The Kwajalein hourglass

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2 Contents of the Hourglass are not necessarily Garrison Commander .......Col. James DeOre Jr. Garrison CSM .................. Sgt. Maj. Todd Shirley Communications Manager ........... Jordan Vinson Communications Specialist ... Jessica Dambruch April 23 was not just another day in paradise. More than 30 intrepid ath letes set out in scorching temperatures to compete in the 39th RustMan Triathlon. The Kwajalein Running Club's annual half marathon event challenges contes tants to complete a one-km swim, 42-km bike ride and 10-km run around Kwaja lein before heading to a community af terparty at the Emon Beach big pavilion. RustMan is an event that invites resi dents to celebrate community as much "It's always tons of fun to be out there participating, especially when you've got the community out there rooting for you," said Christi Cardillo, a 12-year Kwaj resident. The self-professed Rust Man evangelist appreciates the groups that set up grill-and-cheer oases along the triathlon route and says volunteers are a huge part of the action. "This year we had so many groups of people rooting all along the course, from IN RUST WE TRUST Craig Behler leads this trio of cyclists powering through the intersection of Ninth St. and Ocean Road during the RustMan April 23. KRC RUSTMAN 39 SHOLAR STATS Check out these cool race day observations from RustMan orga nizer Bob Sholar. Thanks, Col. DeOre! U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. James DeOre delivered inspirational words from the shore to start the lagoon swim at 4 p.m. Super Students. Six high school senior boys participated in isher. After graduation he is bound for the U.S. Naval Academy. See group photo, page 5. Making History. tant to win overall. U.S. Army photo by Jessica Dambruch a Space Fence crew handing out water bottles, to groups all along Lagoon and Ocean Roads," Cardillo said. "A big chunk of the population has to come together to make the day happen. [There are] so many volunteers from number writers, timers, course marshalls [and] water stop crews. Of course, Bob Sholar and his wife Jane are the heart of the Rustman, and the Kwajalein Running Club." Congratulations to all of the competi tors, volunteers and teams who helped make RustMan a memorable experience. Tastes Great. Bubba Burgers and 100 hot dogs at the RustMan after party at Emon It was kind of hot. Temperatures race day reached more than three personal bests for Eric Miller, Ursula LaBrie and Elissa Fiore. Good Samaritan. Chief Dave Casbarra delayed his progress through the running portion of the RustMan by 10 minutes to assist a fellow competitor who suffered from dehydration. The runner was safely evacuated to Kwajalein Hospital and is in good condition. Good work, Chief!


3 "One of my favorite parts of the RustMan is the community in volvement. Community mem bers are awesome setting up extra watering stations and cheering us on. I now realize how vital those BBQ and cheerlead ers are to the experience of the Rustman. Thank you to all the cheerleaders, grill masters and drink servers for making this par ticipants' run a little more enjoy able or painfulmaybe both." ALEX COLEMAN TEAM MATHletes RUSTMAN NO. 2 FACES OF RUSTMAN "There is so much camaraderie and support from everyone: the competitors, event organizers and spectators. It is truly uplifting and inspiring to see such a strong sense of community all around the island, as we were cheered on along the route. Can't wait until next year!" LESLIE SAVAGE TEAM "INSTANT REGRET" RUSTMAN NO. 1 "There were at least as many volunteers as there were participants. Ev eryone was welcoming and positive. Even the leaders who said "hi" and shared encouragement every time they lapped me! Thats been a rare experience at events Ive joined at other places. Looking forward to next year GREGORY HUEY SOLO RACER RUSTMAN NO. 1 "For me, each athletic event is different, emo tionally. Whatever is oc curring in your life dur ing your training time your athletic event. This was my last Kwaj running club event before my PCS. Such a bittersweet emotional race! I was so happy to participate while being sad its my last RustMan ANGEL BOLTON TEAM "TRI HARDER" RUSTMAN NO. 2 "I enjoy helping whenever I can. For as hard as the ath letes train and condition themselves they deserve to have their efforts recorded as precisely as possible. The entire time scoring team was dedicated to making sure ev ery participant got the most accurate record of their ac complishment JONATHAN BRADLEY R39 SCORING TEAM RUSTMAN NO. 4 "I've never done a tri athlon before moving to Kwajalein. I am thankful there are no hills! Also, I am thankful that the wind seems to let up on race day after being so miser able during training." KYLE MILLER TEAM "TRI-HARD" RUSTMAN NO. 4 RACE DAY STREET VIEW 1) Riza Walker and friends get ready to celebrate the RustMan with their annual tradi tion: their very own water station. 2) Mike Howe wishes his son Solomon good luck be fore beginning his bike segment. 3) Tim Roberge and Shana Darrah support RustMan in stylewith grilled grub. 4) Patrick Phelon, left, Jordan Vinson and Jacque Phelon get ready to document the swim segment of the RustMan. 5) Timekeepers maintain scores for athletes near a tracking station at Ocean Road. U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch 1 3 4 5 2


4 WE GOT YOUR GOOD SIDE. Want to see more Rust Man action? Check out the Kwajalein Hour glass Flickr page and the next episode of the Kwaj Current TV Show on channel 29-1. Top: TC Cardillo in the 2018 Rust Man. Bottom: Cardillo in the 1999 RustMan. T.C. Cardillo (12) *------------Jay Lord (5)-------------------Chad McGlinn (7)------------Eric Miller (2+)----------------Colleen Williams (1)----------Bruce Premo(6)---------------Brian Dishman----------------Julia Sholar (2) ---------------Ursula LaBrie (3+)-------------Zachary Hill (1)---------------John Vinton (1)---------------Aidan Alejandro (1)----------Victor Burnley (7)-------------Austin Maxwell (1)-----------Christi Cardillo (8)------------Elissa Fiore (2+)---------------Michael Hinton (2)-----------Ryan Otto (1)-----------------David Casbarra (3)----------Greg Huey--------------------Reilly Teigen (1)--------------Frankie Bradshaw (1)--------John Maxwell (1)------------Brian Arrington (1)-----------Hendrix Bailey (1)------------Peter Davis-------------------Donovan Miller---------------Tom Pamperin----------------SWIM 0:18:22 0:17:25 0:17:38 0:22:53 0:18:30 0:19:55 0:21:48 0:17:32 0:18:23 0:15:59 0:26:25 0:21:27 0:23:33 0:24:19 0:22:31 0:26:19 0:23:26 0:29:03 0:22:11 0:22:55 0:26:14 0:29:09 0:26:41 0:30:21 0:24:23 0:40:53 0:20:54 0:17:21 BIKE 1:12:52 1:13:39 1:10:10 1:19:05 1:29:57 1:23:43 1:31:03 1:34:06 1:28:03 1:40:05 1:36:51 1:33:58 1:28:12 1:42:05 1:39:57 1:35:01 1:41:35 1:39:25 1:44:38 1:42:12 1:40:10 1:48:49 1:50:23 2:16:10 2:04:01 2:54:42 1:30:12 RUN 0:50:04 0:55:06 1:02:24 0:54:55 0:49:25 1:06:57 0:59:16 1:04:23 1:13:42 1:05:59 1:02:40 1:10:45 1:14:27 1:01:24 1:07:00 1:09:46 1:08:52 1:07:23 1:14:28 1:18:07 1:19:17 1:16:13 1:22:41 1:07:02 1:39:55 1:54:00 TOTAL 2:21:18 2:26:10 2:30:12 2:36:53 2:37:52 2:50:35 2:52:07 2:56:01 3:00:08 3:02:03 3:05:56 3:06:10 3:06:12 3:07:48 3:09:28 3:11:06 3:13:53 3:15:51 3:21:17 3:23:14 3:25:41 3:34:11 3:39:45 3:53:33 4:08:19 5:29:35 Number after name is the count of RustMan solo completions Plus sign indi cates a per sonal best in 2018. *Tom Cardillo -First Senior Division (age 50+) contes tant to win overall. *Tom Cardillo -2018 marks his sixth win -First win came in 1997 TRI-ING TO SURVIVE--------------------------------------Alyssa England; Jeremy Williams; Eric England MALIANA, RICH AND SHELBI----------------------------Maliana McCollum; Rich Erekson; Shelbi Rowe THE ONE TRICK PONIES----------------------------------Matt MCCollum; Mike Howe; Aaron Enes BRUH, LET'S WIN!-----------------------------------------Sean Hepler; Quincy Breen; Luc Burnley TRI-HARD-------------------------------------------------Todd Emmons; Kyle Miller; Alex Coleman PAU WITH A PORPOISE ----------------------------------Jenifer Peterson; Tim Baker; Kurt Jerke; Aaron Pitney; John Donaho INSTANT REGRET-----------------------------------------Katey Beavers; Leslie Savage; Jordan Vinson WE H8 MAFFS---------------------------------------------Dominic Leines; Ryan Hess; Nathan Jones MATHLETES------------------------------------------------Mallory Masciarelli; Meghan Connor; Don Engen 6TH GRADE SAVVY---------------------------------------Tessa Delisio; Felix Prim; Ava Moore LEBOWSKI'S 'LIL URBAN ACHIEVERS---------------------Craig Behler; Craig Behler; John Osterson TRI HARDER-----------------------------------------------John Halenar; Angel Bolton; Angel Bolton WES, PAUL, PATRICK-------------------------------------Wesley Kirk; Paul Joyce; Patrick Phelon SWIM 0:15:00 0:15:58 0:22:35 0:16:49 0:19:32 0:19:55 0:22:33 0:16:52 0:19:02 0:17:52 0:21:12 0:23:07 0:21:21 BIKE 1:27:13 1:19:18 1:27:30 1:32:54 1:28:16 1:36:58 1:43:26 1:43:53 1:34:02 1:37:44 1:42:07 1:33:06 2:11:32 RUN 0:45:34 0:55:29 0:52:43 0:55:05 1:00:44 0:54:36 0:50:11 1:05:16 1:14:02 1:12:19 1:08:07 1:18:49 0:50:31 TOTAL 2:27:47 2:30:45 2:42:48 2:44:48 2:48:32 2:51:29 2:56:10 3:06:01 3:07:06 3:07:55 3:11:26 3:15:02 3:23:24 TEAM SCORES RUSTMAN 39 IN NUMBERS INDIVIDUAL SCORES DOWNLOAD AND SHARE HG PHOTOS AT


5 1) Solomon Howe gets in on the helicopter fun at the CYS Month of the Military Child Carnival. 2) The mastermind behind the carnival fun: CYS Specialist Chelsea Weber checks out the Lakota heli copter she requested for the carnival. 3) Reach for the sky! These Kwaj kids donned laser tag gear for the communities of Kwaj and Roi out in force to scour the beach for plastics and debris April 22. 6) Quincy Breen cheers on fellow "Bruh, Let's Win!" teammate Luc Burnley. 7) The six KHS seniors get ready to compete. From left, Austin Maxwell, Aidan Alejandro, Hendrix Bailey, Donovan Miller, Brian Arrington and Reilly Teigen. 8) John Maxwell reaches for a cup of water from a race volunteer. To honor the memory of his deceased friend and former Kwaj resident Ray Arsenault, Maxwell wore Ray's neon orange bike helmet during the race. 9) Christi Cardillo cruises alongside the Kwajalein Memorial Wall. 10) MWR's George Navarro, a RustMan event organizer, helps out during the race. 1 2 3 4 5 7 6 8 9 10 U.S. Army photos by Jessica Dambruch, Nikki Maxwell Gus Aljure and Rob Kent


6 NASAs Wallops Flight Facility and as tronomers, physicists and students from Pennsylvania State University and the University of Colorado-Boulder joined forces to launch a pair of custom-built spectrograph telescope payloads into the thermosphere from Roi-Namur ear lier this month. The Penn State teams Water Recovery X-Ray Rocket (WRX-R) lifted off without a hitch from the Speedball pad on Roi at 10:40 p.m., April 4. It rode atop a NASA Terrier and Black Brant IX rocket assem face. The launch of University of ColoradoBoulders payload, the Colorado Highresolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph (CHESS), did not go as swimmingly. Its Friday, April 13, and a technical issue on the rocket forced managers to abort. The next day, strong, variable winds settled into the region, forcing campaign man agers and safety personnel to scrub the launch three nights in a rowsometimes within mere seconds of liftoff. Finally, at 4:47 a.m., April 17, during the rier ignited, sending the payload nearly the south end of Roi in golden light and a deafening roar. --The University of Colorado-Boulder team, led by principal investigator Dr. Kevin France, designed the CHESS spec trograph to peer into translucent clouds of gas lying in what astronomers and as trophysicists call the interstellar medium, aka the matter between stars. These thin gas clouds in the boondocks of space contain the fundamental build ing blocks of stars and planets. But in order to study them, astronomers must thrust telescopes out of the Earths atmo sphere and orient them to bright, power NASA, PHYSICISTS, STUDENTS LAUNCH SPECTROGRAPHS FROM ROI-NAMUR ful stars lying behind these clouds. As the stars light and stellar wind collide with the gas clouds, a telescope and spectro graph can view and record the chemical makeup of those clouds, along with their temperature and motion. For the CHESS experiment, the target star was Gamma Ara, a young, 15-millionyear-old giant, located in the southern sky constellation of Ara, near Scorpius. Gamma Ara possesses an unusually strong equatorial stellar wind that is in jecting large amounts of material and ki netic energy into its immediate galactic environment, France stated in an earlier jalein Atoll. His team worked with NASAs Wallops Flight Facility staff to package the CHESS spectrograph and telescope into a pay load and launch it into the thermosphere along a parabolic trajectory. During the 300 seconds the telescope stared at Gamma Ara, the spectrograph recorded precious data on the interaction between the stars powerful stellar winds and the clouds of gas between Earth and Gamma Ara. Minutes after liftoff, the payload had begun transmitting the data down to Rea gan Test Sites telemetry radars and mon itors manned by NASA and University of Colorado-Boulder teams: The last-minute launch and payload separation were suc cessful. We won the stat lottery, wrote Michael Snap, of NASA Wallops Flight Facility, in a Facebook message to the Roi Rats who came out to watch the liftoff. A photo he sent out of a monitor in the groups mis sion control room resembled television static. In reality, it was good data, France stated. That image shows that the rockets onboard attitude control system success he stated. Once we were on target, our ultraviolet spectrograph started taking data and observed over 10 million pho tons directly from Gamma Ara. 1) The April 4 WRX launch is captured in a long-exposure photo by Roi resident KC Mar by Roi Rat Neil Schwanitz. The photo was captured a fraction of a second after the 1 2 Photos courtesy of KC Martin Casil and Neil Schwanitz


7 --While CHESS investigated the interstel lar medium between Earth and Gamma Ara, Penn States WRX launch April 4 set out to record soft X-rays emanating from the remains of a supernova that lit up the Earths sky during the last ice age: the Vela Supernova Remnant. Its past is similar to other stars with masses magnitudes greater than that of the sun. Toward the end of its lifespan, the remnants progenitor star in Vela lost the ability to generate enough energy to resist the ceaseless inward pull of gravity. By converting simple gases like hydrogen and helium into heavier elements through nuclear fusion, the star had maintained itself against gravitys grip for a long stretch of time. But when its share of sim pler elements was depleted, its gas tank went empty, and gravity pulled the stars mass inward toward the bodys center of gravity, creating an immense amount of energy that caused the star to essentially explode. During supernova events like this, most of the rest of the stars mass is ejected outward into the interstellar medium and beyond. That massthe elements created through nuclear fusion over the eonswinds up, literally, everywhere. All the elemental building blocks of every or ganism and rock and chemical compound on Earth and any planet in the known universe are made of the elements forged in the nuclear furnaces of stars, stellar explosions or mergers, and tossed out across the cosmos. This is why supernovas are of vital in Johnny Appleseeds of the universe. However, supernova events are rela tively rare, with only two or three stars exploding per century in a typical spiral galaxy like the Milky Way. Moreover, they are short-lived events, often visible from Earth for only weeks or months. More permanent analogs for research are the ejected chemical remains of a su pernova death. Travelling through space at extreme speeds, these elements com prise what is called a supernova remnant. The speeds of the ejected elements are so high that when they collide with oth er clouds of material in the interstellar medium, they produce a shockwave that heats the elements to temperatures as hot as 10 million Kelvin. These high tempera tures, in turn, cause the emission of Xrays, which themselves radiate through out the cosmos and are detected by X-ray telescopes, such as NASAs Chandra X-ray Observatory. Those X-rays reveal much about not only the supernova remnant, but the original supernova itself. Thats the whole point of WRX, explained the 1) The University of Colorado-Boulder spec trograph payload is pictured April 5 near the investigator of the WRX experiment, works on his team's payload at Wallops Flight Facility before venturing to Roi. NASA photo. 3) NASA Wallops Flight Facility ordnance and launcher tasks on the WRX rocket April 3 prior to launch ing the rocket the following night. experiments principal investigator, Dr. Randall McEntaffer, in between runs out to the Speedball pad April 4 in prepara tion for the launch. 127 miles into the thermosphere, an al titude in which the spectrograph could peer at an unexamined 10-square-degree seconds, the Penn State telescope sucked up X-rays, helping reveal the remnants chemical makeup, density, temperature and shock velocity, along with the energy of the original supernova and the mass of the progenitor star. Staring at a laptop monitor during a round of celebratory drinks at the Out rigger, graduate students involved in the WRX experiment gushed over X-ray de tector data already streaming in. Bright white pixels against a black background revealed captured X-rays emanating from the Vela Supernova Remnant. Dr. Abe Fal cone, head of the WRX teams X-ray de tector group and a research professor at Penn State, looked over their shoulders, explaining the meaning behind the white "All of this pieces back to understanding the stel lar structure, to understanding the formation of stars, therefore the formation of the structure of the universe. ----Dr. Abe Falcone, WRX X-ray detector lead 1 2 3 U.S. Army photos by Jordan Vinson and other sources, as noted Photos courtesy of KC Martin Casil and Neil Schwanitz NASA photo


8 1) The U.S. Army Great Bridge ship seeks shelter from high winds at Rongerik Atoll during the long wait for the delayed launch of the CHESS rocket. 2) Wallops Flight Facility launches CHESS at 4:47 a.m., April 17. 3) A monitor indicates the CHESS rocket's orientation system is crowd of Roi residents and Wallops ord view of the CHESS launch in the early 5) Dr. Abe Falcone, left, head of the WRX X-ray detector group, runs through pre-launch checklists with his team members April 4. 6) Penn State Department of Astronomy and 1 3 4 5 6 2 Mike Snap Courtesy of Erik Hanson blips on the monitor. The little dots are telling you where the X-rays are [on the detector]. Then we look for the particular energy of the Xrays [the team] cares about. In addition to that, youre looking at the position on the detector for the particular energy of the X-rays they care about. Because, as a result of the way this telescope is made, these X-rays are going to get diffracted into a particular position on that detector as a function of their energy. of the X-ray isor its particular frequen cy on the electromagnetic spectrumthe team can better understand the details it is after by studying the supernova rem nant, Falcone explained. You have particular elements that youre looking to see what the makeup is [of] that supernova remnant, he said. And if you can trace back to that, you start to understand the fundamental makeup of where these elements come from around the universe. All of this pieces back to understanding the stellar structure, to understanding the forma tion of stars, therefore the formation of the structure of the universe. --Strapping a telescope to a relatively small rocket sounds bizarre. On a sub orbital trajectory, the spectrographs depended wholly on instrumentation controlling the payloads yaw, pitch and roll so as to keep the telescope on tar get. Given that the types of spectrograph readings aimed for in these experiments are impossible to gather by telescopes in side the atmosphere, it makes sense that NASA and the research teams would go to so much trouble to launch a telescope way up into the thermosphere and splash it down into the ocean. What sounds bizarre is the massive effort that goes into what amounts to a collection. Stable telescope or not. of the whole operation came from Ted Schultz, a research engineer with Penn States Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The truth is, he said, the gratings, or prisms, used inside the WRX spectrograph to characterize soft X-rays are the most advanced units employed in astronomy todaygreater than even some of the capabilities of the Chandra Xray Observatory, launched in 1999. The [optics] that were using [are] called gratings. We make them at Penn State, Schultz said. And theyre state of the art; theres nothing better in the world. And you dont really think about this little rocket being better than a huge space telescope already up there. But it is. It actually performs better in cer tain colors than the best thing up in space right now. In other words, Schultz said, think of sounding rocket launches as a way of test driving new hardware and validating the technologys membership aboard the next space-based X-ray telescope. Youve got to prove that what youve got is going to work in space before they even give you the money to build the new one, Schultz said. So, we spend a lot of time trying to launch these bleeding edge things that no one has ever launched be fore. And I think that is the real value of the sounding rocket. --Shooting telescopes into the upper limits of the atmosphere is nothing new for Wallops Flight Facility. The team per forms many suborbital launches for as tronomical research at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, where land recoveries of the payloads are a cinch.


9 "We spend a lot of time trying to launch these bleed ing edge things that no one has ever launched be fore. And I think that is the real value of the sounding rocket. ----Ted Schultz, research and developmental engineer for WRX 1) Ron Sylvester, captain of the U.S. Army Vessel Great Bridge, speaks with Wallops Flight Facil to Roi, April 5. 2) Great Bridge crew pause for a group photo with members of the Penn State WRX team on Roi-Namur April 5. 3) NASA Wal ascent-to-apogee process prior to the rocket's Great Bridge First Mate Jeremy Owens, right, and team mates secure the CHESS payload af ter returning to Roi the morning of April 18 after nearly a week at sea. 1 2 3 4 Courtesy of Erik Hanson But the observation targetsVela and Arafor this sounding rocket campaign latitude in the northern hemisphere, even at altitude. The constellations are simply too close to the horizon. The solution? Head south, to Kwajalein Atoll, and launch. Launching sounding rockets from Roi is, like the sounding rocket program it self, also nothing new. Dozens of NASA, Air Force and Navy suborbital launches have occurred from the islands Speedball pad since the early 1960s. What separated the WRX and CHESS experiments from the pack, however, was the need to recover and return the payloads from their open ocean landing spots. For these experiments, NASA em ployed a newly developed water recovery system in each rocket, enabling the pay parachuting down from their dates in the thermosphere. To begin the recovery process, Berry Aviation pilots and spotters took off from Kwajalein aboard a Fairchild Metroliner payloads. Following coordinates relayed by Wallops Flight Facility personnel, the pilots spotted the payloads and relayed their exact positions to the U.S. Army Ves sel Great Bridge ship and crew. Tasked with recovering the payloads near Rongerik Atoll, north of Kwajalein Atoll, the Great Bridge and crew endured days of roiling seas in high winds while the NASA and University of Colorado-Boulder teams scrubbed repeated attempts for the CHESS launch due to the winds. The earlier recovery of the WRX payload had gone as smoothly as possible. But when it came time to pluck the CHESS payload from the water, things were a little hairier, said Great Bridge Capt. Ron Sylvester. When it launched, it was 4:47 a.m., and the splash point was 32 nautical miles from our location with heavy seas and rain, Sylvester stated. After locating the payload a further eight miles away from the splash down point, divers jumped in the ocean to at tach lines to it. Because the water was too rough to crane the payload onto the boat, the next-best option was to tow it 50 nautical miles into the shelter of the closest landmassRongerik Atolland then bring it aboard with the crane. It was a long, bumpy trip, the captain said. He and his crew were glad to get the payload back to Roi and then get themselves back home. The sea was angry that day, my friend, Sylvester ended, quoting a classic Sein feld episode. Like an old man taking cold soup back at a deli. --The NASA Wallops Flight Facilitys WRX and CHESS campaigns brought a few months of actionand two dazzling launchesto sleepy Roi, essentially dou bling the island population in the process. This is my second time here, said a couple of hours before the WRX launch. actually. Were one of the few custom ers that comes out and uses these launch pads. Schisler and the rest of the Wallops team are no strangers to setting up camp in remote areas of the world to perform launches. Were kind of all around the world on remote science, Schisler said. Thats one of the unique features that we have with the sounding rocket program. Were a re ally cheap way to space and [with] a really quick timeframe. Outside of their home base launch pads at the Wallops Flight Facility along the Virginia coast, the team regularly launch es from Alaska, and throughout its histo ry, Wallops has launched sounding rock ets everywhere, from Australia and New Zealand, to Bermuda and Greenland. Just last September, again at Roi, the Wallops team launched two rockets for the Waves and Instabilities from a Neutral Dynamo (WINDY) experiment. This month's WRX and CHESS experi ments mark two more successful mis sions, and there will surely be more to come.


10 WEEKLY WEATHER LOOKOUT WEATHER DISCUSSION: We have reached a transition point in the tropical weather season. The smoother Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), which has been generating above average rainfall in the atoll, is now breaking into a chain of weak circulations. Wave pulses along the broken ITCZ locat ed between 5N and 10N latitude are giving Kwajalein periods of strong shower activity. One of the weak circulations will be southwest of Kwajalein by late weekend. Our current com puter models indicate the circulation may develop enough to pull in weak west winds for the atoll late Sunday into Monday. The ITCZ will continue in this pulse mode, which will produce more episodes of intense shower activity through the coming week. Expect some periods of sun, but increased periods of showers to at least the scattered category (30-50% chance) for much of the week ahead. Winds are NE to SE ahead of the west wind threat late this weekend, with stronger NE trade winds behind the system, later in the week. SATURDAY/SUNDAY/MONDAY FORECAST: Mostly cloudy and with waves of showers this weekend. Scattered to occa sional showers. Winds will be in the 10-20 knot range mostly from the east, but becoming southeast and south, before a de veloping circulation southwest of the atoll moves north and produces 5-10 knot southwest and west winds late Sunday into Monday. Brisk northeast trade winds will return by mid week. Waves of convective showers may cause higher gusts at time into at least the 30 to 35 knot range. MID-WEEK FORECAST: Mostly cloudy and scattered show ers. Wind NE-E at 15-20 kts, with gusts to 30 knots. LUNCH DINNER Sunday Pepper steak Pork fried rice Corn o'brien Thursday Baked chicken Hamburger yakisoba Corn combo May 5 Roast turkey Prime rib Thursday Cajun meatloaf Pineapple baked ham Eggplant Friday Chicken, brocc. alfredo Beef teriyaki Scalloped potatoes Friday Grilled pork chops Mustard baked salmon Sauteed spinach Monday Stuffed bell peppers Parmesan broccoli Wednesday Mac and cheese Candied yams Monday Chicken parmesan Garlic bread Spaghetti Sunday Herbed cornish hens Sweet peas Mashed potatoes Tuesday Beef teriyaki Paprika potatoes Fried cabbage Wednesday Beef stew Chicken cordon bleu Succotash Tuesday Chicken vega Buttered potatoes Noodles jefferson May 5 Red bean, pork sausage Basmati rice Asparagus Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility *MENU CURRENT AS OF APRIL 27 RESIDENTIAL INTERNET UPDATE USAG-KA Residents International, in association with AAFES, is providing resi dential internet service on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. Be ginning April 25 and no later than May 5, you can continue or activate your residential internet service on Kwajalein by visiting Bldg. 702 Cash Cage, between 1 5 p.m., Tues day Saturday. Roi-Namur residents can go to the Finance *Complete a DI residential internet service agreement; check, credit card or military Star card is accepted; and *Ensure your account information is up to date and paid The monthly fee is based on the estimated number of subscribers, cost of supplying the improved U.S.-based ser vice, increased bandwidth (200 MBs) and customer tech nical support. For billing questions call bldg 702 at 355The current residential internet service is discontinued AFN 99.9 THE WAVE Head to the Ocean View Club Sat urday, May 5, for MWR's Cinco de Mayo bash! Featuring live perfor mances by Ballistic Love and the Atomic Playboys. Music starts around 9 p.m.


11 May 24. Please call the Hospi tal for eye exam appointment at 5-2223/5-2224. hospital. Please call 5-5362 to schedule. Offering support to any resident, employee or depen dent. Congrats to all the Biggest Loser Competitors, they are off to a ter "Winnie the Pooh" leads the men testants still needing to weigh in. Please call 5-5362. Kwaj adult pool closed through May 4 or 5 due to needed water valve repair work. The commu nity's patience is appreciated. HELP WANTED To research and apply for govern ment employment opportunities on U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll and worldwide, visit www. COMMUNITY NOTICES The 30th Annual Ballroom Din ner Dance will be held on Sun day, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the MP Room. Hosted by the talented Kwajalein HS Stage Band, the evening includes a catered din ner and dancing with live music provided by the band. Tickets ceeds help fund the band pro gram at KHS. Contact Kyle Miller for tickets: 5-1167 or millerk@ The Kwajalein Art Guild an nounces their annual Spring Art & Craft Fair taking place on Mon day, April 30 from noon-4 pm. in the MP Room. A great place to cal artists, crafters and vendors. E-Wareness: Ocean Disposal: Garbage In, Garbage Out. Waste disposal into the ocean isnt per mitted. Keep the ocean clean and be rewarded with beautiful wa jet. Ejab melim jolok kwobej ko ilojet. Kejbarok lomalo in ad non emonlok eo an kab lonlok in eek! May Learn to Swim Class An nouncement Session Dates: May 2-25. Wednesdays and Fridays V, 3:45:15 p.m. Levels I and ticipant Participants must be at least 4 years old. Registration: and registration: Contact Cliff The Optometrist, Dr. Chris Yama moto will be on Kwajalein and will see patients on 13 through May 5 Burger Bar May 5 Chicken tortilla soup Spanish rice Friday Cream of potato soup Beef stroganoff Parslied noodles Sunday Ministrone soup Pepper steak Mashed potatoes Thursday Honey must. chicken Mashed potatoes Sweet peas Thursday Fried Chicken Night Bean and ham soup Wild rice Friday Ministrone soup Chick. broccoli stir fry Tomato parmesan Monday Chicken tortilla soup Honey glazed chicken Parmesan broccoli Wednesday Savory baked chicken Mac and cheese Corn on the cob Sunday Seafood chowder Herbed chicken breast Buttered egg noodles Monday Garlic Bread Spaghetti Italian blend veggies Tuesday Taco Tuesday Teriyaki beef Mexican rice Wednesday Steak Night Gumbo soup Steamed cabbage Tuesday Beef noodle soup Fried pork chops Chicken vega LUNCH DINNER Caf Roi *MENU CURRENT AS OF APRIL 27 KWAJALEIN MOVIES *ALL AT THE CORLETT RECRE ATION CENTER, ROOM 6 UN TIL THE YUK SOUND SYSTEM IS FIXED 28 April 2018 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13, 1 Hr. 52 Min.) 29 April 2018 Peter Rabbit (PG, 1 Hr. 34 Min. ) 30 April 2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure (PG-13, 2 Hr. 23 Min.) ROI NAMUR MOVIES 28 April 2018 Red Sparrow (R, 2 Hr. 20 Min.) 29 April 2018 Paddington 2 (PG, 1 Hr. 43 Min.) *All features begin at 7:30 p.m. The 2018 Rusty Family SwimBike-Run Triathlon is scheduled for May 7. Pre-registration is required by Thurs day, May 3. For more information, to reg ister or VOLUNTEER as race time Staff, please contact Bob and Jane Sholar, H: 5-1815. This is a child friendly event and not a sprint triathlon for adults. New Hours at the AAFES Food Court and American Eatery Effective May 5, 2018 FOOD COURT 7 p.m. Sunday / 11 a.m.-6 p.m. AMERICAN EATERY Monday-Friday / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday / Closed Missionaries Get Together Invite All adult ladies are invited to Ebeye on Sunday, April 29th at 4:00 pm for a Missionaries Get Together at Ebeye Wellness Center. A group of us will be leaving on the 3:30 ferry to Ebeye and returning on the 5:30 ferry to Kwaj. There will be music and testimonies 5-3505 for more information. CWF Luncheon All ladies are invited to join us for a delicious lunch, a look back at the previous year, some fun activities and goodies to take home. Invite a friend and join us on Sunday, May 6th at 12:30 pm. There is no cost for this event. National Day of Prayer Breakfast Hosted by Island Memorial Chapel.Thursday, May 3rd at REB at 6:30am (adults only). Please bring your ticket with you to the Prayer Breakfast! There is lim up your ticket no later than 29 April. Please call the ISLAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL EVENTS


12 MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD Anela Corder 1 By U.S. Army Installation Management The U.S. Army observes the Month of the Military Child to recognize and honor the commitment, contributions and sac nation through the strength they provide the Soldiers and Families. This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the Department of Defense designat ing April as Month of the Military Child. The Army recognizes Month of the Military Child as an opportunity to honor and respect the unique challenges the military children face and overcome. Fol lowing are photos of some of the children of current and former service members on U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. Ayele Corder Cherish Corder Jaya Corder Urijah Corder Wesley Stevens 6 7 8 Felix Prim Peter Burton Philip Prim 9 2 3 4 5 1-5) The Corder Siblings. Anela (5), Ayele (15), Cherish (13), Jaya (10) and Urijah (2) are the children of Floyd and Melody Corder. Floyd served in the U.S. Army for 12 years, lives on Kwaj and is a member of the U.S. Army Inactive Ready Reserves (IRR). 7) Wesley Stevens, age 5, is enrolled in kindergarten on Kwajalein. His father, Capt. Brian Stevens is the USAG-KA director of emergency services, with nine years of ser vice in the U.S. Army. Thomas retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years of service. On Kwajalein Thomas grade and is known as Shark Tank Felix and Scubapro Ambassador. He enjoys diving, soccer, and other sports. 9) Peter Burton, age 5, is a pre-K Kwaj kid and the son of Daniel Burton. Daniel retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years of service. CHILDRESS