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Photos by John Connell
Col. Corinne Naughton, (right) accepts command of the 45th Medical Group
July 17 from Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., commander, 45th Space Wing.
Following the ceremony, Col. Naughton and her family, including her husband,
Col. Dan Naughton, (pictured above) currently assigned to Keesler Air Force
Base, greet her and the wing commander.

Civilian institutional
development "roadmap"

Air Force Master
Sergeant makes history

Lift Off!

The U.S. Air Force's 45th Space
Wing provided flawless Eastern
Range support for NASA's
successful launch of Space
Shuttle Endeavour. The launch
occurred at 6:03 p.m. July 15th
from Space Launch Complex 39A
at Kennedy Space Center.
"The 45th Space Wing is proud
to participate with NASA and
our mission partners to bring
increased scientific capabilities to
the International Space Station,"
said Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton,
Jr., 45th Space Wing commander.

Photo by Jim Grossmann

ATFP/Deployment Exercise scheduled July 28-30;

Please exercise patience while we exercise readiness

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

July 24, 2009

Vol. 51 No. 29

2 July 24, 2009 Missileer


'Warrior Ethos' is here to stay; embrace it

Missileer staff

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

Today, more than ever,
deployed Airmen fight alongside
their Army, Navy, and Marine
counterparts. We are doing jobs
that require not only a particular
skill set, but the ability to perform
those tasks under the intense
pressure of a combat environment;
and this takes strength in those
unforgiving situations. You must
be able to face that danger head on
to defend our American rights and
Warrior ethos is the Air Force's
foundation, that deep courage
that has been displayed by Airmen
since our history began. It is the
competence and energetic spirit
you exude to complete the mission.
It is why you choose to serve in our
nation's military.




Warrior ethos is the moment
in which you unrelentingly push
yourself to the limit to complete
your mission. It is the respect
and dignity we show our fellow
Wingmen and women and our
personal pride in our abilities as a
warrior. We are deeply committed
and involved in the ground
combat environment whether we
are deployed around the world
or helping launch missions that
make it possible for our forces
to operate effectively around the
world. I believe we must all set

a high standard for ourselves,
which, once achieved, allows us to
set an even higher standard. As I
understand the concept of warrior
ethos, I aim to be part of something
higher than myself, and I hope
that each of you strives to do the
same, especially as we prepare for
the upcoming inspection.
We need to ensure that we are
on guard for complacency all the
time in our profession. When it
seems that it is starting to happen,
I expect each of us to get in touch
with the warrior ethos. Consider
why you joined the Air Force in
the first place. You answered
your nation's call and rose to the
challenges presented. Warrior
ethos is the professional attitude
that characterizes each and every
American Airmen.
It is your integrity, service, and
excellence at the deepest levels.
Thank you for your service.

Rocket on pad has no memory for success

By Col. Scott Henderson
Outgoing Commander,
45th Launch Group

After three years (and 14
Missileer "Page 2" articles) in the
greatest job in Space Command
- launching rockets for a living
on the space coast the time has
come to say thank you and fare-
My family and I have thoroughly
enjoyed swimming with the Sharks
of the 45th Space Wing! A number
of things strike me as I look back
on three years of perfect mission
1. The powerful military /
civilian / industry team we have
assembled for this critical mission.
Until you've seen a team that inte-
grates and executes this well, you
don't appreciate it you are the
best I've seen in my 24 years in the
2. The outstanding leadership

at all levels starting with the
cornerstone set by outstanding
NCOs, complemented by strong
flight-level leaders and culminat-
ing with a senior leadership team
that is as good as they come.
3. An attitude that will accept
nothing less than total mission
success-you are absolutely dedi-
cated to the mission and are not
afraid to step back and critically
self-assess to identify ways to do
the mission even better.
It is important to remember that
in our business, complacency is the
prime threat to success -- I learned
long ago from a sage launch veter-
an that "the rocket on the pad has
no memory of its successful prede-
cessor." What that means is we
must continue to approach each

and every mission with the same
standard of perfection. Through
continued strong leadership at all
levels, I am confident this team
is on track to achieve continued
unmatched mission success.
Thanks to all who have made
such a big impact on our family
these past three years.
From the outstanding service
we received routinely from the
Mission Support Group to the
"best in AFSPC" care we got from
the Medical Group, to the close
integration with our partners in
the Operations Group, we could
not have asked for better team-
work. Couple that with the awe-
some support we get from the local
community and you can see why
the 45th Space Wing has been the
standard bearer for excellence in
Space Command for years.
It has truly been an honor to
serve with you for the final time,
Mako-1 signing out.

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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Med Group employee earns top AFA award

By Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

Mr. Gary Parker, a retired
Air Force Master Sgt. and
current 45th Medical Group
medical manpower analyst,
was recently named the Air
Force Association's "Civilian
Program Specialist of the
His supervisor, while
proud as she can be, wasn't
caught off guard by this
outstanding achievement.
people that I have the best
manpower specialist in Air
Force Space Command; now
we find out he's the best in
the entire Air Force," said
Capt. Pamela Smallwood,
flight commander, resource
management, "But we
already knew that."
Mr. Parker, who left active
duty after more than a
quarter-century of service to

Tech Sgt.
Michelle R. Jensen
Air Force Technical
Applications Center


Tech Sgt.
John T. Charlier
45th Civil Engineer

Tech Sgt.
Quentin M. Ford
45th Civil Engineer

Tech Sgt.
Issac N. Gonzales
45th Space

his service and nation, said
he credits his background
- and mentoring as key
factors in his professional
"I've always had
outstanding leadership in
the Medical Service Corps,"
said Mr. Parker. "When I was
assigned to Air Force Space
Command, Colonel John Sell
took me under his wing and
taught me the importance
of understanding both sides
of manpower; programming
and execution.
"And since I've been here I
work for the best leadership
in the Air Force; General
Bolton, Colonel Valley,
Lieutenant Colonel Brewer
and Captain Smallwood
ensured I received the tools
and encouragement needed
to be successful.
"It's easier to succeed
when you know your leaders
have your back and are
always there to help," he

Tech Sgt.
Lee M. Jordan
Det 2 605th Test

Tech Sgt.
Randy E. Roberts
45th Security
Forces Squadron

Tech Sgt.
Anthony Ruiz
333rd USAF

Tech Sgt.
Bradley W. Schultz
Air Force Technical
Applications Center


Photo by Chris Calkins
"Build your resume one day at a time. Instill passion in your work, be honest and trust your
people and your future will write itself," said Gary Parker, a retired Air Force Master Sgt.,
shown here with Capt. Pamela Smallwood, flight commander, resource management.

said with emphasis.
Capt. Smallwood also
said Mr. Parker's expertise
in manpower has enabled
them to look ahead and
determine how decisions
made now will affect them
in the future.
"He has the innate
ability to take our current
requirements and fit them
into staffing models that are
being implemented in the
near future," she said.
And not only that, she
said, he is a big believer in
keeping things simple, even
in today's ultra-complicated
"Gary created a real-
time staffing document
that incorporates five hard-
to-understand documents

into one easy to read
spreadsheet. This has
provided our leadership an
invaluable tool that enables
them to make more educated
decisions" she said.
Not one to blow his own
horn, Mr. Parker said it
two important people who
allowed him to reach this
pinnacle of success.
"I think my family
was critical in my
accomplishments. No; I
know they were," he said
with a knowing smile.
"They provided the support,
encouragement and drive
for me to take the risks
necessary to make a
real difference. My wife,
Hope, an active duty lab
technician, with her passion

and professionalism was
a fantastic role model," he
When asked what advice
he would give to other
members of the 45th Space
Wing community, his words
were simple ... and to the
"Build your resume one
day at a time. Instill passion
in your work, be honest and
trust your people and your
future will write itself," he
said. "It's really simple:
the active duty and civilian
labor force both are looking
for same thing -- the best
product, avalued commodity
and someone dedicated to
the mission."
Sounds like a recipe for


NCO Academy Graduates
Honor Graduate:

__ __

4 July 24, 2009 Missileer

Schedule school physicals now

By 45th Medical Group
Once again, it's that time of year. Summer
is upon us and so is the need for school/
sports physicals. The 45th Medical Group
would like to encourage parents to schedule
children for school/sports physicals now, if
you have not done so already. The summer
months are typically busy
for the clinic in trying to meet the demand
for children in need of physical exams. Please
remember school physicals are only needed if
the child is:

1)Starting kindergarten
2) New to the Florida school system
3) Starting at a new school.
A school physical does not need to be
accomplished if one was done within the last
year. If a physical was done within the last
year, then the parent need only call the clinic,
inform the staff when the physical was done
and what form is needed, and pick-up the
annronriate completed form. Most schools

have a 30 day window for physicals to be
after enrolling in a school. Kindergarteners
must have proof of a completed exam prior to
beginning school.
Therefore, once again, we highly
encourage parents to begin scheduling these
appointments now rather than later so that
we may alleviate the problem of unavailable
appointments or parents not being able to get
their children in for appointments before the
We are scheduling appointments for
physicals up to 30 days in advance. If the
support staff cannot book an appointment
for your child(ren) at that time, they will take
your contact information and call you for
the earliest available appointment when it
becomes available.
If you have any ques-tions regarding school
physicals or for appointments, please call the
appointment line at 494-8241 and choose the
annronriate options.

July 24, 2009 Missileer 5

Civilian development 'roadmap' launched

by Paige D. Hughes
Air Force Personnel Center
Public Affairs

Force recently approved four initia-
tives that make up part of the civilian
institutional development "roadmap".
The initiatives are key to helping
civilians excel professionally while
working to achieve the Air Force mis-
sion of fly, fight and win in air, space
and cyberspace.
Air Force Secretary Michael B.
Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff
Gen. Norton A. Schwartz signed a
letter to Airmen recently highlight-
ing civilian professional development
and four initiatives that are part of
the civilian development continuum,
or "roadmap."
"As the Air Force moves forward,
we find ourselves facing a dynamic
set of new challenges. To meet these
challenges we increasingly rely on
our Air Force civilians as part of
the total force team," said Secretary
Donley and Gen. Schwartz in the
letter. "As the responsibilities of our
civilian workforce have increased, so
has the need for civilian force devel-
Air Force leaders recognize that
the approximately 143,000 civilians
are key to the total force and vital
to performing the Air Force mission.
Developing all Airmen is an Air Force
The civilian aspect of develop-
ment posed some challenges not
faced by development of other parts
of the force. Civilians enter into
the Air Force at various grades and
skill levels and have a wide range of
experiences. To address this unique
civilian dynamic, the continuum or
"roadmap" was developed incorpo-
rating education, training and expe-
rience; targeted at ensuring civilians
have the opportunities to develop
the institutional competencies the
Air Force values, at the right time in
their career.
Development of the "roadmap"
and the initiatives are a direct result
of the Air Force's adoption of a com-

Photo by Chris Calkins
"The 45th Space Wing is committed to our civilian employees. We are currently creating a local civilian force
development program to complement this roadmap. It's a 'win-win' plan for both the Air Force and its civilian
employees," said Mr. Gregg Kraver, 45th Space Wing Executive Director.

petency based framework for human
capital management.
Locally, that plan is already in the
process of being implemented.
"The 45th Force Support
Squadron's Force Development Flight
is actively forging new pathways on
the "roadmaps" of our wing civil-
ian population," said Ms. Virginia
Medeiros, force development special-
ist. "We encourage all levels of civilian
employees to enhance their profes-
sional development with Professional
Military Education and their person-
al development with self-education.
These two factors, alone, define the
Civilian Development Continuum and
ensure the Air Force has a deep pool
of well-developed employees ready to
take on the future," she said.
The civilian "roadmap" outlined in a
recent letter to all Airmen will ensure
development across that continuum
of roles. This includes a new-employ-
ee orientation program, opportuni-
ties for continuous self-initiated per-

sonal and leadership development,
highly encouraged expectation to
complete non-residence professional
military education at the appropriate
level, and opportunities for atten-
dance at Civilian Acculturation and
Leadership Training, Maxwell Air
Force Base, Ala.
The new-employee orientation
program is a computer based train-
ing course that will be required for
all newly hired civilians. The course
provides civilians with basic Air Force
knowledge including heritage, core
competencies, custom and courte-
sies, and Air Force Core Values.
Completion of the course entitles the
member to wear the Air Force civilian
pin recognizing their role as part of
the Total Force.
Two other initiatives encourage
civilian participation in personal and
professional development and partic-
ipation in non-residence professional
military education.
The final piece of the civilian

development program is the estab-
lishment of civilian opportunities for
Civilian Acculturation and Leadership
45th Space Wing Executive
Director, Mr. Gregg Kraver, sees this
as a 'win-win' plan for both the Air
Force and its civilian employees.
"The 45th Space Wing is com-
mitted to our civilian employees,"
Mr. Kraver said. "We are currently
creating a local civilian force devel-
opment program to complement this
roadmap. It focuses on developing
entry level employees and evolving
leaders through education and real-
world experiences. Our civilians are
most definitely major contributors
to the total force of the 45th and we
are committed to providing them the
value added training they deserve to
succeed. "
"I urge our civilian employees to
look into this and find a road map
that will take them where they want
to go," he said.

6 July 24, 2009 Missileer


Name, Rank, unit, and duty title:
MSG Cecilia Hambrick, DEOMI, Equal Opportunity
Instructor, Senior Leader Trainer, EO Advisor
How long have you been at this duty station?
2 year, 6 months
What is your hometown (city, state)?
Naples, Italy
What's your favorite motto?
"I live by appreciating life and living everyday like it
was my last day and giving of myself to others."
Who inspired you to go beyond the call of duty?
"It's not what but who inspires me: Devante, Trinity
and Jabari, my amazing children who continue to
inspire me daily."
Why do you serve in the Army?
"As a Noncommissioned Officer it is my responsibil-
ity to provide outstanding leadership to Soldiers;
that is my purpose and the reason I serve and stay

Reason for nomination:
Army Master Sergeant Cecelia Hambrick is an out-
standing trainer/facilitator. She is well-respected
in the Equal Opportunity field as an excellent con-
duit for current information and creative instruc-
tional methods. While TAD/TDY in Naples, Italy
from Oct. 18-24, she expertly trained 40 students
in a classroom setting using her three different
languages to ensure all attendees understood the
topic of Capitalizing on Diversity. Her spontaneity
and creativity engages attendees around the globe
while staying on task with excellence in leadership
at its core. In addition, MSG Hambrick was selected
as the Patrick AFB Military Volunteer of the Year
for 2008. She exemplifies leading by example. She
is equally at ease leading from the front as she is
being a team member ensuring mission accomplish-
ment from within. Such is the case with her contri-
bution to the ongoing EO Advisor Program course
re-design effort.
LTC. Kay L. Emerson, U.S. Army, DEOMI
Program Manager

History Highlights

Bumper Flights Open the Range in 1950

By Mark C. Cleary
45th SW History Office

The Eastern Range can cel-
ebrate yet another anniversary:
it turns 59 this week. Under its
original alias, the "Long Range
Proving Ground" supported its
first major experimental flight,
Bumper 8, on July 24, 1950.
The range's first scheduled mis-
sion Bumper 7 misfired
on the 19th due to "excessive
moisture" in the missile/experi-
mental vehicle. It became the
range's second mission after the
vehicle was dried out, rechecked
and launched properly on July
Bumper 8 and Bumper 7
completed a series of eight, two-
stage, special-purpose missions
sponsored by the U.S. Army. The
Bumper flights were designed
to: 1) investigate launching
techniques, 2) gather data on
staging events and maneuvers
at high velocity, and 3) reach
higher altitudes at greater veloc-
ities than any other missile had
achieved up to that time.
The program was the 'brain
child' of Col. Holger N. Toftoy,
Chief of the Army's Research
and Development Division.
Col. Toftoy was instrumental
in bringing back approximate-
ly 100 captured German V-2
rockets to the United States
at the end of World War II. In
1946 Toftoy proposed combin-
ing some of the Army's new
Corporal rockets with V-2 mis-
siles to conduct a series of flight
tests at record-breaking speeds
and altitudes. The program got
underway on June 20, 1947.
The Army gave overall
responsibility for the Bumper
program to the General
Electric Company, but the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory at Cal
Tech did the theoretical work
and designed the second stage
and the separation system. The
Douglas Aircraft Company built

uourtesy Vnofo
The program was the 'brain child' of Col. Holger N. Toftoy, Chief
of the Army's Research and Development Division.

the second stage and detailed
any special V-2 parts that were
As was true of most fledgling
missile programs back in the
late 1940s and the early 1950s,
the Bumper program's flights
were a mixed bag: the first two
launch vehicles had only par-
tially charged upper stages; they
flew well enough, but they didn't
break any world records. The
third Bumper's second stage
exploded just before separation,
and the fourth Bumper had an
explosion in the tail section.
Bumper 5 had a fully charged
upper stage, and it set two new
world records during its flight
on February 24, 1949. (The
Corporal upper stage on that
flight achieved a speed of 5,150
miles per hour and an altitude
of 250 miles.) Officials hoped
Bumper 6 would fly even higher
and faster on April 21, 1949,
but a control system malfunc-
tion ended that flight early.

So, now we come to Bumper
8 and Bumper 7. All the ear-
lier Bumper vehicles had been
launched at White Sands
Proving Ground, but the desert
range was 75 miles too short for
the relative low, flat trajectories
planned for the last two Bumper
missions. Consequently Bumper
7 and Bumper 8 were hauled
out to the Long Range Proving
Ground on flatbed trailers each
pulled by an Army tractor.
Both missiles appeared to
perform well on their respec-
tive flights, and they both
made the "relatively rapid turn"
required in their trajectories.
Unfortunately analysis of the
flight data revealed the sep-
aration angles were flawed.
Nevertheless Bumper 7 achieved
Mach 9, a new world record.
The Bumper program ended in
July 1950, but it provided a
valuable foundation for further
experimentation and later mis-
sile designs.

July 24, 2009 Missileer 7

Air Force Master Sergeant makes history at Fort Bliss

DEOMI instructor first ever Airman to graduate Army 1st Sergeant course

By David Crozier
NCO Journal Magazine

Air Force Master Sgt.
Danny Alltop recently
made military history
- in the Army that is.
Sgt. Alltop, an Equal
Opportunity Advisor
here with the Defense
Equal Opportunity
Management Institute,
just graduated from
the U.S. Army's First
Sergeant Course taught
at Fort Bliss, Texas, and
thus goes into the his-
tory books as the first
Airman to do so.
"It means a lot," said

Alltop who thanked
Sergeant Major
Hightower Smith, enlist-
ed advisor to the enlisted
corps and Chief Master
Sergeant Jose Guzman,
senior enlisted advisor
at DEOMI, for giving
him the opportunity to
attend. "It says a lot
about their confidence
in me, in letting me
come here and actually
get through this course
as well as having the
opportunity to go back
and share this expe-
rience with everybody
else. It is just great and
I am forever in their

Photo by David Crozier
"I will take an understanding of how Army folks
deal with everyday issues as well as when
it comes to the war effort," says Master Sgt.
Danny Alltop

Alltop said the rea-
son he wanted to attend
the Army school was
because of his current
job and the idea that
he wanted to get a bet-
ter perspective of the
"The majority of
the individuals who
we have assigned to
DEOMI, as well as the
students we have com-
ing in, are from the
Army," he said. "So I
wanted to gain a bet-
ter perspective of what
they go through, what
they need and how to
better service them. It
is paramount that an
individual gain that
perspective to better
serve them."
Being an Air Force
member attending an
Army school does have
some challenges, admits
Alltop, but knowing the
"lingo" was not one of
"I have been assigned
to DEOMI for two years
and I gained that per-
spective with the Army
folks who are assigned
there, so it was not
tough at all," he said.
"My biggest challenge -
Initially -- it was getting
the [Physical Training]
down. In the Air Force
we do PT a little bit dif-
ferent, so I trained on
Army PT for 90 days
before coming here as
well as getting through
some of the course-
"We (in the Air
Force) don't do some
of the things that the
Army first sergeants
are assigned to do. To



Photo by Sgt. 1 st Class Brian Rhodes
Master Sgt. Danny Alltop, DEOMI instructor, made history by being the first
Airman to graduate from the U.S. Army's First Sergeant Course taught at
Fort Bliss, Texas.

understand how they
accomplish that mis-
sion and what they
are responsible for was
a challenge and that
meant going home and
studying at night and
gaining that perspec-
tive so that I can come
in the next morning
and speak intelligently
about it and to actu-
ally fit in with what was
going on in the class."
Sgt. Maj. Ramzy
Noel, Chief Instructor
for the First Sergeant
Course, said Alltop has
brought a lot to the
table in terms of experi-
ence and knowledge of
Air Force missions.
"He brings in his skill
sets into our classroom
and shares with our
Army exactly what it is
they do in the Air Force
in terms as to how they
fight," Noel said. "That
is an added benefit not

only for the Air Force
guys getting trained up
on our field, but we get
a chance to see what
they do on a day-to-day
basis in terms of how
they fight their battle.
So it has been a great
In addition to Alltop,
Noel said the course
has had the partici-
pation of one Marine
and 59 students from
10 different countries
including: Macedonia,
Nigeria, Rwanda and
Uganda to name a few.
"That shows me we
are moving in the right
direction in terms of
being able to reach out
to other branches and
international militar-
ies," he said. "It shows
the relevancy of our
As for Alltop, he has
high hopes for being
able to use what he has

learned in the course.
"I will take an under-
standing of how Army
folks deal with everyday
issues as well as when it
comes to the war effort.
We have individuals who
are coming back and
becoming EOAs and the
issues they have gone
through; if I gain that
perspective [through
this course] I am better
able to use that to get
them assistance down
the road," he said. "It
is about taking care of
people. I would recom-
mend this for anyone.
We are becoming more
joint and if I can bet-
ter understand how
Sergeant Major Noel
operates on a daily
basis, that enables us
to better get the mis-
sion done, and that's
what it is all about,
it's all about mission

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Hoop du jour: Finals played Tuesday

Lee Wise, 45th Medical Group, drives the baseline during the 2009 Intramural Basketball championship
game played Tuesday. He is being closely guarded by Staff Sgt. Michael Cook (No. 20), 45th Force
Support Squadron. The combined team of Force Support Squadron/Comptroller Squadron /Space
Wing won the title by virtue of their hard-fought 62-58 win.

Anton Buchanan, left, 45th MDG, attempts a shot
over Staff Sgt. Justin Cobb, 45th Space Wing

Anthony Hatcher, 45th FSS, shows off his three-
point range shooting over Zach Rafjin (No. 4). I am
so proud of our players for their accomplishments
throughout the season and ending the season as
champions. Team FSS/CPTS/Space Wing Staff
have the bragging rights until a new champion is
crowned next year," said Coach Chuck Brantley.

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Spiritual wellness helps you 'ride out the storm'

By Capt. (Chap) Mark
45th Space Wing
Chaplain's Office

As Patrick's newest
chaplain on base I have
just recently arrived
from my last duty
station at Fairchild Air
Force Base in Spokane,
A 3,100 mile road
trip is a great way to
see the country.
And a 3,100 mile
road trip with four kids
is a great way to see
the country's fast food
restaurants that have
indoor playgrounds.
All of us enjoyed the
trip, seeing the sights,
and the stops along the
way made each state
unique. Because the
Permanent Change of
Station was right in the
middle of the summer

Chaplain's Corner

we decided to take our
time and make a family
vacation out of it.
Having a Global
Positioning System
was also great. We
knew about how far
we wanted to drive and
about where we wanted
to stop. If at anytime
along the way we took
a wrong turn, the GPS
would "recalculate"
and get us back on
track. It was a great
reference tool we could
use when it was time

for a meal, rest stop, or
the end of the driving
day. All we had to do
was look up food or
lodging, whatever the
case may be, and it
would give us all of our
options and how far
away we were from our
Along the way
it made me think
how similar that
is to our spiritual
wellness. Having
that "inner voice",
faith commitment, or
belief in a higher order
or power serves as a
guide to help us. When
spiritual wellness
was added as a pillar
of wellness it was
likened to a tie-down
on an aircraft which
keeps it secured in
foul weather. Spiritual
wellness would help
"keep people anchored

and allow them to 'ride
out the storms' in their
personal lives." It
helps us "recalculate"
when we get off track
or serves as a reference
point to help us
navigate through life.
I want to encourage
each of you to take a
moment and examine
your own personal
spiritual wellness. Do
you have a reference
point that guides and
helps you navigate
through life? Have
you made a few wrong
turns and find yourself
alittle offtrack? Maybe
it's time to get back in
touch with your own
beliefs and values. If
you need any help
along the way, come
and talk to us at the
chapel. It's why we're
here and we'd love to


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Events Calendar

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

Sunday Brunch
The Tides

Discover Surfing
8-10 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Latin Experience
2:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut

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

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base-wide interest in
future issues, e-mail


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


Family Dinner
6- 7 p.m.

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


Bowling Special
$1.25 Games
11 a.m. closing

Mini Lobster Season
Dive Trip
Outdoor Recreation

6:15 p.m.
The Tides

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
Summer 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

SNCOI Ceremony at

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

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

Summer Story Time
10 a.m.
Base Library

Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing
Troops to
Teachers Class
9 11:30 a.m.
Families in the
Know Class
6:30 -
7:30 p.m.

Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing
Air Force Sergeants
Association (AFSA)
12:00-1:00 p.m.
The Tides
4:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut

Back to School Skills
6 p.m.
Base Library

Sponsorship Training
9- 11 a.m.

Rock'it Glow Bowl
7 p.m. closing
Rocket Lanes
Intro to Saltwater
Fishing Class
2 2:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Teen Night
6 10 p.m.
Youth Center


Boater Safety Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Summer Story Time
10 a.m. Base Library
Open Water Scuba
Class Starts[ Outdoor
Briefing 9 10:30
a.m. Fundamentals
of Resumes Class 1
- 3 p.m. A&FRC

Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. Closing

First Term Airman
Financial Mgt Class
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. Closing
Foreclosure Avoidance
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Spouse of Deployed
Sustainment Brief
5- 6 p.m.
4:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut

Elder Care Class
11 a.m. to noon A&FRC

7 p.m. Closing
Rocket Lanes

Teen Council Meeting Applyingfor AF Jobs
4:30 p.m. Youth Programs Class 9 11 a.m. A&FRC

Beach 5K Run/1.5
Mile Walk
7 a.m.
The Blockhouse
3.2 Mile Run/1.5 Mile
7:30 a.m.
CCAFS Fitness Center

Kid's Night out
6- 11 p.m.
Youth Programs
Sand Volleyball Tourn
7 a.m. Chevron Park
Latin Night
10 p.m. 2 a.m.
The Tides

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.

Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
2-Tank Open
Water Sport &
Lobster Dive
Outdoor Recreation
Sailboat Races &
Pancake Breakfast
9 a.m.

Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Sailing Class 2 3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Framing Class
9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Arts & Crafts
Bowling Special
$1 Games 1 7 p.m.
Marina's Summer
Sizzle GolfTourn.
1 p.m. Golf Course

New Child Development
Center to open soon
The new CDC is expected to open in mid-
October! The center is now accepting Request
for Care Forms (DD Form 2606) for children ages
6 weeks 5 years. Rates are established by the
DoD and are based on total family income. For
more information, call 494-7028.

Senior NCO induction tonight
The Space Coast Top Three Association is
hosting the 12th Annual Senior NCO Induction
Ceremony in honor of the newly selected Master
Sergeants. The event will be held at the Tides
Club, Patrick Air Force Base, 24 July 2009 at
6 p.m. Cost is $21 for club members and $23
for non-club members, payable to Space Coast
Top 3 by check, credit card or cash. This year's
guest speaker is the Air Force Space Command
Chief, Chief Master Sergeant Richard T. Small.

2009 "Instant Payback"
Club Membership Campaign
If you have been thinking about joining the
club, now's the time. The 2009 "Instant Payback"
Club Membership Campaign runs thru Aug 15.
All personnel who join the club during the cam-
paign will automatically receive three months
free dues, free cash back through the rewards
program, and a 6-month 0 percent introductory
APR. As an additional bonus, 200 members will
be randomly selected to receive $250 by partici-
pating in an online survey at
For more information, call 494-4013.

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.

Summer "Sizzle" Golf Tourna-
ment/Low Country Boil
The Manatee Cove Marina will hold their
Summer "Sizzle" Golf Tournament/Low Country
Boil on Aug 15. Check-in for this 9-hole scram-
ble/best ball tournament is 12:15 p.m. Tee time
is at 1 pm. Cost is only $15 per member and
includes golf, cart and door prizes. Guests are
welcome for only $18 per person. A Low Coun-
try Boil will be held at the marina following play.
Sign up starts Aug 3 in the Ship's Store. For

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non-golfers, cost of the boil (sausage,
shrimp, corn, potatoes, etc.) is only $5
Super person. Food will be served at ap-
proximately 4 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 494-7455.

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 more
information, 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 sand-
wich or a cheeseburger combo. After 3 p.m., you
get your choice of any pre-made sandwich or sal-
ad. Guests are also included in this special. For
more information, call 494-GOLF.

Practice, Play & Eat Golf Special
The Manatee Cove Golf Course's Practice,
Play & Eat special is only $39 per person. The
special allows guests to enjoy and experience the
entire facility for a day at one low price. Golf-
ers receive unlimited use of the practice areas,
unlimited golf (second and consecutive rounds
are on a space available basis), a breakfast sand-
wich between 6:30 10:30 a.m., a hot dog at the
turn, and a lunch if you are in by 3 p.m. If your
second round is important, you can make an
additional tee time reservation for a guaranteed
replay at a surcharge of $11 per player. Other-
wise, you may reserve your second round after
the first round is completed and your times will
be based on a space available basis. For more
information, call 494-GOLF.

Airman & Family
Readiness Center
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has a
few upcoming classes and events in August that
many will find invaluable: Troops to Teachers
Class, Aug 4, from 9 11:30 a.m.; Families in
the Know Class, Aug 4, from 6:30 7:30 p.m.;
Sponsorship Training, Aug 6, from 9 11 a.m.;
Pre-Separation Briefing, Aug 10, from 9 10:30
a.m.; Fundamentals of Resumes Class, Aug 10,
from 1 3 p.m.; First Term Airman Financial
Management Class, Aug 11, from 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.; Foreclosure Avoidance Class, Aug 12, from
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Spouse of Deployed Sus-

tainment Briefing, Aug 12, from 5 6 p.m.; Elder
Care Class, Aug 13, from 11 a.m. to noon; Apply-
ing for AF Jobs Class, Aug 14, from 9 11 a.m.;
Newcomer's Orientation Briefing, Aug 18, from
7:30 a.m. to noon; Spouse Orientation Briefing,
Aug 19, from 1 3 p.m.; Smooth Move Class,
Aug 20, from 9 11 a.m.; Families of Deployed
Personnel Dinner, Aug 25, from 6 7 p.m.; and a
Life Cycle Finances Class, Aug 26, from 11 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. For more information and to sign
up, call 494-5675.

Library & Youth Programs
Hosts Art Exhibit
The Patrick AFB Library and Youth Pro-
grams will host an art exhibit on Aug 5, from
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The exhibit, entitled "Ro-
mare Remixed," will feature a "remix" and rein-
terpretation of African American artist Romare
Bearden's work, and original artwork created by
youth enrolled in Youth Programs' Camp Xtreme
and SAC programs. Light refreshments will be
served. For more information and to RSVP, call
the Patrick AFB Youth Center at 494-4747 or the
Patrick AFB Library at 494-6881.

Sand Volleyball Tournament
The Patrick Fitness Center will hold a Sand
Volleyball Tournament on Aug 7, starting at 7
a.m. at Chevron Park. Participants must report
at 6:45 a.m. for a safety briefing. Commander's
Cup Points will be awarded. Sign up is required
by 5 p.m. on Aug 13. For more information,
guidelines and eligibility requirements, call 494-

Teen Night
Youth Programs will host a Teen Night on
Aug 7, from 6 10 p.m. for teens entering grades
7 12. The event is free for members and only
$3 for guests. There will be various sporting ac-
tivities and music. The snack bar will be open.
Sign up is required by COB Aug 5. For more
information and to sign up, call 494-4747.

Back to School Skills Program
The Patrick Library will hold a Back to School
Skills Program on Aug 6 at 6 p.m. Participants
will get instruction on using different research
tools such as databases, the internet and tradi-
tional print sources. Hands-on activities will be
included. The programs targets upper elemen-
tary and middle school children. For more infor-
mation and to sign up, call 494-6881 or e-mail
the library at
See Briefs, page 13


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from page 12
Intro to Saltwater Fishing Class
Outdoor Recreation will hold a saltwater fish-
ing class on Aug 7 & 8, from 2 3:30 pm. Cost
is only $10 per person and includes 1.5 hours of
classroom instruction that will walk participants
through the basics of saltwater fishing in the lo-
cal lagoon systems. For more information and to
register, call 494-2042.

Post-9/11 GI Bill Information
The Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) be-
gan accepting applications for the Post-9/11 GI
Bill Friday. All members should refer to the VA
website at or contact the VA
at 1-888-442-4551, for more information and
guidance on applying for the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
Transferability of the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits
will not be available until June 1 through the VA

Take a Kid Fishing Program
Outdoor Recreation is looking for active duty
military and DoD civilian volunteers who would
like to take children of deployed members fish-
ing. If you are interested, call 494-9691.

Open Water Scuba Class
Outdoor Recreation will hold the next open
water scuba class Aug 10 22. Classroom and
pool work is held from 6 9 pm. Open water
dives are held on each of the two Saturdays dur-
ing the course. Cost is only $240 per person.
Participants must be age 12 or older. For more
information and to register, call 494-2042.

Pancake Breakfast &
Sailboat Races
The Manatee Cove Marina will hold their
monthly Pancake Breakfast & Sailboat Races on
Aug 8, from 9 10 a.m. This membership event
will feature pancakes, biscuits and gravy and
coffee. The Captains' Meeting for the sailboat
races will follow at 10 am. For more information,
call 494-7455.

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

Space Available
Lodging Opportunities
Lodging has some special leisure rates avail-
able for stays up to seven days for DoD travelers
July 1-4. If you call 14 days in advance, the cost
for Visiting Officer Quarters (two-room suites) is
only $39 per room. A single private room with
a private bath is only $34 per room. For more
information and to make reservations, call 494-

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

Brake & Transmission
Flush Service
The Auto Hobby Shop now offers a brake &
transmission flush service. Cost is $30 plus the
fluids needed for your vehicle. For more informa-
tion and to make an appointment, call 494-2537.

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