USAG-KA Public Affairs Office
The U.S. Army Garrison - Kwajalein Atoll Public Affairs Office can be reached at 805-355-4848. The Public Affairs Officer is Mike Brantley. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PAO handles all public affairs matters for USAG-KA, to include social media posts, the Roller channel, AFN programming and broadcasting, The Kwajalein Hourglass weekly digital newspaper, and the Commander's Hotline (call 805-355-1098).
The Kwajalein Hourglass
The Kwajalein Hourglass newspaper serves our small, isolated communities in several ways. The paper supports the Command, serving as a vital part of the Command Information Program, and operates as a two-way communication link between the Commander and the community.
The only source of local news and human interest feature stories, the Hourglass is the “hometown paper” for the largely civilian population on the installation. The paper covers news on Kwajalein, Roi-Namur, Ebeye, Enniburr and Eniwetak, and it plays an important part in maintaining good American-Marshallese relations.
In addition to news, the paper supplies information the community needs: weather updates, range operations, official notices and special hours of operation for local facilities, weekly TV and movie listings, tide tables, schedules of adult and youth sports events, notices of club meetings, religious and school activities and classified ads.
You can view the Kwajalein Hourglass by visiting the U.S. Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/USArmyKwajaleinAtoll.
Local Radio and Television
American Forces Network Kwajalein, broadcasting from Kwajalein 24 hours a day, is part of the American Forces Network Radio and Television Service. AFN Kwajalein operates several television channels and three FM radio stations. Television and radio are provided to Roi-Namur by fiber optic cable.
Top-rated U.S. television shows are obtained by AFRTS from the four major broadcast networks and several cable networks, providing a mix of popular programming.
AFN Kwajalein broadcasts local information on two stations. The “roller” channel is a community bulletin board posting important notices, upcoming events, mission announcements, etc. The weather channel has live weather radar and daily forecasts.
TV reception requires a coaxial cable in unaccompanied housing to tap into the shared roof antennas on Kwajalein or the cable system on Roi-Namur. A UHF/VHF antenna is required in accompanied housing. These connection materials may be purchased on-island through AAFES retail locations.