Steve Banducci prepares to taste test a platter of samples at the Chili Cook-Off during the 2017 Spring Break Music Fest at Emon Beach, April 2. Jessica Dambruch LOCAL HERO BUILDS KWAJ ROCKS OUT CHILI AND HOPS WITH LOCAL MUSICIANS P 2-6 COMPETE DURING FESTIVAL P 4 THIS WEEK SUCCESS WITH SAFETY P 12
2 A galvanizing force behind Kwajaleins hours off work is the by participating in our grassroots performing arts scene as fans and artists. In 2000, Jim Stepchew had the idea to create a musical take over of Emon Beach, a venue where all island residents could enjoy the sweet sounds of talented vocalists and musicians. But things got really interesting as the event revealed its stay ing power. New volunteers responded to Stepchews each year, and word got around about this music thing at the beach. Now the islands biggest block party is 17 years old and going strong. Thats something for everyone to celebrate. The latest iteration of this festival took place on April 2. Spectators arrived early, marked their territory with lawn chairs, grilled and enjoyed the Beach Bars Kwaj-style Mexican Bulldog frozen cocktail and blended treats menu while they awaited their tunes. As for Kwaj kids, they were everywhere, celebrating the week off from classes in true beach style. All day long they did the lagoon. ment with the guys from the Kwajalein Fire Department. Meanwhile, musicians took their turns on the stage. They The crowds festive spirit was ignited under two red tents by of their best stuff to patrons who, for a small donation, voted on who would win bragging rights. Garden tent, many were wearing neckties, a beach-tastic fund raiser courtesy of Karen Brady. The chili judges were all named Steve toobut more on that later. The yellow glow of a 20-watt moon lit the evening as the ing crowd and made them get up and dance. Even as the day crowd retreated into the darkness to relax at patios and grills, the music continued. The evening wrapped up with a freeform LEFT: Spring Break Music Fest 2017's surf rock headliners Atomic Playboys soundcheck and perform during their evening performance at Emon Beach. 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 NOT YOUR TYPICAL DAY AT THE BEACH
3 RIGHT: Jacque Phelon in her premiere performance at Spring Break Music Fest, teamed up with Patio Jammers Billy Kilgore and Ed Zehr, April 2. music jam. Onstage, Billy Kilgore, vocalist Sean Fockler, and a and favorites. visit the next Open Mic Night hosted by the Kwajalein Yacht Club, watch the programming for Vet's Hall, and get to know our music people. Support the bands. Get up and dance. Who onstage. SOUNDCHECK WITH KILGORE The weekend after he played in four sets and covered shall Tucker Band, Eagles, Green Day and Hootie & the accolades he might receive. A self-taught guitarist, Kilgore began learning music at age 10. I have a blast [onstage], he says. "I like when peo ple come up afterwards and reminisce. [They tell me the music] takes them back to high school, good memories. I like to play songs that I hope people like to hear, whether they're popular or newer. I focus on songs other people can enjoy." mers as a strength. What I like about that group [is that its an] eclectic group," he says. "Weve got [Dan] Laverty and [Ed] Zehr. Thats a broad range of music genres you wouldnt get in one certain age group. Im in the middle. Its a way to open up your mind. as a source of inspiration, a form of cohesion bridging dif ferent groups. hours straight, Kilgore says. Hes the one person thats really a focal point for our group hes that glue." Kilgore also says that for him, music opens a dialogue with Kwaj musicians from other island work communities. He values that exchange. Weve got people from the range being able to share that with others, he says. THE SOUND OF SAVAGE It wasnt until after theyd met and married that Michael and Julie Savage discovered they would be rock stars together in He didnt know I could sing. I hadnt really seen him play, When she did, she was surprised. All the sudden, everyone out here, including me, was like, oh my gosh hes really skilled, she says. Michael eventually joined a band after a former guitarist de parted. And they needed a singer. He asked if I wanted to play tambourine or maracas or something," Savage laughs. "I said I could sing Bobby McGee. Dan Eggers and all those guys got excited." Its been that way ever since. Julie handled scheduling all of the musical artists for this years Music Fest with a smile, but surely it had to be tough scheduling all of the rock stars on island at the same time. Everyone was gracious," she says. "To me it wasnt hard at all. Some of the other musicians were surprised by that. While she feels scheduling and planning are her strengths, Kwajalein might be surprised to learn that the gregarious on stage Savage is a bit of an introvert during the week, even in group, with eclectic and alternative music origins. It takes me a few songs before I get into it, she says. After that I just go all out! ABOVE: Julie Savage and guitarist Dan Eggers of Insane Gecko Posse rock out during their daytime set, April 2.
4 U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch HOT CHILI, COOL DRINKS Sheltered from the heat of the sun, microbrewers and guests in the HOPS and Beer Garden enjoy the sweet taste of locally brewed adult beverages at the Spring Break Music Fest, April 2. The advertisements for the annual Chili Cook-Off arrived at the Kwajalein Hourglass weeks in advance of the Music Fest. mouthwatering prospect of home-made chili made Kwaj resi and sweet tomato sauce, served up from ten steaming-hot slow cookers. Some chefs, not to be outdone, provided sides of beer bread croutons and shredded cheddar cheese to accompany their dishes. Choosing a winner from a crowd with that much good ously. That includes Donna Brown, the Cook-Off organizer. She shared her plan for the judging during the week prior to the Fest at Zamperini Dining Facility. It was lunchtime. Ironically, she was waiting in line for chili. I get to be the judge of the Steves, Brown chuckles. Maybe you saw the outrageous neon-orange glow of Steve ing chili judge T-shirts at the Music Fest. Together these Steves would taste the chili and talk about it like a sommelier ponders like hazmat and molten lava. Then, with whatever part of their mouths hadnt been incin erated by the smoldering power of ghost peppers and haba neros, the Steves would present their top choices to Brown. Winners were announced late that evening with much fanfare, and now Kwajalein knows where to drop in for dinner on chili night. Love came in close with second; and Ian McElhoe took home third prize with Green Flash. brewers, and to pick up treats like pretzels and cookies made First place went to Don Muse and Chamee Cross for a drink with the aptly named Endless Summer Ale. Ever the tall man on the scene, brewer Jim Cossey rounded out the contest with third place with his Bigej Blond Ale. BELOW, LEFT TO RIGHT: The StevesBanducci, left, and Munsonprepare to dig into their sampler platters of chili shooters at the brew "Endless Summer Ale."
5 ARDREYS FLASHBACK PURE ALOHA TRACEY MCCONNELL BALLISTIC LOVE I JAM, THEREFORE, I AM. BANDS AT MUSIC FEST
6 A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the 17th annual Spring Break Music Festival a resounding success last Sunday! This event continues to be an island favorite and would not take place without the support of the Kwaj com munity and all of our wonderful volunteers! Every year there is a fantastic group of volunteers who show up and give their time and energy to pull this event together. There is no way I could list everyone, or even remember all the names, but there are a few Ill single out. First off, thank you to Col. Michael Larsen and his command staff for [sup porting] this event. Second, a big shout out to Danny Barthle, Tim Roberge, Ju lie Savage and all the musicians who entertained us through out the day. A big thank you to Jim Cossey, Rihna Hampson & the Sea bees for cleaning up the following morning. Thanks to Donna Brown and all the chili makers, the brewmeisters who con tributed their time and energy (and beer) to the beer garden, our gorgeous gate attendees and most of all to the gener ous Kwaj community, donated $3,262 to support the Greene family. Last but by no means least, a big thanks to all of the de partments and private organizations whose support made this event possible: KRS Food Services, Fire Department, NHS Community Committee, Kwajalein Swim Team, Kwajalein Yacht Club and Community Activities. Thank you all again and I hope to see everyone at next years event! Jim Stepchew Event Coordinator THUMBS UP CLOCKWISE FROM BOTTOM LEFT: Tim Roberge approves this photo, with Atomic Playboys guitarist Jordan Vinson, at the Music Alicia Bammerlin pause for a photo during a set by Insane Gecko available for purchase as a Music Fest fundraiser.
7 Notice of Availability: Removal Action Activities Associated The US Army GarrisonKwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA), with assistance from the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT), has completed a Final Environmental Assessment (FEA), prepared in accordance with the analyzes the impacts of executing the components of the removal ac tion alternatives. The potential components analyzed in the FEA in reduce the total volume of metal debris along the shoreline east of the stable shoreline along this same shoreline with a regraded new stonearmored revetment capable of withstanding storm wave energy to avoid future erosion (replaces the metal debris currently serving this closing, grading, and placing impermeable cap on the existing land ing plan to evaluate remedial effectiveness for executing components the analysis, USAG-KA has determined in the FEA that the proposed cant Impact (FONSI) and the FEA are available at www.usagkaclean Roi-Namur Library, Roi-Namur, Marshall Islands FONSI is being distributed to various individuals and agencies to include with their copy of the Removal Action Activities Associated U.S. Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll Kojjela Ikijjeen Ripoot Kaal: Naetan Removal Action Activi Assessment U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA), koba jipan jen ippen U.S. Army Space im Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT), emoj an kepooje juon jerbal eo eliktata nan etale melan ko naetan Final Environmental As sessment (FEA), eo im kar komman ekkar nan kien ko an National kien ko an Council on Environmental Quality, ko im rej jerbale kot walok tok jen jerbal ko rejelet jolok ak kommakut men ilo bwidej ko. kwopej eo im turilik in lok; (2) jolok ak komakut mottan aen ko jen kajoorlok parijet eo turilik in jikin kwopej eo ikotaan Glass Beach im jikin kwopej eo emoj kar kalikkar ilo jonak in jikin kwopej eo mokta jerbal in enaaj maron komakut im kaietlok jonan mottan aen ko ilo turilik in jikin kwopej eo im maanlok nan Glass Beach im bareinwot ejaake juon parijet eo ekajoor kake juon revetment ak deka killep ko likut ioon doon nan kadiklok jonan kajoor in no ko im bobrae jen an laplok an jakolok ene (deka kein rej bok jikin mottan aen ko im kar kojerbali kon ejja un in) im nan kojparok bwe en jab jorreen parijet in kwopej eo kio im kubwij tok kwopej ko rejjab ekkar im jilkinlok nan jikin kwopej ko Amedka im kajutak kein kalibobo ioon; (7) kommane jet eo an jikin kwopej eo kon revetment wot; (10) komman jerbal in itulon, (men in ejjab komman elikin ikkilok ekkar nan kien eo UES USAG-KA emoj an kalikkar ilo FEA eo bwe jerbal in jolok ak komma kut kein reban komman jorraan nan melan ko. Juon pepa in kalikkar emoj jaini, im FEA eo, rej aolep ped ilo www. usagkacleanup.info im tion Authority eo ilo Majuro, Marshall Islands tion Authority eo ilo Ebeye, Marshall Islands Roi-Namur Library, Roi-Namur, Marshall Islands Kakkobaba ikijjeen EA eo im Draft FONSI kar boki ilo kotaan in Jep ilo ripoot kein im raar pedped wot ioon kakkobaba ko litok, ko im rek kar. Kon men in ejjab aikuj bwe en wor juon pepa kwalok ta jorraan ko remaron walok im ej naetan Environment Impact Statement. Kon men in, FONSI eo emoj jaini emoj an jino ajej nan ippen elon armej ro im jikin jerbal ko nan aer kobaiklok nan pepa eo naetan Removal Ac kake pepa kein im kajjitok ko nan bok elonlok mottan pepa kein aikuj U.S. Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll
8 Official U.S. Army photo SMDC PARTNERS WITH MILITARY ACADEMY TO DEVELOP FUTURE SPACE SOLDIERS Col. Richard L. Zellmann, 1st Space Brigade commander, teaches orbital mechanics during a guest lecture in the space physics course at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. A new program at America's most historic military college trains fu reearch opportunities between cadets and the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/ Army Forces Strategic Command. Space and Missile Defense, or SMD, program was search facilities that will be used for space-related research. ence major, the space science minor, and the as tronautics track. The SMD program is also sup Defense Command Research and Analysis Center, or SMDC-RAC. The current members of the SMD program an assistant professor for USMA Department of program director, and Lt. Col. (Dr.) Todd Book, a Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Technical Center with duty at USMA as the research director for SMDC-RAC. "The SMDC-RAC serves as the interface be tween SMDC and USMA to connect research that directly supports SMDC with the intellectual capi tal of cadets and facility at the academy," Book said. "Since participation by cadets through in dependent research programs is voluntary, not neering programs, the SMDC-RAC seeks research topics that provide inspiration for cadets to apply both the basics of science and their creativity to develop innovative solutions for complex prob lems for SMDC. "Some of the current research projects under taken by the SMDC-RAC include radiation testing of commercial off-the-shelf nanosat components, and the design and development of a payload for the integration with the USMA cubesat program, Black Knight II," he added. Godshall said many academy faculty members program like the SMD program to meet the needs of the society, including the military, in the form of more citizens knowledgeable in space-related Godshall added that this echoed the need iden States National Security Space Management and Organization, a.k.a. the 2001 Space Commission, which indicated a need for space cadre in the De partment of Defense. supply space-knowledgeable second lieutenants to the force in the form of graduates who have earned a space-related degree or spacerelated minor," Godshall said. "The SMD program is fully implemented ence minor." An astronautics track was a pilot portion of the SMD program in The full title of their degree will be Interdisciplinary ScienceAs tronautics track. That degree includes upper-division courses as fol either chemistry, computer science, life science, mathematics or phys ics; and a science and policy course. It was successful enough to justify the creation of a stand-alone ma jor in 2017. That stand-alone major is the space science major, which will produce graduates in 2020. The space science major comprises ing, military geospatial operations, optics, lasers, electrodynamics, space physics, astronautics, astronomy, astrophysics, a physics elec tive, engineering mathematics and a science and policy course. tronautics, astronomy, and two electives from the major a cadet is pur suing. Those two electives can come from a number of majors ranging from mechanical engineering, to law, to defensive strategic studies, to engineering management, to geospatial information science. There are currently nine astronautics track cadets from the Class ence minors from Class 2020. They are joined by 21 other cadets who related electives and conducted space-related research. space cadre between now and 2020," Godshall said. "They gained in
9 USAG-KA SPORTS MARCH 21 Spartan Women def. Scrubs 17-4 RF Hazards def. Tropic Blunder 10-6 Heavy Cargo def. Automotive Bonjo 36-11 Trouble Makers def. Bakai'Arma 14-4 MARCH 22 Coed Blue def. Coed White 19-9 Bakai'Arma def. T-Shooters 28-4 Spartans I def. Goats 5-2 OFU 6-4-3 def. Kwajalein 21-1 MARCH 23 Lollygaggers def. Jab Pere 18-2 MARCH 24 Spartan Women def. Alumni 6-5 Goats def. Kwajalein 7-0 OFU def. Spartans I 12-3 MARCH 28 Spartan Women def. Coed White 4-2 Jab Pere def. RF Hazards 8-6 Trouble Makers def. Heavy Cargo 20-8 T-Shooters def. Automotive Bonjo 15-14 MARCH 29 Scrubs def. Coed Blue 16-0 Kwajalein def. OFU 6-4-3 5-4 Goats def. Spartans I 10-9 MARCH 30 Coed Blue def. Alumni 7-0 Lollygaggers def. Tropic Blunder 21-6 Trouble Makers def. Mon Kubok 15-14 Bakai'Arma def. Heavy Cargo 8-7 COED LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Jab Pere 1 2 Lollygaggers 3 0 Tropical Blunder 1 2 RF Hazards 1 2 B LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Mon Kubok 1 3 Bakai'Arma 3 1 Heavy Cargo 2 2 Trouble Shooters 1 3 Trouble Makers 4 0 Automotive Bonjo 1 3 A LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Goats 3 3 OFU 6-4-3 4 2 Kwajalein 4 2 Spartan Men 1 5 WOMENS LEAGUE RECORDS Win Loss Alumni 2 2 Scrubs 4 0 Coed Blue 2 2 Coed White 0 3 terest in space via a variety of experiences. Some became interested in space in childhood by TV, movies, books, etc., and carried that passion with them until now. Some be came interested in high school through outstanding sci ence programs on that educational tier. Others became in that we offered the SMD program." Godshall added that one of the best parts of the SMD program is the way in which the academy will leverage some of the research capabilities to inspire cadets to pur sue life-long learning related to space. "This includes new, state-of-the-art cleanroom and ob designing and building cubesat payloads to conducting space situational awareness type activities. In addition, we received input from all USMA academic departments riculum correctly to address the needs of all associated stakeholders. "This process enabled a truly collaborative effort and by the academy being very supportive in the creation of this SMD program and associated space science major and space science minor, we are providing a new wave of in spired leaders of character who will be incredibly passion ate about space science and space operations. "Thus, we understand that the implications of creating this SMD program are profoundly positive in contributing to the space operations community and space cadre for generations to come," Godshall added. And according to Book, that contribution will impact the Army tremendously. "The partnership between USMA and SMDC provides leaders of character who are cognizant of the space do tions. SMDC is able to leverage the intellectual capital and facilities at USMA to support development of the SMDC sci ence and technology portfolio and mentor future leaders on the impacts of the space domain on modern warfare. "As future leaders of character, cadets' leadership and problem solving abilities are further developed through personal mentorship and hands-on research experiences, which contributes to a growth in space awareness across the greater operating force as they are commissioned and assigned throughout the Army," Book added. One of SMDC and the Army's senior space operators said he appreciates the academy's efforts to take the lead in creating a space curriculum. "As a cadet, I was educated on the concepts of Air-Land Battle," said Col. Richard L. Zellmann, 1st Space Brigade commander. "Today's cadets are receiving an education part of their education. The creation of a space studies ma versant on the implications of our space dependence. To this manifests during the military decision making process is crucial to success against an adversary that employs an anti-access strategy. "Getting an opportunity to provide cadets and faculty a glimpse into the operations of the 1st Space Brigade will pay dividends in the future," Zellmann added. "Who knows, one of the cadets I spoke to may one day have my job."
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: The U.S. Drought Monitor released this week by NOAA is listing Kwajalein Atoll suffering a short-term moderate drought. Even though Kwajalein has low average. Seasonal climate drivers, such as El Nio, Madden Julian Oscillations, and planetary Rossby waves, are low amplitude. Thus, we expect no changes in current weather pattern for this upcoming week. This is expected as the transition to "wet" season normally occurs in May. Weekly precipitation amounts will remain a little below average. SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY FORECAST: with widely scattered showers Saturday, decreasing to iso MID-WEEK FORECAST: Isolated showers next week. Winds LUNCH DINNER Sunday Boneless Chicken Spinach Quiche Nacho Beef Thursday Hot Sicilian Hoagie Jerk Chicken Creole Macaroni April 15 Chicken Adobo Grilled Oriental Pork Garlic Rice Thursday Beef or Chicken Fajitas Roast Pork w/Gravy Refried Beans Friday Corned Beef & Cabbage Fish Du Jour Steamed Potatoes Friday Sloppy Joes Vegetarian Pasta Roasted Potatoes Monday BBQ Pork Ribs Blackened Chicken Ham and Cheese Strata Wednesday Baked Meatloaf Garlic Roast Chicken Mashed Potatoes Monday Sliced Roast Beef Mashed Potatoes Chef's Choice Veggies Sunday Chicken Saltimbocca Old Fashioned Beef Stew Chef's Choice Veggies Tuesday Cantonese Pork Chicken Stir-Fry Sesame Noodles Wednesday Steak Night BBQ Chicken Scalloped Potatoes Tuesday Assorted Lasagnas Vegetarian Medley Garlic Bread April 15 Cornish Hens a l'Orange Mashed Potatoes Chef's Choice Veggies Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF APRIL 6
11 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS Catholic Congregation Sunday, April 9 at 9 a.m. Outside Blessing of Palms, followed by Procession, Reading of the Passion, and Eucharist Holy Thursday, April 13 at 5:30 p.m. Washing of Feet, Eucharistic Procession Good Friday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. Reading of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross, Holy Communion Holy Saturday, April 15 at 7 p.m. Easter Fire, Procession with Candle, Blessing of Easter Water, Baptisms, Eucharist Easter Sunday, April 16 at 9:15 p.m. Renewal of Baptismal Promises, Blessing of Easter Water, Eucharist Interdenominational Congregation Thursday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. Worship Service in Roi Chapel Friday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. Good Friday Service in REB Easter Sunday, at April 16, 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Worship Pavilion #1 on Emon Beach followed by Brunch Easter Sunday, April 16 at 11 a.m. Easter Sunday Worship, Main Chapel Latter Day Saints Congregation Sunday, April 16, 10 a.m. Worship Service in CRC Room #3 April 15 Sausage and Peppers Chicken Alfredo Pasta Roast Chicken April 15 Philly Cheese Steak Wrap Roast Pork Loin Macaroni and Cheese Friday Beef Tacos Tamales Chicken Enchiladas Sunday Sliced Roast Beef Eggs Benedict Sauteed Fish Thursday Fish Sandwich Cottage Pie Vegetable Quiche Thursday Roi Fried Chicken Swedish Meatballs Mashed Potatoes Friday Greek Herb Chicken Pastitsio Greek Lemon Potato Monday Breaded Pork Chop Chicken Supreme Breakfast Frittata Wednesday Meatball Sub Bombay Chicken Stir-Fry Vegetables Sunday Pulled BBQ Pork Chicken Florentine Pasta with Veggies Monday Roast Chicken Short Ribs Jardiniere Tuesday Assorted Pizzas Chicken Sandwich Baked Ziti Wednesday Grilled Steak Chicken Fajitas Baked Potatoes Tuesday Thai Beef with Veggies Chicken in Peanut Sauce Tofu Stir-Fry LUNCH DINNER Caf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF April 6 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 Namur 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. FOR SALE ship). Need to remain available to assist an elderly mother if her health changes. and worth much more than is invested. All offers considered. Questions? Con COMMUNITY NOTICES will see patients by appointment March 21 ments can be made at the front desk or should check in at the front desk. dance will be taught starting with upbeat Latin dances, Salsa and Meringue. There is no charge for the lessons. Doors will open Mike Woundy. Kwajalein Running Clubs 2017 Driftwood April 10. To run (or walk), just show up on registration is necessary. The course is pretty much of one Island perimeter, all on pavement. The public is invited. Ques The Adult Recreation Center (ARC) will be and will reopen on Wednesday, April 12 at the Adult Recreation Center (ARC) cipher lock combination will change. The code will not be given out before April 12. For the new combination, please email your KBadge, TDY-Badge, or Military ID number to Derek Finch or Alison Sok. May ARC Lifeguard Class. Registration is Vets Hall. Join us as special guest host Joey McElvy will attempt to stump the crowd with his trivia! Questions? Contact Mike Woundy or Neil Dye. April is the Month of the Military Child. our community "who also serve" their country. If you are an active duty service member or military veteran currently liv ing on USAG-KA, and you want to give a "Shout Out" to your kids in The Hourglass newspaper, here is your chance! Just send a snapshot of your child (individual or with parents) to Nikki.l.maxwell.civ@mail. in the picture, age of child, branch of mili tary service, and parent's current job title on Kwaj or Roi-Namur. The deadline for Calling All Singers. IMC Interdenomina tional Congregation is gathering a choir to sing at the Sunrise Church Service Easter email@example.com for more information. May Learn To Swim Class. Registration is www.plusportals.com/KwajaleinSchool. Kwajalein Running Club, partnering with KRS Community Activities, will host the a contestant. Information packs and en try forms are available in pouches on the solicited for race-time staff jobs. Ques trash bags provided. Bring water bottle and sunscreen. Rain or Shine. Kwajalein Yacht Clubs Monthly Meeting. Director will be on island Apr. 27. Ques the Emergency Room (ER) if it is critically important. Roi Shoppette will be closed Mondays and Thursdays until further notice. We apolo gize for the inconvenience. Regular hours will resume as soon as possible. Memorial Chapel Student Sponsorship in school? Consider sponsoring school tu month commitment. For more informa Small Boat Marina now operates on the summer schedule. Boats available from Boat rental reservations for SaturdaySaturday-Monday, if available. A reminder for Island Orientation, which will be held the last Wednesday of each tify the other presenters to adjust his/her time slots. do not mix well. Keep vehicles on desig nated roadways and do not use sidewalks or walking paths as shortcuts. grease down sinks, toilets, or any drains. Instead pour grease into a can, allow it to harden and dispose of it in the trash after it has cooled. Important Medical Information There has been a voluntary recall of a few lots of EpiPen & EpiPen Jr. If you have an EpiPen or an EpiPen Jr., please call the pharmacy at 53406 with the Lot number and the Expiration number (located on side of package). If you have to leave a message, please leave your return phone number.
12 HERO OF THE WEEK HEROES OF THE WEEK Courtesy of Patrick McCormick HEROES OF THE WEEK Backing up any vehicle is no easy task but the challenges for safe backing practice are even greater for truck drivers. Mirrors can never give the whole picture while backing up. The larger the truck, the larger the invisible area behind it, even with rearview mirrors properly adjusted. No matter how careful a driver may be in checking behind his vehicle before backing, a moving object such as a person or another vehicle may disappear from the drivers view or enter their blind spots without being noticed. Here are some procedures drivers can use to reduce the like lihood of having a backing accident. Concentrate: The fewer the distractions, the better you can focus on maneuvering your truck backward. Make the walk: Get out of the truck and walk around it be fore backing, checking the area for clearances. Be aware of the surroundings. Grab Your spotter: When the situation warrants it, ask some one to help guide you while backing, especially when backing on your blind side. In accordance with USAG-KA/RTS Regula vehicles over one half ton, when operating the vehicle in re verse, will post a ground guide to the rear of the vehicle when driver visibility to the rear is limited, to ensure safe backing. Visibility: Keep mirrors clean for good visibility. The driver should check mirrors and turn around to check the area be hind the vehicle to make sure there is a clear, unobstructed view before backing. Use Caution: Always back slowly so an immediate stop im mediately if necessary. Backing slowly will minimize damage around corners. Avoid Complacency: Road obstacles, hazards and clear ances may change between return trips or deliveries to a famil iar location, so drivers should strive to remain alert and aware of their surroundings at all times. Backing is a skill which can be developed with practice. If you supervise drivers, consider having them practice backing. The practice will help your drivers and make their jobs safer and easier. USAG-KAs Hero of the Week is Michael Garcia. Employed by San Juan Construction, Garcia is the Site Health and Safety Having worked on several construction projects, includ to construction builds on Kwajalein. Many people, including work ethic. That's why he's USAG-KA's hero of the week. His commitment to safety is impressive, said McCormick. He takes his job seriously and you can tell he cares about his employees. Garcia is a humble guy with a desire to treat everyone with respect. Safety is a priority for me, said Garcia. I want to be their roles and get home safely each day, without injury. Since Mike has been in his position, his project has an overall record injuries. and Garcia said he is looking forward to returning to his home in Montrose, Colorado for a brief visit with his wife and chil dren. But Garcia wont be still for long. He already has plans to ect, where hell be supporting the transport of construction materials from Guam to Kwajalein.