Vol. 5 No. 13
Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. April 3, 2009
Run for the Sun
The Air Force Space & Missile
Museum has been involved in
an aggressive static display
restoration program since 1999
and continues today. Fourteen
beautifully restored rockets and
missiles, valued at more than $1
million, are currently housed in
Hangar R in the Industrial Area
of Cape Canaveral Air Force
For more on the Rascal pictured
here, see page 13.
See the launch
of the Atlas VI
begins at 8:31
p.m. and lasts
until 9:33 p.m.
Federal stimulus package to aid Airmen
By Tech. sgt.
Secrettano ,'fi. .lir Fonce
in dormitories, child
and energy conserva-
tion plans will come to
fruition as the Air Force
receives about $1.7 bil
lion In Defense related
appropriations Iliii rn Ii
the Aimrican Recovery
and Reinvestment Act,
military finance offi-
"The Air Force fully
supports the adminis-
to Invest Recovery Act
dollars with unprec-
and accountability so
Americans know how
and where their tax dol
lars are being spent"
said Audrey Davis,
deputy assistant secre-
tary of the Air Force for
financial operation is.
With a focus onl
Airmen care, famin
lies and envlronmen-
tal stewardship, the
Air Force's portion of
(le stimulus will spur
about 1,500 military
coustrunlct~ii i1111 I.I.irllm
Including qIIlli\ ri! Ill
upgrades and renew-
able energy research.
At Patrick Air
Force Base and Cape
Canaveral Air Force
Station, ARRA flids
will tI used to upgrade
fire alarm systems,
install ventilation sys-
tems and improve lighl-
ilinC i | ''Il, ii,'l systems
on launch pads.
"We welcome tice
American H, ..' \' 1
and Revitalization Act
Il'ailhii4 and the asso-
ciated transparency to
the public," said 45th
Commander MaJ. Brent
lachll. "These fluids
will go towards needed
repair and maintenance
of the Patrick AFB and
Cape Canaveral AFS
improving the quilln;
of life and safety of the
Airmen, civilians and
contractors who make
up our Team."
ARRA funds will
also be used to sup
port hn i prinlv pro-
See FUNDS, page 7
U, Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile
A" capabilities to America and its warfighting commands
Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
April 3, 2009
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Military children appreciated
By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Boltosn Jr.
45thi SW cvnurtunaer
Few Americans fall to recognize
the daily sacrifices that iillll.in
iemlxlrs make for their nation
around the world.
They may nol, however, recognize
the daily sacrifices made by the chil-
dren military members leave behind
as they selflessly protect our Ilation.
A vast Inlnber of military kids
must live with constant concert for
their parents on a datly basis and
are tbrced to become unbelievably
flexible due to ite b nill of deploy-
menits and the long hours service
members are forced to coniillt.
Their parents don't just miss a
few of their games or recitals here
and there; they are forced to miss
months and sometimes even years
of their lies, Also, military "brats"
have their lives uprooted every few
years when their parents gel orders
to PCS. That's a lot of "goodbyes"
our kids are forced to make. And it
leads to even more heartache,
The Defense Department recogniz-
es this, which is why 11 has named
April as the "Month of the Military
Child." First celebrated IU 1986. tdis
Ili -l111 I' n11l r, i lll. ISi is especially
important today as a ml.iaj.iri of ur
Air Force families are dealing with
extended separations and deploy
ments. Right here al Patrick Air
Force Base arld Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station, more than 100 of our
Airmen are currently deployed int
harm's way, and there's no end tn
sighl for these anytime soon.
I don't think our children hear
often enough how encouraging it is
ior tus when we finally get home from
a long day ard ll,\'v flash us a ltllle
smile. Our children should know
that they give us sIi inii.c each day
to put ton our uniforms and to do tile
"harder right" of -i. rill, III. selflessly
to secure their future and the future
of our nation.
Our children truly are unsung
heroes. This month is our chance
to honor them and to show them
our .1.ire' I illiIll But we aren't just
paying Iribute to the sacrifices ii ,-v
make, we are honoring dthe i lidk i
es Itey overconie t on ur hclalf.
We will have a wide variety of
activities for you and your families
.0 enjoy this month. I want ytou to
be sure to take advantage of them.
Don't let these airiazing opportuni
ties to enjoy your family pass you
by. You deserve some time with them
and they certainly deserve some
time with you. You all have certainly
Thanks again for all that you AND
YOUR CHILDREN do.
Editors Note: Please go to WWW.
GoPatrickFl.com for more informal
tlon and a schedule of events.
Character... it's a military necessity
By Chief Master Sgt.
45th Ml.~reratt biriu'-r Group
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Character. When you hear that
word what's the first I inlu that
comes to your rtmind? Maybe it's a
cartoon character or that person in
your section that makes everyone
laugh no alter what the situation
is. In the right context those defini
tons could IVe appropriate, but as
we transition into April, and with
its Year of Leadership theme being
"Character", we need to focus onr a
more appropriate definition.
Depending on where you choose
to look, there are as many as 20
different definitions of the word
"character." For this article I will
concentrate on a fitting definition I
found in my trusty Webster's diction
ary: "the combination of emotional.
intellectual. and moral qualities
distinguishing one person or group
from anotherr" Even Ill:nuh we are
a diverse group of individuals, the
rnere fact of being in the military sets
us aparl from the rest of society.
In this light, there is one char
acter trait that any Soldier, Sailor.
Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman
is expected to have: trustworthiness.
We are in an honorable profession,
the profession of arms, which car
ries with it the huge r, -p.,Ii-lnlli
of .I. I.-n liII~L our country. We raised
our hands and took an oath to fulfill
thal responsibility and the citizens of
our great country put their trust in
us to live up to that oath. Yes, some
of our brothers and sisters in arms
are on the front lies right now ful
filling their r','|'rii'.luiiu some have
even paid the ultimate sacrifice. But
I offer to you that those of us not
SIIrr.-r nll in harm's way or on our
respective "front line" right now can
do i ..- I li Inr every day that upholds
hie trust our country has placed in
us. .rI.-i ii. all\ each one of us has
to be prepared to step up when our
name is called. A large part of this
preparation lies in our attention to
detail during training exercises, our
attitude while staying physically fit
and our consistency in maintainiing
compliance with the standards that
govern the who. what, where. when
and why we do what we do in our
area of responsibility. All of these are
integral in our ability to accomplish
the mission which, in turn, is vital
itt maiainaing the irnsl of our great
Trustworthiness has always been
associated with the character of
the military professional, and as we
focus on "character" in the month of
April. take pride in being part of this
,iiimuii-ijI ItJ group.
Brig. Gen, Edward L. Bolton Jr.
Mr. Brad Sweey
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Capt. Amber Mllterchip
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Mr. Chris Calkins
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2nd Lt. Karl WIest
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Final week of Air Force Assista
By Capt. Michael Lynn
A lA) PrJfeei (1_, __*_
In 2008, tile Air Force Aid So:ety (AFAS)
!lr .*1 ilt donations from the Air Force Assistance
Fund (AFAF) Drive, donated more than 8107.000
to I lie 'i-. i. r'.11 v Assistance Program" at Patrick
Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station and more than 13.5 million across the
Air Force. The purpose of this program is to offer
Emergency Assistance when a qualifying indtvid
ual cannot otherwise pay for specific basic needs
essential to collinued personal effeclivenless as
an Air force mneniber. Emergency Assistance usu
ally combines an assessment of the emergency
situation and an evaluation of the personal bud
get to arrive at a decision to make an interest free
loan. a grant, or combination of both. The Ft I, i\'
believes that it is better to err on the side of
generosity in .tniilt, with need. However. AFAS
does not provide assistance for nonessenrials.
April 3, 2009 Missileer 3
since Fund drive
nor does It supplement (lie income of people who
( ini '.h i, lv lack sufflcien self-discipline to live
within their means.
AFAS maintains an open door policy that
encourages Individuals to apply for assistance
when they feel an emergency situation exists
ul keeps Ihe collunander Informed when a
personal problem surfaces that might affect the
performance of duty.
Timely response to personal emergencies is the
AFAS watchword: Streamlined procedures are
authorized when the need Is under S250 or the
situation Is urgent. Contact the Airman & Family
Readiness Center for further details.
The 2009 AFAF Drive ends April 10. Please see
your Unitl Irr.*lnI Offleer or section keyworker
lo contribute. The Patrick AFB goal for 2009 Is
Help stamp out sexual assault in April
By Ernie Gray
I'- .I J mne Coordinator
Thls April, America
and the Department
of Defense (DoD) take
a concerted stand
against sexual assault
as we observe Sexual
Month (SAAM). This
annual event provides
us with the opportu-
nitv to increase knowl-
edge and promote pre-
vention of this crime
!InI u11 11 special events
and public education.
Thls year's theme,
"My Sir, liiL.ll is for
Defendlrg." is intend
ed to 1i.ijll.i.hl the fact
that our mission not
only Involves nation-
al defense, hut the
defense and safety of
the Americans who vol-
untarily risk their lives
to defend our freedom.
Every servicemen eri-
ber, starting with
senior leadership, must
understand his or her
duty .o safely inter-
vene and prevent the
crime of sexual assault.
a dity to L-,.dcle Inter
vene when ln-\v iden
tify behaviors that may
lead to sexual assault.
Sexual assault degrades
mission readiness and
is fluitmOiA.nl iull at
odds with the respon-
-ll.itlv of the men and
women in ulniforr to
treat all people with
Slit iiv and respect.
Sexual assault Is one
of the most underre
ported violent crimes
In America today.
According to research,.
82 84 percent of sex
lal assaults are not
reported to law enforce-
nlent. On average. 526
Americans per day
reported being sexually
assaulted in 2005 (cal
dilation based otl data
front the Department
of Justice). In fiscal
year 2007, there were
2088 reports of sexu
al assault by military
service Ill elbers. Of
those, aoul. 2000 were
ani 705 were restricted
Since 2004, advance
ments in reporting
options have helped
create a climate of con
fldence In tr.plrirlima in
Jtue 2005. the restrict-
ed r, I','r ln I option was
created. This option
enables victims on
active duty status to
report tile assault to
the SARC or healthcare
provider and receive the
care that !ii v deserve
without (riggering the
im, hli: III,'- process.
Sixty five percent of
the increase in sexual
assault reports involve
ing military members
can be attributed to
tie restricted reporting
option. Tills alternate
choice, coupled with
of sexual assault and
vigorous training. has
encouraged more vie
tims to take a stand
against their assailant.
Linu polices aadress
sexual assault preven-
tion. seeking to estab-
lish a climate of confll
dence In which:
* education and train-
ing create anr environ-
ment of zero tolerance
for sexual assault and
the attitudes that pro-
* victims of sexual
assault receive the care
and support that they
* offenders are held
accountable for their
Take an active stand
In learning more about
sexual assault and its
prevention by partici
piliii in local SAAM
events during the
month of April. Your
efforts could have long-
tern effects on your fel
low service members.
Prevention is the key.
Make a difference.
For more inform
tion about SAAM actlvi
ties, contact me at 494-
The Ifolowlnpi events have been scheduled
in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness
Guest Speaker Veraanda Jackson: April
10. 10 11 a.m., Base Theater. Ms. Jackson
is a former p]roseiuIlJi1Lp attorney in Orlando,
motivational speaker, author of 2 motivational
books, and a sexual assault survivor. Her
last assi Pnilllten was in the specialized unit
of Sex Crimes and Child Abuse. Ms. Jackson
is rurri-'ntly the primary legal instructor for
the Criminal Justice Institute at Valencia
'oniiinrunity Collec-e Her experience and exper-
tise in the area of sexual assault will provide
the capstone to the observance's nlonih long
Sexual Assault (SA) Information/
]Turesttav. 10 a.m. -I p.m.. Base E.xt lluani.
April 15, 7:15-10 am.. Patrick Fitness
April 22, 11 a.m. 1 p.m., Riverside Dining
Sex Signals Program: April 30, 10-11:30
P in Base Theater. Sex Signals Is a highly
acclaimed and ilopular nalJoria sexual assault
prevention and awareness act that includes
Interactive skits d(alljn with dacliu. rape,
consent, body I.nlglgti alcohol, and Inter
ventlon. *Attendance at this event will meet
the mandatory requirement for annual sexual
Ever wonder how our mascot got his name?
By Mark Cleary
45th SW History Ofice
Over Its long his-
tory Cape Canaveral
has attracted its share
of missile programs
memorable or danger
ous sounding names.
The vast majority of
them lived up to their
tions. hul a few were
they repeatedly failed
lo deliver the goods.
None of them. how-
ever, was maligned as
much as the Illfated
There was the "No-
Go Navalho of course,
but that nickname
was only partially
deserved. Navaho X-
10 winged missiles
flew wel enough, but
they had a nasty ten.
dency to crash and
burn whenever con-
trollers attempted to
land them at the Skid
Strip. The follow on
Navaho XSM-64s were
the real source of the
an XSM 64 flew and
there were only 11
flights It Invariably
once did an XSM 64
manage to get more
than 1,000 miles
downrange, and even
that flight ended in a
"flame out." So why
did the Snark become
the goat for Eastern
First of all, a lot of
Snark winged missiles
flew from the Cape.
and the lest flight
program was around
for a very long time
before the w-eapon
system became opera-
tional. Including three
"dummy" Snarks that
looked nothing like tile
rest of the missiles.
98 Snarks were flown
between Aug. 29. 1952
and Dec. 6. 1960.
The 702nd Strategic
Missile Wing managed
to place the first Snark
on alert at Presque
Isle. Maine. March
18. 1960. but the
Wing didn't become
operational intlil Feb.
28, 1961, About a
month later. President
Kennedy declared the
Snark "obsolete and
of marginal military
value." After so much
effort and struggle,
the Snark's end came
quickly. SAC inacti
vated the 702nd June
Secondly, there was
the name. While other
missiles were given
like Thor. Jupiter,
Atlas and Titan, our
hero was named after
the legendary beast
Lewis Carroll chose for
his nonsense poem.
The fHutintI f the
Snark. In the poem a
member of the hunt
ing party, a baker.
finds a Snark, but the
beast turns out to be
a Boojum, and the
baker vanishes away.
never to be seen again.
This cautionary tale
had implications for
anyone who tangles
with a Snark, as I'm
sure SAC would have
agreed back in 1961,
Third and perhaps
finally, the Snark was
designed to fly Inter-
but it was often delib-
erately dupede" into
various watery target
areas to test Its term
nal dive capability. So
a lot of Snarks wound
up in watery graves.
Hence the Range Rats'
awful but memorable
pun, "you know. this
station is surrounded
by Snark infested
waters." It didn't help
the missile's reputa-
tion that one Snark
signals Dec. 5, 1956
and flew all the way to
South America before
crashing harmlessly in
the Jungles of Brazil.
But let's be fair
about the ill-starred
missile. A Snark
landed successfully at
the Skid Strip Oct. 2,
1956. There were four
more successful Snark
landings in 1957, and
those recoveries alone
saved the govern-
ment twice the cost
of the Skid Strip's
Snark flew all the way
to Ascension Island
on Oct. 31, 1957.
Another Snark lit its
target 5.000 miles
downrange in January
Not bad for a leg
endary beast. The
first production ver-
sion of the Snark was
launched from Cape
Canaveral April 6,
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New office to keep vital Wing info secure
By Sharon Young
45th Securit Forces Squadron
In our evolving efforts to protect national
security, the responsibilities of some traditional
Security Forces programs are being realigned at
the wing level under the Information Protection
In November 2008, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.
Norlon Schwartz signed a memorandum direct
ing all major commands, and wings, to establish
an IPO responsible for assuming duties related
to tilfonnation, personnel and industrial security
programs. The [PO will report directly to the Vice
Wing Commnander, Col. Stephen Butler.
"In order to preserve our access to space we
must first ensure the Information we act on Is pro-
tected the worse thing we can do is act on wrong
Information." said (Clonel Butler.
Through a robust Information Protection Office
we will be able to safeguard our ability to execute
our mission and provide space based capabilities
to the warflghter." lie added.
Daniel Mclmarvey, director of the Air Force
Information Protection Directorate stated, "Our
mission Is to develop and Inplement security
policy, provide oversight and develop a converged.
enterprise approach across the Air Force to pro-
vide guidelines on how to protect Information from
cradle to grave. We are here as the Air Force's factli
tailor to orchestrate this coordinated policy devel
opment across multiple functlonal areas to ensure
the protection of information for the Air Force."
"Today, information is the ultimale commodity
and one of our most valued operational advantage
es Mr. McGarvey said. "We cannot leave Informa
tion unprotected and expct it to not be exploited.
We must assure information protection by making
security a natural part of our thought processes
and actions. We need to adapt to the concept that
every airman Is a security officer and is responsible
to safeguard Information to protect the Air Force
and the country,"
The 45th Space Wing 1PO Is comprised of sub-
ject matter experts in all functional areas and
may nttorporate additional disciplines such as
Operations Security. Foreign Disclosure and Anti-
Terrorism/Force Protection. Colonel Butler and
the IPO team are dedicated to transittioning various
security disciplines into a comprehensive security
program aimed at promoting and Improving secu-
rity across the Installation.
As the IPO evolves there will be a variety of
security disciplines chartered to form a Security
Advisory Group (SAG). This SAG will provide the
ability to conduct informed risk management
across the enterprise and assess ite situallon for
a security environment and to protect sensitive
Information and assets. Each of you plays an inte
gral role in assuring the protection of our critical
information and resources. We request your con-
tinued support of these key programs and the IPO
efforts and that you use your unit security manag-
ers as a conduit to raise concerns and issues to
(Additional information provided by Airmanc 1.st
Weather Airmen run across Sunshine State
By Airman 1st Class
45th SW Public Affairs
How many Airmen does It take to
cross the stale of Florida?
Eighteen. according to Ihe '45th
Weather Squadron. because that's
how many ran in the 2009 Sunrise
to Sunset Relay March 27 28.
The Sunrise to Smusel Relay
is an across the stale marathon
starling out at Jensen Beach and
Ili.Ipi Lllli, al Fort Myers. a total of
178 miles broken down into 36 seg
ments which are divided up among
This is only the third year the
relay has been run, and the squad
ron has participated all three
times. Radar Meteo-rologist Todd
McNamara first came up with the
idea of ] li ip II ll it .
lie figured it would be a great
earn building experience, and at
the same time improve the squad-
ron's fitness," recalled Staff Sgt.
Carrie Volpe. "he was right!"
For this year's race, the squad-
ron was able to send two teams.
Team Quasi- li,'ii -inrv with six
members and Team Gulfstreami
with 12. Each runner had a set of
~ Sa~P q
P tecs c urtie of 5taff St Canie '.ip
The 45th Weather Squadron members before the start of the Sunrise to Sunset
sections of the course to run, rang-
ing from three to eight and one-half
miles. Each runner on the 12-man
team ran three sections and run-
ners on the six man team ran six.
The first runner would start out,
cover their pre-set distance and
hand off their bracelet to their next
runner % i li ii at the exchange
"It's a long 30 hours spent run
ning in the Florida heal, sleep and
foxli deprived, but we wouldn't have
iH any other way," said Sergeani
The whole marathon lasts 25 30
hours nlon stop, and the only rest
tug is when not nuning. 'There
is a lot of ii ilillv time spent with
each other and everyone gets super
sweaty and tired." said Sergeant
"There is little lime to rest or
sleep and when you do, to escape
the I i ll quarters of Ihe van, you
may be lying in the grass at soute
exchange point in the middle of
nowhere along Lake Okeechobee."
The squadron wanted to thank
their two volunteers. Capt. Bill
I'- rnii --ii and Tech. Sgt. Melinda
Parker, who helped out at exchange
points, drove the vans, and cheered
the team on.
"We all do it for the challenge
and the experience." said 'ierg. u 1
Volpe. "We have many people that
are not runners who now LOVE
running and have already started
talking about next year's team."
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Amanda Randall (second from left) and Savannah Haynes (in red) show
off their prize-winning posters on Poisoning Prevention at the Pharmacy
Wednesday. With them are (left to right) Senior Airman Jessica Peters,
Melonie Randall, Staff Sgt. David Boerner and 45th Medical Group
Commander Col. Florence Valley, who presented the girls with their prizes.
Federal stimulus to fund important
projects at both Patrick and Cape
FUNDS, from page l
grams such as fuel- cell wind and
solar research anid energy security.
Air Force leaders support national
and Department of Defense efforts to
acdheve greater energy independence
through illinillu; thesee critical mill-
tary energy research programs.
"ARRA funds are being used for
high |li[.-ri\ II,.,l iu.LI- and repair
projects as well as new child develop
itnll t centers, military family housinglg
and dormitories," said Air Force Civil
Engineer Maj. Gen. Del Ellberg."Thds
is consislent with Air Force goals
to Improve lthe quality of life for its
Ainnen and their familiess"
Officials si-crili- dlv Ideinified
the locations with the greatest need
based on previously conducted facll
iI anUd reqtlirenlents studies to max-
Imize the benefit of ARRA funding.
A.' ,rlitn to lie general. ARI-GA
lillnii lt will ablee more than 1,500
maintenance and repair projects val
ued atl 1.1 billion in addition to
$260 million for Air Force military
coiislrction arid housing: $100 mil-
lion for four dorms, 880 million for
seven CD 's. and Sl0) million for two
MFl I projects. Additionally, Air Force
engineers will construct four F.i, r.LY
Conservation Investlent Program.
projects using $17 million provided
to the Department of Defense.
Ms. Davis said the Air Force Is
coninil led to following secretary oL
defense guidance to meet critical
accountability requirements while
ensuring efficient execution of the
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Airman 1st Class Dtawt Dobjrydrel.
45th SWPl' lit lifiipr i;)
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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
29 30 31 April 1 2 3 4
Kids' Fair Framing class
2-3.30 p.m. 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Shark Center Arts & Crafts
Italian Buffet/Karaoke Historic Cape
5:30-9:30 p.m. Canaveral Bus Trip
Golf Course 9:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
Atlas V/WGS Launch
Pad 41 Month of the Military
Cape Canaveral Child Bowling Special
8:31 p.m. 1-7 p,m.
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Sunday Brunch Pre-Separation 1st Term Airman Project Teen Bundles for Babies/ 1ipplrin for AF Jobs Month of the Military
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 9-10:30 a.m. Financial Management Employment Newborn Care 1-3 p.m. Child Bowling Special
The Tides Airman & Family 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. 9 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:30-7:30 p.m. A&FRC 1-7 p.m.
Readiness Center A&FRC A&FRC A&FRC Rocket Lanes
Fundamentals of Librar. Research Skills Spring Break Special Appr-c.iaiun fl.~hi Masters Pick-a-Pro
Resume 3-Day Workshop starts 11 am. 4 p.m. 5-7 p.m. Tournament
1-3 p.m. 11 a.m. noon Rocket Lanes Marina Manatee Cove Golf
A&FRC Base Library Course
I-d': rligh Out
Spring Break Special 6-11 p.m.
11 a.m, 4 p.m. Youth Programs
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Sunday Brunch Story Time Smooth Move Life Cycle Finances Sponsorship Trair.ng Airman Leadership Framing class
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 10 a.m. 9-11 am. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 10-11 a.m. School class 09-05 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
The Tides Base Library A&FRC A&FRC A&FRC starts Scrapbook workshop
10 a.m. noon
Spring Break Bowling Self-Publishing Teen Council mrerint1 Teen Literature Day !:. r 'ping ,...: F- -h -.
1-7 p.m. Workshop 4:30 p.m. 7-8:30 p.m. 10 a.m. noon
Rocket Lanes 6 p.m. Youth Programs Base Library Watercolor workshop
Base Library 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
Pick-a-Pro Tournament Recovering from Arts & Crafts
Golf Course Divorce
5-7 p.m Free Car Care class
A&FRC 10 a.m.
Auto Hobby Shop
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Sunday Brunch Safe Boater Class ItJe,.: .:, mel:. Orientation Troops to Teachers Volunteer Awards/Ice 3-Tank Advanced Sailing Class
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 9:30-11 a.m, 7:30 a.m. noon 9-11:30 a.m. Cream Social Open Water & Dive 2-3:30 p.m.
The Tides Outdoor Recreation A&FRC A&FRC 1-3 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Recreation
Story Time Banana River Swim & Technology Expo Teen Night Four Season Discover
Family Fishing 10 am. Kayak Race 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Unlimited Bowling 7-10:30 p.m. Camping Trip
Tournament Base Library 3:30 p.m. The Tides Special Youth Programs 3 p.m.
8 a.m. Outdoor Recreation 2-9 p.m. Outdoor Recreation
Outdoor Recreation Pavilion Spouse Orientation Rocket Lanes
A&FRC Pajama Club Story Time
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Fi~so-_` :u______ _Base Library
April 3, 2009 Missileer 9
Capt. William Ferguson
1st Range Operations Squadron
Reason for nomination
"Captain Ferwi-mI.' Is a well-seasoned offleer and a tre-
mendous asset to the 1st Range Operations Squadron. His
personal initiative led to the development of a new squad
ron Operational instruction Library where he manages
over 75 AF, AFSPC, 45 SW. and squadron level Ols. He
further extended his efforts lv iprmvldinl Ilki, library to all
squadron members via the -.m l.i n-i Sliar l ut il website.
As a result of his stellar work ethic he was selected to lead
the range team as the Range Control Officer for the recent
Delta II GIPS mission."
CApt. Keith Vnrvderhw,,er 1 ROPS
AFTAC team visits bott<
By Master Sgt.
AFTAC Public Affiirs I ".
(First in a series)
Clad in fur lined parkas,
the four person mainte
nance team from the Air
Force Technical Applications
Center approached lhe danm-
aged seismic 1iI -ui ill .-t tu site
at Bull Pass itl Anlarctica
with some Irepidation.
With months of plan-
ning behind them. Capt.
Brian Rickert, an engineer
in AFTAC's Nuclear Treaty
Monitoring Directorate, and
Staff Sgt. Andrew Bliss.
Staff Sgt. Mark Boris and
Senior Airman Damlen
Leppo. technical applica-
tions specialists assigned
to AFTAC's l. '. zi l. s
and Si-ii inll Directorate
Geophysical l'i iplinmciIl
Maintenance Section, flew
Ih.lCi.i\ around the world to
face the unknown.
"It was nerve xwN .I kullt
said now Sergeant Leppo.
who was promoted to staff
sergeant In January. "We
knew It was broken, but we
didn't know how."
Air Force Technical Applications Center Technicians Staff SgLt
Mark Boris, then Senior Airman Damien Leppo and Staff Sgt
Andrew Bliss wait in the McMurdo Station post office parking
lot shortly after their arrival.
Once Inside. the mystery
would be solved and the
repair work could begin.
Wilh monitoring sensors
on all seven of the world's
continents. AFTAC keeps a
etLillm-iii eye out for nuclear
detonation activity as part of
Its nuclear treaty-monitor-
Ing mission. AFTAC operates
and maintains tils global
network called the U.S.
Atomic Energy Detection
System from its headquar-
ters at Patrick Air Force
Base. Fla. Once the system
senses a disturbance under
ground, underwater, hi tihe
How long have you been at this duty station?
One year. two tnonths
What is your hometown?
What's your favorite motto or words you live/work
"Never demand from someone what you are unwilling to
"lonor and respect those that have gone before and laid
the very foundations upon which we build."
"Work to live...not the other way around."
What inspired you to go beyond the call of duty?
"My family and leammales. they inspire me to push
myself to greater heights."
Why do you serve?
"Because we have some really, really cool toys to play
om of the world
atmosphere or In space, ana-
lysts evaluate It for nuclear
Idenlifcation, The findings
are reported to national
decision makers through
the highest levels of the Air
It's ma ongoing pro
cess, wlb sensors detect
ing thousands of events
eacth week. Each must be
analyzed and evaluated to
report it as a natural event,
such as an earthquake or
lightning, or as a nuclear
explosion. The monitoring
equipment receives regu-
lar maintenance, and the
center continually monitors
the 1 i i lli rlt ig equipment.
The AFTAC technicians can
remotely troubleshoot the
sensors and evaluate any
potential Issues. The opera
tlot is smooth, with few
hiccups. Thai Is, of course.
until a sensor stops trans-
The data flow from the
Antarctica sensor stopped
in April 2008. When Senior
Airman Jack Cornelis in
AFTAC's System Control
Center at Patrick saw
the trouble Indication, he
Immediately began trouble-
shooting procedures. The
data flow remained stalled.
SnmIri llrnig was wrong, but
from Patrick. the technt
clans couldrn' determine if
the problem at the Bull Pass
setlsmic site was with ipwer
or with communication,
Since Antarctica is remote
and extremely cold, AFTAC
sends a tea on only onc a
year to conduct mainlle
nance during the Antarctic
summer, October to March.
The sun is out 24 hours a
day most of the season. It's
nluch warmer then, an aver-
age of about -20 degrees
as compared to an average
of around -70 liii i1 i .L liir
The location's extreme
climate makes logistics and
travel somewhat difficult.
Maintenance teams have to
bring with them all the tools
and equipment Iii v need.
For this trip. that amounted
to around 6.800 pounds to
be shipped and delivered by
(Continued next in'ek)
It's not too late to get help filing your taxes
By Tech. Sgt.
45th SW PtbibcAAffirs
Are you behind the
curve on getting your
2008 taxes filed? With
the tax filing season
ending in less than
two weeks, the volun-
teers at Patrick's Tax
Assistance Center are
here to get the task
done before the April
Located at the
Shark Center in
South Housing. tihe
Tax Center is part of
Project Emeritus and
Volunteers Income Tax
Assistance VITA). The
Tax Center provides
cost free tax prepare
lion lo all members of
the Patrick community.
The center Is staffed
with 16 trained volun
leer tax preparers and
there is usually three to
four volunteers working
during operating hours
to serve the communi
ty, "Our staff undergoes
four weeks of train
ing and tax prepare
tion exercises to ensure
they are certified to pre-
pare returns," said Don
Wtnterlch. Tax Center
bring their military
cards. W 2 Wage and
and any other forms or
documents required for
tax filing. People who
believe they may be
eligible for lax refunds
also should bring their
bank account num
bers for electronic killing
and a return Is usually
expected with 12 to 14
days, according to Mr.
"We serve everybody
with all lypes of tax
preparation from filing
RZ to more complicated
itemization," said Mr.
Winterich. "More corn
plicated tax prepare
tion involving Itemizing
for added lax deduc-
ttons requires more
So far tids tax sea-
son more than 800
tax returns have been
prepared at the Tax
Center. saving custom
ers $120 on average
if they were to go to a
paid tax preparer or
to Mr, Winterich.
receive many tax hen
efts, for example, all
housing, meals, fam-
ily separation and oth-
ers, are tax-exempt.
Additionally all military
pay for enlisted military
members deployed In
overseas combat ones
is tax-exempt, and offi-
cers deployed in com-
bat zones call exclude
about 87.000 of their
monthly pay for federal
"We encourage any
one who does not know
the tax rules to make
an appointment. There
are have been changes
to tax credits one can
receive to get the maxi
mum refund or to keep
from paying oo much
tax, and our services
are totally free and you
can't beat that." said
For more tuforma
tion or to schedule an
appointment call 494
are made from 9a.m, to
4 p.m. Monday through
Friday until April 15.
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April 3, 2009 Missileer 11
Revised 'Little Brown Book' now available
By Staff Sgt. J.G. tlon courses and intro
Buzanowskl diced to new Airlnte
,,, 1t,".'ogit i .i as they arrive for Basic
-'.. Pr..' fl 1i., Military 'rainin-.
(AFNS) Air Force
officials here recent
ly revised Air Force
Instruction 36 2618.
The Enlisted Force
Structure, also known
as "The Little Brown
Book." and he elec-
ironic version is avail
able now with hard-
copies expected to be
available in May.
The guide has long
been a staple of estab
and standards for
The last version was
published In December
2004. so several chang-
es and updates were
needed, said Joseph
McDade JIr.. the diree
lor of force develop
"The guide spells
out the baseline stan-
dards for every enlist
ed Airman. fromI E 1
to E-9, so everyone
understands what is
expected of then," Mr.
McDade said. "It also
defines special senior
cer positions and stan-
dardizes enlisted duty
Among the changes
to the book Is a (able of
conelnts. I(he addition
of the Airmen's Creed
and an introduction to
the Air Force trislltn
al competencies are
of all Airmen, enlist-
ed. officers and civil
ians with varying lev
els of proficiency based
on rank and position."
Mr. McDade explained.
'They. along with our
core values, form the
framework for force
development in Ihe Air
* Employing military
* Enterprise perspec-
* FEilil-.J'lufL Air Force
* Leading people
* Maln lt~.l.n organza
tions and resources
* Strategic thinking
* l-r.-L riil4; collabora-
* -I I t I ll l ,I u I .11 I
These eight compe-
tencies further break
down Into 24 sub comr
petencies so they can
be beller understood
and applied to life hi the
Air Force. For example,
"C-. l1111111 ii il li n is
about the Importance
of speaking well and
good \v.rillih skills, but
also covers "active ls-
lening" as a Imethod lo
and mentoring as well
as settling disputes,
Mr. McDade said.
lant change has beCen
in naming the three
enlisted tIers. F Is
through E-4s are now
In the "Junior Enlisted
"It was previously
called the 'Airman' tier.
which Is a bit mislead
llg, because every civil-
ian. enlisted and ofil-
cer In the Air Force is
an Airman." said Chief
Master Sergeant of
the Air Force Rodney
McKinley, who con
tribute hliellv to the
"The book focuses
more on leadership
and development." the
chief said. "We've better
defined what it means
to have tactical exper-
tise. operational corn
petence and strategte
"As I travel the Air
Force, I see this book
in constant use," Chief
McKinley said. "Our
Airmen refer to this
book often, and many
of them keep this book
within arm's reach fbr
The revised AFl also
computer use. sub
stance abuse, posi
combat stress and
concepts related to Air
Force Smart Operations
for the 21st century.
The Litle Brown
Book will be part of the
curriculum in profes
slonlal military educa-
12 April 3, 2009 Missileer
Space Club Dinner
The National Space Club Florida Committee
will be holding a black-tie dinner to honor the
winner of the 2009 Debus Award. John R. (Dick)
Lyon April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at. the KSC Visitor's
Complex Debus center. There are a limited num-
ber of free tickets available for 45th Space Wing
personnel wishing to attend. Please contact Deb
Stillwell at 494-5933 If Interested in attending,
Major Promotion party
There will be a promotion party for the 45th
Space Wings new Major selects at the Tides Chlb
April 9 at 3 p.m. Contact Capt. Brian Capps at
494 -8665 for more Information.
Golf Course Hosts Italian Buffet
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will host an
Italian Buffet tonight, from 6 to 8 p.m. Along
with the buffet, there will be karaoke from 5:30
to 0:30 p.m. Tickets are S13.95 per person (S18
at the door) and must be purchased in order to
make a reservation. For more Information, call
Bowling Center Specials
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will feature
tile following specials In April:
* Spring Break Special Tuesday. Thursday and
Friday front 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. April 12 front 1 to
7 p.m. (all games are only S1)
* Unlimiled Bowling Special April 23 and 30
from 2 to 9 p.m. (bowl all the games you can
for only $6.50 per person (add a personal size
pizza and a fountain drink for only $12.95 per
* Month of the Military Child Special military
dependents bowl for only .95 cents per game
every Saturday in April, from 1 to 7 p.m.
* April Snack Bar Special ham & cheese crols
sant, steak fries, and a fountain drink for only
For more Information. call 494-2958.
Kid's Night Out
Youth Programs will host their monthly "Kid's
Night Out" Friday, from 6 to 11 p.m. for grades
K-6. This night, the children will learn a few
dances and make up a few. The evening will also
feature games. arts & crafts, sports/fitness, din-
ner and more. Cost for the evening is $20 for
members and $25 for non-members. Show your
AF Services Card and receive a $5 discount. Sign
up required by Wednesday. For more nfornnation
and to sign up. call 494 -4747.
The next meeting for the Non-Commissioned
Officers Association (NCOA) will beWednesday at 4
p.m. at the Golf Course clubhouse. Refreshments
will be served.
The Arts & Crafts Center will hold 'framing
classes on April 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These
classes are a great way to save money by learning
how to frame your own certificates, posters and
photos. Cost is only $25 plus materials. Those
Interested must register, select, and pay for their
supplies a minimum of 10 days prior to class
dates. For more Information, call 4944270.
The Arts & Crafts Center will hold a scrapbook
workshop April 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, Cost
is 810 and Includes materials just bring your
photos. Registration required a minimum of two
days prior to class date. For more information.
call 494 -4270.
Banana River Swim & Kayak Race
The Patrick Fitness Center will hold a Banana
River Swim & Kayak Race April 21. at 4:30 p.m.
at the Outdoor Recreation pavilion. Participants
must report by 3:15 p..u, for a safety briefing.
Registration starts Monday and ends April 16.
Participants enter as a 2-person team. For more
information, guidelines, and eligibility require
ments. call 494-5042/4947.
Library Research Skills Workshop
The Patrick Library will hold a Research Skills
Workshop Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday.
from 11 an.m to noon. This three day workshop
will teach you everything you need to know
about using the library catalog to find books.
effective Internet searching, how to use data
base resources for reliable information, and will
include hands-on activities for each area covered.
For more information. call 494-6881,
Active Duty Appreciation Night
The Manatee Cov Marina will host an Active
Duty Appreciation Night Friday, The night Is
open to all active duty personnel as a way for
marina members to say thanks to all the men
and women currently stationed at Patrick AFB
and CCAFS. Marina volunteers will work the grill
front 5 to 7 p.m., serving hamburgers and brats.
Entertainment will be provided by Green Light
Band. and there will be door prizes. For more
Information, call 494 7455.
Masters Pick-a-Pro Golf Tournament
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will host a
Masters Pick a Pro Golf Tournament April 11
12. Participants pick a professional golfer that
made the cut and will be playing on the weekend.
Format Is a 2-person team (tour pro plus golfer's
net). Participants must sign up In the pro shop
before going out to play, have a USGA handicap
or play scratch, and If signing up April 12. pick
a pro that has not completed their round. Upon
completion of your round, your scorecard must
be turned in to the pro shop with two signatures
on It. Gill cerilleates will be awarded to the top
25 percent of the field. Ties are determined start
ing with the #1 handicap hole. Cost is 85 per
entry and payment is made at time of registra
tion. You may enter twice (once on each day). For
more information, call 494 GOLF.
Easter Sunday buffet
The Tides is now accepting reservations from
club members for the Easter Sunday Buffel
April 12. Seating times are noon, 12:30 p.m., 3
p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Eligible non-members may
begin calling for reservations Wednesday. Club
members will have priority seating. For more
Information and to make a reservation, call 321-
494-4012/7491 during office hours, 8 amn. to
4:30 p.m.. Monday through Friday.
National Library Week
The Patrick Library Invilles you lo join them
April 13-17 In celebration of National Library
Week. They will have a special library themed
Story Time April 13 at 10 a.m., a Self Publishing
Workshop April 14 at 6 p.m. (registration
required). a Customer Appreciation Breakfast.
sponsored by Hampton Inn & Conference Center
Cocoa Beach, Courtyard Marriott & Conference
Center Cocoa Beach. and Residence Inn Marriott
Cape Canaveral, April 15 at 7 a.m., featuring
hot waffles and a Teen Lit Day April 16. from 7
to 8:30 p.m. (registration required). where they
will recruit community teens who are interested
in serving as volunteer library advisors and par-
ticipating in the planning and execution of the
library's summer reading activities. For more
Information and to register. call 494-6881. (No
federal endorsement of sponsors intended.)
Spouses Club meeting
The Patrick Spouses' Club will be holding their
regular monthly meeting April 14 to conduct
official Constitutional Business. The Executive
Board has voted by quorum to dissolve the
501(C)7 Patrick Spouses' Club Organization.
Parliamentarian Kassy Brewer will chair the
membership vole which will take place at 1 p.m.
at the South Patrick Chapel concerning this
issue. Point of contact is Club President Melanie
Davis at (321) 536 3101.
April 3, 2009 Missileer 13
Chapel schedule for Holy Week
nienical Seder Meal
5:15 p.m.. South
Good Friday: Pro-
lestanr Service 1nootn.
April 12 (Easter
Stlu'lse Service -
a.m.. The Tides Club
Palm Sunday: reg
ular Mass schedule
- 8:30 am., South
Patrick Chapel or 11:30
a.m.. Seaside Chapel
Tuesday: Soup Sup
per 5:30 p.m. South
Patrick Chapel; Teens
U[AIig Slations of the
Cross 6:15 pa.n., South
mnedcal Seder Meal
5:15 p.m., South Patrick
"Mass of the Lord's
Supper" 7 p.m.,
South Patrick Chapel;
Adoration Until llmid
ii IIj Souili Patrick
Good Friday: "Litur-
gy of the Lord's Passion"
7 p.m. Snouth Patrick
April 11 (Holy Sat-
urday): Easter Vi\il
Mass 8 p.m.. South
Regular Mass schedule
The Rascal (from page 1)
Also known as GAM-63, Rascal was a liquid
rocket- powered missile launched from B-47
stratojet bombers at such high altitudes, high
speeds, and great distances from the target, that
bombers and crews were not exposed to local
defenses, The first launch of a Rascal occurred
in October 1953. Although the Rascal was accu-
rate and effective, it was overtaken by rapid
developments in the air-launched missile field,
and the program was cancelled In September
Type: USAF air-to-surface guided missile; stra-
tegic and tactical missile
Length: 32 feet
Diameter: 4 feet
Weight: 13,000 pounds
Wing Span: 16 feet, 9 Inches
Height: 12 Ifet, 6 Inches
Guidance: radio command
Power plant: liquld-propellant rocket
Speed: Mach 2.5
Range: over 100 miles
Ceiling: above 50,000 feet
Thrust: 6,000 pounds