Vol 51 No Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Jan. 23, 2009
Shark helps history in the making
By Airman 1st Class
45th SW PltA, .\t.l r:,.
N. -.rI dil I Maj. Janlice
Ialce could be found in the
Patrick Command Post.
Since Dec. 1 however.
she's been in W\e-laluI ii .
D.C.. where she aided in
preparations for the his-
toric inauguration Tuesday
of Barack Obama as the
44th President of the United
Some temporary assign-
n ents are just better than
"As a member of our
Anned Forces. I'm so proud
to represent the 45th Space
\\ u I, and other pacific
islanders." said M.ql r
lance, a native of Guam.
Major Hlance was a
member of the joint Armed
Participation by the armed
forces in the inauguration
traditionally Includes musi-
cal unils, marching bands.
color guards, salute batter-
Les and hotlor cordol s.
Sailors. Airmen and Coast
to AFIC provide Invalu-
able assistance to the
nt-t iunay om r.a. JaCarPce nwc
Maj. Janice Hance of the Patrick Command Post shakes hands
with President Barack Obama at Armed Forces Inaugural
Committee Headquarters in Washington D.C.
Committee ( II II represenl-
tng the president-elect, and
the Joint 'i, ,ri r luii.l1
Commit ee on Inauguration
There were 10 halls held
for the in niiilin,ilill, and
as a -ii i I Events I'lI '1
Officer. Major Hance's main
r ~i1 n i- ilI i llv was making
military arrangements for
the Obama Home States
Ball. This was attended
by the First Family's rela-
lives and other guests from
Illinois and IIawai.
Major Hance had to coor-
dinate with the PIC on the
location and entertainment.
which included a U.S. Army
'1 I -I ln l 's Own" band.
Once the bands and the
Armed Forces Honor Guards
were assigned, details such
as equipment set up, PIC
See HANCE, page 3-
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Heavy with a National
Reconnaissance Office payload lifts off from Space
Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
at 9:47 p.m. Jan. 17. "I look forward to many more spec-
tacular launches as commander of this amazing team of
professionals," said 45th Space Wing Commander Brig.
Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile
capabilities to America and its warfighting commands
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One (launch) down...more
By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
45th SW cywirmmnuler
Well, one launch down -and if
the eurreni range launch schedule is
correct we have a lot more to go.
By now, ]'iI sure you know we
il.,I rsllt launched a Delta IV
rocket from launch pad 371 last
Saturday night a (Cape Canaveral Air
f' you didn't get a chance to see it,
you missed quile a show as the rock
et.. Lowering 23 stories high, climalwdd
into the sky and put a National
Reconnaissance Office payload into
orbit for the nation Saturday night.
Once again, the 45th Space Wing
played another instrumental part in
i.re-I. ;iei the national security of
the United Stales.
Like 1 said last week (and trust
mie, you'll hear me whistle this ltne
over and over during my time here)
commitment and flexibility define
who we are as a wing, as Airmen,
and who we are in ourjobs.
Wow, did yio prove ine right on
As we watched the launch ldale
move to the right. 1 continued to
watch your determination to "gel
1hilni., rtih1i' g jrow - ii.i I.il l.
What an exciting way to begin my
"launch career" as conmnander of the
45th Space \1 i11!
Of course, we could never do
what we do without the cooperation
of many of our partners, to include
NASA, United Laluch Alliance. Space
Florida and SpaceX, among oth
ers. What a "teamn environment" you
have developed here! One of my most
important goals is to ensure these
than 20 to go
ties only grow stronger, especially as
we confront an exinomnic environ
ment thai will Iorce us to lx more
efficient and do more with less. With
the numlxr of projected launches the
Eastern RaJnge has on ils schedule
this year, we all need to find ways to
lie both prudent with our resources.
and dead on the mark with our prac
slices and procedures. I am confident
you will continue to find ways to do
holli. You always (io.
And I know as yon do what you
do, you will always keep safely at the
Next up is a Shuttle launch.
While some of you have prob-
ably done a Shuttle launch or two.
or a hundred, I am looking for
ward to my first ShuttlJe launch in
SIlrlI. Ln. So too, I am sure. is our
nation's latest President. It will be
President Ohama's first launch too as
Commander in Chief. No pressure,
Thanks again Sharks for all you
Guideposts for successful leadership
By Chief Master Sgt.
45th Medical Group superintendent
January's "Year of Leadership'
focus on Training and Education
provided me with arn Il..p.ripiIll\v to
reflect on the many successes mid
personal milestones I've experienced
during a -i % r- career I can only
characterize as "extremely reward
ing." Much of my success can he
attributed to the outstanding super-
visors, leaders aid mentors I served
alongside who took a personal inler-
est in mny professional development.
(her the course of my career.
some of the most valuable lessons
I've learned were derived from Ilhree
basic leadership principles: The
first of which is "Knlow Yourself."
This involves taking ani honest
look inward and ;,I. iulvtiiu ,iniiil
i i IIli.1 and weaknesses. This
introspective exercise has helped nme
to increase my self awareness and
given me a better understanding of
how my own values and orinciodles
al'tect ily decisions and actions. It's
human nature to want to stay in our
comfort zones. however, we need to
be willing to venture outside ol our
cocoons periodically and seek new
challenges to enhance our profes
stonal -.li -' iii having a firmer grasp
of one's owni capabilities and ln itla
ULons can be advantageous...youll
know when to ask lor help.
The second principle is "Know
Your Job." Whelher you're in Ihe
bustriess of launching rockets, man-i
aging information systems, caring
tor patients, or handling complex
personnel issues, strive to he Ithe
sulbect matter expert in your given
job or specialty, Take advantage of
the many olporrtunities the Air Force
provides to enhance your knowl-
edge and skills. If you're a Irainer or
suvernisor. don't ibreet lo tgow vour
replacement If you're irreplaceable,
you're not Ipromolable...
The third and last principle is
"Know Your People. ~t li i. this
principle important? An effective
leader must be able to sense and
understand the viewpoints of every
one arotud the table. I fornd the
most effective leaders Ihir.ii~l.1-iiil my
career all shared one common trail:
fI-r all had exceptional "people
skills." These leaders took a personal
interest In their subordinates. They
fostered open and honest commu-
nication and inspired each member
of the team to locus on a common
goal. And finally, they all practiced
empathy in the process of making
iil. Ii,, ill decisions. These three
basic principles served as the theme
for a six week NCO Academy Course
I attended almost 20 years ago.
They've withstood the test of time
and have served as guideposts for
me il ti, l i'il my career. I'-rh.rpI
you'll field them to be useful as
Brig, Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
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Patrick first base to get the word about personnel
By Chris Calkins
45th SW P'ithic Affairs
Hundreds of Palrick
Air Force Base Airmen
and civilian person
nel took part in an Air
Force Personnel Cenler
led "Spread the Word"
briefing held t ~a I ItII l. i\
morning anld afternoon
at the PAFB base (he-
'ills was Ilt' first of
nine such l rrltin e the
AFPC Leant will con-
duct during "Mission
One" of their worldwide
according to Col. Leslie
Formolo, chief of Airmen
Assignments at their
San Antonio. Texas,
briefings covered top
eis such as the Global
system, civilian hiring
procedures and tips for
Improving their system.
options and both ofti
cer and enlisted assign-
ment procedures. At the
conclusion of the 60
minute Inl, int all five
members of the Ili ..'iln
teant stayed behind to
answer any and all spe
iflce Il m"illm anyone
had on a one on one
Jtni Hale, AFPC
I i ii\ l il l. t i l t'il rir -l l
Directorate, said their
goal from the li-wiin
ning to .he end of the
hiring process Is to
have somleonIe in place
and working within
120 days of a job being
"We're not there yet,
but that doesn't mean
we aren't i. -iiilin.i' ll'
looking at ways all of
us working together
can't improve the pro-
cess. We're all in (his
He also said a lew
ways supervisors can
help smooth out and
;I.'l ie the entire pro-
cess is to aggressively
manage their vacancies
and to let his agency
Major at Inauguration
HANCE, from page 1
event passes, holding rooms, what songs were to
be played and when, etc., had to be worked out.
Before joining AFIC, Maj. Itance hadn't been
to the nation's capital since high school. Despite
the busy schedule of r p- i,-t-i tii, she found
time to do some s-li. I,'l.i
"My sons cale for the holidays and in. ili-r
we saw various Smithsonian museums." she
said. "We also visited C ', i '-i '.r 't ,iil.ui Madeleine
Bordallo Ilhe delegate from Guanm who provided
us with a Capitol Building tour. They loved ItI"
Now returning back to Patrick Air Force Base.
Major Hance is proud to have been part of this
"Tills is indeed the culmination of our con
stitutional processes." she said. oil'ss not jus a
party; It's a celebration of our new president and
swearing In of our Commander in Chief."
Col. Leslie Formolo, chief of Airman Assignments, shares a smile during a 0 &
A session after the AFPC "Spread the Word" briefing Wednesday,
know as soon as a selee
tion is made.
"Please don't 'sit' on
your decision." he said.
"Timely selections equal
"If you have some-
one in mind, tell us,"
he said. 'Internal hires
almost always equal
For those In the Job
seeking mode, Mr. Hale
said beforehand prepa
ration Is a key to sue
cessfully Ir1 Iirin a job.
"Use the facilities you
have here on base to
help you." he said. "The
45th Space \1 ina -I r r itu ,
& i inlltl Readiness
Center does a terrific
job. They can offer you
help in II uhilni r- -.l lltes
and helpful hints about
rn.li.tj,2ni on USAJobs,
the website where Air
Force civilian jobs are
now posted," said.
Ile also "- ii lh.r r k, %
elements to job hl i l ri~
are to be sure all your
Information is up to
date, and to ensure all
ion is included in your
"And one more Iliiir."
he said with a wry smile.
"hit the self-nominate
Col. Formolo said that
the bottom line when it
comes to assignments
- regardless if Ihi v are
of the voluntary or non-
voluntary 365-day varl-
ety, or a by-the book
PCS move is their
team looks at two main
,. I. .1 1 -.
"Our short term mis-
sion is to meet mission
Col, Formolo. "that just
makes good common
sense in the world in
which we live today. But
our long-term mission
is to grow and devel-
op with the key word
belng 'develop' Airmen
that can meel future Air
McClain lAir Force
Personnel Center com-
miander wants every
Airman and all Air Force
civilians to know our
people are our Number
one war [tlil.Ir asset."
Col. Forrmolo said. "Anid
It is ourjob AFPC's to
make sure our people
are well taken care ot
... that (hey are able to
do their jobs ... and are
prepared and developed
to meet future mission
"They can do that
by allowing us to help
them In any way we can-
That's why we are here.
and that's why well be
going to bases all over
the world." she said
National Space Club recognizes
Wing member for contributions
Rick Blucker, 45th Space Wing Director of Plans and Programs, was
recently recognized by the National Space Club Florida Committee
for his long standing and continued contribution to fostering excel-
lence In space. The organization works to promote space leader-
ship and education and the active Involvement of senior members
of government, Industry and academia serves to stimulate a wide
range of activities focused on these objectives.
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Major General Mason Patrick: leading
By Lt. Col. Clint Hinote
Air dliMation and Tnriinig Cornrruim
In 1921. Ihe U.S. Air Service was In deep
In just four years, it had gone from flying 600
airplanes over the St. Mihiel salient In Ihe great
esi air ballle of World War I to numbering less
than 1.000 people. In a period of drastic demobi
fliation, the Air Service was approaching extine
Airmen were able to stop he slide, however,
and establish positive momentum toward an
independent service that would realize airpower's
potential. The ipr.m.lii Iii who led the Air Service
iII roi llj tllis era, Maj. Gen. Mason Patrick. may
serve as a valuable role model for our new lead
ership team as they face today's challenges.
In 1921. the head of the Air Service. Maj.
Gen. Charles Menoher, had been "rr, i -.i i I'-
due to a messy internal conflict with UriLe. Gen.
William "BIIly' Mitchell. his second in command.
Instead of -- Vml, rii i Mlchell to the lop spot. how
ever. Gen. John I-. r.lIduiv called upon Patrick.
his friend and West Point classmate, to assume
conutand. This was not Patrick's first expert
ncre with aviation. Patrick had successfully
commanded the Air Service as part of Pershing's
American E'l.- ',III.-'.i Force in France, and his
r, -Isoiil-- Illlhlr included supervising Mitchell,
Again in 1921. Pershing looked to Patrick lo
establish order and bring Mitchell hack Into line.
Neither of these tasks would be easy, The
Air Service was plagued by declining budgets,
obsolete equipment, and low morale. Patrick
described it as "a tangled mess." I'", lilrrlltln
Mitchell would prove difficult as well. By this
point in his career, Mitchell had established him
self as a leading rnnovator in aviation. lHe was
the primary planner of the novel St. Mihlel oper
atlon., and he led the trials that resulted In the
striking of the Gennan battleship Oslfrlesland
Just months before Patrick assumed command.
But Mitchell's outspoken advocacy for an
Independent air arm and Insistence thai air-
power had superseded other forns of military
power had engendered widespread .illiii, iiv
among those in the War Department as well as In
Congress. Over time. Patrick came to share many
of Mitchell's beliefs about the value of airpower
and the need for [ndependence. although he did
not think that land and sea power were obsolete.
While Mitchell and Patrick agreed on many
points, their styles were very different. No one
was In a better position to observe tis than Ira
Eaker. who occupied an office between the two
tven at age eo, general PatricK new as me men unaer nis command aia. Here ne sits in nis personal air-
craft as head of the U.S. Air Service In 1923, the same year he was pictured on the cover of Time magazine
inen while serving as Patrick's executive assis-
"General Mitchell believed that military
aviation was being callot sly and dangerously
neglected 1Iv ilI. War Department." recalled
Eaker. "Ilts remedy was to take our case directly
to ,'i aI, '. and the people, disregarding and
ignoring the War Department General Staff."
"General Patrick agreed that the potential in
,mlI iIr aviation was not being properly recog
nized and that our budgets were Inadequate.
but he chose to work IIr-., ici the established
organization. riot over or around it. ile sought to
persuade Executive and i 'li-u 'sr..ii.t. leaders to
consider the potential for air power, rather than
antagonize them by appeals through the press."
Mitchell's style eventually led to his famous
court-martial and retirement from the service.
Ile used the trial as a platform to articulate tis
ideas about airpower. Although the event was
widely publicized. Mitchell's personal flaws pre
vented him from convincing policy makers aboul
the need for Independence, a fact lamented by
Gen. James "Jimmy" Doollllle. "The methods he
used were so stringent that I I, v destroyed him."
observed Doolittle. "and probably delayed the
development of airpower for a period of time."
Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold reached a similar
conclusion. Mitchefl "was a hard man to make
peace with." Arnold recalled. "He was a fight
er. the public was on tils side, he was righter
than hell and he knew It. and whoever wasn't
with him was a hundred percent against him."
Although he actively participated in Mitchell's
defense during the court martial. Arnold later
acknowledged that the results were disao-
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Jan. 23, 2009 Missileer 5
the way to a new, improved Air Force
p.iiIIi n, Many offlters wrre nol persuaded by
Mlichell's message. Instead, I l,. seemedd lo sel
heir months tighter, draw more into Iheir shell.
-ind, if .ill\IlliVI lake an even narrower point of
view of aviation as an offensive power in war
WIdle Milchell's style commanded attention,
Parick's achieved results. "General Patrick
Ielame in time our most respected and effec-
Sive advocate of all-power." remembered Eaker.
'His erudite and Impressive testimtony before
the many boards and commissions formed to
onstlder the strL.u .i n.iin status anid budget
'or military aviation often turned the tide in our
avor. He was as responsible as any other indil
dual for raising the status of Arlmy aviation
rowm a Service to a Corps and for the Defense Act
The Air Corps Act of 1926 was Patrick's
'rvwning achtevemeint, and iI stands today as
}ne of the lost significant pIeces ofl0 .-l.i.l 1I.
n aviation history. The act established the Artty
SCorps, .u kin. 'I,-.l .lii airpower's unique
ole in future wars as itiore than an auxiliary or
rvice function. The act also launched a nmulti-
ear expansion program and prescribed several
ey personnel reforms. Most importantly, the
Nr Corps Act established positive momentum
toward the ultimate goal of independent service
- one that was free to pursue airpower's full
Patrick built this momentum Ilir-..-Ii an
approach that combined personal tnrst, rational
argument, and political savvy. Patrick's low key
demeanor, when combined with Ids consider-
able competence, allowed dim to communicate
effectively with other senior leaders. "Ile had
the great faculty." recalled Eaker. "of being able
to talk to military leaders, the Chief of Staff
of the Army, the Chiefs of the other services.
the Secretary of War. and senior members of
When he spoke with these leaders, he made
arguments based on fact and reason, and he
resisted making broad, unsubstantiated claims
about airpower. He quickly contradicted those
who painted all air advocates as radicals whose
faith In airpower blinded them to the contrihu
tlons of ground and maritime forces. lie was
steadfast, however, In lpr Iii, l ie, the advantages
of airpower in future wars.
In addition. Patrick's tone reflected a sense
of teamwork that we would recognize today as
"jolnttness." He assured others that air operations
must be "undertaken absolutely in accord with
the general plan of operations of 0GIC and were
prilmiiriIv Intenided to assist all other component
parts of the armed forces in carrying out lihte
corinion mission victory over the enemy."
Perhaps mostly rii i .I. Patrick understood
that revolutionary change rarely happens in a
democracy, and compromise Is usually necessary
to achieve one's goals. Tihe Air Corps Act did nrot
go as far as Patrick wished, but lie accepted it as
an important step In tile rili direction. He took
the new authorities and made the most of them,
producing a postlive imomenltum that eventually
led to a major role for airpower In World War 11
and an independent Air Force in 1947,
As the Air Force faces today's Ii, lilc.i -s
General Patrick's example remains relevant,
S IlI ll, Patrick's Il ihliv to build trust
through personal r'-I,l I.. uIlshi, his talent at
communicating through rational argument, and
his skill at Ii.t il.,iiiin the political battlefield
are trails that are extremely valuable In today's
clintate. They may make the difference between
success and failure. As our new leadership eamn
works to create positive momentum for the Air
Force and the nation, i hi',\ can look to no beller
role model than Mason Patrick, the quiet prag
malist who turned the e ri In the 1920s.
LL Col Clint "Q' HI-note Is ctirrently the Aide
ie <' I mpiii to ihe Commander, Air EdnLcation and
I r.iiirnm Command. He lhas pretionsly served
mas I* 'in f[q the Stlategy Division it the Central
Coiunand Air Fortes Combined Air Operations
Center; where e uI ias the lead air strategist crid
planner for Olpeirltions Enduring Freedom and
Iraui Freedrom. Colonel Hfriote is a graduate of
the US Air Force Academy, Harvard Univtersitfl's
Kennedy School of Govirnlment, the ULSAF
Weapons School. and Air Urtinersitl's School of
Admanced Air and SpaRce Pouer Stidles. He is a
senior plot uith over 2400 flyOtng hours, in' 1,in. i.jl
operational experience in the F 16 and F 117.
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General Patrick (second from left) and other senior,
1922, when primary flight training was set up there.
Riverside competes AF-wide for Hennessy Award
By Chris Kraus
45th Fbrce Support
Spirits are high at
Dining 1'. iI il\. Just
recognized as Ihe best
dining facility in Space
Command. (ie stall has
barely had a chance
to calch their breath
and savor the achieve-
nent. That's because
they're now gearing up
for a visit by the AF
Team Wednesday. The
tean travels the globe,
i dt i I dil L food service
programs AF-wide. Their
nod of approval is the
t I I. IIIh factor in which
base gets crowned as
the number one rated
dining facility int the
I.S. Air Force.
No stranger to sue
cess. our dining facility
received the coveted AF
Hennessy Award twice
before, and has been
rated the best in Space
Command nine times in
the past 15 years.
"We're vrry proud of
our record of success."
said Pete King, 45th
Force Support Squadron
Food Service Officer.
"Our customer service Is
second lo none. We also
serve the blest i.iliil g
kood, in the nicest look
nlg anid most efficiently
niu fIacilily In the Air
agree with Mr. King.
"I like tire food arnd
said Airman Joslhua
Rodriguez of the 9201h
RN,,'l Win.l Everybodxy
here welcomes you. The
customer service Is
greaL It Just doesn't get
any better than tthis
Airman Rodriguez is
not alone tin his praise.
This place has great
people that are always
willing to help you out,"
said Airman 1st Class
Nicolas Bail-l-\ from the
Air Force Technical
The food is always
excellent and I love
the view of the Baanan
Accolades like that
come easy for Riverside.
but not without a lot of
behind the sc mess hard
Last year the staff
dished uip more than
127,500 meals Io
i' II1-l k 111 nI l -v enlisted
inl tihe most challenge
ing conditions. Drin)mi
Tropical Storm Fay,
the Riverside Dining
Facility was the only
food establishment on
the base that remained
open. Many Inprove
ments were made last
hI ioi,d.illig to
Riverside changed their
operating hours and
added a weekend brunch
meal. They also bought
new uniforms for the
chefs, outfitted the kitch-
en with new equipment.
flat screen televisions in
two of the three themed
Phc4o by Chlis Vraus
Riverside Dining Facility's Manny Pool gets a hand from Airman Joshua
Rodriguez as he cooks up a batch of tasty barbecue at a recent "Airmen's
Appreciation Day." Airman Rodriguez, assigned to the 920th Rescue Wing,
says that Patrick's dining facility is number one with him.
dining rooms, painted
the exterior of the facil
ity, and expanded their
menu. But that's not all
Riverside has to offer.
Diners enjoy spec-
tacular views of the
Banana River the per
feet ,-rilll. to relax and
surf the net. or e-mail
I iinllu and friends on
one of the six computers
available and connect
ed to a Wi Fi system.
Riverside also boasts
many morale enhancing
programs liIk iliw '.t'.-klv
ethnic meal, "Lrinu Your
Boss to Lunch." and the
'Friri' Night Dinners
for F.iiiill Members of
Deployed Spouses" pro-
grams, just to name a
So. are they ready
for the AF Hennessy
Evaluation Teamn's visit
next week? You I .-t Lile\
"We're always ready
because we maintain
the highest standards of
food senrice excellence
at all times it's what we
do over here." concluded
Mr. King proudly.
All eyes on him...
and fingers too
All hands point to Army Col. (ret.) Nathan Thomas (cen-
ter, arms crossed), who served as the keynote speaker
at the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Luncheon held
at The Tides Jan. 16.
Colonel Thomas, a current Defense Equal Opportunity
Management Institute instructor, served a total of 39
years in both active duty status and the Army Reserve.
He first entered the service In 1966, and served until
2005, when he officially retired from DEOMI.
"Without the work of Dr. Martin Luther King and others,
we may never have had a Voters' Rights Act, and with-
out that, we never would've elected Barack Obama as
the 44th President of the United States," he said. "Dr.
King was a great, great man."
6 Jan. 23, 2009 Missileer
Jan. 23, 2009 Missileer 7
Be aware of how divorce affects your taxes
By Capt. K. Michelle McAdoo
Assistlan Strll Juldge Arhdloite
There arc no wihulrs in divorce, and tax eonse-
uetcees arc unforurnalely a part of that.
;h.ill I;lihr','mli a divorce Is hlad enough wtllh
Dut the IRS, bllt it is Important to keep in mind
hal tax laws and rI ILlhi`tl'';ui can comllplicate
I-nimlv\ matters during and long afler the divorce.
divorced or remarried service uiemblers should
think carefully about how lo Ille, the ellerts of
-llUiony and child support payments, who has the
lax exemptiol for each child, the eI ect of court
orders on retired pay, and properly divisions.
Joint or Separate Filing
The first choice you must make Is whether to
file as a single taxpayer, married filing jlyiwiv or
married filing separately. If you are single, even
if you have long lerim or live In significant other,
you niust file as single taxpayer, If you are mar
rted. you may fie as a single taxpayer If you are
separated by a court order, or If yon have a child
and your spouse is not a member of the house-
hold during the last six months of the year.
If you are married, you can ille either j.,'lII
or separately. The primary difficulty with filing
FlmIndrly is that both you and your spouse will be
held Jirn lllv liable for all taxes, interest, and penal
ties owed. If you file a separate return, you report
only your own income, exermptions. and credits. tifnily law clients cotning Into legal assistance is
The IRS can'l hold you liable for mistakes on your retired pay, Contrary to popular belief. IhIere Is no
spouse's return. If you do this.
Child Support and Alimony
Alimony euld child support payments have dif'
ferent imlpalcs on laxable income, 11 you pay all
many, or spousal support, you can deduct iI froln
your ilncoe. If yon receive alimony, you have 0o
lllude it like 11 is your own income. On the other
hand, if you pay child support payments. you
can't deductl ihet. If you receive child support, t1
is not part of your income.
One of the 'iiu. iillniiit chips" t in modern dtvorc
es is often the tax exemption and credit for
tie children. Don't confuse this with custody!
Alillwiinl Ihe cuslodtal parent often clalnis the
tax exemption alnd credit, there are good reasons
for giving them to the noil-custodial parent, if the
non-custodial parent earns more money. This canl
be done even after tire divorce is nnal.
Undoubtedly the biggest "hot button'" Issue for
law requiring Ihe state court to give a non milllary
spouse; pI i rlioni of a military spouse's rellr rlent,
If your retirement pay is divided, you need only
declare that parl of it you actually receive.
The good new s s lhal properly gained and cash
payments In lieu of property division Incident lo a
divorce or dissolullon are bolth tax-exempt trans-
actions. The Idea is Illat you owned It before as
part of a couple and you ownl It now separately.
so there has been no iaxable transaction, The IRS
will look L eIn iflll as to whether cash payments
are taxable alimony or non taxable property dtvl
sion, so please consul an attorney before making
any decisions in this area.
Unforttnately, tax laws can have some unlin-
lended effects on divorce decrees. But with good
legal advice, the tax laws can be used to save
money in a divorce If you have questions, please
contact your base legal office at 494-7357,
8 Jan. 23, 2009 Missileer
Girl's Night Out
Sass 'N Brass
Safe Boater Course
9:30-11 30 a.m.
9 a.m. 4 p m.
10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Arts & Crafts
Bowling Special for
25 26 27 28 29 30 I MF3PCF-Iy 31
Sunday Brunch Safe Boater Course Birthday Night Ultimate Frisbee Surf Fishing Class Surf Fishing class Safe Boater Course
10 a m.- 1:30p m 9:30-11:30 a.m The Tides Challenge 9-11 a.m, 7-11 a.m. 9:30-11:30 a.m
The Tides Outdoor Recreation 7 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Recreation
Dc-plc ..e Spouses Multi-Purpose Field
Story Time Dinner Operation Smooth Move Teen Night Sailing class
10 a.m 6-7 p.m Early Bird Bingo 9-11 am. 7-10:30 p.m. 2-3:30 pm
Base Library Airman & Family 6:15 p.m, Airman & Family Youth Programs Outdoor Recreation
Readiness Center The Tides Readiness Center
Janice & Rene
Feb 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sunday Brunch Safe Boater Course Marketing Yourself for a Early Bird Bingo Building Healthy Appl'ing for Air Force Cape Canaveral Bus
10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Second Career 6:15 p.m. Marriages Jobs Trip
The Tides Outdoor Recreation 9-11:30 a.m. The Tides 5-7 p.m. 9-11 am. 9:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
Airman & Family Airman & Family Airman & Family Outdoor Recreation
Super Bowl XLIII Story Time Readiness Center CGOA Fundraiser Golf Readiness Center Readiness Center
3 p.m. 10 a.m Tournament (in support Framing class
The Tides Base Library Key Spouse Seminar of Special Olympics) A La Carte Dining with 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
9 a.m. 3 p.m. Noon American Express Arts & Crafts
Chili Competition Airman & Family Manatee Cove Golf 6-1- p rn.
5 p.m. Readiness Center Course The Tides Sailing class
Marina 2-3:30 p.m.
Texas Hold 'em Outdoor Recreation
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Sunday Brunch Story Tirn 1st Term Airman How to Prevent Sponsorship Training Valentine's Day Sweetheart Doubles
10 am. 1:30 p.m. 10 a.m. F iaI icial Management Foreclosure class 10-11 a.m. Luncheon Bowling Tournament
The Tides Base Library 8 a.m, 4 p.m. 11 am. noon Airman & Family 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. 2 p.m.
Airman & Family Readiness Center The Tides Rocket Lanes
3.5 Mile Run/Walk Readiness Center
Fitness Centers Bundles for Babies/ Father & Daughter Valentine's Day Sock
7:30 a.m. (Cape), 7 Early Bird Bing:., Newborn Care Valentine Dance Hop
a.m. (Patrick 6:15 p.m. 6-8 p,m. 6-11 p.m. 6 p.m.
The Tides Airman & Family Youth Programs Marina
To publish events of base-wide interest in future Latin N- am
issues, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org The Tides
Jan. 23, 2009 Missileer 9
Senior Airman Michael Kearns
45th Space Communications Squadron
Reason for nomination
"Airman Kearns embodies professionalism, mill
tary bearing and expertise in missions assigned. He
never hesitates to go above anid beyond the mis-
sion requirements. His initiative is unequaled and
epitomizes the attributes of a true 'War tuliler'. The
reason 1 have nominated him is because 1 believe he
serves as a role model for what Airmen should be."
Tech. SgL James 'rih, i. 45th SCS
How long have you been at this duty station?
3 years 8 months
What is your hometown?
What's your favorite motto or words you live/
"1 believe everything happens for a reason both
good and bad so just you're your head up high
when something bad happens and good will be right
around the corner."
What inspired you to go beyond the call of
"Going thai extra step .ust makes me feel good
and makes me happy to see relief of another when 1
am there to help."
Why do you serve?
"I am In the Air Force today to serve my country,
help out those In need in America and also foreign
countries, and also fulfill my mother's last wish."
"Silent Service" contributes to Range history
By Mark Cleary
45th SWIIstong l m-
Since the Navy's first
Polaris lifted off Pad
3 on Cape Canaveral
In April 1957, more
than 1.100 Submarine
Missiles (SLBMs] have
been launched on the
Eastern Range. That's
nearly a third of the
range's total for major
launches of all types.
.\111'i .itl Navy launch
es in recent years have
not been numerous
only two Trident Ils
have been launched
on the Eastern Range
since April 2007 they
remain an Important
part of the range's bal-
listic missile traditions.
The U.S. Navy has
launched I he vast
imII.I Irtv of Its missiles
from submarines, but
the Silent Service has
also sponsored the
const( rnlon of mis-
sile launch complexes
to support Ils fl-il-d
line SLBM oroerams.
Complex 25 was built
near the southern end
of the Cape in 1957,
and it supported Its first
Polaris launch April 18,
1958. As newer ver
sons of the Polaris and
later SLBMs emerged,
their performance was
verified on land before
Il, v\ were taken out to
Complex 25 sup
ported G8 Polaris,
17 Poseldotn, and
18 Trident I missile
launches before it was
inactivated n 1979. The
Navy added Complex
29 in July 1959 to han-
die its rapidly expand-
ing Polaris program.
'.,mi il,'l. 29 support-
ed 47 Polaris flights,
and it was upgraded
to support the hdlted
(British Polaris) missile
program in the mid-
In February 1984
W & J Construclion
Company broke ground
for the Navy's new
S30 million Trident
II launch complex -
Complex 46 -on the tip
of Cape Canaveral. The
'r iliv\ supported the
Navy's first Trident II
launch Jan. 15, 1987,
As Trident 11 launch
operations moved out
to sea In 1989. the
complex was placed In
standby status. It was
converted into a dual
use mitlltary/com mer
metal launch facility in
Over the years, five
classes of U.S. sub-
Polaris and Poseidon
lest missiles from sub-
merged locations east
of Cape Canaveral. The
subs ranged from the
through the ELlhan
Allen. Lafavelte. James
A Folaris missile launcne
Madison, and H.ii. iiini
Franklhi class subma-
rines. U.S. Trident 1
missiles were lamiched
from "backfit" subma-
rines as well as more
modern and much larg
er 560 foot long Ohio
11l dIlluli i in 1968
the United Kinedom
operated Its own
Resolution class bal-
listic missile subma-
rines on the Eastern
Range. The British
launched 49 Chevallne
over the years, and they
replaced their old subs
with Vanguard class
modern Trident II mis-
styles In the 1990s. The
United Kingdom has
launched 8 Trident Ils
on the Eastern Range
since 1994. The U.S.
Navy's older subs and
missiles are gone. but
Ohio class subs contlln
ue to launch Trident It
missiles on the Eastern
10 Jan. 23, 2009 Missileer
nKeepr is aceptale (see
Keep your unit communications secure Air Force instruction
45th SW Staff
The Air Force uses
telcco mmuitn cat ons
systems such as land
mobile radios (LMRsI,
telephones, cellular tele
phones, facsimile, corn
puter systems, and nelt
works to conduct day-
to-day official business.
Adversaries can eas
ily monitor these sys-
tents that could provide
information on military
intentions, and aclivi
ties. The Air Force mon-
tons systems to detect
and determine if these
systems were used to
transmit sensitive or
classified information to
Help your organi-
zation's TMAP mran
ager; scrutinize TMIAP
your irL..hMllJ-.llil via a
mi11 illdv or quarterly re-
assessment. All worn
out and faded DD Form
2056. Do Not Discuiss
decals must be replaced,
all newly Installed tele
Ierins fLMR. telephones.
cellular telephones, text
pagers, PDA, facsimile.
computer systems) have
the appropriate Consent
lo Monitoring banner or
decal and Consent to
hMi liltII. ilL, 1 I' 1. -. r insP'
have been signed. Also.
please he aware Ihat
the notice and consent
banner must be pronmi
nently displayed on the
first page of all of the
Web homnepages. A
link displayed on Ihe
homepage leading to the
notice and consent ban
33 219. page 39). For
more information con
tact your i-r, iil/lii-'in ,
TMAP manager. If you
do not know who they
are please contact Tech.
Sgt. Janes Worrell at
494 5096 or Gary Smith
at 494 5478.
Jan. 23, 2009 Missileer 11
Lose those extra holiday pounds at Boot Camp
By Airman 1st Class David Dobrydney
45th SW Pubic Affirrs
I:\'.rl Monday, \ i\. Ii'.l i and Friday at Ihe
Patrick Fitness ('.1il.r s\il can see people in
This isn't Ixx(t canip like at Lackland Air Force
Base or Fort Beruting though,
Instead of a drill sergeant .-llillg at you from
.he sidelines. there's an instructor who works
xul alongside you. Ilowever, Ihat doesn't mean
she doesn't let you know what you're in for.
"You're definitely going to feel sore when this
That's Fitness Coordinator Sue Daly. She's
worked at Pairick for eight years and founded
,he Broot Camp Program. hour long sessions for
military members who need to improve their fit-
:iess scores or who just want an Intense workout
Sue now runs Boot Camlp every Monday and
Nedneesday at 7 a.m. and FrII.I\v.s at 6:45 a.m.
One session starts out on the exercise bike.
Sue explains how to properly sit on the bike
aid hold the handlebars lo avoid injury. "Don't
45th Space Wing members feel the burn during a
Boot Camp class at the Fitness Center.
bow out your legs otherwise you could hurt your
knees," she tells the class.
After five minutes on the bikes, everyone dis
Will what doesn't kill you make you stronger?
By Chaplain (lst
Lt.) Henry Jenkins
45fh SW' li. ,lm
Thai which does not
dill lus makes us strong
,er. In a crisis, that Is
a cliche you just love
:o hate. The words of
Friedrlch Nietzxehe are
101 ,1 .\ II i ,li -1 l1111
when life seems at its
w/orsil. l -i ,ll ili' 1
as the words may be.
-ii'fi' IlIL teaches us
-wo v11 llv Important
Airthed front a grate-
iul heart. Why are we
J..,i'i.iil'' Because the
n our life that would
rush its. did not.
Perception artd i[ .illii
to not always walk the
same path. In a crisis
he perception may be
we are all alone and
tie pain will never go
away. The realilly Is
that we have a real
God who really cares
and although It seems
Improbable that we
will ever overcome, we
,'*, li ii.il\ do.
ally means to "suffer
I,,, iIl r". It arises
from our t iiP. I IIv for
another who is caught
In the same or similar
situation. Reliiu., to
someone who is suf-
f-rnl l could have onlly
been realized by suf-
l.-ruti ourselves. We
are tilted by a bond
of brokenness and
eagerly share it the
distress of those who
serve beside us.
S:oill. rlid. Is a real
part of our lives and
everyone will expri-
etce It al some potnl
hi their lives. Many
events li life are
how we respond to our
aflicllton can nake
us bitter or better. In
those trying moments.
we nutst remember the
memories of sitillar
slttatlons and how
God sustained us Ini
the past. In the dark
night of our souls, we
may find ourselves
weeping but eventually
a new day will dawn
and we will experience
mounts and gets on a mal for floorwork. Today
it's Illrliv pushups, forly crunches and flfly
Then It's back on Ihe bikes, this time with
more resistance on the pedals, and instead of
selling illtr il oin lhe seal, the class stands and
"jogs" their way.
"It's beller Io jog on the bike than on Ihe
ground. since there's no pounding on your
knlees," Sue advises.
Back to the floor. then five more minutes on
the bikes, with even more resistance than before.
By now everyone has sweat pouring off I hem antd
is pushing to keep up with Suie.
"Push I rt. -iiw I, the resistanlcel Climb thai
moulltalll! Come oni. just two more minutes." she
'You said thai two minutes a,.,' one of the
class members jokingly calls out,
Fiidiv at a quarter to 1ilihl t's time to cool
off, wipe down the mats and put away the bikes.
The exercises change with each session, some
time foregoing the bikes for wind sprints that
Sue said 1',.isi .dlh kick your butt,"
On a typical Fri'nia there were 16 students.
Monday are even sparser, with only 3 8 people.
Sie encourages everyone to come.
"In one of these classes you can burn over 500
calories," she said.
Tile MoiRl-liv and Friday classes are held in the
Aerobics Room on the second floor: \%tliiL, -.' A
classes are held on the basketball courts.
Daily Mass (Tues. Fri.) at 11 30
a.m. in lhe Seaside Chapel.
Saturday: 1 p.mn. colnfession,
5 p.m. Mass in the South Patrick
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Mass ini
South Palrick Chapel, and 11:30
a.n. Mass in die Seaside I 'l.ilrl.
Religious educallon classes:
10:15-11:15 a.m. at die Education
Center for pre -K 6th grade. Youth
Mliil-lin for 7th 8th grade. 10:15
1 1:15 a.m. at Ihe Education ren
ter; for 9th-12th grade 6-8 p.m. at
the Shark Center.
Sunday: 9 a.m. Traditional
Worship In thle Seaside Chapel.
11 a.m. Praise and Worship
Service in the South Patrick
Wednesday: 5:15 pn.m Family
Night meal and sludy at So uth
For more ilfornnation, collaci
Barry Chefer at 494 EfR'63.
Tuesday: 6-7 p.m. Islanic
studies. South Chapel. room 105.
For Islamic: worship services. con
tact Marvin Hagan at 254-6727
or die Islamic. S.v Ii iv of Brevard
County al 984 41129.
12 Jan. 23, 2009 Missileer
Family Services Closure
Family Services (PCS Ioan Locker and Airman's
Attic) wil be closed front Monday Feb. 2 for relo-
cation to Building 415 on the corner of Jupiter
and Falcon Avenues. For more Information con
tact Elsa Kekahuna at 494 5675.
AAFES schedule change
Due to an annual inventory, these facilities will
keep the following hours:
* Base Exchange: Sunday. 9 a.m. 3 p.m.
* Clothing Sales: Saturday, 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
* Gas Station: Saturday. 6 a.m. I p.m.
CGOA Golf Tournament
The Company Grade OfficersAssocialloiisspon-
soring a four-person scramble Golf Tournament
at Manatee Cove, Feb, 4 with a noon shotgun
start. The tournament Is a fundraiser In support
of the Special Olympics. There will be prizes for
the longest drive and shots closest to the pin. Cost
is $35. with lunch available for an additional $.5.
Club members receive a free bucket of range balls.
Team reservations are needed by Feb. 2. To sign
up or for more Information, contact Capt. Chris
Ryder at 853-1160 or 1st Lt. Sarah Bateman at
Come out and support 500 Special Olympic
athletes as they compete at the 45th Space Wing
CGOA Annual Special Olympics South Eastern
Sectional State Basketball Tournament here Feb.
6 7. The CGOA needs ]00 volunteers (military,
civilian or defendants). If interested call Ist LI.
Jonathan Scemple at 494-8773.
An Asian Lunch is planned for Wednesday at
11:30 a.m. In the Seaside Chapel Annex, present
ed by Space Coast Asian Pacific American heritage
Association. Cost is 85 per plate for a menu of
white rice. pancit, chicken adobo, and two lunplaa
(your choice of beef or pork), Proceeds will he used
to support 2009 Asian Pacific American Heritage
Committee activities. For more Information con-
tact John Carrigan at 494 6685.
The Airman and Family Readiness Center
is hosting the following classes, located at the
A&FRC, Building 722 unless otherwise noted:
*Deployed Sponses Dinner: Tuesday, 6-7 p.m.
*Operation Smooth Move: Thursday. 9 11 a.m.
Auto Hobby Shop Special
Get a free tire rotation when you take your
vehicle in for a front end allenment during the
_____ lBRIEFS __
month of January- For more Information and to
schedule an appointment. call 494-2537.
Youth Programs will host an "Out of the Center"
Teen Night Friday. from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Teen
Nights are planned by and for teen members In
grades 7 12. For more information and to sign
up, call 494 3770.
Walk Around the World
Help Youth Programs reach their goal of walk
ing 42,000 miles (the distance to every Air Force
Base in the U.S.) by Nov. 5, Their FitFactor "Walk
Around the World" program is for youth 5-18
years of age. Youth must be a registered partlcl
pant in the FitFactor program to log miles walked.
There will be prizes awarded. Parents nay register
in the program lo 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 educa-
llonal activities that enable continuous learning
while parents complete their work day. For more
Information, call 494-4749.
Surf Fishing Classes
Outdoor Recreation will hold a surf fishing class
Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. (classroom instruction),
wilh fishing on the beach Friday from 7 to 11 a.m.
Cost is only S45 per person and Includes instruct
tion. rod & reel rental, and halt & tackle. For more
information and l.o register, call 494 2042.
Ultimate Frisbee Challenge
The Patrick AFB and CCAFS Fitt tess Centers will
hold an Ultimate Frisbee Challenge Wednesday at
7 a.m. at the multi purpose field at Patrick AFB.
Registration is required by Monday. The event is
open to active duty, Guard. Reserve. DoD and
NAF employees, contractors, and family members
18 years or older. Commander's Cup Points will
be awarded. For more information and to register.
call 494 4947 (Patrick) or 853 3966 (Cape).
Bowling Center Specials
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will feature
the following specials in January:
Tuesday Special $1 games every Tuesday from
2 to 9 p.m.
Lunch & Bowl Special -Every Tuesday through
Friday. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., order alunch val-
ued at 85 or more and bowl for free
* Special for Kids Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m..
kids get two games (shoes included) and a small
soft drink for only $7.50.
Family Child Care Certification Classes
If you enjoy spending time with children and
want to earn an income while staying at home,
consider signing up for the Family Child Care
(FCC) Certification classes Feb. 24. 26 and 27.
from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. In the FCC Offlce,
Bldg 1391. For more Information and to sign up,
call Tina Washington at 494-8381.
Historic Cape Canaveral AFS Bus Trip
Outdoor Recreation will host an historic Cape
Canaveral AFS bus trip Feb. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to
1 p.r. See where our space program started. Cost
is $12 per person. Reservations are required. For
more Informatlon, call 494 2042-
Youth Programs' Torch Club meets every
Monday from 4 to 5 p.n. This leadership group is
exclusively for youth ages 11-13 and affords them.
an excellent opportunity to make a difference
within Youth Programs and the community, For
more Information, call 494-3770.
FRIDAY Cadillac Records (Adrtcn Brody.
Jeffrey Wright) The rise and fall of Chess Records
and its recording artists In 1950s Chicago, fol-
lowing the exciting but turbulent lives of somn
of America's musical legends, Including Muddy
Waters. Leonard Chess. IIowlin' Wolf Etta
James and Chuck Berry, Rated R (pervasive
language/ sexuality) 109 min
SATURDAY The Tale Of Desperecux
(Matthew Broderick. Emma Watson) Tiny and
graced with oversized ears. Despereaux was
born too big for his little world. Refusing to live
his life cowering, he befriends a Princess named
Pea and learns to read (rather than eat) books,
reveling in stories of knights, dragons and fair
maidens. Banished for heing more man than
mouse, Despereaux is rescued by another out
cast, Roscuro. But when the Princess dismisses
Roscuro's friendship, he becomes the ultimate
rat and plots revenge. Rated G. 94 mil
Adults 12 & older $4. children 6-1 82.
children 5 & under are free.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Shows begtn at 7:30