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Vol. 51 No. 30 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. July 31, 2009

06









There will

be a Photos by John Connell
While Col. Lee Rosen, left, accepts the guide on and command of the
45th 45th Launch Group from Brig. Gen. Edward Bolton, commander, 45th
Space Wing Space Wing, Col. Rosen's wife, Dorothea (second from right, above)
"All Enlist and daughters Emma and Liliana look on. At the far right is Mrs. Patricia
Bolton, the wing commander's wife. Col. Rosen assumed command from
call Im I outgoing commander Col. Scott Henderson July 23 at Cape Canaveral Air
3:30 p.m. Force Station.
Aug. 6
in the
Base Theatre








Base housing changes Photos by Mrs Jennifer Macklin
announced Master Sgt. (select) Aaron Dudley and his wife, Tanisha, (above) walk through the Sabre Cordon during a Senior NCO
induction ceremony held July 24 at the Tides. Following the ceremony, Senior Master Sgt. Ian Bohnen, (right,) presents a
certificate of appreciation to Chief Master Sgt. Richard Small, Command Chief, Air Force Space Command who served as
the event's guest speaker.

Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile

capabilities to America and its warfighting commands





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VIUIPOINTS


http://www.patrick.af.mil


'Success' comes before


'work' in one place only


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

I learned a long, long time ago
that the only place where "suc-
cess" comes before "work" is in the
dictionary. And that's why we con-
tinue to train and to exercise our
capabilities every chance we get.
The best processes in the world
still remain imperfect and there is
always room for improvement. Our
checklists are vital to our opera-
tions and to our security; they are
the standards we all must adhere
to. Equally vital is our ingenuity
and our ability to go beyond the
standard when faced with opposi-
tion; they are the character traits
we all must hold true to.
That is what these exercises are
all about our ability to act under


From the top

pressure. And I'm sure you felt the
pressure this week. And there's
only more to come. Welcome to the
world in which we live.
Sure, we are doing all this to get
ready for the upcoming Operational
Readiness Inspection. But most
importantly we are practicing readi-
ness more often and more realisti-
cally to ultimately ensure our peo-
ple are safe and that we can carry
on the mission regardless of what
may happen down the road.
Remember, the day that we stop
training and brainstorming for what
may happen tomorrow, our enemies
gain a possible edge an opportu-
nity if you will; one that they are
more than willing to exploit. Don't
ever let that happen.


If the exercise this week made
you sweat that's a good thing. If it
showed you where you or your unit
is vulnerable that's a good thing.
If it made you work longer hours
and pushed you beyond your limits
- that's a good thing. If it increased
your readiness well then that's a
great thing and we met our objec-
tive. And no IG rating can measure
that.
As basketball Hall of Famer Bill
Russell once said "it seems the
harder I work the luckier I get."
But there's nothing "lucky" about
being prepared and there's nothing
"lucky" about being thorough. We
make our own luck around here
through hard work and dedica-
tion. Trust me, readiness is much
more powerful than any four-leafed
clover. Keep up the hard work; it's
paying off. Thanks for all you do.


Teamwork a way of thinking


By Lt. Col. Daniel Steele
Commander, 45th Space Wing
Communications Squadron

Teamwork is a way of thinking.
Putting our team ahead of our-
selves is the essence of "service
before self." But like the "force"
from Star Wars, teamwork has a
good side and a dark side.
As an instructor at the
University of South Dakota, 15
of my 20 students in an English
Literature course failed when they
didn't turn in their papers. I was
mystified and sought out students
to tell me why so many failed.
What I learned was a revelation.
The students I talked to did the
work, but didn't turn it in. Why? A
few students didn't want to do the
work, so they bullied the rest into
not turning it in either. Many stu-
dents gave in, and 15 failed. The


Commander's Corner

group shunned the five who turned
in their work.
I learned then the most power-
ful force in the human universe
is peer pressure. When a team
is focused toward positive goals,
and the members use peer pres-
sure to encourage and help each
other to do high quality work, the
team virtually always succeeds.
Surrounding yourself with posi-
tive thinking achievers is a virtual
guarantee for personal growth and
success.
As I found while teaching, sur-
rounding yourself with people who
cut corners, do "good enough"
work, and don't help each other
make failure very likely. Hanging
with those who encourage foolish or
reckless behavior is a prescription


for bigger trouble. As the old saying
goes, "You can't soar with eagles
when you surround yourself with
turkeys."
Teamwork means putting your
team first and thinking about how
your attitude and behaviors impact
the team. Suppose you finish work-
ing on your ORI preparation tasks
by noon. Do you think, "It will be
great to have an afternoon to do
some things I want to do." If you
think this way, you may need to
work on being a great teammate.
Or do you think, "I have extra
time and my teammates have at
least 12 hours worth of work to fin-
ish their ORI prep. How can I help,
so we can all get the work done,
go home, and see our families at a
reasonable time?"
If you do the right thing and put
your team first, then you are the
kind of teammate we all want.


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
NCOIC
Mr. Chris Calkins
Editor
Mrs. Teresa Christopher
Mrs. Juanita McNeely
Layout Coordinators
Mrs. Jennifer Macklin
Mr. John Connell
Photographers
Published by Cape Publications, Inc., a
private firm in no way connected with the Air
Force, under exclusive written contract with the
45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Fla.
This civilian enterprise Air Force newspa-
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of the U.S. military services. Contents of the
Missileer are not necessarily official views of, or
endorsed by, the U.S. government, the DoD or
the Department of the Air Force.
The appearance of advertising in this pub-
lication, including inserts or supplements, does
not constitute endorsement by the DoD, the
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Changes coming to base housing


Non-DOD residents can apply soon for North and Central units


By Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

North and Central
Housing areas here on
Patrick Air Force Base
will soon be open
for non-DOD civilian
occupants (General
Public category) due
to the low occupancy
rate, according to
Sophia Reeves, com-
munity director at
"The Landings at
Patrick," which took
control of all Patrick
housing areas last
November.
"The General
Public category must
be implemented when
occupancy rates fall
below 95 percent
for three consecu-
tive months," said
Col. Charles Beck,
commander, 45th
Mission Support
Group.
"Currently," he
said. "459 of 616
available housing
units are leased, with
an occupancy rate of
74.5 percent."
Ms. Reeves said


this avenue is being
taken to increase
occupancy to meet
their goals for the
Air Force and for
the property owners.
"The constant
and steady stream
of income into our
housing community
is necessary for the
long-term viabil-
ity of the project and
to ensure that the
improvements needed
to the buildings and
other property assets
in the years to come
can be properly
funded," said Ms.
Reeves.
The first thing all
aspiring non-DOD
residents will need
to do is undergo a
national law enforce-
ment background,
credit and financial
check.
"All non-DOD
residents requesting
to live on base hous-
ing will be subject to a
thorough background
check and everyone
over the age of 18 will
have their fingerprints
taken," said Lt. Col.


"The first thing all aspiring
non-DOD residents will need
to do is undergo a national
law enforcement background,
credit and financial check."


Col. Charles Beck
COMMANDER, 45TH MISSION SUPPORT GROUP


Photo by 2nd Lt. Karl Wiest


"Wing leadership here has been very supportive. We believe that keeping consistent open
communication is what continues to strengthen our partnership here at Patrick Air Force Base,"
said Ms. Sophia Reeves, community director, "The Landings at Patrick." She can be reached at
777-8282. The next Town Hall Meeting will be held Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Shark Center.


William Cannon, com-
mander, 45th Security
Forces Squadron.
Col. Beck said
based on the occu-
pancy rate, this
waterfall implementa-
tion was anticipated,
and they worked
stringent security
requirements to pre-
pare for it.
"The General
Public category has
been done at other
Air Force bases and is
working well, and we


are confident, with the
right level of security,
it can work here too,"
he said.
Ms. Reeves said
her company feels
the same way and
said her company
has a very good
working relationship
with the 45th
Space Wing leader-
ship.
"Wing leader-
ship here has been
very supportive. We
believe that keep-


ing consistent open
communication
is what continues
to strengthen our
partnership here at
Patrick Air Force
Base," she said.
Col. Beck had one
final thing to say,
"Providing a
safe and secure
environment for our
residents, workforce
and visitors of Patrick
Air Force Base will
remain the priority,"
he said.


"The background
check requirements
for the General
Public Category
have been developed
by our Wing legal,
civil engineer and
security forces profes-
sionals.
"Furthermore,
these requirements
follow Air Force Space
Command's guide-
lines which require
a National Agency
Check with Inquires,"
he said.





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Capt Ready: I had
someone call a bomb
threat into the phone
where I work.
I didn't know what
to do.
What questions
should I ask?
What should I do if
the caller hangs up?
What if I can actu-
ally see the bomb that
the caller is talking
about?
I was very scared; it
would have been nice
to have some sort of
checklist to help me.
Scared


Dear Scared: You
are in luck! There is
a note taking device
known as an Air Force
Form 440, however
most people refer to it
as "the yellow bomb
threat card". You
should have one near
every telephone where
you work.
If you don't have an
Air Force Form 440,
then you should ask
your supervisor, tele-
phone control moni-
tor, or unit security
manager.
The AF Form 440


will assist you in note so a quick evacuation


taking that can pro-
vide valuable infor-
mation on the caller
to Law Enforcement
Agencies.
If the caller only
leaves a short mes-
sage and hangs up
then you should not
hang up your phone;
sometimes the
open line can be
traced.
As you are asking
questions from the AF
Form 440 you should
try to get the attention
of those around you


can begin.
Generally you
should depart the
facility in the oppo-
site direction of the
suspicious item. After
you leave you should
consider your sur-
roundings; it is pos-
sible that a sniper is
awaiting!
Evacuate using the
fire evacuation route,
take a roll call of
people who normally
work in the facility
and call 911 from a
nearby facility.


This entire sequence
should last less than
a minute.
When Law
Enforcement arrives
you should make the
AF Form 440 avail-


able and be prepared
to answer further
questions.
Common sense
mixed with a sense
of urgency will save
lives.


http://www.patrick.af.mil





Events Calendar


July 31, 2009 Missileer 5


Sunday
26


2
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



9
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Tides


16
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Tides

Latin Experience,
2:30 7:30 p.m.,
Shark Hut


Monday
27


3
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Summer Story Time
10 a.m.
Base Library


10
Pre-separation
Briefing
9 10:30 a.m.

Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Open Water Scuba
Class Starts
Outdoor Recreation


17
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Summer
Story Time
10 a.m.
Library


Tuesday
28


4
Troops to
Teachers Class
9 11:30 a.m.
A&FRC

Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing

Families in the Know
Class
6:30 7:30 p.m.
A&FRC

11
First Term Airman
Financial Mgt Class
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
A&FRC

Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. Closing


18
Newcomer's
Orientation Briefing
7:30 a.m. noon
A&FRC

Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing


Wednesday
29


5
Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing

Air Force Sergeants
Association (AFSA)
Meeting
Noon 1 p.m.
The Tides

Karaoke
4:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut

12
Foreclosure
Avoidance Class
11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Karaoke
4:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut

Spouse of Deployed
Sustainment Brief
5- 6 p.m.
A&FRC


19
Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing

Spouse Orientation
Briefing
1 3 p.m.
A&FRC

Karaoke
4:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut


Thursday
30


6
Sponsorship Training
9- 11 a.m.
A&FRC

Back to School
Skills Program
6 p.m.
Base Library


13
Beach 5K Run/
1.5 Mile Walk
7 a.m.
The Blockhouse

3.2 Mile Run/
1.5 Mile Walk
7:30 a.m.
CCAFS
Fitness Center

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

20
Smooth Move Class
9- 11 a.m.
A&FRC

Unlimited Bowling
Special
2 p.m. closing

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


Friday
31
Active Duty
Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing

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


7
Intro to Saltwater
Fishing Class
2 2:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Teen Night
6 10 p.m.
Youth Center

Rock'it Glow Bowl
7 p.m. closing
Rocket Lanes


14
Sand Volleyball
Tournament
7 a.m.
Chevron Park
Applying for AF Jobs
Class
9- 11 a.m.
A&FRC
Kid's Night out
6- 11 p.m.
Youth Programs

21
3-Tank Advanced
Open Water/Nitrox
Lobster & Spear
Fishing Dive,
Outdoor Recreation
Texas Hold'em
5 10 p.m.
The Tides
Boy's Night Out
"Mall Crawl"
6 9:30 p.m.
Youth Programs


Saturday
AUGUST 1
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.


8
Sailboat Races &
Pancake Breakfast
9 a.m.
Marina

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

2-Tank Open
Water Sport &
Lobster Dive
Outdoor Recreation

15
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Marina's Summer
Sizzle Golf
Tournament
1 p.m.
Golf Course
Sailing Class
2 3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation

22
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

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


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WARRIOR OF TIHE WEEK


Name, Rank, unit, and duty title:
Leigherin Minton, Senior Airman, 45 SFS, S5B,
Pass and Registration Specialist
How long have you been at this duty station?
2 year, 2 months
What is your hometown (city, state)?
Valdosta, GA
What's your favorite motto?
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will
accomplish nothing in life." Muhammad Ali
What inspired you to go beyond the call of
duty?
"I had an excellent NCOIC when I first started
working in Pass and Registration who taught me
how important it was to do whatever was
necessary to get the job done right. She inspired me
to go above and beyond to ensure that the mission
was accomplished. "
Why do you serve in the Air Force?
"My father retired from the Air Force and the


military has always been a part of my family.
I believe in the betterment of my country, and I
serve for all of those who can't."

Reason for nomination:
Senior Airman Minton has taken the lead on main-
taining the Master Entry Authority List for all
issued Restricted Area Badges on the installation.
In addition, Airman Minton is in close contact with
all base security managers to have hands on 100%
inventory of all Line Badges. Maintaining this infor-
mation ensures only authorized personnel entrance
into the Restricted Area at all times and tight
security of $333 Plus million in PL-3 Resources is
guaranteed. Airman Minton also does day-to-day
activities such as issuing Restricted Area Badges,
Mission Partner Badges, Caretaker Badges, AF
Form 354, Geneva Convention Cards, and perform-
ing background checks.
SSgt. Christopher R. West,
NCOIC Pass and Registration,
45 Security Forces Squadron.S5B


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8 July 31, 2009 Missileer


EXERCISE,


EXERCISE,


EXERCISE
Tech. Sgt. Rodrigo Garrido, center,
45th Medical Group, prepares to strap
Airman 1st Class Matthew Morris, an accident
"victim" during this week's
Major Accident Response Exercise.
Watching Sgt. Garrido is a
Brevard County paramedic, who continue to train with
and support the 45th Space Wing.
"There's nothing "lucky" about being prepared and
there's nothing "lucky" about being thorough.
We make our own luck around here through
hard work and dedication,"
said Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.,
commander, 45th Space Wing.


NEWS


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Staff Sgt. Tiffany McLamore, 45th MDG,
goes over a checklist as part of her Exercise
Evaluation Team member duties.

Photos by Jennifer Macklin


Tech. Sgt Tiffanie Clarke, right, stabilizes the head of accident "victim" Airman 1st Class Nate
Kirschman during Tuesday's portion of the three-day exercise. Helping her is Airman 1st Class
Jennifer Eckman.




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Don't let your 'dash' pass you by


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

I enjoy walking
through cemeteries.
Maybe it's a clergy
thing, I don't know,
but I enjoy walking
through cemeteries.
I read the dates and
the remarks written
on the head stones.
Thanks to the Air
Force, I have walked
through cemeteries all
over the world.
Of all the countries
where I have vis-
ited their cemeteries,
American cemeteries
seem to be the most
unique. What makes
them unique is our
cemeteries represent
America. The names
on the markers are
from the seven con-
tinents. Peoples from
all over the world who
have come to America
are buried here. In an
American cemetery,
you can see a Baker
next to a Sing or Iseri
or Oxman or Wang.
You see Christian,


Hindu, Buddhist,
Muslim and Jewish
all buried in the same
cemetery.
Being raised in
California I had never
seen a cemetery dedi-
cated to soldiers killed
in the Civil War. While
stationed at Moody
AFB, Ga., I visited a
cemetery dedicated
to the Confederate
soldiers. In this cem-
etery was a statue of
a Confederate soldier
with a plaque that
read, "To Our Fallen
Heroes." Around the
statue were graves
of Confederate sol-
diers. A few years
later, I was walking
through a cemetery


in Manchester, New
Hampshire. There
in the middle of that
cemetery was a statue
of a Union soldier.
The plaque on it
read "To Our Fallen
Heroes." Amazing.
One war. Heroes on
both sides.
The grave marker
that is most memora-
ble and bazaar is one I
saw in a small country
cemetery in Arkansas.
The marker reads
"Gone to Wal-Mart."
Now I have gone to
Wal-Mart, and I have
never been to heaven
... but ... I don't view
heaven anything like
Wal-Mart.
On every headstone
there are three items
- name, dates of birth
and death, and a dash
between the dates. Of
those three engravings
the one you have con-
trol over is the dash.
There is nothing you
can do about your
name, it was given to
you at birth. There
is nothing you can
do about the dates of


your birth or death.
The only engraving
you can control on
your headstone is the
dash.
The dash represents
your life. The dash is
what you did with the
time allotted to you.
The dash is what says
to all what you valued
and care about. When
those who love you
pass by your grave
or put flowers upon
your headstone they
will think of how you
treated them. They
will think of memories
and shared events.
As those who knew us
pass by our grave it
is the dash that they
remember. It is what
we have done with the
time that will speak
to them. It is how we
use our resources and
how we treated others
that will be remem-
bered.
You control the
dash on your head
stone, and you write
on it today. Are you
proud of what you are
writing?


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History Highlights


July 31, 2009 Missileer 11


The 3rd Space Launch Squadron


By Mark C. Cleary
45th Space Wing
History Office

In the past 17
years I've witnessed
an impressive num-
ber of unit activa-
tions and inactiva-
tions under the 45th
Space Wing. In one
remarkable instance,
the 5th Space
Launch Squadron
(5 SLS) came and
went, and then it
came back again. So,
if I make a big deal
about the 3rd Space
Launch Squadron
(inactivated on June
30, 2005), just
remember: the 3rd
might come back
again.
Back on November
12, 1991, the
Eastern Space
and Missile Center
(ESMC) was inacti-
vated as a Center,
but it was brought
back the very same
day as the 45th
Space Wing. The
ceremonies were
held jointly, and the
former preceded the
latter by only a few
minutes.
This sleight-of-
hand which, by
the way, was entire
legal ensured the
continuation of a
proud heritage going


all the way back to the
early 1950s.
It also preserved
ESMC's honors under
the 45th Space Wing.
The 1st Space Launch
Squadron (1 SLS) was
already a year old by
that time. It had been
activated under ESMC
when the Center
was transferred from
Air Force Systems
Command to Air Force
Space Command on
October 1, 1990.
The Delta II program
was well into its sec-
ond year of launches
by October 1990, so
activating the 1 SLS
to oversee DELTA II
operations even before
the Wing 'stood up'
made sense.
On the other hand,
the new Atlas II
and Titan IV pro-
grams were just
getting started in
1990. Consequently
Air Force officials
decided to create
two Combined Test


Courtesy Photo
During the 3 SLS' active service, the Eastern
Range supported 70 Atlas missions.


Forces (CTFs) in lieu
of squadrons for the
Atlas II and Titan
IV. The CTFs were
placed under the 45th
Operations Support
Squadron until they
were ready to become
fully operational
squadrons in their
own right. The Atlas
II CTF became the


Atlas Division, and the
Titan IV CTF became
simply the Titan CTF.
To make a long
story short, the Atlas
Division was activated
as the 3rd Space
Launch Squadron (3
SLS) on August 3,
1992. The ceremony
followed the second
successful launch


of a military Atlas
II/CENTAUR space
mission on July 2,
1992. The Titan CTF
was activated as the
5 SLS on April 14,
1994, after a success-
ful Titan IV/Milstar
mission on February
7, 1994.
During the 3 SLS'
active service, the
Eastern Range sup-
ported 70 Atlas mis-
sions.
In addition to its
participation in Atlas
launch campaigns,
the 3 SLS got credit
for 11 Titan IV-IUS
and Titan IV/Centaur
missions that were
launched from
Complexes 40 and 41
after the 5 SLS was
inactivated in 1998.
But 1998 wasn't
the end for the 5
SLS. When two new
Evolved Expendable
Launch Vehicle
(EELV) programs
emerged on the Cape
just a few years later,


the 45th Space Wing
needed a launch
squadron to 'keep
tabs' on them.
Since the 5 SLS
had been in-acti-
vated rather than
de-activated, it could
be resurrected to do
the job. The 5 SLS
went back into opera-
tion on December 1,
2003. It currently
monitors Atlas V and
Delta IV operations
on Complexes 41 and
37B. Of course the
5 SLS retains all the
honors it earned back
in the 1990s.
The Cape's final
Titan IVB mission in
April 2005 heralded
the demise of the 3
SLS two months later,
but the condition
might not be perma-
nent. Programs come
and go. Assuming
the Wing is ever in
the market for a new
launch squadron, the
Air Force can always
bring back the 3 SLS.




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BRIEFS


http://www.patrick.af.mil


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.

Mass Service Alternatives
St. George Catholic Patrick AFB Community
daily 11:30 a.m. Mass has been cancelled for
Aug. 3 7. Here is a list of area churches and
daily mass times:
St. Mary's, Rockledge, Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m.
Holy Name of Jesus, Indiatlantic,
Mon-Fri, 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m.
Ascension Catholic, Melbourne,
Mon-Fri, 7:25 a.m.

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 www.afclubs.net.
For more information, call 494-4013.

Troops to Teachers Program
America's schools need quality teachers. A
Teaching as a Second Career Seminar will be
held at Building 722, Airmen & Family Readi-
ness Center on Aug.. 4 from 9 -11:30 a.m. Par-
ticipants will learn about the Troops to Teachers
Program, certification options and requirements
and more. Call 494-5675 to register.

Summer "Sizzle" Golf
Tournament/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 Country
Boil will be held at the marina following play.


Sign up starts Aug. 3 in the Ship's Store. For
non-golfers, cost of the boil (sausage, shrimp,
corn, potatoes, etc.) is only $5 per person. Food
will be served at approximately 4 p.m. For more
information, call 494-7455.

Foursome Special
The Manatee Cove Golf Course has a fan-
tastic 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 in-
cluded in this special. For more information,
call 494-GOLF.

Airman & Family
Readiness Center
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has
a few upcoming classes and events in Aug.ust
that many will find invaluable: Troops to Teach-
ers 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
Sustainment Briefing, Aug. 12, from 5 6 p.m.;
Elder Care Class, Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. to noon;
Applying 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 informa-
tion and to sign up, call 494-5675.

Library & Youth Programs
Hosts Art Exhibit
The Patrick AFB Library and Youth Programs
will host an art exhibit on Aug. 5, from 11 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m.
The exhibit, entitled "Romare Remixed," will
feature a "remix" and reinterpretation of Afri-
can American artist Romare Bearden's work,
and original artwork created by youth enrolled


in Youth Programs' Camp Xtreme and SAC pro-
grams. 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 details, guidelines and
eligibility requirements, call 494-4947.

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 elementary and
middle school children. For more information
and to sign up, call 494-6881 or e-mail the li-
brary at base.library@patrick.af.mil.

American Heart Association
START! Heart Walk
The American Heart Association is looking
for participants and volunteers for the 2009
Brevard County START! Heart Walk. The event
will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 at Space
Coast Stadium in Viera.
Volunteers are needed for set-up as early as
5 a.m. Community service points are avail-
able. Contact Teresa Christopher at 543-4799
or maxteresa24@bellsouth.net for more details
regarding volunteering.
If you'd like to participate in the Heart Walk
as an individual or form a team, the event will
take place from 8-11 a.m. For more informa-
tion or to register, visit www.brevardheartwalk.
kintera.org.





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AFA's Cape Canaveral Chapter receives national award


The Cape Canaveral
Chapter of the Air
Force Association was
one of only 26 out of
288 AFA Chapters
around the country
to receive National
recognition for its out-
standing Aerospace
Education Program.
"This award is
recognition of the
excellent work by
our Board and in
particular Aerospace
Education VP, Col.
Nick Carpenter, our
Teacher of the Year
and Grant coordina-
tor Judy Shattuck,
formerly the famous
Judy 'Eunice'
Nicholson," said
Chapter President
Chris "Prez" Bailey.


In 2008, 12
Brevard teach-
ers received $250
National Educator
Grants, each of
the five AFJROTC
units received $250
Chapter grants and
the new unit at Space
Coast HS received
$1,000. The ALS and
Community College of
the AF also received
grants for the out-
standing graduates.
The Chapter contin-
ues to fund the Model
Rocket Program at
Croton Elementary
and sponsored a class
trip to the AF Space
and Missile Museum
with the help of
Board member Emily
Perry.


They also sponsored
the trip to the AFA
National Air Warfare
Symposium in
Orlando for a number
of PAFB personnel.
The AFA Mission
is to educate the
public about the criti-
cal role of aerospace
power in the defense
of our nation; advo-
cate aerospace power
and a strong national
defense; and support
the United States Air
Force, the Air Force
family, and aerospace
education.
Information on
scholarships and
grants is available on
afa.org.
To join the AFA go
to www.afa.org and


Photo by Judy Shattuck
Col. (Ret.) Nick Carpenter, left, and Challenger 7 Elementary School
Principal Carol Mela, right, present the 2009 Teacher of the Year Award to
Challenger 7 Elementary School teacher Jennifer Brockwell.
complete the applica- Canaveral" as the or, send an email to
tion, noting "Cape chapter of choice, prez@cfl.rr.com.




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