Sequoia Guardsman Benjamin Bellucci helps sort through
donated items he and his crew delivered to Enniburr May 2. For
more, see page 4.
Saturday, May 9, 2009 Photo by Sheila Bigelow
Stamp price changes coming into effect
Effective May 11, stamp prices will be as follows:
First-class mail stamp $.44 Extra services (cont’d)
Postcard stamp $.28 Signature Confirmation $2.35
Large envelopes-starting at $.88 Insurance - starting at $1.75
Additional ounces $.17 (coverage up to $5,000 available)
Return receipt $2.30
Money Orders All Forever stamps
Up to $500 $1.10 can still be used, even
$500.01 to 1,000 $1.50 after the price change
goes into effect.
Priority mail $.70
All others $.80
PROUDLY SERVING The Hourglass would like to retract Marty
The Hourglass welcomes families living Bazar’s name from the previous issue of
on Kwajalein and Roi with children serv- the Hourglass, as he is not and has no
intention to be a member of the AAFES
ing in the military to submit their name, council.
station and proper military photo for rec-
ognition. A tribute will appear each week
depending on the amount of entries. Please
email information to hourglass@smdck
Ad submissions for the
Hourglass must be sent
to the hourglass via e- To the parents who let their children run
mail or paper submission around, clomp in high heels and slam doors
by Wednesday at noon in while children were performing in the piano
order to make it into that recital on April 30. Your inconsideration is
Saturday’s paper. All ads an incredible disrespect to the hard-working
submitted after that may students and teachers that prepared for the
or may not be put into recital, not to mention that your children
that week’s paper at the unfortunately drowned out the performers
discretion of the editor.
on the video recordings.
The Kwajalein Hourglass
The Kwajalein Hourglass is named for the ofﬁcial views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Gov- Printed circulation:1,200
insignia of the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division, ernment, Department of Defense, Department of E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
which liberated the island from the forces of the Army or USAKA. It is published Saturdays in Commanding Ofﬁcer......Col. Frederick Clarke
Imperial Japan on Feb. 4, 1944. accordance with Army Regulation 360-1 and us- Public Affairs Ofﬁcer ..........Vanessa K. Peeden
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editorial staff. Media Manager...............................Dan Adler
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The Kwajalein Hourglass 2 Saturday, May 9, 2009
KRS holds Celebrate Safety Day on Roi
Article and photos by Sheila Bigelow
Kwajalein Range Services held a Celebrate
Safety Day on Roi-Namur May 2 to recognize
each department on Roi that contributed to
the total ten million hours of zero lost time
accidents. This marks a signiﬁcant achieve-
ment for KRS and they made sure to not only
recognize each department for their number
of hours contributed towards the total ten
million hours, but also recognized each de-
partment that could boast zero recordable
accidents over a period of months. Sixty-four
percent of the departments had zero record-
able accidents in the 72 months since KRS
took over the contract. Special certiﬁcates
were given to those 16 departments.
The celebration took place near the pool,
with booths and tables lining the grassy ﬁeld.
Lunch was a delicious assortment of fresh
ﬁsh, chicken, hot dogs and salads. Music was
supplied by the very talented Marshallese per- Melissa Oliver, RN, takes the blood pressure of a Roi KRS worker at
formers in the Anrohasa band. KRS supplied Celebrate Safety Day May 2. She informed them if it was too high and
workers with cards to be stamped at each gave them pointers on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
booth that would qualify them to enter a rafﬂe
for AAFES gift cards. cluding safety shoes, hard hats and knee pads.
Participating departments included Roi Ops metal Bryan Bussey, UXO technician, manned the EOD
and carpenter shop, showing safety standards for booth, providing pictures of the “usual suspects” of
hot work and scaffold safety. AC&R discussed Freon UXO normally discovered. EOD uses bomb blankets,
recovery and the plumbing shop showcased conﬁned a hook and line kit, EOD-8 bomb suit, Mini Andros II
space entry safety. The electrical shop talked about Robot, water barricades and Royal Arms disruptor to
lock out/tag out. The tool room displayed a bulletin safely disarm UXO.
board of personnel protection equipment you are re- Marion Rufﬁng and Melissa Oliver, RN, staffed the
quired to wear while using materials in their shop in- medical services booth. Oliver provided blood pressure
readings for KRS workers.
Robby Amador, Supervisor of Antenna
Maintenance, was eager to inform workers
about aerial lift safety and fall protection.
He also stressed the importance of using
goggles while maintaining the radars. In
accordance with radio frequency safety,
KRS workers were reminded that they are
required to complete RF safety training
once per year which can be completed at
Charlie Shank and Cherize Ereovegi
represented the Roi Fire Department with
their ﬁre extinguisher safety exhibit. They
explained to the group about each class
of ﬁre and which extinguishers should be
used for each. Employees were shown how
to use the extinguishers to put out ﬁres in a
The rafﬂe winners were announced and
congratulated at the end of the day after the
certiﬁcates of recognition were presented to
each department. It was a fun-ﬁlled, infor-
mative day for all. KRS is extremely proud
Robby Amador, Supervisor of Antenna Maintenance, shows off the of the mindful and careful work its employ-
safety equipment used while maintaining the radars at Celebrate Safety ees carry out on a daily basis to mark this
Day on Roi, May 2. milestone.
Saturday, May 9, 2009 3 The Kwajalein Hourglass
Buoys the crew members of the Sequoia pulled out of the harbor to service and clean as part of their aids to navigation
mission while here in Kwajalein.
Guard Cutter Sequoia visits Kwajalein
Article and photos by Sheila Bigelow bers, with the ability to stay out at sea autonomously
Associate Editor for three to four weeks without having to come back to
shore to replenish supplies.
The United States Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia and The Sequoia performs ﬁve missions: aids to naviga-
ﬁfty crew members have just ﬁnished a three-week tion, search and rescue, maritime law enforcement,
long post here in Kwajalein to perform aids to naviga- maritime homeland security and marine environmen-
tion by way of buoy work. The Sequoia is 225-feet long tal response. It is one of the only boats that carries a
and weighs over 2,000 tons. It is considered the “cadil- Spilled Oil Recovery System, the latest in spill cleanup
lac of Coast Guard ships” by many of its crew mem- technology. This system deploys a series of ﬂoating
booms to contain the oil on the surface of the
water; once contained, the oily water is pumped
to a barge. Then, the oil is disposed of in ac-
cordance with established hazardous materials
While here, the Sequoia’s aid to navigation
mission was to perform maintenance and re-
pair of buoys in and around the harbor. The
team on average is able to service four to ﬁve
buoys per day. The amount of buoys they ser-
viced while here would usually take three weeks
to ﬁnish; however, the Sequoia crew ﬁnished in
just two weeks. They pulled the buoys up and
out of the water with their crane nicknamed the
“Winch-a-soraus”, which can lift up to 40,000
pounds. While the buoy was out of the water,
they cleaned and inspected it. They serviced the
lights and batteries as well. The Sequoia crew
also includes a team of ﬁve divers, led by dive
operations Guardsman Alexander Buchler,
with the ability to service chains and perform
Sequoia crew member Kate McDowall hands out candy to the underwater maintenance while the buoy is still
children on Enniburr May 2. in the water.
The Kwajalein Hourglass 4 Saturday, May 9, 2009
While here, the crew welcomed a group of high school participating Coast Guardmen were Roland Asante,
students and Cub Scouts to tour their boat, educating Benjamin Bellucci, Alexander Buchler, Kate McDowall
them not only on their mission here in Kwajalein, but and Emily Montes. The items were collected by Ayuda,
also some interesting facts about their boat and the a non-proﬁt organization based in Guam. Ayuda col-
lects donated goods and passes
them along to the Sequoia to dis-
perse among Micronesian islands.
A Kwajalein Police Department
boat escorted the crew members
out to Enniburr where they off-
loaded the items at the pier and
carried them into the center of
the island. They were greeted by
numerous curious children and
residents. Donated items includ-
ed clothes, toys, candy, books,
textbooks, school supplies and
medical supplies. The whole island
crowded around the heap of new
items, everyone working together
to hand out clothes and other
goods. Meanwhile, the crew of the
Sequoia mingled with the children.
Sequoia crew member Benjamin Bellucci plays basketball with children on Bellucci read books to the kids and
Enniburr after donating new toys to them May 2. showed them pictures of different
animals. Asante picked up small
Coast Guard. Guardsman Scott Ramsey described how children and helped to ﬁnd them toys or outﬁts in
dangerous and treacherous work in the Coast Guard their size. McDowall and Montes continued to hand
can be. It’s tough to work on the buoy deck while the out candy and toys, taking pictures and playing with
boat rocks back and forth in the waves. You have to the Marshallese children. Buchler and Bellucci even
try to steady yourself and the buoy on the deck while took some kids to play basketball with the brand new
you scrape and clean off the clams and coral built up ball they had brought them. All ﬁve members were
on it. “It’s an unsafe job, but we’ve mastered it to do it touched by how meaningful the items were to the chil-
safely,” said Ramsey. He describes the manual labor dren and adults on the island. They all commented
as “grunt work”, but says it’s also fun to play with the that it made them feel more grateful for all that they
heavy machinery. had after spending the afternoon there. It was a glori-
Up on the bridge, Buchler and Guardsman Steve ous day for both the residents of Enniburr and the
Brickey showed the students all the
navigation tools the Sequoia uses.
It is equipped with a dynamic po-
sitioning system that allows the
ship to ﬂoat in one place without
moving with just a push of a but-
ton. This system is essential during
buoy work. The crew also outlined
some of the different jobs on the
Sequoia. With such a small crew
operating such a large ship, many
crew members are appointed with
a vast number of jobs. Guardsman
Benjamin Bellucci is considered
the ship foreman and takes on
the responsibilities of medic, wa-
ter management, pest control and
even navigation. No job is viewed
as more important than another to
this crew. “It’s a symbiotic relation-
ship. You can’t do one without the Sequoia crew member Roland Asante hands out donated items to eager children
other,” said Ramsey. on Enniburr.
While in Kwajalein, the crew of
the Sequoia used their down time not only for recre- crew of the Sequoia.
ational activities, such as competing in the RustMan After spending three weeks in Kwajalein, the Sequoia
triathlon, but also for humanitarian assistance. Dur- left on May 3. They will be out at sea for maritime law
ing their last day off before heading out to sea for three enforcement during that time, and then will be back
weeks, ﬁve members of the crew volunteered their time here in Kwajalein for another few days to continue
to take a boatload of donated items to Enniburr. The aids to navigation.
Saturday, May 9, 2009 5 The Kwajalein Hourglass
Community Activities sponsors Shape-Up program
By Jennifer Yezek and Kim Yarnes indicated strong interest in weight Running for six weeks, May 20 to
management support as well as nu- July 1, the Summer Shape-up pro-
Living well is a choice. Research trition education, articles and recipe gram will include weekly water aero-
continues to demonstrate the posi- handouts encouraging healthier bics, group cardio/interval training,
tive effect of eating well and exer- eating habits. Responses also in- group circuit training, nutritional
cising in the prevention of chronic dicated strong interest in walking and weight management counseling,
diseases such as high blood weekly weigh-ins and more.
pressure, diabetes and back Participants can elect to
pain. participate in any number of
One-hundred fifty-six resi- classes free of charge. These
dents responded to the recent special classes will only be
Wellness Assessment conduct- open to program participants
ed by Community Activities this so the instructors can tailor
past month. According to the them to the needs of the in-
results, at least 134 Kwajalein dividuals.
residents are interested in de- While the program might
veloping healthier habits. Forty have a “Biggest Loser” theme,
percent of survey participants the actual objective is to pro-
responded that they currently mote wellness and develop
maintain a balanced diet and healthier habits within the
33 percent currently exercise at community. The cost to par-
least 30 minutes a day, a few ticipate is just $15, which
times a week. This group is al- includes all classes, counsel-
ready experiencing the beneﬁts ing, weigh-ins and prizes.
of living well. and swimming clubs, as well as Even if you will be gone for part for
For the 23 percent of respondents group cardio and strength training the Summer Shape-up program, you
not making healthy eating choices, classes. The Summer Shape-Up are welcome to join and participate
and the 29 percent of respondents program is tailored to meet the re- while on-island. To enroll, come
struggling to exercise consistently, quest of assessment respondents. to Community Activities in build-
the newly formed Wellness Commit- The Summer Shape-Up program ing 805 by May 16 or contact Kim
tee is ready to help. will serve as a trial for the longer, Scruton-Yarnes. Challenge yourself
Wellness Assessment responses larger program to launch this fall. to live well now.
AAFES “CRUZ FOR VICTORY”
Mike Saltzman was not even aware
that Burger King and AAFES were
having a sweepstakes when his wife
brought home a soda and cookie for
their son from Burger King one day
last month. He joked with his wife
as he pulled oﬀ the sticker from the
soda, “I’ll try to win you some free
fries or something.” But he won a
whole lot more than that - try a 2009
Saltzman still didn’t believe that he
had won the car. He thought that he
might just be entered into a drawing
for it. But it turns out he was indeed
an instant winner. He and his family
are shortly going on leave to upstate
NY and have decided to take the
$25,000 over the car. Congratula-
Katrina Walker, Burger King Manager, presents a $25,000 check to Mike
Saltzman with Maj. Christopher Mills, far left, and Sgt. Maj. Patrick Kutac.
The Kwajalein Hourglass 6 Saturday, May 9, 2009
PACOM funds three humanitarian
assistance projects on Enniburr
By Sheila Bigelow
The US Paciﬁc Command has
been working to provide resi-
dents of Enniburr with several
humanitarian assistance projects.
The projects began in September
2008 and were completed in April
2009. Enniburr is the population
center for much of the Roi-Namur
USAKA workforce, and the need for
infrastructure support was appar-
ent. The project was proposed by
the Host Nations ofﬁce to PACOM.
They supplied the funds to KRS,
who then purchased the supplies
and provided them to Enniburr.
Local Marshallese did the actual Photos by Dan Adler
construction labor of all the proj- The new trash incinerator on Enniburr, part of the humanitarian assistance
ects. projects funded by PACOM.
Enniburr currently receives po-
table water by barge from Roi, as their damaged water The second project PACOM provided to Enniburr
catchment cannot supply clean water for the island. was the installation of solar panels to supply energy
PACOM has contributed by building a new water to their dispensary. The solar panels are used only for
storage/distribution structure. The building does not the purposes of emergency lighting and to keep a re-
require electricity and is expected to last at least ten frigerator running to keep medications at proper stor-
years with minimal maintenance. There are further age temperature. The dispensary is very small, with
plans during Paciﬁc Partnership 2009 to further en- one room for treatment, one for patient recovery and a
hance their water catchment capability by renovating residential quarters for the attending physician. The
an old Japanese WWII cistern building, repairing some dispensary handles emergency cases and is open only
of the cement foundation and replacing some of the during speciﬁc days and hours.
rooﬁng and wood siding. By tying this into the current The last PACOM project was the construction of a
PACOM project, it is expected to greatly reduce, if not burn pit off the northeast end of the island. Currently,
eliminate Enniburr’s water dependency in the future. trash is heaped into a huge pile in a hole in the ground
and burned in the open. In order to try and keep
burning trash out of the ocean water, attempts
were made to berm trash behind the burn hole
to try to keep the wind from blowing the burn-
ing trash into the water. PACOM has supplied
funding to construct an incinerator in which
to burn trash. The incinerator consists of a
large, concrete structure with metal racks on
the inside approximately a foot off the ground.
This structure was designed to not only help
keep trash from blowing freely, polluting the
Enniburr community and surrounding ocean,
but its location is ideal to help it catch pre-
vailing winds to help the ﬁre burn at a higher
temperature and therefore, cleaner. The metal
racks also assist airﬂow underneath the trash.
This project should ultimately make the island
cleaner, the surrounding ocean water safer and
cleaner, and also help to burn trash faster and
To date, PACOM has provided about $168,000
of assistance to Enniburr for all its humanitar-
Solar panels that supply energy to Enniburr’s dispensary. They are ian assistance projects, to include the school
part of the recently finished PACOM projects on Enniburr. renovation in 2006.
Saturday, May 9, 2009 7 The Kwajalein Hourglass
Human skeletal remains, WWII artifacts found
Article and Photo by Leslie Mead
KRS Archeologist are Japanese.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands Historic Preser-
San Juan Construction and Verizon’s work on the vation Ofﬁce has sent two representatives to examine
ﬁber optic cable was brought to a brief halt April 30, the site. They will be working with Anthony Hoover
when excavations for the installation of a manhole of USAKA Environmental and the archaeologists to
uncovered traces of World War II on Kwajalein. Mark determine what the future will be for the material al-
Hubbs, a TDY archaeologist on island from SMDC, ready excavated and for the site.
and Leslie Mead, KRS’ archaeologist, examined the
site and identiﬁed several human skeletal fragments.
There was an immediate mobilization of resources
from all over the island to record and protect the ﬁnd
as rapidly as possible. After some consultation, it was
determined that a rescue excavation was needed to
document and recover the portions of the site which
were immediately threatened.
To stage this effort, San Juan Construction, Veri-
zon, KRS (Water Plant, Communications, Community
Activities, Kwaj Ops, and the Environmental Safety &
Health Ofﬁce), and USAKA Public Works and Environ-
mental Ofﬁces all contributed manpower and equip-
ment to stabilize the project area and make it safe and
accessible for the archaeologists to work. A number
of volunteers from the Kwajalein Community assisted
with the actual archaeological excavation which con-
tinued through much of the weekend.
The excavation recovered over 100 human skeletal
elements from several different individuals and over
150 artifacts. The artifacts include coins, buttons,
nails, and numerous bottle fragments. The archaeolo-
gists have tentatively identiﬁed the site as a “battle-
ﬁeld burial”, where multiple individuals were infor-
mally placed in a depression in the ground, which was
hastily covered with earth. The skeletal remains have
not yet been completely analyzed, but the archaeolo- Anne Robinson, Environmental Engineer, helps excavate
gists say that everything found so far indicates they human remains found behind building 735 last week.
Eight service members die in War on Terror
The following Marines died April 30 while support- The Department of Defense announced today the
ing combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq: Sgt. death of two Soldiers, and one Soldier as Duty Status
James R. McIlvaine, 26, of Olney, Md. and Staff Sgt. Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN). The action oc-
Mark A. Wojciechowski, 25, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Sgt. curred May 1 near the village of Nishagam, in Konar
McIlvaine was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Province, Afghanistan, where all three were supporting
Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expedition- Operation Enduring Freedom. Killed were: Sgt. James
ary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. and Staff Sgt. D. Pirtle, 21, of Colorado Springs, Colo. He was as-
Wojciechowski was assigned to 7th Engineer Support signed to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade
Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expe- Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas
ditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. and Spec. Ryan C. King, 22, of Dallas, Ga. He was
Petty Ofﬁcer 2nd Class Tyler J. Trahan, 22, of assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade
East Freetown, Mass., died on April 30 while conduct- Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
ing combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq. Trahan was These soldiers died of wounds suffered when insurgents
assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit Twelve attacked their unit using direct ﬁre.
in Norfolk, Va., and was deployed with an East Coast The Department of Defense announced today the
based Navy SEAL team. death of two Soldiers who were supporting Operation
Sgt. Christopher D. Loza, 24, of Abilene, Texas, died Iraqi Freedom. They died from wounds sustained after
Apr. 10, 2009, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, they were shot by enemy forces in Mosul, Iraq on May
Washington, D.C., of a non-combat related illness after 2. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Cav-
becoming ill 17 March in Radwaniyah, Iraq. He was as- alry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry
signed to the 1st Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment, Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Killed were: Spc. Jeremiah
56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry P. McCleery, 24, of Portola, Calif.; and Spc. Jake R.
Division, Waco, Texas. Velloza, 22, of Inverness, Calif.
The Kwajalein Hourglass 8 Saturday, May 9, 2009
Nearly 100 girls gather for scouting weekend
By Cheryl Robinson-Stewart running. In fact, Heath had three Education Building for more ac-
Media Specialist volunteers by the time Kendrick tivities, surprises, and food. Later
met with her: Sarah Enyeart, Mere that evening, many attended the
On April 25, close to two dozen Tamanisau and Lucinda Peter. George Seitz Elementary School
Girl Scouts from Majuro arrived at It was then that the seed for this PTO’s talent show that showcased
the Kwajalein Airport for the Eb- exchange was planted. “It would the talents of students and teach-
eye-Kwajalein-Majuro Exchange. A be great to get the groups together ers alike. After the talent show, one
fun-ﬁlled weekend was planned by so that we could share and grow,” of the main highlights of the eve-
Lora Kendrick and the Girl Scouts Kendrick told Heath. Though they ning was attending the Rich movie
Overseas-Kwajalein Committee. recognized how expensive this theatre to see Na Noniep. The movie
According to Kendrick, the initial would be, that did not deter them. was ﬁlmed in Majuro and a few of
idea for the exchange came about With Heath’s reassurance that the the visitors were either in the mov-
several years ago when she viewed girls could fundraise enough to ie, such as teacher Sarah Enyeart,
photos of Marshallese Girl Scouts. purchase tickets they pressed on. or related to someone in it.
She asked some of her friends Once Kendrick helped Heath After the girls attended church
about scouting programs in the get the Majuro Troop registered, services on Sunday morning and
Marshall Islands. “I started inquir- she called upon friends to get the ate lunch, they headed for Coral
ing as to what happened, why I no Ebeye Troop going. Roy Vance Sands for the overnight camping
longer saw Girl Scouts in these is- had already been volunteering her trip. Plenty of activities were lined
lands,” Kendrick said. The answer time at the Queen of Peace School up for them: arts and crafts, a rope
was simple, “There were no leaders there and since there was an inter- obstacle course, archery, s’mores,
to pass the tradition on.” Ironi- est from the leaders there to start campﬁre songs and poetry writing.
cally, Kendrick was able to attend an afterschool program, she and They used their souvenir t-shirts
training at the Edith Macy Confer- Jessica Calep led the way. From to get autographs, phone num-
ence Center in New York this past this effort 24 girls came over from bers and addresses. When asked
summer with the help of USA Girl Ebeye for the retreat. Kendrick, what they thought of this weekend
Scouts Overseas-Kwajalein. As a recognizing that leadership was and what they liked the most, Girl
result, she met two key leaders the key to getting the troops to- Scouts Ashley Kramer and Beverly
with an interest in revitalizing the gether, has seven volunteer leaders Johnson said, “This weekend on
scouting program in the Marshall on Kwajalein to help with the 40 Kwaj was fun. I enjoyed camping,
Islands, Sandy Thomas and Judy scouts on Kwaj. The Kwajalein Girl making s’mores, and thought it was
Seigler. They suggested that the Scout volunteers are: Kim Morris, exciting and beautiful.” Angela Ken-
program be one that would be Cassia Griswold, Barbara Junker, drick thought it was a way to make
unique and true to the culture of Shauna Fleming, Joni Ottman, Ju- friends and Scout Leader Lucinda
the Marshall Islands. With this lie Lundberg, and Lynn Elkin. Peter said that she enjoyed Junk-
incredible backing and the request The weekend began once the girl er’s meals. Described as an amaz-
from a young teacher on Majuro scouts were fed and settled. Tours ing weekend by teacher and leader
(Rachelle Heath) to help start a were provided and sponsors picked Sarah Enyeart, it was also one she
troop there, Kendrick was off and up their girls from the Religious hopes will be remembered forever.
School-sponsored trip to Bigej
USAKA, KRS and Kwajalein School ofﬁcials have agreed on which
transportation assets will be used for the school trip to Bigej May 16.
One LCM and the SAR boat will be used to transport children, chaper-
ones and equipment. In April, USAKA Command informed the school
there was a strong probability the Great Bridge would not be available
for this year’s school trip. The school appealed the decision and was
informed on May 5th the Great Bridge was not available for a variety
of reasons. The ﬁrst and foremost reason is a concern for safety. The
last inspection by the Tank and Automotive Command listed the Great
Bridge as non-mission capable due to safety-related problems with the
ship’s ﬁre suppression system; thus, the command is operating the ves-
sel on only an “as necessary” basis while trying to ﬁx the safety problem.
The command does not want to risk the lives of 160 plus community
members to use this vessel. The command offered the school alterna-
tives and in discussion with several departments, a safe alternative to
the use of the Great Bridge was found.
Saturday, May 9, 2009 9 The Kwajalein Hourglass
HELP WANTED launch vehicle integration, launch activities, martini glasses, new, $12 and Little Tykes piano, $20.
and other launch site processes. Details at http: Call 53003.
KRS and CMSI Job Listings for On-Island Positions //spacex.com/careers.php or contact Roger, 54775 or
will be available at the Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and RogerC@SpaceX.com. SONY 42-INCH rear projection TV with stand, $400.
Ebeye Dock Security Check Point bulletin boards, Call 54168.
the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Ofﬁce, WANTED
the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Ofﬁce bulletin board Mickey Mouse tricycle $15, Mickey Mouse ride-on
and at Human Resources in Building 700. Job HELP WITH APPLE MacBook and PC, will pay for Airplane $25, 2 Jogging Strollers $20 ea, baby bike
Listings for Contract Positions will be available assistance; refrigerator/freezer, any size and a tricycle. seat $10. Call 5-5176
at www.krsjv.com , on the bulletin board by the Call Keith, 53612.
Continental Travel Ofﬁce and on the Roi-Namur/ 38-FOOT OCEAN cruising sailboat, “Down East
Post Ofﬁce bulletin board. Full job descriptions A COLOR GUARD coach. Call 51561. Trader,” PCSing and must sell, half-ownership share,
and requirements for Contract openings are fully equipped for overnight and weekend trips,
located online at www.krsjv.com. BROKEN IPOD to use for parts, iPod classic is $12,000 or best offer. Call 52312.
preferred. Call mike, 55987.
NEED EXTRA MONEY? KRS employment TWO HUGE PATIO umbrellas/canopies, brand new,
applications are continually accepted for Casual TWO-FOUR CUP RICE cooker, prefer removable pot. $450.00 each. Call 52640.
Positions in the Community Services Departments, Call Val, 54441 or 15750 after 6 p.m.
Medical Department and the HR Temp Pool. Some of INFANT/TODDLER car seat, $45; light beechwood
HOUSESITTING SITUATION for visiting 16-year- old toddler bed, $20; gas grill, $75; microwave, $50;
the Casual positions are: Recreation Aides, Medical
son visits for summer vacation, about June 8 - July 29, small Little Tikes slide and cube, $10; small oscillating
Ofﬁce, Media Services Specialist, Substitute Teacher,
dates are ﬂexible. Mom is a neat freak and son is very house fan, $10; weeble wobble play castle, $10; six-
and HR Temp Pool Ofﬁce Support. Questions? Call
responsible and well-behaved, can pet-sit as well. Call foot Christmas tree, $10; children’s bed rail, $5; 40-
(h) 4534 or (w) 5059. piece dish set, $20; size nine ballet and tap shoes,
SpaceX FOUND $5 each; towels and children’s clothes, $1 per piece.
OFFICE MANAGER, full-time, would handle logistics
SUNGLASSES on Runway Rd. Call 55317 with
and account management of daily operations and CANOPY/AWNING with rope lighting, 12x12, excellent
description to claim.
some support to launch planning as well as special condition, $300 or best offer; gazebo, screen type,
projects like design, planning, and logistics of CAMERA, April 29 at the Café Pacific. To claim, Call new from Target in 2008, $250 or best offer; fence,
upgrades to site and launch operations. Details at http: 50010. excellent quality materials, needs some repair, two
//spacex.com/careers.php or contact Roger, 54775 or years old, approximately 65 feet of 5-foottall fencing
RogerC@SpaceX.com. RUSTMAN ARTICLES: rash guard, bike glove, towel, with two gates, make an offer and Rubbermaid outdoor
shoes, gel packs and more. Call Bob or Jane, 51815. storage cabinets: tall, $50 and low, $30. Call 52211.
LAUNCH SITE TECHNICIAN, full-time, would work on
Kwajalein and Omelek with ground support equipment, PATIO SALES DISHWASHER, $175; bike burley, $50 and microwave,
$50. Call 54816.
MAY 16, from 2:30 – 6 p.m., at Quarters 483-B.
Religious Services Toddler boy’s clothing and toys, Game Cube system,
women’s clothing, little girls clothing sizes four, ﬁve and
10-FOOT BOAT cover, almost new, fits an Avon Rover
3.15, blue and gray vinyl with straps, $60 or best offer
Catholic six, household items, TV, and children’s art easel. and a boat mooring, 5,000-pound submerged concrete
Saturday Mass, 5:30 p.m., in the small chapel. weight block with heavy duty stud-link chain, available
FOR SALE June 1, $800. Call Dale, 52502.
Sunday Mass, 9:15 a.m., in the main chapel.
20-INCH SYLVANIA TV, silver, $100; Radio Flyer
Mass on Roi is only on the first Sunday of the month at wagon, all terrain wheels, $75; little girl’s pink scooter,
23-FOOT SEASWIRL boat, single engine, new trailer
12:15 p.m., in Roi Chapel. $7; child’s 3-in-1 art easel, new, never opened, $30;
and boat house, price reduced, $15,000; two large
Rubbermaid storage sheds, $150 each; plants, $15-
Call 51596 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. if interested. $35 each; four fancy ceiling fans, $350 each; Lazboy
Protestant TOASTER OVEN, $15; ironing board with iron, $10; dual recliner couch, $750; matching cushion covers for
Sunday drying rack, $4 and grill utensils, $8. Call 52843. Kwaj love seat, valences included; white micro-suede
Lazboy electric recliner, $500; EcoQuest mold killing
8 and 10:45 a.m., on Kwaj and Roi-Namur service at 4 p.m. air puriﬁer, $450; Sony 42-inch HD LCD ﬂat screen
JVC AUDIO/VIDEO 7.1 surround sound receiver,
with HDMI input, Dolby Digital/DTS, like new, paid TV and cabinet, $1250 and Yamaha surround sound
Baptist $375, asking $100 and two aluminum mountain bikes, stereo, $500. View at Quarters 217-B or call Sharon,
9:40 a.m., Sunday, in elementary school music room. frames in excellent condition, can be used for parts, 54131.
$50. Call 51265
225 HP OUTBOARD motor, Mercury EFI 2-stroke,
Latter-day Saints 170-PIECE CRAFTSMAN socket and wrench set, wiring harness, gauges, full service manual, SS prop,
most pieces are unused, includes three ratchets, 1/ good condition, lots of power, $2500 or best offer. Call
10 a.m., Sunday, in 4”,3/8” and 1/2” drive, 6 pt and 12 pt sockets including Tyler, 52010.
Corlett Recreation Center, Room 3. deep-well, combination wrenches, allen wrenches, all
in standard and metric, $100. Call 52597. FIVE-POUND BOX of screws, $25; wicker magazine
stand, $10; set of four shelves with brackets, $50;
Jewish services DORA THE Explorer talking house and living room, queen matress and box spring, $250; book shelf with
Last Friday of the month in the Religious Education bedroom, bathroom, greenhouse, pool and tree house three shelves, $60 and a Rubbermaid bike trailer bed,
Building. Times will vary. Contact the Chaplain’s office, accessory sets, $85; Little Tykes Tender Hearts $100. Call 53627 for more info.
vanity, $40; black microsuede seven-piece duvet set,
53505, for more information. king size, new, $75; Joe Blow tire pump, $20; Williams KING TEMPUR-PEDIC mattress, box springs, bed
Sonoma cookbook “Cocktail Parties,” new, $15; six frame, $800 or best offer; 31-inch JVC TV, $250 or
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday May 16
Carved top sirloin Breaded pork cutlets Herb baked chicken Chicken corn sauté Meatloaf with gravy Three meat pizza Louisiana cajun gumbo
Seafood/cheese bar Chicken/peapod stir-fry Sesame tofu Fish and chips Breaded chicken strips Chef’s choice entrée Beef/cheese turnovers
Roast cornish game hen Eggs benedict Beef tips in Burgundy Garlic toast Vegetarian stir-fry Oven roasted potatoes Ahi with herbs
Grill: Brunch station open Grill: Brunch station open Grill: Grilled reuben Grill: Spaghetti Grill: Grilled cheese Grill: Kwaj fried chicken Grill: Teriyaki burger
Tonight Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Korean beef ribs Swedish meatballs Mini taco bar Braised Swiss steak Carved top round of beef Breaded pork chops Stir-fry to order
Thai shrimp pasta Garlic seared ono Oxtail stew Baked Tuscan chicken Lemon herb roast chicken Beans in broth Korean beef steak
General Tso’s chicken Parslied noodles Creole beans Rice/barley casserole Broccoli Normandy Boiled potatoes Chicken sukiyaki
The Kwajalein Hourglass 10 Saturday, May 9, 2009
best offer; portable dishwasher, $150; 10-piece patio
set, $150 and two recliners. Call 55609 or e-mail Café Paciﬁc invites you to attend the
21-FOOT BOAT, fiberglass high performance hull,
Mother’s Day Brunch
225 HP Johnson and 8 HP backup kicker, boathouse May 10, 2009
on lot 800 and trailer, $7,300 and 27-foot boat, Café Paciﬁc chefs will be preparing top sirloin of
ﬁberglass crownline, mercruiser 5.7 liter bravo II and
15 HP backup kicker, boathouse on lot 309 and trailer, beef, Virginia smoked ham, roast cornish game hens,
$20,000. Call 59662. spinich artichoke dip, scallops alfredo, strawberry
BLUE LAZYBOY chair, good condition, $30. Call crêpes, cashew encrusted Mahi Mahi, tortellini with
Asiago cream sauce, and orange sesame chicken as
COMMUNITY NOTICES well as cheese, fruit, and seafood bars.
COME RELAX at the Java Café from 7-10 p.m., Unaccompanied personnel are welcome from
May 10, at the REB. There will be music, desserts,
conversation and fun. All are welcome. For information, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and families are welcome from
call Bert Jones, 59363. 12:30-2:30 p.m. The cost is $22.95 for adults and
WELCOME BACK the crew of the Worthy at a potluck $11.95 for children under the age of 12.
at 6 p.m., May 10, at the Emon Beach A-frame. Bring a
TOWN HALL MEETINGS
dish to share. For more information, call 51561.
THERE WILL BE a Teen Town hall meeting from 10:
40-11:30, May 21, in the high school multi-purpose
room with Col. Clarke and SGM Kutac.
MAY OPEN RECREATION Event: kids’ concoctions
Col. Frederick S. Clarke, USAKA
night, 5:30-7 p.m., May 20. Register from May 12-
May 16. To ﬁnd out how to register for CYSS and sign
Commander, will hold town hall
your children up for an event, call Micah at the Central meetings as follows:
Registration ofﬁce, 52158.
PASSPORT PHOTOS will be taken from 3-4 p.m., May • 1:15 p.m., May 29, at Roi Tradewinds
15, in Building 730, the new USAKA building behind
the Post Ofﬁce, in the Command Conference Room. Theater
Please use the 8th Street entrance, across from the
Skate Park. The cost is $10 per set. Applications are
located at the Legal Ofﬁce in Building 730. Questions?
• 1 p.m., May 30, at Island Memorial
Call Nelda Reynolds at 53417. Chapel (Marshallese employees)
THERE IS A PUBLIC SCHOOL Advisory Council
meeting at 7 p.m., May 20, in the Coconut Room at
the elementary school. This is the last meeting of the
• 6:30 p.m., May 30, at Island Memorial
school year and everyone is invited to attend. If you Chapel (Kwajalein community)
have any questions, contact Lora, 52011. Col. Frederick S. Clarke
HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW, Band and Choir Concert, USAKA Commander
Thursday, May 21, in the Davye Davis Multi-Purpose
Room on the high school campus. Art Exhibit opens at
6:00, with music starting at 7:00.
THE CYSS SPORTS program presents the Pitch, Hit,
Mother’s Day Brunch at Café Roi
and Run baseball event. Two grade divisions (2-3 and
4-6) are eligible to participate in the co-ed baseball/
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 10
softball skill contests based on speed, distance and
accuracy. Fourth-sixth grade boys will play at 5 p.m.,
May 21, at Brandon Field. Fourth-sixth grade girls will
Menu will include Waldorf and Cae-
play at 4:30 p.m., May 23, at Ragan Field. Second-third sar salads, chilled seafoods, steak
grade Coed group will play at 5:30 p.m., May 23, at
Ragan Field. Registration is free. Call Jason, 53796 and mushroom skewers, carved
for more info. baron of beef, sautéed shrimp and
THERE IS A Mobile Kitchen Italian dinner at Emon
Beach May 23. Menu will include: fettuccini alfredo,
scallops, salmon medallions ber-
shrimp appetizer, mozzarella and sundried tomato naise, eggplant Napoleons and a
basil salad, sliced focaccia bread, braised asparagus,
herb roasted red bliss potatoes, garlic crusted prime pastry table for dessert.
rib, and Sinatra Ricotta New York cheesecake for
dessert. Seating is limited. Cost is $37.50 for meal
card holders and $42.50 for non-meal card holders.
For payment, see Marie Pimenta at the Retail Services
Ofﬁce, building 805 next to the Bowling Center, or call
CMP PARKING AREAS: Operators who park their
vehicles in the CMP parking areas are asked to park Kwajalein Community
53933. in the designated area for their type of vehicle only.
Stake truck parking is only in the south row of the
Band in Concert
THE VET’S HALL is hosting a “Red, White, and Blue
Party,” 7 p.m., May 24. Wear your most patriotic attire. CMP parking lot or the overﬂow parking area. Only
7 p.m., May 14
electric vehicles are allowed on the north row of the
RETAIL FOOD Services is conducting a survey for the CMP parking lot facing Building 844. All non-USAKA
Sunrise Bakery, Ocean View Club, Country Club and assets are asked to park in the designated overﬂow
Catering. Surveys are available at the facilities and
should be turned in by June 1. Your feedback is valued.
parking area at the north side of furniture warehouse.
If the main CMP parking lot is full, vehicles must be the Davye Dav
Questions? Contact Cory Moyer, 53445. parked in the overﬂow parking area. No public parking
is allowed in the lot on the east side of Automotive
Drive. Any violators in non-compliance are subject to
SPENDING YOUR SUMMER on Kwajalein? CYSS
is excited to announce that Camp Adventure will be
coming to Kwajalein to provide summer camp to the
an illegal parking citation.
Room in the hi
youth in grades K-6. Camp will begin on June 16 GET INVOLVED in your community by helping to keep
and run through August 22. More information about
Camp Adventure will be out shortly. If you would like
Kwajalein and Roi-Namur beautiful and litter free.
The Adopt-An-Area Program has zones around the
school. All ar
island and at the Public Gardens that need your TLC.
welcome to attend.
to receive camp information when it comes, send an
e-mail to YS@smdck.smdc.army.mil, and you will be If interested, call KRS Community Activities, 53331 or
added to the distribution list. e-mail email@example.com.
Saturday, May 9, 2009 11 The Kwajalein Hourglass
DATE EVENT TIME LOCATION
May 10 Mother’s Day Brunch 11-2:30p.m. Cafe Paciﬁc
Mother’s Day Brunch 10:30-1:30 p.m. Cafe Roi
Java Cafe 7-10 p.m. REB
Potluck dinner for Worthy crew 8 p.m. Emon beach A-frame
May 14 Kwaj Community Band concert 7 p.m. Davye Davis Multi-Purpose Room
May 15 Passport Photos 3-4 p.m. Building 730
May 20 CYSS Open Red: Kids’ Concoctions 5:30-7 p.m. Kwaj Kids Room
School Advisory Council Meeting 7 p.m. Coconut Room
May 21 Art Show, Band & Choir concert 6 p.m. Davye Davis Multi-Purpose Room
Teen Town Hall meeting 10:40-11:30 a.m. Davye Davis Multi-Purpose Room
May 23 “Hit, Pitch, Run” baseball event 4:30 p.m. Ragan ﬁeld
Mobile Kitchen Italian Dinner 6:45 p.m. Emon beach
May 24 Red, White and Blue party 7 p.m. Vet’s Hall
May 29 Roi Town Hall meeting 1:15 p.m. Roi Tradewinds theatre
May 30 Marshallese Town Hall meeting 1 p.m. Island Memorial Chapel
Kwaj Town Hall meeting 6:30 p.m. Island Memorial Chapel
Memorial Day beach party
and glow-in-the-dark night
Monday, May 25, 4 -10 p.m. at Coral Sands.
Come enjoy cowboy tales around the campfire with
Mike Herrington, music by the Insane Gecko Posse, a
custom hat coloring project and a glow-in-the-dark
volleyball tournament. Register your four person team
at Community Activities or by e-mailing Kim Scruton
Yarnes by May 23. Also, a duck and dash for the kids,
the inflatables and a delicious KRS Retail Services
dinner. The bus will run from 3:30-10:30 p.m., picking
up in front of the ARC, CRC and Surfway.
Sunrise/set Moonrise/set High Tide Low Tide
Weather courtesy Sunday 6:31 a.m./7:00 p.m. 8:46 p.m./7:44 a.m. 4:35 a.m., 4.6’ 10:58 a.m., -0.4’
of RTS Weather 4:53 p.m., 3.5’ 10:43 p.m., -0.3’
Monday 6:30 a.m./7:01 p.m. 9:38 p.m./8:35 a.m. 5:04 a.m., 4.5’ 11:29 a.m., -0.4’
Sunday: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 12-17 knots. 5:23 p.m., 3.3’ 11:12 p.m., -0.1’
Monday: Partly cloudy, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 13-18 knots. Tuesday 6:30 a.m./7:01 p.m. 10:27 p.m./9:27 a.m. 5:34 a.m., 4.3’ 12:01 a.m., -0.2’
Tuesday: Partly sunny, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE at 13-18 knots. 5:54 p.m., 3.1’ 11:42 p.m., 0.1’
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 12-17 knots. Wednesday 6:30 a.m./7:01 p.m. 11:13 p.m./10:18 a.m. 6:06 a.m., 4.1’ 12:35 p.m., 0.1’
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, 30 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 12-17 knots.
6:27 p.m., 2.9’
Friday: Partly cloudy, 20 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 10-15 knots.
Thursday 6:30 a.m./7:01 p.m. 11:57 p.m./11:07 a.m. 6:39 a.m., 3.8’ 12:13 a.m., 0.3’
May 16: Mostly sunny, 10 percent showers. Winds: ENE-E at 10-15 knots.
7:04 p.m., 2.6’ 1:12 p.m., 0.3’
Annual total: 11.85 inches Friday 6:30 a.m./7:01 p.m. /11:55 p.m. 7:18 a.m., 3.5’ 12:47 a.m., 0.6’
Annual deviation: -10.12 inches 7:50 p.m., 2.4’ 1:56 p.m., 0.6’
May 16 6:30 a.m./7:01 p.m. 12:38 a.m./12:41 p.m. 8:06 a.m., 3.2’ 1:30 a.m., 0.9’
Call 54700 for updated forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com.
8:56 p.m., 2.3’ 2:54 p.m., 0.8’
The Kwajalein Hourglass 12 Saturday, May 9, 2009