The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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DEMEO FIELD HONORS KWAJ KIDS HUNT TALE OF JEBRO LIFE OF KWAJ KID P 8 EASTER EGGS AND SWEET TREATS P 4-5 WRITES STORIES IN THE STARS P 2 THIS WEEK Students at Ebeye's Seventh-day Adventist School prepare to begin classes, April 10. Jessica Dambruch


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: 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 ARMY COMMUNITY RAISES ASSAULT PREVENTION AWARENESS


3 folklore and spoken tales were extremely important tools around which traditional Marshal lese communities organized themselves, set ethical norms and taught younger generations about how to live as Marshallese. Many Marshallese mythological tales sprouted purely out of the creative minds of those who told them, such as the myth of the nonieb, the invisible island dwarves that make themselves known only to certain individual Marshallese. Other tales have their roots in the night sky. Similar to how ancient Hellenic so cieties assigned creative stories and background context to groups of stars and the planets (Take Orion the Hunter, for in stance.), the traditional Marshallese came up with their own constellations, but based them on aspects of their own culture. Instead of rams, bulls and lions, there may be breadfruits, frig ates and canoes. The story of Jebro is an example of a spoken tale derived from the unique Marshallese cultural interpretation of the stars in the night sky. One of the most popular tales still known today, the story follows brothers Jebro, Lumur and their mother Loktanur on an epic canoe race across Ailinglaplap Atoll, an atoll located about 120 miles south of Kwajalein Atoll. The story goes like this: The race pits the many sons of Lok tanur against one another to see who could travel by canoe the quickest from Woja, the westernmost island of Ailinglaplap atoll (where Loktanur and her sons live), to Je, located more than 30 miles away to the northeast. The winner of the race becomes Iroij (king) of the East. As the sons dash off the beach on Woja into the lagoon to begin the race, Loktanur, who has a large bundle of clunky material at her feet, calls out to her sons to let her on one of the boats to join the race. Seeing that she wants to bring a bunch of extra weight on board, the sons dismiss her call one by one. Tumur, the old est son, shouts that she should go on the canoe of Mejdikdik, the second oldest son. Paddling out into the water, Mejdikdik tells his mother to go with Majlep, who in turn dismisses the request and tells her to go with Majetadik. So it goes with each brother, each one passing the burden onto the younger one. That is until Jebro, the youngest of all the sons, gets the request. Jebro stops paddling, and Loktanur tells him to beach his ca noe. What do you mean beach! Jebro yells. The race has be gun. Hurry, or well be too late! Beach your canoe, Loktanur tells Jebro. Then help me bring my stuff. Jebro looks at the big bundle of heavy, useless junk at her feet and is dismayed. Jij! This is a race, Jebro sighs. How can I paddle that stuff against the wind? Finally, casting away any hope of winning the contest, Jebro gives up, beaches the canoe and helps his mother bring her stuff onboard. Once everything is onboard, Loktanur gets to work, and to her sons surprise, her pile of junk isnt junk after all. Its a sail. Made of woven pandanus leaves, the sail is unfurled by Lok ing never seen a sail before, men from the village on Woja crowd around the boat and stand back, amazed at how effortlessly the canoe cuts through the water with the wind. The era of travel via pure muscle power was over, and the era of sailing had begun. Together, Jebro and Loktanur travel quickly, working the sails sheet to adjust for wind directions, and make up for lost time, catching up to the brothers paddling their way to Je. Halfway to Je, they come across Lumur, the oldest son, who is now too tired from paddling to go on. Taking pity on his brother, Jebro stops the canoe and helps Lumur aboard, but Lumur quickly takes control of the boat and throws his mother overboard. Jebro cuts one of the sail lines and jumps in after her, and together they swim east to Je. Lumur, with the sail sabotaged by Jebro, and not knowing how to properly sail the canoe, makes little progress and eventually starts drifting back to the west. Jebro and Loktanur, meanwhile, rise. Jebro has won the race. pairing the sail and sets off for Je once again. Some time later place for himself. But when Jebro comes out onto the beach, showing that he is the true winner and true Iroij of the East and now the Iroij of Ailinglaplap Atoll, he shames Lumur for his aw ful treatment of his mother and disdain for everyone else. Lu mur turns away, sails back to the west and never again looks at his brother. Today, Jebro is immortalized as Jeleilon, the constellation that the Western world calls Pleiades, or the Seven Sisters. It was a traditional waypoint in the sky that skilled Marshallese naviga tors used to help guide them on their ocean sailing voyages. Je bro is synonymous with endurance, security, peace and love. WOJA AILINGLAPLAP ATOLL JE At right is a NASA photo of the constellation Jeleilon, known to Westerners as the Pleiades. Jebro the good son and lover of all people is immortalized in this constellation, which was used for navigation by Marshallese sailors.


4 son Theater were the scene of a cheerful chase on April 16, as Kwaj kids and families collected treasures and treats at the annual Kwajalein Easter Egg Hunt. The hunting grounds, designated by age group for preschoolers through early elementary, ensured that each parent would enjoy a clear shot of each Kwaj kid in the thrill of the chase with their friends. Together the hunters collected their colorful bounty of eggs by the handful in baskets, bags and boxes. In side each egg, small model airplanes, stickers, candies and other small prizes. After hiding eggs all afternoon, the Easter Bunny re laxed in the sun and took family Easter photos with young visitors while a crack shot team of friendly rab bit volunteers from Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School, led by a rabbit disguised as Community Activities Enter tainment Manager Midori Hobbs, hopped alongside the hunting parties to guide younger children toward new loot and to help shell the plastic eggs in bins for the Easter Bunny to use next year. OPERATION EGG HUNT CLOCKWISE: A hermit crab investigates a new home at Emon Beach on April 16; Iji Cardillo counts eggs. His basket is a great example of how "kwajenuity" begins at a young age; Meg and Charlie Ardrey present their Easter treasures at the Richardson Theater sorting station; the Maika family shares a photo with the Easter Bunny, following the egg hunt; young egg hunters stay cool in the shade after the event.


5 U.S. Army photos by Cari Dellinger and Jessica Dambruch ABOVE, LEFT TO RIGHT: Rowen and Danica Primeaux enjoy opening their loot at the prize station; Kellen Spock takes a moment to appreciate an airplane prize he found inside an Easter egg; Rachel Horner visits with Makai Lee; Batiti and Musabelle Naut enjoy the thrill of the hunt together near the bounce house at the Richardson Theater, April 16. prizes; Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School student volunteers share a photo together.


6 READING AND POETRY COLLIDE AT KWAJ LIBRARY was the place to be April 13 as library staff and students from George Seitz Elementary School gathered for a special event, celebrating Drop Every bookworms enjoyed several enriching activities including a guest reading, poem pocket craft and poem writing project. in honor of award-winning childrens author, Beverly Cleary. This national program encourages people to make reading a also takes place each April, was organized by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry. It's never too late to discover a good book or learn more about poetry; visit the Grace Sherwood Library today. To get visiting student. Inc. on Kwajalein awarded over $3,500 in scholarship funds to the Ebeye Seventh-day Adventist School, April 10. Together, the team visited the school, interacted with students and staff and presented the The scholarship, approved and paid for by Berry Aviation headquarters in San Marcos, Texas, will support education ac tivities at the school and cover remaining tuition and fees for twelve SDA students in the current academic year. TOP RIGHT: Students from George Seitz Elementary School are all smiles on D.E.A.R. Day; Athena LaBrie embraces her poetic side and reads a poem to her classmates. U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch and Cari Dellinger D ear day should be E veryday morning to night A ll day reading with joy and snugged really tight R eady to learn and read the next night. Written by Alana L. BAI GIVES TUITION GIFT TO EBEYE SCHOOL RIGHT: Berry Aviation employees Michael Koosman and Sandy Shimaoka, a graduate of Seventh-day Adventist School, Cindy Cullen and Steve Simpson present a scholarship check to SDA School Principal Raian Villacruel. U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch


7 PREVENT MUMPS AND HEPATITIS A Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It spreads easily when an in fected person coughs or sneezes. There is no treatment for mumps, and it can cause long-term health problems. Some people who get mumps do not have symptoms. Mumps usually causes the following symptoms for about seven to 10 days: fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and swollen glands under the ears or jaw. Others may feel sick but will not have swollen glands. There have been 223 probable cases of mumps seen in the Marshall Islands since October 2016. The majority of cases are in the 10-14 age group, according to an April 2 World Health Organization statis tics report. Mumps spreads when an infected per son coughs or sneezes. When you have mumps, you should avoid prolonged, close contact with other people until at begin to swell because you are contagious during this time. The time it takes for symptoms to appear after a person is ex posed to the virus can range from 12 to 25 with mumps and limit contact with the people you live with; for example, sleep in a separate room by yourself, if you can. Staying home while sick with mumps is an important way to avoid spreading the virus to other people. Mumps can spread days afterward. People who are infected with mumps dont get sick right away it can take two to four weeks for them to show signs of infection. In addition to staying away from others when you have mumps, you can help pre vent the virus from spreading by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and put your used tissue in the trash can. If you dont have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands. The fol lowing are also strategies to prevent the spread of mumps: Wash your hands often with soap and water. Avoid sharing drinks or eating utensils. Disinfect frequently touched sur faces, such as toys, doorknobs, ta bles, counters. The best way to protect against mumps is to get the measles-mumpstors recommend that all children get the review their immunization status to en sure each has received two doses of the In any situation, including when there is a mumps outbreak, washing hands of ten with soap and water and maintain ing good health practices are the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to oth ers. Let your doctor know right away if you think that you or someone in your fam ily may have mumps. Make sure you are ommendations for different groups. For more information, visit the Center for Disease Control online at, and the World Health Organization at WHO. org. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus. It can range in severity from a mild ill ness lasting a few weeks to a severe ill ness lasting several months. There have since September 2016. A majority of the cases are among preschool children. Overall the rate of new cases appears to be decreasing due to immunization Situation report. toms develop, they usually appear two to six weeks after infection and can include fever, vomiting, grey-colored stools, fa tigue, abdominal pain, joint-pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, nausea and jaun dice. Symptoms are more likely to occur in adults than in children. They usu ally last less than two months, although some people can be ill for as long as six months. Hepatitis A is spread when a person in gests fecal mattereven in microscopic amountsfrom contact with objects, food, or drinks contaminated by feces or stool from an infected person. This can happen in a number of ways: An infected person does not wash their hands properly after using the bathroom and then touches objects or food A caregiver does not properly wash his or her hands after chang ing diapers or cleaning up the stool of an infected person Someone engages in intimate ac tivity with an infected partner. Hepatitis A can also can be spread through contaminated food or water. Contamination of food can happen at any point in the growing, harvesting, and processing of food, even after cooking. The best way to prevent Hepatitis A is by getting vaccinated. Experts recom mend the vaccine for all children and people with certain risk factors and medical conditions. The Hepatitis A vac shots, six months apart. Both shots are needed for long-term protection. Adults and parents should review their immu nization status to ensure each has re ceived two doses of Hepatitis A. When traveling to areas where Hepati tis A is common, avoid eating uncooked fruits or vegetables and drinking water that may not be clean. Always practice good personal hygiene. Wash hands after using the bathroom and before handling food or eating. If you think you have been exposed to hepatitis A, please make an appointment with your physician. USAG-KA wants your help in naming the ten new B-Boats arriving on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur throughout 2017. The names must be no more than 15 characters in length, including spaces, and no more than two words.Submit your B-Boat name ideas to by June 1 with your full name and contact phone number. Finalists will be selected by Col. Mike Larsen and published in The Kwajalein Hourglass before the 'christening' of the vessels. NAME THAT BOAT


8 MILITARY RECOGNIZES DOD CHILDREN DURING MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD of the Military Child, the U.S. Army joins other military servic es in the recognition of the commitment, children. This year marks 31st anniversary of the Department of Defense designating April as Month of the Military Child, rec ognizing that the strength of the nation is built on the readiness and resilience of every member of the all-volunteer of family members and, in this case, the children of military service members. Month of the Military Child activities will differ across DOD but all share a common goal: to celebrate and recognize the contributions of military children. As the nation prepares for the future, the Army recognizes that children will continue to experience and work through the challenges of relocations, deploy ments, reintegration and, if needed, care for their wounded soldier parent. The Army remains committed to these military family members to honor the the nation. Month of the Military Child is one way the Army can recognize, applaud, and celebrate the resilience of military chil dren and youth and their role in ensur ing a ready force now and into the future. For more pictures of Kwajalein's mili tary children, please see the April 15 Kwajalein Hourglass. Name: Chelsea Engelhard Age: 18 Parent: Sam Engelhard Branch: U.S. Navy Veteran Name: Jordan Larsen Age: 20 Parent: Col. Michael Larsen Branch: U.S. Army Name: Jacob Larsen Age: 17 Parent: Col. Michael Larsen Branch: U.S. Army Name: Ryan Marie Larsen Age: 15 Parent: Col. Michael Larsen Branch: U.S. Army the memorialization ceremony of 1LT Paul M. DeMeo, at Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School, April 30 at 4 P.M. The dedication October 1, 1989. DeMeo was a 2011 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering man tional Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Army Service DEMEO FIELD WILL HONOR KWAJ KID'S LIFE OF SERVICE U.S. Army photo U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Facebook page. For command information questions, please contact Public Affairs at 54848.


9 Construction Electrician 2nd Class Junior Jean Baptiste paints the sun shade for an Ebeye childrens bench, April 8. SEABEES CORNER Members of NMCB 1 do relay races with CSM Angela Rawlings' USAG-KA Mentor ship Program. NMCB 1 personnel conduct weekly mentorship events every Monday to increase morale and maintain friendly relations with local communities. U.S. Navy photos by Builder Constructionman Shyann Waters (KAG) is pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity to gradu ating seniors at Kwajalein High School with sual media, painting, drawing, sculpture, pho tography, design, digital imagery and graphic arts. Each applicant will present two pieces of original artwork or design in a portfolio interview with members of the Kwajalein Art Guild. Artwork too large to transport may be submitted as a printed photograph no smaller than 8-by-10 inches. Applicants should be prepared to discuss their work and answer the following questions during the portfolio interview: How have you given artistically to your community? How do you plan to use art in your future? How do you plan to further your edu cation (i.e. college, military service, trade school) Portfolio presentations and interviews will be held at the Kwajalein Art Annex May 22. Students interested in applying for this scholarship should contact Megan Ropella to schedule a portfolio presentation at (W) 58695 or by e-mail at kwajartguild@gmail. com The deadline to register is May 18. The deadline for candidates closes on May 18. The KAG Scholarship Committee looks forward to your application. Visit the Kwajalein Art Guild on Facebook and contact a KAG to be creative and make art on Kwajalein. KWAJALEIN ART GUILD SEEKS SCHOLARSHIIP WINNERS FOR 2017 REMINDER TO ALL: COCONUT C RABS OFF LIMITS This coconut crab, photographed by USAG-KA resident Art Bennis on Roi, is one of many on USAG-KAmaintained islands that are protected by environmental standards enforced by the Army and the R.M.I. for U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll identify the coconut crab as a protected species. For this reason, USAG-KA residents and personnel should not touch, harass, injure or kill coconut crabs. If you have any questions or concerns, please con The coconut crab (Birgus latro), known locally as barulep, is a type of land-based hermit crab. Unlike other hermit crabs, the coconut crab does not make use of a shell beyond the juvenile stages of its life. It is this characteristic that allows the coconut crab to grow so large in size. Despite their name, coconut crabs have a varied diet which includes other fresh fruits and even meats, usually smaller crabs or dead ani mals. They use their strong sense of smell to locate food when they emerge from their burrows to hunt at night and, typically, remain in side their burrows during the day to protect themselves from the heat. Coconut crabs can be found on many of the small islands throughout unknown. For this reason, some nations have given this species pro tected status. Courtesy of Art Bennis


10 WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOK -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 Local law Enforcement and Security *911 *5-4445/4443 *usarmy.bucholz.311-sgcmd.mbx.usag-pmo@mail A disturbance along the equator caused the InterTropical Convergence Zone to be abnor mally active this week. While we received approximately 1.1 inches of precipitation on Kwajalein, the open ocean just south of here received much more. Even some lightning ac tivity was present about 60 miles to our south. The disturbance along the equator has moved eastward and our weather pattern is returning to a dry season type of pat tern after the weekend. We have a decent chance of precipi tation late Sunday into Monday. Mostly cloudy becoming partly for Sunday. Isolated showers increasing to scattered overnight Sunday into Monday morning. Showers becoming isolate by Monday evening. Winds speeds eastnortheast at 14-20 knots. Overnight showers on Sunday may cause some higher gusts. Partly clear, isolated showers, winds east-northeast at 13-18 knots. Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Contact Information CW3 Dave Casbarra SHARP Victim Advocate Work: 805 355 3421 Home: 805 355 1731 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 LUNCH DINNER Roasted Chicken Baked Ziti Eggs Benedict BBQ Pulled Pork Sand. Chicken Bchamel Mashed Potatoes Italian Sausage Sand. Spaghetti ala Caprese Garlic Bread Huli-Huli Chicken Chef's Choice Au Gratin Potatoes Coconut Chicken Fish Du Jour Roasted Potatoes Mediterranean Chicken Fish Du Jour Parslied Potatoes Citrus Chicken Breakfast Pizza Herb Roast Potatoes Beef Stroganoff Chicken Caesar Wrap Parslied Noodles Taco Bar Refried Beans Spanish Rice French Dip Sandwich Kwaj Fried Chicken Garlic Potatoes Pizza Zucchini Sticks Garlic Bread Steak Night Crispy Garlic Chicken Chef's Choice Sweet and Sour Pork Chicken Chop Suey Fried Rice Herb Baked Chicken Shepherds Pie Three Cheese Macaroni Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF APRIL 20 COMMANDERS HOTLINE HAVE SOMETHING THE USAG-KA COMMANDER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT? CALL THE COMMANDERS HOTLINE AT 51098 TODAY!


11 HELP WANTED ply for USAG-KA vacancies and other listings for on-Island jobs are posted Dock Security Checkpoint locations; on the Kwaj-web site under Con ings for off-island contract positions are available at WANTED Comfortable full size sofa and/or other furniture. Please call 58287 to discuss. COMMUNITY NOTICES The Kwajalein Hospital Business Of now through 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. is open April 12-22 with class dates April 26May 22. Cost is $150 and in cludes online class, book, pocket mask after the prerequisite skills session on April 26. Participants must be at least 15 years old. Questions? Contact Cliff Pryor at 52848. tion is open April 18-29 with ses sion dates May 3-26. Cost is $50 and participants must be at least 4 years old. Questions? Contact Cliff Pryor at 52848. Earth Day Beach Clean-Up. 8:3010:30 a.m., Monday, April 24, at the trash bags provided. Bring water bottle and sunscreen. KAISC will be providing hot dogs and chips for all will take place rain or shine. Save the Slippers on April 24. The Kwajalein Art Guild asks that you de Day Clean-up in the big blue recycling bins provided along the beach. It does not matter what condition. They will be used in a future upcycling project. from Echo Pier. Sponsored by the Community Activities. This is a 1K lagoon swim, 42K bike and 10K run. race-time staff jobs. Questions? Call Bob and Jane (H) 51815 or Ursula and Tim (H) 51951. Island Orientation. 12:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, in Building 365 please call ES&H at 51134 or 59817 so we can notify the other presenters to adjust his/her time slots. chologist/Employee Assistance Pro gram (EAP) Director will be on island April 27. Questions or EAP needs? Contact the Hospital Front Desk at 52223 or come to the Emergency Quizzo. 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 28, at will take your brain into a whirlpool of Mike Woundy. Jr./Sr. High School Art Show and Spar tan Espresso. 4:30-6:30 p.m., Satur hero and supervillain costumes are welcome! ing. 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m.; Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Please bring a side dish. Questions? Contact Ursula LaBrie at 51951. On April 15, USAG-KA Public Works tersection of 9th street to repair the broken culvert bridge. The project will be completed in two phases, at east, ocean side, and west, lagoon side, with an estimated 28 day window between each phase for necessary curing time. Please use extreme caution around this area as it will be congested during and the airport. For questions, contact Tom Lester at 54971. Amnesty Boxes: Anyone in posses sion of ammunition or pyrotechnics, please deposit into one of the des ignated amnesty boxes located on Terminal and Kwaj Small Boat Marina. If items are too large in size/quantity or if you have any safety concerns no tify EOD at 51433/1550 to arrange for collection. Do not leave items outside of box. These boxes are not UXO col lection points. For UXO, notify EOD. Do not touch. pected UXO immediately by notifying EOD (51433) or CPS (54445). Provide the following information: Location (building #, GPS, landmarks, etc); Size (compared to common items foot ball, scuba cylinder, etc); and treat UXO like you would treat dangerous sea creatures. Look but do not touch. For a detailed refresher, please attend Island Orientation on May 31. 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 num ber (located on side of package). If you have to leave a message, please leave your return phone number. you are working on a scaffold, you are probably working over someone else. Tie your tools off, if necessary. When cutting, burning, or welding, use a people below that what you are doing may be a hazard to them. E-Talk: The Kwajalein Environmental Emergency Plan (KEEP) addresses sponse procedures as well as hazard evaluation, responder training, and spill prevention. Do your part to conserve energy to day and turn off electrical devices and lights when not in use. Beef Stroganoff Egg Noodles Italian Baked Chicken Pinto Beans Chili Macaroni Mongolian BBQ Beef or Chicken Lumpia Corn Dogs Roast Herb Chicken Hamburger Steak Vegetable Frittata Roast Beef Sandwich on a Bun Roasted Turkey Fried Chicken Roast Pork Mashed Potatoes Salmon Cakes Cuban Sandwich Tater Tots Mussels w/Linguine BBQ Pork Sandwich Egg & Cheese Sand. Blackened Chicken Sand. Pork Chops Stir-Fry Vegetables Tuna Casserole Beef Pot Roast Carrots Roast Chicken BBQ Spare Ribs Baked Beans Herb Pork loin Oxtail Stew Black Beans Grilled Steak Night Huli Huli Chicken Corn on the Cob Jamaican Patties Southwestern Dry-Rub Roast Beef LUNCH DINNER Caf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF APRIL 20 PASSPORT RENEWALS A U.S. Embassy-Majuro consular will be on Kwajalein April 28-29 to provide passportrenewal services in USAG-KA Building 730, Room 135, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on both days. Consular Services will be on a are available to anyone who has garrison access. Applications for passports, consular reports of birth abroad, and social security numbers Information about immigration and U.S. citizenship Cash or cashiers checks accepted. No personal checks, please.


12 UNITED CHECK-IN TIMES ATI CHECK-IN TIMES Monday, United 155 Tuesday, United 154 Wednesday, United 155 Thursday, United 154 Friday, United 155 Saturday, United 154 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 L O A D A D S H A E H G P H O T O S A T USAG-KA SPORTS SOFTBALL APRIL 11 Scrubs def. Coed White 11-5 Heavy Cargo def. T-SHooters 25-18 Trouble Makers def. Automotive Bonjo 13-2 Lollygaggers def. Tropic Blunder 8-4 APRIL 12 Spartan Women def. Coed Blue 17-7 Goats def. Spartan I 6-1 Kwajalein def. OFU 6-4-3 12-10 APRIL 13 Bakai'Arma def. Trouble Makers 14-10 T-Shooters def. Mon Kubok 16-11 RF Hazards def. Jab Pere 12-11 APRIL 14 Scrubs def. Alumni 6-4 OFU 6-4-3 def. Goats 4-3 APRIL 18 Spartan Women def. Scrubs 7-0 Heavy Cargo def. Automotive Bonjo 17-16 Mon Kubok def. Trouble Makers 9-8 COED LEAGUE RECORDS Jab Pere 1 4 Lollygaggers 5 0 Tropical Blunder 2 3 RF Hazards 2 3 B LEAGUE RECORDS Mon Kubok 2 6 Bakai'Arma 5 1 Heavy Cargo 5 2 Trouble Shooters 2 5 Trouble Makers 6 2 Automotive Bonjo 1 5 A LEAGUE RECORDS Goats 4 4 OFU 6-4-3 5 3 Kwajalein 5 2 Spartan Men 1 6 WOMENS LEAGUE RECORDS Alumni 2 3 Scrubs 3 3 Spartan Women 6 0 Coed Blue 2 2 Coed White 0 4 people have needed to travel, they have blazed trails and made paths to get there. But humans and vehicles do not mix well, so engineers created pedestrian sidewalks and paved roads. Here are a few tips for operating vehicles safely to avoid accidents, both on and offroad. We drive on roads equipped to support the weight of heavy vehicles, and never on sidewalks. When we drive off-road, we run the risk of running over a light weight box. Boxes and manholes access underground utilities in areas without are designed to support the weight of the vehicles which run over them. If a crane or aerial lift is sitting on one of those boxes when it breaks, the equipment may turn over. On the rare occasion we do have to drive off-road, a ground guide must be used to ensure the path is clear. The ground guide looks for underground utilities as well as overhead clearances. When it comes to parking, there are a few common sense things to consider. When we exit a vehicle or piece of equip ment, the parking brake must be set. Larger vehicles and equipment usually have air brake systems, so they may be placed in neutral with the air brakes set. Anything from a scooter to a step van is considered a light vehicle; these should be placed in park, the engine turned off, the parking brake set and the key removed. Heavy equipment should always have load engagement devices placed on the ground and the parking brake set. If the operator is within 25 feet and has a clear view of the vehicle, the equipment can be placed in neutral and the engine left running, otherwise the engine should be shut down and put in park, or in gear, de pending on the equipment. Make vehicle operation safety a priority to