Vol. 51 No. 21
Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Golf Course goes
The first of many
Let's see... over,
May 29, 2009
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is greeted
by Lt. Col John Wagner, deputy com-
mander, 45th Launch Group, at the
Range Communications Building
as the Senator and others receive
a "State of the Range" briefing at
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Wednesday afternoon. Also with Mr.
Nelson, a former NASA astronaut, are
(left to right) Lt Gen. Larry James,
commander, 14th Air Force, Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr., commander,
45th Space Wing, Col. Stephen Butler
(rendering salute), vice commander,
45th SW and Col. Scott Henderson,
commander, 45th Launch Group.
Col. Ross assumes 45th
Ops Group command
New 45th Operations Group Commander Col. James
Ross proudly accepts the group guidon from 45th
Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton
Jr. as 45th OG Superintendent Frank Evans looks on
during the change of command ceremony held May
21 in the Base Theater. Most recently stationed at
the Pentagon, Colonel Ross is returning to the 45th
Space Wing, having previously been commander of
Detachment 1 of the 45th Mission Support Group and
the 5th Space Launch Squadron at Cape Canaveral Air
Phco4 by Jln Dsnnell
SAir Force Space Command: delivering space and missile
r capabilities to America and its warfighting commands
Practice leads to readiness
By Brig. Gen. t an opportunity if you will: one
Edward L. Bolton Jr. From the top that they are more than willing o
45th SWcommander _exploit.
First off, let me just say "kudos"
to all of you who supported Ihe
launch of an unarmed Trident 1II
D5 missile from a British Royal
Navy submarine Sunday on the
Also, Ihank you to each and
every one of you out there as we
had zero reported injuries during
last week's holiday weekend. That
Is exactly how I wanted to start off
the 101 Critical Days of Summer
and that is exactly how I want tt
lo come to an end with everyone
sate and making smart decisions.
Also. I want to congratulate all
of you for your hard work during
this week's extensive readiness
exercise. Our IG team worked hard
to test our abilities to respond
lo and overcome a vast array of
situations, ranging from hostage
situations and base attacks to
major accidents and anti-terrortsm
It is great that we have such a
hard-working, talented, and ener-
getic group of people here who are
so focused on protecting the per-
sonnel and the assets of Patrick Air
Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station. Job well done.
Being prepared brings peace of
mind to all of us. It brings a cereal
tain kind of quiet confidence, a "we
can do it" mindset that Is not only
ahnost Impossible to defeat, but
also is vital for any military to win
the fight and to persevere under
such demanding circumstances.
We. as a family, need to feed
off that air of confidence, while
at the same time being ever vigi-
lant in our preparations for the
unknown. Remember: the day that
we stop training and brainsltorrinug
for what may happen tomorrow.
our enemies gain a possible edge
As Gen. George Washington
said, "To be prepared for war is
one of the most effective means of
preserving peace." The same holds
true today as 11 did centuries ago.
For If we relax our efforts and we
relax our guard. then surely some.
one will take advantage, We must
never let that happen.
Our checklists are vital to our
operations and to our security,
Equally vital is our ingenuity and
our ability to go beyond the slan-
dard when faced with opposition.
That is what Ihese exercises are
all about our ability to act under
By no means are these types of
exercises a thing of the past. Take
pride In your actions and learn
from your mistakes they should
be the only things going away,
Thanks again for all you do,
Seeing happiness in the windshield
By CoL James Ross
45th Operations Group comrnmrnder
In this first article since taking
command of the 45th Operations
Group, I need to say how happy
my wife Antoinette and I are to
rejoin the Shark fatly, We want to
thank everyone at. Patrick Air Force
Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station for the very warm welcome
back home. As I said at the change
of command: happiness is the
Pentagon in your rear view mtrror,
but true happiness Is the Florida
Space Coast in your windshieldl
Leadership for me is really about
service. It requires the leader to
put other things and people before
hin/herself. Leadership Is about
service to the mission. It is also
about service to higher authorities.
And It is certainly about service
to the people being led. For me. a
good leader Is humble, honest, and
cares more about the mission and
his/her people than his or her repu
nation. We are fortunate to have out-
standing leaders in the 45th Space
Wing. from our wing leadership. to
the group and squadron leadership,
right down to the workeenter super-
visors. While everyone has their
own way to approach leadership, I
encourage you to include service inI
your leadership style.
Our mission at the 45th Space
Wing is envied by most in Air Force
Space Command, the Air Force writ
large, and the Joint community.
Launching military payloads that
provide space capabilities to our
forces in Iraq. Afghanlstan, and
other places around the globe is a
dream Job. The fact that we also
have the honor to support NASA's
maruned spaceflight mission and our
commercial launch partners makes
being here even more special. I
encourage everyone to think every
day about how privileged we are to
be a part of the technical magic of
space lift. What was considered sc-
ence fiction in the early 20th cen
fury we make a reality now.
As we come back from Menorial
Day weekend honoring those who
gave their lives for our freedom,
we need to keep in mind why we
chose l:o serve in the military or
government. Everyone has their
own reasons. Somejoined to travel.
Somejoined for a hope at financial
security. Some joined to serve their
country. My hope Is that no matter
what your reasons for joining the
team were. you keep In mind that
your actions, no matter how far
removed from the fighting they may
be, affect our brothers and sisters
in arms around the world. Take
pride in what you do and remember
Service before Selfl
2 May 29, 2009 Missileer
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr.
45th Space Wing Commander
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Manatee Cove Golf Course opens to public
By Jody Clor
Manatee Cont Golf Course
Beginning Monday. the
Manatee Cove Golf Course
will be open for the public
Golfers can download
a base access application
and fax or e-mail it to the
golf course. Information
alxout the process can be
located by visiting www,
GoP'airickFLcom and fol
low the link lo the golf
course tab button,
Four years ago, the old
clubhouse was replaced
with a new 12,000 square
foot Iacility The catering
department is capable of
hosting tournaments, prl
vate partlcs. even weddings,
The golf shop features all
the latest club leclhology
including a filling center
as well as a wide assarl
nent of clothing, shoes and
name brand sundry items.
The restaurant is open daily
from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30
a.n. for breakfast and 10:30
a.nm. i 3 p.m. for lunch. In
addition the lounge is open
from 1 p.mn. to 7 p.m. daily
and offers food and adult
beverages until closing,
The course also offers both
group and private lessons
by two IGA professionals.
The course was originally
designed In the 1950s by
world renlowwed golf course
architeel, Robert Trent
Jones Sr. Several years
ago. Torn Faxlo performed
reconstruction surgery on
three holes to accommodate
new base housing. In all.
the course covers some 220
acres of land. lakes and
'I"Wo years ago, the greens
were reconsltructed using a
new breed of seashore grass.
called Paspalhum. This vari-
ety was found to withstand
drought and salty condl
tions much better than the
4159 Bermuda grass previ
One summer night...
John Travolta (center) poses for a picture with Ascension Island Air Field Commander
Maj. Jay Block (right) and Island Administrator Ross Denny during the actor's brief visit
to Ascension. Mr. Travolta landed on the island to refuel his plane following a vacation in
Africa and was given a tour of the base and the rest of the island. "He thanked us for our
service, asked a lot of questions about our mission and the island," said Major Block of Mr.
Travolta. "He was a really engaging and very friendly person."
ously used on the greens. swintning in the Cove bor-
And when you visil us dering the first tee box.
this sunmner, maybe you For more information.
will be lucky enough to call 494 GOLF. Fairways
see the beautiful manatees and greens!
Tom Fenstermacher putts out as Norm Yearsley tends the
flag on the 13th hole during the Greenskeepers Revenge
Tournament held at Manatee Cove Golf Course on Memorial
Day. Their team, including Larry Devine and Mike Connors,
shot a net 55 to capture first place out of 20 teams.
For Outstanding Customer Service. Professionalisml
& Impeccable Milliary Appearance, Tech. Sgt. Brett
Robinson of the 451h Comptroller Squadron was given
the Diamond Sharp award by his First Sergeant.
The 45th Operations Support Squadron recently
won the following Air Force Space Comnand awards
for the year 2008:
Airfleld Complex of the Year
Airfield Management SNCO of the Year
Senior Master Sgt. Nicholas LeMay
Air Traffic Controller of the Year Civilian
The following AFTAC
itembers have been select
ed for protTmtion to the
rank of Master Sergeant:
Tech. Sgt. Robert
Tech. Sgt. Troy Daigle
Tech. Sgt. Pablo
Tech. Sgt. Arvil Easter
Tech. Sgt. Donald
Tech. Sgt. Tod Fortin
Tech. Sgt. Keith Hodge
Tech. Sgt. Kenneth
Tech. Sgt. Sean Mathls
Tech. Sgt. Troy Porter
Tech. Sgt. Roy Sallions
Tech. Sgt. April Shake
Tech. Sgt. Shawn
Tech. Sgt. Robert Thur
Tech. Sgt. Sean Westley
Tech. Sgt. Jeannette
Tech. Sgt. John
Proposed Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability rules explained
By Donna Miles
American Foires Press Senrice
WASHINGTON (AFNS) -With Department of
Veterans Affairs representatives ready to begin
accepting sign-ups for he Post-9/11 GI Bill May
1. Defense Department officials are working to
get word out on the proposed policy regarding
the bill's transferablllty provisions to help ser-
vtcernembers decide if Ihe new benefit is right
Bob Clark. the Pentagon's assistant director
for accessions policy. called the Post -9/11 GI
Bill that takes effect Aug. 1 an Important new
benefit, In addition to providing broader ediu
cational benefits, it includes a provision that
enables enrollees to transfer Iheir benefits to
immediate family members.
This long sought after provision is expected to
be a boom for the military. Mr. Clark said, attract-
Ing and retaining the skilled force it needs.
"The Post 9/11 GI Bill is going to be an
extremely good benefit to attract bright, young
Americans to serve In the military." he said.
"The transferability is going to be a tool that
will allow us to retain members who have earned
Ilal great benefit and share it wllh their family
members and continue to serve." Mr. Clark said.
"This gives them Ihe opportunity to share those
benefits that they have earned with those they
The rules for Post 9/11 G] Bill transferabll
ity are in the final stages, and Mr Clark said
Defense Department officials expect few chang-
es. if any.
In a nutshell, any enlisted or commissioned
member of the armed forces serving on active
The Post-9/11 GI Bil is going to
be an extremely good benefit to
attract bright, young Americans to
serve in the military.
PENTAGON ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR ACCESSIONS PODIOY
duly or in the Selected Reserve on or after Aug.
1 will be eligible to transfer his or her benefits as
long as he or she qualifies for the Post 9/11 l1
Bill In the first place and meets specific service
requirements, Mr. Clark explained.
He emphasized that, by law, anyone who has
retired or separated from the service before that
date, even if It's July 31. won't be entitled to
transfer his or her benefits. Also excluded will
be members of the Individual Ready Reserve and
Most servicemembers who have at least six
years of military service as of Aug. I and agree
to serve an additional four years qualify, he said.
But Defense Department officials have proposed
measures to cover several categories of service-
members whose circumstances don't fit neatly
into this formula,
Another Pentagon proposal would cover ser
vicemembers who will reach the 20-year service
mark, making them retirement eligible, between
Aug. 1,2009, and Aug. 1, 2013.
Mr. Clark explained the breakdown, which
basically enables those affected to transfer bene
fits as long as they complete 20 years of service:
* Those ellglble for retirement on Aug. 1, 2009.
would be eligible to transfer their benefits with
no additional service requirement.
e Those with an approved retirement date after
Aug. 1. 2009, and before July 1, 2010, would
qualify with no additional service.
* Those eligible for retirement after Aug. 1, 2009,
but before Aug. 1, 2010, would qualify with one
additional year of service after approval to trans-
fer their Post 9/1] GI Bill benefits.
* Those eligible for retirement between Aug. 1.
2010. and July 31. 2011, would qualify with
two additional years of service after approval to
* Those eligible to retire between Aug. 1, 2011.
and July 31, 2012. would qualify with three
additional years of service after approval to
The servicemember's 36 months of benefits,
Ihe equivalent of four nine-month academic
years, could be transferred to a spouse. one or
more children or any combination. Mr. Clark
said. The family member must be enrolled in the
Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System
to receive the benefits.
Servicemembers also have the option to use
some benefits themselves and transfer what they
haven't used to one or more family members.
Even after transferring the benefits, they
remain the "property" of the servicemember who
earned them, who can revoke them or redesig-
nate who receives them at any time.
More details about the Post-9/11 GI Bill
are posted on the Defense Department and
Department of Veterans Affairs Web sites, and
the Pentagon's proposed transferability policy is
on the Defense Department site.
4 May 29, 2009 Missileer
May 29, 2009 Missileer 5
Space Command official tweets on GPS
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS]
An Air Force Space Command official hosted a
tweet forum on the Global Positioning System
from 2 to 3 p.m., May 20.
Col. Dave Buckman. AFSPC command lead for
position, navigation and timing, responded to fel
low tweeter's questions on OPS and clarified some
points that came out of the recent Government
Accountability Office's report on potential chal
lenges the GPS system faces In the future.
The session was the first time AFSPC officials
have used their Twitter page. www.twitter.com/
AFSpace. for a scheduled two-way forum. The site
launched in April.
Below is the transcript:
1. Get the facts on GPS! Join us at 2 p.m. MST
and hear from our experts AFSpace hosts Colonel
Buckman to answer your questions for all things
2. UtAFGPS AFSpace is live with our GPS experts.
Anyone want to kick off the questions?
3. JustnIlerman@AFSpace IAFGPS: Is there any
actual probability of the GPS systems going down
in 2010, or is it just worst case scenario like my
4. r@JustinHerman: No, the GPS will not go down.
GAO points out, there is potential risk associated
with a degradation in GPS performance.
5. OKCMark 4AFSpace: Is it true that you jusl
launched a satellite that doesn't work right?
6. @OKCMark: SVN-49 launched in March Is
still tn payload c/o. Received unusual payload
performance data. T-shooting & making good
7. Justilnlerman 4AFSpace #AFGPS: If I may
follow, what kind of upgrades at what 88 will be
needed in order to maintain performance of the
8. 'JlustlnIlerman: We're commllted to the mnd-
errnlzatton of GPS. We already have two satellite
programs underway to update our fleet. Agree w/
GAO there's a potential risk. but GPS isn't falling
out of the sky- we have plans to nitigale risk and
prevent a gap In coverage.
9. TedDriver 'AFSpace #AFGPS: What's the like
lhlood of user's noticing a difference in GPS accu-
racy? -which has been excellent so far...
10. TTedDrver Very unlikely. Were launching
satellites (next in Aug): have proven procedures to
optimize constellation to mitigate Impacts.
11. tlukemol @AFSpace: If a major solar flare
happens, do you guys have a back up plan or
backup GPS system ready?
12. %flunkemol: Since we fly in MEO, aren't as
affected by solar as sats In GEO: been thru sev
eral solar maxs In past with stellar performance.
13. TedDriver @AFSpace: Good to heart Thanks
for answering my questions. #AFGPS
14. Espen @AFSpace: Will the GAO report result
In an acceleration of the acquisition and fielding
of GPS Equipment?
15. @Espen: Uncertain, but we are always looking
for opportunities to accelerate the modernization
of GPS & deliver capabilities to users sooner.
16. JustinHerman @AFSpace #AFGPS: So bast
cally, while there Is a risk of reduced performance
in the GPS fleet, we've pretty much got It cov
17. &JustinHermanl: You have it exactly right
18. SRStraun iAFSpace: Glad you're on top oftt!
19. @SRStran: Thanks, we take great pride In
providing GPS performance that exceeds our
20. SRStran tAFSpace: You're welcome. Like to
think that the newly updated roads will be on my
newly purchased GPS.
21. zoephoto SAFSpace: Glad to hear the GPS
satellite issue Is under control. you should make
an announcements so the media stop scaring
22. @ftenrisfox: We have 30+ satellites on orbit
now. We'll launch another in Aug 09. and again
early 10. Going below 24 won't happen
28. LINDAInNC RT @AFSpace: Agree w/ GAO
thr's a potential risk. but GPS isn't falling out of
the sky -we have plans 2 mitigate risk & prevent
24. We are taking the last round of GPS ques
tions for the next live minutes....
25. alukeshepherd: We have the largest GPS
constellation in history and active plans to mitt
gate any potential gap in coverage.
26. @zoephoto: You are exactly right, the issue
is under control We are working hard to get oul
27. SOusmcpablo: The Issue Is not whether GPS
will stop working. There's only a small risk we
will not continue to exceed our performance
28. ,weisen: We definitely need to keep this in
perspective Since 1995. GPS has never failed to
exceed performance standards.
29. Thanks everyone...AFSpace is signing off tle-
GPS discussion...for now.
6 May 29, 2009 Missileer
-i MOV(S -
Montanra: The Mo:i'e (Miley
Cyrus. Billy Ray Cyrus)
Miley Stewart struggles to
juggle school, friends and
her secret pop star persona.
When Hannah Monlana's
soaring popularity threat
ens to take over her life
she just might let it. So
her father takes the teen
home to Crowley Corners
Tennessee for a dose of real
ity, kicking off an adventure
filled with the kind of fun.
laughter and romance even
Hannah Montana couldn't
imagine. Rated G 98min
Hangover. Free Studio
Appreciation screening. at 6
p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m.
Tickets are available at all
AAFES facilities. Seating is
limited and available on a
first come. first serve basis.
Adults 12 & older $4.
children 6-11 82. children
5 & under are free. Doors
open at 7 p.m. Shows begin
at 7:30 p.m.
Air Force women take silver
in basketball championship
The Air Force women celebrate their victory after beating the Army 78-59 during the fourth day of games for the Armed
Forces Basketball Championship. The team ended up taking the silver medal after being edged by the Navy team. The tour-
nament ran from May 12 to 17 at the Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, Tennr The team practiced at the Patrick
Fitness Center in preparation for the tournament
May 29, 2009 Missileer 7
Upcoming Golf championship and specials
Would you like to play a lot of golf for Just a
little bit of money? For $10G you can purchase a
summer pass that allows you to play tudintited
rounds of golf from Memorial Day thru Labor
Day, a rate of $1 per day Cost Includes unlimlled
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 riot valid for league
or tournament players.
McGladrey Team Championship
Here [s your chance to play with a PGA
Professional golfer in a first-class tournament.
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will hold the 2009
McGladrey Team Championship loca. Qualifier
June 13, withan 8a.nl. shotgun start, Participants
form three-person teams (one best ball net per
hole]. Out of 14 teams, the top two winning teams
will be paired with a PGA Professional golfer and
advance as four-person teams to play in the
McGladrey Section Champlonslip at Timacuan
Golf Club in Lake Mary July 10. Winning teams
from the section championship will advance to the
McGladrey Team Chanpionship National Finals,
held Oct. 26 28, in Pinehurst, N.C. Participants
In the local qualifier will receive 75 percent of
their course handicap and each player's net best
ball must he used on a minimum of three holes.
Entry fee is $77 for Annual Pass players, 880
for Annual Fee players, and $90 for all others.
Cost includes golf, cart, tee gift. and $55 to the
McGladrey Tournament Office winning team
entry will be paid to the next level (a $100 per
player value). Sign up in the pro shop (must sign
up as a three-person leam). Registration deadline
Is 1 p.m. June 11,
Special Guest Pricing
Special guest rate of $30 for cart and green fee.
Valid any time or day. Offer expires Aug. 31.
Refer a Friend and earn rewards
Refer a new annual pass holder and receive
one of the following: Pro Shop Merchandise Gift
Certifleale, eight golf cart rentals for 18 holes, or
a range card with 32 buckets of balls. All three
choices have a 896 value. This promotion is valid
for referring a new Annual Pass holder. Refer an
Annual fee card holder and receive hall the Incen-
live value of the pass referral. Offer expires Aug.
Summer Foursome Package
Foursome special valid anytime after 11 a.m.
Just $100 Including cart. green fee, range balls
and lunch [before 3 p.m. choice of club sandwich
or Cheeseburger Combo, after 3 p.m. choice of
any pre made sandwich or salad). Offer expires
Rediscover Golf Special
Starting Monday. pay Just S45 and get unlim-
ited greens fees for one calendar month, After
that, if you decide to join for an entire year, the
golf course will knock the $45 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. Offer expires Aug. 31.
8 May 29, 2009 Missileer http:Uwww.patrick.at.miI
45th Range Management Squadron
Reason for nomination
"Mr. Drels has and continues to provide exceptional
Quality Assurance Insight for the Air Force teatn on
the GPS-IIF program. Ils positive 'can-do' attitude.
dedication and understanding of the GPS-IIF program
are some of the great attributes le brings to the team.
His willingness to accept new challenges Is notewor-
Richadrl Dry, 45th RMS
How long have you been at this duty station?
What is your hometown?
What's your favorite motto or words you live/work
Results are the sumn of input, altitude and effort.
What inspired you to go beyond the call of duty?
"I don't feel that I have gone beyond the call any
niore than the many others I work with."
Why do you serve?
'To support the deployed warfighters."
Ever wonder how uniform materials are chosen?
By Brad Jessmer
Air Fbrce Untfrbm Office Puibic Affairs
FORCE BASE. Ohio (AFNS) Air
Force Uniform Office officials have
a responsibility to provide Airmen
with functional and eflectlve military
uniforms. but in doing so are asked
the same question over antd over:
"Why can't you just purchase cloth
ing from a brand company and put
the Air Force symbol on It?"
The answer to this question may
be summed up In two words: Berry
According to the Berry
Amendment. USC. Title 10, Section
2533a. Department of Defense offt
cals are required to give preference
in procurement to domestically pro
duced and manufactured products.
most nolably food. clothing, fab
Tics and specialty metals. Congress
originally passed domestic source
restrictions, as part of the 1941 Fifth
Supplemental DOD Appropriations
Act, to protect the domestic Indus
trial base In the time of war.
What this means Is a company
that makes Its product entirely In
the U.S. will be given preference over
a company that has any aspect of Its
production from a foreign source.
Al of the uniform items
service dress. PT util-
ity. flight suits must be
manufactured in the U.S.
Maj. Michael Perry
AIR FORCE CLOTHING PROGRAM MANAGER
There have been many comments
coming from the field asking why
AFUO officials don't contract will
a major clothing prodxlucer, such as
Nike or Under Armor for physical
fitness tuiforms, to provide uniform
items upon which the Air Force logo
could be placed.
"All of the uniform itles service
dress, PT, utility, flight suits must.
he manufactured in the U.S.." said
Maj. Michael Perry. Air Force cloth-
ing program manager. The (Berry)
amendment holds us to this in order
to preserve not only American bust
ness, but national security."
On the eve of World War II, tihe
Berry Amendment was established
to ensure the Atmericarn military was
furnished with uniforms mand was
fed with food solely produced in the
U.S. The amendment was to over
ride exceptions that were added to
the Buy American Act of 1933, or
BAA, for Department of Defense pur
The BAA requires that "substan
tally all" of I le costs of foreign com-
ponents not exceed 50 percent of the
csi of all compoll cents. Thus. ant item
can be of 51 percent domestic con-
tent and still be in compliance with
lthe BAA. The Berry Armendment,
which governs DOD procurement
only, requires that (tenis he 100 per
cent domestic in origin.
According to the Congressional
Research Service, or CRS, report for
Congress on the Berry Anendment
requiring defense procurement
to come from domestic sources.
"Ecoonoic, social and political fac-
tors come Into play when exantining
the purpose and Intent of the Berry
Amendment. If the U.S. becomes
dependent on purchasing equipment
and supplies front foreign sources.
what prevents ma adversary front
cutting off U.S. access to such items
or refusing to build militarily critical
[tcms In times of crisis or conflict?"
A survey taken by Bureau of
Industry mad Security statisticians
on the dependencies of U.S. textile
companies on foreign sources found
that 27 percent reported they were
not dependent upon any foreign
sources for manufacturing Inpuls.
That is. 27 percent of these compa
ries believe that adequate supplies
of these goods and services exist
itn the United States, although they
purchased them cheaper offshore.
The remaining 73 percent of
reporting U(.S. textile companies
Indicated that they were dependent
upon foreign sources for at least
one good or service, with the top two
foreign sources being Germany and
China. Almost half of these firms
acknowledged that domestic firms
produce the goods and services cur-
rently obtained from foreign sourc-
es, but that the foreign source was
relied upon because it was cheaper,
"We've received suggestions from
Airnnen Air Force-wide to use major
brand name companies to produce
tuniorms for us. but it's not that
simple," explained Yvorne Wilson,
AFUO senior clothing designer.
"Every aspect of a garment made
by a manufacturer needs to be pro-
duced in the U.S., or we can't use
them by law."
For any questions regarding Air
Force unifornls. send your correSponl-
dence to 648AESS.clothing@wpaib.
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A comes after D: the Atlas V arrives
By Mark Cleary
45th SW History Offlce
For centuries lots of folks and not just
salesmen have equated the dawning of a
new age willlh Impressive new hardware. The
age of sleamn had Its paddle wheelers and loco
motives. The automobile and airplane were
hallmarks of the age of Inlernal conibustion.
Skyscrapers and dreadnoughts became synm
bols of the age of relatively cheap. mass pro
duced steel. The newest generation of space
launch vehicles weren't quite as Itpressive as
all that, but they clearly divided the old era
of space boosters from a new age of evolved
expendable launch vehicles at Cape Canaveral,
The Allas V is a case In point,
The first Atlas V arrived at Cape Canaveral
during the first week in Jnme 2001. For nearly
three years Lockheed Martin and Its subcon-
tractors had been working hard to overhaul
Complex 41 In preparation for the Atlas V
progrant The new booster was expected to
rival the corporation's own mighty Titan IV
In size and power, though tie latter contain
ued to fly missions from Complex 40 until the
end of April 2005. Boeing's new Delta IV and
Lockheed Martin's new Atlas V were destined
to become the next generation of heavy lift
space launch vehicles in what became known
as the United Launch Alliance (ULA) joint ven-
Lockheed Martin's strategy was to simplify
the launch vehicle's design and streamline
processing operations on Complex 41 to cut a
launch vehicle's "time on the pad" from weeks
or months to just a matter of days. It was a tall
order, and Lockheed Martin needed a "path
finder" to prove the vehicle's components could
be processed efficiently and reliably before the
first Atlas V flew. Consequently the first Atlas
V became a pathfinder as well as a launch
The first Atlas V booster and Its upper
stage were tested in the Atlas V Spaceflight
Operations Center (ASOC) for several weeks
before they were moved to the Vehicle
Integraton Facility (VF) In October 2001.
Engineers slacked the Atlas V on the VIFs
new Mobile Launch Platform, and they added
a payload simulator to the vehicle in early
November 2001, Following additional tests
at the VIF, workers destacked the Atlas V
and returned It to the ASOC for a "horizontal
checkout" and Installation of avionics equip-
mental. All that work was accomplished before
the end of the year,
As preparations for Ihe first Atlas V mission
got underway in 2002, the successful flight of
the first Atlas IIIB/Cenlaur in late February
was encouraging, 11 featured the debut of the
stretched Centaur on which the Atlas V's upper
stage was based. The first Atlas V rolled out to
Complex 41 as an operational vehicle March 7.
2002. There was also a wet dress rehearsal In
mid March, but the launch was delayed until
late August 2002. In the nicantMi. I, the vehicle
was removed from the launching pad to await
a viable launch dale. Ultimately the Hlot Bird
6 payload was mated to the vehicle August 9.
and the Atlas V was rolled back out to the pad
just one day before the launch. The Atlas V
lifted off Complex 41 Aug. 21. 2002 on what
Lockheed Martin officials termed a "flawless
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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Airman Leadership Saturday Bowling
School Class 09-06 special
starts 1-7 p.m.
3-Tank Advanced Open
Water & Nitrox dive
Rock 'it Glow Bowl
31 Junel 2 3 4 5 6
Sunday Brunch Story Time 95 Cent special Project Teen Unit Spouse Training Wing Sports Day Scrapbook Workshop
10 am. 1:30 p.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. -closing Employment 11:30 a,m,- 12:30 p.m. Olympiad 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. WarFit Field
Families in the KNOW A&FRC Sailing class
6:30-7:30 p.m. Bingo Texas Hold 'em 2-3:30 p.m.
Airman & Family 6:15 p.m. Welding class 5-10 p.m. Outdoor Recreation
Readiness Center The Tides 6-8 pm. The Tides
Auto Hobby Shop
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Sunday Brunch Pre-Separation 1st Term Airman Bingo Summer Reading Applying for Air Force STS-127 Launch
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 9-10:30 a.m. Financial Management 6:15 p.m. Program Jobs 7:12 a.m.
The Tides Fundamentals of 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. The Tides 6 p'm. 9-11 a.m. Kennedy Space
Resumes Three-day Transition Base Library A&FRC Center
1-3 p.m. Assistance Program
A&FRC class begins Kids' Night Out Sailboat Races & Pan-
8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. 6-11 p.m. cake Breakfast
Story Time A&FRC Youth Center 9 a.m.
10 a.m, Marina
Base Library 95 Cent special
11 a.m. -closing Bowling special
Rocket Lanes 1-7 p.m.
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Sunday Brunch Story Time Newcomers Orientation Heart Link Sponsorship Training Junior Enlisted Deployed Family
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m 10 a.m. 7:30 am,- noon 9 a.m, 2:30 p,m. 9-11 a.m. Appreciation Picnic Splash Day
The Tides Base Library A&FRC Job Search A&FRC 12-4:30 p.m. 10 a.m.- 1 p.m
9:30-11:30 a.m. Family Pool
Open Water Scuba 95 cent special Spouse Orientation Summer Reading Preparing Cars for
Class starts 11 a.m. -closing 1-3 pm, Program Texas Hold 'em Summer class
Outdoor Recreation Rocket Lanes A&FRC 6 p.m. 5-10 p.m. 10a.m noon
Library The Tides Auto Hobby Shop
Pajama Club Story Time Bingo
6:15 p.m. Bi Karaoke Contest Father & Child 3-6-9
Base Library 6:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Tournament
The Tides Marina 4 p.m.
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Tying up a
Staff Sgt. Brandon Hollman (left) ties up to the
dock as Staff Sgt. Peter Calvo observes during
the Inland Boat Operator's Course at the Marina
May 6. Provided by the Department of Homeland
Security, the course covered navigation, chart
reading, navigation aid identification, nautical
terms, knot tying, docking, and "rules of the
road." Fifteen Security Forces Airmen partici-
pated in the five-day course, taken as a prerequi-
site to an antiterrorism boating course where the
Airmen will learn how to effectively enforce the
base's security zones on the Banana River. "This
training will provide us with the proper tools
to ensure that the base remains secure," said
Senior Airman Jered Dauterman, "this will just be
another post for us."
More in common than meets the eye
By Chaplain (Lt.
Col.] John Baker
4511h SW Claplain
Most but not all
that Christianity is
born out of Judalsm.
Jesus was the Soni
of God and a Jew.
Christianity is Ihere-
fore tied to Judaism
and the two religions
celebrate many of the
same feasts or holi-
days yet with different
meaning. Paul said in
"Therelore do not let
anyone judge you by
what you cat or drink.
or with regard to a
religious festival, a
New Moon celebration
or a Sabbath day.
These are a shadow of
the things that were
to come: the reality.
however, is found in
Christ." And though
as Christians we may
these holidays in the
sense, as we discover
the significance of
each, we will certainly
gain a greater knowl-
edge of God's Word.
an improved under
standing of the Bible,
and a deeper relation-
ship with the Lord.
Let us then look at
Pentecost or Shavollt.
Shavuot has many
names in the
Bible (the Feast of
Weeks, the Feast
of Harvest, and the
Celebrated on the
fiftieth day after
Passover. Shavuot is
I Ilpialn' s corner
traditionally a joyous
time of giving thanks
and presenting offer-
Ings for the new grain
of the summer wheat
harvest in Israel. The
name "Feast of Weeks"
was given because
God commanded the
Jews In Leviticus
23:15 16. to count
seven full weeks (or
49 days) beginning
on the second day of
Passover, and then
present. offerings of
new grain to the Lord
as a lasting ordinance.
Shavuot. was origi-
nally a festival for
ness to the Lord for
the blessing of iie
is celebrated on the
fiftieth day after
Passover, or the sixth
day of the Hebrew
month of Swvan (May
or June). And because
II occurred at Ith
conclusion of Itie
Passover. It acqullred
the name "Latter
Firstfruits," The cel
ebration is also tied to
the giving of the Tetl
thus hears the name
Matin Torah or "giv
Ing of the Law." Jews
believe that it was
exactly at this time
that God gave the
Torah to the people
through Moses on
Pentecost for the
Church begins in
Acts 1, Just before the
resurrected Jesus is
taken up into heaven,
he tells the disciples
about the Father's
promised gift of the
Ioly Spirit, which
will soon be given to
them in the form of a
powerful baptism. Hie
tells them to wait In
Jerusalenm ultil they
receive the gift of the
Holy Spirit, which will
empower them to go
out into the world and
le his witnesses.
A flw clays later.
on Pentecost, the dis
clples are all ogether
when the sound of
a might wind comes
down from heaven.
with tongues of fire
resting on them The
Bible says, "All of
them were filled with
the Holy Spirit and
began to speak in
other tongues as the
Spirit enabled then,"
The crowds observed
this. and heard them
speaking in differ
ent languages. They
were amazed and
thought the disciples
were drunk on wine.
Then Peter got up and
preached the Good
News of the Kingdom
and 3000 people
accepted the message
of Christ! That very
day they were bap-
tized and added to the
family of God.
The Book of Acts
continues to record
the miraculous out-
pouring of the Ioly
Spirit that began on
Judaism are tied
together at Pentecost/
Shavuot. The Jew cel
ebrates Moses assent
to Mount Sinai, the
Word of God was given
to the Israelites at
Shavuot. When the
Jews accepted the
Torah. I.ey became
servants of God,
Similarly. alter Jesus
went iin to heaven.
the Holy Spirit was
given at Pentecost.
When the disciples
received the gift. they
became witnesses for
Christ. Jews celebral
ed a joyous harvest
oni Shavuot.o and the
church celebrated a
harvest of ntewborn
souls on Penttecost.
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The 45th Force Support Squadron will hold
a NAF Sale today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bldg
1391 [nexI to the golf course). The sale is open
to all active duty military. retired military, and
DoD and NAF civilian employees. Atlendees
must have a valid military [D or CAC card for
entry. Active duty military (and spouses of
deployed/TDY mltlary members with a copy of
Iheir spouse's orders) may enter between 8 and
9 a.m, All other authorized personnel may enter
after 9 a.m. This 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.
Women Reaching Women of Brevard Counly
will hold a Praise. Encouragmen: and Prayer
(P.E.P.) night Monday starting at 6:30 p.m. at
8850 Grissom Parkway in Titusville. All are wel-
come, reservations are not necessary. However,
you must sign up if you would like to receive
a personal word of encouragement. For more
information call 321 383 2633.
2009 Wing Sports Day Olympiad
Don't miss the 2009 Wing Sports Day
Olympiad on Friday, starting at 6:30 a.m.
Tills event, sponsored by USAA and Hilton
Melbourne Beach Oceanfront Hotel, is mod-
eled after modern day Olympics. and will bring
together 45th Space Wing units and mission
partners for a day of friendly sports compelition.
The day starts out with an opening ceremony
at the WarFil. Field. followed by 12 competitive
sporting events, and culminates with an awards
ceremony and Wing-wide picnic. The event is
open to all military personnel, and APF and NAF
civilians assigned to Patrick AFI3 and CCAFS.
For more information, guidelines, and to sign
up. call Lelane Roche at 494-3186, (No federal
endorsement of sponsors intended.)
College enrollment assistance
Brevard Community College will salute mill-
lary service men and service women and their
families and assist them with college enrollment
on Tuesday. June 16. from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at
the BCC Melbourne Campus. 3865 N. Wickham
Road. A free six credit tuition scholarship draw-
Ing will be held. Participants will learn about the
* G. I. BilL V.A. Benefit, financial aid, and
* Unofficial transcript evaluation on-site
* In state tulllon granted to all Brevard Counly
assigned active duty military service men and
service women and their families
* Online/Distance education options
* Exclusive fall term jump start registration
For nxmre nformatlon call Danielle Masucl.
Melbourne campus recruitment specialist, at
Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic
Attention jtulior enlisted personnel Don't
miss the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic
June 19. from noon to 4:30 p.m. al the fan-
ily pool. located south of The Tides Collocated
Club, This free adult even: s sponsored by the
Patrick AF3 Top 3 and Team Patrick, and Is
sponsored by D.R. Horlon America's Builder.
Illton 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 b- food. music, and
fun games with prizes! For more information.
call at 321-853-8234. (No federal endorsement
of sponsors intended.)
The Space Coast Top 3 Enlisted Scholarship
is open to enlisted personnel, E-l through E-5.
assigned to Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral
AFS who are in pursuing continued educa-
tion. Application must be typed and sub-
mitted to Master Sgt. Richard Allen. richard.
firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business June
30. The Scholarship Committee will rate each
submission based on content, sentence struc-
ture and impact. One winner of 8300.00 schol-
arship will be announced at the August Top-3
meeting. Application must be signed by supervi
sor and First Sergeant ir space provided.
Youth Programs' Camp Xtreme is a weekly
camp for youth ages 12-15 or entering grades
7 10. 11. gives youth the opportunity to plan their
own activities guided by Youth Programs' expe
rienced staff. Youth will swim, paddle kayaks.
bowl, do community service work, learn comput
er skills, etc. Participants can sign up for one or
all 10 weeks of the camp. For more information,
call Darleena Jones at 494-4748.
Space Available Lodging Opportunities
Lodging has some special leisure rates available
for stays up to seven days for DoD travelers July
1 4. If you call 14 days in advance, the cost for
Visiting Officer Quarters (two room suites) is only
839 per room. A single private room with a private
bath is only 834 per room. For more information
and to make reservations, call 494 5428/5429.
Take a Kid Fishing Program
Outdoor Recreation Is looking for active duty
military and DoD civilian volunteers who would
like to take children of deployed members fishing.
[f you are Interested. call 494 9691.
The Auto Hobby Shop will hold a welding
class on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. This 6-week
class is for beginners. Cost is $45 and covers
Instruction and supplies. For more infomUation.
call 494 2537.
Auto Hobby Shop Birthday Special
If your birthday is in June. you can receive
half-off on stall fees (regularly 83 per half hour).
to include flat and lift, every Thursday In June.
from 11 a.m. to 7 p.t.
Bowling Center Specials
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will feature
Ihe following specials hi June:
* Father & Child 3-6-9 Bowling Tournament
- June 20. you automatically get a strike in the
third, sixth and ninth frame, and you can sign
up to try and win Dad a DVD player
* Father's Day Special June 21, you pay regu-
lar price and Dad bowls for free, plus a chance
:o win a DVD player and a round of golf
* Tuesday Special all games are 95 cents from
11 a.m. to closing
* Red Pin Special every Wednesday from 5 p.m.
to closing, get a strike when the red pin is in the
number one position and that game is free
* Super Saturday Special bowl for 81 per game
every Saturday. from 1 to 7 p.m. (except during
the Saturday afternoon Rock'it Bowl program on
June 6 & 20, from 2 to 4 p.m.)
* Friday Night Rock'it Glow Bowl every Friday.
from 7 p.m. to closing, you can bowl for $2.85
per game, or rent a lane for $25 per hour (with
shoes) for up to six people (excludes other pro
motions and discotmts)
* Unlimited Bowling Coupon Special all DoD
ID cardholders that bowl in June can register to
win a special coupon for unlimited bowling dur
ing Saturday's Rocket Glow Bowl program
* Pro Shop Special get 10 percent off balls &
bags [excludes other promotions), and If you
purchase a ball from the pro shop, you receive
a coupon for six free games (ball must be pur-
chased and drilled on the premises),
For more information, call 494 2958.