The Kwajalein hourglass

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ART AND COFFEE GARRISON HOLDS MAKE CAFFEINATED COMBO P 4 EXCESS PROPERTY SALE P 2 TAKES REINS OF SMDC P 3 LT. GEN. DICKINSON THIS WEEK Property Department staff Patterson Nebo, left, and Simonson Fraser sort out furniture purchases during the Jan. 11-12 government property sale at the DCCB on Kwajalein. Jordan Vinson


2 U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch and Jordan Vinson 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 COMMANDERS CORNER GARRISON OPENS DCCB TO ATOLL RESIDENT S LOOKING FOR BARGAINS More than 100 residents of Ebeye, Gugeegue and other is lands headed to the DCCB building at west end of Kwajalein, Jan. 11, to hunt for bargains during an excess government property sale. Everything from washers and dryers, to large televisions, entertainment centers, lamps, recliners and even a foosball table were up for grabs. Most items were purchased at a discount of 95 percent their original purchase value. Sure, the scratch-and-dent items were by no means brand-new. But $20 for a clothing dryer or $17 for a TV set? That was a deal few atoll residents could pass up, and very few items, especially furniture, were left the following day. The sale not only cleared up needed space at the DCCB, but also put the sale items to good use, garrison property admin istrators said. There were a lot of smiling faces, because they had been an ticipating this sale for, I think, about two years now, one ad ministrator said Jan. 12. The smile[s] on their faces when they came through to pay for their stuff [was] just an overwhelming feeling for [our staff].


3 U.S. Army photo NEW SMDC COMMANDER TAKES REINS AT REDSTONE ARSENAL KWAJ MEET-AND-GREET WITH LT. GEN. DICKINSON Lt. Gen. James Dickinson assumed command of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Functional Component Command for Inte grated Missile Defense, Jan. 5, 2017. Commissioned in 1985 as a second lieutenant, he has held leadership positions, from pla toon leader, to commanding general of an Army Air and Missile Defense Command. He most recently served as the chief of staff of the U.S. Stra tegic Command, based in Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He was previously assigned as the director for test at the Missile Defense Agency at Redstone Arsenal, and as deputy to the in Lt. Gen. Dickinson was the commanding general of the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command at Fort Bliss, Texas, from July 2012 to March 2014, and he served as the command ing general of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Com mand at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, from August 2011 to July 2012. Additional command assignments include serving as the battalion commander with the 1st Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, 32nd Air and Missile Defense Command at Fort Bliss, Texas, where the battalion deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He also served as bri gade commander with the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Eighth United States Army in the Republic of Korea. Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, 11th Air Defense Artil lery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas, and Operation Southern Watch, J-3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.; chief of operations, G-3, later assistant chief of staff, G-3, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Bliss, Texas; chief, Commanders Initiatives Group, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea, Republic of Korea; and deputy director for operations, National Military Command Center, J-3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Ser vice Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Merito rious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist tion Badges. Lt Gen. Dickinson graduated from Colorado State Universi ty with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and from the Colorado School of Mines with a Master of Science in operations research and systems analysis. He later earned a masters degree in strategic studies from the United States Army War College. GARRISON OPENS DCCB TO ATOLL RESIDENT S LOOKING FOR BARGAINS


4 OLD STY LE, NEW ART AT SUNRISE BAKERY Kwajalein artists Angel Ale jandro and Donna Groth used artmaking techniques that are hundreds of years old to produce the large format prints and glass art on display now at the Sunrise Bakery. Fish Prints I love how much of Japa nese art revolves around na ture, and how the intricacy of nature can be expressed in a very simple style, Alejandro says of his minimalist philos tices gyotaku, (gyo, for bing). Its what he calls, the original Facebook post. This Japanese printmaking meth od was used in the mid-1800s catch or specimen. If youre a local creative gyotaku, the process goes like this: Paint a catch with sumi ink and lay it on a slip of rice paper. The result is an original copy that can be illuminated or embellished with colored inks and serve as proof of a catch. Alejandros works are each over two feet wide and stamped with a Japanesemade red woodcut that says Angel Art in Japanese. The framing was done locally by Kwaj resident Lynn Ezell. It is possible to achieve sim ple prints using many media, but to generate an authentic gyotaku print, the materials matter. The delicate suckers on the octopus prints tenta cles (seen at the bakery) are visible in an indelible splash of thin Sumi ink on a rough paper surface, rather than traditional rice paper. Alejandro explains his choice as the desire for a par ticular texture: I used taro paper because I thought the topus were both caught here on Kwaj. Alejandro says. Mahi-mahi are much relief in the scales of the print some detail, and not just a smudge of ink. Glass Arts Glass has been used in the decorative arts since 2755 BCE. The iconography and color of stained glass from the medieval era through the early 20th century estab lished stained glass windows I use various colored glass in different textures, such as glue chip, water, cathedral, and hammered, Groth says. I also use jewel pebbles and roundels. I cut all the glass pieces and then grind them had recently observed made their way into a window enti tled Heart on Fire, featured above. The center of the cross such a beautiful gift, Groth says. And it reminded me of how much God loves us. a modern art window Groth built for a friend. Now I want to put them in everything. I like the depth in them, she says. [My the morning sun was blind ing rainbow of colors in the morning. as a preeminent part of west ern art history. Witnesses to these works experience the cloistering effect of windows that reveal brilliant light but conceal the outside world. Though modern glass art ists draw inspiration from art history and observation, they all share in the labor-intensive process of designing and sol dering the intricate display of individual glass fragments, hangings and windows. Donna Groths faith is shapes and subject matter. Fifteen years ago, spurred by her twin sisters inter ests, she discovered glass. Now at work on three sepa rate window projects, Groth schedules glasswork around the naps of her inquisitive housecat. She enjoys the art of Richard Satava and re ceives help from local framer John OBrien to create the around her projects. Groth is drawn to roundels, or rounds, and the possibili ties that glass offers artists. U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch


5 USAG-KAs Hero of the Week is Kwajalein resident Melody eight years, Corder has helped whisk many garrison residents off island via United in emergencyor family-related circum stances. Her ability to navigate through the complex system of cancellationsall in real timecan make all the difference when folks need to rush back home. One resident, Terry Edel I had a family emergency and needed to get to Florida as with a layover in New Jersey. Apparently she didnt stop help ing after she booked my ticket, because after I arrived in San that had been delayed. Edelen continued: It wasnt until recently that I was able to verify who that United rep was. It was our own Melody Cord Thank you Melody for your work ethic, attentiveness, care and thoughtfulness in helping this weary traveler get to her desti nation as quickly as possible. HERO OF THE WEEK U.S. Army photo by Jordan Vinson OPENING NITIJELA SESSION HELD U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Mi chael Larsen and Command Sgt. Maj. Angela Rawlings joined U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands Kar en Stewart at the opening of the 38th regular session of the Nitijela in Majuro, Jan. 3. The opening session was attended by both RMI and foreign Republic of China/Taiwan embassy and the Australian Navy. During the session, RMI President Hilda Heine gave her state of the nation address, touching on issues ranging from the Compact of Association to improved government services in the archipelago. The Nitijela is the body of the Marshallese government that sets national policy and laws. A regular session occurs twice each year, and special sessions are held throughout the year as needed. U.S. Army photo by Mike Sakaio


6 It rusted apart. Popped. Wouldnt move, says Tony Ruiz, Postal work isnt only about mail. Its also about solv ing problems and meeting unexpected needs. As a deluge one of those problems occurred. The facilitys rolling metal freight door, sized to accept enormous pallets of postal freight No longer could the postal crew use a fork lift to hoist mas sive deliveries off semi-trailers and transport them into the lets of packages would need to be broken down and trans ported inside the old-fashioned way: a l elbow grease. What other choice did they have? For two weeks, on any given airmail delivery day, a 7,000-pound mountain of packages would be dropped off next to the facilitys jammed freight door, and the men and ing, they broke the pallets apart outside and schlepped pack ages by hand through the facilitys normal-sized dooryou only after that ordeal was completed could the crew begin sorting the mail. Fortunately, Ruiz says, hes got a great team, and with every crewmember pulling their weight, they were able to disman tle, transport and sort a full-sized shipment and not spend all night doing it. Because of the system we came up with, with everyone collaborating, it only took 25 percent more timethrough the door, through here, and then to process it, Ruiz says. and delivered 52,744 pounds of mail in the month of Decem bera lot of it via hand through that small door in the back of the building. Hows the freight door doing now? Perfectly, says Ruiz. Thanks to quick work by the Metal Shop crew, the door was Tearing apart and sorting mail deliveries is now a cinchor at least a lot easier than it was during those two weeks in De cember. U.S. Army photo by Jessica Dambruch WINTER SPORTS RAMPING UP Enrollment for the winter sports season has begun. Accord ing to Community Activities Sports Director Derek Finch, the Getting involved in sports is one of the best ways to meet new people, said Finch Jan. 6. The island has high school teams, co-ed teams and mens and womens teams. Theres no shortage of opportunities to play. Of course, its impossible to meet all these great people if youre stuck on the sideline with an injury or wishing youd brought the right gear, so plan to play smart this season, and prepare in advance. Here are a few tips to help you prepare you for a safe and healthy sports season. Drink Water Our winters in the atoll are, admittedly, warm. Though most sporting events and practices happen at night, when the tem perature has dropped, hydration prior to a game goes a long way. and going through all of it in one [soccer] practice, said Finch. Any physically demanding sport in Kwaj weather will deplete your physical system, so plan to tank up. Safety First Community Activities offers teams use of a limited supply of loaner gear, such as softballs and bats, but you are encour aged to invest in personal gear that is appropriate for Kwaj best. For instance, many a rainstorm has transformed Kwajs ers sports shopping list is proper footwear. Just remember the given sport. For example, metal cleats are not allowed in CA softball or soccer games. Have questions? Contact the CA Muscle Preparation If youre new to a sport, have experienced a former injury or have been something of a couch potato, be patient with yourself, and take the time to prepare your muscles for ex ertion. For those with concerns, it is recommended that you visit with Kwajalein Hospital prior to committing to a team. And go stretch, emphasized Finch. A basic stretch regimen and cardio routine during your off-season (Yes, off-season is rare for Kwaj sportsmen.) keeps up strength and energy lev els all year and keeps muscles limber. On-island evening yoga conscious people, but stretching should be a regular part of your daily activities. GOING POSTAL


7 FORMER SMDC HEAD REFLECTS ON CAREER By Jason Cutshaw, Space and Missile Defense Public Affairs REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama As he prepares for the next chapter in life, the sun will soon set on one Soldiers career. Lt. Gen. David L. Mann assumed command of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command in August 2013. He began his career in 1981 and on Jan. 5, he will bid a fond farewell after more than 35 years of service. Mann said when he arrived, he was very excited and very ally no higher level to command for air defenders than at US ASMDC/ARSTRAT, and while he dreamt about it, he never re ally expected that honor. Because of the complex nature of the command, Mann said knew he had a lot to learn. Quite frankly, I didnt know what I didnt know, Mann said. I knew a lot about the operational and tactical-level weapon systems we have for air and missile defense. Coming to this command and learning about the strategic forces and global missile defense platforms we have was huge. Learning the space side of the house has been one of the most important focus areas during the past three years, he added. Learning about the importance of space and under standing the Army is the largest consumer of on-orbit space assets is something Ive tried to share with our senior leaders. Mann also added that space is a new and critically impor tant domain the Army has begun to embrace. If you look at a brigade combat team, roughly 70 percent of our weapons systems rely on on-orbit space assets, Mann said. Space is a growth area and will continue to be so into the future. As we have been able to share the capabilities that we bring, we have seen a dramatic increase in demand for our capabilities, which is a good thing. In addition to executing our strategic mission, Mann said after taking command he focused on ensuring the safety and quality of life for the force. We have teammates and their families at Fort Greely, Alas ka, where it gets down to 50 to 60 degrees below zero, operat ing the nations only defense against intercontinental ballistic missiles, Mann said. Making sure they have what they need in terms of the mission and taking care of their Families has been a priority. For example, housing and medical support have been a major effort. We also have Soldiers, civilians and families in the Marshall we also wanted to make sure they have what they need to take care of their families, while at the same time being able to ex ecute their very sensitive mission, he added. We are asking folks to live in very austere, remote and challenging environ ments, its important to make sure they have what they need in terms of life support. After his many years of service, Mann had some advice for people thinking about serving in the military. To the young men and women who are considering joining the Army team, it is very important for them to understand the nobility and importance of the mission, Mann said. It is not your typical occupation, it is a lifestyle choice and they need to truly understand the importance of serving ones nation. I will certainly miss serving with the young men and wom en, both military and civilian, who serve our nation, he added. Those who serve in the military are part of a unique commu to appreciate unless you have lived in that environment. It is going to be tough. Besides leading SMDC at Redstone Arsenal, Mann has served in numerous command and staff assignments, both overseas and in the continental United States. Places he has served include Iraq and throughout the Middle East, Kosovo, Cuba, New Mexico, Colorado, Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, the Pentagon and others. He spoke of what the immediate future holds for him and his wife, Robyn. We are hoping to spend time with the grandkids, Mann said. We are also looking forward to staying here in Hunts we have come to where almost immediately we thought this place has retirement potential. The community leaders and people are so supportive, he added. I have lived on many military installations where the local community was very supportive, but this community takes it to a whole new level. People give from their hearts and it is very evident. We love it here, and we are going to stay. Growing up as the son of an Air Force pilot during the Cold and to serve his country. during the Korean War when they needed pilots. Although he only had a high school education, he applied for pilot training, military brat, I remember passing toiletries with my mother through a chain link fence to him during the Cuban Missile Cri said those who wear the uniform are focused on the mission and sometimes forget the strain military service puts on fami lies; moving to a new locations, making new friends, setting up a new household and putting children in new schools. They also have to live with uncertainty when their loved ones deploy, Mann said. home and how his wife has been beside him throughout his career and has been his foundation. ment to recognizing what is truly important in life, Mann said. Sometimes life is hectic because were focused on so many issues, but at the end of the day I can count on her to keep me grounded. U.S. Army photo


8 MARSHALLESE LANGUAGE BASIC GREETINGS Yokwe Hello Ej et am mour? How are you? Jokutbae Goodbye Bar lo eok See you later Jouj Please Aet Yes Jab No Emman Good Kommol tata Thank you very much Kin jouj Youre welcome Jolok bwid Sorry or Excuse me Eta in ... My name is ... Eok/am/kwe You CASE 1 Yokwe, ej et am mour? Hello, how are you? Emman, ak kwe? Elukkin emman. Im great. CASE 2 Jolok bwid, etam? Excuse me, whats your name? Eta in _______. My name is ________. Kwomaron ke jouj jiban io? Could you please help me? Aet. Yes. Kommol tata im bar lo eok. Thank you very much, and see you later. Kin jouj. Jukutbae. Youre welcome. Goodbye. SOLVING THE PLOT Kwaj residents Plot, the former foundation for the old water tower in front of Zamperini Dining Facility. That smooth, clean square of pave cated, lets examine some of the most creative possibilities for getting the most out of The Plot. Yet Another Skate Park Its a good idea to invest in the future of todays youth. We could use more space for those young people to shred and sun burn before heading out to mow the lawn. Local Greenhouse Plant a few benches, set up glass walls, and voil: a tropi and enjoyed by visitors over lunch. The supplies are only a few barges away. A Performance Space An open space for dance recitals, concerts, dance parties, games of human chess or an outdoor theater would be a change of pace for community members looking for another way to spend quality time with friends. As a use of the space as-is, this solution would also cost zero dollars. A Sculpture Park Garrisons worldwide showcase historic heavy artillery and airframes, but many also have modern art installations and statues dedicated to a celebration of local or regional history. Such sites become the focal point for public gatherings, local landmarks and offer visitors a convenient place for folks to capture commemorative photos. So heres an idea: A sculpture garden can offer the entire community a place to relax and ask each other meaningful questions like, This is art? and What is this supposed to be, anyway? Plus, it will be fun taking bets on how long the art will last in the windy season before it goes airborne. Das Kwaj Biergarten Imagine happy hour. Now imagine happy hour downtown with pretzelsand polka. We think its a decent idea, too. A biergarten would be a unique a respite after the heat of the day and could bring in revenue during the holidays as a rental space for company parties. Solo-Cow Dairy Farm Though there are few residents who enjoy cheese, Kwajalein has never enjoyed regular access to a farm. A small dairy op eration on The Plot could offer the community a new weekend activity. Of course the cow would have to earn its keep. It could be put it to work maintaining the grasslands that are Brandon Field after a rainstorm. To keep the dairy running, the 4-H Club might be a likely source of volunteer manpower; members could help tend to the cow and staff a petting zoo for children enrolled in summer enrichment programs. The best part is the pride we could all take in the dairy farm as a brand: cheeses, milk and yogurt made and sold in the Mooshall Islands. Got more suggestions for us? Email the Kwajalein Hourglass with your off-the-beaten-path ideas for The Plot, and take this in stride, because ... you know ... it is a joke.


9 AREA 2 CLOSED Area 2 is closed for recreational activities as au thorized in USAG-KA Reg. 385-9. These activities The following activities are not authorized per sailing, kayaks/small day sailors EBAR KILLOK AREA 2 Emoj an bar killok Area 2 nan makutkut ko im rej kom man lojet ekkejel wot umin kakien ne USAG-KA Reg. 385-9, einwot: Etetal ilo lik im ion bedbed, Turon, Lokor. Makutkut kein itulal rejjab melim ekkar nan kakien in 385-9: Tutu lik, Jinakol, Enod, Skiing, Lokor, Aonon. AREA 2 CLOSED Kwajalein Emon Lifeguard CRC Bowling Center Golf Course Country Club Hobby Shop Library Family Pool Small Boat Marina Surfway Surfside Salon Sunrise Bakery Ocean View Club Post Office AAFES Express AAFES Pxtra Food Court American Eatery Community Bank Theaters Jan. 15 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Normal hours Sunrise to sunset 7 a.m.-5 p.m. 1-6 p.m. Closed 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Normal hours Closed Closed 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 4:30-2 a.m. Closed Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Closed Normal hours Jan. 16 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Normal hours Sunrise to sunset 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 1-6 p.m. Closed Noon.-6 p.m. Normal hours 1-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Closed 4:30-2 a.m. Closed 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Normal hours Jan. 17 Buddy system Closed Normal hours Sunrise to sunset Closed 1-6 p.m. Closed 3:30-6 p.m. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Closed 4:30-2 a.m. Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Normal hours Closed Normal hours MLK JR DAY WEEKEND HOLIDAY HOURS Normal hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Noon-2 p.m. 5:30-10 p.m. 5:30 p.m.-midnight Normal schedule Normal schedule Normal hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Noon-2 p.m. 5:30-10 p.m. 5:30-10 p.m. Normal schedule Normal schedule Normal hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Noon-2 p.m. 5:30-9 p.m. 5:30-10 p.m. Normal schedule Normal schedule Roi-Namur AAFES Express Small Boat Marina Third Island Store Outrigger Snack Bar Outrigger Bar Post Office Salon SURFWAY HOURS CHANGE Surfway hours of operation will be mod freezer installation. Surfways business hours on the date noted will be: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 CLOSED Friday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. THUMBS UP THUMBS UP to USAG-KA and KRS for coming together to craft a plan to elim inate the use of plastic and Styrofoam disposables on the garrison. It probably wont be easy, but its a good move that could have an immediate positive impact on the local environment. ww


10 WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOK WORK BUS SCHEDULE CHANGE PLEASE RESPECT THE FAMILY ENVIRONMENT AT EMON BEACH Due to scheduled range command sponsored events, the Kwajalein work shuttle bus will not be available Jan. 25-26. The work bus is expected to resume normal opera tions on Jan. 27. Please watch your language and behavior at Emon Beach. It is a family-friendly environment and should re main so. BLUF : Large northwest swell at Wake Island Jan. 17, similar to past inundation events at that location. Locally, indications for cant threats. Weather Trends: The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is stretching along 6 7 north latitude. This proximity brings periods of heavier showers to the atoll. The ITCZ will remain in its current location through the weekend. Shower coverage Friday will be widely scattered but will increase for Saturday and Sunday as a disturbance within the ITCZ passes from the east to the west. The sub-tropical high to our north will strengthen after the weekend. This will force the ITCZ southward bringing drier conditions to the atoll. The stronger pressure gradient will cause surface wind speeds to increase next week. Caution-outlook: A large maritime storm is developing off the coast of Japan with 40-mph winds. This will cause a large swell threat to Wake Island next week. This northerly swell will eventually appear in our region late next week. Higher wind speeds are also predicted for late next week, resulting in a chaotic sea state. 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! LUNCH DINNER Sunday Boneless chicken Spinach quiche Nachos Thursday Hot sicilian hoagie Jerk chicken Red beans and rice January 21 Chicken adobo Lumpia (egg rolls) Coconut ginger rice Thursday Fajitas Refried beans Chefs choice Friday Fish du jour Onion rings Super bird sandwich Friday Sloppy joes Citrus roast pork Roasted potatoes Monday BBQ pork ribs Blackened chicken Ham and cheese strata Wednesday Meatloaf Mashed potatoes Chefs choice Monday Sliced roast beef Fish du jour Mashed potatoes Sunday Chicken saltimbocca Beef stew Chefs choice Tuesday Cantonese pork Chicken stir-fry Sesame noodles Wednesday Steak night BBQ chicken Scalloped potatoes Tuesday Lasagna Vegetarian medley Garlic bread January 21 Minute steak Chicken nuggets Vegetarian baked beans Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF JAN. 11


11 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS Friday Greek Night Legumes Greek herb chicken Sunday Sliced roast beef Hot cinnamon apples Thursday Fish sandwich Cottage pie Vegetable quiche January 21 Cheese steak wrap Roasted pork loin Mac and cheese Thursday Fried chicken Swedish meatballs Noodles Friday Beef tacos Enchilada casserole Pinto beans Monday Breaded pork chops Chicken supreme Breakfast frittata Wednesday Meatball subs Bombay chicken Brown rice pilaf Sunday Pulled pork Pasta w/ vegetables Monday Roasted chicken Short rib jardmiere Tuesday Thai beef w/ veggies Chicken in peanut sauce Tofu stir-fry Wednesday Grilled steak Chicken fajitas Baked potatoes Tuesday Hamburgers Chili dogs Salami and cheese sand. January 21 Sausage and peppers Chicken alfredo Biscuits LUNCH DINNER Caf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF JAN. 11 HELP WANTED Visit USAJOBS.GOV to search and apply for USAG-KA vacancies and other federal positions. KRS and Chugach listings for onIsland jobs are posted at: Kwaja lein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye Dock Security Checkpoint locations; Human Resources in Bldg 700 and on the Kwaj-web site under Con tractor Information>KRS>Human Resources>Job Opportunities. Listings for off-island contract po sitions are available at www.krsjv. com. FOR SALE Osprey, 21 foot catamaran sailboat. $7000. Includes 5hp motor, solar power, VHF radio, stereo, shower, mast (new as of May, 2013), all extras (misc supplies and tools). Needs some repairs (starboard center beam and trailer). Call DJ on Roi: 5-6313 daytime, 5-6056 evening. COMMUNITY NOTICES Start the year off with Kwajs own Pure Aloha at the Outrigger on Roi-Namur. Show times: 8 p.m. Sat urday, Jan. 14 AND 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Wellness Wednesdays. Tuesday, Jan. 17. Registration begins at Class sizes are limited. Wellness Wednesdays is a program designed to educate the community on dif ferent types of group exercise. En joy a variety of classes to get your motivation up and your body mov ing! School Advisory Council (SAC) Public Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Elementary School, Coconut Room # 29. Agenda post ed at: https://www.plusportals. com/KwajaleinSchool Questions? Please call 53601. Kwajalein Hospital Diabetes Clinic. Jan. 19, 12:30-4:30 p.m., at the Kwajalein Hospital lobby. Those wishing to participate will need to have fasting labs drawn Jan. 3-13, excluding any holidays or week ends, 7-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m. Please join us for Quizzo on Friday, Jan. 20 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at The Vets Hall. Neil Dye will be hosting The Great Kwaj Swap Meet. Satur day, Jan. 21, 4:30-6:30 p.m. on the corner of Sixth and Lagoon. One complimentary table per house hold; additional table is $10. Pickup service provided; please ask for the pick-up when registering. No oversized items please. Call the table. Start the New Year off right by de-cluttering your house The mandatory Kwajalein Scuba Club Safety Meeting makeup, will be help Wednesday January 25, 7 p.m. at the High School MP Room. Last chance to pay your yearly dues. Kwajalein Atoll International meeting will be held Wednesday, anglers welcome to attend! Ques tions? Contact Bill, at 52693. Kwajalein Yacht Clubs monthly meeting. Saturday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Yacht Club. Questions? Call Ursula LaBrie at 51951. Roi-Namur Dolphins Scuba Club membership renewal deadline is Jan. 31. All current members should have received an email with details. Contact RND Secretary, JoDanna Castle with questions. Bike savvy volunteers are wanted for a free maintenance event! When: Saturday, Feb. 18, 4-6:30 p.m. Where: Field behind AAFES Interested in putting your bike skills to good use? Contact Jason Huwe at 52525. Bike Blessings provided by IMC Interdenomina tional Congregation in partnership with Community Activities The Boys and Girls Club of America is getting ready to host their An nual Variety Show! All are wel come for a fun and enjoyable night of skits, musical acts, and dances. Where: MP Room on Sunday Feb. 26, 2017. When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Why: BGCA is raising funds for a lo cal cause. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to call Michael Hillman, 53796. E-Talk: In response to new RMI Law and concerns raised at Town Hall events, USAG-KA is eliminating the import and use of Styrofoam/ plastic cups, plates, and shopping bags. Do not purchase these items online. E-Talk: USAG-KAs Environmental species and habitats. Purchasing, harvesting, collecting, or trans porting protected species or their Contact Environmental (5-1134) for more information Safely Speaking: When dealing with chemicals ask the following questions to determine what type of glove you may need. 1. What type of chemicals will I be handling? 2. What is the nature of contact? Is it total emersion or only splashes? 3. Is it just my hands that need pro tection or does it include the fore arm an arm as well? 4. What kind of grip do I need? Spartan Expresso Saturday, Jan. 14, 7:15:45 a.m. at the KHS MultiPurpose Room. Cocktails on the Coast Monday, Jan.16, Noon-sunset at the main pavilion at Emon. Come relax with a cool refreshing beverage!


12 THIS WEEK IN KWAJALEIN HOURGLASS HISTORY When handling any loads manually, remember to stop, think and act before proceeding. To choose the proper lifting number of lifts being done. Remember that in regards to lifts of 50 pounds or pulling items over 300 pounds, you must have assistance or a mechanical means to move the item. Some of the lifts that you may consider when lifting from the ground are listed as follows. SQUAT LIFT: ibility. Note that this lift may increase stress on the knees if frequent lifting is required and good form is not maintained. Keep head up butt out and tighten stomach muscles. Make sure the knees are over the toes and that you have a good grip on the load. Using the large muscles of the butt and legs to lift. STOOP LIFT: knees and it requires less knee bending. This lift puts more stress on back than the squat lift and is not good for heavier loads. With this technique, you follow the same technique as the squat lift but do not allow your knees to bend past 90 de grees. Still keep your head up and butt out while lifting. STRAIGHT LEG LIFT: In some cases you can get closer to the load if its bulky or awkward by using straight leg lift; how ever, you should not lift loads as heavy as the squat lift. To com plete this lift, stand as close to the load as possible, keeping the knees slightly bent using the butt muscles to initiate the lift. Again, keep your head up and butt out. GOLFERS REACH: This is used for small, light loads and when you have something stable to hold on to. Stand on one leg holding something for balance, hinging forward at the hip and grabbing the load with the other hand while maintaining proper curvature of the back. For more on these lifts and other information concerning material handling, go the EH&S webpage.