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COMMANDERS CORNER TRUMP AND CLINTON LAUNCHES KWAJ HOLIDAY SEASON P 2 VISIT KWAJ IN MOCK ELECTION -P 8 FROM KWAJ COMMUNITY P 4-5 VETERANS DAY PICS THIS WEEK Chugach Electric Lead Harold Pennamon supervises the move and installation of the water tower beacon on Nov. 5. Jessica Dambruch


2 COMMANDERS CORNER 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 Y Yokwe Team Kwajalein, I hope you all enjoyed some of the recent Halloween fun. Hard to believe it is already November, and the Christmas Season is just a few weeks away. I am looking forward to attending the Tree Light ing ceremony and the Light Up The Night event as well. Before planning your Thanksgiving dinner or hanging Christmas decora tions, I would submit that we take time to remember our service members of the past and present. Each year on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, our nation recognizes its vet erans. So few other countries place as much emphasis as the United States does, when it comes to paying tribute to their veterans. This becomes Check out USAG-KAs new website for garrison and community news, links to each directorate and other helpful information. Have thoughts or suggestions? Send you consider that only 1% of our countrys population has served during the Global War that so few can contribute to such a notable and complex cause. However, I do worry that in the future our coun try may discover a problem where our veterans and our overwhelming majority of the population are disconnected. I dont think that could ever be the case on Kwajalein and Roi. In my opinion, our uni sion and the bond to veterans is too reverent. I believe that to serve in our nations military is one of the most worthy ways to contrib ute to our countrys strength. Yet, I believe there are many ways to contribute and if you look to your left and right, youll see that basically ev eryone on Kwaj and Roi play a part in our national security. Not too many other Army in stallations in the world can make that claim. I consider it a privilege to wear the U.S. Army uniform, like my father did before me, and my wifes father did before her service in the U.S Air Force. We have many veterans here on Kwa jalein and Roi-Namur, and many of those are still serving in one way or another today. You will see some of them Facebook page, and in this is sue of the Hourglass on pag es 4-5. When you see them around the island, I would off that a simple thanks would make their day. Moreover, dont forget to reach out to the veterans in your own life back home. On Thursday, CSM Rawl ings and I visited with the students at the Kwajalein Jr./ Sr. High School for our biannual Teen Town Hall. The questions from our young citizens were inspiring and entertaining. It is always valu able to hear comments from a different perspective, and our Kwaj Kids certainly can pro vide that. Check out the Nov. 19th issue of The Hourglass for a rundown of that Town Hall session. This weekend brings our much anticipated annual Mar shallese Trade Fair at the CRC Gym. This is a great oppor tunity to help support some of our host nation neighbors and craftsmen, and to also ex ecute some holiday gift shop ping. For details about the Trade Fair Schedule and a list of featured items, see page 9 in this issue. Take care, and thank you for your service to our nation every day. Ill see you around the island! Kommol Tata! Col. Mike Larsen


3 PRESIDENT OBAMA DECLARES NOVEMBER 2016 MILITARY FAMILY MONTH By The President of the United States of America A PROCLAMATION For generations, brave Americans have stepped forward and answered our countrys call to serve in our Armed Forces. With honor and distinction, our Sol diers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and principles upon which our Republic was founded so that we might live in a freer and more prosperous world. Behind these courageous Americans stand spouses, children, and parents who give up precious time with their loved ones, bearing the burden of long oftentimes putting their careers on hold. During Military Family Month, we salute the families of those who proudly are a part of our Nations unbroken chain of patriots for their unwavering devotion, and we renew our sacred vow to uphold our promise to our troops, our veterans, and their families. Our military would not be the great est in the world without the strength and support of the loved ones who stand alongside our men and women in uni form. While our service members are and defend our homeland, their spouses keep their households running, some times through multiple deployments. Spouses of those in the military are of ten forced to relocate across our coun try or around the globe, leaving behind jobs they love and sometimes struggling fellow citizens and neighbors; in their service to their families and their coun try, they represent the true strength of America. Our Nation has a solemn obligation to support and care for the members of our military and their families from their their service and my Administration has worked to ensure we uphold this promise. Through First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Bidens Joining Forces initiative, we have worked with both the public and private sectors to ensure ser vice members, veterans, and their fami lies have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives. Over the past 5 years, we have rallied businesses to hire more than 1.2 million veterans and mili tary spouses. Today, every single State has taken ac tion to streamline professional licensing and credentialing processes so that mili tary spouses can continue their work when they move across State lines with out having to re-certify for a job they are to provide the resources military fami lies need to start businesses and pursue an education, and we are helping teach ers and schools support military chil dren from kindergarten through college. By partnering with the private sector, we have also helped expand access to essen tial science, technology, engineering, and math courses so that 60,000 more mili tary children can be college-ready and prepared for 21st-century careers. We must always be there for our ser vice members and their families just as they are there for us. Through the nights, our extraordinary military fami lies our heroes on the home front stand alongside our patriots in uniform, and in their example we see the very best of our countrys spirit. This month, let us thank them for their tremendous devotion to duty and for their unyield and patriotism and uphold our solemn responsibility to ensure the priorities of military families. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of Ameri ca, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim No vember 2016 as Military Family Month. I encourage all Americans to honor military families through private actions and public service for the tremendous contributions they make in support of our service members and our Nation. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have here unto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Inde pendence of the United States of Ameri Barack Obama KWAJALEIN RECLAIMED STANDARD WATER VIOLATION The Reclaimed Water Document of Environmental Protection (DEP) claimed water standards are violated. The reclaimed water system exceeded the turbidity limitation of 5 Nephelo metric Turbidity Units (NTU), 5% of the time during a 24 hour period. Per monitoring requirements, the sample was collected at the reclaimed water systems point of entry via an on-line turbidimeter. During the late evening of October 28 and the early morning of October 29, the measured turbidity met or exceeded this 5 NTU limit. By 0700 hours on the morn ing of October 29 the turbidity levels had decreased below the limit. Turbidity is caused by small individual particles. It is a key indicator of water quality, indicat ing the concentration of particulate mat ter in water. No other standards, such as bacteria levels, were exceeded during this event. No health-based restrictions on the normal use (irrigation, vehicle washing, etc.) of reclaimed (non-pota ble) water are necessary. Additionally, there was no threat to public health or the environment as a result of this tur bidity exceedance. If you have any questions, please call the environmental department 5-1134.


4 KWAJ THANKS VETERANS Diana AadlandServed in the U.S. Army from 1981-1986 as a SP4. This picture shows Aadland pre senting a family friend with a posthumous Purple Heart Medal for her husband. Ray ArsenaultSergeant First Class, US Army (Retired), 1980-2001. Currently a pilot for Chugach. Paul Nienow Senior Chief Petty Officer (ETCS), Retired, Paul Nienow served in the U.S. Navy from 1991-2011. MAJ Holly Maness MAJ Holly Maness was commissioned in 2002 from University of Hawaii as an Engineer Officer. She is now a Northeast Asia Foreign Area Of ficer and the Director of Host Nation Activities at USAG-KA. Mr. Carroll Boswell served as a Military Police officer in the U.S. Army from July 1980-July 2000. He retired at the rank of Staff Sergeant with 20 years of service. Jeanna LarsenServed in the U.S. Air Force from 1993-1996. John L. Maxwell Served in the U.S Army Reserve from 1985-86, and then joined the U.S. Navy to serve on Active Duty. He retired from the Navy in 2006 with 22 years of service, at the rank of Aviation Boat swains Mate (Fuels) Senior Chief (E-8).


5 Nikki L. Maxwell Joined the U.S. Navy in January 1993, and served on Active Duty for 14 years. Maxwells Navy Rate was Journalist, work ing as a Public Affairs Specialist, Newspaper Reporter/Editor, Broadcast Journalist and Combat Camera Corre spondent. She achieved the rank of Petty Officer First Class. She is currently the USAG-KA PAO. Chuck Corway Airman First Class, USAF 1985-86. Currently serves as a volunteer in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol, where he holds the grade of Lieutenant Colonel. CW4 William Kilgore Joined the Army on April 1, 1992. Served as a paratrooper for 7 years, then transitioned into Army Aviation. He flies the UH-60 Blackhawk He licopters and LUH72 Lakota Helicopters. Col. Michael Larsen Graduated from The Citadel in 1992 and received a commission in the U.S. Army. He is currently the com manding officer of USAG-KA. To read his full biography, go to lein. Mike Sakaio Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force (1984-1990). Earned the rank of Lt. in the U.S. Coast Guard (1990-2004). Retired with 20 years of service. He cur rently works as Host Nation Specialist for USAG-KA. Sam Engelhard Photo shows Engelhard re ceiving his Submarine qualification Dol phins. Served on 2 submarines the USS Ray and the Casimir Pulaski. Served from 10/81-10/87. Was a First class Machinist Mate and Engineering Laboratory Techni cian (Nuclear Chemist) (MM1/SS/ELT). Mr. Carroll Boswell served as a Military Police officer in the U.S. Army from July 1980-July 2000. He retired at the rank of Staff Sergeant with 20 years of service. MAJ Benjamin S. Walker Commissioned in the U.S. Army on July 31, 2003. Currently assigned as the Operations Chief for USAG-KA. LarryDiehl Corporal, USMC 2001-2005.


6 DUELING PIANOS ROCKS THE IVORIES Classy and sassy, Dueling Pianos, a piano rock group and variety show Flor ida, will play three local concerts this week. The group performed on Roi for Veterans Day. Sponsored by the Armed Forces En tertainment, the trio is scheduled to de light audiences with a special adults only concert on Nov. 13 at the Kwajalein Jr./ Sr. High School MP Room. The shows in clude rock and classical music favorites, comedy and a spectacular experience. Dueling Pianos has something in its musical bag of tricks for everyone. As a group that has toured regularly with Armed Forces Entertainment, the trio also brings a sensitivity and respect for the Armed Forces and their families to their concerts. The trio consists of Chris Combs, Katrina Marquardt and Katie Pinder Brown. Combs, a high-energy performer is known throughout the South Florida music festival and club scene, and has traveled with Dueling Pianos for 15 years. Combs has performed at US military installations around the globe in loca tions such as Kuwait, Hawaii, Africa and Diego Garcia where the ensemble has de lighted troops and families. He has over two decades of experience in performing musical genres of all types from the past 50 years and has performed with John Rzeznik and Cheap Trick. Brown and Marquardt are talented vo calists and comediennes. Chicago-born Katy Marquardt is a musical comedian who has worked as the Musical Director for Second Citys National Touring Com pany. She constantly travels and per forms over 300 shows per year. Brown, the human jukebox has per formed with Holland America cruise lines, SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Studios. She has accompanied Celine Dione, Joey Fatone and Javier Colon a nd performed in musical theater in produc tions of The Fantasticks, The Sound of Music and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. In the true spirit of classic USO vari ety shows that toured through this re gion during WWII with luminaries such as Bob Hope, Dueling Pianos evoked laughs, awe, and applause from Roi and should delight Kwaj audiences this week. A ADMISSION IS FREE FINDING WELLNESS THROUGH GRATITUDE Round three of the Gratitude Challenge is here! Dr. Robert Emmons, author of Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier brings on the challenge to in spire the community with positive acts of mindful kindness. The challenge con tinues this week with new activities! Sunday, Day 15: Say Hi to every one you meet on the street today and smile. Smiles are contagious, and liv ing on an island the people we pass are likely already friends and neighbors. Be generous with your thank yous. Monday, Day 16: Vow to not com plain, criticize, or gossip for a week. If you slip, rally your willpower and keep going. Notice how much energy you were spending on negative thoughts. Tuesday, Day 17: Using the time it would have taken you to commute, make a list of all the things you dont miss from living stateside. Maybe the list starts with your commute? Wednesday, Day 18: Sound genu inely happy to hear from the people who call you on the phone. Whether they re spond with surprise or delight, theyll feel valued. Thursday, Day 19: Pay it forward think back about a time someone has done something for you, you really ap preciated. Try to pay it forward to some one else today or let the original person know how grateful you were. Friday, Day 20: Think about the things you take for granted on a daily ba sis, and then express gratitude for every thing down to the basic necessities to the luxuries that sustain your current life. Saturday, Day 21: Send thank you recognition. If youve completed last weeks chal lenge, great job! Invite a friend to partici pate with you this week in the Gratitude Challenge and spread the joy that comes with being thankful. Have you experienced something positive as a result of the Gratitude Challenge? Share it with us! Email the Kwajalein Hourglass at: usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx. Dining Menu For Kwajalein Concerts Family Night, Nov. 12, HS MP Room Family Night $6.00 per plate Sliced meat wrapped in apple wood bacon and stuffed with lettuce, and a variety of cheeses (pepper Jack, provolone, mozzarella) drizzled in an accommodating sauce, (sweet balsamic, sweet onion, ranch) served with a garden salad and a dinner roll. Adult Night, Nov. 13 HS MP Room Adult Night $8.00 per trip Brisket sliders served with a variety of tasty sauces, southwest egg rolls, crab rangoon and salad served with dressing options Cash bar will be available CORAL RELOCATION MARKERS Scuba divers, snorkelers and underwater enthusiasts, please be aware of coral within the Ski Boat area marked by colored ribbon and metal washers. These markers have been intentionally placed to track the success of coral relocation efforts from Echo Pier. Do not move or touch coral or markers in these areas. RECOMPRESSION CHAMBER CLOSING The Kwajalein recompression chamber will be unavailable from Nov. 10-16. During this period, recreational diving will be limited to a depth of 50 feet. Ahoy there!


7 HERO OF THE WEEK U.S. Army photo by Cari Dellinger If youre wondering what may be the best job on island, just ask Laura Alves, USAG-KAs Hero of the Week. Shell tell you its working in the Kwajalein Hobby Shop, where she has worked for several years, most recently as a Hobby Shop Recreation Specialist. I love the creative part of my job and helping people tap into their imagination. Where else can you play and get dirty and create something uniquely your own? says Alves. You dont need to be a trained artist to be creative. Im a self-taught art ist and its rewarding to watch adults and children move beyond any limitations or made that! Laura has been instrumental in keep ing the hobby shop organized and is quick to note she works with a talented FINDING WELLNESS THROUGH GRATITUDE EOD will conduct disposal operations at UXO Disposal Site Shark Pit from approximately 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24. Access to area will be restricted to authorized personnel until operations are complete. EOD UXO DISPOSAL OPERATION SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 24 CRAFT FAIR IS GATEWAY TO KWAJ ART SCENE Evelyn Smith displays her diverse inventory of clay craft for sale at the 2016 Holiday Craft Fair Nov. 7. dors exhibited their creations and ac cepted commissions at the Holiday Craft Fair, co-sponsored Nov. 7 by Community Activities and The Kwajalein Art Guild in the CRC. Locally crafted Jewelry, baskets, holi day decorations, art supplies, pottery, woodcrafts, photographs of Kwaj, Roi and sea creatures and creations made from repurposed and found objects were only a few of the goods found for sale. Merchandise from the Kwajalein Yacht Club as well as the Art Guilds much awaited 2017 Kwajalein calendar found its way home with avid shoppers and is land arts patrons. The Fair is an opportunity to purchase locally made gifts for the holidays and to support the creative process of local art ists. In addition to serving as a showcase for community crafters, it is also a major source of funding for the Kwajalein Art Guilds Scholarship; proceeds auctioned from vendor fair selections and commu nity art courses fund the monetary gift annually awarded to a graduating senior arts. The Guild is actively seeking sugges tions and volunteers for new arts classes for the 2017. Interested creatives should email Jenny Schwartz, Kwajs vet tech and KAG president. Schwartz hopes the Fair will help grow Kwajs maker culture and encourge folks to work with media they have not tried before. Wed like to see an increase in the amount of handmade creations for sale, Schwartz said. team that offers complementary skill sets in pottery, ceramics and woodwork ing. Whether you need help with glazing, handbuilding, or are new to the hobby shop and need guidance getting started, there are staff eager to help. Laura has lived on Kwajalein since 1989 aside from a four-year hiatus when her family moved to Colorado Springs from 2011-15. She found the transi tion to Colorado Springs an easy one but missed Kwajalein and its simplicity. in the hobby shop making her popular walking her dog Pike, or beachcombing. Laura and her husband Stephen recent ly celebrated 35 years of marriage and have three children: Sarah, Robby, and Julie, who grew up on Kwajalein. U.S. Army photo by Jessica Dambruch


8 TRUMP AND CLINTON VISIT KWAJ HIGH SCHOOL On Nov. 2 in the MP Room the Kwaja lein Jr./Sr. High School held a mock elec tion. A mock election is an educational event that teaches young students to be come informed voters. Mr. Fullerton, so cial studies teacher at Kwaj High School, has done this project for the past four elections. Various student committees help him with advertising, the produc tion of political buttons, facts about the candidates, and sources to seek out cred ible and reliable information. Chelsea Engelhard was the mistress of ceremonies who pumped up the crowd and introduced entertainment acts and candidates. To start the event, Reika Samuel and Jensyn Cole read essays, written in Ms. Newberrys English class, entitled Let ters to the Future President. Samuels letter dealt with her suggestions re garding how to improve the curricula of nations high schools. Coles letter in formed the president about her concerns regarding climate change in the world, Islands. Next, one group of students and one group of teachers had a lip-sync bat tle. The teachers sang the song, Proud Mary and the students sang the song, Honey Bun. Finally, the two primary candidates of the United States entered the room. Donald Trump walked down the aisle and Hillary Clinton followed, each with their respective secret service agents. ing the candidates hands. Trump and Clinton gave speeches as to why people should vote for them. Once the election was over, the two candidates stood by the door and shook peoples hands as they left the room. Students from the high school had to register to vote prior to the election. Later that day, students voted and Mr. Fullerton, along with a few students, counted the votes. Students and teachers in schools across the United States and on Ameri can military bases participate in the na tional mock election event. On Kwajalein it was a huge success. Not only did the students have a good time, but it was a great learning opportunity. Mr. Fullerton ended everything on an excellent note: An event like this isnt possible with out the help and cooperation of the en tire staff and administration. And then, of course, there are the students who take on all the various committee responsi bilities, provide fun entertainment, and take on the main roles of the candidates and their secret service entourage. It is my hope that student participation in this activity will lead them to be politi cally involved and vote in the future. TOP: Hillary Clinton enters the MP room trailed by Special Agent Ian Galbraith.; MIDDLE: Teach ers rock out and provide the entertainment for the Mock Election. BOTTOM: The candidates for American presidency, Donald Trump (Matt Nash) and Hillary Clinton (Megan Sok) gave speeches to gathered students and teachers. U.S. Army photos by Colleen Furgeson Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School Hillary Clinton: 72 votes-62% Donald Trump: 23 votes-19.8% Jill Stein: 6 votes-5.2% Gary Johnson: 15 votes-13% National Student/Parent Mock Election Hillary Clinton: 317 votes Donald Trump: 221 votes National Results Hillary Clinton: 47.67% of 125.3M votes counted Donald Trump: 47.5% of 125.3M votes counted


9 Q. Why is there a frequent shortage of items in Surfway? A. Last month we experienced a short age in produce and dairy. There are many factors that impacted this; how ever, we are working to proactively ad dress your concerns. We are in the pro cess of reviewing our existing inventory levels, to include those items that are purchased more/less frequently. Q. What can be done about con gestion at Ivey Gym? A. The Ivey Gym is designed for indi vidual use; however, working out with friends is allowed if gym etiquette is observed. This includes sharing the ma chines, wiping down equipment when 7 in the CRC is set up to accommodate and PiYo. Q. Is the wide variety of target au diences taken into account when selecting articles for the Kwajalein Hourglass? A. As an Army IMCOM publication, its appropriate to include the many differ issue in an attempt to capture the di verse community and rich history of the place we live. Q. What avenues are used to dis tribute the TV listings? A. Community Services is tracking the average volume taken from each location and adjustments are being made based on that data. Additionally, all movie and TV listings can be found on www.myafn. net. The PAO Nikki Maxwell has also be gun publishing the guide along with the electronic copy of the Hourglass each week. Q. Why are C-badge holders pro vided with free meals? A. C-badge workers are allowed access to the Kwajalein and Roi dining facilities at any time, however, they must pay cash if they dont have a meal card like the C-badge work ers that live on island. Certain C-badge holders are authorized meal cards in accordance USAG-KA regula tions and KRS procedures. bags emptied around the island? historical breeding cycles, these coun termeasures are set strategically around weekly and the trap bags twice per week in the areas designated as hotspots; otherwise, its a weekly replace ment cycle. These bags can hold up to Q. Can something be done to im prove the availability of food items in the dining facility (for example, replenishing the fruit trays on a continuous basis)? A. Additional staff have been added to the morning shift in order to have one staff member stationed by the salad bar at all times to ensure items are replaced and kept full as required. We have a run ner whose job it is to bring additional product from the kitchen to the service area as needed rather than remove the staff member stationed out front for this. Check out daily news and community updates Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Facebook page. For command information questions, please contact USAG-KA Public Affairs at 54848 or via Facebook at web address below. Kwajalein Range Services wants your feedback on how the garrisons 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 Hobby Shop and the Self Help shops. Click on the We Want Your Feedback icon on the USAG-KA-Web Intranet home page and type away. Hillary Clinton: 47.67% of 125.3M votes counted Donald Trump: 47.5% of 125.3M votes counted Thank you for your feedback!


10 WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOK WEATHER TRENDS: Thursday morning the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) started monitoring any area of convective activity la beled INVEST 96W that was located near 10.4N 171.5E, or 185nm ENE (060) from Kwajalein Island. INVEST area triggers the produc tion of specialized satellite and numerical model products for further monitoring. An INVEST area does not correspond to any particular likelihood of the system developing into a tropical cyclone. By Friday morning the INVEST 96W disturbance will be located about 200nm WNW of Kwajalein. We expect the Thursday night shower activity to be coming to an end mid-morning Friday. The northern portion of the atoll will experience more showers and risk of thun derstorms compared to the southern atoll. Winds will be becoming southeasterly Friday with showers with conditions generally improv ing through the day. The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is trending to strengthen over the middle RMI region during the weekend. This means Majuro, Ailinglaplap, and Juluit atolls will be seeing more rain activity again while Kwajalein is on the northern periphery of enhanced rain Sun day and Monday. The ITCZ is to remain around 6N latitude through next week keeping Kwajalein in ENE trade winds and heavier rain to our south. This generally means quick passing showers and generally sunnier conditions. CAUTION-OUTLOOK: Longer term outlook we are expecting a phen emona known as the Madden Julian Oscillation to pass across the ally weakens the easterly trade winds, even possible causing westerly winds, and increases the rainfall threat. This phenomena along with an establishing weak La Nina leads trends to above average precipita tion into December. 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 COMMANDERS HOTLINE HAVE SOMETHING THE USAG-KA COMMANDER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT? CALL THE COMMANDERS HOTLINE AT 51098 TODAY! Military Mail Addressed To/From MPS/USPS Recommendation Local Recommendation for shipping off-island Local Recommendation for ordering from off-island 1st Class Mail Letters and Postcards Priority Mail NOVEMBER 30 NOVEMBER 30 DECEMBER 09 Recommended Holiday Shipping and Ordering Dates LUNCH DINNER Sunday Baked Chicken w/Gravy Beef Pastitsio Vegetable Frittata Thursday Beef or Chicken Tacos Black Beans Mexican Rice November19 Chicken Alfredo Baked Ravioli Pasta Aglio e Olio Thursday Pork Pot Roast Chicken Veggie Stir-Fry Roasted Potatoes Friday Garlic Cheddar Chicken Fish Du Jour Rice Pilaf Friday Hamburger Bonanza Chicken Marsala Onion Rings Monday Grilled Turkey Reuben Sweet & Spicy Meatballs French Toast Casserole Wednesday Grilled Cheese Sandwich Sausage & Peppers Chefs Choice Entree Monday Kwaj Fried Chicken Meatloaf w/Gravy Mashed Potatoes Sunday Old Fashioned Pot Roast Fish Du Jour Boiled Potatoes Tuesday Pancake Supper Hawaiian Ham Steak Brown Rice Wednesday Steak Night Roasted Chicken Baked Potato Tuesday Grilled Chicken Breast Chefs Choice Entree Mac & Cheese November 19 Beef Pad Thai General Tsos Chicken Chefs Choice Veggies Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF Nov. 8


11 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED Visit USAJOBS.GOV to search and apply for USAG-KA vacancies and other fed eral positions. KRS and Chugach listings for on-Island jobs are posted at: Kwajalein, RoiNamur and Ebeye Dock Security Check point locations; outside the United 700 and on the Kwaj-web site under Contractor Information>KRS>Human Resources>Job Opportunities. Listings for off-island contract positions are available at Job Opportunity at KRS. Position: KRS Technical Writer II (Full-time). Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Experience: Minimum of 2 years of progressive Technical Writer tion: Experience with process facilita tor /documentation administrator or related to IT or Cybersecurity. Ability to obtain CAC Card & Network Access. Please submit your application to the Job Opportunity at RTS Weather Sta tion. Position: Administrative As sistant (Full-time). Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent. Experi ence: 2 years administrative experi ence. US Citizen/Permanent Resident Card required. This is an on-island position with no health/travel ben policy. For full details and to apply see Job ID: 446641. FOR SALE Handcrafted twin pedestal bedframe and mens Kwaj-condition green adult cruiser bike with large rear basket for sale. Available at Shell 205. Contact 54553 with questions or leave a mes sage. COMMUNITY NOTICES The Kwajalein recompression cham ber will be unavailable from Nov. 1016. During this period, recreational diving will be limited to a depth of 50 feet. Turkey Bowl. Sat., Nov. 12, 6 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Come out and show your bowl ing skills by getting a turkey! $2 for shoes, $2 per game. Adults Only Please. Planning a holiday party this year? Think you might need tents, tables, or chairs? Contact Community Activities to complete your reservations now and ensure equipment availability. Reser vations are already completely booked 5-3331. The Kwajalein Yacht Club Open Music Jam will be held at Residence #241. Sun., Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event is open to everyone! Bring your chair and cooler to enjoy an ocean side evening of music and fun. Contact Tim Roberge if you are interested in playing or singing. The Family Pool will be closed on Mon day, Nov. 14 until 2:30 p.m. for the KST Swim Meet. The Kwaj Art Guild is reaching out to the community for any artist or craft person that is interested in teaching an art or craft class. If you have a cre ative talent that youre interested in teaching please contact the Art Guild at and share with us what you would like to teach, provide your name, and the easiest way to communicate with you; (email, phone, FB messenger). Kwajalein Running Clubs 2016 Tur key Trot 2-mile prediction run will be Mon., Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. The public, visitors and walkers are welcome. Just show up by 5:15 p.m. at Emon Pavilion tion chit before the event. Please leave watches and electronics at home. Three imported frozen turkeys will be presented to the best predictors. Speed does not matter; just accuracy. or Linn & Ben H:5-1990. School Advisory Council (SAC) Public Meeting. Weds., Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. El ementary School, Coconut Room 29. zo at the Vets All Fri., Nov. 18. Special guest host Dan Fitzpatrick will try to Contact Neil Dye or Jan Abrams. Turkey Scramble. Sun., Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m. sign-in, start time at noon. Select and mark clubs 3 person teams, 3 clubs per player, 3 different formats (FL Drop Out, Better Ball and Scramble). $30 KGA members, $33 non-members. Nine holes, beverages on the course, food, prizes and awards. Mulligan sales $3 used for redo (anywhere) or to bor row a club. Find a turkey win a prize, closest to the turkey prize (you know that cant be a good spot). Email your team or contact information if you are looking for a team to carm1022@ya Wood Shop & Hobby Shop Member ship. Now through Nov. 19 at the Hobby Shop. Six month membership and renewals can be paid at the Hobby Shop. Individual and family plans avail able. This affords unlimited access during regular hours and a cubby for storage. If you have a cubby and do not intend to renew membership, please clean out your space before Nov. 19. For questions, call 5-1700. Kwajalein Yacht Clubs monthly meet ing is on Sat., Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m. at the Yacht Club. Happy Hour begins at 5:30pm, Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and Dinner at 7 p.m. POC is Ursula LaBrie 5-1951. Vets Hall Holiday Parties. HO! HO! HO! The holidays are coming dont ya know! Time to start thinks about your up so please book yours early. Commercial Vendors, all private sales, instruction, or services provided on-is land need to be approved as part of the Commercial Vendor program. Please complete the necessary paperwork prior to offering services or conduct ing sales. The approved list of vendors is post on the intranet. Food, hair and nail service are not permitted. Please call 5-3331 with questions. Holiday Timber Trees. Done with you pallet tree? Return any unused/un wanted supplies to the Hobby Shop for others to use. Looking for an extra bush, need an accent color? Shop the returned supplies. Be sure to register by Sat., Nov. 19. Scuba divers, snorkelers and under water enthusiasts, please be aware of coral within the Ski Boat area marked by colored ribbon and metal washers. These markers have been intention ally placed to track the success of coral relocation efforts from Echo Pier. Do not move or touch coral or markers in these areas. Safely Speaking: When completing the JSA remember to think ahead and try to keep the steps as simple as possible not to overbear the end user of the JSA. The more complicated the JSA the less of a chance it will be followed in the E-Talk: 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 possible. lights wherever possible. For Medical Referrals, Kwajalein Hos pital uses a pre-determined list of med ical and dental providers in Honolulu, Hawaii, on a regular basis. We serve a variety of customers who have differ ent insurance plans, including Aetna International, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna International, GEHA, Maritime, Tricare and others. It is the patients responsibility to verify and validate that their personal insurance plan is accepted by the Honolulu medical or dental service provider. It is also the patients responsibility to obtain an estimate for their portion of the cost of their care. The hospitals medical referral coordinator arranges appoint ments based on the local medical or dental providers requests. If you have found a particular preferred provider who accepts your insurance, please feel free to provide that name to our Medical Referral Coordinator, who will add them to the approved provider list. Thanks in advance for your assistance. Friday Eggs to Order/Quiche Bacon & Sausage Country Potatoes Sunday Pork Spare Ribs Turkey a la King Eggs a La Lucio Thursday Veggie Quesadilla Glazed Pork Loin Parslied Potatoes November 19 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 Baked Fish Egg & Cheese Sandwich Wednesday Chicken Parmesan Roast Pepper Steak Mashed Potatoes Sunday Italian Meatballs Fried Fish Marinara Pasta Monday Swiss Beef Steak Pork Adobo Brown Rice Tuesday Beef Machaca Chicken Enchilada Casserole Refried Beans Wednesday Carved Roast Beef Coconut Chicken Baked Potato Bar Tuesday Grilled Ham & Swiss Sandwich Roasted Turkey w/Gravy November 19 Corned Beef & Cabbage Pulled BBQ Pork Roasted Potatoes LUNCH DINNER Caf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF Nov. 8


12 JSA? When is one needed and how are they completed? A JSA is a Job Safety Analysis to complete a job safely. The easiest way to decide if you need to perform a JSA is to complete a LOHHI (Lo cal Occupational Health Hazard Inventory). The LOHHI is the KRS hazard Assessment and when completed it will indicate to you whether PPE is required or not. Should the answer to PPE be a yes, then a JSA is required and should be completed. A JSA should lists each step of the job, and the hazards associated with that task. The last step it to mitigate the hazard. When com pleting the SA remember to think ahead and try to keep the steps as simple as possible not to overbear the end user of the JSA. The more complicated the JSA the less of a chance it will Once the JSA is complete it must be sent to your Safety representative to be reviewed and signed. Once completed and signed it completing the task associated with the JSA; they must read, understand, and sign the JSA before commencing work. Here are out a JSA: -Read SPI-1446 located here. https:// dard%20Practice%20Documents%20 SPIs/Forms/All%20in%20order.aspx -Enroll in the JSA training course (SAF104) -Look at old JSAs to get an idea of what you may need. -Only list the steps of the job that have direct hazards. -Should you need assistance ask your friendly Safety Professional GO GREEN GO Go Green Go reigns supreme as 2016 Kwaj Womens Soc cer Champions. The ladies defeated Spartan Women, 2-1. Its not easy beating green. STANDING (left to right): Lynn Leines, Megan Ropella, Sarah Shultz, Jo anna Foster, Amber Martin, Kacie Wolverton, Christina Sylvester, Mon ica Perry, Stephanie Riddel, Amy Hansen, Donna Pippett, Coach Mike Turner; KNEELING (left to right): Masina McCollum, Jenny Cunning ham, Dorina Enes, Elissa Fiore, Bar bara Jeffery, Leimamo Wase; NOT PICTURED: Jessica Holland, Kim berly Waite, Jane Erekson, Taneka Hearne U.S. Army photos by Derek Finch KFC The mighty dudes of KFC brought their righteous winning combo down hard on the Kwaj Rejects, 2-0. STANDING (left to right): Stan Jazwin ski, Mason Norton, Michael Hinton, Shane Nez, Justin Smith, Brent Tumlin, David Armstrong; KNEELING (left to right): Curtis Wata da, Dave Ardrery, Javier Sologuren, Chris Baker. NOT PICTURED: Tommy Ryon, Brian Coombe, Rich Erekson