET TREE EXTRAVAGANZA NEARING Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas On Friday, Nov. on Roi-Namur, residents at the Holiday Timber Tree Lot. These trees wont be lush and green; but they will uniquecut from pallets, into basic trian gle forms. Residents can select their bare pallet form and then go to work as individuals or groups to personalize them in any tion, funded by QOL. The basic pallet tree form can be augmented any way the designers like. Participants may add stands, additional trees, lights or ornaments. But only a single basic shape will be pro vided per individual or team. A variety of paint colors will be available to choose from at the tree lot. One basic color and one accent color will be available while supplies last. Each in dividual or team will also be provided a paint brush and sand decide how to make it stand and place it somewhere around or walkways, and trees may not be plugged into the outlets downtown. Any trees placed indoors must have the approval of the building manager. If a location for a tree is unacceptable, group to have it relocated. Registration for individual and team trees will occur at the departments, private organizations, families or a collection of friends. All individuals will be assigned a number, and all teams will be assigned letters. Numbers or letters must be vis collect all remaining trees. event. Thanks also to QOL for the purchase of the supplies and prizes. FINDING WELLNESS THROUGH GRATITUDE Being well includes Increased energy Enthusiasm and happiness Resilience and better stress coping mechanisms Improved relationships the present. In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holi Taking the opportunity to show those around you that you are grateful can go a long way. Sunday, Day 1: you accepted this challenge and what you hope to achieve from it to a family member or friend. Monday, Day 2: Take a picture of one thing, person, Tuesday, Day 3: somewhere in your house or workspace which will re mind you to feel grateful each time that you look at it. Leave it for the duration of the challenge. Wednesday, Day 4: looking forward to this month right before going bed. ing on good, rather than stressors, which increase stress and negatively impact rest. Thursday, Day 5: Use the alphabet as a fun and quick format for making a list of things for which you feel grate a private organization, donating your time or talent. By getting involved, youll better appreciate the organiza tion, and those involved will appreciate you more, too. Friday, Day 6: Take a few minutes to call someone you havent talked to in a while. Tell them how much you ap preciate them. Or strive to be the someone who is grate ful for today. Lend a hand without being asked, or sur prise someone with a treat. Saturday, Day 7: For the duration of the challenge give at least one compliment daily, whether directly to a per son or by sharing your appreciation of something ("I love how quiet it is in the morning, dont you?"). An alternative to the daily challenge is a gratitude log. At the end of each day, log three things that you were thankful for that


4 CORAL RELOCATION PROJECT UNDERWAY AT ECHO PIER Slated for a complete overhaul years, Echo Pier will soon be dismantled and rehabilitated, needs to make sure all corals are relocated from the pier and surrounding water to safety away from the construction zone. ing, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Four weeks into their work at the busy pier, NOAA Marine Bi and relocated hundreds of buckets of coral from the construc Armed with chisels, hammers and buckets, they have trudged pora corals and pavona cactus specimens peppering the lagoon bottom and the underwater surfaces of the pier. ty buckets, and an hour later up come loads of coral specimens, whisked away on the Patriot dive team vessel to their new Intentionally tearing apart coral might seem like a cardinal The thing about corals is that theyre colonial organisms, will continue to grow, Ferguson said. It depends on the envi Not all coral specimens will survive the relocation, the ma isms as good a chance as possible for survival. Were looking for something thats a little bit more barren, but also something that is a lit bit protected from wave energy, tidal energy, currents [and] stuff like that, she said. Because spots that are protected a little bit. Once anchored at those relocation sites, back in go the divers so hauling the buckets into place, pulling out individual chunks water. Up come the divers, and the process begins again. they said. But the chance to help save local corals from sure has been rewarding, they added. 1 2 3 4 U.S. Army photos by Jordan Vinson


5 Step 1) Chiseled away, live coral are placed into buckets. Step 2) The crew hauls up the coral onto the Patriot; pictured: Rick Broomell. Step 3) The coral specimens are oxygenated with sea water during Engineering. Step 4) Crew takes 5 to discuss plan of attack at site where corals are relocated; pictured: Tracy Hampson, right, and Jonathan Ross. Step 5) In go the buckets of coral at the relocation site about a quarter of a mile out from the Yacht Club; pictured: Tyler Borge. Step 6) Relocation site is marked for future monitoring of relocated corals. Step 7) NOAA Marine Biologist Marie Ferguson dives down to check the relocation site. Step 8) Time to haul the buckets of coral into their exact relocation spot; pictured: Mike Scinto. Step 9) Now the team nestles the individual coral specimens into place on a rubble substrate; pictured: Jonathan Ross. Step 10) How a relocated coral could look like after time. Step 11) the process again. 1 9 10 11 6 7 8 5


6 WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOK HAPPY HALLOWEEN! SUMMARY: satellite and numerical model products for further monitoring. An system developing into a tropical cyclone. CURRENT CONDITIONS: lels. At the smaller scales, weak circulations have been forming and such circulations. Recent polar orbiting satellite passes are showing per atmosphere is marginally supportive, meaning deep convection or persist continuously as an organized system. As these storms collapse new localized surface convergence boundaries are formed, which trig til seen by radar. Therefore, prediction of possible rain, lightning and FORECAST: atoll have been dominated by localized effects of storms, either calm day. Then there are indications that a possible trade-wind surge Caution-outlook: have above-average precipitation and the southern atolls to be be low normal. LUNCH DINNER Sunday Sauteed beef tips Pork chops Cheese quiche Thursday BBQ pork ribs Turkey wraps Roasted potatoes Nov. 5 Spaghetti Garlic toast Chef's choice Thursday Mongolina BBQ Night Friday Taco bar Refried beans Chef's choice Friday Chicken fried steak Mashed potatoes Fish du jour Monday Beef curry Egg casserole Augratin potatoes Wednesday Honey mustard Roast chicken Tuna casserole Monday Pizza Pasta cabonara Vegetarian Medley Sunday Meatloaf Fried chicken Roasted potatoes Tuesday Grilled chicken Beef pot pie Three cheese mac Wednesday Steak night Vegetarian pasta Baked potatoes Tuesday Chicken wings Corned beef Roasted potatoes Nov. 5 Oriental pork steak Broccoli stir-fry Fried rice Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF OCT. 28


7 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 Friday English Pub Night Fish and chips Toad in a hole Sunday Cornish hens Augratin potatoes Thursday Char siu pork sand. Beef stir-fry Veggie fried rice Nov. 5 Lasagna Spaghetti Garlic bread Thursday Fried chicken Beef pot pie Mashed potatoes Friday Tuna casserole Yankee pot roast Mashed potatoes Monday Beef fajitas Chick. w/ orange sauce Breakfast burrito Wednesday Beef stew Fried chicken strips Hot spiced apples Sunday BBQ pork ribs BBQ chicken Baked beans Monday Jambalaya Cajun roast pork Mashed potatoes Tuesday Fried pork chops Chicken curry Mashed potatoes Wednesday Roast beef Corn on the cob Tuesday French dip sandwich Grilled chicken breast Cornbread Nov. 5 Asian pork roast Teriyaki chicken Sweet potato wedges LUNCH DINNER Caf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF OCT. 28 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED tions. off-island contract positions are available at Technical Writer II (Full-time). Education: tator /documentation administrator or re LOST White envelope containing cash and a page between fuel pier and downtown area. If COMMUNITY NOTICES for prescription safety glasses. birthdays. ing, storying telling, a costume contest and a spooky haunted house. The golf course and country club will be closed due to mission related activity on the following dates: Oct. 30 and Nov. 6. tree form and paint at the Holiday Timber and enter to win! our direction. for a sched Religious Education Building. and created by craft and art people right at the library. questions. Planning a holiday party this year? Think reservations now and ensure equipment availability. Reservations are already com pletely booked for the following dates: Nov. Vets Hall Holiday Parties. HO! HO! HO! The holidays are coming dont ya know! Time to early. struction, or services provided on-island cial Vendor program. Please complete the necessary paperwork prior to offering ser vices or conducting sales. The approved list of vendors is post on the intranet. Food, hair and nail service are not permitted. Please The following are easy ways to save energy: Turn off all lights when not in use. Use bulbs of lower wattage. Use natural sunlight when wherever possible. move it. Use a cylinder cart and secure it stored in an upright position E-Talk: Anyone planning to dig more than A signed dig permit must be on site for known utilities, archaeological sites, and un responsible for all stipulations of the permit, such as, marking known utilities and having uses a pre-determined list of medical and dental providers in Honolulu, Hawaii, on a regular basis. We serve a variety of custom ers who have different insurance plans, in sponsibility to verify and validate that their personal insurance plan is accepted by the Honolulu medical or dental service provider. tain an estimate for their portion of the cost coordinator arranges appointments based requests. If you have found a particular pre ferred provider who accepts your insurance, please feel free to provide that name to our them to the approved provider list. Thanks in advance for your assistance. COMMANDERS HOTLINE CALL 51098 Flu vaccines are now available for all ages. Come to the hospital Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday af ternoons 1:304 p.m. No appointments are necessary. NOTE: There is egg-free or nasal vaccine available this year. best way to protect you and your fam recommends that people get vaccinat ed by the end of October, if possible. A shots) are recommended for use this season. Flu vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses. There will be some new vaccines on the market this season, including and older. The recommendations for vaccina tion of people with egg allergies have changed. Learn more about whats new for encouraging people to protect them selves and their family by doing the same.


8 USAG-KA SPORTS ----------------------RESULTS LAST WEEK--------------------Oct. 17 Spartan Women def. Spartan Co-ed White 6-0 KAT def. Spartan Co-ed Red 2-1 KFC def. Spartans I 2-1 Oct. 19 Spartans I def. Spartans II 8-0 FC Swell tied Kwaj Rejects 3-3 KFC def. Bako 3-2 Oct. 21 Spartans II def. FC Swell 6-4 Kwaj Rejects def. Bako 4-2 Oct. 22 Spartans I def. Bako 6-1 ---------------------------------RECORDS-----------------------------------Mens League Win Loss Tie FC Swell 7 1 2 Spartans I 6 3 1 KFC 5 2 2 Kwaj Rejects 4 3 2 Bako 2 6 1 Spartans II 1 9 0 Womens League Win Loss Tie Go Green Go 6 0 1 Spartan Women 6 1 1 K.A.T. 4 4 0 Spartan Co-ed Red 2 5 0 Spartan Co-ed White 0 8 0 HERO OF THE WEEK The slabs of Australian pine drying in the yellow glow Everything is a lesson, and all pertains to history, says teaching the industrial arts. in education, Hepler was a woodworker. His students precision, labor and craftsmanship he began learning in and kamani as their primary building materials. Hepler of both students and their parents. Its a long-term investment, says Hepler. And well save a lot of money, because we can cut our own lumber and dont have buy it every year." braska. In his spare time Hepler serves as the safety Industrial artist and history teacher Doug Hepler is in his element at the Kwajalein Hobby Shop. U.S. Army photo by Jessica Dambruch HEALTH AND WELFARE BENEFITS OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR KRS-----CMSI-----BAI EMPLOYEES Enroll online at Enrollment packets have been mailed to KRS/BAI eligible 0939 or 805 355 1701 if you have questions concerning the NOV. 3-17