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The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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COMMANDERS CORNER CULTURE COUNTS COL. WISHES SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON P 2 WITH CRIS AND ERIC LINDBORG P 6-7 PUTS KWAJ IN FESTIVE SPIRIT P 4-5 SUITE TREE LIGHTING THIS WEEK In true Kwaj Christmas style, Santa Claus leads Kwaj kids from the Kwajalein Air Terminal to the Tree Light ing Ceremony, Dec. 3. Kim Yarnes

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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 Yokwe Team Kwajalein! I hope you were able to at tend the historic tree lighting celebration last weekend. The dancing and vocal performanc es by our youth and visiting band, Suite, were very impres sive. And, as usual, our talented Spartan Band was impressive as ever! Moreover, the Christ mas parade and arrival of San ta Claus means the Christmas This issue of the Hourglass contains many pictures from the Tree Lighting Ceremony and other recent events. Yet, there is more holiday fun coming this weekend with the island contest Light Up The Night on Saturday, Dec. 10. There will be festive bev erages provided by Spartan Expresso, arts and crafts ac tivities and an opportunity to vote for the best decorated home participating in the contest. Last week, Command Sgt. Maj. Rawlings and I attended the Installation Management Command Garrison Com mander Conference in San Antonio, Texas. It was a great opportunity to meet with all of the other 75 garrison commanders and command sergeants major that come from all over the world. More importantly, it provided the commanding general of IM COM, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, an opportunity to provide us guidance on installation man agement and share his com mand priorities. Youll be glad to hear that his highest prior ity is infrastructure. I assure you that we have a solid plan here to get our infrastructure on Kwajalein back on track; and seven years. Another key topic discussed at the confer ence was the internal reor ganization of some of the U.S Army Garrisons housing four star functional headquarters. This effort is aimed at improv ing the readiness, training and sustainment missions of U.S. mainland installations, and it will not affect installations in However, there have been some internal island changes recently in the community. After years of degradation to the support beams, it was time for the non-potable water tower next to the Zamperini to come down. Hats off to Tom Lester and his amazing team for a job well done. Bringing a tower of that size safely down is no easy accomplishment. Of note, with the new year comes a new commanding general of the U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command. After almost three years in command of SMDC, Lt. Gen. David Mann will retire and transition to a much deserved new chapter in his life. He has been a great advocate for all of us in the community, and he will be missed. The Kwajalein schools winter break begins Friday, Dec. 16, which means there will be an increase in the number of kids riding their bikes and crossing the street in the middle of the day. Please watch for these young pedestrians, and observe the posted speed limits. We have had several vehicular accidents lately, and many involved scooters. I realize it is easy to become overly golf cart, but please dont underestimate the potential hazards. It was not too long ago that we had a fatality as a result from a golf cart acci dent. I ask you to please use caution while driving and to maintain situational aware ness of your surroundings at all times. And remember, you can get a DWI while op erating a golf cart on Kwaj. Lets have a safe Christmas season! Lastly, many of you are planning to travel this holi day season to visit family and friends on the mainland and around the world. If you are leaving Kwajalein and RoiNamur this month, I wish you a safe journey and many great experiences with your loved ones. For those of you who are staying on island this to celebrate the season that is meaningful and memorable for you. Whatever your plans, Hap py Holidays and Ill see you around the island! Kommol Tata! Col. Mike Larsen

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3 EOD UXO DISPOSAL OPERATION FOR DEC. 14 EOD will conduct disposal operations at Roi-Namur UXO Disposal Site from approxi mately 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Dec. 14. The area will be off-limits until the operation is complete. Thank you to all of the departments, groups, and individuals who contributed to making the 49th Annual Santa's Arrival & Tree Light ing Ceremony a wild success. It really takes a village to make this happen! Midori Hobbs Vendors Aluutiq Airport Staff Danny Barthle Tim Roberge Fr McCormick Pastor Munson QOL for sponsoring the band and new Christmas tree Community Activities Crew Hobby Shop Staff Public Works & Planning Buildings & Grounds Construction Shop Fire Prevention Electricians Automotive Performers Thumbs up and thank you to the Public Works department for their excep tional support and effort with this years Tree Lighting ceremony. Tenille De Mello THUMBS UP U.S. Army photos by Kim Yarnes

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4 KWAJ CELEBRATES HOLIDAYS WITH NIGHT LIGHTS AND SUITE TUNES Downtown Kwajalein rocked around the Christmas tree with at the 49th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 3. Festivities kicked off with the arrival of Santa Claus at the Kwajalein Air Terminal. Santa was greeted by chil dren, parents and reindeer helpers clothed in red and green. He ascended to his was accompanied by the se nior class of Kwajalein Jr./ Sr. High School, who tossed candy to throngs of kids who chased them all the way from the air terminal to Kwaja lein's downtown square. At the behest of Col. Mike Larsen, Santa and the se niors hit the big red button on a lighting ignition device light two holiday trees. Island residents enjoyed special Christmas musical pieces played by the bands of Kwajalein Schools under the TOP: Kwaj kids and helpers accompany Santa to the Tree Lighting; LEFT: Mia Karlsen checks a stocking for treats; ABOVE: Micah Hinton goes for treats as he and Kwaj kids follow Santa to the Tree Lighting Ceremony; RIGHT: Santa and his helpers are spotted by excited youngsters on their way to the Ceremony. direction of Kyle Miller. The bands were followed by per formances by the Rikatak dancers, Karen Bradys Tiny Dancers and Michelle Huwes golden dance team. The crowd enjoyed the soul ful singing of the Jam Broth ers: Auguston Lelet, Devante Floor and Dash Alfred. And the evening drew to a close with Minnesota band Suite delivering a high-energy set of current and classic tunes. Many Kwaj residents also paid a special visit to the Kwajalein Dive & Bike Shop shopped at food and vending stations downtown and took in the lights and sights. At the end of the evening, a beautiful holiday palm tree and traditional Christmas tree, decked in lights and sur rounded by small pallet trees, swayed in the breeze over partygoers. The Christmas season had come to Kwaj. U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch U.S. Army photos by Cari Dellinger

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5 TOP: Ri'katak dancers and Michelle Huwe's golden dance team delight Kwaj audiences; MIDDLE: Jam Brothers serenade downtown with a medley of traditional carols; Karen Brady's Tiny Dancers prepare to perform; BOTTOM: The musicians of Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School bands treats listeners to favorite holiday tunes. U.S. Army photos by Kim Yarnes and Jessica Dambruch

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6 HOURGLASS INTERVIEWS Cris and Dr. Eric Lindborg share a photo in the Marshallese Cultural Center during a trip to Kwajalein, Nov. 15. Jessica Dambruch: What was your initial vision for the Marshallese Cultural Center? Eric Lindborg: We had a building [thanks to Host Nations funding] but they were really not sure what they were going to with it. The concept was not [originally for] a museum. Cris Lindborg: The Yokwe Yuk Womens club began talking, and it was clear that it was a lot of work with no clear mis sion. We started collecting things here on island and in the Marshalls. And of course from there it grew. The Center was open in 1997, but the big opening was 1998. The RMI govern ment was there. Traditional leadership was there [and] the colonel; it was a big event. From then on we formed the Mar shallese Cultural Society that partnered with USAK. They gave us some funding to operate. We found out there wasnt much writ ten about the Marshall Islands history and culture except through people who visited and did their studies. Aside from the pics and displays, we were gathering a lot of ethnographies, a lot of informa tion; things kept evolving from there. The emphasis [in the displays] was to show a brief glance of some of the his tory and the culture of the Marshall Is lands. We used to have tours with the Ebeye students. For a while visiting the Center was part of the training for new employees. It was a great thing to bring them through, to gear them toward cul tural sensitivity, so they would under stand the history and the culture of the place they were living in. JD: The vintage photographs here re ally stand out. They are shots of every day life. You had mentioned your inter est was more culture and less political history. Tell us how about how you salvaged the images that would come to make up the DeBrum Photography Collection. CL: On one trip to Majuro I went to the Alele Museum. It was pretty active. And I was looking for the source of some old photos weve seen. They showed me some prints. I spoke with the director and the secretary of historic preserva tion. They allowed me to bring some to copy and to send extra copies back. We started with a few and found out they were original glass plates taken by Joachim deBrum. Joachim was the son of a Portuguese immigrant that had married a Marshal lese woman and started his business with copra. His son ended up being the photographer. These photos were taken from 1890s to 1930s and depict a tra ditional lifestyle in transition. We got permission from the deBrum family to bring the plates from the Alele Museum and digitize them here. Over 2,000 plates were scanned. At that time, Sue Rosoff [another Kwaj resident at the time] who worked at the Kwajalein Photo Lab had experience with glass plates and began to scan them at the lab. They were starting to deteriorate. We had to connect with the family, the Alele Museum, and USAKA to try to negotiate to bring the glass plates so we could scan them. We then got a grant from Australia to buy the scanning equipment and house it at the MCC. Sue would come as a vol unteer doing really high resolution scans. Eventually USAKA funded her full time to digitize all the plates. One set of the high resolution scans proof vaults with the USAG-KA archeolo gist. And those are the only two copies. I just found out the Alele Museum has from 2000-2005: over 2,000 plates. And theyre amazing. CL: And in the effort of digitizing it became obvious that we needed to col lect information to go with the photo graphs. We found out there had been a Peace Corps volunteer who had taken notes, catalogued then and gathered information about the pictures on in dex cards. So we got those and paired the scans with the cards containing information on the plates. We also had several other peo ple trying to collect more information. At that time, the oldest son of Joachim was still aliveLeonard deBrum. He was the keeper and the source of all this informa tion. It was a great effort. CL: When the project was completed, we ended up having a searchable database of all the information we had compiled. MCC has a copy, it seems that Alele lost theirs. We distributed it to the univer sities. We were limited by an agreement with the family over what we could do with that. We were negotiating an agreement to post them online, but it never happened because it didnt get approved before we left. But that was the ultimate idea, to have the database posted online. JD: So anybody could see it. CL: Anybody. JD: That would be great to have avail able as an open educational resource. CL: Its still a very political thing, with the Marshallese. The knowledge is so valuable. Cris and Dr. Eric Lindborg lived on Kwajalein for 27 years. Their deep and abiding respect for Marshallese Culture has led them to found the Kwajalein Hospital Diabetes Clinic, Manit Day celebration, the Marshallese Cultural Society and Marshallese Cultural Center, a col laborative educational outreach project sourced with the help of friends, communities and families within the atoll. During an interview with the Kwajalein Hourglass during a return visit to the island last month, the Lindborgs discussed their thoughts on cultural preservation and a precious collection of historical photographs currently on display at the MCC.

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7 EL: One of the real substantial accom plishments of the cultural center was the scanning and the documentation of those photographs. They were captured at still some point of deterioration but theyre there for posterity with some in formation associated with it. On the subject of the things that en dure and the things that do not ... there are the two gravel areas out front [of the ended up actually building two tradi tional huts. C L: A traditional village EL: With materials] from the outer is the sides, as well. It was fascinating to see how it was done. We had not really tuned into the issues of maintenance, and two years into their existence a storm came and blew them over. It was too much ef fort to rebuild and maintain them. CL: But we built it twice, though! We brought a team from the outer islands. We worked very closely with the Iroij/ Sen. Michael Kabua, the grand chief. Hes the one that leads the jobwa dancers. EL: He ended up loaning many family heir looms and some of his family photographs. CL: Kabua is really interested in Mar shallese culture. He supported the cul tural center from the start, including the effort with the deBrum photographs. Thats why we were able to talk to the people who were in charge. JD: challenge to display or collect, apart from the plates? C L: Not really, many items are on loan, like the WWII collection. JD: How about the drekka-in-nin, in the case, over here at the MCC? CL: Thats a very valuable family piece. Its the pounder. Its made from the clam shell. And its the pounder that women such as hibiscus, coconut and pandanus. These are family heirlooms. They go from mother to daughter. And of course they dont make these tools anymore; so it is even more valuable now. EL: [Pointing toward a photo on the wall of the MCC] ... Thats one of the classic deBrum photos right there. CL: Where you see the woman pounding the pandanus. I dont know what theyre using now, but it would be interesting to see what they are using in the outer islands. So thats a really valuable thing. JD: What does a center like this need to grow in the future? EL: To maintain a real strong link with Marshallese community and leadership, sense whats important to them and draw them in in terms of participation. Beyond that, you need to have a clientele and outreach, a constituency to support and enlighten. Ideally, have people in the community here, who are supportive. You need USAG-KA leadership and sup port and connection with the Alele folks. At one point there was an exhibit ex change between Alele and the Marshal lese Cultural Center. It was an opportu nity to [share] something new. JD: Youre talking about, long-term edu cation and outreach. CL: That was the whole emphasis. I think thats wonderful, that somehow this little bit is being carried on. We used to have another thing. Wed bring the je pta dance groups from Ebeye. It was usu ally right before Christmas, and we had a huge performance of how they celebrate Christmas in the Marshall Islands. A lot of people come here and they never go to Ebeye. They dont have any idea, but there is a real vibrant, wonderful com munity there. JD: What was it like to work with the womens groups here and in the outer is lands on the health monitoring trips and as you put the museum together? CL: We had a lot of contact with the women. There was a huge exchange be tween the womens clubs and the Yokwe Yuk Womens club, a lot of cooperation back and forth. We established a really good link. Some of those women lead ers were working toward trying to get a mammography machine, trying to help people get screened. JD: Do you think the matrilineal aspect of Marshallese society here helped at all in putting this together? CL: Oh yeah, the women are the mov ers and shakers. Anything thats going to happen here, its the women that usually make it work! EL: The culture that is here is not the culture of a closely packed urban com munity. Its a culture of several families, probably several hundred people, liv ing on an atoll, living off the land. Thats very different from wandering down the streets and wondering what youre go ing to do next. Traditionally islanders were attached to living off the island, and off the sea and were very much attached to a natural en vironment. The majority of folks now are part of a kind of work environment. I was thinking aloud with Cris, what is the Marshallese culture now? We could end up saying some of it is church, some of it is the family obligations. The business ing for birds to an outer island. Thats not the Marshallese culture these days. CL: Not the majority. EL: Of course; my great grandparents were farming with horses; so neither is that our tradition. How do you balance main tenance of the traditions in a meaningful way, and move forward to creating new ones that are your own? Places like this. Cris can account, time and time again, of some of the Marshallese youngsters who have come in and said, Ive heard about that person! But theres no book in which theres a picture. They dont have any family photographs or things along that line. This provides a visual, and then it expands to aspects of their history and culture that they dont get at home. JD: Are there restrictions on printing these photos in the deBrum collection? EL: There is an agreement between MCC and the deBrum trust to reproduce the photos, but the issue is more about dis tributing them on a larger basis. JD: Were here now in the Second Com pact Agreement. What would you hope to see the center do as it moves forward? CL: The thing about Kwajalein is, you re alize how impermanent it is. We hoped that it would continue and we are so en couraged that it did and that it is still up and maintained. We are happy with that. We would like to see it be more avail able to the Marshallese. That really was a big focus for us. Theres nowhere else like our center in the Marshall Islands, even in their own museum. Although it is doing better now, theres not as much information available for them to see and look at. NOTE: Usage of "USAKA" and "USAG-KA" consistent with historical references.

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8 SELFIES WITH SANTA AT KWAJ LIBRARY Santa Claus has a busy schedule. He ar rived just in the nick of time to light the holiday palm tree during the Downtown Tree Lighting Dec. 3. On the morning of Sunday, Dec. 4, children and families vis ited Santa in the Grace Sherwood Library to share their hopes for holiday gifts. Despite the 75 degree weather out side, Santa dutifully wore his classic red and white suit and received his guests in a large gingerbread house erected in the library by Community Activities' Al ison Sok and Phaylina Taganas in honor of his visit. The afternoons festivities included crafts, candy, crying kids and a visit from the Kwajalein Fire Departmentno safety as he visits local homes. ABOVE: Taruru Naut and young library patrons personalize stockings at a crafting station; TOP MIDDLE: Aaron Lescalleet and Wylie Savage visit Santa; TOP RIGHT: Caleb Baker decides Santa Claus is an alright kind of guy; BOTTOM RIGHT: You're never U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch

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9 TOP, LEFT TO RIGHT: A festive Grace Sherwood Christmas tree reminds visitors that books are presents that can be opened together at the library before visiting Saint Nick; BOTTOM, CLOCKWISE: Heather and Ellie Miller make stained glass window crafts; Santa and a local family strike a Christmas card pose; Santa delivers a candy cane to a happy visitor.

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10 WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOK WEATHER TRENDS: The Intertropical Convergence Zone is now located along 3-4 North latitude, well South of Kwajalein. The transition to the dry season has come a few weeks early. The subtropical high pressure system is established creating a broad area of sinking air north of Kwajalein, extending from Guam to nearly Hawaii. Sinking air becomes drier and even though this is the feel quite so hot outside, especially with the breeze. We are not expecting much to change in the current pattern over the next 7 days. Moderate ENE trade winds will persist from 1217 knots. We expect slightly higher shower coverage over the atoll Saturday night and Sunday morning. However, even that will cant rainfall. There are hints of the trade winds increasing to near dence is low as not all indicators agree. CAUTION-OUTLOOK: The week La Nina, or cooler sea surface temperatures along the equator, has peaked and we will transi tion to an ENSO neutral period. This supports a trend of stronger than normal easterly trade winds for December back to near nor mal trades and precipitation in January and February. FINAL 2016 BOWLING STANDINGS 1st Place Bowling Thunder! 2nd Place The Replacements 3rd Place Shine My Ball ABOVE: Bowling Thunder teammates John Maxwell, Nikki Maxwell, at the close of the 2016 Kwaj Bowling Season. LUNCH DINNER Sunday Baked Chicken w/Gravy Beef Pastitsio Vegetable Frittata Thursday Beef or Chicken Tacos Black Beans Mexican Rice December 17 Chicken Alfredo Baked Ravioli Pasta Aglio e Olio Thursday Pork Pot Roast Chicken Veggie Stir-Fry Roasted Potatoes Friday Malibu Chicken Sandwich 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 Mashed Potatoes Sunday Old Fashioned Pot Roast Fish Du Jour Boiled Potatoes Tuesday Pancake Supper Hawaiian Ham Steak Vegetarian Saute Wednesday Steak Night Roasted Chicken Baked Potato Tuesday Grilled Chicken Breast Chefs Choice Entree Mac & Cheese December 17 Beef Pad Thai General Tsos Chicken Chefs Choice Veggie Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF Dec. 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 COMMANDERS HOTLINE HAVE SOMETHING THE USAG-KA COMMANDER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT? CALL THE COMMANDERS HOTLINE AT 51098 TODAY! U.S. Army photos by Thompson Tarwoj

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11 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS SCHEDULED COMMERCIAL INTERNET OUTAGE, DEC 27 JAN 4 Friday Fish & Chips Corn Beef & Cabbage Toad in a Hole Sunday Roasted Cornish Hen Fish Florentine Ham & Cheese Quiche Thursday Char Siu Pork Sandwich Beef Stir-Fry Veggie Fried Rice December 17 Meat Lasagna Spaghetti Marinara Cheesy Garlic Bread Thursday Fried Chicken Beef Pot Pie Mashed Potatoes Friday Tuna Casserole Yankee Pot Roast Vegetable Medley Monday Beef Fajitas Chicken w/Orange Sauce Breakfast Burrito Wednesday Beef Stew Corn Dogs Italian Greens Sunday BBQ Pork Ribs Roasted Chicken Baked Beans Monday Jambalaya Cajun Roast Pork Mashed Potatoes Tuesday Fried Pork Chop w/Gravy Chicken Curry Mashed Potatoes Wednesday Roast Beef Herb Baked Fish Corn on the Cob Tuesday French Dip Sandwich Grilled Chicken Breast Ranch Style Beans December 17 Asian Style Pork Roast Teriyaki Chicken Potato Wedges LUNCH DINNER Caf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF Dec. 7 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. LOST AND FOUND One Amazon Fire tablet, 10.5 and one blue personal size cooler. Left Dec. 2 at Emon Beach Pavilion. Please call if found, 5-1725. COMMUNITY NOTICES Live Christmas trees still available for pre-purchase. Stop by the High School Questions? Call 5-2011. Package Delivery Service. Automo tive services is offering a package de through Dec. 23. A delivery sled and elves will be available during all pack age 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 pack age 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 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. Bargain Bazaar Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Now through Dec. 12. Accepting new and gently used childrens toys. Drop box locations are high school & Bike Shop, KRS Finance Bldg. 702 or donate from home Mondays, 9-11 a.m. Questions? Contact Shelly Day at 5-2680 or Alexie Mcelhoe at 5-2630. Light Up The Night Tours. 6:30-9 p.m., Sat., Dec. 10 at the High School MP Room. 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. CYSS Youth Sports: Baseball/Tee Ball Season Registration Open Dec. 11-Jan. 15. Season Dates: Jan. 24-March 9. Cost is $45.00 per player. Open to all CYSS Youth Kindergarten-Grade 6. For regis tration info, contact the Central Regis tration, Building 358 at 5-2158. Ques tions? Contact Mamo Wase at 5-3796. Roi Island Christmas Party Potluck. Dec. 11 at the Outrigger. Bring a dish to share! Karaoke. 8 p.m., Sun., Dec. 11 at the Ocean View Club. Must be 21 years of age or older. Questions? Call 5-3331 or 5-2828. Kwajalein Running Clubs 35th Annual Paupers Marathon & Relay. Mon., Dec 12. Meet in front of the Youth Center. Hobby Shop Holiday Open House. 6-8 p.m., Dec. 14. Please join us for an evening 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? Call 5-3601. Mic Shop Special Holiday Hours. 4-6 p.m., Dec. 16 and 5-7 p.m., Dec. 23. Quizzo. 7:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 16 at the Vets Hall. Special guest host Cliff Pryor will host the last Quizzo of 2016! Ques tions? Contact Neil Dye or Jan Abrams. Roi Pallet Tree Judging. 5:30 p.m., Dec. 17 in front of AFFES on Roi. Vote online for the best tree! Jingle Bell Fun Run. 5;30 p.m., Dec. 17. 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. 6:30 p.m., Dec. 18 at Emon Beach. Pools and Beaches Winter 2016 Hours (Dec. 20 Jan. 2). Millican Family Pool: 1-6 p.m. Weekdays and Sunday; 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Monday; Closed Thurs days and Christmas Day. Emon Beach: 12:30 3:30 p.m. Tues. Sun.; Noon 4 p.m. Sun. Mon. (beach not guarded Christmas Day). Adult Pool: Open 24/7 (buddy swim recommended). 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. 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. PASSPORTS ARE IN! If you renewed/applied for passports, please stop by the USAGRoom 133, to claim passports, Tues. to Sat., 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applicants must bring old passports at time of new passport pickup.

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12 1. Angle Grinder 2. Lathe 3. Drill press USAG-KA SPORTS Volleyball RESULTS LAST WEEK NOVEMBER 30 Serves Up d. Attackers 14-25/25-19/15-8 Nation White d. Blacksmiths 17-25/30/29/15-11 Spartans I d. Thats What She Set 25-13/25-23 Mon Kubok d. Corder Pounder 26-24/25-23 DECEMBER 1 Posers d. Ohana Koa 25-19/25-10 Wildcats d. Freshmen 25-11/12-25/19-17 Wolfpak d. Sets on the Beach 25-17/25-13 Dazed and Confused d. Sideout 25-17/20-25/15-2 DECEMBER 2 Attackers d. Blacksmiths 25-22/14-25/15-13 Nation White d. Serves Up 25-17/25-17 Thats What She Set d. Corder Pounder 25-22/25-13 Spartans I d. Mon Kubok 25-19/25-17 DECEMBER 6 Posers d. Freshmen 25-10/25-11 Wildcats d. Ohana Koa 22-25/25-17/15-3 Dazed and Confused d. Sets on the Beach 17-25/25-11/16-14 A Motley Crew d. Sideout 26-24/25-16 A LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Corder Pounder 1 7 Mon Kubok 2 6 Thats What She Set 6 1 Spartans I 6 1 B LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Wolf Pak 3 4 A Motley Crew 6 1 Sets on the Beach 2 6 Sideout 2 5 Dazed and Confused 5 2 SCHOOL LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Posers 9 0 Wildcats 5 4 Ohana Koa 4 5 Freshmen 0 9 Nation White 4 3 Serves Up 3 4 Attackers 6 1 Blacksmiths 1 6 When Not To Wear Gloves Our hands are involved in al most everything we do, from the work of construction per sonnel maintaining our facili ties, to mechanics working on our QOL scooters, to even in writing this Safely Speaking ar ticle. It is inevitable that we will use our hands to work through out the day. Most of our hand move ments are completed without any direct thought or out of repetition; and the safety of our hands is an afterthought. We have all been reminded that gloves can keep us from get ting cut or burned on the job. But what about someone tell ing you to remove gloves for safety? Gloves can be dangerous if worn around rotating parts; this type of equipment can catch gloves and pull your hands into machinery, result ing in severe injury or amputa tion. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics injuries to the hand account for 23% of the workplace injuries. When us ing rotating equipment keep in mind the type of work you are doing and recognize when a po tential glove hazard exists. Lets look at the following examples and decide if you should wear gloves. 1. Should a worker using an an gle grinder? Gloves or not? Yes! Both hands should also be on the grinder at all times: one hand on the grinder itself, and one on the stabilizing han dle. 2. A worker is using a lathe to turn a piece of wood. Gloves or not? No! Lathes are known for catching gloves and causing in jury. 3. Should workers wear gloves when using a drill press? No! A glove may get caught on the chuck or bit and cause serious injury. As we can see there is an ap propriate time to wear and not to wear gloves for safety. This safely speaking topic has also added a video for you to watch to show the dangers associ ate with gloves located on the EH&S web page. Should you have any ques tions as to when you should or should not, please contact your friendly safety professional.