Kwajalein

About missile base at Kwaj.

About missile base at Kwaj.

Journal 8/15/1975 P9 About the missile base at Kwajalein By Mary A. Browning “As your plane comes in to land, the radar towers, giant domes, tracking dish antennae and other structures dotting the chain of tiny islands rise up like a missile-age Stonehenge in the mid-Pacific,” writes Walter Pincus. “Visiting Kwajalein,” is the title of […]

The 70-year struggle for Kwajalein

The 70-year struggle for Kwajalein

GIFF JOHNSON A recently published book concerning Kwajalein and the Marshall Islands is a welcome addition to the sparse library of books about this region. The focus of the book — on Kwajalein’s central role in US strategic interests and planning in the Pacific since World War II  — breaks new ground in the narrative […]

Don’t give $ to local councils

Don’t give $ to local councils

Journal 2/28/1975 P9 Boat reefed A Korean fishing boat reefed near Majuro airport earlier this month and apparently will be a permanent fixture. While rumors abound on the reason for the accident, the most persistent one seems to be that the captain mis-took the airport lights for the pass entrance. There were over 20 tons […]

Ebeye owners make history

Ebeye owners make history

Kwajalein Atoll landowners gave a big thumbs up to development of Ebeye and other islands with the recent signing of a master lease for Ebeye-to-Gugeegue land. The master lease signed January 9 on Ebeye replaces a 30-year master lease that had expired last September 30. The previous lease had provided the Kwajalein Atoll Development Authority […]

A Range Rat’s view of Majuro

A Range Rat’s view of Majuro

Journal 10/22/1976 P1 Kusaie celebrations start January 4 The celebrations for the new district of Kusaie will be held from January 4 through 8, according to Jacob Nena, chairman of the Kusaie Transition Committee. A bill creating Kusaie as a separate district passed the Fifth Congress of Micronesia in 1974, and was signed into public […]

Ebeye housing to get overhaul

Ebeye housing to get overhaul

An over $20 million plan to reinvent housing for displaced Kwajalein “Mid-Corridor” islanders is the latest step in an overhaul of Ebeye Island infrastructure. Mid-Corridor islanders were evacuated in 1965 by the US Army so missile tests could be targeted on Kwajalein’s “Mid-Corridor” lagoon area. Although Mid-Corridor residents have modified many of these one-story block […]

Food delivered to dry islands

Food delivered to dry islands

Distribution of drought emergency supplemental food to the outer islands starts this week, with the MV Kwajalein being loaded at Uliga Dock for a Thursday departure to 10 atolls and two single islands. A total of 4,747 people living on remote islands will receive supplemental food supplies paid for by the US Agency for International […]

Toxic fish focus of JCM talks

Toxic fish focus of JCM talks

GIFF JOHNSON Chemical contamination of fish at Kwajalein Atoll “is a public health concern of epic proportion that we cannot take lightly,” Kwajalein Senator David Paul said in advance of this week’s annual RMI-US military consultation in Majuro. Paul and other RMI officials called for action on the contamination issue at the Joint Committee Meeting […]