The Kwajalein hourglass

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The Kwajalein hourglass
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Kwajalein hourglass
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USAG-KA TEENS LOCAL CULTURE MIA DIVERS LOCATESPEAK AT TOWN HALL P 7 CELEBRATED ON KWAJ P 4 GUNGA DIN WRECK P 2THIS WEEK USAG-KA Host Nation Specialist Mike Sakaio demonstrates the art of coconut husking during the Oct. 2 Manit Day event on Kwajalein. 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: usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.hourglass@mail.milGarrison Commander...Col. James DeOre Jr. Garrison CSM ............ Sgt. Maj. Todd Shirley 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 necOn Sept. 14, 1944 a PB2Y-3 Coronado belonging to Fleet Air Wing Two was practicing landings at Kwajalein Atoll when the plane crashed and broke in half. There were 13 people on board, inone. The plane broke in half directly behind action (MIA) associated with this crash. trapped in was about 15 feet below the fore the front half of the plane sank. For years, the Gunga Din had been on Project, a local group dedicated to locating aircraft lost during WWII. (It was around the tail section shortly after the plane, but nothing turned up. software and hardware were outdated and inadequate to support the needs of for about two to three weeks each year. ing three MIA-related wrecks, along with KWAJALEIN MIA PROJECT LOCATES REMAINS OF GUNGA DIN Courtesy of Todd Emmons


the MIA Project its starting foundation. fundraiser that lasted a year and a half, of Gunga Din. And on the afternoon of peared to show a wing and two engines with the old Sportscan sonar, which earlier searches. wreck were those of the lost Gunga Din. of the plane since the day it crashed and followed by Josh Vance, Grant Day and had been found. fense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), we needed to get all the way down to the wreck. So, the MIA Project tation for DPAA. The request was quick tation for DPAA. The front half of Gunga Din is the fourth MIA-related wreck found by the sonar gear. plane wrecks in the Kwajalein Atoll thanks to the support of the entire Kwaj Courtesy of Todd Emmons Courtesy of Todd Emmons and the Kwajalein MIA Project


KWAJ MANIT EVENTS OFFER CUISINE, CULTURE, HISTORY and Kwajalein's Marshallese Cultural Society about RMI history and folklore. speaker and storyteller, Deonaire Keju. Manit is broader than just culture, said Keju during his address. The Marshallese educator delighted the rapt The Story of Jebro. The folktake illus trates traditional Marshallese lessons ple hold dear today. Kejus storytelling was followed by a tions. Traditional foods supplied by the nut soup and sweet coconut drink. Fried breadfruit chips, baked pandanus and Brady and Sonia Tagoilelagi for grades Educators and parents collaborated and introduced students to Marshallese cul


canoes across the pool for the honor of a years bragging rights. The boats were terials found around the island. and present histories and peoples of the atoll a chance to celebrate and appreciate culture and how the roots of tradition grow to shape the future. Manit celebrations are both practical, ditions, and are rewarding, said Brady. When I witness the children discuss, dance, sing, create and enjoy together been a success, said Brady. My child ceptional as she was blessed and born Marshallese. I wish for her and her gradMarshallese people and culture.


Family, friends and presented by Kwajalein Scuba Club Pres tor Bob Ross and PADI Regional Training Consultant Michael Richardson. conduct the tough battery of PADI classdates. distinction, students enrolled in an intensess their skill in teaching the PADI core of PADI practical, safety and teaching They also practiced troubleshooting, anDIVE INSTRUCTOR ACHIEVEMENTSNEW TOP TEN: KSC CELEBRATES niques for future students. The instrucThe course was tough, but well worth specialty courses before the PADI leaders U.S. Army photo by Jessica Dambruch


COMMAND TEAM ADDRESSES YOUTH ISSUES DURING TEEN TOWN HALL Col. James DeOre and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Shirley al ice breaker questions, asking the leadShirley told a story about when he praying that his parachute would open. that will help you succeed in life, but al Both DeOre and Shirley said they enwork. son. It can be really tough on us and The students asked DeOre about de the high school so teenagers on Kwaja said. You can get your B-Boat captains around the island. We hear you and are in place for you. A few students asked DeOre and Shir your strengths and what you are inter It is called the Military Introduction opportunity to learn about life in the sent to all the teens through the school, ticipating and when. The start date for nounced soon. Other questions included a request DeOre said he would consider options and that the decision depended on the all of you to adhere to the current policy about their priorities during their twoyear tours of duty at USAG-KA. DeOre colonel in his priorities. was stopped a couple of years ago. The students asked DeOre if it will be pos sible to take those trips again. One solution would be if you and your A student asked for DeOre and Shir that in your study habits, DeOre said. off Kwajalein. While on the topic of business, a student asked about internship and job opportunities for teens. guarding, refereeing and babysitting. We We are also looking at coordinating idea, DeOre said. eration with your school and in accor look out for each other. Keep in touch U.S. Army photo by Nikki Maxwell, USAG-KA PAO


20TH AIR FORCE COMMANDER LOOKS TO GROUND BASED STRATEGIC DETERRENT The man stopped in the narrow hall way, his eyes turning to rows of glossy wall. for all to see. It all started right here, Maj. Gen. Anily throughout his life. My dad instilled the Core Values in job you are in. Now, nearly 31 years later, the general returned to where his career began to see erything plays out pretty well. Force. part of the generation that saw the deyond. processes we saw, during the Peacethat is GBSD. GBSD, or Ground Based Strategic DeACT console Cotton said. Not that its a CONTINUED NEXT PAGEEDITOR'S NOTE: The 91st Missile Wing, out of Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, is one of three missile wings that shoots Minuteman III ICBMs at Kwajalein Atoll. The launches are part of the Air Force's follow-on operational tests and launch evaluation programs of America's nuGen. Anthony Cotton is commander of the 20th Air Force, which encompasses the three missile wings and the ICBMbased nuclear force those wings monitor and operate 24/7. In this interview, Cotton lauds the role the Minuteman III has played in America's strategic defense and looks forward to the next generation ICBM system: the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alyssa Akers


Notice of Availability USAG-KA Draft Document of Environmental Protection For Disposal of Munitions and Other Explosive Material The U.S Army Kwajalein Atoll Environmental Standards (UES) require the operating of USAG-KA activities with the potential to affect the public Protection (DEP). The standards further provide the regulatory agencies and the public be allowed to review and comment on a Draft DEP. The Draft DEP for Disposal of Munitions and Other Explosive Material provides the requirements and limitations for disposal of munitions and other explosive materials routinely discovered during construction and ex cavation activities on and around U.S Army Kwajalein (USAG-KA). The public is invited to review and comment on the Draft DEP. The Draft DEP and the USAG-KA Environmental standards are available for review at the Grace Sherwood Library (Kwajalein), the Roi-Namur Library and the RMI Environmental Protection Agency on Majuro and Ebeye. Ques tions regarding the Draft DEP can be directed to: Derek Miller, U.S Army Garrison-Kwajalein Environmental Engineer. Written comments can be directed to: Derek Miller U.S Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Attn: USAG-KA Environmental Engineer CMR 701-BUILDING 730 APO AP 96555-9998 A period of at least 30 days will be provided for the public comment. Com ments should be postmarked no later than November 6, 2017. Naan in karon kin USAG-KA Draft Document in Environmental Protection Nan Disposal in Munitions im Other Explosive Material Ekkar nan kakien ko an U.S Army Kwajalein Atoll Environmental Stan dards (UES), aolep jerbal ak makitkit ko ion USAKA im renaj jelot ejmour an armej ak melan ko; eaikuj wor komelele ko kaki ilo Document of Envi ronmental Protection (DEP). Kakein kein rekomman bwe agencies ko im public ren maron lale im kwalok aer lemnak ilo DEP Draft eo. DEP Draft nan makitkit in Disposal of Munitions im Other Explosive Material ej kwalok ellajrak in im jonan makitkit ko ikijeen disposal in mu nitions im other explosive materials ko rar loi ilo ien ekkal im kob ilo U.S Army Kwajalein (USAG-KA). Eruwainene aolep nan aer lale im kwalok aer lemnak kin DEP Draft eo. DEP Draft im Environmental Standards ko rebed ilo Grace Sherwood Library (Kwajalein), Library eo ilo Roi-Namur im opiij eo an Environmental Protection Agency ilo Majuro im Ebeye. Kajitok ikijeen DEP Draft in renaj etal nan Derek Miller, U.S Army Garrison-Kwajalein Engineer. Ne kwonaj je melele ko ak wawein am lemnak, kwonaj jilkinlak nan: Derek Miller U.S Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Attn: USAG-KA Environmental Engineer CMR 701-BUILDING 730 APO AP 96555-9998 Enaj bellak ejab driklak jen 30 raan nan am likit melele ko ak wawein am lemnak kin DEP Draft in. melele kein rej aikuj postmark mokta jen Novem ber 6, 2017. ALL NEW B-B0AT NAMES Jim Bennett (In honor of Jim Bennett) Stan Love (In honor of Stan Edwards) Bobby G (In honor of Bob Greene) Beat Navy!! Pele lightning and volcanoes) Aelik (Marshallese word for the ocean current outgoing from an atoll) Plan B Ono Killer Island Dreamer CrushCol. James DeOre Jr. 20TH AIR FORCE COMMANDER LOOKS TO GROUND BASED STRATEGIC DETERRENT change we are going to see in the nuclear enterprise will be GBSD. As the Air Force transitions to GBSD, Cotton said derstand how their day-to-day jobs contribute to is about credibility, and credibility is about know ing what you are doing and getting the job done. 91st Missile Wing, who work together to ensure said. at Minot is both a credible and an incredible deCotton said the future of the Air Force rests with years throughout the Air Force. face in the future.


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-sg-cmd. 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 LUNCH DINNER SundayMeat Lasagna Chicken Fingers Macaroni and CheeseThursdayBeef Stroganoff Stewed OkraSwedish Meatballs Pork Chops w/Gravy Squash CasseroleThursdayGerman Style Spareribs Honey Glazed Cornish Hen Honey Glazed YamsFridayJambalaya Roast Beef and Gravy Red Beans and RiceFridayFried Fish Wedge Italian Sausage w/Peppers Tuna WrapMondayCajun Pasta Saute Salisbury Steak Corn on the CobWednesdayChicken Pot Pie Cuban Roasted Pork Chili Lime Black BeansMondayChicken Piccata Chili Mac Rosemary PotatoesSundayPulled Pork on a Bun Beef Yakisoba Curried Turkey WrapTuesdayAsian Pepper Steak Baked Ziti Pastrami on RyeWednesdaySteak Night Jerk Chicken Baked Potato BarTuesdayBaked Cod Chicken Cordon Bleu Italian VeggiesFlank Steak Veggie Lasagna Roasted Green Beans Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF OCT. 5WEATHER DISCUSSION: the northeasterly trade winds and equatorial winds at the SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY/HOLIDAY FORECAST: MID-WEEK FORECAST: knots Wednesday and Thursday with widely scattered show


13, at the Kwajalein Fire Station. See the picture taken with Sparky and Fire Pup! table. in for an afternoon of fun at the Bowling Feel free to bring a snack or drink to share, and see you soon! and will see patients until Oct. 19. Please ticipants are encouraged to wear goggles. Dance Classes with Josh Parker. Sunday dance will be taught starting with upbeat Latin dances, Salsa and Meringue. Classes HELP WANTED Visit USAJOBS.GOV to search and apply eral positions. KRS and Chugach listings per week, Tuesday-Saturday. Interested COMMUNITY NOTICES fees). Course fee due after the prerequisite For questions and registration contact Cliff if we do not take care of it. REGISTRATION EVENTS Join us for a night of Piratey Fun with pihaunted house! Must be registered with a spot. Adult Volleyball Season Registration CYS Youth Sports Soccer. Registration Open to all registered CYS Children 3-5 Beef stroganoff Egg noodles Roast vegetables w/ riceMahi mahi Baked chicken Macaroni and cheeseFridayCorned Beef Cabbage Carrots/potatoes Sunday Roast herb chicken Hamburger steak Vegetable frittata Thursday Sloppy Joes Sandwich on a bun Roast chickenThursdayFried chicken Roast pork Mashed potatoesFridaySalmon cakes Cuban sandwiches Tater tots Monday Beef marinara BBQ pork sandwich Egg+cheese sandwich Wednesday Blackened chicken Pork honey must. glaze Stir-fry vegetablesSundayTuna casserole Beef pot roast Red potatoesMondayRoast chicken BBQ spare ribs Baked beansTuesdayRoast herb porkloin Oxtail stew Black beansWednesdayGrilled Steak Night Huli huli chicken Corn on the cob Tuesday Sauteed cod Dry rub roast beef Roast vegetables LUNCH DINNERCaf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF OCT. 5 player. Open to CYS registered youth age SAFETY/ENVIRONMENTAL all warnings and labels and know how to the work area of objects, sticks, rocks wire pants and closed-toed shoes, safety glasses, goggles and ear plugs. protect surrounding waters by practicshop/ work-site. Interested in a position with DynCorp International LLC (DI)? Please apply at https://jobforms.extranet.dynwith any Questions. After normal work hours 5-2486


THUMBS UP USAG-KA SPORTS----------------------RESULTS LAST WEEK---------------------Sept. 26 Spartan Women def. KAT 1-0 Go Green Go def. Spartan Co-ed Red 2-1 Sept. 27 Nutmeg ... Sub! def. Bako 4-2 Spartan Men def. KFC 2-1 Sept. 28 Spartan Women def. Spartan Co-ed Red 2-0 Go Green Go def. Spartan Co-ed White 3-0 Sept. 29 Kwaj Rejects def. Spartan Men 3-2 Nutmeg ... Sub! def. KFC 2-1 Sept. 30 KFC def. Bako 2-0 Nutmeg ... Sub! def. Kwaj Rejects 3-1 ---------------------------------RECORDS------------------------------------Mens League Win Loss Tie Points Nutmeg...Sub! 5 1 0 15 Spartan Men 4 2 0 12 Kwaj Rejects 3 1 1 10 KFC 1 5 0 3 Bako 0 4 1 1 Womens League Win Loss Tie Points Spartan Women 7 0 0 21 Go Green Go 4 2 1 13 Spartan Coed White 2 2 2 8 Spartan Coed Red 1 4 1 4 K.A.T. 0 6 0 0 UNITED CHECK-IN TIMESBASE THEATER PROTOCOLATI CHECK-IN TIMES3:30-4:45 p.m. 11-11:30 a.m. 2:30-3:45 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-Noon. 3:30-4:45 p.m. 11-11:30 a.m. All U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll residents are reminded that it is military base movie theater proto col to stand and pay your respects during the playing of the National Anthem in the movie theaters. 7:45-8:15 a.m. 8-8:30 a.m. DOWNLOAD AND SARE G POTOS AT THUMBS UP to Mike Natoli and the KRS Dining Service Staff. The breakfast buffet at ZDF is an amazselection and display these days. Good job guys! TDY and Loving It THUMBS UP to the teens who volunteered to help the Marshallese Cultural Center at USAG-KAs Manit Day event. You demonstrated professionalism and thoughtfulness every step of the way. We hope you will come back to volunteer and we appreciated everything you did for us this past weekend. Great job! The Marshallese Cultural Center THUMBS UP to the USAG-KA Manit Day weaving artisans from Ebeye who visited Kwajalein to demonstrate their skills. My daughters were thrilled to be able to take their small handicrafts home. As a for my children to have such a meaningful experience while they live here. Thank you so much! Kwaj Mom/ "Fluff THUMBS UP to the kids in Mrs. Premos Manit Day you kids are great actors! The Kwajalein Hourglass THUMBS UP to the Lelet Family for cooking tasty traditional foods for everyone to try on Manit Day. -Kommol Tata! The Kwaj Community MISTAKES WERE MADE.Please pardon the incorrect programming in your printed copy of this week's "kwajical" Kwajalein AFN TV Guide. A corrected version will be available for electronic download on the garrison Facebook page. Your patience is appreciated.