The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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Steven Felicien and Brent Tumlin rig lighting for the upcoming "All of the Lights" electronic dance music event at the Country Club, May 17. Jessica Dambruch SAILORS FORM FRAME COUNCIL TALKS GPA DJS RIG THE GLOW FOR EBEYE CLASSROOMP 4 AT UPCOMING MEETING P 2 FOR FREE DANCE EVENT P 3 THIS WEEK


2 questions and concerns may be directed to Kwajalein Superintendent of Schools Chad Struhs at 52011. School Advisory Council Voting Membership USAG-KA Brad Reed Gary Kohler Security & Access Control Company Mike Ellison MIT/LL Stacey O'Rourke KRS Julie Jones Ryan Bailey Alexie McElhoe Jim Bishop PTO Veronica Moos Host Nations Representative Mary Milne 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 PUBLIC SAC MEETING TO VOTE ON NEW ACADEMIC POLICIES IS MAY 24 TRACK THE HOURGLASS For over 60 years, Armed Forces personnel, fami lies and friends all over the world have enjoyed the Kwajalein Hourglass. Help us track Hourglass circula tion by entering your location in an online survey at Check the Hourglass is read. -The Hourglass Editors Changes recommended to existing academic policies that would impact student transcripts and grade point av erages (GPAs) will be put to vote during a special public meeting of the School Board Advisory Council meeting on May 24. Initial research to inform the policy change was presented in a SAC meeting May 17 by two research committees des ignated to study the issues of class rank ing and credit earned and displayed on academic transcripts and the weighting of advanced courses. currently indicate whether a students class rank will or will not be placed on a transcript. The committee to explore class rank, led by Michelle Teigan, recom mended Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School not cally requested on a form to be complet ed by parents and students. Currently the ranking is printed on all transcripts. The committee to explore weighted grades, led by Gary Kohler, found that Kwajalein High School transcripts cur awarding quality points for Advanced Placement (AP) courses. AP class grades are awarded 1.0 quality points for GPA calculations. Transcripts for all students enrolled as of the adoption of this exist Should the recommended change be approved in the vote, it would mean that Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School would award a weighted grade (quality point value) for incoming or current students who complete courses and take the req uisite exams for AP and/or IB second year, higher level course credit. Weight ed grades that are not in an AP or IB course such as an honors course or preAP course would be assigned the pointvalue of the letter grade based on Kwa jalein Jr./Sr. High Schools unweighted scale used in calculating the GPA. Research of these issues is ongoing. Any students and members of the com munity who would like to learn more about the issues or voice an opinion should contact a SAC representative. The take place in the Coconut Room, Room on Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. Further


3 Kwaj by night with a cold beverage. The Country Club is such a great place, said Felicien in an interview May 6. When youre there, you feel like youre far away, in a new place. The DJs were inspired to take on their EDM initiative to share the music they enjoy with the Kwajalein communityand to actually see their friends. Kwajalein is such that your friends who work in different departments, may only be seen on the weekends. Everyone is very busy, said Fel icien. Hence, the name for the DJ duo when they perform: The Weekend Friends. event atmosphere will be maintained through out the evening. They welcome visitors to Kwa jalein, TDY personnel, and anyone aged 21 and over to venture out to support "All of the Lights." The DJs are already planning future themed dance night events and mixing a variety of mu sic for the crowd on May 28. Dancers can expect to hear top 40 hits seamlessly blend into dancestyle beats drawn from different genres, and fa vorite and new musical artists. And fear not: both of the guys have different musical tastes. You're bound to hear music you like. I have a different, old school style, says Tum lin. His taste in music led him to adopt the name SOG, which stands for Some OlGuy. Felicien prefers a blend of current and popular dance hits. And the mystery behind the name DJ Friend Zone? I just want people to come out and enjoy the event. To be friends, Felicien grins. Its going to be a high-energy, friendly crowd. to party on Kwaj, but this is something new. We want to do this to encourage people to be a part of the community, says Tumlin. ABOVE: Steven Felicien (DJ Friendzone) and Brent Tumlin (DJ SOG) test lighting equipment at the Kwajalein Country Club, May 17. U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch KWAJ DJS PREP EDM DANCE NIGHT Steven Felicien and Brent Tumlin stand in the paved heart of the Country Club courtyard sur rounded by pools of nacreous light. They are test ing electrical gear. Their DJ mixing boards, cables and lighting equipment are arranged around them on the bare slab they will transform into a sic (EDM) event, All of the Lights, May 28. Together the DJs watch glowing patterns track What about this? asks Felicien. He cues a song with heavy bass to pump through his por to the pillars swivel and pick up the beat. Needs more lights, Tumlin says. He adjusts a speed setting on a black control panel. The walls shimmer and shift from pale purple to blue. If you have ever enjoyed dancing at your lo cal stateside or European club night, check out All of the Lights." Felicien (DJ Friend Zone) and Tumlin (DJ SOG) have planned their EDM event to offer Kwajalein residents another fun way to to enjoy the community. A cash bar will open at 8 p.m. for a social hour is encouraged. Dancers should come prepared to dance the night away until 1 a.m. The courtyard eas for dancers to rest between songs and take in ABOVE: The Kwajalein Country Club transformed by light and color awaits the "All of the Lights" EDM dance party, May 28.


4 U.S. Navy photos by Builder Constructionman Shyann Waters struction Battalion 1checks the locations of column footers for a school building project, April 22. execute construction, humanitarian and foreign assistance, special operations combat service support, and theater SEABEES AT WORK Builder Constructionman Emma McCarthy and Builder Con structionman Alex Kifolo prepare lumber for concrete form work on a schoolhouse construction project with apprentice Junior Jibke, March 31. Captured in the image above The species takes its common name from its vibrant yel low exterior, which makes it easy spot among the coral rubble, reef slopes and coral heads it inhabits. Another easy lights encircling its eyes and running along the tips of its Staying typically within a depth range of 3-25 meters, the structure is a harem-based model, with several females at tending to one male, which can undergo a male-to-female sex change over the course of two-three months. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature especially Micronesia. It is targeted for collection in the aquarium trade, but harvest levels have not reached levels that represent a threat to the species' global population, the U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Facebook page. For command information questions, please contact Public Affairs at 54848.


5 NOTICES OF AVAILABILITY THUMBS UP Environmental Assessment Secretary of Defense for Acquisi tion, Technology and Logistics, the Department of the Navy Strategic Systems Programs announces the availability of the FE-1 Draft EA/ OEA and Draft FONSI. The Draft EA/OEA assesses the potential impacts associated with one ex Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, to the US Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA), Defense Test Site. The Navy devel opmental payload would impact at USAKA with three possible impact impact zone would be in the deep water region southwest of Illeginni Islet. The second possible impact location would be a land impact on Illeginni Islet. The third possible impact zone would be within the System area southeast of Gagan occur within a year after signing the Final FONSI, if approved. Re quests for a copy of the Draft EA/ OEA and/or the Draft FONSI and mailed comments should be di rected to: Strategic Systems Program 1250 10th Street, SE Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5127 The Draft EA/OEA is available need to be postmarked by June 19, 2017. Comments received on the Draft EA/OEA and responses will be provided in the Final EA/OEA. Interested parties can also review the draft FONSI and the draft EA/ OEA and provide comments on the internet at Experiment_1_Documents_for_ Public_Review or at the following locations: -Grace Sherwood Library Kwajalein Island USAG-KA -Roi-Namur Library Roi-Namur Island USAG-KA Environmental Protection Authority Environmental Protection Authority -Lihue Regional Library 4344 Hardy Street Lihue, HI 96766 -Waimea Public Library P.O. Box 397 Waimea, HI 96766 -Defense Technical Information Center, 8725 John J. Kingman Road Suite 0944 Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-6218 Ilo Jikin ko Likin (OEA) im quisition, Technology im Logistics, Department eo an Navy Strategic an FE-1 im rej jelet im uwaan lok kommalmele Range Facility eo, Kauai, Hawaii, tok n an US Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA), Ronald Reagan Ballistic ko an Navy eo enaaj maron jelet walok. Jikin eo jelete enaaj ilo Jikin eo kein karuo emaron jelet ej ion bwirej ko ilo ene in Illeginni. Jikin eo kein kajilu emaron jelete ing System area eo tuion turear in eo kin iien kommalmele ek kake jilkintok melele ko ilo mail remaron in etal n an: Strategic Systems Program 1250 10th Street, SE Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5127 n n an June 19, 2017. Jilkintok melele ko ilo mail rej ai kuij in jitaam enjab rumwij lok jen in uwaak ko renaaj walok ilo EA/ limo remaron OEA eo im letok melele ko aer ilo in ternet ilo periment_1_Documents_for_Pub jikin kein jet: -Grace Sherwood Library Kwajalein Island USAG-KA -Roi-Namur Library Roi-Namur Island USAG-KA Environmental Protection Authority Environmental Protection Authority -Lihue Regional Library 4344 Hardy Street Lihue, HI 96766 Waimea Public Library P.O. Box 397 Waimea, HI 96766 -Defense Technical Information Center 8725 John J. Kingman Road Suite 0944 Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-6218 SEE NOA, PAGE 8 The American Legion Post # 44 at the Veterans Hall would like the community to know how much we appreciate the exceptionally hard work per formed by all of our volunteers and Staff that cess! There is a rather large list of folks to thank for this. So without further ado, thank you to the volunteers: Jane Boyce, Jim Bramblett, Tim Gray, Scott Cottrell, Don En gen, Cindy Engen, Doug Hepler, Sean Connell, Barb Bi canich, Brittany Nichols, Kathy Reith, Dan Farnham, Tara to Neil Dye and Gus Garcia for spinning great music! And Community Activities for tables, chairs and the tent! I would also like to add a very special thanks to Jo Ann Hermon and the Surfway team for all that they do behind the scene helping us with procurement for this event and the things that they do at the store that most folks never see. Also, special thanks to Jan Abrams and the Hall Staff for staying away from home for the pittance we pay you. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for giving your time to make the community's time here on Kwajalein just a little bit better. 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 USAGKA-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 instruc tions, and send the form to the appropriate email address listed on the form. NOTES: 1) Submit your Hourglass ad by Noon Wednesday 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.bucholz.311-sig-cmd. A staff member will email you the form(s) directly. HOW TO SUBMIT HOURGLASS AND ROLLER ANNOUNCEMENTS


6 WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOK 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: Through mid-May we have re ceived 2.11 inches of precipitation at the weather station, or 58 percent of normal. The latest climatological forecast from mate Center calls for average to below average precipitation for Kwajalein and Majuro from May through July. Meanwhile, a strengthened sub-tropical high is sitting north of Kwaj in the vicinity of Wake Island, causing our trade wind speeds to increase to a range of 15-20 knots. The ITCZ will be active along 5-6 North latitude, gradually drifting northward by Monday and bringing in increasing showers after a pleas ant Saturday-Sunday. The ITCZ will in the area into next week. SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY FORECAST: Winds eastnortheast at 15-20 kts on Saturday will decrase to 13-17 knots by Monday. Saturday is mostly dry with stray showers with shower coverage to widely scattered by Monday. MID-WEEK FORECAST: Scattered showers Tuesday and Wednesday becoming widely scattered for Thursday and Fri day. Winds will be east-northeast at 13-17 knots with stron ger gusts near heavier showers. LUNCH DINNER Sunday Roasted chicken Baked ziti w/ sausage Eggs benedict Thursday BBQ pulled pork sand. Chicken bechamel Chili mac May 27 Italian beef stew Spaghetti ala caprese Garlic bread Thursday Huli huli chicken Hawaiian meatballs Augratin potatoes Friday Coconut chicken breast Fish di jour Wild rice Friday Fish du jour Vegetarian pasta Parslied potatoes Monday Boneless chicken Braised steak w/ peppers Lyonnaise potatoes Wednesday Beef stroganoff Maple roast chicken Parslied noodles Monday Taco bar Enchiladas Mexican rice Sunday Fried chicken Vegetarian pasta Garlic mashed potatoes Tuesday Chicken chopsuey Pineapple pork Sesame noodles Wednesday Steak night Garlic chicken Vetarian saute Tuesday Sweet and sour pork Korean beef bulgogi Oriental fried rice May 27 Herb baked chicken Shepherd's pie Three cheese macaroni Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF MAY 18 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


7 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED Visit USAJOBS.GOV to search and ap ply for USAG-KA vacancies and other federal positions. KRS and Chugach listings for on-Island jobs are posted at: Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye Dock Security Checkpoint locations; Human Resources in Bldg. 700 and on the Kwaj-web site under Con tractor Information>KRS> Human Resources>Job Opportunities. List ings for off-island contract positions are available at COMMUNITY NOTICES Kindergarten Registration. Registra tion for the 2017-2018 Elementary School Year has begun. Registration packets may be picked up at the El June 22. The Elementary School Of Registration will resume July 12-Aug. 10. Children eligible for Kindergarten Call 53601. May Open Rec Events for Grades K-6. Come camp out with us in the SAC Room (Elementary Room 7) for 2017 school year open rec event. We will play games, participate in team relays, and enjoy a tasty camping treat. K-2nd Grade: Friday, May 12 (1-2 p.m.); 3rdth Grade: Saturday, May 20 (3:30-5 p.m.); and 5th-6th Grade: Saturday, May 27 (3:30-5 p.m.). Space is limited. Register at tions? Contact Ms. Rachel at 52158 or Rock and Bowl. 6-9:30 p.m., Saturday, May 20, at Kwajalein Bowling Alley. Bring your beverages and come en joy the best of the 80's and 90's. $2 for shoes, $2 per game. Adults only, please. Come Rock and Bowl and enjoy the show! Spring Vocal Music Program. 5-6:30 p.m., May 24 at the KHS MP Room. All K-6 grade students and parents are invited. Special School Advisory Council (SAC) Public Meeting To vote on Weighted Grades and Ranking at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 24 at the Ele mentary School, Coconut Room # 29. p.m., May 26 at The Vet's Hall. Spe Contact Neil Dye or Mike Woundy. Kwajalein Yacht Clubs monthly meet ing is 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 27, at the Yacht Club. Social Hour begins at 5:30pm. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Please bring a side dish. Poc Ursula LaBrie 5-1951. Baccalaureate Ceremony. 6:30 p.m., Sunday, May 28, at the Island Me morial Chapel. The Graduating Class of 2017 requests the honor of your presence at the Baccalaureate Cer emony. Reception to follow at the Religious Education Building. Dinner and dessert served. Tie-Dye Fundraiser. 1-3 p.m., Tues day, May 30 at the Memorial Day Cel ebration. The sophmore class is hav ing their annual tie-dye fundraiser. Come join the fun and create a closet full of tie-dye. $3 if you bring a shirt to tie-dye; $5 to buy a shirt. May 30. In observance of Memo closed. Normal operating hours will resume on Wednesday, May 31. Family Pool Hours. Tuesday, May 30, the Family Pool will be closed in support of the Memorial Day Beach Blast. Please join us at Emon Beach for the fun and festivities. Memorial Day Festivities. Tuesday, May 31, at Emon Beach. Enjoy the following festivities: 9-11 a.m., Swap Meet. Call Community Activities to reserve a table, space is limited! 1-3 questions, call 53331. The Vet's Hall loves supporting the local community. However, if you have borrowed any of our kitchen items please do not forget to return them. We will continue to provide event support when asked as long as we have the items back that we own Mike Woundy or Dan Farnham. IS Weekly Compliance Checking. The IS department performs compliance checking on all computers every week. Keep computers in compli ance with the updates required by restarting your computer at the end of each work day. Call the Help Desk at 52444 with questions. Safely Speaking: Take 5 for Safety. action to prevent them, before you start a job. E-Talk: Disposal of Batteries. Tape over terminals to cover electrodes. Smaller batteries may be dropped off at AAFES Shoppette. For larger bat teries, call Environmental at 51134. Which of the following uses less wa Taking a bath? Answer: A.Taking a lons of water, while a full tub requires about 70 gallons. If you take a bath, stopper the drain immediately and tub. May 27 Sausage and peppers Chicken alfredo Garlic bread May 27 Grilled beef sandwich Roast pork Onion rings Friday Mexican Night Tamales Salsa chicken Sunday Sliced roast beef Eggs benedict Thursday Cottage pie Veggie quiche Thursday Fried chicken Swedish meatballs Egg noodles Friday Greek herb chicken Legumes Greek lemon potatoes Monday Breaded pork chop Chicken supreme Breakfast frittata Wednesday Meatball subs Curry chicken Brown rice pilaf Sunday BBQ pulled pork Pasta prima vera Monday Roast chicken Beef short ribs Tuesday Pizza Night Chicken sandwiches Lasagna Wednesday Grilled steak Chicken fajitas Baked potatoes Tuesday Thai beef w/ vegetables Chicken w/ peanut sauce Tofu veggie stir-fry LUNCH DINNER Caf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF MAY 18 The Kwajalein community is invited to the USAG-KA Memorial Day Observance Ceremony at the Kwajalein Flagpoles (near Kwaj Lodge). Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m. A memorial address will be delivered by U.S. Ambassador to the Marshall Islands the Honorable Karen Stewart. Please join us as we pay tribute to the service members


8 UNITED CHECK-IN TIMES ATI CHECK-IN TIMES Monday, United 155 3:30-4:45 p.m. Tuesday, United 154 11-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, United 155 2:30-3:45 p.m. Thursday, United 154 11:30 a.m.-Noon. Friday, United 155 3:30-4:45 p.m. Saturday, United 154 11-11:30 a.m. Early departures 7:45-8:15 a.m. All other departures 8-8:30 a.m. 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 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. All names must be appropriate and "family-friendly." Submit your B-Boat name ideas to by June 1 with your full name and contact phone before the 'christening' of the vessels. NAME THAT BOAT May 25, 1993 Chuck Eady accepts Aviation Accident Prevention Award of Excellence on behalf of the entire Avation De partment from General Lionetti. The award recognized Aviation Services yearly processing of 180,000 pas sengers, nearly 10 million pounds of air-cargo, and distribution of 705 million gallons of jet fuel for 7900 May 21, 1994 THIS WEEK IN KWAJALEIN HOURGLASS HISTORY Environmental Protection Flight The U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) Environmental Standards (UES) require that the operating parameters of US Army GarrisonKwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA) activi ties with the potential to affect the public health and environment must ronmental Protection (DEP). The UES further provide that regulatory agencies and the public be allowed to review and comment on a Draft DEP. The Draft DEP for Flight Experi ment 1, April 2017, provides the pro posed requirements and limitations USAKA by the U.S. Navy. The pub lic is invited to review and comment on this Draft DEP. The Draft DEP is available for review at the Grace Sherwood Library, the Roi-Namur tions regarding the Draft DEP can Defense Command/ArmyForces ARSTRAT).Written comments can be directed to: P.O. Box 1500 Huntsville, AL 35807-3801 A period of 30 days will be pro vided for public comment. Com ments should be postmarked no later than June 19, 2017. Kakien ko an U.S. Army Kwajalein ak ko ej kemlet bwe jemlok in makitkit ko an US Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll remaron jelet ejmour im pelaak ko rej aikuij in kemeleleiki jerbal in kej kemlet bwe ra ko rej bok eddo in kin Elmakwot in DEP eo. Elmakwot kake nomba 1, April 2017, ej lelok el makwot in jekjek ko loori kab jon an maron rej ruwainene n an etale im kwalok Grace Sherwood Library eo, RoiEnvironmental Protection Authority im ilo ment_1_Documents_for_Public_ Review. DEP eo remaron in etal n mand/ArmyForces Strategic Com ARSTRAT). in etal n an: P.O. Box 1500 Huntsville, AL 35807-3801 Jilnuul raan enaaj pellok n an an rumwij lok jen June 19, 2017. NOA, FROM PAGE 5