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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en-US2 U.S. Government, Department of Defense, De en-US-en-US partment of the Army or USAG-KA. It is published en-US Saturdays in accordance with Army Regulation en-US 360-1 and using a network printer by Kwajalein en-US Range Services editorial staff.en-US Phone: Defense Switching Network 254-2114;en-US Local phone: 52114en-US Printed circulation: 650en-US Email: en-US usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.hourglass@mail.milen-USGarrison Commander...Col. James DeOre Jr.en-US Garrison CSM ............ Sgt. Maj. Todd Shirley en-US en-US Managing Editor . ..................... en-USJordan Vinsonen-US Associate Editor . .............. en-USJessica Dambruchen-US Media Services Specialist ...... Cari Dellingeren-US Media Services Intern .......... Allison Homuthen-USThe Kwajalein Hourglassen-US en-US is named for the en-US insignia of the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division, en-US which liberated the island from the forces of en-US Imperial Japan on Feb. 4, 1944.en-US The Kwajalein Hourglass is an authorized en-US publication for military personnel, federal emen-US -en-US ployees, contractor workers and their families en-US assigned to U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein en-US Atoll. Contents of the Hourglass are not necen-US -en-US en-USGet ready en-USfor a night of entertainment at the upcoming Kaen-US -en-US leidoscope of Music. The annual Yokwe Yuk Womens Club en-US scholarship fundraiser event brings Kwaj musicians and en-US vocalists together to perform in concert for one night only. en-US The Kaleidoscope is scheduled for Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the MP en-US Room at Kwajalein Jr.-Sr. High School. The event is open to en-US all ages.en-US We are all so lucky to live in a community that is rich with en-US musical talent, said Jacque Phelon, the event organizer. The en-US Kaleidoscope is different from other Kwaj shows because of the en-US wide variety of musical genres and rarely-seen performers.en-US Guests can expect to enjoy performances by island peren-US-en-US formers such as Keith Peacock, Pure Ahola, Heather Aren-US-en-US dreys Community Choir, Brandon McAfee of Flashback & en-US Friends and Kyle Miller. Intermission will include a tasty desen-US-en-US en-US donated by island residents. The grand prize is a private peren-US-en-US formance by Pure Ahola. en-US Dont miss Kaleidoscope! Admission is $20. Tickets are en-US available at the Mic Shop and will also be sold at Surfway en-US and AAFES from 3-6 p.m. on select weekdays until Jan. 19. en-US Remaining tickets will be sold at the door. For questions en-US about the Kaleidoscope, or to arrange a ticket delivery to Roi, en-US please contact Jacque Phelon at 55124. Onstage at prior Kaleidoscope events: 1) Dan Eggers (left) and en-USGeary Shotts; 2) Donna Crump; 3) Heather and Dave Ardrey; 4) en-US Swingaroo Ensemble; 5) Mike Symanski; 6) Addison Cossey; 7) The en-US Jam Bros. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 KALEIDOSCOPE en-USIS JANUARY 21


en-US3 en-USUSAG-KA CONTRACT en-US TRANSITION NEWSen-USON RESIDENTIAL TELEPHONE SERVICES In an effort en-USto inform our community and answer some of en-US your most frequent questions, we are publishing contract tranen-US -en-US sition news and updates weekly in the Kwajalein Hourglass, en-US on the command information Roller channel, and on the ofen-US -en-US en-US en-US-en-US phone services.en-US Residential Telephone Servicesen-US The welfare and connectivity of the Kwajalein and Roi-en-US en-US-en-US rison Kwajalein Atoll and Installation Management Command. en-US en-US residential phone systems in coming months, due to changes en-US en-US en-US discontinued. Residents are encouraged to evaluate their long en-US distance phone call needs and establish their own alternative en-US provider for those phone calls. Commanding Generals from IMen-US -en-US en-US-en-US en-US submitted a waiver request to the Department of the Army to en-US en-US and 911 service. en-US The only residential long distance calling option will be Voice en-US en-US-en-US ogy uses your Internet connection to make phone calls, instead en-US of traditional copper landlines or cellular towers. This method en-US is a much cheaper option than the traditional methods and is en-US growing in popularity around the world. en-US en-US en-US providers with reliable products include cell phone Wi-Fi en-US calling capabilities from some cell providers such as Verizon, en-US Google Voice Apps, Skype phone service, Magic Jack, Vonage, en-US en-US Talktone App and many others. en-US Personal VoIP Service Reliability en-USThe highest reliability VoIP solutions are those that conen-US -en-US nect via Ethernet cables directly to your internet router. en-USGenerally, second on the scale are cell phones equipped en-US with WiFi calling capabilities either through your cell proen-US-en-US vider or through a VoIP Application such as Google Voice. en-USen-US en-US Security Considerations en-USen-US -en-US sonal information and data are how they make their money. en-US Recommend choosing your VoIP service carefully. Read reen-US-en-US views and shop around. en-USChoose a reputable company en-USFee for service is generally more reliable than free services.en-US en-USCancelation of the $25 telephone service fee en-USPIN numbers will be eliminated for residential off island en-US calling on VoIP en-USYour VoIP phone number belongs to you. Take it with you en-US en-USen-US your phone service and as such will no longer have access en-US to your calling records en-USMost VoIP calling services include a mobile device or laptop en-US app allowing you to use your home number over wired or en-US WiFi connections from most countries as you travel globally. en-US PLEASE NOTE: en-US Work phone lines will not be affected by this en-US change. Each employee will still have a PIN number to use on en-US en-US VoIP devices are not carried by AAFES on Kwajalein at this time. en-US en-US any special ordered equipment to be delivered through the en-US en-US en-US ceased. The Army cannot recommend one product over another en-US and this article is for information reference, not product or venen-US -en-US en-US en-US will continue and will be provided by AAFES, as it is with many en-US military installations overseas. The internet cost for consumers en-US is unknown at this time. More details will be published as soon en-US as they are available. en-USen-USThe M80s will rock all the best 80s music on Kwaj and en-US Roi! Dont forget to wear your 80s attire! en-US Friday, January 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Roi Outriggeren-US All Ages Show Saturday, January 13, 7 p.m. at en-US Emon Beach en-US Adults Only Show Sunday, January 14, 8 p.m. at the en-US Vets Hall. Enjoy bar service during the performance! en-US Happy New Year Sponsored by Quality of Life!


4 en-USen-US Do this been-US-en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US Contact the en-US Kwajalein Scuba Club and locate a dive en-US instructor. New classes start up often. If en-US your family has young divers, know that en-US there are instructors who specialize in en-US teaching youth safe diving practice. en-US en-US Many of the Japaen-US -en-US nese and American tide pools teem with en-US en-US-en-US ters. Not all of these are friendly; caution en-US should be exercised at all times. Check en-US the garrison phone book for safety inforen-US -en-US mation regarding snorkeling in the tide en-US pools before scheduling your next excuren-US-en-US sion. en-US en-US Registration for youth en-US sports, basketball and bowling are now en-US in progress. Get outside your comfort en-US zone and try a new group sport. If youre en-US more of a lone wolf, check out the Ivey en-US Gym, or grab a buddy to go swim laps at en-US one of our three local swimming pools. en-USARTS AND CULTUREen-USen-US Learn the names and faces associated en-US en-US en-US-en-US ed tour pamphlets are available at the en-US Roi Air Terminal for a tour of WWII baten-US -en-US en-US -en-US lein, historical directory plaques located en-US near bunkers and the Memorial Gardens en-US can help you appreciate the historic isen-US -en-US en-US Visit the Marshallese Cultural Cenen-US-en-US en-US Historical information and cultural en-US artifacts on the prehistory of the Maren-US -en-US shall Islands is available at Kwajaleins en-US Marshallese Cultural Center. The MCC en-US also maintains collections on loan from en-US the Kabua family, historical photographs en-US en-US hunt in the atoll many years ago. en-US en-US Learn to be en-US en-US are opportunities to learn everything en-US from traditional hula and step aerobics en-US to ballroom dancing. en-USDO-IT-YOURSELFen-USMake Cool Stuff. The Kwajalein Art Guild en-US and the staff of the Community Activities en-US Hobby Shop enjoy teaching new tricks en-US and techniques to novice crafters in en-US wood, clay and ceramics. BUCKET LIST en-USFOR 2018en-USIf you are a newcomer to Kwajalein, this en-US handy 2018 Bucket List can jumpstart a en-US en-US -en-US ty guide when the doldrums hit. Add your en-US own ideas, team up with your friends, and en-US kick off 2018 in style! en-USOUTDOORS en-USen-US Go to bed early and hike out en-US early enough to enjoy the morning solar en-US action over the atoll. Make it your peren-US -en-US sonal misson to catch sunrises, sunsets, en-US the Milky Way and rainbows as often as en-US possible. en-US en-US Re-entry en-US nights are not nights to stay home. Grab en-US a lawn chair and a camera, and head outen-US -en-US side to see the best display of manmade en-US en-US en-US Food tastes better en-US grilled out under the stars. Call Comen-US-en-US munity Activities at 5-3331 to stake out en-US a pavilion grill at Emon Beach or anen-US-en-US other common grilling area. If you dont en-US know how to grill, this is your chance en-US en-US-en-US en-US en-US Kwajaleins many private en-US organizations and social groups want en-US you! There are so many ways to contriben-US -en-US ute your talents and skills to your island en-US community. Check out the garrison Faceen-US-en-US en-US en-US where you can get started.


5 Always dive with a buddy. Never dive alone. en-USen-US en-US en-US en-US -en-US en-US en-US en-US -en-US en-US -en-US hauled at least once a year.en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US day.en-US en-US liberally drink water before and after every dive. en-USDIVE SAFETYTIPS! THUMBS en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-USUP THUMBS UP to Tom Lester, en-USDon Ryan, Mr. Claude and his en-US Asbestos removal team; Syed en-US Ali and his A/C team; Renata en-US Lescalleet and her custodial en-US team; Labtak Langrus, Susan en-US Davis and Misti French and en-US her 5th graders for all of their en-US help and support during the en-US asbestos tile removal process en-US at our Art Studio. You rock! en-US This was a dream 17 years in en-US the makingthank you for even-US-en-US erything!en-US USAG-KA en-USREPORT en-USen-USThere has beenen-US a notable increase in the use of tobacco en-US en-US en-US-en-US en-US en-US Designated smoking areas must be a minimum of 50 feet en-US from building entrances. It is also prohibited in and around the en-US downtown Main Street mall area, the movie theaters and the en-US Emon Beach and pool areas. Smoking is also prohibited in all en-US en-US gymnasiums, recreational facilities, CYS facilities, community en-US sporting event areas, the chapel area and more. Please read the en-US entire policy memo for details on other areas where tobacco en-US use is prohibited and permitted on the installation. Violators of en-US this policy will be cited and issued a ticket by Provost Marshal en-US en-US en-US Trace Salmon at 51959. en-USen-US en-US en-US As the newen-US year begins, we want to remind our community en-US en-US quarter. The Public Health Command and veterinarian visits en-US focus is primarily on conducting health inspections on food en-US products sold and served on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. Followen-US -en-US en-US K-9 working dogs. en-US Any remaining appointments will be available to privately en-US owned domestic pets in a space available basis. Priority apen-US-en-US pointments will be given to those who are preparing for PCS en-US en-US en-US en-US Health Systems Specialist Mary Haynes at 52354. en-USen-US en-USAfter two years en-US en-US en-US-en-US en-US-en-US en-US-en-US lope and lighting improvements. Homes will sealed by caulking en-US penetrations, adding weather-stripping, etc. which will reduce en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US -en-US en-US en-US-en-US cial payback. JCI plans to begin work in spring 2018 and will en-US contact residents by email in advance of work. Contact Derek en-US Miller at 55449.


6 en-USen-US en-USCW3 Dave Casbarraen-US en-US en-USen-USen-USDOD en-US en-USREPORTING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY en-USen-US en-US en-US en-US en-US -Describe what you saw or hearden-US en-USWHO TO REPORT TO en-USen-US and Securityen-US en-US en-US en-US Have something the USAG-KA en-UScommander should know about?en-USen-US en-USWEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOKen-USWEATHER DISCUSSION: en-US 2018 ushers in the dry season. Deen-US -en-US cember 2017 ends with 4.72 inches of rainfall, or 58 percent of en-US normal while the year ends with 94.31 inches or 101 percent en-US of normal. We expect January rainfall to be average to below en-US average, though we did receive about nine days of rainfall on Jan. en-US 4. The sub-tropical high near Wake Island is strengthening. We en-US expect a fresh surge of brisk trade winds starting Sunday. Winds en-US will be near advisory levels through the weekend. en-US SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY FORECAST: en-US Widely scaten-US-en-US tered showers Saturday, isolated showers Sunday and mostly en-US dry Monday. ENE at 13-18 knots Saturday increasing to 17-22 en-US knots for Sunday and Monday.en-US MID-WEEK FORECAST: en-USStray to isolated showers remainder en-US of the week. Winds ENE at 17-22 knots. Check out daily news and community en-USen-US -en-US en-USen-USen-US contact Public Affairs at 54848. en-USLUNCHen-US DINNER Sunday en-USBeef Enchiladasen-US en-US en-USThursdayen-USCabernet Braised Short Ribsen-US Italian Cod Fish Stewen-US en-USen-USen-US BBQ Chickenen-US Baked Beansen-USThursdayen-USen-US en-US Brown Rice Pilafen-USFridayen-USen-US en-US Broccoli in Cheese Sauceen-USFridayen-USen-US en-US en-USMondayen-USItalian Beef Stewen-US en-US Herbed Rice Pilafen-USWednesdayen-USen-US en-US en-USMondayen-USen-US en-US en-USSundayen-USen-US Beef and Broccolien-US en-USTuesdayen-USen-US Curried Carrotsen-US Buttered Noodlesen-USWednesdayen-USen-US Baked Potato Baren-US en-USTuesdayen-USen-US en-US Corn on the Coben-USen-USen-US Adobo Beansen-US Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility en-US*MENU CURRENT AS OF JAN. 4


7 en-USMeet the artists, eat treats, buy art en-US supplies and learn about the Art Guild! en-US Membership applications for 2018 will en-US en-US-en-US lies, $10 for individuals. en-US You are Invited! New Ladies Group en-US en-US-en-US ed by Lysa TerKeurst, begins Thursday, en-US en-US Lagoon. Come join us and see how to en-US stop feeling rejected or left out. For inen-US-en-US formation and to sign up, contact Mindy en-US Cantrell or en-US 51293. en-US 2018 Winter Bowling League Registraen-US-en-US tion. January 3-12. League games on en-US Friday nights from January 19March en-US 16. Team slots are limited so register en-US fast! $70 with shoe rental, $60 without en-US shoe rental. To register, call or email en-US Derek Finch at 5en-US1275. Adults only. en-US en-US 2018 Inner-Tube Water Polo Season is en-US en-US-en-US en-US of team slots available so register early! en-US en-US 2018. For registration, contact Cliff at en-US 52848.en-US CYS Youth Sports Registration. Bowlen-US -en-US en-US en-US 25-March 8; cost $45; grade K-6. Start en-US en-US 7; cost $25; call about age limitation. en-US Reg. for all three open Dec. 12-Jan. 20. en-US To register, visit Central Registration or en-US en-US at 53796. en-US KGA Golf Association Annual 2018 en-US Membership Drive. Join the KGA to get en-US en-US en-US en-US Jan. 31, 2018. Cash or check payable to en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US -en-US ets are available now in the Mic Shop! en-US en-US en-US HELP WANTEDen-US en-US-en-US en-US federal positions. KRS and Chugach listen-US-en-US en-US Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye Dock en-US Security Checkpoint locations; outside en-US en-US -en-US en-US in Bldg. 700 and on the Kwaj-web site en-US under Contractor Information>KRS> en-US en-US Listings for off-island contract positions en-US are available at en-US -en-US en-US-en-US en-US en-US-en-US nent Resident Card required. For full en-US en-US en-US FOR SALE en-US Family Patio Sale. January 6 and Januen-US -en-US en-US Small kitchen appliances, house wares, en-US clothing, toys, DVDs and more.en-US en-US en-US-en-US tures, T-shirts and more. Call John at en-US 59444 or 59539 with questions. en-US en-US en-US includes practice balls and tees. Price en-US en-US COMMUNITY NOTICESen-US Pools and Beaches Winter 2017 Hoursen-US Millican Family Pool en-US 1-6 p.m. Weekdays and Sundayen-US en-US Closed Thursdays en-US Emon Beach en-US en-US en-US en-US *Closed Fridays for cleaningen-US Christian Womens Fellowship Luncheon. en-US en-US REB. Ladies, bring a friend and join CWF en-US for lunch and a special guest speaker! en-US en-US en-US-en-US day, Jan. 8, 4-6 p.m. at the Art Annex. the invisible area behind it, even with en-USrearview mirrors properly adjusted. en-US Mirrors can never give the whole picen-US -en-US ture while backing. No matter how en-US careful a driver may be in checking been-US-en-US hind his vehicle before backing, a moven-US -en-US ing object may disappear from view or en-US enter the trucks blind spots without en-US being noticed.en-US Safety Reminders It is important to reen-US-en-US turn to work with a safety-conscious en-US attitude following a long holiday weeken-US -en-US end. Take a moment to evaluate your en-US work environment before beginning en-US work in 2018.en-US en-US Incandescent bulbs and halogen bulbs en-US do not contain toxic materials can be en-US thrown in the regular trash. en-USen-US Parker Ranch Stewen-US Sweet Cornen-USen-USen-US Breaded Chicken Sand.en-US Cheese Tortellini Alfredoen-USFridayen-USen-US en-US Pancakesen-US Sundayen-US en-US Sweet Potatoesen-US en-US Thursdayen-US en-US en-US Parsley Potatoesen-USThursdayen-USFried Chickenen-US en-US en-USFridayen-USen-US en-US en-US Mondayen-US en-US Baked Fishen-US en-US Wednesdayen-US en-US en-US en-USSundayen-USen-US Chicken Alfredoen-US en-USMondayen-USSwiss Beef Steaken-US Pork Adoboen-US Brown Riceen-USTuesdayen-USBeef Tacosen-US Enchilada Casseroleen-US Refried Beansen-USWednesdayen-USCarved Roast Beefen-US Thai Coconut Chickenen-US Baked Potato Baren-US Tuesdayen-US en-US en-US Stir Fry Noodles LUNCH en-USDINNERen-USCaf Roi en-US*MENU CURRENT AS OF JAN. 4en-USSAFETY/ENVIRONMENTALen-US Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings are en-US en-US en-US Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! The Kwajaen-US-en-US lein Scuba Club reminds you to drink en-US water before and after every dive. en-US en-US Safety. Hand injuries are caused by imen-US -en-US proper use of machines, temperature en-US extremes, electrical hazards, chemicals, en-US pinch points and sharp objects. Always en-US use the correct glove for the task at en-US hand.en-US en-US-en-US hicle is no easy task! The challenges for en-US safe backing are even greater for truck en-US drivers. The larger the truck, the larger en-USMIND THE STOP SIGNS!en-USAlways avoid the caution areas surrounding the en-US ends of the runways on both Kwajalein and Roi-en-US Namur when aircraft are approaching or taking en-US off. Pedestrians, cyclists and drivers must always en-US make a full stop at the stop signs posted near the en-US ends of the runways. When stopped, you must en-US scan both the runways and the sky at either end en-US of the runways for signs of moving aircraft. If there en-US is no sign of moving aircraft, you may proceed. en-US Why? The presence of pedestrians and drivers en-US in the runway caution zones may force pilots to en-US abort a takeoff or landing. This can be costly and en-US dangerous. If a pilot in this situation cannot abort, en-US the lives of those on the ground and those in the en-US aircraft may be at a greater risk. Also, rotor wash en-US en-US debris, causing safety risks to those on the ground. en-US en-US your safety and the others. Violators of this policy en-US will be reported to the aircraft control tower and en-US the PMO. en-USSAFETY REMINDER


8 Check out USAG-KAs website for garrison and community news, links to each en-USdirectorate and other helpful information. Have thoughts or suggestions? Send en-US en-US UNITED CHECK-IN TIMES en-USATI CHECK-IN TIMESen-USMonday, United 1553:30-4:45 p.m.en-US Tuesday, United 15411-11:30 a.m.en-US Wednesday, United 1552:30-3:45 p.m.en-US Thursday, United 15411:30 a.m.-Noon.en-US Friday, United 1553:30-4:45 p.m.en-US Saturday, United 15411-11:30 a.m.en-US en-USen-US en-US en-US en-US en-USREVEILLE en-USREMINDER en-USen-US are en-US en-US and the 5 p.m. Retreat and To the Color are to be oben-US -en-US served with respect.en-US en-US are to turn toen-US-en-US en-US en-US en-US are to face en-US en-US hearts. Hats must be removed.en-US en-US Civilians en-US are encouraged to participate by facing the en-US en-US hearts. Hats should be removed. This coconut crab, photographed by USAG-KA resident Art en-USBennis on Roi, is one of many on USAG-KA-maintained islands en-US that are protected by environmental standards enforced by en-US the Army and the R.M.I. en-US en-USen-US Atoll identify the coconut crab as a protected species. For this reaen-US -en-US en-US injure or kill coconut crabs. If you have any questions or concerns, en-US en-US at 51134. en-US en-US en-US -en-US conut crab does not make use of a shell beyond the juvenile stages en-US of its life. It is this characteristic that allows the coconut crab to en-US grow so large in size.en-US Despite their name, coconut crabs have a varied diet which inen-US -en-US cludes other fresh fruits and even meats, usually smaller crabs en-US or dead animals. They use their strong sense of smell to locate en-US food when they emerge from their burrows to hunt at night and, en-US typically, remain inside their burrows during the day to protect en-US themselves from the heat.en-US Coconut crabs can be found on many of the small islands en-US en-US -en-US lation remains unknown. For this reason, some nations have given en-US this species protected status. w en-USwen-USwen-US.en-USen-USlen-USien-UScen-USken-USren-US.en-UScen-USoen-USmen-USen-USken-USwen-USaen-USjen-USaen-USlen-USeen-USien-USnen-UShen-USoen-USuen-USren-USgen-USlen-USaen-USsen-USs D en-USen-USWen-USNen-USLen-USen-USAen-USDen-US en-USAen-USNen-USDen-US en-USSen-USHen-USAen-USRen-USEen-US en-USHen-USGen-US en-USPen-USHen-USen-USTen-USen-USSen-US en-USAen-UST REMINDER TO ALL: COCONUT C en-USRABS OFF LIMITSen-US