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Thumbs Up!USAKA To Kwajalein Exchange management. There is a greatselection of beverages inthe Shoppette and sporting goods in the Pxtra.CommanderAnnouncesTown Halls To KRS and USAKA for reducing the athletic fees back down to 100 for soccer season. RMI Workers on Kwajalein:10 a.m., Sept. 13, Island Memorial Chapel Kwajalein Residents:6:30 p.m., Sept. 13, high school MP room RMI Workers on Roi-Namur:1 p.m., Sept. 14, Outrigger Roi-Namur Residents:4:30 p.m., Sept. 14, OutriggerAn article from the public affairsoffice explaining details aboutthe fiscal year 2012 budget andhow it will affect the communityis planned for publication prior tothe town halls. If you have specificconcerns, please e-mail the publicaffairs officer at [email protected]: Marshallese citizens will no longer be allowed to livein the BQs on Roi-Namur, and the ferry schedule on Roi will bechanged to accommodate swing shifts and other schedules.This rumor came out of left field. After speaking with several people,including USAKA’s marine engineer, the KRS program manager onRoi and the KRS Marine Department manager, the consensus isthere’s no plan to do this, or anything like it. Ennibur residents whosework schedules interfere with the ferry schedule are provided BQrooms on Roi, and there is no plan to stop this practice.THE KWAJALEIN HOURGLASSThe Kwajalein Hourglass is named for theinsignia of the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division,which liberated the island from the forces ofImperial Japan on Feb. 4, 1944.The Kwajalein Hourglass is an authorizedpublication for military personnel, federal employees, contractor workers and their familiesassigned to U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. Contents of the Hourglass are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Govern-The Kwajalein Hourglassment, Department of Defense, Department of theArmy or USAKA. It is published Saturdays in accordance with Army Regulation 360-1 and usinga network printer by Kwajalein Range Serviceseditorial staff.P.O. Box 23; CMR #701, APO, AP 96555Phone: Defense Switching Network 254-3539;Local phone: 52114Printed circulation: 1,200E-mail: [email protected] Officer.Col. Joseph GainesSergeant Major.Sgt. Maj. Hohn WolfPublic Affairs Officer.Ruth QuigleyManaging Editor.Sheila GideonAssociate Editor.Catherine LaytonSaturday, Sept. 3, 2011

Lt. Col. Dean Wiley brings experience,education as Reagan Test Site directorBy Sheila GideonManaging EditorReagan Test Site’s new director snuck on island thissummer while most residents were on vacation. Since Lt.Col. John Eggert, former RTS director, left for his next assignment inMay, the usual change of responsibility ceremony did not take place.If you haven’t already, now is yourchance to meet and learn a littleabout our new RTS director, Lt.Col. Dean Wiley.Wiley arrived at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll July 20. He is accompanied by his wife Tina and15-year-old son Austin, who beganhis sophomore year at KwajaleinJr./Sr. High School last week. Hisdaughter Alexa, a senior at Central Michigan University, came outto visit during the summer and ishoping to visit during Christmas.He also has a 24-year-old step-son,Andrew, who lives in Kansas. Likemost who move to Kwajalein, Wileyand his family eagerly browsed theinternet and talked to friends aboutwhere and what Kwajalein was. Hewas told he was handed the bestassignment in the U.S. Army. Nowthat he’s out here, Wiley said he“knows that to be absolutely true.”Wiley is expected to be on Kwajalein for one year and will thentransition to Huntsville, Ala., forhis remaining year. He spoke highly of his new team at RTS. “I feelthat the team of personnel I’ve inherited here at Regan Test Site are extremely professional [and] veryhard working; I could not be happier with the team that I have here. Ihave not had a chance to meet a lotof the folks in Huntsville yet, butthrough internet, telecoms, they’redoing just as good of a job backthere. They’ll do anything to get themission done.”The transition to Huntsville is Wiley’s main challenge as RTS director. “Our number one goal duringmy tenure out here is going to bethe transition of the range distributed operations,” he said. Wileyalso expects to balance the missionand personnel between Kwajaleinand Huntsville.Looking toward the future of RTS,Wiley expects the number and paceof missions to remain the same, regardless of the transition to Huntsville. “What you will see is the rangetaking the control of the missionsfrom Huntsville rather than Kwajalein,” he said. “That’s the range distributed operations portion.”USASKA/RTS is a unique mission, but growing up as an Acquisition Corps officer, Wiley has plentyof experience and education underhis belt to help him successfullylead here. He worked as the operational test officer at Fort Sill, Okla.,The Right-Hand ManMaster Sgt. James Albrecht is the noncommissioned officer in charge at RTS.He coordinates staff actions, handlesall the requirements for training and theday-to-day operations for Wiley. Albrechtgrew up in Nebraska and has been in themilitary for 18 years. He most recentlycame from Fort Bliss, Texas, where hewas part of a training support battalionfor air defense artillery. Albrecht arrivedAug. 12 with his wife Marcise. Albrechtdescribes Kwajalein as humid and small,but likes no traffic or commute to work.He enjoys the “small town persona” ofthe island. So far, he has enjoyed playingBaggo at Emon Beach and deep sea fishing. He plans to try his hand at Bingo andcheck out the community theaters.The Kwajalein HourglassPhoto bySheila Gideon3Lt. Col. Dean Wiley is the new director forReagan Test Site.and has conducted tests at YumaProving Ground, Electronic ProvingGround, White Sands Missile Rangeand Aberdeen Proving Ground. “Ithink I bring that experience andeducation as an Acquisition Corpsofficer to the job. I understand running a test range having been toall those test ranges. I think thoseexperiences help me out here.”Wiley is certainly prepared to runRTS for the next two years and isnow working on getting preparedto enjoy life on Kwajalein. He andAustin already completed theiropen water qualification at EmonBeach last weekend. “We’re looking forward to our next dive,” hesaid. Wiley has taken advantageof Holmberg Fairways, he and hiswife don’t miss Bingo on Thursdaynights and really enjoy the outdoor movies at the Rich Theater onSaturday nights. “We’re trying totake it all in,” he said of Kwajalein.“We’re just trying to do a little bit ofeverything and see what Kwajaleinhas to offer.”As RTS director, Wiley’s door isalways open. “I look forward to getting around to meet everyone,” hesaid. “I want to thank everyone forthe warm welcome that we have received. . We feel like part of thefamily already.”Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011

Manit is the word used to describe the cultural values andcustoms of the Marshall Islands. Each week, this section willfeature interesting tidbits about the Marshall Islands, alongwith usable Marshallese phrases. We hope the facts enhanceunderstanding of the Marshall Islands and its rich culture andthe Marshallese phrases can be used in exchanges with our hostnation partners.This week, a reference for pronouncing words in Marshalleseis featured. As with many languages, Marshallese has some exceptions, but the guide should prove useful in most situations,and could be useful for future editions of Manit Minute.“Jerbal-in-Jimjera” is the motto that guides the Directorateof Host Nation Activities here. The phrase means “working infriendship” and is a fitting beginning for Manit Minute.aāeioōuūbtjlmnñkrwFP bl AffairsAffd HostHNA- FromUSAKA PublicandNationActivities offices. Suggestions for Manit Minute topics may be sentto [email protected] or [email protected] between father and AmericaFluctuates between fat and halleluiah, often a combination of sand and send. Mouth open,sound formed in the back of the mouthSimilar to late; in final position it is often similar to quickly. Mouth open, sound formed in theback of the mouth.Similar to be; between two consonants, similar to tin.Similar to go, in final position can combine lone and lunar.Similar to motherSimilar to ruleLike the oo in book with the lips spread rather than roundedSimilar to bottle, varies between the English b and p, never aspirated at the end – keep yourmouth closed instead of releasing the air at the endVaries between the English t and d; tongue touches the upper teeth instead of the hardpalate, never aspiratedGenerally a soft j sound, nearer to ch and approaching s sometimes; like an unreleased t whenin the final letterSimilar to ball, tongue touches front teethSimilar to someone or moonSimilar to onion, tongue touches just above front teethLike singer, very nasal soundVaries between the English k and g, never with aspiration, sound made nearer the back of thethroatA trilled r – tongue tip trilledSimilar to wayThe Kwajalein Hourglass4Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011

Honolulu hosts annual U.S., Marshallese meetingBy William P. WhiteUSAKA Host Nations SpecialistThe Joint Committee Meeting between government representatives of the United States andthe Republic of the Marshall Islands took placeAug. 26 at Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Honolulu.Representatives from the Marshall Islands includedMinister of Foreign Affairs John Silk; Chief SecretaryCasten Nemra; assistant secretary for American affairsKeyoka Kabua; and RMI consul general Noda Lojkar,from Hawaii.Representing the United States were Martha Campbell, U.S. Ambassador to the Marshall Islands; Col.Joseph Gaines, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll commander and U.S. defense representative; Maj. ChristopherMills, director of USAKA Host Nation Activities; andvarious U.S. government representatives from thePentagon, U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Missile DefenseCommand, USAKA and the U.S. Coast Guard.Highlights from the discussions included: USAKAfiscal year 2012 budget cuts; Marshallese employmentfigures at USAKA in fiscal year 2012; RMI humanitarian assistance projects led by the U.S.; RMI andU.S. Coast Guard professional exchanges and training; Joint Task Force–Homeland Defense exercises inthe Marshall Islands; Marshallese citizens in the U.S.Armed Forces; Pacific Partnership humanitarian visitsto RMI; U.S. Military Academy Capacity DevelopmentProject; and Construction Civic Action Detail teamprojects in the RMI.New issues raised by the RMI included a request forexact number of Marshallese citizens serving in theU.S. Armed Forces, and the possibilities for using theU.S. Army at West Point Development Project for longPhoto by Maj. Christopher MillsSgt. Maj. Hohn Wolf, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll’s senior enlistedadvisor, discusses the USS Arizona memorial with Marshall IslandsForeign Minister John Silk Aug. 26 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.term sustainment projects in the RMI – particularly onEbeye. The U.S. side raised the issue of conducting ajoint RMI/U.S. audit of the RMI debt to ensure a clearunderstanding by both sides of all charges owed.The JCM is required by the Compact of Free Association and is held annually between the U.S. and Marshall Islands to discuss issues of common interest inan effort to better understand and improve the relationship between the two nations.Following the conclusion of the meeting, all participants traveled to the USS Arizona Memorial at PearlHarbor for a U.S. Navy tour of the memorial with abuffet and social hour following on the pier. Both theRMI and U.S. representatives commented on the success of the meeting and are looking forward to enhancing the long-term partnership between both nationsand fostering a more meaningful and fruitful alliance.Security awareness relevant year roundBy Ruth M. QuigleyUSAKA/RTS Public Affairs OfficerHis mug shot has been circulatingon the AFN Roller slideshow for abouta month. He’s not a wanted fugitive,but quite the opposite. Capt. LonnieGentry is the person to call if a residentor worker on Kwajalein or Roi-Namursees or hears of suspicious activity.U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll’s antiterrorism officer spent the month ofAugust working on ways to increasesecurity awareness here, but wantsto remind residents that being alertto suspicious activities and reportingthem is a year-round event.“If you see something that doesn’tlook right, let us know,” Gentry said.“The guys and gals in security, intelligence and operations have the knowledge to figure out if whatever you sawcould pose a threat.”He also pointed out that previous reThe Kwajalein Hourglassports from concerned employees haveenabled him to take measures that increase USAKA’s awareness of possibleissues. Sometimes something thatseems like it wouldn’t be importantactually is, he added.A recent incident in Killeen, Texas,home to Fort Hood, serves as an example of quick reporting of suspicious activity. Killeen Police and theFBI arrested a Soldier who was absentwithout leave after a gun store clerkreported the Soldier was displayingsuspicious activity. After his arrest,the Soldier admitted to planning anattack near Fort Hood, and had thematerials to do it – a stockpile of ammunition, weapons and bomb-makingmaterials.The iWatch is the Army’s anti-terrorism and personal protection programand was developed out of the familiarNeighborhood Watch programs. However, the core message of iWatch is the5same. If you see something, say something, or call the appropriate authority.Even though Gentry’s photo will becoming down off the Roller, he remindsthe community that iWatch and antiterrorism efforts continue here.To report suspicious activity, call59559 for the installation anti-terrorism officer, or 54417/54471 for USAKA operations. Call 54445 for the Kwajalein Police Department front desk, or56445 for the Roi-Namur detachment.What’s suspicious? People without a need to know asking questionsabout sensitive information, such asbuilding blueprints, security plans orimportant travel schedules.Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011

Photos by Kim YarnesGraphic design by Catherine LaytonTHE NECKKERCHIEFFROM1967,LEFT, ANDTHE PATCHUSED TODAY,BELOW.Photos courtesy of Bill RemickABOVE, OLD CAMP HAMILTON IN1967, AND RIGHT, PRESENT DAY.Photo courtesyof Corey WileyOld Camp Hamilton was located oceanside near Holmberg Fairways and was the island Scout encampment. Scouting has been an activeprogram on Kwajalein since probably the first two boys arrived on-island, because the oldest Hourglass archives refers not only to meetings but to a “Boy Scout Building” as early as January 1961. Currently, Kwajalein Scouting includes Cub Scout Pack 135; Boy ScoutTroop 314 and a Girl Scout Troop 4. There is a Scouting Troop on Ebeye as well, and thanks to some donations from the Kwajaleinprograms, the first summer camp was held on Bigej in over 10 years. Last year, there were more than 80 Scouts participating in the Kwajprogram, and all participate in activities from clean-up days to the highly anticipated Pinewood Derby. This Labor Day, registration forthe Scouting program will be from 1 to 5 p.m. at Emon Beach.The Kwajalein Hourglass6Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011

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KSC nitrox equipment arrives on-islandArticle and photo by Lisa ShierKwajalein Scuba Club Chief Dive SupervisorKwajalein Scuba Club is poised to step into a newera. A membrane system for the production of enriched air nitrox was delivered to KSC Aug. 25. Nitroximproves diving safety while allowing divers to spendmore time exploring reefs and wrecks on their dives.Nitrox is a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen gas, justlike air, however nitrox contains a higher percentageof oxygen than air. KSC will produce a mixture of 28percent oxygen and 72 percent nitrogen. Nitrox is notused for extremely deep dives and the recreational diving limit at USAKA remains 130 feet. Nitrox will beavailable to enriched air certified KSC and Roi-NamurDolphins members within a few weeks. KSC membersare working to install the membrane system and prepare the scuba tanks for nitrox.KSC has been working on obtaining the enriched airnitrox membrane system for more than 18 months.Funds for the system came from the KSC and theQuality of Life fund. The membrane system eliminatesthe need for pure oxygen to make nitrox. The systemis safer and more consistent than older methods fornitrox production.Charles Cable, foreground, and Tim Walker examine KwajaleinScuba Club’s new nitrox membrane system.CW3 William Duff moved to Kwajalein fromFt. Campbell, Ky. He will oversee all aspectsof the food service program on Kwajaleinand assist the directorate of logistics to accomplish the Army’s mission on Kwajalein.Duff heard of Kwajalein from previous foodservice warrants. He looks forward to doinga great job for the Army, environment andgetting a break from all the deployments.His goal is to improve the food service hereand ensure island residents get the qualityneeded to make this one of the best placesin the Army.Photo by Catherine LaytonThe Kwajalein Hourglass8Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011

Submit your own photo! E-mail it to [email protected] Col. Joseph GainesBy Col. Joseph GainesBy Sheila GideonBy Kim YarnesBy David LaytonBy David LaytonBy Kim YarnesThe Kwajalein HourglassBy Tony Chavana9Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011

KRS and CMSI job listings for on-island positionswill be available at the Kwajalein, Roi-Namurand Ebeye Dock Security Check Point bulletinboards, the bulletin board by the ContinentalTravel Office, the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Office bulletin board and at Human Resources inBuilding 700. Job listings for contract positionswill be available at , on the bulletin board by the Continental Travel Office and on the Roi-Namur Terminal/Post Office bulletin board. Full job descriptions and requirements for contract openings arelocated online at employment applications are continuallyaccepted for casual positions in the communityservices departments, medical department andthe HR temp pool. Some of the casual positionsare recreation aides, medical office, substituteteacher and HR temp pool office support. Questions? Call 54916.PATIO SALESUNDAY, 7 a.m.-noon, quarters 473-A. Largeprojection TV, plants, women’s and kids’ clothingand kitchen stuff.LOSTPRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES on PoinsettiaRoad the morning of Aug. 27. I really need theseand would appreciate their return. Call 55253during the day, or 52244 after work if found.EXPRESS SHORTS at Emon Beach bath house.Call Jeff at 51952.Religious ServicesCatholic5:30 p.m., Saturday, Island Memorial Chapel9:15 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel4:45 p.m., Tuesday through Friday,Island Memorial ChapelProtestant8 and 11 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial ChapelRoi-Namur service at 7 p.m., FridayBaptist9:40 a.m., Sunday, Elementary SchoolMusic RoomLatter-day Saints10 a.m., Sunday, CRC Room 3JewishSecond Friday of the month in the REB.Times will vary.Contact the chaplian’s office at 53505 formore information.FOUND 50. Participants must be at least 4 years old.For Questions, contact Mark at 52848.HELLO KITTY WALLET, small, pink, between thePXtra and the Shopette. Call 51596.WANTEDANNUAL MONGOLIAN BBQ starts at 5 p.m. andhas seating available every half hour until 7 p.m.,Sunday, at the Vet’s Hall. Tickets are 35 foradults, 15 for children and available at the Vet’sHall and from Post #44 members. All proceedsdonated to Veterans charities. Enjoy live musicby Kanikapila. For more information or questions,contact Lisa Marks or Mike Woundy.TWIN-SIZE loft bed. Call 52276.PIANO AND/OR TRUMPET teacher for privatelessons. Call Heather at 51646.FOR SALEWYLIE 34, 1979, red, built for racing and fastpassage making, one-year-old sails, electronics,auto-helm, water system, wiring, running rigging,backstay adjuster, Beta 14 engine (200 hours),Mar