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SCol. Lovett takes Wing CV duties

New AF Fitness
changes coming soon


DEOMI celebrates
Army's 234th birthday


By Chris Calkins
45th SW Public Affairs

Col. Andre L. Lovett,
no stranger to Patrick
Air Force Base and
Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station, has
replaced Col. Stephen
Butler as the vice
commander for the
45th Space Wing.
Col. Lovett began his
Air Force career after
graduating from East
Carolina University
with a ROTC scholar-
ship in 1983.
Following a string
of more than a dozen
assignments, where
he worked as a
missile combat crew
commander, a

contingency war plan-
ner, an ICBM Force
Employment Officer,
executive officer and
as a senior instruc-
tor -just to name a
few Col. Lovett was
first assigned to the
wing a little more
than nine years ago,
when he worked as
the Operations Officer,
45th Range Squadron,
from May 2000 to
Feb. 2001.
Following that
job, he then moved
on to become the
Commander, 45th
Range Squadron
from March 2001
- April 2002, and then
became the Deputy
Group Commander,

April 2002 June
Prior to coming here
last week, Col Lovett
was the commander
of the 30th Operations
Group at Vandenberg
Air Force Base, Calif.
As the Operations
Group Commander,
he led five units con-
sisting of over 500
military and 1,000
contractors and was
responsible for a $98
million budget.
His former team,
which is the 45th's
"Sister Wing," oper-
ates and maintains
the Western Range,
a national air and
space operations/
test range and sup-
ports all Department
of Defense, civil, and
commercial West
Coast space lift opera-
tions, ICBM/SLBM
test launches, Missile
Defense Agency mis-
sile intercept devel-
opment and aircraft
While at
Vandenberg, he over-
saw $11 billion in
assets, including the
Air Force's second

longest airfield, range
and administra-
tive communication
networks, and 213
instrumentation sites
extending 4,500 miles,
all focused on provid-
ing assured access to
space, the first step in
space superiority.
As expected, Col.
Lovett is thrilled to
be back in the Space
Coast community.
"Lisa and I always
loved our time spent
here," he said. "I don't

know of any com-
munity anywhere in
the world more sup-
porting of both our
Airmen and our mis-
sion than the great
folks in and around
Brevard County."
"We're glad to be
back and I'm looking
forward to seeing old
friends, making lots of
new ones and getting
back to work. We sure
have lots to do around
here," he said with a
knowing smile.

ATFP/Deployment Exercise scheduled June 23 26;

Please exercise patience while we exercise readiness

Rescue Wing to honor fallen

Khobar Towers Airmen Thursday

Airmen of the 920th Rescue Wing here invite all 45th Space Wing
personnel and retirees to join them in paying their respects to five
coworkers who were killed in the 1996 bombing of Khobar Towers
in a small informal ceremony 10 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Plaza.
Memorial Plaza is located between Bldg. 423 and 425 across from
the Base Theater.
The ceremony will include an invocation, speakers, a wreath laying
and moment of prayer for the fallen airmen. Please see July 3 issue
for follow-up story.

Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

Vol. 51 No. 24

June 19, 2009

2 June 19, 2009 Missileer VIEWPOIITS

When the going gets tough, the tough ...

Missileer staff

By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
Commander 45th Space Wing

As we prepare for the upcom-
ing Unit Compliance Inspection,
keep in mind the motto of the
45th Space Wing: Control of the
battlefield begins here. Meeting
standards will allow control of our
battlefield and will place us on the
offense as the IG team inspects
the wing.
These inspections are designed
to ensure we meet the standard
and we will meet it. To borrow a
line from Apollo 13, "failure is not
an option."
Fix the items needing attention
before the IG team arrives and be
prepared to meet the challenges
presented during the inspection.
Be sharp. The inspection team
will notice your uniform appear-
ance and job knowledge. These

From the top

are both important items before
and during an inspection. Know
your AFIs and your unit spe-
cific guidance. Show leadership
through your actions, appearance,
and knowledge as it will pay huge
dividends during the inspection.
When involved in an emergency
scenario, it is important to remain
calm and execute the specific plan
for that scenario. Show a sense of
urgency while accomplishing tasks
and be ready to take on the next
ones. Also, remain focused despite
any distractions you may face.
I urge each of you to internalize
the importance of the upcoming
inspection. Control of the battle-
field really does begin at home. If
we do not meet the standard here,
we will fail on the battlefield. We

must take pride in what we do
and have a positive attitude at all
We will be heavily judged on
how well we communicate and
adapt to changing circumstances.
Always remember that while imme
diate response is important, our
top concern is safety. If you need
to step back from a situation to
ensure safety, do it.
Your competence and aggres-
siveness will allow our wing to
face the inspectors head on. By
the time they arrive, we will have
accomplished the hard part and if
you are prepared, they will notice.
You all know the old line that
says "when the going gets tough
the tough get going" right?
Well, it's very true.
Thank you for your hard work
up to now and let's continue to
press forward.
Go Sharks!

Emphasize fitness throughout the year

By Lt. Col. Erik Bowman
45th Launch Support
Squadron Commander

Hopefully everyone has seen the
recent changes in the AF fitness
program. Although increasing the
frequency of fitness testing is a
step in the right direction, I believe
folks should be emphasizing fit-
ness throughout the year, not just
at test time, for three primary
First, the more fit you are, the
better your quality of life will be.
You'll find you have more energy,
can last longer in whatever tasks
you are performing, and you'll
look and feel better. This will help
you perform better throughout the
Secondly, whether you like it or
not, fitness is now a measure of
officer and enlisted performance.
In fact, it can be a double-wham-
my on the enlisted side. If you
don't meet physical fitness

Commander's Corner

standards, it is really hard to say
that you "clearly exceed" in the
"standards, conduct, character,
and military bearing" evaluation
Lastly, be aware that AFI 10-
248 states that "members must
present a professional military
image" regardless of overall fit-
ness composite score. If others feel
you don't present this image, they
may not feel comfortable telling
you. However, a lack of profes-
sional image can create a negative
impression that can result in lost
opportunities. Not being fit may be
an unseen discriminator, particu-
larly for major awards and high
visibility jobs.
As commanders and supervi-
sors, if someone falls in this cat-
egory, we owe it to our people to
let them know their appearance is
denying them opportunities. It's

uncomfortable to provide this feed-
back, but if they are not aware of
the problem they have no hope of
correcting it. And we also owe it to
those folks to help them develop a
plan to once again present a mili-
tary image. This is probably the
hardest part.
How do you change negative
perceptions in the community at
The only advice I can give is
to work hard to exceed the fit-
ness standards, rather than just
squeaking by. Work hard on keep-
ing your weight down, through diet
as well as exercise.
And above all, keep a good atti-
tude and continue to do your job
as best you can. The only way to
change a negative perception is to
create a positive image that people
can't help but notice. So strive to
be fit as you can be not only will
it make you healthier, look better,
and feel better it might just help
your career.

Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr.
45th Space Wing Commander
Mr. Brad Swezey
Chief of Public Affairs
2nd Lt. Karl Wiest
Deputy Chief of Public Affairs
2nd Lt. Trisha Guillebeau
Chief of Internal Information
Master Sgt. Robert Burgess
Mr. Chris Calkins
Teresa Christopher
Juanita McNeely
Layout Coordinators
Ms. Jennifer Macklin
Mr. John Connell
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NEWS June 19, 2009 Missileer 3

New AF fitness changes coming soon

All Airmen, regardless of rank or duty
position, need to understand the vital
importance of their physical condition-
ing. I don't ever want to hear anyone is 'too
busy' to take care of themselves and their
Airmen. 9

Brig. Gen.

(AFNS) The need
for a "clear, under-
standable and sim-
pler" fitness program
will mean significant
changes to the Air
Force's current fitness
program, said the
service's top officer
during a senior lead-
ership conference held
earlier this month
at Wright-Patterson
Air Force Base,
Air Force Chief of
Staff Gen. Norton
Schwartz met with the
service's other four
stars at CORONA TOP
where one of the key
agenda items was Air
Force fitness.
His intent was to
fine tune fitness test-
ing, promote a year-
round fitness culture
and send a clear mes-
sage that health and
fitness are critical to
mission readiness.
"Fitness is a
vital component of
Air Force culture,"
General Schwartz
"These challenging
times underscore the
importance of properly

caring for our most
valuable resource: our
Brigadier General
Edward L. Bolton Jr.,
commander, 45th
Space Wing, agrees
that good fitness is a
fundamental require-
ment for Air Force
"It's first and fore-
most a personal
responsibility to main-
tain a high level of
physical fitness," said
the wing commander,
who achieved a per-
fect 100 score on his
most recent PT test.
"All Airmen,
regardless of rank or
duty position, need to
understand the vital
importance of their
physical conditioning.
"I don't ever want
to hear anyone is 'too
busy' to take care of
themselves and their
Airmen," he said with
Lt. Gen. Richard
Y. Newton III, the Air
Force deputy chief of
staff for manpower
and personnel, added
that the new Air Force
instruction, projected
for publication in

Edward L. Bolton Jr.

July 2009, will bet-
ter emphasize the
service's fitness expec-
tations of its Airmen.
Who will conduct
the testing, when and
how Airmen will test
are among the most
significant revisions to
the fitness program,
which takes effect
January 2010.
Perhaps the most
significant differ-
ence in fitness testing
will be its frequency,
Air Force officials
Full-time active-
duty Airmen will now
test twice each year,
and most reservists or
guardsmen will con-
tinue to test once per
To maximize test-
ing objectivity, the
AFI designates trained
civilian proctors to
conduct fitness tests
administered at new
centralized locations
called fitness assess-
ment cells.
Senior leaders said
in order to pass the
test, Airmen will be
required to have a

See fitness, page 9

Ir iuO L uy i16S IalKIII S
Staff Sgts. Steven Tamburo, left, and Kenneth Ray, Civil Engineering
Squadron, both attained perfect scores during their most recent PT test.
The reason? They work at it.

Leasing Center open house

Photo by 2nd Lt. Karl Wiest
Sophia Reeves, community director for the Landings at Patrick,
welcomed one and all to an open house here Wednesday at the new
Hunt Pinnacle leasing center in Patrick AFB Central Housing from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The new leasing center, located at 5448 Stormy
Lane, offers new amenities to current and prospective tenants. "Our
new on-base leasing office offers our residents with a nearby loca-
tion for walk-ins and to provide services such as copying and faxing
if needed along with excellent customer service," said Ms. Reeves.
For more information on the Landings at Patrick, call 321-777-8282.

4 June 19, 2009 Missileer

Family Health Initiative comes to Patrick AFB

By Maj Angela
45th Medical Group

The Air Force
Surgeon General has
developed an initiative
that promotes fam-
ily-based health care
and helps to ensure
patient-provider con-
tinuity. The Family
Health Initiative (FHI)
promotes a strong
focus on preventative
and managed care.
The FHI is organized
around a health care
team comprised of a
physician, an extender
(a physician assistant
or nurse practitio-
ner), a clinical nurse
and five medical

One goal of the FHI
is to maximize conti-
nuity of care (patients
seeing their provider).
Once empanelled, all
efforts will be made to
match the patient to
their assigned provid-
er or team, allowing a
better provider-patient
The FHI teams will
provide patients with
educational health
information, assist
patients in preventive
health maintenance
such as immuniza-
tion, and ensure
patients are scheduled
for screening exams
based on age and
other risk factors.

Another goal of
the FHI is to manage
the health care of our
patients. This will be
accomplished through
our providers and the
Medical Management
Medical manage-
ment is an evolving
healthcare industry
model that inte-
grates Utilization
Management, Case
Management, and
Disease Management
to effectively facili-
tate patient care and
improve follow up and
access to specialty
Due to low summer
staffing it may be nec-
essary to refer some

beneficiaries to local
acute care centers
for their urgent care
needs. In an effort to
equally distribute fam-
ilies across providers,
some patients will be
reassigned to a new
FHI team.
Notification let-
ters will be mailed to
affected patients of
their new team affili-
Active duty prior-
ity time will not be
affected by the FHI.
The 45th Medical
Group looks for-
ward to serving you
and improving your
health care with
the Family Health

Photo by Jennifer Macklin
Here to help is Tech Sgt. Tiffanie Clarke,
Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman,
45 Medical Operations Squadron.

June 19, 2009 Missileer 5

Precautions needed as Summer temperatures rise

Courtesy of 45th
Space Wing Safety
Office and
45th Medical Group

It is that time of
year when supervisors
need to protect their
workers, and everyone
must protect them-
selves from the heat.
In accordance with
Air Force Pamphlet
48-151, the Wet Bulb
Global Thermometer
program/process is

designed to ensure
that notifications are
made to the appropri-
ate activities when
heat and humidity
conditions reach a
dangerous level for
those employees work-
ing outside.
This program out-
lines in very clear
language; the precau-
tions to be taken at
various temperature
and humidity ranges
so that proper rest

and hydration are
accomplished when
conditions warrant.
Rest means minimal
physical activity, i.e.
sitting or standing,
accomplished in the
shade if possible.
Important factors to
consider when exer-
cising in hot, humid
weather include: tim-
ing of exercise ses-
sions, proper attire,
and hydration. Ideally
exercise sessions

should be scheduled
in the cooler parts
of the day. If exer-
cise sessions are to
be performed during
the hotter parts of
the day the intensity
and/or duration of
the session should be
reduced or stopped
if symptoms such
as dizziness, confu-
sion, muscle cramps,
nausea, or vomiting
The best choice

of exercise attire is
breathable fabrics
(e.g. UnderArmour,
CoolMax) which allow
the body to cool itself
more quickly than
Vinyl suits should
never be worn dur-
ing exercise as this
can be potentially life
threatening. Adequate
hydration should be
maintained before,
during, and after exer-
cise sessions.

Water should be
consumed prior to
exercise and is the
preferred beverage for
most sessions lasting
less than one hour.
Sports drinks may be
needed for vigorous
exercise lasting more
than one hour.
Plan outdoor exer-
cise periods for early
morning or dusk.
Even conditioned ath-
letes are no match for
mother nature.

Table A5.1. Training Guidelines for Average Acclimatized Airmen Wearing BDU, Hot Weather.
Flag Color Work Rest Cycle Water Intake Qt/hr Work Rest Cycle Water Intake Qt/hr Work Rest Cycle Water Intake Qt/hr
1 White 78 81.9 No Limit 0.5 No Limit 0.75 40/20 min 0.75
2 Green 82- 84.9 No Limit 0.5 50/10 min 0.75 30/30 min 1.0
3 Yellow 85 87.9 No Limit 0.75 40/20 min 0.75 30/30 min 1.0
4 Red 88 89.9 No Limit 0.75 30/30 min 0.75 20/40 min 1.0

Table A5.2. Training Guidelines for Average Unacclimatized Airmen Wearing BDU, Hot Weather.
Flag Color Work Rest Cycle Water Intake Qt/hr Work Rest Cycle
1 White 78- 81.9 No Limit 0.5 50/10 min
2 Green 82 84.9 No Limit 0.5 40/20 min
3 Yellow 85 87.9 No Limit 0.75 30/30 min
4 Red 88 89.9 50/10 min 0.75 20/40 min

Water Intake Qt/hr

Work Rest Cycle
30/30 min
30/30 min
20/40 min
10/50 min

Water Intake Qt/hr

a. For all 3 work rates, individual water requirement may vary by +/- 0.25 qt/hr.
b. When performing work/exercise with ground crew ensemble, fire-fighting gear or other similar restrictive or impermeable clothing arrangements should be made for
remote site measurement of the WBGT and 10 degrees F added to the measurement before using tables 3 or 4. Add 15 degree WBGT if also wearing combat armour.
c. Rest means minimal physical activity, i.e. sitting or standing, accomplished in the shade if possible.

6 June 19, 2009 Missileer

Vacation Bible School brings

ancient city to life for kids

By Chaplain (Capt.)
Jon Bravinder
45th SW Chapel

South Patrick
Chapel will transform
into the ancient city
of Rome this week
(June 22-26) as the
thematic backdrop
for our Vacation Bible
Rome immerses
learners of all ages
in Bible-times cul-
ture, helping kids and
adults explore what it
might have been like
to live as the church
was just beginning.

Families will experi-
ence new traditions,
taste new foods, try
new arts and crafts
projects, and discover
that God's love is the
most powerful gift,

saving us from our
Christianity's great-
est missionary, the
apostle Paul, wrote
five books of the New
Testament from the
ancient capital of the
Each day our kids
will visit Paul's home,
soaking in Scripture
as Paul shares what
he's writing and
applies it to kids'
To hear from
Paul, chained to a
Roman guard, is
both memorable and

Vacation Bible
School is a great and
fun way for children
to learn basic biblical
truths while building
a spiritual foundation
that will benefit them
for life.
For more informa-
tion on Vacation
Bible School, call
the Chapel at
You can also
register your children
online at:


Daily Mass (Tues.-Fri.) at 11:30 a.m. in
the Seaside Chapel.

Saturday: 4 p.m. confession, 5 p.m.
Mass in the South Patrick Chapel.

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Mass in South
Patrick Chapel, and 11:30 a.m. Mass in
the Seaside Chapel.

Religious education classes: 10:15-
11:15 a.m. at the Education Center
for pre-K-6th grade. Youth Ministry for
7th-8th grade, 10:15-11:15 a.m. at the
Education Center; for 9th-12th grade,
6-8 p.m. at the Shark Center.

Sunday: 9 a.m. Traditional Worship in
the Seaside Chapel.
11 a.m. Praise and Worship Service in
the South Patrick Chapel.

Wednesday: 5:15 p.m. Family Night
meal and study at South Patrick Chapel.

For more information, contact Barry
Chefer at 494-6063.

Tuesday: 6-7 p.m. Islamic studies,
South Chapel, room 105. For Islamic wor-
ship services, contact Marvin Hagan at
254-6727 or the Islamic Society of Brevard
County at 984-4129.

Events Calendar

June 19, 2009 Missileer 7


Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Tides

Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Tides

Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Tides

Family Day Bowling
1-6 p.m.
$1.25 Games

Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Tides

Story Time
10 a.m.
Base Library

Open Water Scuba
Class starts
Outdoor Recreation

7:30 a.m. noon
95 cent special
11 a.m. closing
Rocket Lanes
Pajama Club Story
6:15 p.m.
Base Library

Heart Link
9 a.m. 2:30 p.m.

Job Search
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Spouse Orientation
1 -3 p.m., A&FRC

6:15 p.m., The Tides

Sponsorship Training
9-11 a.m.

Summer Reading
6 p.m.


Boater Safety
9:30 11 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Story Time
10 a.m.
Base Library

Deployed Families
6- 7 p.m.

Dress for Success
10 11:30 a.m.
Life Cycle Finances
11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

Teen Council
4:30 p.m.
Youth Center

6:15 p.m.
The Tides

Sandbag Fitness
7:30 a.m.
WarFit Field

Summer Reading
6 p.m.
Base Library

191 45SW Taiing Day I
Junior Enlisted
Appreciation Picnic
12 4:30 p.m.
Family Pool

Texas Hold 'em
5 10 p.m.
The Tides

Karaoke Contest
6:30 p.m.

Fitness & Health Fair
9 a.m. 1 p.m.
Patrick Fitness

9 9 I. *

Boater Safety
9:30 11 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Story Time
10 a.m.
Base Library

95 Cent special
11 a.m. closing
Rocket Lanes

July 1
ALS Class 09-06

6:15 p.m.
The Tides

2 | AFSPCFamilDay
Active Duty Bowling
11 a.m. closing
Rocket Lanes

3 AFSPCFamilyDay
Active Duty Bowling
11 a.m. closing
Rocket Lanes

Texas Hold 'em
6 p.m.
The Tides

9 9 I. *

9- 11 a.m.

Fundamentals of
1 -3 p.m.

Families in the
6:30 7:30 p.m.

TAP 3 Day
Workshop Begins
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

Bowling Special
11 a.m.
_ _---_--- closing
To publish events of base-wide interest in future closing
issues, e-mail $1.25 Games

Credit Reports
lla.m. 12:30

Wednesday Bowling
11 a.m. closing
$1.25 Games

6:15 p.m.
The Tides

5K Run/
1.5 Mile Walk
7 a.m. @ Patrick
Fitness Center
7:30 a.m. @CCAFS
Fitness Center

Summer Reading
6 p.m.
Base Library

Applying for AF
9 10 a.m.

Deployed Spouse
6- 8 p.m.

Kid's Night Out
6-11 p.m.
Youth Center

Deployed Family
Splash Day
10 a.m. 1 p.m.
Preparing Cars for
Summer class
10 a.m. noon
Auto Hobby Shop
Father & Child 3-6-9
4 p.m.
Rocket Lanes

Wakeboarding class
2 3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Boater Safety
9:30 11 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Sailing Class
2 3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Sailboat Races &
Pancake Breakfast
9 a.m., Marina

95 Cent Game
Rocket Lanes

Eco-Tour Turtle
Watch Trip
8:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation

& I. & &

8 June 19, 2009 Missileer

DEOMI students, staff pay tribute to

Army's 234th birthday during ceremony

The Defense
Equal Opportunity
Management Institute
(DEOMI), celebrated
the U.S. Army's 234th
birthday during a
June 12 ceremony
here with nearly 200
people in attendance.
In recognition of
their commitment to
service and willing-
ness to make great
sacrifices on behalf
of our nation, The
Secretary of the Army
established 2009 as
"The Year of the NCO."
This theme was high-
lighted throughout
DEOMI's observance
of the Army's 234th
birthday through the
words of the guest

speaker for the pro-
gram, Army Lt. Col.
Timothy R. Thomas,
Director of Equal
Opportunity Training
"In today's asym-
metrical battlefield,
the good working
relationship between
the officer and NCO is
even more vital to the
success of the mis-
sion," he said.
"The role of the NCO
to advise the com-
mander on training
and equipment need-
ed for soldiers to fight
and win on the battle-
field is critical for
mission success. Just
as important is the
advice NCOs provide
to their commander
on ways to improve
the quality of life for
Soldiers and their
families," he said.

Two hundred and
thirty-four years ago,
the Army was estab-
lished to defend the
United States. From
the Revolutionary War
to the Global War on
Terror, the nation's
Soldiers remain Army
Strong with a deep
commitment to the
Army's core values
and beliefs. This
234th birthday com-
memorates America's
Army Soldiers,
families and civilians
- who are achieving a
level of excellence that
is truly Army Strong
both here and abroad.
Army Master Sgt.
Alexis Ruiz, DEOMI
Equal Opportunity
instructor, joined the
Army when he was 18
and was searching for
a way to be success-
ful. That was 22 years

ago, and now the
career soldier reflects
back on his service
with fond memories.
"I was looking for
a way to get off the
island [Vieques,
Puerto Rico], and do
something good with
my life. The Army is
a lot more than just
kicking down doors as
I've learned, said Sgt.
Ruiz, an infantryman
by trade.
"It's given me a
career and a really
good education. I
will soon graduate
from St. Joseph's
University in Maine
with a bachelor's
degree in Healthcare
Administration, and
then my daughter and
I will be the only two
people in my direct
family to graduate
from college," said

Sgt. Ruiz.
With more than
200 years of ser-
vice, the U.S. Army's
Officer Corps has
distinguished itself
as the world's most
accomplished group
of military profession-
als. Historical and
daily accounts of
"life as an NCO" are
exemplified by acts of
courage, and a

dedication and a
willingness to do
"whatever it takes"
to complete the mis-
sion. NCOs have been
celebrated for deco-
rated service in mili-
tary events ranging
from Valley Forge to
Gettysburg, to charges
on Omaha Beach and
battles along the Ho
Chi Minh Trail, to
current conflicts in
Afghanistan and Iraq.

Army Master Sgt. Alexis Ruiz, DEOMI Equal
Opportunity Instructor, answers questions
about his career in the Army.


June 19, 2009 Missileer 9

Fitness changes coming soon

riulU uy iU1i S l IaIII S
Staff Sgt. Kenneth Ray, Civil Engineering Squadron has qualified to be a member of the 45th
Space Wing Marathon Team.

The time has comefor all Airmen to better integrate fitness
into their daily lives. 9

Chief Master Sgt. Mark Long

from page 3
composite score of
75 but also will need
to meet minimum
requirements for each
Air Force offi-
cials said age range
requirements will
be simplified to five

categories: less than
30, 30-39, 40-49,
50-59 and 60-plus
years of age.
because overall fitness
is a readiness issue,
fitness results will
be categorized using
operational readiness
or unit compliance

inspection-type rat-
Those scoring 90
and above will be
"Excellent;" those
scoring between
75 and 90 will
be "Satisfactory;"
and those scor-
ing under 75 will be

"The time has come
for all Airmen to
better integrate fitness
into their daily lives,"
said Chief Master Sgt.
Mark Long, the Air
Staff enlisted promo-
tions, evaluations
and physical fitness

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Thanks for

the Memories
Mrs. Patricia Bolton, right, wife of Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr.,
commander, 45th Space Wing, shares a smile with Mrs. Melanie Davis,
left, president of the Patrick Spouse's Club, along with Mrs. Ann
Turco, a 26-year veteran of the Organization of Wives of Officers and
NCOs during a recent end-of-year luncheon held at the Tides.
The spouse's club has raised tens of thousands of dollars since
their formation, donating to multiple scholarship funds. They have
listened to speakers from Miss America to John Travolta and hosted
dinners for deployed troops and slumber parties.
"One year we saw a launch from the general's quarters. We were
all having a slumber party there while he was out," commented Mrs.
The ladies all reminisced about activities from formal functions to
chasing tumble weed in order to spray paint it to use for a decoration
at one of their functions.
Photo by 2nd Lt. Trisha Guillebeau

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History Highlights

June 19, 2009 Missileer 11

A total of 15 real Bull Goose prototype missiles were launched from the Cape between June 27, 1957 and December 6,1958.

Courtesy Photo

First Real Bull Goose Launch Anniversary

By Mark C. Cleary
45th SW
History Office

Back in the early
days of the Cold War,
the U.S. Air Force
chose an area near
Cape Canaveral's
lighthouse to build
Complexes 21 and
22 for the ground-
launched, long-range
Bull Goose missile
Construction of the
pads started in 1956,
and the Air Force
accepted the sites on
February 26, 1957.
Each of the

complexes cost
$1,200,000 including
a blockhouse shared
by both of them.
Naturally that mod-
est sum only paid for
the brick and mortar.
Ground equipment
and control systems
were procured sepa-
rately at extra cost.
The first of five
"dummy" Bull
Goose missiles was
launched on March
13, 1957, but the
first REAL Bull Goose
was launched from
Complex 22 on June
27, 1957. So, accord-
ing to the rules that
govern these things,

the 52nd anniver-
sary of the Bull Goose
has to be this week
rather than last
March. Real or not,
the Bull Goose wasn't
armed that would
have been a waste of
good ordnance. The
Bull Goose's mis-
sion was deception.
It mimicked the flight
characteristics of
America's B-36, B-
47 and B-52 heavy
bombers to fool enemy
radar defenses.
A total of 15 real
Bull Goose proto-
type missiles were
launched from
the Cape between

June 27, 1957 and
December 6, 1958.
The subsonic flights
typically lasted from
one to three hours,
but one Bull Goose
managed to stay aloft
for five hours flying
a "race track" pat-
tern between Cape
Canaveral and Grand
Bahama Island. Two
other missiles ended
their flights early due
to fuel starvation,
but one Bull Goose
caught fire, crashed,
and burned a few
seconds after it was
launched on April 18,
1958. The rest of the
flights ended far less

dramatically well out
to sea.
A teletype mes-
sage from Air Force
Headquarters ter-
minated the Bull
Goose program on
December 12, 1958,
but Complexes
21 and 22 did not
remain idle for long.
They were rebuilt
in 1959 and 1960
to support MACE B
winged cruise mis-
sile flights. In all, 44
Mace B test missiles
were launched from
Complexes 21 and 22
between October 29,
1959 and July 18,

For all practi-
cal purposes, the
Cape's involvement
in the Mace B pro-
gram ended in 1964.
Consequently the two
complexes remained
inactive until they
were reassigned to
the U.S. Army on
November 2, 1970
for possible use as a
Dragon missile range.
Unfortunately the
Army dropped the
idea and returned
the complexes to the
Air Force on July 23,
Both launch sites
were deactivated
shortly thereafter.

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Father's Day Golf Special
The Manatee Cove Golf Course has a great
Father's Day gift idea. The "Evan Par" Father's
Day special includes 18 holes of play, greens
fee, cart, range balls, CTP and long drive con-
test prizes, and lunch (before 3 p.m.). Cost is
even par of $36 per person. Anyone who beats
par (net or gross) will win a special Father's Day
prize. There's no cost to enter, but you must
sign up in the Pro Shop with an e-mail address
with at least one other player before teeing off.
For more information, call 494-GOLF.


Red, White & Blue
Golf Tournament
The Manatee Cove Golf Course
will host the Red, White & Blue
Tournament on Jul 3, with an
8 a.m. shotgun start. Golfers can
sign up for this four-person team
scramble in the Pro Shop. Cost is

$27 for Annual Pass players, $30 for Annual
Fee players and $40 for all others. Registration
is required by COB Jul 1 (no refunds after that
date). Players must have a USGA handicap or
play scratch. Gift certificates will be awarded
to 25 percent of the field. An optional barbecue
with all the trimmings will be available after
play for $9.95 per person, with live entertain-
ment from 1 5 p.m. For more details, call 494-

Summer Golf Special
Would you like to play a lot of golf for just a
little bit of money?
Check out the Manatee Cove Golf Course's
Summer Special. For just $106 you can pur-
chase a summer pass that 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. This special is valid after 9:30 a.m. daily.
The special is not valid for league or tournament
players. For more information, call 494-GOLF.

Rediscover Golf Special
Patrick AFB would like to invite golfers to

"Rediscover Golf at Manatee Cove Golf Course"
for free! Pay just $45 and get unlimited 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) with-
in the past 12 months. Special is valid Jun 1
- Oct 31, 2009. For more information, call 494-

Golf 4 Kids Summer Program
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will host the
Golf 4 Kids summer program in July. There will
be two sessions Session One: Jul 7 10, from
8 11 a.m., for youth 7 11 years old; Session
Two: Jul 14 17, from 8 11 a.m., for youth 12
-17 years old. A tournament will follow on Jul
18 (time to be determined). Cost is only $49 per
student. Sign up in the Pro Shop. Space is lim-
ited to the first 25 participants in each session.
For more information, call 494-7856.

Happy Birthday Golfers
The Manatee Cove Golf Course offers a free
round of golf with cart on your birthday. If you
are already an Annual Greens Fee Holder (AGF),
you will receive a free cart rental (free rounds/
carts are good on birth date only must show
ID). Then, any other day in your birth month,
golfers play for free with cart when they bring
in a threesome that pays regular priced green
and cart fees. For more information, call 494-

2009 "Instant Payback" Club
Membership Campaign
If you have been thinking about joining the
club, now's the time. The 2009 "Instant Payback"
Club Membership Campaign runs thru Aug 15.
All personnel who join the club during the cam-
paign will automatically receive three months
free dues, free cash back through the rewards
program, and a six-month 0 percent introduc-
tory APR. As an additional bonus, 200 members
will be randomly selected to receive $250 by par-
ticipating in an online survey at www.afclubs.
net. For more information, call 494-4013.

Airman's Attic
Family Service's Airman's Attic needs your
unwanted items. Items donated are given to E-
5s and below that are establishing a household,
need items for their children, or are expecting
an addition to their family. Please stop by Bldg
415 (in the mini-mall, adjacent to Information,
Tickets and Travel) and take a look at the
wants/needs board, where our young enlisted
personnel post information on what they need.
For more information, call Elsa Kekahuna at

Auto Air Conditioning Check
The Auto Hobby Shop has a great money sav-
ing special for July. You can get your air condi-
tioning checked for only $20 (does not include
Freon) a $10 savings. For more information,
call 494-2537.

Summer Camp Slots Available
Give your K 6th grader a well supervised,
fun and safe place to be this summer. Youth
Programs' School Age Program Summer Camp
offers a great variety of extended fun and educa-
tional activities that enable continuous learning
for children while parents complete their work-
day. For more information, call 494-4749.

Fall Youth Soccer Registration
Fall soccer registration is underway at the
Youth Center. A current physical is required at
time of registration. Cost is only $30 per child.
Participants must be a current member of the
Youth Center. For more information, call 494-

Bowling Center Specials
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will
feature the following specials in July: Active

__ BRIEFS __
Duty Special Bowl for free every Tuesday thru
Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. when you pur-
chase $5 or more from the snack bar; Tuesday
& Wednesday Special all games are just $1.25
from 11 a.m. to closing; 95 Cent Game Special
- Jul 11, 18 & 25 (except during Rock'it Bowl
on Jul 18, from 2 4 p.m.); Family Day every
Sunday you can bowl for just $1.25 a game,
from 1 6 p.m.; Rock'it Glow Bowl Every
Friday & Saturday Night (except Jul 3). For more
information, call 494-2958.

Camp Xtreme
Youth Programs' Camp Xtreme is a weekly
camp that allows teens to plan their own
activities, guided by an experienced staff. Teens
participate in a great variety of activities such
as swimming, bowling, performing commu-
nity service, learning computer skills, rock wall
climbing, budgeting, kayaking and more. Teens
can sign up for one or two weeks, or the rest of
the summer. For more information, call 494-

Keystone Club
Youth Programs is searching for teens who
would like to take the Keystone Club and make
it their own. This leadership group is exclu-
sively for youth ages 14 18 and is an excellent
opportunity for teens to learn leadership skills
and make a difference within the Youth Center
and the community. For more information, call

Walk Around the World
Help Youth Programs reach their goal of walk-
ing 42,000 miles (the distance to every Air Force
base in the U.S.) by Nov 5, 2009. Their FitFactor
"Walk Around the World" program is for youth
ages 6 18. Youth must be a registered par-
ticipant in the FitFactor program to log miles
walked. Prizes will be awarded and parents may
register in the FitFactor program to help achieve
the goal. For more information and to register,
call 494-9096.

Summer Camp Slots Available
Give your K 6th grader a well supervised,
fun and safe place to be this summer. Youth
Programs' School Age Program Summer Camp
offers a great variety of extended fun and
educational activities that enable continuous
learning for children while parents complete
their workday. For more information, call 494-

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I Special Duty Assignment
Pay increase approved

I for MTIs I

Pentagon officials recently revised Special
| Duty Assignment Pay for Military Training |
Instructors. The revision, effective June 1,
increases SDAP levels for MTIs.
According to officials, Air Force Basic
Military Training has faced a shortage of
SMTIs since 2007. As an incentive for MTI
Recruitment and retention, Lt. Gen. Richard
Newton, Air Force deputy chief of staff
Sfor Personnel and Manpower, approved an
increase to SDAP for MTIs on June 1.
"Increased accessions and the recent exten-
sion of BMT from six to eight weeks triggered |
a requirement for additional instructors and
Placed a heavy burden on our current MTIs,"
General Newton said. "The pay increase will I
help compensate MTIs for their increased
Sworkload and help with the recruitment of
According to the Air Force Personnel
SCenter, the increased length of basic train-
ing coupled with an increase in active-duty
Iaccessions rapidly raised the requirement
for MTIs.
MTIs receive SDAP based on their duty
I position and with the increase, will now|
Receive the following: I

* $300 a month for Officer Training School

I $375 a month for instructors in support

I $450 a month for BMT flight instructors I
at Lackland and the United States Air Force
I Academy I

In addition to the increased SDAP level for
permanently assigned MTIs, the personnel
and manpower community also approved
SDAP for Airmen performing MTI duties in a
Manning assist capacity (179-day temporary
duty to BMT). These MTIs are authorized
SDAP based on the MTI duties they perform |
while TDY. I
For more information, contact your local
military personnel flight or visit the "Ask"
AFPC site and search for "MTI."


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