The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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Kwajalein hourglass
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Kwajalein Aroll, Marshall Islands
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FOCUSING ON SAFETY RMI GRADUATES SEABEE'S ACTIONS ONE OFFICE AT A TIME P 2 RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS P 3 RECOGNIZED BY USAG-KA P 4THIS WEEK Kwajalein Atoll High School graduates Liahona Enos and Morlynn Dribo pause for a photo outside the Marshallese Cultural Center on Kwajalein Wednesday, June 28. They are two of the eight RMI graduates who received Kwajalein Range Services academic scholarships this week. Jordan Vinson


2 Courtesy of FOCUS team 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 Specialist........Cari DellingerThe 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 necFOCUSING ON WORKPLACE SAFETY Maintain a safe workplace on Kwaj and Roi this summer and you could be rewarded by the Friendly Observers Coach ing Us on Safety (FOCUS) team. This year, 24 employees drawn from the KRS team will conduct worksite observations four times per month. The peer-to-peer safety initiative began on the garrison in 2015 with the mission to reward and improve workplace safety habits through positive performance coaching by fellow employees. Behavioral trends, best practices and suggestions for improving workplace safety are discussed at bi-monthly team meetups. We [want] a committed team to encourage workers and reward safe behavior, says Team Lead Elizabeth Lewis of this years membership. This new group is motivated and committed. They sincerely care about their fellow coworkers, which is what we want. This years team kicked off operations May 10 and brought several familiar faces into the fold: Harden Lelet, Cliff Pryor, Melanie Carr and Mark Fredericks. To ensure that observations are effective and objective, half of the current teammates are members of the RMI workforce; 25 percent are women. Lewis says guidance received during such a visit from the FOCUS Team is an opportunity to improve the worksite for ev We want to reinforce positive behaviors we see, says Lew is. We want to address [those behaviors that are] at-risk. We want [the employees] to think about what they are doing and change behavior as necessary to do the work safely. To date, the FOCUS Team has visited sites as diverse as the Cold Storage warehouse, the Marine Department, the Fire InFacility and the Kwajalein Clinic; visits to more worksites on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur are also planned. All told, a total of 175 observation visits have been completed since the May 10 kickoff, and 97 percent of those observations rated the work areas as safe. At risk behaviors observed are corrected on the spot and are considered learning moments. The FOCUS team provides data on trends of safe and at-risk behaviors observed by the KRS Safety and Health teams in order to ensure safety programs target immediate areas of concern. Most of the time we see positive behaviors, which is great, Lewis says. When we see something we can coach someone on; thats important for us. And its very interesting to see our RMI workforce communicate with our RMI coworkers [about] how important safety is. Its not just a slogan to them. Theyre really concerned about that employee doing something safely. for safe behaviors and to approach you when they can offer productivity. Depending on the environment, that could mean using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in industrial settings or adjusting ergonomics like posture or work space layout to ease muscle strain and help prevent fatigue. In recognition of safe work habits, employees may receive a safety token of appreciation which can be traded in for pastries and coffee at Sunrise Bakery on Kwajalein or snacks at Roi Surfway. Some employees prefer to keep the tokens as a memento. Making a positive impact on safety is the mindset of the FOCUS team as it works to ensure Kwajalein stays accident free. Lewis encourages a community of safety communication on island. Its not just a slogan, says Lewis. Its from the top down, from our KRS president to every employee on the island. We want [everyone] to be safe always. I want the community to know [that we are] fellow employees and come from the same or logistics. Were here to encourage you. This is a no name, no blame situation. We dont take peoples names downunless they are going to receive a safety token.


3 U.S. Army photo by Jordan Vinson U.S. Army photos by Jordan VinsonRMI STUDENTS EARN SCHOLARSHIPS Featured in the photo at right is a dog-rose cowrie, also known as the eglantine cowrie (Mauritia eglantina), one of the more populous species of cowries at Kwajalein Atoll and in the greater Marshall Islands. A mostly nocturnal mollusk that falls within the Cypraeidae family of small sea snails, the dog-rose cowrie can be found in shallow depths, mostly on lagoon facing shores of reefs and islands. There is a note of caution here, however: Mauritia eglan tina closely resembles a similar species of cowrie, the Arabian cowrie (Mauritia arabica), which is also found at Kwaja lein Atoll. According to former long-time Kwaj resident Scott Johnson, a local authority on marine biology, both species feature the same pattern of light-to-dark brown irregular to distinguish. All cowries, regardless of their species, are mostly inactive during the day, opting to hide themselves deep inside reef ledges and crevices to avoid being preyed upon. Usually it is only RMI high school graduates at Kwajalein Atoll were awarded scholarships from Kwajalein Range Services Wednesday, June 28. The eight graduates were granted the cash awards for their academic accomplishments, community outreach work on Ebeye and application essays. All awardees are the children of current KRS Team employees and are the most recent batch of scholarship recipients in a program KRS has sponsored for several years. Congratulations go to Morlynn Dribo, Liahona Enos, Pearson Jesse, Pedro Jilong, Alice Joji, Cheryl Longbata, Bina Martinez and John Reim. All graduates plan to attend college: Half will enroll at the College of the Marshall Islands in Majuro, while others will attend Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Palau Community College and Maui Job Corps. during the night that they reveal themselves and stretch their soft mantles over their shells and get to feeding. Because of their nocturnal nature, most people see only the shellslong after the snail has passed away or been plucked out by an octopus beak. Seeing one alive navigating the reef is special. To increase your chances of seeing one with your own eyes, head out to the reef a nighttime scuba dive. Note: According to Johnson, more than 60 individual


4 U.S. Army photo by Jessica Dambruch U.S. Army photo by Jessica Dambruch Nikki Maxwell Courtesy of Jordan Vinson NAVY CORPSMAN RECIEVES MEDAL Navy Hospital Corpsman Downen was awarded the Army Achievement Medal on Kwajalein, June 23. U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Michael Larsen presented the medal to Downen for the lifesaving support he provided to a Kwajalein-Ebeye ferry passenger, June 16. As a member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1, Downen had spent that day on Ebeye working on humanitarian assistance construction projects. After he and his group boarded the ferry to return to Kwaj, a Seabee alerted Downen to an elderly woman ly suffering from heat-related illness. His quick action was key to resuscitating the woman and stav ing off long-term effects from the medical emergency. Following the presentation of the medal to Downen, Larsen said the corps mans training and actions were vital to the womans health and recovery. place, at the right time, Larsen said. I am sure that woman and her family are grateful for your actions that day, and so am I. You are a great credit to our garrison team.


5 U.S. Army photos by Jordan Vinson


6 WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOKUSAG-KA CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY 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: We received 1.87 of rain Thurs day nite, some of us got soaked riding home from BINGO! The June total is now 10.8 or 142% of normal. TheInter latitude. Series of waves propogating westward along the other observations show a few more waves upstream to pass by this weekend. Saturday will be isolated showers, but Sunday looks at drift southward resulting in reduced shower coverage going SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY FORECAST: Fair weather Saturday with ENE winds at 10-15 knots. Occasional rain Sunday, scattered showers Monday, widely scattered Tuesday. Winds Monday and Tuesday ENE-SE at 5-12 knots. MID-WEEK FORECAST: Widely scattered showers most of 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 Grilled Potato & OnionsJuly 8Grilled Oriental Pork Chicken Adobo LumpiaThursdayBeef or Chicken Fajitas Enchiladas Mexican RiceFridayCorned Beef & Cabbage Fish Du Jour Soda BreadFridaySloppy Joes Fish Du Jour Vegetarian SpaghettiMondaySpare Ribs & Sauerkraut Blackened Chicken Spinach QuicheWednesdayBaked Meatloaf Pasta w/Mushrooms Potatoes O'BrienMondaySliced Roast Beef Chicken Spaghetti Casserole Boiled PotatoesSundayChicken Saltimbocca Old Fashioned Beef Stew Franconia PotatoesTuesdayCantonese Pork Sticken Chicken Oriental Fried RiceWednesdayBBQ Chicken Brown Rice Scalloped PotatoesTuesdayChicken Picatta Meat Lasagna Chef's Choice VegetablesJuly 8Hamburger Steak Chicken Pot Pie Brown Rice Pilaf Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF JUNE 28 The entire garrison community is welcome!


7 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS COMMUNITY DOWNLOAD AND SHARE HG PHOTOS AT July 8Sausage and Peppers Chicken Alfredo Pasta Garlic BreadJuly 8Grilled Pastrami Sandwich Roasted PorkFridayBeef Tacos Pinto Beans Tamales Sunday Sliced Roast Beef Eggs Benedict Sauteed Fish Thursday Baked Fish Cottage Pie Vegetable QuicheThursdayRoi Fried Chicken Swedish Meatballs Egg NoodlesFridayGreek Herb Chicken Pastitsio Greek Lemon Potato Monday Corned Beef Cabbage Chicken Supreme Breakfast Frittata Wednesday Meatball Sub Curry Chicken Stir-Fry VegetablesSundayPulled BBQ Pork Chicken Florentine Pasta PrimaveraMondayRoasted Chicken Beef Short Rib Roasted Potato WedgesTuesdayPizza Night Chicken Sandwich ManicottiWednesdayGrilled Steak Chicken Fajitaa Baked Beans Tuesday Thai Beef w/ Vegetables Chicken in Peanut Sauce Tofu Veggie Stir-Fry LUNCH DINNERCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF JUNE 28HELP WANTED Visit USAJOBS.GOV to search and apply 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. Listings for off-island contract positions are available at COMMUNITY NOTICES Ultimate Frisbee tournament. Regis ter now through July 7. Tournament play is July 11-19. $50 per team. Games will be 7-on-7 play, with substitutes allowed. Questions? Contact Midori Hobbs at 53331. Lunch Time at the Lanes. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mondays through July 31, 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. Smells Like Fish Performance. 8:15 p.m., Saturday, July 1, at the Outrigger Bar & Grill on Roi. Special guest music provided by special guest Dave Saunders. Fourth of July Celebration at Emon. Schedule of Events: Beach Bar Opens 2 p.m., Baggo tournament 3 p.m., opening ceremony, food services, carnival games and crafts 4 p.m., Bal listic Love LIVE 4:15 p.m., Color Run starts at Emon Pavilion 5 p.m., Ballis tic Love live at 6 p.m. Questions? Call Community Activities 53331. The Color Run. 5 p.m., Tuesday, July ever. Pre-register at the Community shirt. Limited t-shirts and sizes avail able. Pre-registration not required to participate in this awesome event! Questions? Call 53331. The Family Pool will be closed in support of the 4th of July Beach Blast on Tuesday, July 4. Please join us at Emon Beach for the fun. Quizzo. 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 7, at The Vet's Hall. Special Guest Host Sydney Ropella will present a spectrum of trivia questions! Pool Closure. Due to an issue with the pumps, BOTH pools will be closed until further notice. A special Coco nut Wire will be distributed when the pools are back in service. Questions? Call 53331. Please avoid using glass containers at the beach, but if you must, cover them up with a protective cover such as a koozie. E-Talk: The 2016 Water Quality Report is now available to all USAKA residents; it contains important information about the drinking water at USAG-KA. Safely Speaking: Respirator Filter cartridges must be changed out a regular intervals. The color of the change out requirements.Notice of Availability Assessment Report for Kwajalein FN US Army Garrison, Kwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA) ar komone jet jerbal in komakit ko jen Kwajalein FacilArmy Kwajalein Atoll Environmental Standars (UES) ej kamelet bwe result ko jen jerbal in komakit kein ren aliknal VAR in ej kwalok aolepen makitkit in karreo ko rar bok jikier ijin im lelok ien non agency ko kab ro ewor aer itok limo kin jerbal kein bwe ren komon im kwalok aer lemnak kake komakit ko redredrelok aer komon lep men ko rebaijin me relaplok jen in No Further Action/Response Complete (NFA/RC) emaron jelot enanin Kir non jabdrewot ro eitok limoier kin jerbal kein ren kwalok aer lemNotice of Availability Assessment Report for Kwajalein FN The US Army Garrison, Kwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA) conducted removal actions at the Kwajalein Facility NumAtoll Environmental Standards (UES) require that results of removal actions Draft Final VAR provides a summary of the completed cleanup activities for this site and provides regulatory agencies and the public opportuDraft Final VAR for the Kwajalein FN Person: Copy im commen form ko an jerbal ak project in Draft Final Kwajaport rej bed kio ilo jikin kein: Grace Sherwood Public Library (on Kwajalein) Roi-Namur Library (on Roi-Namur) Republic of the Marshall Islands Environmental Protection Au Republic of the Marshall Islands Environmental Protection AuOn Line: Ro rej kejerbale internet remaron in downloadi pepa kein im melele ko jet ikijen jerbal kein ilo Kajitok im enaan ko jet kake jerbal Ro rej jeiki comment ko aer ikijen cation Assessment Report maron in jeiki lok ilo juon wot ian wawein kein emen: non juon wot ian jikin ko emoj kalikkari ilon, 2) Jeiki ilo jikin comment eo 3) Jeiki ilo email non comMiller; Attn: Draft Final Kwajalein FN Naj letok tarin 30 ran ko non an summary of the completed removal to eliminate all materials with contamination above the established tion/Response Complete (NFA/RC) determination can be applied to the The public is invited to review and comment on the Draft Final KwajaIn Person: Hard copies and comment forms for the Draft Final Kwajalein FN are currently available for public review at the following locations: Grace Sherwood Public Library (on Kwajalein) Roi-Namur Library (on Roi-Namur) Republic of the Marshall Islands Environmental Protection Au Republic of the Marshall Islands Environmental Protection AuOn Line: Computer users with internet access can download documents and information related to the Kwajalein Atoll Cleanup website at Questions about the site cleanup plan can be directed by phone to Written comments on the Draft Fisessment Report can be made one of four ways: above locations, tion Assessment Report document, 3) Emailed to comments@usA period of at least 30 days is ments should be mailed for receipt


8 UNITED CHECK-IN TIMES ATI CHECK-IN TIMESMonday, United 155 Tuesday, United 154 Wednesday, United 155 Thursday, United 154 Friday, United 155 Saturday, United 154 Early departures All other departures ss DOWNLOAD AND SHARE HG PHOT OS AT THIS WEEK IN KWAJALEIN HOURGLASS HISTORYKWAJALEIN Emon Lifeguard CRC Bowling Center Golf Course Country Club Hobby Shop Library Family Pool Small Boat Marina Surfway Surfside Salon Sunrise Bakery Ocean View Club Post Office AAFES Express AAFES Pxtra Food Court American Eatery Community Bank Rich Theater Yuk Theater United OfficeJULY 2Noon-4 p.m. Closed Closed Sunrise to sunset 7 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Closed 1-6 p.m. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-4 p.m Closed 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 4:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Closed 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Normal hours Closed Closed 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. ClosedJULY 3Noon-4 p.m. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sunrise to sunset 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Closed 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Closed Closed 4:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Closed 7 a.m.-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Normal hours 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed ------------------------7:30 p.m. ClosedJULY 411 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Closed Sunrise to sunset Closed Closed Closed Closed 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Closed 4:30.-11:30 p.m. 3-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed ------------------------------------------------ClosedJULY 4TH HOLIDAY WEEKEND HOURS11 a.m.-3 p.m. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Closed Noon-2 p.m. 5:30-10 p.m. 5:30-2 a.m. Closed Closed 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Closed Noon-2 p.m. 5:30-9 p.m. 5:30-Midnight Closed Closed 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Closed 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 5:30-9 p.m. 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Closed ClosedROI-NAMURAAFES Express Small Boat Marina Third Island Store Outrigger Snack Bar Outrigger Bar Post Office Salon --------------------------------------Info up to date as of June 29-------------------------------------------