The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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U.S. Army photos by Jordan Vinson 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 necGARRISON CHRISTENS NEW B-BOATS The U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll community chris tened two brand-new recreational B-boats into service last week. Commander Col. James DeOre Jr. and Command Sgt. Maj. Angela Rawlings had the honor of splashing down the 23-foot-long Cobia 237s with bubbly before taking the boats on their maiden voyages set to arrive in the coming months. In a short speech at the Kwajalein Small Boat marina, Chief Warearly-afternoon that the gods of the ocean would be pleased with the garrisons show of respect Thursday. It was widely believed that a Roman king of the sea, Neptune, ocean in palaces, Casbarra told the crowd. These gods of the sea would assure safe passage over the Seven Seas to all sailors that followed their doctrine and respected their protocols. The B-boats are unlikely to transit any of the Seven Seas. But they are sure to make a substantial impact on the quality of life of KwaR82 Jim Bennett headed to Roi-Namur this week. In a short speech, the colonel said that naming the boats after ting tribute to honor their legacies. We do this in memory of our beloved friends, Jim Bennett and Stan Edwards, two cherished members of our family, who each in his own way looked over their friends and families and over the these two men are remembered in this fashion.


ISLAND SERVICES UPDATES ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS Labor "Yay" For Fireworks! tivities and sunshine. To ensure safe staging of this years pyrotechnics, certain lagoon-side areas will be closed to commuters and pedestrians. These closure notices can be found on the Roller and in the Hourglass. Really Teed Off. tee and Community Services, the Roi Golf Course and the being reviewed by subcontracts and should occur before Scene Change. While the Richardson Theater awaits sound system repairs, the Yuk Theater is bringing back double feature movie night. Families and friends should check the TV Guide and Coconut Wire for show listings. IN TRANSIT Go Fish. ational use on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur in the upcoming months. The boats will be shipped as they are completed. Both boats christened in the Aug. 24 ceremony will be in Let It Glow. If you see a street light or other Public Works issue around the island, please help us resolve the issue by Look Out For Kids. The back to school season means more young cyclists make regular commutes on major thoroughfares. All vehicle operators and travelers should and school crossing areas. Think and Drive. ed in August and published in the Hourglass. To ensure a safe and smooth rental, drivers should check out the new Walk, Don't Ride. Marine Road is closed 24-7 to bike and tions. However, a foot path through this area is available to pedestrians. Thank you in advance for walking your bike. FOOD NEWS The New Guy. new Surfway manager. Slices. Antonys Pizza will continue to operate with supplies out of Korea. In a prior An AFFES update, it was announced that Dominos will not be coming to Kwaj. Chowtime Chatter. The council addressed concerns regarding Zamperini Dining Facility. In particular, why full island staff and the reactions of ZDF patrons toward serv ing staff in the wake of the dining halls menu and serving changes. Those changes have been publicized in previous issues of the Kwajalein Hourglass. Any questions regarding dining privileges should be addressed to KRS Human Resources. Those who have questions regarding dining ser vices are welcome to address them to a ZDF shift manager. KWAJAELIN RMI Workforce Sept. 21, 1 p.m., at the Island Memorial Chapel Island residents Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m., at the MP Room ROI-NAMUR Island residents Sept. 22, 1 p.m., at the Tradewinds Theater RMI Workforce Sept. 22, 2 p.m., at the Tradewinds Theater NOTICE FOR COMMANDER'S TOWN HALLS


LABOR DAY WATER BATTLELEFT: Interested in being part of Kwajs Largest Water Fightbigger and better than last year? Line up along edge of the whistle blows, all participants will have the chance to race to the middle and arm themselves with a water weapon water, and drench the competition! Outside buckets, squirt guns, water balloons are all welcome. If you come for the fun, please stay to help clean up the water balloon pieces! No one will make it out dry. Open to all ages. US, ALLIES CONDUCT AERIAL LAUNCH IN RESPONSE TO NORTH KOREAN MISSILE LAUNCH The United States newest and a sequenced bilateral mission with Japan and South Korean air forces in Northeast Forces news release. from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan; two Japan Air Self-Defense Force Koku Jieitai F-2s; and four South Korean emphasize the combined ironclad commitment to the defense of allies and the U.S. homeland. Enhancing combined military readiness through integrated missions ensures national leaders of viable and ready military options. This mission was conducted in direct response to North Koreas intermediatedirectly over northern Japan on August 28 amid rising tension over North Koreas nuclear and ballistic missile development programs. North Korean Threat our allies, partners and homeland, and their destabilizing actions will be met accordingly, said Air Force Gen. Terrence J. Air Forces, who just returned from an unscheduled visit to Japan to meet with his counterparts. strates our solidarity with our Allies and underscores the broadening cooperation to defend against this common regional threat, OShaughnessy added. Our formoments notice if our nation calls." waters near Kyushu, Japan. The U.S. and the Korean Peninsula and practiced at tack capabilities by releasing live weapons at the Pilsung Range training area before returning to their respective home stations. to our allies and contributes to the over all security and stability of the Indo-Asia Gen. David H. Berger, commander, U.S. we are enabling the Marine Corps to respond quickly during a crisis in support of Japan, the Republic of Korea, and all our regional partners." the ability to respond to any regional threat at a moments notice. Japan Air Self-Defense Force photo


one of the Republic of the Marshall Islands most revered diplomats passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22 in Majuro. He was 72. Mr. deBrum, who his lifes work to counter the development and proliferation of nuclear weapons. In his later years, climate changeparticularly its impacts on small island nations like the RMIbecame a top concern of his. He was an integral part of the international communitys negotiations in creating the recent Paris climate accord. Prize. As one of the senators for Kwajalein Atoll, deBrum advanced U.S. and RMI tions Board and the Community Relations Councils. His commitment and dedica constituents and the people of the Marshall Islands. Mattlan Zackhras died Tuesday, Aug. 8. In addition to representing Namdrik Zackhras was a key player in gaining grants, advancing development and gaining international recognition for Marshallese challenges. In doing so, he was recognized twice by the United Nations Development Program, winning an award for copra production, coconut oil production and black lip pearl oyster growing with a view to the long-term. He played an important role in implementing the Nauru They dedicated their lives to advancing RMI interests in the region and the world, EN MEMORIAM


Due to increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities associ ated with Dajiang Innovation (DJI) Corporation Unmanned Army halt use of all DJI products. Use of all DJI systems are prohibited on USAG-KA property until further notice. Other DJI DRONES DISALLOWED Reservations must be made for commercial activities, classes and parties at the Adult Pool. To make a reservation, email Cliff Pryror at clifford.j.pryor.ctr@mail. mil, or call 52848. U.S. Army photo by Jordan Vinson Courtesy of Jessica Dambruch U.S. Army photo by USAG-KA staff


SMDC HISTORY: SYSTEMS DEFINITION STUDIES ENNK missile defense technology was still based primarily upon nuclear capabilities. As the decade progressed, nent improvements and new applications increased interest was given to a new concept non-nuclear kill technology. ous advantages" to an endo-atmospheric non-nuclear kill, or ENNK system, to include "greater public acceptance, avoid ance of nuclear release requirements, and the ability to be thoroughly tested." reached a new level. listic Missile Defense Systems Command, or BMDSCOM, conducted a study to assess the status of ENNK technology to replace or augment the Sentry system. A study team composed of representatives from 24 groups, developed top-level system requirements in a feasibility mode for ENNK technology. Meanwhile a separate team pursued an "intensive analysis investigating al ternate basing plans for the MX missile system." Both study teams produced positive resultSan ENNK system was feasible against a worst case threat. Briefed to senior leaders of the Army, the results gained the attention of John Gardner, James Ambrose, Under Secretary of the Army. This interest in turn led to the es ENNK Task Force. The mission for this new task force was three-fold. The ENNK Task Force was to key defense missions." While the initial studies had focused upon Minuteman/ MX defenses, with the creation of the ENNK Task Force, the mission grew to include Anti-tactical Ballistic Missiles and "other military targets" defenses. With this foundation, the ENNK Task Force was to "determine top-level system performance parameters; develop ENNK system concepts; and formulate In the same Disposition Form which Maj. Gen. Grayson Tate, Jr., BMD Program Manager and BMDSCOM commander, new unit as a special assistant to the team, three employees each from the BMD Advanced Technology Center, or BMDATC, and the Systems Technology ENNK development. the "single BMDO focal point and spokes man for ENNK system-level matters." In fact, he would represent the BMD Program Manager in meetings, confer ences, etc. with key personnel from De partment of the Army, Department of Defense, other agencies and contractor organizations. Also given the constrained funding. Task Force would review and coordinate ENNK procurement actions initiated either within BMDSCOM or BMDATC. They also "[maintained] concurrence authority over changes in resource allocations from the baseline ENNK program." As the primary point of contact for also tasked to "review work in progress to assure compliance with policy, proce ENNK objectives;" advising the BMD program manager of any changes need ed due to advances in ENNK technology or system requirements. liminary system requirements for Minuteman ENNK were nearing completion. Requirements for the MX project, however, depended upon the Air Force deployment mode selection. After three months research to support advanced tactical ballistic missile and other military targets, meanwhile, was described as an embryonic stage. Nevertheless, the ENNK Task Force was short-lived. Their efforts were institutionalized with the development of the ENNK Division within the Sentry Project In a DF issued by BMDSCOM Commander Col. Robert Feist, the ENNK division would "develop ENNK system concepts and other military targets" with particular emphasis placed on the SENTRY project.


A range operation is scheduled on Roi-Namur Tuesday, conjunction with this operation. During this time, a caution area west and north of Roi-Namur. Barriers and signage locations are shown as red rectangles in the photo when ordnance is loQuestions regarding the above safety requirements for this mission should be directed to RTS RANGE OPERATION NOTICEMap showing full inshore NOTMAR zone Map showing close-up inshore mission NOTMAR near Roi-Namur In conjunction with the range operation, an offshore NOTAM and NOTMAR area will be in effect during the caution times. Additionally, an inshore NOTAM, NOTMAR and exclusion area will be in effect during the caution times.




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@mailSexual 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 WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOK After a very active few days earcast models are currently showing a chaotic and very light Wednesday, which will cause some increased low-level convergence and increased shower activity. While showers may increase, there doesnt appear to be much, if any, lightning threat due to an unsupportive upper-level pattern. Stray to iso lated showers throughout the weekend, with brief peaks in shower activity overnight each night. Winds will be variable and very light, at around 3-8 knots. the week with increased northeasterly winds, before show ers begin to drop off mid-week. LUNCH DINNER SundaySauteed beef tips Cheese quiche Pork chopsThursdayJalapeno beef stew Baked pasta Spinach/green beansSpaghetti Fried chicken Garlic breadThursdayMongolian BBQ Night Fried rice Potatoes romanoffFridayTaco bar Saus./cheese quesadillas Mexican riceFridayChicken teriyaki Fish du jour Bean supremeMondayHerb baked chicken Cajun spare ribs Egg casseroleWednesdayHoney mustard Kalua pork/cabbage Lemon riceMondayManicotti Pasta carbonara Garlic toastSundayOven fried chicken Mashed potatoes Veggie fried riceTuesdayBeef pot pie Potatoes O'Brien Grilled chickenWednesdaySteak Night Veggie stir-fry Baked potatoesTuesdayBuffalo chicken wings Orange pork Garlic wild riceBeef broccoli stir-fry Oriental fried rice Mac and cheese Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF SEPT. 1


on Monday, Sept. 4. In the event of inclement weather, event date will Bike savvy volunteers are wanted for a free maintenance event! When: Where: Field behind AAFES Interested in putting your bike skills to good Bike Blessings provided by IMC Interdenominational Congregation in partnership with Community Activities. September FREE Open Recreation: tion: George Seitz Elementary Gym. materials to build your own car for the car show then sit back and enregister with CYS. Youth Fellowship kicks off on Monand grill out. Bring a friend and well Youth Fellowship is a nondenominational group who meets for dinner, games and bible study. All students tend no matter denomination or reJason or Michelle Huwe, michelle. Change. The cipher lock combination has changed for the Racquetball Courts. For the new combination, please email your badge number to ergization 3) Control Stored Energy ing after repairs. Safely Speaking 2: Read all warnings and labels and know how to operate Chicken fajita wraps Parker ranch stew Sweet corn Grilled mahi mahi Breaded chick. sand. Cheese tortellini alfredoFridayBreakfast at Night Eggs to order Pancakes Sunday Pork spare ribs Chicken ala king Eggs a la lucio Thursday Veggie quesadillas Glazed pork loin Parsley potatoesThursdayFried chicken Stuffed cabbage/peppers Mashed potatoesFridayTuna melt Country meatloaf Mac and cheese Monday Lemon baked chicken Egg and cheese sand. Wednesday Chicken parmesan Roast pepper steak Mashed potatoesSundaySpaghetti Chicken alfredo Garlic breadMondaySwiss beef steak Pork adobo Brown rice stir-fryTuesdayBeef tacos Chicken enchilada cass. Refried beansWednesdayCarved roast beef Thai-style coconut chick. Baked potato bar Tuesday Grilled pastrami sandwich Grilled pork chops Loco moco LUNCH DINNERCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF AUG. 31COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDSHELP 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; on the Kwaj-web site under Con tractor Information>KRS> Human ings for off-island contract positions are available at RTS Weather Station. Position: Electronics Technician (Full-time). Education: Associate Degree or equivalent Resident Card required. For details and to apply see com/careers. COMMUNITY NOTICES welcome. We grill, you chill. Bring a friend! Swing, Rumba, ChaCha, amd Salsa covered. Questions? Contact Gus Garcia or email Yokwe Yuk Womens Club Annual women on the atoll are invited to at tend! Questions? Contact Kellie Reed Dance Classes with Josh Parker. Sunday evenings at the Vets Hall. All styles of dance will be taught starting Meringue. There is no charge for the The Family Pool will be closed in supthe equipment. Never leave a running mower unattended. Never operate the trimmer with the guard removed. Clear the work area of objects, sticks, rocks wire etc. before operating a trimmer. Wear long pants and closedtoed shoes. Protect your eyes with safety glasses or goggles and protect your hearing with ear plugs. E-Talk: This weeks E-talk discuss es the updated Kwajalein Historic been installed and new tour book lets are being produced and will be available soon at the Archaeology tour signs should be installed on RoiNamur later this fall. ers and Coordinators: The Calibrato all TMDE equipment drop-off activities so please plan your equipment drop-offs accordingly. Delinquent TMDE items may be dropped off at any time. REGISTRATION NOTICES Water Safety Instructor Class. Regis Girl Scouts new online registration Message through USA Girl Scout Overseas-Kwajalein Facebook page teering! Team slots are limited so register out shoe rental. To register, call or only. The Roller Channel is provided to update the community about spe cial events, important announcements and TV schedules. Be sure to check often as announce ments change weekly. Happy viewing! PLEASE do not remove the shopping carts from Surfway property. They are authorized for use at the facility only. Menu for KRS Food Services station Labor Day bash Brunswick seafood boil Island-style clam fritters State fair corn dogs Pasta salad primavera RMI potato salad Creamy cole slaw the Cash Ofwill no longer accept advance payments for phone/ internet or any other bills. Service termination considerations will be given to those customers who might have services terminated for lack of payment if you are traveling when phone bills are processed and had no outstanding phone bills at time of departure. Please coordinate that with KRS Finance. Payment for services ness days of arrival on island.


Please enjoy the Labor Day celebration responsibly and adhere to these area safety closures. The dog park will be closed to the public to The intersection of Palm Street and Ocean Drive to Palm Street and Project Lane will be closed to The ski boat dive shack and access to the stairs will be restricted.Sept. 4 This includes boats, people, swimmers, paddleboarding, snorkeling and diving activities. LABOR DAY SAFETY AND AREA CLOSURES 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 DOWNOAD AND SHARE HG PHOTO S AT KWAJALEIN 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 OfficeSUN, SEPT. 311 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Closed Sunrise to sunset 7 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Closed 11 a.m.-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. ClosedMON, SEPT. 411 a.m.-7 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 Closed 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Closed Closed 4:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Closed 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Closed ------------------------Closed ClosedTUES, SEPT. 5Buddy system Closed Closed Sunrise to sunset Closed 1-6 p.m. Closed 3:30-6 p.m. 8 a.m.-6:30 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. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Normal hours Normal hours Closed ------------------------------------------------ClosedLABOR DAY WEEKEND HOLIDAY HOURSCheck facility 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Noon-2 p.m. 5:30-10 p.m. 5:30-2 a.m. Closed Closed Check facility 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Noon-2 p.m. 5:30-9 p.m. 5:30-Midnight Closed Closed Check facility 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Noon-2 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 *Could alter slightly