Cover story, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: “In death, Marine returns to island where he survived battle”

Link to cached, digital version: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:qANNVmICzJQJ:archive.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/in-death-marine-returns-to-island-where-he-survived-battle-b99437393z1-291225981.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us Feb. 9, 2015, Roi-Namur, Marshall Islands — Under a cluster of coconut palms on a tiny coral island more than 6,400 miles from Milwaukee, Lynne Rivera and Paula Smith honored their father’s final wish. Frank Pokrop had been a sniper in the 4th Marine Division during World War II. Trudging…

Magazine Feature: “Bicycles in Paradise”

Link to online version: http://bicycletimesmag.com/feature-bikes-in-paradise/ On a tiny flyspeck of land, in the middle of the massive Western Pacific, isn’t where you would expect to find a rich and thriving bicycle culture. The U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll, located on the remnants of an ancient volcano in the western archipelago of the Marshall Islands, is home to…

Global Strike Command Launches Threat Cloud at Reagan Test Site

Feb. 11, 2017 Kwajalein Hourglass The Air Force Global Strike Command lobbed up a cluster of mock warheads aboard a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile Thursday night. Completing its 4,200-mile journey from the mid-California coast in roughly 30 minutes, the ICBM’s payload bowled into the atmosphere east of Kwajalein Atoll shortly after 8 p.m., deploying…

Keeping the Radars Humming

Feb. 4, 2017 Kwajalein Hourglass When a foreign nation launches a satellite into orbit, the Department of Defense puts eyes on it quickly, turning to the historic nest of radars at the Kiernan Re-entry Measurement System Site on Roi-Namur. In such a scenario, ALTAIR—a heavy hitter in U.S. space surveillance missions—pivots and tilts in a…

Marshall Islands Mourn Passing of Leroij Seagull Kabua

Feb. 4, 2017 Kwajalein Hourglass Leroij Seagull Kabua passed away Jan. 24, leaving tens of thousands of Marshallese in mourning. Younger sister to Iroijlaplap Imata Kabua, the paramount chief of the Ralik Chain of the Marshalls, she was one of the highest-ranking traditional leaders in the western Marshalls. Scores of traditional chiefs, Kabua family members,…