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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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STICK WELDING JOBS en-USen-USen-US en-US en-USen-US en-US en-US en-US en-US en-US

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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 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 U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch en-USen-US en-US en-US COMMAND TACKLES COMMUNITY en-US en-US en-USCORRECTIONS TO LAST WEEK'S ISSUE:en-US 1) The reference to the Kaleidoscope song performed by Mike en-US Tracy, Steve Prudence and Tracy McConnell being dedicated to Mike Tracy's wife was in error. 2) Branen-US -en-US don McAffee's name was misspelled in a photo caption on page three. Apologies to you four. en-US* U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll en-US Commander Col. James en-US DeOre met with island residents and the RMI workforce of en-US Kwajalein and Roi during recent town hall meetings Jan. 25 en-US and 26. en-US Kwajalein: RMI Workforceen-US RMI employees were joined by USAG-KA Commander Col. en-US James DeOre, Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Shirley, members of the en-US Command team, KRS and LOGCAP personnel Jan. 25 at the Isen-US -en-US land Memorial Chapel. Col. DeOre thanked those in attendance en-US at the event. After an opening prayer and the singing of a hymn en-US by the RMI workers present, DeOre said a few words about how en-US the impending transition would impact jobs on the island and en-US moved into questions. KRS RMI Liaison Harden Lelet translated en-US for the employees gathered.en-US USAG-KA was deeply indebted to the RMI workforce for all en-US that it does for the atoll community for their role in mission supen-US-en-US port, said DeOre. en-US I cant tell you how important that is to us, DeOre said. I en-US need to extend our gratitude to you. en-US DeOre also praised the Seabees whose work has improved the en-US quality of life in the atoll, especially with the Ebeye and Third Isen-US -en-US land communities; he mentioned the Seabee who saved the life en-US of a child on Third Island and acknowledged that the contract en-US transition is one of the major challenges of the past 15 years. en-US DeOre shared with the workforce good news in that LOGCAP en-US has offered contracts to about 483 RMI workers and about 91 en-US percent of them will retain their current pay or will get a raise. en-US And that the LOGCAP public works subcontractor has hired en-US about 357 RMI workers and about 94.8 percent will get same en-US pay or get higher wages. en-US During the question and answer session, inquiries were made en-US about how paid time off will be applied to RMI workers. Often en-US family obligations last longer than the days currently allotted en-US and might be impacted by transit to outer atolls. David Egge, en-US project manager for LOGCAP answered that each fulltime emen-US -en-US en-US holidays in addition to regularly scheduled holidays. Grandfaen-US -en-US thered employees will receive 25 days paid time off per year and en-US en-US exploring solutions to accommodate the RMI workforce. Egge en-US further added that workers may also request an additional up to en-US 30 days time off but without pay.en-US Another asked about whether it would be possible to not wait en-US for the ferry, boarding time, but rather to board the ferry, espeen-US-en-US cially when there is inclement weather or long boarding lines. en-US DeOre replied that it is not possible to wait on the ferry when it en-US is unstaffed, and that he planned to ride the ferry next week to en-US explore the issue and work to solve any issues that arose.en-US Employees explored questions about available healthcare en-US en-US care on Kwajalein is not available for RMI employees. DeOre said en-US en-US employees are not possible, other than those provided at First en-US Stop, or those provided for grandfathered employees. en-US en-US continued on page 6en-US Kwaj resident Labtak Langrus chats with Col. James DeOre followen-US -en-US ing the Kwajalein RMI Workforce town hall Jan. 25.

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en-US3 U.S. Army photos by Jordan Vinson If you have en-USrecently ridden your bike en-US around the Small Boat Marina during the en-US en-US sparks arcing into the air at the back lot en-US of the Marine Department. There, a team en-US of 12 expat contractors and local emen-US -en-US ployees work around the clock, torching, en-US grinding and welding sheet metal on one en-US of the most important vehicles at U.S. en-US Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll and the en-US Reagan Test Site: Landing Craft Mechaen-US-en-US nized 8605.en-US LCM for short, the vessel is one of the en-US garrisons and test ranges beasts of buren-US -en-US den. Able to haul up to 60 tons of cargo, en-US from aggregate to generators to mission en-US support equipment, USAG-KAs LCMs are en-US the big rigs of the lagoon, says Welder en-US Chris Rice-McClure. He has spent the last en-US four months on LCM 8605, working with en-US a large team to rehabilitate the boat and en-US put her back to work for the test range en-US and garrison. en-US We need to have it back in the water en-US by the 13th of February, he says before en-US handing me a hard hat and escorting me en-US across a worksite showered in ruddy en-US phosphorous light. Up the LCMs thick en-US steel plated bow doors we walk, stopen-US-en-US ping before a two-man crew grinding en-US and torching dilapidated steel deck platen-US -en-US ing weathered by the harsh equatorial en-US en-US A gold colored welders mask protecten-US-en-US ing his face, Rice-McClure leans into the en-US gunwale aboard the deck of the boat and en-US unleashes the light of a small sun, pushen-US -en-US ing molten carbon steel into the nooks of en-US a two-feet-long hull stiffener hes been en-US attaching to the boat. Its but one of en-US many jobs going on around him. To his en-US right, Peter Davis, another welder, pulls en-US out rods of carbon steel, sticks them into en-US his welder, slaps down his welders mask en-US and lays down a small puddle of metal en-US along the seam of a small entryway into en-US the hull. Amid the whirr of air movers en-US supplying fresh air to workers downen-US en-USen-US GRIND en-USWelders Chris Rice-McClure, left, and Peen-US-en-US en-US -en-US ner walls of LCM 8605 during an overnight en-US shift at the Marine Department Jan. 26. en-US en-US carbon steel from the structural support beams that carry the weight of the deck of the en-US LCM. Another crewman behind him uses a grinder to smooth out and prep the beams for en-US laying on the new steel plate deck. So, its all in progress, and you can see weve got three en-US or four guys up here working the torch pretty much all night, says Rice-McClure. Its time en-US consuming, but its the quickest way to do it. The other option is to build a new structure en-US underneath and cut all the structural steel out. Thats much more time consuming. en-US stairs, banging, scraping and cutting ocen-US -en-US curs up and down the deck as a half-dozen-US -en-US en coworkers dig into the boat like ants en-US to a dead beetle. Its a ballet of sorts to acen-US -en-US complish so many tasks aboard a 71-feet-en-US long LCM with a little over two weeks left en-US in the project, Rice-McClure says.

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4 en-USworking on the welding side of it, he en-US says. Right now weve got about a dozen en-US people working on it. Again on the welden-US -en-US ing, metal working side of it. Theres also en-US other people working the day shift, from en-US the paint shop, blasting and repainting. en-US The main objective for the project been-US -en-US ing to replace the cargo deck of the LCM, en-US the torchers and welders work through en-US the night seven days per week to cut en-US and burn off the old steel platform and en-US then cut, emplace and weld together en-US huge sheets of brand-new plate steel to en-US form the new deck. A day shift crew then en-US comes in after the night crew clocks out en-US at dawn and sandblasts and paints the en-US freshly laid metal. Working in tandem en-US like this allows for as quick a work rate en-US as possible. en-US Thats the gist of it. Theres also the en-US engine shop, Rice-McClure says. They en-US just put in the replacement engines back en-US in, and the electrical shop wired everyen-US -en-US thing together behind us. And the caren-US -en-US pentry shop does all sorts of odds and en-US ends too like building consoles for inen-US-en-US struments, interior work, benches and en-US signs. en-US A welder with about four years of one-en-US the-job experience, Rice-McClure takes a en-US great deal of satisfaction from the type A crewman blasts en-USaway old carbon steel en-US from structural support en-US beams Jan. 26. He uses en-US the torch to sort of melt en-US en-US its still welded to the en-US structural steel and en-US then he uses an oxygen en-US stream to sort of wash en-US en-US Rice-McClure says. Its en-US en-US it washing, too. And en-US then your sheet will go en-US on top of that.en-US ABOVE: Chris Rice McClure, left, and Peter Davis peer through the welders glass in their protective helmets during the night operation. en-US en-US en-US RIGHT: A crewman works the grinder, smoothing out freshly exposed carbon steel that will support the steel plate decking above it. With en-US

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5 of work he doesthough he admits the en-UShours are often grueling. He was one of en-US several welders who tackled the Space en-US Fence sensor project build, installing the en-US shielding around the radar. His job there en-US en-US-en-US ber to help the Marine Department get en-US boats rehabilitated and back into the en-US water. While the Space Fence facility is en-US important to the Air Forces mission to en-US identify and track debris and satellites en-US in the Earths orbit, vessels like the LCMs en-US are just as important to the missions of en-US the garrison and the test range. en-US With Space Fence, we started with en-US nothing and turned it into Space Fence, en-US he says. With something like this, we en-US start with a boat thats got a lot of rot on en-US it, and when its done we should have a en-US pretty good unit ready to go back in the en-US water, back into service for several more en-US years. en-US en-US spark Rice-McClure is controlling is about 6,500 degrees F and can permanently blind you within seconds. RIGHT: Peter Joel and en-US en-US lays down a cap layer of molten metal to water tighten and weather proof a small entryway just above the deck while Rice-McClure en-US

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6 DSC to the laundromat and the Bank of en-USthe Marshall Islands, as there is a puddle en-US in the middle of the path when it rains, en-US making it hard to travel the path. DeOre en-US en-US would be looked into, to include plans to en-US have a gate for access to the Bank of the en-US Marshall Islands for workers. en-US In response to a question about imen-US -en-US pending job offers, Egge replied that LOGen-US -en-US CAP is working to release additional offer en-US letters. DeOre encouraged those employen-US -en-US ees to visit Building 602 to discuss the en-US matter with LOGCAP personnel. He urged en-US them to visit soon because they want to en-US retain as many loyal, knowledgeable emen-US -en-US ployees as possible. en-US A member of the audience inquired en-US about the potential to transition from a en-US casual or temporary work position to a en-US fulltime position. DeOre said he thought en-US that would eventually be possible due to en-US an increase in the demand for labor on en-US the island. en-US An employee inquired about emergenen-US -en-US cy shelters on Kwajalein and Ebeye in the en-US event of a missile threat (similar to one en-US experienced with the Hawaii incident). en-US DeOre said though he did not foresee a en-US threat but that it was important to think en-US about. He offered that it would be best to en-US seek shelter in concrete buildings. en-US The garrison will continue under LOGen-US -en-US CAP for this part of the contract, said DeOen-US -en-US re, and that KRS would stay to complete en-US their communications and RTS contract. en-US As of yet he is unaware of who future conen-US-en-US tractors may be, or what their transition en-US schedule will be like. en-US Employees also asked about how bank en-US allotments would be affected by the LOGen-US-en-US CAP transition. Egge said that LOGCAP en-US will do only one allotment and that is to en-US deposit the pay into an employees bank en-US account. It would be the responsibility of en-US the employee to make arrangements with en-US their bank to pay for other allotments or en-US debt they may have with other entities or en-US banks. One asked if it was possible to split en-US the pay into and have separate portions en-US be deposited at different banks. Egge said en-US he would explore further details with his en-US en-US DeOre encouraged the RMI employees en-US to present their needs to their employers. en-US They care about you, they care about en-US your welfare and they care keeping you as en-US a happy employee, he said. Believe me en-US when I say that. They have told me exactly en-US the same thing. en-US Kwajalein: Residentsen-US The town hall for Kwajalein residents en-US began with a video introduction from Lt. en-US Gen. Dahl and a brief of the island scheden-US -en-US ule by Maj. Walker. DeOre reviewed his en-US expectations for proper behavior for the en-US Army Team, including avoiding cyberbulen-US -en-US lying. DeOre and Shirley were joined by en-US members from KRS, USAG-KA and LOGen-US -en-US CAP personnel. en-US DeOre mentioned that Lt. Gen. Dahl will en-US make a return visit to the garrison and en-US also asked that garrison residents not en-US post town hall slides to the internet. He en-US went on to talk about the garrisons inien-US -en-US tiative to begin recognizing community en-US volunteers. en-US Its about time we did something en-US about that. Those folks that are in our en-US community contributing their time will en-US now be recognized on a semi-annual baen-US -en-US sis, DeOre said. en-US en-US to retention of RMI employees during the en-US contract change. en-US QOL vs. MWR.en-US DeOre described the en-US en-US Recreation), as opposed to the KRS QOL en-US Committee. DeOre lauded the improveen-US -en-US ments made possible by QOL funding and en-US donations. Some funded items will be left en-US after the KRS contract transition, and will en-US remain on island. DeOre said he foresaw en-US a break in services until four golf carts en-US from Hawaii would arrive at the garrison. en-US In addition, ten new club carts are on oren-US -en-US der and they are expected in mid-Februen-US -en-US ary. Two pick-up trucks are also on order en-US from Japan. He cited the implementation en-US en-US -en-US ment as a recent success for the commuen-US -en-US nity. en-US The Vets Hall.en-US Changes in waivers to en-US Army regulations for private organizations en-US have changed since American Legion Post en-US en-US 1980s. Those changes may determine the en-US fate of the structure. DeOre said he recogen-US -en-US nizes the philanthropy and important role en-US en-US and is still working toward a solution reen-US -en-US garding the building. en-USThe bar can be changed into a contracted, en-US non-appropriated fund bar, take nothing en-US away from the American Legion, except, of en-US course, that revenue, because there cant be en-US a revenue-generating private organization, en-US according to DeOre.en-US Long Distance Phone Calls.en-US A 2015 en-US change in Army Regulation 25-1 will end en-US personal long distance phone calling privien-US -en-US leges made possible through a NETCOM en-US contract for Kwajalein March 1. Residents en-US who wish to make long distance calls will en-US en-US en-US en-US resident subscriber also pays for internet en-US access. The 911 service is already in place. en-US LEFT: The Kwajalein community listens en-US to discussions between residents and the en-US garrison commander Jan. 26. ABOVE: A en-US member of the Kwajalein RMI workforce en-US addresses a question to Col. DeOre. en-US continued from page 2

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7 Residents can expect 911 and local calling en-USto remain in place as a safety initiative. en-US It will no longer be possible to place calls en-US using a personal PIN. Business pins will still en-US be available for limited on island and TDY en-US personnel, however, no one will be authoen-US -en-US rized to use a work PIN number to make en-US personal calls. The nature of future technien-US -en-US cal support services and pricing are not yet en-US known. DeOre assured the community that en-US he will work diligently toward a solution to en-US help Kwajalein maintain communications en-US without a break in service. USAG-KA has en-US requested continued phone service until en-US the joint venture is online.en-US Red Cross contact information will be en-US posted to the roller, as requested.en-US Private Shipments.en-US Private shipments en-US via cargo container ship, or barge, will no en-US longer be available after March 1. Resien-US -en-US dents can rely on DHL or commercially en-US ship through Matson. en-US Surfway. en-US An interruption in services en-US at Surfway during the transition is not en-US expected. DeOre reminded residents that en-US supplies and goods should be purchased en-US for island residents only. He asked that en-US anyone who saw an abuse of that privien-US -en-US lege to mark the time so that the DOL en-US team could verify compliance. Produce en-US delivery twice per week is not possible en-US due to supply chain and logistics issues. en-US Home delivery of goods purchased at en-US Surfway may be temporarily discontinen-US-en-US ued. en-US Drone Policy.en-US Drones are back. Resien-US -en-US en-US -en-US en-US Marshal and receive instructions about en-US en-US en-US en-US products. More details to come. en-US Rumorsen-US DeOre addressed a few island rumors en-US during the town hall. en-USZamperini Dress Code. At this time en-US there is no plan to institute a foren-US -en-US mal dress code (closed-toed shoes en-US and long slacks) for the Zamperini en-US Dining Facility. en-USUnaccompanied Status. DeOre and en-US Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Shirley en-US addressed how Kwajalein was one en-US in a handful of worksites where en-US accompanied status and privileges en-US fell under scrutiny because of poen-US-en-US tential cost savings. There is no imen-US -en-US mediate plan to transition the isen-US -en-US land to unaccompanied personnel. en-USBQ Room Double Occupancy. en-US While this is a possibility with the en-US number of incoming DI personnel, en-US DeOre said there are many rooms en-US available in the BQs right now, so en-US while this is plausible, it is also unen-US -en-US likely. en-USHousing Shortages. Due to an inen-US -en-US crease in personnel and degradaen-US -en-US tion of existing structures, there en-US remains limited housing available. en-USWi-Fi Hotspots. After March 1, en-US some island Wi-Fi hotspots that en-US en-US points will go away. en-US DeOre ended the town hall by thanking en-US the community for its hard work and efen-US -en-US fort during the transition. Theres a lot en-US great things going on around the island en-US and the atoll and its because of you all. en-US Thank you, very much. en-US Roi: RMI Work Forceen-US DeOre addressed some 50 plus attenden-US -en-US ees to the RMI workforce town hall. He en-US thanked them for their continuing seren-US -en-US vice to the Command and to the mission. en-US He spoke of the on-going contract tranen-US -en-US sition to LOGCAP, adding he understood en-US the anxiety that they and other workers, en-US both U.S and RMI, are going through. en-US DeOre shared with the workers what en-US he discussed with the RMI workers at the en-US Kwaj town hall, informing them about en-US pay increase, job retention and the peren-US -en-US centages of the RMI workforce who have en-US obtained jobs under the new contract. en-US DeOre said if any of them had any quesen-US -en-US tions related to the new contract, or if en-US any have not had an offer and want to ask en-US in person, that members of the command en-US and LOGCAP would be available right en-US after the meeting to receive their quesen-US -en-US tions, comments. en-US During the question and answer sesen-US -en-US sion, one gentleman asked if those who en-US are on casual or temporary work scheden-US -en-US ule would be able to get permanent poen-US -en-US sitions. LOGCAP Project Manager David en-US Egge, commented that depending on the en-US job requirement, that those working part en-US time presently, may be able to get full en-US time positions; adding also, that LOGCAP en-US en-US Another asked whether the $20 limit on en-US AAFES purchases for on-island consumpen-US -en-US tion can be increased. DeOre responded en-US that this limit will not change; presently, en-US there continues to be a challenge in tryen-US -en-US ing to bring adequate resources and supen-US -en-US plies to take care of the workers on ROI. en-US en-US Roi: Residents en-US DeOre also welcomed the U.S resien-US -en-US dents and workers on Roi to the town en-US hall meeting, thanking them for all that en-US they do in support of the mission and the en-US command. He shared with the residents en-US topics discussed at both Kwaj Town Halls en-US and with the RMI work force on Roi. He en-US highlighted community concerns simien-US -en-US lar to those expressed on Kwajalein reen-US -en-US garding the status of QOL carts, internet, en-US phone service, drone regulations and the en-US en-US-en-US formation about a request by Air Nauru en-US to operate transit to Kwajalein, adding en-US that the airline is still working its landen-US -en-US ing permit for Guam. At the conclusion of en-US meeting, he thanked everyone and also en-US introduced his staff as well as the DI reps en-US noting that they will be available to meet en-US with anyone who may have additional en-US questions. LOGCAP Project Manager David Egge answers questions with Naomi Napa following the en-USKwajalein RMI Workforce Town Hall at the Island Memorial Chapel.

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8 en-US From March 4, 2003 en-USFrom March 4, 2003

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9 1) Col. James DeOre, USAG-KA Commander, joins Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Shirley last week in recognizing the contribu en-US-en-US tions of Navy Seabees Naval Mobile Construction Battalion-1 in their months of work in building infrastructure in the island en-US communities of Enniburr and Ebeye. 2) Samantha Samson and Asia Williams take a few minutes to smile during a tough day en-US of out-processing employees at KRS Human Resources. 3) Ed and Patrice Kramer perform a macabre folk tune during a speen-US -en-US cial Vets Hall fundraiser for Ed Zehr and Danny Barthle. 4) The Atomic Playboys perform live at the Ocean View Club Jan. 27. 1 2 3 4 en-USREMINDER TO ALL: COCONUT Cen-USen-US en-USThis coconut crab, photographed by USAG-KA resident Art en-US Bennis 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 The Environmental Standards for U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein en-US Atoll identify the coconut crab as a protected species. For this reaen-US -en-US son, USAG-KA residents and personnel should not touch, harass, en-US injure or kill coconut crabs. If you have any questions or concerns, en-US en-US at 51134. en-US The coconut crab (Birgus latro), known locally as barulep, is a en-US type of land-based hermit crab. Unlike other hermit crabs, the coen-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.

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10 en-USSexual Harassment/Assault Response and en-US Prevention (SHARP) Contact Informationen-USCW3 Dave Casbarraen-US SHARP Victim Advocateen-US Work: 805 355 3421 Home: 805 355 1731en-US USAG-KA SHARP Pager: 805 355 3243/3242/3241/0100en-US USAG-KA SHARP VA Local Help Line: 805 355 2758en-US DOD en-USSAFE Helpline: 877 995 5247 en-USWEATHER DISCUSSION: en-US January ends with monthly total en-US precipitation of 14.46 inches or 361 percent of normal. This is en-US the second wettest January we have on record since 1945. The en-US wettest January brought us 15.66 inches in 1951. As discussed en-US in past, the cause for this precipitation was a robust Madden en-US Julian oscillation (MJO) that enhanced the precipitation in en-US en-US (ITCZ) was in our region. en-US Going forward for the next 14 days, the robust MJO will be acten-US -en-US ing to suppress precipitation in our region. ITCZ will be south en-US of Kwajalein the next seven days, oriented along 5-6 north latien-US -en-US tude. Expecting widely scattered to isolated showers with aven-US -en-US erage to below average accumulations. Daily accumulation aven-US -en-US erages for February are 0.12 inches with 40 percent of the days en-US receiving a trace or more of precipitation. Trade winds will en-US stay in the 13-18 knot range through the weekend but increase en-US to the 17-22 knot range mid next week.en-US SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY FORECAST: en-US Isolated showen-US -en-US ers Saturday, Sunday Monday. Winds E-ENE at 15-20 knots.en-US MID-WEEK FORECAST: Ien-US solated showers next week. Winds en-US ENE 17-22 knots. en-USDINNER Sunday en-USBeef Enchiladasen-US Chimichangasen-US Tamalesen-USThursdayen-USCabernet Braised Short Ribsen-US Italian Cod Fish Stewen-US Antigua Blended Veggiesen-USFeb. 10en-USBBQ Chickenen-US Baked Beansen-US Kickin Collardsen-USThursdayen-USCranberry Pork Loinen-US Brown Rice Pilafen-US Monaco Veggie Blenden-USFridayen-USTex-Mex Pasta Sauteeen-US Hungarian Goulashen-US Noodles and Cabbageen-USFridayen-USPasta Nighten-US White Clam Sauceen-US Steamed Green Beansen-USMondayen-USItalian Beef Stewen-US Mozzerella Eggplanten-US Herbed Rice Pilafen-USWednesdayen-USGerman Pork & Cabbageen-US Alpine Potatoes w.Baconen-US Steamed Asparagusen-USMondayen-USTeriyaki Glazed Henen-US Brat & Veggie Skilleten-US Jasmine Riceen-USSundayen-USBeef and Broccolien-US Lumpia w/Chili Sauceen-US Steamed Riceen-USTuesdayen-USSwiss Steak & Mushroomsen-US Baked Spaghettien-US Curried Carrotsen-USWednesdayen-USSteak Nighten-US Grilled Chicken Mornayen-US Creamed Spinachen-USTuesdayen-USCraby Mac & Cheeseen-US Chicken Veggie Tossen-US Corn on the Coben-USFeb. 10en-USFilipino Paellaen-US Adobo Beansen-US Roasted Papaya Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility en-US*MENU CURRENT AS OF Feb. 2 REPORTING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY en-US-Date and time activity occurreden-US -Where and what type of activity occurred en-US -Physical description of the people involveden-US -Description of modes ofen-US transportationen-US -Describe what you saw or hearden-US -Provide pictures if you took anyen-USWHO TO REPORT TO en-USLocal law Enforcement en-US and Securityen-US *911en-US *5-4445/4443en-US *usarmy.bucholz.311-sg-en-US cmd.mbx.usag-pmo@mail Have something the USAG-KA en-UScommander needs to know? en-US Call the Commanders Hotline at 51098.en-US en-US

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11 en-USFeb. 10en-USMeat Lasagnaen-US Cheese Tortellini Alfredoen-US Cheesy Garlic Breaden-USFeb. 10en-USAsian Pork Roasten-US Teriyaki Chickenen-US Spicy Sweet Potato Wedgesen-USFridayen-USFish & Chipsen-US Parsley Potatoesen-US French Friesen-US Sundayen-US Roast Ducken-US Bread Dressingen-US Sea Alfredoen-US Thursdayen-US Baked Hamen-US Roasted Cornish Henen-US Green Bean Casseroleen-USThursdayen-USFried Chickenen-US London Broiled Steaken-US Mashed Potatoesen-USFridayen-USTuna Casseroleen-US Yankee Pot Roasten-US Mashed Potatoesen-US Mondayen-US Beef Fajitasen-US Spicy Orange Chickenen-US Breakfast Burritoen-US Wednesdayen-US Beef Stewen-US Chicken Chimichangasen-US Italian Greensen-USSundayen-USBBQ Pork Ribsen-US Chicken Wingsen-US Mac & Cheeseen-USMondayen-USChicken Jambalayaen-US Cajun Jerk Chickenen-US Mashed Potatoesen-USTuesdayen-USFried Pork Chopen-US Turkey Ala Kingen-US Mashed Potatoesen-USWednesdayen-USPrime Rib of Beefen-US Herb Baked Fishen-US Baked Potatoesen-US Tuesdayen-US Grilled Chicken Thighen-US Chefs Choice Beansen-US Cornbread en-USDINNERen-USCaf Roi en-US*MENU CURRENT AS OF Feb. 2en-USCOMMUNITY NOTICESen-US Ballroom Dance Classes start Tuesen-US-en-US day, Feb. 6 from 6:30 7:30 in CRC en-US Room 6. Classes run through May 1. en-US Well start with swing dance (Jitteren-US -en-US bug) and also cover cha-cha, foxtrot en-US and rumba. No cost, partner encouren-US-en-US aged but not required. Be ready for en-US the Annual Ballroom Dance on May 6. en-US Questions, contact Gus Garcia. en-US The Family Pool will close at 2:30 en-US p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 for the KST Swim en-US Meet.en-US en-US-en-US ety Show. Sunday, Feb. 25 7-8 p.m. in en-US the High School MP Room. The Boys en-US and Girls Club of America is preen-US -en-US en-US SHOW! All are welcome for a fun and en-US enjoyable night of skits, musical acts, en-US and dances! If you have any questions en-US please contact Michael Hillman at en-US 53796.en-US 2018 YYWC Annual Silent and Live en-US Auction Fundraising Event and Cocken-US -en-US tail Party. March 4, 7 p.m. in the MP en-US Room. Tickets are $25. Each ticket en-US includes two drinks (cocktails, beer, en-US wine, soda) and fabulous food by en-US some of Kwajaleins best cooks and en-US bakers. Ticket sales begin Saturday en-US Feb. 17. Have you helped us out in en-US the past? Are you new to Kwajalein en-US and want to get involved? All of the en-US funds raised go to Education Grants en-US for Marshallese and Micronesian en-US schools! Your donations of goods, en-US services and events are needed and en-US appreciated! Donate something as a en-US business or vendor, on your own, or en-US get together with family or friends en-US to create a basket to be auctioned. en-US To donate contact Amy Spock at en-US amy_keener@msn.com 5-0899 or Kien-US-en-US ersta Bailey at renbird74@gmail.com en-US 5-4692.en-US Be a part of the GSES STEM Festival! en-US Calling all Science, Technology, Enen-US-en-US gineering and Math professionals en-US and enthusiasts to set up displays or en-US demonstrations at our STEM Careers en-US Expo. Have a great STEM presentaen-US-en-US HELP WANTEDen-US en-US-en-US ply for USAG-KA vacancies and other en-US federal positions. KRS and Chugach en-US listings for on-Island jobs are posted en-US at: Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye en-US Dock Security Checkpoint locations; en-US en-US en-US Human Resources in Bldg. 700 and en-US on the Kwaj-web site under Conen-US -en-US tractor Information>KRS> Human en-US Resources>Job Opportunities. Listen-US-en-US ings for off-island contract positions en-US are available at www.krsjv.com.en-US Job Opportunity at RTS Weather en-US Station. Position: Radar Engineer/en-US Instrument Specialist (Full-time). en-US Education: Bachelors Degree. U.S. en-US Citizen/Permanent Resident Card en-US required. For full details and to apply en-US see http://www.aq-ast.com/careers en-US req.#42.en-US San Juan Construction is currently en-US hiring for multiple projects on Kwaen-US-en-US jalein. If your contract is ending and en-US you are interested in continued work en-US on Kwajalein, please see our website en-US at www.sanjuanconstruction.com for en-US opportunities and to apply or call en-US Tim Hughes, Corporate Recruiter at en-US 970-497-8238.en-US There are still ExPat positions reen-US-en-US maining with DynCorp International. en-US If you are interested in applying en-US en-US Building 602 and inquire.en-US FOR SALE en-US PCS Sale at Coral 314. Saturday, Feb. en-US 3. from 4 8 p.m.; Sunday Feb. 4 and en-US Monday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. 7:30 en-US p.m. Navy Leather Loveseat, Tea en-US Cart/Knife Rack, Backpack Beach en-US Chair, Leather Directors Chair, Mien-US -en-US crowave/Convection Oven, Clothing, en-US Sarongs, Shoes, Kitchen items, Origien-US -en-US nal Artwork & Buckminster greeten-US-en-US ing cards, HP Printer/Copier and en-US more. Come early for the best selecen-US -en-US tion. Questions Call 5-4498 before en-US 9 p.m. tion and hands-on activity? Then en-USinquire about becoming one of our en-US STEM Specialty Session presenters! en-US Contact Heather Miller at 5-5642 or en-US heathershawmiller@yahoo.com.en-US SAFETY/ENVIRONMENTALen-US Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings are en-US held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, en-US 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Kwajalein REB en-US Library.en-US Safely Speaking/Boat Rolling. Hanen-USen-USen-USIn support of the contract transition the following en-US facilities will accept CASH OR CHECK ONLY beginen-US-en-US ning Monday, 5 February: Community Activities, en-US Small Boat Marina, Ocean View, Outrigger Bar and en-US Grill, Sunrise Bakery, Surfside Salon, Zamperini Dinen-US -en-US ing Facility, Caf Roi Dining Facility and Roi Small en-US Boat Marina, en-US Surfway will accept CREDIT CARDS, cash or en-US check through the close of business on Tuesday, 6 en-US en-US system and will not be impacted. If you have any en-US questions please e-mail Kim Yarnes.en-USdling heavy weather in small boats en-US means paying attention to condien-US-en-US tions and using whatever advantages en-US you have to protect the boat from the en-US waves. Its safest to take the waves on en-US the bow, operate near the windward en-US shore, and stay away from the leeward en-US shore.en-US E-Talk/Archaeological Resources. This en-US week marks the 74th anniversary of en-US Operation Flintlock, the World War II en-US invasion of the Marshall Islands.en-USSIGN UP FOR A HEALTH WORKSHOP!en-USStress Management. en-USExplore what stress is and how it imen-US -en-US pacts your health while learning strategies for healthier living. en-US Group will meet Fridays for four weeks starting 2 Feb at 4:30 en-US p.m. through Feb. 23. Meeting to be held in the Hospital Conferen-US -en-US en-US attendance, leave message if call not answered.en-USMindfulness in the Workplace. en-USLearn to become more en-US present and connected to your day to day tasks. Group will en-US provide strategies to improve communication with coworkers en-US and supervisors, learn time management skills and methods of en-US en-US highest potential. Meet in the Hospital Conference Room on en-US Wednesday for 6 weeks starting Feb. 21 through March 28. Call en-US en-US if call not answered.en-USSmoking Cessation. en-USPlease contact EAP at 5-5362 to enroll en-US in group as it will be built based on interest. Not comfortable with en-US a group setting, individual sessions provided during the workday.

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