Vol. 51 No. 20 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. May 22, 2009
Pltwe b vy 2d Lt TlIha Gillabu
"We are counting on everyone in the 45th Space Wing to have a sate start to the 101 Critical Days of
Summer. Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend," said Lt. Col. Loretta Kelemen, 45th Space Wing
Saety Officer. "When conducting any recreational activities throughout the summer, have a plan, get the
proper rest, and drink responsibly. In all activities on and off duty, use Operational Risk Management
to manage your risk and remember your Wingman in times of need." For more on Memorial Day safety
and the 101 CDS, see page 3 for a note from Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander, U.S. Air Force Space
Expect delays, closings during next week's exercise
The 45th Space These exercises will robbery, hostage situ- Be aware of delays
Wing will be conduct- include temporary clo- action, base penctra- throughout the week
Ing an Antiterrorism / sure of some services, tion, major accident and make plans accord-
Force Protection and road blocks, gate clo- response and many ingly.
Deployment Exercise sures and *'iiinimmII L other situations that Please exercise
from I'l>--il.i, I liiiig li delays. The scenarios will test the wing's patience while we exer
Fi Ill.n of next week. used will include anti capabilities. clse readiness.
101 CDS: time
to be the perfect
The official Air
Force 101 Critical
Days of Summer
begin this weekend.
The DoD has rec-
ognized the period
from Memorial Day
Iiirinlllll Labor Day
to be the deadliest
time of the year for
our military mem-
bers and their fami-
this period the high-
est mishap areas are
in traffic and recre-
Whil te 45th SW
has been fortunate.
not having any fatal-
ities In the past, the
AF at large has not
been as fortunate.
Last year. the Air
Force lost 17 mer-
hers during 101
Critical Days of
The 45th SW is
not Immune to Inju-
ries during this time
In the past three
35% of our report
able mishaps hap-
pened during the
Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile
capabilities to America and its warfighting commands
Vol. S I No. 20
Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
May 22, 2009
2 May 22, 2009 Missileer
Never forget 'those who gave all'
By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
45th SW commander
Memorial Day kicks off a vari
ety of summer activities, cook outs
with family or friends, boating.
picnics at the park. and numer-
ous outdoor sports. Let's face It.
Americans love summer Yet, this
weekend is not only an occasion lo
enjoy time off. bu t t s an impor-
tant period for our nation to reflect
on those men and women who have
lost their lives In military service to
For more than a century and a
half. we Americans have assembled
on this day to honor those who
were lost in defense of our nation
and to reflect upon what was
gained. There is arguably no greater
sacrifice one can make than to lay
down their life for another. And so
through all the years and all the
wars, Americans have never ceased
to honor those who gave their all.
From the top
Not only do we honor their sacri
fee. but we recognize their struggle
- the timeless struggle to be free.
The battlefelds, the weapons, the
allies, the enemies all change over
time. The reason why we light to
defend the inalienable rights of all
people to be free remains con-
Let us reiemeber the thousands
who have made thal ultimate sac
rifice. Let us honor them [or their
duty to America.
Pause for those dead and also
thank the thousands who continue
to serve for liberty. I want to per-
sonally thank each of you in ser
vice to your country, as well as the
spouses and children who support
you at home.
American service men arnd
women take pride in the tradition
of service. They serve to defend and
protect each and every one of us.
The defense for freedom contin-
ues today and as we kick off' 10
Critical Days of Summer." we rec
ogirze our most valuable resource
- our people. It is our duty to be
responsible In our actions and
ensure safety for those around us.
Internalize the Whngman philosophy
this Memorial Day: watch out for
I am proud of your effort shown
toward mitigating work related lncI
dents. I ask that each of you extend
that hard work to your weekends,
especially this one,
Americans look on their soldiers.
sailors, airmen, and Marines with
pride and understand the value of
Their virtue and hard work are
examples we can follow, especially
during the "101 Critlcal Days of
Summer," and we can all sacrifice
to have a little safety.
Again, a heartfelt thank you for
all you do for your country, each
other and your family.
)t all get to do
Second, think about the history
you get to be part of and that history
Is built on relationships with each
other. Every one of us, and [ mean
everyone from our mission partners.
our retirees and our Incredible con
tractor workforce, can be involved
In launch and base activities every
launch is unique, every launch is
historical, and it happens here.
Third, take initiative. Don't be
afraid to try something new, but
when you set out. set out to ftiish
the Job and finish It right,
There is little more rewarding
than reaping the fruits of one's
labor. Our family has had the
chance to get Involved, build lasting
rclationstips/friendslhips. and take
those initiatives and what a won-
derful ride It has been
But most of all, let me say thank
you for allowing us to be part of the
marvelous Space Coast team, God
Speed to all of youl
Well folks... it's been two years
now and It's reluctantly time to say
1 say reluctantly, because I
know, like many of you PCSing this
summer, being a part of the Cape
Canaveral legacy and home of the
"The Sharks" Is a privilege few of
us In the Air Force actually get a
chance to do.
Looking back, I'm filled with
pride of the many accomplish
ments that we have made together.
Launching the first two Delta TV
rockets, conducting a major astro-
naut recovery exercise, leading the
conmland in wireless communica-
tion and footprint reductions, con-
ducting multiple shuttle/Delta IH/
Atlas V launches, leading the first
ferry flight operation in a couple
ofyears, Implementing the range
vision of the future, and finally con-
vincing our most senor oD lead-
ers of the fragility and value of the
More Importantly, although, it's
been the honor of serving you as the
Ops Group commander.
To participate in multiple promo
tlons, awards banquets, ceremonies
and speaking engagements like AFA,
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Foundation. AFCEA and the
National Prayer Luncheon has been
nothing short of awesome. What
makes this job so fun? Let me sum
It up with three simple thoughts:
Involvement, relationships and int
First, get Involved. Youll never
know what rewards you'll reap until
you Immerse yourself in what you
are doing. ts It frustrating at times,
absolutely, hut the rewards are so
much greater than having never
tried at all.
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Boton Jr.
45th Space Wing Commander
Mr. Brad Swezey
Chief of Public Affatfs
2nd Lt. Karl Wlest
Deputy Chief of Public Affairs
2nd Lt Triha Guillebeau
Chief o Internal Inlormation
Master Sgt. Robert Burgess
Akman let Class DIvid Dobrydney
Mr. John Connell
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Sulbmlelon deadilna I 2 p.m. the Friday
'Being a Shark' a privilege no
By Col. Bernie Gruber Co ner's Crr
45th Operations Group commrder Commander's Corn-er
May 22, 2009 Missileer 3
Kehler: Think seriously about safety
By Gen. C.
On this Mentorlal Day.
our nation is still engaged
in a conflict that puts our
airmen In harm's way.
Please continue 10 keep our
service members In your
hears. on your minds and
in your prayers.
Memorial Day also marks
lthe 1-iiiiilliiin of the 2009
critical days of surrmer a
lime of Increased risk due
i.o sunliner Illme activities,
Illstorically, we lose more
personnel to vehicle mis-
haps than any other type
of activity 12I1_- = 17 fatali-
We must learn from our
mistakes and those of olh-
Colinranders, be sure
your sumnner safety caim-
paigns aggressively address
topics such as water sports.
traveling long distances.
niolorcyckl riding, and
Remind our troops that.
excessive consumption of
alcohol kills. It Is the third
leading cause of death in the
United States (over 79,000
per year) and has adverse
health consequences and
Supervisors, hold face-
to face safely brieflrgs and
discuss risk management
strategies with your peo-
ple before they go on leave.
Don't sign that leave paper
work until you're coIninced
they understand the risks
and are taking them seri
To all AFSPC' personnel.
lake srlart choices this
Remember that we're all
mortal and somnetlies our
lives and hlie lives of others
depend on the choices we
Wear your scatbelt.. .every
tihe you get into a car,
Wear the proper rotorcy-
cle protective cquiplment...
every time you ride.
Don't drive after drinking
or when you're Irin'.lid .
ever. If you drink, do it
with moderation and avoid
participating in activities
that require good judgment
and dexterity. Think scri
ously about saetly--be sure
you are around to celebrate
Our safety campaign has
proven effective in the past.
but like the suicide preven-
tion and wingmlan programs
you are the key to its sue
Ike good wingmen. Ble
vigilant and willing 1o act
when you see someone tak-
ing unnecessary risks or
exhibiting signs of distress.
We cannot afford to lose
any of our Air Force Space
Conmanld I1.i1 l I members.
You arc irreplaceable.
1 am proud to serve side-
by-side with you. Ilave a
safe and enjoyable sum
Phltos by CheZ Sanchec
Running on (anything but) empty...
During Saturday's "Family Triathalon" competitors in four age groups swam, biked and ran their way
around Patrick Air Force Base. Two of the winners were Mike Bauer, who works for Range Management
Squadron, and who won the men's adult division, and Maggie Hatzenbuhler, daughter of Sgt. 1st Class
Jerrey and Tara Hatzenbuhler. Maggie won in the 6-10 year old female category. Her dad works for the
Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. For other winners, please see Page 5.
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A B-47 strategic bomber launched the first single-stage Bold Orion experimental missile (below) on the Eastern Range
on May 26, 1958.
Remembering a dozen 'Bold Orions'
By Mark Cleary
45th SW History Office
Nowadays Cape Canaveral's
launch activities revolve around
space launch vehicles and their
payloads, but back In the late 1950s
ground- and sea launched ballistic
missiles became main events.
The U.S. Army and Air Force fired
literally dozens of ground-launched
ballistic missiles from Cape
Canaveral, and the Navy's solid
fueled Polaris ballistic missile made
its debut on the range in 1957. It
wasn't long before the government
began considering the feasibility of
launching solid-fueled ballistic mis-
smiles from strategic bombers.
The Air Force awarded a shori-
term contract to the Martin Company
in 1958 to test the feasibility of Air
Launched Ballistic Missiles (ALBMs)
under a project named Bold Orion.
The concept was what engineers
called "cutting edge." but officials
needed to answer the feasibility
question in a hurry.
Consequently the Bold Orion proj-
ect used components from existing
The Army's Sergeant rocket was
used to power the single-stage ver-
sion of the Bold Orlon, and an Altair
rocket was added to complete the
two-stage, 1.100-mile version of the
A B-47 strategic bomber launched
the first single-stage Bold Orion
experimental missile on the Eastern
Range on May 26, 1958. Seven
more single-stage and four two-
stage versions were launched by
B-47s through October 13, 1959. In
either configuration the B-47 carried
the missile to high altitude before
The rocket motor [or motors. in
the case of the two-stage version)
Ignited to carry the Bold Orion along
a ballistic flight path to complete
The first lest flight was success-
ful, but the next four single-stage
missiles flew erratically or had to
be destroyed. The next single-stage
Bold Orion met all its test objectives
on November 17, 1958. but the first
two stage missile was a dud.
The final Bold Orion mission In
1958 was another two stage mis
sUe, and it met all Its flight test
objectives on December 16th.
Three more Bold Orions were
launched from B-47s in the spring
of 1959, and two of those flights
The highlight of the program was
the final test flight on October 13.
1959. On that date a B-47 bomber
released the fourth and final two-
stage Bold Orion on an intercept
course with the Explorer VII satel
The missile was equipped with
flares to aid optical tracking as
well as a telemetry transmitter to
provide data. Radar confirmed that
the missile came within four miles
of the satellite at an altitude of 156
miles. The Bold Orion demonstrated
that an air-launched missile could
reach targets as much as 1,100
It might even be possible to devel-
op an anti-satellite version of a mis-
sile based on the Bold Orion con-
cept. Though the Bold Orion project
was completed in 1959. its findings
served other ALBM programs in
May 22, 2009 Missileer 5
AAFES Memorial Day
Main Store: 10 a-m. 5 p.m.
Mall Concessions: 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
Dunkin Donuts: 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Charley's Subs: 10:30 a.m. 4 p.m.
Taco Bell: 10:30 a.m. 4 p.m.
Gas Station: 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
All other facillles will be closed.
Family Triathalon results
(They were all winners actually)
rears old: 16-18 years old:
e: Maggie Hatzenbuhler Female: Sarah Wassmuth
tcev Gilmour Male: Matt Outlaw
Male: Caleb Butler and Seth
11-15 years old:
Female: Amy Bauer
Male: Zackary Lelbowitz
Female: Catherine Callender
Male: Mike Bauer
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Golf Course Having Memorial Day Sale
This weekend, the Manatee cove Golf Course
will be hosing a massive inventory blowout sale.
Items are 10% to 50% off. Everything in the shop
Is on sale except PING products. The sake begins
Friday and ends Monday. Call 494-GOLF.
There are only two team spots left fo this
Memorial Day "Greenskeeper's Revenge" tourna-
ment, Come out and take part in what is suer to
be one of the most fun filled tournaments of the
Summer Golf Special
Would you like to play a lot of golf for just a
little bit of money? Check oul tie Manatee Cove
Golf Course's Summer Special. For S106 you can
purchase a summer pass thia allows you to play
unlimited rounds of golf from Memorial Day thru
Labor Day, That's just $1 per day an unheard
of savings! Cost Includes unlimited greens fees.
Participants must pay for a cart, but are allowed
to walk. and this special is valid after 9:30 a.m.
daily. The special Is not valid for league or tour
nament players. For more information, call 494.
Rediscover Golf Special
Patrick AFB would like to invite golfers to
"Rediscover Golf at Manatee Cove Golf Course"
for free Pay just 845 and get unllmited greens
fees for one calendar month. After that, tf you
decide to join for an entire year. the golf course
will knock the 845 off your annual golf pass and
start your new subscription the day you join. This
promotion is valid for new or returning golfers
who were not a prior discount cardholder (annual
pass/fee/punch card) within the past 12 months.
Special is valid June 1 October 31. For more
information, call 494- GOLF.
Family Pool Opens Today Pool Party
on Memorial Day
The Family PooL opens for the 2009 swim
season Saturday at 10 am. Normal hours of
operation are Tlesday thru Friday. from noon to
6 p.m., and Saturday & Sunday, from 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. On Monday. Outdoor Recreation will host
the Memorial Day Pool Party from noon to 6 p.m.
There will he plenty of games, prizes, and comply
mentary light refreshments. The event is free. For
more information, call Tony Boob at 494-9691.
Summer Pool Passes
Pool passes are now on sale at Outdoor
Recreation. Cost is $30 per person, or $40 for a
family of two or more. If you do not have a pool
pass, daily admission is 82 per day. Those who
have an AF Services Card can get a free indi-
vidual or family pool pass through the Services
Advantage discount program. For more Informa-
tion, call 494-9625.
Space Available Lodging Opportunities
Lodging has some special leisure rates available
for stays up to seven days for DoD travelers on the
following dates: today May 30, and July 1-4. If
you call 14 days in advance, the cost for Visiting
Officer Quarters (two-room suites) is only $39 per
room. A single private room wilh a private bath is
only $34 per room. For more information and to
make reservations, call 494 ,5428/5429.
Post-9/11 GI Bill Information
The Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) began
accepting applications for the Post 9/11 GI Bill
Friday. All members should refer to the VA website
at www.glblll.va.gov or contact the VA at 1 888
442 4551, for more information and guidance on
applying for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Transferability
of the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits will not be avail-
ale until June 1 through the VA website.
Drop Anchor at Barnacles
Check out the newest place to grab a bite to
eat on Friday evenings. It's called Barnacles,
and It's located at the Manatee Cove complex
(between the marina and the golf course). Starting
tonight. Barnacles will be open every Friday eve
ning between 6 and 9 p.m. You do not have to be
a marina member or a golfer to enjoy the tasty
food Barnacles is open to everyone. For more
information, call the Manatee Cove Golf Course at
494-GOLF, or the Manatee Cove Marina at 494-
7455. Complete details are also available on the
45th Force Support Squadron webslte at www.
Museum Open House
The Valiant Air Command Warbtrd Museum will
be hosting an open house Memorial Day Weekend.
Saturday Monday. There will be free admission to
the museum for all military, active or retired. Also,
all Brevard County residents will be admitted free.
ID Is required. The hours of he open house will
be 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Food aid refreshments will be
available. The museum is located at 6600 Tico
Road at the Space Coast Regional Airport. For
more information call 321 268-1941.
The 45th Force Support Squadron will hold a
NAF Sale May 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bldg
1391 (next to the golf course). The sale Is open to
all active duty military, retired military, and DoD
and NAF civilian employees. Attendees must have
a valid military ID or CAC card for entry. Active
duty military (and spouses of dcployed/TDY
military members with a copy of their spouse's
orders) may enter between 8 and 9 a.m. All other
authorized personnel may enter after 9 a.m. Tids
is a cash only sale. No checks or credit cards
will be accepted. All sales are final, For more
information, call Tony Boob at 494 2042, or Ron
Charbonneau at 494 7204.
2009 Wing Sports Day Olympiad
Don't miss the 2009 Wing Sports Day Olympiad
on June 5. starting at 6:30 a.m. This event, spon-
sored by IISAA and -lilton Melbourne Beach
Oceanfront. Holel. is modeled after modern day
Olympics, and will bring together 45th Space
Wing units and mission partners for a day of
friendly sports competition, The day starts out
with an opening ceremony at the WarFit Field.
followed by 12 competitive sporting events, and
culminates with an awards ceremony and Wing
wide picnic. The event Is open to all military per
sonrnel, and APF and NAF civilians assigned to
Patrick AFB and CCAFS. For more information.
guidelIles, and to sign up, call Lelane Roche at
494-3186. (No federal endorsenmut of sponsors
Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic
Attention Junior enlisted personnel! Don't miss
the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic June 19.
from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the family pool. located
south of The Tides Collocated Club on llighway
AIA. This free adult event is brought to you by
the Patrick AFB Top 3 and Team Patrick. arid is
sponsored by D.R. Horton America's Builder.
Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront Hotel, and
VFW National Headquarters. It Is open to all
active duty Junior enlisted personnel from any
branch of military service assigned to Patrick
AFB or CCAFS. There will be food, music, and fun
games with prize glve-a ways For more informa-
tion, call at 321-853-8234.
Family Child Care Subsidy Program
The Family Child Card (FCC) Subsidy Program
offers full time child care, Including care for
children with special needs, and for parents who
work swing and midnight shifts. Child care fees
are the same as the Child Development Center
(CDC), and are based on family income. To be
eligible for the program, both parents must be
employed and work at least 35 hours per week, or
be enrolled as a full-time student. Children over
3 years old are not eligible for the FCC program
If there is not a waiting list at the CDC. For more
information. call 494-8381/4581. or check out
the FCC Web page at www.CoPabickFL.eonm.
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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Just for Girls Night Safe Boater Course
6:30-9:30 p.m. 9:30-11:30 p.m.
Youth Center Outdoor Recreation
Family Day bowling Bowling special
special 1-7 p.m.
11 a.m. 7 p.m. Rocket Lanes
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Sunday Brunch MEMORIAL DAY Deployed Families Asian-Fac inc Dr.i. iir1 / Unlimited Bowling Airman Leadership Saturday Bowling
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Dinner Essay contest special School Class 09-06 special
The Tides Greenskeeper's 6-7 p.m. Youth Cente- 2-9 p.m, starts 1-7 p.m
RIe Fi'- Golf Airman & Family Rocket Lanes Rocket Lanes
Tournament Readinr:;- Center Beachside Luau 3-Tank Advanced Open
8 a.m. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Water & Nitrox dive
Golf Course Blockhouse Outdoor Recreation
Bingo Rock 'it Glow Bowl
6:15 p.m. 7-10 p.m.
The Tides Rocket Lanes
31 June 1 2 3 4 5 6
Sunday Brunch Story Time 95 Cent special Project Teen Unit Spouse Training Wirn. Sports Day Scrapbook Workshop
10a.m. -1:30 p.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m -closing Emplorienril 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. OIl,rnrpd 10 a.m. noon
The Tides Base Library Rocket Lanes 9 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Smooth Move 6:30 a.m. Arts & Crafts
A&FRC 9-11 a.m. WarFt Field
Families in the KNOW A&FRC Sailing class
6:30-7:30 p.m. Bingo Texas Hold 'em 2-3:30 p.m.
A&FRC 6 15 p.m. Welding class 5-10 p.m. Outdoor Recreation
The Tides 6-8 p.m. The Tides
Auto Hobby Shop
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Sunday Brunch Pre-Separation 1stT ir Airnrii' Bingo Summer Fe ,-lin.q Applying for Air Force Sailboat Races & Pan-
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 9-10:30 a.m. Financial Management 6:15 p.m. Program Jobs cake Breakfast
The Tides Fundamentals of 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. The Tides 6 pm. 9-11 a.m, 9 a.m.
Resumes Three-day Transition Base Library A&FRC Marina
1-3 p.m. Assistance Program
A&FRC class begins Kids' Night Out Saturday Bowling
8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. 6-11 p.m. special
Story Time A&FRC Youth Center 1-7 p.m.
10 a.m. Rocket Lanes
Base Library 95 Cent special
11 a.m. -closing
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May 22, 2009 Missileer 9
Brian Young, center, is all smiles after receiving the "Most Agreeable PAFB Collector" award during the
Bridges, Inc. Open House and Awards Ceremony held Wednesday evening at the Base Theatre. Twenty
five "Green Team Warriors" were honored by David Cooke, left, Bridges President and CEO and Col.
Charles Beck, commander, 45th Mission Support Group, for their recycling efforts on Patrick and at Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station. Members of the Military Affairs Council were also in attendance as they held
their monthly meeting in conjunction with the awards ceremony.
10 May 22, 2009 Missileer
Schedule school physical early
45th Medical Group Staff
Once again, it's that. time of year.
Summer is upon us and so is lile
need for school/sports physical.
The 45th Medical Group would like
l.o encourage parents lo schedule
children for school/sports physi
cals now. The summer months
are typically busy for the clinic
in trying to meet the demand for
children in need of physical exams.
Please remember school physical
are only needed If the child is:
* Starting kindergarten
* New Io the Florida school system
* Starting at a new school.
A school physical does not need
to be accomplished if one was done
within the last year If a physi-
cal was done within the last year.
then the parent needs only call the
clinic, inform the staff when tie
physical was done and what form is
needed, and pitk-iup Ihe approprl-
ate llph'terd forl, Most schools
have a 30 day window for physical
to be completed after enrolling in a
school. Kindergarteners must have
proof of a completed exam prior to
Therefore, once again, we highly
encourage parents to begin schedule
ing these appointments now rather
than later so that we nay alleviate
the problem of unavailable appoint
ments or parents not being able to
get their children in for appoint
ments before the deadline. We are
scheduling appointments for physi-
cals up to 30 days in advance. If
the support staff cannot book an
appointment for your chiklhren) at
that time. they will take your con
tad Information and call you for
the earliest available appointment
when it becomes available.
If you have any quest ions regard-
ing school physical or for appoint
ments, please call the appointment
line at 404-8241 and choose the
Military Spouse Career
Advancement Accounts program
45th Force Support Squadron
The 45th Force Support Squa-
dron's Airman & Family Readiness
Center want you to know that the
Department of Defense's expanded
Military Spouse CareerAdvancement
Accounts (MyCAA) program is now
offering up to 86.000 to military
spouses who are interested In pur
suing degree programs, licenses or
credentials leading to careers in
high growth, high demand portable
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Looking back and remembering Memorial Day
By Chap. Lt. Col.
John W. Baker
45th SW Chaplain
I have been blessed
o1 he stationed on nine
AF bases and God's
providence has made
Patrick that ninth arnd
Patrick's mission of
space launch and sup-
port of NASA Is truly
the finest mission I
have ever had the plea
sure to serve.
I feel a deep sense of
satisfaction when I wit
ness a shuttle or rock-
et launch because In a
microscopic way I have
something to do with
mankind's first steps
toward the heavens.
When I retire from
here I'll have a greal
sense of Joy ending my
career at a base that
is on the cutting edge
of the United States
Air, Space and Cyber
Chaplain's Corner I
[ jointed the AF as a
Chaplain Candidate in
[ didn't have the
lofty goal of proclaim-
ing Christ to Airman
all over the world. No
it was a more selfish
goal. I wanted to fly
in every aircraft in the
AF's Inventory. My
first flight came as a
1st LI at Castle AFB.
where I sat in the back
seat of an F 100 Super
Sabre (I think).
The pilot was a young
man who looked like lie
had stepped off an Air
Force recruiting poster,
Nol knowing what to
cat before the flight. 1
arranged to have lunch
with him. I figured, to
be safe, I would eat
what he ate, He had two
chill dogs. and I had a
cheese sandwich. Man.
he gave me a great ride.
Man. I'm glad I didn't
have two chill dogs.
The following sum-
mer. again as a Chaplain
Candidate. I was sent to
serve at Andrews AFB.
The Wing Chaplain at
was gracious enough to
arrange a tour for me.
I remember going to the
tomb of the "Unknown
Solider" and watching
the guards march back
and forth. My chaplain
tour guide took me to
grave. and through the
Civil War area and sev
eral other areas.
As the day ended
my guide let me wander
through the cemetery
alone. I was on a hill
looking over the marble
head stones when the
music of Taps began to
fill my ears.
I stood there looking
at those head stones
and the realization that
under those stones
were the remains of
given for me. Young
lives given for sons and
daughters yet to be
born. Young lives given
on distant continents
and islands. I began
to cry with pride and
sorrow, happiness and
humility, because I was
wearing an Air Force
uniform and somehow
in some microscopic
way I had something
in common with those
who lie beneath those
To this day, some
31 years later, when I
hear taps I remember
that day at Arlington.
those white marble
stones, and all those
who have gone before
me. I thank God for
them and for the joy I
have had in serving for
20 active duty years.
Play the melody of
Taps In your mind and
remember those who
have gone before us.
Scholarships available for chaplaincy students
By staff Sgt. J.G. Basanowkil
Secretary ofttle Air Force Public Afiairs
WASHINGTON (AFNS) In an effort to bet-
ler provide spiritual care to Airmen, Air Force
officials are offering scholarships for individuals
who want to become service chaplains.
The religious professional scholarship pro-
gram is designed to help fill manning shortfalls
within the chaplaincy for underrepresented
faiths within the Air Force. The program is
available to any commissioned officer or anyone
currently enrolled in a commissioning program,
such as the Air Force Academy or ROTC.
For candidates who meet the requirements.
Ite tuition will be paid. In addition, students
will receive a stipend to cover certain fees or
expenses as determined by Air Force Institute
of Technology officials, who manage Ihe aca
demic portion of the program. Individuals will
be required to serve for eight years, with any
time not completed on active duty spent in the
inactive ready reserve, said Craig Duehring. the
assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpow-
er and reserve affairs.
"This program is a huge step forward in pro
viding qualified chaplains for the Air Force."
Mr. Duchring said. "Our chaplains arc such
an integral part of our Alr Force and we have a
responsibility to provide their support to Airmen
and their families."
The program will help fill manning shortfalls
In faiths underrepresented In the Air Force, For
example. 14 percent of the 534 active duty chap-
lains in the Air Force are Roman Catholic. yet
they provide services for 25 percent of Airmen.
as well as their families, said Chaplain (Maj.
Gen.) Cecil Richardson, the Air Force chief of
"This Is a fantastic program that will help
us fill vacancies and make sure we're meeting
the spiritual needs of our Air Force family."
Chaplain Richardson said. "Right now It just so
happens we have a shortage in priests, but next
year we may need more rabbis. Either way, this
provision will apply as the needs of our Air Force
change every year"
To qualify for the program, applicants must;
* Meet Air Force commissioning requirements
* Receive written permission from a listed DoD
* Be in good academic standing
* Be younger than 39 upon completion of theo-
For more Information send a request to
Play the melody of Taps in your mind and sing the lyr.
ics below and remember those who have gone before us.
Taps Day is done, gone the sun
From the lake, from the hill
Prom the sky. All is well, safely rest
God ti nigh. Thanks and praise, for our days,
'Neath the aan, n'eath the stars,
'Neath the sky. As we go, this we know,
God is nigh, Amen.
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