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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"U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands."

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ROI COCONUT CUP US, RMI SIGN PATRICK SIEBEN FEATURES BIG WINNERS P 7 MID-ATOLL ISLANDS MOU P 3 TRIO PLAY FOR ROI, KWAJ P 2THIS WEEK The Patrick Sieben Trio perform for the Kwaj community Sunday, July 30, at Emon Beach. Jordan Vinson


2 FROM LEFT: Lauren and Billy Traweek dance to some late-1990s covers Sunday at Emon Beach. Danny Barthle, Kwajalein's resident sound engineer, checks the band's levels during the Emon Beach show. Drummer Ryan Martin keeps the beat on some reggae. 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: usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.hourglass@mail.milGarrison Commander...Col. James DeOre Jr. 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 em-ployees, contractor workers and their families assigned to U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. Contents of the Hourglass are not necLas Vegas-based musicians Patrick Sieben, Danny JacobeU.S. Army photos by Jordan Vinson


3 Lt. Gen. James Dickinson, commanding general of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, and RMI Foreign Minister John Silk sign an agreement that now grants com plete access to some USAG-KA islands that lie within the mid-atoll corridor at Kwajalein Atoll. Local residents will now have the ability to perform crop cultivation and family burials on in many years. US, RMI SIGN AGREEMENT GRANTING ACCESS TO MID-ATOLL ISLANDS U.S. Army photo by Nikki Maxwell By Jason Cutshaw, SMDC Public AffairsREDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama ridor to visitation unless closed tem


4 U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Clayton Wear). Courtesy of Linn Ezell A team Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Wednesday night re-entry at Kwajalein Atoll is photographed by Kwaj resident Linn Ezell near Emon Beach.


5 MDA photoThe U.S. Missile Defense Agency and intercepted an air-launched, medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target The Reagan Test Site and U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll have supported several THAAD system tests in the past. SEE PAGE 6 FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE SYSTEM.


6 Approved for Public Release 16 MDA 8777 (28 July 16) 07/2017 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) element provides the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) with a globally -transportable, rapidly deployable capability to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles inside or outside the atmosphere during their final, or terminal, phase of flight. Land based element capable of shooting down a ballistic missile both inside and just out side the atmosphere Highly effective against the asymmetric ballistic missile threats. Uses hit -to -kill technology whereby kinetic energ y destroys the incoming warhead The high altitude intercept mitigates effects of enemy weapons of mass destruction bef or e they reach the ground A THAAD B attery consists of four main components: : Truck -mounted, highly -mobile, able to be stored; interceptors can be fired and rapidly reloaded. : Eight per launcher : Army Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance (AN/TPY -2) La rgest air -transportable x band r adar in the world searches, tracks, and discriminates objects and provides updated tracking data to the interceptor. : Communication s and data -management backbone; links THAAD components together; links THAAD to external Command and Control nodes and to the entire BMDS; plans and executes intercept solutions. Rapidly deployable by being globally -transportable via air, land and sea. State of -t he -art engineering ensures high standards and efficient production and maintenance. Comprehensive program of ground and flight tests, quality assurance, and design and development ac tivities support mission success. Major events in the THAAD P rogram : Return ed to flight test on November 22, 2005 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico Completed 1 5 successful intercepts in 1 5 attempts since current program testing began on the operationally configured interceptor. Continuing element development to inc rementally improve missile defense capability. First two batteries fielded at Fort Bliss, Texas. Total hardware for Batteries #1 & #2 includes six Launchers, two Fire Cont rol and Communications Components, two AN/TPY -2 radars, and 48 inter ceptors. Delivered 50th operational interceptor in 2012. Battery #3 #5 completed delivery in 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively. Battery #6 completed delivery in 2016. Battery #7 on contract in 2014. Activated six THAAD Batteries in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Received Conditional Materiel Release of two batteries and transition of operations to the Army in February 2012 and Urgent Materiel Release of another two batteries in December 2014. New Equipment Training (NET) for Batter y #5 and Battery #6 began in 2016.


7 Lt. Gen. James Dickinson, commanding gen eral of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, and RMI Foreign Minister John Silk sign an agreement that now grants complete access to non-USAG-KA islands that lie within the midatoll corridor at Kwaja lein Atoll. Local residents will now have the ability to perform crop cultiva tion and family burials many years. Courtesy of Laura Pasquarella-Swain Annual Roi-Namur Coconut Cup; coconuts get ready to race; the winning entry in the colors; a clever octopus design catches a swell before racing ahead of the competition. Roi contenders cheered as nearly Check out USAG-KAs new website for garrison and community news, links to each directorate and other helpful information. Have thoughts or suggestions? Send


8 Starting this August, Zamperini Dining Facility patrons will begin to see a lot of changes at the cafeteria A new All American Bar and Deli station standard items daily A new daily breakfast menu and layout New eggs-to-order and omelet station for Sunday/Monday brunch New salad bar menu Lots more to-understand nutritional value It's All You Can Eat. Not All You Can Take. Fruits and vegetables You can help keep produce safe by making wise buying decisions. Proper storage of fresh produce can affect both quality and safety. Keep fruits and vegetables that will be eaten raw separate from raw meat, poultry, and seafood and from kitchen utensils used for those products. When preparing any fresh produce, begin with clean hands. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water before and after preparation. Starting in August, ZDF servers will begin portioning out the main line protein items, providing a maximum of two main proteins or one main protein and a sandwich per meal.




Commander's HotlineHave something the USAG-KA commander should know about?Call the Commander's Hotline at 51098 today! WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOK 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: SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY FORECAST: Scattered to 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 10 LUNCH DINNER SundaySauteed Beef Tips Pork Chops w/Apple Sauce Cheese QuicheThursdayBBQ Pork Ribs Jalapeno Spiced Beef Stew Baked PastaAug. 12Spaghetti Kwaj Fried Chicken Cheesey Corn CasseroleThursdayMongolian BBQ Sweet & Sour Pork Fried RiceFridayBeef or Chicken Tacos Chimichangas Mexican RiceFridayChicken Teriyaki Fish Du Jour Steamed PotatoesMondayHerb Baked Chicken Cajun Spare Ribs Garlic SpaghettiWednesdayRoast Chicken Kalua Pork & Cabbage Boiled PotatoesMondayCacciatore Chicken Manicotti Pasta CarbonaraSundayBaked Meatloaf Oven Fried Chicken Vegetarian Fried RiceTuesdayGrilled Chicken w/Herbs Beef Pot Pie Brown Rice PilafWednesdayHam Steak Hawaiian Vegetarian Stir Fry Three Cheese MacaroniTuesdayBuffalo Chicken Wings Orange Pork Vegetarian PastaAug. 12Oriental Pork Steak Beef Broccoli Stir Fry Mac & Cheese Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF AUG. 2


11 COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS Zeus Blvd for the safety of our operations and personnel. The removal of these obstructions will take place over the next 30 days. These removal operations may around the area. Please avoid any risk in these hazardous work areas by keeping a safe distance, respecting safety barriers/signs, and following the direction of the on-site safety personnel. 41 trees will be removed in the golf course area pictured below. HELP WANTED COMMUNITY NOTICESREGISTRATION NOTICES George Seitz Elementary School Kindergarten Registration 2017-2018 The George Seitz Elementary School Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-2018 Elementary School Year has resumed. Registration continues now through August 10th Registration Packets may be picked up at the 12:30 pm 4:30 pm Children eligible for Kindergarten must turn 5 before September 1, 2017. Aug. 12Shoyu Chicken Kahlua Pork Fried RiceAug. 12Onion rings Chili MeatloafFridayPot Roast Fried Fish Braised Cabbage Sunday Peking Chicken Indonesian Pork Eggs Benedict Thursday Ground Beef Tacos Chicken Chimichanga Pasta PrimaveraThursdayFried Chicken Swedish Meatball ManicottiFridayHot Brown Turkey Sand. Chicken Adobo Collard Greens Monday Pepper Steak Glazed Pork Cheese Quiche Wednesday Stir-Fry Beef Chicken & Broccoli Rice PilafSundaySalisbury Steak Herb Baked Fish Mashed PotatoesMondayPork Chops in Gravy Chicken & Noodles Mashed PotatoesTuesdayCoconut Fried Chicken Roast Pork Stir-Fry VegetablesWednesdayRoast Prime Rib Mustard Chicken Corn on the Cob Tuesday Spaghetti Sausage & Peppers Sub Garlic Bread LUNCH DINNERCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF AUG 2USAG-KA TREE REMOVAL


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. lickrcomkaaleinourlass DWND ND SR PTS T In this segment of the Safely Speaking Materials Handling series we will discuss how to carry and maneuver loads safely. Remember to stop, think and act before any lift. Whenever possible, Shoulder Carry: A BIG THUMBS UP to John Bement of Lockheed-Martin and second post to the beach volleyball net in place in record time! Thanks to you and your team, John! Cliff PryorTHUMBS UPKnuckle Carry: 2-Person Lifting: Plan and communiAugust