Roi-Namur is the northern-most island in the atoll.
A twin-prop plane makes a couple of daily trips
between Kwajalein and Roi and if seats are available,
you can fly for free. Many people from "Kwaj"
head up there for a day or two of relaxation; not
only for the secluded beaches but also for the 10+
channels of cable TV (compared to the 5 offered
A close-up view of the island. The brownish-orange
area around the runway is the rainfall catchment
basin, used to collect fresh water, that is then
purified into drinking water. Kwajalein Island utilizes
a similar system.
One of the many Japanese battlements from World
War II found on the island.
Roi-Namur is also the location of missile tracking
equipment, including the ALTAIR
(ARPA (Advanced Research Project Agency) Long-Range
Tracking and Instrumentation Radar).