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GOES-O launch goes successfully

"The (GOES) mission showcases why the
**asseatb- 45th Space Wing is the World's premiere
gateway to space."
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr.

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Photos by Carleton Bailie, The Boeing Company.
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV, on behalf of Boeing
Launch Services, with the NASA/NOAA Geostationary
Operational Environmental Satellite launches June
27 at 6:51 p.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex-37,
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

By Mr. Eric Brian
45th Space Wing/Public Affairs

The U.S. Air Force success-
fully launched a United Launch
Alliance Delta IV-Medium
Launch Vehicle from Space
Launch Complex 37 June 27
at 6:51 p.m. EDT carrying the
NASA GOES-O satellite.
The Geostationary
Operational Environmental
Satellite (GOES) represents
a continuation of the newest
generation of environmen-
tal satellites built by Boeing
for the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) under the technical
guidance and project manage-
ment of NASA's Goddard Space
Flight Center.
The information sent by
GOES spacecraft is used for a
host of applications, including
weather monitoring and predic-
tion models, ocean tempera-
tures and moisture locations,
climate studies, cryosphere (ice,
snow, glaciers) detection and
extent, land temperatures and
crop conditions, and hazards

"This successful launch by
this amazing multi-agency team
of professionals will continue to
ensure that vital atmospheric
and environmental informa-
tion will be sent to those users
enhancing weather forecast
and climate studies," said Brig.
Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr., 45th
Space Wing commander. "The
mission showcases why the
45th Space Wing is the world's
premiere gateway to space."
This mission marked the sec-
ond GOES satellite launched
on a Delta IV rocket. It was the
eighth flight of a Delta IV rocket
from Cape Canaveral AFS and
the sixth launch this year.
"This launch is the culmi-
nation of the entire Mission
Team effort," said Capt. Eric
Bogue, Delta IV Operations
Integration Chief. "The 5th
Space Launch Squadron's
Responsible Engineers and
Mission Assurance Technicians
continue to display exceptional
technical proficiency leading us
to another successful


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

July 3, 2009

Vol. 51 No. 26

2 July 3, 2009 Missileer VIEWPOINTS

Nation's birthday a time to be thankful

Missileer staff

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

On Saturday, Americans will
celebrate the 233rd birthday of the
United States of America as free
citizens in a democratic nation.
Families and friends will gather
as they have done for generations,
rededicating themselves to the
principles upon which our great
nation was founded: Life, Liberty,
and the Pursuit of Happiness,
the day-to-day philosophies of
Americans past, present, and
Over two centuries ago our
nation's leaders faced a daunt-
ing challenge: creating a demo-
cratic and free America. Yet, even
as they achieved their goal, they
continued to face incredible chal-
Centuries of American leaders
faced uphill battles and our lead-
ers face challenges today and they
will face challenges in the future.
Our nation fought hard to over-
come adversity and we continue to
lean forward in response to those

From the top

Americans understand the
meaning of hard work and we will
do anything within our power to
reach our dreams. It is why we are
not afraid to dream big because
we are free to do so and we
know our dreams are within
Our right to freedom is the
founding ideal of our nation; the
45th Space Wing and its mission
partners have approximately 110
Airmen deployed who are deter-
mined to protect that founding
Americans should be thankful
that we are a nation capable of
maintaining freedom when there
are a vast number of people not
free to pursue life, liberty, and
Our mission would not be
successful without the effort
of each individual within the
45th Space Wing. Each suc-
cessful launch reflects the work
ethic and dedication of our mili-
tary and echoes throughout the

battlefield for freedom. Our funda-
mental mission is in direct support
of the ongoing operations around
the world.
Military members all over the
world remain vigilant, serving
continuous duty to support those
freedoms that our forefathers
strived to earn. They will forego
time with families to accomplish
the mission that ultimately pro-
tects our rights and freedoms.
Please keep those deployed
service women and men in
your thoughts and prayers,
as well as those here at home
who are dedicated to their
Our Airmen, civil servants,
contractors, dependants, and
retirees are our most valuable
assets. As we continue into the
season of '101 Critical Days of
Summer' remember to be safe in
your celebration of independence
and freedom. It is our duty and
our right.
Continue to dream big and know
that you are capable of achiev-
ing what your mind can imagine.
Thank you for your service to our
great nation.

Drink responsibly during 4th of July weekend

By Lt. Col. Todd Ellison
45th Operations Group

For many people along the
Space Coast, the 4th of July
holiday weekend will be an
opportunity to recharge their
bodies, reacquaint themselves
with friends and family, and
maybe enjoy a trip to the
beach or a day of boating on the
Along with stuffing our faces
with hotdogs, hamburgers, and
chips, some of us will include
alcohol as part of the holiday
festivities. If you're of legal age,
that's okay, as long as you drink

ICommander's Corner

responsibly and make sure you
execute good Operational Risk
Management before you take your
first sip of alcohol.
I could take this time to lecture
everyone on the dangers of drink-
ing and driving (including operat-
ing boats or personal watercraft),
but you've heard it all before.
Instead, I'll share an event that
altered my life forever.
During my junior year in college,
I was awakened early one morning
by a phone call from a friend in
my hometown. "I'm sorry to have

to tell you," the voice on the other
end said, "but your best friend was
killed in a car wreck last night."
The driver had been drinking and
lost control of the car; two other
people were killed as well.
In an instant, three sets of
parents lost children, and count-
less others lost dear friends. I often
think about my friend and the life
that should have been.
Don't put your families, friends
and co-workers through this pain.
Make sure you celebrate this
holiday safely so you can return to
work Monday, refreshed and ready
for a busy summer here in the
45th Space Wing.

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
Mr. John Connell
Mrs. Jennifer Macklin
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Fallen Airmen remembered

Photo by TSgt. Kristin Mack.

riiuO L uy Jurli Uurifriell
Sgt. Robert Hudgins (Ret.) and Mr. Darrell Hankins, from 920th Rescue Wing here
prepare to lay a wreath during the memorial ceremony at Memorial Plaza held to
honor five fallen Airmen who were killed in the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing.

The 920th Rescue Wing held a small informal memorial
ceremony June 25 at Memorial Plaza here to pay their
respects to five "Rescue" Airmen who were killed
13 years ago in the 1996 bombing of Khobar Towers in
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.


The following individual has been selected for
promotion to the rank of Technical Sergeant:
Staff Sgt. Christopher T. Ellard
45th Civil Engineering Squadron

Diamond Sharp Award Winner:
Outstanding Customer Support and leadership
Staff Sgt. Melissa S. Henry
45th Force Support Squadron

4 July 3, 2009 Missileer


Name, Rank, unit, and duty title:
SrA Jessica Whelton,
45th Security Forces Squadron

How long have you been at this duty station
(years and months)?
2 years and 8 months

What is your hometown (city, state)?
Hartford, CT

What's your favorite motto or words you
livelwork by?
Everything happens for a reason!

What inspired you to go beyond the call of
The challenge!

Why do you serve in the Air Force?
To take part in protecting our country

Reason for nomination:
Jessica is an aggressive self starter! Since
being assigned to a one deep Squadron
Administration position that supports 182
personnel, she performs all functions the
Commander's Support Staff used to do.She has
had to find her own way to get educated on
tasks at hand without direct supervision, and
the unit is reaping the benefits of her efforts!
We are lucky to have her!

MSgt Anthony Hanshaw
45th Security Forces Squadron

4 July 3, 2009 Missileer

Events Calendar

July 3, 2009 Missileer 5


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 Special
$1.25 Games
1-6 p.m.

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

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

Sunday Brunch
The Tides


9- 11 a.m.

Fundamentals of
1 -3 p.m.

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

Story Time
10 a.m.
Base Library

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

Story Time
10 a.m.
Base Library


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

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

Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
$1.25 Games

7:30 a.m. 12 p.m.

Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
$1.25 Games

Pajama Club
Story Time
6:15 p.m.
Base Library

July 1

Credit Reports
lla.m. 12:30

Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
$1.25 Games

6:15 p.m.
The Tides

Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
$1.25 Games

6:15 p.m.
The Tides

Fundamentals of
10 11:30 a.m.
Car Buying
11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Spouse Orientation
1- 3 p.m.
BDU Swim Relay
11:30 a.m.
Fitness Center
Lap Pool

2 AFSPC Famil Day

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

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

Reading Program
6 p.m.
Base Library

5 Ways to Give it
Your Best at Work &
at Home
11 a.m. 12 p.m.
Active Duty
Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
Rocket Lanes
Reading Program
6 p.m.
Base Library

3 ndependence Day Holiday
Red, White and Blue
Golf Tournament
8 a.m.
Manatee Cove
Golf Course

Texas Hold 'em
6 p.m.
The Tides

Applying for AF Jobs
9- 10 a.m.

Deployed Spouse
6- 8 p.m.

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

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

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

Preteen Night
6 -9 p.m.
Youth Center

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 Special
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 Special
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 Special
Rocket Lanes

a a a a

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

6 July 3, 2009 Missileer

Deployment exercises prepare Airmen

Three chalks of
45 Space Wing
personnel processed
through the line,
which included
representatives from
many base agencies,
including medical,
legal, and finance,
among others. Prior
to processing through
the line, participants
were issued chemical
and cold weather gear
as well as weapons
for their mock deploy-
Photos by Jennifer Macklin ment to Afghanistan.

Wing Airmen fill out paper work prior to beginning the
deployment line as part of the exercise.

Tech. Sgt. Brett Robinson, Finance, was one of the many
Wing agency representatives working the deployment line.


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 partici-
pant in the FitFactor
program to log miles

awarded and parents
may register in the
FitFactor program to
help achieve the goal.
For details and to reg
ister, call 494-9096.

Airman's Attic
Family Service's

your unwanted items.
Items donated are
given to E-5s and
below that are estab-
lishing a household,
need items for their
children, or are
expecting an addition
to their family.

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 infor-
mation on what they

Elsa Kekahuna at

Fall Bowling
Fall bowling leagues
are now forming at
the Rocket Lanes
Bowling Center. For
details, call 494-2958.

July 3, 2009 Missileer 7


safety tips
In order to main-
tain a festive and safe
celebration where
fireworks may be
used, test your fire-
work safety smarts
by taking this quiz,
provided courtesy of
the National Council
on Firework Safety.
1. What is the first
thing to do before
lighting a firework?
Read the warning
label carefully and
follow all directions.
2. Where should
you light fireworks?
Always light outdoors
away from combus-
tible material, build-
ings and plants.
3. It's always good
to have ___ handy
when having a fire-
works display.
4. How many
fireworks should you
light at one time?
Light only one
firework at a time.
5. If a firework
does not work after
lighting it, how long
should you wait be-
fore trying to light it
Never try to
re-light a firework.

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Women Reaching
Women invites you
to an exciting night
of worship and
encouragement that
will motivate you on
July 6 at 6:30 p.m. at
8850 Grissom Pkwy,
Titusville, Fla.
Our topic this
month is FREEDOM -
Your Past is not Your
Future! We are happy
to have Terell, Amy
and Rose back to lead
us in an anointed
time of worship as
well as special guests
from The Frances
Walker House in
We have an
awesome panel of
young women from
Church at East
Coast Christian on
Merritt Island coming
to minister to you
through powerful
testimonies that we
believe will impact
your life and build

your faith!
Bring your
neighbors, young and
old alike for this one
of a kind evening!
Mark your calendar!

Safe Boater
Outdoor Recreation's
Safe Boater Course is
held every Saturday
and Monday, from
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Boater safety
training is manda-
tory if you want to
rent any of Outdoor
Recreation's motorized
watercraft. Cost is
only $5.
For more informa-
tion and to register,
call 494-2042.

through Aug 15.
All personnel who
join the club dur-
ing the campaign
will automatically
receive three months
free dues, free cash
back through the
rewards program, and
a 6-month 0 percent
introductory APR.
As an additional
bonus, 200 mem-
bers will be randomly
selected to receive
$250 by participating
in an online survey at
For details, call 494-

Outdoor Recreation's
value-priced sailboat
rental program.
Want to learn how
to sail a bigger boat?
The Manatee Cove
Marina offers sailing
lessons on a 27-foot
The course includes
a minimum of six
hours on the
water, and instruc-
tion on docking, GPS,
charting, etc., for only
$250 per person.
For more informa-
tion and to register for
sailing classes, call
494-2042 (Outdoor
Recreation) or 494-
494-7455 (Manatee
Cove Marina).

Family Aquatic
The Patrick Fitness
Center has a great
way for you to spend
quality time with the
The Family Aquatic
Fitness Program runs
through Sept. 18
and is held Mondays,
Wednesdays and
Fridays, from 9:30
- 10:30 a.m. and also
from 4:45 5:45 p.m.
at the lap pool.
It is designed for
families with children
ages 10 and up. A
certified lifeguard and
swimming instructor
will lead families in
lap swimming, aqua

jogging and circuit
training. For more
information, call

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 exclusively
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
For information, call


July 3, 2009 Missileer 9

Kehler: Let's focus on a safe 4th of July

By Gen.
C. Robert Kehler
U.S. Air Force
Space Command

Independence Day
is a time to celebrate
our proud American
heritage. As members
of the armed forces,
we recognize the
special significance
and history of this
Whether deployed
overseas or stationed
stateside, AFSPC
Airmen actively
defend the freedoms
our forefather's fought
and died for over 233
years ago.

As you enjoy your
well-deserved break,
remember safety
first. Vehicle mishaps
continue to be the
biggest threat to our
Airmen. Air Force
wide, there were eight
motorcycle and three
automobile fatalities
during the spring
2009 safety campaign.
The Air Force
experienced the loss
of two motorcyclists
during the first week
of the 2009 Critical
Days of Summer and
we felt the tragic loss
of an Airman just
last week in Colorado
The loss of any

Airman is too much
to bear; let's focus
on being safe in all
aspects of our lives.
Our goal is for a
mishap-free 4th of
July weekend. With
proper planning and
risk assessment, we
can achieve this goal.
Whether operating
a vehicle, motorcycle
or watercraft, follow
the rules. Watch out
for others and make
sure you are properly
prepared for any
trip, no matter the
Fatigue and
alcohol do not mix
with driving, riding
or other recreational

activities. Seatbelts
and protective gear
are essential.
Commanders and
supervisors should
emphasize the
importance of safety
to all Airmen.
Find out what
activities are planned

and make sure every
Airman is aware of
the risks involved and
has taken the proper
I expect every
leader to personally
eyeball your Airmen
and civilians to
transmit the safety

We want to see our
entire AFSPC family
return from this
holiday with great
Be good wingmen
and have a safe,
mishap-free 4th of
July weekend.

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