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The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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TEEN TOWN HALL KWAJ 4H SAVES LIVES GIVES LOCAL YOUTH A VOICE P 2-3 IN TRAINING WITH EMS P 10-11 OF ZAMPERINI THANKSGIVING P 4-5 BEHIND THE SCENES THIS WEEK Behind the scenes of Thanksgiving, Joshua Bokin prepares poultry for the fryer at the Zamperini Dining Facility Nov. 23. Jessica Dambruch

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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: usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.hourglass@mail.mil 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 COMMANDERS CORNER TEENS TALK ISSUES AT TOWN HALL Spear guns, summer jobs and drivers education were just a few of the topics discussed during the U.S. Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll Teen Town Hall, Nov. 10. Approximately 180 Junior and Senior High School students gathered for the assembly in the Multi-Purpose room. First, they watched a command video presentation covering some of the WWII history of Kwajalein, and its role in the U.S. military mission today. Then Col. Mike Larsen, commander of USAG-KA, showed some slides and discussed some Kwajalein history and outlined the mis sion for them. I want them to understand what their parents are doing here, and why this place is so crucial to our national secu rity and defense, Larsen said. I think our youth and its important that they grasp that. Larsen updated the teens on current issues and other topics brought up dur ing the last Teen Town Hall in the spring. The future of the Rikatak program is looking very good. We have many ad vocates who want to see the program continue and be funded, he said. Also, weve instituted the new First Boat, Last Boat policy so our Rikatak students can now come early in the morning and stay later after school for sports, projects and social events with their peers. Regarding recreation, Larsen remind ed the students about the B-boat license rules (must be 16 years old (with a BBoat license and parents consent) to rent a boat. Also, you must be 18 years old to rent a golf cart, have a valid U.S. and USAG-KA drivers license and be em ployed on the island. That topic lead to a discussion about drivers education. One student asked how they can get a U.S. drivers license if they live in the Marshall Islands. Unfortunately we do not have the resources here for a drivers education course, so you must plan that with your parents to take the test when you are visiting in the United States, Larsen ex plained. Can we get a Marshallese license in stead? asked another student. Some of my friends got a license on Ebeye. You still need to have an American li cense to drive here, and you cant get a USAG-KA license without it, Larsen an swered. This is for the safety of every one. One teen asked about the must be em ployed on USAG-KA rule to rent a golf cart. Some of us work part-time as life guards, but are there going to be more jobs for us, like at AAFES or Surfway? asked one 12th grader. Yes, we are looking into that for you to create opportunities for you to work after school and in the summer, Larsen said. We know it is a challenge for you to have jobs here because we dont have a typical town outside our gate for you to U.S. Army photos by Nikki Maxwell Col. Mike Larsen addresses student concerns at the USAG-KA Teen Town Hall in November.

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3 ABOVE: West Point cadets Kayla Carpenter and Andrew Maillet speak to Rikatak students following the USAG-KA Town Hall; "Great appreciation for the housing team on Roi. Not only were they able to return the pair of shorts I left in our room during our last visit, but they even came back with the large sum of cash that was in the pocket. You provide great service with the highest integrity and care for people. Thank you!" Jason Huwe Thumbs up to the Public Works Plumbing Shop Tony Janoski and Gary Bohning and out the mystery to the toilet issues at the Reef 1st Floor BQ. Way to go guys! The Residents of the Reef BQ THUMBS UP sidered. The next question was from a 10th grader sitting in the front row. Sir, can we have spear guns? the young man asked Larsen with a grin. For Larsen smiled and replied, Yes, you are allowed to have a spear gun, just please use it safely and with an adult. And dont bring it to school! The room erupted in laughter. Command Sergeant Major Angela Raw lings reminded the teens about the alco hol and tobacco rules, and consequences for their actions. Please respect yourselves, respect each other, and think before you do any thing that will jeopardize your future, Rawlings said. We care about you and want you all to succeed. Following the assembly, two visiting West Point cadets, Kayla Carpenter and Andrew Maillet, spoke with the Marshal lese Rikatak students about their educa tion plans and career goals. How many of you plan to go to col lege? Carpenter said as six students raised their hands. Have you thought about attending a military academy? Two hands remained in the air. Tell me what you like about going to school here, Carpenter asked the stu dents, and their conversation took off from there. Having a voice in our community is important for all residents of Kwajalein and Roi-Namur, and these kids always raise some interesting questions, Larsen said. Some of their points make us stop and think about how we can improve our process and make things better for them, and everyone else too. was held in April 2016. The meetings are twice a year, giving local youth the oppor tunity to meet with the USAG-KA com mand team during each semester.

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4 COOKING WITH KRS DINING SERVICES Jose Santiago Shift Supervisor at the Zamperini Dining Facility, lifts a sheaf of golden paper from a tabletop on a weekday before Nov. 25. It is a printed menu advertising Thanksgiving dinner specials that are already being prepared: a seafood bar, a cheese bar and tasty des serts. It is a tantalizing vision of food. Around him, that vision is under con additional tables into the close geometry of the dining hall to accommodate the estimated number of guests. Other staff hustle trays and weave decorative palm fronds around columns spiked with with purpose, like one machine. What they dont know is that weve been ordering this food months out, says Santiago. meeting on Thanksgiving Day at the Zamperini Dining Facility. The they he refers to are the dinner guests. Theres a lot of them. And they like cheese. And thanks to the dining ser vices staff, in two days, 790 people will Roi. Santiago examines the salad bar where mounds of delicious Longhorn ched dar will be available for consumption on Thanksgiving Day. Hes preparing a backup plan. If it doesnt come in time, we have to come up with something else, he says. Feeding 790 people dinner is a big job. Part of Kwajaleins character is found in stories about how we deal with food. So heres a food story about how dining services makes Thanksgiving. And this is where it gets good. The ex citing part really isnt whats for dinner (surprise, its turkey). Its not even how long it took to arrive or what it looks like on your plate. The magic is that this much food appears, without fail, every week. A typical dinner like Thanksgiving presents its own challenges to chefs worldwide, but consider everything that could go wrong in serving 790 guests in a day, and youll get a sense of the high stakes preparation that happens here. mation of foodstuff shipments, menus only go out one week before just in case. Many Zamperini staff are RMI citizens that tend not to observe turkey day. Depending on their shift, Thanksgiving chefs will begin working at midnight. Other staff will arrive for shifts between 4-6 a.m. to continue preparations. To day, most everyone here can expect a

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5 U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch twelve hour shift. The cooks working for Kathryn Jones, Dining Services Coordinator, mean busi ness. Many are seasoned Zamperini per sonnel and have perfected a choreog raphy to turn out meals in exceptional circumstances. And those circumstances are made of stainless steel. Beyond the salad bar are the secret compartments that are invisible to the daily diner: cold and dry storage rooms, upright coolers, the back of the hot bar, the triple-dunk dish wash ing station, multiple sanitization stations throughout the complex and a compac tor for handling leftovers. The kitchen is a small, small world. Joshua Bokin is his way to cold storage wheeling a cart of 15 turkeys past the gigantic mixer and two industrial soup tureens. An employee stops Santiagos prog ress through the narrow walkways to re port that one of the tureens is no longer working. It just happened, Santiago explains. Well look into it, but if we cant get it In a regular small-scale restaurant with a full-sized crew, tight prep spaces are expected. But all of the meat prep work for Thanksgiving all of itis hap pening on one consumer-sized cutting board in a tiny kitchen space. When its complete, a future dining facility in the Yuk Club will have a kitchen that is much bigger. But in the meantime, Kwaj has to eat. Santiago walks at a quick pace, ex pertly ducking around trays of food and clouds of hot steam as only someone who knows food service can do well. Plastic wrapped onions as barrel past him on a cart from a vegetable prep sta tion in a sealed bin. He pauses at the entrance of a room that is locked, as are all food storage ar eas, before we enter. All of this is going to be used for Thanksgiving, Santiago says. In two days this room will be empty. Waiting in the crisp air is a bounty: cit rus, potatoes, vegetables; food that will sink, in a day, into waves named break fast, lunch and dinner. But back to those onions. Zamperini has just six upright coolers in which prepped food may be socked away. When that onion bin is empty, or the lasagna runs out, the stocker embarks on a quest. They must travel a long distance from the kitchen via the footpath that runs between the Bakery and the dining facility to the storage and cooking areas. Yes, this happens even when its raining. In other words, by the time we line up with our plates and announce that there seems to be no lasagna, someone is on the return trip from the dark side of the Santiago says Zamperini is also miss ing a regular sous chef and butcher for kitchen coverage, and every time an onion bin goes empty, theres that long hustle to retrieve the veggies. But should a shift be shorthanded, Jones crew is the dining service. The staff may occupy many stations in a day according to the needjust in case. Santiago blinks. We head back to the kitchen of the Sunrise Bakery. We have four, he says. He points them out. These four standard stoves, with a traditional range and oven, are the only stoves used by the Sunrise Bakery, island catering services and Zamperini cooks. Now think back to Josh Bokin and the poultry cart. There are just four stoves, not just for all of that turkey, but for all the breads, desserts, pies, dinner rolls, baguettes, donuts, turnovers, biscuits and pastries. The baking crew arrives at 9 p.m. the night before and works until 5 a.m. the next day to accommodate the cooks be cause everyone here is four ovens that are never turned off. Picture the lines at lunch lines on the other side of this kitchen world, and the monumental effort of the cooks to ensure there is food stand in line for, out here in son proudly wove herself and placed on the red sash in the front window. Think of the gold menus on the tables that ad vertise not only the food, but the hope and struggle to ensure that, at the end of the day, if you hopped on a plane, turned at the equator, and landed on Kwaj, youd get a good meal. story. Its enough to make you hungry. Here are the hard facts on how much we ate this year. Its a lot to take in, so lets treat it like sports: Kwaj versus Roi. Thanksgiving 2016, and what a beau tiful day for a dinner! The Zamperini Diners defeated the Ravenous Roi Rats in the preliminary turkey trials, 67 birds to 11. The Rats gained an edge in the des sert round, but Kwaj trounced them, 8536, and thats just in pies. Together, the two islands consumed 175 pounds of po tatoesand a whole lotta cheese! Thanks to the cooks and staff, decorat ing and chopping, 790 people went home and complained about eating too much food. Thats a good problem to have. Its nearly time for a dining staff meet ing but theres one more question left. prepare in these kitchens? The shift supervisor thinks hard for a moment. Well, that depends, he answers.

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6 TOP: The ruins of the non-potable water tower lay in preparation for demolition near Brandon Field after the KRS team safely pulled the U.S. Army Photos by Jessica Dambruch Photos courtesy of U.S. NMCB 11 U.S. Army Photo by Jessica Dambruch

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7 U.S. Army photos by Nikki Maxwell

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8 ITS TURKEY BOWL 2016 attendance. This gallery includes a selection of pictures from the days events. U.S. Army photos by Kim Yarnes

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10 U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch EMS TRAINING HELPS KWAJ 4-H CLUB HANDLE UNEXPECTED EMERGENCIES RIGHT: Carmen Beguhn and Maliana McCollum assist unresponsive patient Penny Reed victim with a simulated head and neck George Seitz Elementary School was the site of seven accidents involving ju nior and senior high school students on the morning of Nov. 26. The good news: the emergencies were simulations de signed to train kindergarten through sixth graders in Kwajaleins 4-H Club how to respond to common injuries and emergencies. The 4-H Club and its training initia tive represents the combined efforts of Allysse Struhs, CYSS Director, Rachel Horner, School Age Lead Instructor and Carmel Shearer, Assistant Chief of Train ing for Kwajalein Fire Department to meet student interests in a practical and fun way. Students in the SAC program told us that they wanted to learn more about how to help others in an emergency, said Struhs. Supplies, time, resources and talents donated by volunteers from Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School, Kwajalein Hospital, local EMS and members of the commu nity to complete a themed experience, entitled Kid vs. Wild. Through October station, learned skills in administering During the event, students visited each of seven sites around the elemen tary school campus. Parents and EMS personnel guides at each scene used a script to prompt Club members to lever age appropriate action for each scenario. They assessed the cause of distress and worked through the processes of admin phone props, and stabilizing victims. The young participants stayed in the scene to perform the action necessary to help scene actors portraying victims. The actors also took their roles serious ly, feigning unconsciousness, answering questions about their pain levels. Can you tell me where you are? asked one Club member of an uncon scious skateboarder. Are you with me? Good! encouraged an EMT presiding over the scene of a skateboarding injury. Okay, check for signs of injury. Whats The EMS staff really enjoy working on this project, said Fire Chief John Finley. Many of them are fathers, away from their families, and this gives them the chance to help kids that are the same age as their own dependents. Asst. Fire Chief Carmel Shear agreed. We go for realism, she said. With the help of high school volunteers, Caro syr up, face paint, and EMS training makeup materials, she created realistic burns, scrapes, and blood to simulate what chil dren might see if they were to witness the aftermath of a playground accident. The training is invaluable, added Shear. We bring in much of the same equip ment and materials and set up training just like we do for EMS personnel. Ear lier during the month the kids visited the station to train to take 911 calls, also. We want them to understand what to do when these very realistic accidents happen, said Horner. We want them to be aware of what can happen, and how to help.

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11 THIS WEEK IN KWAJALEIN HOURGLASS HISTORY

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12 ARMY DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS By Jessica Ryan U.S. Army Installation Manage ment Command The Army is hosting its annual Digital Photography Contest to showcase the creative and artistic talents of the mili tary community. The contest, ran by U.S. Army In stallation Management Commands G9 Family and Morale, Welfare and Recre ation Directorate, is open to active-duty military members and MWR authorized patrons including families, retirees and Department of the Army civilians. Contest entries will be accepted from Dec. 1, 2016 through Jan. 31, 2017. According to the website, the contest encourages novices and accomplished photographers to capture their favor ite views, moments and adventures from all across the world. Participants can submit photos for the following categories: Animals, De sign Elements, Digital Darkroom, Mili tary Life, Nature and Landscapes, Peo ple and Still Life. Participants may enter up to three photos per category at the garrison level. All categories include monochrome and color photographs, according to the contest rules. for second place and $100 for third place. In 2015, there were over 2,500 en tries in the Army Digital Photography Contest. The entries represented 58 installations and included contestants from the Army National Guard, Army Reserve and non-Army installations. Participants may submit their en tries online at the contest website. For tional information, participants should contact a representative at their garri sons Army and Crafts center. Garrison information is located at: http://www. armymwr.com/recleisure/artsand crafts/locatefacility.aspx.For more in formation about the Army Digital Pho tography Contest, visit http://www. armymwr.com/digital-photo.aspx. U.S. Army photo by Kimberly Kendall

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13 HERO OF THE WEEK USAG-KAs Hero of the week is AAFES Store Associate Clorina Laik. If youre a regular shopper at the PXtra or Shop pette, Clorina has likely assisted you with purchases and pro vided courteous service during your visit. Clorina has a calming and amiable disposition which is especially appreciated during the busy holiday shopping season. When asked to describe the best part of her job, Clorina says she enjoys providing personalized customer service and help ing people. She enjoys getting to know customers and welcomes questions about the Marshallese language. Next time youre in line and want to improve your Marshallese, Clorina is more than happy to help. Clorina has worked on Kwajalein since 2006, has been employed by AAFES since 2014. Clorina lives on Ebeye with her six children (three boys and three girls) and in her free time, she is active at her church and spends time with family. MICRONESIAN SHOP HOLIDAY HOURS The Yokwe Yuk Womens Club Micronesian Shop will be open on the following dates in December: Mondays & Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5-7 p.m. Fridays: 4-6 p.m. (5-7 p.m. on Dec. 23) Join us right after the Tree Lighting Ceremony Sat., Dec. 3 for light refreshments while you shop! For questions, call the Mic Shop at 5-5023. POWER OUTAGE SCHEDULED The following facilities will experience a momentary power outage at 1 p.m. on Dec. 4 as technicians switch feeders. 101 High School Drama Storage 132 Sewage Lift Station 230 Sewage Lift Station 357 Environmental & Dental Clinic 361 Kwajalein Jr. Sr. High School 363 Corlett Recreation Center 364 Sewage Lift Station 365 Community Activities Center 1708 Low voltage panel serving MDA Dome 1721 Super Radot Station 1724 Camera Station BC-4 1740 Ivy Gym 1881 Kayak Shack 1890 Namo Weto Youth Center Qtrs. 150 164; 101, 103, 105, 106, 223, 225, 229; Qtrs. 203, 205, 207, 211, 215, 217, 219, 228; Qtrs. 116-A thru 116-F; 121-A thru 121-F; 138-A thru 138-F; 139-A 139-D; Qtrs. 122-A 122-F; 127A 127-F; 136-A 136-F; 137-A -137F; Qtrs. 128-A thru 128-F; Qtrs. 133A 133F; 134A 134F; 135A 135F; Qtrs. 185 thru 192; Qtrs. 126A thru 126E; 131A thru 131E; Qtrs. 177 thru 184; Qtrs. 118A 118F; 120A 120E; 123A 123F; Qtrs. 124A 124F; 129A 129E; 125A125E; Qtrs. 112A 112F; 114A 114E; 117A 117F; 119A 119E Qtrs. 165 thru 174 & 176. For command information questions, please contact USAG-KA Public Affairs at 54848 or via Facebook. U.S. Army Photos by Cari Dellinger

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14 WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOK WEATHER TRENDS: We experienced a few days of dry eastnortheasterly trade winds this past weekend. Now the Inter tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) has re-emerged within the mid-RMI region. This puts Kwajalein Atoll on the northern edge resulting in scattered showers for the southern atoll, but mostly dry condition in the northern atoll. We are expecting a repeat of this scenario. Widely scattered showers will remain in the southern atoll area into Friday. Then a surge in the NE trade winds develops for the weekend forcing the ITCZ southward in our area. Wind speeds could be near 20 knots sustained. Just a few isolated showers will appear on the weather radar during the week end with mostly dry conditions experienced across the atoll. Ocean wave heights will increase accordingly. The trade wind surge subsides Tuesday and Wednesday next week and the ITCZ move a little northward again. This will bring back wide ly scattered showers, mostly to the southern atoll. CAUTION-OUTLOOK: The month of November ends with 14.16 of rainfall being 3.09 above average. This leaves us about 10% below normal for the year after the El Nino related ist which is typically wetter climate for us, and which we expe rience. However, La Nina will be fading soon and which means a trend to average shower activity for December thru February. 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! Water: Our Most Valuable Resource Test Your Water Sense! Which of the Following Uses Less Water? A) Washing dishes under a running tap. ; B) Washing dishes in a fully loaded automatic dishwasher without pre-rinsing. The Answer is: B! To waste the least amount of water in the kitchen, operate your automatic dish washer only when its fully loaded. If you dont have an automatic dishwasher, gallons. WITH GREAT CORAL COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY Corals present within Kwajalein Atoll are protected by U.S. and RMI laws. Removing live coral from reef areas violates host nation laws. Help preserve the reef environment by not stepping onto live coral growth areas. Treat all underwater habitats and coral reefs with care by not damaging or dis turbing them. LUNCH DINNER Sunday Roasted Chicken Baked Ziti w/Sausage Eggs Benedict Thursday BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich Chicken Bechamel Roasted Potatoes December 10 Italian Sausage Sandwich Spaghetti Alla Caprese Garlic Bread Thursday Huli Huli Chicken Chefs Choice Entree Au Gratin Potatoes Friday Coconut Chicken Breast Fish Du Jour Roasted Potatoes Friday Hamburger Steak Mediterranean Chicken Parslied Potatoes Monday Sauteed Boneless Chicken Breakfast Pizza Herb Roasted Potatoes Wednesday Beef Stroganoff Chicken Caesar Wrap Parslied Noodles Monday Taco Bar Refried Beans Spanish Rice Sunday French Dip Sandwich Kwaj Fried Chicken Garlic Mashed Potatoes Tuesday BBQ Chicken Three Bean Chili Onion Rings Wednesday Steak Night Crispy Garlic Chicken Baked Potato Tuesday Sweet & Sour Pork Chicken Chop Suey Fried Rice December 10 Herb Baked Chicken Shepherds Pie Three Cheese Macaroni Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF Nov. 29

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15 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 www.krsjv.com. COMMUNITY NOTICES Live Christmas trees still available for pre-purchase. Stop by High School of tions? Call 5-2011. Artists and Crafters! If you have a cre ative talent that you are interested in teaching in an art or crafts class please contact the Art Guild at kwajartguild@ gmail.com and share your name, what you would like to teach and the easiest way to communicate with you; (email, phone, FB messenger). Kwajalein Hospital announces Urgent Care Fridays. Starting Fri., Nov. 18, walk-in, sick-call and same day ap pointments for primarily critical care issues will be accepted each Friday from 8:15 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Questions, please call 5-2224 or 5-2223. Package Delivery Service. Automotive services is pleased to offer a package ginning Dec. 1 and ending Dec. 23. A delivery sled and elves will be available during all package window hours of operation. Take your boxes to the van, count them with driver, provide your quarters number and well do the rest. Someone must be home to sign for and accept the package delivery. 2017 Golf Greens Fees and Locker Registration. Dec. 1 Dec. 31. Annual and Bi-Annual greens fees and locker registration now available for the golf course. Sign up now to ensure you will registration information, please call Derek Finch at 5-1275. Kwaj Pallet Holiday Tree Judging. Dec. 3-10. Take a tour of the island and vote online for your favorite tree at https:// www.surveymonkey.com/r/636QD9R. The Family Pool will be closed on Sat., Dec. 3 for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. 49th Annual Santa Parade; Kwajalein Tree Lighting, Dec. 3. Suite live perfor mance. Join us for an enjoyable evening downtown for a night of events. Food and treats will be available for sale. 5:45 p.m.,Santa arrives, Atoll Terminal; 5:45 p.m., Santa parade to downtown; 6 p.m., Tree Lighting Ceremony; 7 p.m. Light the Tree!; 7:15 p.m.; Downtown Festivities; 7:15 p.m. Suite live! (Band sponsored by Quality of Life). The Vets Hall will be closed Sat., Dec. 3, in support of the Tree Lighting. Be sure to join us Sun., Dec. 4, and enjoy the fabulous sounds of Suite. Doors open 7 p.m. show starts 8 p.m. Questions, call Jan Abrams 5-2112. Girl Scout Food Drive for Carlson Is land. Please visit the Girl Scout table at the Kwajalein Tree Lighting on Dec. 3 to drop off your canned food donation. The items will be included in a special holiday delivery to the ten families liv ing on Carlson Island. Check out our Facebook page for more information! POC: Carrie Aljure, 5-1897. Santa. Dec. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. En joy a visit with Santa, holiday crafts and more! Parents, please bring your cameras. For questions, contact Com munity Activities at 5-3331. Christian Womens Fellowship and Annual Ornament Exchange. Bring a wrapped Christmas ornament and join us for our monthly luncheon Sun., Dec. 4, at 12:30 in the REB (Building 671). Kwajalein Running Clubs 5th Monthly Fun Run for the 2016/17 season will be Mon., Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. The public, visitors, kids and walkers are welcome. Distance options for Mon. are 1/2 mile, 2 miles and 5 miles. Just show up near the Bowling Alley entrance. In the min utes before the run starts, we will vote for 2016/17. Questions? Call Bob & Jane H:5-1815 or Ben & Linn H:5-1990 Operation Deck the Halls. Roi Outrig ger, Dec. 7. The entire community is welcome to decorate the Outrigger for our Christmas party! Mic Shop Special Openings. Dec. 9, 4-6 p.m., Dec. 16, 4-6 p.m., Dec 23, 5-7 p.m. Please join us on Dec. 3rd after the tree lighting ceremony for light snacks while you shop! Bargain Bazaar Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Now through Dec. 12. Accepting new and gently used childrens toys. Drop box locations are high school of Bike Shop, KRS Financ Bldg. 702 or donate from home Mondays, 9-11 a.m. For more information contact Shelly Day at 5-2680, or Alexie Mcelhoe at 5-2630. Kwajalein Running Clubs 35th Annual Paupers Marathon & Relay. Mon., Dec 12. Runners can enter solo (run all 26.2 miles) or as teams of between 2 and 10 members. Teams are formed ahead of time by participants. To reg ister, contact Bob and Jane Sholar at 5-1815 by Sat., Dec. 10. For Kwajalein Hospital PCS Finance clearance, PSCing personnel should make an appointment one week prior to your PCS date by calling extension 5-2220. POC is Barbara Brigham. Light Up the Night! Decorate your house for holidays and enter to win cash prizes! Heres how: Call Commu nity Activities at 5-3331 to enter your Quarters. Last day to enter is Fri., Dec. 9. Decorate your quarters to be vis ible from the outside. Winners will be announced the following week. Cash prizes will be awarded! Light Up The Night Tours. Sat., Dec. 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m. High School MP Room. Come enjoy an evening of fun accom panied by food and snacks. There will also be crafts and goodie bags! Voting for houses takes place this evening. Fun for the whole family! Sponsored by Quality of Life in conjunction with Community Activities, National Honor Society, Student Council and Spartan Espresso. Roi Island Christmas Party Potluck. Dec. 11 at the Outrigger. Bring a dish to share! Hobby Shop Holiday Open House. Dec. 14, 6 p.m. Please join us for an eve ning of fun, food and holiday cheer. Come see how we can help you bring out your creative side! Everyone on the island is welcome! Questions? Call 5-1700. School Advisory Council (SAC) Public Meeting. 7 p.m., Wed., Dec. 14 at the El ementary School, Coconut Room # 29 Questions, please call 5-3601. Roi Pallet Tree Judging. Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m. in front of AFFES on Roi. Vote on line for the best tree! Jingle Bell Fun Run. Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m. Emon Beach Main Pavilion. Bring your bells (limited bells and jingles also provided) and get jingled up before heading out for an easy 2-mile run through housing. Scuba Santa Arrives at Emon Beach. Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m. Greet Santa as he ar rives at Emon Beach! Safely Speaking: Gloves can be danger ous if worn around rotating parts. With this type of equipment your hands can be pulled into the piece of machinery and severe injury or amputation can occur. When using rotating equipment keep in mind the type of work you are doing and recognize when a potential glove hazard exists. E-Talk: Incandescent bulbs and halo gen bulbs do not contain toxic materi als can be thrown in the regular trash. rescent lamps (CFLs) are considered household hazardous waste because they contain mercury. Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs contain phosphor powder. These types of tubes/lamps/ bulbs can be turned-in to Self-Help and will be forwarded to HazWaste for proper disposal. PASSPORTS ARE IN! If you renewed/applied for passports, please stop by the USAG-KA HQ Bldg 730, Host to claim passports, Tuesday to Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applicants must bring old pass ports at time of new passport pickup. Friday Greek Herb Chicken Pastitsio Lentils Sunday Sliced Roast Beef Eggs Benedict Sauteed Fish Thursday Fish Sandwich Cottage Pie Vegetable Quiche December 10 Philly Cheese Steak Wrap Roasted Pork Loin Braised Red Cabbage Thursday Roi Fried Chicken Swedish Meatballs Mashed Potatoes Friday Beef Tacos Chicken Enchilada Casserole Pinto Beans Monday Breaded Pork Chop Chicken Supreme Breakfast Frittata Wednesday Meatball Sub Bombay Chicken Vegetable Stir-Fry Sunday Pulled BBQ Pork Chicken Florentine Pasta w/Veggies Tuesday Thai Beef w/Veggies Chicken in Peanut Sauce Tofu Stir-Fry Wednesday Grilled Steak Chicken Fajitas Baked Potatoes Tuesday Assorted Pizzas Baked Ziti Cheesy Garlic Bread December 10 Sausage and Peppers Chicken Alfredo Pasta Provencal LUNCH DINNER Caf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF Nov. 29 Monday Roasted Chicken Short Rib Jardmiere

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16 USAG-KA SPORTS Volleyball How do you dispose of light bulbs/ tubes? Incandescent bulbs and halogen bulbs do not contain toxic materials can be thrown in the regular trash. cent lamps (CFLs) are considered household hazardous waste because they contain mer cury. Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs con tain phosphor powder. These types of tubes/ lamps/bulbs can be turned-in to Self-Help and will be forwarded to HazWaste for proper dis posal. If you have questions, please call Envi ronmental at 5-1134. RESULTS LAST WEEK NOVEMBER 29 Ohana Koa d. Freshmen 25-15/25-18 Posers d. Windcats 22-17/22-25/15-11 A Motley Crew d. Sets on the Beach 26-24/25-21 Dazed and Confused d. Wolf Pak 26-24/25-15 A LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Corder Pounder 1 5 Mon Kubok 1 5 Thats What She Set 4 0 Spartans I 4 1 Halogen and incandecent bulbs are examples of light bulbs that do not contain Mercury. bulbs that contain Mercury. B LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Wolf Pak 2 4 A Motley Crew 5 1 Sets on the Beach 2 4 Sideout 2 3 Dazed and Confused 3 2 SCHOOL LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Posers 6 0 Wildcats 3 4 Ohana Koa 4 3 Freshmen 0 7 Nation White 2 3 Serves Up 2 3 Attackers 5 0 Blacksmiths 1 4 Check out daily news and community www.facebook.com/usarmykwajaleinatollFor command information questions, please contact USAG-KA Public Affairs at 54848 or via Facebook at web address below. LOCAL GLOBETROTTERS SHARE SMART HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS The holiday season is in full swing and many island residents are gearing few travel tips compiled from communi ty members to help ensure happier days of traveling. Ensure you have the necessary travel documents including your travel orders and passport (dont forget to check the expiration). Consider registering with the State Department if traveling to a foreign country. fore heading to the airport. Pack your carry on liquids in a quart size baggy that is easily accessible. Take screen snap shots of reservation will be available even if your device isnt online. Make sure to stay hydrated and avoid salt. Wash your hands often! Prior to leaving island, make sure to put your mail on hold and pay your phone bill. When traveling with kids, these tips might help you and everyone around you a little happier: Bring something to help the child clear their ears. This could be a bottle, blow-up. Have a stash of new toys that are not opened until you are on the plane. Pull them out one at a time as a reward for good behaviorthese could be sur prise egg style or little presents. Stick ers, small cars, plastic dinosaurs, small stuffed animals). One Mom suggested handing your little one wet wipes when might be good advice for everyone. Bring the items your child would need to be comfortable and possibly sleep Pack a variety of snacksespecially those low on sugar and salt. Individual serving sizes or portions is snack sized zip locks will help reduce the potential for messes. Load a device with shows or apps and bring baby head phones.