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: Eastern Range continues

to show off 'flexibility'



A&FRC becomes EFACC


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The Eastern Range recently supported four launches within only
27 days. "A lot of meticulous things had to happen in a specific order in
a short amount of time," said Maj. Ray Fernandez, above.

Joint Airlock for ISS

Capt. Jeff Koch was one of many who had to
ensure that required airspace and "seaspace"
was clear on launch day.

45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

Nine spectacu-
lar launches have
occurred here on the
Eastern Range (ER)
from Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station
(CCAFS) so far this
year, with number

10 expected to occur
Saturday night when
Shuttle Endeavor
blasts off from Pad
39A. With just hours
left until the count-
down finally hits zero
and Endeavor lights
up the Central Florida
sky, many people may
be wondering when

Endeavor recently
scrubbed, what the
Wing had to do to
ensure that an Atlas
V rocket carrying the
Lunar Reconnaissance
Orbiter/Lunar Crater
Observation and
Sensing Satellite

See Range, page 6

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.

July 10, 2009

Vol. 51 No. 27

2 July 10, 2009 Missileer


It's not the bike; it's

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

I was deeply troubled by a
report I read earlier this week
detailing the considerable
increases in motorcycle accidents
involving our fellow blue-shirters
service wide. Despite increased
efforts to curtail this tragic trend,
the number of accidents and
deaths related to motorcycles
continues to grow DOD-wide.
To put it in perspective, 366
servicemembers were injured and
35 lost their lives in motorcycle
accidents in 2001. In 2008, how-
ever, 474 people were injured
including 105 who died; basically
a motorcycle death every three
days for an entire year.
Many of these incidents could
have been avoided with a little
precaution and a lot more com-
mon sense. I'm not saying do not
ride your bikes; I am saying ride
your bikes smartly.

From the top

All bikers and passengers riding
on base and servicemembers driv-
ing off base either on or off duty
must wear the appropriate and
required personal protective equip-
ment. No exceptions.
Also, I want all my command-
ers and supervisors to interview
each person in their squadron
and determine if they are riding a
motorcycle in accordance with all
safety policies. No exceptions.
The results are clear that all
our people here at Patrick hold
themselves to a higher standard
when it comes to their work and to
accomplishing the mission. Now I
am asking you to hold yourselves
to that same high standard when
it comes time to be safe in your
off duty time. Think about what
you are doing, see the inherent
risk, and make the right choice to
protect yourself and everyone else

the rider
around you, on and off the road.
We can ill afford to lose sight
of the big picture here I'm not
just talking motorcycle safety but
an internal safety mindset. Don't
become a statistic and don't let
your fellow Airmen become one
either. If you see something is
unsafe or observe certain trends
that need to be stopped, have the
courage to do so. Don't sit idly by;
clearly lives depend on it.
Motorcycles are not necessarily
to blame for all these tragic and
unnecessary deaths we have seen;
a lack of sound judgment and risk-
management might be. Together
we can change these troubling sta-
tistics and we as a military family
can save each other from tragedy.
It may sound childish, but we
can save lives if you will simply
take care of yourselves by hav-
ing the right training, wearing the
proper PPE, be properly rested,
have a plan and watch out for one
another. We're a family; act accord-
ingly. Thanks again for all you do.

Warrior Ethos Part of an Airman for life

Col. Florence Valley
Commander, 45th Medical Group

When I joined the Air Force
27 years ago I'm certain I could
not have used "Warrior Ethos" in
a sentence and know what I was
saying. But today, I feel it in my
heart. I know it'll be with me for-
ever a gift which will continue to
mature and serve me well the rest
of my life.
I'm a process nut and see
many things as pieces and parts.
So when I reflected about what
I wanted to share about what
"Warrior Ethos" means to me, I
found myself thinking about the
For me, Warrior Ethos isn't just
about the courage and leadership
skills needed to be at the tip of the
spear it's about being part of the
fight and being confident in your

Commander's Corner

skills so you are ready to respond
no matter who or where you are
because we never know when we
will be called into action.
Many of us are preparing for the
upcoming Operational Readiness
Inspection. Every element we
will be tested on is an element of
contingency operations. From
the ability to communicate, to
deploying people to being able to
triage the injured it's all about
being prepared to act. And
none of us will be able to do it
That's why we all need to be
personally invested and that
takes time and practice. I know
some days just don't seem long
enough, but we must prioritize
because our country is counting

on us all of us. It's not good
enough to be just OK.
So stop yourselves from think-
ing about how the exercises are
putting a crimp in your life and
get personally involved. We need
everyone to be at the top of their
game and not because the IG
is coming, but because the same
skills we use for a contingency
are great skills for getting the
mission accomplished each and
every day.
I'm at the end of my active duty
career, but I know the "Warrior
Ethos" instilled in me throughout
my career will be with me forever
- and for this I will always be
grateful. I am also grateful to all
who have made this assignment a
highlight of my career. Best wishes
on proving to the IG that Patrick
knows what "Warrior Ethos" is all

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
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INEWS July 10, 2009 Missileer 3

AFSPC resources increased

by force structure realignment

By Tech. Sgt.
Kimberley Harrison
and Maj.
Vanessa Hillman
Air Force Space
Command Public

The Air Force recently
released its proposed
FY10 force structure
announcement, sup-
ported by the FY10
President's Budget,
resulting in an
increase in personnel
throughout Air Force
Space Command,
civilian and military.
"The proposed
increase of approxi-
mately 700 positions
across the command

will help AFSPC meet
our ongoing commit-
ment to space and
cyberspace missions,"
said General C.
Robert Kehler, com-
mander of AFSPC.
Final decisions will
be made only after
the appropriate envi-
ronmental analyses
have been completed
and the National
Protection Act con-
formity require-
ments have been
met, according to the
USAF Force Structure
"The proposed Air
Force end strength
supports its emerg-
ing Total Force
missions to provide


The following individual has been selected
for promotion to the rank of
Technical Sergeant:

Staff Sgt. Christopher T. Ellard
45th Civil Engineer Squadron

Diamond Sharp Award Winner:
Outstanding Customer Support
and leadership

Staff Sgt. Melissa S. Henry
45th Force Support Squadron

unsurpassed Global
Vigilance, Global
Reach and Global
Power: to fly, fight and
win in air, space and
cyberspace. It also
complements AFSPC's
recently released
vision statement" he
VISION: Vital to
today's fight and the
future of US national
security, Air Force
Space Command
will be the leading
source of emerg-
ing and integrated
space and cyberspace
capabilities to deliver
responsive, assured
and decisive power
to America and its
The force structure
announcement is a
result of the continual
review process ensur-
ing Air Force senior
leaders are using their
manpower positions
and assets for the
highest priorities.
"A balanced
approach means find-
ing the right balance
between prevailing
in today's operations
with today's capabili-
ties, while simultane-
ously investing in new
capabilities and force
structure to meet
tomorrow's threats,"
said Secretary of the
Air Force Michael B.
According to the

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Capt. Shawn Lee, 1st Range Operations Squadron, works the control
board in the Morrell Operations Center on Cape Canaveral Air Force

Station during a recent launch.

report, the force fight and AFSPC
structure changes is fully engaged as
will enhance the Air shown in our mission
Force's ability to cre- statement," General
ate, protect and sus- Kehler said.
tain all air, space and MISSION: AFSPC
cyberspace forces provides an integrated
across the full range constellation of space
of military opera- and cyberspace capa-
tions and will help bilities at the speed of
the Service meet Joint need.
and Air Force recapi- This unique capac-
talization bench- ity and perspective,
marks. fielded by a battle-
"America's ability ready, responsive and
to operate effectively forward-thinking team
across the spectrum of America's best, is
of conflict is enabled the engine behind
by our space and precision strike, global
cyberspace capabili- awareness and data
ties. The Air Force is connectivity capa-
"All In" today's Joint bilities crucial to the

Joint Forces and key
to the future US mili-
tary advantage.
Operating within the
cyberspace domain
has become an
increasingly critical
requirement for our
networked force.
The force structure
changes will better
reflect the missions
AFSPC Airmen are
accomplishing, such
as providing early
warning, space
situational aware-
ness, military satellite
positioning, naviga-
tion and timing and
weather capabilities.


Name, Rank, unit, and duty title:
Sheena Harvey, 1st Lt,
1st Range Operations Squadron,
Range Control Officer

How long have you been at this duty station?
1 year, 5 months

What is your hometown (city, state)?
Raleigh, North Carolina

What's your favorite motto?
"Life consists not in holding good cards
ing those you hold well."

but in play

What inspired you to go beyond the call of
I do what needs to be done and I give it my all. I do
not limit myself; I learn from others around me and
try to be a student everywhere.

Why do you serve in the Air Force?
To serve a higher calling and be a part
of something bigger than myself.

Reason for nomination:
Simply put, Lt Harvey's contributions to 1 ROPS are
enormous. She is a Range Control Officer assigned
to an upcoming operation where she will be respon-
sible for ensuring range instrumentation can meet
launch agency and range safety requirements. We
depend on her to edit, track and maintain our criti-
cal ops plans that are the basis for range day-of-
launch operations for the range. She is in charge
of safeguarding vital historical launch data for all
launches. Regardless, she still finds time to run
our PT program, which touts a 100% pass rate and
a 30% excellent rate. On top of that, she is our rep
for OPSEC, EET, voting, government purchase card,
and she even helped organize a squadron fundraiser
that brought in over $300! She's a fire-and-forget
weapon with a great attitude.
Capt. Jason Judge, Flight Commander

4 July 10, 2009 Missileer

Veteran Space Shuttle
Astronaut Visits Patrick Today
Veteran space shuttle astronaut Jon McBride
will be available for photos and autographs at
the Patrick AFB Information, Tickets & Travel
Office today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A special drawing will be held for a chance to
win two admission tickets to the Kennedy Space
Center Visitor Complex, lunch with an astro-
naut, a NASA Up Close Tour, and a two-night
stay at the Best Western Ocean Beach Hotel and
Suites/Days Inn in Cocoa Beach.
For more information, call the Information,
Tickets & Travel Office at 494-5158. (No federal
endorsement of prize contributors intended.)

Hang 10 at Rocket Lanes
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center has a new
program that is running now thru Aug 15. It's
called "Hang 10 at Rocket Lanes." Bowlers can
pick up a 10-punch card at the bowling cen-
ter and receive a punch with every paid game
they bowl. Completed punch cards can then be
turned in for a weekly prize drawing. Bowlers
may complete more than one punch card.
A grand prize drawing of $250, $150 and
$100 will be awarded on Aug. 21. Prizes must
be claimed by Sept. 1. Bowlers who are enrolled
in Youth Programs' FitFactor program can also
earn points by participating in this bowling
center program. For more information, call 494-

Kennedy Space Center
Military Salute
The Kennedy Space Center announces the
new "Salute to America's Heroes" offer to active
duty and activated Guard and Reserve U.S.
military personnel. Those eligible can enjoy free
admission to the Visitor Complex and discount-
ed ticket offers for family members and friends
now thru Labor Day, Sept. 7. Tickets are valid
through Dec 15, 2009. For more information,
call the Information, Tickets & Travel Office at

Air Force Personnel
Accountability and Assessment
System (AFPAAS)
AFPASS is a website designed to help Air
Force personnel and their families directly
affected by natural and man-made disasters.
It provides a tool to report your status, current

location, update emergency contact information
and request assistance. It also helps Air Force
leadership to account for personnel and to make
decisions that support you and your family.
The system is available to all Air Force affili-
ated personnel and their family members. This
includes active duty, select Reserve, DAF and
NAF civilians, AF contractors (OCONUS) and
their family members, including personnel on
temporary duty status, on leave or on a pass in
the affected area.
To access the system, go to https://afpaas. If you are displaced from your home or
office, or do not have access to a computer,
you can contact someone with Internet access
and ask them to use AFPAAS on your behalf.
You can also call your command representa-
tive or one of the following agencies: Air Force
Personnel Readiness at 1-800-435-9941 or 1-
210-565-2020/DSN 665-2020, or the AFPAAS
Help Desk at 1-866-946-9183 or 1-619-533-
8167/DSN 553-8167.
For more information, call the 45th Force
Support Squadron's Airman & Family Readiness
Center at 494-5676.

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

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
family 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.

July 10, 2009 Missileer 5

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-

Sailing Classes
Learn to sail Outdoor Recreation's 16-foot
Classes are held every Saturday (except the
second Saturday of each month) from 2 3:30
p.m. Cost is only $45 per person and includes
both classroom and on-the-water instruction.
Once you complete the training, you can take
advantage of 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 Catalina.
The course includes a minimum of six hours
on the water, and instruction on docking, GPS,
charting, etc., for only $250 per person.
For more information and to register for sail-
ing classes, call 494-2042 (Outdoor Recreation)
or 494-494-7455 (Manatee Cove Marina).

Family Aquatic Fitness
The Patrick Fitness Center has a great way
for you to spend quality time with the family.
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 jog-
ging and circuit training. For more information,
call 494-4947.

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 494-4747.

6 July 10, 2009 Missileer

Eastern Range 'flexibility'

from page 1

which is now orbit-
ing around the moon,
could launch safely
just 39 short hours
"That answer is
simple," said Maj.
Ray Fernandez, 1st
Range Operations
Squadron (ROPS).
"A lot of meticulous
things had to hap-
pen in a specific order
in a short amount of
time. And due to the
tremendous efforts
of our entire launch
team here we were
able and will continue
to be able to rapidly
respond to a changing
launch schedule and
the needs of all our
range customers," he
remarkable flex-
ibility and a "can do"
attitude, the ER's
Technical Support

contractor completely
changed the con-
figuration of range
systems from the
Endeavor's high-
inclination trajectory
set up to that of the
Atlas V's trans-lunar
trajectory in time to
accurately pickup
the Atlas V count-
down. The 1st ROPS
scheduling section
also de-conflicted and
rescheduled all the
required instrumenta-
tion and operational
assets necessary to
support the Atlas mis-
sion. They also coor-
dinated to ensure that
required airspace and
"seaspace" was clear
on launch day.
Then the 45th
Weather Squadron
provided incredibly
accurate forecasting
and data on a clear
spot between typical
Florida evening sum-
mer storms that
allowed the Atlas V
to launch on one of

only three one-second
This is just the
most recent example
of the range's flexibil-
ity and responsiveness
to customer launch
and processing sched-
ules. Another exam-
ple occurred in March
of this year, when the
Range supported four
launches within only
27 days. All told, the
Range went through
five complete reconfig-
urations in less than
one month:
* March 7 Delta II
Kepler (hyperbolic
Earth-escape trajec-
tory) launch.
* March 11 -STS-119
* March 15 -STS-119
(high-inclination ISS
rendezvous mission)
* March 17 Atlas V
WGS mission scrub.
* March 24 Delta II
GPS IIR-20 (easterly
inclination medium
Earth orbit) launch.

* March 28 STS-119
landing at Kennedy
Space Center
* April 3 Atlas V
WGS mission (east-
erly inclination into
geosynchronous orbit)
Not only does the
range rapidly respond
to launch schedule
changes, but normal
launch campaigns
include innumer-
able dress rehearsals,
tanking tests, facil-
ity maintenance and
tion checkouts ... over
22,000 activities each
The Range's abil-
ity to deconflict this
kind of asset utiliza-
tion and to accom-
modate customer
processing and launch
schedules demon-
strates exemplary
resiliency. This bodes
well for Operationally
Responsive Space
missions and their
necessary flexible

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Capt. Jason Judge helped to launch the
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter/Lunar Crater
Observation and Sensing Satellite (LRO/
LCROSS), which is now orbiting around the
moon, less than 39 hours after the Shuttle was
scrubbed last month.

"I am very proud
of the combined
government and
contractor team,"
said Col. Jim Ross,
commander, 45th
Operations Group.

"Their outstanding
dedication and flex-
ibility to support the
launch illustrates why
we say 'Control of
the Battlefield Begins

July 10, 2009 Missileer 7

Facts about mold

By Capt
Jennifer Lepper
45th Aeromedical
Dental Squadron

As summer
approaches and
humid weather
settles in, mold will
make its annual
appearance in homes
and buildings.
Mold that is nor-
mally in the air
becomes challeng-
ing when it settles
on moist surfaces
and begins to grow,
causing structural
damage in addition
to potential health
problems for building
It is important to
take action to pre-
vent mold growth
in homes or offices
well before summer
Building occu-
pants can prevent or
eliminate most mold
The first step is
to create an atmo-
sphere that is not
conducive to growth.
A dehumidifier goes
a long way toward
minimizing the mold-
friendly environment.
Also, keep windows
and doors closed to
avoid excess humidi-
ty and condensation.
Next, if the con-
taminated area is
less than 10 square
feet, it can be wiped
down with a solution
of one part bleach
and 10 parts water.

Photo by John Connell
Staff Sgt. Brandi Durant, 45th Medical Group, checks her work area for
mold. Molds can grow on virtually any substance, as long as moisture
or water, oxygen, and an organic [food] source are present. Molds
reproduce by creating tiny spores (viable seeds) that usually cannot be
seen without magnification. Mold spores continually float through the
indoor and outdoor air, reports the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health

AMMONIA; it will cre-
ate harmful vapors!
If the moldy area is
larger than 10 square
feet, it may be neces-
sary to hire a profes-
sional to remove the
water-damaged area,
but be wary of busi-
nesses claiming to
test or sample mold.
The Centers for
Disease Control
and Prevention
and Environmental
Protection Agency do
not advocate mold
testing because test
results provide little
useful information.

No matter what
species or how many
spores are present,
the remediation pro-
cess is the same.
In addition, every
person has a dif-
ferent threshold for
mold sensitivity, so
a higher quantity of
airborne mold does
not necessarily mean
more health prob-
Anyone who experi-
ences symptoms they
suspect are caused
by mold, should visit
their physician to be
If necessary, the

doctor can direct
an evaluation of the
patient's on-base
house. Those with no
symptoms who see
mold should notify
their building man-
ager so he or she
can take appropriate
steps to remedy the
Mold is all around
central Florida, but
prevention and con-
trol can mitigate its
effects. More informa-
tion may be found at:
or http://www.cdc.

8 July 10, 2009 Missileer

In times of trouble, call a friend

A&FRC becomes one-stop shopping center ... for help

By Chris Calkins
45th SW Public Affairs

As we all know, liv-
ing here in Florida,
especially during
the often dangerous
and always tough-
to-predict hurricane
season can cause
some serious concern
and real-life dilem-
mas for many 45th
Space Wing
In the event of
such a catastrophe,
by direction of Gen.
Edward L. Bolton,
Jr., the Wing's com-
manding general, the
Airmen and Family
Readiness Center
becomes the instal-
lation Emergency
Family Assistance
Control Center and
acts as the focal point
for helping the 45th
Space Wing commu-
nity and our tenant
activities address,
prepare for, and

respond to crisis situ-
"A catastrophic
event could produce
mass casualties and
displace members of
our communities from
their homes, schools,
and places of employ-
ment," said Ms. Lillian
Cassidy, Chief, and
A&FRC. "Damage to
transportation, com-
munication systems,
and other critical
infrastructure could
impact our families
both on and off base.
If that's the case, they
need to know we (the
EFACC) are here to
help them get through
any situation by doing
whatever needs to
be done," she said
She also was quick
to remind folks that
several other agen-
cies will be on hand
to offer much needed
help if necessary.
In addition to

the A&FRC staff,
EFACC representa-
tives include Mental
Health, Chapel, Base
Legal, Finance, Force
Support, Casualty
Assistance, Public
Affairs and the
American Red Cross,
as well as other
Organizations (NGOs)
as appropriate who
can provide:
Assessment of
people needs impacted
by the disaster
tual support
Mental Health
assessment and inter-
Financial coun-
seling and financial
aid (Air Force, Navy,
Marine, Army, Coast
Financial counsel-
ing on military ben-
efits and entitlements,
and assistance to fed-
eral employees
Legal assistance

as required, i.e., fil-
ing a claim for lost
of damaged personal
property, counseling
and preparation of
Wills and Powers of
Child Develop-
ment Center staff to
provide on-site child
Travel and reloca-
tion assistance when
"One of our mis-
sions is to provide
support to every mem-
ber of the Total Force
and Total Family."
Ms. Cassidy said. "We
also want to provide
a consolidated stag-
ing area where fami-
lies and individuals
(to include families of
the responders) can
obtain disaster relief
assistance and/or
support, current infor-
mation from leader-
ship, and contingency
services. Think of us
as a place where you

"When the wing is up and
running again, we know we've
done our job, with the help
of a whole lot of very caring
people. We really do have your
back around here"
Ms. Lillian Cassidy

can do your one-stop
shopping ... for help."
The bottom line,
she said, is a rapid
return to a stable
environment and mis-
sion ready status for
the Wing.
"When the wing

is up and running
again, we know we've
done our job, with the
help of a whole lot of
very caring people.
We really do have
your back around
here," she said with a

July 10, 2009 Missileer 9

History Highlights

Joint Airlock for the

International Space Station

By Mark C. Cleary
45th SW History

Early on July 12,
2001 the Space
Shuttle Atlantis
lifted off Complex
39B to deliver the
Joint Airlock to the
International Space
Station (ISS). The
mission was a major
milestone in the
development of the
ISS. It completed
Phase II of the
station's assembly,
and it ensured the
ISS had enough
hardware to support
three-person crews
on a continuous
Air Force Lt. Col.
Steven Lindsey
commanded Atlantis
on the mission,
and Marine Corps
Major Charles
Hobaugh piloted the
orbiter. The mission
specialists were Dr.
Michael Gernhardt,
Dr. Janet Kavandi,
and Dr. James
Reilly. In addition to
delivering the airlock
and its high-pressure
oxygen and nitrogen
tanks, Atlantis'
crew assisted the
ISS crew with the
module's installation.
After rolling into a
flight azimuth of
47.6 degrees, the
Shuttle achieved
a 177-nautical-
mile-high orbit and

Courtesy Photo
Astronaut Susan Helms (aboard the ISS)
operated the Canadarm-2's controls to lift the
airlock from Atlantis' cargo bay to the station.

climbed to an altitude
of 205 nautical
miles. Following the
rendezvous early on
July 14th figured in
Greenwich Mean Time
(GMT), Atlantis docked
with the U.S. Destiny
Lab in preparation for
the transfer operation.
With Dr. Kavandi
at the Shuttle's
robot arm controls,
astronauts Gernhardt
and Reilly performed
the mission's first
spacewalk on the
15th. Dr. Gernhardt
disconnected the
airlock from the
cargo bay's electrical
support system.

Astronaut Susan
Helms (aboard the
ISS) operated the
Canadarm-2's controls
to lift the airlock
from Atlantis' cargo
bay to the station.
Once the airlock
was on the station,
Gernhardt and Reilly
connected the airlock
to the space station's
electrical system
and assisted Colonel
Helms as she finished
maneuvering the
airlock into place.
Over the next two
days, Shuttle and ISS
astronauts worked
inside the airlock
to activate various

systems and connect
them to the ISS.
Gernhardt and Reilly
accomplished their
second spacewalk
on the 18th, and
they helped attach
two oxygen tanks
and one nitrogen
tank to the airlock.
The Canadarm-2
reportedly performed
"flawlessly" during the
The astronauts
departed from the new
Joint Airlock on their
third spacewalk on
July 21, 2001.
During that
operation, the
astronauts assisted
ISS crewmember
James Voss as he
placed the final
gas tank for the
Astronauts Lindsey
and Hobaugh
undocked Atlantis
from the ISS at 0430
GMT on the following
day. Though two
landing opportunities
were cancelled on
July 24th, the Shuttle
made a successful
landing at the
Kennedy Space Center
at 0339 GMT on 25
July 2001. The highly
successful mission
concluded Phase II
of the International
Space Station's
assembly. Phase III
entailed the assembly
of a 300-foot-long
truss on the ISS,
slated to begin in early

My prayer in the midst of pain &,Mt CALL

By Chaplain
(Lt. Col.) John Baker
45th SW Chapel

Here I am again,
falling down before
Again I offer myself
and my whole life to
You, trying to trust
You in everything,
trying to trust that,
basically, I wonder
whether it is possible
that the question,
"Why is there suffer-
ing?" is the same as
the question, "Why is
there evil?"
According to Your
Word, when You cre-
ated the world, You
declared that every-
thing was good.
So what happened?
How did the suffering
get in?
Of course, it doesn't
take much to answer
You have told us
in Your Word, that
through the prompt-
ing of the Evil One,
Your children, whom
You created to have
continual commu-
nion with You in Love
and Joy and Peace,
disobeyed You and
decided that they

Chaplain's Corner

knew better than You.
And thus Your whole
magnificent creation
fell into disharmony
and disunity.
Enter death, pain
and suffering!
So, Lord, how can
we make sense out of
this in our lives, now?
Do we have to sim-
ply accept that pain
and suffering have
entered Your world
and ours because of
our own sin, by our
own free-will choice to
follow evil instead of
good, to put ourselves
and our own will as
number one in our
lives, instead of put-
ting You at the center
of our lives as Numero
Is it possible, God,
that we could actually
look at suffering as a

The lives of so
many martyrs speak
about how they
rejoiced at being
asked to accept
pain or deprivation,
because they would
be imitating Christ's
But maybe the good
to be welcomed from
pain is that it provides
us with opportunities
to overcome our own
self-centered egos.
Lord, it seems that
once we stop fighting
against and complain-
ing about our pain
and suffering (oh,
poor me!), that the
pain no longer has
such control over us.
And it seems that
once we can let go
of our self-centered
focus on ourselves
and our suffering,
that then we can cul-
tivate true humility.
And once we can
focus on You, instead
of ourselves, then we
can rely on and trust
in You.
If, in our suffering
and pain, we feel that
we have no control
over what is afflict-
ing us, then perhaps

we could make that
'quantum leap': to
stop relying on our-
selves, and rely on
You instead.
Perhaps this is
exactly what You
meant when You told
Your Apostle, St. Paul,
that in his weakness,
Your strength is mani-
fested and glorified.
Please, Lord, grant
me the grace I need
(and I sure need a lot
of it), to bless Your
Holy Name for every-
thing that You send
to me the supposed
'good' and supposed
Please, Lord, grant
me the grace I need
to thank You as much
for pain and suffer-
ing and things that
appear to be 'bad,' as
for all the things that
appear to be 'good.'
Please, Lord, grant
me the grace I need to
learn obedience and
humility from accept-
ing whatever You send
to me in Your Infinite
Wisdom, so that I
might say with Job,
"The Lord gives and
the Lord takes away;
blessed be the Name
of the Lord!" Amen.

Patrick AFB Drinking Water Quality

Interested in your drinking water? The
2008 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report,
also known as the Consumer Confidence
Report (CCR), for Patrick Air Force Base
(PAFB) is now available. The CCR is an
annual drinking water report required by
the Environmental Protection Agency, which
provides detailed information on the water
quality at PAFB. The report identifies such
things as the source of our water, how it is

treated to ensure potability, and any water
quality violations reported last year. It also
provides points of contact to obtain addition-
al information. PAFB had no water quality
violations for 2008. The report was delivered
to the base populace on 30 June 09. For
additional information or copies of the pub-
lication, contact Staff Sergeant Durant from
the Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight at

10 July 10, 2009 Missileer

Events Calendar

July 10, 2009 Missileer 11


Family Day Bowling
$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

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

Sunday Brunch
The Tides


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

Boater Safety
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Missoula Children's
Theater Auditions
10 a.m.
Youth Center


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

Family Dinner
6- 7 p.m.

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


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

Bowling Special
$1.25 Games
11 a.m. closing

Mini Lobster Season
Dive Trip
Outdoor Recreation

6:15 p.m.
The Tides


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

Summer Reading
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
Smooth Move
9-11 a.m.
Active Duty
Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
Rocket Lanes
Reading Program
6 p.m.
Base Library
Mini Lobster
Season Dive Trip
Outdoor Recreation

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

Active Duty Bowling
11 a.m. closing

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

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

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

Bowling Special
$1 Games
4- 7 p.m.

L 1 LI

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issues, e-mail

12 July 10, 2009 Missileer

First Term Airmen

Photos by 2nd Lt. Trisha Guillebeau

Anastacia Barela, Med Group
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Joined military for:
Career opportunities

Tyler Carwile, SF
Hometown: Boonville, ID
Joined military for:
To travel and for the education

Jesslynn Earle, FSS
Hometown: Exeter, NH
Joined military for:
For a change and the great career

Anna Foche, SF
Hometown: Palm Bch Harbor, FL
Joined military for:
I am interested in the political
background of the military

Christian Gerhardt, AFTAC
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Joined military for:
To serve my country and for the
career opportunity

Devin Hansen, AFTAC
Hometown: Prairie City, IA
Joined military for: Outstanding
career opportunities w/in the military

Eli Hanson, AFTAC Ryan Jeffreys, SF
Hometown: Roseville, CA Hometown: Amherst, OH
Joined military for: The unique Joined military for:
military opportunities Law enforcement experience

Reggie Malone, Med Group Denis Reyes-Cruz, CE
Hometown: Murfeesbro, TN Hometown: Houston, TX
Joined military for: Educational Joined military for: To better myself
benefits and the job security and increase my education

I .A I U AI .
Jordan St. Arnold, SF
Hometown: Des Moines, IA
Joined military for: Expand my
education and to travel

Blaine Vaughan, AFTAC
Hometown: Antlers, OK
Joined military for: Educational
opportunities, like Master's degree

Adaptive Golf Carts
The Manatee Cove Golf Course recently ':
procured two adaptive golf carts. The
Solo Rider carts (no federal endorsement
of product intended) are for golfers with
handicaps/disabilities. The carts enable those
individuals to drive onto greens and tees with
no impact to the turf, drive over rough terrain
with confidence, easily enter and exit using a
350 degree swivel seat, play from an elevating
seat, and are easy to handle with ergonomic
To use the carts, golfers need to be trained/
certified. A training session can be arranged by
calling 494-GOLF. The training session lasts
approximately one hour. After completing the
training, handicapped/disabled golfers must
call 24 hours ahead of their tee time to reserve
an adaptive cart and will need proof of training/
certification when utilizing the carts.

Cobra Club Fitting
Every Thursday the Manatee Cove Golf Course
hosts a free club fit check with their new "Cobra
Fitting System." The check, conducted by PGA
Professional Steven Waggoner, takes approxi-
mately 20 30 minutes and determines if your
clubs are the right fit for you. Proper fitting
clubs can help your shots from curving to the



July 10, 2009 Missileer 13

Right or left and can improve distance. If
new and properly fitting clubs are needed,
There will be special pricing available for
any clubs ordered from the fitting ses-
sions. For details, call 4947856. (No fed-
eral endorsement of product intended.)

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 return-
ing golfers who were not a prior discount card-
holder (annual pass/fee/punch card) within the
past 12 months. Special is valid Jun 1 Oct 31,
2009. For more information, call 494-GOLF.

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 plav for free with cart when they bring in

a threesome that pays regular priced green and
cart fees. For more information, call 494-GOLF.

Guest Rate Special
The Manatee Cove Golf Course has a great
guest rate special. Your guests can play 18
holes with greens fee and cart for only $30. For
details, call 494-GOLF.

Foursome Special
The Manatee Cove Golf Course has a fantas-
tic special for foursomes, valid anytime after
11 a.m. For just $100, your foursome will get
18 holes of golf with greens fees, carts and range
balls. The special includes lunch.
If you play before 3 p.m., you get your choice of
a club sandwich or a cheeseburger combo. After
3 p.m., you get your choice of any pre-made
sandwich or salad. Guests are also included in
this special. For details, call 494-GOLF.

Golf Course Open to Public
The Manatee Cove Golf Course is now open
to the public. Civilians who want to play on the
course can download a base access application
form at and fax or e-mail
the form to the golf course. For more informa-
tion, call 494-GOLF.

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