The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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SPORTING GEAR REBEL SOULJAHZ KWAJ INTRODUCES ACTIVITY SHOPPING TIPSP 9 BRING THE REGGAE ROCKP 2-4 NEW FRIENDS AND KRS STAFF P 7 THIS WEEK William Boehnke, left, and Jim Severson place markers for an underwater navigation course in the Emon Beach Lagoon, May 29. Jessica Dambruch


2 U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch 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 Armed Forces Entertainment packed three venues with the sweet sounds of Hawaiian reggae rock in Kwajalein Atoll dur ing the week of June 11. Headliners Rebel Souljahz performed at the Roi-Namur Outrigger, the KHS MP Room and the Rich ardson Theater. Accompanied by musical artists Shar Carillo and Eli-Mac, the island-inspired electronic R&B reggae had their audiences out of their chairs and dancing to their mellow harmonies and languid beats. The Kwajalein Hourglass met with Carillo and Rebel Soul jahz keyboard player Sherwin DeBrum, from Salt Lake, Hawaii, to talk about their recent AFE tour, their experience with the business of making music and DeBrum's return trip to the Mar shall Islands where he was born. Hourglass (HG): Which areas of Hawaii are you both from? Shar: I'm from Kauai. Sherwin DeBrum: Salt Lake, Hawaii. My birth home is [on] Ebeye. Its so hard, living there. The last time I was there was 20 years ago. HG: Who or what's responsible for turning you on to wonderful careers as world-travelers and musicians? Shar: For me, it runs in my family [with] everybody on Kauai. We stick pretty close together as family. When we have parties we have kanipakala sessions. We grew up listening to music, to our parents and grandparents, and we just learned from them, basically. My parents are one half of the group Leahi, from Ha waii. They were pretty big back in the early 1990s. They knew how to work the stage. SD: Honestly, it was a good mistake. It was really good. I never did play music when I was a kid. Never played ukulele. All these other guys [bandmates] played music and I was into sports. One day my best friend started a band, and no one wanted to play keyboard. I just kind of picked it up fast. Its such a typical instrument for a Marshallese to play, you know? If you go to a Marshallese concert thats all you see onstage: keyboards. HG: What kind of music did you enjoy growing up? What'd you throw on your mixtapes? SD: What kind of music? Reggae. Thats what we all grew up with. Shar: The radio stations back home arent like the ones on Oahu. They play a lot of country, old school Hawaiian music and of course a lot of Bob Marley. I grew up singing all kinds of music. I just love every type of music. HG: How many more shows will you play in the atoll? REBEL SOULJAHZ ROCK THE ATOLL


3 Musical artist Eli-Mac performs onstage with Rebel Souljahz, June 11. Shar: Weve been to Roi, we went Wednesday night. We have the last show at the Richardson Theater. SD: We tried to throw a show up on Majuro, but everything was booked already. HG: Come on back and see us again in a few months. Its clear you really enjoy what youre doing. Theres a lot of humor in all of your online promotional music videos. Talk a little about that. SD: Well, youve got to keep it exciting. Youve got to keep it fun. Shar: Youve got to make people smile. The only way to do that is to smile yourself. If youre a great singer or musician, thats great. But you have to be somewhat fun to entertain and make people love you. All of us as entertainers are good as a group because we all make fun of each other. HG: Did you know each other before you began touring to gether? Shar: At a distance. Everybody had their own thing [going]. SD: A couple times back home we talked. Shar: By sheer luck we all kind of mesh together. HG: Thats goodbecause you have to put up with these guys all tour long. SD: Yeahweve got to put up with her! HG: Which places did you enjoy visiting the most and what did you do when you werent performing? SD: Oh man, this is our second AFE gig. Japan was my favorite [location] so far. Shar: of people in Japan. When we were there we had one free day to spend to see Tokyo, the temples, the Sky Tower. We forgot theres a rush hour in Japan on the trains! That experience of being in Japan and literally being pushed on the train and squeezing like sardines with no way to fall because everyones so close together. That was my favorite. It was something we didnt expect. SD: Japan is so safe, man. And so clean, and the food Shar: The food is amazing! SD: I mean, dont get me wrong. This trip to the motherland [Marshall Islands] for me is amazing. I love it. And we got to go to Bigei. Shar: Ive never seen water so turquoise [and] blue. SD: If we werent talking about the performance and venues, man, then this place, for me, is it. It was good for me to pass through Ebeye to see how it is [now]. HG: You all come from a very multicultural state. Whats it like to be musical ambassadors on military bases as you travel? SD: It feels great. Shar: Just being from Hawaii, and knowing people who are serving, its nice to be able to give them something to be happy about. I have one song that hit it big back homeand for them [the audiences] to be singing the song was big, for me. These people are singing extremely loud, and it makes me tear up. One of my dreams is for people to sing something that I wrote. It makes me feel good. Im super happy to be part of it. HG: Do you have any family connected to the military? SD: Oh yeah. I think everybody does. A handful of my cousins are in the Army, Navy and Air Force. Shar: My stepfather served in the Army in the early 1990s. HG: Okay, business question: So we all remember cassette and old media formats SD: Man, Im not that old. Shar: Yes you are! HG: and you are really active on social media. The Rebel Souljahz video about the Roi trip is great. How do you both feel about the business of marketing music? SD: Were so blessed. Weve been playing music for ten years. To do something that you love, and to get paid to do it, thats a blessing right there. Not a lot of people can say they do that. Shar: Digital marketing is so much easier. Back in the day, you basically called up the radio station and said you wanted to hear a song. You got popular through word of mouth. We get popular through likes and shares. Stuff like that. Its totally dif


4 ferent. Either way it shows that people are watching and lis tening [to you]. SD: And music in Hawaii is growing: island reggae music. Shar: Especially in Hawaii. Were making our mark. Weve always been there, but it was hard to get out. Now with the whole digital Internet thing, there are so many more musicians out there. My mom says we dont know what it was likeand I tell her, come on, were gigging every weekend! Shes like, yeah, but. Its easier, but theres more competition. Its easier for ev erybody to be a musician in this culture. [But] youve got to be really good [to get noticed]. SD: Or youve got to have the best connection in the world! Shar: Sometimes it is who you know rather than what you ally hard but go unnoticed. HG: Im really glad you got connected to the folks who brought you here. Shar: Yes! Armed Forces Entertainment! HG: Since you mentioned working hard, what is it that inspires you and keeps you going? SD: Its my kids, honestly. They love what Im doing. Ive sacri keep me pumping and keep me going, 24-7. Shar: I dont have kids but I have the legacy of a great family to keep me going. My grandfather is one of the composers of a really famous Hawaiian song. His daughters and sons, and my mom and dad, all did music. So I feel like Ive got to carry on the legacy. This felt like something that I needed to do. Whenever I feel like Im down or I cant do it, I stop and think, okay, my fam ily did this. I can do this. Thats what keeps me strong. ater, June 11. U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch


5 Summer is in full swing on Kwajalein Atoll, and while its arrival may not necessarily bring hotter temperatures, it does histori cally mark the return of the rainy season. The increased shower activity also brings heightened chances for lightning, one of the biggest weather-related dangers for the USAG-KA community. thunder can be heard on island. The storms that day produced a markers on the map (see above). Kwajalein typically sees about 15 thunderstorm days per year, with 2016 being an above-av erage year of 20 thunderstorm days and 345 lightning strikes within 10 nautical miles of the island. Lightning occurs when there is an imbalance in electrical charge between the clouds and the ground, two different clouds, or the cloud and the surrounding air. To get this imbalance, showers and storms need to be strong enough and long-lasting in order to build up enough charge. This is another reason why more lightning tends to happen during the wet season, when strong and long-lasting showers are fairly common. On average, there are 47 lightning related fatalities and hun dreds of injuries each year in the mainland United States. Nearly all of these are caused by people being unaware of the current weather conditions and not taking proper shelter. A surpris ing aspect of these fatalities is that most of them do not occur when the storm is directly overhead. They actually occur as the thunderstorm is approaching and moving away. The main contributor to this is that many people dont know that light ning can and often does travel up to 10 to 15 miles away from the parent thunderstorm. RTS Weather warns for storms with lightning potential that are within 15 miles of Kwajalein and RoiNamur; however, the world record for the longest lightning bolt is actually 200 miles, over three quarters of the distance from Kwajalein to Majuro. This means that whether youre enjoying Roi-Namur, it is essential to keep an eye on the weather and take precautions before threatening weather arrives and not once its overhead. As stated, RTS Weather will issue lightning warnings if a light ning strike is recorded within 15 nautical miles of Kwajalein or Roi-Namur, or if a cell within 15 nautical miles shows potential for lightning. Data from the KPOL weather radar and the daily synoptic sounding (weather balloon) are used to determine if individual showers show any potential for lightning. Actual strikes are detected using a network of four sensors located around the atoll. Along with light, heat, and electricity, lightning also emits a radio frequency signal. This signal is detected by each of the four sensors, which then triangulate the location of put up on the AFN weather channel (14.2) as well as the rts-wx. com website. So what should you do if you get caught outside while a dan gerous thunderstorm is approaching? If a lightning warning is issued, or especially if you hear thunder, move as quickly and safely as you can to an enclosed building. Do not take cover in open air shelters or pavilions like those at Emon Beach and near many of the BQs. Seeking shelter is your only option for protec tion during a lightning storm. Despite it often being regarded as common knowledge, crouching down should never be used as a the lagoon, try to return to land as quickly and safely as possible. Boaters should also contact the marina for advice on further re quired actions. ter. Dont become just another statistic waiting for lightning to strike or a storm to gather overhead before taking cover. The Lightning strikes detected from storms on June 7 between 8 A.M. and 1 P.M. Darker icons indicate later strikes. Lightning fatalities are most common as a thunderstorm is approaching and when it is moving away. RAINY SEASON BRINGS INCREASED LIGHTNING RISK U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch


6 KIM YARNES COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES MANAGER Where are you from? California. Your role has recently changed. What new responsibilities do you have? I re cently assumed the additional scope of man aging retail services (the laundry, salon, and bakery) in addition to staying involved with community, postal and media services. How long have you lived here? Since 2008. What new on-the-job challenges do you look forward to? I look forward to working with another great facet of the KRS team, learning more about the processes, and hopefully improving our services. My favor ite thing about working for Community is no two days are ever the same. I get to be cre ativethere are always challenges and I get to try and make Kwaj and Roi a better place to live and work. What do you enjoy about Kwaj lifestyle? I enjoy the beaches and getting to watch my [son] little water boy. I also like the great sense of community and how everyone looks out and cares for each other. What's the one thing you'd recommend newcomers try? Get out and get involved what's the point of living on a tropical island if you don't take the time to enjoy it? Living on Kwajalein, you're likely to check out the Grace Sherwood Library, see a movie at the Richardson Theater or get a new haircut. It's the efforts of the staff behind the scenes in retail and Com munity Activities who make every day fun and interesting. We invite you to join KRS as we offer congratulations and a warm welcome to newcomers and old friends as they step into expanded roles and exciting career opportunities. FRIENDLY FACES IN ISLAND PLACES: TEAM KRS TAKES ON NEW CHALLENGES ELIZABETH MEFFORD STYLIST, SURFSIDE SALON Where are you from? Iowa. Whats your work role or specialty on Kwajalein? I came here to continue working as a stylist at Surfside Salon and help peoples long as it's within the budget, of course. How long have you lived here? tour I was here for two years and seven months. This time I'm at about two months. What on-the-job challenges do you en joy? My work role is fairly consistent. How ever, I am so excited to be working with my sister from another mister, Donna Murphy. We have the best fun! What do you enjoy about Kwaj lifestyle? I enjoy being in the ocean whether it's diving, swimming, snorkeling, sailing, and paddle boarding. One of the things I like about Kwaj is the opportunity to teach myself new skills. Currently I'm working on long boarding. Ohand the parties. What's the one thing you'd recommend newcomers try? I would like to recommend the time for play and lots of fun. MICHAEL NATOLI KRS DINING SERVICES MANAGER Where are you from? I traveled here to Kwaj from Lexington, Vir ginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains, however I lived in Fairfax County inside the Washington DC beltway from 2005 to 2016 and I am origi nally from northern New Jersey. Whats your work role or specialty on Kwajalein? I am the new Food Service Man ager for Base dining with KRS. Food is such a big part of the human condition and yet we may sometimes forget how truly important 35 years and I'm so grateful that I have had a hand in so many meals. I am fortunate to be able to make a living at something I love in something important to the human condi tion: food. How long have you lived here? I worked for Sodexho Marriott from 2002 to 2003 here on Kwajalein as an Executive chef and manager of then "The PDR." That is when I met my Marshallese wife of 14 years, Brenda Neamon. We have two beautiful children; Mi chael and Lilly who just this week met their time. What new on-the-job challenges do you look forward to? I am up for the many challenges our food service team faces here in this remote location. Anyone can be a star chef or food service provider in Northern California, but making lemonade out of onemonth old lemons here on Kwaj takes some one with a different mindset and I am up for DR. MARVIN LEE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER KWAJALEIN HOSPITAL Where are you from? Colorado Springs. Whats your work role or specialty on Kwajalein? Kwajalein Hospital. How long have you lived here? Just a few weeks. What new on-the-job challenges do you look forward to? I look forward to making and implementing new processes from our electronic health records. What do you look forward to enjoy ing about Kwaj lifestyle? I look forward to getting into the water and learning more about the Marshallese culture in my time off. I'd like to go to Ebeye and to get some more perspective on the Marshallese and their culture. In my spare time, I enjoy exer a part of my personality. What's the one thing you'd recom mend newcomers try? I think a new per son should come to Kwajalein with an open


7 DONNA MURPHY STYLIST, SURFSIDE SALON Where are you from? Prattville, Alabama. Whats your work role or specialty on Kwajalein? If your role has recently changed, what new responsibilities do you have? I am one of the two cosmetolo gists here on Kwajalein Atoll and we also travel to Roi-Namur every other Tuesday to work in the barbershop. I enjoy every aspect of the salon industry and specialize in color placement and now barbering. How long have you lived here? I have been here a year and a half. I am looking for ward to many more to come. What new on-the-job challenges do you look forward to? I look forward to learning newer, more challenging tricks of our trade through online continuing educa tion and look forward to traveling back to the MIDORI HOBBS DEPUTY MANAGER COMMUNITY SERVICES Where are you from? Just a hop away from a slightly bigger island; Okinawa, Japan. Your role has recently changed. What new responsibilities do you have? I was promoted to Community Services Deputy. My scope includes entertainment and spe cial events, clubs, movie theaters, the Hobby Shop, Roi Community Activities, recreation (includes golf, CRC and athletics), pools and beaches and Wellness Programs. How long have you lived here? 4.5 years. What new on-the-job challenges do you look forward to? Looking forward to working with new staff members, taking on new types of programming and special events. What do you enjoy about Kwaj lifestyle? I enjoy the short commute to work and gen eral island lifestyle. I'm an island girl, so this is perfect for me! What's the one thing you'd recommend newcomers try? Visit the neighboring is land of Ebeye and truly experience the coun try in which we live. VERONICA FAIRCHILD EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES MANAGER Where are you from? Washington State. Whats your work role or specialty on Kwajalein? I am the Executive Administra tive Assistant to the Community and Retail Services Manager. I do a little of everything and wear many hats! How long have you lived here? Approxi mately two months. What new on-the-job challenges do you look forward to? Working with the com munity and informing them about new and exciting events. What do you look forward to enjoying more about Kwaj lifestyle? Being more comfortable in saltwater and enjoying scuba. What's the one thing you'd recommend newcomers try? Get into a small group and get to know your neighbors and community. Try out the Hobby Shop! JIM DAVIS CAFE ROI MANAGER Where are you from? I came from Aiea, Hawaii as my point of hire but the previous 15 years I worked as a chief cook and chief steward on merchant marine vessels. Your role has recently changed. What new responsibilities do you have? I have recently been promoted to the Manager at Caf Roi. I started as a shift supervisor. I found out about this job as the Worthy needed a cook for the mission in January 2016 and I sailed on that mission. How long have you lived here? I have been on Roi for about 11 months working at the Caf. What new on-the-job challenges do you look forward to? I really enjoy cooking and training people as that has been what I have been doing all my working life. I especially enjoy seeing people happy with the meal they are eating and that helps to build morale. The new on the ship was "The dining room is what makes people happy, if they can look forward to the next meal that will build morale." What do you enjoy about island lifestyle? I enjoy socializing with the folk here during meal time and receiving feedback good and not so good. I was a restaurant manager for many years and the only way you can improve is by receiving feedback. What's the one thing you'd recommend newcomers try? I have really enjoyed meet ing all the people here. The camaraderie is similar to being on a ship only the island does states for hands on classes. Of course, I look forward to diving every chance I get. What do you enjoy about Kwaj lifestyle? I have been thinking of getting more involved in the community with the sports they offer here. What's the one thing you'd recommend newcomers try? Get outside and be active, do stuff. We are in one of the most beautiful places in the world. The best place to dive with the most incredible sea life. Love what you do and do what you love. the challenge. What do you enjoy about Kwaj lifestyle? I have been amazed by how warm and wel coming the Marshallese people are and they are the kindest, most gentle people I have ever known in my life. I am truly blessed to be married to one. Brenda and I are excited to be living on base and we are looking for ward to the great experience we expect our children to have here in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. What's the one thing you'd recommend newcomers try? One of the greatest things Marshallese culture "especially at Christmas" there is nothing on earth quite like a Marshal lese Christmas celebration.


8 COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES JUNE-JULY EVENTS/HOURS Lunch Time at the Lanes Monday, June 12, 19 and 26, 11 a.m. p.m. at the Bowling Alley. Bring your lunch and come on out for some midday bowling! $2 for shoes, $2 per game. All ages welcome, 14 and younger requires adult supervision. Food and beverages permitted. SOS Triathlon Challenge Survivors of Summer! Registration: June 13. Challenge runs July 1-30. Participants can swim, bike, and run to the ultimate goal of complet ing Ironman distances over a four week period of time. Prizes awarded for chal lenge completion. Cost is free. For ques tions and registration, call 53331. Live Comedy Shows Four comedians and lots of laughs! Check out comedians Tony V, Dewey Bratcher, Atif Myers and Steve Scarfo. Open to adult audiences only. Sponsored by Quality of Life. Saturday, June 17, 8 p.m., Ocean View Club Sunday, June 18, 8 p.m., Vets Hall Karaoke Night Sunday, June 18, 8 p.m. at the Ocean View Club. Be a star for the night and sing your heart out! 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 les son to coincide with swim lessons hap pening all over the world the same day! Birthday Bash Saturday, June 25, 8 p.m. at the Ocean View Club. Sign up for complimentary beverages if your birthday is in June. to sign up. Please present K-badge. Must be 21 years or older. Tea Social Thursday, June 29 at Roi's C-Building. Decaffeinated teas and desserts, games, offered for a social gathering. Smells Like Fish Live Saturday, July 1, 8 p.m. at the Outrigger. Smells Like Fish will jam and kick of the 4th of July weekend! 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 out a certain holes and extra games for prizes. One club only for all folks! 4TH of July Celebration Tuesday, July 4, Emon Beach. Perfor mance by Ballistic Love, Beach Bar, crafts, display. 4TH of July Color Run Tuesday, July 4, 5 p.m. at Emon Pavilion pening this 4th of July. Pre-register at the to receive a free T-shirt. Limited sizes available. Registration begins Tuesday, sis. Participants must register individu ally in person. Pre-registration is not required to participate in this awesome event. Open to all community members. Sponsored by Quality of Life and Com munity Activities. Roi Bike Parade Tuesday, July 4, 12:30 p.m. at Roi Main Street. Decorate your own bikes for a 4th of July parade of bikes starting at 12:30 p.m. The parade will start from the North side of Perimeter Road (Cardiac Cor ner) 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 Sunday 1-6 p.m. Monday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday 1-6 p.m. Thursday CLOSED Friday and Saturday 1-6 p.m. Emon Beach Tuesday-Saturday 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday Noon-4 p.m. ARC/Ivey Gym24 Hours CRC: Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 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 Fridays Noon-6:30 p.m. Saturday Monday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Pavilion Rentals Interested in renting a pavilion at Emon Beach, Camp Hamilton, or Coral Sands? Call 53331 or 52848 to reserve a pavilion for your next party. Pavilion reservations are updated daily on the Pavilion Hotline. Call 52945 for infor mation on which pavilions are booked. Non-booked pavilions are available on Check out USAG-KAs new website for garrison and community news, links to each directorate and other helpful information. Have thoughts or suggestions? Send


9 GEAR UP FOR FALL FUN WITH THESE SHOPPING TIPS! Young readers joined families, friends and Community Activities 2017 Summer Reading Program, June 14. Courtesy of Alison Sok The islands young into reading and register as jungle explorers during the Grace Sherwood Librarys 2017 Summer Reading Program kickoff on Wednesday. All this summer, until August 15, the library will serve wards as they track books or pages read on their reading record. In addition, the library is hosting a weekly story time, Wednes days at 10 a.m., where children can enjoy safari themed books, games and crafts. Youth can register any time and can even track their reading while off-island. Designed by Community Activities staff for local children, the program encourages participants to let their imaginations run wild and devour as much literature as possible during the sum mer months. To help participants prepare for their summer ad venture, library staff members Alison Sok and Phaylina Taganas have transformed the facility into a real-life jungle, complete with swinging monkeys, a waterfall and other wild, colorful surprises. There's still plenty of time to sign up and rumble in the reading jungle! SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM EMBARKS ON READING SAFARI Plan ahead and make sure you're properly equipped to make the most of these upcoming events! ACTIVITY DATE REGISTRATION INFORMATION RECOMMENDED GEAR Summer Fun Skate Nights Special Fridays None show up during designated times Skates PPE is recommended, but not required Merbabes Swim Class 1st Saturday of every month Free Babies must be 6 months of age or older Swim diaper required for those who aren't potty trained Rash guard, hat and sun screen Around the Atoll in 80 Days Challenge Sept. 6 Nov. 24 Free Register with Com munity Activities Call Community Activities for more information Youth Basketball September Age-appropriate basketball (some adult sizes are too big for small hands) Soccer Season Sept. 7-Oct. 21 $100 per team. Register with Derek Finch Cleats Shin guards Soccer socks Fall Bowling League Sept. 28-Nov.23 Socks are required Shaving Cream Social Oct. 14 Free Report to the Rich Ravine for fun assigned by age group Non-menthol foaming shaving cream. One can will be provided, but the more the merrier. Goggles Volleyball Season Nov.1-Dec.16 $100 per team Knee pads and Non-marking tennis shoes Santa's Arrival/Tree Lighting December 2 Free A candy-collecting bag Pallet Tree Competition Place around island by Dec. 1 Free Pallet forms avail able in November Glitz and glam, accent paints, anything you need to make your tree uniquely yours. Blank pallet, two base colors and two brushes will be provided. CDC Classroom Ongoing Contact Central Regis tration Pool towel Tote bag Extra pillow/blanket for nap time (CDC only) Halloween, Swashbuckler's Pirate Ball, School Dances, Talent Shows, Band Varies Varies See the Kwajalein Schools online portal for events and supplies for school activities


10 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: cit in rainfall for June being down 0.72 inches from the four inches we would normally have received. But strong signs of tropical patterns switching to the wet season are in place. This upcoming seven day period we should catch up some with accumulation. The Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is situated at our latitude. A series of waves in the ITCZ will pass across our region Saturday into Monday. The ITCZ will drift southward Tuesday/Wednesday but remains active, prior to drifting back into our region Thursday and Friday. So it looks like average to above average precipitation for the next seven days. SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY FORECAST: Partly sunny to mostly cloudy with occasional showers Saturday and Sun day. Winds east-northeast-southeast at 12-17 knots. Widely scattered showers Monday, winds northeast-east-northeast at 13-18 knots. MID-WEEK FORECAST: Widely scattered showers Tues day/Wednesday, scattered showers Thursday/Friday. Winds northeast-east 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 Sunday Carved Prime Rib of Beef Roasted Chicken Eggs Benedict Thursday BBQ Pulled Pork Sand. Chicken Bechamel Potatoes O'Brien June 24 Italian Beef Stew Spaghetti Alla Caprese Sausage & Peppers Thursday Huli Huli Chicken Hawaiian Style Meatballs Island Style Fried Rice Friday Coconut Chicken Breast Fish du Jour Scalloped Potatoes Friday Mediterranean Chicken Vegetarian Pasta Grilled Potato & Onions Monday Sauteed Boneless Chicken Braised Steak & Peppers Bacon & Cheese Quiche Wednesday Beef Stroganoff Honey Maple Chicken Parslied Noodles Monday Beef or Chicken Tacos Enchiladas Refried Beans Sunday French Dip Sandwich Kwaj Fried Chicken Vegetarian Pasta Tuesday Chicken Chop Suey Pineapple Gingered Pork Boiled Potatoes Wednesday Steak Night Crispy Garlic Chicken Vegetarian Saute Tuesday Sweet & Sour Pork Korean Beef Bulgogi Green Bean Provencale June 24 Herb Baked Chicken Sheperd's Pie Three Cheese Macaroni Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF JUNE 14


11 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS June 24 Patty Melt Roasted Pork Tater Tots June 24 Roasted Chicken Beef Stew Green Bean Casserole Friday Bratwurst Pork Schnitzel Braised Cabbage Sunday Roasted Pork Loin Baked Chicken Eggs Florentine Thursday Cheese Quesadilla Hamburger Steak Home Fries Thursday Fried Chicken Roasted Pork Loin Mashed Potatoes Friday Fish Sandwich Apple Glazed Chicken Succotash Monday Garlic Roast Beef Chicken Wednesday Grilled Cheese Roasted Pork Rice Pilaf Sunday Southwestern Chicken Beef Tamales Ranch Style Beans Monday Chicken Marsala Stuffed Peppers Pasta Puttanesca Tuesday Grilled Pork Chops Turkey a la King Mashed Potatoes Wednesday Grilled Steaks Fish Florentine Corn on the Cob Tuesday Sloppy Joes Honey Mustard Chicken Vegetable Quiche LUNCH DINNER Caf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF JUNE 14 HELP WANTED Visit USAJOBS.GOV to search and apply for USAG-KA vacan cies and other federal posi tions. KRS and Chugach listings for on-Island jobs are posted at: Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Eb eye Dock Security Checkpoint locations; outside the United sources in Bldg. 700 and on the tor Information>KRS> Human Resources>Job Opportunities. Listings for off-island contract positions are available at www. COMMUNITY NOTICES 2017 Bi-Annual Golf Greens Fees and Locker Registration. June 1-30. Annual and Bi-Annual greens fees and locker registra tion now available for the golf course. Sign up now to ensure questions or registration infor mation, please call Community Activities at 53331. Lunch Time at the Lanes. Mon day, June 12, 19 and 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bowling Alley. Bring your lunch and come on out for some midday bowling! $2 for shoes, $2 per game. All ages wel come, 14 and younger requires adult supervision. Food and bev erages permitted. SOS Triathlon Challenge. Regis ter June 13-30. Challenge will be held July 1-30. Join the SOS Tri athlon Challenge and swim, bike, and run to the ultimate goal of completing Ironman distances over a four-week period of time. Prizes awarded for challenge completion. Questions? Contact Midori Hobbs at 53331. World's Largest Swim Lesson. 10-10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 22, at the Millican Family Pool. PreRegistration Starts at 9:30 a.m. First 25 participating kids re ceive an event wrist band! Ques tions? Call Cliff at 52848. Quizzo. 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 23, at the Vet's Hall. Special guest host Megan Ropella will see if your thinker is screwed on cor rectly! Questions? Contact Neil Dye or Mike Woundy. Kwajalein Yacht Club Monthly Meeting. 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 24, at the Yacht Club. Social Hour begins at 5:30 p.m.; meet ing starts at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Please bring a side dish. Contact Ursula LaBrie 51951. Open Mic Night. 8:30 p.m., Sat urday, June 24, at the Vet's Hall. Featuring the Patio Jammers. Come join the fun and say fare well to some friends. Questions, call Jan Abrams. Vets Hall Karaoke. 8 p.m., Sunday, June 25, at the Vet's Hall. Come join the fun on the biggest dance Jan Abrams or Mike Woundy. Smells Like Fish Performance. 8:15 p.m., Saturday, July 1, at the Outrigger Bar & Grill on Roi. Spe cial guest Keith Peacock on saxo phone. Break music provided by special guest Dave Saunders. Dog Owners, please pick up after your dog in the dog park. Having the dog park is not a right but a privilege that can be taken away if we do not take care of it. E-Talk: Dig Permits. Any exca vation more than six inches re quires a Dig Permit. A signed dig permit must be on site for ALL excavations on USAG-KA. The permit holder is responsible for all stipulations of the permit, such as, marking known utilities and having a monitor on site dur ing excavations. Questions? Call KRS Environmental at 59502. Safely Speaking: Hand and Fin ger Safety Line of Fire. Line of or her body in the direct path of a serious hazard. More often or not, it is your hands that are in think about it.


12 Chugach and Kwajalein Fire and Emergency Services personnel are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Stan Edwards, who passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 in New Jersey. Stan began his employment with Chugach in August 2010 as the Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention. During that time, he successfully imple mented many processes which program. Before coming to Kwajalein, Stan honorably served our country for a combined 25 years in the US Navy, US Army and Air National Guard. Stan was involved in many things on Kwajalein and loved supporting the US military and our veterans. This was evident by his volunteerism with the Kwajalein American Legion Post 44 where he held the position of 1st Vice Com mander, and also served as an active team member of the Kwajalein MIA Project. He was also a member of the Kwa jalein Yacht Club, serving as Quartermaster. Stan is survived by his wife Paulette and four children, Cody, Blaise, Briana and Taylor. Always friendly and full of life, Stan enjoyed joking and laughing with his family, friends and fellow co-workers. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who asked. He was literally a gentle giant with a huge heart! Stan will be sincerely missed by this community and by all who had the privilege to know him. THUMBS UP U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Facebook page. For command information questions, please contact Public Affairs at 54848. 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 REMEMBERING STAN EDWARDS A big Thumbs Up to the staff of George Seitz Elementary School and especially to PE Teacher Mr. Alex Coleman for his outstand ing job organizing this year's GES Field Day. He kept fourteen groups of mixed-grade level students rotating through a total Relay, Dodgeball, Sitting Volleyball, and Tug-of-War, there was something for everyone. Participants and volunteers moved be tween outdoor and indoor activities and were treated to water and popsicles so no one got overheated. The entire school was active and engaged and having fun. It was primarily due to Mr. Coleman's organization and communication that it all went so smoothly. Our schools are lucky to have such a great PE Teach -Heather Miller Thank you to everyone who contributed to making the Armed Mac, and Shar Carillo a great success. It takes a village to make something like this happen and I appreciate everyone's efforts in making the group's stay memorable and their shows amazing. Thumbs up to Kenny Leines, Danny Barthle, Auntie Norm Sab las, Cathy Furgeson, Mike and Marie Pimenta, Tennille DeMello, Laura Pasquerella-Swain, Dana Carlson, Tim Roberge, Masina McCollum, Anne Dowell, Mike Sakaio, USAG-KA Commander, and the Community Activities Staff & Crew. -Midori Hobbs scaping near the corner of 4th Street and Lagoon Road. Your passion for tending to the islands green spaces and clearing the numerous leaves, seeds and fallen branches from the sidewalk inspiring. -Cari Dellinger Courtesy of The Edwards Family