10 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
March 13, 2009
Patrick, Cape name 'Best of 2008'
Honor Guard Airman of the Year
Senior Airman Ryan Doerr
Honor Guard NCO of the Year
Staff Sgt. Leigh Smith
Military Volunteer of the Year
Army Master Sgt. Cecilia Hamjbrick
Non-DoD Civilian of the Year
Mr. Paul Freeburger
DoD Civilian Volunteer of the Year
Ms. Darleena Jones
45th SW Civilian Category I (supervisor)
Mr. Michael Carpenter
45th SW Civilian Category II
Ms. Katherine Winters
45th SW Civilian Category II (supervisor)
Mr. Randall Hubbard
45th SW & PAFBICCAFS Airman of the Year
Senior Airman Jered Dauterman
45th SW & PAFB/CCAFS NCO of the Year
Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Rueben
45th SW & PAFBICCAFS SNCO of the Year
Master Sgt. Richard Allen
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First Sergeant of the Year
Master SOl. Joseph Powell
45th SW & PAFWCCAFS CGO of the Year
Capt. Bat Zhn
PAFB/CCAFS Civilian Category I
Ms. Carrie Tillman
PAFBICCAFS Civilian Category II
Ms. Edith Crawford
PAFBICCAFS Civilian Category II
Mr. Arthur Hughes. Jr.
Vol. 51 No.
Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile
U capabilities to America and its warfighting commands
2 March 13, 2009 Missileer
Launches don't 'just happen'
By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
45th SW cemrtmnider
Just when 1 didn't think I could
he more proud to be your coin
nmander, you do 111n1 iliioiik event
more impressive to make me even
prouder. Seven days ago. we helped
support NASA's K-'Ilt-r launch, a
three and one half year mission
designed to scan a portion of the
Milky Way for rocky planets that
are similar to Earth's size.
Then, prior to ihe launch being
scrubbed Wednesday afternoon
due to a discovered fuel leak, we
were slated to support NASA's night
launch of the Space Shultle (STS
119), where crewinembers will work
to install a huge girder that will
finish the outpost's I1 piece back
And Saturday evening, sched-
uled to lift-off at 9:25 p.m., we will
launch the second Wideband Global
SATCOM satellite aboard an Atlas
V rocket. which will provide high
i, .a. II\ communications to our
nation's foiIllihI Iborees, especially
those wiar f.llll Iin hostile fronts.
Three scheduled launlches it
less than two weeks. In a word...
And if thal's not "busy" enough
for you. we will also be launching
another lhird I ,iIIt.i ln l i, satellite
on a Delta 1 March 24.
For those of you who have never
had the opportunity or pleasure to
get the up close and personal look
at the behind-the-scenes work our
folks do time and time again. I wish
1 had the ability to put into words
- the right words to make you un-
derstand how hard Ihey work. how
safety conscious they are. and how
very, very talented they really are.
But those words are hard 1o
come by, Trust tue; these launches
don't '"ust happen."
And when 1 say things like thal,
I amt often reminded of the words
of fonner NASA astronaut Dr.
Sally Ride, who became the hrst
Amercaln woman in space on Ithe
shull e t'l. il i i I isl'F.-7) back in
When you're getting ready lo
launch ilnto space, you're sitting
on a big explosion it. u-ll ii to hap-
pen," said Dr. Ride, who accumu-
lated more than 343 hours of space
She speaks front experience and
she is right on the money.
I wish you could be witness to
the Ilncredible number of hours
worked, the years of experience.
the highs, the lows, and in the end.
the Incredible coming I. ,-p-i lhr of
the greatest space launch team the
world has ever known.
But then again. I may be a bit
And very, very proud.
Thanks again for all you do.
Things to keep in mind for the 'sometimes'
By Col Bernie Gruber
4,5th Operaiors Group commander
Sometimnes... do you feel like
you're just spinning your wheels?
Sometimes... do you feel like you're
not t il inn, where you want to be?
Sometilns... do you feel like what-
ever you do Is not good iI. 11,i41 Let
me tell you, you're not alone. More
niportaltly. there t.11ti Is an easy
way forward. Interested?
First. keep pressing forward,
Benjamin Franklin said "troubles
spring from idleness, and grievous
toils from needless ease." I recall anl
Airman once saying "If IIt 'v w\nill
proimotle tme. I would work harder,"
Certainly the wrong attitude and
I'm sure you can guess what he
was lold work harder and then
maybe you'll get promoted! Instead
of having a pity party work hard
and you will be amazed at how
rmuch I Ii. \,u'll1 feel and how
much others will respect you.
Second. set your goals. My
favorite quole was one I learned al
ROTC field training: "shoot for the
moon; even if you miss you'll be
among the stars." I'm not sure why
that particular line resonated with
me, but t1 did. You may not always
hit your target, hut at least you
know you'll be gotig in the right
direction. If your goal seems Just
too hard to hit, put Iiu-IIIt-i smaller
ones that will lead you in the right
Third, don't beat yourself up.
Often tihnes we have a tendency to
beat up ourselves when plans don't
go *. -\ri 11\ right. Knock It off lio
one Is perfect. Our third core value
Is "Excellence in all we do." America
has entrusted us with our nation's
si.- I'II\ and excellence is our
rl Iltl.ii.ll Last week many of us
attended the wing awards banquet:
we recognized our annual award
winners. My hat's off I them but
my hat's also off to the thousands
of people who helped get theIm there
even if they weren't on stage.
So even If you didn't have medal
around your neck, give \, .-I1 -. t1 a
pat on the back. you deserve it.
Not .- IIII where you want to?
Keep moving forward; know the
difference between greatness and
goodies, Is going the extra mile.
Select your target, get it In your
bore sight, and go for it.
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
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PAFB Info Line
Submission deadline lI 2 p.m. the Friday
March 13, 2009 Missileer 3
The 45th Space Wing has been busy. The NASA Kepler space-
craft was launched March 6 aboard a Delta II booster from
Complex 17B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (below),
followed by an Atlas V booster carrying a Wideband Global
SATCOM satellite slated for launch Saturday from pad 41 at
Cape Canaveral. At center, the encapsulated satellite is pre-
pared for attachment to the booster March 4. Finally, Space
Shuttle Discovery will launch from Kennedy Space Center on
a mission to the International Space Station (at press time the
launch had been delayed).
The following Individuals have been
selected for promotion to thc rank of Senior
Master Sgt. Howard Baker
Master Sgt. Eric Bobo
Master Sgt. Matthew Brown
Master Sgt. Lisa Bryant
Master Sgt. Rodney Bryant
45th Operations Group
Master Sgt. Marie Francis
Master Sgt. Phnoc Phan
451h Weather Squadron
Master Sgt. Joseph PoweU
45th Civil iF'iLji- r Squadron
Master Sgt. Jon Respress
45th '-~ iiII\ Forces Squadron
Master Sgt. David Ritter
Master Sgt. Scott White
45th Comptroller Squadron
New online system makes moving easier
45th Comptroller Squadron Staff Report
S!l lingI April 1. the days of waiting weeks to
complete a ICS In processing voucher r or active
duty AF members will be a I Inli of the past!
The Permanent l nii. n 11. -'[ II. IIIn Pi -Pr ;, ii
System (P11 S) offers a secure. paaperlss way to
submit PCS related financial documents with
altoinated assistance to the member.
This process is accomplished using a "wizard
approach" to guide the timembers ini, .iigi 1'2S In
P]i. i'-.iilg by i.,ioi'iliiir4 an Interactive interview
session that will explain IPCS entitlementits based
on information provided by member. PIPS can
be accessed via a secure web site ii'l'ph. illo'l.
eFinam c, using their conmmonl access card aind
pin. Once a user navigates to the PIPS site, tihe
system will use easy to understand question and
answer sessions to take the member through tihe
process of PCS Travel from start to finish. The
"wizard" technology will make it virtually linpos
sible to overlook even the smallest detail when
' ii"iL linng a PCS Ini voullcher.
Because we know this may be a confus-
ing period In a miiilli.nv career. we focused on
the need for an accurate. relevant infonnation
exchange. When a rmenlber starts using PI'S.
they will be asked wheilier Ill are PCSlng to
an overseas location or within li eh continental
United Stales. PIPS will use this response Io
presTlt a briefing containing the correct infornia
tion ibsed on where they are going. Included In1
this briefing are links to entitlements, rates pay
able, and fiit.:.l'iIllv asked questions relative to
the IPS tmove,
The information provided includes travel enti-
lenmenits for ill1-in.-. per diem and disloca-
tion allowance. Basic Allowance for Housing.
Temporary Lodging Explense, Family Separation
Allowance. Enlisted Meal Deductions. Advance
Military I'.v Cost of Living Allowance. Overseas
HousingAlhowance, I 1- li -liill, PD-iiv. Imminent
Danger Pay. and Combat .Zone Tax EIxclusion.
PIPS also has a Iilriilg area where the local
Financial Services Office I(SOI can include a tal
lored briefing or provide information specific to
their location for the member to review, The FSO
can supply base-specilie contact infonnation,
hours of operation, or other Information that
customers may need.
For members arriving at their new duty sta
lion. PIPS will autonmate and standardize the
documentation portion of the Financial Services
in-P.,'.-isiigi imr.flui. By using PIPS, tmen-
bers will be able to initiate and complete their
Financial Services In-Processing from anywhere
in the world using a CAC-enabled computer.
Active Duty personnel can view a decmonstra
lion video of PIPS i\ I k Ili is the Money Finance
Central website at www.my.af.nll.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program going strong
4Sth SW Legal office
The Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance (VITA) Pi '. i ii
provides free income tax
return preparation for all
active duty, reserve and
retired military and civil-
lan persomlel of the Patrick
Air Force Base .rniilliiinv.
The Patrick VITA Progranr
is sponsored by the Legal
Office and Project Emeritus.
The E-file service is provided
by volunteer tax counselors
who have been trained and
certified by Ihe IRS.
The service is provided
at the Shark Center (Bklg.
3655) which is located Just
north of the CI .i u1l hi the
South Patrick I housing com-
plex (Pelican Coast). The
Shark Cenler is on Harrier
Ave. and can be accessed
from Soulh Patrick Drive
or State Road A1A via
Shearwater Parkway, (the
fourth traffic signal south of
In order for your VITA
tax counselor to prepare
your return the following
documentation is required:
picture 11D social security
cards (or military ID with
social security number for
tax payer, spouse and all
dependents listed on the
tax return: income state
ments for wages, interest,
dividends, pensions, social
siirii\ and other (W-2s,
and 1099s); expense state-
ments to itemize deducli ons:
a copy of last year's tax
return (if available): and tile
account number and roul-
Ing number tf direct deposit
of refunds (or to debit pay-
nent of any taxes due) is
There is an addition-
al standard deduction for
those who don't itemize
their deductions, but pay
real estate taxes. The addi-
tional deduction amount
is equal to the amount of
real estate taxes paid up
to 8500 for single filers or
up to $1,000 for joint filers.
This deduction Is available
for the 2008 tax year and
increases your standard
of real estate taxes paid
should be brought to the
If you did not qualify or
did not receive the maxi
mum amount for the 2008
economic stimulus pay
rent you may be entitled
to a recovery rebate credit
when you file your 2008 tax
return. You need to know
the amount of the payment
you received in 2008, which
can be found on your ceco
nomic stimulus payment
notice (notice 13781.
The VITA tax counselor
will evaluate your situation
and status to determine
your I Ilell,.lIii for the vart
ous tax credits including the
earned Incomne tax credit.
child tax credits. child and
dependent Care, education
and retirement savings con-
Tax return Preparation
Assistance service Is avail
able Monday 1111 iuh Friday
from9a.m. to5p.an. Ilir.. Jil
April 15. Call the Tax Office
to make an appointment at
(321) 494 4718.
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March 13, 2009 Missileer 5
Women's History Month: what would Johnson do?
By Senior Airman Kara Torres
'That's recyclable." she calmly
adrmonishes without looking up froI
her work. One of Senior Airman
Taunara Johnson's co workers has
tossed an empty Coke bottle lltlo
the snall I rash cat In (lie office.
With a sigh that says "she's right."
her en worker quickly lakes Ith
bottle oul of h e trash and walks it
over to a iinI'lCpll-,rinii area on tihe
same open floor where tlhe recycle
bin for cans and bottles is located
- approximately 12-15 paces away.
Airman Johnson Is from Fort
Meyers and has been stationed at
Patrick Air Force Base since 2007.
She volunteered to be the recycling
monitor for her shop in t ie Air Force
Technical Applications Center and
has done a superb job with "green"
inemos and polite reminders.
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Senior Airman Tamara Johnson
xelieves "saving the planet starts at
Ihome small deeds anid changes to
habits call lakel a tihuge dlifericrnce."
For example, she and her husband
gladly use canvas bags when il>'tv
go shopping instead of tie store's
plastic sacks. She also composts
food scraps and uses the compost to
organically grow a few of their own
Airman Johnson stated that
u"1, ui; green is simpler and cheaper
thta some folks make II out to be."
It may take a bit of research bui
once that is done and you know
where to shop and what to do, doing
whal vou can lo save the earth is in
fact relatively simple and heall hier.
"It Is my belief." she said. "that heal-
ing tire planet Is an integral parl of
a h- jlilv IiI-I "
When Airman Johnson is not
working, she Is filling up her free
time volunteering with Keep Brevard
Beautiful. I he SeaTur- le Preservation
Si.. I.-\, and the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection's Spoils
Island Project, not to mention work-
ing on her Comirtuntity College of the
Air Force and her bachelor's degree
in Environmental Studies. She tias
studied some of Rachel Carson's
works. such as Stlent ;, ndr-r and
has found Ms. Carson's "life and
For all she does at AFTAC. on
base. and Ir the coinuntity, Arnman
Johnson won AFTAC volunteer ol
the year for 2008. There hasn't been
a week where the warning, "What
would Johnson do?" wasn't pro
claimed, and that warning heeded.
Thiank you Airman Johlson for all
your efTorts in taking the lead to
save our planet: II does not go
6 March 13, 2009 Missileer http:/Iwww.patrick.at.mil
Tech. Sgt. Bella Smith
45th Medical Operations Squadron
Reason for nomination
"Too numerous to list, but here It goes: Sergeant
Sminh was Cocoa Beach Chamber of Conmnlerce, Military
Affairs Council 2008 M%1lil.iu v v. liiit v.i of the Year. She
sets the standard In our clinic with providing top notch
patient care and always goes above and beyond in the
work that she does to help keep our active duty merm-
hers fit to meet the mission. She is the 45 MDG Top
4 president, and Is involved at all levels the MDG. She
generously and i.rllil.l<'l-ilv gives her ilITliiiv time to
help others. Sergeant Smith Is an outstanding asset
and continually represents the Air Force well with her
high level of performance and professionalism."
Ma). Michael Holmes. 45th MDOS
How long have you been at this duty station?
What is your hometown?
What's your favorite motto or words you live/work
"We are what we r li-.ai-llv do. Excellence, then. Is
not an act. but a habit." Aristotle
"Fresh Breath is the key to success" -Tech. S l. Bella
What inspired you to go beyond the call of duty?
"My family Inspires tme. I want them to be proud of
me for the person 1 have become, and how I give back
and care for others. With that I hope to inspire them to
be their best. I feel that going beyond the call of duty
will keep our country powerful."
Why do you serve?
"To have a better tomorrow for our future genera
The benefits of childhood immunization
By Maj. Brett Coons
45th Medical Operations Squadron
Vaccines are a safe and elfee
tive way to give children inimunity
against diseases. Babies have a cer
tain amount of protection against
disease, which comes from the anti
bodies from mom. However, that
I pr. li i'i does not last the first year
of life and children become suscep
tible to a number of diseases that
can be fatal, I[:'llii, In. Parents in
the U.S. have free access to vaccines
that can Immunize their children
against such diseases as polio, mea-
sles, mumps, and whooping cough.
Childhood immunization helps
the immune system build up resis-
tance to disease. II works by giv
ing children vaccines containing tiny
amounts of viruses or bacteria that
are dead, weakened, or purified coni-
ponents. The vaccine prompts the
child's irntune system to attack
the virus or bacteria to prevent dis-
Vaccines are safe. and the benefits
of immunization far outweigh the
risks. There is no reason to suffer
from a disease if there is a safe and
effective way to prevent it. For the may also develop fevers, but these
last 15 years questions of links with reactions are minor. Serious side-
Immunizations and autism have effects such as A.ll I i' reactions can
been suggested but never proven, occur, but are extremely rare, and
In fact, over the last decade every occur in U.S. less than once per mil-
sound medical study has disproven lion doses of vaccine.
any connection of vaccinations and The diseases that vaccines fight
autism. pose serious threats. Diseases like
Many youngsters have some swell- polio, diphtheria, measles, and
Ing or tenderness at the spot where whooping cough can lead to paraly-
the vaccine Is injected. and some sis, pneumonia, brain damage, heart
problems, and death in children who
are not protected.
Most parents today have never
seen these diseases and think we
don't need to vaccinate anymore.
Ilowever, t1 Is still Important to
immunize your child for the follow-
When immunization rates drop.
these diseases come back. For exam-
ple, a drop in perlussis (whooping
cough) vaccinations in Britain in
1974 was followed by a whooping
cough epidemic that killed 36 people
Diseases do not stop at borders.
People can carry vaccine-preventable
diseases into the U.S. and spread
them to children who are not vac
Some people can't have vaccines
because of allergies or other reasons-
An unvaccinated child with a vac-
cine preventable disease is a threat
to these people.
Our society depends on everyone
working irl.i l r to ensure Ihat all
of us can be safe. You can play your
part by making sure that your child
gets the right shots at the right
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March 13, 2009 Missileer 7
Twice-told tale: the Jupiter-A missions
By Mark Cleary
45th SW Histror Office
cies don't always agree
on definitions, which
is why two things are
sometimes the same
thing and a type of
missile can make Its
debut twice. A perfect
example of this fortu
nately rare phenome-
non is the first launch
of the Jupiter-A nmis-
sile. Depending on who
you talk to. It actually
occurred on two sepa-
Back in January
1955 the Army tasked
its Redstone Arsenal
to prepare a study on
a family of ballistic
missiles for Army use.
The Army's short
range Sergeant and
ranged Redslone were
In development at the
time. and Convalr was
working on a 5.000-
mile-range missile for
the Air Force. A few
weeks later the Army
learned that the Air
Force was planning to
Invite contractor pro-
an opportunity to get
Into the larger arena
of Intermediate Range
(IRBMs), the Army
proposed a new single-
stage IRBM called the
The new missile
would use proven
as much as possible.
but the Jupiter would
be taller and wider
than the Redstone. It
would employ a new
rocket engine to ranry
Its warhead more
than 1000 miles.
Following a persuasive
sales pitcli from Dr.
Wernher von Braun.
Charles Wilson decided
in September 1955
that the United States
would have two IRBM
grams one was the
Air Force's Thor. and
the other was the
Army's Jupiter. The
missiles were event
ally deployed to Great
Britain, Italy and
Turkey. but that's
Upon learning of
decision In September,
the Army did not
hesitate to divert Its
research and develop-
ment flights al Cane
Canaveral to support
the new Jupiter pro-
the Army considered
five Redstone flights
- nnmhered 1. 12.
46, 43 and 48 to be
Unfortunately the Air
Force had been told
that Jupiter test flights
would begin in 1956.
so it began counting
them from 1956 for-
All Juplter-A mis-
sties were essentially
equipped with some
so 11 was pretty hard
for the Air Force to
tell the difference. The
Air Force figured the
first Jupiter A nis
sion was launched
March 14, 1956. but
the Army considered
Redstone U 11 to be the
lIrst Juplter-A flight.
Redstone il 1 was
launched Sept. 22,
1955 only days after
Secretary Wilson made
Both dates are
on who you talk to,
The Army eventually
fielded its Redstone
missiles to Germany
In 1958. bul the
Air Force was given
responsibility for tihe
Jupiter before it was
deployed to Italy and
Turkey in 1960-62. All
Juulter missiles were
pulled out of Europe
in 1963. but the Army
replaced its liquid
Fueled Redstone mis
siles with solid fueled
in 1964. They were
upgraded to Pershing
1A and Pershing n
missiles in later years.
The Pershings had
quite a long run In
Europe, but ultimately
they were removed
in accordance with
arms Ulmitation agree-
ments, Apart from
some Inert exhibits.
the last Pershing mis-
siles of any type were
destroyed under the
Forces Treaty in 1991.
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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Women's History Month Atlas V/WGS Launch
5K Run 9.25 p.m,
7 a.m, (Patrick Fitness Pad 41, CCAFS
(Cape Fitness Center) Surf Fishing class
Applying for AF Jobs Outdoor Recreation
A&FRC Safe Boater Course
WHM Leadership Panel Outdoor Recreation
Noon -1 p.m.
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Sunday Brunch Open Water Scuba Duathlon Preventing Identity Health Fair 3-Tank Open Water Family Paddle Day
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. class starts 8 a.m. (Cape Fitness Theft 10 a.m. -2 p.m, Dive Trip 8 a.m. noon
The Tides Outdoor Recreation CienIler, 10 .i m (Patrick 9 a.m. 1 p.m. iHanqi r R, Cape Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Recreation
Fitness Center) A&FRC Canaveral
Latin on the Beach Shark Attack Swim Texas Hold 'em Free Car clinic
2:30-6:30 p.m. Challenge starts WHM Book Reading WedrnepsJ Hur,-,ip Day Job Search 5-10 p.. 10 a.m. noon
The Tides Patrick Fitness Center 3-4 p.m. 4:30-7:30 p m. 10-11:30 a.m. The Tides Auto Hobby Shop
Youth Center The Tides A&FRC
Scrapbook & : '.'i, r. r, .
St. Patrick's Day Early Bird Bingo Pajama Club Story Time classes
Celebration 6:15 p,m. 6:15 p.m. 10 a.m. noon
4 p.m. The Tides Base Library Arts & Crafts
Marina (members only)
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Sunday Brunch Safe Boater Course Unlimited Bowling Lunch & Bowl Special Lunch & Bowl Special Women's History Month Egg Hunt
10 a.m, -1:30 p.m 9:30-11 a.m Special 11 a.m- 1 p.m. 11 a.m.- 1 p.m, Luncheon 10 a m.
The Tides Outdoor Recreation 2 p.m. to closing Rocket Lanes Rocket Lanes 11 a.m 12:30 p.m. Youth Programs
Rocket Lanes The Tides
Story Time Wednesday -lump Da, Heart Link class Rock it Glow Bowl
10 a.m. Deployed Families 4:30-7:30 p.m, 9 a.m. 2 p.m. .ui I Fi.l 1 ,.. class Special
Base Library Dinner The Tides A&FRC 5-7 p.m 7-11 p.m.
6-7 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Youth Programs
A&FRC Early Bird FRng)
6:15 p.m. Teen Night Surt i- i i: *h...I,
The Tides .0 30 Lp ri, 7-11 a.m.
Youth Programs Outdoor Recreation
29 30 31 April 1 2 3 4
Sunday Brunch Safe Boater Course Unlimited Bowling 10K Run Challenge Thursday Evening Golf Italian Buffet/Karaoke Framing class
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m 9:30-11 a.m, Special 7 a.m. League starts 5;30-9:30 p.m. 9 a,m.- 4 p.m.
The Tides Outdoor Recreation 2 p.m. to closing Patrick Fitness Center 5 p.m. Golf Course Arts & Crafts
Rocket Lanes Manatee Cove Golf
Story Time Aiirm n'ii L- .dei Jilp Course Historic Cape
10 a.m. Monthly 5K Run/1.5 School Cl.,s: 04, 04 Canaveral Bus Trip
Base Library mile walk Graduates 9:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
7 a.m. (Patrick Fitness Outdoor Recreation
Center)/7:30 a.m. Deployed Families Art
(Cape Fitness Center) Display Project Month of the Military
5:30-6:30 p.m, Child Bowling Special
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March 13, 2009 Missileer 9
BR CO. I (From left to right) Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton,
COLNCILFOaI DIIDAE Jr., 45th Space Wing commander, Col. (ret.)
DATE: 2001 John McDunnough, Junior Golf Volunteer
PAY TO THE and Brevard County Civilian-Military Council
ORDER OF: Foundation representative, Jody Clor, director
of the Manatee Cove Golf Course, and Dave
Spain, also of the Brevard County Civilian-
Military Council Foundation, are all enthusi-
SDOLLARS astic supporters of the Patrick AFB Jr. Golf
... "Program. Here, Colonel McDunnough and Mr.
Spain present a $2,500 donation to help sup-
ri 6 09ca-Ff.' port the Jr. Golf Program and to improve the
13iqg experience for the youth golfers of the Patrick
Pf,. Cgt AFB community.
Your Air Force Assistance Fund working for you
By Capt. Force Station and more thg a child wtllh special stonal.d:inh1',1 ... .\ The 200W AFAF section kevvorker to
10 March 13, 2009 Missileer
Military Appreciation Day
The umpires cry of "Play Ball" will have a
definite Ten-Hut" feeling as the Washington
Nationals host "Military Appreciation Day"
Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Space Coast
Stadium. Anyone presenting a military ID
card of any kind will receive an automatic 82
discount on any seat purchased at the door.
Personnel from the 45th Space Wing and 920th
Rescue Wing will be participating in a flyover.
throwing out of the first pitch and a swearing-
in ceremony of future service members
FRIDAY Paul Blarut Mall Cop (Kevin Jamoes. Jayma 1,il i Paul is a single, suburb-anl dad. try
Ing lo make ends meel as a security officer al a New Jersey mall. It's a job he lakes very seriously.
IIl.illlh no one else does. When Sanla's helpers at the mall slaie a coup. shiltinlg down Ihe lmega
plex and taking hostages Jersey's most formidable mall cop will have to beforee a real cop to save
the day. Raled PG ( violence, mild i rili-itslasr .li .' haunor, language) 121 mrin
SATURDAY Bride Wars (Aunne llalhaway, Kate Hudson) Liv anld ELnta are best friends who
since childhood have planned every delail of Iheir r[', 'i li\' weddings. At Ilie lop of Iheir bridal
"must have" list: a ceremony at New York's ultinale bridal destination the Plaza Hotel. Now, at age
26. ti\.-y i, both about to gel marred. realize their dreams and live i.hiiill\' ever after. Or maybe
not... Rated PG (-ii i,'si in content, language, rude behavior) 98 mrin
Adults 12 & '.It.I r S 1. 'lblldren 6 11 $2. children 5 & under are free.
Doors open at 7 p.m.. Shows befn al 7:30 p.m.
March 13, 2009 Missileer 11
Volunteers dig up ancient history at Cape
By Airman slt Class
45th SW Public Affairs
In the shadow of
Delia lI boosters being
readied for launch
carrying the latest in
pieces of anientIi his-
tory are being pli.ii'ked
froin the earth by a
small int hardy group
Led by Thomas
resource utanager for
the 45th Space W\'Li,
ilieir are recovering
artifacts from some of
the earliest inhabitants
of Cape Canaveral.
Mr, Penders Is a
gist and is ill charge of
all historic properties
on Patrick Air Force
Base, Cape Canaveral
and their related
areas such as Malabar
For the past montlh,
Mr. Penders and his
group have beIen work
ing on a site called
Lilltle Midden, Named
after the heaps of
earth and artifacts that
were lefl by ancient
peoples. Litle Midden
Is a 1 i4 foot square
patch of soil 1.5 feet
deep. The site was
found in the course
of an Installation
Restoral Ion Project In
At ihat time Mr.
Penders performed a
Phase I archeologlcal
survey. filling three
bags wilh artifacts .lust
from the surface, and
25 bags from shovel
tesls. He Is now back
for additional recovery.
Unfortunately. the site
was I' ir'i-ilI destroyed
during the 1960s when
the area was used lo
rockets. Remnants of
their infrai sl rcurre are
still visible amllrl. ili-
I ii i' l' i I'.lI. h
"The site was prob
ably at one lime iSI1ll
icantly larger." said Mr.
Penders. "It appears
that some of the site
was used at that time
to stabilize some of
the nearby unpaved
With much of the
history already lost.
the goal now is to
extract as much of the
as possible, said Mr.
Penders. He and his
team are now excavat-
ing the site. palnstak
il l\ filtering shovel-
fuls of dirt. shells and
roots and coming up
with 500-1000 year
old shards of pottery.
arn ror lleering a mne Llnle Mlaaen sure.
(left to right) Dale Hawkins, Timothy Kozusko and Elaine Williams sift through
dirt and stones for artifacts.
stone tools, and even
shark's teeth and ver
"There are nuner-
ous middens at Cape
Canaveral, but not
many with the number
of atypical artifacts
as we are seeing here
from our excavations
to date," Mr. Penders
All artifacts dis-
covered at the Little
Midden site will
be kept at Cape
Canaveral. Once the
is finished, a relxprt
will be sent to the
Florida State Historic
This will mean that the
Wing is not obligated
for any future actions
or compliance issues
regarding the site and
there will no issues hi
the future should the
Wing want to develop
Thomas Penders of the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron
holds a piece of ancient pottery uncovered at the
Little Midden site.
12 March 13, 2009 Missileer
Feeling sad sometimes no reason to get mad
By Chaplain (Lt.
CoL] John Baker
45th SW Chaplain
I'll bet you (the read
er) are not a teen or a
child, but you maybe a
parent or a grandpar
ent of a child or teen.
I'm not writing this for
you hut to children
and teens, but if you
read this maybe you
can help your child or
teen to understand thai
sadness Is a gift from
God and the root of it
Children and teens
get sadt they feel down
and get the blues. You
have those feelings and
so do young people.
Everyone gets sad. Yes.
everyone! Some people
have sad feelings just
olnce in a while, and
others may have sad
feelings pretty often.
More than half of teen-
agers go through a sad
period at least once a
month and plenty of
younger children do.
When you're In a sad
mood, it may feel like
it will last forever, hut
usually feelings of sad
ness donrt last very long
a Few hours or maybe
a day or two. A deeper.
more intense kind of
sadness thai lasts a lot
longer Is called depres
Sadness Is a feeling
It's one of the many
normal human enmo
tions. or moods, that
rod has given us to
deal with life. Sadness
Is the emotion people
feel when they've lost
or when they have been
something, or when
something sad has
happened to them or
to someone else. When
you're sad, the world
may seem dark and
unfriendly. The hurt
deep inside may crush
your usually good
mood. Sadness makes
you feel like crying. and
sometimes the tears
are hard to stop but go
ahead and cry; In the
end you'll feel better.
When sadness starts
to go away, It can feel
like a heavy blanket is
being lifted from your
For military kids a
parent's deployment, a
PCS move, or friends
moving are the most
common cause of sad
ness. It's very sad to
say "good bye" to a
mother or father who
Is leaving for a four. six
- in 1,
ment. The same Is true
when parents tell you
thai they have orders to
move across the coun
try or half way around
the world. It will make
you sad to leave all your
friends and school. Or
if your best friend In
the world is moving
because ris parents
"got orders" that canr
make you sad too.
Then there are the
things like the death
of a relative, friend, or
pet can bring weeks or
months of sad feelings.
The kind of sadness you
feel from the death of a
loved one has a special
Other kinds of loss or
separation from impor
tant people can also
bring sadness, like peo
-1 _1, I-. ..-. ,. I &-.,
a divorce. Sometimes It
Is hard to thtnk straight
because you cannot
get your mind off your
loss. Usually, the load
of sadness you carry
after a loss will lighten
over time, although for
a really big loss, there
may always be a little
bit of sadness lett.
Kids and parents
all feel sad at times.
The Bible Is filled with
verses thai. tell us that
God was sad. Sadness.
like happiness, is a gift
from God. If you look
closely enough at why
you are sad. you will
find someone or some
dream or something
you loved has changed.
eone. or lost.
Spouses Club meeting
The Patrick Spouses' Club will be hold.
Ing their regular monthly meeting April 14
to conduct official Consullutional Business.
The Executive Board has voted by quorum to
dissolve the 501(Cj7 Patrick Spouses" Club
Organization. Parliamentarian Kassy Brewer
will chair the membership vote which will take
place at I p.m. at the South Patrick Chapel
concerning this Issue. Point of contact Is Club
President Melanie Davis at (321) 536-3101.
Medical Poster contest
TIir' IiI11 MK le,.J ,,I dS ri 1 ir pMiq t, I i i is sponsor
Ing a poster contest. The theme Is "Children Act
Fast, So Do Polsons!" There are two categories,
Preschool to first grade and second to fifth grade.
The winners in each category will receive a $25
savings bond. and have their artwork displayed in
the 454th Medical Group. Entry forms are avail-
able in the Clinic and Satellite Pharmacies.
Tico Warbird Airshow
The 32nd annual Warbird Airshow opens at the
Space Coast Regional Airport In Titusville today,
Saturday and Sunday. Aircraft such as the P 51,
B-25, F104, F-16 and many others will be flying
and on display. There will be military re-enactors.
,iliLi ijI.- cars and oilier special events, The ticket
price at the gate for adults has been reduced from
823 to $20 and for children from $18 to S15.
Gates open at 8:30 a.m, each day. For additional
information call 268 194 1, or visit www.varwar
New Golf Fees & Charges
The new fees and charges at the Manatee Cove
Golf Course take elffecl' Sidi, You can view them
at the golf course's webpage at www.GoPatrickFL.
con. For more information, call 1941 GOLF.
Surf Fishing Classes
Outdoor Recreation will hold a surf tII',,Inn
class tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. (classroom instnic
tion), with fishing on the beach Salurday from 7
to 11 a.m. A second -' I Ikhllini class will be held
March 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. (classroom instruc
iton), with fl-iminll on the beach March 28 from 7
to 11 a.m. Cost Is 845 per person and includes
Instruction, trip fees, rod & reel rental, and bait &
tackle. For more infornatlon and to register, call
Shark Attack Swim Challenge
The Patrick Fitness Center's Shark Attack Swim
Challenge Incentive Program starts Monday and
runs II ir ,iltli April 10 at the lap pool. Parltcipants
(I.mnilhiv, are encouraged to participate too) record
and keep track of their distances Il a logbook
located at the lap pool. Guard. Reserve. family
members age 12 and older, and DoD and NAF
employees. NCYTE: Children between ages 12 15
will be required to demonstrate swiinulng pro
firin-. v before riit-.lRlig in the prr'n.tiii. Please
contact the program POC for more information on
lap pool guidelines for V\-iII swinmLers. The lap
pool Is open Monday Friday, from 5:30 a.m.to ti
p.m. (closed 1 2 p.m.). and Is closed Salurdays.
Sunday, holidays, and family days. For more
information, call 494 4947.
Summer Hire Program
The Civilian Personnel Office has announced
the 2009 Summer iHire I'r.'r.uti for Patrick Air
Force Base. Posllions available are: recreation
aid. IIl-.tloiint, lead lifeguard, clerk, and laborer.
For more information, please contact Civilian
Personnel at 494-4189.
Home Buyer Seminar
The Patrick Housing Office Is holding a Home
Buyer Seninar March 25 from 9 a.m. to noon in
the Shark Center. Building 3655 on the corner
of Shearwater Parkway and Harrier Avenue In
Satellite Beach. Members of the Melbourte Area
Association of Realtors will be speaking. The semi-
nar is open to all military (active and retired) and
DoD civilians. Please contact the Housing Office
at 494-2594/6318 for registration no later than
Family Services relocation
F.iilllv Services moved from to Building 415
adjacent to Tickets and Tours. For additional
information you may contact Elsa Kekahurna al
Family Services volunteers needed
Im' iillv Services Is composed of Airman's Attic,
Loan Locker. PCS Loan Locker and I .llpnii
Corner. Founded lin 1956, Family Services assists
olr DoD personnel with loan Items on a tempo
rary need basis wit I such Items as; kitchen wares,
futons. high chairs, car seats, portable cribs, play-
pens. strollers, etc. Managed by an all volunteer
force Family Services is open from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m., Monday through Friday. If you are looking to
re enter the work place and your skills are tot up
to date, stop in sign up as a volunteer. Rememlwer
volunteer work Is work experience on your resu-
m6. Without volunteers we cannot remain open out
a Il.jilv bass. For additional ttformation contact
Ms. Elsa Kekahtua at 494-5675/6.
March 13, 2009 Missileer 13
The excivtenent of Ith NCAA Final Four
Basketball Tournamenti has hit bases around the
world as people vie for lops spots In I ie Air Force's
March Madness online bracket tournament pro
motion. To participate, all you have to do is pick
up a game piece at Iarni' itlln' fit xi and ever
age activities (no purchase required) mad register
online using the coxe on the game piece. Then, on
Studay, you can fill ill your tournament bracket
selections. The First Place prize. sponsored by
Coca Cola. is a trip for four to the 2010 Final Four
Game for three days/two nights and Includes
iotel, air travel, car rental, game tickets and
SI.000 spending money! The Second Place win
ncr receives $5.00o, Thitr Place receives $2,50(11
Fourth Place receives 8 1,t00, and five subsequent
winners will wvi a Coca Cola NCAA Pop-A-Shot
arcade home basketball game. In addition to
competing in the online tournament, folks should
stop by p.trl.ipl4ltIg, food and beverage activities
- they are greal places to watch the games, uand
you'll tlnd some fantastic specials there tool For
more information, stop by a Ip.i1II I[p.!ln,t, food
and beverage activity, or contact Ms. Deb Eppler.
at 194 8063, (No federal endorsement of sponsor
Tides Focus Groups
The Tides Collocated Club Is conducting annual
focus groups to discuss dining options, new food
initiatives, and club programming Thursday at
11 a.m. (Under 30 Focus Group) and 12:30 p.m.
(Over 30 Focus Group), Lutch will he provided at
both ii' c.hm --. hi addition, free Stunday Brunch
certificates will ie given to all participants. Groups
are open to active duty oficer/enlisted personnel.
DoD civilians, and retirees, Your input Is very
Important and this Is a Ltu .i opporttilnty to give
the 45th Force Support Squadron and the Tides
Collocaled Club direct feedback. If Interested in
p uilit i.llUnlt please contact Debbie Eppler, FSS
M irk. Ining Director, at 494 8063 or e mall names)
to deborah, epplerapalric k.af, mil.
2-Person Points Tournament
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will hold a 2
Person Points Tournament March 28. with an 8
a.n. shotgun start. Format is an 18-hole, 2-per-
son team points tournament tean tolal of points
made. plus your handicap. Entry includes greens
fee, carl. prize fud., closest to the pin, and ever -
ages alter completion of play. Cost is as follows:
Annual Pass. $32: Annual Fee, $35; Punch Card
Holder $15: all others. 850. Save $5 by signing
up by March 21. RL ti ir.i ab.u required by March
26 at I p.m. In the pro shop. No refunds after cut
off, For more hilnuniatioin, call 494-COLF.