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Vol. 51 No. 32 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. August 14, 2009

Technicians lower the
Delta II payload

Aug. 16, 1968 busy
launch day at the Cape

All smiles,
all around

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Leading from the front

In preparation for the upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection,
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., top, takes time to get instant feedback
from Staff Sgt. Marisol Charlemagne, left, and Capt. Phil Demola, center,
both from 45th Medical Group, during a recent Major Accident Response

-t Command Chief Master Sgt. Larry Malcom, photo at left, recently gathered
all the enlisted troops into the Base Theatre to hammer home the message
S of "Safety First," and to remind everyone that we need to all pull together to
S,..l show the world what we can do.

"I do understand these ORI's can be stressful, but so is launching missions,
something we continue to do successfully by working hard and relying on
each other. And that's just what we'll continue to do," said Gen. Bolton.
Photo by John Connell

Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile

capabilities to America and its warfighting commands

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

Vol. 51 No. 32

August 14, 2009

2 August 14, 2009 Missileer


Sometimes you just have to prove it

Missileer staff

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

For as long as I can remember,
people here at the 45th Space Wing
- and throughout the Air Force
have thought we were the best
of the best when it comes to the
launch business.
You think it, I think it, we all
think it. And we all know it's true.
But sometimes you just have to
prove it.
Well folks, that "sometime" is
here. Now.
As you are all well aware, the
Operational Readiness Inspection
has begun, and will continue for
the next five weeks or so.
And while I expect every sin-
gle person associated with the
45th Space Wing to be cordial




and cooperative with the Space
Command Inspection Team, I want
to reiterate that safety takes prece-
dence over all inspection activities.
Please never lose sight of that.
And please understand that we
can all benefit from having the way
we do business looked at with a
fine-toothed comb.
The biggest benefits that come
from inspections like these don't
come from where they tell us how
great we are. The bigger bang-for-

the-buck comes from them telling
us how we can do things better,
safer, less expensively, and with
less and less resources, just to
name a few.
And I do understand these ORI's
can be stressful, but so is launch-
ing missions, something we con-
tinue to do successfully by working
hard and relying on each other. And
that's just what we'll continue to do
until mid-September.
When you have the best of the
best working in your corner, it gives
you a feeling of inner confidence.
I have that inner sense and I
trust you do as well.
You have proven to me since Day
1 that you are the best in the busi-
Now we'll just show the world.
Because sometimes we just have
to prove it.

Ask yourself ... 'am I ready?'

By Chief Master Sgt.
Mark B. Isaman
45th Civil Engineer
Squadron Superintendent

Before you leave your house each
morning do you ask yourself, "Am
I ready?" "Is my uniform right?" "Is
my attitude right?" "Am I ready for
the IG?"
Ah, the IG, a subject near and
dear to all of us. If you're like me
you've been working long hours
preparing for this event. But don't
worry all of this will soon be behind
us and we'll be able to get back
to normal. But wait a minute,
maybe we need to think about
what "normal" we need to get back
to. I think our "back to normal"
should include, as a minimum, a
robust Self Inspection Program and
a "back to basics" approach to our
day to day activities.
Air Force directives provide

Commander's Corner

commanders with a tool to evaluate
the internal health of their units,
the Self Inspection Program. Major
Commands develop checklists for
commanders to gauge their abil-
ity to accomplish their respective
The key to a successful Self-
Inspection program is participation
by all unit members throughout
the year, not just before an inspec-
tion. In times of limited resources
we need a systematic approach to
assess compliance and to track
and correct deficiencies. Our self-
inspection programs are those sys-
tems; basic in design but extremely
effective when executed properly.
Speaking of basics, let's spend
a little time on the phrase "back to
basics." A simple concept that is

sometimes difficult to attain. Why
is that? Could it because our world
has gotten so busy, so complicated?
Possibly. More often than we might
like to admit we sometimes overlook
the small details, the basics. Maybe
it's because these things these
basics live in the shadows of those
bigger-picture tasks.
However, we cannot afford to
let the basics stay in the shadows.
In keeping with the theme of this
article, the basics I would like all
of us to focus on before, during, as
well as after the IG inspection are
the simple ones.
Things like customs and courte-
sies, keeping your work areas neat
and clean and probably the most
important: a positive attitude.
If we continue to effectively uti-
lize our Self-Inspection Programs as
well as a "back to basics" approach
in all tasks, we will be ready when
the IG hits the ground.

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
Mr. Chris Calkins
Mrs. Teresa Christopher
Mrs. Juanita McNeely
Layout Coordinators
Mrs. Jennifer Macklin
Mr. John Connell

Published by Cape Publications, Inc., a
private firm in no way connected with the Air
Force, under exclusive written contract with the
45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Fla.
This civilian enterprise Air Force newspa-
per is an authorized publication for members
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
Department of the Air Force or Cape Publications,
Inc., of the products or services advertised.
Everything advertised in this publication
shall be made available for purchase, use or
patronage without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical
handicap, political affiliation or any other non-
merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.
Editorial content is edited, prepared and
provided by the 45th Space Wing Public Affairs
Office. All photographs are Air Force photo-
graphs unless otherwise indicated.

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Submission deadline is 2 p.m.
the Friday before publication.


Small Business

Office here to help

August 14, 2009 Missileer 3

By Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

Patrick Air Force
Base wants to sup-
port small businesses
and Alice O'Neal is
here to serve them.
That, in a nutshell, is
her No. 1 priority, she
said from her Small
Business Office in
Building 423.
"My number one
mission is to deter-
mine the best way
small businesses
can support the 45th
Space Wing mission
on each acquisition
and to make sure
using small business
is the smart solu-
tion rather than a
required program."
She said she takes
direction from the
words of Mr. Ronald
Poussard, director of
the Air Force Small
Business Programs.
"Like Mr. Poussard
has said, we want
to bring in small
businesses in, not
because somebody set
some percentage goal
and said 'that's what
you need to do,' but
because small busi-
nesses add value to
the mission and value
to the warfigher," she
Ms. O'Neal current-
ly handles contracts
not only here at

Patrick Air Force Base
and Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station,
but also services
Jonathon Dickinson
Tracking Annex, in
Jupiter, Malabar
Tracking Annex,
remote sites at both
Ascension Air Field
and Antigua Auxiliary
Air Field.
"We may be a very
small office, but we
try taking care of and
supporting a very
wide area," she said
with a knowing smile.
She also said she
is well aware that
today's economic con-
ditions, times can be
tough and the small
business owner is
having some tough
"Money is tough
for some of the big
companies to get, so
just imagine what
some of our potential
customers are going
through? It's tough
out there to be sure,"
she said.
But not so tough
that she won't do
anything she can do
to make things "hap-
pen." And she also
said she has a pretty
good reason to do just
that. It's called her
vision statement.
"The most reward-
ing part of my posi-
tion is to teach and
guide small business-

Photo by Chris Calkins
Ms. Alice O'Neal currently handles contracts
not only here at Patrick Air Force Base and
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, but also
services Jonathon Dickinson Tracking Annex,
in Jupiter, Malabar Tracking Annex, remote
sites at both Ascension Air Field and Antigua
Auxiliary Air Field.

es thru the acquisition
processes which allow
small businesses to
successfully move for-
ward to the forefront
in support of the of
the war fighter," she
"I never promise any-
thing to anyone who
walks in our door;
except that they will
get the best service,
advice and assistance
they need to be ulti-
mately successful.
What do they have to
lose? They can always
come in and talk

first," she said.

Editor's note: Ms.
O'Neal's office is locat-
ed in Room NC-110
and her phone number
is 494-2207.

oto by Bruce Johnson, ITT Space Systems Division

One Final Look

United Launch Alliance technicians lower the
Delta II payload fairing in place to encapsulate
the GPS IIR-21 satellite to prepare it for flight
Monday morning. Once the rocket achieves
orbit, the fairings will be jettisoned allowing the
satellite to be deployed. This will be the last Air
Force Delta II GPS launch and the last of the
GPS IIR series before the next generation of
GPS satellites, known as the GPS IIF series, is

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Air Force Space Command's
2009 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher
Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award

Mr. Burton E. Slesinger


Name, Rank, unit, and duty title:
Staff Sergeant Christopher Powers,
45th CES Firefighter-Crew Chief
How long have you been at this duty station?
3 years, 4 months
What is your hometown (city, state)?
Gainesville, FL
What's your favorite motto?
"Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more,
you should never wish to do less."
What inspired you to go beyond the call of
"I enjoy what I do in the Air Force so much that it
never really feels like I'm going beyond. I just strive
to give 100% at all times."

Why do you serve in the Air Force?
"The Air Force has always been a part of my life
from start, it's what I know. It's the best of both
worlds being a firefighter and serving my country in
the USAF."

Reason for nomination:
"Staff Sgt. Powers consistently raises the bar at
the PAFB Fire Department. During a recent TDY
to Silver Flag at Tyndall AFB, Sergeant Powers
was instrumental in getting the base emergency
water supplies established resulting in getting the
bare base operational in minimum time. Sergeant
Powers' effort was so impressive that he received
a Letter of Appreciation from the Civil Engineer
Commander of the Vermont Air National Guard."

TSgt. Jeff Hackworth,
NCOIC Logistics/Compliance,
45th CES/Fire Protection Flight

4 August 14, 2009 Missileer

History Highlights

Two to draw on

By Mark C. Cleary
45th Space Wing
History Office

On August 16,
1968, the Eastern
Range supported
the debut launches
of two major ballis-
tic missile systems
- the Air Force's
Minuteman III and
the Navy's Poseidon.
The Minuteman
III was the third
in a series of
Ballistic Missiles
(ICBMs) manu-
factured by the
Boeing Company. It
was a three-stage,
solid-fueled missile
designed to carry
multiple warheads.
The missile was
more than 5 feet in
diameter at its wid-
est point, and it was
almost 60 feet long.
It weighed about
78,000 pounds. Like
its earlier siblings,
it was designed to
be launched from
a hardened under-
ground silo.
Following a highly
successful test flight
program, hundreds
of Minuteman IIIs
were deployed to
the western United
States where they
figured prominently
in the nation's stra-
tegic nuclear deter-
rent in the 1970s
and in later years.
Only 17 Minuteman
III missiles were

launched from Silos
31B and 32B at
Cape Canaveral by
December 15, 1970,
but Vandenberg AFB
carried on the tradi-
tion with periodic test
flights of Minuteman
missiles thereafter.
The Minuteman force
remains a vital part
of America's nuclear
arsenal today.
The Poseidon was
also a solid-fueled
ballistic missile, but
it represented an
entirely new gen-
eration of Submarine
Launched Ballistic
Missiles (SLBMs).
It was destined to
replace the Polaris, a
first-generation SLBM
deployed by the U.S.
Navy in the early
The Poseidon was
built by Lockheed
Martin Space Systems,
and it weighed about
64,000 pounds. It
was 34 feet long and
74 inches in diam-
eter, and it had two
booster stages ver-
sus the Minuteman's
In all, the Eastern
Range supported
266 Poseidon missile
flights launched from
Pads 25C and 25B,
from USS Observation
Island (a specially out-
fitted surface ship),
and from nuclear
submarines sub-
merged east of Cape
Canaveral. The range's
final Poseidon launch

Courtesy Photo
The Cape's first Poseidon C-3 SLBM awaits its
launch from Pad 25C Aug. 16, 1968.

occurred on April 30,
Both debut flights
were highly success-
ful, and one more
Minuteman III and
a Poseidon were

launched on different
days before the end
of year. The Eastern
Range supported a
total of 49 missile
flights and space
launches in 1968, but

Courtesy Photo
The first Minuteman III rockets skyward from
Silo 32B on Aug. 16, 1968.

the Minuteman III and
Poseidon debut flights
were perhaps the
most remarkable mis-
sions that year. Two
major weapon systems
with lots of deter-

rent potential were
launched on the same
day from the same
reservation (Cape
Canaveral), and both
flights accomplished
their objectives.

August 14, 2009 Missileer 5

6 August 14, 2009 Missileer

'Ask Capt. Ready'
is brought to you as a
part of the 45th Space
Wing Emergency
Information Program.
If you have any
questions or com-
ments, please con-
tact the Readiness
& Emergency
Management Flight at

Captain Ready:
I keep hearing these
announcements over
the base giant voice
stating "Phase One
lightning, or Phase II
lightning"; "lightning
in five" so I go inside
and count to five and
then return to normal
duty. I got in trouble
with my supervisor for
being outside after the
five seconds. Is my
supervisor just being
hard on me or am I
doing it all wrong?
Lightning Lover

Dear Lightning:
You should be proud
to call this person
your supervisor. Not
only is he/she NOT
being hard on you
but, he/she is looking
out for your safety.
The highest death
rates from lightning
in the United States
are in Florida, which
is known as the light-
ning capital of the
country. What you are
hearing over the giant

voice are instructions
to take cover because
lightning is within
a certain number of
nautical miles away
from the base.
Phase I potential
existence for light-
ing to develop within
five nautical miles of
PAFB expected with-
in 30 minutes.
Phase II lightning is
imminent or occurring
within five nautical
miles of PAFB.
If you are outdoors,
avoid water, high
ground and open
spaces. Avoid all
metal objects includ-
ing electric wires,
fences, machinery,
motors, power tools,
etc. Unsafe places
include underneath
canopies, small pic-
nic or rain shelters,
or near trees. Where
possible, find shel-
ter in a substantial
building or in a fully
enclosed metal vehicle
such as a car, truck
or a van with the win-
dows completely shut.
If lightning is striking
nearby when you are
outside, you should:
A. Crouch down. Put
feet together. Place
hands over ears to
minimize hearing
damage from thunder.
B. Avoid proximity
(minimum of 15 ft.) to
other people.
If you are indoors,
avoid water (i.e. bath/

shower) and stay
away from doors and
windows. Do not use
the telephone. Take
off head sets. Turn
off, unplug, and stay
away from appliances,
computers, power
tools, & TV sets.
Lightning may strike
exterior electric and
phone lines, inducing
electric shock to inte-
rior equipment.

Captain Ready:
I was a Boy Scout
when I was younger.
I still remember their
motto, "be prepared".
Years late I now find
myself in Florida, a
very hurricane prone
state. I know how
to pack for a week-
end camping trip but
I would like to hear
your ideas for how to
prepare for that next
big hurricane.

Dear Prepared:
I'm happy to hear
that you are planning
in advance. Too many
people do not do this
and they end up rely-
ing on neighbors or
government agencies
(FEMA, Red Cross,
etc.) to meet their
needs after a major
disaster such as a
hurricane. Govern-
ment agencies need
a few days to bring
supplies and equip-
ment in after a major

disaster and Uncle
Sam will have to dis-
tribute limited sup-
plies far and wide.
It's good that you
know how to pack to
go camping; many of
the supplies that are
needed for a camping
trip are also what are
needed immediately
after a hurricane. The
list that follows is not
all inclusive but is a
good starting point:
Water at least one
gallon daily per per-
son for three-to-seven
days. Fill water con-
tainers with potable
(tap) water about a
day prior to storm
arrival for drinking
purposes or pre-pur-
chase bottled water.
Consider filling bath-
tubs with water too,
but this water should
be used only for
hygiene purposes.
Food at least
enough for three-to-
seven days including
non-perishable pack-
aged or canned food/
Other items needed
* foods for infants or
the elderly
* snack foods
* non-electric can
* cooking tools/fuel
(good thing you have
that camping gear)
* paper plates/plastic
utensils (picnic any-

* Blankets/pillows,
* Clothing season-
al/rain gear/sturdy
* First Aid Kit/
Prescription Drugs
Special Items for
babies and the elderly
* Toiletries hygiene
* Moisture wipes
* Flashlight/batteries
* Radio battery
operated AM/FM and
NOAA weather radio
* Cash Banks and
ATMs may not be
open or available for
extended periods.
* Keys
* Toys, books and
* Important docu-
ments in a water-
proof container
including insurance
policies, medical
records, bank account
numbers, Social
Security card, etc.
* Document all valu-
ables with videotape if

* Tools keep a set
with you during the
* Vehicle fuel tanks
Pet care items -
* Proper identifica-
* Ample supply of
food and water
* a carrier or cage
* medications
* muzzle and leash

As you can see, you
probably already have
most of these items,
it's just a matter of
having everything in
one spot during the
hurricane. It is also
possible that your
home will be damaged
after the hurricane
and you will have to
Having prepared
ahead of time and
having storage con-
tainers available will
make this process

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Events Calendar

August 14, 2009 Missileer 7


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

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

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

2:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut

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



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

Summer Story Time
10 a.m.

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

Summer Story Time
10 a.m.
Libira r\

Boater Safety
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Summer Story Time
10 a.m.


Orientation Briefing
7:30 a.m. noon

Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing

Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing
Families of Deployed
Personnel Dinner
6 7 p.m.
Family Child Care
Certification Class,
8:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
FCC Office

C arer CI( Class
10 1 1 d. i lt Inl.
A&FRC Bov. lng
$1.25 Games
11 a.m. c losing
Start of Patrick AFB
& CCAFS Fitness
Center "Aerobathon"


Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing

Spouse Orientation
1 3 p.m.

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

Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing
Life Cycle
Fitness Class
11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Airman Leadership
School Class
09-07 Starts

Bowling Special
$1.25 Games
11 a.m. closing

4 :-.l .l p I
ShiarI Hut


Smooth Move Class
9- 11 a.m.

Unlimited Bowling
2 p.m. closing

Pajama Club
Story Time
6:15 p.m.


Bowling Special
2 p.m. closing

Family Child Care
Certification Class
8:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
FCC Office


Unit Sp(ouI Training
]1 l0 a.m. -
12-30 p m.

Inimited Bowling
Sp.m. closing
2 p.m. closing

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

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

Rock'it Glow Bowl
7 p.m. closing

Back to School
7 10 p.m.
Youth Programs

Tr\x-s Hold'em
5 10 p.m.
The Tides

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

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

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

Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Out Rec.
Sailing Class
2 3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Appreciation Day
Free Bowling
1 4 p.m.

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

Sailing Class,
2 3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Rec.

Latin Experience -
Orchestra 702
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Tides

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8 August 14, 2009 Missileer

Airman one of first to graduate AU ABC

Harris given educational opportunity and takes off with it

By Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

Staff Sgt. Keondra
Harris takes this posi-
tive role model thing
seriously. And that's
one reason she was
one of the first
Sergeants to receive
her Bachelor's Degree
from the recently
formed Air University
Cooperative Program.
"Well, I am the old-
est of four children
and my younger sib-
lings look up to me
and I don't ever want
to let them down,"
said Sgt. Harris, an
Aerospace Medicine
Technician, who
works in the 45th
Space Wing Medical
"Secondly, I want
my children (two
girls, ages 2 and six
months) to see that I
have and will con-
tinue to build a
solid foundation for
them. In addition, I
want them to know
that if their mother
can go to college while
taking care of them
that they can do any-
thing and everything
they put their mind
to," she said with
emphasis. "I plan on
making the military
a career and I want
to get the most out of
my time."

AU ABC links
Airmen who have
completed associate
degrees to "military
friendly" colleges and
universities around
the country, according
to Ms. Kathy Farris,
chief, education and
training office.
In addition, AU
ABC maximizes the
application of military
career education and
training and is open
to all serving in the
active duty Air Force,
Air Force Reserves or
Air Guard, Ms. Farris
The Air Force
Virtual Education
Center serves as the
gateway to AU ABC
degree programs
and associated stu-
dent services such
as online enrollment,
tuition assistance pro-
cessing, support ser-
vices and access to
distance learning
"Bottom line up
front," said Ms. Farris,
"the student is able to
participate in courses
anytime, anywhere to
earn career-relevant
bachelor's degrees at
no additional cost to
the member or the Air
Airman Harris said
getting into the pro-
gram was simple, and
the employees at the
base education office
are there to lend a
helping hand.

inoro oy JennlTer viaCKlin
Staff Sgt. Keondra Harris, right, is congratulated by Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., Commander,
45th Space Wing, for being one of the first Sergeants to receive her Bachelor's Degree from the
Air University Associate-to-Baccalaurate Cooperative Program.

"All I needed was
to first get accepted
into the college. The
second step was to
collect all of my tran-
scripts from previous
colleges I have
attended. The final
process was to bring
my degree plan to the
base education office,"
she said.
"Several people
at the base educa-
tion office helped
me; however, the one

person who helped
me the most was Mr.
Shelton Russell. He
always went above
and beyond the call
of duty to assist me
with my educational
needs," said Airman
Harris, a native of
Augusta, Ga., who
graduated from Burke
County High School in
The AU ABU pro-
gram and instructors
were also first-rate,

she said.
"The best thing
about the AU-ABC
program is that my
courses were com-
pletely covered using
my tuition assistance,
said the sergeant.
"Another excellent
thing about using this
program was that the
university accepted
almost all of my previ-
ous courses that I had
taken, and I even got
credit for my military

training. They trans-
ferred my complete
CCAF as well.
"In addition, the
school staff was awe-
some; my teacher was
always available to
help with my home-
work. The program
gives civilian institu-
tions insight into the
lifestyle of a military
member. For instance,

See Airman,
page 9

http://www. patrickkaf, mil

August 14, 2009 Missileer 9

"Bottom line up front, the
student is able to participate
in courses anytime, anywhere
to earn career-relevant
bachelor's degrees at no
additional cost to the
member or the Air Force."
Ms. Kathy Farris

from page 8
if a military member
has an unannounced
TDY or a family emer
agency, the civilian
institutions are
eager to help," she
Currently work-
ing on her Master's
Degree, Sergeant
Harris is also in
the process of
applying for her
commission and
hopes to be pinning
on her lieutenant
bars sometime in
early 2010.

"I have always
dreamed about
becoming a Medical
Service Corp officer
in the United States
Air Force. I credit
my inspiration to my
Godmother, who
was a Medical Service
Corp Officer in the
U.S. Air Force, and
my ROTC instructor
during high school
ROTC, said the
dreams come true,"
she said.
Especially when
you work for them.

Photo by Chris Calkins
Ms. Kathy Farris, chief, education and training office, left, is proud of Staff Sgt. Keondra Harris'

Can almost

smell those

fries now

Patrick Air Force Base Burger King lovers
will soon be able to enjoy a brand-new
restaurant when remodeling work is
completely finished. "This store will not open
until it meets both AAFES and Burger King
standards, and we'll make sure it does before
the doors open to the greatest customers in
the world," said Mr. David Crain, AAFES gen-
eral manager. The 90-day project currently has
a mid-to-late October Grand Opening planned,
according to Mr. Crain.

Photo by Chris Calkins

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Education opportunity available

for interested senior level civilians

(AFNS) Air Force
civilians interested
in applying for the
Academic Year 2011
Defense Senior Leader
Development Program
have until Sept. 11
to submit nomina-
tion packets to the
Air Force Personnel
Center here.
The Department
of Defense's DSLDP
focuses on how
to effectively lead
organizations and
programs, as well

how to be successful
in the joint, interagen-
cy and multinational

To be eligible,
nominees must:
* Be in grades GS-
14/15, NSPS PB-03 or
* Have two years Air
Force civil service by
nomination due date
of Sept. 11.
* Hold a bachelor's
degree. And
* Have a minimum of
one year supervisory

Nomination pack-
ages must include
Air Force Form 4059,
a resume, a signed
mobility agreement
and the DOD DSLDP
application for the
Employees inter-
ested in this opportu-
nity must be available
to attend long-term
training from July
2011 through June
2012 if they do not
have their senior
level professional
military education

Completed pack-
ages can be mailed
555 E Street West,
Ste 1, Randolph Air
Force Base, Texas
78150 or faxed to
210-565-7150, DSN
665-7150. Selections
should be made in the
first quarter of 2010.
For more infor-
mation, call AFPC/
DPIFDA at DSN 665-
2524 or 210-565-2524
OR the Total Force
Service Center at 800-

Air Force Office of Scientific Research

officials launch social media outreach

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) Air Force Office
of Scientific Research officials here announced
Aug. 7 the launch of two new pages on
Facebook and Twitter.
To follow AFOSR on each site, type "AFOSR" .
in the search box on each page.
The new AFOSR Facebook and Twitter pages
will provide real-time information on AFOSR
stories, accomplishments,
scientific breakthroughs and events. In addi-
tion, postings will include announcements and

deadlines for funding opportunities and
awards programs worth millions of dol-
"AFOSR sponsors innovative and
cutting edge technologies that revo-
lutionize and shape the future of the
Air Force. It seems only fitting that we
approach our communications and new
media the same way we approach sci-
ence," said Dr. Brendan Godfrey, the
AFOSR director.
To learn more about AFOSR, visit or on their new
Facebook and Twitter pages.

August 14, 2009 Missileer 11

The main thing is to

keep the main thing

the main thing

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

Since arriving at
Patrick last month,
much of my time has
been spent in-pro-
cessing. I've done the
typical tasks of turn-
ing in folders, updat-
ing Tricare, sitting
through briefings,
and learning the
mission of the base
and my unit, the
Along the way I've
been amazed with
the professionalism
and dedication of the
Patrick AFB commu-
nity as we prepare for
our upcoming inspec-
Seeing how each
person contributes to
the mission and the
culture of excellence
that supports it has
encouraged me in my
own job.
One of the chapel's
main functions is to
foster spiritual well-
ness in the Patrick
AFB community. As
the UCI draws near,
this might also be
a good time to look
inward and do a
spiritual wellness
Lt. Col. John
Leitnaker, then

operational preven-
tion branch chief in
the AFMC Surgeon's
Office said, "The
spiritual dimension
centers on faith in
a higher order and
Spiritual wellness
does not necessarily
mean a belief sys-
tem that is religion-
based, but recognizes
the importance of
resiliency and the
ability to bounce
back from the inevi-
table setbacks in
As the inspec-
tors come in we may
see parking spots
reserved and DV
areas set up specifi-
cally for the IG team.
We set aside
these places, and
the resources
required, to give
the team what they
need to perform the

It becomes our pri-
ority and gives us an
opportunity to show
the IG what we can
do. Without this, it's
hard for the team
to focus on their job
while here.
Spiritual wellness
is a lot like that. We
know there will be
setbacks in life but
our ability to bounce
back comes from set-
ting aside places in
our hearts and minds
for the important
If we are going to
center in on faith
and hope we need to
set aside areas in
our life for that
When I was in
seminary we had a
guest speaker who
said something so
simple and yet so
profound, it's stuck
with me all these
"The main thing
is to keep the main
thing the main
Whether it's in
preparation for an
upcoming inspec-
tion or as you focus
on your spiritual
wellness, remem-
ber to "keep the
main thing the main

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

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 details, contact Barry Chefer at 494-6063.

Tuesday: 6-7 p.m. Islamic studies, South Chapel, room 105. For
Islamic worship services, contact Marvin Hagan at 254-6727 or the
Islamic Society of Brevard County at 984-4129.

Religious education classes

The Saint George Catholic Community at Patrick Air Force Base
Chapel is ready to help you and your child grow in the joy and
knowledge of the Catholic faith.
Whether you are just arriving here, preparing your child for a
Sacrament or just want to give your child the right tools to deal with
a sometimes confusing and difficult world, we can help.
Our Religious Education program offers lifelong faith formation
opportunities in a warm, loving and fun environment. Our pro-
gram is free for Pre-K 8th grade and also for our Confirmation and
adult classes.
There is a nominal fee for our high school program.
PreK 8th grade will meet in the Base Education Center in
Central Housing on Sunday mornings from 10:15-11:15 a.m., begin-
ning Aug. 30. Our high school class meets in the Shark Center on
Sunday evenings from 6 8 p.m. beginning Satuday.
Registrations will be held after all Masses this weekend and next
Come meet our staff, ask questions, have some refreshments
and register! Your child will thank you forever! For more informa-
tion, contact Lucie Black (PreK 8, Confirmation, adult classes and
the RCIA, which we used to call "convert classes") at 504-7987 or
Georgette Hoppenbrouwer (grades 9 12) at 779-9890.


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Helping the Homeless Vets
A collection of deodorant and insect repellant is
needed for our "Homeless Veterans" by Sept. 15.
The drop off point is with Ms. Terri L. Sellon at
Patrick AFB Chapel. For further information contact
her at 494-4073.

Veteran's Home Loan Seminar
You are invited to attend a session with represen-
tatives from the Veterans Administration (VA) Re-
gional Loan Center to learn about their affordable
homeownership programs, benefits, and improve-
ments to the Home loan program.
The free Seminar will take place at the Base Edu-
cation Center Auditorium, Bldg. 998 on Tues., Sept.
1 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration is required due to limited seating.
Registration must be made by Fri., Aug. 28. Call
494-2594/6318 or email
to register. Parking is limited to the North Parking

Airman & Family
Readiness Center August Classes
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has a
few upcoming classes and events in August that
many will find invaluable: Pre-Separation Briefing,
Aug. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to noon; Spouse Orienta-
tion Briefing, Aug. 19, from 1 3 p.m.; Smooth Move
Class, Aug. 20, from 9 11 a.m.; Families of De-
ployed 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.

New Child Development
Center to open soon
The new CDC is expected to open in mid-Octo-
ber! 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.

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 per-
sonnel who join the club during the campaign will
automatically receive three months free dues, free

cash back through the rewards program, and a 6-
month 0 percent introductory APR. As an additional
bonus, 200 members will be randomly selected to
receive $250 by participating in an online survey at For more information, call 494-

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 available. Contact
Teresa Christopher at 543-4799 or maxteresa24@ for more details regarding volunteer-
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 information or to register,

Labor Day 2-Person
Best Ball Golf Tournament
Sign up now for the Manatee Cove Golf Course's
Labor Day 2-Person Best Ball Tournament, being
held Sept. 7 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Teams
will be flighted by team handicap. Each player will
play their own ball and the team score will be the
best ball net. If you sign up as a single, you will
be partnered with another single. Cost is $30 for
Annual Pass players, $33 for Annual Fee players,
and $43 for all others. Save $5 by signing up before
COB Aug 31. Payment must be made at time of
registration. No refunds after the registration cutoff
date, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m.
Entry includes greens fee, cart, prize fund, clos-
est to the pin awards, and beverages. You must have
a USGA handicap or play scratch. Awards will be
given for the first three places in each flight. Ties will
be determined with the #1 handicap hole. For more
information, call 494-GOLF.

Jacksonville Qualifier
If you are an active duty golfer assigned to Patrick
AFB with a handicap index of 8.0 or below, you are
eligible to participate in the Jacksonville Qualifier
on Sept. 19 and 20 at the Manatee Cove Golf Course.
Tee times will be at 8 a.m. on both days. The low
four qualifiers in this 36-hole event will represent
Patrick AFB in the 45th Annual Southeast Military

Invitational Golf Tournament at Jacksonville Naval
Air Station. The tournament will be held Oct. 5 9.
Before competing in the qualifier, make sure you can
go permissive TDY that week. If you are interested,
please sign up before Sept. 18. For more information,
call Fred Mills at 494-7856.

Meet Youth Programs'
New Sports Director
Parents and youth are cordially invited to meet
Youth Programs' new Sports Director, Mr. John
Berardi, on Sept. 1, from 4 5 p.m. Please come
by and discuss with him what sports activities and
events you would like to see at the Youth Center.
The programs are open to youth in grades K-12. For
more information, call 494-4747.

The Patrick AFB and CCAFS Fitness Centers will
hold an "Aerobathon" on their designated running
tracks from Sept. 1 30. The goal is for each unit
to log as many aerobic activity hours as possible
during the month. Participants take part in any of
the group exercises and/or fitness improvement
classes, or complete a minimum of 30 minutes on
any indoor
cardio machine. Participants may also swim or run
outdoors. Commander's Cup Points will be awarded!
For more information, guidelines and eligibility
requirements, call 494-4947 (Patrick) or 853-3966

2009 Arts & Crafts Gallery
The Arts & Crafts Center is now accepting entries
for the 2009 Arts & Crafts Gallery. The gallery is
open to all eligible users adults and youth. Each
entrant is allowed to enter three arts/crafts items
and three photography items. Entry forms can be
downloaded from the 45th Force Support Squadron
website at Entries will be
accepted thru October 2009. All Patrick AFB entries
will be submitted to Air Force Space Command for
consideration for the Air Force Gallery. For more
information, call 494-4270.

Bowling Center Specials
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will feature the
following specials in September: Labor Day Snack
Bar Special, Sept. 7; $1.25 Game Special, Sept. 1
and 2, from 11 a.m. to closing; Unlimited Bowling
Special, Sept. 3, from 2 p.m. to closing; Lunch and
Bowl Special, Tuesday thru Friday, from 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. For more information, call 494-2958.

Airman & Family Readiness
Center September Classes
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has a
few upcoming classes and events in September that
many will find invaluable: Career Change Class,
Sept. 1, from 10 11:30 a.m.; Families in the Know
Class, Sept. 1, from 6:30 7:30 p.m.; Unit Spouse
Training, Sept. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;
Pre-Separation Briefing, Sept. 8, from 9 10:30 a.m.;
Fundamentals of Resumes Class, Sept. 8, from 1 3
p.m.; Tap 3-Day Workshop, Sept. 8, 9 and 10, from 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; How to Become a Millionaire Class,
Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Sponsorship
Training, Sept. 10, from 9 11 a.m.; Bundles for
Babies/Newborn Care Class, Sept. 10, from 6 8
p.m.; Applying for AF Jobs Class, Sept. 11, from 9
- 11 a.m.; Deployment Line for Deployed Families,
Sept. 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Newcomer's
Orientation Briefing, Sept. 15, from 7:30 a.m. to
noon; 1st Term Airman Financial Management
Class, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Spouse
Orientation, Sept. 16, from 1 3 p.m.; Smooth Move
Class, Sept. 17, from 9 11 a.m.; Job Search Class,
Sept. 21, from 10 11:30 a.m.; Families of Deployed
Dinner, Sept. 22, from 6 7 p.m.; Heart Link Class,

Sept. 23, from 9 11:30 a.m.; and TSP, Sept. 23,
from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information
and to sign up, call 494-5675.

Labor Day Pool Party
Outdoor Recreation invites you to join them on
Sept. 7, from noon to 3 p.m., for the Labor Day Pool
Party at the Family Pool. The event is free and will
feature games, prizes and light refreshments. After
the party, the pool will remain open until 6 p.m. For
more information, call 494-2042.

Lodging Amenities
Space Coast Inn offers free wireless internet and
flat screen televisions in some of its guest rooms.
Plans are underway to expand these amenities to all
lodging guests by the end of 2009. They also offer a
free self-serve laundry service, a small fitness annex
in Bldg. 502, and free internet/business work sta-
tions in the main lobby of Bldg. 720 available for
use by authorized lodging guests. Please take time
to complete one of their Air Force Lodging comment
cards, available in the lobby or in your guest room.
Good news or ideas for improvement are always wel-
come. For more information, call 494-6590.

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Visiting Officer Quarters
Lodging has announced that Bldg 503 has
recently transferred into their possession. They
will be converting this building into Visiting Officer
Quarters and are expecting an Air Force Lodging
Fund grant in FY2010 for extensive upgrades. For
more information, call 494-6590.

School Age Program
Youth Programs' Before & After School Age
Program offers more than just a place for your
child to be while waiting on you to complete your
work day. The program provides a state-of-the-art
environment that is an extension of the school day
- where your child can play, while still learning his/
her favorite subjects. Your child will not be in one big
multi-purpose area.
The program offers individual classrooms with
different activities in each room, to include: a home-
work assistance program, arts & crafts, fitness
activities and skill building activities. There will even
be time for them to chat with their friends.
Meals are provided under the guidance of the
USDA Food Program. For more information and to
enroll your child, call 494-4747.

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