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Yokwe, folks! Thanks so much for dropping by Kwaj Net. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Bob Raymond and it is my honor to be your host here. I was inspired to start the first-ever Kwajalein website back in 1994, almost a year to the day of departing my stay on “Kwaj”. It was my intent to create a place where people could come to find information about Kwaj, look up lost friends, reminisce with old ones, enjoy viewing Kwaj photos & videos and perhaps discover a dream job that awaits them on-island.

I hope that you are finding what you are seeking. If your are just here to enjoy the memories and entertainment, hopefully you’re getting your fill. If you do not find what you’re seeking, please shoot me a message using the Contact page. I’ll do my best to implement your recommendations. Meanwhile, do know that this site is under constant improvement, so please visit often to discover updates.  If you want to get informed of website updates without having to remember to re-visit, I encourage you to sign up for the newsletter.

What’s Next?

This site is a completely new site, not just a re-vamp of the 1994 model. For now, I’m just launching with the Home, About Kwajalein, About Kwaj Net, Contact pages and a simple Gallery which will grow tremendously, but initially contains cover photos from the Kwaj Net Facebook Page. So, here’s what’s in store for the very near future:

  • Blog: Posts will be similar to my Facebook posts, but richer information, context and commentary.  Comments welcome!
  • FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions, appropriately categorized to help incoming residents.
  • Store: I’ll be selling custom designed Kwaj-related goodies, like t-shirts, coffee mugs, koozies, etc. (sneak peek coming soon)
  • Forums: Various topics will be available, moderated and family-friendly. Free membership sign-up will be required.

Bob’s Kwaj Story

I spent two wonderful years on Kwajalein, doing IT automation and finance work in the small, yet very busy post office. Although I am no longer on-island, I miss it dearly. I wouldn’t give up my two years on Kwaj for anything. The friendships, the people, the work and the environment all make me long for returning. My only regret is that I didn’t learn to scuba dive (health issues), but I did at least do some unforgettable snorkling with great friends.

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