The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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Kwajalein hourglass
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A Ground Based Interceptor launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, May 30 (PST). Minutes later, it destroyed an ICBM-class missile launched from Meck Island in a crucial test for the GMD program. Senior Airman Ian DudleyBACCALAUREATE MDA SCORES HIT GARRISON HONORS RECOGNIZES GRADUATES P 3 IN CRUCIAL GMD TEST P 2 AMERICAN WAR DEAD P 4THIS WEEK


2 LEFT: An ICBM-class target is readied at the launch pad at Meck for the Missile Defense Agency's testing of the nation's GroundBased Midcourse Defense system earlier this week. RIGHT: A GMD Ground Based Interceptor launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California minutes before it strikes the Meck-launched target, making FTG-15 a critical success for the program. MDA and Air Force photos U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Department 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: usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.hourglass@mail.milGarrison Commander.....Col. Michael Larsen Garrison CSM.......Sgt. Maj. Angela Rawlings Managing Editor ..................... Jordan Vinson Associate Editor .............. Jessica Dambruch Media Services Intern........Colleen FurgesonThe 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 employees, contractor workers and their families assigned to U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. Contents of the Hourglass are not necROI COMMUNITY BIDS FAREWELL TO FRIEND, NEIGHBOR Missile Defense Agency press releaseThe U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force 30th Space Wing, the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense and U.S. Northern Command, today successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target during a test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the nation's ballistic missile defense system. target for GMD and the U.S. ballistic missile defense system. Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the MarA ground-based interceptor was launched from Vandenberg intercepted and destroyed the target in a direct collision. HOMELAND MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM INTERCEPTS ICBM target is an incredible accomplishment for the GMD system and a critical milestone for this program," said MDA Director defense of our homeland, and this test demonstrates that we mance based upon telemetry and other data obtained during the test. defense capabilities. The GMD element of the ballistic missile defense system destroy intermediate and long-range ballistic missile threats to protect the U.S. The mission of the Missile Defense Agency tem to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies and friends from limited ballistic missile attacks of all ranges in all Additional information about all elements of the ballistic missile defense system can be found at


3 U.S. Army photos by Jordan VinsonKHS SENIORS HONORED DURING BACCALAUREATE CEREMONYThe U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll community gathered at the Island Memorial Chapel Sunday for the annual baccalaureate ceremony. The formal religious celebration allowed the community an opportunity to congratulate the outgoing 2017 graduating class of Kwajalein Jr./Sr. High School for throughout their years within the Kwajalein Schools system. USAG-KAs Command Sgt. Maj. Angela Raw was one of three community leaders who addressed the chapel crowd and offer words 15 students to thank their parents for a lifethroughout the years. They must be strong in and remaining steadfast in pursuit of their ed ucational goals were keynotes of her address. While youre in college, dont allow anyone to tell you [that] you dont look the part, that you cant become an engineer or a doctor or a lawyer or a pharmacist. And dont for one sec ond tell yourself that you should not be here or that youre not smart enough. You are more Calling upon strength during periods of shared with those of Kitlang Kabua and HardGraduates, all I ask you to do as you enter the big real world, the big scary world, is to Meanwhile, Lelet implored the students to get them a long way, he added. Megan Sok and Janalynn Reimers read off the and Christine Abragan, DeVante Floor, an Eb Island Memorial Chapel all performed music throughout the night. FROM TOP: The KHS class of 2017 gather for a group photo prior to the baccalaureate ceremony Sunday, May 28, at the Island Memorial Chapel on Kwaj; USAG-KA Command Sgt. Maj. Angela Rawlings gives a motivational speech to the group of 15 seniors; Christine Abragan, right, and DeVante Floor perform "Soldier" by Gavin DeGraw.


4 U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch MEMORIAL DAY HONORS SERVICE AND SACRIFICE Scouts and Boy Scouts deliver memorial wreathes to Command personnel; U.S. Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Karen Stewart gives a keynote address; Col. Larsen and Ambassador Stewart lay community gather to honor the Armed Services at the Memorial Day Flagpole Observance, May 29. Friends, visitors, bers in the garrison community gathered under the bright mid protecting our nation. Larsen and United States Ambassador to the Marshall Islands bear witness to countless moments in which the character of small, are like the historical remnants buried deep in the sand of in our personal and national memory. He shared the story of a I may humbly suggest, take the time to emulate them with your own personal actions. I would submit, if we do so, there is no bet Stewart described her abiding humility and respect to address the residents of Kwajalein, the site of a historic battle. She recogForces and paid special tribute to the memory of Staff Sgt. SolGirl Scouts of America presented memorial wreathes to Stewart, Larsen, Command Sgt. Maj. Angela Rawlings and Gold Star family member Michael Sam, the uncle of Staff Sgt. Sam, to be placed at families, siblings and friendsdeparted the Memorial Day cer emony with the sound of the surf in their ears and much on their


5 FUN IN THE SUN AT EMON BEACH BLAST Festivities drew crowds meet featuring new and used household goods for sale by Kwajalein residents. The swap meet was followed by opporJr./Sr. High School sophomore class, ice-cold snow cones and beach bar refreshments. culminated with a sunset the color of Dreamsicle ice creams. FROM LEFT: Kari Lee and son Makai enjoy a snow cone in the shade of the Emon Beach Big Pavilion; visitor Kelly Day makes a Beach bros: Erik Lacaria, left, and Mason and Chase Otto enjoy holiday fun at the Memorial Day Beach Blast at Emon Beach. CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Colorful decorations add a fun element to beachside vendor household items at the Memorial Day Swap Meet. U.S. Army photo by Cari Dellinger


6 members join Connie and Thomas Greene in a group photo at the newly dedicated bench. Students in the Child and Youth Services Show Choir perform Broadway showtunes, dance numbers and classic comedy skits for a full house in the MP Room, May 20. LEFT: Carrie Aljure presents badges and awards during the Kwajalein Girl Scouts Bridging Ceremony at Coral Sands, May 20. RIGHT: Col. Michael Larsen, Ambassador Karen Stewart, middle, and Jeanna Larsen visit after the Memorial Day ceremony, May 29. U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch Courtesy of Connie Greene


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 Re-quest form on the USAG-KA-web intranet web-site. Click the Community tab at the top of the page and click on Hourglass in the drop-down menu. Each form is located in the Li-braries submenu at left. Follow the form instructions, and send the form to the appro-priate 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, usu-ally Wednesday and Saturday. Dont have access to the USAG-KA-web in-tranet site? Send an email to Media Services at usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.hourglass@ A staff member will email you the form(s) directly. HOW TO SUBMIT HOURGLASS AND ROLLER ANNOUNCEMENTS7 CORAL SANDS BONFIRE PROCEDURES the area is determined to be unsafe. All combustibles should be kept Pallets should not be stacked more than two high at any time inside patrons using Coral Sands. nate directly with the Kwajalein Fire Department. Special considerHawaii-based reggae band Rebel Souljahz are set to perform for the blend of ukulele and clean, plucky guitar riffs and rich harmonies during the group's three planned performances on the installation. American hip-hop performer, and Shar Carillo, a singer who performs reggae, MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR AFE BAND REBEL SOULJAHZ


8 COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES JUNE-JULY EVENTS/HOURSKaraoke Night and sing your heart out! Roi Karaoke Night your heart out! Armed Forces Entertainment Concerts test Hawaiian music is coming to Kwaj! Three groups performing three shows! Its going to be mayjah! This is free entertainment open to the community. Sponsored by Armed Forces Entertainment. Wednesday, June 7, 7 p.m., Roi Outrigger Saturday, June 10, 7 p.m., High School MP Room Sunday, June 11, 7 p.m., Rich Theater Schools Out Pools In Pool Party KST will be selling snow cones, so bring some money to enjoy a nice cool treat. Lunch Time at the Lanes lunch and come on out for some midday bowling! $2 for shoes, $2 per game. All permitted. Summer Reading Program Kickoff Sherwood Library. Get ready to rumble in the Summer Reading Program jungle! Embark on a reading safari with us. SOS Triathlon Challenge Survivors of Summer! July 1-30. Participants can swim, bike, and run to the ultimate goal of complettions and registration, call 53331. Live Comedy Shows Four comedians and lots of laughs! Check out comedians Tony V, Dewey by Quality of Life. Friday, June 16, 7 p.m., Roi Outrigger Saturday, June 17, 8 p.m., Ocean View Club Sunday, June 18, 8 p.m., Vets Hall World's Largest Swim Lesson Thursday, June 22, 10 a.m. at the Family Pool. Cliff Pryor and Dayna Hepler will lead Kwaj kids in a 30-minute swim lesson to coincide with swim lessons hapBirthday Bash ages if your birthday is in June. Stop by up. Please present K-badge. Must be 21 years or older. Tea Social feinated teas and desserts, games, of fered for a social gathering. Smells Like Fish Live Smells Like Fish will jam and kick of the Red, White, and Blue Night Monday, July 3, 7 p.m. at the Roi Golf Shack. The entire golf course will be lit up in red white and blue! Flags will be 4TH of July Celebration display. Roi Bike Parade p.m. The parade will start from the North side of Perimeter Road (Cardiac Corner) and end at the Roi pool for the pool party! SUMMER HOURS OF OPERATION Pools and Beaches Hours Summer hours start Monday June 12 Family Pool Monday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Emon Beach ARC/Ivey 24 Hours CRC: After hours in gym through Security desk until midnight Golf Course Sunrise to Sundown Tennis Courts Sunrise 10 p.m. Kwaj Small Boat Marina Summer Hours Pavilion Rentals


9 HERO OF THE WEEK USAG-KAs Heroes of the Week are the hardworking employees at the Furniture Warehouse. The team consists mai Titus and Simpson Mailon. complete bedroom set, the Furniture Warehouse team takes its job seriously. It has a reputation for prompt and ering and setting up furniture for residents, the crew also hospitality kits. Furniture Warehouse Lead Piamon Sopreciates her teams work. she says. "The crew is well liked and respected by the The team from Kwajalein's Furniture Warehouse is ready U.S. Army photo by Cari Dellinger Courtesy photo Always dive with a buddy. Never dive alone. 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 regulators get overhauled at least once a year. Each diver should have their own computer. On any given dive, both divers in the buddy pair should follow the most conservative computer. Do not ascend greater than 60 feet per minute. Even if not required, always make a safety stop at 15 feet for at least three minutes. Avoid making multiple deep dives on the same day. DIVE SAFETY TIPS!REMEMBERING NACKLE HARRYWe are saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague, Nack le Harry, who passed away on Sat urday, May 20, 2017. Nackle began his career in De cember 2002 as a GSE Mechanic Nackle gained the skills, knowlAlways friendly, Nackle enjoyed joking and laughing with his fellow co-workers. He will be missed by all who knew him.


10 WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOK Commander's HotlineHave 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 anyWHO TO REPORT TO Local law Enforcement and Security *911 *5-4445/4443 *usarmy.bucholz.311-sgcmd.mbx.usag-pmo@mail WEATHER DISCUSSION: May ended with 5.20 inches of for the week. The winds were also light. This allowed temperatures to hit 90 degrees a few times at the end of May. tation. Also some dynamic weather prediction models are showing large scale patterns indicating the transition from through the central RMI during this period. SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY FORECAST: Widely scattered showers southern atoll, isolated to the north. Winds east-northeast-east at 13-17 knots, increasing to 15-20 knots on Sunday. MID-WEEK FORECAST: Scattered showers Tuesday, then widely scattered remainder of the week. Winds east-northeast at 12-17 knots.Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Contact InformationCW3 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 2758DOD SAFE Helpline: 877 995 5247 LUNCH DINNER SundayBoneless Chicken Nacho Beef Eggs BenedictThursdayJamaican Jerk Chicken Beef Stew Mac & CheeseJune 10Grilled Oriental Pork Chicken Adobo Coconut RiceThursdayEnchiladas Burrito Casserole Mexican RiceFridayCorned Beef Fish Du Jour Soda BreadFridaySloppy Joes Fish Du Jour Vegetarian SpaghettiMondaySpareribs Blackened Chicken Spinach QuicheWednesdayBaked Meatloaf Garlic Roast Chicken Mushroom Garlic PastaMondaySliced Roast Beef Chicken Spaghetti Garlic ToastSundayChicken Saltimbocca Wild Rice Franconia PotatoesTuesdayCantonese Pork Stricken Chicken Sesame NoodlesWednesdaySteak Night BBQ Chicken Brown RiceTuesdayMeat Lasagna Vegetarian Lasagna Garlic BreadJune 10Hamburger Steak Chicken Pot Pie Brown Rice Pilaf Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF JUNE 2


11 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDSHELP WANTED cies and other federal posi tions. KRS and Chugach listings Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Eb eye Dock Security Checkpoint locations; outside the United tor Information>KRS> Human Listings for off-island contract COMMUNITY NOTICES Fees and Locker Registration. nual greens fees and locker the golf course. Sign up now istration information, please 53331. Saturday, June 3. Come on down and rock the house island style Put your boogie boots on at on down to the Vets Hall and join in the dance classes with. Josh Parker. All styles of dance will be taught. Lessons are no p.m., and the doors will open Abrams or Mike Woundy. The Vet's Hall on Friday, June host Jeff Robinson will pres Woundy. Lunch Time at the Lanes. Monout for some midday bowling! $2 for shoes, $2 per game. All New Passports are in. Please pick-up of your new passport from USAG-KA HQ in bldg. 730. Kindergarten Registration. Reg Elementary School Year has begun. Registration packets may be picked up at the Elementary will be closed June 23-July 11. Registration will resume July 12-Aug. 10. Children eligible for Kindergarten must turn day, June 7, at the Family Pool. selling snow cones, so bring June 10Beef Stroganoff Egg Noodles Italian Baked ChickenJune 10 Pinto Beans Corn BreadFridayMongolian BBQ Lumpia Corn Dogs Sunday Roast Herb Chicken Hamburger Steak Veggie Frittata Thursday Sloppy Joes Roasted Turkey ThursdayFried Chicken Roast Pork Mashed PotatoesFridaySalmon Cakes Cuban Sandwich Tater Tots Monday Beef Marinara BBQ Pork Sandwich Egg & Cheese Sandwich Wednesday Blackened Chicken Sand. Honey Mustard Pork Stir-Fry Vegetables SundayBeef Pot Roast Carrots Red PotatoesMondayRoast Chicken BBQ Spareribs Baked BeansTuesdayHerb Porkloin Oxtail Stew Black BeansWednesdayGrilled Steak Night Huli Huli Chicken Corn on the Cob Tuesday Dry-Rub Roast Beef Roast Vegetables LUNCH DINNERCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF JUNE 2The Senior Class of 2017 and parents would like to thank the Island Memorial Chapel, speakers, performers and all community members mand for sponsoring our Ri'katak families and friends; junior and the transportation department for their logistical suppalm fronds; and the print shop for beautiful programs. Last, THUMBS UP some money to enjoy a nice self and your family from lead poisoning in the workplace and at home. Use wet mops or wet paper towels to clean up dust or paint chips. These materials are not dangerous unless they are damaged!


12 UNITED CHECK-IN TIMES ATI CHECK-IN TIMESMonday, United 1553:30-4:45 p.m. Tuesday, United 15411-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, United 1552:30-3:45 p.m. Thursday, United 15411:30 a.m.-Noon. Friday, United 1553:30-4:45 p.m. Saturday, United 15411-11:30 a.m. Early departures7:45-8:15 a.m. All other departures 8-8:30 a.m. DWNLAD AND SHARE HG PHTS AT THIS WEEK IN KWAJALEIN HOURGLASS HISTORY From June 2, 1961 From June 2, 1992From June 2, 1961From June 1, 1979 From June 2, 2007