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Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

Welcome home!

Photo by Tech Sgt Paul Flipse
Melissa Cole greets her husband, Staff Sgt. Kyle Cole, an Air
Force Reserve member with the 920th Rescue Wing here, after
returning from a deployment to Afghanistan Tuesday. Sergeant
Cole was part of a group of roughly 50 helicopter pilots, crew
and maintenance specialists from the wing who deployed in
August on the second leg of a 14-month Joint Expeditionary
Tasking mission to support the U.S. Army medical evacuation
operation in Afghanistan.

Pnoto by Uapt catnleen Snow
Reserve Maj. Michael Stuker greets his daughter Madison
and wife Jennifer after returning.

Academy seeks enlisted applicants

(AFNS) -Young, hard-charging Airmen
are sought for entry into the U.S. Air
Force Academy and the Air Force
Academy Preparatory School with the
end goal of earning a commission, but
must apply by Jan. 31.
The Academy sets aside up to 85
slots for active-duty Airmen and up to
85 more slots for Guard and Reserve
members in each cadet class for young,

hard-charging Airmen to join its cadet
Likewise, the Academy's Preparatory
School offers 60 slots for Airmen to join
the one-year prep school. Completing
the prep school earns graduates entry
into the Academy's next class of cadets.
"Our United States Air Force
Academy and its Preparatory School
offer opportunities for our best and
brightest enlisted Airmen who meet the

criteria to enter the commissioned
ranks," said Gen. Norton Schwartz, the
Air Force chief of staff.
The general co-authored a letter with
Chief Master Sgt of the Air Force
Rodney McKinley, which was sent out
to all bases, advising Airmen of these
opportunities via the Leaders
Encouraging Airmen Development
(LEAD) program.
See ACADEMY, page 12


Vol. 51 No. 1

Jan. 9, 2009

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2 Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer VIEWPOINTS

Out with the old; in with a (busier) New Year

By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
45th SW commander
Well, let me begin by wishing all
of you a very Happy New Year. I
hope you were able to take a little
time off, get some much needed
rest, spend time with family and
friends and re-charge your inner
batteries from what was a very busy
And, thanks to all of you, a very
successful 2008.
Every chance I get, and every
where I travel, I continue to make
the point that without the work all
of you do, it would be impossible to
have the kind of record, reputation
and resolve you have established
within Air Force Space Command,
the Air Force, and the Department
of Defense.
That being said, I want you to
know we won't have time to rest on
our laurels. Hardly. 2009 looks even
busier than last year.
To date, the Eastern Range mani
fest is already loaded with 25+ mis
sions with a complex mix of mili

tary, NASA, scientific and commer
cial launches. United Launch
Alliance, which plans to launch a
total of 19 satellite-delivery missions
this year, will launch nine Delta and
five Atlas rockets right here from
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. In
addition, both NASA and SpaceX
each have five proposed rocket
launches here.
As we launch rockets, remember
that war fighters around the world
regardless of the uniform they are
wearing -know the information and
intelligence they are getting is spot
on accurate thanks to your work in
getting satellites into orbit. We have
been -and are now more than ever




Looking back for the future

By Col. Florence Valley
45th Medical Group commander
Is anyone else surprised it's
2009? I can hardly believe 2008 is
over. January has been designated
by General Kehler to be the month
to focus on education and training.
As I reflect back on this last year, I
realized a few educational opportu
nities I instigated and others just
happened. Both had positive out-
Some of what I learned this year
was attached to my goals and was
more formal. For instance, I attend
ed the Transition Assistance
Program. What a great program with
wonderful instructors who alerted
me to my options. I think what I
learned most is there are many
things I need to get smarter on.
That's the great thing about educa
tion; it often leads to a desire to
learn more.
Sometimes learning wasn't so for
mal. Like getting used to an updat
ed version of our common computer

software -yikes, where did they hide
those icons! You're smiling right?
You did a little learning yourself
this last year didn't you? Add learn
ing web changes to our personnel
systems and we've all been learning
quite a bit. I think we all need to
remember these accomplishments
as we tackle new ones. An attitude
of "I can because I have" will go a
long way toward future successes.
And for those of you who had to
learn a new gadget, you have my
respect. It was easy right? Just hit
20 buttons in sequence and presto!

O.K., I exaggerate, but luckily I have
a secret weapon, my 13 year old
who teaches me. But just when I
think she's a genius, I ask for her
help with the laundry and she can't
decide which pile her colored shirt
should be in. Finding partners who
you can share learning back and
forth can be very beneficial.
Learning becomes a balance of
achieving specific goals and yet
being open to those opportunities
which just happen. It's not being
afraid to take the first steps because
we all have a list of past accom
plishments. And it's about partner
ing with those who can really make
a difference. There are many base
agencies that specialize in helping
people with their educational goals
stop by or give them a call. Optimal
health goes a long way to support
your learning objectives too so don't
forget the medical group!
I wish you an enriching 2009
filled with tons of wonderful things
to learn. But beware, 2009 will be
over before you know it.

-essentially vital in the Global War
on Terror.
Never forget that.
And never forget the nearly 100
local Airmen currently deployed in
harm's way. They are serving to
keep us free. We will never forget
their sacrifices and we will continue
to do what we can to help keep the
home fires burning back here for
their left-behind family members.
One Air Force leader recently
made it clear no Airmen will be for
gotten, whether they are serving
here at bases here in the States or
in a remote, forward deployed area.
"They're working hard, they have
a mission and they have a sense of
purpose," said Gen. Norton
Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff.
"And so it's our job, as senior lead
ers, to make sure the mission and
their sense of purpose is properly
directed and that we take care of
and cultivate their spirit. We intend
to do that," he said.
And I intend to do that as well.
Take care of one another. Go

Missileer staff
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
45th Space Wing Commander
Brad Swezey
Chief of Public Affairs
Capt. Amber Millerchip
Deputy Chief of Public Affairs
Chris Calkins
Chief of Current Operations
2nd Lt. Karl Wiest
Chief of Media Operations
Airman 1st Class
David Dobrydney
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Sharks fly with shuttle on return

By Lt. Col. Michael Tillema
Detachment 3 commander
Nine 45th Operations Group personnel led
the Department of Defense charge supporting
NASA and helped bring the Space Shuttle
Endeavour back to Kennedy Space center dur-
ing the recent ferry flight of the Shuttle Carrier
Aircraft (SCA) and the Shuttle.
Detachment 3 is the only unit in the Air
Force that coordinates ferry flight operations at
DoD airfields across the U.S. That support
includes security, transportation, billeting, fuel,
public affairs, and airfield support equipment
for two aircraft and up to 50 personnel. From
Det. 3, Lt. Col. Dave Impiccini led the team with
Lt. Col. Robert Lindsay, Lt. Col. Tom Lombardi,
Maj. Tom Cross and Mr. Mike Skaggs. Mr.
Skaggs provided critical logistics expertise due
to the unusually large cargo on board the C 17
Pathfinder, which is also used to carry the
NASA support personnel and provide advance
weather reporting en route. Additionally, the
w4th weather tinSqun rote.n prided tical The Space Shuttle Endeavour sits piggyback atop it's ferry plane as it passed over
45th Weather Squadron provided critical Base.
weather support for all 24 potential en route
bases. From the 45th WS were Staff Sgt. Dan and waited for an acceptable weather window, States. This system caused 3
Kern, Kathy Winters, Mike McAleenan and the team was able to depart. After a refueling hailstorms and more than 140
Todd McNamara, who provided continuous stopover at Biggs Army Airfield in El Paso, throughout the southeast U.S
support throughout the mission from the Range Texas, the flight continued to Fort Worth Naval mph of wind at KSC the day be
Weather Operations Center at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Texas. After 45th WS personnel Col. Bernie Gruber, 45th O
AFS. forecasted good weather at KSC, the flight commander, stated, "this is the
The route from Edwards AFB to KSC departed for Barksdale AFB, La. Based on those of superb teamwork for a com
required two overnight stops and the subse forecasts, the route of flight kept the SCA and operation; I'm amazed, but not
quent loading and offloading of the equipment. orbiter just behind a very hazardous weather well the entire ferry flight proce
After NASA prepared the orbiter for transport system that was crossing the central United er.

The following individuals r

Photo courtesy of Lt Col Michael Tillema
Lt. Col. Mike Tillema, Lt. Col. Robert Lindsay, Lt. Col. Dave Impiccini with the shuttle after its suc-
cessful landing at Kennedy Space Center.


Photo by Uhrls Ualkins
Patrick Air Force

9 tornadoes, 28
high wind events
., including 45
operations Group
perfect example
plex interagency
surprised, how
ess came togeth

-ecently grad

uated from the NCO Academy at Tyndall
AFB, Fla.:

Distinguished Graduate
Tech. Sgt. Kirsten Guy
12th Airborne Command Control

Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Hackworth
45th Civil Engineer Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Bill Brady
45th Space Wing

Tech. Sgt. Steven Beach
Detachment 2, 45th Operations Group

Tech. Sgt. Robert Stewart II
260th Air Traffic Control Squadron


Tech. Sgt. Alex Christl
12th Airborne Command Control


Just a few minutes of your time could save a life

By Capt. Richard Figueiredo
Air Force Technical
Applications Center
The Space Coast Company
Grade Officer Association with the
help of the Department of Defense
Marrow Donor Program is hosting
a bone marrow donor recruitment
drive Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30
This humanitarian endeavor's
objectives are to help find a bone
marrow donor for a boy named
Jason and to increase the number
of registered bone marrow donors
with the National Marrow Donor
Jason is a military dependent
who was born with Fanconi's
Anemia (FA), which leads to bone
marrow failure, leukemia and other
types of cancer. Jason's most criti
cal hurdle will be the inevitable
bone marrow transplant. Unfortu
nately, no one in his family is a
match, he will have to rely on
someone's donation. This bolster
ous 2-year-old loves playing with
cars, wrestling with his sister and
still manages to keep a cheerful
attitude despite his struggles. By
registering as a donor you can help

Photo courtesy of Capt Richard Figuelredo
This is Jason. Your bone marrow donation may save his life.

Jason and many others like him.
I myself am a bone marrow
recipient. In 2006 I was diagnosed
with advanced Acute Myeloid
Leukemia, enduring several ses
sions of chemotherapy before going
in to remission. Fortunately my
brother was an eligible donor with
a 100 percent match. This life
changing experience reinforced my

commitment to help in the fight
against cancer.
Over 70 life threatening illnesses
including many types of cancer can
be treated with bone marrow trans
plants. A bone marrow transplant
restores the body's immune system
and ability to make healthy blood
products. Volunteering to register
in the Bone Marrow program will

bring Jason a step closer to finding
a donor. It will also support DoD
members and their families by
increasing the availability of donors
and decrease the time required to
complete transplants. Quick
access to large numbers of accu
rately typed donors is the best way
to give military members and their
families an opportunity to fight
cancer and save lives.
To date more than six million
Americans, including more than
400,000 service members, have
registered as marrow donors.
Whether you serve in the military
or not, please take a few minutes
during the drive to register as a
marrow donor. Anyone between the
ages of 18-60 in good general
health who meets the health guide
lines similar to donating blood can
participate. The process is painless
and simple; sign a consent form
(DoD Form 2576) and provide an
oral swab.
The drives will be held at the fol
lowing locations:
* Tuesday: Professional Develop
ment Center, Bldg. 530
* Wednesday: Base Exchange
* Thursday: Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station Bldg. 1645

Raising funds? Do it right to avoid epic problems

By Capt. Jeffrey Hall
45th SW Legal office
Few things in the Air Force seem
to cause as much confusion and
frustration as fundraisers. What
should normally be a very simple
operation can often turn into a
nightmare of epic proportions.
The first step to fundraising is
getting permission. At Patrick AFB,
authority to give permission for
fundraisers has been delegated to
45th Force Support Squadron com
mander. Submit all requests
through the 45th Force Support
Squadron Command Section using
a 45 SW Form 400. Please submit
requests at least 21 days before the
event is to occur. Your request
should include who is requesting
the event, the place and time when
the event is to be held, identify the
items to be sold, and state the loca
tion of the event. Your request must
also include the name and phone

number of the requesting organize
tion's representative and phone
There are certain types of
fundraisers that are unauthorized.
Here is a nonexclusive list of what
you can't do: sell alcohol; conduct
games of chance, lotteries, or other
gambling type activities (raffles are
a possible exception); host a car
wash; do anything that would
duplicate or compete with AAFES;
solicit funds on base; and you can't
participate in fundraisers while in
Fundraisers can only be con
ducted away from the workplace
and off duty. Soliciting or selling in
the duty section is strictly prohibit
ed. Doing so in lobbies, break
rooms, or other common areas is
permissible. Remember that you
fundraise as part of a nonfederal
entity. As such, the U.S.
Government cannot contribute

money, materials, or any other
active support to your organization.
The Joint Ethics Regulation is very
specific as to what constitutes mis
use of government property. Thus,
working on a fundraiser while on
duty, or using a copier at work to
make fliers are misuses of govern
ment resources. Further, fundrais
ers must not detract from the Air
Force Assistance Fund or Com-
bined Federal Campaign if con
ducted during the same time frame.
Raffles appear to be an easy and
relatively profitable way to raise
funds, however, there a few notable
restrictions before you start. First,
raffles cannot violate existing local
law. Second, only officially recog
nized Private Organizations can
conduct raffles on an occasional
and infrequent basis and the raffle
must benefit the entire military
community. Raffles to raise funds
for purely social, recreational, or

entertainment purposes are not
permitted. Sorry, you're going to
have to come up with another way
to underwrite the cost of that week
end trip to the Keys. The final hur
dle is that all requests to hold raf
fles must be reviewed and approved
by the base legal office.
The bottom line is that fundrais
ing is a tricky area. This article only
serves as a 30,000 foot flyby over
the voluminous rules governing
fundraisers in the Air Force. If
you're contemplating a fundraiser,
you'll save yourself and your orga
nization a lot of trouble by starting
early and getting the required per
mission. By going through the cor
rect channels, you can get your
fundraiser approved and insulate
your organization from any prob
lems for not following the rules.
For more information please
contact the legal office at 494

http://wvw. patric k. af. miI

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Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer 5

T 3 WE E K
Tech. Sgt. Amy Tupper
45th Space Communications Squadron

Reason for nomination
"Sergeant Tupper is an indispensable member
of the base Communications Security team. She is
a superlative alternate manager, leading the bian
nual validation of more than 1,500 cryptographic
items, resulting in 100 percent affirmed account
ability. Sergeant Tupper rigorously updated the
software of 60 new data encryption devices ensur
ing a smooth transition to the next generation sys
tem. She is always ready to help those less fortu
nate. She single-handedly organized a squadron
team to participate in the Susan G. Komen 2008
Central Florida Race for the Cure. Her efforts
amassed $515 in donations, contributing to an
overall total of over $600,000 for the battle against
cancer. Sergeant Tupper is a role model not only
professionally but in life as well."
Gary Smith, 45th SCS


How long have you been at this duty sta-
Three years, four months

What is your hometown?
South Portland, Maine.

What's your favorite motto or words you
live/work by?
"Honesty is such a lonely word." Billy Joel

What inspired you to go beyond the call of
"I don't think I need inspiration to do my job
it's just what I do! I have a hard time NOT doing
my job to the best of my ability.

Why do you serve?
"The Air Force has offered me great opportuni-
ties that I don't believe would have happened for
me otherwise. I may get frustrated at times but I
have never regretted my decision to make the Air
Force a career. I'm proud to serve my country.

6 Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer

An important message from Chief McKinley

By Chief Master Sgt. Rodney McKinley
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
Our Air Force's number three priority is
"Develop and care for Airmen and their fami
lies." This isn't a catch-phrase our senior lead
ership developed, it is true -we care about
you. Throughout my career, a core principle of
our Air Force leadership has always remained
true -we take care of Airmen and their fami
lies. At every level of leadership, from first-line
supervisors, to first sergeants, chiefs and com-
manders, to the Secretary of the Air Force, we
are committed to doing what's right for our
Airmen and their loved ones.
I know there are many issues causing us
stress today. We are a nation fighting a war on
two fronts. Many Airmen are in a tough
deployment schedule. Others remaining at
home station may be swamped from picking
up the extra workload of the deployed Airmen.
Our nation is in the midst of the biggest finan
cial crisis seen in a long while. Some Airmen
are being hit hard in their investments or by
fluctuations in the housing market. Many
more may struggle to pay their bills or from
the strain of higher day-to-day living expenses.
I know there are Airmen who battle seem
ingly desperate situations. Sometimes Airmen
or their family members feel legal, relation

Photo by Tech Sgt Michael Boquette
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney
McKinley coins Staff Sgt. Matthew Cramer for
his work as a bulk fuels storage attendant with
the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness
Squadron. Sergeant Cramer briefed the Chief
Master Sergeant of the Air Force and Air Force
Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz Oct. 20, dur-
ing a visit to their location.

ship, financial or medical burdens are insur
mountable and beyond bearing -but they are
not. Recently we have experienced an increase
in the number of suicides within our Air Force

family. These are terrible, tragic losses -not
only for the Air Force, but also for the family
left behind, their friends, peers and wingmen.
This hurts us all deeply; right to the core. We
want you to know; no matter the trouble or
how hopeless the situation may seem, there is
always someone who can help... someone you
can turn to. Every Airman matters, regardless
of where you are stationed, or whether you are
active duty, guard, reserve, or civilian -you
are part of our Air Force family.
So many people care about you -more than
you know; family, friends, co-workers, supervi
sors, first sergeants, chaplains, medical pro
fessionals and senior leaders are ready and
willing to listen and help. Just give them a
chance. If you are feeling overwhelmed by cir
cumstances in your life, share your burdens
with those who care greatly about you. There
is always someone who will be there for you.
Don't ever think you are alone or that no one
will understand. We will understand and we
will help you. It doesn't matter whether you
write, call, or e mail, please reach out. We are
an Air Force family and you mean a lot to all
of us. If you feel you are at the end of your
road, you are not -call me. I care about you
and I will ensure you receive the help you

New terminology recognizes contributions of Airmen

By Staff Sgt.
J.G. Buzanowski
Secretary of the Air Force
Public Affairs
The Air Force is adopting
new terminology to better
reflect participation in
today's joint fight, the Air
Force chief of staff advised
in a letter to the field.
Airmen who were previ
ously categorized as filling
non-standard or "in lieu of'
(ILO) taskings now will be
referred to as filling a joint
expeditionary tasking, or
"When it comes to being
part of the joint fight, the
Air Force is all in," Gen.
Norton Schwartz said. "The
term JET reinforces our
commitment to the joint
fight as an equal member of
thejoint team. The amazing
contributions Airmen make
around the world every day
are not in lieu of anything."

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Epley
Gen. Norton Schwartz

The Air Force change
comes on the heels of a
larger shift within the
entire Department of
Defense. As of Oct. 1, DOD
terminology for "in Lieu of'
taskings was refined and
broken out into three sepa
rate sourcing categories to
more narrowly and accu
rately define the nature of

the tasks military members
"JET reflects on our
unity as America's Armed
Forces. This new term says
the Air Force is not 'riding
the pine' as a 2nd string
player (aka -in lieu of task
ing), but we are star play
ers on a very deep bench,"
said 45th Space Wing

Command Chief Master
Sgt. Larry Malcom.
The DOD categories for
non-standard taskings pre
viously referred to as ILO
are now:
* Joint Force/Capability
Solution: military members
from one service who per
form their core mission in
place of military members
from another service.
* AD-HOC: military mem-
bers from one service com-
bined with military mem-
bers and equipment from
another Service into a sin
gle deployable unit
* ILO: military members
performing mission capa
abilities outside of their nor
mal competencies
An Air Force RED
HORSE team filling an
Army engineering battalion
requirement would be an
example of a joint
force/capability solution
task. An example of an ad

hoc task would be a provin
cial reconstruction team, a
capability which is built
when needed and not con
trained in any Service.
Currently the Air Force
does not have any taskings
which meet the new DOD
definition for ILO.
Regardless, General
Schwartz stressed the term
JET would be used for all
non-standard taskings to
help capture the magnitude
of Airmen's service. While
DOD terminology will still
be used in joint planning,
Airmen will use the term
JET internally to encom-
pass all of these terms to
"emphasize our contribu
tion to the fight with a sin
gle term that reflects our
esprit and mission," the
general said.
"When our nation needs
us, we answer the call," he

Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer 7

Airmen help roll out new engines on Joint STARS

By Jodi Jordan
505th Command and Control
Wing Public Affairs
America's combat edge got
sharper recently, as the Air
Force's first E-8C Joint
STARS aircraft to be
equipped with new engines
was unveiled here last
month. The new Pratt and
Whitney JT8D-219 engines
will make Joint STARS qui-
eter, more reliable and more
effective for the warfighter,
and 505th Command and
Control Wing Airmen sta-
tioned here were, and will
continue to be, an integral
part of the improvement.
The Joint STARS, which
stands for Joint
Surveillance Target Attack
Radar System, is an air-
borne battle management,
command and control,
inltellieriK e, surveillance
and reconnaissance plat-
form. It monitors the bat-
tlespace in near-real time
through several different

radar, communications and
datalink systems, said Maj.
Tracy Carver, E-8C Joint
STARS qualified sensor offi-
cer stationed here with the
505th CCW's 605th Test
and Evaluation Squadron
Detachment 2. "Joint
STARS provides critical and
timely battle management,
surveillance and targeting
information on moving and
stationary ground targets,"
Carver said. "It gives com-
manders on the ground the
key information they need."
A crowd of more than 100
distinguished visitors, gov-
ernment officials, contract-
ing personnel and military
members gathered in a
hangar in the Northrop
Grumman facility here to
see the first re-engined air-
craft. This test aircraft is
operated by the Joint
STARS Joint Task Force, for
which members of Det. 2
serve as the Air Combat
Command component.
Det. 2 is a contingent of

29 Airmen who provide
warfighter expertise for
Joint STARS acquisition
through full-spectrum test,
evaluation and advanced
technology development.
The Airmen of Det. 2 work
closely with other members
of the Joint STARS Test
Force from Electronic
Systems Center and the US
Army to provide on-site
expertise for Joint STARS
modernization programs,
ensuring greater opera-
tional capability reaches the
war fighter, said Lt. Col.
Andy Veres, commander of
Det. 2. Veres, who has
worked with Joint STARS
for more than 12 years
called the unveiling of the
aircraft a "milestone," and
expressed his enthusiasm

for the entire re-engining
project. "I'm especially
proud today," Veres said.
"Today, we're not just
reflecting on all the accom-
plishments we've had in the
past with Joint STARS.
We're looking into the future
and the next two decades
with this platform."
For Tech. Sgt. Trevor
Shearer, a Joint STARS air-
borne irutelih-eriKe techni-
cian stationed at Det. 2,
seeing the aircraft with the
new engines was one of the
most rewarding experiences
of his two and a half years
with Det. 2. "This is defi-
nitely going to improve mis-
sion capability," Shearer
said. "The Joint STARS will
be able to better support the
troops on the ground, and it

enhances the information
they can give battlefield
commanders to make deci-
The Joint STARS, which
is built on a modified
Boeing 707 platform, is a
high-demand weapons sys-
tem that provides battle
management and actionable
information to battlefield
commanders in the Global
War on Terrorism. The new
engines will help Joint
STARS be even more effec-
tive and reliable, according
to Veres. The 116th Air
Control Wing at Robins
AFB, Ga., is the only unit
operating the E-8C Joint
STARS. The 116th flies
Joint STARS combat opera-
tions from a deployed loca-
tion in Southwest Asia.

8 Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer

Events Calendar








Surf Fishing Class
7-11 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Safe Boater Course
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Sailing Class
2-3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation

11 12 13 14 15 16 | .: -..., | 17
Sunday Brunch .'3,I B 6,:,i.i r C .: I Iarr.-. Do.n,.r I .:e vv-,rri..or 5 6B n.-n Iarr.. D, E-i r Sur Fih.r..i Cl : i Safe Boater Course
10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. 9 10.1 30 IP'.:ri.ii,.i.I ir. i I i... 1 5 r 1.1 vvIik PI.:rili r,.i .r. 9 5.7 |, a 9:30-11:30 a.m.
The Tides 31...J.:: r P.-:re..i.i.n 9 10 n 30 7 7 ` 0 9 P0 ', l0 n'i O.iJ,- oor P .- :r :,i..:n Outdoor Recreation

Story Tirre l-e e-i..|Ii.-i.I :.-iI.r 11J.i_ 16iS. Ti l, -i... em Sailing Class
10 a.m. B.:..- I l,.rr.. Cl':, r .1 0 i 2-3:30 p.m.
Base Libr ,r, .:rii illlni L r. "-,i. H,-,t-b, Sh.-I Th- T..Jei Outdoor Recreation
9 30 1. 0 I, hi...
Classes si .n I.:r E t -,i:r...I 13 i. pi Surf Fishing Class
Columbia ,j'i 7-11 a.m.
Embry-Ri.J.JI. E irl Bir. b,_1 T,|I-.|., P. SIi..-r Outdoor Recreation
UniversitN 6 15 1.11. Tr.l..
E.J.: -.:. ,. -i.i -r Th. Ti de. OIul.J:. r P.:r- ,, s ,n

18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Sunday Brunch Martin Luther King Pajama C I,t. 'lr, Erl irlv Eir Girl : ri.ihnl OlId Safe Boater Course
10 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Day Bowling Special, Time 6 15 .. m 6 30-9 301 pim 9:30-11:30 a.m.
The Tides $1 games 6:15 p.m. Tr. TI.J. ,.: n Pr.:,.irri.- Outdoor Recreation
Rocket Lanes Base Librr,
SI Ii r n;. Framing Class
3-Tank Open Water 6.10 1 r 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Shark Dive Tr, Ti,. Watercolor Workshop
Outdoor Recreation 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Arts & Crafts

6: 1.i..i '31.-ii al for

25 26 27 28 29 30 | 31
Sunday Brunch Safe Boater C--rii b.nn.,, ri..1ni I.ji.iiie Fr.itLe Sirl F.i..1,,. Sirl Il,-I Safe Boater Course
10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. 9:30-11:30 a il The TI,,Je_ Chr,,il.i.i. 9.11 i. ii 7.11 ,i, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
The Tides Outdoor Recreation 7 i C, 1i OnlJ.J: r Pi.:re :,i..l. OtiI.J,-,r P.i:re ,i..,,, Outdoor Recreation
I lilhII .Pl irl ..:_ F, lJ
Story Time Tee, I Ilr.ini Sailing Class
10 a.m. E rlv B.r.3 bni.., 7 10 u 1i. n, 2-3:30 p.m.
Base Library 6 15 I' m l.iI Pro:r ,in: Outdoor Recreation
Tr.- T,.j- -_

6-10 p.m.
The Tides

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Dinner Buffet with
6-10 p.m.
Golf Course

Kid's Night Out
6-11 p.m.
Youth Programs

Latin Night
10 p.m. 2 a.m.
The Tides

Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer 9

The 45th Civil Engineer Squadron Intramural
Volleyball team returns the ball to the Air Force
Technical Applications Center team's side of
the net during the Volleyball Championship
Dec. 19 at the Fitness Center. AFTAC won two
consecutive rounds to take the match.

10 Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer

Commissary Closure
The Commissary will be closed
for a reset Tuesday and
Wednesday. We will have our
Grand Opening Thursday.

Hometown News Program
If you've been recently promote
ed or received an award or other
honor, you can let the folks back
home know about it with the
Hometown News Release Program.
Contact the Public Affairs office at
494-5923 for information.

A&FRC classes
The Airman and Family
Readiness Center is hosting the


following classes, located at the
A&FRC, Building 722 unless oth
erwise noted:
* Applying for Air Force Jobs:
today, 9-11 a.m.
* Career Change Orientation:
Tuesday, 9-10:30 a.m.
* Critical Incident Stress
Management Training:
Wednesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.
4:30 p.m.

Torch Club
Youth Programs' Torch Club
meets every Monday from 4 to 5
p.m. This leadership group is
exclusively for youth ages 11-13
and affords them an excellent


FRIDAY -Australia (Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman) In
Australia prior to World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cat
tle station the size of Maryland. When cattle barons plot to take her
land, she reluctantly joins with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive
2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most
unforgiving terrain. Rated PG-13 (action violence/peril, language,
thematic material) 175 min

SATURDAY The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (Asa Butterfield,
Zac Mattoon O'Brian) Eight year-old Bruno is the son of a Nazi offi
cer whose promotion takes the family from their home in Berlin to
a desolate area where the lonely boy finds nothing to do and no
one to play with. There he meets Shmuel, a boy his own age who
lives a parallel, alien existence on the other side of a barbed wire
fence. Rated PG-13 (mature thematic material involving the
Holocaust) 95 min

Adults 12 & older -$4, children 6-11 -$2, children 5 & under
are free.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Mixed 2-Person Golf Tournament
The Manatee Co'e Golf Couise mill host a ML\ed 2 person No
Scorch Golf Touinaiment Feb 7 mill a I p III shotgun stilu
Foi mat is an 18-hole 2-peison nl\ed team lone man and one
onianil in1 this foi iat team ineinbeis tee off and then sitchl
balls each plaMing the second shot hIoni vheie the ball lies
Beginning irth the lthud shot the m\\o team niemnbeis pla out
the hole as a sciamble and iecoid the one lo%% ball as the team
scoie Pauticipants can sign up 1no in the Pio Shop htlh pa?
iient due at that rimne Paiticipants can sa\e $5 b\ signing Lup
and painig before Jai. 30 Cutoff foi signing up is noon Feb 5
and theie mill be no refunds aftei that date EntiI fees include
cait gleen fee dinner and aids Pi ces ae as follo%%s Annual
Pass $35 until Jan 30 $10 aftei kiiiual Fee $38 until Jain.
30 $13 aftei Punch Caid Holdeis 1L8 until Jan 30 $53
aftei MII otleis 553 until Jan 30 $58 aftei Pations who
come foi the buffet oiil ma\ purchase tickets in advance foi
$ 13 95 oi at the dooi foi $18 Foi nlole infoi nation and to sign
up call 491-GOLF

opportunity to make a difference
within Youth Programs and the
community. For more informa
tion, call 494-3770.

Youth Walking Club
Youth Programs' FitFactor
"Walk Around the World" walking
club is a yearlong walking pro
gram for youth and their family
members to help Youth Programs
reach its goal of walking 42,000
miles in a year. The club meets
every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30
p.m. at the Warfit Track. All youth
must be registered in FitFactor in
order for the miles they walk to
count. For more information, call
494 3770.

Spring Soccer and Baseball
Spring soccer and baseball
/softball/T-ball registration is
underway at Youth Programs.
Registrations are accepted
Monday through Friday from 1:30
to 6 p.m. Youth must be a current
member of Youth Programs and
must have a current physical on
file that is current through the
entire season. Cost is on $30 per
youth. Uniform, participation
medal, and a closing ceremony are
included in the price. For more
information and to register, call

Walk Around the World
Help Youth Programs reach
their goal of walking 42,000 miles
(the distance to every Air Force
Base in the U.S.) by Nov. 5, 2009.
Their FitFactor "Walk Around the
World" program is for youth 5-18
years of age. Youth must be a reg
istered participant in the FitFactor
program to log miles walked.
There will be prizes awarded.
Parents may register in the pro
gram to help achieve the goal. For
more information and to register,
call 494-4747.

School Age Program
Give your kindergarten through
5th grader a well-supervised, fun
and safe place to be after school.
Openings are now available in
Youth Programs' School Age
Program. The program offers a
great variety of extended fun and
educational activities that enable

continuous learning while parents
complete their work day. For more
information, call 494-4749.

Bridgestone Golf Ball
Fitting Challenge/Demo Day
Find out which golf ball is right
for you at the Bridgestone Golf
Ball Fitting Challenge/Demo Day
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the Manatee Cove Golf Course.
A Bridgestone Challenge
Technician will use the Science
Eye Launch Monitor to analyze a
golfer's launch data and recom-
mend a proper fitting golf ball for
that golfer's optimum perform
mance. For more information, call
494 GOLF. (No federal endorse
ment intended.)

Space Warrior 5K Run/1.5
Mile Walk
The Patrick AFB and CCAFS
Fitness Centers will host the
Space Warrior 5K Run/1.5 Mile
Walk Wednesday, at 7 a.m. at
Patrick and at 7:30 a.m. at the
Cape. At Patrick, runners and
walkers will start/finish in front of
the Fitness Center. The 5K route
will be to the FamCamp and back.
Walkers will turn around at the
3/4 mile marker on Rescue Road
and return. At CCAFS, runners
and walkers will start/finish in
front of the Fitness Center and
will follow the jogging trail.
Walkers will turn around at the
3/4 mile marker and return to the
blue start line. Runners will follow
the loop and return to the blue
start line. Participants will be
timed and Commander's Cup
Points will be awarded. For more
information and to register, call
494-4947 (Patrick) or 853-3966

Auto Hobby Shop Clinics
The Auto Hobby Shop will have
a free clinic Thursday, from 6 8
p.m. and another Jan. 24, from 9
to 11 a.m. For more information
and to register, call 494-2537.

Tampa RV Super Show
Outdoor Recreation will host a
bus trip to the RV Super Show in
Tampa Thursday. Cost is $20 and
seating is limited. For more infor
mation and to register, call 494

Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer 11

Medical Group and Health Center

offer ways to help you quit smoking

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Memorial Luncheon

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that participants who complete a
combination of pharmaceutical treat
ment and a support program have the
best chance at permanent tobacco
"Tobacco use is the leading pre
ventable cause of illness in the U.S.
and now the Air Force is offering med
ications and more treatment options
to help users quit. It is an exciting
opportunity to be able to help more
people overcome this lethal addic
tion", said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Teresa Skojac,
Chief of the Medical Staff at the 45th
Medical Group.
Anyone who is ready to "kick the
habit" should call 494-2660, or speak
to their primary care manager for
more information.

High flyers highlight STS-72 mission

By Mark Cleary
45th SW History Office
The primary objectives
of the STS-72 mission
launched in January 1996
were to: 1) retrieve the
Japanese Space Flyer
(JSF) spacecraft on Flight
Day 3, and 2) deploy and
retrieve the Office of
Aeronautics and Space
Technology (OAST) Flyer
on Flight Day 4 and Flight
Day 6 respectively. The
JSF spacecraft contained
three automated laborato
ries, and it had been
launched into orbit on
March 18, 1995 on an H-II
expendable launch vehicle
from the Tanegashima
launch site in Japan. In
preparation for the JSF's
retrieval, the spacecraft
was powered down and its
64-foot-wide solar array
was retracted to allow
grappling and placement of
the payload in the
Shuttle's cargo bay. The
OAST Flyer was the sixth
in a series of missions
employing the SPARTAN
carrier, and it carried four
experiments together with
the means to record all
scientific and housekeepp



ing" data associated with
the flyer in its free-flying
Secondary objectives
included operations involve
ing the Shuttle Laser
Altimeter/Get Away
Special, the Shuttle Solar
Backscatter Ultraviolet
Instrument, and two
Extravehicular Activities
(EVAs) to demonstrate
International Space
Station ALPHA assembly
techniques. There were
also six in-cabin payloads:
1) the Physiological and
Anatomical Rodent Exper-
iment, 2) the Space Tissue
Loss payload, 3) the Pro
tein Crystal Growth Ex
periment, 4) The Commer
cial Protein Crystal Growth
Experiment, 5) the Micro
gravity Plant Nutrient
Experiment and 6) the
Midcourse Space Experi
ment, which used orbiter
thruster firings as a sensor
calibration and evaluation

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target for space-based sen
sors on an MSX satellite
(orbited before the Shuttle
Col. Brian Duffy com-
manded Endeavour on the
mission, and Navy Lt. Cdr.

Brent Jett, Jr. piloted the
orbiter. The mission spe
cialists were Dr. Leroy
Chiao, Dr. Daniel Barry,
Navy Capt. Winston Scott,
and Koichi Wakata. The
lift-off from Complex 39B

was scheduled for 9:18
Greenwich Mean Time
(GMT) on Jan. 11, 1996.
The mission was expected
to last approximately nine
days as Endeavour orbited
Earth at an altitude of 250
nautical miles. Normal
landing was scheduled for
the Shuttle Landing
Facility (SLF) at the
Kennedy Space Center
Jan. 20.
Two unplanned holds
during the countdown
delayed the launch some
what January 11, but
Endeavour lifted off at
09:41 a.m. GMT. The crew
grappled the JSF space
craft successfully January
13 at 10:57 GMT, and they
stowed it in the cargo bay
less than an hour later.
The OAST was deployed
and retrieved successfully,
and the EVAs Jan. 15 and
17 met most of their objec
tives. Following a "good
burn" at 6:44 a.m. GMT
Jan. 20, Endeavour landed
safely at the Kennedy
Space Center at 0741:40
a.m. on the same day.
Support forces were
released about 80 minutes

45th Medical Group Staff Report
As part of the Department of
Defense tobacco free initiative, "Make
Everyone Proud," all military benefit
ciaries will have access to free tobacco
cessation services. Each participant
will be able to receive formal support
through one of three ways: the Health
and Wellness Center Tobacco
Cessation Course (one hour per week
over six weeks), the Florida Tobacco
"Quit for Life" Line, or the American
Lung Association's "Freedom from
Smoking" online course.
Participants enrolled in one of the
support programs will also be able to
access a variety of prescription medi
cations, such as Chantix, Zyban, or
nicotine patches. Studies have shown

12 Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer

When you go, will you leave anything behind?

By Chaplain (Lt. Col.)
David Turner
45th SW Chapel
Recently I was invited to
return to my first pas
torate to help them cele
brate the one-hundredth
anniversary of their
Church. I led the Pastoral
prayer during which I
asked the people of the
congregation to give
thanks for the saints who
had gone before them by
saying their names. It was
a great time of remem
brance as people across
the congregation offered
up the names of others
who had sat with them in
the pews over the years.
People who had blessed
their lives and made a dif
ference in their faith, the
memories flooded.
I was blessed to hear
names such as the elder
who led the building of the
fellowship hall; the name
of the man who had the
vision of moving the
church from the mill hill
out to a new subdivision;
the name of an elder who
was grandmother to all in
the church and who
taught us how to do acts
of kindness. We remem

Chaplain's Corner

bered a Clerk of the
Session, who led us into a
ministry with the Iredell
Youth Home and taught a
class of first grade girls;
we shared the story of the
last charter member who
was "Mrs. Presbyterian" to
her dying day. It was awe
some to reflect on the con
tributions of men who qui
etly helped families in
times of need, women who
ministered to the sick and
dying, children who
learned lessons of love and
caring from Sunday school
teachers willing to give
their time. We spent some
precious moments remem
being those saints and
realizing those good times
were woven through the
various ministries of the

five pastors who were
there, each of us being
bound to the other by the
saints we had known and
In the Air force we often
are so intent on the prob
lems of today and the
anticipations of tomorrow
that we gloss over and for
get the contributions of
those who have gone
before us. Over the years
Patrick Air Force Base has
fulfilled its mission by the
hard work and contribu
tion of men and women
who have believed in our
nation and its causes.
They have laid a found
tion for us and we have
built on the experience
and contribution of their
trust and faith. These are
people who have dedicated
their lives to being of ser
vice to our country. Every
time the flag whispers in
the wind their memory
should whisper in our
minds and we should be
grateful for the gift of their
lives and contributions.
Sometime when you
walk across the base pon
der your legacy. What will
future Airmen honor or
remember about your ser

vice here at Patrick AFB? want it to be yours? I
Presidents and generals believe the greatest legacy
are not the only ones who I can leave will be written
leave footprints for others in the pride with which I
to follow, today a young have served and the hand
airman may be looking for up I have given to others.
a path to fol That is a true
low, would you legacy.


Daily Mass (Tues.
Fri.) at 11:30 a.m. in the
Seaside Chapel.
Saturday: 4 p.m. con
session, 5 p.m. Mass in
the South Patrick
Sunday: 8:30 a.m.
Mass in South Patrick
Chapel, and 11:30 a.m.
Mass in the Seaside
Religious education
classes: 10-11 a.m. at
the Education Center for
pre K -6th grade, Youth
Ministry for 7th-8th
grade, 10-11:30 a.m. at
the Education center; for
9th 12th grade 6-8 p.m.
at the Shark Center.

Sunday: 9 a.m.

Traditional Worship in
the Seaside Chapel.
11 a.m. -Praise and
Worship Service in the
South Patrick Chapel.
Wednesday: 5:15
p.m. -Family Night meal
and study at South
Patrick Chapel.

For more information,
contact Barry Chefer at

Tuesday: 6-7 p.m.
Islamic studies, South
Chapel, room 105. For
Islamic worship services,
contact Marvin Hagan at
254-6727 or the Islamic
Society of Brevard
County at 984-4129.

Slots available for enlisted to be officers

ACADEMY, from page 1
"As commanders and supervi
sors we ask for your support to
encourage your sharpest Airmen to
apply for the LEAD program," the
general and the chief said.
These commissioning opportu
nities are available to Airmen with
high moral character, who demon
state leadership ability, and have
competitive scholastic scores.
"If you have young, hard charge
ers in your command who demon
state outstanding character and
values coupled with leadership
potential, please urge them to con
sider a commissioning path
through our Academy," Chief
McKinley said.
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.,
45th Space Wing commander is a

I encourage all 45th Space Wing leaders to reach out
and encourage their Airmen to take advantage of this
great opportunity. 99
S Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.


former enlisted member and con
curs with the Air Force Chief of
I'm proud of my enlisted back
ground, and I encourage all 45th
Space Wing leaders to reach out
and encourage their Airmen to
take advantage of this great oppor
tunity," Gen. Bolton said. "Future
leaders can come from anywhere;
I'm proof positive of that," he said.
The basic application criteria for
Airmen is they must be less than

23 years of age by July 1 for entry
to the Academy or less than 22
years of age by July 1 for entry to
the Preparatory School; be unmar
ried; be a U.S. citizen or be able to
obtain citizenship prior to entry;
and have no dependents.
An Airman wishing to apply for
an Academy Preparatory School
appointment must complete and
return an Air Force Form 1786 by
Jan. 31. Upon completion, the
form and commander's endorse

ment should be mailed to: HQ
USAFA/RRS, 2304 Cadet Drive,
Suite 2400, USAF Academy CO
When advising Airmen on
Academy applications, command
ders and supervisors should
encourage all applicants to take
the ACT or SAT exam as early and
often as necessary to meet Aca
demy application guidelines; take
the Candidate Fitness Assessment
and Department of Defense
Medical Exam as soon as possible.
For more information on the
LEAD program, contact Donna
Najar at DSN 333-3089 or via e
mail. Additional information is
available on the Academy
Admissions Web site at or at each
base education office.

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