ART SHOW, CRAFT FAIR KWAJ REMEMBERS CHARGOGGOG WINS SHOWCASE CREATIVE TALENT P 2 ROBERT MICHAEL GREENE P 4 WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIP P 3 THIS WEEK Zissou's Brian Charlton eyes an opening in Chargoggog's defense during the 2017 Kwaj Inner Tube Water Polo Championship. Jordan Vinson
2 U.S. Government, Department of Defense, De partment of the Army or USAG-KA. It is published Saturdays in accordance with Army Regulation 360-1 and using a network printer by Kwajalein Range Services editorial staff. Phone: Defense Switching Network 254-2114; Local phone: 52114 Printed circulation: 650 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 U.S. Army photo by Jessica Dambruch KWAJ GETS CREATIVE AT ART SHOWS Spring is in the air, and so is art. During the past week, artists and students at the Spring Craft Fair and the George Seitz Elementary School Art Show. In case you missed out, here's a rundown of some of the highlights. Spring Craft Fair A day full of exciting choices was in store for Kwaj art collec tors and shoppers at the 2017 Kwajalein Art Guild Spring Craft Fair. Island residents met vendors and organizations in the MP Room March 20 to purchase a selection of gifts and handi crafts, including home dcor and jewelry made from upcycled and found materials, hand-ground cutlery, glazed pottery and coconuts cleverly disguised as snowmen. KAG art supplies and Girl Scout cookies were also available for sale, along with scented waxes and cosmetics. These new additions were welcome, said Jenny Schwartz, president of the Kwajalein Art Guild. Approximately 20 vendors participated in the fair. and enjoyed a competitive photography exhibit arranged into 12 categories, including nature, Marshallese culture, scenes of work and more. Visitors submitted votes for their favorite pho tos, the tallies of which will determine which shots make it into next year's KAG Kwajalein calendar. Proceeds from the sale of those calendars each year fund KAG scholarships for graduat ing seniors with interests and career plans in the arts. LEFT TO RIGHT: Alicia Bammerlin shares her Kwaj art at the Sping Craft Fair, March 20. Self-portraits by second-grade artists were a colorful addition to the March 21 art show at George Seitz Elementary School. George Seitz Elementary School Art Show Dressed as superheroes and villains, members of the Kwa jalein community assembled at the George Seitz Elementary School public art exhibitions, March 21 and 23, to enjoy the handiwork of the island's young artisans. The costumes added a fun wearable art dimension to the exhibition, which presented student work in a curriculum themed around superheroes. Artwork included clay forms, printmaking, basic concept art design and drawings rendered in colored pencil, pigment liner and acrylic. Art teacher Jane Christy poses for a photo, March 21, with Batgirl and Captain America (Ember and Aiden Sandige) on the opening day of the George Seitz Elementary School Art Exhibition.
3 Team Chargoggog took out the Zissou gang in a 46-34 victory, March 14, in the 2017 Kwajalein Inner Tube Water Polo Championship. The match got off to a sluggish start, but Chargoggog was able to chip away at goggog was up by eight points, a lead that continued through the midpoint of the minutes ticked off the clock, Chargoggog took advantage of several unanswered scoring opportunities, increasing the lead to 14 points at one point. Zissou never only four wins in 12 games during league play. Chargoggog's sound defeat of Zissou echoed the squad's solid 10-2 record. And the Turbo Turtles? Well, all empires fall eventually. Bill Williamson and the Turtles are sure to be back for vengeance against Chargoggog next season. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Zissou takes on Gargoggog in the 2017 Kwajalein Inner Tube Water Polo Championship, March 14; in the a dash for the ball in the second half. The Chargoggog squad pause for a team photo after the win. Chargoggog defensive player
4 R FROM TOP: More than 300 Kwajalein residents gather at the Island Memorial Chapel Monday, March 20, to commemorate the life of late Kwaj resident Bob Greene. Friends of Greene perform "Amazing Grace" during the memorial service. oughly one-quarter of the population of Kwajalein came together Monday, March 20, at the Island Me morial Chapel to remember and celebrate the life of late Kwaj resident, Bob Greene. Greene, who passed away in Honolulu 12 days pri or, had been an active, ceaselessly friendly member of the Kwajalein community, an integral part of the Reagan Test Sites Information Assurance Department and a devoted, lov ing family man. His unexpected departure had bored a painful wound into the hearts of his family and friends, many of whom were left asking the perennial question that visits all people who are forced to cope with such a sudden loss: Why? More than 300 peoplefriends, co-workers and fam ily members of Greenesgathered Monday night to come to the gravity of his absence and the magnitude of his presence and the innumerable impacts he made on others during his 48 years of life on the Earth. Several speakers who addressed the crowd during the me morial spoke to their faith in God, a faith that Greene held ing his years on Kwajalein. It was partly his faith in God, said speaker Heather Ardrey, which enabled Greene to connect to so many different residents on the island. That faith would be used during the service to help reconcile Greenes passing. God, we thank you for Bobs life. We thank you for his faith in you, which was evident in all of us, said Ardrey. Thank you for the time he got to be with us. Thank you for how well he loved his family. Thank you for his many deep friendships and the way his spirit impacted each of us. God, you have said that nothing can separate us from your love. Not even death can keep us from you, Lord. You have promised that you will com fort those who mourn, as we here mourn Bobs death. The Rev. Steve Munson echoed Ardrey, reminding the audi ence it is indeed OK to mourn. He explained that it is an ex pected, unavoidable facet of the human condition. But to do so without hope for what the future may hold is not what Greene would want, Munson said. Instead, he would want those he has left behind to look to the endgame, Munson continuedone that, in a spiritual sense, is incomparable to the standing bio corporeal lifes termination. in Gods word. There is nothing murky about believing in the continuation of life beyond this one. Bob clearly understood shared that with many of you. He believed the promise of eter nal life given by his Lord. He would remind us not to grieve like those who have no hope. It was apparent, based on the words of other speakers, that hope and faith drove much of what Greene did in life. He had, for example, served on the Island Memorial Chapel Church Board for a number of years, wherein he embodied three precepts loving, living and followingwrote former Kwaj resident Al Robinson. He had served on the board alongside Greene and had seen the mans dedication to service in everything he did, Robinson wrote in a letter read aloud by Jason Huwe. An address prepared by Greenes good friend, Angel Alejan dro, encapsulated that very sentiment. the admirable life Bob lived. He was a great husband, father, son, brother and friend. In just the few years that Patti and I knew Bob, one thing was evident in the way that he lived. He had an enormous amount of love in his heart. And that bedrock of his love was his love for Christ. Theres an obvious deep love for his family. But what set Bob apart was his love for his fellow man. Never preaching, Bob followed Christs example. He dis played genuine eagerness to help anyone out. I can still hear his voice in that great Bob Greene baritone: 'Let me know if you need any help.' Whether it was helping someone move, helping build something or helping with dive-related issues. Whatever it was, Bob was always willing to help." R o b e r t M i c h a e l G r e e n e 1 9 6 8 2 0 1 7
5 FROM LEFT: The Rev. Steve Munson delivers a spiritual encouragement and comfort to the Greene family. FROM TOP: More than 300 residents crowd the chapel, greeting one another after the closing prayer. Kwajalein band Pure Aloha plays a suite of soft island songs during the outdoor memorial reception, where the crowd enjoyed desserts served by Greene's family and friends. Greenes love of life and his drive to serve others bled through into practically anything the man did, other speakers contin the man specialized in as a consultant. One was scuba diving. The other was coaching friends on life and family issues. Bill Jones, another of Greenes good Kwajalein friends, spoke to Greenes latter skills. "Ive had some situations that bothered me, some lifealtering situations. Bob was the one that I went to for support. I had people that gave me certain guidance. Bob was the one who was able to tell what I needed to hear and when I needed to hear it. He called me every Christmas. He got me a birthday present every year. His kids were older than mine, and he would trust me, and I would trust him. We would share troubles we might be having with our children. And because he was a few years ahead of me, he actually gave me some solid advice that I could use with my children. He was a great friend, to the point that we were almost family." Scott Phillips and Matt Hess took to the microphone to illus trate Greenes intense love for scuba diving. It was something he took advantage of whenever possible during the years he lived on the island. Hess and Phillips were two of his favorite dive buddies, racking up several hundred dives togetherat least 750 with Phillips alone. Greenes son, Thomas, had asked Phillips if he could ever sible, Phillips said. How can I? he told the crowd. How can one trade in 1,000 hours underwater with somebody? And countless hours on the beach. Multiple projects that we were involved in. I am truly going to miss him. ried with him from work to the Emon Beach dive shack on the weekdays. Whether that energy took the form of advice for dealing with children, or whether it manifested itself as a simple, warm smile on Greenes face, it was always effective, Hess said: "He gave me some good family advice. Though, Im not sure locking the kids in the closet is a good one. I feel kind of cheated for not being able to know Bob for as long as others here knew him. I was fortunate to be part of the dive group that we were in, what Bob referred to as the dive snobs, or the scooter group. He was a dive buddy like no other. No matter how I was feeling, when he showed up he would be able to bring me out of any funk that I might have been in with just a smile and a 'Hey, Matt Hess.' And that was usually enough to get me feeling good about our next adven how many times Ive actually seen him use a compass. He just made it look so effortless." Dan Farnham, the leader of the Kwajalein MIA Project, took the last few moments of the memorial service to speak to Greenes dedication to serving otherseven while underwa ter. A lover of history, Greene had helped Farnham found an ect in 2011. With the mission to locate the remains of service members lost in the lagoon during WWII, Greene participated wrecks associated with MIAs. Now called the Kwajalein MIA Project, the search group owes a lot to Greene for the time he volunteered and the commitment he made to help provide clo sure for the families of MIA aviators lost in the lagoon during WWII, Farnham said. We wouldnt have come this far if it wasnt for Bob, Farn ham said. Thats the kind of guy that he was. When it came to the families of the MIAs out there, Bob told me several times, some answers. As for the future of the MIA Project, Farnham said Greene the end the memorial service, Farnham looked up and said that Greene still has plenty of work ahead of him: "Id like to think Bob is up there right now smiling down on us. And with that thought in mind, Bob, Ive got a mes sage for you. Just because youre up there now, it doesnt mean that youre off the job with the project, OK? From the teamfrom us to youwere going to ask you to help point the way to these wrecks as we move along perfect position to be in the know [as] to where these wrecks are at. You started this together with us. Lets go A state-side memorial service for Robert Michael Greene will take place in St. Helena, California. Any one who wishes to express any thoughts about how Bob touched their lives may post on a tribute Face book page set up for Bob titled Bob Greene-through the eyes of his friends and family." R o b e r t M i c h a e l G r e e n e 1 9 6 8 2 0 1 7
6 U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch and Jordan Vinson THIS WEEK IN KWAJALEIN HOURGLASS HISTORY Jason Huwe addresses a crowd gathered at Emon Beach, March, 9 for a vigil in remembrance of late Kwaj resident Bob Greene. Art teacher Jane Christy pauses for a photo with a young superhero early this week. Friends of former Kwaj resident, Stan Edwards, gather outside the Kwajalein Fire Department to snap a photo for Edwards. From March 24, 1992 From March 21, 1995
7 From March 21, 1995 Here's how to put a community announcement in the Kwajalein Hourglass or on the AFN roller TV Channel: Obtain an Hourglass Publication Request form or an AFN Kwajalein Roller Announcement Request form on the USAG-KA-web intranet website. Click the Community tab at the top of the page and click on Hourglass in the dropdown menu. Each form is located in the Libraries submenu at left. Follow the form instructions, and send the form to the appropriate email address listed on the form. NOTES: 1) Submit your Hourglass ad by Noon Wednes day for publication on Saturday. 2) The Roller Channel is updated twice each week, usually Wednesday and Saturday. Dont have access to the USAG-KA-web intranet site? Send an email to Media Services at usarmy. email@example.com A staff member will email you the form(s) directly. THE USAG-KA SIREN WARNING SYSTEM PENDING DISASTER Two short blasts repeated intervals FIRE RECALL One minute-long blast EVACUATE TO SHELTERS One three-minute warble ALL CLEAR One 20-second blast KPD RECALL One 10-second blast, 10-second pause, 10-sec ond blast, 10-second pause, repeated once. HOW TO SUBMIT HOURGLASS AND ROLLER ANNOUNCEMENTS BUST A MOVE AT KWAJ DANCE-A-THON We can dance if we want to. So get ready to two step into a dance battle with Kwajalein's movers and shakers. For a mere $5 cover charge payable at the door, dancers of all ages can compete for a cash prize to be awarded to the last person danc ing in this weekends Dance-A-Thon, scheduled for Sunday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the CRC. The evening is cosponsored by the Kwajalein Sports Associa tion and Community Activities. It would mean a lot for people to come out and support this event, said Caleigh Yurovchak, a senior at Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School, and the events organizer. The Dance-A-Thon is open to all ages, and proceeds go to and night supervisors who work sports games. DJ Neil Dye will mix up the greatest dance hits of the past hundred yearsand yes, he will take your requests during the competition. Snacks and beverages will be available to fortify dancers with dance fuel, like Sholar Punch, sugary treats and cheesy nachos. During periodic rest breaks, dancers will be able to slow down long enough to play a few rounds of Marshallese Manit trivia. Winners from each round earn additional rest tickets to use for an at-will rest period. Yurovchak has a survival tip for those aiming to be the last dancer standing: Keep moving your arms, or your legs. What ever you do, dont stop moving. Sustain your momentum for as long as you possibly can. Dancers are welcome to dance with others, or on their own, throughout the night. But stop dancing, and youve lost the chance to win the big prize. If that happens, all of your friends will witness you being pulled off Make sure to raid your closet for your best dance gear, Yurovchack said. Costume is encouraged, but dancers should dress sensibly for movement. dress shoes, said Yurovchak. So put on your red shoes and dance the blues. If its been a while since your Saturday Night Fever days, don't stay home thinking you could have danced all night. Elec tric slide on out and glide by the people as they start to look and stare. Do your dance, quickor, if you prefer, shake it like a Polaroid picture. One way or another, the rhythm is going to get youand you should embrace it. Find your groove and go for it; thats what Yurovchak does when she organizes commu nity events. I like the stress being in the zone, Yurovchak said, of plan ning the dance event. She has participated on the committees of major school dance functions for the past three years.
8 U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps WARRIOR TURNED CHAPLAIN EMPHASIZES IMPORTANCE OF UNITY By Tim Hipps, U.S. Army Installation Management Command FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (March 16, 2017) Retired Army Major Jeff Struecker still counts his blessings for lessons learned about unity during and after the 1993 Battle of Moga dishu, which inspired the book and movie Black Hawk Down. Struecker was a 24-year-old sergeant and squad leader as signed to Task Force Ranger as part of the 75th Ranger Regi ment when he found himself in Somalia and mired in the lon Vietnam War. helicopter into the market area in the heart of Mogadishu, So malia. Their mission was to apprehend two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord and return to base. It was supposed to take ing against thousands of heavily armed Somalis. Struecker, convoy that eventually returned wounded Ranger Pvt. Todd He explained that Army special operators in the early to mid1990s trained on the same targets at different times. We all learned a hard, painful lesson in Somalia because for malia, this was painful for everybody. If you read the read the book Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden describes this vividly. I think even the movie Black Hawk Down alludes to it when you really heard this special operator say to my commander, on the trigger unless Im ready to kill somebody. Thats just not the way that we fought. So now you throw all of these folks together and put them in the heart of bad-guy territory and send them over there to do this almost impossible mission, and what we learned is we didnt know how to work together. Ill just be frank, it was there. After his enlisted service ended in April 2000, Struecker be came a chaplain and served multiple tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghani stan. He said those experiences were light years different from his earlier deployments to Operation Desert Storm, Op eration Just Cause, and the nightmare he survived as a squad leader in Mogadishu. During a deployment to Iraq, some bad guys were using a hospital as a staging base and killing coalition forces, he said. Iraq, he explained. And in order to pull this one off, Rangers ging until weve rolled up the entire hospital and neutralized all the bad guys inside that building. I said to most of the new folks in Special Operations, Never in a million years would this have been possible if it wasnt for the dysfunction of Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993. If it wasnt for imental Special Troops Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment. He retired from the military at the end of January 2011 and be came senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in April of 2014. Struecker was the guest speaker for a quarterly prayer lun Army Installation Management Command headquarters. He reached all the way back to Ranger School training for an anecdote to illustrate the importance of unity. he said. I think the genius of Ranger School is its designed to teach you about you. It uses sleep deprivation and food depri vation and extreme exposure to the elements to show you your physical limits and then throws you in a leadership position and says Now have fun go lead. that are about to literally fall asleep into the water on the side of the boat theyre tired, miserable, cold and hungry and lenge in this movement is many of them have never been on a boat in their life, certainly never had to do this in combat or in a training scenario like this, and if you dont row the boat together, the boat goes nowhere. If folks on one side of the boat row like theres no tomorrow and those on the other side row as if they are clueless about rowing, the boat goes around in circles, he explained. It is maddening, Struecker exclaimed. And its really the guy in the back of the boat whose job is to get everybody row ing in the same direction. Its his job is to get everybody, this is the phrase we used in Ranger School, to give way together. And if you dont give way together, you dont get anywhere. I think this is really what its like in the military this is re ally what its like in life. Hes grateful, he said, that those lessons have been learned, both by him, and by the Army as an institution. "Black Hawk Down" by Brian Van Holt, leads U.S. Army Soldiers and civilians in prayer at the IMCOM Commanding General's Quarterly Prayer Luncheon, March 15.
9 RESULTS LAST WEEK MARCH 14 Alumni def. Scrubs 9-8 Bakai'Arma def. Mon Kubok 18-17 Heavy Cargo def. T-Shooters 19-5 Tropic Blunder def. Jab Pere 16-15 MARCH 15 Spartan Women def. Coed Blue 21-4 Kwajalein def. Spartans I 17-6 OFU 643 def. Goats 8-5 MARCH 16 Trouble Makers def. Auto Bonjo 13-12 Mon Kubok def. T-Shooters 16-8 Lollygaggers def. RF Hazards 3-2 MARCH 17 Alumni def. Coed White 25-11 Kwajalein def. Goats 9-8 OFU 643 def. Spartans I 13-0 USAG-KA SPORTS A LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Kwajalein 2 0 OFU 643 2 0 Goats 0 2 Spartan Men 0 2 B LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Heavy Cargo 2 0 Trouble Makers 2 0 Mon Kubok 1 1 Bakai'Arma 1 1 Trouble Shooters 0 2 Automotive Bonjo 0 2 CO-ED LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Lollygaggers 1 0 Tropic Blunder 1 1 RF Hazards 1 1 Jab Pere 0 1 WOMEN'S LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Alumni 2 0 Spartan Women 2 0 Coed Blue 0 1 Coed White 0 1 Scrubs 0 2 SOFTBALL WATER POLO BOWLING END OF SEASON RESULTS RECORDS Win Loss Tie Chargoggog 10 2 Spartans 8 3 Turbo Turtles 8 4 Zissou 4 8 1 El Polo Loco 2 8 1 Tyler's Angels 2 9 TOP STRIKERS Goals Fouls Bruce Premo 146 (reportedly!) 4 Stan Jazwinski 77 4 Brian Charlton 77 4 Bill Williamson 76 3 Colleen Furgeson 63 3 Tyler Stepchew 56 7 Tim Cullen 42 6 Jess Debaets 42 3 Zach Jones 41 1 Jacob Larsen 40 3 WINTER LEAGUE END OF SEASON RESULTS Team W L Total Pins Bowling Thunder! 43 13 13,848 Bumper Humpers 41 15 11,517 Shiny Balls 26 30 15,234 26 30 14,851 4 Balls 2 Splits 23 33 11,270 El Dorado 21 35 12,242 Team Bowling Thunder celebrate their 2017 Win ter Bowling League championship victory last week. FROM LEFT: John and Nikki Maxwell and Bethany and Ray Arsenault. w w w l i c k r c o m / k w a j a l e i n h o u r g l a s s D O W N L O A D A N D S H A R E H G P H O T O S A T Always dive with a buddy. Never dive alone. doing a single dive. Wait 18-24 hours after doing multiple dives. Divers Alert Network (DAN) recommends refraining from strenuous work at least 24 hours before AND after diving. Keep your gear up-to-date and serviced regularly. DAN recommends that regula tors get overhauled at least once a year. Each diver should have their own com puter. On any given dive, both divers in the buddy pair should follow the most conser vative computer. Do not ascend greater than 60 feet per minute. DIVE SAFETY TIPS!
10 WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOK 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 Commander's Hotline Have something the USAG-KA commander should know about? Call the Commander's Hotline at 51098 today! REPORTING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY -Date and time activity occurred -Where and what type of activity occurred -Physical description of the people involved -Description of modes of transportation -Describe what you saw or heard -Provide pictures if you took any WHO TO REPORT TO Local law Enforcement and Security *911 *5-4445/4443 *usarmy.bucholz.311-sgcmd.mbx.usag-pmo@mail WEATHER DISCUSSION: There are not many factors to con sider in the atmosphere's setup this week. The weather pat showers. Some organized, deeper showers will set up south of Kwajalein around Majuro's latitude on Monday. The south ern atoll may get some increased rain activity from this. The rest of next week looks similar to this week. SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY FORECAST: Expect part ly cloudy and isolated showers Saturday and Sunday. Trade winds will increase to 17-21 knots, staying below small craft advisory levels. Expect increasing shower coverage Monday to widely scattered levels. MID-WEEK FORECAST: Winds should decrease to 13-18 knots remainder of the week. Expect isolated showers. LUNCH DINNER Sunday Roasted chicken Baked ziti Eggs benedict Thursday BBQ pulled pork sand. Chicken bchamel Mashed potatoes April 1 Italian sausage sandwich Spaghetti ala caprese Garlic bread Thursday Huli-huli chicken Chef's choice Au gratin potatoes Friday Coconut chicken Fish du jour Roasted potatoes Friday Mediterranean chicken Fish du jour Parslied potatoes Monday Citrus chicken Breakfast pizza Herb roast potatoes Wednesday Beef stroganoff Chicken caesar wrap Parslied noodles Monday Taco bar Refried beans Spanish rice Sunday French dip sandwich Kwaj fried chicken Garlic potatoes Tuesday Pizza Zucchini sticks Garlic bread Wednesday Steak night Crispy garlic chicken Chef's choice Tuesday Sweet and sour pork Chicken chop suey Fried rice April 1 Herb baked chicken Shepherds pie Three cheese macaroni Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF MARCH 23
11 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED eral positions. KRS and Chugach listings for on-Island jobs are posted at: Kwajalein, RoiNamur and Ebeye Dock Security Check 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 CYS Youth Sports Soccer Registra tion: March 14April 5. Season Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 11. $25 per player. Open to all registered CYS youth grades K-6. To register call 52158. Call 5-3796 with questions. 2017 Spring Bowling League Registra tion March 21-31. League games will be Tuesday nights from April 4-June 6. Team slots are limited. $70 with shoe rental, $60 without shoe rental. Adults only. Email Derek Finch or call 5-1275 to register. The Kwajalein Hospital Business Of March 21 to May 16 only for billing questions. Payments can be made at closed on Saturdays unless scheduled. Patients with appointments should check in at the front desk. Kwajalein Yacht Clubs monthly meet ing. 6:30 p.m., March 25. Show up early for social hour, and please bring a side Vets Hall Insane Geckos March 26. Join us at the Vets Hall March 26 and listen the crazy sounds of the Insane Geckos. Doors open 7 p.m. Questions, call Jan Abrams. The Family Pool will be closed on Mon day, March 27, until 2:30 p.m. for the KST Swim Meet. Please join us for Quizzo on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m., at the Vets Hall. Special Guest Host Sean Stelten will be forecasting what trivia we have stuck in our heads. Questions, contact Mike Woundy or Neil Dye. New Military Haircut Hours. Effective April 1, Thursdays and Fridays from 4-6 p.m., salon time will be reserved for military haircuts only. Musicians wanted for Spring Break Music Fest at Emon Beach, April 2. Contact Julie Savage before March 26 between 1 and 8 p.m. at 5-4536. The Family Pool will be closed Sunday, April 2 in support of the Spring Break Music Festival. Please join us at Emon Beach for an afternoon of fun and fes tivities. Islanders will be able to vote on the best chili in various categories at the 2017 Spring Break Music Festival on Sunday, April 2 at Emon Beach. But we need some chili to vote on. So, calling all chili chefs (old or young, new to island or veteran, casual or semipro) to participate. Registration Forms can be found on the Downtown Bulletin Salon) or contact Donna Brown at 5-2931 for more details. The Adult Recreation Center (ARC) will be closed starting Tuesday, April 11 at 8:00 a.m., and will reopen on Wednesday, April 12 at 5:00 p.m., in order for the annual deep clean to be completed. Questions? Call 5-1275 Calling All Singers. IMC Interdenomi national Congregation is gathering a choir to sing at the Sunrise Church Ser vice Easter morning, Sunday, April 16, at Emon Beach. Practices begin soon. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. This is a reminder for Island Ori entation, which will is held the last Wednesday of each month in Building 365, CAC room 6 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. tative in your stead, please call ES&H at 5-1134/5-9817 so we can notify the other presenters to adjust his/her time slots. Small Boat Marina now operates on the summer schedule. Boats available from 1:15 p.m.-6 p.m. Fridays for all rentals. Boat rental reservations for Saturday-Monday can be made 8 a.m.12:45 p.m. or 1:15 p.m.-6 p.m. Walk-up rentals available 1:15 p.m.-6 p.m. Fri days and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Mon day, if available. Call 5-3550 to report any leaky faucets or taps. Time to jump on that bucketlist and learn to dance! For free! Come join us Saturdays, CRC Room One, from 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. We will be teaching Salsa, Merengue, Tango and more. Want a certain dance? Let me know! Begin ners always welcome. For questions contact Josh, H-2423 W-7266. Roi Shoppette will be closed Mondays and Thursdays until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. Regular hours will resume as soon as possible. EOD will be conducting disposal oper from approximately 12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. The area will be off-limits until the operation is complete. Safely Speaking: Welding Cart Storage. Only one ready for use cart is allowed per shop. All other must be dismantled each day and stored properly unless they are installed on vehicles. planning to dig or excavate must apply for a Dig Permit; even for an excava tion as small as a posthole. A signed dig permit must be available for all exca than six incheseven in your own backyard. The Dig Permit helps avoid known utilities, archaeological sites, sible for all stipulations of the permit, such as marking known utilities and having a monitor on site during exca vations. For more dig permit informa tion call KRS Environmental at 5-9502. April 1 Swiss burger Roast pork Couscous April 1 Roast chicken Beef stew Green bean casserole Friday Bratwurst Pork Schnitzel Sptzle Sunday Roast pork loin Baked chicken Egg Florentine Thursday Cheese quesadilla Hamburger steak Macaroni and cheese Thursday Fried chicken Meatloaf Mashed potatoes Friday Fish sandwich Apple glazed chicken Succotash Monday Garlic roast beef Bacon chicken Wednesday Grilled cheese Pork pimento Egg foo young Sunday Southwestern chicken Beef taco Ranch style beans Monday Chicken Marsala Stuffed peppers Pasta puttanesca Tuesday Grilled pork chops Turkey ala king Biscuits Wednesday Grilled steaks Fish Florentine Baked potatoes Tuesday Sloppy Joes Honey mustard chicken Cheesy potatoes LUNCH DINNER Caf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF MARCH 23 You may be training for the RustMan, but youve still got to mind the stop signs! Always avoid the caution areas surrounding the ends of the runways on both Kwajalein and RoiNamur when aircraft are approaching or taking off. Pedestrians, cyclists and drivers must always make a full stop at the stop signs posted near the ends of the runways. When stopped, you must scan both the runways and the sky at either end of the runways for signs of moving aircraft. If there is no sign of moving aircraft, you may proceed. Why? The presence of pedestrians and drivers in the runway caution zones may force pilots to abort a takeoff or landing. This can be costly and dangerous. If a pilot in this situation cannot abort, the lives of those on the ground and those in the aircraft may be at a greater risk. Also, rotor wash debris, causing safety risks to those on the ground. your safety and the others. Violators of this policy will be reported to the aircraft control tower and the PMO. SAFETY REMINDER
12 HEROES OF THE WEEK HEROES OF THE WEEK Most welding is completed using a welders cart. Regard less of whether welding is a daily duty or an occasional job, maintaining the cart is an important task. This edi tion of Safely Speaking shares what you need to know about the proper storage of welding carts. Only one ready for use cart is allowed per shop. All others must be dismantled each day and cylinders stored properly unless they are installed on vehicles. Make sure welding gas cyl inders are stored upright on the cart and ensure chains or straps are used to secure the cylinder at two thirds of the cylinders height. Valve handles must be kept on the cylinder at all times. Likewise, anytime cylinders are not in use, valve caps and regulators must stay closed, pressure should be bled off, and the valves and regulators should be turned off. Ensure are in good working order, and use Flash Back Arrestors at both ends of the hose. The cart must be kept away from heat and electrical cir cuits, such as breaker panels and shut off switches, when in use and stored. The cart should also never be stored outside. It should always be stored in dry, well-ventilated and desig The designated cart storage area must be marked with appro priate precautionary signs. REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. sile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command an nounced the successful completion of the Factory Acceptance Test for the 60kW Spectrally Combined High Power Solid State Fiber Laser program March 16. During the testing conducted last week, the laser demon strated a sustained power of 57.5kW for a duration of 200 seconds with good beam quality. This level exceeds the con tract threshold for success, and with the addition of three more channels planned before delivery, power will exceed the 60kW program objective. er level for defense applications. After delivery, the laser will be integrated with the High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck where it will be used in test environments to support analyses The laser was designed and built by Lockheed Martin, headquartered in Bothell, Washington, and was managed by Branch, headquartered at Redstone Arsenal. SMDC ANNOUNCES 60KW LASER TEST SUCCESSFUL A Soldier stands next to a High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck, which is planned to be integrated with a 60kW laser that successfully completed testing earlier in March. The laser was designed and built by Lockheed Martin, headquartered in Bothell, Washington, and was managed by USASMDC/ ARSTRAT Technical Center's High Energy Laser Branch, headquartered at Redstone Arsenal. U.S. Army photo UNITED CHECK-IN TIMES ATI CHECK-IN TIMES Monday, United 155 Tuesday, United 154 11-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, United 155 Thursday, United 154 11:30 a.m.-Noon. Friday, United 155 Saturday, United 154 11-11:30 a.m. Early departures All other departures w w w l i c k r c o m / k w a j a l e i n h o u r g l a s s D O W N L O A D A N D S H A R E H G P H O T O S A T