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Title: The Missileer
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riMsros 45th Space Wing supports NASA's

Dual Lunar Exploratory Missions

The following officers
were selected to the
rank of Colonel:

Lt. Col. Lina Cashin
45th Space Wing

Lt. Col. David Hook
5th Space Launch

Lt. Col. Eva Jenkins

Lt. Col.
Brett Newman
920th Maintenance

Lt. Col. Robert Lipira
920th Operations

Junior Enlisted Party
a success


Fla. The U.S. Air
Force supported the
successful launch of
an Atlas V rocket car-
rying a pair of NASA
lunar exploration
spacecraft June 18
at 5:32 p.m. (EDT)
from Space Launch
Complex 41.
NASA's Lunar
Orbiter (LRO)
and Lunar Crater
Observation and
Sensing Spacecraft
(LCROSS) will fly to
the moon atop the
same Atlas V rocket,
although they will use
vastly different meth-
ods to study the lunar
Several units across
the 45th Space Wing
provided vital support,
including weather
forecasts, media rela-
tions, launch and
range operations,
security and safety.
The wing also provid-
ed a vast network of
See Atlas, page 5

Photos by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter,
onboard an ULA Atlas V rocket, rolls out to
Space Launch Complex-41 at 10 a.m. on
June 17. Following the Shuttle Endeavor scrub,
the 45th SW immediately began to reconfigure
the Eastern Range in order to expedite a
successful Atlas launch.

An United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts
off with NASA's LRO/LRCOSS mission from
Space Launch Complex-41 and quickly shoots
up into the clouds over Cape Canaveral AFS.
The Atlas V family of Evolved Expendable
Launch Vehicles (EELV) has achieved
100 percent mission success in all 15 of its
launches from SLC-41.

Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile

capabilities to America and its warfighting commands

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

Vol. 51 No. 25

June 26, 2009

2 June 26, 2009 Missileer


Exercises prepare us for challenges

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

As we just finished another
week of exercises, I think it is
important for each of us to pause
and reflect on the serious nature
of military service. We exercise
for a reason. We exercise because
we place our lives at risk in the
service of others. So, it's more
than just a job tasked to us. It is
a patriotic commitment to ensur-
ing the freedom of our country, as
the recent death of the Air Force
Academy's first female graduate,
1st Lt. Roslyn Schulte in combat
shows. And that's the potential
ultimate sacrifice one can give
toward that end.
Our profession places us in
the face of danger. When you sign
your name on the dotted line to
serve our country you understand

From the top

this job has severe risk. It is not
a job at some fast food joint or in
a corporate office position, but a
serious profession, one in which
you may face injury or death. The
challenges you face are unique and
you put your lives on the line. You
are the ones who fight to make the
United States of America free and
we need you.
Deployed rotations are not
decreasing and we must be pre-
pared. Prepare for the future and
be proud of your profession today
and always. Your training is cru-
cial. Our exercises are part of that
training and will help better pre-
pare you for the challenges of the
deployed environment. In the face
of adversity, I ask you to rise to
the occasion and accomplish the

task at hand.
During this time of deployment,
we must also remember the fami-
lies of those deployed members.
They are the true supporters of
our Airmen and are essential to
our success. Families endure emo-
tional hardship and ultimately
show service before self as they are
separated from their loved ones for
the time of their deployments or in
some cases, forever, due to the ser-
vice member giving his or her life
for our nation.
I thank you for your service. I
thank those families who support
military members. I thank those
civic organizations who give time
and resources to our service mem-
bers. It is our privilege to have
served beside them. Be proud of
what you do and I ask that each
family be proud of their military
member. Thank you again for your

The Fitness Triad Physical, mental, spiritual

By Chief Master Sgt.
Jeffrey Hall
45th Launch Group

What does fitness mean to you?
When we think and talk about
fitness, we typically focus on
physical fitness. The obvious ben-
efits of good physical fitness can
be categorized as health reasons.
There's better overall physical con-
dition, more efficient functioning
of the body, and increased poten-
tial for a longer and improved
quality of life.
The military brings about addi-
tional considerations like fitness
and appearance standards and
conditioning for deployments.
Promoting physical fitness is more
integral to our daily lives now than
ever before. Pick any duty morn-
ing or lunch hour on base and see
if there isn't some unit out doing
PT. It wasn't that way 15-20 years
ago. We've come a long way and I
think we've finally "got it".

Commander's Corner

The second element of the triad
is mental fitness, which includes
minimizing stress, worry, and guilt
so you can focus on enhancing
productivity and quality of life.
I've noticed a pronounced
upswing in our methods to educate
Airmen about what it means to be
mentally fit and the wide range of
programs available for support.
Many servicemembers allow pride
to cloud the path to seeking help.
I challenge those folks to give it
a chance. Use the programs and
services available to better under-
stand and improve mental fitness.
A healthy state of mind serves to
strengthen the connection between
the other two elements of the triad.
You owe it to yourself, your ser-
vice, family, and friends to operate
at your full capacity.
Lastly, there's spiritual fitness.
Probably the most obscure of the

three, its true meaning lies in the
opinion of each individual. I believe
spiritual fitness for the masses has
religious ties, but maybe not all.
The practices and methods
through which you fulfill your spir-
itual fitness may differ. It's impor-
tant to emphasize here that this is
merely my opinion, but simply put,
spiritual fitness means having an
inner peace with oneself, as well as
having healthy beliefs. Determine
for yourself what spiritual fitness
means to you, but it is equally as
important to your overall fitness as
the other elements.
This simple triad drives many
of our actions and activities. As
we continue to operate with other
military branches, it's important to
understand and capitalize on the
benefits of improving these areas.
Because we'll always know more
today than we did yesterday, we'll
continue to be good. What we do
tomorrow with what we've learned
today is what will make us great.

Missileer staff
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
Mrs. Teresa Christopher
Mrs. Juanita McNeely
Layout Coordinators
Mrs. Jennifer Macklin
Mr. John Connell
Published by Cape Publications, Inc., a
private firm in no way connected with the Air
Force, under exclusive written contract with the
45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Fla.
This civilian enterprise Air Force newspa-
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of the U.S. military services. Contents of the
Missileer are not necessarily official views of, or
endorsed by, the U.S. government, the DoD or
the Department of the Air Force.
The appearance of advertising in this pub-
lication, including inserts or supplements, does
not constitute endorsement by the DoD, the
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Everything advertised in this publication
shall be made available for purchase, use or
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sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical
handicap, political affiliation or any other non-
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Editorial content is edited, prepared and
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the Friday before publication.


June 26, 2009 Missileer 3




45th Space Wing first responders rapidly respond to a mass
casualty exercise designed to evaluate the wing's command,
control and response capabilities at the Blockhouse
during Exercise Ocean Breeze, which was held Tuesday and
Wednesday. "Our Security Forces quickly controlled the scene,
.. our fire and medical personnel conducted triage, first aid, and
S evacuation of the wounded, and our fire personnel successfully
< extinguished a fire on their live fire trainer," said Lt. Col. Gary
Lund, Inspector General. "We didn't do everything perfectly, but
we're getting better. That's why we do it," he said.


Photo by Jennifer Macklin

The following individuals have
been selected for promotion to
the rank of Technical Sergeant:

Staff Sgt. Toriano A. Banks
45th Comptroller Squadron

Staff Sgt. Clement Blackmon
5th Space Launch Squadron

Staff Sgt. David W. Boerner
45th Medical Support Squadron

Staff Sgt. Miguel A. Brown
Air Force Technical
Applications Center

Staff Sgt. Charles M. Burgess
45th Civil Engineer Squadron

Staff Sgt. Michael Cleveland
45th Civil Engineer Squadron

Staff Sgt. Tonya Cobarruviaz
Air Force Technical
Applications Center

Staff Sgt. David S. Coleman
45th Space Wing

Staff Sgt. James P. Collins
Air Force Technical
Applications Center

Staff Sgt.
Joshua L. Darting
Air Force Technical
Applications Center

Staff Sgt.
Jonathan R. Detroye
45th Medical
Operations Squadron

Staff Sgt. Brian D. Ellis
Air Force Technical
Applications Center

Staff Sgt. Terrence Farrow
45th Aeromedical-Dental

Staff Sgt. John J. Garnish, III
45th Civil Engineer Squadron

Staff Sgt. Terry A. Gratreaks
5th Space Launch Squadron

Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Kern
45th Weather Squadron

Staff Sgt. Brian D. King
Air Force Technical
Applications Center

Staff Sgt. Adam E.
45th Civil Engineer

Staff Sgt. Micahel S.
Air Force Technical
Applications Center

Staff Sgt. Eduardo A.
USAF Recruiting

Staff Sgt. Tiffany Mclamore
45th Medical Support Squadron

Staff Sgt. John D Sanders
45th Operations
Support Squadron

Staff Sgt. Keith A. Snyder
45th Civil Engineer Squadron

Staff Sgt. Natasha D. Stanton
Air Force Technical
Applications Center

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey S. Storman
USAF Recruiting

The following officer was selected to
the rank of Major:

Capt Catherine M. Callender
Medical Operations Squadron

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Swearengin
45th Contracting Squadron

Staff Sgt. James P. Sykes
45th Launch Support Squadron

Staff Sgt. Billy H. Tyson
45th Civil Engineer Squadron

Staff Sgt. Justin M. Uras
45th Medical Support Squadron

Staff Sgt. Francis Wallace, Jr.
USAF Recruiting

Staff Sgt. Ericka R. Wright
45th Space Wing

4 June 26, 2009 Missileer

PCS policy changes promote

stability, quality of life

- Air Force officials
have modified two
permanent change of
station policies to give
Airmen more flexible
assignment options
and better force devel-
opment opportunities.
The time on sta-
tion requirement for
government funded
join-spouse assign-
ments, where the Air
Force assigns military
couples (when pos-
sible) to a location
where they can live in
the same residence,
has changed from 24
to 12 months.
"This change gives
Airmen more flex-
ibility and will help
minimize financial
hardships for mar-
ried couples who
are geographically

Patrick is an ideal
locationfor our airmen.
Housing is readily
available right now, both in
North and Central Housing.
But best of all, the beach is
right across the street, who
wouldn't love that!

Gloria Hall

separated and manag-
ing two households,"
said Letty Inabinet,
chief of the assign-
ment programs and
procedures branch
at the Air Force
Personnel Center here.
A local housing
privatization employee

"Patrick is an ideal
location for our air-
men," said housing
employee Gloria Hall.
"Housing is readily
available right now,
both in North and
Central Housing. But
best of all, the beach
is right across the
street, who wouldn't

love that!"
This policy change
also applies to Airmen
with projected per-
missive join-spouse
assignments who
have not departed
their current duty sta-
tion. Permissive reas-
signments are those
where Airmen pay all
moving expenses and
travel time is charged
as leave.
The other PCS
change involves recent
adjustments in man-
ning requirements
for Airmen at state-
side bases, which is
expected to open up
more base-of-prefer-
ence opportunities for
first-term and career
"It's all about
improving the quality
of life of our Airmen,"
said Ms. Inabinet,

"and to give those who
are eligible opportuni-
ties to broaden their
experiences at differ-
ent locations."
These changes are
expected to open up
opportunities in the
Voluntary Stabilized
Base Assignment
Program, which gives
Airmen the option to
volunteer for certain
bases in the conti-
nental U.S. that have
been historically hard
to fill. The benefit to
the volunteer is a sta-
bilized tour of either
four or five years
depending on the
All other PCS poli-
cies, including assign-
ment lengths, remain
the same. In 2006, Air
Force officials extend-
ed the average assign-
ment length for most

Airmen from three
years to four years,
which has reduced
the number of yearly
PCS moves.
Limiting the num-
ber of PCS moves both
stateside and overseas
has helped the Air
Force save PCS costs.
"Fewer moves
allows children to
stay in school longer,
gives spouses the
ability to remain in
stable careers and lets
families stay in their
homes longer," Ms.
Inabinet said.
Although 48
months is the goal,
some Airmen, depend-
ing on the career field
and mission needs,
may need to rotate
more often, she said.
For more informa-
tion on base housing,
call 777-828282.

Educational opportunities abound at Patrick AFB

University offers five
terms per year, with
evening classes meet-
ing one time per week.
Call 783-5020 or
visit www.embryrid- to
see the latest details.
Columbia College
offers associate and
bachelor's degrees
online and on-cam-
pus, eight-week

courses that meet
once or twice a
week, five sessions
each year starting
in January, March,
June, August and
October, evening
and online classes
that can be taken
and start-and-stop
degree flexibility to
meet work and fam-
ily obligations, as well
as scholarships and

tuition discounts for
military spouses
On-campus degrees
Associate degrees
in: General Studies,
Science in Business
Science in Computer
Information Systems,
Science in
Criminal Justice
Bachelor degrees in:
Arts in Business

Arts in Criminal
General Studies,
Science in Business
Science in
Information Systems
Columbia College
also has certificates
programs in:
Human Resources,

Call 783-5506 for
more information
Webster University
offers evening class-
es with five terms
per year starting in
January, March, May,
August, and October.
Master's degrees are
available in:
Public Administration,

Arts in Management
and Leadership,
Arts in Human
Arts in Human
Arts in Information
Master of Arts
in Business and
Security Management


June 26, 2009 Missileer 5

Successful Atlas V rocket launch supports mission

from page 1

radar, telemetry, opti-
cal and communica-
tions instrumentation
that helped facilitate
a safe launch on the
Eastern Range.
"We are thrilled to
support these lunar
exploration mis-
sions," said Brig.
Gen. Edward L.
Bolton Jr., 45th Space
Wing commander.
leading NASA back
to the moon, and our

launch team is proud
to be a part."
LRO is to orbit the
moon, turning its
suite of instruments
towards the moon
for thorough studies.
The spacecraft also
is to look for poten-
tial landing sites for
LCROSS is to guide
an empty upper stage
on a collision course
with a permanently
shaded crater in an
effort to kick up evi-
dence of water at
the moon's poles.
LCROSS itself will fly

into the plume of dust
left by the impact and
take measurements of
its properties before
also colliding with the
lunar surface.
"The entire Atlas
team is honored to
be a part of such a
historic mission,"
said Capt. Steve
Mission Lead. "This
mission's ground
breaking ceremony
on the moon will set
the precedent for all
future moon explora-
tion and secure our
page in the history

We are thrilled to support these lunar
exploration missions. LROILCROSS is
leading NASA back to the moon, and our
launch team is proud to be a part.

Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr.

The Atlas V family
of Evolved Expendable
Launch Vehicles
(EELV) has achieved
100 percent mission

success in launches
from Space Launch
Complex 41 at Cape
Canaveral Air Force
This mission

marked the 15th flight
of an Atlas V rocket
from here and the
fifth launch this year
from Cape Canaveral

6 June 26, 2009 Missileer

A word from the wise Phooby JnCone
Bernie McGrenahan greets Senior Airmen (left to right) Jessica Whelton, Leigherin Minton and Cathryn Cook following the comedian's
performance during the Commander's Call held June 19 in the Base Theater. Mr. McGrenahan perfomed his national "Happy Hour" tour,
and his hour-long performance featured both stand-up comedy and an inspirational message about alcohol awareness.
His trip was sponsored by the Wing Safety Office.

June 26, 2009 Missileer 7

I History Highlights

Matador launch opens first 200 miles of range

By Mark C. Cleary
45th SW
History Office

On June 20, 1951
Cape Canaveral's first
Matador flight opened
the first 200 miles
of what was known
as the Long Range
Proving Ground or
- unofficially as
the Florida Missile
Test Range.
In those days the
range's only really
substantial track-
ing sites were located
on the Cape, in an
area near Jupiter,
Florida, and on Grand
Bahama Island. The
range's name changed
three times over the
next 40 years. We
know it today as the
Eastern Range.
Plans were under-
way in 1951 to build
six more stations
and extend the range
1,000 miles southeast
of Cape Canaveral to
Puerto Rico, but even
those stations were
not enough to sup-
port all the long-range
missiles coming to the
In October 1952
the Air Research
and Development
Command approved
a plan to extend the
range an additional
4,000 miles to meet
Snark and Navaho
missile tracking
requirements. The
United States negoti-
ated agreements with

the governments of
Britain, St. Lucia,
Brazil and Ascension
to construct tracking
stations stretching
beyond Puerto Rico all
the way to Ascension
Major tracking sta-
tions were built on the
islands of Eleuthera,
San Salvador,
Mayaguana and
Grand Turk.
Two more sites were
constructed in the
Dominican Republic
and Puerto Rico. The
final stretch of sub-
marine communica-
tions cable linked the
Puerto Rico station
to Cape Canaveral's
tracking "hub" in the
latter half of 1954.
The stations
in the Dominican
Republic and Puerto
Rico became opera-
tional in December
1956. Antigua and
Ascension were ready
for range operations
in October 1957, and
the Atlantic Missile
Range (another of the
Eastern Range's early
aliases) supported its
first 5,000-mile-long
mission on October
31, 1957. That flight
involved a winged
Snark missile.
Ballistic missiles
and space launch
vehicles replaced
winged missiles by
the early 1960s, and
the need for stations
to track low-flying
winged missiles soon

waned. Ballistic mis-
siles and space vehi-
cles flew much higher
trajectories, so more
powerful trackers
were required to meet
the new flight profiles.
Their long-range capa-
bilities made most
intermediate sites
By the early 1980s
major downrange
tracking stations
remained on Grand
Bahama, Antigua
and Ascension, but
the others were inac-
tivated. Jonathan
Dickinson Missile
Tracking Annex was
built near Jupiter,
Florida, as a brand
new station to replace
our station on Grand
Bahama. The Grand
Bahama station was
inactivated in 1987,
and its keys were
turned over to the
Government of the
Bahamas on January
30, 1988.
New Consolidated
Facilities (CIFs) were
built at the old sta-
tions on Antigua
and Ascension in the
In addition to
those improvements,
a small tracking
annex in Argentia,
Newfoundland, was
set up in 1993 to
track northerly space
flights from the Cape.
Since northerly flights
on the Eastern Range
are the exception
rather than the rule,

the Argentia
station is
in care-
taker condi-
tion most
of the time.
and the sta-
tions on
Antigua and
support space
and mis-
sile flights
on a routine
basis, and
they remain
essential parts
of the Eastern
Range today.

On June 20, 1951 Cape Canaveral's first Matador flight
opened the first 200 miles of what was known as the
Long Range Proving Ground or unofficially as the
Florida Missile Test Range.

8 June 26, 2009 Missileer

Staff Sgt. Chad Goff,
left, belts out a tune
to Tech. Sgt. (select)
Ericka Wright (both
from 45th Space Wing)
during the "Patrick
Idol" portion of the
day's activities. The
golden-coated crooner
must have done some-
thing right; he was
declared the overall

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family," he said. "They are
an opportunity to tell them
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Airman 1st Class
Justin Holliday,
45th Comptroller
Squadron grooves
to the music
during last week's
Junior Enlisted

Photo by 2nd Lt. Trisha Guillebeau

Photo by John Connell
Tech. Sgt, Staci Oliver, 45th Medical Group, Public
Health Flight, wows the crowd with her vocal skills
last week.

Service members from all b
during the annual tri-cycle I
way around the course.

June 26, 2009 Missileer 9

Photos by 2nd Lt. Trisha Guillebeau
Command Chief Larry Malcom (off the board and in inset
the June 19 party at the Tides. More than 400 junior service
f the sunny weather, free food and tons of fun. "We couldn't
the way we do without the continued support of our civilian
a very integral part of the 45th Space Wing and we never miss
just that."

Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., commander 45th Space Wing, takes time to
thank all the sponsors who made the Junior Enlisted Party a rousing success
- once again. "All our sponsors are important," he said, "but I want to recog-
nize some members of the Military Affairs Council (at left); they raised more
than $21,000 to give our young service members a day to remember. What a
great group of caring folks."

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ranches got to really lay down some rubber
*ace. Some even managed to pedal the entire

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Senior Airman Jacquelyn Molinaro, Air Force Technical
Applications Center, beats the heat and her opponents
- during a water-logged game of volleyball.

We couldn't do
what we do and
operate the way we
do without the continued
support of our civilian
family ... we never miss
an opportunity to tell
them just that.

45th Space Wing
Command Chief
Larry Malcom

1 0 June 26, 2009 Missileer

Events Calendar



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

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

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

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

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


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 AFSPC Family Day
Active Duty
Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
Rocket Lanes

GOES-O Launch
Pad 37

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

31 AFSPC Family Day I
Red, White and Blue
Golf Tournament
8 a.m.
Manatee Cove
Golf Course

Texas Hold 'em
6 p.m.
The Tides

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
$1.25 Games

Credit Reports
lla.m. 12:30

Bowling Special
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 Jobs
9- 10 a.m.

Deployed Spouse
6- 8 p.m.

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

I.... 1.

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

Story Time
10 a.m.
Base Library

1st Term Airman
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
$1.25 Games

Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
$1.25 Games

6:15 p.m.
The Tides

To publish events of base-wide interest in future
issues, e-mail I I I

Active Duty
Bowling Special
11 a.m.- closing
Rocket Lanes

Summer Reading
6 p.m.
Base Library

Active Duty
Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
Rocket Lanes

Teen Night
6- 10 p.m.
Youth Center

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

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

Shuttle Launch
Space Center

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

95 Cent Game
Rocket Lanes

Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

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

95 Cent Bowling
Rocket Lanes



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Red, for new or rett
White & ing golfers
Blue Golf were not a p
discount cardhol
Tournament (annual pass/I
The Manatee Cove punch card) wit
Golf Course will host the past 12 mon
the Red, White & Blue Special is valid Ju
Tournament on July Oct 31, 2009.
3, with an 8 a.m. shot- For more infor]
gun start. Golfers can tion, call 494-GOLI
sign up for this four-
person team scram-
ble 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 handi-
cap or play scratch.
Gift certificates will be
awarded to 25 percent
of the field. An option-
al barbecue with all
the trimmings will be
available after play for
$9.95 per person, with
live entertainment
from 1 5 p.m. For
more details, call 494-

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

12 June 26, 2009 Missileer

Letting go of strife in your life

By Chaplain
(Lt. Col.)
Christopher A.
45th SW Chapel

What causes anxi-
ety in your life? For
many people anxiety
is caused by stress.
Stress comes from
a hostile work or
home environment,
from insecurity about
the future, or some-
times from health
Stress is part of life.
Distress or an over-
load of stress can lead
to anxiety.
Frequently people
will seek out the help
of a chaplain or men-
tal health expert in
dealing with stress
and anxiety. When a
person seeks my help
or advice I ask them
to make a list of all
the things that are
causing stress in their
Often they will list
the things mentioned
above. Then, I will ask
them which of those
items can something
be done about.
At first it will seem
as though everything
is out of control and
impossible to change
and that is why they
are stressed.
Yet, with a little
bit of work and soul-
searching I can usu-
ally help them see
that there are often

one or two things that
are controllable.
Among the things
that we have some
control over is
how we respond to
We often choose
to relate to another
based on their past
experience to us. If
someone has been
rude to me I might
be tempted to put
my defenses up and
be short with them.
I might decide not to
engage them in dis-
cussion or even to be
rude back.
I will suggest to a
person who has to
deal with someone
difficult that perhaps
they could change
their way of relating.
They might try kind-
ness and respect. I
have often found that
many situations can
be defused by kind-
When a person
has been hurt it is
hard to be kind; hard
to love back. Yet, we
know that so much

anxiety in life is over
past hurts that have
never been forgiven or
dealt with. I encour-
age the person to
forgive them ... really
forgive them! Then let
it go.
Don't let the past
action influence how
you will respond to
that person in the
future. If you do you
haven't really forgiven
This is not easy
when it is a family
member or if the hurt
was significant. But
forgiveness is the
beginning of peace
which reduces anxi-
After looking at how
to respond to others
and forgiving past
hurts I ask more prac-
tical things.
Do you get enough
sleep, eat healthy
meals and exercise?
Do you ever take a
walk outdoors and let
the sun hit you.
Sunshine releases
chemicals in the body
that induce comfort
and peace. It is proba-
bly the reason that we
feel much better after
a day at the beach.
The sunshine,
the gentle rolling of
the tide, and just
being quiet without
deadlines or work to
be accomplished can
do a lot to ease anxi-
Then when all of

that has been done,
we look at the rest
of the list and realize
that there are things
out of one's control.
Those you turn over
to God, if you are a
religious person.
Much of the stress
in life happens
because we try to
control the uncontrol-
lable and choose not
to do something about
those things we can
When we reverse
that and take
command of our life
controlling our behav-
iors and actions and
letting go of those
things that we can do
nothing about, it is
amazing how peaceful
life can become.
Letting go doesn't
mean caving in or
becoming lazy.
Tasks still need
to be accomplished.
Work can still be
demanding and
people will still be
inconsiderate. How
we respond to our
environment and the
people in it will be
When Jesus came
to this earth he told
his Apostles that he
came to bring them
Joy happens when
we allow God to direct
our lives and actions.
When things seem too
much to handle Let
Go and Let God.

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Manatees Military Appreciation
Want some free baseball? The Brevard
County Manatees will be hosting two Military
Appreciation Nights July 3 and 4 at the Space
Coast Stadium. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets
are FREE for all military personnel in uniform.
Discounted tickets are available for active duty,
retirees and those with a VA card. For details,
call Kathryn Bubeck at 633-9200, ext. 2101.

2009 Intramural Flag
Football Season
The 2009 Intramural Flag Football Season
starts July 7 and will run thru Sept. 18. Games
will be played at Pelican Coast football field on
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30
p.m. Those interested may enter the league
through the player's pool. Commander's Cup
Points will be awarded! For details, guidelines
and eligibility requirements, call 494-4947.

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 details, call 494-4747.

Fall Bowling Leagues
The fall bowling leagues are now forming at
the Rocket Lanes Bowling Center. For details
and to sign up for a league, call 494-2958.

Family Pool
The Outdoor Recreation Family Pool is located
adjacent to The Tides on Hwy. A1A. Pool hours
are Tuesday Friday, from noon to 6 p.m. and
Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission is $2 per person. Annual pool passes
are available for purchase at Outdoor Recreation
for $30 per person or $40 for a family of two or
more. AF Services Cardholders receive free pool
passes under the Services $ Advantage discount
program. For details, call 494-2042

Camp Xtreme
Youth Programs' Camp Xtreme is a weekly
camp that allows teens to plan their own activi-
ties, guided by an experienced staff. Teens par-
ticipate in a great variety of activities such as
swimming, bowling, performing community ser-
vice, learning computer skills, rock wall climb-
ing, budgeting, kayaking and more. Teens can
sign up for one or two weeks, or the rest of the

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summer. For details, call 494-4748.

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 information,
call 494-4747.

Walk Around the World
Help Youth Programs reach their goal of
walking 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
participant 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.

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 house-
hold, 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 494-5675/5676.

Lodging Offers Priority One Status
for Returning Deployed
To show appreciation for your service to our
country, the Space Coast Inn has implemented
a new Air Force initiative that offers military
members returning from deployments Priority
One status for lodging. Just show a copy of your
official orders when making reservations or at
check-in. Pets (in authorized pet-friendly fam-
ily units if available) and family members are
included in this offer. Room rates run from $39
a night for a single room to $52 a night for a
3-bedroom fully equipped family unit. For more
information, call 494-6590.

Family Services Needs Volunteers
Did you know that as a Family Services vol-
unteer, you can get 20 hours of free child care?

Family Services is composed of the Airman's
Attic, Loan Locker, PCS Loan Locker, and
Coupon Corner. They assist our DoD personnel
by loaning them items on a temporary basis.
Items include: kitchen wares, futons, high
chairs, car seats, portable cribs, playpens,
strollers, etc.
They are open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday thru Friday, provided manning is avail-
If you are looking to re-enter the work force
and your skills are not up to date, stop in and
sign up to volunteer. Remember, volunteer work
still is work experience on a resume.
Also, if you have a high school teenager looking
to fulfill their community service work require-
ment, give Family Services a call. Minimum age
is 15. Without volunteers we cannot remain
open on a daily basis. For more information,
contact Elsa Kekahuna at 494-5675/5676.

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.

Voluntary Pre-kindergarten
The Child Development Center is now accept-
ing pre-enrollment requests for the Fall 2009
Voluntary Pre-kindergarten Program (VPK)
classes. To be eligible for this free program, your
child must be four years old by Sep 1, 2009.
Children currently enrolled in the CDC have pri-
ority. VPK is a legislatively mandated program
designed to prepare every 4-year-old in Florida
for kindergarten and build the foundation for
their educational success.
The VPK program gives each child an oppor-
tunity to perform better in school and through-
out life with quality programs that include high
literacy standards, accountability, appropriate
curriculum, substantial instruction periods,
manageable class sizes, and qualified instruc-
All eligible 4-year-olds are entitled to partici-
pate in one of the VPK program options. Parents
are required to obtain a certificate of eligibil-
ity from the Brevard County Early Learning
Coalition to enroll.
For more information, visit www.elebrevard.
org, or call the CDC at 494-7028.

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