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Title: The Missileer
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Publication Date: June 12, 2009
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Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.


Off and


running!

More than 800 service
members and civil-
ians participated in the
2009 Wing Sports Day
Olympiad June 5. The day
began with a 5K run fol-
lowing opening ceremo-
nies hosted by Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr., 45h
Space Wing commander.
For more on the action-
packed day, please see
Pages 8 and 9.


A Complex cycle

4

101 Critical
Days of
Summer
In the third week
of the 101 Critical
Days of Summer,
the Safety Office
reports that in the
45th Space Wing
there have been no
reported mishaps,
Remember to watch
out for your wing-
man as well as your
personal safety,


BK to reopen; more changes coming to BX


B1 Chris Cal ius
45t SW Public Affidrs
The Patrick Air
Force Base Burger
King, closed last year
when imold was dis-
covered during a facil
ity upgrade, is sched-
uled to reopen again
Ihis fall. according
to David Crain, new
AAFES general man
ager.
"The contractingg)
bidding process Is
currently underway


and we expect to be
back and open bet-
ter than ever in just
a few months," said
Mr. Crain, who has 24
years of AAFES man
agemneni under his
belt.
Mr. Crain also said
the new store will be
bull "using the lat-
esi Burger King stan-
dards."
"We know having a
Burger King on base
Is something many of


our folks look fonvard
to, and we value the
partnership AAFES
has will Burger King,
both here and around
the world." said Mr,
Cralt.
"But neither of us
wanted to open until
we know we have
everything Just right
... and that's what we
aim to do. What we
will do. And we are
both excited about the
upcoming changes


and look forward to
serving Ihe best cus-
torners in the world
real soon," he said,
The Burger King
annollncemelnt Isn't
the only change
AAFES customers will
see in the not-so-dis-
tant future.
Based on a busi-
ness review and cus-
loiner feedback, Class
Six merchandise will
be moving from the
main store back to the


shoppette. The move.
Cmurenlly scheduled
for late-July, will take
place mostly dur
Ing non duty hours
to minimize cus-
tonler Inlcoven ten ce.
according to Mr.
Crain.
"Not only does this
move make sense
from a business and
customer satisfac
tion point of vewv. 11
will also allow us to
See BX, page 3


Vol. 51 No. 23


Changes in
Cape Security

3


Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile

capabilities to America and its warfighting commands


June 12, 2009










2 June 12, 2009 Missileer VIEWPOINTS


Getting fit and staying safe doing so


By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton Jr.
451t SW corrm nruer
What a day we had during the
Wing Sports Olympiad Day. Each
luit met tile goals: to enhance
Esprit de Corps and accumulate
points for the Annual Comamander's
Cup Trophy and you did II hav
ing funt! But as a wing, you met
other goals, not set forlh prior to
Ihe event. You all showed leanl
work, dedication to fitness, and a
safe altitude in each conpelllton
Ilhronghout the day.
I need to thank each and every
one of you for your participation
in lte sports Olympiad, including
those who volunteered, You all
made the event successful. Your
ability to adapt to changing circum
stances allowed for a smooth transi
Uoitn between events and I observed
camaraderie within each unit.


From


the


top


Teamwork played a role Itn Sports
Day and it plays a bigger role in our
mission at the 45tli Space Wing.
Let mte take a minute to discuss
dedication. Your conmmitiment to
achieving a high level of fitness
proves the desire to succeed and
commitment of Space Wing person
mnel to the mission is crucial, espe-
cially i (the launch field. Going
above aid beyond the call of duty
and doing it with a positive atlltude
allows tme to look forward to working
with the individuals in today's Air
Force.


Yet. (I1e greatest measure or suc-
cess of Sports Day was our lack of
lnjtures. Statistically, niany oflT d ity
injuries are sports relaled, tul tlhe
45th Space Wing had ZERO Injuries
onl Friday. I ask that each olfyou
conllue your safely awareness as
you collinue working toward the
launch on Saturday.
I anm exlced for the future of
space anid our Integral role int
launches, when I know that our
Ieant is dedicated and safety orient-
ed. Your behavior during the sports
Olympiad echoes in the prepara
tlon for and during each launch,
Teamwork, dedication, and safety
are crucial 10 the success of the
latuch on Saturday.
Again, thank you to all who par-
ticipated in Sports Day and to those
who will play an integral role in the
launch on Saturday. You are vital
to our success at the 45th Space
Wing.


How to dazzle the Inspector General


By Maj. Brian Dewey
45th l.qlistlcs Reclness FightY
corrmander
By now Inost of you are 'ully
aware the 45th Space Wing is
leaning forward and preparing for
a much anticipated readiness/
compliance inspection In the late
sunmmer/early fall period. Having
just come off the Air Mobility
Conummad's IG team, I found myself
reflecting on the words of wisdom
that Gen. Mark amizow (former
AMC/IG) would emphasize to all
the bases we would inspect. Here's
a quick sytnpsis of his 10 Best
Ways for Inspection Participatts to
Dazzle (ie IG.
1. Competence Know your job
and becorne the expert.
2. Responsiveness Suummed
up as a sense of urgency.
3. Attitude Be positive regard
less of the situation atid you'll be
anazed at how fast [t spreads.
.I Readiness We are an expe
ditlonarv force: have your hags
packed and all your mobility


Commander's Corner

requirements squared away.
5, Aggressiveness You're
expected to respond accord-
ingly during Ability to Survive and
Operate (AT'SO), Self-Aid and Buddy
Care (SABC), and Force Protection
(FPCON) sct tarlos/condltilns.
6. Appearance Be sharp In
and out of uniform by exceeding
standards, to include customs and
courtesies.
7. Safety A responsibility
entrusted upon everyone; utlize
Ithe training you've received for
Operational Risk Management
(ORM).
8. Leadership Lead by words
and actions, formally and Inlormnal
ly, by motivating, communicating
and setting a positive example!
9, Followership Follow taskhngs
and orders quickly and effectively;
always keep the objective in sight.
10. Pride Visibly exude pride
in yourself, your unit, your mission


arid your base: Looking good, feeling
good. being a winner!
What each of you should realize
Is that inspections are designed to
ensure the Air Force sustains the
highest levels of readiness and for
units to dedicate the necessary lime
and energy into fixing things that
might not have received their due
attention.
1 can promise you this: all your
hard work and dedication is tnot
going unnoticed by 45 SW leaders.
They fully appreciate your com-
trittltent and attention to detail in
executing checklists, conducting self
Inspections and reviewing Air Force
instructions and guidance. Please
be patient ard renialli fiocsed in
correcting those deficiencies within
our control prior to the start of
inspection day,
Once the IG team arrives, the
hard part has already been accomn
pushed. It is now time to grab your
inspector and demonstrate that you
possess all 10 of these qualities and
dazzle them I


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Missileer staff

Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr.
451h Space Wing Ccmmander
Mr. Brad Swezay
Chiel of Public Alfair

2nd Lt. Karl Wiest
Depuly Chief of Public Affairs
2nd Lt. Trlsha Gullebeau
Chiel of Inlernal Information

Master Sgt. Robert Burgess
NCOIC

Airman 1st Class David Dobrydney
Editor
Mr. John Connell
Photographer

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private firm in Iu way corne ted with the Air
For.'., under ;lurisie written conltracot witl
the 45th space Wing. Patric AFe, Fla.
This ivilianrl entmprie Air Fore rn ewspa-
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of the U,S. military .eni ets. Corntenls oi tihe
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oDD r t(le Departmellt of the Air For e.
Tle appearance of advertising in this
publl-ation. inrludirng insnerts r supplemcnnts,
d4O5s not contl tlute eidorsnsment by thie DD.
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Publications, Inn.. of th- pm.cduhcts r sr';ice
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Editorial intent is edited, prepared arnd
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Cape security jobs to become civil service positions


45th SW Public Affairs
Staff Report
After a thorough review of the
security options available at Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station, the
45th Space Wing has determined
Ihat Ihe, security forces posillons
Ihere will be converted into civil
service poslllons Octoberl.
"We believe Ilal Ihis conver-
slon best allows us to miaxim ize
resources to protect our national
security assets at CCAFS." said
Wing Conmmander Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton. Jr.
Currently, the security of
CCAFS is provided by a govern-
inent contractor, which has pro-
tected the Cape since October 1.
"This shift Is consistent with
President Obalma's desires to re
evaluate inherently governmental


Ft: by 2rnd Lt Trisha ul Cndlau
"We believe that this conversion best
allows us to maximize resources to
protect our national security assets
at CCAFS," said 45th Space Wing
Commander Brig. Gen. Edward L.
Bolton Jr.
positions: protecting our nation's
premier gateway to space certainly


qualifies." said Gen. Bolton.
"Wlile there were many options
examined, the conversion to anl
all Department of Defense civilian
security force was seen as the inosi
optinmun," according to Executive
Director Cregg Kraver. "The con
version will improve efficiencies
and provide more effective security
control of critical national space
launch resources valued at $20 bll
lion." said Mr. Kraver.
The security at the Cape is
currently contracted through
Securlguard, Inc. (SGI).
"We appreciate all the hard
work that the SOI employees put
forill In their service to the 45th1
Space Wing and all the incumbents
are welcome to apply for the civil
service security positions being cre
aled at the Cape." said Mr. Kraver.
The positions are In the process


of being staffed for advertisement
on USAJOBS. the federal govern
mnenI's job website. according io
Mr. Kraver.
"These Ipositlons are a high pri
ority to thil wing and the Air Force
and we are doing what we can to
gel tiheo up there as soon as pos-
sible."
Anyone Interested in applying
for Ihe positions should log on Io
USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) for
more Infornlatlon, Approximately
240 security forces poisltlons are
planned for CCAFS. Initially there
will xb approximately 185 Pollce
Officer openings and approximately
10 Supervisory Police Officer slots
available.
All applicants will br required
to meet Air Force position require
nents for physical fitness under
the new security structure.


67 percent of AAFES' earnings go to MWR programs


BX, from page 1
expand some departments within
Ilie main store." Mr. Crain said.
He also said hours of operation
at the shoppette have also been

MILESTONES
The following Individuals have
recently graduated from the NCO
Academy at Tyndall AFB. Fla.:

Tech. Sgt. Jason Chariemagne
45th Space Comnmunicaltons
Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Jared Knoble
AFTAC"

Tech. Sgt. Adrienne Rank
451h Medtcal Support Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Kristofer Sligh
AIFAC

Tech. Sgt. Jason Steward
51h Space Launch Squadron

Tech. Sgt. David Toran
333rd Recrunting Squadron


changed. The new hours are 6 a.m.
to 9 p.m. Monday Saturday, and
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Cape Canaveral Air Force
Stat ion shoppette is also undergo
ing changes. where the sales floor
is being increased to almost double
the size of the current operation.
"Part of the expansion will be
the addition of a "Snack Avenue."
which is an AAFES Hleat and Eat"
atea. We know our customers will
eq!noy the changes we are making
In this facility," Mr. Crain said.
Completion f tbr his project Is
slated for late July or early Aulgust,
lie said.
Mr. Crain wanted 1o remind
shoppers that AAFES stores both
here at the 45th Space Wing aid
around the world are true mtis
slon partners with the millitay
comnlunity.
"Roughly 67% of AAFES earn-
ings are paid to Morale. Welfare
and Recreation (MWR) Prograns."
he said.
"Over the past decade, several
billion dollars have been contrib-
uted by AAFES to the Army and


Dave Crain has more than 24 years of management experience with AAFES.
Air Force to spend on quality of life hobby shops, music programs.
improvements for Soldiers, Airmen outdoor facilities and unit func
and their families on things like tlons.
libraries, sports programs, swim- "So when you shop your local
ming poxls, youth activities, tickets AAFES. you are really helping
and tour services, bowling centers, yourself," he said.


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Complex 46: not quite an open-and-shut case


By Mark Cleary
45th SW Histonry qtfl
Though often
overlooked loday In
an era of large corn
mercl:al space laullch
vehicles and niumlbo
sized launch facilities.
Complex 46 has an
Interesting history as
both a missile lest
site and a coniniiercial
latundc complex. In
February 1984 W &
J Construction benal


History

Highlights

work on the complex.
located near the tip
of Cape Canaveral,
for the U.S. Navy's
Trident II ballistic mnis
shle flight test program.
[ti addition to the
87,5 million launch
pad and its support
buildings. contracl ors
added cranes, a mis
slle access stand, a
launch control center,
and missile assembly
and checkout facilities
to create a 830 million
flight test facility,


Complex 46 was
ordtianI'-cerl fiied
in November 1986.
and It supported the
Cape's first Trident II
launch Jan. 19. 1987
Elghlten-il more Trident
[1 missiles were
launched ironl tlhe
sile before operations
moved o01t into the
Allaulic for submarine
launched test Jlgllihs Ii
March 1989. With tno
additional land bated
flights scheduled. the
Navy placed the comr
plex on standby staltus
with a one-year call-up
capabiity to support
special Trident 11 test
requirements.
['nded will grants
from various sources


in the early 1990s.
Spaceport Florida
received permission
to redesign Conplexx
46 and modify (tle
site to support coin
muercial launch opera
Ilonls. Construcllonl
was underway by the
spring of 1996. and
Spaceport Florida
introduced a new
launch amount, a
mobile access Stnli
lire, an umnbilleal
foundallon, and ser-
vice trenches and
condullts to accoitino
date solid-propelliant
rockel-based vehicles
including the Taurus
XLS and Lockleced's
Athena 11.


decade of inactivity.
Complex 46 was Ire
opened on May 29.
1997 by Spaceport
Florida to launch
small colnunercial
space launch vehicles.
Though only Iwo cotm
merclal missions
were scheduled for
tile pad. Spaceport
Florida hoped lo sup-
porl tlore launches
within a few years.
Unfortunately llhe
first launch hlvolv
hig Lockheed Marlln's
/Ahela II booster and
the Ames Research
Center's Lunar
Prospector spacecraft
- was delayed from
September 1997 until
.Jan. 7, 1998.
By way of an agree-
ment between the Navy
and Spaceport Florida,
Lockheed Martin man-
aged the facility until


Ihe Lunlar Prospeci or
was launched. The
Illght went well. and
Ihe Llunar Prospector
slid Ihlo Moon orbit
Jai. 11, 1998, The
spacecraft began map-
ping operallons a few
days later, becoming
NASA's first mission
to the Moon since the
last manned Apollo 17
mission in Deceimber
1972.
To date only
onle more commler
cial mission has
been launched from
Complex 46: Taiwan's
ROCSAT- science
and technology pay
load. It was laImch'ed
aboard an Athena I
on Jan. 27. 1999 (fig
ured in Greenwich
Mean Time). That mis
sion. like the Lunar
Prospector, was suc-
oe fl lI


ine final mission to date from Uomplex 4b, the
Athena rocket carrying an oceanographic payload,
launches Jan. 27, 1999.


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I Ij\ WAlRRIOR OF


THE WEEK


Reason for nomination
"Outstanding perfornian
In his duties as a member
the CAG."
Capt. Brian Capps, 45th SI
CAG

How long have you been
this duty station?
"One year. one month."

What is your hometown?
"Montague. Mass."


Gonzales What's your favorite motto or
words you live/work by?
Commander's Action Group "True contentment is not
having everything but in being




FRIDAY Obsessed (PG 131


SATURDAY Ghosts of Girtfrieids Past
(PG 13)

Adults 12 & older $4, children 6 11 $2.
children 5 & under are free. Doors open at 7
p.m. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.


ce
of


satisfied with everything you
have."


What Inspired you to go
V/ beyond the call of duty?
"Tle real warriors are those
who came before me and those
at in harm's way. If I have gone
beyond the call of duty it Is
because of the leadership and
mentorship I have received from
my superiors."


Why do you serve?
"I serve for the mentorship,
responsibilities, confidence.
benefits and opportunities
Involved."


Tech. Sgt. Michael










6 June 12,2009

Air Force
Club Members
Scholarship
oil's time to get those
essays in for the 2009
Air Force Club Member
Scholarship Program.
sponsored In part by
CH-ASE Bank and Coca
Cola. To enter, write
and submit an essay
of 500 words or less
(excluding title) on the
following topic: The
High Cost of Freedom.'
Essays exceeding 500
words will be disquall
led. Tie essays must be
typed In Microsoft Word
using 12 point Arta] or
Times New Roman font.
single spaced, with
double-spacing between
paragraphs. Document
must have one inch
top and bottom mar-
gins and 1,25 Inch right
and left margins. Essay
package must Include:
CD containing essay
with entrant's name,
date and word count:
entry form (photocopies
accepted): current col-
lege/university accep
lance letter or official
transcripts enrolled.
Essays not meeting
requirements will be
disqualified. All entries
must be submitted to
the 45th FSS Marketing
Office, located ri Bldg
425. Room 2-680. orThe
Tides and no later than
close of business (4 p.m.)
June 30. Please sub
mit application, essay
and disk In a sealed
envelope labeled "2009
Scholarship Program."
Applications are avail
able at The Tides or
other FSS services facil
cities. To download an
application visit www.
afclubs,net. For more
information, please call
494 8063. (No federal
endorsement of spon-
sors intended.l










Events Calendar


June 12, 2009 Missileer 7


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Applying for Air Force STS-127 Launch
Jobs 7:12 a.m.
9-11 a.m Kennedy Space
A&FRC Center

Kids' Night Out Sailboat Races & Pan-
6-11 p.m. cake Breakfast
Youth Center 9 a.m.
Marina

Bowling special
1-7 p.m.
Rocket Lanes

14 15 16 17 18 19 | [ w 4ar., l 20
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 a.m. noon 9 am. 2:30 p.m, 9-11 a.m. Appreciation Picnic Splash Day
The Tides Base Library Airman & Family Readi- Job Search A&FRC 12-4:30 p.m. 10 a.m. 1 p.m.
ness Center 9:30-11:30 a.m, Family Pool
Open Water Scuba Spouse Orientation Summer Reading Preparing Cars for
Class starts 95 cent special 1-3 p.m. Program Texas Hold 'em Summer class
Outdoor Recreation 11 a.m.-closing A&FRC 6 p.m. 5-10 p-m 10 a.m. -noon
Rocket Lanes Library The Tides Auto Hobby Shop
Bingo
Pajama Club Story Time 6:15 p.m. Karaoke Contest Father & Child 3-6-9
6:15 p.m. The Tides 6:30 pm. Tournament
Base Library Marina 4 p.m.
Rocket Lanes

21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Sunday Brunch Boater Safety Training Deployed Families Dress for Success Sandbag Fitness Fitness & Health Fair Wakeboarding class
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 9:30-11 a.m. Dinner 10-11:30 a,m. Competition 9 a.m. 1 p.m. 2-3:30 p.m.
The Tides Outdoor Recreation 6-7 p.m. Life Cycle Finances 7:30 a.m. Patrick Fitness Center Outdoor Recreation
A&FRC 11 a.m, -12:30 p.m. WarFit Field
Story Time A&FRC
10 a.m. Summer Reading
Base Library Teen Council Program
4:30 p.m. 6 p.m.
Youth Center Library

Bingo
6:15 p.m.
The Tides

28 29 30 July 1 2 L| W o Fc y 3 I $PsPCF.m ,1i 4
Sunday Brunch Boater Safety Training 95 cent games ALS Class 39-06 Active Duty Bowling Active Duty Bowling Boater Safety Training
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 9:30-11 a.m. 11 a.m.- closing graduates Special Special 9:30-11 a.m.
The Tides Outdoor Recreation Rocket Lanes 11 a.m. -closing 11 a.m. closing Outdoor Recreation
Bingo Rocket Lanes Rocket Lanes
Story Time 6:15 p.m. Sailing Class
10 a.m. The Tides Texas Hold 'em 2-3:30 p.m.
Base Library Firecracker Tournament Outdoor Recreation
6 p.m.
The Tides


To publish events of base-wide interest in future
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I I
PNtc by Chis Khirmis
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr., joined by other senior leaders from
the 45th Space Wing, gives the "thumbs up" during the Opening
Ceremonies for the 2009 Wing Sports Day Olympiad held June 5 at
Warfit Field. More than 800 service members and civilian employees
participated in the fun-filled day.


Betty Flores, 45th Logistics Readiness Flight, was
pulled off the golf course by lightning but found the
closing ceremony without missing a stroke.


Jane Morgan (left) and Ka
ay through the Dinghy c


Melinda Redwing from the Staff Judge
Advocate's office pedals her way during the Staff Sgt. Adrian Durham, a membo
Maj. Gary Benton, AFTAC, takes a hefty home-run swing during the one- te cats office ipdals her way during the Saff St. Adrian Durham, a memb
pitchteam Triathlon event swimming 300 meters in the Team 1
pitch softball tournament.


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June 12, 2009 Missileer 9


ren Grinmanis, both of Force Support Squadron, paddle their
competition.


mr of the 920th Rescue Wing, takes a well-deserved rest after
rriathalon.


FRict by Jtnnito h|aclhi
Capt. Stephanie Daniels (in yellow) reacts after a foul is called during the Ultimate Frisbee
competition at the WarFit Field. 1st Lt. Sheena Harvey, 1st Range Operations Squadron, (right)
is obviously in agreement with the referee's call.


The purpose of the day long sports day was to foster espirit-de-corps, encourage physical
participation and instill good sportsmanship. Mission accomplished.








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12 June 12, 2009 Missileer


Greetings from a new Chaplain


By Chaplain (Capt,)
Jon Bravinder
45th SW Chapel
USA Today had an
article one time about
the 10 most challeng-
ing athletic activities.
Number four on the
list Involved hitting
a golf ball long and
straight. Ranking in
at number three is to
pole vault over 15 feet
high. The second hard
est is to drive a race
car at mega speeds
and not die. And
coming in at rlnn
ber one. according :o
this survey. is to hit a
baseball thrown lby a
major league pitcher.
Of the top four sports
mentioned. I've only


Chaplain's Corner

attempted hitting a
golf ball. The best way
I describe my golfing
ability Is to say this: I
enjoy nnuning and bas-
ketball.
For me, there's
a certain thrill fac
tor to taking on new
challenges and being
numbered among the
few. After serving as
a senior pastor for 10
years. I craved a new
challenge. 1 thought
about military chap
laincy for five years
before joining the Air
Force. Once I did. 1
found my sweet spot.
Betore coming to
Patrick on active duty.


I served as an aug-
mentee chaplain at
Grand Forks AFB. N.D.
Originally from the
Minneapolis area, the
brutal North Dakota
winters were not as
much of a shock as
they were to others.
The majority of AF
personnel stationed
in North Dakota are
not used to plugging
in your engine block
heater before leav
big a car. It is so nite-
being In a place where
I don't have to watch
the Weather Channel
to get the latest wind
chill readings before
going to work. Patrick
is a welcomed change!
It was my first Invoca


tion request at Patrick
that helped make the
transition from north
to south. I called the
POC for the Asian
Pacific American
Heritage Month din-
ner and asked, "What
should 1 wear for this
event'?" le said, "Island
casual." Yeah, I think
I'l like It here.
I know my family
will, too. Carrie, my
wife of eleven years,
cherishes her role of
taking care of the home
and kids, As a licensed


professional counselor,
she also gets to use her
skill-set to help oth
ers. We have two kids
Ethan (6) and Connor
(5) who are twenty
months apart. Already.
they've been reading
books about Florida life
and are ready to see
an alligator (hopefully
in a nice, safe, secured
environment and not in
some pool).
Providing privi-
leged communica
Hoan and religious
accommodation are
the two primary chap-
lain responsibilities.
However. our scope of


ministry extends far
beyond that. Chaplains
enhance the Air Force's
war-fighting capa-
bilities by reducing llfe
stress, helping people
through heartache,
loneliness, relation-
ship challenges, and
deploynmnts all for
the purpose of focus
ing on our mission to
protect and defend our
nation. As with the rest
of the chapel staff. I
am here to support and
encourage you lin your
personal and profes-
sional life.
[ look forward to
meeting youI


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Scholarship Extension
The Space Coast Top-3 Enlisted Scholarship
is open to enlisted personnel. E-1 through E-5.
assigned to Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral
AFS who are hi pursuing continued educa-
tion. Applications must be typed and sub-
mitted to Master Sgt. Richard Allen, richard.
allen@patrcik.af.mil by close of business dime
30. The Scholarship Committee will rate each
submission based on content, sentence structure
and impact. One winner of $300.00 scholarship
will be announced at the August Top-3 meeting.
Application must be signed by supervisor and
First Sergeant In space provided.

2009 Club Membership Campaign
The 2009 "Instant Payback" Club Membership
Campaign starts Monday and runs through Aug.
15 at The Tides Collocated Club. All personnel
who join the club during the campaign will auto-
matically receive three months free dues, free
cash back through the rewards program. and
a six-month 0 percent Introductory APR. As an
additional bonus. 200 members will be randomly
selected to receive $250 by participating in an
online survey at wwwafclubs.nel. If you have
been thinking about joining the club, now's the
tlmne For more Infonlation, call 494-4013.

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 Highway
A1A, This free adult event Is brought to you
by the Air Force Association. Patrick AFB Top
3 and Team Patrick. and is sponsored by D.R.
Horton America's Builder. Illton Melbourne
Beach Oceanfront Hotel, and VFW National
Headquarters. It is open to all active dutyJunior
enlisted personnel from any branch of military
service assigned to Patrick AFB or CCAFS. There
will be food. music. and fun games with prize
give-a-ways! For more Information, call at 321-
853 8234. (No federal endorsement of sponsors
Intended.)

Scrapbook Workshops
The Arts & Crafts Center will hold scrapbook
workshops June 20 front 10 a.m. to noon. This
month's theme is "Start Your Summer Pages."
Cost is $10 and registration and payment is
required three days prior to class date. For more
Information, call 494 4270.

Open Water Scuba Class
Outdoor Recreation will hold the next open
water scuba class Monday-June 27, Cost is $2-40


BRIFS
per person and includes all equipment you just
have to buy a pair of dive booties. Classes are
held from 6 to 9 p.m.. and culminate with an
ocean boat dive the last Saturday of the class. For
more information and to register, call 494 2042.

Teen Night
Youth Programs will host a Teen Night June
19, from 6 to 10 p.m. It's Teen Sports Night"
this evening and there will be various sporting
activities and music. The snack bar will be open.
This event Is for teens entering grades 7-12 and
is free for members. Guests pay $3. Sign up Is
required by Thursday. For more information, call
494-4747.

"Total Dance Experience" Camp
Youth Programs will hold the Total Dance
Experience" Specialty Camp June 22-26 at the
Youth Center gym. Participants will learn tech-
niques in Hip Hop. Ballroom, Country Western.
and Swing dancing, and will be instructed by
Kapri McGloster of Ft. Lauderdale Lakes. Youth
can sign up in two age groups: ages 9-12 from 9
a.m. to noon and ages 13- 18 from 1 4 p.m. Cost
is $25 for the entire week for those not currently
enrolled in the Summer Camp Program. Members
of Youth Programs may Invite a guest. Cost is also
$25. A valid ID card is required In order to partic-
ipate. After completion of the canp. youth will be
offered opportunities to perform at various Youth
Programs events. For more Information, call Ms.
Carmekia at 494-4747. Youth Programs is also
seeking a volunteer to be the coordinator for the
dancers. Those interested should call Darklena
Jones at 494 4748.

Museum seeks donations
The Brevard County Veterans Memorial
Museum In Merritt Island is seeking donations
of military objects. photographs and other archl
val objects. If you have a piece you would like
to share with the community. contact Museum
Curator Alex Terrero at 453 1776.

Camp Xtreme
Youth Programs' Camp Xtreme is a weekly
camp for youth ages 12-15 or entering grades
7-10. It gives youth the opportunity to plan their
own activities guided by Youth Programs' expe
rlenced 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.

Brake & Transmission Flush Service
The Auto Hobby Shop now offers a brake &


transmission flush service. Cost is $30 plus the
fluids needed for your vehicle. For more tnfor
mation and to make an appointment, call 494-
2537,

Bowling Center Fall Leagues
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center fall leagues
are now forming. To sign up for a league, call
494-2958,

Summer Camp Slots Available
Give your Kindergartener through sixth grader
a well supervised, fun and safe place to be this
summer, At: Youth Programs' School Age Summer
Camp. there are many fun educational activities
that enable continuous learning whlllle parents
complete their work day. For more information,
call 494-4747.

Voluntary Pre-kindergarten Program
The Child Development Center Is now accepting
pre-enrollment requests for Fall 2009 Voluntary
Pre-kindergarten Program (VPK) classes. To be
eligible for this free program, your child must be
4 years old by Sept. 1, 2009, Children currently
enrolled in the CDC have priority. All eligible 4-
year olds are entitled to participate In one of the
VPK program options. Parents are required to
obtain a certificate of eligibility from the Brevard
County Early Learning Coalition to enroll. For
more information, visit www.elebrevard.org, or
call the CDC at 494 7028.

Monthly 5K Run/l.5 Mile Walk
The Patrick AFB and CCAFS Fitness Centers
will hold the monthly 5K Run/l.5 Mile Walk
June 19 at 7 a.m. at the Patrick Fitness Center
and at 7:30 a.m. at the CCAPS Fitness Center.
Registration will be taken the day of the event.
Commander's Cup Points will be awarded. For
more information, guidelines, and eligibility
requirements. call 494-4947 (Patrick) or 853-
3966 (CCAFS).

Auto Workshop
The Auto Iobby Show will hold a free "Preparlng
Your Vehicle for Summer" workshop June 20.
from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information and
to register, call 494 2537.

Teen Council
Calling all teens in grades 7-121Youth Programs
will hold a Teen Council June 24 starting at 4:30
p.m. This is your chance to make a difference in
teen programming at the Youth Center by shar-
ing your ideas and helping to plan teen events.
For more Information, call 494 4747.




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